A form of NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast.

[[ColourCodedForYourConvenience Villains often favor certain colors of clothing and weapons]], so it's not surprising that such colors should be in their ''names'' as well. Black and Red are by far the most popular, as they are seen as the most evil colors around; see DarkIsEvil and RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver.



Especially popular. (Blackguard, Blackheart, Blackthorne, Blackout, etc...)

[[AC:{{Anime}} and {{Manga}}]]
* The morally ambiguous contract killer who stars in ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'' is codenamed Hei - Chinese for "black". Hei also has a RedBaron-style nickname, "The Black Reaper."
* Schwarz (German for "black"), the Slave-summoning villains from ''Manga/MaiOtome''.
* Black☆Star from ''Manga/SoulEater''.
** And his father, White☆Star.
* Akuha Shuzen, infamously known as the Black Devil from ''Manga/RosarioToVampire''.
* BloodKnight OmnicidalManiac Karasuba (who's name translates literally to "raven feather") is known as the "''The Black Manga/{{Sekirei}}''".
* The eponymous ''Anime/BlackRockShooter'' and her/its supercharged form, Insane Black Rock Shooter.
** Her arch-nemesis Black Gold Saw (who is actually ''red'').
** Also, the rarely mentioned Black Matagi.

* The Blackthornes in ''ComicBook/NobleCauses'' are a family of supervillains.
* [[Comicbook/GhostRider Blackheart]]
* [[Characters/GLBlackLanternCorps Black Hand]] as seen in ''ComicBook/BlackestNight''.
* [[Characters/BatmanRoguesGalleryPart2 Black Mask]]
* ''ComicBook/{{Blacksad}}'', the noir detective protagonist in the comicbooks of the same name.

* Lord Blackwood from ''Film/SherlockHolmes2009'' featuring Creator/RobertDowneyJr .
* Discussed in ''Film/ReservoirDogs''. Joe assigns the robbers their color-coded aliases himself. When they ask why they don't get to choose, he explains that he tried that before but it didn't work, because most of the guys were arguing over who got to be "Mr. Black".
* Most of ''Film/TheWolfman2010'' takes place in sleepy little English hamlet of ''Blackmoor'', that's not ominous at all!
* Kurogane from ''Film/{{Ran}}'': The name literally means "black steel" in Japanese.

* [[Literature/GoodOmens Dr. Raven Sable.]]
** All the [[HorsemenOfTheApocalypse Horsemen]] are this, named for the colors of the horse's they ride according to the original Biblical lore. Along with Dr. Sable (Famine) there's War, who goes by the names Carmine and Scarlett (both shades of red) and Pollution/Pestilence who has gone by such names as White, Blanc, Albus, Chalky, Weiss and Snowy (white in four languages, and two slang terms for white). The only exception is Death, who has no human identity and is just [[AC:[[TheGrimReaper Death]]]].
* [[Literature/HarryPotter Sirius Black]], although this turns out to be somewhat misleading. It definitely applies to most of the rest of his family, though. His family attempts to deliberately invoke this trope with astronomical names multiple times. Sirius, Andromeda, Regulus, Draco, probably several of the others do this also, but I don't know astronomy well enough to tell you for sure.
** Bellatrix is also named after a star.
*** BilingualBonus (of sorts) overlapping with MeaningfulName: Bellatrix is a Latin name meaning "warlike".
*** To be honest, almost every character or even the spells fit into MeaningfulName: for example, Malfoy is quite similar in pronounciation (when you delve into Latin languages) to "the one who was bad" - more specifically, the "was bad" part.
* ''Literature/TheLaundryFiles'' is home to the Black Chamber, the rather...morally unsound US paranormal agency.
* [[Literature/TheFirstLaw Black Dow]]. Among an entire ''nation'' of [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Named Men]], he's still infamous.
* Parodied ''and'' subverted in ''Literature/{{Grunts}}'', when the various orc squads pick names. There are an over-abundance of black, sable, ebony, etc...And then Pink Squad. They're kind of worried about Pink Squad.
* The BigBad of the first ''Literature/FaeriesOfDreamdark'' book is commonly known as "the Blackbringer". If that's not sinister enough for you, his ''real'' name is the [[NamesToRunAwayFrom/NamesEndingInTh Astaroth]].
* Randall Flagg goes by the name of The Black Man in ''Literature/TheStand''.
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' features the Knights of the Blackened Denarius. Actually much, ''much'' worse than they sound.
* The Dark Sisters; Mrs. Dark and Mrs. Black from ''Literature/TheInfernalDevices''.
* The largest and most dangerous dragon ever seen in [[Franchise/TolkiensLegendarium the works of J.R.R. Tolkien]] was Ancalagon the Black, who was bred by [[SatanicArchetype Morgoth]] [[GodOfEvil himself]] in the First Age and was so big that when he died he broke two mountains.
* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'':
** The most infamous of all the Targaryen dragons was Balerion, aka The Black Dread. His teeth were the size of large swords, it was said that he could swallow a mammoth whole, and entire towns would be in his shadow when he flew overhead. And supposedly his flames were also black.
** The Ironborn, who are basically Viking raiders and pirates [[UpToEleven taken up to about 23]], managed their greatest conquests on the mainlands under House Hoare, which was also frequently called "the black line" or "the black blood" for their cruelty and tyranny. While many members of the House had interesting RedBaron titles like Priestkiller, Demonlover, [[SlashedThroat the Redsmile]], etc., many simply went by "The Black". It took Aegon Targaryen and the infamous Balerion described above to put an end to them.
* In ''Literature/WarriorCats'', Blackstar began the series as a villain.

