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3rd May '16 4:01:19 PM pinkdalek
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' deconstructs a lot of the tropes of {{JRPG}}s of the time, introducing a DysfunctionJunction of plucky revolutionaries that were considered terrorists in the setting and knew it, and a [[{{BFS}} hilariously over-the-top]] lead character who was [[ThisLoserIsYou roleplaying a hero himself]] and whose quest to roam the world getting stronger was portrayed as an actual mental illness. However, once this plot is revolved, the story goes into a more traditional ''Final Fantasy'' mould for the ending, even contriving a way to have Cloud save a bunch of big crystals despite the Crystals being [[TheArtifact long gone from the series]] by that point.
26th Apr '16 1:58:13 PM Furienna
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** Seth also serves as a reconstruction of the NouveauRiche. Many people think that he's an irritating upstart, who spends an insane amount of money on women, and the Old Money generally despise him. And it does not help that he can be mean unnecessarily mean and proud. But it soon becomes clear to the rader, that there is more depth to him than that, and in the end, he becomes [[spoiler: happily married]].

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** Seth also serves as a reconstruction of the NouveauRiche. Many people think that he's an irritating upstart, who spends an insane amount of money on women, and the Old Money generally despise him. And it does not help that he can be mean unnecessarily mean and proud. But it soon becomes clear to the rader, reader, that there is more depth to him than that, and in the end, he becomes [[spoiler: happily married]].
14th Apr '16 11:30:08 AM Unityd3v
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* Most ''Anime/{{Macross}} series will do this for the popular anime tropes of their day.
** The original ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross deconstructed the whole "one ship against the world" setup popularized by ''SpaceBattleshipYamato'' showing that an enemy fleet would have to be holding back (as the Zentradi fleet was) for this to work while eventually showing [[ApocalypseHow what happens]] when they do stop holding back. But then they do show how the power of love and understanding can still win the day by giving the lone ship powerful allies.

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* Most ''Anime/{{Macross}} ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' series will do this for the popular anime tropes of their day.
** The original ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' deconstructed the whole "one ship against the world" setup popularized by ''SpaceBattleshipYamato'' showing that an enemy fleet would have to be holding back (as the Zentradi fleet was) for this to work while eventually showing [[ApocalypseHow what happens]] when they do stop holding back. But then they do show how the power of love and understanding can still win the day by giving the lone ship powerful allies.
14th Apr '16 11:28:30 AM Unityd3v
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** The original ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross deconstructed the whole "one ship against the world" setup popularized by ''SpaceBatteshipYamato'' showing that an enemy fleet would have to be holding back (as the Zentradi fleet was) for this to work while eventually showing [[ApocalypseHow what happens]] when they do stop holding back. But then they do show how the power of love and understanding can still win the day by giving the lone ship powerful allies.
** ''Anime/Macross7'' shows how annoying a typical HotBlooded mecha anime hero can be. Then demonstrates how that hot blooded [[{{Determinator}} determination]] can win the day when push comes to shove.

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** The original ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross deconstructed the whole "one ship against the world" setup popularized by ''SpaceBatteshipYamato'' ''SpaceBattleshipYamato'' showing that an enemy fleet would have to be holding back (as the Zentradi fleet was) for this to work while eventually showing [[ApocalypseHow what happens]] when they do stop holding back. But then they do show how the power of love and understanding can still win the day by giving the lone ship powerful allies.
** ''Anime/Macross7'' shows how annoying a typical HotBlooded mecha anime hero can be. Then demonstrates how that hot blooded [[{{Determinator}} determination]] can win the day when push comes Basara continues to shove.sing even faced against overwhelming odds, which wins the day.
14th Apr '16 11:24:44 AM Unityd3v
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* ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' deconstructed the IdolSinger aspect by showing how they are mostly "Fabricated pop idols" with no substance beyond that, and how they can be discarded at any moment. But then, [[spoiler: Sheryl refuses to be discarded and manages to regain her status - and ultimately assists in punishing the [[BigBad agent]] who tried to discard her]], thus truly becoming an IdolSinger.

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* Most ''Anime/{{Macross}} series will do this for the popular anime tropes of their day.
** The original ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross deconstructed the whole "one ship against the world" setup popularized by ''SpaceBatteshipYamato'' showing that an enemy fleet would have to be holding back (as the Zentradi fleet was) for this to work while eventually showing [[ApocalypseHow what happens]] when they do stop holding back. But then they do show how the power of love and understanding can still win the day by giving the lone ship powerful allies.
** ''Anime/Macross7'' shows how annoying a typical HotBlooded mecha anime hero can be. Then demonstrates how that hot blooded [[{{Determinator}} determination]] can win the day when push comes to shove.
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''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' deconstructed the IdolSinger aspect by showing how they are mostly "Fabricated pop idols" with no substance beyond that, and how they can be discarded at any moment. But then, [[spoiler: Sheryl refuses to be discarded and manages to regain her status - and ultimately assists in punishing the [[BigBad agent]] who tried to discard her]], thus truly becoming an IdolSinger.
22nd Mar '16 6:55:26 AM narm00
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* ''Anime/CardfightVanguard'''s first season does this in relationship to supernatural card game anime. Psy Qualia allows you to talk to your units, basically letting you draw whatever cad you want and see how the game will play out. This is not the first power in this sort of anime that allows you to manipulate the outcome. However, it is shown as bad, not only because it gets you DrunkOnTheDarkSide, but because at that point, you aren't really playing the game anymore. But ultimately, Aichi still thinks of it as ThepowerOfFriendship in relation to his cards, and uses it to defeat Ren, who has the same power but thinks of his units as more disposable.

