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[[caption-width-right:320:Those scars seem to be everywhere.]]

A character's entire body, is covered in hundreds of scars. This trope is used to show that the character is a {{Badass}}, a veteran or a BrokenBird who lived though a lot of fights or suffered a great deal of pain and [[ColdBloodedTorture torture]]. Often times these scars will be [[PhysicalScarsPsychologicalScars linked to mental scars]] related to how they gained them.

If the scars are self-inflicted expect the character to be [[AxCrazy more than a little off]].

Subtrope of RuggedScar. Related to DentedIron, GoodScarsEvilScars, EveryScarHasAStory and ScarsAreForever. May involve a ScarSurvey. See also FrozenFace.
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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'', the Bishokukai member Cedre has at least 26 scars all over his body. Several of them are on his torso and back, 9 on his face, 3 on his right hand, and possibly all his body is on the same conditions. Almost all of the scars are scratches from attacks of wild beasts, as his job is to hunt them.
* In ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'', Vash's complete upper body is basically one large scar, [[spoiler:including his missing arm]]. He calls it the price for being a [[TechnicalPacifist pacifist]] in a gunslinger world.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** Morino Ibiki was tortured as a young man, and is now completely covered in scars. He hides his head with a bandana so people won't see all the burn marks and craters. Considering he hides the rest of his body with a long coat and gloves, it's save to assume he has more of them.
** [[spoiler: The entire right side of Uchiha Obito's body, including his face, is one big mass of scar-tissue. Some part of it may not even be his own skin anymore, and his right arm is basically a prosthetic. No surprise, given that he was crushed by a huge boulder as a child.]]
** Most adult Shinobi are probably covered in scars as a result of their lifestyle. The readers get to see facial scars, such as the one over Kakashi's eye or the one over Iruka's nose, but none of them are ever seen without clothes, so they may well be hiding more underneath...
*** We have actually seen Rin healing Kakashi's eye, yet there is such a huge scar anyway. This might just be a way to up the drama or simply a result of Rin's inexperience, but it could also mean that not even medical ninjutsu is capable of preventing scarring. So just count every time a character is injured, and do a scar count..
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
** Yamamoto Genryuusai, the commander of the Gotei 13
** Kenpachi
** Mayuri, underneath his getup. Due to his constant doing 'modification' surgeries on himself.
* ''Manga/BlackJack'' of the manga of the same name is covered in scars from stepping on a landmine as a child.
** In the TV version, anyway. The original manga had an unexploded American bomb from WWII that his family's house had been built on top of by crooked developers who were too cheap to have it dismantled first.
* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': With the amount of punishment that Guts regularly takes at the hands of his demonic enemies, he's accumulated quite a few scars over his career. Including a missing eye and forearm, courtesy of the horrors of the Eclipse. This gets even more pronounced after he obtains the Berserker Armor: his body is apparently so covered in scar tissue that he ''cannot sweat'', leaving him susceptible to frequent fevers.
* ''Manga/BlackLagoon'': Balalaika has burn scars all over the front of her body, including almost half her face as the result of surviving a frag grenade at close range.
* ''Manga/BakiTheGrappler,'' along with several supporting characters. The most notable is Hanayama.
* Manji from ''Manga/BladeOfTheImmortal'' has scars on every inch of his body... which occasionally [[BodyHorror open up]].
* ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' - Shishio's full-body scarring is from one incident, but having almost all of your skin be second- or third-degree burns can't be pleasant.
* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'': [[spoiler: Sensui. A result of a combination of MachoMasochism and [[NietzscheWannabe being]] [[GoMadFromTheRevelation completely]] [[SplitPersonality insane]].]]
* Gene Starwind from ''Manga/OutlawStar''. It's implied that many of his scars are the result of his escape pod crash-landing on Sentinel III when he was 15.
* Eishun Konoe in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''.
* Over the course of his series, {{Golgo 13}} has developed a number of scars, visible when he removes his shirt. In the first chapter, he was unmarked.
* Nanashi from ''Anime/SwordOfTheStranger'' is covered in scars from his days as a samurai.
* ''Manga/SoulEater''
** [[spoiler:Black☆Star]] after his fight with [[spoiler:Mifune]].
** Stein, in part a self-inflicted example due to the fact he sees even himself as a test-subject for whatever catches his attention.
* Randal Oland from ''Anime/PumpkinScissors''. He got most of them during the war that occurred before the series begins.
* Tsukune from ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'' has been portrayed as this during his more recent [[ShirtlessScene shirtless scenes]]. Not surprising, considering [[ActionSurvivor all the things he's endured]].
* Whitebeard from ''Manga/OnePiece'' is covered with scars on every part of his body, the only wounds on his back from the times he was stabbed in the front and the weapon came out his back. Of course, being [[BadAss Whitebeard]], these were [[OnlyAFleshWound only flesh wounds.]]
** Laboon the whale's head is also crisscrossed with many scars, the result of years spent angrily crashing against the Red Line.
* In the Frieza saga of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' we see that Vegeta has scars all over his chest and back.
* Kyoshiro from ''Manga/GingaDensetsuWeed'' has scars all over his body. They're either from [[AbusiveParents an abusive father]], or they're from fighting other dogs.
* Illness from ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' has countless scars under her dress as a result of [[spoiler:[[ReligionOfEvil SAMPLE]]'s "[[ColdBloodedTorture worship]]" of her]].
* All three of Madaraki sisters from ''Manga/FrankenFran'' have them, due to being [[ArtificialHuman artificial humans]].
* The moneylender Sugi in ''Manga/{{Rainbow}}'' has acquired quite an assortment of what appear to be knife wounds over his ten years in the business. He says they all came from people who decided it was easier to kill him than to pay him back.
* Himawari Kunogi from ''Manga/{{xxxHOLiC}}'' becomes this when she [[spoiler:willingly chooses to take on the scars Watanuki would've otherwise received from [[DestinationDefenestration falling out of a window]], after her DoomMagnet status influences the accident to happen]]. The next time we see her, we only need to take a look at Himawari's neck and shoulders to have a ''glimpse'' of what her clothes hide from our view...
* Implied with the character of Cargilla in ''LightNovel/{{Vamp}}!'', whose face is covered in scars. The narrator adds that if not for the heavy clothing he wears, the rest of his body would probably be covered in scars as well.
* Colonel Bakuryu from ''Manga/{{Kochikame}}'' has scars all over his face and torso showing his combat and survivalist experiences.
* ''Manga/BetrayalKnowsMyName'''s Usui Shuusei is covered with nasty burn marks from when he interrupted [[spoiler: Hotsuma's suicide attempt.]]
* Morito of ''Manga/GunXClover'' has a ''lot'' of scars on his upper torso hidden under his clothes thanks to his long mercenary career.
* In the manga for ''Young Gun Carnaval'', every time Jinpachi has a ShirtlessScene, you see that he's acquired many, ''many'' scars over the course of his career--usually bullet or knife wounds. In case you were wondering, he's an assassin. His partner, Yumika, is probably in a similar or worse state, considering [[AbusiveParents her mother]], but the manga doesn't show it.
* In addition to the four scars on his face, Lannes is depicted this way in ''Napoleon - Shishi no Jidai'' by Tetsuya Hasegawa, with bullet wounds and sabre cuts all over his arms and torso. May also be the case for Oudinot, given the number of scars drawn on his face and his real-life self's reputation, but we have yet to see him shirtless...
* Mutsuki Tooru from the sequel to ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'' is revealed to have a heavily scarred torso. It becomes a significant plot point when the team is investigating a Ghoul called Torso, since his preferred victims are scarred women. It turns out the heavy scarring isn't the [[{{Transsexual}} only thing]] Mutsuki is hiding, leading Torso to become obsessed with him.
* In ''LightNovel/ShinmaiMaouNoTestament'', Basara's body is covered in scars, which are quite visible as he has several on his arms. Both Maria and Mio quickly find out that he's actually quite a skilled fighter, and those scars are a testament to the training he's received.

