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10th Aug '17 2:05:47 AM EricW
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* ''Fanfic/MiraculousLadybugvsTheForcesOfEvil'' is a crossover between StarVsTheForcesOfEvil and MiraculousLadybug. While also something of a FixFic, it's also a deconstruction of both franchises in different ways. It's overarching view is a MonsterOfTheWeek plot of Ladybug, but contextualizes it using Star's more arc based plotting. Compared to the akumas Marinette and Adrian fight regularly, Ludo and his monsters lack gimmicks and just use straight forward brutality tactics to overwhelm foes who aren't Star and Marco. It shows that even if [[spoiler: Jackie and Marco had broken up in a different context]] that wouldn't mean Star and Marco would automatically get together. It laughs at Hawkmoth's egotism and how that's a direct contradiction to his supposedly noble intentions. And of course it's big deconstruction is on [[spoiler: what would happen the day Ladybug and Cat Noir lost?]] Answer? Feelings of betrayal, secrets revealed, and the end of them being [[spoiler: secret heroes.]]
24th Jul '17 9:45:53 AM Silverblade2
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* The ''ComicBook/JLAAvengers'' miniseries. The plot of the series was all about the differences between the MarvelUniverse and Franchise/TheDCU. Compared to the DCU, Marvel is a CrapsackWorld, and compared to Marvel, DC heroes are just [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker one bad day]] away from BewareTheSuperman.

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* The ''ComicBook/JLAAvengers'' miniseries. The plot of the series was all about the differences between the MarvelUniverse and Franchise/TheDCU. Compared to the DCU, Marvel is a CrapsackWorld, and compared to Marvel, DC heroes are just [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker [[ComicBook/TheJoker one bad day]] away from BewareTheSuperman.
10th Jan '17 7:30:14 AM narm00
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** ''ComicBook/LeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen Vols. 1 & 2'' did this with Victorian literaturem ''Black Dossier'' the sequel to did this with mostly 1950s British literature, and ''Vol . 3'' did this with early 20th century, 1960s and 1990s-2000s fiction. It's very likely that it was this graphic novel that influenced this trope's popularity in the last decade (especially in comics), so it's probably the TropeCodifier. Note that in the movie version a similar Massive Multiplayer Crossover is made mostly for RuleOfFunny and RuleOfCool, rather than {{Deconstruction}}. Thus, it's not an example of Deconstruction Crossover.

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** ''ComicBook/LeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen Vols. 1 & 2'' did this with Victorian literaturem literature, ''Black Dossier'' the sequel to did this with mostly 1950s British literature, and ''Vol . 3'' did this with early 20th century, 1960s and 1990s-2000s fiction. It's very likely that it was this graphic novel that influenced this trope's popularity in the last decade (especially in comics), so it's probably the TropeCodifier. Note that in the movie version a similar Massive Multiplayer Crossover is made mostly for RuleOfFunny and RuleOfCool, rather than {{Deconstruction}}. Thus, it's not an example of Deconstruction Crossover.



* ''Comicbook/KingdomCome'': It starts with the idea "everything ever produced for Creator/DCComics was canon". All of it, ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}, VertigoComics, the [[UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks experimental comics of]] TheSeventies, One shot characters from anthology comics, the 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.

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* ''Comicbook/KingdomCome'': It starts with the idea "everything ever produced for Creator/DCComics was canon". All of it, ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}, VertigoComics, Creator/VertigoComics, the [[UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks experimental comics of]] TheSeventies, One one shot characters from anthology comics, the 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 extrapolated them to their logical extremes. Then it took the [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] Generation 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.



* ''Fanfic/NoChanceForFate'' is a serious deconstruction of not only the FukuFic but also of the source material ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' and ''Anime/SailorMoon''. The standard plots for this kind of crossover are either either outright averted or subverted, often mixed with lampshade hanging or snarky mocking. The absurd plot points of the source material are dissolved in RealityEnsues and of course add more snarking. Yet, all this manages to show the true strength of the heroes, who still fight for the right cause.

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* ''Fanfic/NoChanceForFate'' is a serious deconstruction of not only the FukuFic but also of the source material ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' and ''Anime/SailorMoon''. The standard plots for this kind of crossover are either either outright averted or subverted, often mixed with lampshade hanging or snarky mocking. The absurd plot points of the source material are dissolved in RealityEnsues and of course add more snarking. Yet, all this manages to show the true strength of the heroes, who still fight for the right cause.



