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10th Apr '16 12:27:53 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Traveller}}''. The K'kree were vegetarian aliens with an acute sense of smell. Any humans who wanted to meet with them had to stop eating meat for several days ahead of time to avoid offending them.
* ''VillainsAndVigilantes'' adventure ''Devil's Domain''. The Xareon are a race of PlantAliens. They refuse to accompany the party because they can sense that the {{PC}}s eat vegetable matter, which disgusts them (sort of how humans feel about ImAHumanitarian creatures).

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* ''{{Traveller}}''.''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}''. The K'kree were vegetarian aliens with an acute sense of smell. Any humans who wanted to meet with them had to stop eating meat for several days ahead of time to avoid offending them.
* ''VillainsAndVigilantes'' ''TabletopGame/VillainsAndVigilantes'' adventure ''Devil's Domain''. The Xareon are a race of PlantAliens. They refuse to accompany the party because they can sense that the {{PC}}s eat vegetable matter, which disgusts them (sort of how humans feel about ImAHumanitarian creatures).



* The Protoss High Templar unit in ''{{Starcraft}}'' has these StopPokingMe lines: "Your thoughts betray you." and "I see you have an appetite for destruction."

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* The Protoss High Templar unit in ''{{Starcraft}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Starcraft}}'' has these StopPokingMe lines: "Your thoughts betray you." and "I see you have an appetite for destruction."
6th Apr '16 8:17:44 PM 69BookWorM69
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* ''Series/MurdochMysteries'': Murdoch performs this a couple of times with a(n anachronistic) luminol-like compound:
** In "Dead End Street", he uses it to find blood traces in the culprit's cart months after the cart was used to transport the victim's corpse.
** Murdoch confidently breaks out the sprayer again in "Murdoch Night in Canada". Only problem, he tests this on ''hockey sticks'', forgetting that [[UnnecessaryRoughness hockey players don't go easy on each other]]. The sticks are covered in blood traces, making it impossible to tell which one was the murder weapon.
9th Jan '16 2:58:03 AM jormis29
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An ability (usually a power for a specific person) to recognise that violence or bloodshed has been done at a certain place, or by a certain person. This is one of the standard PsychicPowers- see "postcognition" and "psychometry" on that page. Being able to sense the history of an area or object is useful, and violent events in said history just stand out. The psychic in question may or may not be able to discern who perpetrated the violence, and against whom. They can usually determine the severity of it, especially when it was murder, and especially when the body was buried or hidden nearby. Note, however, that solving a murder by [[DeadPersonConversation communicating with]] [[OurGhostsAreDifferent the ghost of the victim]] isn't the same thing.

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An ability (usually a power for a specific person) to recognise that violence or bloodshed has been done at a certain place, or by a certain person. This is one of the standard PsychicPowers- see "postcognition" and "psychometry" "{{psychometry}}" on that page. Being able to sense the history of an area or object is useful, and violent events in said history just stand out. The psychic in question may or may not be able to discern who perpetrated the violence, and against whom. They can usually determine the severity of it, especially when it was murder, and especially when the body was buried or hidden nearby. Note, however, that solving a murder by [[DeadPersonConversation communicating with]] [[OurGhostsAreDifferent the ghost of the victim]] isn't the same thing.



* In ''ZettaiKarenChildren'', this is one of the more frequently-seen uses for Shiho's Psychometry ability. She is shown, on at least on occasion, to help the police with unsolved crimes (her dad is the Chief of Police) simply by touching various objects related to murders, and then giving them a whole list of details - premeditated or not, identity of the killer, his mindset at the time, ect. She can also immediately identify a dangerous person at a touch. Unfortunately, this has left her constantly exposed to the darkest corners of the human mind since an early age, and as a result, she's frighteningly cynical and downright cold at times.

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* In ''ZettaiKarenChildren'', this is one of the more frequently-seen uses for Shiho's Psychometry {{Psychometry}} ability. She is shown, on at least on occasion, to help the police with unsolved crimes (her dad is the Chief of Police) simply by touching various objects related to murders, and then giving them a whole list of details - premeditated or not, identity of the killer, his mindset at the time, ect. She can also immediately identify a dangerous person at a touch. Unfortunately, this has left her constantly exposed to the darkest corners of the human mind since an early age, and as a result, she's frighteningly cynical and downright cold at times.
1st Jun '15 10:32:29 PM nombretomado
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* The titualar character in ''InuYasha'' has used his ability to smell blood many times, sometimes from miles away.

