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->''...the forehead can still be a powerful communication tool. For example, if your friend passes out at a party, writing obscenities next to the naughty drawings where his eyebrows used to be is a very effective way to tell the people on the bus that his friends are assholes.''
-->-- '''Creator/{{Seanbaby}}'''

So you've come across a sleeping or unconscious person, and you feel a bit playful. Maybe you've knocked them out in battle and want to lower their ego a few notches without further physical damage. Or maybe your friend pulled a prank on you earlier, and you want retribution.

Got a marker handy? Then pull it out and do a Picasso on their face!

For some reason, characters have a thing about drawing on people's faces with felt-tip markers. Usually, it's nothing too elaborate--a pair of glasses, [[HighClassGlass a monocle]], a mustache, and maybe a goatee, sometimes they get a little more creative and start drawing little pieces of art on their target.

Just who pulls it off depends on the culture from which it comes:

Almost always the purview of young (or immature) female characters in the East, and primarily the domain of immature frat boys in the West, where crude drawings of male anatomy are usually the go-to subject to depict.

Awake examples are rare, but not unheard-of. The circumstances vary much more widely than the sleeping version.

See also HumiliationConga, of which this is sometimes step one. [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] FacialMarkings, which are even ''more'' permanent than a permanent marker. The resulting appearance may be similar, though.

As any regular, or friend of a regular to heavy drinking parties would know, this is a rather obvious case of TruthInTelevision.


[[folder: Advertisements]]
* In one of those anti-drug [=PSAs=], a girl passed out on the couch gets drawn on and used as a puppet by her "friends" to mock how dumb she is, and then said friends ditch her to go back to the party.
* Promotion for the new movie ''Film/KingsmanTheGoldenCircle'', an animation where [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname Eggsy]] Unwin meets with Sterling Archer from ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' who happened to stumble upon the secret Kingsmen gear room while suit shopping. Getting [[BoomHeadshot locked in]] a [[GroinAttack standoff]] after Eggsy's finally had enough, he challenges him to a drink-off instead in order to drug him. Eggsy turns to find [[TheAlcoholic Archer]] downing the entire decanter then passing out. Intending to have a talk with America about their standards, he enacts a bit of revenge first.
-->'''Eggsy''': But first, I'm gonna draw a knob on your face.

