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  • In Arc the Lad II, Elc is the last living Pyrenian. Inverted in Twilight of the Spirits: Darc and Kharg are the first Human/Deimos hybrids which is ironic since intelligent monsters where created by using kids with spiritual powers like Elc.
  • The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human is about the last surviving human returning from a long space journey and exploring the ruins of a flooded earth trying to uncover the mystery of what happened to the rest of humanity.
  • Meganteolis of Avencast: Rise of the Mage is the last surviving Kyranian. Not counting the player, anyway.
  • In the iOS game Blue Libra, you are in control of the last of the Libra-class carriers (capable of producing ships), after the Garian Empire has taken over your homeworld. Naturally, your goal is to liberate your homeworld. The sequel inverts this, where you are in control of the first of the new Libra II-class carriers with the task of attacking the Garian Empire in revenge.
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  • In Borderlands, CL4P-TP robots, or "Claptraps", were little helper robots who mostly opened electronic gates and allowed players to upgrade their backpacks. In Borderlands 2, their manufacturer Hyperion has discontinued the product line, and has every unit they could find dismantled... except for one who escaped notice. The last Claptrap is convinced Hyperion CEO Handsome Jack is desperate to finish the job, but Jack doesn't seem to know there's a loose Claptrap running around, and probably doesn't even care.
  • Ryu from Breath of Fire III is believed to be the last living dragon, the rest having been killed in a war centuries ago. Later, it's revealed that his childhood friend Teepo was also a dragon and didn't know it. Ryu is forced to kill him shortly after their reunion, leading Ryu to truly be the last dragon. There's a village of dragons, but they've given up their powers to escape God's notice, so whether they count is uncertain.
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  • Ella Highwind in Cactus McCoy 2 is the last of the Volados, an ancient race of winged people.
  • In Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, most of the supernatural races are already on the decline as part of the overall The Magic Goes Away theme. The bestiary entry for the Ogre heavily implies that the Ogre Gabriel killed was the last one. Dragons are already extinct, and Gabriel destroys the last remnant of the race, a reanimated dragon corpse. The last two Aghartian Titans are also destroyed by Gabriel. Claudia is the Last Aghartian and Gabriel kills her thanks to mind control. Pan is also one of the last Old gods, if not the last Old god and sure enough Gabriel kills him too. By the end of the game, one of the only supernatural beings left in the world is Gabriel/Dracula himself.
  • Crusader Kings 2 has a few characters that are this, which can vary depending on which time period you start, or your own actions. For example, Theodoric de Merohingi is the last of the Merovingians, Petronila of Aragon is the last of the Jimenez Dynasty, and Herbert Karling is the last of Charlemagne's line. Your own player character can end up becoming this if things go wrong and you don't or can't have children.
    • In After the End: A Crusader Kings II Mod, the ruler of Boston is Paul Mahonic, last of the former kings of New England. Centuries before the mod's start date, the Mahonics were a powerful dynasty that ruled everything from Buffalo, New York, to New Brunswick. Now, however, Paul is the very last surviving member of his family line, and the Mahonics' kingdom collapsed into warring tribes over 150 years prior to game start.
  • In Crying Suns, Kaliban is the last functioning OMNI in the galaxy, the others having mysteriously stopped working twenty years earlier in an event called the Shutdown. It turns out the other OMNIs have Ascended to a Higher Plane of Existence, and Kaliban was left out only because he wasn’t connected to any network where they could have reached him. He joins them in ascending at the end of the game.
  • The Horned-Axe in Cultist Simulator is the very last God-from-the-Stone, the first Hours that were for much longer than Humanity. All the others had been slaughtered by newer Hours, Gods-from-the-Flesh and Gods-from-the-Blood, and therefore banned to Nowhere.
  • A Dance with Rogues has the two barbarian siblings Bran and Norah, who are the last survivors of their clan, following a bloody defeat by a rival clan. As such, they spend their lives hunting down the man responsible and his lackeys, as they feel their ancestors wouldn't rest otherwise. Similarly, the Princess is the last known member of the Betancuria royal line, which makes her a target for the Dhorn who currently occupy her kingdom.
  • In the backstory of Dark Souls, the Lords waged war against the Everlasting Dragons. Their combined might and the betrayal of the dragon Seath the Scaleless led to the Everlasting Dragons' near extinction. By the time of the games, only a handful of true Dragons remain (and there are reasons they survived):
    • In Dark Souls, you encounter a Wyvern (he guards the bridge from the Undead Burg to the Undead Parish), the Gaping Dragon (a mutant dragon hiding in the sewers), Seath himself (his betrayal was richly rewarded by Gwyn much to the ire of some of his subjects), a Stone Dragon (hiding in one of the most difficult to reach hidden areas in the game), and Black Dragon Kalameet (a dragon the gods left to his own devices since they were just that scared of him and for good reason). You can (and will in the case of Seath — the Gaping Dragon can be skipped and Kalameet is a Bonus Boss but Seath has to die for the main plot to progress) kill all but the Stone Dragon.
    • In Dark Souls II, you encounter (and can kill) the Ancient Dragon though it's implied to be an artificial dragon and Sinh the Slumbering Dragon (hiding in the Sunken City of Shulva).
