History WesternAnimation / RainbowBrite

28th May '16 8:14:46 PM TheHolotome
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* ActionizedSequel: It definitely has more action scenes and explicit comedy than the original series
* AdaptationalBadass: Rainbow Brite, Stormy, and other kids have definitely more active control of their powers and they show it.
* AdaptationNameChange: Apparently Twink is now "Mister Glitters".

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* ActionizedSequel: It definitely has more action scenes and explicit comedy than the original series
series.
* AdaptationalBadass: Rainbow Brite, Stormy, and the other kids Color Kids have definitely more active control of their powers powers, and they show it.
* AdaptationNameChange: Apparently Apparently, Twink is now "Mister Glitters".[[labelnote:*]]likely due to the negative connotations of the word twink nowadays.[[/labelnote]]



* BecauseDestinySaysSo: In the reboot, Rainbow believes that Brian came to Rainbowland for a reason.

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* BecauseDestinySaysSo: In the reboot, Rainbow believes that Brian came to Rainbowland for a reason. Her belief is later validated when she correctly pieces together [[spoiler:that Brian is the son of the Spectra Warrior Krys, and in turn is a Sentinel of Light like herself and Stormy.]]



** The Star Sprinkle Rainbow Brite gives Brian early on in ''"Cloudy with a Chance of Gloom"'' is what ends up allowing Brian to save her later in the episode.
** When Lurky picks up Brian's hamster, something falls off his head. It turns out to be the RingOfPower that the bad guys had come to Earth for.
* EverythingsBetterWithSparkles: the first series had its share of sparkles but this cranks it to 9.

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** The Star Sprinkle Rainbow Brite gives Brian early on in ''"Cloudy with a Chance of Gloom"'' is what ends up allowing Brian to save himself and later on her later in the episode.
** When Lurky picks up Brian's hamster, something falls off his head. It turns out to be the RingOfPower [[RingOfPower Ring of Hallow Light]] that the bad guys had come to Earth for.
* EverythingsBetterWithSparkles: the The first series had its share of sparkles but this cranks it to 9.



* FurryReminder: Starlite (who acts far more human than his original incarnation) struggle to open a door with his hooves, only to remember that he's a horse and kick it open instead.

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* FurryReminder: Starlite (who acts far more human than his original incarnation) struggle struggles to open a door with his hooves, only to remember that he's a horse and kick it open instead.



* HalfHumanHybrid: [[spoiler:Brian is the son of a warrior of Spectra.]]
* HandBlast
* HenshinHero: [[spoiler:Sentential of Light Unseen.]]
* InvisibleToNormals: In the reboot, it's made explicitly clear that normal humans aren't be able to see Rainbow, yet Brian is somehow able to see her.
* LegacyCharacter: [[spoiler:Sentential of Light Unseen for Chrys.]]

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* HalfHumanHybrid: [[spoiler:Brian is the son of son, Krys, a warrior of Spectra.]]
* HandBlast
* HenshinHero: [[spoiler:Sentential
HandBlast: Most of the characters that fight do this, including Rainbow Brite when she isn't fighting. [[spoiler:Brian, too, when he puts on the Ring of Hallow Light and becomes the Sentinel of Light Unseen.]]
* HenshinHero: [[spoiler:Brian as the Sentinel of Light Unseen.]]
* InvisibleToNormals: In the reboot, it's made explicitly clear that normal humans aren't be able to see Rainbow, yet Brian is somehow able to see her.
her[[spoiler:, which become Rainbow's first clue that Brian is half Spectra on his father's side]].
* LegacyCharacter: [[spoiler:Sentential [[spoiler:Brian as the Sentinel of Light Unseen for Chrys.for his father, Krys.]]



** Brian's motorcycle resembles On-X i.e. black with red trim.
* NotQuiteFlight: Rinabow and Stormy ride on discs of rainbows and clouds respectively.

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** The motorcycle Brian's motorcycle given resembles On-X On-X, i.e. , black with red trim.
* NotQuiteFlight: Rinabow Rainbow and Stormy ride on discs of rainbows and clouds respectively.



* ParentalBonus: Knowledge of optics and meteorology help understand the setting and jokes. Causes FridgeBrilliance as light is just ''part'' of the electormagnetic spectrum.
* RaceLift: Played with Shy Violet has an epicanthic eyefold and general character styles make Indigo AmbiguouslyBrown instead of (East) Indian.

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* ParentalBonus: Knowledge of optics and meteorology can help viewers to understand the setting and some of the jokes. Causes FridgeBrilliance This causes some FridgeBrilliance, as light is just ''part'' of the electormagnetic electromagnetic spectrum.
* RaceLift: Played with with; Shy Violet has an epicanthic eyefold and general character styles make Indigo AmbiguouslyBrown instead of (East) Indian.



* TookALevelInBadass: several characters.

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* TookALevelInBadass: several Several characters.



* SteamPunk: the Color Castle and Console, though it's mainframe and central pillar are still CrystalSpiresAndTogas.

