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17th Aug '16 11:19:10 AM trulymadmoves
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* The title creature of ''Film/TheWaterHorseLegendOfTheDeep'' is explicitly stated to be a Single Specimen Species. "The rarest of all creatures", there can only be one at a time. The creature is not depicted as magical, nor does the issue go unexplored: it's explained that each water horse lays a single egg and dies before the egg hatches, making the protagonists determined to protect the one they have in their possession.
28th Jul '16 9:04:25 AM GlassRain
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* ''Webcomic/ZebraGirl'': Sandra is the only representative of her race. [[spoiler:At least, until Gregory shows up.]] Hell's inhabitants call her a Nefastis.
8th Jul '16 8:03:31 PM PDL
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** ''Anime/PokemonHoopaAndTheClashOfAges'' manages to complicate matters by having its star Pokémon, Hoopa, capable of summoning a great number of legendary Pokémon from ''other dimensions''. Almost all have appeared in previous movies, but it isn't known if the ones that appeared in this movie are the same individuals (Apart from Rayquaza, who is a shiny in ''Clash Of Ages'', making it a different member of a SingleSpecimenSpecies).
6th Jul '16 9:05:01 PM Berrenta
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** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lonesome_George Lonesome George]], the very last Pinta Island Tortoise.
*** As of 24 June 2012, no longer an example, sad to say. R.I.P., George.

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** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lonesome_George Lonesome George]], the very last Pinta Island Tortoise.
*** As of 24
Tortoise, until his death in June 2012, no longer an example, sad to say. R.I.P., George.24, 2012.
21st Jun '16 12:38:50 PM SpinAttaxx
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* In ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' many "legendary Pokémon" would count as one of these.
** The [[FanNickname Poké-Gods (i.e. Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, and Arceus)]] are the only truly "one-of-a-kind" Pokémon. Lugia is shown to have a breeding population, and many of the legendary birds (Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres) and legendary beasts (Raikou, Entei, and Suicune) are shown to have different members of the species encountered by the main heroes during the course of the series. Likewise, there has been shown to be more than one Deoxys in the series, and the Mew in ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie'' is a different Mew from the one in ''Anime/PokemonLucarioAndTheMysteryOfMew''. ''Anime/{{Pokemon 2000}}'' seems to imply that a specific set of the legendary birds (perhaps the progenitors of their respective species, but this isn't spelled out) are uniquely important despite looking the same as the others, since capturing them was catastrophic to the entire planet's weather.
** [[Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie Mewtwo]] was created by humans and was the only member of his species as [[NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup his creators were killed]] and all the research describing his creation was destroyed. That is until the [[Anime/PokemonGenesectAndTheLegendAwakened 16th Movie]] introduced a second Mewtwo that makes it a species of two.
** Also, Latios and Latias are shown to be the offspring of another pair of Latios/Latias in ''Anime/PokemonHeroes'', and Shaymin in ''Anime/PokemonGiratinaAndTheSkyWarrior'' is actually part of a group of Shaymin. There also appear to be two different Jirachi in ''Anime/PokemonJirachiWishmaker'' and the ''Best Wishes'' episode "Wish on Jirachi: The Seven Day Miracle." (Although the existence of two Millennium Comets is harder to explain)
*** In the manga however, it keeps the tradition of only-one species with all legendary Pokémon, with the exception of Deoxys.

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* In Unlike the games, the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' many "legendary Pokémon" would count animé doesn't tend to regard legendary Pokémon as one of these.
these:
** The [[FanNickname Poké-Gods (i.e. Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, and Arceus)]] are the only truly "one-of-a-kind" Pokémon. known to be one-of-a-kind, while Lugia is shown to have a breeding population, and many of the legendary birds (Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres) and legendary beasts (Raikou, Entei, and Suicune) are shown to have different members of the species encountered by the main heroes during the course of the series. Likewise, there has been shown to be more than one Deoxys in the series, and the Mew in ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie'' is a different Mew from the one in ''Anime/PokemonLucarioAndTheMysteryOfMew''. ''Anime/{{Pokemon 2000}}'' seems to imply that a specific set of the legendary birds (perhaps the progenitors of their respective species, but this isn't spelled out) are uniquely important despite looking the same as the others, since capturing them was catastrophic to the entire planet's weather.
** [[Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie Mewtwo]] was created by humans and was the only member of his its species as [[NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup his creators were killed]] and all the research describing his creation was destroyed. That is is, until ''[[Anime/PokemonGenesectAndTheLegendAwakened Genesect and the [[Anime/PokemonGenesectAndTheLegendAwakened 16th Movie]] Legend Awakened]]'' introduced a second Mewtwo that makes it a species of two.
has no relation to the first ([[PlotHole don't ask how that's possible, by the way]]). In the same movie, five Genesect are introduced as opposed to the lone one in the games.
** Also, Latios and Latias are shown to be the offspring of another pair of Latios/Latias in ''Anime/PokemonHeroes'', and Shaymin in ''Anime/PokemonGiratinaAndTheSkyWarrior'' is actually part of a group of Shaymin. There also appear to be two different Jirachi in ''Anime/PokemonJirachiWishmaker'' and the ''Best Wishes'' episode "Wish on Jirachi: The Seven Day Miracle." (Although Miracle" (although the existence of two Millennium Comets is harder to explain)
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explain).
* ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'', in contrast to
the manga however, it anime, keeps the tradition of only-one only one species with all legendary Pokémon, with the exception of Deoxys.



