History DeconstructedTrope / AnimeAndManga

28th Dec '16 6:33:37 PM Dechstreme
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*** This in turn deconstructs the idea of BadassNormal. Deku, a [[Muggle Quirkless kid]], is told off by his hero All Might for wanting to still be a hero without powers because it was too dangerous. When he tries to save his "best friend" from a monster, the victim is hailed as a hero because he hung on despite his powers being used against others while Deku himself is chewed out for jumping into the line of fire.

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*** This in turn deconstructs the idea of BadassNormal. Deku, a [[Muggle [[MuggleBornOfMages Quirkless kid]], is told off by his hero All Might for wanting to still be a hero without powers because it was too dangerous. When he tries to save his "best friend" from a monster, the victim is hailed as a hero because he hung on despite his powers being used against others while Deku himself is chewed out for jumping into the line of fire.
28th Dec '16 6:32:35 PM Dechstreme
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*** This in turn deconstructs the idea of BadassNormal. Deku, a [[TheMuggle Quirkless kid]], is told off by his hero All Might for wanting to still be a hero without powers because it was too dangerous. When he tries to save his "best friend" from a monster, the victim is hailed as a hero because he hung on despite his powers being used against others while Deku himself is chewed out for jumping into the line of fire.

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*** This in turn deconstructs the idea of BadassNormal. Deku, a [[TheMuggle [[Muggle Quirkless kid]], is told off by his hero All Might for wanting to still be a hero without powers because it was too dangerous. When he tries to save his "best friend" from a monster, the victim is hailed as a hero because he hung on despite his powers being used against others while Deku himself is chewed out for jumping into the line of fire.
28th Dec '16 6:15:02 PM Dechstreme
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* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'' Deconstructs IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim late in the season when evil Digimon are released into Tokyo. The Chosen Children attempt to simply send them back to the Digital World, and Miyako and Iori are (pretty understandably) horrified when their Digimon are forced to kill two of them. However it's quickly pointed out that the trope is suicidal naivety and that the evil Digimon would have taken advantage of that had they been allowed to live: they had no problems about killing innocent people and would have killed Miyako and Iori and likely many more had their Digimon not stopped them.

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* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'' Deconstructs IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim late in the season when evil Digimon are released into Tokyo. The Chosen Children attempt to simply send them back to the Digital World, and Miyako and Iori are (pretty understandably) horrified when their Digimon are forced to kill two of them. However it's quickly pointed out that the trope is suicidal naivety and that the evil Digimon would have taken advantage of that had they been allowed to live: they had no problems about killing innocent people and would have killed Miyako and Iori and likely many more had their Digimon not stopped them. Not helping things is that Digimon in most continuities have ResurrectiveImmortality; save for a few cases, any Digimon they kill would be reborn again, so the Chosen Children were stupidly risking their lives for a moral that was completely invalidated in the very first series.
28th Dec '16 5:34:01 PM Dechstreme
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** Also, the series seems to pick apart MagicContractRomance. Aside of how Saitou is treated like a dog and a possession by a Louise who at first views him as nothing more than a slave due to the ValuesDissonance between his world and hers, the novels eventually explain that [[spoiler: the contract itself alters Saito's thoughts so he'll stay with Louise through suppressing his feelings about home, as well as "conditioning" him into servility causing him to act fearless along with other compulsive behavior even though he's scared out of his wits and/or wouldn't have done them normally. Once the MindRape from the contract is undone, he gets all the feelings of homesickness back in a large burst. As for the servility part, he's trying to cope with that as well. They're dealing with both of these, though, as Louise is making the first problem worse because due to her own issues, she CannotSpitItOut.]]

