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24th Aug '16 1:50:32 PM Troperr2016
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Keep in mind that this trope can apply to anyone and to any pairs of people. They do not have to literally wear red and blue for this trope to work and sometimes, they can even wear opposite colors that contrast their roles as a red or blue Oni. They also do not have to be of the same gender either as this trope can also apply to two people consisting of a boy and a girl.
24th May '16 8:59:47 PM Eievie
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'''Detective Mills:''' Hey, man, I feed off my emotions, ok? How's that? [Mills promptly gets into a fight with a reporter snooping around the crime scene] Hey, man, I'm sorry. They just... they piss me off, ok?\\

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'''Detective Mills:''' Hey, man, I feed off my emotions, ok? How's that? [Mills promptly gets into a fight with a reporter snooping around the crime scene] Hey, man, I'm sorry. They just... just… they piss me off, ok?\\



The '''Red Oni''' is associated with [[HotBlooded passion, wildness, and defiance]]. A red oni character is often more brawny than brainy, extroverted, enthusiastic, determined, and filled with a zest for life. He is also much more likely to break conventions and rules than his counterpart. Often an IdiotHero or, in more mature pieces, a BoisterousBruiser. If a red oni is indeed noticeably intelligent, he will still be much more emotional than the blue oni and/or with less sophisticated thoughts, feelings, or goals. When a villain, the red oni is often a BloodKnight. Generally speaking, they're more people-oriented than goal-oriented (although both Oni's can be either). They may or may not shrug off criticism about themselves or their aims and goals, but say or do something nasty to their [[TrueCompanions closest friends]] and you've just guaranteed yourself [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge a world of pain]]. Likely candidate for TheMcCoy. In terms of character alignment, the red oni tends towards the Chaotic alignments, though this isn't always the case.

The '''Blue Oni''' is associated with serenity, control and observance of authority. A blue oni is more intellectual, proud, traditional, introverted, and cultured (sometimes more spiritual, although that's not guaranteed). Blue oni personalities are often respected by others, but also likely to puzzle or confound their peers because they are difficult to read and have a mysterious quality to them. Personality subtypes include TheStoic, TheSpock, TheQuietOne, and the AloofBigBrother. It's worth noting that while blue types ''appear'' tremendously calm and composed, sometimes, this is just the surface, and scratching that façade may show that they are, if anything, wound '''far''' too tight beneath their calm and unemotional appearance. Villainous blue oni tend to be extremely ruthless, ready to do or sacrifice anything (and often anyone) to accomplish their goals. See KnightTemplar and WellIntentionedExtremist. In terms of character alignment, the blue oni tends towards the Lawful alignments though this isn't always the case.

While many expressions of this trope play it straight, it is also not uncommon for the Blue Oni and Red Oni to mix traits. The Red Oni, while usually the more passionate and emotion-driven, may also be the more easy-going and flexible of the two. His/her more simplistic world-view may make them at least partially [[AngstWhatAngst immune to angst]] and {{Wangst}}. Conversely, the Blue Oni, while usually stoic and thoughtful, may hid a volatile, angsty nature that may erupt if [[HeroicBSOD pushed]] [[BerserkButton too far]]. In such instances the two may switch roles, with the Red Oni becoming the reassuring, composed partner and the Blue Oni becoming a [[UnstoppableRage Whirling Dervish of Rage]]! (Compare pairings such as Red Oni Ken (cocky, arrogant, but decidedly easy-going) and Blue Oni Ryu (stoic, disciplined, but brimming with internal conflict).

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The *The '''Red Oni''' is associated with [[HotBlooded passion, wildness, and defiance]]. A red oni character is often more brawny than brainy, extroverted, enthusiastic, determined, and filled with a zest for life. He is They are also much more likely to break conventions and rules than his their counterpart. Often an IdiotHero or, in more mature pieces, a BoisterousBruiser. If a red oni is indeed noticeably intelligent, he they will still be much more emotional than the blue oni and/or with less sophisticated thoughts, feelings, or goals. When a villain, the red oni is often a BloodKnight. Generally speaking, they're more people-oriented than goal-oriented (although both Oni's can be either). They may or may not shrug off criticism about themselves or their aims and goals, but say or do something nasty to their [[TrueCompanions closest friends]] and you've just guaranteed yourself [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge a world of pain]]. Likely candidate for TheMcCoy. In terms of character alignment, the red oni tends towards the Chaotic alignments, though this isn't always the case.

