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1st Jul '16 6:38:22 AM Kitchen90
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* Creator/LaurelAndHardy always managed to resist beard growth (Hardy's toothbrush moustache never grew out to the rest of his upper lip), even if they starred episodes as homeless and hungry idiots.



** In ''Discworld/{{Monstrous Regiment}}'', Polly is complimented on achieving this, by officers who don't know she's a woman. Several of the top brass are also known for it, and for promoting it among the troops. [[spoiler: They're women too]]

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** In ''Discworld/{{Monstrous Regiment}}'', Polly is complimented on achieving this, by officers who don't know she's a woman. Several of the top brass are also known for it, and for promoting it among the troops. [[spoiler: They're [[spoiler:They're women too]]too.]]
1st Jul '16 6:28:13 AM Kitchen90
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* Male tributes in ''[[Literature/TheHungerGames The Hunger Games]]'' never grow facial hair while they're in the arena. It's not known what the Capitol does to them to prevent them from growing beards but whatever it is it's only temporary since several male victors grow facial hair later in life.

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* Male tributes in ''[[Literature/TheHungerGames The Hunger Games]]'' ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' never grow facial hair while they're in the arena. It's not known what the Capitol does to them to prevent them from growing beards (Katniss assumes that the boys are injected with a hormone that prevents it, similar to how she and the other girls get injected) but whatever it is it's is, it seems to be only temporary temporary, since several male victors grow facial hair later in life.
14th Jun '16 3:51:34 PM siberia82
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* ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'': Professor X, Magneto, Warpath and Colossus in 2023 have very little facial hair despite living in a post-apocalyptic world where they're being hunted down by Sentinels.
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27th Feb '16 12:40:19 PM dmeagher13
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* ''Manga/DeathNote'' makes this trope very apparent during the time when [[spoiler: both Light and his father Soichiro are kept imprisoned for weeks in order to prove Light's innocence]]. Soichiro grows a beard, whereas Light doesn't show any signs of facial hair, as befitting a {{Bishonen}}.

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* ''Manga/DeathNote'' makes this trope very apparent during the time when [[spoiler: both Light and his father Soichiro are kept imprisoned for weeks in order to prove Light's innocence]]. Soichiro grows a beard, whereas Light doesn't show any signs of facial hair, as befitting since he is a {{Bishonen}}.
27th Feb '16 12:34:56 PM dmeagher13
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* ''Manga/DeathNote'' makes this trope very apparent during the time when [[spoiler: both Light and his father Soichiro are kept imprisoned for weeks in order to prove Light's innocence]]. Soichiro grows a beard, whereas Light doesn't show any signs of facial hair, as befitting a {{Bishonen}}.
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30th Jan '16 9:22:11 PM Skyboss
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* Something of an EnforcedTrope in the American military, due to dress and appearance standards meaning that the soldier must be clean-shaven in all uniform combinations--justified in part by the need for gas masks to have a tight seal. Of course, dress and appearance standards can be the first thing to go when in a battlefield environment, with many growing so-called [[BadassMustache Deployment Mustaches]] or spending more time worrying about more pressing concerns.

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* Something of an EnforcedTrope in the American military, and Russian armed forces, due to dress and appearance standards meaning that the soldier must be clean-shaven in all uniform combinations--justified in part by the need for gas masks to have a tight seal. Of course, dress and appearance standards can be the first thing to go when in a battlefield environment, with many growing so-called [[BadassMustache Deployment Mustaches]] or spending more time worrying about more pressing concerns.
11th Dec '15 4:58:27 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* No matter how long he stayed on the road or how many matches he worked a week, RJ City never seemed to have any facial hair and would mock other men like Matt Cross for their dumb beards. In the International Wrestling Cartel Cross was also the one to push him into admitting [[GreenEyedMonster he couldn't grow one.]][[/folder]]
18th Oct '15 9:55:27 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Transmetropolitan}}'': Spider Jerusalem's permanent baldness is [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in the first issue. After returning to civilization after a few years growing lots of hair in the mountains, he requests the computerized shower to give him a top-to-bottom cleaning. The shower obliged by stripping ''all'' the hair from his body...''permanently''.

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* ''{{Transmetropolitan}}'': ''ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}'': Spider Jerusalem's permanent baldness is [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in the first issue. After returning to civilization after a few years growing lots of hair in the mountains, he requests the computerized shower to give him a top-to-bottom cleaning. The shower obliged by stripping ''all'' the hair from his body...''permanently''.



** However, the PostCrisis version had Superman having to periodically shave using his heat vision reflected back on his face. In fact, that fact was a dramatic point in an early story of this era when Clark had to suddenly travel to South America and didn't have time to shave his Five o'clock shadow off. So, when a crisis developed that required Superman, Clark didn't dare get into costume considering his unshaven face would be a dead giveaway for his secret identity.

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** However, the PostCrisis ComicBook/PostCrisis version had Superman having to periodically shave using his heat vision reflected back on his face. In fact, that fact was a dramatic point in an early story of this era when Clark had to suddenly travel to South America and didn't have time to shave his Five o'clock shadow off. So, when a crisis developed that required Superman, Clark didn't dare get into costume considering his unshaven face would be a dead giveaway for his secret identity.
9th Sep '15 9:55:24 AM pinkdalek
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*** The Fourth Doctor might qualify generally - the general idea behind his look is that, unlike his predecessor, he now has a relaxed attitude about his personal appearance, wearing scruffy old clothes and with uncut MessyHair (that Creator/TomBaker refused to let the makeup artists comb between scenes as he felt it would be out of character for the Doctor to do so). Yet he never betrays a hint of stubble, and his sideburns are always beautifully groomed. We know he's capable of growing a full beard, as he wears one when artificially aged in "The Leisure Hive". Either he's deliberately cultivating the careless look, or this trope's in play.

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*** The Fourth Doctor might qualify generally - the general idea behind his look is that, unlike his predecessor, he now has a relaxed attitude about his personal appearance, wearing scruffy old clothes and with uncut MessyHair (that Creator/TomBaker refused to let the makeup artists comb between scenes as he felt it would be out of character for the Doctor to do so). Yet he never betrays a hint of stubble, and his sideburns are always beautifully groomed. We know he's capable of growing a full beard, as he wears one when artificially aged in "The Leisure Hive". Either he's deliberately cultivating the careless look, or this trope's in play. "The Masque of Mandragora" does slightly lampshade it by showing us his shaving room - an otherwise fully functional console room that works better than his main one.
31st Aug '15 7:01:38 PM foxley
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* [[WesternAnimation/AdventureTime Adventure Time's]] Finn, unlike most cartoon characters, actually ages, but despite going from 12 to 16, his face appears to be as young as it ever was. [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] as it turns out that [[CuteMachines BMO]] is plucking Finn's facial hairs while he sleeps to keep him "forever young". Finn isn't aware of this, all he notices is his lip hurting the next morning.

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* [[WesternAnimation/AdventureTime Adventure Time's]] ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'''s Finn, unlike most cartoon characters, actually ages, but despite going from 12 to 16, his face appears to be as young as it ever was. [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] as it turns out that [[CuteMachines BMO]] is plucking Finn's facial hairs while he sleeps to keep him "forever young". Finn isn't aware of this, all he notices is his lip hurting the next morning.
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