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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': The BloodKnight Zaraki's SoulCuttingBlade has a ragged, pitted edge, as though ruined by innumerable battles. Since it's an extension of his soul and is powered by his spirit energy, it's got enough AbsurdCuttingPower to shear through buildings anyway.


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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'': {{Inverted|Trope}} in the prologue, where two low-ranking Night Watch rangers note that the new OfficerAndAGentleman who's been given their command has high-quality equipment that's obviously never seen a lick of use. They don't survive long.





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--> [[RefugeInAudacity I am the most forgiving of men]], but standards must be maintained!

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* Unintentional example in ''[[Creator/DetsniyOffSkiword Kid Icarus Uprising 2: Hades Revenge]],'' where 'The Three Sacred Treasures' gets [[RougeAnglesOfSatin misspelled]] as 'The 3 Scarred Treasures'.

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* Unintentional example in ''[[Creator/DetsniyOffSkiword Kid Icarus Uprising 2: Hades Revenge]],'' Revenge]]'', where 'The "The Three Sacred Treasures' Treasures" gets [[RougeAnglesOfSatin misspelled]] as 'The "The 3 Scarred Treasures'.Treasures".



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* In ''Film/PacificRim'' the interface suits the pilots use have dings and scrapes from their former battles. Notably the new suits look pristine, and the Jaegers never look this way. Mind they are expected to do battle in water so dings that could turn into leaks are immediately patched.

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* In ''Film/PacificRim'' ''Film/PacificRim'', the interface suits the pilots use have dings and scrapes from their former battles. Notably the new suits look pristine, and the Jaegers never look this way. Mind Mind, they are expected to do battle in water so dings that could turn into leaks are immediately patched.



---> '''Crewman:''' "This R2 unit seems a bit beat up. Want a new one?"
---> '''Luke:''' "Not on your life. That little R2 unit and I have been through a lot together."
* ''Film/{{Dredd}}''. Dredd's armor and helmet are thoroughly scratched up from years of service policing the violent streets of [=MegaCity One=]. Anderson's start out pristine (It is her first day on the job, after all), but starts getting battered over the course of the film.

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---> '''Crewman:''' "This --->'''Crewman:''' This R2 unit seems a bit beat up. Want a new one?"
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'''Luke:''' "Not Not on your life. That little R2 unit and I have been through a lot together."
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* ''Film/{{Dredd}}''. Dredd's armor and helmet are thoroughly scratched up from years of service policing the violent streets of [=MegaCity One=]. Anderson's start out pristine (It (it is her first day on the job, after all), but starts getting battered over the course of the film.
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* Literature/CiaphasCain series
** In the novel ''The Emperor's Finest'', while sparring with Drumon, Cain manages to land a blow on him with his chainsword and mark the former's PoweredArmour (they both assumed he wouldn't be able to, since Drumon's a SuperSoldier; [[MasterSwordsman Cain's just that good]]). Drumon decides to leave the mark to remind himself never to let his guard down (and possibly [[OddFriendship out of respect]] for Cain).

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* Literature/CiaphasCain series
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** In the novel ''The Emperor's Finest'', while sparring with Drumon, Cain manages to land a blow on him with his chainsword and mark the former's PoweredArmour PoweredArmor (they both assumed he wouldn't be able to, since Drumon's a SuperSoldier; [[MasterSwordsman Cain's just that good]]). Drumon decides to leave the mark to remind himself never to let his guard down (and possibly [[OddFriendship out of respect]] for Cain).






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* ''Series/DoctorWho''. In ''[[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor The Day of the Doctor]]'' the War Doctor's [=TARDIS=] is beaten, scarred, and faded after hundreds of years worth of Time War.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho''. In ''[[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor "[[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor The Day of the Doctor]]'' Doctor]]", the War Doctor's [=TARDIS=] is beaten, scarred, and faded after hundreds of years worth of Time War.
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* ''Ride/StarTours'': In the original version, the Starspeeder 3000 passengers pass in the queue has a line of carbon scoring down the port side, indicating [[{{Foreshadowing}} it isn't always a smooth ride in the galaxy]].

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* ''Ride/StarTours'': In ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'':
** Painting guides often suggest customizing models this way (along with physical scars where applicable). The exact extent depends on
the original version, model in question; for example, [[SuperSoldier Astartes]] vehicles have less damage because their serfs take maintenance quite seriously, while [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Ork]] vehicles are basically beaten into working properly.
** The antagonist of
the Starspeeder 3000 passengers pass GaidenGame ''Imperial Knights: Renegade'', [[HumongousMecha Litany of Destruction]], is identifiable by the heavily damaged faceplate that it has sported since turning against the Imperium. An article in the queue has a line of carbon scoring down the port side, indicating [[{{Foreshadowing}} it isn't always a smooth ride in the galaxy]].
magazine ''Magazine/WhiteDwarf'' gave advice on how players could model this on their miniatures.



