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28th Apr '15 1:54:40 PM eroock
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9th Jan '15 10:51:25 AM CaptainPedant
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* In ''Discworld/RaisingSteam'', ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' engineers learn superheated steam is not good if the boiler explodes: quite a few would-be George stephensons end up wafted into the afterlife as clouds of necessarily pink steam.
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* In ''Discworld/RaisingSteam'', ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' engineers learn superheated steam is not good if the boiler explodes: quite a few would-be George stephensons Stephensons end up wafted into the afterlife as clouds of necessarily pink steam. steam. ** And a would-be saboteur finds out, very very briefly, [[spoiler: that the archetypal steam locomotive, Iron Girder, is apparently sentient enough to vent live steam in self-defence. The effect on the saboteur possibly convinces them]] that they shouldn't have tried it.
28th Sep '14 5:41:09 AM Mettan
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** The [[VideoGame/TeamFortressClassic Classic]] rifle takes this to an [[UpToEleven even further extreme]] by making the [[LudicrousGibs entire victim explode]], not just their head.
11th Sep '14 12:08:02 AM TwoGunAngel
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* ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' during Robert's Blood Trail, several FARC troops get shot by Roberta while she's wielding an anti-material rifle that was previously shown blowing large holes into a stone building. Against the FARC troops, it more or less vaporized everything above the navel.
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* ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' during Robert's ''Roberta's Blood Trail, Trail'', several FARC troops get shot by Roberta while she's wielding an anti-material rifle that was previously shown blowing large holes into a stone building. Against the FARC troops, it more or less vaporized everything above the navel.
7th Aug '14 12:40:32 PM demonfiren
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** Played completely straight in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3''.
15th Jul '14 11:54:35 AM merotoker
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* BlackLagoon during Robert's Blood Trail, several FARC troops get shot by Roberta while she's wielding an anti-material rifle that was previously shown blowing large holes into a stone building. Against the FARC troops, it more or less vaporized everything above the navel.
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* BlackLagoon ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' during Robert's Blood Trail, several FARC troops get shot by Roberta while she's wielding an anti-material rifle that was previously shown blowing large holes into a stone building. Against the FARC troops, it more or less vaporized everything above the navel. navel.

* In ''{{Viz}}'' every comic strip featuring the gangster Big Vern ends up with him shooting himself (and often other people) in the head. The result is a [[BloodyHilarious comically over-the-top]] [[YourHeadASplode head explosion]] [[CrossesTheLineTwice with big chunks of skull, eyeballs, and the person's entire brain flying across the panel.]] * In ''[[PhilFoglio What's New? With Phil And Dixie]]'', pink mist fills a panel in which some idiot, taking up the challenge to find out what fighting a real monster would be like, straps 53 live cats to their body and takes a cold shower. Terrified cats can be seen at the edges of a flapping shower curtain; the unlucky experimenter is mercifully hidden.
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\n* In ''{{Viz}}'' ''Comicbook/{{Viz}}'' every comic strip featuring the gangster Big Vern ends up with him shooting himself (and often other people) in the head. The result is a [[BloodyHilarious comically over-the-top]] [[YourHeadASplode head explosion]] [[CrossesTheLineTwice with big chunks of skull, eyeballs, and the person's entire brain flying across the panel.]] * In ''[[PhilFoglio What's New? With Phil And Dixie]]'', ''ComicStrip/WhatsNewWithPhilAndDixie'', pink mist fills a panel in which some idiot, taking up the challenge to find out what fighting a real monster would be like, straps 53 live cats to their body and takes a cold shower. Terrified cats can be seen at the edges of a flapping shower curtain; the unlucky experimenter is mercifully hidden.

* In the Franchise/{{Harry Potter}} fanfic [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8175132/1/Jamie-Evans-and-Fate-s-Fool Jamie Evan's and Fate's Bitch]], in the final chapter, after [[spoiler: The House of Yaxley kidnaps Jamie's adopted daughter, she goes after them in a truly magnificent RoaringRampageofRevenge.]] One of the wizards is turned into a full-body version of this trope, with the use of a modified paint stripping charm. She puts enough power behind it that he turns into nothing but a skeleton and a large cloud of pink mist.
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* In the Franchise/{{Harry Potter}} Franchise/HarryPotter fanfic [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8175132/1/Jamie-Evans-and-Fate-s-Fool Jamie Evan's and Fate's Bitch]], in the final chapter, after [[spoiler: The House of Yaxley kidnaps Jamie's adopted daughter, she goes after them in a truly magnificent RoaringRampageofRevenge.]] One of the wizards is turned into a full-body version of this trope, with the use of a modified paint stripping charm. She puts enough power behind it that he turns into nothing but a skeleton and a large cloud of pink mist.

