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Vampires need blood to survive. Some can survive on the [[VegetarianVampire blood of lesser creatures]] -- rats, cats, dogs, etc. But their beverage of preference and choice is almost always human blood.

Humans who have encountered a FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire may count themselves lucky, as the KissOfTheVampire is at worst, a tolerable experience, and at best, as good as or BetterThanSex.

The vampires who aren't quite so humane or human-friendly, don't much care for whether their prey enjoys it. They likely won't survive the experience to care, as these vampires don't bother with table manners, let alone leaving two dainty, easily covered puncture wounds. They go for the jugular, and if the rest of the neck goes with it, ''c'est la mort''.

The GoryDiscretionShot is seldom used with a [[HorrorHunger violently hungry]] vampire, so the viewer is treated to seeing the HighPressureBlood fountaining everywhere, and the police or intrepid [[YouMeddlingKids meddling kids]] are treated to the messy aftermath. Where this can get ''really'' torturous is if the vampire is into {{Hemo Erotic}}ism, because then they'll ''draw out'' the feeding process.

See OurVampiresAreDifferent, and KissOfTheVampire for the flipside of this trope.

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[[folder: Anime and Manga]]
* ''Manga/VampireKnight'' skirts the line between this and KissOfTheVampire, especially with Yuuki and Zero. Almost all cases of vampire bites in the show lean towards this trope, though.
* {{Alucard}} of ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' tends to not bother with subtlety ever. Unless maybe it'll make the MindScrew ''even worse''. He's been told that "It's not good to play with your food," but evidentially it didn't take (also, he ate the person who said that). He won't sink two delicate fangs into your neck; he'll open his huge toothy maw, latch onto your throat to lift you off the ground, worry you like a dog, and devour your broken body. Probably after he's done crushing you in battle, and almost definitely while laughing. He can also absorb blood that's anywhere nearby - [[spoiler:in the manga, he calls ''rivers'' of spilt blood to him through the streets of a war-scarred London; and in the anime, he revives himself using the blood spilt in the tower of London]]. Feeding or no, he'll make a mess of you because it's ''fun''.
** He's definitely not alone in this; vampires in ''Hellsing'' bite with mouths crammed full of fangs (even if they're [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire Seras]]) and habitually tear out people's throats. All of them are brutal, Alucard is simply exceptionally brutal.
* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' is horrific when it comes to this; its vampires feed through their ''hands''. In the first series, one feeds using his ''hair''. It comes across like the vines from ''Film/TheRuins''.
* Happened once to the titular DarkMagicalGirl in the ''Manga/VampirePrincessMiyu'' OAV. [[spoiler: The first human she bit after her powers came to the surface, one of her classmates at school, died.]] In a subversion, [[spoiler: Miyu didn't brutalize the poor girl, only biting her and sucking off almost all of her blood off-screen ([[DeadHandShot we only see her passed out on the ground]]), and we learn about her also off-screen death a bit later.]] Not to mention it's a sort-of JustifiedTrope: [[spoiler: it was the second time ever Miyu had drank someone's blood (the first one was when she met Larva) [[NaiveNewcomer and had no real idea of how to do it]]; she told Larva in tears that one moment she was distracted and [[LesbianVampire thinking the girl was kinda cute]], and at the other she found herself sucking her blood off...]]
* ''Manga/{{Gantz}}'' has this trope in spades, to the point where we see a metal tub being filled with blood after a vampire cut a few women's heads off. They don't care how they get the blood - they just want it.
* Played for laughs in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''. Negi pays Evangeline for his lessons by allowing her to drink his blood. She insists on it, and he responds with the same reluctance and squirming as a kid getting a shot at the hospital.
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[[folder: Comic Books]]
* The first instalment of the ''[[Comicbook/BatmanVampire Batman vs Dracula]]'' series, ''Red Rain'' has Dracula and his minions slashing the throats of their victims with their fangs after they're done to cover up the supernatural element of their attack and disguise the killing as a standard murder.
