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23rd Jan '16 9:50:34 PM Willbyr
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* ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' games can turn into this to some degree, by showing how characters from one anime would react when facing plot and characters from others - friendships ([[GurrenLagann Kamina]] and [[Manga/GetterRobo Ryoma]] in [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsZ Z2]]) and rivalries ([[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam Domon]] and [[{{Anime/Daimos}} Kazuya]] in [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsMX MX]]) are formed, some characters turns different that in their source material ([[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Shinji]] and [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Shinn]], very often), some events are averted, villains fight one another ([[Anime/GaoGaiGar Zonderians]] vs [[Anime/TekkamanBlade Radam]] vs [[Anime/DetonatorOrgun Evolouders]] vs [[Anime/GaoGaiGar Eleven Lords Of Sol]] in [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsW W]]) or form alliances ([[Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}} Doctor Hell]], [[Lightnovel/FullMetalPanic Gauron]] and [[{{Zeorymer}} Hakkeshu]] in [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsJudgment J]]), not to mention characters making comments about events from other series.
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* ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' games can turn into this to some degree, by showing how characters from one anime would react when facing plot and characters from others - friendships ([[GurrenLagann Kamina]] and [[Manga/GetterRobo Ryoma]] in [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsZ Z2]]) and rivalries ([[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam Domon]] and [[{{Anime/Daimos}} Kazuya]] in [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsMX MX]]) are formed, some characters turns different that in their source material ([[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Shinji]] and [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Shinn]], very often), some events are averted, villains fight one another ([[Anime/GaoGaiGar Zonderians]] vs [[Anime/TekkamanBlade Radam]] vs [[Anime/DetonatorOrgun Evolouders]] vs [[Anime/GaoGaiGar Eleven Lords Of Sol]] in [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsW W]]) or form alliances ([[Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}} Doctor Hell]], [[Lightnovel/FullMetalPanic Gauron]] and [[{{Zeorymer}} [[Manga/{{Zeorymer}} Hakkeshu]] in [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsJudgment J]]), not to mention characters making comments about events from other series.
26th Dec '15 7:53:34 PM nombretomado
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* ''Comicbook/{{Twilight}}'', by Creator/HowardChaykin, did this with Creator/DCComics' [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] science fiction characters. No relation to ''Twilight of the Superheroes''. Or [[Literature/{{Twilight}} that book with sparkling vampires.]]
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* ''Comicbook/{{Twilight}}'', by Creator/HowardChaykin, did this with Creator/DCComics' [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] science fiction characters. No relation to ''Twilight of the Superheroes''. Or [[Literature/{{Twilight}} that book with sparkling vampires.]]
20th Dec '15 6:18:05 PM TitoMosquito
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** In ''Twilight of the Superheroes'', a script submitted by Alan Moore to DC, he wanted to do the same with the DC Universe.
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** In ''Twilight of the Superheroes'', ''Script/TheTwilightOfTheSuperheroes'', a script submitted by Alan Moore to DC, he wanted to do the same with the DC Universe.

