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16th May '17 6:53:36 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''{{Uglies}}'' series, Tally keep her cutting scars for the memories they provoke, even though medical technology in that future allows scars, skin and eye colour and even facial structure to be changed.

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* In the ''{{Uglies}}'' ''Literature/{{Uglies}}'' series, Tally keep her cutting scars for the memories they provoke, even though medical technology in that future allows scars, skin and eye colour and even facial structure to be changed.
16th May '17 2:04:03 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Tsukihime}}'' also deserves note, as Shiki possesses a gigantic wound in his chest from the 'accident' that gave him his Eyes of Death. Like Kenshin, this wound heals up when the story is complete and [[spoiler: He kills Roa/SHIKI]]. He still has Anemia, though.

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* ''{{Tsukihime}}'' ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' also deserves note, as Shiki possesses a gigantic wound in his chest from the 'accident' that gave him his Eyes of Death. Like Kenshin, this wound heals up when the story is complete and [[spoiler: He kills Roa/SHIKI]]. He still has Anemia, though.
16th May '17 1:11:40 PM DarkPhoenix94
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* In ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'', Harry has his usual forehead scar. He also acquires a pair of pale scars from [[spoiler: Daken killing him by stabbing him in the heart.]]
15th May '17 4:53:09 PM Prometheus117
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** Grimmjow intentionally employs this trope, preventing Orihime from healing the nasty chest scar he got from Ichigo during their second fight.

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** Grimmjow intentionally employs this trope, preventing Orihime from healing the nasty chest scar he got from Ichigo during their second fight. [[spoiler:He also kept the collarbone scar that Nnoitra gave him when he attacked him from behind]].
10th May '17 6:05:38 PM MarqFJA
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* Inverted in the ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' anime, where going blind seems to be as easily reversed as a slight scratch in your skin for Shiryu. Not so in the manga and Hades [=OVAs=] when he was rendered blind permanently. Ikki keeps a scar in his face from his training in Death Queen Island.

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* Inverted in the In ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' manga and Hades [=OVAs=], Shiryu was rendered blind permanently. Ikki also keeps a scar in his face from his training in Death Queen Island. Contrast that with the anime, where going blind Shiryu's blindness seems to be as easily reversed as a slight scratch in your skin for Shiryu. Not so in the manga and Hades [=OVAs=] when he was rendered blind permanently. Ikki keeps a scar in his face from his training in Death Queen Island.skin.



** Ultimate Doctor Doom has a weird take on it. For instance he was part of the original accident which gave the four their powers, him becoming the Chinese element of steel (living armor). Though he turns out to be able to heal any wound or disfigurement, yet his ''own'' spiky projectiles scarred him permanently, with him being unable to heal it. Invert, subvert, invert, very very vert bert.

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** Ultimate Doctor Doom has a weird take on zig-zags it. For instance he was part of the original accident which gave the four their powers, him becoming the Chinese element of steel (living armor). Though he turns out to be able to He can heal any wound or disfigurement, yet disfigurement inflicted by anything except his ''own'' own spiky projectiles scarred him permanently, with him being unable to projectiles. An injury from one of them won't heal it. Invert, subvert, invert, very very vert bert.and scars him permanently.



* Astonishingly averted in ''Film/ManWithTheScreamingBrain.'' Cole spends half the movie running around with his forehead [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Screaming-brain-bts-01.jpg looking like this]], but the epilogue reveals that he's completely healed up six months later.



* Averted in ''Film/ThePrincessBride''. Inigo points out his facial scars, but they're hard to notice before or after unless you're looking closely.

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* Averted in ''Film/ThePrincessBride''. In ''Film/ThePrincessBride'', Inigo points out his facial scars, but they're hard to notice before or after unless you're looking closely.



* Averted in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' despite Harry's huge scar collection. Injuries of wizards don't heal until the wound closes, like a normal person's- they heal until the injury is GONE. As in, there's no sign that the injury ever happened. This has happened several times to Harry; he's had a number of broken bones in his life, and yet not a single formerly shattered bone has any healed fractures. His bones simply look as if they've never been broken. He's in the middle of this process now with his left hand (which effectively melted when Harry's magical shield kept out the flames but didn't keep out the heat); over five books, it's gone from a lump of flesh the doctors wanted to amputate to a human hand again, albeit one with shiny red scars on the fingers, hand and palm.

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* Averted in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' despite Harry's huge scar collection. ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': Played straight for the wounds suffered by normal people, but averted for wizards. Injuries of wizards don't heal until the wound closes, like a normal person's- person's -- they heal until the injury is GONE. As in, there's no sign that the injury ever happened. This has happened several times to Harry; he's had a number of broken bones in his life, and yet not a single formerly shattered bone has any healed fractures. His bones simply look as if they've never been broken. He's in the middle of this process now with his left hand (which effectively melted when Harry's magical shield kept out the flames but didn't keep out the heat); over five books, it's gone from a lump of flesh the doctors wanted to amputate to a human hand again, albeit one with shiny red scars on the fingers, hand and palm.



