Why is poison purple when it isnt?

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  1. Noctosphere
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    I mean, in one piece, magellan's poison is purple
    In pokemon, most poison pokemon are purple
    Also in pokemon, poison attacks are purple, and when your pokemon get poisonned, it get surrounded by purple bubbles
    In mario series, poisom shroom are purple
    Everywhere in anime and video games ive seen and played, poison is purple

    But actually, in real life, snake and spiders poison is transparent
    Toxic shroom arent all purple

    So... why is it qualified as being purple everywhere?
     
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    It's just for fun
     
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    Oh maybe lol
     
  4. Glyptofane

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    I am guessing because wolf's bane has purple flowers and it was used as a poison by many ancient civilizations.
     
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    Very interesting question. I'd suggest it's to do with what other colours represent. Red and orange represent heat and fire, blue represents water and purity, green represents nature and purity and so on. So other colours were already representing something else and somewhere in the history of art purple got an association with poison. This is my guess based on five minutes of reflection.
     
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    Poison is green. At least for me
     
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    Green? But its 1up
     
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    Poison can also be green sometimes, not just purple.
    People probably just started associating purple with poison at some point and just stuck with it.
     
  9. Noctosphere
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    oh well, you see, I've seen green as acid
    and, what a coincidence, purple as corrosive
     
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    In the wild, poisonous things tend to be flashy colours. So that purple and green stuff is basically saying "if it looks colourful, it's poisonous! Avoid!".
     
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    I heard at news that some kind of Black Widow was coming to invade south of quebec
     
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