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*We slowly learn the story behind some of Raegdan's multitude of scars in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic ''FanFic/{{The Lunar Guardsman}}''.
** He tells Twilight and her friends of the time he and a dying, giant cat creature fought each other as each was the other's last chance for food. He won but he has its teeth marks on his arm from when it bit him hard enough to break it.
** He has two large circular scars on his chest near his heart. One is from when one of Twilight's kidnappers shoved his horn in his chest. The larger one he got from a horn too, only this one he got from Celestia herself.
** A scar in his cheek is revealed to be from a bullet when he tried to kill himself.
** His missing pinkie finger. He forced Luna to bite it off as punishment.
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* ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'' - [[spoiler: Vash the Stampede]] gets walked in on while taking a shower, and the audience gets to see for the first time [[spoiler: the heavy price he pays for being a TechnicalPacifist]]; [[spoiler: he]] is covered in scars from the neck down and one arm turns out to be fake, having been blown off in a traumatic incident years ago.
20th Jun '16 4:47:15 PM MarkLungo
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* ''ComicBook/{{Batman}}'' has several scars and during the ''[[ComicBook/BatmanHush Hush]]'' storyline Catwoman sees them. We see that Two-face and Joker are tied to particular scars, as is [[DatingCatwoman Catwoman]], which they both treat as a fond memory.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Batman}}'' ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' has several scars and during the ''[[ComicBook/BatmanHush Hush]]'' storyline Catwoman ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} sees them. We see that Two-face and Joker ComicBook/TheJoker are tied to particular scars, as is [[DatingCatwoman Catwoman]], which they both treat as a fond memory.



* The first quasi-romantic moment between Hanala'Jarva and Joachim Hoch in ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8213106/8/Uplifted Uplifted]]''.
* ''FanFic/AGrowingAffection'' has two examples:
** Due to his HealingFactor, Naruto only has one scar on him. [[spoiler: That is where he nearly stabbed himself through the heart to save Hinata from the Kyuubi. Hinata, understandably, loves this scar, and kisses it whenever she can.]]
** Keiko Takamichi has some "cool battle scars" on her back, from where [[spoiler: Pein's Animal path hit her after she and her cousin finished off the Naraka path.]]
* ''Fanfic/BaitAndSwitchSTO'': The source of Captain Kanril Eleya's facial scars, along with one on her abdomen, is shown in a FlashbackNightmare in the first chapter. While repelling a boarding action she was slashed across the face then stabbed in the right kidney by a KnifeNut Orion matron.
* Kurenai in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9285638/3/Leftovers Leftovers]]'' has one on her from a bear trap. She mentions that it's the reason she started studying traps as a hobby.
* Subverted in ''FanFic/{{Article 2}}''. Shane is a combat marine, and has a pretty hefty set of scars with stories to go with, but the stories are things like "lost a fistfight with a dumpster", "tried to do a handstand on a grocery cart and missed the dismount" and [[NoodleIncident "steak knife"]].
* In ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/1768006/chapters/3782848 The Princess and Her Canary]]'', Felicity sees some of Nyssa's scars and asks the origins of them. Several of them came from the same incidents that gave Sara her scars. One came ''from'' Sara, in a sparring match...with real swords.
* Inverted in the Literature/{{Discworld}} fanfic [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/907942 "In the Blood"]]. Sam Vimes [[CoveredInScars has too many scars to keep track of]], which ends up setting up the whole plot because he doesn't realise he's acquired another one during the events of ''Discworld/TheFifthElephant''... [[spoiler: Until he wakes up with twice his usual quota of legs, and eventually figures out he got it from getting scratched by a werewolf's tooth.]]

