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1st Apr '17 6:31:46 PM Dere
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** ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'' was SEGA's attempt at reconstructing the lighthearted feel of the classic ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' era, coming right after the two [[VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog darkest]] [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 games]]. The ''VideoGame/SonicColors'' and ''VideoGame/SonicBoom'' took it UpToEleven.

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** ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'' was SEGA's attempt at reconstructing the lighthearted feel of the classic ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' era, coming right after the two [[VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog darkest]] [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 games]]. The Then ''VideoGame/SonicColors'' and ''VideoGame/SonicBoom'' took it UpToEleven.
1st Apr '17 6:31:20 PM Dere
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* ''VideoGame/SonicColors'' is SEGA's attempt at reconstructing the light-hearted feel of the classic ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' era, having decided the series had gotten ''way'' too serious as of lately. General consensus is that they succeeded. [[SurprisinglyImprovedSequel Spectacularly so]].
** Before ''Colors'', there was ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed''. While having a somewhat more serious tone than Colors, Unleashed was nowhere near as dark as any of the main post Genesis games barring ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'', which, in stark contrast to the ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' games, was pretty lighthearted itself. Coming before two of the [[VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog darkest]] [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 games]] in the series and being far more cartoony in general only made the change even more noticeable.

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* ''VideoGame/SonicColors'' is ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'':
** ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'' was
SEGA's attempt at reconstructing the light-hearted lighthearted feel of the classic ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' era, having decided coming right after the series had gotten ''way'' too serious as of lately. General consensus is that they succeeded. [[SurprisinglyImprovedSequel Spectacularly so]].
** Before ''Colors'', there was ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed''. While having a somewhat more serious tone than Colors, Unleashed was nowhere near as dark as any of the main post Genesis games barring ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'', which, in stark contrast to the ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' games, was pretty lighthearted itself. Coming before
two of the [[VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog darkest]] [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 games]] in games]]. The ''VideoGame/SonicColors'' and ''VideoGame/SonicBoom'' took it UpToEleven.
** ''VideoGame/SonicForces'' seem to be trying to do the same on the opposite end of the spectrum, bringing back a more dark and serious tone after
the series and being far more stuck to the cartoony in general only made the change even more noticeable.and lighthearted tone of Unleashed for nearly a decade.
24th Mar '17 11:03:48 PM RustyBill
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24th Mar '17 10:56:45 PM HuntingHighandLow
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WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw does this for BornUnlucky, by making the title character a CrazyPrepared ActionSurvivor who treats his curse of bad luck as a mere inconvenience and does his best to live a life in spite of it. On a more meta level it reconstructs CelebrityToons by having [[Music/WeirdAlYankovic one of the more self-aware celebrities out there]] as a star, and very distinctly separating the character from his voice actor.