    • The Grand Finale of the series Dark Souls III has one last true Dragon for you to face in The Ringed City. Darkeater Midir was a dragon that was actually raised by the gods and thus had Undying Loyalty to them. Since The Ringed City content is chronologically the last entry in the series, Midir is the very last Dragon.
  • In Dead Rising, Otis Washington was the only resident of Willamette to officially survive the events of that game. While Frank West and Isabella Keyes also survived, they weren't from Willamette. Otis would later die from old age before the events of Dead Rising 3.
  • In Disgaea 2, Adell is the only remaining human on Veldime, with all others being turned into amnesiac demons by Zenon's curse. Is there another human? Nope. In fact, there isn't even one. Adell wasn't affected by the curse because he is a pureblood demon by birth.
  • In the Divine Divinity series:
  • According to an interview with CAVE back in 2010, there is only one copy of DoDonPachi Campaign Version left in existence, and the source code for the game has been lost. Hence, if that copy dies, that entire version of the game is lost forever.
  • In Dota 2, the Juggernaut Yurnero is the last of the people of Isle of Masks, because he was banished from there just in time as the whole island was sunk along with every of its kins there via magic work.
  • Dragon Age:
    • In Dragon Age: Origins, your main character and Alistair are the last two Grey Wardens in Ferelden, after your entire order is wiped out during a disastrous battle culminating in Cavalry Betrayal.
    • If Awakening's Golden Ending is to be believed, the Fereldan branch of the order regains all its lost strength and some more: it's not easy to get rid of an institution that stopped five apocalypses
    • In Dragon Age II, Hawke can end up being the last of the Hawke Family, depending on your actions.
    • And in Dragon Age: Inquisition, Bethany or Carver can instead become the last Hawke, if they're alive and Hawke makes an Heroic Sacrifice.
  • In Dreamfall: The Longest Journey, the new White Kin reveals that, as far as she knows, she is the last of the Draic Kin. However, her exact wording means she can't feel the Blue Kin anymore. It's not stated that he's dead. He could've simply left Arcadia. Also, the Draic Kin are specifically stated to be extraterrestrials, so it's entirely possible there are other members of this race somewhere in space.
    • Additionally, there's the case of Never Found the Body for the Green and the Red Kin, who fell from a skyscraper, tangled in combat.
  • In Dungeon Fighter Online, one of the Apostles is called Anton, part Colossus Climb dungeon, part Kaiju who used all of his energy to escape his dimension before being destroyed. And is the smallest and youngest of its kind...mind you.
  • The Elder Scrolls:
    • In the series' lore, according to Imperial dogma, Tiber Septim (as Talos Stormcrown) is said to have been the last person to cross from Atmora to Tamriel before Atmora became uninhabitable. Given that Tiber Septim didn't come along until thousands of years after Atmora's "Frost Fall," this probably isn't the reality of the situation. (However, if the Merger of Souls option in the deity Talos' Multiple-Choice Past is true, it's possible that Wulfharth Ash-King was the last, and he became part of the deity Talos upon Septim's (and others') apotheosis, bringing some truth to the claim in a very Mind Screwy fashion.)
    • Morrowind:
      • Deep in the bowels of the Coprusarium, one can encounter the last living Dwemer, Yagrum Bagarn. He was in an unspecified "outer realm" when whatever calamity that caused his people to vanish took place. He returned to find them gone and caught the Corpus disease shortly afterward. In addition to the negative effects of the disease, it also turns you into The Ageless, which has allowed him to survive in the thousands of years since, though his body is badly bloated and he has lost the use of his legs, requiring him to get around a set of steam-powered spider legs.
      • Sotha Sil, the Tribunal deity, is said to be the last surviving member of the ancient Minor House Sotha. Its ancient capital, Ald Sotha, now lies in ruins following its destruction at the hands of Mehrunes Dagon. According to Temple Archcanon Tholer Saryoni, fellow Tribunal deity Vivec personally rescued Sotha Sil during the attack.
    • In Oblivion, Martin is the last of the royal Septim family, whose particular version of divine mandate means he's the only chance of stopping the Daedric invasion. His sacrifice saves Tamriel but gives the Altmeri Dominion the excuse to get into power.
    • Skyrim:
      • The player is referred to as the "last Dragonborn," a special mortal gifted with the soul of an Aedric Dragon by Akatosh, the draconic god at the head of the "Nine Divines" pantheon. As such, the Dragonborn is the only one who can stop Alduin's attempt to "eat the world" prematurely.
    • Before the Last Dragonborn arrived and the return of Alduin, The dragons were thought to be long gone, it is revealed that a small number of them including named dragons such as Paarthurnax, Mirmulnir, Odahviing, Durnehviir, and Sahrotaar are the last surviving dragons, hiding in the remote corners of Skyrim and other parts of Tamriel.
      • If you choose to "Destroy the Dark Brotherhood!" instead of joining them, Cicero might be the last member left. Unlike Babette (who doesn't appear in the game at all if you choose this path) Cicero can still appear on the roadside needing assistance and is completely unkillable regardless of what you do. Seeing how he still has the Night Mother, he won't be the last for long. Additionally, the last remaining Argonian Shadowscale, Argonians born under the Shadow birth sign who are trained from childhood in the arts of assassination by the Dark Brotherhood, is in the Skyrim chapter of the Dark Brotherhood. Whether you choose to wipe them out or join them, he dies either way, and there are no more.
