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If you only have one crew member left, can he be killed by events that kill one random crew member? Or does FTL make sure events always leave you with at least one person to play captain (allowing you to "predict the outcome" of those scenarios)?

By that I mean scenarios like Giant Alien Spiders in which a random crew member gets killed instantly; not events such as an enemy boarding the ship and killing your crew member through standard combat.

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Yes, crewmembers can be killed at any point, including in those types of encounters. There is no mercy for being the last crewmember, their life is just as much at risk as any others.

Generally I tend to avoid those enounters when a blue option isn't present, as the loss of a crewmember can be a pretty big setback in general, not just on your last crewmember.

Source: Personal Experience

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Of course, if your ship is swimming with crew, it can be worth it, but even then you may still lose the max-combat Mantis instead of the useless human. –  Robotnik Jan 4 at 12:44
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Normally I'm skeptical, but since you are a man of 5k+ reputation, I am going to trust your personal experience source. –  IQAndreas Jan 4 at 18:12
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Not only can events kill your last remaining crew member, but you can off him/her yourself through dumb decisions. In one game, facing a slaver ship, I only had one crew member, but I decided to offer a crew member to the slaver just to see what would happen. Well...just what did I think would happen? The crewman went over to the slavers, and as my ship had no more crew, my game immediately ended. –  Kyralessa Jan 31 at 5:13

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