History GenreDeconstruction / WesternAnimation

13th Feb '18 10:48:03 PM TheMountainKing
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* Then WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra goes further into deconstruction. It shows the rifts that could develop from a society of people with the ability to control the elements. While in The Last Airbender, people were generally too busy with the war to worry about discrimination of benders or non benders, during the relatively peaceful time that Korra takes place in tensions run high, resulting in things like curfews for non-benders and an anti-bending villain that spreads hate and fear against benders.
** Book 2 goes even further by showing just how mentally fucked up TheHero could become from dealing with insane stuff like this all the time whilst being told by her mentor and allies that they're doing things she doesn't like "for her own good". Korra ends up developing some serious trust and anger issues and finds herself increasingly stressed out by the constant battles, betrayals, and reveals. Then there's Unalaq, who shows how much of an insane KnightTemplar TheMentor could end up being in his attempts to do what he thinks is right and his attempts to sway and use Korra. He's basically Obi-Wan Kenobi played as a villain.

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* Then WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra goes further into deconstruction. It shows attacks the rifts BlackAndWhiteMorality and ViolenceReallyIsTheAnswer tendencies common in most action cartoons, including its predecessor, by forcing the heroes to deal with [[WellIntentionedExtremist Well-Intentioned Extremists]] who [[VillainHasAPoint make legitimately good points]]. It also deconstructs its own predecessor's HappyEnding, showing that, in the end, the main characters went on to lead lives with nearly as much bad in them as good, and that could develop from a society of people with their impact on the ability to control the elements. While in The Last Airbender, people were world, while generally too busy with the war to worry about discrimination of benders or non benders, during the relatively peaceful time positive, still included mistakes that Korra takes place in tensions run high, resulting in things like curfews for non-benders and an anti-bending villain needed to be corrected by future generations.
** It also deconstructs HighFantasy tropes
that spreads hate and fear against benders.
** Book 2 goes even further by showing just how mentally fucked up TheHero could become from dealing with insane stuff like this all
the time whilst being told by her mentor and allies that they're doing things she doesn't like "for her own good". Korra ends up developing some serious trust and anger issues and finds herself increasingly stressed out by the constant battles, betrayals, and reveals. Then there's Unalaq, who shows how much of an insane KnightTemplar TheMentor could end up being in his attempts to do what he thinks is right and his attempts to sway and use Korra. He's basically Obi-Wan Kenobi previous series played straight. For one, ''Avatar'' played heavily into the idea that there are "good" monarchs and "bad" monarchs while ''Korra'' (given its psuedo-20th Century setting) tends to depict all monarchy as inherently bad, with democracy as the better alternative (albeit a villain.still [[DemocracyIsFlawed flawed]] one). For example, while Earth King Kuei was an example of TheGoodKing, his daughter [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen isn't]], and it's ultimately decided that monarchies are inherently open to this kind of abuse, and so The Earth Kingdom is made a democracy.
18th Dec '17 7:01:25 AM Andyroid
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** ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddysBigPictureShow'' deconstructs most of the show's tropes, most notably Eddy's {{Flanderization}} into a {{Jerkass}}, Edd's role as the NoRespectGuy, and the blatant AmusingInjuries and StatusQuoIsGod. The movie starts off with another ZanyScheme going horrendously wrong, with the Kids displaying some very ''un''amusing injuries, and now the kids want to ''kill'' the Eds. Eddy's behavior is causing more and more problems during the Eds' journey, and finally, when Ed and Eddy fake their deathes as a joke on Edd, he snaps and trys to pull a ScrewThisImOuttaHere, stating he'd rather face the kids then spend another second with Eddy. And to top it all of, the ending. [[spoiler: It's revealed Eddy's Brother was a twisted child abuser who used Eddy as a punching bag when they were kids, which gave Eddy his InferioritySuperiorityComplex.]]

