10 Fictional Characters with Scars

From heroes to villains and in between, these fictional characters are known for their scarred markings. Here are ten of the most popular scars you may know.


On a list of notable scars, you’d expect to be included if your name is Scar. With that being said, here he is. The notorious villainous lion known best for the sabotage and murder of his own brother in attempts to become King of the Pridelands himself. Most recognizable by his prominent eye scar.

Harry Potter

The Boy Who Lived with a scar on his forehead. Harry Potter has one of the most famous fictional scars of them all. A lightning bolt shaped scar is the only mark he was left with after Voldemort tried to murder him. The scar makes him famous for being the only person to survive a Killing Curse and it links him to Voldemort in ways he never wanted.

Freddy Kreuger

This infamous serial killer of fiction is covered in scars sure to haunt your dreams. After being burned alive by the angry parents of his victims he continues to kill in the dream world. The burn scars only make him more daunting and terrifying.

Tony Montana – Scarface

Again, when your name is Scarface, you’re going to make this list of famous scars. Tony Montana joins the list for his scar on the left side of his face from when he was a kid. Or so he says. Along with his scar, he’s famous for his line of “You think I look bad? You should see the other guy,” in reference to his marred face.

Inigo Montoya

Inigo Montoya’s scars are almost as famous as his well known line, “Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die.” On each cheek he has a scar given to him by the Six-Fingered-Man after his father was slaughtered. This memory and the scars spurred Inigo’s quest for revenge.

Marv of Sin City

Marv is infamously known for his entire body being covered in a litany of scars. We are never exactly sure where they all come from but it can be guessed that the jumping from cars and constant body abuse probably did the trick. Marv seems to be fond of his scars though.

The Toxic Avenger

Speaking of being covered in scars, The Toxic Avenger wins for the biggest and baddest fictional scar. His entire body suffered from detrimental toxins when he fell into a tub of toxic waste as a kid. This creates the Toxic Avenger persona who valiantly fights injustice all over.

The Joker

“Wanna know how I got these scars?” The Joker’s scars sure do keep him smiling. He’s a trickster who likes to tell stories about how he got the scars, however we’re not quite sure what the truth is in regard to where they came from. They sure give him a menacing appearance.

Aldo Raine (Inglorious Basterds)

While Lieutenant Aldo Raine sports his own scar on his neck, it’s the scars he doles out that are a bit more of interest. He fears that Nazis will attempt to mesh back into society without being marked. To avoid this problem, he takes it upon himself to mark them by carving swastikas into their heads so they will forever be branded.


Wade Wilson attempts some experimental healing to cure himself of cancer through a superhuman enhancement project. As a test subject his cancer and a healing factor meet head to head in a stalemate where, as the cancer tries to take over his body, his newfound super power of healing combats it. As a result, his entire body is scarred and disfigured due to the constant trauma.

While scars in the fictional world may be cool, we understand you may want to avoid ending up like these characters. Take care of your wounds as soon as possible, and when the cut is too deep – there’s Scarfade.