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28th Jun '16 4:29:17 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* In Creator/StevenBrust's ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' stories, all Dragaerans belong to one of 17 (or more) great Houses. Each House has its own colors and most Dragaerans typically wear some variant of those colors. Jhereg wear grey and black, Dragons wear black and silver, Phoenix wear gold (not yellow, ''gold''), and Orca wear pale blue and green. The House of the Yendi is the only one which doesn't have set colors.

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* In Creator/StevenBrust's ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' stories, all Dragaerans belong to one of 17 (or more) great Houses. Each House has its own colors and most Dragaerans typically wear some variant of those colors. Jhereg wear grey and black, Dragons wear black and silver, Phoenix wear gold (not yellow, ''gold''), and Orca wear pale blue and green. The House of the Yendi is the only one which doesn't have set colors. House colors become a plot point in ''The Phoenix Guards," when an independent-minded Dragaeran causes a romantic misunderstanding when she wears another house's colors.
28th Jun '16 4:24:25 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Series/BabylonFive'' takes a rather literal [[PlanetOfHats Planets of Hats ]]approach to this. The Centauri dress like the [[{{Prussia}} Prussian military]], the Narn favour leather oddments dyed and visibly stitched together, the Minbari go for priestly robes, and later, we see the warrior caste use somewhat more functional clothing. The humans start in the same outfits, but then splinter and argue over the clothing bin. Even the spaceships of the various species follow this trope.
** Some [=EarthForce=] ships don't look very much alike. For example, the ''Hyperion''-class heavy cruisers have a different design and different paint job than the ''Nova''-class dreadnoughts and the ''Omega''-class destroyers. This is due to them being produced by different defense contractors. The ''Hyperion''s were produced by [=KarmaTech=] and have a distinctly white (or light grey) and blue color scheme. The Rocketdyne-produced ''Nova''e and ''Omega''s are entirely dark grey, or even black. Of course, this is likely further meant to show off how varied humans are compared to the other races. Then again, we don't get to see a lot of different types of ships from other races.

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* ''Series/BabylonFive'' takes a rather literal [[PlanetOfHats Planets of Hats ]]approach to this. The Centauri dress like the [[{{Prussia}} Prussian military]], the Narn favour leather oddments dyed and visibly stitched together, the Minbari go for priestly robes, and later, we see the warrior caste use somewhat more functional clothing. The humans start in the same outfits, but then splinter and argue over the clothing bin. Even the spaceships of the various species follow this trope.\n** Some [=EarthForce=] ships don't look very much alike. For example, the ''Hyperion''-class heavy cruisers have a different design and different paint job than the ''Nova''-class dreadnoughts and the ''Omega''-class destroyers. This is due to them being produced by different defense contractors. The ''Hyperion''s were produced by [=KarmaTech=] and have a distinctly white (or light grey) and blue color scheme. The Rocketdyne-produced ''Nova''e and ''Omega''s are entirely dark grey, or even black. Of course, this is likely further meant to show off how varied humans are compared to the other races. Then again, we don't get to see a lot of different types of ships from other races.
6th Jun '16 2:30:02 AM DoctorNemesis
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* Played for laughs on ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'' where the Nazi officers start wondering if the skulls on their uniforms [[HeelRealization make them the bad guys.]]

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* Played for laughs on ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'' where the Nazi officers start wondering if the skulls on their uniforms [[HeelRealization make them the bad guys.]]]] At one point, one of them accuses the other of being taken in by Allied propaganda, pointing out that naturally the Allies would be trying to frame them in a poor light. The other retorts that while this might be the case, the Allies didn't also get to design their uniforms.
13th May '16 8:14:16 PM FordPrefect
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* ''Film/TheDarkKnight'': The Joker [[ExploitedTrope used this trope for his advantage.]] [[spoiler: [[InvokedTrope The doctors were the joker's men and the clowns were hostages]].]]

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* ''Film/TheDarkKnight'': The Joker [[ExploitedTrope used this trope for his advantage.]] [[spoiler: [[InvokedTrope The doctors were the joker's Joker's men and the clowns were hostages]].]]
13th May '16 8:12:58 PM FordPrefect
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This can also apply even with GrayAndGrayMorality. Just because you don't know which side is really the bad guys, doesn't mean you still can't tell one side from the other.

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This can also apply even with GrayAndGrayMorality. Just because you don't know which side is really the bad guys, doesn't mean you still can't still tell one side from the other.
23rd Nov '15 8:44:03 PM DragonQuestZ
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Not to be confused with SignificantWardrobeShift.



* To show Theodora's transformation as a "wild" girl, in ''Film/TheodoraGoesWild'', her outfits are extravagant, costly, and full of stylish 1930s splendor. Compare this to when we first see our protagonist in simple, modest suits.
23rd Nov '15 1:41:48 PM LongTallShorty64
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*To show Theodora's transformation as a "wild" girl, in ''Film/TheodoraGoesWild'', her outfits are extravagant, costly, and full of stylish 1930s splendor. Compare this to when we first see our protagonist in simple, modest suits.
22nd Aug '15 3:02:05 AM Cryoclaste
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* ''RogueTrooper'' - the Norts wear rubbery suits and [[GasMaskMooks gas masks]], while the Southers wear harder armour and clear visors.

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* ''RogueTrooper'' ''ComicBook/RogueTrooper'' - the Norts wear rubbery suits and [[GasMaskMooks gas masks]], while the Southers wear harder armour and clear visors.



