History RedOniBlueOni / ComicBooks

23rd Apr '17 3:45:14 PM MattP5557
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** The Green Lanterns are also the Red Oni's to the Guardians of the Universe's [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience (appropriately enough)]] Blue Oni, whereas the Lantern Corps are a traditionally heroic group who derive power from emotions the Guardians are KnightTemplar's who are convinced emotions are dangerous.



**** Funnily enough after Deadpool left the X-Force Fantomex became the Red Oni to Cable's Blue Oni.



* In ''ComicBook/{{Magekiller}}'', Marius is very quiet and reserved. His partner Tessa is somewhat impulsive and never shuts up.

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* In ''ComicBook/{{Magekiller}}'', Marius is very quiet and reserved. His partner Tessa is somewhat impulsive and never shuts up.up.
* Similar to Two-Face above Bruce Banner is the Blue Oni to ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk's Red Oni, with the Hulk being the embodiment of Banner's rage.
25th Mar '17 2:16:34 PM MasterHero
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** ''ComicBook/SupermanReborn'' reveals [[spoiler:Superman is actually ''both'' ends of the trope. When the ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'' continuity was created, Superman was separated into his pre-''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}'' and ''New 52'' selves. The younger and brasher ''[=N52=]'' Superman is red while the calmer and more mature pre-''Flashpoint'' Superman is blue; even having the same aura colors. This is clearly a reference to the Red and Blue era. At the end of the story, they combine into a single, complete version of Superman; ensuring his integration into the new DC Universe.]]
15th Feb '17 3:06:11 PM vorpalgirl
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** An "emotional spectrum" has been established in recent years, explaining that each major emotion has a color associated with it: Lantern Corps using the "warmer" colors are unrestrained and selfish Red Oni (red rage, orange greed, and yellow fear) while the "cooler" ones are calm and focused on others as Blue Oni (blue hope, and indigo compassion). The exception are the Star Sapphires who wield violet love, as their color is one of the "cooler" ones but they're easily as passionate as the "warm" Corps.
** In a more literal color contrast, the power of Blue Lantern corps can neutralize the effects of a Red Lantern RingOfPower in its user, both the emotional (mindless rage) and the physical ones (severe weakening of the original circulatory system, as the red rings replace this body function).

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** An "emotional spectrum" "[[EmotionalPowers Emotional Electromagnetic Spectrum]]" has been established in recent years, explaining that each major emotion has a [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience color associated associated]] with it: Lantern Corps using the "warmer" colors are usually unrestrained and selfish Red Oni (red rage, is Rage, orange greed, is Greed, and yellow fear) is Fear) while the "cooler" ones are calm calmer and often focused on others as Blue Oni (blue hope, (green is [[HeroicWillpower Willpower]], blue is for [[ThePollyanna Hope]], and indigo compassion). is for Compassion). The seeming exception are is the Star Sapphires Sapphire Corps, who wield violet love, as the [[ThePowerOfLove Love-associated]] violet; their color is ostensibly one of the "cooler" ones on the upper half of the spectrum but they're easily as passionate as the "warm" Corps.
Corps (may be a case of ShownTheirWork though, as Violet is defined in color theory as a mixture of mostly-red with some blue...meaning ''warm'' color range, despite being next to the "cool" colors). The Sapphires generally represent the Red Oni in stories where this dynamic would be present (e.g. when being contrasted with Green Lanterns), but in recent years many of them, such as Carol Ferris, embody the more flexible and positive variation of it. It's been noted that Love is the opposite of the hate-driven Rage of the Red Lanterns, so one could easily see the two Corps as being an exploration of the flip sides of the same Red Oni coin.
** In a more literal color contrast, the power of Blue Lantern corps can neutralize the effects of a Red Lantern RingOfPower in its user, both the emotional (mindless rage) and the physical ones (severe weakening of the original circulatory system, as the red rings replace this body function). It's not just unexplained phlebotinum, either; the canonical explanation is that the [[ElementalRockPaperScissors Blue Light of Hope is breaking the hold of the Red Light of Rage]], which by proxy means allowing the Red Oni mentality of the Red Lantern in question to relax a little. Subverted with the Violet Light of Love in that case though; as noted, Love in the Emotional Spectrum is still clearly Red Oni territory, just more positive than the Red Light of Rage...yet it can be used to protect a Red Lantern or former Red Lantern from some of the ill effects of the equally Red Oni-style Red Lantern Power Rings. Played straight outright though in ''ComicBook/GreenLanterns'' with [[spoiler:Green Lantern Power Rings, based on Willpower, which is ostensibly more "stable" ala a Blue Oni - one of which is used in that spin-off series at least twice to cure someone of the Red Light of Rage]]
** The spin-off series ''ComicBook/GreenLanterns'' centers on a pair of [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Green Lanterns]] who ''exactly'' fit this trope, to the extent it's basically a buddy cop story with superheroes: Jessica Cruz is a genial, cautious, anxious person prone to planning ahead, focusing on strategy, and feeling that they should work as part of a team or remember to ask for backup (Blue Oni), while Simon Baz is a brash, outspoken, impulsive guy prone to jumping in head first without a plan and without waiting for backup (Red Oni). Bonus points for them also fitting the ActionDuo trope (with Jessica as ActionSurvivor and Simon as the ActionHero half), as that trope often overlaps with this one.
12th Jun '16 4:27:23 PM nombretomado
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** Sort of a running theme with Deadpool, actually. Another example of a Blue Oni paired up with him is {{Taskmaster}}, a level-headed mercenary whose unique abilities are based around observation and analysis and who will typically run away from a fight if he determines that he can't win it, in contrast with Deadpool's typically cheerful, brainless recklessness, but the most striking comparison is probably with [[TykeBomb Domino]], who, like Deadpool, is the cast-off product of a secret government SuperSoldier program and favours the same style of costume and equipment (even wearing what was essentially a blue-and-black woman's version of Deadpool's distinctive red-and-black bodysuit in the ''Cable & Deadpool'' series), but is typically cold, clinically rational, and often emotionally conflicted over her actions, and her special ability is essentially not getting hit ''at all'' in a fight, where Deadpool's powers effectively allow him to [[IncrediblyLamePun wade]] anything that's thrown at him.

