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23rd Jan '16 8:36:46 PM nombretomado
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** ADAM is a deconstruction of both superpowers and MundaneUtility. The frivolous uses of the substance for plastic surgery, sports, and other mundane purposes left people hopelessly addicted, repulsively disfigured by genetic disorders, and irrevocably insane, thus creating the Splicers that function as the main enemies of the game. The only characters in the game who haven't ended up this way are people who [[StraightEdge didn't splice]] (Ryan, Lamb, and Tenembaum), [[FunctionalAddict spliced in moderation]] (Atlas, Sinclair, Poole, Langford, and Fontaine [[spoiler: prior to the final boss battle]]), or possessed a natural immunity (The Big Sisters, Eleanor, and apparently [[spoiler: the protagonists]]).
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** ADAM is a deconstruction of both superpowers and MundaneUtility. The frivolous uses of the substance for plastic surgery, sports, and other mundane purposes left people hopelessly addicted, repulsively disfigured by genetic disorders, and irrevocably insane, thus creating the Splicers that function as the main enemies of the game. The only characters in the game who haven't ended up this way are people who [[StraightEdge [[UsefulNotes/StraightEdge didn't splice]] (Ryan, Lamb, and Tenembaum), [[FunctionalAddict spliced in moderation]] (Atlas, Sinclair, Poole, Langford, and Fontaine [[spoiler: prior to the final boss battle]]), or possessed a natural immunity (The Big Sisters, Eleanor, and apparently [[spoiler: the protagonists]]).
23rd Jan '16 6:16:38 AM Tribun
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* This seems to be the mission of ''FanFic/NoChanceForFate''. For one it is a deconstruction of the FukuFic, which at the time of creation had degenerated badly. However, it also takes apart the source material of both series. The sheer list of deconstructions is ''way'' too long. Interestingly, the story still is very enjoyable to read and the characters actually come out of it stronger.
21st Jan '16 8:41:10 AM IamTheCaligula
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* Would you believe if someone tell you that (some installments of) ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' is a Deconstructor Fleet? Let us observe... ** ''Imperishable Night'': Deconstructs {{Immortality}} and associated tropes. The immortals have nothing to do, and keep sane by tearing each other to shreds (sometimes literally). *** The fighting game ''Scarlet Weather Rhapsody'' also deconstructs AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence this way, as the main villain is a Celestial, whose parents had ascended. She's bored with all the happiness up there, and descends to cause trouble on Earth. ** ''Phantasmagoria of Flower View'' [[WordSaladTitle (sic)]]: Touhou deconstructs ''itself''. Eiki explicitly tell the other characters that they are so going to Hell if they don't change their atrocious behavior. Eiki is a ''Judge of The Dead''. ** ''Unidentified Fantastic Object'' deconstructs itself ''[[UpToEleven yet again]]''-- HumansAreBastards and the playable characters are KnightTemplar. ** By applying some FridgeHorror to ''Mystic Square'', one way to interpret the plot is to think of it as; "[[Literature/AliceInWonderland What if Alice actually went to hell]]?".
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* Would you believe if someone tell you that (some some installments of) of ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' is a are Deconstructor Fleet? Let us observe... ** ''Imperishable Night'': Deconstructs {{Immortality}} and associated tropes. The immortals have nothing to do, and keep sane sane, relatively speaking, by tearing each other to shreds (sometimes literally). *** The fighting game ''Scarlet Weather Rhapsody'' also deconstructs AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence and FluffyCloudHeaven this way, as the main villain is a Celestial, whose parents had ascended. Celestial who ascended together with her parents. She's so bored with all the happiness up there, she decided to descend and descends to cause trouble on Earth. ** ''Phantasmagoria of Flower View'' [[WordSaladTitle (sic)]]: Touhou deconstructs ''itself''. Eiki explicitly tell warns the other characters that they are so going to Hell if they don't change their atrocious behavior.[[{{Jerkass}} atrocious]] [[MrViceGuy behavior]]. Eiki is a ''Judge of The Dead''. ** ''Unidentified Fantastic Object'' Object'': Touhou deconstructs itself ''[[UpToEleven yet again]]''-- HumansAreBastards and the playable characters are KnightTemplar. {{Knight Templar}}s. ** By applying some FridgeHorror to ''Mystic Square'', one way to interpret the plot is to think of it as; "[[Literature/AliceInWonderland What if Alice actually went to hell]]?".hell]]?"
17th Jan '16 6:40:35 PM nombretomado
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* ''StarDriver'' thrives on this. A great deal of the generic anime tropes used throughout the anime are TurnedUpToEleven and played with massively to the point they feel totally new.
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* ''StarDriver'' ''Anime/StarDriver'' thrives on this. A great deal of the generic anime tropes used throughout the anime are TurnedUpToEleven and played with massively to the point they feel totally new.
14th Jan '16 5:56:34 PM Gamermaster
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* Haruka Kotoura of ''Manga/KotouraSan'' could have been a classic {{Moe}} protagonist and is one deep down. The problem is that her {{Telepathy}} [[PowerIncontinence cannot be turned off]] so she's unable to distinguish between speech and thought. [[HowWeGotHere In her backstory]], she grew up in a society where [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tatemae Tatemae]] is a commonplace concept. [[DownerBeginning It did not end well]] [[BreakTheCutie forF her]] [[BrokenBird at all]]. As a result, many of her major character tropes are either [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]], PlayedForDrama, or they are simply cynical in nature.
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* Haruka Kotoura of ''Manga/KotouraSan'' could have been a classic {{Moe}} protagonist and is one deep down. The problem is that her {{Telepathy}} [[PowerIncontinence cannot be turned off]] so she's unable to distinguish between speech and thought. [[HowWeGotHere In her backstory]], she grew up in a society where [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tatemae Tatemae]] is a commonplace concept. [[DownerBeginning It did not end well]] [[BreakTheCutie forF for her]] [[BrokenBird at all]]. As a result, many of her major character tropes are either [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]], PlayedForDrama, or they are simply cynical in nature.
8th Jan '16 7:36:09 AM mario0987
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** "The Waters of Mars" and "Hell Bent" between them explain exactly why the Doctor needs a companion as a MoralityPet. If he does not have one for long enough [[spoiler: he becomes just as bad as the villains he faces.]] ** Several stories have shown that sometimes the Doctor's arrival does not make everything better and that sometimes [[NiceJobBreakingItHero it actually gets FAR worse.]] They are "The Ark", "The Face of Evil", "Bad Wolf / The Parting of the Ways" and "The Woman Who Lived". ** "A Good Man Goes To War" deconstructs the Doctor's tendency to be TheDreaded to his enemies. It also causes the episodes villains to become so scared that they will do anything to get an advantage. It gets even worse in "The Time of the Doctor" which reveals that [[spoiler: they were trying to prevent a second Time War and the Doctor's reputation honestly made them think he would restart it.]]

