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** Darth Vader and the Emperor are an interesting example, in the prequel trilogy the FauxAffablyEvil ManipulativeBastard Palatine was the Blue Oni to the angry, immature Anakin's Red Oni however in the Original trilogy Darth Vader was the [[TheStoic emotionless]] AntiVillain Blue Oni to the {{Sadist}}ic ObviouslyEvil Emperor's Red Oni.
*** This in turn makes Darth Vader the Blue Oni to [[ContrastingSequelAntagonist Kylo Ren's]] Red Oni.
19th Feb '17 1:49:06 PM rva98014
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* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', Judy is energetic, naive and impulsive while Nick is laid-back, cynical and cool-headed. Their colours are reversed though; Judy wears a blue police uniform and Nick is a red fox.
** Chief Bogo (red) and Benjamin Clawhauser (blue), who are the members of the ZPD that Judy works in Bogo is more hot headed, strict, muscular, and more masculine while Clawhauser is more laid back, sensitive, effeminate, and has problems with his weight. What makes this ironic is that Bogo is a cape buffalo which are herbivores, putting him in the prey category while Clawhauser is a Cheetah, which are carnivores and puts him in the predator category. What is also ironic about them is that both of them wear blue police uniforms

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* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', Judy ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}''
**Judy
is energetic, naive and impulsive while Nick is laid-back, cynical and cool-headed. Their colours In a touch of irony, their colors are reversed though; as Judy wears a blue police uniform and Nick is a has red fox.
fur.
** Chief Bogo (red) and Benjamin Clawhauser (blue), who are the members of the ZPD that Judy works in Bogo is more hot headed, strict, muscular, and more masculine while Benjamin Clawhauser is more laid back, sensitive, effeminate, compassionate and has problems with his weight. What makes this ironic is that Bogo is a cape buffalo which are herbivores, putting him in the prey category while Clawhauser is a Cheetah, which are carnivores and puts him in the predator category. What is also ironic about them is that both of them wear blue police uniforms
effeminate
11th Dec '16 12:38:06 PM wootzits
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* Peter Jackson's Middle-earth universe:
** In the film characterization of ''Film/LordOfTheRings'':
*** There's the angry dwarf Gimli and the elegant Legolas.
*** Then there's the proud [[BoisterousBruiser Boromir]] and the world-wise Aragorn, though the [[WarriorPoet more thoughtful]] Faramir (blue) can be paired with his brother as well.
*** In case of the four Hobbits, Sam and Frodo as well as Pippin and Merry. Or [[LetsGetDangerous Merry and Pippin are the red]] to [[ThouShaltNotKill Frodo and Sam's blue]].
** Then comes the film characterization of ''Film/TheHobbit'':

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* Peter Jackson's Middle-earth universe:
The ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' movies have Marty [=McFly=] and Dr. Emmett "Doc" Brown. In [[Film/BackToTheFuture Part I]], he also played red oni to his father George's blue oni in 1955.
* A villainous example in ''Film/BigGame'': the BigBadDuumvirate has hot-headed, always furious Morris as Red and cold, detached, psychopathic Hazar as Blue.
* The two detectives at the center of ''Film/TheBlackDahlia'' are referred to explicitly as Mr Fire (red) and Mr Ice (Blue).
* The Will Ferrell movie ''Film/BladesOfGlory'' has Chazz Michael Michaels, the improvisational, womanizing idiot Red Oni, and Jimmy Macelroy, the technical, thoughtful man-child Blue Oni. This is even reflected in their "Fire and Ice" costume.
* In ''Film/BlondeInBlackLeather'', Claudia starts out as idealistic and naive, with Monica passing for cool and street-smart (they're also dressed in the respective colors). They switch roles as the movie goes on, with Claudia becoming savvier and more down-to-earth while Monica comes off as something of a manic-depressive.
* Every ''Film/DieHard'' movie has one or more elements of this. John [=McClane=], the hot headed runner and gunner always goes up against a calculating intellectual BigBad. The first two movies also have a subplot involving [=McClane's=] "Red Oni" tactics budging up against the "Blue Oni" by-the-book style of the authority.
* Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne in ''Film/DumbAndDumber'', as illustrated by their {{Tacky Tuxedo}}s.
* ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious'':
** The plot of ''Tokyo Drift'' can be summed up as "Two Red Onis fight, everyone else is a Blue Oni trying to stop them". That said, Sean does play a good Blue Oni to the impassioned, arrogant Red Oni DK.
** In the film characterization of ''Film/LordOfTheRings'':
*** There's
main timeline, Brian is the confident, out-there Red Oni running circles of fire around the careful, controlled Blue Oni Dom. This only describes their usual demeanors, however - Brian has his Blue moments from his former career in law enforcement, Dom can easily out-Red Brian with an angry dwarf Gimli and brutal NoHoldsBarredBeatdown whenever someone gets under his skin.
* Personable, adventurous Ferris Bueller and cautious, fearful Cameron Frye in ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff''.
* ''Film/FightClub'': Tyler is impulsive and rash, whereas the Narrator is a calm and cool businessman. Their different personalities are, of course, all mixed-up in the heat of the fight.
* ''Film/HardCoreLogo'' has the intense, impulsive Joe Dick
and the elegant Legolas.quieter, more calculating, ambitious Billy Tallent.
* In the ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'' series:
** The title character (sloppy, hot-tempered demon dating a human flamethrower) and Abe Sapien (studious, slightly prissy gillman) are actually addressed as "Red" and "Blue" respectively; although this is due to, y'know, their actual skin color, the association still fits.

