When you’re a fan of superheroes, you become aware of certain patterns in costume coloration.  Superman, Spider-Man and Wonder Woman all rock the red and royal blue, while every single movie hero has variations of black, at least until the Avengers.  Iron Man’s red-and-gold coloration makes it clear that he’s the modern-day knight, even when the gold is replaced with silver, and fans of Super Sentai known the rules: Red for leader; Blue for thinker/lancer; Pink for gentle; Green for clown.  Those rules aren’t always hard and fast, (as the Green Ranger/DragonRanger seen above will attest) but they recur enough that it’s clear someone has a preference, which leads to today’s multi-chromatic query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) favors red, or red and black, for reasons I’ve never been able to articulate, but boil down to “Look cool, brah!”, asking: What would YOUR color of power be?

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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.

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  1. It has been various colors over the years. Green pops up a lot (thanks to Green Lantern, the original Green Power Ranger as well as various Sentai Green Rangers I liked, Ninja Turtles, certain incarnations of Kamen Rider, Twi’leks and other characters that are green or have green costumes or armor), as does Black (because as Batman and supermodels know, black goes with EVERYTHING).

    Right now, I kinda want to say pink because it is my dream to be the first non Gokai change male Sentai Pink that isn’t an ancestor or descendant of the main Sentai Pink of an existing team.

    But realistically, I think it would more likely be black (with white accents) as a sort of yin-yang motif with my best friend as the opposite. She and I are very different people, but we balance each other out and protect each other and others from the worst aspects of ourselves.

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