*** Clara's portrayal shows the effects of the power that comes from being the Doctor's MoralityPet - it alternatively horrifies her ([[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E7KillTheMoon "Kill The Moon"]]) or corrupts her ([[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E9Flatline "Flatline"]]). Sometimes traveling with the Doctor is even treated as an addiction, especially in [[Recap/DoctorWho2014CSLastChristmas "Last Christmas"]].
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*** Clara's portrayal shows the effects of the power that comes from being the Doctor's MoralityPet - it alternatively horrifies her ([[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E7KillTheMoon "Kill The Moon"]]) or corrupts her ([[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E9Flatline "Flatline"]]). Sometimes traveling with the Doctor is even treated as an addiction, especially in [[Recap/DoctorWho2014CSLastChristmas "Last Christmas"]]. Clara also shows the negatives of becoming more like the Doctor; you begin to lose your humanity and become far more reckless [[spoiler: until you endanger your own life]]. It also makes you a bad MoralityPet, which the Doctor definably needs.
7th Jan '16 9:28:33 PM JHM
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* ''Manga/{{Narutaru}}'' - Like ''Digimon Tamers'', this one really digs into the darker implications of the {{Mon}} subgenre, but the vein in which it does so is closer to ''Bokurano'''s take on the subject, asking the viewer what sort of person would want that kind of power and why just as much as how that power's effects would play out in a world like this. The story's answers to that question are by no means reassuring. Not coincidentally, the manga comes from [[MohiroKitoh the creator of the latter]], while the anime adaptation was scripted [[ChiakiJKonaka by the creator of the former]].
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* ''Manga/{{Narutaru}}'' - Like ''Digimon Tamers'', this one really digs into the darker implications of the {{Mon}} subgenre, but the vein in which it does so is closer to ''Bokurano'''s take on the subject, asking the viewer what sort of person would want that kind of power and why just as much as how that power's effects would play out in a world like this. The story's answers to that question are by no means reassuring. Not coincidentally, the manga comes from [[MohiroKitoh the creator of the latter]], while the anime adaptation was scripted [[ChiakiJKonaka [[ChiakiKonaka by the creator of the former]].