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* The first quasi-romantic moment between Hanala'Jarva and Joachim Hoch in the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' fanfic ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8213106/8/Uplifted Uplifted]]''.
* Examples from ''Franchise/{{Naruto}}'' fanfics:
** Kurenai in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9285638/3/Leftovers Leftovers]]'' has one on her from a BearTrap. She mentions that it's the reason she started studying traps as a hobby.
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Due to his HealingFactor, Naruto only has one scar on him. [[spoiler: That is where he nearly stabbed himself through the heart to save Hinata from the Kyuubi. Hinata, understandably, loves this scar, and kisses it whenever she can.]]
** *** Keiko Takamichi has some "cool battle scars" on her back, from where [[spoiler: Pein's Animal path hit her after she and her cousin finished off the Naraka path.]]
* ''Fanfic/BaitAndSwitchSTO'': The In the ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'' fanfic ''Fanfic/BaitAndSwitchSTO'', this is the source of Captain Kanril Eleya's facial scars, along with one on her abdomen, is shown in a FlashbackNightmare in the first chapter. While repelling a boarding action she was slashed across the face then stabbed in the right kidney by a KnifeNut Orion matron.
* Kurenai in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9285638/3/Leftovers Leftovers]]'' has one on her from a bear trap. She mentions that it's the reason she started studying traps as a hobby.
* Subverted in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic ''FanFic/{{Article 2}}''. Shane is a combat marine, and has a pretty hefty set of scars with stories to go with, but the stories are things like "lost a fistfight with a dumpster", "tried to do a handstand on a grocery cart and missed the dismount" and [[NoodleIncident "steak knife"]].
* In the ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' fanfic ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/1768006/chapters/3782848 The Princess and Her Canary]]'', Felicity sees some of Nyssa's scars and asks the origins of them. Several of them came from the same incidents that gave Sara her scars. One came ''from'' Sara, in a sparring match...with real swords.
* Inverted in the Literature/{{Discworld}} ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' fanfic [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/907942 "In the Blood"]]. Sam Vimes [[CoveredInScars has too many scars to keep track of]], which ends up setting up the whole plot because he doesn't realise he's acquired another one during the events of ''Discworld/TheFifthElephant''... [[spoiler: Until he wakes up with twice his usual quota of legs, and eventually figures out he got it from getting scratched by a werewolf's tooth.]]



* Creator/ChuckNorris in a Hong Kong action movie whose name escapes me. He's been arrested by the police who are listing his distinguishing marks for their report. In a clipped tone Chuck lists the cause of each scar as it's written down: gunshot, knife, pitchfork...
* ''Film/ShotgunStories'', a 2007 film starring Michael Shannon, is essentially named after this trope: Shannon's character has prominent scarring on his back from a shotgun blast, and several stories are told throughout the film, explaining them. Each story gives an alternate interpretation for who he is as a person, and for his motivations throughout the film.

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* Creator/ChuckNorris in a Hong Kong UsefulNotes/HongKong action movie whose name escapes me.movie. He's been arrested by the police who are listing his distinguishing marks for their report. In a clipped tone Chuck lists the cause of each scar as it's written down: gunshot, knife, pitchfork...
* ''Film/ShotgunStories'', a 2007 film starring Michael Shannon, Creator/MichaelShannon, is essentially named after this trope: Shannon's character has prominent scarring on his back from a shotgun blast, and several stories are told throughout the film, explaining them. Each story gives an alternate interpretation for who he is as a person, and for his motivations throughout the film.



* Hannibal Chau has scientist Newt sent to a public Kaiju shelter while he and his men use a private model. To demonstrate that he fully expects Newt to die, he shows him a scar over his left eye from the one time Hannibal used a public shelter.

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* In ''Film/PacificRim'', Hannibal Chau has scientist Newt sent to a public Kaiju {{Kaiju}} shelter while he and his men use a private model. To demonstrate that he fully expects Newt to die, he shows him a scar over his left eye from the one time Hannibal used a public shelter.