*** Then there's ** Hellboy and Kraussin ''Film/HellboyIITheGoldenArmy'', particularly when Krauss is possessing that Golden Army trooper in the proud [[BoisterousBruiser Boromir]] and final scene - all his glowy bits go blue. They fit the world-wise Aragorn, though the [[WarriorPoet more thoughtful]] Faramir (blue) can be paired with his brother as well.
*** In case
personality portions of the four Hobbits, Sam and Frodo as well as Pippin and Merry. Or [[LetsGetDangerous Merry and Pippin are the red]] this trope to [[ThouShaltNotKill Frodo and Sam's blue]].
** Then comes the film characterization of
a T.
*
''Film/TheHobbit'':



* ''Film/SadakoVsKayako'': Maybe not so apparent as ghosts (because let's face it, they both just want to kill people) but in life, Sadako from ''[[Literature/TheRing Ring]]'' was quiet and sad while Kayako from ''Film/{{Juon}}'' was enthusiastic and cheerful. Sadako as a ghost is also more fueled by a cold hatred of the world while Kayako is fueled by rage of what her husband did to her and her son. [[http://sadakaya-sousenkyo.jp/ The advertisements even play up these respective colours with the characters.]]
* ''Film/{{RedTails}}'': The primary character conflict is between {{Hero}}/{{Lancer}} duo Easy and Lightning. Blue and Red respectively.
* In the ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'' series:
** The title character (sloppy, hot-tempered demon dating a human flamethrower) and Abe Sapien (studious, slightly prissy gillman) are actually addressed as "Red" and "Blue" respectively; although this is due to, y'know, their actual skin color, the association still fits.
** Hellboy and Kraussin ''Film/HellboyIITheGoldenArmy'', particularly when Krauss is possessing that Golden Army trooper in the final scene - all his glowy bits go blue. They fit the personality portions of this trope to a T.
* ''Franchise/StarWars'' :
** The Sith and the Jedi fits this trope to a T. The Sith wield red lightsabers and are defined by their passions and their ambitions. While the Jedi typically wield blue or green lightsabers and are presented as more intellectual and steeped in tradition.
** On a more individual level, the master/apprentice relationship between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker during the prequel trilogy. Obi-Wan is the more cautious and thoughtful blue Jedi and Anakin, being younger and more ambitious, represents the passionate red. Of course, this speaks volumes about the paths the men choose by the end of the end of said trilogy.
** Later (or earlier, depending on how you look at it), the trope is played with by Han and Luke. They switch roles as CharacterDevelopment ensues: Luke starts out as the impulsive idealist to Han's world-weary cynic, while by the third film Luke is the disciplined and determined warrior and Han is the emotionally driven one.
** Franchise-wise, the prequel trilogy is the red oni to the original trilogy's blue oni.
** The iconic factions can be seen this way: The Rebel Alliance were the unprepared, unethical, luck-relying red oni to the militarized, orderly, and prim blue oni, Galactic Empire.
*** The same for the Clone Wars, The Separatist Droid Army were the red oni to the Galactic Republic's Clone Army blue oni.
** [[PolarOppositeTwins Luke and Leia are blue and red oni to one another]]. Luke is a calm, mild-mannered Jedi Knight while Leia is a quick-tempered, sharp-tongued political leader. This is especially apparent in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''. Interestingly, [[GenerationXerox they parallel their parents from the Prequel Trilogy]], with Luke taking after their mother Padme, while Leia takes after their father Anakin.
** R2-D2 and C-3PO can qualify. Artoo is very impulsive and reckless, while Threepio is very cautious and timid. Ironically, Artoo has a blue and white color scheme, while Threepio has a gold color scheme but does get a red arm in ''Film/TheForceAwakens''.
** ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' features some Red Oni/Blue Oni pairings.
*** [[DefectorFromDecadence Finn]] plays the Blue Oni to Poe Dameron's Red, and afterwards, the Red Oni to Rey's Blue Oni.
*** Among the villains from The First Order, Kylo Ren, the emotionally unstable Dark Side enforcer, plays Red Oni to General Hux's Blue Oni, who has better control over his emotions despite being impulsive himself.
*** Among the current Sith, Kylo Ren as usual remains the desperate and pleading Red Oni to his master Supreme Leader Snoke's calm and calculating Blue Oni, who only got frustrated once during the entire film.

