Supervillians with scars.
February 8, 2009 8:00 AM   Subscribe

Who are the coolest supervillains with distinguishing scars?

Preferably on the face. You can list superheros but you start out with -5. The characters can come from any media. Also, please include a link to a picture.
posted by Steph1en to Media & Arts (31 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Nick Fury, old skool. Not a supervillain, being neither particularly super nor a villain, but he's a badass and deserves to be ranked with the superheroes. Plus, he's been recast as Samuel L. Jackson (less scarring outside the eyepatch, though.) How awesome is that?
posted by immlass at 8:04 AM on February 8, 2009

Herr Starr from Preacher. Link to image.
Note: in this image, he has not yet received the additional scar on the top of his head, turning him into a giant walking penis.
posted by Lokheed at 8:07 AM on February 8, 2009

Response by poster: Friends mentioned Scar and Jigsaw.
posted by Steph1en at 8:07 AM on February 8, 2009

posted by The otter lady at 8:25 AM on February 8, 2009

Nowadays Deadpool is more of an amoral antihero, rather than the villain he was originally presented as - regardless, his mask conceals his scabby kisser.

Baron Zemo
also hides his melty mug under a ski mask.

Fellow german and Captain America foil Baron Strucker sports fencing scars that give him that cracked egg look all the kids are gaga for.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 8:31 AM on February 8, 2009

Dr. Drakken from Kim Possible :)
posted by legotech at 9:00 AM on February 8, 2009

Freddy Krueger. Although he's technically "undead" so I'm not sure if he counts.
posted by Pleadthefifth at 9:01 AM on February 8, 2009

Deathstroke the Terminator has battle scars and the skills to whip the ass of every other villain mentioned in this thread.
posted by EatTheWeek at 9:01 AM on February 8, 2009

I'm surprised I even have to mention him.
Doctor Doom.
posted by browse at 9:02 AM on February 8, 2009

The obvious and most awesome ones seem to be left out.

The Joker
and my personal favorite Spawn
posted by Z1LCH at 9:06 AM on February 8, 2009

Hello? Blofeld?
posted by Joe Beese at 9:30 AM on February 8, 2009

General Skarr?
posted by chairface at 9:48 AM on February 8, 2009

The Phantom of the Opera.
posted by SPrintF at 10:09 AM on February 8, 2009

Inigo Montoya from the movie The Princess Bride. Not exactly a supervillain, but totally badass, and full of villainy.
posted by Night_owl at 10:19 AM on February 8, 2009

Omar Little from The Wire isn't exactly a super villain but he is super badass and his scar is cool.
posted by jessamyn at 10:21 AM on February 8, 2009 [2 favorites]

I don't know how cool he is, but there's bad Peter Petrelli. Also Kurt Russell in Deathproof may and may not be considered a super villain.
posted by originalname37 at 10:35 AM on February 8, 2009

The Comedian (from "Watchmen").
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 11:02 AM on February 8, 2009

Criminal mastermind John Clay from the Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Red-Headed League" has an acid burn on his forehead.
posted by EarBucket at 11:16 AM on February 8, 2009

Oh, Darth Vader!
posted by EarBucket at 11:17 AM on February 8, 2009

On the currently running Trinity, Edward Nigma (from, uh, Earth Prime? no idea what would it be called with the Final Crisis remapping and all that) has a sort of Phantom of the Opera look to his face, but very high techy. He's the most intriguing character of the series, IMHO.
posted by Iosephus at 12:13 PM on February 8, 2009

Walter, from "The Mask", the demented, ultra-violent comic book series the movie was based on. Walter was one scary dude, wish to god I could find a panel from the comic showing him... silent, remorseless, relentless, with a cheap suit and a bad haircut and a fist that could crush a bowling-ball. Some serious scars, too.
posted by Slap*Happy at 12:20 PM on February 8, 2009

Sagat of Street Fighter has a big scar on his chest. Wikipedia says: "The massive scar on his chest is a constant reminder of Ryu's victory. Sagat makes no attempt to conceal the disfigurement, and in fact draws power from the hateful memory it invokes; in Capcom vs. SNK 2, Sagat's scar glows while he charges energy for his S-Groove super meter."
posted by Servo5678 at 1:17 PM on February 8, 2009

Bishop from the X-Men has a brand / tattoo / scar in the shape of an M (for "mutant") over his right eye. It was placed there by bad guys, kind of like a scarlet letter thing, or Jews forced to wear yellow stars in Nazi Germany.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 2:09 PM on February 8, 2009

Ernst Stavro Blofeld from You Only Live Twice.

Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
posted by Relic at 2:23 PM on February 8, 2009

Speaking of Bond movies, how about Zao from Die Another Day.
posted by arcticseal at 3:26 PM on February 8, 2009

Many examples (and also heroes with scars) in the Good Scars Evil Scars entry on TV Tropes.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 3:48 PM on February 8, 2009

Much more complex than a "supervillain," but:
Omar Little?
posted by jckll at 4:43 PM on February 8, 2009 [1 favorite]

(As well as anyone else that Michael K. Williams has played or ever will play...)
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 4:53 PM on February 8, 2009

The bald guy from Waterworld. If I recall correctly, the scars were inflicted by the hero halfway through the movie.
posted by PercussivePaul at 8:32 PM on February 8, 2009

Scary one
Kakihara from Ichi the Killer.
posted by Z1LCH at 2:04 AM on February 9, 2009

Am I seriously the first to mention Dr. Evil? Especially important because he is a walking amalgamation of super-villain stereotypes, and the facial scar is part of that.
posted by Who_Am_I at 9:09 AM on February 9, 2009

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