      • In the Dawnguard DLC, the player meets the last of the Snow Elves that haven't been corrupted into Falmer, Knight-Paladin Gelebor. He survived along with a small population of other unmutated Snow Elves at a remote chantry. However, his brother, who became a vampire, wiped out every other known surviving Snow Elf, leaving only him.
      • The elderly hunter Froki Whetted-Blade is the only person you can encounter in the province who still worships the old Nord pantheon, headed by the ancient gods Shor and Kyne. He vehemently rejects Talos and the Eight, calling them imposter gods.
    • In the Dragonborn DLC, just west of Tel Mithryn the Dragonborn can find “Dusty” The Last Silt Strider on the Island of Solstheim next to the camp of her owner Revus Sarvani.
  • Final Fantasy loves this.
    • The party in Final Fantasy II encounters the last wyvern and brings its egg to safety, though it dies before they return. The wyvern hatchling is the true Last of Its Kind. Additionally, Ricard Highwind is the last of the Dragoons. He ultimately dies in a Heroic Sacrifice, though the Soul of Rebirth ending hints that the Dragoon legacy will live on.
    • In Final Fantasy IV, Rydia is the last of the Summoners. The reasons for this hinge on the main character Cecil's sheer gullibility, making this also a case of Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!. However, talking to the survivors of her hometown reveal that Rydia is only the last woman.
      • In the sequel, Final Fantasy IV: The After Years, this is brought back again, with ten times as much significance (and tragedy): the real Big Bad of the game, the Creator, is the last member of an alien race who consumed their planet's resources until it was ruined, then searched for another inhabitable planet for centuries until they died off — their growth and development stunted by the artificial environment of their fleet. The Creator assembled the remains of their fleet into a single craft — the True Moon itself — to preserve itself, but became concerned about what the right course of evolution was and set out on a lifetime of playing Precursors that led to the events of the game.
    • Also, in Final Fantasy VI, Strago is the last Blue Mage, and Terra is all that remains of the Espers. After the breaking of the world Mog appears to be the last remaining moogle.
    • In Final Fantasy VII, Aerith is the last of the Ancients, a, well, ancient race who were nearly wiped out two thousand years ago when the Big Bad arrived, but managed to seal it in a can. This led to a rather disturbing sequence in which a rather amoral scientist attempted to breed her with Red XIII, a member of a sentient (and nearly extinct) race of felines, in an attempt to "save two endangered species". Given Hojo was also indirectly responsible for the creation (and mentally imbalanced psyche) of the Big Bad of the game, among other things, this is actually rather tame for him.
    • Garnet and Eiko in Final Fantasy IX are the last two summoners during the events of the game.
    • In Final Fantasy X, Seymour kills almost the entire Ronso tribe, making Kimahri one of the last Ronso. However, there are still a few left, like the Ronso Blitzball Team. The Lighter and Softer Final Fantasy X-2 reveals that a good amount of Ronso survived Seymour's slaughter, so they'll probably be fine.
    • In Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings,Mydia, the Judge of Wings becomes this... by killing off the rest of her race, the feol Viera.
    • Fang and Vanille in Final Fantasy XIII are the last two Gran Pulsian humans left in the game. The rest are either killed or turned into monsters and stones years ago. In the sequel, Final Fantasy XIII-2, Noel Kreiss was the last living human being in the future from 700 years ago after the events of Final Fantasy XIII.
    • In Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, it is possible to hunt monsters to extinction. If you do this, you then meet the Last One of that species, which is pink, has Ω (Omega) after its name, and is significantly tougher than the others. Earth Eater Ω is rather more of a challenge than Miniflan Ω.
    • The heroine of Final Fantasy Adventure is the only member of the Mana Tribe remaining in the world, and also the only possible replacement for a seed of the Mana Tree. The Tribe is more or less extinct at the end of the game when the Tree begins to die, and its host, the heroine's mother, asks her to become the new tree. Averted in its remake, Sword of Mana, where other survivors are encountered throughout the game.
    • In Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers, after the death of Emet-Selch, Elidibus is the last unbroken Ascian.
  • Fire Emblem:
    • In Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Tiki, Gotoh, and Xane are the last of the Divine Dragons, with the first one being the only still able to assume Dragon form. Though the remake adds one more. Meanwhile the Big Bad, Medeus is the last of the Earth Dragons with all others having died or gone mad.
    • In Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade, Yahn is the last of the Fire Dragons living in Elibe and still has his power fully intact, due to sealing himself in the Dragon Shrine.
    • In Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade, one of the main characters, Lyn is one of the last of the Lorca tribe, who were wiped out by bandits. What other survivors there were scattered after the attack rather than accept a woman (Lyn, the chieftain's daughter) as a leader.
    • Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance has Reyson and his bedridden father as the last of the Heron Laguz, though he later finds his sister is still alive. And the sequel Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn reveals one of his brothers managed to survive as well.