* [[FanFic/TheWeddingCrashers The Wedding]] [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6721038/1/The-Wedding-Crashers Crashers]] is a crossover between ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' and ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' that introduces the Winchesters and Castiel into the Twilght universe as friends of Leah just in time to attend Jacob and Renesmee's wedding, showing how the more-normal Sam and Dean react to a lot of things in the Twilight universe (imprinting, sparkling, the attitudes of the Cullens and their allies, the Cullen's spending habits, how little most characters in the series care about humanity) and finally blows up in the best possible way.

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* [[FanFic/TheWeddingCrashers The Wedding]] [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6721038/1/The-Wedding-Crashers Crashers]] is a crossover between ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' and ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' that introduces the Winchesters and Castiel into the Twilght universe as friends of Leah just in time to attend Jacob and Renesmee's wedding, showing how the more-normal Sam and Dean react to a lot of things in the Twilight universe (imprinting, sparkling, the attitudes of the Cullens and their allies, the Cullen's Cullens' spending habits, how little most characters in the series care about humanity) and finally blows up in the best possible way.






* ''BreakfastOfTheGods'' does this with breakfast cereal mascots.
* Most of Bleedman's {{Webcomics}} (e.g., ''PowerpuffGirlsDoujinshi'', ''FanFic/GrimTalesFromDownBelow'') do this with various WesternAnimation cartoons (at the same time changing their drawing styles to an {{Animesque}} one).
** And then ''FusionFall'' used that concept as well, retaining the Massive Multiplayer Crossover and the change to an {{Animesque}} style, but dropping any hints to {{Deconstruction}}.

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* ''BreakfastOfTheGods'' ''Webcomic/BreakfastOfTheGods'' does this with breakfast cereal mascots.
* Most of Bleedman's {{Webcomics}} (e.g., ''PowerpuffGirlsDoujinshi'', ''Webcomic/PowerpuffGirlsDoujinshi'', ''FanFic/GrimTalesFromDownBelow'') do this with various WesternAnimation cartoons (at the same time changing their drawing styles to an {{Animesque}} one).
** And then ''FusionFall'' ''VideoGame/FusionFall'' used that concept as well, retaining the Massive Multiplayer Crossover and the change to an {{Animesque}} style, but dropping any hints to {{Deconstruction}}.



** It has it's own in universe versions of games like ''SuperMarioBros'', ''VideoGame/EarthBound'', ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'', and even ''Deadly Towers'' and cheesy flash games. It really does well at showing what a character from one genre of games would look like if he was forced into a completely different genre but his character still followed the rules of his original game. For example, how would a platformer character for whom everything does equal damage, and only has four slots in his health bar deal with being put in an RPG where every character has thousands of HP? How would a fighting game character, who needs to take advantage of a character being temporarily stunned after being hit in order to perform combos deal with a platformer character who becomes temporarily invincible after being hit?

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** It has it's its own in universe versions of games like ''SuperMarioBros'', ''VideoGame/EarthBound'', ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'', and even ''Deadly Towers'' and cheesy flash games. It really does well at showing what a character from one genre of games would look like if he was forced into a completely different genre but his character still followed the rules of his original game. For example, how would a platformer character for whom everything does equal damage, and only has four slots in his health bar deal with being put in an RPG where every character has thousands of HP? How would a fighting game character, who needs to take advantage of a character being temporarily stunned after being hit in order to perform combos deal with a platformer character who becomes temporarily invincible after being hit?



* [[http://sire.thewebcomic.com/ Sire]] is a comic about the ancestors of literary characters reliving their "Sire"s story and having to take cues and morals from the original work as not to earn a tragic ending. Rare as the characters are aware of the trope and use the deconstruction as a means to survive.

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* [[http://sire.thewebcomic.com/ Sire]] is a comic about the ancestors descendants of literary characters reliving their "Sire"s story and having to take cues and morals from the original work so as not to earn a tragic ending. Rare as the characters are aware of the trope and use the deconstruction as a means to survive.
30th Dec '16 10:03:34 AM N8han11
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* ''Winnie The Pooh meets The Toxic Avenger'' is a deconstruction of the ''WebOriginal/PoohsAdventures'' series, showcasing the difficulties of featuring so many characters in a world not suited for them.
3rd Dec '16 2:32:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Comicbook/KingdomCome'': It starts with the idea "everything ever produced for Creator/DCComics was canon". All of it, ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}, VertigoComics, the [[UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks experimental comics of]] TheSeventies, One shot characters from anthology comics, the 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.