* Franchise/{{Batman}}:
** Since the 1970s, Batman's body is often shown to be covered in scars from his multiple fights. Same goes for the rest of the Bat-family, special notice maybe for [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2000}} Cassandra Cain]], who has a lot of bullet wounds from her bullet dodging training by her father.
** Zsasz. His scars are self inflicted, and each one represents one of his victims.
* ''Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}'' is another one who's covered in scars.
* ''Comicbook/{{Deadpool}}'' is covered in scars or tumors or both.
* Marv from ''Comicbook/SinCity'' has many scars across his face. It's likely they're all over his body, [[TheDeterminator judging from his fighting style.]]
* ComicBook/TheSpirit had no scars in his 40s adventures in serials. However, in the Darwyn Cooke revival, one shirtless scene shows his numerous scars in the back, from his numerous adventures and crime fighting. It's presumed he has many too on his front side.
* Like Zsasz, Comicbook/{{Wolverine}} villain Mister X also has a self-inflicted scar for each person he's killed. His, however, are arranged in an elaborate pattern.
* Similar to the Zsasz and Mister X examples, [[Creator/WarrenEllis Jack Cross]], a self-mutilating [[Series/TwentyFour Jack Bauer]] {{Expy}} is shown to have a cross-shaped scar for everyone he has killed. In his case, it's more of a punishment than a trophy.
* Jukko Hämäläinen of ''Comicbook/{{Stormwatch}}: Team Achilles'' is covered head to toe in scars from the period of time he spent resisting his brother's attempts to transform him into a superhuman.
* [[SecretSix Ragdoll's]] body is covered in scars from the hundreds of surgeries he had to replicate his father's superhuman flexibility.
* [[AwesomeMcCoolname Maximum Absolute]] of ''ComicBook/KingCity'' has numerous Frankenstein-stitching-like scars, as well as a missing leg. Presumably he got these when he was in the [[ZombieApocalypse xombie war]], although he already has the one across his face in flashbacks.
* Duane Cutter in ''Hard Time'', an infamous serial killer whose body (including his face) is covered in dense scar tissue. They're the result of ritual scarification, and almost look like tattoos. He considers himself an artist, and skin is his canvas; naturally, he leaves his victims in a similar condition.

