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Want a surefire way to BreakTheCutie? Well, nothing causes mental trauma quite like being covered in the blood of another person. Not only that, but the image this creates is so [[TrueArtIsAngsty arty]] that it can let you get away with putting lots of violence in your film and still have it called TrueArt.

Can be a GoryDiscretionShot, although not always--the most common way it will play out is that someone will have a gun to their head, ready to commit suicide. The innocent one begs them to stop, we hear a gunshot, and then see the blood hit the face.

See also HarmfulToMinors. Compare with BloodIsTheNewBlack, BloodSplatteredWeddingDress, CoveredInGunge.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Literature/{{Another}}'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZcrZGVKvI8 Mr. Kubodera's]] death led to this. [[spoiler:Although that's probably to be expected when you repeatedly stab yourself in the throat in front of all your students]].
* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'': In episode 25, a young girl is seen walking the streets covered in blood and tears after several women around her got crushed by stray rubble resulting from the ensuing chaos.
* ''Manga/BetrayalKnowsMyName'': In episode 4 Yuki gets some of Zess's blood on his face after Zess is stabbed by Uzuki. (A demon is controlling Uzuki).
* ''Manga/BlackButler'': During the end of UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper arc Ciel and Sebastian are standing outside of Mary Kelly's building so they can catch The Ripper. Following a scream Ciel flings the door open only to be hit with a splatter of blood on his face. Ciel's not necessarily innocent, per se (he has no qualms with killing 'bad guys'), but he was only 12 years old at the time, and it obviously affected him to the point of freezing up in terror for the whole next scene.
* ''Manga/BlackLagoon'': the "[[CreepyTwins vampire twins]]" get blood all over themselves. [[spoiler: Of course, ''they'' enjoy it hugely...as long as it's not their own.]]
* ''Manga/BladeOfTheImmortal'': part of Manji's backstory tells how he inadvertently caused his sister Machi to lose her touch with reality: she came across her brother killing her husband, and Manji didn't realize what he was to her until it was too late and she got smeared with his blood.
* ''Manga/Brave10'': During the second attempt on her life by Tokugawa's {{ninja}}s at the beginning of the series, Isanami's face gets bloodied by a dying ninja for maximum traumatization.
* ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'': Variation, where the cutie was already broken before the blood splattering. Her lack of reaction is violently contrast by the horrified reaction of the people around her.
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': Possibly subverted in [[WhamEpisode episode 22]]: [[spoiler:the sweet, innocent Euphemia, splattered with the blood of people she was forced to kill by Lelouch's malfunctioning Geass]].
** A more conventional example occurs in the flashbacks to Marianne's death, with Nunnaly as the blood-splattered innocent while Lelouch looks on in horror from atop the stairs.
** And the first time Lelouch uses his Geass [[PsychicAssistedSuicide to order a bunch of soldier to kill themselves]], he ends up with some blood on his face, as he looks in horror the people he killed, and realizes his life would change after that. Then he [[PsychoticSmirk grins the most evil grin in the world]], revealing the ''[[MagnificentBastard other]]'' [[MagnificentBastard side of his personality]].
* ''{{LightNovel/Durarara}}'': This seems to happen to Anri an awful lot.
* ''Manga/ElfenLied'': Given that many of the characters are [[PsychopathicManchild homicidal]] {{Tyke Bomb}}s with the power to tear humans apart in various graphic ways, there are many examples of this trope.
** Kouta was splattered with blood when [[spoiler:Lucy (Kaede) rips his sister in half]].
* ''Anime/EurekaSeven'': When "the children" are discovered by Eureka they're covered in the blood of their family that Eureka just killed.
** In episode 37, blood was splattered all over the mother and child when Anemone slaughtered the anti-body Coralian.
* ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'': Subverted in the first episode of ''2nd Gig''. Section 9 has been ordered to storm the Chinese Embassy which has been seized by terrorists, but under no circumstances must any hostages be harmed. There's an OhCrap moment when a terrorist drags away a female hostage, then blood splatters on her co-worker. [[BigDamnHeroes Turns out its the terrorist who's been shot.]]
* ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' subverts this. Yuki is busy protecting Kyon from Ryoko, and she gets hit with half a dozen steel spikes. Ryoko then impales her with 2 tentacles, ripping through her chest cavity. We see Kyon's face splattered with Yuki's blood. She gets better though.
** In the movie, though, this happens perfectly. [[spoiler:After Yuki turns herself and the world around her into normals, Kyon is sent back to fix everything. Just as he is about to, Ryoko stabs him in the back out of nowhere and pulls the knife out, splattering the now-normal+innocent Yuki with blood.]] Her expression is [[TearJerker Tear Jerkish]] for the audience, but the whole situation would be a severe case of horror for the [[spoiler:now-normal Yuki.]]
* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'': Variation; during a flashback, we see how Seras ''avoided'' being drenched in blood, because she was hidden in a closet, but winds up in a puddle of her ''own'' blood after being shot while [[EyeScream stabbing a man in the eye]].
** In a flashback to how her uncle turned on her practically the moment her father died, we got an {{inverted}} case. Integra is shot, leading to an otherwise inactive Alucard being splashed with her blood.
* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'': Happens so often (most notably during the BigBad's StartOfDarkness) that you start to wonder how they can afford to clean up the mess so often.
** Subverted in the manga-only arc ''Onisarashi-hen''. After appearing to play this trope straight three times in a row, [[spoiler:Detective Oishi realizes that the Blood Splattered Innocent in question is a bit ''too'' blood splattered to really be innocent...]]
* ''Manga/IAmAHero'': Happens to Hiromi in an early chapter, when a suicidal zombie decapitates itself in front of her. This doesn't seem to trouble her very much, [[RealityEnsues except as a result of the infection risk from having it near her eyes]].
* ''LightNovel/KyoKaraMaoh'': Yuuri when [[spoiler:Saralegui gets shot with an arrow.]]
* ''Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce'': Lily during her time as a lab experiment. Having test subjects undergo BodyHorror and burst right in front of her, splattering her with their blood, really didn't help [[TraumaInducedAmnesia her mental state]].
* [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' when Kabuto fought with Tsunade at the start of the big Sannin rumble. Kabuto cut open his hand and sprayed blood across Tsunade's face to send her into a HeroicBSOD- Tsunade at the time was still suffering from [[AfraidOfBlood hemophobia]] stemming from an incident in her past where she was soaked in blood while trying and failing to save her lover Dan from dying from his wounds. She manages to get over it, though.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': If you think on it a certain way (i.e. an insane way), Shinji Ikari is one during the destruction of Unit 03. Even though he was doing the destroying. Sorta. [[spoiler:He was in the Eva, meaning he felt EVERYTHING that happened; him ripping his friend to pieces, the blood spraying all over him etc etc, but he wasn't in control of his Eva. His dad was.]] And Gendo did this to teach Shinji to follow his orders. Have we mentioned that Gendo is a bastard?!
** [[spoiler:Kaworu]]'s death scene in ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'' had a variant. While he and [[spoiler:Shinji]] were separated by a wall, the shot from [[spoiler:Kaworu]]'s side created this effect with [[spoiler:Shinji]] visible through the glass wall covered in blood.
* ''Manga/PandoraHearts'':
** [[spoiler:Vincent and the tragedy of Sabrie]], though this was possibly not so innocent.
** A straighter example is Oz in chapter 70.
* ''Manga/PeacemakerKurogane'': Often happens to poor Tetsunosuke.