* Mina Murray from ''Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' wears a red scarf to hide the scars from her attack by Dracula. Alan Moore [[OurVampiresAreDifferent decided that vampires would feed like vampire]] ''[[OurVampiresAreDifferent bats]];'' i.e. grind the skin into hamburger with nasty serrated teeth, and lap up what comes out. So, Mina's scars are not the "pair of discreet puncture wounds" of legend, but massive and disfiguring. The [[Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen film]] goes with the traditional bite look, the way the ''book'' had it.
* Vampires in ''Comicbook/{{Preacher}}'' rip out the side of their victim's neck. The perils of not having fangs...
* The vampires in the [[{{Gorn}} guro]] comic ''Elizabeth Bathory'' by "Raulo" are extremely violent, often partly eating their victims after drinking the blood or even mutilating each other just for fun and letting their HealingFactor take care of the aftermath.
* The traditional bitemarks are {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in Joann Sfar's ''Vampire Loves'': protagonist Ferdinand bites his [[HeavySleeper sleeping victims]] with one fang, so that they think it's a mosquito bite.
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[[folder: Film]]
* In ''Film/TheLostBoys'', David's crew descends on MakeOutPoint to tear the roofs off cars and tear open the skulls of their victims.
* TheFilmOfTheBook for ''Literature/SalemsLot'' had messy, unpleasant vampires.
* In ''Film/InnocentBlood'', the vampire rips the victim's throat out like an animal, which is kind of a subversion because otherwise she's a cute, sexy FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire.
* In ''Film/ThirtyDaysOfNight'', the vampires are violent predators. And they don't even bother to wipe their mouths after feeding. Possibly [[JustifiedTrope justified]], as their pillaging of the town was their equivalent of an all you can eat buffet. The comic book has the vampires being similarly gory... but in private.
* The vampires in the ''Film/BladeTrilogy'' movies are all savage and vicious, and usually rip their victims' throats open.
* ''Film/FromDuskTillDawn'' is full of the vampires who bite hard and messy.
* The vampires in ''Film/{{Daybreakers}}'' are particularly violent, especially when starved. At one point a swarm of them rip a man's head off just to spill more claret.
* ''Film/IAmLegend'' has creatures purported to be violent and messy, but we never really get a good look at their feeding habits.
* ''Film/JohnCarpentersVampires'' features vampires who don't suck blood so much as tear a hole in your carotid and lap at the fountain.
* While most of the vampire attacks in ''Film/TheFearlessVampireKillers'' are on the jugular, at a certain point a man is brought in with vampire bites ''all over his body'', and hardly any blood left.
* In ''Film/NearDark'' the vampires, like Cassidy in ''Comicbook/{{Preacher}}'', usually tear the neck open - Severen is shown to be the vampire equivalent of a messy eater - but it's not the only way to feed. Diamondback also cuts a woman's throat and drains the blood into a beer glass, proving that the vampires aren't fussy about how they get blood, as long as they get it.
* In the Dracula-display segment of ''Film/{{Waxwork}}'', the vampires not only drink the fiance's blood, they [[spoiler:butcher his leg ''while he's still alive'', then share the raw meat with his bride as "steak tartare"]].
* The female vampires in ''Film/CountYorga'' are like this, biting their victims anywhere to drain their blood, leaving bite marks all over the body. Oddly though the title character, Yorga, when feeding on his female victims is nowhere near as messy, just leaving pinpricks on their necks.
* The 2008 Creator/LucyLiu vehicle ''Rise'' features vampires who [[OurVampiresAreDifferent don't have fangs]], so they wear tiny blades around their necks just to tear huge gushing holes in the necks of their victims.
* In ''Film/LetTheRightOneIn'' Eli has to snap the necks of her victims, drop them out of windows or otherwise end their suffering. Up until then they're still struggling around and twitching in agony. The process is so distressing to all concerned that she prefers to have her [[TheRenfield "Dad"]] drain her victims for her. Indeed, the one victim that is bitten but not killed, ends up starting to turn into a vampire themself before they decide to commit suicide by sunlight (which drives their friend to seek vengeance against the little monster that attacked them).
