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* Both the "fanciness" and the "royalty" symbolism of gold are invoked by Moist Van Lipwig after picking up a golden suit in ''Discworld/GoingPostal'' to go with his golden postal worker's hat (in [[Discworld/MakingMoney the next book to star him]], he covers a top hat in gold glitter for the same effect on being put in charge of the bank). As a former ConArtist, standing out is pretty much how he succeeds. Made a plot point when it turns out [[spoiler: an army of ancient golems will listen to him, because the gold suit is similar to what their handlers would have worn]].

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* Both the "fanciness" and the "royalty" symbolism of gold are invoked by Moist Van Lipwig after picking up a golden suit in ''Discworld/GoingPostal'' ''Literature/GoingPostal'' to go with his golden postal worker's hat (in [[Discworld/MakingMoney [[Literature/MakingMoney the next book to star him]], he covers a top hat in gold glitter for the same effect on being put in charge of the bank). As a former ConArtist, standing out is pretty much how he succeeds. Made a plot point when it turns out [[spoiler: an army of ancient golems will listen to him, because the gold suit is similar to what their handlers would have worn]].


* '''Iron''': strong, durable, but rough and unwieldy. Magical in older works.

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* '''Iron''': strong, durable, but rough and unwieldy. [[ColdIron Magical in older works.]]


* '''Iron''': strong, durable, but rough and unwieldy

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* '''Iron''': strong, durable, but rough and unwieldyunwieldy. Magical in older works.



* '''Bronze''': durability, antiquity, old ways, classic art; at other times, "third-rate" (can be a PowerTrio with the two above, if it's not replaced by Platinum)
* '''Copper''': utility, cheapness, deformability

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* '''Bronze''': durability, antiquity, old ways, classic art; at other times, "third-rate" (can be a PowerTrio with the two above, if it's not replaced by Copper or Platinum)
* '''Copper''': utility, cheapness, deformabilitydeformability (can be a PowerTrio with Gold and Silver)


-->-- '''Donal Noye''', ''[[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire A Clash Of Kings]]''

Stock symbolism attached to various metals and metallic alloys and applied to characters associated with them. Most common include:

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-->-- '''Donal Noye''', ''[[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire A Clash Of Kings]]''

of Kings]]''

Stock symbolism attached to various metals and metallic alloys and applied to characters associated with them. Most common include:


** Three times (''[[Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger Go-Onger]]''/''[[Series/PowerRangersRPM RPM]]'', ''[[Series/TokumeiSentaiGoBusters Go-Busters]]''/''[[Series/PowerRangersBeastMorphers]]'', and ''[[Series/UchuSentaiKyuranger Kyuranger]]''), a team has had both Gold and Silver Rangers; in all cases they worked as a duo and the first two had Gold outrank Silver slightly. (The [[Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger fourth]] [[Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge team]] with both, however, had Gold as a regular character and Silver as an EleventhHourRanger; and ''Silver'' was more powerful).

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** Three times (''[[Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger Go-Onger]]''/''[[Series/PowerRangersRPM RPM]]'', ''[[Series/TokumeiSentaiGoBusters Go-Busters]]''/''[[Series/PowerRangersBeastMorphers]]'', Go-Busters]]''/''[[Series/PowerRangersBeastMorphers Beast Morphers]]'', and ''[[Series/UchuSentaiKyuranger Kyuranger]]''), a team has had both Gold and Silver Rangers; in all cases they worked as a duo and the first two had Gold outrank Silver slightly. (The [[Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger fourth]] [[Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge team]] with both, however, had Gold as a regular character and Silver as an EleventhHourRanger; and ''Silver'' was more powerful).


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** In ''[[Series/UchuSentaiKyuranger Kyuranger]]'', the Silver Ranger is BrainwashedAndCrazy for a few episodes and gains a SuperpoweredEvilSide, changing his codename to be a Metal Ranger instead; symbolizing that his new form is stronger and more dangerous but less refined and not as valuable.


** Twice (''[[Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger Go-Onger]]''/''[[Series/PowerRangersRPM RPM]]'' and ''[[Series/TokumeiSentaiGoBusters Go-Busters]]''), a team has had both Gold and Silver Rangers; in both cases they worked as a duo and Gold outranked Silver slightly. (The [[Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger third]] [[Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge team]] with both, however, had Gold as a regular character and Silver as an EleventhHourRanger; and ''Silver'' was more powerful).

