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Worlds Apart is a three part Sci Fi animation series based off of Minecraft. It was created by Black Plasma Studios, directed and written by Samuel Khyber and the first episode was released on June 1st 2019, with the full series released on May 10, 2020. Like most of BPS' work before it, the series has no voice acting, with it done primarily by animation.

The series takes place among the shared world of Black Plasma Studios' previous Minecraft animations. It showcases the events of an extradimensional alien invasion by a species known as the Droug, following the story of Samuel's avatar Sam, and a survivor of the previous invasion named Krista as they fight to stop another invasion from happening on Earth.

The series can be found as a completed film here.

Tropes regarding Worlds Apart:

  • Action Girl: Krista is very much this, being one of the only free people on her world still fighting the Droug when Sam arrives.
  • Alien Invasion: The Droug's MO. Part 3 reveals that Alvatros and Earth are just the latest in a long line of worlds to fall to them.
  • All in the Manual: The names of everyone, from Krista, the Droug, the Droug General Varek, the world of Alvatros, among others, are only mentioned in Behind the Scenes material, given the lack of dialogue in the work itself.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Varek gets his arm cut off by Krista at the end of part 1.
  • Apocalyptic Log: A variant. When Varek accesses the downed Droug fortress, it displays a log showing other worlds that have been conquered by the Droug.
  • Badass in Distress: Krista is captured at the end of Part 1, causing Sam to go and rescue her in Part 2.
  • Bait-and-Switch: When Sam is laying a sword down at someone's grave at the end, we are initially led to believe that Krista succumbed to her injuries. But she shows up a moment later next to him, revealing that the grave is in fact Varek's.
  • Bare-Handed Blade Block: Sam's attempt to attack Varek with a sword in their first confrontation results in him doing this.
  • BFG: Varek's big gun that he carried around with him in Part 1. He loses it in Part 2, and then hands it off to Sam in Part 3, who uses it to take out one of the Spider Mechs guarding the Droug leader.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: The Droug slaves are this, fitted with helmets and armor that make them obey the Droug.
  • But Now I Must Go: Krista ends up returning home once everything is settled on Earth and Alvatros, though the fact that both she and Sam each have a portal key indicates they're willing to keep in contact.
  • Cool Sword: The blades of both Krista and Varek are capable of cutting through most materials and can even reflect laser bolts like a lightsaber.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Sam's initial attempt to fight Varek when he arrives on Earth goes poorly.
  • Deflector Shields: Varek has a personal version of this that blocks energy bolts and bullets. It's not perfect, as Krista's sword and later concerted fire end up overwhelming it.
  • Dynamic Entry: The BPS crew arrive on Alvatros this way, with Derp throwing his fish at one of the Droug guards as they emerge from the portal.
  • Handicapped Badass: Losing an arm does not in any way impede Varek as a swordsman, as he slaughters his way through Droug forces throughout part 3.
  • Expy: The Droug leader is a darker version of GLaDOS.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Varek undergoes this to atone for how he helped the Droug conquer countless worlds.
  • Implied Love Interest: Sam and Krista display signs of affection for each other throughout the film and have more than a few tender moments together, but it's never made explicit.
  • Keystone Army: Zigzagged. The destruction of the Droug leader and the loss of their fortress doesn't do anything to the Droug themselves, but it does deactivate the helmets used to control all the Droug slaves, turning them against their now outnumbered oppressors.
  • Mass "Oh, Crap!": The reaction of everyone at Black Plasma Studios and Earth itself when the Droug invade.
  • Multiversal Conqueror: Implied. The usage of portal gates by the Droug suggest that they are crossing between universes as opposed to just invading planets in a single universe.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Indicated to be part of the reason for Varek's Heel–Face Turn after reliving the destruction of so many worlds conquered by the Droug.
  • Ominous Floating Castle: The Droug mothership/fortress has this appearance and serves this function.
  • The Oner: Part 3 opens with one, following a civilian caught in the middle of the Droug invasion.
  • Planet Looters: What the Droug do to the worlds they invade. They drain the planet of its life and resources before moving on to the next. Flashbacks show that Alvatros was not nearly as lifeless as it is in the present day, and we see one planet that has been completely been drained to be a barren desert.
  • Portal Network: The Droug seem to have set up one across multiple worlds, as one of their portals was already up on Earth before they invaded, and seemed to have been there for some time when Derp found it.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Varek dies during his efforts to help take down the Droug and atone for all the worlds he helped destroy.
  • Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: Played for laughs as the initial reaction of Derp and his fish upon meeting Varek.
  • Slave Mooks: The bulk of the Droug forces are made up of this, having captured and fitted the inhabitants of the worlds they conquer with helmets and armor that force them into serving the Droug.
  • Spider Tank: The Droug Spider mechs serve as this.
  • Take Up My Sword: When Krista has been badly wounded by the Droug leader, Sam takes up her sword and destroys the machine in her stead.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Krista is obviously not happy to be working with Varek in Part 3, given his role in the conquest of her world.
  • Tron Lines: Droug technology and the Droug themselves are covered in glowing orange light, highlighting their otherworldly nature. Those same lights go dark every time a Droug dies or their tech is deactivated.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Varek dies buying Sam and Krista the time they need to beat the Droug leader.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: We never get to see what happened to the remaining Droug once their leader dies and their slaves turn on them.
  • What Measure Is a Mook?: Despite knowing the Droug slaves are unwillingly brainwashed into serving them, the heroes still cut them down without even a second of hesitation.
  • You Have Failed Me: The likely reason Varek was stripped of his rank by the Droug and exiled to a planet already scoured clean by them.