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8th Feb '17 12:23:31 PM KenMoreau
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* Occurs multiple times in John Steakley's ''Literature/Armor'', where the main character is a soldier who is simply so good that he survives when the rest of the army is wiped out. At one point he is in the hospital recovering from wounds where he is yet again the sole survivor, and he over-hears his superiors being stunned by the bureaucratic oversights and mistakes which caused him to continue to be sent back into battle. Eventually they fake the records to remove almost all of the battles he has been in, so as not to get senior officers in trouble. He resignedly approves of their actions, even though it means sending him back into battle where he is again a sole survivor.
17th Jan '17 11:51:23 PM Orbiting
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* ''Webcomic/{{Nebula}}'': Virginis and B are the only survivors of their star system, Vigninis because he realized how dangerous it was out there and tried in vain to persuade the others not to go, and B because she was just too young at the time to have followed them and so had stayed with Virginis.
12th Jan '17 6:55:51 PM Dravencour
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** In ''VideoGame/Doom2016'', [[spoiler:the Doomguy is revealed to have been the sole survivor of the realm of Argent D'Nur after it was absorbed by Hell]].
* If you choose to retrieve the canister instead of saving Jess, and fail to let Gerry get on the boat, Jess will be the sole survivor in VideoGame/JurassicParkTheGame. However, this counts as a Game Over since the game needs the player to [[PressXtoNotDie fulfill all button inputs]], and the final episode is named "The survivors" for a reason.

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** In ''VideoGame/Doom2016'', [[spoiler:the Doomguy is revealed to have been the sole survivor of the realm of Argent D'Nur after it was absorbed by Hell]].
Hell. And he is angry as ''fuck'' about it]].
* If you choose to retrieve the canister instead of saving Jess, and fail to let Gerry get on the boat, Jess will be the sole survivor in VideoGame/JurassicParkTheGame. However, this counts as a Game Over since the game needs the player to [[PressXtoNotDie fulfill all button inputs]], and the final episode is named "The survivors" Survivors" for a reason.
7th Jan '17 3:27:54 PM nombretomado
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', Aang awakens after 100 years frozen in an iceberg and is told nobody has seen another Air Bender for almost 100 years, they are believed wiped out by the Fire Nation. At first he doesn't believe it they could have been wiped out, until he returns to the [[DoomedHometown Southern Air Temple]] and discovers that he is in fact the sole survivor of the Fire Nation's act of genocide.
** In the third season of ''TheLegendOfKorra'', there's a ''villainous'' example: Zaheer is the only [[BombThrowingAnarchists Red Lotus]] member to survive the events of the finale. There are other members, but none as notorious or well-known as his group.
** Then during the series finale, Asami is the Sato family's last survivor, because her mother was killed by the Agni Kai triad when she was 6, and her father perished at the hands of Kuvira.

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* The ''Franchise/{{Avatar|The Last Airbender}}'' universe:
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In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', Aang awakens after 100 years frozen in an iceberg and is told nobody has seen another Air Bender for almost 100 years, they are believed wiped out by the Fire Nation. At first he doesn't believe it they could have been wiped out, until he returns to the [[DoomedHometown Southern Air Temple]] and discovers that he is in fact the sole survivor of the Fire Nation's act of genocide.
** ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'':
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In the third season of ''TheLegendOfKorra'', season, there's a ''villainous'' example: Zaheer is the only [[BombThrowingAnarchists Red Lotus]] member to survive the events of the finale. There are other members, but none as notorious or well-known as his group.
** Then during *** During the series finale, Asami is the Sato family's last survivor, because her mother was killed by the Agni Kai triad when she was 6, and her father perished at the hands of Kuvira.
6th Jan '17 12:56:33 PM StFan
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* Anybody who wins a season from ''WebVideo/EpicsGameshows'' is this due to the format of contestants being voted off until one person is chosen from two finalists to win the game. The same applies with ''Main/KawaiiVinnysMinecraftSurvivor''

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* Anybody who wins a season from ''WebVideo/EpicsGameshows'' is this due to the format of contestants being voted off until one person is chosen from two finalists to win the game. The same applies with ''Main/KawaiiVinnysMinecraftSurvivor''''WebVideo/KawaiiVinnysMinecraftSurvivor''
5th Jan '17 2:19:18 PM StFan
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* In the ''{{Mellowlink}}'' anime OAV series, the title character is the Sole Survivor of a mechanized platoon ordered to abandon their machines and take a position as ordinary infantry. Just to show how badass he is, Mellowlink decides to go on his Main/RoaringRampageOfRevenge armed only with infantry weapons against the conspirators who gave the bad orders, who have giant robots.

