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A character, typically evil or sadistic, immersing oneself in a bathtub containing nothing but blood. Often, any blood used for this purpose will be a type of AppliedPhlebotinum that is intended to cause some fantastic effect on the bather.

The {{Trope Maker|s}} comes from folklore stories about Hungarian Countess Elizabeth Bathory, who is said to have bathed in the blood of young women and/or [[VirginSacrifice virgins]] in order to restore [[FairestOfThemAll her beauty]] and [[FountainOfYouth her youth]].

While the ''real'' Countess Bathory has been accused of ''many'' unpleasant, cruel things, it's certain that her baths in blood are ''only'' the stuff of legends. However, the Blood Bath is very much a key component to be found in any story with her or about her, and any stories that feature a Blood Bath without Bathory as a character will often allude to her motives for doing this (lifted directly from the legends) and may also mention her by name (or, at least, give a character partaking in this a similar name as a ShoutOut).

Characters who bathe in blood often exhibit qualities associated with [[{{Vampire}} vampirism]], especially when alluding to blood being rejuvenating or how they come to acquire their blood in the first place; BloodLust and [[FangsAreEvil fangs]] can be commonly noticed as well. In cases not involving outright vampiric entities, characters may be dabbling in TheDarkArts, especially BloodMagic. The trope itself can also follow the RuleOfSymbolism to deliver AnAesop about [[FairestOfThemAll the evils of vanity]] and ImmortalityImmorality.

A less common, [[OlderThanTheyThink but much older]], variant of the trope takes after the story of the warrior Siegfried from the ''Literature/{{Nibelungenlied}}'', whose body was made invulnerable after bathing in the blood of a dragon.

This trope is '''NOT''' to be confused with instances where bloody corpses are found in bathtubs or [[BloodIsSquickerInWater any kind of small body of water]], like in BathSuicide or [[DeadlyBath any grisly murders in bathrooms]] (unless the blood from the victim(s) of said suicides and murders are used for ''someone else'' to bathe in, of course).

See Also: LiquidAssets, LifeDrinker.

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[[folder: Anime And Manga]]
* Based on both the Elizabeth Bathory legend and Vlad the Impaler, one of the scariest villains of ''Manga/GhostHunt'' was a Japanese lord who bathed in the blood of numerous servants in the hope of extending his life and took up the moniker "Urado" (Vlad).
* In the Korean {{Manhwa}} ''Horror Collector'', the protagonist seeks to resurrect Elizabeth Bathory from a doll that she had apparently sealed her spirit inside of through one of her blood bathing rituals. Bathory herself is shown to be surprisingly compassionate, despite bathing in the blood of her victims.
* In ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', it's revealed in a flashback that the [[spoiler:Black Book Club]] bathed in the blood of the [[DarkIsNotEvil innocent demons]] they had slaughtered, mostly ForTheEvulz. The discovery of this (as well as several other factors) [[spoiler:[[StartOfDarkness drove Shinobu Sensui]] [[SanitySlippage batshit]] [[SplitPersonality insane]]]].
* Alpha Siegfried of ''SaintSeiya'' (Anime only) shares his AchillesHeel with his namesake from the ''Literature/{{Nibelungenlied}}''-- he slays a dragon and bathes in its blood, making himself invulnerable, but at that very moment, a tiny leaf falls on his back (coincidentally over his heart), preventing that bit of skin from being touched by the blood, and therefore making that spot the only part of his body that can be dealt a mortal blow.
* In ''{{Golion}}'', the evil witch Honerva bathes her cat in blood (although [[{{Bowdlerised}} it's called a "lava bath"]] in ''{{Voltron}}'').
* In ''VampireHunterD: Bloodlust'', the spirit of the main antagonist, Carmilla, is brought back to her physical body by bathing her corpse in [[spoiler: Charlotte's]] blood.
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[[folder:Comics]]
* NikolaiDante's invitation to a gathering of the Cadre Infernale led to him meeting the High Priestess of the order, [[Literature/{{Carmilla}} Camilla]] [[ShoutOut Le Fanu]], bathing in what Nikolai at first thought was red wine. She alludes to the rejuvenating effects of Blood Baths being discovered by Bathory but insists that, unlike Bathory, she gets her blood from young women who are ''willing'' to donate a few pints in exchange for a tax exemption. However, it turns out that jobless women who can't pay taxes are [[KillThePoor bled for all they got]].