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** Also, the series seems to pick apart MagicContractRomance. Aside of how Saitou is treated like a dog and a possession by a Louise who at first views him as nothing more than a slave due to the ValuesDissonance between his world and hers, the novels eventually explain that [[spoiler: the contract itself alters Saito's thoughts so he'll stay with Louise through suppressing his feelings about home, as well as "conditioning" home. It was also believed that it "conditioned" him into servility causing him to act fearless along with other compulsive behavior even though he's scared out of his wits and/or wouldn't have done them normally.normally, based around how normal familiar runes are supposed to work. Once the MindRape from the contract is undone, he gets all the feelings of homesickness back in a large burst. As for the servility part, he's trying to cope with that as well.well[[note]]Void Familiars AREN'T actually compelled to obey; the First Gandalfr killed Brimir to stop the Genocide of the elves, something that couldn't actually happen if there was any sort of compulsion of servitude. However, the main characters don't know this, and since normal familiar runes do compel servitude as a feature, there was no indication that the Void Familiar Runes were any different[[/note]]. They're dealing with both of these, though, as Louise is making the first problem worse because due to her own issues, she CannotSpitItOut.]]
18th Dec '16 11:36:08 AM Morgenthaler
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** Harima deconstructs the {{Badass}} Shounen hero. It's only after he falls for Tenma does he realize how pointless his life has been and it motivates him to make something out of himself.

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** Harima deconstructs the {{Badass}} badass Shounen hero. It's only after he falls for Tenma does he realize how pointless his life has been and it motivates him to make something out of himself.



** BadassInDistress was deconstructed ''hard'' with [[spoiler:Portgas D. Ace.]] The moment this {{Badass}} was rescued after a long time as a DistressedDude, he fought alongside his savior [[spoiler:Luffy]] awesomely... and all of a sudden, [[spoiler:he died protecting him from the enemy, sending the poor dude into an HeroicBSOD.]]

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** BadassInDistress was deconstructed ''hard'' with [[spoiler:Portgas D. Ace.]] The moment this {{Badass}} badass was rescued after a long time as a DistressedDude, he fought alongside his savior [[spoiler:Luffy]] awesomely... and all of a sudden, [[spoiler:he died protecting him from the enemy, sending the poor dude into an HeroicBSOD.]]



** The {{Badass}} in general. Yes, Guts would drink molten lead when sufficiently thirsty, can mow down entire armies of {{Mooks}} with ease and is capable of winning battles against huge demons that could rip open a tank, but he only became like this because he lived trough a lifetime of horrors and has been walking the razors edge of survival even before he was properly born. It is very obvious that Guts would have been a somewhat brash but mostly average guy if he had led a normal life instead of suffering trough [[TrainingFromHell what he got]]. You DO NOT want to be him, but you will respect him even more.

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** The {{Badass}} badass in general. Yes, Guts would drink molten lead when sufficiently thirsty, can mow down entire armies of {{Mooks}} with ease and is capable of winning battles against huge demons that could rip open a tank, but he only became like this because he lived trough a lifetime of horrors and has been walking the razors edge of survival even before he was properly born. It is very obvious that Guts would have been a somewhat brash but mostly average guy if he had led a normal life instead of suffering trough [[TrainingFromHell what he got]]. You DO NOT want to be him, but you will respect him even more.
11th Dec '16 5:20:31 PM Blazer
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*** This in turn deconstructs the idea of BadassNormal. Deku, a [[TheMuggle Quirkless kid]], is told off by his hero All Might for wanting to still be a hero without powers because it was too dangerous. When he tries to save his "best friend" from a monster, the victim is hailed as a hero because he hung on despite his powers being used against others while Deku himself is chewed out for jumping into the line of fire.
2nd Dec '16 4:28:10 PM Wyldchyld
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** The Arrancar Arc deconstructs the DistressedDamsel and SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl tropes. Ulquiorra emphasises that forcing Orihime into a SadisticChoice gives Aizen psychological control over her making it that much easier to gain a long-term advantage over her [[BreakTheCutie mental state]], regardless of whether or not she's physically rescued. On top of the mental torture, she's exposed to all kinds of abuse (physical, mental, emotional and sexual [[note]](because Nnoitora forcing his fingers inside his mouth [[Radar/{{Bleach}} actually mirrors]] a very common kink from Japanese porn.)[[/note]]) and the psychological consequences of this are also explored - the stress of the abuse, the realisation her [[HealingHands healing]] and [[BarrierMaiden shielding]] powers can't save Ichigo or Uryuu from Ulquiorra, the horror at seeing [[KnightInShiningArmour Ichigo]] transform into a [[EnemyWithin monster]] out of desperation to save her leave suffering an HeroicBSOD whereby, like real-life victims, [[ItsAllMyFault she completely blames herself for everything that happened]], a conclusion Ulquiorra guided her into reaching.

