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20th Jan '17 1:56:02 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' is probably known more for straight up averting this trope whenever it can, sometimes in a brutal manner, but oddly enough played the trope straight in [[spoiler: the scene in which Ned Stark is executed. The camera cuts away for dramatic effect just as the sword is about to slice through his neck.]]

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' is probably known more for straight up averting this trope whenever it can, sometimes in a brutal manner, but oddly enough like when the Stark children are frequently forced to watch gruesome things that they'd rather look away from. Occasionally they play the trope straight however.
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played the trope straight in [[spoiler: the scene in which Ned Stark is executed. The camera cuts away for dramatic effect just as the sword is about to slice through his neck.]]]]
** It says a lot about how gruesome Ser Rodrik's execution must have been that we only see the executioner hacking.
** Brienne's punitive GroinAttack (or possibly AssShove) on a northman rapist is left totally out of shot.
** The audience is spared the sight of Theon's dick-in-a-box, content with just his family's ReactionShot.
** Ramsay's victim Tansy in "The Lion and the Rose" receives a SoundOnlyDeath comprised of screams, snarls, and ripping sounds.
** Zig-zagged with Jojen Reed's death. The wight stabbing him is plain to see, but the subsequent MercyKill focuses on the ReactionShot, with his corpse destroyed by Leaf's fire bomb.
** The Mountains gruesome killing of Oberyn, by crushing his head like a melon with his bare hands.
** In the Season 5 finale, we're treated to a SmashCut right before Brienne lands the fatal blow on Stannis.
20th Jan '17 9:49:00 AM REV6Pilot
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** ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'': Cutaway as Syndrome is [[LudicrousGibs sucked into a jet engine]].

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** ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'': Cutaway as Syndrome is [[LudicrousGibs [[TurbineBlender sucked into a jet engine]].
18th Jan '17 7:02:55 PM luord
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* ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'': When the Kingsmen watch footage of Professor Arnold's head exploding (captured by Harry's spy glasses), the scene cuts away to show Eggsy's [[ReactionShot reaction]] instead.
18th Jan '17 2:20:00 PM Scifimaster92
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* With the exception of [[spoiler:Kelvin]], most of the deaths in ''Film/NextOfKin1982'' occur off-screen or only just.
14th Jan '17 8:36:50 PM NordRonnoc
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* In [[Fanfic/MassFoundations Mass Foundations: Redemption in the Stars]], The Courier sees his ally Lynch engaging the asari vanguard at the Shadow Broker base before forced to turn around. The next time he looks at him, [[AlienBlood purple blood]] is dripping off his armour.

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* In [[Fanfic/MassFoundations Mass Foundations: Redemption in the Stars]], The the Courier sees his ally Lynch engaging the asari vanguard at the Shadow Broker base before he was forced to turn around. The next time he looks at him, [[AlienBlood purple blood]] is dripping off his armour.
14th Jan '17 2:07:05 PM Luppercus
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* PlayedStraigh in ''WesternAnimation/MenInBlack'': every time a character is kill (and happens often) the camera quickly moves away and only screams are heard. Same if a character gets shot. The show was [[DarkerAndEdgier pretty dark]], but was still a kid's show.

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* PlayedStraigh PlayedStraight in ''WesternAnimation/MenInBlack'': every time a character is kill (and happens often) the camera quickly moves away and only screams are heard. Same if a character gets shot. The show was [[DarkerAndEdgier pretty dark]], but was still a kid's show.
14th Jan '17 2:06:10 PM Luppercus
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* PlayedStraigh in ''WesternAnimation/MenInBlack'': every time a character is kill (and happens often) the camera quickly moves away and only screams are heard. Same if a character gets shot. The show was [[DarkerAndEdgier pretty dark]], but was still a kid's show.
10th Jan '17 5:32:38 PM GlitteringFlowers
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** ''VideoGame/BlazBlueContinuumShift Extend'' includes Relius Clover's Astral where he has Ignis transport his enemy to his lab, where he has them strapped to a crucifix and declares how he's going to experiment the hell out of him. Then the door closes... and knowing [[MadScientist Relius]], God knows what kind of terror awaits the defeated enemy.

