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17th May '18 6:47:08 PM DVB
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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 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 the one time he followed a set plan rather than improvising so that itself was played with]]. 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.

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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 always point out exactly how suicidally stupid his actions are and how they'll get him killed, [[spoiler:which they eventually do [[spoiler: however, when he actually does get killed in Episode 8, though ironically this it was the one time he followed they were following a set plan rather than improvising so that itself was played with]].plan, though an unexpected development forced Kamina to deviate from 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.
17th May '18 6:45:03 PM DVB
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* The PostCyberPunk genre is practically a perfect Reconstruction to CyberPunk's {{Deconstruction}} of technological advancement and its effect on society.
* SolarPunk also serves as a positive alternate to the dark and gringy CyberPunk.
* Remodernism essentially is a Reconstruction of what PostModernism challenged. The authors of the Remodernist manifesto called PostModernism "brainless destruction of convention" and argue for a new spirituality in art as opposed to the nature of PostModernism, which they describe as [[StrawNihilist nihilistic]]. Similarly, metamodernism acts as a middle-ground between Modernism and Post-Modernism that reexamines the latter while reviving ideas from the former.

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* The PostCyberPunk genre is practically a perfect Reconstruction to sometimes literal {{Reconstruction}} following CyberPunk's {{Deconstruction}} in regards to the futuristic visions of technological advancement high machinery and its effect on society.
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* SolarPunk also serves as a positive alternate is this to the dark and gringy CyberPunk.
CyberPunk, but on a much more conceptual level, goign further in showing how a sustainable future could look like while drawing worldly elements.
* Remodernism essentially is a Reconstruction of what PostModernism challenged. The authors of the Remodernist manifesto called PostModernism "brainless destruction of convention" and argue for a new spirituality in art as opposed to the nature of PostModernism, which they describe as [[StrawNihilist nihilistic]].
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Similarly, metamodernism acts as a middle-ground between Modernism and Post-Modernism that reexamines the latter while reviving ideas from the former.former. In a sense, it uses the ironic and insincere approaches found in Postmodernism to communicate genuine and serious matters. [[Website/Wisecrack]] explains here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dsECbVahBw
14th May '18 7:46:09 AM MasterFuzzy
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** ''Film/SpidermanHomecoming'' reconstructs Spiderman's interaction with New York, whereas in the comics often makes Spiderman a subject of disdain thanks to the Daily Bugle. Here Peter is a local superhero in a vibrant New York who's troubles come from wanting to becoming something more than just a local hero and attempt to stop a weapons deal only to find himself out of his depth and unintentionally being a Spider Menace.

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** ''Film/SpidermanHomecoming'' reconstructs Spiderman's interaction with New York, whereas in the comics often makes Spiderman a subject of disdain thanks to the Daily Bugle. Here Peter is a local superhero in a vibrant New York who's whose troubles come from wanting to becoming something more than just a local hero and attempt to stop a weapons deal only to find himself out of his depth and unintentionally being a Spider Menace.Menace. However, he still saves the day at the end, and is beginning to achieve fame once more.
14th May '18 7:09:28 AM NoNamesEver
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** ''Film/SpidermanHomecoming'' reconstructs Spiderman's interaction with New York, whereas in the comics often makes Spiderman a subject of disdain thanks to the Daily Bugle. Here Peter is a local superhero in a vibrant New York who's troubles come from wanting to becoming something more than just a local hero and attempt to stop a weapons deal only to find himself out of his depth and unintentionally being a Spider Menace.
20th Apr '18 8:01:36 PM lcrossmk8
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* ''Film/GoodbyeLenin'' reconstructs, of all things, Marxist Socialism. The film blatantly acknowledges the problems of socialism and the good things provided by the West but by the end of the film we see that the hopes and dreams of the East German people are not necessarily defeated.

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* ''Film/GoodbyeLenin'' reconstructs, of all things, Marxist Socialism. The film portrays it as a genuinely positive and idealistic view of the world that went wrong and blatantly acknowledges the problems of socialism and the good things provided by the West but by the end of the film we see that the hopes and dreams of the East German people are not necessarily defeated.
20th Apr '18 11:47:43 AM Greensword101
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** The kicker? [[spoiler: Robin's mom, Mary Grayson, instigated the plot as Slade's guardian angel to help both the man and her son heal.]] [[spoiler: [[RealityEnsues On the other hand, she is far from pleased with Slade's initial attempts, either and calls Slade out on it in the sequel.]]]]

