I was curious as to how y'all think of scars on characters in fictional media? I've noticed in some videogame pictures I was checking out on Gamestop.com, various different characters had scars mostly beside or across their eye. (Why is it always the eye? Why can't there be a scar on the arm? Leg? Somewhere besides over the eye?) When is it okay to give your character a scar? I know Harry Potter's storyline includes his scar, but I've also read that authors just gave their characters scars because they felt it just made them more tough. Personally, I think just slapping a scar on your character just to make him/her appear more tougher is just cheap. They got the scar for a reason. An accident or maybe in a fight and it was the result of being careless. How they react to it and learn from the experience is also crucial. I just think unless you plan on having your story/series based around your MC's scarring event, don't give him/her the scar in the first place. What do you think?