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4th Nov '17 12:12:59 PM thatother1dude
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* Slade of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' loves it. In "Masks", Robin defeats him and removes the mask, revealing the communicator screen and [[OhCrap the self-destruct timer]], since it was [[ActuallyADoombot actually a Sladebot]]. In the season four finale, Slade's mask is knocked off, [[spoiler:displaying a bare skull with a single blazing eye, as by that time he was TheUndead. He gets his human body restored later, but we don't get to see his normal face]].

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* Slade of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' loves it. In "Masks", Robin defeats him and removes the mask, revealing the communicator screen and [[OhCrap [[ThisPageWillSelfDestruct the self-destruct timer]], since it was [[ActuallyADoombot actually a Sladebot]]. In the season four finale, Slade's mask is knocked off, [[spoiler:displaying a bare skull with a single blazing eye, as by that time he was TheUndead. He gets his human body restored later, but we don't get to see his normal face]].
4th Nov '17 12:11:33 PM thatother1dude
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When a character [[TheFaceless always wears a mask]], one will wonder what his face really looks like. Sometimes it turns out that he doesn't have a face. Instead of some kind of mundane [[LukeIAmYourFather climax]] or [[NerdInEvilsHelmet anticlimax]], we get thrown straight into NightmareFuel territory: Instead of a face, the character has some kind of blank slate, rotten mess, arcane forcefield or other completely inhuman thing that does not qualify as being a face.

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When a character [[TheFaceless always wears a mask]], one will wonder what his face really looks like. Sometimes it turns out that he doesn't have a face. Instead of some kind of mundane [[LukeIAmYourFather [[DramaticUnmask climax]] or [[NerdInEvilsHelmet [[AnticlimacticUnmasking anticlimax]], we get thrown straight into NightmareFuel territory: Instead of a face, the character has some kind of blank slate, rotten mess, arcane forcefield or other completely inhuman thing that does not qualify as being a face.
2nd Aug '17 9:24:28 AM Gregzilla
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* One possible answer to the question of what's under Darth Nihilus' mask in ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic 2''.

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* One possible answer to the question of what's under Darth Nihilus' mask in ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic 2''.''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords''.
11th Feb '17 8:05:49 AM Jeduthun
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* The famous scene in ''Literature/TheInvisibleMan'' has the title character remove the bandages from his face to reveal that his face (and the rest of him) is indeed [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin completely invisible]].

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* The famous An iconic scene in ''Literature/TheInvisibleMan'' has the title character remove the bandages from his face to reveal that his face (and the rest of him) is indeed [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin completely invisible]]. Quite likely the TropeMaker.
11th Feb '17 8:03:19 AM Jeduthun
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* The famous scene in ''Literature/TheInvisibleMan'' has the title character remove the bandages from his face to reveal that his face (and the rest of him) is indeed [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin completely invisible]].
1st Feb '17 2:06:29 AM narm00
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* One {{JLA}} story had some AppliedPhlebotinum separate all the heroes and their secret identities into separate people, and the separated Batman had nothing under his cowl.
* ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica villain Johnny Sorrow is an intangible specter while wearing his mask. When he removes it, he becomes solid and reveals an other-dimensional visage so incomprehensibly hideous that all but the most powerful (or blind) of living things will instantly die at the sight of it. The one time that it was shown, it appeared to be a disgusting, incongruous mass of tentacles.

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* One {{JLA}} [[ComicBook/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]] story had some AppliedPhlebotinum separate all the heroes and their secret identities into separate people, and the separated Batman had nothing only the barest outline of a face under his cowl.
* ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica villain Johnny Sorrow is an intangible specter while wearing his mask. When he removes it, he becomes solid and reveals an other-dimensional visage so incomprehensibly hideous that all but the most powerful (or blind) blind, or insane) of living things will instantly die at the sight of it. The one time that it was shown, it appeared to be a disgusting, incongruous mass of tentacles.
29th Jan '17 1:04:24 PM Grudgeal
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* This is implied to be true for Leyland in ''Webcomic/UseSwordOnMonster'', and the possibility disturbs him greatly. [[spoiler:Later confirmed when we learn that Leyland, or at least a different version of him, was created through the LawOfNarrativeCasuality and the narrator never bothered to give ''that'' Leyland a physical appearance beneath his getup.]]

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* This is implied to be true for Leyland in ''Webcomic/UseSwordOnMonster'', and the possibility disturbs him greatly. [[spoiler:Later confirmed when we learn that Leyland, or at least a different version of him, was created through the LawOfNarrativeCasuality LawOfNarrativeCausality and the narrator never bothered to give ''that'' Leyland a physical appearance beneath his getup.]]
29th Jan '17 1:03:58 PM Grudgeal
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* This is implied to be true for Leyland in ''Webcomic/UseSwordOnMonster'', and the possibility disturbs him greatly. [[spoiler:Later confirmed when we learn that Leyland, or at least a different version of him, was created through the LawOfNarrativeCasuality and the narrator never bothered to give ''that'' Leyland a physical appearance beneath his getup.]]
20th Jan '17 2:13:01 AM scooter
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** Not only does Omega lack a face under his mask, but he doesn't even have a body. His willpower was the only thing that kept his existence.

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** Not only does Omega lack a face under his mask, but he doesn't even have a body. His willpower was the only thing that kept his existence. (The best part is, doesn't even realize he doesn't have a body anymore. When his mask is whipped off and it's all revealed he has a bit of a VillainousBSOD.)
14th Jan '17 6:27:12 PM WillKeaton
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* At the season six climax of ''Series/StargateSG1'', master villain Anubis sheds his mask to the ascended Daniel Jackson, who reacts with considerable surprise. Not until partway through the second season would we find out what lies beneath his mask and cloak: a black, cloudlike energy form, the physical manifestation of the "half-ascended" Anubis.

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* At the season six climax of ''Series/StargateSG1'', master villain Anubis sheds his mask to the ascended Daniel Jackson, who reacts with considerable surprise. Not until partway through the second next season would we find out what lies beneath his mask and cloak: a black, cloudlike energy form, the physical manifestation of the "half-ascended" Anubis.
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