History DeconstructedTrope / AnimeAndManga

29th Aug '16 6:30:33 PM GlitteringFlowers
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** The MagicalGirl trope itself is deconstructed in Madoka. Not only does it show how terrifying it would be to fight against "evil" when your life is on the line (as Madoka quickly learns when [[spoiler:Mami dies]]). More importantly, it also gives a realistic reason for ''why'' exactly it has to be ''girls'' doing said work: [[spoiler:Without elaborating on the entropy TechnoBabble Kyuubey gave, it essentially boils down to this: Magical girls eventually become the witches they fight against when their soul gem is empty. At that moment, their emotions (hope/despair) are turned into energy, which the Incubators want in order to confront entropy. ''Young girls'' are specifically chosen because out of all sorts of humans, they're more emotionally unstable than all others, making them give more energy than, say, adults of both genders. In other words, it's just a matter of effectiveness why it has to be young girls.]]

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** The MagicalGirl trope itself is deconstructed in Madoka. Not only does it show how terrifying it would be to fight against "evil" when your someone's life is on the line (as Madoka and Sayaka quickly learns learn when [[spoiler:Mami dies]]). More dies]]) but more importantly, it also gives a realistic reason for ''why'' exactly it has to be ''girls'' doing said work: [[spoiler:Without elaborating on the entropy TechnoBabble Kyuubey gave, it essentially boils down to this: Magical girls eventually become the witches they fight against when their soul gem is empty. At that moment, their emotions (hope/despair) are turned into energy, which the Incubators want in order to confront entropy. ''Young girls'' are specifically chosen because out of all sorts of humans, they're more emotionally emotional and unstable than all others, making them give more energy than, say, adults of both genders. In other words, it's just a matter of effectiveness why it has to be young girls.]]



** There's also the deconstruction of SelflessWish, since it's something of a theme in the series that ''there is no such thing''. Everyone who makes a wish for someone else's happiness is also unconsciously hoping that it will also benefit themselves, even if only indirectly a fact which Mami [[spoiler:(wishes for herself to be saved, later she laments that she could have used the wish to save her parents as well)]], Sayaka [[spoiler:(wants to be loved by the IllBoy she uses her wish for, a fact that Mami herself points out)]], Kyoko [[spoiler:(wants to save herself and her family from destitution)]], Homura [[spoiler:(wants to be the one who rescues Madoka from death)]] and presumably others all fall afoul of. Also, because hope and despair balance out to zero, [[spoiler:seeing the chance for that selfish expectation slipping away with the equivalent rising happiness already given to someone else sends a MagicalGirl deeper into despair.]] At the end, [[spoiler:this is reconstructed: Madoka's TRULY selfless wish becomes the most powerful force ever to exist, because she manages to learn from the examples of the other three, and knows exactly what she wants -- a better world for everyone, even if she has to be erased out of their memories to do so.]]

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** There's also the deconstruction of SelflessWish, since it's something of a theme in the series that ''there is no such thing''. Everyone who makes a wish for someone else's happiness is also unconsciously hoping that it will also benefit themselves, even if only indirectly a fact which Mami [[spoiler:(wishes for herself to be saved, later she laments that she could have used the wish to save her parents as well)]], Sayaka [[spoiler:(wants to be loved by the IllBoy she uses her wish for, a fact that Mami herself points out)]], Kyoko [[spoiler:(wants to save herself and her family from destitution)]], Homura [[spoiler:(wants to be the one who rescues Madoka from death)]] and presumably others all fall afoul of. Also, because hope and despair balance out to zero, [[spoiler:seeing the chance for that selfish expectation slipping away with the equivalent rising happiness already given to someone else sends a MagicalGirl deeper into despair.]] At the end, [[spoiler:this is reconstructed: Madoka's either reconstructed (Madoka's TRULY selfless wish becomes the most powerful force ever to exist, because she manages to learn from the examples of the other three, three and knows exactly what she wants -- a better world for everyone, even if she has to be erased out of their memories to do so.so) or played completely straight (her wish was actually ''more selfish than anyone else's'' and that's why it worked: wishing to be able to do something with her own two hands meant she actually got the benefit of the hope generated by her own wish, causing a LogicBomb.]]
4th Aug '16 8:14:32 AM Blazer
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* The ''Anime/PrettyCureAllStars'' movie ''Everyone's Singing - Miraculous Magic'' deconstructs PowerCreepPowerSeep as [[Anime/MahouTsukaiPrettyCure Cure Miracle and Magical]] are easily overwhelmed facing down watered down versions of the previous seasons' {{Big Bad}}s and are easily demoralized when their seniors, even normally screw ups like [[Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure Cure Blossom]] and [[Anime/HappinessChargePrettyCure Cure Princess]], easily beat up these foes.
30th Jul '16 8:13:52 AM Dechstreme
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*** This was already explained by Goku himself to Gohan during the Hyperbolic Time Chamber in the Cell Saga. In a father-son bonding moment, Goku explains to Gohan the importance of resting and pacing oneself when training, and that simply abusing your body won't let you really reach the level you want.
26th Jul '16 2:14:44 PM Willbyr
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* The first book/arc of ''LightNovel/TheTwelveKingdoms'' plays an awful lot like a cynical writer watched one too many bad TrappedInAnotherWorld series and thought, "Okay, what would ''really'' happen if you threw an insecure teenage girl into a war-torn fantasy world?" The result is what seems to be the anti-''FushigiYuugi'', where the hostile, alien environment drives the heroine into a nervous breakdown even ''before'' she learns that everyone expects her to lead a nation.

