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23rd Sep '16 9:40:39 PM nombretomado
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* During the song "Worthless" from ''TheBraveLittleToaster'', as soon as a car is very close to the Car Crusher, we immediately either cut to said car already crushed into a cube, or show car parts flying from offscreen after the car finishes singing and is killed.

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* During the song "Worthless" from ''TheBraveLittleToaster'', ''WesternAnimation/TheBraveLittleToaster'', as soon as a car is very close to the Car Crusher, we immediately either cut to said car already crushed into a cube, or show car parts flying from offscreen after the car finishes singing and is killed.
22nd Sep '16 9:13:17 PM jamespolk
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheCrunchBird'': The film cuts to the end credits as the bird eats the man.
21st Sep '16 2:17:29 PM comicwriter
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* The Season 4 premier of ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' opens with [[Comicbook/AllNewGhostRider Ghost Rider]] massacring a gang of white supremacists. One of the skinheads is dragged off-screen, and after some screaming, a bunch of blood splatters against the side of a car. It's later revealed that the skinhead was found with his spine ripped out.
18th Sep '16 1:38:29 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted in an issue of the ArchieComics ''Comicbook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesAdventures'' series. Bebop and Rocksteady are at the zoo when they see all the animals trapped in cages. They point their guns and start shooting, and it ''looks'' like they've killed the animals...but when they meet the Turtles we see that Bebop and Rocksteady actually shot out the bars of the zoo cages to free the animals. They take the animals back to a Garden of Eden-like alien planet that they've decided to call home, stopping off only to drop the villains the Turtles have defeated back on the prison planet they escape from.

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* Subverted in an issue of the ArchieComics Franchise/ArchieComics ''Comicbook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesAdventures'' series. Bebop and Rocksteady are at the zoo when they see all the animals trapped in cages. They point their guns and start shooting, and it ''looks'' like they've killed the animals...but when they meet the Turtles we see that Bebop and Rocksteady actually shot out the bars of the zoo cages to free the animals. They take the animals back to a Garden of Eden-like alien planet that they've decided to call home, stopping off only to drop the villains the Turtles have defeated back on the prison planet they escape from.
6th Sep '16 1:47:15 PM StFan
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** ''Disney/WreckItRalph'': Applied to impressive effect...[[spoiler:when Ralph [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin wrecks]] a [[ItMakesSenseInContext car]] with his bare hands.]]

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** ''Disney/WreckItRalph'': Applied to impressive effect... [[spoiler:when Ralph [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin wrecks]] a [[ItMakesSenseInContext car]] with his bare hands.]]



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* ''Film/ReservoirDogs'' has possibly the best uses of the gory discretion shot in modern cinema, including the scene in which Mr. Blonde lops off the cop's ear - the camera pulls away to show a corner of the room while [[ScreamDiscretionShot the cop's screams]] are heard over "Stuck In The Middle With You" playing on the radio.

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* ''Film/ReservoirDogs'' has possibly the best uses of the gory discretion shot in modern cinema, including the scene in which Mr. Blonde lops off the cop's ear - -- the camera pulls away to show a corner of the room while [[ScreamDiscretionShot the cop's screams]] are heard over "Stuck In The Middle With You" playing on the radio.



** In ''Film/{{Alien 3}}'', a maintenance worker finds the newborn xenomorph in a air duct. He is hit with acid spit from the creature and tumbles downward into a fan, where the camera shifts the focus to a perspective behind the fan. Blood and gore spray everywhere. The fate of Supervisor Andrews (blood pouring down from a shaft) and other prisoners also follow this trope.

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** In ''Film/{{Alien 3}}'', ''Film/Alien3'', a maintenance worker finds the newborn xenomorph in a air duct. He is hit with acid spit from the creature and tumbles downward into a fan, where the camera shifts the focus to a perspective behind the fan. Blood and gore spray everywhere. The fate of Supervisor Andrews (blood pouring down from a shaft) and other prisoners also follow this trope.



** ''Film/{{Predator 2}}''. When Danny is killed off screen by the Predator in the apartment, we hear him pleading and firing his gun, and blood drips down and puddles on the ground.

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** ''Film/{{Predator 2}}''. ''Film/Predator2''. When Danny is killed off screen off-screen by the Predator in the apartment, we hear him pleading and firing his gun, and blood drips down and puddles on the ground.



