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24th May '17 6:29:51 PM Theriocephalus
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Compare FlingALightIntoTheFuture, HumanitysWake, UniquenessValue, and LivingRelic. GenocideBackfire and GenocideFromTheInside can both cause this trope. EndangeredSpecies and DyingRace are not as extreme versions. Sometimes paired with TheAloner for truly horrifying angst. Occasionally PlayedForDrama or PlayedForLaughs with OnlyYouCanRepopulateMyRace. Occasionally the Last Of His Kind is of a previously extant BarbarianTribe of some kind. If ThereIsAnother, see AdamAndEvePlot. TheCollector likely wants to put him in their FantasticNatureReserve.

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Compare FlingALightIntoTheFuture, HumanitysWake, UniquenessValue, and LivingRelic. GenocideBackfire and GenocideFromTheInside can both cause this trope. EndangeredSpecies and DyingRace are not as extreme versions.versions, although they may lead to this eventually. Sometimes paired with TheAloner for truly horrifying angst. Occasionally PlayedForDrama or PlayedForLaughs with OnlyYouCanRepopulateMyRace. Occasionally the Last Of His Kind is of a previously extant BarbarianTribe of some kind. If ThereIsAnother, see AdamAndEvePlot. TheCollector likely wants to put him in their FantasticNatureReserve.



* Draco (no, not [[Literature/HarryPotter that]] [[DracoInLeatherPants Draco]]) in ''Film/{{Dragonheart}}'' is the last dragon. In a less literal example, his nemesis-turned-friend Sir Bowen is the last Knight of the Old Code.
** Thanks to the sequel, this title has passed onto his son, Drake. The film also introduces Griffin, an evil dragon that is implied to have been one of Draco's contemporaries, and who is still living in the sequel on account of [[HumanityEnsues ensuing humanity]]. (This is a retcon; possibly justified in that Griffin is a Chinese dragon [with a non-Chinese name]; it's entire possible that a dragon living in the British Isles may not know about him.)

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* Draco (no, not [[Literature/HarryPotter that]] [[DracoInLeatherPants Draco]]) in ''Film/{{Dragonheart}}'' is the last dragon. In a less literal example, his nemesis-turned-friend Sir Bowen is the last Knight of the Old Code.
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Code. Thanks to the sequel, this title has passed onto his son, Drake. The film also introduces Griffin, an evil dragon that is implied to have been one of Draco's contemporaries, and who is still living in the sequel on account of [[HumanityEnsues ensuing humanity]]. (This is a retcon; possibly justified in that Griffin is a Chinese dragon [with a non-Chinese name]; it's entire possible that a dragon living in the British Isles may not know about him.)
22nd May '17 7:30:51 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In the MarvelUniverse, ComicBook/{{Galactus}} is the last of his entire ''universe'', which was reincarnated into the one with [[Comicbook/SpiderMan Spider-Man]], the Comicbook/FantasticFour, and all the rest. Subverted recently, however, with the ''Galacta'' one-shot: he has a daughter, created via [[TrulySingleParent spontaneous generation]]. [[spoiler:And she's pregnant.]]
** The Elders of the Universe are somewhat younger, each of them immortal due to having become a one-person [[PlanetOfHats Species of Hats]]--they REALLY ticked off Death. The one exception is the Collector, who has a daughter who gained immortality too. (So did his wife, but after a few million years, [[WhoWantsToLiveForever she lost the will to live and relinquished her immortality.]] This was, in fact, what made him realize he needed a hobby to keep from going mad, which led him to, well, collecting.)

