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16th May '16 4:52:13 PM Karxrida
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Compare SupposedlyRebelliousSeries, when a story appears to challenge metaconcepts, but doesn't. Compare and contrast DeconReconSwitch, where a work begins as a deconstruction but (intentionally) switches to a {{Reconstruction}} by the end.

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Compare SupposedlyRebelliousSeries, when a story appears to challenge metaconcepts, but doesn't. Compare and contrast DeconReconSwitch, where a work begins as a deconstruction but (intentionally) switches to a {{Reconstruction}} by the end.
16th May '16 9:53:28 AM CharlesPhipps
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* The ''Manga/Golgo13'' adaptation ''The Professional'' is largely just seen as a typical example of the series but actually portrays Golgo 13 as something of a psychopath who has ruined a bunch of lives by his actions. The fact it was just another job for him makes it worse.
11th Apr '16 12:27:34 PM MrKingXemnas
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** ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' made an additional point in this regard, discussing out [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot a major missed opportunity:]] when you switch sides, nothing changes about your squadmates' stats. Instead of trying to make a point about the invincibility of the former protagonists and how the severely outgunned rebels have to resort to cunning and trickery, the game simply "switches jerseys:" your rebel allies that were dying in two shots a mission ago can now heal back a burst from a rifle, while your power armored-allies now go down like mooks.

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** ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' made an additional point in this regard, discussing out [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot a major missed opportunity:]] when you switch sides, nothing changes about your squadmates' stats. Instead of trying to make a point about the invincibility of the former protagonists and how the severely outgunned rebels have to resort to cunning and trickery, the game simply "switches jerseys:" your new rebel allies that were dying in two shots a mission ago can now heal back a burst from a rifle, while your power armored-allies power-armored former allies now go down like mooks.
11th Apr '16 12:20:28 PM MrKingXemnas
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSwanPrincess'' attempted to deconstruct some Disney Princess movie tropes [[OlderThanTheyThink long before ''Shrek'' did]], such as having its princess point out to the prince that she arranged to get married doesn't have much reason to love her aside from her beauty, but this is brushed aside and they both get married at the end in spite of not having all that much relationship-building throughout the film. Also, they genuinely did not like each other at all during their childhood and adolescence and the princess had a spunky, proactive personality, but that's rendered moot with the grown-up princess having a more generic personality.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSwanPrincess'' attempted to deconstruct some Disney Princess movie tropes [[OlderThanTheyThink long before ''Shrek'' did]], such as having its princess point out to the prince that she their arranged to get married marriage doesn't have much reason to love her aside from her beauty, but this is brushed aside and they both get married at the end in spite of not having all that much relationship-building throughout the film. Also, they genuinely did not like each other at all during their childhood and adolescence and the princess had a spunky, proactive personality, but that's rendered moot with the grown-up princess having a more generic personality.
11th Mar '16 4:15:03 PM BrendanRizzo
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* ''[[Fanfic/ImHereToHelp I'm Here to Help]]'' was one of the first fanfictions to deconstruct the idea of [[Franchise/SailorMoon Crystal Tokyo]] as a shining utopia. The fic also tries to have a level of ambiguity by never actually showing Neo-Queen Serenity (who is accused by the protagonist of performing planet-wide brainwashing and enslavement to create her kingdom), spending very little time in Crystal Toyko (thus giving virtually no evidence that any of the protagonist's claims are true), and implying that the protagonist is also insane. Most of the reviewers see the ending ([[spoiler:the protagonist destroying Crystal Tokyo by changing the timestream irreversibly]]) as an uplifting, hopeful one, but the ambiguous nature of the actual situation leaves open the possibility that [[spoiler:Crystal Tokyo ''was'' a genuinely good world and a villain destroyed it]]. Complicating matters is the author's note at the end, which teased the possibility of a sequel story ([[WhatCouldHaveBeen never actually happened]]) "to explain what really happened", implying that the events of the fic were ''not'' meant to be taken at face value necessarily.