* In ''ThePlagueDogs'', you never see [[spoiler:the Tod's death. He jumps over the stone fence, pursued by hunting dogs who jump after him, you hear one last agonized yelp, and the dogs' owner holds his dead body up by the tail, angled in such a way that you only see his backside and not what the dogs had likely done to him.]] Which is just a little ironic since there is plenty of gore and horror to be had in the whole story.

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* In ''ThePlagueDogs'', ''Literature/ThePlagueDogs'', you never see [[spoiler:the Tod's death. He jumps over the stone fence, pursued by hunting dogs who jump after him, you hear one last agonized yelp, and the dogs' owner holds his dead body up by the tail, angled in such a way that you only see his backside and not what the dogs had likely done to him.]] Which is just a little ironic since there is plenty of gore and horror to be had in the whole story.



* In ''MemorySorrowAndThorn'', forgemaster Inch's rather messy death -- being crushed by the works of [[HoistByHisOwnPetard the waterwheel he was using as a torture device]] -- is not directly observed by the characters; the text relates only the nasty bits raining down out of the mechanism, and the reaction of the soldiers who have to "clean up" the mess afterwards.
* In the Literature/LeftBehind book ''Armageddon'', Chloe William's televised death was purposely blanked out on the screen by the angel of the Lord.

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* In ''MemorySorrowAndThorn'', ''Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn'', forgemaster Inch's rather messy death -- being crushed by the works of [[HoistByHisOwnPetard the waterwheel he was using as a torture device]] -- is not directly observed by the characters; the text relates only the nasty bits raining down out of the mechanism, and the reaction of the soldiers who have to "clean up" the mess afterwards.
* In the Literature/LeftBehind ''Literature/LeftBehind'' book ''Armageddon'', Chloe William's televised death was purposely blanked out on the screen by the angel of the Lord.



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* [[spoiler:Eden]]'s suicide in ''Series/{{Heroes}}''
** And again in Season 3 with [[spoiler:Jesse]]'s death.

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* [[spoiler:Eden]]'s suicide in ''Series/{{Heroes}}''
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''Series/{{Heroes}}''. And again in Season 3 with [[spoiler:Jesse]]'s death.



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* ''VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}}'' uses Non-Gory Discretion Shots to hide its violence against children. When you "rescue" a Little Sister, the veins of light that cover you and her during the process magnify to a blinding flash that obscures the actual scene of her reverting to human and the parasite inside her dying. Meanwhile, if you "harvest", noxious-looking green-black mist inexplicably forms to cover up the scene of you snapping her neck and tearing a parasitic sea slug out of her body.
** Interestingly, in ''VideoGame/{{BioShock 2}}'', if your decision to harvest Little Sisters [[spoiler:influences Eleanor to do likewise]], a similar mist appears to conceal the act.
* While ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown'' usually averts this, a couple of characters use this for particularly gruesome {{Finishing Move}}s. Kusageredo, for example, hauls the enemy offscreen before ''devouring them'', and he then lumbers back onscreen and coughs up their skull. Another character (Suija) lifts his enemy offscreen, ''crushes and liquefies him/her and let their blood rain down on him!''

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* ''VideoGame/BioShock'':
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''VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}}'' uses Non-Gory Discretion Shots to hide its violence against children. When you "rescue" a Little Sister, the veins of light that cover you and her during the process magnify to a blinding flash that obscures the actual scene of her reverting to human and the parasite inside her dying. Meanwhile, if you "harvest", noxious-looking green-black mist inexplicably forms to cover up the scene of you snapping her neck and tearing a parasitic sea slug out of her body.
** Interestingly, in ''VideoGame/{{BioShock 2}}'', ''VideoGame/BioShock2'', if your decision to harvest Little Sisters [[spoiler:influences Eleanor to do likewise]], a similar mist appears to conceal the act.
* While ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown'' usually averts this, a couple of characters use this for particularly gruesome {{Finishing Move}}s. Move}}s.
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Kusageredo, for example, hauls the enemy offscreen before ''devouring them'', and he then lumbers back onscreen and coughs up their skull. Another character (Suija) lifts his enemy offscreen, ''crushes and liquefies him/her and let their blood rain down on him!''



* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'' all the suicides use this except one.

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* ''Franchise/MassEffect'':
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In ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'' all the suicides use this except one.



* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' video "Meet The Sandvich" is shot entirely in a fridge, camera pointed at a sandwich. The door bangs open from time to time on what looks like lots and lots of blood as Soldier and Scout scream in comical agony:
-->'''Scout:''' My blood! He punched out '''all''' my blood!
-->'''Soldier:''' You call that breaking my spine? You RED team ladies [[TemptingFate wouldn't know how to break a spine if]]--'''''*SNAP CRACK*''''' Auuugh, my spine!

