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14th Aug '17 4:44:04 PM foxley
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* ''Series/LawAndOrder/CriminalIntent'': In "Three-In-One", the killer, who suffers from dissociative identity disorder, paints on the wall in his victims' blood, and one of his personalities writes messages asking for help.

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* ''Series/LawAndOrder/CriminalIntent'': ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'': In "Three-In-One", the killer, who suffers from dissociative identity disorder, paints on the wall in his victims' blood, and one of his personalities writes messages asking for help.
14th Aug '17 4:32:52 PM foxley
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* ''Series/LawAndOrder/CriminalIntent'': In "Three-In-One", the killer, who suffers from dissociative identity disorder, paints on the wall in his victims' blood, and one of his personalities writes messages asking for help.
8th Aug '17 1:43:12 PM ZimFan89
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* In ''[[Fanfic/GuardiansWizardsAndKungFuFighters Guardians, Wizards, and Kung-Fu Fighters]]'', as all of reality [[TimeCrash collapses]] due to Shendu destroying the Book of Ages, Jade grabs ahold of a remaining scrap and -- lacking anything else to write with -- chomps on her finger and uses the blood to scribble out an assurance of safety for her family and friends, thus triggering the resulting [[MergedReality merger of universes]].
22nd Jul '17 1:33:32 PM billybobfred
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* In ''Manga/DeathNote'' Light keeps a piece of death note paper and a pin for pricking his finger and writing in blood (couldn't fit a pen?) concealed in a secret compartment of his watch, so that he can kill someone quickly and discretely if necessary. He first uses it to kill the third Kira when [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness he becomes a liability rather than an asset]], while L is sitting right next to him. In the final episode after [[spoiler: getting his pen destroyed by Matsuda while trying to write down Near's name in the pages of the titular ArtifactOfDoom, Light continues writing with his own blood, which prompts Matsuda to blast the living snot out of him.]] This is actually a pretty severe "What the hell were you thinking" moment, as apparently at this point he had lost all self-control whatsoever and couldn't just calmly write down the name.

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* In ''Manga/DeathNote'' Light keeps a piece of death note paper and a pin for pricking his finger and writing in blood (couldn't fit a pen?) concealed in a secret compartment of his watch, so that he can kill someone quickly and discretely discreetly if necessary. He first uses it to kill the third Kira when [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness he becomes a liability rather than an asset]], while L is sitting right next to him. In the final episode after [[spoiler: getting his pen destroyed by Matsuda while trying to write down Near's name in the pages of the titular ArtifactOfDoom, Light continues writing with his own blood, which prompts Matsuda to blast the living snot out of him.]] This is actually a pretty severe "What the hell were you thinking" moment, as apparently at this point he had lost all self-control whatsoever and couldn't just calmly write down the name.
9th Jul '17 12:00:22 PM LongTallShorty64
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* In ''Film/WhileTheCitySleeps'' the killer writes "Ask Mother" on the victim's wall in lipstick.
22nd Jun '17 1:48:32 AM erforce
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* A brainteaser: Dr. Lax is murdered in his office. There are five suspects, Gerry, Julie, Jason, Sofia, and Brian. The one clue is a calendar with the numbers 6, 4, 9, 10, and 11 written on it in blood. Who is the killer? [[spoiler:Solution: At first it seems like a number to letter puzzle, but that would spell out "FDIJK", which is gibberish. The clue indicates writing on a ''calendar'', and if each number is assigned to the corresponding month and the first letter of each month written as a word, [[MythologyGag the killer is]] [[Franchise/FridayTheThirteenth revealed to be Jason]].]]

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* A brainteaser: Dr. Lax is murdered in his office. There are five suspects, Gerry, Julie, Jason, Sofia, and Brian. The one clue is a calendar with the numbers 6, 4, 9, 10, and 11 written on it in blood. Who is the killer? [[spoiler:Solution: At first it seems like a number to letter puzzle, but that would spell out "FDIJK", which is gibberish. The clue indicates writing on a ''calendar'', and if each number is assigned to the corresponding month and the first letter of each month written as a word, [[MythologyGag the killer is]] [[Franchise/FridayTheThirteenth [[Franchise/FridayThe13th revealed to be Jason]].]]
18th Jun '17 12:41:52 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* A brainteaser: Dr. Lax is murdered in his office. There are five suspects, Gerry, Julie, Jason, Sofia, and Brian. The one clue is a calendar with the numbers 6, 4, 9, 10, and 11 written on it in blood. Who is the killer? [[spoiler:Solution: At first it seems like a number to letter puzzle, but that would spell out "FDIJK", which is gibberish. The clue indicates writing on a ''calendar'', and if each number is assigned to the corresponding month and the first letter of each month written as a word, [[MythologyGag the killer is]] [[Franchise/FridayTheThirteeth revealed to be Jason]].]]

