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29th Aug '16 8:57:30 PM Jgamer
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** The Krogan are your stereotypical ProudWarriorRaceGuys. However, Mass Effect shows how such a race would function in an actual galactic civilization. Because they once threatened to conquer the galaxy, the rest of the galaxy teamed up against them and hit them with a SterilityPlague that reduced their natural explosive birth rate drastically. They could still hold a stable population if they stayed home and helped rebuild, but instead they've become a race of DeathSeekers, hiring themselves out as mercenaries and dooming their race to slow extinction. However, provided you play your cards right, [[spoiler: your Krogan teammate in the first game is inspired by Shepard to return to his home planet and assumes leadership by fighting his way to the top, essentially becoming the leader of his entire race by the time you meet up with him again in the second, and using his position, he's slowly restoring both the "Proud" part of the trope, but also the "Race" part, especially if you cure the SterilityPlague in the third game]]
29th Aug '16 10:23:08 AM JoeMerl
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* ''Anime/SpacePatrolLuluco'''s main character arc was Luluco's schoolgirl crush on her stoic teammate, Nova. As the show nears its end, it turns out that Nova is actually an EmptyShell working for the BigBad, who [[ImpossibleThief literally steals her feelings]] on the grounds that a NaiveEverygirl's LoveAtFirstSight is actually the most ''worthless'' thing in the universe. After [[LiteralMetaphor dying of a broken heart]], Luluco realizes that Nova's lack of emotions means that his actions can't really constitute a betrayal, and that her love for him is precious no matter what; this not only [[BackFromTheDead brings her back to life]], it induces a CareBearStare that [[HumanityEnsues gives Nova emotions]] and allows him to return her love.

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* ''Anime/SpacePatrolLuluco'''s main character arc was Luluco's schoolgirl crush on her stoic teammate, Nova. As the show nears its end, it turns out that Nova is actually an EmptyShell working for the BigBad, who [[ImpossibleThief literally steals her feelings]] on the grounds that a NaiveEverygirl's LoveAtFirstSight is actually the most ''worthless'' thing in the universe. After [[LiteralMetaphor dying of a broken heart]], Luluco realizes that Nova's lack of emotions means that his actions can't really constitute a betrayal, and that her love for him is precious no matter what; this not only [[BackFromTheDead brings her back to life]], it induces a CareBearStare that [[HumanityEnsues [[HumanityIsInfectious gives Nova emotions]] and allows him to return her love.
28th Aug '16 9:10:07 PM JoeMerl
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* ''Anime/SpacePatrolLuluco'' depicts the dangerous consequences of a NaiveEverygirl getting caught up in LoveAtFirstSight with a guy she doesn't really know, when that guy is actually out to manipulate her so [[ImpossibleThief he can steal her feelings]]. However, she later decides that regardless what others think, the fact that it is her love and her love alone means that it is precious and no one can truly take it from her, which leads to Luluco [[BackFromTheDead returning to life]].

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* ''Anime/SpacePatrolLuluco'' depicts ''Anime/SpacePatrolLuluco'''s main character arc was Luluco's schoolgirl crush on her stoic teammate, Nova. As the dangerous consequences of a NaiveEverygirl getting caught up in LoveAtFirstSight with a guy she doesn't really know, when show nears its end, it turns out that guy Nova is actually out to manipulate her so an EmptyShell working for the BigBad, who [[ImpossibleThief he can steal literally steals her feelings]]. However, she later decides feelings]] on the grounds that regardless what others think, a NaiveEverygirl's LoveAtFirstSight is actually the fact most ''worthless'' thing in the universe. After [[LiteralMetaphor dying of a broken heart]], Luluco realizes that it is her love and her love alone Nova's lack of emotions means that it his actions can't really constitute a betrayal, and that her love for him is precious and no one can truly take it from her, which leads to Luluco matter what; this not only [[BackFromTheDead returning brings her back to life]].life]], it induces a CareBearStare that [[HumanityEnsues gives Nova emotions]] and allows him to return her love.
23rd Aug '16 12:40:05 PM TheJ0ker
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* ''WebOriginal/{{Blackburn}}'' starts off with a sharply critical view of superheroes, painting them as ineffectual, unstable outcasts who can't do anything to stymie the massive crime wave plaguing Blackburn. The Mavericks have disbanded and been all but forgotten. [[spoiler:By the end the group has reformed, and, knowing they can only do a little to truly change the city, do so anyways because it's better than leaving criminals to do as they please.]]
10th Aug '16 2:11:43 PM Willbyr
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* KatawaShoujo gives us Hanako's route, which deconstructed not only the extremely common VN heroine archetypes of the FragileFlower and the BrokenBird, but inadvertently (owning to Katawa Shoujo's unique situation of having released the first part of their story ''years'' before the rest of it, allowing for a huge and extremely dedicated fandom to spring up around it long before anybody really knew anything about the actual story or characters), a huge amount of the game's fanfiction (especially fanfics focusing on Hanako herself, which almost always had her falling head over heels for whatever character she was paired with after the latter gave her a token bit of comfort and told her how pretty she really is). Hanako (who, ironically, is too much of a shrinking violet to say so out loud) turned out to actually ''hate'' being constantly treated by everyone like a broken thing, and the way she was constantly coddled and protected by them. The narration (via the protagonist's monologue) even going so far as to hand the reader a rather non-subtle ReasonYouSuckSpeech by suggesting that the real reason Hisao (and by extension, the reader) was so fascinated with Hanako was a desire to escape the emptiness and confusion of his own life by latching onto the only person around more obviously pathetic than himself and showering them with shallow affection. [[spoiler: Then, the good ending of the route completely turns the bleak and depressing premise on its head by showing that even if that's true, by being willing to accept one's own faults and share them with a loved one's, and treating them as equals rather than something to be protected or served, it is possible to not only have a satisfying and happy relationship with a person who appears to be "broken", but for everyone involved to emerge from it as better persons.]]

