->''"I should have seen it coming, everything we've been through together has been building up to this, but it was already too late..."''

Written by Turbanator on FanfictionDotNet. Can be found [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3413734/1/The_Death_of_Haruhi_Suzumiya here]].

Starting from a simple three coughs from Haruhi in the clubroom, a series of events begin to occur which lead Kyon to the realisation that his [[BlatantLies great and benevolent club leader]] is dying.

And what would happen [[OhCrap if God dies]]?

Compliant in plot details up to and including Novel 8, thereby deviating as Kyon and the SOS Brigade find out just how bad things can get.

Spoiler tags are for anything introduced after Chapter 9, the halfway point, since things got worse.

The sequel, Life after the Death of Haruhi Suzumiya is sporadically updated, and can be found [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4327660/1/Life_After_the_Death_of_Haruhi_Suzumiya here]].
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!!Contains Examples Of:

* [[spoiler: AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence]]: Haruhi, and at one point [[spoiler:the dying Kyon]]. This leads to many events, so related tropes are below.
** [[spoiler:NoPoverty: A world where charities are hyper efficient, no wars, no suffering.]]
** [[spoiler:TheEvilsOfFreeWill: Haruhi removed the 'ability' to die by accident, to kill others, or to even commit suicide. Shamisen commented that he was 'both prey and predator', and later tells Kyon that what he feels is Kyon's own pain.]]
--> [[spoiler:'''Shamisen:''' "Oh, I can't kill myself, even if I wanted to. It is quite a quandary to be in, to hate the body that one possesses, despite being restored from the grave. It is almost like a torture technique, one that causes continuous agony, but at the same time cannot be stopped by any means when the source is unreachable. I acknowledge it, and yet I refuse to take my own life to stop myself from feeling it further."]]
** [[spoiler:TheOmniscient]]: Obviously.
** [[spoiler:TheOmnipotent]]: Again, this was a must.
** [[spoiler:Utopia]]: Haruhi believed that this was the truth.
* ALighterShadeOfGrey: The Nonchalant Lady is the only one of her group to not appear to be totally evil.
** Turns out to be a FriendlyEnemy with Kyon when speaking. A true PunchClockVillain and [[spoiler: GoodAllAlong]]. By the end, she [[spoiler: does a HeelFaceTurn, becomes friends with Koizumi to improve relations between both factions. They eventually marry and have kids]].
* [[spoiler: AnyoneCanDie]]: Implied in chapters 15 and 16 when [[spoiler:reality was destroyed]].
* ApocalypseHow: Starting off low key at Class 0, then moving all the way up to [[spoiler: [[ApocalypseHow/ClassZ Class Z-3]]]]. Since this is a large section, the following also apply:
** [[spoiler:TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt]]: Disease, looting, wars, nuclear attacks and finally [[spoiler: the Earth diving into the Sun]].
** [[spoiler:EndOfTheWorldSpecial]]: [[spoiler:Haruhi]] can create anything or anyone, change events memories and places in chapter 15.
** [[spoiler:InTheirOwnImage]]: [[spoiler:Haruhi]] gets this power, and uses it extensively.
* AppliedPhlebotinum: Anything when speaking about time travel, closed space, sliding and data manipulation.
* {{BFG}}: The Sneering Bastard has a gun which has several levels of lethality, the largest being the [[{{Blame}} Graviton Beam Emitter]], capable of firing impossible beams 70km long. He doesn't use that level thankfully.
** Mind you, he settles for the minimum level, and fires the AgonyBeam at Kyon.
--> '''Sneering Bastard:''' "Sadly, [[{{CantKillYouStillNeedYou}} I can't kill you...]] But, you did manage to punch me, something I bet you loved, so I'll just inflict... [[{{Understatement}} A little bit of payback from the future]]."
* BigBad: Each faction has their own counterpart in the enemy team, however Kyon personally believes the real leader is the Macrospatial Quantum Cosmic Existence.
* BigBadDuumvirate: The RIP Cartel, consisting of the esper Nonchalant Lady Tachibana Kyoko, the time travelling Sneering Bastard, the slider [[spoiler:Psychotic Tsuruya]] and the Macrospatial Quantum Cosmic Existence also known as [[spoiler:the resurrected Asakura Ryouko]].
* BloodFromTheMouth: From Haruhi, but only discovered when Nagato found a discarded tissue in the bin with some blood and mucus in it.
