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[[caption-width-right:350:... You look different, Harvey. [[DidYouGetANewHaircut New haircut?]]]]
%%This quote is mentioned below, in the relevant section. If you move it to the quotes page, please change the mention so it refers to the quotes page instead of the top of the page.

%%'''NOTE: Much like in the NightmareFuel page, I don't want to see the main image changed into something that will make most tropers piss their pants just by looking at it. The Two-Face image, to me, is just as effective as the image of ''[[Franchise/{{Terminator}} The Terminator]]''; it shows the idea of the trope enough without being too horrific about it.'''

->'''Sean Archer:''' I want to take his face... off. Eyes, nose, skin, teeth. It's coming off.\\
'''Dietrich:''' ''(to guards)'' No more drugs for that man.
-->-- ''Film/FaceOff''

Much like audiences get [[{{Squick}} squicked out]] by horrible things happening to our {{body|Horror}} or our {{eye|Scream}}s, so too do they get absolutely sickened by the thought of something horrible (and permanent!) happening to our faces. It's the #1 part of the body we use for socializing and is strongly tied to our sense of personal identity, so in essence, destroying a person's face is the equivalent to destroying his or her life. It can often lead to a NightmareFace, but if the victim is lucky, he can maybe at least achieve the level of TheWoobie or even UglyCute. This trope can include those who die from the disfigurement, but it's more effective (and more horrifying) to have the victim live with it.

Compare and contrast to NightmareFace. The main difference between these two tropes is that Facial Horror deals specifically with severe mutilation of most or all of the face, whereas NightmareFace covers exceptionally scary faces in general.

Interestingly, even the most gruesome examples of this trope will often, like the page picture, [[EyesAreUnbreakable leave the eyes completely intact]]. Perhaps this is to emphasize the facial disfigurement by contrast, or merely a sign that EyeScream is a whole different level of horror.

See also GlasgowGrin, MouthStitchedShut, TearOffYourFace.

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!!Examples:

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' invokes this trope several times, most of them involving [[GoodThingYouCanHeal Alucard]]. The worst is probably Zorin Blitz, who gets her face cheese-grated down a hallway by a [[UnstoppableRage supremely pissed-off]] and newly-awakened [[spoiler:Seras]], leaving only ragged strips of skin. Towards the end [[spoiler: Heinkel Wolfe]] ends up suffering this trope when the Captain (nonlethally) shoots her through the mouth, giving her a GlasgowGrin and forcing her to wear bandages over it for the rest of her life.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist:''
** Tim Marcoh had his face damaged by Scar so people wouldn't recognize him during his travels.
** Scar himself may count as a minor example, but his face isn't really ''disfigured'' like most of the examples here.
** When Roy Mustang burns them to death, Lust and Envy both have their faces destroyed before they die.
** [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist The 2003 anime]] has [[spoiler:Frank Archer, who lost half his face ''[[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe and half of the rest of his body]]'' while fighting in Lior. The half of his body that was destroyed was eventually replaced by automail.]]
* In ''Anime/CorpseParty: Another Child'', there are the three ghosts of the children murdered in the [[EldritchLocation Heavenly Host Elementary School]]. The teacher who killed them used a scissors to mutilate them, prompting their spirits to seek revenge on the unlucky victims transported and trapped in the dilapidated school by killing them the same way as was done to them. Out of the three ghosts, Tokiko is the most worse for wear. This is because while the other two ghosts, Yuki and Ryou, only lost an eye and tongues, Tokiko lost the [[http://mangafox.me/manga/corpse_party_another_child/v01/c004/32.html ENTIRE TOP HALF OF HER HEAD, LEAVING NOTHING BUT AN EXPOSED TONGUE AND LOWER JAW]]
** This example also provokes some FridgeLogic if one is knowledgeable about skeletal anatomy, though that could be chalked off to RuleOfScary.
* In ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' one of the white suit's face is ground off from having it held down on the railroad tracks. From a MOVING train.
* In ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', Jagi's already-ugly face becomes hideously bloated towards the top after [[TheHero Kenshiro]] fights him for the first time. Afterward, he's never seen without his helmet on. One {{Mook}} walks in on him sleeping and sees his face, and is extremely terrified. [[DisproportionateRetribution Jagi kills him for this]].
* Happens to [[spoiler:Mello]] from ''Manga/DeathNote'' after he blows up his own base.
