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->''"Hoooo! Looks like I might have to change my name to '''Mr. Red'''! [[EvilLaugh Ba ha ha ha ha ha]]!"''
-->-- '''[[WhiteShirtOfDeath Mr. Blank]]''', ''Webcomic/SamAndFuzzy''

A BloodSplatteredWarrior is exactly that, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a combatant drenched in blood]]. This is often used to show how insanely {{Badass}} the character is due to the implication that they either [[{{Determinator}} took multiple wounds yet stood their ground]], or [[OneManArmy were drenched in their opponents' blood]]. [[{{Badass}} Or both]].

Contrast its {{Sister Trope}}s, BloodSplatteredInnocents and BloodSplatteredWeddingDress for innocents and brides, respectively. Expect {{Blood Knight}}s, {{Sociopathic Hero}}es, and other combat lovers to ''want'' to be a BloodSplatteredWarrior. Related to BloodIsTheNewBlack.



[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* Used heavily in Episode 2 and 4 of ''Anime/MagicalFunTimeNow''.
* Occasionally shows up in ''VisualNovel/{{Higurashi}}''.
* ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'': [[InvokedTrope Invoked]]. While engaged in killing, both Ladd Russo and Claire Stanfield love to cover themselves with the blood of their victims.
* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'': Seras's entire outfit is stained red with blood after she awakens her true vampiric power.
** During the war, [[LadyOfWar Integra's]] white BadassLongcoat becomes splattered with blood.
* Various characters in ''Anime/BloodPlus''
* Guts of ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' is usually covered in blood after a battle.
* Kirika from ''Anime/TenchiMuyoGXP'' after wiping out a boarding party.


[[folder: Fan Fiction ]]

* [[SpellMyNameWithAThe The Lost]] gets plenty of blood on him, his first night back in the realm of the Fae, in FanFic/IntoTheHedge.


* ''The Killing Room'' (2009). Several subjects are locked in a room as part of a lethal psychological experiment. In the end they decide to rush the door next time it is opened, and one of them covers himself with blood from a dead subject to make his body slippery so he can't be grabbed.



* Mentioned in ''Discworld/NightWatch'' and ''Discworld/{{Thud}}'': After Sam Vimes goes through a bunch of enemies, he ends up covered in blood. In ''Discworld/NightWatch'' (involving TimeTravel), he tells Coates he's from another time (the future). Coates takes a look at the blood-covered guy in armor DualWielding swords and asks "[[BarbarianHero From how far back?]]" In Thud, the guards run at the sight of him.
* ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfAmber'' by Creator/RogerZelazny: In ''The Guns of Avalon'', after the climactic battle Corwin is soaked in blood. One of his colleagues tells him he's wounded. He tells them no, he's just tired; the blood is that of his brother. [[spoiler:He didn't kill him, though--he got there just as the man was dying.]]
* ''{{Sharpe}}'': Harper poses as a wounded French soldier to get the Chosen Men into a fort (the blood comes from pulling the rotten tooth that's been bothering him all episode). The unfortunate Frenchman who happens to be passing right when the signal is given and gets subjected to a huge man covered in blood leaping up, grabbing him and growling in his face [[OhCrap looks like]] [[BringMyBrownPants he needs new pants]].
* Happens several times in ''BelisariusSeries''. Usually as an indicator that a given character is a {{Badass}}


[[folder: Tabletop Games]]

* The samurai in ''TabletopGame/LegendOfTheFiveRings'' live according to a strict code of honor, and part of that honor code involves following rules about personal cleanliness. A samurai does not present themselves as dirty or touch corpses, for example. However, it also mentions that only applies in peacetime, and when a samurai is on the battlefield those rules about cleanliness are suspended. As it explains, a samurai who walks off the battlefield covered in the blood of her enemies is hardly someone you would call dishonorable. A samurai is still expected to ritually clean themselves and their equipment once the time for killing is over though.
* This is part of the backstory of one of TheEmpire's named unit regiments in [[{{TabletopGame/Warhammer}} Warhammer Fantasy]]. The Carroburg Greatswords held their ground during a civil war between two provinces, taking horrendous losses in the process. At the end of the battle, their side won, but the surviving members of the unit were drenched in blood from all the fighting, staining their white shirts red. [[LawOfChromaticSuperiority The look stuck]], and they even painted their armor black [[BlackKnight for added effect]].


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* The intro for ''DawnOfWar'' has this (though it's to be expected when the guy is wielding a [[ChainsawGood chainsword]]).
** This trope occurs in ''Videogame/Warhammer40000SpaceMarine.''
* A staple in the ''Franchise/DragonAge'' series: every prolonged fight leaves the melee warriors splattered in gratuitous blood, particularly visible in cutscenes that ensue.
** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'': During the city elf origin, there comes a point where a noble tells one of his men off for not noticing that you are drenched in the blood of his guards.
* [[VideoGame/MortalKombat3 Stryker's]] win pose in ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'' (should the player not perform a [[FinishingMove Fatality]]) has him [[ThrowDownTheBomblet toss a grenade to his off-screen opponent]], blowing up their body and covering his face with their blood.
** By the time a typical fight ends in ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'', you will typically be covered in blood -- either your own, or your opponent's.
* Certain win conditions in ''SamuraiShodown 4 and 5'' will leave the player character drenched and dripping with the opponent's blood.
* ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'': It is not uncommon, especially in adventure mode, to quickly become covered in blood. This is fortunate, since you may [[BloodLust run out of water.]]
* The ''VideoGame/{{Dofus}}'' Sacrier class have their arms coated in blood. They then [[BloodyMurder use the blood to attack their foes]].
* ''VideoGame/MountAndBlade'' has this for both people who have sustained injuries or dealt them. After a battle, especially one where the player has a large bladed weapon as their primary equipment, there's a fine crimson layer on most player and horse models by that point.
* Due to the way ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' handles blood decals, they only appear on a player when they are shot by any projectile that isn't an explosive or fire-based, as well as melee attacks. It also has zero indication on actual healthiness because a medic could be healing that heavy, meaning he could look like he's covered in his own blood, yet has well over his normal allotment of 300 HP.
* ''VideoGame/GodOfWar 3'' even goes as far as to have an achievement/trophy for having had a given number of gallons of blood coating Kratos.
* Grunt in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' after [[spoiler: surviving a wave of rachni husks]], provided you secured his loyalty in the previous game.
* In ''Videogame/{{Drakengard 3}}'', the more Zero fights, the more blood-drenched she is. The blood is actually used to fuel her SuperMode, which leaves her clean after it's all used up.


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'': but with [[SymbolicBlood oil]] instead of actual blood, because it's a kid's show.


[[folder: Real Life ]]

* Legend has it that the Austrian flag's creation is related to this. Arch-Duke Leopold V of the Österreich was soaked in blood from a battle, and took off his belt - under which his clothes were still white. Apparently he liked that sight well enough to make it the (new) flag of his Duchy.
* After the Battle of Lepanto Genoan Admiral Andrea Doria was covered with the gore from a round shot which had caught an unlucky sailor next to him. In a subversion he had spent most of the battle harrassing the Ottoman flank rather then in the thickest part and the blood spattering was a fluke.