* ''Series/KamenRiderBlack''
** For that matter, Series/KamenRiderBlackRX
* Frank Black from Chris Carter's ''Series/{{Millennium}}''

* Music/BlackSabbath.

* From ''Radio/AdventuresInOdyssey'', the evil Dr. Regis Blackgaard. Arguably subverted in that he has a twin brother, Edwin, who shares the name but is only guilty of being a LargeHam.

* BlackKnight
* TheMenInBlack
* ScaryBlackMan

* And Nero the Sable from ''VideoGame/DirgeOfCerberus''.
* Count Bleck from ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario''. Not quite in English, but his name in Japan is 'Count Noir', which is French for Black.
* Some ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' black dragons such as Sabellian aka Baron Sablemane. The orc warlord Blackhand and his sons [[NamesToRunAwayFrom/Verbs Rend and Maim]] also count.
* In the ''Franchise/{{Sonic|TheHedgehog}}'' Universe, '''[[VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog Black...Doom...]]'''[[OhCrap yeah...we're screwed...]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Einhander}}'' has the [[ThatOneBoss sixth boss]], a shuttle your character is supposed to destroy. That [[TransformingMecha transforms into the boss.]] Its name? [[ColourCodedForYourConvenience Schwarzgeist]] ([[GratuitousGerman German]] for "Black Ghost").
* Mr. N. Black from ''VideoGame/RedDeadRevolver''.
* Blackhorn from ''VideoGame/{{Astyanax}}''.
* Black Collar (later renamed Black Ninja) from ''VideoGame/MetalGear2''.
* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'': The Black Hand, who are the most elite forces of the Brotherhood of Nod. They may or may not be the same Black Hand responsible for starting WWI.
* Kuro, the [[FeatheredFiend avian]] [[BigBad antagonist]] of ''VideoGame/OriAndTheBlindForest''.
* ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'' gives us Simon Blackquill, a convicted murderer who serves as the game's main prosecutor.
* The Operators gang in ''VideoGame/Fallout4'''s Nuka-World DLC is headed by the sibling team of Margaret "Mags" Black and her brother William, who are more civil than their barbaric counterparts of The Disciples and The Pack, but still every bit as ruthless and deadly.

* Jack Noir of ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''. On the other hand, his name is technically "Creator/JackBlack", rather than Black Jack.

* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
** In the episode "Bart Gets An Elephant", Stampy the elephant is nearly sold by Homer to an ivory dealer (and onetime whale hunter, seal clubber, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking president of the FOX network]]) named Mr. Blackheart.
** In "Kamp Krusty", there's Mr. Black, the evil camp councilor who torments Bart, Lisa, and the rest of the kids attending the eponymous camp.

