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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.
*** On that note,
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.
*
chi]].
**
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]].
12th Jul '17 1:21:57 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'' generally avoids this: cellular regeneration technology allows for near perfect healing of most injuries. However, Louise cannot regenerate her right hand after it's blown off by a Gundam Throne attack, because the Thrones' weapons use toxic GN particles that interfere with the regeneration treatments. She gets a prosthetic instead, which doesn't seamlessly integrate with her arm. Not explained is [[FridgeLogic why they couldn't just amputate her arm further up from where the GN poisoning was, then regenerate it]].

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* ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'' generally avoids this: cellular regeneration technology allows for near perfect healing of most injuries. However, Louise cannot regenerate her right hand after it's blown off by a Gundam Throne attack, because the Thrones' weapons use toxic GN particles that interfere with the regeneration treatments. She gets a prosthetic instead, which doesn't seamlessly integrate with her arm. Not explained is [[FridgeLogic why they couldn't just amputate her arm further up from where the GN poisoning was, then regenerate it]].
29th Jun '17 4:28:38 PM LinTaylor
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* In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'', the scar Yzak got when fighting against Kira is kept for the entirety of ''Seed'', but is removed by the time he reappears in ''Seed Destiny''.
** HandWaved that Yzak ''could'' have gotten it removed at any time, but saw it as symbolic of his grudge against Kira (who inflicted it) and thus didn't.

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* In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'', the Yzak gets a rather nasty scar Yzak got when fighting against Kira is kept for and swears to keep it until he defeats the entirety of ''Seed'', but is removed by Strike Gundam. By the time he reappears in ''Seed Destiny''.
** HandWaved that Yzak ''could'' have
of the sequel he's gotten it removed at any time, but saw it as symbolic of over his grudge against Kira (who inflicted it) grudge, made peace with Kira, and thus didn't.had the damage surgically repaired.
24th Jun '17 12:08:36 PM BloodPlum
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* In the Naruto fanfic [[Fanfic/SugarPlums Sugar Plums]] it's actually explains why shinobi despite their violence heavy lives don't have many scars. Their chakra will perfectly heal wounds and leave no scar tissue provided it isn't too low when their injuries are healing. Which means when a shinobi DOES get scars it's clear evidence that not only were they hurt but also they were dangerously low on chakra when it happened so they or a medical nin wasn't present to prevent the scar tissue from forming. As such the main character Ume who [[spoiler:has lower than average chakra]] is [[CoveredwitScars covered with scars]].

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* In the Naruto fanfic [[Fanfic/SugarPlums Sugar Plums]] it's actually explains why shinobi despite their violence heavy lives don't have many scars. Their chakra will perfectly heal wounds and leave no scar tissue provided it isn't too low when their injuries are healing. Which means when a shinobi DOES get scars it's clear evidence that not only were they hurt but also they were dangerously low on chakra when it happened so they or a medical nin wasn't present to prevent the scar tissue from forming. As such the main character Ume who [[spoiler:has lower than average chakra]] is [[CoveredwitScars [[CoveredwithScars covered with scars]].
24th Jun '17 12:08:17 PM BloodPlum
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* In the Naruto fanfic [[Fanfic/SugarPlums Sugar Plums]] it's actually explains why shinobi despite their violence heavy lives don't have many scars. Their chakra will perfectly heal wounds and leave no scar tissue provided it isn't too low when their injuries are healing. Which means when a shinobi DOES get scars it's clear evidence that not only were they hurt but also they were dangerously low on chakra when it happened so they or a medical nin wasn't present to prevent the scar tissue from forming. As such the main character Ume who [[spoiler:has lower than average chakra]] is covered with scars.

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* In the Naruto fanfic [[Fanfic/SugarPlums Sugar Plums]] it's actually explains why shinobi despite their violence heavy lives don't have many scars. Their chakra will perfectly heal wounds and leave no scar tissue provided it isn't too low when their injuries are healing. Which means when a shinobi DOES get scars it's clear evidence that not only were they hurt but also they were dangerously low on chakra when it happened so they or a medical nin wasn't present to prevent the scar tissue from forming. As such the main character Ume who [[spoiler:has lower than average chakra]] is [[CoveredwitScars covered with scars.scars]].
24th Jun '17 12:06:38 PM BloodPlum
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* In the Naruto fanfic [[Fanfic/SugarPlums Sugar Plums]] it's actually explains why shinobi despite their violence heavy lives don't have many scars. Their chakra will perfectly heal wounds and leave no scar tissue provided it isn't too low when their injuries are healing. Which means when a shinobi DOES get scars it's clear evidence that not only were they hurt but also they were dangerously low on chakra when it happened so they or a medical nin wasn't present to preven the scar tissue from forming. As such the main character Ume who [[spoiler:has lower than average chakra]] is covered with scars.