    • In Fire Emblem Awakening, Panne is the last rabbit Taguel. She isn't overly concerned about her species' survival, but she can still marry. Her future son Yarne is the last Taguel in his timeline, and unlike his mother, he is terrified of his kind going extinct. If either of them marry the Avatar, their child Morgan also fits this. It's implied that there are few Manaketes left as well, meaning Tiki and Nowi are also the last of their kind. Nowi can have a future daughter named Nah who in the Bad Future The Future Past, really does become the last of her kind after Tiki becomes the new Naga.
  • Genshin Impact: Of the five Guardian Yakshas Rex Lapis appointed to eradicate evil in Liyue, only Xiao remains, as three have died after succumbing to madness, while the fourth one, Bosacius, vanished without a trace.
  • In an interesting meta example, Ghost Recon Wildlands crossover DLC with Splinter Cell has Sam Fisher mention a guy who "wore a bandanna" who was in "Army infiltration" only to be informed said person has retired. This causes Sam to then give a surprised stare and say "then it's only me...", almost like Sam is realizing he's one of the only protagonists of his type (military stealth action hero) who is still active in gaming.
  • In Gitaroo Man, U-1 is the last of the Gitaroo Men, told by his talking dog, Puma.
  • In God of War (PS4)
  • It appears that Kratos himself is the Last survivor of the Greek Pantheon (and the Last Spartan).
    • Jörmungandr is the last living Giant in Midgard, due to Odin and the Aesir massacring all the Giants. (With the giants seemingly extinct in Jötunheim) Subverted in that Faye is revealed to have been a Giant too, and her son Atreus is therefore half-Giant.
      • Mimir is apparently the last being in Midgard who has the ability to speak to the World Serpent until Atreus begins to learn it.
    • Feya refers to “Hildisvíni” the Boar that Atreus shot with his arrow as the Last of his kind.
    • From the original God of War trilogy, Athena is the only member of the Greek Pantheon confirmed to have survived the destruction of Mt. Olympus.
  • Guilty Gear has the Japanese, of which only a few escaped the Tokyo Fireball. The only ones we know about are Anji Mito, Baiken, and May. Chipp Zanuff's late master was a fourth, but again, late master. However, it's revealed that there are others being kept under close government watch and protection (whether they want it or not).
  • The Nihilanth from Half-Life, states it is the last of his kind, probably after the Combine had invaded his previous home-world.
  • Halo: The manual for Halo: Combat Evolved claims that the Master Chief John-117 is the last of the Spartan-IIs, a group of Super Soldiers that were wiped out when the Covenant destroyed Reach, the planet where the Spartan-IIs were created. However, the Expanded Universe and Word of God reveal that at least fifteen other Spartan-IIs were still alive at the beginning of Halo 2, with at least twelve of those confirmed to have survived the Human-Covenant War. In fact, three non-John Spartan-IIs are part of Halo 5: Guardians's main cast.
  • In Haven Moon, a scientist named Ektor Turren was on a moon called Seleos when a cataclysmic event occurred on his home planet of Menra and wiped out the rest of his civilization.
  • Hostile Waters: Antaeus Rising involves the last of the Antaeus-class adaptive cruisers, brought back to fight an old enemy. Technically, two of them were left at the bottom of the ocean after the last war in case they were needed, but one of them did not surface upon receiving the activation signal. In fact, the Antaeus is also the first of its kind as well, being the prototype of its class.
  • In Iji, after the Komato invasion of Earth, only one Tasen out of literally millions are left in the galaxy. According to Word of God, the last Tasen's girlfriend escaped too, but they are both female, so the race is still doomed. However, if you do a Pacifist Run as of version 1.6, this trope is averted by the fact that a dozen or so Tasen side with Iji and let her through their stronghold peacefully, allowing Iji to stop Iosa before she enters the stronghold and wipes them out. Provided that no more of them die, there are some males in there, and they manage to escape the genocidal Komato, the race still has a chance.
  • In Jade Empire, the protagonist is the last Spirit Monk.
  • The Last Federation, the player character. His species kind of have it coming, though. Even he admits it.
  • The Legend of Zelda:
    • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past: Link is "perhaps" the last one to carry the bloodline of the Knights of Hyrule.
    • In The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Impa is suggested to be one of the few living remnants of the Sheikah people, if not the last. If the player keeps this information in mind, then it isn't too much of a surprise when Sheik is revealed to be Zelda in disguise.
    • Similarly, in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Impaz is stated to be the last survivor of the Hidden Village and named after its original founder. Considering the Hidden Village is implied to be an older version of Kakariko Village, which was founded by Impa, it's implied that Impaz is similarly meant to be the last Sheikah. This is finally averted in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, where the Sheikah are a thriving society of many individuals.
    • In The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Link's Crimson Loftwing is implied to be the only such Loftwing alive. Before it was hatched, the Crimson subspecies was thought to be extinct.
  • The indie RPG LISA features Buddy, the only known human female left on the planet after the post-apocalyptic event known as the "Great White Flash" somehow killed off the remaining women off. Many males consider her as the messiah, as a way for the human race to survive, while the others have more nefarious reasons for it.
  • In Live A Live, the boss of the Prehistoric Chapter "Contact" is O-D-O, a Tyrannosaurus Rex that is the only dinosaur that appears in the chapter and is likely the last dinosaur on Earth (not counting birds).
    • Additionally, in the final chapter, Oersted is the last survivor of his country, because he killed them all after becoming the Demon King.
