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->''"Wound! We need a wound here! Make-up!"''
-->-- ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', ''Film/TheUnearthly''

It doesn't matter how many [[MoreDakka bullets were fired]] or [[{{BFG}} how powerful the weapon]]: you won't see entrance wounds, exit wounds or any blood at all anywhere on or near their targets. Shooting victims simply fall down, leaving neat and clean crime scenes. The only way you can tell a shooting victim from a poisoning victim is that the latter will usually be grimacing. It's almost as if they were made of sawdust instead of flesh.

A subvariety of this trope allows for a small amount of blood, looking more like a ketchup stain from a particularly sloppy lunch, to mark the location of a wound. This will sometimes lead to such absurdities as a character with a cut lip conspicuously dribbling blood, while another character who is shot to death is shown with his/her wounds bone-dry!

This was a common trope in ActionSeries, AdventureSeries, and CrimeAndPunishmentSeries until recently; for various reasons of taste and censorship, blood was never shown [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill no matter how thoroughly perforated the victim was]]. Of late, though, shows like ''{{Series/CSI}}'' and ''Series/LawAndOrder'' have begun to be more explicit/realistic about just how messy most violent deaths are.

Fantasy and some historical works, similarly, will not show blood even when someone is stabbed or cut. In some examples (particularly shows geared towards younger audiences), swords and other bladed weapons will seemingly [[{{Flynning}} only be used to clash against each other]], and never be shown to draw blood. Two swordsmen will exchange blows for several seconds, but the telling blow will be a kick or shoulder block to knock the opponent down. Scenes of the aftermath of a battle will show broken or dropped weapons, discarded shields, fallen banners, dozens of arrows, and the occasional helmet or three, but never any bodies.

A second, ''somewhat'' more humorous variation is to depict a relatively harmless conflict or game, such as Dodgeball, Paintball matches, or Water gun fights, as if it were a real war or slaughter. Complete with [[MundaneMadeAwesome dramatic slow-motion scenes, over-acted last words]], and splashes of paint or water where blood would spray.

May be {{justified|Trope}} in a science fiction setting using {{Energy Weapon}}s, although it's a common misconception that the massive heat produced by the beam would instantly cauterize the wound before it had a chance to bleed. [[ArtisticLicenseBiology This is not necessarily the case]]. While a laser in a movie may just knock over people with little signs of blood or burning, it's best not to dwell too much on what the wounds from such a weapon would really look like...

PGExplosives is a subtrope where explosions specifically manage to injure or kill without visible wounds. See also PrettyLittleHeadshots, MadeOfBologna, and AsLethalAsItNeedsToBe.

Contrast HighPressureBlood when the amount of blood is unrealistic by being excessive. Compare SymbolicBlood when they use a substitute involving robots or fantastical creatures that have something resembling blood. If the viewer is given the choice of having this or not, it is AdjustableCensorship. Usually goes hand-in-hand with NeverSayDie, a DisneyDeath, and a DisneyVillainDeath.



* The infamous [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gz-sC-vSIXk Sportka ad]] with the decapitated cat.

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Anime/{{Noir}}'' is surprisingly bloodless for having a pair of gun-wielding assassins as heroes. This was originally done to placate TV censors, but was not added back into the DVD run after audiences seemed to find the effect artistic. Blood was present when you saw Kirika bleeding at the beginning of Episode 7: "The Black Thread of Fate" and all over the floor in Mireille's flashback to her parents' death, which greatly added to the impression of an intentional artistic choice, reflecting how death had changed from tragedy to business for her.
* Neither of the [[SpiritualSuccessor successor series]] of ''Noir'' (''Anime/{{Madlax}}'' or ''Anime/ElCazadorDeLaBruja'') feature blood.
* Most of ''Manga/DeathNote's'' early episodes tend to avoid this trope, with occasional exceptions like when Kichiro Osoreda was run over by a car after attempting to hijack a bus, or [[spoiler: when Matt was gunned down by Takada's bodyguards]]. Most deaths in the series are caused by mystically induced heart attacks, [[JustifiedTrope so this makes sense]]. [[spoiler: Mikami and Light's death]] {{avert|edTrope}}s this.
* Most of ''Franchise/LupinIII'' uses this; Goemon and Jigen can wipe out entire armies without any visible blood spillage. This is ingrained enough into the series that when ''Anime/LupinIIIIslandOfAssassins'' used GoryDiscretionShot instead, it just didn't feel right. Then ''Anime/LupinIIIBloodSealEternalMermaid'' averted this, with blood flying everywhere from bullets, blades, and giant SpikesOfDoom.
* ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' is mostly bloodless for 2/3 of a seasonal run, even when Gourry slices up a regime of baddies. While it allows joke characters to return, the last parts of a season manage to kick up the level of blood and cast aside this trope - notably, the second anime season warranted ClothingDamage for most of the villains, and then, in a memorable scene later on, Amelia gets a near-fatal, bloody wound from a demonic attack. The movies and OVA series play this trope completely straight. Any manga and the light novels, on the other hand, {{avert|edTrope}} this.
* ''LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai'' plays with this in the fifth movie. Usually it doesn't shy away from showing lots of blood, but a scene at the beginning of the movie of [[spoiler:Tomoe stabbing his mother]] is surprisingly dry. This is then turned around and we find out that [[spoiler:the lack of blood indicates that [[TomatoInTheMirror something else is going on]]]], and later when lots of blood appears the effect is rather jarring.
* ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' falls straight into this in the series finale, where a character gets [[InTheBack stabbed in the back]] with a sword, and there is ''zero blood.'' Clean through either a lung or the stomach. Possibly justified by the fact that said character is wearing black, which blood would not readily show up on. However, there is no blood on the sword, nor is the character lying in a puddle of their own blood. There isn't even clothing hole where the sword went through. The only thing to indicate they even got stabbed in the first place is heavy breathing and cringing. Also, for a series that centers around constant sword fights, the swords never hit an opponent during fights, just the other sword or their opponent's [[ClothingDamage clothing]] or [[CloseCallHaircut hair.]] Except when Touga gets sliced down the back outside an official Duel--he does not bleed, but later requires extensive bandages and a sling. With other things in the series, it's easy to draw the [[WildMassGuessing conclusion]] that the Duel Arena literally does not allow anyone to bleed or die without losing their rose.
* ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' uses this for stylistic contrast. Fights are shown with fairly little blood but several scenes show an extremely brutal aftermath.
* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' surprisingly, uses this in it's TV series incarnation. In the Manga by which it's based, and the later produced OVA series, there are a LOT of blood everywhere whenever anyone, human or vampire is killed. Due to situations with the censors, however, the TV series had to do something to minimize the amount of gore. The solution was to make the Vampires Alucard shoots turn to "Sand" or "Ash" as they die. Some blood was added for the DVD release, but the series is surprisingly low on blood for being a show about vampires.
* ''Anime/SailorMoon'':
** The episodes where the Talismans show up; despite both Uranus and Neptune getting injured (the former shot by apparently invisible darts and the latter ripping herself free from some sort of thorny vines), neither bleeds.
** Averted in the first season, where Nephrite bleeds quite a bit before he dies, though [[AlienBlood the blood is green]].
** ...but also played straight with Jadeite, who gets ''run over by a jumbo jet'' but only has a few scuffs to show for it.
** There's a few instances in early episodes where Sailor Moon gets scraped or cut by a youma, drawing a small amount of blood that then goes away one shot later.
** Also averted with Taiki, one of the alien Sailor Starlights, bleeds briefly after squeezing a rose, poking his/her hand.
** Averted in ''Sailor Moon S'' when Neptune fights in front of Uranus for the first time and receives several large, bloody gashes on her back for her trouble. Played straight and averted later in ''Stars'' when [[spoiler: all of the sailor soldiers suffer bloodless deaths yet several bloody hits are landed on Galaxia]]. Seiya's injury later in Stars also counts as an aversion.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' generally averts this by merit of [[NonLethalWarfare people not getting killed at all]], but when [[spoiler: minor character starts [[AnyoneCanDie getting erased from existence]], they go in a bloodless fashion, seemingly turning into CherryBlossoms. It's arguably even more disturbing than if they would just have gotten stabbed or something]]. That said, there's plenty of blood flying around when non-lethal blows are involved, especially once the cast makes it to the Magical World.
* ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' falls severely to this:
** This is best shown when Tsuna is sliced in the back from hip to shoulder each direction without a single drop of blood.
** This is only true of the [[{{Bowdlerise}} anime adaptation]], whereas in the manga, blood is not only frequent, but so is some pretty graphic stuff [[EyeScream like Mukuro activating his evil eye.]]
** The ''Reborn'' anime actually didn't have a problem with showing blood early on during it's adaptation of the Mukuro arc. It's like after this particular arc, the animators found it too gruesome for the kids watching the show so they turned to Bloodless Carnage afterwards. During this arc, Gokudera for example took a few needles to the chest, yet his shirt began turning blood red afterwards from the injury. Looked even MORE painful then ANYTHING the anime dished out afterwards where the only times you ever see blood again is during the Varia arc when Yamamoto gets slashed across the chest in his Ring duel and much later on during the Future arc when Hibari tries to pet his porcupine box weapon, but accidently gets his hand stabbed. Everything else is straightforward Bloodless Carnage.
* Both of Hiro Mashima's manga, ''Manga/RaveMaster'' and ''Manga/FairyTail'', suffer this in their anime incarnation. Especially ''Rave Master'', which had one fight scene without blood for every 3 that had it. It's especially grating in one scene in ''Fairy Tail'', however, when one of the characters is supposed to be impaled, but does not bleed, and then tries to stop the bleeding anyway.
** Let's see... we have:
*** Natsu is hit by [[SinisterScythe Erigor's]] [[BlowYouAway Emera]] [[RazorWind Baram]] wind magic, which is supposed to shred him to ribbons. It doesn't even scratch his clothes.
*** Gray is impaled by Lyon with a whole [[RuleOfCool Ice Tiger]] from his belly and yet doesn't bleed.
*** Aria and many other people are sliced across the chest by Ersa's sword, but the wounds are nowhere to be seen.
*** Gajeel's [[BreathWeapon Iron Dragon's Roar]], despite being composed by tons of [[ExtraOreDinary sharp metal shards]], is ineffective against Natsu.
*** Gray uses the Seven Ice Blades dance to slice Fukuro, yet the latter doesn't show signs of any wound.
*** Finally, Ikaruga, the queen of this trope. In the manga, her attacks leave huge gushing wounds on her enemies. In the anime, she says she cuts the enemies' nerves without slicing the skin. RuleOfCool?
*** Ultear ''stabs herself'' and looks no worse afterward.
** Thankfully, being a bloodless anime didn't affect a certain scene that occurs during the Gray vs Ultear fight; could even be considered a subversion of this trope. The scene in particular is Gray resorting to freezing his own blood as weapons after realizing that Ultear can make all of Grays ice moves irrelevant thanks to her time magic. The initial slash of Gray cutting his skin was censored, but the blood is still seen mixing with the ice as his ice blades slowly changes to crimson red. As for why this scene was given special treatment, it's most likely because it plays an important part to Gray's turnaround in the fight or it was just simply too Badass to censor fully.
** As if to make up for all of the above, Taurus cutting off a tentacle of Earthland Byro's monster octopus during the Starry Sky Key filler arc results in two giant gouts of blood.
* As the anime version of ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' goes on, it has shifted more toward this than its usual blood geysers in the name of censorship (which doesn't really work anyway if limbs are being severed).
** For example: episode 193, where the characters would have coughed up blood in the manga, but are made to cough copious amounts of... spit? Or stomach acid?
** An especially noticeable example is how when Kira fights Abirama, he ''[[OffWithHisHead cuts his head off]]'' yet his sword has no blood on it, despite flicking the blade around as if he was trying to get off some excess liquid.
* The Creator/StudioBones series ''Anime/{{Heroman}}'' shows no visible blood or serious injury from it's numerous fight scenes. The closest you can get is the green goo that drips out of the Skrugg when they are beaten or 'killed'.
* The survival game in ''Manga/SchoolRumble'' in the original manga. Justified because well, it's a game played with BB guns. The anime adaptation originally had a few scenes with blood shown, but the dub apparently decided to take it all the way and show a pool of blood for every "death".
* ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'''s anime suffers from this, becoming quite noticeable in the Ice Hell arc -- [[spoiler:Bogie Woods's sacrum being popped out]] is accompanied by a stream of ''sparkles''. It's started to let up on this starting with the Four Beasts arc though.
* Despite the amount of violence with in the show, in every series of ''Anime/PrettyCure'' so far, no one bleeds, but you can tell if someone's hurt when their clothes are dirty. So far, there has been one, very small, very minute, very easy-to-miss {{subver|tedTrope}}sion: One scene in ''Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure'' featured Cobraja getting a cut on his face. The act of the cutting itself produced an incredibly small spurt of blood.
* ''Anime/WeissKreuz'' uses this extensively in its first TV series, with a few very small exceptions, and one case of ClothingDamage from gunshots without visible blood, as if imitating bloodless black powder squibs.
* Creator/FourKidsEntertainment would often {{invoke|dTrope}} this with their dubs of anime. Thanks to [[{{Bowdlerise}} toning things down]], scenes that originally ''did'' have blood (and weren't altogether removed from the dub) were turned into this (their dub of ''Manga/OnePiece'' being an infamous example).
* Manga/{{Kingdom}}: Zig zagged in the anime adaptation. In duels between named characters, there is blood. But in large scale battles, defeated soldiers are simply sent flying.
* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', when Raditz blows Piccolo's arm off. There's a couple of reddish-orange drops, but that's it.
** Appears in the ''Anime/DragonBallKai'' depiction of Piccolo using his Makankōsappō/Special Beam Cannon on Raditz and Goku. Rather than being a case of censorship however, this was to be closer to the manga, as the version in ''Z'' had [[BloodierAndGorier much more blood]], compared to Toriyama's original depiction with none at all.
** This is enforced in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' due to the new censorship laws in Japan, a few notable examples are when Beerus stabs Goku in the chest with his claws and when Frieza tortures Gohan by repeatedly blasting his limbs and non vital organs, in both instances neither bleeds, the only time blood is shown is flashbacks to scenes from Dragonball Z and in VERY few other occasions.
* In ''Anime/HolsPrinceOfTheSun'' despite there being a lot of war and destruction there is no visible blood shed, a few notable examples include a wolf getting stabbed in the face with an axe, one is shot through the head with an arrow by one of the villagers, a giant fish is shot in the eye, and Hols slices the leader of the wolf pack in half with a giant sword.
* In ''Anime/ShonenSarutobiSasuke'', UsefulNotes/SanadaYukimura slices through and impales several bandits with his katana, but not a drop of blood is spilled.
* As with the games, no one honestly gets injured in the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime or any other adaptations like ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' or ''Manga/PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure''. It could be {{justified|Trope}} with the actual Pokemon in that they're stronger than humans and battles don't use lethal force, but the magnitude of power just makes it dubious a lot of the times. The worst injury one can get aside from a multitude of scratches (sometimes caused by ''[[ViolationOfCommonSense beams of energy]]'') is either a broken limb or bloodless red patches. They don't even mention the word blood. There has been less than ten instances of blood in twenty years of the anime. The manga, especially ''Adventures'', may contain blood however it's hard to distinguish bruises, blood, and dirt due to the monochrome colouring.
* Jibanyan's backstory in ''Anime/YokaiWatch'' has him getting hit by a truck [[spoiler:saving his owner]] and dying immediately. Jibanyan was a kitten but somehow his body remained completely intact. His only injuries were a clipped ear, and even then no blood appeared.
* Maria Robotnik's death is repeatedly depicted in ''Anime/SonicX'' without a lick of blood. She was a little girl shot with a bullet, so some blood should be expected.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' villain ComicBook/{{Carnage}} is supposed to commit horribly brutal murders, but almost every victim shown looks clean, the only proof of death being [[ClothingDamage torn clothing]].
* The ''Literature/WarriorCats'' graphic novels, which is very odd because of the amazing amount of [[HighPressureBlood blood]] and [[FamilyUnfriendlyViolence violence]] in the original novels. There is some blood in ''Rise of Scourge'' when Scourge kills [[spoiler:Tigerstar]], but it goes over the scene so quickly, and there is so little blood it's ridiculous (especially considering the original version where [[spoiler:Scourge rips Tigerstar open, causing him to bleed to death nine times]]). Even one of the illustrators, Don Hudson, thought this was odd. In the first ''Tigerstar and Sasha'' volume, rabbits, squirrels, and frogs are killed onscreen without a drop of blood, but apparently the editors didn't even like a ''clean'' dead rabbit:
-->I am working on the Cat book for Tokyopop and I am at an interesting point in the story. The story involves Feral cats and life in the wild. A Feral cat stops and kills a wild hare as described in the script. I drew the layout and it was approved, but at a certain point, the powers that be wanted a change. The dead rabbit looks too creepy. I understand that the pre-teen market may not be into dead rabbits, but why write it into the script? They wanted me to change the angle to obscure the hare, messing up the storytelling. My compromise was to turn the rabbit around, and closing his eyes. It's not dead, just sleeping! No trauma, just a sleepy, knocked out bunny. ([[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_s0GsnDo9fJI/R1mEOA3z2lI/AAAAAAAAAvg/wEE_Fyub6l4/s1600-h/cat+layout.jpg Comparison of original and revised sketches]])
* War comics approved by UsefulNotes/TheComicsCode can take this to ridiculous and disturbing extremes--entire battle scenes go by without a drop of blood. Or with Creator/MarvelComics, where people would bleed [[BlackBlood black goo]].
* Creator/DCComics had Lobo, where enemies, for a time, had a vested interest in ''not'' making him bleed. [[FromASingleCell Because that only produced backup.]]
* The British Commmando Comics. In almost 2000 issues, [[CanonFodder soldiers]] are shot, stabbed, squashed, run over by tanks, collide their aircraft with cliffs, even one SS {{mook|s}} take a grenade to the ''face'' without so much as a drop of blood or dismembered body part.
* In a 1954 ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'' feature about a {{Bowdlerise}}d [[TheFilmOfTheBook film of the book]], a character being shot to death pleads, "Aim it where the bullet holes won't show!" Afterwards, the killer expects there to be blood all over everything but realizes that there's no blood at all since he's in a movie. (On the Book! side, the killing had been done with a knife, ''did'' leave blood all over everything, and the killer has a monologue about all the blood; the Movie! side uses a gun instead and the killer starts the same monologue before "remembering" there's no blood in movies.)
* Franchise/{{Wolverine}}'s claws would, when used on any 'normal' living creature or person, produce awe-inspiring gore. Blood would spurt, organs would be hanging out of the remains, etc. This is rarely depicted (although to see what Wolverine's fights look like in all their detailed gory glory, pick up the most recent series of ComicBook/XForce; or buy the Uncaged Edition of X-Men Origins Wolverine).
* While ''ComicBook/NthManTheUltimateNinja'', as a [[UsefulNotes/TheComicsCode Comics Code]]-approved title, avoided graphic depictions of blood or gore, it never hesitated to show the brutality of combat or the senseless deaths of war, including the aftermath of a mass execution.
* This is a staple of the works of Creator/SergioAragones, which help emphasize their cartoony nature. Even a title centered on wanton destruction and warfare like ''ComicBook/GrooTheWanderer'' will seldom show anything more than someone clutching their abdomen while (black) blood oozes between their fingers.
* ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'' and ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'' are both considerably more violent then most versions of the series, but they lack any blood whatsoever. Several characters are caught in explosions, but appear only bruised - one example is when Antoine is caught in an explosion and goes into a coma. We only see his limp hand in the last panel, and later on there are lots of bandages covering up his injuries. In the ''Sonic Universe'' arc "Total Eclipse", Shadow is beaten almost to death, but only takes ''scratches''.

