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9th Feb '18 7:46:25 PM rjd1922
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* ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'' uses neon pink for its blood; contrary to common misconception by the fanbase, this wasn't to avoid any ratings issues (as the game already gets a high content rating for many other reasons) but was a conscious decision on the part of the devs to make the atmosphere less grim and more "psychopop". This carries over to all titles in the franchise with the exception of ''Anime/DanganRonpa3 - Side: Future'', where the comparatively more grim atmosphere is accompanied by more naturally red blood. (Early builds of the first game can also be seen with red blood as well.) In ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'', this even applies to [[spoiler:Mechamaru]] [[SymbolicBlood bleeding oil]], which is colored light blue.

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* ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'' uses neon pink for its blood; blood, though characters still describe it as red; contrary to common misconception by the fanbase, this wasn't to avoid any ratings issues (as the game already gets a high content rating for many other reasons) but was a conscious decision on the part of the devs to make the atmosphere less grim and more "psychopop". This carries over to all titles in the franchise with the exception of ''Anime/DanganRonpa3 - Side: Future'', where the comparatively more grim atmosphere is accompanied by more naturally red blood. (Early builds of the first game can also be seen with red blood as well.) In ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'', this even applies to [[spoiler:Mechamaru]] [[SymbolicBlood bleeding oil]], which is colored light blue.
6th Dec '17 3:03:36 PM Xtifr
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* Blood is sometimes described this way in ''TheRedTent'', particularly when it results from particularly tragic deaths, such as DeathByChildbirth
* Orcs and other evil creatures in the Literature/LordOfTheRings universe are sometimes described to have black blood, though whether this is literal or figurative is left as an exercise to the reader.
** It's probably not figurative, since the black blood of Gothmog's troll guards caused Hurin's axe to smoke and wither in ''Literature/TheSilmarillion''.
* Dragon blood in the ''{{Literature/Temeraire}}'' series is consistently described as black, a trait shared with sea serpents and [[YowiesAndBunyipsAndDropBearsOhMy bunyips]]. This implies that all three share a common ancestor -- though nobody really comments on it, as the series takes place during the Napoleonic Wars, forty years before Charles Darwin codified the theory of evolution.

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* Blood is sometimes described this way in ''TheRedTent'', ''Literature/TheRedTent'', particularly when it results from particularly tragic deaths, such as DeathByChildbirth
* Orcs and other evil creatures in the Literature/LordOfTheRings universe are sometimes described to have black blood, though whether this is literal or figurative is left as an exercise to the reader.
** It's probably
reader. (It's ''probably'' not figurative, since the black blood of Gothmog's troll guards caused Hurin's axe to smoke and wither in ''Literature/TheSilmarillion''.
''Literature/TheSilmarillion''.)
* Dragon blood in the ''{{Literature/Temeraire}}'' ''Literature/{{Temeraire}}'' series is consistently described as black, a trait shared with sea serpents and [[YowiesAndBunyipsAndDropBearsOhMy bunyips]]. This implies that all three share a common ancestor -- though nobody really comments on it, as the series takes place during the Napoleonic Wars, forty years before Charles Darwin codified the theory of evolution.
24th Nov '17 7:03:52 AM aass6139
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* In ''Webcomic/DenmaTheQuanx'', usually this work depicts blood red. But once the people infected the Space disease, their blood turns black. It's apparently somewhat of a case of censorship.
23rd Nov '17 3:57:51 PM rjd1922
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* ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'' uses neon pink for its blood; contrary to common misconception by the fanbase, this wasn't to avoid any ratings issues (as the game already gets a high content rating for many other reasons) but was a conscious decision on the part of the devs to make the atmosphere less grim and more "psychopop". This carries over to all titles in the franchise with the exception of [[Anime/DanganRonpa3 one of its anime series]], where the comparatively more grim atmosphere is accompanied by more naturally red blood. (Early builds of the first game can also be seen with red blood as well.) In ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'', this even applies to [[spoiler:Mechamaru]] [[SymbolicBlood bleeding oil]], which is colored light blue.