  • Mass Effect:
    • The first Mass Effect:
      • The rachni queen on Noveria is the last survivor of a genocidal Bug War. You meet her in a research facility where her offspring are being used for scientific experiments, in the hope of turning them into supersoldiers. Unfortunately they're taken too soon from their mother and go insane. Shepard can choose to free or kill her.
      • The Thorian, an ancient, sentient plant, appears to be another case, but there are no indications that others like it ever existed at all.
    • Mass Effect 3:
      • DLC character Javik, who is the last Prothean and has been locked in suspended animation for fifty thousand years.
      • If you choose to upload the reaper code to the geth, and cannot convince the quarians to stand down, the quarian flotilla will be destroyed. This will make Tali one of the last quarians, if only for a few minutes.
      • Similar events can happen with Legion, if you gave it to Cerberus in Mass Effect 2 and wipe out the geth in the above-mentioned conflict with the quarians. It will then be fought in the Cerberus Headquarters later on.
      • Also, the Leviathans come very close to this, with no more than three being shown on screen at any time, too few to repopulate the species, though given how long their species has survived, it can be safely assumed that there are others.
    • Mass Effect: Andromeda:
      • Depending on how Mass Effect 3 ended, it's possible that the Andromeda Initiative is the last remains of all sentient life from the Milky Way.
      • The Batarian DLC characters in the multiplayer are quite likely the last remaining Batarians regardless of Mass Effect 3's ending, since their species was the first one to be attacked by the Reapers and suffered massive losses.
  • In the strategy game Master of Orion II: Battle At Antares allows the player to recruit a captain called "Loknar, the Last Orion" and his rather badass battleship, the Avenger, if they're the first to colonize the Orion system.
    • This is only if you have less than 4 commanders. If all 4 slots are full, then you will instead find the Avenger with no one aboard.
  • Mega Man:
    • Solo in the Mega Man Star Force games is the last child of the continent Mu. He's, shall we say, a trifle bitter.
    • The Master in the Mega Man Legends series is explicitly stated to be the last pure human left. At the end of Legends 2, Mega Man is given the choice to enact a final plan by The Master to use the Carbons as a base to reboot the human race (destroying all the Carbons in the process). Mega Man chooses not to enact the plan, leaving humanity extinct.
  • Solid Snake of Metal Gear becomes this trope by Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, as he is the only clone of Big Boss still alive (other than Liquid's apparently sapient arm, and even then it's revealed that Ocelot was faking being possessed by him). In a more real sense, he's one of the last of the "old school" soldiers on the battlefield, relying on his senses, instincts and experience to guide him rather than the nanomachines and other gadgets that are employed by more modern soldiers.
  • Metroid:
    • Spire in Metroid Prime: Hunters is the last of the Diamonts, and his quest in the game is to find out what happened to his species.
    • Samus herself sort of counts, in that she's human, but was raised by the now-vanished Chozo and has Chozo blood and technology. She was also the only survivor of the Space Pirate attack on the human colony K-2L. And post-Metroid Fusion, she's the last Metroid, too.
    • Metroid Prime 3: Corruption litters Bryyo with lore painting the fall of Bryyonian civilization, all penned by an entity known as "the last Lord of Science".
    • Metroid II: Return of Samus: The baby Metroid found by Samus at the end of the game is the last Metroid left... at least until it is captured and cloned by the Space Pirates in Super Metroid.
  • Mortal Kombat's Reptile is believed to be the last of the Saurians; a race of reptilian humanoids who evolved from the dinosaurs. Due to the trauma of having his entire race wiped out, Reptile is caught in a delusional state of mind; obsessing over finding another remaining member of his race, or freeing his homeworld from Outworld's grasp.
    • It was later revealed in Mortal Kombat Trilogy that there is indeed another member of his race: the female Khameleon.
    • It's unclear where exactly Reptile sits in the new timeline. His dialogue against Bo Rai Cho implies there's another, and in one of his Mirror Match intros he explicitly wonders if it's Khameleon, only for it to reply that it's Shang Tsung.
    • Triborg in Mortal Kombat X is the last of the Cyber Lin Kuei.
    • Also in X is Kotal Kahn, the last of the Mayincatec Osh-Tekks after his race and father were annihilated by Reiko and Goro. In fact, it's this trope that he chooses to spare Reptile during an assassination attempt, and instead hire him under his own rule.
  • By the time of NieR: Automata Emil, Devola and Popola are the last living beings from the pre-alien invasion "old world". The latter two die during the course of the story, and Emil meets his end during an endgame sidequest.
  • In Night Caster, four of the last dragons alive serve as four of the game's boss fights. An in-game document the player can find before the first dragon fight, "The Plight of the Dragons", chronicles the dragons' gradual decline. The first dragon, Bale the Fire Dragon, explains that he and his fellow dragons allied themselves with the Night Caster because he promised to restore the dragons to their former glory. The Orb sadly tells Bale that the dragons' time has already passed, and that it is the way of things. Bale angrily declares that her way is not his way, and he attacks. None of the other dragons can be dissuaded from fighting either, so the dragons are nearly extinct by the game's end. Thorn, the one dragon who remained loyal to The Orb, may very well be the last dragon.
