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7th Jan '17 11:01:45 AM Owlorange1995
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** The "Black Mages" that appear in the games usually wear blue robes.
9th Dec '16 11:45:59 AM AgProv
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* The revival of European ritual magick of the FinDeSiecle saw groups such as the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn spring up to practice ritual magic with baroque rituals and liturgies that inevitably drew on the Judeo-Christian cultural heritage. Summoning demons or interactions with evil spirits were associated with the colour magenta, a sort of light purple shade. This was a visual clue used in his horror novels by Creator/DennisWheatley (see above). It should also be said that in a system of colour correspondences drawn from Hindul practice, purple is associated with spirit and Aether. This is probably where Gerald Gardiner got the idea from when he revived Wiccan practice in the 1940's.

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* The revival of European ritual magick of the FinDeSiecle [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheEdwardianEra FinDeSiecle]] saw groups such as the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn spring up to practice ritual magic with baroque rituals and liturgies that inevitably drew on the Judeo-Christian cultural heritage. Summoning demons or interactions with evil spirits were associated with the colour magenta, a sort of light purple shade. This was a visual clue used in his horror novels by Creator/DennisWheatley (see above). It should also be said that in a system of colour correspondences drawn from Hindul practice, purple is associated with spirit and Aether. This is probably where Gerald Gardiner got the idea from when he revived Wiccan practice in the 1940's.
9th Dec '16 10:41:04 AM AgProv
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* A theme running through the occult horror novels of Creator/DennisWheatley, notably ''The Devil Rides Out'', is that sentient evil announces its presence with magenta-purple light.[[note]]This is apparently "real", to a given value of the word "real", in the traditions of European occultism and ritual magick of the Creator/AleistarCrowley school, from which Wheatley (a confidante of Crowley and possibly a graduate of the same occult circles) drew literary inspiration. A summoned demon might show in a magenta-purple aura.[[/note]]

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* A theme running through the occult horror novels of Creator/DennisWheatley, notably ''The Devil Rides Out'', is that sentient evil announces its presence with magenta-purple light.[[note]]This is apparently "real", to a given value of the word "real", in the traditions of European occultism and ritual magick of the Creator/AleistarCrowley Creator/AleisterCrowley school, from which Wheatley (a confidante of Crowley and possibly a graduate of the same occult circles) drew literary inspiration. A summoned demon might show in a magenta-purple aura.[[/note]]



* In Wicca and other neopagan circles, the fifth element, Spirit, is basically described as [[TheSacredDarkness darkness]], being defined by emptiness. It is portrayed most often as either black or purple.

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* In Wicca and other neopagan circles, the fifth element, Spirit, is basically described as [[TheSacredDarkness darkness]], being defined by emptiness. It is portrayed most often as either black or purple. [[note]]This does not necessarily make it ''evil'', though. "Good" and "Evil" are constructs of a Judeo-Christian world-view which Wicca stands outside of.[[/note]]
* The revival of European ritual magick of the FinDeSiecle saw groups such as the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn spring up to practice ritual magic with baroque rituals and liturgies that inevitably drew on the Judeo-Christian cultural heritage. Summoning demons or interactions with evil spirits were associated with the colour magenta, a sort of light purple shade. This was a visual clue used in his horror novels by Creator/DennisWheatley (see above). It should also be said that in a system of colour correspondences drawn from Hindul practice, purple is associated with spirit and Aether. This is probably where Gerald Gardiner got the idea from when he revived Wiccan practice in the 1940's.
9th Dec '16 10:29:48 AM AgProv
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* A theme running through the occult horror novels of Creator/DennisWheatley, notably ''The Devil Rides Out'', is that sentient evil announces its presence with magenta-purple light.[[note]]This is apparently "real", to a given value of the word "real", in the traditions of European occultism and ritual magick of the Creator/AleistarCrowley school, from which Wheatley (a confidante of Crowley and possibly a graduate of the same occult circles) drew literary inspiration. A summoned demon might show in a magenta-purple aura.[[/note]]
24th Nov '16 3:44:40 AM Gairyuki
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** Two specific Black Rangers are interesting zig-zaggings of this trope: [[Series/ChourikiSentaiOhranger King Ranger]] and [[Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger Abare Black]]. Because they are both individual add-ons to their respective teams, they get a lot of gold on them. Therefore, their energies are often, maybe more often than not, portrayed as gold in color, but oftentimes purple as well. Not to mention their respective Zords were more gold in color than they were black. This was the main reason that King Ranger's Power Ranger counterpart is called the Gold Ranger instead. [[Series/JukenSentaiGekiranger Black Lion Rio]], who is a Ranger-like main villain [[spoiler: turned ally]] also follows the same rules as the previous two Black Rangers: black suit with a lot of gold, with his Zord following the same color scheme, and alternates between purple and gold as his energy color.

