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-->"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."

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-->"You --->"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."



** There are benefits for evolving Pokemon, and there are benefits for not evolving them. Chapter 30 explores this in depth by taking an episode with the anime's common evolution based argument, "The Battling Eevee Brothers", and expanding it. The Brothers have legitimate reason to want Eevee to evolve that are entirely based on wanting the best for their brother, and their belligerent attitude is noted to be fueled by an outside pressure. While Ash and [[spoiler: Karen]] are able to make a strong point, their points are treated as just as valid as concerns the brothers have.

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** There are benefits for evolving Pokemon, and there are benefits for not evolving them. Chapter 30 explores this in depth by taking an episode with the anime's common evolution based argument, "The Battling Eevee Brothers", and expanding it. The Brothers have legitimate reason to want Eevee to evolve that are entirely based on wanting the best for their brother, and their belligerent attitude is noted to be fueled by an outside pressure. While Ash and [[spoiler: Karen]] are able to make a strong point, their points are treated as just as valid as the concerns the brothers have.



* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12354500/1/One-of-Those-Days One of Those Days]]'' takes [[FandomSpecificPlot the usual plotline of Snape becoming Harry's legal guardian and bonding]] and simultaneously tears apart the idea and builds it back up. Harry and Snape are both adamant against being forced to live under the same roof, and even though they do find connections with one another in the beginning, it doesn't mean Snape will stop [[IrrationalHatred hating Harry for his father's actions]] or that Harry will put his faith in a man who has bullied him for years. The reason they manage to bond in the first place is simple: they ''have'' to. A spell that was cast in the beginning makes it impossible for either of them to be far apart from each other and the only way to break the spell is to [[TeethClenchedTeamwork work together and overcome their hatred]] unless they want to be stuck with the spell forever.

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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12354500/1/One-of-Those-Days One of Those Days]]'' takes [[FandomSpecificPlot the usual plotline of Snape becoming Harry's legal guardian and bonding]] and simultaneously tears apart the idea and builds it back up. up.
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Harry and Snape are both adamant against being forced to live under the same roof, and even though they do find connections with one another in the beginning, it doesn't mean Snape will stop [[IrrationalHatred hating Harry for his father's actions]] or that Harry will put his faith in a man who has bullied him for years. The reason they manage to bond in the first place is simple: they ''have'' to. A spell that was cast in the beginning makes it impossible for either of them to be far apart from each other and the only way to break the spell is to [[TeethClenchedTeamwork work together and overcome their hatred]] unless they want to be stuck with the spell forever.



* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9195663/1/Forgotten-Bonds Forgotten Bonds]]'', which is written by the same author who wrote ''One of Those Days'', also shows how [[FandomSpecificPlot Slade forcing Robin to become his apprentice]] can still work. In other fics, Slade's actions would have successfully turned Robin evil or simply failed. His butler, Wintergreen, states that Slade's methods attempts will simply destroy Robin and cost Slade his perfect student. The solution is to use [[DesperatelyCravesAffection Robin's neglectful childhood thanks to Batman]] as an opportunity to connect with the hero. As a result, Slade's character is peeled away both literally and metaphorically as he uses Wintergreen's method. Instead of it being a case of StockholmSyndrome, Slade eventually wins Robin's trust and finds himself [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone truly remorseful for his previous attempts at gaining control]]. Meanwhile, Robin still retains his heroic morals and refuses to throw away ThouShallNotKill not because of Batman's teachings, but because of his [[spoiler: mother's beliefs that all life is precious.]] The end result? The fic turns from a cliche plotline to a father-son story where [[spoiler:[[LoveRedeems Slade ultimately retires as Deathstroke to be a father and to help Robin improve as a hero and a kid]]]] and starts reconciling with his family.
** 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 She is far from pleased with Slade's initial attempts, though, and calls Slade out on it in the sequel.]]]]
* [[https://archiveofourown.org/works/12805206/chapters/29228961 Harry Potter and the Lack of Lamb Sauce]] reconstructs Harry's friendship with Hermione and Ron: while the fic acknowledges that Harry's friendship with them can often involve more give his way than back, it is quite often a case of him needing more and that Harry not only does truly care for them and they care back, but that he will apologize for such a tendency and try to work to balance it out. The fic at no point presents Harry as utterly irredeemable for this friendship foible, but acknowledges it takes a bit for Harry to both acknowledge the issue exists and to stomach his pride enough to apologize for it.
* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2584001/1/Penance Penance]]'' is a rare example of the trope that is more bittersweet than hopeful, as it shows that Batman's often criticized ThouShaltNotKill rule can work...but only in certain circumstances and only if it is ensured that the guilty part can ''never'' harm others again. In short, the moment that [[spoiler: Batman is killed and turned into the Spectre, he doesn't kill the Joker at last as one would expect the Spectre to actually do, but uses his new powers to wrest control of the Joker's mind from the madman himself and [[AndIMustScream forces the Joker to watch his person do good deeds and be unable to harm anyone even if he wanted to]].]] The story ends with the concept that death isn't the only way to punish evil, with the additional implied message that with Great Power ComesGreatResponsibility.
* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama''
** ''Fanfic/CodeTotalDramaReality'' Of the infamous D[=/=]C[=/=]G love triangle, or as much as a fanfic can pull off. Gwen, realizing that she and Duncan didn't have much in common on a deeper level, reconsiders her relationship with him. She ultimately decides that a BetterAsFriends dynamic would be better when she sees Duncan and Trent fighting over her [[note]]and earlier, when Duncan revealed his true feelings in chapter 19[[/note]]. Duncan meanwhile never actually gave up on Courtney, but her controlling personality and her [[WellDoneSonGuy reliance on her parents' opinions]] became too much for him to deal with, prompting him to start his relationship with Gwen to make Courtney jealous. After seeing Courtney in danger in Lyoko however, Duncan properly apologizes for his behavior and the two slowly rebuild a bond over the course of 25 chapters. Courtney doesn't come away clean either, as she also comes to accept that while her intentions with Duncan were good, her treatment of him was insensitive. At this point she also sees Gwen in a new light as they [[FireForgedFriends become allies in Lyoko]].

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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9195663/1/Forgotten-Bonds Forgotten Bonds]]'', which is written by the same author who wrote ''One of Those Days'', also shows how [[FandomSpecificPlot Slade forcing Robin to become his apprentice]] can still work. In other fics, Slade's actions would have successfully turned Robin evil or simply failed. His butler, Wintergreen, states that Slade's methods attempts will simply destroy Robin and cost Slade his perfect student. The solution is to use [[DesperatelyCravesAffection Robin's neglectful childhood thanks to Batman]] as an opportunity to connect with the hero. As a result, Slade's character is peeled away both literally and metaphorically as he uses Wintergreen's method. Instead of it being a case of StockholmSyndrome, Slade eventually wins Robin's trust and finds himself [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone truly remorseful for his previous attempts at gaining control]]. Meanwhile, Robin still retains his heroic morals and refuses to throw away ThouShallNotKill not because of Batman's teachings, but because of his [[spoiler: mother's [[spoiler:mother's beliefs that all life is precious.]] precious]]. The end result? The fic turns from a cliche plotline to a father-son story where [[spoiler:[[LoveRedeems Slade ultimately retires as Deathstroke to be a father and to help Robin improve as a hero and a kid]]]] and starts reconciling with his family.
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family. 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 [[spoiler:[[RealityEnsues She is far from pleased with Slade's initial attempts, though, and calls Slade out on it in the sequel.]]]]
* [[https://archiveofourown.org/works/12805206/chapters/29228961 Harry Potter and the Lack of Lamb Sauce]] reconstructs Harry's friendship with Hermione and Ron: while the fic acknowledges that Harry's friendship with them can often involve more give his way than back, it is quite often a case of him needing more and that Harry not only does truly care for them and they care back, but that he will apologize for such a tendency and try to work to balance it out. The fic at no point presents Harry as utterly irredeemable for this friendship foible, but acknowledges it takes a bit for Harry to both acknowledge the issue exists and to stomach his pride enough to apologize for it.
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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2584001/1/Penance Penance]]'' is a rare example of the trope that is more bittersweet than hopeful, as it shows that Batman's often criticized ThouShaltNotKill rule can work... but only in certain circumstances and only if it is ensured that the guilty part can ''never'' harm others again. In short, the moment that [[spoiler: Batman [[spoiler:Batman is killed and turned into the Spectre, he doesn't kill the Joker at last as one would expect the Spectre to actually do, but uses his new powers to wrest control of the Joker's mind from the madman himself and [[AndIMustScream forces the Joker to watch his person do good deeds and be unable to harm anyone even if he wanted to]].]] to]]]]. The story ends with the concept that death isn't the only way to punish evil, with the additional implied message that with Great Power ComesGreatResponsibility.
* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama''
''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'':
** ''Fanfic/CodeTotalDramaReality'' ''Fanfic/CodeTotalDramaReality'': Of the infamous D[=/=]C[=/=]G love triangle, or as much as a fanfic can pull off. Gwen, realizing that she and Duncan didn't have much in common on a deeper level, reconsiders her relationship with him. She ultimately decides that a BetterAsFriends dynamic would be better when she sees Duncan and Trent fighting over her [[note]]and earlier, when Duncan revealed his true feelings in chapter 19[[/note]]. Duncan meanwhile never actually gave up on Courtney, but her controlling personality and her [[WellDoneSonGuy reliance on her parents' opinions]] became too much for him to deal with, prompting him to start his relationship with Gwen to make Courtney jealous. After seeing Courtney in danger in Lyoko however, Duncan properly apologizes for his behavior and the two slowly rebuild a bond over the course of 25 chapters. Courtney doesn't come away clean either, as she also comes to accept that while her intentions with Duncan were good, her treatment of him was insensitive. At this point she also sees Gwen in a new light as they [[FireForgedFriends become allies in Lyoko]].



** ''Fanfic/MonsterChronicles'': While heavily Deconstructed over the course of the first story, Duncan's character is also reconstructed in the second half of Voodoo's Disciple. After realizing how foolish he'd been acting, Duncan decides stopping Cedric is more important then his bad boy image, and he does everything in his power to stop him and ultimately decides to go straight. By embracing his good side and doing the right thing, he was able to stop Cedric and turn his life around. He broke up with Gwen shortly after World Tour but still maintains their friendship, unlike in canon where Gwen can't stand him. He got a new girlfriend outside of the game, and developed a more positive relationship with his family.
* The {{Crossover}} ''Fanfic/AKnightsTaleAsInquisitor'' reconstructs the idea of someone from our world being transported into a StandardFantasySetting or MedievalEuropeanFantasy on [[TrappedInAnotherWorld another world]]. Our protagonist ''isn't'' from the modern day of Earth, but hails from TheTimeOfMyths and DarkAgeEurope era, meaning that [[ExperiencedProtagonist she's already been acquainted with more fantastical elements]] and avoids the usual CultureClash and other such problems a character from Earth would face in your average isekai story.

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** ''Fanfic/MonsterChronicles'': While heavily Deconstructed over the course of the first story, Duncan's character is also reconstructed in the second half of Voodoo's Disciple. After realizing how foolish he'd been acting, Duncan decides stopping Cedric is more important then than his bad boy image, and he does everything in his power to stop him and ultimately decides to go straight. By embracing his good side and doing the right thing, he was he's able to stop Cedric and turn his life around. He broke breaks up with Gwen shortly after World Tour but still maintains their friendship, unlike in canon where Gwen can't stand him. He got gets a new girlfriend outside of the game, and developed develops a more positive relationship with his family.
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* The {{Crossover}} ''Fanfic/AKnightsTaleAsInquisitor'' reconstructs the idea of someone from our world being transported into a StandardFantasySetting or MedievalEuropeanFantasy on [[TrappedInAnotherWorld another world]]. Our protagonist ''isn't'' from the modern day of Earth, but hails from TheTimeOfMyths and DarkAgeEurope era, meaning that [[ExperiencedProtagonist she's already been acquainted with more fantastical elements]] and avoids the usual CultureClash and other such problems a character from Earth would face in your average isekai story.



* ''Literature/TheCanterburyTales'' seems to do this with the courtly love genre in the ''Franklin's Tale''. Chaucer had parodied the genre in both the ''Miller's Tale'' and the [[StylisticSuck deliberately sucky]] ''Tale of Sir Topas'' (which Chaucer [[TheDanza assigned to himself]]). The ''Franklin's Tale'' Reconstructs it by keeping the postive genre element of celebrating honorable conduct, but jettisons the genre's stance that love only exists outside of marriage.

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* ''Literature/TheCanterburyTales'' seems to do this with the courtly love genre in the ''Franklin's Tale''. Chaucer had parodied the genre in both the ''Miller's Tale'' and the [[StylisticSuck deliberately sucky]] ''Tale of Sir Topas'' (which Chaucer [[TheDanza assigned to himself]]). The ''Franklin's Tale'' Reconstructs reconstructs it by keeping the postive positive genre element of celebrating honorable conduct, but jettisons the genre's stance that love only exists outside of marriage.