* Readers first meet Solomon Ravne from ''[[ComicBook/TwoThousandAD 2000 AD]]'''s ''Caballistics, Inc.'' in the middle of one such bath, surrounded by the naked, bleeding corpses the blood had to have come from. [[spoiler: Because Ravne is suggested to be Really700YearsOld]], it may be that such a bath is needed to maintain his age and appearance or prolong his life.
* GarthEnnis once wrote a ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' comic where the villain was a drug lord who got people hooked on a drug so he could kill them, fill a pool with their drugged-up blood, and get high by bathing in it.
** In ''ComicBook/BatmanTheCult'', Deacon Blackfire bathed in blood, supposedly to make himself immortal.
* ''ComicBook/{{Hellboy}}: Wake the Devil'' references the original legend about Elizabeth Bathory. The blood baths are only mentioned, not shown, but the iron maiden that was used to obtain the blood plays a pivotal role in the plot.
* Elizabeth Bathory was a very minor adversary in MarvelComics' ''ComicBook/DraculaLives''. Originally, Dracula intended to make Bathory his vampiric servant, but her baths in the blood of virgins had made her immune to Dracula's control, so they briefly agreed to form an alliance. When Bathory finally betrayed Dracula, he ended up [[HistoricalInJoke stealing her journals and turning them in to the authorities, which led to her being sealed in a room in her castle as punishment.]] Dracula later confronted Bathory in her cell and drained her of all her blood; she aged to death in seconds.
* In ''ComicBook/ConanTheBarbarian'', when the [[TheCaligula malicious]] King Numedides expressed a desire to become immortal, he enlisted the services of the EvilSorcerer Thulandra Thuu, and together, they sacrificed young women in order for Numedides to bathe in their blood.
* Comicbook/BlackPanther foe Man-Ape gained his SuperStrength by eating the flesh and bathing in the blood of a rare white gorilla.
* The JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind one-shot ''ComicBook/{{Carnage}}: It's A Wonderful Life'' has a sequence where Carnage (wearing swim trunks, goggles, and a bathing cap) is shown high-diving into a luxury pool filled with blood, as two babes cheer him on.
* One chapter of the ''[[ComicBook/TwoThousandAD 2000 AD]]'' strip "A Love Like Blood" features the vampire king Karkossa lounging in what appears to be a blood ''jacuzzi'' while also being fellated by female vampires.
* Emily Christy of ''ComicBook/HackSlash'' resorts to something akin to this in order to retain a human appearance in ''Tub Club'', manipulating students into weird bloodletting pool orgies as a part of being in the titular secret society. Cassie is also depicted as partaking in one [[http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/0/9241/401403-19269-130951-1-hack-slash--the-ser_super.jpg on a cover]] from the same StoryArc.
* In ''[[JohnCarterOfMars Warlord of Mars]]'' #17, Commandant Keisari, military commander of the Vathek (a race of vampires who dwell on Saturn), is shown bathing in a tub that is being filled from draining corpses suspended above it.
* A ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' strip published in the "Judge Dredd Mega Special 1995" concerns a pop singer who retained his youth and good looks through TheDarkArts, human sacrifice, and bathing in blood--the literal blood bath being implied to be the most crucial step in the singer's rejuvenation rituals. Strangely enough, 22nd Century technology has made several means of rejuvenation (including some that are legal) readily available to [[MegaCity Mega-City One]] citizens, which makes it a bit odd to see somebody taking this route, instead.
* This is the main gimmick of TeenTitans villain Brother Blood, a supervillain cult leader who bathes in the blood of his followers to prolong his life (although not indefinitely).
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[[folder:Fan Fic]]
* This bath is taken by the vampires in ''AvatarAndTheAirbendingFellowshipOfVampireSlayers''.
* In the ''KingdomHearts'' fic ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3872861/1/The_Blood_Game The Blood Game]]'', [[spoiler:Marluxia]] forces [[spoiler:Vexen]] to bathe in a tub full of blood with him.
* In Lauralot's fic ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4679528/1/Act_Like_We_Are_Fools Act Like We Are Fools]]'', the Joker fills a bathtub with blood in a misguided, possibly intentionally traumatizing, attempt to alleviate Jonathan Crane's dislike of baths.
* ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6221033/1/Bridal-Shower Bridal Shower]]'', a [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Dresden Files]] fanfic, is connected to the Bathory blood bath myth.
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[[folder:Film]]
* ''Film/BladeTrilogy'':
** The first ''Film/{{Blade}}'' movie opens at a vampire rave called "Blood Bath" where all the vampires get ''showered'' in blood through the sprinkler system.
