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* Most of ''Manga/DeathNote's'' early episodes tend to avoid this trope, with occasional exceptions like when Kichiro Osoreda was run over by a car after attempting to hijack a bus, or [[spoiler: when Matt was gunned down by Takada's bodyguards.]] Most deaths in the series are caused by mystically induced heart attacks, [[JustifiedTrope so this makes sense]]. [[spoiler: Mikami and Light's death]] {{avert|edTrope}}s this.

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* Most of ''Manga/DeathNote's'' early episodes tend to avoid this trope, with occasional exceptions like when Kichiro Osoreda was run over by a car after attempting to hijack a bus, or [[spoiler: when Matt was gunned down by Takada's bodyguards.]] bodyguards]]. Most deaths in the series are caused by mystically induced heart attacks, [[JustifiedTrope so this makes sense]]. [[spoiler: Mikami and Light's death]] {{avert|edTrope}}s this.



* Comicbook/{{Wolverine}}'s claws would, when used on any 'normal' living creature or person, produce awe-inspiring gore. Blood would spurt, organs would be hanging out of the remains, etc. This is rarely depicted (although to see what Wolverine's fights look like in all their detailed gory glory, pick up the most recent series of X-Force; or buy the Uncaged Edition of X-Men Origins Wolverine).

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* Comicbook/{{Wolverine}}'s Franchise/{{Wolverine}}'s claws would, when used on any 'normal' living creature or person, produce awe-inspiring gore. Blood would spurt, organs would be hanging out of the remains, etc. This is rarely depicted (although to see what Wolverine's fights look like in all their detailed gory glory, pick up the most recent series of X-Force; ComicBook/XForce; or buy the Uncaged Edition of X-Men Origins Wolverine).



* ''Adventures of Mowgli'', the Soviet adaptation of ''Literature/TheJungleBook'', has an extreme example. The epic battle between the wolves and the red dogs is animated as a several minutes long fight sequence with two whole canine armies and not a drop of blood in sight. The red dogs just get a bit shaggy or drop straight dead.

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* ''Adventures of Mowgli'', ''Animation/AdventuresOfMowgli'', the Soviet adaptation of ''Literature/TheJungleBook'', has an extreme example. The epic battle between the wolves and the red dogs is animated as a several minutes long fight sequence with two whole canine armies and not a drop of blood in sight. The red dogs just get a bit shaggy or drop straight dead.



-->'''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick''': "But Christian Bale is ever at the ready and manages to shoot Kocuam right in the, umů spirit?"

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-->'''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick''': "But Christian Bale is ever at the ready and manages to shoot Kocuam [[spoiler: Kocoum]] right in the, umů spirit?"



* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''

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* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries''
** Despite being given more freedom in slicing people up than in the animated adaptations, Comicbook/{{Wolverine}}'s rampages in the movies were conspicuously devoid of blood. Perhaps most notable is an instance in the first movie where he stabs Rogue in the chest. We're given a very clear close-up of the exit wounds on her back, but even those don't have any blood coming from them. What's more, when she turns around, we see that her shirt isn't even torn. Perhaps absorbing his healing ability extended to her nightshirt? Just the back of her shirt is torn (that's where we see the wounds).

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** Despite being given more freedom in slicing people up than in the animated adaptations, Comicbook/{{Wolverine}}'s Franchise/{{Wolverine}}'s rampages in the movies were conspicuously devoid of blood. Perhaps most notable is an instance in the first movie where he stabs Rogue in the chest. We're given a very clear close-up of the exit wounds on her back, but even those don't have any blood coming from them. What's more, when she turns around, we see that her shirt isn't even torn. Perhaps absorbing his healing ability extended to her nightshirt? Just the back of her shirt is torn (that's where we see the wounds).



