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12th Aug '16 1:17:09 PM WillKeaton
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[[folder:Music]]
* The swimming pool scene in the video to Music/PinkFloyd's "Music/TheWall".
* Music/FlorenceAndTheMachine's "Rabbit Heart" refers to this in the context of a HumanSacrifice.
* In the music video of {{Manowar}}'s "Gloves of Metal" this happens when the guy who is hit by Joe de Majo's morning star drops dead into a brook.
* Music/{{Love}}'s "A House Is Not a Motel" from ''Music/ForeverChanges'':
-->''And the water's turned to blood, and if''\\
''You don't think so, go turn on your tub.''
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[[folder:Myths & Religion]]
* Literature/TheBible has the Nile turning to blood. While the blood wasn't from anyone dying, several movie versions have the blood fanning out from one source (usually Moses), giving off this effect as the transformation ensues.
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[[folder:Theater]]
* Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'s parallel of his wife's "OutDamnedSpot" discusses the trope, though of course he's talking metaphorically.
-->''Will all great Neptune's ocean [[OutDamnedSpot wash this blood]]\\
Clean from my hand? No; this my hand will rather\\
The multitudinous seas incarnadine,\\
Making the green one red.''
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[[folder:Music]]
* The swimming pool scene in the video to Music/PinkFloyd's "Music/TheWall".
* Music/FlorenceAndTheMachine's "Rabbit Heart" refers to this in the context of a HumanSacrifice.
* In the music video of {{Manowar}}'s "Gloves of Metal" this happens when the guy who is hit by Joe de Majo's morning star drops dead into a brook.
* Music/{{Love}}'s "A House Is Not a Motel" from ''Music/ForeverChanges'':
-->''And the water's turned to blood, and if''\\
''You don't think so, go turn on your tub.''

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[[folder:Real Life]]
* The TruthInTelevision in that people who are sensitive to seeing blood will often do fine until they go to wash the wound and see the red spatters in the sink.
* Similarly, cutting yourself in a
swimming pool scene can be a harrowing experience.
* Or having your gums bleed while brushing your teeth. Sink looks like a murder scene. The worst is after getting your wisdom teeth removed, the holes will often bleed profusely, resulting in spitting huge mouthfuls of blood into the sink.
* Or getting your period unexpectedly
in the video tub/pool/ocean/what-have-you. Even going to Music/PinkFloyd's "Music/TheWall".
* Music/FlorenceAndTheMachine's "Rabbit Heart" refers to
the bathroom while you're on it can produce this effect.
* When doctors are treating people who have cut themselves badly and ask them to estimate how much blood they've lost, they take this trope into account, knowing that people who have bled into water are likely to grossly overestimate.
* Hemorrhoids also have this effect. Toilet water dilutes the blood in stool, making it appear that the patient has lost much more blood than they actually have.
* Not actually blood, but; Red Tide, a harmful algal bloom that turns water red and can kill fish and other sea-dwelling life. It's been suggested that this inspired the Nile turning to blood
in the context of a HumanSacrifice.
Bible, as mentioned above.
* In When the music video of {{Manowar}}'s "Gloves of Metal" this happens when the guy who is hit by Joe de Majo's morning star drops dead into a brook.
* Music/{{Love}}'s "A House Is Not a Motel"
carbon dioxide in Lake Nyos suddenly erupted from ''Music/ForeverChanges'':
-->''And
the water and killed nearly 1800 people, the disturbed iron turned the water's turned surface red.
* Nicking yourself while shaving ''in the shower'' (more frequent for women than men) means that the blood takes much longer
to blood, and if''\\
''You don't think so, go turn on your tub.''
clot than usual. "Ow! I'll need a bandaid" will rapidly become "HOLY CRAP WHY IS THE BATHTUB RED?!"
* There was an incident at SeaWorld where an orca attacked another orca during a show. The pictures are horrifying.
* ''Film/TheCove'', a documentary about secret dolphin killing in a town in Japan. At one point there's an underwater camera, which seems like it serves no purpose other than to look into the very clear water at the bottom of the cove. A few seconds later, ''the entire view of the camera turns a bright, opaque red from the top down due to the quantity of blood in the water''.
* When the toilet gets clogged as a result of some girl or woman who decides to flush her feminine hygiene products down the toilet instead of properly throwing them away.



