It's a big week for blue characters in TV and film. On Monday, "X-Men" director Bryan Singer tweeted a photo of Jennifer Lawrence in her full blue glory, done up for her role of Mystique in "X-Men: Days of Future Past," and this weekend, "Arrested Development" character Tobias Fünke who famously "blue" himself returns with Netflix's release of new "Arrested Development" episodes.

Blue-hued characters have held a special place in pop culture for decades, inexplicably appearing far more often than their counterparts from the rest of the color wheel. Take a spin through a brief history of blue characters below.

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Jennifer Lawrence was painted blue for her role in "X-Men: Days of Future Past."

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In "Big Fat Liar," Paul Giamatti's character Marty Wolf is shown blue.

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The Smurfs may be the most famous blue characters, making their mark in their comic strip, television series, and film.

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The Na'vi species in the hit film "Avatar" are shown with blue skin.

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Character Max Rebo is blue in "Star Wars."

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Violet Beauregarde's face turns blue and her body swells up in "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory."

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Tobias Funke turns himself blue in "Arrested Development."

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Sulley is a big blue monster in "Monsters, Inc."

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The genie in "Aladdin" is one of the most beloved blue characters.

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The sweets lover from "Sesame Street," Cookie Monster, has fluffy blue fur.

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Dory of "Finding Nemo" fame is a blue fish.

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Friend to the Earth, Captain Planet, rocks a decidedly blue hue.

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Buster Bunny stands out as the blue member of the Toon gang.

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