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-->--'''King Louie''', ''Disney/TheJungleBook''



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* In the BBC series ''Series/{{Jekyll}}'', the antagonists justify their attempts to kidnap Tom Jackman and experiment on his other personality on the basis that humanity is doomed to EvolutionaryStasis without Hyde's unique genetics.

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* In the BBC series ''Series/{{Jekyll}}'', the antagonists justify their attempts to kidnap Tom Jackman and experiment on his other personality on the basis that humanity is doomed to EvolutionaryStasis this trope, without Hyde's unique genetics.


* In the BBC series ''Series/{{Jekyll}}'', the antagonists justify their attempts to kidnap Tom Jackman and experiment on his other personality on the basis that humanity is doomed to EvolutionaryStasis without Hyde's unique genetics.


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* In the BBC series ''Series/{{Jekyll}}'', the antagonists justify their attempts to kidnap Tom Jackman and experiment on his other personality on the basis that humanity is doomed to EvolutionaryStasis without Hyde's unique genetics.


* Despite being born millennia in the past, the immortal ComicBook/VandalSavage still looks identical to the modern ''Homo sapien''. An easy HandWave for this is that Vandal is probably a common ancestor for most of humanity by this point, but the point still stand

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* Despite being born millennia in the past, the immortal ComicBook/VandalSavage still looks identical to the modern ''Homo sapien''. sapiens''. An easy HandWave for this is that Vandal is probably a common ancestor for most of humanity by this point, but the point still standstands.


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-->-- [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys King Louie]], ''Film/TheJungleBook''

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* The ''Literature/DyingEarth'' books take place so far in the future that the sun is on the verge of going cold. Yet if humans look any different from the way they do now, the changes aren't noted.

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* In the ''Literature/{{Dinotopia}}'' books, the dinosaurs on the island still look exactly like they did millions of years ago, even though evolution has continued to progress normally in the rest of the world.


* [[OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness Seele]] from NeonGenesisEvangelion believe this to be the case; that human evolution has stagnated, and that humans must be forced to evolve through the Human Instrumentality Project, which involves [[spoiler: merging the souls of all humans with the EldritchAbomination Lilith, progenitor of all terrestrial life]].

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* [[OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness Seele]] from NeonGenesisEvangelion ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' believe this to be the case; that human evolution has stagnated, and that humans must be forced to evolve through the Human Instrumentality Project, which involves [[spoiler: merging the souls of all humans with the EldritchAbomination Lilith, progenitor of all terrestrial life]].


* An ExploitedTrope in ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}''. The BigBad Zanza hid the DNA of the Telethia, draconic monsters that serve as macroscopic digestive bacteria for his true body, [[spoiler:the Bionis, inside of the [[OurElvesAreBetter High Entia]], a sentient, technologically-advanced species created specifically for the role. By hiding them inside beings who rely on technology rather than adapting to their environment, the Telethia would be protected from the ravages of natural selection in order to prevent them from changing too much to be usable before Zanza was ready to consume all life en masse. Fortunately this didn't work 100%, as the High Entia royal family somehow learned the truth and set up a BreedingCult using intermarriages with humans to try and breed out the Telethia genes]].

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* An ExploitedTrope in ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}''. The [[spoiler:The BigBad Zanza hid the DNA of the Telethia, draconic monsters that serve as macroscopic digestive bacteria for his true body, [[spoiler:the the Bionis, inside of the [[OurElvesAreBetter High Entia]], a sentient, technologically-advanced species created specifically for the role. By hiding them inside inside]] beings who rely on technology rather than adapting to their environment, the Telethia [[spoiler:the Telethia]] genes would be protected from the [[spoiler:the ravages of of]] natural selection in [[spoiler:in order to prevent them from changing too much to be usable before Zanza was ready to consume all life en masse. Fortunately this didn't work 100%, as the High Entia royal family somehow learned the truth and set up a BreedingCult using intermarriages with humans to try and breed out the Telethia genes]].