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ComicBook/{{Galactus}} is the last of his entire ''universe'', which was reincarnated into the one with [[Comicbook/SpiderMan Spider-Man]], the Comicbook/FantasticFour, and all the rest. Subverted recently, however, with the ''Galacta'' one-shot: he has a daughter, created via [[TrulySingleParent spontaneous generation]]. [[spoiler:And she's pregnant.]]
** The Elders of the Universe are somewhat younger, each of them immortal due to having become a one-person [[PlanetOfHats Species of Hats]]--they REALLY ticked off Death. Each is the last survivor of his respective species. The one exception is the Collector, who has a daughter who gained immortality too. (So did his wife, but after a few million years, [[WhoWantsToLiveForever she lost the will to live and relinquished her immortality.]] This was, in fact, what made him realize he needed a hobby to keep from going mad, which led him to, well, collecting.)



*** This was part of the premise of the original Guardians of the Galaxy as well -- Charlie-27, Martinex, and Yondu were each the last survivors of their race, the rest having been wiped out by the Badoon. Major Vance Astro counts himself among them, being a FishOutOfTemporalWater and the last survivor of the 20th century. Later they were joined by Nikki, the last Mercurian. Incidentally, [[spoiler:it was eventually revealed that Yondu is ''not'' the last living native of Centauri IV.]]
* The alien prankster the Impossible Man started out like this. After ComicBook/{{Galactus}} consumed his planet, he was the sole surviving Poppupian. Eventually, however, he started an AdamAndEvePlot of a sort by himself; out of lonliness, he used the cloning method that [[TrulySingleParent Poppupians use to reproduce]] to create the Impossible Woman to act as his companion; in turn, the two of them spawned more clones of themselves, the Impossible Kids. His species has not come close to recovering yet, of course, but it's a start.
* ComicBook/SpiderWoman was originally supposed to be the only one of her kind ever, since she was originally a very mutated Wundagore Widow spider, genetically engineered to be sapient and humanoid in appearance (Latrodectus sapiens?), but her origin was later retconned to make her just a genetically altered human being.
* It was believed for a long time that this was true for the villainous Space Phantom, a servant of [[TimeLord Immortus]] whose species destroyed their home world by using TimeTravel far too much. However, this was changed via a {{retcon}}, which said that there were, in fact, many surviving Phantoms, ''all'' of which worked for Immortus. (It was just hard to tell them apart, it seemed.)

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*** ** This was part of the premise of the original Guardians of the Galaxy as well -- Charlie-27, Martinex, and Yondu were each the last survivors of their race, respective races, the rest having been wiped out by the Badoon. Major Vance Astro counts himself among them, being a FishOutOfTemporalWater and the last survivor of the 20th century. Later they were joined by Nikki, the last Mercurian. Incidentally, [[spoiler:it was eventually revealed that Yondu is ''not'' the last living native of Centauri IV.]]
* ** The alien prankster the Impossible Man started out like this. After ComicBook/{{Galactus}} consumed his planet, he was the sole surviving Poppupian. Eventually, however, he started an AdamAndEvePlot of a sort by himself; out of lonliness, he used the cloning method that [[TrulySingleParent Poppupians use to reproduce]] to create the Impossible Woman to act as his companion; in turn, the two of them spawned more clones of themselves, the Impossible Kids. His species has not come close to recovering yet, of course, but it's a start.
* ** ComicBook/SpiderWoman was originally supposed to be the only one of her kind ever, since she was originally a very mutated Wundagore Widow spider, genetically engineered to be sapient and humanoid in appearance (Latrodectus sapiens?), but her origin was later retconned to make her just a genetically altered human being.
* ** It was believed for a long time that this was true for the villainous Space Phantom, a servant of [[TimeLord Immortus]] whose species destroyed their home world by using TimeTravel far too much. However, this was changed via a {{retcon}}, which said that there were, in fact, many surviving Phantoms, ''all'' of which worked for Immortus. (It was just hard to tell them apart, it seemed.)



* ''ComicBook/YTheLastMan''
** This was subverted in an early arc where [[spoiler:a baby boy was born]], meaning though Yorick is the last man, he's not the last ''male''.