* The All Blacks, New Zealand's national rugby union team. They are currently ranked #1 in the world and are the World Cup champions. The name came from a typo; one writer called them "the all backs", meaning they all play fast, running games typical of the backs, but it was misprinted and the name stuck. Black is now the country's national colour, with many other sports teams being named "X Blacks" or "Black Xs".
* Bubonic plague, also known as the Black Death which was so named because it was carried on the black-rat species.
* Edward "UsefulNotes/{{Blackbeard}}" Teach.
* Emperor UsefulNotes/{{Nero}}'s name means ''black'' in Italian.
* The Black Panther Party.

Or any variation. Crimson and Scarlet sound especially badass. Vermillion, less so, but you can work with it. See also RedBaron.

[[AC:{{Anime}} and {{Manga}}]]
* For ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'', there is the Crimson-Haired Princess of Ruin. We know her best as Rias Gremory.
* [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam The Red Comet]]. Also the Crimson Lightning, but he often gets confused with the other guy.
* Rezo the Red Priest of ''Anime/{{Slayers}}'' has a piece of the Dark Lord of his world sealed in his eyes, making him steadily more evil through his life. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by Lina when she comments that his name sounds like a villain's after they meet and he tries to play her into giving up a powerful artifact.
* Anime/PorcoRosso is just a badass.
* Erza Scarlet is one of the few character who can discipline [[Manga/FairyTail Natsu]].
** Now we also have [[CuteGhostGirl Mavis Vermillion]], [[spoiler: Fairy Tail's first master]], who might be joining Makarov and Gildarts as the BigGood.
* ''Manga/FullMetalAlchemist'': Solf J. Kimblee, the Crimson Alchemist, could be considered this, especially considering what he did in the War of extermination in Ishval.
* The Red King, Suoh Mikoto of ''Anime/{{K}}'' also qualifies. While he's usually pretty laid back and downright lazy, once he gets down to business there is no stopping him. He is more than once described as violent and a berserker, blows up whole buildings and takes down an elite team without even blinking. Just ask Awashima how dangerous he is.

* ComicBook/RedSkull
* Crimson Dynamo of ''ComicBook/IronMan''.
* Red Star of the ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' belongs here too.
* Red Rackham, the titular pirate of ''[[Franchise/{{Tintin}} Red Rackham's Treasure]]''.
* [[Characters/{{Wolverine}} Omega Red]]

[[AC:Fan Works]]
* ''Fanfic/OldWest'' includes a female outlaw known as "the Scarlet Kiss". She's called that because she wears bright red lipstick and leaves with it [[CallingCard a red kiss on the cheek of her every murder victim]].

* Film/RedSonja is definitely someone you tread carefully around, unless you're Ahnuld.
* Red Mist from ''Film/KickAss''.

* The Red Queen from ''[[Literature/AliceInWonderland Through The Looking Glass]]''.
* Queen Redd from ''Literature/TheLookingGlassWars'', the Red Queen and the Queen of Hearts rolled into one.
* Even just plain old "Red," a.k.a. '''Carmine''' Zuigiber as ''Literature/GoodOmens'' proves.)
* A dragon named Scarlet in the ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' series, though really it doesn't matter what the name is, you better run from a dragon if she ain't called Puff.
* Scarlett O'Hara, of ''Literature/GoneWithTheWind'' wasn't exactly the southern sweetie she liked to pretend she was. She EARNED that damn not being given!
** [[VideoGame/{{Uninvited}} A strange woman appears. She is dressed like Scarlett O'Hara]]. [[SchmuckBait She says "Thank you for coming back for me, my love. You will be mine forever."]] [[FalseReassurance Oh well, she's not the real person, just dressed like her.]] S'cuse me, lady -- [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQCRSUN69yQ OH HOLY]] [[CurseCutShort SHIIIII---]] [[KilledMidSentence *is ripped apart*]]
* ''[[Franchise/TheDarkTower The Crimson King]]''
* "Literature/TheMasqueOfTheRedDeath"
* in ''Literature/ThePrincessSeries'', the "[[Literature/LittleRedRidingHood Lady of the Red Hood]]" is one of the most feared ''assassins'' in the land.
* Ripred from ''Literature/TheUnderlandChronicles.''

