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[[caption-width-right:220:[-A badass saber for a badass Jedi.-] ]]

->'''Boss:''' We're gonna have to do something about the pink.\\
'''Oleg:''' You'd prefer a more manly shade, like purple?\\
''[Pierce, Shaundi, and the Boss all give Oleg approving looks]''
-->-- ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird''

This is purple being used to [[RuleOfSymbolism symbolize]] the power and/or coolness of a character, whether the character is badass, of RoyalBlood, or something else.

This trope existed at least as far back as AncientRome, where only [[ColorCodedPatrician the Patrician class]] was [[DressCode allowed to wear]] the [[ConspicuousConsumption expensive color]] called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyrian_purple "Tyrian Purple"]]. Then purple became a common color for [[RequisiteRoyalRegalia royal robes]] in Europe.

Some time later, purple became associated with either [[GracefulLadiesLikePurple femininity]], or fell on the evil side of GoodColorsEvilColors (like [[Franchise/{{Batman}} The Joker]]). But for those that thought EvilIsCool, it just helped purple be seen as a cool color. Then it became a stereotypical color for pimps, and it was definitely cool again. Can be considered a YinYangBomb when you consider that purple is red and blue combined.

This trope comes into play if it's clothing or an item on the cool or powerful character, whether it's a hat, weapon, or BadassCape.

Nowadays, purple is also seen as one of the "girly" shades. If that comes into play, then this trope overlaps with RealMenWearPink.

'''This is not just when any character who isn't a wimp wears purple. It has to represent power or coolness'''.

In an odd coincidence, of the visible colors, violet is the highest frequency, and thus the most energetic and most powerful, per photon.

Compare GoldTooth, GracefulLadiesLikePurple (and can overlap with some {{Action Girl}}s), PurpleIsTheNewBlack, PurpleEyes, SupernaturalIsPurple, RedIsHeroic, BlueIsHeroic, HeavenlyBlue, GoldColoredSuperiority.


