History DeconstructedTrope / Webcomics

9th Jun '16 4:36:41 PM PixelKnight
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** It also deconstructs TrappedInAnotherWorld. More like the other world cultivates the players and their parental figures/role models, sends them off to another planet, then starts throwing meteors at the planet once the players have hit puberty. Winning the game is pretty much the only way they can go back to some semblance of a normal, happy life. [[spoiler: And the trolls don't even get that.]]
9th Jun '16 4:35:04 PM PixelKnight
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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' deconstructs KnightTemplar by making the religious zealot paladin almost completely incapable of accepting that she could be wrong, believing herself and her every action to be the work of the gods [[spoiler:even after she [[FallenHero loses her paladin powers]]. The god practically ''told'' her "No, get out!" and she still believes herself to be in their favour.]] It also explores the concept of AlwaysChaoticEvil in the case of Redcloak.
** Belkar deconstructs the TokenEvilTeammate. While his [[CardCarryingVillain gleefully evil ways]] were initially played for laughs, lately they've proven to have realistic consequences, both on the world in general and his relationship with the rest of the party.

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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' deconstructs KnightTemplar by making the religious zealot paladin almost completely incapable of accepting that she could be wrong, believing herself and her every action to be the work of the gods [[spoiler:even after she [[FallenHero loses her paladin powers]]. The god practically ''told'' her "No, what you're doing is wrong, get out!" and she still believes herself to be in their favour.]] It also explores the concept of AlwaysChaoticEvil in the case of Redcloak.
** Belkar deconstructs the TokenEvilTeammate. While his [[CardCarryingVillain gleefully evil ways]] were initially played for laughs, lately they've proven to have realistic consequences, both on the world in general and his relationship with the rest of the party. [[spoiler:In the afterlife, Roy gets a serious ding on his record because he's Belkar's leader, making him responsible for Belkar's actions. and not just killing him.]]
26th Apr '16 12:06:47 PM GlassRain
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* ''Webcomic/AwfulHospital'' deconstructs the InteractiveComic trope itself. The readers suggesting commands are not abstractions and are very real and powerful beings of an unknown nature according to WordOfGod. After so many people tell Fern to [[CrackPairing seduce Harmburger]], for example, it actually happens very briefly against her will
23rd Feb '16 7:24:14 AM VVK
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** [[spoiler: More ingenious yet, one of the Doctor's original clones, that actually had his intelligence, did this, invoking the law, and killing all the stupid clones. THE REAL Doctor McNinja invoked this law by staying hidden all the time, so that after his farmer-clone and Franz finished off the rest, he was the most über ninja present. SHAZAM.]]
10th Feb '16 12:34:02 PM MrInitialMan
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* WebComic/{{SSDD}} deconstructs a number of sex tropes, such as:
** {{Polyamory}}: The relationship between Richard, Red, and Anne falls apart in a hurry
** BiggerIsBetterInBed: Richard is so well-hung that Anne has to be careful when she has sex with him.
** TheCasanova: [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20160210.html Richard enjoys his conquests less and less]].
21st Jan '16 6:58:38 PM nombretomado
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** Oasis is a deconstruction of the MagicalGirlfriend. If you chose the right elements, you could describe her in a way that sounded exactly like, say, ''SteelAngelKurumi''. Basically, she's a gorgeous, super-human killer accidentally brainwashed to be "in love" with Torg. She's both a very tragic and intentionally shallow character, and a major threat to the protagonists as well as the main reason Torg can't be together with someone he really loves.

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** Oasis is a deconstruction of the MagicalGirlfriend. If you chose the right elements, you could describe her in a way that sounded exactly like, say, ''SteelAngelKurumi''.''Anime/SteelAngelKurumi''. Basically, she's a gorgeous, super-human killer accidentally brainwashed to be "in love" with Torg. She's both a very tragic and intentionally shallow character, and a major threat to the protagonists as well as the main reason Torg can't be together with someone he really loves.
30th Sep '15 9:34:09 AM Anarquistador
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* Dora Bianchi of ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' is a Deconstruction of the EthicalSlut. She's pansexual and open-minded about all kinds of practices...because her crippling insecurities and trust issues, stemming from a long string of past relationships marked by infidelity and mistreatment, prevent her from having any kind of long-term meaningful relationships. The merest hint of her current romantic partner getting any kind of attention from another person, or the merest possibility of being cheated on, will cause her to explode, and either end the relationship or start pre-emptively mistreating her partner to the point where they end it. It gets so bad at one point that one of her friends advises her to seek professional help...which ''does'' seem to be having a positive effect.

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* Dora Bianchi of ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' is a Deconstruction of the EthicalSlut. She's pansexual and open-minded about all kinds of practices...because her crippling varied insecurities and trust issues, stemming from a long string of past relationships marked by infidelity and mistreatment, prevent her from having any kind of long-term meaningful relationships.relationships. Having grown up in the shadow of her BrilliantButLazy brother, she has a serious inferiority complex and crippling trust issues, which she hides by putting on a tough-as-nails front. She will cut friends and loved ones out of her life with very little provocation, and will hold a grudge for much longer than is healthy. The merest hint of her current romantic partner getting any kind of attention from another person, or the merest possibility of being cheated on, will cause her to explode, and either end the relationship or start pre-emptively mistreating her partner to the point where they end it. It gets so bad at one point that one of her friends advises her to seek professional help...which ''does'' seem to be having a positive effect.
8th Mar '15 7:39:04 AM TheUnsquished
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* ''{{Homestuck}}'' manages to deconstruct the classic ResetButton way of getting a situation hopelessly back on track. [[spoiler: The Scratch, once initiated, resets a session - and all the factors that went into it. Including the character's lives, memories, interests, what have you. Suddenly what seems a sure-fire way to salvage their game seems like a really bad idea.]] And that's before we find out that [[spoiler: the Scratch is essentially a DealWithTheDevil. Let's just say Alternia wasn't always a DeathWorld and leave it at that.]]