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* ''ComicBook/YTheLastMan''
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In ''ComicBook/SpiderVerse'', the Inheritors do this towards the creature known as The Other and towards Spider-Totems created by chance or by magic when they infect the Web of Life with the blood of The Other and The Bride (re: Kaine Parker and Cindy Moon). They tried to do this to ''all Spiders'' via The Scion [[spoiler:(Re: [[ComicBook/SpiderGirl Benjy Parker]])]], but Spider-Ham [[SpannerInTheWorks stopped that easily]]
* ''ComicBook/YTheLastMan'', initially.
This was subverted in an early arc where [[spoiler:a baby boy was born]], meaning though Yorick is the last man, he's not the last ''male''.



* In ''ComicBook/SpiderVerse'', the Inheritors do this towards the creature known as The Other and towards Spider-Totems created by chance or by magic when they infect the Web of Life with the blood of The Other and The Bride (re: Kaine Parker and Cindy Moon). They tried to do this to ''all Spiders'' via The Scion [[spoiler:(Re: [[ComicBook/SpiderGirl Benjy Parker]])]], but Spider-Ham [[SpannerInTheWorks stopped that easily]]
18th May '17 9:36:58 AM LaptopGuy
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* Following the death of Music/ChrisCornell in May 2017, Eddie Vedder of Music/PearlJam became the last surviving major grunge singer of the early '90s.
18th May '17 7:35:30 AM BeerBaron
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*** In the ''Dawnguard'' DLC, the player meets the last of the Snow Elves that haven't been corrupted into Falmer.

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*** In the ''Dawnguard'' DLC, the player meets the last of the Snow Elves that haven't been corrupted into Falmer.Falmer, Knight-Paladin Gelebor. [[spoiler: He survived along with a small population of other unmutated Snow Elves at a remote chantry. However, his brother, who became a vampire, wiped out every other surviving Snow Elf, leaving only him]].
15th May '17 6:14:18 PM kazokuhouou
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** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', Panne is the last rabbit Taguel. She isn't overly concerned about her species' survival, but [[InterspeciesRomance she can still marry]]. Her future son Yarne is the last Taguel [[BadFuture in his timeline]], and unlike his mother, he is ''[[CowardlyLion terrified]]'' of his kind going extinct. If any of them marry Avatar or Avatar's daughter, their child also fits this.

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** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', Panne is the last rabbit Taguel. She isn't overly concerned about her species' survival, but [[InterspeciesRomance she can still marry]]. Her future son Yarne is the last Taguel [[BadFuture in his timeline]], and unlike his mother, he is ''[[CowardlyLion terrified]]'' of his kind going extinct. If any either of them marry Avatar or Avatar's daughter, the Avatar, their child Morgan also fits this.this. It's implied that there are few Manaketes left as well, meaning Tiki and Nowi are also the last of their kind. Nowi can have a future daughter named Nah [[spoiler: who in the BadFuture ''The Future Past'', really ''does'' become the last of her kind after Tiki becomes the new Naga.]]
8th May '17 11:00:45 PM Dere
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** ...So when ''VideoGame/SonicChronicles'' introduced another echidna to the game universe, who happens to be female, [[http://powerwing-amber.deviantart.com/art/Late-to-the-Meme-Bandwagon-253321091 the shippers more or less ran with it.]]
** Also, ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' introduced Tikal. Despite the fact she died prior to ''Sonic 1'' and is undead in-game, the shippers also ran with it.

