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20th Jun '16 3:02:28 PM SeanMurrayI
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The {{Trope Maker|s}} derives from legends and folklore surrounding 16th Century Hungarian Countess Elizabeth Bathory, who is said to have bathed in the blood of young women and/or [[VirginSacrifice virgins]] in order to restore [[FairestOfThemAll her beauty]] and [[FountainOfYouth her youth]].

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The {{Trope Maker|s}} derives from legends myths and folklore surrounding 16th Century Hungarian Countess Elizabeth Bathory, who is said to have bathed in the blood of young women and/or [[VirginSacrifice virgins]] in order to restore [[FairestOfThemAll her beauty]] and [[FountainOfYouth her youth]].



Characters who bathe in blood often exhibit qualities associated with [[{{Vampire}} vampirism]], especially when alluding to blood being rejuvenating or how they come to acquire their blood in the first place; BloodLust and [[FangsAreEvil fangs]] can be commonly noticed as well. In cases not involving outright vampiric entities, characters may be dabbling in TheDarkArts, especially BloodMagic. The trope itself can also follow the RuleOfSymbolism to deliver AnAesop about [[FairestOfThemAll the evils of vanity]] and ImmortalityImmorality.

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Characters who bathe in blood often exhibit other qualities closely associated with [[{{Vampire}} vampirism]], especially when alluding to blood being rejuvenating or how they come to acquire their blood in the first place; BloodLust and [[FangsAreEvil fangs]] can be commonly noticed as well. In cases not involving outright vampiric entities, characters may be dabbling in TheDarkArts, especially BloodMagic. The trope itself can also follow the RuleOfSymbolism to deliver AnAesop about [[FairestOfThemAll the evils of vanity]] and ImmortalityImmorality.
20th Jun '16 2:56:38 PM SeanMurrayI
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The {{Trope Maker|s}} derives from folklore stories about Hungarian Countess Elizabeth Bathory, who is said to have bathed in the blood of young women and/or [[VirginSacrifice virgins]] in order to restore [[FairestOfThemAll her beauty]] and [[FountainOfYouth her youth]].

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The {{Trope Maker|s}} derives from legends and folklore stories about surrounding 16th Century Hungarian Countess Elizabeth Bathory, who is said to have bathed in the blood of young women and/or [[VirginSacrifice virgins]] in order to restore [[FairestOfThemAll her beauty]] and [[FountainOfYouth her youth]].
17th Jun '16 1:01:03 PM Morgenthaler
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* Readers first meet Solomon Ravne from ''[[ComicBook/TwoThousandAD 2000 AD]]'''s ''Caballistics, Inc.'' in the middle of one such bath, surrounded by the naked, bleeding corpses the blood had to have come from. [[spoiler: Because Ravne is suggested to be Really700YearsOld]], it may be that such a bath is needed to maintain his age and appearance or prolong his life.

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* Readers first meet Solomon Ravne from ''[[ComicBook/TwoThousandAD 2000 AD]]'''s ''Caballistics, Inc.'' ''ComicBook/CaballisticsInc'' in the middle of one such bath, surrounded by the naked, bleeding corpses the blood had to have come from. [[spoiler: Because Ravne is suggested to be Really700YearsOld]], it may be that such a bath is needed to maintain his age and appearance or prolong his life.
15th Jun '16 11:26:35 PM Doug86
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* Elizabeth Bathory was a very minor adversary in MarvelComics' ''ComicBook/DraculaLives''. Originally, Dracula intended to make Bathory his vampiric servant, but her baths in the blood of virgins had made her immune to Dracula's control, so they briefly agreed to form an alliance. When Bathory finally betrayed Dracula, he ended up [[HistoricalInJoke stealing her journals and turning them in to the authorities, which led to her being sealed in a room in her castle as punishment.]] Dracula later confronted Bathory in her cell and drained her of all her blood; she aged to death in seconds.