[[folder: Anime and Manga]]
* [[PrincelyYoungMan Austria]] of ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' invokes this. He not only has PurpleEyes and wears purple a lot of the time, but has BlueBlood influences thanks to the Habsburgs, managed to build a powerful empire through alliances and marriages alone, was the boss of Spain, Italy, Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, and was TheManBehindTheMan to the Holy Roman Empire. Though in the present [[HowTheMightyHaveFallen he is out of shape and dependent on Germany]], [[TheComicallySerious Germany]] points out that his style of fighting was "magnificent," and it's indeed TruthInTelevision.
* In ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', the Empire of Chuder has several themed armies that are identified by both a [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience color]] and an [[AnimalThemeNaming animal]], such as the Black Rams and Blue Whales. The name of their most powerful and esteemed army? The Purple [[RhinoRampage Rhinos]].
* In the tv series of ''Anime/BlackRockShooter'', Insane Black★Rock Shooter [[PowerBornOfMadness has a purple flame]] instead of the titular character's blue. She is also NighInvulnerable to the conventional fights of the series.
* Invoked by [[TheDreaded Priscilla]] in ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'', as her awakened form carries a purple color-scheme while also being the most powerful entity in the setting, sans [[spoiler: Teresa]].
** Also, Isley, who is the strongest of the ''Deep Ones'', sees a violet aura when he uses his powers, even if he is not seen in his awakened form in the anime.
* [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] by [[MagnificentBastard Lelouch vi Britannia]] in ''Anime/CodeGeass'': his suit worn as part of his Zero outfit is predominantly purple (and subsequently, his [[spoiler: imperial Britannian robes]] have noticeable purple highlights as well).
* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' has several examples of this trope.
** Future Trunks wears a purple jacket and has purple hair. Both Trunks and his father Vegeta have a violet BattleAura.
** Piccolo wears a purple outfit and has [[AlienBlood purple blood]]. His pupil, Son Gohan, also wears purple. When Gohan stops training and grows rusty with his fighting skill, he noticeably stops wearing the color.
** Ginyu, captain and most powerful member of the Ginyu Force, has purple skin.
** Freeza, one of the most formidable villains in the series, has a purple color scheme, and several of his attacks are either purple or pink. Same goes for King Cold and Cooler. His minions have also a purple BattleAura, Freeza's is blue, but it's sometimes purple when he fights with 100% of his power.
** Cell and Buu, who are, [[Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF or used to be ]] far more powerful than Freeza, have [[AlienBlood purple blood]].
** The first canon movie villain Beerus, the most powerful villain in the history of Z, has purple skin. He's so powerful that he [[CurbStompBattle curb-stomps]] [=SSJ3=] Goku, [=SSJ=] Gotenks, Good Buu and Ultimate Gohan. Heck, he even defeats Goku when the latter becomes a [[spoiler:'''Super-Saiyan God''']].
** In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', Universe 6's most powerful mortal fighter is [[ProfessionalKiller Hit]], who has purple skin. Not only is he physically strong enough to match and potentially defeat Vegeta and Goku [[spoiler:post-obtaining their Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan power-up]], he's also in possession of one of the most [[StoryBreakerPower broken powers]] around: [[spoiler:[[TimeStandsStill Time-stopping]]]].
* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'':
** Sieglinde Jeremiah from ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'', [[WorldsStrongestMan the strongest teenager in all dimensions]], who had never lost a fight, is shown to generally wear purple and black.
** Way back in the original series, [[BigBad Precia]] [[EvilMatriarch Testarossa]], who is in the running as one of the strongest characters in the franchise, had a purple color theme, including her magic and her outfit.
** [[WeaponOfMassDestruction Reinforce]] [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Eins]] is the only known character in the series capable of blowing up planets, and she has dark purple magic.
* Lucoa from ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'' is a [[PhysicalGoddess former goddess]] and her [[InstantRunes magic circles]] are purple. Tohru's father also purple magic and is called "[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Emperor of Demise]]".
* The [[TerribleTrio Black Tri-Stars]] from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' pilot the Zaku II and Dom and utilize the [[AttackPatternAlpha Jet Stream Attack]] to dispatch their enemies through teamwork. The both suits have purple and black color scheme, which is unique for the Zaku II and standard for the Dom. Way until Amuro showed up, they were proven to be a serious threat to the Earth Federation.
* Tieria Erde from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' pilots the Gundam with the WaveMotionGun.
* Angelo Sauper from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn'' pilots purple machines. [[spoiler:His Rosen Zulu is even more powerful -- it took down lots of federation suits]].
* ''Anime/GundamBuildFightersTry'':
** The Mega-Shiki is a purple-themed Hyaku Shiki from ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'' that has a Mega Rider/Mega Bazooka Launcher backpack attached to it. It proves its stuff by taking out Gyanko's [=R-GyaGya=], its beam saber cutting through the metal-constructed shield.
** There's also the Denial Gundam, which has purple accented additions on its gray body and unleashes purple energy with its attacks. Its pilot, Junya Inose, uses it to pummel the Try Burning Gundam to a pulp using various martial art techniques he's "stolen" since leaving the Jigen Haoh School.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** In his fight with Sasuke at the Valley of the End, Naruto uses a purple variation of the Rasengan, as a result of the blue sphere of chakra being enveloped and supercharged by his red Tailed Beast aura.
** Sasuke himself also possesses a purple [[InstantArmor Susanoo armor]] after he upgrades to Mangekyo Sharingan.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': HumongousMecha Unit 01, is coloured mostly head-to-toe in a shade of bright violet. While it goes without saying that a beast of that size would be a force to be reckoned with, Unit 01 surpasses all other giant mechas in the series, [[NoHoldsBarredBeatDown curb-stomping]] foes others find [[TheJuggernaut impossible to even scratch]], shrugging off [[NukeEm nuclear-level explosions]], and even [[spoiler: using its [[PhysicalGod godlike powers]] to cause a [[ApocalypseHow Class 5 or Class 6]] apocalypse because it's actually powered by the mind of the protagonist's [[MamaBear mother]], and the world had upset her son, so she [[UnstoppableRage went ballistic]]]].
* In ''Anime/{{Noir}}'', purple is mainly associated with antagonists, including [[BigBad Altena]], [[KnifeNut Chloe]], and [[MafiaPrincess Silvana "Intoccabile" Greone]], all of whom prove to be highly dangerous.
* Onpu from ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi'' was, for a while, the most capable Apprentice, and her theme color is purple. She remains skilled at magic in the later seasons.
* All over the ''Franchise/PrettyCure'' metaseries:
** ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure'':
*** [[TheBigBad Jaaku King]] is completely purple and he's LargeAndInCharge. [[spoiler:In the sequel, [[DragonAscendant Baldez']] body becomes completely purple in the final episode because he ''is'' Jaaku King and he has transformed into a small version of Jaaku King. When he transformed completely into Jaaku King, he's more purple than in first season]].
*** The [[MonstersOfTheWeek Zakennas]] are the largest monsters in the entire ''Anime/PrettyCure franchise''. And their spirits are purple.
*** [[TheDragon Illkubo]] uses often purple (dark) energy, and later [[spoiler:he fuses with a [[MonsterOfTheWeek Zakenna]] and changes into a purple (than silver) monster. He nearly kills the Precures, but Jaaku King kills him because Illkubo ''could'' damage the [[MacGuffin Prism Stones]]]].
*** [[TheDragon Belzei]] [[TheStarscream Gertrud]] is the leader and the strongest warrior of the [[TerribleTrio Seeds of Darkness]] and he has purple as his theme color.
*** The Dotsuko Zone in general is associated with purple.
** [[TheLancer Cure Egret alias Cure Windy]] from ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar'' has [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair purple hair]] and [[PurpleEyes eyes]]. Especially as Cure Windy, she is more associated with the color purple and is stronger than her Egret form.
** ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5GoGo'':
*** The SixthRanger Milky Rose has incredible physical strength compared to the other five girls. She's also the only one who represents the blue rose which is equal to the five red roses represented by the Precures. Her theme color and [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair her hair]] and is purple.
*** [[TheHeroine Cure Dream]], the strongest of the five Cures has PurpleEyes, but has pink as her theme color.
*** [[BigBad The Director]] in ''Yes! 5 [=GoGo=]!'' has a purple [[BadassCape cape]] [[spoiler:which is actually a pair of wings]].
** [[TheBigGirl Cure Berry]] from ''Anime/FreshPrettyCure'' has [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair purple hair]], despite having blue as her theme color. Well, there is only one Cure in her team who has matching hair and theme colors. Her kicks are the strongest among the team.
** [[TheSmartGirl Cure Moonlight]] from ''Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure'' has actuallysilver as her theme color, but purple is also a dominating color of hers. Of course, being at least three years older than the other magical girls and being a Precure veteran have made her the strongest Precure of the group.
** Subverted with [[TheBigGirl Cure Beat]] and [[TagalongKid Cure Muse]] from ''Anime/SuitePrettyCure''. Both of them have a different theme color (blue and yellow, respectively), but Beat has [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair purple hair]] and Muse's Fairy Tone Dodory is purple, the only transformation Fairy Tone that doesn't have the same color that matches the color of the Cure costume. Both, Beat and Muse have powers that differ the powers of the main duo [[TheHeroine Cure Melody]] and [[TheLancer Cure Rhythm]]. And Cure Beat's ''Beat Sonic'' and ''Beat Barrier'' are purple, too.
** Both, [[BigBad Pierrot]] and [[TheDragon Joker]] are the strongest villains in ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure'' and have purple as their theme color.
** ''Anime/DokiDokiPrettyCure'':
*** [[TheLancer Cure Sword]] is also a (one-month) veteran, and she's the best fighter of the four girls at all ([[spoiler:not counting [[TheBigGirl Cure Ace]] who is stronger than all of them]]) only rivaled by [[TheHeroine Cure Heart]] with her finisher moves and by [[TheChick Cure Rosetta]] in hand-to-hand combat. Sword's costume, [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair hair]], [[CurtainsMatchTheWindow eyes]], attacks, BattleAura and MentorMascot are all purple.
*** [[spoiler:[[TheDragon Regina]] wears a costume that was once RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver, but due to her [[EvilCostumeSwitch More Evil Costume Switch]], the red parts became purple. She also easily defeats the four Precures]].
** [[AloofAlly Cure Fortune]] of ''Anime/HappinessChargePrettyCure'' is stated in-series to be the strongest of the four main Cures, who are stated to be the strongest in the world, and is purple-themed. However, the series seems to give hints that Cure Fortune's powers are ''not hers'', but [[TakeUpMySword her sister's, Cure Tender]], who was one of many Cures struck down and captured by the powerful [[TheDragon Phantom]]. A combination of MyGodWhatHaveIDone, HeroicSacrifice, HeroicSecondWind and MidSeasonUpgrade ends up ramping up her power.
** Cure Magical of ''Anime/MahoGirlsPrecure'' is this only by the virtue of having more experience with magic (but not that much) prior to meeting her partner.
%%* Stocking, of ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt''.
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'': Homura's color scheme is purple, and she's significantly more powerful than the other magical girls. However, WordOfGod says that she would only be the strongest should the other girls not know about her abilities; he says that either Mami or Kyoko is the strongest MagicalGirl [[spoiler:besides [[PhysicalGod Ultimate Madoka]]]].
* In ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', [[TheGrimReaper Sailor Saturn]] is heavily associated with the color purple: her uniform has purple accents, her [[PurpleEyes eyes are purple]], even her [[SupernaturalIsPurple magic is purple]]. She only awakens when there is a planet to destroy, a civilization to wipe out, or an [[EldritchAbomination Elder God]] to kill, [[OneManArmy solo]]. In her entire active history, she has only ever failed ''once''.
* In ''LightNovel/SaiunkokuMonogatari'', the eight main noble families are named after colours, and the royal house is purple.
* ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman'': [[BigBad Berg Katse]] always dresses in purple, unless he's in an outright disguise.
* In ''Anime/SenkiZesshouSymphogear G'', [[spoiler:Miku]] gets her own Symphogear which is purple. She has the largest arsenal and she is way stronger than other Symphogear users.
* Certain characters who wear purple in ''[[Franchise/{{Anpanman}} Sorieke! Anpanman]]'' are thus represented as either magical or powerful in some way -- Nazobo since he teleported to the dream world, Yuyakeman since he paints the sunset once the day's done, Princess Durian since she's royalty, and Mrs. Dokudami since she makes healing herbs.
* Ayeka Jurai of ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' fame has purple hair and also happens to be the crown princess to the galaxy's most powerful royal family. [[spoiler:She's actually cheating - her hair's actually blue as she dyed it to impress her brother, Yosho, who actually ''does'' have purple hair.]]
* ''[[Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle Tsubasa]]'' 's Fai is a very powerful mage - even with his [[PowerLimiter power suppressing tattoo]] - and his magic is a very light purple. And it kicks serious ass once he decides to use it. He can travel between dimensions more than just once which other than him only [[Manga/XxxHolic Ichihara Yuuko]] and [[BigBad Fei Wang Reed]] can do. His magic can also grow infinitely which means he might one day be the ''most powerful mage ever in existence''. It also ties in with the "Royalty wears Purple" aspect that pops up a lot as he is, technically, a prince of not just one but two worlds [[spoiler: though one has no inhabitants anymore and the other gets destroyed]].
* ''Anime/VividredOperation'': Zigzagged. Rei (a mix between [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Homura Akemi]] and [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Fate Testarossa]]) has a purple color scheme, but she doesn't have a Palette Suits of her own. However, she's a particularly extreme BadassNormal.
* ''Anime/YuGiOh'':
** Yugi's trademark monster Dark Magician and related cards of the archetype wear purple. Throughout the franchise, Fusion monsters use a purple card background and include some of the strongest monsters in the game, such as Thousand-Eyes Restrict (which absorbs an enemy monster to use its power, prevents other monsters from attacking, and had to be ''banned'' in the real-life game) and the Five-Headed Dragon (a.k.a. Mythic Dragon, which has the highest stats of any monster out there, and can't be destroyed by battle with most monsters even if they ''do'' somehow become stronger than it is).
** Among his assortment of [[BadassLongcoat cool coats]], [[TheRival Seta Kaiba]] has a few purple-colored ones, most prominently wearing one during the Duelist Kingdom arc.
* ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'': Yuya and his AllegedLookalikes all have a Dragon with a different summoning method as their ace method. While Yuya's Odd Eyes Pendulum Dragon, Yuto's Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon, and Yugo's Clear Wing Synchro Dragon all have 2500 ATK, Yuri's Starve Venom Fusion Dragon has 2800. Starve Venom is primarily purple in reference to purple-colored Fusion Monster cards.
* The second ''Anime/YoKaiWatch'' movie introduces King Enma, the king of the yokai world and most powerful yokai in existence. Naturally his medal is colored a unique metallic purple.

