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28th Dec '17 12:08:37 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* ''Manga/{{Inuyasha}}'': In his completely red outfit, Inuyasha is not particularly lucky, and despite ([[GoodThingYouCanHeal because of?]]) his demonic resilience, Kagome practically has to duct tape him back together after many battles, including once having a punch go through his abdomen and out the other side. His brother, Sesshomaru, provoked the mutilation gods merely by having a few red ''stripes'' on his clothing, and subsequently lost an arm. The censor potential is especially notable here, as blood seems darker on dark-suited folks. In fact, the movies have less strict censorship rules than the anime, and the blood is red rather than [[BlackBlood mostly black]], so his injuries seem ''less'' stark than in the regular series. In certain cases, it's actually difficult to tell if he's been injured or not. You know, [[GoodThingYouCanHeal except on]] [[TheWorfEffect general]] [[DoomMagnet principles]].
** It gets better: That red outfit is his armor. In addition to reducing damage from physical attacks, it's also fireproof.
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': The same goes for the titular character in Takahashi's previous work in a red shirt, Ranma Saotome, but in a more comedic manner.

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* ''Manga/{{Inuyasha}}'': ''Manga/{{Inuyasha}}'':
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In his completely red outfit, Inuyasha is not particularly lucky, and despite ([[GoodThingYouCanHeal because of?]]) his demonic resilience, Kagome practically has to duct tape him back together after many battles, including once having a punch go through his abdomen and out the other side. It gets better; that red outfit is his armor. In addition to reducing damage from physical attacks, it's also fireproof.
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His brother, Sesshomaru, provoked the mutilation gods merely by having a few red ''stripes'' on his clothing, and subsequently lost an arm. The censor potential is especially notable here, as blood seems darker on dark-suited folks. In fact, the movies have less strict censorship rules than the anime, and the blood is red rather than [[BlackBlood mostly black]], so his injuries seem ''less'' stark than in the regular series. In certain cases, it's actually difficult to tell if he's been injured or not. You know, [[GoodThingYouCanHeal except on]] [[TheWorfEffect general]] [[DoomMagnet principles]].
** It gets better: That red outfit is his armor. In addition to reducing damage from physical attacks, it's also fireproof.
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': The same goes for the titular character in Takahashi's previous work in a red shirt, Ranma Saotome, but in a more comedic manner.
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* In [[Literature/TheKingkillerChronicle The Wise Man's Fear]], [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Adem mercenaries]] prefer to wear bright red. Kvothe guesses this is so their enemies will not see them bleed. In contrast, [[BadassGrandma Shehyn]], an Adem master, wears white, because she [[BadassBoast does not bleed in battle]], and if she ever did, seeing her bleed would be her enemy's rightful reward.

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* In [[Literature/TheKingkillerChronicle The Wise Man's Fear]], [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Adem mercenaries]] prefer to wear bright red. Kvothe guesses this is so their enemies will not see them bleed. In contrast, [[BadassGrandma Shehyn]], Shehyn, an Adem master, wears white, because she [[BadassBoast does not bleed in battle]], and if she ever did, seeing her bleed would be her enemy's rightful reward.
25th Nov '17 9:53:56 AM fruitstripegum
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* The distinctive red uniforms of the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', cast worn throughout ''Film/{{Star Trek II|The Wrath of Khan}}'' to ''Film/{{Star Trek VI|The Undiscovered Country}}'', technically making every character a RedShirt.]

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* The distinctive red uniforms of the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', cast worn throughout ''Film/{{Star Trek II|The Wrath of Khan}}'' to ''Film/{{Star Trek VI|The Undiscovered Country}}'', technically making every character a RedShirt.]
10th Aug '17 1:45:24 PM xcountryguy
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* Asuka in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' wears a red plugsuit and has red hair. She is the one that gets the most severe injuries out of all of the pilots. Asuka gets to feel the pain of [[spoiler: being impaled through the eye, eaten alive, arm cut in half, and finally impaled through her arm, head (again), and torso with 9 spears]], all at 300% strength. (Her sync rate of 300 made her feel everything three times stronger than reality.)\\

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* Asuka in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' wears a red plugsuit and has red hair. She is the one that gets the most severe injuries out of all of the pilots. Asuka gets to feel the pain of [[spoiler: being [[spoiler:being impaled through the eye, eaten alive, arm cut in half, and finally impaled through her arm, head (again), and torso with 9 spears]], all at 300% strength. (Her sync rate of 300 made her feel everything three times stronger than reality.)\\



** The trope also applies to Misato, who wears a red jacket and is [[spoiler: the only main character to be killed in the JSSDF's raid in ''End of Evangelion'', as she is fatally shot, and, before she can succumb from her injuries, ''blown up.'']]

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** The trope also applies to Misato, who wears a red jacket and is [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the only main character to be killed in the JSSDF's raid in ''End of Evangelion'', as she is fatally shot, and, before she can succumb from her injuries, ''blown up.'']]



* In an interesting color inversion, Nausicaa (of ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'') goes into the last part of the movie wearing a red dress, [[spoiler: which is then dyed blue from being soaked in blue Ohmu blood.]]

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* In an interesting color inversion, Nausicaa (of ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'') goes into the last part of the movie wearing a red dress, [[spoiler: which [[spoiler:which is then dyed blue from being soaked in blue Ohmu blood.]]



* [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in ''Film/{{Nerve}}'': Vee wears a red hoodie to the Nerve finale and gets shot, [[spoiler: but she had arranged the whole thing beforehand with her shooter, to spook the Watchers into believing that they were accessories to her murder. Presumably, the red hoodie was meant to conceal the lack of blood.]]