* ''Comicbook/{{Twilight}}'', by Creator/HowardChaykin, did this with Creator/DCComics' [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] science fiction characters. No relation to ''Script/TheTwilightOfTheSuperheroes''. Or [[Literature/{{Twilight}} that book with sparkling vampires.]]
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* ''Comicbook/{{Twilight}}'', by Creator/HowardChaykin, did this with Creator/DCComics' [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] science fiction characters. No relation to ''Script/TheTwilightOfTheSuperheroes''.''Twilight of the Superheroes''. Or [[Literature/{{Twilight}} that book with sparkling vampires.]]
20th Dec '15 5:56:27 PM TitoMosquito
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* ''Comicbook/{{Twilight}}'', by Creator/HowardChaykin, did this with Creator/DCComics' [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] science fiction characters. No relation to ''Twilight of the Superheroes''. Or [[Literature/{{Twilight}} that book with sparkling vampires.]]
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* ''Comicbook/{{Twilight}}'', by Creator/HowardChaykin, did this with Creator/DCComics' [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] science fiction characters. No relation to ''Twilight of the Superheroes''.''Script/TheTwilightOfTheSuperheroes''. Or [[Literature/{{Twilight}} that book with sparkling vampires.]]
11th Dec '15 6:26:42 PM hamza678
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* ''Comicbook/KingdomCome'': It starts with the idea "everything ever produced for DCComics was canon". All of it, ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}, VertigoComics, the [[UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks experimental comics of]] TheSeventies, One shot characters from anthology comics, the SuperFriends Cartoon, all of it. Then, it took all the [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks contemporary trends in comics]], morally questionable storylines, BadAss [[NinetiesAntiHero Nineties Anti Heroes]], heroes and villains being [[AntiHeroSubstitute replaced]] with DarkerAndEdgier [[LegacyCharacter Legacy Characters]], and extrapolate them to their logical extremes. Then it took the [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] Generation of superheroes, and brought their powers to logical extremes, added biblical themes, and gave it to us in a photo-realistic "painted" style to make it more realistic, and disturbing. It certainly counts.
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* ''Comicbook/KingdomCome'': It starts with the idea "everything ever produced for DCComics was canon". All of it, ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}, VertigoComics, the [[UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks experimental comics of]] TheSeventies, One shot characters from anthology comics, the SuperFriends WesternAnimation/SuperFriends Cartoon, all of it. Then, it took all the [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks contemporary trends in comics]], morally questionable storylines, BadAss [[NinetiesAntiHero Nineties Anti Heroes]], heroes and villains being [[AntiHeroSubstitute replaced]] with DarkerAndEdgier [[LegacyCharacter Legacy Characters]], and extrapolate them to their logical extremes. Then it took the [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] Generation of superheroes, and brought their powers to logical extremes, added biblical themes, and gave it to us in a photo-realistic "painted" style to make it more realistic, and disturbing. It certainly counts.

* ''Comicbook/{{Twilight}}'', by Creator/HowardChaykin, did this with DCComics' [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] science fiction characters. No relation to ''Twilight of the Superheroes''. Or [[Literature/{{Twilight}} that book with sparkling vampires.]]
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* ''Comicbook/{{Twilight}}'', by Creator/HowardChaykin, did this with DCComics' Creator/DCComics' [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] science fiction characters. No relation to ''Twilight of the Superheroes''. Or [[Literature/{{Twilight}} that book with sparkling vampires.]]

* ''MurderByDeath'' did this with mysteries.
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* ''MurderByDeath'' ''Film/MurderByDeath'' did this with mysteries.

* There are some surprisingly convincing EpilepticTrees that interpret ''SuperSmashBrosBrawl'' as this. One theory states that Master Hand represents the forces of video game order (the rules by which video games function), Crazy Hand represents the forces of video game chaos (the unpredictability that makes video games fun), and [[spoiler:Tabuu represents the forces of SeriousBusiness and StopHavingFunGuys, what with his efforts to imprison Master Hand and destroy the world of video games]].
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* There are some surprisingly convincing EpilepticTrees that interpret ''SuperSmashBrosBrawl'' ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'' as this. One theory states that Master Hand represents the forces of video game order (the rules by which video games function), Crazy Hand represents the forces of video game chaos (the unpredictability that makes video games fun), and [[spoiler:Tabuu represents the forces of SeriousBusiness and StopHavingFunGuys, what with his efforts to imprison Master Hand and destroy the world of video games]].

* ''ThereWillBeBrawl'' straddles the line of this and a a DarkerAndEdgier {{Parody}} of Creator/{{Nintendo}} [[VideoGames games]]. It uses a pre-existing Massive Multiplayer Crossover established by the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' franchise, and then constructs a world based around the end result of innocent and not-so-innocent characters fighting a purposeless war against each other for years.
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* ''ThereWillBeBrawl'' ''WebVideo/ThereWillBeBrawl'' straddles the line of this and a a DarkerAndEdgier {{Parody}} of Creator/{{Nintendo}} [[VideoGames games]]. It uses a pre-existing Massive Multiplayer Crossover established by the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' franchise, and then constructs a world based around the end result of innocent and not-so-innocent characters fighting a purposeless war against each other for years.

