Created By: johnnye on June 24, 2009
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Blood Is Squicker In Water

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One way to show Ludicrous Gibs without breaking the laws of biology is to have a character die in a body of water, thus diluting the blood and, as a bonus, often looking very symbolic. Do We Have This One??

Alternative boring title: Blood In The Water

  • Macbeth, the line about "the multitudinous seas incarnadine"
  • The (first?) Plague of Egypt
  • The finale of Rush Hour
  • Jaws
  • Psycho, the shower scene (chocolate syrup!)
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  • June 24, 2009
    blackcat
    The swimming pool scene in Pink Floyd'sThe Wall.

  • June 24, 2009
    Marcus Impudite
    Truth In Television (sort of): Red Tide, a harmful algal bloom that turns water red and can kill fish and other sea-dwelling life.
  • June 24, 2009
    Micah
  • June 24, 2009
    Unknown Troper
    The finale of "Omega Man," where Charleton Heston dies in a Christ-like pose in a blood-filled fountain. (His blood is also the world's salvation, to really push the symbolism.)
  • June 25, 2009
    Arivne
    Film
    • The Golden Voyage of Sinbad. After Prince Koura is mortally wounded while in the Fountain of Destiny, the Fountain's waters turn red to symbolize his blood loss.
  • June 25, 2009
    johnnye
    Oh, and of course once you see blood in the sea there's suddenly about a 1:1 chance that someone will mention sharks, and their ability to smell a drop of blood from 6 million light years away
  • June 25, 2009
    Arilou
    The end of Sympathy For Mr Vengeance has one of the characters kill another in a shallow river and then drag him ashore (it's a beautiful scene)
  • June 29, 2009
    johnnye
    Any more examples? Thoughts on the title?
  • June 29, 2009
    dotchan
    The End of Evangelion, where humanity itself gets reduced to orange Tang a giant pool of LCL (which apparently is the organic soup from which we evolved, and previously revealed to be Lillith's blood).
  • June 29, 2009
    Unknown Troper
    Occurs in the film Godzilla VS Mechagodzilla. In the fist battle between Godzilla and his robot counterpart, Godzilla is shot several times by Mechagodzilla and falls into the ocean. The ocean turns red with Godzilla's blood but, he gets better.
  • June 29, 2009
    Unknown Troper
    Title is great.
  • June 29, 2009
    Chariset
    I agree, great title.

    The death of Doc Oc in Spiderman II is underwater, as I recall
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