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18th Apr '16 5:11:20 PM FF32
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* In ''{{Homestuck}}'', the first two protagonists introduced are blue-themed John and pink-themed Rose. However their sprites, Nanna and Jaspers, invert the trope. Also in Troll society, fuschia-bloods are always female.

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* In ''{{Homestuck}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', the first two protagonists introduced are blue-themed John and pink-themed Rose. However their sprites, Nanna and Jaspers, invert the trope. Also in Troll society, fuschia-bloods are always female.
14th Apr '16 1:21:26 AM thesunisup
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* In ''{{Homestuck}}'', the first two protagonists introduced are blue-themed John and pink-themed Rose. However their sprites, Nanna and Jaspers, invert the trope. Also in Troll society, fuschia-bloods are always female.
22nd Mar '16 5:13:16 PM sorako
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** Tiana from the ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' has earth-toned street clothes, but her main princess costume is blue. Her two wedding dresses are [[TypicalCartoonAnimalColours green]], for obvious motif reasons.
** Inverted in ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'', where hero Lightning [=McQueen=] is a red race car, while his love interest Sally is a blue Porsche 911 Carrera. Also inverted with two of the background race cars where the pink race car sponsoring Tank Coat is actually male, and the blue race car sponsoring RevNGo is actually female.

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** Tiana from the ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' has earth-toned street clothes, but her main princess costume is blue. Her two wedding dresses are [[TypicalCartoonAnimalColours green]], for obvious motif reasons.
** Inverted in ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'', where hero Lightning [=McQueen=] is a red race car, while his love interest Sally is a blue Porsche 911 Carrera. Also inverted with two of the background race cars where the pink race car sponsoring Tank Coat is actually male, and the blue race car sponsoring RevNGo [=RevNGo=] is actually female.
22nd Mar '16 5:11:34 PM sorako
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** A more recent straight example would be ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'', where Literature/{{Rapunzel}} wears pink, lavender, and purple and Flynn wears blue.

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** A more recent straight example would be ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'', where Literature/{{Rapunzel}} wears pink, lavender, and purple and Flynn wears blue.
16th Feb '16 10:49:57 AM Hallfaer
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** In some regions of France, the colours never got switched, and pink is still male while light-blue is female. Another thing is that on municipal campsites the restrooms are sometimes only indicated by colour. This troper will never forget that stereotypes vary by country, after he walked into a very busy (blue) women's restroom.
8th Feb '16 9:35:46 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* In the ''WebVideo/SuperMarioLogan'' episode, "Cody's Sister!", Cody is revealed to have a twin sister named Katy. Katy wears a pink shirt and hat while her brother wears a blue shirt and hat.
15th Jan '16 2:45:46 PM Anddrix
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*** [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Aurora]] is a rare example from 1959. The three good fairies weren't sure how to color code Aurora, as blue was the traditional feminine color and pink was the emerging feminine color. Note how throughout most of the movie Aurora is wearing blue, but in the Disney Princess line she is ''always'' in pink. [[MisaimedMarketing Hmmmmmm.]] Prince Phillip brings a red cape and hat to the party. Disney Princess-gear Aurora always wears pink because Cinderella always wears blue (Belle wears her yellow ballgown, and Snow White is a mixture of red, blue, and yellow). Aurora was changed over to the pink dress [[ViewersAreMorons to get guests to stop mixing her up with Cinderella]]. Whether or not this problem truly arose in the Disney parks is not certain (of course, since so few guests seem to know who Aurora even ''is''...)

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*** [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Aurora]] is a rare example from 1959. The three good fairies weren't sure how to color code Aurora, as blue was the traditional feminine color and pink was the emerging feminine color. Note how throughout most of the movie Aurora is wearing blue, but in the Disney Princess line she is ''always'' in pink. [[MisaimedMarketing Hmmmmmm.]] Prince Phillip brings a red cape and hat to the party. Disney Princess-gear Aurora always wears pink because Cinderella always wears blue (Belle wears her yellow ballgown, and Snow White is a mixture of red, blue, and yellow). Aurora was changed over to the pink dress [[ViewersAreMorons to get guests to stop mixing her up with Cinderella]].Cinderella. Whether or not this problem truly arose in the Disney parks is not certain (of course, since so few guests seem to know who Aurora even ''is''...)
9th Jan '16 1:28:04 PM StFan
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* {{Conversed}} in ''ComicStrip/FamilyCircus'', January 28, 2008:
-->''The WesternAnimation/PinkPanther is a girl. If he was a boy he'd be the Blue Panther.''
* In colored printings of ''ComicStrip/ShermansLagoon'', Sherman (a male great white shark) is gray -- slightly bluish, depending on the inks used -- and his wife Megan is purplish-gray.
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* Taken to the logical extreme in [[http://www.jeongmeeyoon.com/aw_pinkblue.htm [=JeongMee=] Yoon's series of pictures]].
* Take a close look at the icons used by ''{{WebSite/Snopes}}'' sometime. For the categories involving urban legends centered on certain people, the males get an icon of a blue-haired boy while the females get an icon of a pink-haired girl.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G67qUno5lDo This youtube video]] combines this concept with [[spoiler:GirlsHaveCooties]] for a cute little short.
* The website [[http://www.girlsaskguys.com/ Girls Ask Guys]] uses this scheme to differentiate between male and female users, by highlighting their username, their 'rank', and, if asking the question, their rating stars with the respective colour. If the user has not yet chosen an avatar, they sport a silhouette of their gender with the corresponding shade, too.

