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"No stomach for violence. I mean, literally. I see one drop of blood, that is me, done."
Richmond Valentine, Kingsman: The Secret Service

In Real Life, hemophobia is an anxiety disorder characterized by extreme fear of blood. Treatments exist, but the condition tends to be lifelong and is usually caused by childhood trauma.

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

In the past, this trope was mostly associated with females, in both fiction and real life, which is why most Damsels in Distress share this condition (good thing there's No Periods, Period). In the present, this trope is usually Played for Laughs (or — with equal effort — for tragedy) by giving it to someone in a medical profession or other position where they're likely to see a lot of blood. If the character is justified in being afraid of blood, perhaps they fear The Power of Blood.

Subtrope of Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?. Compare Afraid of Needles and Afraid of Doctors. Contrast Hemoerotic and Blood Upgrade.


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    Anime & Manga 
  • In Apocalypse Alice, Gunjou, when afflicted by the Labyrinth Disease, is weak to blood. It's implied that it's because she hates watching people die.
  • Excel from Excel♡Saga is mortally afraid of needles, and feels faint at the sight of her own blood. She's become desensitized about other people's blood due to Hyatt's influence, however.
  • Fist of the North Star has fan-favorite villain Heart, who flies into a rage screaming "ITEYO!" any time he sees his own blood.
  • In Goddess Creation System, Xiaxi has no problem with the sight of blood, but pretends she does to cover up having been disrespectful to Mingyi. She claims that seeing his brother bleeding made her feel faint and therefore she didn't notice he was injured as well. Since she's pretending to be an ultra feminine gentle little airhead the excuse works.
  • Winner Sinclair of Karin, which can make his vampire hunting a little difficult.
  • Naruto:
    • Tsunade was originally considered to be the greatest medial ninja in the world, but she developed a crippling fear of blood after her fiance Dan died while she was trying to heal him. It would be several years before she managed to overcome her trauma.
    • Gaara had this problem as well, not blood in general, but his own blood. Up until his fight with Sasuke, Gaara's protective sand made it so he'd never been injured in his entire life. Seeing his own blood for the first time didn't rest well with him.
  • Ako Izumi from Negima! Magister Negi Magi is an example of this trope being Played for Laughs: the class health representative and an aspiring nurse, yet deathly afraid of blood. In the original manga it's not played for laughs; it's implied to be an emotional scar from some sort of accident in her past (that also left her with a large scar across her back). At one point, she gets a small scrape on her forehead and when she realizes she's bleeding, she goes lightheaded and faints.
  • Seiya, the sidekick of Nurse Angel Ririka SOS, is a male example but is still Played for Laughs. He's lived his whole life in a hospital, but can't stomach the sight of the stuff.
  • In a filler arc from One Piece, Dr. Kobato is deathly afraid of blood. Tough luck, all the other doctors of the base she works in were gone by the time the arc began, forcing her to treat patients herself, even though she's just a pediatrician. Thanks to Chopper and Nami's help, though, she gets over it.
  • In episode 49 of Ranma ½, Ranma suffers a hit on the head while falling into the Tendo dojo's pond which not only turns him into his female form, but also makes him think he is actually an extremely feminine woman (unlike his more boyish fiance, Akane). The episode plays Ranma's hyper femininity for laughs, and at one point Ranma sees Akane get a minor cut while cooking dinner and almost faints, saying he "can't stand the sight of blood."
  • Naga from Slayers, as a result of watching her mother get killed before her eyes, so the bloodshed she saw gives her post-traumatic stress disorder as a result.
  • Ryuhi Kin from Tomorrow's Joe, due to an horrifying incident in the Korean War where he killed his long-lost father by mistake, gained this phobia and as a result he becomes weak at the sight of it.
  • If Joe Kido's brother is to be believed in Digimon Adventure Joe faints on the mere sight of blood. Gomamon agrees with this.

