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Players are able to select between 18 different colors using the customizeability in the lobby: Red, Blue, Green, Pink, Orange, Yellow, Black, White, Purple, Brown, Cyan, Lime, Maroon, Rose, Banana, Gray, Tan and Coral. The player's selected color does not directly affect gameplay, and only directly affects the player's in-game appearance. The only exception was Fortegreen, who was not legitimately playable in-game and caused numerous bugs when played as. Each color also has a unique color ID; for example, Red's is 0, and Gray's is 15. Fortegreen was an exception to this rule, as it occupied all IDs of whole numbers above 11, examples being 12 and 100, though as of version 2021.2.21, Fortegreen's color ID was removed from the code, so it can no longer be accessed by ID.
However, these color IDs result from Fortegreen being Among Us's failsafe color.
Tan is the only color that was temporarily removed from Among Us. During the removal period, it was still officially recognized in the Innersloth Discord server as a custom emoji, and it has since been added back.
Similarly, Cyan was used in a prototype for Among Us, but removed from its original release. It was later added back along with Lime.
If the player's selected color ID is anything but a whole number, it will be set to a random value between 0 and 17.