* Charles Dickens' ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'' actually deconstructed the idealistic Self Made Man with Ebeneezer Scrooge, a man who had become wealthy through greed and at the expense of other people. However Scrooge learned the error of his ways and became a good person and thus an idealistic Self Made Man.
* ''Literature/{{Sunshine}}'' by Robin [=McKinley=] may be a reconstruction of urban fantasy and vampire books. Instead of accepting a secret world of magic or trying to rationalize it, it's thrown out: vampires and magic have always been around. Enough names are droppped to indicate that history hasn't remained the same, it's a different world than ours, but the protagonist is young and focus-minded enough that the author can get away without describing the details. Magical superpredators of humans (vampires) come across as physically and mentally alien - though they can pass when they need to.
* Cho Chang in ''Literature/HarryPotter'' served to deconstruct the RelationshipSue trope by being Harry's perfect match - with whom he ended being incompatible. Ginny Weasley on the other hand reconstructed the idea. She realised Harry would never be interested in her and instead settled for becoming a better friend to him. Because of that, Harry finally starts noticing her and [[spoiler: they end up HappilyMarried with three kids]]. It goes to show that the RelationshipSue can exist as a person outside of being someone's perfect match and reminds people why ending up with one of these characters would be a good thing.
* Creator/SimonaAhrnstedt:
** Despite how all her first three novels are about the upper classes and their extravagant parties and their beautiful clothes, Simona loves to deconstruct the idea that material wealth and money will automatically make you happy. Beatrice in "Överenskommelser", Illiana in "Betvingade" and Gabriel in "De skandalösa" all grew up in rich but very abusive households. Seth in "Överenskommelser" and Markus in "Betvingade" have become rich through their own efforts, but that also means that many people will look down on them as irritating upstarts. The story will always end on a happy note though, as the protagonists can move on and become happily married. [[SweetAndSourGrapes And yeah, of course they will still be rich!]]
** Lily Tremaine in "Överenskommelser" is a reconstruction of the GoldDigger. She was stupid enough to turn down Seth's proposal and ends up in an abusive marriage with a British lord, but she can later find happiness with a new man.

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* Charles Dickens' ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'' actually deconstructed the idealistic Self Made Man SelfMadeMan with Ebeneezer Scrooge, a man who had become wealthy through greed and at the expense of other people. However However, Scrooge learned learns the error of his ways and became becomes a good person and thus an idealistic Self Made Man.
SelfMadeMan.
* ''Literature/{{Sunshine}}'' by Robin [=McKinley=] may be a reconstruction of urban fantasy and vampire books. Instead of accepting a secret world of magic or trying to rationalize it, it's thrown out: vampires and magic have always been around. Enough names are droppped dropped to indicate that history hasn't remained the same, it's a different world than ours, but the protagonist is young and focus-minded enough that the author can get away without describing the details. Magical superpredators of humans (vampires) come across as physically and mentally alien - though they can pass when they need to.
* Cho Chang in ''Literature/HarryPotter'' served serves to deconstruct the RelationshipSue trope by being Harry's perfect match - with whom he ended ends being incompatible. Ginny Weasley on the other hand reconstructed reconstructs the idea. She realised realises Harry would will never be interested in her and instead settled settles for becoming a better friend to him. Because of that, Harry finally starts noticing her and [[spoiler: they [[spoiler:they end up HappilyMarried with three kids]]. It goes to show that the RelationshipSue can exist as a person outside of being someone's perfect match and reminds people why ending up with one of these characters would be a good thing.
* Creator/SimonaAhrnstedt:
Creator/SimonaAhrnstedt:
** Despite how all her first three novels are about the upper classes and their extravagant parties and their beautiful clothes, Simona loves to deconstruct the idea that material wealth and money will automatically make you happy. Beatrice in "Överenskommelser", Illiana in "Betvingade" "Betvingade", and Gabriel in "De skandalösa" all grew up in rich but very abusive households. Seth in "Överenskommelser" and Markus in "Betvingade" have become rich through their own efforts, but that also means that many people will look down on them as irritating upstarts. The story will always end on a happy note though, as the protagonists can move on and become happily married. [[SweetAndSourGrapes And yeah, of course they will still be rich!]]
rich!]]
** Lily Tremaine in "Överenskommelser" is a reconstruction of the GoldDigger. She was She's stupid enough to turn down Seth's proposal and ends up in an abusive marriage with a British lord, but she can later manages to find happiness with a new man.



** Beatrice and Seth are a reconstruction of CantSpitItOut and WrongAssumption. They have misunderstood each other completely over and over (she believed that he was a [[TheCasanova Casanova]], he believed that she's a GoldDigger), and it has awful consequences especially for her. But they can work things out eventtually and have a HappyEnding.
** Seth also serves as a reconstruction of the NouveauRiche. Many people think that he's an irritating upstart, who spends an insane amount of money on women, and the OldMoney generally despise him. And it does not help that he can be unnecessarily mean and proud. But it soon becomes clear to the reader, that there is more depth to him than that, and in the end, he becomes happily married to Beatrice
** As a whole, "Överenskommelser" is a GenreDeconstruction of the RomanceNovel. Many of the old clichés are there, but we get good reasons as to ''why'' these clichés would happen. Why exactly is it so hard for Beatrice and Seth to admit their feelings for each other? Well, Beatrice is too afraid to tell Seth the truth about her awful situation because her EvilUncle has threatened her and her friends. And as for Seth, he is too afraid to take chances because Lily Tremaine had dumped him and broken his heart in the past. And we also have Beatrice's uncle and cousin, who will do anything to destroy their happiness. So it becomes very hard for them to untangle all the misunderstandings. And we also see the consequences of this, when Beatrice in particular has to suffer from it. But it becomes a Reconstruction in the end, when Beatrice and Seth can work things out and have a HappyEnding.

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** Beatrice and Seth are a reconstruction of CantSpitItOut and WrongAssumption. They have misunderstood misunderstand each other completely over and over (she believed believes that he was he's a [[TheCasanova Casanova]], he believed believes that she's a GoldDigger), and it has awful consequences especially for her. But they can work things out eventtually eventually and have a HappyEnding.
** Seth also serves as a reconstruction of the NouveauRiche. Many people think that he's an irritating upstart, upstart who spends an insane amount of money on women, and the OldMoney generally despise him. And him, and it does not help that he can be unnecessarily mean and proud. But it soon becomes clear to the reader, reader that there is more depth to him than that, and in the end, he becomes happily married to Beatrice
Beatrice.
** As a whole, "Överenskommelser" is a GenreDeconstruction of the RomanceNovel. Many of the old clichés are there, but we get good reasons as to ''why'' these clichés would happen. Why exactly is it so hard for Beatrice and Seth to admit their feelings for each other? Well, Beatrice is too afraid to tell Seth the truth about her awful situation because her EvilUncle has threatened her and her friends. And as for Seth, he is too afraid to take chances because Lily Tremaine had dumped him and broken his heart in the past. And we We also have Beatrice's uncle and cousin, who will do anything to destroy their happiness. So happiness, so it becomes very hard for them to untangle all the misunderstandings. And we We also see the consequences of this, when Beatrice in particular has to suffer from it. But it becomes a Reconstruction in the end, when Beatrice and Seth can work things out and have a HappyEnding.



* Book 7 of ''Literature/RangersApprentice'' reconstructs the idea of being apprenticed to a RenownedSelectiveMentor. On the one hand, [[TheHero Will]] starts getting incredibly nervous about his graduation and the idea of moving out from under Halt's wing, when the latter seems to always know exactly what to do and say, and is exceptionally ShroudedInMyth even by the standards of the already ShroudedInMyth Ranger Corps. However, he comes to realize throughout the story that, having spent close to five years at his mentor's side, he is skilled enough to handle any challenge...and while he will make mistakes, he also has the maturity and the capability to learn from and grow beyond them.

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* Book 7 of ''Literature/RangersApprentice'' reconstructs the idea of being apprenticed to a RenownedSelectiveMentor. On the one hand, [[TheHero Will]] starts getting incredibly nervous about his graduation and the idea of moving out from under Halt's wing, when the latter seems to always know exactly what to do and say, and is exceptionally ShroudedInMyth even by the standards of the already ShroudedInMyth Ranger Corps. However, he comes to realize throughout the story that, having spent close to five years at his mentor's side, he is skilled enough to handle any challenge... and while he will make mistakes, he also has the maturity and the capability to learn from and grow beyond them. them.



* ''Series/{{Arrowverse}}''.
** After decades of superheroes becoming "serious" DarkerAndEdgier [[AntiHero Anti-Heroes]] who are full of angst over having powers and are somewhat grounded in reality, the eponymous ''Series/TheFlash2014'' rebuilds the type of superheroes who functions on GoodFeelsGood basis. He is also a hero despite of his tragic backstory not because of it, who lives in a fantastical setting and isn't afraid to get a little silly along the way. The Silver Age FriendlyEnemy relationship with his RoguesGallery also shows up, mostly with Leonard Snart/Captain Cold, and made more plausible in that The Flash recognizes a lot of them as having redeeming qualities and is trying to protect them from themselves. At the same time, it doesn't shy away from the fact that some of the villains (such as [[ComicBook/EobardThawne Reverse-Flash]] and especially [[ComicBook/HunterZolomon Zoom]]) are brutal monsters who can kill dozens of people with no issues.
** The Earth-2 AlternateSelf of [[ComicBook/BlackCanary Dinah Laurel Lance]] reconstructs the BackupTwin and AntiHeroSubstitute concepts. She's originally an EvilDoppelganger who is forced to do a DeadpersonImpersonation of her DeadAlternateCounterpart out of necessity. Most of her late doppelganger's friends detest her and she scoffs at the idea of being turned into a ReplacementGoldfish. However, living the life of her late counterpart and interacting with these people helped her regain her diminishing humanity and ultimately made her a better person without her losing her own identity.

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* ''Series/{{Arrowverse}}''.
''Series/{{Arrowverse}}'':
** After decades of superheroes becoming "serious" DarkerAndEdgier [[AntiHero Anti-Heroes]] who are full of angst over having powers and are somewhat grounded in reality, the eponymous ''Series/TheFlash2014'' rebuilds the type of superheroes who functions on GoodFeelsGood basis. He is also a hero despite of his tragic backstory backstory, not because of it, who lives in a fantastical setting setting, and isn't afraid to get a little silly along the way. The Silver Age FriendlyEnemy relationship with his RoguesGallery also shows up, mostly with Leonard Snart/Captain Cold, and made more plausible in that The Flash recognizes a lot of them as having redeeming qualities and is trying to protect them from themselves. At the same time, it doesn't shy away from the fact that some of the villains (such as [[ComicBook/EobardThawne Reverse-Flash]] and especially [[ComicBook/HunterZolomon Zoom]]) are brutal monsters who can kill dozens of people with no issues.
issues.
** The Earth-2 AlternateSelf of [[ComicBook/BlackCanary Dinah Laurel Lance]] reconstructs the BackupTwin and AntiHeroSubstitute concepts. She's originally an EvilDoppelganger who is forced to do a DeadpersonImpersonation of her DeadAlternateCounterpart out of necessity. Most of her late doppelganger's friends detest her and she scoffs at the idea of being turned into a ReplacementGoldfish. However, living the life of her late counterpart and interacting with these people helped helps her regain her diminishing humanity and ultimately made makes her a better person without her losing her own identity.



** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E1RemembranceOfTheDaleks "Remembrance of the Daleks"]] was the first time the Daleks were reconstructed on the show — however, since it was made at a point where ''Doctor Who'' was at a low point with regards to its popularity with low viewing figures, it was decided that the audience would need a refresher course in "Why Daleks Are Actually Scary". Interestingly enough, in the Daleks' first appearances in comics during the '60s, they were already shown flying.
** After the years and years of mockery and criticism of the Daleks, mainly regarding their impractical design and their weapons, the episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E6Dalek "Dalek"]] addresses these criticisms to return the Daleks back to their previous threat level, by taking these criticisms and turning them on their head.
** After several seasons of gradually deconstructing the Doctor and revealing what a dangerous, threatening presence he could be, and how many of his enemies rise as a result of their sheer terror of him, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E13TheWeddingOfRiverSong "The Wedding of River Song"]] begins a reconstruction of him; upon what looks like the increasing inevitability of the Doctor's death, one of his companions sends out a distress signal to everyone he's ever helped — and everyone he's ever helped basically responds with "we'll do whatever we can to help." For all that he has his dark side, he's still devoted his life to protecting the innocent and those who can't protect themselves, and is rightly loved by them as a result. Afterwards, he resolves to "step back into the shadows", and while [[DoomMagnet this lasts]] [[ChronicHeroSyndrome about as well as you'd expect]], it does reconstruct the idea of the Doctor as "just a man in a box, travelling, helping out" after previous seasons had him become TheDreaded and an in-universe MemeticBadass.
** The NightmareRetardant Mondasian Cybermen with their silly sing-song voices, faces like carnival laughing clowns, overly bulky chest packs and headunits like handlebars are made to look creepy again in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E11WorldEnoughAndTime "World Enough and Time"]] by showing the full horror of the cyberconversion process.

