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17th Aug '16 10:24:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* Website/FundiesSayTheDarndestThings deconstructs BornInTheWrongCentury by showing [[EvilReactionary just what kind of person]] would pine for the society of one hundred years ago.
17th Jul '16 2:32:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''WebVideo/ImAMarvelAndImADC'' deconstructs TheCape tendencies of Superman, where he spends his time remembering back when righteous heroes were idolized, fully aware that his [[ThinkNothingOfIt nobility]] and [[InvincibleHero incredibly overpowered persona]] are frowned upon by current comic book fans, who want a hero that's full of faults so they're more relatable. [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Lex Luthor]] tries to use this to convince Superman into writing Marvel out of history. Without Marvel making flawed superheroes, everyone would still idolize the perfect, heroic good guys of yesteryear. The interesting thing about this deconstruction is that it essentially says that comics need Superman because he does still act as a standard, and that the entire basis of Marvel heroes is that they're trying to be like Superman, so without Superman, there's nothing to strive for.

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* ''WebVideo/ImAMarvelAndImADC'' deconstructs TheCape tendencies of Superman, where he spends his time remembering back when righteous heroes were idolized, fully aware that his [[ThinkNothingOfIt nobility]] and [[InvincibleHero incredibly overpowered persona]] are frowned upon by current comic book fans, who want a hero that's full of faults so they're more relatable. [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Lex Luthor]] Luthor tries to use this to convince Superman into writing Marvel out of history. Without Marvel making flawed superheroes, everyone would still idolize the perfect, heroic good guys of yesteryear. The interesting thing about this deconstruction is that it essentially says that comics need Superman because he does still act as a standard, and that the entire basis of Marvel heroes is that they're trying to be like Superman, so without Superman, there's nothing to strive for.
20th Feb '16 4:54:15 AM Nintendoman01
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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.

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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.people, especially since the Joker ''loves'' committing such atrocities merely for the sake of rubbing them in Batman's face.
16th Feb '16 3:25:00 PM Zephyr7
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** The leaders of the four major Huntsman academies are working together [[BenevolentConspiracy behind the scenes]] to protect everyone from threats people know about and the ones they don't. One of their core motivations for secrecy is to avoid causing panic which would draw in hordes of Grimm. In the Volume 3, Cinder took advantage of the secrecy and exposed it, sowing distrust amongst the people.
6th Feb '16 1:39:24 AM Nintendoman01
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** The ''Batman'' comics arguably deconstruct ThouShaltNotKill. 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 refusal to kill him effectively makes Batman indirectly responsible for all the deaths the Joker has caused. It's even further deconstructed when Jason Todd is brought BackFromTheDead; furious that Batman never avenged his death at the hands of the Joker leads him to become the Red Hood, an AntiVillain who has no qualms against using lethal force against criminals.

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** The ''Batman'' comics arguably deconstruct ThouShaltNotKill.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 effectively makes Batman indirectly responsible for all the deaths only allows the Joker has caused. It's even further deconstructed when Jason Todd is brought BackFromTheDead; furious that Batman never avenged his death at the hands of the Joker leads him to become the Red Hood, an AntiVillain who has no qualms against using lethal force against criminals.continue killing people.
23rd Jan '16 2:19:38 AM Nintendoman01
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** The ''Batman'' comics arguably deconstruct ThouShaltNotKill. 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 refusal to kill him effectively makes Batman indirectly responsible for all the deaths the Joker has caused. It's even further deconstructed when Jason Todd is brought BackFromTheDead; furious that Batman never avenged his death at the hands of the Joker leads him to become the Red Hood, an AntiVillain who has no qualms against using lethal force against criminals.
16th Jan '16 4:33:58 PM nombretomado
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** Also the PhysicalGod tropes are deconstructed in-universe during the conversation between Darkseid and the Joker. Darkseid is quick to boast about being a god and the most powerful being in the universe, only to meet the Joker's laughter in return. The Joker then delivers a BreakingSpeech Darkseid by telling him that the only reason why he's so powerful is because he's nothing but a fictional character, designed that way by a comic book writer, and that StanLee is the closest thing to a god that exist in their universe since he's also a comic book writer, spending his days creating characters in the ways it seems fit to him. Darkseid can't do nothing but stare in shock of the reveal.

