Follow TV Tropes

Following

History GenreDeconstruction / AnimeAndManga

Go To



** Kyubey [[spoiler:deconstructs {{Trickster Mentor}}s like [[Manga/CardcaptorSakura Clow Reed]] by showing us [[EvilAllAlong exactly what kind of]] [[TreacherousAdvisor "mentor"]] would knowingly send girls off to their deaths [[YouDidntAsk without giving the full details]], [[ManipulativeBastard manipulate them]] and subject them to all kinds of horrors, and more importantly ''why'' they would do that - it's revealed that they [[ManBehindTheMan set up magical girls to turn into]] [[HeWhoFightsMonsters the very monsters they fight]], getting innocent humans killed in the process, so they can harvest humanity’s despair as energy. They are actually a HiveMind [[AliensAreBastards alien species]] known as the Incubators. And even thier seemingly noble goal of wanting to save the universe is deconstructed, as they are revealed to be a WellIntentionedExtremist with BlueAndOrangeMorality: they’re [[PoweredByAForsakenChild gathering that energy to stave off the heat death of the universe]]. Like Clow Reed, Kyubey justifies all this by [[OmniscientMoralityLicense claiming]] that it’s [[NecessaryEvil "necessary"]] and [[TotalitarianUtilitarian "for the greater good"]], but this time the narrative ''doesn’t'' agree with them; and the girls, far from [[EasilyForgiven forgiving]] them, are ''pissed'' when they find out the truth. Whereas Sakura forgives Clow Reed, Madoka gives Kyubey what can basically be summed up as a giant “fuck you.” Kyubey has a noble goal, but still manages to be the true villain because of [[TheUnfettered their willingness to stoop to any means deemed necessary]], [[MoralSociopathy with no regard to anyone’s feelings or lives.]]]]

to:

** Kyubey [[spoiler:deconstructs {{Trickster Mentor}}s like [[Manga/CardcaptorSakura Clow Reed]] by showing us [[EvilAllAlong exactly what kind of]] [[TreacherousAdvisor "mentor"]] would knowingly send girls off to their deaths [[YouDidntAsk without giving the full details]], [[ManipulativeBastard manipulate them]] and subject them to all kinds of horrors, and more importantly ''why'' they would do that - it's revealed that they [[ManBehindTheMan set up magical girls to turn into]] [[HeWhoFightsMonsters the very monsters they fight]], getting innocent humans killed in the process, so they can harvest humanity’s despair as energy. They are actually a HiveMind [[AliensAreBastards alien species]] known as the Incubators. And even thier seemingly noble goal of wanting to save the universe is deconstructed, as they are revealed to be a WellIntentionedExtremist with BlueAndOrangeMorality: they’re [[PoweredByAForsakenChild gathering that energy to stave off the heat death of the universe]]. Like Clow Reed, Kyubey justifies all this by [[OmniscientMoralityLicense claiming]] that it’s [[NecessaryEvil "necessary"]] and [[TotalitarianUtilitarian "for the greater good"]], but this time the narrative ''doesn’t'' agree with them; and the girls, far from [[EasilyForgiven forgiving]] them, are ''pissed'' ''[[RageAgainstTheMentor pissed]]'' when they find out the truth. Whereas Sakura forgives Clow Reed, Madoka gives Kyubey what can basically be summed up as a giant “fuck you.” Kyubey has a noble goal, but still manages to be the true villain because of [[TheUnfettered their willingness to stoop to any means deemed necessary]], [[MoralSociopathy with no regard to anyone’s feelings or lives.]]]]


* As time goes on, it becomes more clear that ''Anime/SoraYoriMoTooiBasho'' is a deconstruction of the SchoolgirlSeries and FourGirlEnsemble. The main characters all fit [[StockCharacter common archetypes]], but have {{Freudian Excuse}}s for being and acting the way they are, and the negative sides of these archetypes are frequently shown, unlike the typical cute girls series. The "high school" setting ends up being irrelevant, as it's not the thing the characters are focused around. Unlike other SchoolgirlSeries, which frequently revolve around something mundane like [[Manga/KOn playing music]], [[Manga/KofukuGraffiti cooking]], [[Manga/YuruCamp camping]], or something like that, this series' gimmick is completely extraordinary (taking a trip halfway across the world). It also takes great pains to show that no, deciding to suddenly want to go to ''Antarctica'' [[RealityEnsues isn't as easy to do as your common moe show would make you believe]].

to:

* As time goes on, it becomes more clear that ''Anime/SoraYoriMoTooiBasho'' is a deconstruction of the SchoolgirlSeries and FourGirlEnsemble. The main characters all fit [[StockCharacter common archetypes]], but have {{Freudian Excuse}}s for being and acting the way they are, and the negative sides of these archetypes are frequently shown, unlike the typical cute girls series. The "high school" setting ends up being irrelevant, as it's not the thing the characters are focused around. Unlike other SchoolgirlSeries, which frequently revolve around something mundane like [[Manga/KOn playing music]], [[Manga/KofukuGraffiti [[Manga/GourmetGirlGraffiti cooking]], [[Manga/YuruCamp camping]], or something like that, this series' gimmick is completely extraordinary (taking a trip halfway across the world). It also takes great pains to show that no, deciding to suddenly want to go to ''Antarctica'' [[RealityEnsues isn't as easy to do as your common moe show would make you believe]].

Added DiffLines:

* ''Manga/NoMatterHowILookAtItItsYouGuysFaultImNotPopular'' deconstructs PanderingToTheBase and the OtakuSurrogate genres. Unlike many female otaku characters (such as [[Manga/LuckyStar Konata Izumi]], [[LightNovel/{{Oreimo}} Kirino Kosaka]], [[Manga/HimoutoUmaruChan Umaru Doma]], etc.) [[HollywoodNerd who, despite making no secret of their somewhat strange hobbies, manage to be fairly well-adjusted, attractive, and keep a large group of friends]], Tomoko is an unkempt, friendless loser whose inability to see the world as reality instead of an anime or game ends up driving almost everyone away from her. Basically, she exists to show that an obsessive female {{Otaku}} wouldn't be nearly as cute or endearing as many other series make them out to be [[RealityEnsues in the real world]].
* As time goes on, it becomes more clear that ''Anime/SoraYoriMoTooiBasho'' is a deconstruction of the SchoolgirlSeries and FourGirlEnsemble. The main characters all fit [[StockCharacter common archetypes]], but have {{Freudian Excuse}}s for being and acting the way they are, and the negative sides of these archetypes are frequently shown, unlike the typical cute girls series. The "high school" setting ends up being irrelevant, as it's not the thing the characters are focused around. Unlike other SchoolgirlSeries, which frequently revolve around something mundane like [[Manga/KOn playing music]], [[Manga/KofukuGraffiti cooking]], [[Manga/YuruCamp camping]], or something like that, this series' gimmick is completely extraordinary (taking a trip halfway across the world). It also takes great pains to show that no, deciding to suddenly want to go to ''Antarctica'' [[RealityEnsues isn't as easy to do as your common moe show would make you believe]].