[[folder: Comics]]
* The ComicBook/{{Huntress}}, a part of the ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' comics' Bat Family, is almost always depicted wearing purple. She's one of the only members of the Bat Family that doesn't wear all black.
** The third [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2009}} Batgirl]], Stephanie Brown, also has purple on her costume, and as Spoiler it's the primary color. She seems to fit the "feminine" aspect of this trope.
** Barbara Gordon's Comicbook/{{Batgirl}} uniform as of the [[Comicbook/{{Batgirl2011}} 2011 reboot]] also has purple accents, though considerably less than Stephanie's.
** ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} occasionally wore purple as a part of her SpyCatsuit. Originally, from the Golden Age to decades after, until the catsuits/spysuits became the permanent costume, her traditional outfit was a purple dress.
** Talia al Ghul, similar to Catwoman, is an on-again, off-again lover of Batman who is a sometimes a hero and sometimes a villain, and occasionally wears purple as the primary color of her costume.
* ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'': The mighty Djun in the "Hidden Years" and "Shards" storylines wears lots of purple.
* ComicBook/{{Galactus}}: He is viewed differently by all races, and it is stated that humans see him in purple attire because we link the colour to royalty.
* ComicBook/TheHulk has purple shorts.
* ComicBook/TheJoker, with his notorious purple suit and tails, is feared throughout Franchise/TheDCU's underworld.
* ComicBook/{{Magneto}}'s costume is (royal) purple and red (for the blood of the victims he saw die in Auschwitz and afterwards).
* Starfire of the ''Comicbook/TeenTitans'' wears bejeweled purple leotards and monokinis.
* ComicBook/BlackOrchid, a super-powered detective, wears an all-purple superhero costume.
* As the mainstream ComicBook/{{Venom}} looks very dark blue, ''ComicBook/UltimateMarvel'''s Venom looks dark purple.
* In ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'', Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias' trademark colours are purple and gold.
* Psylocke, the badass ninja of the ''ComicBook/XMen'', wears purple (in addition to her [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair purple hair]]).
* Played with in Kate Bishop (ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} of the ''ComicBook/YoungAvengers'') -- she's [[TheTeamNormal the only one on both incarnations of the team]] without a fantastic or supernatural power, backstory, or enhancement [[note]]at least until a depowered [[ComicBook/{{XMen}} Prodigy]] comes along, but even he had all the knowledge he accumulated as a mutant to back him up[[/note]], but this doesn't stop her from being one of the best marskmen in the world. She's also the only character to dress head-to-toe in purple.
* Franchise/MarvelComics villain Zebediah Killgrave's, the Purple Man, MindControl powers are tied into his color scheme, as we've seen in ''ComicBook/{{Alias}}''. He also has a daughter, Kara, who can do the same. Her name's the Purple Woman.
* The [[ComicBook/GreenLantern Star Sapphires]] wield the violet light of Love, and their costumes are normally the same colour. Their rings are among the most powerful weapons and tools in the Universe.
* TomboyPrincess Plourr Ilo of [[ComicBook/XWingSeries Rogue Squadron]] always wears an element of purple while at court. The longer she's there and the more power she wields the more purple her outfit is, starting with a white gown and a purple sash in ''The Warrior Princess'' and ending with wholly purple ensembles by ''Masquerade''.
* ''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks'': In one strip, Huey is debating whether to go see ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'', having harshly criticized ''Film/ThePhantomMenace''. Though he likes the idea of Creator/SamuelLJackson using a purple lightsaber because it's "just such a ''black'' color. Kind of like grape soda."

[[folder: Fan Works]]
* ''FanFic/ThePiecesLieWhereTheyFell'': [[spoiler: Right after awakening her Element of Magic, Xvital's new magic is violet-colored.]]
* ''FanFic/PurpleDays'': Every time he dies, Prince Joffrey Baratheon is struck by agonizing pain, as his vision is consumed by purple light. He refers to the force behind his revival as "the Purple".
* ''Fanfic/GuardiansWizardsAndKungFuFighters'': [[spoiler: Nimue]]'s magic, which is more powerful than that of most other magic users shown, is colored purple.

[[folder: Films -- Animated]]
* Joaquin from ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'' wears a purple top and is the wielder of the Medal of Everlasting Life... [[spoiler:until the end, where he willingly gives it up]].
* Yzma from ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'' has purple as her main colour. Everything and every place that belongs to her is purple - [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation including her skin]].
* In ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', Elsa's coronation cape is purple.
* Randall from ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'' actually is purple. Though he looks it, he's no wimp; despite his scrawny little arms, Randall would have succeeded in suffocating the brawnier Sully were it not for Mike's intervention. Randall also appears to have the most powerful skills out of the monsters seen in the film, as he is lithe, fast, silent, possibly skilled in engineering, and able to blend like a chameleon.
* [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen The Evil Queen]] from ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'' primarily wears a purple dress along with her [[EvilWearsBlack black]] [[OminousOperaCape cape]].

[[folder: Films -- Live-Action]]
* Anyone possessing the infinity stone in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' gains glowing purple eyes.
* ''Film/KickAss'': Hit-Girl wears a purple wig as well as a heavily purple-accented costume.
* Mace Windu wields a purple lightsaber in the Prequel Trilogy. It's the only purple lightsaber seen in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' films, which helps set him apart as an important Jedi. ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'' simply states that the purple crystal is extremely rare and hard to get. Creator/SamuelLJackson requested a purple lightsaber so he could see himself more easily in group battles. It's also the color of Mara Jade's lightsaber, down to hinting that it is in fact Windu's. ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' has Revan use one, and the color is treated as somewhere between a Jedi Guardian and the red color mainly used by Sith.
* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'':
** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'':
*** The 1973-era Sentinels; they are programmed to eliminate mutants.
*** Blink's BattleAura and FacialMarkings. She's either the second-to-last or the last mutant left standing when the X-Men and the Free Mutants directly confront the Future Sentinels.
** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'':
*** In his natural gaseous form, the god-like Apocalypse is purple, and his teleportation "bubble" also has a purple tint. The walls of [[spoiler:Cerebro glow purple when Xavier is [[BlackEyesOfEvil possessed]] by him]].
*** The highlights in Psylocke's hair, her Horseman leotard and her psionic blade are purple, and she's very dangerous.
*** Mystique's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXHZqjkPXrA risqué dress]] is shiny and purple, and she's the most effective combatant at the cage match.
*** The wormhole produced by Nightcrawler's teleportation ability is a luminous purple.
*** In a shot of Jean Grey screaming in the [[spoiler:astral plane]], a purple filter was used over her face, and it's a sign that [[spoiler:her Phoenix powers are being unleashed]].
*** Inverted with Professor X, who is wearing a lilac (which is a pale shade of purple) shirt when he's Apocalypse's prisoner, and he's weaker than the god-like mutant.
* ''Film/WarCraft2016'': the mages forming the council of Kirin Tor, the wizard city, all have purple-glowing eyes.
* ''Film/BlackPanther'': T'Challa's suit turns purple as it absorbs kinetic energy, which he can release in an area blast. Raw Vibranium, the {{Unobtainium}} in the suit and most other Wakandan technology, also appears purple.

[[folder: Literature]]
* Subverted in Literature/TheFourGospels. At his crucifixion, UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} was dressed with purple robe and was given a crown made of thorn by the Romans, both of which are symbols of royalty, but their purpose was to mock him. However, considering [[PhysicalGod what exactly he is]] and [[BackFromTheDead what happened to him later on]], this is ultimately played straight.
* ''Literature/TheAvatarChronicles'': In ''Saga'' by Conor Kostick, everyone in Saga is [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience ranked according to color]] based on their financial status, with the majority of the population being red and orange. The higher the color, the nicer the buildings such as malls/parks/etc you get to enter, and you have more say in the city's laws. The highest-ranking people hold violet cards, and get to wear purple to represent their status.
* In ''Literature/TheCatWhoSeries'', the character Euphonia Gage believed this to be true and wore a lot of purple.
* In ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'', Willy Wonka wears "a tail coat made of a beautiful plum-colored velvet," a fitting color for a LivingLegend SupremeChef GadgeteerGenius MadScientist member of the FictionFiveHundred.
* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', members of the Senior Council of Wizards are given purple stoles to wear to signify their rank and power. The Gatekeeper takes it a step further, wearing robes of a "purple so deep it is almost black."
* In ''Literature/{{Dune}}'', purple is the faction color of the Padishah Emperor.
* In ''Literature/{{Gor}}'':
** Only Ubars (city rulers) and their family may wear purple.
** {{Inverted}} in the Sardar Mountains, the lair of the Priest-Kings (the gods of Gor), it is the slaves who wear purple.
-->"Why do the slaves wear purple?" I asked Misk. "That is the color of the robes of a Ubar."\\
"Because it is a great honor to be the slave of Priest-Kings," said Misk.
* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'', Dolohov's signature spell involves purple fire. When cast non-verbally, this [[GamebreakingInjury severely]] injured Hermione even after the Battle of the Department of Mysteries ended. We never see it cast properly, but as Dolohov killed [[spoiler:Lupin]], it may well have been this spell that did it.
** Albus Dumbledore is one of the most powerful wizards in the world. He's described as wearing a purple cloak or purple robes several times, and in the memory of him visiting Tom Riddle in order to deliver the Hogwarts acceptance letter, his younger self is wearing a flamboyantly cut suit of plum velvet.
* In ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'', the demigods in Camp Jupiter wear purple shirts.
* ''Literature/OneNationUnderJupiter'': Emperor Piissimus is never seen without a purple suit.
* In the ''Literature/SeptimusHeap'' series Marcia Overstrand, the [=ExtraOrdinary=] Wizard, is always dressed in her bright purple official wizard robes. Her shoemaker keeps a special purple snake to make her shoes out of its skin, much to his dismay.
* In ''Literature/TheSeventhTower'', violet is the most powerful color in the [[ColorCodedWizardry light magic spectrum]]. Not coincidentally, it's also the color of the highest of the seven orders of [[TheMagocracy the Chosen]].
** At one point, [[spoiler: Milla]] ponders why the Chosen light attack technique, the Red Ray of Destruction, uses red, which is the second weakest light after white. She promptly finds out upon experimentation that a Purple Ray of Destruction, while exceptionally potent, refuses to dissipate on impact as the red version does, leaving her and her allies dodging around the room for some time as the attack repeatedly bounces off the walls.
* Invoked by the Unicorn club in the ''Literature/SweetValleyHigh'' spinoff series ''Sweet Valley Twins'': a clique of budding {{Alpha Bitch}}es, the Unicorns adopt purple as their signature color because it's the color of royalty and power.
* In Jasper Fforde's Shades of Grey series society is organized based on what color people can see with those who can see purple at the top of society.
* In ''Literature/TheSeichiChronicles'', Britan Westwood, who must become the strongest Hunter to have any hope of killing a certain Asager Shell, has naturally purple hair.

