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15th Jun '18 5:24:12 AM RJP
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* Ego from ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'' formed alone in space and had to search the universe for other lifeforms. He refers to himself as a Celestial, it's not clear if he's related to the "celestial beings" from the [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy first movie]] which were based on the Celestials from the comics.

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* Ego from ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'' formed alone in space and had to search the universe for other lifeforms. He refers to himself as a Celestial, it's not clear if he's related to the "celestial beings" from the [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy first movie]] which were based on the Celestials from the comics. This is possibly implying that Ego is a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boltzmann_brain Boltzmann brain]].
15th Jun '18 5:18:35 AM Tyrannocyon
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* The ''Indominus Rex'' from ''Film/JurassicWorld'', though technically subverted when it's revealed that Ingen initially created ''two'', but the bigger one ''ate its smaller sibling.''
** Played straight with the ''Indoraptor'' from the sequel ''Film/JurassicWorldFallenKingdom'', as only one was ever created, being a [[PsychoPrototype problematic and aggressive prototype]] for their planned weaponized dinosaurs.
7th May '18 2:08:27 AM Bosco13
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* Ego from ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'' formed alone in space and had to search the universe for other lifeforms. He refers to himself as a Celestial, it's not clear if he's related to the "celestial beings" from the [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy first movie]] which were based on the Celestials from the comics.
15th Apr '18 9:59:39 PM wrpen99
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** There is one particular reason for this that extends to most of the more exotic hybrids; as animals from one side of the world will never breed even with compatible ones from the other in the wild, such breedings in captivity are often one of a kind because of species viability. As desirable as the traits of a particularly rare crossbreed might be, you would need a huge stock of both species to keep them around, as crossbreeds are always inviable, or for one genetic reason or another incapable of producing children. Thus, any time one shows up is likely to be the first and last time.
19th Mar '18 4:56:30 PM eroock
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-> "But the most wonderful thing about tiggers is... I'm the only one!"
-->--'''[[CaptainObvious Tigger]]''', ''[[Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh Winnie the Pooh]]''

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-> "But ->''"But the most wonderful thing about tiggers is... I'm the only one!"
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-->-- '''[[CaptainObvious
Tigger]]''', ''[[Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh Winnie the Pooh]]''
19th Jan '18 5:56:37 AM Cryoclaste
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* Many, many [[MonsterOfTheWeek monsters of the week]] on ''Series/TheXFiles'' and ''Series/TheOuterLimits.''

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* Many, many [[MonsterOfTheWeek monsters of the week]] on ''Series/TheXFiles'' and ''Series/TheOuterLimits.''Series/{{The Outer Limits|1963}}.''
8th Jan '18 4:04:40 PM WillKeaton
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* Played many ways in different ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' games. Some bosses, such as Sheegoth and the Metroids are mature metamorphoses of a mook species, others like the Ing gain unique forms by consuming technology, some creatures like Thardus are not even classifiable as biological organisms, and then there's Ridley who, despite [[spoiler: being revealed to have a metamorphic growth cycle]] in Other M, has only one known body at a time. His consciousness seems to persist between incarnations as a facet of the same psychic power that lets him control the Space Pirates.

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* Played many ways in different ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' games. Some bosses, such as the Sheegoth and the Metroids Metroids, are mature metamorphoses of a mook species, others like the Ing gain unique forms by consuming technology, some creatures like Thardus are not even classifiable as biological organisms, and then organisms. Then there's Ridley who, despite [[spoiler: being revealed to have a metamorphic growth cycle]] in Other M, ''Other M'', has only one known body at a time. His consciousness seems to persist between incarnations as a facet of the same psychic power that lets him control the Space Pirates.time.
8th Jan '18 4:02:38 PM WillKeaton
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* There’s a ComicBook/GreenLantern called [[http://greenlantern.wikia.com/wiki/Adam_(Space_Sector_1055) Adam]], who is the only member of his species. He dies whenever he gives birth but his Power Ring lets him keep memories from previous generations.

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* There’s a ComicBook/GreenLantern called [[http://greenlantern.wikia.com/wiki/Adam_(Space_Sector_1055) Adam]], Adam,]] who is the only member of his species. He dies whenever he gives birth but his Power Ring lets him keep memories from previous generations.
8th Jan '18 4:02:23 PM WillKeaton
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** [[http://dragonball.wikia.com/wiki/Buyon The Buyon]], which could resist a Kamehameha in a relatively early stage of the series, was present only in a "boss tower" surrounded by an ecosystem in which it couldn't survive (FridgeLogic can be an important part of this trope — in this case, how did they bring the creature into the tower, and where from?). No other specimen ever appears again for the whole series, but it's interesting to see what would have happened if invaders had come across others of the same species — if others existed at all.

