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A type of ToneShift and the violent twin of DarkerAndEdgier. It's a work that is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin made more graphically violent]] than it used to be, or than its source material is. Heck, a lot of attempts to be darker and edgier end up being this instead.

When the Hays Office disbanded in favor of the MPAA rating system, along with everything else, films got bloodier. One aspect of this was remakes of horror films. Often this involves the presence of MadeOfPlasticine and LudicrousGibs that were absent in the original. It's often achieved by simply averting the InverseLawOfSharpnessAndAccuracy or turning the {{Badbutt}} into a full-fledged badass.

In horror sequels, this is the typical form of SequelEscalation. Expect the producers to end up OverdrawnAtTheBloodBank. In cases of [[BloodyHilarious comedies]], this is an aspect of CrossesTheLineTwice and BlackComedy. Expect to see a lot of HighPressureBlood.

A SisterTrope to DarkerAndEdgier, HotterAndSexier, YoungerAndHipper.

Compare {{Gorn}}, {{Grimmification}}, ObligatorySwearing and DenserAndWackier. Contrast LighterAndSofter, {{Bowdlerize}}, {{Disneyfication}}.


[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion End of Evangelion]]'', where the original GainaxEnding was replaced with mass slaughter. At least to start with.
* The second ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'' movie has the Angel Sahaquiel's death go from a standard enormous explosion to transforming into a tsunami of blood that engulfs Tokyo-3.
* Played for morbid laughs in ''Manga/OnePiece.'' Roronoa Zoro [[SerialEscalation loses progressively more blood in each]] of his major one-on-one fight scenes as a subtle RunningGag. Keep in mind that, according to WordOfGod, he had already lost [[BeyondTheImpossible nearly twice as much blood as a human body can survive]] through during his ''fourth'' fight. The pool of blood seen in the aftermath of his fight with [[spoiler:Kuma]] takes this UpToEleven.
** Although it stops being funny when it turns out he [[spoiler: didn't completely recover after that last incident...]]
* One would never have expected that ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' could ever be made bloodier, but ''New Fist of the North Star/Shin Hokuto No Ken'' shows more splattering blood and brain matter in more loving detail than anything else from this series, before or after.
** Hell, compare the TV series to the 1986 movie. For the first time, Toei Animation got to show all the LudicrousGibs the original manga had to offer, and with an impressively high budget (by anime standards) to boot! That is, until MoralGuardians forced the producers to [[{{Bowdlerization}} blur, tint, and cut out]] any gore that wasn't just HighPressureBlood or a FreezeFrameBonus.
* ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'':
** The manga in general, when compared to the [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} anime]] and [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} games]]. See the infamous scene where an Arbok gets non-lethally [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe chopped in half]] for an example.
** While battles generally still aren't ultra violent and bloody, the six generation stands out with [[spoiler: Rayquaza sucker punching Zinnia in the gut hard enough for her to ''vomit'' copious amount of blood, and the amount around Lysandre's head when he fell from a serious height into some spiky rocks.]]
* Mocked in the unaired final episode of ''Anime/ExcelSaga'', appropriately titled "Going Too Far". Hyatt coughs up enough blood to [[spoiler: flood the planet.]]
* ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed Gundam SEED]]'' and ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]''. While the franchise has never been a stranger to violence (being a relatively pessimistic, down-to-earth HumongousMecha vehicle), these two shows were where we really got to see the horrifying effects of its signature immensely powerful sci-fi weaponry, as characters were torn apart by energy beams or simply popped like balloons by microwave emitters. Even the interpersonal violence became a little more visceral, with gunshot wounds causing their victims to twitch and bleed copiously. And then there's ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans]]'', which is possibly the first ''Gundam'' series to be given a TV-MA rating (despite its {{Toonami}} broadcast never going above a TV-14), and features such charming fates as being crushed by your own cockpit.
* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' ''[[TheMovie Lagann-hen]]'' was pretty bloody compared to the original series. Simon [[BloodFromTheMouth coughs up blood]] twice, [[TitleDrop the]] Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann bleeds, the Anti Spiral bleeds... It probably helped that Gainax wasn't bound to the Saturday morning timeslot.
* ''{{Manga/Hellsing}}'' has both an anime and an OVA, the second of which follows the manga's plot more closely. While both series have their share of blood and gore, the OVA takes {{Ludicrous Gibs}} to [[UpToEleven another level entirely]], which in of itself gets much more grisly at the series goes. Compare Alexander Anderson's attack on Seras at the beginning to Zorin Blitz's death. Hellsing isn't just bloodier and gorier than other series, it's bloodier and gorier than Hellsing, too.
* The manga adaptation of ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIV'' is considerably bloodier (and gorier) than the original video game, especially compared to international versions.
** Admittedly, a ''big'' chunk of this is because ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIV'' (the game) suffered particularly severe {{Bowdlerization}}, ''especially'' in the international releases. [[note]]A notable example included an AbortedArc featuring WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Fou-lu decapitating usurper Soniel with the very EvilWeapon Soniel had tried to use to kill him. In non-Japanese non-Playstation releases, this scene ended up completely cut from the game, despite the fact it was depicted only via silhouette.[[/note]] Also, the manga was published in ''Comic Blade Avarus'' which is geared towards young adult women--meaning GettingCrapPastTheRadar was ''significantly'' easier.
*** The manga did a major TakeThat in regards to that {{Bowdlerized}} scene[[note]]involving Soniel's decapitation[[/note]], not only making it Bloodier And Gorier but turning the original CrowningMomentOfAwesome depicted UpToEleven. The ''Franchise/BreathOfFire'' fandom in general considers this TakeThat in and of ''itself'' a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.
* ''Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce'', in addition to being DarkerAndEdgier, also ramped up the blood and gore. Where previous seasons kept the casualty count of InnocentBystanders off-screen, ''Force'' introduced the new villains by having one of them leave a bloody trail of dead nuns. Where previous seasons reserved bloody battles for {{Wham Episode}}s or final battles, every battle in ''Force'' has had one or both sides being covered in blood or losing limbs without a GoryDiscretionShot. Where the bloodiest thing that happened in the previous seasons is impalement, the ''Force'' season has the Eclipse Infection as its main focus, which makes people undergo BodyHorror that ends with them exploding in a shower of blood and brains.
* ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'', when compared to [[VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry its predecessor]]. It was so violent, Japanese TV stations had to pixelate it.
** Speaking of Higurashi, the manga compared to the anime.
** Most of the individual arcs of both of these shows get Bloodier and Gorier over time.
* ''Manga/{{Devilman}}'' is already a violent and grotesque affair back to its 70's roots. But the alternative sequel ''Amon'' cranks the violence even higher up, showing more blood, gore and nastiness in its 45-minute run than the whole tv-series did in 39 episodes. Similarly, ''Anime/DevilmanCrybaby'' cranks up both the gore ''and'' sex, combined with an overdose of DerangedAnimation.
* The ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' movies and TV specials are a lot bloodier than the show, notable examples include in the first movie Happosai gets stabbed in the neck with a kunai and a lot of blood flows from the wound and Monlon entangles Ranma in her lute strings shredding one of his arms and causing a lot of blood to spray.
* The [[AnimeFirst manga adaptation]] of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''. It's basically exactly the same story, except less understated in every way, including this one. Lo and behold, an already scary series gets [[UpToEleven even scarier]].
** Likewise in SpinOff manga, ''Manga/PuellaMagiOrikoMagica'', ''Oriko'''s very first chapter has people being eaten alive.
** ''Manga/PuellaMagiKazumiMagica'', the other SpinOff manga, [[spoiler: suddenly gets much more violent from [[WhamEpisode Chapters 4 onward]] when the story takes a sudden turn towards CerebusSyndrome. Like ''Oriko'', it is also more violent than the parent series.]]
* ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' is a rare example of the anime being more violent than the manga. In the manga, most amputations result in BloodlessCarnage, but in the anime, [[HighPressureBlood those same amputations result in gallons of blood spraying all over the place.]] Whether it's a red blood for humans, or [[AlienBlood purple blood for the Yoma.]]
* ''[[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood]]'' has some scenes that are more violent than anything from [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the 2003 anime adaptation]].
* ''LightNovel/BludgeoningAngelDokuroChan'' could be considered a bloodier and gorier SpiritualSuccessor to ''Anime/DaiMahouTouge''.
* The Manga adaption to ''Manga/{{Inazuma Eleven}}'' has more blood and detailed injury scenes than in the original.
* ''Anime/BloodC'', compared to the [[Anime/BloodTheLastVampire previous]] [[Anime/BloodPlus two]] series in the franchise, where the [[{{Gorn}} blood and gore]] are ''significantly'' upped, and far more detailed.
* ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' already was a very violent series with gunshots and blood aplenty, but the OVA adaptation of El Baile De La Muerte arc [[UpToEleven turns up the violence even more]] with things to bodies disentegranting into PinkMist, chainsaws going through a grown, alive man's torso and everything in-between.
* ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' turns into this about halfway through the series. While the anime completely bypasses that part, the manga gives us quite a few nice and bloody scenes. It starts with [[spoiler: Fai's EyeScream in [[CrapsackWorld Acid Tokyo]]]] and skyrockets when it reaches Celes Arc. Complete {{Deconstruction}} of the happy-go-lucky GottaCatchEmAll kinda love story (full of [[HoYay subtext]]) that you just sit there wondering [[MindScrew what the hell just happened]].
* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' definitely fits the bill. When you compare the tone and nature of ''Anime/DragonBall'' to that of ''Dragon Ball Z'' it's night and day. Granted ''Anime/DragonBall'' became violent in its final arc (King Piccolo), but in ''Z'' the blood and gore are [[StealthPun off the scale]]: limbs being torn off; characters ''regularly'' coughing up rivers of blood; ''children'' being tortured, murdered in cold blood or paralyzed; mass genocide of entire races; people being decapitated... and the ''Namek Saga'' [[UpToEleven gets even worse]]. On top of that, the manga is even '''more graphic''': if anybody were to explode it would start raining blood and if anybody's head was crushed or destroyed (which happened ''very'' frequently), you would see '''parts of their brain splatter all over the place'''.
* Promptly after its anime adaptation ended, ''{{Manga/Bleach}}'' has seen a significant rise in gorier violence and deaths, adding to the noticeably DarkerAndEdgier tone it took beginning with the final arc.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' generally averted BloodlessCarnage, but the StealthSequel series ''Manga/UQHolder'' amps up the violence. In ''Negima'' seeing a major character lose an arm was generally a huge shock. In ''UQHolder'' the protagonist gets dismembered in the opening chapter, he wins his first fight by [[ItMakesSenseInContext letting his opponent decapitate him]], and later on [[spoiler: literally has his heart punched out of his chest]]. Good thing the series is about immortals.
* The ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' movies are far more violent and bloody than the original TV anime was.
* The manga of ''Manga/SandsOfDestruction'' doesn't shy away from blood at all, whereas both the original game and anime adaptation used plenty of BloodlessCarnage (despite the heroine's {{BFS}}).
* ''Anime/PsychoPassTheMovie'' is free from the censors put up by TV networks where they can show lots of people getting down brutally. While it's known that being blown up by the Dominator's Lethal Eliminator mode is gruesome, the movie shows the actual remains of it.
* ''Manga/{{X1999}}'' is already a very gory manga, but TheMovie takes the {{Gorn}} UpToEleven, especially with Kotori's death, which depicts ''her organs'' being splattered right out of her body. Inverted with the TV adaptation, which while more faithful to the manga's story and characters, tones down some of the more violent scenes. (Kotori's aformentioned death, and the infamous EyeScream are both turned into a GoryDiscretionShot.)
* ''Manga/DGrayMan'' had its first anime adaptation [[{{Bowdlerize}} considerably toned down its]] {{Gorn}} for an early evening broadcast on Creator/TVTokyo. (Not helping that this was during its MoralGuardian days where they also [[LighterAndSofter cut out much of the violence and blood]] out of fellow ''Shounen Jump'' properties ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' and ''especially'' ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn''). Come 2016, when ''D.Gray-Man Hollow'', a SequelSeries to the first anime debuted, showed ''a lot'' more of the gore and violence from the original manga, and was not at all toned down, due to a mix of its [[OtakuOClock late night airtime]], and a more lenient TV Tokyo as a whole. (Especially since fellow very violent anime like ''Manga/OnePunchMan'' and ''LightNovel/ReZero'' also air late at night on the channel.)
* The ''Manga/BirdyTheMighty'' remake manga, a {{Seinen}} series is more violent and gruesome the original, which was a {{Shonen|Demographic}} series. Likewise, season 2 of ''Decode'' was more violent than the OVA and season 1, as it involved being more violent than season 1, as season 2 features dismemberment, heads being crushed in, and at one point, a character getting his eye stabbed.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'' is the Bloodier And Gorier sequel to DC's original ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths''. The original ''Crisis'' had plenty of deaths, but [[BloodlessCarnage very little blood]]. ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'', on the other hand, had impalements, decapitations, and even heads exploding on panel ... and very few [[GoryDiscretionShot Gory Discretion Shots]] or [[ShadowDiscretionShot Shadow Discretion Shots]]. No, the editors wanted to show just how DarkerAndEdgier they were by having as much gore on panel as possible.
** And pretty much every chapter in the interquel 52 involving Black Adam has him popping heads, tearing people in half, bragging about ritual sacrifice, etc. Though even in ''Infinite Crisis'' he gets one of the best: shoving a guy's mask out the back of his face. "[[BondOneLiner No more silly faces]]" ''indeed''.
** The added gore is even the motivation of the major villain Superboy-Prime who lived his whole life back when comics were much more sanitized. The idea of a world with imperfect heroes and gratuitous violence drives him insane, making him a major source of the comic's brutality.
* The Red Lanterns are a Bloodier And Gorier Franchise/GreenLantern Corps, who [[BloodyMurder vomit blood as a weapon]]. One of them is ''a furry blue cat''.
* ''[[ComicBook/GIJoeARealAmericanHeroMarvel G.I. Joe]]'' as done by Marvel Comics. Well into the triple digit years, the company answered fan concerns of why some Joes don't die by having several Joes shot dead. On screen. Through the face. No blood whatsoever.
* ComicBook/UltimateMarvel's ''ComicBook/{{Ultimatum}}''. It features [[spoiler: morbidly obese mutant Blob devouring Wasp's ripped guts, then in Hank Pym biting off Blob's head then later getting blown up by suicide bomber Multiple Man, complete with flying guts and a skeleton being incinerated, then Doctor Strange getting squeezed by his own cape until his head graphically explodes, and so on]].
* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'':
** ''ComicBook/TheTransformersIDW'' comics aren't afraid to brutalize its characters.
*** Cybertronian "blood" is purple, but flies about in quite a few stories (''Megatron: Origin'' and ''[[ComicBook/TheTransformersLastStandOfTheWreckers Last Stand of the Wreckers]]'', to name two).
*** Arcee, the TokenGirl from the old movie has been [[{{Xenafication}} reimagined]] as a bloodthirsty assassin in this continuity. Her pink coloration in this universe is the [[ReimaginingTheArtifact same shade of light purple as transformer blood]].
** Marvel's ''[[ComicBook/TransformersGeneration2 Generation 2]]'' comic series is probably the height of this trope in ''Transformers.'' Techno-{{Gorn}} was everywhere, with artist Derek Yaniger commenting that he could get away with damn near anything thanks to the MechaMooks principle. Nick Roche of the aforementioned ''Last Stand of the Wreckers'' is a PromotedFanboy who pays tribute to Yaniger's style.
* ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' villain ComicBook/{{Carnage}} received two one-shots in TheNineties, ''Mind Bomb'' and ''It's a Wonderful Life''. Both were as gory and {{squick}}y as you'd expect from comics which feature ''Carnage'' as the main character.
* The ''Comicbook/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|Mirage}}'' story "Body Count" from the mid '90s, which involved Raphael and Casey Jones teaming up with a woman to help her get revenge on her evil twin brother who happened to be the leader of a street gang, is probably the goriest TMNT story to date--people get their heads cut or blown off, gigantic holes blown through them, shredded by machine gun fire, eyeballs being shot or knocked out of their heads, blown to pieces by missiles,etc.
** On the other hand, the heavily-bowlderized history of the TMNT as a whole makes for something of an inversion to anyone who's read the first issue of the original series.
* ''ComicBook/TheBatmanAdventures'' is [[DarkerAndEdgier darker]] and more bloody than the [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries series]] it's adapted from.
* ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim'' begins as a cutesy, lighthearted series about a 23-year-old man who falls in love with a girl, but must defeat her seven exes in order to win her heart, and his life is like a video game. Sounds innocent enough, right? Until you get to Volume 6. In it, [[spoiler:Gideon impales both Scott and Ramona, with very bloody results (yes, Scott comes back with the extra life, and Ramona's wounds heal when she gets her sword, but STILL).]]
* ''Franchise/ArchieComics'':
** It's not hard to be bloodier and gorier than ''Archie Comics'' but ''ComicBook/AfterlifeWithArchie'' is quite graphic. Within the first chapter Hot Dog gets hit by a car, turns into a zombie, and bites Jughead. It's as gorey as you'd expect from a ZombieApocalypse comic, and it's done in a far less cartoony art-style than the original comic.
** Sister series, ''ComicBook/ChillingAdventuresOfSabrina'', does the same thing but with ''ComicBook/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch''. It's a horror series and has more than its fair share of blood and NightmareFuel.
** ''ComicBook/ArchieVsPredator'' is likewise much more violent than the regular comics, but it gets points for the fact that it's intentionally drawn in the usual artwork style of the regular books. The first issue alone has the Predator gutting [[spoiler:Jason and Cheryl Blossom]] apart leading to the blood of the two corpses to splatter all over the gang... who somehow never put two and two together that something's raining blood on them.
* ''ComicBook/ZombiesChristmasCarol'' is a retelling of ''A Christmas Carol'' with zombies, so this trope was inevitable. The single goriest page is Ignorance and Want killing the Ghost of Christmas Present.
* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' is pretty cynical and violent to start with, but ''Magazine/HeavyMetal Dredd'' is packed with LudicrousGibs and everyone being MadeOfPlasticine. That's prettty much all there is to it, all the political themes and moral ambiguity surrounding an AntiHero like Dredd that make the 2000 AD continuity an interesting read have been excised in favor of balls-to-the-wall splatter.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* Since the late 1990s, ''ComicStrip/SpyVsSpy'' has gone from "cartoony" gore (i.e., one Spy's hat and teeth fly out as he explodes bloodlessly) to LudicrousGibs of ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends''-esque proportions.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* [[WebAnimation/OutcastBandicoot Outcast Bandicoot]] is both this AND [[DarkerAndEdgier Darker and Edgier]] than the [[Franchise/CrashBandicoot Crash Bandicoot]] games it is based on (which are family-friendly).
* The Fanfic/BoundDestiniesTrilogy is a lot more graphic than the three ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' games that each story is based around; especially in the case of ''Blood and Spirit'', which is quite gory despite the fact that it's set in the generally light world of [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]].
* ''FanFic/HyruleWarriors'' is considerably more graphic than the [[VideoGame/HyruleWarriors game itself]]; for example, in the third chapter, when Link is badly injured by King Dodongo, Zelda briefly fears that he may have a punctured lung.
* ''FanFic/DumbledoresArmyAndTheYearOfDarkness'' has a LOT of very explicitly described violence, rape, gore, and torture. It's based on ''Literature/HarryPotter'', a ''Children's/Young Adult series''.
* ''Fanfic/TheLionKingAdventures'' became much more violent after Series Three.
* Impossibly, ''Fanfic/TheLegacyOfTheBloodRavens'' can be considered bloodier than its [[VideoGame/DawnOfWar source material]], since every wound and strike is described in slow, painful detail.
* For the most part, ''Fanfic/PrettyCurePerfumePreppy'' is fairly tame and light hearted...until Episode 48 when Ashley, aka Leather Ashes, [[spoiler:eats a corpse]]. It's depicted in graphic detail.
* ''WebAnimation/MyLittlePortal'', while a very darkly comic fusion of its [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic name]][[VideoGame/{{Portal}} sakes]], started off rather mildly- then came episode 5, detailing [[spoiler:a flashback of the fall of Canterlot. Fluttershy is nearly eviscerated, changelings]] are smashed and blown up all over the place, [[spoiler:Chrysalis ''rips out Shining Armor's heart'' and ''snaps off Twilight's wings'' with '''visible bones''', Twilight accidentally '''gores Celestia to death with her horn''']]... the foreboding ContentWarning at the start of the video is [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids very much needed]].
* This practice is prevalent in the Pokemon fanfic ''FanFic/NaturalLiberated'', where much of the action is described in vivid detail, particularly the deaths. See [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/1491235/chapters/3355760 Cheren being attacked]] and [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/1491235/chapters/3568442 Rourke's death]] as examples.
* Where to begin with ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos''? All of the battles (especially battles against Shroud, which take BodyHorror to the next level) in the series feature copious amounts of blood and gore. Episode 73 takes the cake when Tsali storms through the Blue Typhoon - Tsali [[spoiler: almost]] fatally stabs Sonic and Amy, shatters Cream's arms, blasts Chris with a radioactive blast of Dark Chaos Energy and finally [[spoiler: opens up Tails' ribcage and tears his still-beating heart and lungs from his chest]]. The story is rated M for a [[DarkerAndEdgier very good reason]].
** And the rewrite is ''even worse''. Episode 68 has [[spoiler: Rouge find a gore-filled cannibal larder used by Molly's group to dispose of their dead]], while Episode 69 has the Marmolim fortress [[spoiler: and the screaming remains of the Marmolim scouts [[AndIMustScream absorbed into the walls]]]].
* ''Fanfic/{{Gods Angels and Kings}}'' is much bloodier than Franchise/{{Godzilla}} media, although it is roughly on par with the [[Anime/{{Neon Genesis Evangelion}} other franchise]] is crosses over with.
* ''Fanfic/AMinorMiscalculation'' is several times bloodier than [[Anime/KillLaKill its source material]], especially when [[AxCrazy Nui]] is around.
* ''FanFic/KingdomCrossovers'' features fight scenes that are a lot more violent than half the series represented in the fic.
* ''FanFic/BreakMyHeartBreakYourHeartreak'' is an ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' fanfic that ''far'' exceeds the usual level of violence from the T-rated game. Most of this is due to the fic's treatment of [[WasOnceAMan Reaper]], who, contrary to the fandom's portrayal of him as a walking edgelord joke, has his AxCrazy tendencies turned UpToEleven and is utterly ''[[NightmareFuel terrifying]]''.
* ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'', while it might not reach {{Gorn}} levels, doesn't shy away from showing Pokémon battles more gruesome than in the anime.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/WatershipDown'' was already a bloody book, but in the film there is more focus on the bloody battles and kills off one of the characters who survives in the book.
* ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'' was already violent, but [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns the animated version]] is more graphic in many scenes, including the deaths of Gotham's mayor, Dr. Wolper, and TV host [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Udgre4v_L4I David Endochrine]]. It was the bloodiest movie in the WesternAnimation/DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies line until ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueTheFlashpointParadox''.
%%* The 1978 ''WesternAnimation/TheLordOfTheRings'' cartoon even compared to the live-action ones
* ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'' is by far the goriest Creator/StudioGhibli film; people get decapitated, limbs torn or shot off, impaled, ripped apart, or melted.
* ''Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren [[UpdatedRerelease Complete]]''. In the FinalBattle, [[BigBad Sephiroth]] brutalizes Cloud by stabbing him eight times in mid-air, the last stab through ''his foot and knee.'' Ouch.
* In ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'' when Kala enters the treehouse to find baby Tarzan, there are bloody pawprints of Sabor on the floor, which is pretty gory for a Disney movie.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/{{Braindead}}'' holds the record for being the goriest movie ever made. So in short, it's pretty much bloodier and gorier to about '''''every other film on this page'''''.
* ''Film/{{Casino}}'' is by far bloodier and gorier compared to ''Film/GoodFellas''.
%%* ''Film/TheFly1986'' remake.
%%* ''Film/TheBlob1988'' remake.
%%* ''Film/TheTexasChainsawMassacre2003'' remake. Although both are remembered as a lot gorier than they actually were.
* While the murders in the original ''Film/BlackChristmas1974'' were all quite violent, there wasn't that much gore. This is "remedied" in [[Film/BlackChristmas2006 the remake]].
* Many of Dark Castle Entertainment's remakes of Creator/WilliamCastle films, such as ''Film/HouseOnHauntedHill1999'' and ''Film/Thir13enGhosts'', .
* The film adaptation of ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'' is significantly bloodier and gorier than the book, which hardly shied away from violence itself. Just for an example: In the book, Dr. Manhattan killed people by disintegrating them. In the film they explode into LudicrousGibs. While even in the books his victims left bloody smears, the gibs were never visible.
** The scene where Big Figure's stooges are trying to break into Rorschach's cell during the prison riot. Rorschach traps one of the thugs' hands in the bars of the cell, and in the comic, [[spoiler:one of the other guys just slits his throat to get him out of the way. In the film, however, he ''hacks off the dude's hands with a circular saw.'']]
** An exception is [[spoiler:the destruction of New York, which was just a CGI nuke blast, not loads of people on the ground lying in pools of blood]].
* ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' (and indeed every horror series with a heavy reliance on {{Gorn}}) increases the level of blood, gruesome death, and blood expelled via gruesome death [[SequelEscalation with each subsequent installment]].
** To be specific, ''Film/SawI'' and ''Film/SawII'' were relatively light on the gore, using [[NothingIsScarier the anticipation of it to build fear]] more than the actual act of it, which in the case of the first film was fairly tame when it did happen (two of the most violent acts in the film, [[spoiler: Lawrence hacking his own foot off and Adam beating Zepp to death with a toilet head]], happen almost entirely offscreen). ''Film/SawIII'' and beyond throw this idea completely to the wind and include scenes involving people putting their hands through buzzsaws, a head being crushed between two iceblocks, a man being vivisected by a swinging blade, a woman having her rib cage ripped open, a person being squished by a room with walls that move inward, and in the latest, a man being impaled by spikes that inject acid into him until he melts into a pile of guts.
** ''Film/SawIII'' included brain surgery and ''Film/SawIV'' included an autopsy. Neither situation contains any horror elements, but the {{gorn}} evidently merited their inclusion.
** ''Film/Saw3D'' (actually the final in the series), finally shows what happens when the Reverse Beartrap, a trap introduced in the first film but never used "to death" despite showing up in following films, opens fully [[GlasgowGrin without escaping]].
* ''Franchise/FinalDestination'', in every progressive film, ups the ante in terms of Rube Goldberg style deaths and how bloody/convaluted they can become.
* Though ''ComicBook/ThePunisher'' isn't exactly lighthearted family fare in any incarnation (well, unless he's paired with a more traditional hero who prevents him from killing anybody), compare [[Film/ThePunisher2004 the second movie]] to the reboot, ''Film/PunisherWarZone." The second is about action-movie-normal when it comes to the killing, but the third basically said "screw plot, spurting blood is all we need!"