  • In Noctis, a space exploration simulator, the player is a member of the "Felysian" stardrifter explorers. Hundreds of ships left their home planet to explore and map the galaxy, they returned after several hundred/thousand years. When they arrived, all that was there was ruins; the only thing that proves they ever existed are scattered, ruined buildings. The stardrifters left, continuing to explore and map until they die of old age, since they lacked the numbers to re-populate. It's very depressing.
  • In one of the two endings of Obsidian, this is what Lilah Kerlins and Max Powers become if you allow the nanobot-controlling AI, Ceres, to reboot Earth, since that to her, Earth can't be polluted if humans were never around to do so. But she preserves these two people because they created her in the first place.
  • In Octopath Traveler, Meryl eventually learns that she and her birth mother (she was Happily Adopted at a very young age) are the last surviving members of House Gespent, a noble family that was otherwise wiped out in a war they started.
  • Munch from the Oddworld series is the last known member of the Gabbit species. His main motivation in Munch's Oddysee is trying to earn enough Moolah to buy the last batch of Gabbit eggs (which are destined to be auctioned as extremely expensive caviar) so that his species has a chance of survival.
    • Stranger's Wrath, the following game, reveals that Stranger himself is this, since the steef species is so critically endangered for such a long time that the local communities believe them to be urban legends. Only one other Steef is encountered in the game, and he dies almost immediately afterwards after being reassured that the water has been freed.
  • In Odin Sphere, by the time the dragon Leventhan is hatched he is the Last Of His Kind since Hindel, Wagner, and Belial have all been slain. Hence his Boss Subtitle "The Last Dragon".
    • When Armageddon comes, King Onyx storms and burns down Ringford Forest, completely slaughtering the fairies until he faces down Queen Mercedes, the last surviving fairy. Unfortunately, the fairies are shortly after driven to extinction when the two end up killing each other. By the end, Gwendolyn and Oswald also end up as the last surviving humans in Erion, while Cornelius and Velvet (after she inflicts the Pooka curse on herself) are the last surviving Pooka.
  • In Overwatch:
    • Reinhardt is the last survivor of The Crusaders, a group of German modern day knights in Powered Armor, who were mostly wiped out in the pre-Overwatch days of the Omnic Wars.
    • The playable Bastion is the last of its unit series after the rest of them of were destroyed or dissembled.
  • There is a single living Ovus in OviPets. Ovus was the game's beta species and most of them have been dead since at least 2011 or earlier, with many being killed en masse as the games' actual species started to come out. However, one somehow escaped the massacre. Sadly, he's sterilized, so even if someone comes forward with a female, he can't be bred.
  • Imani from Paladins is the last warder, a group of people who can summon and command dragons using magic gauntlets. Warders were once thought to be extinct, but Imani makes her existence in the Realm known at the end of the Dragons Call story arc.
  • The absolutely adorable Whacka from the Paper Mario series is this, his species all but extinct from poaching. Hit him over the head, and you'll find out why—the bump falls off, and is one of the best healing items in the game (and according to the items's flavor text, is quite delicious.) Do it enough times, and you'll have killed the last Whacka, you bastard!
  • Al-fathr, the patriarch of Primitive Men in Primitive Wars is the last among the warriors of Ruwataa's era, whatever that means.
  • Both the hero and the Big Bad in Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction are the last of their respective races. (Or at least in this universe...Since the Big Bad brought his race back into his universe, this isn't the case for him anymore).
  • Red Dead Redemption has Undead Nightmare, which includes a mission where you kill the last Bigfoot after killing all the others. The cutscenes are pretty heartbreaking. However, afterward there are still randomly generated yetis in the area where they live, so perhaps the one in the cutscene only believed it was the last.
    • In a very poignant way, Jack is not only the last surviving Marston by the game's end, but he's also a walking reference to the game's theme of "the end of the wild west", as he's forced to flee the family ranch and take up a gunslinging outlaw lifestyle that's quickly dying out by 1911 due to the unrelenting march of civilization and government over the frontier.
  • Resident Evil – Code: Veronica has Rodrigo Juan Raval , an Umbrella jailer that releases Claire from her cell. Later on in the game, Claire's brother Chris meets him before he gets swallowed by the Gulp Worm. Whether you ditch Juan or attempt to save him, he still dies. A nearby room has a few gravestones bearing the Raval name, indicating that Juan was the last one of his bloodline and said bloodline is now gone.
  • In Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure protagonist Cornets mother presumably was the last pure blood of her kind.
  • In Romancing SaGa, Aisha has the entire Taralian tribe up and vanish on her while she's off adventuring. Later, she learns that they just withdrew to the underground Temple of Nisa, same as their ancestors did a thousand years ago... and that said ancestors emerged once the war between the gods ended to a world drastically changed from that which they knew.
  • So does RuneScape.
    • Thurgo is said to be the last of the Imcando dwarves, although a second one, Ramarno is found later.
    • Commander Zilyana was believed to be the last of the Icyene, winged humanoids that have been compared to angels. However, Safalaan is half Icyene. It was revealed in the sixth age that a population of them still exists on their home world. It also turns out that Safalan's Icyene mother, Efaritay, was imprisoned on the vampyre homeworld all along.
