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* Almost every single main character's Franchise/{{Gundam}} has a blue body, red boots, and yellow accents (such as its head crest). This serves not only to identify a hero in the broad sense by invoking the trope, but also to make each new hero the 'new version' of the iconic Amuro and his RX-78-2 Gundam (part of this page's image above) in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam''. You find this color arrangement with the [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Gundam Mk-II and Zeta Gundam]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ ZZ Gundam]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamF91 Gundam F91]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory GP-01 "Zephyranthes"]], [[Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam Victory Gundam]], [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam Shining Gundam]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Wing Gundam]], [[Anime/SDGundamForce Captain Gundam]] and his human companion Shute, the [[Anime/AfterWarGundamX Gundam X]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamThe08thMSTeam Gundam Ground Type]], Anime/TurnAGundam, [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Strike Gundam]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Impulse Gundam]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam Exia]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE AGE-1]], [[Anime/GundamReconguistaInG G-Self]] and [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans Gundam Barbatos]]. Most of their upgrades and titular Gundams follow suit. This was originally an EnforcedTrope - creator Creator/YoshiyukiTomino wanted the RX-78-2 to be all-white like a ''Franchise/StarWars'' Stormtrooper, but was overruled by the producers, who felt that primary colors would [[MerchandiseDriven sell more toys]]. This is possibly referenced in the case of Exia - while it has the traditional blue/white/red color scheme, its original colors, seen in flashbacks, were entirely white and very light gray - likewise paralleled with 0 Gundam, which was entirely white and light gray in its first appearances, and is recolored in the traditional blue/white/red colors for the final battle of Season 2.
* Franchise/SailorMoon: while other characters typically only had one prominent color and analogous color for accents, Sailor Moon had two: a blue skirt, red boots and gloves and bows, also complimented by the standard yellow tiara and her yellow hair. WordOfGod states her [[ColorCodedCharacters representative color]] was pink, and manga art, certain anime art, ''Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon'' and ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'' makes the red a ''pink''-red.

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* Almost every single main character's Franchise/{{Gundam}} has a blue body, red boots, and yellow accents (such as its head crest). This serves not only to identify a hero in the broad sense by invoking the trope, but also to make each new hero the 'new version' of the iconic Amuro and his RX-78-2 Gundam (part of this page's image above) in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam''. You find this color arrangement with the [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Gundam Mk-II and Zeta Gundam]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ ZZ Gundam]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamF91 Gundam F91]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory GP-01 "Zephyranthes"]], [[Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam Victory Gundam]], [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam Shining Gundam]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Wing Gundam]], [[Anime/SDGundamForce Captain Gundam]] and his human companion Shute, the [[Anime/AfterWarGundamX Gundam X]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamThe08thMSTeam Gundam Ground Type]], Anime/TurnAGundam, [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Strike Gundam]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Impulse Gundam]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam Exia]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE AGE-1]], [[Anime/GundamReconguistaInG G-Self]] and [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans Gundam Barbatos]]. Most of their upgrades and titular Gundams follow suit. This was originally an EnforcedTrope - creator Creator/YoshiyukiTomino wanted the RX-78-2 to be all-white like a ''Franchise/StarWars'' Stormtrooper, but was overruled by the producers, who felt that primary colors would [[MerchandiseDriven sell more toys]]. This is possibly referenced [[DevelopmentGag referenced]] in the case of Exia - while it has the traditional blue/white/red color scheme, its original colors, colors seen in flashbacks, flashbacks were entirely white and very light gray - gray; this is likewise paralleled with the 0 Gundam, Gundam in the same series, which was entirely white and light gray in its first appearances, and is recolored in the traditional blue/white/red colors for the final battle of Season 2.
''Gundam 00''[='=]s second season.
* Franchise/SailorMoon: ''Franchise/SailorMoon'': while other characters typically only had one prominent color and analogous color for accents, Sailor Moon had two: a blue skirt, red boots and gloves and bows, also complimented by the standard yellow tiara and her yellow hair. WordOfGod states her [[ColorCodedCharacters representative color]] was pink, and manga art, certain anime art, ''Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon'' and ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'' makes the red a ''pink''-red.



