History Main / PermaShave

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.
25th Aug '15 12:08:28 AM PantaroP
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[[folder:Western Animation]] * [[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. [[/folder]]
6th Aug '15 3:39:44 PM pinkdalek
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*** This was most common in the Hartnell era, which frequently left the crew in place over weeks or months, like undergoing a quest on the hostile planet Marinus or trekking through Skarosian caves or across China, and ran the end of one adventure directly into the beginning of the next (the 60s tie-in novel ''Dr Who in an Exciting Adventure with the Daleks'' went out of its way to include a scene where the Doctor gave Ian a futuristic electric shaver to explain this). *** Season 12 (with the Fourth Doctor, Sarah Jane and Harry) also involved a long sequence of events linked directly into each other over a period of weeks or months with TARDIS access lost near the beginning - not only do the Doctor and Harry remain perfectly smooth-faced while stuck in a Skaro war-zone but Harry's sideburns even get an obvious trim during a teleportation. *** 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 Doctor wearing one in "The Leisure Hive". Maybe he just likes the careless look? *** Leela, a NubileSavage in a very short skirt, also keeps her legs perfectly shaved in a variety of horrible situations and long before she has any opportunity to know what a razor even is (though as her culture is a FutureImperfect version of Western culture, female body hair beauty stigma might have evolved into a cultural taboo for her people). ** The new series makes a point of averting this, giving the Eleventh Doctor a TimePassageBeard after several particularly extreme bits of waiting.
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*** This ***This was most common in the Hartnell era, which frequently left the crew in place over weeks or months, like undergoing a quest on the hostile planet Marinus or trekking through Skarosian caves or across China, and ran the end of one adventure directly into the beginning of the next (the 60s tie-in novel ''Dr Who in an Exciting Adventure with the Daleks'' went out of its way to include a scene where the Doctor gave Ian a futuristic electric shaver to explain this). *** Season ***Season 12 (with the Fourth Doctor, Sarah Jane and Harry) also involved a long sequence of events linked directly into each other over a period of weeks or months with TARDIS access lost near the beginning - not only do the Doctor and Harry remain perfectly smooth-faced while stuck in a Skaro war-zone but Harry's sideburns even get an obvious trim during a teleportation. *** 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 Doctor wearing one in "The Leisure Hive". Maybe he just likes Either he's deliberately cultivating the careless look? *** Leela, look, or this trope's in play. ***Leela, a NubileSavage in a very short skirt, also keeps her legs perfectly shaved in a variety of horrible situations and long before she has any opportunity to know what a razor even is (though as her culture is a FutureImperfect version of Western culture, female body hair beauty stigma might have evolved into a cultural taboo for her people). ** The **The new series makes a point of averting this, giving the Eleventh Doctor a TimePassageBeard after several particularly extreme bits of waiting.
6th Aug '15 3:37:44 PM pinkdalek
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This is also extremely common for female characters. If a female character [[ShowSomeLeg bares a little skin]] or even has a full on nude scene, expect her to be as smooth as a newborn baby. Even if there she's been in the wilderness for weeks and/or is set during a time period where shaving female body hair would be extremely difficult if not impossible.
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This is also extremely common for female characters. If a female character [[ShowSomeLeg bares a little skin]] or even has a full on nude scene, expect her to be as smooth as a newborn baby. Even if there she's been in the wilderness for weeks and/or is set living during a time period where shaving female body hair would be extremely difficult if not impossible. impossible if even culturally expected.

* Classic ''Series/DoctorWho''. Usually the Doctor and companions have access to the TARDIS (or sometimes UNIT) to provide ablutory supplies, and they usually don't stay in places for very long, but it doesn't change anything even when they are stranded. This was most common in the Hartnell era, which frequently left the crew in place over weeks or months, like undergoing a quest on the hostile planet Marinus or trekking through Skarosian caves, and ran the end of one adventure directly into the beginning of the next (one tie-in novel went out of its way to include a scene where the Doctor gave Ian a futuristic electric shaver to explain this). Season 12 (with the Fourth Doctor, Sarah Jane and Harry) also involved a long sequence of events linked directly into each other over a period of weeks or months with TARDIS access lost near the beginning - not only do the Doctor and Harry remain perfectly smooth-faced while stuck in a Skaro war-zone but Harry's sideburns even get an obvious trim during a teleportation. Leela, a NubileSavage in a very short skirt, also keeps her legs perfectly shaved in a variety of horrible situations and long before she has any opportunity to know what a razor even is (though as her culture is a FutureImperfect version of Western culture, female body hair beauty stigma might have evolved into a cultural taboo for her people). The new series makes a point of averting this, giving the Eleventh Doctor a TimePassageBeard after several particularly extreme bits of waiting.
