History DeconstructedTrope / LiveActionTV

3rd Dec '17 8:01:40 AM JJHIL325
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** The final few episodes of Season 7 show a deconstruction of AsskickingEqualsAuthority; after losing faith in Buffy's leadership skills and methods, the Scoobies mutiny against her, force her out of her own house, and appoint Faith the new leader on the logic that, as the only other full-fledged Slayer, Faith is the most qualified for the job, despite Giles and Willow both having far more leadership experience than her. While things initially go well, Faith soon leads herself and several Potential Slayers into a DeathTrap, and they are only saved by Buffy's BigDamnHeroes moment.

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** The final few episodes of Season 7 show a deconstruction of AsskickingEqualsAuthority; after losing faith in Buffy's leadership skills and methods, the Scoobies mutiny against her, force her out of her own house, and appoint Faith the new leader on the logic that, as the only other full-fledged Slayer, Faith is the most qualified for the job, despite Giles and Willow both having far more leadership experience than her. While things initially go well, Faith soon leads herself and several Potential Slayers into a DeathTrap, and they are only saved by Buffy's BigDamnHeroes moment. The survivors even consider the whole ordeal as LaserGuidedKarma for turning against Buffy.
23rd Nov '17 8:43:19 AM Cameron178
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* ''Series/{{Cristela}]'' deconstructed DeadpanSnarker a few years back. In one episode, her niece was accused of bullying, and the whole family was evaluating each others' behaviour to see which one of them was being a bad influence on her. Toward the end of the episode, Cristela had an argument with a friend, during which she asked him why he didn't tell her something. When he responds by saying that she would have just made fun of him, [[HeelRealization she realizes that she is actually capable of hurting others with her wisecracks.]] She then explains to her niece that she just defaults to snarking as a defense mechanism in uncomfortable situations and has done so since childhood, but that isn't a good way to behave in general.

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* ''Series/{{Cristela}]'' ''Series/{{Cristela}}'' deconstructed DeadpanSnarker a few years back. In one episode, her niece was accused of bullying, and the whole family was evaluating each others' behaviour to see which one of them was being a bad influence on her. Toward the end of the episode, Cristela had an argument with a friend, during which she asked him why he didn't tell her something. When he responds by saying that she would have just made fun of him, [[HeelRealization she realizes that she is actually capable of hurting others with her wisecracks.]] She then explains to her niece that she just defaults to snarking as a defense mechanism in uncomfortable situations and has done so since childhood, but that isn't a good way to behave in general.
23rd Nov '17 8:42:44 AM Cameron178
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* ''Series/{{Cristela}]'' deconstructed DeadpanSnarker a few years back. In one episode, her niece was accused of bullying, and the whole family was evaluating each others' behaviour to see which one of them was being a bad influence on her. Toward the end of the episode, Cristela had an argument with a friend, during which she asked him why he didn't tell her something. When he responds by saying that she would have just made fun of him, [[HeelRealization she realizes that she is actually capable of hurting others with her wisecracks.]] She then explains to her niece that she just defaults to snarking as a defense mechanism in uncomfortable situations and has done so since childhood, but that isn't a good way to behave in general.
11th Nov '17 1:56:19 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* The ''[[Series/TheLoneGunmen Lone Gunmen]]'' episode "Like Water for Octane" deconstructed the PerpetualMotionMachine and related "free energy" conspiracy theories with a story about a man who actually built one (specifically, a car powered by water), which was supposedly suppressed by the energy industry in order to protect its profits. The big reveal of the episode is that the car's inventor destroyed it himself; having built it in order to save the world from pollution, he realized that freeing the world from its reliance on fossil fuels would merely kick its consumption of ''other'' resources into overdrive, leading to a new age of resource exploitation, suburban sprawl, and environmental destruction. The shadowy figures looking for the car? They wanted to put it into mass production in order to boost the economy (and their own wealth), not destroy it.

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* The ''[[Series/TheLoneGunmen Lone Gunmen]]'' episode "Like Water for Octane" deconstructed the PerpetualMotionMachine and related "free energy" conspiracy theories with a story about a man who actually built one (specifically, a car powered by water), which was supposedly suppressed by the energy industry in order to protect its profits. The big reveal of the episode is that the car's inventor destroyed it himself; having built it in order to save the world from pollution, he realized that freeing the world from its reliance on fossil fuels would merely kick its consumption of ''other'' resources into overdrive, leading to a new age of resource exploitation, suburban sprawl, and environmental destruction. The shadowy figures looking for the car? They wanted to put it into mass production in order to boost save the economy (and their own wealth), wealth) from the looming threat of [[PostPeakOil peak oil]], not destroy it.
10th Nov '17 7:26:54 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* The ''[[Series/TheLoneGunmen Lone Gunmen]]'' episode "Like Water for Octane" deconstructed the PerpetualMotionMachine and related "free energy" conspiracy theories with a story about a man who actually built one (specifically, a car powered by water), which was supposedly suppressed by the energy industry in order to protect its profits. The big reveal of the episode is that the car's inventor destroyed it himself; having built it in order to save the world from pollution, he realized that freeing the world from its reliance on fossil fuels would merely kick its consumption of ''other'' resources into overdrive, leading to a new age of resource exploitation, suburban sprawl, and environmental destruction. The shadowy figures looking for the car? They wanted to put it into mass production in order to boost the economy (and their own wealth), not destroy it.
18th Oct '17 10:11:55 AM Cameron178
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* ''Series/NCISLA'' brutally deconstructed ActionGirl in the eighth season, in terms of how it is seen as one's identity. During a mission, Kensi was badly injured and was put into a coma. When she finally awoke, she learned that she was crippled on one side of her body. She took up rehab therapy in the angriest way possible, lashing out at Deeks and her doctors nearly every chance she had. Meanwhile, she had to resentfully watch as her team temporarily moved on without her, as her replacements (Anna and Nell) proved to be more than up to the task. This led to a fantasy she had where she bested the two of them in a fight during a Christmas party, only to be greeted with cheers and hopes for her return in reality. Everyone stayed supportive of Kensi and wanted her to come back, whereas she was very afraid that she wouldn't recover in time and could be replaced very easily.