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* Taken to the logical extreme in [[http://www.jeongmeeyoon.com/aw_pinkblue.htm [=JeongMee=] Yoon's series of pictures]].
* Take
Sanrio's [[HelloKitty ''Little Twin Stars'']] [[http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/236x/c0/90/30/c0903035efc3d3151bb7ce33facc8c3b.jpg is a close classic example: just look at the icons used by ''{{WebSite/Snopes}}'' sometime. For the categories involving urban legends centered on certain people, the males get an icon of a blue-haired boy while the their hair.]]
* Inverted in ''{{Bionicle}}''. The
females get an icon still retain the "pink" personality, but the majority of a pink-haired girl.
the female main characters are blue. And while there are no pink characters, the red ones are all male.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G67qUno5lDo This youtube video]] combines Creator/FisherPrice WesternAnimation/LittlePeople toys and playsets usually avert this, with characters wearing whatever they realistically would. However, Fisher-Price has started making all-pink sets. What makes this concept stupid is that they are simply recoloring old molds, usually ones with [[spoiler:GirlsHaveCooties]] for normal colors. So now girls can buy a cute little short.
* The website [[http://www.girlsaskguys.com/ Girls Ask Guys]] uses this scheme
pink (instead of yellow) bus or dump truck, and a pink (instead of white and blue) plane. And a pink house, which is identical to differentiate the normal house in mold, except pink. It's borderline condescending and, since the main difference between male the two molds is one is entirely pink, completely insulting.
** And not just Little People. If you look through the F-P toy line, you'll also see blatant examples of this. The ''Laugh
and female users, Learn'' Puppy plush comes in both "regular" and "pink" versions (where the only difference is that the plush fur and ears is ''pink''- thankfully, they're fixing that- by highlighting giving Puppy a sister who has pink ears and ''likes the colors pink and purple''). Heck, even their username, their 'rank', and, if asking ill-fated ''[=PowerTouch=]'' reader system came in silver and blue for boys, and ''pink and purple'' for girls.
* Many toys from V-Tech usually also fall squarely into this trope- many toys come in both pink for girls and blue for boys, and
the question, their rating stars with only difference is the respective colour. If toy color. Other toys from the user has not yet chosen an avatar, they sport company tend to come in regular non-pastel shaded colors for boys, but still have a silhouette of their gender with the corresponding shade, too.pink version aimed squarely at young girls.
* Variant used in Franchise/LeapFrog toys: Green for boys and purple for girls.



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* {{Conversed}} in ''ComicStrip/FamilyCircus'', January 28, 2008:
-->''The WesternAnimation/PinkPanther is a girl. If he was a boy he'd be the Blue Panther.''
* In colored printings of ''ShermansLagoon'', Sherman (a male great white shark) is gray - slightly bluish, depending on the inks used - and his wife Megan is purplish-gray.
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[[folder:Toys]]
* Sanrio's [[HelloKitty ''Little Twin Stars'']] [[http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/236x/c0/90/30/c0903035efc3d3151bb7ce33facc8c3b.jpg is a classic example: just look at their hair.]]
* Inverted in ''{{Bionicle}}''. The females still retain the "pink" personality, but the majority of the female main characters are blue. And while there are no pink characters, the red ones are all male.
* Creator/FisherPrice WesternAnimation/LittlePeople toys and playsets usually avert this, with characters wearing whatever they realistically would. However, Fisher-Price has started making all-pink sets. What makes this stupid is that they are simply recoloring old molds, usually ones with normal colors. So now girls can buy a pink (instead of yellow) bus or dump truck, and a pink (instead of white and blue) plane. And a pink house, which is identical to the normal house in mold, except pink. It's borderline condescending and, since the main difference between the two molds is one is entirely pink, completely insulting.
** And not just Little People. If you look through the F-P toy line, you'll also see blatant examples of this. The ''Laugh and Learn'' Puppy plush comes in both "regular" and "pink" versions (where the only difference is that the plush fur and ears is ''pink''- thankfully, they're fixing that- by giving Puppy a sister who has pink ears and ''likes the colors pink and purple''). Heck, even their ill-fated ''[=PowerTouch=]'' reader system came in silver and blue for boys, and ''pink and purple'' for girls.
* Many toys from V-Tech usually also fall squarely into this trope- many toys come in both pink for girls and blue for boys, and the only difference is the toy color. Other toys from the company tend to come in regular non-pastel shaded colors for boys, but still have a pink version aimed squarely at young girls.
* Variant used in Franchise/LeapFrog toys: Green for boys and purple for girls.
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* Taken to the logical extreme in [[http://www.jeongmeeyoon.com/aw_pinkblue.htm [=JeongMee=] Yoon's series of pictures]].
* Take a close look at the icons used by ''WebSite/{{Snopes}}'' sometime. For the categories involving urban legends centered on certain people, the males get an icon of a blue-haired boy while the females get an icon of a pink-haired girl.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G67qUno5lDo This youtube video]] combines this concept with [[spoiler:GirlsHaveCooties]] for a cute little short.
* The website [[http://www.girlsaskguys.com/ Girls Ask Guys]] uses this scheme to differentiate between male and female users, by highlighting their username, their 'rank', and, if asking the question, their rating stars with the respective colour. If the user has not yet chosen an avatar, they sport a silhouette of their gender with the corresponding shade, too.
7th Jan '16 12:16:29 AM Perseus
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* Both ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'' and ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce'' have the main character (Mega Man) decked out in blue and a [[ShipTease close]] female friend (Roll and [=Sonia/Harp Note=] respectively) who wears pink.

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* Both ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'' and ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce'' have the main character (Mega Man) decked out in blue and a [[ShipTease close]] close female friend (Roll and [=Sonia/Harp Note=] respectively) who wears pink.
7th Jan '16 12:15:57 AM Perseus
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* Both ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'' and ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce'' have the main character (Mega Man) decked out in blue and a [[ShipTease close]] female friend (Roll and [=Sonia/Harp Note=] respectively) who wears pink.
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