    Comic Books 
  • Parodied in a The Far Side comic, where one of "the king's men" faints at the sight of yolk.
  • In the comic book of The Mask, one character who goes after the Mask is a mob sniper who can't stand the sight of blood. He manages to shoot The Mask (which does nothing because of his powers), but the Mask still makes a big show of the injury, only to pull his hands away causing a drop of blood to drip out of the tiny bullet wound. This causes the hitman to faint.
  • Many old-school villains (such as the Phantom Blot from the Mickey Mouse Comic Universe) had this weakness, to justify their Bond Villain Stupidity (at least, the part that requires them to leave the room after sticking the hero in the Death Trap du jour).

    Comic Strips 
  • Garfield: In This comic, Jon admits to faint at the sight of blood, to which Garfield responds that even the sight of ketchup makes Jon faint.

    Fan Works 
  • In The Awkward Adventures of Meghan Whimblesby, blood triggers nausea in Meghan. She may vomit, or cry tears. For comedy, blood appears several times. In chapter 1, Meghan sees too much blood and faints. She wakes inside The Lord of the Rings, not a peaceful setting. Injured fighters, dead corpses, and Meghan's own period all bring blood.
  • In For Him to be Blamed, For Them to Fix, Ane is revealed to be hemophobic to an extent after Lynith, a Rose, cuts herself as the result of a flawed teleportation spell. This is woefully ironic as Ane is a Chomper and thus deals with goring zombies up-front, but is played for drama as both Lynith and the entire encounter are essentially a plot device to segway into The Reveal that Ane suffers from PTSD, caused by his father's anger being pushed past his species' limit (per the local Fanon) and devouring the human they lived with whole as a child, which turns out to be the the reason he ran away to join LEAF. Not that it's that big of a surprise, since his character is built around defying many of the traits associated with Chompers.
  • In Ill Met by Moonlight, Greg generally feels queasy whenever Blue and Steven feed on blood.
  • In The Progenitor Chronicles, Myrtle faints at the sight of blood. It gets worse for her from there.
  • Remnants: The Kig-Yar pirate lord Zhoc "Snarlbeak" developed this phobia after watching his beloved sister get cut down in front of his eyes by a Sangheili mercenary, and then him going Roaring Rampage of Revenge on the mercenary and cutting him open with his own blade as the Elite managed to scar him on the face. The trauma of what he witnessed and did, coupled with seeing his sister's and her killer's blood all mixed together and covering him, left its permanent mark. Not that he's any less a Faux Affably Evil pirate, mind, as he has no problem having his underlings brutally murdered for screwing up, he just wants it done cleanly or, if blood is spilled, it's cleaned up quickly.

    Films — Animation 
  • Chicken Joe from Surf's Up faints at the thought of the sight of blood.
  • Kala from Tarzan gets startled of seeing Sabor's bloody pawprints from Tarzan's parents shortly before accidentally stepping on the family portrait in the treehouse.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • In The Darwin Awards, Joseph Fiennes's character gets demoted from his detective position as he faints at the sight of blood.
  • Played for laughs in Dead Snow, where the character Martin (who is studying to become a surgeon) is afraid of blood.
  • In Designing Woman, Mirella Brown Hagen can't stand the sight of blood at a boxing match she attends with her newlywed husband, Mike. She immediately has to leave when Mike explains why people are holding up newspapers to their faces (to avoid the blood spatter).
  • In the movie version of Get Smart, apparently just talking or thinking about blood is enough to get Lloyd to faint.
  • In Grim Prairie Tales, The Gunslinger Martin hates getting blood on him. After rival gunslinger Colochez—whom he had shot through the throat—collapses on top of him and bleeds all over his face and clothes, he undergoes a Villainous BSoD. That night he has a nightmare of Colochez bleeding on him, and when he wakes up and finds blood on his face and hands, he panics. When he discovers that the blood had come from the Soiled Dove he spent the night with who had started her period during the night, he becomes furious and throws her out of the room and starts stripping all of the bedclothes.
  • Another comedy example is El Primo in Juan of the Dead; he's a big immensely strong man who instantly keels over at the sight of blood. He eventually (successfully) starts fighting zombies blindfolded.
  • Played for laughs in Just Like Heaven, when David is talked through giving someone a tracheotomy by Elizabeth's ghost. After he successfully does this, he asks what something on his hand is. Elizabeth calmly tells him that it's just a little blood and he promptly faints.
  • Richmond Valentine of Kingsman: The Secret Service, as detailed in the above quote, has a weak stomach when it comes to blood or death and cannot stand to see it despite the fact that he's a supervillain in all but name. When he shoots Harry Hart, he turns his eyes away at the last moment and freaks out about it. In the end, when Eggsy spears him from behind with Gazelle's prosthetic, he vomits at the sight of his own blood.
  • In The Three Stooges short "Merry Mavericks", the cowboy hero passes out when he sees blood trickling from an unconscious bad guy's mouth.
  • In The Tingler, the theater manager's mute wife has an extreme fear of blood, which figures heavily in the story line.