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* ''Film/SadakoVsKayako'': Maybe not so apparent as ghosts (because let's face it, they both just want to kill people) but The two burglars in life, Sadako from ''[[Literature/TheRing Ring]]'' was quiet ''Film/HomeAlone'': Harry is the blue oni and sad while Kayako from ''Film/{{Juon}}'' was enthusiastic and cheerful. Sadako as a ghost is also more fueled by a cold hatred of Marv the world while Kayako red oni.
* ''Franchise/IndianaJones ''
** Indy
is fueled by rage of what her husband did the red oni to her and her son. [[http://sadakaya-sousenkyo.jp/ The advertisements even play up these respective colours his father Henry Sr.'s blue oni in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade''.
** In ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'', Jones is the blue oni to Mutt's red oni,
with the characters.good reason: [[spoiler:Mutt is really his son.]]
* ''Film/{{RedTails}}'': The primary character conflict is between {{Hero}}/{{Lancer}} duo Easy and Lightning. Blue and Red respectively.
*
** In the ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'' series:
** The title character (sloppy, hot-tempered demon dating a human flamethrower) and Abe Sapien (studious, slightly prissy gillman) are actually addressed as "Red" and "Blue" respectively; although this is due to, y'know, their actual skin color, the association still fits.
** Hellboy and Kraussin ''Film/HellboyIITheGoldenArmy'', particularly when Krauss is possessing that Golden Army trooper in the final scene - all his glowy bits go blue. They fit the personality portions of this trope to a T.
* ''Franchise/StarWars'' :
** The Sith and the Jedi fits this trope to a T. The Sith wield red lightsabers and are defined by their passions and their ambitions. While the Jedi typically wield blue or green lightsabers and are presented as more intellectual and steeped in tradition.
** On a more individual level, the master/apprentice relationship between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker during the prequel trilogy. Obi-Wan
''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'', Belloq is the more cautious and thoughtful blue Jedi and Anakin, being younger and more ambitious, represents the passionate red. Of course, this speaks volumes about the paths the men choose by the end of the end of said trilogy.
** Later (or earlier, depending on how you look at it), the trope is played with by Han and Luke. They switch roles as CharacterDevelopment ensues: Luke starts out as the impulsive idealist to Han's world-weary cynic, while by the third film Luke is the disciplined and determined warrior and Han is the emotionally driven one.
** Franchise-wise, the prequel trilogy is the red
oni to Indy's red oni. This ties into their preferred methods for acquiring artifacts. Indy is hands-on and collects them personally. Belloq hires other people to do the original trilogy's blue oni.
** The iconic factions can be seen this way: The Rebel Alliance were the unprepared, unethical, luck-relying red oni
dirty work while he stands off to the militarized, orderly, and prim blue oni, Galactic Empire.
*** The same for the Clone Wars, The Separatist Droid Army were the red oni to the Galactic Republic's Clone Army blue oni.
** [[PolarOppositeTwins Luke and Leia are blue and red oni to one another]]. Luke is a calm, mild-mannered Jedi Knight while Leia is a quick-tempered, sharp-tongued political leader. This is especially apparent in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''. Interestingly, [[GenerationXerox they parallel their parents from the Prequel Trilogy]], with Luke taking after their mother Padme, while Leia takes after their father Anakin.
** R2-D2 and C-3PO can qualify. Artoo is very impulsive and reckless, while Threepio is very cautious and timid. Ironically, Artoo has a blue and white color scheme, while Threepio has a gold color scheme but does get a red arm in ''Film/TheForceAwakens''.
** ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' features some Red Oni/Blue Oni pairings.
*** [[DefectorFromDecadence Finn]] plays the Blue Oni to Poe Dameron's Red, and afterwards, the Red Oni to Rey's Blue Oni.
*** Among the villains from The First Order, Kylo Ren, the emotionally unstable Dark Side enforcer, plays Red Oni to General Hux's Blue Oni, who has better control over his emotions despite being impulsive himself.
*** Among the current Sith, Kylo Ren as usual remains the desperate and pleading Red Oni to his master Supreme Leader Snoke's calm and calculating Blue Oni, who only got frustrated once during the entire film.
side acting sophisticated.



* Creator/LaurelAndHardy: Usually, the harsh and boisterous Ollie is the red one, while the calm and submissive Stan is the blue one.
* In ''Film/TheLegendOfFrenchieKing'', aggressive and impatient Maria versus calculating and relaxed Louise.
* ''Film/LethalWeapon'' has Riggs as the Red and Murtuagh as the Blue.
* In the film characterization of ''Film/LordOfTheRings'':
*** There's the angry dwarf Gimli and the elegant Legolas.
*** Then there's the proud [[BoisterousBruiser Boromir]] and the world-wise Aragorn, though the [[WarriorPoet more thoughtful]] Faramir (blue) can be paired with his brother as well.
*** In case of the four Hobbits, Sam and Frodo as well as Pippin and Merry. Or [[LetsGetDangerous Merry and Pippin are the red]] to [[ThouShaltNotKill Frodo and Sam's blue]].
* ''Maiko Haaaan!!!'' combines this with the traditional kabuki hero/villain colour schemes. The protagonist, Onizuka Kimihiko, is very excitable and is driven by his passions while the antagonist, Kiichiro Naito, is much more reserved and collected. [[TheAlcoholic Unless he's drunk]].
* ''Film/TheManFromUNCLE2015'' has Napoleon Solo as the Blue Oni (a suave and analytical CIA operative) and Illya Kuryakin and the Red Oni (a hot-blooded KGB agent who often seems to be only just keeping his emotions in check). This is particularly noteworthy because it is an inversion of their Oni roles in the [[Series/TheManFromUNCLE original series on which the movie was based]] where Napoleon was the comparatively cheerful and easygoing American and Illya the coolly intellectual Russian.
* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse:
** Thor and Loki from ''Film/{{Thor}}'' and ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' are the epitome of this trope. Although, given their colour schemes, it's more like Red Oni, Green Oni.
** Another ''Avengers'' example would be Iron Man & Captain America. The brash and arrogant antics of the red-clad Iron Man really don't sit too well with the humble-natured and calm Captain America, who wears blue.
** In the regular ''Film/IronMan'' films, James Rhodes is the blue Oni to Tony's red. And, like Rogers, he is usually seen wearing blue.
** Another member of the Avengers who embodies both Onis is mild-mannered scientist Bruce Banner and his alter-ego the Hulk, who is literally a raging id.
** The two major [[SuperTeam Superhero Teams]] in the MCU (The Guardians of the Galaxy and the Avengers) can qualify as a Red Oni, Blue Oni dynamic. The Guardians are very cavalier and disorganized, while the Avengers are very orderly and mindful.