[[folder: Live-Action TV]]
* In ''Series/BabylonFive'' the Centauri invoke this: among them only nobles can wear purple; their secretfiles are called "Purple Files"; and their ships are painted purple. It's also played straight by Londo (wears purple as a noble, and is an AcePilot, a master swordsman and, when sufficiently motivated, an hell of a MagnificentBastard) and the Centauri warships (a near match for Minbari ships of similar size. The Minbari have the advantage of that stealth of theirs and thicker armour, but Centauri ships have showed comparable if not superior firepower, and only the [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien First Ones]] can take that level of firepower and survive.)
* Pops up a few times in ''Series/{{Charmed}}'':
** The potion to vanquish Belthazor -- a power upper-level demon (and his {{Expy}} Sykes) -- is purple.
** In "Charmed & Dangerous" Piper makes a potion to replicate her exploding power. She remarks that when it turns purple, it's a mark of how strong it is.
** Gideon, a powerful [[spoiler:and evil!]] Elder has purple orbs - as opposed to the standard blueand white.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** The Fourth Doctor's Season 18 outfit is usually referred to as burgundy by fans but it's actually a purplier red that the costume designer called 'plum' - she claims she used it because it existed between the extremes of red and blue, and because of its associations with Roman patricians (and hence Lordliness). Season 18 took the Doctor's character in a far more noble and patriarchal direction than he'd gone in before then.
** The season nine episode "The Woman Who Lived," in which a stream of energy emanating from a dying character's chest in this color causes the Doctor to gasp, "Purple...the colour of death!" This could be a callback to the fact that mauve, a shade of purple, is considered the universal danger color instead of red in the universe of the new series, as referenced in season one's "The Empty Child"...or it could just be an extraordinary coincidence.
* In ''Series/GilmoreGirls'', Mia, the owner of the inn which Lorelai manages, always appears in purple.
* Franchise/KamenRider has been playing with this trope, particularly after MultiformBalance was introduced:
** ''Series/KamenRiderKuuga's'' Titan Form is the purple one, and the MightyGlacier.
** In ''Series/KamenRiderRyuki'', the sociopathic Takeshi Asakura/Kamen Rider Ouja wears purple armor, and remained the greatest threat in the Rider War for much of the series.
** ''Series/KamenRiderDenO's'' Gun Form is the purple one, and powered by a purple Imagin named Ryuutaros through DemonicPossession, which, due to having been subtly possessing the main hero for quite some time, needs ''three other Imagin'' to free the host. And not without reason, as he's also a PsychopathicManchild.
** ''Series/KamenRiderKiva'' homages ''Kuuga'' above with Dogga Form, another purple MightyGlacier.
** ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'' has the Joker Gaia Memory, which is more of a black/dark purple. While it's usually one half of Double, usually paired up with Cyclone, this is what Shoutaro defaults to when he fights solo and he can fight quite well on his own.
** In ''Series/KamenRiderOOO'', the purple Core Medals power both the hero's SuperMode and the series' BigBad. [[spoiler:They are also the only thing capable of destroying the other Core Medals]]. However, those Core Medals are just as bad as Ryuutaros as the form it becomes, [=PuToTyra=], ''won't'' stop with the enemy.
** ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'''s [[TheMovie movie]] introduced Meteor Fusion States, which combines Cosmic States with Kamen Rider Meteor's power. It stays purple when the movie crossover with ''Series/KamenRiderWizard'' brings back Nadeshiko and adds her to the mix as Meteor Nadeshiko Fusion States.
* On ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', [[TheEmpire the Dominion]]'s primary color is purple.
* From ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' and ''Franchise/PowerRangers'':
** Wolzard from ''Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger''/Koragg the Knight Wolf from ''Series/PowerRangersMysticForce''; TheDragon and a BlackKnight that could have killed the Rangers several times over if [[NobleDemon his honor]] hadn't led him to rationalize that they're NotWorthKilling. [[spoiler:Though when he has a HeelFaceTurn at the end, his armor goes from purple to red]].
** In ''Series/JukenSentaiGekiranger''/''Series/PowerRangersJungleFury'', the first of the team's two {{Sixth Ranger}}s is colored purple (and incidentally also wolf-themed like Wolzard/Koragg is).
** ''Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger'' features the violet mecha Plezuon, whose power is so great, the villains FREAK when they find it's coming back to Earth.
* In ''Series/OnceUponATime'', ''evil'' magic is a purple mist. Also, ''The Evil Queen's'' dark magic is purple. The magic for different characters is color coded (Cora is blue, Zelena is green). [[spoiler:Regina's good magic (which is implied to be far more powerful) is white]].
* [[Creator/DavidTennant Kilgrave]] in ''Series/{{Jessica Jones|2015}}'' is [[ComicbookMoviesDontUseCodenames never called the "Purple Man" like his Comics counterpart]]. However, his wardrobe is primarily composed of purple colors. In addition, the appearance of purple in any shot almost always indicates his arrival or the presence of one of his agents. Whenever Jessica has a flashback to her time under Kilgrave's control her memories tend to be tinted purple, and it is a good indication whether someone's dealing with trauma from an encounter with him, as Hope's prison attack makes clear.
* ''Series/ShakespeareUnwrapped'' - a dramatization of ''Theatre/KingLear'' color codes the sisters. Goneril, the oldest and most power-hungry, wears a purple sash around her dress.
* Walter White's sister-in-law Marie Schrader in ''Series/BreakingBad'', who always wears purple and surrounds herself with objects in the color, is a subversion, as her obsession with the color represents her snobbishness and sense of entitlement which she does not warrant whatsoever.

[[folder: Music]]
* Purple was the signature colour of Music/{{Prince}}, and he had typically associated it with being cool. He even had the FanNickname "His Purple Badness."
** Before him the group probably most associate with purple probably would've been The Temptations.

[[folder: Pinball]]
* In Creator/SternPinball's ''Pinball/{{Transformers}}'', the Decepticons are represented by "Decepticon violet" on the indicator lights and the playfield, even extending to the cabinet in some of the Limited Edition tables.

[[folder: Professional Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/TheUndertaker wore purple gloves and ankle guards during the early to mid nineties.
* Wrestling/JohnCena wore a purple shirt around late 2010 to mid 2011.
* Many wrestlers wore purple wrestling gears from time-to-time such as Wrestling/{{Edge}}, Wrestling/{{Christian}}, Wrestling/ChrisJericho, Wrestling/ChrisBenoit, Wrestling/EddieGuerrero, Wrestling/ReyMysterio, Wrestling/TripleH, Wrestling/RandySavage, Wrestling/UltimateWarrior, etc.
* WWE Diva Ivory overlapped this with GracefulLadiesLikePurple as while she called herself a lady, she was also very Badass. 95% of her outfits were purple and she even carried a purple scarf to the ring with her in her early career.
* Wrestling/ZackRyder. WOO WOO WOO, You know it!
* Wrestling/SashaBanks adopted a few purple outfits after christening herself "The Boss".
* After winning the WWE Divas' Championship, Wrestling/{{Paige}} swapped her usual black and grey outfit for one that was black and purple.
* Around 2003, Wrestling/TrishStratus wore a lot of purple wrestling outfits. She won her fourth Women's Championship (matching a record held by The Fabulous Moolah) while wearing a metallic purple singlet.
* Wrestling/MickieJames showed a lot of fondness for purple outfits in the year 2009, when she held the WWE Divas' Championship.