  • In James Herriot's books, he occasionally deals with men of the Yorkshire dales who are convinced they can handle anything. Then he starts operating on their pets or livestock and they learn that a difficult calving is not the same thing as cutting it open, snipping away at its bits, and sewing it back up. Herriot rather humorously points out that while the big burly farmers drop at the sight, their wives are more than willing to help him out, without so much as a flinch to be seen.
  • In the Aubrey-Maturin series, Jack laughs at Stephen when the latter questions the former's ability to view surgery. Then the former views surgery and very nearly passes out. It turns out that the heat of battle covers quite a bit. Contrarily, Stephen never shies from anything.
  • Audrey, Wait! features Carol, Audrey's mom, who nearly faints when she walks in on Audrey covered in red nail polish. She gets better when the confusion is clarified. Also the Noodle Incident where Audrey's mom helps Audrey's dad with a pumpkin carving accident, which Audrey describes as "the incident that was almost a pukefest in addition to the other problems".
  • The book Boo featured a horror novelist who fainted at the sight of blood, as the main character learned when they watched a movie adaptation of one of his books.
  • The Finishing School Series: Dimity Plumleigh-Teinmott, protagonist Sophronia's best friend, passes out every single time she sees blood. Her brother Pillover is exasperated and derisive of this trait. The one time she doesn't, it's because Sophronia's friend Soap is dying, and she says the situation is too serious for fainting.
  • In Freaky Friday, Annabel notes that her mother thinks she's afraid of blood, and won't listen when she explains it's just her own blood she has a problem with.
  • In Janwillem van de Wetering's Grijpstra and de Gier mysteries, Rinus de Gier suffers badly from this problem. This makes investigating homicides awkward.
  • In Horatio Hornblower, Hornblower himself is somewhat afraid of blood—as with the Aubrey-Maturin example, he gets through it during battle because he's too keyed up and busy to think about it. In calmer settings, however, it gets to him. When forced to endure fire for an extended period before he can return it, he has to fight down the urge to vomit at the sight of his men being killed. When watching a surgeon treat an amputated limb, he nearly faints, and imagining the process of slaughtering a ration bullock ruins his appetite for beef.
  • In Bryan Miranda's The Journey to Atlantis, Mickello gets queasy around human blood. Animal blood doesn't affect him since he hunts for food, but when he is exposed to human, blood, he gets dizzy and almost collapses.
  • Although OWEN of The Municipalists is a snarky artificial intelligence hologram that runs on a massive supercomputer (and a huge fan of classic Gangster & Western films), he can't stand the sight of real wounds up close. He panics while attempting to advise his human partner Henry on how to treat the injuries Henry received in a nasty fight. OWEN's freak-out over the realization of Henry's mortality is so intense he ends up overloading his circuits and "passing out" for a few minutes. (Later on, OWEN gets a software update that makes him much less squeamish — a move which ends up saving Henry's life.)
    ...More difficult were the splinters in my shoulders, which I had to dig out with the first aid kit's tweezers while looking behind me into the vanity mirror over the sink. By the time I was finished, my back and leg were running with small rivulets of blood. OWEN was sitting with his hands covering his face. The tie clip on the counter was making a whirring noise and his projection began to flicker.
    "You're so—vulnerable—I mean—I understood—on and intellectual level—but this—"
    It seemed the films he watched with Klaus had only managed to prepare him for casual violence. He'd barely been phased when Biggs jumped to his death, but now watching me bleed from a few minor puncture wounds in that bathroom seemed to be more than he could bear.
  • Dr. Alan Hetterton from Naked Came the Stranger struggled through med school partly because he sometimes cries at the sight of blood. It doesn't stop him from moonlighting as an abortionist, though.
  • Inverted with Richard Mayhew in Neverwhere. He shies instinctively from horror movie gore, earning a reputation as overly sensitive, but when he's presented with actual blood from real injuries he is perfectly calm and pragmatic, and has no problem dealing with it.
  • Peter Pan: Captain Hook doesn't mind most blood, but he can't stand the sight of his own blood. Justified as his blood is for some reason "thick and of an unusual color".
  • In Septimus Heap, Merrin Meredith's fear of blood probably explains why he reacts so aggressively to being restrained by Nicko in Magyk.
  • In The Shamer Chronicles, Nico's afraid of blood after sitting with his family's blood on his hands and clothing for days, thinking that he killed them and not being allowed to clean himself.
  • Tre in Stuck is horribly afraid of blood, and as a result he passes out at the sight of it on two separate occasions.
  • Being avatars of peace and harmony, the kirin in The Twelve Kingdoms aren't just afraid of blood (becoming faint or woozy just from the sight or smell of it,) they're physically weakened by it. Even suffering a tiny cut will incapacitate one from contact with its own blood.
  • Bella from The Twilight Saga gets sick from seeing a tiny bit of blood in the first book. It's actually the smell that gets her. She can watch an extremely gory action movie with no problems. This trait of hers seems to turn into a forgotten trait by the time of the fourth book - she certainly sees no problem with having to drink blood to stop herself from dying during the pregnancy.
  • In the Warrior Cats book Veil of Shadows, it's demonstrated that a young cat is not the right fit for the medicine cat role when he panics at seeing a bloodied Clanmate... who just got back from hunting and has a thorn in his paw.