* A pirate with a peg leg, a hook for a hand, and an eyepatch walks into a bar. The bartender asks him "What happened to your leg?" The pirate replies "That was the result of a fierce battle with a shark. I managed to fight him off, but he bit off my leg as a parting blow" The bartender then asks "Then what happened to your hand?" The pirate replies "I lost that in a swordfight. The dread pirate Blackbeard engaged me in combat, and he got in the last move." The bartender then asks "And your eye?" The pirate replies "That was due to a seagull. I was looking up and I saw him just before he pooped in my eye." The bartender asks "And that's what took out your eye?" The pirate replies "No, that's the first day I had my hook."

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* A pirate with a peg leg, a hook for a hand, and an eyepatch walks into a bar. The bartender asks him "What happened to your leg?" The pirate replies "That was the result of a fierce battle with a shark. I managed to fight him off, but he bit off my leg as a parting blow" The bartender then asks "Then what happened to your hand?" The pirate replies "I lost that in a swordfight. The dread pirate Blackbeard UsefulNotes/{{Blackbeard}} engaged me in combat, and he got in the last move." The bartender then asks "And your eye?" The pirate replies "That was due to a seagull. I was looking up and I saw him just before he pooped in my eye." The bartender asks "And that's what took out your eye?" The pirate replies "No, that's the first day I had my hook."



* A Spanish joke: Un policia y un bombero entran en una cantina y se sientan cerca de un borracho. El policia muestra una cicatriz en su brazo y le dice al bombero, "Ves este? New York City." El bombero le muestra al policia una cicatriz en su pierna y le contesta, "Ves este? Boston City." Y el borracho, al ver y escuchar a los otros dos, se les acerca y levanta su camisa para mostrarles una cicatriz en la barriga y les dice, "Miren este - apendi citi."[[labelnote:English translation]]A policeman and a fireman walk into a bar and sit down near a drunk. The cop reveals a scar on his arm and says to the fireman, "See this one? New York City." The fireman shows the cop a scar on his leg and answers him, "See this one? Boston City." And the drunk, after seeing and hearing the other two, approaches them and lifts up his shirt to show them a scar on his belly before saying, "Look at this one - appendicitis."[[/labelnote]]

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* A Spanish joke: Un policia y un bombero entran en una cantina y se sientan cerca de un borracho. El policia muestra una cicatriz en su brazo y le dice al bombero, "Ves este? New York City.UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity." El bombero le muestra al policia una cicatriz en su pierna y le contesta, "Ves este? Boston UsefulNotes/{{Boston}} City." Y el borracho, al ver y escuchar a los otros dos, se les acerca y levanta su camisa para mostrarles una cicatriz en la barriga y les dice, "Miren este - apendi citi."[[labelnote:English translation]]A policeman and a fireman walk into a bar and sit down near a drunk. The cop reveals a scar on his arm and says to the fireman, "See this one? New York City." The fireman shows the cop a scar on his leg and answers him, "See this one? Boston City." And the drunk, after seeing and hearing the other two, approaches them and lifts up his shirt to show them a scar on his belly before saying, "Look at this one - appendicitis."[[/labelnote]]



* Subverted big time in ''The man with a scar'' by Creator/WSomersetMaugham. The narrator notices the title man because of the scar and is told a long-winded, fantastical story about him, complete with a CrowningMomentOfAwesome - which nevertheless has nothing to do with the scar proper. Unlimately, the narrator exclaims: "Yes, but how did he get the scar?!" - "Oh, that was a bottle of ginger ale..."

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* Subverted big time in ''The man Man with a scar'' Scar'' by Creator/WSomersetMaugham. The narrator notices the title man because of the scar and is told a long-winded, fantastical story about him, complete with a CrowningMomentOfAwesome - which nevertheless has nothing to do with the scar proper. Unlimately, the narrator exclaims: "Yes, but how did he get the scar?!" - "Oh, that was a bottle of ginger ale..."



