Among Us is a 2018 online multiplayer social deduction game developed and published by American game studio, Innersloth. Social deduction games are games in which players attempt to uncover each other’s hidden roles or team allegiance. Among Us was inspired by the party game, Mafia, and the science fiction horror movie, The Thing. 

The game takes place in a space-themed setting where players look like colorful armless cartoon astronauts. Since the release of the “The Skeld” spaceship, three other maps have been added in later years, namely the skyscraper “MIRA HQ,” the “Polus” planetary station, and “The Airship” (based on Infiltrating the Airship from the Henry Stickmin series, also developed by Innersloth). 

Each player in the game takes on one of two roles, most are Crewmates but a small number play Impostors, which does not alter their appearance. The goal of the Crewmates is to identify and vote out the Impostors. Or, to complete all the tasks around the map. On the other hand, the goal of the impostors is to covertly sabotage the mission either by killing the Crewmates before they complete all their tasks or by triggering a disaster that is not resolved in time. 

In this guide, we are going to talk about one of the most popular characters – actually, the most popular – character in the game, the Red Among Us character. 

The Red Among Us Character

There is no official mascot of the game, but if there is anybody built for this role, it would be this character. 

Plus, Red is already regarded as the unofficial poster boy of Among Us, thanks to serious exposure and screen time in the game menu, and promotional content. 

Believe it or not, even the Among Us game icon, as you can see, uses the Red character. We say Red is the most popular among all the other Among Us characters. 

And according to official popularity rankings, Red is the most selected color in the game, with Black and White in second and third, respectively. 

The official Among Us Twitter posted the popularity rankings.

It is well-established that Red is the most popular Among Us color. But have you ever wondered why this is so? Is it merely for the love of the color, or is there something else at work here? We think it is more of the latter, so we go down to the details. 

Why Is The Red Among Us Character So Popular?

There are several reasons behind the popularity of this character, but none is as influential as the “red sus” memes. 

Other than online, the promotional material of Among Us itself created a notion that made Red the most famous Among Us character compared to the other colors. This time, we take a closer look at both of these reasons. 

1. The Red Sus Memes

Somewhere in a lobby, far, far away, someone typed in the words “red sus,” and Red was voted out. Thus began the infamous memes. 

As soon as these words are mentioned in the Among Us emergency meeting, you can be sure that Red is as good as dead. While true at times, often, players will vote Red out just for the laughs. 

Having suffered from this meme countless times, it is pretty annoying but hilarious at the same time. 

It is part of the Among Us culture now, and there is nothing anybody can do about it. Sounds crazy and intimidating? 

2. Red Gets An Impostor

There is also a reason why the Red Among Us character is the butt of “sus” jokes. Did you know Among Us players – you might be among them – strongly believe that choosing the Red character color increases the chances of becoming an Impostor? 

Of course, this is not true. Choosing a specific color does not affect the game’s programming. Whether you get Crewmate or Imposter, it is also randomly chosen. 

But how did this notion come into being? It came into being because of the Among Us game itself. In gameplay trailers, menu screens, and even the How To Play section, Red is shown as the Impostor. 

Of course, this is just to illustrate Impostor gameplay. But we also cannot change the beliefs of the players. 

3 Unique Looks Of The Red Among Us Character

1. The Karen

Sporting a basic look with the Blondie hat and the Angery visor, the Karen is our homage to all the Karens out there who do not wish to create their lobby but also want to bother the lobby host to change the settings. Are you an Among Us Karen? 

2. The Red Chef

Since everybody is already going to be sus of you, you might as well cook up some chaos by dawning the My Name Chef hat and the Flashy skin. Cutting Crewmates in half just got a whole lot cooler. 

3. The Iron Man

The Halo suit made its way to the game in the recent update, and believe us, it looks dope, especially in Red. With the Spartan Armor and Helmet on in Red, there is no better name than Iron Man.

And with those, we bring our Red Among Us character discussion to a close. Until next time. 

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