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* KatawaShoujo ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'' gives us Hanako's route, which deconstructed not only the extremely common VN heroine archetypes of the FragileFlower and the BrokenBird, but inadvertently (owning to Katawa Shoujo's ''Katawa Shoujo'''s unique situation of having released the first part of their story ''years'' before the rest of it, allowing for a huge and extremely dedicated fandom to spring up around it long before anybody really knew anything about the actual story or characters), a huge amount of the game's fanfiction (especially fanfics focusing on Hanako herself, which almost always had her falling head over heels for whatever character she was paired with after the latter gave her a token bit of comfort and told her how pretty she really is). Hanako (who, ironically, is too much of a shrinking violet to say so out loud) turned out to actually ''hate'' being constantly treated by everyone like a broken thing, and the way she was constantly coddled and protected by them. The narration (via the protagonist's monologue) even going so far as to hand the reader a rather non-subtle ReasonYouSuckSpeech by suggesting that the real reason Hisao (and by extension, the reader) was so fascinated with Hanako was a desire to escape the emptiness and confusion of his own life by latching onto the only person around more obviously pathetic than himself and showering them with shallow affection. [[spoiler: Then, the good ending of the route completely turns the bleak and depressing premise on its head by showing that even if that's true, by being willing to accept one's own faults and share them with a loved one's, and treating them as equals rather than something to be protected or served, it is possible to not only have a satisfying and happy relationship with a person who appears to be "broken", but for everyone involved to emerge from it as better persons.]]
17th Jul '16 2:32:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService''. Of the TuxedoAndMartini SpyFiction of early ''Film/JamesBond'' films. It begins by deconstructing it, including [[TrainingFromHell the sheer amount of trauma that comes with becoming such an operative even in the training stages]] and having a truly DangerouslyGenreSavvy villain who refuses to abide by [[spoiler:DeathTrap creation]] and other BondVillainStupidity, but comes back to a {{Reconstruction}} when the team of [[spoiler:Merlin, Roxy, and Eggsey]] work together and use the tactics of many of this type to fight back anyway.

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* ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService''. Of the TuxedoAndMartini SpyFiction of early ''Film/JamesBond'' films. It begins by deconstructing it, including [[TrainingFromHell the sheer amount of trauma that comes with becoming such an operative even in the training stages]] and having a truly DangerouslyGenreSavvy cunning villain who refuses to abide by [[spoiler:DeathTrap creation]] and other BondVillainStupidity, but comes back to a {{Reconstruction}} when the team of [[spoiler:Merlin, Roxy, and Eggsey]] work together and use the tactics of many of this type to fight back anyway.



* ''Film/TheManFromUNCLE'', while a straightforward Bond-esque espionage adventure stylistically sticking strictly to the Martini Flavored end of the sliding scale of SpyFiction, portrays a Stale Beer take on the Cold War with nations more than willing to stab each other in the back to get the job done. The suave, [[SharpDressedMan sharp-dressed]], [[TheCasanova womanizing]] [[TheAce ace]] Napoleon Solo is also a kleptomaniacal, sex-addicted World War II veteran who turned to [[GentlemanThief high-class crime]], who only works for the CIA because he's a BoxedCrook riding out what would have been his prison sentence in the field after the government decided his talents could be put to use. His partner, the brooding, unstoppable GeniusBruiser Illya Kuryakin is in fact severely emotionally damaged after the events of his childhood, has difficulties with social interaction, and is prone to episodes of psychotic rage that threaten to compromise even the simplest of undercover missions, who works in the KGB mainly to try and erase the shame of his parents' indiscretions. They spend a good chunk of the movie trying to either kill or spy on one other. The villainess, in turn, while perfectly happy to luxuriate in her power and sadism, is also DangerouslyGenreSavvy. However, the same demons that cause Solo and Kuryakin's problems are also what drive them to become the best agents of their respective agencies, which as far as fieldwork goes more than make up for their failings in the end, and their enemy is roped into behaving in more stereotypically villainous fashion - to her downfall - as Solo is skilled enough at finding people's BerserkButton to get her to [[VillainousBreakdown lose her sense of caution.]] In the end, the two, in spite of their initial disdain for one another, learn to respect each other enough to TakeAThirdOption rather than kill each other at the behest of their agencies to retrieve a device that might provide an edge in the arms race, and instead join with Alexander Waverly in U.N.C.L.E., precipitating the events of [[Series/TheManFromUNCLE the original series.]]

