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->'''Renee Montoya:''' Bite me.\\
'''ComicBook/TheQuestion:''' Can't. No mouth.
-->-- ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo''

The human brain is hardwired to recognize faces. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pareidolia Humans will even see faces where there are none,]] such as TheManInTheMoon. So there is something very disturbing about a person without a face. Meet The Blank.

The Blank is a humanoid character with no face. Perhaps it is a disguise to unsettle opponents. Perhaps they were a victim of [[FaceStealer some entity that steals faces]], a common form of TransformationTrauma. Or perhaps they're just that good at poker. How the character is able to see, breathe and talk without eyes, a nose or a mouth is not likely to be resolved.

While TheNoseless or NoMouth characters often have part-time facial features with SuddenAnatomy, this seems to happen less often with The Blank. Presumably, The Blank is generally done for dramatic impact, while those others are sometimes simply for creator convenience.

Not to be confused with TheFaceless. Compare FacelessEye and EyelessFace. TheNondescript might as well not have a face, given how tough theirs is to recall. See also MalevolentMaskedMen and its extra-blank subtrope WhiteMaskOfDoom.

Has nothing to do with ''VideoGame/StoryOfTheBlanks'', or with ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' AntiMagic.



* [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1031062/Faceless-aliens-spotted-crowd-Wimbledon.html A PR campaign for a new car from Lotus had faceless people turning up at public events in the UK.]]
* Advertising/{{Pepsiman}} [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTGifrYPTas Japanese commercial.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6AM6aJjYvc This anti mobile theft ad]] from Protect Your Data.

[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'', practically every OZ [[HumongousMecha Mobile Suit]] has a face dominated by a flat, square camera sensor ("[[FanNickname TV Face]]" to the fans). This takes on another dimension later in the series, when the [[MechaMooks Mobile Dolls]] are introduced.
* ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'': Like [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Decoy Octopus]], one Shinomori Aoshi's {{ninja}} EliteMook named Hanya more or less destroyed his own face so that he can be a MasterOfDisguise.
* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''
** One of the defining traits of the ganmen robots is that they have large faces. Thus, when the enemy [[spoiler: Anti-Spiral]] robots show up, the Gurren Brigade are visibly disturbed that ''they don't have faces.''
** Later on, Anti-Spiral mechs with faces show up. [[UncannyValley It doesn't help.]]
* Truth from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' is blank all over, save when his face is contorting into a sadistic grin, or when some poor idiot is about to lose a chunk of himself to it.
* In ''Anime/SailorMoon'', one makeup-themed MonsterOfTheWeek accidentally erased her own face. She was trying to draw it back with eyebrow pencil on when Sailor Moon zapped her.
* Canti from ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'' has a [[TVHeadRobot TV for a head]]. However, he expresses emotions well enough with gestures.
* ''Manga/InuYasha''
** One of Naraku's incarnations starts off this way, until he starts stealing people's faces (leaving them faceless and dead).
** There is also The Un-mother, in the episode where you first meet Sesshomaru.
* ''Manga/SchoolRumble'': "''[[LampshadeHanging WHEN DID THIS]] [[FacelessMasses FACELESS MOB]] [[BreakingTheFourthWall OF EXTRAS START CHASING ME!?]]"''
* A one-shot character's face was not drawn for most of the chapter in ''Manga/ChibisanDate''.
* The Pict in ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia''.
* In the first season OP of ''Anime/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'', female students are shown with facial features blanked out and various kanji written on them.
* Symbolic example in ''Manga/MagiLabyrinthOfMagic:'' when Alibaba meets his father, [[spoiler:the King of Balbadd]], his face (and hands) are shown as blank [[FaceFramedInShadow darkness]]. Later, on his deathbed, Alibaba finally asks [[spoiler:the King]] if he ever really loved Alibaba's mother; when he confirms that he did, his face is suddenly revealed.