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** ...So ** So, when ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' introduced Tikal, the shippers ran with it, despite the fact she died prior to ''Sonic 1'' and is undead in-game. Ditto for when ''VideoGame/SonicChronicles'' introduced another echidna to female echidna, despite the game universe, who happens to be female, [[http://powerwing-amber.deviantart.com/art/Late-to-the-Meme-Bandwagon-253321091 the shippers more or less ran with it.]]
** Also, ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' introduced Tikal. Despite the fact she died prior to ''Sonic 1'' and is undead in-game, the shippers also ran with it.
being CanonDiscontinuity.
8th May '17 10:57:10 PM Dere
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* Knuckles in the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' series is the last echidna, the species previously having powerful tribes long ago. This is void in several comic series, where there's no shortage whatsoever.
** Knuckles was last of his kind in the British ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'' continuity, which made him overjoyed when he met fellow Echidna Dr. Zackary. As expected he turned out to be yet another person to use Knuckles' gullibility against him, turning out to be a [[OmnicidalManiac nutso terrorist]] and later joining up with Robotnik. He met another one later on, though this time he was much more [[IneffectualLoner suspicious]] (Ironic, as this one was actually good).
** Recently, the [[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog Archie comics]] wiped out most of the echidnas. There's still a fair number of them, but they're now an endangered people and their highly advanced modern city is now long destroyed.
** ...So when ''VideoGame/SonicChronicles'' introduced another echidna to the game canon, who happens to be female, [[http://powerwing-amber.deviantart.com/art/Late-to-the-Meme-Bandwagon-253321091 the shippers more or less ran with it.]]

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* Knuckles in the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' series is the last echidna, the species previously having powerful tribes long ago. This is void in several comic series, where there's no shortage whatsoever.
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** Knuckles was last of his kind in the British ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'' continuity, continuity as well, which made him overjoyed when he met fellow Echidna Dr. Zackary. As expected he turned out to be yet another person to use Knuckles' gullibility against him, turning out to be a [[OmnicidalManiac nutso terrorist]] and later joining up with Robotnik. He met another one later on, though this time he was much more [[IneffectualLoner suspicious]] (Ironic, as this one was actually good).
** Recently, the The [[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog Archie comics]] wiped out most used to have no shortage whatsoever of the echidnas. There's still echidnas, though. That is, until a fair number of them, but they're now an endangered people and their highly advanced modern city is now long destroyed.
recent CosmicRetcon did away with them.
** ...So when ''VideoGame/SonicChronicles'' introduced another echidna to the game canon, universe, who happens to be female, [[http://powerwing-amber.deviantart.com/art/Late-to-the-Meme-Bandwagon-253321091 the shippers more or less ran with it.]]


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** Knuckles was eventually revealed to be this in the AlternateUniverse Sonic Boom as well. In fact, it was the whole subject of an episode. Of course, [[DenserAndWackier this being Sonic Boom]], the subject was treated less seriously than in the other continuities.
6th May '17 7:58:43 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries'':

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27th Apr '17 10:59:28 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Series/{{Supergirl}}, Kara and [[ComicBook/{{Superman}} her cousin]] are initially thought to be the last Kryptonians. It's quickly subverted, when it's revealed that a number of criminal Kryptonians are still alive and have followed Kara to Earth. When Mon-El is introduced, he also thinks he's the last Daxamite, until a ship arrives with his parents and their servants, who have managed to make it out. Additionally, they reveal that a number of other Daxamites are scattered throughout the universe.
27th Apr '17 10:54:36 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Series/EmeraldCity'', Glinda worries considerably that she and West might become the last Cardinal Witches ever. The Wizard seems convinced that Mother South's death means no more witches will be born in Oz again. {{Subverted|Trope}} when it's revealed that [[spoiler:Glinda's lying. Not only is she hiding Mother South, who is still alive, but Glinda's secretly breeding and training a new generation of witches to fight the Wizard]].

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* In ''Series/EmeraldCity'', Glinda worries considerably that she and West might become the last Cardinal Witches ever. The Wizard seems convinced that Mother South's death means no more witches will be born in Oz again. {{Subverted|Trope}} when it's revealed that [[spoiler:Glinda's lying. Not only is she hiding Mother South, who is still alive, but Glinda's secretly breeding and training a new generation of witches to fight the Wizard]]. Further subverted near the end of Season 1, when [[spoiler:West frees the witches trapped in the Prison of the Abject, unleashing them on the city]].
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