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22nd Mar '17 7:02:39 PM AthenaBlue
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* The first color daytime episode of ''{{Series/Concentration}}'', in November 1966, had the first couple of minutes in black and white, similar to ''The Wizard of Oz''.
* ''Series/DoctorWho''
** The opening scene of ''Doctor Who: The Two Doctors''.
** "The God Complex" gives us a creepy hotel. You know it's watching you when it's monochrome.
** ''Recap/DoctorWhoS18E5WarriorsGate'': Some of the weirder parts of the story, for thematically-appropriate but difficult-to-summarize reasons.

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* The first color daytime episode of ''{{Series/Concentration}}'', ''Series/{{Concentration}}'', in November 1966, had the first couple of minutes in black and white, similar to ''The Wizard of Oz''.
* ''Series/DoctorWho''
''Series/DoctorWho'':
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E5WarriorsGate "Warriors' Gate"]]: Some of the weirder parts of the story, for thematically-appropriate but difficult-to-summarize reasons.
** The opening scene of ''Doctor Who: The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E4TheTwoDoctors "The Two Doctors''.
Doctors"]].
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E11TheGodComplex "The God Complex" Complex"]] gives us a creepy hotel. You know it's watching you when it's monochrome.
** ''Recap/DoctorWhoS18E5WarriorsGate'': Some of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E7TheZygonInvasion "The Zygon Invasion"]] kicks off with a video by the weirder parts of [[TheDividual Osgoods]] talking about their role in keeping the story, for thematically-appropriate but difficult-to-summarize reasons.peace between humans and Zygons and something called the Osgood Box, in black and white. [[spoiler:The video is in black and white so viewers can't tell what colour the box is -- because there are actually two boxes.]]
18th Mar '17 4:34:48 PM PrincessPandaTrope
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** A sole exception is the last book of the series, ''Commander Toad and the Voyage Home'', which uses only full color illustrations. Believe it or not, it was published '''a decade''' after the previous entry.
18th Mar '17 4:27:40 PM PrincessPandaTrope
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* ''Commander Toad'', a series of books parodying ''Franchise/StarWars'', switches between color[[note]]which uses ColorWash of green, red, and brown[[/note]] and grayscale pencil illustrations every 2 pages.
21st Jan '17 5:25:24 PM PaulA
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* ''Nadja'' (1994): This vampire movie.

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* ''Nadja'' ''Film/{{Nadja}}'' (1994): This modern vampire movie.movie is filmed entirely in black and white. Apart from the artistic considerations, it also allows for Creator/BelaLugosi to make a cameo appearance via StockFootage.
19th Jan '17 7:33:52 PM dsneybuf
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* ''Webcomic/FreeSpirit'' uses shades of gray and white instead of colors, unlike the rest of the Website/PlatypusComix series.

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* ''Webcomic/FreeSpirit'' ''Webcomic/FreeSpirit2014'' uses shades of gray and white instead of colors, unlike the rest of the Website/PlatypusComix series.
18th Jan '17 3:49:22 PM Josef5678
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* The entirety of ''VideoGame/{{Hatred}}'' is in black and white, with certain special effects appearing in color such as blood, light up building signs, police car lights and large explosions.
10th Jan '17 7:13:53 AM erforce
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* In ''[[VideoGame/MedalOfHonor Medal Of Honor: Airborne]]'', [[InterfaceScrew the player's vision temporarily turns grayscale]] when [[TapOnTheHead meleed by an enemy]]. Nearby explosions cause [[RedFilterOfDoom red-out]] and [[ShellShockSilence tinnitus]]. The red filter is also used as a CriticalAnnoyance.

