We all know that when a character starts coughing up blood
, it's a bad sign, and nosebleeds
can be similarly ominous. Therefore, if you want to kick those tropes up a few notches
and really hammer home how doomed a character is, just have them bleed from everywhere: mouth, nose, ears, eyes, and even some other places if you really want to gross out
Such an extreme case of bleeding is usually reserved for deaths that are out-of-the-ordinary; it might be caused by magical
powers, advanced technology, aliens, or just a really nasty and probably contagious
See also: Blood from the Mouth
, Deadly Nosebleed
, Psychic Nosebleed
, and Tears of Blood
- In Homestuck, poor Sollux endures this twice: first when he's killed by the Vast Glub, and later when he hurls the meteor towards the Green Sun and overexerts his psychic powers. Since his blood is yellow, Karkat describes him as looking like "a packet of nasty fetid mustard."
- This is a symptom of Ebola and part of why it's such Nightmare Fuel. However, it is possible to survive the disease even if you've made it to the "bleeding from everywhere" stage.