History DeconstructedTrope / WesternAnimation

17th Jan '18 9:42:14 PM Nintendoman01
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** InAnotherMansShoes: In "[[Recap/TheAmazingWorldOfGumballS5E33TheWorst The Worst]]," the Wattersons all trade places for a day to see who has the worst life; [[spoiler:Nicole as a man, Gumball and Darwin as women, Richard as a child, and Anais as an adult. Inexplicably, not only does everyone else goes along with them, so does reality itself—to the point of Richard developing acne and Anais getting horrible back pain. While it gives them all some appreciation for the others' problems, the shortcoming of such an experience is pointed out: Gumball hastily declares that [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop everyone has things equally bad]], which Nicole points out is a terrible conclusion to reach.]]
4th Jan '18 11:48:49 PM Omniquestions
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSwanPrincess'' deconstructed ShesAllGrownUp. The Prince and the Princess were reluctant to have their marriage arranged since they were kids. They meet each other again as young adults and the Prince immediately consents to the marriage after seeing how beautiful the Princess had become. She is instead offended because he can't come up with a reason to marry her besides her beauty. [[IndecisiveDeconstruction Unfortunately, it's played straight afterwards for no given reason.]]
21st Nov '17 3:15:37 AM Vir
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** CartoonPhysics were also deconstructed in the infamous BizarroEpisode ''One + One = Ed'', featuring the Eds discovering all sorts of weird things, such as paper thin trees, eating the sun, messing with their outlines, etc.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' deconstructed ScareEmStraight. Marge was away and Bart & Homer weren't doing their chores so Lisa made them think they had leprosy to scare them into cleaning up their filth. Instead, Flanders shipped them off to a Hawaiian leper colony.

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** CartoonPhysics were also deconstructed in the infamous BizarroEpisode ''One "One + One = Ed'', Ed", featuring the Eds discovering all sorts of weird things, such as paper thin paper-thin trees, eating the sun, messing with their outlines, etc.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' deconstructed ScareEmStraight. Marge was away and Bart & Homer weren't doing their chores chores, so Lisa made them think they had leprosy to scare them into cleaning up their filth. Instead, Flanders shipped them off to a Hawaiian leper colony.
21st Nov '17 3:14:56 AM Vir
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* An episode of TheSimpsons deconstructed ScareEmStraight. Marge was away and Bart & Homer weren't doing their chores so Lisa made them think they had leprosy to scare them into cleaning up their filth. Instead, Flanders shipped them off to a Hawaiian leper colony.

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* An episode of TheSimpsons ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' deconstructed ScareEmStraight. Marge was away and Bart & Homer weren't doing their chores so Lisa made them think they had leprosy to scare them into cleaning up their filth. Instead, Flanders shipped them off to a Hawaiian leper colony.
21st Nov '17 3:13:20 AM Vir
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** "Sworn To The Sword" deconstructs Pearl's UndyingLoyalty to Rose Quartz, which led to Pearl jumping into battle to protect Rose without any concern for her safety, and despite her Gem regeneration meaning she could heal from that, she was implied to have frequently argued with Rose about doing so, especially when there was no reason to. She then tries to instill this way of thinking into Connie, who cannot regenerate like she can, even telling her that she doesn't matter as long as Steven is safe. Steven himself has a opposition to this similar to what Rose was implied to have, and in the end the two are able to find a balance by protecting each other.

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** "Sworn To The to the Sword" deconstructs Pearl's UndyingLoyalty to Rose Quartz, which led to Pearl jumping into battle to protect Rose without any concern for her safety, and despite her Gem regeneration meaning she could heal from that, she was implied to have frequently argued with Rose about doing so, especially when there was no reason to. She then tries to instill this way of thinking into Connie, who cannot regenerate like she can, even telling her that she doesn't matter as long as Steven is safe. Steven himself has a opposition to this similar to what Rose was implied to have, and in the end the two are able to find a balance by protecting each other.
21st Nov '17 3:12:43 AM Vir
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* ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'' deconstructs AlternateCharacterInterpretation and RealitySubtext. Ginger writes a poem titled "And She Was Gone" about a girl who is lonely and is implied to commit suicide. Her teachers immediately assume it's a cry for help and force Ginger to see the school psychologist. Her friends and classmates also have a similar reactions, which frustrates Ginger because it was just a story and had nothing to do with her life at all. It's pointed out that it's very easy to interpret someone's actions when we know very little about them but that it's almost impossible to know what someone else is truly thinking. Further emphasised by having Lois recognise it as just a good story - who knows Ginger better than her mother afterall?

