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Red, yellow and orange is so last season.

Fire in Real Life is mostly a mix of reds, yellows, and oranges. In fiction, fire occasionally shows up as a different color, either to show that the fire is magical or "unnatural", has different capabilities, or just plain Rule of Cool. Green and blue flames are the most common. A few common variants are when illusionists create blue Faux Flames or when those Playing with Fire make their pyrokinesis distinctive by having it burn a different color.

This is still Truth in Television: flames will appear blue if they reach high enough temperatures, and many pure elements burn in colors other than orange (copper, for example, burns green). The latter is a commonly used method of discovering the chemical composition of a substance (called a flame test). However, it should be noted that while fire can be made to burn most any color with the right chemicals, including colorless, a truly black flame (as opposed to a "black" flame that has a white core) is physically impossible.note 


Note that invisible (to the naked eye) flames are possible.

See also Fire Is Red.


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    Anime and Manga 
  • Kurei from Flame of Recca can create a pale blue flame, as opposed to Recca's normal-coloured fire. In the anime however, his flames are a light violet color.
  • Negima! Magister Negi Magi: Negi Springfield in his Magia Erebia Armationem of Incendium Gehennae ("Hell's Conflagration"), a high-level fire- and darkness-based spell, glows with black flames; they apparently cause Mana Drain.
  • The legendary Amaterasu jutsu from Naruto summons a black flame that can burn anything and cannot be extinguished for seven days and seven nights.
  • In Shakugan no Shana, most powers manifest as flames, which have different color for every character, including silver, black, and rainbow. One character even has lightning as her "flame".
  • In the first episode of the second season of Code Geass the Britannian soldiers use purple flamethrowers in Babel Tower, apparently just to create an eerie atmosphere for Lelouch's ensuing awesomeness.
  • Shippo of Inuyasha can summon blue "foxfire" flames.
  • Yu Yu Hakusho: Hiei's Darkness Flame attacks are all composed of black fire.
  • In Reborn! (2004), the attribute of the flames (i.e. Sky, Storm, Clouds, etc) is indicated by their color.
  • Fairy Tail:
    • Totomaru, one of Phantom Lord's Element Four specialises in Rainbow Fire magic. This makes him able to make and manipulate different kinds of magical fire based on color. Natsu, who fought him at one point and who literally eats fire to recharge/enhance his fire-breathing dragon powers said one color tasted cool and another smelled like crap.
    • Macao Conbolt from the Fairy Tail guild uses a kind of fire magic known as Purple Flare, which, as its name says, produces purple flames.
    • After the 7-year timeskip, it's revealed that Macao's son Romeo knows how to make not only purple flames, but also all sorts of other colors, and that he learned this from none other than Totomaru.
    • Zancrow on the other hand, uses Flame God Slayer magic. Like all God Slayer magic, the element he uses is black or at least dark in color and of a higher power than Natsu's. Natsu still manages to absorb his fire and use it with his own.
    • Jellal Fernandes is shown to be able to produce a yellow fire known as the Flame of Rebuke, which is powerful enough to initiate Dragon Force when given to Natsu.
    • God Serena, one of the Spriggan 12 of the Alvarez Empire, has eight Dragon Slayer lacrimas inside of his body. One of them is Purgatory Dragon Slayer Magic, which produces a kind of dark-colored flame which is implied to be extremely hot.
  • Rin in Blue Exorcist has blue fire that forms horns while he's in his demon form, and is pretty much surrounded by it as a demon. The color comes from him being the son of Satan.
    • Shima can summon a demon that uses black fire.
  • Digimon Adventure: Piyomon's green "Magical Fire" attack. Flavor text reveals that it literally is a magical fire - it's a psychic attack where the creature hit only feels the sensation of being burned, but isn't actually harmed physically. Other Digimon also provide examples, some more realistically-coloured than others, such as Garurumon, DeathMeramon and BlueMeramon (blue), Impmon, Belphemon and DarkLizarmon (black), Holydramon (white), and Coredramon and Cerberumon (green).
  • In One Piece, Ace has the standard red fire Logia Devil Fruit. A co-commander in the Whitebeard Pirates (Marco, the only one who outranks him) has a Phoenix Mythical Zoan Devil Fruit, allowing him to turn into a phoenix. Among other abilities, the notable one is being made of blue fire that allows him to heal a great deal of wounds on himself, referred to as the Blue Flames of Resurrection.
  • In Kaze no Stigma, the Kannagi are a family of fire users. Genma Kannagi, the father of the male protagonist, wields the blue Divine Flame, which is the most powerful of all flames. Whether this comes from the fact blue flame burns hotter than red and orange flame is unknown. Though white flame burns the hottest.
    • Ayano Kannagi can summon crimson Divine Flames. Plus, Genma, Ayano, and Ren's normal flame color is gold instead of normal orange flames.
  • Lunatic from Tiger & Bunny produces blue/green flames.
  • Azaka from The Garden of Sinners generates multicolored flames that are a mix of various shades of blue, green, purple, white and red.
  • Gamma Akutabi from Zombie Powder has the Black Flames of Bloodlust.
  • In Sailor Moon Crystal, blue-green flames with strangely dark nimbuses light the sconces and torchieres of the villainous Dark Kingdom, and are at least partly responsible for its Unnaturally Blue Lighting.
  • In My Hero Academia, the villain Dabi has the power to create blue flames. Pro hero Endeavor's flames are normally the usual red-orange, but one of his techniques concentrates the flame into a blowtorch-like effect that turns the flame blue.
  • Ilulu's dragon form in Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid is covered in black flames.
  • In Dr. Stone, when Chrome is first introduced as a "sorcerer", he tries to impress Senku with his "Rainbow Bridge" technique, which involves changing the color of a fire. However, the scientifically-minded Senku easily sees through this, explaining that Chrome is just throwing different chemicals like salt and sulfur into the fire.