** Probably the most telling part of ''Tamers'' being a deconstruction is the ending of the first episode. After Guilmon Bio-Emerges into the Real World, Takato is ecstatic to finally have his own ''real'' Digimon. And then Guilmon shoots fire out of his mouth, causing a huge explosion. It's at this point that Takato realizes that what's in front of him isn't just a virtual pet; it's a digital ''MONSTER'', now allowed to roam reality. Production notes for the series show that one of the goals of ''Tamers'' was to (re)establish the fact that Digimon are, in the end, feral beasts who live to battle, and Guilmon's introduction nails it.

to:

** Probably the most telling striking part of ''Tamers'' being a deconstruction is the ending of the first episode. After Guilmon Bio-Emerges into the Real World, Takato is ecstatic to finally have his own ''real'' Digimon. And then Guilmon shoots fire out of his mouth, causing a huge explosion. It's at this point that Takato realizes that what's in front of him isn't just a virtual pet; it's a digital ''MONSTER'', now allowed to roam reality. Production notes for the series show that one of the goals of ''Tamers'' was to (re)establish the fact that Digimon are, in the end, are ultimately feral beasts who live to battle, battle and Guilmon's introduction nails nailed it.



** Kyoko [[spoiler:Understatement had a hard childhood. As the daughter of a disrespected priest whose radical ideas were seen as crazy, she and her family struggled just to get something to eat. Her wish was for people to finally listen to her father and they did, but it’s implied she was unwittingly putting them under MindControl. When the father found out, he rejected his daughter and called her a witch. Soon, he became depressed and eventually killed himself and his family, convincing her that being selfless only leads to disaster.]]

to:

** Kyoko [[spoiler:Understatement had [[spoiler:had a hard childhood. As the daughter of a disrespected priest whose radical ideas were seen as crazy, she and her family struggled just to get something to eat. Her wish was for people to finally listen to her father and they did, but it’s implied she was unwittingly putting them under MindControl. When the father found out, he rejected his daughter and called her a witch. Soon, he became depressed and eventually killed himself and his family, convincing her that being selfless only leads to disaster.]]


** Kyoko [[spoiler:[[Understatement had a hard childhood]]. As the daughter of a disrespected priest whose radical ideas were seen as crazy, she and her family struggled just to get something to eat. Her wish was for people to finally listen to her father, and they did- but it’s implied she was unwittingly putting them under MindControl. When the father found out, he rejected his daughter and called her a witch. Soon, he became depressed and eventually killed himself and his family, convincing her that being selfless only leads to disaster.]]

to:

** Kyoko [[spoiler:[[Understatement [[spoiler:Understatement had a hard childhood]].childhood. As the daughter of a disrespected priest whose radical ideas were seen as crazy, she and her family struggled just to get something to eat. Her wish was for people to finally listen to her father, father and they did- did, but it’s implied she was unwittingly putting them under MindControl. When the father found out, he rejected his daughter and called her a witch. Soon, he became depressed and eventually killed himself and his family, convincing her that being selfless only leads to disaster.]]


** Mami [[spoiler:is ultimately an extremely lonely StepfordSmiler who is broken on the inside due to losing her parents, and being forced to fight with no real friends. When Madoka does become her friend, her subsequent joy leads to [[OffWithHisHead her death]], and also reminds us that these encounters are far more dangerous when removed from the sweet and innocent flavor that permeates most MagicalGirl shows.]]
** Sayaka [[spoiler:decides to use a SelflessWish to heal her crush, Kyousuke, much like any typical superhero. But as the other characters demonstrate, there is no such thing as a SelflessWish, [[SecretlySelfish as they all have a selfish intention]]. In Sayaka's case, it was so that she could get together with Kyousuke, and when he doesn't return her affections, she breaks down.]]
** Kyoko [[spoiler:had a hard childhood. As the daughter of a disrespected priest who’s radical ideas were seen as crazy, she and her family struggled just to get something to eat. Her wish was for people to finally listen to her father, and they did- but it’s implied she was unwittingly putting them under MindControl. When the father found out, he rejected his daughter and called her a witch. Soon, he became depressed and eventually killed himself and his family. This convinced Kyoko that being selfless only leads to disaster.]]

to:

** Mami [[spoiler:is ultimately an extremely lonely StepfordSmiler who is broken on the inside due to losing her parents, parents and being forced to fight with no real friends. When Madoka does become her friend, her subsequent joy leads to [[OffWithHisHead her death]], and also reminds reminding us that these encounters are far more dangerous when removed from the sweet and innocent flavor that permeates most MagicalGirl shows.]]
** Sayaka [[spoiler:decides to use a SelflessWish to heal her crush, Kyousuke, much like any typical superhero. But as the other characters demonstrate, there is no such thing as a SelflessWish, [[SecretlySelfish as they all have a selfish intention]]. In Sayaka's case, it was so that she could get together with Kyousuke, and Kyousuke; when he doesn't return her affections, she breaks down.]]
** Kyoko [[spoiler:had [[spoiler:[[Understatement had a hard childhood. childhood]]. As the daughter of a disrespected priest who’s whose radical ideas were seen as crazy, she and her family struggled just to get something to eat. Her wish was for people to finally listen to her father, and they did- but it’s implied she was unwittingly putting them under MindControl. When the father found out, he rejected his daughter and called her a witch. Soon, he became depressed and eventually killed himself and his family. This convinced Kyoko family, convincing her that being selfless only leads to disaster.]]



