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* ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'': Does its best to play with as many [[StockSuperpowers superpower tropes]] as it can, and often deconstructs them. For starters: RequiredSecondaryPowers is either often exploited, or forgotten about, resulting in the deaths of many characters.

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* ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'': Does ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'' does its best to play with as many [[StockSuperpowers superpower tropes]] as it can, and often deconstructs them. For starters: RequiredSecondaryPowers is either often exploited, or forgotten about, resulting in the deaths of many characters.



* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE'' - Deconstructs the mindset of the Kid Hero of the first generation-does he believe in achieving peace to both sides? Nope, he considers the Vagan as irredeemable monsters no matter what, and he holds this belief throughout his life;not even his son and grandson can change his mind on that. [[spoiler: At least not until the last minute.]]

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* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE'' - Deconstructs deconstructs the mindset of the Kid Hero of the first generation-does generation - does he believe in achieving peace to both sides? Nope, he considers the Vagan as irredeemable monsters no matter what, and he holds this belief throughout his life;not life; not even his son and grandson can change his mind on that. [[spoiler: At least not until the last minute.]]



%%** ''Comicbook/AnimalMan'' and ''Comicbook/DoomPatrol'' both deconstruct massive numbers of superhero tropes, the superhero genre in general, as well as other tropes and genres that don't necessarily fall under superhero comics' purview. ''Animal Man'' gets all {{metafiction}}al with its deconstruction, while ''Doom Patrol'' turns more toward {{Dada}} (though it doesn't necessarily qualify as DadaComics, at least not as currently described.)

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%%** ''Comicbook/AnimalMan'' and ''Comicbook/DoomPatrol'' both deconstruct massive numbers of superhero tropes, the superhero genre in general, as well as other tropes and genres that don't necessarily fall under superhero comics' purview. ''Animal Man'' gets all {{metafiction}}al with its deconstruction, while ''Doom Patrol'' turns more toward {{Dada}} (though it doesn't necessarily qualify as DadaComics, at least not as currently described.)described).



* ''Transformers Last Stand Of The Wreckers'' absolutely tears apart the ''Transformers'' series and the various tropes associated with it and kids series like it. In particular it rips BlackAndWhiteMorality, AscendedFanboy, NeverSayDie, AffablyEvil, AntiHero, WarIsGlorious, and ThouShallNotKill up from the roots to show how horrifying many clichés of the Saturday morning cartoon would be in real life.
** It also uses extremely graphic violence to show how horrific war between Transformers would be, not to mention subvert the common trick of using robots to sneak FamilyUnfriendlyViolence past censors. Robots getting smashed up isn't so harmless and kid friendly when said robots are ''living sentient beings'' who express terror and pain with gut-wrenching detail.

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* ''Transformers Last Stand Of The Wreckers'' absolutely tears apart the ''Transformers'' series and the various tropes associated with it and kids series like it. In particular it rips BlackAndWhiteMorality, AscendedFanboy, NeverSayDie, AffablyEvil, AntiHero, WarIsGlorious, and ThouShallNotKill up from the roots to show how horrifying many clichés of the Saturday morning cartoon would be in real life.
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life. It also uses extremely graphic violence to show how horrific war between Transformers would be, not to mention subvert the common trick of using robots to sneak FamilyUnfriendlyViolence past censors. Robots getting smashed up isn't so harmless and kid friendly when said robots are ''living sentient beings'' who express terror and pain with gut-wrenching detail.



* Creator/WoodyAllen's ''The Purple Rose Of Cairo'', ''Deconstructing Harry'', ''Mighty Aphrodite'' (complete with Greek chorus.)

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* Creator/WoodyAllen's ''The Purple Rose Of Cairo'', ''Deconstructing Harry'', ''Mighty Aphrodite'' (complete with Greek chorus.)chorus).



