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5th Feb '17 9:14:14 AM animalia
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** Pyrrha, Jaune's partner and {{Foil}}, deconstructs AttractivenessIsolation and TheAce. Because she is incredibly talented, pretty and skilled, she is put on a pedestal, constantly treated like a celebrity and she finds it hard to develop a relationship with anyone because no one would talk to her. In addition, she may have made a mistake when not allowing [[spoiler:Jaune to accompany her in her final fight against Cinder. While this was to protect him, she did not take into account how he could have helped her out, such as when she had Cinder in a choke hold and vulnerable to attack.]]

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** Pyrrha, Jaune's partner and {{Foil}}, deconstructs AttractivenessIsolation and TheAce. Because she is incredibly talented, pretty and skilled, she is put on a pedestal, constantly treated like a celebrity and she finds it hard to develop a relationship with anyone because no one would talk to her. In addition, she may have made a mistake when not allowing [[spoiler:Jaune to accompany her in her final fight against Cinder. While this was to protect him, she did not take into account how he could have helped her out, such as when she had Cinder in a choke hold and vulnerable to attack.]]
28th Jan '17 8:16:16 PM Blazer
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** Blake's ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies is deconstructed in the episode "Taking Control" when Sun [[WhatTheHellHero calls out Blake]] on her decision to "protect" her friends by running away constantly. While she might think she is being "selfless" in getting as much distance as possible between her, her friends, and the danger she thinks she's putting them in by being around them, she's instead hurting them by running away.
24th Jan '17 12:27:19 PM Xtifr
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* ''DiveQuest'', from the guy behind ''Roleplay/RubyQuest'', deconstructs the usual structure of Collective Games by having the "players" exist in universe, as facets of the protagonists personality, accessed through the Orb of Infinite Psyche. This proved so popular that it's been used in several other games. It also provided justification for switching the player character by having the second character find a shard of the orb.

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* ''DiveQuest'', ''Roleplay/DiveQuest'', from the guy behind ''Roleplay/RubyQuest'', deconstructs the usual structure of Collective Games by having the "players" exist in universe, as facets of the protagonists personality, accessed through the Orb of Infinite Psyche. This proved so popular that it's been used in several other games. It also provided justification for switching the player character by having the second character find a shard of the orb.
20th Jan '17 8:20:29 PM SuperFeatherYoshi
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* Franchise/{{Batman}}'s PapaWolf and his BerserkButton of "killing a couple in front of their son" was deconstructed in "Broken City" when pursuing a criminal who had shot and killed a couple, leaving the boy in a state of shock. Batman naturally is bent to get the criminal. [[spoiler: It turns out the guy he was chasing never really had it in him to shoot a gun, and ''the boy'' had shot and killed his parents while the criminal was just nearby. Batman's BerserkButton made him chase after the wrong person.]]

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* Franchise/{{Batman}}'s PapaWolf and his BerserkButton of "killing a couple in front of their son" was deconstructed in "Broken City" when pursuing City", in which he pursues a criminal who had shot and killed a couple, leaving the boy in a state of shock. Batman naturally is bent to get the criminal. [[spoiler: It turns out the guy he was chasing never really had it in him to shoot a gun, and ''the boy'' had shot and killed his parents while the criminal was just nearby. Batman's BerserkButton made him chase after the wrong person.]]
20th Jan '17 8:19:24 PM SuperFeatherYoshi
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* Franchise/{{Batman}}'s PapaWolf and his BerserkButton of "killing a couple in front of their son" was deconstructed when pursuing a criminal who had shot and killed a couple, leaving the boy in a state of shock. Batman naturally is bent to get the criminal. [[spoiler: It turns out the guy he was chasing never really had it in him to shoot a gun, and ''the boy'' had shot and killed his parents while the criminal was just nearby. Batman's BerserkButton made him chase after the wrong person.]]

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* Franchise/{{Batman}}'s PapaWolf and his BerserkButton of "killing a couple in front of their son" was deconstructed in "Broken City" when pursuing a criminal who had shot and killed a couple, leaving the boy in a state of shock. Batman naturally is bent to get the criminal. [[spoiler: It turns out the guy he was chasing never really had it in him to shoot a gun, and ''the boy'' had shot and killed his parents while the criminal was just nearby. Batman's BerserkButton made him chase after the wrong person.]]
31st Dec '16 6:52:45 PM nombretomado
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* Many of the songs written by Serge Gainsbourg for the 60's French pop star France Gall were deconstructions of common themes in pop music and its role at the time in everyday life. The most well-known example is probably ''Poupée de cire, Poupée de son'', winner of the EurovisionSongContest of 1965, which deconstructs the idea of a star too young to actually understand love singing SillyLoveSongs for cash that younger kids will believe.

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* Many of the songs written by Serge Gainsbourg for the 60's French pop star France Gall were deconstructions of common themes in pop music and its role at the time in everyday life. The most well-known example is probably ''Poupée de cire, Poupée de son'', winner of the EurovisionSongContest Series/EurovisionSongContest of 1965, which deconstructs the idea of a star too young to actually understand love singing SillyLoveSongs for cash that younger kids will believe.



** The BluesTraveler song "Hook" followed the same model with pop songs, to the extent that they used PachelbelsCanonProgression for the bridge. Few noticed at the time, though.

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** The BluesTraveler Music/BluesTraveler song "Hook" followed the same model with pop songs, to the extent that they used PachelbelsCanonProgression for the bridge. Few noticed at the time, though.



* TheTemptations deconstructed the previously romantic view of being a runaway in "Runaway Child, Running Wild".

