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6th Sep '17 9:57:43 AM WillBGood
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** Specific example: the series deconstructs Pascal's wager (the notion that it is existentially safer to believe in God than not to) by having Ventre, an Expy of Pascal, die and arrive in an afterlife populated by stick-wielding enemies of the deity he worships. Oops.
*** From Hogfather: When he died he woke up in a circle of gods holding nasty-looking sticks and one of them said, "We're going to show you what we think of Mr Clever Dick in these parts..."
** Also, Discworld/SmallGods is one of these for extremist religions, Discworld/NightWatch is one for Literature/LesMiserables, and the many of the Witches (and Tiffany Aching novels) are this for fairy tales in general.

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** Specific example: ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'': the series deconstructs Pascal's wager (the notion that it is existentially safer to believe in God than not to) by having with Ventre, an Expy of Pascal, die dying and arrive in an afterlife populated by stick-wielding enemies of the deity he worships. Oops.
*** From Hogfather: When he died he woke
waking up in a circle of gods holding nasty-looking sticks and one of them said, "We're going to show you what we think of Mr Clever Dick in these parts..."
** Also, Discworld/SmallGods ''Discworld/SmallGods'' is one of these for extremist religions, Discworld/NightWatch ''Discworld/NightWatch'' is one for Literature/LesMiserables, ''Literature/LesMiserables'', and the many of the Witches (and Tiffany Aching novels) are this for fairy tales in general.
27th Aug '17 3:44:35 AM Doug86
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* The ''SirAproposOfNothing'' books are like this of fantasy, part of the time. The other parts are a more of a straight deconstruction.

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* The ''SirAproposOfNothing'' ''Literature/SirAproposOfNothing'' books are like this of fantasy, part of the time. The other parts are a more of a straight deconstruction.
7th Aug '17 8:56:46 PM Samothrace42
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* [[Machinima/RedVsBlueTheBloodGulchChronicles Red Vs Blue: The Blood Gulch Chronicles]] is a hilarious [[GenreDeconstruction Genre Deconstruction]] of both sci-fi games and first-person shooters in general. Most notably, the series constantly parodies the [[ExcusePlot Excuse Plot]], with the series' [[ArcWords Arc Words]] being literally "You ever wonder why we're here?". The first episode has [[HollywoodNerd Simmons]] pointing out to [[LazyBum Grif]] that the [[ForeverWar Forever War]] between the Red and Blue Teams is completely pointless, since if one side were to win (or the other side were to pull out), the "victor" would just have ''two'' bases in the middle of a box canyon.
** The series also points out that the entire conflict being a [[HopelessWar Hopeless War]] means that only the mindlessly loyal or very foolish would continue the fight. Therefore, ''everyone'' in the canyon (with the possible exceptions of [[OnlySaneMan Church and Tex]], [[NotSoAboveItAll and they still have their moments of insanity/stupidity]]) is some variant of [[TooDumbToLive idiotic]] or [[CloudCuckoolander insane]]. Even then, as the series goes on, the Reds and Blues actually start to form [[FriendlyEnemy a decent camaraderie with each other]]... or at the least [[WithFriendsLikeThese at the same level of how well the]] [[TeethClenchedTeamwork individual]] [[WeAreStrugglingTogether teams work together]].
** On a less comedic note, the series also mocks countless video game tropes. The fact that the series' "war" is "Capture the Flag" is repeatedly pointed out to make no sense, and only one of the main villains - [[spoiler: Agent Wyoming]] - is able to [[DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist respawn upon death]], which everyone else views as ''[[OutsideContextProblem terrifying.]]''



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' deconstructs every aspect of the cold war era ''Film/JamesBond'' spy genre. Along with various elements of the action genre. Most consistently, [[SteelEardrums guns being fired near someone's head causes ringing in the ears]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' deconstructs every aspect of the cold war Cold War era ''Film/JamesBond'' spy genre. Along with various elements of the action genre. Most consistently, [[SteelEardrums guns being fired near someone's head causes ringing in the ears]].
27th Jul '17 9:50:56 AM kquinn0830
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* The ''Series/AllThat'' sketch "Have a Nice Day with Leroy and Fuzz" was this to edutainment shows like ''Series/SesameStreet'', namely by showing how a normal kid (Leroy) would react to having to deal with an annoying puppet character championing things that children tend to despise like homework and doing chores.
23rd Jul '17 5:36:05 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2'' arguably deconstructs the entire idea of TheChosenOne by featuring too many [[HeroOfAnotherStory Heroes of Another Story]] to count. It also mocks D&D archetypes left and right (the [[NatureHero ridiculously-over-the-top nature-loving elf]], for instance), as well as badly designed areas in fan modules for ''[[VideoGame/NeverwinterNights NWN1]]'' (the Orc Caves), and [[ShaggyDogStory long and seemingly significant plot sections that end up not mattering]] ([[spoiler:[[ForegoneVictory like the]] [[ViolenceIsTheOnlyOption Ember trial]]]]). The script regularly veers into the openly snarky. The whole thing kinda resembles ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms''-[[XMeetsY meets]]-''Anime/{{Slayers}}''. Makes sense when you remember [[Creator/ObsidianEntertainment who the dev team is]].