* JamesEllroy seems to love this trope; the two detectives at the center of his ''The Black Dahlia'' are even referred to explicitly as Mr Fire (red) and Mr Ice (Blue).
* The Will Ferrell movie ''{{Blades of Glory}}'' has Chazz Michael Michaels, the improvisational, womanizing idiot Red Oni, and Jimmy Macelroy, the technical, thoughtful man-child Blue Oni. This is even reflected in their "Fire and Ice" costume.
* From ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'', Rorschach/The Comedian/Ozymandias to Dr. Manhattan. Actually, ''everybody'' is a Red Oni compared to Dr. Manhattan.
** A better example might be that Rorschach is Red Oni and Nite Owl II is Blue Oni.
* Every ''Film/DieHard'' movie has one or more elements of this. John [=McClane=], the hot headed runner and gunner always goes up against a calculating intellectual BigBad. The first two movies also have a subplot involving [=McClane's=] "Red Oni" tactics budging up against the "Blue Oni" by-the-book style of the authority.
* A villainous example in ''Film/BigGame'': the BigBadDuumvirate has hot-headed, always furious Morris as Red and cold, detached, psychopathic Hazar as Blue.
* The Henke and Genji clans in ''Film/SukiyakiWesternDjango''.
* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'':
** The movies had the rivalry between Pyro and Iceman.
** Victor is the red to Logan's blue in ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine''.
** In ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', Erik Lehnsherr is rather hot-headed while Charles Xavier is more level-headed. [[http://roashina.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/x-men-first-class-magazine.jpg ''Empire'' magazine even colour-coded the front covers of their May 2011 issue accordingly.]]
* ''Film/{{Underworld}}'' 'verse has raging werewolves versus cold, calculating vampires.
* ''Film/HardCoreLogo'' has the intense, impulsive Joe Dick and the quieter, more calculating, ambitious Billy Tallent.
* In ''Film/{{Serenity}}'', Mal is a red oni of the heroic type and the Operative is a blue oni of the villainous type. Mal wears warm tones while the Operative dresses in blue.
* Ferris Bueller and Cameron Frye in ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff''.

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* JamesEllroy seems to love ''Film/OsmosisJones'' has this trope; with a color inversion. Ozzy is the two detectives at Red Oni and Drix is the center of his ''The Black Dahlia'' are even referred to explicitly as Mr Fire (red) and Mr Ice (Blue).
* The Will Ferrell movie ''{{Blades of Glory}}'' has Chazz Michael Michaels, the improvisational, womanizing idiot Red Oni, and Jimmy Macelroy, the technical, thoughtful man-child
Blue Oni. This is even reflected in their "Fire despite Ozzy being blue and Ice" costume.
Drix being red.
* From ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'', Rorschach/The Comedian/Ozymandias to Dr. Manhattan. Actually, ''everybody'' In ''Film/PacificRim'', Newt and Gottlieb are red and blue respectively.
* ''Film/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'': Christine herself
is a Red both Oni compared to Dr. Manhattan.
** A better example might be that Rorschach is Red Oni and Nite Owl II is Blue Oni.
* Every ''Film/DieHard'' movie has one or more elements of this. John [=McClane=], the hot headed runner and gunner always goes up against a calculating intellectual BigBad.
colours considering she's both an amazing singer but understanding others as well. The first two movies also have a subplot involving [=McClane's=] "Red Oni" tactics budging up against the "Blue Oni" by-the-book style of the authority.
* A villainous example in ''Film/BigGame'': the BigBadDuumvirate has hot-headed, always furious Morris as Red and cold, detached, psychopathic Hazar as Blue.
* The Henke and Genji clans in ''Film/SukiyakiWesternDjango''.
* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'':
** The movies had the rivalry between Pyro and Iceman.
** Victor
Phantom is the red to Logan's blue in ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine''.
** In ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', Erik Lehnsherr is rather hot-headed while Charles Xavier is more level-headed. [[http://roashina.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/x-men-first-class-magazine.jpg ''Empire'' magazine even colour-coded the front covers of their May 2011 issue accordingly.]]
* ''Film/{{Underworld}}'' 'verse has raging werewolves versus cold, calculating vampires.
* ''Film/HardCoreLogo''
Red Oni, who displays much lust, flare and has the intense, impulsive Joe Dick most dramatic roles in the story. Raoul is the Blue Oni opposite to the Phantom, for he protects Christine without being obsessive or threatening.
** La Carlotta
and the quieter, more calculating, ambitious Billy Tallent.
* In ''Film/{{Serenity}}'', Mal is a red oni of the heroic type
Christine form this dynamic as well, in both personality and the Operative is a blue oni of the villainous type. Mal wears warm tones while the Operative dresses in blue.
* Ferris Bueller and Cameron Frye in ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff''.
singing style.