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** ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddysBigPictureShow'' deconstructs most of the show's tropes, most notably Eddy's {{Flanderization}} into a {{Jerkass}}, Edd's role as the NoRespectGuy, and the blatant AmusingInjuries and StatusQuoIsGod. The movie starts off with another ZanyScheme going horrendously wrong, with the Kids displaying some very ''un''amusing injuries, and now the kids want to ''kill'' the Eds. Eddy's behavior is causing more and more problems during the Eds' journey, and finally, when Ed and Eddy fake their deathes as a joke on Edd, he snaps and trys to pull a ScrewThisImOuttaHere, stating he'd rather face the kids then spend another second with Eddy. And to top it all of, the ending. [[spoiler: It's revealed Eddy's Brother was a twisted child abuser BigBrotherBully who used Eddy as a punching bag when they were kids, which gave Eddy his InferioritySuperiorityComplex.]]
15th Nov '17 5:39:34 PM ThomasProofreader
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** "All The Gory Details" deconstructs the tropes made by ''Film/Franknestein1931''. The Mad Scientist? [[spoiler: Was trying to ''protect'' his creations]]. Said creations? [[spoiler: Just want to be left alone, and only attack the heroes to destroy the evidence of their existence.]] It also deconstructs the idea of the HardboiledDetective with Harold Klump, who embodies every negative trait involved with the trope and twists every positive trait into a negative. His determination? Keeps him from getting anywhere and [[spoiler: gets him changed into one of Kromwell's creations at the end.]] His snarkiness and general misogyny? [[spoiler: Alienates him from his partner, who ends up leaving after having enough of his abuse.]]

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** "All The Gory Details" deconstructs the tropes made by ''Film/Franknestein1931''.''Film/Frankenstein1931''. The Mad Scientist? [[spoiler: Was trying to ''protect'' his creations]]. Said creations? [[spoiler: Just want to be left alone, and only attack the heroes to destroy the evidence of their existence.]] It also deconstructs the idea of the HardboiledDetective with Harold Klump, who embodies every negative trait involved with the trope and twists every positive trait into a negative. His determination? Keeps him from getting anywhere and [[spoiler: gets him changed into one of Kromwell's creations at the end.]] His snarkiness and general misogyny? [[spoiler: Alienates him from his partner, who ends up leaving after having enough of his abuse.]]
21st Aug '17 6:43:31 PM Bartzv
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* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' is a deconstruction of the whole Autobot-Decepticon War. Things ain't so [[BlackAndWhiteMorality black and white]] as before, in fact the Autobots' leadership is flawed and somewhat corrupt, with one higly racist, incompetent, cowardly jerkass general on it, who only is amongst the High Command because he blames his mistakes on Optimus Prime, whose status as AllLovingHero makes him somewhat of a push-over, and its leader is ready to commit dirty tricks to defeat the Decepticons. The Decepticons however, are as much the monsters they were in G1, and this time Megatron's pragmatic enough to blast [[TheStarscream Starscream's]] ass any time he tries to overthrow him. Starscream only survives thanks to the Allspark piece on his head. [[AcceptableBreaksFromReality Without it he would have died right from the start]]. Also, because the Deceptions are war machines while Optimus' group are just maintenance bots, fending off just ''one'' Decepticon is a struggle that usually requires the entire team. Then comes the [[DarkerAndEdgier season]] [[AnyoneCanDie three]]...

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* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' is a deconstruction of the whole Autobot-Decepticon War. Things ain't so [[BlackAndWhiteMorality black and white]] as before, in fact the Autobots' leadership is flawed and somewhat corrupt, with one higly racist, incompetent, cowardly jerkass general on it, who only is amongst the High Command because he blames his mistakes on Optimus Prime, whose status as AllLovingHero makes him somewhat of a push-over, and its leader is ready to commit dirty tricks to defeat the Decepticons. The Decepticons however, are as much the monsters they were in G1, and this time Megatron's pragmatic enough to blast [[TheStarscream Starscream's]] ass any time he tries to overthrow him. Starscream only survives thanks to the Allspark piece on his head. [[AcceptableBreaksFromReality Without it he would have died right from the start]]. Also, because the Deceptions Decepticons are war machines while Optimus' group are just maintenance bots, fending off just ''one'' Decepticon is a struggle that usually requires the entire team. Then comes the [[DarkerAndEdgier season]] [[AnyoneCanDie three]]...
21st Aug '17 6:39:28 PM Bartzv
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* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' is a deconstruction of the whole Autobot-Decepticon War. Things ain't so [[BlackAndWhiteMorality black and white]] as before, in fact the Autobots' leadership is flawed and somewhat corrupt, with one higly racist, incompetent, cowardly jerkass general on it, who only is amongst the High Command because he blames his mistakes on Optimus Prime, whose status as AllLovingHero makes him somewhat of a push-over, and its leader is ready to commit dirty tricks to defeat the Decepticons. The Decepticons however, are as much the monsters they were in G1, and though this time Megatron's pragmatic enough to blast [[TheStarscream Starscream's]] ass any time he tries to overthrow him. Starscream only survives thanks to the Allspark piece on his head. [[AcceptableBreaksFromReality Without it he would have died right from the start]]. Also, because the Deceptions are war machines while Optimus' group are just maintenance bots, fending off just ''one'' Decepticon is difficult for them, usually requiring the combined strength of the entire team. Then comes the [[DarkerAndEdgier season]] [[AnyoneCanDie three]]...

