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3rd Jan '17 7:25:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Sekirei}}'' combines this trope with the HaremGenre, with human masters known as Ashikabi forming bonds with HumanAliens. There are OneHundredAndEight of them, and powerful Ashikabi are capable of forming bonds with multiple Sekirei, building a formidable BattleHarem that improves their chances of victory. This, however, is a cruel twist since it turns out the rule remains strictly ''one'' surviving Sekirei regardless of how many an Ashikabi has. Miya even calls out Matsu on encouraging harem-building, pointing out the cruelty of encouraging people to bond and fall in love, when all but one will have to die in the end.

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* ''{{Sekirei}}'' ''Manga/{{Sekirei}}'' combines this trope with the HaremGenre, with human masters known as Ashikabi forming bonds with HumanAliens. There are OneHundredAndEight of them, and powerful Ashikabi are capable of forming bonds with multiple Sekirei, building a formidable BattleHarem that improves their chances of victory. This, however, is a cruel twist since it turns out the rule remains strictly ''one'' surviving Sekirei regardless of how many an Ashikabi has. Miya even calls out Matsu on encouraging harem-building, pointing out the cruelty of encouraging people to bond and fall in love, when all but one will have to die in the end.



* In the JunjiIto manga Tomie, whenever two versions of Tomie meet, they inevitably try kill each other, usually by getting someone else to do the dirty work. However, a [[FetusTerrible weakened or defenseless Tomie]] is low enough on the threat meter that Tomie may kill it herself.

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* In the JunjiIto Creator/JunjiIto manga Tomie, whenever two versions of Tomie meet, they inevitably try kill each other, usually by getting someone else to do the dirty work. However, a [[FetusTerrible weakened or defenseless Tomie]] is low enough on the threat meter that Tomie may kill it herself.
3rd Jan '17 7:24:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* MutekiKanbanMusume: Central theme of episode 5 A, ''"Be my stepping stone"'' The protagonist and TheRival (both of them {{ManChild}}s {{ArrogantKungFuGuy}}s) are trapped in a dead end between buildings and invoke this trope: To go out, they need to defeat the other and [[KickTheDog use her as a stepping stone]]. Even when the rest of the cast show up to help, they involve them in the game. Deconstructed when everyone is knocked out and the last one is ''too tired to escape''.

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* MutekiKanbanMusume: ''Manga/MutekiKanbanMusume'': Central theme of episode 5 A, ''"Be my stepping stone"'' The protagonist and TheRival (both of them {{ManChild}}s {{ArrogantKungFuGuy}}s) are trapped in a dead end between buildings and invoke this trope: To go out, they need to defeat the other and [[KickTheDog use her as a stepping stone]]. Even when the rest of the cast show up to help, they involve them in the game. Deconstructed when everyone is knocked out and the last one is ''too tired to escape''.
2nd Jan '17 1:09:02 AM Tron80
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** In ''Kryptonite Nevermore'', the [[EnemyWithout Sandman Superman]] tells Superman several times that they have to fight because the world is not big enough for two Supermen.

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** In ''Kryptonite Nevermore'', ''Comicbook/KryptoniteNevermore'', the [[EnemyWithout Sandman Superman]] tells Superman several times that they have to fight because the world is not big enough for two Supermen.
9th Dec '16 1:44:35 AM Tron80
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* In ''ComicBook/RisingStars'', there are 113 specials, and in the first issue it is revealed that there will only be one left 60 years after they are born. This becomes especially important when we learn that [[spoiler:whenever a special dies, his energy is transferred to all of the surviving specials, making them stronger.]]

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* In ''ComicBook/RisingStars'', there ''ComicBook/RisingStars'':
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are 113 specials, and in the first issue it is revealed that there will only be one left 60 years after they are born. This becomes especially important when we learn that [[spoiler:whenever a special dies, his energy is transferred to all of the surviving specials, making them stronger.]]



* [[GreenLantern Larfleeze]] is the only true Orange Lantern Corps member. Overcome by greed, they all fought until he was the last one standing. [[spoiler:Then Lex Luthor gained a second orange ring, and the fight has begun again.]]
* At one point the main man SelfDemonstrating/{{Lobo}} died. Luckily, he can regenerate from a single drop of blood. Unluckily, there were several thousand drops of blood splattered across a battlefield. So, several thousand Lobos found themselves in one place -- and what followed was a awesome and horrifying deathmatch, until only one Lobo remained. The funny thing about this was that Lobo ''always'' had this power -- Vril Dox, Brainiac 2, suppressed it. It wasn't until Lobo was forcibly regressed to a teen that it came back.