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* ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'' uses neon pink for its blood; contrary to common misconception by the fanbase, this wasn't to avoid any ratings issues (as the game already gets a high content rating for many other reasons) but was a conscious decision on the part of the devs to make the atmosphere less grim and more "psychopop". This carries over to all titles in the franchise with the exception of [[Anime/DanganRonpa3 one of its anime series]], ''Anime/DanganRonpa3 - Side: Future'', where the comparatively more grim atmosphere is accompanied by more naturally red blood. (Early builds of the first game can also be seen with red blood as well.) In ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'', this even applies to [[spoiler:Mechamaru]] [[SymbolicBlood bleeding oil]], which is colored light blue.
8th Nov '17 6:09:08 AM RedScharlach
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** The german TV release apparently thought [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids Naruto is great for elementary students]] and decided to censor it, sometimes making the blood black, sometimes censoring it to the point of ''deleting all the corpses'' (which ends up quite hilarious in the scene with the memory of Sasuke where he runs through [[spoiler: his former hometown, only to find everyone dead, including his parents]], since he freaks out over nothing).

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** The german German TV release apparently thought [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids Naruto is great for elementary students]] and decided to censor it, sometimes making the blood black, sometimes censoring it to the point of ''deleting all the corpses'' (which ends up quite hilarious in the scene with the memory of Sasuke where he runs through [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his former hometown, only to find everyone dead, including his parents]], since he freaks out over nothing).



* Italian dubs of various anime edit blood in many ways: sometimes they just recolor it in black/brown (as in most of the above examples), sometimes they just make the whole scene either in black and white (''Manga/DetectiveConan'', ''Manga/OnePiece'') or in sepia tones (''One Piece'', only in the Alabasta arc although)... but the most absurdous one was in the earlier episodes of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', where they not only made the blood black, but also gave ''grey skin'' to the bleeding characters. The scene in episode 6 when Naruto stabs his hand with a kunai becomes very [[{{Narm}} narmful]], with a lot of scenes showing his grey skin while his clothes, hair and ''everything else'' are still in full color.

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* Italian dubs of various anime edit blood in many ways: sometimes they just recolor it in black/brown (as in most of the above examples), sometimes they just make the whole scene either in black and white (''Manga/DetectiveConan'', ''Manga/OnePiece'') or in sepia tones (''One Piece'', only in the Alabasta arc although)... but the most absurdous absurd one was in the earlier episodes of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', where they not only made the blood black, but also gave ''grey skin'' to the bleeding characters. The scene in episode 6 when Naruto stabs his hand with a kunai becomes very [[{{Narm}} narmful]], with a lot of scenes showing his grey skin while his clothes, hair and ''everything else'' are still in full color.



* Meanwhile, ''Film/SinCity'' has white blood. Or, in one particular case, ''yellow'' blood. This is an artifact of the comics it's based on, which are entirely black and white (no gray!) except for the yellow Junior (and his blood). It's worth noting however that it changes from shot to shot and story to story. In "That Yellow Bastard" the blood is always white, save for the Bastard's, but in "The Hard Goodbye" pretty much all the blood is bright red (in the commentary the directors noted that the black blood just made Hartigan's face look muddy insead of beaten to a pulp, [[EnforcedTrope so they had to make it red]]). "The Big Fat Kill" throws consistency out the window in favour of interesting visuals. One character is shown with his hand blown off and spewing white blood, but when his throat is slashed red blood splashes on another character's face.

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* Meanwhile, ''Film/SinCity'' has white blood. Or, in one particular case, ''yellow'' blood. This is an artifact of the comics it's based on, which are entirely black and white (no gray!) except for the yellow Junior (and his blood). It's worth noting however that it changes from shot to shot and story to story. In "That Yellow Bastard" the blood is always white, save for the Bastard's, but in "The Hard Goodbye" pretty much all the blood is bright red (in the commentary the directors noted that the black blood just made Hartigan's face look muddy insead instead of beaten to a pulp, [[EnforcedTrope so they had to make it red]]). "The Big Fat Kill" throws consistency out the window in favour favor of interesting visuals. One character is shown with his hand blown off and spewing white blood, but when his throat is slashed slashed, red blood splashes on another character's face.



* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' is guilty of this in at least two episodes. In the first, it was justified in that the guest character was Cyborg of ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' fame and it wasn't blood but mech fluids (keeping in line with the comics). In a later episode that pitted General Zod against Clark, Clark gets a bloody lip that bleeds black blood (which is odd, as Clark has been shown to bleed red blood several times before.).
* In ''Series/TrueBlood'' (ironically), you can see [[spoiler: Maryann's]] black blood (and heart) when [[spoiler: Sam kills her]].