* ''Film/FightClub'': Tyler is impulsive and rash, whereas the Narrator is a calm and cool businessman. Their different personalities are, of course, all mixed-up in the heat of the fight.
* ''Film/TradingPlaces'' has Billy Ray Valentine and Louis Winthorpe III.
* The ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' movies have Marty [=McFly=] and Dr. Emmett "Doc" Brown. In [[Film/BackToTheFuture Part I]], he also played red oni to his father George's blue oni in 1955.
* ''Film/TopGun'' has the brash/hot-headed Maverick play Red Oni to the Blue Oni of his level-headed copilot Goose and their more by-the-book fellow pilot Iceman.
** Of course, Goose and Maverick's helmets are a subversion.



* Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne in ''Film/DumbAndDumber'', as illustrated by their {{Tacky Tuxedo}}s.
* ''Franchise/IndianaJones ''
** Indy is the red oni to his father Henry Sr.'s blue oni in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade''.
** In ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'', Jones is the blue oni to Mutt's red oni, with good reason: [[spoiler:Mutt is really his son.]]
** In ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'', Belloq is the blue oni to Indy's red oni. This ties into their preferred methods for acquiring artifacts. Indy is hands-on and collects them personally. Belloq hires other people to do the dirty work while he stands off to the side acting sophisticated.
* ''Film/OsmosisJones'' has this with a color inversion. Ozzy is the Red Oni and Drix is the Blue Oni. This is despite Ozzy being blue and Drix being red.
* It could be said that Buffalo Bill is the red oni to VillainProtagonist [[SilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal Lecter's]] blue oni.

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* Lloyd Christmas ''Film/PulpFiction'' [[ZigZaggingTrope zig zags this trope]] with Jules and Harry Dunne in ''Film/DumbAndDumber'', as illustrated by their {{Tacky Tuxedo}}s.
* ''Franchise/IndianaJones ''
** Indy
Vincent. On the surface, the former is hotheaded and the latter is calmer, if not outright aloof. As the film progresses, it's quite clear that Jules is the red oni to one with the more level head and that his father Henry Sr.'s blue oni in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade''."Bad Motherfucker" tendencies appear only when someone (usually Vincent) says or does something really stupid. Vincent, on the other hand, is a bumbler, needlessly starting a brief argument with the Wolf when presented with advice to solve [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace a problem he started]] and leaving dangerous stuff around for people to find [[spoiler: (Mia with the drugs, Butch with the sub-machine gun) ]].
** In ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'', Jones * ''Film/{{RedTails}}'': The primary character conflict is the blue oni to Mutt's red oni, with good reason: [[spoiler:Mutt is really his son.]]
** In ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'', Belloq is the blue oni to Indy's red oni. This ties into their preferred methods for acquiring artifacts. Indy is hands-on
between {{Hero}}/{{Lancer}} duo Easy and collects them personally. Belloq hires other people to do the dirty work while he stands off to the side acting sophisticated.
* ''Film/OsmosisJones'' has this with a color inversion. Ozzy is the Red Oni and Drix is the
Lightning. Blue Oni. This is despite Ozzy being blue and Drix being red.
Red respectively.
* It could be said that Buffalo Bill In ''Film/{{Rush2013}}'', the hardcharging partyboy James Hunt is the red oni to VillainProtagonist [[SilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal Lecter's]] his rival Niki Lauda's cool, cerebral blue oni.oni.
* ''Film/SadakoVsKayako'': Maybe not so apparent as ghosts (because let's face it, they both just want to kill people) but in life, Sadako from ''[[Literature/TheRing Ring]]'' was quiet and sad while Kayako from ''Film/{{Juon}}'' was enthusiastic and cheerful. Sadako as a ghost is also more fueled by a cold hatred of the world while Kayako is fueled by rage of what her husband did to her and her son. [[http://sadakaya-sousenkyo.jp/ The advertisements even play up these respective colours with the characters.]]