* Goku of ''Manga/DragonBall'' is a pseudo-example, wearing orange and blue, but a noticeably redder shade of orange than a few other characters with the same costume (like Goten). Of course when he turns Super Saiyan, his hair becomes golden yellow.

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* Goku of ''Manga/DragonBall'' is a pseudo-example, wearing orange and blue, but a noticeably redder shade of orange than a few other characters with the same costume (like Goten). Of course when he turns Super Saiyan, his hair becomes golden yellow. And then there's the higher level of Super Saiyan Blue, where you can guess what his hair's color becomes.



* Most [[SuperRobotGenre Super Robots]] from the 70s and 80s used these kind of color schemes:

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* Most [[SuperRobotGenre Super Robots]] {{Super Robot|Genre}}s from the 70s and 80s used these kind of color schemes:



** ''Anime/{{Daitarn3}}'': The titular robot is mainly blue and white with some red and yellow parts (helmet, chestplate and holsters are red).

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** ''Anime/{{Daitarn3}}'': ''Anime/{{Daitarn 3}}'': The titular robot is mainly blue and white with some red and yellow parts (helmet, chestplate and holsters are red).
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* Almost every single main character's Franchise/{{Gundam}} has a blue body, red boots, and yellow accents (such as its head crest). This serves not only to identify a hero in the broad sense by invoking the trope, but also to make each new hero the 'new version' of the iconic Amuro and his RX-78-2 Gundam (pictured above) in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam''. You find this color arrangement with the [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Gundam Mk-II and Zeta Gundam]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ ZZ Gundam]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamF91 Gundam F91]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory GP-01 "Zephyranthes"]], [[Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam Victory Gundam]], [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam Shining Gundam]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Wing Gundam]], [[Anime/SDGundamForce Captain Gundam]] and his human companion Shute, the [[Anime/AfterWarGundamX Gundam X]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamThe08thMSTeam Gundam Ground Type]], Anime/TurnAGundam, [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Strike Gundam]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Impulse Gundam]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam Exia]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE AGE-1]], [[Anime/GundamReconguistaInG G-Self]] and [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans Gundam Barbatos]]. Most of their upgrades and titular Gundams follow suit. This was originally an EnforcedTrope - creator Creator/YoshiyukiTomino wanted the RX-78-2 to be all-white like a ''Franchise/StarWars'' Stormtrooper, but was overruled by the producers, who felt that primary colors would [[MerchandiseDriven sell more toys]]. This is possibly referenced in the case of Exia - while it has the traditional blue/white/red color scheme, its original colors, seen in flashbacks, were entirely white and very light gray - likewise paralleled with 0 Gundam, which was entirely white and light gray in its first appearances, and is recolored in the traditional blue/white/red colors for the final battle of Season 2.

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* Almost every single main character's Franchise/{{Gundam}} has a blue body, red boots, and yellow accents (such as its head crest). This serves not only to identify a hero in the broad sense by invoking the trope, but also to make each new hero the 'new version' of the iconic Amuro and his RX-78-2 Gundam (pictured (part of this page's image above) in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam''. You find this color arrangement with the [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Gundam Mk-II and Zeta Gundam]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ ZZ Gundam]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamF91 Gundam F91]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory GP-01 "Zephyranthes"]], [[Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam Victory Gundam]], [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam Shining Gundam]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Wing Gundam]], [[Anime/SDGundamForce Captain Gundam]] and his human companion Shute, the [[Anime/AfterWarGundamX Gundam X]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamThe08thMSTeam Gundam Ground Type]], Anime/TurnAGundam, [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Strike Gundam]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Impulse Gundam]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam Exia]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE AGE-1]], [[Anime/GundamReconguistaInG G-Self]] and [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans Gundam Barbatos]]. Most of their upgrades and titular Gundams follow suit. This was originally an EnforcedTrope - creator Creator/YoshiyukiTomino wanted the RX-78-2 to be all-white like a ''Franchise/StarWars'' Stormtrooper, but was overruled by the producers, who felt that primary colors would [[MerchandiseDriven sell more toys]]. This is possibly referenced in the case of Exia - while it has the traditional blue/white/red color scheme, its original colors, seen in flashbacks, were entirely white and very light gray - likewise paralleled with 0 Gundam, which was entirely white and light gray in its first appearances, and is recolored in the traditional blue/white/red colors for the final battle of Season 2.
24th Dec '17 6:39:37 PM OnoderaTearer
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[[caption-width-right:350:The Dress Code of True Heroes [[note]]For machines, men, and women, both East and West. From top left: [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Optimus Prime]], Franchise/{{Superman}}, Franchise/WonderWoman, [[Franchise/{{Gundam}} the RX-78-2 Gundam]], Franchise/{{Super Mario|Bros}}, Manga/SailorMoon.[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:The Dress Code of True Heroes [[note]]For machines, men, and women, both East and West. From top left: [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Optimus Prime]], Franchise/{{Superman}}, Franchise/WonderWoman, [[Franchise/{{Gundam}} [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam the RX-78-2 Gundam]], Franchise/{{Super Mario|Bros}}, Manga/SailorMoon.[[/note]]]]



