Story involves an entity who will destroy the world, universe, or even beyond at the end of days. Usually they do this because it is their duty to do so or was created specifically for that purpose by a Creator entity or similar.
The first video game about The Destroyer was released on April 5, 1996.
Including artificial destroyers, such as beings, species, or such created to cleanse the universe of all (sentient) life. Or those that do this by choice.