** Seeing as it stemmed from an IncurableCoughOfDeath, not surprising.
** Later, [[spoiler:Kyon gets this too as he dies]].
* CueTheRain: Haruhi walks outside, not caring how wet she got, several minutes after [[spoiler:Kyon kills himself]].
** Technically also EmpathicEnvironment, given who she is.
* [[DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu Did I Just Have Tea With Cthulhu]]: Kyon when meeting the RIP Cartel in their secret base.
* DimensionalTraveler: Tsuruya, introduced in the first chapter as a real Slider and fourth member of the club. Later we find out that [[spoiler:her evil twin]] is one too.
* DistantFinale: Final chapter is an epilogue. Also in the sequel, where Kyon [[spoiler:finally shuffles off the mortal coil]].
** [[spoiler:FastForwardToReunion: Happens once a year for the characters.]]
** [[spoiler:WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: As it sounds, Kyon gives a brief description of what happened in each person's life.]]
* [[spoiler: DueToTheDead]]: A mixture of Western and Eastern ceremonies, where almost all the characters in the series walk up to Haruhi to see her [[spoiler: and say goodbye to her open casket]]. Lots of things happened here, so related tropes are below.
** [[spoiler:AttendingYourOwnFuneral]]: Not by choice admittedly, [[spoiler:she was dead after all for one day before coming back to life]]…
** [[spoiler:BackFromTheDead]]: Haruhi.
** [[spoiler:MeaningfulFuneral]]: Played seriously until the above happens.
** [[spoiler:NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead]]: Somewhat averted by Kyon since it wasn't that bad really, rendering some people to tears.
** [[spoiler:NotNowWereTooBusyCryingOverYou]]: Averted, since everyone realised it immediately.
** [[spoiler:TheFunInFuneral]]: Haruhi brings it with aplomb, [[spoiler:when she comes back to life]].
--> '''Haruhi:''' "Oh... Hi everyone! Sorry for worrying you..."
* [[spoiler:DyingMomentOfAwesome]]: Kyon. Since there is a lot more to this than meets the eye, all related tropes are listed below.
** [[spoiler:DeathIsDramatic]]: Making a mess of the clubroom computer, and joking at Haruhi before [[spoiler:eating the pills and gulping down the alcohol, then by activating his own Godly powers to lock the door]].
** [[spoiler:DiesWideOpen]]: Haruhi does close them though.
** [[spoiler:FinalSpeech]]: The latter part of the speech is below:
--> '''[[spoiler:The dying Kyon]]:''' "You can stay here, without my presence, the pain inside everything will go. [[HappilyEverAfter You can live happily here forever]], perhaps even [[BackFromTheDead bringing me back as I was before any of this happened]], and forget our old world. Or, [[ResetButton you can restore the old world]], and [[DescendFromAHigherPlaneOfExistence give up your mantle of God]], but once you leave that plinth, you can't return to it. Sometimes, a place is better without a God to keep things in check..."
** [[spoiler:GodInHumanForm]]: Gains powers for only a few scant minutes [[spoiler:as his body is dying]].
** [[spoiler:HeroicSuicide]]: The only human able to do so under free will.
** [[spoiler:MyDeathIsJustTheBeginning]]: The other option was too unbearable to consider.
** [[spoiler:PeacefulInDeath]]: Of course, since it was by choice.
** [[spoiler:ThanatosGambit]]: The plan, as stated in the PatrickStewartSpeech and [[spoiler:FinalSpeech]].
* EvilTwin: [[spoiler:Psychotic Tsuruya]]
** Also sports the EvilEyebrows.
* {{Fanservice}}: Usually revolving around Asahina [[spoiler: and her future self]].
* FinalBattle: Chapter 13, though full details of what exactly happened are revealed later.
* FindTheCure: The SOS Brigade tries to do this for Haruhi. [[spoiler:They fail]].
* FirstPersonSmartass: As with the novel and anime, narrated by Kyon, save for a small section when [[spoiler:he was quite dead, by his own hands]].
* FromBadToWorse: Starts off light-heartedly enough then gradually disintegrates as everything the SOS Brigade know collapses around them.
* [[spoiler: GodIsDead]]: Haruhi, [[spoiler:and then later Kyon]].
* GroinAttack: Kyon uses this on the Sneering Bastard. [[spoiler:He misses spectacularly]].
* GutPunch: Chapter 13.
* HandWave: Haruhi [[spoiler:in God's Space]] using her powers, then later [[spoiler:the dying Kyon]] using it to lock just one door, describing it simply as a sixth sense
* HumansAreFlawed: What Haruhi believes, hence the reason why [[spoiler:she creates a world with no suffering]].
* HumansAreSpecial: In contrast to the above, Kyon believes the exact opposite, and states this to her.
* [[LeaveHimToMe Leave Her To Me]]: [[spoiler:Psychotic Tsuruya]] when talking about Tsuruya. Also the Sneering Bastard in relation to Asahina.