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* In ''[[VideoGame/MedalOfHonor Medal Of Honor: Airborne]]'', ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonorAirborne'', [[InterfaceScrew the player's vision temporarily turns grayscale]] when [[TapOnTheHead meleed by an enemy]]. Nearby explosions cause [[RedFilterOfDoom red-out]] and [[ShellShockSilence tinnitus]]. The red filter is also used as a CriticalAnnoyance.
2nd Jan '17 5:17:06 PM FordPrefect
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* Pictures of Johnny Wave, a Heavyweight Champion of Magnificent Championship Wrestling Heavyweight, are old fashion brownish. This is a partly a {{stealth pun}}, he's a such a SurferDude even his photos are washed out.[[/folder]]

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* Pictures of Johnny Wave, a Heavyweight Champion of Magnificent Championship Wrestling Heavyweight, Wrestling, are old fashion brownish. This is a partly a {{stealth pun}}, he's a such a SurferDude even his photos are washed out.[[/folder]]
31st Dec '16 9:11:06 AM Pichu-kun
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* The vaporware Wii Gothic horror title ''VideoGame/{{Sadness}}'' is supposed to be presented entirely in black and white.

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* The vaporware {{vaporware}} Wii Gothic horror title ''VideoGame/{{Sadness}}'' is ''Sadness'' was supposed to be presented entirely in black and white.



* World 6-3 from ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros'' However it was actually colorized in the SNES remake.

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* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':
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World 6-3 from ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros'' However ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros'', however it was actually colorized in the SNES remake.
31st Dec '16 9:07:52 AM Pichu-kun
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* Ads for kids show the boring world in black and white before the introduction of the new product that gives everything color.

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* Ads Many ads for kids show the boring world in black and white before the introduction of the new product that gives everything color.



* The ''Batman Black and White'' series has stories where it's in, you guessed it, black and white! [[spoiler:Except for the last story in the last volume, which has splashes of red]]. One story features a villain, the Black and White Bandit, who is colorblind and whose {{idiosyncrazy}} involves things that are black and white -- adding a bizarre level of meta.

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* The ''Batman ''Franchise/{{Batman}} Black and White'' series has stories where it's in, you guessed it, black and white! [[spoiler:Except for the last story in the last volume, which has splashes of red]]. One story features a villain, the Black and White Bandit, who is colorblind and whose {{idiosyncrazy}} involves things that are black and white -- adding a bizarre level of meta.



** A few years later, this inspired the makers of the first film adaptation of ''Literature/TheSecretGarden'' to use the same technique, contrasting the brilliant life of the restored garden with the glum drabness of the surrounding estate.

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** * A few years later, this ''The Wizard of Oz'' inspired the makers of the first film adaptation of ''Literature/TheSecretGarden'' to use the same technique, contrasting the brilliant life of the restored garden with the glum drabness of the surrounding estate.



* Though its absence isn't indicated until far into the book, the majority of ''Literature/TheGiver'' takes place InAWorld where color (and music... and [[NoSexAllowed sex]]...) have been eliminated -- or, rather, most people have been genetically engineered and drugged not to see it. This is employed in the film adaptation as well; it starts out in monochrome, but more colors emerge as [[spoiler:Jonas receives memories that feature the full human color spectrum.]]

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* Though its absence isn't indicated until far into the book, the majority of ''Literature/TheGiver'' takes place InAWorld where color (and music... and [[NoSexAllowed sex]]...) have been eliminated -- or, rather, most people have been genetically engineered and drugged not to see it. This is employed in the [[Film/TheGiver film adaptation adaptation]] as well; it starts out in monochrome, but more colors emerge as [[spoiler:Jonas receives memories that feature the full human color spectrum.]]



* The Twilight areas of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess''. According to the early trailers, the Twilight was originally supposed to be ''completely'' monochrome, but the development team decided to make it more sepia-like with lots of bloom, possibly as one of Nintendo's many {{Take That}}s against the [[RealIsBrown "realistic" graphics]] on competitor systems.

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
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The Twilight areas of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess''. According to the early trailers, the Twilight was originally supposed to be ''completely'' monochrome, but the development team decided to make it more sepia-like with lots of bloom, possibly as one of Nintendo's many {{Take That}}s against the [[RealIsBrown "realistic" graphics]] on competitor systems.



*** [[spoiler: Hyrule Castle]] in Wind Waker is also monochrome (and frozen in time) before you get the [[spoiler: Master Sword]].

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*** ** [[spoiler: Hyrule Castle]] in Wind Waker ''Wind Waker'' is also monochrome (and frozen in time) before you get the [[spoiler: Master Sword]].
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