* MarvelDCAfterHours does this. Season 1 questions the validity of Franchise/{{Superman}}, Season 2 deals with what the heroes would be like if they all went through what Franchise/{{Batman}} did, and Season 3 revolves around the concept of the ContinuityReboot, and what it would be like to go through one. By the end, it is always ReConstructed.
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* MarvelDCAfterHours Marvel DC After Hours, a SpinOff of ''WebVideo/ImAMarvelAndImADC'' does this. Season 1 questions the validity of Franchise/{{Superman}}, Season 2 deals with what the heroes would be like if they all went through what Franchise/{{Batman}} did, and Season 3 revolves around the concept of the ContinuityReboot, and what it would be like to go through one. By the end, it is always ReConstructed.

* Most of the humor in ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' comes from this. For example, there's ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'' join the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', and ''{{MTV}} Exposed'' on {{Franchise/Barbie}} and {{Bratz}}. Of course this is used mostly for [[DeconstructiveParody comedic purposes]]. * The point of ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' was to be like this, they took [[CaptainErsatz Captain Ersatzes]] of Comicbook/{{Superman}} (Captain Hero), [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Pikachu]] (Ling Ling), [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Link]] (Xandir), BettyBoop (Toot), JosieAndThePussycats (Foxxy), the Franchise/{{Disney Princess}}es (Clara), WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants (Wooldoor) and vulgar flash cartoons (Spanky) and put them in one house as a Parody of every RealityShow ever made. Unfortunately it [[SeasonalRot quickly devolved]] into [[BlackComedy dead baby humor]]. * ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers''. The Monarch is a deconstruction all the Campy Supervillians of TheSixties. Brock Sampson was something of a deconstruction of every ActionHero ever made, The Titular brothers themselves are a deconstruction of ''TheHardyBoys'' and ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest''. They also turned the gang from ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'' into a UsefulNotes/MansonFamily-type collection of [[TheSixties 60s]] and [[TheSeventies 70s]] era [[SerialKiller Serial Killers]]. They also have a rather interesting take on Comicbook/FantasticFour
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* Most of the humor in ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' comes from this. For example, there's ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'' join the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', and ''{{MTV}} ''Creator/{{MTV}} Exposed'' on {{Franchise/Barbie}} and {{Bratz}}.Franchise/{{Bratz}}. Of course this is used mostly for [[DeconstructiveParody comedic purposes]]. * The point of ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' was to be like this, they took [[CaptainErsatz Captain Ersatzes]] of Comicbook/{{Superman}} (Captain Hero), [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Pikachu]] (Ling Ling), [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Link]] (Xandir), BettyBoop WesternAnimation/BettyBoop (Toot), JosieAndThePussycats ComicBook/JosieAndThePussycats (Foxxy), the Franchise/{{Disney Princess}}es (Clara), WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants (Wooldoor) and vulgar flash cartoons (Spanky) and put them in one house as a Parody of every RealityShow ever made. Unfortunately it [[SeasonalRot quickly devolved]] into [[BlackComedy dead baby humor]]. * ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers''. The Monarch is a deconstruction all the Campy Supervillians of TheSixties. Brock Sampson was something of a deconstruction of every ActionHero ever made, The Titular brothers themselves are a deconstruction of ''TheHardyBoys'' ''Literature/TheHardyBoys'' and ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest''. They also turned the gang from ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'' into a UsefulNotes/MansonFamily-type collection of [[TheSixties 60s]] and [[TheSeventies 70s]] era [[SerialKiller Serial Killers]]. They also have a rather interesting take on Comicbook/FantasticFour
2nd Dec '15 7:43:18 PM FF32
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* ''CaptainSNES'' fits into this category fairly well. Not only are many of the villains aware that they are merely video game characters (which is, in at least one case, [[GoMadFromTheRevelation why they became villains to begin with]]), but characters who travel from one video game world to another are not always prepared for the different rules. (The [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2002/10/26/219-the-ways-of-the-mushroom/ comic]] where [[VideoGame/ChronoTrigger Magus]] writes of his experiences learning from [[SuperMarioBrothers Mario]] seems a good illustration of this.)