* In ''Film/{{Nosferatu}}'', Orlock's bite isn't too bad (twin puncture wounds), but Orlock's bites also spread the plague.
* Played with in George Romero's ''Film/{{Martin}}'' (1977), where the "vampire" is a demented young man. He doesn't bite his victims-- just slashes their arms open with razor blades.
* The segment "Midnight Mess" from the 1973 ''[[Film/ECComics Vault of Horror]]'' movie adaptation. What sucks more than a vampire bite? Being hung by your ankles and having a ''beer tap'' jammed into your jugular!
* ''House of Dark Shadows'' (1970), the first [[TheMovie movie spin-off]] of ''Series/DarkShadows'', has vampire bites that show a full set of bloody teeth marks, not just two discreet punctures. Makeup artist Dick Smith created the prostheses by biting into a piece of raw steak, then enlarging and deepening the holes made by his canine teeth before making the casting.
* ''Film/TheNightFlier'': DiscussedTrope by Richard Dees. The vampire doesn't leave tiny bite marks, but punctures the necks of his victims with his giant fangs. If he even leaves them in one piece, that is.
* In ''Film/DraculaUntold'', they're presented as extremely gruesome, with the vampire in question [[NightmareFace having their own faces drained of blood during and immediately after the feeding]].
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[[folder: Literature]]
* In Brian Lumley's ''{{Necroscope}}'' series, the vampires are all savage and vicious, even to each other. More to the point, due to the fact that they can reshape their bodies, their feeding habits range from using oversized jaws to tear open human torsos, to forming tentacular siphons and draining their victims dry. And it gets worse when the vampire in question has the power of Necrmouthful
* Vampires in the ''Literature/LauraCaxton'' series have a mouthful of shark-like teeth sharp enough to bite through kevlar like it was butter. They use them for that, too.
* Nancy A. Collins' ''Sonja Blue'' series is full of vampires who are uncaring of the state in which they leave their victims.
* Feeding vampires in ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' rip their victims to bloody shreds first. Plus the excruciating pain if they don't kill you as the venom spreads.
* Vampires in Kim Harrison's ''Literature/TheHollows'' series leave scars on the necks of their victims. The bites may scar but the bite itself is euphoric due to highly addictive vampire venom that causes pleasure center reaction, so the victim craves being bitten again, even months after the bite. Worse, other vampires can re-trigger the bite scar. See KissOfTheVampire.
* Poppy Z. Brite's vampires in ''Literature/LostSouls'' will also rip and tear a victim to shreds, and then devour them, marrow and all. Yummy.
* In the ''NightWorld'' series, when vampires suck blood out of an unwilling and non-tranced victim, it is described as painful. One character compares it to your soul being sucked out of you. [[KissOfTheVampire Willing, now...]]
* In the ''Series/MastersOfHorror'' special "The V Word", the head vampire has no fangs to bite a victim's throat... so he tears out a hunk of flesh and laps up the blood. In another scene, a vampire slashes a man's throat with a piece of glass so his hungry friend can feed.
* The ''Literature/AnitaBlake: Vampire Hunter'' series mostly employs the KissOfTheVampire, but not all vampires bother; the title character has some nasty scar tissue where a vampire gnawed on her.
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' is all over the place on this one. The White Court doesn't leave any marks on their prey, but feed on the lifeforce of their prey by inducing a specific emotion. The Red Court use elaborate disguises to get close to their prey, then use their narcotic saliva to render the prey insensible while they go at it like vampire bats. The Black Court sucks in the conventional sense ({{Dracula}} was actually written as a guide to dealing with the Black Court), but resemble rotting corpses, so ''how'' they come by their prey is another question entirely. The Jade Court has been alluded to, but haven't appeared yet; the character that mentions them says they're from Asia but otherwise very secretive, and it's probably a safe bet that the [[ChineseVampire Chinese "hopping ghost"]] is at least marginally related.