    Asian Animation 
  • Happy Heroes:
    • Kalo's Flaming Hair is blue.
    • In the first episode of Season 8, the process for Big M. and Little M. to summon the magician Huo Haha involves them setting up a campfire that turns purple once he does show up.

    Card Games 
  • Magic: The Gathering:
    • The card Ghostfire is flavored as transparent (and therefore invisible) fire.
    • The MTG novel The Purifying Fire has a white, cool fire that is actually a source of pure White Mana.
    • Eldraine is a rare plane where pyromancy is predominantly associated with White mana. The knights of Ardenvale pass through a circle of white flames similar to the purifying fire, burning away the impure but letting the righteous pass, while several of their order weaponise white and silver flames.

    Comic Books 
  • Fire from the Justice League can control mystical green fire.
  • Likewise the DC sorceress Jinx can conjure green flames, and is shown in her very first appearance.
  • Snowflame from The New Guardians can make white flames thanks to his cocaine based powers (apparently cocaine is literal White Magic now).
  • The Mignolaverse comics B.P.R.D. and Lobster Johnson feature a suit of Powered Armor that can generate freaky blue-black flames (and is used by a succession of supervillains calling themselves The Black Flame). It's not really fire, though, but a cosmic energy called Vril Power that was used by the ancient Hyperborean civilization.
  • It turns out that Thomas Raymond didn't actually get his powers from a Superhuman Transfusion from the original Human Torch. His Inhuman heritage was just partially catalyzed and his powers allowed him to perfectly mimic the Playing with Fire abilities he witnessed. After having his heritage fully catalyzed by terrigen it turns out his power is actually chemical transmutation and his flames are now bright purple.
  • Supergirl's enemy Nightflame can magically conjure and control green flames.
  • JLA: A League of One: Drakul has a special green fire which forcibly transforms gnomes into Drakugnome minions.