* Almost every single main character's Franchise/{{Gundam}} has a blue body, red boots, and yellow accents (such as its head crest). This serves not only to identify a hero in the broad sense by invoking the trope, but also to make each new hero the 'new version' of the iconic Amuro in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam''. You find it with the [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam Shining Gundam]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Wing Gundam]], [[Anime/SDGundamForce Captain Gundam]] and Shute his human companion, the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Strike]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Impulse Gundam]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam Exia]] and [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans Gundam Barbatos]]. Most of their upgrades and titular Gundams follow suit. This was originally an EnforcedTrope - creator Creator/YoshiyukiTomino wanted the Gundam to be all-white like a ''Franchise/StarWars'' Stormtrooper, but was overruled by the producers, who felt that primary colors would [[MerchandiseDriven sell more toys]]. This is possibly referenced in the case of Exia - while it has the traditional blue/white/red color scheme, its original colors, seen in flashbacks, were entirely white and very light gray - likewise paralleled with 0 Gundam, which was entirely white and light gray in its first appearances, and is recolored in the traditional blue/white/red colors for the final battle of Season 2.
* Franchise/SailorMoon: while other characters typically only had one prominent color and analogous color for accents, Moon had two: a blue skirt, red boots and gloves and bows, also complimented by the standard yellow tiara and her yellow hair. WordOfGod states her [[ColorCodedCharacters representative color]] was pink, and manga art, certain anime art, ''Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon'' and ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'' makes the red a ''pink''-red.
** Similarly when Sailor V operated as a [[HeroOfAnotherStory solo hero she wore a red and blue outfit.]] When she joined the team as Sailor Venus she became the [[ChromaticArrangement yellow]]/orange ranger and changed her costume accordingly.

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* Almost every single main character's Franchise/{{Gundam}} has a blue body, red boots, and yellow accents (such as its head crest). This serves not only to identify a hero in the broad sense by invoking the trope, but also to make each new hero the 'new version' of the iconic Amuro and his RX-78-2 Gundam (pictured above) in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam''. You find it this color arrangement with the [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Gundam Mk-II and Zeta Gundam]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ ZZ Gundam]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamF91 Gundam F91]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory GP-01 "Zephyranthes"]], [[Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam Victory Gundam]], [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam Shining Gundam]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Wing Gundam]], [[Anime/SDGundamForce Captain Gundam]] and Shute his human companion, companion Shute, the [[Anime/AfterWarGundamX Gundam X]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamThe08thMSTeam Gundam Ground Type]], Anime/TurnAGundam, [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Strike]], Strike Gundam]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Impulse Gundam]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam Exia]] Exia]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE AGE-1]], [[Anime/GundamReconguistaInG G-Self]] and [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans Gundam Barbatos]]. Most of their upgrades and titular Gundams follow suit. This was originally an EnforcedTrope - creator Creator/YoshiyukiTomino wanted the Gundam RX-78-2 to be all-white like a ''Franchise/StarWars'' Stormtrooper, but was overruled by the producers, who felt that primary colors would [[MerchandiseDriven sell more toys]]. This is possibly referenced in the case of Exia - while it has the traditional blue/white/red color scheme, its original colors, seen in flashbacks, were entirely white and very light gray - likewise paralleled with 0 Gundam, which was entirely white and light gray in its first appearances, and is recolored in the traditional blue/white/red colors for the final battle of Season 2.
* Franchise/SailorMoon: while other characters typically only had one prominent color and analogous color for accents, Sailor Moon had two: a blue skirt, red boots and gloves and bows, also complimented by the standard yellow tiara and her yellow hair. WordOfGod states her [[ColorCodedCharacters representative color]] was pink, and manga art, certain anime art, ''Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon'' and ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'' makes the red a ''pink''-red.
** Similarly when Sailor V operated as a [[HeroOfAnotherStory solo hero she wore a red and blue outfit.]] When she joined the team as Sailor Venus she became the [[ChromaticArrangement yellow]]/orange ranger warrior and changed her costume accordingly.