* Vadim Panov's ''Secret City'':
** Masan, ''Literature/SecretCity'''s blood-drinking inhabitants and the source of vampire myths, drink blood to live and to fuel their magic, which also renders them independent from the settings regular magic power sources. The bite isn't poisonous and doesn't carry TheVirus, but is unpleasant and messy.
** [[VoluntaryShapeshifting Anna, the morph mage]] instinctively counters a Masan's psychic attack by growing hollow thorns on her body, then embracing and draining the Masan.
* Depending on the vampire in Creator/AnneRice's ''Literature/TheVampireChronicles'', it can be either this or KissOfTheVampire. Lestat tends to go for the latter, even though most of his victims are criminals. The novel ''Queen of the Damned'' has several vampires engage in a feeding frenzy in a mountain temple, where a group of mortals are so enthralled that they ''want'' their throats to be torn out. When a man offers himself to her, Pandora, who was originally disgusted with this, rips his head off in order to quickly suck in all the blood.
* In Creator/CharlesStross' ''[[Literature/TheLaundrySeries The Rhesus Chart]]'' vampires are created via a form of DemonicPossession whereby an extradimensional parasitic intelligence possesses a subject, usually a ritual magician, granting powers in exchange for victims. Feeding on blood creates a link between the vampire's parasite and the victim, and the victim dies of something resembling [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bovine_spongiform_encephalopathy mad cow disease]] within weeks courtesy of the parasite snacking on their brain. If they don't feed the parasite, the parasite consumes the vampire.
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[[folder: Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' has this, sort of. The vampire only needs to make you bleed to feed, so it's not as messy as most examples, however they don't leave the two neat puncture wounds common to KissOfTheVampire. They leave behind an oval scar, as they bite with all their teeth. Note that this is all they ''have'' to do to feed. Most vampires are sadistic bastards and do much worse. Offscreen, but still.
* The vampires in ''{{Series/Supernatural}}'' rip their victims' throat out while feeding, and are almost always reported as animal attacks.
* The vampiric [[spoiler: Lotte Lipp]] on ''Series/TheLeagueOfGentlemen'' leaves huge, gruesome puncture marks.
* In ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'' a full set of tooth marks is left on the victim, and when people are bitten there's the occasional sound like flesh being ''chewed''. Though they can use their [[MindManipulation compulsion]] to make people ignore the pain, or at least forget about it afterward.
* In a DoingInTheWizard variant, the villain of an early ''Series/{{CSI}}'' episode was a porphyriac convinced she needed to consume human hemoglobin to suppress her illness. Being fangless, she trained her guard dog to maul her intended prey, then removed their livers and spleens (rich in blood) and left each body looking like an animal-attack victim.
* ''Series/DeadliestWarrior'' used a ''freakin' alligator'' as the basis for a vampire's bite in "Vampires vs. Zombies". When the resulting pressure reading was placed into a pneumatic jaw, the "vampire fangs" bit through a "zombie skull", and ''reached the center of the brain''. By comparison, very few non-gunpowder weapons tested on the show have been able to penetrate that deeply into the skull. [[spoiler: The bite ultimately counted for less than 5 percent of the vampire's kills; based on the data, the vampires simply chose to strike the zombies down instead of biting them.]]
* ''Series/TheXFiles'' episode "Bad Blood" featured a VampireVannabe who wore fake fangs to bite people. At one point, he attacks a coroner without them:
-->'''Skinner:''' The coroner's throat's been bitten.
-->'''Mulder:''' The coroner's dead?
-->'''Skinner:''' No, his throat was bitten. Sort of... gnawed on.
