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21st Nov '17 7:23:34 PM zealots
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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** Adam is a FrankensteinsMonster like MixAndMatchMan made from human and demon (and robotic) parts.
** Twilight considers itself this.
* One MonsterOfTheWeek on ''Series/DenjiSentaiMegaranger'' was actually called "The Ultimate Lifeform."
* The Daleks of ''Series/DoctorWho'', in their own estimation.



* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'': [[SerialKiller Sylar]]'s goal is to become this. In fact, in one alternate future, he ''does'' become the ultimate posthuman (having finally stolen so many powers from other Specials he declares himself satisfied) and uses his abilities to become [[PresidentEvil President of the United States]].
* Multiple of these beings appear in the ''Franchise/KamenRider'' franchise:
** ''Film/KamenRiderZO'' has the Neo Organism. It's an artificially created lifeform capable of assimilating other creatures and materials into its own being and to create new creatures himself. When it reappeared as a major villain in one of the crossover movies, not even the final forms of all the Kamen Riders were enough to defeat it.
** ''Series/KamenRiderBlade'' has the artificially created Kerberos Undead. Even the formidable Giraffa Undead steered clear of it, while Giraffa normally one-hits his opponents.
** ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'' sees Zodiart Switches being used for this purpose, forcing human evolution in order to create a being capable of going into space to meet the Presenters. The BigBad considers himself a successful result.
** ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'' has this as the result of eating the Golden Fruit, granting immortality and the ability to shape the world to one's whim. It just comes at the cost of TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.
** ''Series/KamenRiderGhost'' has the Great Eye eventually reveal itself as one of these, a data-based lifeform with godlike powers. Takeru eventually evolves into another, but promptly discards the status in favor of being a normal living human again.
** ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'' has Gamedeus, which was created to be the ultimate Bugster and lives up to the title in terms of strength, but ends up a puppet of the real, human villain.
** ''Series/KamenRiderBuild'' sees evil organization Faust claim that this is the goal of their human experimentation.
* ''Series/{{The Outer Limits|1995}}'': In the season 1 episode "The New Breed", nanomachines involuntarily mutate the man who initially injected himself with them--to heal his cancer--into something like this, as they try to fix all types of 'limitations'. He soon develops gills so he can breathe underwater, a second pair of eyes in the back of his head to see in a 360 degree radius, and poisonous skin and more ribs to fight off attacks. As he turns into a nigh-invulnerable mutant, he realizes that it's truly a FateWorseThanDeath.
* As in the comics, ''Series/{{Smallville}}'s'' incarnation of Doomsday is this, with the twist that [[spoiler:his AdaptiveAbility caused him to take a human form when he was sent to Earth as a child, and as a result he has grown up believing he is a human and has no idea who -- or ''what'' -- he actually is]].



** The Q from ''Franchise/StarTrek''. They are for all intents and purposes omnipotent and know everything. They consider most if not all other species beneath them and have transcended anything humans can comprehend. It was even implied they might have evolved to their current state.

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** [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens The Q from ''Franchise/StarTrek''. They Q]] are for all intents and purposes omnipotent and know everything. They consider most if not all other species beneath them and have transcended anything humans can comprehend. It was even implied they might have evolved to their current state.



* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** Adam is a FrankensteinsMonster like MixAndMatchMan made from human and demon (and robotic) parts.
** Twilight considers itself this.
* One MonsterOfTheWeek on ''Series/DenjiSentaiMegaranger'' was actually called "The Ultimate Lifeform."
* Multiple of these beings appear in the ''Franchise/KamenRider'' franchise:
** ''Film/KamenRiderZO'' has the Neo Organism. It's an artificially created lifeform capable of assimilating other creatures and materials into its own being and to create new creatures himself. When it reappeared as a major villain in one of the crossover movies, not even the final forms of all the Kamen Riders were enough to defeat it.
** ''Series/KamenRiderBlade'' has the artificially created Kerberos Undead. Even the formidable Giraffa Undead steered clear of it, while Giraffa normally one-hits his opponents.
** ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'' sees Zodiart Switches being used for this purpose, forcing human evolution in order to create a being capable of going into space to meet the Presenters. The BigBad considers himself a successful result.
** ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'' has this as the result of eating the Golden Fruit, granting immortality and the ability to shape the world to one's whim. It just comes at the cost of TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.
** ''Series/KamenRiderGhost'' has the Great Eye eventually reveal itself as one of these, a data-based lifeform with godlike powers. Takeru eventually evolves into another, but promptly discards the status in favor of being a normal living human again.
** ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'' has Gamedeus, which was created to be the ultimate Bugster and lives up to the title in terms of strength, but ends up a puppet of the real, human villain.
** ''Series/KamenRiderBuild'' sees evil organization Faust claim that this is the goal of their human experimentation.
* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'': It's the goal of Sylar is to become this. In fact, in one alternate future, he does become the perfect organism (by his standards) and uses his abilities to become [[EvilOverlord president]].
* The Daleks of ''Series/DoctorWho'', in their own estimation.
* ''Series/{{The Outer Limits|1995}}'': In the season 1 episode "The New Breed", nanomachines involuntarily mutate the man who initially injected himself with them--to heal his cancer--into something like this, as they try to fix all types of 'limitations'. He soon develops gills so he can breathe underwater, a second pair of eyes in the back of his head to see in a 360 degree radius, and poisonous skin and more ribs to fight off attacks. As he turns into a nigh-invulnerable mutant, he realizes that it's truly a FateWorseThanDeath.
10th Nov '17 7:17:44 PM Godzillawolf
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** Gems are all designed and [[BizarreAlienReproduction grown from the ground]] [[FantasticCasteSystem for specific purposes]], and Peridot is trained to analyze a great deal of information on a Gem by examining the hole they emerged from. Upon examining the hole [[spoiler:Jasper]] was born in, she finds it's the most perfect hole she'd ever seen, and concludes that this makes her "The Ultimate [[spoiler:[[SuperSoldier Quartz]]]]".

