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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.
3rd Jan '16 12:54:13 PM MathsAngelicVersion
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* ''WesternAnimation/MickeysOnceUponAChristmas'': The short "A Very Goofy Christmas" tries to deconstruct the idea of parents telling children about Santa Claus. Pete tells Max that Santa isn't real. Max examines the facts and ends up concluding that Pete probably is right. Goofy and Max eventually lose their faith in Santa Claus, but they think it's okay that Santa isn't real - they still have each other. The deconstruction doesn't go all the way when [[YesVirginia it turns out that Santa is real after all]].
20th Dec '15 7:21:31 PM BlackHumor
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* ''MangaRoseOfVersailles'' deconstructs many popular cliches of the French Revolution and even the Shojo and romance genre. For starters rather than overwhelming armies of the French monarchy, peasants are shown being massacred during the violence and riots of the revolution. Furthermore even in cases where the rebels have been able to defeat French forces on their own, they were armed with musket rifles, explosives, and other gunpowder weaponry-the very same tools that the military of the French nobility were using-rather than charging towards them in a brutal melee with farming tools and other improvised weapons. Also the leaders of the Revolution were from the aristocracy and even when the citizenry took the initiative on their own to fight the corruption of the monarch, they consisted mostly of the middle class (many whom were literate and even educated with degrees including high paying professions such as doctor and lawyer), with the lower class participants coming from a military or police background. In the end elements of the French army and scholarly class were shown as being essential in order to defeat the monarchy's army and reform the government. These are just a few and this is not counting in showing the consequences of court rumors, adulterous relationships, cross-dressing, and other tropes common in Shojo and romance stories. However the author Ikeda was primarily basing the story's events, setting, and artistic direction on a biography on Marie Antoinette and other historical sources and was a fan of European culture so this is an example of defictionalized deconstruction.
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* ''MangaRoseOfVersailles'' ''Manga/RoseOfVersailles'' deconstructs many popular cliches of the French Revolution and even the Shojo and romance genre. For starters rather than overwhelming armies of the French monarchy, peasants are shown being massacred during the violence and riots of the revolution. Furthermore even in cases where the rebels have been able to defeat French forces on their own, they were armed with musket rifles, explosives, and other gunpowder weaponry-the very same tools that the military of the French nobility were using-rather than charging towards them in a brutal melee with farming tools and other improvised weapons. Also the leaders of the Revolution were from the aristocracy and even when the citizenry took the initiative on their own to fight the corruption of the monarch, they consisted mostly of the middle class (many whom were literate and even educated with degrees including high paying professions such as doctor and lawyer), with the lower class participants coming from a military or police background. In the end elements of the French army and scholarly class were shown as being essential in order to defeat the monarchy's army and reform the government. These are just a few and this is not counting in showing the consequences of court rumors, adulterous relationships, cross-dressing, and other tropes common in Shojo and romance stories. However the author Ikeda was primarily basing the story's events, setting, and artistic direction on a biography on Marie Antoinette and other historical sources and was a fan of European culture so this is an example of defictionalized deconstruction.
19th Dec '15 3:35:08 PM jormis29
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** 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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** ZeroPunctuation ''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.
29th Nov '15 7:01:47 AM Prfnoff
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* ''MedakaBox'': The series was meant to examine many of the tropes which defined Shonen manga, with its eponymous protagonist representing many of the ideal Shonen Hero traits. On one hand the series tried pointing out the kind of personality that would actually result in being designed for that role: for instance Medaka is so utterly devoted to heroism that she doesn't seem to be able to relate to people. On the other hand, Medaka's methods are rarely shown to be wrong in the narrative itself.
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* ''MedakaBox'': ''Manga/MedakaBox'': The series was meant to examine many of the tropes which defined Shonen manga, with its eponymous protagonist representing many of the ideal Shonen Hero traits. On one hand the series tried pointing out the kind of personality that would actually result in being designed for that role: for instance Medaka is so utterly devoted to heroism that she doesn't seem to be able to relate to people. On the other hand, Medaka's methods are rarely shown to be wrong in the narrative itself.
27th Nov '15 2:23:01 AM erforce
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* ''FarCry3'' attempts to show the slow devolution of a protagonist into madness. On the other hand, he never seems too crazy and this is the only way to rescue his friends.
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* ''FarCry3'' ''VideoGame/FarCry3'' attempts to show the slow devolution of a protagonist into madness. On the other hand, he never seems too crazy and this is the only way to rescue his friends.
22nd Nov '15 5:51:02 AM Psi001
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[[folder:Western Animation]] * ''WesternAnimation/TheDreamstone'' comes off as such due to the Urpney scenes, which mock the SeriousBusiness formula of 80s/90s cartoons and put excess SympatheticPOV on what the Urpneys suffer from being TrappedInVillainy over a futile goal. The heroes themselves however play the formula totally and utterly straight and are always treated as in the right against the Urpneys, making it more a standard DesignatedHero vs DesignatedVillain situation. Later episodes try to tweak the plot to find a middle ground. [[/folder]]
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