* The first ''YoungGuns'' has a scene in which Emilio Estevez shoots an accused traitor in the head. Unlike the usual modest blood-splats found in Westerns, another character flinches when a huge splash of gore hits his hat from about ten feet away. * Creator/DavidMamet's ''Spartan'' has someone's head do this after being hit by a sniper's bullet. * Sadly (maybe) the lead characters of ''{{Jarhead}}'' never got to see the pink mist they so longed to see due to a airstrike taking out their targets just before they took the shot. * In the Jodie Foster film ''Film/AnnaAndTheKing'', a Thai servant is beheaded for treason against a king. As her head is lopped off (just offscreen) a fine pink mist sprays out across the screen.
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* The first ''YoungGuns'' ''Film/YoungGuns'' has a scene in which Emilio Estevez shoots an accused traitor in the head. Unlike the usual modest blood-splats found in Westerns, another character flinches when a huge splash of gore hits his hat from about ten feet away. * Creator/DavidMamet's ''Spartan'' ''Film/{{Spartan}}'' has someone's head do this after being hit by a sniper's bullet. * Sadly (maybe) the lead characters of ''{{Jarhead}}'' ''Film/{{Jarhead}}'' never got to see the pink mist they so longed to see due to a airstrike taking out their targets just before they took the shot. * In the Jodie Foster Creator/JodieFoster film ''Film/AnnaAndTheKing'', a Thai servant is beheaded for treason against a king. As her head is lopped off (just offscreen) a fine pink mist sprays out across the screen.

* Happens in Film/TheMatrix when Trinity challenges an Agent to [[VerbThis dodge a bullet at point blank range.]] The resulting headshot produces this. * There are some impressive instances of pink mist in {{Apocalypto}}. All the more so because there are no firearms, only clubs and arrows.
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* Happens in Film/TheMatrix when Trinity challenges an Agent to [[VerbThis [[NoRangeLikePointBlankRange dodge a bullet at point blank range.]] The resulting headshot produces this. * There are some impressive instances of pink mist in {{Apocalypto}}.''Film/{{Apocalypto}}''. All the more so because there are no firearms, only clubs and arrows.

* Mitch Albom's ''The Five People You Meet In Heaven''. Eddie's former commander during World War II blows up when he steps on a landmine. What happens to him, though, is more like Pink Salsa.
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* Mitch Albom's ''The Five People You Meet In Heaven''.''Literature/TheFivePeopleYouMeetInHeaven''. Eddie's former commander during World War II blows up when he steps on a landmine. What happens to him, though, is more like Pink Salsa.

* In ''RaisingSteam'', ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' engineers learn superheated steam is not good if the boiler explodes: quite a few would-be George stephensons end up wafted into the afterlife as clouds of necessarily pink steam.
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* In ''RaisingSteam'', ''Discworld/RaisingSteam'', ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' engineers learn superheated steam is not good if the boiler explodes: quite a few would-be George stephensons end up wafted into the afterlife as clouds of necessarily pink steam.

* This effect is described in detail in one episode of the TV series ''InPlainSight'', by the main protagonist, Mary Shannon. * One of the last episodes of ''{{Dollhouse}}'' has [[spoiler: Bennet]] shot in the head by whoever Whiskey is at the time. The pink mist surrounds a stunned Topher. * [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FxzfzWhtCc Explained]] to Christina Ricci and later [[spoiler:demonstrated by the bomb squad guy]] on the season 2 Super Bowl episode of ''GreysAnatomy''
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* This effect is described in detail in one episode of the TV series ''InPlainSight'', ''Series/InPlainSight'', by the main protagonist, Mary Shannon. * One of the last episodes of ''{{Dollhouse}}'' ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'' has [[spoiler: Bennet]] shot in the head by whoever Whiskey is at the time. The pink mist surrounds a stunned Topher. * [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FxzfzWhtCc Explained]] to Christina Ricci and later [[spoiler:demonstrated by the bomb squad guy]] on the season 2 Super Bowl episode of ''GreysAnatomy''''Series/GreysAnatomy''

* ''CortexCommand'': Frequently happens to clones [[ChunkySalsaRule caught in explosions, crushed by dropship debris, or other methods of]] [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill total overkill]]. It's not just their heads - their ENTIRE BODIES will be [[LudicrousGibs reduced to a mess of red pixels]]. * ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto: [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto ViceCity]]'' creates a little pink cloud when someone gets beheaded. * VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV has a achievement/trophy called "Red Mist" for Trevor completing all the rampages. * This happens in ''SniperElite'' after you shot everybody at both entry and exit.
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* ''CortexCommand'': ''VideoGame/CortexCommand'': Frequently happens to clones [[ChunkySalsaRule caught in explosions, crushed by dropship debris, or other methods of]] [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill total overkill]]. It's not just their heads - their ENTIRE BODIES will be [[LudicrousGibs reduced to a mess of red pixels]]. * ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto: [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto ViceCity]]'' ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' ** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity'' creates a little pink cloud when someone gets beheaded. * VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV ** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' has a an achievement/trophy called "Red Mist" for Trevor completing all the rampages. * This happens in ''SniperElite'' ''VideoGame/SniperElite'' after you shot everybody at both entry and exit.