* Minor character Hannya from ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' did this to himself in order to become a perfect spy, capable of wearing any mask. Specifically, he burnt his lips, sawed off his nose, shattered his cheekbones and chopped off his ears.
* In the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime, the victims of having their memories altered by Beheeyem have their faces become Beheeyem-like.
* In ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' Part 7, Gyro uses the Super Spin technique to prematurely age half of [[spoiler: Valentine's]] face.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ComicBook/TwoFace from ''Franchise/{{Batman}}''. As mentioned below, it's especially gruesome in {{New 52}}, the Nolan films, and the ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries''.
** Also happened to SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker during the incident with the vat of acid.
*** Taken UpToEleven in the {{New 52}}, especially when ''ComicBook/DeathOfTheFamily'' comes around.
*** Before the reboot, there was also a character called "No-Face", a perfectly harmless inmate at Arkham who lost most of the skin from his face in an accident, and the "Hamburger Lady", a middle-aged woman who might have been hideously disfigured... or might just ''think'' she is.
* SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom from ''ComicBook/FantasticFour''.
* ComicBook/JonahHex.
* Arseface from ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}''
* In ''ComicBook/RedHoodAndTheOutlaws'' #17's end, [[spoiler:a trap the Joker left in Jason's helmet sets off, sending Joker Venom all over him and scarring him deeply. He remains unconscious until the end of #18, and doesn't have his face shown in that time]].
* In ''Snarfquest'', Snarf and others assume that Aveeare ([[FishOutOfWater a robot stranded in a fantasy world]]) is a victim of this trope, mistaken the circuits and gears under his faceplate for scar tissue.
* ''ComicBook/TheSandman'' has Mazikeen, Lucifer's lover/[[TheDragon Dragon]]. One side of her face is beautiful, while the other side is horribly mangled and appears to be rotting. She considers the disfigured half a point of pride, as it [[RedRightHand symbolizes her demonic heritage.]] When it gets healed against her will, [[BerserkButton she takes it rather poorly.]]
** Some context: Mazikeen is a [[OurDemonsAreDifferent one of the Lilim]], and her half-rotted face is the result of deliberate shapeshifting choice instead of injury. She could have "healed" herself at any time. But when she is "healed" by an outside party, she's bound into one shape, which she hates.
* In ''ComicBook/TheTransformersIDW'', Soundwave gets shot in the head. It takes him out for several issues, and when he's brought out of his coma, he now has a TwoFaced appearance and cannot talk because his voice box has been damaged. In the sequel ComicBook/TransformersRobotsInDisguise, he's been fixed as of issue 13.
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[[folder:Fan Fiction]]
* [[GoodShepherd Priest]] suffers this in ''[[FanFic/FalloutEquestriaProjectHorizons Project Horizons]]'' when [[OurGhoulsAreCreepier Sanguine]] [[BreathWeapon blows]] [[DeadlyGas Pink Cloud]] in his face, melting his eyes and sealing his mouth and nose shut.
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[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'' has The Clown with the Tear-away Face.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* How Harvey Dent becomes Two-Face in ''Film/TheDarkKnight''. As pictured above, this is particularly gruesome, as you can see the guy's jaw bones.
** Aside from Harvey, the Joker's habit of threatening to give his victims {{Glasgow grin}}s invokes this trope. You don't actually get to see any of them happen, though.
* How Harvey Dent becomes Two-Face in ''Film/BatmanForever''. Unlike the Two-Face of ''The Dark Knight'', the facial scarring was the result of an acid attack by underworld kingpin Boss Maroni.
** This is also how Jack Napier became SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker in ''Film/{{Batman}}''; a combination of being shot through the face and a ''huge'' vat of acid. Later, he disfigures his girlfriend Alicia by corroding half her face.
* Similarly, how Creator/LiamNeeson's character becomes the title character in ''Film/{{Darkman}}''
* An infamous scene where a man caves in another man's face with a fire extinguisher in ''Film/{{Irreversible}}''.
* A similar scene in ''Film/PansLabyrinth'', except with the bottom of a bottle of wine. And later on, [[spoiler: the villain is given half a GlasgowGrin with a kitchen knife.]]
* ''Franchise/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'', though the extent of Phantom's facial scarring has [[ProgressivelyPrettier noticeably decreased with each adaptation]].