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** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E1RemembranceOfTheDaleks "Remembrance "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E1RemembranceOfTheDaleks Remembrance of the Daleks"]] Daleks]]" was the first time the Daleks were reconstructed on the show — however, since it was made at a point where ''Doctor Who'' was at a low point with regards to its popularity with low viewing figures, it was decided that the audience would need a refresher course in "Why Daleks Are Actually Scary". Interestingly enough, in the Daleks' first appearances in comics during the '60s, they were already shown flying.
** After the years and years of mockery and criticism of the Daleks, mainly regarding their impractical design and their weapons, the episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E6Dalek "Dalek"]] addresses "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E6Dalek Dalek]]" addressed these criticisms to return the Daleks back to their previous threat level, level by taking these said criticisms and turning them on their head.
** After several seasons of gradually deconstructing the Doctor and revealing what a dangerous, threatening presence he could be, and how many of his enemies rise as a result of their sheer terror of him, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E13TheWeddingOfRiverSong "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E13TheWeddingOfRiverSong The Wedding of River Song"]] Song]]" begins a reconstruction of him; upon what looks like the increasing inevitability of the Doctor's death, one of his companions sends out a distress signal to everyone he's ever helped — and everyone he's ever helped basically responds with "we'll do whatever we can to help." For all that he has his dark side, he's still devoted his life to protecting the innocent and those who can't protect themselves, and is rightly loved by them as a result. Afterwards, he resolves to "step back into the shadows", and while [[DoomMagnet this lasts]] [[ChronicHeroSyndrome about as well as you'd expect]], it does reconstruct the idea of the Doctor as "just a man in a box, travelling, helping out" after previous seasons had him become TheDreaded and an in-universe MemeticBadass.
** The NightmareRetardant Mondasian Cybermen with their silly sing-song voices, faces like carnival laughing clowns, overly bulky chest packs packs, and headunits like handlebars are made to look creepy again in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E11WorldEnoughAndTime "World "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E11WorldEnoughAndTime World Enough and Time"]] Time]]" by showing the full horror of the cyberconversion process. process.



** While ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'' is more of a {{Deconstruction}} than a Reconstruction, it manages to take two tropes that the fanbase hates and gives us a reason ''why'' we enjoyed them in the first place. The tropes it reconstructed are PoorCommunicationKills, which shows the audience clear reasons ''why'' people would effectively shoot communication in the foot, and the MonsterOfTheWeek format, in which, while it still sticks to the format somewhat, it doesn't do it in a way that derails the plot and make it feel more like two-part stories than a one episode story that was forced to drag on to two parts.
** On the other hand, ''Series/KamenRiderDrive'' reconstructs many concepts of the [[Franchise/KamenRider franchise]] itself, since the show is going back to the classic nature of the Showa era. It also reconstructs several themes deconstructed by previous shows, especially that of Gaim.

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** While ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'' is more of a {{Deconstruction}} than a Reconstruction, reconstruction, it manages to take two tropes that the fanbase hates and gives us a reason ''why'' we enjoyed them in the first place. The tropes it reconstructed reconstructs are PoorCommunicationKills, which shows the audience clear reasons ''why'' people would effectively shoot communication in the foot, and the MonsterOfTheWeek format, in which, while it still sticks to the format somewhat, it doesn't do it in a way that derails the plot and make it feel more like two-part stories than a one episode one-episode story that was forced to drag on to two parts.
** On the other hand, ''Series/KamenRiderDrive'' reconstructs many concepts of the [[Franchise/KamenRider franchise]] itself, since the show is was going back to the classic nature of the Showa era.era at the time. It also reconstructs several themes deconstructed by previous shows, especially that of Gaim.



** It took a hard look at ProudMerchantRace the Ferengi and rebuilt them into a more solid fictional society - without them ever deciding that human or Federation values were innately superior to theirs. For instance, women's lib kicked in as much for practical reasons (more workers, a bigger consumer base) as ethical ones. Also, the Ferengi have ''never'' had wars with the scale or the frequency of Earth's, nor have they ever practiced slavery of their own kind (unpaid workers can't buy anything.)
** It also spent a lot of time exploring what the characters of a utopian society like the Federation would really do if they were faced with having to resort to morally ambiguous or even plain deplorable means (e.g. "In the Pale Moonlight") to rescue that society in an all-out war against TheEmpire. Everyone is portrayed as a shade of gray, until Sisko and the Cardassian war criminal Gul Dukat confront each other in "Waltz" and Dukat realizes he should have fulfilled his dreams of total genocide on Bajor after all. Even a GrayAndGrayMorality setting can still [[BlackAndGrayMorality have genuinely evil characters]].

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** It took a hard look at ProudMerchantRace the Ferengi and rebuilt them into a more solid fictional society - without them ever deciding that human or Federation values were innately superior to theirs. For instance, women's lib kicked in as much for practical reasons (more workers, a bigger consumer base) as ethical ones. Also, the Ferengi have ''never'' had wars with the scale or the frequency of Earth's, nor have they ever practiced slavery of their own kind (unpaid workers can't buy anything.)
anything).
** It also spent spends a lot of time exploring what the characters of a utopian society like the Federation would really do if they were faced with having to resort to morally ambiguous or even plain deplorable means (e.g. "In the Pale Moonlight") to rescue that society in an all-out war against TheEmpire. Everyone is portrayed as a shade of gray, until Sisko and the Cardassian war criminal Gul Dukat confront each other in "Waltz" and Dukat realizes that he should have fulfilled his dreams of total genocide on Bajor after all. Even a GrayAndGrayMorality setting can still [[BlackAndGrayMorality have genuinely evil characters]].



* Neoclassicism (think of Music/BenjaminBritten) is a reconstruction of pre-romatic classical music. Its composers didn't follow the daring harmonic approach of Music/RichardWagner or Music/ArnoldSchoenberg and continued to compose "beautiful" music unlike their dissonant or even atonal contemporaries.
* Composer Music/IgorStravinsky had a DeconReconSwitch: His most popular work is the dissonant and initially highly controverial ''[[Theatre/TheRiteOfSpring Le Sacre du printemps]]'', while his later work cofounded Neoclassicism.
* Music/SufjanStevens' yearly ''Songs For Christmas'' [=EP=]'s were a personal reconstruction of Christmas Music for Sufjan: his attempt to capture the sublime melancholy of Christmas music at its best, and to come to terms with the {{Glurge}} of the holiday season. (Sufjan had previously dismissed Christmas itself as a social construct.)

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* Neoclassicism (think of Music/BenjaminBritten) is a reconstruction of pre-romatic pre-romantic classical music. Its composers didn't follow the daring harmonic approach of Music/RichardWagner or Music/ArnoldSchoenberg and continued to compose "beautiful" music unlike their dissonant or even atonal contemporaries.
* Composer Music/IgorStravinsky had a DeconReconSwitch: His most popular work is the dissonant and initially highly controverial controversial ''[[Theatre/TheRiteOfSpring Le Sacre du printemps]]'', while his later work cofounded co-founded Neoclassicism.
* Music/SufjanStevens' yearly ''Songs For Christmas'' [=EP=]'s [=EP=]s were a personal reconstruction of Christmas Music for Sufjan: his attempt to capture the sublime melancholy of Christmas music at its best, and to come to terms with the {{Glurge}} of the holiday season. (Sufjan had previously dismissed Christmas itself as a social construct.)



* Music/MonsterMagnet is another reconstruction of classic rock, as are the Hellacopters. (especially on their early albums)
* Music/TheDarkness, with their five minute guitar solos and soaring falsettos is either a reconstruction or brilliant parody of Glam Metal.
* Rappers like Music/FiftyCent, Boyz n da Hood, et al were supposed to be a reconstruction of hardcore hip-hop in the mainstream. But it never really caught on. Likely because of the lack of mainstream media support. Although "fiddy" [[LighterAndSofter defied]] this with radio friendly songs like "In da Club", "Candy Shop" etc.

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* Music/MonsterMagnet is another reconstruction of classic rock, as are the Hellacopters. (especially Hellacopters, especially on their early albums)
albums.
* Music/TheDarkness, with their five minute five-minute guitar solos and soaring falsettos falsettos, is either a reconstruction or brilliant parody of Glam Metal.
* Rappers like Music/FiftyCent, Boyz n da Hood, et al were supposed to be a reconstruction of hardcore hip-hop in the mainstream. But mainstream, but it never really caught on. Likely on, likely because of the lack of mainstream media support. Although However, "fiddy" [[LighterAndSofter defied]] this with radio friendly radio-friendly songs like "In da Club", "Candy Shop" etc.



* Hegelian dialectic, usually presented in a threefold manner, was often presented as compromising three dialectical stages of development: The thesis is an intellectual proposition. The antithesis is simply the negation of the thesis (the {{Deconstruction}}), a reaction to the proposition. The synthesis solves the conflict between the thesis and antithesis by reconciling their common truths and forming a new thesis, starting the process over (the Reconstruction, forming a CyclicalTrope). \\
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Another version that was used by Hegel is Abstract-Negative-Concrete. The formula, thesis-antithesis-synthesis, does not explain why the thesis requires an Antithesis. However, the formula, abstract-negative-concrete, suggests a flaw, or perhaps an incomplete-ness, in any initial thesis—it is too abstract and lacks the negative of trial, error and experience (An example is the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism Versus Realism. The Ideal is the Abstract, the Negative is how cynics deconstruct the Abstract with ''Reductio Ad Absurdum'' and reveal it as unrealistic. Reconstruction occurs when preserving the useful portion of the deconstructed idea, while modifying it to allow it to move beyond its limitations).

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* Hegelian dialectic, usually presented in a threefold manner, was often presented as compromising three dialectical stages of development: The thesis is an intellectual proposition. The antithesis is simply the negation of the thesis (the {{Deconstruction}}), a reaction to the proposition. The synthesis solves the conflict between the thesis and antithesis by reconciling their common truths and forming a new thesis, starting the process over (the Reconstruction, forming a CyclicalTrope). \\\n\\\n\\\
Another version that was used by Hegel is Abstract-Negative-Concrete. The formula, thesis-antithesis-synthesis, does not explain why the thesis requires an Antithesis. However, the formula, abstract-negative-concrete, suggests a flaw, or perhaps an incomplete-ness, in any initial thesis—it is too abstract and lacks the negative of trial, error and experience (An (an example is the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism Versus Realism. The Ideal is the Abstract, the Negative is how cynics deconstruct the Abstract with ''Reductio Ad Absurdum'' and reveal it as unrealistic. Reconstruction occurs when preserving the useful portion of the deconstructed idea, while modifying it to allow it to move beyond its limitations).



* In the wake of such incidents as the steroids scandal, numerous sudden deaths of wrestlers under fifty and the Wrestling/ChrisBenoit MurderSuicide, the Wrestling/{{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 90s]]; banning blading, pushing squeaky-clean stars like Wrestling/{{Rey Mysterio|Jr}} 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 fifty, and the Wrestling/ChrisBenoit MurderSuicide, the Wrestling/{{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 90s]]; banning blading, pushing squeaky-clean stars like Wrestling/{{Rey Mysterio|Jr}} 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.



* While the 2013 stage musical ''Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' presents the character of Willy Wonka - long notorious for his CallousnessTowardsEmergency, SkewedPriorities, and [[NoSympathy lack of sympathy for those who disobey his warnings]] - as an AmbiguouslyEvil AntiHero who may actually be mentally ill, unlike other adaptations it explores ''why'' he's devoted his life to making absurd, whimsical sweets and turning a factory into TheWonderland, and the reasons given [[ForHappiness turn out to be]] [[DoingItForTheArt rather beautiful]]. As well, while the novel and most other versions have him seeking a good, obedient child who won't change the way his factory is run to serve as his heir, this version has him seeking a child who [[spoiler: is kind, knows better than to fool with what he shouldn't...'''and''' has his own creative ideas and determination to share them even if it means breaking a silly rule or two. The show ends with Mr. Wonka immediately making Charlie the new boss and leaving so that the boy, with the help of his family and the Oompa-Loompas, can continue Mr. Wonka's work in his own unique way]].