** Though it also deconstructs other video game tropes, like the entire concept of death and mortality in video games ([[DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist your character is immortal, and outside of a select few exceptions you cannot die.]] The whole point of the game is to find out why this is), the common AmnesiacHero trope, and the use of violence in most [=RPGs=] [[ViolenceIsTheOnlyOption as the only option]] (other than one or two mandatory fight scenes, you can talk your way out of any situation [[spoiler: including the FinalBoss. In fact, [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath Talking The Final Boss To Death]] is far more satisfying than just beating the hell out of him.]]) There's even an optional dungeon created by the LawfulNeutral-incarnate Modrons that's the bare essence of RPG dungeon crawling, complete with enemies that explicitly attack you for no reason. The game also scoffs at the StupidEvil [[KickTheDog dog-kicking]] other games with a KarmaMeter frequently make you do to enforce your evilness (wanton murder in particular will only get you a visit from the [[HeroKiller Lady of Pain]], which you ''absolutely do not want''.) If you want to be evil in this game, you have to do some truly sickening things that any sane person would immediately regret.

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** Though it also deconstructs other video game tropes, like the entire concept of death and mortality in video games ([[DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist your character is immortal, and outside of a select few exceptions you cannot die.]] The whole point of the game is to find out why this is), the common AmnesiacHero trope, and the use of violence in most [=RPGs=] [[ViolenceIsTheOnlyOption as the only option]] (other option.]] (Other than one or two mandatory fight scenes, you can talk your way out of any situation [[spoiler: including the FinalBoss. In fact, [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath Talking The Final Boss To Death]] is far more satisfying than just beating the hell out of him.]]) There's even an optional dungeon created by the LawfulNeutral-incarnate Modrons that's the bare essence of RPG dungeon crawling, complete with enemies that explicitly attack you for no reason. The game also scoffs at the StupidEvil [[KickTheDog dog-kicking]] other games with a KarmaMeter frequently make you do to enforce your evilness (wanton murder in particular will only get you a visit from the [[HeroKiller Lady of Pain]], which you ''absolutely do not want''.) want''). If you want to be evil in this game, you have to do some truly sickening things that any sane person would immediately regret.



** ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' grew famous for being a Deconstructor Fleet; it savagely tears into the concept of TheChosenOne as well as the IdiotHero; FantasticRacism, while not necessarily "deconstructed", receives a ''lot'' of examination. The concept of a {{Determinator}} also gets deconstructed, as it's ''the BigBad's primary flaw.'' A lot of effort is put into examining [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifices]] and what it means for a person to be a sacrifice.
*** TheChosenOne Colette can also be seen as a deconstruction of {{Purity Sue}}s. She's the daughter of the angel [[spoiler: (actually not; everyone just assumed she was, and the angel guiding her just decided to latch onto that to better control her)]], loved by everyone ([[spoiler:until she decides she wants to live instead of sacrificing herself for the sake of the world, causing all of Sylvarant to turn on her]]) and is kind and selfless to a fault ([[spoiler:her attempts at hiding the horrible things her Cruxis Crystal is doing to her body for fear of making everyone worry just makes things worse for herself, and makes the party (especially Lloyd) suffer even more when they ''do'' find out.]])
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' so totally shatters the notion of prophecy, and the implications future-telling could have on people, both on a societal and individual level. It examines a lot of [[CloningBlues Cloning]] tropes as well. Also, while neither are explicitly the good guys or the bad guys, TheKingdom is more warlike and causes a lot more trouble than TheEmpire does, and has much more blood on its hands in the backstory.
*** The game also deconstructs the concept of the AmnesiacHero. [[spoiler: Luke isn't actually an amnesiac. He's a clone. The reason he can't remember anything before his seventh birthday is because ''he didn't exist yet.'']]

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** ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' grew famous for being a Deconstructor Fleet; it savagely tears into the concept of TheChosenOne as well as the IdiotHero; FantasticRacism, while not necessarily "deconstructed", receives a ''lot'' of examination. The concept of a {{Determinator}} also gets deconstructed, as it's ''the BigBad's primary flaw.'' A lot of effort is put into examining [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifices]] and what it means for a person to be a sacrifice.
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sacrifice. TheChosenOne Colette can also be seen as a deconstruction of {{Purity Sue}}s. She's the daughter of the angel [[spoiler: (actually not; everyone just assumed she was, and the angel guiding her just decided to latch onto that to better control her)]], loved by everyone ([[spoiler:until she decides she wants to live instead of sacrificing herself for the sake of the world, causing all of Sylvarant to turn on her]]) and is kind and selfless to a fault ([[spoiler:her attempts at hiding the horrible things her Cruxis Crystal is doing to her body for fear of making everyone worry just makes things worse for herself, and makes the party (especially Lloyd) suffer even more when they ''do'' find out.]])
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' so totally shatters the notion of prophecy, and the implications future-telling could have on people, both on a societal and individual level. It examines a lot of [[CloningBlues Cloning]] tropes as well. Also, while neither are explicitly the good guys or the bad guys, TheKingdom is more warlike and causes a lot more trouble than TheEmpire does, and has much more blood on its hands in the backstory.
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backstory. The game also deconstructs the concept of the AmnesiacHero. [[spoiler: Luke isn't actually an amnesiac. He's a clone. The reason he can't remember anything before his seventh birthday is because ''he didn't exist yet.'']]



** ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia'' took the UndyingLoyalty trope and deconstructed it, showing how wrong one can appear by focusing so much and turning a blind eye to one's actions. There's also Muzét, whose undying loyalty towards the Lord of Spirits, is presented as a huge flaw. [[spoiler: When her loyalty is repayed with nothing but scorn, she goes against Maxwell, her creator, and decides to follow Gaius now.]]
*** Milla could also be seen as a deconstruction of the {{Determinator}} trope. Milla is always focused on her mission and barely cares about anything else, except to get closer to her goal. [[spoiler: Her determination is so strong, that she still decides to keep going when her legs become paralyzed and eventually decides to commmit a HeroicSacrifice, simply because it would serve her goal and fulfill the idealized view of her as the Lord of Spirits.]]

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** ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia'' took the UndyingLoyalty trope and deconstructed it, showing how wrong one can appear by focusing so much and turning a blind eye to one's actions. There's also Muzét, whose undying loyalty towards the Lord of Spirits, is presented as a huge flaw. [[spoiler: When her loyalty is repayed with nothing but scorn, she goes against Maxwell, her creator, and decides to follow Gaius now.]]
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]] Milla could also be seen as a deconstruction of the {{Determinator}} trope. Milla is always focused on her mission and barely cares about anything else, except to get closer to her goal. [[spoiler: Her determination is so strong, that she still decides to keep going when her legs become paralyzed and eventually decides to commmit a HeroicSacrifice, simply because it would serve her goal and fulfill the idealized view of her as the Lord of Spirits.]]



** ''VideoGame/TalesOfZestiria'' takes on the MessianicArchetype and the IncorruptiblePurePureness tropes and demonstrates just how hard keeping such a purity would be, and how it is practically impossible to save everybody. The game is littered with examples of would-be Messiahs and religious fanatics who, while acting entirely with good intentions (at least, at first), end up causing way more harm than good. The game also confronts TakeAThirdOption at multiple points, as there may not be a magic third option that solves everything neatly, and the search for the third option may instead simply be an attempt to escape from having to make a difficult decision.
*** Not to mention its rather meta take on BrokenBridge. [[spoiler: You CAN go right up and face the BigBad much, much earlier than you're supposed to story-wise, but doing so grants you the BadEnding since you aren't aware yet that he isn't the real source of the problem.]]
* Several Flash games such as [[http://armorgames.com/play/2893/achievement-unlocked Achievement Unlocked]] and [[http://armorgames.com/play/4309/this-is-the-only-level This Is The Only Level]].
** And who could forget ''VideoGame/YouHaveToBurnTheRope''?

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** ''VideoGame/TalesOfZestiria'' takes on the MessianicArchetype and the IncorruptiblePurePureness tropes and demonstrates just how hard keeping such a purity would be, and how it is practically impossible to save everybody. The game is littered with examples of would-be Messiahs and religious fanatics who, while acting entirely with good intentions (at least, at first), end up causing way more harm than good. The game also confronts TakeAThirdOption at multiple points, as there may not be a magic third option that solves everything neatly, and the search for the third option may instead simply be an attempt to escape from having to make a difficult decision. \n*** Not to mention its rather meta take on BrokenBridge. [[spoiler: You CAN go right up and face the BigBad much, much earlier than you're supposed to story-wise, but doing so grants you the BadEnding since you aren't aware yet that he isn't the real source of the problem.]]
* Several Flash games such as [[http://armorgames.com/play/2893/achievement-unlocked Achievement Unlocked]] and [[http://armorgames.com/play/4309/this-is-the-only-level This Is The Only Level]].
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Level]]. And who could forget ''VideoGame/YouHaveToBurnTheRope''?