** Creator/LonChaney's skull-like face in [[Film/ThePhantomOfTheOpera1925 the 1925 silent film]], which close to the description given in [[Literature/ThePhantomOfTheOpera the original novel]].
** The Phantom in [[Film/ThePhantomOfTheOpera1989 the 1989 version]] has no skin around his head at all, and his "mask" is a patchwork of skin that he has taken from his victims.
* GaryOldman's character in ''Film/{{Hannibal}}''. [[http://www.killerfilm.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/gary-oldman-hannibal-300x199.jpg Here.]]
* The ''Pride'' victim in ''Film/{{Se7en}}''.
* Christiane's faceless state in ''Film/EyesWithoutAFace''.
* Franchise/{{Terminator}}, in all of the movies, takes plenty of face damage, to show off the cybernetics underneath.
* Freddy Krueger, the iconic dream demon from ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet'', has extensive burns all over his body, the result of the parents of Elm Street taking the law into their own hands during his days as the Springwood Slasher.
* Similarly, over time the mute colossus Jason Voorhees from ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'' has taken some serious facial damage. Notably, he took a boat motor to the face in [[Film/FridayThe13thPartVIJasonLives part six]]. It's little wonder he's seldom seen without his trademark hockey mask.
* The SoBadItsGood b-movie ''Truth or Dare: A Critical Madness'' has Mike Strauber, a man who, among other things, cuts a chunk of his own face off when dared to do so.
* Seth Brundle's face falls off in a slimy mess near the end of ''Film/TheFly''.
** And in the sequel, a security guard gets a face full of acid vomit from Brundle's son. The worst part is, he's still breathing afterwards.
* LeslieNielsen's character in ''Film/SurfNinjas'' has half of his face squished by an elephant, forcing him to wear a half-mask a la ''The Phantom of the Opera''.
* ''Film/TheGoldenVoyageOfSinbad''. In the {{Backstory}} the Grand Vizier of Maravia had his whole head badly scarred by a fireball (think melted wax). He wears a helmet all through the movie, until near the end when he takes it off to frighten some natives with his hideous face.
* Mel Gibson in ''The Man Without A Face''.
* In ''Film/FightClub'' The Narrator punches Angel Face's... um, [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment face]] so hard it's barely recognizably human, and most of his teeth are gone.
* The "reverse bear trap" device in the ''Film/{{Saw}}'' films does this to its victims, ripping their lower jaw off completely. Amanda is forced to escape from one in the first film, and since then it's become (along with the titular "cut off your foot to escape") the signature DeathTrap of the series.
** At the end of ''Saw VI'', [[spoiler: Hoffman]] is placed in a Reverse Bear Trap 2.0 and isn't able to get it off in time, so he places the arms of the device between bars on the window of the door out of the room, which causes it to only open partially. He is able to get it off before it opens completely and rips his jaw apart, but it does give him half a GlasgowGrin.
** ''Saw 3D'' finally shows the effects of the reverse bear trap when [[spoiler:Hoffman]] uses it to kill [[spoiler:Jill Tuck]].
* [[Franchise/StarWars Darth Vader]]. Yeah, you probably don't want to see what's behind that mask...
* ''Film/ShallowGrave'', the scene where the titular grave is about to be filled. But the dental records need to be removed. Up comes the hammer, [[GoryDiscretionShot then down again, off-screen]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExsDEsd3pKw ''Crunch'']].
* The climax of ''[[Film/{{Transformers}} Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen]]'' has two examples in quick succession: [[spoiler:First off, Optimus Prime breaks Megatron's arm and forces him to ''[[ArmCannon shoot]] half his own face off''. He then proceeds to go after the Fallen, delivers his [[MemeticMutation famous one-liner]], and doesn't wait for the Fallen to ''give'' it to him. (Contrary to popular belief, Fallen is actually killed by being [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice punched through the chest]] and getting his [[OurSoulsAreDifferent spark]] ripped out.)]]
** Earlier in the film, Optimus is in a three-on-one fight between Megatron, Starscream, and [[AllThereInTheManual Grindor]], and kills the latter by stabbing a pair of hooks into his face and tearing his head apart.
