Main Red Oni Blue Oni Discussion

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12:30:50 AM Mar 7th 2014
How about Malcolm X (red) and Martin Luther King Jr (blue) for real life?
11:10:08 PM Aug 6th 2012
I think we need to cut down on a few examples of this trope: it seems anyone can add any introvert/extrovert duo (or any duo, period, provided they have complimentary personalities), regardless of whether they're Color-Coded for Your Convenience. For instance, Apple Jack and Big Macintosh from My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic are treated as an inversion (although it's likely they weren't intended to be any kind of play on this trope to begin with, since they are orange and red, respectively). Can we try to clean up examples?
09:41:18 PM Sep 24th 2012
Actual color of the character's garb has nothing to do with the trope. If the color motif is used, its role is symbolic in nature.
02:30:17 PM Jun 16th 2011

First off your basic Oni description omits the female Oni of which Urusei Yatsura is almost not a subversion.

Second the three magical girls go red/blue/green even more than red/blue guys show up. (And it ain't Freudian Trio because it's not coming from Western roots.)

A quick list: PPG, MKR, Project A-ko, EVA, FLCL, OMG, etc.

As soon as you see either the elemental power, appearance or personality of one of these girls you can quickly guess the other two attributes.
02:17:47 AM May 31st 2011
Gilgamesh and Enkidu, I can't decide if they fit this. Thoughts?
01:26:26 PM May 17th 2011
Black and White Manga
07:13:35 AM Mar 2nd 2011
edited by Idiopath
[Double post, sorry.]
07:13:33 AM Mar 2nd 2011
Lots of the examples are just people who happen to be red and blue, without any relevant personality traits. (One example simply points out that the game Ikaruga uses alternating red and blue energy blasts. *Facepalm*)

Surely that's missing the point, and should be pruned? I won't dive in and start deleting things myself, because I'm a new troper.
10:52:24 AM Aug 10th 2012
There's plenty of other examples that have two people with different personalities, but they aren't red and blue, or even differently colored at all (for example, America and Canada, Apple Jack and Big Macintosh, etc.). Obviously, if it's some variant of red/blue, it can still work, but those examples aren't even that! We need to prune, definitely.
02:56:07 PM Jan 4th 2011
It says I can't edit the page. I wanted to add some examples I beleive would be helpful to it. Is this a glitch in this system?
03:24:27 PM Jan 28th 2011
Same here. I can't add to the Troper Tales page, and I've got an example I'd like to put in! Someone help, for I have no imput and I must scream!
06:44:09 AM Nov 5th 2010
Just to add a little to the kingdom hearts Red oni Blue oni I believe, Sora as Red to Riku as Blue, Terra as Red to Aqua Blue should be touched upon just my opinion but I'm sure to most fans of the series those stand out as obvious too.