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21st May '17 6:07:27 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheWorldEndsWithYou'' is a massive one for the entire JRPG genre. The hero, Neku, starts as a Decon of the mopey, emo teenager. Who only has people around him because of the much more outgoing Shiki, who is tied to him by the game's rules. By the end, however, he learns to grow out of his emo ways, and that the world is bigger than himself.

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* ''TheWorldEndsWithYou'' ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'' is a massive one for the entire JRPG genre. The hero, Neku, starts as a Decon of the mopey, emo teenager. Who only has people around him because of the much more outgoing Shiki, who is tied to him by the game's rules. By the end, however, he learns to grow out of his emo ways, and that the world is bigger than himself.
5th May '17 6:29:41 PM lalalei2001
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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.
29th Apr '17 10:12:08 AM mlsmithca
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* Those Kotex commercials that pose the question "Why are tampon ads so obnoxious?" detail all the tricks tampon ads use then immediately cut to scenes of exactly what they just said. Yes, it is a parody, but it still makes use of all the old tropes while at the same time making itself seem cooler than the other brands who are also using the same old tropes. Everyone is still wearing white pants and the liquid in the demonstration will never be any color but [[color:blue:blue]].

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* Those Kotex commercials that pose the question "Why are tampon ads so obnoxious?" detail all the tricks tampon ads use then immediately cut to scenes of exactly what they just said. Yes, it is a parody, but it still makes use of all the old tropes while at the same time making itself seem cooler than the other brands who are also using the same old tropes. Everyone is still wearing white pants and the liquid in the demonstration will never be any color but [[color:blue:blue]].blue.


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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'':
** The show continues this from ''[[WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars The Clone Wars]]'' regarding the philosophies of the Force:
*** Yoda and Ahsoka look back and note that the Jedi had become corrupt in the waning years of the Republic, as shown in the Prequels.
*** Who Ezra and Kanan choose to become will determine their future and their role in the Galaxy.
** Continuing from the above, Ezra is constantly exposed to new ways of thinking from different mentors and enemies, which is not helped by his growing natural affinity with the Force, and also being impressionable and curious:
*** Kanan (who had never formerly finished his own page]].training and had to learn [[DieOrFly via duels with the Inquisitors]]; his biggest concern is preserving your humanity while managing to find another way around to survive) attempts to constantly control and protect Ezra from the Dark side due to his own insecurities, while [[spoiler:Maul and the Presence]] ([[NotSoDifferent the former being raw to emotion like Ezra]] and the latter being a revered official [[spoiler:Sith Lord]]) encourage him to go in the opposite direction, by doing whatever it takes to get the job done faster and pragmatically, no matter how scrupulous and to use his negative emotions as his strength.
*** Among the others are Ahsoka, who, while does not seems to be heavily involved in Ezra's training, serves as a personal example to Ezra as a non-Jedi who is still strong in both morality and skill; and Rex, who though isn't a Force-user, teaches Ezra on ruthlessness without going off the deep end.
** "Rise of the Old Masters" does this with ThereIsNoTry. Kanan says this to Ezra during his training, who asks him how you can do something without trying. Kanan admits that he never understood it either and is just parroting Master Yoda. At the end of the episode, Kanan figures out what it means - if you simply ''try'' to do something, you'll have far less chance of succeeding than if you focus on ''doing'' it.
** Of the KidHero trope (and likely of Anakin as well):
*** Ezra is rather [[DeadpanSnarker humorous]] and clumsy, but it turns out he has powers (The Force), which throws him into the Galaxy of the Rebels vs. TheEmpire, and of course, his powers are part of his [[DarkAndTroubledPast sob story]], which motivates him to join the Rebels.
*** It sounds like it will be a fun adventure about kicking evil's butt... but the show explores what kind of stress that induces on a teenager, including the horrors of war like the [[ILetGwenStacyDie loss of family]], [[ItsAllMyFault friends]], [[MyGreatestFailure and]] [[SurvivorsGuilt innocents caught in the crossfire]], and the burden of attempting to carry on a legacy of a dying philosophy, also being constantly susceptible to people who want to take Ezra under their wing, as described above.
*** Ezra is constantly wondering if [[HopelessWar the fight is worth it]], [[MoralityChain but what keeps]] Ezra from JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope and staying a good person at heart is [[TeamMom maternal support]] [[TheHeart from Hera]], [[TeamDad Kanan's]] [[TheMentor teachings]], [[CoolBigBro Zeb's respect]], [[CoolBigSis Sabine's faith]] [[ShipTease in him]], and his friendships with Chopper, Rex, Ahsoka, etc.
*** To sum it all up, like the movies, ''Rebels'' is a ComingOfAgeStory.
** Briefly discussed in "A Princess on Lothal". The crew tries to come up with ways to retrieve the ships, until each one is shut down, and they are brought to silence, discouraged with the plan. Leia brings life and hope back to the discussion with this piece of encouragement:
--->'''Leia''': I know you need those ships, so don't tell me why we can't get them; tell me how we ''will''.
23rd Apr '17 2:14:43 PM nombretomado
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* The ''Franchise/TalesSeries'' is quite good about this. They'll massively deconstruct a concept in the first half of their games, then put it back together in the second half.