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** The kicker? [[spoiler: Robin's mom, Mary Grayson, instigated the plot as Slade's guardian angel to help both the man and her son heal.]] [[spoiler: [[RealityEnsues On the other hand, she She is far from pleased with Slade's initial attempts, either though, and calls Slade out on it in the sequel.]]]]
14th Apr '18 8:47:07 PM Stormchaser23
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* ''[[Film/RogueOne Rogue One: A Star Wars Story]]'':
** The movie reconstructs Darth Vader and reverses the 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.
** 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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* *''Franchise/StarWars''
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''[[Film/RogueOne Rogue One: A Star Wars Story]]'':
** *** The movie reconstructs Darth Vader and reverses the 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.
** *** 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.be.
** ''Film/TheLastJedi'' both deconstructs and reconstructs classic ''Star Wars'' tropes at the same time. [[BrokenPedestal Your heroes can make mistakes, and sometimes aren't what you thought they were]], but [[EarnYourHappyEnding in the end, prove why they became such legendary heroes in the first place.]] Blindly jumping into a battle you have no chance of winning gets people killed, but fighting to the end to save what you care about is never foolish. Looking to bloodlines and families to find heroes can create a ruthless KnightTemplar, but heroes can emerge from the most unlikely of places. DEFINITE YMMV and RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement on whether these elements made the film a masterpiece that restored the franchise to its roots, or a cynical mess that doomed it forever... Or, you know, anywhere in between?
2nd Apr '18 10:04:09 AM Oranckers
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* ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' is one for the superhero genre, showing how shared social norms could result in a society with many common superhero tropes, including [[ReedRichardsIsUseless genius inventors who don't share their tech]], the consequences of lacking [[RequiredSecondaryPowers Required Secondary Powers]], and [[SecretIdentity why criminals aren't outed]] while also showing how quickly it could collapse if people started to ignore those norms.
26th Mar '18 12:52:58 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'':
** ''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]]. Then ''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 stuck to the cartoony and lighthearted tone of Unleashed for nearly a decade.
** The whole point of ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations''. You even get to see the classic cartoony Sonic ''right next to'' the late-2000s/early-2010s Sonic.
20th Mar '18 9:44:06 AM MasterFuzzy
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* Peculiarly, ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm''. On the face of it, it's a classic DeconstructionCrossover that neatly takes apart every single trope associated with the [[FandomSpecificPlot Lord!Harry, DifferentParents!Harry, Super!Harry and God!Harry]] and a fair few superhero tropes, introducing a hefty wodge of moral ambiguity of the GreyAndBlackMorality flavour, with an epic GambitPileup featuring [[TheChessmaster chessmasters galore]], while demonstrating the kind of carnage that superpowered violence can potentially wreak and the psychological damage that Harry has suffered thanks to the Dursleys and a lingering sense of abandonment (not that Thor had any choice about it. He didn't even remember being James Potter thanks to a really very necessary mind wipe) while not being a major feature, is ever present. Yet, in doing so, it also reconstructs the idea of heroes in general. In the deconstruction of the FandomSpecificPlot, it demonstrates that ultimately, Harry is Harry. Yes, the circumstances are going to lead to some changes - he's more of a snarker (possibly of the StepfordSnarker variety), he's more assertive and more confident, expressing his emotions more (this is not always a good thing). He's got more power to call on. But he is very recognisably the same person, not automatically becoming nigh invincible, super intelligent and TheCasanova. As the story repeatedly stresses, despite everything going for him, he is a damaged teenage boy making his way in the world, and he's sometimes a little overwhelmed by it all, but he will ultimately always try to do the right thing.
** Furthermore, while there are plenty of characters who are morally grey, and while even the nicest and sweetest characters are forced into battles and hard decisions, genuine heroes like [[TheCape Captain America]] and [[KnightInShiningArmor Michael Carpenter]], not to mention Harry himself really do exist. They don't ignore their own personal weaknesses, but they stand up against them, overcome the darkness, and provide moral standards for everyone else anyway, even and especially because they know what it's like to have personal flaws.

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* Peculiarly, ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm''. On the face of it, it's a classic DeconstructionCrossover that neatly takes apart every single trope associated with the [[FandomSpecificPlot Lord!Harry, DifferentParents!Harry, Super!Harry and God!Harry]] and a fair few superhero tropes, introducing a hefty wodge of moral ambiguity of the GreyAndBlackMorality flavour, with an epic GambitPileup featuring [[TheChessmaster chessmasters galore]], while demonstrating the kind of carnage that superpowered violence can potentially wreak and the psychological damage that Harry has suffered thanks to the Dursleys and a lingering sense of abandonment (not that Thor had any choice about it. He didn't even remember being James Potter thanks to a really very necessary mind wipe) while not being a major feature, is ever present. Yet, in doing so, it also reconstructs the idea of heroes in general. In the deconstruction of the FandomSpecificPlot, it demonstrates that ultimately, Harry is Harry. Yes, the circumstances are going to lead to some changes - he's more of a snarker (possibly of the StepfordSnarker variety), he's more assertive and more confident, expressing his emotions more (this is not always a good thing). He's got more power to call on. But he is very recognisably the same person, not automatically becoming nigh invincible, super intelligent and TheCasanova. As the story repeatedly stresses, despite everything going for him, he is a damaged teenage boy making his way in the world, and he's sometimes a little overwhelmed by it all, but he will ultimately always try to do the right thing.
thing. As BigGood Stephen Strange puts it,
-->"You are who you choose to be. In every timeline, in every could-be and might-have-been, you are who you choose to be, Harry James Potter. Mantles of power, genetic gifts, cosmic protections...they're all window dressing. You are a hero not because of the powers you have, but in spite of them."
** Furthermore, while there are plenty of characters who are morally grey, and while even the nicest and sweetest characters are forced into battles and hard decisions, genuine heroes like [[TheCape Captain America]] and [[KnightInShiningArmor Michael Carpenter]], not to mention Harry himself himself, really do exist. They don't ignore their own personal weaknesses, but they stand up against them, overcome the darkness, and provide moral standards for everyone else anyway, even and especially because they know what it's like to have personal flaws.
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