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23rd Apr '17 11:52:47 AM nombretomado
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* A normal trend for the ''Franchise/TalesSeries''. Despite the characters using swords, magic and sorcery, blood is rarely shown.

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* A normal trend for the ''Franchise/TalesSeries''.''VideoGame/TalesSeries''. Despite the characters using swords, magic and sorcery, blood is rarely shown.
21st Apr '17 7:33:34 PM morenohijazo
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* ''VideoGame/TitanQuest'' has you slay monsters all over ancient Greece, Egypt and China, but none of them so much as spill a drop of blood. (And neither do you when you get hit.) Even if you swing two swords and use techniques that most closely approximate a blender, all that happens is that they fall over. As the game is ''{{Diablo}}''-style, this is definitely something they ''could'' have implemented.

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* ''VideoGame/TitanQuest'' has you slay monsters all over ancient Greece, Egypt and China, but none of them so much as spill a drop of blood. (And neither do you when you get hit.) Even if you swing two swords and use techniques that most closely approximate a blender, all that happens is that they fall over. As the game is ''{{Diablo}}''-style, ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}''-style, this is definitely something they ''could'' have implemented.
20th Apr '17 9:47:27 PM Abodos
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* While ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series frequently plays this trope straight, after the final battle of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', [[spoiler:Ganon]] coughs blood at the camera and then collapses. After he falls, his red cape falls through his body and spreads out on the ground, looking suspiciously like a large pool of blood. But only in the first releases of that game. In later versions, the blood is changed to green gooey stuff.

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* While ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series frequently plays this trope straight, after the final battle of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', [[spoiler:Ganon]] [[spoiler:Ganondorf]] coughs blood at the camera and then collapses. After he falls, his red cape falls through his body and spreads out on the ground, looking suspiciously like a large pool of blood. But only in the first releases of that game. In later versions, the blood is changed to green gooey stuff.stuff.
** The closest the series has gotten to averting this trope is in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'', where the Blight Ganons explode in fountains of liquid [[MadeOfEvil Malice]] upon defeat. It still isn't proper blood, though, and every other enemy dies bloodlessly.
19th Apr '17 2:44:23 PM LightningPrincess
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** Lampshaded in a DS9 episode where Nog, watching an old cowboy show on the holodeck wonders why there is no bleeding after a cowboy gets shot in the arm.
11th Apr '17 6:10:31 PM KingLyger
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* While a normal trend for the ''Franchise/TalesSeries'', this is especially noticeable in ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld'', where people take lethal hits [[spoiler: like Emil fatally slashing Decus' back and Marta doing the same to Alice]] without bleeding. clothes are not even damaged.

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* While a A normal trend for the ''Franchise/TalesSeries'', this ''Franchise/TalesSeries''. Despite the characters using swords, magic and sorcery, blood is especially noticeable in rarely shown.
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''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld'', where people take lethal hits [[spoiler: like Emil fatally slashing Decus' back and Marta doing the same to Alice]] without bleeding. Their clothes are not even damaged.damaged.
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'' is meant to show Richard's StartOfDarkness when he brutally hacks a guard to death, with the others even commenting how much blood he spilled. Not a single drop of blood is shown on-screen.
** Averted in ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria''. Several characters are killed in the main story, and all of them show visible blood marks, slashing wounds, impaled clothes or even gouged flesh.
28th Mar '17 9:38:02 PM PrimeEvil
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* Plenty of people get shot or stabbed in ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'', but only two of them bleed: the mountaineer whose blood was used to bring Rasputin back from the dead, and Karl Ruprect Kroenen, who bled sand. In HB's fight with Sammael, he beats it over the head with a payphone, causing change to fly everywhere, much like blood would. The change standing in for blood in the fight with Sammael was quite intentional so as to avoid the R rating. Creator/RonPerlman originally suggested that Hellboy use a [[WhatCouldHaveBeen gumball machine]]. The same is true for the [[Film/HellboyIITheGoldenArmy sequel]], in which Strauss bleeds ectoplasm.

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* Plenty of people get shot or stabbed in ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'', but only two of them bleed: the mountaineer whose blood was used to bring Rasputin back from the dead, and Karl Ruprect Ruprecht Kroenen, who bled sand. ([[WordOfGod Guillermo del Toro]] said on the commentary that he wanted to ensure that onscreen bloodshed was only used in symbolic contexts.) In HB's fight with Sammael, he beats it over the head with a payphone, causing change to fly everywhere, much like blood would. The change standing in for blood in the fight with Sammael was quite intentional so as to avoid the R rating. Creator/RonPerlman originally suggested that Hellboy use a [[WhatCouldHaveBeen gumball machine]]. The same is true for the [[Film/HellboyIITheGoldenArmy sequel]], in which Strauss bleeds ectoplasm.
20th Mar '17 6:37:55 AM YandereSamantha
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* In ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' this trope is in effect when Jack fights organic creatures, rather than the [[SymbolicBlood oil-spewing]] MechaMooks. They are never messily ripped to pieces as the robots are, just given a bloodless slash from his sword or obscured by an explosion. Magical beings tend to turn to dust or vaporize. And Jack himself never seems to bleed, no matter how he writhes in pain and screams in agony as his clothing is ripped away. (Although he ''does'' have visible wounds.)

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* In ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' this trope is in effect when Jack fights organic creatures, rather than the [[SymbolicBlood oil-spewing]] MechaMooks. They are never messily ripped to pieces as the robots are, just given a bloodless slash from his sword or obscured by an explosion. Magical beings tend to turn to dust or vaporize. And Jack himself never seems to bleed, no matter how he writhes in pain and screams in agony as his clothing is ripped away. (Although he ''does'' have visible wounds.)) [[spoiler: Heavily [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] in the fifth season. The revival [[DarkerAndEdgier isn't afraid to show blood]]; there was blood oozing from Jack's stab wound, and Jack even manages to ''slash the throat'' of one of the Daughters of Aku.]]
18th Mar '17 1:26:48 AM xneon
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* In ''Film/IronMan'', dozens are people are killed throughout the film, without any blood splatter whatsoever. Presumably this was to give it a lower rating.

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* In ''Film/IronMan'', dozens are of people are killed throughout the film, without any blood splatter whatsoever. Presumably this was to give it a lower rating.
2nd Mar '17 3:39:05 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* Slightly downplayed in ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}''; characters may bleed a bit when attacked, though they still don't spill blood or burst into bloody bits when turned into corpses.
22nd Feb '17 4:57:14 PM DeeeFoo
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*** This is somewhat subverted in VideoGame/FistoftheNorthStar:KensRage, Warriors:Legends of Troy, and VideoGame/BerserkandtheBandoftheHawk, which are the only titles in the franchise thus far to feature bloodshed. Berserk even goes so far as to include dismemberment for human and non-human enemies alike.

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*** This is somewhat subverted in VideoGame/FistoftheNorthStar:KensRage, Warriors:Legends Warriors: Legends of Troy, as well as the Fist of the North Star and VideoGame/BerserkandtheBandoftheHawk, which Berserk crossover titles, as blood and gore are the only titles heavily present in the franchise thus far to feature bloodshed.their source materials. Berserk even goes so far as to include dismemberment for human and non-human enemies alike.
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