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* A brainteaser: Dr. Lax is murdered in his office. There are five suspects, Gerry, Julie, Jason, Sofia, and Brian. The one clue is a calendar with the numbers 6, 4, 9, 10, and 11 written on it in blood. Who is the killer? [[spoiler:Solution: At first it seems like a number to letter puzzle, but that would spell out "FDIJK", which is gibberish. The clue indicates writing on a ''calendar'', and if each number is assigned to the corresponding month and the first letter of each month written as a word, [[MythologyGag the killer is]] [[Franchise/FridayTheThirteeth [[Franchise/FridayTheThirteenth revealed to be Jason]].]]
18th Jun '17 6:49:24 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* A brainteaser: Dr. Lax is murdered in his office. There are five suspects, Gerry, Julie, Jason, Sofia, and Brian. The one clue is a calendar with the numbers 6, 4, 9, 10, and 11 written on it in blood. Who is the killer? [[spoiler:Solution: At first it seems like a number to letter puzzle, but that would spell out "FDIJK", which is gibberish. The clue indicates writing on a ''calendar'', and if each number is assigned to the corresponding month and the first letter of each month written as a word, [[MythologyGag the killer is]] [[Franchise/FridayTheThirteeth revealed to be Jason]].]]
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17th Jun '17 12:26:30 PM StFan
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[[folder: Fan Fic]]
* {{Lampshaded}} in the ''Manga/DeathNote'' fic ''FanFic/LowLight'':
-->'''L''': You can be incredibly creepy when you want to be.
-->'''Light''': Creepy?
-->'''L''': You question whether writing a message to someone in another's blood upon the floor is creepy?
-->'''Light''': I suppose you have a point there L, but it was the only writing material I knew the man would have readily available.
* Appears in Kingdom Hearts story [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5230474/1/Ill_bNever_b_Be_bEnough_b I'll Never Be Enough]] when Cenchaze writes his goodbye (and several other notes) in his own blood.
* Happens in the ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'' [[BadFuture Dark World Series]]. While sending the murder of blackbirds that have been tormenting Derpy for the last thousand years to Ponythulhu's realm, Twilight takes time to write a letter with a blackbird pie recipe to the big guy because [[DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu Ponythulhu is actually a pretty nice guy]] and they want to be respective to him. Since she ''literally' doesn't have a pen, she pulls one of Spike's (now a giant adult dragon's) scales off and writes the letter in her blood. Justified in this case because finding a pen in time wouldn't be possible, and Twilight has CompleteImmortality and will just regenerate the lost blood.
* The Room101 in ''FanFic/{{Hivefled}}'' is covered on all four walls and the floor with messages carved with the prisoners' fingernails.
* In ''FanFic/{{Moratorium}}'' Harry draws anti-Apparation runes in her blood.

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[[folder: Fan Fic]]
[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* {{Lampshaded}} in the ''Manga/DeathNote'' fic ''FanFic/LowLight'':
-->'''L''': You can be incredibly creepy when you want to be.
-->'''Light''': Creepy?
-->'''L''': You question whether writing a message to someone in another's blood upon the floor is creepy?
-->'''Light''': I suppose you have a point there L, but it was the only writing material I knew the man would have readily available.
* Appears in Kingdom Hearts story [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5230474/1/Ill_bNever_b_Be_bEnough_b I'll Never Be Enough]] when Cenchaze
In ''ComicStrip/{{Zits}}'', SadistTeacher Ms. Butcher writes his goodbye (and several other notes) Jeremy's grades in his own blood.
* Happens in the ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'' [[BadFuture Dark World Series]]. While sending the murder of blackbirds that have been tormenting Derpy for the last thousand years to Ponythulhu's realm, Twilight takes time to write a letter with a blackbird pie recipe to the big guy because [[DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu Ponythulhu is actually a pretty nice guy]] and they want to be respective to him. Since she ''literally' doesn't have a pen, she pulls one of Spike's (now a giant adult dragon's) scales off and writes the letter in her blood. Justified in this case because finding a pen in time wouldn't be possible, and Twilight has CompleteImmortality and will just regenerate the lost blood.
* The Room101 in ''FanFic/{{Hivefled}}'' is covered on all four walls and the floor with messages carved with the prisoners' fingernails.
* In ''FanFic/{{Moratorium}}'' Harry draws anti-Apparation runes in her
blood.