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*[[OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness Seele]] from NeonGenesisEvangelion believe this to be the case; that human evolution has stagnated, and that humans must be forced to evolve through the Human Instrumentality Project, which involves [[spoiler: merging the souls of all humans with the EldritchAbomination Lilith, progenitor of all terrestrial life]].


* Averted in ''Literature/Seveneves'', where humans five thousand years in the future have evolved to live underwater, underground and on the moon and are drastically different from contemporary humanity.

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* Averted in ''Literature/Seveneves'', ''Literature/{{Seveneves}}'', where humans five thousand years in the future have evolved to live underwater, underground and on the moon and are drastically different from contemporary humanity.

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* Averted in ''Literature/Seveneves'', where humans five thousand years in the future have evolved to live underwater, underground and on the moon and are drastically different from contemporary humanity.

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* Despite being born millennia in the past, the immortal ComicBook/VandalSavage still looks identical to the modern ''Homo sapien''. An easy HandWave for this is that Vandal is probably a common ancestor for most of humanity by this point, but the point still stand


See also MedievalStasis.

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MedievalStasis, which is about lack of cultural changes over millennia.



* Played straight in ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger''. Humans haven't changed one iota in 65 million years aside from the development of magic, and there's a number of other species that haven't changed at all either except for [[PaletteSwap color]]. Justified when you fight the final boss - turns out Lavos has personally controlled humanity's evolution since its crash landing in 65 Million BC. Apparently the original form of man serves it best for [[PlanetEater its meal]].
* ''Franchise/MassEffect'': Played straight and justified with the vorcha, as their DNA has been unchanged for millions of years. This is due to their ability to adapt rapidly to any environment as individuals which removes their need to evolve as a species.
* An ExploitedTrope in ''VideoGame/Xenoblade''. The BigBad Zanza hid the DNA of the Telethia, draconic monsters that serve as macroscopic digestive bacteria for his true body, [[spoiler:the Bionis, inside of the [[OurElvesAreBetter High Entia]], a sentient, technologically-advanced species created specifically for the role. By hiding them inside beings who rely on technology rather than adapting to their environment, the Telethia would be protected from the ravages of natural selection in order to prevent them from changing too much to be usable before Zanza was ready to consume all life en masse. Fortunately this didn't work 100%, as the High Entia royal family somehow learned the truth and set up a BreedingCult using intermarriages with humans to try and breed out the Telethia genes]].

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* Played straight in ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger''. Humans In ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'', humans haven't changed one iota in 65 million years aside from the development of magic, and there's a number of other species that haven't changed at all either except for [[PaletteSwap color]]. Justified when you fight the final boss - turns out Lavos has personally controlled humanity's evolution since its crash landing in 65 Million BC. Apparently the original form of man serves it best for [[PlanetEater its meal]].
* ''Franchise/MassEffect'': Played straight and justified with the vorcha, as their The vorcha from ''Franchise/MassEffect'' have DNA that has been unchanged for millions of years. This is due to their ability to adapt rapidly to any environment as individuals individuals, which removes their need to evolve as a species.
* An ExploitedTrope in ''VideoGame/Xenoblade''.''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}''. The BigBad Zanza hid the DNA of the Telethia, draconic monsters that serve as macroscopic digestive bacteria for his true body, [[spoiler:the Bionis, inside of the [[OurElvesAreBetter High Entia]], a sentient, technologically-advanced species created specifically for the role. By hiding them inside beings who rely on technology rather than adapting to their environment, the Telethia would be protected from the ravages of natural selection in order to prevent them from changing too much to be usable before Zanza was ready to consume all life en masse. Fortunately this didn't work 100%, as the High Entia royal family somehow learned the truth and set up a BreedingCult using intermarriages with humans to try and breed out the Telethia genes]].

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->''Now I'm the king of the swingers\\
The jungle VIP\\
I've reached the top but had to stop\\
And that's what's bothering me''
-->-- [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys King Louie]], ''Film/TheJungleBook''

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