[[folder:Eastern Animation]]
* ''Animation/AdventuresOfMowgli'', the Soviet adaptation of ''Literature/TheJungleBook'', has an extreme example. The epic battle between the wolves and the red dogs is animated as a several minutes long fight sequence with two whole canine armies and not a drop of blood in sight. The red dogs just get a bit shaggy or drop straight dead.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* Virtually any fight in ''WebVideo/DiamondsCut'' is this because of the budget limitations, but this is especially prominent during the [[spoiler: M’s death]]: not only is there no blood spilt, as camera lingers over his body, but the window remains absolutely undamaged when it should by rights have been broken by the sniper’s bullet.
* The ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' fanfiction, ''Fanfic/EzraLost,'' invokes this trope whenever a {{Mook|s}} gets hurt or killed, but is very much inverted whenever Kanan Jarrus takes a hammering.
* ''Fanfic/TheLegendOfTotalDramaIsland'' uses the variant of describing a game like a real battle. Much of the game action in the dodgeball match, especially in the first game, is written [[{{Pastiche}} in the style]] of a battle scene from ''Literature/TheIliad'', which is probably one of the most blood-drenched epics of all time. There is a minor subversion in that Lindsay does bleed after being hit in the mouth.
* Invoked in ''Fanfic/RobbReturns'' when Robert executes Janos Slynt and other treacherous Goldcloaks; despite their [[OffWithHisHead beheading]], his new sword Stormbreaker, the AncestralWeapon of the Storm Kings, gets not a drop of blood on it. [[spoiler:Except for the last Goldcloak, who at least took the bribe at first to help his ailing family and is willing to FaceDeathWithDignity; lopping his head off does leave blood on the blade.]]

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''Anime/RingingBell'' is a pretty violent film; however it has almost no blood in it, and the protagonist suffers no visible injuries despite all the beatings he receives.
* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'' has Lord Shen using throwing knives to dispatch a few antelope guards [[spoiler: and the Wolf Boss]], but no blood is shown. This is despite the latter being hit directly in the throat.
* In ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'', when Bambi's mother is [[TearJerker killed by the hunters,]] we actually do not see her dead body once Bambi realizes that she is dead. However, we do get to see [[MisplacedWildlife a quail]] bleed to death later in the film.
* When Gaston stabs the Beast in ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' there is no blood on his knife, although blood does appear on the Beast's shirt shortly afterward.
* ''Disney/TheLionKing'':
** Mufasa's dead body appears to be in perfect condition… even though he fell a considerable height from a cliff, and then got trampled by a herd of wildebeest; at most he appears to be just a bit beat up and his whiskers are bent. There is some blood in the film - when Scar claws into Mufasa's paws - but it's only noticeable if you're watching the film in really high quality.
** The hyenas eating a zebra leg before "Be Prepared" is portrayed completely free of blood and mostly off-screen. Even the leg is cleanly cut, though the insides are red as expected (though not bloody).
* This is even more noticeable in ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride''. There is a scene where the Pridelanders and Outsiders get into a violent fight full of clawing and biting but not a single wound appears. Kovu [[spoiler:gets a scar like Scar]] but it ends up perfectly clean and without any injury [[spoiler:to his eye]]. [[spoiler:Nuka's]] death is surprisingly clean despite him getting trampled by logs.
* When Ben is killed in ''WesternAnimation/{{Barnyard}}'' he gets fatally wounded from a severe coyote mauling, like Mufasa aside from a bit of blood on his mouth and some bruising he is in otherwise seemingly good condition.
* In ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' [[spoiler:Ray]]'s death is surprisingly clean considering he was slapped to the ground and then stepped on by Dr. Facilier, as when Louis finds him all the damage that seems to have been done is some bruising and a black eye. If someone would do this to one of his species in real life it would be quite messy.
* Warped in ''Disney/{{Tangled}}''. When [[spoiler:Eugene / Flynn]] is stabbed there is no blood on the dagger. However, when Rapunzel inspects at the wound there ''is'' blood seeping over his shirt.
* In ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'', Megara pushes Hercules out of the way of a falling pillar, only to be crushed herself. There is no sign of ANY injury, even though it kills her.
* Justified in ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'', where the King actually ends up dying of internal bleeding.
* At the end of ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'', [[BigBad Judge]] [[SinisterMinister Claude Frollo]] actually falls off a balcony and to his death in the fire below; for some reason we do not see his charred remains on the ground once Quasimodo, Esmeralda, and Phoebus finally emerge out of the cathedral unharmed.
* At the end of ''WesternAnimation/ThePebbleAndThePenguin'', when [[Creator/TimCurry Drake]] is crushed to death by his own boulder, if you pause at the right moment as he is killed and the boulder rolls away you can easily tell that there's nothing underneath.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFoxAndTheHound'' plays with the trope. The bear is shot and bitten and both wounds are shown red with blood, but as soon as the shot cuts away the wounds vanish.
* In ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon2'', one dragon [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice fatally gores another with its horn]]. The wounding itself is subject to a GoryDiscretionShot, but the attacker's horn is not bloody and the victim's body is shown shortly thereafter with no visible wound. Later [[spoiler:Stoick]] is killed by an exploding fireblast entirely on-screen, and the only visible effect is soot on his armor.
* Surprisingly averted in ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime V''. A battle between [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch Chomper's]] parents and a hungry [[TyrannosaurusRex Sharptooth]] results in bloody scratches.
* Disney's ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' uses bloodless carnage, and unintentionally draws attention to it in the song "Savages," where one of the Powhatans wonders "if they even bleed." They don't, but neither do the Powhatans. Particularly noticeable when [[spoiler: Kocoum]] is shot and killed, apparently by a phantom bullet; despite having fallen back into water, there's no hint of blood or any indication of a wound at all.
-->'''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick''': "But Christian Bale is ever at the ready and manages to shoot [[spoiler: Kocoum]] right in the, um… spirit?"
* ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'':
** Disney's ''Tarzan'' features this twice, where [[spoiler: Clayton shoots Kerchak]], and [[spoiler: shortly afterwards shoots Tarzan]]. In both instances, the areas where the wounds should be are shown, but are missing both blood and the wounds themselves.
** Subverted in one fight. Tarzan slices Sabor and her cut is clearly shown bleeding.
* In ''Disney/BrotherBear'' Kenai [[spoiler:kills Koda's mother by stabbing her with a spear and judging by the force of the blow, she should've been bleeding pretty heavily]], and later when Denahi finds the spear it has not a single drop of blood on it. Ironically, its LighterAndSofter DirectToVideo sequel has Kenai bleeding when [[spoiler:Nita's fiance Edka tries to kill him]].
* Disney invoked this in ''Disney/TreasurePlanet'' when Amelia receives a grave injury. In the theatrical release she looked at her hand and it was covered in blood. In the home releases that was censored and thus her injury looks a lot less serious than it's meant to be.
* There's a fairly shocking aversion in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanDoomsday''. Though blood levels are fairly low throughout the movie (It is Superman, after all), at one point in a pivotal fight scene Doomsday punches Superman so hard he ''vomits blood''. ''After'' some of it sprays Lois' face. From a distance.
* There are a few instances of this in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBadBlood''; a few notable examples include when Talia executes [[spoiler: Heretic]] there is no blood splatter even though she shot him in the head at point blank range and later there is no blood or wound on his head, and later when [[spoiler: Mad Hatter's]] head explodes.
* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': Judy's cheeks get sliced by claws early in the film but noticeably does not bleed.
* ''WesternAnimation/HulkVs Thor'' uses this, though since so few apparently died it might just be them being invulnerable. ''Hulk vs. Wolverine'' is notable in that it's the first non-comic appearance of Wolverine to '''not''' use this.
* Near the end of ''Literature/TheSissyDuckling'', [[spoiler:Elmer's father]] ends up shots by hunters while trying to go south. There's no blood or even any sign of injury,