** In ''Film/BladeII'', Vampire Lord Damaskinos wades into a small but literal pool of blood. Then, later on, Blade is rejuvenated when he takes a nosedive into one such pool.
* ''Immoral Tales'' is an AnthologyFilm which includes a section on Bathory and sequences of her bathing in blood.
* ''Film/CountessDracula'' is a HammerHorror film about Bathory bathing in blood.
* Dracula's corpse is given a blood bath to revive him in ''DraculaIIAscension''.
* In ''[[{{Hostel}} Hostel II]]'', one of the clients of the Elite Hunting group is a woman who slices up a suspended female captive with scythes and sickles, and bathes in the blood that spills out of her wounds. The client happened to be named [[ShoutOut Mrs. Bathory]].
* The German film ''Film/{{Nekromantik}}'', which follows the everyday lives of a pair of [[ILoveTheDead necrophiliacs]], has a scene where one of the main characters takes a bath in blood-laden water.
* In Mark's nightmare in ''Film/FreddyVsJason'', Freddy first appears lounging in a bathtub full of blood, disguised as Mark's dead brother, who [[BathSuicide committed suicide while taking a bath]].
* ''Film/LasVegasBloodbath'' ends with a police officer finding the killer hanging out in a bathtub filled with the blood and body parts of a group of people he had just massacred.
* ''The Countess'', a drama about Elizabeth Bathory, depicts Bathory as having first applied the blood of virgin girls as a cosmetic but gradually demanded more and more blood until, eventually, she was bathing in it.
* The ''[[Film/ThirtyDaysOfNight 30 Days of Night]]'' sequel has one of these.
* The psycho in 1987's ''Rampage'', loosely based on the serial killings of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Chase Richard Chase]], has recurring hallucinations in which he is showering himself with blood.
* ''Speed Demon'' has several scenes where men clad only in boxers perform a "purification ritual" that involves sensually washing each other with blood.
* The indie horror flick ''Film/GraveEncounters'' features a character who disappears in a bathtub full of blood when some paranormal force pulls him into it.
* The Japanese fantasy film ''Film/LegendOfTheEightSamurai'' has the BigBad villainess bathing nude in blood to rejuvenate herself.
* In ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' Ronan bathes in the blood of Xandarians he's executed. This isn't immediately apparent due to the Xandarians' [[AlienBlood blue-black blood]], but then we see him start to refill his tub.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* The character Elizabeth ''Bartholdi'' appears in Creator/MercedesLackey, Eric Flint, and Dave Freer's ''HeirsOfAlexandria'' HistoricalFantasy series. She bathes in a special tub carved from a single slab of marble, and the blood keeps her eternally young in an attempt to avoid the price of her deal with the Devil.
* One of the Magpyr ancestors in ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum'' is a parody of Bathory (although her name's Literature/{{Carmilla}}). The modern Magpyrs believe the story of her bathing in the blood of two hundred virgins is highly exaggerated. The bath would overflow if you used more than eighty. They've checked.
* James Follett's book and radio play ''Ice'' has a bizarre variation on this one. When the heroine is dying from hypothermia at sea, one of the heroes cuts a human-sized hole in a Blue Whale's skin, [[ItMakesSenseInContext which promptly fills with warm blood]].
* A demonic shower room which features shower heads that shoot blood shows up in a dream sequence in ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet: Dreamspawn''. Freddy (who's [[{{Squick}} wearing absolutely nothing but a towel around his waist]]) finds it refreshing, while his intended victim is completely horrified, especially when the drains fail to work and the room starts filling up.
* ''[[TheLaundrySeries The Jennifer Morgue]]'' by Charles Stross references the original legend with Bathory [=PaleGrace=] (TM), a makeup that carries a youth-projecting glamour in every jar. As the company's founder says, [[PostModernMagik stem cell research means they're down to about 14 parts per million virgin blood]] in every jar...but [[HumanSacrifice there's no other way to get the endorphins that come with stress]].
* In ''Literature/{{Dracula The Un-Dead}}'', John Seward, who suspects Elizabeth Bathory of being a vampire, witnesses her bathe in a young woman's blood.
* ''{{Belgariad}}'' sees the [[EvilSorcerer Evil Sorceress]] and priestess of a ReligionOfEvil, Zandramas, show a fondness for cutting out people's hearts and bathing in their blood.