* Every member of the Seablite gang from Literature/DarkLife has a scar, all with the same story: [[spoiler: they're surgical scars from Doc Hudson cutting them open to see how their Dark Gifts work.]]
* Franchise/HarryPotter has his famous lightning bolt, naturally, courtesy of You-Know-Who. There's also Mad-Eye Moody's scars from his career spent fighting Death Eaters, and Lupin's facial scars (in the movies) are self-inflicted due to his transformations. Averted with Dumbledore's scar on his kneecap shaped precisely like the London Underground; its mentioned offhand in the first chapter of the first book and then never explained or even referenced again.

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* Every member of the Seablite gang from Literature/DarkLife ''Literature/DarkLife'' has a scar, all with the same story: [[spoiler: they're surgical scars from Doc Hudson cutting them open to see how their Dark Gifts work.]]
* Franchise/HarryPotter has his famous lightning bolt, naturally, courtesy of You-Know-Who. There's also Mad-Eye Moody's scars from his career spent fighting Death Eaters, and Lupin's facial scars (in the movies) are self-inflicted due to his transformations. Averted with Dumbledore's scar on his kneecap shaped precisely like the London Underground; its UsefulNotes/TheLondonUnderground; it's mentioned offhand in the first chapter of the first book and then never explained or even referenced again.



* [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Harry Dresden]]. At one point Anastasia sees him topless and touches each scar. He gives a short summary of what gave it to him. Even though he has a (very slow) HealingFactor, he still has lots of them.

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* [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Harry Dresden]].Dresden from ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''. At one point Anastasia sees him topless and touches each scar. He gives a short summary of what gave it to him. Even though he has a (very slow) HealingFactor, he still has lots of them.



* Callie, the protagonist of ''Literature/{{Cut}}'' by Patricia McCormick, has been sent to Sea Pines, a residential treatment facility, to deal with her SelfHarm problem. Callie mainly cuts herself on her arms, leaving scars that she tells the stories of to her therapist at one point in the book.
* [[{{Inkheart}} Dustfinger]] may be a subversion. The story behind his facial scars is humiliating rather than awesome: [[spoiler: he was held down by a couple of thugs and carved up by a man who fancied his wife]]. He mentions several times that it was [[TheDragon Basta]] who "decorated" his face, but it's someone else who actually explains what happened.

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* Callie, the protagonist of ''Literature/{{Cut}}'' by Patricia McCormick, [=McCormick=], has been sent to Sea Pines, a residential treatment facility, to deal with her SelfHarm problem. Callie mainly cuts herself on her arms, leaving scars that she tells the stories of to her therapist at one point in the book.
* [[{{Inkheart}} Dustfinger]] Dustfinger from ''Literature/{{Inkheart}}'' may be a subversion. The story behind his facial scars is humiliating rather than awesome: [[spoiler: he was held down by a couple of thugs and carved up by a man who fancied his wife]]. He mentions several times that it was [[TheDragon Basta]] who "decorated" his face, but it's someone else who actually explains what happened.



* In Literature/DeadWest, The Porcelain Doctor's scars. He hates his scarred body, both because he thinks is unattractive and because he considers them the remnant of his failures. Gervas has a different opinion, and starts to realize that Niall is not just a fragile doll after seeing them. He is the one who interrogates the doctor about them, and even gets answers. Mostly horrific ones. The great scar on The Porcelain Doctor's hip and thigh is left by a domesticated tiger his cousin sicced on him, the star-shaped one on his shoulder and back was inflicted by a jealous classmate with a javelin, and there are the scars on his forearms, after the bites of their dogs after his brother's failed attempt to help him learn to train their dogs. The Merry Company mistakes the scars as evidence of ParentalAbuse for some reason.

* In the {{Tawny Man}} trilogy, Fitz is posing as the servant of a very effeminate nobleman. When a rookie soldier tries to make fun of him over the rumours that he's more than just a servant, all the experienced soldiers nearby take one look at his scars and try to talk the rookie down.