* Most of your foes in VideoGame/MassEffect2 have some variety of helmet/shield/hard carapace, so a headshot will cause a mist of blood (in whatever color is appropriate, red for humans and Vorcha, bluish purple for Asari and Turians, green for Salarians, orange for Krogan and Collectors, etc.) but will leave the outer shell of the head intact. * ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' includes this trope, as well as an achievement called "Red Mist" awarded for killing many {{Mook}} zombies with the stationary minigun.
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* Most of your foes in VideoGame/MassEffect2 ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' have some variety of helmet/shield/hard carapace, so a headshot will cause a mist of blood (in whatever color is appropriate, red for humans and Vorcha, bluish purple for Asari and Turians, green for Salarians, orange for Krogan and Collectors, etc.) but will leave the outer shell of the head intact. * ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' includes this trope, as well as an achievement called "Red Mist" awarded for killing many {{Mook}} {{Mook|s}} zombies with the stationary minigun.

** ''Call of Duty 4: ModernWarfare'' features this kind of effect when enemies are hit by gunfire, as does ''World At War''.
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** ''Call of Duty 4: ModernWarfare'' ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare'' features this kind of effect when enemies are hit by gunfire, as does ''World At War''.

* The Sniper of ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' refers to this trope by name repeatedly ("Everything above your neck is gonna be a ''fine'' red mist!"), but the in-game effects are more similar to PrettyLittleHeadshots. ** Unless you're using the Hitman's Heatmaker, which takes it to [[OffWithHisHead the exact opposite]] [[YourHeadAsplode extreme.]] * In the Teen-rated ''TheConduit,'' if you get a headshot on the alien Drudge enemies, their heads pop off with a [[HighPressureBlood high pressure fountain]] of [[AlienBlood yellow fluid]]. Headshots on humans will yield a [[MostWonderfulSound loud sound effect]] but [[PrettyLittleHeadshots no special visuals]].
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* The Sniper of ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' refers to this trope by name repeatedly ("Everything above your neck is gonna be a ''fine'' red mist!"), but the in-game effects are more similar to PrettyLittleHeadshots. ** PrettyLittleHeadshots. Unless you're using the Hitman's Heatmaker, which takes it to [[OffWithHisHead the exact opposite]] [[YourHeadAsplode extreme.]] * In the Teen-rated ''TheConduit,'' ''VideoGame/TheConduit,'' if you get a headshot on the alien Drudge enemies, their heads pop off with a [[HighPressureBlood high pressure fountain]] of [[AlienBlood yellow fluid]]. Headshots on humans will yield a [[MostWonderfulSound loud sound effect]] but [[PrettyLittleHeadshots no special visuals]].

* Headshots with some weapons in ''ArmyOfTwo: The 40th Day'' will completely obliterate everything above the target's neck.
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* Headshots with some weapons in ''ArmyOfTwo: ''VideoGame/ArmyOfTwo: The 40th Day'' will completely obliterate everything above the target's neck.

* Averted in AmericasArmy due partially to the need to avoid a rating higher than T, and partially to the fact that [[RealityIsUnrealistic 5.56mm bullets rarely cause that kind of]] {{Gorn}}. Plus, it's a [[JoinTheArmyTheySaid recruiting tool]]; people are likely to be less open to joining the Army if their death was just rendered in agonizingly gory detail. [[CaptainObvious Those to whom such things would appeal are generally more unstable than Army recruiters would like.]] * ''SoldierOfFortune'' has this plus splattered brain matter and shattered skulls. * The result of scoring a killing headshot with a hammer or mace in ''ChivalryMedievalCombat''
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* Averted in AmericasArmy ''VideoGame/AmericasArmy'' due partially to the need to avoid a rating higher than T, and partially to the fact that [[RealityIsUnrealistic 5.56mm bullets rarely cause that kind of]] {{Gorn}}. Plus, it's a [[JoinTheArmyTheySaid recruiting tool]]; people are likely to be less open to joining the Army if their death was just rendered in agonizingly gory detail. [[CaptainObvious Those to whom such things would appeal are generally more unstable than Army recruiters would like.]] * ''SoldierOfFortune'' ''VideoGame/SoldierOfFortune'' has this plus splattered brain matter and shattered skulls. * The result of scoring a killing headshot with a hammer or mace in ''ChivalryMedievalCombat''''ChivalryMedievalCombat''.

