As eveybody knows
, Pink Means Feminine
. But some Action Girl
's have something to say about it! Abandoning the more traditional pink color (too linked to Girly Girls
, they now use purple as a way to show that they are both feminine AND strong at the same time.
Authors generally use it as a way to either avoid the stereotypical pink for The Chick
or to contrast a more traditionaly feminine character (who wears or use pink themes in some way) to a stronger/more action oriented one.
Bonus points if a more traditional Pink Means Feminine
trope is found next to it, though not required. Any instance of purple being the color for a Darker and Edgier
girl is enough to evoke this trope.
Anime and Manga
- In Code Geass, the cutesy and peaceful princess Euphemia has pink hair, and her much more belligerent elder sister Cornelia has purple.
- In Naruto , the extroverted Inno's purple clothes contrasts Sakura's pink hair and Shrinking Violet nature.
- Huntress from DC Comics.
- In X-men comicbooks, Psylocke's powers are represented by purple energy, as opposed to Jean's pink.
, Up for Grabs
, Needs More Examples