* Thor and Loki from ''Film/{{Thor}}'' and ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' are the epitome of this trope. Although, given their colour schemes, it's more like Red Oni, Green Oni.
** Another ''Avengers'' example would be Iron Man & Captain America. The brash and arrogant antics of the red-clad Iron Man really don't sit too well with the humble-natured and calm Captain America, who wears blue.
** In the regular ''Film/IronMan'' films, James Rhodes is the blue Oni to Tony's red. And, like Rogers, he is usually seen wearing blue.
** Another member of the Avengers who embodies both Onis is mild-mannered scientist Bruce Banner and his alter-ego the Hulk, who is literally a raging id.
** The two major [[SuperTeam Superhero Teams]] in the MCU (The Guardians of the Galaxy and the Avengers) can qualify as a Red Oni, Blue Oni dynamic. The Guardians are very cavalier and disorganized, while the Avengers are very orderly and mindful.
* In ''Film/WilliamShakespearesRomeoAndJuliet'', the Montegue men are Anglo guys in Hawaiian shirts who seem to be a bit more loose and rough. The Capulets are angrier, sharply-dressed Latinos.
* In the 2011 film ''Film/{{Warrior}}'': Tommy is red, Brendan is blue. Their gloves are color-coded for your convenience. %% This entry was added automatically by FELH2. In case the wording doesn't make sense, rewrite it as you like, remove this comment and tell this troper.
* ''Film/PulpFiction'' [[ZigZaggingTrope zig zags this trope]] with Jules and Vincent. On the surface, the former is hotheaded and the latter is calmer, if not outright aloof. As the film progresses, it's quite clear that Jules is the one with the more level head and that his "Bad Motherfucker" tendencies appear only when someone (usually Vincent) says or does something really stupid. Vincent, on the other hand, is a bumbler, needlessly starting a brief argument with the Wolf when presented with advice to solve [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace a problem he started]] and leaving dangerous stuff around for people to find [[spoiler: (Mia with the drugs, Butch with the sub-machine gun) ]].
* Creator/LaurelAndHardy: Usually, the harsh and boisterous Ollie is the red one, while the calm and submissive Stan is the blue one.
* ''Film/LethalWeapon'' has Riggs as the Red and Murtuagh as the Blue.
* The two burglars in ''Film/HomeAlone'': Harry is the blue oni and Marv the red oni.
* In ''Film/PacificRim'', Newt and Gottlieb are red and blue respectively.
* In ''[[Film/{{Rush2013}} Rush]]'', the hardcharging partyboy James Hunt is the red oni to his rival Niki Lauda's cool, cerebral blue oni.
* In ''Film/VivaMaria'', trigger-happy Bardot!Maria and cerebral Moreau!Maria.
* In ''Film/TheLegendOfFrenchieKing'', aggressive and impatient Maria versus calculating and relaxed Louise.
* In ''Film/BlondeInBlackLeather'', Claudia starts out as idealistic and naive, with Monica passing for cool and street-smart (they're also dressed in the respective colors). They switch roles as the movie goes on, with Claudia becoming savvier and more down-to-earth while Monica comes off as something of a manic-depressive.
* ''Maiko Haaaan!!!'' combines this with the traditional kabuki hero/villain colour schemes. The protagonist, Onizuka Kimihiko, is very excitable and is driven by his passions while the antagonist, Kiichiro Naito, is much more reserved and collected. [[TheAlcoholic Unless he's drunk]].
* The ''Sister Act'' films have an interesting example of RedOniBlueOni pairs. Deloris/Sister Mary Clarence and Sister Mary Patrick are Reds. Sister Mary Lazarus and Sister Mary Robert are Blues.

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* Thor and Loki from ''Film/{{Thor}}'' and ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' are the epitome of this trope. Although, given their colour schemes, it's more like Red Oni, Green Oni.
** Another ''Avengers'' example would be Iron Man & Captain America. The brash and arrogant antics
In ''Film/{{Serenity}}'', Mal is a red oni of the red-clad Iron Man really don't sit too well with the humble-natured and calm Captain America, who wears blue.
** In the regular ''Film/IronMan'' films, James Rhodes is the blue Oni to Tony's red. And, like Rogers, he is usually seen wearing blue.
** Another member of the Avengers who embodies both Onis is mild-mannered scientist Bruce Banner and his alter-ego the Hulk, who is literally a raging id.
** The two major [[SuperTeam Superhero Teams]] in the MCU (The Guardians of the Galaxy
heroic type and the Avengers) can qualify as Operative is a Red Oni, Blue Oni dynamic. The Guardians are very cavalier and disorganized, blue oni of the villainous type. Mal wears warm tones while the Avengers are very orderly and mindful.
* In ''Film/WilliamShakespearesRomeoAndJuliet'', the Montegue men are Anglo guys
Operative dresses in Hawaiian shirts who seem to be a bit more loose and rough. The Capulets are angrier, sharply-dressed Latinos.
blue.
* In the 2011 film ''Film/{{Warrior}}'': Tommy is red, Brendan is blue. Their gloves are color-coded for your convenience. %% This entry was added automatically by FELH2. In case the wording doesn't make sense, rewrite it as you like, remove this comment and tell this troper.
* ''Film/PulpFiction'' [[ZigZaggingTrope zig zags this trope]] with Jules and Vincent. On the surface, the former is hotheaded and the latter is calmer, if not outright aloof. As the film progresses, it's quite clear that Jules is the one with the more level head and that his "Bad Motherfucker" tendencies appear only when someone (usually Vincent) says or does something really stupid. Vincent, on the other hand, is a bumbler, needlessly starting a brief argument with the Wolf when presented with advice to solve [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace a problem he started]] and leaving dangerous stuff around for people to find [[spoiler: (Mia with the drugs, Butch with the sub-machine gun) ]].
* Creator/LaurelAndHardy: Usually, the harsh and boisterous Ollie is the red one, while the calm and submissive Stan is the blue one.
* ''Film/LethalWeapon'' has Riggs as the Red and Murtuagh as the Blue.
* The two burglars in ''Film/HomeAlone'': Harry is the blue oni and Marv the red oni.
* In ''Film/PacificRim'', Newt and Gottlieb are red and blue respectively.
* In ''[[Film/{{Rush2013}} Rush]]'', the hardcharging partyboy James Hunt
''Film/SilenceOfTheLambs'': Buffalo Bill is the red oni to his rival Niki Lauda's cool, cerebral Hannibal Lecter's blue oni.
* In ''Film/VivaMaria'', trigger-happy Bardot!Maria and cerebral Moreau!Maria.
* In ''Film/TheLegendOfFrenchieKing'', aggressive and impatient Maria versus calculating and relaxed Louise.
* In ''Film/BlondeInBlackLeather'', Claudia starts out as idealistic and naive, with Monica passing for cool and street-smart (they're also dressed in the respective colors). They switch roles as the movie goes on, with Claudia becoming savvier and more down-to-earth while Monica comes off as something of a manic-depressive.
* ''Maiko Haaaan!!!'' combines this with the traditional kabuki hero/villain colour schemes. The protagonist, Onizuka Kimihiko, is very excitable and is driven by his passions while the antagonist, Kiichiro Naito, is much more reserved and collected. [[TheAlcoholic Unless he's drunk]].
* The ''Sister Act'' films have an interesting example of RedOniBlueOni pairs. Deloris/Sister Mary Clarence and Sister Mary Patrick are Reds. Sister Mary Lazarus and Sister Mary Robert are Blues.
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* ''Film/TheManFromUNCLE2015'' has Napoleon Solo as the Blue Oni (a suave and analytical CIA operative) and Illya Kuryakin and the Red Oni (a hot-blooded KGB agent who often seems to be only just keeping his emotions in check). This is particularly noteworthy because it is an inversion of their Oni roles in the [[Series/TheManFromUNCLE original series on which the movie was based]] where Napoleon was the comparatively cheerful and easygoing American and Illya the coolly intellectual Russian.
* ''Film/VictorFrankenstein'': Victor is a man of unbridled passion while Igor is a man of moderation and reason.
* ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious'':
** The plot of ''Tokyo Drift'' can be summed up as "Two Red Onis fight, everyone else is a Blue Oni trying to stop them". That said, Sean does play a good Blue Oni to the impassioned, arrogant Red Oni DK.
** In the main timeline, Brian is the confident, out-there Red Oni running circles of fire around the careful, controlled Blue Oni Dom. This only describes their usual demeanors, however - Brian has his Blue moments from his former career in law enforcement, Dom can easily out-Red Brian with an angry and brutal NoHoldsBarredBeatdown whenever someone gets under his skin.