*** The fighting game ''Scarlet Weather Rhapsody'' also deconstructs AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence and FluffyCloudHeaven this way, as the main villain is a Celestial who ascended together with her parents. She's so bored with all the happiness up there, she decided to descend and cause trouble on Earth.

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*** ** The fighting game ''Scarlet Weather Rhapsody'' also deconstructs AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence and FluffyCloudHeaven this way, as the main villain is a Celestial who ascended together with her parents. She's so bored with all the happiness up there, she decided to descend and cause trouble on Earth.



** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius'' was preceded by ''VideoGames/FireEmblemJugdral'', which went along to deconstruct common character tropes of the series.

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** * ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius'' was preceded by ''VideoGames/FireEmblemJugdral'', which went along to deconstruct common character tropes of the series.



* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks'' light-heartedly pokes fun at a lot of the series' standards; for example, early in the game Zelda refuses to accompany you into a dungeon on the grounds that leaving the dangerous work to the heroes is "family tradition."
** And yet later on she takes on a much more active role than in every other game of the series to date.

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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks'' light-heartedly pokes fun at a lot of the series' standards; for example, early in the game Zelda refuses to accompany you into a dungeon on the grounds that leaving the dangerous work to the heroes is "family tradition."
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" And yet later on she takes on a much more active role than in every other game of the series to date.



** It may be more of a deconstruction unit than fleet, but ''VideoGame/AnarchyReigns'' does deconstruct a few tropes, not as many as ''[=MadWorld=]''. [[spoiler: It deconstructs LawfulNeutral / lawful by Nikolai, one of the more "lawful" people in the game, a horrid KnightTemplar who believes that anything that isn't his view of "law" has to go. You have AntiHero, where as Jack is simply doing his job, but his past as a killer and his anger at his adopted daughter's death nearly drive him him to the murder of the person he's trying to track down until he is ''forcibly'' prevented from committing said murder at the last second. Then Leo, who disobeys his orders and attacks Nikolai before his true colors are shown, also gets in on that a bit. The backstory plays with a few tropes in a more negative light, showing characters who are acting for the greater good, but don't necessarily come off as doing the right thing until the very end of the game.]] Again, not as many as before, but it does put some focus on a few.
* ''LastScenario'' could practically be considered a western [[TalesSeries Tales game]] (including the turning of the entire story on it's head at the halfway point.) [[spoiler: TheChosenOne isn't chosen at all, other than in the sense that the villains found him to be easy to manipulate because of his overly-idealistic nature. The great hero from ancient times who saved the world from demons is all propaganda; in reality, the demons were a race of elf-like people the hero was supposed to exterminate, but ended up siding with. There's a [[GoodRepublicEvilEmpire evil kingdom and a good empire]] (at least, once the corrupt elements are cleaned out,) and battles against both are done with a combination of political intrigue and massive military operations instead of just a RagtagBunchOfMisfits taking care of everything (though they're still at the forefront of most of the battles.)]]

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** * It may be more of a deconstruction unit than fleet, but ''VideoGame/AnarchyReigns'' does deconstruct a few tropes, not as many as ''[=MadWorld=]''. [[spoiler: It deconstructs LawfulNeutral / lawful by Nikolai, one of the more "lawful" people in the game, a horrid KnightTemplar who believes that anything that isn't his view of "law" has to go. You have AntiHero, where as Jack is simply doing his job, but his past as a killer and his anger at his adopted daughter's death nearly drive him him to the murder of the person he's trying to track down until he is ''forcibly'' prevented from committing said murder at the last second. Then Leo, who disobeys his orders and attacks Nikolai before his true colors are shown, also gets in on that a bit. The backstory plays with a few tropes in a more negative light, showing characters who are acting for the greater good, but don't necessarily come off as doing the right thing until the very end of the game.]] Again, not as many as before, but it does put some focus on a few.
* ''LastScenario'' could practically be considered a western [[TalesSeries Tales game]] (including the turning of the entire story on it's its head at the halfway point.) point). [[spoiler: TheChosenOne isn't chosen at all, other than in the sense that the villains found him to be easy to manipulate because of his overly-idealistic nature. The great hero from ancient times who saved the world from demons is all propaganda; in reality, the demons were a race of elf-like people the hero was supposed to exterminate, but ended up siding with. There's a an [[GoodRepublicEvilEmpire evil kingdom and a good empire]] (at least, once the corrupt elements are cleaned out,) out), and battles against both are done with a combination of political intrigue and massive military operations instead of just a RagtagBunchOfMisfits taking care of everything (though they're still at the forefront of most of the battles.)]]battles).]]



* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' is a gigantic {{Deconstruction}} of [=RPGs=] in general, as well as Moral Choice systems, and the game really, ''really'' lets you know it. Anyone who approaches it with the same sort of mentality of your average RPG will result in [[spoiler: the game utterly berating you for your actions, calling you a monster, especially if you kill the final boss in the demo conventionally]]. Most people will do a second run / a save reload after they see what they have done, and try to put right what they did wrong. [[spoiler: ''The game knows you did this'', and will mock you accordingly, talking about your use of save points to rewrite reality.]] Even if you take the completely pacifist approach, the demo ends with [[spoiler: a certain character asking you how long you will keep up the much-trickier act of peacefulness, wondering when your frustration will overcome you.]]
** The full-game also delves into the concept of the {{Determinator}}, presenting the player with a character so filled with raw determination that [[spoiler: they can come back from the dead via save points, and eventually just get right back up where they stand if killed. It also shows how utterly terrifying someone with overwhelming determination and little else can be, especially when combined with a complete lack of compassion and love (i.e. a player murdering everyone and everything in the game, just to see what happens.)]] It also shows the consequences of seeking OneHundredPercentCompletion in a game that's as meta as ''Undertale'' is. [[spoiler: Either you get the True Pacifist ending and everyone lives happily ever after, only for the player to cruelly reset everything to start killing everything that moves for the Genocide ending (even the BigBad calls you out for doing the exact same thing he was doing by jumping in to constantly deny ''you'' your happy ending,) or they murder everyone first, and then reset everything to go for the True Pacifist ending...only to realize that, by achieving the Genocide ending, they gave the First Child everything they wanted, including the player's soul, irreparably tainting the entire game and ensuring that the player will ''never'' be able to save everyone, because the First Child will kill them all every time the game ends.]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' is a gigantic {{Deconstruction}} of [=RPGs=] in general, as well as Moral Choice systems, and the game really, ''really'' lets you know it. it.
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Anyone who approaches it with the same sort of mentality of your average RPG will result in [[spoiler: the game utterly berating you for your actions, calling you a monster, especially if you kill the final boss in the demo conventionally]]. Most people will do a second run / a save reload after they see what they have done, and try to put right what they did wrong. [[spoiler: ''The game knows you did this'', and will mock you accordingly, talking about your use of save points to rewrite reality.]] Even if you take the completely pacifist approach, the demo ends with [[spoiler: a certain character asking you how long you will keep up the much-trickier act of peacefulness, wondering when your frustration will overcome you.]]
** The full-game also delves into the concept of the {{Determinator}}, presenting the player with a character so filled with raw determination that [[spoiler: they can come back from the dead via save points, and eventually just get right back up where they stand if killed. It also shows how utterly terrifying someone with overwhelming determination and little else can be, especially when combined with a complete lack of compassion and love (i.e. a player murdering everyone and everything in the game, just to see what happens.)]] happens).]] It also shows the consequences of seeking OneHundredPercentCompletion in a game that's as meta as ''Undertale'' is. [[spoiler: Either you get the True Pacifist ending and everyone lives happily ever after, only for the player to cruelly reset everything to start killing everything that moves for the Genocide ending (even the BigBad calls you out for doing the exact same thing he was doing by jumping in to constantly deny ''you'' your happy ending,) ending), or they murder everyone first, and then reset everything to go for the True Pacifist ending...only to realize that, by achieving the Genocide ending, they gave the First Child everything they wanted, including the player's soul, irreparably tainting the entire game and ensuring that the player will ''never'' be able to save everyone, because the First Child will kill them all every time the game ends.]]



* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' plays mercilessly with both Dungeons and Dragons tropes, and storytelling tropes in general. Most notably, it's hung enough lampshades to decorate a lightbulb factory. Including hanging a lampshade on hanging lampshades.
** For a few more examples, it has [[ZigZaggingTrope Zig Zagged]] with several parts of the CharacterAlignment trope. The LawfulStupid character isn't stupid in any conventional sense, and actually is good (at least, until she [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope goes crazy]]), and yet, she's an antagonist. The LawfulEvil [[EvilOverlord Overlord]] is definitely evil, and yet seems like he'll be helpful overall to the protagonists. The AlwaysChaoticEvil goblins have a perfectly good reason built into the fabric of the universe to be evil... but there's no question that they are evil. Finally, it also deconstructs typical player behavior/campaign focus with a Chaotic Evil party member, who says early on "I figured we'd just wander around, kill some sentient creatures because they had green skin and fangs and we don't, and then take their stuff."

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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' plays mercilessly with both Dungeons and Dragons tropes, and storytelling tropes in general. Most notably, it's hung enough lampshades to decorate a lightbulb factory. Including hanging a lampshade on hanging lampshades.
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lampshades. For a few more examples, it has [[ZigZaggingTrope Zig Zagged]] with several parts of the CharacterAlignment trope. The LawfulStupid character isn't stupid in any conventional sense, and actually is good (at least, until she [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope goes crazy]]), and yet, she's an antagonist. The LawfulEvil [[EvilOverlord Overlord]] is definitely evil, and yet seems like he'll be helpful overall to the protagonists. The AlwaysChaoticEvil goblins have a perfectly good reason built into the fabric of the universe to be evil... but there's no question that they are evil. Finally, it also deconstructs typical player behavior/campaign focus with a Chaotic Evil party member, who says early on "I figured we'd just wander around, kill some sentient creatures because they had green skin and fangs and we don't, and then take their stuff."



** ''Webcomic/TheParkingLotIsFull'' doesn't even bother trying to be funny, instead flooding the reader with FridgeHorror.

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** * ''Webcomic/TheParkingLotIsFull'' doesn't even bother trying to be funny, instead flooding the reader with FridgeHorror.



* The WhateleyUniverse starts as a deconstruction of the classic superhero comic books, but delves everywhere else when given a chance.
** Of particular note, the story ''Give 'Em The Ole Razzle Dazzle'' is a deconstruction of various genres stretching from the 1930's pulp heroes to the start of the 1980s (when the narrator 'retired' and moved into Business).