* ''Series/TheMentalist'' has Red John.
* Red Forman from ''Series/That70sShow''.
* ''Series/VRTroopers'' has [[http://metalheroes.wikia.com/wiki/Red_Python Red Python]].
* Red from ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'' is one formidable woman.
* Red King from ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'', one of the most physically powerful kaiju in the series.

* While not a person's name, the Scarlet Crusade from ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''. Originally devoted to slay undead, but turned into an army of insane religious zealots bent on killing anyone who's not one of them. Also, their leader is a demon/vampire in disguise.

* Music/KingCrimson. The name sounds much more intimidating than the actual sound/image of the band, however.

* ''VideoGame/DirgeOfCerberus'''s Rosso the Crimson, translating to "Red the red". Yes, she is ''extremely'' bloodthirsty. She also has a Russian accent.
* Of course the [[LittleMissBadass rather dangerous]] [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Scarlet Sisters]] from the various ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Project'' games: Remilia Scarlet and Flandre Scarlet.
* [[VideoGame/MegaManX Red, and Axel the Red]], two Mavericks from the ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' series.
* Depending on who you ask, Red from ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'' is no one to take lightly. That is, if you are Team Rocket or the Hero of ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver''...
** Akagi, the Japanese name of the BigBad of ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'', can be read as "[[ApocalypseWow Red Future]]".
* Subverted in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'': Scarlet of Shinra is utterly laughable as a villainess, present only to fill the role of TheVamp. All she manages to do is be annoying enough that you can't help but relish the literal [[DesignatedGirlFight bitch-slap fight]] atop the Sister Ray.
* Vermilion from ''VideoGame/BattleArenaToshinden''.
* Subverted with Carmine from ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'', a recurring RedShirt character.
* Crimson Fury from ''VideoGame/TwistedMetal''.
* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' has a CorruptCorporateExecutive named [[{{Eagleland}} Redd White]] form [[MeaningfulName the enterprise Bluecorp]] [[spoiler:which essentially, killed [[TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth Mia Fey]]]].

* A very bad example is Scarlet Foxfire, which has a color, animal, and fire, from the {{webcomics}} of Creator/DavidGonterman. Gonterman probably does actually intend her to be a badass, but seeing as how she's some sort of superpowered vixen fursuit (worn by a guy), well, her status is dubious, at best.
* Redcloak from ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''.

* [[http://gijoe.wikia.com/wiki/Red_Dog Red Dog]], one of The Renegades in ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeTheMovie''.
* The Crimson Chin from ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents''.
* Thrax, the Red Death, from ''Film/OsmosisJones''.

* The RedScare.
* The very, very obvious ''The RedBaron''.
* Scarlet fever.

The Victorians and Edwardians loved to associate this with madness and decay as the symbol of the plague is a yellow flag with a single black spot flown above an infected vessel or building. In other cases, it might just be related to inherent abilities of [[ShockAndAwe lightning]] and/or [[FragileSpeedster awesome reflexes.]] If the word "gold" is used instead, it may simply be a reference to wealth and/or greed.

[[AC:{{Anime}} and {{Manga}}]]
* [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Minato Namikaze]] A.K.A. the Yellow Flash. The ONLY Ninja listed in the Black Book with a "Run On Sight" tag...
** ...Not that it would help much if he was after you.

* The eponymous villain Auric Film/{{Goldfinger}}. Bonus points for his first name meaning "gold" in Latin.

* ''Literature/TheKingInYellow'' by Robert W. Chambers more or less launched the idea of the BrownNote to the modern world with "the yellow sign"
* ''Literature/TheYellowWallpaper'' by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
* Creator/HPLovecraft also had a King in Yellow and the [[BrownNote Yellow Sign]]
** A ShoutOut to Chambers.
* Emmanuel ''Gold''stein from ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour''--we don't know what he's really like, or if he even exists, but the Party portrays him as a SatanicArchetype opposed to the godlike Big Brother.
* In ''Literature/WarriorCats'', Yellowfang is a grumpy elderly medicine cat who was a warrior before becoming a medicine cat. However, she has grown close friends with some of the cats in her life such as Runningnose, Cinderpelt and [[LikeASonToMe Firestar]].