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* ''Film/TheManFromUNCLE2015'' The ''Sister Act'' films have an interesting example of RedOniBlueOni pairs. Deloris/Sister Mary Clarence and Sister Mary Patrick are Reds. Sister Mary Lazarus and Sister Mary Robert are Blues.
* ''Franchise/StarWars'' :
** The Sith and the Jedi fits this trope to a T. The Sith wield red lightsabers and are defined by their passions and their ambitions. While the Jedi typically wield blue or green lightsabers and are presented as more intellectual and steeped in tradition.
** On a more individual level, the master/apprentice relationship between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker during the prequel trilogy. Obi-Wan is the more cautious and thoughtful blue Jedi and Anakin, being younger and more ambitious, represents the passionate red. Of course, this speaks volumes about the paths the men choose by the end of the end of said trilogy.
** Later (or earlier, depending on how you look at it), the trope is played with by Han and Luke. They switch roles as CharacterDevelopment ensues: Luke starts out as the impulsive idealist to Han's world-weary cynic, while by the third film Luke is the disciplined and determined warrior and Han is the emotionally driven one.
** Franchise-wise, the prequel trilogy is the red oni to the original trilogy's blue oni.
** The iconic factions can be seen this way: The Rebel Alliance were the unprepared, unethical, luck-relying red oni to the militarized, orderly, and prim blue oni, Galactic Empire.
*** The same for the Clone Wars, The Separatist Droid Army were the red oni to the Galactic Republic's Clone Army blue oni.
** [[PolarOppositeTwins Luke and Leia are blue and red oni to one another]]. Luke is a calm, mild-mannered Jedi Knight while Leia is a quick-tempered, sharp-tongued political leader. This is especially apparent in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''. Interestingly, [[GenerationXerox they parallel their parents from the Prequel Trilogy]], with Luke taking after their mother Padme, while Leia takes after their father Anakin.
** R2-D2 and C-3PO can qualify. Artoo is very impulsive and reckless, while Threepio is very cautious and timid. Ironically, Artoo
has Napoleon Solo as a blue and white color scheme, while Threepio has a gold color scheme but does get a red arm in ''Film/TheForceAwakens''.
** ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' features some Red Oni/Blue Oni pairings.
*** [[DefectorFromDecadence Finn]] plays
the Blue Oni (a suave to Poe Dameron's Red, and analytical CIA operative) and Illya Kuryakin and afterwards, the Red Oni (a hot-blooded KGB agent to Rey's Blue Oni.
*** Among the villains from The First Order, Kylo Ren, the emotionally unstable Dark Side enforcer, plays Red Oni to General Hux's Blue Oni,
who often seems to be only just keeping has better control over his emotions in check). This is particularly noteworthy because it is an inversion of their Oni roles in despite being impulsive himself.
*** Among
the [[Series/TheManFromUNCLE original series on which current Sith, Kylo Ren as usual remains the movie was based]] where Napoleon was the comparatively cheerful desperate and easygoing American and Illya the coolly intellectual Russian.
* ''Film/VictorFrankenstein'': Victor is a man of unbridled passion while Igor is a man of moderation and reason.
* ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious'':
** The plot of ''Tokyo Drift'' can be summed up as "Two Red Onis fight, everyone else is a Blue Oni trying to stop them". That said, Sean does play a good Blue Oni to the impassioned, arrogant
pleading Red Oni DK.
** In the main timeline, Brian is the confident, out-there Red Oni running circles of fire around the careful, controlled
to his master Supreme Leader Snoke's calm and calculating Blue Oni Dom. This Oni, who only describes their usual demeanors, however - Brian has his Blue moments from his former career in law enforcement, Dom can easily out-Red Brian with an angry got frustrated once during the entire film.
* The Henke
and brutal NoHoldsBarredBeatdown whenever someone gets under his skin.Genji clans in ''Film/SukiyakiWesternDjango''.