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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* {{Lampshaded}} in the ''Manga/DeathNote'' fic ''Fanfic/LowLight'':
-->'''L:''' You can be incredibly creepy when you want to be.\\
'''Light:''' Creepy?\\
'''L:''' You question whether writing a message to someone in another's blood upon the floor is creepy?\\
'''Light:''' I suppose you have a point there L, but it was the only writing material I knew the man would have readily available.
* Appears in ''Kingdom Hearts'' story ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5230474/1/Ill_bNever_b_Be_bEnough_b I'll Never Be Enough]]'' when Cenchaze writes his goodbye (and several other notes) in his own blood.
* Happens in the ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'' [[BadFuture Dark World Series]]. While sending the murder of blackbirds that have been tormenting Derpy for the last thousand years to Ponythulhu's realm, Twilight takes time to write a letter with a blackbird pie recipe to the big guy because [[DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu Ponythulhu is actually a pretty nice guy]] and they want to be respective to him. Since she ''literally' doesn't have a pen, she pulls one of Spike's (now a giant adult dragon's) scales off and writes the letter in her blood. Justified in this case because finding a pen in time wouldn't be possible, and Twilight has CompleteImmortality and will just regenerate the lost blood.
* The Room101 in ''Fanfic/{{Hivefled}}'' is covered on all four walls and the floor with messages carved with the prisoners' fingernails.
* In ''Fanfic/{{Moratorium}}'' Harry draws anti-Apparation runes in her blood.
* In ''WebVideo/DeathNoteTheAbridgedSeriesKpts4tv'' when Light is [[spoiler: killing Higuchi]] by writing [[spoiler: Higuchi's]] name with his own blood and ends up stabbing himself repeatedly. HilarityEnsues:
-->'''Light:''' First I gotta get my stupid watch open. Aw, there we go...\\
'''L:''' What's that, Light?\\
'''Light:''' Oh I'm just excited we caught Kira is all. Hey look, they're bringing him in right now... ''Ow!''\\
'''L:''' Are you okay?\\
'''Light:''' Yeah I'm fin-''OW!'' I'm okay ''OW! DAMMIT!''\\
'''L:''' Light, do you need me to come over there?\\
'''Light:''' No, no. I'm okay. [[DoubleEntendre I'm just so happy that it hurts. Kinda like a little prick.]]
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* ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' had two versions of this trope using the same sheet of paper! Roger's alibi for murder is that he was writing a letter to his wife with her lipstick on a "nice, clean, sheet of paper" which [[spoiler: turns out to be Marvin Acme's will, (the MacGuffin of the movie,) which has been written in ACME's Disappearing-Reappearing Ink.]]

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* ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' had has two versions of this trope using the same sheet of paper! Roger's alibi for murder is that he was writing a letter to his wife with her lipstick on a "nice, clean, sheet of paper" which [[spoiler: turns out to be Marvin Acme's will, will (the MacGuffin of the movie,) movie), which has been written in ACME's Disappearing-Reappearing Ink.]]



* Dr. Lizardo in ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossThe8thDimension'' made a RoomFullOfCrazy by writing on the walls with ... chalk? Charcoal?

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* Dr. Lizardo in ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossThe8thDimension'' made a RoomFullOfCrazy by writing on the walls with ...with... chalk? Charcoal?



-->'''Warden:''' Man, have you gone mad?!
-->'''Erik:''' I didn't have a pen.

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-->'''Warden:''' Man, have you gone mad?!
-->'''Erik:'''
mad?!\\
'''Erik:'''
I didn't have a pen.



* ''Literature/TheDaVinciCode'' does this in the first chapter. Possibly includes a ShoutOut to ''Monty Python and the Holy Grail'':
--> '''Sophie:''' Why would a dying man bother to write out "P.S.", Mr. Langdon?
** Though he only used the blood to make the police use ultraviolet lamps. He did have and use a pen, but one with invisible ink (except in UV).

