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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.
28th Feb '18 6:15:25 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 13 year old 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.
** The story also beautifully reconstructs the idea of the typical RomanceArc. Harry and [[spoiler: Carol]] are falling in love with each other, and both of them more-or-less admit it in time (because pretty much EveryoneCanSeeIt). However, this does ''not'' lead to them falling into each other's arms and making out, or else bottling up the issue; what Carol needs most is a friend, not a boyfriend, and Harry has plenty of issues and emotional baggage to deal with as it is. However, they both acknowledge their love for each other (although still somewhat in denial), and want to move forward, together. If they do end up together, which they almost certainly will, it will be all the better for the fact that they've taken the time to wait and figure things out.

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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 13 year old 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 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.
anyway, even and especially because they know what it's like to have personal flaws.
** The story also beautifully reconstructs the idea of the typical RomanceArc. Harry and [[spoiler: Carol]] are falling in love with each other, and both of them more-or-less admit it in time (because pretty much EveryoneCanSeeIt). However, this does ''not'' lead to them falling into each other's arms and making out, or else bottling up the issue; what Carol she needs most is a friend, not a boyfriend, and Harry has plenty of issues and emotional baggage to deal with as it is. However, they both acknowledge their love for each other (although still somewhat in denial), and want to move forward, together. If they do end up together, [[FanPreferredCouple which they almost certainly will, will,]] it will be all the better for the fact that they've taken the time to wait and figure things out.
20th Feb '18 9:54:14 AM Kaiseror
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* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' reconstructs AlwaysChaoticEvil with the aberrations which are people who have given up their humanity in exchange for [[ImmortalityImmorality immortality]] and power. They need to feed off humans to survive and in the process of becoming an aberration they loose all sence of morality and even enjoy the death and pain they cause.
18th Feb '18 3:17:55 PM nombretomado
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* In the wake of such incidents as the steroids scandal, numerous sudden deaths of wrestlers under fifty and the Wrestling/ChrisBenoit murder-suicide, the WWE started trying to distance itself from the dark and gritty Wrestling/AttitudeEra and clean up its image, moving back to the cartoonish and family friendly programming of TheEighties and [[TheNineties Early Nineties]]; banning blading, pushing squeaky-clean stars like ReyMysterio and Wrestling/JohnCena, and forbidding moves like chairshots to the head or piledrivers to make wrestling safer. The movement has been pretty controversial among fans, and it's debatable how much success they've had, but they're making a lot of money off it so they're unlikely to stop any time soon.

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* In the wake of such incidents as the steroids scandal, numerous sudden deaths of wrestlers under fifty and the Wrestling/ChrisBenoit murder-suicide, the WWE started trying to distance itself from the dark and gritty Wrestling/AttitudeEra and clean up its image, moving back to the cartoonish and family friendly programming of TheEighties and [[TheNineties Early Nineties]]; banning blading, pushing squeaky-clean stars like ReyMysterio Wrestling/ReyMysterio and Wrestling/JohnCena, and forbidding moves like chairshots to the head or piledrivers to make wrestling safer. The movement has been pretty controversial among fans, and it's debatable how much success they've had, but they're making a lot of money off it so they're unlikely to stop any time soon.
21st Jan '18 8:03:25 PM 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. [[RealityEnsues On the other hand, she isn't pleased with Slade's initial attempts, either.]]

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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 isn't is far from pleased with Slade's initial attempts, either.]]either and calls Slade out on it in the sequel.]]]]
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