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* The WhateleyUniverse starts as a deconstruction of the classic superhero comic books, but delves everywhere else when given a chance.
** Of particular note, the
chance. The story ''Give 'Em The Ole Razzle Dazzle'' is a deconstruction of various genres stretching from the 1930's pulp heroes to the start of the 1980s (when the narrator 'retired' and moved into Business).
5th Sep '16 8:37:58 AM BSonirachi
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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' is a gigantic {{Deconstruction}} of [=RPGs=] in general, as well as Moral Choice systems, and the game really, ''really'' lets you know it. Anyone who approaches it with the same sort of mentality of your average RPG will result in [[spoiler: the game utterly berating you for your actions, calling you a monster, especially if you kill the final boss in the demo conventionally]]. Most people will do a second run / a save reload after they see what they have done, and try to put right what they did wrong. [[spoiler: ''The game knows you did this'', and will mock you accordingly, talking about your use of save points to rewrite reality.]] Even if you take the completely pacifist approach, the demo ends with [[spoiler: a certain character asking you how long you will keep up the much-trickier act of peacefulness, wondering when your frustration will overcome you.]]
** The full-game also delves into the concept of the {{Determinator}}, presenting the player with a character so filled with raw determination that [[spoiler: they can come back from the dead via save points, and eventually just get right back up where they stand if killed. It also shows how utterly terrifying someone with overwhelming determination and little else can be, especially when combined with a complete lack of compassion and love (i.e. a player murdering everyone and everything in the game, just to see what happens.)]] It also shows the consequences of seeking OneHundredPercentCompletion in a game that's as meta as ''Undertale'' is. [[spoiler: Either you get the True Pacifist ending and everyone lives happily ever after, only for the player to cruelly reset everything to start killing everything that moves for the Genocide ending (even the BigBad calls you out for doing the exact same thing he was doing by jumping in to constantly deny ''you'' your happy ending,) or they murder everyone first, and then reset everything to go for the True Pacifist ending...only to realize that, by achieving the Genocide ending, they gave the First Child everything they wanted, including the player's soul, irreparably tainting the entire game and ensuring that the player will ''never'' be able to save everyone, because the First Child will kill them all every time the game ends.]]
5th Sep '16 7:35:53 AM MobiusKeeper
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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' is a gigantic {{Deconstruction}} of [=RPGs=] in general, as well as Moral Choice systems, and the game really, ''really'' lets you know it. Anyone who approaches it with the same sort of mentality of your average RPG will result in [[spoiler: the game utterly berating you for your actions, calling you a monster, especially if you kill the final boss in the demo conventionally]]. Most people will do a second run / a save reload after they see what they have done, and try to put right what they did wrong. [[spoiler: ''The game knows you did this'', and will mock you accordingly, talking about your use of save points to rewrite reality.]] Even if you take the completely pacifist approach, the demo ends with [[spoiler: a certain character asking you how long you will keep up the much-trickier act of peacefulness, wondering when your frustration will overcome you.]]
** The full-game also delves into the concept of the {{Determinator}}, presenting the player with a character so filled with raw determination that [[spoiler: they can come back from the dead via save points, and eventually just get right back up where they stand if killed. It also shows how utterly terrifying someone with overwhelming determination and little else can be, especially when combined with a complete lack of compassion and love (i.e. a player murdering everyone and everything in the game, just to see what happens.)]] It also shows the consequences of seeking OneHundredPercentCompletion in a game that's as meta as ''Undertale'' is. [[spoiler: Either you get the True Pacifist ending and everyone lives happily ever after, only for the player to cruelly reset everything to start killing everything that moves for the Genocide ending (even the BigBad calls you out for doing the exact same thing he was doing by jumping in to constantly deny ''you'' your happy ending,) or they murder everyone first, and then reset everything to go for the True Pacifist ending...only to realize that, by achieving the Genocide ending, they gave the First Child everything they wanted, including the player's soul, irreparably tainting the entire game and ensuring that the player will ''never'' be able to save everyone, because the First Child will kill them all every time the game ends.]]
2nd Sep '16 8:02:13 PM KingLyger
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* The entire SpaghettiWestern subgenre is one massive Deconstructor Fleet of its supergenre, TheWestern. The protagonists often shot first - and last - and were only the "good guys" insofar as they were less sadistic than the villains. See also the following entry.

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* The entire SpaghettiWestern subgenre is one massive Deconstructor Fleet of its supergenre, TheWestern. The protagonists often shot first - and last - and were only the "good guys" insofar as they were less sadistic than the villains. See also the following entry.



* ''Film/{{Unforgiven}}'' is also a massive deconstruction of the Western genre; Creator/ClintEastwood's deconstruction of his own work, in fact. Eastwood spent most of his career, post-''Rawhide'', deconstructing the Western, before moving on to more genres as his career progressed.

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* ** ''Film/{{Unforgiven}}'' is also a massive deconstruction of the Western genre; Creator/ClintEastwood's deconstruction of his own work, in fact. Eastwood spent most of his career, post-''Rawhide'', deconstructing the Western, before moving on to more genres as his career progressed.progressed.
** ''Film/BlazingSaddles'' also deconstructs the Western, but [[DeconstructiveParody for comedy]]. The whole goal of the movie was to highlight how artificial and out-of-date the entire genre was, mostly by taking tropes about "the common clay of the new West" and showing what they'd actually be like. Finally, the movie ends by [[BreakingTheFourthWall shattering its fourth wall to bits]], the characters spending the entire final act either on a sound stage or in a movie theater.
30th Aug '16 6:57:21 PM PaulA
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*** Martha's portrayal examines the dark side of the Companion's ReplacementGoldfish aspect -- since, of course, every Companion will always be replaced by a new one due to the show's LongRunner status. [[spoiler:She eventually leaves the Doctor of her own free will because she's tired of living in the shadow of the Doctor's previous Companion, Rose, and feels like she's just a substitute for her.]]

