Created By: Goldfritha on July 28, 2012 Last Edited By: Goldfritha on October 11, 2012
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Heavenly Blue

Blue as a mark of divine.

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The heavens are blue. Therefore, heavenly beings, whether gods or angels or saints, use blue -- usually sky blue -- to show their relationship, as do beings associated with them. Much more likely to be Good than Evil. May be used only as accent in Gold and White Are Divine.

Often a major color in Fluffy Cloud Heaven.

Compare Purple Is Powerful.

Examples

Anime and Manga Literature
  • Anything associated with the side of good in the Belgariad, including the god Aldur, his various disciples, and the all-powerfull Orb. They prefer blue in their clothing, tend to have blue eyes, and occasionally glow in that color as well.
  • In Lisa Shearin's All Spell Breaks Out, The Paladin Mychael uses attacks that have blue side-effects.

Live-Action TV
  • In Charmed, Whitelighters (the guardian angels of good witches) and Elders (the Whitelighters bosses) have a teleporting ability called orbing. This is usually accomapanied by them disappearing and reappearing in a burst of blue and white light.
Other
  • The Blessed Virgin Mary is generally depicted, iconographically, in blue, which may be the source of True Blue Femininity.

Tabletop RPG
  • Dungeons & Dragons module T1-4 The Temple of Elemental Evil. When the PCs encounter the Lens of Transformation, it shows them two angelic beings amid golden clouds and with a pale blue sky behind them.

Video Games
  • Most of the priests and nuns in the Dragon Quest games wear blue.
  • Flonne in Disgaea wears white and blue, as she's an angel. When she's reincarnated as a demon, she wears white and red instead.

Web Comics
Community Feedback Replies: 16
  • July 28, 2012
    DragonQuestZ
    Most of the priests and nuns in the Dragon Quest games wear blue.
  • July 28, 2012
    Ryusui
  • July 29, 2012
    isk2837
    In Charmed, Whitelighters (the guardian angels of good witches) and Elders (the Whitelighters bosses) have a teleporting ability called orbing. This is usually accomapanied by them disappearing and reappearing in a burst of blue and white light.
  • July 29, 2012
    elwoz
    Blue fabric dye used to be fantastically expensive and therefore reserved for kings and queens. Mary gets to wear blue because she is the Queen of Heaven.
  • July 31, 2012
    DragonQuestZ
    ^ On that note, would that make this a Sister Trope to Purple Is Powerful?
  • August 2, 2012
    elwoz
    ^ Yeah I'd say so. (The blue and purple dyes used by the Romans were chemically very similar and were both extracted from marine snails at ruinous cost. Thanks to modern chemistry, the active ingredient is now dirt cheap and used for blue jeans.)
  • August 3, 2012
    Sackett
    Belldandy from Ah My Goddess wears blue with white and gold accents
  • August 4, 2012
    DragonQuestZ
    True Blue Femininity should also be listed as a sister trope, not just noted in the examples.
  • August 6, 2012
    Generality
    Anything associated with the side of good in the Belgariad, including the god Aldur, his various disciples, and the all-powerfull Orb. They prefer blue in their clothing, tend to have blue eyes, and occasionally glow in that color as well.
  • August 11, 2012
    Ghilz
    • Flonne in Disgaea wears white and blue, as she's an angel. When she's reincarnated as a demon, she wears white and red instead.
  • August 11, 2012
    DragonQuestZ

    Any good pictures for this trope?
  • August 11, 2012
    LobsterMagnus
    Also from Order Of The Stick, the paladins of Azure City.
  • August 11, 2012
    CobraPrime
    Part of me wonders if the trope is not due to the fact that Red is associated with Hell and the Devil. Since Blue is the opposite of red in a lot of people's mind (As well as in how we perceive colors biologically), Blue naturally becomes the colors of "Heaven" & "Divine"
  • August 11, 2012
    DragonQuestZ
    ^ That and heaven is in the sky, and that's its color.
  • August 12, 2012
    Arivne
    Tabletop RPG
    • Dungeons And Dragons module T1-4 The Temple of Elemental Evil. When the PCs encounter the Lens of Transformation, it shows them two angelic beings amid golden clouds and with a pale blue sky behind them.
  • October 11, 2012
    AgProv
    "The Blessed Virgin Mary is generally depicted, iconographically, in blue, which may be the source of True Blue Femininity." it goes back further than this: in the Judaic mystic system of the Kaballah (sod all to do with Madonna and red string on the wrist) the female energy of God, the Shekinah, is associated with blue gown and radiance. Also the elder goddesses of Japanese and Chinese mythology are associated with the pure elemental colour blue.

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