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->''"No stomach for violence. I mean, literally. I see one drop of blood, that is me, done."''
-->-- '''Richmond Valentine''', ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService''

In RealLife, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemophobia hemophobia]] is an anxiety disorder characterized by extreme fear of blood. Treatments exist, but the condition tends to be lifelong and is usually caused by childhood trauma.

In fiction, being Afraid of Blood is much the same, though the symptoms tend to run a rather more colorful gamut from mere extreme discomfort or nausea to [[{{Fainting}} falling unconscious]] on the spot to awakening {{superpowered evil side}}s. Note that there is some scientific basis to this: physical reactions uncommon in most other phobias have been recorded in cases of fear of blood.

In the past, this trope was mostly associated with [[AlwaysFemale females]], in both fiction and real life, which is why most [[DamselInDistress Damsels in Distress]] share this condition (good thing there's NoPeriodsPeriod). In the present, this trope is usually PlayedForLaughs (or -- with equal effort -- for tragedy) by giving it to someone in a medical profession or other position where they're likely to see a lot of blood. If the character is justified in being afraid of blood, perhaps they fear ThePowerOfBlood.

Subtrope of WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes. Compare AfraidOfNeedles and AfraidOfDoctors. Contrast {{Hemoerotic}} and BloodUpgrade.


[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Ako Izumi from ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' is an example of this trope being PlayedForLaughs: the class health representative and an aspiring nurse, yet deathly afraid of blood. In the original manga it's not played for laughs; it's implied to be an emotional scar from some sort of accident in her past (that also left her with a large scar across her back). At one point, she gets a small scrape on her forehead and when she realizes she's bleeding, she goes lightheaded and faints.
* Princess Tsunade from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' ''[[CharacterDevelopment was]]'' another example of a blood-fearing medic, though the phobia started long ''after'' she became a medic -- [[spoiler: when her little brother Nawaki and her fiancé Dan died in front of her and she couldn't do anything]].
** Gaara had this problem as well, not blood in general, but his ''own'' blood. Up until his fight with Sasuke, Gaara's protective sand made it so he'd never been injured in his entire life. Seeing his own blood for the first time didn't rest well with him.
* Naga from ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'', [[spoiler: as a result of watching her mother get killed before her eyes, so the bloodshed she saw gives her post-traumatic stress disorder as a result.]]
* Winner Sinclair of ''Manga/{{Karin}}'', which can make his vampire hunting a little difficult.
* Being avatars of peace and harmony, the kirin in ''LightNovel/TheTwelveKingdoms'' aren't just afraid of blood (becoming faint or woozy just from the sight or smell of it,) they're physically weakened by it. Even suffering a tiny cut will incapacitate one from contact with its own blood.
* Excel from ''Manga/ExcelSaga'' is [[AfraidOfNeedles mortally afraid of needles]], and feels faint at the sight of her own blood. She's become desensitized about other people's blood due to [[BloodFromTheMouth Hyatt's influence]], however.
* Seiya, the sidekick of ''Manga/NurseAngelRirikaSOS'', is a male example but is still PlayedForLaughs. He's lived his whole life in a hospital, but can't stomach the sight of the stuff.
* Inspector Misao Yamamura from ''Manga/DetectiveConan''.
* In a filler arc from ''Manga/OnePiece'', Dr. Kobato is deathly afraid of blood. Tough luck, all the other doctors of the base she works in were gone by the time the arc began, forcing her to treat patients herself, even though she's just a pediatrician. Thanks to Chopper and Nami's help, though, she gets over it.
* Ryuhi Kin from ''Manga/AshitaNoJoe'', [[spoiler: due to an horrifying incident in the Korean War where he killed his long-lost father by mistake]], gained this phobia and as a result he becomes weak at the sight of it.
* In ''LightNovel/ApocalypseAlice'', Gunjou, when [[spoiler:afflicted by the Labyrinth Disease, is weak to blood]]. It's implied that it's because she hates watching people die.
* Kyurii from ''Manga/DailyLifeWithMonsterGirl''. Is it any wonder why her father considered her a failure as a vampire?

