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25th Mar '17 3:45:34 AM rufusluciusivan
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* ''FanFic/{{Syngenesophobia}}'' deconstructs the AmusingInjuries and PlayedForLaughs fights that are a mainstay of the humour in ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' by showing [[RealityEnsues exactly]] how much someone can be hurt in a BigBallOfViolence. When nine of his sisters gang up on him during a family dispute, eleven years old Lincoln Loud ends up in the hospital with severe wounds including a broken nose, broken arm, black eyes, fractured ribs and some teeth getting knocked out. And those are just the physical injuries. The rest of the fanfic deals with his recovery (which will take a long time of hospitalization) and with him developping a crippling fear of his siblings. While his sisters [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone realize how far they went in their moment of anger]], have to face punishment for what they did and are shunned by their friends when the rumour about them putting their brother in the hospital starts to spread.

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* ''FanFic/{{Syngenesophobia}}'' deconstructs the AmusingInjuries and PlayedForLaughs fights that are a mainstay of the humour in ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' by showing [[RealityEnsues exactly]] how much someone can be hurt in a BigBallOfViolence. When nine of his sisters gang up on him during a family dispute, eleven years old Lincoln Loud ends up in the hospital with severe wounds including a broken nose, broken arm, black eyes, fractured ribs and some teeth getting knocked out. And those are just the physical injuries. The rest of the fanfic deals with his recovery (which will take a long time of hospitalization) and with him developping a crippling fear of his siblings. While his sisters [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone do realize how far they went in their moment of anger]], anger and deeply regret it]], they have to face punishment for what they did and are shunned by their friends when the rumour about them putting their brother in the hospital starts to spread.
22nd Mar '17 2:20:25 AM rufusluciusivan
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* ''FanFic/{{Syngenesophobia}}'' deconstructs the AmusingInjuries and PlayedForLaughs fights that are a mainstay of the humour in ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' by showing [[RealityEnsues exactly]] how much someone can be hurt in a BigBallOfViolence. When nine of his sisters gang up on him during a family dispute, eleven years old Lincoln Loud ends up in the hospital with severe wounds including a broken nose, broken arm, black eyes, fractured ribs and some teeth getting knocked out. And those are just the physical injuries. The rest of the fanfic deals with his recovery (which will take a long time of hospitalization) and with him developping a crippling fear of his siblings. While his sisters [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone realize how far they went in their moment of anger]], have to face punishment for what they did and are shunned by their friends when the rumour about them putting their brother in the hospital starts to spread.
4th Mar '17 10:39:09 AM Urubenci
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"Deconstruction" literally means "to take something apart." When applied to tropes or other aspects of fiction, deconstruction means to take apart a trope so as to better understand its meaning and relevance to us in RealLife. This often means pursuing a trope's inherent contradictions and the difference between how the trope appears in this one work and how it compares to other relevant tropes or ideas both in fiction and RealLife. The simplest and most common method of applying Deconstruction to tropes in fiction among general audiences and fan bases, and the method most relevant to TVTropes, takes the form of questioning "''How would this trope play out with RealLife consequences applied to it?''" or "''What would cause this trope to appear in RealLife?''"

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"Deconstruction" literally means "to take something apart." When applied to tropes or other aspects of fiction, deconstruction means to take apart a trope so as to better understand its meaning and relevance to us in RealLife. This often means pursuing a trope's inherent contradictions and the difference between how the trope appears in this one work and how it compares to other relevant tropes or ideas both in fiction and RealLife. The simplest and most common method of applying Deconstruction to tropes in fiction among general audiences and fan bases, and the method most relevant to TVTropes, takes the form of questioning "''How would this trope play out with RealLife consequences applied to it?''" or "''What would cause this trope to appear in RealLife?''"
RealLife?''"Deconstruction should not be confused with parody and satire! For it is a destruction and reconstruction of a certain genre bringing with it new elements, unlike movies like Scary Movie.

26th Feb '17 1:30:40 PM spiderfreak1011
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* ''Machinima/SmashKing'' has this as a heavy Overarching Theme of the series, such as with someone renowned as a villain like Bowser being a villain and showing how despite his reputation, he desires something other than a life of villainy. One even more notable example that this trope especially works well on is [[spoiler: Link, on how the pressure of being a designated hero can really turn for the worse.]] With Link it also works as a subtle Take That! to the other machinima cliches, particularly how Link's ALWAYS the hero, ALWAYS saves Zelda, and ALWAYS beats Ganondorf.
25th Feb '17 9:31:53 PM VenomLancerHae
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* The Literature/PastDoctorAdventures novel ''The Indestructible Man'' by Simon Messingham is a deconstruction of all Gerry Anderson's work, asking ''why'' Jeff Tracy founded the Series/{{Thunderbirds}}, what [[{{UFO}} SHADO]] personnel would ''really'' be like (yes ''{{UFO}}'' was DarkerAndEdgier to begin with, but Messingham takes it further), and how the ordinary people of the Supermarionation world might feel about so much money being channeled into AwesomeButImpractical vehicles. Most notably, the Indestructible Man is a CaptainErsatz Series/{{Captain Scarlet|AndTheMysterons}} who feels [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul detached from humanity]] and [[WhoWantsToLiveForever wishes he was able to die]].

