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22nd Aug '14 1:56:10 PM Vir
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4th Sep '13 3:07:13 PM Gooberpatrol66
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In RealLife, actual fire is rarely red at all. Most normal flames are either orange or gold with a white center; to get actual red fire, you have to use specific substances. This is why the fire scene when Sam defeats the Samurai in ''Film/{{Brazil}}'' was quite hard to make, as pure red fire is really hard to generate without filtering. The reason why fire is associated with red is maybe due to the natural tendency of seeing red as a warm colour (when it is actually the coldest part of the light spectrum; accordingly, [[TechnicolorFire blue fire]] is much hotter), as well as the fact that embers tend to be red. Another possible explanation is the fact that orange's identity as an individual colour is very recent, and thus older works might use "red" as a placeholder.

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In RealLife, actual fire is rarely red at all. Most normal flames are either orange or gold with a white center; to get actual red fire, you have to use specific substances. This is why the fire scene when Sam defeats the Samurai in ''Film/{{Brazil}}'' was quite hard to make, as pure red fire is really hard to generate without filtering. The reason why fire is associated with red is maybe due to the natural tendency of seeing red as a warm colour (when it is actually the coldest part lowest energy region of the light visible spectrum; accordingly, [[TechnicolorFire blue fire]] is much hotter), as well as the fact that embers tend to be red. Another possible explanation is the fact that orange's identity as an individual colour is very recent, and thus older works might use "red" as a placeholder.
9th Apr '13 1:45:58 PM FordPrefect
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In RealLife, actual fire is rarely red at all. Most normal flames are either orange or gold with a white center; to get actual red fire, you have to use specific substances. This is why the fire scene when Sam defeats the Samurai in ''Film/{{Brazil}}'' was quite hard to make, as pure red fire is really that hard to generate without filtering. The reason why fire is associted with red is maybe due to the natural tendency of seeing red as a warm colour (when it is actually the coldest part of the light spectrum; accordingly, [[TechnicolorFire blue fire]] is much hotter), as well as the fact that embers tend to be red. Another possible explanation is the fact that orange's identity as an individual colour is very recent, and thus older works might use "red" as a placeholder.

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In RealLife, actual fire is rarely red at all. Most normal flames are either orange or gold with a white center; to get actual red fire, you have to use specific substances. This is why the fire scene when Sam defeats the Samurai in ''Film/{{Brazil}}'' was quite hard to make, as pure red fire is really that hard to generate without filtering. The reason why fire is associted associated with red is maybe due to the natural tendency of seeing red as a warm colour (when it is actually the coldest part of the light spectrum; accordingly, [[TechnicolorFire blue fire]] is much hotter), as well as the fact that embers tend to be red. Another possible explanation is the fact that orange's identity as an individual colour is very recent, and thus older works might use "red" as a placeholder.
3rd Jan '13 9:30:00 AM Willbyr
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This trope is quite omnipresent in cultural thought. [[color:red:Red]] is the colour of [[color:red:fire]] and even the Sun in most eastern Asian cultures, and has had associations with [[color:red:fire]] in the western world for several millenia. When [[ColorCodedElements elements are colour coded]], who gets [[color:red:Red]]? Fire. What colour do [[PlayingWithFire fire-powered characters]] wear? [[color:red:Red]].

In RealLife, actual [[color:red:fire]] is rarely [[color:red:red]] at all. Most normal [[color:red:flames]] are either [[color:orange:orange]] or [[color:gold:gold]] with a [[color:lightgrey:white]] center; to get actual [[color:red:red]] fire, you have to use specific substances. This is why the [[color:red:fire]] scene when Sam defeats the Samurai in ''Film/{{Brazil}}'' was quite hard to make, as pure [[color:red:red fire]] is really that hard to generate without filtering. The reason why [[color:red:fire]] is associted with [[color:red:red]] is maybe due to the natural tendency of seeing [[color:red:red]] as a warm colour (when it is actually the coldest part of the light spectrum; accordingly, [[TechnicolorFire blue fire]] is much hotter), as well as the fact that embers tend to be [[color:red:red]]. Another possible explanation is the fact that [[color:orange:orange]]'s identity as an individual colour is very recent, and thus older works might use "[[color:darkorange:red]]" as a placeholder.

As a consequence of this, some works subvert this trope by associating fire with other colours, namely orange or gold. This subversion is OlderThanDirt; ancient indian traditions used the colour [[color:yellow:yellow]] for the Manipura, the fire chakra, while red was reserved for the Muladhara, the [[DishingOutDirt earth chakra]].