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Parodied in a ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' comic, where one of "the king's men" faints at the sight of yolk.
* In the comic book of ''ComicBook/TheMask'', one character who goes after the Mask is a mob sniper who can't stand the sight of blood. He manages to shoot The Mask (which does nothing because of his powers), but the Mask still makes a big show of the injury, only to pull his hands away causing a drop of blood to drip out of the tiny bullet wound. This causes the hitman to faint.
* Many old-school villains (such as the Phantom Blot from the ComicBook/MickeyMouseComicUniverse) had this weakness, to justify their BondVillainStupidity (at least, the part that requires them to ''leave'' the room after sticking the hero in the DeathTrap du jour).

[[folder:Fan Fiction]]
* In ''FanFic/TheAwkwardAdventuresOfMeghanWhimblesby'', blood triggers nausea in Meghan. She may vomit, or cry tears. For comedy, blood appears several times. In chapter 1, Meghan sees too much blood and faints. She wakes inside ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', not a peaceful setting. Injured fighters, dead corpses, and Meghan's own period all bring blood.
* In ''Fanfic/IllMetByMoonlight'', Greg generally feels queasy whenever Blue and Steven feed on blood.
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11536103/1/PVZGW2-For-Him-To-Be-Blamed-For-Them-To-Fix For Him to be Blamed, For Them to Fix]]'', Ane is revealed to be hemophobic to an extent after Lynith, a Rose, cuts herself as the result of a flawed teleportation spell. This is woefully ironic as Ane is a Chomper and thus deals with goring zombies up-front, but is played for drama as both Lynith and the entire encounter are essentially a plot device to segway into [[spoiler: TheReveal that Ane suffers from PTSD, caused by his father's anger being pushed past his species' limit (per the local {{Fanon}}) and devouring the human they lived with whole [[HarmfulToMinors as a child]], which turns out to be the the reason he ran away to join LEAF.]] Not that it's that big of a surprise, since his character is built around defying many of the traits associated with Chompers.

* Played for laughs in ''Film/DeadSnow'', where the character Martin (who is studying to become a surgeon) is afraid of blood.
* Played for laughs in ''Film/JustLikeHeaven'', when David is talked through giving someone a tracheotomy by Elizabeth's ghost. After he successfully does this, he asks what something on his hand is. Elizabeth calmly tells him that it's just a little blood and he promptly faints.
* In the movie version of ''Film/GetSmart'', apparently just talking or thinking about blood is enough to get Lloyd to faint.
* In Film/TheThreeStooges short "Merry Mavericks", the cowboy hero passes out when he sees blood trickling from an unconscious bad guy's mouth.
* In ''Film/TheDarwinAwards'', Joseph Fiennes's character gets demoted from his detective position as he faints at the sight of blood.
* In Creator/WilliamCastle's ''Film/TheTingler'', the theater manager's mute wife has an extreme fear of blood, which figures heavily in the story line.
* In ''Film/DesigningWoman'', Mirella Brown Hagen can't stand the sight of blood at a boxing match she attends with her newlywed husband, Mike. She immediately has to leave when Mike explains why people are holding up newspapers to their faces (to avoid the blood spatter).
* Another comedy example is El Primo in ''Film/JuanOfTheDead''; he's a big immensely strong man who instantly keels over at the sight of blood. He eventually (successfully) starts fighting zombies ''blindfolded''.
* Richmond Valentine of ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'', as detailed in the above quote, has a weak stomach when it comes to blood or death and cannot stand to see it despite the fact that he's a supervillain in all but name. [[spoiler:When he shoots Harry Hart, he turns his eyes away at the last moment and freaks out about it. In the end, when Eggsy spears him from behind with Gazelle's prosthetic, he vomits at the sight of his own blood.]]
* Donkey in ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}''.
* Chicken Joe from ''WesternAnimation/SurfsUp'' faints at the ''thought'' of the sight of blood.
* Kala from ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'' gets startled of seeing [[CatsAreMean Sabor]]'s bloody pawprints from Tarzan's parents shortly before accidently stepping on the family portrait in the treehouse