* In ''[[Literature/{{Spellsinger}} The Day of the Dissonance]]'', a group of fairies decide to sacrifice a young girl who they have captive, believing that bathing in virgin's blood will help them. The sacrifice is called off, however, when the girl breaks into hysterical laughter after being told this. It seems she was held captive by pirates for quite a while and is no longer a fitting sacrifice.
* In the ''{{Dragonlance}}'' stories, Maladar's backstory contains a few details about slaughtering thousands of nobles' sons, just so he can bathe in their blood.
* Erzebet Bizecka of Alisa Libby's ''Blood Confession'' has a habit of killing her servants in her dungeon and bathing in their blood in order to preserve her youth and beauty.
* The eponymous demonic VillainProtagonist from Creator/CliveBarker's ''Literature/MisterBGone'' bathes in a tub full of blood from dead babies. He complains how difficult it is to keep them alive long enough for the bath to be warm when he empties their blood into it.
* In the ''Literature/GodspeakerTrilogy'', Mijak's godspeakers bathe in animal blood to commune with their god.
* The German epic poem ''Literature/{{Nibelungenlied}}'' (c. 1200 AD) has the hero Siegfried becoming invulnerable (except for [[AchillesHeel a spot on his shoulder]]) by bathing in the blood of a dragon that he killed. (This does not apply to Siegfried's Norse counterpart Sigurd.)
* According to events in ''Literature/CountAndCountess'', Elizabeth Bathory's blood baths began as a means to cure her epilepsy. [[spoiler: It didn't work.]]
* In ''Literature/LilyQuench'', bathing in the blood of a dragon will cause the bather to become immune to fire and fear, although this also comes at the price of the bather's humanity burning away so that even if a good character does this, it's bound to eventually turn him/her evil.
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[[folder: Live Action TV]]
* One prank on ''Series/ScareTactics'' set up the target as a new employee at a health spa "for professional clientèle" that uses "very expensive ingredients". Along with female clients who come in for rejuvenation treatments is a list of younger women and their corresponding blood types. The exact scare prank involved the target walking in as one young woman is being bled over a bathtub that an older client was bathing in.
* The first episode of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' had [[BigBad The Master]] hanging out in a pool of blood while [[NonNudeBathing fully dressed]].
** In a later episode, when Spike thinks he's going to get his MoralityChip removed, he boasts about how he's going to kill Buffy and swim in her blood. ("I'm going to do the backstroke!")
* The first episode of HBO's ''Series/{{Rome}}'' features Atia taking a nude shower in the blood cascading down from a slaughtered bull as part of a religious ritual in an unspecified Great Mother cult. The ritual was to provide spiritual protection for [[EmperorAugustus her son]] on a journey to meet [[Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar his uncle]] in Gaul.
* In ''Series/TheXFiles'' episode "Sanguinarium", Nurse Waite is discovered lying in wait for Dr. Lloyd at his house, submerged in a bathtub filled with blood.
* ''Series/FromDuskTillDawn'' has [[AwesomeMcCoolName Santanico Pandemonium]] taking a bath in blood before she goes onstage.
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[[folder:Music]]
* Metal band CradleOfFilth released the concept album ''Cruelty And The Beast'' about Countess Bathory. The album cover depicts her in a bathtub filled with blood.
* The song "Bathe In Blood" by metal band {{Evile}} references both using blood to restore youth and the vanity that would entail.
* The album cover for {{Kamelot}}'s ''Karma'' depicts a woman in a nightgown waist-deep in a pool of blood. The last three songs on the album, "Elizabeth I, II, & III," are about ElizabethBathory's life.
* The metal band {{Bathory}} not only shares its name with the TropeMaker, but has also written a number of songs about her that also hint at this practice - notably, "Woman Of Dark Desires".
* {{Music/Yoshiki Hayashi}} took a Blood Bath in a photoshoot for Fool's Mate magazine and, in the past with {{Music/X Japan}}, has written a song about Elizabeth Bathory entitled "Rose of Pain".
* Music/{{Venom}}'s song "Countess Bathory" from their album ''Black Metal'' is obviously about the TropeMaker and makes mention of this practice.
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[[folder: Music Videos]]
* {{Eminem}} is seen taking one such bath in the video for his single "3 A.M.".
* The video for Supergrass's single "Mary" parodies the "video nasties" of the 1970s and 80s. At one point a woman is in a bath when the pipes on the wall start to rattle and spew blood, the bath is soon overflowing with blood, and the drain tries to suck her in.
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[[folder: Mythology & Folklore]]
* Poet Peter of Eboli alleged that Court of Norman member [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_of_Ajello Matthew of Ajello]] attempted to cure his gout by washing his feet in the blood of children.
