A work deconstructs the franchise it's a part of.
So, you have a long-running franchise. The franchise is well-known for its distinctive characters, world, or style. You learn of a brand new installment of the franchise and you decide to give it a look. It's just more of the same, right? Wrong. The characters have to face the consequences of their actions. The world isn't working like it should. The style is nonexistent. What has happened to this beloved franchise? This is what Self-Deconstruction is. It's when an installment of a franchise deconstructs and/or reconstructs a previous installment, if not the franchise as a whole. It's not unheard of as a side effect of Cerebus Syndrome. Needs a Better Description. Definitely Needs More Examples.
Examples:Anime and Manga