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* In the ''{{Mellowlink}}'' ''Anime/{{Mellowlink}}'' anime OAV series, the title character is the Sole Survivor of a mechanized platoon ordered to abandon their machines and take a position as ordinary infantry. Just to show how badass he is, Mellowlink decides to go on his Main/RoaringRampageOfRevenge armed only with infantry weapons against the conspirators who gave the bad orders, who have giant robots.



* ''Manga/{{Area 88}}'' has Boris, a pilot famous for always coming back alone. The TV series introduces him when some rookie tempts fate by saying they've survived a mission with him. He dies after demonstrating that the [=F8E=] Crusader can fly with its wings folded.
* In Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica, Homura is always the only survivor throughout all the timelines because she is the one creating them all with her time-reversing ability.

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* ''Manga/{{Area 88}}'' ''Manga/Area88'' has Boris, a pilot famous for always coming back alone. The TV series introduces him when some rookie tempts fate by saying they've survived a mission with him. He dies after demonstrating that the [=F8E=] Crusader can fly with its wings folded.
* D.D./Trishia from ''Manhua/InfinityGame'' is the only one who survived the previous game when the DM eradicated the entire world.
* In Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica, ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', Homura is always the only survivor throughout all the timelines because she is the one creating them all with her time-reversing ability.



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* There's ThePunisher from MarvelComics, who just had his entire family wiped out by criminals.

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* There's ThePunisher ComicBook/ThePunisher from MarvelComics, Creator/MarvelComics, who just had his entire family wiped out by criminals.



* ComicBook/EmmaFrost was the sole survivor of the mutant massacre of Genosha in ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}''.
** Until it turned out that others, most notably Magneto and Polaris, had survived as well.

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* ComicBook/EmmaFrost was the sole survivor of the mutant massacre of Genosha in ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}''.
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''ComicBook/XMen''. Until it turned turns out that others, most notably Magneto and Polaris, had have survived as well.



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* In ''TheTraveler'', Detective Black is the only survivor out of the 6 police officers whom Mr Nobody vows to take revenge on.

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* In ''TheTraveler'', ''Film/TheTraveler'', Detective Black is the only survivor out of the 6 police officers whom Mr Nobody vows to take revenge on.



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* TheBlackDeath, as retold in Scandinavia, has several narratives of sole survivors in secluded areas. UsefulNotes/{{Norway}} has one famous example in the valley of Jostedalen, where everyone who lived there died from the plague, except for one little girl, who was found a year later, half mad, but still alive. Other valleys have similar stories as well.
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* The eponymous DeadlyGame of Literature/TheHungerGames is designed to leave one survivor. When Katniss and Peeta subvert this trope by both surviving, they end up starting a revolution.

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* The eponymous DeadlyGame of Literature/TheHungerGames ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' is designed to leave one survivor. When Katniss and Peeta subvert this trope by both surviving, they end up starting a revolution.



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* D.D./Trishia from ''Manhua/InfinityGame'' is the only one who survived the previous game when the DM eradicated the entire world.
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The BlackDeath, as retold in Scandinavia, has several narratives of sole survivors in secluded areas. UsefulNotes/{{Norway}} has one famous example in the valley of Jostedalen, where everyone who lived there died from the plague, except for one little girl, who was found a year later, half mad, but still alive. Other valleys have similar stories as well.

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The BlackDeath, as retold
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* As listed above
in Scandinavia, has several narratives of sole survivors in secluded areas. UsefulNotes/{{Norway}} has one famous example in Mythology, ''VideoGame/GoldenLogres'' starts with the valley of Jostedalen, where everyone who lived there died from player as Sir Bedivere, the plague, except for one little girl, who was found a year later, half mad, but still alive. Other valleys have similar stories as well. last surviving [[KingArthur Knight of the Round Table]]. He must revive the other eleven knights to ultimately lead to KingArthur's resurrection.



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* As listed above in Mythology, ''VideoGame/GoldenLogres'' starts with the player as Sir Bedivere, the last surviving [[KingArthur Knight of the Round Table]]. He must revive the other eleven knights to ultimately lead to KingArthur's resurrection.
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', the player character is the only remaining resident of Vault 111, who woke up after 210 years to find everyone else [[spoiler:(including his/her spouse)]] dead, and in the end, [[spoiler: he/she is also the sole survivor of the family after Shaun's death.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', ''VideoGame/Fallout4'', the player character is the only remaining resident of Vault 111, who woke up after 210 years to find everyone else [[spoiler:(including his/her spouse)]] dead, and in the end, [[spoiler: he/she is also the sole survivor of the family after Shaun's death.]]



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* In ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'', this is the obvious fate of anyone who wins the game, as the entire point is for the students to kill each other until only one remains. ''Literature/BattleRoyale'' works on a similar system, but is more idealistic. However, Shogo Kawada fits the trope at first, and pretends to be the sole survivor of the Shiroiwa game to aid Nanahara and Nakagawa in their escape.