** Walpurgisnacht and the witches [[spoiler:are not just AlwaysChaoticEvil [[MonsterOfTheWeek Monsters Of The Week]]- they are ''[[WasOnceAMan former magical girls]]'' who were corrupted by despair. Thier true goal is to “[[MercyKill save]]” the human race [[DiscOneFinalBoss from the beings who turned them into witches in the first place]]. Like in other shows, they are made from [[TheHeartless the negative emotions of regular people]], but here it’s shown just how scary (and [[TragicMonster tragic]]) such foes would really be if the plot didn’t demand they be ineffectual.]]
** Madoka [[spoiler:really shows us, perhaps more than any other character, that ItSucksToBeTheChosenOne. Not only is she really insecure in her abilities and self-worth, not only does she get subjected to a TraumaCongaLine consisting of watching her friends suffer and die horrible deaths one by one, but ''[[ApocalypseMaiden she’s destined to become a witch greater than Walpurgisnacht herself!]]'' And just to rub salt on the wound, this is thanks to [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Homura’s time traveling.]]]]

to:

** Walpurgisnacht and the witches [[spoiler:are not just AlwaysChaoticEvil [[MonsterOfTheWeek Monsters Of The Week]]- they are ''[[WasOnceAMan former magical girls]]'' who were corrupted by despair. Thier Their true goal is to “[[MercyKill save]]” "[[MercyKill save]]" the human race [[DiscOneFinalBoss from the beings who turned them into witches in the first place]]. Like in other shows, they are made from [[TheHeartless the negative emotions of regular people]], but here it’s shown just how scary [[NightmareFuel chilling]] (and [[TragicMonster tragic]]) such foes would really be if the plot didn’t demand they be ineffectual.]]
** Madoka [[spoiler:really shows us, [[UpToEleven perhaps more than any other character, character]], that ItSucksToBeTheChosenOne. Not only is she really insecure in her abilities and self-worth, not only does she get subjected to a TraumaCongaLine consisting of watching her friends suffer and die horrible deaths one by one, but ''[[ApocalypseMaiden she’s destined to become a witch greater than Walpurgisnacht herself!]]'' And just to rub salt on the wound, this is thanks to [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Homura’s time traveling.]]]]


** Kyubey [[spoiler:deconstructs {{Trickster Mentor}}s like [[Manga/CardcaptorSakura Clow Reed]] by showing us [[EvilAllAlong exactly what kind of]] [[TreacherousAdvisor "mentor"]] would knowingly send girls off to their deaths [[YouDidntAsk without giving the full details]], [[ManipulativeBastard manipulate them]] and subject them to all kinds of horrors, and more importantly ''why'' they would do that - it's revealed that they [[ManBehindTheMan set up magical girls to turn into]] [[HeWhoFightsMonsters the very monsters they fight]], getting innocent humans killed in the process, so they can harvest humanity’s despair as energy. They are actually a HiveMind [[AliensAreBastards alien species]] known as the Incubators. And even thier seemingly noble goal of wanting to save the universe is deconstructed, as they are revealed to be a WellIntentionedExtremist with BlueAndOrangeMorality: they’re [[PoweredByAForsakenChild gathering that energy to stave off the heat death of the universe]]. Like Clow Reed, Kyubey justifies all this by [[OmniscientMoralityLicense claiming]] that it’s [[NecessaryEvil "necessary"]] and [[TotalitarianUtilitarian "for the greater good"]], but this time the narrative ''doesn’t'' agree with them; and the girls, far from [[EasilyForgiven forgiving]] them, are ''pissed'' when they find out the truth. Whereas Sakura forgives Clow Reed, Madoka gives Kyubey what can basically be summed up as a giant “fuck you.” Kyubey has a noble goal, but still manages to be the true villain because of [[TheUnfettered thier willingness to stoop to any means deemed necessary]], [[MoralSociopathy with no regard to anyone’s feelings or lives.]]]]

to:

** Kyubey [[spoiler:deconstructs {{Trickster Mentor}}s like [[Manga/CardcaptorSakura Clow Reed]] by showing us [[EvilAllAlong exactly what kind of]] [[TreacherousAdvisor "mentor"]] would knowingly send girls off to their deaths [[YouDidntAsk without giving the full details]], [[ManipulativeBastard manipulate them]] and subject them to all kinds of horrors, and more importantly ''why'' they would do that - it's revealed that they [[ManBehindTheMan set up magical girls to turn into]] [[HeWhoFightsMonsters the very monsters they fight]], getting innocent humans killed in the process, so they can harvest humanity’s despair as energy. They are actually a HiveMind [[AliensAreBastards alien species]] known as the Incubators. And even thier seemingly noble goal of wanting to save the universe is deconstructed, as they are revealed to be a WellIntentionedExtremist with BlueAndOrangeMorality: they’re [[PoweredByAForsakenChild gathering that energy to stave off the heat death of the universe]]. Like Clow Reed, Kyubey justifies all this by [[OmniscientMoralityLicense claiming]] that it’s [[NecessaryEvil "necessary"]] and [[TotalitarianUtilitarian "for the greater good"]], but this time the narrative ''doesn’t'' agree with them; and the girls, far from [[EasilyForgiven forgiving]] them, are ''pissed'' when they find out the truth. Whereas Sakura forgives Clow Reed, Madoka gives Kyubey what can basically be summed up as a giant “fuck you.” Kyubey has a noble goal, but still manages to be the true villain because of [[TheUnfettered thier their willingness to stoop to any means deemed necessary]], [[MoralSociopathy with no regard to anyone’s feelings or lives.]]]]


** Kyubey [[spoiler:deconstructs {{Trickster Mentor}}s like [[Manga/CardcaptorSakura Clow Reed]] by showing us [[EvilAllAlong exactly what kind of]] [[TreacherousAdvisor "mentor"]] would knowingly send girls off to their deaths [[YouDidntAsk without giving the full details]], [[ManipulativeBastard manipulate them]] and subject them to all kinds of horrors, and more importantly ''why'' they would do that - it's revealed that they [[ManBehindTheMan set up magical girls to turn into]] [[HeWhoFightsMonsters the very monsters they fight]], getting innocent humans killed in the process, so they can harvest humanity’s despair as energy. They are actually a HiveMind [[AliensAreBastards alien species]] known as the Incubators. And even thier seemingly noble goal of wanting to save the universe is deconstructed, as they are revealed to be a WellIntentionedExtremist with BlueAndOrangeMorality: they’re [[PoweredByAForsakenChild gathering that energy to stave off the heat death of the universe]]. Like Clow Reed, Kyubey justifies all this by [[OmniscientMoralityLicense claiming]] that it’s [[NecessaryEvil "necessary"]] and [[TotalitarianUtilitarian "for the greater good"]], but this time the narrative ''doesn’t'' agree with them, and the girls are ''pissed'' when they find out the truth. Kyubey has a noble goal, but still manages to be the true villain because of [[TheUnfettered a willingness to stoop to any means deemed necessary]], [[MoralSociopathy with no regard to anyone’s feelings or lives.]]]]
** At the end, [[DeconReconSwitch the world seems to become more similar to a typical magical girl setting]], courtesy of [[spoiler:Madoka becoming a MagicalGirl, and using a CosmicRetcon to make it so that {{Magical Girl}}s will not become witches. Although {{Magical Girl}}s will have to fight demons [=/=]wraiths instead of witches, and may still perish as a result (Sayaka ends up doing so anyway), they are no longer doomed and Madoka would take anyone who manages to die in combat to an equivalent of a magical girl Valhalla. Thus, the situation is better than before but still capable of providing tension and drama.]]