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** ''VideoGame/BlazBlueContinuumShift Extend'' includes Relius Clover's Astral where he has Ignis transport his enemy to his lab, where he has them strapped to a crucifix him/her restrained in ([[FanDisservice often very sexualised]]) poses and declares how he's going to experiment the hell out of him.him/her. Then the door closes... and knowing [[MadScientist Relius]], [[PlayingWithSyringes God knows what kind of terror awaits the defeated enemy.]]
10th Jan '17 4:05:59 PM GlitteringFlowers
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** The manga also showcases an example of this trope. [[spoiler:Miori], [[spoiler:Aya's cousin]] whose genes were altered to make her a Tennyo, uses her powers to fly to the top of a very, ''very'' tall building, then lets herself fall and then goes SPLAT. The look on poor [[spoiler:Aya's]] face as she witnesses this (which is [[spoiler:Miori's TakeThat against Ceres for killing her beloved mother in a rampage]]), as well as her hysterical cries, is enough to tell us that a gory discretion shot is MUCH better than showing the outcome.
** Used in a... [[{{Narm}} less appealing and effective way]] later. The camera pans away every single time [[spoiler: Tooya is gunned down to almost death ''repeteadly'' by Mikage-in-Aki's body]], but the trope gets [[ExaggeratedTrope repeated so many times]] that the originally dramatic scene [[OverlyLongGag becomes downright comical]].

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** The manga also showcases an example of this trope. [[spoiler:Miori], In the manga, [[spoiler:Aya's cousin]] whose cousin Miori]] (whose genes were altered to make her a Tennyo, Tennyo) uses her powers to fly to the top of a very, ''very'' tall building, then lets herself fall and then goes SPLAT. The look on poor [[spoiler:Aya's]] face as she witnesses this (which is [[spoiler:Miori's TakeThat revenge against Ceres for killing her beloved mother in a her first rampage]]), as well as her hysterical cries, is enough to tell us that a gory discretion shot is MUCH better than showing the outcome.
** Used in a... [[{{Narm}} less appealing and effective way]] way later. The camera pans away every single time [[spoiler: Tooya is gunned down to almost death ''repeteadly'' by Mikage-in-Aki's body]], but the trope gets [[ExaggeratedTrope repeated so many times]] that the originally dramatic scene [[OverlyLongGag becomes downright comical]].



** Averted in the case of [[spoiler:Reilan]], who we clearly see bleeding and collapsing into a pool of blood after being shot to death by [[spoiler: Hakuron]]. Made worse by how we ''think'' it'll be played straight [[http://manga.animea.net/haou-airen-chapter-16-page-22.html when the scenery changes to the building facade]]... only to return to [[spoiler: [[http://manga.animea.net/haou-airen-chapter-16-page-23.html the fatally]] [[http://manga.animea.net/haou-airen-chapter-16-page-24.html injured]] [[http://manga.animea.net/haou-airen-chapter-16-page-25.html Reilan]].]] It's really, ''really'' horrifying.

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** Averted in the case of [[spoiler:Reilan]], who we is clearly see bleeding and seen collapsing into a pool of blood after being shot to death by [[spoiler: Hakuron]]. Made worse by how we ''think'' the reader ''thinks'' it'll be played straight [[http://manga.animea.net/haou-airen-chapter-16-page-22.html when the scenery changes to the building facade]]... only to return to [[spoiler: [[http://manga.animea.net/haou-airen-chapter-16-page-23.html the fatally]] [[http://manga.animea.net/haou-airen-chapter-16-page-24.html injured]] [[http://manga.animea.net/haou-airen-chapter-16-page-25.html Reilan]].]] It's really, ''really'' horrifying.
9th Jan '17 5:10:29 PM ZimFan89
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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.

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* The Season 4 premier premiere 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. out.
* ''Series/ChannelZero'' usually isn't shy about the gore, but during the final episode of the ''Candle Cove'' storyline, it goes out of its way to not show [[spoiler: the [[HumanoidAbomination Tooth Child]] forcing Mike to [[OrificeInvasion ingest it]]]]. Judging by the reaction of the bystander the camera pans over to, [[TakeOurWordForIt it's not a pretty sight]].
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