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* The Literature/PastDoctorAdventures novel ''The Indestructible Man'' by Simon Messingham is a deconstruction of all Gerry Anderson's work, asking ''why'' Jeff Tracy founded the Series/{{Thunderbirds}}, what [[{{UFO}} SHADO]] SHADO personnel would ''really'' be like (yes ''{{UFO}}'' ''Series/{{UFO}}'' was DarkerAndEdgier to begin with, but Messingham takes it further), and how the ordinary people of the Supermarionation world might feel about so much money being channeled into AwesomeButImpractical vehicles. Most notably, the Indestructible Man is a CaptainErsatz Series/{{Captain Scarlet|AndTheMysterons}} who feels [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul detached from humanity]] and [[WhoWantsToLiveForever wishes he was able to die]].




* ''Manhua/{{Bloodline}}'' is a rare popular Manhua that deconstructs the conflict of Abrahamic Good vs. Evil. The family of "Bloodline" are a set of vampires who have trouble adjusting to the human society and keeping their identities hidden. [[OurVampiresAreDifferent One problem is how they get food (since they can only drink blood), and they have similar moral values that make them very sympathetic.]] The claimed "good guys" are the [[ChurchMilitant Shengdi]], who act like KnightTemplar fueled by FantasticRacism and WithUsOrAgainstUs ideology. They're willing to kill and torture people who defect or just get in the way.

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is a rare popular Manhua that deconstructs the conflict of Abrahamic Good vs. Evil. The family of "Bloodline" are a set of vampires who have trouble adjusting to the human society and keeping their identities hidden. [[OurVampiresAreDifferent One problem is how they get food (since they can only drink blood), and they have similar moral values that make them very sympathetic.]] The claimed "good guys" are the [[ChurchMilitant Shengdi]], who act like KnightTemplar fueled by FantasticRacism and WithUsOrAgainstUs ideology. They're willing to kill and torture people who defect or just get in the way.