to:

** Kyubey [[spoiler:deconstructs {{Trickster Mentor}}s like [[Manga/CardcaptorSakura Clow Reed]] by showing us [[EvilAllAlong exactly what kind of]] [[TreacherousAdvisor "mentor"]] would knowingly send girls off to their deaths [[YouDidntAsk without giving the full details]], [[ManipulativeBastard manipulate them]] and subject them to all kinds of horrors, and more importantly ''why'' they would do that - it's revealed that they [[ManBehindTheMan set up magical girls to turn into]] [[HeWhoFightsMonsters the very monsters they fight]], getting innocent humans killed in the process, so they can harvest humanity’s despair as energy. They are actually a HiveMind [[AliensAreBastards alien species]] known as the Incubators. And even thier seemingly noble goal of wanting to save the universe is deconstructed, as they are revealed to be a WellIntentionedExtremist with BlueAndOrangeMorality: they’re [[PoweredByAForsakenChild gathering that energy to stave off the heat death of the universe]]. Like Clow Reed, Kyubey justifies all this by [[OmniscientMoralityLicense claiming]] that it’s [[NecessaryEvil "necessary"]] and [[TotalitarianUtilitarian "for the greater good"]], but this time the narrative ''doesn’t'' agree with them, them; and the girls girls, far from [[EasilyForgiven forgiving]] them, are ''pissed'' when they find out the truth. Whereas Sakura forgives Clow Reed, Madoka gives Kyubey what can basically be summed up as a giant “fuck you.” Kyubey has a noble goal, but still manages to be the true villain because of [[TheUnfettered a thier willingness to stoop to any means deemed necessary]], [[MoralSociopathy with no regard to anyone’s feelings or lives.]]]]
** At the end, [[DeconReconSwitch the world seems to become more similar to a typical magical girl setting]], courtesy of [[spoiler:Madoka becoming a MagicalGirl, and using a CosmicRetcon to make it so that {{Magical Girl}}s will not become witches.witches (the aforementioned “fuck you”). Although {{Magical Girl}}s will have to fight demons [=/=]wraiths instead of witches, and may still perish as a result (Sayaka ends up doing so anyway), they are no longer doomed and Madoka would take anyone who manages to die in combat to an equivalent of a magical girl Valhalla. Thus, the situation is better than before but still capable of providing tension and drama.]]


** Kyubey [[spoiler:deconstructs {{Trickster Mentor}}s like [[Manga/CardcaptorSakura Clow Reed]] by showing us [[EvilAllAlong exactly what kind of]] [[TreacherousAdvisor "mentor"]] would knowingly send girls off to their deaths [[YouDidntAsk without giving the full details]], [[ManipulativeBastard manipulate them]] and subject them to all kinds of horrors, and more importantly ''why'' they would do that - it's revealed that they [[ManBehindTheMan set up magical girls to turn into]] [[HeWhoFightsMonsters the very monsters they fight]], getting innocent humans killed in the process, so they can harvest humanity’s despair as energy. They are actually a HiveMind [[AliensAreBastards alien species]] known as the Incubators. And even thier seemingly noble goal of wanting to save the universe is deconstructed, as they are revealed to be a WellIntentionedExtremist with BlueAndOrangeMorality: they’re [[PoweredByAForsakenChild gathering that energy to stave off the heat death of the universe]]. Like Clow Reed, Kyubey justifies all this by claiming that it’s [[NecessaryEvil "necessary"]] and [[TotalitarianUtilitarian "for the greater good"]], but this time the narrative ''doesn’t'' agree with them, and the girls are ''pissed'' when they find out the truth. Kyubey has a noble goal, but still manages to be the true villain because of [[TheUnfettered a willingness to stoop to any means deemed necessary]], [[MoralSociopathy with no regard to anyone’s feelings or lives.]]]]

to:

** Kyubey [[spoiler:deconstructs {{Trickster Mentor}}s like [[Manga/CardcaptorSakura Clow Reed]] by showing us [[EvilAllAlong exactly what kind of]] [[TreacherousAdvisor "mentor"]] would knowingly send girls off to their deaths [[YouDidntAsk without giving the full details]], [[ManipulativeBastard manipulate them]] and subject them to all kinds of horrors, and more importantly ''why'' they would do that - it's revealed that they [[ManBehindTheMan set up magical girls to turn into]] [[HeWhoFightsMonsters the very monsters they fight]], getting innocent humans killed in the process, so they can harvest humanity’s despair as energy. They are actually a HiveMind [[AliensAreBastards alien species]] known as the Incubators. And even thier seemingly noble goal of wanting to save the universe is deconstructed, as they are revealed to be a WellIntentionedExtremist with BlueAndOrangeMorality: they’re [[PoweredByAForsakenChild gathering that energy to stave off the heat death of the universe]]. Like Clow Reed, Kyubey justifies all this by claiming [[OmniscientMoralityLicense claiming]] that it’s [[NecessaryEvil "necessary"]] and [[TotalitarianUtilitarian "for the greater good"]], but this time the narrative ''doesn’t'' agree with them, and the girls are ''pissed'' when they find out the truth. Kyubey has a noble goal, but still manages to be the true villain because of [[TheUnfettered a willingness to stoop to any means deemed necessary]], [[MoralSociopathy with no regard to anyone’s feelings or lives.]]]]