* Franchise/{{Digimon}}: Like the Gundam example, most of the goggle boys and almost all of their partners have this design, if only in their final forms. Sometimes the result of a FusionDance of a RedOniBlueOni pair. This applies to [[Anime/DigimonAdventure Omnimon]] as a result of fusion between TheHero and TheLancer, [[Anime/DigimonAdventure02 Davis, and most of the Veemon line]], the heroes from day one, have it as well. [[Anime/DigimonFrontier Susanoomon]] is another hero/lancer fusion, the Emperorgrermon top half was red, and Magnagarurumon bottom half was blue. [[Anime/DigimonSavers Shinegreymon]] gets it in his final two forms, and then [[Anime/DigimonXrosWars Taiki and Tagiru and the entire Gumdramon line]] have it in the next series.
* Goku of DragonBall, pseudo example, wearing orange and blue, but a noticeably redder shade of orange than a few other characters with the same costume (like Goten). Of course when he turns Super Saiyan, his hair becomes golden yellow.
** In the FollowTheLeader fashion, Dragonball may have inspired a growing subtrope of PrimaryColorChampion that swaps red for orange, see {{Naruto}} and Manga/{{Toriko}}.

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* Franchise/{{Digimon}}: ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'': Like the Gundam ''Gundam'' example, most of the goggle boys and almost all of their partners have this design, if only in their final forms. Sometimes the result of a FusionDance of a RedOniBlueOni pair. This applies to [[Anime/DigimonAdventure Omnimon]] as a result of fusion between TheHero and TheLancer, [[Anime/DigimonAdventure02 Davis, and most of the Veemon line]], the heroes from day one, have it as well. [[Anime/DigimonFrontier Susanoomon]] is another hero/lancer fusion, the Emperorgrermon top half was red, and Magnagarurumon bottom half was blue. [[Anime/DigimonSavers Shinegreymon]] gets it in his final two forms, and then [[Anime/DigimonXrosWars Taiki and Tagiru and the entire Gumdramon line]] have it in the next series.
* Goku of DragonBall, pseudo example, ''Manga/DragonBall'' is a pseudo-example, wearing orange and blue, but a noticeably redder shade of orange than a few other characters with the same costume (like Goten). Of course when he turns Super Saiyan, his hair becomes golden yellow.
** In the FollowTheLeader fashion, Dragonball ''Dragon Ball'' may have inspired a growing subtrope of PrimaryColorChampion Primary Color Champions that swaps red for orange, see {{Naruto}} and Manga/{{Toriko}}.



* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'': Jotaro Kujo's ensemble in part 3 was a blue school uniform and cap with a red undershirt as well.

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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'': Jotaro Kujo's ensemble in part 3 [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders Part 3]] was a blue school uniform and cap with a red undershirt as well.



* [[OnePiece Luffy]] wears a red jacket, blue shorts, and a yellow hat. He's the happy go lucky captain of the Straw Hat Pirates, and the lead character.

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* [[OnePiece Luffy]] ''Manga/OnePiece'': Luffy wears a red jacket, blue shorts, and a yellow hat. He's the happy go lucky happy-go-lucky captain of the Straw Hat Pirates, and the lead character.



* Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann: Simon, TheHero, wears a blue jacket with red accents in the first season, and has more yellow accents after the timeskip. Also wears red and yellow goggles.

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* Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann: ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'': Simon, TheHero, wears a blue jacket with red accents in the first season, and has more yellow accents after the timeskip. Also wears red and yellow goggles.



* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'': Sheriff Woody, Andy's favorite toy and leader of the Toy Story gang, wears blue jeans, and a yellow with red plaid shirt. Also wears a red ascot. In contrast TheRival and later TheLancer Buzz Lightyear wears green and purple. Whether he is heroic [[VillainProtagonist or not]] is highly arguable in the first movie, but the later films play it completely straight.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'': Sheriff Woody, Andy's favorite toy and leader of the Toy Story gang, wears blue jeans, and a yellow with red plaid shirt. Also wears a red ascot. In contrast TheRival and later TheLancer Buzz Lightyear wears green and purple. Whether he is heroic [[VillainProtagonist or not]] is highly arguable in the first movie, but the later films play it completely straight.



** Red, blue, and yellow Rangers are constants[[note]]With [[Series/JAKQDengekitai very,]] ''[[Series/BattleFeverJ very]]'' [[Series/DengekiSentaiChangeman few]] [[Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger exceptions]] that lack a yellow[[/note]] while Rangers of other colors may or may not be there. This is especially noticeable in seasons when the team (before {{Sixth Ranger}}s) is a PowerTrio instead of a FiveManBand, so those three colors are all there are.

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** Red, blue, and yellow Rangers are constants[[note]]With [[Series/JAKQDengekitai very,]] very]], ''[[Series/BattleFeverJ very]]'' [[Series/DengekiSentaiChangeman few]] [[Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger exceptions]] excep]][[Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge tions]] that lack a yellow[[/note]] while Rangers of other colors may or may not be there. This is especially noticeable in seasons when the initial team (before [[ThreePlusTwo before]] {{Sixth Ranger}}s) Ranger}}s is a PowerTrio instead of a FiveManBand, so those three colors are all there are.



* Franchise/{{Super Mario|Bros}} - blue overalls, red shirt and hat, yellow buttons. He was designed as the hero of Donkey Kong after Shigeru Miyamoto lost the rights to use ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}. Since then, he's gone on to become the most iconic hero, and character period, in gaming. Essentially the Superman of his medium.

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* Franchise/{{Super Mario|Bros}} - blue overalls, red shirt and hat, yellow buttons. He was designed as the hero of Donkey Kong ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'' after Shigeru Miyamoto lost the rights to use ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}. Since then, he's gone on to become the most iconic hero, and character period, in gaming. Essentially the Superman of his medium.



** Similarly, Yoshi is primarily green with a white underbelly and orange shoes. Since Yoshi isn't exactly unique due to many kinds of them existing, you can have a Yoshi in red or blue as well, along with red or blue shoes on other Yoshis. [[VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld Plessie]], which looks like a mix of a Yoshi and the Loch Ness Monster, is primarily orange, but has a red scarf and blue head fins and it helps Mario and his friends in a few levels.

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** Similarly, Yoshi is primarily green with a white underbelly and orange shoes. Since Yoshi isn't exactly unique due to many kinds an entire species of them existing, you can have a Yoshi in red or blue as well, along with red or blue shoes on other Yoshis. [[VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld Plessie]], which looks like a mix of a Yoshi and the Loch Ness Monster, is primarily orange, but has a red scarf and blue head fins and it helps Mario and his friends in a few levels.



* Almost every VideoGame/FireEmblem Lord wears this color scheme too. Usually blue clothes with a yellow trim, and a red cape (at least on the inside of it). [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Marth]] kickstarted the trend, followed by [[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Celice]], all four [[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Elibe Lords.]] [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Ike]] sported this color scheme as the Hero of Tellius, despite not being a noble like previous heroes. Micaiah wears it as well in much sublter fashion. [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Chrom]] only wears desaturated and darker blue clothes with a yellow trim, however his usual sword and its scabbard are red. In addition to being the main characters, they also cause an instant game over if they die, so it's important to watch them on the map.
* Captain Falcon of VideoGame/FZero - blue body suit, red helmet, yellow boots and nipples. Despite having a very loose plot, he's the series' most iconic character, default choice for player one, and the ''Smash Bros.'' representative. The anime adaptation makes it that 'Captain Falcon' is a [[LegacyCharacter mantle,]] not an individual, making the color scheme even more relevant.