* ''Film/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'': Christine herself is both Oni colours considering she's both an amazing singer but understanding others as well. The Phantom is the Red Oni, who displays much lust, flare and has the most dramatic roles in the story. Raoul is the Blue Oni opposite to the Phantom, for he protects Christine without being obsessive or threatening.
** La Carlotta and Christine form this dynamic as well, in both personality and singing style.

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* ''Film/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'': Christine herself is both Oni colours considering she's both an amazing singer but understanding others as well. The Phantom is the Red Oni, who displays much lust, flare and ''Film/TopGun'' has the most dramatic roles in the story. Raoul is brash/hot-headed Maverick play Red Oni to the Blue Oni opposite to of his level-headed copilot Goose and their more by-the-book fellow pilot Iceman.
** Of course, Goose and Maverick's helmets are a subversion.
* ''Film/TradingPlaces'' has Billy Ray Valentine and Louis Winthorpe III.
* ''Film/{{Underworld}}'' 'verse has raging werewolves versus cold, calculating vampires.
* ''Film/VictorFrankenstein'': Victor is a man of unbridled passion while Igor is a man of moderation and reason.
* In ''Film/VivaMaria'', trigger-happy Bardot!Maria and cerebral Moreau!Maria.
* In
the Phantom, 2011 film ''Film/{{Warrior}}'': Tommy is red, Brendan is blue. Their gloves are color-coded for he protects Christine without being obsessive or threatening.
** La Carlotta and Christine form
your convenience. %% This entry was added automatically by FELH2. In case the wording doesn't make sense, rewrite it as you like, remove this dynamic as well, in both personality comment and singing style.tell this troper.
* From ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'', Rorschach/The Comedian/Ozymandias to Dr. Manhattan. Actually, ''everybody'' is a Red Oni compared to Dr. Manhattan.
** A better example might be that Rorschach is Red Oni and Nite Owl II is Blue Oni.
* In ''Film/WilliamShakespearesRomeoAndJuliet'', the Montegue men are Anglo guys in Hawaiian shirts who seem to be a bit more loose and rough. The Capulets are angrier, sharply-dressed Latinos.
* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'':
** The movies had the rivalry between Pyro and Iceman.
** Victor is the red to Logan's blue in ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine''.
** In ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', Erik Lehnsherr is rather hot-headed while Charles Xavier is more level-headed. [[http://roashina.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/x-men-first-class-magazine.jpg ''Empire'' magazine even colour-coded the front covers of their May 2011 issue accordingly.]]
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*** Among the current Sith, Kylo Ren as usual remains the desperate and pleading Red Oni to his master Supreme Leader Snoke's calm and calculating Blue Oni, who only got frustrated once during the entire film.
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** La Carlotta and Christine form this dynamic as well, in both personality and singing style.
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* ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'': Lilo (red) and Nani (blue). They are both sisters, which helps this trope. Lilo is more adventurous, outgoing, and more reckless while Nani is more cautious, strict, and very protective of Lilo. Also Lilo wears a red muumuu while Nani wears a light blue shirt

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* ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'': Lilo (red) and Nani (blue). They are both sisters, which helps this trope. Lilo is more adventurous, outgoing, and more reckless while Nani is more cautious, strict, and very protective of Lilo. Also Lilo wears a red muumuu while Nani wears a light blue shirtshirt.
*** Though Lilo can be seen as the blue, to Stitch's red thus reverting this trope once more.
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* ''Film/TheThreeStooges'': The [[TheBully short-tempered, harsh]] Moe, and [[ManChild naive, energetic]] Curly (Red Onis); the [[OnlySaneMan relatively sane and reasonable]] Larry, and [[TheSlacker lazy, easy-going]] Shemp (Blue Onis)
** In real life, however, the roles were perfectly reversed, with Larry and Shemp being the Red Onis to Moe and Curly's Blue Onis.
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* The two burglars in [[HomeAlone Home Alone]]: Harry is the blue oni and Marv the red oni.

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* The two burglars in [[HomeAlone Home Alone]]: ''Film/HomeAlone'': Harry is the blue oni and Marv the red oni.
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* ''Film/XMen'':

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* Creator/LaurelAndHardy: Usually, the harsh and boisterous Ollie is the red one, while the calm and submissive Stan is the blue one.
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