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* ''[[Fanfic/ImHereToHelp I'm Here to Help]]'' was one of the first fanfictions to deconstruct the idea of [[Franchise/SailorMoon Crystal Tokyo]] as a shining utopia. The fic also tries to have a level of ambiguity by never actually showing Neo-Queen Serenity (who is accused by the protagonist of performing planet-wide brainwashing and enslavement to create her kingdom), spending very little time in Crystal Toyko Tokyo (thus giving virtually no evidence that any of the protagonist's claims are true), and implying that the protagonist is also insane. Most of the reviewers see the ending ([[spoiler:the protagonist destroying Crystal Tokyo by changing the timestream irreversibly]]) as an uplifting, hopeful one, but the ambiguous nature of the actual situation leaves open the possibility that [[spoiler:Crystal Tokyo ''was'' a genuinely good world and a villain destroyed it]]. Complicating matters is the author's note at the end, which teased the possibility of a sequel story ([[WhatCouldHaveBeen never actually happened]]) "to explain what really happened", implying that the events of the fic were ''not'' meant to be taken at face value necessarily.
9th Mar '16 6:56:45 AM matruz
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* ''Webcomic/GirlsWithSlingshots'' does this with the main character, Hazel, she started as the UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist, who always makes poor decisions but manages to pull through thanks to her dream boyfriend, friends and family to run damage control on her, however near the end this started to take a toll on her relationships which culminated with Zach breaking up with her and other setbacks; but in the ending it again plays the trope straight as out of nowhere she gets a book deal and although at the very end she makes the determination of becoming a better person, we don't actually get to see it.
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31st Jan '16 1:07:41 PM comicwriter
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* ''Film/StreetFighterTheLegendOfChunLi'' attempted to be a more realistic and edgy take on the ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' series by downplaying the {{Camp}} and mysticism, while supposedly showing a more brutal true to life depiction of violence. This is undercut immensely by still giving Chun-Li the ability to use KiAttacks, or a major plot point involving Bison transferring part of his soul into his child.

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* ''Film/StreetFighterTheLegendOfChunLi'' attempted to be a more realistic and edgy take on the ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' series by downplaying the {{Camp}} and mysticism, while supposedly showing a more brutal and true to life depiction of violence. This is undercut immensely by still giving Chun-Li the ability to use KiAttacks, or a major plot point involving Bison transferring part of his soul into his child.
31st Jan '16 1:07:09 PM comicwriter
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* ''Film/StreetFighterTheLegendOfChunLi'' attempted to be a more realistic and edgy take on the ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' series by downplaying the {{Camp}} and mysticism, while supposedly showing a more brutal true to life depiction of violence. This is undercut immensely by still giving Chun-Li the ability to use KiAttacks, or a major plot point involving Bison transferring part of his soul into his child.
11th Jan '16 7:39:40 AM Furienna
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* Michelle Tanner of ''Series/FullHouse'' could be interpreted as a deconstruction of the BrattyHalfPint and KarmaHoudini. The reason that she acts like a spoiled brat all the time is because she is never punished for it, and the reason that she is never punished for it is because her mother died when she was a baby, meaning that her father does not want to ever discipline her, because that would require him to admit that she is old enough to know the difference between right and wrong, and therefore that her mother is dead. But this is unintentional, as the real reason is because Michelle is a CreatorsPet, so this is a coincidence.
8th Jan '16 9:06:31 PM ZeldaQueen64
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* ''[[Fanfic/ImHereToHelp I'm Here to Help]]'' was one of the first fanfictions to deconstruct the idea of [[Franchise/SailorMoon Crystal Tokyo]] as a shining utopia. The fic also tries to have a level of ambiguity by never actually showing Neo-Queen Serenity (who is accused by the protagonist of performing planet-wide brainwashing and enslavement to create her kingdom), spending very little time in Crystal Toyko (thus giving virtually no evidence that any of the protagonist's claims are true), and implying that the protagonist is also insane. Most of the reviewers see the ending ([[spoiler:the protagonist destroying Crystal Tokyo by changing the timestream irreversibly]]) as an uplifting, hopeful one, but the ambiguous nature of the actual situation leaves open the possibility that [[spoiler:Crystal Tokyo ''was'' a genuinely good world and a villain destroyed it]]. Complicating matters is the author's note at the end, which teased the possibility of a sequel story ([[WhatCouldHaveBeen never actually happened]]) "to explain what really happened", implying that the events of the fic were ''not'' meant to be taken at face value necessarily.
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