[[folder:Fan Works]]

* In the ''Manga/SoulEater'' fic [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9440756/1/Alive Alive,]] Crona has scars all over his body from [[GuineaPigFamily his mother's experiments on him]], from the people he killed trying to fight him, and [[SelfHarm from himself,]] when it all became too much to take.
* In FanFic/IWillRememberYou, Ulrich's body is heavily scarred from four years of horrific abuse at the hands of his father.
* In [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7437192/1/The-Unforeseen-Ally The Unforeseen Ally,]] [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Sasuke]] has [[PhysicalScarsPsychologicalScars scars]] on his back [[spoiler: from his father]], on his hands [[spoiler: from Orochimaru pinning him down with kunai to rape him]], and a burn scar on his stomach [[spoiler: from his ''other'' rapist Deidara]] that spells out "mine." EveryScarHasAStory, indeed.
* In the ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'' fanfic [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9919049/1/Darkness-Born Darkness Born]], Marluxia and Larxene have so many scars from their [[AbusiveParents abusive fathers]], that there's hardly any unmarked skin left on their bodies.
* Subverted in the crossover story ''FanFic/TheBridge''. Princess Luna's magic had an adverse effect on the ponified Godzilla's HealingFactor, shutting it off in their fight. Because of this his old scars resurfaced and he was riddled with them. Fortunately after the brawl, Godzilla's regenerative powers returned and he was good as new soon.
* In the ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' fanfic ''FanFic/KitsuneNoKenFistOfTheFox'', as a result of TrainingFromHell, [[spoiler:Uchiha Sasuke]] has sustained slash-scars over the chest and abdomen, three stab wounds, several stitches on one shoulder, and a burn-mark in the middle of the back, in addition to having sustained two broken ribs and a fractured jaw during the first month of training ''alone''.

* In ''Franchise/StarWars'', Darth Vader beneath his iconic black armor. Most of them came from an unfortunate encounter with a lava river.
* Kroenen from the ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'' film.
* Dr. Weir ends up bald, naked and covered with scars for the final showdown of ''Film/EventHorizon''.
* Nightcrawler, in ''Film/X2XMenUnited'', is covered, [[{{Mutants}} from his pointy ears to all four of his toes]], in rather artistic-looking raised scars. They're self-inflicted; apparently, he felt the need to punish himself for... something. He appears to be part of a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flagellant Flagellant sect]]. When asked, he says they are "angelic symbols", and that he has "one for every sin."
* ''Film/{{Darkman}}'' was covered in scars from burns.
* V from ''Film/VForVendetta'' is covered in burn scars.
* Parodied in a ridiculously surreal Hungarian movie, which among other absurd things, featured the main character showing off his scars, starting from minor ones, to big ones like the neck of a cola bottle sticking out of his side, and eventually ending with him opening a door on his chest and revealing some sort of animal in a treadmill. Quite naturally, [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment nobody ever talks of this again]].
* In ''Film/TheBookOfEli'', Eli is covered in scars, remnants of "The Flash", a massive rupture in the Earth's atmosphere caused by a global war.
* Freddy Krueger in the ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet'' series, which is just one thing that makes him so terrifying.
* Django in ''Film/DjangoUnchained''.
* Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'s skin texture, as designed for the [[Film/{{Gojira}} original film]], was meant to evoke the gruesome scars that popped up on the survivors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings, seeing as he himself is a victim of nuclear weapons. This angle was largely abandoned in the later sequels, which simply went for the typical roughly-textured reptile skin, until ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}'' took this UpToEleven by giving him explicit and noticeable scars.
* Kong from the 2005 version of ''Film/KingKong'' has scars all over his body from all the fights he's been through on Skull Island.
* Drago Bloodfist from ''Film/HowToTrainYourDragon''2 is covered with scars from his days of fighting dragons, he is also missing one of his arms.