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** Gems are all designed and [[BizarreAlienReproduction grown from the ground]] [[FantasticCasteSystem for specific purposes]], and Peridot is trained to analyze a great deal of information on a Gem by examining the hole they emerged from. Upon examining the hole [[spoiler:Jasper]] was born in, she finds it's the most perfect hole she'd ever seen, and concludes that this makes her "The Ultimate [[spoiler:[[SuperSoldier Quartz]]]]". In terms of physical ability, this ''more'' than shows: [[spoiler:despite being a standard shock troop, Jasper is stronger than a [[EliteMook Topaz]] and ''way'' stronger than any other Quartz thus far shown. It takes Garnet to match her one on one, and even then Garnet had to out-think her, while in the Gem War Garnet and Bismuth alone were sufficient to defeat entire platoons of standard Quartz Gems. Jasper has also taken more abuse than any other Gem in the entire series without poofing, and in fact is only poofed after being corrupted into a weaker Gem Monster.]]
27th Sep '17 8:42:58 AM CouchAlmark
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** ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'' sees Zodiart Switches being used for this purpose, forcing human evolution in order to create a being capable of going into space to meet the Presenters. The BigBad considers himself a successful result.
** ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'' has this as the result of eating the Golden Fruit, granting immortality and the ability to shape the world to one's whim. It just comes at the cost of TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.
** ''Series/KamenRiderGhost'' has the Great Eye eventually reveal itself as one of these, a data-based lifeform with godlike powers. Takeru eventually evolves into another, but promptly discards the status in favor of being a normal living human again.
** ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'' has Gamedeus, which was created to be the ultimate Bugster and lives up to the title in terms of strength, but ends up a puppet of the real, human villain.
** ''Series/KamenRiderBuild'' sees evil organization Faust claim that this is the goal of their human experimentation.
16th Sep '17 1:42:49 PM nombretomado
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** In Catholic theology, Mary, the Mother of God is this, as she is the only human being (without the divine nature [[JesusChrist her son]] possessed) conceived free from sin.

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** In Catholic theology, Mary, the Mother of God is this, as she is the only human being (without the divine nature [[JesusChrist [[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} her son]] possessed) conceived free from sin.
11th Sep '17 4:43:28 PM FaceofEvil
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* In the ''Literature/FightingFantasy'' book Sky Lord, the main antagonists are an army of supposedly perfect beings called the Prefectas, who were created by a MadScientist called L'Bastin. They appear as incredibly-athletic humans with dog heads. Upon his death at [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters the hands of one of his creations]], L'Bastin reveals the Prefectas are not truly perfect beings, only highly-skilled warriors with huge egos. The Prefectas are ultimately defeated by creating more of the creatures that are even more incredibly arrogant, which results in an EnemyCivilWar.

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* In the ''Literature/FightingFantasy'' book Sky Lord, the main antagonists are an army of supposedly perfect beings called the Prefectas, who were created by a MadScientist called L'Bastin. They appear as incredibly-athletic humans with dog heads. Upon his death at [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters the hands of one of his creations]], L'Bastin reveals the Prefectas are not truly perfect beings, only highly-skilled warriors with huge egos. The Prefectas are ultimately defeated by creating cloning more of the creatures that are even more incredibly arrogant, which results in an EnemyCivilWar.
11th Sep '17 4:42:37 PM FaceofEvil
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* In the ''Literature/FightingFantasy'' book Sky Lord, the main antagonists are an army of supposedly perfect beings called the Prefectas, who were created by a MadScientist called L'Bastin. They appear as incredibly-athletic humans with dog heads. Upon his death at [[TurnedAgainstHisMasters the hands of one of his creations]], L'Bastin reveals the Prefectas are not truly perfect beings, only highly-skilled warriors with huge egos. The Prefectas are ultimately defeated by creating more of the creatures that are even more incredibly arrogant, which results in an EnemyCivilWar.