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* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' is guilty of this in at least two episodes. In the first, it was justified in that the guest character was Cyborg of ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' fame and it wasn't blood but mech fluids (keeping in line with the comics). In a later episode that pitted General Zod against Clark, Clark gets a bloody lip that bleeds black blood (which is odd, as Clark has been shown to bleed red blood several times before.).
before).
* In ''Series/TrueBlood'' (ironically), you can see [[spoiler: Maryann's]] black blood (and heart) when [[spoiler: Sam [[spoiler:Sam kills her]].



* Averted in ''Webcomic/EarsForElves'' [[http://www.earsforelves.com/archives/632 here]], which is suprising for a black-and-white comic. It's the only time color has been used in the main comic; the artists said that a great thing about making a webcomic was the ability to experiment.

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* Averted in ''Webcomic/EarsForElves'' [[http://www.earsforelves.com/archives/632 here]], which is suprising surprising for a black-and-white comic. It's the only time color has been used in the main comic; the artists said that a great thing about making a webcomic was the ability to experiment.
1st Nov '17 4:06:50 AM Killerikala
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* To match the [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings source material]] mentioned in Literature, in ''VideoGame/MiddleEarthShadowOfMordor'' and ''VideoGame/MiddleEarthShadowOfWar'' orcs have black blood (although the lightning sometimes causes it to look blue), while humans have red blood.
20th Oct '17 4:58:32 PM rjd1922
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* ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'' uses neon pink for its blood; contrary to common misconception by the fanbase, this wasn't to avoid any ratings issues (as the game already gets a high content rating for many other reasons) but was a conscious decision on the part of the devs to make the atmosphere less grim and more "psychopop". This carries over to all titles in the franchise with the exception of [[Anime/DanganRonpa3 one of its anime series]], where the comparatively more grim atmosphere is accompanied by more naturally red blood. (Beta builds of the first game can also be seen with red blood as well.) In ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'', this even applies to [[spoiler:Mechamaru]] [[SymbolicBlood bleeding oil]], which is colored light blue.

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* ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'' uses neon pink for its blood; contrary to common misconception by the fanbase, this wasn't to avoid any ratings issues (as the game already gets a high content rating for many other reasons) but was a conscious decision on the part of the devs to make the atmosphere less grim and more "psychopop". This carries over to all titles in the franchise with the exception of [[Anime/DanganRonpa3 one of its anime series]], where the comparatively more grim atmosphere is accompanied by more naturally red blood. (Beta (Early builds of the first game can also be seen with red blood as well.) In ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'', this even applies to [[spoiler:Mechamaru]] [[SymbolicBlood bleeding oil]], which is colored light blue.
30th Jul '17 8:46:10 PM comicwriter
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* The US console release of ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} 3'' uses ''white'' blood, which, at best, makes it look like sand or kitty litter. And, just to make things utterly nonsensical, Jedah's blood-based attacks are still rendered in a deep purple like they were in the arcade.

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* The US console release of ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} 3'' uses ''white'' blood, which, at best, makes it look like sand or kitty litter. And, just to make things utterly nonsensical, Jedah's blood-based attacks are still rendered in a deep purple like the same color they were in the arcade.


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** In ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomInfinite'', the blood Jedah uses in his attacks was changed from red to purple.
25th Jun '17 11:02:42 AM nombretomado
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* The New Zealand psychological thriller ''The Ugly'' had literally black blood. According to [[TheOtherWiki TOW]]: "Author John Kenneth Muir writes in his book, ''Horror Films of the 1990s'', about how this visual cue may suggest that Simon (the film's serial killer) never saw his victims as being human, making it easier for him to kill."

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* The New Zealand psychological thriller ''The Ugly'' had literally black blood. According to [[TheOtherWiki [[{{Wiki/Wikipedia}} TOW]]: "Author John Kenneth Muir writes in his book, ''Horror Films of the 1990s'', about how this visual cue may suggest that Simon (the film's serial killer) never saw his victims as being human, making it easier for him to kill."
28th May '17 4:16:40 PM nombretomado
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* City of Silence by WarrenEllis and Gary Erskine uses black blood, which is weird considering how gleefully {{Squick}}y the comic is about displaying a decadent dystopia.

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* City of Silence by WarrenEllis Creator/WarrenEllis and Gary Erskine uses black blood, which is weird considering how gleefully {{Squick}}y the comic is about displaying a decadent dystopia.
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