It's the End of Civilization as we know it. A mutagenic plague followed by a global war fought with disintegration weaponry has left much of the Earth a desert of fine powder and what remains of humanity fragmented into humans, animal-like mutants, and bloodthirsty monstrosities with [[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily lots of teeth]]. The surface, still teeming with the mutagenic virus, has become the domain of the dreaded Topsiders -- well-organized, technologically advanced, and heavily armed un-mutated humans sworn to exterminate mutations of any kind in order to clear the way for the eventual resurgence of a new, genetically clean humanity. Faced with annihilation, mutants and "impure" humans have retreated into the depths of the planet to [[UndergroundCity form communities]] and hope to win, or at least survive, what may prove to be mankind's final war. Endtown is the continuing story of one of those communities. (Author's description of Endtown, found on the [=GoComics=] site.)

In short, Endtown is an apocalyptic {{Webcomic}} by Aaron Neathery that enjoys contrasting its {{Funny Animal}}s and many silly jokes with the fact that it's TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. [[MoodWhiplash Alternates]] between being a funny comic, a serious comic, and a really friggin' scary comic.

The strip was originally hosted on '''[[http://www.moderntales.com/comics/endtown.php Modern Tales]]'''. When it moved to its new home at '''[[http://www.gocomics.com/endtown GoComics]]''', Neathery pretty much wrapped up the then-current arc and switched the focus of the action to a new set of characters; this was not a ReBoot, and most of the original characters have gradually reappeared. The old Modern Tales strips have recently been added to the [=GoComics=] archives.