* In ''Literature/TheFinishingSchoolSeries'', the best friend of the protagonist, Dimity passes out every single time she sees blood. Her brother Pillover is exasperated and derisive of this trait of her.
* ''Literature/AudreyWait'' features Carol, Audrey's mom, who nearly faints when she walks in on Audrey covered in red nail polish. She gets better when the confusion is clarified. Also the NoodleIncident where Audrey's mom helps Audrey's dad with a pumpkin carving accident, which Audrey describes as "the incident that was ''almost'' a pukefest in addition to the other problems".
* Bella from ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' gets sick from seeing a tiny bit of blood in the first book. It's actually the smell that gets her. She can watch an extremely gory action movie with no problems.
** This trait of hers seems to turn into a forgotten trait by the time of the fourth book - she certainly sees no problem with [[spoiler:having to drink blood to stop herself from dying [[WackyCravings during the pregnancy]]]].
* The book ''{{Boo}}'' featured a horror novelist who fainted at the sight of blood, as the main character learned when they watched a movie adaptation of one of his books.
* In Janwillem van de Wetering's Grijpstra and de Gier mysteries, Rinus de Gier suffers badly from this problem. This makes investigating homicides awkward.
* Tre in ''Literature/{{Stuck}}'' is horribly afraid of blood, and as a result he passes out at the sight of it on two separate occasions.
* In the ''Literature/AubreyMaturin'' series, Jack laughs at Stephen when the latter questions the former's ability to view surgery. Then the former views surgery and very nearly passes out. It turns out that the heat of battle covers quite a bit. Contrarily, Stephen never shies from anything.
* In Creator/JamesHerriot's books, he occasionally deals with men of the Yorkshire dales who are convinced they can handle anything. Then he starts operating on their pets or livestock and they learn that a difficult calving is ''not'' the same thing as cutting it open, snipping away at its bits, and sewing it back up. Herriot rather humorously points out that while the big burly farmers drop at the sight, their ''wives'' are more than willing to help him out, without so much as a flinch to be seen.
* In ''Literature/TheShamerChronicles'' Nico's afraid of blood [[spoiler:after sitting with his family's blood on his hands and clothing for days, thinking that he killed them and not being allowed to clean himself.]]
* In ''Literature/SeptimusHeap'', Merrin Meredith's fear of blood probably explains why he reacts so aggressively to being restrained by Nicko in ''Magyk''.
* In Bryan Miranda's ''Literature/TheJourneyToAtlantis,'' Mickello gets queasy around human blood. Animal blood doesn't affect him since he hunts for food, but when he is exposed to human, blood, he gets dizzy and almost collapses.
* Inverted with Richard Mayhew in ''{{Literature/Neverwhere}}''. He shies instinctively from horror movie gore, earning a reputation as overly sensitive, but when he's presented with ''actual'' blood from real injuries he is perfectly calm and pragmatic, and has no problem dealing with it.
* In ''Literature/FreakyFriday'', Annabel notes that her mother ''thinks'' she's afraid of blood, and won't listen when she explains it's just her ''own'' blood she has a problem with.
* In ''Literature/HoratioHornblower'', Hornblower himself is somewhat afraid of blood--as with the Aubrey-Maturin example, he gets through it during battle because he's too keyed up and busy to think about it. In calmer settings, however, it gets to him. When forced to endure fire for an extended period before he can return it, he has to fight down the urge to vomit at the sight of his men being killed. When watching a surgeon treat an amputated limb, he nearly faints, and ''imagining'' the process of slaughtering a ration bullock ruins his appetite for beef.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Dexter Morgan from ''Series/{{Dexter}}'' has this, to the point that his entire career involves interpreting and cleaning up blood. If too much of it is in one location---say, several murder victims' worth absolutely soaking a room---he will pass out (or vomit, or both). This is tied to his witnessing the chainsaw murder of his mother when he was a toddler.
* Gus from ''Series/{{Psych}}'' has a very strong fear of blood:
** In the episode "Tuesday the 17th" Shawn was able to figure out he was being tricked by Gus when his friend casually wiped blood on his pants (which was actually fake blood) instead of the expected reaction to run screaming from the room.
** In "This Episode Sucks" Shawn accidentally squirts the contents of a blood bag on Gus, leading to Gus going into a catatonic state for a short time.
* Hurley from ''Series/{{Lost}}''.
* Martin from ''Series/DocMartin''. Sets up the whole series, as his aversion to blood halts his high-flying medical career in its tracks and causes him to become a GP in a small rural village. [[spoiler:He sought therapy to correct it in season 4 and seemed to be over it by season 5, however in season six he started to have problems with blood again.]]
* An episode of ''Series/TheXFiles'' called "Blood" contained a man with this phobia. Which makes it amusing and concerning that he's more afraid of the person coming to his house to collect a blood sample for a "cholesterol test" than the appliances in his house that are telling him to kill people.
* ''Series/HogansHeroes'':
** In an episode [=LeBeau=] was shot in the shoulder and they found him unconscious. It turned out to be a very minor wound and he had simply fainted at the sight of the blood.
** Another episode has Klink ordering Schultz to take Newkirk to dentist to treat a supposedly rotten tooth. When Klink orders Schultz to stay with Newkirk every minute even when the dentist is working on him Schultz says that the dentist may have to pull Newkirk's tooth and that he cannot stand the sight of blood.
* An episode of ''Series/DoogieHowserMD'' focuses on Doogie helping a young nursing student with her fear of blood. The result? The girl spends the night in Doogie’s room “fantasizing”… with the help of a cute little SurvivalMantra he teaches her: ''"Plasma and platelets and cells, oh my! Plasma and platelets and cells, oh my!"''