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* ''CaptainSNES'' ''Webcomic/CaptainSNES'' fits into this category fairly well. Not only are many of the villains aware that they are merely video game characters (which is, in at least one case, [[GoMadFromTheRevelation why they became villains to begin with]]), but characters who travel from one video game world to another are not always prepared for the different rules. (The [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2002/10/26/219-the-ways-of-the-mushroom/ comic]] where [[VideoGame/ChronoTrigger Magus]] writes of his experiences learning from [[SuperMarioBrothers Mario]] seems a good illustration of this.)
15th Nov '15 3:25:44 PM StFan
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** The [[YoungbloodJudgmentDay ''Judgement Day'']] crossover Moore wrote for Awesome Comics was this in spades, creating an enormous history for the Awesome universe apparently populated entirely by the CaptainErsatz novelty assortment. Among other things, it deconstructed Image Comics' early 90s period, showing it to be a product of a troubled teenager's ideal of what superheroes should be like.
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** The [[YoungbloodJudgmentDay ''Judgement Day'']] ''ComicBook/YoungbloodJudgmentDay'' crossover Moore wrote for Awesome Comics was this in spades, creating an enormous history for the Awesome universe apparently populated entirely by the CaptainErsatz novelty assortment. Among other things, it deconstructed Image Comics' early 90s period, showing it to be a product of a troubled teenager's ideal of what superheroes should be like.
5th Nov '15 2:38:28 PM StFan
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* J.Michael Straszynski's series ''TheTwelve'' did this with [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin twelve]] various WWII-era Timely Comics superheroes, exploring the differences between modern and 1940s culture - and the darker aspects of the later.
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* J.Michael Straszynski's series ''TheTwelve'' ''ComicBook/TheTwelve'' did this with [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin twelve]] various WWII-era Timely Comics superheroes, exploring the differences between modern and 1940s culture - -- and the darker aspects of the later.
16th Oct '15 4:55:01 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Planetary}}'' did this with various fiction characters and genres. Most of the characters there are pastiches or {{Captain Ersatz}}s, and most genres are deconstructed in self-containing stories, regardless of the series' MassiveMultiplayerCrossover premise.
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* ''{{Planetary}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Planetary}}'' did this with various fiction characters and genres. Most of the characters there are pastiches or {{Captain Ersatz}}s, and most genres are deconstructed in self-containing stories, regardless of the series' MassiveMultiplayerCrossover premise.
9th Oct '15 6:54:40 AM kquinn0830
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* ''Series/OnceUponATime,'' for fairy tales in general and the Disneyfied versions in particular, all while mashing up different stories together, such as [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarves Prince Charming]] was really [[Literature/ThePrinceAndThePauper the pauper to the prince]]. Many of the episodes are from the POV of the Evil Queen from "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs." It actually does the term "modern take" literally, as the Dark Curse caused [[FisherKingdom almost everyone to lose their memories of who they were]] and [[FakeMemories have memories that would closely match real life]].[[/folder]]
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* ''Series/OnceUponATime,'' for fairy tales in general and the Disneyfied versions in particular, all while mashing up different stories together, such as [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarves Prince Charming]] was really [[Literature/ThePrinceAndThePauper the pauper to the prince]]. Many of the episodes are from the POV of the Evil Queen from "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs." It actually does the term "modern take" literally, as the Dark Curse caused [[FisherKingdom almost everyone to lose their memories of who they were]] and [[FakeMemories have memories that would closely match real life]].[[/folder]]

[[folder:Theater]] * ''Theatre/IntoTheWoods'', containing characters from multiple fairy tales and weaving their stories together. The whole thing is deconstructed in the second act.

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