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* AfterTheEnd
* AndManGrewProud
* AnimalIsTheNewMan
** CockroachesWillRuleTheEarth
* ApocalypseAnarchy
* TheApocalypseBringsOutTheBestInPeople
* ApocalypseCult

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* AfterTheEnd
AfterTheEnd: The main setting of the story is post-apocalyptic.
* AndManGrewProud
AndManGrewProud: Whatever caused the "apocalyptic" state of the world becomes a simple myth over time.
* AnimalIsTheNewMan
AnimalIsTheNewMan: Humanity falls, and animals rise up to take their place.
** CockroachesWillRuleTheEarth
CockroachesWillRuleTheEarth: Cockroaches--or an evolved form of them--take over the world after humanity falls.
* ApocalypseAnarchy
ApocalypseAnarchy: Once everyone knows that the world is about to end, society falls into chaos.
* TheApocalypseBringsOutTheBestInPeople
TheApocalypseBringsOutTheBestInPeople: The impending end of a society/people/world/etc leads one or more people to become kinder.
* ApocalypseCultApocalypseCult: A cult who strives to ''cause'' the apocalypse.



* ApocalypseHow
* ApocalypseNot
* ApocalypseWow
* ApocalypticGagOrder
* ApocalypticLog
* ApocalypticLogistics
* ApocalypticMontage
* TheApunkalypse
* ArchaeologicalArmsRace
* TheBeforetimes
* ButWhatAboutTheAstronauts
* CivilizationDestroyer
* CelebritySurvivor
* ConductingTheCarnage
* CosyCatastrophe
* DancinInTheRuins
* DepopulationBomb
* DesolationShot
* DestroyerDeity
* DisasterDemocracy
* DisasterScavengers
* DoomsdayClock
* DoomsdayDevice
** PointlessDoomsdayDevice
* DreamApocalypse
* EarthAllAlong
* EarthShatteringKaboom
* EarthThatWas
* EmergencyBroadcast
* EmergencyPresidentialAddress
* TheEndIsNigh (AKA Doomsayer)
* EndlessDaytime
* EndlessWinter
* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt
* EternalRecurrence
* TheFamine
* FuturePrimitive
* GiantWallOfWateryDoom
* HellOnEarth
* HomeworldEvacuation
* HostileTerraforming
* HumanitysWake
* TheImmune
* InferredHolocaust
* JustBeforeTheEnd
* LastFertileRegion
* TheLastManHeardAKnock
* LostCommonKnowledge
* LowAngleEmptyWorldShot
* MayanDoomsday
* MillenniumBug
* MistakenForApocalypse
* MustNotDieAVirgin
* NewEden
* TheNightThatNeverEnds
* NoBikesInTheApocalypse
* NoFEMAResponse
* NuclearNasty
* OmnicidalManiac
* ThePlague
** MysticalPlague
** SyntheticPlague
* PlanetEater
* PostApocalypticDog
* PostApocalypticGasmask
* PostApunkalypticArmor
* PostPeakOil
* PutThemAllOutOfMyMisery
* RagnarokProofing
* RealityBreakingParadox
* ReducedToRatburgers
* RegionalRedecoration
* RestartTheWorld
* RuinsOfTheModernAge
* ScavengedPunk (often but not always an apocalypse trope)
* ScavengerWorld
* ScrewTheRulesItsTheApocalypse
* SetTheWorldOnFire
* SignsOfTheEndTimes
* SleptThroughTheApocalypse
* SolarFlareDisaster
* SpreadingDisasterMapGraphic
* StarKilling
* TheStarsAreGoingOut
* SterilityPlague
* StoryboardingTheApocalypse
* SugarApocalypse
* TeenageWasteland
* UnspecifiedApocalypse
* UrbanRuins
* VillainWorld
* WastelandElder
* WatchTheWorldDie
* TheWorldIsAlwaysDoomed
* ZombieApocalypse

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* ApocalypseHow
ApocalypseHow: This trope is for categorizing the scope and severity of the "apocalypse" in question.