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* ''Film/TheManFromUNCLE'', while a straightforward Bond-esque espionage adventure stylistically sticking strictly to the Martini Flavored end of the sliding scale of SpyFiction, portrays a Stale Beer take on the Cold War with nations more than willing to stab each other in the back to get the job done. The suave, [[SharpDressedMan sharp-dressed]], [[TheCasanova womanizing]] [[TheAce ace]] Napoleon Solo is also a kleptomaniacal, sex-addicted World War II veteran who turned to [[GentlemanThief high-class crime]], who only works for the CIA because he's a BoxedCrook riding out what would have been his prison sentence in the field after the government decided his talents could be put to use. His partner, the brooding, unstoppable GeniusBruiser Illya Kuryakin is in fact severely emotionally damaged after the events of his childhood, has difficulties with social interaction, and is prone to episodes of psychotic rage that threaten to compromise even the simplest of undercover missions, who works in the KGB mainly to try and erase the shame of his parents' indiscretions. They spend a good chunk of the movie trying to either kill or spy on one other. The villainess, in turn, while perfectly happy to luxuriate in her power and sadism, is also DangerouslyGenreSavvy.cunning. However, the same demons that cause Solo and Kuryakin's problems are also what drive them to become the best agents of their respective agencies, which as far as fieldwork goes more than make up for their failings in the end, and their enemy is roped into behaving in more stereotypically villainous fashion - to her downfall - as Solo is skilled enough at finding people's BerserkButton to get her to [[VillainousBreakdown lose her sense of caution.]] In the end, the two, in spite of their initial disdain for one another, learn to respect each other enough to TakeAThirdOption rather than kill each other at the behest of their agencies to retrieve a device that might provide an edge in the arms race, and instead join with Alexander Waverly in U.N.C.L.E., precipitating the events of [[Series/TheManFromUNCLE the original series.]]
12th Jul '16 1:15:02 AM PaulA
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* According to one interpretation, ''{{Adaptation}}'' deconstructs movie cliches in the first half, then reconstructs them in the 2nd. (Another interpretation is that it just deconstructs them in the first half and spoofs them in the second half, without any attempt at reconstruction.)

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* According to one interpretation, ''{{Adaptation}}'' ''Film/{{Adaptation}}'' deconstructs movie cliches in the first half, then reconstructs them in the 2nd.second. (Another interpretation is that it just deconstructs them in the first half and spoofs them in the second half, without any attempt at reconstruction.)
9th Jul '16 4:06:47 PM KingLyger
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** ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'' shows that just because a character TookALevelInBadass doesn't make them a better person. After a TimeSkip, the party members all become much stronger physically, but most of them haven't developed emotionally, resulting in a lot of animosity and bitterness over what happened during the time skip, or their {{Dark and Troubled Past}}s. It puts it back together by having the party talk a few things out, with main character Asbel coming to see that it's his actions, not his strength, that make him a {{Badass}}.
4th Jul '16 1:17:15 PM KingLyger
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** ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'', for instance, does this to CloningBlues. The deconstruction comes in by showing just what knowing you're a replica of someone else would do to someone's psyche and thought process, complete with BreakTheHaughty and massive HeroicSelfDeprecation. It reconstructs the concept by having the replica forge their own identity, and tell off their original who's still looking down on them for it. Exemplified by a speech before [[DuelBoss the boss battle between them]] with this: "Even if I'm a replica, I've still decided that I'm me! It doesn't matter what you think! Here I am!"

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** ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'', ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' deconstructs the idea of TheChosenOne and FantasticRacism. It deconstructs it by showing just what both would to to a person's psyche, the former bringing about all kinds of HeroicSelfDeprecation and pressure to succeed, with the latter showing that mercilessly blaming a group of people for instance, everything is only going to breed hatred that benefits no one. They're both reconstructed by having TheUnchosenOne save the day instead, doing so by espousing the belief that everyone has the right to live, and racism towards the same group of people who made your life miserable doesn't justify it.
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfLegendia'' does it to BigBrotherInstinct and LikeBrotherAndSister. Toying with someone's feelings, especially if it's because you can't let go of the past, will only make that person hate you and act extremely irrationally, as shown with what happens when Senel rejects Shirley's AnguishedDeclarationOfLove. Reconstructed in that Shirley's SuicidalCosmicTemperTantrum is still portrayed as her going way too far, and in the end, Senel proves that he does deeply care about Shirley, even if it isn't romantically.
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss''
does this to CloningBlues. The deconstruction comes in by showing just what knowing you're a replica of someone else would do to someone's psyche and thought process, complete with BreakTheHaughty and massive HeroicSelfDeprecation. It reconstructs the concept by having the replica forge their own identity, and tell off their original who's still looking down on them for it. Exemplified by a speech before [[DuelBoss the boss battle between them]] with this: "Even if I'm a replica, I've still decided that I'm me! It doesn't matter what you think! Here I am!"
1st Jul '16 7:10:26 PM nombretomado
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* ''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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* ''TwentiethCenturyBoys'' ''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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