* There appears to be more legendary Franchise/{{Pokemon}} that are single specimen than the anime does, but it's hard to tell whether most are the only one, period, or just so rare they haven't found a second.
** A number of Pokémon 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 Zygarde]]; plus Arceus' creations [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Uxie, Mesprit, Azelf, Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina]] (though Arceus is known to make seconds of the latter three). You've also got [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Mewtwo]] and [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Genesect]], which are one-off bioengineering experiments; and [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Reshiram, Zekrom, and Kyurem]], which are the results of a LiteralSplitPersonality (and the dragon they were pre-split would probably itself land on the list of unique demigod Pokémon).
** There are also a few definite aversions: Latias is stated not to be one-of-a-kind in one Pokédex entry (and its SpearCounterpart Latios would be the same), Deoxys and Diancie come from rare but repeatable mutations, and Manaphy are known to both hatch from eggs and produce more eggs (though their offspring in captivity are Phione and not more Manaphy).
** Though, through trading with other games (which are treated as alternate timelines in-universe), you can get every Pokémon-species (even Mewtwo or Genesect) as often as you want, and there is a shiny-version for every species in the game-code, which means there exist two color-variations for every single species.

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* There appears to be more legendary Franchise/{{Pokemon}} that ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' has a number of "legendary Pokémon" who are single specimen than the anime does, but depicted as this, though it's hard to tell whether most are the sometimes unclear if there's only one, period, one ever, or just so if they're simply rare they haven't found a second.
and limited in number:
** A number of Pokémon [[OlympusMons are on the level of gods gods]] and almost certain to be one-of-a-kind: [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Groudon, Kyogre, Rayquaza]], [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Arceus]], [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY Xerneas, Yveltal, and Zygarde]]; plus Arceus' creations [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Uxie, Mesprit, Azelf, Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina]] (though Arceus is known to make seconds of the latter three). three... though it has to recreate the world ''from scratch''). You've also got [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Mewtwo]] and [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Genesect]], which are one-off bioengineering experiments; [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Magearna]], a one-off five-hundred year old robot with a HeartDrive [[PoweredByAForsakenChild created from life energy]]; and [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Reshiram, Zekrom, and Kyurem]], which are the results of a LiteralSplitPersonality (and the dragon they were pre-split would probably itself land on the list of unique demigod Pokémon).
** There are also a few definite aversions: Latias is stated not to be one-of-a-kind in one its ''Emerald'' Pokédex entry (and its SpearCounterpart Latios would logically be the same), Deoxys and Diancie come from rare but repeatable mutations, and Manaphy are known to both hatch from eggs and produce more eggs (though their offspring in captivity are Phione and not more Manaphy).
** Though, through trading with other games (which are treated as alternate timelines in-universe), you can get every Pokémon-species legendary Pokémon (even Mewtwo or Genesect) as often as you want, and there is a shiny-version are [[PaletteSwap shiny colorations]] for every species in the game-code, species, which means there can exist two color-variations color variations for every single species.
1st May '16 10:00:57 PM DragonRanger
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** Those almost certain to be one-of-a-kind include one-off bioengineering experiments [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Mewtwo]] and [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Genesect]]; the godlike [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Arceus and its creations Uxie, Mesprit, Azelf, Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina]] (though Arceus is known to make seconds of the latter three); also godlike [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Groudon, Kyogre, Rayquaza]]; and results of a unique transformation [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Reshiram, Zekrom, and Kyurem]] (Reshiram and Zekrom [[LiteralSplitPersonality two halves of a great dragon]] according to legend; Kyurem theorized to be the remains of the original).