[[folder: Anime and Manga]]
* Chapter 10 of ''Manga/AiKora'' revolves around a "mystery molester" who attacks girls, then [[{{Meganekko}} doodles glasses on their faces]] and takes pictures. Much to everyone's surprise, the assailant turns out to be [[spoiler: [[SchoolgirlLesbians a girl herself]]]].
* In ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'', Italy [[spoiler:saves the world (and the other countries) from permanently being [[TheBlank faceless]] Noppera by drawing on the faces of all of the aliens.]]
%%* ''Anime/BattleAthletes Victory''
* Isidro does this to Schierke as part of their ShipTease behavior in ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' while the group is on board a ship to the island of Skellig. Boredom prevailed, apparently.
* Rukia Kuchiki does this to a magically immobilized Ichigo when he criticizes her drawing (and exposition) in the first episode of ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. After drawing a [[GayParee Frenchy-looking]] mustache on him, she also calls him "Monsieur." Definitely not the best time to mock the teenage-looking girl's artwork...
* In ''Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun'', Miho Jufuku would knock other girls out with a stun gun and then draw BigOlEyebrows on them with a marker. When the heroes knock her out, Ruiko Saten pulls out a marker and attempts to return the favor, only to find that Miho naturally has BigOlEyebrows.
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'':
** [[spoiler:Marianne vi Britannia, Lelouch's mother,]] was holding a marker and standing over an unconscious Suzaku [[spoiler:when she was still in the body of Suzaku's friend and fellow Knight of Rounds Anya Earlstreim]], but to her annoyance he woke up before she could begin.
** In a ''Suzaku of the Counterattack'' manga omake, Rolo (who otherwise never appears in the manga), tries to use his [[TimeStandsStill Geass]] to save Lelouch from Schneizel, but Schneizel, having become immune to Geass' effects, prepares to draw on Lelouch's face while his perception of time is stopped.
* Faye Valentine of ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' lets her immaturity shine through when she draws eyebrows on the ''dog''. [[spoiler:(She does this when she realizes the dog reminds her of an ex-lover who double-crossed her.)]]
* In ''Manga/DGrayMan'' Lavi does this to Allen adding insult to injury as Allen is having a traumatic dream about General Cross at the time. Lavi even doodles on the bandage over Allen's damaged eye.
** [[BatterUp Averted]] in the last episode of Onikakushi-hen.
* One of the murder victims in ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' paints a small butterfly on her lover's face with nail polish while he's asleep. It's revealed that this was a habit of hers during get-togethers with friends, became her secret signature in her magazine illustrations, and ends up becoming a vital clue in proving [[ReverseWhodunnit that her lover really did kill her.]]
* Iwata does a rather extreme version of this to hospitalized Watanabe in ''Manga/ExcelSaga'' manga, drawing his face and lots of other exposed skin full of rather embarrassing doodles with a marker than doesn't wash off. In retaliation, Watanabe gives him a trashing with a baseball bat, while still recuperating--in result both end up back in hospital.
* The children in ''Anime/EurekaSeven'' do this to Renton to get a rise out of him.
* ''Manga/GunsmithCats'': When Becky Farrah attempted to slip the gun she smuggled into Rally Vincent's hospital room so the latter could fall asleep out from under the latter's pillow she wound up staring down it's barrel. She admitted to mild astonishment sometime afterwards, when her considerable decoration did not even make her twitch.
* Done in typical {{Jerkass}} fashion by Mamoru Takamura in ''Manga/HajimeNoIppo'', when he and his gymmates [[spoiler: doodle on Ippo's [[GagPenis penis]] while he was in a coma after a fight]].
* Genre-savvy Kyon in ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' worries that Haruhi might have drawn on him when he wakes to find her standing over him. She returns the favor later when she falls asleep to find Kyon standing over her.
* Izumi in ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'' gets this treatment from the other two of the trio when she falls asleep just after arriving at Mykonos.
* ''Manga/{{Hyouka}}'', in the second opening. Oreki really should go to sleep earlier.
* A trio of mischievous Dusks constantly doodle on Roxas while he was in a coma in ''Manga/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2''.
* Occurred at least once in ''Manga/{{Kochikame}}'' when Ryotsu doodles all over Bucho's face and takes pictures while he's asleep and Nakagawa tries hold his laugh. Ryotsu ends up putting the pictures in purikura stickers. Let's say Bucho ends up in a weapons rampage at the end hunting down Ryotsu.
* In the live action of ''Manga/LovelyComplex'' both Otani and Risa fall asleep on a bus during their school trip and are left behind. Risa wakes up normal and then turns to see Otani with what is probably the best face doodling ever. Near the end of the movie, Risa [[spoiler: uses the same picture when she goes on the Hello Girlfriend show.]]i
* Happens to Macharu in ''Manga/MonkeyHigh'' when his classmates catch him napping after staying up way too late.
* ''Manga/NodameCantabile'': Averted when FlamboyantGay Masumi attempts to do this on Nodame who was pretending to sleep.
* In ''Anime/{{Photon}}: The Idiot Adventures'', this actually results in an AccidentalMarriage.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':
** This is almost synonymous with a certain wild Jigglypuff ; her reaction to [[BrownNote having people fall asleep mid-song]] is to vandalize their faces with a marker, which she also uses as an impromptu microphone. By the end of the episode, she does this to an ''entire town'' full of extremely rude and hostile people, who take one look at each other, and burst into laughter (turns out, they all just needed a good night's sleep). It gets to the point where when the gang actually needs her to sing, they provide her with a box of several markers to use. In one episode of ''Sun and Moon'', although the face doodling continues on multiple characters, Jigglypuff herself gets her face doodled on by Komala when she falls asleep during her battle against Komala, which causes the battle to end.
** One Battle Frontier episode also had a Scizor that did this to defeated opponents. Yeah, a [[TheStoic Scizor]].
* In one of the ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'' specials, the punishment that Ryoma and his teammates would face for losing or slacking during practice was to get their faces doodled on.