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* ''Literature/TheDaVinciCode'' does this in the first chapter. Though he only used the blood to make the police use ultraviolet lamps. He did have and use a pen, but one with invisible ink (except in UV). Possibly includes a ShoutOut to ''Monty Python and the Holy Grail'':
--> '''Sophie:''' -->'''Sophie:''' Why would a dying man bother to write out "P.S.", Mr. Langdon?
** Though he only used the blood to make the police use ultraviolet lamps. He did have and use a pen, but one with invisible ink (except in UV).
Langdon?



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-->The two see GetOut written in red on the wall.
-->'''Mitchell''': Oh, shit!
-->'''George''': Shit! What is it, blood?
-->'''Mitchell''': Paint, and it's still wet. Tch. Blood. You ever try writing anything in blood? It's totally impractical.

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-->The -->''[the two see GetOut "GetOut" written in red on the wall.
-->'''Mitchell''':
wall]]''\\
'''Mitchell:'''
Oh, shit!
-->'''George''':
shit!\\
'''George:'''
Shit! What is it, blood?
-->'''Mitchell''':
blood?\\
'''Mitchell:'''
Paint, and it's still wet. Tch. Blood. You ever try writing anything in blood? It's totally impractical.



* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', after Angelus kills [[spoiler: Jenny's uncle]] the day he had sex with Buffy, he writes a message to Buffy on the wall -- "Was It Good For You Too?" in the victim's blood.

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* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', after ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** After
Angelus kills [[spoiler: Jenny's uncle]] the day he had sex with Buffy, he writes a message to Buffy on the wall -- "Was It Good For You Too?" in the victim's blood.



* An episode of ''Series/{{Castle}}'' starts out with a murder victim who wrote "LIE" on the ground with her blood as she lay dying. [[spoiler: Turns out they were looking at it [[DyingClue upside-down]]: it was actually the number "317".]]

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* ''Series/{{Castle}}'':
**
An episode of ''Series/{{Castle}}'' starts out with a murder victim who wrote "LIE" on the ground with her blood as she lay dying. [[spoiler: Turns out they were looking at it [[DyingClue upside-down]]: it was actually the number "317".]]



* {{Subverted}} in an episode of ''Series/{{Monk}}'': Sharona finds a message scrawled in red on a wall...but it turns out that it's just lipstick. [[{{Gaslighting}} Her lipstick]].

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* {{Subverted}} in an episode of ''Series/{{Monk}}'': Sharona finds a message scrawled in red on a wall... but it turns out that it's just lipstick. [[{{Gaslighting}} Her lipstick]].



** In "Bad Medicine", the {{Victim of the Week}} writes the letters "W Y" in his own blood on a rock after he is shot in the back with an arrow.

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** In "Bad Medicine", the {{Victim of the Week}} VictimOfTheWeek writes the letters "W Y" in his own blood on a rock after he is shot in the back with an arrow.



* ''{{Series/Salem}}'': George Sibley tries to get a message out indicating that his wife is a witch... by stabbing himself in the thigh and writing on a small piece of paper with his blood. Too bad he gets caught with it anyway.

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* ''{{Series/Salem}}'': ''Series/{{Salem}}'': George Sibley tries to get a message out indicating that his wife is a witch... by stabbing himself in the thigh and writing on a small piece of paper with his blood. Too bad he gets caught with it anyway.



* Premier episode of BBC's ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'', where a woman clawed a vital clue into the floorboards.
** In ''Recap/SherlockSpecialTheAbominableBride'', the Bride leaves the word "YOU" written in blood at the scene of her crimes.

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* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'':
**
Premier episode of BBC's ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'', episode, where a woman clawed a vital clue into the floorboards.
** In ''Recap/SherlockSpecialTheAbominableBride'', "Recap/SherlockSpecialTheAbominableBride", the Bride leaves the word "YOU" written in blood at the scene of her crimes.



[[folder: Music]]
* Music Videos, to be precise. In the Creator/JohnLandis directed video of Music/MichaelJackson's "Music/{{Thriller}}," we hear:
-->'''Man:''' ... it was a message, scrawled in his own blood.
-->'''Man 2:''' What did it say?
-->'''Man:''' [[AuthorCatchphrase "See you next Wednesday."]]