* The premise of ''Film/FaceOff'', which involves Sean Archer taking Castor Troy's face and voice. Afterwards, Archer's original face is left floating in a jar of water to keep it moisturized. Castor wakes up from the coma, peels off the bandages in front of a mirror, and is very unhappy with what he sees. We only see a couple very quick glances that show Castor walking around without his face on, prior to making Dr. Walsh give him Archer's original face.
* At the end of ''Film/HalloweenResurrection'', Michael Myers is set on fire and presumed dead. Cue the horrific morgue scene that reveals his mask had ''melted into his face''...[[spoiler:''and he was still alive''.]] Shudder.
* The fake social worker from ''Film/TheOrphanage'' gets hit by a bus, and you can see her lower jaw completely unhinged, hanging off from her face. Even worse, before the face is fully shown the main character's husband tries giving her CPR.
* In the remake of ''Film/TheTexasChainsawMassacre2003'' Leatherface has a disease that makes the skin on his face decay. it's only seen briefly in profile, but it isn't pretty.
* The cloaked and horribly disfigured killer in ''Film/HouseOfWax1953'' (and the original ''Film/MysteryOfTheWaxMuseum''). [[spoiler: He is actually Henry Jarrod, the wax sculptor who was presumed dead when his business partner set his museum on fire. He made a [[LatexPerfection perfect wax mask of his former face]] when he returned to open [[WaxMuseumMorgue his new museum]].]]
** Done again by VincentPrice in his "Dr. Phibes" movies, almost certainly as an homage.
* In the American remake of ''Film/TheRing'', [[spoiler:Noah's]] face is horribly distorted and shown in close-up after Samara killed him.
* The villain in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'' looks pretty normal, until he's captured and confronted by his former boss, M, who sold him out to the Chinese. He explains how he was tortured for months before attempting to commit suicide via the CyanidePill in his back molar. It didn't work. What it did instead is revealed when he removes a prosthetic from his mouth and the left side of his face just ''sags inwards''.
* In ''Film/TheFinal'', Emily smears flesh-eating chemicals on [[spoiler:Bridget and Heather's]] faces in order to ruin their good looks, [[spoiler:as revenge for their AlphaBitch tendencies and their bullying. Bridget is seen in the film's BookEnds as an outcast, wearing a hoodie to hide her disfigured face.]]
* The Djinn of ''Film/{{Wishmaster}}'' is particularly fond of mutilating people's faces. In the first film for instance, he uses his powers to make a criminal unwillingly rip out a cop's lower jaw, tongue still intact.
* In ''Film/{{REC}}'', Alex has extremely nasty and gruesome bite wounds on his face after encountering Mrs. Izquierdo.
* ''Film/{{Mirrors}}'' features a fatal and extremely gruesome jaw dislocation scene.
* In ''LetTheRightOneIn''. Hakan [[spoiler:pours acid over his own face as an attempt to kill himself, or avoid capture, or...something. He lives, and the effect is ''horrifying''.]]
* In ''Film/PacificRim'', one of the {{Kaiju}} gets subjected to a dose of this during a deep sea battle, thanks to a conveniently placed hydrothermal vent. Not enough to kill, but the thing had a lot less face by the time it broke free.
* ''Film/RedMist'' has [[AssholeVictim Sean]] suffering arguably the most horrific death in the film - having a funnel forcefully shoved into his mouth, duct-taped to his face... and ''industrial strength acid'' poured into it. After his corpse is discovered, it is mentioned that half of his face had practically melted off.
* [[spoiler: Krueger's]] face gets blown off by a grenade during the 2nd half of ''Film/{{Elysium}}''. [[spoiler: However, that doesn't kill him.]]
* Niki Lauda's horrific burns in ''[[Film/{{Rush 2013}} Rush]]'' after being pulled out of his burning car during the German Grand Prix where his helmet was knocked off and the nomex sock he wore was not enough to protect his face.
* This is the fate of [[spoiler:the AlphaBitch Chris Hargensen]] in the 2013 remake of ''Film/{{Carrie|2013}}''. [[spoiler:She gets thrown through a windshield when Carrie crashes her car, leaving her face torn up with huge shards of glass sticking out.]]
* When the evil Red Skull peels off his mask to reveal the facial deformity that gave him his name, sidekick Bucky mutters to [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger Captain America]], "You don't have one of those, do you?"
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Mason Verger in ''{{Hannibal}}''. He peeled off his own face under the influence of Lecter, plus some party drugs.