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/TheThreeMusketeers1993'' features numerous sword slashes, stab wounds, a full-scale battle with gunfire, and a character getting kicked into the spikes of an iron maiden, all without a single drop of blood.
* ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'': Despite the high bodycount and numerous ways characters are wounded or killed [[spoiler:(including one mook getting stabbed in the face and throat with crossbow bolts, a cesarean section, another mook getting his chest blown open, and an old lady getting a chainsaw wound to her neck)]] barely any blood is visible until a brief shot near the end.
* In ''Film/FortySevenRonin'', despite beheadings, swordfights, and multiple scenes of {{seppuku}} - while wearing pristine white clothes, no less - there is not a single drop of blood.
* In the ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' films, more notably in Eclipse, vampires seem to never bleed when being dismembered and decapitated. Instead, they seem to shatter, which while in the colder scenarios might be because according to the makers the heads freeze instantly, doesn't really make sense in other places. Obviously it aids to keep the ratings low. The books and WordOfGod describe the vampires as crystalline, having bodies like marble or granite in quality, and their only bodily fluid to remain is venom.
* ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga'' uses this to keep its PG-13 rating. It's not as much not being blood, as the worst injuries aren't shown in great detail and are only on-camera very briefly. This eventually gets rather ridiculous, since it's a brutal movie except for the bloodless part. The Joker even gives a ''GlasgowGrin'' to a guy, and there's no bleeding.
* ''Film/{{Inception}}'' is almost entirely bloodless with the exception of a main character getting hit by a single bullet. Since his wound is of major importance for the following scenes, its examined closely, but even so it's very small with a relatively small amount of blood.
* ''Film/TheChroniclesOfNarnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'' is particularly bad about this. Not a splash of red in an enormous pitched battle scene. In a more up-close and personal scene, when Peter is jumped by Maugrim the wolf, he impales the wolf and is pinned under him for nearly a minute; despite this, there's very clearly no blood anywhere on the wolf, Peter or the sword. Strangely, the film retains Aslan's line from the book reminding Peter to clean his sword.
** In the BBC version of the movie, the ''entire screen'' turns red during Maugrim and Peter's fight. When Peter stabs him, there is no blood.
** This happens in the second movie too. A man gets his throat slit and not only does he die instantly rather than bleeding out, but no blood was involved at all. Perhaps it was because a mouse wielding a mouse-sized sword was the one that hit him.
** However, blood is shown outside of battle scenes such as Edmund's healing or Miraz being held at swordpoint.
* The slaughter of Frank Castle's extended family in ''Film/ThePunisher2004'' film is almost bloodless, the only exceptions being himself (though he obviously survives), his father and several goons. In the director's commentary, Jonathan Hensleigh explains that watching over two dozen innocent men, women and children being brutally gunned down would have been even harder to watch had blood packs and squibs also been used.
* This trope is very common in the pre-1990s ''Film/JamesBond'' films. {{Mooks}} are always shot in the chest by Bond, die instantly, and go down cleanly with nothing more than a mild grunt.
** ''Film/GoldenEye'' has bloodless deaths as well, most notably when Bond shoots all those guards in the Russian prison.
** There are rare exceptions. Bond headshots a Soviet soldier in ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'', and the entry wound and trail of blood are very obvious. In a few instances, entry wounds and squibs can be seen (such as in the tanker battle in ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe''). The film ''Film/LicenceToKill'' was notable in that it showed more graphic and realistic violence than the series had before.
** A particularly strong example of the trope in action is in ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'' where Bond murders a disabled bad buy by stabbing his femoral artery and letting the man bleed out, yet not a drop is seen on Bond or, even, the floor.
** ''Film/LiveAndLetDie'' goes so far as to have [[spoiler:the main villain inflate like a balloon and then burst]]. And yet still no blood.
* Despite having one of the biggest body-counts in action movie history, ''Film/{{Equilibrium}}'' is for the most part bloodless with its violence. In fact, it pulls off an unusual variation. Every bullet impact is shown, often in loving slow motion, but with black powder squibs. The only blood squib used in the film is for a particularly brutal broken arm. This gets slightly surreal when the main character slices a chunk off one of his opponents, which then slide off (again in slow motion) without a trace of the red stuff. Meanwhile, his sword is beaded by a single drop of white fluid.
* Spoofed in ''Film/HotShotsPartDeux'' -- there was a scene where Charlie Sheen's character, a Rambo parody, shot up dozens and dozens of enemies while a body count was tallied. Not a single drop of blood was even seen onscreen during the faux carnage. But after the tally passed about 100, a caption called the movie "more violent than ''Film/{{RoboCop|1987}}''"; after more kills, "more violent than ''Film/TotalRecall1990''"; and after about 250, called it "the bloodiest movie ever". Not bad for PG-13. Topper does have a record number of kills in that movie. It's actually 103 according to body count lists, and the higher ones came out later.
* Also spoofed in ''Film/{{UHF}}''. During George's ''Rambo'' fantasy sequence, he sweeps an automatic rifle along a line of {{Mooks}} on a hillside. A moment later, they bloodlessly collapse simultaneously.
* While ''Franchise/TheMatrix'' has ''some'' blood, at the end of [[Film/TheMatrix the first movie]] we see agent Smith pump Neo full of lead from his Desert Eagle. Now, maybe tiny .22 bullets would indeed cause the tiny wounds and minimal blood loss we see in the scene, but the smallest bullet a Desert Eagle can shoot is the .357 magnum, and a magazine's worth of those in the chest would practically tear a torso to shreds.
** Actually, it wouldn't. Bullets of .357 (or .44, or .50 AE) caliber are indeed wider than .22 bullets, but they are still no wider than a pencil (or a fat pencil in case of up-sized DE's). .357s are about 9mm, .44 is 10,9mm, and .50 is 12,7mm. Added kinetic energy they possess, or their number, or closeness of impacts, don't give them some magic bursting power to obliterate the elastic human envelope; ten .357 bullets will leave exactly ten neat, penny-sized holes in a body even when spaced closed together. Internal damage and blood loss will be severe, no doubt. But no shreds.
* In ''Franchise/StarWars'', there are many instances of people getting limbs or heads cut off during lightsaber duels, but there is never any blood. This is {{justified|Trope}}, as lightsaber wounds show visible cauterization from the heat of the blade.
** The first use of lightsaber by Obi Wan in Episode IV, however, is quite bloody -- there is a whole puddle of blood on the floor of the cantina when Ponda Boba gets his arm cut off. On a meta level, the bleeding arm in [[Film/ANewHope Episode IV]] was a deliberately disturbing shot, along with Beru and Owen's charred skeletons, that were added by George Lucas to AvoidTheDreadedGRating; in the rest of the series, there is no blood from lightsaber dismemberment at all.
** Another exception is when Obi-Wan kills Darth Maul in Episode I. There's a quick spray of blood when the cut is made.
** The short-lived web series, ''A Clone Apart'' parodies this, where an inexperienced Clone Trooper (named Danson) is listening to a superior's account that all their training (which Danson never received) never quite prepares you for all the screaming and the blood in the middle of combat. Then the following exchange occurs between him and his best friend, Biff:
--->'''Biff:''' Don't worry Danson. He's lying.\\
'''Danson:''' ''[relieved]'' Really?\\
'''Biff:''' There won't be any blood. Laser fire cauterizes the wound. You'll be dead before ya get a chance to bleed.\\
''[Danson makes distressed noises]''
** Moves into FridgeHorror in the case of decapitation. Cauterization of the wound by a lightsaber traps enough blood in the brain for a victim to survive up to 30 seconds before dying.
* Speaking of Lucas, the original ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' movies had a decent amount of blood for non-R Rated films, but as pointed out by Mr Plinkett of WebVideo/RedLetterMedia, ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'' hardly has any onscreen gun violence or death, and the few corpse shown on screen only have a small strand of blood on the back.
* Gunshots in the ''Film/DeathNote'' film are entirely bloodless, despite still killing people. Most [[{{Narm}} noticeable]] when [[spoiler: Naomi]] commits suicide.
* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'':
** The movies only have a few deaths with blood (like Barbossa in [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl the first movie]]). Stabbing/slashing is all common but a bloody sword is never seen, and in the [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd third movie]] there are [[PrettyLittleHeadshots headshots which only leave the bullet hole]]...
** Taken to even further extremes in ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides On Stranger Tides]]'', wherein the lack of blood makes it possible for Blackbeard to fake [[SlashedThroat cutting someone's throat]], something that could never, ever be faked in real life.
* Plenty of people get shot or stabbed in ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'', but only two of them bleed: the mountaineer whose blood was used to bring Rasputin back from the dead, and Karl Ruprecht Kroenen, who bled sand. ([[WordOfGod Guillermo del Toro]] said on the commentary that he wanted to ensure that onscreen bloodshed was only used in symbolic contexts.) In HB's fight with Sammael, he beats it over the head with a payphone, causing change to fly everywhere, much like blood would. The change standing in for blood in the fight with Sammael was quite intentional so as to avoid the R rating. Creator/RonPerlman originally suggested that Hellboy use a [[WhatCouldHaveBeen gumball machine]]. The same is true for the [[Film/HellboyIITheGoldenArmy sequel]], in which Strauss bleeds ectoplasm.
* A staple of classic Westerns. Sam Peckinpah made ''Film/TheWildBunch'' so bloody in reaction to this, stating that he wanted to show "what the hell it was like for someone to get shot."
** Likewise, SpaghettiWestern. The Film/DollarsTrilogy is violent, but people only bleed after horrible beatings or headshots.
** Also many early gangster movies -- as squibs weren't used to simulate bullet hits until the 1957 film ''Run of the Arrow'', the victims would be seen twitching on the ground without wounds. Such bullet hits (e.g. into nearby walls) were done with ''live'' rounds. In one incident, machine-gun fire ricocheted into the place where James Cagney was supposed to be (fortunately he'd refused to stand there, even though it was 'protected' by a bulletproof shield).
*** A prime example for this is the film-within-a-film ''Angels With Filthy Souls'' in ''Film/HomeAlone'', where Johnny empties a whole Tommygun drum into Snakes' body and we only see him twitching on the floor.
* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'':
** Despite being given more freedom in slicing people up than in the animated adaptations, Franchise/{{Wolverine}}'s rampages in the movies were conspicuously devoid of blood. Perhaps most notable is an instance in the first movie where he stabs Rogue in the chest. We're given a very clear close-up of the exit wounds on her back, but even those don't have any blood coming from them. What's more, when she turns around, we see that her shirt isn't even torn. Perhaps absorbing his healing ability extended to her nightshirt? Just the back of her shirt is torn (that's where we see the wounds).
** This is in full force in ''Film/X2XMenUnited'', where Wolverine slashes, impales, and generally slaughters about a dozen of Stryker's soldiers storming the school, with not a single drop of blood spilled.
** In ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', there was no blood when Shaw shot Erik's mother. [[spoiler: Azazel's massacre of the CIA agents, Shaw's death and Charles getting shot]] also had either minimal blood or none at all.
** In ''Film/TheWolverine'', the scores of {{Mooks}} that find themselves on the pointy end of Wolverine's claws don't bleed [[note]]Though there's plenty of blood flying around in the "Unleashed" edition[[/note]]. However Wolverine bleeds, though it doesn't mean much since he's {{Nigh Invulnerab|ility}}le even with his gimped healing factor.
** There is a surprising lack of blood in ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', only some of which is {{justified|Trope}} by the mutants. For example, Iceman gets decapitated and Colossus gets ripped apart, but since they are in their "iced-up" and metal forms respectively when it happens, there is no blood. At the same time, the Sentinels impaling the normal-ish mutants like Blink don't so much as spill a drop, and Mystique gets a bullet through the leg yet walks it off with only a few drops spilled here and there.
* Though Orcs bleed aplenty, do you remember seeing one ounce of red human, elf, or dwarf blood in the entirety of ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' saga? The aftermath of the battle at Minas Tirith was surprisingly dry. Apart from the odd soldier slumped against a wall with blood in his mouth. Bloody faces and minor wounds appear occasionally in the films, but serious injuries and battles are always bloodless. However, Creator/PeterJackson, delighting in carnage, has gotten around this principle as much as possible, and there are plenty of gruesome sights such as disembodied body parts and rotten-looking ghosts.
* In the first of the "in the ring" wrestling matches in the lucha film ''Film/SantoVsLaHijaDeFrankestein'' ("Santo vs Frankenstein's Daughter"), the TV announcer talks about how much Santo is bleeding from his opponent's illegal hits. Uh, what blood? (This may have been a case of StockFootage, as later in the film both Truxon and Ursus are shown bleeding.)
* ''Film/TheQuickAndTheDead'' -- Gene Hackman's evil gunfighter character thinks he won a gunfight with The Lady, but looks down to see a neat hole through his chest, with light coming from his back and wind whistling through this gunshot wound that looks more like a clean bloodless tunnel. Pure Creator/SamRaimi silliness. Ironic, from the man who made ''Franchise/EvilDead''.
* ''Film/TheLongestDay'' manages to show the entire D-Day operation without any blood. In part, this is probably because blood doesn't look good in black-and-white.
* In ''Film/SergeantYork,'' Pusher gets ''blown up with a grenade'' and is not only in one piece but completely free of blood.
* ''Film/{{Gettysburg}}'': Gen. Garnett rides towards a cannon as it fires at him and then we see his horse emerge riderless from the smoke. Overall, though, the film does show quite a bit of blood--it doesn't show the hideous carnage caused by cannonfire, but men who are shot onscreen, like Ted Turner's cameo, do bleed visibly. There is blood from wounds, on fallen men, and sometimes on the trees. (Historically, it was reported that blood from the battle made the ground ''marshy'' in some places.)
* Reworkings of R-rated action franchises to PG-13 movies result in this. Cases in point: ''Film/LiveFreeOrDieHard'' (only John [=McClane=] bleeds in the wide cut) and ''Film/TerminatorSalvation'' (since a Terminator is covered in living tissue, damaging him [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_VhYEmBMPYKM/SKRU0A4XuHI/AAAAAAAAALM/slY0_O3uE9Q/s400/TerminatorTruck.jpg is]] [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/terminator/images/7/7a/Terminator2_1.gif not]] [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20080313215658/terminator/images/thumb/a/ac/Terminator3-09.jpg/400px-Terminator3-09.jpg pretty]]; the fourth really [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/terminator/images/4/48/Marcus_damage.jpg tones it down]]).
* Oddly enough, the original ''Film/{{Halloween 1978}}''. And ''Film/TheTexasChainSawMassacre1974''.
* ''Film/TheGoldenCompass''. Although people's lack of blood when dying can be attributed to their turning into the mystical dust, when Iorek Byrnison rips the polar bear king's jaw off, there is no blood. It's the killed humans' daemons that turn into golden sparks when killed, not the humans themselves. Ironically, this special effect probably allowed the filmmakers to embrace this trope more fully than usual, because they didn't even need to show anyone's body falling to the ground to confirm that a blow was lethal. If a daemon goes "poof", somebody bit it.
* ''Film/TheBlackHole'' offers an example even more JustForFun/{{egregious}} than the ''Elephant'' example quoted above: Alex Durant is gored through the chest by Maximillian's high-speed saw-claw, and not a drop of blood is seen. Even Kate, who is ''standing right next to him as this happens'', comes out clean as a whistle.
* In ''Film/{{Salt}}'', there is no blood in the movie, save for when Creator/AngelinaJolie's character gets punched in the nose. And then she's just gushing the stuff.
* In the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' episode ''Film/TheUnearthly'', a man is shot point blank, with no blood. This is then lampshaded with, "Wound! We need a wound here!"
* At the beginning of Creator/WoodyAllen's early film ''Film/{{Bananas}}'', El Presidente is shot several times, point blank, with a [[HandCannon big gun]], and there's not a drop of blood.
* This happens at the end of ''Film/GranTorino'' when [[spoiler:Walt is by shot by a variety of pistols and sub-machine guns. All that is seen is trickle of blood running down his arm, which is odd considering the movie was going to be R-rated no matter what the content of that scene was]].
* In ''Film/ScotlandPA'', the one scene with blood is when [[spoiler:Joe [=McBeth=] gets ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice]]. The rest of the violence occurs just off-screen, with nary a blood spatter.
* Despite being the movie adaptation of one of the BloodierAndGorier games of its time, ''Film/MortalKombat'' was surprisingly blood-free, even when the characters were stabbed through the chest or knocked into a spike pit.
* Strangely inconsistent in ''Film/HighNoon'', where a fistfight halfway through leaves Kane covered in blood, but those killed in the gunfight at the end just fall over.
* In ''Film/IronMan'', dozens of people are killed throughout the film, without any blood splatter whatsoever. Presumably this was to give it a lower rating.
* ''Film/ResidentEvil''. In the first movie several characters are sliced into pieces in the Red Queen's LaserHallway but the only blood seen is a couple drops down the medic's neck. {{Justified|Trope}} as the laser beams were so hot they cauterized the wounds. It should be noted that the leader who was diced had the focus taken off of him..
* In ''Film/JohnQ'', the heart donor who's wheeled into the O.R. for organ harvest looks like she's fresh from the hair salon, not a highway collision sufficient to render anyone brain-dead.
* {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by director Stephen Sommers in his commentary on the huge gun battle in ''Film/TheMummyReturns.'' In the first movie even though Rick shoots a couple of Ardeth Bay's men at close range on the ship no one bleeds, in fact the only time anyone bleeds is at the end where Rick has some blood on his mouth and shoulder and Imhotep bleeds from his sword wound.
* The [[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles TMNT movies]]. Also true in the cartoon, but not so with the comics.
* ''Film/MysteryTeam''. Most of the carnage is implied, culminating in:
-->[[spoiler:'''Police Officer''': Someone stole that man's face!]]
* ''Film/{{Django}}'' was banned in several countries because of a scene where someone's ear is cut off in full, bloody detail. Despite this, the gun battles are completely bloodless, even when people are riddled with dozens of bullets. Only one person killed by a gun bleeds, and he bleeds out his ''mouth'' instead of from his wound.
** This trope was averted in [[Film/DjangoUnchained Tarantino's homage]].
* The film version of ''Literature/{{Eragon}}'' avoided a PG-13 for having "ample yet ''bloodless'' violence". Despite a major battle scene, many deaths of allies, and an onscreen ''stabbing'', no blood is shown anywhere.
* ''Film/HarryPotter'': Played straight as spells don't leave bulletholes, but averted for effect on two occasions; in the ''Half-Blood Prince'' when Harry [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone uses the Sectumsempra curse on Malfoy]], and in ''Deathly Hallows, Part II'' Voldemort walks across a floor strewn with blood and the [[YouHaveFailedMe bodies of the guards and goblins]] who let Harry [[spoiler:steal his Horcrux from Gringotts]]. The most notable example is in "The Goblet of Fire", when Wormtail severs his own hand with a knife. Whereas, in the book, his robes end up "shining with blood", there is not a drop to be seen in the film.
* The SlasherMovie ''Bloody Murder'', ironically enough.
* When [[ThoseWackyNazis Fegelein]] is shot dead in ''Film/{{Downfall}}'', no blood is shown at all, though the rest of the movie has lots and lots of blood.
* In ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld'', Gideon's {{Mooks}} bleed coins as Scott cuts them apart. Then, [[spoiler:when Gideon impales Scott]], there is no blood ''or'' coins.
* In ''Film/UniversalSoldierTheReturn'', no one bleeds when they were shot. Well, except Romeo and one [=UniSol=]. The rest of the series, especially ''Film/UniversalSoldierRegeneration'' and ''Film/UniversalSoldierDayOfReckoning'', were awash with blood and gore.
* Despite a body count the size of a small town you can count on one hand how many times you see blood in ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra''.
* ''Film/BattlefieldEarth'': The film is clean of blood, despite limbs and head being blown off of both Psychlos and humans.
* In ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' Harrison's hands and clothes are surprisingly clean for someone [[spoiler: who just popped a man's head like a tomato]]. Damn you, PG-13 rating!!
* In the ''Film/{{Tron}}'' franchise, Programs fade from existence when they [[DeadlyEuphemism de-rez]]. Fatal wounds shatter them like safety glass, leaving decaying voxels behind. Wounds look like pieces carved out of their bodies and scars are like dead pixels on an LCD screen. The fact ''humans'' bleed and Programs do not became a ''big'' plot point in ''Film/TronLegacy'' Of course, Creator/{{Disney}} used this for [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar flying a metric ton of crap past the radar]] including gladiatorial combat, gaping head wounds, mass murder scenes, ColdBloodedTorture, and an entire a first-person shooter.
* ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'' is not completely bloodless, but anything worse than a gunshot wound is remarkably clean. Most notably, when Lancelot is cleaved into two lengthwise, it does not result in a single drop of blood. Meanwhile, the [[YourHeadASplode head-exploding implants]] result in a burst of all sorts of goop, but little actual blood. [[spoiler:And when the final scene with all of the headless people lying on the ground comes around, the blood from their bodies is not even spilled all over the floor]].
* ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' contains two examples, first at the crime scene of Marvin Acme's murder there is no blood under the safe where his head was crushed, and R.K. Maroon is shot twice in the back leaving visible bullet holes and when we see his corpse after the killer has fled he is positioned in a way where his blood should be dripping on the floor but it doesn't.
* In ''Film/{{Pixels}}'', everything the aliens destroy turns into pixels, handily avoiding any bloodspill.
* In ''Film/HussarBallad'' a lot of minor characters get killed in action, yet almost no blood appears on screen. The only exception is a blood-stained letter that Shura takes from a wounded messenger and delivers herself; this blood is a minor plot point.
* ''{{Film/Rampage|2009}}'': Though not completely bloodless, the injuries Bill inflicts result in much less blood than is realistic.
* ''Film/AFishCalledWanda'' accomplishes the untimely violent deaths of several dogs rather bloodlessly. There were originally plans to make them look realistically bloody, until it was realized that it would make audiences stop laughing at what already was a very dark comedy.
* ''Film/WonderWoman2017'': Clever use of GoryDiscretionShot keeps much of the blood off the camera, but there is some war-appropriate evidence of violence (a soldier's legs were blown off). However, when Steve sees Diana's sword [[spoiler: sticking through the ceiling after plunging it through Ludendorff's heart]] it's bizarrely spotless.
* In ''Film/{{Hook}}'' there are a few instances of this a few pirates are shot, Peter and Rufio kill at least two pirates each, and later Rufio is fatally stabbed by Captain Hook all with no visible blood shed, although some is seen when Hook slashes Peter's arm with his hook.
* ''Film/BlackPanther2018'': For all the bladed weapons used by the characters, there isn't a trace of blood shed outside of duels with M'Baku and Killmonger. Most notably, Killmonger slits the throat of Dora Milaje and she doesn't have blood gushing from her neck when she dies.