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[[folder: Music]]
[[folder:Music Videos]]
* Music Videos, to be precise. In the Creator/JohnLandis directed Creator/JohnLandis-directed video of Music/MichaelJackson's "Music/{{Thriller}}," "Music/{{Thriller}}", we hear:
-->'''Man:''' ... it was a message, scrawled in his own blood.
-->'''Man
blood.\\
'''Man
2:''' What did it say?
-->'''Man:'''
say?\\
'''Man:'''
[[AuthorCatchphrase "See you next Wednesday."]]



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* In ''ComicStrip/{{Zits}}'', SadistTeacher Ms. Butcher writes Jeremy's grades in blood.

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[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* In ''ComicStrip/{{Zits}}'', SadistTeacher Ms. Butcher writes Jeremy's grades During Wrestling/JerryLynn's match with Steve Corino at ''Wrestling/{{ECW}} [=Heatwave=] 2000'', he used Corino's blood as war paint and scrawled the word "DIE" on his own stomach in blood.Corino's blood.
* Wrestling/TheUndertaker once stabbed Wrestling/SteveAustin in the forehead with a pen and signed a contract with his blood



[[folder: Professional Wrestling]]
* During Wrestling/JerryLynn's match with Steve Corino at ''Wrestling/{{ECW}} [=Heatwave=] 2000'', he used Corino's blood as war paint and scrawled the word "DIE" on his own stomach in Corino's blood.
* Wrestling/TheUndertaker once stabbed Wrestling/SteveAustin in the forehead with a pen and signed a contract with his blood

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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* During Wrestling/JerryLynn's match ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':
** Module I12 "Egg of the Phoenix". A revenant [undead creature] will try to communicate by writing a message using its own decaying flesh.
** In the ''TabletopGame/{{Planescape}}'' setting, a cleric of a god of communication once tried to use magic to communicate
with Steve Corino at ''Wrestling/{{ECW}} [=Heatwave=] 2000'', he used Corino's The Lady. After [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath The Lady's shadow had passed over her]], the cleric arose as a vampire that was unable to communicate in any way except by using people's intestines to form words. To compound the problem, a rumor arose that The Lady had indeed said something to the cleric, leading to someone actually seeking her out to find out what. She was apparently happy to comply, but ran out of guts before she could finish.
* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'': The scribes of the Grey Knights chapter use
blood to write the true names of daemons, as war paint and apparently using ink gives the demon some power over the writing.
* Abyssals in ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' have a Charm that allows them to write in their own blood without suffering any harm from the blood loss.
* There's a power that Harrowed have in ''TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}'' that lets them create spontaneous writing on any surface. The precise effects vary, but making it look
scrawled the word "DIE" on his own stomach in Corino's blood.
* Wrestling/TheUndertaker once stabbed Wrestling/SteveAustin in the forehead with a pen and signed a contract with his blood
ever-fresh blood is one of them.




[[folder: Tabletop Game]]
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' module I12 "Egg of the Phoenix". A revenant [undead creature] will try to communicate by writing a message using its own decaying flesh.
** In the ''TabletopGame/{{Planescape}}'' setting, a cleric of a god of communication once tried to use magic to communicate with The Lady. After [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath The Lady's shadow had passed over her]], the cleric arose as a vampire that was unable to communicate in any way except by using people's intestines to form words. To compound the problem, a rumour arose that The Lady had indeed said something to the cleric, leading to someone actually seeking her out to find out what. She was apparently happy to comply, but ran out of guts before she could finish.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'': The scribes of the Grey Knights chapter use blood to write the true names of daemons, as apparently using ink gives the demon some power over the writing.
* Abyssals in ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' have a Charm that allows them to write in their own blood without suffering any harm from the blood loss.
* There's a power that Harrowed have in ''TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}'' that lets them create spontaneous writing on any surface. The precise effects vary, but making it look scrawled ever-fresh blood is one of them.
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[[folder: Video Games]]
* At least three times in the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series there have been victims who wrote names, presumably of their killers, in blood. [[spoiler: Twice they were incriminating Maya, and both times they were fake.]] ''Apollo Justice'' has a victim writing a number on the floor in his blood, which is then cleaned by his assassin [[spoiler: because it was a clue that the victim was an Interpol agent]].
** In the case concerning the SL-9 Incident two years before, [[spoiler: Neil Marshall apparently wrote Ema's name in blood on a very unusual vase before he died... but then it turned out it was actually Damon Gant, planting false evidence to blackmail Ema's sister Lana.]]
** There's also the case concerning Maggie Byrde, whose boyfriend wrote her name in the sand next to him with his right hand before he died. [[spoiler: He was left handed, and her name is actually spelled "Maggey".]]
** In the first case of ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth'', another prosecutor finds that the victim (supposedly) wrote Gumshoe's name in his own blood on the crime scene. As Edgeworth, you have to demonstrate that the detective must be innocent.
** The first case of ''[[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies Dual Destinies]]'' contains an example that is both a subversion and a straight example. [[spoiler:The defendant's surname is found apparently written by Apollo, who was knocked unconscious, in his own blood. However, the victim of the case had actually written the ID number of her killer, who covered it with a large case; when Apollo found the writing, the killer knocked him out and altered the writing to incriminate the defendant.]]