    Fan Works 

    Films — Animated 
  • In Beowulf (2007), the presence of Grendel causes fires to turn blue.
  • Sleeping Beauty: Maleficent breathes greenish fire as a dragon.
  • Hades from Hercules has blue flames for hair, which turn red when he's angered. Originally reversed, an example of the artists doing their homework. Changed by the producers because the audience are morons and would be confused ("Why does he turn blue when he's mad? Shouldn't he stay red?")
  • Fantasia: The "Night on Bald Mountain" segment features blue, green, yellow and even magenta flames.
  • In Frozen II, the fire spirit's fire is purplish-pinkish, indicating that this is a supernatural fire and not a normal fire.
  • In The Prince of Egypt, the Burning Bush is depicted as pale pink flames. It also appears as more of an aural emanation rather than actual fire. This might be Shown Their Work since according to the story, the bush drew Moses' attention because it burned without being consumed.
  • In Promare, the flames produced by the Burnish mutants are a vivid purple with bright green and sky blue at their core, though individual Burnish may display different shades of fire. Burnish fire is also jagged and polygonal, which isn’t simply a stylistic choice: a pizzeria oven is shown burning in completely normal colors and shapes, and it’s eventually revealed that the Burnish are symbiotically linked to sentient flame aliens from Another Dimension, where fire presumably looks and works very differently.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • When Sam defeats the Samurai in Brazil, jets of pure red flame shoot out of its armor. In the Criterion Collection DVD Commentary, Terry Gilliam comments that the effects crew had a particularly hard time producing that color of fire.
  • Liz from the Hellboy film produces blue flames, which inexplicably change to orange in the second film.
  • Warlock (1989). When the title villain is nearby, ordinary fire becomes an eerie shade of blue.
  • Big Trouble in Little China opens with a police officer demanding to know what happened in the titular neighborhood from Egg Shen, because a building was reported to have been consumed by a "green" fireball.

  • In the Shannara series, witchfire is green.
  • A Song of Ice and Fire: Wildfire burns green.
  • Harry Potter: Seen several times:
  • The Name of the Wind has blue flame as one of the warning signs of the Chandrian — but also shows an Arcanist who can make candles burn blue by having it burn the proper materials, and later another who's built a whole collection of lamps in different colors in his quest to create a ever-burning one.
  • In The Night of Wishes, Beelzebub and Tyrannia create a bowl from cold green fire.
  • In the Guardians of Ga'Hoole book series, the ember of Hoole was different from the other volcanic embers because it burned with a green ring around the blue center.
  • In Lee Lightner's Warhammer 40,000 Space Wolf novel Wolf's Honour, on the shadow planet, the Thirteenth Company's fire burns blue. It also doesn't make any noise or give off any smoke.
  • In Robin Hobb's Royal Assassin, Chade chemically treats all the torches and firewood in Buckkeep Castle to make them burn blue. Since this is considered an evil omen and occurs during Regal's coronation, it causes a panic.
  • In Codex Alera, High Lords tend to light their swords on fire which burn in the same colors as their family crest. Octavian is baffled as to how this works and can only make his sword burn with normal red flamenote . Kitai can do azure and purple and the Vord Queen's are bright green.
  • In Neil Gaiman's Stardust, one witch recognizes the fire of another, because witches' fires burn strange colors.
  • In Robert E. Howard's Conan the Barbarian story "Red Nails" the candles' flames are not mentioned, but their smoke is green.
  • Septimus Heap: A BoneFyre has purple flames.
  • Tolkien's Legendarium: Gandalf often creates multicolored fire, especially in The Hobbit.
  • The Firebird Trilogy: The flames in Firebird's mind (It Makes Sense in Context) burn black, indicating the fact that they are a literalization of personal sin/evil.
  • Cthulhu Mythos: Two minor Great Old Ones/Outer Gods are Tulzscha and Aphoom-Zhah, who appear as "sickly green" and gray flames respectively. Both of them are freezing cold rather than burning hot, to further heighten their unnatural nature.
  • In The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, Lords' Fire is blue; fire from the Illearth Stone is Green. Covenant's ring throws silver fire.
  • Dragons: Lexicon Triumvirate:
    • The fire that Dennagon breathes is green.
    • Drekkenoth is made out of black fire.
  • Redwall: Seers and sorcerers often dance and chant while casting various powders into fires to burn in different colors, increasing the fear they cause in assembled Mooks.
  • The Rime of the Ancient Mariner uses this trope briefly, after the Mariner shoots the albatross and brings a curse down on his ship.
    About, about, in reel and rout
    The death-fires danced at night;
    The water, like a witch's oils,
    Burnt green, and blue and white.
  • In Son of a Liche Jynn identifies that undead horde as belonging to his father by their use of his trademarked emerald and violet Shadowflame. Apparently elemental darkness that consumes the surrounding shadows so it seems to glow.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Heroes has two flamethrowers: Meredith with red fire, Flint with blue fire.
  • Breaking Bad has Walt do this in class for the pilot.
  • GARO Makai Knights wield Madou Lighters that can be any color from green, blue, red etc. They're primarily used to identify Horror-possessed humans and can also burn them.
  • In the various Star Trek series, plasma fires are a bright green. Episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Enterprise used them as part of the plot, so there's plenty of visuals.
  • Game of Thrones:
    • The show has wildfire, an alchemically-produced analogue of Greek fire that burns bright green.
    • It later features blue fire breathed by Viserion as a Wight Dragon when he attacks the Wall.
  • Kamen Rider:
    • In Kamen Rider 555, when Orphnochs die, it involves blue flames (presumably relating to Hitodama Light) and their bodies crumbling to dust. Likewise, in Kamen Rider Kabuto, Worms die with green flames.
    • Kamen Rider Double: Kamen Rider Eternal generates blue flames for some of his special attacks, including his Rider Kick. His own Direct to Video movie dubbed this form "Blue Flare" and revealed that it's Eternal's true form, achieved because of Katsumi Daido's compatibility with the Eternal Memory, while past users could only manifest an incomplete "Red Flare" form.
  • Sleepy Hollow featured an early form of napalm, described in dialogue as Greek Fire. Actual napalm burns a fairly mundane reddish-orange. This stuff must have had something in it napalm doesn't, as it burned bright blue like isopropyl alcohol. Maybe that was the Byzantines' secret?