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* ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'' deconstructs AlternateCharacterInterpretation and RealitySubtext. Ginger writes a poem titled "And She Was Gone" about a girl who is lonely and is implied to commit suicide. Her teachers immediately assume it's a cry for help and force Ginger to see the school psychologist. Her friends and classmates also have a similar reactions, which frustrates Ginger because it was just a story and had nothing to do with her life at all. It's pointed out that it's very easy to interpret someone's actions when we know very little about them but that it's almost impossible to know what someone else is truly thinking. Further emphasised by having Lois recognise it as just a good story - who knows Ginger better than her mother afterall?
21st Nov '17 2:29:17 AM Vir
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** The show also deconstructs the ParentalFavoritism trope with Olga. It shows the bad effects it can have on children who are favored a lot in their families. Because Olga's parents dote on her too much, they have set a lot of unrealistic expectations for Olga, causing her to become the neurotic perfectionist she is. Olga outright said that she wished that she was TheUnfavorite out of the two. She and her sister see each other as getting the "better deal". This shows that being the "favorite" child isn't all that cracked up to be and that parents should favor their children equally.

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** The show also deconstructs the ParentalFavoritism trope with Olga. It shows the bad effects it can have on children who are favored a lot in their families. Because Olga's parents dote on her too much, they have set a lot of unrealistic expectations for Olga, causing her to become the neurotic perfectionist she is. Olga outright said that she wished that she was TheUnfavorite TheUnfavourite out of the two. She and her sister see each other as getting the "better deal". This shows that being the "favorite" child isn't all that cracked up to be and that parents should favor their children equally.



** In the deceptively named episode “Deconstructing Arnold”, they seem to deconstruct AllLovingHero: When {{Tsundere}} Helga points out that Arnold is [[MoralGuardian always giving unsolicited advice to other kids]], [[StopHavingFunGuy spoiling their fun]], AndThatsTerrible. After every other kid (included best friend Gerald) agrees, Arnold decides to stop helping others. Then we discover… that Arnold is still the same good, happy kid. He’s not a BrokenMessiah or a MessiahCreep. [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor However, as expected, the kids' plans backfire and they need help in resolving them, only for Arnold to remind them that they didn't want his advice.]] [[LetsSeeYOUDoBetter They then go to Helga, whom she initially doesn't see the big deal and decides to give them advice]]. Helga being a JerkassWoobie only manages to make things worse for everybody, including herself, because everyone blames her for her ill advice. We discover that the kids' problems would be relatively easy to solve… if [[BeingGoodSucks they had the character to be able to do the right thing]],[[HumansAreBastards instead of the doing the easy thing,]] and Arnold wasn't AllLovingHero because he gave advice, he gave advice because he was an AllLovingHero, truly loving and caring for others and encouraging the kids to do the obvious, painful right thing, while Helga solution’s were not the best (most involved shifting the blame while one was just poorly thought out [[AnAesop and that never solves any problem.]] The tropes HumansAreFlawed and AllLovingHero was [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]] and [[ReconstructedTrope reconstructed]]. [[VetinariJobSecurity It results with Helga asking Arnold to be an]] AllLovingHero [[VetinariJobSecurity again]]. She even Lampsahdes that she's no good at giving advice and that they need him. The episode concludes with Arnold telling his friends the true advice they needed while Helga looked from afar, happy things we back to normal.

