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16th Sep '17 11:06:56 PM Racheakt
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* ''FanFic/{{Bird}}'' features this prominently, mostly in Mimi (Burnscar)'s case. Mimi has tear tracks of cigarette burns down her cheeks, and ladders of cuts on her wrists. It is all but outright stated that these are cases of [[SelfHarm self]] [[ThePenance harm]] due to actions she performed before she became a patient at Alchemilla- and she is the only character besides Svetta who is outright stated to have a kill count. Doubly tragic, as she is actually a sweet girl who hates it- [[PlayingWithFire it was all]] [[PowerIncontinence her power's doing]].
2nd Jul '17 10:59:04 AM nombretomado
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* Wrestling/{{Kane}} was supposed to have this. His body was to be horribly burned by a fire [[ContinuitySnarl either he or]] [[TheUndertaker his brother]] [[ContinuitySnarl started]], which killed their parents, but [[SpecialEffectsFailure the makeup didn't work out when he unmasked]], so now they're just emotional scars.

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* Wrestling/{{Kane}} was supposed to have this. His body was to be horribly burned by a fire [[ContinuitySnarl either he or]] [[TheUndertaker [[Wrestling/TheUndertaker his brother]] [[ContinuitySnarl started]], which killed their parents, but [[SpecialEffectsFailure the makeup didn't work out when he unmasked]], so now they're just emotional scars.
16th Jun '17 8:15:52 AM Allronix
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* ''WesternAnimation/TronUprising'': Oh, whew! It's Tron, the BigGood of the franchise. And even thoiugh he's a little bit more grim and stoic than what he was back in the [[Film/{{Tron}} 1982 film]] or ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', at least he isn't [[spoiler: Rinzler yet]]. Oh, yikes! That's a ''lot'' of dead pixels. Then we get his unwillingness to trust because he was "blinded by friendship" [[note]] He was ostensibly talking about Dyson, but the statement could have implicated Dyson, Cyrus, Flynn, or ''all three.'' [[/note]] and being unable to call Beck a friend unless under duress. His TrainingFromHell for Beck may be necessary, the advice for Beck to push away potential allies like Mara, less so. [[EvilStoleMyFaith It's also noticeable that he never mentions having faith in the Users, even though that was central to his character in earlier entries]]
6th Apr '17 7:34:14 PM nombretomado
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* In a way, the massively scarred body of The Nameless One from ''PlanescapeTorment'' functions like this: He is [[CoveredWithScars so scarred that he has practically no intact skin left]] that could tell him how he used to look like, and also has amnesia. [[spoiler:Furthermore, he loses his mind every time he dies; the scars indicate that his mind is probably just as 'scarred' from being repeatedly wiped as his body is.]]

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* In a way, the massively scarred body of The Nameless One from ''PlanescapeTorment'' ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'' functions like this: He is [[CoveredWithScars so scarred that he has practically no intact skin left]] that could tell him how he used to look like, and also has amnesia. [[spoiler:Furthermore, he loses his mind every time he dies; the scars indicate that his mind is probably just as 'scarred' from being repeatedly wiped as his body is.]]
31st Dec '16 12:27:03 AM Argon2
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* In ''Literature/AvalonWebOfMagic'', the resident MagicalNativeAmerican advises Emily that an injury both physical and psychological can be harder to heal than purely singular ones. This is relevant to the book's plot in that [[spoiler:the severing of Lorelei's horn was painful in addition to being emotionally humiliating and indirectly caused by (what she perceives as) a failure on her part. It almost doesn't matter to Lorelei that her horn will grow back, because the psychological scars seem overwhelming to her]].
9th Dec '16 7:15:20 PM Arkhia
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* ''The Sanctuary Telepath'' - after they successfully exorcise the elemental both siblings' arms are covered in burn marks which serve as a symbol of the psychological scars the elemental's torture and the isolation inflicted on them. In the universe where John dies in the process the scars become a symbol of Janine's grief as well.
14th Nov '16 7:26:19 PM nombretomado
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* Hanako Ikezawa in ''KatawaShoujo'' has severe burn scars from a childhood tragedy and [[ShrinkingViolet crippling]] [[FragileFlower shyness]] as a result of them. [[spoiler: Losing both of her parents in the house fire that gave her the scars]] probably didn't help either. Being isolated [[spoiler: in the OrphanageOfLove]] and later [[spoiler: bullied in her old school]] also probably didn't help. It also made her into a [[spoiler: BirthdayHater]].

