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-->'''Kyon:''' Do I have to live in this gray world all alone with ''her?''\\

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': One was attempted in the distant backstory. [[spoiler:After Salem raised a rebellion against the gods, the gods wiped out all of humanity except for Salem (who they left with CompleteImmortality as punishment). Humanity eventually returned, but with only a bare semblance of their old magic; Salem's lover Ozma reincarnated with them, and he still had his magic. He was supposed to redeem humanity and then summon back the gods. Salem and Ozma found each other and raised a family together, and their daughters inherited their full magic. Salem figured that rather than go to all the effort to redeem the weak and depowered humanity, they could just kill them all and replace them with their own children. Ozma was horrified and tried to escape with their daughters in the night, but Salem caught them, and their daughters were killed in the crossfire]].

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* In the BBC RadioDrama ''Earthsearch'', the crew of the ''Challenger'' end the series by giving up the search for their long-lost home planet Earth, settling instead on the planet "Paradise", which they vow to make "their own Earth" -- it's much like their Earth, except that it's two-thirds covered in saltwater oceans, has four seasons, and is the third planet from its sun. Cleverly, throughout the series they had dropped hints that "their Earth" was not the same planet as ours, but then covered them up with Expospeak: for example, the other planets of their solar system have different names from ours, but as soon as this is revealed, it is mentioned offhand that the planets had been renamed. Likewise, we are told that their Earth was the second planet from its sun, but we are told this by a computer which is speculating wildly based on inaccurate information. To keep the Shaggy God Story going, early in ''Earthsearch 2'', the crew loads breeding pairs of animals into a shuttle to wait out a global flood caused by HostileTerraforming that lasts forty days and nights.

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* In the BBC RadioDrama ''Earthsearch'', ''Radio/{{Earthsearch}}'', the crew of the ''Challenger'' end the series by giving up the search for their long-lost home planet Earth, settling instead on the planet "Paradise", which they vow to make "their own Earth" -- it's much like their Earth, except that it's two-thirds covered in saltwater oceans, has four seasons, and is the third planet from its sun. Cleverly, throughout the series they had dropped hints that "their Earth" was not the same planet as ours, but then covered them up with Expospeak: for example, the other planets of their solar system have different names from ours, but as soon as this is revealed, it is mentioned offhand that the planets had been renamed. Likewise, we are told that their Earth was the second planet from its sun, but we are told this by a computer which is speculating wildly based on inaccurate information. To keep the Shaggy God Story going, early in ''Earthsearch 2'', the crew loads breeding pairs of animals into a shuttle to wait out a global flood caused by HostileTerraforming that lasts forty days and nights.


* In the BBC RadioDrama ''Earthsearch'', the crew of the ''Challenger'' end the series by giving up the search for their long-lost home planet Earth, settling instead on the planet "Paradise", which they vow to make "their own Earth" -- it's much like their Earth, except that it's two-thirds covered in saltwater oceans, has four seasons, and is the third planet from its sun. Cleverly, throughout the series they had dropped hints that "their Earth" was not the same planet as ours, but then covered them up with Expospeak: for example, the other planets of their solar system have different names from ours, but as soon as this is revealed, it is mentioned offhand that the planets had been renamed. Likewise, we are told that their Earth was the second planet from its sun, but we are told this by a computer which is speculating wildly based on inaccurate information. To keep the Shaggy God Story going, early in ''Earthsearch 2'', the crew loads breeding pairs of animals into a shuttle to wait out a global flood.

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* In the BBC RadioDrama ''Earthsearch'', the crew of the ''Challenger'' end the series by giving up the search for their long-lost home planet Earth, settling instead on the planet "Paradise", which they vow to make "their own Earth" -- it's much like their Earth, except that it's two-thirds covered in saltwater oceans, has four seasons, and is the third planet from its sun. Cleverly, throughout the series they had dropped hints that "their Earth" was not the same planet as ours, but then covered them up with Expospeak: for example, the other planets of their solar system have different names from ours, but as soon as this is revealed, it is mentioned offhand that the planets had been renamed. Likewise, we are told that their Earth was the second planet from its sun, but we are told this by a computer which is speculating wildly based on inaccurate information. To keep the Shaggy God Story going, early in ''Earthsearch 2'', the crew loads breeding pairs of animals into a shuttle to wait out a global flood.flood caused by HostileTerraforming that lasts forty days and nights.


-->--''[[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya]]''

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* The climax of ''Film/ThingsToCome'' involves a young man and woman sent to start life on a new world; the [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything seed of Mankind shot into space from a huge gun]].


Literary note: the "Adam and Eve" plot is mentioned (in a bad way) in many articles and books on writing science fiction stories. Apparently it was, for many years, one the most over-used {{twist ending}}s in the badly written stories that make up the editors' [[SturgeonsLaw mountainous "slush pile" of wasted efforts]] - in fact, many editors would reject stories with this twist ''on sight''.

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Literary note: the "Adam and Eve" plot is mentioned (in a bad way) in many articles and books on writing science fiction stories. Apparently it was, for many years, one of the most over-used {{twist ending}}s in the badly written stories that make up the editors' [[SturgeonsLaw mountainous "slush pile" of wasted efforts]] - in fact, many editors would reject stories with this twist ''on sight''.