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'':
** After Ranma knocks Mikado out on his feet , nobody is certain what happened for a moment... until Asuza, Mikado's rather childish partner, starts drawing on his face. Everyone Mikado has ever angered takes turns adding to it once it becomes clear.
** After [[MeaningfulName Pantyhose Taro]] crash-lands in the Tendo home while in his [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever monster form]], Soun and Ranma change him back to human, somber and worried about what sort of [[PersonOfMassDestruction super-powerful creature]] could have hurt him so badly. Then they doodle on his face and put tiny flags in his hair.
** Genma also does this when possessed by an oni.
** When Mariko confesses her love for Kuno, she puckers up for a kiss. Kuno, [[IdiotBall having eyes only for Akane and The Pigtailed Girl]], doodles on her face instead. Mariko laughs it off, but every single bystander is outraged at Kuno for being so lucky and yet so stupid.
** The first real Ranma/Kuno duel ends as a sort of draw. Ranma has a nasty bruise from the air sliced by Kuno's sword, and Kuno has insults scribbled on his face. This provides for a nice gag, as it provides a chance for Nabiki to insult his spelling as he describes the incident.
* A chapter of ''[[Anime/ReadOrDie Read Or Dream]]'' involves the Paper Sisters trying to come up with ways to make money--they do this to each other when they come up with unworkable ideas.
* In a particularly nonsensical ''[[Manga/{{Saiyuki}} Saiyuki Reload]]'' {{Omake}}, Sanzo, Gojyo and Hakkai discover that they are somehow stuck inside Goku's dream, and they will remain stuck until he wakes up. Since Goku sleeps like a log, Hakkai ends up just drawing open eyes on his face.
* In ''Manga/TheSevenDeadlySins'', after the heroes defeat Guila the first time, they tie her to a tree and draw on her face, including eyes on her eyelids (she's an EyesAlwaysShut type person).
* At the end of episode 103 of ''Manga/SgtFrog'', while the world is still frozen in time after a failed take over of Earth, Fuyuki and Keroro do this to Kogoro.
* This is one of many funny moments in ''Manga/SlamDunk''. During the study night at Akagi's house, as the host takes a nap, Hanamichi picks up a marker that conveniently fell to his reach and [[IncrediblyLamePun strikes]].
* In ''Manga/{{Solanin}}'', Meiko draws on Taneda's face after he pisses her off. After she gets home from a rough day, they have a very tender moment together, which is only made funnier by his crazy face doodles.
* ''Manga/SoulEater'':
** Black Star autographs temporarily paralyzed Maka's face and doodles a Hitler 'stache on her.
** In another story arc in the manga, [[spoiler: Death the Kid]] is kidnapped and one of his captor's servants doodles on his face [[spoiler: on only one side, after inadvertently discovering Kid's [=SuperOCD=]]]. This doesn't seem like [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment it should be effective torture]] but [[spoiler: this is Kid we're talking about...]]
* ''Manga/StrawberryMarshmallow'':
** At the end of the first episode , Nobue writes, "Ran away from home" on her little sister Chika's sleeping face. Of course, her little sister had just made a birthday card that said, "To my Big Sister, who's been putting on a little weight lately." Mi-chan sees it and doesn't let anyone tell Chika.
** This is the anime's amalgam of two events in the manga:
*** First, in episode 4, Miu and Chika make an ashtray to replace her cruddy old one, and each make separate birthday cards, staying up late to make them and falling asleep in the process. Chika's card makes fun of her weight, her smell, and her general health. Nobue retaliates by writing "Homeless Orphan" on her cheek. (This goes on to be one of the things Chika remembers when they play baseball, prompting her to throw the baseball at Nobue's side.)
*** In episode 35, sometime between 8 and 10 AM, Miu draws a fire button on Chika's forehead while she's sleeping. Nobue doesn't say anything, and the two prompt Matsuri not to reveal it when she comes over. Nobody at the used manga shop they go to that afternoon tells her, either. Later, at 7:30 PM, a minimum of nine-and-a-half hours later, Chika goes to the bathroom and finally sees the button and the kanji for "fire" in the mirror.
* In ''Manga/{{Stretch}}'', both Ran and Keiko do this to one another at various times. Part of the dynamic between the two.
* In the ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' [=OVAs=], it was revealed that Tenchi's own mother, Kiyone, did this to him as a child. Turns out she wasn't the sweet and kind lady Tenchi remembered her to be.
* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' has a variant [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNCtabzhlQQ In this OVA]] where a character uses a marker to blackout Kamina's cool shades, when he wakes up he thinks he's gone blind. [[LargeHam And then laments being "doomed to a life of darkness"]]
* In ''Manga/{{Yotsuba}}'', Yotsuba does this to her sleeping father because she thought daddy would look good with a mustache... and then it was so much fun she couldn't stop...
* In ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', at one point in the Dark Tournament Arc, Hiei uses an attack that leaves him "requiring hibernation". Kuwabara, upon being informed that almost nothing they do will wake him up, asks, "Can I draw a mustache on him?" He then holds up a felt-tipped marker to illustrate the point. He never ends up doing it, though, apparently, since we see Hiei mustache-free when he wakes up.
* ''Manga/ZettaiKarenChildren'':
** After Kyousuke managed to infiltrate into Fujiko's bedroom (to tamper with her computer terminal while she was sleeping) and then escape, when Fujiko wakes up she discovers that her face was doodled on. Then, in a later supplement 4-panel strip, we find out that she was doing the same to Kyousuke regularly when they were both kids.
** In one of the supplement 4-panel strips, after Sakaki gets drunk and falls asleep, Shiho doodles not only on his face, but on his ''torso'' as well, drawing (among other things) a bra on his chest and a funny face on his belly.