* Papa Lazarou from ''Series/TheLeagueOfGentlemen'' is so freaked at one point, ''he runs out of his own show.'' Granted, it's probably ''nosebleeds'' which he's probably never encountered before, rather than the actual sight of blood.
* This happens twice in ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'':
** In one episode, Ray tries to be a man and aggressively fights with Debra over the tweezers in order to remove a splinter from her hand. Then he sees the blood and has to sit down.
** In another episode, Ray volunteers at a hospital, sees some bags of blood, and feels dizzy.
* In an episode of ''Series/LieToMe'', Lightman proves a suspect couldn't be a serial killer by cutting himself, which immediately causes the man to faint.
* ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'': Goren demonstrates to Eames a suspect's innocence in a brutal multiple stabbing by cutting his hand and shoving it in the man's face, causing said suspect to briefly and slowly lose consciousness.
* ''Series/{{CSI}}'': In the first "Miniature Killer" case "[[Series/ThePartridgeFamily Danny Partridge]]" is murdered and his kitchen is soaked in blood. The detectives suspect his son, an architecture student with access to scalpels, but he claims he faints at the sight of blood. He later proves it by going on a "tipping table" and losing consciousness.
* In ''Series/PeopleLikeUs'', documentarian Roy Mallard passes out at the sight of blood, or even at the thought of it.
* Happens in an episode of ''Series/{{Bones}}'' where a fanboy of her books is accused of reproducing the murders in her latest novel to come out. He faints after being given a Nose Bleed. A bit of a 'did not do the research' as he was in the pilot episode and had no problems staunching the bleeding leg wound on the murderer after Bones shot him. Unlikely he would have developed a blood phobia after that, when showing no problems at the time.
* The Spanish series ''Series/DoctorMateo'' starts with the eponymous world-famous surgeon suddenly becoming afraid of blood.
* Henry from ''Series/{{Sanctuary}}'' has a weird relationship with blood. When several wounded refugees are brought in, he is asked to help bandage them but is reassigned when he says, "You know about me and blood." But when he is asked how he'd feel if he came across a dead animal and he'd smell its blood, [[EyesNeverLie his pupils dilate]]--even though he answers "Sad".
* Kari Byron of ''Series/MythBusters'' is a surprising aversion. To those unaware, Kari is a (usually) strict vegetarian who is absolutely disgusted by the sight of animal parts and meat in general, and since producers are fond of putting Kari around meat and animal parts [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes just get her reactions on camera]], fans are ''very'' well aware of this phobia. Which makes it rather surprising when one episode has Kari reveal that she doesn't mind the sight of blood at all, and actually finds it "kind of pretty".
* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', Renly Baratheon becomes a bit queasy at the sight of blood due to his lack of combat experience.
** Jon and Ygritte have a brief [[DiscussedTrope conversation]] about this trope in which Ygritte points out the [[NoPeriodsPeriod problem]] with the idea of girls fainting at the sight of blood:
-->'''Ygritte:''' Why would a girl see blood and collapse?
-->'''Jon:''' Not all girls are like you.
-->'''Ygritte:''' ''(smirks)'' Girls see more blood than boys.
* In ''Series/GetSomeIn'', one of the reasons National Service aircraftman Matthew Lilley dreads being assigned to a nursing training course after completing his basic training is his fear of even the mere thought of blood or the other gory aspects of medical treatment, any of which cause him to [[{{Fainting}} lose consciousness]] (though usually with enough warning to give his glasses to someone so that they are not broken in the fall).
* In the TV version of ''Literature/{{Neverwhere}}'' Richard Mayhew states his fear of heights, blood, and [[YouDirtyRat rats]]. [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Naturally]], he encounters all three.
* In ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'' episode "Living Hell", protagonist Ben Kohler faints at the sight of blood. This is what convinces his doctor that he's unlikely to be the vicious killer whose visions he's been inadvertently receiving.
* On ''Series/AllMyChildren'', Natalie was kidnapped by her sister Janet, who imprisoned her in a well, assumed her identity, and took over her life. The first hint to anyone that something was amiss was Janet freaking out at the sight of blood when her housekeeper cut her hand--Natalie was a nurse and would have been completely unfazed by this.
* Niles Crane from ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' will automatically pass out if he sees even a tiny little speck of blood. In one episode he accidentally pricks one of his fingers on the sharp point of a pair of scissors, and the drop of blood he sees causes him to faint and reawaken only to notice the small bit of blood on his finger and go through the whole cycle repeatedly.
** However, he's brave and calm in the final episode when [[spoiler: his wife, Daphne gives birth.]]
* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'': Sheldon faints at the sight of his own blood after cutting his thumb while attempting to dissect a brain. He later removes the bandage to prove to Penny how serious the wound was and promptly faints again.
* In the ''Series/RedDwarf'' episide "Out of Time", when Lister is injured, Kryten suggests Rimmer should look away since he hates the sight of blood. Rimmer replies "Don't worry, Kryten; it's okay when it's Lister's."
* Yasmeen Vine from ''Series/JamAndJerusalem'', which makes life difficult since she's a nurse.
* An episode of ''Series/TheRedGreenShow'' has the Possum Lodge guys get into a blood-donation competition with their Caribou Lodge rivals. A lot of the guys faint at the sight of blood, including Red himself--but not Moose Thompson, who gives twelve liters with only his left leg tingling.

* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99qoEu1qxWI "Vampir-Tango"]], an a-capella comedic song by the Viel-Harmoniker about a hemophobic vampire.

* In Shakespeare's ''Theatre/AsYouLikeIt'', [[SweetPollyOliver Rosalind]] passes out when presented with a handkerchief stained with the blood of her wounded {{Love Interest|s}}, Orlando.

* Draculaura, the vampire girl in Toys/MonsterHigh is a literal VegetarianVampire who is so hemophobic, she faints when someone even says the word 'blood'.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* In the ''VideoGame/TotalWar'' series of games, your generals can suffer from this. It makes them less effective battlefield commanders, what with battles involving lots of blood.
* Kurthnaga, the Dragon Prince in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn]]'' can't stand the sight of blood. This is more or less used as an excuse to justify him not becoming playable as soon as he joins the party, and he (mostly) gets over it by the end of the game. It also has the effect of rendering him AwesomeButImpractical, however, because by the time he does join the other characters are so much [[CantCatchUp stronger than he is]] so there's little reason to use him.
* In ''VideoGame/DuelSaviorDestiny'' the ninja Kaede has a surprising weakness to the sight of blood. It developed after she saw her parents killed in front of her and she was splashed with the blood, which is a rather dark spin on the idea considering how it's almost always played for humor.
* Ben Paul in ''VideoGame/TheWalkingDead''. He faints even when it's not his blood.
* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'':
** Dick Gumshoe can't stand the sight of blood, which is especially odd considering he's a homicide detective. This is lampshaded a few times by characters.
** ''Dual Destinies'' introduces Norma [=DePlume=], who is also afraid of blood. Apparently Norma was once attacked during an interview and was badly injured. It helps [[spoiler:what she thought was]] a violent orca attack which resulted in a large amount of blood leave a strong impression on her.
* Jones from ''VideoGame/RuneFactory4'' is [[IronicFear a doctor]] who's afraid of blood. Additionally, he also dislikes tomatoes because of how similar tomato juice looks to blood.

