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8th Aug '17 11:43:46 AM StFan
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->''"We can live beside the ocean''
->''Linger far behind''
->''Swim out past the breaker''
->''[[TropeNamer Watch the world die]]."''

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->''"We can live beside the ocean''
->''Linger
ocean\\
Linger
far behind''
->''Swim
behind\\
Swim
out past the breaker''
->''[[TropeNamer
breaker\\
[[TropeNamer
Watch the world die]]."''



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!!Examples
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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Manga/{{X1999}}'' has a lot of this among the dragons of earth.

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* ''Manga/{{X1999}}'' ''Manga/{{X 1999}}'' has a lot of this among the dragons of earth.



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* In the 1953 version of ''Film/{{The War Of The Worlds|1953}}'', when it's clear nothing can stop the martians from destroying the cities, a lot of people can be seen camping out in the hills just outside UsefulNotes/LosAngeles.
* ''Film/MiracleMile''.

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* In the 1953 version of ''Film/{{The War Of The of the Worlds|1953}}'', when it's clear nothing can stop the martians from destroying the cities, a lot of people can be seen camping out in the hills just outside UsefulNotes/LosAngeles.
* %%* ''Film/MiracleMile''.



--> '''Narrator''': You met me at a very strange time in my life.
* Happens at the end of ''Film/OnTheBeach''.
* ''Film/CountdownToLookingGlass'': The reporters, who know all too well how this will end.
* ''Film/TheDayAfter''
* Charlie from ''[[Film/TwoThousandTwelve 2012]]'' not only Watches The World End at the site of Yellowstone's supereruption, but he ''narrates'' it on live radio so his listeners can share the experience.

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--> '''Narrator''': -->'''Narrator:''' You met me at a very strange time in my life.
* %%* Happens at the end of ''Film/OnTheBeach''.
* %%* ''Film/CountdownToLookingGlass'': The reporters, who know all too well how this will end.
* %%* ''Film/TheDayAfter''
* Charlie from ''[[Film/TwoThousandTwelve 2012]]'' ''Film/TwoThousandTwelve'' not only Watches The World End at the site of Yellowstone's supereruption, but he ''narrates'' it on live radio so his listeners can share the experience.



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* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' New Series episode "The End of the World", the second episode with the Ninth Doctor, features the natural end of the world, and the Doctor, Rose, and the Face of Boe (among others) are here to watch.
** In the Series/DoctorWho ExpandedUniverse short story "Mondas Passing" the two companions present during "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E2TheTenthPlanet The Tenth Planet]]" reunite in their own version of 1986 to passively watch the adventure from an outsider's POV.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
**
The ''Series/DoctorWho'' New Series episode "The End of the World", the second episode with the Ninth Doctor, features the natural end of the world, and the Doctor, Rose, and the Face of Boe (among others) are here to watch.
** In the Series/DoctorWho ExpandedUniverse short story "Mondas Passing" the two companions present during "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E2TheTenthPlanet The Tenth Planet]]" reunite in their own version of 1986 to passively watch the adventure from an outsider's POV.



--> "I've lived a long life. And I've seen a few things. I walked away from the last great Time War. I marked the passing of the Time Lords. I saw the birth of the universe and watched as time ran out, moment by moment, until nothing remained. No time, no space. Just me! I walked in universes where the laws of physics were devised by the mind of a madman! And I watched universes freeze and creation burn! I have seen things you wouldn't believe! I have lost things you will never understand! And I know things, secrets that must never be told, knowledge that must never be spoken! Knowledge that will make parasite gods blaze! So come on then! Take it! Take it all, baby! Have it! You have it all!"
* This is more or less the plot of ''Series/TheWalkingDead''.

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--> "I've --->'''The Doctor:''' I've lived a long life. And I've seen a few things. I walked away from the last great Time War. I marked the passing of the Time Lords. I saw the birth of the universe and watched as time ran out, moment by moment, until nothing remained. No time, no space. Just me! I walked in universes where the laws of physics were devised by the mind of a madman! And I watched universes freeze and creation burn! I have seen things you wouldn't believe! I have lost things you will never understand! And I know things, secrets that must never be told, knowledge that must never be spoken! Knowledge that will make parasite gods blaze! So come on then! Take it! Take it all, baby! Have it! You have it all!"
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all!
%%*
This is more or less the plot of ''Series/TheWalkingDead''.