* From ''[[Literature/LandOfOz Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz]]''
-->So the Wizard lost no more time, but leaping forward he raised the sharp sword, whirled it once or twice around his head, and then gave a mighty stroke that cut the body of the Sorcerer exactly in two.
-->Dorothy screamed and expected to see a terrible sight; but as the two halves of the Sorcerer fell apart on the floor she saw that he had no bones or blood inside of him at all, and that the place where he was cut looked much like a sliced turnip or potato.
-->"Why, he's vegetable!" cried the Wizard, astonished.
-->"Of course," said the Prince. "We are all vegetable, in this country. Are you not vegetable, also?"
* Justified in ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'' due to being set inside a video game. The avatars don't bleed because they have no blood. Plenty of people die, though, and when that happens, they shatter and [[DisappearsIntoLight Disappear Into Light]].
* Creator/BrandonSanderson:
** One of the creepier properties of Shardblades in ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''. Since Shardblades don't cut living flesh, instead severing the soul and burning out all the nerves below the "cut" (or all the nerves in the body if you hit the head or spine), there is no blood from the use of the things.
** A necessity in ''Literature/ShadowsForSilenceInTheForestsOfHell''. When shedding even a single drop of blood in anger will enrage every shade in the vicinity, people learn to kill without drawing blood ''fast''.