* ''VisualNovel/CrossChannel'': The sight of blood triggers Taichi Kurosu's psychotic episodes.
* ''VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}}'': Touko Fukawa faints at the sight of blood, which causes her [[SplitPersonality alternate personality]] [[SerialKiller Genocider Syo]] to come to the fore. Fortunately, Syo has a very ''[[ThemeSerialKiller specific]]'' MO, and has little interest in killing any of the other members of the cast - except maybe [[{{Jerkass}} Togami]], who both her personalities are obsessed with.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Hannelore of ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' is not hemophobic per se, but with her OCD it makes little difference; she freaks out when she hits her head on a cupboard door and starts bleeding.
* Abel in ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures'' is, in fact, hemophobic, which causes him some trouble.
* Karkat Vantas of ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' is bothered by blood, mostly his own, and at one point passes out after seeing a lot of it. Blood colour is a SeriousBusiness in troll society, and Karkat kind of gets the short end of the stick. This is why he never lets anyone else know what colour his blood is.
** Is seems Roxy might suffer from this after she fails to perform a KissOfLife on Jane, but she is never confirmed hemophobic. Refelecting on the incident, Roxy is unsure whether she was put-off by her friend's bloodied corpse or put-off by reluctance to invoke LesYay.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Liam "Brook" Brooks of ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'' v4 suffers from this. Sadly, he's also on a DesertedIsland and forced to kill his classmates. [[spoiler: [[AxCrazy He's not the least bit scared of it anymore...]]]]
* While not afraid of blood outside of a certain context, the {{Lets Play}}er LetsPlay/{{raocow}} reveals in the description to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXznxaAGHwM this video]] that he has a rather strong aversion to facial damage (even if done as crudely as in said video), after witnessing an accident in his youth. He also mentions that heavy make-up will sometimes unnerve him in a similar fashion. He also feels uneasy about bones.

[[folder:Western Animation]]

* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'': Numbuh Four is hemophobic, fainting at the mere sight of blood.
* ''WesternAnimation/CountDuckula'' is a haemophobic vampire duck. Because Nanny made the mistake of providing tomato sauce instead of blood for his last re-incarnation ritual, [[VegetarianVampire he prefers veggies to virgins]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}}'', Jonesy admits he's afraid of blood since he was a kid. He had a nosebleed which "wouldn't stop".
* Tommy from ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' develops this phobia after he cuts his finger on a bush and he worries that if he gets injured again all his blood is going to come out, in the end Chuckie helps him get over it and then upon seeing Tommy's bleeding hand Chaz passes out.
* Butters from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' due to a tapping dancing performance that went horribly wrong and caused many people to die.
* The minor character Sheena on ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' is extremely phobic of blood and violence. Served as a small plot point in the School Play episode, as this is how Helga gets her to give up the part of Juliet.
* [[BackAlleyDoctor Dr. Nick Riviera]] in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. In the episode "Homer's Triple Bypass" he passes out during surgery when he sees the blood.
* ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'' - Bob promptly faints at the sight of blood.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* As a result of growing up in a tannery, in any setting other than a battlefield, UsefulNotes/UlyssesSGrant hated the sight of blood to the point that it would drive him in to near-hysterical paralysis. Needless to say, even on the battlefield he always ordered his beef well done. He tried to keep it cool on the battlefield, but inevitably [[INeedAFreakingDrink needed a freaking drink]] afterward...which was unfortunate, because he [[CantHoldHisLiquor couldn't hold his liquor]], which gave him an undeserved reputation for [[TheAlcoholic alcoholism]].
* [[ThoseWackyNazis Heinrich Himmler]] allegedly suffered from this. Ironic, considering, [[HellholePrison well]] -- [[KillEmAll you know]]. The Nazis generally acknowledged this trope. They ordered the gas chambers to the death camps for the sake of being more humane -- to the guards, [[DidntSeeThatComing who were suffering from various types of traumas and stress disorders for shooting defenseless civilians by the thousands at that point]].
* Creator/EliRoth, believe it or not. In fact, many horror directors known for putting large amounts of gore in their movies are actually hemophobic.
* Creator/SamRaimi, despite making the goretastic ''Franchise/EvilDead'' movies.
* Ironically enough, [[KnightTemplar Maximilien Robespierre]], despite [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized instigating the Reign of Terror]], was incredibly hemophobic.
* UsefulNotes/CharlesDarwin was so afraid of blood that he would faint at the sight of it. Needless to say, this meant his father's intended career for him (medicine; both his father and grandfather were doctors) didn't work out so well and he dropped out of medical school and [[ForWantOfANail wound up taking a job aboard the HMS Beagle and becoming the most famous biologist in history instead]].
* Another ironic case: Creator/CliveBarker has described himself as growing faint at the sight of blood.