[[folder:{{Music}}]]
* The TropeNamer is "Santa Monica" by Music/{{Everclear}}, though one look at the lyrics will reveal it's not a song about the apocalypse - it just made a good trope name.

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[[folder:Music]]
* The TropeNamer is "Santa Monica" by Music/{{Everclear}}, though one look at the lyrics will reveal it's not a song about the apocalypse - -- it just made a good trope name.



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[[folder:WebAnimation]]
* ''WebAnimation/RedVsBlue'': Epsilon (a.k.a. Church) believes that the memory unit he's trapped in is dying, resulting in constant earthquakes that make it seem like the planet is falling apart. When the rest of the Blue Team leaves on one last adventure, he elects to stay behind with Tex to watch this simulated world's (and their own) last moments. [[spoiler:At least, that was the idea. Turns out the quakes were ACTUALLY caused by the real Reds and Blues trying to get Epsilon out of the memory unit. Church, who had just [[MercyKill let go of his forced-to-exist memory of Tex to spare her an apocalypse]], was not amused.]]

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[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''WebAnimation/RedVsBlue'': ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'': Epsilon (a.k.a. Church) believes that the memory unit he's trapped in is dying, resulting in constant earthquakes that make it seem like the planet is falling apart. When the rest of the Blue Team leaves on one last adventure, he elects to stay behind with Tex to watch this simulated world's (and their own) last moments. [[spoiler:At least, that was the idea. Turns out the quakes were ACTUALLY caused by the real Reds and Blues trying to get Epsilon out of the memory unit. Church, who had just [[MercyKill let go of his forced-to-exist memory of Tex to spare her an apocalypse]], was not amused.]]



[[folder:WesternAnimation]]
* On at least one occasion, the [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Simpson]] family gathered on the roof in lawn chairs watching the destruction of Springfield after yet another wacky series of adventures. Marge wouldn't let Bart go loot with the others.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode [[Recap/FuturamaS6E7TheLatePhillipJFry "The Late Philip J. Fry"]], Fry, Bender and Prof. Farnsworth watch the universe end in their time machine. [[spoiler:And then they watch it begin all over again.]]
** [[spoiler:And end again. And begin ''again''.]]

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[[folder:WesternAnimation]]
[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': On at least one occasion, the [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Simpson]] Simpson family gathered gathers on the roof in lawn chairs watching the destruction of Springfield after yet another wacky series of adventures. Marge wouldn't won't let Bart go loot with the others.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode [[Recap/FuturamaS6E7TheLatePhillipJFry "The "[[Recap/FuturamaS6E7TheLatePhillipJFry The Late Philip J. Fry"]], Fry]]", Fry, Bender and Prof. Farnsworth watch the universe end in their time machine. [[spoiler:And then they watch it begin all over again.]]
** [[spoiler:And
And end again. And begin ''again''.]]



* Some scientists predict that just right before the Sun is beginning to transform into a red giant, the last animals on Earth, expected to be spiders, centipedes, insects such as ants, beetles, and cockroaches, lizards, birds, and small mammals will all be driven back into the ocean as by then the continents will be once again too hot to support life.
** Those critters will be long extinct much before good ol' Sun activates its [[OneWingedAngel red giant form]]. Bacteria will be the ones that will watch (or rather its bacteria equivalent) the world die... assuming they have not gone extinct before, in the already searing hot late-days Earth, that is.

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* Some scientists predict that just right before the Sun is beginning to transform into a red giant, the last animals on Earth, expected to be spiders, centipedes, insects such as ants, beetles, and cockroaches, lizards, birds, and small mammals will all be driven back into the ocean as by then the continents will be once again too hot to support life.
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life. Those critters will be long extinct much before good ol' Sun activates its [[OneWingedAngel red giant form]]. Bacteria will be the ones that will watch (or rather its bacteria equivalent) the world die... assuming they have not gone extinct before, in the already searing hot late-days Earth, that is.
24th Jul '17 6:29:08 AM Gemser
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* In Music/MarilynManson's ''The Last Day on Earth'' the protagonist witnesses the last day of this planet:
--> "I'm so empty here without you, I know they want me dead. I know it's the last day on earth, we'll be together while the planet dies, I know it's the last day on earth, we'll never say goodbye."
3rd Jun '17 11:22:11 AM nombretomado
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* In BabylonFive: [[spoiler: a DistantEpilogue shows a human who has AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence recording and reviewing important records from humanity's history, before flying away in an organic spaceship before Earth's sun goes nova.]]