* Some of the deaths by sniper shot in ''RoseGunsDays'' are depicted this way [[spoiler:most notably Stella's death at the end of Season 3.]]
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* Some of the deaths by sniper shot in ''RoseGunsDays'' ''VisualNovel/RoseGunsDays'' are depicted this way [[spoiler:most notably Stella's death at the end of Season 3.]]





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7th Jul '14 5:50:48 PM rjung
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* ''TabletopGames/{{Paranoia}}'' sourcbooks regularly make references to turning Troubleshooters into "fine red mist", either due to post-mission interrogations from Friend Computer or just the latest experiments from R&D.


17th Jun '14 11:03:10 AM ArshinCarnifex
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The most easily accessible real-world evidence for Pink Mist is surely the GrossUpCloseUp provided by the Zapruder film of the Kennedy assassination: a 10.5 gram bullet traveling at 2,300 feet per second into a [[NauseaFuel large, homogenous mass with the consistency of a custard pie]] can be clearly seen to support the trope, although not quite as strikingly as [[YourHeadASplode one might expect]].
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The most easily accessible real-world evidence for Pink Mist is surely the GrossUpCloseUp provided by the Zapruder film of the Kennedy assassination: a 10.5 gram rifle bullet traveling at 2,300 feet per second into a [[NauseaFuel large, homogenous mass with the consistency of a custard pie]] can be clearly seen to support the trope, although not quite as strikingly as [[YourHeadASplode one might expect]].
17th Jun '14 11:02:13 AM ArshinCarnifex
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exp. on velocity
The thing that keeps this from falling into LudicrousGibs is that it ''[[TruthInTelevision actually happens]]'', although it requires a sufficiently high-velocity bullet to produce the effect. Slower moving bullets can (and often do) produce a blood-splattering exit wound, but the vaporization of enough blood and brain tissue to produce an actual ''mist'' requires a supersonic velocity of the sort most typically found in rifle bullets. The most easily accessible evidence is surely the Zapruder film of the Kennedy assassination: a 10.5 gram bullet traveling at 2,300 feet per second into a [[NauseaFuel large, homogenous mass with the consistency of a custard pie]] can be clearly seen to support the trope, although not quite as strikingly as [[YourHeadASplode one might expect]].
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The thing that keeps this from falling into LudicrousGibs is that it ''[[TruthInTelevision actually happens]]'', although it requires a sufficiently high-velocity bullet to produce the effect. Slower moving Typical pistol bullets can (and often do) produce a blood-splattering exit wound, wound in headshots, but the vaporization of enough blood and brain tissue to produce an actual ''mist'' requires a supersonic velocity of the sort most typically found in rifle bullets. bullets (thus partially validating the Pretty Little Headshot, at least if the shooter is using a pistol). The [[AteHisGun .357 revolver suicide]] of R. Budd Dwyer on live TV could be clearly seen to produce no visible pink mist, despite involving a powerful pistol caliber to the brain at point-blank range. The most easily accessible real-world evidence for Pink Mist is surely the GrossUpCloseUp provided by the Zapruder film of the Kennedy assassination: a 10.5 gram bullet traveling at 2,300 feet per second into a [[NauseaFuel large, homogenous mass with the consistency of a custard pie]] can be clearly seen to support the trope, although not quite as strikingly as [[YourHeadASplode one might expect]].
17th Jun '14 10:39:10 AM ArshinCarnifex
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The thing that keeps this from falling into LudicrousGibs is that it ''[[TruthInTelevision actually happens]]'', although it requires a sufficiently high-velocity bullet to produce the effect. Slower moving bullets can (and often do) produce a blood-splattering exit wound, but the vaporization of enough blood and brain tissue to produce an actual ''mist'' requires tremendous speed of the sort usually only found in dedicated rifle bullets. The most easily accessible evidence is surely the Zapruder film of the Kennedy assassination: a 10.5 gram bullet traveling at 2,300 feet per second into a [[NauseaFuel large, homogenous mass with the consistency of a custard pie]] can be clearly seen to support the trope, although not quite as bad as [[YourHeadASplode one might expect]].
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The thing that keeps this from falling into LudicrousGibs is that it ''[[TruthInTelevision actually happens]]'', although it requires a sufficiently high-velocity bullet to produce the effect. Slower moving bullets can (and often do) produce a blood-splattering exit wound, but the vaporization of enough blood and brain tissue to produce an actual ''mist'' requires tremendous speed a supersonic velocity of the sort usually only most typically found in dedicated rifle bullets. The most easily accessible evidence is surely the Zapruder film of the Kennedy assassination: a 10.5 gram bullet traveling at 2,300 feet per second into a [[NauseaFuel large, homogenous mass with the consistency of a custard pie]] can be clearly seen to support the trope, although not quite as bad strikingly as [[YourHeadASplode one might expect]].
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