** Kyubey [[spoiler:deconstructs {{Trickster Mentor}}s like [[Manga/CardcaptorSakura Clow Reed]] by showing us [[EvilAllAlong exactly what kind of]] [[TreacherousAdvisor "mentor"]] would knowingly send girls off to their deaths [[YouDidntAsk without giving the full details]], [[ManipulativeBastard manipulate them]] and subject them to all kinds of horrors, and more importantly ''why'' they would do that - it's revealed that they [[ManBehindTheMan set up magical girls to turn into]] [[HeWhoFightsMonsters the very monsters they fight]], getting innocent humans killed in the process, so they can harvest humanity’s despair as energy. They are actually a HiveMind [[AliensAreBastards alien species]] known as the Incubators. And even thier seemingly noble goal of wanting to save the universe is deconstructed, as they are revealed to be a WellIntentionedExtremist with BlueAndOrangeMorality: they’re [[PoweredByAForsakenChild gathering that energy to stave off the heat death of the universe]]. Like Clow Reed, Kyubey justifies all this by claiming that it’s [[NecessaryEvil "necessary"]] and [[TotalitarianUtilitarian "for the greater good"]], but this time the narrative ''doesn’t'' agree with them. Kyubey has a noble goal, but still manages to be the true villain because of [[TheUnfettered a willingness to stoop to any means deemed necessary]], [[MoralSociopathy with no regard to anyone’s feelings or lives.]]]]

to:

** Kyubey [[spoiler:deconstructs {{Trickster Mentor}}s like [[Manga/CardcaptorSakura Clow Reed]] by showing us [[EvilAllAlong exactly what kind of]] [[TreacherousAdvisor "mentor"]] would knowingly send girls off to their deaths [[YouDidntAsk without giving the full details]], [[ManipulativeBastard manipulate them]] and subject them to all kinds of horrors, and more importantly ''why'' they would do that - it's revealed that they [[ManBehindTheMan set up magical girls to turn into]] [[HeWhoFightsMonsters the very monsters they fight]], getting innocent humans killed in the process, so they can harvest humanity’s despair as energy. They are actually a HiveMind [[AliensAreBastards alien species]] known as the Incubators. And even thier seemingly noble goal of wanting to save the universe is deconstructed, as they are revealed to be a WellIntentionedExtremist with BlueAndOrangeMorality: they’re [[PoweredByAForsakenChild gathering that energy to stave off the heat death of the universe]]. Like Clow Reed, Kyubey justifies all this by claiming that it’s [[NecessaryEvil "necessary"]] and [[TotalitarianUtilitarian "for the greater good"]], but this time the narrative ''doesn’t'' agree with them.them, and the girls are ''pissed'' when they find out the truth. Kyubey has a noble goal, but still manages to be the true villain because of [[TheUnfettered a willingness to stoop to any means deemed necessary]], [[MoralSociopathy with no regard to anyone’s feelings or lives.]]]]


** Kyubey [[spoiler:[[EvilAllAlong shows us exactly what kind of]] "[[TreacherousAdvisor mentor]]" would knowingly send girls off to their deaths, [[YouDidntAsk without giving the full details]], and more importantly ''why'' they would do that - it's revealed that they [[ManBehindTheMan set up magical girls to turn into]] [[HeWhoFightsMonsters the very monsters they fight]], getting innocent humans killed in the process, so they can harvest humanity’s despair as energy. They are actually a HiveMind [[AliensAreBastards alien species]] known as the Incubators. And even thier seemingly noble goal of wanting to save the universe is deconstructed, as they are revealed to be a WellIntentionedExtremist with BlueAndOrangeMorality: they’re [[PoweredByAForsakenChild gathering that energy to stave off the heat death of the universe]]. So Kyubey has a noble goal, but still manages to be the true villain because of [[TheUnfettered a willingness to stoop to any means deemed necessary]], [[MoralSociopathy with no regard to anyone’s feelings or lives.]]]]

to:

** Kyubey [[spoiler:[[EvilAllAlong shows [[spoiler:deconstructs {{Trickster Mentor}}s like [[Manga/CardcaptorSakura Clow Reed]] by showing us [[EvilAllAlong exactly what kind of]] "[[TreacherousAdvisor mentor]]" [[TreacherousAdvisor "mentor"]] would knowingly send girls off to their deaths, deaths [[YouDidntAsk without giving the full details]], [[ManipulativeBastard manipulate them]] and subject them to all kinds of horrors, and more importantly ''why'' they would do that - it's revealed that they [[ManBehindTheMan set up magical girls to turn into]] [[HeWhoFightsMonsters the very monsters they fight]], getting innocent humans killed in the process, so they can harvest humanity’s despair as energy. They are actually a HiveMind [[AliensAreBastards alien species]] known as the Incubators. And even thier seemingly noble goal of wanting to save the universe is deconstructed, as they are revealed to be a WellIntentionedExtremist with BlueAndOrangeMorality: they’re [[PoweredByAForsakenChild gathering that energy to stave off the heat death of the universe]]. So Like Clow Reed, Kyubey justifies all this by claiming that it’s [[NecessaryEvil "necessary"]] and [[TotalitarianUtilitarian "for the greater good"]], but this time the narrative ''doesn’t'' agree with them. Kyubey has a noble goal, but still manages to be the true villain because of [[TheUnfettered a willingness to stoop to any means deemed necessary]], [[MoralSociopathy with no regard to anyone’s feelings or lives.]]]]


* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' is, for the majority of the series, a pretty thorough deconstruction of the MagicalGirl genre. The premise starts simple. Young NaiveEverygirl Madoka Kaname and her WideEyedIdealist friend Sayaka Miki are approached by MentorMascot Kyubey, and the relative CoolBigSis and TeamMom Mami Tomoe, where they are given the opportunity to become {{Magical Girl Warrior}}s and fight to help [[SaveTheWorld save the universe]]. They are granted [[MakeAWish one wish]], that can be anything they want; in exchange, they will have to battle {{Eldritch Abomination}}s called [[WitchSpecies witches]] for the rest of thier lives, culminating in a final battle against BigBad Walpurgisnacht, a powerful witch who will soon destroy the world. They also fight against a DarkMagicalGirl, Homura Akemi, who is opposed to this deal, and is constantly trying to prevent the two from making a contract; and ''another'' DarkMagicalGirl, Kyoko Sakura, who is selfish, bratty, and doesn’t give one lick about saving people or the universe. Sounds reasonable enough. Then the show demonstrates exactly what happens to those young girls who are forced into fighting {{Eldritch Abomination}}s with no chance at a normal life.

