History Main / Deconstruction

16th Apr '18 1:47:48 AM SuperFeatherYoshi
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** The White Fang are the center of the FantasticRacism conflict in the show involving Fanaus, at first thought of revolutionists fighting against racism for equality...[[spoiler: Except that as the series goes on, it's made clear that the conflict is anything but BlackAndWhiteMorality. The White Fang are constantly going to extreme degrees to the point that, at their most positive, they're WellIntentionedExtremist . Likewise, some people have understandable motives behind their racism (Such as Weiss who disliked Fanaus because the only Fanaus she ever knew where the White Fang, who killed her friends and family and made her home life a living hell.) It's also shown, in disturbingly close TruthInTelevision fashion, that not everyone in the White Fang have good intentions (As is the case with Adam Taurus, a high ranking member who wants to kill every human he can find) and that such extremism leads to them being ostracized by their peers (a Fanaus who has no ties to teh White Fang actively dislikes the group, equating them to a cult.)]]

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** The White Fang are the center of the FantasticRacism conflict in the show involving Fanaus, at first thought of revolutionists fighting against racism for equality...[[spoiler: Except that as the series goes on, it's made clear that the conflict is anything but BlackAndWhiteMorality. The White Fang are constantly going to extreme degrees to the point that, at their most positive, they're WellIntentionedExtremist . Likewise, some people have understandable motives behind their racism (Such as Weiss who disliked Fanaus because the only Fanaus she ever knew where the White Fang, who killed her friends and family and made her home life a living hell.) It's also shown, in disturbingly close TruthInTelevision fashion, that not everyone in the White Fang have good intentions (As is the case with Adam Taurus, a high ranking member who wants to kill every human he can find) and that such extremism leads to them being ostracized by their peers (a Fanaus who has no ties to teh the White Fang actively dislikes the group, equating them to a cult.)]]
16th Apr '18 1:25:33 AM SuperFeatherYoshi
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* ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedSyndicate'' deconstructs one of the series' usual protagonist backstories: [[spoiler: Jack]] loses his parents at a young age and in his trauma seeks revenge, [[spoiler: becoming an Assassin in the progress]]. However, he becomes a far more realistic example of what happens when you take a extremely traumatized and angry child, tell them that “Nothing is true and everything is permitted, and give them the skills and weapons necessary to kill large amounts of people: [[spoiler:he goes completely insane and starts committing serial murders, and takes over the Rooks, making them more corrupt then the Blighters were, and nearly destroys the Brotherhood]]. Oh, and in case you didn’t get it yet, we’re talking about [[spoiler:UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper]].

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* ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedSyndicate'' deconstructs one of the series' usual protagonist backstories: [[spoiler: Jack]] loses his parents at a young age and in his trauma seeks revenge, [[spoiler: becoming an Assassin in the progress]]. However, he becomes a far more realistic example of what happens when you take a extremely traumatized and angry child, tell them that “Nothing "Nothing is true and everything is permitted, permitted", and give them the skills and weapons necessary to kill large amounts of people: [[spoiler:he goes completely insane and starts committing serial murders, and takes over the Rooks, making them more corrupt then the Blighters were, and nearly destroys the Brotherhood]]. Oh, and in case you didn’t get it yet, we’re talking about [[spoiler:UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper]].
5th Apr '18 8:14:39 AM broncos187
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''Series/DuckTales2017'': Mark Beaks and Waddle are this for Benevolent Boss and laid back culture associated with tech companies. The episode shows that underneath the surface of the cool tech, free swag, and "zany" office features, Beaks and the company are just as cutthroat and unethical as the more old fashioned big corporations that they reject and make fun of and only care about the bottom line.

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* ''Series/DuckTales2017'': Mark Beaks and Waddle are this for Benevolent Boss and laid back culture associated with tech companies. The episode shows that underneath the surface of the cool tech, free swag, and "zany" office features, Beaks and the company are just as cutthroat and unethical as the more old fashioned big corporations that they reject and make fun of and only care about the bottom line.
5th Apr '18 8:14:12 AM broncos187
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''Series/DuckTales2017'': Mark Beaks and Waddle are this for Benevolent Boss and laid back culture associated with tech companies. The episode shows that underneath the surface of the cool tech, free swag, and "zany" office features, Beaks and the company are just as cutthroat and unethical as the more old fashioned big corporations that they reject and make fun of and only care about the bottom line.
3rd Apr '18 6:47:23 PM nombretomado
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* ''Theatre/AStreetcarNamedDesire'' did not deconstruct any genre in particular, but it did deconstruct gender roles, physical relationships, and the American system of social classes in a rather harsh way. A common theory is that it was a direct response to ''GoneWithTheWind'', subverting the heroine, her marriage, and how she handles it in the face of a failing South.