* Giorgio de Chirico made spooky use of featureless mannequins in several of his paintings, including "The Disquieting Muses."
* René Magritte used faceless, suited figures in many of his paintings as well. However, "Son of Man" is not an example, as though the subject may appear, at first glance, to be faceless, if you look closely you can see a single eyebrow and part of an eye.
* Several sculptures by Kevin Francis Gray are of metallic human figures with their faces hidden by waves of what might be cloth, or might simply not have faces at all. In particular, "Face Off", "Pearly Girl & Pearly Boy", and "Hold Tight" give off this impression.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ComicBook/TheQuestion from Franchise/TheDCU and the Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse, pictured above.
* John Doe, the Generic Man, a villain from DC Comics' ''The Heckler'', is not just blank-faced, his body is an outline with a plain white interior. His face sometimes has a description of his emotions where the mouth should be. He can turn anything he touches equally featureless (but labeled).
* The Global Peace Agents in ''ComicBook/{{OMAC}}'' by Jack Kirby also used masks to make themselves appear blank-faced. The Kirby series was {{retcon}}ned into the mainstream DCU by John Byrne as a closed time loop caused by O.M.A.C. going backward in time and preventing UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. (The end of the Byrne story has O.M.A.C. preventing himself from doing so.) It has since been retconned even more in ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'', in which the new Question, Renee' Montoya, appears to become the first Global Peace Agent. The implication is that the blank-face masks worn by all Peace Agents in O.M.A.C.'s future are based on the Question's mask (and probably use a "later generation" of the same technology).
* Rorschach, the CaptainErsatz of the Question in ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'', a particularly weird example because of the shifting patterns of his mask. It seems like you should be able to project facial expressions onto it, but you can't.
* A very early ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' story (''Detective Comics'' #37, 1939) features a man whose face has been erased by the villain. Weirdly he could still speak and there is no indication in the story that the condition is reversible. Hilariously, he hardly even seems to care. He scares Bruce Wayne in the first few panels, but both men shrug it off like he just stepped on his foot or something.
* Another one-shot Franchise/{{Batman}} villain was Dr. No-Face. No prizes for guessing what his gimmick was.
** Particularly disturbing is another No-Face (no relation to the guy above) appearing in ''Battle for the Cowl'': Arkham Asylum, where he tops off an already creepy comic [[spoiler: BY PAINTING HIS FACE TO LOOK LIKE THE FREAKING JOKER.]] ''Why'' he has no face is even more disturbing; he glued a ceremonial mask on (long story) and his father ''tore it off'' when he saw him wearing it. (It later turns out, however, that [[spoiler: he doesn't exist, and Jeremiah Arkham has been hallucinating all his "special" patients]]. Whether that makes him ''more'' or ''less'' disturbing is another question...)
* The Chameleon has no face of his own in ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' when not impersonating someone.
* Johnny Sorrow from Franchise/TheDCU has no human face... but [[BrownNote pull aside his mask and you die]].
* The Awesome Android from the Franchise/MarvelUniverse, is an artificial person with a blank metal cube for a head. He can't talk, and when he appears working in a law firm in the pages of ''ComicBook/SheHulk'', he uses a [[TalkingWithSigns chalkboard to communicate]]. He later upgrades to a modern tablet device that connects to his CPU via wifi; one wonders why he continued to communicate via text at that point, rather than acquiring a text-to-voice application.
* Dimensional Man, a minor villain in the MarvelUniverse (created by Steve Ditko, who also created the Question).
** Another one-shot Marvel villain was actually called "The Blank". It wasn't just his face, though - he had a force-field generator that made his entire body look like a greyed-out silhouette.
* In the original series of ''ComicBook/BatmanAndTheOutsiders'', one storyline had Halo having a recurring nightmare where her face was pulled off like a mask, revealing her to be faceless underneath.
* During Creator/GrantMorrison's run of ''Comicbook/DoomPatrol'', Comicbook/FlexMentallo describes a number of his former teammates in one issue. Among them was the Fact, whose appearance and name are a clear homage to/parody of the Question. The Fact went on to feature (sort of) in Flex's own miniseries.
* In one of the early issues of the series ''[[ComicBook/{{WITCH}} W.I.T.C.H.]]'', Will dreams that she's woken and looked in the mirror to find that she has no face! Then she tries to [[FaceDoodling draw one on]] with a black marker before being woken up.
* The ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'' strip gives us Shayde, whose head is a featureless black sphere.
** And the faceless children from "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night".
** A ''Doctor Whoa'' strip speculated that the reason for the Tenth Doctor's regeneration would be having his face worn away from too much kissing.
* The android Zero from ''ComicBook/NewMutants'' and other books in the MarvelUniverse.
* Megaman from the ''ComicBook/{{Nova}}'' series in the MarvelUniverse.
* The Faceless Fiend from the Creator/MarvelComics ''Comicbook/TheTombOfDracula''. The Faceless Fiend could transfer features or body parts from others onto his featureless form, leaving blank flesh on his victim in its place. This also somehow killed his victims.
* One alien scheme in ''ComicBook/StrikeforceMorituri'' involved an alien "healer" plant, which killed people by making their skin overgrow their mouth and nostrils, leaving their corpses looking like this.
* Yor, the Faceless Hunter from Saturn, an obscure DC space villain best known for his appearance on ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold''.
* In ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'', the Anti-Monitor briefly causes the Psycho-Pirate to lose his face in order to bring him to submission.
* Minor Marvel villain Ruby Thursday is a sexy MadScientist with a shape-shifting blob of red plastic for a head; its resting state is a featureless sphere. The closest she ever gets to having a face is a pair of glowing "eye" dots that only appear when she needs to indicate which direction she's looking.
* A Marvel-published issue of ''ScoobyDoo'' dealt with a faceless phantom trying to scare an inventor into giving up his plans for a teleportation device. Turns out the phantom, when unmasked, was a schmuck who feared teleportation devices would render airlines obsolete and he wouldn't be able to see the stewardesses. And the clincher was the inventor's teleportation device was phony.
* ComicBook/ChickTracts portray {{God}} as this.
* While most of them have some kind of recognizable humanoid features, a fair few Franchise/{{Transformers}} essentially have ''no'' facial features beyond a [[CyberCyclops single glowing eye]], such as [[BloodKnight Whirl]] and [[TheSpock Shockwave]]. Somehow, [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Vos_%28DJD%29 a more traditionally Blank Transformer face]] can become [[NightmareFace profoundly disturbing]].
* ''[[ComicBook/XForce X-Statix]]'' villain Mr. Code had a Question-style featureless mask with a [[ScannableMan barcode printed on it]].
