Follow TV Tropes

Following

History Main / AfterTheEnd

Go To



-->-- ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' intro monologue

to:

-->-- ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' ''VideoGame/Fallout3'' intro monologue



Related, if not quite the same, [[DarkAgeEurope is the period immediately after the fall of Rome]]; most {{Film}} and TV set in this time tend to depict it as a time of post-apocalyptic anarchist savagery populated by interwarring warlords. Thus, After the End stories will reference historical parallels about humanity's decay into MedievalMorons [[TheDungAges wallowing in filth and superstition]], fighting for survival, and [[BurnTheWitch exterminating any "mutants" with fire]]. In fact, while there was a significant increase in banditry and piracy, most areas were peaceful most of the time. Fantasy series (especially {{JRPG}}s) are chock full of ancient, highly advanced civilizations that met their end and pitted humanity into a long Dark Age in a similar manner.

to:

Related, if not quite the same, [[DarkAgeEurope is the period immediately after the fall of Rome]]; most {{Film}} and TV set in this time tend to depict it as a time of post-apocalyptic anarchist savagery populated by interwarring warlords.warlords; medieval Europeans also tended to perceive themselves as a diminished people living among the ruins of a greater, fallen world. Thus, After the End stories will reference historical parallels about humanity's decay into MedievalMorons [[TheDungAges wallowing in filth and superstition]], fighting for survival, and [[BurnTheWitch exterminating any "mutants" with fire]]. In fact, while there was a significant increase in banditry and piracy, most areas were peaceful most of the time. Fantasy series (especially {{JRPG}}s) are chock full of ancient, highly advanced civilizations that met their end and pitted humanity into a long Dark Age in a similar manner.



Compare JustBeforeTheEnd, EndOfAnAge, AndManGrewProud. Not to be confused with TheStinger, an after the end credits scene. See also SoiledCityOnAHill and DepopulationBomb.

to:

Compare JustBeforeTheEnd, EndOfAnAge, AndManGrewProud. Not to be confused with TheStinger, an after the end credits scene. See also SoiledCityOnAHill and DepopulationBomb. \n The people who lived before the end will often come to be seen as {{Precursors}} of some stripe or another.

Added DiffLines:


[[folder:Magazine]]
* ''{{Magazine/Analog}}'': The [[Recap/Analog1941 March 1941 cover]] has the ''Art/StatueOfLiberty'' overgrown and being visited by two people on a raft wearing skimpy leather clothing, indicating that some disaster has happened many years ago.
[[/folder]]


* AfterTheEnd/FanFic

to:

* AfterTheEnd/FanFicAfterTheEnd/FanWorks


If you're really lucky, you may get a CosyCatastrophe, in which case it's best to be friendly and humane, but also adaptable and brave. Of course, that's not a bad personality in RealLife. If you're really unlucky, the only ones left to mourn at HumanitysWake will be robots, mutants and aliens. Or dogs -- you just better hope you [[PostApocalypticDog brought yours along for the ride]], and it stays faithful...

to:

If you're really lucky, you may get a CosyCatastrophe, in which case it's best to be friendly and humane, but also adaptable and brave. Of course, that's not a bad personality in RealLife. If you're really unlucky, the only ones left to mourn at HumanitysWake will be robots, mutants {{mutants}} and aliens. Or dogs -- you just better hope you [[PostApocalypticDog brought yours along for the ride]], and it stays faithful...


* AfterTheEnd/ComicStrips



* AfterTheEnd/NewspaperComics


->"''It was not, as some had predicted, the end of the world. Instead, the apocalypse was simply the prologue to another bloody chapter in human history.''"

to:

->"''It ->"''...it was not, as some had predicted, the end of the world. Instead, the apocalypse was simply the prologue to another bloody chapter in human history.''"


The result is generally that you have the remnants of humanity fighting to survive in a hellish and devastated CrapsackWorld full of SceneryGorn, [[GhostCity Ghost Cities]] and a lot of nastiness in every corner of whatever remained of past civilization. This environment is perhaps also a ScavengerWorld which may have pieces of SchizoTech and LostTechnology (or even WeirdScience) here and there, but also where people inevitably degrade down to DisasterScavengers and {{Crazy Survivalist}}s, for whom staying alive may well mean being ReducedToRatburgers or [[ImAHumanitarian worse]]. If enough time has passed, those born after the end may hear stories of TheBeforetimes from those few who survived the catastrophe, trying to impress upon the children what [[GloryDays humanity was]] and still is capable of. Expect a FishOutOfTemporalWater who SleptThroughTheApocalypse to wake up to see their world changed. At any point in the setting an ApocalypticLog may be found to explain exactly why the world was devastated in the first place, and/or an ArchaeologicalArmsRace might break out to reclaim the old world's technology.