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* In BabylonFive: ''Series/BabylonFive'': [[spoiler: a DistantEpilogue shows a human who has AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence recording and reviewing important records from humanity's history, before flying away in an organic spaceship before Earth's sun goes nova.]]



* Uncertain if it is a common trope in other [=RPGs=], but WhiteWolf goes on to detail how their worlds end.

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* Uncertain if it is a common trope in other [=RPGs=], but WhiteWolf Creator/WhiteWolf goes on to detail how their worlds end.
15th Apr '17 2:51:54 PM Chabal2
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* ''DawnOfWar 2: Retribution'': One cutscene has Gabriel Angelos narrating as a Blood Ravens show up to perform Exterminatus on [[spoiler:Typhon Primaris]] by Inquisitorial order. The very next level has your characters (having been lured there by the BigBad) [[SarcasmMode enjoying the view]] from the surface, during the bombardment.
18th Jan '17 11:29:43 AM Xtifr
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* The short story ''The Nine Billion Names of God'' by Creator/ArthurCClarke. It ends with the main characters standing outside a monastery, watching as God turns off the universe and [[TheStarsAreGoingOut the stars go out one by one]]. Subverted in that there's not really a safe vantage point from which to watch the end of the universe.

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* The short story ''The "The Nine Billion Names of God'' God" by Creator/ArthurCClarke. It ends with the main characters standing outside a monastery, watching as God turns off the universe and [[TheStarsAreGoingOut the stars go out one by one]]. Subverted in that there's not really a safe vantage point from which to watch the end of the universe.
2nd Dec '16 8:26:12 AM sisima70
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** ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' version 3.5 has a book called Elder Evils that contains a number of world-destroying horrors useful to end a campaign
31st Oct '16 4:54:15 AM ChronoLegion
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* The titular character in ''[[Webcomic/JackDavidHopkins Jack]]'' did this after triggering the collapse of civilization and the extinction of the human species: http://www.pholph.com/strip.php?id=5&sid=3077


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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* The titular character in ''[[Webcomic/JackDavidHopkins Jack]]'' did this after triggering the collapse of civilization and the extinction of the human species: http://www.pholph.com/strip.php?id=5&sid=3077
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31st Oct '16 4:53:55 AM ChronoLegion
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[[folder:VideoGame]]
* In the ''Film/{{Interstellar}} Text Adventure'' online game, you eventually find out that the world you're on is going to be destroyed in a matter of years. You can either pull a Mann and send out a fake "all clear" signal or accept your fate and get into a pod, asking your robot to wake you up just before the end to enjoy the show. In the latter case, you are woken up and climb a mountain a few minutes before the planet a fiery wave gets to you.
30th Oct '16 6:55:06 PM Seanette
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* The ''RobertAHeinlein'' short story "Jackpot Year" is about a man who studies trends and realizes that the world is about to go to Hell in a hand basket. He and a young lady decide to live off the grid, as far away from civilization as possible, to avoid the madness and wait while everyone goes to pieces. [[spoiler: [[ShaggyDogStory His plan fails]], as the story ends with the sun dying.]]

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* The ''RobertAHeinlein'' Creator/RobertAHeinlein short story "Jackpot Year" "Year of the Jackpot" is about a man who studies trends and realizes that the world is about to go to Hell in a hand basket. He and a young lady decide to live off the grid, as far away from civilization as possible, to avoid the madness and wait while everyone goes to pieces. [[spoiler: [[ShaggyDogStory His plan fails]], as the story ends with the sun dying.]]
14th Oct '16 7:51:54 AM CheeseDogX
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* The ''RobertAHeinlein'' short story "Jackpot Year" is about a man who studies trends and realizes that the world is about to go to Hell in a hand basket. He and a young lady decide to live off the grid, as far away from civilization as possible, to avoid the madness and wait while everyone goes to pieces. [[spoiler: [[ShaggyDogStory His plan fails]], as the story ends with the sun dying.]]
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