* ''Film/HarryPotter'': Played straight as spells don't leave bulletholes, but averted for effect on two occasions; in the ''Half-Blood Prince'' when Harry [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone uses the Sectumsempra curse on Malfoy]], and in ''Deathly Hallows, Part II'' Voldemort walks across a floor strewn with blood and the [[YouHaveFailedMe bodies of the guards and goblins]] who let Harry [[spoiler:steal his Horcrux from Gringotts]].
** The most notable example in "The Goblet of Fire", when Wormtail severs his own hand with a knife. Whereas, in the book, his robes end up "shining with blood", there is not a drop to be seen in the film.

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* ''Film/HarryPotter'': Played straight as spells don't leave bulletholes, but averted for effect on two occasions; in the ''Half-Blood Prince'' when Harry [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone uses the Sectumsempra curse on Malfoy]], and in ''Deathly Hallows, Part II'' Voldemort walks across a floor strewn with blood and the [[YouHaveFailedMe bodies of the guards and goblins]] who let Harry [[spoiler:steal his Horcrux from Gringotts]].
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Gringotts]]. The most notable example is in "The Goblet of Fire", when Wormtail severs his own hand with a knife. Whereas, in the book, his robes end up "shining with blood", there is not a drop to be seen in the film.



* ''Film/WonderWoman2017'': Clever use of GoryDiscretionShot keeps the much of the blood off the camera, but there is some war-appropriate evidence of violence (a soldier's legs were blown off). However, when Steve sees Diana's sword [[spoiler: sticking through the ceiling after plunging it through Ludendorff's heart]] it's bizarrely spotless.

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* ''Film/WonderWoman2017'': Clever use of GoryDiscretionShot keeps the much of the blood off the camera, but there is some war-appropriate evidence of violence (a soldier's legs were blown off). However, when Steve sees Diana's sword [[spoiler: sticking through the ceiling after plunging it through Ludendorff's heart]] it's bizarrely spotless.



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** A necessity in "Literature/ShadowsForSilenceInTheForestsOfHell". When shedding even a single drop of blood in anger will enrage every shade in the vicinity, people learn to kill without drawing blood ''fast''.

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** A necessity in "Literature/ShadowsForSilenceInTheForestsOfHell".''Literature/ShadowsForSilenceInTheForestsOfHell''. When shedding even a single drop of blood in anger will enrage every shade in the vicinity, people learn to kill without drawing blood ''fast''.



** Lampshaded in a Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine 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.

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** Lampshaded in a Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' 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.



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* Would you believe ''VideoGame/MortalKombatVsDCUniverse'' is ''less'' graphic than the original MK? On consoles that have the processing power to handle real-time gore, there is never any visible sign of damage. Even the fatalities are mostly bloodless.
** Interestingly, even in the ''goriest'' game of the series, ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'', the Story Mode not only doesn't allow finishing moves (since killing people would create quite a few paradoxes with the cutscenes immediately after) but the battle scars that fighters accumulate in the other modes do not appear. The fighters finish the fights as dapper as when the first round started (and yet the viciously brutal X-Ray attacks are still available to the challengers). The ''REST'' of the game, [[{{Gorn}} on the other hand]]...

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* Would you believe ''VideoGame/MortalKombatVsDCUniverse'' is ''less'' graphic than the original MK? On consoles that have the processing power to handle real-time gore, there is never any visible sign of damage. Even the fatalities are mostly bloodless.
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bloodless. Interestingly, even in the ''goriest'' game of the series, ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'', the Story Mode not only doesn't allow finishing moves (since killing people would create quite a few paradoxes with the cutscenes immediately after) but the battle scars that fighters accumulate in the other modes do not appear. The fighters finish the fights as dapper as when the first round started (and yet the viciously brutal X-Ray attacks are still available to the challengers). The ''REST'' of the game, [[{{Gorn}} on the other hand]]...



* Many games ported to the UsefulNotes/{{NES}} and UsefulNotes/{{SNES}} suffered from this in the pre-[[UsefulNotes/EntertainmentSoftwareRatingsBoard ESRB]] days; ''VideoGame/{{Mortal Kombat|1}}'' on the SNES is [[Bowdlerise/VideoGames a notorious example]].