%%* ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera''
* What the BigBad of the first ''RiversOfLondon'' book does to his victims, magically cracking their bones, shredding their muscles, and stretching their skin, until they become perfect imitations of [[spoiler:[[PunchAndJudy Mister Punch]]]]; when he finishes with them, their face falls apart and they die. If they are lucky. A survivor's face is described in book two in excruciating detail, [[spoiler: for a start her nose and lower jawbone is mostly missing]] having been shattered into too many pieces to rebuild. Talking is only possible with one of those Stephen Hawking speech programs.
* Brightheart of ''Literature/WarriorCats'' was savaged by a pack of dogs, who mangled her face to the point that she lost an eye and parts of her skull were showing even after she recovered. She was even called "Lostface" for a while, but fortunately Firestar renamed her.
* In the novel version of ''Literature/FightClub'', by the end the narrator has had both cheeks ruined--one split open after a tooth punched a hole in it, and further fights exacerbated the injury to the point that it became half a GlasgowGrin, and the other [[spoiler: opened by a gunshot]]. The former injury is omitted from the film.
* ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'' has Slagar the Cruel, who wears a mask to hide his deformities caused by [[spoiler: Asmodeus' venom]]. There's also Riggu Felis, whose face was mostly torn off by a hawk. The lower half of his face is described as [[spoiler: "red, glistening flesh and bone... the whole muzzle, nose and upper lip had been torn off. Half of the warlord's face was a spitting, bubbling skeleton."]] Lovely.
* The owl Metalbeak/[[spoiler:Kludd]] from ''Literature/GuardiansOfGaHoole''. He had his beak, among other parts of his face, ripped off in a fight and [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin replaced it with a metal one]].
* Vlad Menshikov from ''TheKaneChronicles'' had part of his face, along with his lungs and eyes, burned when he tried and failed to awaken Ra.
* Joelle Van Dyne in ''InfiniteJest'' [[spoiler: following an incident with some acid]],([[UnreliableNarrator maybe]]) causing her to wear a veil and join the Union of the Hideously and Improbably Deformed.
* Elli Quinn of the Literature/VorkosiganSaga has her face burned off by plasma-arc fire - "she looked like an onion". Fortunately, she lives in a universe of advanced biotech where the commander of her mercenary company buys her reconstructive surgery which leaves her looking better than she had before, but plasma fire is one of the few things that can truly terrify her.
* Towards the end of ''Literature/TheShining'', Danny tries to break his father from the hotel's influence (and temporarily succeeds), only to have Jack become completely possessed and forced to smash the roque mallet into his own face, repeatedly, until it is a barely-recognisable mess. [[spoiler:This fully kills Jack and allows the ghosts to take full control of his body.]]
* In ''{{Everquest}}'', the characters encounter Hel, the keeper of the Norse underworld, who is half-beautiful and half-rotting corpse. (One side is hot and the other side is not.)
* In ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' Sandor Clegane's burned face is described as horrifying, Shireen Baratheon's is badly scarred by greyscale and [[spoiler: Brienne's was half '''eaten''' by Biter.]] And then there's the delightful face of Tyrion, with that long scar and all[[spoiler:, including having his nose pretty much cut off]]
* The titular painting becomes for a while this in ''Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray''. The book is kind of vague about it, but many adaptions show all the gruesomeness.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Richard Harrow in ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'' lost his left eye and the left side of his face in WorldWarI, forcing him to wear a crude looking half-mask with face-like features.
* [[LookAroundYou The Helvetica scenario]].
* Roan's face in ''Series/{{Nikita}}'', was partially permanently disfigured when Nikita splashed Hydrochloric Acid on him, in an effort to escape.
* Jasmine from ''Series/{{Angel}};'' once someone is freed from her love spell, she has a mangled, maggot-infested face. [[spoiler: Once the spell is broken for the whole world, her face breaks out in boils and lesions.]]
* Played for laughs on ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}''. Elaine's handsome outdoorsy boyfriend takes a big fall while rock climbing with George and Kramer - by the looks of the bandages, he landed square on his face. He's not terribly upset, but Elaine (who had emphatically denied the attraction wasn't all physical) pointedly asks him if he recalls the doctors mentioning "horrible scars" or "radical reconstructive surgery".
* ''Series/BreakingBad'': from the appropriately titled "Face Off" episode, [[spoiler:Gustavo Fring meets his end when hit with a bomb, but not before surviving long enough for the camera to pan around and showing half of his face blown off.]]