[[folder:Myths & Religion]]
* Literature/TheBible has the Nile turning to blood. While the blood wasn't from anyone dying, several movie versions have the blood fanning out from one source (usually Moses), giving off this effect as the transformation ensues.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Theater]]
* Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'s parallel of his wife's "OutDamnedSpot" discusses the trope, though of course he's talking metaphorically.
-->''Will all great Neptune's ocean [[OutDamnedSpot wash this blood]]\\
Clean from my hand? No; this my hand will rather\\
The multitudinous seas incarnadine,\\
Making the green one red.''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Real Life]]
* TruthInTelevision in that people who are sensitive to seeing blood will often do fine until they go to wash the wound and see the red spatters in the sink.
* Similarly, cutting yourself in a swimming pool can be a harrowing experience.
* Or having your gums bleed while brushing your teeth. Sink looks like a murder scene. The worst is after getting your wisdom teeth removed, the holes will often bleed profusely, resulting in spitting huge mouthfuls of blood into the sink.
* Or getting your period unexpectedly in the tub/pool/ocean/what-have-you. Even going to the bathroom while you're on it can produce this effect.
* When doctors are treating people who have cut themselves badly and ask them to estimate how much blood they've lost, they take this trope into account, knowing that people who have bled into water are likely to grossly overestimate.
* Hemorrhoids also have this effect. Toilet water dilutes the blood in stool, making it appear that the patient has lost much more blood than they actually have.
* Not actually blood, but; Red Tide, a harmful algal bloom that turns water red and can kill fish and other sea-dwelling life. It's been suggested that this inspired the Nile turning to blood in the Bible, as mentioned above.
* When the carbon dioxide in Lake Nyos suddenly erupted from the water and killed nearly 1800 people, the disturbed iron turned the water's surface red.
* Nicking yourself while shaving ''in the shower'' (more frequent for women than men) means that the blood takes much longer to clot than usual. "Ow! I'll need a bandaid" will rapidly become "HOLY CRAP WHY IS THE BATHTUB RED?!"
* There was an incident at SeaWorld where an orca attacked another orca during a show. The pictures are horrifying.
* ''Film/TheCove'', a documentary about secret dolphin killing in a town in Japan. At one point there's an underwater camera, which seems like it serves no purpose other than to look into the very clear water at the bottom of the cove. A few seconds later, ''the entire view of the camera turns a bright, opaque red from the top down due to the quantity of blood in the water''.
* When the toilet gets clogged as a result of some girl or woman who decides to flush her feminine hygiene products down the toilet instead of properly throwing them away.
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12th Aug '16 1:15:38 PM WillKeaton
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Of course, if this happens in the open sea, the probability that someone will mention [[ThreateningShark sharks]], and their ability to smell [[MysteriousAnimalSenses a single red blood cell from 6 million light years away]], rapidly approaches 1[[note]]Although experiments proved that sharks don't go for human blood. Fortunate, isn't it?[[/note]].

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Of course, if this happens in the open sea, the probability that someone will mention [[ThreateningShark sharks]], and their ability to smell [[MysteriousAnimalSenses a single red blood cell from 6 million light years away]], rapidly approaches 1[[note]]Although 1.[[note]]Although experiments proved that sharks don't go for human blood. Fortunate, isn't it?[[/note]].
it?[[/note]]
17th Jun '16 10:19:15 PM nombretomado
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* In the Stormwrack supplement for ''TabletopGames/DungeonsAndDragons'', spilling blood underwater attracts sharks. It also inverts it with a spell that turns blood to seawater.

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* In the Stormwrack supplement for ''TabletopGames/DungeonsAndDragons'', ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', spilling blood underwater attracts sharks. It also inverts it with a spell that turns blood to seawater.
3rd Jun '16 3:45:27 PM foxley
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* ''Series/CSICyber'': In "Legacy", a 13 year old hacker is shot and falls into a swimming pool. Red is shown ballooning out from a round him as he sinks into the water.
11th May '16 2:02:40 PM erforce
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* This trope is rather visible in the first season finale of ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'', when Cromartie disposes of an entire SWAT team into a swimming pool.

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* This trope is rather visible in the first season finale of ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'', ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'', when Cromartie disposes of an entire SWAT team into a swimming pool.



* The second time [[MonsterClown Jester]] pops up in ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry 3'', he causes a nearby stone fountain (adorned with seemingly decorative gargoyles) to overflow with blood, awakening the now demonic [[OurGargoylesRock Bloodgoyles]] to attack Dante, who isn't very intimidated.

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* The second time [[MonsterClown Jester]] pops up in ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry 3'', ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry3DantesAwakening'', he causes a nearby stone fountain (adorned with seemingly decorative gargoyles) to overflow with blood, awakening the now demonic [[OurGargoylesRock Bloodgoyles]] to attack Dante, who isn't very intimidated.
24th Mar '16 11:40:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* Bathtub deaths form a major part of the Trinity Killer's pattern in ''Series/{{Dexter}}''.

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* ''Series/{{Dexter}}'': Bathtub deaths form a major part of the Trinity Killer's pattern pattern. This is later revealed to be due to a youth trauma in ''Series/{{Dexter}}''.which the young Arthur Mitchell witnessed his sister's accidental death in a shower. Startled by Arthur's presence, she slipped and smashed the shower door, shards of which cut her femoral artery and caused her to bleed out in the water.
9th Mar '16 4:35:05 AM StFan
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* Lord Woo Fak Fak, the giant anglerfish boss in ''{{BanjoTooie}},'' billows blood into the water whenever he's hit in one of his [[NoticeThis prominent glowing weak spots.]] Especially dramatic given that this is in [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar E-rated game.]]

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* Lord Woo Fak Fak, the giant anglerfish boss in ''{{BanjoTooie}},'' ''VideoGame/BanjoTooie'', billows blood into the water whenever he's hit in one of his [[NoticeThis prominent glowing weak spots.]] Especially dramatic given that this is in [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar E-rated game.]]



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25th Feb '16 12:02:45 PM MsChibi
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* When the toilet gets clogged as a result of some girl or woman who decides to flush her feminine hygiene products down the toilet instead of properly throwing them away.
7th Feb '16 11:06:56 PM foxley
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* ''Series/{{Vera}}'': In "Silent Voices", the VictimOfTheWeek is murdered while swimming in a reservoir. There is a shot of blood from her head wound flowing into the water and being diluted.

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* ''Series/{{Vera}}'': In "Silent Voices", the VictimOfTheWeek is murdered while swimming in a reservoir.stream. There is a shot of blood from her head wound flowing into the water and being diluted.
7th Feb '16 2:24:30 AM foxley
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* ''Series/{{Vera}}'': In "Silent Voices", the VictimOfTheWeek is murdered while swimming in a reservoir. There is a shot of blood from her head wound flowing into the water and being diluted.
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