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[[folder: Video Games]]
* At least three times in the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series there have been victims who wrote names, presumably of their killers, in blood. [[spoiler: Twice they were incriminating Maya, and both times they were fake.]] ''Apollo Justice'' has a victim writing a number on the floor in his blood, which is then cleaned by his assassin [[spoiler: because it was a clue that the victim was an Interpol agent]].
** In the case concerning the SL-9 Incident two years before, [[spoiler: Neil Marshall apparently wrote Ema's name in blood on a very unusual vase before he died... but then it turned out it was actually Damon Gant, planting false evidence to blackmail Ema's sister Lana.]]
** There's also the case concerning Maggie Byrde, whose boyfriend wrote her name in the sand next to him with his right hand before he died. [[spoiler: He was left handed, and her name is actually spelled "Maggey".]]
** In the first case of ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth'', another prosecutor finds that the victim (supposedly) wrote Gumshoe's name in his own blood on the crime scene. As Edgeworth, you have to demonstrate that the detective must be innocent.
** The first case of ''[[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies Dual Destinies]]'' contains an example that is both a subversion and a straight example. [[spoiler:The defendant's surname is found apparently written by Apollo, who was knocked unconscious, in his own blood. However, the victim of the case had actually written the ID number of her killer, who covered it with a large case; when Apollo found the writing, the killer knocked him out and altered the writing to incriminate the defendant.]]
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* ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' has loads of insane messages scrawled in... Uh, it's hard to tell what it is actually.
** Frosting?
*** We '''[[MemeticMutation all]]''' [[MemeticMutation know]] [[TheCakeIsALie why that can't be.]]
** According to the webcomic tie-in for the sequel, it's just paint.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' has loads of insane messages scrawled in... Uh, it's hard to tell what it is actually.
** Frosting?
*** We '''[[MemeticMutation all]]''' [[MemeticMutation know]] [[TheCakeIsALie why that can't be.]]
** According
actually. [[spoiler:According to the webcomic tie-in for the sequel, it's just paint.]]



* As [[spoiler: Sayaka Maizono]] from ''VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}}'' was dying [[spoiler: from being stabbed by Leon after she fails to kill him]], [[spoiler: she uses her own blood to leave a DyingClue and help clear Naegi's name.]]
** Later, [[spoiler:when Hagakure believes he killed Sakura, he tries to fake a DyingClue by writing Fukawa's name on a magazine with her blood]].



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* At least three times in the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series there have been victims who wrote names, presumably of their killers, in blood. [[spoiler: Twice they were incriminating Maya, and both times they were fake.]] ''Apollo Justice'' has a victim writing a number on the floor in his blood, which is then cleaned by his assassin [[spoiler: because it was a clue that the victim was an Interpol agent]].
** In the case concerning the SL-9 Incident two years before, [[spoiler: Neil Marshall apparently wrote Ema's name in blood on a very unusual vase before he died... but then it turned out it was actually Damon Gant, planting false evidence to blackmail Ema's sister Lana.]]
** There's also the case concerning Maggie Byrde, whose boyfriend wrote her name in the sand next to him with his right hand before he died. [[spoiler: He was left handed, and her name is actually spelled "Maggey".]]
** In the first case of ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth'', another prosecutor finds that the victim (supposedly) wrote Gumshoe's name in his own blood on the crime scene. As Edgeworth, you have to demonstrate that the detective must be innocent.
** The first case of ''[[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies Dual Destinies]]'' contains an example that is both a subversion and a straight example. [[spoiler:The defendant's surname is found apparently written by Apollo, who was knocked unconscious, in his own blood. However, the victim of the case had actually written the ID number of her killer, who covered it with a large case; when Apollo found the writing, the killer knocked him out and altered the writing to incriminate the defendant.]]
* ''VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}}'':
** As [[spoiler:Sayaka Maizono]] was dying [[spoiler:from being stabbed by Leon after she fails to kill him, she uses her own blood to leave a DyingClue and help clear Naegi's name.]]
** Later, [[spoiler:when Hagakure believes he killed Sakura, he tries to fake a DyingClue by writing Fukawa's name on a magazine with her blood]].
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* Slightly done in ''WebAnimation/DrawWithMe'', where, oddly enough, they use coal on glass, which makes no sense. However, it could have been black chalk, and we don't know exactly what the wall is made out of. (It's some durable glass, if it even is some sort of supernatural sentient self-repairing glass.)
* Mentioned in ''Machinima/FreemansMind''. While walking around some dead soldiers, Gordan thinks to himself it would be funny to write "Latin is a dead language" on the walls with the blood of one of the soldiers, and make it look like he did it as his final act.
* Done in the ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' review for ''Thief: The Dark Project''. One of the jokes involves [[Creator/BenCroshaw Yahtzee]] snapping, murdering someone, and scrawling "PressXToNotDie" in the victim's own blood on the wall above the body.
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* Parodied. When the cast of ''Webcomic/AnsemRetort'' played Pictonary, Axel drew his in Riku's blood for kicks.