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* TheTemptations Music/TheTemptations deconstructed the previously romantic view of being a runaway in "Runaway Child, Running Wild".
22nd Dec '16 10:48:00 PM Rebu
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** TheCommissionerGordon is deconstructed at ComicBook/BatmanNoMansLand: Sarah Essen explains that Gordon tried to get a [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere job outside]] Gotham City when No Man's Land was declared, [[RealityEnsues but had been laughed at because he couldn't keep his city safe without the help of a]] VigilanteMan. She warns the officers to not speak about Batman around him anymore.

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** TheCommissionerGordon is deconstructed at ComicBook/BatmanNoMansLand: Sarah Essen explains that Gordon tried to get a [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere job outside]] Gotham City when No Man's Land was declared, [[RealityEnsues but had been laughed at because he couldn't keep his city safe without the help of a]] VigilanteMan. She warns the officers to not speak about Batman around him anymore.[[note]]Several cities in the DC universe rely on vigilantes, powered or otherwise. ''Superman'' is technically a vigilante. One wonders what makes Gotham so unique.[[/note]]
24th Nov '16 2:31:19 AM Derleth
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** Which sounds like a translation and adaptation of the poem "Richard Corey, by Edward Arlington Robinson. (http://www.bartleby.com/104/45.html)

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** Which sounds like a translation and adaptation of the poem "Richard Corey, by Edward Arlington Robinson. (http://www.bartleby.com/104/45.html)html )
16th Nov '16 12:46:33 PM Furienna
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The intentional use and exploration of a {{trope}}, typically for ironic or [[DeconstructiveParody satirical]] purposes. This differs from subverting a trope and LampshadeHanging because the trope is not altered in any way, nor is any attempt made to make it more believable. It is used straight--far straighter than normal, in fact--and is examined in great detail, usually to try and show what circumstances would cause the trope to manifest in real life and/or what the real-life consequences of this trope would be, revealing some [[FridgeHorror flaws]] beneath, like saying, "[[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor Be careful: this is what happens when you have this trope.]]"

Alternately, the trope can be used in a manner that differs greatly from its usual context. For example, many characters in comedies display behavior that, though played for laughs in the show, could in RealLife be the end result of a mental or social anxiety problem--{{Yandere}}s, {{Hard Drinking Party Girl}}s, {{Tsundere}}s, and {{Lovable Sex Maniac}}s, to name a few. A more serious show might play with these tropes by presenting identical characters as unstable or even dangerous.

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The intentional use and exploration of a {{trope}}, typically for ironic or [[DeconstructiveParody satirical]] purposes. This differs from subverting a trope and LampshadeHanging because the trope is not altered in any way, nor is any attempt made to make it more believable. It is used straight--far straight - far straighter than normal, in fact--and fact - and is examined in great detail, usually to try and show what circumstances would cause the trope to manifest in real life and/or what the real-life consequences of this trope would be, revealing some [[FridgeHorror flaws]] beneath, like saying, "[[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor Be careful: this is what happens when you have this trope.]]"

Alternately, the trope can be used in a manner that differs greatly from its usual context. For example, many characters in comedies display behavior that, though played for laughs in the show, could in RealLife be the end result of a mental or social anxiety problem--{{Yandere}}s, problem - {{Yandere}}s, {{Hard Drinking Party Girl}}s, {{Tsundere}}s, {{Tsundere}}s and {{Lovable Sex Maniac}}s, to name a few. A more serious show might play with these tropes by presenting identical characters as unstable or even dangerous.



** ''Hamlet'' itself is a deconstruction of the revenge-tragedy genre that was extremely popular in the decades before the play was written (Shakespeare had contributed to the trend himself with ''Theatre/TitusAndronicus''). Hence, Hamlet's constant deliberation over his actions -- the play has the structure of a revenge tragedy but, unlike other plays in the genre which tend not to question the motivations of their heroes, it's very serious about the moral and theological consequences of seeking vengeance.

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** ''Hamlet'' itself is a deconstruction of the revenge-tragedy genre that was extremely popular in the decades before the play was written (Shakespeare had contributed to the trend himself with ''Theatre/TitusAndronicus''). Hence, Hamlet's constant deliberation over his actions -- - the play has the structure of a revenge tragedy but, unlike other plays in the genre which tend not to question the motivations of their heroes, it's very serious about the moral and theological consequences of seeking vengeance.
7th Nov '16 8:28:50 AM haxxr
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** Pyrrha, Jaune's partner and {{Foil}}, deconstructs AttractivenessIsolation and TheAce. Because she is incredibly talented, pretty and skilled, she is put on a pedestal, constantly treated like a celebrity and she finds it hard to develop a relationship with anyone because no one would talk to her.

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** Pyrrha, Jaune's partner and {{Foil}}, deconstructs AttractivenessIsolation and TheAce. Because she is incredibly talented, pretty and skilled, she is put on a pedestal, constantly treated like a celebrity and she finds it hard to develop a relationship with anyone because no one would talk to her. In addition, she may have made a mistake when not allowing [[spoiler:Jaune to accompany her in her final fight against Cinder. While this was to protect him, she did not take into account how he could have helped her out, such as when she had Cinder in a choke hold and vulnerable to attack.]]


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** [[spoiler: Salem]]'s faction deconstructs the typical BigBadEnsemble by portraying all of the members as regular people, capable of small-talk, friendships, and even taunting the "runt" of the group. In addition, judging by [[spoiler:Mercury and Emerald's expressions in Salem's domain]], the trope EvenEvilHasStandards is also deconstructed in that they are clearly disgusted but they need to continue out of fear.
** [[spoiler:Salem]] deconstructs the concept of a BigBad TeamMom. While in episode one she seemed to care for all her subjects, episode three reveals that she has ''quite'' the temper for even the smallest misunderstanding. Also, her "treatment" seems incredibly painful; and she shows a complete disregard for [[spoiler:Cinder]]'s pain.
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