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!!Tropes Featured:
* AlliterativeName: Albert Anderson, Gustine Greene, Wally Wallechinsky, Allie Alvarez, Holly Hollister, Jacob J. Jackrabbit, Mike Mole, Louie Lynx...
* ApocalypseHow: Probably class 2, depending on where you look.
* BarefootCartoonAnimals: Gustine and Wally in the main cast.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Linda sees the mutants' taboo against using mutant eggs and milk as food products as this, since it would alleviate, if not solve, Endtown's food shortage. But it's not much different than the RealLife taboo against the general consumption of human breast milk.
* BodyHorror: What happens to people who get hit with the virus and can't resist it; the "''lucky''" ones turn into bipedal animals.
* CatsAreMean: Flask's character design probably had this in mind. There's also the lynx catnip addict who kicked Holly, the two thieves at the hotel... seems the only feline who outright averts this is Wally.
* ContrivedClumsiness: Two waitresses have various "accidents" for their new co-worker, [[spoiler:Linda]], until she goes berserk.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Flask, even before her mutation.
* DespairEventHorizon: Flask feels she has nothing to lose once [[spoiler:everyone rejects her command]].
* DeusExMachina: Aaron Marx, an almost literal ''deus''.
* DisintegratorRay: The primary form of weaponry.
* DoesNotLikeGuns: Wally.
* DrJerk: In a place like Endtown, can you really blame Dr. Chase?
* DrowningMySorrows: A common practice. Perhaps most notable with Allie.
* DrugsAreBad: Arguably takes the form of a SpaceWhaleAesop. Those who mutate in a badly drugged state rather than fully conscious or unconscious become peculiar hybrids with no obvious classification, which makes them an easy target for FantasticRacism even within Endtown. Of course, it's still better than mutating while fully awake.
* EatTheBomb: Technically, [[spoiler:Aaron Marx eats the explosion itself, or at least inhales it]].
* EmpathyDollShot: Interesting variation. Holly finds an old teddy bear in the wastes and decides to bring it back to Endtown for one of the kids there. [[spoiler:When a monster mutant suddenly attacks, she realizes the monster was a little girl and that that bear is still very much in use]].
* EvilAllAlong: [[spoiler:Strictly speaking, Jacob Jackrabbit never struck us as much of a hero, but he turned out worse than we thought]].
* EvilVsEvil: Jacob Jackrabbit versus Octavius Allgood. You might call it GrayAndGreyMorality, but it's hard to tolerate either's full position.
* ExtraEyes: Mutating while conscious almost invariably results in these.
* EyesAlwaysShut: Dr. Chase.
* FantasticRacism: Apart from Topsiders' treatment of mutants, there's a growing movement in Endtown for the mutants to fully embrace their animal natures, complete with {{meaningful rename}}s to a SpeciesSurname. Immune humans or mutants who don't conform to any particular species have no real place in their version of society. Mutants who want to keep their old name? Uncle Toms.
** There's a parallel movement for mutants to preserve their humanity as much as possible, such as keeping human names and legally outlawing things like the consumption of mutant-produced eggs or milk.
* FlorenceNightingaleEffect: Holly to Wally.
* FragileSpeedster: Holly relies almost exclusively on her swift feet to save her. [[http://www.gocomics.com/endtown/2012/12/05 And can be amazing at it.]]
* FullyDressedCartoonAnimal: Several incidental characters, plus Captain Blackie Flask and Holly Hollister.
* FunnyAnimal: Being exposed to the mutagenic virus mutates you into either this or [[BodyHorror something much worse]].
* GasMaskMooks: All the Topsiders are this. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in comic with the virus.
* GeneralRipper: Flask.
* GRatedDrug: Catnip. Not that we never see anyone drunk on alcohol.
* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: Professor Mallard in the main cast.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Linda, apparently]].
* HereThereBeDragons: Endtown's [[http://www.gocomics.com/endtown/2009/04/23 maps]] of the surface. "Well, at least they know about the dragons."
* ImAHumanitarian: It's implied that Topsiders often resort to this in desperation.
* TheImmune: The few humans left in Endtown. The Topsiders have a particular hatred for them as they carry the virus but don't look obviously nonhuman.
* InterruptedSuicide: [[spoiler:Flask was stopped by Allie and Leo]].
** [[spoiler:Holly was stopped by Wally]].
* InterspeciesRomance: Not uncommon in Endtown. Of course, "species" doesn't have the same meaning for mutated humans.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: When Aaron Marx [[spoiler:grants Flask her second chance, he also loses her forever -- [[{{Irony}} ironically]] to another reality's Aaron Marx, who loves her equally. When the Oracle asks if he is envious, he says yes, but that not everyone is granted a HappyEnding.]]
* KangarooCourt: Set up for Al and Gustine. The trial is kept secret so as not to panic Endtown with accusations of treason.
** Another for Holly, Linda, and "Maw" Maude for the purpose of making the use of mutant byproducts explicitly illegal rather than just taboo.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Part of the Topsider process for making brain-controlled machinery.
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: Flask, once she realizes [[spoiler:who Petey used to be]].
* MeaningfulEcho: Wally's at first weirded out by Oscar the Crab mutant and is relieved when the offer to shake hands is a joke. After Oscar ends up saving his life (and he's come to grips with some things), Wally asks to shake hands for real.
* MeaningfulName: In Endtown, by ContrivedCoincidence, even the names that don't [[AlliterativeName roll easily off the tongue]] often indicate what animal the character's mutation resembles: Allie Alvarez the alligator, P. Foxworthy the fox, and [[spoiler:Linda Kowalski the koala]].
** There's also a practice among the Endtown mutants (such as Jacob J. Jackrabbit) of changing one's surname to [[SpeciesSurname the name of one's new animal form]].
* MercyKilling: [[spoiler:Flask shoots a child-turned-monster for this reason]]. Also, some Topsiders seem to see their massacre of mutants this way.
* MoodWhiplash: The entire comic is this, because it balances funny animals with how humans would actually react.
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: Another typical result of mutating while conscious.
* OddCouple: Even putting aside the InterspeciesRomance, [[spoiler:Aaron Marx and Flask]].
* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: Doctor Mallard.
* PerpetualFrowner: Dr. Chase.
* PetTheDog: Considering her usual attitude about killing people in cold blood, [[spoiler:putting the little girl EldritchAbomination out of its misery]] is possibly one of the kindest and most reasonable things Captain Flask has done in the story. Yet it's regarded by many as ShootTheDog, if not KickTheDog.
* ProudMerchantRace: The Lucranians, apparently. According to Aaron Marx, there are only three things you need to know about them: "greedy beyond comprehension, cheat as readily as they breathe, and absolutely love bargains."
* PunctuatedPounding: [[http://www.gocomics.com/endtown/2012/06/18 "Weak! Useless! Coward!"]]
* PuppyDogEyes: Care of Holly, a mouse.
* RuleOfScary: Why else would those monsters -- and the Dittos -- look like they do?
* SchizoTech: Justified, as Endtown has to make do with whatever works. Candlestick phones make sense in a land of many species; there's no telling how far apart their mouths and ears will be.
* SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou: [[http://www.gocomics.com/endtown/2012/07/02 Flask is.]]
* SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay: [[spoiler:Flask identifies Petey when he calls her "Blackie."]]
* SpeciesSurname: Adopted by some of the residents of Endtown after their mutation.
* TapOnTheHead: Averted. [[spoiler:One swipe didn't just knock Wally out; he was still on death's doorstep in the hospital.]]
* TruthSerums: Albert and Gustine are injected with them during their interrogation. They give the exact same story as before, and Flask ''still'' doesn't believe them.
* UndergroundCity: The titular Endtown.
* WetwareCPU: Topsider computers, made from those mutants whom they capture instead of disintegrate. Such as "Petey."
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler: Flask]].
* YouMonster: What Holly calls Flask after [[spoiler: she gives a child-turned-vine-creature a MercyKilling]]. Could also qualify as WhatTheHellHero Interestingly, Flask turns it right back on her, thanks to ValuesDissonance.
* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: Wally and Petey manage to foil Flask's plan to [[spoiler:explode the rocket they thought they were just sabotaging, killing an entire Topsider city]], only to find out that [[spoiler: not only was the rocket they were after a decoy; it was specifically set up as a trap for Flask]].
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