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5th Sep '16 11:55:31 AM erforce
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* ''Film/{{Beowulf}}'' makes Grendel completely hairless. Also, [[BodyHorror none of his tendons are the right length]]. What's more, the Dragon in his human form is also bald.

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* ''Film/{{Beowulf}}'' ''Film/{{Beowulf 2007}}'' makes Grendel completely hairless. Also, [[BodyHorror none of his tendons are the right length]]. What's more, the Dragon in his human form is also bald.
23rd Aug '16 8:33:18 AM JackG
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* Apparently averted with the Lex Luthor in ''Film/{{Superman}}'' (1978), until he's thrown into prison at the end of the movie and removes his toupee during an angry rant. Likewise Lex in ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' is younger than normally portrayed and has long flowing locks. But when he's thrown into a maximum security prison at the end of the movie, his head is shaved by the prison guards.
11th Aug '16 12:59:34 AM Anicomicgeek
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* ComicBook/LexLuthor is a classic example, particularly considering his [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] motive for villainy was ''[[DisproportionateRetribution revenge against Superman for making him bald]]''. And it wasn't really Supes' fault, but Lex blamed him after one of his experiments went wrong.
** Naturally, this has had fun poked at it several times, such as by [[Characters/GLOrangeLanternCorps Larfleeze]] during the events of ''ComicBook/BlackestNight''. Also, in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', Lex, accompanied by ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} and ComicBook/{{Steel}}, revealed that he had a secret laboratory... fronted by a ''barbershop''.

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* ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'':
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ComicBook/LexLuthor is a classic example, particularly considering his [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] motive for villainy was ''[[DisproportionateRetribution revenge against Superman for making him bald]]''. And it wasn't really Supes' fault, but Lex blamed him after one of his experiments went wrong.
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wrong. Naturally, this has had fun poked at it several times, such as by [[Characters/GLOrangeLanternCorps Larfleeze]] during the events of ''ComicBook/BlackestNight''. Also, in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', Lex, accompanied by ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} and ComicBook/{{Steel}}, revealed that he had a secret laboratory... fronted by a ''barbershop''.


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** Both the pre-Crisis and pocket dimension versions of General Zod were completely bald and the Zod from ''ComicBook/ForTomorrow'' was bald on the top of his head. ''ComicBook/LastSon'' {{Retcanon}}ned a version of the Zod from ''Film/SupermanII'' into continuity and hence has a full-head of hair. ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' split the difference and kept its Zod bald, but gave him the movie Zod's BeardOfEvil.
20th Jul '16 7:02:02 AM AvalonPendragon
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*The Romanian comic book"Harap Alb"has the bald man or Spanul.His creepy appearance and straegic abilities get him the spot on this list.
17th Jul '16 3:36:56 PM merotoker
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Whatever the original reason, Hair Hates Evil, and about the only times you'll see a kind and moral character without his (or her) hair will be when it's an egg-headed SmartGuy (who's [[ComicBook/XMen probably also in a wheelchair]]), a Buddhist monk, a BaldBlackLeaderGuy, or the [[LittlestCancerPatient Littlest Leukemia Patient.]]

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Whatever the original reason, Hair Hates Evil, and about the only times you'll see a kind and moral character without his (or her) hair will be when it's an egg-headed SmartGuy [[TheSmartGuy smart guy]] (who's [[ComicBook/XMen probably also in a wheelchair]]), a Buddhist monk, a BaldBlackLeaderGuy, or the [[LittlestCancerPatient Littlest Leukemia Patient.]]



** Krillin originally convinced Master Roshi to train him by bribing him with pornography. And Krillin isn't naturally bald, as he grows his hair back (as a sign that he was no longer living as a monk who renounced all worldly pleasures) after marrying [[RidiculouslyHumanRobot Number Eighteen]].

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** Krillin originally convinced Master Roshi to train him by bribing him with pornography. And Krillin isn't naturally bald, as he grows his hair back (as a sign that he was no longer living as a monk who renounced all worldly pleasures) after marrying [[RidiculouslyHumanRobot [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots Number Eighteen]].



* All over the place in ''Manga/BoboboboBobobo''. The BigBad is Czar Baldy Bald IV, head of the Chrome Dome Empire, and his {{Mook}}s are generally bald as well.

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* All over the place in ''Manga/BoboboboBobobo''. The BigBad is Czar Baldy Bald IV, head of the Chrome Dome Empire, and his {{Mook}}s {{Mooks}} are generally bald as well.



* In order to illustrate their pre-series FaceHeelTurn, ''Manga/TokyoTribe 2'''s Mera and Skunk both shave their heads. Kai even comments on Mera's shaven head before he becomes aware that [[spoiler: he's one of two people that Mera vowed to kill.]]