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'''Blue Oni''' is associated with serenity, control and observance of authority. A blue oni is more intellectual, proud, traditional, introverted, and cultured (sometimes more spiritual, although that's not guaranteed). Blue oni personalities are often respected by others, but also likely to puzzle or confound their peers because they are difficult to read and have a mysterious quality to them. Personality subtypes include TheStoic, TheSpock, TheQuietOne, and the AloofBigBrother. It's worth noting that while blue types ''appear'' tremendously calm and composed, sometimes, this is just the surface, and scratching that façade may show that they are, if anything, wound '''far''' too tight beneath their calm and unemotional appearance. Villainous blue oni tend to be extremely ruthless, ready to do or sacrifice anything (and often anyone) to accomplish their goals. See KnightTemplar and WellIntentionedExtremist. In terms of character alignment, the blue oni tends towards the Lawful alignments though this isn't always the case.

While many expressions of this trope play it straight, it is also not uncommon for the Blue Oni and Red Oni to mix traits. The Red Oni, while usually the more passionate and emotion-driven, may also be the more easy-going and flexible of the two. His/her Their more simplistic world-view may make them at least partially [[AngstWhatAngst immune to angst]] and {{Wangst}}. Conversely, the Blue Oni, while usually stoic and thoughtful, may hid a volatile, angsty nature that may erupt if [[HeroicBSOD pushed]] [[BerserkButton too far]]. In such instances the two may switch roles, with the Red Oni becoming the reassuring, composed partner and the Blue Oni becoming a [[UnstoppableRage Whirling Dervish of Rage]]! (Compare pairings such as Red Oni Ken (cocky, arrogant, but decidedly easy-going) and Blue Oni Ryu (stoic, disciplined, but brimming with internal conflict).
18th Feb '16 10:21:50 PM DraceEmpressa
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Add one person that bridges the Red Oni and Blue Oni and you got FreudianTrio, with the Red Oni becomes the Id , the Blue Oni becomes Superego, and the connecting person becomes the Ego.

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Add one person that bridges the Red Oni and Blue Oni and you got FreudianTrio, with the Red Oni becomes the Id , the Blue Oni becomes Superego, and the connecting person becomes the Ego.
Ego. That's the basic formula, but not always. Sometimes as the plot progresses, someone new is added and as they become the trio, this newcomer might be even more emotional than the Red Oni or is even more calm and calculating than the Blue Oni. And whoever keeps the trio together is the ego.
18th Feb '16 9:51:20 PM DraceEmpressa
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Add one person that bridges the red oni and blue oni and you got FreudianTrio.

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Add one person that bridges the red oni Red Oni and blue oni Blue Oni and you got FreudianTrio.
FreudianTrio, with the Red Oni becomes the Id , the Blue Oni becomes Superego, and the connecting person becomes the Ego.
18th Feb '16 9:48:25 PM DraceEmpressa
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Add one person that bridges the red oni and blue oni and you got FreudianTrio.
12th Feb '16 11:34:55 AM Prfnoff
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The name comes from traditional Japanese folklore where [[{{Youkai}} Oni]] (think troll/ogre) usually came in two flavors, a red and a blue. Over time, it's gotten popular to ascribe different qualities and personalities to the two colors. (Think the high-strung Type A personality and the easy-going Type B personality.) See also the Marid and Ifrits over at OurGeniesAreDifferent.

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The name comes from traditional Japanese folklore where [[{{Youkai}} Oni]] {{Oni}} (think troll/ogre) usually came in two flavors, a red and a blue. Over time, it's gotten popular to ascribe different qualities and personalities to the two colors. (Think the high-strung Type A personality and the easy-going Type B personality.) See also the Marid and Ifrits over at OurGeniesAreDifferent.
18th Jan '16 5:06:08 PM eroock
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7th Jan '16 6:03:12 PM ChaoticNovelist
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While many expressions of this trope play it straight, it is also not uncommon for the Blue Oni and Red Oni to mix traits. The Red Oni, while usually the more passionate and emotion-driven, may also be the more easy-going and flexible of the two. His/her more simplistic world-view may make them at least partially [[AngstWhatAngst immune to angst]] and {{Wangst}}. Conversely, the Blue Oni, while usually stoic and thoughtful, may hid a volatile, angsty nature that may erupt if [[HeroicBSOD pushed]] [[BerserkButton too far]]. In such instances the two may switch roles, with the Red Oni becoming the reassuring, composed partner and the Blue Oni becoming a [[UnstoppableRage Whirling Dervish of Rage]]! (Compare pairings such as Red Oni Ken (cocky, arrogant, but decidedly easy-going) and Blue Oni Ryu (stoic, disciplined, but brimming with internal conflict). (However in some cases such instances are very rare to happen, or not at all thus subverting this part of the trope).