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** Twice Three times (''[[Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger Go-Onger]]''/''[[Series/PowerRangersRPM RPM]]'' and RPM]]'', ''[[Series/TokumeiSentaiGoBusters Go-Busters]]''), Go-Busters]]''/''[[Series/PowerRangersBeastMorphers]]'', and ''[[Series/UchuSentaiKyuranger Kyuranger]]''), a team has had both Gold and Silver Rangers; in both all cases they worked as a duo and the first two had Gold outranked outrank Silver slightly. (The [[Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger third]] fourth]] [[Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge team]] with both, however, had Gold as a regular character and Silver as an EleventhHourRanger; and ''Silver'' was more powerful).


* Prince Nigel Haldane, Duke of Carthmoor in the Literature/{{Deryni}} novels is nicknamed "the Iron Duke". He's proven himself at combat from the age of twenty onwards, and he has GrayEyes to boot.

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* Prince Nigel Haldane, Duke of Carthmoor in the Literature/{{Deryni}} novels is nicknamed "the Iron Duke". He's proven himself at combat from the age of twenty onwards, and he has GrayEyes gray eyes to boot.


* In ''{{Naruto}}'', the Fourth Kazekage uses "Gold Dust," which reflects his beliefs and attitude in life. To be specific, he measured the "value" of things/people, including his own son Gaara, though those evaluations were never necessarily ''right''. For example, he judged Gaara to be a failure. He was obviously wrong. [[spoiler:Though he didn't realize it until he saw Gaara again after being revived by the Edo Tensei.]]

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* In ''{{Naruto}}'', the WarArc of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', the Fourth Kazekage uses "Gold Dust," which reflects his beliefs and attitude in life. To be specific, he measured the "value" of things/people, including his own son Gaara, though those evaluations were never necessarily ''right''. For example, he judged Gaara to be a failure. He was obviously wrong. [[spoiler:Though he didn't realize it until he saw Gaara again after being revived by the Edo Tensei.]]


->''Robert was the true steel. Stannis is pure iron, black and hard and strong, yes, but brittle, the way iron gets. He'll break before he bends. And Renly, that one, he's copper, bright and shiny, pretty to look at but not worth all that much at the end of the day.''
-->--'''Donal Noye''', ''[[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire A Clash Of Kings]]''

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->''Robert ->''"Robert was the true steel. Stannis is pure iron, black and hard and strong, yes, but brittle, the way iron gets. He'll break before he bends. And Renly, that one, he's copper, bright and shiny, pretty to look at but not worth all that much at the end of the day.''
-->--'''Donal
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-->-- '''Donal
Noye''', ''[[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire A Clash Of Kings]]''


->--'''Donal Noye''', ''[[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire A Clash Of Kings]]''

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->--'''Donal -->--'''Donal Noye''', ''[[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire A Clash Of Kings]]''


* The Brotherhood of Steel in the ''{{Fallout}}'' series. Steel symbolises their technical and military prowess, as well as dedication to their ideals.

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* The Brotherhood of Steel in the ''{{Fallout}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' series. Steel symbolises their technical and military prowess, as well as dedication to their ideals.

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* GoldColoredSuperiority


* GoldMakesEverythingShiny



* GoldMakesEverythingShiny


* GoldMakesEverythingShinier

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* GoldMakesEverythingShinierGoldMakesEverythingShiny


* '''Platinum''': like gold, but even more so (Can be a PowerTrio with Gold and Silver with it at the top, knocking Bronze out from the bottom); less associated with wealth, but more with purity, especially in a technical kind of way

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* '''Platinum''': like gold, but even more so (Can (can be a PowerTrio with Gold and Silver with it at the top, knocking Bronze out from the bottom); less associated with wealth, but more with purity, especially in a technical kind of way



Subtropes include: ChromeChampion, IronLady, IronWoobie.

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Subtropes include: ChromeChampion, IronLady, IronWoobie.
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[[index]]
* ChromeChampion
* IronLady
* IronWoobie
* GoldMakesEverythingShinier
* PlatinumMakesEverythingShinier
* SilverHasMysticPowers
[[/index]]

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