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Purely Aesthetic Bandage
(permanent link) added: 2010-03-06 13:19:58 sponsor: the grene kni3t (last reply: 2010-03-06 13:19:58)

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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 and Sarashi.

  • 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...
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