* It was hard to top ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'', but ''Film/DayOfTheDead1985'' managed to do so.
* ''Film/LicenceToKill'' is far bloodier than previous and following Film/JamesBond films, even up to this day.
* The ''Film/{{Pusher}}'' trilogy by Nicolas Winding Refn is fairly violent throughout, but the third installment ends on a particularly gory scene.
* ''Rob Zombie's Film/HalloweenII2009'' is much gorier than his already very violent [[Film/{{Halloween 2007}} remake]]. Whereas the previous film had some brutal stabbings and beatings, the sequel turns it up to eleven five minutes in, what with its graphic depiction of emergency surgery, decapitation by broken glass, head-crushings, and more.
* The original ''Film/HalloweenII1981'' was quite graphic compared to its predecessor as well. John Carpenter specifically made it gorier - feeling it had to be so to compete with the other gory slashers that had popped up on the market.
* ''Film/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'' - [[Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet the stage show]] had false razors that squirted about a tablespoon of blood. The movie drenches a large room in one man's blood.
* ''Film/SleepyHollow'' - Another Creator/TimBurton[=/=]Creator/JohnnyDepp collaboration, retelling the legend of the Headless Horseman. Features buckets and buckets of blood (autopsies, beheadings, and dismemberment).
* The Tim Burton ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'', while not as heavy on the violence as some examples on this page, has considerably more deaths, corpses, and [[EyeScream eyes getting jabbed]] than you'd ever expect from a film called ''Literature/AliceInWonderland''.
%%* ''John {{Rambo}}''.
* ''[[Film/TheStepfather Stepfather III]]'' features more gore than the other three films in the series combined.
* The climatic battle in ''Film/{{Felidae}}'' is best summed up as [[Disney/TheLionKing Scar Vs. Simba]] made Bloodier And Gorier.
* ''Film/TheLostBoys2TheTribe'' was a lot bloodier than the original.
* ''Film/StreetFighterTheLegendOfChunLi'' compared to ''Film/StreetFighter''. Especially when Chun Li shoots a mook while he's incapacitated and [[spoiler:snaps Bison's neck]].
* The villain of the book ''Literature/IKnowWhatYouDidLastSummer'' never successfully killed anyone, while he kills several in [[Film/IKnowWhatYouDidLastSummer the film]], the sequels to which also up the red significantly.
* ''Literature/NeedfulThings'': In both the book and the movie, Nettie comes home after playing her prank on Buster Keeton to find that her dog, Raider, has been murdered. The book has him "merely" getting impaled with a corkscrew, but in the movie, Raider was [[spoiler:skinned alive and hung up in Nettie's closet]].
* ''Film/TheWolfman2010'' is far gorier than [[Film/TheWolfMan1941 the original]]. Numerous extras are mauled to death and even decapitated. The main character's [[PainfulTransformation transformation]] is also considerably more graphic.
* Actually inverted with ''Franchise/StarWars'', where Obi-Wan chops off an alien's arm with his lightsaber (the first time one was shown in use) and blood is seen on the floor. For the rest of series, all the violence is nothing but BloodlessCarnage, so this appears to have been an oversight.
* ''Film/HouseOnHauntedHill1999'' remake compared to the original, the original had relatively few deaths and none of the murders were shown, in the remake all but two of the characters are killed and some are graphically dismembered.
* They seem tame now, but the Film/HammerHorror films were considered quite a bit bloodier and gorier (not to mention HotterAndSexier) than the Franchise/UniversalHorror films they were re-imagining.
* ''Film/Piranha3D'' to the original ''Film/{{Piranha}}''. Such examples include a woman getting cut in half by a wire, a woman getting her head mutilated by a boat propeller,a man getting his head smashed between two boats, etc.
* The original ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982'' film was, while not blood free or wholly faithful to the book series, in line with the action/adventure films of the 80's. Its [[Film/ConanTheBarbarian2011 2011 reboot]] includes feet being impaled and squirting like popped balloons, liquid metal being poured over Conan's father, and a priest getting his head smashed into a staircase.
* The ''Literature/NightWatch'' film adaptation has this for Anton's fight with the vampires in the beginning. In the novel, Anton uses the vampire's seal to instantly ash him. In the film, the vampire turns invisible and repeatedly stabs Anton with scissors. Anton finally kills the vampire by smashing his head on a sink. Geser later pulls pieces of scissors from Anton's bloodied torso.
* The more sequels the ''Franchise/{{Rambo}}'' series gets, the more bloody the movies become. The fourth installment takes the blood and gore UpToEleven.
* The fourth installment of the ''Film/DirtyHarry'' series, ''Film/SuddenImpact''. Not only is this the [[DarkerAndEdgier darkest and dirtiest]] installment of the series, it's also by far the most violent due to its strong [[RapeAsDrama rape theme]].
* The fifth installment of the ''Franchise/DieHard'' series, ''Film/AGoodDayToDieHard'', seems to be heading this way now that the movie rating has been confirmed to an R-rating. Although it's not quite played straight; the first ''Film/DieHard'' film was also R-rated and the franchise got progressively LighterAndSofter in the sequels, to the point where ''Film/LiveFreeOrDieHard'' was bordering on AvoidTheDreadedGRating.
* Bruno Mattei’s two back To back CannibalFilm sequels are more shocking, vile and even more horrifying than what other film directors have done in the late 1970s & 1980s.
* Aside from the video games, the violence in the third ''Film/{{Riddick}}'' movie is a lot more graphic than in previous films, most notably a partial decapitation shown in full detail.
* ''{{Franchise/Scream}}'':
** Lampshaded by Randy in ''Film/{{Scream 2}}'' when discussing the rules on how to make a sequel. "Death scenes are more elaborate; more blood, more gore. Carnage candy."
** Inverted for ''Film/{{Scream 3}}'', which had to be toned down, as the censors were afraid it was TooSoon after Columbine. At one point they tried to push for no gore to be in the film whatsoever.
** ''{{Film/Scream 4}}'' is probably the goriest film in the series - involving scenes where a cop gets stabbed in the head and walks around bleeding, someone getting their throat cut through a mailbox and an especially brutal death for [[spoiler: Olivia]].
* The [[Film/ThePhantomOfTheOpera1989 1989]] and 1998 versions of ''Franchise/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' are much gorier compared to the rest, especially the former with its flayings and decapitations.
* ''Film/CubeZero'' is noticeably gorier than previous installments in the ''Film/{{Cube}}'' series, with people being blown up, dissected, burned alive, melted into a bloody puddle or rotting away from a flesh-eating virus onscreen.
* ''Film/TalesFromTheDarksideTheMovie'' got to do a lot more gore than the tv show ''Series/TalesFromTheDarkside'', including a gargoyle clawing and biting people to death, and a cat killing someone by OrificeInvasion through the mouth and [[OrificeEvacuation then leaving through that mouth]].
* ''Film/TheLoneRanger'' is as bloody and gory as a Disney movie gets, and the bloodiest and goriest Disney movie thus far (not counting any film released by Touchstone or Hollywood).
* An aversion combined with WhatCouldHaveBeen: Agent Coulson being ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice [[http://screencrush.com/avengers-rated-r/ would have made]] ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' Disney's first R-rated movie not released by Touchstone. It was released as a PG-13-rated movie after minor edits to the offending scene.
* ''Film/TheRaid2Berandal'' is this to ''Film/TheRaid''. The original was already brushing up against an NC-17 rating, but the sequel pushes the envelope of the R-rating still further with faces being mangled by claw-hammers, people being eviscerated by shotguns in close-up, and all sorts of horrible things being done with baseball bats and kerambit knives.
* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'':
** ''Film/TheWolverine'': In the extended cut, there is no BloodlessCarnage, up to and including a number of ninjas being sucked into a snow-blower and scattered across a few buildings.
** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'':
*** The film has some noticeably more violent moments than most of the previous films, such as [[spoiler:during Wolverine's rampage through the Alkali Lake base]].
*** [[spoiler:When Jean Grey incinerates him with the Phoenix Force, Apocalypse's skin is shown melting off, ''revealing his skull underneath''.]]
*** At one point, Apocalypse decapitates a group of three men with his powers onscreen.
*** During the BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind between Apocalypse and Professor X, it can be surprising that the resulting NoHoldsBarredBeatdown that the former inflicts on the latter after growing in size (throwing Charles against a wall, no less) [[spoiler:does not actually kill him. Just before pleading for help from Jean, Xavier is reduced to crawling on the floor, and not only is he covered in his own blood, but he is also lying in it.]]
** ''Film/{{Logan}}'' takes this UpToEleven. The high amount of {{Gorn}} in most cases are insane when you see a man having sharp knives as claws. People get decapitated, [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice impaled through areas]] and limbs get cut off. It notably got the R rating and uses it to its advantage and got the C rating in Mexico which means 18 and up with ID mostly because of its gore alone.