* The original ''ComicBook/WestCoastAvengers'' miniseries featured a villain who ''called'' himself "The Blank" (picking it up from a bystander in the bank he was robbing at the time), a petty thief with nothing but a pistol and a stolen force field belt that made him bulletproof, hard to grab, and made his entire body look like a light gray silhouette when active. After escaping the newly-formed team in their first encounter he entirely sensibly decided that he was badly outclassed against "real" superheroes and should leave town [=ASAP=] -- unfortunately for him other events prevented that, leading to his eventual apparent DisneyVillainDeath.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* [[TropeNamer The Blank]], a.k.a. Frankie "Faceless" Redrum, considered to be the first true {{supervillain}} that ComicStrip/DickTracy fought, was a disfigured criminal who hid his hog-like face behind a featureless, flesh-colored cloth mask attached to his face. In the ''Dick Tracy'' [[TheMovie live-action film]], when the character was downgraded/retrofitted as a generic vigilante alter ego of [[spoiler:FemmeFatale [[GenderFlip Breathless Mahoney]] (conceived mainly to eliminate Big Boy Caprice's gang so that she could have Dick Tracy)]], the mask was changed to a generic stocking mask and [[spoiler:Mahoney]] simply talking in a husky voice.\\\
Interestingly, [[EnsembleDarkhorse even though Redrum hardly appeared in the strip at all, The Blank became one of Tracy's most intriguing and iconic foes]] -- so much so that, when plans were first made in the 1980s to do a movie version, The Blank was the very first villain the screenwriters thought to include.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* The Face is a comic book parody character used in short stories of comic book fan fiction by Ben del Mundo. He was created on November 20, 2004, and was inspired by the DC Comics character, the Question. His attire consists of a costume of gray, complete with trenchcoat, fedora, pants, and gloves. In addition he wears a faceless mask in order "to strike fear into the hearts of his enemies" and uses his journalistic investigative skills to solve crimes.
* In the long ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' fic ''Sink to the Bottom With You'', our heros face up against faceless soldiers, among other similar horrors cooked up by Hojo and hiding out in the Midgar Sewers.
* One of the dominant villains of ''TroperWorks/TheOtherworldAnthology'' is The Hatter, an evil version of the ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'' character with no face save for a pair of bulging eyes.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' fic ''The Avatar's Love'' by RainAndRoses, Aang has his face stolen by [[FaceStealer Koh]]. Katara then has several nightmares throughout the story, most of which end with her uncovering Aang's face only to reveal that it's completely blank.
* [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos Slender Man]] fic ''Fanfic/ByTheFiresLight'' features the tall, dark, and faceless Slender Man as the antagonist.
* In ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'', [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos The Slender Men]] have blank white mask like faces. Somehow, they can still shriek. And yes, ''men''. There are thousands of them and for added NightmareFuel, they can shapeshift, they can fly, they travel by shadows, they're mercenaries from [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles the Winter Court]] and implied to be the children of something ''even worse''.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Just pick any of ''Animation/TheMindsEye'' series, and you're guaranteed to find at least one humanoid figure lacking a face and, much more frequently, [[BarbieDollAnatomy anatomy]]. One submission in the first in the series even goes as far as to lack the ''blank itself'', reducing the character's head to a thin ring.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Xayide in ''Film/TheNeverendingStoryIITheNextChapter'' starts out this way. Then she puts her face on. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjwl18czAzY here]].
* The faceless dancer from ''Film/{{Legend 1985}}''.
* Will Turner finds a faceless corpse in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest''. The man had his face sucked off by the tentacles of the Kraken, an event Gibbs mentioned earlier in the film. (Just in case you needed reminding, this is from the same director as ''Film/TheRing''...)
* In ''Film/EternalSunshineOfTheSpotlessMind'', when Joel escapes with the memory of his ex-girlfriend into an already-erased memory, the characters he sees are distorted and have no faces. In another scene, he confronts the memory of his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend (who, coincidentally, is erasing his memories) he forcibly turns him around, but since he's only ever seen him from behind all he gets is the back of his head again.
* Toxie uses video erasing equipment to erase the face of a henchman in ''Film/TheToxicAvengerPartIIITheLastTemptationOfToxie''.
* In ''Film/BloodAndBlackLace'', the killer wears a featureless white mask.
* Toward the end of ''Film/DoloresClaiborne'', Selena sees the back of her own head while facing a mirror. When she tries to turn around, she has no face. This happens just before her bad memories come back.
* A soldier in ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan'' gets his face blown off during Omaha Beach, though that's actually quite distinctive: people would readily be able to recognise that.
* Pictures from the movie ''Film/{{Surrogates}}'' (''VideoGame/SecondLife'' in RealLife via sexy androids) show the two leads inspecting android soldiers: their faces consist of two tiny camera lenses for eyes and vague brow/nose ridges.
* ''Film/DickTracy'' featured "The Blank", a faceless gangster super-villain alter-ego who acts as the ChessMaster of the film.
* In ''Film/TheBrothersGrimm'', one of the girls loses her face to a mud baby. You might forget it for time.
* The trope was subverted in the film adaptation of ''Literature/JohnnyGotHisGun''; makers of the film included extensive dream/fantasy sequences with actor Timothy Bottoms to get around the fact that his character spends the entire novel with a blank, box-shaped mask over his completely destroyed face.
* Ugg and Lee's default forms in the ''Film/{{Critters}}'' series are white faces that lack features.
* The reflective robots guarding the bomb on the train in ''Film/SuckerPunch''.
* A particularly [[http://www.joblo.com/images_arrownews/smiley02.jpg fucked up]] instance in the slasher film ''Film/{{Smiley}}''.
* This trope forms the entire premise of ''Film/{{Bruiser}}''. A man wakes up one day to find that his face has taken on the appearance of a smooth, featureless mask; no eyes, nose, mouth or facial hair.
* ''Film/TheIntruders'' has a nasty one named Hollow Face, a sort of storybook monster who steals children's faces.
* The mysterious navigator androids aboard the ''Cygnus'' in ''Film/TheBlackHole''.
* The killer in ''Film/TheBoogeyman'' is described as this, though he's really just a guy with stocking over his head.
* ''Film/FaustLoveOfTheDamned'': Jade has childhood nightmares about a faceless man who [[RapeAsBackstory raped her]] that she called "Smooth Man".
* ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'': A rare good example are the Kallidahin, who harbor Obi-Wan, Bail Organa, and Yoda after the two Jedi return from their duels, as well as trying to save Padme.
* ''Film/{{Antichrist}}'': The epilogue features Willem Dafoe's character being surrounded by a large group of faceless female spirits who walk through the forest, ignoring him.

