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"Let's bring them together!"
Jason/Red Ranger, Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers

This is about how a team with a color scheme have special combined attacks that "fuse" all their colored energy blasts into a rainbow attack. See Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance. Frequently uses other tropes like Calling Your Attacks, Combined Energy Attack, Set Bonus and "weaponized" versions of The Power of Friendship and Love. Quite often a case of Super-Cute Superpowers.

Not to be confused with All Your Powers Combined, which is about a single person possessing the powers of an entire group. Nor is it Together We Are X, but it may overlap.


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  • Mazinger Z and its sequels played with this trope:
    • In Great Mazinger, the final battle is won when Mazinger, Great Mazinger, Aphrodite A and Venus A combine their strongest attacks to bring Cool Airship Demonika down.
    • In UFO Robo Grendizer, Mazinger-Z, Great Mazinger and Grendizer combined all of their attacks in one manga scene to destroy a Vegan Star Ship. And in one of the movies, Grendizer and Great Mazinger combined their Chest Blaster attacks to destroy a Saucer Beast.
    • In the first episode of Mazinkaiser, Mazinger-Z and Great Mazinger used their Chest Blaster weapons in combination to melt a Mechanical Beast to slag.
    • Great Mazinger and Getter Robo have also combined their attacks in several movies.
    • The Super Robot Wars games have exploited this. When several of the Go Nagai mechas show up in the same game, they are given combination attacks. It is usually called Final Dynamic Special, and it is always impressive: [1].
    • Robot Girls Z has the Robot Girls Final Manga Festival Attack, which combines all 9 of the Robot Girls' beam weapons into a rainbow-colored blast. Great General of Darkness-ko stops it with a booger, then throws it back at them.
  • Eureka Seven's "Seven Swell" Rainbow attack. Quite a nasty weapon, actually.
  • Pretty Cure makes a habit of this. It's most prominent with Futari wa Pretty Cure and Futari wa Pretty Cure Splash★Star, where it is actually a distinct Combination Attack with its own name, but shows up occasionally in Yes! Pretty Cure 5 as well, in the form of combination attacks from Rouge and Aqua. Yes! Pretty Cure 5 GoGo added Rainbow Rose Explosion to the mix, featuring five color-coded roses that... well, just look at the name.
    • And it doesn't stop there. Fresh Pretty Cure! had Lucky Clover Grand Finale, and HeartCatch Pretty Cure! had Shining Fortissimo and (possibly) the Super Silhouette attack Pretty Cure Heartcatch Orchestra.
  • In the first Naruto movie, "Rainbow Chakra". Just like Eureka Seven, it's quite effective.
  • The 'dragon brothers' in GaoGaiGar were eventually able to combine their powers into the planet-destroying (well, technically the moons of Jupiter...) 'Maximum Tou Long' attack.
  • "Reborn Strawberry Surprise" in Tokyo Mew Mew; everyone gets a colour-coded Pillar of Light, lighting up Tokyo before they activate it.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! GX had it with gem cards as well as Ojamas.
  • Subverted in Magic Knight Rayearth. When the three main characters combine their color-coded magic, red for fire (duh), blue for water (obviously), and green for wind (of course) they're shown as distinct hues, but the end result is pure white. However, a similar attack is performed near the end of the second season, which is indeed a swirling beam of these three colors.
  • Sailor Moon:
    • Sailor Planet Attack! Although, in this case, the rainbow effect comes mostly from the color-coded glowing auras around each Senshi.
    • The anime had another version, this one a one-off, Sailor Planet Power. Unlike the other version, this one lanched the attack straight upwards instead of at a specific target.
    • In Sailor Stars, Sailor Moon's upgrade to Eternal Sailor Moon is caused by all ten Sailor Senshi combining their powers. The upgraded locket is adorned with nine gems, the colour of each one representing one of the other Sailor Senshi.
  • Slightly more realistic, but still artistic license, in Metal Armor Dragonar: The three Dragonars wield weapons called "photon bazookas", each of which fires a different colored beam; when they combine, rather than turning rainbow-colored, they turn white...the only problem is that the colors used are red, blue, and yellow, the primary colors in painting; for light, green replaces yellow.
    • In painting, those three primary colors, red, blue and yellow mix to create brown.
      • But then again, yellow is a secondary color of light, composed of red and green light...
  • Played for laughs in Happiness!. Spells cast by various Wizarding School students fuse by accident into a "wild magic" that turns Jun Watarase into a girl.
  • Devil Hunter Yohko: In the sixth episode when Yohko, Ayoko and Asuza 2 combine their powers, the background undulates with their respective colours. In previous episodes, most hunter's powers were gold.
  • Slight different in Reborn! (2004) where Tsuna's guardians represent a different weather type and each weather attribute has one of the colours of the rainbow attached to it as their 'Dying Will Flame'.
  • Bleach: The Cero Sincrético is an example of this. It is a fusion of 2 different Cero; when used by Pesche and Dondochakka, it was purple and yellow. Technically, it would change with the user.
  • The members of the Glittering Crux attempt this during the final episode of Star Driver against Samekh. It doesn't work.
  • Symphogear G:
    • The S2CA Triburst (Supreme Song Combination Arts) has Hibiki (yellow), Tsubasa (blue) and Chris (red) join hands while singing their Supreme Songs, then redirecting the power of all three Limit Breaks into Hibiki's Power Fist, allowing her to deliver a devastating rainbow-coloured Elemental Punch.
    • The finale has a multi-sensory version, with six different-coloured Symphogear users coming together to sing "Babel of the Beginning". This song follows the tune of each singer's Activation Song in turn, followed by that of the Supreme Song, but mixed with the S2CA's Leitmotif and with new lyrics related to the characters. This enables them to combine the Supreme Song energies of not just everyone on the team, but everyone on the planet, transforming their Symphogears into their godlike X-Drive forms.
  • A non-combat example in Dragon Knights, in which all the Dragon Officers, represented by different colors, were meant to use their abilities to seal the Big Bad away for good. Only problem is they were missing a few colors...and couldn't find suitable candidates.