* The [[Film/TheEqualizer film version of The Equalizer]] is very much this when compared to [[Series/TheEqualizer the series that it was based on]]. The former even includes a scene in the climax where [[spoiler: [=McCall=] brutally dispatches his enemies with appliances at the Home Mart he works at, even killing [[TheDragon Teddy]] with a high-powered nailgun.]]
* Roman Polanski's film version of ''{{Theatre/Macbeth}}'' was controversial at the time for its graphic nature. The opening scene with the witches sets the tone - with them burying a severed human hand on the beach. The violence was thought to be heavily influenced by the real life murder of Roman Polanski's own wife.
* While the ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' franchise hasn't shied away from blood, ''Film/ShinGodzilla'' does feature more than usual, with bunker busters causing Godzilla to bleed a ton from his back and early on, even spurts blood from his gills. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Vs4mgm4E4E A deleted scene shows Godzilla vomiting blood that's hot enough to warp metal and melt tires.]]
** The monster scenes featured in the 1960s ''Godzilla'' movies are surprisingly [[BloodlessCarnage bloodless]] as special effects director Creator/EijiTsuburaya was strongly against the depiction of blood and gore in his special effects scenes, even becoming angry at one crewman for suggesting to have Godzilla bleed. After his death in 1970, the movies got ''a lot'' bloodier, with Godzilla and other monsters bleeding profusely and more instances of FamilyUnfriendlyViolence.

* ''Literature/TheBelgariad'' and ''Malloreon'' series becomes steadily more descriptive and violent as it progresses - probably due to the main character growing from innocent boy to mighty hero chopping heads off left and right. Expect bouncing limbs and gobs of brains as you get to the end of the seemingly kid-friendly series.
* ''Literature/SpectralShadows'':
** Serial 1 had some violence for sure, but serial 2 goes further and has a battle scene where heads are being blown off, characters are being shot up, and the predatory survivors of said battle are eating the dead bodies.
** Serial 11 has a school yard massacre, and we see, via {{Dream Sequence}}, a biological weapon called Red Rain. [[{{Nightmare Fuel}} It's weaponized acid rain, and you get to see how it works in said Dream Sequence]].
* The ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' is a Bloodier And Gorier, DarkerAndEdgier, and HotterAndSexier version of the works of Creator/AynRand.
* The {{novelization}} of ''Film/TheTexasChainsawMassacre2003'' remake is several times gorier than the film its based on. For example, in the film, Kemper dies when Leatherface bashes him with a sledgehammer; in the book, he survives this and, convulsing and bleeding profusely, is dragged down to the basement, thrown on a table, and killed when Leatherface hacks into his throat with a meat cleaver.
* The dark Cinderella adaptation ''Sunny Ella'' features an unnecessary throat surgery [[spoiler: performed on Cinderella by her stepmother]] and multiple stabbings. There's also a mildly gruesome vampire subplot.
* ''Literature/TheLookingGlassWars'' certainly was intended to be this. However, there's only really two acts of violence that stick out from all the books in the trilogy. Otherwise, the violence is pretty standard, and no more different than any other cheap YA series'.
* When reading certain Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures (part of [[Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse the Expanded Universe]] of the family timeslot show ''Series/DoctorWho''), you can get blind drunk if you take a shot every time there's a gory injury. The Doctor in particular gets hurt in a majority of the books.
* ''Literature/CountAndCountess'' starts off as violent, but is subtle enough that a kid could probably pick it up and read the first few chapters. By the final chapter, it has become an outright bloodfest.
* [[Literature/{{Dragons}} The Last Dragon Chronicles]]: ''The Fire Ascending''. Ho boy...
* While the first ''Literature/CircleOfMagic'' quartet isn't devoid of violence (there's an extended battle with pirates in the second book), the danger mostly comes from natural sources and we don't see too much aftermath. Its sequel quartet changes this, since all of the plots revolve around crime sprees. ''Magic Steps,'' the first book, has a scene of bloody and violent assassination early on (without InfantImmortality), there are messy stranglings in ''Street Magic'' and ''Shatterglass'', and ''Cold Fire'' goes into terrifying detail about what fire and smoke does to a person.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
%%* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' spoofs this with "Creator/SamPeckinpah's ''Salad Days''".
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** Leela stands out as being an unusually violent companion. There had always been ActionHero companions in ''Doctor Who'', but usually they stuck to wrestling, {{Flynning}} or were generally kept bloodless (for example, Jamie had a knife, but was never allowed to stab people with it). Leela, meanwhile, was allowed to knife villains and poison them with thorns. It didn't help that her {{Stripperific}} leather outfit made her a lot HotterAndSexier than the other companions had been up to that point, as well. And the story she was introduced in had the Doctor threaten people with a crossbow, throw a maneating beast onto someone (with a BondOneLiner) and kick a man into an electrical fence. Both viewers and Creator/TomBaker felt Leela was too violent for the show, and she was toned down considerably in the next season.
** The mid 70's period with Creator/RobertHolmes as script editor and Creator/TomBaker as the Doctor had everything from blood squibs to impalement to severed heads, with stories like "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E5TheBrainOfMorbius The Brain of Morbius]]" and "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E5TheRobotsOfDeath The Robots of Death]]" pushing the envelope. Seasons 21-22, featuring some incredibly violent stories like "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E1AttackOfTheCybermen Attack of the Cybermen]]" and "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E4ResurrectionOfTheDaleks Resurrection of the Daleks]]", were also infamously brutal and contributed in part to the show's 18 month hiatus. Suffice to say that the pre-2005 series got away with a lot that wouldn't fly now. Even then, both of those eras were terminated by large-scale media criticism and consequent ExecutiveMeddling.
** ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' episode 1 features a man being killed by an alien. Whilst this happens blood spews out from him as though he were a hose. This could be seen as part of the show's attempt to look DarkerAndEdgier than its parent series.
* ''Franchise/KamenRider'' franchise do have some share of blood and gore, but a few of them stand out:
** ''Series/KamenRiderAmazon'' is this for the franchise. The enemies there aren't MadeOfExplodium (except for some), they bleed a lot of technicolor blood and are easily decapitated. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeI3LIpjGSU Just look at the deaths.]]
*** This even carries over to Amazon's appearance in ''Series/KamenRiderDecade''. It's actually more subdued than the original show, but it's still Bloodier And Gorier since it's from a series where every other villain blows up when destroyed.
** ''Series/KamenRiderAmazons'' proudly carries on the tradition of its parent, especially since it's a web-exclusive series aimed at adult fans of the franchise. The result includes such features as the main character inflicting YourHeadAsplode on a monster via Rider Kick, severed limbs in multiple episodes, and people being EatenAlive.
** ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'' is ''much gorier'' than other mainline entries (although it's toned down from ''Amazons'' in comparison), since it's a [[CrapsaccharineWorld Crapsaccharine]] CombatMedic-themed entry that deals with the diseases and having more body count that's comparable to war films. Some characters do ''bleeding'' in occasions, especially in The Beast Rider Squad special. The main character Emu does bleed as well.
* ''[[Series/{{Roots|2016}} Roots (2016)]]'' is this compared to the original 1977 miniseries. While the original was groundbreaking for its harrowing depiction of slavery, the remake holds no punches in its brutality largely due to it being on cable. For example, Kunta Kinte being tortured into saying his slave name is a longer and far more brutal scene in remake's first episode than it was in the original miniseries.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' is certainly Bloodier And Gorier than previous shows in the genre, such as ''Series/TheXFiles'', ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', ''Series/{{Angel}}'', etc., as it pretty much revels in {{Gorn}}. Which is really saying something, considering ''The X-Files'' didn't shy away from {{squick}} itself.
* The second season of ''Series/{{V 2009}}'', with Anna killing a Visitor with her scorpion tail, making it rain blood (or some similar substance) and skinning a Visitor alive.
* ''Series/DeadliestWarrior'' was already a pretty gory show with all the dummies and pig carcasses getting chopped to bits, but the second season began filling their mannequins and pig carcasses with fake blood so that EVERY hit would result in copious bleeding (and with the pigs, gigantic pools of blood soaking the floor).
* ''Series/CriminalMinds'' went from merely implying the violence in Season One to gradually showing the effects of it in later seasons to, by Season Six, having huge displays of blood and gore, often the results of "creative" crimes.
* Compared to the rest of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, ''Series/Daredevil2015'' is this by a country mile and then some. There's a very good reason it got a TV-MA rating, with its [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown brutal beatings]] and some [[EyeScream utterly horrific]] [[OffWithHisHead death scenes]].
* The ''Series/TalesFromTheCrypt'' television series is this to the original comics (which were far from being bloodless already). In almost every episode, at least one character is guaranteed to be messily murdered, and usually an AssholeVictim at that.
* The [[AfterlifeAntechamber Hell banishments]] in the live-action adaptation of ''Anime/HellGirl'' are generally much bloodier and more violent than the ones in the original anime, which rarely used blood during the banishments.
* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' has the episode "Conspiracy", which culminates in the confrontation of a parasite-possessed Starfleet member that ends with Picard and Riker forced to [[YourHeadAsplode blow his head off]] and [[TorsoWithAView burn a whole in his torso]] to draw out the queen parasite.
