Injuries, Scars, Bumps, and/or Bruises...:

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1 SandJosieph7th Feb 2011 04:28:44 PM from Grand Galloping Galaday , Relationship Status: Brony
Bigonkers! is Magic
What kind of injuries, scars, bumps, and/or bruises have your characters sustained? And survived long enough to stay plot relevant.

  • Kat: Lost her right hand and left foot to a demon.
  • Flute: Gets branded on the back of the neck.
  • Alex: Gets pummeled in an underground fightclub.
  • Josieph: Stubs his toe.

EDITED due to confusion.

edited 8th Feb '11 12:54:42 AM by SandJosieph

2 MousaThe147th Feb 2011 04:32:38 PM from Northern Virginia , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
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Uh, the leader of my protagonists in my League of Heroes story sustains a nigh fatal stab would through his upper right torso. He lives, but can't use his right arm as well as he used to.
3 LoniJay7th Feb 2011 05:15:25 PM from Australia , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Well, one of my characters is blinded at the beginning of the story. Sucks to be him...

Oh, and another character has one ear mangled and three fingers broken, plus a nasty shoulder wound. I intend these to hang around having consequences for a while, too, not be insta-healed away.

edited 7th Feb '11 5:15:42 PM by LoniJay

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4 MarkVonLewis7th Feb 2011 05:26:09 PM from Somewhere in Time , Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Main guy thus far has gotten shot in the shoulder, and in a following short story gets a shot to the knee that gives him a slight limp from then on. He sustains a lot of injuries, but he's tough and just keeps on going.
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I dislike injuring major characters, but I've got a lot of action sequences planned, so I'm still figuring out how I'm going to deal with that. I think I want to portray that kind of thing fairly realistically.

I'm still largely in the planning stages, though.
6 Seamus7th Feb 2011 06:38:06 PM from the Quantum Savanna
Another Perfect Day
Let's see...these all come from a few stories:

  • Broken spine (multiple characters, it was a serial killer's schtick)
  • Broken fingers
  • Slit throat
  • Hand stuck to a car door with a knife
  • Third degree burn when a door-breaching charge went off too early
  • Peppered with small caliber bullets
  • Shot in the head (Small bullet, only skimmed them)
  • Stabbed in the thigh
  • Shot in the foot, lost some toes

Plus plenty of generic shot in the chest/bullet-in-the-brain-pan scenarios.
7 SandJosieph7th Feb 2011 06:58:25 PM from Grand Galloping Galaday , Relationship Status: Brony
Bigonkers! is Magic
And everyone survived these injuries? (I probably should have clarified in the OP that the characters survive the injuries long enough to stay plot relevant)
8 Seamus7th Feb 2011 07:58:20 PM from the Quantum Savanna
Another Perfect Day
Yup. Most died afterward, but from different injuries.


Listing these makes me feel like a psycho.

edited 7th Feb '11 8:01:24 PM by Seamus

I think you're okay as long as you're not injuring them out of some sadistic pleasure. :P

I have a sort of weird fixation with injuring the face/neck area and hands. Glasgow grins, slit throats, omnomnom.
10 HarleyQuinn1177th Feb 2011 10:14:42 PM from Somewhere Random
Random Stuffz
Going from just one story that I finished a couple years back...

MC: Broken Ribs, Broken Arm, Left eye ripped out, Broken Legs, fracture skull, paralysis in the left arm, 3rd degree burns on the left side of his chest and at the very end spinal damage that paralyzed him leaving him in a wheelchair.

Heroine: Slammed into the ground, road hauled for a short while, thrown into acid and at the end gutted by an iron spike from the Big Bad.

Plucky Comic Relief: Slashed by a hatchet, thrown into a mirror, his arms turns around completely and broken in half, his knee-caps popped out by a sledgehammer, noose tied around the neck and strangled and died via Chainsaw through the neck.

I am kind of sadistic to my characters. Especially ones that I loath. Which was bad for the main character and the heroine, as well as the comic relief. Ya know, it would probably be easier to say I just HATED that story and just finished it so I could say "I finished it". :|

edited 7th Feb '11 10:15:03 PM by HarleyQuinn117

I should put something clever here...
11 SandJosieph8th Feb 2011 12:53:52 AM from Grand Galloping Galaday , Relationship Status: Brony
Bigonkers! is Magic
Sounds more like you killed them than injured them.
12 HarleyQuinn1178th Feb 2011 01:40:46 AM from Somewhere Random
Random Stuffz
Yeah the last two, if I had just listed the ones who lived, it would be only the main character. I hated that story with a passion. But didn't want to leave it half done. So instead of just dropping it, I finished it with extreme hate for all of the characters. A Mary Sue of a Main Character, a badly written Heroine who was as shallow as a puddle of rainwater and a comedy character that for some reason, I hated as if he was Scrappy Doo.

In the end, the exact number of people living in the story, was exactly two people, the Main Character in a wheelchair and the Antagonist in a coma from brain damage. Oh and yes, that is counting the worlds population. A virus killed off every human in the world leaving only those two alive.