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* [[GreenLantern Larfleeze]] Franchise/GreenLantern: Larfleeze is the only true Orange Lantern Corps member. Overcome by greed, they all fought until he was the last one standing. [[spoiler:Then Lex Luthor Comicbook/LexLuthor gained a second orange ring, and the fight has begun began again.]]
* At one point the main man SelfDemonstrating/{{Lobo}} Comicbook/{{Lobo}} died. Luckily, he can regenerate from a single drop of blood. Unluckily, there were several thousand drops of blood splattered across a battlefield. So, several thousand Lobos found themselves in one place -- and what followed was a awesome and horrifying deathmatch, until only one Lobo remained. The funny thing about this was that Lobo ''always'' had this power -- Vril Dox, Brainiac Comicbook/{{Brainiac}} 2, suppressed it. It wasn't until Lobo was forcibly regressed to a teen that it came back.back.
* Franchise/{{Superman}}:
** In ''Kryptonite Nevermore'', the [[EnemyWithout Sandman Superman]] tells Superman several times that they have to fight because the world is not big enough for two Supermen.
** In ''ComicBook/SupermanSuperLeague'', the Energy Superman considers himself to be the only true Superman and the ''N52'' and pre-''Flashpoint'' Supermen and Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} to be imposters.
30th Nov '16 4:16:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* The whole point of Kingsman training in ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService''. The Kingsmen begin with eleven candidates and then put them through [[TrainingFromHell more and more rigorous training and tests]] until only one is left. This person is then inducted into the agency, because itís now obvious that pretty much whatever is thrown at them, [[{{Badass}} they can handle it]].

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* The whole point of Kingsman training in ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService''. The Kingsmen begin with eleven candidates and then put them through [[TrainingFromHell more and more rigorous training and tests]] until only one is left. This person is then inducted into the agency, because itís now obvious that pretty much whatever is thrown at them, [[{{Badass}} they can handle it]].it.
4th Sep '16 1:38:24 PM nombretomado
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* Parodied on ''AnsemRetort''. Season Six started with the casts of various reality shows being brutally murdered. Upon finding out they're the only cast left, Axel declares, "WE'RE THE FUCKING HIGHLANDER OF REALITY TV!"
* Also spoofed in the ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' parody comic ''[[http://piratemonkeysinc.com/ms1.htm House Sparklypoo]]''. The members of the titular house discover to their horror that they're losing their [[MarySue specialness]]. Their teacher suggests that it's because each of them is supposed to be the best, but obviously only one person can be the best at anything. Cue massive throwdown as the Sparklypoos try to kill one another in order to regain their special powers, culminating in the destruction of Sparklypoo Tower by an errant [[{{LightNovel/Slayers}} Dragon Slave]].

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* Parodied on ''AnsemRetort''.''Webcomic/AnsemRetort''. Season Six started with the casts of various reality shows being brutally murdered. Upon finding out they're the only cast left, Axel declares, "WE'RE THE FUCKING HIGHLANDER OF REALITY TV!"
* Also spoofed Spoofed in the ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' parody comic ''[[http://piratemonkeysinc.com/ms1.htm House Sparklypoo]]''. The members of the titular house discover to their horror that they're losing their [[MarySue specialness]]. Their teacher suggests that it's because each of them is supposed to be the best, but obviously only one person can be the best at anything. Cue massive throwdown as the Sparklypoos try to kill one another in order to regain their special powers, culminating in the destruction of Sparklypoo Tower by an errant [[{{LightNovel/Slayers}} Dragon Slave]].
23rd Aug '16 1:33:00 PM TychoMagneticAnomaly
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* In the [JunjiIto] manga Tomie, whenever two versions of Tomie meet, they inevitably try kill each other, usually by getting someone else to do the dirty work. However, a [[FetusTerrible weakened or defenseless Tomie]] is low enough on the threat meter that Tomie may kill it herself.

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* In the [JunjiIto] JunjiIto manga Tomie, whenever two versions of Tomie meet, they inevitably try kill each other, usually by getting someone else to do the dirty work. However, a [[FetusTerrible weakened or defenseless Tomie]] is low enough on the threat meter that Tomie may kill it herself.
23rd Aug '16 1:32:36 PM TychoMagneticAnomaly
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* In the [JunjiIto Junji Ito] Tomie, whenever two versions of Tomie meet, they inevitably try kill each other, usually by getting someone else to do the dirty work. However, a [[FetusTerrible weakened or defenseless Tomie]] is low enough on the threat meter that Tomie may kill it herself.

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* In the [JunjiIto Junji Ito] [JunjiIto] manga Tomie, whenever two versions of Tomie meet, they inevitably try kill each other, usually by getting someone else to do the dirty work. However, a [[FetusTerrible weakened or defenseless Tomie]] is low enough on the threat meter that Tomie may kill it herself.
23rd Aug '16 1:32:08 PM TychoMagneticAnomaly
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* In the [Junji Ito] Tomie, whenever two versions of Tomie meet, they inevitably try kill each other, usually by getting someone else to do the dirty work. However, a [[FetusTerrible weakened or defenseless Tomie]] is low enough on the threat meter that Tomie may kill it herself.

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* In the [Junji [JunjiIto Junji Ito] Tomie, whenever two versions of Tomie meet, they inevitably try kill each other, usually by getting someone else to do the dirty work. However, a [[FetusTerrible weakened or defenseless Tomie]] is low enough on the threat meter that Tomie may kill it herself.
23rd Aug '16 1:31:41 PM TychoMagneticAnomaly
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* In ''Manga/Tomie'', whenever two versions of Tomie meet, they inevitably try kill each other, usually by getting someone else to do the dirty work. However, a [[FetusTerrible weakened or defenseless Tomie]] is low enough on the threat meter that Tomie may kill it herself.

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* In ''Manga/Tomie'', the [Junji Ito] Tomie, whenever two versions of Tomie meet, they inevitably try kill each other, usually by getting someone else to do the dirty work. However, a [[FetusTerrible weakened or defenseless Tomie]] is low enough on the threat meter that Tomie may kill it herself.
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