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** Sort of a running theme with Deadpool, actually. Another example of a Blue Oni paired up with him is {{Taskmaster}}, ComicBook/{{Taskmaster}}, a level-headed mercenary whose unique abilities are based around observation and analysis and who will typically run away from a fight if he determines that he can't win it, in contrast with Deadpool's typically cheerful, brainless recklessness, but the most striking comparison is probably with [[TykeBomb Domino]], who, like Deadpool, is the cast-off product of a secret government SuperSoldier program and favours the same style of costume and equipment (even wearing what was essentially a blue-and-black woman's version of Deadpool's distinctive red-and-black bodysuit in the ''Cable & Deadpool'' series), but is typically cold, clinically rational, and often emotionally conflicted over her actions, and her special ability is essentially not getting hit ''at all'' in a fight, where Deadpool's powers effectively allow him to [[IncrediblyLamePun wade]] anything that's thrown at him.
27th Apr '16 2:02:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* The title character of ''ComicBook/{{Shakara}}'' has full red eyes and is, in fact, a completely red liquid being in a suit of {{powered armour}}; he is also insane, reckless, and driven exclusively by rage and hatred. This stands in stark contrast to Cinnibar Brenneka, hero of the Shakara, who was always very stoic, rational, and driven by a higher calling. He also had blue yes and body markings.

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* The title character of ''ComicBook/{{Shakara}}'' has full red eyes and is, in fact, a completely red liquid being in a suit of {{powered armour}}; he is also insane, reckless, and driven exclusively by rage and hatred. This stands in stark contrast to Cinnibar Brenneka, hero of the Shakara, who was always very stoic, rational, and driven by a higher calling. He also had blue yes eyes and body markings.
27th Apr '16 2:00:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* The title character of ''{{Shakara}}'' has full red eyes and is, in fact, a completely red liquid being in a suit of {{powered armour}}; he is also insane, reckless, and driven exclusively by rage and hatred. This stands in stark contrast to Cinnibar Brenneka, hero of the Shakara, who was always very stoic, rational, and driven by a higher calling. He also had blue yes and body markings.

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* The title character of ''{{Shakara}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Shakara}}'' has full red eyes and is, in fact, a completely red liquid being in a suit of {{powered armour}}; he is also insane, reckless, and driven exclusively by rage and hatred. This stands in stark contrast to Cinnibar Brenneka, hero of the Shakara, who was always very stoic, rational, and driven by a higher calling. He also had blue yes and body markings.
29th Jan '16 2:44:29 PM HidesHisEyes
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* Dream of the Endless in "ComicBook/TheSandman" is blue oni (the kind with lots of inner turmoil) next to virtually everyone he encounters. Most notably he plays the role throughout his relationships with his ever-cheerful and sociable sister Death and with his rambunctious brother Destruction. In Brief Lives in particular when he plays blue to the red of his sister Delirium, who is impulsive to the point of, well, delirium. The only character who is more of a blue oni than Dream is the eldest sibling Destiny (and this one without the inner turmoil).

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* Dream of the Endless in "ComicBook/TheSandman" is blue oni (the kind with lots of inner turmoil) next to virtually everyone he encounters. Most notably he plays the role throughout his relationships with his ever-cheerful and sociable sister Death and with his rambunctious brother Destruction. In Brief Lives in particular when he plays blue to the red of his sister Delirium, who is impulsive to the point of, well, delirium. The only character who is more of a blue oni than Dream is the eldest sibling Destiny (and this one without the inner turmoil).
29th Jan '16 2:43:28 PM HidesHisEyes
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29th Jan '16 2:42:05 PM HidesHisEyes
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* Dream of the Endless in "ComicBook/TheSandman" is blue oni (the kind with lots of inner turmoil) next to virtually everyone he encounters. Most notably he plays the role throughout his relationships with his ever-cheerful and sociable sister Death and with his rambunctious brother Destruction. In Brief Lives in particular when he plays blue to the red of his sister Delirium, who is impulsive to the point of, well, delirium.
** The only character who is more of a blue oni than Dream is the eldest sibling Destiny (and this one without the inner turmoil).

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* Dream of the Endless in "ComicBook/TheSandman" is blue oni (the kind with lots of inner turmoil) next to virtually everyone he encounters. Most notably he plays the role throughout his relationships with his ever-cheerful and sociable sister Death and with his rambunctious brother Destruction. In Brief Lives in particular when he plays blue to the red of his sister Delirium, who is impulsive to the point of, well, delirium. \n** The only character who is more of a blue oni than Dream is the eldest sibling Destiny (and this one without the inner turmoil).
29th Jan '16 2:40:32 PM HidesHisEyes
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