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* ''Theatre/AStreetcarNamedDesire'' did not deconstruct any genre in particular, but it did deconstruct gender roles, physical relationships, and the American system of social classes in a rather harsh way. A common theory is that it was a direct response to ''GoneWithTheWind'', ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'', subverting the heroine, her marriage, and how she handles it in the face of a failing South.
31st Mar '18 1:25:26 PM costanton11
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* [[spoiler:Rumsfeldia]]: ''Fear and Loathing in the Decade of Tears'', the sequel to the Website/AlternateHistoryDotCom story ''Literature/FearLoathingAndGumboOnTheCampaignTrailSeventyTwo'', deconstructs the narrative of Creator/RonaldReagan being a conservative icon, by having an actual ultra-conservative - [[spoiler: in this case, Donald Rumsfeld]] - being elected into office in the 1980s. [[spoiler: The result is neglect of civil rights, excessive nuclear proliferation, complete economic collapse, reduction of civil liberties, and environmental damage]].

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* [[spoiler:Rumsfeldia]]: ''Fear and Loathing in the Decade of Tears'', the sequel to the Website/AlternateHistoryDotCom story ''Literature/FearLoathingAndGumboOnTheCampaignTrailSeventyTwo'', deconstructs the narrative of Creator/RonaldReagan UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan being a conservative icon, by having an actual ultra-conservative - [[spoiler: in this case, Donald Rumsfeld]] - being elected into office in the 1980s. [[spoiler: The result is neglect of civil rights, excessive nuclear proliferation, complete economic collapse, reduction of civil liberties, and environmental damage]].
24th Mar '18 5:45:40 PM Andooks
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* ''Film/CloudAtlas'': Of a large number of tropes, maybe even storytelling itself, using [[CrossThrough Cross Throughs]] and ActingForTwo to demonstrate the presence of the same tropes in six rather different stories.
23rd Mar '18 6:23:24 PM MagnusForce
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* ''Film/{{Cloverfield}}'' seeks to remind us how terrifying and incomprehensible a real {{kaiju}} attack would be to the average citizen and step away from classic "monsters-wrecking-monsters/the army" entertainment, [[UnbuiltTrope hearkening back to early films]] in the Kaiju genre like ''Film/Godzila1954'' and ''Film/TheBeastFromTwentyThousandFathoms''. Also, the nature of kaiju is deconstructed; instead of being a semi-divine force of nature, Clover is merely a panicked and confused animal -- just one that's big enough to crush a building.

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* ''Film/{{Cloverfield}}'' seeks to remind us how terrifying and incomprehensible a real {{kaiju}} attack would be to the average citizen and step away from classic "monsters-wrecking-monsters/the army" entertainment, [[UnbuiltTrope hearkening back to early films]] in the Kaiju genre like ''Film/Godzila1954'' ''Film/Godzilla1954'' and ''Film/TheBeastFromTwentyThousandFathoms''. Also, the nature of kaiju is deconstructed; instead of being a semi-divine force of nature, Clover is merely a panicked and confused animal -- just one that's big enough to crush a building.
23rd Mar '18 6:23:03 PM MagnusForce
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* ''Film/{{Cloverfield}}'' seeks to remind us how terrifying and incomprehensible a real {{kaiju}} attack would be to the average citizen and step away from classic "monsters-wrecking-monsters/the army" entertainment, [[UnbuiltTrope hearkening back to early films]] in the Kaiju genre like ''Film/Godzila1954'' and ''Film/TheBeastFromTwentyThousandFathoms''. Also, the nature of kaiju is deconstructed; instead of being a semi-divine force of nature, Clover is merely a panicked and confused animal -- just one that's big enough to crush a building.