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* In order to illustrate their pre-series FaceHeelTurn, ''Manga/TokyoTribe 2'''s Mera and Skunk both shave their heads. Kai even comments on Mera's shaven head before he becomes aware that [[spoiler: he's one of two people that Mera vowed to kill.]]kill]].



** The Vulture, one of Spide-Man's oldest enemies. (Except for the brief period before ''ComicBook/TheCloneSaga'' when he became a young man and had hair.)

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** The Vulture, one of Spide-Man's Spider-Man's oldest enemies. (Except for the brief period before ''ComicBook/TheCloneSaga'' when he became a young man and had hair.)



** Professor Xavier of is ''almost'' a textbook example of the "kindly eggheaded [[TheProfessor Professor]]" aversion, as he's sometimes portrayed as being morally ambiguous and slightly sinister, and let's not go near his various {{Super Powered Evil Side}}s. It's worth noting that Creator/PatrickStewart is a classic example of BaldOfAwesome.

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** Professor Xavier of is ''almost'' a textbook example of the "kindly eggheaded [[TheProfessor Professor]]" aversion, as he's sometimes portrayed as being morally ambiguous and slightly sinister, and let's not go near his various {{Super Powered Evil Side}}s. It's worth noting that Creator/PatrickStewart is a classic example of BaldOfAwesome.



* The now deceased ''Comicbook/TheAvengers'' villain Egghead, an EvilGenius and leader of the second Emissaries of Evil and the third Masters of Evil.

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* The now Egghead, a deceased ''Comicbook/TheAvengers'' villain Egghead, foe of Comicbook/TheAvengers, an EvilGenius and leader of the second Emissaries of Evil and the third Masters of Evil.



* In the ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' comic series, Superboy shaved his head bald before going on an insane killer rampage and beating up the entire rest of the team. [[BrainwashedAndCrazy This was due to a mental command which was placed in Superboy's brain from after he was cloned in Cadmus.]]

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* In the ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' comic series, Superboy ComicBook/{{Superboy}} shaved his head bald before going on an insane killer rampage and beating up the entire rest of the team. [[BrainwashedAndCrazy This was due to a mental command which was placed in Superboy's brain from after he was cloned in Cadmus.]]]] Depending on how you view his "anti-hero" antics, the ComicBook/{{New 52}} version is this when fresh out of the test tube.



* Depending on how you view his "anti-hero" antics, the ComicBook/{{New 52}} version of ''Comicbook/{{Superboy}}'' is this when fresh out of the test tube.



* ''FanFic/QueenOfAllOni'' has [[VillainProtagonist Jade's]] foreman [[EnigmaticMinion Blankman]], who is bald''ing'' if not completely bald. And he's LawfulEvil at worst, but is still a criminal.
** There's also [[DarkActionGirl Hebi]], who is left [[BaldWoman completely hairless]] by the process of [[spoiler: transforming and brainwashing her]].

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* ''FanFic/QueenOfAllOni'' has [[VillainProtagonist Jade's]] foreman [[EnigmaticMinion Blankman]], who is bald''ing'' if not completely bald. And he's LawfulEvil at worst, but is still a criminal.
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criminal. There's also [[DarkActionGirl Hebi]], who is left [[BaldWoman [[BaldWomen completely hairless]] by the process of [[spoiler: transforming and brainwashing her]].



* Surprisingly, Rapunzel from ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}} the Third'' was revealed to actually be this. Going by her reaction when it was exposed, apparently, this was not something she was proud of, to say the very least.

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* Surprisingly, Rapunzel from ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}} the Third'' ''WesternAnimation/ShrekTheThird'' was revealed to actually be this. Going by her reaction when it was exposed, apparently, this was not something she was proud of, to say the very least.



* Similarly, [[WesternAnimation/DespicableMe Gru]] may also count.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe'': Similarly, [[WesternAnimation/DespicableMe Gru]] Gru may also count.count.
* Him in ''WesternAnimation/WeAreTheStrange'' is bald and lacks body hair of any kind. All he's got are his eyebrows.



* The two main antagonists in ''Film/IronMan1'', as fate would have it, are both bald. Reportedly, Jeff Bridges leapt at the opportunity to shave his head. As if to make up for this, it has two ''good'' bald characters.

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* The two main antagonists in ''Film/IronMan1'', as fate would have it, are both bald. Reportedly, Jeff Bridges Creator/JeffBridges leapt at the opportunity to shave his head. As if to make up for this, it has two ''good'' bald characters.



* Him in ''WeAreTheStrange'' is bald and lacks body hair of any kind. All he's got are his eyebrows.