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* The titualar titular character in ''InuYasha'' ''Manga/InuYasha'' has used his ability to smell blood many times, sometimes from miles away.
17th Apr '15 9:07:10 PM nombretomado
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* As mentioned above, ''{{CSI}}'' and ''{{Bones}}'' both use Luminol as a simple way to check for blood at the scene of a crime, which can then be matched to a victim/perp via DNA testing (which, by the way, takes more than a few hours in RealLife). On the above shows, a black light is used to enhance visibility, making the use of Luminol even cooler-looking.

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* As mentioned above, ''{{CSI}}'' ''Series/{{CSI}}'' and ''{{Bones}}'' ''Series/{{Bones}}'' both use Luminol as a simple way to check for blood at the scene of a crime, which can then be matched to a victim/perp via DNA testing (which, by the way, takes more than a few hours in RealLife). On the above shows, a black light is used to enhance visibility, making the use of Luminol even cooler-looking.
30th Sep '14 12:52:47 PM Greenygal
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Finally, there is one kind of ViolenceDetector which has the benefit of being absolutely real (though of course its use in media tends to be simplified), and that's Luminol, a chemical powder which has the quite neat effect of making blood glow in the dark. The applications of this are obvious, and Luminol is a favorite trick-of-the-trade in forensics shows such as {{CSI}} and {{Bones}}, as well as crime and courtroom dramas such as the PhoenixWright games. Real Luminol works just about the same as shown, but it not quite as useful, mainly because there are other things that can cause the same glowing and so further testing is required on any bloodstains found.

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Finally, there is one kind of ViolenceDetector which has the benefit of being absolutely real (though of course its use in media tends to be simplified), and that's Luminol, a chemical powder which has the quite neat effect of making blood glow in the dark. The applications of this are obvious, and Luminol is a favorite trick-of-the-trade in forensics shows such as {{CSI}} ''Series/{{CSI}}'' and {{Bones}}, ''Series/{{Bones}}'', as well as crime and courtroom dramas such as the PhoenixWright ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' games. Real Luminol works just about the same as shown, but it not quite as useful, mainly because there are other things that can cause the same glowing and so further testing is required on any bloodstains found.
19th Jul '14 1:05:19 AM dellyskoll
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* Those with the particular Talent for it in the world of ''Literature/LockwoodAndCo'' can see the sites of violence as particular bright lights, known as "death-glows".
17th Mar '14 5:18:01 AM TokoWH
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->--''You. I've seen your kind before. You've got blood on your hands. Keep your blade sheathed, you murdering bastard, or I'll put you down myself.''
It's clear this isn't literal blood but the physic stain of murder that gives you Infamy, even if your killings were not witnessed.
* The Protoss High Templar unit in ''{{Starcraft}}'' has these StopPokingMe lines: "Your thoughts betray you." and "I see you have an appetite for destruction."

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->--''You.-->''You. I've seen your kind before. You've got blood on your hands. Keep your blade sheathed, you murdering bastard, or I'll put you down myself.''
It's clear this isn't literal blood but the physic stain of murder that gives you Infamy, even if your killings were not witnessed.
* The Protoss High Templar unit in ''{{Starcraft}}'' has these StopPokingMe lines: "Your thoughts betray you." and "I see you have an appetite for destruction.""

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* [[FanNickName BB]] from WebComic/TheBullysBully has this ability. Whenever a bully is picking on or torturing someone, she can feel their pain and often runs in to help the victum.
7th Oct '13 2:12:47 AM TwoGunAngel
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Note that detecting violence isn't the same as detecting a ''killing intent''. Often said intent is indicated by a simple DeathGlare, or a change in a character's BattleAura. But when a character is psychically or by other supernatural means able to detect harmful intentions, it counts.

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Note that detecting violence isn't the same as detecting a ''killing intent''.KillingIntent. Often said intent is indicated by a simple DeathGlare, or a change in a character's BattleAura. But when a character is psychically or by other supernatural means able to detect harmful intentions, it counts.
24th Apr '13 10:48:07 PM NaraNumas
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* ''{{Manga/Naruto}}'' gained the ability to detect malice after [[spoiler: consuming the nine-tails' chakra and gaining his GoldenSuperMode]].
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