* In the ''Literature/GiveYourselfGoosebumps'' book ''Welcome to the Wicked Wax Museum'', one of the possible endings was that your face gets stolen, and the front of your head only has smooth, blank wax where it used to be.
* The {{Gamebook}} series ''Literature/TheFabledLands'' features a country whose leader is the person out of every generation born without a face. He does wear a mask over it, but it is featureless too.

* In Creator/CliveBarker's ''Literature/TheHellboundHeart'' (which would become ''Film/{{Hellraiser}}''), the Engineer (a fifth cenobite known by reputation by Frank at the story's beginning), doesn't show up until the end. This ''may'' be a questionable example [[spoiler: if he was only given human shape by virtue of occupying Julia's wedding dress.]]
* Creator/HPLovecraft's nightgaunts.
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/TerribleTrivium.png The Terrible Trivium]] in ''Literature/ThePhantomTollbooth''.
* In ''The King of the Swords'' by Creator/MichaelMoorcock, Literature/{{Corum}}, an incarnation of the [[CosmicPlaything Eternal Champion]] has to face god of [[OrderVersusChaos Chaos]] "Mabelode the Faceless" (or perhaps "Mabelrode").
* Creator/SimonRGreen's ''Literature/{{Nightside}}'' series has the Harrowing, [[ImplacableMan unstoppable constructs]] with no faces, who are a constant source of terror to John Taylor throughout the series.
* From ''Literature/TheKingInYellow'', the Stranger in Pallid Mask aka the Phantom of Truth, whose equivalent haunts the protagonists in one of the short stories. He is a living corpse whose face is white smooth like a mask. The Stranger might also be Hastur "the King in Yellow" of the Franchise/CthulhuMythos.
-->[[NotAMask "I wear no mask."]]
* The titular character of "Literature/TheMasqueOfTheRedDeath", who seems to have inspired the Franchise/CthulhuMythos example above. When his mask is removed, it is revealed he has neither face nor body, and his cloak falls to the floor.
* Indirectly used in Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Discworld/MenAtArms'', when Carrot offers to reveal the face of a killer to a clown. Surrounded by painted eggs which document the make-up worn by professional clowns, he shows the witness an unpainted egg. As the Fools' Guild indoctrinates clowns [[BecomingTheMask to think of their make-up as their]] ''[[BecomingTheMask real]]'' [[BecomingTheMask face]], the clown retreats in horror from the "faceless" egg. In truth, Carrot has deduced that the murderer [[spoiler: isn't a clown at all]].
* The protagonist of Creator/AlfredBester's ''Literature/TheDemolishedMan'' is haunted in his nightmares by The Man With No Face (Looming. Silent.) Diagnosed as [[spoiler: his subconscious denial of his business rival as his father]].
* In Author Mary [=SanGiovanni=]'s books ''Found You'' and ''The Hollower'' the big bad is a faceless creature in a fedora hat and trench coat who uses bogyman tactics to break you so he can feast on your fear and despair.
* In one of ''Literature/TheIndianInTheCupboard'' books, Omri's father is accidentally sent back in time to inhabit a faceless Iroquois Indian corn doll. He becomes a miniature of his human self, with a flesh-and-bone face, but no features. Doubles as AndIMustScream.
* The recent SF novel ''Eudeamon'' by Erika Moak uses this trope. An earlier version of it [[http://www.evil-dolly.com/txt/Eudeamon.htm can be found online here.]] Suffice it to say, much of this story qualifies as horror, even though technically it is a ''love story''.
* Elli Quinn becomes this in ''Literature/TheWarriorsApprentice'' when she takes a plasma burn to the face. Fortunately, plastic surgery does wonders in the future.
* The E.F. Benson story ''The Step'' features this.
* The ''Literature/{{Goosebumps}}'' short story ''Broken Dolls'' features a creepy old woman who crafts dolls, but doesn't include facial features on her creations. It is later revealed that she uses a type of magical gel (referred to as "dolly jelly" by the protagonist's younger brother) which not only robs the unfortunate victims of their faces, which then end up on the specific doll, but their souls apparently become trapped in the dolls, too.
* ''Literature/JohnnyGotHisGun'' could be said to be a pioneer of this trope going into full-blown horror territory, with the novel's main character (who lost his arms, legs, and face in an explosion during World War I) spending the entire novel with a featureless box-shaped mask covering up the face portion of his caved-in skull. It also gets points for coming up with a way for someone without a face to communicate in a realistic fashion (he uses Morse Code).
* In ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfThomasCovenant'', the Sandgorgons have no facial features.
* In ''Literature/ThoseThatWake'', the man in the suit is described as being hard to describe, with a lack of facial or clothing features but definite familiarity.
* Zig-zagged with The BigBad of James Stoddard's fantasy novel, ''TheHighHouse''. His head just appears as a white roundish mass with no features. However, occasionally, either his SlasherSmile mouth or his eyes will be visible on it. When [[spoiler:the hero kills him at the end, all his features become visible and he looks just like an ordinary human being.]]
* In Creator/TanyaHuff's ''The Silvered'', the protagonist tries to practice healing magic on an injured rabbit. To her horror, when she tries to close up the holes in its skin, she closes up ''everything''--mouth, ears, and nose. [[spoiler: This winds up being how she kills the BigBad, who has protections from everything except healing magic.]]
* One of the titular ''Literature/MidnightsChildren'' has this power. Downplayed in that he does still have eyes (of a sort) and a mouth-like hole.
* In ''Literature/AlienInASmallTown,'' Indira has felt self-conscious and "stared at" all her life. She finds it enormously comforting that her alien friend is a good listener and literally does not have a face.
* In the third ''Literature/WarriorCats'' book, Fireheart has a nightmare of a faceless queen losing her kits.
* In ''Literature/ParadoxBound'', the Faceless Men have been around since the founding of the US, tasked with protecting American history from accidental or intentional changes by people “skidding” across history. They also protect [[spoiler:the Dream, an extremely powerful artifact that can be used to remake the country to a single person's desires]]. When people are recruited by the Faceless Men, they undergo surgery that removes their facial features and grafts the feeling of certainty into them, as well as the ability to move through history at will. Certainty allows them to know exactly what is around them up to a certain range, which is how they are perfectly fine without eyes. It also makes them very hard to kill, as they can calculate the precise way to position themselves to make bullets bounce off their bones harmlessly at just the right angle.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' examples:
