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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.
4th May '16 3:43:41 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Masahiro Sakurai, famous for ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'', ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' and ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising'' feels [[http://iwataasks.nintendo.com/interviews/#/3ds/kidicarus/0/0 this]] is his style of game development, deconstructing it and taking away genre mainstays that aren't necessary and then reconstructing it by adding what he thinks is fun. ''Uprising'' reconstructs the arcade-style action games and mythology-styled games in a similar vein to GurrenLagann. While the game is aware of the darker implications that games like ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'' and VideoGame/GodOfWar have brought up (ie; BlackAndGreyMorality, LightIsNotGood, GodIsFlawed, CrapsaccharineWorld, {{Eldritch Abomination}}s etc.) it still manages to maintain a light-hearted tone while keeping with the tropes that those other games brought up.

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* Masahiro Sakurai, famous for ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'', ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' and ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising'' feels [[http://iwataasks.nintendo.com/interviews/#/3ds/kidicarus/0/0 this]] is his style of game development, deconstructing it and taking away genre mainstays that aren't necessary and then reconstructing it by adding what he thinks is fun. ''Uprising'' reconstructs the arcade-style action games and mythology-styled games in a similar vein to GurrenLagann.Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann. While the game is aware of the darker implications that games like ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'' and VideoGame/GodOfWar have brought up (ie; BlackAndGreyMorality, LightIsNotGood, GodIsFlawed, CrapsaccharineWorld, {{Eldritch Abomination}}s etc.) it still manages to maintain a light-hearted tone while keeping with the tropes that those other games brought up.
1st May '16 3:36:06 PM valar55
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-->'''Ryuko:''' Not sure how I feel about you laughing at me in your exobitionist get-up.
-->'''Satsuki:''' Exobitionist? Nonsense! To unleash the most power this is the form a Kamui must take! You cling to the puritanical views of the masses, proving just how inferior you are! But I won't be ashamed! If it means I can fulfill my ambitions, I will bare my breasts for all to see! I will do whatever it takes! For I know that my actions are utterly pure!

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-->'''Ryuko:''' Not sure how I feel about you laughing at me in your exobitionist exhibitionist get-up.
-->'''Satsuki:''' Exobitionist? Exhibitionist? Nonsense! To unleash the most power this is the form a Kamui must take! You cling to the puritanical views of the masses, proving just how inferior you are! But I won't be ashamed! If it means I can fulfill my ambitions, I will bare my breasts for all to see! I will do whatever it takes! For I know that my actions are utterly pure!



* ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Gundam ZZ]]'' can be seen as a Reconstruction in the Gundam franchise, where Anime/MobileSuitGundam put forth the original concept layout of Gundam, and [[Anime/MobileSuit Zeta Gundam]] became a Deconstruction of those concepts, such as FallingIntoTheCockpit. Though not everyone [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks saw it as such.]]

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* ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Gundam ZZ]]'' can be seen as a Reconstruction in the Gundam franchise, where Anime/MobileSuitGundam put forth the original concept layout of Gundam, and [[Anime/MobileSuit [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]] became a Deconstruction of those concepts, such as FallingIntoTheCockpit. Though not everyone [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks saw it as such.]]
30th Apr '16 5:39:04 AM 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 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]]. 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.

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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]].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 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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