** And speaking of a KunihikoIkuhara anime that savages traditional gender roles at every turn and traffics in some very subversive ideas about [[YuriGenre how certain kinds of love]] [[TwoGirlRomanticFriendship are portrayed in Japanese media]], let's talk about ''YurikumaArashi''...
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** And speaking of a KunihikoIkuhara anime that savages traditional gender roles at every turn and traffics in some very subversive ideas about [[YuriGenre how certain certain]] [[BuryYourGays kinds of love]] [[TwoGirlRomanticFriendship are portrayed portrayed]] [[PsychoLesbian in Japanese media]], let's talk about ''YurikumaArashi''...
7th Jan '16 9:26:45 PM JHM
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* It's not that ''HunterXHunter'' doesn't stand on its own as a shonen fighting manga, but especially once you get into the [[CerebusSyndrome ant arc]] it becomes hard to ignore that Togashi wants to deconstruct shonen manga, its villains, and the IdiotHero.
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* It's not that ''HunterXHunter'' doesn't stand on its own as a shonen fighting manga, but especially once you get into the [[CerebusSyndrome ant Chimera Ant arc]] it becomes hard to ignore that Togashi wants to deconstruct shonen manga, its villains, and the IdiotHero.especially its protagonists.

** Gon Freecs (said hero) is designed in tribute to Son Goku in several ways; there is a ''reason'' Gon [[ShoutOut catches a giant fish as his first act]]. *** And then of course he recently sacrificed his life to turn into a huge muscle-guy with endless hair in order to destroy Nefelpitou for destroying the mentor Gon wasn't strong enough or old enough to save...it was [[TearJerker horrifying as hell]], but a little bit funny, too. Because look, it's grown-up Goku UpToEleven. *** The situation with Pitou that he's avenging is also a deconstruction of the way a villain's threat level and a hero's growth are often shown by giving them a CurbStompBattle the hero barely walks away from, and then turning the tables the next time. Because just surviving doesn't mean there aren't consequences for weakness. (Not that Togashi hasn't used the trope. Although at least once with Sensui it was slightly subverted by the death thing.) It's also a deconstruction of how the typical revenge arc plays out. Normally the audience is rooting for the hero to get back at the person who wronged them in an epic showdown, but Neferpitou is [[AlasPoorVillain utterly helpless]] and Gon beats him [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown in such a relentlessly savage manner]] that you not only feel sorry for the ''murderous villain'', but also deeply disturbed by the protagonist's obsession with vengeance and the lengths he goes to in order to achieve it. Gon's wrath is absolutely terrifying to behold and his desire to avenge Kite pushes him well beyond his mental and physical limit. He has so much pent up rage towards Pitou that it makes him [[HeWhoFightsMonsters more than a little]] [[SanitySlippage unhinged]] during the latter half of the arc.
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** *** Gon Freecs (said hero) is also designed in tribute to Son Goku in several ways; there is a ''reason'' Gon [[ShoutOut catches a giant fish as his first act]]. *** And act]]. [[spoiler:And then of course he recently sacrificed his life to turn into a huge muscle-guy with endless hair in order to destroy Nefelpitou Neferpitou for destroying the mentor Gon wasn't strong enough or old enough to save...it was [[TearJerker horrifying as hell]], but a little bit funny, too. Because look, it's grown-up Goku UpToEleven. UpToEleven.]] *** The situation with Pitou that he's avenging is also a deconstruction of the way a villain's threat level and a hero's growth are often shown by giving them a CurbStompBattle the hero barely walks away from, and then turning the tables the next time. Because just surviving doesn't mean there aren't consequences for weakness. (Not that Togashi hasn't used the trope. Although at least once with Sensui it was slightly subverted by the death thing.) It's also a deconstruction of how the typical revenge arc plays out. Normally [[spoiler:Normally the audience is rooting for the hero to get back at the person who wronged them in an epic showdown, but Neferpitou is [[AlasPoorVillain utterly helpless]] and Gon beats him them [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown in such a relentlessly savage manner]] that you not only feel sorry for the ''murderous villain'', but also deeply disturbed by the protagonist's obsession with vengeance and the lengths he goes to in order to achieve it. Gon's wrath is absolutely terrifying to behold and his desire to avenge Kite pushes him well beyond his mental and physical limit. He has so much pent up rage towards Pitou that it makes him [[HeWhoFightsMonsters more than a little]] [[SanitySlippage unhinged]] during the latter half of the arc.]]