    Asian Animation 
  • In the Chinese Hu lu Xiong Di series, the seven protagonists represent a color of the rainbow, each with different abilities. The antagonists will often cleverly separate them, as every one of the protagonists have a unique weakness that has to be backed up by the rest. In every season climax, the protagonists realize the importance of unity and love, and they strike back against the villains. This was done albeit differently in the second series, as the seven protagonists combined into one single entity with all of their powers integrated into it before fighting the Big Bad, who promptly transforms into a One-Winged Angel.

    Card Games 
  • While not a team, Magic: The Gathering has several cards that combine the powers of the five colors of magic to do something powerful. In keeping with the trope, we have:
    • Legacy Weapon, which can instakill any card in play, typically with no chance to bring them back.
    • Coalition Victory, which, if you have a creature and a land of each basic color, wins you the game. Conversely...
    • Door to Nothingness, which forces your opponent to lose for the low cost of two mana of each color.
    • Progenitus, which can kill a player at starting health in two hits and has "Protection from everything" (meaning it can't be targeted by spells or effects, it can't be blocked by creatures, and it can't be damaged).
    • On that note, many cards require 2 or more types of mana in order to play them.
    • Some cards have the 'Sunburst' ability, which makes them more powerful for each different type of mana spent to cast them.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!: A darker example than the usual use of this Trope. According to the lore from V-Jump, the Shaddolls are malevolent shadows that absorb all light. This might explain why they are so dark— All colors mixed together would result in black.
  • My Little Pony Collectible Card Game: Characters with the keyword Prismatic gain the colors of all other "Crystal" Friends on your side of the board. There are six in total, and they tend to get stronger with every color they have.
  • In Citadels, the players are required to build 8 districts, each district coded with 5 different colour. If the player has the 5 different district types built in their city by the end of the game, they earn 3 extra points.

