Created By: redlionDecember 27, 2013
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Red Means Leadership

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When the leader of a group of characters is associated with the color red.
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  • December 27, 2013
    redlion
    Well, for one thing, Kieth is wearing a red outfit in the original Voltron, despite having the Black Lion.
  • December 27, 2013
    redlion
    GO GO RED RANGER!!!!!!
  • December 27, 2013
    redlion
    Dan, the main character in the Bakugan anime, uses Pyrus Bakugan, which are normally red.
  • December 27, 2013
    redlion
    IT'S A-ME, MARIO!!!
  • December 27, 2013
    redlion
    Optimus Prime has a little bit of red on him.
  • December 27, 2013
    lakingsif
    Averted by the many Red Shirts of Star Trek.
  • December 27, 2013
    robinjohnson
    ^ ...until The Next Generation era, when Command officers wear red, and engineering and security (the original "red shirts") wear gold.

    Really not sure this is tropable, though. It's just going to be a list of characters who are loosely "leaders" - which is just about any main character - and who are seen wearing red - which, if we're already getting "has a little bit of red on him" examples, is just about anyone.
  • December 27, 2013
    lakingsif
    Ah! Next Gen! Er, yeah, the red needs to show leadership, but I know this is part of a trope already, can't remember the name, but this could be a Sub Trope of it, as it's the Colour Heirarchy or something
  • December 27, 2013
    lakingsif
  • December 27, 2013
    ShanghaiSlave
    that aside, The Fast One has had it with these color tropes, see last comment.
  • December 27, 2013
    lakingsif
    yikes, but this was about to be discarded, since the OP has no reply in him.
  • December 27, 2013
    ShanghaiSlave
    dude got suspended. discarding this. since we've got this covered and there's no point salvaging this.
  • December 28, 2013
    moyes
    In ribbons blue is winner and red is second place. But as drama is about action the change is inevitable. Red means active hero eg rookie on on the move, (think Disney's Cars)blue is benign but ruling status quo, purple is ruling but magic or spiritual tinge with out democratic support, black well that's always sus as evil or at least anti hero. White = pure in west, dead in east.

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