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Playing With: Last of His Kind
Basic Trope: A character in a work of fiction is the last member of his/her civilization or even species.
  • Straight: Gy’nary is the last member of the Atarian race, and the only one who escaped his home-planet’s Earth-Shattering Kaboom.
  • Exaggerated: Gy’nary is the only living creature in the universe.
  • Downplayed:
  • Justified: If Gy’nary gets around to explaining how exactly he became the Last of His Kind, he will justify it with said explanation.
  • Inverted: Gy’nary is an artificial organism; he happens to be the first of his kind, which is temporarily a Single Specimen Species until his female counterpart is born.
  • Subverted: Gy’nary thinks he’s the Last of His Kind, but it turns out that There Is Another.
  • Double-Subverted: …but in short order, said Other is Killed Off For Real.
  • Parodied:
  • Zig-zagged: Gy’nary is constantly cloned, and his clone is repeatedly killed off.
  • Averted: Either others of Gy’nary’s species are seen, or it is mentioned that there are others early on.
  • Enforced:
    • This trope can be a viable method of generating sympathy for a character…
    • …or, on the villainous side, an excuse for his evil deeds.
  • Lampshaded: “Don’t you dare feel sorry for me just because I’m the last of my kind.”
  • Invoked: Evil Emperor Evulz massacres Gy’nary’s entire race in an effort to recruit him as The Dragon; Gy’nary is either unaware of that plot, or has no choice but to accept.
  • Exploited: Gy'nary uses his last of kind status as a Tear Jerker exploit to make people pity him.
  • Defied:
    • During his escape from the Earth-Shattering Kaboom, Gy’nary put his sister (or another fertile female of his race that he knew) in suspended animation so that there will be a chance of his race repopulating elsewhere.
    • Emperor Evulz makes sure there are no survivors when he exterminates Gy'nary's race.
  • Discussed:
    Bar Patron: That man over there is the last of his kind, dude. He’s shut himself off and rather’d die alone.
  • Conversed: “So Gy’nary’s the Last Of His Kind? That’s awful!
  • Deconstructed: Gy’nary’s excessive hunting and poaching has led to him aiming at the last Brown-Spotted Tropenent. He then realizes that he has very nearly committed Genocide.
  • Reconstructed: The Brown-Spotted Tropenent becomes Gy’nary’s sidekick and Team Pet to his fellow former hunters.

In the end, Last of His Kind will be the last trope left on this wiki.

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