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** The Arrancar Arc deconstructs the DistressedDamsel and SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl tropes. Ulquiorra emphasises that forcing Orihime into a SadisticChoice gives Aizen psychological control over her making it that much easier to gain a long-term advantage over her [[BreakTheCutie mental state]], regardless of whether or not she's physically rescued. On top of the mental torture, she's exposed to all kinds of abuse (physical, mental, emotional and sexual [[note]](because Nnoitora forcing his fingers inside his mouth [[Radar/{{Bleach}} actually mirrors]] mirrors a very common kink from Japanese porn.)[[/note]]) and the psychological consequences of this are also explored - the stress of the abuse, the realisation her [[HealingHands healing]] and [[BarrierMaiden shielding]] powers can't save Ichigo or Uryuu from Ulquiorra, the horror at seeing [[KnightInShiningArmour Ichigo]] transform into a [[EnemyWithin monster]] out of desperation to save her leave suffering an HeroicBSOD whereby, like real-life victims, [[ItsAllMyFault she completely blames herself for everything that happened]], a conclusion Ulquiorra guided her into reaching.
10th Nov '16 1:08:15 PM HighCrate
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*** And RealWomenNeverWearDresses, too. In her death bed, trying to make up to Satellizer for not defending her from [[spoiler:her half-brother's physical and sexual abuse]], her mother gives her advice that sounds a LOT to what the "fandom feminists" demand from every single female character: "don't rely on others, don't show any 'weaknesses', never ever give up on any purpose you have, crush your enemies mercilessly so you'll always be the strongest." Did this help Satellizer "get over" her traumatic past? '''''NO.''''' She ''did'' become a very powerful, beautiful and smart SuperSoldier ActionGirl... but her mental issues became '''even worse''' and she ended up driving everyone away from her. Satellizer wasn't seen as [[GirlsNeedRoleModels a "strong female" and "good example for little girls"]], but as a monster who hurt everyone mercilessly.

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*** And RealWomenNeverWearDresses, too. In her death bed, trying to make up to Satellizer for not defending her from [[spoiler:her half-brother's physical and sexual abuse]], her mother gives her advice that sounds a LOT to what the "fandom feminists" demand from every single female character: "don't rely on others, don't show any 'weaknesses', never ever give up on any purpose you have, crush your enemies mercilessly so you'll always be the strongest." Did this help Satellizer "get over" her traumatic past? '''''NO.''''' She ''did'' become a very powerful, beautiful and smart SuperSoldier ActionGirl... but her mental issues became '''even worse''' and she ended up driving everyone away from her. Satellizer wasn't seen as [[GirlsNeedRoleModels a "strong female" and "good example for little girls"]], girls", but as a monster who hurt everyone mercilessly.
7th Nov '16 5:28:03 PM MsZephy7
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* ''Manga/ShamanKing'' has a deconstruction of PuritySue in Iron Maiden Jeanne. She is [[{{Moe}} very]] pretty, [[TheCutie cheerful]], [[ProperLady humble, soft-spoken]], [[GlassCannon immensely skilled as a Shaman]], [[HeroicAlbino willingly and happily subjects herself to horrible and constant torture]] [[AllLovingHero in the belief that her suffering will make others suffer less]] (there is a ''reason'' she is called [[ToThePain "Iron Maiden"]]), seems to make the world a brighter place [[WhenSheSmiles just by smiling]], and is immensely kind to [[spoiler: Lyserg Diethel]] when he becomes the NaiveNewcomer of her group. Oh, and she's a ruthless KnightTemplar who [[KickTheDog brutally tortures to death anyone who opposes her]], yet [[WellIntentionedExtremist doesn't do it out of]] [[ForTheEvulz pure malice]] but because she [[IDidWhatIHadToDo truly believes that's what she has to do]]. [[WhyDidYouMakeMeHitYou At least she seems sad about it...]]
** ''Shaman King'' also deconstructs VillainSue with Hao. The guy's clearly powerful enough to be one, he has a FreudianExcuse several characters acknowledge, he's related to one of the heroes, and killing him just means he'll be back stronger for the next Shaman Fight. It seems completely impossible for any of the good guys to stop Hao from becoming God and destroying the world. Yoh's solution? [[spoiler: Realizing that for all his power, Hao is still a lonely and miserable person under his calm, AffablyEvil facade. Rather than trying to defeat Hao with strength, Yoh and his friends reach out to him once Hao has attained the title of Shaman King to try and appeal to Hao's better nature. When ''every character in the series'' follows suit, Hao is completely caught off-guard and loses his resolve to destroy humanity, admitting defeat calmly and letting everyone go back to their lives. The epilogue indicates that the heroes do see where Hao was coming from when he was rejecting their worldview, but fortunately Hao mellowed out.]]



