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23rd Jul '16 9:09:56 PM DraceEmpressa
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*** Each generation of Dex Holder in ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' will at least contain a pair of this dynamic with one guy as an exception. Other than Red/Blue, they also have HotBlooded Gold and aloof Silver, color-inverted with CampStraight Ruby and WildChild Sapphire, but the Sinnoh Trio is the most accurate example of FreudianTrio. Then Black is the one obssessed with fighting, when White prefers to run her agency Then comes the emotion-driven Whi-Two and analytical Lack-two. Lastly, ambitious Y and passive X.


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** Darmanitan also plays this trope to itself. In normal condition, it is a red colored , angry-looking mixture of FragileSpeedster and physical-attacking GlassCannon. Then if its HP drops below half, it turned into Zen Mode, where it becomes a blue-colored emotionless special-attacking MightyGlacier.
20th Jul '16 12:41:20 AM shonengirl
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** [[TheHero Red]] and [[TheRival Blue]] from ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue''. Ironically, Red is the Blue (silent and serious) and Blue is the Red (pretentious and snooty). [[HeroicMime From what we can tell about Red anyway]]. Inverted in the manga ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'', in which Red is the HotBlooded Red Oni and Blue is TheStoic Blue Oni.

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** [[TheHero Red]] and [[TheRival Blue]] from ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue''. ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'' (and ''Yellow''). Ironically, Red is the Blue (silent and serious) and Blue is the Red (pretentious (arrogant and snooty). impatient). [[HeroicMime From what we can tell about Red anyway]].anyway, from his second generation appearance at least]]. Inverted in the manga ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'', in which Red is the HotBlooded Red Oni and Blue is TheStoic Blue Oni.



** [[WellIntentionedExtremist Maxie and Archie]] from ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire''. Ironically, while exactly which is which tends to vary a bit depending on the medium, generally quiet and scheming Maxie (the leader of red-themed Team Magma) pulls Blue Oni duty while his wilder Team Aqua counterpart Archie plays the role of Red Oni.

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** [[WellIntentionedExtremist Maxie and Archie]] from ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire''. Ironically, while exactly which is which tends to vary a bit depending on the medium, generally quiet and scheming Maxie (the leader of red-themed Team Magma) pulls Blue Oni duty while his wilder Team Aqua counterpart Archie plays the role of Red Oni. This is upped in the remakes, where Team Magma has a very scientific and orderly aesthetic, and Maxie sports a pair of spectacles and a thin body frame, while Team Aqua is pirate-themed, full of goofier members, and Archie has a design that really gets across the fact he's a BoisterousBruiser. However, Maxie seems to have the worse temper of the two.



*** This is exemplified by Flint (hot headed, red afro sporting fire user) and Volkner (collected, blue wearing electric trainer), both are laid down as friends in the games while ''Platinum'' delves into the comparisons on a deeper level with humerous effect where the two are battled together and also communicate with the player at certain points.

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*** This is exemplified by Flint (hot headed, red afro sporting fire user) and Volkner (collected, blue wearing electric trainer), both are laid down as friends in the games while ''Platinum'' delves into the comparisons on a deeper level with humerous effect humorous effect, where the two are battled together and also communicate with the player at certain points.



*** Inverted with the Totodile family (red) and the Cyndaquil family (blue) with the Chikorita family in the middle.
*** The Mudkip family (red) and the Treeko family (blue) with the Torchic family in the middle. This is more visible in the final stage of evolution.

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*** Inverted with the The Totodile family (red) and the Cyndaquil token defence-oriented Chikorita family (blue) with the Chikorita Cyndaquil family in the middle.
*** The Mudkip family (red) and the Treeko Treecko family (blue) with the Torchic family in the middle. This is more visible in the final stage of evolution.



** Many cute and cheerful Pokemon like Pikachu, Jigglypuff, Pichu or Squirtle and powerfull and brutal Pokemon like Charizard can be classified as Red to calm and tactical Pokemon like Mewtwo, Lucario and Greninja as Blue. [[PlayingWithFire Charizard]] and [[MakingASplash Greninja]] in particular. Where Ivysaur belongs is ambiguous, however.

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** Many cute and cheerful Pokemon like Pikachu, Jigglypuff, Pichu or Squirtle and powerfull powerful and brutal Pokemon like Charizard can be classified as Red to calm and tactical Pokemon like Mewtwo, Lucario and Greninja as Blue. [[PlayingWithFire Charizard]] and [[MakingASplash Greninja]] in particular. Where Ivysaur belongs is ambiguous, however.



** [[VideoGame/KidIcarus Pit and Dark Pit]] bring with them their [[Manga/DragonBall Goku-and-Vegeta-like]] dynamic from Uprising, with the hotblooded {{Keet}} Pit and the snarky, aloof Dark Pit, respectively White and Black.