[[folder:Live Action Television]]
* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'':
** Oliver Queen returns from his five years as a castaway with scars that cover "22% of his body." They range from weapon weals to apparent bite marks across his arms, back, and torso, and may or may not be explained in future flashbacks.
** In Season 2, [[spoiler: Sara aka ComicBook/BlackCanary also fits this trope. The reveal of her scars even manage to turn a ToplessFromTheBack moment into a form of FanDisservice]].
* At the end of the fifth season of ''Series/TwentyFour'', Jack Bauer is captured by the Chinese Government and held prisoner. By the time he's released at the beginning of Season Six, he has numerous scars all over his body from the torture he was put through.

* In ''Literature/DragonBones'', Ward notices that Tisala has scars on her face and hands, and the ''fighting'' kind of scars. he's quite impressed. [[spoiler: When he meets her again, and sees her naked for the first time in the sequel, ''Literature/DragonBlood'' her whole body is covered with wounds, thanks to ColdBloodedTorture. She might have had scars everywhere before, but she's certain to have them after those wounds heal.]]
* ''{{Beloved}}'' - the network of whip scars on Sethe's back seems like a growing tree.
* ''{{A Song of Ice and Fire}}'': Strong Belwas is covered in scars. He lets each enemy he kills scar him once, so that he can count the number of people he has slain over the years.
** Beric Dondarrion also is covered in scars [[spoiler: from every time he's been killed]].
* ''AnitaBlake'' is covered with scars from years of fighting supernatural creatures.
* Jasper from ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'', due to his past as a BloodKnight.
* Harry Dresden of the ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' is a subversion. With the impressive number of wounds he has taken he should be covered in scars, but given a half dozen years of healing a wizard's body will completely heal scars back to normal flesh. The collection of scars he manages to collect even while his body is erasing them is still impressive.
* Mowgli in ''Literature/TheJungleBook'':
-->"What is there to be afraid of?" said the priest. "Look at the marks on his arms and legs. They are the bites of wolves. He is but a wolf-child run away from the jungle."
-->Of course, in playing together, the cubs had often nipped Mowgli harder than they intended, and there were white scars all over his arms and legs. But he would have been the last person in the world to call these bites, for he knew what real biting meant.
* Shadowhunters from ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'' are covered in scars from years of being marked with runes.
* Some of the [[ProudWarriorRace Canim]] from the ''Literature/CodexAlera'' series have this, showing what battle-hardened warriors they are. Some are so scarred they barely have any fur. Also the Canim Ritualists, who do BloodMagic, and thus have cut themselves quite a bit. Especially Marok who ''only'' uses his own blood, as opposed to most ritualists who mostly use that of others.
* Kvothe from TheKingKillerChronicles
* Druss the Legend in ''Legend'' by Creator/DavidGemmell (although it is mentioned that he had noticeably fewer scars on his back, because he always faced up to danger).
* The unnamed protagonist from ''Literature/TheGargoyle'' after his accident.
* ''Literature/{{Peacebreakers}}'':
** Jackson, due to ColdBloodedTorture.
** Camelie, for the same reason.
* Miles Vorkosigan of the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'' has had a ton of surgeries from broken bones, bone replacements, and a needle grenade.
* Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody from ''Literature/HarryPotter'', as a result of years of fighting Dark wizards. He also has a wooden leg and a chunk missing from his nose.
** Remus Lupin, too - probably self-inflicted during his painful transformations.
** Bill Weasley during the seventh book and last part of the sixth book, after he is attacked by Fenrir Greyback. It is implied that Bill was handsome before the attack, but that the scars took away a lot of his good looks. Harry even has difficulty reading his facial expressions because he has scars everywhere.
* In ''Discworld/InterestingTimes'', Rincewind's adventures in the last new books have apparently left their mark: When he is brought back to Ankh-Morpork, the other wizards remark that he's covered in scars - [[LovableCoward but mainly on his back]].
** Another Discworld example is 71-Hour Ahmed in Discworld/{{Jingo}}, whose face is covered in scars (though it's not known whether the rest of him is.)
* In ''Literature/BattleRoyale'', Shogo Kawada is covered in scars, causing the other kids to speculate on how he ended up with so many. [[spoiler:He got them in the previous Program.]]
* Early in ''[[HeraldsOfValdemar Oathbound]]'', a young stablegirl sees Tarma coming out of the bath, and is shocked at her scars; Tarma takes the opportunity to hammer home to her that going adventuring is ''not'' a thing to do for fun.
** In the first chapter of ''[[Literature/LastHeraldMageTrilogy Magic's Promise]]'', Vanyel steps out of a tub to reveal numerous "decorations" from knives, swords, mage-fire, electricity, a demon trying to eat his heart, etc., uzw., and so forth.
* Like Kyoshiro from the above example in anime, Tigerstar from ''Literature/WarriorCats'' has a pelt covered in scars. He even has a scarred nose and an ear nearly split in two.
* Carnival from the ''DeepgateCodex'' series. Most of her scars are self-inflicted (a rate of once per month tends to pile up over three thousand years), but quite a few of them are from fights with Deepgate's military, and her single rope scar is a bit of a special case.
* In ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'', Cira has one prominent [[GoodScarsEvilScars facial scar]], but her back is a "mass of puckered skin and silvery scars" years after she is badly burned.
* The short story "Scars," by Wrath James White. Every scar is a sign of the protagonist's unraveling mental state.
* ''Literature/TheUnderlandChronicles'':
** Ripred.
** By the end Gregor's racked up an impressive total. After [[spoiler: his fight with the [[BigBad Bane]]]], he basically gives up the idea of even coming up with an excuse for them.

