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16th Apr '18 10:34:58 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''Literature/TheRulesOfSupervillainy'' is a book starring a somewhat offbeat fellow, Gary Karkofsky, who finds a magic cloak and decides to become a supervillain. The book Deconstructs the NinetiesAntiHero and UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks by having Gary disgusted by heroes who kill and overly psychopathic villains. It also serves as a DeconReconSwitch because Gary, himself, is a well-written NinetiesAntiHero. The book, notably, treats LighterAndSofter superheroes significantly more sympathetically than most examples of the {{Capepunk}} genre.

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* ''Literature/TheRulesOfSupervillainy'' is a book starring a somewhat offbeat fellow, Gary Karkofsky, who finds a magic cloak and decides to become a supervillain. The book Deconstructs the NinetiesAntiHero and UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks by having Gary disgusted by heroes who kill and overly psychopathic villains. It also serves as a DeconReconSwitch Decon-Recon Switch because Gary, himself, is a well-written NinetiesAntiHero. The book, notably, treats LighterAndSofter superheroes significantly more sympathetically than most examples of the {{Capepunk}} genre.
16th Apr '18 10:18:43 PM dasuberkaiser
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* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' deconstructs TheCape superhero archetype by showing that Steve Rogers' ideals don't quite fit in the modern, pragmatic world. He wonders if his morals and values mean anything in modern society or even the old days and his refusal to change them results in finding himself useless. The reconstruction kicks in when Steve [[BreakOuttheMuseumPiece retrieves his old WWII uniform from the Smithsonian]] and finds hope in the allies that believe in him (i.e. Natasha and Sam). His RousingSpeech to SHIELD agents influences them to stop [[spoiler: Project Insight]]. Finally, Steve's belief in the good in people results in [[spoiler: Bucky going against his Winter Soldier programming and saving him from drowning in the Potomac River]].

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* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' deconstructs TheCape superhero archetype by showing that Steve Rogers' ideals don't quite fit in the modern, pragmatic world. He wonders if his morals and values mean anything in modern society or even the old days and his refusal to change them results in finding himself useless. The reconstruction kicks in when Steve [[BreakOuttheMuseumPiece [[BreakOutTheMuseumPiece retrieves his old WWII uniform from the Smithsonian]] and finds hope in the allies that believe in him (i.e. Natasha and Sam). His RousingSpeech to SHIELD agents influences them to stop [[spoiler: Project Insight]]. Finally, Steve's belief in the good in people results in [[spoiler: Bucky going against his Winter Soldier programming and saving him from drowning in the Potomac River]].
27th Feb '18 10:21:10 AM TheMountainKing
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* ComicBook/StarWarsLegacy started off as a DeconstructorFleet for the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse. The lead Skywalker was an amoral drug-addicted bounty hunter, the Galactic Alliance was on the ropes again, the Sith numbered in the thousands, the Jedi were fleeing across the Galaxy, and Sith rule seemed certain for decades. But then Cade Skywalker experiences some CharacterDevelopment, and the Alliance and the true Empire join forces and emerge victorious, giving Legacy one of the most positive and idealistic conclusions in the recent SWEU.

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* ComicBook/StarWarsLegacy ''ComicBook/StarWarsLegacy'' started off as a DeconstructorFleet for the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse. The lead Skywalker was an amoral drug-addicted bounty hunter, the Galactic Alliance was on the ropes again, the Sith numbered in the thousands, the Jedi were fleeing across the Galaxy, and Sith rule seemed certain for decades. But then Cade Skywalker experiences some CharacterDevelopment, and the Alliance and the true Empire join forces and emerge victorious, giving Legacy ''Legacy'' one of the most positive and idealistic conclusions in the recent SWEU.
27th Feb '18 10:20:34 AM TheMountainKing
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* ComicBook/{{Superior}} which was written by MarkMiller seemed like a deconstruction of what would happen if a kid got super powers and of what it would be like in real life if someone actually had the PhysicalGod level strength Superman had. The world is also chown to be cynical with people acting as self-centered and selfish as they would in real life. Then issue #3 happens and suddenly the child with the powers, Chris, saves a falling space station, keeps it from pancaking New York and starts saving lives all around the country like stopping a train from hitting an ambulance, stopping a nuclear meltdown, and rescuing a damaged submarine. While people are sceptical at first, they quickly find themselves inspired by the superhero brought to life. Chris even manages to clear out Afghanistan without a single fatality while saving hundreds of innocents. While the realistic tone is still in the comic and the people shown are not to be perfect, Chris is genuinely heroic and the people are ultimately grateful for everything he does. To make the Decon Recon Switch even clearer, it turns out his powers were part of a DealWithTheDevil without him knowing and the good guy still wins in the end because the Devil in question didn't realise by making Chris a supremely powerful superhero beyond even age and death (being effectively indestructible) he claimed a soul he couldn't collect and is promptly dragged off to hell when the date for the soul comes due. Chris looses his powers but learns he doesn't need them and the world, while thinking Superior is dead, mourns hims as a hero and everyone is inspired to be better. The end has a touching dedication to ChrisopherReeve and RichardDonner and that the whole book was a love letter to the lighthearted movie that made everyone believe a man could fly.

