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19th Mar '17 9:48:51 AM nombretomado
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* ''TabletopGame/BeastThePrimordial'': Beasts believe themselves to be the children of an entity known as the Dark Mother, among other things. And they claim the progenitors of all the other "monster races" in the NewWorldOfDarkness as siblings.

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* ''TabletopGame/BeastThePrimordial'': Beasts believe themselves to be the children of an entity known as the Dark Mother, among other things. And they claim the progenitors of all the other "monster races" in the NewWorldOfDarkness TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness as siblings.
1st Mar '17 7:30:44 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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** Pictured above is Davros, creator of the Daleks. He isn't a Dalek himself, but with his Dalek-esque life support machine and OmnicidalManiac tendencies, he's halfway there.

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** Pictured above is Davros, creator of the Daleks. He Daleks, isn't a Dalek himself, but with his Dalek-esque life support machine and OmnicidalManiac tendencies, he's halfway there.
5th Feb '17 2:19:00 PM leonardd
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* In ''Manga/SeraphOfTheEnd'', the entire vampire race is descended from a group of obscenely powerful "Progenitors". By the time the series began, the First Progenitor (aka the first and the most powerful vampire) is said to [[spoiler: disappeared several centuries ago after siring Second to Fifth Progenitors, who in turn sired Sixth to Twentieth Progenitors]]. The Twentieth (weakest) Progenitors are still [[OneManArmy One Man Army]], whose physical abilities can't be matched by any human fighters, even those armed with the most powerful demon weapons. Therefore, they have to resort to teamwork and tactics in order to defeat lower-ranking Progenitors. Fighting higher-ranking ones is practically suicidal in most cases.

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* In ''Manga/SeraphOfTheEnd'', the entire vampire race is descended from a group of obscenely powerful "Progenitors". By the time the series began, the First Progenitor (aka the first and the most powerful vampire) is said to [[spoiler: have disappeared several centuries ago after siring Second to Fifth Progenitors, who in turn sired Sixth to Twentieth Progenitors]]. The Twentieth (weakest) Progenitors are still [[OneManArmy One Man Army]], whose physical abilities can't be matched by any human fighters, even those armed with the most powerful demon weapons. Therefore, they have to resort to teamwork and tactics in order to defeat lower-ranking Progenitors. Fighting higher-ranking ones is practically suicidal in most cases.
4th Feb '17 10:21:10 AM X2X
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* In the ''ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}'' StoryArc "ComicBook/OldManLogan", [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk Bruce Banner]] is the progenitor of the [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk Hulk]] Gang.

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* In the ''ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}'' StoryArc "ComicBook/OldManLogan", "ComicBook/OldManLogan," [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk Bruce Banner]] is the progenitor of the [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk Hulk]] Gang.



* The Emperor Ing in ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime 2: Echoes''. Scan logs will tell you that it "is the strongest Ing in the horde, the alpha and the omega," and that "like its brethren, the Emperor Ing is a metamorph."

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* The Emperor Ing in ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime 2: Echoes''.''VideoGame/MetroidPrime2Echoes''. Scan logs will tell you that it "is the strongest Ing in the horde, the alpha and the omega," and that "like its brethren, the Emperor Ing is a metamorph."



* In ''VideoGame/{{Mass Effect 3}}'', krogan legend states that Kalros is this to the Thresher Maw species. This is probably just myth, but Kalros is by far the largest and most dangerous Thresher Maw in existence and proves perfectly capable of taking down [[spoiler:a Destroyer-class Reaper]] single-handed. It's mentioned that Thresher Maws reproduced by ''spore'', thus anyone encounter can possibly become its carrier and spread it across the galaxy.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Mass Effect 3}}'', ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', krogan legend states that Kalros is this to the Thresher Maw species. This is probably just myth, but Kalros is by far the largest and most dangerous Thresher Maw in existence and proves perfectly capable of taking down [[spoiler:a Destroyer-class Reaper]] single-handed. It's mentioned that Thresher Maws reproduced by ''spore'', thus anyone encounter can possibly become its carrier and spread it across the galaxy.