to:

The result is generally that you have the remnants of humanity fighting to survive in a hellish and devastated CrapsackWorld full of SceneryGorn, [[GhostCity Ghost Cities]] and a lot of nastiness in every corner of whatever remained of past civilization. This environment is perhaps also a ScavengerWorld which may have pieces of SchizoTech and LostTechnology (or even WeirdScience) here and there, but also where people inevitably degrade down to DisasterScavengers and {{Crazy Survivalist}}s, for whom staying alive may well mean being ReducedToRatburgers or [[ImAHumanitarian worse]].worse]], especially if they're TooDesperateToBePicky. If enough time has passed, those born after the end may hear stories of TheBeforetimes from those few who survived the catastrophe, trying to impress upon the children what [[GloryDays humanity was]] and still is capable of. Expect a FishOutOfTemporalWater who SleptThroughTheApocalypse to wake up to see their world changed. At any point in the setting an ApocalypticLog may be found to explain exactly why the world was devastated in the first place, and/or an ArchaeologicalArmsRace might break out to reclaim the old world's technology.

Added DiffLines:

* AfterTheEnd/{{Podcasts}}


The result is generally that you have the remnants of humanity fighting to survive in a hellish and devastated CrapsackWorld full of SceneryGorn, [[GhostCity Ghost Cities]] and a lot of nastiness in every corner of whatever remained of past civilization. This environment is perhaps also a ScavengerWorld which may have pieces of SchizoTech and LostTechnology (or even WeirdScience)here and there, but also where people inevitably degrade down to DisasterScavengers and {{Crazy Survivalist}}s, for whom staying alive may well mean being ReducedToRatburgers or [[ImAHumanitarian worse]]. If enough time has passed, those born after the end may hear stories of TheBeforetimes from those few who survived the catastrophe, trying to impress upon the children what [[GloryDays humanity was]] and still is capable of. Expect a FishOutOfTemporalWater who SleptThroughTheApocalypse to wake up to see their world changed. At any point in the setting an ApocalypticLog may be found to explain exactly why the world was devastated in the first place, and/or an ArchaeologicalArmsRace might break out to reclaim the old world's technology.

to:

The result is generally that you have the remnants of humanity fighting to survive in a hellish and devastated CrapsackWorld full of SceneryGorn, [[GhostCity Ghost Cities]] and a lot of nastiness in every corner of whatever remained of past civilization. This environment is perhaps also a ScavengerWorld which may have pieces of SchizoTech and LostTechnology (or even WeirdScience)here WeirdScience) here and there, but also where people inevitably degrade down to DisasterScavengers and {{Crazy Survivalist}}s, for whom staying alive may well mean being ReducedToRatburgers or [[ImAHumanitarian worse]]. If enough time has passed, those born after the end may hear stories of TheBeforetimes from those few who survived the catastrophe, trying to impress upon the children what [[GloryDays humanity was]] and still is capable of. Expect a FishOutOfTemporalWater who SleptThroughTheApocalypse to wake up to see their world changed. At any point in the setting an ApocalypticLog may be found to explain exactly why the world was devastated in the first place, and/or an ArchaeologicalArmsRace might break out to reclaim the old world's technology.


Compare JustBeforeTheEnd, EndOfAnAge, AndManGrewProud. Not to be confused with TheStinger, an after the end credits scene.

to:

Compare JustBeforeTheEnd, EndOfAnAge, AndManGrewProud. Not to be confused with TheStinger, an after the end credits scene.
scene. See also SoiledCityOnAHill and DepopulationBomb.


->''We begin in the year 2293, and the apocalypse has come and gone. [[Film/MadMax The Australians are wasting fossil fuels,]] [[Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar the Japanese are punching people a lot,]] [[VideoGame/{{Fallout}} the Americans are taking potshots at mutants with portable nukes,]] and the British are doing... this.''
-->-- '''[[WebVideo/BrowsHeldHigh Kyle "Oancitizen" Kallgren]]''' on ''Film/{{Zardoz}}''

%%%%
%%The norm is one quote per page. Go to Quotes/AfterTheEnd if you want to add any more.
%%%%

to:

->''We begin in ->"''It was not, as some had predicted, the year 2293, and end of the world. Instead, the apocalypse has come and gone. [[Film/MadMax The Australians are wasting fossil fuels,]] [[Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar was simply the Japanese are punching people a lot,]] [[VideoGame/{{Fallout}} the Americans are taking potshots at mutants with portable nukes,]] and the British are doing... this.''
prologue to another bloody chapter in human history.''"
-->-- '''[[WebVideo/BrowsHeldHigh Kyle "Oancitizen" Kallgren]]''' on ''Film/{{Zardoz}}''

%%%%
%%The norm is one quote
''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' intro monologue

%% Quote changed
per page. Go to Quotes/AfterTheEnd if you want to add any more.
%%%%
this (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=1327331003042025100&page=184#4598) thread. Please post there before adding or changing the quote.