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion'' plays with this. Homura shoots herself in the head in front of Mami, who is horrified... but Homura [[GoodThingYouCanHeal quickly recovers]], and she's the one who gets (her own) blood splashed on her face. She wasn't trying to kill herself--she had just finished an inconclusive battle with Mami and shot herself as a last-resort tactic to distract her [[spoiler:[[IAmNotLeftHanded which appears to work, but ultimately fails]]]]. She doesn't get around to cleaning up the mess until she runs into [[TheCutie Madoka]], apparently realizing a bloodied face might freak her out. [[spoiler:Homura turns out to have been a DamselInDistress for most of the movie, but takes a sudden FaceHeelTurn near the end, matching the subversive use of this trope.]]
* ''Anime/RedGarden'': [[spoiler:one of the cops investigating Lise's death]] gets killed just as [[spoiler:he ''finds'' Lise, who's BackFromTheDead]], splattering her with blood in the process. Then it just keeps happening... [[BreakTheCutie Poor girl]].
* ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'': Kenshin met his FirstLove Tomoe when, during one of his fights as Battousai, he [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe bisected an attacking ninja]] and she walked in on the scene [[DrowningMySorrows while drunk]], accidentally getting splattered by the man's blood.
-->"You make the bloody rain fall."
* ''Manga/SchoolLive'': The first time Kurumi killed a zombie it was [[KillTheOnesYouLove her upperclassman crush]]. She used a shovel in self-defense and shoved it through his throat. Kurumi ended up covered in blood.
* ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain'': when Lain confronts a suicidal drug-user in a club. [[spoiler:Even worse it's Lain's doppleganger talking, but she reverts to being normal Lain while still covered in blood]]. That was her first great moment, and it sets the grim, disturbing mood of the rest of the series.
* ''Manga/XxxHolic'': A slight variant occurs when a woman's wish on a monkey's paw inadvertently causes a man to fall in front of a train. The ensuing spray of blood splashes over the platform and onto her shoes.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Squee in ''ComicBook/JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac'' is traumatized again and again by witnessing Johnny's gruesome killings, but one time in particular, Johnny pulls out a pedophile's brain and ''throws it at the wall beside Squee'', splashing the blood all over him.
* You know, the flashback where [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bruce Wayne]]'s parents get [[HarmfulToMinors shot by a mugger]] and [[DramaticNecklaceRemoval his mother's necklace breaks]] and he ends up [[DeathByOriginStory kneeling in their blood]]?
* In ''ComicBook/{{NYX}}'', Kiden Nixon's dad was shot in front of her when she was a little girl, and the blood splattered on her face and clothes. She spent years doing drugs to blot out the memories.

* Used in an ''{{Series/Atlantis}}'' fanfiction called 'Jump' where Pythagoras arrives at the house, covered in the blood of a friend of Hercules who has just committed suicide in front of him.
* How the [[DownerBeginning police found Bridgette and Megan]] in ''[[Fanfic/FallinginDeeper Falling in Deeper]]''.
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10553003/16/Little-Dragon Little Dragon]]'' Harry manages to get [[FluffyTheTerrible Fluffy]] to attack the troll and he and his friends are splattered with troll blood.
* A variation of this happens in ''Fanfic/BeneathTheSunsSurface'', Celestia is [[ColdBloodedTorture tortured]] by a group of conspirator so brutally that her white fur ends up [[NightmareFuel black-tainted by her own dry blood]].
* Smurfette, Tapper, and Duncan [=McSmurf=] get splattered with blood that came from Jesus being beaten with scourges as they were watching the gruesome bloodbath in the ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'' story "Smurfed Behind: The Passion Of The Smurfs". However, none of the three are seriously traumatized from the event.

* Film/CaptainPhillips gets splattered with the blood of the pirates that captured him and he goes into shock.
* The last straw for Film/{{Carrie|1976}} is when a bucket of pig's blood is dumped on her by the AlphaBitch and her JerkJock boyfriend at the prom, after she had been made the prom queen. Carrie proceeds to [[BewareTheNiceOnes snap]] and turn her telekinetic powers into a weapon of revenge and destruction.