** The Raston Warrior Robot from "The Five Doctors".
** Also the Cybermens killer androids from "Earthshock".
** The Wire's victims from "The Idiot's Lantern".
** "Forest of the Dead" - [[spoiler:the faceless doll]].
** Further back, all the humans who have their [[FaceStealer faces stolen]] by aliens in the "The Faceless Ones".
** The Handbots in "The Girl Who Waited", which was commented on by the Doctor, and later lampshaded when Old Amy [[{{Pun}} disarms]] one of them and keeps it as a pet, she draws a face on it and names it Rory.
** In the latest Season Finale; the Name of the Doctor, [[spoiler: The Whisper Men, who are minions of the Great Intelligence]], could also qualify as such. [[spoiler: Aside from a freakish looking mouth, they otherwise completely lack facial features]].
** Also arguably the Silence (or Silents, or whatever they're called) [[TheReveal who bear such great resemblance to]] [[spoiler: the Whisper Men]] might partially qualify; as they lack most facial features, save for two bulbous eyes, and a slit for a nose.
** [[spoiler: Even more interesting is their ambition and features seem to be polar opposite of the Whisper Men, as they want to kill the Doctor to prevent him stating his name, while the Whispers want his name to be revealed. Which is made even better since Whispers ''only'' possess a mouth, while the Silence lack a mouth]].
* ''Series/LookAroundYou'' contains a couple examples of this:
** In the pilot episode, it is explained that the "queen" of a calcium molecule escaping makes the entire molecule unstable and can lead to the dreaded "Helvetica Scenario." What exactly happens is unclear, but the end result is the victim losing their face. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aY7XH2ulTEU Clip]]
** In the last episode of Series 2, Sir Prince Charles ends up looking faceless after Leonard Hatred sprays him with his "Psilence" liquid skin. (It's not explained how His Royal Highness is able to breathe after this happens, but he seems to manage.)
* ''Series/SapphireAndSteel'' encountered one of these in Assignment 4 (named Mr. Shape in the credits); aside from being faceless, most of the time he could use two actual faces (both of them pretty [[TheNondescript nondescript]]).
* Tom has a vision of [[WaifProphet Maia]] sans face in ''Series/TheFortyFourHundred''. The combination of The Blank and a CreepyChild pushed this scene into fearsome overdrive. Also, he can't see her face is because she's just been the subject of a RetGone via TimeTravel, making the whole thing ''that much worse''.
* Parodied somewhat on ''Series/ThirtyRock''. On a show within a show episode, we see a manager whose face appeared to be blurred for the camera, but we learn he has "Blurry Face Syndrome."
* Parodied in ''Series/TheMightyBoosh'' - Vince describes Howard as "generic looking" and when he paints his portrait, paints his face as a big pink circle, like a balloon. Howard's uninterested LoveInterest Mrs Gideon agrees that it looks just like him, and later on Dixon Bainbridge draws a sketch of Howard the same way.
* The true forms of the aliens in the ''Series/AreYouAfraidOfTheDark'' episode "The Tale Of The Thirteenth Floor"; [[spoiler: in fact, the protagonist [[TomatoInTheMirror turns out to be one too]] at the end]].
** The people who had their faces stolen in "The Tale Of Many Faces". She couldn't take away their personalities, though. Not true blankness, actually.
* In ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek]]'''s "Charlie X", Charlie turns a laughing crewwoman into a faceless freak.
* In ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'''s "The Fight", Chakotay fights a being from a region of chaotic space; the being is wearing a boxing hoodie that hides his face, when the alien is finally revealed, he has no face, only a starfield.
* Blank-ness turns lethal on ''Series/{{Fringe}}'', when a string of victims' facial features start rapidly growing over, causing death by suffocation. Even a tracheotomy can't save them, as the growing tissue quickly seals any such airholes as fast as they are made.
* ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' had The Face Stealer in one episode, who could steal faces even through the Rangers helmets, leaving them mindless zombies.
* The Green Man from ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' wears a faceless spandex bodysuit.
* The Bringers on ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' are sort of this, given that they seem expressionless, emotionless and have skin growing over where their eyeballs should be. The show's creators specifically commented that making them look like deformed humans was creepier than most of the other demons they used.
* ''The New [[Series/TheTwilightZone Twilight Zone]]'': The labourers in "A Matter of Minutes"
* The [[LaResistance renegade aliens]] in ''Series/TheXFiles'' have no faces as a result of having sealed every orifice on their body to prevent infection by the [[TheVirus black oil]].
* In ''Series/FrankieBoylesTramadolNights'' all the actors in the "Untitled Street" sketch are given blank faces so they can be as neutral as possible.
* In ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'', [[spoiler:the TrueFinalBoss Utopia Dopant does this to all of Shotaro and Phillip's friends in the penultimate episode, since Phillip's emotional turmoil will accelerate his evil plan. Too bad for him all he really did was trigger one of Shotaro's finest [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Moments of Awesome]].]]
* The Human Being mascot of Greendale on ''Series/{{Community}}'', consists of a faceless white nylon bodysuit.
* The Franchise/{{Batman}} parody ''BatThumb'' had the Villain No-Face, who had no face, and whose evil plot was to disperse the same chemical which caused him to lose his face throughout the city.
* In an episode of ''Series/{{Akumuchan}}'', Ayami has a dream where one of her students is completely face-less. To remedy this, one of the other students attempts to draw a face on him so that he can be "normal".
* ''Series/{{Leverage}}'': In "The White Rabbit Job", the team disguise themselves as crash test dummies of the target's employees (ItMakesSenseInContext) with blank faces.
* When we finally see [[spoiler:Anubis']] face on ''Series/{{StargateSG1}}'', it's just a dark swirly energy-thing.
* ''Series/CSICyber'': In "Click Your Poison", the bad guy is laundering money by playing against himself in an on-line poker site. This is represented on-screen by the identical faceless figures sitting around a poker table.
* The faceless blue construction workers responsible for constructing reality in ''Series/TheTwilightZone1985'' episode "A Matter of Minutes".
* ''Series/SpittingImage'' featured a number of literally faceless bureaucrats.
* Zetton from ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' has a glowing orange patch that shoots fireballs in place of a face.

