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%%Administrivia/ZeroContextExample. What trope is this desconstructing and reconstructing?* "Space Cowboy" by Music/KaceyMusgraves is written from the perspective of the girlfriend who let her own lover goes using the imagery the old Western cowboys riding off to the sunset. Said imagery is portrayed in a bittersweet manner: On one hand, the relationship between them is over and they likely will never see each other again... but both of them no longer love each other and is moving on with their lives.

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%%Administrivia/ZeroContextExample. What trope is this desconstructing and reconstructing?* * "Space Cowboy" by Music/KaceyMusgraves is written from the perspective of the girlfriend who let her own lover goes using the imagery the old Western TheDrifter cowboys riding off to the sunset. Said imagery is portrayed in a bittersweet manner: On one hand, the relationship between them is over and they likely will never see each other again... but both of them no longer love each other and is moving on with their lives.


* "Space Cowboy" by Music/KaceyMusgraves is written from the perspective of the girlfriend who let her own lover goes using the imagery the old Western cowboys riding off to the sunset. Said imagery is portrayed in a bittersweet manner: On one hand, the relationship between them is over and they likely will never see each other again... but both of them no longer love each other and is moving on with their lives.

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* %%Administrivia/ZeroContextExample. What trope is this desconstructing and reconstructing?* "Space Cowboy" by Music/KaceyMusgraves is written from the perspective of the girlfriend who let her own lover goes using the imagery the old Western cowboys riding off to the sunset. Said imagery is portrayed in a bittersweet manner: On one hand, the relationship between them is over and they likely will never see each other again... but both of them no longer love each other and is moving on with their lives.

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* The Blue Lions route of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemThreeHouses'' is a Decon-Recon Switch of the standard Fire Emblem plot of "TheWisePrince rallies an army, recaptures his homeland and defeats the EvilEmpire". The prince in this case, Dimitri, turns out to be hiding deep-seeded personal trauma behind his "princely" facade, and he ends up suffering SanitySlippage and becoming even more of a BloodKnight than the likes of Hector, Ephriam and Ike. He fights TheEmpire and the "evil emperor" not to end the war, but to satisfy a personal vendetta. The "evil emperor" isn't an UnwittingPawn or brainwashed by an evil god, just someone who wants to create a better world at any cost. He outright ''refuses'' the typical FE story beat of liberating his homeland, preferring to focus only on crushing the Empire, and his unhinged behaviour alienates even the most cynical of his former allies. The Recon-shift comes after Chapter 17, where Dimitri has a HeelRealization and becomes TheAtoner, letting go of his hatred and fighting to save his homeland and end the war like a more conventional ''Fire Emblem'' Lord.


* "Space Cowboy" by Music/KaseyMusgraves is written from the perspective of the girlfriend who let her own lover goes using the imagery the old Western cowboys riding off to the sunset. Said imagery is both portrayed in a bittersweet manner: On one hand, the relationship between them is over and they likely will never see each other again... but both of them no longer love each other and is moving on with their lives.

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* "Space Cowboy" by Music/KaseyMusgraves Music/KaceyMusgraves is written from the perspective of the girlfriend who let her own lover goes using the imagery the old Western cowboys riding off to the sunset. Said imagery is both portrayed in a bittersweet manner: On one hand, the relationship between them is over and they likely will never see each other again... but both of them no longer love each other and is moving on with their lives.


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* Those Kotex commercials that pose the question "Why are tampon ads so obnoxious?" detail all the tricks tampon ads use, then immediately cut to scenes of exactly what they just said. Yes, it is a parody, but it still makes use of all the old tropes while at the same time making itself seem cooler than the other brands who are also using the same old tropes. Everyone is still wearing white pants and the liquid in the demonstration will never be any color but blue.
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* "Space Cowboy" by Music/KaseyMusgraves is written from the perspective of the girlfriend who let her own lover goes using the imagery the old Western cowboys riding off to the sunset. Said imagery is both portrayed in a bittersweet manner: On one hand, the relationship between them is over and they likely will never see each other again... but both of them no longer love each other and is moving on with their lives.