    Comic Books 
  • In the DCU's Blackest Night event, one of the only ways to destroy a Black Lantern is to combine light from at least two of the seven emotional energies and aim at the ring. It's also said that each of the energies is a portion of the White Light of Life, which has aspects of all seven. Subverted when throwing multicolored blasts at Nekron only makes him stronger; in the end only true, unbroken white light saves the day.
    Carol: I think I saw this on a Saturday morning cartoon.
    • A crossover comic with Planet of the Apes has Cornelius getting an experimental ring that gives him the powers of all the different lanterns.

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  • In Simon Hawke's Wizard novels, Kira's sapphire, Wyrdrune's emerald, and Modred's ruby send beams of colored light at one another when they form the "living triangle" and unleash the runestones' power on the Dark Ones and their minions.
  • Subverted in The Lord of the Rings. Saruman tries to claim that he has transcended being Saruman the White and become Saruman of Many Colors. Gandalf points out that when lights of multiple colors are truly combined, they make white light - Saruman didn't combine anything, he broke it apart.
    • "He who breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom."
  • In The Black Prism, By Brent Weeks, During the Defence of Brightwater Wall Gavin Guile uses all of the colors under his control to make an enormous explosion that kills a huge swath of the opposing army, and may or may not have created the thought impossible White Luxin.
  • A quite literal example in Elizabeth C. Mock's Children Of Man series. Centuries ago, light magic was splintered into its six component colors: red, blue, green, purple, orange, and yellow. Since then, no one can access all six colors (the max seems to be four). However, Faela Durante has linked her mind with those of Kade Hawthorn and Jair Rafferty, using a very rare variant of red magic (red usually heals the body, Faela can also heal the mind). Faela has red and yellow magic, Kade has orange and trace purple, and Jair has green and traces of blue. Together, they could theoretically do the impossible and access light magic.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Super Sentai and Power Rangers have frequently used this (very literally in the case of JAKQ). Originally, the general theme was that no one team member could finish off a monster of the week alone, but as time went on the members became more powerful. That said, the 'combined team weapon' has been a solid presence throughout and is not likely to go away. Usually, said weapon is so big it requires the whole team to hold it up and fire it.
    • Both franchises regularly feature the "Team Bazooka", a BFG which is either each Ranger's individual weapon combined together, or a stand-alone weapon charged by a combination of everyone's energies.
    • Also, the Megazords sort-of count. Usually, they're formed from the combination of several Zords that each have the color of the Ranger that controls it, making their combined Megazord forms quite colorful.
      • A straight example of the Trope would be Wild Force Megazord's Mega Roar, in which each component Zord fired a beam in each Ranger's color, combining them into a downright purty gi-normous beam of destruction. In the Grand Finale, the Rangers' Zords and all the lost Zords hidden throughout the world hit the Big Bad with one combined attack, the Ultra Roar.
  • It applies to Kamen Rider too, although somewhat less often:
    • Kamen Rider Den-O's finisher for Climax Form is a sword slash containing all the colors of the forms before it. The attack that finishes off the final boss has power donated from all of the Taros as well as Sieg and Zeronos Vega Form, producing a series of multi-colored slashes.
    • Kamen Rider Double's final form draws power from most of his colorful Gaia Memories to produce a Maximum Drive that's best described as a rainbow laser show.
    • Kamen Rider Build's final form is decorated with all of the multicolored Fullbottles, and merges their colors into a rainbow for its finishing moves.
    • Kamen Rider Zero-One has the only case up to that point where the secondary Rider gets this trope, with Kamen Rider Vulcan getting the form that combines all of the previous Progrise Keys and has rainbow-colored finishers as a result.
  • Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon had two: Moonlight Attractive Attack and Sailor Planet Attack.
  • Odd Squad plays with this trope in the Season 3 finale "End of the Road". When all the villains in The Shadow's Villain Network funnel their odd powers into a purple cube sitting at the center of the floor, the orbs, as well as the pipes connecting to the cube, all glow in the villains' respective theme colors, creating a rainbow-colored spectrum. However, the beam that shoots out of the cube — which was originally meant to be sent to every Odd Squad precinct in the world — is solely purple, not rainbow-colored (although there are streaks of pink and blue that can be seen), and the tornado that is created from it is purple as well.