[[folder: Music]]

* The surreal music video for the Music/ManicStreetPreachers' "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cX8szNPgrEs If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next]]" features a faceless family -- they have noses although no nostrils but their eyes and mouths are simply papered over with blank flesh. Combined with the song itself, it's very disturbing.
* The interior art of Music/PinkFloyd's ''Wish You Were Here'' depicted a faceless man in the desert dressed in business attire and hawking Pink Floyd records. He probably falls somewhere between The Blank and {{Invisibility}} because while he definitely seems to have a head, his limbs are clearly invisible.
* Probably one of the ''least'' strange things to appear in the DerangedAnimation that is the music video for ''I Miss You'' by Music/{{Bjork}}.
* The cover of the Music/BoardsOfCanada album ''Music/MusicHasTheRightToChildren'' shows a faceless family.
* Music/StephenJones' album cover ''Beautiful'' features Stephen Jones himself with women with no faces.
* One of Music/TheMonkees' albums: ''Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and Jones Ltd.,'' uses this trope in its cover art.

[[folder: Myths and Religion]]

* The ''noppera-bō'' of [[Myth/JapaneseMythology Japanese myth]] like to do this as a way to scare people: They're [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shape shifters,]] and once they've finished playing with their latest victim, they wipe away their current face before vanishing.
** From the same mythos, ''mujina'' sometimes scare people by posing as noppera-bō (when mujina are their own sort of creature rather than another name for tanuki, anyways.) Westerners primarily know of both from Lafcadio Hearn's short story "Mujina", which has led to noppera-bō being identified as mujina in works such as ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''.
* It's unclear whether or not a mythological character with no facial features actually exists in Myth/ChineseMythology, but one parable told by Daoist philosopher Chuang Zu tells the story of The Blank "Hun Dun": the other gods took pity on him and tried to give him regular facial features like everyone else, but the process ends up killing him.
* The Grey Man of Pawleys Island, [[TheSouth South Carolina]] has a reputation as a benevolent version of The Blank. A faceless man in a dapper grey suit and hat, he strolls down the beach whenever a hurricane is due to hit the island, allowing just enough time for residents to escape to the mainland. While no one knows exactly who he is the ghost ''of'', the Grey Man is credited with saving thousands of lives over the past century and a half.

[[folder:New Media]]
* The "blank slate" Presidential candidate depicted by Tom Tomorrow [[http://www.salon.com/comics/tomo/2008/02/11/tomo/ here.]]
* In some images, [[Website/FourChan Anonymous]]. This has even been {{cosplay}}ed using a green spandex mask.
* The [[https://sweaterjacketorcoat.com Swackett weather application]] uses this for its "peeps".

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* The Smothered Folk in ''TabletopGame/DontRestYourHead''
* The [[EldritchAbomination Lying]] [[TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow Darkness]] in the ''TabletopGame/LegendOfTheFiveRings'' [[TabletopGames CCG and RPG setting]] can give incredible stealth and mimicry skills to ninja - the only cost is a literal and figurative loss of identity. Their faces become smooth as eggshells when they're not imitating someone - when they revert to their shadowy selves, they can cause their features to melt off, revealing this blank slate and seriously [[SanitySlippage freaking out]] whoever sees the effect.
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. The Basic D&D Known World and AD&D TabletopGame/{{Mystara}} settings featured a monster called the ''mujina'', which was based off of a [[SadlyMythtaken misidentification]] of the Japanese ''noppera-bō''. [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Angels]] are also faceless of the 4th edition. According to the WordOfGod, this is a change made specifically to evoke this trope. Forgotten Realms has the constructs known as the Tomb Tappers also known as the Thaalud.
* ''Characters/PathfinderMonsters''. The fey known as Whisper which is found in The Pathfinder Bestiary 6 has a pale light that shines where its face should be.
* ''[[TabletopGame/ScarredLands Swords and Sorcery Creature Collection]]'' - Face Stealers (best nonimaginative title ever!). In their natural form, face stealers look like tall, slightly distorted lanky humanoids covered in shaggy hair, with unnaturally long arms and a horned ferret-like head that seems too small for its body. However, a face stealer is seldom encountered in its natural form as it can magically peel away the faces of their victims, leaving the unfortunate souls with no facial features, just raw flesh covering their heads and two nostril holes where the nose should be.
* ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheLost'' features a version of the Noppera-bo as inhabitants of the Hedge.
* In ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', overlaps with WhiteMaskOfDoom in the Phyrexian [[EvilutionaryBiologist Machine Orthodoxy]] (the Porcelain Legion to be more precise) and their [[HighPriest Grand Cenobite]] Elesh Norn. The "porcelain" plates they wear on their faces look like masks, but actually grow as a part of the body of native Phyrexians and are [[BodyHorror grafted organically]] into the bodies of new, usually involuntary converts. Elesh Norn herself is only a partial example - contrarily to the majority of her legion, the lower part of her face is still visible under her [[NiceHat extravagant plate]].
* Despite the similar name, Blanks from TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} are ''not'' an example of this. They're people who are born without souls, and generate a feeling in other people that is similar to the described affect above, but aside from that, are utterly normal humans.
** Eldar Harlequins provide a straight example from the same universe. Being {{Monster Clown}}s, they wear elaborate Harlequin costumes which can cause various hallucinations or delusions to afflict enemy troops. The models often often depict them with a mask that is half The Blank and half face.
** Dark Eldar Mandrakes sometimes have completely featureless faces (though some only lack eyes, and some only lack mouths).
** Some Chaos Champions in Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 are without facial features as a gift from their fickle divine patrons. Usually with no loss of sensory ability. One classic Chaos Champion of Tzeentch model from the late 80s was sculpted to represent this mutation.
* The helmets of the Tau evoke this and CyberCyclops, by contrast with the usual RageHelm style.
* The story of Jaggedy Andy, one particularly nasty case of BodyHorror from ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' courtesy of Sascha Vykos. Long story short, Andy pissed of Vykos enough, that Vykos used Vicissitude to flatten his entire face. While Andy's dying from suffocation, Vykos had one of its Sabbat goons to Embrace him. Now Andy is forever doomed to unlive with a face without orifices. He can subvert this by [[{{Squick}} chiseling]] his face to reopen his eyes and mouth, but being a Vampire means all damage will be healed when he goes to sleep. And the worst part? Andy noted that this isn't the worst Vykos can do.

