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General Symbolism in RE: Revengeance

Color Meanings in Biohazard Part 4



“ The color meaning of indigo reflects great devotion, wisdom and justice along with fairness and impartiality. It is a defender of people’s rights to the end.
Structure creates identity and meaning for indigo. In fact an indigo person cannot function without structure - it throws them right off balance. Organization is very important to them and they can be quite inflexible when it comes to order in their lives.

Indigo loves rituals and traditions, religion and the institutional system, conforming to things that have worked in the past while planning for the future.

Service to humanity is one of the strengths of the color indigo. Powerful and dignified, indigo conveys integrity and deep sincerity.

The negative color meaning of indigo relates to fanaticism and addiction. Its addiction encompasses everything from a need for recognized qualifications to a need for illegal drugs, from the workaholic to the religious fanatic.Indigo can be narrow-minded, intolerant and prejudiced.”
- empower-yourself-through-color-psychology.com

Indigo is a very seldom used color in RE. Only Billy Coen, Osmund Saddler, and Ramon Salazar.


Billy’s use of indigo relates to the previous description of devotion, wisdom, and fairness through his character of holding a great sense of justice even despite his circumstances. Service to humanity also plays into his background of having been a Marine.

Indigo’s connections to perception also play a part in his character as he’s able to deduce and figure out the depths of Umbrella’s evil through inductive reasoning, faster than Rebecca does. This also aligns with Billy’s introspective nature, which is also a trait of the color.

Integrity and sincerity is a big factor in his story throughout 0, as it’s through his own use of those virtues that convinces Rebecca that he’s actually innocent and ends up giving him his freedom. In an ironic sense, indigo’s attributes of sincerity and fairness are subverted and flipped when it comes to him having been framed and sentenced to death by his own government and military unit.


Saddler and Salazar’s meanings with indigo mean the same thing, emphasis on indigo’s negative aspect, which is fanaticism and addiction.

Saddler has a great focus on order and organisation, wanting to take over the world by subsuming it into the hive minded collective of the Los Illuminados cult.

Playing into their connections to the cult, they both share indigo’s meaning’s of loving tradition and rituals, along with conforming to the past.



“ The color purple relates to the imagination and spirituality. It stimulates the imagination and inspires high ideals. It is an introspective color, allowing us to get in touch with our deeper thoughts.

Purple or violet assists those who seek the meaning of life and spiritual fulfillment - it expands our awareness, connecting us to a higher consciousness.

For this reason it is associated with transformation of the soul and the philosophers of the world are often attracted to it.

In the meaning of colors, purple and violet represent the future, the imagination and dreams, while spiritually calming the emotions. They inspire and enhance psychic ability and spiritual enlightenment, while, at the same time, keeping us grounded.

The color violet relates to the fantasy world, and a need to escape from the practicalities of life. It is the daydreamer escaping from reality.

From a color psychology perspective, purple and violet promote harmony of the mind and the emotions, contributing to mental balance and stability, peace of mind, a link between the spiritual and the physical worlds, between thought and activity. Violet and purple support the practice of meditation.

Violet encourages creative pursuits and seeks inspiration and originality through its creative endeavors. It likes to be unique, individual and independent, not one of the crowd. Artists, musicians, writers, poets and psychics are all inspired by violet and its magic and mystery.

Violet is the color of the humanitarian, using its better judgment to do good for others. Combining wisdom and power with sensitivity and humility, violet can achieve a lot for those less fortunate.

The color purple is specifically associated with royalty and the nobility, creating an impression of luxury, wealth and extravagance.

Purple has power. It has a richness and quality to it that demands respect. Purple is ambitious and self-assured, the leader.”
- empower-yourself-through-color-psychology.com

Purple is an aristocratic color, associated with the elite and prestige. It’s fitting then that the characters who most where purple in the series are villains, with one exception. These characters are Oswell E. Spencer, Alexia Ashford, Jessica Sherawat, and Sheva Alomar.


Spencer definitely ties into the nobility and royalty background of purple, having come from an old aristocratic family of Britain. He had wealth and luxury, and applied this into the many mansions/architecture commissioned and based after his ancestral estate.

He had high aspirations which led him into creating Umbrella and starting an decades long plan to achieve this ambition, fitting the previous statement of purple being the color of creativity and seeking the meaning of life. In the twisted sense, he also can be applied to the “humanitarian” part of purple, viewing the world and state of humanity needing his “help” for improvement and survival.

Purple’s negative aspect is impracticality, causing those who use too much of it to keep their heads in the clouds and viewing the world too much as something they imagine instead of how it actually is. This matches up to Spencer’s downfall and eventual death, having spent too long scheming in the shadows until his age crippled him and his empire of Umbrella crumbled.

Spencer valued power, above all else, fitting into dark purple’s description and meaning.

Deep Purple: Dark purple is related to higher spiritual attainment. A powerful color, it can also indicate arrogance and ruthlessness. ” - empower-yourself-through-color-psychology.com


Alexia, like Spencer, fits the noble and royal connections of purple to a tee. Viewing herself as a queen over everyone else while looking upon others as her slaves and servants. She is connected to the creative aspect of purple in how she was able to create her own virus and come up with a plan to use it so that she could harness its full potential. Alexia fits the cerebral meanings of the color, creativity and imagination, through her use of high intellect.