    Live-Action TV 
  • In All My Children, Natalie was kidnapped by her sister Janet, who imprisoned her in a well, assumed her identity, and took over her life. The first hint to anyone that something was amiss was Janet freaking out at the sight of blood when her housekeeper cut her hand—Natalie was a nurse and would have been completely unfazed by this.
  • The Big Bang Theory:
    • Sheldon faints at the sight of his own blood after cutting his thumb while attempting to dissect a brain. He later removes the bandage to prove to Penny how serious the wound was and promptly faints again.
    • Leonard cuts his hand trying to open a jar and upon seeing it, throws up on the sink (where Sheldon had a steak defrosting).
  • In Bob Hearts Abishola episode "Wrangling a Greased Pig", Abishola takes Dele to the hospital, and forces him to watch an operation. Dele is unable to stand the sight of blood and gore, causing him to vomit. Abishola is forced to accept that Dele can't be a doctor.
  • Happens in an episode of Bones where a fanboy of her books is accused of reproducing the murders in her latest novel to come out. He faints after being given a Nose Bleed. A bit of a 'did not do the research' as he was in the pilot episode and had no problems staunching the bleeding leg wound on the murderer after Bones shot him. Unlikely he would have developed a blood phobia after that, when showing no problems at the time.
  • CSI: In the first "Miniature Killer" case "Danny Partridge" is murdered and his kitchen is soaked in blood. The detectives suspect his son, an architecture student with access to scalpels, but he claims he faints at the sight of blood. He later proves it by going on a "tipping table" and losing consciousness.
  • Dexter Morgan from Dexter has this, to the point that his entire career involves interpreting and cleaning up blood. If too much of it is in one location - say, several murder victims' worth absolutely soaking a room - he will pass out (or vomit, or both). This is tied to his witnessing the chainsaw murder of his mother when he was a toddler.
  • Martin from Doc Martin. Sets up the whole series, as his aversion to blood halts his high-flying medical career in its tracks and causes him to become a GP in a small rural village. He sought therapy to correct it in season 4 and seemed to be over it by season 5, however in season six he started to have problems with blood again.
  • The Spanish series Doctor Mateo starts with the eponymous world-famous surgeon suddenly becoming afraid of blood.
  • An episode of Doogie Howser, M.D. focuses on Doogie helping a young nursing student with her fear of blood. The result? The girl spends the night in Doogie’s room “fantasizing”… with the help of a cute little Survival Mantra he teaches her: "Plasma and platelets and cells, oh my! Plasma and platelets and cells, oh my!"
  • This happens twice in Everybody Loves Raymond:
    • In one episode, Ray tries to be a man and aggressively fights with Debra over the tweezers in order to remove a splinter from her hand. Then he sees the blood and has to sit down.
    • In another episode, Ray volunteers at a hospital, sees some bags of blood, and feels dizzy.
  • Forever Knight. In the pilot episode, Don Schanke mocks Nick Knight for looking squeamish at the sight of blood even though he's a homicide detective. He doesn't know that Nick is also a Vampire Detective who's actually worried about succumbing to his blood thirst.
  • Niles Crane from Frasier will automatically pass out if he sees even a tiny little speck of blood. In one episode he accidentally pricks one of his fingers on the sharp point of a pair of scissors, and the drop of blood he sees causes him to faint and reawaken only to notice the small bit of blood on his finger and go through the whole cycle repeatedly. However, he's brave and calm in the final episode when his wife, Daphne gives birth.
  • Game of Thrones:
    • Renly Baratheon becomes a bit queasy at the sight of blood due to his lack of combat experience. Seems to be fairly reasonable, as the squeamishness referenced was towards a boy getting his eye knocked out of its socket.
    Renly: All I ever hear from Robert and Stannis is how I'm not tough enough, how I squirm at the sight of blood.
    Loras: You did vomit when that boy's eye was knocked out in the melee.
    Renly: His eye was dangling out of the damn socket!
    Loras: He shouldn't have entered the melee if he didn't know how to fight.
    • Jon and Ygritte have a brief conversation about this trope in which Ygritte points out the problem with the idea of girls fainting at the sight of blood:
    Ygritte: Why would a girl see blood and collapse?
    Jon: Not all girls are like you.
    Ygritte: (smirks) Girls see more blood than boys.