to:

* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' is, for the majority of the series, a pretty thorough deconstruction of the MagicalGirl genre. The premise starts simple. Young NaiveEverygirl Madoka Kaname and her WideEyedIdealist friend Sayaka Miki are approached by MentorMascot Kyubey, and the relative CoolBigSis and TeamMom Mami Tomoe, where they are given the opportunity to become {{Magical Girl Warrior}}s and fight to help [[SaveTheWorld save the universe]]. They are granted [[MakeAWish one wish]], that can be anything they want; in exchange, they will have to battle the local [[MonsterOfTheWeek Monsters Of The Week]], {{Eldritch Abomination}}s called [[WitchSpecies witches]] witches]], for the rest of thier lives, culminating in a final battle against BigBad Walpurgisnacht, a powerful witch who will soon destroy the world. They also fight against a DarkMagicalGirl, Homura Akemi, who is opposed to this deal, and is constantly trying to prevent the two from making a contract; and ''another'' DarkMagicalGirl, Kyoko Sakura, who is selfish, bratty, and doesn’t give one lick about saving people or the universe. Sounds reasonable enough. Then the show demonstrates exactly what happens to those young girls who are forced into fighting {{Eldritch Abomination}}s with no chance at a normal life.



** Madoka [[spoiler:really shows us, perhaps more than any other character, that ItSucksToBeTheChosenOne. Not only is she really insecure in her abilities and self-worth, not only does she get subjected to a TraumaCongaLine consisting of watching her friends suffer and die horrible deaths one by one, but ''[[ApocolypseMaiden she’s destined to become a witch greater than Walpurgisnacht herself!]]'' And just to rub salt on the wound, this is thanks to [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Homura’s time traveling.]]]]

to:

** Madoka [[spoiler:really shows us, perhaps more than any other character, that ItSucksToBeTheChosenOne. Not only is she really insecure in her abilities and self-worth, not only does she get subjected to a TraumaCongaLine consisting of watching her friends suffer and die horrible deaths one by one, but ''[[ApocolypseMaiden ''[[ApocalypseMaiden she’s destined to become a witch greater than Walpurgisnacht herself!]]'' And just to rub salt on the wound, this is thanks to [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Homura’s time traveling.]]]]



** And then, ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion'' comes about and finds more things to deconstruct: [[spoiler: Madoka's HeroicSacrifice turns out to be a source of much pain and regret for both her and Homura, the previously IronWoobie Homura [[FaceHeelTurn finally breaks]] and ends up using ThePowerOfLove to take away Madoka's powers not despite, but rather because of her [[{{Yandere}} devotion]] to Madoka, and to culminate it all, an ending that is [[MoralEventHorizon extremely objectionable from a purely moral point of view]] [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans ends up with most of the cast happier and the world a better place than it has ever been]]]]. In addition, [[spoiler:the Incubators’ noble goal [[NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist is ultimately revealed]] [[{{Hypocrite}} to be self-serving]], as they’re willing to resurrect the witch system that brought so much pain and suffering just because they find the new system too “inefficient” to save the universe]]. In fact, a major theme throughout the series is that noble intentions, no matter what they are, do not justify extreme methods that disregard the rights and feelings of others; and “good intentions” can become corrupted if the underlying motive is [[SecretlySelfish ultimately selfish]].

to:

** And then, ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion'' comes about and finds more things to deconstruct: [[spoiler: Madoka's HeroicSacrifice turns out to be a source of much pain and regret for both her and Homura, the previously IronWoobie Homura [[FaceHeelTurn finally breaks]] and ends up using ThePowerOfLove to take away Madoka's powers not despite, but rather because of her [[{{Yandere}} devotion]] to Madoka, and to culminate it all, an ending that is [[MoralEventHorizon extremely objectionable from a purely moral point of view]] [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans ends up with most of the cast happier and the world a better place than it has ever been]]]]. In addition, [[spoiler:the Incubators’ noble goal [[NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist is ultimately revealed]] [[{{Hypocrite}} to be self-serving]], as they’re willing to resurrect the witch system that brought so much pain and suffering just because they find the new system too “inefficient” "inefficient" to save the universe]]. In fact, a major theme throughout the series is that noble intentions, no matter what they are, do not justify extreme methods that disregard the rights and feelings of others; and “good intentions” "good intentions" can become corrupted if the underlying motive is [[SecretlySelfish ultimately selfish]].


** Mami [[spoiler:is ultimately an extremely lonely StepfordSmiler who is broken on the inside due to losing her parents, and being forced to fight with no real friends. When Madoka does become her friend, her subsequent joy leads to her death, and also reminds us that these encounters are far more dangerous when removed from the sweet and innocent flavor that permeates most MagicalGirl shows]].
** Sayaka [[spoiler:decides to use a SelflessWish to heal her crush, Kyousuke, much like any typical superhero but as the other characters demonstrate, there is no such thing as a SelflessWish, as they all have a selfish intention. In Sayaka's case, it was so that she could get together with Kyousuke, and when he doesn't return her affections, she breaks down.]]

to:

** Mami [[spoiler:is ultimately an extremely lonely StepfordSmiler who is broken on the inside due to losing her parents, and being forced to fight with no real friends. When Madoka does become her friend, her subsequent joy leads to [[OffWithHisHead her death, death]], and also reminds us that these encounters are far more dangerous when removed from the sweet and innocent flavor that permeates most MagicalGirl shows]].
shows.]]
** Sayaka [[spoiler:decides to use a SelflessWish to heal her crush, Kyousuke, much like any typical superhero but superhero. But as the other characters demonstrate, there is no such thing as a SelflessWish, [[SecretlySelfish as they all have a selfish intention.intention]]. In Sayaka's case, it was so that she could get together with Kyousuke, and when he doesn't return her affections, she breaks down.]]