[[folder: Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''
** The Purple Dragons are the valiant knights of Cormyr in the ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' Campaign Setting.
** ''[[Tabletop/{{Greyhawk}} The World of Greyhawk]]'', AKA: The default setting for ''Dungeons And Dragons'', has Boccob, the Greater God of Magic, who favors the color purple for his priesthood.
** Added to the titular Dragons in one of the ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'' magazine issues, and put into the official ''Dragon Compendium'' are the Purple Dragons. One of the three "lost" Chromatic Dragons[[note]]The other two being the Orange and Yellow[[/note]], the Purple Dragons are notable for being one of the only two Chromatic dragons who can grow to [[GiantFlyer Colossal size]][[note]]The other being the Red Dragons[[/note]] and are also amongst the smartest of all dragons, and often [[EvilOverlord taking over entire kingdoms]]. They're also unique in the fact that, unlike the metallic dragons who often have 2 different breath weapons, and the chromatics which have one, the Purple dragons have a breath weapon with ''three'' different types: a cone of searing energy, a burst of blinding power, or a deadly blade of pure energy.
** The Deep Dragons, first described in the [[TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms Monsters of Faerûn]] book, were primarily a dark purple. Most players would rather face an angry Red dragon than a Deep Dragon because of the Deep Dragon's abilities, including the dreaded Level Drain. In fact, 4th Edition [[PutOnABus put the Dragon Magazine Purple Dragons on a bus]] and renamed the Deep Dragons to Purple Dragons, adding them to the Chromatic Dragon roster for that edition.
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'', Indigo and Violet are way high up on the security clearance spectrum, just below [[LightIsNotGood Ultraviolet]].
* Averted in ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' fanon, where purple (or orange) is considered to be [[HighlyVisibleNinja a sneaky color]] by orks, definitely not a color the strongest ork would wear (red is faster, blue is lucky, black is tough, yellow is MoreDakka, etc.). Why is it considered sneaky? Well, have ''you'' ever seen an ork in purple warpaint? [[InsaneTrollLogic Of course not, that's how sneaky it makes them]].
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Citadels}}'', the best district cards (classified as the Special districts) have a purple colour code.

[[folder: Theatre]]
* In Japanese Kabuki, purple makeup is used to identify the character as a royal or a nobleman.

[[folder: Theme Parks]]
* At Ride/UniversalStudios:
** Most of the Doombots in ''Ride/DoctorDoomsFearfall'' have purple-colored armor.
** In ''Theatre/TheEighthVoyageOfSindbad'', the powerful sorceress Miseria wears a mostly-purple outfit.
** Initially played straight with ''Ride/TheIncredibleHulkCoaster'', but later averted with the ride's 2016 update, which removed nearly all traces of purple from the attraction and replaced it with black or blue. Even the Hulk statue at the ride's entrance sports his modern look with blue pants instead of purple.
** Storm wears a purple and black costume in ''Ride/StormForceAccelatron''.

[[folder: Toys]]
* Megatron of ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' is very purple, very cunning, and very powerful. Ironically, his purpleness decreased every time he became stronger.
* ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'':
** Onepu is the only good guy set from the original series that has this color, and although he is "just" a [[{{Hobbits}} Matoran]], he counts as a BadassNormal for being the captain of the Ussalry regiments and a champion Ussal racer.
** Shadow Kraata, colored purple, represent the "highest" and most dangerous form of the evolution of Kraata slugs.
** From ''[[Toys/{{Bionicle2015}} the new sets]]'', Onua has a good amount of purple on him. He also has noticeably larger arms and a giant hammer.
* ''{{Transformers}}'': [[BigBad Galvatron]] and a number of other Decepticons. Heck, the ''Decepticon insignia itself'' is traditionally purple.