* According to Christian legend, when Roman Emperor Constantine I contracted leprosy, the pagan priests told him to bathe in the blood of babies as a cure. Refusing to do this, he allegedly sought counsel from Pope Sylvester I, who cured him. This legend is the background for the Donation of Constantine, now shown to be a forgery, which purported to grant the entire Western Empire to the papacy.
* In rabbinic tradition, the Pharaoh of Egypt in Exodus is said to have contracted leprosy and treated it by bathing in the blood of Israelite babies, ordering one baby a day killed for this purpose.
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[[folder: Tabletop Games]]
* The new ''[[NewWorldOfDarkness World Of Darkness]]'' supplement "Immortals" has [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Blood Bathers]], who [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment gain a sort of immortality by bathing in blood]]. Their blood bathing ritual is guaranteed to place any characters who partake in it at [[ObviouslyEvil the very low end]] of the [[KarmaMeter Karma Dial]].
* ''VampireTheRequiem'' has a bloodline of vampires called the Galloi who bathe in blood to make themselves more beautiful. They're not related to Bathory, though; they take their unique Discipline from the worship of Cybele, which often involved initiates being bathed in the blood of a bull to symbolize cleansing (and...[[GroinAttack other things]]). Additionally, both Macellarius and Noctoku tend to feast on blood in this manner; the Noctoku can absorb blood through their skin.
** The predecessor, ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'', had the Blood Bath as one of the sacred rites of the [[ReligionOfEvil Sabbat]]. It wasn't about youth, but more a ritual of baptism and consecration interpreted through the Sabbat's "Crusades-era Catholicism on PCP" lens.
* In the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' universe:
** The Hag Queens of the Dark Elves practice this, bathing in a magical cauldron filled with blood to maintain their youth. As with so much in Warhammer, the evil blood magic of the cauldrons has been weaponised, and they are wheeled into battle atop grandiose carriages where they act as a focus for the bloodthirsty rites of the Death Hags in praise of the god Khaine - Lord of Murder. The magic of the cauldrons slowly becomes less effective over the centuries, such that the oldest and most powerful Hag Queen - Crone Hellebron - has to endure most of the year as a withered ancient for the few days of youth and vigour it now grants her.
** A shout-out to this trope occurs in a vampire context, thanks to the magical Blood Chalice of Bathori carried by the vampiress Isabella von Carstein.
* Vampires in ''{{GURPS}} Fantasy'' can only heal their injuries by bathing in blood.
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[[folder:Toys]]
* [=McFarlane=] Toys included an Elizabeth Bathory figure bathing in a tub of blood in their [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/6_Faces_of_Madness 6 Faces of Madness]] line.
* {{Zigzagged|Trope}} with the MonsterHigh toys. As they are fashion dolls, one can buy accessory play sets related to beautification that are owned by specific characters. The vampire character gets a high backed, clawfooted tub; however, she is a literal VegetarianVampire and, therefore, bathes in protein and vitamin supplements, rather than blood.
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[[folder: Video Games]]
* The female villain in ''NinjaGaiden II'' for the {{Xbox 360}} is seen bathing in a pool of blood at one point and is even named "Elizabet" as a ShoutOut.
* One monster in ''[[VideoGame/{{Diablo}} Diablo II]]'', dubbed "The Countess", is described as having "bathed in the rejuvenating blood of a hundred virgins" in the tome that initiates her quest.
** She can refer to this trope when you meet her, too. "Here for a Blood Bath?"
* An old magazine ad for ''VideoGame/{{Blood}}'' featured some dude, presumably Caleb, in a bathtub full of blood with the tagline "Blood? You're soaking in it."
* The ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' user map ''DefenseOfTheAncients'' has the Demon/Orc hybrid [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Strygwyr the Bloodseeker]], who bathes in the blood of his slain victims to heal his wounds--including those that can otherwise prove fatal.
* The final boss chamber in ''[[VideoGame/{{Bloodrayne}} BloodRayne 2]]'' has a bath full of blood that can regenerate the main character's health and blood meters. Standing in the pool using Rayne's [[TimeStandsStill time stopping ability]] [[GameBreaker makes this the easiest fight in the game.]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Okamiden}}'' sees the player travel through time to prevent Akuro from becoming perfect through bathing the vessel he wishes to possess in Orochi's blood.
* A whole row of them can be found in ''VideoGame/{{Outlast}}''. A corpse is found in one, with another inmate 'washing' it with its own blood. It's not pretty.