* ''Theatre/TheBat'': The Bat wears a featureless mask (although up close it can be seen that it has eyeholes). This causes witnesses to describe him as being without a face.

[[folder:Theme Parks]]
* At [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disney's Hollywood Studios]], the walkaround characters include the green army men from the ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' films...who have green mesh over their face, probably not scaring any children at all.

* Whatsherface dolls. Similar to Blanca, [[http://z.about.com/d/collectdolls/1/0/x/M/mattel3.jpg you can make them 'un-blank' but still...]]
* Quite a few {{LEGO}} minifigs that have helmets covering their heads don't sport faces underneath. This is especially true for older figs.
** ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' has the Toa Inika, who have [[http://media.peeron.com/pics/inv/custpics/x1754px1.1179889491.jpg this piece]] as their true head. In-story, it's explained that their faces give off an intense glow, so you couldn't see them anyway.
*** Poor Matoran Kazi has a multi-function socket piece (AKA "hand") for a head. Essentially, it's just a connector for supporting his mask, while the other Matoran all have regular head pieces.
*** [[FridgeBrilliance Maybe that explains his perpetual bad mood.]]

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/AceCombat3Electrosphere'' does something like this with [[FunWithAcronyms COFFIN]]-equipped planes that have no outwardly visible cockpit; it's not as disturbing as a faceless human being would be, but it's still jarring the first time you really notice it.
* Blanca, the cat with no face from ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing''. Because this is a game where AnInteriorDesignerIsYou, you get to ''give her'' a face! Using a [[FaceDoodling magic marker]]!
** Deconstructed in the parody ''[[WebAnimation/AwesomeSeries Awesome Crossing REDUX]]'':
-->'''Blanca:''' ''(with a [[GenderBender male]] [[ShesAManInJapan voice]])'' DRAW ON ME!\\
'''Player:''' ''(aghast)'' OH MY GOD!!!
** In ''New Leaf'', Blanca takes a different role, more akin to the mythical Noppera-Bo (See mythology for more). Instead of letting the player draw on her face, she becomes the April Fools event character, shapeshifting into villagers and letting the player decide who is the real villager and who is Blanca.
* Hakumen in the ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' series always has his face covered by a featureless white mask. His name means white face or blank face.
* In the Flash game ''VideoGame/ButThatWasYesterday'', all of the characters have no facial features except for a nose.
* The Tall Man from the ''VideoGame/ChzoMythos'' and Trilby at the beginning of the first game and in ''VideoGame/TheArtOfTheft''.
* ''VideoGame/EverQuest'' has a faceless god in Cazic-Thule, the god of fear. It's worth noting that the rest of his body is ''heavily'' muscled and brutal-looking, and he has ''four'' arms. And no face. So how ''do'' you tell [[ParanoiaFuel whom he's most likely to put those arms to use on?]]
* [[spoiler: True Assassin]] from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' turns out to have had no face after [[spoiler: [[SuperPoweredEvilSide Dark Sakura]]]] kills him and removes his mask.
* Faceless Squall from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII''. It's so creepy, it's even the game's NightmareFuel page image!
** The [[spoiler:FinalBoss]] has no face either.
* None of the characters in ''VideoGame/TheGranstreamSaga'' have any faces ([[http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/psx/image/197486.html?gs=19 observe]]), a stylistic choice which some people found disturbing. The only exception is that characters with moustaches still have them drawn on in the right place.
* The Flash game ''VideoGame/GretelAndHansel 2'' introduces creepy squiggly ''things'' that steal faces from other people. Their victims are turned into Blanks and lose all motivation and drive along with their faces - they can't even ''move''. This even applies to their [[spoiler:''ghosts'']].
* Apparently, [[spoiler:Xion]] from ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' was like this at one point or another, or rather [[spoiler:she has a face, but what people see in her depends on who they have connections to or what they expect to see in her.]]
* The Cyborgs (the enemies with treads for legs, not the Mjolnir Mark [=IVs=]) in the ''VideoGame/{{Marathon}}'' series.
* While he's not entirely faceless, Decoy Octopus from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' cut off his nose and ears in order to make his disguises more convincing.
* The shareware ''[[http://www.mikesedore.com/mikecard.html Mike's Cards]]'' does this with [[http://wat.midco.net/jvipond/images/mikescourts.jpg the default court cards]] as of version 1.8 (August 2001).
* Guardians from ''VideoGame/NuclearThrone'' have vaguely humanoid or animal shapes, but all of them have a tiny active [[PortalDoor portal]] where their face would be.
* Ideal Maki/[[DubNameChange Mary]] of ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' becomes this way in the Lost Forest when she [[TomatoInTheMirror figures out she is not the real Maki]].
** In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}: Innocent Sin'', [[spoiler:Shadow Maya]] still has a face in her character portrait, but her character sprite has no eyes (the only facial feature visible on the sprites) to make her effectively faceless when she shows up. It's the first of several (obvious) signs that something is very wrong with her, though it's surprisingly easy to miss at first but for a subtle feeling of wrongness about her appearance.
* The undead German soldiers you fight in the [[HellIsWar Otherworld]] level of ''VideoGame/TheDarkness''.
* A boxing game based on the ''Franchise/{{Rocky}}'' movies for the Colecovision features fighters without any facial details.
* Johnson from ''{{VideoGame/Schwarzerblitz}}'': his face keeps on oscillating between all possible features, resulting in a blurred image (portrayed in-game as a featureless black face with white eyes).
* The bubble-head nurses from ''Franchise/SilentHill''. A lot of the more humanoid monsters in the series tend to lack faces too, or have {{Eyeless Face}}s. Although, you're lucky if that's the only thing wrong with them.
** Even Pyramid Head is this. In fact, Pyramid Head was designed visually to be this taken to the extreme: not only is he missing a face but his head isn't even ''vaguely'' shaped like a human head; this was to make him come off as completely emotionless; his aura of sheer purpose and oppression marred only by faint traces of physical pain.
* Generic nameless soldiers in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' tend to be this, both good and bad. It's not too noticeable if they're wearing space suits, but some of them look [[UncannyValley rather creepy]].
* Dark Link from the ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime''. In most games he doesn't even have eyes.
* The Shalebridge Cradle in ''VideoGame/ThiefDeadlyShadows'' has the staff of the orphanage-turned-asylum, shadowy silhouettes created from the memory of [[GeniusLoci the Cradle]], representing the faceless adults keeping order between the children. They're really really scary.
* The "Nopperabu" effect in ''VideoGame/YumeNikki'', which is a reference to the ''noppera-bo'', spirits from Japanese folklore that appear to be ordinary humans, but have no faces.
* In ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor2'', generic JP's members are drawn without a face for a literal version of FacelessGoons. However, they have a face in universe.
* In ''VideoGame/TalesofSymphonia'', There is a Rare faceless enemy called the Gentleman, wearing a suit and tie. [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos Wait a second...]]
* The title character in ''Tiny Thief'' has a nose but no other visible facial features.
* Nobody in the game ''VideoGame/FeelTheMagic: XY/XX'' or its sequel have any kind of distinguishing facial characteristics, aside from one instance, each, of a beard and a mustache.
* The homunculi in the last few levels of ''VideoGame/MageGauntlet'' have no faces, and many appear to be decaying or covered in tumors. They appear again in ''Wayward Souls'' as the Faceless. [[spoiler:Justified - they're Whitebeard's failed alchemical clones.]]
* The Elementalists in ''VideoGame/BravelandWizard'' are the only unit with no facial features whatsoever.
* In ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'', UB-01, UB-03 and UB Burst [[spoiler: aka Nihilego, Xurkitree and Blacephalon respectively]] have nothing resembling a face.
** [[StarfishAliens Staryu and Starmie]] are more ambiguous due their cores.
* At the end of ''{{VideoGame/DLIRIUM}}'', [[spoiler: the protagonist, Ada encounters her friends, apparently alive despite their deaths inaugurating the start of the game, but completely faceless and in a state of torment. Whether the player decides to kill them or not triggers the MultipleEndings.]]