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* Almost every VideoGame/FireEmblem ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' Lord wears this color scheme too. Usually blue clothes with a yellow trim, and a red cape (at least on the inside of it). [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Marth]] kickstarted the trend, followed by [[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Celice]], all four [[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Elibe Lords.]] [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Ike]] sported this color scheme as the Hero of Tellius, despite not being a noble like previous heroes. Micaiah wears it as well in much sublter fashion. [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Chrom]] only wears desaturated and darker blue clothes with a yellow trim, however his usual sword and its scabbard are red. In addition to being the main characters, they also cause an instant game over if they die, so it's important to watch them on the map.
* Captain Falcon of VideoGame/FZero ''VideoGame/FZero'' - blue body suit, red helmet, yellow boots and nipples. Despite having a very loose plot, he's the series' most iconic character, default choice for player one, and the ''Smash Bros.'' representative. The anime adaptation makes it that 'Captain Falcon' is a [[LegacyCharacter mantle,]] not an individual, making the color scheme even more relevant.



* Franchise/KingdomHearts: Being a Mickey Mouse stand-in, Sora's costumes are primarily red, yellow, and black. However to invoke this trope as the hero, he does have bright blue eyes, a blue stripe near the hilt of his sword and subtle blue accents on most of his costumes. [[http://www.khwiki.net/Form:Sora Usually the belt, hood, or undershirt.]]

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* Franchise/KingdomHearts: ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'': Being a Mickey Mouse stand-in, Sora's costumes are primarily red, yellow, and black. However to invoke this trope as the hero, he does have bright blue eyes, a blue stripe near the hilt of his sword and subtle blue accents on most of his costumes. [[http://www.khwiki.net/Form:Sora Usually the belt, hood, or undershirt.]]



** Zero in the VideoGame/MegamanZero series wears a dark blue jumpsuit coupled with his iconic red armor and blond hair.

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** Zero in the VideoGame/MegamanZero ''VideoGame/MegaManZero'' series wears a dark blue jumpsuit coupled with his iconic red armor and blond hair.



* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' is blue and wears red shoes. Also, the current modern Sonic design has yellow buckles on the red shoes.

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* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog is blue and wears red shoes. Also, the current modern Sonic design has yellow buckles on the red shoes.



* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nP3ccMoQNHo One of the trailers]] for ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' makes a point to compare four big mascots in terms of their primary colors: Mario representing Red, Sonic and Mega Man each representing Blue, and the newly-revealed Pac-Man representing Yellow.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nP3ccMoQNHo One of the trailers]] for ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' makes a point to compare four big mascots in terms of their primary colors: Mario representing Red, Sonic and Mega Man each representing Blue, and the newly-revealed Pac-Man VideoGame/PacMan representing Yellow.



* ''[[VideoGame/BanjoKazooie Banjo and Kazooie]]'' qualify in an unique way. Banjo has a blue backpack and wears yellow shorts while Kazooie is a red bird with some yellow feathers. Considering how important the team aspect is to the games, they end up fitting as this.

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* ''[[VideoGame/BanjoKazooie [[VideoGame/BanjoKazooie Banjo and Kazooie]]'' Kazooie]] qualify in an unique way. Banjo has a blue backpack and wears yellow shorts while Kazooie is a red bird with some yellow feathers. Considering how important the team aspect is to the games, they end up fitting as this.






* Discussed, but not enforced, in WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom. Danny's costume is black with white accents. In one episode he accidentally splits himself in half; one half is his goofy, slacker side, and the other half is his dedicated, heroic side. The heroic side begins acting like a stereotypical comic book hero, and insists that his costume should have a cape and be in bright primary colors.

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* Discussed, but not enforced, in WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom.''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''. Danny's costume is black with white accents. In one episode he accidentally splits himself in half; one half is his goofy, slacker side, and the other half is his dedicated, heroic side. The heroic side begins acting like a stereotypical comic book hero, and insists that his costume should have a cape and be in bright primary colors.



* JimmyNeutron wears a red T-shirt with a yellow logo on it, and blue shorts/jeans. Again the main character, and usually the leader of his group of friends.

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* JimmyNeutron [[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius Jimmy Neutron]] wears a red T-shirt with a yellow logo on it, and blue shorts/jeans. Again the main character, and usually the leader of his group of friends.