** Kyubey [[spoiler:shows exactly what kind of "[[TreacherousAdvisor mentor]]" would knowingly send girls off to their death, without giving the full details, and more importantly ''why'' he would that - it's revealed that he [[ManBehindTheMan sets up magical girls to turn into]] [[HeWhoFightsMonsters the very monsters they fight]], getting innocent humans killed in the process, so he can harvest humanity’s despair as energy. And even his seemingly noble goal of wanting to save the universe is deconstructed, as he is revealed to be a WellIntentionedExtremist with BlueAndOrangeMorality: he's [[PoweredByAForsakenChild gathering that energy to stave off the heat death of the universe.]] So Kyubey has a noble goal, but manages to be the villain because of [[TheUnfettered a willingness to stoop to any means deemed necessary]], [[MoralSociopathy with no regard to anyone’s feelings or lives.]]]]
** At the end, [[DeconReconSwitch the world seems to become more similar to a typical magical girl setting]], courtesy of [[spoiler:Madoka becoming a MagicalGirl, and using a CosmicRetcon to make it so that {{Magical Girl}}s will not become witches. Although {{Magical Girl}}s will have to fight demons [=/=]wraiths instead of witches, and may still perish as a result (Sayaka ends up doing so anyway), they are no longer doomed and Madoka would take anyone who manages to die in combat to an equivalent of a magical girl Valhalla. Thus, the situation is better than before but still capable of providing tension and drama]].
** And then, ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion'' comes about and finds more things to deconstruct: [[spoiler: Madoka's HeroicSacrifice turns out to be a source of much pain and regret for both her and Homura, [[IronWoobie Homura]] finally breaks and ends up using ThePowerOfLove to take away Madoka's powers not despite, but rather because of her devotion to Madoka, and to culminate it all, an ending that is extremely objectionable from a purely moral point of view [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans ends up with most of the cast happier and the world a better place than it has ever been]]]]. In addition, [[spoiler: the Incubators’ noble goal [[NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist is ultimately revealed]] [[{{Hypocrite}} to be self-serving]], as they’re willing to resurrect the witch system that brought so much pain and suffering just because they find the new system too “inefficient” to save the universe]]. In fact, a major theme throughout the series is that noble intentions, no matter what they are, do not justify extreme methods that disregard the rights and feelings of others; and intentions can become corrupted if the underlying motive is [[SecretlySelfish ultimately selfish]].

to:

** Walpurgisnacht and the witches [[spoiler:are not just AlwaysChaoticEvil [[MonsterOfTheWeek Monsters Of The Week]]- they are ''[[WasOnceAMan former magical girls]]'' who were corrupted by despair. Thier true goal is to “[[MercyKill save]]” the human race [[DiscOneFinalBoss from the beings who turned them into witches in the first place]]. Like in other shows, they are made from [[TheHeartless the negative emotions of regular people]], but here it’s shown just how scary (and [[TragicMonster tragic]]) such foes would really be if the plot didn’t demand they be ineffectual.]]
** Madoka [[spoiler:really shows us, perhaps more than any other character, that ItSucksToBeTheChosenOne. Not only is she really insecure in her abilities and self-worth, not only does she get subjected to a TraumaCongaLine consisting of watching her friends suffer and die horrible deaths one by one, but ''[[ApocolypseMaiden she’s destined to become a witch greater than Walpurgisnacht herself!]]'' And just to rub salt on the wound, this is thanks to [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Homura’s time traveling.]]]]
** Kyubey [[spoiler:shows [[spoiler:[[EvilAllAlong shows us exactly what kind of of]] "[[TreacherousAdvisor mentor]]" would knowingly send girls off to their death, deaths, [[YouDidntAsk without giving the full details, details]], and more importantly ''why'' he they would do that - it's revealed that he they [[ManBehindTheMan sets set up magical girls to turn into]] [[HeWhoFightsMonsters the very monsters they fight]], getting innocent humans killed in the process, so he they can harvest humanity’s despair as energy. They are actually a HiveMind [[AliensAreBastards alien species]] known as the Incubators. And even his thier seemingly noble goal of wanting to save the universe is deconstructed, as he is they are revealed to be a WellIntentionedExtremist with BlueAndOrangeMorality: he's they’re [[PoweredByAForsakenChild gathering that energy to stave off the heat death of the universe.]] universe]]. So Kyubey has a noble goal, but still manages to be the true villain because of [[TheUnfettered a willingness to stoop to any means deemed necessary]], [[MoralSociopathy with no regard to anyone’s feelings or lives.]]]]
** At the end, [[DeconReconSwitch the world seems to become more similar to a typical magical girl setting]], courtesy of [[spoiler:Madoka becoming a MagicalGirl, and using a CosmicRetcon to make it so that {{Magical Girl}}s will not become witches. Although {{Magical Girl}}s will have to fight demons [=/=]wraiths instead of witches, and may still perish as a result (Sayaka ends up doing so anyway), they are no longer doomed and Madoka would take anyone who manages to die in combat to an equivalent of a magical girl Valhalla. Thus, the situation is better than before but still capable of providing tension and drama]].
drama.]]
** And then, ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion'' comes about and finds more things to deconstruct: [[spoiler: Madoka's HeroicSacrifice turns out to be a source of much pain and regret for both her and Homura, [[IronWoobie Homura]] the previously IronWoobie Homura [[FaceHeelTurn finally breaks breaks]] and ends up using ThePowerOfLove to take away Madoka's powers not despite, but rather because of her devotion [[{{Yandere}} devotion]] to Madoka, and to culminate it all, an ending that is [[MoralEventHorizon extremely objectionable from a purely moral point of view view]] [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans ends up with most of the cast happier and the world a better place than it has ever been]]]]. In addition, [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Incubators’ noble goal [[NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist is ultimately revealed]] [[{{Hypocrite}} to be self-serving]], as they’re willing to resurrect the witch system that brought so much pain and suffering just because they find the new system too “inefficient” to save the universe]]. In fact, a major theme throughout the series is that noble intentions, no matter what they are, do not justify extreme methods that disregard the rights and feelings of others; and intentions “good intentions” can become corrupted if the underlying motive is [[SecretlySelfish ultimately selfish]].