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** Those A number of Pokémon are on the level of gods and almost certain to be one-of-a-kind include one-off bioengineering experiments [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Mewtwo]] and [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Genesect]]; the godlike one-of-a-kind: [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Groudon, Kyogre, Rayquaza]], [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Arceus Arceus]], [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY Xerneas, Yveltal, and its Zygarde]]; plus Arceus' creations [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Uxie, Mesprit, Azelf, Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina]] (though Arceus is known to make seconds of the latter three); three). You've also godlike [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Groudon, Kyogre, Rayquaza]]; got [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Mewtwo]] and results of a unique transformation [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Genesect]], which are one-off bioengineering experiments; and [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Reshiram, Zekrom, and Kyurem]] (Reshiram and Zekrom [[LiteralSplitPersonality two halves Kyurem]], which are the results of a great dragon]] according to legend; Kyurem theorized to be LiteralSplitPersonality (and the remains of dragon they were pre-split would probably itself land on the original).list of unique demigod Pokémon).



** Though, through trading with other games (which are treated as alternate timelines in-universe), you can get every Pokémon-species (even Mewtu or Genesect) as often as you want, and there is a shiny-version for every species in the game-code, which means there exist two color-variations for every single species.

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** Though, through trading with other games (which are treated as alternate timelines in-universe), you can get every Pokémon-species (even Mewtu Mewtwo or Genesect) as often as you want, and there is a shiny-version for every species in the game-code, which means there exist two color-variations for every single species.
21st Mar '16 6:41:48 AM EbrithilBowser
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** Though, through trading with other games (which are treated as alternate timelines in-universe), you can get every Pokémon-species (even Mewtu or Genesect) as often as you want, and there is a shiny-version for every species in the game-code, which means there exist two color-variations for every single species.
19th Jan '16 1:39:34 AM DannWoolf
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* 'Manga/DragonBall'':

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** Majin Buu has been around for a long, ''long'' time, but nobody, even those who were around when he first went on a rampage, seems to know where he came from, and if there are others like him they've never been seen[[note]]except in the Expanded Universe, where they're split off from him.[[/note]] Early English translations state that he was created by the wizard Bibidi, but in the original Japanese version Bibidi only figured out how to imprison him.

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** Majin Buu has been around for a long, ''long'' time, but nobody, even those who were around when he first went on a rampage, seems to know where he came from, and if there are others like him they've never been seen[[note]]except in the Expanded Universe, where they're split off from him.[[/note]] seen. Early English translations state that he was created by the wizard Bibidi, but in the original Japanese version Bibidi only figured out how to imprison him.him.
*** Now averted, as there's a whole race of Majins that spawned from [[MonsterProgenitor Buu]].
12th Jan '16 9:16:05 AM Cuddles
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* Main charactors in ''Literature/TheLongEarth'' met First Person Singular that was traveling from its homeworld which was a Joker Earth (ItMakesSenseInContext) where life evolved in utterly different direction, staying at germ size but copperatively working together to create intelligence. It covered entire ocean, with land that's lifeless. However, when it stepped side-wise to next Earth, only portion of it went, so It's not a perfect example after stepping discovery.

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* Main charactors The main characters in ''Literature/TheLongEarth'' met First Person Singular that was traveling travelling from its homeworld which was a Joker Earth (ItMakesSenseInContext) where life evolved in an utterly different direction, staying at germ size but copperatively co-operatively working together to create intelligence. It covered the entire ocean, with land that's lifeless. However, when it stepped side-wise to the next Earth, only a portion of it went, so It's it's not a perfect example after stepping discovery.discovery.
** In the sequels, this is retconned so there are millions of Earth's which evolved in a similar manner, and many examples of similar organisms wandering around the Long Earth. This is despite First Person Singular having been explicitly stated to be unique, and having been viewed as a major threat to the whole Long Earth by the trolls who have been living in and travelling it for millions of years. It goes from the main threat and climax of the first book to being handwaved as nothing special and then never mentioned again.
25th Dec '15 4:08:51 PM sonicsuns3
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* The concept/cosmic entity Dream from ''ComicBook/TheSandman''. When the protagonist Dream, Morpheus, dies there is a replacement Dream from a child named Daniel. Although Morpheus is definitely dead, Dream isn't. While the new Dream came from Daniel, he is not Daniel. And while the new and old Dream are treated differently by the rest of the cast, they aren't quite considered separate beings. As Abel put it, it's the same concept but a different perspective.

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* The concept/cosmic entity Dream from ''ComicBook/TheSandman''. When [[spoiler:When the protagonist Dream, Morpheus, dies there is a replacement Dream from a child named Daniel. Although Morpheus is definitely dead, Dream isn't. While the new Dream came from Daniel, he is not Daniel. And while the new and old Dream are treated differently by the rest of the cast, they aren't quite considered separate beings. As Abel put it, it's the same concept but a different perspective.]]
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