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* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'':
** The
video "Meet The the Sandvich" is shot entirely in a fridge, camera pointed at a sandwich. The door bangs open from time to time on what looks like lots and lots of blood as Soldier and Scout scream in comical agony:
-->'''Scout:''' --->'''Scout:''' My blood! He punched out '''all''' my blood!
-->'''Soldier:'''
blood!\\
'''Soldier:'''
You call that breaking my spine? You RED team ladies [[TemptingFate wouldn't know how to break a spine if]]--'''''*SNAP CRACK*''''' Auuugh, my spine!



--->'''Heavy:''' So... ve still got problem...
--->'''Soldier:''' Big problem... All right, who's ready to go find the Spy?
--->'''[[FinaglesLaw Spy]], after removing his [[spoiler: scout]] disguise:''' Right behind you.
--->'''Soldier and Heavy:''' Huh?
--->''(cries of pain and stabbing sounds as the video ends, the sounds going to the beat of the music)''

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--->'''Heavy:''' So... ve still got problem...
--->'''Soldier:'''
problem...\\
'''Soldier:'''
Big problem... All right, who's ready to go find the Spy?
--->'''[[FinaglesLaw Spy]], after
Spy?\\
'''[[FinaglesLaw Spy]];''' ''[after
removing his [[spoiler: scout]] disguise:''' [[spoiler:scout]] disguise]'' Right behind you.
--->'''Soldier and
you.\\
'''Soldier &
Heavy:''' Huh?
--->''(cries
Huh?\\
''[cries
of pain and stabbing sounds as the video ends, the sounds going to the beat of the music)''music]''



* In ''FinalFantasyTactics'', [[CorruptChurch Cardinal]] Delacroix expresses dissatisfaction with Ludovich, head of the Baert Trading Company, after the latter fails to acquire the Zodiac Stone. Then the camera pans upwards, there's a ''horrible'' crunching sound, and Ludovich's strangled scream. It's heavily implied that Delacroix transformed into the Lucavi Cuchulainn and ''ate'' Ludovich.

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* In ''FinalFantasyTactics'', ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'':
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[[CorruptChurch Cardinal]] Delacroix expresses dissatisfaction with Ludovich, head of the Baert Trading Company, after the latter fails to acquire the Zodiac Stone. Then the camera pans upwards, there's a ''horrible'' crunching sound, and Ludovich's strangled scream. It's heavily implied that Delacroix transformed into the Lucavi Cuchulainn and ''ate'' Ludovich.



* The American version of ''VideoGame/MortalKombatVsDCUniverse'' avoids showing the Joker's gun fatality and the second half of Deathstroke's impale-followed-by-headshot fatality (though oddly enough, the impalement is shown onscreen.)

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* ''Franchise/MortalKombat'':
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The American version of ''VideoGame/MortalKombatVsDCUniverse'' avoids showing the Joker's gun fatality and the second half of Deathstroke's impale-followed-by-headshot fatality (though oddly enough, the impalement is shown onscreen.)



* Just before the first Berserker fight in ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'', the one surviving RedShirt squadmate freaks out because there's a Berserker in the area, runs away. All the camera shows is a lot of blood splattering everywhere. Noteworthy, because you can graphically tear enemies apart with a chainsaw rifle in Gears.
** Strangely enough for a game where you can mulch enemies with a shotgun or turret, Tai's suicide in Gears 2 is completely off-screen, not even showing the aftermath. Dom's mercy kill of [[spoiler:Maria]] is also treated with discretion, switching focus to Marcus who is off away from them when the shot rings out.

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* ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'':
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Just before the first Berserker fight in ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'', fight, the one surviving RedShirt squadmate freaks out because there's a Berserker in the area, runs away. All the camera shows is a lot of blood splattering everywhere. Noteworthy, because you can graphically tear enemies apart with a chainsaw rifle in Gears.
** Strangely enough for a game where you can mulch enemies with a shotgun or turret, Tai's suicide in Gears 2 ''Gears 2'' is completely off-screen, not even showing the aftermath. Dom's mercy kill of [[spoiler:Maria]] is also treated with discretion, switching focus to Marcus who is off away from them when the shot rings out.



* Hakumen from ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' has the Akumetsu move, where he [[CounterAttack counters an enemy attack]] with [[SpamAttack an impressive number of slashes]] while he and his enemy are represented by black silhouettes and the now-white background is covered with more and more blood splatter.