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* ''Series/NCISLA'' ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'' brutally deconstructed ActionGirl in the eighth season, in terms of how it is seen as one's identity. During a mission, Kensi was badly injured and was put into a coma. When she finally awoke, she learned that she was crippled on one side of her body. She took up rehab therapy in the angriest way possible, lashing out at Deeks and her doctors nearly every chance she had. Meanwhile, she had to resentfully watch as her team temporarily moved on without her, as her replacements (Anna and Nell) proved to be more than up to the task. This led to a fantasy she had where she bested the two of them in a fight during a Christmas party, only to be greeted with cheers and hopes for her return in reality. Everyone stayed supportive of Kensi and wanted her to come back, whereas she was very afraid that she wouldn't recover in time and could be replaced very easily.
18th Oct '17 10:11:14 AM Cameron178
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* ''Series/NCISLA'' brutally deconstructed ActionGirl in the eighth season, in terms of how it is seen as one's identity. During a mission, Kensi was badly injured and was put into a coma. When she finally awoke, she learned that she was crippled on one side of her body. She took up rehab therapy in the angriest way possible, lashing out at Deeks and her doctors nearly every chance she had. Meanwhile, she had to resentfully watch as her team temporarily moved on without her, as her replacements (Anna and Nell) proved to be more than up to the task. This led to a fantasy she had where she bested the two of them in a fight during a Christmas party, only to be greeted with cheers and hopes for her return in reality. Everyone stayed supportive of Kensi and wanted her to come back, whereas she was very afraid that she wouldn't recover in time and could be replaced very easily.
14th Oct '17 12:24:42 PM MsZephy7
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** Anytime an untrained bystander attempted to do [[BadassBystander something heroic or resolve the situation]], it either makes things worse or disrupt Team One's efforts to deescalate the situation, such as in "Grounded" where Parker would have been able to talk down the hostage takers if a passenger hadn't tried to be a hero.
27th Aug '17 5:16:32 PM Wyldchyld
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** Season 6 episode "Dead Things" consciously deconstructs the trope of MindControl by following it through to its unsettling conclusions. Led by [[StalkerWithACrush Warren]], the geeky Trio use a device to hypnotize Warren's ex-girlfriend into doing their bidding, even having her dressed up in a [[FetishFuel French maid's outfit]]. Jonathan and Andrew even giggle childishly about how cool the situation is ... until Warren takes his ex into another room and orders her to give him oral sex. She comes out of the trance, is utterly [[{{Squick}} squicked]] by what the Trio are doing and points out that it's ''rape''. [[spoiler: She is then killed by Warren in her attempt to escape the basement,]] and the Trio are sobered out of ever using their MindControl device again.

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** Season 6 episode "Dead Things" consciously deconstructs the trope of MindControl by following it through to its unsettling conclusions. Led by [[StalkerWithACrush Warren]], the geeky Trio use a device to hypnotize Warren's ex-girlfriend into doing their bidding, even having her dressed up in a [[FetishFuel French maid's outfit]].outfit. Jonathan and Andrew even giggle childishly about how cool the situation is ... until Warren takes his ex into another room and orders her to give him oral sex. She comes out of the trance, is utterly [[{{Squick}} squicked]] by what the Trio are doing and points out that it's ''rape''. [[spoiler: She is then killed by Warren in her attempt to escape the basement,]] and the Trio are sobered out of ever using their MindControl device again.
12th Jul '17 2:00:46 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' deconstructs the InvincibleVillain with Ramsay Snow. After five seasons of increasingly unlikely victories, it all falls apart for him near the end of season six. He's been unbeatable for so long [[SanitySlippage that he can't comprehend that he's losing until it's far too late]]. [[spoiler:Even after losing his entire army, Winterfell, getting his face bashed in by the vengeful Jon Snow, and being locked up in a cell and tied up in a chair at Sansa's mercy, he's ''still'' deluded enough to think he can find a way to win. [[OhCrap The reality of his loss and impending death only sinks in the moment his own starving hounds' fangs sink into his flesh.]]]]

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** The show
deconstructs the InvincibleVillain with Ramsay Snow. After five seasons of increasingly unlikely victories, it all falls apart for him near the end of season six. He's been unbeatable for so long [[SanitySlippage that he can't comprehend that he's losing until it's far too late]]. [[spoiler:Even after losing his entire army, Winterfell, getting his face bashed in by the vengeful Jon Snow, and being locked up in a cell and tied up in a chair at Sansa's mercy, he's ''still'' deluded enough to think he can find a way to win. [[OhCrap The reality of his loss and impending death only sinks in the moment his own starving hounds' fangs sink into his flesh.]]]]]]]]
** Tywin will go down as one of the great conquerors; a Four-Star Badass in war-time and a ReasonableAuthorityFigure in peace. It doesn't make him a nice person or mean that extremely PragmaticVillainy has a long shelf-life if you neglect the grassroots in the form of Tyrion, Cersei and Jaime.
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