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* In Literature/DeadWest, ''Literature/DeadWest'', The Porcelain Doctor's scars. He hates his scarred body, both because he thinks is unattractive and because he considers them the remnant of his failures. Gervas has a different opinion, and starts to realize that Niall is not just a fragile doll after seeing them. He is the one who interrogates the doctor about them, and even gets answers. Mostly horrific ones. The great scar on The Porcelain Doctor's hip and thigh is left by [[PantheraAwesome a domesticated tiger tiger]] his cousin sicced on him, the star-shaped one on his shoulder and back was inflicted by a jealous classmate with a javelin, and there are the scars on his forearms, after the bites of their dogs after his brother's failed attempt to help him learn to train their dogs. The Merry Company mistakes the scars as evidence of ParentalAbuse for some reason.

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* In the {{Tawny Man}} ''Literature/TawnyMan'' trilogy, Fitz is posing as the servant of a very effeminate nobleman. When a rookie soldier tries to make fun of him over the rumours that he's more than just a servant, all the experienced soldiers nearby take one look at his scars and try to talk the rookie down.



* In the ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' episode "The Gang Buys a Boat," Mac decides to ask a sailor about his hook, thinking it will be a cool or interesting story.

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* In the ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' episode "The "[[Recap/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphiaS06E03TheGangBuysABoat The Gang Buys a Boat," Boat]]", Mac decides to ask a sailor about his hook, thinking it will be a cool or interesting story.



* In an episode of Series/InSecurity, Burt and N'udu compare scars. The causes range from protecting the Ligerian ambassador from a Ganzi assassin's bullet to falling off a roof.
* On ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', Spike has a scar on his eyebrow, mainly because his actor James Marsters received one in a mugging. Still, in "Fool For Love", while Spike is telling flashback stories, one of them shows the character getting it during his fight with the Chinese Slayer during the Boxer Rebellion. Apparently, it was a magic sword.

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* In an episode of Series/InSecurity, ''Series/InSecurity'', Burt and N'udu compare scars. The causes range from protecting the Ligerian ambassador from a Ganzi assassin's bullet to falling off a roof.
* On ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', Spike has a scar on his eyebrow, mainly because his actor James Marsters received one in a mugging. Still, in "Fool "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS5E7FoolForLove Fool For Love", Love]]", while Spike is telling flashback stories, one of them shows the character getting it during his fight with the Chinese Slayer during the Boxer Rebellion. Apparently, it was a magic sword.



** In "Time of Death", Ollie, Diggle, and [[spoiler:Sara]] share the origins of their various scars (IED, grenade, knives, bullets, etc.) Felicity proudly states that she has a scar...from getting her wisdom teeth removed (3 sitches!). Later she gets a real one when she [[TakingTheBullet takes a bullet]] for [[spoiler:Sara]] and seems rather happy about it.
* ''{{Series/Leverage}}'' has this in "The Two Live Crew Job", at the end when Eliot is comparing scar stories with his counterpart in the other crew. Turns out she may have given him one of his scars...
* In the ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' episode "The Devil You Know", it turns out that {{mafia}} boss Carl Elias' NumberTwo, Anthony "Scarface" Marconi, acquired the scar under his right eye in the process of killing his abusive father to protect his mother.

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** In "Time "[[Recap/ArrowS2E14TimeOfDeath Time of Death", Death]]", Ollie, Diggle, and [[spoiler:Sara]] share the origins of their various scars (IED, grenade, knives, bullets, etc.) Felicity proudly states that she has a scar...from getting her wisdom teeth removed (3 sitches!).stitches!). Later she gets a real one when she [[TakingTheBullet takes a bullet]] for [[spoiler:Sara]] and seems rather happy about it.
* ''{{Series/Leverage}}'' ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' has this in "The "[[Recap/LeverageS02E07TheTwoLiveCrewJob The Two Live Crew Job", Job]]", at the end when Eliot is comparing scar stories with his counterpart in the other crew. Turns out she may have given him one of his scars...
* In the ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' episode "The "[[Recap/PersonOfInterestS04E09 The Devil You Know", Know]]", it turns out that {{mafia}} {{Mafia}} boss Carl Elias' NumberTwo, Anthony "Scarface" Marconi, acquired the scar under his right eye in the process of killing his [[AbusiveParents abusive father father]] to protect his mother.



