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10th Feb '16 12:43:32 PM MagnusForce
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** ''Series/UltramanNexus'' is a deconstruction of the usual Kaiju and ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' shows. It shows what will happen if giant aliens and monsters actually appear in real life and no, it isn't pleasant. This is why Nexus is considered DarkerAndEdgier than most Tokusatsu as wellas the darkest entry in the ''Ultra Series''. ** ''Series/UltramanLeo'' did it before it was cool, with lots of death and violence. It deconstructed almost every happy trope the Ultra Series had, and came right of the back of ''Series/UltramanTaro'', a DenserAndWackier kid's comedy! Thus, ''Ultraman Leo'' is thought of as the darkest of the Showa era entries in the franchise.
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** ''Series/UltramanNexus'' is a deconstruction of the usual Kaiju and ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' shows. It shows what will happen if giant aliens and monsters actually appear appeared in real life and no, it isn't pleasant. It also explores [[RealityEnsues the realities]] behind a human suddenly merging with an alien being to become a superhero and not every host takes it well. This is why Nexus is considered DarkerAndEdgier than most Tokusatsu as wellas well as the darkest entry in the ''Ultra Series''. Series''. The series' themes [[{{Homage}} were also re-explored]] in the ''Series/UltramanX'' episode "Bond Unite", which had Xio's Lieutenant Sayuri Tachibana gain the power to become Ultraman Nexus [[spoiler:until the end of the episode, anyways]]. It features her children almost getting killed by the monster Bemular in Canada as well as having Tachibana try to cope with the fact that she suddenly could now transform into a giant superhero at will. The episode's MonsterOfTheWeek was even the Nexus monster Bugbuzun. ** ''Series/UltramanLeo'' did it before it was cool, with lots of death and violence. It deconstructed almost every happy trope the Ultra Series had, and came despite coming right of the back of ''Series/UltramanTaro'', a DenserAndWackier kid's kids' comedy! Thus, ''Ultraman Leo'' is thought of as the darkest of the Showa era entries in the franchise.franchise. ** ''Series/UltrasevenX'' took what Nexus did UpToEleven and combined it with ''Series/UltraSeven'', a series [[DarkerAndEdgier far more serious and thought-provoking]] than any Showa ''Ultra Series''.
7th Feb '16 4:20:48 PM nombretomado
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' deconstructs every trope from [[GoldenAgeOfAnimation Golden Age]] cartoons, especially those having to do with morality and chaos, either by exaggerating them to the point they become disgusting, or by showing just how unpleasant it would be to live through such events. The character of Ren could easily be a deconstruction of ButtMonkey villain characters like Daffy Duck for example. While many of his schemes and plans seem to be immoral and self centered, they're usually motivated by survival, like in the short "A Yard Too Far", he tries to steal food, only because he's starving. On numerous occasions, Ren either breaks down into tears, or explodes into homicidal anger over the intense suffering he has to endure. Where as Ren could be seen as a deconstruction of a cartoon bad guy, Stimpy on the other hand could be seen as a deconstruction of good guy characters in general. He often suffers through the same misfortune as Ren, and is unusually upbeat about it, but only because he's not smart enough to understand the trouble he's in, and despite the fact that he seems to have more of a sense of right and wrong then his counterpart, he is still easily manipulated by Ren into immoral activities, because, [[GoodIsDumb again he's not smart enough to understand.]]
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' deconstructs every trope from [[GoldenAgeOfAnimation [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation Golden Age]] cartoons, especially those having to do with morality and chaos, either by exaggerating them to the point they become disgusting, or by showing just how unpleasant it would be to live through such events. The character of Ren could easily be a deconstruction of ButtMonkey villain characters like Daffy Duck for example. While many of his schemes and plans seem to be immoral and self centered, they're usually motivated by survival, like in the short "A Yard Too Far", he tries to steal food, only because he's starving. On numerous occasions, Ren either breaks down into tears, or explodes into homicidal anger over the intense suffering he has to endure. Where as Ren could be seen as a deconstruction of a cartoon bad guy, Stimpy on the other hand could be seen as a deconstruction of good guy characters in general. He often suffers through the same misfortune as Ren, and is unusually upbeat about it, but only because he's not smart enough to understand the trouble he's in, and despite the fact that he seems to have more of a sense of right and wrong then his counterpart, he is still easily manipulated by Ren into immoral activities, because, [[GoodIsDumb again he's not smart enough to understand.]]
6th Feb '16 10:39:54 AM alliterator
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* ''Series/CrazyExGirlfriend'' is a deconstruction of the PsychoExGirlfriend and StalkerWithACrush tropes: Rebecca Bunch is a highly successful lawyer in New York, but she is also completely miserable, suffering from anxiety, insomnia, and depression. After accidentally running into her old ex-boyfriend Josh Chan, she remembers a time when she was truly happy...and so she decides to quit her job and move out to West Covina, California, where Josh lives. Rebecca has legitimate mental problems, however, and that isn't helped with her throwing away her medication, as well as lying to herself about why she moved to West Covina.