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* Hanako Ikezawa in ''KatawaShoujo'' ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'' has severe burn scars from a childhood tragedy and [[ShrinkingViolet crippling]] [[FragileFlower shyness]] as a result of them. [[spoiler: Losing both of her parents in the house fire that gave her the scars]] probably didn't help either. Being isolated [[spoiler: in the OrphanageOfLove]] and later [[spoiler: bullied in her old school]] also probably didn't help. It also made her into a [[spoiler: BirthdayHater]].
28th Oct '16 12:42:57 PM Morgenthaler
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* The Seablite gang from Literature/DarkLife have both physical and psychological scars from [[spoiler: their time as Doc's unwilling experimental subjects.]]
* In [[WarchildSeries Cagebird]], Yuri's cutting scars represent his change from willing participant to [[spoiler: unwilling victim of Falcone's pirates.]] The very act of cutting itself is used to symbolize times when Yuri's too stressed to even address his emotions in the narration.
* ''[[ASongOfIceAndFire A Dance With Dragons]]'': [[spoiler:Theon]] is [[ColdBloodedTorture tortured]] physically, including everything from probable castration to [[FlayingAlive flaying]]. The psychological effects include a complete loss of identity, possible insanity, and a [[StockholmSyndrome rather twisted relationship]] with his torturer. Also of note is Sandor Clegane, known to most of Westeros as 'The Hound'. His massive and horrific burn scars across one entire side of his face are both the indicant and causation of his bitter, angry demeanour.

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* The Seablite gang from Literature/DarkLife ''Literature/DarkLife'' have both physical and psychological scars from [[spoiler: their time as Doc's unwilling experimental subjects.]]
* In [[WarchildSeries Cagebird]], ''Literature/{{Cagebird}}'', Yuri's cutting scars represent his change from willing participant to [[spoiler: unwilling victim of Falcone's pirates.]] The very act of cutting itself is used to symbolize times when Yuri's too stressed to even address his emotions in the narration.
* ''[[ASongOfIceAndFire A Dance With Dragons]]'': ''Literature/ADanceWithDragons'': [[spoiler:Theon]] is [[ColdBloodedTorture tortured]] physically, including everything from probable castration to [[FlayingAlive flaying]]. The psychological effects include a complete loss of identity, possible insanity, and a [[StockholmSyndrome rather twisted relationship]] with his torturer. Also of note is Sandor Clegane, known to most of Westeros as 'The Hound'. His massive and horrific burn scars across one entire side of his face are both the indicant and causation of his bitter, angry demeanour.



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28th May '16 8:09:09 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Kurei from FlameOfRecca has these in spades. Along with having a self inflicted burn scar as a MarkOfShame due to his failure to protect someone, he's endured at least fifteen years of every kind of abuse by his monster of an adoptive father.

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* Kurei from FlameOfRecca Manga/FlameOfRecca has these in spades. Along with having a self inflicted burn scar as a MarkOfShame due to his failure to protect someone, he's endured at least fifteen years of every kind of abuse by his monster of an adoptive father.
6th May '16 5:02:50 PM Lokoron
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* Austin from ''Literature/HollowPlaces'' has burns scars all over his body, a prosthetic right arm, and is missing the sight in one eye. All serve as reminders for the day he lost his sister to an attack drone, a loss he blames himself for. His half-blindness can be seen as symbolic for his overall view of himself.
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