* In TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}, Aslan never fix cosmetic damage (which does not inhibit performance) on warships. They consider it an honorable career to raise its value. This applies even if the ship was purchased from humans and earned its scars in a human navy.
* In TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse, scars are a symbol of glory and honor. A good story can bring more renown if it's got a scar you can show off, and a wicked scar is always cooler if it's got a howl-worthy story behind it.

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* In TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}, ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}'', Aslan never fix cosmetic damage (which does not inhibit performance) on warships. They consider it an honorable career to raise its value. This applies even if the ship was purchased from humans and earned its scars in a human navy.
* In TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse, ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'', scars are a symbol of glory and honor. A good story can bring more renown if it's got a scar you can show off, and a wicked scar is always cooler if it's got a howl-worthy story behind it.



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* In FireEmblemTheSacredStones, Gerik explains to Tethys that the scar on his nose comes [[spoiler: from his early days as a mercenary, where he arrogantly challenged a mighty BadAss fighter and was at the receiving end of a CurbStompBattle. The warrior decided to let him live, and Gerik took this as a signal that he was still a rookie and he should train/fight harder.]]

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* In FireEmblemTheSacredStones, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones'', Gerik explains to Tethys that the scar on his nose comes [[spoiler: from his early days as a mercenary, where he arrogantly challenged a mighty BadAss fighter and was at the receiving end of a CurbStompBattle. The warrior decided to let him live, and Gerik took this as a signal that he was still a rookie and he should train/fight harder.]]



** In "Moms I'd Like to Forget", Bart goes to great lengths to learn the story behind a mysterious scar on his hand.

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** In "Moms "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS22E10MomsIdLikeToForget Moms I'd Like to Forget", Forget]]", Bart goes to great lengths to learn the story behind a mysterious scar on his hand.



* In '''[[WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats 2011}} [=ThunderCats (2011)=]]]'', Panthro comments that there's "a lot of history" in the scars on his arms, [[spoiler: which is the part he misses the most after sacrificing them to trap Grune inside the collapsing Astral Plane.]]
* In the first animated version of the ''[[WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars Clone Wars]]'', Anakin Skywalker received a scar across his right eye from a light saber battle with Asajj Ventris. This carries over into Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, where Hayden Christensen sports the scar over his right eye.

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* In '''[[WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats 2011}} [=ThunderCats (2011)=]]]'', Panthro comments that there's "a lot of history" in the scars on his arms, [[spoiler: which is the part he misses the most after sacrificing them to trap Grune inside the collapsing Astral Plane.]]
* In the first animated version of the ''[[WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars Clone Wars]]'', Anakin Skywalker received a scar across his right eye from a light saber battle with Asajj Ventris. This carries over into Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', where Hayden Christensen sports the scar over his right eye.
20th Jun '16 1:12:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* The ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' example was spoofed in an episode of ''EekTheCat'', where everyone is grossed out by Eek's scar (a paper cut).

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* The ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' example was spoofed in an episode of ''EekTheCat'', ''WesternAnimation/EekTheCat'', where everyone is grossed out by Eek's scar (a paper cut).
16th Jun '16 7:59:35 PM TeraChimera
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* In one ''[[ComicStrip/TheFarSide Far Side]]'' strip, one sailor is telling another of how he got his peg leg. The other sailor, however, has a peg [[FateWorseThanDeath head]].
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* In one ''[[ComicStrip/TheFarSide Far Side]]'' strip, one sailor is telling another of how he got his peg leg. The other sailor, however, has a peg [[FateWorseThanDeath head]].
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* PlayedForDrama in the ''Citadel'' DLC for ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', as part of a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech towards the BigBad. [[spoiler:The villain is a clone of Shepard, grown by Cerberus as a replacement for the real Shepard. During the final boss fight, Shepard constantly tears apart the clone's attempts at trying to replace them. One of the reasons is the scars; Shepard points out that they got their scars through protecting the galaxy ([[ContinuityNod citing most of the major levels of all the previous games in the process]]), but the clone? "You got yours from a ''petri dish''!"]]
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-->-- '''Joker''', ''Film/TheDarkKnight''