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* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' is a deconstruction of the whole Autobot-Decepticon War. Things ain't so [[BlackAndWhiteMorality black and white]] as before, in fact the Autobots' leadership is flawed and somewhat corrupt, with one higly racist, incompetent, cowardly jerkass general on it, who only is amongst the High Command because he blames his mistakes on Optimus Prime, whose status as AllLovingHero makes him somewhat of a push-over, and its leader is ready to commit dirty tricks to defeat the Decepticons. The Decepticons however, are as much the monsters they were in G1, and though this time Megatron's pragmatic enough to blast [[TheStarscream Starscream's]] ass any time he tries to overthrow him. Starscream only survives thanks to the Allspark piece on his head. [[AcceptableBreaksFromReality Without it he would have died right from the start]]. Also, because the Deceptions are war machines while Optimus' group are just maintenance bots, fending off just ''one'' Decepticon is difficult for them, a struggle that usually requiring the combined strength of requires the entire team. Then comes the [[DarkerAndEdgier season]] [[AnyoneCanDie three]]...
21st Aug '17 3:30:14 PM Bartzv
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* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' is a deconstruction of the whole Autobot-Decepticon War. Things ain't so [[BlackAndWhiteMorality black and white]] as before, in fact the Autobots' leadership is flawed and somewhat corrupt, with one higly racist, incompetent, cowardly jerkass general on it, who only is amongst the High Command because he blames his mistakes on Optimus Prime, whose status as AllLovingHero makes him somewhat of a push-over, and its leader is ready to commit dirty tricks to defeat the Decepticons. The Decepticons however, are as much the monsters they were in G1, and though this time Megatron's pragmatic enough to blast [[TheStarscream Starscream's]] ass any time he tries to overthrow him. Starscream only survives thanks to the Allspark piece on his head. [[AcceptableBreaksFromReality Without it he would have died right from the start]]. Then comes the [[DarkerAndEdgier season]] [[AnyoneCanDie three]]...

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* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' is a deconstruction of the whole Autobot-Decepticon War. Things ain't so [[BlackAndWhiteMorality black and white]] as before, in fact the Autobots' leadership is flawed and somewhat corrupt, with one higly racist, incompetent, cowardly jerkass general on it, who only is amongst the High Command because he blames his mistakes on Optimus Prime, whose status as AllLovingHero makes him somewhat of a push-over, and its leader is ready to commit dirty tricks to defeat the Decepticons. The Decepticons however, are as much the monsters they were in G1, and though this time Megatron's pragmatic enough to blast [[TheStarscream Starscream's]] ass any time he tries to overthrow him. Starscream only survives thanks to the Allspark piece on his head. [[AcceptableBreaksFromReality Without it he would have died right from the start]]. Also, because the Deceptions are war machines while Optimus' group are just maintenance bots, fending off just ''one'' Decepticon is difficult for them, usually requiring the combined strength of the entire team. Then comes the [[DarkerAndEdgier season]] [[AnyoneCanDie three]]...
10th Apr '17 10:05:15 AM nombretomado
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%%* ''ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' deconstructs just about every one of the franchise's most iconic tropes.

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%%* ''ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' deconstructs just about every one of the franchise's most iconic tropes.



%%* ''{{Archer}}'' goes through cold-war spy tropes like adamantium claws through butter.

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%%* ''{{Archer}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' goes through cold-war spy tropes like adamantium claws through butter.
2nd Feb '17 8:37:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* The ''JimmyNeutron'' [[TheMovie movie]] deconstructs the [[ThereAreNoAdults "having no parents would be great"]] trope by having difficulties pop up the very next day. A girl gets injured, everyone gets chronically lonely, and people get sick from eating nothing but bad food.

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* The ''JimmyNeutron'' ''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutron'' [[TheMovie movie]] deconstructs the [[ThereAreNoAdults "having no parents would be great"]] trope by having difficulties pop up the very next day. A girl gets injured, everyone gets chronically lonely, and people get sick from eating nothing but bad food.