* In ''Series/OnceUponATime'', the sinister Literature/{{Rumpelstiltskin}} goes by the name "Mr. Gold."

* YellowPeril

* Yellow fever, which could make a sufferer adopt yellow-tinged skin due to liver failure.

Occasionally used as a subversion. Bonus points if the guy in question is an EvilAlbino.

[[AC:{{Anime}} and {{Manga}}]]
* Light Yagami of ''Manga/DeathNote'' is a variation.
* The manga of ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' featured a reporter following the crew as they chased the White Siblings, Ash and Blanche, who preyed on the elderly.
* [[FanNickname The White Devil]], [[Franchise/LyricalNanoha Nanoha Takamachi]]. Well, it's a name to run from if you have done anything to incur her wrath. Okay, so she won't cause any lasting damage, but you are going to be in one hell of a lot of pain...
* White Devil already spread fear since 1979 as the nickname Zeon forces gave to the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam RX-78-2 Gundam]] and his pilot Amuro Rei.

* Mr. White from the 2006 Film/JamesBond film ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006''.
* [[Literature/{{Carrie}} Carrie White]].

* [[NamesToRunAwayFrom/DemonsOrAngels Lucifer]] [[{{Satan}} the light-bearer]].
* ''Literature/GoodOmens'' again provides [[IHaveManyNames Chalky/Whitey/Mr. White/etc.]]
* The White Witch from ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' was not a nice lady.
* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'': Saruman the White (and later Gandalf the White).
* The true name of the Bane (the EvilAlbino rat) from ''Literature/TheUnderlandChronicles'' is Pearlpelt.
* In ''Literature/WarriorCats'', whitecough is a sickness similar to a cold, which can develop into the deadly greencough.
* In ''Franchise/TheWitcher'', we have the Emperor of the [[TheEmpire Nilfgaardian Empire]], Emhyr var Emreis. He is also known in his native language as "Deithwen Addan yn Carn aep Morvudd", which when translated rather out of Elder Speech becomes "The White Flame Dancing upon the Graves of his Foes"

* Albert "Chalky" White, from ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'' is either a VillainProtagonist or an AntiHero, but he's most definitely someone you do not want to cross. Extra irony points for Chalky being a black man with three names meaning "white".
* Lucien Lacroix from ''Series/ForeverKnight''...granted, his original Roman name was 'Lucius', but he still gets points for being a villain with a name that means 'white' or 'light'.
* Sociopathic meth cook Walter White is the VillainProtagonist of ''Series/BreakingBad''.

* Music/DavidBowie's "Thin White Duke" persona, from his album ''Music/StationToStation'', was a cold, inhuman NaziNobleman and the darkest of Bowie's alter egos.

* Lightborne the [[ProfessionalKiller assassin]] and MemeticMolester in ''[[Creator/ChristopherMarlowe Edward II]]''.

* So is Albedo from the ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'' series.
* ''Again'' in ''VideoGame/DirgeOfCerberus'' we have Weiss the Immaculate.
* Cammy White from ''Franchise/StreetFighter''. She will kick your ass.
* The BigBad of ''VideoGame/BlackRockShooter: The Game'', White Rock Shooter. [[spoiler:Also, the person BRS was cloned from.]]

* The villain Mr. White from ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor''.

* UsefulNotes/SimoHayha, AKA The White Death. With the total kill count of 700 in 100 days, he is the most deadly (identified) soldier ''in the history of warfare.''
* The great white shark, once also known as "white death".
* Tuberculosis, the disease likely responsible for killing more people than any other in history, (it's been with humanity since pre-historic times and at certain points in European history it may have been responsible for as many as 1 out of every 4 deaths) has had many nicknames over the years, including the great white plague and the white death.

