Robert Kirkman, the creator of "The Walking Dead," recently decided to end the long-running comic series as he said he felt the appropriate story had been told. While this decision shocked fans, it also provided an answer to a question that many had been wondering about for years: How did the people inside the zombie-filled universe refer to the apocalypse? Now, thanks to the final issue, we have an answer.

The popular series had always refrained from fully exploring what initially caused the outbreak, and until the ultimate finale, it had also illustrated a bit of apathy when it came to naming the apocalypse as well. However, in issue #193, we see the survivors living their lives in the aftermath of the event, which is when they divulged its official name.

According to, the characters refer to those difficult days as "The Trials." We also get to learn Michonne's retrospective reflection about that particular time period in the final issue as she stated that some people behaved in "demented" ways in order to successfully make it through.

These revelations allowed the story to end on a note of survival, an acknowledgment that these characters found ways to navigate "The Trials" and were, therefore, able to contemplate what happened now that they were on the other side.

Additionally, it positioned future generations in that world to learn about the tribulations without having to live through them, which feels like a satisfying conclusion to all that transpired.

Robert Kirkman "Fear the Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman is pictured at New York Comic Con on Oct. 11, 2014. Photo: Getty