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* ''Series/TheTomorrowPeople'': In "The Revenge of Jedekiah", John and Elizabeth are gunned down by soldiers with fully automatic assault rifles. Not only do they (barely) manage to survive their injuries, but when we see them sprawled on the floor, there isn't a trace of blood.
* An episode of ''Series/TouchedByAnAngel'' featured several flashbacks to a blood-free crime scene. All the while, the character who was recalling it was whimpering, "There was so much blood!"
* ''Series/TheAvengers'' actually made a point of not showing blood, to maintain the lighthearted tone of the series, despite numerous deaths by gunshot, stabbing, explosion and so on. There were some episodes where a little blood was shown, but they were few and far between. In one episode, we are led to believe a character was mauled to death by a tiger; the victim's clothes are in shreds, but there's no blood at all.
* In "The Assassin", an episode of ''Series/MacGyver'', a woman gets stabbed by an assassin and has no blood on her whatsoever. This kind of thing seems to happen in most episodes where someone is shot or stabbed. People die within seconds without doing much bleeding.
* ''Series/{{Spaced}}'' included a particularly amusing example of the second variation, a paintballing sequence played like a gritty war film. And also included [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2tLKjeOstg&feature=PlayList&p=73454BB6BFFA6CC3&index=4 this amusing gunfight]] with which produced little blood (except the spurting at 44s).
* The ''Series/{{Community}}'' paintball episodes also employ the humorous mock-carnage variant.
* Best example: ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' -- out of nearly 800 episodes, only one had blood, and then only ''three drops.''
** It's now up to ''two!''
** Three if we count alien blood. Tyzonn gets wounded when we first meet him.
** Four, actually. In ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'', Eric is shot while unmorphed, and he is later seen with a bloody bandage covering the wound.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** The show is surprisingly bloodless for a series where people die on-camera every episode, often for vampire-related reasons (which generally involve, well, blood). Especially egregious are a scene in the first season where a person is eaten alive with no blood spilled, and another in the second where someone ''bleeds to death'' bloodlessly.
** The whole "vampires neatly go ''poof'' into dust when staked through the heart" thing was done in part so the cute blonde heroine wouldn't be leaving a trail of bloody corpses wherever she went.
** There are ''some'' aversions, i.e. "Your shirt..." This ''was'' [[DarkerAndEdgier season 6]].
** [[Film/BuffyTheVampireSlayer The 1992 movie]] on which the series was based has very, very little blood - and even when it appears, [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext it doesn't seem to make much sense]].
** There are a few plain old slit throats - but very little red.
* Both ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' and ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' were both usually bloodless. With Hercules, it usually made sense, given that he had a strict view on ThouShaltNotKill. Still it can be jarring with the constant sword fights and random mooks that get stabbed and slashed. If someone bled, it was usually for drama. Even with Xena, who had no such qualms about killing her enemies, she rarely ever got blood on her sword.
* Ubiquitous in ''Series/DoctorWho,'' even when they're using real guns. It is for children, after all.
** Averted from series 11-16. All sorts of nastiness from impalements to decapitations, graphic gun shot wounds and even the gruesome aftermaths of dinosaur and killer robot attacks were shown with brutal, gory detail. This did make its still occasional use of this more noticeable:
*** "Pyramids of Mars" has an interesting example where a cultist gets murdered by a HumanoidAbomination that literally boils his head with super-heated hands. No blood... but lots and lots of smoke, meaning it still seems extremely painful and disturbing.
*** "The Seeds of Doom" features a compost machine that the villain uses to grind up bodies. After the villain falls into it, we see a closeup of its churning blades while we hear his bloodcurdling scream... but not a drop of blood.
** "The Christmas Invasion", when the Sycorax Leader cuts The Doctor's hand off during a sword fight. One would think that losing a hand would cause at least SOME blood loss, but nope.
** One of the worst examples in the new series being when a woman gets crushed with a gargoyle, and when we see her she is entirely intact with only a small trickle of blood coming from her mouth, and still able to give some LastWords. It ''is'' a light-hearted Agatha Christie-themed episode, so significant bloodshed would be inappropriate.
* In an episode of ''The Return of Series/SherlockHolmes'', a victim is shown being stabbed. However, the camera forgot to cut away before the stage knife was pulled out, showing no blood at all.
* There is never any blood visible in ''Series/RobinOfSherwood'', no matter how horrific the wounds which should be inflicted. Usually, they used the standard "chop in the stomach while the victim's back is to the camera" technique, but missed it in an episode where Robin was fighting the Flemish mercenaries who killed Will's wife. It's a bit surprising to see the main villain keel over dead after having a sword dragged across his belt, clearly not cutting anything.
* There is surprisingly very little blood on the BBC's ''Series/RobinHood'', sometimes to the point of [[{{Narm}} distraction]]. The most notable example is when [[spoiler: Maid Marian]] is run through with a sword and spends the next ten minutes presumably bleeding to death, all without spilling one visible drop of blood or even growing pale. She even wrenches the sword from her own belly, yet again without any blood, which should be clearly visible considering she's wearing a ''[[WhiteShirtOfDeath white dress.]]''
* In an episode of ''Series/MiamiVice'' entitled "Definitely Miami", Crockett and Zito open fire on Ted Nugent (that episode's BigBad) after he attempts to lure Crockett to his death. Despite the fact that both of them are firing several rounds from two different angles, and with Crockett standing up and unloading his entire cartridge into Nugent, there are no bullet wounds or blood stains of any kind! Amazing!
** Nearly every shoot-out is like this. For all the gun fights that happened and all the bad guys falling over dead, there were few bullet holes and almost no blood. Reportedly, there was little in the budget for effects like squibs. For scenes that needed blood, they would do a quick edit between an unstained shirt to a stained one.
* In ''Series/LegendOfTheSeeker'', almost every episode includes Richard and Kahlan fighting and killing Darken Rahl's soldiers, but while blood is sometimes shown on the blades afterward, little if any blood seems to be gushing from wounds during battle. Then again, when people get their throats cut, there's plenty of blood gushing from the wounds.
* The episode "Trenches of Hell" from ''Series/YoungIndianaJones Chronicles'', features a depiction of the battle of The Some in WWI, despite mortars falling all over the battlefield over soldiers, there not a single drop of blood seen.
* ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'' never depicts any blood. It either [[GoryDiscretionShot cuts away]] or just plain doesn't show any, even in instances where there would logically BE blood (e.g. a sword fight). There are a few exceptions to this - in "The Beginning of the End", Mordred is shown bleeding after being wounded, and Arthur's blood has been shown every time he's been injured.
* In an episode of the {{tokusatsu}} version of ''[[Series/SpiderManJapan Spider-Man]]'', Amazoness and her {{mooks}} shoot up a bunch of men with guns. Yet, no blood or bullet wounds or anything else that would come with shooting happens. They just fall down.
* Another toku example is ''[[Series/KamenRiderFaiz Kamen Rider 555]].'' 555 is an AnyoneCanDie series where the monsters' method of operation involves outright killing civilians onscreen until found and dealt with. However, those killed by Orphenochs simply turn to dust. Orphenochs do the same upon eating Rider Kicks but with an explosion. Impalement is shown via X-ray-ish scenes similar to ''Film/RomeoMustDie'', and never is any blood left on the weapon. It's got an ''astonishingly'' high body count to never show any victims bleeding. (Now, there's a ''little'' blood if you get punched in the face, maybe.) ''Decade'' has every single rider shown killed in a vision simultaneously, yet there is not one drop of blood. However there is a somewhat small reason behind it. It is entirely possible that they all bled when they died, but we couldn't see it through the suits. In the Rider War World they seem to be vaporized.
* ''Series/TheATeam''. While a little blood showed here and there, the series was infamous for inflicting the most extreme mayhem on bad guys... who always crawled away a bit shaken.
* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' - particularly after the arrival of Worf - featured bat'leth and mek'leth combat on a regular basis. Apparently, slamming the blade into the armoured belly of a charging Klingon bezerker is ''instantly'' fatal - but bloodless.
** Phaser-fire in the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' universe in general. Stun leaves no marks, kill leaves a small burn at the point of impact, maximum setting leaves [[DisintegratorRay a second of glowiness and then nothing]]. No blood from the series' many shootouts. ExplosiveInstrumentation is much less likely to leave your RedShirt looking like he's [[BigSleep just napping]], occasionally averted with impressively nasty burn makeup. Non-disintegrating kill shots were also treated inconsistently, ranging all the way from fairly impressive pyrotechnics(without blood) to the standard invisible wound. In "The Magnificent Ferengi", we see someone get shot with the latter (lack of) effect, but then see an unmissable burn when his body appears later.
** Lampshaded in a ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode where Nog, watching an old cowboy show on the holodeck wonders why there is no bleeding after a cowboy gets shot in the arm.
* While ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' isn't shy about showing violence and the resulting aftermath, the Night-Night guns and ICE Rs allow the characters to engage in gunplay while keeping the body count low since targets are knocked out, rather than outright killed.
* ''{{Series/Highlander}}'' to a point. Sure, we'd see sword cuts in the flesh and some blood when someone was injured, but at no time did we ever see the bloody mess you'd really have with a beheading. Of course, the beheadings themselves were never shown, but the victor usually came away with very little blood spatter on them.
* ''{{Series/Emergency}}'': The producers had to abide by a "no blood" rule to get the series greenlighted, so even injuries where you'd expect some level of blood had very little to none.
* ''Series/TopGear'' created a spoof TitleSequence for ''The Intercepters'', a non-existent Seventies action show. In one scene James May empties a submachine gun into a villain wearing a white suit and trousers. Instead of bullet squibs and WhiteShirtOfDeath, the villain [[BadBadActing clutches his unmarked chest and writhes unconvincingly]].
* It's never shown in ''Series/SesameStreet'' but the canonical handwave for Rosita [[{{retcon}} turning]] from a fruit bat into a generic Monster is that she was flying through a windy cave and her wing flaps fell off. She never even felt it.
* ''Series/WolfHall'' cuts away from the actual moment of Sir Thomas More's beheading. The goriest it gets is the aftermath of Anne Boleyn's execution, when her handmaidens have blood on their hands and skirts from lifting her head and body into the coffin.

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* {{Enforced|Trope}} in Wrestling/{{CMLL}}, which has long refused to air matches where blood is spilled without editing the blood out first. This did not stop Mexico City mayor, Lic. Ernesto Uruchurtu, from banning televised professional wrestling matches during his term. Luckily for CMLL, magazines were the primary lucha libre media anyway and they were much less adverse to blood, though getting back on TV lead to a business boom for them.
* When the entire Wrestling/{{WWE}} decided to go rated PG, it also decided to stop any match where anyone bled in order to close them back up with medical tape. While backlash from the fans put a stop to this practice, spots intentionally set up to make a wrestler bleed now range from discouraged to banned out right. Later, WWE started applying medical glue to cuts during the downtime of matches [[GimmickMatches that lend themselves to them]], such as iron man matches. Fans and wrestlers still didn't like it, but it was much better received than previous measure, being much rarer and not as damaging to the flow of the bouts.

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* There's two shootout scenes on ''Ride/TheGreatMovieRide'' at [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disney's Hollywood Studios]], where some characters even get hit, but without a single drop of blood.