* ThunderCats: Lion-O wears a blue costume and a yellow/gold gauntlet. Both are accented by the red Thundercats logo, and his big bright red mane of hair. He's the chosen lord of the Thundercats.
* {{Transformers}}: Optimus Prime is part of the trope image. In fact, the Autobot logo is usually red and many Autobots are primary colors, while the Decepticons have purple as a signature color and the Constructicons specifically are known for being purple and green. Having the good side in red and the bad side in purple places them in the opposites of the spectrum, so not only they're differentiated by primary and secondary colors, but also by "hot" and "cold" colors (darker blue for bad guys, light orange for good guys).
* ''[[WesternAnimation/ChallengeOfTheGobots The GoBots]]'' tended to subvert this. The Machine Robo toys were all heroic, and their color schemes weren't changed when Tonka chose some to be [=GoBot=] villains. So, for example, Cy-Kill, leader of the villainous Renegades, was red, white, blue, and gold; his minion Cop-Tur was blue, white, and gold; and his other minion Crasher was originally white with sky-blue decals (though she got a villainous black and red re-color for the animated series). The toyline later gave Cy-Kill a more evil-looking black/gray/green coloration, while the heroic Guardian commander, Leader-1, went from plain gray to playing this trope straight with a blue and white body with red and yellow stickers, though neither color change ever made it to the cartoon.

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* ThunderCats: ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats'': Lion-O wears a blue costume and a yellow/gold gauntlet. Both are accented by the red Thundercats logo, and his big bright red mane of hair. He's the chosen lord of the Thundercats.
* {{Transformers}}: ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'': Each and every incarnation of Optimus Prime Prime, whose [[Franchise/TransformersGeneration1 G1]] self is part of the trope image. In fact, the Autobot logo is usually red and many Autobots are primary colors, while the Decepticons have purple as a signature color and the Constructicons specifically are known for being purple and green. Having the good side in red and the bad side in purple places them in the opposites of the spectrum, so not only they're differentiated by primary and secondary colors, but also by "hot" and "cold" colors (darker blue for bad guys, light orange for good guys).
* ''[[WesternAnimation/ChallengeOfTheGobots [[WesternAnimation/ChallengeOfTheGobots The GoBots]]'' GoBots]] tended to subvert this. The Machine Robo toys were all heroic, and their color schemes weren't changed when Tonka chose some to be [=GoBot=] villains. So, for example, Cy-Kill, leader of the villainous Renegades, was red, white, blue, and gold; his minion Cop-Tur was blue, white, and gold; and his other minion Crasher was originally white with sky-blue decals (though she got a villainous black and red re-color for the animated series). The toyline later gave Cy-Kill a more evil-looking black/gray/green coloration, while the heroic Guardian commander, Leader-1, went from plain gray to playing this trope straight with a blue and white body with red and yellow stickers, though neither color change ever made it to the cartoon.



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* Jay Garrick, the original [[ComicBook/TheFlash Flash]], offsets his red costume with blue pants. The more iconic future Flashes opted for a primarily [[RedIsHeroic red]] costume with yellow lightning bolts.

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Jay Garrick, the original [[ComicBook/TheFlash Flash]], original Flash, offsets his red costume with blue pants. The more iconic future Flashes opted for a primarily [[RedIsHeroic red]] costume with yellow lightning bolts.
** Inverted with Savitar. He wears blue pants with bits of red and gold armor, but he's steadfastly evil.
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* Downplayed with the ComicBook/MartianManhunter. The green skin is what probably draws the eye, but his classic outfit consists of a blue cape and shorts with yellow buckles and red straps across his chest. His modern look covers him up some more with a black suit, but retains bits of all three primary colors.
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* ComicBook/TheAtom's default look is a mix of blue and red.
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* ComicBook/DoctorStrange wears a blue uniform with a yellow belt and a red cape (often with yellow lining) with the golden Eye of Agamotto as a clasp.
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[[caption-width-right:350:The Dress Code of True Heroes [[note]]For machines, men, and women, both East and West. From top left: Optimus Prime of Franchise/{{Transformers}}, Franchise/{{Superman}}, Franchise/WonderWoman, Franchise/{{Gundam}}, Franchise/{{Super Mario|Bros}}, Manga/SailorMoon.[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:The Dress Code of True Heroes [[note]]For machines, men, and women, both East and West. From top left: [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Optimus Prime of Franchise/{{Transformers}}, Prime]], Franchise/{{Superman}}, Franchise/WonderWoman, Franchise/{{Gundam}}, [[Franchise/{{Gundam}} the RX-78-2 Gundam]], Franchise/{{Super Mario|Bros}}, Manga/SailorMoon.[[/note]]]]