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* While the 2013 stage musical ''Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' presents the character of Willy Wonka - long notorious for his CallousnessTowardsEmergency, SkewedPriorities, and [[NoSympathy lack of sympathy for those who disobey his warnings]] - as an AmbiguouslyEvil AntiHero who may actually be mentally ill, unlike other adaptations it explores ''why'' he's devoted his life to making absurd, whimsical sweets and turning a factory into TheWonderland, and the reasons given [[ForHappiness turn out to be]] [[DoingItForTheArt rather beautiful]]. As well, while the novel and most other versions have him seeking a good, obedient child who won't change the way his factory is run to serve as his heir, this version has him seeking a child who [[spoiler: is [[spoiler:is kind, knows better than to fool with what he shouldn't...shouldn't... '''and''' has his own creative ideas and determination to share them even if it means breaking a silly rule or two. The show ends with Mr. Wonka immediately making Charlie the new boss and leaving so that the boy, with the help of his family and the Oompa-Loompas, can continue Mr. Wonka's work in his own unique way]].way.]]



* ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'' to ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasyBattle'', the original setting comes as a deconstruction of many classic fantasy tropes, with the Forces of Chaos eventually winning, killing the order-aligned gods and destroying the world despite the heroes doing their best to stop them. In the new setting it seems the scenario is repeating itself and Chaos is taking hold of the new reality once more, having conquered 7 of the 8 Mortal Realms, that is until [[HopeBringer Sigmar]], [[DeityOfHumanOrigin one of the surviving heroes of the previous setting and now a fully empowered celestial god]], launches a massive counter-invasion from his previously isolated Realm, literally sending TheArmiesOfHeaven to take on the enemy, every one of his Stormcast Eternals is a [[CameBackStrong nearly-killed hero saved by Sigmar and empowered to match the worst Chaos can throw at them]], while a real victory over Chaos is in no way certain and the war is far from over as [[HopeCrusher Archaon]], the main champion of the Gods of Chaos, is starting to move against Sigmar's armies, [[HopeSpringsEternal hope and civilization has finally returned to the once lost Mortal Realms]].

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* ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'' to ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasyBattle'', the ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasyBattle''. The original setting comes as a deconstruction of many classic fantasy tropes, with the Forces of Chaos eventually winning, killing the order-aligned gods gods, and destroying the world world, despite the heroes doing their best to stop them. In the new setting it seems the scenario is repeating itself and Chaos is taking hold of the new reality once more, having conquered 7 of the 8 Mortal Realms, that is until [[HopeBringer Sigmar]], [[DeityOfHumanOrigin one of the surviving heroes of the previous setting and now a fully empowered celestial god]], launches a massive counter-invasion from his previously isolated Realm, literally sending TheArmiesOfHeaven to take on the enemy, every one of his Stormcast Eternals is a [[CameBackStrong nearly-killed hero saved by Sigmar and empowered to match the worst Chaos can throw at them]], while them]]. While a real victory over Chaos is in no way certain and the war is far from over as [[HopeCrusher Archaon]], the main champion of the Gods of Chaos, is starting to move against Sigmar's armies, [[HopeSpringsEternal hope and civilization has finally returned to the once lost Mortal Realms]].



** After deconstructing ThePaladin with Miko Miyazaki [[spoiler: with disastrous in-story consequences]], the author went out of his way to showcase "everything right about the paladin" in O-Chul, demonstrating that the very same tropes that led to Miko's corruption could also be applied practically when in the right hands and create a truly heroic and righteous character.
*** And that character, in turn, Reconstructs just how much a person would have to survive in order to become a MemeticBadass.
* ''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 lose all sense of morality and even enjoy the death and pain they cause.

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** After deconstructing ThePaladin with Miko Miyazaki [[spoiler: with [[spoiler:with disastrous in-story consequences]], the author went out of his way to showcase "everything right about the paladin" in O-Chul, demonstrating that the very same tropes that led to Miko's corruption could also be applied practically when in the right hands and create a truly heroic and righteous character.
*** And that
character. That character, in turn, Reconstructs reconstructs just how much a person would have to survive in order to become a MemeticBadass.
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' reconstructs AlwaysChaoticEvil with the aberrations 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 lose all sense of morality and even enjoy the death and pain they cause.



** It started off with heroes discussing their movies, to heroes discussing their movies while socialising, to Lex Luthor attacking the heroes while they're trying to socialise, and has since built up a canon of jokes and joke-threats ad threats that used to be jokes, and constantly flipping allegiances. And it's ''still'' flipping hilarious.
** In between the jokes though are serious stories about why [[SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids idealism]] and [[LighterAndSofter optimism]] are important in comic books. There's segments on how Franchise/{{Superman}} is still relevant today, why Franchise/{{Batman}} is really revered (hint: it's not about the gadgets), and why Franchise/SpiderMan could perhaps be one of the most amazing heroes ever for the HeroicSacrifice he does more than any of the other two mentioned ever would. It's practically a Reconstruction of understanding on why we loved these favorite heroes in the first place.

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** It started off with heroes discussing their movies, to heroes discussing their movies while socialising, to Lex Luthor attacking the heroes while they're trying to socialise, and has since built up a canon of jokes and joke-threats ad and threats that used to be jokes, and constantly flipping allegiances. And it's ''still'' flipping hilarious.
** In between the jokes though are serious stories about why [[SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids idealism]] and [[LighterAndSofter optimism]] are important in comic books. There's segments on how Franchise/{{Superman}} is still relevant today, why Franchise/{{Batman}} is really revered (hint: it's not about the gadgets), and why Franchise/SpiderMan could perhaps be one of the most amazing heroes ever for the HeroicSacrifice he does more than any of the other two mentioned ever would. It's practically a Reconstruction reconstruction of understanding on why we loved these favorite heroes in the first place.






* The ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode "Legends" is both an AffectionateParody and reconstruction of UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks. In it, a few members of the league travel to an AlternateUniverse and meet the Justice Guild of America, [[CaptainErsatz ersatz]] versions of the [[ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica JSA]]. The episode points out the racism and sexism prevalent in the Golden Age, and the Flash mocks the Guild's cheesy "let justice prevail!" catchphrase, but at the end of the story [[spoiler: the Guild helps defeat the villain, knowing that they'll fade from existence when they do, and when they yell "Let justice prevail!" ''that'' time, it's completely awesome.]]
** The episode was in dedication to Gardner Fox, a rather influential comic writer, so it wasn't just Reconstruction; it was an {{Homage}} to the man.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode "Legends" is both an AffectionateParody and reconstruction of UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks. In it, a few members of the league travel to an AlternateUniverse and meet the Justice Guild of America, [[CaptainErsatz ersatz]] versions of the [[ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica JSA]]. The episode points out the racism and sexism prevalent in the Golden Age, and the Flash mocks the Guild's cheesy "let justice prevail!" catchphrase, but at the end of the story [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Guild helps defeat the villain, knowing that they'll fade from existence when they do, and when they yell "Let justice prevail!" ''that'' time, it's completely awesome.]]
**
]] The episode was in dedication to Gardner Fox, a rather influential comic writer, so it wasn't just Reconstruction; reconstruction; it was an {{Homage}} to the man.



** Much of the second and third seasons were spent lampshading the utter ludicrousness of the Guild of Calamitous Intent and the Office of Strategic Intelligence's secret costumed battle for supremacy, showing them both to be hidebound, ossified and frankly, quite ineffectual. Eventually, certain members of OSI saw through this and decided enough was enough, dug out some old equipment, and thus SPHINX was (re)born, as a more dynamic alternative focused on actually eliminating threats (costumed and otherwise) and not maintaining a BS status quo.
*** The status quo itself was deconstructed. When Jonas Jr. tried to kill The Monarch while the latter was attacking him, it's quickly pointed out that killing a supervillain leads to escalation from the Guild. On the other hand, it's revealed that keeping to the status quo keeps supervillains placated and not committing real crimes. So while the OSI is pretty ineffectual by dealing with the Guild, it keeps an army of supervillains from wreaking havoc.
*** Colonel Gathers is back as head of the OSI because he complained about how thing were going. It's basically been revealed the Secret Peace between heroes and villains is really just a front to the even more Secret War between heroes and villains; which is far, far stranger and multi-leveled than any other kind of politics.
** In some ways, The Monarch is slowly becoming a reconstruction of the Supervillain, as, through a combination of [[GenreSavvy Genre Savviness]], NotSoHarmlessVillain, and DarkMistress, he's climbed the ranks from lame nemesis to a truly dangerous foe.
*** Additionally, the former IneffectualSympatheticVillain and MauveShirt Henchman 21 TookALevelInBadass, turning into TheDragon and HypercompetentSidekick Two-Ton Twenty-One, an utterly devoted badass both in personal performance and boosting the morale of the rest of the Monarch's troops.
** The brothers themselves started out as savage parodies of kid adventurers. They were useless in the real world, their very sheltered upbringing leaving them socially awkward and ignorant of how real kids behaved. They were mostly useless in the adventurer world as well, being physically weak and kind of dumb [[spoiler: not to mention death-prone.]] But a combination of events kept them away from adventure and forced them to confront how much their lives sucked, and their attempts to normalize themselves has made them actual heroes, able to save the day.
* This is the entire purpose to ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated''. The series takes a comically cynical approach to the ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' mythos, but it doesn't outright [[AffectionateParody parody]] or [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruct]] the elements. While the kids are, realistically, treated as a nuisance by the law and their parents constantly question why they're obsessed with solving mysteries, the kids still get the job done and solve mysteries because they love it and love hanging around with each other.
** Case in point, at the end of Episode 11, the gang breaks up under the weight of the group's relationship issues. A straight deconstruction would probably end there - Mystery Inc. is a group of teenagers in high school investigating crimes in their home town, so eventually they have to grow up and find real jobs. However, Mystery Inc. gets back together by the end of the next episode, realizing that solving these mysteries really is what they were meant to do, and the team begins repairing their bonds - the reconstruction is that the Scooby Gang would have personality clashes, just like any group of friends, but acknowledging these clashes and finding ways to cope with them strengthens the group. (A straight parody, on the other hand, probably wouldn't even bring up these issues in the first place.)

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** Much of the second and third seasons were spent lampshading the utter ludicrousness of the Guild of Calamitous Intent and the Office of Strategic Intelligence's secret costumed battle for supremacy, showing them both to be hidebound, ossified ossified, and frankly, frankly quite ineffectual. Eventually, certain members of OSI saw through this and decided enough was enough, dug out some old equipment, and thus SPHINX was (re)born, as a more dynamic alternative focused on actually eliminating threats (costumed and otherwise) and not maintaining a BS status quo.
*** ** The status quo itself was is deconstructed. When Jonas Jr. tried tries to kill The Monarch while the latter was is attacking him, it's quickly pointed out that killing a supervillain leads to escalation from the Guild. On the other hand, it's revealed that keeping to the status quo keeps supervillains placated and not committing real crimes. So while the OSI is pretty ineffectual by at dealing with the Guild, it keeps an army of supervillains from wreaking havoc.
*** ** Colonel Gathers is back returns as head of the OSI because he complained complains about how thing were are going. It's basically been revealed the Secret Peace between heroes and villains is really just a front to the even more Secret War between heroes and villains; which is far, far stranger and more multi-leveled than any other kind of politics.
** In some ways, The Monarch is slowly becoming a reconstruction of the Supervillain, supervillain, as, through a combination of [[GenreSavvy Genre Savviness]], NotSoHarmlessVillain, and DarkMistress, he's climbed the ranks from lame nemesis to a truly dangerous foe.
*** Additionally, the ** The former IneffectualSympatheticVillain and MauveShirt Henchman 21 TookALevelInBadass, turning into TheDragon and HypercompetentSidekick Two-Ton Twenty-One, an utterly devoted badass both in personal performance and boosting the morale of the rest of the Monarch's troops.
** The brothers themselves started out as savage parodies of kid adventurers. They were useless in the real world, their very sheltered upbringing leaving them socially awkward and ignorant of how real kids behaved. They were mostly useless in the adventurer world as well, being physically weak and kind of dumb [[spoiler: not dumb, [[spoiler:not to mention death-prone.]] But death-prone]]. However, a combination of events kept keeps them away from adventure and forced forces them to confront how much their lives sucked, suck, and their attempts to normalize themselves has made make them actual heroes, able to save the day.
* This is the entire purpose to ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated''. The series takes a comically cynical approach to the ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' mythos, but it doesn't outright [[AffectionateParody parody]] or [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruct]] the elements. While the kids are, realistically, treated as a nuisance by the law and their parents constantly question why they're obsessed with solving mysteries, the kids still get the job done and solve mysteries because they love it and love hanging around with each other.
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Case in point, at the end of Episode 11, the gang breaks up under the weight of the group's relationship issues. A straight deconstruction would probably end there - Mystery Inc. is a group of teenagers in high school investigating crimes in their home town, so eventually they have to grow up and find real jobs. However, Mystery Inc. gets back together by the end of the next episode, realizing that solving these mysteries really is what they were meant to do, and the team begins repairing their bonds - the reconstruction is that the Scooby Gang would have personality clashes, just like any group of friends, but acknowledging these clashes and finding ways to cope with them strengthens the group. (A straight parody, on the other hand, probably wouldn't even bring up these issues in the first place.)



