What does cyan mean in Among Us?

Curious what everyone means when they say "cyan"? Wonder no more!

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Among Us is a straightforward game. You either fix the ship or try and kill those fixing the ship. But sometimes new language and metas crop up in the game. One such word that can cause some players confusion is “cyan”. For those that have never seen that word before or what it’s referencing, it can be a puzzling moment.

What does cyan mean?

To put it simply, cyan is the name of a color, specifically, light blue. Whenever someone is referring to “cyan” in Among Us, they’re talking about the spaceman that isn’t the dark blue character. No one really uses the term “light blue” as it takes longer to type out, and speed is often rather important.

cyan meaning among us
Cyan is another word for light-blue. In this image, cyan has just killed green. Oh, no!

Most of the other colors are fairly self-explanatory. There aren’t a lot of alternative color names that are used, except perhaps “lime” to refer to light-green. However, this is certainly a more common and easily-understood name for a color.

Figuring out which one is cyan can also be tough if that person is using a blank name or has no name. This is a rather cheeky strategy that makes it a bit more difficult for players to identify you.

If you want to be the cyan spaceman in Among Us, make sure you know how to use the character creator. This will allow you to not only pick cyan, but also equip different hats, skins, and even a pet if you buy one.

For those that have never seen the word “cyan” before, being confronted with it in Among Us is bound to be confusing. No, it’s not some way of calling someone “sus”, it’s actually referring to one of the many colors players can choose. So now, when the word cyan appears in the discussion field, you’ll know that everyone is talking about light-blue. Check out the Shacknews Among Us page for more helpful tips.

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    September 27, 2020 8:05 PM

    Sam Chandler posted a new article, What does cyan mean in Among Us?

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      September 27, 2020 8:54 PM

      Wow,, just, wow.


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      September 27, 2020 8:56 PM

      This is amazing

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      September 27, 2020 8:58 PM

      Is this a troll article

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      September 27, 2020 9:01 PM

      What if cyan was one of us? Just a slob like one of us?

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      September 27, 2020 9:13 PM

      Is this a joke?

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      September 27, 2020 9:24 PM

      The fuck

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      September 27, 2020 9:47 PM

      BOYS I KNOW. I knoooooow. Remember, kids play games too. This might just be the first time someone has read the word "cyan".

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        September 28, 2020 1:34 AM

        Heyyy whatever pays the bills. I think it's funny

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        September 28, 2020 3:49 AM

        not wrong! you'd be surprised what doesnt stick in their spongy little heads.

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        September 28, 2020 6:15 AM

        I actually enjoy this content and I'm glad someone is serving it.

        And since you're here, I wanna thank you for all the Destiny 2 guides you made a while back. You're the top hit for DLC content like Warmind nodes and Ascendant chests. And the guides are really useful.

        Awesome job and huge thanks!

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          September 28, 2020 6:51 AM

          Thanks Alastayr! That's lovely of you to say!

          I try really hard to ensure my Destiny 2 guide content is as good as it can be. I find myself googling and re-reading my own guides from time-to-time, which also helps with ensuring it makes sense.

          Stay awesome, mate

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        September 28, 2020 6:19 AM

        Whatever keeps the lights on.

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        September 28, 2020 6:27 AM

        TBF, I learned what Cyan was from reading his name in FFVI.

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        September 28, 2020 6:40 AM

        Just to be clear, you thought a 331 word article was needed to answer a question that a kid could get from Googling "cyan"? Because Google gives me a 5 word answer that was far more clearer than this ad-revenue generator.

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          September 28, 2020 6:50 AM

          Lol what ads?

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          September 28, 2020 7:10 AM

          41 words tearing down something that brings eyes to the site.

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            September 28, 2020 7:11 AM

            This "article" is not bringing any eyes to the site.

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              September 28, 2020 7:15 AM

              Or did you think this 362 word article that could be answered with one word is bringing eyes to the site?

              https://www.shacknews.com/article/120588/is-among-us-cross-platform

              The fact remains if anyone is googling these questions, they are going to read the google generated answer. They will not read 200+ word articles.

              It is just a lazy way to get more page clicks. And it does nothing to serve the gaming community.

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                September 28, 2020 7:38 AM

                Regardless of your armchair internet strongman hot take its been patiently explained by members of the staff that stuff like this DOES bring people to the site.

                I wonder what kind of conversation drives them away.

                Non-English speakers and kids who have never encountered the world cyan may use phrases like "among us cyan" or variations there of that will bring up this article and maybe a dictionary.com answer. If you're a non-English speaker or kid you may not know that cyan in the game is referring to the colour. Not everyone has your completely even tempered and superior consideration skills.

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                  September 28, 2020 7:43 AM

                  No, it brings page clicks. That doesn't mean its bringing new regular viewers.

                  But you are right, I am sure this article, written in English with more than 300 English words than necessary, is great for non-English speakers or children. That is logical. Again, filling a role that another source does better and easier.

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                    September 28, 2020 10:06 AM

                    You don’t have to read them. You don’t have to even acknowledge them. You could continue using this free forum without shitting all over the people who work to keep it online.

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              September 28, 2020 10:33 AM

              It very frequently does.

              https://i.imgur.com/0JYeYBS.png

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          September 28, 2020 7:17 AM

          Obviously it's working or they wouldn't do it.