* Almost every single main character's Gundam has a blue body, red boots, and yellow accents (such as its head crest). This serves not only to identify a hero in the broad sense by invoking the trope, but also to make each new hero the 'new version' of the iconic Amuro in [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam The Original Gundam]]. You find it with the [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam Shining Gundam]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Wing Gundam]], [[Anime/SDGundamForce Captain Gundam]] and Shute his human companion, the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Strike]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Impulse Gundam]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam Exia]] and [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans Gundam Barbatos]]. Most of their upgrades and titular Gundams follow suit. This was originally an EnforcedTrope - creator Creator/YoshiyukiTomino wanted the Gundam to be all-white like a ''StarWars'' Stormtrooper, but was overruled by the producers, who felt that primary colors would [[MerchandiseDriven sell more toys]]. This is possibly referenced in the case of Exia - while it has the traditional blue/white/red color scheme, its original colors, seen in flashbacks, were entirely white and very light gray - likewise paralleled with 0 Gundam, which was entirely white and light gray in its first appearances, and is recolored in the traditional blue/white/red colors for the final battle of Season 2.

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* Almost every single main character's Gundam Franchise/{{Gundam}} has a blue body, red boots, and yellow accents (such as its head crest). This serves not only to identify a hero in the broad sense by invoking the trope, but also to make each new hero the 'new version' of the iconic Amuro in [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam The Original Gundam]].''Anime/MobileSuitGundam''. You find it with the [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam Shining Gundam]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Wing Gundam]], [[Anime/SDGundamForce Captain Gundam]] and Shute his human companion, the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Strike]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Impulse Gundam]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam Exia]] and [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans Gundam Barbatos]]. Most of their upgrades and titular Gundams follow suit. This was originally an EnforcedTrope - creator Creator/YoshiyukiTomino wanted the Gundam to be all-white like a ''StarWars'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' Stormtrooper, but was overruled by the producers, who felt that primary colors would [[MerchandiseDriven sell more toys]]. This is possibly referenced in the case of Exia - while it has the traditional blue/white/red color scheme, its original colors, seen in flashbacks, were entirely white and very light gray - likewise paralleled with 0 Gundam, which was entirely white and light gray in its first appearances, and is recolored in the traditional blue/white/red colors for the final battle of Season 2.



* Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove: Although he's pretty much of a brat in the beginning of the Movie, Emperor Kuzco is clad in red and gold, with bright blue earrings. When he is turned into a llama, he has red fur unstead. [[SecondaryColorNemesis In contrast]], Yzma, the BigBad of the Movie, is clad in purple and even has [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation pale lilac skin]].

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* Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove: ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'':
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Although he's pretty much of a brat in the beginning of the Movie, Emperor Kuzco is clad in red and gold, with bright blue earrings. When he is turned into a llama, he has red fur unstead. [[SecondaryColorNemesis In contrast]], Yzma, the BigBad of the Movie, is clad in purple and even has [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation pale lilac skin]].
29th Nov '17 9:34:37 AM Irothtin
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* Ash Ketchum of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' typically wears a red cap and a blue-and-white shirt/jacket. Depending on the season, he may also wear blue pants and/or red sneakers.

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* Ash Ketchum of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' typically wears a red cap and a blue-and-white shirt/jacket. Depending on the season, he may also wear blue pants and/or red sneakers. Additionally, the bright yellow Pikachu was chosen over Clefairy to be the show's main Pokemon for this very reason.
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* The version of Franchise/{{Zatoichi}} seen in the [[Film/Zatoichi2003 2003 film]] wears blue clothing under his black coat and carries a red SwordCane.
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