** There's also Rarity: Told that there would need to be fashion elements, the writers dumped that role on a single stereotypically vain and superficial character - and then made her strong, independent and capable anyway, with a meaningful artistic career in fashion, while still keeping her quirkiness.

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** There's also Rarity: Told that there would need to be fashion elements, the writers dumped that role on a single stereotypically vain and superficial character - and then made her strong, independent independent, and capable anyway, with a meaningful artistic career in fashion, while still keeping her quirkiness.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' does this to a whole lot of SpyFiction tropes;
** Its {{Jerkass}} Franchise/JamesBond {{expy}} protagonist is self-centred, [[ReallyGetsAround can't keep it in his pants]], [[OvertOperative can't maintain a cover identity to save his life]], all his colleagues hate him and he displays [[PingPongNaivete at times profound stupidity]]... [[BunnyEarsLawyer but he's incredibly competent in certain areas of his job.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' does this to a whole lot of SpyFiction tropes;
tropes:
** Its {{Jerkass}} Franchise/JamesBond {{expy}} protagonist is self-centred, [[ReallyGetsAround can't keep it in his pants]], [[OvertOperative can't maintain a cover identity to save his life]], all his colleagues hate him and he displays [[PingPongNaivete at times profound stupidity]]... [[BunnyEarsLawyer but he's incredibly competent in certain areas of his job.]]job]].


** Other earlier reconstructions include the '80s show ''Anime/{{Dancougar}}'', which combined the old-school SuperRobot formula with RealRobot-style sensibilities, and ''Anime/GunBuster'', which has been described as "A SuperRobot show disguised as a RealRobot show", and succeeds in once again getting viewers to marvel at the title robot's awesome power.[[UnbuiltTrope in fact]], if ''Anime/MazingerZ'' was not the TropeCodifier for the SuperRobot genre, it would seem like a {{Deconstruction}} or parody. [[note]]TheProfessor (in the original manga) was a MadScientist nearly as mad as the BigBad, and said BigBad is a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds; the main character nearly destroys the town while he's trying to figure out how to pilot the mecha (and in the anime he was close to accidentally stomping his little brother into paste), he almost got killed in his first battle because he had no idea of how to handle it (and he only survived because Mazinger-Z was so powerful) and took a long time to learn how to pilot Mazinger; Kouji got his CoolHelmet and and LatexSpaceSuit to protect his body because the mecha, though nearly indestructible, didn't provide much safety for the pilot inside; Mazinger needed to be constantly upgraded and improved because the BigBad mechas kept on getting stronger and more dangerous and attacking its weak points; TheHero and his LoveInterest nearly got killed several times [[BelligerentSexualTension due to their quarrels]] diminishing their combat effectiveness; people DID NOT appreciate the destruction and death toll caused by the battles between HumongousMecha, and often blamed the heroes; and the BigBad is smart enough to send the [[{{Robeast}} "Mechanical Beasts"]] in groups to attack Mazinger, try alternate strategies or improve on effective tactics. And that's before [[WhamEpisode the villains take over a Japanese village in a very Nazi-like manner, including a systematic slaughter of the civilians that they considered "useless" and usage of the women of the village as human shields for their latest Mechanical Beast]]. And then you have that, at the end, [[spoiler:the heroes are defeated, Mazinger Z and all mechas are destroyed, and the base is demolished.]] Keeping in mind ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' was DarkerAndEdgier, Creator/GoNagai's penchant for {{Gorn}}, ''Manga/GetterRobo'' is in reality is a CosmicHorrorStory, and ''Anime/{{Zambot 3}}'' was already deconstructing the genre back in 1977, we can conclude the HumongousMecha genre has been going through a constant cycle of Deconstruction and Reconstruction since its birth. [[/note]]

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** Other earlier reconstructions include the '80s show ''Anime/{{Dancougar}}'', which combined the old-school SuperRobot formula with RealRobot-style sensibilities, and ''Anime/GunBuster'', which has been described as "A SuperRobot show disguised as a RealRobot show", and succeeds in once again getting viewers to marvel at the title robot's awesome power. [[UnbuiltTrope in In fact]], if ''Anime/MazingerZ'' was not the TropeCodifier for the SuperRobot genre, it would seem like a {{Deconstruction}} or parody. [[note]]TheProfessor (in the original manga) was is a MadScientist nearly as mad as the BigBad, and said BigBad is a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds; the main character nearly destroys the town while he's trying to figure out how to pilot the mecha (and in the anime he was comes close to accidentally stomping his little brother into paste), he almost got gets killed in his first battle because he had has no idea of how to handle it (and he only survived survives because Mazinger-Z was is so powerful) and took takes a long time to learn how to pilot Mazinger; Kouji got gets his CoolHelmet and and LatexSpaceSuit to protect his body because the mecha, though nearly indestructible, didn't doesn't provide much safety for the pilot inside; Mazinger needed needs to be constantly upgraded and improved because the BigBad mechas kept keeps on getting stronger and more dangerous and attacking its weak points; TheHero and his LoveInterest nearly got get killed several times [[BelligerentSexualTension due to their quarrels]] diminishing their combat effectiveness; people DID DO NOT appreciate the destruction and death toll caused by the battles between HumongousMecha, and often blamed blame the heroes; and the BigBad is smart enough to send the [[{{Robeast}} "Mechanical Beasts"]] in groups to attack Mazinger, try alternate strategies strategies, or improve on effective tactics. And that's before [[WhamEpisode the villains take over a Japanese village in a very Nazi-like manner, including a systematic slaughter of the civilians that they considered consider "useless" and usage of the women of the village as human shields for their latest Mechanical Beast]]. And then you have that, at the end, [[spoiler:the heroes are defeated, Mazinger Z and all mechas are destroyed, and the base is demolished.]] Keeping in mind ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' was being DarkerAndEdgier, Creator/GoNagai's penchant for {{Gorn}}, ''Manga/GetterRobo'' is being in reality is a CosmicHorrorStory, and ''Anime/{{Zambot 3}}'' was having already deconstructing deconstructed the genre back in 1977, we can conclude that the HumongousMecha genre has been going through a constant cycle of Deconstruction and Reconstruction since its birth. birth.[[/note]]



** The series is a reconstruction of the entire history of mecha, starting with TheSeventies era of SuperRobot anime with Kamina as the voice of the seventies, then came Nia and TheEighties "''RealRobot''" style storyline of TheEmpire vs the Rebels and TheNineties with the whole Evangelion deconstruction type era with Rossiu leading the way.
** 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 always point out exactly how suicidally stupid his actions are and how they'll get him killed, [[spoiler: however, when he actually does get killed in Episode 8, it was the one time they were following a plan, though an unexpected development forced Kamina to deviate from 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 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.
* ''Anime/KillLaKill'' serves as a counter-argument to shows like ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', which Deconstruct the MagicalGirl genre. Not only is it a Reconstruction of the incredible power of hope, [[PowerOfFriendship friendship]], family, [[PowerOfLove love]], acceptance, and the very idea of OrderVersusChaos with Ryuko's rivalry against Satsuki (and later [[spoiler:their combined rivalry against Ragyo]]), but it is also a Reconstruction of the very idea of {{Fanservice}} itself. It takes the ridiculously skimpy outfits most Magical Girls wear and gives a justified reason for it: [[spoiler:The less a Kamui comes in contact with its wearer's skin, the less likely it is to overwhelm them, thereby feeding the wearer ''its'' power instead of vice-versa, the way all other Life Fibers do.]] Not stopping there, the show also Reconstructs the absolute sense of feeling shame by watching something that has nudity in it. As Satsuki explains in episode three, nudity is nothing to be ashamed of as long it serves a purpose, and that to feel embarrassment from it proves nothing but a lack of conviction, which the entire rest of the show goes out of its way to justify.
-->'''Ryuko:''' Not sure how I feel about you laughing at me in your exhibitionist get-up.
-->'''Satsuki:''' 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!

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** The series is a reconstruction of the entire history of mecha, starting with TheSeventies era of SuperRobot anime with Kamina as the voice of the seventies, seventies; then came Nia and TheEighties "''RealRobot''" style storyline of TheEmpire vs the Rebels and TheNineties with the whole Evangelion deconstruction type deconstruction-type era with Rossiu leading the way.
** Kamina is a Reconstruction 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 always point out exactly how suicidally stupid his actions are and how they'll get him killed, [[spoiler: however, [[spoiler:however, when he actually does get killed in Episode 8, it was it's the one time they were they're following a plan, though an unexpected development forced forces Kamina to deviate from 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 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 unfathomable 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.
himself.
* ''Anime/KillLaKill'' serves as a counter-argument to shows like ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', which Deconstruct the MagicalGirl genre. Not only is it a Reconstruction of the incredible power of hope, [[PowerOfFriendship friendship]], family, [[PowerOfLove love]], acceptance, and the very idea of OrderVersusChaos with Ryuko's rivalry against Satsuki (and later [[spoiler:their combined rivalry against Ragyo]]), but it is also a Reconstruction of the very idea of {{Fanservice}} itself. It takes the ridiculously skimpy outfits most Magical Girls magical girls wear and gives a justified reason for it: [[spoiler:The less a Kamui comes in contact with its wearer's skin, the less likely it is to overwhelm them, thereby feeding the wearer ''its'' power instead of vice-versa, the way all other Life Fibers do.]] Not stopping there, the show also Reconstructs reconstructs the absolute sense of feeling shame by watching something that has nudity in it. As Satsuki explains in episode three, nudity is nothing to be ashamed of as long it serves a purpose, and that to feel embarrassment from it proves nothing but a lack of conviction, which the entire rest of the show goes out of its way to justify.
-->'''Ryuko:''' Not sure how I feel about you laughing at me in your exhibitionist get-up.
-->'''Satsuki:'''
get-up.\\
'''Satsuki:'''
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/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]] became a Deconstruction of those concepts, such as FallingIntoTheCockpit. Though not everyone [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks saw it as such.]]
** As well as various AU series like ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]]'', ''Anime/AfterWarGundamX'' and ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'', which addressed the fundamental causes of why the Universal Century was doomed to constant infighting and never improves.

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* ''Franchise/Gundam'':
**
''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Gundam ZZ]]'' can be seen as a Reconstruction in reconstruction of the Gundam franchise, where Anime/MobileSuitGundam ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' put forth the original concept layout of Gundam, and [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam ''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]] Gundam]]'' became a Deconstruction deconstruction of those concepts, such as FallingIntoTheCockpit. Though not everyone [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks saw it as such.]]
such]].
** As well as various Various AU series like ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]]'', ''Anime/AfterWarGundamX'' ''Anime/AfterWarGundamX'', and ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'', which addressed 00]]'' address the fundamental causes of why the Universal Century was is doomed to constant infighting and never improves.



* ''{{Manga/Ratman}}'' is an interesting variant of reconstruction. It plays up the idea of the ordinary kid who dreams of becoming a hero (who also lives in a world chock full of 'em) realistically: He's duped into becoming a super''villain,'' but he doesn't let this get in the way of his idealism. At the same time, he's surrounded by very loving and supportive coworkers, and much of the antics he goes through is PlayedForLaughs. [[PlayedForDrama Except when it's not]]. It also becomes clear that the "evil crime syndicate" isn't as evil as it seems, but really are simply on the [[EmpireWithADarkSecret Hero Association's]] bad side.

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* ''{{Manga/Ratman}}'' is an interesting variant of reconstruction. It plays up the idea of the ordinary kid who dreams of becoming a hero (who also lives in a world chock full of 'em) realistically: He's duped into becoming a super''villain,'' super''villain'', but he doesn't let this get in the way of his idealism. At the same time, he's surrounded by very loving and supportive coworkers, and much many of the antics he goes through is are PlayedForLaughs. [[PlayedForDrama Except when it's not]]. they're not.]] It also becomes clear that the "evil crime syndicate" isn't as evil as it seems, but really are simply on the [[EmpireWithADarkSecret Hero Association's]] bad side.



* ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' is mostly Deconstruction, but it also includes a lot of reconstruction as well in order to make the world seem more realistic (Ex: since the MagicPokerEquation doesn't exist, duelists simply use balanced decks and strategies similar to the ones found in real life).

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* ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' is mostly Deconstruction, deconstruction, but it also includes a lot of reconstruction as well in order to make the world seem more realistic (Ex: since the MagicPokerEquation doesn't exist, duelists simply use balanced decks and strategies similar to the ones found in real life).