[[folder: Comic books ]]
* ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}'''s Captain Haddock does this once to an advertisement for a concert of Bianca Castafiore.
* A recurring gag in ''ComicStrip/KnightsOfTheDinnerTable''--after the characters lose a fight (usually one they picked for no good reason), [[GameMaster B.A.]] will sometimes announce that they wake up adorned with "runes of shame".

[[folder: Fan Works ]]
* In the JLA Watchtower universe, this was a common trick for the senior Titan boys to play on one another. It was used on-panel when Roy Harper passed out exhausted on the ride back from the Olympics. Dick found the peanut butter and jelly sandwich MRE and started doodling.
* In the Film/{{Transformers}} fanfic series, Fanfic/BlackCrayons, [[spoiler:Annabelle Lennox]] does this to the [[spoiler:twins, Mudflap and Skids]], in "Summer Vacation." Glitter was also used.
* In ''Fanfic/OpeningDangerousGates'', Chelia, Wendy, Happy, and Carla draw on Juvia's face when she gets drunk.
* ''FanFic/TheTwilightChild'': This is how the main character first meets the Cutie Mark Crusaders, opening her eyes to find Scootaloo mere seconds away from drawing on her face.
* In ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/10951206/chapters/24465324 Ninja Wizard Book 5]]'' Harry and Tom Riddle use time travel to draw on the faces of the Gryffindor fifth-year boys, including Harry's past self.
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12026631/7/The-Very-Best The Very Best]]'' Harry's Jigglypuff doodles on the Death Eaters at Voldemort's hideout after putting them to sleep.

[[folder: Film ]]
* A rare awake example, Todd in ''Film/TenThingsIHateAboutYou'' doodles a penis on the character trying to speak to him at the time.
** "...I have a dick on my face, don't I?"
* Happens to Zach Braff's character Andrew in ''Film/GardenState''--even worse, when he gets to the doctor's surgery for a checkup, he finds people have covered his whole body with swear words.
* Done to Farva at the end of ''Film/SuperTroopers''.
* A variation in Peter Jackson's ''Film/KingKong2005'': the pompous actor returns to his cabin to find that someone has vandalized his face on all of his movie posters. Then he stops for a bit to consider growing a PornStache like one of the doodles.
* Done in a scene of ''Film/FriendsWithBenefits''.
* In ''Film/MySuperExGirlfriend'', Jenny writes "Dick" on Matt's head after the [[ForegoneConclusion inevitable breakup]].
* In ''Film/JusticeLeague2017'', when a man acts rude to Barry Allen, Barry draws a mustache and glasses on him at SuperSpeed. The man doesn't notice until someone points it out.

[[folder: Literature ]]
* In both the book and the film versions of ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'', Edmund rather tackily scribbles a mustache and glasses on a lion that's been turned to stone, telling himself it's probably Aslan himself.
* This not only happens to the heroine in L. M. Montgomery's ''[[Literature/EmilyOfNewMoon Emily Climbs]]'', but she has reason to suspect her best friend of the deed.
* In the Literature/{{Discworld}} novel ''Discworld/NightWatch'', a 16-year old assassin-in-training Havelock Vetinari sneaks up on and knocks out an inebriated older assassin boy (the later-day Lord Downey) and paints tiger stripes on Downey's face. Downey had previously made fun of Vetinari for reading a book about animals using colors and patterns for camouflage and how to make oneself invisible by hiding in plain sight. The lesson was entirely lost on Downey.
** Vetinari had the printer's plates for the book destroyed and the existing copies hidden away to ensure that ''nobody else'' would learn the lesson either.
* In ''[[Literature/TheMagids Deep Secret]]'' by Creator/DianaWynneJones there's a scene at a party at an SF convention where several people are drawing on a handsome, almost naked guy who's drunkenly fallen asleep on the stairs. One of the artists is a magic user whose doodles constitute a spell designed to lead the guy to her bed later.
* In a Literature/KateDaniels novella, Andrea's love interest Raphael knowingly overexerts his [[VoluntaryShapeshifting magic]] and passes out, when he could have stayed in his [[BeastMan warrior form]] and answered her questions. Annoyed that he's avoiding her (and irritatedly wondering if he expects her to admire his naked body) she gets a Sharpie out and doodles on his face. Instead of being annoyed, though, Raphael thinks it's funny and takes her teasing as a sign that she returns his romantic interest.
* In ''Literature/TheGoodSoldierSvejk'', Švejk tells a story about a bald man, who fell asleep at a bar, and when he woke up, he found that someone wrote an advertisement for life insurance on his head.
* [[Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus The Blood Of Olympos]] has a conversed example - Reyna talks about the difference between (Roman) fauns and (Greek) satyrs. (As: If you fall asleep on duty, the faun steals your stuff, draws you a mustache and hits the road. Since it's a childrens book, the satyrs, in contrast, seem to be well-educated with respect to their usual habits in Greek mythology...)

