History DeconstructedTrope / AnimeAndManga

4th Sep '17 8:29:02 PM Peteman
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** More recent events have given us a brutal Deconstruction of BecomingTheMask. [[spoiler: Reiner Braun's attachment to the others, and guilt over his actions as TheMole cause him to begin suffering dissociative episodes because on some level, he would rather be the human soldier he's been pretending to be the whole time. He later angrily declares that ThatManIsDead.]]

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** More recent events have given us a brutal Deconstruction of BecomingTheMask. [[spoiler: Reiner Braun's attachment to the others, and guilt over his actions as TheMole cause him to begin suffering dissociative episodes because on some level, he would rather be the human soldier he's been pretending to be the whole time. He later angrily declares that ThatManIsDead.]]



* ''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.

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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.
23rd Jul '17 2:00:35 PM nombretomado
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* ''Anime/ParanoiaAgent''. Oh, ''Anime/ParanoiaAgent''. Firstly, it deconstructs Japan's love of [[{{Kawaisa}} cute things and youthfulness]] by showing how crazy people can get over an adorable mascot [[spoiler:that's potentially an adorable EldritchAbomination]]. And then it seems to deconstruct a Characterization Trope with every episode. To wit:

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* ''Anime/ParanoiaAgent''. Oh, ''Anime/ParanoiaAgent''. Firstly, it deconstructs Japan's love of [[{{Kawaisa}} [[{{UsefulNotes/Kawaisa}} cute things and youthfulness]] by showing how crazy people can get over an adorable mascot [[spoiler:that's potentially an adorable EldritchAbomination]]. And then it seems to deconstruct a Characterization Trope with every episode. To wit:
13th Jun '17 9:11:26 PM tropermia
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** The King of Midland deconstructs the "king who believes in merit over birth" archetype by wanting to have [[spoiler: sex with his own ''daughter'']], wants Griffith to become King so that he can be relieved of the loneliness of the throne, and has alienated his wife.

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** The King of Midland deconstructs the "king who believes in merit over birth" "TheGoodKing" archetype by wanting which he was until it was revealed that he wanted to have [[spoiler: sex with his own ''daughter'']], wants Griffith to become King so that he can be relieved of the loneliness of the throne, and has alienated his wife.wife.
** He also deconstructs PapaWolf since he had [[spoiler: Griffith]] imprisoned and horrifically tortured and tried to wipe out [[spoiler: the band of hawk]]
** TheCaligula: as a result of his fixation of wanting destroy the Band of the Hawk along with his SanitySlippage he begins to neglect his duties as a king. When he is [[spoiler: near death, enemy forces invade]].



*** Griffith further deconstructs TheChosenOne. He was made into a hero of prophesy who would deliver Midland from evil, or rather the Kushan Empire led by the apostle emperor, Ganishka. The thing is, the forces that made him the hero are the exact same ones that created his antagonist and the conflict he's supposed to stop. In this, Griffith is not so much a hero as he is an actor knowingly playing his part.

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*** ** Griffith further deconstructs TheChosenOne. He was made into a hero of prophesy who would deliver Midland from evil, or rather the Kushan Empire led by the apostle emperor, Ganishka. The thing is, the forces that made him the hero are the exact same ones that created his antagonist and the conflict he's supposed to stop. In this, Griffith is not so much a hero as he is an actor knowingly playing his part. Also each Apostle is give a Behelit, white requires a sacrifice of usually one person closest to them
** TheChosenMany in to become a Godhand requires TheChosenOne to sacrifice many people closest to him. This if what [[spoiler: Griffith]] does to [[spoiler: the Band of the Hawk]] during the eclipse.