* Several villains played by MarkStrong: Sorter in ''Film/{{Revolver}}'', Frank D'Amico in ''Film/KickAss'', Godfrey in ''Film/RobinHood2010'', Clive Cornell in ''Film/TheGuard'', Matai Shang in ''Film/JohnCarter''...

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* Several villains played by MarkStrong: Creator/MarkStrong: Sorter in ''Film/{{Revolver}}'', Frank D'Amico in ''Film/KickAss'', Godfrey in ''Film/RobinHood2010'', Clive Cornell in ''Film/TheGuard'', Matai Shang in ''Film/JohnCarter''...



* {{Satan}} in ''Film/ThePassionOfTheChrist'' is meant to be androgynous, with a deep voice but played by a [[BaldWomen Bald Woman]].

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* {{Satan}} in ''Film/ThePassionOfTheChrist'' is meant to be androgynous, with a deep voice but played by a [[BaldWomen Bald Woman]].{{Bald Wom|en}}an.



* Fletcher in ''Film/{{Whiplash}}'' is an over-the-top SadistTeacher who runs his jazz band like a boot camp. He's willing to verbally and physically abuse his students in the name of pushing them past their limits, and it's suggested that this treatment [[spoiler: caused a former student to commit suicide.]]

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* Fletcher in ''Film/{{Whiplash}}'' is an over-the-top SadistTeacher who runs his jazz band like a boot camp. He's willing to verbally and physically abuse his students in the name of pushing them past their limits, and it's suggested that this treatment [[spoiler: caused a former student to commit suicide.]]suicide]].
* Creator/BillyZane in ''Film/DemonKnight''.



* [[spoiler:King Septimus]] from Literature/SebastianDarke: Prince of Fools is revealed to be wearing a wig. He is not proud, to say the least, of his being known as "[[spoiler:Septimus]] the Slaphead."

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* [[spoiler:King Septimus]] from Literature/SebastianDarke: ''Literature/SebastianDarke: Prince of Fools Fools'' is revealed to be wearing a wig. He is not proud, to say the least, of his being known as "[[spoiler:Septimus]] the Slaphead."



* Speaking of Patrick Stewart, he's the BigBad in Creator/TheBBC JohnLeCarre serials ''Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy'' and ''Smiley's People''. When playing the villain in ''Series/IClaudius'', however, he's got hair -- either for the above-mentioned 'deformity' reason or because his bald head had not yet become famous.

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* Speaking of Patrick Stewart, he's the BigBad in Creator/TheBBC JohnLeCarre Creator/JohnLeCarre serials ''Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy'' and ''Smiley's People''. When playing the villain in ''Series/IClaudius'', however, he's got hair -- either for the above-mentioned 'deformity' reason or because his bald head had not yet become famous.



* Billy Zane in ''Series/TalesFromTheCrypt: Demon Knight''.



* Egghead, as played by VincentPrice on the 60's ''Series/{{Batman}}''.

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* Egghead, as played by VincentPrice Creator/VincentPrice on the 60's ''Series/{{Batman}}''.



* DoctorSteel is bald, and wants to take over the world. (On the other hand he just wants to promote fun, and loves children.)

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* DoctorSteel Music/DoctorSteel is bald, and wants to take over the world. (On the other hand he just wants to promote fun, and loves children.)



* A few villains from ''Franchis/MortalKombat''. Quan Chi, naturally, and Kano (but only in ''[=MK3=]''), plus Hsu-Hao, the DumbMuscle henchman of Mavado. Also, Shao Kahn, although it isn't obvious, seeing as he rarely removes his helmet. Baraka is bald too, but so are all the Tarkata; but then, ''all'' of them are evil creatures. D'Vorah from ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'' is a BaldWoman variant.

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* A few villains from ''Franchis/MortalKombat''. Quan Chi, naturally, and Kano (but only in ''[=MK3=]''), plus Hsu-Hao, the DumbMuscle henchman of Mavado. Also, Shao Kahn, although it isn't obvious, seeing as he rarely removes his helmet. Baraka is bald too, but so are all the Tarkata; but then, ''all'' of them are evil creatures. D'Vorah from ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'' is a BaldWoman {{Bald Wom|en}}an variant.



* Kratos in ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' is bald with an ''{{antihero}}ic [[BeardOfEvil goatee]]'', which should [[VillainProtagonist tell you everything you need to know about him]] at a glance.

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* Kratos in ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' ''VideoGame/{{God of War|Series}}'' is bald with an ''{{antihero}}ic [[BeardOfEvil goatee]]'', which should [[VillainProtagonist tell you everything you need to know about him]] at a glance.