    Tabletop Games 
  • Warhammer: Strange-coloured flames are sometimes associated with Chaos here and in Warhammer 40,000. Tzeench daemons often tend to lob iridescent flames at their enemies, and it's also one of the ways the "winds of chaos"-psychic power may manifest. In the 40k RTS series Dawn of War some chaos units such as the Defiler and Possessed Chaos Marines can shoot strange-looking pinkish flames. It should be noted that in Warhammer, at least as far as the Flames of Tzeentch are concerned, each color also has a different (and horrible) effect on whatever poor sap gets hit by it.
  • Both versions of The World of Darkness mention sickly green Balefire. In the Old World of Darkness, it's is the Wyrm-corrupted form of elemental fire, and exists in the most tainted places on Earth and in the spirit world. Evil spirits and corrupted werewolves can use it as a weapon, which mutates and taints the victim in addition to horrifically burning them.. In the New World of Darkness, it's a trick to summon the fires of Hell that the Lucifuge can learn.)
  • Princess: The Hopeful: Many Fuoco Charms allow a Princess to create flames fueled by the love she feels for another. While romantic love produces the standard reddish-orange, other forms of love will result in Technicolor Fire (Flames created from familial love are blue or purple, those created from friendship are white, etc).
  • Exalted has this all over the place. Pyre-flame, the fire of the underworld, is a sickly green and behaves like a viscous liquid; Ligier, the Green Sun of Malfeas, is also...; and Fire-Aspected Terrestrials often have multi-colored animas.
  • Dungeons & Dragons:
    • The ritual spell Rain of Colorless Fire (never given in stats) utterly destroyed the Suel Imperium in the Greyhawk campaign setting.
    • The Faerie Fire spell can create a non-combustible fire of different colors. Always in D&D, at least two spells use a black fire made of necromantic energy. Both can burn creatures immune to normal fire, but only affect living.