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This trope is quite omnipresent in cultural thought. [[color:red:Red]] Red is the colour of [[color:red:fire]] fire and even the Sun in most eastern Asian cultures, and has had associations with [[color:red:fire]] fire in the western world for several millenia. When [[ColorCodedElements elements are colour coded]], who gets [[color:red:Red]]? Red? Fire. What colour do [[PlayingWithFire fire-powered characters]] wear? [[color:red:Red]].

Red.

In RealLife, actual [[color:red:fire]] fire is rarely [[color:red:red]] red at all. Most normal [[color:red:flames]] flames are either [[color:orange:orange]] orange or [[color:gold:gold]] gold with a [[color:lightgrey:white]] white center; to get actual [[color:red:red]] red fire, you have to use specific substances. This is why the [[color:red:fire]] fire scene when Sam defeats the Samurai in ''Film/{{Brazil}}'' was quite hard to make, as pure [[color:red:red fire]] red fire is really that hard to generate without filtering. The reason why [[color:red:fire]] fire is associted with [[color:red:red]] red is maybe due to the natural tendency of seeing [[color:red:red]] red as a warm colour (when it is actually the coldest part of the light spectrum; accordingly, [[TechnicolorFire blue fire]] is much hotter), as well as the fact that embers tend to be [[color:red:red]]. red. Another possible explanation is the fact that [[color:orange:orange]]'s orange's identity as an individual colour is very recent, and thus older works might use "[[color:darkorange:red]]" "red" as a placeholder.

As a consequence of this, some works subvert this trope by associating fire with other colours, namely orange or gold. This subversion is OlderThanDirt; ancient indian traditions used the colour [[color:yellow:yellow]] yellow for the Manipura, the fire chakra, while red was reserved for the Muladhara, the [[DishingOutDirt earth chakra]].



A subtrope of ColorCodedElements.
A SisterTrope to RedIsHeroic.

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A subtrope SubTrope of ColorCodedElements.
ColorCodedElements. A SisterTrope to RedIsHeroic.RedIsHeroic.
30th Nov '12 8:51:23 PM LEDbullet
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A subtrope of ColorCodedElements. See Also LavaIsBoilingKoolAid

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''This is also a likely reason why LavaIsBoilingKoolAid''

A subtrope of ColorCodedElements. See Also LavaIsBoilingKoolAid
30th Nov '12 8:50:24 PM LEDbullet
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A subtrope of ColorCodedElements.

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A subtrope of ColorCodedElements.
ColorCodedElements. See Also LavaIsBoilingKoolAid
20th Nov '12 1:50:40 AM Telcontar
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14th Sep '12 2:09:58 PM DragonQuestZ
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A SisterTrope to RedIsHeroic.
9th Aug '12 3:07:17 AM Willbyr
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15th Jun '12 12:26:20 PM troacctid
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In RealLife, actual [[color:red:fire]] is rarely [[color:red:red]] at all. Most normal [[color:red:flames]] are either [[color:orange:orange]] or [[color:gold:gold]] with a [[color:lightgrey:white]] center; to get actual [[color:red:red]] fire, you have to use specific substances. This is why the [[color:red:fire]] scene when Sam defeats the Samurai in Film/{{Brazil}} was quite hard to make, as pure [[color:red:red fire]] is really that hard to generate without filtering. The reason why [[color:red:fire]] is associted with [[color:red:red]] is maybe due to the natural tendency of seeing [[color:red:red]] as a warm colour (when it is actually the coldest part of the light spectrum; accordingly, [[TechnicolorFire blue fire]] is much hotter), as well as the fact that embers tend to be [[color:red:red]]. Another possible explanation is the fact that [[color:orange:orange]]'s identity as an individual colour is very recent, and thus older works might use "[[color:darkorange:red]]" as a placeholder.

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In RealLife, actual [[color:red:fire]] is rarely [[color:red:red]] at all. Most normal [[color:red:flames]] are either [[color:orange:orange]] or [[color:gold:gold]] with a [[color:lightgrey:white]] center; to get actual [[color:red:red]] fire, you have to use specific substances. This is why the [[color:red:fire]] scene when Sam defeats the Samurai in Film/{{Brazil}} ''Film/{{Brazil}}'' was quite hard to make, as pure [[color:red:red fire]] is really that hard to generate without filtering. The reason why [[color:red:fire]] is associted with [[color:red:red]] is maybe due to the natural tendency of seeing [[color:red:red]] as a warm colour (when it is actually the coldest part of the light spectrum; accordingly, [[TechnicolorFire blue fire]] is much hotter), as well as the fact that embers tend to be [[color:red:red]]. Another possible explanation is the fact that [[color:orange:orange]]'s identity as an individual colour is very recent, and thus older works might use "[[color:darkorange:red]]" as a placeholder.
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