** The ''Leviathan DLC'' explains that [[spoiler:Harbinger]] is this to the Reapers.
* Most of the enemies that appear in the "Subspace Emissary'' mode of ''SuperSmashBrosBrawl'' are made of Shadow Bugs extracted from Mr. Game & Watch's body.
* Franchise/TheElderScrolls lore tells of a woman named Lamae Beolfag, chronicled in the book ''Opusculus Lamae Bal''. Created through a traumatic rape by Molag Bal, the Daedric Prince of Domination and Enslavement, Lamae became the first recorded vampire, dubbed "Blood Mother". It is believed that all Vampires descend from her, upsetting the balance of death and rebirth normally administered by the Aedric God Arkay.
** Confirmed in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]: Dawnguard DLC''. We are also shown the Volkihar Clan of eastern Skyrim, who are unlike their Cyrodilic cousins are Vampire Lords and owe their unique and more powerful form due to being gifted with vampirism directly from Molag Bal himself. They likewise share several traits of Molag Bal, such as voluntary shapeshifting, being capable of telekinesis and permanently charming victims.

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** The ''Leviathan DLC'' ''Leviathan'' DLC explains that [[spoiler:Harbinger]] is this to the Reapers.
* Most of the enemies that appear in the "Subspace Emissary'' VideoGame/TheSubspaceEmissary mode of ''SuperSmashBrosBrawl'' ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'' are made of Shadow Bugs extracted from Mr. Game & Watch's body.
* Franchise/TheElderScrolls ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' lore tells of a woman named Lamae Beolfag, chronicled in the book ''Opusculus Lamae Bal''. Created through a traumatic rape by Molag Bal, the Daedric Prince of Domination and Enslavement, Lamae became the first recorded vampire, dubbed "Blood Mother". Mother." It is believed that all Vampires descend from her, upsetting the balance of death and rebirth normally administered by the Aedric God Arkay.
** Confirmed in the ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]: Dawnguard DLC''.Dawnguard'' DLC. We are also shown the Volkihar Clan of eastern Skyrim, who are unlike their Cyrodilic cousins are Vampire Lords and owe their unique and more powerful form due to being gifted with vampirism directly from Molag Bal himself. They likewise share several traits of Molag Bal, such as voluntary shapeshifting, being capable of telekinesis and permanently charming victims.



* Alex Mercer of ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}''. Created by accident when [[spoiler:the dead body of]] a human was infected with the most powerful mutagenic virus ever designed, he began the game as a HumanoidAbomination, was well on his way to [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch]] levels by the end, and was creating more of his kind by the second. Even the title of the game refers to the rarely-used definition of the word "prototype", meaning the first of a new species.

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* Alex Mercer of ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}''. Created by accident when [[spoiler:the dead body of]] a human was infected with the most powerful mutagenic virus ever designed, he began the game as a HumanoidAbomination, was well on his way to [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch]] {{Eldritch|Abomination}} levels by the end, and was creating more of his kind by the second. Even the title of the game refers to the rarely-used definition of the word "prototype", "prototype," meaning the first of a new species.



* ''VideoGame/OfOrcsAndMen'' has [[spoiler:Styx, an Orc deformed by abuse of magic, as the progenitor to the goblin race--hence why he's the only intelligent goblin around]]. The prequel ''Videogame/StyxMasterOfShadows'' shows that [[spoiler:goblins are essentially just [[CloneDegeneration inferior clones]] created by Styx that he spawns for various purposes and the Styx that's the protagonist of the games is actually a clone himself that the real Styx infused enough magic for him to retain his intelligence]].
* Wander in ''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus'' is the progenitor of the horned boys [[spoiler:and, by extension, shadow children]] in ''{{Ico}}.''
* ''VideoGame/AgeOfMythology'' has Fenris Wolf Brood and Jormund Elver, making the mythological Fenris Wolf and Jormungandr (the midgard-serpent) their Monster Progenitors.
* ''Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddys2'' reveals that [[spoiler:the Puppet]] is the one responsible for causing the animatronics from [[Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddys the first game]] to act as homicidal as they are [[spoiler:by haunting them with the souls of five murdered children]]. One minigame implies that it was the ''first'' animatronic to go wrong [[spoiler:by being haunted with the soul of the aforementioned child murderer's first victim]].
* [[AntiHero Sol Badguy]] of the ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' games was once a brilliant scientist who tampered with biological augmentation and magic to create a new race of {{transhuman}}s, the titular [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Gears]]. However, he was betrayed and turn into one himself by his evil former friend, [[TheAtoner and boy does he regret it all]]. He won't rest until [[HunterOfHisOwnKind all the other Gears]] [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge and his former friend]] are lying dead.