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* Most games with elemental spells or powers. [[ElementalPowers Fire/frost/lightning]] is commonplace but few games depict enemies realistically burning to death, getting electrocuted or turning into a fleshy pulp after the water in their cells freezes into sharp ice needles. The first electric chair executions were far from clean, up to and including heads on fire, and they were ''trying'' to implement this trope.
* The ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series as a whole largely practices this trope:
** ''Videogame/FinalFantasyVII'' is full of battle scenes with combatants being attacked with enormous swords and machine guns and the like, with no blood. Outside of gameplay and in related works, it's also often the case, but varies. It really could just be down to the graphics. I mean, try rendering 3D blood in cut-scene with technology like that back then?
*** A symbolic point in the original game was that, when Sephiroth [[ItWasHisSled stabs Aeris]], there's no blood on the blade. However, when Cloud kills Sephiroth at the end, blood is pouring down his face. Then again, Cloud had had just cut Sephiroth fifteen times straight through the body with a sword the size of a man -- a faceful of blood is nothing compared the small bloody chunks which should logically have ensued.
*** And yet, earlier in the game, you were in a building with bloodstains (including in the battle background) and see a giant, ''gruesomely'' impaled snake. [[ValuesDissonance Apparently, standards weren't quite as asinine back then.]]
*** This is also partially justified by Sephiroth's Masamune (supposedly) being so sharp that it cannot draw blood. The bloodstains and snake could be explained by having Sephiroth cut up the victims, so blood would flow naturally out of the chopped bodies and the snake was impaled on a tree.
*** In ''Videogame/FinalFantasyVII'''s Compilation, in the various depictions of the game's backstory, Cloud stabs Sephiroth straight through the back ''with a sword wider than his torso'' with no sign of blood or even a wound (!), and Sephiroth impales and hefts Cloud on his own sword, again with no blood. Yet, ''Videogame/CrisisCore'' ends with [[spoiler: Zack dying in an appropriately copious pool of blood after having been pumped full of enough lead to kill Godzilla]]. Despite the rest of the game unrepentantly embracing this trope. My head hurts now.
*** Cloud's many battles in ''[[Anime/FinalFantasyViiAdventChildren Advent Children]]'' involve villains being clouted with his {{BFS}} repeatedly without any visible damage, despite said weaponry ''cutting off pieces of skyscrapers'', and the only blood in the entire film is a tiny trickle when Cloud is ''shot in the face at point blank'', which simply knocks off his sunglasses. MadeOfIron indeed. At the climax of ''Advent Children'', [[spoiler:Cloud cuts Sephiroth right through repeatedly with a new version of Omnislash, leaving no marks and only drawing dark smoke instead of blood, which could be justified by Sephiroth being a HumanoidAbomination]]. Soon after, [[spoiler: Cloud gets shot through the stomach, but all he does is stumble forward]].\
The Blu-Ray director's cut fixes some of this, adding bruises to skin and letting plenty of blood flow during Sephiroth's stabbing sessions (which this version has more of).
** ''Videogame/FinalFantasyVIII'' too has largely bloodless carnage as well, except for the opening battle, where Squall gets a huge bloody scar ripped across the front of his face.
** ''Videogame/FinalFantasyIX'' doesn't feature bloodshed, even in the grim aftermath of the sacking of several cities in the first one-and-a-half discs. The Alexandrian soldiers involved mostly used fire, [[JustifiedTrope so all the wounds would be cauterized as soon as they were made.]]
** ''Videogame/FinalFantasyX'' follows in suite with the rest of the series. No matter who gets stabbed, shot or blown up, blood is never seen. Justified in a few cases, as the victims are fiends or Unsent - creatures that don't actually have physical bodies.
** ''Videogame/FinalFantasyXIII'' has cutscenes where people are pumped full of machine gun bullets and don't bleed. Occasionally, they don't even get that badly hurt, in a rare [[SlidingScaleOfGameplayAndStoryIntegration gameplay and story integration]] of GunsAreWorthless. Like ''VII'' and ''VIII'', the game averts this at one point: [[spoiler: After the party defeats Rosch a second time, he has blood all over his face]].
*** Most of the Mooks that get shot are wearing armor. It could be partly justified.
** ''Videogame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'' has characters who take hundreds of blows from their enemy, yet they look perfectly fine.
** ''Videogame/FinalFantasyTactics'' both [[GameplayAndStorySegregation plays this straight in gameplay and averts it in cutscenes]].
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' never has any blood drawn, even during cutscenes where you can see someone clearly being slashed with a sword axe; the victims simply fall over dead.
* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'', full stop. It's got a sword-like key that can slice clear through buildings and yet not draw a drop from the more flesh-and-blood enemies, among the other weapons and attacks to those same targets. Otherwise, however, it's {{justified|Trope}} in that the majority of enemies you face throughout the games are TheHeartless, which presumably have no blood. Subverted a few times in the manga, as a few characters are shown to bleed, though this almost never happens to the main characters.
* The stabbing scene in ''[[Videogame/FireEmblemPathOfRadiance Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance]]'' -- "Is this… all there is? No challenge? No resistance?" No blood?? All ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' games do this, despite the massive melees between characters who almost all use edged weapons. Early games could accredit this to technical limitations. The later ones, however, were probably primarily to keep the rating down and maintain the tone of the game, which is not realistic at all in the first place. Subverted in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBindingBlade The Binding Blade]]'' - [[spoiler: Hector]]'s portrait is shown with blood after [[spoiler: his fight with Narshen and Brenya]].
** Another particularly egregious example is [[spoiler:Ryoma's suicide]] in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates: Conquest''. Apparently, not a single drop of blood was spilled when [[spoiler:he committed {{seppuku}} with an ''electrified sword'', nor was there any visible blood on the Raijinto itself]].
* The ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' games frequently give you crime scene photos, and they are always a lot less bloody than you might expect.
** ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'' features two of the most extreme examples: in case 3, [[spoiler:a man is shot in the shoulder by a .45-caliber weapon and left to eventually die of ''blood loss.'' You are actually the first to find him at the scene and [[AlmostDeadGuy get to hear his last words.]] The HandCannon sort of mussed up the shoulder area of his suit a little, and the "pool of blood" he's lying in is more like a puddle]]. In case 4, [[spoiler:a man is shot right in the forehead at point blank range. The crime scene photo looks like he's sleeping, only there's a hole in his forehead about the size of a quarter, out of which is leaking about as much blood as what one would expect from a shaving accident. Judging from the pillows behind him, there doesn't appear to be an exit wound at all]].
** Bludgeoning wounds are one of the most common causes of death and one never sees a spot of blood or caved in skull.
* While the purposefully cartoonish and low-detail graphics may have something to do with it, the deaths in ''VideoGame/GhostTrick'' are extremely clean. You never see any bleeding from gunshots or crushed bones from having something heavy fall on them. [[spoiler: Cabanela's death]] in particular, since [[spoiler: between the explosion that leaves him nearly incapacitated and being shot in the chest (or the NonstandardGameOver if you swap the hard hat and smash in his face)]], you'd think he'd at least get a stain or two on that white coat.
** Another instance that is flagrant in hindsight: early in the game, the main characters come across [[spoiler:a black cat]], but don't notice anything odd about it. At the end, it's established that [[spoiler:the cat had been shot dead less than an hour beforehand. This fact is vital to TheReveal]]. Well, Sissel ''did'' say that [[spoiler:he'd prefer a black coat to a white one because it wouldn't show the stains]].
* The ''[[Videogame/SoulSeries SoulCalibur]]'' games are defined by a bunch of people hitting each other with really sharp/big/painful weapons, yet during battle, no one bleeds, bruises, or even gets cut. People must have been stronger back in ye Olde Middle Ages. Although large amounts of shiny, fluorescent…energy does seem to explode out of a fighter when they get hit. ''Soul Calibur IV'' probably alleviates this issue a bit by letting the [[ClothingDamage armor take the damage]] (though the intent was most likely for FanService).
* Enforced in ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'' and [[VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys2 the sequel]]. Even in the former's GameOver screen, [[EyeScream which depict the poor hero's eyes popping out of a Freddy costume]], is clean of blood. Averted in ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys3'': [[spoiler:The final cutscene shows the demise of the child murderer: getting punctured by a faulty spring-trap suit, with blood spraying everywhere. Thankfully, the cutscenes in this game are all [[{{Retraux}} done in the style of old Atari games, so the effect is diminished a bit]]]].
* In ''Videogame/CityOfHeroes'' and ''City of Villains'', no matter how much you sliced an enemy up, or punched, or shot, or made them catch on fire, or froze, they won't have any slashes, bruises, burns or have ice on their body. That's because no one is ever killed in COH / COV - they are "defeated" (and presumably teleported away to justice and/or the hospital). It is, after all, T-rated. In fairness, the game never explicitly says what happens one way or the other, meaning you can decide if you have hero who just lets the medicom take over, (Or in the case of villains, one supposes just kidnaps them and uses them as hostages/leaves them in Bond-Villain deathtraps) or if they're... DarkerAndEdgier, shall we say. This might be allowable with the SuperStrength or [[HandBlast Energy Blast]] powersets, but becomes particularly JustForFun/{{egregious}} when one is using {{katanas|AreJustBetter}} or [[KillItWithFire fireballs]].
* Lampshaded hilariously in ''VideoGame/{{Mercenaries}}''. If a certain mission is failed (i.e. The building with the VIP inside is turned into smoldering rubble), the VIP will exclaim with his dying words: "I'm dying...not bleeding...stupid T rating."
* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'':
** Significantly Downplayed in that the series has long had a "blood splash" effect when a character is hit, but the blood doesn't persist. Similarly, no matter how they are killed, corpses will not have a single wound on them.
** Starting with ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', arrows will persist for a time after the battle. However, the character won't bleed, and even dozens of arrows which make the character look like a pincushion won't cause further damage or hamper movement in the slightest.
* Everybody of demonic origin (including the protagonist) in ''Videogame/DevilMayCry'' officially has the power of "regenerates so fast wounds don't show up", although blood is seen on cutscenes. The regeneration is limited -- possibly the only example of HitPoints explained in-world.
** Or is made of non organic materials. ''Videogame/{{Onimusha}}'' is also somewhat guilty of this with the demons being mostly dark aura.
** Despite taking a bullet between the eyes at point-blank range in ''DMC 4'', [[spoiler: Sanctus]] really has nothing to show for it. Well, he ''was'' dead for a while. He was just reborn later in the game as an Angel, [[AssPull supposedly]].
** Supposedly, the [[EssenceDrop Red Orbs]] are demon blood that crystallizes the second it hits air. Some attacks also cause Dante to visibly spurt blood for a brief moment.
* Most Japanese light gun games are bloodless. Even the iconic ''VideoGame/HouseOfTheDead 4'' wasn't that bloody.
** 1 had plenty of gore that was held back only by hardware limitations. 2 was an absolute splatterfest, arguably the goriest arcade game ''ever''. 3 toned it down considerably. For 4, Sega apparently wised up to the fact that creating the ''image'' of chaos and bloodshed was more important than gore flying all over (plus it made a lot of the enemies a total pain to kill), so while the city is pretty gruesome, you're no longer painting it red.
** ''VideoGame/GHOSTSquad'' is particularly guilty of this. In one part late in the game, a knife fight ensues. If the player wins, he is shown bloodlessly slitting his opponent's throat with gusto.
** The headshot at the end of the second mission only causes DisneyVillainDeath.
* Would you believe ''VideoGame/MortalKombatVsDCUniverse'' is ''less'' graphic than the original MK? On consoles that have the processing power to handle real-time gore, there is never any visible sign of damage. Even the fatalities are mostly bloodless. Interestingly, even in the ''goriest'' game of the series, ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'', the Story Mode not only doesn't allow finishing moves (since killing people would create quite a few paradoxes with the cutscenes immediately after) but the battle scars that fighters accumulate in the other modes do not appear. The fighters finish the fights as dapper as when the first round started (and yet the viciously brutal X-Ray attacks are still available to the challengers). The ''REST'' of the game, [[{{Gorn}} on the other hand]]...
* In the N64 game ''VideoGame/WinBack'', hits on enemies were indicated by green flashes, or a red flash if you scored a headshot (which could kind of look like blood sometimes). Dead enemies would flash on and off and vanish after hitting the floor. It became especially ridiculous during cutscenes -- in one you meet a dying member of your squad who claims to be "just resting." The main character replies "In a pool of blood!?" despite the surroundings being spotless. In another scene an unfortunate civilian, shot by the terrorists, dies after helping you...and flashes on and off and disappears, ''during the cutscene.''
* ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar 2,'' a notoriously bloody game, features a censored mode where all blood is replaced by showers of sparks. [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2008/8/11/ But not rainbows and confetti.]]
* Many games ported to the UsefulNotes/{{N|intendoEntertainmentSystem}}ES and UsefulNotes/{{S|uperNintendoEntertainmentSystem}}ES suffered from this in the pre-[[UsefulNotes/EntertainmentSoftwareRatingsBoard ESRB]] days; ''VideoGame/{{Mortal Kombat|1}}'' on the SNES is [[Bowdlerise/VideoGames a notorious example]].
* This tends to be a trend for the ''VideoGame/TalesSeries'' in general. If there's any blood, it typically shows up only in the animated cutscenes, and only in the especially dramatic ones (such as the deaths of [[spoiler: [[VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss Asch]]]] and [[spoiler: [[VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia Alexei]]]]).
** Despite all the sharp weapons and other implements flying around in ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' and its sequel, the one time blood shows up in either game is [[spoiler:in Derris-Kharlan, at the scene of The Judged. Lloyd is invisible to two of the characters in the party, and must prove to them that he is not an illusion. He wounds himself, and his blood, now visible, proves he is there]]. The OVA, on the other hand, is quite violent.
** In ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'', Richard's descent into insanity is punctuated by him repeatedly slashing an enemy soldier even after the guard is clearly dead. The characters comment on how violent and bloody it was, but the player never sees a drop of blood on-screen.
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia2'' however, while still retaining the trope in battle (outside of the new Bleed status ailment), subverts it much more frequently then other games in the series, in line with its DarkerAndEdgier nature. In the "Bad Ending" in particular, main character Ludger's twin swords are shown to be covered in blood.
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria'' averts this trope. Main character Velvet gets splattered with blood quite frequently, and characters who die by impalement or cutting show very large bloodstains where they were hurt, complete with gouged flesh.
* The ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series has some characters that use swords, guns, and explosives, yet no visible signs of any kind of damage appear, as the characters are LivingToys. This is averted with Master Hand though, as when he is blasted by [[spoiler: Tabuu,]] bloody scrapes are clearly seen on it. The same goes for the ''VideoGame/{{Capcom vs|Whatever}}.'' series. Gameplay-wise, fighting games tend to follow this trope. However, [[Franchise/MortalKombat there]] [[VideoGame/SamuraiShodown are]] [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear exceptions]].
* ''VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed'', left and right. Your character has a lightsaber. No matter how hard you swing it, it doesn't even leave a mark on the ''wall'', much less actual enemies- particularly strange when one considers one of the selling points of the game on higher-end consoles was realistic physics and material simulation, such as, say... destructible environments. Maybe he just set his saber to stun. For fun, compare with the [[VideoGame/DarkForcesSaga Jedi Knight series]] from ''Jedi Outcast'' onwards. Your lightsaber leaves a mark, even when idling and just scratching the wall. It disappears after a while though, but the effect lingers for longer than… oh say... the 2 seconds of what you get in TFU. Justified, as it has been stated that the lightsaber cauterizes the wound.
* ''VideoGame/AceCombat'' series. Then again you are in a plane throwing missiles at other vehicles, not, say, pulping infantry.
* ''VideoGame/AirForceDelta Strike'' in the same vein.
* ''VideoGame/DirgeOfCerberus: Final Fantasy VII'' has a pretty bad instance of this, besides the spotless corpses that litter various warzones: [[spoiler:Rosso the Crimson ''buries her hand up to the wrist'' in Vincent's chest,]] and yet there's not a drop of blood, when, ratings be damned, it should have been fountaining from the wound. It follows up with a case of AlienBlood, in which Vincent impales Azul. Once again, there's no blood from the wound, although he ''does'' cough up a few drops of something...purple...? Are only good guys and Sephiroth allowed to have red blood in these games?
* In the ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' series, even when coming into contact with many many [[KnifeNut sharp knives]] or a [[AbsurdlySharpBlade legendary katana that can cut through anything]] doesn't yield a drop of blood or even a scratch.
** May be justified with the sharp knives in question, which may or may not be magic bullets shaped as knives. Also, you can't really expect damage to show up on such a small sprite, and red things fly everywhere anyways, so who's complaining?
* Justified by the story in ''VideoGame/PrinceOfPersiaTheSandsOfTime''. The first human enemies you face do bleed, albeit rather subtly. Once the Prince [[NiceJobBreakingItHero unleashes the Sands of Time]], Azad's citizens become zombified, and thus all of their bodily fluids have been "dehydrated" by the Sands of Time. In ''[[VideoGame/PrinceOfPersiaWarriorWithin Warrior Within]]'' (which was RatedMForMoney, after all) and ''[[VideoGame/PrinceOfPersiaTheTwoThrones The Two Thrones]]'' the Sand Monsters bleed, though they are Sand-ified {{Super Soldier}}s rather than accidental ZombieApocalypse victims.
* The VideoGame/{{Lego Adaptation Game}}s have characters breaking into Lego pieces upon death, and getting better immediately afterward.
* ''VideoGame/TimeSplitters'' maintained this for the most part in the first two installments of the series, at least during gameplay, which makes the BloodierAndGorier [[VideoGame/TimeSplittersFuturePerfect third game]] (which also introduced the [[LudicrousGibs Inflator]]) all the more jarring.
* The ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors''/''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors''/''VideoGame/WarriorsOrochi'' series use this trope very heavily, except in a handful of cutscenes.
** This trope is present in the actual gameplay as well. The game focuses around hacking and slashing through large hordes of enemies at a time, with body counts at the end of missions reaching at least 1000. However, when your character attacks enemies, there are no visible wounds or injuries that appear, and no blood is shed. This is done most likely for technical and practical reasons, as adding realistic bloodshed/injuries to the dozens of enemies being slain at once would clutter the screen and put stress on the hardware.
*** This is somewhat subverted in Warriors: Legends of Troy, as well as the Fist of the North Star and Berserk crossover titles, as blood and gore are heavily present in their source materials. Berserk even goes so far as to include dismemberment for human and non-human enemies alike.
* Normally, ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2'' averts this trope. However, because of a bug in the new game mode {{Chainsaw|Good}} [[UltraSuperDeathGoreFestChainsawer3000 Massacre]], it's possible for the game to stop rendering blood entirely, so [[OurZombiesAreDifferent the Infected]] are torn apart like [[UncannyValley Play-Doh dolls]].
** Before rating changes that added the AO (Adults Only) category, the Australian release removed blood and gore entirely, due to video game censorship laws over there. Now it's back.
* Aversion with LampshadeHanging in ''VideoGame/BloodRayne2'':
--> '''Rayne''': You saw the blades, what did you think was going to happen?
* ''VideoGame/RedSteel2'' is made of this. You stab, slash, shoot, one move has you grab a downed enemy and smash their head into the ground ''killing them instantly.'' All without a drop of blood. There IS a liquid that pours out of them, particularly visible with the finishing move to the chest. It's yellowish, however, so it could be censored blood or something else entirely.
* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland Chapter 2: The Siege of Spinner Cay'', [[spoiler:when Morgan [=LeFlay=] slices off Guybrush's pox-infected hand for the Marquis De Singe, Guybrush screams in pain and covers up his wrist stump, but no blood spurts out from his stump]]. Weird!
** It gets even weirder in Chapter 4 of the same game, [[spoiler:when Guybrush finds Morgan fatally stabbed in the chest by her own Blade of Dragotta, and yet there's no blood on her body, inside or out, at all (even though he later claims that she was "coughing up a lot of blood at the time"). And after she dies, he sadly takes the blade from her chest; that blade, surprisingly, has no blood on it ''or anywhere else in De Singe's lab at all'' (even though De Singe later claims that "There was blood all over the floor instead of being packed neatly in vials where it belongs!")]]!
*** During the De Singe confrontation scene, [[spoiler:when the mad doctor tries sedating Elaine, she stabs him in the chest before he laughs maniacally and says, "Behold the power of the Jus de Vie!" She then pulls her sword and his chest wound glows... although no blood is shown on his chest OR on her sword]].
** And near the end of the same chapter, [[spoiler:when [=LeChuck=] fatally stabs Guybrush in the chest with the Cursed Cutlass of Kaflu, there's no blood on the cutlass' blade, or on either side of Guybrush's body or clothes, or anywhere else in the Flotsam Island Jungle, from his being tossed onto an encased wind idol up until his death]].
* While ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series frequently plays this trope straight, after the final battle of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', [[spoiler:Ganondorf]] coughs blood at the camera and then collapses. After he falls, his red cape falls through his body and spreads out on the ground, looking suspiciously like a large pool of blood. But only in the first releases of that game. In later versions, the blood is changed to green gooey stuff. The closest the series has gotten to averting this trope is in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'', where the Blight Ganons explode in fountains of liquid [[MadeOfEvil Malice]] upon defeat. It still isn't proper blood, though, and every other enemy dies bloodlessly.
* ''VideoGame/NavalOps: Warship Gunner 2'' justifies it in the fact that you're throwing extremely large caliber [[{{BFG}} artillery]], [[FrickinLaserBeams lasers]], [[MacrossMissileMassacre missiles]], [[MoreDakka gatling gunfire]], and [[WaveMotionGun Pulse Cannons]] ''[[UpToEleven in spades!!]]'' [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Oh, and it's ship-to-ship combat.]]
* The first villain in ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' wiped out a whole hotel full of victims and left no trace behind. This is not for Bowdlerising purpose, said villain is so blood-thirsty to the point of decanting every last drop of blood and flesh in his reach. The bloodless carnage also served to provide a clue to another villain with a completely different conduct, which evidently, also falls into this trope: He sucks the victim completely dry of blood, but he leaves the corpse.
* This is the ''ONLY'' reason ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'' and ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'' were not given an ''M'' Rating, [[DarkerAndEdgier which many are still shocked that they didn't get even without any gore.]]
* ''VideoGame/DestroyAllHumans'' usually {{justifie|dTrope}}s this by restricting you to weaponry that destroys your enemies too thoroughly for there to be any blood, disintegrating or incinerating them outright. For the head explodings, though, they use [[BlackBlood Green Blood.]]
* In ''VideoGame/{{Dungeons}}'' nothing bleeds. You can have a hero mauled by monsters, run straight in a buzzsaw trap and get killed but still no blood.
* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'':
** In ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'' there is no blood OR gore. Sega planned on adding it in, but decided not to add it so the game would be rated E10+ instead of a T rating. You can't even actually KILL anyone besides the aliens (GUN soldiers just lie on the ground and call out for help.) Even though it is implied that in a few of the endings [[spoiler:you killed Eggman by breaking his neck or destroyed the human race]].
** Maria Robotnik [[PosthumousCharacter died]] of a gunshot wound. Despite this, her death is consistently depicted as bloodless. There's not a single drop of blood in any canon depiction, even in the uncensored version of ''Shadow the Hedgehog''. It's made more noticeable because her dress is baby blue, which should stain ''very'' easily.
* The first five games in the ''Franchise/TombRaider'' series zig zags with the trope. Specks of blood can be seen flying when Lara shoots an enemy or she gets shot by an enemy gunner during the game. In cut scenes, there is no blood at all. Tomb Raider Legend and onward omits blood completely, despite the fact that the entire series always had a T rating. However, this is made up for the ''very'' gruesome death scenes (while still lacking blood) that occur should you fail a quick time event.
* ''VideoGame/{{Contra}}'' did this by having every enemy MadeOfExplodium and your character a OneHitPointWonder.
* In ''VideoGame/BrainDead13'', despite all the horrible ways to die, none of them show any blood or gore. The only exception is that there is a scene with the red blood in the transfusion bag, and that is in the resurrection scene when Lance gets his blood back in the "Vivi's Salon" sequence.
* In ''VideoGame/FurFighters'', "Fluff" flies out whenever the player character or an enemy is shot, making this game good clean fun. Although {{averted|Trope}} with the blood cheat in PAL versions of the game, which replaces the kid-friendly fluff with... well, nasty, gushing blood.
* In the [[FullMotionVideo FMV]] {{Light Gun Game}}s made by Creator/AmericanLaserGames, there is not a single drop of blood whenever anyone is shot. For some, it adds to the NarmCharm of the whole affair, especially with the flashier ways some of the enemies react.
* In addition to there being no blood whatsoever in the early UsefulNotes/PlayStation titles of ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonor'', sometimes if you killed an enemy with a rocket from a Bazooka or Panzerfaust, he might even do a backflip mid-air and land on his face.
* The {{bowdlerise}}d version of ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'' removed all the blood (despite keeping in the swearing and sexual content) so every enemy killed would instead explode into ash when killed. This also translated into the cutscenes, resulting in some {{Narm}}.
* There is no blood in ''VideoGame/{{Wolf}}''. Meat is red, but that's as much blood as you'll ever see. The process of killing an animal - whether that's you killing your dinner or a hunter killing you - results in zero blood. Anyone who's ever seen a nature documentary of wolves around an elk knows the process of disembowelment and subsequent feeding normally results in blood covering the wolves' faces, or sometimes their entire front ends if they climb inside the carcass to get after a particularly tasty morsel.
* The ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' games as a whole adhere to this trope to a surprising degree, considering the point of the game is bloody assassination. The ketchup-stain variation of the trope is in full effect--sometimes when you get hit, you bleed for a few seconds before the stain disappears! You can stab, slash, and even break bones complete with crunchy sound effects, but bleeding is almost always minimal. When you kill animals for their hides, there's a GoryDiscretionShot when you skin them--and that's probably the goriest part of the game, since you're able to see red bones and rib cages afterward.
* You have this as an option in ''VideoGame/PrimalRage''.
* Ditto in ''Jurassic Park Warpath''.
* Justified in ''VideoGame/TheMatrixPathOfNeo'' as no matter how enemies get shot, stabbed or blown up their bodies disintegrate back into the Matrix's code. The only time you see any blood is during the in-game cut-scenes.
* In the 2001 Xbox launch title ''VideoGame/FuzionFrenzy'' and its sequel, many of the minigames involved blowing up other players with explosives, shooting and blowing up other players in tanks, or meleeing other players either with punches or kicks or with makeshift bludgeons. The second game even had giant hammers to whack other players with, pushing other players into incoming asteroids, using flamethrowers on other players, and making other players [[Main/UpToEleven fall into lava]]. Yet the characters [[Main/ViolationOfCommonSense suffer nothing more than falling down and (sometimes) being eliminated]] from the minigame. Of course, this ''IS'' an E-rated game, which justifies this trope.
* Neither of the ''Videogame/PlanetSide'' [=MMOFPS=] games have any sort of blood despite soldiers being repeatedly run over, falling to their death, and being shot at by 150mm high-explosive cannons. The first game's [[UsefulNotes/BetaTest alpha]] screenshots had blood which was removed from release, and the [[NeverTrustATrailer second game's trailer had copious amounts of blood]].
* '''Completely''' averted in ''VideoGame/{{Toonstruck}}'', a point-and-click adventure game from the mid-90s that mixes cartoon violence with loads of blood. In one scene, a cat's brain is punched out of his skull, with gallons of blood dripping from it. Makes one wonder how this game didn't get an M rating.
* In ''VideoGame/CelDamage'', there are a couple maps that have sheep wandering around, whom can be sliced in cartoon fashion (no blood, just a red inside with a visible bone half). Violet even slices one with a chainsaw in her ending. However, weapons such as the chainsaw, axe, etc., when used on players, only slices their car, while the character is flung out and left running.
* In the Gamecube skateboarding game ''VideoGame/GoGoHypergrind'', the characters can be decapitated, and have holes blasted through their torsos, but due to the game running on standard cartoon logic, there is no blood.
* Played with in ''[[VideoGame/HotaruNoNikkiTheFireflyDiary htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary]]''. Many of Mion's deaths can be pretty gruesome, which includes getting crushed by gears and being chopped up by buzzsaws. Luckily, she simply faints when she gets killed, her body never appearing physical harmed in any way. However, her "fainting" is accompanied by the screen being splattered with blood.
* In ''VideoGame/SpyParty'', The Sniper's target simply falls down when shot, signaling the end of the game.
* In ''VisualNovel/{{Juuzaengi}}'' the visual novel nature of the game means limited sprites and pictures. Unless there is a CG accompanying the scene, the only way to tell an injury is from context, the voice acting and their expressions.
* In ''VideoGame/TomodachiLife'', if two Miis are fighting, they sometimes throw random things at each other - which is really dangerous in real life - but the items pass through their bodies without any signs of them getting hurt. Also, the items never break.
* You can hit villagers in ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' with tools, including axes, but they only ever seem annoyed instead of injured.
* ''VideoGame/TitanQuest'' has you slay monsters all over ancient Greece, Egypt and China, but none of them so much as spill a drop of blood. (And neither do you when you get hit.) Even if you swing two swords and use techniques that most closely approximate a blender, all that happens is that they fall over. As the game is ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}''-style, this is definitely something they ''could'' have implemented.
* In ''VideoGame/LostDimension'', this is the standard for battles, however, in the final battle with The End, his attacks will be shown to draw blood, which spatters on the ground and then disappears.
* ''VideoGame/HiddenExpedition: The Eternal Emperor'': Two characters are shot (one fatally). Not only do they not bleed, but their hazmat suits are undamaged -- despite the fact that getting Gunshot Victim #2 out of the tomb before the mercury vapors finish him off is a plot point.
* No blood is spilled in ''VideoGame/{{Starbound}}''. Monsters and critters just poof on death, and humanoids vanish in a quick teleportation effect. (If a quest-important NPC is killed, the fail message says they probably respawned somewhere safer, so one can assume teleporters and respawners are in use for other people as well as the protagonist.) Even the victims in the prologue don't shed any visible blood. Of course, there are mods to correct this matter.
* Slightly downplayed in ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}''; characters may bleed a bit when attacked, though they still don't spill blood or burst into bloody bits when turned into corpses.
* The 2017 ''UsefulNotes/{{Steam}}'' game ''Zooicide'' is a team-based fighting game revolving around zoo animals trying to kill each other and the zookeepers that watch over them. While there's no blood shown the animals still fall apart to pieces of body parts [[MadeOfBologna filled with baloney]]. The gorilla even throws his troop like ammo to try and kill his opponents even if it costs them their lives.
* ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'' uses this flagrantly... with the in-game graphics. The cutscenes utilizing 2D art, on the other hand, avert this.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Paladins}}'', not a single drop of blood is spilled no matter how violent things get. In [[WhenTreesAttack Grover]] and [[KillerRobot Bomb King's]] cases, it's justified as they don't have blood to spill in the first place.
* ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'': A new option introduced in 1.3 allows you to turn off blood and gibs, instead making enemies and characters disappear into clouds of smoke upon death similar to ''{{VideoGame/Minecraft}}'', which can make it easier to spot enemy drops without [[LudicrousGibs mountains of body parts in the way]]. It does cause a few oddities with enemies that constantly bleed (or if you're bleeding) causes those same puffs to appear such as Demon Eyes or the the shoulder points of Skeletron.
* In ''VideoGame/ChexQuest'', a GameMod for ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'', the enemies (Flemoids) didn't die, they just rather got sent back to their own dimension; similarly, the player character doesn't die, but merely gets "slimed." This was all a matter of documentation interpretation and using green slime instead of red blood.