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* The ''Franchise/TalesSeries'' ''VideoGame/TalesSeries'' is quite good about this. They'll massively deconstruct a concept in the first half of their games, then put it back together in the second half.
22nd Apr '17 3:11:28 PM project13Kr
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* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' deconstructs TheCape superhero archetype by showing that Steve Rogers' ideals don't quite fit in which 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]].
19th Apr '17 3:17:21 AM NightShade96
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* The ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' episode "Rise of the Old Masters" does this with ThereIsNoTry. Kanan says this to Ezra during his training, who asks him how you can do something without trying. Kanan admits that he never understood it either and is just parroting Master Yoda. At the end of the episode, Kanan figures out what it means - if you simply ''try'' to do something, you'll have far less chance of succeeding than if you focus on ''doing'' it.
8th Apr '17 10:14:59 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''Manga/TwentiethCenturyBoys'' goes nuts on every nuance it can find in the SavingTheWorld plot. The badass is brought down to the same level as the ActionSurvivor cast. The AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever is torn apart so brutally it's commented on in-universe. The only reason the BigBad exists is because he's a PsychopathicManchild who actually ''believes'' in this, and he is much more GenreSavvy than the typical comic book villain who grabs the IdiotBall at the perfect time. At the same time, it is a {{Reconstruction}} in that, no matter how many {{trope}}s it subverts, the characters are still SavingTheWorld.

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* ''Manga/TwentiethCenturyBoys'' goes nuts on every nuance it can find in the SavingTheWorld plot. The badass is brought down to the same level as the ActionSurvivor cast. The AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever is torn apart so brutally it's commented on in-universe. The only reason the BigBad exists is because he's a PsychopathicManchild who actually ''believes'' in this, and he is much more GenreSavvy smarter than the typical comic book villain who grabs the IdiotBall at the perfect time. At the same time, it is a {{Reconstruction}} in that, no matter how many {{trope}}s it subverts, the characters are still SavingTheWorld.



* ''Comicbook/Irredeemable'' is a brutal deconstruction that asks "What if Superman went bad ''for real?'' That is until the ''very last page'' where [[spoiler:the Plutonian's essence has been scattered to the corners of the multiverse...and some of it ends up in our world and inspires the creation of Superman.]]

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* ''Comicbook/Irredeemable'' ''Comicbook/{{Irredeemable}}'' is a brutal deconstruction that asks "What if Superman went bad ''for real?'' That is until the ''very last page'' where [[spoiler:the Plutonian's essence has been scattered to the corners of the multiverse...and some of it ends up in our world and inspires the creation of Superman.]]



** A conversation with Aria T'Loak regarding her history at Omega demonstrates the DeconReconSwitch: her asari subordinates, skilled mercenaries and warriors, ingratiated themselves with the other mercenaries they were working with by providing sexual services, all to gain the information and access necessary for Aria to seize control. In essence, Aria [[GenreSavvy weaponized]] the [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe asari stereotype]].

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** A conversation with Aria T'Loak regarding her history at Omega demonstrates the DeconReconSwitch: her asari subordinates, skilled mercenaries and warriors, ingratiated themselves with the other mercenaries they were working with by providing sexual services, all to gain the information and access necessary for Aria to seize control. In essence, Aria [[GenreSavvy weaponized]] weaponized the [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe asari stereotype]].
8th Apr '17 10:10:03 PM nombretomado
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* ''ScoobyDooMysteryInc'' does this to the Scooby-Doo franchise as a whole, examining what makes a bunch of kids go out and meddle with supernatural mysteries and how it could reasonably work, as well as showing just how disturbing and dangerous such an activity would truly get. It also does this to the NonHumanSidekick trope as well, as evidenced by how Shaggy and Velma's relationship is affected by the presence of someone not human, but about as intelligent and with similarly strong feelings.