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* ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2'' arguably deconstructs the entire idea of TheChosenOne by featuring too many [[HeroOfAnotherStory Heroes of Another Story]] to count. It also mocks D&D archetypes left and right (the [[NatureHero ridiculously-over-the-top nature-loving elf]], for instance), as well as badly designed areas in fan modules for ''[[VideoGame/NeverwinterNights NWN1]]'' (the Orc Caves), and [[ShaggyDogStory long and seemingly significant plot sections that end up not mattering]] ([[spoiler:[[ForegoneVictory like the]] [[ViolenceIsTheOnlyOption Ember trial]]]]). The script regularly veers into the openly snarky. The whole thing kinda resembles ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms''-[[XMeetsY ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms''-[[JustForFun/XMeetsY meets]]-''Anime/{{Slayers}}''. Makes sense when you remember [[Creator/ObsidianEntertainment who the dev team is]].
9th Jul '17 1:35:46 AM scootermark
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** It's spin off, ''WesternAnimation/TheLegoBatmanMovie'' deconstructs the hell out of DarkerAndEdgier, IWorkAlone and AwesomeEgo tropes Batman is known for, as well as [[FoeYay his relationship with Joker]].

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** It's Its spin off, ''WesternAnimation/TheLegoBatmanMovie'' deconstructs the hell out of DarkerAndEdgier, IWorkAlone and AwesomeEgo tropes Batman is known for, as well as [[FoeYay his relationship with Joker]].
8th Jul '17 10:08:51 PM scootermark
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'''Hobbes:''' Why do you care that nobody knows your identity?

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'''Hobbes:''' -->'''Hobbes:''' Why do you care that nobody knows your identity?
30th Jun '17 4:55:47 PM john_e
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* Robert Barr's ''[[http://www.gutenberg.org/files/19369/19369-h/19369-h.htm The Triumphs of Eugène Valmont]]'' deconstruct the tropes of Literature/SherlockHolmes and [[FollowTheLeader his many imitators]]. Valmont is a brilliant detective who's prepared to go beyond the law to get his man; in one story this ends with the criminal in question pointing out that since Valmont has no official standing and his evidence was obtained illegally, there's no way the police would even make an arrest, let alone bring the case to court.
23rd May '17 2:30:31 AM Troperinik
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' deconstructs typical kids' cartoons like one might see on Creator/NickJr by having the protagonist, Kaeloo, act like a kids' show character (e.g. putting emphasis on being nice, imagining things, and playing games), and the rest of the characters react like real people would ([[GettingCrapPastTheRadar "Have you been smoking weed?"]]).
7th May '17 1:47:17 PM mariofan1000
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* ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' does this several times. Most notable "The Gang Hit the Slopes'' mocks all the 1980's comedies showing how disturbing guys leering after nude women all the time is and what happens when those "cool kids" grow up into even more skeevy adults.

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* ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' does this several times. Most notable "The is a deconstruction of shows like ''Series/{{Friends}}''. It points out how a self-centered group like that would constantly drag each other down, and uses continuity to show how they slowly ruin the lives of people along the way. Dennis, in particular, tackles TheCasanova by having his actions involve emotionally manipulating women to the point of approaching outright ''rape.'' Charlie also takes TheDitz to extremes by having an AmbiguousDisorder and showing how, despite being probably the nicest member of the gang overall, is still dangerous and reckless as a result. That said, it's still very much a sitcom and it's all played for laughs - It just happens to be [[BlackComedy extremely dark laughs.]]
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Gang Hit the Slopes'' mocks all the 1980's comedies by showing how disturbing guys leering after nude women all the time is and what happens when those "cool kids" grow up into even more skeevy adults.
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