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5th Feb '18 6:15:50 PM nombretomado
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It should be noted that a deconstruction doesn't ''have'' to be DarkerAndEdgier than its source. If a negative trope is taken apart and shown to not necessarily be as bad as it's generally made to look, that's a LighterAndSofter deconstruction. Also, just because the trope is taken in a darker direction, it doesn't mean it's been deconstructed. Tropes darkened unrealistically don't provide the meaningful insight that a deconstruction is supposed to. For more examples of what a deconstruction is not, see NotADeconstruction.

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It should be noted that a deconstruction doesn't ''have'' to be DarkerAndEdgier than its source. If a negative trope is taken apart and shown to not necessarily be as bad as it's generally made to look, that's a LighterAndSofter deconstruction. Also, just because the trope is taken in a darker direction, it doesn't mean it's been deconstructed. Tropes darkened unrealistically don't provide the meaningful insight that a deconstruction is supposed to. For more examples of what a deconstruction is not, see NotADeconstruction.
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11th Jan '18 9:10:53 AM MagiMecha
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* ''ComicBook/{{Avengers 2016}}''[='s=] .1 issue deconstruct the RagtagBandOfMisfits trope. Set during the "[[Characters/SecondAvengersTeam Cap's Kooky Quartet]]" era, Captain America ends having Hawkeye, Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch dropped on his lap when Thor, Iron Man, Ant-Man and the Wasp left the team for their own things. The public isn't keen on Captain America leading a team of super villains, Captain America himself isn't keen on it, the former villains can't stand each other and a horrified Wasp realizes they've made a mistake when they get trounced by the Frightful Four.
20th Dec '17 12:41:31 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ToBeLawfulOrGood deconstructs LawfulGood, showing that "Lawful" and "Good" aspect can conflict with each other, [[MoralDilemma forcing a choice]] that shows it doesn't offer the [[BlackAndWhiteMorality clear-cut morality]] one expects.
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3rd Dec '17 3:21:00 PM inquisitor1586
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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.

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** [[spoiler: Salem]]'s faction deconstructs the typical BigBadEnsemble FiveBadBand 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.
19th Oct '17 4:57:52 PM MsZephy7
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* At the end of season 10 in ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', Epsilon [[ButNowIMustGo leaves with Carolina]] to investigate Freelancer equipment without saying goodbye to Tucker and Caboose. The rest of season 11 and 12 showed the results of this. Caboose spiraled into a depression and latched onto a very dangerous Freckles the Mantis assault droid as a ReplacementGoldfish. Tucker became bitter and angry with Epsilon for abandoning them and constantly clashed with the latter when they were reunited. Epsilon later did admit it was a jerk move to do to his friends.
9th Aug '17 10:45:15 PM JustaUsername
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** The ''ComicBook/{{Knightfall}}'' storyline deconstructs the AntiHeroSubsitute. After Batman is broken by Bane, Bruce appoints [[ComicBook/{{Azrael}} Jean-Paul Valley]] to be Batman. However, the System kicks in and Jean-Paul finds himself lost in the brainwashing, being driven slowly insane in a war of ideologies before ultimately slipping back into his Azrael persona and decided to just try to kill criminals, forcing Bruce to take back the mantle.

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** The ''ComicBook/{{Knightfall}}'' storyline deconstructs the AntiHeroSubsitute.AntiHeroSubstitute. After Batman is broken by Bane, Bruce appoints [[ComicBook/{{Azrael}} Jean-Paul Valley]] to be Batman. However, the System kicks in and Jean-Paul finds himself lost in the brainwashing, being driven slowly insane in a war of ideologies before ultimately slipping back into his Azrael persona and decided to just try to kill criminals, forcing Bruce to take back the mantle.
2nd Aug '17 10:23:39 AM JJHIL325
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** ''DeconstructedTrope/YuGiOhArcV''
26th Jul '17 9:18:07 AM MagiMecha
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** The ''ComicBook/{{Knightfall}}'' storyline deconstructs the AntiHeroSubsitute. After Batman is broken by Bane, Bruce appoints [[ComicBook/{{Azrael}} Jean-Paul Valley]] to be Batman. However, the System kicks in and Jean-Paul finds himself lost in the brainwashing, being driven slowly insane in a war of ideologies before ultimately slipping back into his Azrael persona and decided to just try to kill criminals, forcing Bruce to take back the mantle.
24th Jul '17 9:44:02 AM Silverblade2
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** The ''Batman'' comics arguably deconstruct ThouShaltNotKill and IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim. Batman repeatedly refuses to kill ''anyone'', and even goes so far as to SaveTheVillain whenever possible. This even extends to [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker the Joker]], despite knowing that the Joker is evil and AxCrazy beyond any hope of redemption, and Batman's repeated refusal to kill him only allows the Joker to continue killing people, especially since the Joker ''loves'' committing such atrocities merely for the sake of rubbing them in Batman's face.

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** The ''Batman'' comics arguably deconstruct ThouShaltNotKill and IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim. Batman repeatedly refuses to kill ''anyone'', and even goes so far as to SaveTheVillain whenever possible. This even extends to [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker [[ComicBook/TheJoker the Joker]], despite knowing that the Joker is evil and AxCrazy beyond any hope of redemption, and Batman's repeated refusal to kill him only allows the Joker to continue killing people, especially since the Joker ''loves'' committing such atrocities merely for the sake of rubbing them in Batman's face.
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.]]
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