Created By: DragonQuestZ on February 19, 2009
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Bloodier And Gorier

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The violent twin of Darker and Edgier. It's a work that is made more bloody and gory than either the work used to be or the work the current work is based on.

Heck, a lot of attempts to be darker and edgier end up being this instead.

Compare Grimmification. Contrast Bowdlerize, Disneyfication.
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  • February 11, 2009
    Recon5
    Well, this is in many cases a core aspect of Darker And Edgier to the point that having D&E without this can be considered an innovation in itself. It still deserves its own trope because as you have said it's often the only thing that's D&E about a new version of a previous work.

    Still, the point about it being almost universally present in D&E should be noted because it's not so much an Evil Twin as it is an arm or a leg.
  • February 12, 2009
    Unknown Troper
    Never mind. Sorry.
  • February 12, 2009
    BlackDragon
    I've read a few greek myths. God Of War is Lighter And Softer. Seriously. I mean, their idealized hero is a guy who raids and pillages non-greek villages, taking slaves and plunder... who kills dozens of men for daring to seek his wife's hand when he's been considered legally dead for years... and who hangs all the servant-girls who have been taken advantage of by said men, just because.

    Kratos? He kills a few people, but mostly just chops up monsters. Doesn't even have a single known case of rape to his name. In the context of the original setting, he's practically a Hippie. :p
  • February 12, 2009
    DragonQuestZ
    ^^ You're confusing tropes. I didn't write that Greek myths were nicer, only that the game has a lot more blood and gore than those myths, even though they are still pretty violent.
  • February 12, 2009
    Indefatigable
    Are you saying the game has more literal blood and gore because it's a work in a visual medium, whereas myths are generally written down or told orally?
  • February 12, 2009
    DragonQuestZ
    ^^ Yes, and I just made that clear in the description.
  • February 12, 2009
    Indefatigable
    Got it... I don't know if that counts, not only because you're comparing a visual to a written medium, but also because writing styles change. Horrific violence can be expressed without words that specifically describe blood and gore. You can't always judge the "level" of such things in a book by the number of words used to describe objectionable things, unlike the way TV censors will count the number of acts of violence or go by which body parts are seen on screen.
  • February 12, 2009
    Ikkin
    Written media can be judged by explicitness, though. It's just a lot better at divorcing the act itself from the bloodiness - making it even more susceptible to this trope.
  • February 12, 2009
    DragonQuestZ
    ^^ I'll have to note that.
  • February 12, 2009
    Unknown Troper
    Back on topic, House of The Dead overkill isn't overkill for a reason. Despite being on a weaker console (The latest HOTD uses the Lingbergh system), it has more bloods and gore that can be compared to its earlier predecessors (how does exploding zombies following by distingegrating bodies into bloody mists ssounds?)
  • February 12, 2009
    DragonQuestZ
    ^^ So what if it's on a "weaker" system. The PS1 could render gore, so the Wii can do that just fine.
  • February 12, 2009
    Unknown Troper
    I am lampshading on how lately light gun games are not very gorey, take time crisis and ghost squad for example
  • February 12, 2009
    DragonQuestZ
    And I was just commenting that the specs of the system have nothing to do with this. It's all an artistic choice.

    As for more examples, Monty Python spoofed this with "Sam Peckinpah's Salad Days".
  • February 18, 2009
    Recon5
    May involve the presence of Ludicrous Gibs that were absent in the original.
  • February 19, 2009
    DarkChronicler
    Current remakes of older horror films are heinously guilty of this. The remake of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," for example, or "House on Haunted Hill."
  • February 19, 2009
    DragonQuestZ
    ^^ I knew those counted. I just forgot about them when I wrote this up.

    But it's not just current remakes. Remakes in The Eighties did this as well, likely starting with The Thing. Then came The Fly, The Blob, The Cat People.
  • February 20, 2009
    Antheia
    In cases of comedies, related to Crosses The Line Twice and Dead Baby Comedy.
  • February 20, 2009
    Unknown Troper
    God Of War being more gory than the myths? Dude, have you read The Iliad? Where men gutting each other alive (with very, very graphic descriptions by Homer) is as casual as a soccer match? I've lost count of the characters who kneel with their own intestines coating their hands.
  • February 20, 2009
    Recon5
    I think it was already established that visual media will always be more visceral than written works. No quantity of Purple Prose can make the act of ripping out someone's stomach and small intestine as graphic as if it were actually animated no matter how crude the animation might be, and God Of War is crude only in the loosest definition of the term.
  • February 20, 2009
    DragonQuestZ
    The Iliad would count more as literature than a typical myth story. That's why I didn't count it.
  • February 20, 2009
    triassicranger
    • Torchwood episode 1 features a man being killed by an alien. Whilst this happens blood spews out from him as though he were a hose. This could be seen as part of the show's attempt to look Darker And Edgier from Doctor Who.
    • Doctor Who has argurably gone in the reverse of this trope. Compare 3rd Doctor serial "Spearhead From Space" (where the Autons kill everyone in pools of blood) to the first episode of the revival where no blood is seen whatsoever.

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