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* In ''Film/Annihilation2018'', [[spoiler: the only two survivors of the excursions into the Shimmer, Lena and Kane. The Shimmer is an psychedelic Garden of Eden where they encounter an alien creature which bestows upon them new knowledge (although the knowledge is incomprehensible to human minds). At the end of the film, the Shimmer collapses and, depending on your interpretation, Lena and Kane are the last remnants of the alien's DNA, thus beginning a new species.]]

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* ''Film/ZForZachariah'': Hinted at when John tells Ann they should save up supplies not just for themselves, but also "anyone else". Though she doesn't get what he means, John seems to be thinking they might have a baby some day, and at this point it's left unclear whether anyone else in the world is still alive.


-->--''[[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya The Melancholy Of Haruhi Suzumiya]]''

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-->--''[[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya The Melancholy Of of Haruhi Suzumiya]]''



Needless to say, you won't find this in [[BrotherSisterIncest direct siblings]]. More casually, this results in the unspoken implication that said newly propagated species does not have a problem with incest. [[ElephantInTheLivingRoom This rarely comes up.]]

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Needless to say, you won't find this in [[BrotherSisterIncest direct siblings]]. More casually, this results in the unspoken implication that said newly propagated species does not have a problem with incest. [[ElephantInTheLivingRoom This rarely comes up.]]
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* Xemnu the Titan is an alien who has had this goal since he first appeared in the age of [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Marvel Monsters.]] Most of his plans have involved transforming human children into beings like himself, although his most recent plot (in ComicBooks/{{She Hulk}}'s comic) involved trying it on She-Hulk in order to mate with her.

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* Xemnu the Titan is an alien who has had this goal since he first appeared in the age of [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Marvel Monsters.]] Most of his plans have involved transforming human children into beings like himself, although his most recent plot (in ComicBooks/{{She Hulk}}'s ComicBook/SheHulk's comic) involved trying it on She-Hulk in order to mate with her.


This, of course, [[HollywoodScience ignores real population genetics]], where a certain minimum number of ''genetically divergent'' (i.e. unrelated) individuals are needed in a gene pool to maintain a healthy genetic diversity over the generations. For humans it is an estimated 497 individuals (no joke) although 1,000+ is to be preferred. The general rule of thumb is the "50/500" guideline -- that a population founded by 50 genetically diverse humans in isolation would last about 2,000 years before inbreeding did them in, while 500 or more stand a chance of lasting indefinitely so long as all of them reproduce and no major disasters wipe out a significant part of the gene pool during that time (although as with everything else involving genetics, this is a gross oversimplification and varies greatly with the conditions encountered). You usually won't find this in [[BrotherSisterIncest direct siblings]]. More casually, this results in the unspoken implication that said newly propagated species does not have a problem with incest. [[ElephantInTheLivingRoom This rarely comes up.]]

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This, of course, [[HollywoodScience ignores real population genetics]], where a certain minimum number of ''genetically divergent'' (i.e. unrelated) individuals are needed in a gene pool to maintain a healthy genetic diversity over the generations. For humans it is an estimated 497 individuals (no joke) although 1,000+ is to be preferred. The general rule of thumb is the "50/500" guideline -- that a population founded by 50 genetically diverse humans in isolation would last about 2,000 years before inbreeding did them in, while 500 or more stand a chance of lasting indefinitely so long as all of them reproduce and no major disasters wipe out a significant part of the gene pool during that time (although as with everything else involving genetics, this is a gross oversimplification and varies greatly with the conditions encountered). You usually

Needless to say, you
won't find this in [[BrotherSisterIncest direct siblings]]. More casually, this results in the unspoken implication that said newly propagated species does not have a problem with incest. [[ElephantInTheLivingRoom This rarely comes up.]]


* Mentioned in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''. Dirk and Roxy are the only two living humans in a post-apocalyptic future, and Roxy, who has a crush on Dirk, entertains fantasies of the two of them repopulating the species together. Unfortunately for her, Dirk seems to be gay. Fortunately, however, repopulating the Earth in this fashion turns out to not actually be necessary.
** It turns out not to be necessary because, as it turns out, [[spoiler: the ectobiology machines are capable of producing more people, and the new world the kids are supposed to make will already be populated once they create it.]]

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* Mentioned in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''. Dirk and Roxy are the only two living humans in a post-apocalyptic future, and Roxy, who has a crush on Dirk, entertains fantasies of the two of them repopulating the species together. Unfortunately for her, Dirk seems to be gay. Fortunately, however, Itís later revealed that repopulating the Earth in this fashion turns out to not isnít actually be necessary.
** It turns out not to be
necessary because, as it turns out, since [[spoiler: the ectobiology machines are capable of producing more people, and the new world the kids are supposed to make will already be populated once they create it.]]


* In the episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' "Friends Without Benefits", Meg daydreams that she and a boy she's crushing on are the last two humans after the Earth is destroyed. The boy decides that they should repopulate. And the two of them start making out in their spaceship.



* In the episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' "Friends Without Benefits", Meg daydreams that she and a boy she's crushing on are the last two humans after the Earth is destroyed. The boy decides that they should repopulate. And the two of them start making out in their spaceship.

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