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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' has a number of "legendary Pokémon" who are depicted as this, though it's sometimes unclear if there's only one ever, or if they're simply rare and limited in number:
** A number of Pokémon [[OlympusMons are on the level of gods]] and almost certain to be one-of-a-kind: [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Groudon, Kyogre, Rayquaza]], [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Arceus]], [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY Xerneas, Yveltal]], [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Alola's "Tapu" guardian deities]] (Tapu Koko, Tapu Lele, Tapu Bulu, and Tapu Fini), and [[VideoGame/PokemonUltraSunAndUltraMoon Necrozma]]. [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY Zygarde]] might also count [[TheWormThatWalks depending on how you define "single specimen"]]. There are other legendary Pokémon that are considered godlike, but it's more ambiguous if there are more than one of them or not. Some forms of Pokémon media even contradict each other, such as multiples of supposed one-of-a-kind legendaries.

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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' has a number of "legendary Pokémon" who are depicted as this, though it's sometimes unclear if there's only one ever, or if they're simply rare and limited in number:
number. Some forms of Pokémon media even contradict each other, such as showing multiples of supposed one-of-a-kind legendaries, but according to the game continuity:
** A number of Pokémon [[OlympusMons are on the level of gods]] and almost certain to be one-of-a-kind: [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Groudon, Kyogre, Rayquaza]], [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Arceus]], [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY Xerneas, Yveltal]], [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Alola's "Tapu" guardian deities]] (Tapu Koko, Tapu Lele, Tapu Bulu, and Tapu Fini), and [[VideoGame/PokemonUltraSunAndUltraMoon Necrozma]]. [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY Zygarde]] might also count [[TheWormThatWalks depending on how you define "single specimen"]]. There are other legendary Pokémon that are considered godlike, but it's more ambiguous if there are more than one of them or not. Some forms of Pokémon media even contradict each other, such as multiples of supposed one-of-a-kind legendaries.



** Other than "god" Pokémon, you've also got one-off results of human experimentation: [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Mewtwo]], [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Genesect]], and [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Magearna]]. There's also [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Type: Null which evolves into the legendary Silvally]], which is a semi-aversion -- only three specimens exist; one is owned by Gladion, one goes to the player, and the third remains absent, presumably as a means of attaining it in future games.
** There are also a few definite aversions: [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Latias]] is stated not to be one-of-a-kind in its ''Emerald'' Pokédex entry (and its SpearCounterpart Latios would logically be the same), [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Deoxys]] and [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY Diancie]] come from rare but repeatable mutations, [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Manaphy]] are known to be capable of breeding (though their offspring in captivity are Phione and not more Manaphy), [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Keldeo]] is known to have had parents (but may be the LastOfItsKind now), [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Solgaleo and Lunala]] can breed (if not through conventional methods), and [[VideoGame/PokemonLetsGoPikachuAndLetsGoEevee Meltan]] are often portrayed in swarms and evolve into Melmetal via FusionDance with each other.

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** Other than "god" Pokémon, you've also got one-off results of human experimentation: [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Mewtwo]], [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Genesect]], and [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Magearna]]. There's also [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Type: Null which evolves into the legendary Silvally]], Null/Silvally]], which is a semi-aversion -- only three specimens exist; one is owned by Gladion, one goes to the player, player character, and the third remains absent, presumably unaccounted for. Though as a means of attaining it in future games.
[[VideoGame/PokemonSwordAndShield the following game]], the Type: Null research was stolen and at least a fourth one was made, being granted to that game's player character.
** There are also a few definite aversions: [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Latias]] is stated not to be one-of-a-kind in its ''Emerald'' Pokédex entry (and its SpearCounterpart Latios would logically be the same), [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Deoxys]] and [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY Diancie]] come from rare but repeatable mutations, [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Manaphy]] are known to be capable of breeding (though their offspring in captivity are Phione and not more Manaphy), [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Keldeo]] is known to have had parents (but may be the LastOfItsKind now), [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Solgaleo and Lunala]] can breed (if not through conventional methods), with each other, and [[VideoGame/PokemonLetsGoPikachuAndLetsGoEevee Meltan]] are often portrayed in swarms and evolve into Melmetal via FusionDance with each other.FusionDance.