[[folder: Live Action TV ]]
* ''Series/{{Cheers}}''. Sam does this to a dead drunk Rebecca, doodling a Mexican mustache and beard on her, then putting a poncho and a sombrero on her head as she dozes.
* ''Series/{{Friends}}'': During an [[EscalatingWar escalating prank war]] on the plane to Vegas, Ross draws a beard and moustache on Rachel's face. She doesn't notice until they reach their destination and discovers that it won't come off. Later on Ross suggests that she draws on him so she won't feel so self conscious. She gives him whiskers and writes 'Ross' on his forehead. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny They then get married stumble drunkenly about Vegas together, calling one another Mrs Ross and Mr Rachel]].
** Also seen in "The One At The Beach." The gang is on vacation at the beach, too bad they're trapped inside by the rain. Rachel wants to paint Ross's toenails, but he won't let her. A chase around the room ensues. They collapse into a chair and Ross grabs Rachel's hand to make her paint nailpolish on her own face.
*** From the same episode arc, Joey wakes up to find his body covered in sand and made to look like a particularly busty mermaid.
* In ''Series/GoGoSentaiBoukenger'', Masumi and Natsuki put glasses on a sleeping Satoru.
** Chiaki does this to Takeru during ''[[Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger Shinkengers]]'' FreakyFriday episode where Takeru's soul is swapped with a good luck cat statue. A couple of episodes later it's used as the penalty for losing in a card game. Takeru... wasn't doing very well but Chiaki was enjoying himself immensely.
* On ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', after the ditzy blonde Harmony Kendall was turned into a vampire (a ditzy vampire) and had Spike share a lair with her, she was fond of doodling on the sleeping Spike's back during the day, much to his annoyance. (episode: The Harsh Light of Day)
** In case you're wondering, she was writing "Spike loves Harmony" on his back. Spike's reaction when he wakes up? He's not pleased.
-->'''Spike :''' I love ''Syphilis'' more than you.
* In the ''WebVideo/Lonelygirl15'' episode "Hungover", Daniel wakes up after a night out drinking to discover that his face is now covered in doodles and the words "Jonas was here".
* [[RebelPrince Alain]] ends up with his face turned into impromptu canvas after trip into imaginery world in #34/35 of ''Series/KamenRiderGhost'' left his guard down for a while. [[ChewingTheScenery Onari]] is not missing oppurtunities. Unfortunately for him, Alain is [[ManChild petty enough]] to pay him back immediately after getting to know this.
* An episode of ''Series/{{Dog With A Blog}}'' has Tyler go around drawing moustaches on pictures. At the end of the episode, Bennett and Elen draw a moustache on him in retaliation.
* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' has it a few times, but with awake victims. In one episode, Kelso responds to JD that "he can do whatever he wants" and proceeds to draw a mustache on him. Cue Turk asking JD if he invited Kelso to "Mustache Sunday". In another episode, JD gets [[spoiler:PROM]] written on his forehead in a flashback mere weeks before prom, and needed surgery to get it off.
** Two more examples: When the Janitor is accidentally given a leaky pen by J.D. he thinks it was intentional and retaliates by using the spilled ink to give J.D. a mustache. And when Dr. Kelso is reading the last ''Literature/{{Harry Potter|and the Deathly Hallows}}'' book, he doodles Harry's glasses and scar on anyone who threatens to ruin the ending for him.
* ''Series/{{Shake it Up}}'':After Flynn passes out from a energy drink-induced sugar rush, Ty draws a moustache and a goatee on him and also writes "I Love Ty".
* In ''Series/GreenWing'', Dr. Statham invades a comatose [[spoiler:Mac]]'s hospital room and draws facial hair and glasses on his face in marker pen.
* One episode of ''Series/TheDickVanDykeShow'' had Richie and a playmate "connecting the dots" with the freckles on Rob's back as he slept on the couch, producing a picture of the Liberty Bell, which neighbor Millie Helper submits to an "Odd But True" newspaper column.
* On ''Series/TheCosbyShow'', an episode opens with Cliff asleep on the couch while Rudi applies makeup to his face.
* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "School Reunion", Creator/DavidTennant did this to ''himself'', in order to make sure that Billie Piper and Elisabeth Sladen [[EnforcedMethodActing laughed during a scene]].
* In ''Series/TopGear'' Clarkson, May and Hammond all have to act as crash test dummies and need to draw reference points on their faces. You can see where this is going.
* Andy does this to a sleeping Barney Fife in an episode of ''Series/TheAndyGriffithShow''.
* An episode of ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' had a subversion. A bunch of people at a party find an unpopular girl passed out and start painting things on her face. As one of them moves the girl's head, she realizes that there is a blood on her fingers. The unconscious girl was hit on the back of the head and then left lying on a bunch of coats.
* In the ''Series/ModernFamily'' episode "The Incident", Manny comes home from a sleepover with a Spock-style evil beard and moustache doodled on his face. He keeps the beard, takes to stroking it thoughtfully, and later sets the culprit's bike on fire.
* In ''Series/ICarly'', any sleeping student is prone to be Sam Puckett's victim during a Ridgeway HS all-nighter. To the point that the principal warns the entire school about this.
* A {{Brick Joke}} in the ''Series/{{Wizards of Waverly Place}}'' episode "The Good, The Bad and The Alex". After Warren faints from Harper's {{Death Glare}}, Alex wants to draw a moustache on him and thinks he might have a marker. This is proven correct later on when Warren gives Justin a marker and tells him to keep it away from Alex before fainting again. But when Max also wants to draw a moustache on Warren, Justin instantly gives him the marker because [[LoopholeAbuse he only agreed he wouldn't give it to Alex]].
* In ''Series/RaisingHope'', Jimmy's mom forcibly writes the word "Dork" on his face in permanent marker to ensure that he will not want to spend too much time flirting with Sabrina (the girl at the grocery store). Apparently she's done this often in the past.
--> '''Sabrina:''' You might wanna think about wearing make-up.
--> '''Jimmy:''' I tried that. It makes me look like a dork.
* Done in one episode of the ''Series/TheNanny'' via Niles to a sleeping C.C using fingernail polish.
* In Series 4 Episode 5 of ''Series/{{Misfits}}'', Finn and Grace draw a mustache and glasses on Rudy, who has passed out. When Rudy finds out, he pins Finn to the lockers and draws a Hitler mustache on Finn.
* ''Series/{{CSINY}}'': In "Get Me Out of Here!", Danny and Adam arrive at a frat house to investigate a murder. They wake up a pledge who has had a pair glasses drawn on his face and the word 'TOOL' written on his forehead.
* ''Series/TheITCrowd'' has a variant of this, where Roy has lipstick applied to him after a drunken night out. It's still there when he goes to work the next day.
* In the ''Series/GoodLuckCharlie'' episode, "Guys and Dolls", when Gabe and his new friend Logan accuse P.J. of being just like Bob, P.J. tries to prove to them that he can still be fun by having them draw on Bob's face in the middle of the night. They try to do the same with Amy, but she stops them. When Bob awakens the next morning, he thinks Amy drew on his face as retribution for giving Spencer bad advice on pleasing girls by telling him to pretend to like what they like.
** And in early episode, Charlie scribbles all over Teddy's face when she was forced to sleep in Charlie's crib before her big audition the next day. Ironically, this actually helped her get the part. Teddy lampshades this during her video diary at the end of the episode.
--->Teddy: If you ever draw on my face again, well...good luck Charlie