* In ''{{Undergrads}}'', college dorm life is deconstructed to counter its inspiration ''Film/AnimalHouse''; Rocko's [[WackyFratboyHijinx Fratboy behavior]] is looked down on heavily by his frat brothers, who view him as a source of grief. Nitz' everyman status really puts only a grade above [[ThisLoserIsYou Gimpy]], the resident {{Hikikomori}} of the 4 of them.
* ''TransformersAnimated'' is a deconstruction of the whole Autobot-Decepticon War. Things ain't so [[BlackAndWhiteMorality black and white]] as before, in fact the Autobots' leadership is flawed and somewhat corrupt, with one higly racist, incompetent, cowardly jerkass general on it, who only is amongst the High Command because he blames his mistakes on Optimus Prime, whose status as AllLovingHero makes him somewhat of a push-over, and its leader is ready to commit dirty tricks to defeat the Decepticons. The Decepticons however, are as much the monsters they were in G1, and though this time Megatron's pragmatic enough to blast [[TheStarscream Starscream's]] ass any time he tries to overthrow him. Starscream only survives thanks to the Allspark piece on his head. [[AcceptableBreaksFromReality Without it he would have died right from the start]]. Then comes the [[DarkerAndEdgier season]] [[AnyoneCanDie three]]...

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* In ''{{Undergrads}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Undergrads}}'', college dorm life is deconstructed to counter its inspiration ''Film/AnimalHouse''; Rocko's [[WackyFratboyHijinx Fratboy behavior]] is looked down on heavily by his frat brothers, who view him as a source of grief. Nitz' everyman status really puts only a grade above [[ThisLoserIsYou Gimpy]], the resident {{Hikikomori}} of the 4 of them.
* ''TransformersAnimated'' ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' is a deconstruction of the whole Autobot-Decepticon War. Things ain't so [[BlackAndWhiteMorality black and white]] as before, in fact the Autobots' leadership is flawed and somewhat corrupt, with one higly racist, incompetent, cowardly jerkass general on it, who only is amongst the High Command because he blames his mistakes on Optimus Prime, whose status as AllLovingHero makes him somewhat of a push-over, and its leader is ready to commit dirty tricks to defeat the Decepticons. The Decepticons however, are as much the monsters they were in G1, and though this time Megatron's pragmatic enough to blast [[TheStarscream Starscream's]] ass any time he tries to overthrow him. Starscream only survives thanks to the Allspark piece on his head. [[AcceptableBreaksFromReality Without it he would have died right from the start]]. Then comes the [[DarkerAndEdgier season]] [[AnyoneCanDie three]]...
19th Nov '16 3:31:24 PM Furienna
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** At one point, Homer is about to drink a beaker of sulfuric acid when Grimes stops him. Grimes reacts ''exactly'' as we would expect a normal person to react -- he's visibly freaked out, and when Homer blows off the danger with laughter, he shouts, " ''Stop laughing,'' you imbecile! Do you realize how close you just came to killing yourself?!" A series of such incidents ultimately drives Frank Grimes into insanity [[spoiler:and death]].

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** At one point, Homer is about to drink a beaker of sulfuric acid when Grimes stops him. Grimes reacts ''exactly'' as we would expect a normal person to react -- - he's visibly freaked out, and when Homer blows off the danger with laughter, he shouts, " ''Stop laughing,'' you imbecile! Do you realize how close you just came to killing yourself?!" A series of such incidents ultimately drives Frank Grimes into insanity [[spoiler:and death]].



5th Nov '16 10:09:01 PM nombretomado
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* ''IronManArmoredAdventures'' offers an interesting take on the teenage superhero genre in the fact the hero really couldn't care any less about school or fitting in, claiming it's a waste of time and instead stating that his work as a hero is more important. He then proceeds to cheat on his tests and homework in order to pass, since him being a hero gives him the latitude to do so, and high school is meaningless and doesn't matter once you graduate, especially since he's already a)rich, and b)a genius inventor.
* "Epilogue" of ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' can be taken as a deconstruction of the superhero genre by having a Amanda Waller deliberately try to engineer [[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond another Batman]] in response to the original Batman growing older. It fits both invoked and deconstructed, because it shows the horrible consequences of making a superhero, as well as the kind of monster you would have to be to do it (killing innocent people to do something that might achieve a goal).

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* ''IronManArmoredAdventures'' ''WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures'' offers an interesting take on the teenage superhero genre in the fact the hero really couldn't care any less about school or fitting in, claiming it's a waste of time and instead stating that his work as a hero is more important. He then proceeds to cheat on his tests and homework in order to pass, since him being a hero gives him the latitude to do so, and high school is meaningless and doesn't matter once you graduate, especially since he's already a)rich, and b)a genius inventor.
* "Epilogue" of ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' can be taken as a deconstruction of the superhero genre by having a Amanda Waller deliberately try to engineer [[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond another Batman]] in response to the original Batman growing older. It fits both invoked and deconstructed, because it shows the horrible consequences of making a superhero, as well as the kind of monster you would have to be to do it (killing innocent people to do something that might achieve a goal).
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