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3rd Feb '17 2:31:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* Freddie Mercury of {{Queen}} liked showing off his hairy chest during performances: think sequined jumpsuits transcending normal limits on scooped necks.

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* Freddie Mercury of {{Queen}} Music/{{Queen}} liked showing off his hairy chest during performances: think sequined jumpsuits transcending normal limits on scooped necks.



* David Lee Roth of VanHalen. Chest hair and neon singlets.

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* David Lee Roth of VanHalen.Music/VanHalen. Chest hair and neon singlets.



* MichaelBolton in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bv5vMJKBAbo "Said I Loved You But I Lied."]] His shirt is open down to three buttons, showing off his chest hair while he sings from the top of a goddamned mountain and white horses run through fire on the beach below him.
* While [[JoshGroban Josh Groban's]] record company was trying to figure out how to initially market him before the release of his first album, they did a photoshoot by a pool that was an attempt to make him appear as a BoyBand member. Apparently, he fits this trope to a T. Or, considering the [[OldShame photoshoot being discussed]], T shirts weren't being applied. Although when the images were discovered, there were quite a few jokes along the lines of [[PizzaBoySpecialDelivery "So, ma'am, would you like me to check your oil?"]], it's pretty hard to find a fan who saw them that minds that at all.

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* MichaelBolton Music/MichaelBolton in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bv5vMJKBAbo "Said I Loved You But I Lied."]] His shirt is open down to three buttons, showing off his chest hair while he sings from the top of a goddamned mountain and white horses run through fire on the beach below him.
* While [[JoshGroban [[Music/JoshGroban Josh Groban's]] record company was trying to figure out how to initially market him before the release of his first album, they did a photoshoot by a pool that was an attempt to make him appear as a BoyBand member. Apparently, he fits this trope to a T. Or, considering the [[OldShame photoshoot being discussed]], T shirts weren't being applied. Although when the images were discovered, there were quite a few jokes along the lines of [[PizzaBoySpecialDelivery "So, ma'am, would you like me to check your oil?"]], it's pretty hard to find a fan who saw them that minds that at all.
26th Jan '17 9:17:48 AM Wyldchyld
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Hairy chests can be seen as FetishFuel, especially in TheSeventies, when it was quite common for men to show off their chest hair with open shirts and plunging necklines. The gay "[[TheBear bear]]" community also finds hairy, hyper-masculine men to be extremely desirable. It is also common in the BaraGenre. On a woman, this is almost universally considered to be prime-grade {{Squick}} material, sometimes comically associated with a BrawnHilda.

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Hairy chests can be seen as FetishFuel, fanservice, especially in TheSeventies, when it was quite common for men to show off their chest hair with open shirts and plunging necklines. The gay "[[TheBear bear]]" community also finds hairy, hyper-masculine men to be extremely desirable. It is also common in the BaraGenre. On a woman, this is almost universally considered to be prime-grade {{Squick}} material, sometimes comically associated with a BrawnHilda.
24th Jan '17 8:41:19 PM Willbyr
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* Ogami Itto from ''LoneWolfAndCub'' sports a '''''VERY''''' badass Type 1 whenever he goes without a shirt.

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* Ogami Itto from ''LoneWolfAndCub'' ''Manga/LoneWolfAndCub'' sports a '''''VERY''''' badass Type 1 whenever he goes without a shirt.
10th Dec '16 5:04:50 PM aaantia
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'''Type 1)''' When combined with a buff, muscular physique, it's usually to emphasize [[TestosteronePoisoning manliness]] or Badassery. Alternatively, it may mark a mature man (ie 35 and older) in contrast to a cast of younger men [[note]]A case of RealityIsUnrealistic since most men grow chest hair during puberty, if they grow any at all[[/note]]. BadassBeard optional, but goes very well with it.

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'''Type 1)''' When combined with a buff, muscular physique, it's usually to emphasize [[TestosteronePoisoning manliness]] or Badassery. Alternatively, it may mark a mature man (ie 35 and older) in contrast to a cast of younger men [[note]]A case of RealityIsUnrealistic since most men grow chest hair during puberty, if they grow any at all[[/note]].men. BadassBeard optional, but goes very well with it.
3rd Dec '16 10:04:11 PM Fireblood
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* Averted by a lot of women. Researchers from Trnava University in Slovakia took a survey that asked women if they preferred a hairy chest or a smooth chest and 80% of the replied that they preferred smooth chests. The main reasons that women give for preferring a smooth chest is that starting at second base, the lack of hair increases physical sensation and that she [[FemaleGaze gets a better view]] of his muscle definition. From a scientific standpoint, zoologist Desmond Morris found that the lack of body hair increases tactile sensation and heightens the excitement of sex. In his book ''The Naked Male: a study of the male body'', Morris elaborates further as to why the vast majority of women find a smooth chest to be sexier:

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* Averted by a lot of women. Researchers from Trnava University in Slovakia took a survey that asked women if they preferred a hairy chest or a smooth chest and 80% of the them replied that they preferred smooth chests. The main reasons that women give for preferring a smooth chest is that starting at second base, the lack of hair increases physical sensation and that she [[FemaleGaze gets a better view]] of his muscle definition. From a scientific standpoint, zoologist Desmond Morris found that the lack of body hair increases tactile sensation and heightens the excitement of sex. In his book ''The Naked Male: a study of the male body'', Morris elaborates further as to why the vast majority of women find a smooth chest to be sexier:
24th Nov '16 10:54:48 AM nombretomado
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* Parodied in ''AustinPowers'', as it was the Connery-era movies they were pastiching. [[ViolentGlaswegian Fat Bastard]] as well.

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* Parodied in ''AustinPowers'', ''Film/AustinPowers'', as it was the Connery-era movies they were pastiching. [[ViolentGlaswegian Fat Bastard]] as well.



* In ''Literature/{{Everworld}}'', Hercules apparently has two ''AustinPowers'' movies' worth of chest hair.

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* In ''Literature/{{Everworld}}'', Hercules apparently has two ''AustinPowers'' ''Film/AustinPowers'' movies' worth of chest hair.
18th Nov '16 2:50:58 PM N8han11
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* ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'': Marduk is the only male character by default to have chest hair in the games, a departure from all of the other guys, who look like they have waxed chests. Ganryu can also be customized to have chest hair, but he's a type 2.
** Until Miguel joins the cast in 6

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* ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'': Marduk is was the only male character by default to have chest hair in the games, a departure from all of the other guys, who look like they have waxed chests. Ganryu can also be customized to have chest hair, but he's a type 2.
** Until
2. Miguel joins later joined the cast in 66.



** In Silver's case, this is an odd example of the trope, since he's the youngest male hedgehog in the cast - how many 14 year-olds do you know with that much chest hair?
*** [[FurryReminder He is a hedgehog.]] [[MST3KMantra Don't think about it too hard.]]
*** Some people speculate that he gets it from his father...
13th Nov '16 1:01:17 PM DustSnitch
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'''Type 1)''' When combined with a buff, muscular physique, it's usually to emphasize [[TestosteronePoisoning manliness]] or [[{{Badass}} Badassery]]. Alternatively, it may mark a mature man (ie 35 and older) in contrast to a cast of younger men [[note]]A case of RealityIsUnrealistic since most men grow chest hair during puberty, if they grow any at all[[/note]]. BadassBeard optional, but goes very well with it.

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'''Type 1)''' When combined with a buff, muscular physique, it's usually to emphasize [[TestosteronePoisoning manliness]] or [[{{Badass}} Badassery]].Badassery. Alternatively, it may mark a mature man (ie 35 and older) in contrast to a cast of younger men [[note]]A case of RealityIsUnrealistic since most men grow chest hair during puberty, if they grow any at all[[/note]]. BadassBeard optional, but goes very well with it.



* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Kyoraku Shunsui and Isshin Kurosaki are both examples of Type 1, being buff, muscular, MANLY, {{Badass}}es. They're also both very sexual, even perverted, characters.

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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Kyoraku Shunsui and Isshin Kurosaki are both examples of Type 1, being buff, muscular, MANLY, {{Badass}}es.badasses. They're also both very sexual, even perverted, characters.



* Ogami Itto from ''LoneWolfAndCub'' sports a '''''VERY''''' {{Badass}} Type 1 whenever he goes without a shirt.

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* Ogami Itto from ''LoneWolfAndCub'' sports a '''''VERY''''' {{Badass}} badass Type 1 whenever he goes without a shirt.
6th Oct '16 7:57:33 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Everworld}}'', Hercules apparently has two ''AustinPowers'' movies' worth of chest hair.

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* In ''{{Everworld}}'', ''Literature/{{Everworld}}'', Hercules apparently has two ''AustinPowers'' movies' worth of chest hair.
24th Sep '16 9:32:55 AM nombretomado
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* Creator/ChuckNorris proudly displays one during the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLO1YIWQuXE climactic fight]] with BruceLee in ''WayOfTheDragon''. It becomes a liability for him, though, as Bruce is able to grab onto it as a combat move.

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* Creator/ChuckNorris proudly displays one during the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLO1YIWQuXE climactic fight]] with BruceLee Creator/BruceLee in ''WayOfTheDragon''. It becomes a liability for him, though, as Bruce is able to grab onto it as a combat move.
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