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[[folder: Tabletop Games]]
* In ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'', most vampires bring intense pleasure to those they feed on; this is referred to as "[[KissOfTheVampire The Kiss]]". There are exceptions, however:
** The Giovanni clan, on the other hand, have a bite that not only does more damage than your regular bite, it ''really freaking hurts''. Fortunately, the Giovanni are a well-connected clan of few moral compunctions, so there's always a steady stream of not-quite-willing food... Or corpses, who are in no position to feel anything. Given that the clan is renowned for their necromantic abilities and zombies have no need of blood anyway, the latter is basically killing two birds with one stone for them.
** A vampire with the four-point Flaw of 'Grip of the Damned' gives the victims of his feeding absolutely no pleasure whatsoever -- only terror and pain. The vampire is forced to grapple with their struggling victim for as long as he wishes to take their blood, which tends to pose a problem for those with a high [[KarmaMeter Humanity]].
** In addition, there is the Nagaraja bloodline, whose members need to eat the flesh (major organs, mainly) as well as the blood of their victims, and a Flaw called 'Conspicuous Consumption' -- a delusion that causes the same effect to other vampires. Needless to say, "The Kiss" is not an option to these vampires unless they want to put down their victim painlessly by blood drain first.
** The Kuei-jin or Cathayan, Asian vampires in ''TabletopGame/KindredOfTheEast'', lack fangs in their default form, so they need to draw blood using a blade or some other artificial means, or spend a point of Mana to manually grow fangs. (This assumes they're not enlightened enough to subsist on a victim's breath or simply draw upon the ambient energy of the universe, but are sufficiently enlightened that they no longer need to consume the flesh of their prey.)
* In ''TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem'':
** The Noctuku, a Nosferatu bloodline that has the irresistible urge to devour the flesh of their prey. Of course, they can't ''digest'' it, which makes their dinners rather... unpleasant. For bonus points, they actually revel in this, and prefer hunting other vampires to anything else.
** Then there's the Qedeshah, another [[PrestigeClass bloodline]]: not only does their bite hurt, but any attempts to Embrace men end in screaming, painful agony.
** The Norvegi bloodline, whose inherited flaw is that they lack fangs. That means that they have to use something sharp, and it hurts precisely as much as some bastard slitting your wrist with a knife then latching onto it and trying to suck your blood out does. Which is to say, a lot. On the other hand, their special power, [[BodyHorror Bloodworking]], does mean that they can turn their hands into organic bone-knives which drain your blood when you're stabbed. Still hurts like hell, though.
** While they still experience the pleasurable intoxication that most vampire bites cause, victims of the Eupraxus bloodline have a problem when it comes to being fed from - the vampire cannot lick the wound to close it. This often leads to the unfortunate situation of a human haemorrhaging to death while still moaning pleasurably, at least until the intoxication wears off. And because their bitemarks don't heal, being embraced by one of these vampires leads to an eternity of wearing scarves or roll neck jumpers just to cover the holes in your throat.
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' vampires don't generally feed like this -- why let good blood spill all over? -- but ''Van Richten's Guide to Vampires'' briefly mentions how long a vampire can offset starvation by tearing up ''a fresh corpse'' to get at its blood. Just in case it overestimates the [=PCs'=] hardiness and scores a [[TotalPartyKill TPK]], leaving nobody who's still breathing left for dinner.
* The ''Monster Manuscript'' was a booklet giving D&D stats and painting instructions from some Grenadier miniatures from the early '80s. One of the listed monsters is a "velanmorg", an elven vampire that messily plays out this trope, ripping victims' throats out and greedily guzzling the fountaining blood. Their claws hold the struggling prey securely as it bleeds out.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'' Vampires have a "Killing Bite" that's powerful enough to penetrate armor. Wild Vampires don't bite any other way.
* Vampires in the ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}: Black Ops'' setting are fairly simple. In daytime, they sleep. At night, they hunt until they find a normal human, then tear it in half to eat the internal organs and slurp up the blood. Then they start hunting again, until sunrise. Then they sleep.
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[[folder: Video Games]]
* In ''VideoGame/{{Tsukihime}}'', assuming the vampire doesn't just eat you, the bite is actually pretty mild. Unfortunately, the vampire will also put a little of its ''own'' blood back into you, which is horribly painful and makes you feel "as though you have mud in your veins".
