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*''WesternAnimation/IlEtaitUneFois'': In the episode set in Cro-Magnon times, Maestro invokes this trope. When he and Pierrot find some red dirt, he proposes that Pierre's tribe uses it to decorate their leader, his wife, and their dead.


* In ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfTaras'', [[AntiHero Taras Jacobs]] slaughters a Dingo-Snake (Essentially a velvet-skinned, three-foot high Dog with retractable, venemous fangs and a whip-like tail) and uses its oily black blood to paint her face ([[CrowningMomentOfAwesome And give herself a new coat of mascara]]).

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* In ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfTaras'', [[AntiHero Taras Jacobs]] slaughters a Dingo-Snake (Essentially a velvet-skinned, three-foot high Dog with retractable, venemous fangs and a whip-like tail) and uses its oily black blood to paint her face ([[CrowningMomentOfAwesome And (And give herself a new coat of mascara]]).mascara).

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* The Miqo'te race in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' all wear facepaint. Miqo'te males, for instance, always have some paint below their eyes, but both races have options to add more paint on as desired.

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** In more recent adaptations they're usually changed to TronLines that glow whenever he uses his SuperStrength, presumably as some kind of warning light to indicate his systems are being overtaxed.


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May also have SavagePiercings.

If they only put it on [[LockAndLoadMontage when preparing for battle]], see ThisMeansWarpaint.

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May also have SavagePiercings.

SavagePiercings. If they only put it on [[LockAndLoadMontage when preparing for battle]], see ThisMeansWarpaint.ThisMeansWarpaint.





* The characters in ''Krippendorf's Tribe'' use it.

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* The characters in ''Krippendorf's Tribe'' ''Film/KrippendorfsTribe'' use it.


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* In ''Film/MedicineMan'', the natives paint a blue design on Bronx's face. She later discovers that it is permanent.

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* ''Film/CloudAtlas'': The film gives the Valleysmen facial tattoos and the Kona intimidating, skull-like warpaint. Real-world facial tattoos from Australasian tribes also appear in "Pacific Journal".


* The native people of New Zealand, the Maori, traditionally decorate their face and body with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ta_moko ta moko]], in order to indicate status and rank and attract partners. It should be said that it isn't "paint" but rather grooves put into the skin and marked with pigment made from fat and soot.

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* The native people of New Zealand, the Maori, traditionally decorate their face and body with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ta_moko ta moko]], in order to indicate status and rank and attract partners. It should be said that it isn't "paint" but rather [[TattooAsCharacterType traditional tattoos,]] made by grooves put etched into the skin and marked with pigment made from fat and soot.


* Trolls in ''WorldOfWarcraft'' have an option for different face paints, ranging from a few lines on their cheeks and note to covering the entire face.

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* Trolls in ''WorldOfWarcraft'' ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' have an option for different face paints, ranging from a few lines on their cheeks and note to covering the entire face.


* In ''TheChroniclesOfTaras'', [[AntiHero Taras Jacobs]] slaughters a Dingo-Snake (Essentially a velvet-skinned, three-foot high Dog with retractable, venemous fangs and a whip-like tail) and uses its oily black blood to paint her face ([[CrowningMomentOfAwesome And give herself a new coat of mascara]]).

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* In ''TheChroniclesOfTaras'', ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfTaras'', [[AntiHero Taras Jacobs]] slaughters a Dingo-Snake (Essentially a velvet-skinned, three-foot high Dog with retractable, venemous fangs and a whip-like tail) and uses its oily black blood to paint her face ([[CrowningMomentOfAwesome And give herself a new coat of mascara]]).


* On Disney's ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', the pre-schoolers were depicted as a native tribe, complete with fingerpaint facepaint; in the episode "The Legend of Big Kid" when T.J. is captured by the preschoolers, he atavistically adopts the facepaint fashion as well.

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* On Disney's ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', the pre-schoolers kindergartners were depicted as a native tribe, complete with fingerpaint facepaint; in the episode "The Legend of Big Kid" when T.J. is captured by the preschoolers, kindergartners, he atavistically adopts the facepaint fashion as well.


* Martin Van Crevald in ''The Culture of War'' said effectively that he almost thought camouflage cream was more for this purpose than for practical reasons. But then one of the themes of his book was that HumansAreWarriors and we are NotSoDifferent.

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* Martin Van Crevald in ''The Culture of War'' said effectively that he almost thought camouflage cream was more for this purpose than for practical reasons. But then one of the themes of his book was that HumansAreWarriors and we are NotSoDifferent.NotSoDifferent from our "primitive" ancestors as we think we are.


* Minor Franchise/{{Batman}} opponent Matatoa has Maori facial tattoos.

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Minor Franchise/{{Batman}} Batman opponent Matatoa has Maori facial tattoos.

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** In the ''Batman'' Civil War {{Elseworld}} ''The Blue, the Gray and the Bat'', Bruce's Native American sidekick [[Comicbook/{{Robin}} Redbird]] has face paint that just happens to resemble a domino mask.

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