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* [[ComicBook/MsMarvel2014 Ms. Marvel]]'s origin story deconstructs and reconstructs the AscendedFanboy trope and the character's own status as an AffirmativeActionLegacy. Our heroine, Kamala Khan, is a daughter of Muslim Pakistani immigrants. She's regularly ostracized for her faith and heritage and fantasized about being "less complicated" so her peers will accept her. She finds escape in her passion for superheroes, especially [[ComicBook/CarolDanvers Captain Marvel]]. Then when she unexpectedly gets shape-shifting powers and turns into a younger Captain Marvel, she finds that being someone else only complicates matters further. It's exhausting to force herself to be a different person, and she finds her HealingFactor only works when she's in her own form. Kamala only comes into her own and saves the day when she realizes that her friend's best hope is for her to be the best version of herself, not a watered-down version of another hero.


* ''Film/KickAss'', at least in film version, used this trope. The first half of the movie was spent hammering in the message that being a superhero in the real world is equivalent to buying a one way ticket to getting ''your'' ass kicked. However, the second half with the showdown with the BigBad takes on a much lighter tone, showing that hey, maybe you'll get your ass kicked, but at least you'll be pretty damn awesome while trying to do justice. And, by the end of the movie, [[spoiler:more competent people have been inspired by Kick-Ass's feats of Badassery]].

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* ''Film/KickAss'', at least in the film version, used this trope. The first half of the movie was spent hammering in the message that being a superhero in the real world is equivalent to buying a one way ticket to getting ''your'' ass kicked. However, the second half with the showdown with the BigBad takes on a much lighter tone, showing that hey, maybe you'll get your ass kicked, but at least you'll be pretty damn awesome while trying to do justice. And, by the end of the movie, [[spoiler:more competent people have been inspired by Kick-Ass's feats of Badassery]].


* ''Fanfic/DearDiary'' is a Nuzlocke retelling of ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'', which is already arguably this trope (though some would say it just [[DebateAndSwitch dodged the issue]], which takes both the deconstruction and reconstruction aspects far further. This fan fiction underscores how insincere ThePowerOfFriendship is when one of the "friends is forcing the other to join them, fight and take risks while the other gets the luxury and glory, but then shows how amazing it can be when it's a reciprocal relationship, as shown by the genuinely happy and healthy relationships between Pokémon and trainer in Icirrus city where the trainers are willing to take risks as well, and [[spoiler:Lillil's]] dramatic defeat of [[spoiler:Goliath]], which she could never have done without ThePowerOfFriendship.

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* ''Fanfic/DearDiary'' is ''Fanfic/DearDiary'', a Nuzlocke retelling of ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'', which is already arguably this trope (though some would say it just [[DebateAndSwitch dodged the issue]], which takes both the deconstruction and reconstruction aspects far further. This fan fiction ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'':
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underscores how insincere ThePowerOfFriendship is when one of the "friends "friends" is forcing the other to join them, fight and take risks while the other former gets the luxury and glory, but then shows how amazing it can be when it's a reciprocal relationship, as shown by the genuinely happy and healthy relationships between Pokémon and trainer in Icirrus city where the trainers are willing to take risks as well, and [[spoiler:Lillil's]] dramatic defeat of [[spoiler:Goliath]], which she could never have done without ThePowerOfFriendship.

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* ''Fanfic/DearDiary'' is a Nuzlocke retelling of ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'', which is already arguably this trope (though some would say it just [[DebateAndSwitch dodged the issue]], which takes both the deconstruction and reconstruction aspects far further. This fan fiction underscores how insincere ThePowerOfFriendship is when one of the "friends is forcing the other to join them, fight and take risks while the other gets the luxury and glory, but then shows how amazing it can be when it's a reciprocal relationship, as shown by the genuinely happy and healthy relationships between Pokémon and trainer in Icirrus city where the trainers are willing to take risks as well, and [[spoiler:Lillil's]] dramatic defeat of [[spoiler:Goliath]], which she could never have done without ThePowerOfFriendship.
** It also deconstructs the concept of a Pokémon adventure. Being a Nuzlocke, it shows how the risks of a battling journey, no matter [[MadeOfIron how tough the Pokémon are]], will extend beyond just [[NonLethalKO fainting]], but the world is dangerous outside of an adventure and, for those who actually choose it rather than being forced, it can be a beautiful experience to face that danger for a purpose [[LivingIsMoreThanJustSurviving rather than just to survive]].


** The ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "Tacking Into The Wind" deconstructs and reconstructs the Klingon Empire within one episode. Ezri Dax points out to Worf that time and again, the Klingon Empire has never lived up to Worf's expectation, always corrupt and full of power-hungry men that Worf never fully trusted. Yet Worf in the end still believes his people can be the honorable and proud people they're meant to be, ''if'' they have the right leadership; he makes this happen by [[spoiler: killing the power-mad Gowron and installing the much more trusted and competent General Martok as leader of the council.]]

