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A BatFamilyCrossover between ''ComicBook/AnimalMan'', ''ComicBook/SwampThing'', and ''ComicBook/FrankensteinAgentOfSHADE'' that took place in the ComicBook/New52 between October 2012 and May 2013. It features the efforts of the Green and the Red to stop the Rot, from killing all life on Earth.

!!''Rotworld'' provides examples of:

* BatFamilyCrossover: For the most part, this just involves those directly connected to the Red, the Green, or the Rot, with some tie-ins from ''Frankenstein: Agent of S.H.A.D.E.''.
* BigBadDuumvirate: Anton Arcane and the Parliament of Decay. [[spoiler:Becomes a BigBadEnsemble toward the end.]]
* BodyHorror: Anything involving the Rot. The Green and the Red aren't exempt either.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: A great many "rotten" characters, heroes who are controlled by the Rot.
* DarkIsNotEvil: [[spoiler:In the end, it turns out the Rot isn't evil, just an essential aspect of life. The Parliament of Decay actually doesn't like ''any'' of Anton's antics, and even send Alec and Buddy back in time to save the world and stop Anton. Abigail ends up becoming the new Avatar of Decay (a good one this time), but remains loving of the avatar of the Green.]]
* EnemyMine: Multiple villains join forces with the heroes to try to stop the Rot. [[spoiler:The Rot's Parliament of Decay joins forces with Swamp Thing to stop Anton Arcane at the end, though they were never evil to begin with.]]
* EternalRecurrence: It's implied that there has been a cycle of one of the three forces attempting to overtake the world with the other two acting to stop it. This time its the Rot versus the Green and the Red.
* GreenThumb: Aside from ComicBook/SwampThing, [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Poison Ivy]] and [[ComicBook/SwampThing the Floronic Man]] also show up to support the heroes.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Abogail lets herself be killed to become the new Avatar of Decay so that her uncle will be killed completely.]]
* MakeThemRot: What [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the Rot]] does.
* NotSoDifferent: We get hints that The Red and The Green both want to conquer the world, just like The Rot does. Since the biosphere as it now exists couldn't survive such an imbalance, the only real difference between the three is that The Rot will destroy the world fastest.
* OmnicidalManiac: [[spoiler:Subverted. The Rot doesn't want to destroy all life, but to conquer it. After all, there can't be decay without life.]]
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: Deadman is a member of the cast.
* PoweredArmor: {{ComicBook/Steel}}'s Metal-Zero Armor.
* PurpleIsPowerful: ComicBook/BlackOrchid, who is connected to both the Red and the Green.
* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: [[spoiler:Anton Arcane is killed by the Parliament of Decay for betraying them once they get a new avatar in the form of his niece.]]
* StarCrossedLovers: [[spoiler:Swamp Thing and Abigail Arcane as of the end of the crossover, due to her influence rotting the Green, meaning that they cannot be near each other lest their opposing influences cause harm to one another.]]
* SuperTeam: The ComicBook/JusticeLeagueDark makes an appearance, as do the "Ravagers" and the ComicBook/TeenTitans.
* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler:Anton Arcane tries this with Swamp Thing in the finale. Ultimately, he does kill Alec Holland, but his spirit remains as the Swamp Thing regardless.]]
* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler:Abigail Arcane and Alec Holland, courtesy of the Avatar of Decay version of Abigail's efforts.]]
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Due to his connection to the Red, [[ComicBook/TeenTitans Beast Boy]] shows up.
* WhatTheHellHero: [[ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}} John Constantine]] blames [[ComicBook/AnimalMan Buddy Baker]] for what happened with the Rot, since he didn't work as the Red's Animal Man when it was necessary in order to keep the weak Avatar of the Red safe until necessary.
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