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* ''Literature/CthulhuMythos'': most of the Great Old Ones. They ''can'' reproduce with each other (e.g. Lovecraft outlined Cthulhu's family tree), but for some reason the resulting offspring usually resembles neither parent.


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* ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'': every single one of the [[EldritchAbomination Great Ones]]. While they'll all referred to under that term, "Great One" is just a general descriptor rather than a species, and it's explicitly noted that each Great One is unique and unlike the others (their forms vary from a large brain with arms to a formless energy being to a three way cross between a spider, human and an octopus). What appear to be MiniMook spawn of some of them (like Rom's spiders or the mermaid-like creatures surrounding Kos) are actually [[WasOnceAMan corrupted humans]], not their offspring. This is actually a major plot point: the Great Ones all desire children, but have no common mates to reproduce with. This leads them [[InterspeciesAdoption to]] [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence some]] [[FaceFullOfAlienWingWong pretty]] [[HalfHumanHybrid extreme]] [[WasOnceAMan measures]].


* Many of Echidna's monstrous children such as Cerberus and the Hydra are these.

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* Myth/ClassicalMythology:
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Many of Echidna's monstrous children such as Cerberus and the Hydra are these.these.
** Similarly, there was originally only one {{Pegasus}}, born from the blood of Medusa.
** The Minotaur. Most versions have a bull's head, with horns, hooves instead of feet, hands as hard as horn with a bull's strength in striking, and a taste for raw flesh. It was uncontrollable and had to be imprisoned in Crete's Labyrinth -which makes the pictures of him with the ring in his nose rather odd.[[labelnote:*]]The ring is in the sensitive part of the nose and is used, with a rod and hook, for keeping the bull under control.[[/labelnote]]
** The Chimera, a three-headed female monster that was part goat, part snake, part lion, with a head for each and breathes fire. It terrorized Lycia as some sort of ancient {{Kaiju}} until it was slain by Bellerophon.



* Similarly, there was originally only one {{Pegasus}}, born from the blood of Medusa.
* The Minotaur. Most versions have a bull's head, with horns, hooves instead of feet, hands as hard as horn with a bull's strength in striking, and a taste for raw flesh. It was uncontrollable and had to be imprisoned in Crete's Labyrinth -which makes the pictures of him with the ring in his nose rather odd.[[labelnote:*]]The ring is in the sensitive part of the nose and is used, with a rod and hook, for keeping the bull under control.[[/labelnote]]
* The Chimera, a three-headed female monster that was part goat, part snake, part lion, with a head for each and breathes fire. It terrorized Lycia as some sort of ancient {{Kaiju}} until it was slain by Bellerophon.


* The Thorian in ''Franchise/MassEffect'' was the only known specimen of its species in existence. This is probably a good thing, as it was hostile to most other forms of life and liked to mind-control people through spores. All that's left of it now is its nearly planet-wide root system... hopefully it can't regrow itself from that.

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* The Thorian in ''Franchise/MassEffect'' was the only known specimen of its species in existence. This is probably a good thing, as it was hostile to most shown or mentioned. the fact that there should logically be other forms of life and liked to mind-control people through spores. All that's left of it now thorians is its nearly planet-wide root system... hopefully it can't regrow itself from that.never brought up even once.


* Scientists uncover these all the time. [[FridgeHorror Frighteningly]], it's often unknown if they are the [[LastOfHisKind last of a species]] wiped out by human activity or the tip of an iceberg that is never uncovered because a second specimen is never identified. A rule of thumb regarding species is that common is rare and rare is common, or that there are more species with smaller sample sizes than there are of large known populations.

