Created By: marvinchipmunk on June 28, 2011 Last Edited By: coreyturner on February 16, 2013

Colorless hero

When the main character usually has non-elemental superpowers

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When creating a main character for a series that you plan to continue for a while, it is an important descision to choose their powers. And since they will be getting the most screentime, unless there will be a team of heroes with different powers, endowing your mian character with Fire, Ice, or Lightning is very uncommon. Instead, most heroes (and heroines) have a power that is not associated with an elemaent. Wind, Earth, Nature, Steel, Rock, and Poison are very uncommon. For some reason, Water and Nature seem soomewhat exempt. The main character will, on the other hand, often have Fighting, Psychic, Magic, Gadget, or Flying powers instead.



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  • Touma Kamijou from ToAruMajutsuNoIndex is a Level-0 Esper by mere technicality but wields a power greater than all the other characters, his {{Anti-Magic}Imagine Breaker} which, by it's very nature has no element at all.
  • Yusuke Urameshi from YuYuHakusho can fire his spirit energy like a bullet or multiple bullets but it's not elemental.
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  • June 28, 2011
  • June 28, 2011
    Examples? I don't think I've actually seen any series with Elemental Powers give the lead Non Elemental powers.. and the Non Elemental trope doesn't seem to be supporting you either.

    I don't think this actually exists as a trope.
  • July 8, 2012
    why are all your description concepts pokemon types?

    if there's a trope here, I can't see it through the pokemon.
  • July 8, 2012
    In Chrono Trigger, your party members have elements like water and fire, but Chrono has Light magic. Ruined by the English version, which translated it as "Lightning"
  • July 8, 2012
    In WITCH, Will, the mainest of the five main characters, doesn't have an elemental power. Instead, she's got the Heart of Kandrakar.
  • February 16, 2013
  • February 16, 2013
    I don't think Chrono counts. A) Even if it was supposed to be Light, half the moves that use it are lightning based anyway (Chrono has two bolt attacks, Robo only uses it as electricity, etc) B) Even if it's not one of the four basic elements, that still counts as having an elemental style. Robo and Ayla are the two who are "colorless"