You think this casual, oblong fruit is harmless?
Well, it is. Probably.
But if you’re in a Disney movie and you see the color lime green, you should probably take a knee and consider for a moment that you might be in the presence of unfathomable evil.
This trend began with the Disney film that started it all—Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Consider the Evil Queen and the uncanny lime hue of her eyeballs.
Sometimes green juice is a great and healthy thing, but this evil potion she brews is not.
If anything, her eyes become even more unnaturally lime-y after she disguises herself as an old witch.
The potion she brews to poison the apple follows suit.
We move on to Cinderella. Green eyes are absolutely lovely (think Rapunzel, Esmeralda, etc.), but there is a distinct difference between green eyes and evil, soul-piercing lime. Behold, Lady Tremaine’s go-to glare.
This glare is a gift that her cat, Lucifer, also shares.
Next of course is Maleficent, who terrorized the good citizens of Sleeping Beauty. Perhaps more than any other Disney Villain, Maleficent embraces the evil lime green glow.
It even surrounds her castle.
Seriously, nothing good glows this color.
Green fire, even. The commitment is almost admirable.
Next there’s Ursula, who conjures terrifying green lightning hands while performing the spell that takes away Ariel’s voice in The Little Mermaid.
Then there’s Scar, who boasts the one-two punch of evil lime green eyes AND an entire lair of green smoke and fire, that explodes around him in perfect sync to “Be Prepared.”
Hercules accomplishes the unsavory yet heroic task of swimming through the lime green river of souls to save Meg’s life.
Last but not least, Dr. Facilier takes “It’s the green that I see” literally, when he conjures his friends on the other side.
We rest our case.