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 and 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.
- Ghostface from Scream, who is called that after the white mask that he wears.
- Leatherface from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre films. His own face is messed up, so he makes new ones from the skins of his and his family's victims. And since the dead skin goes bad fast, he's constantly looking for new material....
- The eponymous Scarface, even though he is never called that in the film. He claims that he got the said scar in a fight when he was a kid, and the police questioning him about it try to piss him off by asking him if he really got it from performing cunnilingus (or from "eating apple pie", depending on the version you're watching).
- Babyface from The Hills Run Red. His name comes from the white baby mask made from porcelain and bones that he wears.
- The killer in the Slasher Movie parody Dude Bro Party Massacre 3 is called Motherface, because she wears her dead mother's face as a mask.
- Taserfase from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Nearly everyone else in the movie thinks the name is ridiculous.
- 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.)
- 2Face from Remnants.
- Brightpaw from Warrior Cats has her name changed to Lostface after she got mauled by the dogs.
- An episode of Saved by the Bell had a kid called Craterface for having acne all over his face.
- Pizza Face from the "Earboy" sketches on All That.
- On Person of Interest, Elias's right hand Anthony Marconi is nicknamed (and credited as) Scarface.
- The Office: The villain of Michael's film (played by Jim) is Gold Face, a man whose face became coated in gold due to an industrial accident.
- Metal Face (called "Black Face" in Japan) from Xenoblade; so named because Mechon don't usually have faces. Other "Face" Mechon show up throughout the game as well.
- Both Krista Sparks and her car from Twisted Metal are referred to by the nickname "Dollface."
- 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.