History Main / WhiteShirtOfDeath

9th Nov '17 8:29:23 PM YgothanEru
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* The Flag of Austria has been said to symbolize the duke of Babenberg's white surcoat getting soaked in blood in a battle. Only the portion of the surcoat which was tucked under his belt, remained white.

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* The Flag of Austria has been said to symbolize the duke of Babenberg's white surcoat getting soaked in blood in a battle. Only the portion of the surcoat which was tucked under his belt, belt remained white.
26th Oct '17 12:23:20 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* Variation: when [[spoiler:Tara]] gets shot in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', we can tell because it splatters onto [[spoiler:Willow's]] white shirt. For added effect, she doesn't ''realize'' she was shot; her last words are a confused "Your shirt?" before she falls.

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
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Variation: when [[spoiler:Tara]] gets shot in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', we can tell because it splatters onto [[spoiler:Willow's]] white shirt. For added effect, she doesn't ''realize'' she was shot; her last words are a confused "Your shirt?" before she falls.



* TheProfessionals have at least two incidences where this happens, both involving Doyle;

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* TheProfessionals ''Series/TheProfessionals'' have at least two incidences where this happens, both involving Doyle;



*** Other armies of that era also wore white, e. g. those of pre-Revolutionary France, Saxony, and Spain.

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*** ** Other armies of that era also wore white, e. g. those of pre-Revolutionary France, Saxony, and Spain.
20th Oct '17 3:07:22 PM harostar
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* Invoked and (somewhat) Inverted in ''Manga/TokyoGhoul''. During an internal monologue, Naki explains that the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin White Suits]] dress that way so that the blood spilled during a fight will show better. As the front-line fighters, the gang tends to suffer gruesome injuries and numerous deaths along the course of the series.
3rd Oct '17 9:19:18 PM dmcreif
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* ''Film/{{Heat}}'': All of the participants in the armored car robbery at the beginning of the movie except for Chris Shiherlis wear white hockey masks. Chris, who wears a black mask, is the only one of them to still be alive at the end of the movie, while everyone who wore a white mask is dead.


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* ''Series/TheDefenders2017'': Alexandra, leading Finger of the Hand, always wears white outfits. White is a color associated with death in some Asian cultures, and this is officially emphasized as white is the color she's wearing when Elektra kills her.
21st Aug '17 12:38:56 PM PikaHikariKT
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* In the anime of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable'', Yoshikage Kira's business suit is white during the final battle with the heroes.
27th Jun '17 7:11:48 PM azul120
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* ''Series/{{Rome}}''. The assassination of Julius Caesar on the Senate floor, thanks to the white togas everyone is wearing. Marc Antony later uses this to advantage (offscreen) by displaying Caesar's bloodstained cloak to incite public furor against his killers.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''
** In the episode [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E20WhatIsAndWhatShouldNeverBe "What Is And What Should Never Be" (S02, Ep20)]], the WomanInWhite's blouse has more blood stains each time she appears until her garments are soaked in blood.

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* ''Series/{{Rome}}''. In the ''Series/{{Revenge}}'' finale, Victoria Grayson is seen wearing a white dress when Emily confronts her for the final time, fully intent on [[PayEvilUntoEvil finally killing her]] for all the trouble she has caused. That is, until [[PapaWolf the latter's dad steps in to do the deed to take the heat off her]].
* ''Series/{{Rome}}'':
The assassination of Julius Caesar on the Senate floor, thanks to the white togas everyone is wearing. Marc Antony later uses this to advantage (offscreen) by displaying Caesar's bloodstained cloak to incite public furor against his killers.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''
''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
** In the episode [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E20WhatIsAndWhatShouldNeverBe "What Is And What Should Never Be" (S02, Ep20)]], the WomanInWhite's blouse has more blood stains each time she appears until her garments are soaked in blood.
15th Jun '17 10:54:29 PM Gamermaster
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* Nanoha's near-death incident that occurred sometime between the ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'' and ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'' used both this trope and SnowMeansDeath to great effect, as her blood is shown splattered all over her white Barrier Jacket and the snow-covered field.

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* Nanoha's near-death incident that occurred sometime between the ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'' and ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'' ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'' used both this trope and SnowMeansDeath to great effect, as her blood is shown splattered all over her white Barrier Jacket and the snow-covered field.
7th Jan '17 9:15:07 AM nombretomado
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* The final battle of ''VideoGame/{{Stranglehold}}'' has Mr. James Wong, like most of JohnWoo's villains, wearing white. [[spoiler:Though he gets shot up plenty, he is finally brought down by Teko, who sends him off a balcony as he's preparing to finish off her father]].

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* The final battle of ''VideoGame/{{Stranglehold}}'' has Mr. James Wong, like most of JohnWoo's Creator/JohnWoo's villains, wearing white. [[spoiler:Though he gets shot up plenty, he is finally brought down by Teko, who sends him off a balcony as he's preparing to finish off her father]].
6th Jan '17 7:19:43 AM gtamethyst
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'' [[spoiler: Lunafreya wears white throughout the story. She is stabbed by Ardyn at the end of Chapter 9]]

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'' [[spoiler: Lunafreya wears a white dress throughout the story. She is stabbed by Ardyn at the end of Chapter 9]]
6th Jan '17 7:18:47 AM gtamethyst
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'' [[spoiler: Lunafreya wears white throughout the story. She is stabbed by Ardyn at the end of Chapter 9]]
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