[[folder: Video Games ]]
* This is a standard StatusEffect in ''VideoGame/DokaponKingdom''.
* Part of Kula Diamond's ending in ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Maximum Impact 2'' is that she does this to Nagase after their battle.
* Losing characters in the ''VideoGame/PowerInstinct'' series suffer facial doodling from their opponents after the bout.
* Blanca from ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' wants the player to redraw her(/[[ShesAManInJapan his]]) face entirely, using the same interface that the game uses for drawing clothing patterns.
* In the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyCrystalChronicles'' games the player can draw on moogles in moogle houses in the first game and save points in the second.
* The DS rerelease of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'', [[BlackMagicianGirl Rydia]] obtains a larval [[SummonMagic Eidolon]] called Whyt. Using the DS stylus, the player can change what its face looks like.
* In ''VideoGame/EternalSonata'', Phil does this to an old man, and is run off. He heads in the direction of the cliffs, which you have to descend to find him.
* You can do this to sleeping Miis in ''VideoGame/TomodachiLife'' by tapping their face with the stylus. If you tap the "erase" button, it'll ''erase the Mii's entire face.'' It automatically goes back to normal once you click away, however.
* A rare awake example in ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'', the titular character draws [[VideoGame/{{Okami}} Ameratsu's facial markings]] on Luka's face with her lipstick while he's delivering a ''TheReasonYouSuckSpeech'' to her. He can't see her while she does it, though.
* [[ButtMonkey Komari]] can become a victim of this in ''VisualNovel/LittleBusters'', provided that you, the main character, doesn't stop [[ThePrankster Haruka]].
* The Servant (Nagito Komaeda) in ''VideoGame/AbsoluteDespairGirls'' spends most of Chapter 4 with his face covered in doodles, likely the Warriors of Hope's doing. [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight Absolutely no one comments on this]], even during a particularly dramatic plot reveal scene.
* In ''VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness'', Jovi drew on a sleeping old man's face with makeup.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* In ''VisualNovel/GrisaiaNoRakuen'' while Michiru is sleeping in, Makina takes it on herself to doodle all over her eyelids so whenever she closes them she has open eye doodles on them.
* Takeshi of ''VisualNovel/{{Ever17}}'' is [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/cit_ever17_-_takashi_gets_face_doodled.jpg subjected to this]] after annoying everyone else with his snoring and sleeptalk.
* Done to the loser of the penalty game on numerous occasions in ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry''.

