History Main / ColorMotif

22nd Jun '16 4:45:08 PM damus2300
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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', all the noble houses [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience throw their heraldic colors around]] every chance they get. The major players at the beginning of the series are the grim, dour, "[[MeaningfulName stark]]" Starks whose colors are grey and white, and the rich, opulent Lannisters whose colors are red and gold (which contrast plays into the whole "ice and fire" motif as well).
** The Night's Watch and the Kings guard wear black and white, respectively. Both represent moral ambiguity.
*** Though in different ways- the King's Guard is very respectable, but even the heroic characters among them tend to be assholes, subverting LightIsGood. The men of the Night's Watch are mostly thieves and other petty criminals, and mostly aren't the virtuous defenders of the realm that they should be, but tend to be commanded by men of high, if primitive, moral standards (for what those are worth in Westeros).

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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', all ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''
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the noble houses [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience throw their heraldic colors around]] every chance they get. The major players at the beginning of the series are the grim, dour, "[[MeaningfulName stark]]" Starks whose colors are grey and white, and the rich, opulent Lannisters whose colors are red and gold (which contrast plays into the whole "ice and fire" motif as well).
** The Night's Watch and the Kings guard wear black and white, respectively. Both represent moral ambiguity.
*** Though
ambiguity in different ways- the King's Guard is very respectable, but even the heroic characters among them tend to be assholes, subverting LightIsGood. The men of the Night's Watch are mostly thieves and other petty criminals, and mostly aren't the virtuous defenders of the realm that they should be, but tend to be commanded by men of high, if primitive, moral standards (for what those are worth in Westeros).Westeros).
** Grey is the worst color in the series and everyone and everything with this color is portrayed negatively.
*** Arya's eyes are grey and getting greyer to reflect her transformation into a CreepyChild.
*** Meryn Trant who killed Arya's mentor Syrio Forel is from Gallowsgrey.
*** The Grey plague.
*** King Garth Greybeard's reign is considered the "jump the shark" moment for House Gardener.
*** House Greystark was a traitorous branch of House Stark that was eradicated.
*** Gyles Greycloak was a traitorous Kingsguard knight.
19th Jun '16 1:05:02 AM FlakyPorcupine
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* Each segment in ''Film/TheABCsOfDeath'' are [[BookEnds bookended]] by zooming in or out on a red-colored object or blood.
11th Jun '16 4:53:52 PM Doug86
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* LordOfTheRings: Saruman's title of "the White" seems to mark him as the leader of the Istari (wizards). However, as part of his FaceHeelTurn, he opts to become Saruman of Many Colors. While that may seem like a step up from White, Gandalf notes that, since White is all colors together, Many Colors are symbolic of discord and divisiveness. For the record, the other wizards use mostly neutral colors like grey or brown (besides the two blue ones).

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* LordOfTheRings: ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'': Saruman's title of "the White" seems to mark him as the leader of the Istari (wizards). However, as part of his FaceHeelTurn, he opts to become Saruman of Many Colors. While that may seem like a step up from White, Gandalf notes that, since White is all colors together, Many Colors are symbolic of discord and divisiveness. For the record, the other wizards use mostly neutral colors like grey or brown (besides the two blue ones).
24th May '16 8:38:24 AM JoieDeCombat
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* ''Manga/MaidSama'' spends a chapter/episode examining what color motif best suits Misaki, prompted by Maid Latte scheduling a {{sentai}}-themed "Maid Rangers" event. Usui ultimately pegs her as "white" - untouched by any other colors, reflecting the way that Misaki sticks to her own path and does not allow other people to influence or divert her.
24th May '16 8:32:34 AM JoieDeCombat
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* Toki used to be drawn in a purple dress or in something that is purple, as can be seen here: [[http://akaichounokoe.deviantart.com/art/Lady-Toki-at-her-finest-285584418?q=gallery%3AAkaiChounokoe%2F34256865&qo=223]]. While doubling as PurpleIsPowerful (she is wealthy and is seen of high status) and GracefulLadiesLikePurple, it is also a color motif for insanity, fitting seeing as she is mentally ill. However, more commonly she is drawn in black, as can be seen here[[http://akaichounokoe.deviantart.com/art/Smiles-Can-Hide-Secrets-432520641]], a color that represents secrecy and mourning (or, for that matter, sorrow), a well as power and control, along with elegance, which in turn symbolizes her being, seeing as she does hide secrets, as well as hide her inner sorrow but, at the same time, she does hold some power and control, which would be most prominent seeing that she is queen of the {{Yakuza}} and is in charge of numerous illegal organizations. Ironically, her inner sorrow and secrets is what drove her insane in the first place.
** In that vein, Doki is typically drawn in something pink or white, as can be seen [[http://akaichounokoe.deviantart.com/art/Doki-in-pink-and-pearls-398785910 here]] and [[http://akaichounokoe.deviantart.com/art/Madgie-what-did-you-do-XXX-Book-Cover-335471109 here]], something that the former represents sweetness and she is a very nice person and the latter is supposed to represent her innocence or, rather, saintliness, during troubling times.
3rd May '16 10:18:08 PM granger2291
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* Season two of ''Carmilla'' has a mild version of this. As Perry [[spoiler: wears progressively darker colors until she is revealed to be the Dean]] and Mattie has almost the opposite arc [[spoiler: she incorporates lighter colors as she becomes more comfortable with the protagonists, and when she dies, her dress is predominantly white with hints of black.]]
14th Apr '16 1:11:04 AM thesunisup
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** Additionally, the color pairing of red and blue shows up a lot: the trolls' and kids' universes are coded blue and red respectively; Sollux's eyes, glasses, and psychic powers are red/blue, as is the cursed virus he creates; the trolls divide into red and blue teams for the game; red-blooded Aradia obtains a blue-blooded robot body and dates blue-blooded Equius, who turns into a red [[spoiler: sprite]]; Aradia also has a rivalry with blue-blooded Vriska, who loves red shoes; and the two male human protagonists are coded red and blue.
7th Apr '16 6:37:41 PM MasoTey
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* In ''Literature/AutobiographyOfRed'', yellow tends to symbolize things that pass out of the main character's life:
** His ex-boyfriend dreams of him reviving a dead yellow bird and then freeing it.
** There are two characters -- one with a yellow beard, the other with a yellow scarf -- whom he socializes with for a day, then doesn't see again.
** The ex-boyfriend is[[note]]revealed in the sequel to be[[/note]] blond, and he and the main character keep disconnecting and reconnecting over the course of two books.
21st Mar '16 12:00:00 AM Aiguille
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* In ''Podcast/AliceIsntDead,'' HumanoidAbomination The Thistle Man is heavily associated with the color yellow. He wears a yellow baseball cap and is also referred to as "the man with the yellow fingernails." The {{Narrator}} stresses repeatedly that they're a unique, translucent shade. On her first meeting with him, he's rotely and messily consuming an omelet, and its remnants coat his fingers and face.
19th Mar '16 3:54:15 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''TwinPeaks'' red usually turns up suggesting danger and sexuality, most obviously in the curtains of One Eyed Jacks and the Black Lodge.

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* In ''TwinPeaks'' ''Series/TwinPeaks'' red usually turns up suggesting danger and sexuality, most obviously in the curtains of One Eyed Jacks and the Black Lodge.
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