* ''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.
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' is a show that first [[{{deconstruction}} deconstructs]] the basic tropes of the magical girl genre, [[DeconReconSwitch but then proceeds to reconstruct the essence of the magical girl genre]], that hope will always win out over despair. This reconstruction is much more important to the series as a whole than the superficial deconstruction. And then proceeds to deconstruct the reconstruction in ''Rebellion''.
* The anime version of ''Anime/TheThreeMusketeers'' is unique in that it's a rare human deconstruction of an entire canon. The original novels deconstructed themselves to begin with, as the later novels inherits the aging of the original heroes; the anime would reconstruct the novels resulting into a rare Lighter but Edgier adaptation where the plot itself seemingly becomes this for the latter part of the novels when the events became darker (yet not so much edgier due to how duels were becoming outdated).
* Whereas ''LightNovel/FateZero'' and ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight: Heaven's Feel'' horribly deconstruct the concepts of what it means to be a "hero", ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight: Unlimited Blade Works'' warmly embraces its viewer and reminds them that yes, the world ''may'' be a cold and ugly place, but that does '''not''' mean that the honor, kindness and decency are not worth fighting for. It also happens in The Last Episode ending of the Realta Nua version.

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* ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' is a curious case: it's a reconstruction of American Superhero Comic Books 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.
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' is a show that first [[{{deconstruction}} deconstructs]] the basic tropes of the magical girl genre, [[DeconReconSwitch but then proceeds to reconstruct the essence of the magical girl genre]], that hope will always win out over despair. This reconstruction is much more important to the series as a whole than the superficial deconstruction. And then it proceeds to deconstruct the reconstruction in ''Rebellion''.
* The anime version of ''Anime/TheThreeMusketeers'' is unique in that it's a rare human deconstruction of an entire canon. The original novels deconstructed themselves to begin with, as the later novels inherits inherit the aging of the original heroes; the anime would reconstruct the novels resulting into a rare Lighter but Edgier adaptation where the plot itself seemingly becomes this for the latter part of the novels when the events became become darker (yet not so much edgier due to how duels were becoming outdated).
* Whereas ''LightNovel/FateZero'' and ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight: Heaven's Feel'' horribly deconstruct the concepts of what it means to be a "hero", ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight: Unlimited Blade Works'' warmly embraces its viewer and reminds them that yes, the world ''may'' be a cold and ugly place, but that does '''not''' mean that the honor, kindness kindness, and decency are not worth fighting for. It also happens in The Last Episode ending of the Realta Nua version.



* Inevitably, this trope will be in effect post-''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'', thanks to the multitudes of drastic changes to the classic Creator/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.
* Jackie Estacado, the protagonist of ''ComicBook/TheDarkness'', is a reconstruction of the NinetiesAntiHero. Whereas most Nineties Anti-Heroes are loud, bombastic and shallow, Jackie is complex, subtle and intelligent. [[BlueAndOrangeMorality He has no moral quandry with]] [[PayEvilUntoEvil killing bad guys]], but [[NeverHurtAnInnocent freaks out if he kills an innocent person]]. He has the [[CastingAShadow personification of darkness and evil inside of him]], but views this as [[CursedWithAwesome a curse rather than a blessing]]. He's also LawfulNeutral, sticking to old-school codes of New York mob crime families, and [[AFatherToHisMen genuinely caring about those who work for him]].
* ''ComicBook/AstroCity'' is a series built on the repeated reconstruction of comic book superheroes. While most of Creator/KurtBusiek's works involve nuanced reconstruction on some level, ''Astro City'' has it as its lifeblood. You will be hard-pressed to find a single issue that doesn't reconstruct one ComicBook trope or another, whether it's the CrisisCrossover, the BadassNormal, MundaneUtility, the IntrepidReporter, [[SecretIdentity Secret Identities,]] the NinetiesAntihero, PostModernMagik...
* In 1986, DC's big two heroes, Superman and Batman both received Deconstructive treatments, with ''Comicbook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'' and ''ComicBook/WhateverHappenedToTheManOfTomorrow'' These were followed almost immediately with Reconstructions with ''ComicBook/BatmanYearOne'' and ''ComicBook/TheManOfSteel''.
** ''Comicbook/KingdomCome'' was a particularly famous comics reconstruction that delivered a rather heavy-handed denouncement of the NinetiesAntiHero. Though it should be noted that the story ended up with [[spoiler:''all'' the super-heroes realizing they were flawed, removing their masks, and joining normal human society.]]

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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 Creator/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 as 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 very 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.
* Jackie Estacado, the protagonist of ''ComicBook/TheDarkness'', is a reconstruction of the NinetiesAntiHero. Whereas most Nineties Anti-Heroes are loud, bombastic bombastic, and shallow, Jackie is complex, subtle subtle, and intelligent. [[BlueAndOrangeMorality He has no moral quandry quandary with]] [[PayEvilUntoEvil killing bad guys]], but [[NeverHurtAnInnocent freaks out if he kills an innocent person]]. He has the [[CastingAShadow personification of darkness and evil inside of him]], but views this as [[CursedWithAwesome a curse rather than a blessing]]. He's also LawfulNeutral, sticking to old-school codes of New York mob crime families, and [[AFatherToHisMen genuinely caring about those who work for him]].
* ''ComicBook/AstroCity'' is a series built on the repeated reconstruction of comic book superheroes. While most of Creator/KurtBusiek's works involve nuanced reconstruction on some level, ''Astro City'' has it as its lifeblood. You will be hard-pressed to find a single issue that doesn't reconstruct one ComicBook trope or another, whether it's the CrisisCrossover, the BadassNormal, MundaneUtility, the IntrepidReporter, [[SecretIdentity Secret Identities,]] Identities]], the NinetiesAntihero, PostModernMagik...
* Creator/DCComics:
**
In 1986, DC's big two heroes, Superman and Batman Batman, both received Deconstructive treatments, deconstructive treatments with ''Comicbook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'' and ''ComicBook/WhateverHappenedToTheManOfTomorrow'' ''ComicBook/WhateverHappenedToTheManOfTomorrow''. These were followed almost immediately with Reconstructions by reconstructions with ''ComicBook/BatmanYearOne'' and ''ComicBook/TheManOfSteel''.
** ''Comicbook/KingdomCome'' was a particularly famous comics reconstruction that delivered a rather heavy-handed denouncement of the NinetiesAntiHero. Though it should be noted that the story ended up with [[spoiler:''all'' the super-heroes realizing they were flawed, removing their masks, and joining normal human society.]]society]].



** Creator/GrantMorrison's ''Comicbook/FinalCrisis'' is increasingly interpreted as an attempt to redeem [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] idealism and high concepts in order to subvert the DarkerAndEdgier style and "realism" of UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks.
*** A good deal of Grant Morrison's stuff at least addresses the need for a reconstruction, such as in ''Comicbook/AnimalMan'', where the titular character complains that [[spoiler:his entire family was killed off for the sake of "character development"]]; at the end of the series, [[spoiler:the author returns them to life]]. The ''Comicbook/FlexMentallo'' mini-series can also be seen as a celebration of how unabashedly weird UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks could be, [[TropesAreNotBad and how that's not necessarily a bad thing]].
*** Morrison's ''ComicBook/AllStarSuperman'' is this [[AdaptationDistillation trope distilled.]]

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** Creator/GrantMorrison's A good deal of Grant Morrison's stuff at least addresses the need for a reconstruction.
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''Comicbook/FinalCrisis'' is increasingly interpreted as an attempt to redeem [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] idealism and high concepts in order to subvert the DarkerAndEdgier style and "realism" of UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks.
*** A good deal of Grant Morrison's stuff at least addresses the need for a reconstruction, such as in In ''Comicbook/AnimalMan'', where the titular character complains that [[spoiler:his entire family was killed off for the sake of "character development"]]; at the end of the series, [[spoiler:the author returns them to life]]. The ''Comicbook/FlexMentallo'' mini-series can also be seen as a celebration of how unabashedly weird UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks could be, [[TropesAreNotBad and how that's not necessarily a bad thing]].
*** Morrison's ''ComicBook/AllStarSuperman'' is this [[AdaptationDistillation trope distilled.]]distilled]].



** ''ComicBook/TomStrong'' does something similar with the pulp / comic book 'science hero' archetype.
* While the first two volumes of ''Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' were definitely deconstructions of Victorian adventure fiction (and for that matter, the concept of the MassiveMultiplayerCrossover), ''The Black Dossier'' seems a reconstruction of the concept (though in doing so, it becomes a deconstruction of 20th century fiction). If you aren't somewhat confused, then Creator/AlanMoore hasn't done his job.
** And even the first two books were a reconstruction in their own way. Sure, Moore brought on all kinds of moral ambiguity and tossed aside typical Victorian ideals, but at the same time he was taking some of the most awesome literary characters of the time and giving them their full due. It had been a long, long time since Fu Manchu had been anything but a parody.
* A lot of smaller conventions of the superhero genre were deconstructed during UsefulNotes/{{the Bronze Age|OfComicBooks}} and reconstructed during UsefulNotes/{{the Dark Age|of Comic Books}}. For one example, Genre: SuperheroesWearCapes because of the RuleOfCool. Decon: [[ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} Capes are silly stuff that's just for show and can get in the way,]] therefore practical superheroes don't wear capes. Recon: SuperheroesWearCapes for a variety of useful purposes, or are given explanations deeper than the RuleOfCool.
** 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]] 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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** ''ComicBook/TomStrong'' does something similar with the pulp / comic pulp/comic book 'science hero' "science hero" archetype.
* While the The first two volumes of ''Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' were definitely deconstructions are half deconstruction, half reconstruction of Victorian adventure fiction (and for that matter, the concept of the MassiveMultiplayerCrossover), MassiveMultiplayerCrossover); Moore brings on all kinds of moral ambiguity and tosses aside typical Victorian ideals, but at the same time he takes some of the most awesome literary characters of the time and gives them their full due. It had been a long, long time since Fu Manchu had been anything but a parody. ''The Black Dossier'' however seems a reconstruction of the concept (though in doing so, it becomes a deconstruction of 20th century fiction). If you aren't somewhat confused, then Creator/AlanMoore hasn't done his job.
** And even the first two books were a reconstruction in their own way. Sure, Moore brought on all kinds of moral ambiguity and tossed aside typical Victorian ideals, but at the same time he was taking some of the most awesome literary characters of the time and giving them their full due. It had been a long, long time since Fu Manchu had been anything but a parody.
* A lot of smaller conventions of the superhero genre were deconstructed during UsefulNotes/{{the Bronze Age|OfComicBooks}} and reconstructed during UsefulNotes/{{the Dark Age|of Comic Books}}. For one example, Books}}.
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Genre: SuperheroesWearCapes because of the RuleOfCool. Decon: [[ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} Capes are silly stuff that's just for show and can get in the way,]] way]], therefore practical superheroes don't wear capes. Recon: SuperheroesWearCapes for a variety of useful purposes, or are given explanations deeper than the RuleOfCool.
** 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]] and therefore don't have the legal authority to kill, or they do kill but only when there is absolutely no other option.



* ''ComicBook/StarWarsLegacy'' seems like a Deconstruction at first (in both volumes), beginning with the galaxy embroiled in a terrible war, the Jedi at their DarkestHour, the Sith staging a new comeback, the Alliance and Empire making morally gray choices, and one of the only Skywalkers remaining having become a junkie who's rejected the CallToAdventure due to having it forced down his throat his whole life. But by the end it proceeds to than examine everything that makes the series good rather than focusing on the bad things. In the end [[spoiler: Cade becomes a hero (out of ''choice'' rather than being forced to), Darth Krayt and his minions are defeated for good, the Sith are vanquished, the Alliance and Empire put aside their differences, and the Force is put back into balance once more.]]
* ''ComicBook/KickAss'' shows that if you have HeroicSpirit, you train properly, and you're prepared to get your ass kicked on occasion, then you can indeed put on a costume, fight crime and be a superhero.

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* ''ComicBook/StarWarsLegacy'' seems like a Deconstruction deconstruction at first (in both volumes), beginning with the galaxy embroiled in a terrible war, the Jedi at their DarkestHour, the Sith staging a new comeback, the Alliance and Empire making morally gray choices, and one of the only Skywalkers remaining having become a junkie who's rejected the CallToAdventure due to having it forced down his throat his whole life. But by the end it proceeds to than then examine everything that makes the series good rather than focusing on the bad things. In the end [[spoiler: Cade [[spoiler:Cade becomes a hero (out of ''choice'' rather than being forced to), Darth Krayt and his minions are defeated for good, the Sith are vanquished, the Alliance and Empire put aside their differences, and the Force is put back into balance once more.]]
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* ''ComicBook/KickAss'' shows that if you have HeroicSpirit, you train properly, and you're prepared to get your ass kicked on occasion, then you can indeed put on a costume, fight crime crime, and be a superhero.



* In [[ComicBook/JonathanSamuelKent Jon Kent]], the latest Superboy, is this of the classic child sidekick. After years of deconstruction of the KidHero archetype and the dangers of bringing children into superpowered fights, Jon is a sweet, upbeat, and outgoing child who JumpedAtTheCall after learning about his powers. At the same time, he repeatedly proves himself an asset in fights while acknowledging his inexperience and PowerIncontinence. His story doesn't stray away from the constant AdultFear his parents have when Jon could be getting in over his head.