* ''Film/{{Dogma}}'': A nameless innocent is splattered with blood during Loki's 'smiting'. As the only 'pure' person in the boardroom of executives she is allowed to survive, although Loki does consider shooting her for not blessing him when he sneezed...
* ''Film/{{Doomsday}}'' loves splattering random people with blood.
* PlayedForLaughs in ''Film/DraculaDeadAndLovingIt'', when the main character has to stake his fiancee's vampiric sister. The resulting blow causes a geyser of blood that coats him and everything in the room in copious amounts of blood. But wait, she's still not quite dead yet... Time for another whack.
** Slightly subverted in that Van Helsing, who is in the same room at the time, comes out without a drop on him as he hid behind a pillar. As he puts it "Everything in life comes down to location, location, location..."
* In ''Film/KillBill'', the Bride introduces O-Ren through a StartOfDarkness flashback to O-Ren's childhood done in anime style, where Boss Matsumoto and his men kill both of her parents as she hides under the bed. At one point, a sword blade goes through her mother and the bed courtesy of Matsumoto himself, and her mother's blood drips down onto her. And [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSIET_P9Ckk Luis Bacalov's beautiful score from "The Grand Duel"]] is playing throughout.
** Not to mention the second "chapter" of the movie is entitled, ''The Blood Splattered Bride'', a ShoutOut to a LesbianVampire film with the same name. In fact, [[spoiler:she's splattered with blood for pretty much the majority of the movie.]]
*** [[spoiler:She sure as hell ain't innocent for most of it, though.]]
* Used in ''Film/KingdomOfHeaven'', in which a ''horse'' is splattered with so much blood it panics, rears up, and throws its rider.
* Phil, the nervous navigator in ''Film/MemphisBelle'' suffers a HeroicBSOD when an aircraft in front of them explodes, splattering blood and organs over the plexiglas nose...
** Subverted when the windshield is shot through and the bullet hits a bottle of tomato soup sitting on the dashboard, causing the pilot to panic and start screaming about being shot until the co-pilot tastes it (presumably for it having a strange consistency), and declares it to be soup. Very Funny...
*** The co-pilot declares it to be soup after finding a broken thermos, which was formerly filled with soup.
* Played for (deadpan) laughs in Icelandic film ''Noi Albinoi'', in which the protagonist accidentally tips an entire bucket of goose blood onto his father and grandmother.
* ''Film/PitchBlack'': Shazza gets a surprise face-full of blood when Zeke shoots one of the crash survivors, whom he takes to be Riddick about to attack her. ''"Crikey!"''
* Probably the closest that the ''viewing audience'' has come to being the innocent in a film is a scene in ''Film/{{Quarantine}}'' where the main character's camera man uses the lens of the InUniverseCamera to beat back an attacker, causing the screen to become covered in blood.
* Happens to Reba in the film and book versions of ''Literature/RedDragon''. Blood splatters across her face when Dolarhyde shoots himself with a shotgun in front of her. [[spoiler:Or so she thinks. He ultimately couldn't bring himself to kill her, but he needed a way to spare her life and still fake his own death and escape, so he blew the face off someone he murdered earlier that night, which she couldn't see due to being fully blind.]]
* The titular character of ''Film/LaReineMargot'' in the poster and the film. While this visually invokes BloodSplatteredWeddingDress, the white gown isn't Margot's wedding dress.
* Poor, poor ''Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera'''s Shilo Wallace. [[spoiler:Her father and godmother, the only people she's ever met thanks to her dad being a lunatic, are both brutally murdered by the movie's resident MagnificentBastard, and she walks away from the murder site covered in both of their blood.]]
* Played for BlackComedy in ''Film/ShootEmUp''. A woman gives birth in the middle of a shootout. The AntiHero then [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer cuts the umbilical cord with a point-blank gunshot]], splattering her face with blood. She's not happy.
* In ''Film/{{Splice}}'', this occurs to the front row of people at the press conference once Fred and Ginger, the two transgenic organisms created by Clive and Elsa for medical research, start fighting each other.