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WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw *WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw does this for BornUnlucky, by making the title character a CrazyPrepared ActionSurvivor who treats his curse of bad luck as a mere inconvenience and does his best to live a life in spite of it. On a more meta level it reconstructs CelebrityToons by having [[Music/WeirdAlYankovic one of the more self-aware celebrities out there]] as a star, and very distinctly separating the character from his voice actor.
24th Mar '17 10:55:41 PM HuntingHighandLow
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WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw does this for BornUnlucky, by making the title character a CrazyPrepared ActionSurvivor who treats his curse of bad luck as a mere inconvenience and does his best to live a life in spite of it. On a more meta level it reconstructs CelebrityToons by having [[Music/WeirdAlYankovic one of the more self-aware celebrities out there]] as a star, and very distinctly separating the character from his voice actor.
22nd Mar '17 6:20:23 AM TheMightyHeptagon
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* The ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' series is well-known for its dense original lore and its [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters huge cast of original characters]], but it's also one of the most successful Reconstructions of the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon ever attempted. It came out in 2002, when Disney was in the middle of a major slump following the end of the Disney Renaissance of the previous decade, and struggling to sell their signature brand of colorful, optimistic, family-friendly entertainment to a new generation of children growing up in the shadow of 9/11. Like the best Reconstructions, it manages to tap into what made Disney films so beloved in their heyday while also accepting many of the criticisms of them--namely, that they'd become [[TastesLikeDiabetes too cute and innocent for their own good]], and that characters like WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse and WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck had become glorified corporate mascots with no personality. The result is a massive CrisisCrossover wherein a huge array of classic Disney characters join forces for a massive battle between Good and Evil that takes quite a few cues from classic fantasy; among other things, Mickey is reimagined as a benevolent [[TheGoodKing Good King]] who protects the {{Multiverse}} from the forces of Darkness with the help of his royal court, and the Franchise/{{Disney Princess}}es are reimagined as a coterie of angelic figures who act as the embodiments of Light and Love. The saga certainly has [[DarkerAndEdgier more violence and horror than your average Disney movie]], but it's also a celebration of the wonder and innocence of childhood, starring a wide-eyed KidHero who always triumphs over evil through the PowerOfFriendship.
8th Mar '17 10:11:51 AM MyFinalEdits
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* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' is a reconstruction of the entire history of mecha, starting with TheSeventies era of SuperRobot anime with Kamina as the voice of the seventies, then came Nia and TheEighties "''RealRobot''" style storyline of TheEmpire vs the Rebels and TheNineties with the whole Evangelion deconstruction type era with Rossiu leading the way. TTGL is a trip through the Mecha Genre.
** Kamina is a Reconstruction of the HotBlooded {{All Loving|Hero}} IdiotHero stereotype. It's made clear that he only acts this way because he's just as afraid as everyone else, but needs to put on a [[StepfordSmiler brave face]] to inspire the others. Also, characters pretty much always point out exactly how suicidally stupid his actions are and how they'll get him killed, [[spoiler:which they eventually do in Episode 8, though ironically this was a result of a plan rather than just winging it]]. However, the Reconstruction comes in that, A) he lives in a universe where RuleOfCool and [[RatedMForManly excessive manliness]] [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve actually translates into tangible power]], and B) the degree to which he inspires the other protagonists, [[spoiler:even years after his death]], cannot be overstated.
** His reasons for doing so are also explored. In Episode 8, he explains how he does all of this not just for the love of the fight, but to ensure a better future for the next generation. Furthermore, he also places a good deal of faith in others, best represented how his belief in Simon brought out the unfanthomable amount of potential he had. Where no one else believed in him, not even himself, Kamina believed in Simon and Simon could believe in that, which helped him learn to believe in himself.
* ''Anime/KillLaKill'', made by practically the exact same people who made ''Gurren Lagann'', serves as a counter-argument to shows like ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', which Deconstruct the MagicalGirl genre. Not only is it a Reconstruction of the incredible power of hope, [[PowerOfFriendship friendship]], family, [[PowerOfLove love]], acceptance, and the very idea of OrderVersusChaos with Ryuko's rivalry against Satsuki (and later [[spoiler:their combined rivalry against Ragyo]]), but it is also a Reconstruction of the very idea of {{Fanservice}} itself. It takes the ridiculously skimpy outfits most Magical Girls wear and gives a justified reason for it: [[spoiler:The less a Kamui comes in contact with its wearer's skin, the less likely it is to overwhelm them, thereby feeding the wearer ''its'' power instead of vice-versa, the way all other Life Fibers do.]] Not stopping there, the show also Reconstructs the absolute sense of feeling shame by watching something that has nudity in it. As Satsuki explains in episode three, nudity is nothing to be ashamed of as long it serves a purpose, and that to feel embarrassment from it proves nothing but a lack of conviction, which the entire rest of the show goes out of its way to justify.

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* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'':
** The series
is a reconstruction of the entire history of mecha, starting with TheSeventies era of SuperRobot anime with Kamina as the voice of the seventies, then came Nia and TheEighties "''RealRobot''" style storyline of TheEmpire vs the Rebels and TheNineties with the whole Evangelion deconstruction type era with Rossiu leading the way. TTGL is a trip through the Mecha Genre.
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** Kamina is a Reconstruction of the HotBlooded {{All Loving|Hero}} IdiotHero stereotype. It's made clear that he only acts this way because he's just as afraid as everyone else, but needs to put on a [[StepfordSmiler brave face]] to inspire the others. Also, characters pretty much always point out exactly how suicidally stupid his actions are and how they'll get him killed, [[spoiler:which they eventually do in Episode 8, though ironically this was a result of a plan rather than just winging it]]. However, the Reconstruction comes in that, A) he lives in a universe where RuleOfCool and [[RatedMForManly excessive manliness]] [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve actually translates into tangible power]], and B) the degree to which he inspires the other protagonists, [[spoiler:even years after his death]], cannot be overstated. \n** His reasons for doing so are also explored. In Episode 8, he explains how he does all of this not just for the love of the fight, but to ensure a better future for the next generation. Furthermore, he also places a good deal of faith in others, best represented how his belief in Simon brought out the unfanthomable amount of potential he had. Where no one else believed in him, not even himself, Kamina believed in Simon and Simon could believe in that, which helped him learn to believe in himself.
* ''Anime/KillLaKill'', made by practically the exact same people who made ''Gurren Lagann'', ''Anime/KillLaKill'' serves as a counter-argument to shows like ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', which Deconstruct the MagicalGirl genre. Not only is it a Reconstruction of the incredible power of hope, [[PowerOfFriendship friendship]], family, [[PowerOfLove love]], acceptance, and the very idea of OrderVersusChaos with Ryuko's rivalry against Satsuki (and later [[spoiler:their combined rivalry against Ragyo]]), but it is also a Reconstruction of the very idea of {{Fanservice}} itself. It takes the ridiculously skimpy outfits most Magical Girls wear and gives a justified reason for it: [[spoiler:The less a Kamui comes in contact with its wearer's skin, the less likely it is to overwhelm them, thereby feeding the wearer ''its'' power instead of vice-versa, the way all other Life Fibers do.]] Not stopping there, the show also Reconstructs the absolute sense of feeling shame by watching something that has nudity in it. As Satsuki explains in episode three, nudity is nothing to be ashamed of as long it serves a purpose, and that to feel embarrassment from it proves nothing but a lack of conviction, which the entire rest of the show goes out of its way to justify.



