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Literature / The Bleeding Man

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In this 1974 Science Fiction story by Craig Strete, the titular bleeding man is a Native American who continually, mysteriously bleeds.


This work includes the following tropes:

  • Body Horror: The Bleeding Man's continuous bleeding.
  • Bizarre Human Biology: No one can figure out how The Bleeding Man keeps bleeding, or how to stop it.
  • Homage: To Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of Red Death
  • Lima Syndrome: The doctor responsible for caring for The Bleeding Man feels pity for him.
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  • With Us or Against Us: The government official implies that the doctor's lack of enthusiasm for her plans would be troubling to the government higher-ups.

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