    Video Games 
  • City of Heroes has colour-tintable fiery auras for costume options. Of course, actual game-mechanically-useful fire effects are always standard orangey-red. The exceptions are Plasma Shield, which is blue, and Healing Flames and Cauterize, which are green. This has all changed with Issue 16, now you can recolor all of your powers however you like, including impossible black fire.
  • In Command & Conquer: Generals, the Chinese "black napalm" upgrade makes all flame-based weapons more powerful and colors them purple. Likewise, the Black Hand of Nod's "Purifying Flame" upgrade in Kane's Wrath turns all of their fire weapons blue.
  • Disgaea has this in spades. Blue fire, green fire, purple fire, purple-and-yellow fire, gold fire, and black fire are all present, and that's only the top of the list.
  • Drawn to Life: The Eternal Flame can be whatever color you want it to be. This is because you're God.
  • The King of Fighters: Aside from Kyo Kusanagi's "normal" red flames (more of an orange hue in-game), we have Iori's cursed purple flames, Ash's waxy green flames, Elisabeth's white flames and Nameless' blood-red flames.
    • The lore and official sources make the matter of Iori's flames somewhat confusing. The Yasakani clan originally wielded crimson flames much like the Kusanagi until their jealousy over the Kusanagi's fame (and their lack of recognition) led them to strike a deal with Orochi and gain the entity's power — though not without great cost to the clan, which renamed themselves the Yagami. Orochi's cursed flames are officially said to be blue, so presumably the purple color comes from the mix of its flames with the Yasakani's. However, the team stories featuring Iori describe his flames as blue for most installments, only switching to purple around the time of XII. In-game, Iori's flames have always been purple. Orochi Chris (see below) doesn't help matters, since he also possesses purple flames even though there's no indication he had access to any other forms of fire besides Orochi's.
    • Evil Ash uses black flames, which were originally going to be given to Orochi Chris as far back as in KOF '97 (since that didn't work too well when placed up against the dark backdrop of the Orochi Team's arena(s), Orochi Chris ended up with purple flames like Iori). They appear to be manifested from the combination of Ash's flames and Saiki's ink, and are apparently powerful enough to burn through time itself, a concept so overpowered K' can't help but snark about it in his win quote.
  • In Garou: Mark of the Wolves, Kain R. Heinlein wields blue flames (although, like Iori above, they appear purple in-game), not unlike the flames Orochi is supposed to possess in KOF. However, he has no known connection to the Orochi clan, instead being Marie Heinlein's younger brother, making him Geese Howard's brother-in-law and Rock's uncle.
  • The flamethrower weapon in Jazz Jackrabbit 2 normally shoots normal orange fire, but its upgraded version shoots more powerful blue flames.
  • Breakable, heart-containing candles and torches in the various Castlevania games burn with a variety of colors.
  • The Legend of Zelda:
    • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time:
      • Blue Fire which, naturally was cold fire used to melt the hot red ice.
      • The four Poe sisters in the Forest Temple each have a different colored flame in their torches (which matches their eyes/hair).
      • In the ending sequence, a fire appears with all the sages signature colors, as if the graphics designer was showing off.
    • The Legend of Zelda: Oracle Games have the villains lighting up the three Flames of Sorrow, Destruction and Despair.
    • The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds: Both the torches around Lorule Castle and Yuga's staff burn cyan, magenta, and yellow flames, all three colors being present at once. This is more clear in Yuga's concept art.
    • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild:
      • The four Champions, as well as King Rhoam in his true form, appear surrounded by bluish-green hitodama lights.
      • The Sheikah Labs are powered with blue fire that needs to be carried over by torches.
  • In the Mortal Kombat series, one of Johnny Cage's signature moves is a green fireball. It is possible, however, that this attack isn't a fireball at all; prior to Mortal Kombat 9 and Mortal Kombat X settling on calling it a Forceball, several installments named it Plasmic Bolt. Furthermore, the green energy Johnny uses for his attacks have none of the properties of fire, with his projectiles instead tending to splatter like paint upon contact.
  • Persona:
    • Persona 4 has you summoning your Personas by breaking a card (as if it was made of glass or something) that is surrounded by blue flames. Also, higher level Mudo spells invoke giant runes on the floor surrounding the target as purple fire emerges from each corner of the invocation site. Hama spells create white flames, instead. The recurring phallus demon Mara also has a unique spell in Persona 3 named Maralagidyne, which is a higher level version of the fire spell Maragidyne which attacks enemies with green flames instead of red ones. The spell Megidolaon also creates a giant white-bluish fiery explosion.
    • Blue flames are a major visual motif throughout Persona 5. In the opening minutes, an otherworldly blue flame can be seen in the distance once time stops as the protagonist arrives in Shibuya. Each protagonist bursts into blue flame when they first awaken to their Persona. And, the eponymous Persona Guardian Entities are now covered in blue flame when they are summoned.
  • RuneScape: Some of the rewards in the treasure trails are special lighters that can be used in normal logs to burn them and produce colored fire, as opposed to the normal orange fire. The only difference besides aesthetics is that, if you use one, you're guaranteed to light the log on fire on your first try.
  • Protoss buildings in Starcraft burn with a blue-white flame when damaged, which may be based on the fact that hydrogen burns with a blue flame.
  • Hadokens from Street Fighter. Normally, these appear to be blue-white balls of fire (produced by the user's Ki Manipulation abilities), but usually have no burning properties. However, with Super Street Fighter II, Capcom said "Sure, Why Not?" to a glitch that occasionally made a Hadoken come out red by giving Ryu a reddish fireball (Shakunetsu Hadoken) that did burn. Also, M.Bison (Dictator)'s Psycho Crusher is able to burn its victims with blue flames.
  • Super Mario Bros.:
    • In some games (and in Super Smash Bros.), Luigi's fireballs are green to set them apart from Mario's red.
    • In Super Mario 64, the final fight with Bowser has him spewing blue flames that actively follow Mario around.