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* ComicBook/{{Superior}} ''ComicBook/{{Superior}}'' which was written by MarkMiller Creator/MarkMillar seemed like a deconstruction of what would happen if a kid got super powers and of what it would be like in real life if someone actually had the PhysicalGod level strength Superman had. The world is also chown to be cynical with people acting as self-centered and selfish as they would in real life. Then issue #3 happens and suddenly the child with the powers, Chris, saves a falling space station, keeps it from pancaking New York and starts saving lives all around the country like stopping a train from hitting an ambulance, stopping a nuclear meltdown, and rescuing a damaged submarine. While people are sceptical at first, they quickly find themselves inspired by the superhero brought to life. Chris even manages to clear out Afghanistan without a single fatality while saving hundreds of innocents. While the realistic tone is still in the comic and the people shown are not to be perfect, Chris is genuinely heroic and the people are ultimately grateful for everything he does. To make the Decon Recon Switch even clearer, it turns out his powers were part of a DealWithTheDevil without him knowing and the good guy still wins in the end because the Devil in question didn't realise by making Chris a supremely powerful superhero beyond even age and death (being effectively indestructible) he claimed a soul he couldn't collect and is promptly dragged off to hell when the date for the soul comes due. Chris looses his powers but learns he doesn't need them and the world, while thinking Superior is dead, mourns hims as a hero and everyone is inspired to be better. The end has a touching dedication to ChrisopherReeve and RichardDonner and that the whole book was a love letter to the lighthearted movie that made everyone believe a man could fly.
26th Feb '18 4:36:15 AM Cryoclaste
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* The "Legends are Forever" episode of ''TalesOfTheGoldMonkey'' deconstructs the AdventurerArchaeologist in the character of Gandy Dancer; he's always on the search for a legendary treasure or location that he never finds, has all but abandoned his daughter, [[spoiler: and gets himself killed in search of King Solomon's treasure. Then it turns out the Watusi tribe he was helping really did have the treasure all along.]]

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* The "Legends are Forever" episode of ''TalesOfTheGoldMonkey'' ''Series/TalesOfTheGoldMonkey'' deconstructs the AdventurerArchaeologist in the character of Gandy Dancer; he's always on the search for a legendary treasure or location that he never finds, has all but abandoned his daughter, [[spoiler: and gets himself killed in search of King Solomon's treasure. Then it turns out the Watusi tribe he was helping really did have the treasure all along.]]
3rd Feb '18 8:07:21 PM markband
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* {{Superior/Comics}} which was written by MarkMiller seemed like a deconstruction of what would happen if a kid got super powers and of what it would be like in real life if someone actually had the PhysicalGod level strength Superman had. The world is also chown to be cynical with people acting as self-centered and selfish as they would in real life. Then issue #3 happens and suddenly the child with the powers, Chris, saves a falling space station, keeps it from pancaking New York and starts saving lives all around the country like stopping a train from hitting an ambulance, stopping a nuclear meltdown, and rescuing a damaged submarine. While people are sceptical at first, they quickly find themselves inspired by the superhero brought to life. Chris even manages to clear out Afghanistan without a single fatality while saving hundreds of innocents. While the realistic tone is still in the comic and the people shown are not to be perfect, Chris is genuinely heroic and the people are ultimately grateful for everything he does. To make the Decon Recon Switch even clearer, it turns out his powers were part of a DealWithTheDevil without him knowing and the good guy still wins in the end because the Devil in question didn't realise by making Chris a supremely powerful superhero beyond even age and death (being effectively indestructible) he claimed a soul he couldn't collect and is promptly dragged off to hell when the date for the soul comes due. Chris looses his powers but learns he doesn't need them and the world, while thinking Superior is dead, mourns hims as a hero and everyone is inspired to be better. The end has a touching dedication to ChrisopherReeve and RichardDonner and that the whole book was a love letter to the lighthearted movie that made everyone believe a man could fly.