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*** Martha's portrayal examines the dark side of the Companion's ReplacementGoldfish aspect -- since, of course, every Companion will always be replaced by a new one due to as long as the show's LongRunner status.show keeps running. [[spoiler:She eventually leaves the Doctor of her own free will because she's tired of living in the shadow of the Doctor's previous Companion, Rose, and feels like she's just a substitute for her.]]
28th Aug '16 10:04:55 PM Jgamer
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** While generally the MagicPokerEquation is played straight, there are times when it has not. In one episode, Yuya ends up starting with a dead hand full of monsters he can't summon yet, and much latter, two people, both on the villains' and heroes' sides respectively, and in consecutive duels to boot, end up finding an Action Card that's completely useless to them.
11th Aug '16 6:04:04 AM pretzelbetty
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* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE'' - Deconstructs the minds set of the Kid Hero of the first generation, does he believe in achieving peace to both sides. Nope, he considers the Vagan as irredeemable monsters no matter what, and he holds this belief throughout his life, and not even his son and grandson can change his mind on that. [[spoiler: At least not until the last minute.]]

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* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE'' - Deconstructs the minds set mindset of the Kid Hero of the first generation, does generation-does he believe in achieving peace to both sides. sides? Nope, he considers the Vagan as irredeemable monsters no matter what, and he holds this belief throughout his life, and not life;not even his son and grandson can change his mind on that. [[spoiler: At least not until the last minute.]]
30th Jul '16 7:54:46 AM Dechstreme
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* ''FanFic/TheRiseOfDarthVulcan'' exists to deconstruct not just the "character from real world in a villain costume gets mistaken for a bad guy and later gets super power to become a true villain" plot bunny that some HateFic writers have done, but also pays attention every perceived and actual political and social flaw in Equestrian society as it's presented in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', and the Fanon perceptions many fans and fic writers have of it. The characters' own flaws and mistakes are forced into the light to be dealt with. However, this has been done [[GoneHorriblyRight a little too well]], leading to [[BrokenBase a large portion of the fic's fanbase]] ending up [[RootingForTheEmpire supporting the villain totally]], much to [[MisaimedFandom the author's shock]].

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* ''FanFic/TheRiseOfDarthVulcan'' exists to deconstruct not just the "character from real world in a villain costume gets mistaken for a bad guy and later gets super power to become a true villain" plot bunny that some HateFic writers have done, but also pays attention every perceived and actual political and social flaw in Equestrian society as it's presented in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', and the Fanon perceptions many fans and fic writers have of it. it, with attention put to the negative repercussions that simply ignoring such flaws can have in the long and short run once forced into the open. The Equestrian characters' own flaws and mistakes are also forced into the light to be dealt with. with, for good and ill, and when the character's whose flaws are being exposed are the Equestrian Princesses, they aren't simply forgiven and forgotten as in the show and have long reaching consequences. However, this has been done [[GoneHorriblyRight a little too well]], leading to [[BrokenBase a large portion of the fic's fanbase]] ending up [[RootingForTheEmpire supporting the villain totally]], much to [[MisaimedFandom the author's shock]].
29th Jul '16 7:50:42 PM Dechstreme
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* ''FanFic/TheRiseOfDarthVulcan'' essentially only exists as a vehicle for [[AuthorTract every issue the author has]] with ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. As such, every perceived and actual political and social flaw in Equestrian society as it's presented in canon, along with the characters' own flaws and mistakes, are forced into the light to be dealt with. However, this has been done [[GoneHorriblyWrong a little too well]], leading to [[BrokenBase a large portion of the fic's fanbase]] ending up [[RootingForTheEmpire supporting the villain totally]], much to [[MisaimedFandom the author's shock]].

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* ''FanFic/TheRiseOfDarthVulcan'' essentially only exists as to deconstruct not just the "character from real world in a vehicle villain costume gets mistaken for [[AuthorTract every issue the author has]] with ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. As such, a bad guy and later gets super power to become a true villain" plot bunny that some HateFic writers have done, but also pays attention every perceived and actual political and social flaw in Equestrian society as it's presented in canon, along with ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', and the Fanon perceptions many fans and fic writers have of it. The characters' own flaws and mistakes, mistakes are forced into the light to be dealt with. However, this has been done [[GoneHorriblyWrong [[GoneHorriblyRight a little too well]], leading to [[BrokenBase a large portion of the fic's fanbase]] ending up [[RootingForTheEmpire supporting the villain totally]], much to [[MisaimedFandom the author's shock]].
28th Jul '16 9:35:09 AM WranDm
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