* Davros from ''Series/DoctorWho,'' whose face (and ''the rest of his entire freaking body'') was horribly disfigured when his lab exploded. [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120602041838/tardis/images/2/21/Davros_Stolen_Earth.jpg Here he is.]]
** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS1E9TheEmptyChild The Empty Child]]" has the victims of the eponymous Empty Child plague, whose faces mutated into gas masks.
** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS4E3PlanetOfTheOod Planet of the Ood]]" has [[spoiler:the douchebag slaver whose face ''peels off'' as he turns into an Ood.]]
** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS4E9ForestOfTheDead Forest of the Dead]]" has [[spoiler:[[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/a7/Forest_Of_The_Dead.JPG/275px-Forest_Of_The_Dead.JPG Evangelista]], whose face was warped in Donna's dream world]].
** Stories written or script-edited by Eric Saward have a tendency to this. Examples include a soldier's face melted off by corrosive gas in "Resurrection of the Daleks", and prominent facially-disfigured characters in "The Visitation", "Vengeance on Varos", and "The Caves of Androzani".
* From the third season of ''Series/TeenWolf'', [[spoiler: the true face of Jennifer Blake, who was grotesquely mutilated and left for dead by a werewolf. She hides it via supernatural means - most of the time.]]
* The ''Series/MastersOfHorror'' episode "Imprint":
** The disfigured prostitute has the features on the right side of her face stretched out.
** The dwarf pimp is missing part of his nose.
* In ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' [[CombatPragmatist Shaw]] does a relatively minor version in her first appearance when she throws a flashbang inside a mook's gasmask.
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[[folder:Mythology]]
* Loki in NorseMythology. After losing a bet with some dwarves and [[ExactWords fast-talking]] his way out of being killed, they get back at him by sewing his lips shut.
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[[folder:Theater]]
* ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera''... [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment again]].
** Incidentally, [[http://img386.imageshack.us/i/orig1rs4.jpg/ this]] is what the Phantom looks like unmasked in the play.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* The main antagonist of ''{{VideoGame/Hitman}} Blood Money'', Alexander Leland Cayne (also known to players as Jack), is an EvilCripple with a motorized wheelchair and a half-flayed face. His left eye is also a discolored yellow.
* In ''{{VideoGame/BioShock 1}}'', the villainous Andrew Ryan is one of few non-disfigured people left in Rapture, having forced the entire population to join his super soldier army - a process which entails insanity, cancerous growths, and facial disfigurements. In the last quarter, the player [[spoiler:repeatedly bashes his face in with Ryan's own golf club]]. Ryan ends up looking not unlike the "splicers" he created and sent after you.
* Tatsuya Sudou in both parts of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}'' gets half of his face burned off (and loses his eye in the process, both times). He's pretty incensed about it.
* Nemesis from ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis'' has brown, rotting skin, his lips have been pared back so there's a permanent grimace on his face, his nose is missing, and one of his eyes is gone, with a row of staples running down from the top of his head across the empty socket.
** In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'', the Novistadors can melt Leon's face off with their acidic vomit. In the Japanese version, decapitations were replaced with facial disfigurement.
* Near the start of ''VideoGame/DeadSpace2'', a man is transformed into a necromorph right in front of you. It's not pretty.
* Exaggerated in ''VideoGame/BrainDead13'': if Lance can't escape the Beautifier in Vivi's Salon, the mechanical powder puffs will close in on his head, screw it up, and turn it into a skull!
* The Grunts and Brutes in ''VideoGame/AmnesiaTheDarkDescent''.
* The very appropriately named boss The Nightmare from ''VideoGame/MetroidFusion'' starts off with [[NightmareFace a face resembling]] Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'s [[NightmareFace monster]], which gradually falls apart in the most disgusting way possible as the fight progresses. To wit, [[EyeScream green goo comes out of its eye sockets]], running down to its chin. Then the surface comes off, revealing goo everywhere and what look like ''[[ExtraEyes four more eyes]]'' higher up! Then the whole face starts ''melting away'' to the extent that one of the eyes nearly falls off!
* ''VideoGame/WaxWorks'', having tons of nightmarish death scenes, and many of those showing only your face, naturally has tons of this. Particularly the plant mutants in the mineshaft, who will claw/melt your face off, if you're ''lucky''.