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* Many games ported to the UsefulNotes/{{NES}} UsefulNotes/{{N|intendoEntertainmentSystem}}ES and UsefulNotes/{{SNES}} UsefulNotes/{{S|uperNintendoEntertainmentSystem}}ES suffered from this in the pre-[[UsefulNotes/EntertainmentSoftwareRatingsBoard ESRB]] days; ''VideoGame/{{Mortal Kombat|1}}'' on the SNES is [[Bowdlerise/VideoGames a notorious example]].



** Maria Robotnik [[PosthumousCharacter died]] of a gunshot wound. Despite this, her death is consistenly depicted as bloodless. There's not a single drop of blood in any canon depiction, even in the uncensored version of ''Shadow the Hedgehog''. It's made more noticeable because her dress is baby blue, which should stain ''very'' easily.

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** Maria Robotnik [[PosthumousCharacter died]] of a gunshot wound. Despite this, her death is consistenly consistently depicted as bloodless. There's not a single drop of blood in any canon depiction, even in the uncensored version of ''Shadow the Hedgehog''. It's made more noticeable because her dress is baby blue, which should stain ''very'' easily.



** While this trope is generally in full effect, there are a few notable aversions. When Weiss gets punched by the knight armor in the White trailer, blood runs down her forehead over her eye. In "Beginning of the End," [[spoiler:Mercury's bloody, bandaged legs are on full display when Cinder and Emerald arrive to recruit his father]]. In "Heroes and Monsters," [[spoiler:[[http://i.imgur.com/tr8ktjH.jpg Adam can be briefly seen flicking Yang's blood off his sword]] after cutting off her arm. A brief shot in the next episode shows the remainder of Yang's arm wrapped in bloody bandages. Adam once again wipes blood off of his sword after impaling Sienna Khan in "Dread in the Air", and this time it's focused on quite clearly.]]

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** While this trope is generally in full effect, there are a few notable aversions. When Weiss gets punched by the knight armor in the White trailer, blood runs down her forehead over her eye. In "Beginning of the End," [[spoiler:Mercury's bloody, bandaged legs are on full display when Cinder and Emerald arrive to recruit his father]]. In "Heroes and Monsters," [[spoiler:[[http://i.imgur.com/tr8ktjH.jpg Adam can be briefly seen flicking Yang's blood off his sword]] after cutting off her arm. A brief shot in the next episode shows the remainder of Yang's arm wrapped in bloody bandages. Adam once again wipes blood off of his sword after impaling Sienna Khan in "Dread in the Air", and this time it's focused on quite clearly.]]clearly]].



** In the Splicers episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', Terry ''rips Ramrod's nosering off'' resulting in no ill effect to Ramrod. No blood, no nothing, he's perfectly fine.

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** In the Splicers episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', Terry ''rips Ramrod's nosering nose ring off'' resulting in no ill effect to Ramrod. No blood, no nothing, he's perfectly fine.



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* Used to a ridiculous extent in ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003.'' Particularly notable examples include the episode "[[Recap/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003S3E21SameAsItNeverWas Same as it Never Was]]", which features characters getting sliced, stomped on, and blown up on screen with nary a drop of blood on their corpses. Karai ''[[spoiler:impales Leo on her sword]]'' in "[[Recap/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003S3E26ExodusPart2 Exodus]]" without a single drop of red. A few episodes later, Leonardo loses his temper and [[spoiler: slices Splinter ''across the forehead'' during a spar. Splinter]] immediately grabs the spot and later is shown with bandages, but nothing, not even a ''red line'', can actually be seen. Justified when Leo [[spoiler: beheads the Shredder.]] Said character isn't actually human, just a robotic body, so it would make sense for there to be no blood.
** The [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 2012 cartoon]] also has this with Mikey's wound in "[[Recap/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012S2E22VengeanceIsMine Vengeance is Mine]]", a cut deep enough to wear him down and require medical attention later, but doesn't show on his skin.

