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->''"Let's bring them together!"''
-->-- '''Jason/Red Ranger''', ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''

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This is about how a team with a [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience color scheme]] have special combined attacks that "fuse" all their [[ElementalPowers colored energy blasts]] into a [[NonElemental rainbow attack.]] See AstonishinglyAppropriateAppearance. Absolutely nothing to do with AllYourPowersCombined. Frequently uses other {{trope}}s like CallingYourAttacks, CombinedEnergyAttack, SetBonus and "[[CarebearStare weaponized]]" versions of ThePowerOfFriendship and [[ThePowerOfLove Love]]. Quite often a case of SuperCuteSuperPowers.

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!!Examples

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[[folder:Anime]]
* ''Anime/MazingerZ'' and its sequels played with this trope:
** In ''Anime/GreatMazinger'', the [[spoiler:final battle]] is won when Mazinger, Great Mazinger, Aphrodite A and Venus A combine their strongest attacks to bring CoolAirship Demonika down.
** In ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'', Mazinger-Z, Great Mazinger and Grendizer combined all of their attacks in one manga scene to destroy a Vegan Star Ship. And in one of the movies, Grendizer and Great Mazinger combined their ChestBlaster attacks to destroy a Saucer Beast.
** In the first episode of ''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}'', Mazinger-Z and Great Mazinger used their ChestBlaster weapons in combination to melt a Mechanical Beast to slag.
** Great Mazinger and ''Manga/GetterRobo'' have also combined their attacks in several movies.
** The ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' games have exploited this. When several of the Creator/GoNagai mechas show up in the same game, they are given combination attacks. It is usually called Final Dynamic Special, and it is always impressive: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-f3LOeDqTI]].
* ''Anime/EurekaSeven's'' "Seven Swell" Rainbow attack. Quite a nasty weapon, actually.
* ''Anime/PrettyCure'' makes a habit of this. It's most prominent with ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure'' and ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar'', where it is actually a distinct CombinationAttack with its own name, but shows up occasionally in ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5'' as well, in the form of combination attacks from Rouge and Aqua. ''[[OddlyNamedSequel Yes! Pretty Cure 5 GoGo]]'' added Rainbow Rose Explosion to the mix, featuring five color-coded ''roses'' that... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin well, just look at the name]].
** And it doesn't stop there. ''Anime/FreshPrettyCure'' had Lucky Clover Grand Finale, and ''Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure'' had Shining Fortissimo and (possibly) the Super Silhouette attack Pretty Cure Heartcatch Orchestra.
* In the first ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' movie, "Rainbow Chakra". Just like ''Eureka Seven'', it's quite effective.
** About as well as his [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Red Chakra]].
* The 'dragon brothers' in ''GaoGaiGar'' were eventually able to combine their powers into the planet-destroying (well, technically the moons of Jupiter...) 'Maximum Tou Long' attack.
* "Reborn Strawberry Surprise" in ''TokyoMewMew''; everyone gets a colour-coded PillarOfLight, lighting up [[TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse Tokyo]] before they activate it.
* ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' had it with gem cards as well as Ojamas.
* Subverted in ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth''. When the [[PowerTrio three main characters]] combine their color-coded magic, red for fire ([[FireIsRed duh]]), blue for water ([[WaterIsBlue obviously]]), and green for wind ([[WindIsGreen of course]]) they're shown as distinct hues, but the end result is pure [[color:#bbbbbb:white]]. However, a similar attack is performed near the end of the second season, which is indeed a swirling beam of these three colors.
* ''Anime/SailorMoon'':
** Sailor Planet Attack! Although, in this case, the rainbow effect comes mostly from the color-coded [[PowerGlows glowing auras]] around each Senshi.
** The anime had another version, this one a one-off, Sailor Planet Power. Unlike the other version, this one lanched the attack straight upwards instead of at a specific target.
** In Sailor Stars, Sailor Moon's upgrade to Eternal Sailor Moon is caused by all ten Sailor Senshi combining their powers. The upgraded locket is adorned with nine gems, the colour of each one representing one of the other Sailor Senshi.
* Slightly more realistic, but still artistic license, in ''MetalArmorDragonar'': The three Dragonars wield weapons called "photon bazookas", each of which fires a different colored beam; when they combine, rather than turning rainbow-colored, they turn [[color:white:white]]...the only problem is that the colors used are [[color:red:red]], [[color:blue:blue]], and [[color:yellow:yellow]], the primary colors in ''painting''; for light, [[color:green:green]] replaces [[color:yellow:yellow]].