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* ''ScoobyDooMysteryInc'' ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' does this to the Scooby-Doo franchise as a whole, examining what makes a bunch of kids go out and meddle with supernatural mysteries and how it could reasonably work, as well as showing just how disturbing and dangerous such an activity would truly get. It also does this to the NonHumanSidekick trope as well, as evidenced by how Shaggy and Velma's relationship is affected by the presence of someone not human, but about as intelligent and with similarly strong feelings.
4th Apr '17 2:08:18 PM Delphi
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* Seen in ''Comicbook/SpiderManReign'' when Spider-Man foregoes the DarkerAndEdgier black costume in favor of the classic red and blues, all while singing a [[WesternAnimation/SpiderMan1967 familiar tune]].[[/folder]]

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* Seen in ''Comicbook/SpiderManReign'' when Spider-Man foregoes the DarkerAndEdgier black costume in favor of the classic red and blues, all while singing a [[WesternAnimation/SpiderMan1967 familiar tune]].tune]].
* ''Comicbook/Irredeemable'' is a brutal deconstruction that asks "What if Superman went bad ''for real?'' That is until the ''very last page'' where [[spoiler:the Plutonian's essence has been scattered to the corners of the multiverse...and some of it ends up in our world and inspires the creation of Superman.]]
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22nd Mar '17 12:04:11 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'', much like [[Lierature/ASongOfIceAndFire the books it is based on]] started out as a deconstruction of HeroicFantasy, beginning with showing how unsuited for rule the RebelLeader would be, and how big of a mess a continent-spanning empire covering multiple cultures would be in if the unifying royal dynasy was extinguished, and just going from there. However, by the end of season 6, where the story starts to deviate from the books [[spoiler:all the good and light gray factions and fan-favorite characters have started to coalesce together to fight the greater enemy of the White Walkers, and the main villains are now a classic PirateKing and an [[EvilOverlord Evil]] [[GodSaveUSFromTheQueen Queen]], rather than the political chessmasters of previous seasons]]. The best symbol for this is the Brotherhood Without Banners, in the books they have devolved to bandits under the leadership of an undead horror, but in the series [[spoiler:they are holy warriors in service to a God of Light]].

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'', much like [[Lierature/ASongOfIceAndFire the books it is based on]] started out as a deconstruction of HeroicFantasy, beginning with showing how unsuited for rule the RebelLeader would be, and how big of a mess a continent-spanning empire covering multiple cultures would be in if the unifying royal dynasy was extinguished, and just going from there. However, by the end of season 6, where the story starts to deviate from the books [[spoiler:all the good and light gray factions and fan-favorite characters have started to coalesce together to fight the greater enemy of the White Walkers, and the main villains are now a classic PirateKing and an [[EvilOverlord Evil]] [[GodSaveUSFromTheQueen Queen]], rather than the political chessmasters of previous seasons]]. The best symbol for this is the Brotherhood Without Banners, in the books they have devolved to bandits under the leadership of an undead horror, but in the series [[spoiler:they are holy warriors in service to a God of Light]]. Another example is House Stark's fate, which, for most of the series, has been a by-word regarding how a family of honorable fantasy heroes, good politics and Westeros don't mix. At the beginning of the War of Five Kings, House Stark (similar to the Greyjoy-led Ironborn) had the smallest army and fewest allies. After the Red Wedding, their ranks and leadership were virtually annihilated—the house itself functionally extinct. Their only remaining clanspeople (Sansa, Arya, Bran, Rickon and Jon) were either tossed around like bargaining chips or hunted like fugitives. And yet, by Season 6, they have a) retaken their ancestral seat and destroyed their centuries-long rivals, b) regained the support of the North and re-established their independent Kingdom, and c) pieced together a standing army through assimilating the Free Folk and allying with the knights of the Vale. By contrast, the three-way alliance that brought them on their knees —Boltons, Freys and Lannisters — are respectively extinct, in a DecapitatedArmy and SuccessionCrisis situation, and currently on the verge of collapse.
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