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* ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'':
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Hakumen from ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' has the Akumetsu move, where he [[CounterAttack counters an enemy attack]] with [[SpamAttack an impressive number of slashes]] while he and his enemy are represented by black silhouettes and the now-white background is covered with more and more blood splatter.



* Whatever horrible, squishy, meaty event occurs towards the end of ''VideoGame/TheDarkness'' video game when Jackie - by now a shadowy tentacle monster - takes out the last of Paulie's crew. The last you see of them, they are crowded in a corner, begging for their lives, framed by the Darkness tentacles - and then the screen goes black and violent sound effects happen, leaving behind a huge black stain.
* If you are shot by one of the turrets in ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'', the screen will tint red till you get out of the way - and if you look behind you, all you'll see is blood on the wall (and possibly floor) behind you. Somewhat [[JustifiedTrope justified]] because it is a first-person game, and the only enemies you 'kill' are robots.

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* Whatever horrible, squishy, meaty event occurs towards the end of ''VideoGame/TheDarkness'' video game when Jackie - -- by now a shadowy tentacle monster - -- takes out the last of Paulie's crew. The last you see of them, they are crowded in a corner, begging for their lives, framed by the Darkness tentacles - -- and then the screen goes black and violent sound effects happen, leaving behind a huge black stain.
* If you are shot by one of the turrets in ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'', the screen will tint red till you get out of the way - -- and if you look behind you, all you'll see is blood on the wall (and possibly floor) behind you. Somewhat [[JustifiedTrope justified]] because it is a first-person game, and the only enemies you 'kill' are robots.



* Inverted in ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors''. Although you never see the pieces of the exploded characters, they will give you its run for money in DescriptionPorn. Fleshy, bloody description porn.



* PlayedWith in ''VideoGame/NeverendingNightmares''. The game has a lot of ridiculously violent scenes and {{Gorn}}, but if Thomas should die (or inflict SelfHarm) the game will cut to him waking up in a bed... right in the middle of watching his throat be bitten out, his hand reduced to a bloody pile, having his intestines pulled out, et cetra.

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* PlayedWith in ''VideoGame/NeverendingNightmares''. ''VideoGame/NeverendingNightmares''.
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The game has a lot of ridiculously violent scenes and {{Gorn}}, but if Thomas should die (or inflict SelfHarm) the game will cut to him waking up in a bed... right in the middle of watching his throat be bitten out, his hand reduced to a bloody pile, having his intestines pulled out, et cetra.



* Zigzagged with ''VisualNovel/LiarLiar''. It goes into descriptive detail about some of the scenes instead of showing them, however the few scenes that actually are bloody aren't ''too'' violent (they're mostly just characters being stabbed or being covered in blood). {{Bad End}}s usually fade to black before anything is actually shown and several deaths aren't depicted in the art themselves.
* In ''VisualNovel/AtomGrrrl'', it's implied in the text that Big E's killings are quite brutal, though all the audience sees is a splatter of blood on top of the current background.
* Used on multiple occasions in ''VisualNovel/{{Sickness}}'', though the text does not hold back from describing the brutality.



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* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', at one point an airship is fleeing from certain death at the hands of a swarm of "Torchmen" (flaming robotic flying killer gargoyles), disobeying direct orders from their inept passenger. First the captain and his first officer discuss the need to ditch every ounce of dead weight, then their passenger arrogantly screams at them for saving his life, then the two give each other a certain look... and suddenly the captain is rubbing his hands together and affirming that "We're not pirates. He didn't count".
** Also, we don't actually see what Von Pinn does to Judy, just the Castle Wulfenbach students' horrified reactions.
*** For that matter, we don't see what she did to André (but then, neither did Agatha).

