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Heavenly Blue
The Paladin smites the zombie with blue flame, and text!

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.

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Anime & Manga

Card Games
  • 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.

Comic Books
  • Though the X-Men go through a lot of outfit designs, Angel/Archangel often wears white and light blue. (Surprisingly, this outfit's red recolor isn't an Evil Costume Switch.)

Film
  • 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 equivalent of a Paladin.
  • My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Sunset Shimmer's magic aura has this color. Ironic that she's the show's villain.

Literature
  • 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.
  • The Kholin house in The Stormlight Archive have blue as their signature color and are by far the most heroic.
    • In addition, Windrunners, who are both by far the most honorable of the Radiants and connected to the physical element of air, have blue as their color, and When Kaladin summons Syl as a living Shard in Words Of Radiance, she glows blue.
  • In The Children Of Man, the powerful blue mages serve as the direct mouthpieces of that setting's incarnation of the Christian God.

Live-Action TV
  • 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.
  • The Doctor's TARDIS is still a tall, blue police box even after all these years; within the show, that exterior has become a symbol of hope across the Cosmos.

Tabletop RPG
  • 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.

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Other
  • 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.


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