* Jack Regan suffers this in the 1978 ''[[Series/TheSweeney Sweeney]]'' movie when an armed robber evades capture by putting a sawn-off shotgun in his mouth. And it's not just blood either. Regan realistically freaks out and frantically scrubs his face clean.

* ''Literature/TheHungerGames'': Katniss gets introduced to the reality of being a Tribute in the Games when a boy that she's having a shoving match with over a backpack suddenly coughs blood in her face -- after being knifed in the back by another Tribute.
* ''Literature/InTheRealmsOfTheUnreal'': ''The Story of the Vivian Girls'' has lots of this, with illustrations.
* ''Literature/TheRoad'': This happens when [[NamelessNarrative the man]] shoots a marauder.
* ''Literature/ShadowOfTheHegemon'': Petra is covered in the blood, bone, and brains of her would-be rescuers after her kidnapper, Achilles, reveals himself and shoots them. She refuses to move or speak until she is allowed to wash the blood off.
* In ''Sten'' by Allan Cole and Chris Bunch, first aid training had the recruits practice on a robot simulating a wounded fellow soldier. If the recruit wasn't quick enough, an "artery ruptured," spraying him with simulated blood.
-->"The dye used in that blood won't wear off for two days. Maybe that'll help you think about how you'd feel if that dummy had really been your teammate."
* ''Literature/WarriorCats'': Lionblaze. Although most of the times he ends up splattered with blood, he's responsible, the times in ''Long Shadows'' when [[spoiler:Tigerstar shows him visions of himself killing Heathertail in a series of violent fashions]] may count.
** Generally averted with ''everyone else''.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{Angel}}''
** Lindsey in ''Blind Date''. He's hardly innocent, but he ''does'' look appropriately traumatized when the man next to him is shot and it ''is'' one of the rare occasions he's trying to do the right thing.
** And Fred [[BloodFromTheMouth coughs blood]] over Wesley before collapsing in "A Hole in the World".
** In the episode Inside Out, Connor's face is splattered with the blood of an innocent girl, who he allowed to be killed. Briefly before death she appeared as his mother, adding insult to injury.
** Joss Whedon appears to be a fan of this--in the episode Hell Bound a medium trying to reach Spike spits blood all over Fred's face before dying.
* ''Series/{{Borgia}}'': Pope Alexander VI is covered in blood when [[spoiler:Cesare stabs a man right in front of him with TheLanceOfLonginus]]. While the Borgia pope can [[CorruptChurch hardly be called "innocent"]], it does seem to badly unsettle him and affect how he sees his family.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': "Your shirt..." To explain: [[spoiler:When Tara]] is fatally shot, [[spoiler:her]] [[TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth final concern]] is for [[spoiler:Willow]]'s ruined, blood-splattered shirt.
* In the opening of the ''Series/CriminalMinds'' episode "Coda", an autistic boy is seen in profile, walking to the bus stop to catch his ride, just as he does at exactly the same time every day. It's only when the camera pans around to the front of him that it's revealed one side of his face is splattered with blood; one of his parents had just been critically wounded in their home and the other, kidnapped.
** J.J. got splattered with someone else's blood in a season five episode.
* A very angsty and emotional ''Series/{{CSI}}'' ep had Grissom covered in [[spoiler:Warrick's blood]] for a couple of scenes after [[spoiler:Warrick died]]. Grissom had held him to his chest and it got all over.
* Series/{{Dexter}} and his brother watch their mother and her drug-dealing buddies chopped to pieces with a chainsaw. Then they're left there for days. Neither of them grow up to be well-balanced individuals.
** The first time Dexter gets a flash of the repressed memory of his mother's murder at a similarly gruesome crime scene, it causes him to lose his cool and fall right into a pool of blood, leaving him covered in it. While adult Dexter is certainly not an innocent, the image works as a visual reference to the event that left him psychologically damaged.
