The heavens are blue. Therefore, heavenly beings, whether gods or angels or saints, use blue — usually sky blue — to show their relationship, as do beings associated with them. Much more likely to be Good than Evil. May be used only as accent in Gold and White Are Divine
, or used white and gold as an accent. Innocent Blue Eyes
may invoke this.
Often a major color in Fluffy Cloud Heaven
Compare Purple Is Powerful
, True Blue Femininity
, Bluebird of Happiness
, Gold and White Are Divine
Contrast Big Red Devil
, Red and Black and Evil All Over
, and Red Eyes, Take Warning
Anime And Manga
- In Magic: The Gathering, several White spells manifest a bluish glow, which can be either hilarious or confusion considering that Blue magic exists and is much different. Conversely, some Blue spells have a yellowish glow. In either case, Light Is Not Good is often present.
- The movie version of the Patronus spell has a soft blue light accompanying it.
- Blue is the most typical color of a lightsaber in the Jedi Order (Star Wars), which is the most significant force for good in their galaxy.
- User-Believer Programs in TRON have blue circuitry. The titular character has very elaborate neon-blue circuits compared to his fellow believers, possibly marking him as that world's equivilant of a Paladin.
- In The Silmarillion, ManwŽ, chief of the gods, has blue as his symbol, adorning himself and his servants.
- Anything associated with the side of good in the Belgariad, including the god Aldur, his various disciples, and the all-powerfull Orb. They prefer blue in their clothing, tend to have blue eyes, and occasionally glow in that color as well.
- In Lisa Shearin's All Spell Breaks Out, The Paladin Mychael uses attacks that have blue side-effects.
- In Charmed, Whitelighters (the guardian angels of good witches) and Elders (the Whitelighters bosses) have a teleporting ability called "orbing." This is usually accompanied by them disappearing and reappearing in a burst of blue and white light.
- Dungeons & Dragons module T1-4 The Temple of Elemental Evil. When the PCs encounter the Lens of Transformation, it shows them two angelic beings amid golden clouds and with a pale blue sky behind them.
- In Knights of the Old Republic, the Jedi Atris has a radiant blue light saber which, combined with her white clothes, makes her look especially awe inspiring. Too bad she's evil.
- In BioWare games, those who score high on the "good" end of the Karma Meter (Light Side, Open Palm, Paragon) typically have blue backgrounds on their character sheet.
- Most of the priests and nuns in the Dragon Quest games wear blue.
- Flonne in Disgaea wears white and blue, as she's an angel. When she's reincarnated as a demon, she wears white and red instead. In Disgaea Infinite she's back to wearing her old colours, as she's in training to become an angel again (and shows up as archangel Flonne in Disgaea 4).
- In World of Warcraft Paladins can cast "blessings" which are predominantly blue, most likely for this reason.
- Shin Megami Tensei: Blue (and White, to a lesser extent) is the predominant color of the Law Faction, contrasting the Chaos Faction's Red and/or Black. Though of course, said Law Faction isn't exactly the good side.
- In Jak and Daxter, the Precursors' Energy Being avatars glow electric blue. Jak, when he gets his Light abilities, glows the same blue. To a lesser extent, all of the ottsels have blue eyes, including the ones that were originally human. The only possible exception is Veger, whose eye-color is difficult to determine, but appears blue-green.
- In RuneScape, the colour blue is associated with Saradomin, god of order and wisdom and the setting's Crystal Dragon Jesus. It turns out Saradomin Himself has blue skin.
- In The Order of the Stick, Durkon's Holy Word is blue, when normally his speech is black on white, as is normal in the strip.
- In Rusty and Co., Madeline's Smite and the fire on her weapon.
- In Exterminatus Now, Tyrus, the Law God, has a hammer with blue visual effects when it strikes.
- In Gunnerkrigg Court, James Eglamore appears in a burst of blue to rescue Antimony.
- Toyed with in Homestuck. Skaia invokes this, and it's present with John and Jane, but several other heroes are associated with red (Karkat, WV) or green ( Jade, Calliope, and Jake). Other characters associated with blue (Vriska, Aranea) aren't heroes at all, and serve mostly as an Anti-Villain and a Spirit Advisor respectively.
- In The Adventures of Shan Shan, both Julius and the winged lion have blue eyes, and Julius wears blue.
- In Off-White, the white spirits have blue eyes, and the Sun is depicted as blue in the spirit world.
- Subverted with Adina from Zoophobia. While she may be an angel, she's also a Knight Templar who believes that all beings other than her are sinful.
- In Egyptian Mythology, Ra is often described with a hair of lapis lazuli. Blue in general is associated with the gods.
- We should also note that lapis lazuli was very expensive—as was another blue stone they liked, turquoise—and the Ancient Egyptians went crazy trying to find a pigment matching its color—even vaguely. They found a reasonable substitute.
- The Blessed Virgin Mary is generally depicted, iconographically, in blue, which may be the source of True Blue Femininity.
"Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and the seventy elders of Israel went up and saw the God of Israel. Under his feet was something like a pavement made of lapis lazuli
, as bright blue as the sky."
- In Hindu and Buddhist traditions, the Ajna, the Light Chakra, is blue (blue is often attributed to the Vishuddha, or "sound" chakra, but it's mostly cyan).
- Also, blue is associated with various forms of Vishnu, most notably Krishna.
- In some western esoteric traditions, blue is stated to be the true colour of the Sun. Truth in Television, after a manner of speaking: the Sun is actually more or less white, but Rayleigh scattering in the atmosphere separates out light emitted in the blue part of the visible spectrum, causing the sky to appear blue and making the Sun itself appear yellow.
- Melek Taus in the Yezidi faith. Particularly justified as his sacred animal is the indian peacock, which is famous for it's iridescent blue neck and tail-eyes.
- In the mid-20th century, priests—especially rural priests—in Quebec would play on this by saying Le ciel est bleu, l'enfer est rouge —"Heaven is blue, Hell is red"—to voice their support for the conservative Quebec-nationalist (but not separatist) Union Nationale: the Union Nationale took blue as its main party colour, while the opposition Liberals used red. Yes, this is priests implying you'll go to Hell if you vote the wrong way.