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** [[VideoGame/KidIcarus Pit and Dark Pit]] bring with them their [[Manga/DragonBall Goku-and-Vegeta-like]] dynamic from Uprising, ''Kid Icarus Uprising'', with the hotblooded {{Keet}} Pit and the snarky, aloof Dark Pit, respectively White and Black.Black; though do note, Pit is the one with blue eyes, Dark Pit is the one with red eyes.



** [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Male Robin]] is more calm and relaxed than Female Robin, who is here portrayed as more sassy and spirited; even in their home game the male is often calmer than the more [[TheGadfly troll-like]] female. Coincidentally, F!Robin tends to have warm colors as her palette swaps, while M!Robin wears cool colors. Inverted with Chrom, who appears in their final smashes; despite wearing blue he is TheMcCoy to Robin's Kirk and Lucina's Spock in Awakening, and in Smash is noticeably loud and passionate in his battle cries. The effect can be increased with Robin's red alternate costume.

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** [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Male Robin]] is more calm and relaxed than Female Robin, who is here portrayed as more sassy and spirited; even in their home game the male is often calmer than the more [[TheGadfly troll-like]] female. Coincidentally, F!Robin tends to have warm colors as her palette swaps, while M!Robin wears cool colors. Inverted with Chrom, who appears in their final smashes; despite wearing blue he is TheMcCoy to Robin's Kirk and Lucina's Spock in Awakening, ''Awakening'', and in Smash is noticeably loud and passionate in his battle cries. The effect can be increased with Robin's F!Robin's red alternate costume.
15th Jul '16 2:06:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[IdiotHero Heart]] [[LoveFreak Aino]] {red} and [[TheStoic Saki]] Tsuruya {blue} from ''VideoGame/ArcanaHeart''. They even have [[RedHeadedHero red]] and [[ShyBlueHairedGirl blue]] hair, respectively. And in ''Arcana Heart 3'' there is violently unstable Scharlachrot ('Scarlet Red' in German) and outwardly near-robotic Weiss ('White').

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* [[IdiotHero Heart]] [[LoveFreak Aino]] {red} and [[TheStoic Saki]] Tsuruya {blue} from ''VideoGame/ArcanaHeart''. They even have [[RedHeadedHero [[FieryRedhead red]] and [[ShyBlueHairedGirl blue]] hair, respectively. And in ''Arcana Heart 3'' there is violently unstable Scharlachrot ('Scarlet Red' in German) and outwardly near-robotic Weiss ('White').
14th Jul '16 6:03:30 AM Morgenthaler
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** Most games give you two near-identical horse-mounted knights at the beginning of the game: one will wear red armor, have an outgoing/reckless personality, and have more Defense and Attack power, while the other wears green, behaves modestly, and specializes in speed and accuracy. It fits the trope better once you remember that the Japanese, like many other cultures, don't fully distinguish between green and blue. ''Blazing Sword'' goes and inverts it - Sain, ChivalrousPervert, is in green and Kent, his superior in both rank and self-control, is in red. Another inversion in ''Blazing Sword'' occurs with two of the main lords: [[HotBlooded brash]], [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue-haired]] Hector and [[TheWisePrince calm, formal]] [[RedHeadedHero red-head]] Eliwood.

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** Most games give you two near-identical horse-mounted knights at the beginning of the game: one will wear red armor, have an outgoing/reckless personality, and have more Defense and Attack power, while the other wears green, behaves modestly, and specializes in speed and accuracy. It fits the trope better once you remember that the Japanese, like many other cultures, don't fully distinguish between green and blue. ''Blazing Sword'' goes and inverts it - Sain, ChivalrousPervert, is in green and Kent, his superior in both rank and self-control, is in red. Another inversion in ''Blazing Sword'' occurs with two of the main lords: [[HotBlooded brash]], [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue-haired]] Hector and [[TheWisePrince calm, formal]] [[RedHeadedHero red-head]] red-head Eliwood.
1st Jul '16 5:36:24 PM AssassinAltair
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** Further evidence proves that Templars have a lot more freedom to kill whoever they like, while Assassins would be desynchronized for doing so. The exercise of mass murder and controlled killing really defines the two factions in the best way.
29th Jun '16 12:13:25 AM shonengirl
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*** Chespin family (red) and Froakie family (blue) with the Fennekin family in the middle. This is more visible in the final stage of evolution, based on the classic RPG classes of Fighter, Mage, and Thief/Ninja respectively.

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*** Chespin family (red) and Froakie family (blue) with the Fennekin family in the middle. This is more visible in the final stage of evolution, based on the classic RPG classes of Fighter, Mage, Thief/Ninja, and Thief/Ninja Mage respectively.



*** In ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'', the animalistic, wild, somewhat slow Charizard is the Red Oni to the nimble, swift Greninja's Blue.