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* Used to a ridiculous extent in ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003.'' Particularly notable examples include the episode "[[Recap/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003S3E21SameAsItNeverWas Same as it Never Was]]", which features characters getting sliced, stomped on, and blown up on screen with nary a drop of blood on their corpses. Karai ''[[spoiler:impales Leo on her sword]]'' in "[[Recap/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003S3E26ExodusPart2 Exodus]]" without a single drop of red. A few episodes later, Leonardo loses his temper and [[spoiler: slices Splinter ''across the forehead'' during a spar. Splinter]] immediately grabs the spot and later is shown with bandages, but nothing, not even a ''red line'', can actually be seen. Justified when Leo [[spoiler: beheads the Shredder.]] Said character isn't actually human, just a robotic body, so it would make sense for there to be no blood.
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blood. The [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 2012 cartoon]] also has this with Mikey's wound in "[[Recap/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012S2E22VengeanceIsMine Vengeance is Mine]]", a cut deep enough to wear him down and require medical attention later, but doesn't show on his skin.



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** PlayedWith in "Song of the Petalars" the Cats cut and shoot through Lizard troops ''bloodlessly,'' but Tygra's shots are shown to ''pierce'' the Lizard's bodies.

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** PlayedWith [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in "Song of the Petalars" the Cats cut and shoot through Lizard troops ''bloodlessly,'' but Tygra's shots are shown to ''pierce'' the Lizard's bodies.



* Averted in the ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanet'' episode "Mind Pollution" (also known as the drug VerySpecialEpisode). Linka's cousin Boris starts bleeding profusely after being hit with glass.

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* Averted in the ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanet'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Captain Planet|AndThePlaneteers}}'' episode "Mind Pollution" (also known as the drug VerySpecialEpisode). Linka's cousin Boris starts bleeding profusely after being hit with glass.
17th Nov '17 12:12:55 PM MasterPimp
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** This is enforced in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' due to the new censorship laws in Japan, a few notable examples are when Beerus stabs Goku in the chest with his claws and when Frieza tortures Gohan by repeatedly blasting his limbs and non vital organs, in both instances neither bleeds, the only time blood is shown is flashbacks to scenes from Dragonball Z.

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** This is enforced in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' due to the new censorship laws in Japan, a few notable examples are when Beerus stabs Goku in the chest with his claws and when Frieza tortures Gohan by repeatedly blasting his limbs and non vital organs, in both instances neither bleeds, the only time blood is shown is flashbacks to scenes from Dragonball Z.Z and in VERY few other occasions.
15th Nov '17 6:09:32 PM iroanxi
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* Invoked in ''Fanfic/RobbReturns'' when Robert executes Janos Slynt and other treacherous Goldcloaks; despite their [[OffWithHisHead beheading]], his new sword Stormbreaker, the AncestralWeapon of the Storm Kings, gets not a drop of blood on it. [[spoiler:Except for the last Goldcloak, who at least took the bribe at first to help his ailing family and is willing to FaceDeathWithDignity; lopping his head off does leave blood on the blade.]]
31st Oct '17 8:39:06 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' games there is the blood splash effect, but only when you're hit. Corpses won't have any wounds on them, and if you get shot with an arrow, you wouldn't bleed afterwards or really even notice it besides the health bar drop. You could run around town (at your normal pace) without anybody caring that you have an arrow in your gut, head, arms, legs, or any part of your body! Your Personality level wouldn't even go down if you engaged in conversation with an arrow stuck in your face!
** Going to third-person view after a battle against a few archers will reveal that your character is a walking pin cushion, with dozens of arrows protruding all over your body, none of which hamper movement in the slightest.