* LifeEmbellished: Averted completely. In the epilogue, we find out that Kyon's real name is [[spoiler:Tanigawa Nagaru, the author of the Haruhi Suzumiya series]] and after some time, he chooses to go to a parallel universe, [[spoiler:our own one in fact, in order to write about the stories with Haruhi up to and including the events in this very fanfic, though we don't know really how much happened after Chapter 18, since he ends the series with a goodbye.]]
** This would also make it an example of [[spoiler:AuthorAvatar]] and [[spoiler:SelfInsertFic]]
* NoseBleed: Kyon after seeing [[spoiler:Haruhi, Tsuruya and Asahina]] in gothic maid costumes.
--> '''Kyon:''' "Ahh..."
* PatrickStewartSpeech: Kyon trying to convince Haruhi [[spoiler:to recreate the exact same world as before]].
* [[spoiler: ResetButton]]: Haruhi does press it, [[spoiler:after Kyon kills himself]].
** Leading to a somewhat [[spoiler:ResetButtonEnding, though all physical life was restored]], the SOS Brigade [[LaserGuidedAmnesia only had their memories slightly amended]] to just before [[spoiler: all of existence was wiped]]. Kyon remembers everything though, as usual.
* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: Only the very beginning of the relationship between [[spoiler:Tsuruya and Asahina]] appears in chapter 17, but the epilogue certainly shows how it ended up.
* SayingTooMuch: The Sneering Bastard when saying they needed to destroy an item in the future to [[spoiler:completely stop time travel]]. Since he wasn't restricted to withholding Classified Information, he didn't realise his mistake since Kyon passed the information to [[spoiler:Koizumi, for them to leave a message for their descendants]]. Turns out that the item in particular was in two parts, both inside [[spoiler:the elder Asahina, as she was the chief of the Time Travellers. By passing the message on, Kyon was in fact warning her group and saving her life in the process]].
* ScarsAreForever: By the end, we find out that [[spoiler:Tsuruya and Asahina]] have them after their respective battles.
* ShameIfSomethingHappened: To Kyon's Sister no less.
--> '''[[spoiler:Asakura]]''': "I know... I could try out my techniques on that cute little girl with pig-tails, your sister I believe?"
--> My stomach lurched, my skim was clammy, and my heart beat slowed to one every two seconds. My eyes were wide in shock.
--> '''Kyon:''' "Y-You wouldn't -"
--> '''[[spoiler:Asakura]]''': "Wouldn't I?"
* TokenRomance: Kyon with [[spoiler:Nagato]]. Though there was no real development in the story on this, most expected it to be with [[spoiler:Haruhi]].
* [[TrouserSpace Skirt Space]]: Where [[spoiler:Psychotic]] Tsuruya keeps her control timer for sliding.
** Could be VisualInnuendo, but seeing as it was true anyway given her pleasurable moans… [[{{Squick}} Eww…]]
** Later she points it at the feet of [[spoiler:her sister]], sending her into the portal beneath her, so a possible [[PhallicWeapon Gun In Her… Special Place]].
* SadisticChoice: Delivered by the Sneering Bastard to Kyon.
--> '''Sneering Bastard:''' "Remember, everything is up to you from now on. Will you let the world die, or will you save it?"
** Given that the simple sentence meant that Kyon would have to [[spoiler:cure Haruhi, or kill Haruhi]] respectively. So it becomes more of a WithUsOrAgainstUs option. [[spoiler:Of course, Kyon rejects them.]]
* SmugSnake: Naturally, the Sneering Bastard, though even more apparent in Chapter 11 when [[spoiler:Asahina was forced to return to the future against her will]].
* SpeechImpediment: Runs in the Tsuruya family apparently, [[spoiler:namely her twin and great ancestor]].
* SurvivorGuilt: Kyon, [[spoiler:in God's Space]].
* TalkingAnimal: Shamisen in later chapters.
* [[ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself This Is Something She's Got To Do Herself]]: Nagato vs [[spoiler:Asakura]].
* TimeStandsStill: One of the four locking mechanisms used to allow Kyon to enter [[spoiler:the secret base of the RIP Cartel]].
* TookALevelInBadass: Kyon, in the single punch he delivered to the Sneering Bastard. [[spoiler:That was as far as he got though.]]
* UnwantedRevival: [[spoiler:Asakura Ryouko]] at the end of the story.
* YearInsideHourOutside: Used against Kyon by the Sneering Bastard for their small scuffle. They both moved normally but any observers were extremely slow in reacting.
* YouCannotKillAnIdea: Kyon words to affect Haruhi to this extent.

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