  • Played with in Jersey Jack Pinball's The Wizard of Oz with the Horse of a Different Color. You must collect at least four horses to get the bonus, and the highest score multiplier comes from either having all of them the same color, or all of different colors.
  • In Farfalla, the million-point "Multi Special" is only available after collecting and advancing the blue, yellow, and red flower specials.

  • The heroes of BIONICLE, the Toa, each control an Element. When six different elements meet, they form into super-hard, crystalline Protodermis. This has been used to imprison two villains, while an unfocused team attack (the beams didn't meet) defeated another early in the story.

    Video Games 
  • Disgaea's Prism Rangers. Notable in that they aren't able to pull off this attack until they've successfully assembled a full team of 7, which doesn't happen 'till Disgaea 2.
  • The Handsome Men (AKA "The Punishing Rangers") from Killer7 are a subversion of this. Their names range from the obvious "Handsome Red" and "Handsome Blue" to secondary colors like "Handsome Brown" and even one "Handsome Dead".
  • The Legend of Zelda:
  • Mortal Kombat has Chameleon (and his female counterpart, Khameleon), who are shifting-spectrum pallette-swaps of the male and female ninjas, respectively; they each possess the combined movesets of their respective genders.
    • To a lesser extent, Reptile is a combination of Sub-Zero and Scorpion, both chromatically and in terms of movesets.
  • Super Metroid: The Hyper Beam is an interesting take on it. While it's actually stolen from an enemy, it will replace all of the other color-coded beams in the inventory, AND causes both Samus and itself to flash different colors.
  • Sonic the Hedgehog:
  • Done out of nowhere in VVVVVV. It happens when you first enter the Secret Lab, which requires all trinkets to access.
  • Notably averted in the final battle of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. Each of the four Aspects fires a color-coded beam to the Dragon Soul in preparation for their final attack... which ends being a plain yellow beam.
  • Super Robot Wars UX: Ryuubi, Sousou and Sonken's + Ryofu's Soul of Three Seasons Combination Attack and Four Sovereign Armour Attack.
  • In Kingdom of Loathing, elemental attacks get colored damage indicators (in a black-and-white game). For this reason, attacks that deal all five types of elemental damage are called "prismatic attacks", and usually originate from rainbow-shaded items.
  • In Holic, each skill a character has is invoked with a specific color. Using said skill will activate a combo relay (which is made of 7 colors, where a certain color is denoted as the finishing color), and if there are enough characters around, and assuming the enemy doesn't die early, you can activate a move called Seven Star Signs which does a very large chunk of damage in a single hit.
  • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U has Mega Man's Final Smash, which has him summoning his counterparts from Mega Man X, Mega Man Legends, Mega Man Battle Network, and Mega Man Star Force to fire their Mega Busters in unison, each releasing a different colored beam. In Ultimate, Proto Man and Bass also join in.
  • This happens in Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy in the final boss fight when all of the "color" eco fuses to become Light Eco.
  • The souls of the other six humans who fell into the world of Undertale are color coded. If you play the snowball-golf game just right, it will reveal that each of them — including your own — corresponds to a specific virtue: Patience (aqua), Bravery (orange), Integrity (blue), Perseverance (purple), Kindness (green), Justice (yellow), and Determination (red). At the climax of the game's initial run, Flowey absorbs the souls and uses their power to become godlike. During the battle, you call out to each of them one by one, and once they've each come to your aid, they rebel against Flowey, reducing him to his original form. And of course, the power of all seven of them together is capable of shattering the barrier, freeing the monsters from their underground prison.