Yes, I hated everything about that story. Even the people who weren't characters.
I should put something clever here...
13 Tarsen8th Feb 2011 03:13:43 AM from FC: 2165-5763-7629 , Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
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hmm well its not really an injury so much as an effect of spending too much time in a void, but the main character of my first story gradually loses her right arm over the course of the story, and then starts losing the lower half of her body at a much faster pace towards the end, it drives a fairly large part of the story since it interferes with her ability to escape from the antagonists and forces her to rely on heavily on the cooperation of a character she had not treated very well up to that point.

she does not exactly survive, since upon leaving the void she goes into shock and dies, but that also affects the plot since she planned to tell the antagonist something before she died, but didnt realise she'd die so quickly, and that leads to him having a large role in a later story (the last one)

theres also the protagonist/antagonist of the final story, the contractor, who has burn scars over his arms from trying to use his natural powers (pyrokenesis). its supposed to be an early indication that he can't control his powers, which is a Chekhov's Skill or something
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14 MrAHR8th Feb 2011 03:21:00 AM from ಠ_ಠ , Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
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Uhh. Lets see:

  • Dean: Bum shoulder and arm from a defeated alien invasion
  • Nate: Small scar on cheek from science experiment
  • Jack: Scars covering 20% of his body with multiple healed fractures and broken bones. Result from a life of crime fighting.
  • Issac: Left eye, shoulder, arm, legs, three ribs, left lung, heart and liver gone. Now replaced with extensive cybernetic implants.
  • Alan: Broken arm and leg from a bus accident.
Theres sex and death and human grime in monochrome for one thin dime and at least the trains all run on time but they dont go anywhere.

I don't use Made of Iron,so usually they don't sustain very many injuries,and if they do they have to be evacuated immedietly.
Well, my Vampire Detective has gotten pretty beat-up, and being a Vegetarian Vampire interferes with her Healing Factor due to malnutrition.
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18 MrAHR8th Feb 2011 12:51:17 PM from ಠ_ಠ , Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ahr river
[up][up][up]Did I draw the scar badly or something?
19 Morven8th Feb 2011 01:09:34 PM from Seattle, WA, USA
My MC dies about a chapter in. Of course, death is only the beginning ... and when they bring her back as an undead Eternal, there are a lot of scars. They had to fix quite a few injuries. Her left hand doesn't quite work right, and she now has a limp — they needed to repair a lot of bones, and some length was lost in one leg.
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20 OriDoodle8th Feb 2011 01:19:40 PM from East of West , Relationship Status: Consider his love an honor
Meda burns her hands on a Phoenix. that happens in the prologue.

From two different WI Ps (I alternate):

Tol: Messed up hands from years of compulsively punching things, face that looks like it's taken a few hits (which it has), feet that are scarred and callused from going barefoot all the time, and assorted other scars. Given that he's only about 15 the amount of damage he's sustained over the years is probably enough to for him to be classed as a Woobie.

Alex: Scar on cheek which was picked up pre-story. I haven't quite worked out the specifics of how she got it but the gist of it is that she bit off more then she could chew while still a badass-in-the-making.
I need a drink
@Mr AHR: Nah man but ...WOW thats some next level Phantom of the Opera stuff! What happened to him? I'm really curious.
Theres sex and death and human grime in monochrome for one thin dime and at least the trains all run on time but they dont go anywhere.
23 DarkSoldier9th Feb 2011 02:30:30 AM from Delta, BC, Canada , Relationship Status: What is this thing you call love?
Falcon: Half of an inverse Chelsea Grin. He received it when a rescue mission went sour. He has a permanent scowl and never tells anyone how he really got it.

Kerad: A big scar on his face from hairline to lip. He received it when he almost lost half his face during his Start of Darkness. It pulls his face into a permanent sneer. He also has a well-concealed suicide cut on his left forearm.

Malra: A short gash on her right upper arm. She received it while trying to help Falcon in a knife fight.

Rowin: An impalement to his right shoulder. He received it from the Evil Wizard during their fight. It has reduced his range of movement in his right arm.
24 MrAHR9th Feb 2011 02:41:05 AM from ಠ_ಠ , Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ahr river
The top quarter of his face got literally sliced off, straight through the skull. Luckily he manifested regeneration powers at that exact moment, epiphany style (it's a backstory, he already has scar and said abilities in the present, so I can get away with something like that) and thus when he healed himself, it still left a scar.

Personally, I thought your scars were worse. Especially the 20% one.

edited 9th Feb '11 2:45:30 AM by MrAHR

25 Seamus9th Feb 2011 03:04:28 PM from the Quantum Savanna
Another Perfect Day
This talk about scars made me remember: Noah Nikkels has a scar nearly an inch wide that cuts down the middle of his face. He doesn't have a nose anymore (due to the red-hot piece of rebar that gave him the scar), he's missing three fingertips and both of his eyelids, and there's a big scar on his neck from when someone took a bite out of him.

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