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* ''{{Homestuck}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' manages to deconstruct the classic ResetButton way of getting a situation hopelessly back on track. [[spoiler: The Scratch, once initiated, resets a session - and all the factors that went into it. Including the character's lives, memories, interests, what have you. Suddenly what seems a sure-fire way to salvage their game seems like a really bad idea.]] And that's before we find out that [[spoiler: the Scratch is essentially a DealWithTheDevil. Let's just say Alternia wasn't always a DeathWorld and leave it at that.]]



* ''{{Megatokyo}}'' is a not-so-subtle example of this trope when applied to the harem genre; more precisely, what happens when a [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent standard male lead]] gets an UnwantedHarem and what does it really mean to deal with a BrokenBird as a part of your harem (yes, dealing with real, severe psychological issues, not the ones you can see in standard harem works).

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* ''{{Megatokyo}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Megatokyo}}'' is a not-so-subtle example of this trope when applied to the harem genre; more precisely, what happens when a [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent standard male lead]] gets an UnwantedHarem and what does it really mean to deal with a BrokenBird as a part of your harem (yes, dealing with real, severe psychological issues, not the ones you can see in standard harem works).



* ''NanasEverydayLife'' starts off as a [[CrossesTheLineTwice Cross The Line Twice]], BreakTheCutie and [[BlackComedyRape Rape Her Regularily]] BlackComedy SadistShow until it eventually deconstructed BlackComedy as a whole by [[CerebusSyndrome upping the blackness]] to [[TearJerker heart wrenching]] levels and providing punchlines that only further served to highlight [[DudeNotFunny how utterly fucked up]] the "joke" really was.

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* ''NanasEverydayLife'' ''Webcomic/NanasEverydayLife'' starts off as a [[CrossesTheLineTwice Cross The Line Twice]], BreakTheCutie and [[BlackComedyRape Rape Her Regularily]] BlackComedy SadistShow until it eventually deconstructed BlackComedy as a whole by [[CerebusSyndrome upping the blackness]] to [[TearJerker heart wrenching]] levels and providing punchlines that only further served to highlight [[DudeNotFunny how utterly fucked up]] the "joke" really was.



* Dora Bianchi of Webcomic/QuestionableContent is a Deconstruction of the EthicalSlut. She's pansexual and open-minded about all kinds of practices...because her crippling insecurities and trust issues, stemming from a long string of past relationships marked by infidelity and mistreatment, prevent her from having any kind of long-term meaningful relationships. The merest hint of her current romantic partner getting any kind of attention from another person, or the merest possibility of being cheated on, will cause her to explode, and either end the relationship or start pre-emptively mistreating her partner to the point where they end it. It gets so bad at one point that one of her friends advises her to seek professional help...which ''does'' seem to be having a positive effect.

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* Dora Bianchi of Webcomic/QuestionableContent ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' is a Deconstruction of the EthicalSlut. She's pansexual and open-minded about all kinds of practices...because her crippling insecurities and trust issues, stemming from a long string of past relationships marked by infidelity and mistreatment, prevent her from having any kind of long-term meaningful relationships. The merest hint of her current romantic partner getting any kind of attention from another person, or the merest possibility of being cheated on, will cause her to explode, and either end the relationship or start pre-emptively mistreating her partner to the point where they end it. It gets so bad at one point that one of her friends advises her to seek professional help...which ''does'' seem to be having a positive effect.
10th Jan '14 9:20:36 AM LeaderVladimir
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*** [[spoiler:[[WordOfGod Rich Burlew]] goes one step further by revealing [[http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=318550&page=4 in the forum]] that being GenreSavvy and a capable fighter are Tarquin's only real talents. He is not the experienced military leader everyone thought he was and his teammates find his genre savviness annoying and treat him in the same way the Order of the Stick treats Elan. If anything, Tarquin comes off as a huge TakeThat against Genre Savvy villains.]]
27th Nov '13 10:57:44 AM Anarquistador
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* Dora Bianchi of Webcomic/QuestionableContent is a Deconstruction of the EthicalSlut. She's pansexual and open-minded about all kinds of practices...because her crippling insecurities and trust issues, stemming from a long string of past relationships marked by infidelity and mistreatment, prevent her from having any kind of long-term meaningful relationships. The merest hint of her current romantic partner getting any kind of attention from another person, or the merest possibility of being cheated on, will cause her to explode and put an end to the relationship. It gets so bad at one point that one of her friends advises her to seek professional help...which ''does'' seem to be having a positive effect.

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* Dora Bianchi of Webcomic/QuestionableContent is a Deconstruction of the EthicalSlut. She's pansexual and open-minded about all kinds of practices...because her crippling insecurities and trust issues, stemming from a long string of past relationships marked by infidelity and mistreatment, prevent her from having any kind of long-term meaningful relationships. The merest hint of her current romantic partner getting any kind of attention from another person, or the merest possibility of being cheated on, will cause her to explode explode, and put an either end the relationship or start pre-emptively mistreating her partner to the relationship.point where they end it. It gets so bad at one point that one of her friends advises her to seek professional help...which ''does'' seem to be having a positive effect.
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