[[folder: Video Games]]
* In ''VideoGame/AdventureQuestWorlds'', Chaos itself is purple. Drakath is The Champion of Chaos and has purple armor. Some of the Chaos Lordsare purple as well, as are some who are infected with chaos. Desoloth is powerful and is purple [[spoiler:until he became Desolich (but he did have purple eyes)]]. Nythera and her dragon form are purple.
* In ''VideoGame/AzureStrikerGunvolt'', [[BigBad Nova Tsukiyomi]] has purple hair, wears a purple uniform, and his powers are mostly colored purple [[IAmNotLeftHanded at first]]. He's also one of the strongest [[PsychicPowers Adepts]] in the setting and one of the few stronger than [[BlueIsHeroic Gunvolt]], with his powerset including the ability to [[ColonyDrop drop giant meteors on his enemies]].
* In ''VideoGame/BlazBlueChronophantasma'' every [[SNKBoss Unlimited character]] has a magenta aura on his[=/=]her character portrait.
%%** Two words: [[ColonelBadass Kagura]] [[CastingAShadow Mutsuki]].
* The fuchsia outfit worn by the showgirl in ''VideoGame/BloodyGoodTime''.
* Magus from ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' wears a combination of purple and (depending on the artwork) a red or blue cape.
* In ''VideoGame/DragonFable'', Drakath subverts this trope [[spoiler:until he becomes a strong purple dragon]] and Nythera plays it straight.
* The emperor's robes in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion''.
* In VideoGame/{{Espgaluda}} II''[='=]s console-exclusive Arrange mode, there are three colors of bullets: red, blue, and purple. Red and blue bullets can be shot away, but purple shots cannot.
* In ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness'', the three [[EldritchAbomination Elder gods]] Xelotath, Ulyaoth, and Chattur'gha exist in a state of ElementalRockPaperScissors, and are associated with the colorsgreen, blue, and red, respectively. The fourth god, Mantorok, is associated with the color purple and can overpower or out-strategize any of the three other gods.
* In ''VideoGame/EternalSonata'', the main antagonist, Count Waltz, wears a crown and robes that are mostly a royal shade of deep purple.
* Throughout ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'', the Behemoth, infamous EliteMook, is purple.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'': In remakes the Lunar Eidolon {{Bonus Boss}}es are blue and purple. Dark Kain, Kain's EnemyWithout, wears purple armor [[spoiler:since he transforms into Lunar Bahamut]]; and in some depictions the normal Kain wears purple armor himself. BigBad Zemus wears a long purple robe.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'': A lot of the powered-up monsters in the new Bonus Dungeon in the Gameboy Advance remake are purple and pink. Terra's [[SuperMode Esper form]] is pink in sprites, but artwork and her ''Dissidia'' design depict it as purple. Kefka's [[AGodAmI god form]] is a purple FallenAngel.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'': Cloud Strife wears a First Class SOLDIER uniform, which is purple.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'': [[LadyOfBlackMagic Edea's]] whole color scheme is black and purple and she specializes in powerful sorcery.
** ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'': As mentioned, there is Terra's Esper form, as well as allfour outfits of TheEmperor.
%%** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'': Kuja's iconic {{Stripperific}} attire is various shades of purple, including his hair.
** Caius Ballad from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2''. His hair, clothes, and {{BFS}} are all a dark shade of purple.
* [[GreaterScopeVillain William Afton]], [[NoNameGiven originally known as Purple Man]], from ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys2'' not only killed at least five children, but he also managed to stop Freddy from saving them. Keep in mind that Freddy is a very powerful robot for the game's setting, and yet when Afton touches Freddy, the game freezes and prompts "You can't" before exiting to desktop. [[spoiler:It's also implied he could be a security guard. He also managed to somehow get away with murder, not being caught by the police and only being taken down when he was [[BodyHorror crushed alive in the Springtrap suit]]. [[ImplacableMan Even that didn't stop him, since he's]] still somewhat alive in ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys3''.]]
* In ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddysSisterLocation'', Funtime Freddy has a white and purple color scheme. [[spoiler: It also hints that there was more than one Purple Man, and that the one that became Springtrap was in fact William.]]
* Lilac from ''VideoGame/FreedomPlanet'' has purple-colored skin and is the heroine of the game. [[spoiler:She wallops the game's Main/BigBad, Lord Brevon, with a super-charged Dragon Boost after defeating him at the Final Dreadnought]].
* While unintentional, the strongest element in the ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'' series is Jupiter (wind+lightning), which is associated with the color purple and strong against 80% of the enemies and bosses. Even the GameBreaker in [[VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawnthe third game]] is affiliated with Jupiter. This is in contrast to main protagonists' element Venus (earth+nature+darkness); while intended to be the strongest element [[note]]strongest weapon unleash[[/note]], the same bunch of monsters have high resistance against it, rendering Venus-based offenses and therefore the main protagonists ''useless'' most of the time.
* ''VideoGame/GuildWars2'':
** The ColorMotif of the Mesmer class is purple, and of all the magic professions, they are the ones stated to be using magic in its most raw and basic state, granting them the power to [[RealityWarper warp reality]].
** The game uses a tier of colors for item quality, with purple being reserved solely for Legendary items, weapons that have the highest possible stats, and completely unique appearances. Similarly, Legendary enemies have a purple border on their unit picture.
** During the Breachmaker battle Scarlet created various colored holograms. The final and most powerful was the Ultraviolet Hologram.
* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'': '''''Every''''' piece of technology built by [[ScaryDogmaticAliens the Covenant Empire]] is purple, from their vehicles to their starships.
* ''VideoGame/{{Hellsinker}}'':
** Oneof Fossil Maiden's subweapons is a double sword. The purple blade does more damage than the yellow blade, at the expense of penetration.
** Luna chips -- the ones that recharge your Luna meter, keeping your firing quantity high, are purple.
* One of the most dangerous dragons in ''VideoGame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic'' games is the fairy dragon, who is purple. This cute abomination can cast very high-level spells before your army can even move.
* In ''VideoGame/HouseOfTheDead 4'', [[TheDragon the Star]] fires purple bursts of energy.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Ingress}}'', levels for items and portals are color-coded -- yellow (level 1) as weakest, Level 4 (red) as moderate, and Level 8 (purple) the most powerful.
* ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'':
** Purple is the color of [[PurpleIsTheNewBlack dark/chaotic magic]] and is also associated with Void energy.
** Dark magic users -- Syndra, Morgana, Hecarim, [=LeBlanc=], Nocturne, Lulu, and Ryze (thelast two more chaotic than dark).
** Void energy users -- Malzahar, Varus, Kassadin, Vel'Koz, others.
* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'', the Master Sword has a purple hilt and is much more powerful than its previous Goddess Sword forms. The color purple also seems to be associated with the goddess Hylia, as it is a feature of various items and artifacts that are linked to her throughout the game; Goddess Cubes, Walls, Shield, Crests and Plumes, as well as [[spoiler:the Gates of Time and the accessories worn by Zelda when she's relocated by Link]], all have the same glossy purple coloration.
* The ''VideoGame/LegoStarWars'' series has an unlockable red brick power-up called "Super Lightsabers". Doing this causes the blades to turn purple.
* Lord Dearche from ''VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable'', who has a purple aura, wears a purple outfit, uses the Tome of the Purple Sky, and generally comes with a purple motif. She's also one of the most powerful characters in the series, capable of destroying planets [[spoiler:or reviving them]]. Yuri Eberwein, known as the Sovereign of the Purple Sky [[spoiler:and the one Lord Dearche was created for the purpose of regulating her powers]], is even stronger, with her mere presence causing the fluctuations in time and space that allowed the CrisisCrossover of ''Gears of Destiny'' to happen.
* ''VideoGame/MechQuest'' has the Chrono Corrupter Mech which is more overpowering and purple.
* ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'':
** [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Ridley]], the sadistic [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking leader]] of the SpacePirates and Samus's ArchNemesis. [[DependingOnTheArtist Though his color varies]], he is usually cooler shades of purple and is always ThatOneBoss.
** The Gravity Suit, which is often the final suit, is also purple.
* ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' (SNES) has a LifeMeter that starts out full and green, and can be filled up more, turning the meter blue and ultimately purple at maximum health.
* ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'': Endermen are the most powerful naturally-spawning enemies in the Overworld. Their eyes glow purple, as do their particle effects. Also, Obsidian is purple and the strongest destroy-able block in the game, takes longer to mine even with the best pick, and is the hardest to obtain in the overworld.
* ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'' has Purple as the highest accessible level of melee weapon sharpness in the main series. The only games that really subvert this are the PC games, though occasionally there will be the odd main game that only reaches up to White sharpness, the level immediately below Purple. Purple is typically reserved only for the final tier or upgrade of weapons, and will occasionally require an additional armour skill to unlock, though some weapons will never reach Purple no matter what you do.
* The ''VideoGame/{{Neptunia}}'' series features the protagonists Neptune, Nepgear, and Plutia all wearing purple. This is even more apparent in their SuperMode as Purple Heart, Purple Sister, and Iris Heart respectively.
* If there is a purple monster in ''VideoGame/NetHack'', it is invariably the most powerful in its class: demon lords, titans, gnome and dwarf kings, elven kings, mind flayers, killer bee queens, Croesus, and almost all Quest nemeses.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Pikmin}} 2'', Purple Pikmin are the strongest types. They're not only 10 times heavier then a Pikmin of any other color; they are also 10 times as strong and, when thrown, have a chance of stunning the enemy. They are {{Game Breaker}}s if used correctly.
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'':
** [[OlympusMons Mewtwo]] is colored purple, as opposed to Mew's (Mewtwo's [[CloningBlues template]]) pink.
** Genesect from ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite''.
** Dragon-types are represented with purple on official type charts(though Poison is a different purple) and are the strongest in the games.
** In ''VideoGame/PokemonRanger: Guardian Signs'', Purple Eyes is the strongest of the Pokemon Pinchers' admins[[spoiler: and ultimately usurps the position of the BigBad, taking control of the aforementioned Mewtwo]].
** The Master Ball is a purple Poké Ball. It's also the most effective kind of Poké Ball there is, with a [[NoSavingThrow 100% catch rate]].
* In some of the ''VideoGame/PurpleMoon'' PC CD-ROM games, Rockett Movado (the protagonist) wore a dark purple sweater. NEVER UNDERESTIMATE A JUNIOR HIGH PRE-TEEN RED-HAIRED GIRL WHO LOVES PURPLE! Actually, it was their idea of making the CD-ROM discs dark purple.
* The final and most powerful weapon in ''Quake IV'' is the Dark Matter Gun, whose ammo and shots glow with a purple aura.
* In the final stage of ''VideoGame/{{Raiden}} II'', the final stage's enemy ships have purple accents, unlike enemies in previous stages.
* In VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2's expansion pack ''Yuri's Revenge'', the titular BigBad's forces are purple.
* The original ''VideoGame/ReflecBeat'' has a user interface with heavy emphasis on purple coupled with gold, making the game look very bold and high-class. Its sequels, which are LighterAndSofter in theme, drop the use of purple in their [=UIs=].
* In the ''VideoGame/RocketKnightAdventures'' series, Axel Gear, Sparkster's EvilCounterpart, wears a suit of dark purple armor in each of the games (barring ''Rocket Knight (2010)'', where he wears a suit of red armor instead). Axel Gear serves as TheDragon to whoever the game's BigBad is, and [[MirrorBoss his abilities rival those of Sparkster himself]].
* Grolla Seyfarth from ''VideoGame/{{Rosenkreuzstilette}}'', the MagicKnight and one of the strongergirls in the RKS, has an overall purple motif. Purple hair, [[CurtainsMatchTheWindow purple eyes]], purple teleportation magic... even her battle song is called "Dark Purple Moon"!
* In the [[MassivelyMultiplayerOnlineRolePlayingGame MMORPG]] ''VideoGame/RuneScape'', the main color of the god Zaros is purple and Zaros is generally thought to be one of the most powerful beings in the game. Also, dragonstones are the third-rarest and third-most powerful gemstone, and they are purple in color.
* Purple is the gang color of the [[BadassCrew Third Street Saints]] in the ''Franchise/SaintsRow'' series.
* ''VideoGame/SaintsRowGatOutOfHell'': The supernatural arms Johnny and Kinzie pick up have purple glowing runes all over them.
* ''Franchise/SpyroTheDragon'' is purple, and in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfSpyro'' continuity, it's a sign of legendary power and beingable to learn [[AllYourPowersCombined all]] ElementalPowers, not just one.
* In ''VideoGame/StarCraftIIHeartOfTheSwarm'', Kerrigan, after [[spoiler:de-infested at the end of [[VideoGame/StarCraftIIWingsOfLiberty the previous game]], travels to the Zerg homeworld of Zerus and reacquires her Queen Of Blades body, this time with full control of herself. Whereas her old, evil version had glowing yellow eyes and powers, her new "Primal Queen" form, which is stated to be ''vastly'' more powerful, has a purple color scheme]].
* In ''VideoGame/StarOceanTheLastHope'', resident badass party member Arumat wears an outfit that is largely colored plum purple and his default / cutscenes SinisterScythe has a glowing purple blade.
* Many [[MassivelyMultiplayerOnlineRolePlayingGame MMORPGs]] use a color coding system to convey the rarity and power of objects in the game. Worthless items are grey, uncommon ones are green, rare items are blue, and "epic" items--the most powerful items that the average player can hope to obtain--are purple. ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'' uses it not only for actual ''items'', but also for Bridge Officers (though since the only real thing it decides is which skills they ''start'' with, and you can use Bridge Officers to train the ones you already have instead of recruiting them, that doesn't necessarily mean very much in the long run) and Duty Officers (where it means a great deal, since the rarer the Duty Officer allocated, the greater a bonus to success rates ''and'' rewards for Doff assignments you get).
* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':
** Wario is a massively strong FatBastard who regularly breaks through solid stone; he's probably the strongest human in the series. He wears purple overalls.
** Waluigi: Everything is purple today. [[Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily Purple is a color]].
* The Administrator and Miss Pauling in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''. This is especially [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience significant]], given that the mercenaries all belong to RED or BLU and wear the appropriate colour -- The Administratorand Miss Pauling control both of them, and so wear a combination of both colours. And Unusuals, the best quality a hat (or weapon, in Horseless Headless Horsemann's Headtaker's case) can get, are marked with purple text.
* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'':
** The Yakumo "family" uses ColorfulThemeNaming to sort its three members in order by power, corresponding to the color's light frequency: Chen (orange) the weakest, Ran (indigo) stronger, and Yukari (violet) not only the most powerful of the trio, but one of the most powerful beings in Gensokyo.
** A lesser example is Patchouli Knowledge, with her lavender hair and matching robes, hat, and shoes. She's an extremely talented magician, and the master of the seven elements of the Japanese calendar.
* Queen Catalina in ''{{VideoGame/Trapt}}'' wears a purple outfit.
* ''Ultima Forever'', the remake of ''VideoGame/UltimaIV'', replaced Lord British with Lady British (due to rights issues), and she wears a CoolCrown and [[PrettyInMink ermine-trimmed]] [[RequisiteRoyalRegalia robe]] that are largely colored purple.
* ActionGirl Virginia's fuchsia PimpedOutDress in ''VideoGame/WildArms3''.
* ''VideoGame/TheWonderful101'': [[TheRival Rival]] Prince Vorkken utilizes his own version of the hero's Unite Morph weapons, called Unify Morphs. In addition to mimicking the hero's weapons, he can also morph up replicas of the game's enemies and both he and his Dragon Chewgi have their own Morphs unique to them. All of them save Chewgi's Unify Naginata (which is brown) are purple with yellow edges, and it's implied that the Unify Morphs are stronger than the Unite Morphs.
* In many games with [[RandomDrops color-coded loot systems]], purple loot signifies rare or unique items. ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' does this, with most other [=MMOs=] following suit such that "phat purps" has become slang.
** A different meaning of 'powerful': for a while, a somewhat higher number of Warcraft guild masters were Warlocks, whose class is represented by the color purple. [[note]]Why Warlocks? In Vanilla WoW (i.e. pre-''The Burning Crusade'') almost every other class had some secondary non-DPS combat role to play in the major raids (Priests, Druids, Shamans, and Paladins had to heal; Warriors had to tank; Hunters had the skills to pull groups of enemies to a group without dying, etc). Warlocks did not, leaving some free to take a more supervisory role.[[/note]]
** Dalaran is home to many of the most powerful wizards on Azeroth, and its architecture and banners are predominantly purple in color. Their keep is even called the Violet Citadel.
** The WarsongClan were the strongest warriors in Thrall's Horde in Warcraft III, and they also wore purple.
** Balnazzar, the strongest of the Dreadlords in ''The Frozen Throne'', also wore purple.
* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'':
** Espio the Chameleon is this for Team Chaotix, having studied in the ways of ninjutsu.
** Knuckles the Echidna sports purple eyes and is shown to have incredible powers
** Blaze the Cat has purple fur and wears mostly purple - she's a princess, protector of the Sol Emeralds and controls fire.
** Big the Cat also has purple fur. Despite being a GentleGiant, he is the strongest character in the franchise, being able to lift up a car as if it was a toy.
** Nicole the Holo-Lynx from ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'' wears a predominantly purple outfit. As an AI, she's the most powerful when she's in the digital world.
* In ''VideoGame/{{crossbeats}} REV.'', the hardest chart difficulty, Unlimited, is represented by the color purple.
* ''Franchise/StreetFighter''[='s=] Akuma enriches his style with the power of the Satsui no Hadou, which gives his ki a purple hue (compared to Ryu, Ken, or Gouken, whose ki is blue-colored). When Ryu [[SuperpoweredEvilSide messes with it]] his also becomes purple.
* In ''VideoGame/{{maimai}}'', the two hardest chart difficulties, Master and Re:Master, are color-coded as purple.
* Rean Schwarzer ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel III'' ends up getting a purple aura when he loses control of his SuperpoweredEvilSide and annihilates the corrupted beast guarding one of the seven treasures of the goddess Aidios. This is reflected in his Rush attack where instead of it being normally red, it turns purple.
* In ''[[Videogame/MechWarrior MechWarrior Living Legends]]'', the Heavy Particle Projector Cannon LightningGun, Heavy Large Laser, and the Heavy Gauss Rifle [[MagneticWeapons railgun]] are all purple and have booming, bassy firing noises. Their lesser counterparts (PPC, Large Beam Laser, Gauss Rifle) have blue effects and deal ''significantly'' less damage, but are more well-rounded.
* The [=UDamage=]/Double Damage item in the ''VideoGame/{{Unreal}}'' games surround the player, or its weapon, with a purple forcefield-like aura. This is also represented ingame with a purple light from the player's feet.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', a purple, white, and gold color scheme is associated with the royal family, who are some of the toughest and most story-important boss battles in the game: Asgore, [[spoiler:[[WakeUpCallBoss Toriel]], and [[TrueFinalBoss Asriel]]]].