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*** In ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'', the animalistic, wild, somewhat slow slow Charizard is the Red Oni to the nimble, swift Greninja's Blue.
29th Jun '16 12:11:32 AM shonengirl
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** Even though they never appeared in a ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' game together, the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' incarnations of Marth and Roy are portrayed this way on the crossover series. The red-haired Roy's voice clips consist mainly of loud, passionate grunts and {{Kiai}} screams, and as a fighter, his raw power and speed is probably his greatest asset, and in the fourth game, his sweet spot is near the base of his sword, making him best in extremely close-range combat. The blue-haired Marth, on the other hand, speaks in a breathy, almost whisper-like tone, and he relies more heavily on grace and finesse than brute strength, with a strategy mainly based around hitting opponents with the tip of his sword and therefore requiring players to space him properly for maximum feedback.

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** Even though they never appeared in a ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' game together, the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' incarnations of Marth and Roy are portrayed this way on the crossover series. The red-haired Roy's voice clips consist mainly of loud, passionate grunts and {{Kiai}} screams, and as a fighter, his raw power and speed is probably his greatest asset, and in the fourth game, his sweet spot is near the base of his sword, making him best in extremely close-range combat. The blue-haired Marth, on the other hand, speaks in a breathy, almost whisper-like tone, and he relies more heavily on grace and finesse than brute strength, with a strategy mainly based around hitting opponents with the tip of his sword and therefore requiring players to space him properly for maximum feedback. This only really applies when one disregards their win quotes, however, where Roy has lines fitting for his status as a Blue Oni in canon, and in fact Marth sounds more emotional.



** Ganondorf, the resident BigBad, is represented by the color red -- the color of Din, Goddess of Power, whose portion of the Triforce he wields. The color of Nayru, Goddess of Wisdom, is blue and synonymous with her acolyte, the wise, kind, serene Princess Zelda. Link is also the Red Oni to Zelda's Blue Oni.

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** Ganondorf, the resident BigBad, is represented by the color red -- the color of Din, Goddess of Power, whose portion of the Triforce he wields. The color of Nayru, Goddess of Wisdom, is blue and synonymous with her acolyte, the wise, kind, serene Princess Zelda. Link is also associated with Faore, the Red Oni to Zelda's Blue Oni.green goddess of courage, sitting in the middle of the two.



** Red and Blue from ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue''. Ironically, Red is the Blue (silent and serious) and Blue is the Red (pretentious and snooty). Inverted in the manga ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'', in which Red is the HotBlooded Red Oni and Blue is TheStoic Blue Oni.

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** Red [[TheHero Red]] and Blue [[TheRival Blue]] from ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue''. Ironically, Red is the Blue (silent and serious) and Blue is the Red (pretentious and snooty). [[HeroicMime From what we can tell about Red anyway]]. Inverted in the manga ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'', in which Red is the HotBlooded Red Oni and Blue is TheStoic Blue Oni.



*** Arceus and Giratina. Arceus represents God and in ''VideoGame/PokemonConquest'', one of the rare times in the games where you see it, it communicates telepathically with the player and is calm and cool. While Giratina is considered one of the most evil Pokemon there is, and is stated to represent TheDevil.

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*** Arceus and Giratina. Arceus represents God and in ''VideoGame/PokemonConquest'', one of the rare times in the games where you see it, it communicates telepathically with the player and is calm and cool. While Giratina is considered one of the most evil Pokemon there is, and is stated widely thought to represent TheDevil.



*** Inverted with the Mudkip family (red) and the Torchic family (blue) with the Treecko family in the middle. This is more visible in the final stage of evolution.

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*** Inverted with the The Mudkip family (red) and the Torchic Treeko family (blue) with the Treecko Torchic family in the middle. This is more visible in the final stage of evolution.



*** Chespin family (red) and Froakie family (blue) with Fennekin family in the middle. This is more visible in the final stage of evolution.
*** In ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'', Charizard is the Red Oni to Greninja's Blue.

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*** Chespin family (red) and Froakie family (blue) with the Fennekin family in the middle. This is more visible in the final stage of evolution.
evolution, based on the classic RPG classes of Fighter, Mage, and Thief/Ninja respectively.
*** Inverted with Popplio (red) and Litten (Blue), with Rowlet in the middle.
*** In ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'', the animalistic, wild, somewhat slow Charizard is the Red Oni to the nimble, swift Greninja's Blue.
24th Jun '16 7:27:21 PM MyFinalEdits
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* Though they've been around for decades before its time, the storyline of the ''VideoGame/{{Epic Mickey}}'' games gives this trope to Mickey Mouse and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. Written to portray the two as long-lost brothers, Mickey is - of course - the happy Red Oni who's always looking on the bright side of life. And it's through his foolishness and curiosity that the story takes off. His older "brother" Oswald - donned with appropriately-colored shorts - is the Blue Oni who is bitter and solemn due to the traumas of his past. In the first game, his character is shrouded in mystery for quite some time, and the people of his kingdom seem to both admire and fear him. [[spoiler:By the second game, the two have developed a strong friendship and are massively protective of each other]].