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** Significantly Downplayed in that
the blood splash effect, but only series has long had a "blood splash" effect when you're hit. Corpses won't have any wounds on them, and if you get shot with an arrow, you wouldn't bleed afterwards or really even notice it besides the health bar drop. You could run around town (at your normal pace) without anybody caring that you have an arrow in your gut, head, arms, legs, or any part of your body! Your Personality level wouldn't even go down if you engaged in conversation with an arrow stuck in your face!
** Going to third-person view after
a battle against a few archers will reveal that your character is hit, but the blood doesn't persist. Similarly, no matter how they are killed, corpses will not have a walking pin cushion, single wound on them.
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with ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', arrows will persist for a time after the battle. However, the character won't bleed, and even dozens of arrows protruding all over your body, none of which make the character look like a pincushion won't cause further damage or hamper movement in the slightest.slightest.
25th Oct '17 4:02:22 PM troodos
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** {{Justified|Trope}}: Every [[HumansAreSpecial human]] character in the setting has an Aura which comes from [[OurSoulsAreDifferent the human soul]] and, as [[TheDitz Jaune Arc]] puts it, "works like a forcefield". Hence, despite all the bullets and {{Absurdly Sharp Blade}}s whizzing around, human characters never take serious hits unless their Aura is depleted.
** While this trope is generally in full effect, there are a few notable aversions. When Weiss gets punched by the knight armor in the White trailer, blood runs down her forehead over her eye. In "Beginning of the End," [[spoiler:Mercury's bloody, bandaged legs are on full display when Cinder and Emerald arrive to recruit his father]]. In "Heroes and Monsters," [[spoiler:[[http://i.imgur.com/tr8ktjH.jpg Adam can be briefly seen flicking Yang's blood off his sword]] after cutting off her arm. A brief shot in the next episode shows the remainder of Yang's arm wrapped in bloody bandages]].

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** {{Justified|Trope}}: Every [[HumansAreSpecial human]] human (or faunus)]] character in the setting has an Aura which comes from [[OurSoulsAreDifferent the human soul]] and, as [[TheDitz Jaune Arc]] puts it, "works like a forcefield". Hence, despite all the bullets and {{Absurdly Sharp Blade}}s whizzing around, human characters never take serious hits unless their Aura is depleted.
** While this trope is generally in full effect, there are a few notable aversions. When Weiss gets punched by the knight armor in the White trailer, blood runs down her forehead over her eye. In "Beginning of the End," [[spoiler:Mercury's bloody, bandaged legs are on full display when Cinder and Emerald arrive to recruit his father]]. In "Heroes and Monsters," [[spoiler:[[http://i.imgur.com/tr8ktjH.jpg Adam can be briefly seen flicking Yang's blood off his sword]] after cutting off her arm. A brief shot in the next episode shows the remainder of Yang's arm wrapped in bloody bandages]].bandages. Adam once again wipes blood off of his sword after impaling Sienna Khan in "Dread in the Air", and this time it's focused on quite clearly.]]
20th Oct '17 2:04:34 PM KingLyger
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* ''Film/TheThreeMusketeers1993'' features numerous sword slashes, stab wounds, a full-scale battle with gunfire, and a character getting kicked into the spikes of an iron maiden, all without a single drop of blood.
20th Oct '17 6:32:17 AM StFan
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16th Oct '17 1:16:33 PM Codefreak5
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* The first three seasons of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' were mostly bloodless in their violence. A notable example is when Big Fat Paulie is assassinated by a rival gang and is pumped full of machine gun rounds with not a single drop of blood being spilled, although occasionally averted, like in the first chicken fight.
15th Oct '17 5:04:50 AM OrangenChan
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** Another particularly egregious example is [[spoiler:Ryoma's suicide]] in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates: Conquest''. Apparently, not a single drop of blood was spilled when [[spoiler:he committed {{seppuku}} with an ''electrified sword'', nor was there any visible blood on the Raijinto itself]].
24th Sep '17 12:05:38 PM nombretomado
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* Neither of the ''Videogame/PlanetSide'' [=MMOFPS=] games have any sort of blood despite soldiers being repeatedly run over, falling to their death, and being shot at by 150mm high-explosive cannons. The first game's [[BetaTest alpha]] screenshots had blood which was removed from release, and the [[NeverTrustATrailer second game's trailer had copious amounts of blood]].

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* Neither of the ''Videogame/PlanetSide'' [=MMOFPS=] games have any sort of blood despite soldiers being repeatedly run over, falling to their death, and being shot at by 150mm high-explosive cannons. The first game's [[BetaTest [[UsefulNotes/BetaTest alpha]] screenshots had blood which was removed from release, and the [[NeverTrustATrailer second game's trailer had copious amounts of blood]].
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