Amputation refers to the removal of an extremity or limb such as arms, hands, feet and legs. The removal of an eye doesn't fall into this definition.    Jabberwock    talk    contribs    email   - 20:22, 7 March 2007 (PST)

  • I agree, and neither does Locke's kidney. We originally had this page subdivided into missing limbs, and then missing organs, but the simple list format reduced that. I think we need to separate it again. --PandoraX 20:24, 7 March 2007 (PST)
  • I agree that the page should be renamed. A missing eye is not an amputation; the removal of a kidney is not an amputation; a missing arm is not necessarily an amputation either (for all we know, the person never had an arm to begin with, due to a birth defect). -- Dagg talk contribs4 8 20:51, 7 March 2007 (PST)

Possibly rename it as Removed Body Parts. --|MMORTAL /\LIEN 00:20, 17 March 2007 (PDT)

Possible new titles

Missing body parts - This is a little long, but seems to be general enough to describe the current contents of the article.-- Dagg talk contribs4 8 20:51, 7 March 2007 (PST)

  • Rename I would go for that one... I'm actually transcribing a podcast right now that discusses the theme briefly, I may insert a line. --PandoraX 10:38, 8 March 2007 (PST)

Organ transfers and losses - Ditto with Dagg --Blueeagleislander 00:32, 17 March 2007 (PDT)
Character Mutilations - Sounds a bit gorry, but wouldn't that cover just about any type of physical alterations??   Hooper   talk    contribs    email   22:57, 20 March 2007 (PDT)

Missing Appendages - Not all characters missing limbs are amputees, this is more general.--Berethor222 06:43, 26 March 2007 (PDT) Definitely Rename There is no reason to separate these articles...just takes up more space. Rename it to something that is an umbrella term. I like Missing Appendages. [--pom5msu] [--talk] 05:31, 30 March 2007 (PDT)

So far, I personally still think Missing body parts fits the best. "Appendages" doesn't seem to include kidneys. "Organs" doesn't seem to include arms and legs. "Mutilations" implies that a person was "mutilated" by another person/animal/etc, but some of these people may have been born without a body part, so they weren't actually mutilated.

Any other thoughts? I'm going to go ahead and propose the title change below. -- Dagg talk contribs4 8 18:32, 18 April 2007 (PDT)

Proposed rename

I propose we rename this article to Missing body parts.

Updated content request

  • What is missing from this article are the identifiers "left" or "right" for the missing body part, when known. (for example... left arm is missing, or right leg). Editors should add this information to the article. -- Contrib¯ _Santa_ ¯  Talk  13:02, 23 October 2008 (PDT)