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** Also the PhysicalGod tropes are deconstructed in-universe during the conversation between Darkseid and the Joker. Darkseid is quick to boast about being a god and the most powerful being in the universe, only to meet the Joker's laughter in return. The Joker then delivers a BreakingSpeech Darkseid by telling him that the only reason why he's so powerful is because he's nothing but a fictional character, designed that way by a comic book writer, and that StanLee Creator/StanLee is the closest thing to a god that exist in their universe since he's also a comic book writer, spending his days creating characters in the ways it seems fit to him. Darkseid can't do nothing but stare in shock of the reveal.
14th Jan '16 8:10:57 PM Blazer
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* ''ComicBook/SecretWars2015'' deconstructs AGodAmI. After vanquishing the Beyonders, SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom takes their powers and becomes a God. Instead of repairing the universe or making a reasonable facsimile, he instead makes the ultimate {{Egopolis}}, Battleworld, and makes everyone his slave. In due time, the survivors of the final Incursion of Earth 616 and Earth 1610 arrive and proceed to turn everyone against Doom, leading to a final showdown between Reed Richards and Doom. [[spoiler:Doom is finally forced to admit Reed would have done better, only to have Owen Mercer, the Molecule Man, take that power and give it to Reed, who proceeds to fix the universe with the aid of the Future Foundation. And to add insult to injury, Reed repairs Doom's face, something Doom couldn't do to himself.]]
6th Jan '16 2:24:55 PM Blazer
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** The events of Vol. 3 Episodes 6-8 prove to be a deconstruction of Yang's BloodKnight tendencies when [[spoiler:she breaks Mercury's leg. Yang thinks that Mercury was trying to attack her and she was putting him down. Everyone saw her attack her defenseless opponent in a fit of unsportsmanlike conduct. Neither realize that this was all part of a WoundedGazelleGambit.]] Either way, everyone now sees Yang as someone unbecoming either a sportsman or a Hunter at the kindest and a bully picking on the helpless at the worst.
25th Nov '15 4:26:51 AM Morgenthaler
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** Ibsen also deconstructs ManicPixieDreamGirl with ''Theatre/ADollsHouse'' and ''HeddaGabler''. In ''Doll's House'', the heroine Nora is a (seemingly) flighty, vivacious, kooky child-woman who gradually realizes that she's been so working so hard at playing this role [[SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl for her more conventional husband]] even through bearing him three children that she has never really grown up and has no idea of her true self, and that their relationship is thus only a game, not adult love. She leaves him to try and learn how to be a fully formed human being. And in ''Hedda'', the eponymous Hedda grows to find her more conventional husband boring, and when she tries to put some spice back into her life by [[spoiler: starting an affair with a much more interesting man]], she discovers that he's a commandeering, blackmailing JerkAss. The play ends with Hedda being [[spoiler: DrivenToSuicide]].

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** Ibsen also deconstructs ManicPixieDreamGirl with ''Theatre/ADollsHouse'' and ''HeddaGabler''.''Theatre/HeddaGabler''. In ''Doll's House'', the heroine Nora is a (seemingly) flighty, vivacious, kooky child-woman who gradually realizes that she's been so working so hard at playing this role [[SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl for her more conventional husband]] even through bearing him three children that she has never really grown up and has no idea of her true self, and that their relationship is thus only a game, not adult love. She leaves him to try and learn how to be a fully formed human being. And in ''Hedda'', the eponymous Hedda grows to find her more conventional husband boring, and when she tries to put some spice back into her life by [[spoiler: starting an affair with a much more interesting man]], she discovers that he's a commandeering, blackmailing JerkAss. The play ends with Hedda being [[spoiler: DrivenToSuicide]].
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