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* Parodied. When ''Webcomic/AnsemRetort'':
** Parodied when
the cast of ''Webcomic/AnsemRetort'' played Pictonary, plays Pictonary: Axel drew his in Riku's blood for kicks.



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* Slightly done in ''DrawWithMe'', where, oddly enough, they use coal on glass, which makes no sense.
** However, it could have been black chalk, and we don't know exactly what the wall is made out of. (It's some durable glass, if it even is some sort of supernatural sentient self-repairing glass.)

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[[folder: Web Original]]
* Slightly done in ''DrawWithMe'', where, oddly enough, they use coal on glass, which makes no sense.
** However, it could have been black chalk, and we don't know exactly what the wall is made out of. (It's some durable glass, if it even is some sort of supernatural sentient self-repairing glass.)
[[folder:Web Original]]



* In the [[Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures MSPA]] [[InteractiveComic fan adventure]] ''The White Depths'', a cleric blesses a weapon by writing runes on it, but has nothing handy but his own blood. It's just as well though, since [[BloodMagic one's blood is the best vector for a cleric to channel his magic]].
* Mentioned in ''Machinima/FreemansMind''. While walking around some dead soldiers, Gordan thinks to himself it would be funny to write "Latin is a dead language" on the walls with the blood of one of the soldiers, and make it look like he did it as his final act.
* In ''WebVideo/DeathNoteTheAbridgedSeriesKpts4tv'' when Light is [[spoiler: killing Higuchi]] by writing [[spoiler: Higuchi's]] name with his own blood and ends up stabbing himself repeatedly. HilarityEnsues:
-->'''Light:''' First I gotta get my stupid watch open. Aw, there we go...
-->'''L:''' What's that Light?
-->'''Light:''' Oh I'm just excited we caught Kira is all. Hey look, they're bringing him in right now... ''Ow!''
-->'''L:''' Are you okay?
-->'''Light:''' Yeah I'm fin-''OW!'' I'm okay ''OW! DAMMIT!''
-->'''L:''' Light, do you need me to come over there?
-->'''Light:''' No, no. I'm okay. [[DoubleEntendre I'm just so happy that it hurts. Kinda like a little prick.]]
* Played literally in ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee'', where it's revealed that WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic wrote [[spoiler: Ma-Ti's will after his death]] using [[spoiler: Ma-Ti]]'s own blood. He blames [[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain]] for not having a pen on him at the time.
* [[Wiki/SCPFoundation SCP]][[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-012 -012]] is an unfinished composition that {{Brown Note}}s you into trying to finish it this way, until you either bleed to death or kill yourself in despair of not being able to complete it. ''VideoGame/SCPContainmentBreach'' includes it as one of the many things that can kill your character if you're not careful, complete with hearing the tune in his head as he bleeds himself to death.