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** Two specific Black Rangers are interesting zig-zaggings of this trope: [[Series/ChourikiSentaiOhranger King Ranger]] and [[Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger Abare Black]]. Because they are both individual add-ons to their respective teams, they get a lot of gold on them. Therefore, their energies are often, maybe more often than not, portrayed as gold in color, but oftentimes purple as well. Not to mention their respective Zords were more gold in color than they were black. This was the main reason that King Ranger's Power Ranger counterpart is called the Gold Ranger instead. [[Series/JukenSentaiGekiranger Black Lion Rio]], who is a Ranger-like main villain [[spoiler: turned ally]] also follows the same rules as the previous two Black Rangers: black suit with a lot of gold, with his Zord following the same color scheme, and alternates between purple and gold as his energy color. The latest non-core Black Ranger, [[Series/DoubutsuSentaiZyuohger Zyuoh TheWorld]] is another zigzag. As a Black Ranger, he's represented with the usual purple energy, but also of black energy usually more reserved with the darkness motifs of villains, even when he turned good. The zag to that zig is that he's also represented by two other colors, gold and silver (which itself is sometimes represented with bluish shades in the franchise, such as this case), making him more of a multi-colored Ranger with Black as his primary color.
16th Oct '16 3:28:57 PM nombretomado
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* The ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' series as a whole depicts Dark magic as a mix of black and purple, at least from the GBA era onward. Most playable Dark users - [[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Sophia, Raigh, Niime, Canas]], [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones Knoll]], and [[FireEmblemAkaneia Etzel]] - wear a shade of purple or have purple hair. And in a literal example of purple being the new black, tomes of dark magic (which, in all of the other games, had black covers) have purple covers in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''.

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* The ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' series as a whole depicts Dark magic as a mix of black and purple, at least from the GBA era onward. Most playable Dark users - [[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Sophia, Raigh, Niime, Canas]], [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones Knoll]], and [[FireEmblemAkaneia [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Etzel]] - wear a shade of purple or have purple hair. And in a literal example of purple being the new black, tomes of dark magic (which, in all of the other games, had black covers) have purple covers in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''.
14th Oct '16 10:51:02 AM Wyldchyld
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* A couple examples in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''.
** Yumichika's hair in the anime looks like a mix between dark blue and purple with a red-streaked lock. Really, it's just the light making it look that way.
** Uryu has navy blue hair in the anime, but, again, it's the lighting making it look that way.
** Baraggan Louisenbairn wears purple, But his outfit gets called black by [[BigBad Aizen]].

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* A couple examples in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''.
** Yumichika's hair in the anime looks like a mix between dark blue and purple with a red-streaked lock. Really, it's just the light making it look that way.
** Uryu has navy blue hair in the anime, but, again, it's the lighting making it look that way.
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''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Baraggan Louisenbairn wears purple, But is clad in black from head to toe in the manga. In the anime, his outer layers are changed to purple. However, Aizen continues to call his outfit gets called black by [[BigBad Aizen]].even in the anime.
2nd Oct '16 9:52:06 AM nombretomado
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* Purple is the primary color scheme of the Galra Empire in DreamWorks Classics's ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'', with BigBad Zarkon and TheDragon Haggar, along with their troops, mostly having purple skin to boot.

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* Purple is the primary color scheme of the Galra Empire in DreamWorks Creator/DreamWorks Classics's ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'', with BigBad Zarkon and TheDragon Haggar, along with their troops, mostly having purple skin to boot.
10th Sep '16 7:27:27 PM reddogisred
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* When Lockheed built the [[{{CoolPlane}} F-117 Nighthawk Stealth fighter]], they first painted it in a pastel-like camo scheme that would help it hide during daylight bombing missions. When the Air Force insisted on night bombing and a black paint scheme, Lockheed recommended a dark royal blue color as ''black'' paint would [[RealityIsUnrealistic stand out against the night sky]]. The Air Force refused and the F-117 (as well as Northrop Grumman's B-2 bomber) has flown in black ever since.

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* When Lockheed built the [[{{CoolPlane}} F-117 Nighthawk Stealth stealth fighter]], they first painted it in a pastel-like camo scheme that would help it hide during daylight bombing missions. When the Air Force insisted on night bombing and a black paint scheme, Lockheed recommended a dark royal blue color as ''black'' paint would [[RealityIsUnrealistic stand out against the night sky]]. The Air Force refused and the F-117 (as well as Northrop Grumman's B-2 bomber) has flown in black ever since.
10th Sep '16 7:23:10 PM reddogisred
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* When Lockheed built the [[{{CoolPlane}} F-117]] Nighthawk Stealth fighter, they first painted it in a pastel-like camo scheme that would help it hide during daylight bombing missions. When the Air Force insisted on night bombing and a black paint scheme, Lockheed recommended a dark royal blue color as ''black'' paint would [[RealityIsUnrealistic stand out against the night sky]]. The Air Force refused and the F-117 (as well as Northrop Grumman's B-2 bomber) has flown in black ever since.

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* When Lockheed built the [[{{CoolPlane}} F-117]] F-117 Nighthawk Stealth fighter, fighter]], they first painted it in a pastel-like camo scheme that would help it hide during daylight bombing missions. When the Air Force insisted on night bombing and a black paint scheme, Lockheed recommended a dark royal blue color as ''black'' paint would [[RealityIsUnrealistic stand out against the night sky]]. The Air Force refused and the F-117 (as well as Northrop Grumman's B-2 bomber) has flown in black ever since.
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