History DeconstructedTrope / AnimeAndManga

15th Nov '17 10:56:58 AM MotiveFan
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*** In the second movie ''Anime/{{Pokemon 2000}}'', it breaks down one of Pokemon's core themes, which is GottaCatchThemAll. Lawrence III captures legendary Pokemon as mere trophies and sees them as a means to an end.

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*** In the second movie ''Anime/{{Pokemon 2000}}'', it breaks down one of Pokemon's core themes, which is GottaCatchThemAll. Lawrence III captures legendary Pokemon as mere trophies and sees them as a means to an end. Not only is his imprisonment heartless, [[TheProblemWithFightingDeath his lack of regard for the consequences of capturing such powerful Pokemon screws everyone over, including himself.]]
15th Nov '17 6:26:20 AM GlitteringFlowers
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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 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 deconstruction of the latter two tropes. [[spoiler: Sometimes, children and teenagers who have been sexually abused have oversexed behavior patterns - this turns out to be the explanation behind Rin Kokonoe's behavior.]]
14th Nov '17 3:39:24 PM DragonRanger
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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' :
** In the second movie ''Anime/{{Pokemon 2000}}'', it breaks down one of Pokemon's core themes, which is GottaCatchThemAll. Lawrence III captures legendary Pokemon as mere trophies and sees them as a means to an end.
** The concept of the HeroicSecondWind and DesperationAttack is deconstructed by Paul and Chimchar by asking one simple question: how do you help someone perfect a technique that they can only use when near death? Unfortunately, since the first step is "make them nearly dead", the situation quickly becomes abusive and appalling.
** Alain deconstructs ToBeAMaster. He's basically a character who focuses on the idea of being the strongest, and he loses so much doing so that he ends up looking a lot less happy than Ash who doesn't drive towards the idea as strongly.

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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' :
''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'':
** In [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} the anime]]:
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In the second movie ''Anime/{{Pokemon 2000}}'', it breaks down one of Pokemon's core themes, which is GottaCatchThemAll. Lawrence III captures legendary Pokemon as mere trophies and sees them as a means to an end.
** *** The concept of the HeroicSecondWind and DesperationAttack is deconstructed by Paul and Chimchar by asking one simple question: how do you help someone perfect a technique that they can only use when near death? Unfortunately, since the first step is "make them nearly dead", the situation quickly becomes abusive and appalling.
** *** Alain deconstructs ToBeAMaster. He's basically a character who focuses on the idea of being the strongest, and he loses so much doing so that he ends up looking a lot less happy than Ash who doesn't drive towards the idea as strongly.strongly.
** Black from ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' is a deconstruction of a typical shonen hero by combining two common typical shonen tropes: ToBeAMaster and TheChosenOne. Black has a one track mind when it comes to beating the Pokemon League, which means he SacrificedBasicSkillForAwesomeTraining and has NoSocialSkills, leading to situations where he doesn't notice when he causes trouble for other people. He is ''so'' single-minded that when he's apparently chosen to awaken Reshiram, he becomes pissed that his new status (which involves ''saving Unova'') interferes with his goals. His conflicting priorities messing with his head, which is unused to such turmoil, lead to the point where [[spoiler: Reshiram refuses to appear before him just yet and his Munna leaves him as it can no longer feed on his dreams. It isn't until he discovers that his childhood friend was mindraped and his love interest is kidnapped that he finally gets the proper resolve]].
*** In the same arc, Bianca is a relatively light deconstruction of her game counterpart; with her father constantly chasing after her, she never gets a chance to make any kind of progress during her journey, further feeding into her self-esteem issues.



* Black from ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' is a deconstruction of a typical shonen hero by combining two common typical shonen tropes: ToBeAMaster and TheChosenOne. Black has a one track mind when it comes to beating the Pokemon League, which means he SacrificedBasicSkillForAwesomeTraining and has NoSocialSkills, leading to situations where he doesn't notice when he causes trouble for other people. He is ''so'' single-minded that when he's apparently chosen to awaken Reshiram, he becomes pissed that his new status (which involves ''saving Unova'') interferes with his goals. His conflicting priorities messing with his head, which is unused to such turmoil, lead to the point where [[spoiler: Reshiram refuses to appear before him just yet and his Munna leaves him as it can no longer feed on his dreams. It isn't until he discovers that his childhood friend was mindraped and his love interest is kidnapped that he finally gets the proper resolve]].
** In the same arc, Bianca is a relatively light deconstruction of her game counterpart; with her father constantly chasing after her, she never gets a chance to make any kind of progress during her journey, further feeding into her self-esteem issues.
7th Nov '17 4:34:04 PM MsZephy7
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** EasilyForgiven is deconstructed through Big Mom. When she was little, her caretaker Mother Caramel forgave her for every little wrong she did, even if Big Mom accidentally caused trouble with her monstrous strength (like murdering someone) or with her eating habits instead of properly disciplining her. This would cause the adult Big Mom to have a very warped sense of right and wrong.
31st Oct '17 9:24:17 AM MsZephy7
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* In ''Anime/HaloLegends'', an injured [[spoiler: Daisy]] tells their team to leave them behind when they have already boarded a Pelican and are surrounded by the Covenant. They refused, saying NoOneGetsLeftBehind. The Pelican is then blown up, killing the entire team, as well as [[spoiler: Daisy]], the person they stayed behind for.
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.]]
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