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* Elizabeth Bathory was a very minor adversary in MarvelComics' Creator/MarvelComics' ''ComicBook/DraculaLives''. Originally, Dracula intended to make Bathory his vampiric servant, but her baths in the blood of virgins had made her immune to Dracula's control, so they briefly agreed to form an alliance. When Bathory finally betrayed Dracula, he ended up [[HistoricalInJoke stealing her journals and turning them in to the authorities, which led to her being sealed in a room in her castle as punishment.]] Dracula later confronted Bathory in her cell and drained her of all her blood; she aged to death in seconds.
24th May '16 9:23:48 AM SeanMurrayI
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* [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] in ''LightNovel/{{Overlord}}''. Shalltear Bloodfallen normally appears as an ElegantGothicLolita, but when she bathes in blood, her glamor breaks and she turns into what can best be described as a humanoid [[LampreyMouth lamprey abomination]].
24th May '16 6:42:53 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''Anime/{{Golion}}'', the evil witch Honerva bathes her cat in blood (although [[{{Bowdlerised}} it's called a "lava bath"]] in ''{{Voltron}}'').

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* In ''Anime/{{Golion}}'', the evil witch Honerva bathes her cat in blood (although [[{{Bowdlerised}} it's called a "lava bath"]] in ''{{Voltron}}'').''Anime/{{Voltron}}'').
21st May '16 2:09:05 PM Doug86
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* This is the main gimmick of TeenTitans villain Brother Blood, a supervillain cult leader who bathes in the blood of his followers to prolong his life (although not indefinitely).

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* This is the main gimmick of TeenTitans ComicBook/TeenTitans villain Brother Blood, a supervillain cult leader who bathes in the blood of his followers to prolong his life (although not indefinitely).



* This bath is taken by the vampires in ''AvatarAndTheAirbendingFellowshipOfVampireSlayers''.

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* This bath is taken by the vampires in ''AvatarAndTheAirbendingFellowshipOfVampireSlayers''.''JustForFun/AvatarAndTheAirbendingFellowshipOfVampireSlayers''.



* In the ''{{Dragonlance}}'' stories, Maladar's backstory contains a few details about slaughtering thousands of nobles' sons, just so he can bathe in their blood.

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* In the ''{{Dragonlance}}'' ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' stories, Maladar's backstory contains a few details about slaughtering thousands of nobles' sons, just so he can bathe in their blood.



* The song "Bathe In Blood" by metal band {{Evile}} references both using blood to restore youth and the vanity that would entail.

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* The song "Bathe In Blood" by metal band {{Evile}} Music/{{Evile}} references both using blood to restore youth and the vanity that would entail.



* {{Music/Yoshiki Hayashi}} took a Blood Bath in a photoshoot for Fool's Mate magazine and, in the past with {{Music/X Japan}}, has written a song about Elizabeth Bathory entitled "Rose of Pain".

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* {{Music/Yoshiki Hayashi}} Music/YoshikiHayashi took a Blood Bath in a photoshoot for Fool's Mate magazine and, in the past with {{Music/X Japan}}, Music/XJapan, has written a song about Elizabeth Bathory entitled "Rose of Pain".
29th Apr '16 10:12:07 AM Willbyr
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* In the ''KingdomHearts'' fic ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3872861/1/The_Blood_Game The Blood Game]]'', [[spoiler:Marluxia]] forces [[spoiler:Vexen]] to bathe in a tub full of blood with him.

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* In the ''KingdomHearts'' ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' fic ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3872861/1/The_Blood_Game The Blood Game]]'', [[spoiler:Marluxia]] forces [[spoiler:Vexen]] to bathe in a tub full of blood with him.
16th Apr '16 12:01:28 PM Sharlee
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* One possible haunting in ''VideoGame/{{Paranormal}}'' has Mattel get locked in the bathroom while blood pours out of the plumbing, filling the tub and sink while the toilet overflows with red.

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* One possible haunting in ''VideoGame/{{Paranormal}}'' has Mattel get locked in the bathroom while blood pours out of the plumbing, filling the tub and sink while as the toilet overflows with red.
16th Apr '16 12:01:03 PM Sharlee
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* One possible haunting in ''VideoGame/{{Paranormal}}'' has Mattel get locked in the bathroom while blood pours out of the plumbing, filling the tub and sink while the toilet overflows with red.
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