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* In the Naruto fanfic [[Fanfic/SugarPlums Sugar Plums]] it's actually explains why shinobi despite their violence heavy lives don't have many scars. Their chakra will perfectly heal wounds and leave no scar tissue provided it isn't too low when their injuries are healing. Which means when a shinobi DOES get scars it's clear evidence that not only were they hurt but also they were dangerously low on chakra when it happened so they or a medical nin wasn't present to preven prevent the scar tissue from forming. As such the main character Ume who [[spoiler:has lower than average chakra]] is covered with scars.
24th Jun '17 12:06:27 PM BloodPlum
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* In the Naruto fanfic [[Fanfic/SugarPlums Sugar Plums]] it's actually explains why shinobi despite their violence heavy lives don't have many scars. Their chakra will perfectly heal wounds and leave no scar tissue provided it isn't too low when their injuries are healing. Which means when a shinobi DOES get scars it's clear evidence that not only were they hurt they were dangerously low on chakra when it happened and thus didn't have chakra to spare to heal the injury without scarring. As such the main character Ume who [[spoiler:has lower than average chakra]] is covered with scars.

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* In the Naruto fanfic [[Fanfic/SugarPlums Sugar Plums]] it's actually explains why shinobi despite their violence heavy lives don't have many scars. Their chakra will perfectly heal wounds and leave no scar tissue provided it isn't too low when their injuries are healing. Which means when a shinobi DOES get scars it's clear evidence that not only were they hurt but also they were dangerously low on chakra when it happened and thus didn't have chakra so they or a medical nin wasn't present to spare to heal preven the injury without scarring.scar tissue from forming. As such the main character Ume who [[spoiler:has lower than average chakra]] is covered with scars.
24th Jun '17 12:04:09 PM BloodPlum
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* In the Naruto fanfic [[Fanfic/SugarPlums]] it's actually explains why shinobi despite their violence heavy lives don't have many scars. Their chakra will perfectly heal wounds and leave no scar tissue provided it isn't too low when their injuries are healing. Which means when a shinobi DOES get scars it's clear evidence that not only were they hurt they were dangerously low on chakra when it happened and thus didn't have chakra to spare to heal the injury without scarring. As such the main character Ume who [[spoiler:has lower than average chakra]] is covered with scars.

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* In the Naruto fanfic [[Fanfic/SugarPlums]] [[Fanfic/SugarPlums Sugar Plums]] it's actually explains why shinobi despite their violence heavy lives don't have many scars. Their chakra will perfectly heal wounds and leave no scar tissue provided it isn't too low when their injuries are healing. Which means when a shinobi DOES get scars it's clear evidence that not only were they hurt they were dangerously low on chakra when it happened and thus didn't have chakra to spare to heal the injury without scarring. As such the main character Ume who [[spoiler:has lower than average chakra]] is covered with scars.
24th Jun '17 12:03:40 PM BloodPlum
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* In the Naruto fanfic [[Fanfic/SugarPlums]] it's actually explains why shinobi despite their violence heavy lives don't have many scars. Their chakra will perfectly heal wounds and leave no scar tissue provided it isn't too low when their injuries are healing. Which means when a shinobi DOES get scars it's clear evidence that not only were they hurt they were dangerously low on chakra when it happened and thus didn't have chakra to spare to heal the injury without scarring. As such the main character Ume who [[spoiler:has lower than average chakra]] is covered with scars.
4th Jun '17 3:41:08 PM TheSinful
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* Jen has a rather distinctive scar on her wrist in ''Fanfic/PrincessOfTheBlacks''. Even replacing her arm after it's cut off doesn't get rid of it as the new one scars over immediately; according to Priest, it's because Jen's soul is scarred, not her body.
* Harry Potter in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11669575/39/For-Love-of-Magic For Love of Magic]]'' has numerous scars that can't be healed due to their cursed nature. Such scars include runes he carved into his own skin, a burn scar on his arm from a semi-botched cast of cursed fire, and lacerations on his face from a fight with a Lich.



* ''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.

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* ''Film/TransformersFilmSeries'': Ironhide has a small scar above his right eye befitting a 'Bot of his advanced years and Badassness. When he tranforms, transforms, it becomes a ding over his headlight.
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