** In painting, those three primary colors, [[color:red:red]], [[color:blue:blue]] and [[color:yellow:yellow]] mix to create ''[[color:brown:brown]]''.
*** But then again, [[color:yellow:yellow]] is a secondary color of light, composed of [[color:red:red]] and [[color:green:green]] light...
* Played for laughs in ''{{Happiness}}!''. Spells cast by various WizardingSchool students fuse by accident into a "wild magic" that [[GenderBender turns Jun Watarase into a girl]].
* ''DevilHunterYohko'' In the sixth episode when Yohko, Ayoko and Asuza 2 combine their powers, the background undulates with their respective colours.
** In previous episodes of ''DevilHunterYohko'', most hunter's powers were gold.
* Slight different in ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' where Tsuna's guardians represent a different weather type and each weather attribute has one of the colours of the rainbow attached to it as their 'Dying Will Flame'.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': The Cero Sincrético is an example of this. It is a fusion of 2 different Cero; when used by Pesche and Dondochakka, it was [[color:purple:purple]] and [[color:yellow:yellow]]. Technically, it would change with the user.
* [[spoiler: The members of the Glittering Crux]] attempt this during the final episode of Anime/StarDriver against [[spoiler:Samekh.]] It doesn't work.
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[[folder:Asian Animation]]
* In the Chinese ''[[Animation/CalabashBrothers Hu lu Xiong Di]]'' series, the seven protagonists represent a color of the rainbow, each with different abilities. The antagonists will often cleverly separate them, as every one of the protagonists have a unique weakness that has to be backed up by the rest. In every season climax, the protagonists realize the importance of unity and love, and they strike back against the villains. This was done albeit differently in the second series, as the seven protagonists combined into one single entity with all of their powers integrated into it before fighting the BigBad, who promptly transforms into a OneWingedAngel.
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[[folder:Card Games]]
* While not a team, ''MagicTheGathering'' has several cards that combine the powers of the five colors of magic to do something powerful. In keeping with the trope, we have:
** [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=26424 Legacy Weapon]], which can instakill any card in play, typically with no chance to bring them back.
** [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=109718 Coalition Victory]], which, if you have a creature and a land of each basic color, wins you the game. Conversely...
** [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=205329 Door to Nothingness]], which forces your opponent to lose for the low cost of two mana of each color.
** [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=244675 Progenitus]], which can kill a player at starting health in two hits and has "Protection from ''everything''" (meaning it can't be targeted by spells or effects, it can't be blocked by creatures, and it can't be damaged).
** On that note, many cards require 2 or more types of mana in order to play them.
** Some cards have the 'Sunburst' ability, which makes them more powerful for each different type of mana spent to cast them.
* ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'': A darker example than the usual use of this Trope. According to the lore from V-Jump, the Shaddolls are malevolent shadows that absorb all light. This might explain why they are so dark— All colors mixed together would result in black.
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[[folder:Comicbooks]]
* In the DCU's ''BlackestNight'' event, one of the only ways to destroy a [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Black Lantern]] is to combine light from at least two of the seven emotional energies and aim at the ring. It's also said that each of the energies is a portion of the White Light of Life, which has aspects of all seven. Subverted when throwing multicolored blasts at Nekron only makes him stronger; in the end only ''true'', unbroken white light saves the day.
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[[folder:Film]]
* ''Barbie Fairytopia''. [[TastesLikeDiabetes Watch at your own risk.]]
** Wait until you have kids before you watch it. At least then there'll be some justification.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* In Simon Hawke's ''Wizard'' novels, Kira's sapphire, Wyrdrune's emerald, and Modred's ruby send beams of colored light at one another when they form the "living triangle" and unleash the runestones' power on the Dark Ones and their minions.
* Subverted in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''. Saruman tries to claim that he has transcended being Saruman the White and become Saruman of Many Colors. Gandalf points out that when lights of multiple colors are truly combined, they make ''white'' light - Saruman didn't combine anything, he broke it apart.
** "He who breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom."
* In The Black Prism, By Brent Weeks, During the Defence of Brightwater Wall Gavin Guile uses all of the colors under his control to make an enormous explosion that kills a huge swath of the opposing army, and may or may not have created the thought impossible White Luxin.
* A quite literal example in Elizabeth C. Mock's Children of Man series. Centuries ago, light magic was splintered into its six component colors: red, blue, green, purple, orange, and yellow. Since then, no one can access all six colors (the max seems to be four). However, Faela Durante has linked her mind with those of Kade Hawthorn and Jair Rafferty, using a very rare variant of red magic (red usually heals the body, Faela can also heal the mind). Faela has red and yellow magic, Kade has orange and trace purple, and Jair has green and traces of blue. Together, they could theoretically do the impossible and access light magic.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' and ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' have frequently used this (very literally in the case of JAKQ). Originally, the general theme was that no one team member could finish off a monster of the week alone, but as time went on the members became more powerful. That said, the 'combined team weapon' has been a solid presence throughout and is not likely to go away. Usually, said weapon is so big it requires the whole team to hold it up and fire it.