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** Being a MasterSwordsman will note neccesarly insure a soldier's survival in battle. As Guts explains while training Isidro that many skilled swordsmen have been killed in battle due to being [[ZergRush outnumbered by lesser soldiers]] trying to make a name for himself.
** Guts and Griffith deconstruct the NobleMale,RoguishMale: Griffith is "noble" male who maintains the [[VillainWithGoodPublicity public persona]] as being a well spoken and [[WickedCultured cultured]] charismatic leader as well a PrettyBoy KnightInShiningArmor; Privately he's cares nothing for his comrades and sees everybody as tools to acquire his dreams. Guts is the "Roguish" male who is not a people person as wells as being seen as a brute with a FaceOfAThug. Even though he is generally gruff around people, he deeply cares for his friends and will go to great lengths to protect them.
27th Apr '17 8:13:42 AM MsZephy7
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** The villain Twice's MesACrowd ability shows the darker side of the superpower. All of his clones share his superpower, personality and memories so they don't like being ordered around, believing themselves to be the original. When various clones were created, they all claimed to be - and tried to take over - as the one and only Twice. The current Twice is the only one who survives the fight between the clones and isn't even sure if he is the original.
23rd Apr '17 7:01:10 PM WiseMan23753
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* ''Anime/CrossAnge'' provides a deconstruction of tropes:
** WorldOfActionGirls: The girls are Arzenal are technically slaves with delicate equipment very little time outside of combat. Moreover, these people UsedToBeASweetKid until they were apprehended by society and heartlessly tortured by their senior officials until they were comparable to an EmptyShell.
** TheMagocracy: Everyone has powers, but what about those without them, especially if they're the minority? Treat them like sub-human monsters and terrorists, of course! [[spoiler:And once they lose their power, the society itself immediately falls into chaos.]]
** Even anti-war themes prevalent in the ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' franchise are deconstructed. Sure the world ''seems'' united, resources are plentiful, and wars are obsolete. But without existing enemies or experience in true war, the Mana society fell into utter complacency. [[spoiler:When an invasion comes to their doorstep, they're helpless to stop them.]]
15th Apr '17 5:44:14 PM MagBas
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* For the heroine of a ''very'' idealistic show, Sora from ''Anime/KaleidoStar'' deconstructs NaiveEverygirl and PuritySue, by facing crippling losses and rejection ''from the beginning'' and having to work hard for both respect and technical prowess... ''without'' becoming cynical.

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* For the heroine of a ''very'' idealistic show, Sora from ''Anime/KaleidoStar'' deconstructs NaiveEverygirl and PuritySue, NaiveEverygirl, by facing crippling losses and rejection ''from the beginning'' and having to work hard for both respect and technical prowess... ''without'' becoming cynical.



** Sora's rival from the second season May Wong is a deconstruction of TsundereSue. She plays it straight at first, getting away with lots of behavior that she shouldn't due to her sheer talent -- but soon she [[BreakTheHaughty has her mindset and dreams COMPLETELY smashed]] by the same person she had seemingly charmed before. From then on, she has to re-learn how to do things on-stage and change her attitude...
14th Apr '17 7:41:13 PM Blazer
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** ''Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods deconstructs two tropes of its own:
*** AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Goku faces and battles Beerus, the God of Destruction. Despite gaining the powers of a Super Saiyan God, he can't beat Beerus. Even worse, Beerus is just one of ''twelve gods'' and his servant Whis is ''stronger than Beerus''. Goku is hit with the CantCatchUp trope that hit all of his friends with his own power.
*** PowerOfFriendship: Goku obtains the Super Saiyan God form through the power of five other Saiyans, but privately admits to Beerus that he ''hates'' it -- one of Goku's defining traits is that there are certain things he wants to handle or accomplish on his own and Super Saiyan God was something that he could never do without the help of others, which frustrates him.
13th Apr '17 2:20:16 PM MagBas
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** Not to mention, fiction with a PuritySue-like main character has her almost effortlessly charming everyone and getting her goals almost immediately or with few effort. Sora is actually rejected by almost all her peers for having gotten an extra part in a show despite not being a actual Stage member (she failed to show up to the audition, even if it wasn't really her fault) which either makes them envious or mistake her as a suck-up, despite being very physically fit she's ''completely'' unprepared to handle the hard work and stress of being in the Stage itself, and she has to work ''extremely'' hard to actually earn he place in the crew.



** Clovis is the DesignatedVillain deconstructed. He is remembered by the royal family as a good son and brother ([[ChivalrousPervert if a bit quirky]]), but his atrocities overshadow his good traits.



** On a wider scale, the show could be a deconstruction of shonen anime in general; an attractive (read: FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon), intelligent (read: ManipulativeBastard) teenage boy with a strong sense of justice (read: BlackAndWhiteInsanity) gains a special power (read: ArtifactOfDeath) and a spirit/animal companion (read: God of Death), then goes on a quest to save the world (read: crush the criminal machine [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans by any means necessary]]), against a WorthyOpponent rival (read: SympatheticInspectorAntagonist) and accompanied by a doting GenkiGirl girlfriend (read: [[MadLove Mad Loving]] {{Yandere}}). Everything that could go wrong with the basic premise of shonen ''goes wrong here''.



* In ''Manga/BunnyDrop'', Rin deconstructs EmotionlessGirl and possibly SugarAndIcePersonality, as she looks so unemotional that her relatives get [[CreepyChild terribly uncomfortable]] and, when her elderly father dies and her mother disappears, no one but male lead Dankichi wants to take her in.

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* In ''Manga/BunnyDrop'', Rin deconstructs EmotionlessGirl and possibly SugarAndIcePersonality, EmotionlessGirl, as she looks so unemotional that her relatives get [[CreepyChild terribly uncomfortable]] and, when her elderly father dies and her mother disappears, no one but male lead Dankichi wants to take her in.