[[folder: Web Comics]]
* In ''Webcomic/AgentsOfTheRealm'' both Provenance, which used to keep the two Realms together, and Alchemist's magic, which broke the Provenance, are purple.
* The Jokers of ''Webcomic/AliceAndTheNightmare'', elite force of Diamonds that no-one mocks, have purple as their colour.
* Tristan of ''Webcomic/AngelMoxie'' wears a dark violet BadassLongcoat.
* In ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge'', [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/000501c the Author sprite is recolored purple (and blue)]]. And you don't get much more powerful than a DeusExMachina.
* The Touched and [[BigBad the Sovereign]] appear with purple energy and purple-lined text in ''Webcomic/CaptainSNES''.
* In ''Webcomic/CyanideAndHappiness'' there's the Purple-Shirted Eye Stabber, a serial killer who [[ExactlywhatItSaysOnTheTin goes around gouging people's eyes out]].
* Among the clans in ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'', the Sharen are among the only ones to wear purple, befitting their status as rulers of the Empire. The [[spoiler:former]] Empress Diva'ratrika in particular is fond of it, as is her eldest daughter, Snadhya'rune.
* Complains Of Names from ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'' has purple IME. It becomes really badass after [[spoiler:he becomes part demon and his IME contains a huge purple demon tail]].
* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', purple is literally power, since the upper classes of troll society have [[AlienBlood purplish blood]]. Feferi and her ancestor [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Her Imperious Condescension]] are the only two trolls whose blood is tyrian purple and are as high as it gets. As such, the Hero of Rage clothes are purple-ish, and Eridan (a violet blood) [[spoiler:single-handedly murdered Kanaya and Feferi, and several seemingly invincible angels]].
* In ''Webcomic/ChampionsOfFaraus'', Leilusa, a goddess of shadow, has a predominantly purple colour scheme.This also applies to her friend and co-owner/ruler of the Hyperia pantheon, Hyperion, a god of light, although he has ''much'' less purple in his colour scheme.
* In ''Webcomic/StringTheory'', Abel's PsychicPowers manifest with purple light, and he's elevated his MindOverMatter abilities to "demigod"-level {{Reality Warp|er}}ing.