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* WebAnimation/DeathBattle: Despite having several gruesome deaths and injuries (it ''is'' called Death Battle after all), there were a few battles in which no blood was spilled. In other cases, the entire fight is more or less bloodless until the killing blow.
* Even though Lewis dies just barley off the edge of the screen, with the spire that tore through his torso and his torn clothes making it into the frame, and Arthur's arm is seen in Mystery's mouth directly after being torn off there is no blood seen in ''WebAnimation/MysterySkullsAnimated''. There has even been an on-screen decapitation, but the character that happened to is not human and likely has no blood to show.
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'':
** {{Justified|Trope}}: Every [[HumansAreSpecial human (or faunus)]] character in the setting has an Aura which comes from [[OurSoulsAreDifferent the human soul]] and, as [[TheDitz Jaune Arc]] puts it, "works like a forcefield". Hence, despite all the bullets and {{Absurdly Sharp Blade}}s whizzing around, human characters never take serious hits unless their Aura is depleted.
** While this trope is generally in full effect, there are a few notable aversions. When Weiss gets punched by the knight armor in the White trailer, blood runs down her forehead over her eye. In "Beginning of the End," [[spoiler:Mercury's bloody, bandaged legs are on full display when Cinder and Emerald arrive to recruit his father]]. In "Heroes and Monsters," [[spoiler:[[http://i.imgur.com/tr8ktjH.jpg Adam can be briefly seen flicking Yang's blood off his sword]] after cutting off her arm. A brief shot in the next episode shows the remainder of Yang's arm wrapped in bloody bandages. Adam once again wipes blood off of his sword after impaling Sienna Khan in "Dread in the Air", and this time it's focused on quite clearly]].

* In ''Webcomic/{{Erfworld}}'', Erfworlders have blood, but nobody bleeds at all. ''At all''. And there have been some pretty grievous wounds inflicted in Erfworld, including multiple limbs torn off, a man hit in the head with a crossbow bolt that entered through his eye, a [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dwagon's]] head ripped off, a dwagon's jaw being ripped off, a dwagon eating several marbits alive, and several dozen [[OurElvesAreBetter Woodsy Elves]] being torn limb from limb. Not ''one single drop'' of blood has been seen in battle and the leftover blood in the mouth of a feeding [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Transylvitan]] evaporates almost instantly when he stops.
** Most off-putting is when we see several badly wounded dwagons, damaged to the point that their ''muscles and bones are exposed''. And still they don't bleed.
** All of the terms in ''Erfworld'' are cuter and friendlier, and the physical rules of the universe actually censor swear words. The majority of the strip's comedy comes from the fact that it's a violent war waged in a world where [[WarHasNeverBeenSoMuchFun everything is cuddly and (superficially) kid-friendly]]. To some it's comedy, to others it's [[{{Deconstruction}} quite]] [[CrapsaccharineWorld disturbing]].
** Parson Gotti is exempt due to being from the real world. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in book 3:
---> '''Parson:''' Well, good. 'Cause, um... I'm bleeding.
---> '''Marie:''' Yes. You do thot. It's gross.
* ''Webcomic/RumorsOfWar'', true to its inspiration (SNES-era [[EasternRPG JRPGs]], among others) contains no bloodshed. This despite one character [[{{Squick}} having all his skin removed]], and another being the victim of ColdBloodedTorture. No blood.
* Given that ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' is a stick figure comic, the trope is justified. Stabs and slashes leave red marks on the victim (so you can tell that the person was hit), but we never see blood splatters, and more serious wounds such as decapitations have no blood marks at all (maybe except [[spoiler: Miko]] being cut in half, but there is still just the wound mark, no blood splatter). [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0339.html This comic]] is one of the most obvious ones.
* ''Webcomic/OmnitopiaThePlayground'' uses an art style similar to the Order of the Stick. Within the first fifty strips, characters get hit on the head with a club, stabbed in the chest with a sword, and get their heads chopped up with little to no blood appearing aside from the occasional red mark showing when an attack hit.
* Zigzagged in ''Webcomic/CommanderKitty''. [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2009/08/23/obedience/ Early in the comic's run, Moose's freshly-amputated antlers are a bloody mess,]] but later, [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2011/09/11/you-know-youre-being-ignored-when/ after Socks' brain is removed, the top of his head comes off like a hat.]]

