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On a gathering storm
Comes a tall handsome man
In a dusty black coat
With a red right hand.
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, "Red Right Hand"

—Zack "Geist Editor" Parsons, in reference to a poorly-chosen hypothesis as to which color of Skittles would be most prominent, Science Fair SWAT

...Nature never errs.
To those who know the workings of your mind
Your face and figure, sir, suggest a book
Appropriately bound.
Cyril, Princess Ida

You may be friendly looking on the outside,
But I know why you only wear long sleeves
And I know why you shake with the wrong hand
Don't try to hide it, cause I do believe that
You're out to get me,
Gonna scratch out my eyes
With that atomic copper claw!
Lemon Demon, "Atomic Copper Claw"

Mr. Trevanian has a nice gift for bizarre characters. The chief of Search and Sanction is an albino who lives in darkness; he must also undergo periodic changes of blood because he is "one of nature's rarest genealogical phenomena"... It seems only yesterday that Sidney Greenstreet was growing orchards in a most sinister greenhouse and chuckling mirthlessly. Actually, that was thirty years ago and writers are now having a difficult time thinking up unlikely traits...
Gore Vidal, The Top Ten Best Sellers According to the Sunday New York Times as of January 7, 1973

"I am enjoying the work of the new Dick Tracy artists! The previous regime, of course, focused on a series of villains who were hideously deformed; the new guys are branching out to people who also emit some kind of horrible odor as well."

"By the way, I don’t know if the film is parodying the whole “deformed villains” schtick, but really? A third nipple? I know that most Bond villains have a physical abnormality to reflect their twisted souls, but this really seems a bit ridiculous. From what I remember, the third nipple was not a plot point in the book, so it’s obviously something added to the film — which makes it a rather odd addition, to be honest."

"In addition to the Starfleet personnel, there are also a few guys here who just scream out 'Guest Alien Villains of the Week'. They're gray-faced, with sinister looking hoods, and faces that look like the result of too many Botox injections. Darth Maul was less obviously a villain than these guys."
The Agony Booth, talking about the Son'a in their recap of Star Trek: Insurrection

The man hastily removed his right glove, revealing his palm to the eyes of the maddened Garou. [...] A single eye, dark as the void, stared at Patrick from its place in the Ringmaster's palm, capturing his predator eyes, blinding him.

Sascha is an alien beauty: its limbs are long, slender and graceful, but it moves with power. Its face is like a work of Michelangelo's, perfect and flawless in form - but not even the master artist could capture Sascha's cruel countenance, however. The network of scars, tattoos and piercings that cover its androgynous form only add to Sascha's enigmatic beauty. What appear to be thin, black tattoos on its body are actually skin clefts that open like a babe's toothless mouth; Sascha's skill with Vicissitude allows it to speak through these mouths as well, creating a chorus of its voice to unnerve even the most strong-willed opponent.
—Image notes for Sascha Vykos, Vampire: The Masquerade - Children Of The Night

The Akropolia uniform is his second skin. The cassock with its sleek black lines, the non-conductive pauldron fitted over his left shoulder, guarding his heart, the half-cape draped from its edges that conceals his arm, the arm that is the reason for his single glove. It's become a cephalopod appendage, suckered and shiny and pronged like a spade. The left side of his face has abscessed to match it, a new lobe forming with each spell cast, swelling as his power swells. His children do not know. His wife does not know. They see only the glamour he casts over that part of himself: five perfect, strong digits, and a chiseled profile.
Akropolis, by Matt Wallace

Every bottle of Ten Tickle Ale, whether it be the highly rated Cherry Lambic or the still-in-development Pumpkin Pie Ale, has a label with the Ten Tickle story on the back, and a picture of Willem Ten Tickyll himself, arms crossed and sardonic grin in place on the front. [...] Careful observers of the picture, however, will notice a few disturbing details: Ten Tickyll has but a single thick bushy eyebrow, which he apparently took no pains to pluck or groom. Furthermore, his ring fingers are visibly longer than his middle fingers.
In centuries past, both of these traits would have been considered clear proof that Ten Tickyll was a werewolf. While there is no evidence that Wizard Willem was a Black Spiral Dancer, there's also no evidence against it. A more likely scenario is that he was Kinfolk, and that he was very, very good at what he did.
Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Subsidiaries: A Guide To Pentex

Nicolete is by now very old, but her constant exposure to dark magic has given her a sinisterly youthful appearance, hauntingly attractive... until you get close enough to see the tight leathery skin of her face and the jet black of her eyes.
Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay: Barony Of The Damned - An Adventure In Mousillon


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