* In ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', Rider requires blood as a source of mana to maintain her physical form. She doesn't tend to care much about what happens to the victim after being bitten and will drain them completely if she feels like it, as seen in at least one bad end and also referenced to at the beginning of Heavens Feel. Because she's not actually a vampire, she has no fangs, and has to bite with a human set of teeth, which is as fun for the victim as it sounds. Oddly enough, [[spoiler:she's actually a good guy when she gets a chance to make her own decisions, though she does still enjoy drinking blood]].
* Rayne's full body, arm-and-thigh-locking embrace appears to stun her victims with pleasure in ''VideoGame/BloodRayne''. But if the Kiss is ever broken, Mooks can go right back to attacking without a lingering pause.
* [[VideoGame/LegacyOfKain Kain]] has shown a preference for [[NeckLift hoisting victims into the air with one hand]] and then gruesomely chowing down on their jugular-- with crunching noises-- when he isn't telekinetically vacuuming their blood from afar.
* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', the feeding bites of your standard-issue vampires are [[KissOfTheVampire apparently painless]]. The feeding bite, however, of the eight-foot-tall half-bat [[MonsterProgenitor Volkihar]] [[OneWingedAngel Vampire Lord]]? [[HighPressureBlood Not so much]]. However, you can still feed the nice way when you are not wearing the GameFace.
** The difference is particularly visible by how you can become a Volkihar Vampire Lord in-game. If you are aligned with the vampire-hunting [[TheOrder Dawnguard]], you get the gift from [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire Serana]], who bites you in human form and does her best to make it as painless as possible (in fact, the scene borders on ShipTease). If you chose to join the Volkihar Clan, on the other hand? You get the gift from [[BigBad Lord Harkon]], who bites you in his OneWingedAngel form. This cause you to fall unconscious, and when you wake up, he casually informs you that you were lucky to survive the transformation.
* In ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow2'', Dracula's feeding methods are pretty cringe-worthy. He'll either bite down hard on a person's jugular before ripping him/her apart in a spray of bloody mist, slit the throat open before chowing down, drain victims until they become withered husks, or rip their hearts out and pop them like grapes to drink the blood. Gabriel feeding off Marie is somewhere between this and KissOfTheVampire; he tries not to hurt her, and it's completely consensual (if anything she's happier with the idea than he is), but it's still messy.
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[[folder: Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate'' has depicted vampire bites as extremely [[http://www.drunkduck.com/Charby_the_Vampirate/4776481/2 brutal]] and [[http://www.drunkduck.com/Charby_the_Vampirate/5011349/ violent]] with increasing attention to making them the most grisly and disturbing element in a comic which has a fairly high amount of gore and violence in it.
* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', due to its art style humanoids have no visible neck. As a result [[spoiler:Malack tries turning Belkar by biting straight into his head. And as a {{lizardfolk}} vampire his teeth cover a lot more than the human sort.]]
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[[folder: Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' also nods to vampire bats in the episode "Fear And Loathing In Endsville", as quoted above.
* Due to the {{Media Watchdog}}s, ''WesterAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'' couldn't have its adaptation of ComicBook/{{Morbius}} the [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Living Vampire]] (a biochemist transformed into a vampire-like being through a failed experiment -- in this case, being bitten by a vampire bat that drank some of Spider-Man's blood Morbius was irradiating to examine how it was created) drink blood by biting necks, the way the comic version did. So, to get around this, they gave him a set of five [[BodyHorror sucking, rasping]] lamprey-like mouth/orifices in each [[{{Squick}} hand]]. These usually were depicted as leaving bloody holes wherever Morbius had touched a victim to feed -- and he tended to feed by clasping both hands onto a human's ''face''. He also drained [[NeverSayDie plasma]], not blood. The writers must be [[ShoutOut fans of the above]] ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''.
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