[[folder:Web Original]]
* When Frank gets stabbed in ''WebVideo/NyxCrossing'', the characters act like he's bleeding, but no blood is shown.
* The very first ''WebAnimation/MadnessCombat'' flash, in contrast to the rest of the series, has no blood at all despite Hank killing thirty characters.
* The narration of ''Literature/TheQuestportChronicles'' tends to skate over any violence during the (frequent) fight scenes, unless the injuries are relevant to the plot.
* Played straight with most of [[WebVideo/TedCrusty TedCrusty's]] videos, most of them consist of Joe being killed in ways that would be particularly gruesome [[SpecialEffectFailure if they were made professionally]], [[SoBadItsGood not that it's]] [[StylisticSuck a bad thing.]]
** Averted in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h70TO5rB2VA this video]], [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall but the video itself acknowledges how unrealistic the blood spray is.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' this trope is in effect when Jack fights organic creatures, rather than the [[SymbolicBlood oil-spewing]] MechaMooks. They are never messily ripped to pieces as the robots are, just given a bloodless slash from his sword or obscured by an explosion. Magical beings tend to turn to dust or vaporize. And Jack himself never seems to bleed, no matter how he writhes in pain and screams in agony as his clothing is ripped away. (Although he ''does'' have visible wounds.) [[spoiler: Heavily [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] in the fifth season. The revival [[DarkerAndEdgier isn't afraid to show blood]]; there was blood oozing from Jack's stab wound, and Jack even manages to ''slash the throat'' of one of the Daughters of Aku.]]
* Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse:
** ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' uses blood rarely, for dramatic scenes only as well. Epitomized in "Chaos at the Earth's Core", where two armies of sword-swinging warriors clashed, with several soldiers getting cut down on screen, with nary a drop of blood to be seen. Though throughout both series, crisp, clean, and often brutal action sequences combined with a punishing and varied series of sound effects (and good voice acting) makes the viewer almost feel the impacts, blows, punches, explosions, magic, bullets, etc. It feels a lot more violent than it is showing.
** One episode where this was cleverly used, however, was "The Enemy Below", where Aquaman cuts off his own hand to save his infant son. In order to avoid the amount of blood, what did the animators do? They had him wrap the stump with the baby's ''red'' cloth, which appears soaked when he shows up at the palace.
** In the Splicers episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', Terry ''rips Ramrod's nose ring off'' resulting in no ill effect to Ramrod. No blood, no nothing, he's perfectly fine.
** A woman tears out her earrings (ItMakesSenseInContext) bloodlessly in an early ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' episode.
** The pilot episode to ''Beyond'' averted this by showing Terry with a bloody mouth during a battle with TheDragon.
** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' usually played this straight however some aversions exist. For example, in "Mad Love" ComicBook/HarleyQuinn is shown bleeding from the mouth after having been pushed out the window several stories, by ComicBook/TheJoker.
* In ''WesternAnimation/FantasticFour'', a {{Flashback}} actually shows Ulysses Klaw killing ComicBook/BlackPanther's father with a real gun instead of a {{Family Friendly Firearm|s}} (though the shot itself is fired offscreen). Despite this, there's no blood or wounds of any sort on the corpse.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** Done bizarrely in the episode "A Tale of Two Springfields" where a badger slashes Homer's torso open, [[{{Squick}} exposing his internal organs but causing not a drop of blood to flow]].
** In "Realty Bites", Milhouse's dad [[ItMakesSenseInContext Kirk gets his arm sliced off by piano wire]] and doesn't bleed either.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "There's Something About Paulie," Big Fat Paulie gets shot with dozens of bullets but doesn't bleed at all.
* This is used straight in the first battle sequence in ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}: Dragons of Autumn Twilight'' (with orcs being blatantly stabbed with no blood), but then avoided in a later battle scene where splashes of red follow sword slashes. But then, given the odd mix of traditional and CGI animation, consistency was probably not to be expected. The Dragonlance settings has no Orcs, it was probably a Hobgoblin or Draconian.
* ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'' has Matthias cuts off Asmodeus' head onscreen, but nary a drop of blood appears. In the TV series, this is subverted with Cheesethief's death, and in the graphic novel as well, where Asmodeus bleeds excessively.
* Any given episode of ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' will have some bloodless carnage in there somewhere. WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes, too.
* In ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', pretty much anyone who gets injured or killed will almost never bleed. As stated above, usually {{justified|Trope}} since lightsabers and blasters cauterize the wounds before they can bleed, and droids don't have any blood in them so they can be sliced in two or ripped to pieces regardless. Even in the cases where an actual bladed weapon is used on flesh-and-blood, expect the struck foe to fall at an angle that conveniently hides the wounds, but even then there isn't even a blood spray.
* As they are both DarkerAndEdgier, both ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' and ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' have a concerning amount of violence, all without blood. It's still technically a kids show, but in episodes like Time Heals and Fused when Ben gets the complete and total crap beat out of him in a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown (which seems to happen to him a lot), a little bit of blood would make sense, even when he's an alien. After all, they made a big deal out of "Ben can get hurt now!" in the very first episode of Alien Force.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' Robin spends all of the episode "Haunted" being beaten into a piece of raw hamburger by Slade. By the end he's got tons of bruises and scrapes, but still not an ounce of the red stuff to be seen. Though, to be fair, Robin's ''costume'' is red, so there might be some there that we just can't make out.
* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' allows organs and the like to be fully exposed and other disturbing content, but not a drop of blood except for the Bloody Gir image. Averted in "Game Slave 2" where Gaz watches a promo for a video game which covers the entire screen with vampire piggy blood. Danielle Koenig mentions this on the commentary, where they previously had to change the colour of the word diarrhea from brown to red, which ultimately made it look a lot worse than previously intended. "''Red things can be red, but brown things can't be brown.''"
* Blood almost never showed up in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', no matter how severe the physical violence. Two rare examples would be Red Arrow bleeding from the nose and mouth after being beaten up by Franchise/TheFlash, and [[BattleButler Mercy Graves]] bleeding from the face after her battle with Arsenal. Fake blood seems okay on the show, since it's been used to fake deaths quite a few times with no attempts to hide it.
* There's almost no bloodletting in ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes''. This is especially notable since one of the main characters, Comicbook/BlackPanther, usually attacks enemies with his ''razor-sharp claws''.
* ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'' has a very noticeable example, as one character is ''[[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice run through with a saber]]'' and despite it killing them there isn't any blood or even a wound in the next shot.
* Used to a ridiculous extent in ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003.'' Particularly notable examples include the episode "[[Recap/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003S3E21SameAsItNeverWas Same as it Never Was]]", which features characters getting sliced, stomped on, and blown up on screen with nary a drop of blood on their corpses. Karai ''[[spoiler:impales Leo on her sword]]'' in "[[Recap/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003S3E26ExodusPart2 Exodus]]" without a single drop of red. A few episodes later, Leonardo loses his temper and [[spoiler: slices Splinter ''across the forehead'' during a spar. Splinter]] immediately grabs the spot and later is shown with bandages, but nothing, not even a ''red line'', can actually be seen. Justified when Leo [[spoiler: beheads the Shredder.]] Said character isn't actually human, just a robotic body, so it would make sense for there to be no blood. The [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 2012 cartoon]] also has this with Mikey's wound in "[[Recap/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012S2E22VengeanceIsMine Vengeance is Mine]]", a cut deep enough to wear him down and require medical attention later, but doesn't show on his skin.
* Averted on ''WesternAnimation/DinkTheLittleDinosaur''. In the fourth episode of the series, entitled ''White Beauty''. A dinosaur [[FantasticRacism that has been outcast from society]] gets into a fight with Tyrannor, and Amber runs off to get help. When the gang comes back to the scene of the battle, there's a ''trail of blood'' that they follow to where the dinosaur is hiding out.
* In ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'', no matter what horrible thing happened to Courage or Eustace they almost never bled.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'':
** During TheSiege of Thundera. A sky full of arrows, Claudus cutting through a wave of {{Lizard|Folk}}s, even Claudus getting stabbed InTheBack and falling into pool of water, not one drop of blood is found.
** [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in "Song of the Petalars" the Cats cut and shoot through Lizard troops ''bloodlessly,'' but Tygra's shots are shown to ''pierce'' the Lizard's bodies.
* Generally justified in ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'', as the biomechanical Toa and Matoran don't have blood. However, that doesn't explain why, in the movie ''The Legend Reborn'', Mata Nui could cut off the tail of a Vorox (an organic, mammalian creature) and have only a few ''sparks'' appear. Most likely the writers either didn't know better or didn't care.
* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' Season 6 episode "The Prisoner of Benda", a man gets his arm cut off by a flying sword, only to show a series of rings representing his skin, body mass and bone. Season 7 partially averts this in "The Tip of the Zoidberg", where a [[WhoNeedsTheirWholeBody torso-separated]] Leela is hopping by the waist in small pool of her own blood. In "A Farewell To Arms" [[spoiler: both Fry and Leela]] get an arm ripped off, and neither bleeds.
* The ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' episode "Princess Monster Wife" has the [[AnIcePerson Ice King]] stealing body parts from various princesses in order to make his wife, including the heart and intestines.
* Though not carnage, per se, ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'' had one scene in which Yumi had cut her hand on broken glass. Though scratches were seen, ''blood'' was absent.
* This is almost entirely averted in ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' as, since the season one finale, characters have explicitly been shown to bleed, and creatures such as the Shapeshifter shed AlienBlood. In one particularly jarring moment in ''Northwest Mansion Mystery'', the haunting is first signified by having mounted animal heads bleed ''copious'' amounts of red blood from their eyes and mouths.
* ''WesternAnimation/ConanTheAdventurer'' makes heavy use of this, with the protagonists all wielding [[ThunderboltIron starmetal]] weapons that instantly banish the enemy Serpent-men to the Abyss. This is even made into a plot point; in the last three episodes, when the doorway between worlds is opened, the Serpent-men do still disintegrate on touch, but reform close by and almost instantly, making their numbers truly limitless. Something that is also shown in an early episode with a BadFuture plot.
* The French educational cartoons of the ''WesternAnimation/IlEtaitUneFois'' franchise rarely show blood. This in spite of the ''messy'' battles that happen in multiple occasions, with people dying on-screen from weapon wounds.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheHobbit'', enemies struck by [[CoolSword Sting]] seem to spiral off into {{Hammerspace}} instead of properly dying.
* In ''WesternAnimation/ShadowRaiders'' hundreds die on a regular basis but the Beast Drones' weapons vaporize them so there's no blood. And the drones themselves explode when destroyed. Though, when characters are killed with different weapons that leave bodies there's no blood either.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' Springtime Special when the wizard Balthazar tries to shoot Papa Smurf with his blunderbuss, Smurfette's pet duck Ducky dives in the way of the bullet's path and is killed instead, there is no blood on his body.
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'':
** {{Justified|Trope}} as most of the main characters are gems whose physical forms are illusions. They "poof" into their gems when severely damaged and crush when they're terminally damaged. They have been depicted bruised up when less severely hurt as well. Steven, a half-human boy, ends up with a nasty bruise in the season 1 finale, so they're not avoiding human damage though.
** When [[spoiler: Lars is killed]], he's scraped up and his clothes are torn, but there is no blood visible anywhere. However, his hair falls in such a way that it covers his right eye, [[spoiler: which sports a nasty scar once he's resurrected by Steven. This implies his eye was hit by schrapnel from the explosion, meaning his hair must have been hiding a very bloody wound]].
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'':
** Averted in "Being Human" with a cut to Jake's arm and the blood also later appearing dripping from a hook because it was needed as a plot device.
** Played completely straight in the series finale when Rose slices off the tip of [[spoiler:The Dark Dragon's]] tail with her Huntsclan staff.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': Despite all the things [[VillainProtagonist Mr. Cat]] does to [[TheyKilledKennyAgain Quack Quack]], which even includes [[FamilyUnfriendlyViolence using chainsaws and knives]], there is not a drop of blood to be seen anywhere.
* Bloodless carnage was often used for sight gags during UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation. Examples include:
** Creator/TexAvery. Several of his gags included outcomes such as TorsoWithAView (''The Chump Champ''), HalfTheManHeUsedToBe (''Daredevil Droopy''), and YourHeadAsplode (''Millionaire Droopy'').
** The Creator/FrizFreleng short ''WesternAnimation/ShowBizBugs'' has one scene where Bugs asks for a volunteer for the classic SawAWomanInHalf illusion. Daffy volunteers without hesitation and proclaims to the audience why Bugs' trick is a sham. The audience applauds anyway. Angered, Daffy jumps up and down, only to realize that, as he's leaping, he sees [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe he actually WAS cut in half]].
---> '''Daffy:''' It's a good thing I have Blue Cross.
* Averted in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' episode "Journey to Shangri-La", where some blood can be seen when Roxy cuts her hand on some thorns.
* Averted in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Captain Planet|AndThePlaneteers}}'' episode "Mind Pollution" (also known as the drug VerySpecialEpisode). Linka's cousin Boris starts bleeding profusely after being hit with glass.
* ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'': Most of the battles that take place outside of the Lions involve Galran MechaMooks, so they can be torn apart by the heroes without mercy.