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* {{Superior/Comics}} ComicBook/{{Superior}} which was written by MarkMiller seemed like a deconstruction of what would happen if a kid got super powers and of what it would be like in real life if someone actually had the PhysicalGod level strength Superman had. The world is also chown to be cynical with people acting as self-centered and selfish as they would in real life. Then issue #3 happens and suddenly the child with the powers, Chris, saves a falling space station, keeps it from pancaking New York and starts saving lives all around the country like stopping a train from hitting an ambulance, stopping a nuclear meltdown, and rescuing a damaged submarine. While people are sceptical at first, they quickly find themselves inspired by the superhero brought to life. Chris even manages to clear out Afghanistan without a single fatality while saving hundreds of innocents. While the realistic tone is still in the comic and the people shown are not to be perfect, Chris is genuinely heroic and the people are ultimately grateful for everything he does. To make the Decon Recon Switch even clearer, it turns out his powers were part of a DealWithTheDevil without him knowing and the good guy still wins in the end because the Devil in question didn't realise by making Chris a supremely powerful superhero beyond even age and death (being effectively indestructible) he claimed a soul he couldn't collect and is promptly dragged off to hell when the date for the soul comes due. Chris looses his powers but learns he doesn't need them and the world, while thinking Superior is dead, mourns hims as a hero and everyone is inspired to be better. The end has a touching dedication to ChrisopherReeve and RichardDonner and that the whole book was a love letter to the lighthearted movie that made everyone believe a man could fly.
3rd Feb '18 8:06:24 PM markband
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* {{Superior/Comics}} which was written by MarkMiller seemed like a deconstruction of what would happen if a kid got super powers and of what it would be like in real life if someone actually had the PhysicalGod level strength Superman had. The world is also chown to be cynical with people acting as self-centered and selfish as they would in real life. Then issue #3 happens and suddenly the child with the powers, Chris, saves a falling space station, keeps it from pancaking New York and starts saving lives all around the country like stopping a train from hitting an ambulance, stopping a nuclear meltdown, and rescuing a damaged submarine. While people are sceptical at first, they quickly find themselves inspired by the superhero brought to life. Chris even manages to clear out Afghanistan without a single fatality while saving hundreds of innocents. While the realistic tone is still in the comic and the people shown are not to be perfect, Chris is genuinely heroic and the people are ultimately grateful for everything he does. To make the Decon Recon Switch even clearer, it turns out his powers were part of a DealWithTheDevil without him knowing and the good guy still wins in the end because the Devil in question didn't realise by making Chris a supremely powerful superhero beyond even age and death (being effectively indestructible) he claimed a soul he couldn't collect and is promptly dragged off to hell when the date for the soul comes due. Chris looses his powers but learns he doesn't need them and the world, while thinking Superior is dead, mourns hims as a hero and everyone is inspired to be better. The end has a touching dedication to ChrisopherReeve and RichardDonner and that the whole book was a love letter to the lighthearted movie that made everyone believe a man could fly.