* One AlternateCharacterInterpretation of Saito Hiraga from ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero'' suggests that his creepy pervert ways show how a normal hormonal teenage male thrust into a... bountiful fantasy realm will really act.
** 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. 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, 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[[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.]]
--> Saito: “Listen, you! [[spoiler: How long can I keep telling ‘I love you’ to a girl who does not return my feelings?!]] I should be getting a medal for this!”]



* Queen Maria Pia Armonia is ''[[Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam Victory Gundam]]'''s deconstruction of PuritySue. She is a beautiful woman with amazing PsychicPowers that include HealingHands and [[TheEmpath empathy]] among others, the leaderess of the powerful Zanscare Empire and a very charismatic and loved-by-everyone holy woman... but she's few more than a figurehead of the Zanscare military, which uses her to seize power on Earth and the colonies. Maria is VERY unhappy about it, but has lost all hope of grasping any power to change her cruel situation, thus she doesn't do anything to stop it as she believes it's useless.



* The new season of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', ''Black and White'', deconstructs what normally happens in the early seasons. For one, Iris doesn't get her bike destroyed, Team Rocket no longer blasts off, and they start to act more competent then they were in the SeasonalRot episodes. And, they're more successful in their jobs then before.
** It also deconstructs [[GoldfishPoopGang Team Rocket]] normally [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption failing]] at capturing Pokemon, that is until they TookALevelInBadass.

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* The new season of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', ''Black and White'', deconstructs what normally happens in the early seasons. For one, Iris doesn't get her bike destroyed, Team Rocket no longer blasts off, and they start to act more competent then they were in the SeasonalRot episodes. And, they're more successful in their jobs then before.
** It also deconstructs [[GoldfishPoopGang Team Rocket]] normally [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption failing]] at capturing Pokemon, that is until they TookALevelInBadass.
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5th Apr '17 3:48:04 PM MsZephy7
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** The IWorkAlone mindset is deconstructed through Shishikura, Todoroki, Bakugou and Yoarashi during Hero License Exam, believing that they could use their powers better by themselves. [[spoiler: They all failed the exam with the explanation that their inability to work together is damaging to the generation of heroes focused on unity and teamwork that they wanted to create to compensate for All Might's retirement.]]
28th Mar '17 11:17:22 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* ''Anime/AnoHanaTheFlowerWeSawThatDay'' takes apart DeathOfTheHypotenuse. Back when they were children, Anaru liked Jintan and Tsuruko liked Yukiatsu, but both boys liked Menma and the girls, despite caring for Menma, felt that they couldn't compete with her. Menma's untimely death, only made things worse for all of them, since such a tragedy ''tore the group apart'' and showed that, in reality, the demise of "the person in between a hook-up" does NOT equal to the others getting together: the guys got so broken (and Jintan already had his own issues) that no girl in their eyes can match the very high standard that Menma had left, with Jintan becoming a {{hikikomori}} and Yukiatsu both considering Anaru as a prospect "back-up girlfriend" (and neither she opr Tsuruko, understandably, are happy with that) [[spoiler: and wearing dresses similar to those Menma used to wear]].

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* ''Anime/AnoHanaTheFlowerWeSawThatDay'' takes apart DeathOfTheHypotenuse.DeathOfTheHypotenuse and PuritySue.
** In regards to the first...
Back when they were children, Anaru liked Jintan and Tsuruko liked Yukiatsu, but both boys liked Menma and the girls, despite caring for Menma, felt that they couldn't compete with her. Menma's untimely death, only made things worse for all of them, since such a tragedy ''tore the group apart'' and showed that, in reality, the demise of "the person in between a hook-up" does NOT equal to the others getting together: the guys got so broken (and Jintan already had his own issues) that no girl in their eyes can match the very high standard that Menma had left, with Jintan becoming a {{hikikomori}} and Yukiatsu both considering Anaru as a prospect "back-up girlfriend" (and neither she opr nor Tsuruko, understandably, are happy with that) [[spoiler: and wearing dresses similar to those Menma used to wear]].wear]].
** In regard to the second... Not only was Menma ridiculously pure and innocent (and kinda ditzy) because she died as a child and thus got mentally/emotionally stuck as a little girl forever, but it's made brutally clear [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter how much pressure that kind of character would put on her friends]]: as said above Tsuruko and Anaru remember Menma fondly but are also jealous and resentful of her because she (unintentionally) left an insanely high standard for them to meet when she kicked it; Jintan and Yukiatsu are very screwed up due to still loving her for a long time after her death, with Jintan unable to function in social situations and Yukiatsu cultivating an unhealthy obsession; and Poppo constantly has to put on a happy face in order to interact with others [[spoiler:due to his guilt after not being able to save her life]].
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