* ApocalypseNot
ApocalypseNot: After the supposed "end" of everything, society has somehow managed to sustain itself, either barely or impressively.
* ApocalypseWow
ApocalypseWow: The apocalypse is absolutely nightmarish, but ''man'' if it isn't cool!
* ApocalypticGagOrder
ApocalypticGagOrder: One or more world governments is aware that the apocalypse is coming, and they're trying to stop it--but no one else is allowed to know.
* ApocalypticLog
ApocalypticLog: During or leading up to "the End", a character records their thoughts.
* ApocalypticLogistics
ApocalypticLogistics: The total loss of imported goods and resources (oil, clean water, etc.) is only a minor inconvenience for everyone.
* ApocalypticMontage
ApocalypticMontage: Montage of several landmarks leading up to, during, or after the world-ending catastrophe.
* TheApunkalypse
TheApunkalypse: Once society falls, everyone becomes a vandalizing punk.
* ArchaeologicalArmsRace
ArchaeologicalArmsRace: Everyone is racing to get the technology from a lost civilization.
* TheBeforetimes
TheBeforetimes: Survivors of the apocalypse refer to the way the world used to be as something along the lines of "The Beforetimes."
* ButWhatAboutTheAstronauts
ButWhatAboutTheAstronauts: The planet is destroyed, and the astronauts must ask, "Now what?"
* CivilizationDestroyer
CivilizationDestroyer: It doesn't necessarily destroy a world, but it does end a civilization.
* CelebritySurvivor
CelebritySurvivor: The world is falling around as they speak, but characters still ask someone, "Hey, aren't you from TV?"
* ConductingTheCarnage
ConductingTheCarnage: The best thing to do when everything is falling apart is to wave your hands conductor-style.
* CosyCatastrophe
CosyCatastrophe: The world ends, and that's fine. No biggie.
* DancinInTheRuins
DancinInTheRuins: An entire civilization has been destroyed...''Hooray!''
* DepopulationBomb
DepopulationBomb: It didn't necessarily destroy the planet, but it did wipe out most of its people, probably leaving only a few survivors.
* DesolationShot
DesolationShot: A slow, somber shot of a place once populated and kept, now barren and dilapidated.
* DestroyerDeity
DestroyerDeity: A God, Goddess, or other entity associated, or solely responsible for, mass destruction.
* DisasterDemocracy
DisasterDemocracy: A band of post-disaster survivors band together and elect some leaders.
* DisasterScavengers
DisasterScavengers: Post-disaster, the only way for characters to good food, water, and other supplies is to scavenge the surrounding areas.
* DoomsdayClock
DoomsdayClock: When the literal clock strikes twelve, it's all over.
* DoomsdayDevice
DoomsdayDevice: A device/object capable of destroying the world.
** PointlessDoomsdayDevice
PointlessDoomsdayDevice: It's sole function is to cause mass destruction, so...why was it made to begin with?
* DreamApocalypse
DreamApocalypse: Everything and everyone is just someone's dream. So, if that someone were to [[OhCrap wake up...]]
* EarthAllAlong
EarthAllAlong: The desolated planet the story takes place on turns out to be Earth itself, not a fictional planet.
* EarthShatteringKaboom
EarthShatteringKaboom: An explosion so big the entire planet is destroyed.
* EarthThatWas
EarthThatWas: Earth has been destroyed or is otherwise uninhabitable, contributing to the plot/setting.
* EmergencyBroadcast
EmergencyBroadcast: An official government warning of an impending threat, broadcast to the population.
* EmergencyPresidentialAddress
EmergencyPresidentialAddress: An emergency has become so dire that the leader of the nation makes a televised address to the citizens.
* TheEndIsNigh (AKA Doomsayer)
Doomsayer): The random guy, preacher, or street hobo declaring over and over that "The End is neeeeaaaar!" Problem is, they're right.
* EndlessDaytime
EndlessDaytime: The sun does not set, ever.
