Created By: Matthais123 on July 7, 2011 Last Edited By: Matthais123 on July 7, 2011
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Omega Couple

One male and one female are all that ate left of a species or race, and they fall in true love.

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Picture this: an entire race or species is on the brink of extinction, usually because of the Big Bad's Nice Job Breaking It, Herod. All that is left of a species or race is one male and one female.

THIS IS NOT AN Adam and Eve Plot. The couple is either TOTALY OBLIVIOUS of or DO NOT address or think about the peril of their species. Either because they're too busy fighting the Big Bad or in too much peril themselves to think about this.

Therefore, they are not influenced into becoming a couple. They naturally fall sincerely in love, not just to save their species, but because they truly love each other. The Big Bad's plan is not to make their species extinct. The Evil Plan actually distracts everyone from this situation.

Another difference between the Adam and Eve Plot is that there are usually a few other, usually really older, members of the species there who give a little friendly advice, but never actually talk about the extinction problem.

Examples!!

  • Spyro the Dragon - Spyro and Cynder after Malefor smashed all the dragon's eggs.
  • Rio - Blu and Jewel.
  • Ice Age - Manny and Ellie, but unfortunately, mammoths clearly have gone extinct, despite the birth of Peaches.
Community Feedback Replies: 7
  • July 7, 2011
    Bisected8
  • July 7, 2011
    Matthais123
    No it isn't, because an Adam and eve plot is when the main story is all about making more of the species. Omega Couple is more centered on the romance and true love. Plus there are other things going on. Examples include Spyro and Cynder in the Legend of Spyro series, Blu and Jewel in Rio, and Manny and Ellie in Ice Age2 and 3. They weren't forced, they willingly fell in love
  • July 7, 2011
    fluffything
    Agreed, this is pretty much Adam And Eve Plot.
  • July 7, 2011
    witchdoctor
    At best this is a variant or Deconstruction of the Adam And Eve Plot and that's only because I'm feeling generous.
  • July 7, 2011
    elwoz
    I can see it as a subtrope, but I doubt there are enough examples to warrant a separate page.
  • July 7, 2011
    Jewbacabra
    There's an episode in the most recent Futurama series where Zap tricks Lela into thinking they are the only people alive (or on a lone planet, I forget).
  • July 7, 2011
    Darthcaliber
    so basically this is where the main guy and girl are the last of their kind but the subject of procreation does not come up?

    If that's the case then Blu and Jewel don't really count since they were thrust together by humans trying to get them to mate. In Ice Age Manny does bring up the subject of saving the race (to Ellie's annoyance) and at the end of 2 it turns out there are other mammoths still around.

    The only example I can think of that fits is The Dark Crystal. Jen and Kira are the last Gelflings and fall in love but the subject of procreation never comes up.
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