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14th Mar '17 2:15:40 PM BackgroundGuy
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* Everyone knows what traffic lights mean - red means stop, green means go, yellow means prepare to stop here as the light will soon be red. However, in many places, at least across the US, a fourth light is used - white. This indicates ''vehicle exemption'' - that an approaching vehicle cannot stop at this intersection and must be allowed to proceed regardless of whether its lane has a green light. Typically, this is for law enforcement or emergency services, but can also apply to trains that have to use tracks that happen to run through an intersection.
25th Feb '17 5:35:13 AM SeptimusHeap
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* EyeColourChange



* CommonEyeColors
** EyeColourChange
13th Jan '17 12:59:52 PM megarockman
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* During the early 20th Century, the United States developed a series of war plans to outline what would be done in the event of a war with other countries. Some plans were more developed than others, depending on how likely the UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks thought war with that country was. Each belligerent was referred to by color for both brevity and diplomatic considerations - in time the plans themselves were referred to by color. For fun, try to guess whom the plan involved:

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* During the early 20th Century, the United States developed a series of war plans to outline what would be done in the event of a war with other countries. Some plans were more developed than others, depending on how likely the UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks thought war with that country was. Each belligerent was referred to by color for both brevity and diplomatic considerations - in time the plans themselves were referred to by color. For fun, try to guess whom the plan involved:



** War Plan Blue: The US. No, not a prospective revival of [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar the Confederacy - these just covered normal preparation actions to be undertaken in peacetime. In all the war plans, the US was code-named "Blue".]]

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** War Plan Blue: The US. No, not a prospective revival of [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar the Confederacy Confederacy]] - these just covered normal preparation actions to be undertaken in peacetime. In all the war plans, the US was code-named "Blue".]]
4th Jan '17 1:11:54 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': The families are colour coded by hair. The Lannisters are blonde, the Baratheons are black-haired, the Targaryens are platinum, the Greyjoys are light brown-haired and the Tullys are reddish brown-haired. This is a blessing to the viewer trying to keep track of the LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, where the politics between families is the main theme.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
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The families are colour coded by hair. The Lannisters are blonde, the Baratheons are black-haired, the Targaryens are platinum, platinum and pale because they're ''very'' descended from Valyrians, the Greyjoys are light brown-haired and the Tullys are reddish brown-haired. This is a blessing to the viewer trying to keep track of the LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, where the politics between families is the main theme. This also actually plays a part in the plot considering hair color isn't the only thing being passed down.
** Soldiers' uniforms: Stark troops wear grey and brown, Lannisters wear black, red and gold, Baratheons wear light brown and orange, Arryns wear light blue, Greyjoys wear dark Cambridge blue, Martells wear orange and cream, and wildlings wear grey.
** Invoked by the Night's Watch and the Kingsguard, who wear black and white respectively in place of heraldry to signify their rejection of any prior allegiance.
1st Jan '17 12:39:34 PM BuddyBoy600alt
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* Both ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' games for the UsefulNote/NintendoEntertainmentSystem (''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda'' and ''[[VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink The Legend of Zelda II: The Adventure Of Link]]'') has the golden shelled cartridge instead of grey cartridge like most NES games. Additionally the box art has a hole to show gamers that cartridge is gold.
31st Dec '16 6:00:48 PM BuddyBoy600alt
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* The original VHS release of ''Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial'' has a green gate and green reel on the VHS. This kind would be later used by Creator/RandomHouseHomeVideo.
31st Dec '16 3:59:41 AM Mewseeker
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* In ''VideoGame/CreepyCastle'', the boss Moody's gimmick is that his color will dictate his attack. [[spoiler: Attacking him while [[TurnRed he's red will trigger a nasty counterattack.]]]]
29th Dec '16 1:01:28 PM MiddleEighth
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*After Paul gains the ability to see magic and power in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'', he discovers that he sees different kinds of magic in different colors. However, the color scheme seems to be idiosyncratic to him; for example, he sees the psionic Ringo as bright blue, normal masking magic as one shade of sea green, and masking magic that protects against mind control as another shade of sea green. He wants very much to learn what each color represents but never gets the opportunity.
**He also tastes energy; lightning tastes like peaches and cream, dragon fire tastes like crunchy apples, and a purple force field tastes like really good grapes.
21st Dec '16 11:44:08 PM PhantomRider
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* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'': Every Power Ranger will always wear at least one item in their Ranger color. Former Rangers will usually dress in neutrals like black, gray or brown. Family members or love interests of specific Rangers will also often dress in their relevant Ranger's color. Every now and then, you'll get a side character, like Emily in Zeo, who dresses exclusively in orange.

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* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'': Every Power Ranger will always wear at least one item in their Ranger color. It was most egregious in the original series, where no one seemed to own anything that wasn't in their Ranger color. Former Rangers will usually dress in neutrals like black, gray or brown. Family members or love interests of specific Rangers will also often dress in their relevant Ranger's color. Every now and then, you'll get a side character, like Emily in Zeo, who dresses exclusively in orange.orange.
**It's been lampshaded a couple of times. In ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder,'' when Tommy becomes the Black Ranger, he mentions that he's got to go shopping - there is a distinct lack of black in his closet. In ''Series/PowerRangersSPD,'' whenever Bridge, the Green Ranger, uses his PsychicPowers, which are ''not'' part of his Ranger powers, the effect is green. In a later team-up episode, it's revealed that he is now Red. ''His psychic aura has also somehow become red.''



* In American politics, Blue is the color associated with the Democratic Party (liberal), Red with the Republican Party (conservative), and Green with Independent or Third-Party candidates. Hilariously, this color scheme is completely arbitrary: it was invented by the NBC broadcast network during their coverage of the extremely-close 2000 Presidential election purely as a means of keeping things straight on their electoral map. But it's been pretty much adopted by the political parties involved ever since (you'll often hear of a solid Republican or conservative state referred to in discourse as a "red state", one with a more even mix as a "purple", etc.). Even more hilariously, this color scheme is almost the exact opposite of that of European politics, where Blue is associated with conservative movements and Red with social democratic, socialist and communist ones.

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* In American politics, Blue is the color associated with the Democratic Party (liberal), Red with the Republican Party (conservative), and Green with Independent or Third-Party candidates. Hilariously, this color scheme is completely arbitrary: it was invented by the NBC broadcast network [[NewerThanTheyThink during their coverage of the extremely-close 2000 Presidential election election]] purely as a means of keeping things straight on their electoral map. But it's been pretty much adopted by the political parties involved ever since (you'll often hear of a solid Republican or conservative state referred to in discourse as a "red state", one with a more even mix as a "purple", etc.). Even more hilariously, this color scheme is almost the exact opposite of that of European politics, where Blue is associated with conservative movements and Red with social democratic, socialist and communist ones.
17th Dec '16 12:34:56 PM Vir
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* In ''VideoGame/LEGODimensions'', year 1 figures have cyan Toy Tags, while year 2 figures have gold.

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* In ''VideoGame/LEGODimensions'', year 1 figures have cyan Toy Tags, while year 2 figures have gold.orange.
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