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* TransformationTrinket: [[spoiler:The Ring of Hallow Light, which allows Brian to transform into the Sentinel of Light Unseen, complete with cool space armor with high-tech helmet.]]
* SteamPunk: the The Color Castle and Console, though it's mainframe and central pillar are still CrystalSpiresAndTogas.



* TheStarscream: In the reboot, Murky tries to rewire the Color Canon and [[spoiler:turn it into a MindControlDevice in order to take control of Rainbowl Land himself]], but fails.
* WaveMotionGun: The Color Console
* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: averted.

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* TheStarscream: In the reboot, Murky tries to rewire the Color Canon Cannon and [[spoiler:turn it into a MindControlDevice in order to take control of Rainbowl Land himself]], but fails.
* WaveMotionGun: The Color Console
Cannon.
* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: averted.Averted.



-->'''Dark Princess:''' Just grab him.
-->''Drops stuff.''

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-->'''Dark Princess:''' Eh, no funny stuff. Just grab him.
-->''Drops stuff.''-->'''Lurky:''' ''Drops gadgets on top of Murky'' Awww.
19th Apr '16 9:32:46 PM Pichu-kun
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!!Tropes:

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!!Tropes:!!This cartoon contains examples of:



* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: In "The Beginning of Rainbowland" Wisp tells Twink "You can make it if you believe you can. Believe Twink! Try and believe!"

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* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: In "The Beginning of Rainbowland" Rainbow Land" Wisp tells Twink "You can make it if you believe you can. Believe Twink! Try and believe!"



* CoolHorse: Starlite certainly thinks he is. Actually, every horse in the show is a CoolHorse.
** Ask any girl who watched this while she was growing up, and she will insist that Starlite is the Most Magnificent Horse in the Universe.

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* CoolHorse: CoolHorse:
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Starlite certainly thinks he is. Actually, every horse in the show is a CoolHorse.
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CoolHorse. Ask any girl who watched this while she was growing up, and she will insist that Starlite is the Most Magnificent Horse in the Universe.



* CosmicKeystone: The Sphere of Light.

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* CosmicKeystone: CosmicKeystone:
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The Sphere of Light.



* CrapsackWorld: Rainbowland before Wisp arrived.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Sure, TheMovie starts with a nice and cheerful song about spring and waking up and being energetic and the first 15 minutes or so go on just like any other ''Rainbow Brite'' episode... and then the robot horse arrives and the cheerfulness goes right out the window, not to be seen until the very end.
** There's also ''"The Beginning of Rainbowland Part 1 and 2"'' which showed that Rainbowland had been a DeathWorld before Wisp brought color into it.

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* CrapsackWorld: Rainbowland Rainbow Land before Wisp arrived.
* DarkerAndEdgier: DarkerAndEdgier:
**
Sure, TheMovie starts with a nice and cheerful song about spring and waking up and being energetic and the first 15 minutes or so go on just like any other ''Rainbow Brite'' episode... and then the robot horse arrives and the cheerfulness goes right out the window, not to be seen until the very end.
** There's also ''"The Beginning of Rainbowland Part 1 and 2"'' which showed that Rainbowland Rainbow Land had been a DeathWorld before Wisp brought color into it.



* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Stormy, after spending a little time on the darkside]].

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* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Stormy, Stormy]], after spending a little time on the darkside]].darkside.



* ParentalBonus: The name of Color Kid [[GoneWithTheWind Red Butler]], Murky mixing a potion in a cocktail shaker and pouring it into a martini glass, etc. Double as LateToThePunchline moments for some viewers.

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* ParentalBonus: The name of Color Kid [[GoneWithTheWind [[Literature/GoneWithTheWind Red Butler]], Murky mixing a potion in a cocktail shaker and pouring it into a martini glass, etc. Double as LateToThePunchline moments for some viewers.



* TokenMinority: Indigo is [[AmbiguouslyBrown East Indian]].

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* TokenMinority: Indigo is [[AmbiguouslyBrown East Indian]].Indian.



* ActionizedSequel: definitely more action scenes and explicit comedy than the original series

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* ActionizedSequel: It definitely has more action scenes and explicit comedy than the original series



* ChekhovsGun: The Star Sprinkle Rainbow Brite gives Brian early on in ''"Cloudy with a Chance of Gloom"'' is what ends up allowing Brian to save her later in the episode.

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* ChekhovsGun: ChekhovsGun:
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The Star Sprinkle Rainbow Brite gives Brian early on in ''"Cloudy with a Chance of Gloom"'' is what ends up allowing Brian to save her later in the episode.



* [[spoiler: HenshinHero: Sentential of Light Unseen.]]

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* [[spoiler: HenshinHero: Sentential [[spoiler:Sentential of Light Unseen.]]



* [[spoiler: LegacyCharacter: Sentential of Light Unseen for Chrys.]]
* MythologyGag: several.

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* [[spoiler: LegacyCharacter: Sentential [[spoiler:Sentential of Light Unseen for Chrys.]]
* MythologyGag: several.