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* ''Comicbook/KingdomCome'': It starts with the idea "everything ever produced for Creator/DCComics was canon". All of it, ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}, VertigoComics, the [[UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks experimental comics of]] TheSeventies, One shot characters from anthology comics, the WesternAnimation/SuperFriends Cartoon, all of it. Then, it took all the [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks contemporary trends in comics]], morally questionable storylines, BadAss 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.
19th Nov '16 5:51:11 PM WanderingBrowser
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** It's been complained that the 1987 Turtles seem more cowardly. Of course they are; they're in a different world where they are not the main characters, the fourth wall is more rigidly in place, and the BigBad is both ruthless and competent. They lost their PlotArmor and they ''know'' it.

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** It's been complained that the 1987 Turtles seem more cowardly. [[FridgeBrilliance Of course they are; are]]; they're in a different world where they are not the main characters, the fourth wall is more rigidly in place, and the BigBad is both ruthless and competent. They lost their PlotArmor and they ''know'' it.''[[MediumAwareness know]]'' it.
* "The Simpsons Guy", a ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' meets ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' crossover, showcases just how different the two settings are by painstakingly pointing out how much more the latter relies on DeadBabyComedy, is BloodierAndGorier, and overall has a much DarkerAndEdgier portrayal to its cast than the former. The Simpsons characters are repeatedly horrified by and disgusted at the Family Guy group's antics, whilst the Family Guy crew dismiss the Simpsons as lame, weak and pathetic.
17th Oct '16 11:45:28 AM DoctorTItanX
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* ''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 ''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
* ''WesternAnimation/TurtlesForever'' has the Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles from [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 the 1987 cartoon]], the Turtles from [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 the 2000s cartoon]] and the Turtles from [[Comicbook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesMirage the Mirage comics]] meet. To clarify how well this actually works as a deconstructive crossover, the antics and personalities of the '80s Turtles--somewhat exaggerated but still grounded in the source material--annoy, confound, and irritate the 2003 turtles to no end. Even Michelangelo, eventually. Then they meet the original Mirage turtles (as written in issue 1), and even the 2003 guys seem like plushies by comparison [[note]]The Mirage Turtles explicitly say they've been trained by Splinter to kill Shredder to avenge Hamato Yoshi, something that neither the '80s or 2003 Splinters did.[[/note]]. Yet, in the end, all versions of the Turtles are deemed just as valid as the others.

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* ''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 ''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
Comicbook/FantasticFour.
* ''WesternAnimation/TurtlesForever'' has the Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles from [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 the 1987 cartoon]], the Turtles from [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 the 2000s cartoon]] and the Turtles from [[Comicbook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesMirage the Mirage comics]] meet. To clarify how well this actually works as a deconstructive crossover, the antics and personalities of the '80s Turtles--somewhat exaggerated but still grounded in the source material--annoy, confound, and irritate the 2003 turtles to no end. Even Michelangelo, eventually. Then they meet the original Mirage turtles (as written in issue 1), and even the 2003 guys seem like plushies by comparison [[note]]The Mirage Turtles explicitly say they've been trained by Splinter to kill Shredder to avenge Hamato Yoshi, something that neither the '80s or nor 2003 Splinters did.[[/note]]. Yet, in the end, all versions of the Turtles are deemed just as valid as the others.
7th Aug '16 10:56:13 AM nombretomado
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* The ''ComicBook/JLAAvengers'' miniseries. The plot of the series was all about the differences between the MarvelUniverse and TheDCU. Compared to the DCU, Marvel is a CrapsackWorld, and compared to Marvel, DC heroes are just [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker one bad day]] away from BewareTheSuperman.

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* The ''ComicBook/JLAAvengers'' miniseries. The plot of the series was all about the differences between the MarvelUniverse and TheDCU.Franchise/TheDCU. Compared to the DCU, Marvel is a CrapsackWorld, and compared to Marvel, DC heroes are just [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker one bad day]] away from BewareTheSuperman.
31st Jul '16 10:13:31 AM nombretomado
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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 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.

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* ''Comicbook/KingdomCome'': It starts with the idea "everything ever produced for DCComics Creator/DCComics was canon". All of it, ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}, VertigoComics, the [[UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks experimental comics of]] TheSeventies, One shot characters from anthology comics, the 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.
30th Jul '16 2:06:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* As previously stated, ''WhoCensoredRogerRabbit'' by Creator/GaryWolf.

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* As previously stated, ''WhoCensoredRogerRabbit'' ''Literature/WhoCensoredRogerRabbit'' by Creator/GaryWolf.
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