    • To emphasize the Shadow Queen's sheer demonic power before the final battle in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, every candle in the final boss chamber is put out during her summoning and spontaneously light again with black flames.
    • In Bowser's Inside Story, Dark Bowser is naturally associated with black and blue fire.
    • Dreamy Bowser in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team breathes rainbow coloured fire. Smoldergeists from the same game are on fire, and have purple flames.
    • Super Mario 3D World has blue lava in some levels, with its own blue-colored Lava Bubbles (living fireballs).
  • In Valkyria Chronicles, the flamethrowers used by Elite Troopers spray blue flame, supposedly because the fuel is atomized Ragnite. The type of flamethrowers that inflict debuffs shoot purple flames instead. Also, the titular Valkyria are surrounded by an aura of blue flames when their powers are active.
  • In World of Warcraft, Fel (demonic) fire is usually green, shadowflame is a blackish-purple and void flames originating from the Sha are black.
  • Pokémon:
    • Many Dragon-type moves look like odd-colored — green, magenta, and even grey — fire.
    • Sacred Fire, the signature move of Ho-Oh, was given a blue/purple color starting with Diamond and Pearl.
    • Likewise, Blue Flare, Reshiram's signature move, is colored blue as well. Interestingly, both Reshiram and Ho-Oh are tied for the highest base stat total of Fire-type Pokémon (Arceus with a Flame Plate excluded).
    • Mega Charizard X has blue fire burning from its mouth and tail.
    • A couple of Fire-type Pokémon's Shiny colors may naturally change their flames' colors as well. Ponyta gets a nice blue mane, while its evolved form Rapidash has gray flames; Magcargo has a purple-and-yellow flame coming out of its shell; Magmar, Magmortar and Moltres are covered in pink fire; and Emboar sports a blue mane.
    • The entire Litwick line burns with bluish flames. Their Shinies actually avert this by having orange fire.
  • During Case 5 of Ace Attorney Investigations, a special kind of oil which is used to make ink and lamps and that produces a green flame when lit, becomes important evidence as it was used to make counterfeit bills and cards from a smuggling ring leader that used them to send messages to his associates, and the green flame was the way they identified the cards as real.
  • Team Fortress 2:
    • When a member of the BLU team is on fire, he has blue little effects around him to more easily show which team he's on and expose Spies.
    • There are many magic spells you can apply to items and weapons during Halloween, one of which naturally allows you to change the color of the Flamethrowers' fire.
  • In Final Fantasy XII, the Black Magic Spell "Ardor" is a late game fire-element spell that produces giant explosive blue flames.
  • In Secret of Mana, there is a very powerful spell called "Burst", which produces fiery blue explosions. Oddly enough, it is not gained from the Elemental Spirit of Fire, Salamander, but Dryad, the Tree/Nature Spirit.
  • Romancing Saga: Minstrel Song has a Fire elemental spell which shields the party with glowing blue flames.
  • Mega Man X2 features Flame Stag, who normally emits red flames, but they eventually become blue to show that he has Turned Red.
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves has resin that burns a brilliant blue. So brilliant, in fact, every other light source in the area immediately disappears for dramatic effect once the stuff ignites.
  • Terraria:
    • Cursed Flames and related items/debuffs are an insidious green, and cannot be extinguished by diving into water.
    • Wearing the Frost armor will add a Frostburn effect to your melee and ranged weapons, making them covered with blue Cold Flames.
    • The Goblin Summoner drops Shadowflame weapons, which have purple fire.
    • Peace Candles have pink flames, and Water Candles have blue flames.
    • You can also craft torches of many different colors using gems or one of a handful of other ingredients, and Demon Torches can be found in the Underworld.
    • While not in the vanilla game, in the Calamity Mod, the Meowthrower is basically a Meowmere themed flamethrowernote  which shoots blue and pink flames that cause the On Fire! and Frostburn debuffs; in addition to that, when bursting into flames upon contact with an enemy, they make meowing sound effects.
      • Likewise, there are other flamethrowers in the mod that use this trope, such as the Elemental Eruption and Photoviscerator (both of which require the Meowthrower to be crafted).
  • When the necromancer is chosen on the character selection screen in Diablo II, he will create an illusion of blue fire around himself.
  • Metroplexity uses green fire for many Etheric attacks, especially those associated with The Herald Of Fire.
  • In the fire-themed segment of Rhiannon: Curse of the Four Branches, you must gather chemicals which, when tossed into a fire, will cause sparks of various colors to appear.
  • Fallout flamers emit the normal mix of yellow-orange flames, but the unique weapon Cleansing Flame from Fallout: New Vegas emits a large stream of blue-white flames.
  • The Quest for Glory series:
  • In The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Pumpkin King, a Prequel to The Nightmare Before Christmas, the second boss is a giant snake that exhales purple flame as one of its attacks.
  • Dark Souls: The Bonus Boss of the first game, Black Dragon Kalameet, breathes black flames with a yellow outline. In the third game, several dark pyromancy spells produce black flames as well.
  • The Meteor Goliath in Evolve has bright blue fire. Looks cool in a fight, not so useful for sneaking.
  • Monster Hunter: World: Lunastra's fire attacks leave behind trails of blue flames.
    • Also from the Iceborne expansion, if Fatalis reaches the third stage of the fight without having its head broken, its flames will turn blue. In this state, the flames are so devastating that they are perfectly capable of one-shotting hunters even through Fireproof mantles.
  • In Warframe, any fire-based weapons or Warframe powers will produce flames of the player's chosen energy color, be it red, blue, hot pink, or pitch black.
  • The Minecraft 1.16 Nether Update added Soul Fire, created when Soul Soil is ignited, which has blue-coloured flames (and so do Soul Fire Torches and Soul Fire Lanterns, which are created using Soul Soil). Outside of the aesthetic difference from regular fire, it's also dimmer (having a light level of 10 versus 14) and burns you more painfully if you step in it (by two hit-points per second versus one).
  • Hang Castle and Mystic Mansion of Sonic Heroes has both red and blue torches. Team Chaotix's normal mission in Mystic Mansion involves putting out the red ones, while their second mission is to put out the harder-to-find blue ones.