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* In the ''Literature/FightingFantasy'' book Sky Lord, the main antagonists are an army of supposedly perfect beings called the Prefectas, who were created by a MadScientist called L'Bastin. They appear as incredibly-athletic humans with dog heads. Upon his death at [[TurnedAgainstHisMasters [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters the hands of one of his creations]], L'Bastin reveals the Prefectas are not truly perfect beings, only highly-skilled warriors with huge egos. The Prefectas are ultimately defeated by creating more of the creatures that are even more incredibly arrogant, which results in an EnemyCivilWar.
11th Sep '17 4:42:13 PM FaceofEvil
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* In the ''Literature/FightingFantasy'' book Sky Lord, the main antagonists are an army of supposedly perfect beings called the Prefectas, who were created by a MadScientist called L'Bastin. They appear as incredibly-athletic humans with dog heads. Upon his death at [[TurnedAgainstHisMasters the hands of one of his creations]], L'Bastin reveals the Prefectas are not truly perfect beings, only highly-skilled warriors with huge egos. The Prefectas are ultimately defeated by creating more of the creatures that are even more incredibly arrogant.]]

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* In the ''Literature/FightingFantasy'' book Sky Lord, the main antagonists are an army of supposedly perfect beings called the Prefectas, who were created by a MadScientist called L'Bastin. They appear as incredibly-athletic humans with dog heads. Upon his death at [[TurnedAgainstHisMasters the hands of one of his creations]], L'Bastin reveals the Prefectas are not truly perfect beings, only highly-skilled warriors with huge egos. The Prefectas are ultimately defeated by creating more of the creatures that are even more incredibly arrogant.]]
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11th Sep '17 4:41:11 PM FaceofEvil
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* In the ''Literature/FightingFantasy'' book Sky Lord, the main antagonists are an army of supposedly perfect beings called the Prefectas, who were created by a MadScientist called L'Bastin. They appear as incredibly-athletic humans with dog heads. Upon his death at [[TurnedAgainstHisMasters the hands of one of his creations]], L'Bastin reveals the Prefectas are not truly perfect beings, only highly-skilled warriors with huge egos. The Prefectas are ultimately defeated by creating more of the creatures that are even more incredibly arrogant.]]
8th Sep '17 2:50:06 PM SSJMagus
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The idea of an Ultimate Life Form derives from a gross misunderstanding of the theory of evolution by natural selection - evolution promotes the survival of the entity best suited '''for its specific niche''', and if that niche changes or disappears the species will have to change again or die out. There is no absolute [[GoalOrientedEvolution direction towards "progress"]], or objective scale by which one can judge one particular species "more evolved" or "superior" to another. Not to mention that ''multiple generations'' are required for the adaptation to complete via natural selection. This doesn't stop {{Evilutionary Biologist}}s from claiming this as the objective of their work while [[ArtMajorBiology still claiming to be scientists]]. There have been Real Life claims that certain species or people do indeed fit the description, so adding examples to that section is perfectly fine.

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The idea of an Ultimate Life Form derives from a gross misunderstanding of the theory of evolution by natural selection - evolution promotes the survival of the entity best suited '''for its specific niche''', and if that niche changes or disappears the species will have to change again or die out. There is no absolute [[GoalOrientedEvolution direction towards "progress"]], or objective scale by which one can judge one particular species "more evolved" or "superior" to another. And no, there's not any way for a life form to be "perfectly adapted" for '''every''' possible niche, because [[OxymoronicBeing this would require numerous contradictory traits]]. Not to mention that ''multiple generations'' are required for the adaptation to complete via natural selection. This doesn't stop {{Evilutionary Biologist}}s from claiming this as the objective of their work while [[ArtMajorBiology still claiming to be scientists]]. There have been Real Life claims that certain species or people do indeed fit the description, so adding examples to that section is perfectly fine.
21st Aug '17 12:13:14 PM CosmicFerret
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* One of the many [[MultipleChoicePast probable origins for]] Irys in the ''{{Gamera}}'' films is that it is supposed to be the ultimate evolution of the Gyaos and the perfect lifeform.

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* One of the many [[MultipleChoicePast probable origins for]] Irys in the ''{{Gamera}}'' ''Franchise/{{Gamera}}'' films is that it is supposed to be the ultimate evolution of the Gyaos and the perfect lifeform.
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