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* ''VideoGame/OfOrcsAndMen'' has [[spoiler:Styx, an Orc deformed by abuse of magic, as the progenitor to the goblin race--hence why he's the only intelligent goblin around]]. The prequel ''Videogame/StyxMasterOfShadows'' ''VideoGame/StyxMasterOfShadows'' shows that [[spoiler:goblins are essentially just [[CloneDegeneration inferior clones]] created by Styx that he spawns for various purposes and the Styx that's the protagonist of the games is actually a clone himself that the real Styx infused enough magic for him to retain his intelligence]].
* Wander in ''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus'' is the progenitor of the horned boys [[spoiler:and, by extension, shadow children]] in ''{{Ico}}.''VideoGame/{{Ico}}.''
* ''VideoGame/AgeOfMythology'' has Fenris Wolf Brood and Jormund Elver, making [[Myth/NorseMythology the mythological Fenris Wolf and Jormungandr Jormungandr]] (the midgard-serpent) Midgard Serpent) their Monster Progenitors.
* ''Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddys2'' ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys2'' reveals that [[spoiler:the Puppet]] is the one responsible for causing the animatronics from [[Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddys [[VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys the first game]] to act as homicidal as they are [[spoiler:by haunting them with the souls of five murdered children]]. One minigame implies that it was the ''first'' animatronic to go wrong [[spoiler:by being haunted with the soul of the aforementioned child murderer's first victim]].
* [[AntiHero Sol Badguy]] of the ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' games was once a brilliant scientist who tampered with [[BioAugmentation biological augmentation augmentation]] and magic {{magic|FromTechnology}} [[GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke to create a new race race]] of {{transhuman}}s, the titular [[OurDemonsAreDifferent [[OurMonstersAreDifferent Gears]]. However, he was betrayed and turn turned into one himself by his evil {{evil former friend, friend}}, [[TheAtoner and boy does he regret it all]]. He won't rest until [[HunterOfHisOwnKind all the other Gears]] [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge and his former friend]] are lying dead.dead.
** ''Guilty Gear'' actually subverts this trope in a few ways. Despite Sol being the SuperPrototype, he's only a prototype in the sense that he's the first Gear to exist. It is Justice, Type-01 and the first "complete" Gear (though ''Xrd -SIGN-'' calls into question if she's the first Gear produced after Sol), who shares a genetic link to all other Gears and thus [[MindControl able to control them]] as [[MonsterLord a Commander Gear]] (though Sol [[NoSell is immune]] to her powers due to predating Justice; presumably, the handful of other Commander Gears are similarly unaffected by Justice's psychic commands). However, Justice is not directly responsible for the creation of other Gears with the exception of her daughter Dizzy (who is [[LukeIMightBeYourFather hinted]] to also be the daughter of [[spoiler:Mr. Badguy himself]]). Justice's bloodline, consisting of Dizzy and Dizzy's son Sin, [[MacGuffinSuperPerson proves to be important]] in ''Overture'' because they carry a genetic key signature that is necessary for the plans of that game's BigBad.
20th Jan '17 10:54:40 AM ChronoLegion
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* ''Series/TrueBlood'' has Lilith, the first vampire. However, she is long dead by the time the series takes place. A vial of her blood is stored in the headquarters of the Vampire Authority. There is a growing movement among vampires that opposes "mainstreaming" and integrating into the human society instead of trying to rule the humans and slaughter them like cattle. [[spoiler:Bill ends up drinking Lilith's blood and becomes "Billith"]].




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* ''Series/TrueBlood'' has Lilith, the first vampire. However, she is long dead by the time the series takes place. A vial of her blood is stored in the headquarters of the Vampire Authority. There is a growing movement among vampires that opposes "mainstreaming" and integrating into the human society instead of trying to rule the humans and slaughter them like cattle. [[spoiler:Bill ends up drinking Lilith's blood and becomes "Billith"]].
20th Jan '17 10:54:22 AM ChronoLegion
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* ''Series/TrueBlood'' has Lilith, the first vampire. However, she is long dead by the time the series takes place. A vial of her blood is stored in the headquarters of the Vampire Authority. There is a growing movement among vampires that opposes "mainstreaming" and integrating into the human society instead of trying to rule the humans and slaughter them like cattle. [[spoiler:Bill ends up drinking Lilith's blood and becomes "Billith"]].
20th Jan '17 10:50:02 AM ChronoLegion
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* The ''Franchise/DragonAge'' setting had the Tevinter Magisters who entered and subsequently corrupted the Golden City of TheMaker. This, in turn, has corrupted them into the first Darkspawn, who then spread this corruption as a MysticalPlague to start the First Blight. At least one of these Magisters, Corypheus, is still alive and more or less sane a thousand years later, as evidenced by the ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' DLC.