* The Sumerian demon Inanna in ''VideoGame/CliveBarkersJericho'' is encountered while taking a blood shower. As a skilled sanguimancer, she can use the blood to summon the Sumerian Puppet God. Some of the pools in the Roman baths are also filled with blood. (In case you were wondering, the other pools are filled with vomit and excrement.)
* Variation in [[VideoGame/MortalKombat9 the]] ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombat9 Mortal Kombat]]'' [[VideoGame/MortalKombat9 remake]]: the stage at the Bottom of the Pit has blood ''showers''. And yes, standing under them gets your character completely drenched in crimson.
** DLC character Skarlet is a HumanoidAbomination who gains strength from the blood of fallen warriors (which she consists of). Her fatalities, therefore, involve her enemy's blood spraying/showering over her. Furthermore, her fatality tutorial informs us that Bathory is her favorite historical figure.
* Vampire Sion does this in her ''MeltyBlood'' Actress Again ending.
* In ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'', this trope is mentioned in one of the potential descriptions for the stench vampires in Dreadsylvania... and mocked by the narrator pointing out that a bath-tub full of blood would quickly coagulate and rot. In this case, it explains the foul odor of the [[ElementalRockPaperScissors stench-aligned]] vampire.
* A bathtub specifically made for this is available in ''TheSims2'', specifically in the "Makin' Magic" expansion pack.
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[[folder: Web Comics]]
* The human royal couple from ''{{Drowtales}}'' hunted Elves for this purpose in order to gain immortality. Whether it actually worked is not stated, but given how different fae and human biology are it most likely didn't. Their castle, Chactice, is even named after the modern name for the castle where Elizabeth Bathory lived, Cachtice Castle.
* [[http://ming85.deviantart.com/gallery/57627#/d1b8hfn "The Bath"]], a short comic by Ming85.
* KarateBears [[http://www.karatebears.com/2011/07/innocent-bath.html like taking baths in the blood of the innocent.]]
* In ''Webcomic/BeCalm'', Ardois wakes up in one [[spoiler: after hurling a piece of metal through Richard]].
* In ''Webcomic/BloodStain'', Elliot thinks of one in an ImagineSpot about the doctor's appearance.
* In ''Webcomic/ElfBlood'', one of TKO's more complex spells involved killing a goat and bathing in its blood.
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[[folder: Web Original]]
* An early ''NeuroticallyYours'' short with Germaine getting attacked by the Ghostface Killer from the ''Franchise/{{Scream}}'' movies ends with Germaine continuing her bath in the killer's own blood while his body is seen hanging from the ceiling in the background.
* During the midst of the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' craze, humor site Cap'n Wacky made [[http://www.capnwacky.com/reviews/harrypotter.html a parody review]] of a book in the series called ''Harry Potter Bathes in the Blood of Virgins'', in which Harry seeks to find some way of staying young forever.
* ''Roleplay/TheGunganCouncil'' features a family with the surname Bathory that enjoys partaking in the activity most often associated with their historical namesake.
* In ''ThePowerOfDarkness'', Masochist takes such a bath at one point in the story just because he likes it.
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[[folder: Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/HellboyAnimated: Blood and Iron'' features a vampire named Erzsebet Ondrushko, clearly based on Elizabeth Bathory, who bathes in blood to preserve her youth. [[spoiler:She gets killed when Professor Bruttenholm sneaks some holy water into her blood bath.]]
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', God gets pissed at Peter for creating a religion based around himself and starts attacking the Griffins with the ten plagues of Egypt, one of which sees Stewie's bath water turn into blood. While the rest of the family is freaked out, Stewie is enjoying himself.
--> '''Stewie:''' How positively delightful! It's as if someone stabbed Mr. Bubble!
* The ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'' episode "Innocence" follows Orel as he tries to obtain blood to profess his innocence to God and stay young forever (after separate conversations with the Christeins and Coach Stopframe "teach" Orel about the powers of blood). This leads to his father, Clay, discovering Orel in a bathtub surrounded by Doughy, Billy, Tommy, and Maryenetta, with their wrists cut open and bleeding into the tub in the episode "Grounded". The show itself, however, presents all this in AnachronicOrder with the conclusion to these events in "Grounded" being aired first and the set-up in "Innocence" being shown later.
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[[folder: Real Life]]
* OlderThanFeudalism: The Christian apologist Prudentius accused the priests of the Magna Mater of bathing in bulls' blood in their Taurobolium; he may have been exaggerating, but nonetheless, the trope appears in his anti-pagan writings.
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