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** The ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "Tacking Into The Wind" deconstructs and reconstructs the Klingon Empire within one episode. Ezri Dax points out to Worf that time and again, the Klingon Empire has never lived up to Worf's expectation, always corrupt and full of power-hungry men that Worf never fully trusted. Yet Worf in the end still believes that under the right guidance, his people can be the honorable and proud people they're meant to be, ''if'' they have the right leadership; be; he makes this happen by [[spoiler: killing the power-mad Gowron and installing the much more trusted and competent honorable General Martok as leader of the council.Chancellor.]]


** The ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "Tacking Into The Wind" deconstructs and reconstructs the Klingon Empire within one episode. Ezri Dax points out to Worf that time and again, the Klingon Empire has never lived up to Worf's expectation, always corrupt and full of power-hungry men that Worf never fully trusted. Yet Worf in the end still believes his people can be the honorable and proud people they're meant to be, if they have the right leader; he makes this happen by [[spoiler: killing the power-mad Gowron and installing the much more trusted and competent General Martok as leader of the council.]]

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** The ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "Tacking Into The Wind" deconstructs and reconstructs the Klingon Empire within one episode. Ezri Dax points out to Worf that time and again, the Klingon Empire has never lived up to Worf's expectation, always corrupt and full of power-hungry men that Worf never fully trusted. Yet Worf in the end still believes his people can be the honorable and proud people they're meant to be, if ''if'' they have the right leader; leadership; he makes this happen by [[spoiler: killing the power-mad Gowron and installing the much more trusted and competent General Martok as leader of the council.]]


** The ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "Tacking Into The Wind" deconstructs and reconstructs the Klingon Empire within one episode. Ezri Dax points out to Worf that time and again, the Klingon Empire has never lived up to Worf's expectation, always corrupt and full of power-hungry men that Worf never fully trusted. Yet Worf in the end still believes his people can be the honorable and proud people by [[spoiler: killing the power-mad Gowron and putting the much more trusted General Martok as leader of the council.]]

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** The ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "Tacking Into The Wind" deconstructs and reconstructs the Klingon Empire within one episode. Ezri Dax points out to Worf that time and again, the Klingon Empire has never lived up to Worf's expectation, always corrupt and full of power-hungry men that Worf never fully trusted. Yet Worf in the end still believes his people can be the honorable and proud people they're meant to be, if they have the right leader; he makes this happen by [[spoiler: killing the power-mad Gowron and putting installing the much more trusted and competent General Martok as leader of the council.]]


* After the first episode of ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', it looks like it will be your standard MonsterOfTheWeek {{Shonen}} anime about a group of friends beating up monsters. But then it deconstructed heavily when [[AnyoneCanDie about 50% of named characters started dropping like flies]], there is little to no hope for victory, and [[HopelessWar everyone gives into the despair that they are inevitably going to be]] EatenAlive. Then [[spoiler: Eren turns into a Titan and starts beating the tar out of the other Titans]], and suddenly it is much less hopeless, and the audience is given reason to root for humanity again.

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* After the first episode of ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', it looks like it will be your standard MonsterOfTheWeek {{Shonen}} anime about a group of friends beating up monsters. But then it deconstructed heavily when [[AnyoneCanDie about 50% of named characters started dropping like flies]], there is little to no hope for victory, and [[HopelessWar everyone gives into the despair that they are inevitably going to be]] EatenAlive. Then [[spoiler: Eren turns into a Titan and starts beating the tar out of the other Titans]], Titans, and suddenly it is much less hopeless, and the audience is given reason to root for humanity again.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'': Optimus Prime's DarkAndTroubledPast, which still affects him to this day, shows what happens if a young hero is too lenient, naive, and innocent for his own good. Displaying too much of those good qualities to people who just don't deserve them means that [[TheHero Optimus]] leaves himself open to [[{{Jerkass}} jerks]] like [[HateSink Sentinel]] who find a way to take advantage of him and end up [[BeingGoodSucks ruining his life]] [[KarmaHoudini while they run scot-free]]. Despite this, [[TheIdealist Optimus]] continues to be a good person, and [[TheHerosJourney learns on his own how to become]] [[TheParagon the hero everyone was expecting him to be]] in spite of the odds and losses.

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