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22nd May '17 3:23:23 PM OG-Sama
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Please note that this is not an academically recognised term or concept, having grown out of TvTropes' own style of media analysis. In academia, a reconstruction would simply be a second deconstruction.
20th May '17 10:59:46 AM Darthman616
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* ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' starts out as a deconstruction of the two characters, however it eventually gives way to being a reconstruction in how brings both of them back to something closer to their classic forms. Consider how much each's characterization at first aligns to how a bunch of people complain about them on the internet, often in the name of "realism". Superman is a figure with so much power that people have trouble relating to him on a human level and without it completely under control accidentally contributes to the loss of lives during the battle between he and Zod in Metropolis. Batman rather than being the noble hero with a strict no killing policy is here more unhinged at first, being more jaded and perfectly willing to kill even someone like Superman. However by the end Superman proves that he can live up to the ideal he's supposed to represent by willingly sacrificing himself to destroy Doomsday which brings about him the adoration of the masses that he usually receives. Batman begins to renounce his more extreme ways as shown by his decision not to give Lex Luthor the Bat-Brand and how he's not willing to work with metahumans to the point that he decides to put a team of them together in order to continue Superman's mission.

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* ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' starts out as a deconstruction of the two characters, however it eventually gives way to being a reconstruction in how brings both of them back to something closer to their classic forms. Consider how much each's characterization at first aligns to how a bunch of people complain about them on the internet, often in the name of "realism". Superman is a figure with so much power that people have trouble relating to him on a human level and without it completely under control accidentally contributes to the loss of lives during the battle between he and Zod in Metropolis. Batman rather than being the noble hero with a strict no killing policy is here more unhinged at first, being more jaded and perfectly willing to kill even someone like Superman. However by the end Superman proves that he can live up to the ideal he's supposed to represent by willingly sacrificing himself to destroy Doomsday which brings about him the adoration of the masses that he usually receives. Batman begins to renounce his more extreme ways as shown by his decision not to give Lex Luthor the Bat-Brand and how he's not now willing to work with metahumans to the point that he decides to put a team of them together in order to continue Superman's mission.mission in his stead.
17th May '17 5:46:39 PM IamTheCaligula
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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 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.]]

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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]]. The {{Mad Scientist}}s are not satisfied with merely PlayingGod, they have aspirations of ''[[AGodAmI becoming gods,]]'' and their TranshumanTreachery is ultimately what gave birth to the Beast Disease. [[spoiler:And at the heart of it all are the Great Ones, who in turn reconstruct the Lovecraftian CosmicHorrorStory by being {{Outside Context 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.]]
11th May '17 8:29:22 AM fruitstripegum
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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.
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