History DeconstructedTrope / WesternAnimation

10th Aug '16 6:55:23 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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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. Unfortunately, it's played straight afterwards for no given reason.

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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.]]
10th Aug '16 6:49:58 PM AHI-3000
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** TheCowl is deconstructed because Batman is so completely dedicated to his mission, the Batfamily members and Harley [[GrowingUpSucks want to grow up, have families, much more of life that playing an infinite]] CycleOfRevenge and let him LonelyAtTheTop. The disturbing conclusion is that the only relationship that ever worked for Batman was the FoeRomanceSubtext he had with The Joker. As we see at the page quote, Joker was truly special for Batman: He was the only one capable of accepting Batman as the {{Determinator}}.

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** TheCowl is deconstructed because Batman is so completely dedicated to his mission, the Batfamily members and Harley [[GrowingUpSucks want to grow up, have families, have much more of life that than playing an infinite]] CycleOfRevenge and let him be LonelyAtTheTop. The disturbing conclusion is that the only relationship that ever worked for Batman was the FoeRomanceSubtext he had with The Joker. As we see at the page quote, Joker was truly special for Batman: He was the only one capable of accepting Batman as the {{Determinator}}.
10th Aug '16 6:48:56 PM AHI-3000
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** The New Batman admits that ComicBook/TheJoker is a successful supervillain, but a pathetic comedian: he never made Batmanís laugh, nor corrupt or break him. He never was AffablyEvil, just FauxAffablyEvil. And maybe the clearer proof that The Joker is a mediocre comic is that he cannot deal with the natural enemy of a comedian: ''TheHeckler''.

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** The New new Batman (Terry [=McGinnis=]) admits that ComicBook/TheJoker is a successful supervillain, but a pathetic comedian: he never made Batmanís Batman laugh, nor corrupt or break him. He never was AffablyEvil, just FauxAffablyEvil. And maybe the clearer proof that The Joker is a mediocre comic is that he cannot deal with the natural enemy of a comedian: ''TheHeckler''.
10th Aug '16 6:47:22 PM AHI-3000
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* The KidHero trope is deconstructed in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker''. Being a youngster who fights evil won't spare you from [[spoiler: the torture and brainwashing Mind Rape you'll receive once you end up in the claws of a sadistic, murderous, amorally psychopath. If you ''do'' survive it, you'll completely lose your sanity, it will take years of therapy to cure you, and you've to live with PTSD through the rest of your life. Though Tim was actually not regretful of it until the Joker began influencing him in his attempt to take over.]]
-->'''Timothy Drake (as an adult):''' ''Fun and games. Boy wonder playing hero. Fighting off bad guys and no one ever gets... [[spoiler: oh god. I killed him. I didn't mean to. I tried so hard to forget. But I still hear the shot. Still see the dead smile. Every night the dreams get stronger... he's there when I sleep. Whispering! Laughing! Telling me that I'm as bad as he is! We're both the same!'' (though his 'dreams' are actually the result of the Joker placing a chip on him before he died in an attempt to take over Tim.]]

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* The KidHero trope is deconstructed in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker''. Being a youngster who fights evil won't spare you from [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the torture and brainwashing Mind Rape MindRape you'll receive once you end up in the claws of a sadistic, murderous, amorally amoral psychopath. If you ''do'' survive it, you'll completely lose your sanity, it will take years of therapy to cure you, and you've you have to live with PTSD through the rest of your life. Though Tim was actually not regretful of it until the Joker began influencing him in his attempt to take over.]]
-->'''Timothy Drake (as an adult):''' ''Fun Fun and games. Boy wonder playing hero. Fighting off bad guys and no one ever gets... [[spoiler: oh [[spoiler:Oh god. I killed him. I didn't mean to. I tried so hard to forget. But I still hear the shot. Still see the dead smile. Every night the dreams get stronger... he's He's there when I sleep. Whispering! Laughing! Telling me that I'm as bad as he is! We're both the same!'' (though same!]] [[note]]Though his 'dreams' are actually the [[spoiler:the result of the Joker placing a chip microchip on him before he died died, in an attempt to [[GrandTheftMe take over Tim.]]over]] Tim's body]].[[/note]]
31st May '16 12:33:01 AM Nintendoman01
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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'': The episode "Town and Out" deconstructs DestructiveSavior; the girls move to a more realistic city than Townsville in that episode, and end up getting a tongue-lashing from the Mayor of that city after they stop two bank robbers by blowing up a bridge:
-->'''Mayor:''' [[TranquilFury Let me tell you some words]]. [[WhatTheHellHero At what point did it seem like a good idea to blow up the Citiesville Bridge?]]\\
'''Blossom:''' Uh...\\
'''Mayor:''' NO! Do you realize the two crooks that you caught stole approximately four hundred dollars? Do you realize that you did ''over three '''MILLION''' dollars in property damage to that bridge?!'' '''IT'S NOT REPLACEABLE!'''
17th May '16 9:03:05 AM Nintendoman01
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* The WesternAnimation/{{Ed Edd N Eddy|s Big Picture Show}} finale movie deconstructs AmusingInjuries in a hard way, in which Eddy recieves [[spoiler: a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown from his older brother.]] It's deconstriucted here because Eddy reacts as if he's seriously hurt and the kids (even Kevin and Sarah) react with fear. [[spoiler: Not to mention the reveal that this is how his brother ''always'' treated him.]]