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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'':
** Painting guides often suggest customising models this way (along with physical scars where applicable). The exact extent depends on the model in question; for example, [[SuperSoldier Astartes]] vehicles have less damage because their serfs take maintenance quite seriously, while [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Ork]] vehicles are basically beaten into working properly.
** The antagonist of the GaidenGame ''Imperial Knights: Renegade'', [[HumongousMecha Litany of Destruction]], is identifiable by the heavily damaged faceplate that it has sported since turning against the Imperium. An article in the magazine ''Magazine/WhiteDwarf'' gave advice on how players could model this on their miniatures.

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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'':
** Painting guides often suggest customising models this way (along with physical scars where applicable). The exact extent depends on
''Ride/StarTours'': In the model in question; for example, [[SuperSoldier Astartes]] vehicles have less damage because their serfs take maintenance quite seriously, while [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Ork]] vehicles are basically beaten into working properly.
** The antagonist of
original version, the GaidenGame ''Imperial Knights: Renegade'', [[HumongousMecha Litany of Destruction]], is identifiable by the heavily damaged faceplate that it has sported since turning against the Imperium. An article Starspeeder 3000 passengers pass in the magazine ''Magazine/WhiteDwarf'' gave advice on how players could model this on their miniatures.
queue has a line of carbon scoring down the port side, indicating [[{{Foreshadowing}} it isn't always a smooth ride in the galaxy]].



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* Zig/zagged in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''. Sometimes the armor looks pristine, other times it's damaged from warfare. In particular, the Master Chief's armor in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'' has a noticeable gash inherited from his adventures in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' (the source of the page image).

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* Zig/zagged in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''. Sometimes the armor looks pristine, other times it's damaged from warfare. In particular, the Master Chief's armor in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'' ''VideoGame/Halo4'' has a noticeable gash inherited from his adventures in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' ''VideoGame/Halo3'' (the source of the page image).



* ''VideoGame/{{Mass Effect 2}}''. Garrus' armor (as well as his face) bears the scars of a missile he took point-blank from a gunship while Shepard was recruiting him.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Mass Effect 2}}''. Garrus' ''VideoGame/MassEffect2''. Garrus's armor (as well as his face) bears the scars of a missile he took point-blank from a gunship while Shepard was recruiting him.



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* New guitars and basses can be bought 'reliced' or 'roadworn' - intended to look like they've been gigged for the last 30 years. Hilarious examples of badly 'reliced' instruments can often be found on ebay where a cheap guitar has been obviously attacked with a sander or blowtorch by someone who has no idea how to use them.

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* New guitars and basses can be bought 'reliced' "reliced" or 'roadworn' - "roadworn" -- intended to look like they've been gigged for the last 30 years. Hilarious examples of badly 'reliced' "reliced" instruments can often be found on ebay eBay where a cheap guitar has been obviously attacked with a sander or blowtorch by someone who has no idea how to use them.



* For this same reason, miniature modelers often 'weather' their models, strategically applying paint washes to make a model look like a piece of well-worn equipment. Some even lightly scar models with surface deformities for greater effect. [[https://www.gundamkitscollection.com/2015/12/custom-build-mega-size-148-rx-78-2.html Good weathering can make you forget it's a plastic model]].

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* For this same reason, miniature modelers often 'weather' "weather" their models, strategically applying paint washes to make a model look like a piece of well-worn equipment. Some even lightly scar models with surface deformities for greater effect. [[https://www.gundamkitscollection.com/2015/12/custom-build-mega-size-148-rx-78-2.html Good weathering can make you forget it's a plastic model]].
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** Painting guides often suggest customising models this way (along with physical scars where applicable). The exact extent depends on the model in question; for example, [[SuperSoldier Astartes]] vehicles have less damage because their serfs take maintenance quite seriously, while [[OurOrcsAreDifferent ork]] vehicles are basically beaten into working properly.

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** Painting guides often suggest customising models this way (along with physical scars where applicable). The exact extent depends on the model in question; for example, [[SuperSoldier Astartes]] vehicles have less damage because their serfs take maintenance quite seriously, while [[OurOrcsAreDifferent ork]] Ork]] vehicles are basically beaten into working properly.



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* The title character of ''Manga/GoblinSlayer'' has two odd nubs on his helmet. They are what's left of the horns that used to be affixed to said helmet. He hasn't bothered replacing them.




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* Reinhardt of ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' still fights with his 4 decade old Crusader PowerArmor. Much like [[DentedIron the man in it]], the suit has accumulated many scratches, dings and chips over the years.



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* For this same reason, miniature modelers often 'weather' their models, strategically applying paint washes to make a model look like a piece of well-worn equipment. Some even lightly scar models with surface deformities for greater effect. [[https://www.gundamkitscollection.com/2015/12/custom-build-mega-size-148-rx-78-2.html Good weathering can make you forget it's a plastic model]].


* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' painting guides often suggest customising models this way (along with physical scars where applicable). The exact extent depends on the model in question; for example, SpaceMarine vehicles have less damage because their serfs take maintenance quite seriously, while ork vehicles are basically beaten into working properly.

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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' painting ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'':
** Painting
guides often suggest customising models this way (along with physical scars where applicable). The exact extent depends on the model in question; for example, SpaceMarine [[SuperSoldier Astartes]] vehicles have less damage because their serfs take maintenance quite seriously, while ork [[OurOrcsAreDifferent ork]] vehicles are basically beaten into working properly.
** The antagonist of the GaidenGame ''Imperial Knights: Renegade'', [[HumongousMecha Litany of Destruction]], is identifiable by the heavily damaged faceplate that it has sported since turning against the Imperium. An article in the magazine ''Magazine/WhiteDwarf'' gave advice on how players could model this on their miniatures.



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* The pilot suits and space suits worn by the mechanics in the anime adaptation of ''Manga/KnightsOfSidonia'' are all rather scratched and battered from constantly being re-used. Averted by the mechs themselves, especially later of as new models are introduced.


* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', Harry's car starts every book with new scars from damage that happened offscreen since the last book, as well as all the damage it takes during the books themselves.

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* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', Harry's car starts every book with new scars from damage that happened offscreen since the last book, as well as all the damage it takes during the books themselves. Harry's staff and shield bracelets are often described as looking rather worn (not surprising, considering the amount of abuse he puts the poor things through).



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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn'': The Black Knight's armour has two visible scars on it, one across the chest, and one on the helmet, the same spots that Ike would hit when using his Aether skill.



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* In ''VideoGame/{{Evolve}}'', all of the hunter's gear and armor show signs of wear and tear, ranging from worn paint and rust to combat damage.


* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40K}}'' painting guides often suggest customising models this way (along with physical scars where applicable). The exact extent depends on the model in question; for example, SpaceMarine vehicles have less damage because their serfs take maintenance quite seriously, while ork vehicles are basically beaten into working properly.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40K}}'' ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' painting guides often suggest customising models this way (along with physical scars where applicable). The exact extent depends on the model in question; for example, SpaceMarine vehicles have less damage because their serfs take maintenance quite seriously, while ork vehicles are basically beaten into working properly.


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* ''ComicBook/TheRedeemer'': Klovis executes one of his men from not taking optimal care of his gear (which sees daily use).
--> [[RefugeInAudacity I am the most forgiving of men]], but standards must be maintained!
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** Averted in ''Cain's Last Stand'': the power armor worn by the Sororitas novices is battered, but that's because it's practice armor that's been used for Emperor knows how long. The wearers are young enough that Cain thinks they should be worried about acne instead of the best way to disembowel a heretic. In the same novel, Cain notes that the carapace armor he picked up in the first book (Which took place roughly seventy years prior) has gotten rather battered over the decades.

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** Averted in ''Cain's Last Stand'': the power armor worn by the Sororitas novices is battered, but that's because it's practice armor that's been used for Emperor knows how long. The wearers are young enough that Cain thinks they should be worried about acne instead of the best way to disembowel a heretic. In the same novel, Cain notes that the carapace armor he picked up (and forgot to return) in the first book (Which (which took place roughly seventy years prior) has gotten rather battered over the decades.



* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40K}}'' painting guides often suggest customising models this way (along with physical scars where applicable). The exact extent depends on the model in question; for example, SpaceMarine vehicles have less damage because their serfs take maintenance quite seriously.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40K}}'' painting guides often suggest customising models this way (along with physical scars where applicable). The exact extent depends on the model in question; for example, SpaceMarine vehicles have less damage because their serfs take maintenance quite seriously.
seriously, while ork vehicles are basically beaten into working properly.




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* ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar'': The grim darkness of the far future is such that even freshly-built structures have scars, burn marks, and chunks missing.



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*Minor example in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World''. The mine-robbers' armor is all scarred up, which indicates to the four that they've been involved in some hot and heavy action in Boidan Mine. When the four [[ActualPacifist gently]] [[CurbStompBattle curb stomp]] them and take their stuff, they toss the armor away because it's so beat up.



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* This is a huge part of building sets, props, and costumes, either for {{film}} and {{theater}} or just for {{cosplay}}. New items will often be manufactured for a particular part, but making them look like they have been around for a while is a big part of selling the image of them. Painting a prop to look like the paint is worn a little thin around the edges, for example, can be the difference between something looking "real" and looking like the piece of painted plastic it literally may be.



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*New guitars and basses can be bought 'reliced' or 'roadworn' - intended to look like they've been gigged for the last 30 years. Hilarious examples of badly 'reliced' instruments can often be found on ebay where a cheap guitar has been obviously attacked with a sander or blowtorch by someone who has no idea how to use them.

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