* Karina/Blue Rose from ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' deconstructs MsFanservice. She's marketed as a mix of FauxActionGirl (she does have [[AnIcePerson decent ice powers]], but her [[{{Stripperiffic}} fanservicy outfit]] puts serious hampers on her fighting and she doesn't have hand-to-hand training) and {{Romanticized Abuse}}r (people think she's a hot {{dominatrix}}, but she's ''as much'' a {{tsundere}})... and she hates it, due to how far her public image is from her real personality. Not to mention she doesn't even have much of a choice: her sponsors are the ones who choose the skimpy outfit, to start.



* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' deconstructs the IdiotHero: the main character's father, Nagi Springfield, is pretty much the WorldsStrongestMan, capable of defeating even the strongest opponents without breaking a sweat, and his usual reaction to any kind of enemy is to simply [[LeeroyJenkins charge head-on]] and beat it into submission. Which normally works for him, since he's so incredibly strong. However, he seems to be unable to think his way out of a situation, and he finds himself out of his playing field when faced with a problem that can't be solved by simply hitting it hard enough - for example, the impending destruction of the Magical World.



* ''Anime/MonsterRancher'' deconstructs AloofBigBrother in the form of Tiger and his younger brother Gray Wolf. Tiger wanted to toughen his brother up so often acted strict and harsh towards him. However, this treatment fed Gray Wolf's inferiority complex and insecurities and Moo [[MoreThanMindControl magnified it]] to full blown GreenEyedMonster proportions to the point Gray Wolf wanted to defeat and ''kill'' Tiger, much to Tiger's horror.



* In ''Manga/{{Noragami}}'', Yato is a ShamelessSelfPromoter but his desperation for clients is a result of [[spoiler: his innate fear of disappearing. He has few believers and a very unstable existence. He knows there is a very low chance of reincarnating like other gods if he were to die.]] Also, advertising himself as a delivery god is Yato's way of [[spoiler: breaking free from his "father" and his own past of killing others.]]
24th Oct '16 7:02:48 PM Gamermaster
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* Teana Lanster of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'' deconstructs IJustWantToBeSpecial by presenting the pressures felt by somebody who has mediocre talent in a group of elites. Being surrounded by people considered geniuses (Nanoha, Fate), people with rare skills (Hayate and Caro), and those with high latent potential (Erio and Subaru), she forces herself to work twice as hard because she feels the need to prove that she belongs to TheTeam (as well as to prove to the world that her brother's skills and by extension her skills are not worthless). When she fails or performs poorly, she punishes herself by working even harder due to her lack of confidence, eventually causing her to have a HeroicBSOD when she felt that her lack of talent was causing others trouble.

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* Teana Lanster of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'' ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'' deconstructs IJustWantToBeSpecial by presenting the pressures felt by somebody who has mediocre talent in a group of elites. Being surrounded by people considered geniuses (Nanoha, Fate), people with rare skills (Hayate and Caro), and those with high latent potential (Erio and Subaru), she forces herself to work twice as hard because she feels the need to prove that she belongs to TheTeam (as well as to prove to the world that her brother's skills and by extension her skills are not worthless). When she fails or performs poorly, she punishes herself by working even harder due to her lack of confidence, eventually causing her to have a HeroicBSOD when she felt that her lack of talent was causing others trouble.
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