[[folder: Web Animation ]]
* An Easter egg at the end of the WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail "haircut" shows the results of Strong Bad using his "light pen" on his brother Strong Sad while the latter is taking a nap.

[[folder: Webcomics ]]
* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', after [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0038.html Roy gets crippled by poison]], Elan and Belkar scribble on both Roy and the wall he's leaning against. Unusual, in that Roy is still conscious (and, naturally, really annoyed) while they're doing this.
--> "I eat you stinky roy!" [''sic'']
* In ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'', Helen and Mell do this (a lot of this) to Dave while his mind is busy with MentalTimeTravel.
* Taken to a disturbing new level in [[http://www.snafu-comics.com/comics.php?comic_id=279 this]] ''{{Snafu}}'' comic (referencing ''Anime/{{Naruto}}'').
* [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=645 This page]] of ''WebComic/GunnerkriggCourt'' gives a whole new meaning to the trope's name. The King of Robots, being a robot, can't use facial expressions... so he has a flat face like a whiteboard, and carries a marker and a rag everywhere. It looks ridiculous.
* Millie of ''WebComic/OzyAndMillie'' apparently likes to do this to Ozy.
* This happens to Ichabod in one [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1065768/page-119-that-escalated-quickly/ page]] of ''Webcomic/FarOutThere''... among other things.
* In ''Webcomic/PvP'', this was how Francis amused himself during a flight home from a convention. At Brent's expense, naturally.
* Subverted in ''Webcomic/WizardSchool'', where our 'hero' winds up with a PowerTattoo after a little AlcoholInducedIdiocy. When he wakes up to find three pretty blue stars on his face, he assumes the two children with him have done this--and berates them for drawing stars instead of a penis or two.
* ''Webcomic/ThePropertyOfHate'': When your friend has a tv for a head you can skip the marker completely.
* In ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'', when Faye is working for the secret robot fighting ring, she tells a recently repaired robot, "Remember, no punchin' stuff until the epoxy is cured. You'll rip the myomer off the strut, and I'll paint a dick on your face." It is implied that he didn't wait, as the next time we see this robot, [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3136 he has several drawings of dicks on his face.]]

[[folder: Web Original ]]
* Morgan of ''WebVideo/LoadingReadyRun'' will instantly wake up and stand at alert if anyone so much as ''uncaps'' a Sharpie within earshot of him due to this.
* In an episode of ''WebVideo/WhatTheFuckIsWrongWithYou'', Nash gets drunk and the Stick Man does it to him.
* A frequent RunningGag in ''Podcast/RiffTrax'', where they talk about 'Sharpieing a wang on someone's forehead'.
* In ''WebVideo/SwordArtOnlineAbridged'', when Kirito wakes up from a nap to find Asuna sleeping next to him, he draws some cat whiskers on her face. When she wakes up later, pulls her sword on him and demands to know what he's smirking about, she's [[FlatWhat clearly surprised]] that's ''all'' he did to her.
-->'''Kirito:''' Um, yeah? You were asleep, [[EveryoneHasStandards what else would I have done?]]\\
'''Asuna:''' (''sputtering'') Well... I... I-I mean... [[DudeShesLikeInAComa you know!]] [[ArentYouGoingToRavishMe You-you]] ''[[ArentYouGoingToRavishMe could've]]''...
* [[http://www.cracked.com/article_16929_5-drinking-myths-that-can-kill-you.html This]] ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' article suggests that people do this while monitoring their passed-out friends for symptoms of alcohol poisoning.


