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  • The Blank
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  • The killer known as The Blank (sometimes referred to as "The Man Without a Face") was a criminal named Frank Redrum ("Murder" spelt backwards). He disguised his features by covering them with a piece of semi-opaque cheesecloth. This gave him the appearance of having no face.
  • The Blank is a character from Dick Tracy. He is much like the Question and the Terrible Trivium from the Phantom Tollbooth. After The Blank causes the murder of a corrupt political official who was conspiring with Big Boy Caprice, this causes alarm among Big Boy, who shouts at his underlings that he now has two threats against him, and that he "wants Dick Tracy dead and he wants this no-face dead".
  • The human brain is hardwired to recognize faces. Humans will even see faces where there are none, such as the man in the moon. So there is something very disturbing about a person without a face. Meet The Blank. The Blank is a humanoid character with no face. Perhaps it is a disguise to unsettle opponents. Perhaps they were a victim of some entity that steals faces, a common form of Transformation Trauma. Or perhaps they're just that good at poker. Has nothing to do with Story of the Blanks. A subtrope of this is The Noseless. Examples of The Blank include:
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  • Neely
  • Arthur "Nip" Dolton
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  • Sam Doty
  • Schultzie Innis
  • Stud Bronzen
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  • 1937-10-21
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  • Frank Redrum
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  • Johnny Nothing, Grandson
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  • The Blank
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  • The Blank
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  • No-Face Breathless Mahoney
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  • Handgun
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  • Alter-ego
Films
  • Dick Tracy
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  • "If ya wanna stay alive, you gotta do what Big Boy says!"
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  • The killer known as The Blank (sometimes referred to as "The Man Without a Face") was a criminal named Frank Redrum ("Murder" spelt backwards). He disguised his features by covering them with a piece of semi-opaque cheesecloth. This gave him the appearance of having no face.
  • The Blank is a character from Dick Tracy. He is much like the Question and the Terrible Trivium from the Phantom Tollbooth. After The Blank causes the murder of a corrupt political official who was conspiring with Big Boy Caprice, this causes alarm among Big Boy, who shouts at his underlings that he now has two threats against him, and that he "wants Dick Tracy dead and he wants this no-face dead".
  • The human brain is hardwired to recognize faces. Humans will even see faces where there are none, such as the man in the moon. So there is something very disturbing about a person without a face. Meet The Blank. The Blank is a humanoid character with no face. Perhaps it is a disguise to unsettle opponents. Perhaps they were a victim of some entity that steals faces, a common form of Transformation Trauma. Or perhaps they're just that good at poker. Not to be confused with The Faceless. Compare Faceless Eye and Eyeless Face. The Nondescript might as well not have a face, given how tough theirs is to recall. See also Malevolent Masked Men and its extra-blank subtrope White Mask of Doom. Has nothing to do with Story of the Blanks. A subtrope of this is The Noseless. Examples of The Blank include:
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