* ParentalBonus: knowledge of optics and meteorology help understand the setting and jokes.
** FridgeBrilliance: Light is just ''part'' of the electormagnetic spectrum.
* RaceLift: played with Shy Violet has an epicanthic eyefold and general character styles make Indigo AmbiguouslyBrown instead of (East) Indian.

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* ParentalBonus: knowledge Knowledge of optics and meteorology help understand the setting and jokes.
** FridgeBrilliance: Light
jokes. Causes FridgeBrilliance as light is just ''part'' of the electormagnetic spectrum.
* RaceLift: played Played with Shy Violet has an epicanthic eyefold and general character styles make Indigo AmbiguouslyBrown instead of (East) Indian.



* [[spoiler: TheStarscream: In the reboot, Murky tries to rewire the Color Canon and turn it into a MindControlDevice in order to take control of Rainbowland himself, but fails]].
* WaveMotionGun: the Color Console

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* [[spoiler: TheStarscream: In the reboot, Murky tries to rewire the Color Canon and turn [[spoiler:turn it into a MindControlDevice in order to take control of Rainbowland himself, Rainbowl Land himself]], but fails]].
fails.
* WaveMotionGun: the The Color Console
3rd Apr '16 9:32:25 PM MHarrington
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* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Murky and Lurky.
21st Mar '16 7:41:51 AM longWriter
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* VileVillainLaughableLackey: It's often hard to take Murky Dismal seriously, even if he is Rainbow Brite's nemesis through the series. In the premiere, he was working for an evil sorcerer only known as "The Evil One", and while this setup lasted, Murky and The Evil One had this dynamic. After The Evil One's death and [[DragonAscendant Murky's promotion to Big Bad status]], Murky's idiotic assistant Lurky is even harder to take seriously than Murky, so he ends up creating this dynamic with him
10th Mar '16 10:47:34 PM Serasia
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10th Mar '16 10:35:47 PM Serasia
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** Also [[MechanicalHorse On-X]] in TheMovie.

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** Also Orin's horse [[MechanicalHorse On-X]] and Stormy's horse Skydancer in TheMovie.
29th Jan '16 5:31:52 PM lalalei2001
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* {{Facepalm}}



* KaleidoscopeHair: In the movie, the Dark Princess's hair was red, but in the series it's orange-red with yellow streaks.



** There are a few exceptions. Wisp has a couple of panty shots in the Beginning of Rainbowland (the most anime-like of all RB material.) Also, in Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer, there's a very brief upskirt when Rainbow dodges away from the Glitterbot who saw through her attempt to act hypnotized. (Though in all fairness this may be an animation error, as what is under the skirt is precisely the same color as the skirt itself.)



--> "Don't you understand? Spring will never come again if something happens to Spectra. I've never been there, but it's part of me. It's part of the colors and the joy that we bring, and if Spectra dies, happiness everywhere will die. Without the light of life, we'll all...all of us will die."

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--> "Don't you understand? Spring will never come again if something happens to Spectra. I've never been there, but it's part of me. It's part of the colors and the joy that we bring, and if Spectra dies, happiness everywhere will die. Without the light of life, we'll all... all of us will die."



* NotQuiteDead: One certainly could've thought the Princess was at the end of the movie where her ship hurtles out of control and then violently explodes into dust. Come the next season she shows up intact and just as nasty.

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* NotQuiteDead: One certainly could've thought the Princess was at the end of the movie where her ship hurtles out of control and then violently explodes into dust. Come the next season series, she shows up intact and just as nasty.



* OmnicidalManiac: The Dark Princess wants to steal Spectra even though it will cause everyone else in the universe to die. Later she [[spoiler: tries to destroy it since she can't have it]]

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* OmnicidalManiac: The Dark Princess wants to steal Spectra even though it will cause everyone else in the universe to die. Later she [[spoiler: tries to destroy it since she can't have it]]it]].
27th Jan '16 4:21:26 PM lalalei2001
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* GenericDoomsdayVillain: The Shadow King from the pilot, who while terrifying for an 80's Saturday morning cartoon, is never identified in any fashion. A case could be made for the Princess from the movie; we never find out what she's the princess ''of'', what her motivations are besides pure selfishness, [[TheNameless her real name or even if she has one at all]]. Even when she appears in an episode of the show she actually turns to her adviser and asks "Who ''am'' I?"

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* GenericDoomsdayVillain: The Shadow King from the pilot, who while terrifying for an 80's Saturday morning cartoon, is never identified in any fashion. A case could be made for the Princess from the movie; we never find out what she's the princess ''of'', what her motivations are besides pure selfishness, [[TheNameless her real name or even if she has one at all]]. Even when she appears in an episode of the show she actually turns to her adviser and asks "Who ''am'' I?"
29th Dec '15 5:35:53 AM starofjusticev21
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* TotallyRadical: They seemed to think Rainbow would appeal to newer audiences if she talked "street" sometimes.
22nd Dec '15 7:01:14 PM starofjusticev21
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** The diamond planet in the movie.
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