Clara and the colour red

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  1. Worf2DS9

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    Since JLC's first appearance in "Asylum of the Daleks," I've noticed that the colour red has been a part of each version of the character. Whether there's anything deeper than just a cursory bit of continuity, I'm not sure, but it's kinda cool nonetheless.

    Oswin Oswald: sexy red dress, red sneakers, red stripes on socks

    Clara Oswin Oswald: first half of episode she wears a deep red dress

    Clara Oswald: the most important leaf in the universe is red; she's wearing a red jacket when the Doc meets her as a kid; at her mum's funeral, she's wearing a red coat; when we first meet present day Clara, she's wearing a red/black top; she wears red leather gloves on the motorbike, her red satchel is a continuing accessory.

    Is there something there or do I just have too much time on my hands? Maybe she just likes the colour red! :lol:
     
  2. Klaus

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    I don't think it's more than the cute-brunette-looks-good-in-red factor... :D
     
  3. The Mirrorball Man

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    I think it's a very deliberate choice by the costume department to give Clara her own visual signature, but I don't think there's any narrative reason for that choice.
     
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    Heh. Well, I think it's more significant that red was a hint that Bruce Willis was dead all along and didn't know it – which is a situation much akin to the one that Clara finds herself in.
     
  8. teacake

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    She looks better in red than 99% of people, fabulous!
     
  9. Gov Kodos

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    And Amy had something red in most episodes, especially in her first season. It may just be a choice of the actress giving the character a favorite color rather than some deeper meaning.
     
  10. Mr Awe

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    I think they're just giving the character a color theme. That's not unusual to begin with but they may particularly want one for Clara in order to draw the connection between her separate selves. I wouldn't read too much into it though.

    Mr Awe
     
  11. The Mirrorball Man

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    It's nice when people agree with me. :)
     
  12. Psion

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    I beg to differ.
     
  13. The Mirrorball Man

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    You don't think it's nice?
     
  14. Psion

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    I'm just being disagreeable.
     
  15. Starkers

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    Is it red? Looked Mauve to me...

    Arghhh!! :eek:
     
  16. Mitty

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    The child you spoke of, the girl. Her favourite colour was red.

    OMG CLARA IS SEVEN OF NINE!!!!