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20th Nov '16 5:07:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* Lucia and Gale Glory in ''Manga/RaveMaster'' both received scars about ten years before the story began. Gale's seemed to have been there more [[RuleOfCool to make him look more]] BadAss, as it recieved no real attention even after we saw how he got it. Lucia's came from being grazed by three of god knows how many bullets were fired at him, and are used more to clue the readers in to who he is before they actually reveal his identity.

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* Lucia and Gale Glory in ''Manga/RaveMaster'' both received scars about ten years before the story began. Gale's seemed to have been there more [[RuleOfCool to make him look more]] BadAss, more badass]], as it recieved no real attention even after we saw how he got it. Lucia's came from being grazed by three of god knows how many bullets were fired at him, and are used more to clue the readers in to who he is before they actually reveal his identity.



** From the Marvel ''[[ComicBook/GIJoeARealAmericanHeroMarvel G.I. Joe]]'' comics, Snake-Eyes originally wore a mask because he was really ugly without it--burn scars and so on. About halfway through the comics' run, he got reconstructive surgery and looked pretty much normal afterward, except for a scar on his lip. He kept wearing the mask, mainly because he is supposed to be a BadAss ninja supercommando.

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** From the Marvel ''[[ComicBook/GIJoeARealAmericanHeroMarvel G.I. Joe]]'' comics, Snake-Eyes originally wore a mask because he was really ugly without it--burn scars and so on. About halfway through the comics' run, he got reconstructive surgery and looked pretty much normal afterward, except for a scar on his lip. He kept wearing the mask, mainly because he is supposed to be a BadAss badass ninja supercommando.
12th Nov '16 6:24:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* Creator/SeanBean received a scar above one of his eyes while filming ''Film/PatriotGames''[[note]]For those wondering, it's when Jack Ryan hits Sean Miller in the head with a boathook. The subsequent cut on Miller's face is not makeup.[[/note]]. Depending on how {{badass}} Bean's characters are supposed to be, he may have it covered up or enhanced with makeup.

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* Creator/SeanBean received a scar above one of his eyes while filming ''Film/PatriotGames''[[note]]For those wondering, it's when Jack Ryan hits Sean Miller in the head with a boathook. The subsequent cut on Miller's face is not makeup.[[/note]]. Depending on how {{badass}} badass Bean's characters are supposed to be, he may have it covered up or enhanced with makeup.



** [[{{Badass}} Garrus Vakarian]] takes a missile to the face and boy does it leave a mark (oddly enough, this trope applies to his armour too, which he leaves damaged, presumably to make him even more intimidating).

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** [[{{Badass}} Garrus Vakarian]] Vakarian takes a missile to the face and boy does it leave a mark (oddly enough, this trope applies to his armour too, which he leaves damaged, presumably to make him even more intimidating).
25th Oct '16 3:40:28 PM nombretomado
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* As [[Gensokyo20XX Gensokyo 20XXV]] reveals, Yukari has a scar on one of her hips in the shape of "売女", the kanji for "whore", the which she gained during imprisonment [[http://i2.pixiv.net/img-original/img/2015/01/11/04/38/10/48111069_p0.jpg]]. Likewise, Ran has scars she had obtained during the events of 20XXII (scalded with hot water), 20XXIII (burns from nuclear blast), and 20XXIV (attempted suicide)[[http://i4.pixiv.net/img-original/img/2014/05/22/05/55/38/43638875_p0.jpg]] and, apparently, she was self-conscious about them, as 20XXV mentions her trying to cover them.

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* As [[Gensokyo20XX ''[[Fanfic/Gensokyo20XX Gensokyo 20XXV]] 20XXV]]'' reveals, Yukari has a scar on one of her hips in the shape of "売女", the kanji for "whore", the which she gained during imprisonment [[http://i2.pixiv.net/img-original/img/2015/01/11/04/38/10/48111069_p0.jpg]]. Likewise, Ran has scars she had obtained during the events of 20XXII (scalded with hot water), 20XXIII (burns from nuclear blast), and 20XXIV (attempted suicide)[[http://i4.pixiv.net/img-original/img/2014/05/22/05/55/38/43638875_p0.jpg]] and, apparently, she was self-conscious about them, as 20XXV mentions her trying to cover them.
13th Oct '16 5:32:13 AM Morgenthaler
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** ''ComicBook/AgeOfTheWolf'': Rowan Morrigan is clawed by a werewolf on her face, though they make her look pretty cute. She retains the scars for the rest of her life.

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** ''ComicBook/AgeOfTheWolf'': Rowan Morrigan is clawed by a werewolf on her face, though they [[GoodScarsEvilScars make her look pretty cute.cute]]. She retains the scars for the rest of her life.
13th Oct '16 4:12:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/ThargsFutureShocks'': An old man tells someone that he used to be the most famous gladiator in the galaxy before he was finally defeated by another champion, who left a visible scar on his face. He then had his scar removed and his memory sold off to a company so people can experience his life. The man he was talking to turns out to have a huge scar over his head, as a true gladiator would never remove it.

