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13th Dec '17 4:43:38 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheChroniclesOfTaras'', Cutter is named for the scars she put on her arms and back because [[DisproportionateRetribution her parents wouldn't let her get tattoos.]]

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* In ''TheChroniclesOfTaras'', ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfTaras'', Cutter is named for the scars she put on her arms and back because [[DisproportionateRetribution her parents wouldn't let her get tattoos.]]



* 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.

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* 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.
1st Dec '17 2:02:38 PM Chabal2
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* ''ComicBook/UsagiYojimbo'': Miyamoto Usagi has a scar on his forehead from a wound he took at Adachigahara, where his lord died and he became a {{ronin}}.

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* ''ComicBook/UsagiYojimbo'': Miyamoto Usagi has a scar on his forehead from a wound he took at Adachigahara, where his lord died and he became a {{ronin}}. Due to the art style, it gives him a permanent FascinatingEyebrow.


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** Averted by TheAntichrist in the third book, who ended up scratching his [[spoiler:[[Literature/HarryPotter lightningbolt-shaped]] scar off.


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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'': Before the Heresy, Lucius the Eternal was one of the best-looking Emperor's Children, until one day his nose was irreparably broken in a fight with a Space Wolf. He later received another scar, and after the Heresy his face is a nightmarish roadmap of scar tissue, some self-inflicted. And the "Forever" part is no exaggeration- every time he's killed, he slowly reincarnates into the killer, who is then just another screaming face in Lucius' armor.
27th Nov '17 9:04:32 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* ''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': Basilard Bladi's hands are covered in tiny beak scars from a typical novice mission; scoop poop out of a bird monster's nest. That was back when he was a teenager. His right palm also has a long scar from grabbing Blood Drinker by the blade, before it was his own sword.

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* ''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': ''Literature/JourneyToChaos'':
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Basilard Bladi's hands are covered in tiny beak scars from a typical novice mission; scoop poop out of a bird monster's nest. That was back when he was a teenager. His right palm also has a long scar from grabbing Blood Drinker by the blade, before it was his own sword.sword.
** Tiza invokes this by insisting that Nolien leave a scar on her shield arm from where a Xethras bit her, so she can show it off later. Sure enough, she's impressing trainee royal soldiers with it while recounting the story. [[spoiler: More importantly, it is an emotional connection between her and Nolien, which comes in handy when Nolien mana mutates.]]
16th Nov '17 9:07:13 AM AgentKyles
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** During her [[TyrantTakesTheHelm reign]] at Hogwarts, [[Characters/HarryPotter Professor Umbridge]] forces Harry to write "I must not tell lies" on his own hand with a bloodwriting pen specifically designed to scar the lines into the body. It's a slow and painful processes that ensures that the writer would never forget. Indeed, for the rest of the series whenever something bad with the Ministry or Umbridge comes up, the scar on Harry's hand always comes up.

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** During her [[TyrantTakesTheHelm reign]] at Hogwarts, [[Characters/HarryPotter [[SadistTeacher Professor Umbridge]] forces Harry to write "I must not tell lies" on his own hand with a bloodwriting pen specifically designed to scar the lines into the body. It's a slow and painful processes that ensures that the writer would never forget. Indeed, for the rest of the series whenever something bad with the Ministry or Umbridge comes up, the scar on Harry's hand always comes up.
3rd Nov '17 10:00:20 PM AtticusOmundson
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->''"He'll have that scar forever."''
-->-- '''Dumbledore''', ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone''

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->''"He'll have that scar forever."''
->'''Shen:''' How did you find peace? I took away your parents, everything! I-I scarred you for life!
->'''Po:''' See, that's the thing, Shen. Scars heal.
->'''Shen:''' No, they don't. ''Wounds'' heal.
-->-- '''Dumbledore''', ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone''
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31st Oct '17 8:00:40 PM FactoidCow
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* In ''Film/X2XMenUnited'', Mystique reveals that she still has scars from when Wolverine stabbed her in [[Film/XMen1 the previous film]]. She even retains them when she shapeshifts.
10th Oct '17 1:31:49 PM Max96
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* Eleonore von Wittenburg in ''VisualNovel/DiesIrae'', like all Ewigkeit users, has HealingFactor, but her face burn hasn't faded even in 60 years.
26th Sep '17 8:15:56 PM AuraXtreme
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** The most iconic scar in the series probably goes to Squall Leonhart in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII''. However, the game opens with him and his rival Seifer both getting their scars on the same day as the game's events begin, so for once it actually makes sense for them to still sport them since the game only takes place over a short time period. However, the trademark scars they share are so iconic they are even present for their very different roles in ''KingdomHearts,'' and we are given no explanation for how either got them, so it's safe to say this is played straight outside of the source game.