** ''Series/UltramanNexus'' is a deconstruction of the usual Kaiju and ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' shows. It shows what will happen if giant aliens and monsters actually appeared in real life and [[ToServeMan 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 along with how people would react if they saw a giant superhero suddenly appear to battle the monsters. This is why Nexus is considered DarkerAndEdgier than most Tokusatsu as well as one of the darkest entries in the ''Ultra 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.
** Before it, ''Series/UltraQ: Dark Fantasy'' deconstructs its 1966 original, having elements later used in ''Ultraman Nexus''.
** ''Series/UltramanLeo'' did it before it was cool, with lots of death and violence. It deconstructed almost every happy trope the Ultra Series had, despite coming right of the back of ''Series/UltramanTaro'', a DenserAndWackier kids' comedy! Thus, ''Ultraman Leo'' is thought of as the darkest of the Showa era entries in the franchise.

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** ''Series/UltramanNexus'' (and prequel movie ''Film/UltramanTheNext'') is a deconstruction of the usual Kaiju {{Kaiju}} and ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' shows. It shows what will happen if giant aliens and monsters actually appeared in real life and [[ToServeMan 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 well, along with how people would react if they saw a giant superhero humanoid being suddenly appear to battle the monsters. This is why Nexus is considered DarkerAndEdgier than most Tokusatsu as well as one of the darkest entries in the ''Ultra Series''. Series''.
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The series' themes [[{{Homage}} were also re-explored]] in the ''Series/UltramanX'' episode "Bond Unite", -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.
** Before it, ''Series/UltraQ: Dark Fantasy'' ''Series/UltraQDarkFantasy'' deconstructs [[Series/UltraQ its 1966 original, original]] (which although a SciFiHorror series, sought to maintain a family-friendly tone the best it could), having many of its elements later used in ''Ultraman Nexus''.
Nexus''. Both series were actually part of a project to reboot the franchise for an older audience [[WhatCouldHaveBeen that went nowhere]].
** ''Series/UltramanLeo'' did it before it was cool, with lots of death and violence. It deconstructed almost every happy trope the Ultra Series had, despite coming right of the back of ''Series/UltramanTaro'', a DenserAndWackier kids' comedy! Thus, Not suprisingly, ''Ultraman Leo'' is thought of as the darkest of the Showa era entries in the franchise.
5th Mar '18 9:04:47 AM infernape612
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* VideoGame/AssassinsCreedSyndicate deconstructs it’s one of the series usual protagonist backstories: [[spoiler: Jack]] loses his parents at a young age and in his trauma seeks revenge, [[spoiler: becoming an Asssasin in the progress]]. However, he becomes a far more realistic example of what happens when you take a extremely traumatized and angry child, tell them that “Nothing is true and everything is permitted, and give them the skills and weapons necessary to kill large amounts of people:[[spoiler: he goes completely insane and starts committing serial murders, and takes over the Rooks, making them more corrupt then the Blighters were, and nearly destroys the Brotherhood]]. Oh, and in case you didn’t get it yet, we’re talking about [[spoiler:UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper]].

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* VideoGame/AssassinsCreedSyndicate ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedSyndicate'' deconstructs it’s one of the series series' usual protagonist backstories: [[spoiler: Jack]] loses his parents at a young age and in his trauma seeks revenge, [[spoiler: becoming an Asssasin Assassin in the progress]]. However, he becomes a far more realistic example of what happens when you take a extremely traumatized and angry child, tell them that “Nothing is true and everything is permitted, and give them the skills and weapons necessary to kill large amounts of people:[[spoiler: he people: [[spoiler:he goes completely insane and starts committing serial murders, and takes over the Rooks, making them more corrupt then the Blighters were, and nearly destroys the Brotherhood]]. Oh, and in case you didn’t get it yet, we’re talking about [[spoiler:UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper]].



* ''VideoGame/FireEmblem''

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*** In ''Conquest,'' it deconstructs the MyCountryRightOrWrong and PacifistRun tropes, showing that the former can lead to some ''very'' mentally straining events and the latter, while possible, ultimately proves to be far too much trouble than it's worth.

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*** In ''Conquest,'' it deconstructs the MyCountryRightOrWrong and PacifistRun tropes, showing that the former can lead to some ''very'' mentally straining events and the latter, while possible, ultimately proves to be far too much more trouble than it's worth.
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