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* Inverted in ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors''. Although you never see the pieces of the exploded characters, they will give you its run for money in DescriptionPorn. Fleshy, bloody description porn.
* Zigzagged with ''VisualNovel/LiarLiar''. It goes into descriptive detail about some of the scenes instead of showing them, however the few scenes that actually are bloody aren't ''too'' violent (they're mostly just characters being stabbed or being covered in blood). {{Bad End}}s usually fade to black before anything is actually shown and several deaths aren't depicted in the art themselves.
* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', at ''VisualNovel/AtomGrrrl'', it's implied in the text that Big E's killings are quite brutal, though all the audience sees is a splatter of blood on top of the current background.
* Used on multiple occasions in ''VisualNovel/{{Sickness}}'', though the text does not hold back from describing the brutality.
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* Mostly avoided by ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'' as just about every injury, no matter how gory (and gory they almost always are) is shown on-screen with no discretion. However there are moments where the death is mostly off-screen, such as one episode where Nutty gets trapped under a vending machine as its spiked dispensers lower towards him. The closest one scrapes his eye before we cut away, blood leaking out from under the vending machine. Another involves Flaky, after swelling up due to an allergic reaction, being popped by a pin. We cut away just as the pin pokes her eye and see blood, limbs and other body parts flying across the screen.
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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'':
** At
one point an airship is fleeing from certain death at the hands of a swarm of "Torchmen" (flaming robotic flying killer gargoyles), disobeying direct orders from their inept passenger. First the captain and his first officer discuss the need to ditch every ounce of dead weight, then their passenger arrogantly screams at them for saving his life, then the two give each other a certain look... and suddenly the captain is rubbing his hands together and affirming that "We're not pirates. He didn't count".
count."
** Also, we don't actually see what Von Pinn does to Judy, just the Castle Wulfenbach students' horrified reactions.
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reactions. For that matter, we don't see what she did to André (but then, neither did Agatha).



* The last frame of [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0612.html this]] ''[[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Order of the Stick]]'' strip, and probably a few others.
** See also [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0614.html this]] page where the girls find the body. For an early example, see the last panel of [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0020.html this]] strip.

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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':
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The last frame of [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0612.html this]] ''[[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Order of the Stick]]'' strip, this strip]], and probably a few others.
** See also [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0614.html this]] page this page]] where the girls find the body. For an early example, see the last panel of [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0020.html this]] strip.this strip]].



* ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'' - the comic featuring a man getting crushed to death by his own armor, complete with eyeball popping out - still draws the line at killing children onscreen.
* In [[Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures Abel's Story]], some particularly gory scenes are depicted as silhouettes.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'' - the ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'': The comic featuring a man getting crushed to death by his own armor, complete with eyeball popping out - -- still draws the line at killing children onscreen.
* ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures'' In [[Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures Abel's Story]], Story, some particularly gory scenes are depicted as silhouettes.



* Used in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' a couple of times. When Jack Noir receives Bec's powers, all we see is a brief shot of Bro and Davesprite staring before the screen fades to static.

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* Used in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' a couple of times. times.
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When Jack Noir receives Bec's powers, all we see is a brief shot of Bro and Davesprite staring before the screen fades to static.



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* Mostly avoided by ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'' as just about every injury, no matter how gory (and gory they almost always are) is shown on-screen with no discretion. However there are moments where the death is mostly off-screen, such as one episode where Nutty gets trapped under a vending machine as its spiked dispensers lower towards him. The closest one scrapes his eye before we cut away, blood leaking out from under the vending machine. Another involves Flaky, after swelling up due to an allergic reaction, being popped by a pin. We cut away just as the pin pokes her eye and see blood, limbs and other body parts flying across the screen.



* In part two of ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee'', 8-Bit Mickey is looking like he's about to snap from Prick's barrage of short jokes. Cut immediately to WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic wondering what's taking him so long, at which point Mickey walks in, covered in blood, and throws Prick's severed hand to Paw.

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* ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee'':
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In part two of ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee'', two, 8-Bit Mickey is looking like he's about to snap from Prick's barrage of short jokes. Cut immediately to WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic wondering what's taking him so long, at which point Mickey walks in, covered in blood, and throws Prick's severed hand to Paw.



* This has happened at least a couple times in ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'', such as in the ''Second Chances'' game, when [[spoiler:[[HotLibrarian Nicole Husher]] was found hiding under a bed by Adam Reeves, who proceeded to brutally dispatch her, possibly raping her first]].

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* This has happened at least a couple times in ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'', ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'', such as in the ''Second Chances'' game, when [[spoiler:[[HotLibrarian Nicole Husher]] was found hiding under a bed by Adam Reeves, who proceeded to brutally dispatch her, possibly raping her first]].



* Averted in [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/625770 Starbarians Episode 2]] when the Eternoid shoots the spear back - you think it won't show anything, but it really does.
* His review of the original ''Back To The Future'' video game, WebVideo/TheIrateGamer goes back in time to [[DisproportionateRetribution kill the main developer of the game because it is so bad.]] Using a Nintendo Zapper, he shoots "him" and we only see blood splatter on the back wall...[[SpecialEffectsFailure which closely resembles grape jelly.]]