[[folder: Western Animation]]
* The eponymous hero of ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' wears a purple outfit. Although it seems to be more of an InvokedTrope, as he only follows this trope about [[LetsGetDangerous half the time]].
* In the Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse to the WesternAnimation/DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies, the supporting character ComicBook/LoisLane wears purple very often, along with having [[PurpleEyes violet eyes]]. Both traits are now regular in the comic books also ([[DependingOnTheArtist depending on the artist]]). It codifies her as both a BadassNormal and Superman's iconic partner.
* Raven Queen in ''Franchise/EverAfterHigh'', hermagic glows in purple, and she happens to be a daughter of an evil queen. Fortunately she isn't like her mother, but her power can get out of control and do some unexpected damages.
* Goliath from ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' is purple and leader of his clan.
* [[KnightTemplar Black Knight]] from ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'' fits the trope (even when the name would probably throw you off) as she eventually is in charge of [[LawEnforcementInc Providence]] and leads the place with more efficiency than [[BubbleBoy White Knight]] would have dreamed of. This is taken even further [[spoiler:with her [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual E.V.O.]] form and later with her [[PhysicalGod meta-nanite form]]]].
* Skeletor of ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983'' wore purple clothing and a purple hood over his skull-face, certainly falling on the evil side of the trope.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/JemAndTheHolograms'' has the rival band The Stingers wearing purple. Riot declares himself music royalty.
* In the fourth season of ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', after her original mission outfit is destroyed, Kim tries several times to find a replacement before finally getting a permanent new one with a purple top.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** The main character Twilight Sparkle is a purple unicorn--a magic user who won the SuperpowerLottery. She isn't limited to a specialized discipline like other unicorns: her discipline is magic itself. She's also been chosen by the ancient superweapons known as the Elements of Harmony to be the Element of Magic. Princess Celestia, resident god-empress of Equestria, says she has never seen as much raw power in one pony in her long, presumably immortal, life. Purple Is Powerful, indeed. As of the end of season three she becomes an [[WingedUnicorn alicorn.]]
** "The Great and Powerful" Trixie wears a purple RobeAndWizardHat as part of her airs of being a great sorceress. She also has PurpleEyes.
** When Rarity plays a princess in a play, she wears a [[RequisiteRoyalRegalia purple royal gown]].
** Shining Armor, Twilight's brother, wears guard armor that is purple in color. He's no slouch in terms of power, either, since he can create and keep up a ForceField huge enough to englobe the capital of Equestria and strong enough to keep out an invading army. [[spoiler:Or, if the army is already in, [[ATwinkleInTheSky blast it away]]]].
** In Season 5 introduces [[DarkMagicalGirl Starlight Glimmer]], a unicorn with a purple mane. She doesn't seem very threatening at first, until we learn [[spoiler: that she knows a special magic spell that ''removes cutie marks'' from ponies, and has used it to take control over a society of ponies under the false guise of harmony and equality, as well as stripping the Mane Six of their powers]]. When she returns for another go around in the Season 5 finale, her skills and powers have increased to the point where she can take on Princess Twilight Sparkle head to head. The Mane Six took notice of Starlight's immense magical power and potential, [[spoiler: which is why she is taken in as Twilight's apprentice after her defeat and HeelFaceTurn]].
* WesternAnimation/OKKOLetsBeHeroes! has Professor Venomous, a purple-skinned villain with a power level of -7.
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'':
** Garnet, the leader of the gems, with a distinctly magenta color scheme that even shifts more towards purple later in the series. She's also the [[LargeAndInCharge tallest]] of the current Crystal Gems, and both extremely strong and a {{Seer}}. The element of red and blue combined is also significant [[spoiler:in that she is a fusion of the very red Ruby and the very blue Sapphire, who complement and match each other to such a degree that Garnet is basically a perfect fusion]].
** Incidentally, Amethyst of the same team has a violet color scheme, but isn't distinguished as particularly powerful -- implications are even made that she's [[spoiler:not as strong as she should be]].
* ''WesternAnimation/StormHawks'':
** ActionGirl Starling has a purple-glowing weapon, making her stand out visually; most [[PowerGlows weapon colours]] in the series tend to be blue, red, or yellow.
** BigBad Master Cyclonis, who is royalty and an EvilSorceress, is also associated with purple.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'': Raven, unlike her [[ComicBook/TeenTitans comic book counterpart]], has purple hair. Also, Starfire in this series also wears purple, though it's a [[AdaptationalModesty skirt, knee-high boots and a halter rather than monokini.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'':
** Dark Energon glows purple, strengthens [[BigBad Megatron]], can be used as a poison, and can create NonHumanUndead. It's also the blood of [[EldritchAbomination Unicron]].
** A [[WesternAnimation/BeastWars certain other Megatron]] had a purple dinosaur for an altmode, and is widely regarded as one of the best incarnations of the character ever.
** The Deceptibrand is traditionally purple (As is their laser fire) and most members of the faction have at least some purple in the color schemes (Shockwave, Cyclonus, Blitzwing, Lugnut, etc.). Perhaps the biggest exemplifier is G1 Galvatron. Immensely more powerful than he was as Megatron, as demonstrated by his incinerating Starscream with a single blast from cannon mode.
** G1's green-and-purple Devastator was the first [[CombiningMecha combiner]] in the franchise, and is a towering brute with colossal strength.

[[folder: Real Life]]
%%* Curium. It's a radioactive element which glows purple in low light due to ionized-air glow.
* The coronation robes of the UsefulNotes/UnitedKingdom are purple.
* In the nineteenth century, the invention of the cheap synthetic purple dye mauveine changed this: suddenly everyone could buy purple clothes, sparking a brief fashion craze. Because of this, purple was used as a colour by some republican and feminist groups, because "what had once been only the province of royalty is now available to all the people, and the same should be true of political power".
* Because of this trope, purple is a color that job seekers sometimes wear in order to appear confident and powerful. On the other hand, this can sometimes come off too strongly.
* In the Middle Ages purple was a colour reserved exclusively to the royalty. It could be seen as treasonous for anyone else to wear anything purple.
* When the Emperor Justinian was considering fleeing from Constantinople at the height of the Nika Riots in January 532, his wife Theodora [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodora_(wife_of_Justinian_I)#The_Nika_riots refused to go with him]], saying, "The royal purple is the noblest shroud". Her speech convinced Justinian to stay in Constantinople and use military force to regain control of the city.
* The two highest ranked ''gyōji'' (referees) in professional sumo, [[LegacyCharacter always named]] [[DaChief Kimura Shounosuke]] and [[NumberTwo Shikimori Inosuke]] (for the higher- and lower-ranking of the two, respectively; family name spoken first, according to Japanese tradition), wear kimono and use fans adorned with purple rosettes and tassels. Inosuke's rosettes and tassels are purple and white, while Shounosuke's are solid purple.
* Averted in Roman Catholicism; monsignors and bishops wear purple as a sign of their high rank, but the higher-ranked cardinals wear red and UsefulNotes/ThePope [[ManInWhite dresses in white]]. Played straight in the Anglican Church however, where all bishops (including the Archbishop of Canterbury, the primate and head of the Anglican Communion) don purple.
* Averted by national flags, as the only nations to use purple on theirs are Dominica and the Northern Mariana Islands, both of them tiny nations most people haven't even heard of.
* The flag of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurasianism Eurasianist movement]], a sort of neo-Soviet ideology popular in the former USSR that seeks to bring Russian, Central Asian and some Eastern European countries together once again, on the grounds of them [[ChildOfTwoWorlds belonging to ''both'' Europe and Asia]]. The most popular symbol of that movement is [[http://i0.wp.com/yeurasia.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/%D0%A4%D0%BB%D0%B0%D0%B3-%D0%95%D0%B2%D1%80%D0%B0%D0%B7%D0%B8%D0%B9%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%B3%D0%BE-%D0%A1%D0%BE%D1%8E%D0%B7%D0%B0-%D0%A4%D0%B8%D0%BE%D0%BB%D0%B5%D1%82%D0%BE%D0%B2%D1%8B%D0%B9-.jpg the purple flag with an eight-pointed star]], and it is quite obvious that, [[MakeTheBearAngryAgain should Russia follow with their plan]], the resulting empire will be indeed quite powerful. [[http://cont.ws/post/39540 This Russian website]] offers a very interesting explanation behind the meaning of this trope, at least in so far as it applies to them. Red was the traditional colour of the [[UsefulNotes/RomanEmpire Roman Empire]], while blue, representing the sky, was traditionally used for the flags of the [[UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan Mongols]]. Russia, through the Byzantines and the Golden Horde respectively, considers itself a successors of ''both'': the purple colour represents the fact that it is ''both'' TheEmpire and TheHorde.
* Purple trim on the graduation robes of graduate-degree recipients indicates a Law or Jurisprudence degree. Judges always hold a lot of authority, and ''lots'' of powerful politicians are lawyers.
* The purple martin is the largest North American swallow, formidable enough to dogfight birds of prey in defense of its breeding colonies.