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* ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'':
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''ComicBook/ThargsFutureShocks'': An old man tells someone that he used to be the most famous gladiator in the galaxy before he was finally defeated by another champion, who left a visible scar on his face. He then had his scar removed and his memory sold off to a company so people can experience his life. The man he was talking to turns out to have a huge scar over his head, as a true gladiator would never remove it.it.
** ''ComicBook/AgeOfTheWolf'': Rowan Morrigan is clawed by a werewolf on her face, though they make her look pretty cute. She retains the scars for the rest of her life.
10th Oct '16 10:09:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[Literature/RealmOfTheElderlings Fitz]] got numerous scars and his namesake [[SkunkStripe badgerlock]] in Creator/RobinHobb's ''Royal Assassin'' when [[spoiler:he was tortured in Regal's dungeons]]. Later, in the follow-up ''Tawny Man'' trilogy, [[spoiler:an out of control Skill-healing erases the scars, including the one on his scalp, and heals the permanent damage done by that torture]].

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* [[Literature/RealmOfTheElderlings Fitz]] ''Literature/RealmOfTheElderlings'': Fitz got numerous scars and his namesake [[SkunkStripe badgerlock]] in Creator/RobinHobb's ''Royal Assassin'' when [[spoiler:he was tortured in Regal's dungeons]]. Later, in the follow-up ''Tawny Man'' trilogy, [[spoiler:an out of control Skill-healing erases the scars, including the one on his scalp, and heals the permanent damage done by that torture]].



* In the GauntsGhosts novels, many character suffer permanent damage. Of particular significance is a chainsword scar across Gaunt's stomach -- pointed out as noticeable even among his other scars -- and Merrt's jaw, which makes his speech difficult and lost him his snipper skills.

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* In the GauntsGhosts Literature/GauntsGhosts novels, many character suffer permanent damage. Of particular significance is a chainsword scar across Gaunt's stomach -- pointed out as noticeable even among his other scars -- and Merrt's jaw, which makes his speech difficult and lost him his snipper skills.
6th Oct '16 11:15:32 PM Tron80
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* ''Fanfic/GhostsOfEvangelion'': Asuka never lost her war scars. Six years after the FinalBattle she still wears them:
-->Asuka pulled up her shirt, revealing the scars covering her belly. "I didn't have these before," she said.
4th Oct '16 4:00:27 PM nighttrainfm
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* Zuko's burn scar in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. Katara did offer to heal it once, but owing to a combination of circumstances, it never happened. [[FetishFuel The fangirls would have been outraged]] if it had, anyway.
** [[{{Shipping}} Only some]] [[IntimateHealing of them]]. The lead-up shots were bad enough in terms of keeping that ship afloat...
** 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 makers still take plenty of opportunities to remind us that, yes, Aang has a huge scar on his back. It also serves as a plot point. 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.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
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Zuko's iconic burn scar in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''.scar. Katara did offer to heal it once, but owing to a combination of circumstances, it never happened. [[FetishFuel The fangirls would have been outraged]] if it had, anyway.
** [[{{Shipping}} Only some]] [[IntimateHealing of them]]. The lead-up shots were bad enough in terms of keeping that ship afloat...
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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'']]. lightning''.]] Even if it is on his back (where it could be easily concealed), the makers writers still take plenty of opportunities to remind us that, yes, Aang has a huge scar on his back. It also serves as a plot point.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.]]



* 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.
* Ratchet on ''TransformersAnimated'' has a dinged crest and a cut in his arm despite being a robot doctor. He deliberately didn't fix the former or replace the device that went it to the former to remember "for those who can't." [[spoiler: Most notably Arcee, who lost her memory when Ratchet was forced to wipe it so she couldn't be interrogated.]]

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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 at Lin]]. 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.
* Ratchet on ''TransformersAnimated'' ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' has a dinged crest and a cut in his arm despite being a robot doctor. He deliberately didn't fix the former or replace the device that went it to the former to remember "for those who can't." [[spoiler: Most notably Arcee, who lost her memory when Ratchet was forced to wipe it so she couldn't be interrogated.]]
25th Sep '16 10:00:48 AM RustyBill
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* In AndreNorton's TheTimeTraders series, Time Agent Ross Murdock carries burn scars on his left hand as the result of an encounter with the Baldies. On one planet, he is known as "Firehand" (and features prominently in the eponymous book).
25th Sep '16 9:41:06 AM SpocktorWho
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* In the ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E22AllHellBreaksLoosePartTwo "All Hell Breaks Loose, Part Two" (S02, Ep22)]] when Sam comes back from the dead, his internal life threatening injuries are gone and he seems well, but he has a healed rough red scar from his mid thoracic region to upper lumbar region and a little soreness over the scar. This is the only reminder of a fatal stab wound inflected with SuperStrength only one day prior.

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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''
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In the ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E22AllHellBreaksLoosePartTwo "All Hell Breaks Loose, Part Two" (S02, Ep22)]] when Sam comes back from the dead, his internal life threatening injuries are gone and he seems well, but he has a healed rough red scar from his mid thoracic region to upper lumbar region and a little soreness over the scar. This is the only reminder of a fatal stab wound inflected with SuperStrength only one day prior. prior.
** Subverted when Castiel [[spoiler:resurrects Dean at the start of season four, pulling his soul out of Hell and revitalizing his body.]] Dean comments that all of his previous scars and breaks are gone, and happily declares that he is technically a virgin again. Although Castiel did give him one new scar in the hand print on his shoulder.
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