* ''Franchise/UltraSeries'': Much like with his work on ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'', Creator/EijiTsuburaya forbid the usage of blood and gore in ''Series/UltraQ'', ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'', and ''Series/UltraSeven'' (though some moments of FamilyUnfriendlyViolence did slip past his radar). After his death in 1970, more gruesome acts of violence committed between Ultras and monsters or monsters and humans appeared, most blatantly in ''Series/UltramanAce'' and ''Series/UltramanLeo''. This was toned down in the 1980s after MoralGuardians began to crack down on violence in {{Toku}}.

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* Try comparing the Mexican world wrestling council, Wrestling/{{CMLL}}, where any blood spilled will be edited out of the regular TV show, with the Puerto Rican world wrestling council, WWC, which all but invented the [[GimmickMatches barbed wire match]]. Even though WWC is an old school promotion, considered "the last of the territories", CMLL is the oldest continuously extant promotion in the world, so it still fits this trope.
* [[Wrestling/{{FMW}} Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling]] took everything WWC did, got some more ideas from Wrestling/JerryLawler's USWA, turned them all UpToEleven, added explosives and set out to put on a show bloodier than Wrestling/{{New Japan|ProWrestling}} and Wrestling/{{All Japan|ProWrestling}}.
* While never reaching the insanity of FMW, the Wrestling/{{CZW}} managed to eclipse the Wrestling/{{ECW}} shows in the sheer amounts of blood letting and mutilation, largely thanks to the efforts of one "Sick" Nick Mondo. CZW's Cage Of Death is also this to CMLL's version.
* Big Japan Pro Wrestling, a more direct successor of FMW, likes to take other promotion's GimmickMatches, and make them even bloodier. Where Nick Mondo got the weed whacker banned from sports in the United States while working for CZW, Big Japan decided to top it with buzz saws![[/folder]]

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' does this to many Greek myths, but by default. The myths were pretty violent to begin with, but you got to ''see'' it in the game. Plus those weren't really considered that violent in those days mainly due to ValuesDissonance.
* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV''. Given the graphic improvement of the game, the scenes of violence are much more detailed. Not only that, the game also gave us a torture mission, where ''you are the torturer.''
* ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'' is this towards the rest of the series. Considering how infamous the series already was because of how bloody and gory it was, this is saying ''a lot''.
** The later 2D games took this to cartoonish levels. Apparently your average Franchise/MortalKombat character had about 3-5 ribcages and 12 femurs.
** ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombatX X]]'' is '''''[[UpToEleven even bloodier than 9]]'''''. The Fatalities are really trying to set new standards of gruesome in this game (no one's had their ''eyeballs forcibly shocked out of their heads'' in ''9'', gory as it was). However unlike Mortal Kombat 9, the characters isn't shown bloodied or bruised during fights as much as before.
* ''VideoGame/StarWarsRepublicCommando'' is fairly bloody and gory for a Star Wars game, but managed to stay T-Rated. Granted the bloods in game are either Geonosian, Trandoshan, or droid oil.
* ''VideoGame/TimeSplittersFuturePerfect'' is a partial subversion of this trope's association with DarkerAndEdgier. The game had blood and gore for the first time in the series, earning the franchise's first M rating from the ESRB.
* ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaRondoOfBlood'' and ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaBloodlines'', made for the UsefulNotes/Turbografx16 and UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis respectively, feature more blood and violence than the ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' games on [[UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem Nintendo]] [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem consoles]] were allowed to.
* ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'': Aside from the already gruesome chance to kill someone using an assault rifle with a [[ChainsawGood chainsaw bayonet]] attached, the sequels take the LudicrousGibs factor UpToEleven with a flamethrower, mortar, hand-carried minigun, grenades also acting as proximity mines and multiple types of executions than the standard curbstomping someone's head to the pavement in the original.
* ''VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy'' ''looks'' like a close pastiche of early console games, except with the player character exploding in showers of gore whenever hit. That, and with the difficulty turned UpToEleven.
* ''VideoGame/TheFirstFunkyFighter'' is a bloodier and gorier take on Whack-A-Mole. You even get to rip sharks in half with your bare hands.
* ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty: World At War'' took this to the extreme. High powered weapons and explosives could rip apart enemies, tearing off limbs and exposing internal organs. The ending consists of [[spoiler: Sgt. Reznov hacking away at a German soldier on the top of the Reichstag before impaling him and kicking him off the building.]]
** ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare'' and its sequels do this, compared to the previous games in the ''Call of Duty'' series. It also ups the rating from Teen to Mature, and justifiably so.
* ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' is notably bloodier and gorier (most noticeable when you zoom in with a sniper rifle) than its predecessor, and also far more justifiably M-rated compared to the barely M-rated first game. ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' takes it a little further, including headshots blowing enemy heads apart and explosions reducing victims to [[LudicrousGibs gibs]].
* ''VideoGame/PrinceOfPersiaWarriorWithin'' added in lots of blood that wasn't present in ''VideoGame/PrinceOfPersiaTheSandsOfTime'', despite your enemies being made of sand, and therefore not actually having any blood.
* The ''VideoGame/{{Splatterhouse}}'' series was always rife with blood and {{Gorn}} and a copious amount of BodyHorror. In fact, it'd be hard to find a single screen without one or all of those things. The remake, however, manages to crank this UpToEleven in just about every way possible.
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'' is this to the rest of the ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' series. Not only is it a full-on ActionGame, but you can now "Cut at Will". It shows extremely well in the trailer, with [[TheHero Raiden]] [[SliceAndDiceSwordsmanship slicing soldiers into a billion little bloody pieces]].
* The original ''VideoGame/TwistedMetal'' games were usually reserved to blood puddles and explosions with few exceptions. ''Black'' and the 2012 reboot changes this up a bit with a lot more violent scenes in addition to being DarkerAndEdgier.
* This happens in the later worlds of ''VideoGame/{{Eversion}}''.
* Inverted in the ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer Tiberium'' series. In the original ''Command and Conquer'', infantry died bloodily, screaming loudly. In ''Tiberium Wars'', however, these deaths have been replaced by BloodlessCarnage. Paradoxally, the series itself has been getting DarkerAndEdgier.
* ''VideoGame/ThrillKill'' was going to be this, as it was based off of ''Mortal Kombat'' with the gorn turned UpToEleven.
%%* The flash AdventureGame, ''VideoGame/GretelAndHansel''.
* While blood, gore and organs are nothing uncommon of the classic splatter and zombie genres, ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2'' takes it to the extreme when compared to its [[VideoGame/Left4Dead predecessor]]. Shoot someone in the head and watch it [[YourHeadASplode crumble?]]: Lame. Shoot an infected down low and watch its intestines unravel and trail along the ground behind him as he continues to tear after you?: Awesome.
** It was so awesome, that it was [[BannedInChina banned in Australia]].
* ''The VideoGame/TheHouseOfTheDeadOverkill'', ironically, was actually ''toned down'' to realistic levels compared to the first three games and ''Zombie Revenge'' (and those typing games). You could blast chunks off of bodies or blow holes clean through torsos in earlier games; in Overkill, all you can do is explode heads, sever arms or legs, or get a semi-gib in which the head and all limbs are removed -- and that requires either the SlowMotion powerup or a hit to the head with a powerful gun (like max-damage automatic shotgun). However, there is the [[NauseaFuel/VideoGames slaughterhouse level]] in the UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 remake, in which most of the zombies are nothing but muscle and organs (undoubtedly one of the most disgusting sights ever seen in a video game).
** The House of The Dead series in general inverts this starting from ''House of the Dead 4'' where it simply has the zombies burst into flames or dissolve into pixie dust.
* ''VideoGame/SeriousSam HD'' has significantly more blood than the original games it is an UpdatedRerelease of, plus LudicrousGibs.
* This is what the higher violence control settings in ''VideoGame/RiseOfTheTriad'' do compared to the lower ones. Also, compared to ''VideoGame/Wolfenstein3D'', upon which its engine is based, the game is definitely this with the gore on the default setting (which also happens to be the maximum).
* ''VideoGame/DukeNukem'':
** Easy to mod into ''VideoGame/DukeNukem3D'' through editing GAME.CON in a text editor. Just don't go too overboard or killing an enemy with the rocket launcher can crash the game.
%%** Compare ''VideoGame/DukeNukemManhattanProject'' to any of the earlier platformer instalments in the franchise.
** Compare ''VideoGame/DukeNukem3D'' to its predecessors. Yes, like ''[[VideoGame/DukeNukemForever Forever]]'', the title was a ''pun.'' [[ThirdIs3D This is actually the sequel to a pair of action platformers]] [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness that bear little-to-no resemblance at all]] to ''Duke Nukem 3D''.
* The original ''VideoGame/SoldierOfFortune'' had a rather cartoonish gore system, with limbs flying off from shotgun blasts at implausible range, heads blown clean off by the game's HandCannon, people inflating and exploding from the microwave gun, bodies reduced to bloody kibble by grenade explosions, etc. The second game had more scarily realistic damage modeling (jaws blown off, brains splattered, blood squirting from severed limbs, etc.). ''Payback'' returned to ''Itchy & Scratchy'' style gore.