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          September 28, 2020 8:04 AM

          Ad revenue generator… To keep up this website that all of us here in the chatty love and frequent… Doesn’t seem like a problem to me at all?

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          September 28, 2020 10:50 AM

          you paying the bills around here?

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        September 28, 2020 8:19 AM

        SEO is a hellava drug

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        September 28, 2020 9:46 AM

        But if a kid searches 'cyan' on google, the first thing that comes up (as one would expect), is a wiki and dictionary link.

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          September 28, 2020 10:24 AM

          yeah, and if the shack can skim just 30-50% of those hits the server would melt shack would be awash in cash

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      September 27, 2020 10:18 PM

      What does magenta mean then?

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        September 28, 2020 4:55 AM

        Well it sure ain't your genta.

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      September 27, 2020 10:20 PM

      Azure is sus

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      September 27, 2020 10:21 PM

      Bravo!

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      September 27, 2020 11:15 PM

      Comedy cyan.

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      September 27, 2020 11:19 PM

      Cya noob

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      September 28, 2020 1:33 AM

      Cutting edge journalism lol

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        September 28, 2020 10:07 AM

        More hot takes from brad. I remember when you used to be happy, cat.

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          September 28, 2020 10:59 AM

          🙄 this article is ridiculous and that's funny, sorry if that bothers you? It's like 5 paragraphs to explain that cyan is a word

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      September 28, 2020 2:19 AM

      Can’t wait for magenta, yellow and key!

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      September 28, 2020 2:28 AM

      😮

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      September 28, 2020 3:09 AM

      https://i.imgur.com/G3fCeXx.gifv

      needs to end with "Red was not the imoostor" to be more accurate.

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      September 28, 2020 3:45 AM

      what if we enter the game using names of colours?

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      September 28, 2020 4:01 AM

      trying to snag some of that sweet dictionary.com traffic

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        September 28, 2020 4:54 AM

        Shacknews has been trying for years to grab that brass ring! (noun) (fig.) a valuable goal requiring effort.

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      September 28, 2020 6:06 AM

      No one really uses the term “light blue” as it takes longer to type out

      LMAO

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      September 28, 2020 6:29 AM

      I guess this really does cement that print journalism is dead. CMYK joke

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      September 28, 2020 6:36 AM

      Sam, are you paid per article?

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      September 28, 2020 6:52 AM

      I feel like there's a story behind this

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      September 28, 2020 7:27 AM

      what does "sus" mean in ShackNews article on Cyan?

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      September 28, 2020 7:51 AM

      Apparently I need an article about what "sus" means

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        September 28, 2020 8:00 AM

        suspensers

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        September 28, 2020 8:09 AM

        sus sus sussudio

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        September 28, 2020 10:59 AM

        This is a little sus

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        September 28, 2020 9:20 PM

        I don't know why you can't suss out what 'sus' means. I'm not one hundred percent sure I believe you.

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      September 28, 2020 8:18 AM

      Thank you!! I've been fucking wondering this for two god damn years

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      September 28, 2020 8:50 AM

      wtf is this article + thread????

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        September 28, 2020 9:13 AM

        You wanted frontpage participation from the chatty? YOU FUCKING GOT IT

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        September 28, 2020 9:30 AM

        Tomorrow we’re going to learn the shocking history behind the color magenta.

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        September 28, 2020 10:41 AM

        People being dicks to shacknews / writers / people who don't know words.

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          September 28, 2020 11:21 AM

          Ya gotta admit that an article explaining a color is a bit LOL, nothing wrong with poking a bit of fun at it.

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          September 28, 2020 11:36 AM

          Oh my, what was that about "armchair internet strongman hot take" that you were saying?

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            September 28, 2020 11:58 AM

            I said you had an armchair internet strongman hottake, I believe. You can scroll up. It's still there.

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              September 29, 2020 5:52 AM

              Oh, have you heard about gaslighting? You should probably look it up. Or maybe the Shack will write an article on it for you.

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          September 28, 2020 11:47 AM

          You're cyan-knighting pretty hard in this thread.

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        September 28, 2020 11:10 AM

        People think something is ridiculous but are generally indifferent to it which gives an excuse for the tireless white knights to defend needlessly something that's not really being attacked. A microcosm of the state of the community lol

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      September 28, 2020 9:45 AM

      Article is incomplete without the creators of Myst weighing in.

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        September 28, 2020 5:27 PM

        I initially thought this was going to be some Myst/Obduction easter-egg or something.

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          September 29, 2020 1:44 AM

          Perhaps it's just Myst/Direction

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      September 28, 2020 10:43 AM

      https://i.imgur.com/CNUEg1m.jpg

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      September 28, 2020 10:51 AM

      I originally learned the word cyan because it was one of the four CGA colors. I remember referencing it on a few occasions and having people not know what I was talking about.

      Chill people.

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      September 28, 2020 11:27 AM

      please to add link to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyan for further reading and investigations

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      September 28, 2020 12:06 PM

      I smell a Pulitzer coming!

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      September 28, 2020 12:48 PM

      https://i.imgur.com/8f63NxA.jpg

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      September 28, 2020 12:54 PM

      None of this would have ever happened if we had just stuck with CGA colours!

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      October 4, 2020 1:54 AM

      FINALLY an explanation! I Tank yuuuuuu soo muucho much <3 <3 <3

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