* ''[[Film/RogueOne Rogure One: A Star Wars Story]]'' reconstructs Darth Vader and reverses much of the damage done by the prequel trilogy. In the original films, Vader was depicted as an extremely powerful and dangerous, but ultimately beatable antagonist, but after decades of parodies, references and a very ill-handled StartOfDarkness, he lost much of his mystique and aura of threat. However, ''Rogue One'' depicts him as a borderline HumanoidAbomination, a vast, unknowable force of pure death which even his nominal allies are visibly frightened of.
** It also Reconstructs PsychicStrangle. Director Krennic's look of visible terror as Vader chokes him shows just how horrifying an attack like that, which he can barely comprehend and couldn't possibly fight against, would be.

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* ''[[Film/RogueOne Rogure One: A Star Wars Story]]'' Story]]'':
** The movie
reconstructs Darth Vader and reverses much of the damage done by infamy he got at the end of the prequel trilogy. In the original films, Vader was depicted as an extremely powerful and dangerous, but ultimately beatable antagonist, but after decades of parodies, references and a very ill-handled StartOfDarkness, he lost much of his mystique and aura of threat. However, ''Rogue One'' depicts him as a borderline HumanoidAbomination, a vast, unknowable force of pure death which even his nominal allies are visibly frightened of.
** It also Reconstructs PsychicStrangle. Director Krennic's look of visible terror as Vader chokes him shows just how horrifying an attack like that, which he can barely comprehend and couldn't possibly fight against, would be.



** As a whole, "Överenskommelser" is pretty much a GenreDeconstruction of the RomanceNovel. Many of the old clichés are there, but we get good reasons as to ''why'' these clichés would happen. Why exactly is it so hard for Beatrice and Seth to admit their feelings for each other? Well, Beatrice is too afraid to tell Seth the truth about her awful situation because her EvilUncle has threatened her and her friends. And as for Seth, he is too afraid to take chances because Lily Tremaine had dumped him and broken his heart in the past. And we also have Beatrice's uncle and cousin, who will do anything to destroy their happiness. So it becomes very hard for them to untangle all the misunderstandings. And we also see the consequences of this, when Beatrice in particular has to suffer from it. But it becomes a Reconstruction in the end, when Beatrice and Seth can work things out and have a HappyEnding.

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** As a whole, "Överenskommelser" is pretty much a GenreDeconstruction of the RomanceNovel. Many of the old clichés are there, but we get good reasons as to ''why'' these clichés would happen. Why exactly is it so hard for Beatrice and Seth to admit their feelings for each other? Well, Beatrice is too afraid to tell Seth the truth about her awful situation because her EvilUncle has threatened her and her friends. And as for Seth, he is too afraid to take chances because Lily Tremaine had dumped him and broken his heart in the past. And we also have Beatrice's uncle and cousin, who will do anything to destroy their happiness. So it becomes very hard for them to untangle all the misunderstandings. And we also see the consequences of this, when Beatrice in particular has to suffer from it. But it becomes a Reconstruction in the end, when Beatrice and Seth can work things out and have a HappyEnding.



* In a bizarre example of this, the TV movie of HarrisonBergeron pretty much reconstructs the viewpoint that the original story was parodying, which would be a case of CompletelyMissingThePoint were it not done so well.

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* In a bizarre example of this, the TV movie of HarrisonBergeron pretty much reconstructs the viewpoint that the original story was parodying, which would be a case of CompletelyMissingThePoint were it not done so well.



* ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'' pretty much deconstructs every single Western genre trope, then reconstructs every single one throughout the game into a massive MomentOfAwesome by the end.

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* ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'' pretty much deconstructs every single Western genre trope, then reconstructs every single one throughout the game into a massive MomentOfAwesome by the end.



* This is most apparent in the second episode of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', which is spent picking up the pieces left by the [[DeconstructiveParody parodic]] [[GenreDeconstruction genre]] {{deconstruction}} that the first episode dedicated itself to.