Often used for characters whose morals or motivations tend to come in, well, shades of gray, or just generally to connotate [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual people with powers]] or badasses.

[[AC:{{Anime}} and {{Manga}}]]
* Various versions of Greymon from ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' (And [=BlackWarGreymon=] has ''two'' of the colors on this list, so you ''know'' he's a force to be reckoned with)
* ''Manga/DGrayMan''

* Comicbook/JeanGrey.
* Don't mess with the ComicBook/SilverSurfer.

* Silva from ''Film/{{Skyfall}}''
* ''Film/TheGrey''--wolves, in that case.
* Lilith Silver, the vampire {{antihero}}ine of the {{camp}}y BMovie ''Film/RazorBladeSmile''.

* [[Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray Dorian Gray]]
* Gandalf the Grey from ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' (before his [[TookALevelInBadass ascension]] to Gandalf the ''White'' and utter badassery)
* [[EldritchAbomination Mr. Grey]] from ''The Dreamcatcher''. [[FaceFullOfAlienWingWong You]] ''[[BodySnatcher don't]]'' [[BodyHorror want to]] [[BizarreAlienBiology run into him]].
** Oh, and he talks in an EvilBrit accent that he picked up from [[AliensStealCable one of his victims]].
* Fenrir Greyback from ''Literature/HarryPotter''.
* Long John Silver of ''Literature/TreasureIsland''.
* In ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials'', Lyra's nickname "Silvertongue" indicates that she's a {{Guile Hero}}ine.
* [[AmbiguouslyEvil Grey [=McCarron=]]] of ''Literature/KnightsOfTheBorrowedDark''.
* In ''Literature/WarriorCats'', one of the Dark Forest villains is named Silverhawk.
* In ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'', the world's most [[TheDreaded dreaded]] [[ProfessionalKiller assassin]] is named Mario Greymist. It's even worse InUniverse, where grey is the symbolic colour of death and the name alludes to the Deathgate Falls, the mouth of TheUnderworld.

* Gabriel Gray of ''Series/{{Heroes}}''

[[AC: Tabletop Games]]
* The Grey Knights from ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'', a Space Marine chapter tasked to fight the Warp daemons with specialized weapons and psychic powers. Also kills any bystanders for fear of Chaos corruption.

* TheGreys
* GreyGoo

[[AC: Video Games]]
* Silver from ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' and the remakes. One of the most JerkAss rivals in the franchise, at least until the end of the game.
* The Grey Wardens of ''Franchise/DragonAge'' are usually good guys, but they are also singularly focused on stopping the [[TheCorruption Blight]], at the cost of all else.
* In ''VideoGame/FableI'', Lady Elvira Grey is {{the Vamp}}ish [[UltimateAuthorityMayor Mayor]] of Bowerstone, who murdered her sister to get the position. The fact that her family estate is a ((Mordor}}-esque ruin crawling with [[TheUndead undead]] somehow doesn't ring any alarm bells in her citizens.

* Valerie Gray from ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' ([[WellIntentionedExtremist although her morals and motivations are good, and she thinks she's doing the right thing]]).
* Castle Greyskull from ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983''.

* Creator/GreyDeLisle is a subversion. She's voiced numerous villainesses and morally ambiguous characters ([[WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy Mandy]], [[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents Vicky]], and [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Azula]], to name a few), but it's a case of [[MeanCharacterNiceActor Mean Character, Nice Actress]]. In real life, she's pretty sweet, and an example of a GenkiGirl and ThePollyanna.
* Silverback gorillas.
* Grey wolves.

[[AC:{{Anime}} and {{Manga}}]]
* The deadly, vain pedophile General Blue from ''Manga/DragonBall''

* Possibly subverted by Sonja Blue in the ''Midnight Blue'' series of stories. Though blue is often associated with sadness, Sonja is depicted as the preeminent badass of [[TheVerse the story universe]].
* In ''Literature/WarriorCats'', Bluestar is the leader of [=ThunderClan=], and a strong warrior. She is a benevolent leader for the most part, until she goes insane thanks to Tigerclaw. She gets better before her HeroicSacrifice though.