26th Jan '16 10:04:54 PM DoctorSleep
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* The WorldofSnark component of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse is facing its own deconstruction from upcoming films Film/{{Deadpool}} and Film/SuicideSquad. Both films have wise-cracking comic-book characters as their protagonists, but instead of being heroes they're amoral mercenaries with personality disorders. Both films seem to be inferring that finding something to joke about in a life-threatening situation with dozens of potential casualties carries some sociopathic implications.
26th Jan '16 1:07:37 PM DoctorSleep
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* The WorldofSnark component of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse is facing its own deconstruction from upcoming films Film/{{Deadpool}} and Film/SuicideSquad. Both films have wise-cracking comic-book characters as their protagonists, but instead of being heroes they're amoral mercenaries with personality disorders. Both films seem to be inferring that finding something to joke about in a life-threatening situation with dozens of potential casualties carries some sociopathic implications.
19th Jan '16 8:03:54 AM PixelKnight
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** Tarquin actually manages to Deconstruct TheGoodGuysAlwaysWin. When Tarquin's [[MadDictatorsHandsomeSon good son]] [[SpoonyBard Elan]] points out that heroes always take down evil empires like his, Tarquin notes that for heroes to take them down, they must first ''exist,'' generally for decades or longer. Sure, he might get violently killed in the end, but he'll rule for years, and it'll make a great story when ''Elan himself'' overthrows him. Elan is so freaked out to hear his [[GenreSavvy beloved tropes]] twisted this way that he simply runs away.
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** Tarquin actually manages to Deconstruct TheGoodGuysAlwaysWin. When Tarquin's [[MadDictatorsHandsomeSon good son]] [[SpoonyBard Elan]] points out that heroes always take down evil empires like his, Tarquin notes that for heroes to take them down, they must first ''exist,'' generally for decades or longer. Sure, he might get violently killed in the end, but he'll rule for years, and it'll make a great story when ''Elan himself'' overthrows him. Elan is so freaked out to hear his [[GenreSavvy beloved tropes]] twisted this way that he simply runs away.has a full-fledged panic attack.
18th Jan '16 4:49:57 AM thatmadork
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** The game also deconstructs LevelGrinding, WhatMeasureIsAMook and VideoGameCrueltyPotential. [[spoiler:Every monster you find in the game is a sentient individual with their own lives, friends and family. LV is explained to be your willingness to kill people rather than your combat experience. So if you play the game with the tagline ''"The Friendly RPG Where Nobody Has To Die"'' like a traditional [=RPG=], the game treats [[YouBastard you, the player]], as a sadistic OmnicidalManiac. In the ending, [[GreaterScopeVillain the game's version of Satan]] will appear and [[WhatTheHellPlayer call you out]] and tell you about how they can erase your actions... at the price of your soul. Accepting his offer will ''permanently taint the game files, and attempting to do a PacifistRun will result in your character being possessed at the last minute: this is true even if you uninstall the game and try it on another computer''. Hey, it's what you get, bastard.]]
15th Jan '16 6:38:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* A lot of John Tynes and/or Greg Stolze works features this. ''TabletopGame/UnknownArmies'', for instance, deconstructs the UrbanFantasy setting, the novel ''A Hunger Like Fire'' deconstructs the trope of the sensual vampire temptress and the [=RPGs=] ''Godlike'' and ''WildTalents'' deconstructs superheroes stories set during World War 2 and the Cold War respectively.
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* A lot of John Tynes and/or Greg Stolze works features this. ''TabletopGame/UnknownArmies'', for instance, deconstructs the UrbanFantasy setting, the novel ''A Hunger Like Fire'' deconstructs the trope of the sensual vampire temptress and the [=RPGs=] ''Godlike'' and ''WildTalents'' ''TabletopGame/WildTalents'' deconstructs superheroes stories set during World War 2 and the Cold War respectively.
13th Jan '16 1:49:04 PM MeerkatMario
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* ''Webcomic/VGCats'' deconstructs the cartoon violence of ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' in [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=207 this strip]], showing the RealLife consequences of Jerry whacking Tom on the head with a mallet.
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* ''Webcomic/VGCats'' deconstructs the cartoon violence of ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' in [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=207 this strip]], showing the RealLife consequences of Jerry whacking Tom on the head with a mallet.mallet, as pictured above.
11th Jan '16 7:13:39 AM Onomateopoetic
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** While much of the setting is indeed based around CoolVsAwesome armies fighting in fantastically improbable situations, there's more than a few sources that depict the 40k universe in a deconstructed manner. For example, the short-story ''"What It's Like."'' deconstructs the ChaoticEvil AxCrazy Chaos Space Marines, generally seen as [[HarmlessVillain triggerhappy, moustache-twirling villains]] OOT, by explaining just how relentless and brutal each Marine has to be to not be stabbed in the back and left to be [[NightmareFuel chewed on by Daemons for eternity]], showing just how tragic these villians really are. Other works, like ''The Last Church"'' deconstruct the [[VillainProtagonist The Emperor of Mankind]], generally thought to be the best, last hope for humanity, showing just how [[EvilIsPetty petty]], [[FlatEarthAtheist ignorant]], and ultimately [[Narcissist egocentric]] he was.
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