  • In Get Some In!, one of the reasons National Service aircraftman Matthew Lilley dreads being assigned to a nursing training course after completing his basic training is his fear of even the mere thought of blood or the other gory aspects of medical treatment, any of which cause him to lose consciousness (though usually with enough warning to give his glasses to someone so that they are not broken in the fall).
  • On Gilmore Girls, Madeline is so terrified of blood that even hearing the word "blood" causes her to scream. When the Chilton paper was debating about their school's annual blood drive, Madeline had to cover her ears while humming until the subject is over.
  • Hogan's Heroes:
    • In an episode LeBeau was shot in the shoulder and they found him unconscious. It turned out to be a very minor wound and he had simply fainted at the sight of the blood.
    • Another episode has Klink ordering Schultz to take Newkirk to dentist to treat a supposedly rotten tooth. When Klink orders Schultz to stay with Newkirk every minute even when the dentist is working on him Schultz says that the dentist may have to pull Newkirk's tooth and that he cannot stand the sight of blood.
  • Yasmeen Vine from Jam and Jerusalem, which makes life difficult since she's a nurse.
  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent: Goren demonstrates to Eames a suspect's innocence in a brutal multiple stabbing by cutting his hand and shoving it in the man's face, causing said suspect to briefly and slowly lose consciousness.
  • Papa Lazarou from The League of Gentlemen is so freaked at one point, he runs out of his own show. Granted, it's probably nosebleeds which he's probably never encountered before, rather than the actual sight of blood.
  • In an episode of Lie to Me, Lightman proves a suspect couldn't be a serial killer by cutting himself, which immediately causes the man to faint.
  • Randy Hickey on My Name Is Earl faints at the mere sight of blood.
  • Kari Byron of MythBusters is a surprising aversion. To those unaware, Kari is a (usually) strict vegetarian who is absolutely disgusted by the sight of animal parts and meat in general, and since producers are fond of putting Kari around meat and animal parts just get her reactions on camera, fans are very well aware of this phobia. Which makes it rather surprising when one episode has Kari reveal that she doesn't mind the sight of blood at all, and actually finds it "kind of pretty".
  • In the TV version of Neverwhere, Richard Mayhew states his fear of heights, blood, and rats. Naturally, he encounters all three.
  • In The Outer Limits (1995) episode "Living Hell", protagonist Ben Kohler faints at the sight of blood. This is what convinces his doctor that he's unlikely to be the vicious killer whose visions he's been inadvertently receiving.
  • In People Like Us, documentarian Roy Mallard passes out at the sight of blood, or even at the thought of it.
  • Gus from Psych has a very strong fear of blood:
    • In "Tuesday the 17th", Shawn is able to figure out that he's being tricked by Gus when his friend casually wipes blood on his pants (which is actually fake blood) instead of the expected reaction of running screaming from the room.
    • In "This Episode Sucks", Shawn accidentally squirts the contents of a blood bag on Gus, leading to Gus going into a catatonic state for a short time.
  • In the Red Dwarf episide "Out of Time", when Lister is injured, Kryten suggests that Rimmer should look away since he hates the sight of blood. Rimmer replies "Don't worry, Kryten; it's okay when it's Lister's."
  • An episode of The Red Green Show has the Possum Lodge guys get into a blood-donation competition with their Caribou Lodge rivals. A lot of the guys faint at the sight of blood, including Red himself—but not Moose Thompson, who gives twelve liters with only his left leg tingling.
  • Henry from Sanctuary has a weird relationship with blood. When several wounded refugees are brought in, he is asked to help bandage them but is reassigned when he says, "You know about me and blood." But when he is asked how he'd feel if he came across a dead animal and he'd smell its blood, his pupils dilate—even though he answers "Sad".
  • Shake it Up: In "Break It Up", Rocky accidentally cuts her foot on a broken glass after taking a dare from CeCe to jump in the lake. Deuce offers to examine Rocky's injury, but faints at the sight of her blood.
  • The X-Files: The episode "Blood" features a man with this phobia, which makes it both amusing and concerning that he's more afraid of the person coming to his house to collect a blood sample for a "cholesterol test" than the appliances in his house that are telling him to kill people.