* Averted and played straight in ''Literature/TheHungerGames''. The victors of the games have every last scar on their body removed by the Capitol's doctors. However other people aren't always quite so lucky and by ''Mockingjay'' nobody seems to be getting that treatment anymore. [[spoiler:Katniss and Peeta live the rest of their lives with burn scars.]]

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* Averted and played ''Literature/TheHungerGames'': Played straight for the average participant in ''Literature/TheHungerGames''. The the games. Averted for the victors of the games games, who have every last scar on their body removed by the Capitol's doctors. However other people aren't always quite so lucky and by By ''Mockingjay'' nobody seems to be getting that treatment anymore. [[spoiler:Katniss and Peeta live the rest of their lives with burn scars.]]



* Played with in Literature/DeadWest. Most of the characters are too young for the scars to fade totally away, and some are simply too deep for disappear. Niall is able to heal himself with very little traces, but from some angles, even the more than a decade old scars on his face are visible. He is also quite aware that he looks horrible with a body CoveredInScars, and mistakenly believes that it makes him appear entirely unappetizing. Gervas himself states that his own scars are hardly noticable, but still there. Notably averted with Niall's handprints on his abdomen, but it might be justified; he burned him pretty deep.

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* Played with in Literature/DeadWest. Literature/DeadWest: Most of the characters are too young for the scars to fade totally away, and some are simply too deep for disappear. Niall is able to heal himself with very little traces, but from some angles, even the more than a decade old scars on his face are visible. He is also quite aware that he looks horrible with a body CoveredInScars, and mistakenly believes that it makes him appear entirely unappetizing. Gervas himself states that his own scars are hardly noticable, but still there. Notably averted with Niall's handprints on his abdomen, but it might be justified; he burned him pretty deep.



* Averted, lampshaded, parodied and trampled into the ground by [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark "Black Friday"]]. Officer Krum, survivor of countless mall battles, of course wears a giant scar over his left eye. [[spoiler: When he dies, he pulls it off and hands it to Randy Marsh as a sort of commander insignia.]]

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* Averted, lampshaded, parodied and trampled into the ground Parodied by [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark "Black Friday"]]. Officer Krum, survivor of countless mall battles, of course wears a giant scar over his left eye. [[spoiler: When he dies, he pulls it off and hands it to Randy Marsh as a sort of commander insignia.]]
7th May '17 9:39:28 AM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries'': Ironhide has a small scar above his right eye befitting a 'Bot of his advanced years and Badassness. When he tranforms, it becomes a ding over his headlight.

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* ''Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries'': ''Film/TransformersFilmSeries'': Ironhide has a small scar above his right eye befitting a 'Bot of his advanced years and Badassness. When he tranforms, it becomes a ding over his headlight.
6th Apr '17 10:13:11 PM nombretomado
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* In ''PokemonSpecial'', [[spoiler:Ruby]] has a rather nasty one hidden underneath his hat that he received [[spoiler:by protecting Sapphire when they were children]]. Seriously, [[spoiler:seeing a little boy get his head slashed at and the same boy ''smiling'' with ''blood running down his head'', saying, "Look, I chased away the Salamence!"]] is something I really don't have words for.

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* In ''PokemonSpecial'', ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'': [[spoiler:Ruby]] has a rather nasty one hidden underneath his hat that he received [[spoiler:by protecting Sapphire when they were children]]. Seriously, [[spoiler:seeing a little boy get his head slashed at and the same boy ''smiling'' with ''blood running down his head'', saying, "Look, I chased away the Salamence!"]] is something I really don't have words for.
24th Mar '17 4:30:31 PM Landis
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** Evidence from other characters with the same healing factor (e.g. [[spoiler: [[BlindWithoutEm Renarin]], who stopped needing glasses halfway through the same book]]), as well as characters with similar powers throughout Franchise/TheCosmere, suggests that Kaladin's brands only remain because of his personal baggage.
24th Feb '17 8:29:40 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Sandor Clegane has serious burn scars on his face cause by his brother Gregor.
** Littlefinger recounts that he still bears a token of Brandon Stark's "esteem" from navel to collarbone.
** Tyrion bears a prominent scar from his wounding in the Battle of Blackwater.
** In addition to his missing hand, Jaime Lannister has several facial scars from his ordeal in the Riverlands.
** Jon Snow has a few scars from Orell's eagle attack.
** Theon's torso is mottled with scars from his ColdBloodedTorture and he is missing a few pieces besides.
21st Feb '17 10:40:40 AM Kakai
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* Defied in ''Literature/TheWitchlands'', when its mentioned at the end of the second book that Merik has to start hiding his face because his scars are beginning to heal.
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