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25th Mar '17 5:16:35 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/MNightShyamalan's films often use bright colors like red and yellow to emphasize the supernatural or otherwise scary or shocking elements in a scene. This is particularly noticeable in ''Film/{{Unbreakable}}'' (which also uses the colors green and purple to isolate the characters played by BruceWillis and Creator/SamuelLJackson, respectively).

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* Creator/MNightShyamalan's films often use bright colors like red and yellow to emphasize the supernatural or otherwise scary or shocking elements in a scene. This is particularly noticeable in ''Film/{{Unbreakable}}'' (which also uses the colors green and purple to isolate the characters played by BruceWillis Creator/BruceWillis and Creator/SamuelLJackson, respectively).
10th Mar '17 10:02:10 AM jamespolk
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* In ''Film/WingsOfDesire'', ''all'' color is used to represent the human, mortal world. The bulk of the first 3/4 of the film is shot in black and white because that is how the protagonists, two angels, view the world. But scenes not from their perspective are shot in color, and when one of the angels takes human form, the whole movie shifts to color.
8th Feb '17 9:23:15 AM erforce
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* In the ''Franchise/{{Rocky}}'' films, Rocky's preferred colors for his trunks are black and gold. In the second film, he wears mostly black with small gold stripes, signifying how Rocky is a dangerous fighter, albeit with a heart of gold. In the third film, which follows the progress of [[TradeYourPassionForGlory Rocky losing his edge as a fighter and becoming softened by the good life]], those colors are reversed, and Rocky starts wearing showy and flashy gold trunks, (along with gold gloves and shoes) with small black stripes. This serves as a symbol of how the good life of fame and fortune has come to dominate Rocky's life, and he only maintains a small remnant of the edge, the hunger, the relentless drive that made him such a dangerous opponent in the first two films.

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* In the ''Franchise/{{Rocky}}'' films, Rocky's preferred colors for his trunks are black and gold. In the [[Film/RockyII second film, film]], he wears mostly black with small gold stripes, signifying how Rocky is a dangerous fighter, albeit with a heart of gold. In the [[Film/RockyIII third film, film]], which follows the progress of [[TradeYourPassionForGlory Rocky losing his edge as a fighter and becoming softened by the good life]], those colors are reversed, and Rocky starts wearing showy and flashy gold trunks, (along with gold gloves and shoes) with small black stripes. This serves as a symbol of how the good life of fame and fortune has come to dominate Rocky's life, and he only maintains a small remnant of the edge, the hunger, the relentless drive that made him such a dangerous opponent in the first two films.
4th Jan '17 1:14:38 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': PlayedWith by the Night's Watch and the Kingsguard, who wear black and white respectively but represent moral ambiguity. The Kingsguard is very respected but filled with {{jerkass}}es, subverting LightIsGood, while the Night's Watch is nowadays infamous for being mostly criminals and runaways but includes many dutiful men of a somewhat higher moral fibre, subverting DarkIsEvil.
22nd Dec '16 9:51:32 PM Emperor_Oshron
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* All (or almost all) of the Sith in ''Franchise/StarWars'' are characterized by black outfits, usually combined with red, both colors associated with evil, violent character archetypes. It started with Darth Vader and his all-black appearance coupled with a red lightsaber (contrast Obi-Wan's more neutral brown and white clothing and heroic blue lightsaber) and was seen next with Emperor Palpatine/Darth Sidious, who wears a black robe. The Prequel Trilogy had even more Sith who continued the theme: Darth Maul also wore black and wielded a red lightsaber, this time coupled with his skin being dark black and bright red; Count Dooku has a black shirt and pants with a very dark red cape and, again, a red lightsaber; and finally Anakin's becoming Vader is foreshadowed by his wearing very dark clothing for the whole film before his final transformation into the Lord of the Sith. The tradition is continued again in ''The Force Awakens'' with Kylo Ren, who deliberately styled himself after Vader and wears a similar all-black outfit that covers every inch of his skin.
** This extends to the expanded universe of ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' and ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'', though mostly with characters that appeared previously in the films (especially [[spoiler: Darth Maul]]). More originally, Assaj Ventress and Savage Oppress also have black clothing. Palpatine changes it up by wearing a ''red'' cloak whenever he appears as Darth Sidious in ''Clone Wars''.
22nd Dec '16 9:41:14 PM Emperor_Oshron
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** Regina and Mr. Gold--aka the Evil Queen and Rumpelstiltskin--most frequently wear black in both Storybrooke and the Enchanted Forest, which is often associated with the kind of evil characters that both of them traditionally are. (Rumpel combines the black of his Enchanted Forest garb with some red, which is also often used for villains.)
21st Nov '16 8:40:09 AM creader
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* In the Spectacular Spider-Man, there appear to be different colors representing different aspects of Peter's life:

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* In the Spectacular Spider-Man, ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'', there appear to be different colors representing different aspects of Peter's life:
19th Nov '16 3:34:05 AM LB7979
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** In the follow-up short ''Disney/FrozenFever'' Elsa magically changes her signature light blue dress into bright green [[note]]How "ice / snow / cold powers" also somehow give her "textile / dye-changing powers", is another headscratcher altogether, but let's not get into that here...[[/note]] which seems very meaningful. 1) Elsa changing her clothing into Anna's color, represents her efforts in this short to bond with Anna (after all, it is all about her giving Anna a perfect birthday to make up for the previous birthdays she missed out on). Plus, if you're familiar with the symbolism of the Chakras: green stands for the Heart Chakra or love - in this case sisterly love, which is what the short is all about - even Anna & Kristoff's romantic love takes a backseat here to the sisterly love. 2) Green being the color of spring or summer more than winter, represents Elsa not being overpowered by her ice powers (which can be represented as blue) anymore, but being in control of them and using them for good. 3) After getting control of her powers at the end of ''Frozen'' (which also took place in summer), she thawed Arendelle from the accidental winter she put it in - and Anna's birthday is on the summer solstice (confirmed by WordOfGod), so Elsa's dressing green can represent her being totally at ease with the summer now and NOT being in danger of changing it into a winter anymore.
20th Oct '16 11:59:32 PM McSkywalker
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* A common motif in comic books is for our heroes to be dressed in primary colors (Superman, Spiderman, Captain America, The Fantastic Four) and our villains in secondary colors (Lex Luthor, The Joker, Doctor Doom, Green Goblin).

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* A common motif in comic books is for our heroes to be dressed in primary colors (Superman, Spiderman, Spider-Man, Captain America, The Fantastic Four) and our villains in secondary colors (Lex Luthor, The Joker, Doctor Doom, Green Goblin).
19th Oct '16 5:17:00 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Drakengard}}'', the dragons are colored differently. In the first Drakengard, Angelus, Caim's dragon, is red. She starts out as a bright red, turns pink in her second form, and then goes to a deep red in her third form. Her chaos form is a deep, purplish red. In Drakengard 2, Legna, Nowe's dragon, starts out as being a rich blue. He then turns to a darker, almost midnight blue, and finally goes to black. In Drakengard 3, Mikhail, Zero's dragon, is white with a black underbelly.

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* In ''{{Drakengard}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Drakengard}}'', the dragons are colored differently. In the first Drakengard, Angelus, Caim's dragon, is red. She starts out as a bright red, turns pink in her second form, and then goes to a deep red in her third form. Her chaos form is a deep, purplish red. In Drakengard 2, ''VideoGame/{{Drakengard 2}}'', Legna, Nowe's dragon, starts out as being a rich blue. He then turns to a darker, almost midnight blue, and finally goes to black. In Drakengard 3, Mikhail, Zero's dragon, is white with a black underbelly.
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