* ''{{Series/Dollhouse}}'': An early episode had a flashback of Alpha's first rampage, during which we see Echo in the house showers drenched in the blood of the slaughtered people around her. Of course, being a doll, she is fairly oblivious to the fact that she should be traumatised (and barely even aware that there is anything wrong with the dead).
** The same episode opens with Topher, usually a self-contained smart-ass, covered in blood and stammering like a little kid about the killings he's just witnessed. [[spoiler:Topher gets this again in 2.11 when, not two minutes after kissing Bennett for the first time, he ends up with her brains all over his face.]]
* An episode of ''Forensic Files'' had a child arrive to preschool in his pajamas covered in blood. His grandparents had been murdered and he ran the two miles to the school.
* ''Series/{{Gotham}}'': [[spoiler:Lee Thompkins]] ends her first married day splattered with blood of her fiance, who's gunned down by her ex, [[spoiler:Jim Gordon, just as her fiance was about to stab her with a knife, driven insane by a [[HatePlague virus]]. ''[[FridgeHorror Which is carried in blood]]''.]]
* D.L.'s murder in ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' resulted in Niki being sprayed with his blood.
* ''Series/{{Lost}}'': An extra named Doug is shot by mercenaries and has his blood sprayed on Sawyer (who, it's worth noting, is in no sense of the word innocent).
** They also do this in Season 1 when Arzt is blown up by dynamite. Hurley, Locke, Jack and Kate are covered with pieces of him, leading Hurley to exclaim "You've got a piece of... Arzt... on you."
* ''Series/MadMen'': There's an episode where Smitty the copywriter is riding a lawnmower around the office. Later Lois the secretary, one of the ne'er-do-wells of the office, takes a turn and accidentally runs over the foot of one of the British executives who have bought the company. Wacky hijinks suddenly turn into buckets of blood all over the other executives and copywriters. [[{{Squick}} Someone's still scrubbing blood off the walls hours later]], and poor Guy loses his foot and is considered to have lost his whole career because of it.
* B.J. goes through this before even arriving at the 4077th ''Series/{{Mash}}'' in "Welcome to Korea", when he, Hawkeye, and Radar stop to help a group of soldiers on the side of the road.
* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'': When [[spoiler:[[BoomHeadshot Kate]]]] is shot, Tony is sprayed with her blood. One of the saddest shots of the series.
* ''Series/OrphanBlack'': In episode 4, Helena leaves a little boy basically covered in blood after breaking into his house to clean her wounds.
* [[GrossOutShow Played for laughs]] in ''Series/RedDwarf'' episode "Justice", when Lister's pus-filled head burst. We just hear a splattering noise, and then the Cat enters, covered in blood and pus, and looking traumatised.
* ''Series/{{Sanctuary}}'': Happens to a nosy reporter in an episode. Interestingly, her cameraman seems more traumatized by it than she is.
* ''Series/StateOfPlay'': Della moves from the "protect the story" angle to the "we need to help the police" side of the argument when the detective she'd gotten to know as a source was shot by a sniper in front of her.
* ''Series/Studio60OnTheSunsetStrip'' - but only because a character was acting in a film that had a fatal gun accident.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''
** Played for [[{{Squick}} squicky]] laughs in the episode, "Mystery Spot". Sam is going slightly mental from [[GroundhogDayLoop watching Dean die over and over again]] and is hacking apart the Mystery Spot with an axe while Dean and the tied-up owner wait. Dean goes over to try and get Sam to calm down, they have an off-screen argument and then Dean's blood splatters all over the owner.
** Used more seriously in "Bloodlust". Dean kills a vampire brutally (by holding it down and cutting its head off with a circular saw, off-screen) and when he looks back up at his brother, who's staring at him, his face is splattered in blood.
** In the AlternateUniverse episode "It's a Terrible Life", Sam Wesson gets a bloody introduction to the finer points of monster-hunting.
** A neighbor of Bobby's who's expressed romantic interest changes her mind when Bobby shoves a demon into her wood chipper, spraying her with LudicrousGibs.
