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22 September 2009 @ 10:53 pm
Matching Colours?  
So after rewatching 2x01 I realised something about the colours of the clothes of Merlin and Arthur.
Despite the fact that there only seem to be two colours, blue and red, both Merlin and Arthur seem to wear the same colours in almost every scene. Coincidence?

We start out with RED




How about Red on Red?


Then we come to BLUE





Which leaves the very last scene in which we actually have the two colours together for once. Does this mean something?

(doesn't this almost look like an orgasm face? Sorry couldn't resist)


So that's pretty much it. I'm open for discussions if these colours have any meanings :-)

Oh and btw what happened to Merlin's scarf???

ETA: Best Theory by batgurl88
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
special_schizospecial_schizo on September 22nd, 2009 09:14 pm (UTC)
#gasp# You're right! There was no scarf! How could they do this to us?

Intriguing point about the colours. Maybe they're deliberately making sure they wear similar colours? I do remember commenting `ooo, Arthur's got a BLUE coat` during it...
wiccaqueen: Merlin - Bradley Cutewiccaqueen on September 22nd, 2009 09:27 pm (UTC)
I was shocked that I only noticed the scarf missing after watching it for the third time!
*fandom girl fail*

That's the most likely guess it seems...

and here it just has to be said: Doesn't Arthur look damn good in his new blue jacket??? NNNGGGHHH
I remember seeing him wearing it in Pierrefonds. I think it just makes him even more beautiful ♥
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crayon_harknesscrayon_harkness on September 22nd, 2009 09:15 pm (UTC)
AHHHHH I thought that something was missing! Not sure about hidden meanings or anything but I am so glad that you had pointed that out, Will probably be keeping an eye out on saturday now incase the same happens again lol.
wiccaqueen: Merlin - Scarf Kinkwiccaqueen on September 22nd, 2009 09:28 pm (UTC)
Me too! If it's the same I guess that could really mean something...
merlinsgeekyfanmerlinsgeekyfan on September 22nd, 2009 09:16 pm (UTC)
*giggles* Wow, subliminal slash. Well done writers!

And I know this wasn't at all the point of your post but... SOMEONE ELSE IN THE WORLD WHO LISTENS TO BLESSID UNION OF SOULS?! Wow! I thought I was the only ne. XD

Georgia xx
wiccaqueen: Merlin - Bradley Laughswiccaqueen on September 22nd, 2009 09:29 pm (UTC)
subliminal slash

Music: That is AMAZING! YOU RULE! ♥

ravilievna on September 22nd, 2009 09:16 pm (UTC)
Its like Bradley and Colin how they are always matchin when we see them, if Bradley's waring Blue Colin also wares something blue. Its strange really, I haven't really noticed it with Merlin and Arthur up untill now maybe.
wiccaqueen: Merlin - Colin T4wiccaqueen on September 22nd, 2009 09:30 pm (UTC)
I knew about Bradley and Colin, that's perhaps the reason why I even noticed it in the episode now.
I don't think they did that in the first series.
Will keep my eyes open in the future ;-)
~no one knows you like me~: bradley's wondering eyeshanabi14 on September 22nd, 2009 09:21 pm (UTC)
The writers and producers just want to stir things up for us fangirls. They know we like to read into things TOO much.

I would like to think (in my insane head, of course) that Arthur and Merlin picked up each other's shirts by accident in the morning after a great night of smexing, but thats just me ;)
wiccaqueen: Merlin - Bradley T4 Smilewiccaqueen on September 22nd, 2009 09:32 pm (UTC)
Awesome theory! Really I am so in favour of that one ;-)

But yeah I guess it could be the producers messing a bit with the fangirls. Or you know they just want our boys to match :-)

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cotharay: M magiccotharay on September 22nd, 2009 09:25 pm (UTC)
THIS ! is exactly why I haven't gone to bed yet LOL Well, obviously not exactly this cos I didn't even know you were writing it then but I just KNEW someone on my gorgeous flist would post something. Something that would put me in this happy fangirly mood again.
Bless you ♥

And yes - I am SURE they did that on purpose *nods*
Nighty night ♥
wiccaqueen: Merlin - Close to you - Pic by yavannaukwiccaqueen on September 22nd, 2009 09:33 pm (UTC)
Aww sixth sense kinda thing? ;-)
Well I'm glad I provided something to put you into your happy fangirl mood ♥

Good night sweetie

BTW How did your exam go on Saturday? Sorry still have to catch up with entries
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Miss Fuzzy: [Colin] smiley and scruffyronsoftie on September 22nd, 2009 09:32 pm (UTC)
Remember there is a heat wave in Camelot, it's why Arthur sleeps nekkid and Merlin lost the neckerchief *nods* (though Colin said it's back for S2 :D) But apparently not hot enough for Merlin to loose his clothes in the night ...

On that note: I want an episode playing in winter. I mean, how long is Camelot's summer anyway ;)
wiccaqueen: Merlin - Arthur Smirkswiccaqueen on September 22nd, 2009 09:35 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah that heatwave ;-)
Can't we have a episode like that? Were they have to walk around naked all day and Merlin has to give Arthur ice baths or something?

