History Main / LawOfChromaticSuperiority

18th Jun '18 9:19:17 AM FangedFaerie
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* The people in ''Literature/RedRising'', who are born Golds (golden irises, blonde hair, genetically superior physical traits) are at the top of the societal pyramid of power, with "Bronzie" being a nickname for the lower stock. The next tier of the pyramid are the Silvers (money managers), Whites (priesthood), and Coppers (bureaucrats). Beneath them are Oranges (mechanics), Yellows, (doctors), Greens (programmers), Blues (navigators), and Violets (artists). The fourth tier of the pyramid are the Grays (police), who are considered to be above the Browns (servants), Obsidians (brute force soldiers), and Pinks (sex workers). Reds (manual labor) form the base of the pyramid.

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* The people in ''Literature/RedRising'', ''Literature/RedRising'' who are born Golds (golden irises, blonde hair, genetically superior physical traits) are at the top of the societal pyramid of power, with "Bronzie" being a nickname for the lower stock. The next tier of the pyramid are the Silvers (money managers), Whites (priesthood), and Coppers (bureaucrats). Beneath them are Oranges (mechanics), Yellows, (doctors), Greens (programmers), Blues (navigators), and Violets (artists). The fourth tier of the pyramid are the Grays (police), who are considered to be above the Browns (servants), Obsidians (brute force soldiers), and Pinks (sex workers). Reds (manual labor) form the base of the pyramid.
18th Jun '18 9:18:35 AM FangedFaerie
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* The people in ''Literature/RedRising'', who are born Golds (golden irises, blonde hair, genetically superior physical traits) are at the top of the societal pyramid of power, with "Bronzie" being a nickname for the lower stock. The next tier of the pyramid are the Silvers (money managers), Whites (priesthood), and Coppers (bureaucrats). Beneath them are Oranges (mechanics), Yellows, (doctors), Greens (programmers), Blues (navigators), and Violets (artists). The fourth tier of the pyramid are the Grays (police), who are considered to be above the Browns (servants), Obsidians (brute force soldiers), and Pinks (sex workers). Reds (manual labor) form the base of the pyramid.
30th May '18 9:04:48 PM ElSquibbonator
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While red is one of the most common colors to receive this treatment, it isn't the only one. It's generally held that the rarest color in a work will be the "best" one. A guy dressed all in black will ''always'' defeat opponents clad in lesser colors. Gold is ''always'' better than silver (unless you're [[SilverBullets dealing with werewolves]]), and silver is always better than bronze. Since bronze and gold are sometimes the same color, it makes for a complicated hierarchy.

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While red is one of the most common colors to receive this treatment, it isn't the only one. It's generally held that the rarest color in a work will be the "best" one. A guy dressed all in black will ''always'' defeat opponents clad in lesser colors. Gold is ''always'' better than silver (unless you're [[SilverBullets [[SilverBullet dealing with werewolves]]), and silver is always better than bronze. Since bronze and gold are sometimes the same color, it makes for a complicated hierarchy.
30th May '18 9:04:34 PM ElSquibbonator
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While red is one of the most common colors to receive this treatment, it isn't the only one. It's generally held that the rarest color in a work will be the "best" one. A guy dressed all in black will ''always'' defeat opponents clad in lesser colors. Gold is ''always'' better than silver, and silver is always better than bronze. Since bronze and gold are sometimes the same color, it makes for a complicated hierarchy.

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While red is one of the most common colors to receive this treatment, it isn't the only one. It's generally held that the rarest color in a work will be the "best" one. A guy dressed all in black will ''always'' defeat opponents clad in lesser colors. Gold is ''always'' better than silver, silver (unless you're [[SilverBullets dealing with werewolves]]), and silver is always better than bronze. Since bronze and gold are sometimes the same color, it makes for a complicated hierarchy.
25th May '18 9:40:06 PM MagiMecha
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* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' had the Command Track departments wear a "Wine Red" uniform. This is a departure from the original ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' where the Command was Gold (actually a Lime Green that turned gold under the stage lights and film stock) and the engineering and security detail was red, hence the infamy of the {{Red Shirt}}s and it's speculated the change was to avoid that trope. Red became exclusively command track, while gold was changed to Operations/Engineering and Security, while Blue has remained the medical and scientific departments throughout the franchise. Star Trek is unique in that there is significant division between the departments in terms of responsibility, but less so in terms of rank. Blue and Gold uniformed officers can reach lieutenant commander and remain in those colors (Commanders consistently wear Red uniforms, as that means they are on command tracks), while in the first season Worf and Geordi wore red and had the comparatively low ranks of Lieutenant Junior Grade. In the second season both were promoted to full Lieutenant and wore Gold, Worf was Head of Security and Geordi Chief Engineer.