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* In [[ComicBook/JonathanSamuelKent Jon Kent]], the latest Superboy, is this of the classic child sidekick. After years of deconstruction of the KidHero archetype and the dangers of bringing children into superpowered fights, Jon is a sweet, upbeat, and outgoing child who JumpedAtTheCall after learning about his powers. At the same time, he repeatedly proves himself an asset in fights while acknowledging his inexperience and PowerIncontinence. His story doesn't stray away from the constant AdultFear his parents have when Jon could be getting in over his head.



** People notices the Children are having out-of-character moments... and they use it to their benefit.
* While ''FanFic/HuntingTheUnicorn'' is largely a DeconstructionFic, it's also ''re''constructive since it portrays Blaine as a believable character rather than a RelationshipSue. In-story, it reconstructs how damaged he is by showing how Kurt and Blaine genuinely care about each other, averting ThereAreNoTherapists, and using a healthy dose of ThePowerOfFriendship [[ThePowerOfLove and love]].

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** People notices notice the Children are having out-of-character moments... and they use it to their benefit.
* While ''FanFic/HuntingTheUnicorn'' is largely a DeconstructionFic, it's also ''re''constructive since it portrays Blaine as a believable character rather than a RelationshipSue. In-story, it reconstructs how damaged he is by showing how Kurt and Blaine genuinely care about each other, averting ThereAreNoTherapists, and using a healthy dose of ThePowerOfFriendship [[ThePowerOfLove and love]].Love]].



* 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. 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."

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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) wipe), while not being a major feature, is ever present. Yet, in doing so, it 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 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. 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."



** 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 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,]] it will be all the better for the fact that they've taken the time to wait and figure things out, and it's heavily implied that part of the reason why she loves him is ''because'' their friendship comes first.
* ''FanFic/BlueSky'' is a Reconstruction of the 'Wheatley becomes human' breed of fanfiction. This extremely large branch of the portal fan-community tree is rife with variations, ranging from innocent, helpless Human!Wheatley who needs Chell, to Wheatley being a psychotic, corrupted android with a taste for non-con. In this fic, Wheatley is sorry for what he did, but he's not entirely innocent either. Chell is willing to forgive him, but doesn't right off the bat, and makes it very clear that Wheatley has to earn her trust. Even the most common thread of these stories, [=GlaDOS=] seeking revenge, is subverted. She is only interested in testing, and making Wheatley hurt to reach that goal is more of a fringe benefit than anything else.

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** The story also beautifully reconstructs the idea of the typical RomanceArc. Harry and [[spoiler: Carol]] [[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 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, and it's heavily implied that part of the reason why she loves him is ''because'' their friendship comes first.
first.
* ''FanFic/BlueSky'' is a Reconstruction reconstruction of the 'Wheatley "Wheatley becomes human' human" breed of fanfiction. This extremely large branch of the portal fan-community tree is rife with variations, ranging from innocent, helpless Human!Wheatley who needs Chell, to Wheatley being a psychotic, corrupted android with a taste for non-con. In this fic, Wheatley is sorry for what he did, but he's not entirely innocent either. Chell is willing to forgive him, but doesn't right off the bat, and makes it very clear that Wheatley has to earn her trust. Even the most common thread of these stories, [=GlaDOS=] seeking revenge, is subverted. She is only interested in testing, and making Wheatley hurt to reach that goal is more of a fringe benefit than anything else.



* The aptly-titled ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' fanfic [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/1564184/chapters/3319019 Reconstruction]] (still in-progress) applies the familiar GenderFlip trope to Steve/Stephanie Rogers, then goes on to illustrate why the character traits that created a patriotic hero remain constant regardless of gender. Along the way, it also gives an impressive number of extremely well thought out insights into how the canonical events of the first Captain America film would have been experienced and influenced by the protagonist's altered perspective. Additionally, it examines the myth of that patriotic hero (in this case, "Lady Liberty" rather than "Captain America") from the viewpoints of popular culture looking back at it - via academic papers, historical books, and even excerpts from romance novels.
* [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/220944/when-the-sun-comes When the Sun Comes]] could be considered a reconstruction to the deconstructive genre that is the ''Fanfic/TheConversionBureau'' series. Despite the simplicity, the situation presents where Celestia and the ponies genuinely go and offer humanity as much salvation as they can. No side is treated as being better than the other and the disaster that prompts was not man-made, but a natural disaster (supervolcanos erupting.) Despite being a short oneshot, a Verse is quickly being made around it.
* ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'' starts as a deconstruction of Sonic the Hedgehog, from the concept of Chaos Energy and the Chaos Emeralds to throwing the kid-friendly characters into a [[CrapsackWorld not-so-kid-friendly]] [[CosmicHorrorStory universe]] filled with BlackAndGrayMorality. However, the second half - especially in the rewritten version - is spent showing that ThePowerOfFriendship and ThePowerOfLove can prevail even in the face of cosmic terror.
** It also reconstructs the CosmicHorrorStory. [[spoiler: Not all of the all-powerful alien beings [[EternalRecurrence are evil]] [[BlueAndOrangeMorality per se]]]], even if they seem to be at first glance.

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* The aptly-titled ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' fanfic [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/1564184/chapters/3319019 Reconstruction]] (still in-progress) applies the familiar GenderFlip trope to Steve/Stephanie Rogers, then goes on to illustrate why the character traits that created a patriotic hero remain constant regardless of gender. Along the way, it also gives an impressive number of extremely well thought out well-thought-out insights into how the canonical events of the first Captain America film would have been experienced and influenced by the protagonist's altered perspective. Additionally, it examines the myth of that patriotic hero (in this case, "Lady Liberty" rather than "Captain America") from the viewpoints of popular culture looking back at it - via academic papers, historical books, and even excerpts from romance novels.
* [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/220944/when-the-sun-comes When the Sun Comes]] could be considered a reconstruction to the deconstructive genre that is the ''Fanfic/TheConversionBureau'' series. Despite the simplicity, the situation presents presented is one where where Celestia and the ponies genuinely go and offer humanity as much salvation as they can. No side is treated as being better than the other and the disaster that prompts was not man-made, but a natural disaster (supervolcanos erupting.) erupting). Despite being a short oneshot, a Verse is quickly being made around it.
* ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'' ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'':
** The fic
starts as a deconstruction of Sonic the Hedgehog, from the concept of Chaos Energy and the Chaos Emeralds to throwing the kid-friendly characters into a [[CrapsackWorld not-so-kid-friendly]] [[CosmicHorrorStory universe]] filled with BlackAndGrayMorality. However, the second half - especially in the rewritten version - is spent showing that ThePowerOfFriendship and ThePowerOfLove can prevail even in the face of cosmic terror.
** It also reconstructs the CosmicHorrorStory. [[spoiler: Not [[spoiler:Not all of the all-powerful alien beings [[EternalRecurrence are evil]] [[BlueAndOrangeMorality per se]]]], even if they seem to be at first glance.



* ''FanFic/TheBridge'' acts not only as a crossover between {{Franchise/Godzilla}} and ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', but a massive reconstruction of the former franchise's [[LighterAndSofter more light hearted aspects]]. After several stories of the same crossover focused solely on the DarkerAndEdgier side of kaiju franchises and ignores the lighter aspects in hopes of making it more ''"mature"''. This often resulted in a DarkFic involving a SugarApocalypse for Equestria. Instead, ''The Bridge'' focuses on the things that make the kaiju franchise appealing to some, especially children, not ignoring but instead embracing the upbeat aspects of the often ignored Showa Era. Instead of treating the kaiju as unknowable, forces of nature like most fics and films have, it instead gives them a fully fleshed out personality and voice; allowing them to interact with both each other and the MLP cast.

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* ''FanFic/TheBridge'' acts not only as a crossover between {{Franchise/Godzilla}} and ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', but a massive reconstruction of the former franchise's [[LighterAndSofter more light hearted aspects]]. After light-hearted aspects]] after several stories of the same crossover focused solely on the DarkerAndEdgier side of kaiju franchises and ignores ignored the lighter aspects in hopes of making it more ''"mature"''. This often resulted in a DarkFic involving a SugarApocalypse for Equestria. Instead, ''The Bridge'' focuses on the things that make the kaiju franchise appealing to some, especially children, not ignoring but instead embracing the upbeat aspects of the often ignored Showa Era. Instead of treating the kaiju as unknowable, unknowable forces of nature like most fics and films have, it instead gives them a fully fleshed out personality and voice; allowing them to interact with both each other and the MLP cast.



** Jaleh Khoroushi is one for Middle Eastern Muslim characters in general, after the author got tired of how they were nearly always Islamic terrorists in contemporary fiction. Khoroushi doesn't wear hijab[[note]]Not on duty, anyway; she ''is'' shown wearing a headscarf in civilian clothes once.[[/note]] and states she gave up trying to keep Islamic dietary laws on deployment years ago ([[FantasticReligiousWeirdness in particular it would be extremely inconvenient in her current position as an exchange officer on a Romulan ship]]), but she ''is'' highly devout and is a devoted Starfleet officer, and sees no conflict between them at all.
* While the story ''FanFic/NoChanceForFate'' goes out of its way to tear down lots of stuff in the FukuFic and the canon of both series', the characters at the same time also get reconstructed. Ranma, the Senshi and other people are shown to grow with their responsibilities and develop realistically. In the end, the battle against the forces of darkness is still shown to be a noble and just cause, only now with way more realism in it.

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** Jaleh Khoroushi is one for Middle Eastern Muslim characters in general, after the author got tired of how they were nearly always Islamic terrorists in contemporary fiction. Khoroushi doesn't wear hijab[[note]]Not on duty, anyway; she ''is'' shown wearing a headscarf in civilian clothes once.[[/note]] and states that she gave up trying to keep Islamic dietary laws on deployment years ago ([[FantasticReligiousWeirdness in particular it would be extremely inconvenient in her current position as an exchange officer on a Romulan ship]]), but she ''is'' highly devout and is a devoted Starfleet officer, and sees no conflict between them at all.
* While the story ''FanFic/NoChanceForFate'' goes out of its way to tear down lots of stuff in the FukuFic and the canon of both series', series, the characters at the same time also get reconstructed. Ranma, the Senshi Senshi, and other people are shown to grow with their responsibilities and develop realistically. In the end, the battle against the forces of darkness is still shown to be a noble and just cause, only now with way more realism in it.



** The league ability of un-evolved mons is also reconstructed: Scott notes to Yellow that an unevolved Pokemon, while less durable, also has the advantages of learning moves much faster, plus trainers might be less familiar to fight them at higher levels, as they would be used to fighting their more advanced forms.
** There are benefits for evolving Pokemon, and there are benefits for not evolving them. Chapter 30 explores this in depth by taking an episode with the anime's common evolution based argument, The Battling Eevee Brothers, and expanding it. The Brothers have legitimate reason to want Eevee to evolve that are entirely based on wanting the best for their brother, and their belligerent attitude is noted to be fueled by an outside pressure. While Ash and [[spoiler: Karen]] are able to make a strong point, their points are treated as just as valid as concerns the brothers have.

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** The league ability of un-evolved mons is also reconstructed: Scott notes to Yellow that an unevolved Pokemon, while less durable, also has the advantages of learning moves much faster, plus trainers might be less familiar to fight with fighting them at higher levels, as they would be used to fighting their more advanced forms.
** There are benefits for evolving Pokemon, and there are benefits for not evolving them. Chapter 30 explores this in depth by taking an episode with the anime's common evolution based argument, The "The Battling Eevee Brothers, Brothers", and expanding it. The Brothers have legitimate reason to want Eevee to evolve that are entirely based on wanting the best for their brother, and their belligerent attitude is noted to be fueled by an outside pressure. While Ash and [[spoiler: Karen]] are able to make a strong point, their points are treated as just as valid as concerns the brothers have.


* The {{Crossover}} ''Fanfic/AKnightsTaleAsInquisitor'' reconstructs the idea of someone from our world being transported into a StandardFantasySetting or MedievalEuropeanFantasy on [[TrappedInAnotherWorld another world]]. Our protagonist ''isn't'' from the modern day of Earth, but hails from TheTimeOfMyths and DarkAgeEurope era, meaning that [[ExperiencedProtagonist she's already been acquainted with more fantastical elements]] and avoids the usual CultureClash and other such problems of your average isekai story.

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* The {{Crossover}} ''Fanfic/AKnightsTaleAsInquisitor'' reconstructs the idea of someone from our world being transported into a StandardFantasySetting or MedievalEuropeanFantasy on [[TrappedInAnotherWorld another world]]. Our protagonist ''isn't'' from the modern day of Earth, but hails from TheTimeOfMyths and DarkAgeEurope era, meaning that [[ExperiencedProtagonist she's already been acquainted with more fantastical elements]] and avoids the usual CultureClash and other such problems of a character from Earth would face in your average isekai story.