* EndlessWinter
EndlessWinter: The world is trapped in a neverending Ice Age.
* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt
TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: If the heroes don't manage to save the day, this is what will happen.
* EternalRecurrence
EternalRecurrence: The Apocalypse repeats at intervals.
* TheFamine
TheFamine: Widespread, maybe even planetary, lack of food.
* FuturePrimitive
FuturePrimitive: Time passes by, but mankind has somehow managed to become dumber, or less capable of maintaining itself.
* GiantWallOfWateryDoom
GiantWallOfWateryDoom: A tsunami capable of quite a bit of destruction.
* HellOnEarth
HellOnEarth: Hell itself manages to invade the world.
* HomeworldEvacuation
HomeworldEvacuation: Some people--maybe even everyone!--manage to get off the planet before it's destroyed.
* HostileTerraforming
HostileTerraforming: Alien life invades and starts shaping the planet to suit their needs at the cost of the natives'.
* HumanitysWake
HumanitysWake: Humans are extinct.
* TheImmune
TheImmune: Humanity as a whole is threatened by a disease that has already killed quite a few--but one or more characters have an immunity to it.
* InferredHolocaust
InferredHolocaust: Technically, the aftermath of an event should have gotten a good lot of people killed, or ruined an area forever...But it's glossed over in the story.
* JustBeforeTheEnd
JustBeforeTheEnd: The work takes place just a short bit of time before The End.
* LastFertileRegion
LastFertileRegion: There's only one place left that still maintains wildlife.
* TheLastManHeardAKnock
* LostCommonKnowledge
* LowAngleEmptyWorldShot
* MayanDoomsday
* MillenniumBug
* MistakenForApocalypse
* MustNotDieAVirgin
* NewEden
* TheNightThatNeverEnds
* NoBikesInTheApocalypse
* NoFEMAResponse
* NuclearNasty
* OmnicidalManiac
* ThePlague
** MysticalPlague
** SyntheticPlague
* PlanetEater
* PostApocalypticDog
* PostApocalypticGasmask
* PostApunkalypticArmor
* PostPeakOil
* PutThemAllOutOfMyMisery
* RagnarokProofing
* RealityBreakingParadox
* ReducedToRatburgers
* RegionalRedecoration
* RestartTheWorld
* RuinsOfTheModernAge
* ScavengedPunk (often
TheLastManHeardAKnock: Someone believes that they are the last living being or human on the planet, but not always only are there others, they manage to run into each other.
* LostCommonKnowledge: Society has suffered through some kind of disaster, and many years later, basic knowledge of how the world works is lost.
* LowAngleEmptyWorldShot: A scene requires that only the actors are in the shot, even in a real-world busy city. Thus, the actors are shot at low angles to crop out passerby.
* MayanDoomsday: December 21, 2012--the date the Mayans predicted as the end of the world--is used as such in a story.
* MillenniumBug: The arrival of January 1, 2000, was believed to cause computers all over the world to malfunction, leading to disaster--it's used or mentioned in a work.
* MistakenForApocalypse: Someone believes that the apocalypse is coming or has already happened, but...no. They just misinterpreted some coincidences.
* MustNotDieAVirgin: When the world is coming to an end, at least one character's goal is to get laid once and for all.
* NewEden: The land is utterly decimated after a disaster, but after a few good years, it's revived and inhabitants can return to it.
* TheNightThatNeverEnds: The villain's main goal is to get rid of sunlight forever.
* NoBikesInTheApocalypse: The world has fallen, and the only way to get around is on foot, by horse, or by scavenged cars. Bicycle? Don't know her.
* NoFEMAResponse: Humanitarian aid fails to appear on the scene of a disaster.
* NuclearNasty: Radiation results in the creation of monsters, and sometimes villains.
* OmnicidalManiac: A villain who doesn't just want to destroy the hero--they want to destroy '''everything.'''
* ThePlague: A disease, either lethal or extremely dangerous, poses a threat to a society, or even the world at large.