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* [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in ''Film/{{Nerve}}'': Vee wears a red hoodie to the Nerve finale and gets shot, [[spoiler: but [[spoiler:but she had arranged the whole thing beforehand with her shooter, to spook the Watchers into believing that they were accessories to her murder. Presumably, the red hoodie was meant to conceal the lack of blood.]]



* The miniseries adaptation of Tony Kushner's ''Theatre/AngelsInAmerica'' puts long-suffering AIDS patient Prior in a red robe when he [[spoiler: goes to Heaven]], with a stylistic nod to ''Film/SchindlersList'' thrown in by having the red robe the only thing in color through that part of the sequence.

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* The miniseries adaptation of Tony Kushner's ''Theatre/AngelsInAmerica'' puts long-suffering AIDS patient Prior in a red robe when he [[spoiler: goes [[spoiler:goes to Heaven]], with a stylistic nod to ''Film/SchindlersList'' thrown in by having the red robe the only thing in color through that part of the sequence.



* In ''Series/{{Degrassi}}'', Campbell wears a red team sweatshirt on the day [[spoiler: he commits suicide]].

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* In ''Series/{{Degrassi}}'', Campbell wears a red team sweatshirt on the day [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he commits suicide]].



** Auron in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' seems like an exception, in that his blood-red longcoat doesn't accompany any particular hardship in the quest. But then, he's [[spoiler: already [[DeadAllAlong dead to begin with]].]]

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** Auron in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' seems like an exception, in that his blood-red longcoat doesn't accompany any particular hardship in the quest. But then, he's [[spoiler: already [[spoiler:already [[DeadAllAlong dead to begin with]].]]
26th Jun '17 6:26:58 PM nombretomado
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* Giuseppe Garibaldi, an important player in the unification of Italy in the 19th century, led [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redshirts_(Italy) redshirts]] (not [[RedShirt that kind]]) to battle. Some legends say he was inspired by butchers using the blood-hiding aspect, but TheOtherWiki notes this is unlikely.

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* Giuseppe Garibaldi, an important player in the unification of Italy in the 19th century, led [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redshirts_(Italy) redshirts]] (not [[RedShirt that kind]]) to battle. Some legends say he was inspired by butchers using the blood-hiding aspect, but TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki notes this is unlikely.
15th Jun '17 9:21:05 AM Dravencour
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* Alucard of ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' and Vash of ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'' both practically personify the trope; although in the case of ''Trigun'', Wolfwood doesn't fare much better in his black suit and white shirt. Hell, Alucard has the primary battle tactic of letting his opponent tear him to shreds.

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* Alucard of ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' and Vash of ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'' both practically personify the trope; although in the case of ''Trigun'', Wolfwood doesn't fare much better in his black suit and white shirt. Hell, Alucard has the primary battle tactic of letting his opponent enemies tear him to shreds.shreds before letting his powerful HealingFactor [[PullingThemselvesTogether kick in]].
11th Jun '17 1:41:34 PM nombretomado
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* In sports, red shirts are a popular choice. In [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball football/soccer]], at least two teams are nicknamed "Red Devils" (Manchester United and Belgium) and several others (Liverpool FC among them) are simply nicknamed "The Reds"; England has it as secondary/away kit, and since their only FIFAWorldCup was won with a red kit, it's used for special occasions; and in a not-very-successful attempt, Germany used red for 4 years as a secondary kit in an attempt to intimidate (it has since been changed to black). Conversely, in college American football, to be a 'redshirt' means to be put on the practice squad for a year. The reason for this is to get better while retaining a year of eligibility of play.

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* In sports, red shirts are a popular choice. In [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball football/soccer]], at least two teams are nicknamed "Red Devils" (Manchester United and Belgium) and several others (Liverpool FC among them) are simply nicknamed "The Reds"; England has it as secondary/away kit, and since their only FIFAWorldCup UsefulNotes/FIFAWorldCup was won with a red kit, it's used for special occasions; and in a not-very-successful attempt, Germany used red for 4 years as a secondary kit in an attempt to intimidate (it has since been changed to black). Conversely, in college American football, to be a 'redshirt' means to be put on the practice squad for a year. The reason for this is to get better while retaining a year of eligibility of play.
11th Apr '17 5:01:52 PM nombretomado
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* Lemon, the "Red Baron" from ''ShiningForce 2'', wears a deep red suit of armor. It is rumored that the red color comes from the blood of all the enemies he has slain. When he is [[spoiler:turned into a vampire]], he attempts to kill himself in several ways (because WhoWantsToLiveForever).

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* Lemon, the "Red Baron" from ''ShiningForce 2'', ''VideoGame/ShiningForceII'', wears a deep red suit of armor. It is rumored that the red color comes from the blood of all the enemies he has slain. When he is [[spoiler:turned into a vampire]], he attempts to kill himself in several ways (because WhoWantsToLiveForever).
11th Dec '16 11:40:37 AM zarpaulus
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', presents us with Khorne, god of war that values spilling blood pretty much above anything else. His daemons have red skin and troops that worship him tend to wear dark red armor. All of them are best employed in close combat assaults.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', presents us with 40000}}'':
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Khorne, god of war that values spilling blood pretty much above anything else. His daemons have red skin and troops that worship him tend to wear dark red armor. All of them are best employed in close combat assaults.
11th Dec '16 7:32:05 AM Tron80
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* Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}: During the ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' story arc in which Supergirl joins the [[Franchise/GreenLantern Red Lanterns]] and wears a red-and-black uniform, her battles are bloodier and more violent than usual.
10th Dec '16 2:34:29 PM Basara-kun
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Compare RedShirt, WhiteShirtOfDeath, RedIsHeroic. Probably works better with RustproofBlood than the real thing.

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Compare RedShirt, WhiteShirtOfDeath, RedIsHeroic.RedIsHeroic, RedIsViolent. Probably works better with RustproofBlood than the real thing.
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