"Would the last one out kindly turn off the lights?"
— Herbert S Watson
Bowen: I will not stop until I've rid the world of every last one of you.
Draco: I am the last one!
Draco: I am the last one!
My people are gone, Lana. All of them. Mom. Dad. Thara. Even poor Zal-Tel. Me and Kal are the only ones who...
In his tears he sees his face
"I am the end of the human race;
When I'm gone there'll be no trace
''for I'm the sole survivor."
—Blue Öyster Cult, "Sole Survivor"
I'm a Time Lord. I'm the last of the Time Lords. They're all gone. I'm the only survivor. I'm left travelling on my own because there's no one else.
— The Doctor, Doctor Who, "The End of the World"
LAST ONE ALIVE, LOCK THE DOOR!
—The Soldier', Team Fortress 2
They hunt me with dogs in the daylight,
they hunt me with torches by night.
For these men who are small can never stand tall,
whilst giants still walk in the light.
Oooooooh, I am the last of the giants,
so learn well the words of my song.
For when I am gone the singing will fade,
and the silence shall last long and long.
—Wildling folk song, A Song of Ice and Fire
"At the end of time, a moment will come when just one man remains. Then the moment will pass. The man will be gone. There will be nothing to show we were ever here... but stardust. The last man alone with God. Am I that man?"
—Captain Pinbacker, Sunshine
"Kal-El, my son, you are all that remains of a once-proud people. And in you Krypton's glory will live on."
—Jor-El, Superman Returns novelization
The planet Earth. Home to the greatest hero of the galaxy, Superman. His native world of Krypton destroyed when he was an infant, he believes himself to be the last survivor of his race. He is mistaken.
— Narrator, Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the 8th Grade
He wasn't just A Time Lord, he was THE Time Lord. The Last of the Time Lords. His people were no more, vanished from time and space. Forgotten except in myth, legend, and the memories of the higher species who were still in reeling in awe of the War's stunning, cataclysmic conclusion.
"They're all gone," the Time Lord said in his new northern accent as he stumbled forward. "I'm the only one left."
"I can't believe Godzilla was the last member of his species. But if we continue to conduct nuclear tests, another Godzilla may appear, somewhere in the world again."
—Dr. Yamane, Godzilla (1954)
I'm an orphan... Perhaps the most total orphan the world has ever known... The orphan son of an entire world!
Something more than death has happened,
or, rather, a different kind of death.
There is no survivor, there is no future,
there is no life to be recreated in the form again.
We are looking upon the uttermost finality which can be written,
glimpsing the darkness which will not know another ray of light.
We are in touch with the reality of extinction.
- The Vineyard Gazette newspaper on Booming Ben's death (see Real Life examples)
As for what this is - what he is - you will see soon enough. This I will tell you: to my knowledge there are only three men like him in all the USSR. One is a Mongol from the Altai region, a tribal witch-doctor, almost dead of syphilis and useless to us. Another is hopelessly mad and scheduled for corrective lobotomy, following which he too will be... beyond our reach. That leaves only this one and his is an instinctive art, hard to teach. Which makes him sui generis. That's Latin, a dead language. Most appropriate.
—Gregor Borowitz, Necroscope