    Web Original 
  • Mystery Skulls Animated: Lewis, a ghost with fire powers, summons and uses bright pink supernatural fire, which also happens to fit neatly into his Color Motif.
  • Dreamscape: The Master of the Dammed's minotaurs had a small blue flame floating above their heads.
  • RWBY: Whenever one of the Maidens tap into their powers, it is represented by their Aura forming flames around their eyes. Most of the Maidens seen onscreen have had red or orange Auras, though Fria's is an icy blue and her successor Penny's is emerald green.

    Western Animation 
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender:
    • Blue fire signifies a higher firebending power, though so far only Azula had been demonstrated using it. This could actually be a case of Shown Their Work, because the hotter parts of a regular fire are, you guessed it, blue.
    • The dragons that have appeared seem to be able to produce flames of all the colors. In Smoke and Shadow, Zuko is shown to be able to make dragon fire.
    • Long Feng's office has a fireplace with crystals burning with green flames.
    • In The Legend of Korra, a fire sage uses a firebending technique akin to healing, after Korra has been rendered amnesiac and weak by a dark spirit possession. It glows with a white and gold light, noticeably far more bright than the usual flames seen in either series.
  • Danny Phantom:
    • Skulker's "hair" (On his techno-exosuit. His actual form is bald) has flaming green hair.
    • Likewise, Dan Phantom (Danny's evil future self) has a white fire for hair as well.
    • There's also Ember McClain's blue flaming hair.
    • And what passes for the DP equivalent of Pandora has pink flame hair. It's pretty safe to say nearly half the ghosts you see in the series have colorful fiery hair.
  • Dragons: Riders of Berk: While most fire-breathing dragons produce the expected orange-yellow flames, a few have unique colors. Razorwhips and Shellfires have blue fire, while Cavern Crashers have green fire. Fishlegs once experimented with different materials for Meatlug's lava blast, producing green, blue, and purple lava.
  • On Jimmy Two-Shoes, the Misery Inc. factory spews green fire.
  • G.I. Joe: Renegades features Firefly, whose incendiary bombs explode and burn with blue flame, but then turn orange after a moment. As with the firebending examples above, this could be a case of Shown Their Work.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic:
    • The color of the fire a dragon breathes is often unique to the individual, although most breathe traditional yellow flames.
      • Spike breathes green fire, which is mostly used to teleport scrolls to and from Princess Celestia but can also burn things in the usual way. He breathes a more traditional orange fire in "Equestria Games", but it does not show up in other episodes.
      • Among other dragons, Ember breathes bright magenta flames, Smolder's fiery breath is yellow with a blue-and-pink core, Sludge's is magenta with a yellow core, and an unnamed dragon from "Dragon Quest" is seen breathing light blue flames.
    • Queen Chrysalis' magic is often associated with green fire.
    • When kirin are overtaken by their anger and transform into nirik, their manes and tails transform into blazing blue-and-red flames.
  • In Godzilla: The Series, Godzilla's atomic heat ray appears visually to be a stream of green fire, as opposed to the usual Godzilla color of blue (although the revived Cyber-Godzilla gets this color).
  • In Steven Universe, Amethyst is capable of creating purple flames in her whips.