* ''Anime/KeyTheMetalIdol'' - One of the first truly brilliant Anime {{Mind Screw}}s, it also sinks its teeth into numerous works and tropes of fiction, including Pinocchio/ BecomeARealBoy, MiniMecha, Real Mecha, Super Mecha, EccentricMentor, IdolSinger, and MagicalGirl, in addition to [[spoiler: subverting and deconstructing EmotionlessGirl and RobotGirl]].
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* ''LightNovel/IsThisAZombie'' is very much not your normal magical girl series. * ''Anime/KeyTheMetalIdol'' - One of the first truly brilliant Anime {{Mind Screw}}s, it also sinks its teeth into numerous works and tropes of fiction, including Pinocchio/ BecomeARealBoy, MiniMecha, Real Mecha, Super Mecha, EccentricMentor, IdolSinger, and MagicalGirl, in addition to [[spoiler: subverting [[spoiler:subverting and deconstructing the EmotionlessGirl and RobotGirl]].RobotGirl archetypes [[UnbuiltTrope before they were much of a thing in anime to begin with]]]].

* ''LightNovel/IsThisAZombie'' is very much not your normal magical girl series.

* ''Manga/{{Narutaru}}'' - You will never look at {{Mons}} the same way again.
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* ''Manga/{{Narutaru}}'' - You will never look at {{Mons}} Like ''Digimon Tamers'', this one really digs into the same way again.darker implications of the {{Mon}} subgenre, but the vein in which it does so is closer to ''Bokurano'''s take on the subject, asking the viewer what sort of person would want that kind of power and why just as much as how that power's effects would play out in a world like this. The story's answers to that question are by no means reassuring. Not coincidentally, the manga comes from [[MohiroKitoh the creator of the latter]], while the anime adaptation was scripted [[ChiakiJKonaka by the creator of the former]].

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* ''Manga/{{Narutaru}}'' - You will never look ** And speaking of a KunihikoIkuhara anime that savages traditional gender roles at {{Mons}} the same way again.every turn and traffics in some very subversive ideas about [[YuriGenre how certain kinds of love]] [[TwoGirlRomanticFriendship are portrayed in Japanese media]], let's talk about ''YurikumaArashi''...
30th Dec '15 7:57:44 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' was, apparently, written with this intention in mind, after [[Creator/NimbusLlewelyn the author]] saw one [[FandomSpecificPlot Super!Harry/Lord!Harry/God!Harry]] story, in which Harry and other characters become characters InNameOnly, too many. Instead, it takes a look at how all those happenings and tropes, indeed, that much power, would actually affect the canon Harry, an {{Adorkable}} fame averse, affection craving sweetheart and a bona fide trouble magnet with something of a temper. On the upside, he gets a bit more assertive and more confident in himself, more willing to open up and let others help him. On the downside, he's got a ''lot'' of repressed rage to work through, an intimate understanding of how people can be cruel to people who are different via the Dursleys and after a number of deeply traumatic incidents, borderline PTSD as an entirely understandable result of this and a proclivity for {{Revenge}} that has more than one person worried he could snap and turn into the next {{Magneto}} if he doesn't have people to rely on, to trust, who can tell him when he's going too far. ** It also brutally averts the trope that a good guy armed with righteous anger etc. can beat a bad guy who is more skilled and/or more powerful. Any character who loses their head in a fight and stops fighting smart promptly gets their dislocated ass handed to them and learns a harsh lesson: will does ''not'' beat skill.
18th Dec '15 9:02:03 PM DoctorNemesis
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** The first game also deconstructs the plot of ''Atlas Shrugged'', which ends with the iconoclastic society of Objectivist outcasts thriving while the 'mundane' mainstream society completely falls apart. In ''Bioshock'', the self-interested and ruthless nature of the Objectivist outcasts eventually leads to them all tearing their society apart, while mainstream society continues on apparently without even noticing that they've gone.
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