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* {{Superior/Comics}} which was written by MarkMiller seemed like a deconstruction of what would happen if a kid got super powers and of what it would be like in real life if someone actually had the PhysicalGod level strength Superman had. The world is also chown to be cynical with people acting as self-centered and selfish as they would in real life. Then issue #3 happens and suddenly the child with the powers, Chris, saves a falling space station, keeps it from pancaking New York and starts saving lives all around the country like stopping a train from hitting an ambulance, stopping a nuclear meltdown, and rescuing a damaged submarine. While people are sceptical at first, they quickly find themselves inspired by the superhero brought to life. Chris even manages to clear out Afghanistan without a single fatality while saving hundreds of innocents. While the realistic tone is still in the comic and the people shown are not to be perfect, Chris is genuinely heroic and the people are ultimately grateful for everything he does. To make the Decon Recon Switch even clearer, it turns out his powers were part of a DealWithTheDevil without him knowing and the good guy still wins in the end because the Devil in question didn't realise by making Chris a supremely powerful superhero beyond even age and death (being effectively indestructible) he claimed a soul he couldn't collect and is promptly dragged off to hell when the date for the soul comes due. Chris looses his powers but learns he doesn't need them and the world, while thinking Superior is dead, mourns hims as a hero and everyone is inspired to be better. The end has a touching dedication to ChrisopherReeve and RichardDonner and that the whole book was a love letter to the lighthearted movie that made everyone believe a man could fly.
3rd Feb '18 8:05:23 PM markband
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* {{Superior/Comics}} which was written by MarkMiller seemed like a deconstruction of what would happen if a kid got super powers and of what it would be like in real life if someone actually had the PhysicalGod level strength Superman had. The world is also chown to be cynical with people acting as self-centered and selfish as they would in real life. Then issue #3 happens and suddenly the child with the powers, Chris, saves a falling space station, keeps it from pancaking New York and starts saving lives all around the country like stopping a train from hitting an ambulance, stopping a nuclear meltdown, and rescuing a damaged submarine. While people are sceptical at first, they quickly find themselves inspired by the superhero brought to life. Chris even manages to clear out Afghanistan without a single fatality while saving hundreds of innocents. While the realistic tone is still in the comic and the people shown are not to be perfect, Chris is genuinely heroic and the people are ultimately grateful for everything he does. To make the Decon Recon Switch even clearer, it turns out his powers were part of a DealWithTheDevil without him knowing and the good guy still wins in the end because the Devil in question didn't realise by making Chris a supremely powerful superhero beyond even age and death (being effectively indestructible) he claimed a soul he couldn't collect and is promptly dragged off to hell when the date for the soul comes due. Chris looses his powers but learns he doesn't need them and the world, while thinking Superior is dead, mourns hims as a hero and everyone is inspired to be better. The end has a touching dedication to ChrisopherReeve and RichardDonner and that the whole book was a love letter to the lighthearted movie that made everyone believe a man could fly.
31st Jan '18 1:41:33 AM infernape612
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** A similar process, but taken several steps further occurs in the finale, this time with ThouShaltNotKill. Aang refuses to kill Ozai despite the guy's BigBad status but leaving him alive means he can continue his EvilPlan: [[spoiler: Aang takes a third option by removing Ozai's bending and placing the reformed Zuko on his throne. This way Aang can neutralize the threat without killing anyone (other than the crew of his airship, but [[WhatMeasureIsAMook they don't count]].]]

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** A similar process, but taken several steps further occurs in the finale, this time with ThouShaltNotKill. Aang refuses to kill Ozai despite the guy's BigBad status but leaving him alive means he can continue his EvilPlan: [[spoiler: Aang takes a third option by removing Ozai's bending and placing the reformed Zuko on his throne. This way Aang can neutralize the threat without killing anyone (other than the crew of his airship, but [[WhatMeasureIsAMook they don't count]].count]]).]]
31st Jan '18 1:38:25 AM infernape612
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* ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' started as a deconstruction of the ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' franchise, from pulling the characters into interdimensional war and showing the consequences of such to averting DuelsDecideEverything, ThePowerOfFriendship, and the WarriorTherapist tropes. Then it began to show that these tropes could still work, having Yuya bring smiles to everyone by dueling and causing a multitude of HeelFaceTurns, including the BigBad.

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* ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' started as a deconstruction of the ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' franchise, from pulling the characters into interdimensional war and showing the consequences of such to averting DuelsDecideEverything, ThePowerOfFriendship, and the WarriorTherapist tropes. Then it began to show that these tropes could still work, having Yuya bring smiles to everyone by dueling and causing a multitude of HeelFaceTurns, {{Heel Face Turn}}s, including the BigBad.
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