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7th Dec '16 7:43:03 PM DustSnitch
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* Kobayashi, the SinkOrSwimMentor from ''Manga/TheLawOfUeki''. It seems more to show laziness than [[BadAss badassitude]], though he does have his BadAss moments.

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* Kobayashi, the SinkOrSwimMentor from ''Manga/TheLawOfUeki''. It seems more to show laziness than [[BadAss badassitude]], badassitude, though he does have his BadAss badass moments.



** Michael Westen grows a five-o'clock shadow in the second season mid-finale. This episode he portrays a hard-drinking bodyguard to catch the attention of a would-be kidnapper. It fits the character personality, but also makes him that much more BadAss when he "gets religion" and fights back.

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** Michael Westen grows a five-o'clock shadow in the second season mid-finale. This episode he portrays a hard-drinking bodyguard to catch the attention of a would-be kidnapper. It fits the character personality, but also makes him that much more BadAss badass when he "gets religion" and fights back.
4th Dec '16 4:38:20 AM Morgenthaler
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So you're an AntiHero, or maybe TheDrifter or an equally gritty protagonist MadeOfIron. Now, how to get street cred as a {{badass}} Mofo? [[StuffBlowingUp Cause big explosions]]? Shoot with GunsAkimbo? Nah, just stop shaving!

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So you're an AntiHero, or maybe TheDrifter or an equally gritty protagonist MadeOfIron. Now, how to get street cred as a {{badass}} badass Mofo? [[StuffBlowingUp Cause big explosions]]? Shoot with GunsAkimbo? Nah, just stop shaving!



* Holland from ''Anime/EurekaSeven'' has some around his chin, and it does make him look fairly {{badass}} (you can see him without it in a flashback, though).

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* Holland from ''Anime/EurekaSeven'' has some around his chin, and it does make him look fairly {{badass}} badass (you can see him without it in a flashback, though).



* When Solid Snake's being an [[{{Wangst}} angsty]] self-proclaimed bastard in the first ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', he's clean-shaven. In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid 2'', when he's being far more personable and open, cue a shadow--apparently to invoke a [[WalkingTheEarth vagrant living on a miserable budget]], according to the character designer. Interestingly enough, an EasterEgg allows Raiden to give Snake a shaver as a present right at the start of the game, which causes him to be clean-shaven towards the end. You just have to find it first. (His [[HoYay friend]] Otacon also has stubble, but that's more about being an unkempt {{Otaku}} than a {{badass}}.)

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* When Solid Snake's being an [[{{Wangst}} angsty]] self-proclaimed bastard in the first ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', he's clean-shaven. In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid 2'', when he's being far more personable and open, cue a shadow--apparently to invoke a [[WalkingTheEarth vagrant living on a miserable budget]], according to the character designer. Interestingly enough, an EasterEgg allows Raiden to give Snake a shaver as a present right at the start of the game, which causes him to be clean-shaven towards the end. You just have to find it first. (His [[HoYay friend]] Otacon also has stubble, but that's more about being an unkempt {{Otaku}} than a {{badass}}.badass.)



* Dimo the Jaegermonster from ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' is a {{Badass}}, and he has the stubble to match.

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* Dimo the Jaegermonster from ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' is a {{Badass}}, badass, and he has the stubble to match.



* [[NoNameGiven {...}]] of ''Webcomic/HannaIsNotABoysName'' has one, since he's...well...[[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies dead]]. He's also a master of {{deadpan|Snarker}} [[FirstPersonSmartass sarcasm]] and very protective of his friends. [[DrJerk Doc Worth]] also has stubble, although in his case it's less {{Badass}} and more because he doesn't care enough about his appearance to shave it.

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* [[NoNameGiven {...}]] of ''Webcomic/HannaIsNotABoysName'' has one, since he's...well...[[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies dead]]. He's also a master of {{deadpan|Snarker}} [[FirstPersonSmartass sarcasm]] and very protective of his friends. [[DrJerk Doc Worth]] also has stubble, although in his case it's less {{Badass}} badass and more because he doesn't care enough about his appearance to shave it.
28th Oct '16 12:40:05 PM Morgenthaler
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* In many variants of OurVampiresAreDifferent (Such as AnneRice's), vampires can't change the length of their hair, because their regeneration simply causes it to grow back to the original length in minutes. Hence, they're stuck with whatever hair-length they had when they were 'turned'. Thus, for a vampire, having stubble could actually be justified.