** MysticalPlague: A plague is created by mystical powers, not a scientific mishap.
** SyntheticPlague: A plague was created by humans, intentionally or not.
* PlanetEater: A character, monster, or entity who eats ''planets''.
* PostApocalypticDog: In the event of an apocalypse, dogs will appear as either ravenous animals or Man's loyal best friend.
* PostApocalypticGasmask: Survivors of
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don gas masks to protect themselves from the poison or radiation that caused said apocalypse.
* ScavengerWorld
PostApunkalypticArmor: Survivors don improvised and very punk-style armor.
* ScrewTheRulesItsTheApocalypse
PostPeakOil: A work takes place after all of the world's oil has been depleted.
* SetTheWorldOnFire
PutThemAllOutOfMyMisery: A villain is in such a state of misery that, for some reason, he concludes that killing everyone else will help.
* SignsOfTheEndTimes
RagnarokProofing: Even after many, many years of desolation, ruins of a former civilization are still holding up pretty well.
* SleptThroughTheApocalypse
RealityBreakingParadox: Someone does something impossible, and reality basically blue-screens.
* SolarFlareDisaster
ReducedToRatburgers: Food has become so scarce that characters turn to eating meager animals--rats, bugs, mice, etc.
* SpreadingDisasterMapGraphic
RegionalRedecoration: The Earth itself is reshaped as a result of something huge.
* StarKilling
RestartTheWorld: The world is just too far gone, so the only way to save it is to destroy it and start over.
* TheStarsAreGoingOut
RuinsOfTheModernAge: The ruins of a fallen civilization come from our present-day world.
* SterilityPlague
ScavengedPunk: Technology or other appliances are built from scavenged junk.
* StoryboardingTheApocalypse
ScavengerWorld: After the end, a society emerges, and everyone in it is a scavenger.
* SugarApocalypse
ScrewTheRulesItsTheApocalypse: People take advantage of the fear and chaos the apocalypse brings to do whatever they want.
* TeenageWasteland
SetTheWorldOnFire: Small area or big, the world is scoured by flames.
* UnspecifiedApocalypse
SignsOfTheEndTimes: The apocalypse has several boding signs before it comes.
* UrbanRuins
SleptThroughTheApocalypse: Someway, somehow, someone manages to just miss the apocalypse.
* VillainWorld
SolarFlareDisaster: A planet takes a hard hit from a solar flare. Disaster ensues.
* WastelandElder
SpreadingDisasterMapGraphic: A map showing the source of the disaster slowly spreading across the land.
* WatchTheWorldDie
StarKilling: Someone or something destroys a star, even one that has surrounding planets.
* TheWorldIsAlwaysDoomed
TheStarsAreGoingOut: Stars disappearing from the night sky is a sign of bad, bad things.
* ZombieApocalypse
SterilityPlague: A disease has rendered those infected unable to bear children.
* StoryboardingTheApocalypse: Showing, in full detail, just what will happen and how if the day isn't saved.
* SugarApocalypse: A place of sunshine and rainbows falls apart.
* TeenageWasteland: A world where children somehow gain power over adults.
* UnspecifiedApocalypse: The cause or nature of the apocalypse is left unknown.
* UrbanRuins: Cities or other urban areas fallen to ruins.
* VillainWorld: TheBadGuyWins, and he takes over the world.
* WastelandElder: The older leader of a small survivor group, probably with knowledge of how the world was before it ended.
* WatchTheWorldDie: Instead of trying to survive, a character chooses to just sit back and watch the world end, probably too despaired to do anything else.
* TheWorldIsAlwaysDoomed: It doesn't matter how many times the world is saved, because tomorrow, it'll just be threatened again.
* ZombieApocalypse: The world ends via being overrun by the undead.


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From the Greek word "apokalyptein", meaning uncovering or revealing, an apocalypse is a catastrophic event that changes the world as we know it, so that it "reveals" a new world (so to speak). This index lists tropes relating to the apocalyptic.

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