* The {{Crossover}} ''Fanfic/AKnightsTaleAsInquisitor'' reconstructs the idea of someone from our world being transported into a StandardFantasySetting or MedievalEuropeanFantasy on [[TrappedInAnotherWorld another world]]. Our protagonist ''isn't'' from the modern day of Earth, but hails from TheTimeOfMyths and DarkAgeEurope era, meaning that [[ExperiencedProtagonist she's already been acquainted with more fantastical elements]] and avoids the usual CultureClash of your average isekai story.

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* The {{Crossover}} ''Fanfic/AKnightsTaleAsInquisitor'' reconstructs the idea of someone from our world being transported into a StandardFantasySetting or MedievalEuropeanFantasy on [[TrappedInAnotherWorld another world]]. Our protagonist ''isn't'' from the modern day of Earth, but hails from TheTimeOfMyths and DarkAgeEurope era, meaning that [[ExperiencedProtagonist she's already been acquainted with more fantastical elements]] and avoids the usual CultureClash and other such problems of your average isekai story.


* The {{Crossover}} ''Fanfic/AKnightsTaleAsInquisitor'' reconstructs the idea of someone from our world being transported into a StandardFantasySetting or MedievalEuropeanFantasy on [[TrappedInAnotherWorld another world]]. Our protagonists ''isn't'' from the modern day, but TheTimeOfMyths and DarkAgeEurope era of Earth, meaning that [[ExperiencedProtagonist she's already been acquainted with more fantastical elements]] and avoids the usual CultureClash of your average isekai story.

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* The {{Crossover}} ''Fanfic/AKnightsTaleAsInquisitor'' reconstructs the idea of someone from our world being transported into a StandardFantasySetting or MedievalEuropeanFantasy on [[TrappedInAnotherWorld another world]]. Our protagonists protagonist ''isn't'' from the modern day, day of Earth, but hails from TheTimeOfMyths and DarkAgeEurope era of Earth, era, meaning that [[ExperiencedProtagonist she's already been acquainted with more fantastical elements]] and avoids the usual CultureClash of your average isekai story.


* The {{Crossover}} ''Fanfic/AKnightsTaleAsInquisitor'' reconstructs the idea of someone from our world being transported into a StandardFantasySetting or MedievalEuropeanFantasy on [[TrappedInAnotherWorld another world]]. Our protagonists ''isn't'' from the modern day, but TheTimeOfMyths and DarkAgeEurope era of Earth, meaning that [[ExperiencedProtagonist she's already been acquainted with more fantastical elements]] and avoids the usual CultureClash of an isekai story.

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* The {{Crossover}} ''Fanfic/AKnightsTaleAsInquisitor'' reconstructs the idea of someone from our world being transported into a StandardFantasySetting or MedievalEuropeanFantasy on [[TrappedInAnotherWorld another world]]. Our protagonists ''isn't'' from the modern day, but TheTimeOfMyths and DarkAgeEurope era of Earth, meaning that [[ExperiencedProtagonist she's already been acquainted with more fantastical elements]] and avoids the usual CultureClash of an your average isekai story.


* The {{Crossover}} ''Fanfic/AKnightsTaleAsInquisitor'' reconstructs the idea of someone from our world being transported into a StandardFantasySetting or MedievalEuropeanFantasy on [[TrappedInAnotherWorld another world]]. Our protagonists ''isn't'' from the modern day, but TheTimesOfMyths and DarkAgeEurope era of Earth, meaning that [[ExperiencedProtagonist she's already been acquainted with more fantastical elements]] and avoids the usual CultureClash of an isekai story.

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* In [[ComicBook/JonathanSamuelKent Jon Kent]], the latest Superboy, is this of the classic child sidekick. After years of deconstruction of the KidHero archetype and the dangers of bringing children into superpowered fights, Jon is a sweet, upbeat, and outgoing child who JumpedAtTheCall after learning about his powers. At the same time, he repeatedly proves himself an asset in fights while acknowledging his inexperience and PowerIncontinence. His story doesn't stray away from the constant AdultFear his parents have when Jon could be getting in over his head.


* ''Series/AdamRuinsEverything'': The show often takes a giant sledgehammer at the EdutainmentShow, with Adam's facts annoying and antagonizing the people he interacts. Some episodes, however, point out the necessity of showing off uncomfortable truths. In "Adam Ruins Malls," Adam breaks a promise not to ruin something to Emily, in order to point out the dangers of unregulated supplements. While Emily does in turn ruin something for Adam, she does acknowledge it was the right thing to do.
* ''Series/{{Arrowverse}}''.
** After decades of superheroes becoming "serious" DarkerAndEdgier [[AntiHero Anti-Heroes]] who are full of angst over having powers and are somewhat grounded in reality, the eponymous ''Series/TheFlash2014'' rebuilds the type of superheroes who functions on GoodFeelsGood basis. He is also a hero despite of his tragic backstory not because of it, who lives in a fantastical setting and isn't afraid to get a little silly along the way. The Silver Age FriendlyEnemy relationship with his RoguesGallery also shows up, mostly with Leonard Snart/Captain Cold, and made more plausible in that The Flash recognizes a lot of them as having redeeming qualities and is trying to protect them from themselves. At the same time, it doesn't shy away from the fact that some of the villains (such as [[ComicBook/EobardThawne Reverse-Flash]] and especially [[ComicBook/HunterZolomon Zoom]]) are brutal monsters who can kill dozens of people with no issues.
** The Earth-2 AlternateSelf of [[ComicBook/BlackCanary Dinah Laurel Lance]] reconstructs the BackupTwin and AntiHeroSubstitute concepts. She's originally an EvilDoppelganger who is forced to do a DeadpersonImpersonation of her DeadAlternateCounterpart out of necessity. Most of her late doppelganger's friends detest her and she scoffs at the idea of being turned into a ReplacementGoldfish. However, living the life of her late counterpart and interacting with these people helped her regain her diminishing humanity and ultimately made her a better person without her losing her own identity.



* ''Series/AdamRuinsEverything'': The show often takes a giant sledgehammer at the EdutainmentShow, with Adam's facts annoying and antagonizing the people he interacts. Some episodes, however, point out the necessity of showing off uncomfortable truths. In "Adam Ruins Malls," Adam breaks a promise not to ruin something to Emily, in order to point out the dangers of unregulated supplements. While Emily does in turn ruin something for Adam, she does acknowledge it was the right thing to do.



* 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 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.
* The women of NXT went a long way towards reconstructing women's wrestling in WWE. After years of {{Chickification}} and emphasis on {{Fanservice}}, the women were allowed to wrestle. The women had the talent and tenacity of the stars of the 80s, combined with the glamour and character of the Divas of the Attitude Era.

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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, MurderSuicide, the WWE Wrestling/{{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]]; 90s]]; banning blading, pushing squeaky-clean stars like Wrestling/ReyMysterio Wrestling/{{Rey Mysterio|Jr}} 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.
* The women of NXT [[Wrestling/{{WWENXT}} NXT]] went a long way towards reconstructing women's wrestling in WWE. After years of {{Chickification}} and emphasis on {{Fanservice}}, the women were allowed to wrestle. The women had the talent and tenacity of the stars of the 80s, combined with the glamour and character of the Divas of the Attitude Era.


* Monster Magnet is another reconstruction of classic rock, as are the Hellacopters. (especially on their early albums)
* The Darkness, with their five minute guitar solos and soaring falsettos is either a reconstruction or brilliant parody of Glam Metal.

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* Monster Magnet Music/MonsterMagnet is another reconstruction of classic rock, as are the Hellacopters. (especially on their early albums)
* The Darkness, Music/TheDarkness, with their five minute guitar solos and soaring falsettos is either a reconstruction or brilliant parody of Glam Metal.



* Rap group Music/DeadPrez tried to reconstruct rebellious, hardcore, socio-political rap.

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* Rap group Music/DeadPrez tried to reconstruct rebellious, hardcore, [[HardcoreHipHop hardcore]], [[PoliticalRap socio-political rap.rap]].



* 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 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.

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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 family-friendly programming of TheEighties and [[TheNineties Early Nineties]]; banning blading, pushing squeaky-clean stars like 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.



* ''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.

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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 survive, and in the process of becoming an aberration aberration, they loose lose all sence sense of morality and even enjoy the death and pain they cause.



** It started off with heros discussing their movies, to heroes discussing their movies while socialising, to Lex Luthor attacking the heroes while they're trying to socialise, and has since built up a canon of jokes and joke-threats ad threats that used to be jokes, and constantly flipping allegiances. And it's ''still'' flipping hilarious.

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** It started off with heros heroes discussing their movies, to heroes discussing their movies while socialising, to Lex Luthor attacking the heroes while they're trying to socialise, and has since built up a canon of jokes and joke-threats ad threats that used to be jokes, and constantly flipping allegiances. And it's ''still'' flipping hilarious.


* ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' is a reconstruction for a modern Superman. Superman the animated series came after WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries which was much darker in tone and had many deconstructive elements and reality enues moments. While hardly GrimDark, the Batman animated series was more somber in tone with an underlying sense of bittersweetness. While the bad guys never really won, the good guys never really score a GoldenEnding either. The Superman animated series on the other hand presented deconstructed moments and Reality Ensues moments and still presented the people and heroes of the show at being truly good, gaining real victories in their battles, and the series as overall had a bright, optimistic, and hopeful tone.

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* WebVideo/{{Shadiversity}} acknowledges that fantasy barbarians going into battle dressed only in a LoinCloth or ChainmailBikini are a bit silly, but they look AWESOME. [[https://youtu.be/7Iw_RD_h6bc This video]] examines the ways that such characters could be realistic, and how they could be made to work. Wearing a lot of armour doesn't restrict freedom of movement, but it can risk overheating, especially in hot climates. A good shield can replace a lot of body armour. Leg and arm armour will fill in the gaps left by the shield, and barbarians are often drawn with this. In conclusion: go for it!


* Although ''Fanfic/TheLegendOfTotalDramaIsland'' is neither intended or billed as a reconstruction, it does a fair amount of recon work. This stems largely from the author's fondness for [[ShownTheirWork explaining things]], a generally [[RealityEnsues higher level of realism]] than in [[WesternAnimation/TotalDrama the original]], and a tone change from comedy to drama.


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** ''Fanfic/TheLegendOfTotalDramaIsland'': Although is neither intended or billed as a reconstruction, it does a fair amount of recon work. This stems largely from the author's fondness for [[ShownTheirWork explaining things]], a generally [[RealityEnsues higher level of realism]] than in [[WesternAnimation/TotalDrama the original]], and a tone change from comedy to drama.


* In ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' fanfic ''Fanfic/MonsterChronicles'': While heavily Deconstructed over the course of the first story, Duncan's character is also reconstructed in the second half of Voodoo's Disciple. After realizing how foolish he'd been acting, Duncan decides stopping Cedric is more important then his bad boy image, and he does everything in his power to stop him and ultimately decides to go straight. By embracing his good side and doing the right thing, he was able to stop Cedric and turn his life around. He broke up with Gwen shortly after World Tour but still maintains their friendship, unlike in canon where Gwen can't stand him. He got a new girlfriend outside of the game, and developed a more positive relationship with his family.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama''
** ''Fanfic/CodeTotalDramaReality'' Of the infamous D[=/=]C[=/=]G love triangle, or as much as a
fanfic can pull off. Gwen, realizing that she and Duncan didn't have much in common on a deeper level, reconsiders her relationship with him. She ultimately decides that a BetterAsFriends dynamic would be better when she sees Duncan and Trent fighting over her [[note]]and earlier, when Duncan revealed his true feelings in chapter 19[[/note]]. Duncan meanwhile never actually gave up on Courtney, but her controlling personality and her [[WellDoneSonGuy reliance on her parents' opinions]] became too much for him to deal with, prompting him to start his relationship with Gwen to make Courtney jealous. After seeing Courtney in danger in Lyoko however, Duncan properly apologizes for his behavior and the two slowly rebuild a bond over the course of 25 chapters. Courtney doesn't come away clean either, as she also comes to accept that while her intentions with Duncan were good, her treatment of him was insensitive. At this point she also sees Gwen in a new light as they [[FireForgedFriends become allies in Lyoko]].
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''Fanfic/MonsterChronicles'': While heavily Deconstructed over the course of the first story, Duncan's character is also reconstructed in the second half of Voodoo's Disciple. After realizing how foolish he'd been acting, Duncan decides stopping Cedric is more important then his bad boy image, and he does everything in his power to stop him and ultimately decides to go straight. By embracing his good side and doing the right thing, he was able to stop Cedric and turn his life around. He broke up with Gwen shortly after World Tour but still maintains their friendship, unlike in canon where Gwen can't stand him. He got a new girlfriend outside of the game, and developed a more positive relationship with his family.

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