* The ''VideoGame/{{Battletoads}}'' UsefulNotes/ArcadeGame is much bloodier than the console games that came before it, enough to justify the game listing each player's "Korpse Kount" and the "Greatest Gravefillers." It's still a game about anthropomorphic toads who can transform their body parts into various weapons, so it's very hard to take seriously.
* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' is pretty bloody and gory for an RPG. Melee combat with enemies that aren't bloodless always results in blood sprayed over the combatants. The finishers take the take though: death by being beaten with a shield, stabbing and decapitation, being impaled on a greatsword, etc. One of the special traits of the unique greatsword Ageless even increases the chances of a bloody kill. There is also a spell that turns a corpse into a bomb of blood and gore and another spell that freezes enemies in place while the blood erupts from their bodies.
** And ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' is ''[[UpToEleven much]]'' bloodier and gorier, with body parts constantly flying around.
*** It even parodies its own bloodier-and-gorier tendencies in [[UnreliableNarrator Varric's prologue]], in which every monster ends up in LudicrousGibs.
* In ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryIII'', many death animations show the hero melting, (if poisoned,) impaled by a spear, or turning into a food product such as a hamburger or (in a famous easter egg) a pizza. (When eaten. And no, it is not as graphic as you think.) While it is not overly bloody, it is certainly more so than the first two games. This is surprisingly {{Inverted}} in the fourth and darkest game, in which some deaths just show (vegetarian!) food products if the hero is eaten, and most deaths just show the hero falling. Only a few examples avert this.
* ''VideoGame/DotFlow'' compared to ''VideoGame/YumeNikki''. Yume Nikki simply has [[{{Foreshadowing}} a recurring bloodstain.]] .flow has blood and/or [[RuleOfSymbolism rust]] show up pretty everywhere.
* ''VideoGame/PerfectDark'' in comparison to ''VideoGame/GoldenEye1997''. There were blood animations in the latter, but not the detailed spatter effects seen in the former. Also, they remain even after the enemies' bodies have faded.
* This is actually something of a reversal for ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath''. Initial trailers had Asura kill his enemies with much bloodier and gorier deaths, as opposed to how they [[DisappearsIntoLight disappear into light]] in the final game. It was likely changed to avoid connotations of being a ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' ripoff, and most of the footage was when Creator/KeijiInafune was the games Executive Producer, who wanted to westernize japanese games to be able to compete with western developers.
* ''VideoGame/TheWarriors'' (the 2005 Rockstar game inspired by the cult 1970s movie) definitely qualifies. While there was some blood in the movie, it was pretty restrained and nowhere near as disgusting as certain portions of the game, particularly a sequence early on where you sneak through the shadows surrounding a gang hideout and attack enemy guards from behind with a knife, slitting their throats clean open so that they die messily. (And you're a ''good guy''!)
* Compared to ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom'', ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone'' is a lot messier in terms of showing blood. Hell, even [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Jedah's]] LimitBreak practically ''splats the unlucky character to a wall all bloodied up''.
* Downplayed in the GameMod ''VideoGame/SonicErazor'', wherein the series' trademark spikes are bloody. This applies to itself as well -- earlier versions had a small circle on the tip, while the final versions are much more obvious in their goriness.
* The ''VideoGame/BrutalDoom'' mod includes all kinds of gameplay tweaks, such as slightly beefing up enemy AI and giving them new tricks, replacing the dinky pistol with a far more useful assault rifle, and introducing reloads and other things to make the gunplay slightly more realistic and give it more oomph. What everyone remembers, though, is the ability to practically paint the walls, floor and ceiling in blood and gore, blow zombies' limbs off and have them crawl on the floor in agony, and perform ultraviolent, messy fatalities.
* ''VideoGame/MaxPayne 3'' is definitely gorier than its predecessors, especially the bullet exit wound animations.
* The ''Blood and Gore'' DLC packs for both ''VideoGame/TotalWarShogun2'' and ''VideoGame/TotalWarRomeII'' definitely live up to the title, turning the BloodlessCarnage of otherwise massive conflicts into utter''bloodbaths.''
* ''VideoGame/SniperEliteV2'' and ''VideoGame/SniperEliteIII'' are both bloodier and gorier than the game before it. One of the game's big party tricks is an ArrowCam system that tracks a killshot through the air and brings up an x-ray view of the unfortunate victim, allowing you to watch the bullet pass through his body with realistic effect. The third game features the most advanced version, with muscle and circulatory layers and dynamic bone destruction: a shot to the leg will show the bullet smashing through his femur bone; a shot to the heart will show the bullet tumbling through the chest cavity, breaking ribs and shredding the organ; a shot to the head will show the bullet perforating through the skull, demolishing the facial bones and/or possibly [[EyeScream splattering the eyeball]]; and a [[GroinAttack shot to the testicles]]... well, you can probably guess.
* ''[[VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon FEAR 2: Project Origin]]'' is noticeably gorier than the first game.
* ''VideoGame/{{Turok}} 2: Seeds of Evil'' [[{{Gorn}} infamously upped the gore]] after the first game, but ''Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion'' toned it down again.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyType0'' is significantly more violent than any other title in the series, true to the game's WarIsHell mentality.
* Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda inverts this trope. The games got significantly LESS bloody after the N64 title, especially Ocarina of Time, which featured a torture device with a pool of blood underneath it, Ganon vomiting blood, blood splatter effects when enemies are hit and a bloodstained Dead Hand.
* ''Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'' initially had BloodlessCarnage - the gruesomeness of being stuffed into an animatronic suit was largely implied, with the Game Over screen merely having the eyes hang out. [[Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddys3 The third game]], however, features Springtrap - who [[spoiler:has the Purple Man's crushed and mangled corpse inside his suit, with organs, veins and a mummified skull visible at various points. And you see how he got into Springtrap at the end of Night 5, and even with the Atari-esque graphics, it's far from a pretty sight]].
* The early ''VideoGame/{{Contra}}'' games are bloodless due to hardware limitation and monsters are only scary to the minor extents. Since ''Contra 3'', the games are more intense, more exploding, and bloodier, with some of the alien boss designs being downright hideous. In the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 games ''Shattered Soldier'' and ''Neo Contra'', the player is basically forced into a marathon against [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]] and [[WombLevel Womb Levels]] with [[{{Gorn}} blood and aliens' substances spraying everywhere]].
** In ''Neo Contra'', if you get a high-enough rank after Stage 5, you will get a cutscene where [[spoiler:[[HeroicSacrifice Mystery G gets killed by]] [[BigBad Master]] [[TrueFinalBoss Contra]] when saving Bill and Jaguar from getting paralyzed, with G dying under blood pool]]. [[HundredPercentCompletion Get a perfect hit ratio]] while playing as Jaguar throughout all 7 stages without dying brings you to a GoldenEnding where [[spoiler:Jaguar relentlessly slicing the mooks followed by gore and explosions in the first half]].
* ''[[Videogame/MechWarrior MechWarrior Living Legends]]'' seriously ratcheted up the blood 'n guts in a series that is traditionally [[BloodlessCarnage bloodless]] either due to technical limitations or from a lack of infantry. In ''Living Legends'', players in PoweredArmor will be reduced to LudicrousGibs when overkilled by high-powered HumongousMecha weaponry and their [[DiegeticInterface visor heads up display]] will be sprayed with suit sealant and blood when damaged. SnipingTheCockpit of a battlemech will result in a satisfying spray of blood. Subsequent titles return to bloodless carnage.
* ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'' compared to ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' is this. Not only you can spill blood everywhere, the blood ''is'' the plot device itself.
* While ''VideoGame/TalesSeries'' games tend to adhere to BloodlessCarnage, the manga releases of the games often do not. The ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny2'' manga noticeably features a lot of blood when the game had none at all.
** And there's ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria'' who shows a lot of blood, wounds and bloodied gash where people were slashed and impaled and even had a scene early where Velvet kills a Daemon with blood splttering on her face. However, compared to ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyType0'' above (who manage to get a M rating just for blood only compared to the mostly T-rated franchise) the game still has a T rating in spite of all that.
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': Compared to previous ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona games'', which had largely BloodlessCarnage. The protagonist is beaten by police at the beginning of the story to the point he's covered in bruises, various characters bleed black blood from their eyes and mouth after being targeted by TheConspiracy, characters bloodily rip masks of their face when first awakening to their Persona, you sneak attack enemies by ripping the masks they use for faces off, and the game's main ColorMotif is vivid blood red.
* ''Elevator Action Returns'' contains much more blood and violence than the original ''Elevator Action'' game, which was mostly lighthearted.
* ''Videogame/DarkestDungeon'' had a lot of BodyHorror, but it was mildly tame in the blood and gore department outside of corpses left behind by enemies. The DLC, the Crimson Court, has vampires as a primary theme. Not only does the BodyHorror go up, but the newer enemies have blood dripping from their mouths, infected party members require blood to stay alive, the new class is covered in the stuff, and even your ''torch'' is dripping in red when accessing the new area.