* How about Sookie in like every. single. episode of ''Series/TrueBlood''? To her credit, she usually gets over it pretty quickly. Or maybe that's just because it usually happens right at the end of the episode.

[[folder:Music Videos]]
* In the music video for We Are Scientists "It's A Hit". This is an example it being used as a nondiscretion shot, as we clearly see the fatal punch land, and then cut to the LittlestCancerPatient sprayed with his hero's blood.
* Occurs at the end of the music video for Music/PearlJam's "Jeremy", when the title character [[spoiler:blows his brains out in front of his class]].

[[folder: Theme Parks]]
* Many of the gory houses at the Universal Studios' Theatre/HalloweenHorrorNights event include hidden water sprayers to simulate blood splattering on the guests. HHN Orlando's The People Under the Stairs in 1992 actually splattered guests with thick, red fake blood.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Helena in ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive 2'', this occurred when her mother [[TakingTheBullet took a bullet meant for her]].
* Cloud plays the part of the blood-splattered innocent in Crisis Core: ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', though in his case he wasn't actually within range when Zack was shot, and ended up with blood on his face because he was embraced by his friend before he died. The image was still just as striking, though.
* One of the most striking images in ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'' is that of a young Fei, his face splattered with the blood of the [[spoiler:mother]] that protected him.
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'':
** All the backstories of the Beauties, but Crying Wolf's especially. She was found carrying the corpse of her baby brother, whom she had accidentally killed, through the wild of Africa.
** Taken to extremes with Laughing Octopus who was forced to bathe in the blood of her own family, who she was forced to kill herself by a cult of crazies, all while being forced to laugh while she did it.
* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', if you choose to execute [[spoiler:Loghain]], the moment he gets decapitated is the moment his daughter gets treated to an authentic [[OverdrawnAtTheBloodbank Dragon Age blood shower]]. Honestly, it's a bit [[Narm/DragonAgeOrigins Narmy]], particularly since everyone else somehow stays completely clean.
* [[spoiler:Coach Oleander's]] backstory in ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'' has him [[spoiler:watching his father (a butcher) chop up his beloved pet bunnies for food.]]
* Horribly subverted in ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters''. [[spoiler: We see a little Leona splattered in someone's blood in a flashback to her past. It's her father's blood. ''And she's the one who killed him when under Goenitz's MoreThanMindControl, as well as everyone in their village''.]]
* In ''VideoGame/TheWalkingDead'', Lilly gets covered in [[spoiler: her father's]] blood after his head is smashed in with a salt lick.
* In ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'', Elizabeth is covered in blood after [[spoiler:stabbing Daisy Fitzroy]].
* In ''VideoGame/MogekoCastle'', Yonaka gets splattered with blood when [[spoiler:Nega-Mogeko gets shot]] right in front of her.
* In the 41st Case of ''VideoGame/CriminalCase'', Grimsborough University quarterback Chad Baker becomes splattered in blood when his girlfriend, Madison Springer, was killed with an exploding tiara while she was being crowned Prom Queen.
* In ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'', you're quickly shown the newcomer Athena Cykes as a kid getting splattered with large amount of blood in a FlashBack [[spoiler: as she witnessed her mother's death and at same time confronted the murderer]], and later [[spoiler: we get a JumpScare memory from Simon Blackquill depicting her smiling creepily while covered in blood.]] Little wonder why the series suddenly got an [[BloodierAndGorier "M" ESRB rating]] all of a sudden.
* ''VideoGame/CriminalCase'' has your partner David Jones, a happy-go-lucky detective who, despite seeing lots of bad things in the world, retains a childish, youthful and comic demeanor. Then, [[spoiler: Chief King, the man he looks up to, is revealed to have shot socialite Adam Bentley, and, when it's discovered, commits suicide.]] Jones is left dumbstruck, with blood splattered all over his face and shirt. After this happens, Jones turns much more sour, darker, [[ExhaustedEyeBags is unable to sleep]] and [[BeardOfSorrow grows stubble]].