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': ** This is present throughout the Classic ''Series/DoctorWho''. series. Usually the Doctor and companions have access to the TARDIS (or sometimes UNIT) to provide ablutory supplies, and they usually don't stay in places for very long, but it doesn't change anything even when they are stranded. This stranded. ***This was most common in the Hartnell era, which frequently left the crew in place over weeks or months, like undergoing a quest on the hostile planet Marinus or trekking through Skarosian caves, caves or across China, and ran the end of one adventure directly into the beginning of the next (one (the 60s tie-in novel ''Dr Who in an Exciting Adventure with the Daleks'' went out of its way to include a scene where the Doctor gave Ian a futuristic electric shaver to explain this). Season this). ***Season 12 (with the Fourth Doctor, Sarah Jane and Harry) also involved a long sequence of events linked directly into each other over a period of weeks or months with TARDIS access lost near the beginning - not only do the Doctor and Harry remain perfectly smooth-faced while stuck in a Skaro war-zone but Harry's sideburns even get an obvious trim during a teleportation. Leela, teleportation. *** 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 Doctor wearing one in "The Leisure Hive". Maybe he just likes the careless look? ***Leela, a NubileSavage in a very short skirt, also keeps her legs perfectly shaved in a variety of horrible situations and long before she has any opportunity to know what a razor even is (though as her culture is a FutureImperfect version of Western culture, female body hair beauty stigma might have evolved into a cultural taboo for her people). The people). **The new series makes a point of averting this, giving the Eleventh Doctor a TimePassageBeard after several particularly extreme bits of waiting.
4th Aug '15 4:24:52 AM pinkdalek
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* Classic ''Series/DoctorWho''. Usually the Doctor and companions have access to the TARDIS (or sometimes UNIT) to provide ablutory supplies, and they usually don't stay in places for very long, but it doesn't change anything even when they are stranded. This was most common in the Hartnell era, which frequently left the crew in place over weeks or months, like undergoing a quest on the hostile planet Marinus or trekking through Skarosian caves, and ran the end of one adventure directly into the beginning of the next (one tie-in novel went out of its way to include a scene where the Doctor gave Ian a futuristic electric shaver to explain this). Season 12 (with the Fourth Doctor, Sarah Jane and Harry) also involved a long sequence of events linked directly into each other over a period of weeks or months with TARDIS access lost near the beginning - not only do the Doctor and Harry remain perfectly smooth-faced while stuck in a Skaro war-zone but Harry's sideburns even get an obvious trim during a teleportation.
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* Classic ''Series/DoctorWho''. Usually the Doctor and companions have access to the TARDIS (or sometimes UNIT) to provide ablutory supplies, and they usually don't stay in places for very long, but it doesn't change anything even when they are stranded. This was most common in the Hartnell era, which frequently left the crew in place over weeks or months, like undergoing a quest on the hostile planet Marinus or trekking through Skarosian caves, and ran the end of one adventure directly into the beginning of the next (one tie-in novel went out of its way to include a scene where the Doctor gave Ian a futuristic electric shaver to explain this). Season 12 (with the Fourth Doctor, Sarah Jane and Harry) also involved a long sequence of events linked directly into each other over a period of weeks or months with TARDIS access lost near the beginning - not only do the Doctor and Harry remain perfectly smooth-faced while stuck in a Skaro war-zone but Harry's sideburns even get an obvious trim during a teleportation. teleportation. Leela, a NubileSavage in a very short skirt, also keeps her legs perfectly shaved in a variety of horrible situations and long before she has any opportunity to know what a razor even is (though as her culture is a FutureImperfect version of Western culture, female body hair beauty stigma might have evolved into a cultural taboo for her people). The new series makes a point of averting this, giving the Eleventh Doctor a TimePassageBeard after several particularly extreme bits of waiting.
4th Aug '15 4:19:27 AM pinkdalek
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* Classic ''Series/DoctorWho''. Usually the Doctor and companions have access to the TARDIS (or sometimes UNIT) to provide ablutory supplies, and they usually don't stay in places for very long, but it doesn't change anything even when they are stranded. This was most common in the Hartnell era, which frequently left the crew in place over weeks or months, like undergoing a quest on the hostile planet Marinus or trekking through Skarosian caves, and ran the end of one adventure directly into the beginning of the next (one tie-in novel went out of its way to include a scene where the Doctor gave Ian a futuristic electric shaver to explain this). Season 12 (with the Fourth Doctor, Sarah Jane and Harry) also involved a long sequence of events linked directly into each other over a period of weeks or months with TARDIS access lost near the beginning - not only do the Doctor and Harry remain perfectly smooth-faced while stuck in a Skaro war-zone but Harry's sideburns even get an obvious trim during a teleportation.
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