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** Quagmire could be seen as a deconstruction of AtLeastIAdmitIt. He considers himself better than Brian because he actually admits to his vices, but not only does he commit far worse offenses than Brian has, he also lacks any of the emotional baggage that affects Brian, often doing such things out of sheer callousness. Rather than giving himself a moral high ground through his honesty about his actions, he comes across as above judgement because of it. To add to it, he truthfully ''doesn't'' as he is later revealed to blame all his shortcomings on his mother, something Brian is quite willing to throw back at him.
* The WesternAnimation/{{Ed Edd N Eddy|s Big Picture Show}} finale movie deconstructs AmusingInjuries in a hard way, in which Eddy recieves receives [[spoiler: a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown from his older brother.]] It's deconstriucted deconstructed here because Eddy reacts as if he's seriously hurt and the kids (even Kevin and Sarah) react with fear. [[spoiler: Not to mention the reveal that this is how his brother ''always'' treated him.]]
7th May '16 12:03:53 PM nombretomado
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* ''HeyArnold'' deconstructs PuritySue with Olga Pataki, Helga's sister. In order to keep your [[ProperLady "pretty, intelligent, sweet, absolutely beloved young girl"]] image, you're likely to end up as a perfectionist, weepy, [[StepfordSmiler perpetually smily]], ''dangerously'' out-of-reality mess who [[HeroicBSOD will break down to melodramatic levels]] the very moment something doesn't seem to fit in such a bubble of perfection, while being almost completely unable to connect with people far more "flawed" than yourself.

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* ''HeyArnold'' ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' deconstructs PuritySue with Olga Pataki, Helga's sister. In order to keep your [[ProperLady "pretty, intelligent, sweet, absolutely beloved young girl"]] image, you're likely to end up as a perfectionist, weepy, [[StepfordSmiler perpetually smily]], ''dangerously'' out-of-reality mess who [[HeroicBSOD will break down to melodramatic levels]] the very moment something doesn't seem to fit in such a bubble of perfection, while being almost completely unable to connect with people far more "flawed" than yourself.



* ''GeneratorRex'' does this with DatingCatwoman by showing how shitty it can be when the girl you're in love with works for the BigBad. Even when [[spoiler:she decides to quit working for said BigBad, Rex still doesn't win her in the end]].

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* ''GeneratorRex'' ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'' does this with DatingCatwoman by showing how shitty it can be when the girl you're in love with works for the BigBad. Even when [[spoiler:she decides to quit working for said BigBad, Rex still doesn't win her in the end]].
2nd May '16 3:24:06 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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** KidHero: Finn has been fighting and killing monsters and supernatural beings since at least the age of twelve (his age when the series begins). Even though he's quite cheerful and upbeat most of the time, psychologically he's ''really'' messed up. In fact the reason he manages to stay upbeat despite the horrors he's seen is because he's very good at suppressing traumatic memories (he refers to the process as "putting them in the vault"; the fact that he does it so often that he ''has a term for it'' is a bad sign). Because he's spent so much of his life fighting and adventuring, he doesn't know much about making personal connections. His emotional immaturity and BloodKnight nature drove his girlfriend away, and his tendencies toward WhiteKnighting are steadily getting creepier as he gets older. All he really knows how to do is punch things; life situations that require a more complex solution are beyond his ability to navigate.

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** KidHero: Finn has been fighting and killing monsters and supernatural beings since at least the age of twelve (his age when the series begins). Even though he's quite cheerful and upbeat most of the time, psychologically he's ''really'' messed up. In fact the reason he manages to stay upbeat despite the horrors he's seen is because he's very good at suppressing traumatic memories (he refers to the process as "putting them in the vault"; the fact that he does it so often that he ''has a term for it'' is a bad sign). Because he's spent so much of his life fighting and adventuring, he doesn't know much about making personal connections. His emotional immaturity and BloodKnight nature drove his girlfriend away, and his tendencies toward WhiteKnighting white knighting are steadily getting creepier as he gets older. All he really knows how to do is punch things; life situations that require a more complex solution are beyond his ability to navigate.
20th Apr '16 5:41:56 AM aye_amber
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* ''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. Unfortunately, it's played straight afterwards for no given reason.

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* ''TheSwanPrincess'' ''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. Unfortunately, it's played straight afterwards for no given reason.
9th Mar '16 9:52:08 AM Hossmeister
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* An episode of ''AmericanDragonJakeLong'' has a rare deconstruction of WhatTheHellHero. After finding out that Jake had his Dragon Chi confiscated on purpose (to enjoy his middle school graduation in peace), Lao Shi rants him for irresponsible and not flawlessly rising to the job. The AnnoyingYoungerSibling angrily berates that being the American Dragon is not the icing on the cake. After being on the job for just a few days, she wouldn't even consider going for two more days - let alone two more years. She also points out all the things that Jake had to go through ever since he began his duties: he is often late to school and struggle with his studies, lying to his dad and having to say good-bye to the girl he loved, ''twice'' (the first time from her discovery his secret and the second when he wishes she lived a normal life, causing them to have never met), not to mention being the guardian of a magic realm that no mortal (other than Jake's friends) has any knowledge about. Lao Shi takes this to heart and decides to cut Jake's dragon training in half.

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* An episode of ''AmericanDragonJakeLong'' ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'' has a rare deconstruction of WhatTheHellHero. After finding out that Jake had his Dragon Chi confiscated on purpose (to enjoy his middle school graduation in peace), Lao Shi rants him for irresponsible and not flawlessly rising to the job. The AnnoyingYoungerSibling angrily berates that being the American Dragon is not the icing on the cake. After being on the job for just a few days, she wouldn't even consider going for two more days - let alone two more years. She also points out all the things that Jake had to go through ever since he began his duties: he is often late to school and struggle with his studies, lying to his dad and having to say good-bye to the girl he loved, ''twice'' (the first time from her discovery his secret and the second when he wishes she lived a normal life, causing them to have never met), not to mention being the guardian of a magic realm that no mortal (other than Jake's friends) has any knowledge about. Lao Shi takes this to heart and decides to cut Jake's dragon training in half.
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