She also fits the previous negative attributes of pompousness and arrogance associated with purple as well as immaturity. Due to being a little girl in a 20 something body along with viewing everyone and everything as something that should cater to her and only her.

Transformation is a recurring theme with both Alexia and purple. As exemplified by her transformations during the final battle.


Jessica uses the color purple in most of her outfits to her personality symbolizes the individuality aspect of purple, in her brazen attempts at flirting with Chris and her sense of style, despite causing friction in the BSAA. Purple is also associated with mystery, which suits her role as a triple agent for Tricell.
Jessica’s use of purple is lilac. Which indicates;

Lilac: Lilac is a pale muted violet color with a slightly pinkish hue. It implies immaturity, superficiality and youthfulness. It is extroverted and enthusiastic, inspiring glamour, romance and vanity.” - empower-yourself-through-color-psychology.com

This fits completely with how she acts in the story of Revelations, as she puts on a semi superficial mask of being good and a bit of an airhead to get closer to her objectives. Yet she is also extroverted as displayed with her vanity through her impractical outfits emphasizing fashion over use. this also goes with her sense of taste in the finer things in life.


Sheva’s character is emphasized by purple’s humanitarianism, shown by her sense of heroism and justice in joining the BSAA to avenge her parents deaths and prevent anyone else form having to go through what she did. Her unique view on things as well as being able to adapt to situations also ties her into purple’s creative aspects.

Sheva’s colors of purple align with lavender and mauve.

Lavender: Lavender is a light purple color with a bluish hue, a light violet color. It is a color that is attracted to beautiful things. It has a fragility, sensitivity and vulnerability to it.”

Mauve: Mauve fits somewhere between lavender and lilac. helps us to make the best choices and decisions; it is concerned for justice to be done and always does the right thing. On the other hand it can indicate a degree of commonness, the social climber aspiring to higher ideals.”
- empower-yourself-through-color-psychology.com

Lavender relates to Sheva through its sensitivity, relating to her care fro others, especially her teammates and Josh. Mauve aligns with Sheva in her concern for justice and doing the right thing, even when it might be smarter to have retreated and call it quits like at the beginning of the marsh segment of 5. The commonness remark also makes sense in her humble beginnings as a lost, neglected child, before running away to take her own life into her hands.


A small one when it comes to re6; saw this mentioned while browsing through a video's comment section:

" Ustanak should be more appreciated because his character is very symbolic. He haunts Jake and Sherry like their fathers and they kill ustanak in the same way: Jake "kills" him like Wesker died: In fire, and Sherry kills Ustanak on the train. They both killed the ghost of their fathers inside their mind. Its really sweet that two evil guys like William and Wesker who were partners could "make" such nice kids who obviously fell in love with each other. Were their fathers created hate, their children create love. "
After watching a few videos (and memes) about this picture of Chris in RE8,

Where he is compared to a mountain among mountainous imagery. This got my mind rolling on what this all may be symbolizing. Now according to what I have found on mountain symbolism, it revolves around things like "obstacles, climbing over one or passing through a range indicates .overcoming obstacles or making progress. ,climbing up a mountain or other height often indicates spiritual or mental "rising" or improvement. , permanence and immovability.

"Mountains can also be used to create a secluded, isolated or hard to reach place. Such a place could symbolize loneliness or difficult to achieve mental, spiritual or emotional states.

Mountains also can represent a dwelling of a holy being or a God, or someone or something representing a deity"

This may be hinting at Chris' mental status in the game, that he may be heavily struggling (again) with how he has fought all these years with no dent in the creation of bioweapons. Or any morally ambiguous actions he may have done or be doing in this game. Including his involvement with Blue Umbrella.

More symbolism on Mountains;

"According to The GreatHouse Company, mountains symbolize higher perspective and being able to see from a loftier point of view. They are also a symbol of constancy, eternity, firmness and stillness."

"Mountains are associated with the sun, rain and various gods of thunder, The GreatHouse Company states....
Spiritually, mountains represent a state of fully aware consciousness. Embarking on a pilgrimage up a sacred mountain is a sign of spiritual aspiration and the renunciation of worldly desires.

The shape of a mountain expresses multiplicity, the expanding universe and materialization. In mystic teachings, the mountain represents the point of contact between heaven and earth."

In theory, this could symbolically mean that Chris knows the full picture of what is happening in regards to whatever is going on with Mia and the bad guys of the week compared to Ethan, who just knows that Chris and his thugs kicked his door down and killed his wife and/or child. And is thus working for the greater good.


It's been 2 years since something was posted to this thread. How the time flies. And honestly ı kinda miss an herb sandwich for posting to this thread. I wished she returned and contributed to this.

But anyway; ı'll go ahead and add a few more things. These ones are about re6.

I want to say that ı like the scarves that piers, sherry and carla wear in the story. For the latter 2 ı think there's a symbolism to it.

It's a small one but sherry wears a blue one while carla wears a red one. I think for sherry; it's meant to highlight her innocent and cute nature as well as personality and characterization. While for carla, ı think it makes her look more sinister and evil. It could also be seen as a well implemented foreshadowing for the game's plot twist.

Idk if there's any symbolism to the one piers wears but ı feel like it could help him steady his aim.
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