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16th Aug '17 9:16:26 AM LavonPapillon1
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* The various fairies in ''Series/OnceUponATime'' usually identify by their colors, like the Blue Fairy (Real Ghorm), Green Fairy (Tinker Bell), Red Fairy (Tiger Lily) and the Black Fairy (Fiona, formerly known as the Gold Fairy).
24th Jun '17 9:54:57 AM Theriocephalus
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* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' is centered entirely around a system of five colors of magic: white (focusing on purity and light), green (focusing on nature and life), red (fire and strength), black (death and decay), and blue (air/water, technology, trickery and mental powers). They sometimes dress in those colors, too, but thankfully don't always. Part of the reason for dressing "in-color" is that most card art has a palette that matches the card's color.

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* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' is centered entirely around a system of five colors of magic: white (focusing on (order, purity and light), green (focusing on (tradition, destiny, nature and life), red (fire (fire, emotion and strength), black (death (death, undeath, ambition and decay), and blue (air/water, (air, water, technology, trickery and mental powers). They sometimes dress in those colors, too, but thankfully don't always. Part of the reason for dressing "in-color" is that most card art has a palette that matches the card's color.
24th Jun '17 9:53:39 AM Theriocephalus
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* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' is centered entirely around a system of five colors of magic: white (focusing on purity and light), green (focusing on nature and life), red (fire and strength), black (death and decay), and blue (air/water, technology, trickery and mental powers). They sometimes dress in those colors, too, but thankfully don't always. Part of the reason for dressing "in-color" is that most ([[http://www.wizards.com/magic/magazine/article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/stf/96 but not all!]]) card art has a palette that matches the card's color.

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* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' is centered entirely around a system of five colors of magic: white (focusing on purity and light), green (focusing on nature and life), red (fire and strength), black (death and decay), and blue (air/water, technology, trickery and mental powers). They sometimes dress in those colors, too, but thankfully don't always. Part of the reason for dressing "in-color" is that most ([[http://www.wizards.com/magic/magazine/article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/stf/96 but not all!]]) card art has a palette that matches the card's color.
20th Jun '17 11:20:54 AM WanderingBrowser
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* ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'': Wizards are given colors like Rezo the Red Priest, for example. The reason it doesn't enter into it much (especially outside the novels) is that Lina's is "The Pink", which has a reputation in Japanese Culture. In-universe, there's also the fact that Lina utterly hates her title, so she goes out of her way to ''not'' draw attention to it.

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* ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'': Wizards are given colors like Rezo the Red Priest, for example. The reason it doesn't enter into it much (especially outside the novels) is that Lina's title is "The Pink", which has a reputation in Japanese Culture. In-universe, there's also the fact that Lina utterly hates her title, so she goes out of her way to ''not'' draw attention to it.


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* The ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' setting of ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'', this is how the Towers of High Sorcery work. The division between White, Red and Black Robes serves a two-fold purpose. First, it serves as a declaration of philosophy about the purpose of magic and how it can be used[[note]] which ultimately boils down to making CharacterAlignment obvious; White Robes believe in using magic for philanthropic purposes and are Good, Red Robes care mostly about developing magic and so are Neutral, and Black Robes believe in a combination of "magic is power; power is life" and that [[ForScience magic should be advanced at any moral cost]], marking them as Evil[[/note]]. Secondly, it marks the wizard's specialty, as each Tower focuses on mastery of two specific styles of magic. White Robes focus on [[DispelMagic Abjuration]] and [[{{Seers}} Divination]] magic, Red Robes on [[MasterOfIllusion Illusion]] and [[HollywoodAlchemy Transmutation]] magic, and Black Robes on [[CharmPerson Enchantment]] magic and [[TheNecromancer Necromancy]].
16th Mar '17 11:57:32 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' has (at the beginning of the book) Saruman the White, Gandalf the Grey (later the White), and Radagast the Brown. Tolkien's notes also make reference to Alatar and Pallando the Blue. Alatar [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg has no unique color epithet]] [[note]]One illustrator gave him "Alatar - Darkness Slayer", which is still not quite this trope.[[/note]], but is also blue, and he and Pallando together are known as the Blue Wizards.