  • "Vampir-Tango", an a-capella comedic song by the Viel-Harmoniker about a hemophobic vampire.

  • Mickey from the Firefly game of Cool Kids Table is so scared of blood that as soon as the crew gets onto the Alliance ship covered in blood and guts after the reaver attack, he passes out. He does this every time he sees the ships interior, except for the one time Roc is able to slap a pair of literal rose-coloured glasses on his face.
  • Detective Juno Steel, from the The Penumbra Podcast, is extremely squeamish when it comes to large amounts of blood. His internal narration often notes that it's not a particularly convenient fear for a private eye to have.


  • Draculaura, the vampire girl in Monster High is a literal Vegetarian Vampire who is so hemophobic, she faints when someone even says the word 'blood'.

    Video Games 
  • In Duel Savior Destiny, the ninja Kaede has a surprising weakness to the sight of blood. It developed after she saw her parents killed in front of her and she was splashed with the blood, which is a rather dark spin on the idea considering how it's almost always played for humor.
  • Fire Emblem:
    • Kurthnaga, the Dragon Prince in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, can't stand the sight of blood. This is more or less used as an excuse to justify him not becoming playable as soon as he joins the party, and he (mostly) gets over it by the end of the game. It also has the effect of rendering him Awesome, but Impractical, however, because by the time he does join the other characters are so much stronger than he is so there's little reason to use him.
    • Linhardt of Fire Emblem: Three Houses can't stand the sight of blood, gets overwhelmed after his first kill, and emphasizes how much he dislikes fighting. He's primarily a healing unit, but you can have him attack if you want.
  • Jones from Rune Factory 4 is a doctor who's afraid of blood. Additionally, he also dislikes tomatoes because of how similar tomato juice looks to blood.
  • In the Total War series of games, your generals can suffer from this. It makes them less effective battlefield commanders, what with battles involving lots of blood.
  • Ben Paul in The Walking Dead (Telltale). He faints even when it's not his blood.

