Will probably launch as Pointless Band-Aid
For some reason, Bob wears an adhesive bandage strip
on his face, all the time. It's not because he cut himself shaving
, or because he's just suffered
some Amusing Injuries
--in fact, he doesn't seem to be hurt at all. Apparently, the band-aid's only purpose is as an accessory to make his character design more visually interesting, or to make him look cool
. Often shows up in animation, and is rarely commented on by the characters.
Compare Bandage Babe
- In the Ace Attorney series, Detective Gumshoe has been wearing a bandage in the same spot on his left cheek for at least seven years. It's almost-but-not-quite lampshaded in Investigations, when he asks, "Do I have something on my face or something?" to which the response is, "Well, actually..." The whole dialogue seems to be drawing attention to his Pointless Band-Aid, and then the punchline ends up being 'haha, it's your face' or something equally not-referencing the bandage.
- Subverted in Flame of Recca: Recca's friends think the bandage on his face is just to look cool, but it actually hides a katana scar he received as a baby.
- The main character of History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi uses one for no good reason (although he does get beat up a lot). He's actually nicknamed "Band-Aid" by one of the other characters.
- Tenchi Muyo GXP main character Seina Yamada wears a band-aid on his forehead most of the show. Initially it could be due to him being a Cosmic Plaything, but after being enhanced he's almost invulnerable and still keeps it, so it fits.
- Monta from Eyeshield 21 always wears a bandage on his nose as can be seen here. When a fan asked about this, it was confirmed he wears it just for decoration.
- Kazuma Suzuka from the video game Tokimeki Memorial: Girls' Side always wears a band-aid under his left eye, perhaps as a shorthand to indicate that he's into sports.
- Jim Morales of Code Lyoko always wears a bandaid on the cheek. He's sometimes seen putting on a fresh one, but we're never shown what's underneath.
- Rin from Naruto is always seen with bandaids on her face.
- Shishido from The Prince of Tennis always wears a bandaid near his left eye.
- Hip hop recording artist Nelly used to wear a small bandage on his cheekbone as a tribute to one of his "homies" who was in prison.
- Some sports players use Breathe-Right nasal strips, originally designed to alleviate snoring, supposedly to improve their oxygen intake and their performance; it is unclear whether this actually helps, or just provides a psychological edge, but some players are paid to wear them, so...