* Luigi Largo from ''RepoTheGeneticOpera'', although they're used to show the number of surgeries he's undergone, not how {{Badass}} he is..

[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''PlanescapeTorment'', The Nameless One is the poster child for this trope. It's kind of hard to tell on account of him having so many that he hasn't got much skin left to contrast against the scar tissue.
* In ''QuestForGloryIII'', the survivor of the peace mission is covered in scars after the group is attacked by [[spoiler: demons]].
* In ''VideoGame/FableI'' and [[VideoGame/FableII its sequel]] there's a good chance your character will end up like this as they acquire scars rapidly when they're hurt in combat.
* [[MetalGearSolid4 Solid Snake]] has always been one of the poster men for badasses in video games. But when you ''actually'' see the toll of just how much damage has been done to his body over the years, you can't help but feel incredibly sorry for him.
* Following his/her return from the dead in the second game, Commander Shepard from ''Franchise/MassEffect'' has a large number of scars covering cybernetic implants, as they were woken before Cerberus finished complete facial reconstruction.
* Zangief from ''StreetFighter,'' who got his scars by wrestling with bears.
* [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX Jecht's]] torso and arms are covered in tens of scars, being a {{Badass}} WalkingShirtlessScene and all.
** The jury's still out on [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI Setzer]]--his ''face'' is absolutely covered in numerous slash scars, but, given that he is TheDandy to end all others in this game, we also never see any part of his skin ''other'' than his face.
* Sergei Dragunov of the ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' series has two scars on his face (a large one running through his lips and a smaller one across his nose), and, if the player opts to make him [[ShirtlessScene shirtless]] in ''Tekken 6'', it can be seen that he has several scars, ranging from large to small (including one that appears to be a bullet wound), on his arms and torso.
* Hanako Ikezawa from ''KatawaShoujo'' has extensive burn scars covering half of her body. And yes, she is a BrokenBird, since the house fire that gave her those scars also killed both of her parents [[spoiler: and while the people from the OrphanageOfLove she lived in treated her more or less well... she was ''heavily'' bullied in middle school because of them.]]
* [[TheHero Geralt]] from TheWitcher is covered from head to toe in tooth and claw marks and various other scars.
* Darth Sion from ''[[VideoGame/{{KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords}} KotOR 2]]'' is covered with scars, although calling them that might be a bit of an understatement--they're more like large cracks in his skin. This results from [[spoiler:his technically being dead; his body is held together through the sheer power of the Dark Side, so his body is decomposing.]] Appropriately, he's known as the [[RedBaron Lord of Pain]].
* The Handymen from ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite'' have many facial scars, as seen in the photo above.