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''WebAnimation/ASDFMovie 4'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3agYXoWYf8 "Well, I stole your face!"]]
* Pumkin of ''WebAnimation/BamanPiderman''. And, technically, Squib and the Tubas.
* The premise of ''Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story'' involves a pair of unpainted Vinylmation figures. In fact, a fair amount of the cast is faceless.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* In Chapter 18 of ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'', Robot S1 fights a large, bull-like robot whose head is just a square slab of metal. Zimmy and Antimony run into "Nobodies" in Chapter 19, who have nothing but black smudges where their faces should be. Apparently, this is also how ''real'' people sometimes look to Zimmy.
** Chapter 25 introduces a subversion in Kingbot. He's introduced with a face that's a featureless slab (aside from two small eyes), but he [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=645 found a way to give himself facial features]].
* The faceless villain from ''Webcomic/TheIncredibleAndAweInspiringSerialAdventureOfTheAmazingPlasmaMan'' is named, appropriately enough, Blank. Though he does wear goggles.
* A very major antagonist in ''Webcomic/SamAndFuzzy'' is even CALLED 'Mr. Blank.' That's his name. He drinks tea through his mask. He belongs to a sect within the ninja mafia called the 'blankfaces'; elite operatives trained from childhood, who all use masks like this (different colours are apparently used to tell them apart; the only other blankface shown is called Mr. Black and wears the exact same outfit, only, you know, ''black''.)
** [[spoiler:Mr. Blank's face is eventually revealed retroactively when it is revealed he had infiltrated the supporting cast before the start of the current arc in a clever disguise -- namely, by taking his mask ''off''. Mr. Black's face is revealed in a {{Flashback}}.]]
** There's also a somewhat different sect that uses the stitching on their masks to make letters. There's a plot focusing around Mr. X and Mr. Y, though Mr. X seems to prefer leaving his mouth exposed.
* A few characters in ''Webcomic/CatLegend'', notably Mindy, have had their faces erased after they told a secret they were to have never known.
* In ''Webcomic/YuMeDream'', Faceless Man is an example of this trope, though he does eventually grow a mouth of sharp teeth.
* Three of the guardians in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' (John's dad, Rose's mom, and Dave's bro) all only have one notable facial feature (Dad's nose, Mom's mouth, Bro's glasses). Bec, Jade's guardian (and [[CoolPet pet dog]]) lacks any features whatsoever. The facelessness is either an art style or a representation of how the four kids see their guardians. Doc Scratch on the other hand, has no facial features whatsoever, what with his head being a gigantic cueball.
** In Act 6, the facelessness of the Guardians continues with Alpha!Dave, Alpha!Rose, and [[CatsAreMean God Cat]].
* In the ''Webcomic/{{Oglaf}}'' strip "Fairest" (NSFW), the subject of the storyteller's tale is a woman with a cube-shaped head and no face.
* T.O.E. in ''Webcomic/RiceBoy'' and ''Webcomic/OrderOfTales'' is a machine man with a small circular screen for a head.
* Three from ''Webcomic/APathToGreaterGood'' has just a white, plain expanse for a face under that mop of black hair.
* [[GenderBlenderName Ma'am, Madam, Lady, etc.]], and [[StickFigureComic Qstickman]] from ''Webcomic/{{Educomix}}''.
* The Figure from ''Webcomic/TheArtistIsDead!'' is a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin living, unfinished figure sketch]]. In an [[BadassLongcoat ugly raincoat]].
* All of the characters from ''Webcomic/{{Nebula}}'' are faceless, since they are personifications of UsefulNotes/TheSolarSystem, and are represented with the planets/celestial bodies for heads.
* Ghoul runs into one of these in ''Webcomics/AutumnBay''.
* ''Webcomic/CogaNito'': The lifeless robot shell Eric builds, as well as [[spoiler: the black duplicate BB later inhabits]] both sport blank glass domes for faces.
* In ''Webcomic/ParallelDementia'' while Visage has a WhiteMaskOfDoom [[spoiler:and actually does have a face underneath, albeit an undead one]], his undead minions are all faceless horrors.
* In ''Webcomic/ChampionsOfFaraus'', the goddess Sarlise wears a mask because she doesn't want to disturb people with the fact she doesn't have a face.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* None of the humans in ''WebVideo/AnAdventureOfSheepAndChicken'' have faces.
* One particular ghost haunting the Stocksbridge Bypass in one episode of ''WebVideo/BedtimeStoriesYoutubeChannel'' is a monk who is said to not only be TheFaceless, but literally has ''no face'' under his hood.
* Good ol' [[FanNickname Slendy]] of ''Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos'', would definitely take the prize for TropeCodifier [[{{Pun}} along with his various victims]] ([[DontExplainTheJoke see what I did there]]). Amongst his original list of attributes was that his face was supposed to look different to every viewer, implying his facelessness in photographs was some kind of GlamourFailure, but [[WebVideo/MarbleHornets everybody]] [[Blog/SeekingTruth stuck]] [[Blog/JustAnotherFool with it]] until the popular perception of him drifted into actual facelessness.
** Scarier when you realize The Blank version of Slendy is compared to pictures of [[http://www.nextgn.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/anon.jpg Anonymous]]
** Some images and WebVideo/MarbleHornets videos give him a vague outline of a face. YMMV on whether that reduces or amplifies the UncannyValley.
* The original faeries on ''{{Website/Neopets}}'' were faceless.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVLmC8Motfg They took my FACE!]] [[Music/JustinBieber JUSTIN]]!
* [[http://splinks.deviantart.com/art/Face-Off-72442203?q=gallery%3Asplinks%2F528272&qo=92 This]] Website/DeviantArt GIF
* WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows' [[http://thebutterfly.deviantart.com/gallery/27488765 title cards]] depict him like that.
* Three from ''Literature/LandGames''.
* In ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4PR9NZlAB4 The Cat with Hands]]'', the cat who wants to be human takes a boy's face and leaves him like this.
* The protagonist of the short film ''[[https://vimeo.com/42903209 Face]]'' starts out this way, with a smooth white head with no facial features.
* Wiki/SCPFoundation
** SCP-600 has the faceless version visible on camera, but otherwise takes on appearance based on direct human observers.
** SCP-2135 is an out-of-service subway station in New York City that can transport people to a world based on Manhattan as it appeared on February 1st, 1959, except inhabited entirely by people without faces.
* [[FeaturelessProtagonist Generic "anonymous" characters]] are often represented in Internet art as having blank green faces (mouth optional).
* One of the recurring characters in ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'' is the faceless old woman who secretly lives in your home. Despite her lack of facial features she can see and speak, and would like to know your wifi password.
* In ''WebOriginal/{{Mortasheen}}'', [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/goza.htm Goza]] start out like this, but have a biologically programmed urge to make their own faces through self-mutilation.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Koh the FaceStealer from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' can turn people into this.
* There was a 1976 episode of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'' where the villain was a faceless robot zombie, "The No-Face Zombie Chase Case". [[SincerityMode Yes,]] [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer that's the actual title]].
* Probably not the same thing, but in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Homer goes on an impromptu vision quest, and at the end sees what appears to be his wife. When he goes around her to look at her face, it's just her backside all the way around.
** In another episode, the family watches the Guinness World Records, and one record is "Man with the smallest amount of faces: zero!" [muffled cries of "help!"]
* Many, many, many of the ''{{Transformers}}''. Shockwave's face is made up of one big, menacing eye, without even so much as a faceplate. The appearance is fitting, as he's the most "robot-like" of all the characters, having few, if no, emotions similar to humans.
* More recently, the ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' version of Soundwave. His face plate occasionally shows data he's browsing but never betrays himself. Add on the fact he's TheVoiceless, speaking only ''once'' in the entire series [[spoiler: before attempting suicide]] and it's quite disturbing.
** The protoforms in ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' and ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''.
* An episode of ''Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' featured a parody of Franchise/IndianaJones named "Indiana Joe", who had NO FACE for no explicable reason. He could talk just fine - if he hadn't been drawn with no face, it would be impossible to tell because the plot and the characters react to him as if he ''did'' have a face.
** Apparently, the faces ''were'' drawn... just not photographed. The animation team produced the cels used for his face, but they were left out when the layers were stacked. By the time anyone noticed, they decided to finish the episode rather than start over.
* Cobra Commander from ''WesternAnimation/GIJoe'', and every Cobra Viper level henchman, who are always portrayed in [[FacelessMooks faceless masks]]. Also the episode "Glamor Girls", which was one huge horror episode involving a face erasing machine.
* Hexadecimal of ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'' has a series of masks that she quickly swaps out behind her hand to change expressions. Her real face isn't shown until halfway through the second season, when Bob removes it and reveals that there's absolutely nothing beneath. After a few seasons she gets a serious character revamp, including a face.
** Said face is still a mask, only [[ExpressiveMask animated]]. It later goes back to static, leading the viewer to assume there's still nothing behind it.
* One of the ghosts in ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' is a [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shapeshifter]] whose default form is faceless.
* Peter's "poker face" on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' is this.
* The heads of the Global Peace Agency in the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' episode "When OMAC Attacks!"
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/MartinMystery'' involved a face-stealing doppelganger.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', during woodworking class, a student (notably Clyde) informs Mr. Adler that Tommy got his face stuck to a belt-sander, and Tommy shows up looking like this.
* Tweety erases Sylvester's face n the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "Trip for Tat", and Sylvester is forced to have a new one tattooed on the blank space.
* Henrietta (Toby's passenger coach) from ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' is the only mechanical character in the show not to have a face. She did, however, gain a face in one of the storybooks.
** One episode of ''Thomas the Tank Engine'' was actually about an actual locomotive known as the ''City of Truro'' visiting Sodor. However, unlike all the other locomotives in the show, the ''Truro'' actually does not have a face!
* Radio from ''WesternAnimation/TheBraveLittleToaster'', who for some reason, unlike all of the other appliance characters in the film, actually lacked a face.
** Or he could be an EyelessFace and his speakers are his "mouth'...
* ''WesternAnimation/TheHerculoids''. The title opponents in the episode "Attack of the Faceless People".
* Mastermind from the ''WesternAnimation/JosieAndThePussycats'' episode "Never Mind a Master Mind". (Mastermind may have been patterned after the ComicStrip/DickTracy villain the Blank, as the Dick Tracy characters were appearing in Franchise/ArchieComics at the time.)
* The E.V.O. No-Face in several episodes of ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex''.
* The Princesses Rhyme and Reason in the Creator/ChuckJones animated version of ''Literature/ThePhantomTollbooth'', as well as the Terrible Trivium, as in the literature version mentioned above.
* In the last episode of the short-lived series ''WesternAnimation/TheWrongCoast'', co-host Debbie-Sue begs the director Mack to show his face on TV, only he really has no face.
* There's ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'''s ComicBook/TheQuestion.
* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'': In "The Fix", Miss Martian and Artemis make a JourneyToTheCentreOfTheMind in an attempt to repair Aqualad's shattered psyche. There they are confronted by a version of Aqualad that has no face.
* ''WesternAnimation/ScreamStreet'': Sir Otto's manservant Nameless is a hulking faceless humanoid construct.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/BumpInTheNight'' episode "Loss of Face", Squishington accidentally scrubs his face off and ends up losing the washcloth he used, requiring Mr. Bumpy's help to get his face back.