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  • The 10th Level combines this with Sci-Fi Writers Have No Sense of Scale for the Code Geass ending.
  • The 1983: Doomsday Stories all take place after a nuclear war broke out in The '80s, and what happened after that. From the perspective of the Nations themselves.
  • Age of Strife: The story begins with the destruction of every major city on the planet with fusion warheads, leaving the survivors to fend for themselves on a Death World.
  • A Crown of Stars: The history happens five years after Third Impact. In a very Fist of the North Star fashion, the world is in ruins, scavengers inhabit the ruins and wastelands, and warlords fight over the control of what little is left.
  • The Forum Quest Dragon Ball After The End takes place several centuries after the destruction of Earth, focusing on the descendants of the survivors, who have since all become part Saiyan.
  • Ghosts of Evangelion happens after Third Impact. Instrumentality wrecked the planet and humans are almost completely gone, but after a while people start returning and rebuilding their world.
  • Higher Learning: In the original timeline, the humanity has been wiped out and Shinji and Asuka has to raise a family on their own on a devastated world. The epilogue happens after Third Impact: the humanity has been wiped out during Instrumentality, but Shinji's choices allow people returning, and the world is slowly recovering.
  • The Supernatural fanfic Down to Agincourt is After the End in that the Apocalypse is well under way when it starts—but it's also literally after "The End", the episode it's based on!
  • The Faceless is a Death Note AU which explores the Fridge Horror of having a realm of Death Gods that only need your name and face to kill you and what would happen once the Masquerade Broke.
  • This is a surprisingly popular trope in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic fanfiction.
    • Fallout: Equestria: This MLP fanfic — along with the countless Recursive Fanfics it has inspired — takes place about 200 years after a magical-nuclear war between the zebras and ponies destroyed almost the entire world, and of what it takes to try and bring light back to the wasteland.
    • Friendship Is Optimal: Always Say No, a Recursive Fanfiction of Friendship is Optimal, goes into far more detail about the collapse of society as humans emigrate to Equestria, which is mostly glossed over in the original story.
    • Harmony Theory: The Schism was an apocalyptic event which resulted in this.
    • My Little Metro: Similar to Fallout: Equestria but set much nearer to the recent apocalypse, crossed with the underground world of Metro 2033
    • The Pony POV Series reveals Equestria's tribal history seen in "Hearth's Warming Eve" (and to an extent, the modern day as a recovered state), is this for the G2 world, whose late 20th century-level civilization collapsed when Discord's brother Destruction basically nuked the planet in order to prevent the creation of G3 and thus a Class X-4 Apocalypse. The "Gaiden: 7 Dreams/Nightmares" collection shows the immediate aftermath of this from the perspective of the main G2 ponies, and it definitely fits the qualifications of the trope.
    • Ruin Value takes place in the ruins of a city after Discord taught the people of the world how to harness his magic. The story is actually a Stealth Prequel to the entire series, with Celestia, Luna, and Discord being the genetically engineered products of a much more advanced civilization — humanity.
    • Part of the premise of The End of Ponies.
  • The Pokemon story New World takes place some time after a yet to be specified event has wiped out human civilization. The main story takes place far enough after that that the main characters are not even aware that there ever was a previous civilization, and know nothing about the the end of it. A subplot about a girl who lived in that time period shows us more of what was happening back then.
  • In episode 48 of Pretty Cure Perfume Preppy, the Cures encounter a desolated, post-apocalyptic Oriyama after returning from the Scent Kingdom.
  • Scar Tissue: Most of Governments have been reinstated, and the half of world population has returned. However the major cities are in ruins, the roads are broken, the other half of people keeps missing and the returned ones are living on refugee camps as cities are being rebuilt, there is a lack of supply water, crops are damaged and there are riots due to the lack of food and water. In other words, the world has became Kenshiroís world.
  • The Second Try: Chapters 2, 4, 6 and 8 are set here: Shinji and Asuka are the only humans left on the world and they must learn to survive and open up to each other.
  • The Revolutionary Girl Utena and Mawaru-Penguindrum crossover fanfic Seinen Kakumei Utena has its story beginning ten years after the Duel called Revolution, and several weeks after the Fate Train Transfer.
  • Sonic X: Dark Chaos is this for most of the Milky Way Galaxy, largely devastated by thirty years of the Metarex War and Shroud infestation. Most of the worlds in the galaxy are either lifeless or actively malevolent too, with Demons and Angels fighting over the scraps that still remain.
  • Thousand Shinji: The final chapters happen during and after the Third Impact: the world gets wrecked, two thirds of humanity, and the survivors have to rebuild their civilization.
  • XoRax portrays Hyrule this way after a strange and unexplained plague called XoRax kills most of the population and mutates those who remain.
  • The later parts in the Gensokyo 20XX series take place after World War III.
  • Halloween Unspectacular has a couple of examples:
    • "Masters of War" starts with World War III breaking out and devastating America and most of the rest of the world. The rest of the story follows the attempts by civilization to survive and rebuild afterwards.
    • "South Point" is set years after an Alien Invasion resulted in humanity being enslaved and taken off planet, until Earth is left depopulated. The only people known to have escaped this fate are Danny, Dani, and Jazz.