** ''Power Rangers'' regularly gives the team a {{BFG}} with this function; either assembled out of each Ranger's individual weapons or charged by a combination of everyone's energies.
** Also, the [[CombiningMecha Megazords]] sort-of count. Usually, they're formed from the combination of several Zords that each have the color of the Ranger that controls it, making their combined Megazord forms quite colorful.
*** A straight example of the Trope would be Wild Force Megazord's Mega Roar, in which each component Zord fired a beam in each Ranger's color, combining them into a downright ''purty'' gi-normous beam of destruction. In the GrandFinale, the Rangers' Zords and all the lost Zords hidden throughout the world hit the BigBad with one combined attack, the Ultra Roar.
* It applies to ''Franchise/KamenRider'' too. ''Series/KamenRiderDenO'''s finisher for [[SuperMode Climax Form]] is a sword slash containing all the colors of the forms before it. And finally, the attack that finishes off the final boss [[CombinedEnergyAttack has power donated from all of the Taros as well as Sieg and Zeronos Vega Form]], producing a series of multi-colored slashes.
** Series/KamenRiderDouble's SuperMode has a quite shiny middle portion - and one that allows him to perform a very colorful Maximum Drive.
* ''Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon'' had two: Moonlight Attractive Attack and Sailor Planet Attack.
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[[folder:Pinball]]
* Played with in Jersey Jack Pinball's ''Pinball/TheWizardOfOz'' with the Horse of a Different Color. You must collect at least four horses to get the bonus, and the highest score multiplier comes from either having all of them the same color, or all of different colors.
* In ''Pinball/{{Farfalla}},'' the million-point "Multi Special" is only available after collecting and advancing the blue, yellow, and red flower specials.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'s'' Prism Rangers. Notable in that they aren't able to pull off this attack until they've successfully assembled a full team of 7, which doesn't happen 'till ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 2|Cursed Memories}}.''
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%%* ''VideoGame/PhantomBrave'' has the rainbow slash. Oddly enough, it isn't the slash that turns rainbow.
%%* The Mad Midget Five from ''GodHand'' are yet another parody.
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* The Handsome Men (AKA "The Punishing Rangers") from ''VideoGame/{{Killer7}}'' are a subversion of this. Their names range from the obvious "Handsome Red" and "Handsome Blue" to secondary colors like "Handsome Brown" and even one "Handsome Dead".
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda''
** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', once Link has finally rescued all seven of the Sages, they work together to create a rainbow bridge into Ganondorf's OminousFloatingCastle.
** In ''FourSwordsAdventures'', when the Hurricane Spin is used, each of the Links leave a trail of their respective colors. You can choose to have them group together to have them all do it together and leave a trail of colors.
* ''VideoGame/SuperMetroid'''s Hyper Beam is an interesting take on it. While it's actually stolen from an enemy, it will replace all of the other color-coded beams in the inventory, AND causes both Samus and itself to flash different colors.
* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog''
** Invoked in ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'' where if you time your moves correctly in Speed formation, you can include all three members of a team in a triple-team Homing Attack, with the two secondary members flanking either side. This is one of the most effective techniques for Speed types when they're at a low level, but trying it once they've gained enough levels will just result in [[VideogameCrueltyPotential your teammates completely whiffing their attacks and plummeting into a pit]] [[StopHelpingMe or deciding instead to attack another close target, possibly disrupting the flow of a combo.]]
** ''VideoGame/SonicColors'''s [[spoiler: [[LargeHamAnnouncer UNLIMITED COLORS! FINAL COLOR BLASTER]]!!]] It's even better in the Japanese version, where the announcer is voiced by the same guy who does the Gaia Memories in ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'' (see above), who uses the exact same style of CallingYourAttacks.
* Done pretty much out of nowhere in ''VideoGame/{{VVVVVV}}''. [[spoiler: It happens when you first enter the Secret Lab, which requires all trinkets to access.]]
* Notably averted in the final battle of ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft: Cataclysm''. Each of the four Aspects fires a color-coded beam to the Dragon Soul in preparation for their final attack... which ends being a plain yellow beam.
* ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsUX'': Ryuubi, Sousou and Sonken's + [[spoiler:Ryofu's]] Soul of Three Seasons Combination Attack and Four Sovereign Armour Attack.