    • General Graardor is one of the last two Ourgs, a race known for their immense brute strength. Graardor was believed to be the only one until it was revealed in the sixth age that there was a population left on their homeworld, but by the time this was revealed they had all died out except for one.
    • K'ril Tsutsaroth is thought to be the last Elder-demon.
    • Char is the last Auspah, a race of fire-controlling humanoids.
    • The unnamed Phoenix is the last of her kind when her brother Si'morgh is killed by a dragon. However, players get to hatch baby phoenixes out of hidden eggs, suggesting that more adults may exist somewhere.
    • K'klik is the last known Fairy dragon.
    • Nex is the last of a race of unbelievable power, whatever that is... It is revealed in the quest Fate of the Gods that Nex isn't the last her kind. She is a member of a race of Hybrid Monsters created by Zaros, called Zarytes or Nihils. Zaros considered the Nihils except for Nex to be a failure so he abandoned them on Freneskae. Nex was an exceptionally powerful Zaryte that Zaros uplifted by implanting a fragment of himself into her.
    • It is unclear whether the Dramen tree is the last of its kind of the only one of its kind.
    • The White tree, however, is truly the last of its kind. It dies during the quest Garden of Tranquility, but one seed survives, which the player plants in the Varrock palace garden.
    • Fyburglars tree is also likely to be the last of its kind.
    • Enakhra is the last pureblooded female Mahjarrat, a race that could have as few as 10 individuals depending on the player's choice and she is not interested in having children. The rest are all male except for Moia, who is a hybrid.
    • Guthix is the last of the Nagari. Now they're extinct.
    • Bandos killed off the rest of his race when he ascended to godhood by killing the god that was keeping his homeworld from being destroyed. Thanks to that Now they're extinct too.
    • Armadyl left the world when he believed that his race, the Aviansie, had been wiped out leaving him as the only one. He wasn't aware that a small army of them had been frozen in suspended animation. It was revealed in the sixth age that there also was a small population left on their home world that he didn't know about.
    • The three wise monkeys are the last remaining monkeys native to the Kharidian region. The rest were wiped out by Amascut.
    • The plot of the quest One of a Kind is the player rescuing Hannibus, the last of the Ilujanka or dragon riders, who was turned to stone thousands of years ago. The Ilujanka were a Dying Race that Zaros recruited in exchange for curing them of their infertility problem. When you free Hannibus, he is believed to be the last of his kind. During the quest, Hannibus and the player also discover the last living white dragon, Therragorn. It is revealed at the end of the quest that there are still some Ilujanka left on their homeworld but they are close to extinction from their low birth rate. It revealed in Tales of the God Wars that Hannibus had a daughter shortly before being turned to stone that he wasn't aware of who is still alive.
    • It is revealed in the Hall of Memories that Juna the serpent is the last of her species as she hatched from an egg that Guthix rescued from a planet destroyed by Tuska. Although she is not aware of this and probably thinks that Guthix made her.
  • Sa Ga Frontier has a variation of this trope: Asellus is actually the first, and the world's only half-human half-mystic hybrid, and was originally human. How she came about was not by birth, but from a Mystic Lord saving her from death from being run over by a carriage with a blood transfusion. This makes her the scorn of both full-blooded humans and mystics. Depending on certain actions one makes in Asellus' story, she can either remain a half breed, become human again, or become a full mystic.
  • At the end of Shadow of the Colossus after ‘ Wander’ has slain all the other 15 Colossus, leaving only ‘Malus’ as the last Colossus.
  • Solatorobo has Elh and Béluga, the last two Paladins ever since Baion burned their home Ragdoll to the ground. There is no mention of an Adam and Eve Plot or Only You Can Repopulate My Race from either of them, however.
  • Sonic the Hedgehog:
    • Knuckles is the last echidna, the species previously having powerful tribes long ago.
    • E-123 Omega is the last of Dr. Eggman's E-Series robots (which included Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta and Zeta from Sonic Adventure). He doesn't really care about that so much as the fact that Eggman apparently thought he was only good as a deactivated husk.
  • Yoshimitsu from SoulCalibur, was the last of his Manji Clan in his backstory, until He brought some local ruffians and formed a new clan, called the Manjitou clan, in homage to his old clan. Technically, he was the last true Manji, so his new clan does not count. He's really a dumbed down version of Last Of His Kind, since he's not a completely different race. Being last true clansman, he is the only person who knows Manji Ninjitsu, and how to forge the weapons of his clan, so he is also an owner of Forgotten Knowledge.
  • In Star Control II, Tanaka claims to be the last of the Shofixti. He was late for the final battle, during which they caused a nova and destroyed their home planet. If you kill him, his brother Katana will show up a month later, also claiming to be the last of the Shofixti for the same reason. However if you rescue him (or his brother), you'll find out that they were both wrong, and there's 16 cryogenically preserved Shofixti Maidens in the possession of a collector of unique aliens. Collect them, and Tanaka/Katana can repopulate the entire race, so it's a Last Of His Kind of a very limited sense.
  • Krystal the blue fox of the Star Fox franchise is the sole surviving citizen of her home planet, at least according to supplements. Take note that she never mentiones it in-game.
  • Judd becomes this in Splatoon after his scientist owner puts him into cryosleep to save him from the rising sea levels. When he wakes up he has Slept Through the Apocalypse.