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* ''Anime/CardfightVanguard'''s first season does this in relationship to supernatural card game anime. Psy Qualia allows you to talk to your units, basically letting you draw whatever cad you want and see how the game will play out. This is not the first power in this sort of anime that allows you to manipulate the outcome. However, it is shown as bad, not only because it gets you DrunkOnTheDarkSide, but because at that point, you aren't really playing the game anymore. But ultimately, Aichi still thinks of it as ThepowerOfFriendship ThePowerOfFriendship in relation to his cards, and uses it to defeat Ren, who has the same power but thinks of his units as more disposable.
16th Mar '16 1:48:59 AM KyleJacobs
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** ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'': Flynn Rider, unlike all the above men, isn't a disguised prince, or an exiled prince, or even a ''pretend'' prince, but a common thief who has absolutely no connections to princehood at any point. But like the Beast, Naveen, and Aladdin, he still ultimately proves himself worthy of the heroine's love by acting in an extremely selfless manner when it matters the most even at the cost of losing her and/or his own life.

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** ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'': Flynn Rider, unlike all the above men, isn't a disguised prince, or an exiled prince, or even a ''pretend'' prince, but a common thief who has absolutely no connections to princehood at any point. But like the Beast, Naveen, and Aladdin, he still ultimately proves himself worthy of the heroine's love by acting in an extremely selfless manner when it matters the most even at the cost of losing her and/or his own life. [[spoiler: This ultimately results in him becoming a prince by marrying Rapunzel.]]
10th Mar '16 10:29:29 PM Wuz
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* ''VideoGame/Undertale'' is a massive {{Deconstruction}} of the {{Determinator}} trope. [[spoiler: Determination is an actual physical force that allows things to come back to life. Injecting into most monsters turns them into horrifying Amalgamations, but the Determination wielded by the player, Flowey and the First Child gives them the ability to SAVE. Flowey and the First Child, and potentially a No Mercy run player, have abused their ability to save to kill everyone, and Flowey in particular makes use of the ability to SAVE in his boss fight to kill you over and over again. And it isn't much better in a Neutral or Pacifist run since Flowey is manipulating the player's Determination to get the GoldenEnding in order to get the power that he wants. However, in the Pacifist Ending, it's ultimately the player's Determination to save everyone, including Asriel, that allows them to hang on until the end and EarnYourHappyEnding.]]

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* ''VideoGame/Undertale'' ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' is a massive {{Deconstruction}} of the {{Determinator}} trope. [[spoiler: Determination is an actual physical force that allows things to come back to life. Injecting into most monsters turns them into horrifying Amalgamations, but the Determination wielded by the player, Flowey and the First Child gives them the ability to SAVE. Flowey and the First Child, and potentially a No Mercy run player, have abused their ability to save to kill everyone, and Flowey in particular makes use of the ability to SAVE in his boss fight to kill you over and over again. And it isn't much better in a Neutral or Pacifist run since Flowey is manipulating the player's Determination to get the GoldenEnding in order to get the power that he wants. However, in the Pacifist Ending, it's ultimately the player's Determination to save everyone, including Asriel, that allows them to hang on until the end and EarnYourHappyEnding.]]
9th Mar '16 9:31:29 PM Jgamer
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* ''VideoGame/Undertale'' is a massive {{Deconstruction}} of the {{Determinator}} trope. [[spoiler: Determination is an actual physical force that allows things to come back to life. Injecting into most monsters turns them into horrifying Amalgamations, but the Determination wielded by the player, Flowey and the First Child gives them the ability to SAVE. Flowey and the First Child, and potentially a No Mercy run player, have abused their ability to save to kill everyone, and Flowey in particular makes use of the ability to SAVE in his boss fight to kill you over and over again. And it isn't much better in a Neutral or Pacifist run since Flowey is manipulating the player's Determination to get the GoldenEnding in order to get the power that he wants. However, in the Pacifist Ending, it's ultimately the player's Determination to save everyone, including Asriel, that allows them to hang on until the end and EarnYourHappyEnding.]]
9th Mar '16 3:13:29 PM LueyTheFighter
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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', which considers the [[{{Deconstruction}} serious psychoses]] various [[ArchetypalCharacter archetypal characters]] would have using [[ShadowArchetype shadow archetypes]], only for said characters to turn around and embrace and try to overcome their issues.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', which considers the [[{{Deconstruction}} serious psychoses]] various [[ArchetypalCharacter archetypal characters]] would have using [[ShadowArchetype shadow archetypes]], only for said characters to turn around and in order to embrace and try to overcome their issues.
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