[[folder: Western Animation ]]
* Someone draws a mustache on Harold's face in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland.''
** And in a later episode [=LeShawna=] draws a smiley face on the back of [[spoiler: Heather's bald head]].
* In one ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode, Quagmire passes out after a rather lopsided drinking game. When he awakens later his face has "penus" written on it.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': In 'Deep Space Homer' Bart wrote 'Insert brain here' on the back of Homer's head. And later [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming "Hero".]]
** Also, he once wrote 'Wide Load' on his ass.
** ''Tattooed'' 'Wide Load' on his ass.
** In 'I am Furious Yellow', Ralph doodles on his own face. "I'm called Ralph!".
* In the ''WesternAnimation/MerrieMelodies'' short "Daffy Doodles", WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck draws mustaches on posters all over town. When he's not doing that, he's drawing them on people and WesternAnimation/PorkyPig, the police officer trying to bring him in.
* In the "outtakes" for ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'' Woody pulls this on Buzz a few times. He doodles funny faces on Buzz's helmet that show up when he snaps it closed, and puts "This Space For Rent" on his wings.
* Reef does it to Ripper and No-Pants Lance in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Stoked}}!''. Vengeance is swift and brutal.
* In the opening of the ''WesternAnimation/ThePinkPanther'' series, the inspector does this with a brute, mistaking him for a poster. When the brute knocks the inspector out, the Pink Panther does the same to the inspector. [[note]] It should be added that Pink Panther begins all the ''MustacheVandalism'' with defacing a WantedPoster, and the inspector finds it funny...[[/note]]
* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'': "I'm gonna draw on your face! No, seriously, I'm gonna draw on your face." While you never actually see Percy the doll draw on anyone's face (though he does attempt to do this to Rigby), you do see Pops with his face drawn on.
** In an earlier episode, Dizzy, Rigby draws on Pop's face while he's passed out from spinning too much.
* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'': Bobby and Joseph with a book of jokes, attempt a prank on Dale by giving him a quarter face message with black marker on the rim of the coin. Example of SpringtimeForHitler when Dale is at the gun club for reelection, the members thought Dale wore war paint and vote him for president again (when wanting to resign Dale).
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'': Finn and Jake do this to the Ice King when they steal the gems from his crown while he is asleep in "The Lich".
* "WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar": King Julien gets moustache on his face, but [[spoiler: [[ItMakesSenseInContext then]] reveals, that he was who drew it]]
* ''WesternAnimation/BeanyAndCecil'': "The Wildman of Wildsville" has the title character painting a test pattern on Cecil's face. He turns one of Cecil's nostrils like a TV control knob; Cecil's eyes conjoin and form the CBS eye.
* There are a few instances on ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', including Mabel waking up with "Party Gurl" written on her face in the episode "Carpet Diem", Dipper having "Goober" written across his forehead by his uncle in the between-season short "Dipper's Guide to the Unexplained: Stan's Tattoo", and [[spoiler: the leader of the Society of the Blind Eye]] having his facial tattoo vandalized by Mabel in the episode "Society of the Blind Eye".
* ''WesternAnimation/TheHairBearBunch'' pulls this on zookeeper Mr. Peevly in the debut episode "Keep Your Keeper." Hair makes Peevly think he's suffering an ailment only zookeepers get called "zoolirium." While Peevly sleeps, Hair dresses up as a doctor while Square and Bubi paint his face green with red polka dots and fit him with a long beard.
* The ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Stunning and Brave" had Randy and a group of literal [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad PC thugs by]] bully Kyle for saying Caitlyn Jenner is not a "hero" by, among other things, drawing penises on his face.

[[folder: Real Life ]]
* British magazine FRONT, has a subsection on a page (or two) with people who got pissed [[note]] (that is, drunk, not angry)[[/note]] and passed out and other people doodling stuff on 'em like dicks, balls, or covering them in flour or something along those lines. So quite obviously, this happens a lot in real life. [[TruthInTelevision Truth in alcoholic beverages?]]
* Happened to one of the New England Patriots Cheerleaders at a party where other members drew, among other things, Swastikas. Patriots owner Robert Kraft is Jewish. You can guess the rest.
* You think using markers is funny? [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=796jG5qiDEA Try it with toothpaste.]]
** or a [[SuntanStencil stencil or some sort of blocking cream on the back of somebody who is sunbathing while asleep/drunk.]]
* When dealing with a mass casualty event, first responders are trained to fill out a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triage_tag triage tag]] for each patient, if they run out of tags (or if they feel the tags risk getting damaged), they will write the information on the patient's forehead with a waterproof sharpie.
* In the Japanese game of Hanetsuki (similar to an old-style badminton, often played by girls at New Year's), missing a shot traditionally meant paying a penalty of letting the winner put a mark on the loser's face with ink. Extended matches might end with both players sporting (painted on) black eyes, scars, moles and kanji characters.