* Played straight in ''VideoGame/DirgeOfCerberus'', though, with Azul the Cerulean.
* Azura of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]''.

* The cold and ruthless Azula from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' is named after the color of her flames (blue -- which is more intense than normal red and yellow). Then there's her brother Zuko's "Blue Spirit" alter-ego, in which he dons a blue mask and ninja garb and carries twin swords.

Not generally a colour considered associated with dangerous or villainous characters.

[[AC:{{Anime}} and {{Manga}}]]
* ''Anime/{{Slayers}}'': Lina Inverse's official title is 'Lina the Pink Sorceress.' If you [[BerserkButton call her that to her face]], you will ''need'' to run away really fast.

* Horace Pinker from ''Film/{{Shocker}}''.

* Pink doesn't seem scary until you remember that in ''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy'' it was the [[spoiler: Pink Psycho Ranger that was not only the last to be killed, but also caused the death of the first ranger in Western Power Rangers history. Seven seasons in, and it was an {{elite mook|s}} that was pink nonetheless, that finally killed one off]].

* Music/{{Pink}} is known for her tough [[TheLadette ladette]] image.
* "Pink" is also the name of the VillainProtagonist in Music/PinkFloyd's ''Music/TheWall'', which chronicles the character's descent into violent misogyny and fascism.

* "Pinko" is a nickname for a {{Dirty Communist|s}}. Sometimes it refers to LighterAndSofter communists, as pink is a lighter shade of red.
** In Russia, more hardcore communists sometimes call those whom they deem [[NoTrueScotsman communists in name only]] "white-pinkies" (''belo-rozovy''), combining the former use of "pinko" with white, the color of anticommunism since the Civil War.
* Pink eye.

* The [[ComicBook/NormanOsborn Green Goblin]] from ''Franchise/SpiderMan.''

* Dominic Greene from ''Film/QuantumOfSolace''.
* Moe Greene (he of the MoeGreeneSpecial) is a ruthless member of the KosherNostra in ''Film/TheGodfather''.

* Tammuz the Green Man from ''Literature/TheSecretsOfTheImmortalNicholasFlamel''.
* In ''Literature/WarriorCats'', greencough is a deadly, contagious sickness.
* The villain of ''Literature/TheSilverChair'' is the Lady of the Green Kirtle (if you're wondering what the hell a kirtle is, [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} the other wiki]] has you covered [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirtle here]]). She can [[ScaledUp turn into a massive green serpent]] and is consistently described as "green as poison" (probably referencing how people used compounds of arsenic in green dyes before they realised just how toxic it was). To make matters worse, she displays formidable abilities of MindManipulation which she aims to use in conquering Narnia, and the author Creator/CSLewis never revealed ''[[DiabolusExNihilo anything]]'' about her origins other than that she might be somehow connected to the [[Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe White Witch]] (hey, another colour-coded Name To Run Away From Really Fast).

* The Green Berets.

* [[ComicBook/{{Daredevil}} The Purple Man]]. Just look at what he did to ComicBook/JessicaJones.

* Purple drank, a narcotic cocktail made from cough syrup which claimed lives of several prominent hip-hop artists like DJ Screw, Big Moe, and Pimp C.


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* ''Anime/{{K}}'''s Colorless King. Well, every King would qualify to some degree (what with their incredible psychic powers) but he takes the cake as far as AxCrazy and ruthless goes.

* The entire cast of ''Film/ReservoirDogs'', with some names acting as subversions.

* ''Clear'' World and ''Clear'' Vice Dragon in the ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'' card game are ''clearly'' dangerous. The first inflicts a harsh penalty on each player for each Attribute of monster they have on the field, while the second renders its controller immune to the penalties of the first and attacks with twice the attack power of whatever it's attacking.

* In the ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' series colors can be associated with power. The color purple usually represents power. It stands to reason that the most powerful being/Youkai in Gensokyo, [[RealityWarper Yukari Yakumo's]] name is Japanese for Purple. Also her shikigamis, Ran and Chen, have names that mean Indigo and Orange, respectively.
* The color-themed Sages of Team Plasma in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite''.