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"Lets bring them together!"
Jason/Red Ranger, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers


Color Crusaders! This is Prism King! A Giant Space Flea From Nowhere is attacking! Deploy!

"Colonel Crimson at attention! Feel the Fire of Justice!"

"Officer Orange! Prepared to fight for Love, Truth and Loyalty!"

"General Green ready! I will make the very Earth shake with righteousness!"

"Brigadier Blue reporting! Stronger than a Tsunami!"

"Black Bomber here, soaring through the Sky!"

"Private Pink present! Patrolling the planet for Peace!"

"ByOurElementalPowersCombined,FeeltheSweetJoyJudgementSpiritBombBeam!"

Straight up explanation for those who haven't seen this Trope in action before: 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. Absolutely nothing to do with All Your Powers Combined. Frequently uses other tropes like Calling Your Attacks, Combined Energy Attack, Full Set Bonus and "weaponized" versions of The Power of Friendship and Love.

Examples of All Your Colors Combined include:


Anime

  • 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 Starship. 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].
  • 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 Naruto, "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, 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 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 a case of Did Not Do the Research, 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.
  • Slight different in Katekyo Hitman Reborn 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.

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 a few cards that combine the powers of the five colors of magic for doing something powerful. This one is particularly appropriate for the Trope. The expansion set Conflux added even more five-color cards.
    • There are several creatures in M:tG that cost WUBRG or can have WUBRG paid instead of their normal (more expensive) cost. They are all invariably badasses. One even costs WWUURRBBGG, and is the only time "Protection from everything." appears on a card.

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. There will likely be a MASSIVE one of these at the end to take out the source; Hal Jordan is in the process of putting it together.
    • And then it turns out that only makes Nekron stronger. Oops. My theory? The "Rainbow Lantern Corps" were using raw emotions combined (chaotic and unbalanced), rather than the "distilled" white light Dove radiates (balanced and orderly, calm, etc.)
      • Then, when a White Light Entity is found, it isn't Hal Jordan who combines with it... but Sinestro. Oh Crap.

Film

  • Barbie Fairytopia. Watch at your own risk.
    • Wait until you have kids before you watch it. At least then there'll be some justification.

Live Action TV

  • Power Rangers regularly gives the team a BFG with this function; either assembled out of each Ranger's individual weapons or 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.
  • Super Sentai shows - the Japanese shows that Power Rangers is based on - 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.
  • It applies to Kamen Rider too. Kamen Rider Den-O's finisher for Climax Form is a sword slash containing all the colors of the forms before it. And finally, 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.
  • Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon had two: Moonlight Attractive Attack and Sailor Planet Attack.

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 Cursed Memories.
    • Another Nippon Ichi game, Phantom Brave, has the rainbow slash. Oddly enough, it isn't the slash that turns rainbow.
  • In The Legend of Zelda Four Swords Adventures, when the Hurricane Spin is used, each of the Links leave a trail of their respective colors. You can choose to have them group together to have them all do it together and leave a trail of colors.
  • Super Metroid's Hyper Beam is an interesting subversion. While it's actually stolen from an enemy, it will replace all of the other color-coded beams in your inventory, AND causes both you and itself to flash different colors.
  • Sonic Colors's UNLIMITED COLORS! FINAL COLOR BLASTER!! It's even better in the Japanese version, where the announcer is voiced by the same guy who does the Gaia Memories in Kamen Rider Double (see above), who uses the exact same style of Calling Your Attacks.
  • Done pretty much 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.

Web Comics

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.
  • My Little Pony -- 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". .... whut.
    • The Care Bear Stare-esque attack at the end of My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic's 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.
      • Interestingly, this seems to be part of FiM's tremendous aversion to green. Try it! Count the ponies who are honestly, properly green. Not light minty greenish teal (I'm looking at you, Lyra), not a slightly lime yellow, actual green.
  • Though not an attack per se, The Powerpuff Girls tend to soar across the sky together in a pretty, tri-color rainbow.
  • WITCH 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.

Other

  • 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.
  • 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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