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* Scientists uncover these all the time. [[FridgeHorror Frighteningly]], it's often unknown if they are the [[LastOfHisKind last of a species]] wiped out by human activity or the tip of an iceberg that is never uncovered because a second specimen is never identified. A rule of thumb regarding species is that common is rare and rare is common, or that there are more species with smaller sample sizes than there a high population are of large known populations.rare, and species with a low population are common.


* ''Film/StarWars'': The [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi Sarlacc]] and the [[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack Exogorth]] ([[SandWorm Space Worm]]), prior to the somewhat dubious explanation for each in the [[AllThereInTheManual Extended Universe]] novels and books.

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* ''Film/StarWars'': ''Franchise/StarWars'': The [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi Sarlacc]] and the [[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack Exogorth]] ([[SandWorm Space Worm]]), prior to the somewhat dubious explanation for each in the [[AllThereInTheManual Extended Universe]] novels and books.

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** Andres Duvall from ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' is a ''Bard'' lich. His existence is entirely by accident, having tried to use a potent spellbook as shield against a Lightning Bolt spell. Not only is he unique in having become a lich without actually dying (he's still undead, he just never went through the process of normal death), but also in being a Bard, since only wizards can become liches in most cases.

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* In ''Series/TheOriginals'' universe, there is only one tribrid, Hope Mikaelson.


* Several animal hybrids exist that have had only one known representative, such as Harjeeven the half-African/half-Asian elephant calf (deceased) born at Chester Zoo. Most such hybrids arise in captivity, as species that interbreed in the wild tend to do so more frequently than this trope demands.

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* Several animal hybrids exist that have had only one known representative, such as Harjeeven Motty the half-African/half-Asian elephant calf (deceased) born at Chester Zoo. Most such hybrids arise in captivity, as species that interbreed in the wild tend to do so more frequently than this trope demands.


* It's implied that Tails from ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' is the only multiple-tailed fox on the planet.

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* It's implied that Tails from ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'' is the only multiple-tailed fox on the planet.


-->-- '''[[CaptainObvious Tigger]]''', ''[[Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh Winnie the Pooh]]''

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-->-- '''[[CaptainObvious Tigger]]''', '''Tigger''', ''[[Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh Winnie the Pooh]]''



* Forgotten Beasts in ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' are [[CaptainObvious forgotten]] remnants from when the gods created a given world. Each one is unique as a result of being procedurally generated, and can vary in terms of limb count, tails, flight, dangerous excretions, and sometimes being made of inorganic things like glass or mist.

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* Forgotten Beasts in ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' are [[CaptainObvious forgotten]] forgotten remnants from when the gods created a given world. Each one is unique as a result of being procedurally generated, and can vary in terms of limb count, tails, flight, dangerous excretions, and sometimes being made of inorganic things like glass or mist.

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* While in some iterations of ''Franchise/WonderWoman'' winged horses are a relatively common mount for Amazons in [[ComicBook/WonderWoman1987 Volume 2]] Pegasus retains their unique status from mythology, and is reborn after centuries when Medusa gets her head chopped off again.

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* The dino from ''[[Webcomic/FifteenMinds Blue Moon Blossom]]'' is a sauropod, and the only one of their kind depicted in the comic. In fact, they're also the only non-avian dinosaur in the entire story, adding to their vaguely 'other' feel.


* The Heisei ''Franchise/{{Gamera}}'' films:

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* The Heisei ''Franchise/{{Gamera}}'' ''Film/{{Gamera}}'' films:


* These examples overlap with LastOfHisKind.
** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lonesome_George Lonesome George]], the very last Pinta Island Tortoise, until his death in June 24, 2012.
** ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyophorbe_amaricaulis Hyophorbe amaricaulis]]'', the Loneliest Palm. This is a species of palm tree with only one known member in the world, in a garden in Mauritius.
** The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/52-hertz_whale 52-hertz whale]], the Loneliest Whale. Its actual species is unknown, but it has a unique song, and has never gotten a response in the years researchers have been recording it.

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