Anonymous asked you:
so it looks like your shoe color theory got jossed…
Or at least, uh, not entirely. (And it’s not my theory, I just subscribed to it!) But let’s break it down a little.
For Time, we have a Maid (active) and a Witch (active).
Light we already knew, Thief (active) is red while Seer (passive) and Sylph (passive) are blue.
Hope gives us a Bard (passive) and a Prince (active).
Note that these are both purple, but different shades! Cronus has #7E197D, and Eridan has a measurably darker #69006A (very close to his text color, #6A006A).
Life has a Witch (active) and a Thief (active).
Both the exact same color, #8E0B4E.
Breath has the Heir (passive), Page (passive), and Rogue (passive).
All these are the same, #FCFF3C. (Tavros’s is different but negligibly enough to be within the margin of error, #FCF039. Close enough that it was more likely a mistake than anything else.)
Space gave us a Maid (active) to add to our existing Witch, Jade (active):
And her shoes are red.
So, all of this so far lines up with the theory: Each aspect has two shoe colors, one for active and one for passive.
But there are a pair of conflicts.
The theory demands that Blood have two different shoe colors for its Knight (active) and Seer (passive):
And both of them are #352F2F!
The other example is Rage, a Prince (active) and Bard (passive):
Both sets of shoes are #9C4CAD.
(All fetched sprites from this post by dersewalker!)
So, what gives? Is the theory jossed, the shoe colors completely arbitrary?
Possible, but I’m not quite sure at all. Namely: Who made the sprites?
The MINISTRIFE (which was going to drop on 10/31 but oh well) is chock full of sprite characters made by Feastings. Most of them were done a while ago and started floating around the tumblrverse as a little fandom craze, so I asked her to make a few more and now POOF they’re all magically canon. Thank you Feastings.
And when it comes down to it, Andrew may not have gone through the trouble of using an eyedropper to micromanage the shoe colors for all these god-tier sprites, especially when we are literally talking about a handful of pixels. In other words, we still don’t know!
There are literally zero alternative theories that fit the colors (excluding anomalies), despite the “they don’t matter”/”arbitrary” option. The only other one I’ve seen proposed is “two classes with the same shoe color are an active/passive pair”, but that would only be true if:
- Knight/Maid is an active/passive pair. (Plausible!)
- Heir/Page is an active/passive pair. (Also plausible?)
- Sylph/Seer is an active/passive pair. (Wait what no)
- None of the introduced god-tier shoe colors in this update besides Kurloz’s were accurate.
So as you can see, that doesn’t work.
Should you still buy the god-tier “active-color passive-color per-aspect” shoe theory? Tentatively, I do. I guess you have to use your own judgment.