* O'chul from ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' is known for a distinguishing scar, but close inspection reveals that, despite being a stick figure, [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0547.html he does qualify for this trope]] after been tortured by Xykon.
* Webcomic/GirlGenius:
** The Unstoppable Higgs turns out to [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20110309 have this on his torso and arms]]; apparently there's a good reason he's called "Unstoppable".
** [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20041206 Klaus]] also has lots of scarring, although it's not been revealed how he came by it. He ''may'' be a "construct", put together from the parts of three people.
* Many of the characters of ''Webcomic/KnightsErrant'', and taken to the extreme in this [[http://knights-errant.smackjeeves.com/comics/1051980/chapter-1-guest-comic-1-scars/ guest comic]].
* ImpureBlood The Abomination, from the GladiatorGames
* Chelsea Grinn from ''Webcomic/{{Chimneyspeak}}''. Most of them result directly or indirectly from [[spoiler:her MinorInjuryOverreaction over getting the first one]].
* [[http://uncreation.comicdish.com/index.php?pageID=74 Visarah]] from ''{{Uncreation}}'' is covered in huge nasty scars.
* ''Webcomic/{{Remus}}'''s Ryan Davidson looks like [[http://www.remuscomic.com/comic/009/ this]] as a result of his [[ColdBloodedTorture treatment]] [[http://www.remuscomic.com/comic/019/ here]].
* Thanks to a ritual from her father, Ame From HeartCore is stuck with having large permanent areas of her skin that exposes her muscles, unable to heal them through any way.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Pacificators}}'', chapter 37, we learn that there is one person who was [[NightmareFuel burned in a fire]] [[{{Tearjerker}} as a small child]]. Who is the person? [[spoiler:Muneca Powell.]]
* {{Creator/Humon}}'s character [[BadassGay Agent 250]] sports scars on his cheek, under his eye, up and down his arms, a large one that wraps around his right side from back to front, and a decent-sized one on his stomach. All are from injuries sustained from various missions.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Cutter of TheChroniclesOfTaras has carved things all over her arms and back because her parents wouldn't let her get tattoos.
* Michael of ''[[ViridianDreamsQuests Vampire Quest]]'', thanks to years as a lab rat and a [[HealingFactor healing]] [[BlessedWithSuck factor]] which appears to be better only in terms of speed, leaving him almost crippled with pain from the scar tissue.
* Capone from ''WarriorCatsRPG'' is very heavily scarred from when Gravelstar of [=WindClan=] [[PayEvilUntoEvil captured and tortured her to get information on Capone's allies (the other anti-Clans) and the freedom of all the WindClan prisoners in the Elite.]]
* In the MegaCrossover roleplay Crossover Chaos, [[BeetleBailey Killer Diller]], out of all people, is heavily scarred due to the battles and attempts at being a hero he's done.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Panthro of ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats 2011}} [=ThunderCats (2011)=]]]'' is an OldSoldier with several scars, which {{flashback}}s show him developing over a lifetime of fighting for Thundera.
* Cotton Hill of "WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill" the few times we see him shirtless he is covered with scars from bullet and stab wounds he received from fighting in World War 2, his most significant injury being that towards the end of his duty he got his shins blown off during an ambush by Japanese soldiers, resulting in his feet being attached to his knees.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Sperm whales are usually very heavily scarred by old age from repeatedly battling the giant squid they hunt.
* Often TruthInTelevision for victims of severe burns or other trauma.
* Amazon river dolphins were once thought to be a species with naturally pink skin. It's now thought that they have gray skin that [[FridgeHorror scars pink.]]
* When the crusier squadron Task Force 67 put into harbor at Espiritu Santo after the first phase of the [[WorldWarII night surface battle of Guadalcanal]] the USS San Francisco had 26 shell holes from fighting a tangled point blank melee with Japanese ships that almost resembled a galley battle rather then a modern one. Just getting it back into port was an achievement. Her primary opponent the IJN Hiel ended up on [[IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace Ironbottom Sound.]]