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15th Jul '16 4:25:44 PM Discar
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* ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'' takes every aspect of GothicHorror that's considered old hat nowadays and makes it scary again, in large part by making sure NotUsingTheZedWord is in full effect so there's no immediate familiarity to latch onto. The Beast Disease turns lycanthropy into an infectious disease that transforms people into feral creatures in a way that's permanent, disfiguring and [[PainfulTransformation excruciatingly painful]], and it's spreading across the city of Yharnam on a grand scale. Consumption of blood is so commonplace, that vampirism is the norm. Mobs of villagers wielding TorchesAndPitchforks serve as the typical {{Mook}}, and they're completely unaware that [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie they are the monsters they're hunting]]. [[spoiler:And at the heart of it all are the Great Ones, who in turn reconstruct the Lovecraftian CosmicHorrorStory by being {{Outside Context Villain}}s who seemingly come out of nowhere and have motives and abilities that are just so alien, they cannot even ''begin'' to be understood by a sane mind.]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'' takes every aspect of GothicHorror that's considered old hat nowadays and makes it scary again, in large part by making sure NotUsingTheZedWord is in full effect so there's no immediate familiarity to latch onto. The Beast Disease turns lycanthropy into an infectious disease that transforms people into feral creatures in a way that's permanent, disfiguring and [[PainfulTransformation excruciatingly painful]], and it's spreading across the city of Yharnam on a grand scale. Consumption of blood is so commonplace, that vampirism is the norm. Mobs of villagers wielding TorchesAndPitchforks serve as the typical {{Mook}}, and they're completely unaware that [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie they are the monsters they're hunting]]. [[spoiler:And at the heart of it all are the Great Ones, who in turn reconstruct the Lovecraftian CosmicHorrorStory by being {{Outside Context Villain}}s Problem}}s who seemingly come out of nowhere and have motives and abilities that are just so alien, they cannot even ''begin'' to be understood by a sane mind.]]
4th Jul '16 9:30:03 AM Morgenthaler
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** ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'': {{Troperiffic}} as all get out and played most of the Franchise/StarWars tropes straight. ''[[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords KOTOR II: The Sith Lords]]'' was an UpToEleven DeconstructorFleet as everyone from no-name [=NPCs=] to the ObiWan were ripping a new one into everything from the ExpandedUniverse to George Lucas's moral compass with a zeal not seen since Creator/DavidBrin, noting among other things that there's clearly inherently something wrong about ''everybody's'' assumptions if the Sith philosophy can be so diametrically opposed to the Jedi philosophy and yet the resulting Space Magic still works just as well. ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic''? Acknowledges the arguments made in the second game, runs with GrayAndGrayMorality (You ''can'' be a light-sided Darth or a KnightTemplar Jedi and get away with it!), but still points out that the Sith side is not the one you want to be on (the Republic may have issues with corruption, but the Sith Empire has corruption that's just as extensive, and their Emperor is an OmnicidalManiac).

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** ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'': {{Troperiffic}} as all get out and played most of the Franchise/StarWars tropes straight. ''[[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords KOTOR II: The Sith Lords]]'' was an UpToEleven DeconstructorFleet as everyone from no-name [=NPCs=] to the ObiWan mentor were ripping a new one into everything from the ExpandedUniverse to George Lucas's moral compass with a zeal not seen since Creator/DavidBrin, noting among other things that there's clearly inherently something wrong about ''everybody's'' assumptions if the Sith philosophy can be so diametrically opposed to the Jedi philosophy and yet the resulting Space Magic still works just as well. ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic''? Acknowledges the arguments made in the second game, runs with GrayAndGrayMorality (You ''can'' be a light-sided Darth or a KnightTemplar Jedi and get away with it!), but still points out that the Sith side is not the one you want to be on (the Republic may have issues with corruption, but the Sith Empire has corruption that's just as extensive, and their Emperor is an OmnicidalManiac).
1st Jul '16 7:35:21 AM MaulMachine
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*** And that character, in turn, Reconstructs just how much a person would have to survive in order to become a MemeticBadass.
22nd Jun '16 7:23:27 PM nombretomado
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* TigerAndBunny is a curious case: it's a reconstruction of American Superhero Comic Books done as a Japanese animated show! In-universe, despite seemingly being sellouts, the heroes keep their moral ground even when an AntiHero and a SmugSnake mock them for it.

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* TigerAndBunny ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' is a curious case: it's a reconstruction of American Superhero Comic Books done as a Japanese animated show! In-universe, despite seemingly being sellouts, the heroes keep their moral ground even when an AntiHero and a SmugSnake mock them for it.
7th Jun '16 2:38:32 PM DVB
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** Also, Genre: Heroes don't kill because of UsefulNotes/TheComicsCode. Decon: Superheroes kill, and those who don't wind up getting beaten by the villain. Recon: Superheroes don't kill because they are not police or military and therefore don't have the legal authority to kill, or they do kill but only when there is absolutely no other option.

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** Also, Genre: Heroes don't kill because of UsefulNotes/TheComicsCode. Decon: Superheroes kill, and those who don't wind up getting beaten by the villain. Recon: Superheroes don't kill because they are not [[MilitarySuperhero (usually) police or military military]] and therefore don't have the legal authority to kill, or they do kill but only when there is absolutely no other option.
7th Jun '16 2:31:28 PM DVB
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* SolarPunk also serves as a positive alternate to the dark and gringy CyberPunk.