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* ''WebAnimation/HowItShouldHaveEnded'' sometimes actually deconstructs StatingTheSimpleSolution by showing that the outcomes are not always great. This is best demonstrated with the InsideOut episode where Joy actually utilized how the Forgetters use to send memory back to headquarters. Sure, it eases the problem that Joy and Sadness will encounter in the move [[spoiler: and prevents Bing Bong's death]]. But Joy didn't learn Sadness's purpose and Bing Bong ended up going to Riley's mind, tell her about what happened, and destroyed her psyche. This turns Riley into a WomanChild still living in her parents' house with the emotions unable to control her.
* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue: The Blood Gulch Chronicles'' takes many first person shooter tropes and twists them. Everything from capture the flag, to why there are two bases in the middle of a box canyon with no strategic value, and {{Respawn}}. Interestingly, the new series called ''Reconstruction'' is a deconstruction of the parodic nature of ''The Blood Gulch Chronicles.'' [[spoiler:Caboose is tied up in the brig due to his self destructive tendencies. Grif and Simmons face the firing squad after selling all the ammo to the Blue team. The reason that all the red and blue conflicts were pointless squabbling over an equally pointless flag and base is revealed to be a conspiracy by command.]] However, since that is a deconstruction of a deconstruction, arguably that makes it a {{Reconstruction}} as all the video game tropes are being put back together.
* As the series goes on ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' is becoming more and more of a deconstruction of fairy tale adventures and MagicalGirl settings.
** The world of Remnant is populated by civilized Humans and Faunus and the chaotic, uncivilized Grimm, who are fantastical, fairy tale-esque monsters...who outnumber Humans and Faunus by the ''billions'', civilization is almost entirely powerless against them, and have driven mankind to the brink of extinction.
** The civilized world is comprised of four major kingdoms, each focused on a specific aspect of society...and they are all at one another's throats due to political and idealogical differences that they are unable to put aside, even as the Grimm pound at their doors.
** A young, teenage girl is constantly built up to become a major character and hero, who will have a grand destiny before her...[[spoiler:and fails miserably to stop TheDragon because she's just a kid and Cinder is a fully grown woman who just became a PhysicalGoddess, and is brutally murdered in a SenselessSacrifice that accomplishes nothing but traumatizing her friends.]]
** Main character Yang is a BoisterousBruiser who has been able to bounce back from nearly everything thrown at her...but when [[spoiler:the villains publicly disgrace her in the eyes of the world, destroy her home, and [[AnArmAndALeg cripple her]], her bravado completely shatters and she is riddled with realistic depression and PTSD because, like Pyrrha, she was just a kid who had her entire world turned upside down in a traumatic way.]]
** The story is initially presented as a typical BlackAndWhiteMorality story...then [[spoiler:The BigGood is heavily implied to have an incredibly shady past, TheDragon is heavily implied to have a tragic backstory that caused her to hate the concept of destiny and the Maiden system and want to dismantle it, one of her enforcers ''does'' have a tragic backstory (Emerald was basically homeless and destitute until Cinder gave her food, a home, and ''care'', which is why she's so loyal to her), and BigBad Salem's VillainSong heavily implies she has ''very'' good and legitimate reasons to hate Ozpin and want to see him fall.]]
** Overall, the story of ''RWBY'' portrays a fantasy world straight out of a fairy tale...and then goes to pains to show us that it is very much ''not'' a fairy tale. Its a very real, all or nothing, life or death war of survival against an enemy that's almost incomprehensibly stronger, better equipped, and better organized than the heroes, people have died and many more will die before its over, and any semblence of victory [[BitterSweetEnding will come at a heavy price]].
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* WebVideo/HowItShouldHaveEnded sometimes actually deconstructs StatingTheSimpleSolution by showing that the outcomes are not always great. This is best demonstrated with the InsideOut episode where Joy actually utilized how the Forgetters use to send memory back to headquarters. Sure, it eases the problem that Joy and Sadness will encounter in the move [[spoiler: and prevents Bing Bong's death]]. But Joy didn't learn Sadness's purpose and Bing Bong ended up going to Riley's mind, tell her about what happened, and destroyed her psyche. This turns Riley into a WomanChild still living in her parents' house with the emotions unable to control her.



* [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=JpBGRA6HHtY Mario: Game Over]]. A remarkable deconstruction of ''SuperMarioBros''
* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue: The Blood Gulch Chronicles'' takes many first person shooter tropes and twists them. Everything from capture the flag, to why there are two bases in the middle of a box canyon with no strategic value, and {{Respawn}}. Interestingly, the new series called ''Reconstruction'' is a deconstruction of the parodic nature of ''The Blood Gulch Chronicles.'' [[spoiler:Caboose is tied up in the brig due to his self destructive tendencies. Grif and Simmons face the firing squad after selling all the ammo to the Blue team. The reason that all the red and blue conflicts were pointless squabbling over an equally pointless flag and base is revealed to be a conspiracy by command.]] However, since that is a deconstruction of a deconstruction, arguably that makes it a {{Reconstruction}} as all the video game tropes are being put back together.

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* [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=JpBGRA6HHtY Mario: Game Over]]. A remarkable deconstruction of ''SuperMarioBros''
* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue: The Blood Gulch Chronicles'' takes many first person shooter tropes and twists them. Everything from capture the flag, to why there are two bases in the middle of a box canyon with no strategic value, and {{Respawn}}. Interestingly, the new series called ''Reconstruction'' is a deconstruction of the parodic nature of ''The Blood Gulch Chronicles.'' [[spoiler:Caboose is tied up in the brig due to his self destructive tendencies. Grif and Simmons face the firing squad after selling all the ammo to the Blue team. The reason that all the red and blue conflicts were pointless squabbling over an equally pointless flag and base is revealed to be a conspiracy by command.]] However, since that is a deconstruction of a deconstruction, arguably that makes it a {{Reconstruction}} as all the video game tropes are being put back together.
''Franchise/SuperMarioBros''