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* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' had the Command Track departments wear a "Wine Red" uniform. This is a departure from the original ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' where the Command was Gold (actually a Lime Green that turned gold under the stage lights and film stock) and the engineering and security detail was red, hence the infamy of the {{Red Shirt}}s and it's speculated the change was to avoid that trope.trope[[note]]In actuality, it was planned to retain the original color scheme. However, when they saw Jonathan Frakes and Creator/PatrickStewart in the red uniforms, they realized it worked a lot better and made the switch.[[/note]]. Red became exclusively command track, while gold was changed to Operations/Engineering and Security, while Blue has remained the medical and scientific departments throughout the franchise. Star Trek is unique in that there is significant division between the departments in terms of responsibility, but less so in terms of rank. Blue and Gold uniformed officers can reach lieutenant commander and remain in those colors (Commanders consistently wear Red uniforms, as that means they are on command tracks), while in the first season Worf and Geordi wore red and had the comparatively low ranks of Lieutenant Junior Grade. In the second season both were promoted to full Lieutenant and wore Gold, Worf was Head of Security and Geordi Chief Engineer.
10th Apr '18 12:54:30 PM Alvin
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* Linguistic comparison studies have shown that, almost universally, the first color split off from white/warm/light and black/cool/dark when a language adds in a third color term... is red. Yes, that's right, even among colors themselves, red is chromatically superior. [[note]]The next split, for those curious, tends to be either yellow, [[UsefulNotes/GreenIsBlue blue/green]], or [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs yellow/blue/green]].[[\note]]

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* Linguistic comparison studies have shown that, almost universally, the first color split off from white/warm/light and black/cool/dark when a language adds in a third color term... is red. Yes, that's right, even among colors themselves, red is chromatically superior. [[note]]The next split, for those curious, tends to be either yellow, [[UsefulNotes/GreenIsBlue blue/green]], or [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs yellow/blue/green]].[[\note]]
5th Apr '18 8:57:26 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Wrestling/{{WWE}} Superstar Wrestling/{{Kane}} is known as "The Big Red Machine" or "The Big Red Monster".
* ''[[Wrestling/{{WWERaw}} WWE RAW]]'', the flagship of the promotion, is known as the "red brand", while ''[[Wrestling/{{WWESmackDown}} WWE [=SmackDown!=]]]' is blue. In theory they're of equal status, but everybody still knows Raw is the A-show and Smackdown is the B-show.

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* Wrestling/{{WWE}} Superstar Wrestling/{{Kane}} is known as "The Big Red Machine" or "The Big Red Monster".
Monster". However, Kane usually loses to his brother, Wrestling/TheUndertaker, who is usually dressed in black, blue, purple or grey.
* ''[[Wrestling/{{WWERaw}} WWE RAW]]'', the flagship of the promotion, is known as the "red brand", while ''[[Wrestling/{{WWESmackDown}} WWE [=SmackDown!=]]]' is blue. In theory they're of equal status, but everybody still knows Raw is the A-show and Smackdown is was originally the B-show.BShow, always reverts to such when the brands combine, typically runs for an hour less than Raw even when they are separate and is always pre taped rather than live, just to cement it's B show status.
30th Mar '18 2:52:33 PM Soldancer
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** There is also the matter of expansion symbols, which (starting with Exodus) are colored in accordance to the card's rarity. Black for common and basic land, silver for uncommon, and gold for rare. When the game added the Mythic rarity, it wound up as a sort of bronze color, in a weird sort of aversion of this trope.
18th Mar '18 3:05:59 PM nombretomado
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* In {{Tron}}, all "bad guys" have red light as their theme, and even when they don't win, they're still badass.

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* In {{Tron}}, ''{{Film/Tron}}'', all "bad guys" have red light as their theme, and even when they don't win, they're still badass.
12th Mar '18 6:47:21 AM TheHeroHartmut
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-->'''Mr. Pink:''' Why can't we pick our own colors?
-->'''Joe:''' No way, no way. Tried it once, doesn't work. You got [[{{Foreshadowing}} four guys all fighting]] over who's gonna be Mr. Black, but they don't know each other, so [[MexicanStandoff nobody wants to back down]]. No way. I pick. You're [[RealMenWearPink Mr. Pink]]. Be thankful you're not [[UrineTrouble Mr. Yellow]].

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-->'''Mr. Pink:''' Why can't we pick our own colors?
-->'''Joe:'''
colors?\\
'''Joe:'''
No way, no way. Tried it once, doesn't work. You got [[{{Foreshadowing}} four guys all fighting]] over who's gonna be Mr. Black, but they don't know each other, so [[MexicanStandoff nobody wants to back down]]. No way. I pick. You're [[RealMenWearPink Mr. Pink]]. Be thankful you're not [[UrineTrouble Mr. Yellow]].



** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', most enemy types are colour-coded based on how tough they are. In order of weakest to strongest: red → blue → black → silver.

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** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', most enemy types are colour-coded based on how tough they are. In order of weakest to strongest: red → blue → black → silver. In Master Mode (from the first DLC pack), red-coloured enemies are removed, with each enemy type being moved up a step in colour (red in Normal Mode becomes blue in Master Mode, blue becomes black, etc.), and a new class of gold-coloured enemies become the strongest ones.



-->'''Leela:''' What's your scientific basis for thinking that?
-->'''Cubert:''' I'm twelve.

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-->'''Leela:''' What's your scientific basis for thinking that?
-->'''Cubert:'''
that?\\
'''Cubert:'''
I'm twelve.



-->'''Bender:''' Lightning bolts? I thought we were doin' flames!
-->'''Homer:''' Why not both?
-->'''Fry:''' Yeah, then the ship'll go twice as fast!

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-->'''Bender:''' Lightning bolts? I thought we were doin' flames!
-->'''Homer:'''
flames!\\
'''Homer:'''
Why not both?
-->'''Fry:'''
both?\\
'''Fry:'''
Yeah, then the ship'll go twice as fast!



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