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* The first book/arc of ''LightNovel/TheTwelveKingdoms'' plays an awful lot like a cynical writer watched one too many bad TrappedInAnotherWorld series and thought, "Okay, what would ''really'' happen if you threw an insecure teenage girl into a war-torn fantasy world?" The result is what seems to be the anti-''FushigiYuugi'', anti-''Manga/FushigiYuugi'', where the hostile, alien environment drives the heroine into a nervous breakdown even ''before'' she learns that everyone expects her to lead a nation.
11th Jun '16 11:27:34 AM spiritsunami
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* ''Kodomo no Jikan'' spends a volume or two [[PlayedForLaughs playing]] PrecociousCrush[=/=]FilleFatale[=/=]TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior [[PlayedForLaughs for laughs]], then [[MoodWhiplash violently]] [[CerebusSyndrome switches]] to a brutal deconstruction of the latter two tropes.
31st May '16 2:22:10 PM Willbyr
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* In ''Manga/MiraiNikki'', [[{{Yandere}} Yuno Gasai]] deconstructs the SatelliteLoveInterest by showing exactly what kind of obsessive person someone needs to be in order for them to base ''every action'' they do around one person (not to mention the other effects of such obsession, such as taking ClingyJealousGirl to MurderTheHypotenuse levels). This is because, if anyone threatens to take him away from her, Yuno equates it to her entire future being taken away: after the abuse that she went through [[spoiler: and how Yukiteru [[BecauseYouWereNiceToMe once was kind to her]] right after she killed her AbusiveParents]], Yuno's life literally depends on having Yukiteru for emotional support. He truly '''is''' her future, and she'd rather kill and die than risk losing him. [[spoiler: And ultimately, she does ''both''.]]

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* In ''Manga/MiraiNikki'', ''Manga/FutureDiary'', [[{{Yandere}} Yuno Gasai]] deconstructs the SatelliteLoveInterest by showing exactly what kind of obsessive person someone needs to be in order for them to base ''every action'' they do around one person (not to mention the other effects of such obsession, such as taking ClingyJealousGirl to MurderTheHypotenuse levels). This is because, if anyone threatens to take him away from her, Yuno equates it to her entire future being taken away: after the abuse that she went through [[spoiler: and how Yukiteru [[BecauseYouWereNiceToMe once was kind to her]] right after she killed her AbusiveParents]], Yuno's life literally depends on having Yukiteru for emotional support. He truly '''is''' her future, and she'd rather kill and die than risk losing him. [[spoiler: And ultimately, she does ''both''.]]
31st May '16 1:56:29 AM Nintendoman01
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* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' deconstructs NinetiesAntiHero in regards to Younger Toguro. Ridiculously muscled and [[BadPowersBadPeople possessing tremendous power]]? Check. Cold, aloof son of a bitch with little care for others? Check. No inhibition to destroying anyone he is ordered to kill and/or needs to be killed to fulfill his goals. Check. Though the "Hero" part? [[spoiler: He is a FallenHero who made his DealWithTheDevil with the intention of using his newfound eternal youth to avoid being powerless to stop massacres like the one that cost his students their lives. However, he gradually became more [[JadeColoredGlasses jaded in his outlook]] and lost faith in his mission upon realizing he [[HeWhoFightsMonsters had become no different than any of the demons he fought]], being that his wish for eternal youth was based more out of his selfish desire to never grow old than it was out of any utilitarian goal he had used as an excuse.]]
23rd May '16 4:11:24 AM Nintendoman01
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* ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' arguably deconstructs WillfullyWeak in Fai's case. After being forced to give up his PowerLimiter phoenix tattoo to Yuuko as his traveling price, Fai swears off the use of his magic out of fear of what might happen. It ultimately turns out that without the limiter, Fai is even ''more'' dangerous than he would be otherwise; he's cursed to kill the first person he meets who's stronger than he is, and holding back makes it much more likely he'll find someone who outclasses him.
13th May '16 2:42:59 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In the ''Manga/BlackButler'' manga (the anime didn't reach that part), [[spoiler: Elizabeth Middleford]] deconstructs DeliberatelyDistressedDamsel. Unlike most girls that fit this trope, she does this [[spoiler: for the sake of her beloved]], and not because she simply likes being rescued or wants to look more hepless for her own benefit. It also shows that [[spoiler: Lizzie]] actually had to sacrifice a few things in order to [[spoiler: maintain Ciel's pride]]; i.e., [[spoiler: keeping her badassery at bay caused her ''emotional pain'' since she was deeply scared [[NoGuyWantsAnAmazon of being rejected by Ciel if it ever came out]] ]], and not to mention there's the ValuesDissonance coming from the VictorianBritain times (women who didn't act like [[ProperLady proper ladies]] would face scorn and discrimination, so pulling this stunt had quite the bad effect on the girl's self-worth).

