While waiting in a parking lot during a recent car-ride, the child and I once again had some time to kill and took in a couple of episodes of Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger, the 35th anniversary season of the Japanese show that spawned the American Power Rangers. As is often the case, the child had a question that I had never considered, asking why the leader always wears red. I had no real answer, other than, “it looks awesome,” but it started me thinking about the nature of colors as portrayed in pop culture. Mario’s red suit makes him player one, Luigi’s green one is alternate. Autobots tend to be more red, Decepticons purple. Even the team that blew up the Death Star was Red Squadron, and the importance of the color red in the United Federation Of Planets is always obvious, though it changes from generation to generation.
The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) wonders about chromatic superiority, asking:
What color reads as the most heroic to you, and why?