* Waylon Park in ''VideoGame/{{Outlast}}''. He's not really innocent as he was the one to contact Miles Upshore, the other protagonist, and kick-started the whole game. However, he was forcefully committed by his superiors and forced to undergo the Morphogenic Engine Project. By the end of the game, he's covered in his, other people's and [[spoiler:Blaire's]] blood.

* Played for laughs in [[http://sluggy.com/daily.php?date=040628 this]] ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' strip.
* Mikaila Adelier of ''Webcomic/{{Unsounded}}'' is splattered with her father's blood as he attempts to defend her [[spoiler: he failed.]].
* Played for dark comedy in [[http://pbfcomics.com/?cid=PBF050-An_End_to_Gopher_Trouble.gif this]] ''[[ComicStrip/ThePerryBibleFellowship Perry Bible Fellowship]]'' comic.
* [[http://keychain.patternspider.net/archive/koc0008.html An aversion]] is played for laughs in ''Webcomic/KeychainOfCreation''--we never actually ''see'' Misho covered in blood, as the comic cuts straight from the cause of splattering to Marena finishing washing him.
* In ''Webcomic/TheWaterPhoenixKing'', this is subverted [[strike: for laughs]] as everyone who wasn't there ''thinks'' Anthem is this, instead of a combination of [[TheBerserker the adrenaline having worn off]] and her EmotionlessGirl shell (itself [[SoleSurvivor partly attributable to prior PTSD]]) finally cracking.
* In one story arc in ''Webcomic/BetterDays'', the police discover that one of the people in Fisk's neighborhood is a terrorist. When they corner and shoot him, he was in the process of having sex with someone. Cue a panel of a very traumatized heyna-lady, covered in bloodsplatters.
* [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?order=chapters&id=343 Ariel,]] in ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'' gets covered in blood after she's forced to kill [[spoiler:Miir'kin Vel'Vlozress]] [[DropTheHammer quite gruesomely]] as part a SadisticChoice, the other choice being to kill her cousin and one of her few allies. She's clearly in shock for several pages after this.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', [[TheWoobie Tavros]] gets absolutely covered in [[spoiler: Vriska's]] blood when she dies. [[spoiler: [[CameBackStrong Temporarily, anyway.]]]]
* In ''Webcomic/HeIsAGoodBoy'', when Crange's tree (which, like Crange himself, inexplicably has organs) is cut down by a lumberjack, there's one panel where Crange is covered in a blanket of blood.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''Website/TheOnion'' article [[http://www.theonion.com/content/news/blood_blood_everywhere "Blood...Blood Everywhere."]]
* Occurs constantly on ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'', especially whenever Flippy comes out of AxCrazy rage mode.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Happens to Butters in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', during an eighth season episode called "You Got F'd in the A." In a flashback, Butters loses control of one of his shoes while tap-dancing, causing an accident in which eight people are killed. Their blood splatters all over him as he looks on in horror. [[spoiler:The incident is effectively repeated at the end of the episode, when Butters, having finally overcome the trauma, agrees to tap-dance in a competition... only to lose his shoe again, killing the opposing team and their coach.]]
* In the [[DarkerAndEdgier Fifth Season]] of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', Young Jack watches his father dispatch some assassins, getting a spray of blood across his eyes.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* [[UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy Jackie Kennedy]] in her pink suit, November 22, 1963.
* One of the most vivid images from the current Iraq War is of [[http://web.archive.org/web/20110718103624/http://www.wunrn.com:80/news/2008/08_08/07_08_08/072808_face.htm a blood-splattered little girl]] crying as a US soldier walks past her--her parents were killed moments earlier. That's their blood.
* Obviously happened during the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre on December 14, 2012. In particular, one student [[PlayingPossum covered himself in his fellow students' blood to fool the shooter into thinking he was dead]].