    Real Life 
  • Wal-Mart sells a powder called Funky Flames that will do this. If you throw a packet of it in your fire, it'll turn the flames blue/green/purple. It's great at campouts.
  • There are also pine cones sold that turn your fire a variety of colors.
  • Duralogs burn green.
  • Gas stoves and Bunsen burners draw in extra oxygen via tubes around the base of the flames. This makes the fire burn more efficiently with less soot, which means that the amount of heat glow (or, more correctly, blackbody radiation) emitted by the flame is less, and the blue light from the chemical reactions going on in the flame is brighter. A common misconception is that the blue color comes directly from the increased heat of the flame. While it is true that the flame is hotter, it isn't hot enough to emit blue light simply from heat glow, which would require temperatures in excess of 10,000 Kelvin.
  • Chlorine Trifluoride burns a bright white flame, and can set almost anything on fire.
  • Those blowtorch cigarette lighters with a thin little copper wire that turns the flame green.
  • Chemistry teachers will often perform this trick in a lab, to teach students about the structure of atoms and what happens if you get their electrons all excited (in Layman's Terms, the electrons basically start jumping up and down, releasing photons of the appropriate color).
    • Years of fascinated students chucking various chemicals into the top and base of a Bunsen can cause it to be discolored for years. Most commonly it's green from all the copper compounds (copper being the most readily available impressive color-burning ion available in most chemistry experiments).
    • Potassium, whose flames are purple.
    • Copper burns green.
    • Magnesium burns a dazzling white.
    • Rubidium and caesium, in particular, are named after their respective flame colours, respectively ruby red and blue.
    • Fireworks make use of this principle to produce their colors.
  • Some flames seen in a forge will be pink. These are the hottest. I guess you could say they're hot pink?
  • Boric acid is a fairly easy and non-toxic way of producing green fire.
  • As noted above some rocket ships burn so bright that part of the flame appears to be invisible due it emitting ultraviolet light which can not be seen by a human eye.
  • Fuel used by Formula One racing cars also has a chance to burn invisibly. This has proven tragic in some cases where racers, such as Niki Lauda, had accidents and were burning alive yet nobody notices that they are in fact on fire. Lauda barely survived but ended up disfigured for the rest of his life.
  • Fireworks, for a given value of 'fire'.
  • Generally, fire is only orange when carbon particulates are produced, which only happens during the incomplete combustion of carbon-containing compounds. Most elements and inorganic compounds burn blue.
    • Many people seem to have a misconception that methane always burns blue, which it does not under normal conditions. In most situations methane does not combust completely, and as it is a carbon-containing compound this means elemental carbon is produced and it burns with a yellow/orange flame. However, gas powered appliances such as gas cookers are optimised for complete combustion as this is more fuel-efficient, which means that no elemental carbon is formed and the flame produced is blue.

Alternative Title(s): Technicolour Fire, Multicolored Fire


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