* [[http://opcfg.kontek.net/t3m/mindless_beast.png This]] is from ''VideoGame/{{Splatterhouse}} 3''. This is your punishment for failing to [[spoiler:save Jennifer]] in time. Oh, and [[TakeOurWordForIt DON'T LOOK THIS UP AS A VIDEO.]] The music will freak you out.
* Much like most of the other body part horrors, this can be easily inflicted in ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress''. With enough wrestling skill, you can easily hold your opponent down by the head while you systematically pinch and gouge their facial features to your leisure.
* Once again, Two-Face from the ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries''. The damage done to his face is particularly gruesome here, much like in Nolan's films.
* Several miscellaneous cosmetics in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' follow this. One in particular is the Medic's [[http://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Second_Opinion Second Opinion]], which gives him a discolored skin graft on the left side of his face that is also a malevolent {{split personality}} (well, [[UpToEleven more malevolent than normal Medic]]).
* No-Face in ''[[VideoGame/TwistedMetal Twisted Metal: Black]]'' had his eyes and tongue removed and his eye sockets and mouth stitched up ([[AllThereInTheManual the manual]] explains that he sees through telepathy) by a BackAlleyDoctor who lost several thousand dollars betting on him in a boxing match. In the 2012 game Krista Sparks/Dollface receives a small cut on her face, which her mind envisions as a monstrous necrotizing infection over her entire mouth.
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[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'': The right side of Hanako's face is severely scarred from when she was caught in a house fire several years before the story takes place. [[PeekABangs She grows out her hair to try and cover the damage.]] And it's not just the scars that explain why she's so [[PhysicalScarsPsychologicalScars traumatized]]. [[spoiler: Her father died in the fire, her mother sacrificed herself to save her, and while the kids at the OrphanageOfLove she was sent to treated her well, in junior high she was teased and bullied constantly by her classmates.]]
* In one ending of ''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward'', [[spoiler: Luna's face falls off as Zero III shuts her down]], though in this case it's more tragic than horrific.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* In ''Webcomic/TheZombieHunters'', [[spoiler:Jameson]] gets eaten mostly on the face. Good stuff.
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[[folder:Web Originals]]
* ''WebAnimation/SurvivalOfTheFittest'' character Blood Boy had his face heavily mutilated as a child by having a marble stuck in his throat, and clawing at it to get it out. He wears a [[MalevolentMaskedMan mask]] over it to hide it. Later he slices off what's left for a trap. Other examples have occurred throughout the versions, such as Melina Frost getting a Molotov cocktail to the face.
* [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]] discussed an instance for ''CounterMonkey'', recounting his ''ThievesWorld'' TabletopRPG campaign. Because of an [[ATragedyOfImpulsiveness impulsive]], critically-hitting interrupt, [[NighInvulnerability Tempus]] [[TheCavalryArrivesLate Thales]] takes a [[HollywoodAcid flask of acid]] to the face. Because of this utter humiliation, his goddess revokes his HealingFactor until he took bloody retribution. [[HumiliationConga The players continually outwit him]], so the goddess makes his condition ''worse''! [[DrivenToMadness Tempus]] [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge doesn't]] [[OmnicidalManiac react]] [[EscalatingWar well]]...
* {{Creepypasta}} character WebOriginal/JeffTheKiller. His face was heavily damaged by chemicals, and ''then'' by [[GlasgowGrin self-mutilation]]. The resulting face is a shock image that will take quite a while to get out of your head.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In the ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' episode "Too Old," Lemongrab 2 is revealed to be alive after Lemongrab 1 tried to eat him in "Another Five More Short Graybles", but horribly disfigured. The extent of his disfigurement includes, but is not limited to, almost half of his head just being ''gone,'' replaced by massive bite marks.
* Happens to the Spiteful Brakevan (a bullying caboose) at the end of the ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' episode [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Brake Van" (The Scottish Twins' debut episode).]] [[spoiler: He is smashed into pieces after being hit by one of the aforementioned Scottish Twins head-on, and in the process, his face is ''torn off his body.'']]
** Just right before this scene happens, for some reason, if you look very closely, you can easily tell that this Scottish twin's face is falling off his body!
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' has Zuko, who has half his face burned. But he manages to work it well and still have an EstrogenBrigade.