  • Perry Bible Fellowship twists it.
  • As does LilFormers.
  • In Earthsong, any use of the powerful Sideran energies will be white, edged in rainbow. This is because they seem to function as a collective intelligence (speaking with Voice of the Legion as well), so the "white" is from the combination of numerously colored stars.
  • The Order of the Stick: When the Snarl's origins are expanded on in one of the later arcs, this is used to explain its massive power. Each of the godly pantheons has its own unique wavelength for their power, with its own color — yellow for the Northern gods, blue for the Southern gods, red for the Western gods, and green for the deceased Eastern gods. Furthermore, anything made by just one of these (including the gods themselves) is weaker than what's made by combining them, including the Snarl, however accidental its creation was. With only three pantheons left, the Snarl (with the energy of four pantheons powering it) is literally more powerful than all the gods put together. This is why each time a new world is created to seal the Snarl in, it always eventually breaks free and destroys it, requiring the gods to start over from scratch. Now matter how well-designed the seal might be, the Snarl will eventually just overpower it. Thor reveals that with the (relatively) recent ascension of the goblin deity the Dark One (who is unaffiliated with existing pantheons and thus has his own wavelength, purple), there's now actually a chance to fight the Snarl evenly.

    Western Animation 
  • Captain Planet, the Trope Namer. The theme song actually went "Earth! Fire! Wind! Water! Heart! Go Planet! By your powers combined, I am Captain Planet!"
  • The "Care Bear stare" in Care Bears is a variation on this; it doesn't need a specific number or combination of bears to work.
  • Rainbow Brite does it a bit differently: the colour-themed members are needed to be there, but they're Barrier Maidens (and two boys) and battery packs, while the title character uses the colours for her own powers. jk
  • My Little Pony TV Specials: The pilot for the television series featured a villain who carried a Rainbow of Darkness (which changed ponies into impressive-looking dragons), sending our heroes on a quest for the "Rainbow of Light".
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic:
    • The Care-Bear Stare-esque attack at the end the two-part pilot is a partial example; the multi-colored gems associated with the Elements of Harmony (red, orange, pink, purple, magenta, and blue) don't comprise all the colors of the rainbow, but they form a traditional six-colored rainbow when their powers combine.note 
    • "Twilight's Kingdom, Part 2":

      When the Mane Six unlock the mysterious chest at the Tree of Harmony and gain access to the Rainbow Power form of the Elements of Harmony. The traditional six colors of the rainbow are replaced with the colors of the mares' fur.

      Additionally to the above, when post-empowerment Twilight fires magical blasts at Tirek, the blast is purple (the color of Twilight's magic), but also streaked with golden yellow, dark blue, and sky blue, the colors of the magical auras of Celestia, Luna, and Cadance respectively.
    • In the final battle of My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Rainbow Rocks, when Sunset joins the band, adding a seventh color to the friendship rainbow, the Rainbooms reach full power and break the Dazzlings' spell over the crowd, allowing them to use the additional musical power to conjure up a rainbow beam-firing alicorn avatar and defeat their opponents once and for all.
  • Though not an attack per se, The Powerpuff Girls tend to soar across the sky together in a pretty, tri-color rainbow.
  • W.I.T.C.H.: This occurs has it occur right at the beginning when the girls first receive their powers, but don't know how to use them properly on their own yet. After that, they get more creative than a single combined blast.
    • The girls and Elyon use this in the season 1 finale against Phobos.

  • All Your Colors Combined I AM... THE WHITE/BLACK "COLOR".
    • Impending SCIENCE: White is the combination of all colors of light, and black is the combination of all colors of pigment.
    • According to the Dictionary: "White = The lack of color" and "Black = The lack of light". Therefore, "White = The full spectrum of light" and "Black = All colors combined".
    • Gray and Silver are the combinations of Black and White. You know the implications.

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