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While many expressions of this trope play it straight, it is also not uncommon for the Blue Oni and Red Oni to mix traits. The Red Oni, while usually the more passionate and emotion-driven, may also be the more easy-going and flexible of the two. His/her more simplistic world-view may make them at least partially [[AngstWhatAngst immune to angst]] and {{Wangst}}. Conversely, the Blue Oni, while usually stoic and thoughtful, may hid a volatile, angsty nature that may erupt if [[HeroicBSOD pushed]] [[BerserkButton too far]]. In such instances the two may switch roles, with the Red Oni becoming the reassuring, composed partner and the Blue Oni becoming a [[UnstoppableRage Whirling Dervish of Rage]]! (Compare pairings such as Red Oni Ken (cocky, arrogant, but decidedly easy-going) and Blue Oni Ryu (stoic, disciplined, but brimming with internal conflict). (However in some cases such instances are very rare to happen, or not at all thus subverting this part of the trope).\n
15th Nov '15 5:55:00 PM nat122
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While many expressions of this trope play it straight, it is also not uncommon for the Blue Oni and Red Oni to mix traits. The Red Oni, while usually the more passionate and emotion-driven, may also be the more easy-going and flexible of the two. His/her more simplistic world-view may make them at least partially [[AngstWhatAngst immune to angst]] and {{Wangst}}. Conversely, the Blue Oni, while usually stoic and thoughtful, may hid a volatile, angsty nature that may erupt if [[HeroicBSOD pushed]] [[BerserkButton too far]]. In such instances the two may switch roles, with the Red Oni becoming the reassuring, composed partner and the Blue Oni becoming a [[UnstoppableRage Whirling Dervish of Rage]]! (Compare pairings such as Red Oni Ken (cocky, arrogant, but decidedly easy-going) and Blue Oni Ryu (stoic, disciplined, but brimming with internal conflict). (However in some cases such instances are very rare to happen, or not at all this subverting this part of the trope).

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While many expressions of this trope play it straight, it is also not uncommon for the Blue Oni and Red Oni to mix traits. The Red Oni, while usually the more passionate and emotion-driven, may also be the more easy-going and flexible of the two. His/her more simplistic world-view may make them at least partially [[AngstWhatAngst immune to angst]] and {{Wangst}}. Conversely, the Blue Oni, while usually stoic and thoughtful, may hid a volatile, angsty nature that may erupt if [[HeroicBSOD pushed]] [[BerserkButton too far]]. In such instances the two may switch roles, with the Red Oni becoming the reassuring, composed partner and the Blue Oni becoming a [[UnstoppableRage Whirling Dervish of Rage]]! (Compare pairings such as Red Oni Ken (cocky, arrogant, but decidedly easy-going) and Blue Oni Ryu (stoic, disciplined, but brimming with internal conflict). (However in some cases such instances are very rare to happen, or not at all this thus subverting this part of the trope).
15th Nov '15 5:54:27 PM nat122
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While many expressions of this trope play it straight, it is also not uncommon for the Blue Oni and Red Oni to mix traits. The Red Oni, while usually the more passionate and emotion-driven, may also be the more easy-going and flexible of the two. His/her more simplistic world-view may make them at least partially [[AngstWhatAngst immune to angst]] and {{Wangst}}. Conversely, the Blue Oni, while usually stoic and thoughtful, may hid a volatile, angsty nature that may erupt if [[HeroicBSOD pushed]] [[BerserkButton too far]]. In such instances the two may switch roles, with the Red Oni becoming the reassuring, composed partner and the Blue Oni becoming a [[UnstoppableRage Whirling Dervish of Rage]]! (Compare pairings such as Red Oni Ken (cocky, arrogant, but decidedly easy-going) and Blue Oni Ryu (stoic, disciplined, but brimming with internal conflict). (However in some cases such instances are very rare to happen).

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While many expressions of this trope play it straight, it is also not uncommon for the Blue Oni and Red Oni to mix traits. The Red Oni, while usually the more passionate and emotion-driven, may also be the more easy-going and flexible of the two. His/her more simplistic world-view may make them at least partially [[AngstWhatAngst immune to angst]] and {{Wangst}}. Conversely, the Blue Oni, while usually stoic and thoughtful, may hid a volatile, angsty nature that may erupt if [[HeroicBSOD pushed]] [[BerserkButton too far]]. In such instances the two may switch roles, with the Red Oni becoming the reassuring, composed partner and the Blue Oni becoming a [[UnstoppableRage Whirling Dervish of Rage]]! (Compare pairings such as Red Oni Ken (cocky, arrogant, but decidedly easy-going) and Blue Oni Ryu (stoic, disciplined, but brimming with internal conflict). (However in some cases such instances are very rare to happen).
happen, or not at all this subverting this part of the trope).
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