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** The most iconic scar in the series probably goes to Squall Leonhart in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII''. However, the game opens with him and his rival Seifer both getting their scars on the same day as the game's events begin, so for once it actually makes sense for them to still sport them since the game only takes place over a short time period. However, the trademark scars they share are so iconic they are even present for their very different roles in ''KingdomHearts,'' ''Franchise/KingdomHearts,'' and we are given no explanation for how either got them, them[[note]]Squall is a survivor of a Heartless-torn world, but Seifer is a town bully in a world with ''no sharp weapons'', so...[[/note]] so it's safe to say this trope is played straight outside of the source game.present in a meta sense.
27th Aug '17 6:26:48 PM TheSinful
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* After Death Eaters attack the Burrow in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11674317/18/When-Harry-met-Wednesday When Harry met Wednesday]]'', Fleur has several scars on her face from both a dark curse and an explosion which expose some of her teeth and her left cheekbone. She spends weeks keeping her face wrapped in scarves to cover them before a misunderstood remark by Morticia has her rip them off in anger.
6th Aug '17 10:26:26 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
** Zuko's iconic burn scar. Katara did offer to heal it once, but owing to a combination of circumstances, it never happened. Word of God states the Spirit Water would not have worked anyway. If you doubt this, consider it saved Aang's life but he still had a big fat scar.
*** On that note, Aang's scar, incurred when [[spoiler: Azula shot him in the center of the spine ''with lightning''.]] Even if it is on his back (where it could be easily concealed), the writers still take plenty of opportunities to remind us that, yes, Aang has a huge scar on his back. He also has a scar on the bottom of his foot, from the same injury. This is also a case of ShownTheirWork since real lightning strike victims often have the electrical current exit through their feet. The scar is also a plot point, as it messes up Aang's chi and prevents him using the Avatar State [[spoiler: until Ozai accidentally backs him into a rock spur, jarring it.]]
*** Zuko gets a matching scar on his chest from a lightning attack during the series finale.
* In sequel series ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', Lin Bei Fong has two small scars on her right cheek, which she got as a young woman when [[spoiler:attempting to arrest her half-sister Suyin, who proceeded to cut the metal whip restraining her, causing it to accidentally backlash at Lin.]] Also, Zuko's scar has not changed a single bit after 70 years. The endurance of that scar makes him the poster boy for this trope, as shown above.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
''Franchise/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
** Zuko's iconic burn scar. scar, as shown in the page image. Katara did offer offers to heal it once, once in the original ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', but owing to a combination of circumstances, circumstances it never happened. happens, and Word of God states the Spirit Water would not have worked anyway. If anyway (if you doubt this, consider that it saved Aang's life but he still had a ''without'' healing his big fat scar.
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scar). 70 years later in sequel series ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', Zuko's scar has not changed a single bit.
** Another example in the original ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' is
Aang's scar, incurred when [[spoiler: Azula shot [[spoiler:Azula shoots him in the center of the spine ''with lightning''.]] lightning'']]. Even if it is on his back (where it could be easily concealed), the writers still take plenty of opportunities to remind us that, yes, Aang has a huge scar on his back. He also has a scar on the bottom of his foot, from the same injury. This is also a case of ShownTheirWork since real lightning strike victims often have the electrical current exit through their feet. The scar is also a plot point, as it messes up Aang's chi and prevents him using the Avatar State [[spoiler: until [[spoiler:until Ozai accidentally backs knocks him into a rock spur, jarring it.]]
*** Zuko gets a matching scar on
which reactivates his chest from a lightning attack during the series finale.
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In sequel series ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', Lin Bei Fong has two small scars on her right cheek, which she got as a young woman when [[spoiler:attempting to arrest her half-sister Suyin, who proceeded to cut the metal whip restraining her, causing it to accidentally backlash snap back at Lin.]] Also, Zuko's scar has not changed a single bit after 70 years. The endurance of that scar makes him the poster boy for this trope, as shown above.Lin]].
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