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* Though they've been around for decades before its time, the storyline of the ''VideoGame/{{Epic Mickey}}'' ''VideoGame/EpicMickey'' games gives this trope to Mickey Mouse and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. Written to portray the two as long-lost brothers, Mickey is - of course - the happy Red Oni who's always looking on the bright side of life. And it's through his foolishness and curiosity that the story takes off. His older "brother" Oswald - donned with appropriately-colored shorts - is the Blue Oni who is bitter and solemn due to the traumas of his past. In the first game, his character is shrouded in mystery for quite some time, and the people of his kingdom seem to both admire and fear him. [[spoiler:By the second game, the two have developed a strong friendship and are massively protective of each other]].
24th Jun '16 4:53:17 PM FaithFirefly
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* Though they've been around for decades before its time, the storyline of the ''VideoGame/{{Epic Mickey}}'' games gives this trope to Mickey Mouse and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. Written to portray the two as long-lost brothers, Mickey is - of course - the happy Red Oni who's always looking on the bright side of life. And it's through his foolishness and curiosity that the story takes off. His older "brother" Oswald - donned with appropriately-colored shorts - is the Blue Oni who is bitter and solemn due to the traumas of his past. In the first game, his character is shrouded in mystery for quite some time, and the people of his kingdom seem to both admire and fear him. [[spoiler:By the second game, the two have developed a strong friendship and are massively protective of each other]].
14th Jun '16 4:54:04 AM Adept
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* ''KingdomHearts'':
** TheChosenOne Sora and [[spoiler:MissedTheCall]] RivalTurnedEvil Riku from ''KingdomHearts'' definitely have this mechanic at work. This is especially blatant in ''Chain of Memories'', where Sora and Riku have red- and blue-tinted title artwork. Not to mention their outfits in [=KH3D=], with Sora wearing red and black, and Riku wearing blue and white. Sora himself is also the blue to Kairi's red, though mainly in the first game, when Kairi was very tomboyish.
** Donald and Goofy are red and blue, respectively, with Sora in-between.
** Axel and Saix play this as straight as can be in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2'', complete with the hair colors to match. And now cement this trope through and through [[spoiler: in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'' ]]

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* ''KingdomHearts'':
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** TheChosenOne TheProtagonist Sora and [[spoiler:MissedTheCall]] RivalTurnedEvil his [[TheRival rival]] Riku from ''KingdomHearts'' definitely have this mechanic at work. This is especially blatant in ''Chain of Memories'', where Sora and Riku have red- and blue-tinted title artwork. Not to mention their outfits in [=KH3D=], with Sora wearing respectively represents the red and black, blue oni. Sora is cheerful and reckless, bordering on being an IdiotHero. Riku wearing blue is calm, thoughtful and white. Sora himself is also the blue to Kairi's red, though mainly in the first game, when Kairi was very tomboyish.
** Donald and Goofy are red and blue, respectively, with Sora in-between.
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** Axel and Saix play this as straight as can be in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2'', Saix, complete with the hair colors to match. And now cement this trope through The former is a hot-headed and through [[spoiler: flashy [[PlayingWithFire fire user]], while the latter behaves in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'' ]]a cold and efficient manner. This extends to their original personas, Lea and Isa: whereas a young Lea is impulsive and extroverted, hisf friend is much more organised, quiet and mature.



** Larxene and Marluxia from ''VideoGame/ChainOfMemories'' Larxene's sadistic and unforgivable personality (Red) contrasts highly with Marluxia's serene and cunning nature (Blue).
** An evil variant occurs with the BigBad Master Xehanort and TheDragon, Vanitas. Master Xehanort is the blue; Vanitas is the red.

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** Larxene and Marluxia from ''VideoGame/ChainOfMemories'' ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories'' Larxene's sadistic and unforgivable personality (Red) contrasts highly with Marluxia's serene and cunning nature (Blue).
** An evil variant occurs with the BigBad Master Xehanort and TheDragon, Vanitas. Master Xehanort is the blue; Vanitas is the red.
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* Played straight in ''GunstarHeroes'' and ''Gunstar Super Heores'', to the point where, in addition to having personalities entirely constructed on this trope, the dual protagonists are ''named'' Red and Blue.

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* %%* Played straight in ''GunstarHeroes'' ''VideoGame/GunstarHeroes'' and ''Gunstar Super Heores'', to the point where, in addition to having personalities entirely constructed on this trope, the dual protagonists are ''named'' Red and Blue.
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