    Visual Novels 
  • Ace Attorney:
    • Dick Gumshoe can't stand the sight of blood, which is especially odd considering he's a homicide detective. This is lampshaded a few times by characters.
    • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies introduces Norma DePlume, who is also afraid of blood. Apparently Norma was once attacked during an interview and was badly injured. It helps what she thought was a violent orca attack which resulted in a large amount of blood leave a strong impression on her.
  • CROSS†CHANNEL: The sight of blood triggers Taichi Kurosu's psychotic episodes.
  • Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc: Touko Fukawa faints whenever she sees blood, which causes her alternate personality Genocider Syo to make herself known. Fortunately, Syo has a very specific MO, and has little interest in killing any of the other members of the cast and is more preoccupied with fawning over Togami and being a Large Ham.

  • Abel in Dan and Mab's Furry Adventures is, in fact, hemophobic, which causes him some trouble.
  • Hannelore of Questionable Content is not hemophobic per se, but with her OCD it makes little difference; she freaks out when she hits her head on a cupboard door and starts bleeding.
  • Homestuck:
    • Karkat Vantas is bothered by blood, mostly his own, and at one point passes out after seeing a lot of it. Blood colour is a Serious Business in troll society, and Karkat kind of gets the short end of the stick. This is why he never lets anyone else know what colour his blood is.
    • Is seems Roxy might suffer from this after she fails to perform a Kiss of Life on Jane, but she is never confirmed hemophobic. Reflecting on the incident, Roxy is unsure whether she was put-off by her friend's bloodied corpse or put-off by reluctance to invoke Les Yay.
  • In Grrl Power, one supervillain boasts that "Fair warning, my skin is impenetrable and my claws can cut through anything." Sydney immediately pits these statements against each other by smacking his hand mid-pose; his unstoppable claws cut right through his not-quite-impenetrable skin, and he promptly faints at the sight of his own blood.
  • Lola and Mr. Wrinkles: The titular pets are both grossed out by the sight of blood when Brutus smashes a tick he knocked off Lola's hindquarters. (Mr. Wrinkles in particular looks like he's struggling to keep himself from throwing up.) Brutus is completely unfazed and calls both of them "soft."

    Web Original 
  • While not afraid of blood outside of a certain context, the Lets Player raocow reveals in the description to this video that he has a rather strong aversion to facial damage (even if done as crudely as in said video), after witnessing an accident in his youth. He also mentions that heavy make-up will sometimes unnerve him in a similar fashion. He also feels uneasy about bones.
  • Liam "Brook" Brooks of Survival of the Fittest v4 suffers from this. Sadly, he's also on a Deserted Island and forced to kill his classmates. He's not the least bit scared of it anymore...

    Western Animation 
  • Bob's Burgers: In "The Kids Run the Restaurant", Bob gets a nasty cut on his hand and ends up fainting at the sight of his own blood.
  • Codename: Kids Next Door: Numbuh Four, resident "tough guy", is hemophobic, fainting at the mere sight of blood.
  • Count Duckula is a haemophobic vampire duck. Because Nanny made the mistake of providing tomato sauce instead of blood for his last re-incarnation ritual, he prefers veggies to virgins.
  • The minor character Sheena on Hey Arnold! is extremely phobic of blood and violence. Served as a small plot point in the School Play episode, as this is how Helga gets her to give up the part of Juliet.
  • In 6teen, Jonesy admits he has been afraid of blood since a childhood incident where he had a nosebleed which just wouldn't stop. He spends the same episode where this fear comes out trying to prove his bravery by donating blood.
  • In the Rugrats episode "The First Cut" Tommy develops this phobia after he cuts his finger on a bush and he worries that if he gets injured again all his blood is going to come out. Later, when he gets another cut while rolling down the hill into some more bushes, Tommy gets even more worried. But Chuckie helps him get over it by showing Tommy that his original cut has almost healed. As the adults come over, upon seeing Tommy's bleeding hand, Chaz passes out.
  • Dr. Nick Riviera in The Simpsons. In the episode "Homer's Triple Bypass" he passes out during surgery when he sees the blood.
  • Butters from South Park due to a tapping dancing performance that went horribly wrong and caused many people to die.

    Real Life