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* Averted in [[http://www.''[[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/625770 Starbarians Episode 2]] 2]]'' when the Eternoid shoots the spear back - -- you think it won't show anything, but it really does.
* His review of the original ''Back To The to the Future'' video game, WebVideo/TheIrateGamer goes back in time to [[DisproportionateRetribution kill the main developer of the game because it is so bad.]] Using a Nintendo Zapper, he shoots "him" and we only see blood splatter on the back wall...[[SpecialEffectsFailure which closely resembles grape jelly.]]



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* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' parodies this trope when a mentally unstable barber puts shaving cream on his head and blows it off with a blow dryer, splattering it on the wall as Hank leaves the premises.

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* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' parodies this ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'':
** This
trope is parodied when a mentally unstable barber puts shaving cream on his head and blows it off with a blow dryer, splattering it on the wall as Hank leaves the premises.



* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' has some fun with this: In ''Die Hippie, Die'', we get this shot when a guilt-ridden Mayor blows her brains out. After the act break, she's among the rest of the townsfolk, [[MadeofIron perfectly fine and wearing a bandage around her head]].
** And in "Night of the Living Homeless"? They do it for the scientist committing suicide, but show him soon afterwards, wounded and failing his suicide attempt...multiple times.
* In ''TheSimpsons'', when Maude dies in "Alone Again, Natura-Diddily" we see Maude get knocked off the back the grandstand but we don't see the result due to the crowds gathering around her body getting in the way.
* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', when the camera cuts away when Sokka bisects the head of [[spoiler: the Melon Lord (a prop of Fire Lord Ozai)]], and all we see is the top of the head falling on the ground, with Momo running in to gorge on its contents.
** Although in that case Aang was disturbed even at melon-Ozai getting sliced in two, so alternatively the use of the shot (not Momo so much...) reflected what Melonlord actually represented rather than being for laughs. Aang is disturbed because Sokka is proposing killing the Fire Lord outright, something Aang's philosophy forbids him to do.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' has some fun with this: this:
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In ''Die "Die Hippie, Die'', Die", we get this shot when a guilt-ridden Mayor blows her brains out. After the act break, she's among the rest of the townsfolk, [[MadeofIron perfectly fine and wearing a bandage around her head]].
** And in "Night of the Living Homeless"? They do it for the scientist committing suicide, but show him soon afterwards, wounded and failing his suicide attempt... multiple times.
* In ''TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', when Maude dies in "Alone Again, Natura-Diddily" we see Maude get knocked off the back the grandstand but we don't see the result due to the crowds gathering around her body getting in the way.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
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Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', when the camera cuts away when Sokka bisects the head of [[spoiler: the Melon Lord (a prop of Fire Lord Ozai)]], and all we see is the top of the head falling on the ground, with Momo running in to gorge on its contents.
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contents. Although in that case Aang was disturbed even at melon-Ozai getting sliced in two, so alternatively the use of the shot (not Momo so much...) reflected what Melonlord actually represented rather than being for laughs. Aang is disturbed because Sokka is proposing killing the Fire Lord outright, something Aang's philosophy forbids him to do.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra:'' Lin [[BrokenFaceplate smashes through the cockpit canopy]] of a [[MiniMecha Mecha-Tank]] with [[BladeBelowTheShoulder blades on her bracers]], which the chi-blocker inside is desperately trying to dodge while trapped in the seat. Such is the power of the attack that the mecha is pushed back into a large steel frame that collapses on top of it, with Lin still utterly destroying the crew cabin. The next shot we see of that now downed Mecha-Tank, Lin's almost done stabbing through it, most of the canopy segments are smashed open, and the rest are discolored as though splashed with something opaque from the inside.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra:'' ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'':
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Lin [[BrokenFaceplate smashes through the cockpit canopy]] of a [[MiniMecha Mecha-Tank]] with [[BladeBelowTheShoulder blades on her bracers]], which the chi-blocker inside is desperately trying to dodge while trapped in the seat. Such is the power of the attack that the mecha is pushed back into a large steel frame that collapses on top of it, with Lin still utterly destroying the crew cabin. The next shot we see of that now downed Mecha-Tank, Lin's almost done stabbing through it, most of the canopy segments are smashed open, and the rest are discolored as though splashed with something opaque from the inside.