** His reasons for doing so are also explored. In Episode 8, he explains how he does all of this 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.

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** 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.
5th Jun '16 9:17:47 AM gfrequency
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** The series also reconstructs [[CantArgueWithElves Can't Argue with]] [[SpaceElves (Space)]] [[CantArgueWithElves Elves]] and associated tropes like OurElvesAreBetter and ProudScholarRaceGuy through the Asari. At first, the Asari were basically portrayed as your Space Elf Classic, but as the player meets more and more of them, then sees how they can be foolish, corrupt, greedy, cruel, or cowardly, it seems like the trope is deconstructed. Then as the Asari cities and lives are revealed, it becomes pretty clear that Asari worlds are incredibly beautiful, and they do possesses superior technology, science, and a very progressive society along with their "magic," in the form of biotics. The third game reveals that the Asari [[spoiler: were uplifted by an earlier star-faring culture who genetically engineered them and then bestowed vast technologies on them, until the Asari remember them as "gods."]] However, [[spoiler: Javik]] reveals the Asari were chosen for this role [[spoiler: by the Protheans]] above the other sapient species of the era because they seemed intelligent, wise, reasonable, and promising. There's even a subtext that their status as a mono-gendered species of [[GreenSpaceBabe Blue Space Babes]] is part of the reason they avoided many of the wars and divisiveness of other species' early history, which has some UnfortunateImplications.

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** The series also reconstructs [[CantArgueWithElves Can't Argue with]] [[SpaceElves (Space)]] [[CantArgueWithElves Elves]] and associated tropes like OurElvesAreBetter and ProudScholarRaceGuy through the Asari. At first, the Asari were basically portrayed as your Space Elf Classic, but as the player meets more and more of them, then sees how they can be foolish, corrupt, greedy, cruel, or cowardly, it seems like the trope is deconstructed. Then as the Asari cities and lives are revealed, it becomes pretty clear that Asari worlds are incredibly beautiful, and they do possesses superior technology, science, and a very progressive society along with their "magic," in the form of biotics. The third game reveals that the Asari [[spoiler: were uplifted by an earlier star-faring culture who genetically engineered them and then bestowed vast technologies on them, until the Asari remember them as "gods."]] However, [[spoiler: Javik]] reveals the Asari were chosen for this role [[spoiler: by the Protheans]] above the other sapient species of the era because they seemed intelligent, wise, reasonable, and promising. There's even a subtext that their status as a mono-gendered species of [[GreenSpaceBabe Blue Space Babes]] is part of the reason they avoided many of the wars and divisiveness of other species' early history, which has some UnfortunateImplications. (However, it is entirely possible that Javik, being a pragmatic JerkAss, is just telling Liara what she needs to hear. We never find out.)
26th May '16 5:08:16 PM Blazer
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* Inevitably, this trope will be in effect post-''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'', thanks to the multitudes of drastic changes to the classic DCComics mythos (such as ComicBook/LoisLane being PutOnABus in favor of ComicBook/WonderWoman, and {{Superman}}'s costume change as an example in one franchise).

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* Inevitably, this trope will be in effect post-''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'', thanks to the multitudes of drastic changes to the classic DCComics mythos (such as ComicBook/LoisLane being PutOnABus in favor of ComicBook/WonderWoman, and {{Superman}}'s costume change as an example in one franchise). Ultimately proven with ''ComicBook/DCRebirth'', starting with ''DC Universe: Rebirth'' #1 is a reconstruction of the idea of the LegacyCharacter, showing that without these people on both ends of the spectrum, you end up with a universe that just feels a lot empty. It also reconstructs the idea of a HopeBringer, showing that you can plunge the world into darkness, but someone will show up to light the way.



* ''ComicBook/DCRebirth'', starting with ''DC Universe: Rebirth'' #1 is a reconstruction of the idea of the LegacyCharacter, showing that without these people on both ends of the spectrum, you end up with a universe that just feels a lot empty. It also reconstructs the idea of a HopeBringer, showing that you can plunge the world into darkness, but someone will show up to light the way.
26th May '16 5:05:59 PM Blazer
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* ''ComicBook/DCRebirth'', starting with ''DC Universe: Rebirth'' #1 is a reconstruction of the idea of the LegacyCharacter, showing that without these people on both ends of the spectrum, you end up with a universe that just feels a lot empty. It also reconstructs the idea of a HopeBringer, showing that you can plunge the world into darkness, but someone will show up to light the way.
4th May '16 4:55:40 PM nombretomado
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* ''Fanfic/HeroesForEarth'' is a DarkerAndGrittier reboot of [[CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers Captain Planet]], set in the not too distant future. It takes the concept of how hard it would be to be chosen by a mysterious godlike entity and have the power of the elements, and be tasked with stopping those who are constantly endangering the Earth through their carelessness or greed. However, the heroes are all three dimensional characters, who remain hopeful once given a chance at changing the world's fate, and bring hope to the world, and bring about a better era.

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* ''Fanfic/HeroesForEarth'' is a DarkerAndGrittier reboot of [[CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers Captain Planet]], ''WesternAnimation/{{Captain Planet|AndThePlaneteers}}'', set in the not too distant future. It takes the concept of how hard it would be to be chosen by a mysterious godlike entity and have the power of the elements, and be tasked with stopping those who are constantly endangering the Earth through their carelessness or greed. However, the heroes are all three dimensional characters, who remain hopeful once given a chance at changing the world's fate, and bring hope to the world, and bring about a better era.
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