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* This is most apparent in the second episode of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', which ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** The series
is spent picking up the pieces left by the [[DeconstructiveParody parodic]] [[GenreDeconstruction genre]] {{deconstruction}} that the first episode dedicated itself to.
8th Mar '17 9:45:33 AM RobTan
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* ''Film/RogueOneAStarWarsStory'' reconstructs Darth Vader and reverses much of the damage done by the prequel trilogy. In the original films, Vader was depicted as an extremely powerful and dangerous, but ultimately beatable antagonist, but after decades of parodies, references and a very ill-handled StartOfDarkness, he lost much of his mystique and aura of threat. However, ''Rogue One'' depicts him as a borderline HumanoidAbomination, a vast, unknowable force of pure death which even his nominal allies are visibly frightened of.

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* ''Film/RogueOneAStarWarsStory'' ''[[Film/RogueOne Rogure One: A Star Wars Story]]'' reconstructs Darth Vader and reverses much of the damage done by the prequel trilogy. In the original films, Vader was depicted as an extremely powerful and dangerous, but ultimately beatable antagonist, but after decades of parodies, references and a very ill-handled StartOfDarkness, he lost much of his mystique and aura of threat. However, ''Rogue One'' depicts him as a borderline HumanoidAbomination, a vast, unknowable force of pure death which even his nominal allies are visibly frightened of.
8th Mar '17 7:56:46 AM RobTan
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* ''Film/RogueOneAStarWarsStory'' reconstructs Darth Vader and reverses much of the damage done by the prequel trilogy. In the original films, Vader was depicted as an extremely powerful and dangerous, but ultimately beatable antagonist, but after decades of parodies, references and a very ill-handled StartOfDarkness, he lost much of his mystique and aura of threat. However, ''Rogue One'' depicts him as a borderline HumanoidAbomination, a vast, unknowable force of pure death which even his nominal allies are visibly frightened of.
** It also Reconstructs PsychicStrangle. Director Krennic's look of visible terror as Vader chokes him shows just how horrifying an attack like that, which he can barely comprehend and couldn't possibly fight against, would be.
4th Mar '17 8:31:48 AM proxim752
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* ''Anime/KillLaKill'', made by practically the exact same people who made ''Gurren Lagann'', serves as an enormous counter-argument to shows like ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', which do nothing but Deconstruct the entire MagicalGirl genre to such a point that people begin wondering why they even liked the original shows in the first place. Not only is it a Reconstruction of the incredible power of hope, [[PowerOfFriendship friendship]], family, [[PowerOfLove love]], acceptance, and the very idea of OrderVersusChaos with Ryuko's rivalry against Satsuki (and later [[spoiler:their combined rivalry against Ragyo]]), but it is also a Reconstruction of the very idea of {{Fanservice}} itself. It takes the ridiculously skimpy outfits most Magical Girls wear and gives a justified reason for it: [[spoiler:The less a Kamui comes in contact with its wearer's skin, the less likely it is to overwhelm them, thereby feeding the wearer ''its'' power instead of vice-versa, the way all other Life Fibers do.]] Not stopping there, the show also Reconstructs the absolute sense of feeling shame by watching something that has nudity in it. As Satsuki explains in episode three, nudity is nothing to be ashamed of as long it serves a purpose, and that to feel embarrassment from it proves nothing but a lack of conviction, which the entire rest of the show goes out of its way to justify.

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* ''Anime/KillLaKill'', made by practically the exact same people who made ''Gurren Lagann'', serves as an enormous a counter-argument to shows like ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', which do nothing but Deconstruct the entire MagicalGirl genre to such a point that people begin wondering why they even liked the original shows in the first place.genre. Not only is it a Reconstruction of the incredible power of hope, [[PowerOfFriendship friendship]], family, [[PowerOfLove love]], acceptance, and the very idea of OrderVersusChaos with Ryuko's rivalry against Satsuki (and later [[spoiler:their combined rivalry against Ragyo]]), but it is also a Reconstruction of the very idea of {{Fanservice}} itself. It takes the ridiculously skimpy outfits most Magical Girls wear and gives a justified reason for it: [[spoiler:The less a Kamui comes in contact with its wearer's skin, the less likely it is to overwhelm them, thereby feeding the wearer ''its'' power instead of vice-versa, the way all other Life Fibers do.]] Not stopping there, the show also Reconstructs the absolute sense of feeling shame by watching something that has nudity in it. As Satsuki explains in episode three, nudity is nothing to be ashamed of as long it serves a purpose, and that to feel embarrassment from it proves nothing but a lack of conviction, which the entire rest of the show goes out of its way to justify.
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