* In the original ''StarWars'' trilogy, the rebels had a variety of uniforms, and so did TheEmpire. It's just the styles of them were easy to tell apart.

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* In the original ''StarWars'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' trilogy, the rebels had a variety of uniforms, and so did TheEmpire. It's just the styles of them were easy to tell apart.



* In the ''RockyHorrorPictureShow'', at first, Brad and Janet wear more conservative clothing compared to Frank N. Furter (who is in women's lingerie). Later in the film, when they are corrupted, they are stripped down to their underwear and also end up wearing the same clothing as Frank during the floorshow.

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* In the ''RockyHorrorPictureShow'', ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'', at first, Brad and Janet wear more conservative clothing compared to Frank N. Furter (who is in women's lingerie). Later in the film, when they are corrupted, they are stripped down to their underwear and also end up wearing the same clothing as Frank during the floorshow.



* Wizards in ''{{Dragonlance}}'', at least prior to the Second Cataclysm, had a strict dress code: Good wizards wore white robes, [[TrueNeutral neutral]] wizards wore red robes, and evil wizards wore [[BlackCloak black robes]]. [[spoiler:Raistlin]]' had to dye his robes when he changed sides and broke the rules by not officially declaring his change of colour to the Conclave.

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* Wizards in ''{{Dragonlance}}'', ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'', at least prior to the Second Cataclysm, had a strict dress code: Good wizards wore white robes, [[TrueNeutral neutral]] wizards wore red robes, and evil wizards wore [[BlackCloak black robes]]. [[spoiler:Raistlin]]' had to dye his robes when he changed sides and broke the rules by not officially declaring his change of colour to the Conclave.



* All gang members, police and pimps in the SaintsRow series have the same kind of uniform which makes them easy to spot.

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* All gang members, police and pimps in the SaintsRow ''VideoGame/SaintsRow'' series have the same kind of uniform which makes them easy to spot.



* In the ''PaperMario'' series, you can tell which Koopas are good and which aren't (at least in the first three or so games) by whether they're wearing sunglasses or not (the former are the evil/brainwashed/villain versions). The evil ones also have red shells and spiked arm bands and collars like those worn by Bowser
* Some RTS games, such as ''AgeOfEmpires3'', will avoid using two of the same nation in randomized skirmishes to avoid confusion when not using the [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience trinary color option]]. For a non-opposing example, upgrading your units gives them significant cosmetic changes that allow skilled players to identify the tech level of opposing units on sight. For example, upgrading ''AgeOfMythology''s Ulfsarks to the highest rank makes their [[HeadHat bearskin hats]] vividly white, as opposed to the usual brown.

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* In the ''PaperMario'' ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' series, you can tell which Koopas are good and which aren't (at least in the first three or so games) by whether they're wearing sunglasses or not (the former are the evil/brainwashed/villain versions). The evil ones also have red shells and spiked arm bands and collars like those worn by Bowser
* Some RTS games, such as ''AgeOfEmpires3'', ''AgeOfEmpiresIII'', will avoid using two of the same nation in randomized skirmishes to avoid confusion when not using the [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience trinary color option]]. For a non-opposing example, upgrading your units gives them significant cosmetic changes that allow skilled players to identify the tech level of opposing units on sight. For example, upgrading ''AgeOfMythology''s ''AgeOfMythology'''s Ulfsarks to the highest rank makes their [[HeadHat bearskin hats]] vividly white, as opposed to the usual brown.
28th Jul '15 5:08:56 PM Prfnoff
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* ''GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'' combines this with ColorCodedForYourConvenience with street gang members (Grove Street Families green, Ballas purple, Vagos yellow, and Aztecas cyan) so that you knew who would shoot at you on sight (Ballas and Vagos).

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* ''GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'' ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'' combines this with ColorCodedForYourConvenience with street gang members (Grove Street Families green, Ballas purple, Vagos yellow, and Aztecas cyan) so that you knew who would shoot at you on sight (Ballas and Vagos).



* The mercenaries, French soldiers, and rebels in CryHavoc all wear different styles of gear. The mercs wear green or olive armor that is much larger and bulkier than the French's tan and brown vests. The rebels wear much brighter colors with light vests and armor or none at all.

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* The mercenaries, French soldiers, and rebels in CryHavoc ''Webcomic/CryHavoc'' all wear different styles of gear. The mercs wear green or olive armor that is much larger and bulkier than the French's tan and brown vests. The rebels wear much brighter colors with light vests and armor or none at all.
12th Jul '15 1:38:28 AM wrpen99
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* In the ''PaperMario'' series, you can tell which Koopas are good and which aren't (at least in the first three or so games) by whether they're wearing sunglasses or not (the former are the evil/brainwashed/villain versions). The evil ones also have red shells and spiked arm bands and collars like those worn by Bowser.

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* In the ''PaperMario'' series, you can tell which Koopas are good and which aren't (at least in the first three or so games) by whether they're wearing sunglasses or not (the former are the evil/brainwashed/villain versions). The evil ones also have red shells and spiked arm bands and collars like those worn by Bowser.Bowser
* Some RTS games, such as ''AgeOfEmpires3'', will avoid using two of the same nation in randomized skirmishes to avoid confusion when not using the [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience trinary color option]]. For a non-opposing example, upgrading your units gives them significant cosmetic changes that allow skilled players to identify the tech level of opposing units on sight. For example, upgrading ''AgeOfMythology''s Ulfsarks to the highest rank makes their [[HeadHat bearskin hats]] vividly white, as opposed to the usual brown.
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