The Faceless / Tabletop Games


  • ApocalypseWorld features the player character class 'The Faceless,' a mask-wearing thug. If their mask is removed, it's always treated as The Reveal, stunning everyone nearby and freaking the Faceless out.
  • In Exalted, the god Nara-O is always covered in thick dark bandages that completely obscure his features. As the god of Secrets Known To One Person, it is suspected that if any being besides himself was to know his appearance, he would cease to exist.
  • Games Workshop games:
    • In Warhammer, Warhammer: Age of Sigmar and Warhammer 40,000, the preferred form of the Changeling’s is that of a multi-armed Daemon with its face covered by a heavy hood. It is said that the Changeling has taken on so many forms over its existence that it cannot even remember what its true face and form looked like.
    • Warhammer 40,000 specific examples:
      • Harlequin Shadowseers wear face-concealing, featureless masks in combat (and outside of it?), ensuring that the last thing the enemy sees will be the reflection of their own face (though the implication is that it goes beyond a reflection, and the enemy literally feels as though they are fighting themselves). On that note, all other Harlequins use masks as well, but theirs have actual theatrical expressions.
      • One of the defining physical characteristics of Eldar Wraith-Constructs is that they typically sport smooth, featureless heads.
      • The Angels Sanguine never remove their helmets, refusing to show their faces to those outside their Chapter. It is rumoured that the reason for this is related to a dark secret that lies in the catacombs beneath their Fortress-Monastery.
    • In the Warhammer 40,000 RPG Dark Heresy, Eloeholth the Faceless is a possible main villain.
  • Magic: The Gathering: Arcanis the Omnipotent wears a hood that conceals his face, and Eldrazi of the Ulamog lineage have heads covered entirely in bony plates. Honourable mention to Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver, a planeswalker whose entire head is transforming into black mist, who isn't The Faceless yet, but is well on their way.
  • In the Pandemic expansion On The Brink, the Bioterrorist is depicted clad in a chemsuit, with no indication of hir sex or ethnicity.


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