I just freeze every timeThe 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 use 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.
You see through me
And it's all over you
- Icehouse, Electric blue
You see through me
And it's all over you
- Icehouse, Electric blue
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Anime And Manga
- In Nausicaš of the Valley of the Wind, the prophesied Messiah-figure is said to be dressed in blue.
- Belldandy from Ah! My Goddess wears blue with white and gold accents.
- The order in Chrono Crusade has blue nun habits.
- Similarly, the nuns in Trinity Blood wear blue and white.
- Black Butler: Angela's color motifs are variably blue, white and lavender.
- 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.
- In Lisa Shearin's All Spell Breaks Out, The Paladin Mychael uses attacks that have blue side-effects.
- Anything associated with the side of good in the Belgariad, including the god Aldur, his various disciples, and the all-powerful Orb. They prefer blue in their clothing, tend to have blue eyes, and occasionally glow in that color as well.
- In The Children Of Man, the powerful blue mages serve as the direct mouthpieces of that setting's incarnation of the Christian God.
- In The Silmarillion, Manwë, chief of the gods, has blue as his symbol, adorning himself and his servants.
- The Stormlight Archive:
- The Kholin house have blue as their signature color and are by far the most heroic.
- 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. When Kaladin summons Syl as a living Shard in Words of Radiance, she glows blue.
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.
- In the final episode of Poirot, "Curtain'', Hercule Poirot wears navy blue nightclothes during the time that he is very ill and bedridden, up to the time of his death by heart condition. There is a bit of symbolism here, as his navy blue symbolizes that he is a good Catholic on the brink of judgment who is afraid of what will happen to his soul after he dies; who wonders whether God will truly ever forgive him for his deeds (since he has killed the murderer he could not bring to justice through proof) and, if God is merciful, will allow him entry into heaven (dark blue can be heavenly, after all, like light blending in with darkness).
- 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.
- 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).
- Most of the priests and nuns in the Dragon Quest games wear blue.
- 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 Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, 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.
- The Master Sword from The Legend of Zelda is often associated with the blue color with a slight tone of indigo. The color of its attacks, such as the Sword Beam, are blue as well. Blue also serves as Link's secondary color, usually harmonizing his primary color, which is 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.
- 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 World of Warcraft Paladins can cast "blessings" which are predominantly blue, most likely for this reason.
- In The Adventures of Shan Shan, both Julius and the winged lion have blue eyes, and Julius wears blue.
- 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.
- The "Divine Fury" spell in Fable I, which can only be fully developed by a Good hero, calls down beams of blue-white light to smite the enemy.
- 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 Off-White, the white spirits have blue eyes, and the Sun is depicted as blue in the spirit world.
- 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.
- Also Good Angels are blue faced, with white bodies, and golden wings.
- This is because they're devas.
- The paladins of Azure City dress in blue (just like everybody else there) and their Smite Evil creates a blue aura around their weapon. Losing paladin status even turns one's clothes brown.
- The celestial tree sloth is white with blue accents (and a gold halo).
- Much of the Good divine magic has a blue aura as opposed to Evil divine magic which tends to use red or black. Arcane magic is usually color coded to match the caster's personal color-theme.
- In Rusty and Co., Madeline's Smite and the fire on her weapon.
- 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.
- The The Legend of Korra, Raava, the spirit of light and peace, has blue markings and emits a very light blue light, almost mistakable for white. This is to contrast Vaatu, the spirit of darkness, who has orange and very dark red colours. The color patterns are in fact a neat inversion of each 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."
- It's also the origin of the "blue" part of "something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue": the blue is associated with virginity, and was originally the color of women's wedding garments in Britain (and elsewhere) until the German-style wedding of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert made white more popular.
- Exodus 24:9 gives us this:
- 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 its 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.