** And then there's [[EldritchAbomination Koh]], who actually ''steals your face'' and leaves you as a [[TheBlank blank]].
** The SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' has the BigBad Amon, who was scarred by a Firebender and has to wear a WhiteMaskOfDoom to cover it up. [[spoiler:This isn't true; he was just pretending to be scarred to gain sympathy. [[RuleOfScary And probably as an excuse to wear that mask.]]]]
* In the ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' episode "Flirting With Disaster", Francine gets hit in the face with acid. For the remainder of the episode, until the last few seconds, her face is conveniently obscured. For good reason.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Britney's New Look," Music/BritneySpears ''gets the top half of her head blown off,'' leaving just a lower jaw and a tongue. ''And she survives.''
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[[folder:Real Life]]
'''(WARNING: GOOGLE AT YOUR OWN RISK)'''

* Jacqueline Saburido, badly burned in a car accident. After many surgeries, she now looks [[http://www.oprah.com/oprahshow/Jacquis-Struggle-Video_1 sort of normal]], but still very badly scarred and nothing like her original face.
* Fakhra Younus, a Pakistani woman who was the victim of an acid attack by her then-husband. She went through more than three dozen surgeries abroad over a decade in an effort to repair her face before [[DrivenToSuicide taking her own life]] in 2012. Her case brought international attention to the growing problem of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acid_throwing acid attacks]] in South Asia, with at least eighty percent of victims being female.
* Charla Nash, before receiving a facial transplant.
* Connie Culp, before becoming the first person in the U.S. to get a facial transplant.
* Isabelle Dinoire was the first person to receive a partial face transplant after her own Labrador mauled her. Looking up pre-operative images is rather horrific. Another warning, the very final paragraph of the whole incident also shouldn't be read by the squeamish. It describes what could happen if she stops taking her medicine. [[spoiler:Her newly transplanted face will "slough off"; that is, it will fall apart in bits and pieces.]]
* Raymond Robinson, aka "The Green Man"
* Emmett Till (posthumous example)
* James Vance, the real-life inspiration for the character Arseface of the comic series ''{{Preacher}}''.
* MichaelJackson: even die hard fans should admit that his never ending face lifts were absolutely horrible by the end.
* Michael Jackson has nothing on Pete Burns.
* Lai Thi Do, a 15 year-old Vietnamese girl, before she had a ''12-pound'' facial tumor removed in 2008.
* Non-human example: [[http://www.catster.com/lifestyle/cat-rescue-adoption-faceless-chase-no-face Chase the cat]], also known as Chase No Face, who was seriously disfigured in an accident at four weeks old, the trauma of which caused her face to slough off. She has no eyelids, nose or upper lip and extensive scar tissue as a result and requires medication every day to keep her eyes moist. In spite of this, she lives a happy life and is in no pain. In addition, she acts as a therapy cat for disfigured humans. She is something of a feline [[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chase-No-Face/101516890806 Facebook celebrity]], and her (very heartwarming) blog can be found [[http://chasenoface.blogspot.com/ here]].
* Novemthree Siahaan, an Indonesian boy who had a rare condition that caused tumors to take over most of his face. The tumors were removed, but regrew and he sadly eventually died.
* The case of a horrific bloody assault in Miami where a naked man named Rudy Eugene attempted to gnaw off the face (not bite, but GNAW) of a homeless victim named Ronald Poppo on a pedestrian ramp near a freeway. Even after the first shot, the drug-addled Eugene still continued to bite until he was finally killed by several more rounds of police gunfire. Poppo was left with his face ripped off, his eyes gouged, and his nose mauled, leaving only his goatee. You may kindly throw up now.
* It happened again in China, where a drunken bus driver named Dong chewed the face of a woman named Du.
* Denise Wagoner, aka [[HarsherInHindsight the real]] "[[ThrobbingGristle hamburger lady]]". Search at your own risk.
* Another non-human example: Kabang, a female hero aspin (dog) in the Philippines, saved two young girls from being run over by a motorcycle, only to have her face disfigured. This, for the dog, is a CrowningMomentOfAwesome and a TearJerker.
* Any 2nd-degree or worse burns to the face.
* UsefulNotes/WorldWar1 brought about many advances in plastic surgery, in large part because medical advances were saving men who had suffered horribly disfiguring wounds that would have killed them otherwise. The French term for them was ''"gueules cassées,"'' or "broken faces."
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