Nicknames can say something about a guy. A deformity, a mask, or the looks of a person can give him a Name-Face Name
. A Name-Face Name is when a character's nickname comes from a characteristic of his face.
Often leads to Only Known by Their Nickname
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Anime & Manga
- The names of at least four of the mecha in Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann are derived from their faces:
- "Lagann" - Enveloping Face
- "Gunmen" - Huge Face
- "Mugann" - Faceless
- "Lazengann" - Spiral Face
- Noface from Spirited Away.
- Batman's foes include the Ventriloquist's puppet Scarface, Two-Face, Clayface and the less popular Baby-Face and False Face.
- Goldface from Green Lantern.
- Arseface, from Preacher.
- Metal Beak from Guardians of Ga'Hoole. (Incidentally, he was *not* the same character as the Metal Beak of the movie. Nyra never was called Metal Beak in the books, only Kludd was.)
- Metal Face (called "Black Face" in Japan) from Xenoblade.
- Baby-Face Nelson.
- Al 'Scarface' Capone.
- Pizza-face is a common insult for people that have acne all over their face.
- The Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Game has Necroface, a giant tentacled zombie baby head, and Birdface, a bird-man.