* As the series goes on ''{{RWBY}}'' is becoming more and more of a deconstruction of fairy tale adventures and MagicalGirl settings.
** The world of Remnant is populated by civilized Humans and Faunus and the chaotic, uncivilized Grimm, who are fantastical, fairy tale-esque monsters...who outnumber Humans and Faunus by the ''billions'', civilization is almost entirely powerless against them, and have driven mankind to the brink of extinction.
** The civilized world is comprised of four major kingdoms, each focused on a specific aspect of society...and they are all at one another's throats due to political and idealogical differences that they are unable to put aside, even as the Grimm pound at their doors.
** A young, teenage girl is constantly built up to become a major character and hero, who will have a grand destiny before her...[[spoiler:and fails miserably to stop TheDragon because she's just a kid and Cinder is a fully grown woman who just became a PhysicalGoddess, and is brutally murdered in a SenselessSacrifice that accomplishes nothing but traumatizing her friends.]]
** Main character Yang is a BoisterousBruiser who has been able to bounce back from nearly everything thrown at her...but when [[spoiler:the villains publicly disgrace her in the eyes of the world, destroy her home, and [[AnArmAndALeg cripple her]], her bravado completely shatters and she is riddled with realistic depression and PTSD because, like Pyrrha, she was just a kid who had her entire world turned upside down in a traumatic way.]]
** The story is initially presented as a typical BlackAndWhiteMorality story...then [[spoiler:The BigGood is heavily implied to have an incredibly shady past, TheDragon is heavily implied to have a tragic backstory that caused her to hate the concept of destiny and the Maiden system and want to dismantle it, one of her enforcers ''does'' have a tragic backstory (Emerald was basically homeless and destitute until Cinder gave her food, a home, and ''care'', which is why she's so loyal to her), and BigBad Salem's VillainSong heavily implies she has ''very'' good and legitimate reasons to hate Ozpin and want to see him fall.]]
** Overall, the story of ''RWBY'' portrays a fantasy world straight out of a fairy tale...and then goes to pains to show us that it is very much ''not'' a fairy tale. Its a very real, all or nothing, life or death war of survival against an enemy that's almost incomprehensibly stronger, better equipped, and better organized than the heroes, people have died and many more will die before its over, and any semblence of victory [[BitterSweetEnding will come at a heavy price]].
9th Feb '17 9:08:57 PM MitchellTF
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* [[NewGamePlus The Demon Path]] in ''VideoGame/SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters'' could be seen as a deconstruction of StupidEvil choices in video games (where the game's KarmaMeter consists of "Help this woman find her lost puppy, or kill her and eat her family,") taken to its ultimate conclusion. Once the protagonist gets the power of an OmnicidalManiac god of death, he/she decides to [[spoiler: go on a world-wide killing spree for no reason other than it sounds like fun. What follows is a massacre of the entire cast of the game, anyone who isn't lucky enough to be killed immediately being either horribly broken or driven insane and ''then'' killed. By the end of the game, the protagonist and the god of death are the only living things left on the planet, at which point the protagonist turns on the god of death and ''eats him'', gaining his powers fully, before turning his/her new-found powers on the gods themselves and finally erasing all of existence, along with him/herself.]]

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* [[NewGamePlus The Demon Path]] in ''VideoGame/SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters'' could be seen as a deconstruction of StupidEvil choices in video games (where the game's KarmaMeter consists of "Help this woman find her lost puppy, or kill her and eat her family,") taken to its ultimate conclusion. Once the protagonist gets the power of an OmnicidalManiac god of death, he/she decides to [[spoiler: go on a world-wide killing spree for no reason other than it sounds like fun. What follows is a massacre of the entire cast of the game, anyone who isn't lucky enough to be killed immediately being either horribly broken or driven insane and ''then'' killed. By the end of the game, the protagonist and the god of death are the only living things left on the planet, at which point the protagonist turns on the god of death and ''eats him'', gaining his powers fully, before turning his/her new-found powers on the gods themselves and finally erasing all of existence, along with him/herself. Alternately, you lose the final battle...And get a 'Good Ending', as all the heroes rejoice in your defeat...You're just another BigBad, like all the rest in video games.]]
8th Feb '17 2:40:43 PM REV6Pilot
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[[caption-width-right:350:''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry: [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=207 The Lost Episodes]]'' deconstructs the trope AmusingInjuries]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry: [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=207 The Lost Episodes]]'' deconstructs the trope AmusingInjuries]]
AmusingInjuries.]]
28th Jan '17 6:58:45 AM MarqFJA
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* GenreDeconstruction: Deconstructing an entire genre, typically with all of its associated tropes and thematic concerns.


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* GenreDeconstruction: Deconstructing an entire genre, typically with all of its associated tropes and thematic concerns.
25th Jan '17 10:39:02 PM KEEP_IN
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** Also, the heroines neglecting their duties results in the birth of an EldritchAbomination, an absent-minded SealedEvilInACan destroying the barrier and a hidden revolution, now that the tyrannical former heroine of Mugenri has left in charge a self-centered TeenGenius. Way to go, Tsurubami.

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** Also, the heroines heroes neglecting their duties results in the birth of an EldritchAbomination, an absent-minded SealedEvilInACan destroying the barrier and a hidden revolution, now that the tyrannical former heroine of Mugenri has left in charge a self-centered TeenGenius. Way to go, Tsurubami.
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