* ''LightNovel/GrimgarOfFantasyAndAsh'' deconstructs the TrappedInAnotherWorld or "Isekai" genre. Grimgar's spin is if people who are ''NOT'' gamers get sent to such a planet, and fail to grasp mechanics quickly enough to avoid unnecessary death, they do ''not'' become ace combatants or charismatic figureheads. It frames heroes like [[LightNovel/SwordArtOnline Kirito]], [[LightNovel/Overlord2012 Momonga]], and [[LightNovel/LogHorizon Shiroe]] having it significantly easier because [[GenreSavvy they know]] what they're getting into, as opposed to people who never played (or remember playing) these sort of games.

to:

* ''LightNovel/GrimgarOfFantasyAndAsh'' deconstructs the TrappedInAnotherWorld or "Isekai" genre."''Narou'' Isekai" subgenre of TrappedInAnotherWorld tales. Grimgar's spin is if people who are ''NOT'' gamers get sent to such a planet, and fail to grasp mechanics quickly enough to avoid unnecessary death, they do ''not'' become ace combatants or charismatic figureheads. It frames heroes like [[LightNovel/SwordArtOnline Kirito]], [[LightNovel/Overlord2012 Momonga]], and [[LightNovel/LogHorizon Shiroe]] having it significantly easier because [[GenreSavvy they know]] what they're getting into, as opposed to people who never played (or remember playing) these sort of games.


* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' is, for the majority of the series, a pretty thorough deconstruction of the MagicalGirl genre. The premise starts simple. Young NaiveEverygirl Madoka Kaname and her WideEyedIdealist friend Sayaka Miki are approached by MentorMascot Kyubey, and the relative CoolBigSis and TeamMom Mami Tomoe, where they are given the opportunity to become {{Magical Girl Warrior}}s and fight to help [[SaveTheWorld save the universe]]. They are granted [[MakeAWish one wish]], that can be anything they want; in exchange, they will have to battle {{Eldritch Abomination}}s called [[WitchSpecies witches]] for the rest of thier lives, culminating in a final battle against BigBad Walpurgisnacht, a powerful witch who will soon destroy the world. A DarkMagicalGirl, Homura Akemi, is opposed to this deal, and is constantly trying to prevent the two from making a contract. Eventually, they come into conflict with ''another'' DarkMagicalGirl, Kyoko Sakura, who is selfish, bratty, and doesn’t give one lick about saving people or the universe. Sounds reasonable enough. Then the show demonstrates exactly what happens to those young girls who are forced into fighting {{Eldritch Abomination}}s with no chance at a normal life.

to:

* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' is, for the majority of the series, a pretty thorough deconstruction of the MagicalGirl genre. The premise starts simple. Young NaiveEverygirl Madoka Kaname and her WideEyedIdealist friend Sayaka Miki are approached by MentorMascot Kyubey, and the relative CoolBigSis and TeamMom Mami Tomoe, where they are given the opportunity to become {{Magical Girl Warrior}}s and fight to help [[SaveTheWorld save the universe]]. They are granted [[MakeAWish one wish]], that can be anything they want; in exchange, they will have to battle {{Eldritch Abomination}}s called [[WitchSpecies witches]] for the rest of thier lives, culminating in a final battle against BigBad Walpurgisnacht, a powerful witch who will soon destroy the world. A They also fight against a DarkMagicalGirl, Homura Akemi, who is opposed to this deal, and is constantly trying to prevent the two from making a contract. Eventually, they come into conflict with contract; and ''another'' DarkMagicalGirl, Kyoko Sakura, who is selfish, bratty, and doesn’t give one lick about saving people or the universe. Sounds reasonable enough. Then the show demonstrates exactly what happens to those young girls who are forced into fighting {{Eldritch Abomination}}s with no chance at a normal life.



** Kyubey [[spoiler:shows exactly what kind of "[[TreacherousAdvisor mentor]]" would knowingly send girls off to their death, without giving the full details, and more importantly ''why'' he would that - it's revealed that he [[ManBehindTheMan sets up magical girls to turn into]] [[HeWhoFightsMonsters the very monsters they fight]], getting innocent humans killed in the process, so he can harvest humanity’s despair as energy. And even his seemingly noble goal of wanting to save the universe is deconstructed, as he is revealed to be a WellIntentionedExtremist with BlueAndOrangeMorality: he's [[PoweredByAForsakenChild gathering that energy to stave off the heat death of the universe]]]].

to:

** Kyubey [[spoiler:shows exactly what kind of "[[TreacherousAdvisor mentor]]" would knowingly send girls off to their death, without giving the full details, and more importantly ''why'' he would that - it's revealed that he [[ManBehindTheMan sets up magical girls to turn into]] [[HeWhoFightsMonsters the very monsters they fight]], getting innocent humans killed in the process, so he can harvest humanity’s despair as energy. And even his seemingly noble goal of wanting to save the universe is deconstructed, as he is revealed to be a WellIntentionedExtremist with BlueAndOrangeMorality: he's [[PoweredByAForsakenChild gathering that energy to stave off the heat death of the universe]]]].universe.]] So Kyubey has a noble goal, but manages to be the villain because of [[TheUnfettered a willingness to stoop to any means deemed necessary]], [[MoralSociopathy with no regard to anyone’s feelings or lives.]]]]



** And then, ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion'' comes about and finds more things to deconstruct: [[spoiler: Madoka's HeroicSacrifice turns out to be a source of much pain and regret for both her and Homura, [[IronWoobie Homura]] finally breaks and ends up using ThePowerOfLove to take away Madoka's powers not despite, but rather because of her devotion to Madoka, and to culminate it all, an ending that is extremely objectionable from a purely moral point of view [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans ends up with most of the cast happier and the world a better place than it has ever been]]]]. In addition, [[spoiler: the Incubators’ noble goal [[NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist is ultimately revealed to be self-serving]], as they’re willing to resurrect the witch system that brought so much pain and suffering just because they find the new system too “inefficient” to save the universe.]]

to:

** And then, ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion'' comes about and finds more things to deconstruct: [[spoiler: Madoka's HeroicSacrifice turns out to be a source of much pain and regret for both her and Homura, [[IronWoobie Homura]] finally breaks and ends up using ThePowerOfLove to take away Madoka's powers not despite, but rather because of her devotion to Madoka, and to culminate it all, an ending that is extremely objectionable from a purely moral point of view [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans ends up with most of the cast happier and the world a better place than it has ever been]]]]. In addition, [[spoiler: the Incubators’ noble goal [[NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist is ultimately revealed revealed]] [[{{Hypocrite}} to be self-serving]], as they’re willing to resurrect the witch system that brought so much pain and suffering just because they find the new system too “inefficient” to save the universe.]]universe]]. In fact, a major theme throughout the series is that noble intentions, no matter what they are, do not justify extreme methods that disregard the rights and feelings of others; and intentions can become corrupted if the underlying motive is [[SecretlySelfish ultimately selfish]].

Showing 15 edit(s) of 109

Top