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* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' has (at the beginning of the book) Saruman the White, Gandalf the Grey (later the White), and Radagast the Brown. Tolkien's notes also make reference to Alatar and Pallando the Blue. Alatar [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg has no unique color epithet]] [[note]]One illustrator gave him "Alatar - Darkness Slayer", which is still not quite this trope.[[/note]], but is also blue, and he and Pallando together are known as the Blue Wizards. When Gandalf goes from Grey to White, Saruman tries to pass himself of as Saruman "of the Many Colors" and his robes shin in multiple hues when it moves because white light is all the colors of the rainbow.
3rd Mar '17 3:40:31 AM BilgeRat
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* Each class in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' has a color associated with it, so a character's class can be discerned at a glance, e.g. on a listing of raid members. Warrior = Brown, Paladin = Pink, Death Knight = Red, Shaman = Blue[[note]]Originally pink, when Shamans and Paladins were each single-faction, but changed when both sides got access to both classes in The Burning Crusade.[[/note]], Hunter = Green, Druid = Orange, Rogue = Yellow, Priest = White, Mage = Light Blue, Warlock = Purple, and Monk = Spring Green.

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* Each class in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' has a color associated with it, so a character's class can be discerned at a glance, e.g. on a listing of raid members. Warrior = Brown, Paladin = Pink, Death Knight = Red, Shaman = Blue[[note]]Originally pink, when Shamans and Paladins were each single-faction, but changed when both sides got access to both classes in The Burning Crusade.[[/note]], Hunter = Green, Druid = Orange, Rogue = Yellow, Priest = White, Mage = Light Blue, Warlock = Light Purple, Demon Hunter = Dark Purple and Monk = Spring Green.
2nd Feb '17 1:23:08 PM MiddleEighth
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*Referenced briefly in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'' by the seven towers of the ruling wizards in the city of Daarthayu. Although each tower is a different color, there's no indication as to whether the colors are related in any way to the type of magic practiced by each wizard. Rather, each tower gives the viewer the “feeling” of the type of magic practiced within.
-->Ringo (looking at each tower in turn): It's like tunin' a radio.
21st Nov '16 5:29:43 AM TPPR10
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* The wizards in the ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' series color code the first four levels by the element used ([[KillItWithFire fire]], [[BlowYouAway wind]], [[KillItWithIce ice]], and NonElemental), and the next two by being able to use multiple elements. The system was revamped in ''D2'', however, as now mages select a type they want to specialize in when you first recruit and the levels now work like with other classes.

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* The wizards in the ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' series color code the first four levels by the element used ([[KillItWithFire fire]], [[BlowYouAway wind]], [[KillItWithIce ice]], and NonElemental), and the next two by being able to use multiple elements. The system was revamped in ''D2'', however, as now mages select a type an element from the base three they want to specialize in when you first recruit them and the levels now work like with other classes.classes, with higher levels getting access to Star spells naturally.
21st Nov '16 4:59:24 AM TPPR10
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* The wizards in the ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' series color code the first four levels by the element used ([[KillItWithFire fire]], [[BlowYouAway wind]], [[KillItWithIce ice]], and NonElemental), and the next two by being able to use multiple elements.

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* The wizards in the ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' series color code the first four levels by the element used ([[KillItWithFire fire]], [[BlowYouAway wind]], [[KillItWithIce ice]], and NonElemental), and the next two by being able to use multiple elements. The system was revamped in ''D2'', however, as now mages select a type they want to specialize in when you first recruit and the levels now work like with other classes.
29th Oct '16 3:50:53 PM AgProv
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* ''Creator/AAPessimal's ''Series/CaptainScarletAndTheMysterons'' parody ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5504060/1/When-the-War-is-Over When The War Is Over]]'' examines, among other things, the logistic difficulty involved in not so much the recruitment as the ''naming'' of field agents in Spectrum. You need ''hundreds'' of field agents and, well, there really aren't all ''that'' many colour terms in the English language, or indeed actual ''colours'', to name them after. Colonel White reflects, at length, on the extraordinary difficulties this posed.

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* ''Creator/AAPessimal's Creator/AAPessimal's ''Series/CaptainScarletAndTheMysterons'' parody ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5504060/1/When-the-War-is-Over When The War Is Over]]'' examines, among other things, the logistic difficulty involved in not so much the recruitment as the ''naming'' of field agents in Spectrum. You need ''hundreds'' of field agents and, well, there really aren't all ''that'' many colour terms in the English language, or indeed actual ''colours'', to name them after. Colonel White reflects, at length, on the extraordinary difficulties this posed.
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