  • Star Wars Legends: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords has the player character, the Jedi Masters s/he is seeking out, and any companions s/he decides to train in the ways of the Force as the last of the Jedi in the entire galaxy.
  • This ends up happening to R.O.B. in Super Smash Bros. Brawl's The Subspace Emissary. To hammer the point in, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U gives each character a title in the Boxing Ring stage. R.O.B.'s title? The Last of His Kind.
  • In Switchblade, the protagonist is Hiro, last of the Bladeknights.
  • The eponymous character of the Funny Animal game T'ai Fu: Wrath of the Tiger is the last of the Tiger clan, wiped out by the Big Bad to prevent the other animal clans converging under their natural leadership and opposing him.
  • Richea Spodune is the last Quartz in Tales of Hearts. Subverted and re-subverted by two other Quartz, Creed Graphite and Flora Spodune, who have also survived but choose to touchingly die together at the end of the game.
  • Team Fortress 2:
    • The Demoman mournfully laments; "I'm a Black Scottish Cyclops! They got more [rather long bleep] than they got the likes o' me!"
    • The Sniper and his parents are the last living New Zealanders in the world, due to a tragic rocket accident that ended up completely destroying the city (which happens to be underwater in this game's universe).
  • Terraria: Lore posted during an anniversary revealed that the Dryad NPC is the last of the Dryads after a war with Cthulhu. The 1.4 update released after the lore would confirm this in-game, with her Bestiary entry saying word-for-word she is the last of her kind (but unlike the lore posted on the forums, it doesn't say why). This does not explain her being replaced with another Dryad NPC with a different name if killed.
  • While Suika Ibuki of Touhou is not technically the last oni she fits this trope in its application, being the only oni not in hiding or underground after some unknown event many years before the timeline of the games. Indeed the events of Immaterial and Missing Power was Suika's attempt to revert this, intending to draw her former compatriots together again by throwing an endless series of parties.
  • In Twilight Heroes, you can find The Last Nostronomian in the robot hive after completing the level 10 main quest if you don't have an active sidekick. During his brief tenure as sidekick he will occasionally try to find other Nostronomians, which the game mentions is kind of depressing. After completing his sidequest, he'll open up a shop called The Last Nostronomian Store. A doubly appropriate name, since it's run by the last Nostronomian and it's the last bastion of the Nostronomian economy. One of the items he sells is a whistle that summons nearby Nostronomians, which the description notes isn't too useful these days since there's only one Nostronomian left.
  • Ty from the eponymous Ty the Tasmanian Tiger series of games starts off this way, as the last of, well, the Tasmanian tigers.
  • Village Monsters: The Player Character is the last human in a world populated by monsters. All the other humans were wiped out in a war against monster-kind, which the human king has instigated.
  • In the intro to Vivid Conceptions, the entire Bantam race is massacred by insects (the Bantams being tiny) and cut down to a handful of individuals. In the ending, it turns out that all other Bantams have died already and the protagonist is the last one indeed.
  • Anduin Lothar, in the Warcraft series, is the last descendant of the Arathi bloodline. It is this trait that allowed him to bring high elves into the Alliance of Lordaeron as a way for the elves to pay off their life-debt owed to the Arathi during the Troll Wars.
    • In the original timeline, Malygos the Spellweaver was the last of the Blue Dragonflight after Neltharion the Earth-Warder became Deathwing and killed all other blue dragons. However, thanks to Krasus/Korialstrasz and Nozdormu the Timeless, a number of blue eggs survived. Unfortunately, this brought Malygos out of his madness, and he began to blame mortal magic-users for all evils (not entirely unreasonable). In the end, he is slain with the help of some other dragons.
    • Rexar, Champion of the Horde, was for a while believed to be the last of the Mok'Nathal (and probably was the only one left on Azeroth) until his home village was rediscovered on Outland.
    • Wrathion invoked this trope by having one of the rogue adventurers kill off Deathwing and several of his siblings. Turns out he missed quite a few, like Sabellian and the dragons under him hiding in Outland, and fellow uncorrupted dragon Ebyssian hiding among the tauren.
    • Sargeras is the last Titan, having killed off the others ages ago when they tried to stop him. However, there is another Titan world-soul gestating within Azeroth.
  • In The Witcher, the protagonist Geralt is one of the last remaining Witchers, a type of monster slaying Super Soldier created through alchemy. Some sixty or eighty years before the events of the game, Kaer Morhen, the base of the School of the Wolf witchers was attacked by a pogrom and while the equipment and laboratories for creating new witchers survived, everybody capable of using this equipment was killed. Geralt is one of maybe three or four surviving Wolf School witchers remaining on the continent. There are five other witcher schools besides the Wolf School (Bear, Cat, Griffin, Manticore and Viper) and we even meet some of the graduates during the games, but none are stated to be fully functional and all are said to be effectively defunct. One possible ending for the third game sees Ciri become the first new witcher in decades.
  • In Yoku's Island Express, Mokuma's three fellow island gods were killed by the God Slayer, leaving him the last one left.
  • The title character of the ZX Spectrum game Xavior is scouring a HUGE underground research complex, trying to find DNA fragments so that the site's supercomputer can use them to resurrect his race.

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