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** In the deceptively named episode “Deconstructing Arnold”, they seem to deconstruct AllLovingHero: When {{Tsundere}} Helga points out that Arnold is [[MoralGuardian always giving unsolicited advice to other kids]], [[StopHavingFunGuy spoiling their fun]], AndThatsTerrible. After every other kid (included best friend Gerald) agrees, Arnold decides to stop helping others. Then we discover… that Arnold is still the same good, happy kid. He’s not a BrokenMessiah or a MessiahCreep. [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor However, as expected, the kids' plans backfire and they need help in resolving them, only for Arnold to remind them that they didn't want his advice.]] [[LetsSeeYOUDoBetter They then go to Helga, whom she initially doesn't see the big deal and decides to give them advice]]. Helga being a JerkassWoobie only manages to make things worse for everybody, including herself, because everyone blames her for her ill advice. We discover that the kids' problems would be relatively easy to solve… if [[BeingGoodSucks they had the character to be able to do the right thing]],[[HumansAreBastards instead of the doing the easy thing,]] and Arnold wasn't AllLovingHero because he gave advice, he gave advice because he was an AllLovingHero, truly loving and caring for others and encouraging the kids to do the obvious, painful right thing, while Helga solution’s were not the best (most involved shifting the blame while one was just poorly thought out [[AnAesop and that never solves any problem.]] The tropes HumansAreFlawed and AllLovingHero was [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]] deconstructed and [[ReconstructedTrope reconstructed]]. [[VetinariJobSecurity It results with Helga asking Arnold to be an]] AllLovingHero [[VetinariJobSecurity again]]. She even Lampsahdes that she's no good at giving advice and that they need him. The episode concludes with Arnold telling his friends the true advice they needed while Helga looked from afar, happy things we back to normal.
8th Nov '17 6:24:52 AM Zeiram1990
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' deconstructed how a [[FreeRangeChildren A group of kids]] are able to travel around the world because, with a few exceptions, their parents are either dead or busy fighting a war. Many episodes discuss and show the toll this takes on them.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' deconstructed how a [[FreeRangeChildren A group of kids]] are able to travel around the world because, with a few exceptions, their parents are either dead or busy fighting a war. Many episodes discuss and show the toll this takes on them.
8th Nov '17 6:23:57 AM Zeiram1990
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' deconstructed the TransformationSequence in that Aang was actually left vulnerable when transforming into his Avatar State. His foes were fortunately too intimidated by the transformation to take advantage of this... until the season 2 finale, where Azula goes in for the kill during Aang's transformation. Subsequent transformations were instantanous, highlighting Aang's mastery of the Avatar State.
** [[FreeRangeChildren A group of kids]] are able to travel around the world because, with a few exceptions, their parents are either dead or busy fighting a war. Many episodes discuss and show the toll this takes on them.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' deconstructed the TransformationSequence in that Aang was actually left vulnerable when transforming into his Avatar State. His foes were fortunately too intimidated by the transformation to take advantage of this... until the season 2 finale, where Azula goes in for the kill during Aang's transformation. Subsequent transformations were instantanous, highlighting Aang's mastery of the Avatar State.
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how a [[FreeRangeChildren A group of kids]] are able to travel around the world because, with a few exceptions, their parents are either dead or busy fighting a war. Many episodes discuss and show the toll this takes on them.
29th Oct '17 3:16:51 PM MagiMecha
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** Harley Quinn deconstructs the PerkyFemaleMinion into CuteAndPsycho after helping the Joker torture Robin, showing us that she was just another psychopath. Batgirl conveniently forgets that the only one of Joker’s potential victims Harley defended in the series was [[HoYay Poison Ivy]] and Arkhan Asylum's inmates. Harley was perfectly okay with The Joker torturing and killing [[LongList Harvey Bullock, Charlie Collins, Sid the Squid, Carl Francis, Thomas Jackson, Batgirl's own father, Commissioner Gordon, etc...]]:

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** Harley Quinn deconstructs the PerkyFemaleMinion into CuteAndPsycho after helping the Joker torture Robin, showing us that she was just another psychopath. Batgirl conveniently forgets that the only one of Joker’s Joker’s potential victims Harley defended in the series was [[HoYay Poison Ivy]] and Arkhan Asylum's inmates. Harley was perfectly okay with The Joker torturing and killing [[LongList Harvey Bullock, Charlie Collins, Sid the Squid, Carl Francis, Thomas Jackson, Batgirl's own father, Commissioner Gordon, etc...]]:


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** "No Second Prances" ends up deconstructing DesignatedVillain - Twilight is more than willing to give Starlight Glimmer the benefit of the doubt and help her reform, but she is less than willing to accept The Great and Powerful Trixie as Starlight's first friend. Twilight tails and pretty much antagonizes Trixie, finally getting her to admit that she was Starlight's friend because she wanted to one up Twilight, but by that time, Trixie had ''genuinely'' came to accept Starlight as her friend and Twilight's demeanor nearly broke that friendship up.
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