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25th May '18 6:10:10 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''VisualNovel/SchoolDays'' uses this trope (though it's red for the DVD release).
** Though for some odd reason, the second murder during the same episode has red blood, even in the censored version.
* Being made before the days when violent anime is screened during midnight, desaturated, black or white blood was the ''only'' way that ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' could air on television ''at all.''

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* ''VisualNovel/SchoolDays'' uses this trope (though it's red for the DVD release).
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release). Though for some odd reason, the second murder during the same episode has red blood, even in the censored version.
* ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'':
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Being made before the days when violent anime is screened during midnight, desaturated, black or white blood was the ''only'' way that ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' could air on television ''at all.''



* ''Manga/InuYasha'' makes use of this frequently - blood is most likely to look darker on characters wearing darker clothes. This can have the odd effect of making the wounds of the [[BringMyRedJacket red-wearing protagonist]] ''more'' jarring.

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* ''Manga/InuYasha'' ''Manga/InuYasha'':
** ''Inuyasha''
makes use of this frequently - blood is most likely to look darker on characters wearing darker clothes. This can have the odd effect of making the wounds of the [[BringMyRedJacket red-wearing protagonist]] ''more'' jarring.



* Piccolo and other Nameks bleed purple blood in ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. It should be noted that both Piccolo Sr. and Piccolo Jr. had bleed red blood in some instances - the former when he got a hole in his stomach (triggering his explosive death) and the later when he got his arm severely injured during his fight with Goku on the Budokai tournament, and severed his very own arm (only to regrow it again in a matter of seconds).

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* ''Franchise/DragonBall'':
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Piccolo and other Nameks bleed purple blood in ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. It should be noted that both Piccolo Sr. and Piccolo Jr. had bleed red blood in some instances - the former when he got a hole in his stomach (triggering his explosive death) and the later when he got his arm severely injured during his fight with Goku on the Budokai tournament, and severed his very own arm (only to regrow it again in a matter of seconds).



* The ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' anime rarely uses this trope, but it made an exception when Gaara kills three competitors during the Chuunin Exams, a scene that featured more blood than the rest of the series combined. The black color of the blood might be a result of the blood thickening the sand.

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
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The ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' anime anime rarely uses this trope, but it made an exception when Gaara kills three competitors during the Chuunin Exams, a scene that featured more blood than the rest of the series combined. The black color of the blood might be a result of the blood thickening the sand.



* In the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime, the few times Ash is cut onscreen he bleeds black. What's odd is that you see the blood fly through the air very dramatically, but his clothes remain uncut. The reason as to why Ash's blood is black is likely because of the animation style.

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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':
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In the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime, the few times Ash is cut onscreen he bleeds black. What's odd is that you see the blood fly through the air very dramatically, but his clothes remain uncut. The reason as to why Ash's blood is black is likely because of the animation style.



* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. To clarify, blood is only red when it drips on the floor.

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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''.''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
** ''Bleach'' uses this trope.
To clarify, blood is only red when it drips on the floor.



* In ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' Ursula has black blood first seen when Eric shoots a spear at her cutting her arm, then when he kills her by ramming her with the mast.
** Somewhat justified - Ursula's top half is human, and her bottom half is octopus-like. Cephalopods like octopi and squid have blue blood, which when mixed together with red human blood, might in fact come out somewhere close to black.

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* In ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' Ursula has black blood first seen when Eric shoots a spear at her cutting her arm, then when he kills her by ramming her with the mast.
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mast. Somewhat justified - Ursula's top half is human, and her bottom half is octopus-like. Cephalopods like octopi and squid have blue blood, which when mixed together with red human blood, might in fact come out somewhere close to black.



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* 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''.)

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* Orcs and other evil creatures in the Literature/LordOfTheRings ''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''.)



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* Famously, the original gold cartridge version of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'' had Ganondorf vomit red blood when Link killed him, but this was changed to green in later releases, among other changes (such as the music in the Fire Temple, which sounded too close to the Islamic ''adhan'' for some).

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*''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
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Famously, the original gold cartridge version of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'' ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' had Ganondorf vomit red blood when Link killed him, but this was changed to green in later releases, among other changes (such as the music in the Fire Temple, which sounded too close to the Islamic ''adhan'' for some).



* [[VideoGame/DarkSouls The Souls games]] give you the option to change the blood to "mild" (black), or "off."

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* [[VideoGame/DarkSouls ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'': The Souls games]] ''Souls'' games give you the option to change the blood to "mild" (black), or "off."



* There was a censored version of the ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'' episode "Mind Pollution," where Linka's cousin Boris cuts his arms on broken glass...and incriminating recolored puddles could be seen. (However, a different shot or two with red blood remained!)[[/folder]]

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* There was a censored version of the ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'' episode "Mind Pollution," where Linka's cousin Boris cuts his arms on broken glass... and incriminating recolored puddles could be seen. (However, a different shot or two with red blood remained!)[[/folder]]
25th May '18 6:04:15 AM Pichu-kun
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* In ''Manga/SailorMoon'''s first season, one of the Shinten'nou had a HeelFaceTurn and was quickly hunted down and stabbed through the ''chest'' with branch tentacles. His blood was everywhere, but it was green so it was okay to show, even on Western Television. Curiously, the other 3 generals all bled red whenever receiving injuries.

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* In ''Manga/SailorMoon'''s ''Anime/SailorMoon'''s first season, one of the Shinten'nou had a HeelFaceTurn and was quickly hunted down and stabbed through the ''chest'' with branch tentacles. His blood was everywhere, but it was green so it was okay to show, even on Western Television. Curiously, the other 3 generals all bled red whenever receiving injuries.
29th Apr '18 11:59:38 AM Briguy52748
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* Papa Shango, the voodoo practitioner of the early 1990s WWF, could as part of his gimmick make his opponents (or, at times, Wrestling/UltimateWarrior or "Mean" Gene Okerlund) ooze black blood ... and he didn't have to be anywhere near the arena to do this!

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* Papa Shango, the voodoo practitioner of the early 1990s WWF, literally could as part of his gimmick make his opponents (or, at times, Wrestling/UltimateWarrior or "Mean" Gene Okerlund) ooze black blood ... and he didn't have to be anywhere near the arena to do this!
29th Apr '18 11:58:19 AM Briguy52748
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* Papa Shango, the voodoo practitioner of the early 1990s WWF, could as part of his gimmick make his opponents (or, at times, Wrestling/UltimateWarrior or "Mean" Gene Okerlund) ooze black blood ... and he didn't have to be anywhere near the arena to do this!
9th Mar '18 12:38:28 PM Skylentt
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* Averted in ''Manga/SoulEater.'' There is an in-universe reason why some characters bleed black. It's a sign that someone has been [[TheCorruption infected]] with Asura's blood.
6th Mar '18 12:45:25 AM SparkyLurkdragon
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** Wander also vomits black blood after each Colossus, as well as [[spoiler: spraying a bunch when he's killed by Lord Emon's troops near the end of the game]].

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** Wander also vomits black blood after each Colossus, Colossus battle, as well as [[spoiler: spraying a bunch when he's killed by Lord Emon's troops near the end of the game]].
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.
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