->''We begin in the year 2293, and the apocalypse has come and gone. [[MadMax The Australians are wasting fossil fuels,]] [[FistOfTheNorthStar the Japanese are punching people a lot,]] [[{{Fallout}} the Americans are taking potshots at mutants with portable nukes,]] and the British are doing... this.''

to:

->''We begin in the year 2293, and the apocalypse has come and gone. [[MadMax [[Film/MadMax The Australians are wasting fossil fuels,]] [[FistOfTheNorthStar [[Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar the Japanese are punching people a lot,]] [[{{Fallout}} [[VideoGame/{{Fallout}} the Americans are taking potshots at mutants with portable nukes,]] and the British are doing... this.''



In any post-apocalyptic story created after the release of ''Film/MadMax'', it is almost assured that the obvious and natural way for the world to look after a civilisation-destroying cataclysm is "the Australian Outback". ''[[ApocalypseAnarchy There is no need to explain this. Global catastrophe turns the world into]] [[TheApunkalypse a gangster-infested anarchist]] WretchedHive [[DeathWorld Australia]]. It just follows logically''. However, in any AfterTheEnd story created around the 1950s, expect to see plenty of [[NuclearNasty Nuclear Nasties]] due to RuleOfCool.

Related, if not quite the same, [[DarkAgeEurope is the period immediately after the fall of Rome]]; most {{Film}} and TV set in this time tend to depict it as a time of post-apocalyptic anarchist savagery populated by interwarring warlords. Thus, AfterTheEnd stories will reference historical parallels about humanity's decay into MedievalMorons [[TheDungAges wallowing in filth and superstition]], fighting for survival, and [[BurnTheWitch exterminating any "mutants" with fire]]. In fact, while there was a significant increase in banditry and piracy, most areas were peaceful most of the time. Fantasy series (especially {{JRPG}}s) are chock full of ancient, highly advanced civilizations that met their end and pitted humanity into a long Dark Age in a similar manner.

to:

In any post-apocalyptic story created after the release of ''Film/MadMax'', it is almost assured that the obvious and natural way for the world to look after a civilisation-destroying cataclysm is "the Australian Outback". ''[[ApocalypseAnarchy There is no need to explain this. Global catastrophe turns the world into]] [[TheApunkalypse a gangster-infested anarchist]] WretchedHive [[DeathWorld Australia]]. Australia.]] It just follows logically''. logically.'' However, in any AfterTheEnd After the End story created around the 1950s, expect to see plenty of [[NuclearNasty Nuclear Nasties]] {{Nuclear Nast|y}}ies due to RuleOfCool.

Related, if not quite the same, [[DarkAgeEurope is the period immediately after the fall of Rome]]; most {{Film}} and TV set in this time tend to depict it as a time of post-apocalyptic anarchist savagery populated by interwarring warlords. Thus, AfterTheEnd After the End stories will reference historical parallels about humanity's decay into MedievalMorons [[TheDungAges wallowing in filth and superstition]], fighting for survival, and [[BurnTheWitch exterminating any "mutants" with fire]]. In fact, while there was a significant increase in banditry and piracy, most areas were peaceful most of the time. Fantasy series (especially {{JRPG}}s) are chock full of ancient, highly advanced civilizations that met their end and pitted humanity into a long Dark Age in a similar manner.


->''We begin in the year 2293, and the apocalypse has come and gone. The Australians are wasting fossil fuels, the Japanese are punching people a lot, the Americans are taking potshots at mutants with portable nukes, and the British are doing... this.''

to:

->''We begin in the year 2293, and the apocalypse has come and gone. [[MadMax The Australians are wasting fossil fuels, fuels,]] [[FistOfTheNorthStar the Japanese are punching people a lot, lot,]] [[{{Fallout}} the Americans are taking potshots at mutants with portable nukes, nukes,]] and the British are doing... this.''


->''We begin in the year 2293, and the apocalypse has come and gone. [[Film/MadMax The Australians are wasting fossil fuels,]] [[Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar the Japanese are punching people a lot,]] [[VideoGame/{{Fallout3}} the Americans are taking potshots at mutants with portable nukes,]] and the British are doing... this.''

to:

->''We begin in the year 2293, and the apocalypse has come and gone. [[Film/MadMax The Australians are wasting fossil fuels,]] [[Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar fuels, the Japanese are punching people a lot,]] [[VideoGame/{{Fallout3}} lot, the Americans are taking potshots at mutants with portable nukes,]] nukes, and the British are doing... this.''

Showing 15 edit(s) of 38

Top

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:

/

Media sources:

/

Report