History Main / SoleSurvivor

1st Dec '16 4:02:33 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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 Main/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.

to:

* 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 Main/BadAss 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.
20th Nov '16 5:41:35 PM 134340Goat
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''VideoGame/StarWars:KnighsOfTheOldRepublicII'' gives us Visas Marr, who, for unexplained reasons, is the only survivor of the planet Katarr after the life of the planet itself and everyone on it was drained by Darth Nihilus.
13th Nov '16 5:55:18 PM Mdumas43073
Is there an issue? Send a Message


-->-- '''[[Literature/BookOfJob Job 1:19]]''', ''Literature/TheBible'' (quoted by ''Literature/MobyDick'')

to:

-->-- '''[[Literature/BookOfJob Job 1:19]]''', ''Literature/TheBible'' 1:19]]''' (quoted by in ''Literature/MobyDick'')
10th Nov '16 10:03:17 PM MayumiTsuji
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In ''LightNovel/SundayWithoutGod'', protagonist Ai is the only survivor when a mysterious gunslinger massacres her little village. [[spoiler:She was also the only ''living'' villager in the first place, the others being deceased but not able to truly die.]]
8th Nov '16 7:47:41 AM Tron80
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Originally, Comicbook/{{Superman}} was the Sole Survivor of Krypton. Then came ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}, then the Phantom Zone criminals and the people of Kandor. After ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths, which had Supergirl KilledOffForReal, Superman was once again the Sole Survivor. Then came ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}, then the Phantom Zone criminals and the people of Kandor...

to:

* Originally, Comicbook/{{Superman}} was the Sole Survivor of Krypton. Then came ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}, then the Phantom Zone criminals and the people of Kandor. After ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths, which had Supergirl KilledOffForReal, killed, Superman was once again the Sole Survivor. Then came ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}, then the Phantom Zone criminals and the people of Kandor...Kandor...
* Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} was originally the only survivor of Kryptonian city Argo. In the Pre-Crisis universe, though, she discovered than a group of survivors found shelter in a pocket dimension. In the Post-Crisis universe, a group of Argonians -including her parents- survived the city's destruction when Comicbook/{{Brainiac}} abducted them. However all of them got killed when ''Comicbook/NewKrypton'' exploded, and Kara is again the Last Daughter of Argo City.
6th Oct '16 7:25:03 AM erforce
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Film/ResidentEvil'': Alice appears to be the only survivor in the entire city. However, the second movie picks up immediately after the ending of the first and Alice is seen to be only in an abandoned portion of the city. She isn't even the only survivor from the Hive, but the other one was beginning to mutate.

to:

* ''Film/ResidentEvil'': In the ending of ''Film/ResidentEvil'', Alice appears to be the only survivor in the entire city. However, the [[Film/ResidentEvilApocalypse second movie movie]] picks up immediately after the ending of the first and Alice is seen to be only in an abandoned portion of the city. She isn't even the only survivor from the Hive, but the other one was beginning to mutate.
3rd Oct '16 4:34:54 PM ZimFan89
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Series/DesignatedSurvivor'': Similarly, congressman Tom Kirkland becomes President of the USA when the Capitol Building is bombed during the State of the Union. Unlike Roslin's accidental "promotion" [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Designated_survivor this is a real, actual plan in case the US government is attacked]] (though ''Entertainment Weekly'' notes that Tom doesn't know about the plan until he's called up while in real life everyone in government is aware; this is to show how [[NaiveNewcomer he isn't really a "political insider"]]).

to:

* ''Series/DesignatedSurvivor'': Similarly, congressman Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Tom Kirkland Kirkman becomes President of the USA when the Capitol Building is bombed during the State of the Union. Unlike Roslin's accidental "promotion" [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Designated_survivor this is a real, actual plan in case the US government is attacked]] (though ''Entertainment Weekly'' notes that Tom doesn't know about the plan until he's called up while in real life everyone in government is aware; this is to show how [[NaiveNewcomer he isn't really a "political insider"]]).
11th Sep '16 4:21:37 AM Lanthorn
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined'': Laura Roslin, Secretary of Education, becomes President of the Colonies when the rest of the government (and most of the colonies) gets killed by Cylons.
* ''Series/DesignatedSurvivor'': Similarly, congressman Tom Kirkland becomes President of the USA when the Capitol Building is bombed during the State of the Union. Unlike Roslin's accidental "promotion" [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Designated_survivor this is a real, actual plan in case the US government is attacked]] (though ''Entertainment Weekly'' notes that Tom doesn't know about the plan until he's called up while in real life everyone in government is aware; this is to show how [[NaiveNewcomer he isn't really a "political insider"]]).
20th Aug '16 1:35:01 AM JackG
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* This happens to Bruce Willis' character in ''Film/{{Unbreakable}}''. He survives a train wreck that killed every other passenger without getting a scratch. This draws the attention of his mentor. Turns out the antagonist has been deliberately causing disasters like this until a sole survivor emerged, for a [[KnightTemplar "higher" purpose.]]

to:

* This happens to Bruce Willis' character in ''Film/{{Unbreakable}}''. He survives a train wreck that killed every other passenger without getting a scratch. This draws the attention of his mentor. Turns [[spoiler:Turns out the antagonist has been deliberately causing disasters like this until a sole survivor emerged, for a [[KnightTemplar "higher" purpose.]]]]]]
20th Aug '16 1:33:58 AM JackG
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Averted in ''The Clay Pigeons of St. Lo'', where the author, an American battalion commander in Normandy during WW2, learns to be cautious of hysterical soldiers claiming to be the last surviving member of their massacred units. Said units are invariably battered but still intact, with the soldiers (few of whom had combat experience at that stage) having panicked and fled.

to:

* Averted in ''The Clay Pigeons of St. Lo'', where the author, an American battalion commander in Normandy during WW2, learns to be cautious of hysterical soldiers claiming to be the last surviving member of their massacred units. Said units are invariably battered but still intact, with the soldiers (few 'survivors' ([[NewMeat few of whom had combat experience experience]] at that stage) having panicked and fled.
This list shows the last 10 events of 198. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.SoleSurvivor