* ''VideoGame/SleepingDogs'' is extremely violent compared to either the previous True Crime games and ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'', featuring civilians killed in cutscenes during gunfights, violent deaths at weddings and funerals (and it's not played comically at all unlike GTA) and the infamous scene when [[spoiler: Jackie is disemboweled right before Wei is tortured]].
* ''VideoGame/WaxWorks'', the SpiritualSuccessor of ''VideoGame/{{Elvira}}'', one ups the already gory original by being filled to the brim with infamously disturbing game over screens.
* ''VideoGame/EarthDefenseForce5'':
** The game ups the gore compared to its previous titles. While there are still sprays of blood from living alien enemies there are now rather simple blood splat marks when you kill enemies. In addition injured enemies now have a location based damage texture that reflect the severity of damage done to the enemy.
** Enemies now die in a spray of gibs and chunks especially when killed with powerful or explosive weapons.
** Giant humanoid enemies can have individual limbs blown off forcing them to crawl around or try and fight you missing an arm.
* The ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'' 2019 remake is a lot gorier than the original 1998 game. Zombies are particularly nasty as your shots blow chunks out of them, and they are much more resilient than before; you can have a zombie still lurching towards you with his face and half of his skull missing from a shotgun blast. Leon and Claire also show visible wounds when they get bitten and scratched, with persistent scars after healing.

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* ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'' may not have become gorier ''per se'', but its conversion to color made all the blood rather... well, bloodier.
* ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'', while surprisingly tame on the violence in the first three acts, later acts become a lot more gruesome than Creator/AndrewHussie's previous work, ''Webcomic/ProblemSleuth'', when one of the villains ascends to near godhood and uses those powers to slaughter an enemy army and cover the battlefield with their blood.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''Film/ForkliftDriverKlaus,'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUwki29-rYQ (watch it here,)]] a parody safety video featuring bisections, decapitations, and impalements, certainly qualifies.
* ''WebAnimation/DeadFantasy'' is this along with DarkerAndEdgier by the 5th instalment. Early on, Monty made a point that the girls were "[[LetsYouAndHimFight just having fun]]", like some sort of [[RuleOfCool ridiculously awesome]] bloodless sparring match between superhuman opponents. The 5th instalment introduces a dark conspiracy plot, not to mention the episode ends with [[spoiler:Tifa]] seriously injured and bloodied after a long and brutal fight.
* PlayedForLaughs in the "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyXkq2vpFws&list=PLq1RHkcWD75fIZDdVVXTv6HEqhfJJZoIg&index=1 With Blood]]" series on [=YouTube=], which adds in bloody effects to scenes from ''Film/HomeAlone'' and ''Film/BackToTheFuture''. The result is both disturbing and hilarious.
* FanFiction in general often takes source material that isn't that violent, and causes it to be.
* ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'' {{invert|ed trope}}s this trope. Over the course of the RP, there has been a bigger emphasis on realism as it reached the end of Season 3, so deaths such as ripping out someone's heart and feasting on it, [[TheresNoKillLikeOverKill then ripping out their own heart, then shooting it and themselves in the head]], [[GroinAttack castration through many bloody means such as the use of firecrackers or someone's own arm]], and overabundance of torture and amputations, have been less prevalent over the years. These are supposed to be [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Ordinary High-school students]], remember?
* ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'' does this as a way to mock TastesLikeDiabetes shows.
* ''WebVideo/DontHugMeImScared'':
** The game ups the gore compared to its previous titles. While there are still sprays of blood from living alien enemies there are now rather simple blood splat marks when you kill enemies. In addition injured enemies now have a location based damage texture that reflect the severity of damage done to the enemy.
** Enemies now die in a spray of gibs and chunks especially when killed with powerful or explosive weapons.
** Giant humanoid enemies can have individual limbs blown off forcing them to crawl around or try and fight you missing an arm.
** The fifth episode, where [[spoiler:Duck Guy's organs are torn out and eaten, and later his entire body is mutilated]].
** Inverted in Episode 6, which doesn't have any significant blood or gore, and focuses instead more on psychological horror.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Franchise/{{Transformers}}:
** ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' was the worst about it, having characters blown or hacked apart. Of course, they were almost always put together just fine, making it pretty hard to ''believe'' in the deaths of some characters, who endured much less than Waspinator does every day of his life ([[HandWave his spark is in his head]]).
** '''[[Film/{{Transformers}} GIVE]] [[LargeHam ME YOUR]] FACE.''' (And that line doesn't cover the staff impaling that is also included.)
** The ''Transformers: Generation 2'' comic was probably the "goriest" incarnation of Transformers ever. It had all the visual trappings of UsefulNotes/{{the Dark Age of comic|books}}s with truckloads or blatant robot substitutes for organs and blood.
* ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeResolute'', although it's not really to excess, largely avoids the {{A Team Firing}}s from the original series and actually shows Snake-Eyes getting his muting injury, though it's covered in a cloak.
** Although the Joes now shoot and kill Cobra troopers, it should be noted that the bad guys still fire like Stormtroopers.
*** Which makes the Joes even more {{Boring Invincible Hero}}es (minus Snake Eyes of course)
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
** Often how ''WesternAnimation/TreehouseOfHorror'' Halloween specials work. For "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS6E6TreehouseOfHorrorV Treehouse of Horror V]]", in response to critics who said the specials were too bloody and gory, Creator/MattGroening ''urged'' writers to make the bloodiest and goriest special that they could.
** In one episode, Ned Flanders makes a movie retelling events of Literature/TheBible in incredibly gory fashion. For example, when King Solomon gives his [[JudgmentOfSolomon legendary judgement]] , he simply cuts the baby in half then and there - and then has a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment and ''cuts himself in half''.
** ''The Simpsons'' in general was much more graphic than any mainstream cartoon series that had preceded it when it first aired in 1989-1990. Even if you leave out the ''Itchy & Scratchy'' sequences (many of which are full-fledged {{Gorn}}), there have been quite a few examples of bloody violence being PlayedForLaughs and/or shock value. "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS2E8BartTheDaredevil Bart the Daredevil]]", for example, ends with Homer falling down a cliff, much as [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Wile E. Coyote]] or [[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts Goofy]] once did. But instead of BloodlessCarnage, we have Homer getting busted open with every rock and crag his body impacts on the way down, so that by the time he hits bottom he is grotesquely bruised and has blood smeared on his face. (And then, when a helicopter tries to airlift Homer on a stretcher to the hospital, they accidentally drop the stretcher and Homer falls down the cliff ''again'', [[CrossesTheLineTwice getting his bandages torn open and accumulating even more injuries]]!) It was obviously intended to depict Homer as an IronButtmonkey, but it almost certainly frightened or unnerved many children.
* The later episodes of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' can get quite gory with things like people's limbs being torn off, disemboweled, heads exploding, torn in half, etc, when in the earlier episodes hardly any blood was seen. Even when a guy was shot about 20 times and died, not a single drop of blood was shown coming from him.
** Special mention should go to their parody of ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', where just about every single injury of people who weren't wearing full-body armor had pretty realistic-acting bloodspill. This was probably to compensate for all the pain Creator/SethMacfarlane had with [[TastesLikeDiabetes Ewoks]] and [[ExecutiveMeddling FOX's pressuring]].
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' has this in spades when it comes to the first seven seasons. Nearly no violence happens in Season 1, but each successive season for the next ten years had more punching, hitting, skin getting ripped off, veins popping, and of course, blood, than the last, culminating in an episode where Plankton tries to commit suicide! Needless to say, this was toned down a bit in Season 8 and especially after ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongebobMovieSpongeOutOfWater''.
%%* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' with a couple or two of episodes after the first season.
* In the Sixth Season ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' episode "Prisoner of Benda" a member of a stage audience gets his arm cut off, however all you see are rings representing his skin, muscle/blood and bone. Later, in the Season 7 episode "Tip of the Zoidberg", Zoidberg is forced to give Fry a liver transplant for his [[spoiler:Simpson's Jaundice]] brought on by excessive bleeding, with Leela as the donor. [[AccidentalPun Cut]] to the rather catastrophic end result: Leela is [[WhoNeedsTheirWholeBody sawed in half at the waist, her upper torso hopping around the operating table]], with blood dripping from incision area into a clearly visible pool of it.
-->"All you had to do was stop cutting my spine when I said 'Stop! You're cutting my spine!'"
** The series finale tops this with Fry committing suicide by jumping off a very tall building and exploding into a mess of blood and guts. '''''Repeatedly'''''.
* The original ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch'' was a violent and bloody show to begin with. However, the short-lived MTV2 revival that aired in the mid-2000s turned out to be much bloodier than the original, which is quite a feat.
* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' season 5 compared to the previous seasons, thanks to the shift over to Creator/AdultSwim; while previous seasons had a lot of SymbolicBlood from the Robot Mooks Jack carved his way through, Season 5 pits him against the very human Daughters of Aku, leading to such images as Jack slashing one of the Daughter's throats with her sword before realizing he's taken a very deep knife wound to the stomach, one of the last scenes being Jack floating down a river in a cloud of his own blood.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' had this throughout its run with characters' organs flying into the air and characters getting shot. There's one episode were Ren and Stimpy get their heads impaled on spears, and in some episodes blood is even seen.