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9th May '17 10:56:02 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* Soldiers of the Great War were often horrifically deformed from gas attacks, bombs, and other methods and often came back home disfigured. Sir Harold Delf Gillies was one of the doctors who tended to these wounds and used skin grafts to repair the damage, but after one patient died of strain after too much skin was taken from his chest and became infected Dr. Gillies created the "tube pedicle" (a tube of skin that attached to the site) to [[http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/b7/86/84/b786848f158ee1852e8dbc2a29d848a0.jpg regrow the damage]]. Those who couldn't get surgery would buy prosthesis from artists such as Anna Coleman Ladd who made masks that looked like they were the same as the [[https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2014/09/25/before-and-after-cropped_wide-3a7a4f3e06cd96b6e20352d5d016296363cff94b.jpg?s=1400 rest of the body]].
8th Apr '17 11:31:44 PM 20person
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** His master [[BigBad Palpatine]] had the face of a kindly old man during his time as Chancellor. Then he got blasted in the face [[HoistByHisOwnPetard by his own Force Lightning]], leaving it horribly wrinkled. His eyes also turned [[SupernaturalGoldEyes glowing yellow]], making them look much bigger than they are in contrast with the rest of his face, contributing to the creepiness. It's only somewhat mitigated by the fact that only he wore [[InTheHood hooded robes]] from that day forward.
1st Apr '17 10:12:32 PM Willbyr
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* One chapter of ''Manga/DissolvingClassroom'' features girls whose faces distort in monstrously ugly ways after hearing Yuuma praise them too much [[spoiler:which is implied to be something similar to the lethal properties of his [[BrownNote apologies]], as he's actually praising the devil]].
25th Mar '17 8:25:49 AM erforce
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** Done again by VincentPrice in his "Dr. Phibes" movies, almost certainly as an homage.

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** Done again by VincentPrice Creator/VincentPrice in his "Dr. Phibes" ''[[Film/TheAbominableDrPhibes Dr. Phibes]]'' movies, almost certainly as an homage.
18th Feb '17 10:25:05 PM Vir
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** In ''Videogame/TalesFromTheBorderlands''' fourth episode, Rhys needs to scan [[spoiler: Vasquez]]'s corpse to make a disguise. When he gets back to where the body is, he finds [[spoiler: Psychos have quite literally cut the face off the body, and ends up having to sneak through an alley full of sleeping Psychos to figure which one of the face-thieves is wearing Vasquez's stapled to his mask.]]
* In ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'''s expansion ''Knights of the Fallen Empire'', [[TheStarscream Arcann]]'s face was disfigured in his campaign against the Republic and Sith Empire, and most of his face is obscured by a metal mask as a result.

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** In ''Videogame/TalesFromTheBorderlands''' ''VideoGame/TalesFromTheBorderlands''' fourth episode, Rhys needs to scan [[spoiler: Vasquez]]'s corpse to make a disguise. When he gets back to where the body is, he finds [[spoiler: Psychos have quite literally cut the face off the body, and ends up having to sneak through an alley full of sleeping Psychos to figure which one of the face-thieves is wearing Vasquez's stapled to his mask.]]
* In ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'''s expansion ''Knights of the Fallen Empire'', [[TheStarscream Arcann]]'s face was disfigured in his campaign against the Republic and Sith Empire, and most of his face is obscured by a metal mask as a result. He gets rid of the mask when he becomes TheAtoner.
15th Jan '17 1:56:22 PM gb00393
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* [[spoiler: Oberyn Martell]] from ''Series/GameOfThrones''. Not only were [[spoiler: his teeth knocked out and his eyes destroyed]] but also [[spoiler: his head is crushed into a disgusting pulp]]. His gorgeous, gorgeous [[spoiler: head]].

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[[spoiler: Oberyn Martell]] from ''Series/GameOfThrones''.Martell]]. Not only were [[spoiler: his teeth knocked out and his eyes destroyed]] but also [[spoiler: his head is crushed into a disgusting pulp]]. His gorgeous, gorgeous [[spoiler: head]].head]].
** Sandor Clegane has nasty scars on his face from his brother holding his face into a brazier as a child.
11th Jan '17 10:34:52 AM unsettling_gaze
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* Lorka Trench in the steampunk series ''Literature/LockhartandTeague'' had her lips cut off when she was a teenager. This causes her to make very unconventional word choices when speaking, as she doesn't use words she can't pronounce correctly.
6th Jan '17 1:07:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* Vlad Menshikov from ''TheKaneChronicles'' had part of his face, along with his lungs and eyes, burned when he tried and failed to awaken Ra.
* Joelle Van Dyne in ''InfiniteJest'' [[spoiler: following an incident with some acid]],([[UnreliableNarrator maybe]]) causing her to wear a veil and join the Union of the Hideously and Improbably Deformed.

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* Vlad Menshikov from ''TheKaneChronicles'' ''Literature/TheKaneChronicles'' had part of his face, along with his lungs and eyes, burned when he tried and failed to awaken Ra.
* Joelle Van Dyne in ''InfiniteJest'' ''Literature/InfiniteJest'' [[spoiler: following an incident with some acid]],([[UnreliableNarrator maybe]]) causing her to wear a veil and join the Union of the Hideously and Improbably Deformed.



* In ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' Sandor Clegane's burned face is described as horrifying, Shireen Baratheon's is badly scarred by greyscale and [[spoiler: Brienne's was half '''eaten''' by Biter.]] And then there's the delightful face of Tyrion, with that long scar and all[[spoiler:, including having his nose pretty much cut off]]

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* In ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' Sandor Clegane's burned face is described as horrifying, Shireen Baratheon's is badly scarred by greyscale and [[spoiler: Brienne's was half '''eaten''' by Biter.]] And then there's the delightful face of Tyrion, with that long scar and all[[spoiler:, including having his nose pretty much cut off]]
29th Dec '16 8:19:30 PM Vir
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* ComicBook/TwoFace from ''Franchise/{{Batman}}''. As mentioned below, it's especially gruesome in ComicBook/{{New 52}}, the Nolan films, and the ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries''. [[DependingOnTheArtist Some artists]], as well as ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' and the aforementioned ''Arkham'' series, will gone into BodyHorror and included his left arm in the scarring with [[spoiler: a hallucination on the Joker in ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight Arkham Knight]]'' not-subtly wondering to Batman if this included Two-Face's penis.]]

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* ComicBook/TwoFace from ''Franchise/{{Batman}}''. As mentioned below, it's especially gruesome in ComicBook/{{New 52}}, the Nolan films, and the ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries''. [[DependingOnTheArtist Some artists]], as well as ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' and the aforementioned ''Arkham'' series, will have gone into BodyHorror and included his left arm in the scarring with [[spoiler: a hallucination on of the Joker in ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight Arkham Knight]]'' not-subtly wondering to Batman if this included Two-Face's penis.]]
7th Dec '16 4:46:51 PM trixus
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* In ''VideoGame/LetItDie''', the first boss is a twisted handyman/hardware seller/gang leader with a beard made of screws and his arms stitched on his temples. According to the "Tales of Barbs" info, he rams a screw through his jaw every time he destroyed a rival gang.
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