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-->-- '''Joker''', '''ComicBook/TheJoker''', ''Film/TheDarkKnight''
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* ''VideoGame/{{Evolve}}'' averts this in a TrollingCreator moment. How Hyde lost his eye is a common question among the fanbase, but he dodged the question when asked about it by another character.
* In FireEmblemTheSacredStones, Gerik explains to Tethys that the scar on his nose comes [[spoiler: from his early days as a mercenary, where he arrogantly challenged a mighty BadAss fighter and was at the receiving end of a CurbStompBattle. The warrior decided to let him live, and Gerik took this as a signal that he was still a rookie and he should train/fight harder.]]



* In FireEmblemTheSacredStones, Gerik explains to Tethys that the scar on his nose comes [[spoiler: from his early days as a mercenary, where he arrogantly challenged a mighty BadAss fighter and was at the receiving end of a CurbStompBattle. The warrior decided to let him live, and Gerik took this as a signal that he was still a rookie and he should train/fight harder.]]
18th May '16 10:59:04 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Kurei in ''FlameOfRecca'' has his scar as a self inflicted injury as a sort of mark of shame for his failure to protect someone. However, no one has ever actually asked him directly how he got it, [[TakeOurWordforIt for good reason]] and the tale is told by one of his underlings.

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* Kurei in ''FlameOfRecca'' ''Manga/FlameOfRecca'' has his scar as a self inflicted injury as a sort of mark of shame for his failure to protect someone. However, no one has ever actually asked him directly how he got it, [[TakeOurWordforIt for good reason]] and the tale is told by one of his underlings.
18th May '16 3:52:57 AM FernFromChtio
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* ''ComicBook/{{Pouvoirpoint}}'': Quint, the grumpy chief cook of starship Entreprise-2061. The [[EyepatchOfPower one-eyed]] and [[HandicappedBadass one-armed]] sea-dog tells many [[CoveredWithScars dreadful war stories]], although we learn at the end [[spoiler:that he's one-armed from birth, and his scars come from the fact that it is quite difficult to cook with only one arm...]].

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* In ''ComicBook/{{Pouvoirpoint}}'': Quint, the grumpy chief cook of starship Entreprise-2061. The [[EyepatchOfPower one-eyed]] and [[HandicappedBadass one-armed]] sea-dog tells many [[CoveredWithScars dreadful war stories]], although we learn at the end [[spoiler:that he's one-armed from birth, and his scars come from the fact that it is quite difficult to cook with only one arm...]].
18th May '16 3:52:08 AM FernFromChtio
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* ComicBook/Batman has several scars and during the ''[[ComicBook/BatmanHush Hush]]'' storyline Catwoman sees them. We see that Two-face and Joker are tied to particular scars, as is [[DatingCatwoman Catwoman]], which they both treat as a fond memory.

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* ComicBook/Batman ''ComicBook/{{Batman}}'' has several scars and during the ''[[ComicBook/BatmanHush Hush]]'' storyline Catwoman sees them. We see that Two-face and Joker are tied to particular scars, as is [[DatingCatwoman Catwoman]], which they both treat as a fond memory.memory.
* ''ComicBook/{{Pouvoirpoint}}'': Quint, the grumpy chief cook of starship Entreprise-2061. The [[EyepatchOfPower one-eyed]] and [[HandicappedBadass one-armed]] sea-dog tells many [[CoveredWithScars dreadful war stories]], although we learn at the end [[spoiler:that he's one-armed from birth, and his scars come from the fact that it is quite difficult to cook with only one arm...]].
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