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* In the ''Manga/BlackButler'' manga (the anime didn't reach that part), [[spoiler: Elizabeth Middleford]] deconstructs DeliberatelyDistressedDamsel. Unlike most girls that fit this trope, she does this [[spoiler: for the sake of her beloved]], and not because she simply likes being rescued or wants to look more hepless for her own benefit. It also shows that [[spoiler: Lizzie]] actually had to sacrifice a few things in order to [[spoiler: maintain Ciel's pride]]; i.e., [[spoiler: keeping her badassery at bay caused her ''emotional pain'' since she was deeply scared [[NoGuyWantsAnAmazon of being rejected by Ciel if it ever came out]] ]], and not to mention there's the ValuesDissonance coming from the VictorianBritain UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain times (women who didn't act like [[ProperLady proper ladies]] would face scorn and discrimination, so pulling this stunt had quite the bad effect on the girl's self-worth).
12th May '16 5:58:51 PM Ramona122003
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** Goku's status as TheAce is deconstructed starting from the Android/Cell Saga. Because he is so good and so powerful his friends and family [[CrutchCharacter tend to depend on him too much to solve the current problem]]. They also become noticeably deflated and pessimistic when he isn't around and Gohan firmly believes that he can never surpass his father, despite Goku showing him otherwise. Goku's death in Trunks' timeline was one of the many reasons things got so bad and Bulma invented the Time Machine mostly to save him, firmly believing that he could something to stop the androids. Vegeta eventually [[OvershadowedByAwesome got so sick of being overshadowed by Goku]] that he sold his soul for power and unleashed Majin Buu upon the world. Goku himself has realized that his loved ones are far too dependent on him; he knows that one day, he will be dead for good, and if his loved ones don't stop relying on him so much, then no one will be able to counter the next big threat to Earth.

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** Goku's Goku has two deconstruction points:
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status as TheAce is deconstructed starting from the Android/Cell Saga. Because he is so good and so powerful his friends and family [[CrutchCharacter tend to depend on him too much to solve the current problem]]. They also become noticeably deflated and pessimistic when he isn't around and Gohan firmly believes that he can never surpass his father, despite Goku showing him otherwise. Goku's death in Trunks' timeline was one of the many reasons things got so bad and Bulma invented the Time Machine mostly to save him, firmly believing that he could something to stop the androids. Vegeta eventually [[OvershadowedByAwesome got so sick of being overshadowed by Goku]] that he sold his soul for power and unleashed Majin Buu upon the world. Goku himself has realized that his loved ones are far too dependent on him; he knows that one day, he will be dead for good, and if his loved ones don't stop relying on him so much, then no one will be able to counter the next big threat to Earth.Earth.
*** The end of the Kid Buu fight deconstructs HumbleHero. [[TheGreatestStoryNeverTold Because Goku always save the world from the shadows]] no one, outside a few, know of his deeds. So Goku when begs the world for energy to power the Spirit Bomb that will kill Majin Buu, only the people who intimately knows him listens. Everyone else blows him off like Vegeta. It takes Mr. Satan, the resident FakeUltimateHero, to yell at the people of Earth before they're willing to help since Mr. Satan, not Goku, is known as the world's savior.
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