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* The ''Franchise/DragonAge'' setting had the Tevinter Magisters who entered and subsequently corrupted the Golden City of TheMaker. This, in turn, has corrupted them into the first Darkspawn, who then spread this corruption as a MysticalPlague to start the First Blight. At least one of these Magisters, Corypheus, is still alive and more or less sane a thousand years later, as evidenced by the ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' DLC. He becomes the BigBad in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition''.
20th Jan '17 9:54:08 AM rafi
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* In ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', [[spoiler:[[GodIsEvil The Idea of Evil]]]] is the progenitor of all demons--including the five members of the Godhand whose job it is to create new Apostles.
* In ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' the Yoma were created [[spoiler:by the very organization that supposedly fights them]] from experiments on [[spoiler:two Asarakam held captive by the Organization]]. What's REALLY disturbing is that one of them is a juvenile and the other is an adult, and by mixing their genetic material together, you get the parasitic worms that mutate humans into Yoma. Ew.



* [[spoiler:Kuran Kaname]] from ''Manga/VampireKnight'' may not be the original progenitor of the race, but he was one of the original purebloods, exerted a huge influence during his lifetime, and founded the royal line of purebloods who kept track of the species. Plus, he's totally badass [[spoiler:in his current incarnation]].
* In ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', [[spoiler:[[GodIsEvil The Idea of Evil]]]] is the progenitor of all demons--including the five members of the Godhand whose job it is to create new Apostles.
* In ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', it is implied that Evangeline may be one of these. She's been around for centuries, has none of the classic weaknesses of vampires, was not bitten by another vampire, but transformed [[spoiler: in an experiment by the Lifemaker]], is capable of transforming people into her type of vampire, and has been identified as being of a specific race of vampire.



* In the manga version of ''Manga/SoulEater'', we eventually find out that Excalibur is the first [[EquippableAlly demon weapon]], upon which all others were based. It's still not clear where he came from in the first place, though.

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* In the manga version of ''Manga/SoulEater'', we eventually find out ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', it is implied that Excalibur is Evangeline may be one of these. She's been around for centuries, has none of the first [[EquippableAlly demon weapon]], upon which all others were based. It's still classic weaknesses of vampires, was not clear where he came from bitten by another vampire, but transformed [[spoiler: in an experiment by the first place, though.Lifemaker]], is capable of transforming people into her type of vampire, and has been identified as being of a specific race of vampire.



* The Beast Titan from ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' has the ability to [[spoiler:turn humans into Titans]] through some unknown means. Whether it was the original Titan or not is unclear, but evidence suggests that it wasn't.



* In ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' the Yoma were created [[spoiler:by the very organization that supposedly fights them]] from experiments on [[spoiler:two Asarakam held captive by the Organization]]. What's REALLY disturbing is that one of them is a juvenile and the other is an adult, and by mixing their genetic material together, you get the parasitic worms that mutate humans into Yoma. Ew.

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* In ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' the Yoma manga version of ''Manga/SoulEater'', we eventually find out that Excalibur is the first [[EquippableAlly demon weapon]], upon which all others were created [[spoiler:by the very organization that supposedly fights them]] based. It's still not clear where he came from experiments on [[spoiler:two Asarakam held captive by in the Organization]]. What's REALLY disturbing is that first place, though.
* [[spoiler:Kuran Kaname]] from ''Manga/VampireKnight'' may not be the original progenitor of the race, but he was
one of them is the original purebloods, exerted a juvenile huge influence during his lifetime, and founded the other is an adult, and by mixing their genetic material together, you get royal line of purebloods who kept track of the parasitic worms that mutate humans into Yoma. Ew.species. Plus, he's totally badass [[spoiler:in his current incarnation]].
18th Jan '17 7:21:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* Father Dagon and Mother Hydra as the parents of the Deep One race in the CthulhuMythos. In any case several of the Old Ones that appear in the mythos had different offspring both as monsters races and as other forms of EldritchAbomination.

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* Father Dagon and Mother Hydra as the parents of the Deep One race in the CthulhuMythos.Franchise/CthulhuMythos. In any case several of the Old Ones that appear in the mythos had different offspring both as monsters races and as other forms of EldritchAbomination.
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