Ritual scars symbolic of the Gorilla - to draw fear into his opponents eyes. Gorillas are extremely territorial and place their dominance in their eyes, posture, and mannerisms. Blanka resembles the same with the face of a gorilla scarred on his face. The markings around his eyes are the same of a gorilla as it draws attention directly to them allowing Blanka to recognize if he is being treatened or dominated. The marks under his nose reflect the inner creases of a gorillas nose and the vertical lines on the bottom of his face symbolize the coat of fur covering the rest of the gorillas face.