Playing With: High-Pressure Blood

Basic Trope: Wounds bleed to an unrealistic degree.
  • Straight: Alice cuts off Bob's hand, causing a geyser of blood.
  • Exaggerated: Alice gives Bob a papercut, causing a bloody tsunami.
  • Downplayed: Alice slices Bob's jugular vein, which shoots a couple of ounces of blood for a second or two.
  • Justified: Bob is an alien with much higher blood pressure than a human.
  • Inverted: Bloodless Carnage
  • Subverted: Alice cuts off Bob's hand and blood fills the screen...wait, that's just a close-up. The camera pulls back, and he's bleeding profusely, but not unrealistically.
  • Double Subverted: The camera pulls back to show Bob bleeding normally...and then it pulls back even further to show that he's been bleeding for a long time.
  • Parodied: The force of the bleeding sends Bob flying backwards and down the street, screaming, "how do you stop this thiiiiiing?"
  • Zig Zagged: There appears to be no correlation between the severity of wounds and the presence of blood geysers.
  • Averted: When Bob gets hurt, he bleeds like any normal human.
  • Enforced: The show is meant to be Bloody Hilarious.
  • Lampshaded: "Geez, how much blood do you have?!"
  • Invoked: Bob is faking his own death, and it has to be visible and convincing to people several hundred feet away.
  • Exploited: Bob cuts off his hand and uses the spray of blood to put out a fire.
  • Defied: Bob goes on a low-sodium diet to reduce his blood pressure and prevent this sort of thing.
  • Discussed: "I guess his blood pressure was...OVER NINE THOUSAAAAAAAND!!!!"
  • Conversed: "With all the blood being sprayed around on this show, you would think they'd be getting dizzy by now."
  • Implied: Alice walks into a room with Bob's body lying on the floor without a hand, and every inch of the room painted red with blood.
  • Deconstructed: Bob bleeds to death in seconds.
  • Reconstructed: Bob bleeds to death in seconds, but he has an Unexplained Recovery, and is in the next scene.

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