** Moebius, [[ManBehindTheMan servant]] of the [[EldritchAbomination Elder God]], is a conniving manipulator who eschews hair of any sort and is notably bald even in thousand year old murals depicting his younger days when he led the rebellion against the vampires who ruled over humanity in the past.

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** Moebius, [[ManBehindTheMan [[TheManBehindTheMan servant]] of the [[EldritchAbomination Elder God]], is a conniving manipulator who eschews hair of any sort and is notably bald even in thousand year old murals depicting his younger days when he led the rebellion against the vampires who ruled over humanity in the past.



** Fuga is a subversion though: yes, the Avatar has to fight him in all three paths, but it's more because of a SecretTestOfCharacter rather than him being evil (and misunderstandings due to Nohrian trickery). Once the Avatar proves his/her worthiness to Fuga, he becomes more helpful, providing the army with valuable information in all three paths, an ally in his adopted son Hayato in ''Birthright'' and ''Revalations'' [[spoiler: and evenutally joins the army himself in ''Revelations''.]]

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** Fuga is a subversion though: yes, the Avatar has to fight him in all three paths, but it's more because of a SecretTestOfCharacter rather than him being evil (and misunderstandings due to Nohrian trickery). Once the Avatar proves his/her worthiness to Fuga, he becomes more helpful, providing the army with valuable information in all three paths, an ally in his adopted son Hayato in ''Birthright'' and ''Revalations'' [[spoiler: and evenutally eventually joins the army himself in ''Revelations''.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'': Eustace can lean towards this trope at times, especially in the infamous episode "Ball of Revenge", [[spoiler: where he hired Courage's past foes to murder Courage and would even go as far to use Muriel as bait to do so.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'': Eustace can lean towards this trope at times, especially in the infamous episode "Ball of Revenge", [[spoiler: where he hired Courage's past foes to murder Courage and would even go as far to use Muriel as bait to do so.]]so]].
15th Jul '16 2:16:41 AM Morgenthaler
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Where the hero has his flowing golden locks or a boyish, tousled mop of {{red|HeadedHero}} or brown hair to indicate his youthful purity, something about the complete ''absence'' of hair makes a bald villain look particularly nefarious, especially while he's [[SlouchOfVillainy slouched on his throne]], steepling his fingers and delivering a BreakingLecture while the ominous backlight shines off his gleaming chrome-dome.

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Where the hero has his flowing golden locks or a boyish, tousled mop of {{red|HeadedHero}} red or brown hair to indicate his youthful purity, something about the complete ''absence'' of hair makes a bald villain look particularly nefarious, especially while he's [[SlouchOfVillainy slouched on his throne]], steepling his fingers and delivering a BreakingLecture while the ominous backlight shines off his gleaming chrome-dome.
14th Jul '16 6:46:32 AM SAMAS
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-->'''Steel:''' Gotta hand it to you, Luthor; nobody would think to look for you here.

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-->'''Steel:''' Gotta hand it to you, Luthor; nobody ''nobody'' would think to look for you here.
7th Jun '16 8:58:10 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'': In the film version, all the Zentradi are bald (though their morality varies considerably), and in the original TV series, Bodolza is very bald and very evil ([[KnightTemplar or at least so mission-oriented as to not care about insignificant things like planetary omnicide]]).

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* ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'': In the film version, adaptation ''[[Anime/MacrossDoYouRememberLove Do You Remember Love?]]'', all the Zentradi are bald (though their morality varies considerably), and in the original TV series, Bodolza is very bald and very evil ([[KnightTemplar or at least so mission-oriented as to not care about insignificant things like planetary omnicide]]).
29th May '16 12:03:05 AM Gideoncrawle
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* Professor Farnsworth in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', although he's too much of a crazy ineffective old doofus to be truly evil. Plus, he's technically a good guy, as far as taking sides is concerned.
16th May '16 11:34:17 PM kazokuhouou
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* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', there's Cervantes, one of Walhart's generals. He makes up for the baldness with a ''glorious'' BadassMoustache. It's a tad downplayed though, as compared to Walhart and his other generals, Cervantes is played in more a comedic light.
* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', Hans is an AxCrazy soldier of Nohr with a shaved bald head and a desire to get ahead in life, no matter who he has to kill or torture. He also was a former criminal who committed many offenses before King Garon pardoned him. Fittingly, he's of the Berserker class.
** Fuga is a subversion though: yes, the Avatar has to fight him in all three paths, but it's more because of a SecretTestOfCharacter rather than him being evil (and misunderstandings due to Nohrian trickery). Once the Avatar proves his/her worthiness to Fuga, he becomes more helpful, providing the army with valuable information in all three paths, an ally in his adopted son Hayato in ''Birthright'' and ''Revalations'' [[spoiler: and evenutally joins the army himself in ''Revelations''.]]
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