Winter would also be great. I can just imagine how pretty Pierrefonds most look with snow!
Sad that they don't shoot in winter :-(

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wiccaqueen: Merlin - Prince & Servantwiccaqueen on September 22nd, 2009 09:37 pm (UTC)
When they're finally working together is when they wear opposite colors
I had this far-fetched theory that the two colours at the end could symbolize the two sides of the coin? I guess that might be going in the direction of your theory.

Anyway I'm sure it's deliberate
feilongfan: smilefeilongfan on September 22nd, 2009 09:34 pm (UTC)
Love pic #4
wiccaqueen: Merlin - Arthur Smirkswiccaqueen on September 22nd, 2009 09:37 pm (UTC)
Yes that one is particularly yummy :-)
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wiccaqueen: Merlin - Prince & Servantwiccaqueen on September 23rd, 2009 05:28 am (UTC)
No not over analyzed at all. I like it :-)

I agree with you on the colours and that they have some kind of meaning for almost each character.
I just never really noticed that both Merlin and Arthur were wearing the same colours at the same time, as they seemed to do in this episode.

once they got back to their true selves, which would explain Merlin in just blue and Arthur in all red
I really like that theory.
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[c]: merlinnyaza on September 22nd, 2009 09:48 pm (UTC)
idk about the scarf, but they should let merlin wear THAT blue shirt mroe often. yes yes. LOL.
(and lol @ matching colours XD.).
wiccaqueen: Merlin - Scarf Kinkwiccaqueen on September 23rd, 2009 05:30 am (UTC)
I think he does wear it quite often in the 2.season ;-)
A bit sad about the scarf though, guess it's something I do miss, despite having Colin's wonderful neck in every scene
Illegibly Smirk: Merlin - Excuse Mebatgurl88 on September 22nd, 2009 09:49 pm (UTC)
Thank you for posting this! I've been looking for other peoples' theories on the colours in this show forever. (Prepare for unwarranted costume-meta):

I had an old (probably 100% wrong) theory in season one about the costume colours in the series having a deeper meaning for the characters. Three of the main colours are Red, Blue, and Brown: the red = Pendragon red, obviously, so lots of people wear it, and it also strongly represents Arthur as an extension; I suspected blue = magic (often worn by Merlin, either in neckerchief or shirt form, occassionally worn by Gaius and occassionally by Morgana - the two other magic-users in the castle); and brown = science (worn by Gaius, and Merlin in jacket-form). My idea was that characters generally wore certain colours in scenes where they were showing their loyalty to Camelot/Arthur, Magic, or Science. And Merlin's neckerchiefs meant that even when he was showing loyalty to Arthur (red shirt), he'd still have the bit of magic with him (blue neckerchief), etc.

ex. In 'The Gates of Avalon', Merlin primarily wore red when he was lying to Uther (trying to be a good friend to Arthur), but when he returns from the stocks a second time and Gaius tells him of Sophia's magical nature, he's wearing blue. Similarly, when Gaius is promoting the use of science over magic, he's often wearing brown, but when he later decides that something is the result of sorcery, he's often in blue. And Morgana's blue dress seems to make more appeareances in episodes where she's dealing with the possibility of her own magic (ex. The Beginning of the End).

It's not a perfect correlation (especially since the characters don't change clothes every scene), and like I said, it's probably completely off-base, but I like to think that the idea of Arthur wearing blue in the premiere (a colour he's rarely, if ever, seen in) is a subtle hint at how Merlin's influenced him over the last year and that he's starting to pull away from his father's views on the world. And as you pointed out, the colour coordinating seems to back up the bond between them.

Or, I could be crazy.
~no one knows you like me~hanabi14 on September 22nd, 2009 09:56 pm (UTC)
I'd say that you had put more thought into this than I ever have. But it makes valid sense.

Who would have that clothes can make or break an allegiance with someone
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icy_imaginary: Cutiepieicy_imaginary on September 22nd, 2009 09:58 pm (UTC)
Du bist so versaut.
Naja, warum soll das mit den Farben was bedeuten? Evtl. ziehen sie sich endlich mal mehr verschiedene Sachen an um nimmer so sehr zu stinken und mehr Abwechslung zu haben? ka
wiccaqueen: Merlin - Naughty Thoughtswiccaqueen on September 23rd, 2009 05:38 am (UTC)
Echt bin ich?

Also mittlerweilen bin ich fast überzeugt, dass die Farben ne Beudeutung haben.
Siehe die beste Theorie hier:

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archaeologist_d: Pendragonarchaeologist_d on September 22nd, 2009 10:15 pm (UTC)
Perhaps they wore the same colors to show that they were really on the same side against Cedric and only when he was gone, were they distinctive from each other.
wiccaqueen: Merlin - Arthur Bluewiccaqueen on September 23rd, 2009 05:39 am (UTC)
Could be, something like that I would say. Or you know at the end things were back to normal again.

I really love this theory though:
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hey kat where's your family: merlin :: bradley :: laughshortsweetsoul on September 22nd, 2009 10:18 pm (UTC)
You're the one who noticed the furniture too, right? That made me similarly gleeful. :D
Maybe they got rid of the scarf because they're like, "Hey. This Colin kid. He's got quite a nice neck, doesn't he?"
But I do miss the scarves. :/
wiccaqueen: Merlin - Scarf Kinkwiccaqueen on September 23rd, 2009 05:40 am (UTC)
Uhm no that wasn't me, though I did notice that about the furniture. I just didn't post anything about it ;-)

He has a lovely neck! But still....
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