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* In ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'', ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'', this is the obvious fate of anyone who wins the game, as the entire point is for the students to kill each other until only one remains. ''Literature/BattleRoyale'' works on a similar system, but is more idealistic. However, Shogo Kawada fits the trope at first, and pretends to be the sole survivor of the Shiroiwa game to aid Nanahara and Nakagawa in their escape.



* Anybody who wins a season from ''Main/EpicsGameshows'' is this due to the format of contestants being voted off until one person is chosen from two finalists to win the game. The same applies with ''Main/KawaiiVinnysMinecraftSurvivor''

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* Anybody who wins a season from ''Main/EpicsGameshows'' ''WebVideo/EpicsGameshows'' is this due to the format of contestants being voted off until one person is chosen from two finalists to win the game. The same applies with ''Main/KawaiiVinnysMinecraftSurvivor''



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24th Dec '16 9:54:54 AM JJHIL325
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* This is the backstory of Dog Spike in the ''Fanfic/AftermathOfTheGames'' universe. Shortly after he was born, a horrible case of rabies spread through his litter when his unvaccinated mother got bitten by a rabid dog, forcing the vets at the shelter to euthanize all of then. Spike was spared because he was the only pup who wasn't infected. As a result, he went into a deep depression before he met the thirteen-year-old Sci-Twi (she had been recently orphaned in a drunk-driving accident and [[PromotionToParent Shining Armor and Cadence]] decided to let her adopt an animal to ease her grief). Upon hearing why he ended up at the animal shelter, [[BondingOverMissingParents she decided to adopt him then and there]].

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* This is the backstory of Dog Spike in the ''Fanfic/AftermathOfTheGames'' universe. Shortly after he was born, a horrible case of rabies spread through his litter when his unvaccinated mother got bitten by a rabid dog, forcing the vets at the shelter to euthanize all of then.them. Spike was spared because he was the only pup who wasn't infected. As a result, he went into a deep depression before he met the thirteen-year-old Sci-Twi (she had been recently orphaned in a drunk-driving accident and [[PromotionToParent Shining Armor and Cadence]] decided to let her adopt an animal to ease her grief). Upon hearing why he ended up at the animal shelter, [[BondingOverMissingParents she decided to adopt him then and there]].
24th Dec '16 9:53:48 AM JJHIL325
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* This is the backstory of Dog Spike in the ''Fanfic/AftermathOfTheGames'' universe. Shortly after he was born, a horrible case of rabies spread through his litter when his unvaccinated mother got bitten by a rabid dog. Spike wasn't infected, so he was the only one out of his entire family that the vets didn't euthanize. As a result, he went into a deep depression before he met the thirteen-year-old Sci-Twi (she had been recently orphaned in a drunk-driving accident and [[PromotionToParent Shining Armor and Cadence]] decided to let her adopt an animal to ease her grief). Upon hearing why he ended up at the animal shelter, [[BondingOverMissingParents she decided to adopt him then and there]].

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* This is the backstory of Dog Spike in the ''Fanfic/AftermathOfTheGames'' universe. Shortly after he was born, a horrible case of rabies spread through his litter when his unvaccinated mother got bitten by a rabid dog. dog, forcing the vets at the shelter to euthanize all of then. Spike wasn't infected, so was spared because he was the only one out of his entire family that the vets didn't euthanize.pup who wasn't infected. As a result, he went into a deep depression before he met the thirteen-year-old Sci-Twi (she had been recently orphaned in a drunk-driving accident and [[PromotionToParent Shining Armor and Cadence]] decided to let her adopt an animal to ease her grief). Upon hearing why he ended up at the animal shelter, [[BondingOverMissingParents she decided to adopt him then and there]].
18th Dec '16 5:08:43 PM Rossum
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* When the MV Struma was torpedoed, it had 792 passengers (Jews fleeing Nazi Europe) and ten crew. After an extended delay in sending rescue vessels, there was only one survivor, 19 year old David Stoliar.
10th Dec '16 4:39:55 AM iroanxi
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* ''FanFic/ThisBites'': Aside from Robin, a few other characters have this in their expanded backstory.
** Marine Captain T-Bone, once of the 13th Royal Marine Flotilla. When his crew protested the excessive force chasing after Nico Robin, [[spoiler: one of their own, Vergo, sold them out to Sakazuki]], who promptly massacred them to a man.
** Pickles of the Foxy Pirates. He was taken in a Davy Back Fight from his old crew, right before they were killed in a battle with the Marines.
** Buggy. [[spoiler: His old crew landed on a [[Anime/BaronOmatsuriAndTheSecretIsland Secret Island]] and only the clown made it off alive.]] Can you blame him for wanting to [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere stay out of the Grand Line]] from then on?
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