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* In the [[Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures MSPA]] ''Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures'' [[InteractiveComic fan adventure]] ''The White Depths'', a cleric blesses a weapon by writing runes on it, but has nothing handy but his own blood. It's just as well though, since [[BloodMagic one's blood is the best vector for a cleric to channel his magic]].
* Mentioned in ''Machinima/FreemansMind''. While walking around some dead soldiers, Gordan thinks to himself it would be funny to write "Latin is a dead language" on the walls with the blood of one of the soldiers, and make it look like he did it as his final act.
* In ''WebVideo/DeathNoteTheAbridgedSeriesKpts4tv'' when Light is [[spoiler: killing Higuchi]] by writing [[spoiler: Higuchi's]] name with his own blood and ends up stabbing himself repeatedly. HilarityEnsues:
-->'''Light:''' First I gotta get my stupid watch open. Aw, there we go...
-->'''L:''' What's that Light?
-->'''Light:''' Oh I'm just excited we caught Kira is all. Hey look, they're bringing him in right now... ''Ow!''
-->'''L:''' Are you okay?
-->'''Light:''' Yeah I'm fin-''OW!'' I'm okay ''OW! DAMMIT!''
-->'''L:''' Light, do you need me to come over there?
-->'''Light:''' No, no. I'm okay. [[DoubleEntendre I'm just so happy that it hurts. Kinda like a little prick.]]
* Played literally in ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee'', where it's revealed that WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic wrote [[spoiler: Ma-Ti's [[spoiler:Ma-Ti's will after his death]] using [[spoiler: Ma-Ti]]'s [[spoiler:Ma-Ti]]'s own blood. He blames [[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain]] for not having a pen on him at the time.
* [[Wiki/SCPFoundation SCP]][[http://www.''Wiki/SCPFoundation'':
** [[http://www.
scp-wiki.net/scp-012 -012]] SCP-012]] is an unfinished composition that {{Brown Note}}s you into trying to finish it this way, until you either bleed to death or kill yourself in despair of not being able to complete it. ''VideoGame/SCPContainmentBreach'' includes it as one of the many things that can kill your character if you're not careful, complete with hearing the tune in his head as he bleeds himself to death.



* Done in the ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' review for ''Thief: The Dark Project''. One of the jokes involves [[Creator/BenCroshaw Yahtzee]] snapping, murdering someone, and scrawling "PressXToNotDie" in the victim's own blood on the wall above the body.



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-->'''Bart:''' Maybe it was one of the other Barts that-
-->'''Skinner:''' [[OneSteveLimit There are no other Barts!]]

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-->'''Bart:''' --->'''Bart:''' Maybe it was one of the other Barts that-
-->'''Skinner:'''
that--\\
'''Skinner:'''
[[OneSteveLimit There are no other Barts!]]



--->'''Snake''': Use a ''pen'', Sideshow Bob!
*** Subverted when the family goes over the threat letters and finds one in pen; Homer admits he wrote that one after Bart somehow tattooed "Wide Load" across Homer's ass.

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--->'''Snake''': --->'''Snake:''' Use a ''pen'', Sideshow Bob!
*** ** Subverted when the family goes over the threat letters and finds one in pen; Homer admits he wrote that one after Bart somehow tattooed "Wide Load" across Homer's ass.



* ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch''
** At the beginning of the [[http://youtu.be/TnMqRmVAFzE Macaulay Culkin vs. Haley Joel Osment match]], referee Mills Lane asks Macaulay for an autograph for his grandson. Macaulay asks for a pen, but Mills doesn't have one on him. Macaulay then ''bites off his own pinkie finger'', and signs his autograph in blood.

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* ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch''
**
''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch'': At the beginning of the [[http://youtu.be/TnMqRmVAFzE Macaulay Culkin vs. Haley Joel Osment match]], referee Mills Lane asks Macaulay for an autograph for his grandson. Macaulay asks for a pen, but Mills doesn't have one on him. Macaulay then ''bites off his own pinkie finger'', and signs his autograph in blood.



* When Fracisco Pizarro - the Spanish conquistador who led the conquest of Peru - was assassinated, he was stabbed through the throat. Reportedly he drew a cross in his own blood and kissed it before dying.

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* When Fracisco Pizarro - -- the Spanish conquistador who led the conquest of Peru - -- was assassinated, he was stabbed through the throat. Reportedly he drew a cross in his own blood and kissed it before dying.



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* ''VideoGame/RuneFactory4'' combines this with ApocalypticLog using the diary in the attic of the Obsidian Mansion. Made mostly for ambience and as a homage to the horror genre as a whole (including a ShoutOut to ''VideoGame/ChzoMythos''), since the game is very kid-friendly.
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