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** [[http://dragonball.wikia.com/wiki/Buyon The Buyon]], Buyon,]] which could resist a Kamehameha in a relatively early stage of the series, was present only in a "boss tower" surrounded by an ecosystem in which it couldn't survive (FridgeLogic can be an important part of this trope — in this case, how did they bring the creature into the tower, and where from?). No other specimen ever appears again for the whole series, but it's interesting to see what would have happened if invaders had come across others of the same species — if others existed at all.
28th Nov '17 5:57:42 PM SpinAttaxx
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** A number of Pokémon [[OlympusMons are on the level of gods]] and almost certain to be one-of-a-kind: [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Groudon, Kyogre, Rayquaza]], [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Arceus]], [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY Xerneas, Yveltal]], and [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Alola's "Tapu" guardian deities]] (Tapu Koko, Tapu Lele, Tapu Bulu, and Tapu Fini). [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY Zygarde]] might also count [[TheWormThatWalks depending on how you define "single specimen"]]. There are other legendary Pokémon that are considered godlike, but it's more ambiguous if there are more than one of them or not. Some forms of Pokémon media even contradict each other, such as multiples of supposed one-of-a-kind legendaries.

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** A number of Pokémon [[OlympusMons are on the level of gods]] and almost certain to be one-of-a-kind: [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Groudon, Kyogre, Rayquaza]], [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Arceus]], [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY Xerneas, Yveltal]], and [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Alola's "Tapu" guardian deities]] (Tapu Koko, Tapu Lele, Tapu Bulu, and Tapu Fini).Fini), and [[VideoGame/PokemonUltraSunAndUltraMoon Necrozma]]. [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY Zygarde]] might also count [[TheWormThatWalks depending on how you define "single specimen"]]. There are other legendary Pokémon that are considered godlike, but it's more ambiguous if there are more than one of them or not. Some forms of Pokémon media even contradict each other, such as multiples of supposed one-of-a-kind legendaries.



** There are also a few definite aversions: [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Latias]] is stated not to be one-of-a-kind in its ''Emerald'' Pokédex entry (and its SpearCounterpart Latios would logically be the same), [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Deoxys]] and [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY Diancie]] come from rare but repeatable mutations, [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Manaphy]] are known to both hatch from eggs and produce more eggs (though their offspring in captivity are Phione and not more Manaphy), [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Keldeo]] is known to have had parents (but may be the LastOfItsKind now), and [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon the Cosmog line]] can breed once fully evolved into Solgaleo and Lunala]].
** While distinct from legendary Pokémon, the Ultra Beasts are another aversion, since multiple specimens of each one are seen/encountered at various points. Of course, they have no real "legend" and are simply [[spoiler:Pokémon which hail from a completely different dimension]]. The jury's still out on [[spoiler:Necrozma (who may or may not be a member of the Ultra Beasts)]], however.

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** There are also a few definite aversions: [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Latias]] is stated not to be one-of-a-kind in its ''Emerald'' Pokédex entry (and its SpearCounterpart Latios would logically be the same), [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Deoxys]] and [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY Diancie]] come from rare but repeatable mutations, [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Manaphy]] are known to both hatch from eggs and produce more eggs (though their offspring in captivity are Phione and not more Manaphy), [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Keldeo]] is known to have had parents (but may be the LastOfItsKind now), and [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon the Cosmog line]] can breed once fully evolved into [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Solgaleo and Lunala]].
Lunala]] can create more of heir pre-evolution, Cosmog (though not through conventional breeding).
** While distinct from legendary Legendary Pokémon, the Ultra Beasts are another aversion, since multiple specimens of each one are seen/encountered at various points. Of course, they have no real "legend" and are simply [[spoiler:Pokémon Pokémon which hail from a completely different dimension]]. The jury's still out on [[spoiler:Necrozma (who may or may not be a member of dimension. Solgaleo and Lunala, despite fitting more under the OlympusMons umbrella, are considered Ultra Beasts)]], however.Beasts and likewise aren't single specimens either. The one Ultra Beast that ''is'' implied to be one of a kind is Necrozma, as [[spoiler:it was revered as a PhysicalGod in Ultra Space in its original form, and is even referred to with the name, "The Blinding One"]].
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