* In ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'', elemental attacks get colored damage indicators (in a black-and-white game). For this reason, attacks that deal all five types of elemental damage are called "prismatic attacks", and usually originate from rainbow-shaded items.
* In {{Holic}}, each skill a character has is invoked with a specific color. Using said skill will activate a combo relay (which is made of 7 colors, where a certain color is denoted as the finishing color), and if there are enough characters around, and assuming the enemy doesn't die early, you can activate a move called Seven Star Signs which does a very large chunk of damage in a single hit.
* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Wii U/3DS'' has [[VideoGame/MegaManClassic Mega Man's]] [[LimitBreak Final Smash]], which has him summoning [[LegacyCharacter his counterparts]] from ''VideoGame/MegaManX'', ''VideoGame/MegaManLegends'', ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'', and ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce'' to fire their Mega Busters in unison, each releasing a different colored beam.
* This happens in ''VideoGame/JakAndDaxterThePrecursorLegacy'' in the final boss fight when all of the "color" eco fuses to become Light Eco.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/?cid=PBF186-Guntron_Alliance_Force.jpg Perry Bible Fellowship]] twists it.
* As does [[http://www.lilformers.com/index.php/2009/11/16/lil-formers-172-blackest-night/ LilFormers]].
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''CaptainPlanet'', the TropeNamer. The theme song actually went "[[color:gold:Earth]]! [[color:red:Fire]]! [[color:green:Wind]]! [[color:blue:Water]]! Heart! Go Planet! By your powers combined, I am Captain Planet!"
* The "Care Bear stare" in ''CareBears'' is a variation on this; it doesn't need a specific number or combination of bears to work.
* ''RainbowBrite'' does it a bit differently: the colour-themed members are needed to be there, but they're {{Barrier Maiden}}s (and two boys) and battery packs, while the title character uses the colours for her own powers.
* ''MyLittlePony'':
** The [[http://www.search.com/reference/Pilot_episode pilot for the television series]] featured a villain who carried a [[SealedEvilInACan Rainbow of Darkness]] (which changed ponies into impressive-looking dragons), sending our heroes on a quest for the "Rainbow of Light". .... whut.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** The CareBearStare-esque attack at the end the two-part pilot is a partial example; the multi-colored gems associated with the Elements of Harmony ([[color:red:red]], [[color:orange:orange]], [[color:pink:pink]], [[color:purple:purple]], [[color:magenta:magenta]], and [[color:blue:blue]]) don't comprise all the colors of the rainbow, but they form a traditional six-colored rainbow when their powers combine.[[note]]Interestingly, this seems to be part of [=FiM's=] tremendous aversion to [[color:green:green]]. Try it! Count the ponies who are honestly, properly green. Not light minty greenish teal (I'm looking at you, Lyra), not a slightly lime yellow, actual green.[[/note]]
** ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 Twilights Kingdom Part 2]]'':\\\
When the Mane Six unlock the mysterious chest at the Tree of Harmony and gain access to the [[SuperMode Rainbow Power]] form of the Elements of Harmony. The traditional [[RainbowLite six colors]] of the rainbow are replaced with the colors of the mares' fur.\\\
Additonally to the above, when post-empowerment Twilight fires magical blasts at Tirek, the blast is purple (the color of Twilight's magic), but also streaked with golden yellow, dark blue, and sky blue, the colors of the magical auras of Celestia, Luna, and Cadance respectively.
* Though not an attack per se, ThePowerpuffGirls tend to soar across the sky together in a pretty, [[RainbowLite tri-color rainbow]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'' has it occur right at the beginning when the girls first receive their powers, but don't know how to use them properly on their own yet. After that, they get more creative than a single combined blast.
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[[folder:Other]]
* The heroes of ''{{BIONICLE}},'' the [[MagicKnight Toa]], each control an [[ElementalPowers Element]]. When six different elements meet, they form into super-hard, crystalline Protodermis. This has been used to imprison two villains, while an unfocused team attack (the beams didn't meet) defeated another early in the story.
* AllYourColorsCombined I AM... THE [[color:white:WHITE]]/BLACK "COLOR".
** Impending SCIENCE: [[color:white:White]] is the combination of all colors of ''light'', and black is the combination of all colors of ''pigment''.
** According to the Dictionary: "White = The lack of color" and "Black = The lack of light". [[FridgeLogic Therefore]], "White = The full spectrum of light" and "Black = All colors combined".
** [[color:gray:GRAY]] and [[color:silver:SILVER]] are the combinations of Black and [[color:white:WHITE]]. [[RuleThirtyFour You know the implications.]]
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