* ''StarWarsTheCloneWars'' sometimes makes use of this trope, like when the [[EliteMooks Droid Commandos]] execute the clone sergeant after knocking him to the ground in ''Rookies''.
* In the WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry short ''The Two Mouseketeers'', Tom is charged with guarding a king's banquet in 18th century France, and told that if he fails to do this, "[[OffWithHisHead off comes ze head]]". After spending the cartoon (unsuccessfully) battling Jerry and Nibbles, Tom is presumably beheaded offscreen: we get a distant shot of the top of a guillotine and see the blade come down. [[GratuitousFrench "Pauvre, pauvre pussicatte ..."]]

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* ''StarWarsTheCloneWars'' ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' sometimes makes use of this trope, like when the [[EliteMooks Droid Commandos]] execute the clone sergeant after knocking him to the ground in ''Rookies''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'':
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In the WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry short ''The "The Two Mouseketeers'', Mouseketeers", Tom is charged with guarding a king's banquet in 18th century France, and told that if he fails to do this, "[[OffWithHisHead off comes ze head]]". After spending the cartoon (unsuccessfully) battling Jerry and Nibbles, Tom is presumably beheaded offscreen: we get a distant shot of the top of a guillotine and see the blade come down. [[GratuitousFrench "Pauvre, pauvre pussicatte ..."]]



* Parodied in an episode of ''VivaPinata''. Fergy goes begging to Pinata Central's Big Boss (who is always shown as a bowl of fruit with an intercom in it) and gets no reply due to the Boss being away. Thinking he is getting the silent treatment, Fergy snaps and bludgeons the fruit bowl with a stapler. Cue various shots with dark lighting, shadows and fruit pulp going flying across the screen whilst Psycho-esque music plays. And considering this is a show created and produced in part by ''4Kids'', it's amazing how this scene got in in the first place!

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* Parodied in an episode of ''VivaPinata''.''WesternAnimation/VivaPinata''. Fergy goes begging to Pinata Central's Big Boss (who is always shown as a bowl of fruit with an intercom in it) and gets no reply due to the Boss being away. Thinking he is getting the silent treatment, Fergy snaps and bludgeons the fruit bowl with a stapler. Cue various shots with dark lighting, shadows and fruit pulp going flying across the screen whilst Psycho-esque music plays. And considering this is a show created and produced in part by ''4Kids'', it's amazing how this scene got in in the first place!



* On an episode from the Avalon World Tour on WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}, the characters come upon a panther's carcass in a Nigerian jungle. We never see the actual carcass, only hear the buzzing of flies and Angela's grossed out expression. Goliath questions what kind of hunter takes a skin and leaves the meat.

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* On an episode from the Avalon World Tour on WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}, ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', the characters come upon a panther's carcass in a Nigerian jungle. We never see the actual carcass, only hear the buzzing of flies and Angela's grossed out expression. Goliath questions what kind of hunter takes a skin and leaves the meat.



* Used an episode of WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy when Peter attatches several razor blades to a fan because he wants to shave off all his facial hair at once, he brings the fan closer to his face and we cut to blood splashing on the window.
* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. In the episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E24MysteryOnTheFriendshipExpress MMMystery on the Friendship Express]]", one of Pinkie Pie's {{Imagine Spot}}s features the cake she was guarding falling in the hands of a DastardlyWhiplash villain, who proceeds to dispose of it with a ConveyorBeltODoom. As the "victim" nears the sawblade at the end, the camera zooms in on the villain's mustache-twirling face to see it splattered with sugary gore.

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* Used an episode of WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy of'' WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' when Peter attatches several razor blades to a fan because he wants to shave off all his facial hair at once, he brings the fan closer to his face and we cut to blood splashing on the window.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
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Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. In the episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E24MysteryOnTheFriendshipExpress MMMystery on the Friendship Express]]", one of Pinkie Pie's {{Imagine Spot}}s features the cake she was guarding falling in the hands of a DastardlyWhiplash villain, who proceeds to dispose of it with a ConveyorBeltODoom. As the "victim" nears the sawblade at the end, the camera zooms in on the villain's mustache-twirling face to see it splattered with sugary gore.



* A particularly dark episode of ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' - which seems to have slipped in through some combination of EarlyInstallmentWeirdness and Nickelodeon's [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar malfunctioning radar]] - had a child's eyes ripped out of his head by a robot, shown in silhouette on the wall of Zim's house. Yes, this is a [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids children's program]].
* In the ''WesternAnimation/FatAlbertAndTheCosbyKids'' episode ''The Gunslinger'' the gang's friend Sean shows off his father's gun to the gang who everyone except Albert finds cool, eventually Rudy finds a bullet for him to use but it's too big for the chamber, so Sean forces it in and when he fires the gun it explodes, his hand is injured by the explosion and it falls out of frame as he clutches it in pain, we then see it covered in bandages and the doctor told him he lost a lot of blood and could have lost his hand.

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* A particularly dark episode of ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' - -- which seems to have slipped in through some combination of EarlyInstallmentWeirdness and Nickelodeon's [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar malfunctioning radar]] - had -- has a child's eyes ripped out of his head by a robot, shown in silhouette on the wall of Zim's house. Yes, this is a [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids children's program]].
* In the ''WesternAnimation/FatAlbertAndTheCosbyKids'' episode ''The Gunslinger'' "The Gunslinger" the gang's friend Sean shows off his father's gun to the gang who everyone except Albert finds cool, eventually Rudy finds a bullet for him to use but it's too big for the chamber, so Sean forces it in and when he fires the gun it explodes, his hand is injured by the explosion and it falls out of frame as he clutches it in pain, we then see it covered in bandages and the doctor told him he lost a lot of blood and could have lost his hand.
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** ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'' employs lots of shadows and camera cuts to avoid showing the gorier parts of the (already horrifically violent) [[spoiler: Mutual Killing Game among the Hope's Peak Student Council]].
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* ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'', despite being a fairly graphic game, tastefully focuses the camera on Master Chief when he [[spoiler:slams his hand into Captain Keyes' head and pulls out the neural chips]].
* At the end of ''VideoGame/HaloReach'', we never directly see [[spoiler: the killing blow on Noble Six]], leading some to speculate that HesJustHiding.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
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''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'', despite being a fairly graphic game, tastefully focuses the camera on Master Chief when he [[spoiler:slams his hand into Captain Keyes' head and pulls out the neural chips]].
* ** At the end of ''VideoGame/HaloReach'', we never directly see [[spoiler: the killing blow on Noble Six]], leading some to speculate that HesJustHiding.
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* In ''Franchise/StreetFighter'', Akuma's "Shun Goku Satsu" attack has him grab his opponent and--if the grab connects--the screen turns black and a flurry of {{Hit Flash}}es are shown. If the attack finishes off the victim, when the screen lights back up, they're laying on the ground, presumably ''dead'' (not just K.O.'d). The idea is it's not just any ordinary flurry of blows; Akuma sends his victim and himself ''into Hell'' where they're assaulted by demons.

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* In ''Franchise/StreetFighter'', Akuma's "Shun Goku Satsu" attack has him grab his opponent and--if the grab connects--the screen turns black and a flurry of {{Hit Flash}}es are shown. If the attack finishes off the victim, when the screen lights back up, they're laying on the ground, presumably ''dead'' (not not just K.O.'d).'d but outright ''dead''. The idea is it's not just any ordinary flurry of blows; Akuma sends his victim and himself ''into Hell'' where they're assaulted by demons.
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* In ''Franchise/StreetFighter'', Akuma's "Shun Goku Satsu" attack has him grab his opponent and--if the grab connects--the screen turns black and a flurry of {{Hit Flash}}es are shown. If the attack finishes off the victim, when the screen lights back up, they're laying on the ground, presumably ''dead'' (not just K.O.'d). The idea is it's not just any ordinary flurry of blows; Akuma sends his victim and himself ''into hell'' where they're assaulted by demons, and [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique only the best practitioners of the Satsui no Hadou can pull it off without risking their own lives]].

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* In ''Franchise/StreetFighter'', Akuma's "Shun Goku Satsu" attack has him grab his opponent and--if the grab connects--the screen turns black and a flurry of {{Hit Flash}}es are shown. If the attack finishes off the victim, when the screen lights back up, they're laying on the ground, presumably ''dead'' (not just K.O.'d). The idea is it's not just any ordinary flurry of blows; Akuma sends his victim and himself ''into hell'' Hell'' where they're assaulted by demons, and [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique only the best practitioners of the Satsui no Hadou can pull it off without risking their own lives]].demons.
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* In ''Franchise/StreetFighter'', Akuma's "Shun Goku Satsu" attack has him grab his opponent and--if the grab connects--the screen turns black and a flurry of {{Hit Flash}}es are shown. If the attack finishes off the victim, when the screen lights back up, they're laying on the ground, presumably ''dead'' (not just K.O.'d). The idea is it's not just any ordinary flurry of blows; Akuma sends his victim and himself ''into hell'' where they're assaulted by demons, and [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique only the best practitioners of the Satsui no Hadou can pull it off without risking their own lives]].
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