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* In many variants of OurVampiresAreDifferent (Such as AnneRice's), Creator/AnneRice's), vampires can't change the length of their hair, because their regeneration simply causes it to grow back to the original length in minutes. Hence, they're stuck with whatever hair-length they had when they were 'turned'. Thus, for a vampire, having stubble could actually be justified.



* Lampshaded in ''{{Warbreaker}}'', where Vasher's perpetual beard stubble leads Vivenna to wonder if he actively trims it too look like that. [[spoiler:It's eventually revealed to be ''literal'' perma-stubble; Vasher's a [[OurGodsAreDifferent Returned]], which means his appearance changes only if he actively wills it to]].

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* Lampshaded in ''{{Warbreaker}}'', ''Literature/{{Warbreaker}}'', where Vasher's perpetual beard stubble leads Vivenna to wonder if he actively trims it too look like that. [[spoiler:It's eventually revealed to be ''literal'' perma-stubble; Vasher's a [[OurGodsAreDifferent Returned]], which means his appearance changes only if he actively wills it to]].



* In ''ASongOfIceAndFire'', Stannis sports a beard that is trimmed so short, it's just a 5 o'clock shadow along his jaw.

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* In ''ASongOfIceAndFire'', ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', Stannis sports a beard that is trimmed so short, it's just a 5 o'clock shadow along his jaw.
17th Oct '16 8:03:53 AM siberia82
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* Jeff Speakman in ''Film/ThePerfectWeapon'' sports a five o'clock shadow that's actually just painted on.

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* Jeff Speakman in ''Film/ThePerfectWeapon'' ''The Perfect Weapon'' sports a five o'clock shadow that's actually just painted on.



* In the ''Film/XMen'' movies:

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* In the ''Film/XMen'' movies:''Film/XMenFilmSeries'':
10th Aug '16 7:51:23 PM Willbyr
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* Takuma Fudou from ''GetBackers'' - an AxCrazy PsychoForHire who is Ban's StalkerWithACrush. He's also called an "old man" (he's 28) by a lot of the characters - presumably characterized so by his five o'clock shadow.

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* Takuma Fudou from ''GetBackers'' ''Manga/GetBackers'' - an AxCrazy PsychoForHire who is Ban's StalkerWithACrush. He's also called an "old man" (he's 28) by a lot of the characters - presumably characterized so by his five o'clock shadow.
30th Jul '16 4:36:40 AM eowynjedi
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* On ''Series/WolfHall'', Sir Thomas More has a perpetual two-days beard. The effect is to make him look slovenly rather than tough; in the book Cromwell mentally comments that More's busy schedule of hair shirts and self-flagellation must take away time from shaving.
1st Jul '16 11:58:15 PM Az_Tech341
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* Sonny Crockett on ''Series/MiamiVice'' was probably the TropeCondifier. Electric shavers didn't even ''have'' a "stubble" setting before the show aired. That was introduced as a direct response to Sonny Crockett's popularity.

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* Sonny Crockett on ''Series/MiamiVice'' was probably the TropeCondifier.TropeCodifier. Electric shavers didn't even ''have'' a "stubble" setting before the show aired. That was introduced as a direct response to Sonny Crockett's popularity.
1st Jul '16 6:32:29 AM Kitchen90
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** Younger Gendo in a flashback to the early days of his partnership with Prof Fuyusuki. After his wife's death, Gendo grows out his stubble into a thick beard.

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** Younger Gendo in a flashback to the early days of his partnership with Prof Fuyusuki. After his wife's death, Gendo [[BeardOfSorrow grows out his stubble stubble]] into a thick beard.



* Sonny Crockett on ''Series/MiamiVice'' was probably the TropeConfider. Electric shavers didn't even ''have'' a "stubble" setting before the show aired. That was introduced as a direct response to Sonny Crockett's popularity.

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* Sonny Crockett on ''Series/MiamiVice'' was probably the TropeConfider.TropeCondifier. Electric shavers didn't even ''have'' a "stubble" setting before the show aired. That was introduced as a direct response to Sonny Crockett's popularity.
26th Jun '16 3:36:33 PM Az_Tech341
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* Wrestling/HiroshiTanahashi as he made his transition from the happy baby{{face}} to [[{{pride}} haughty]] "[[TheAce ace of the universe]]" began to grown some, which one would think would be the opposite with his supposedly increased work schedule.

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* Wrestling/HiroshiTanahashi as he made his transition from the happy baby{{face}} to [[{{pride}} haughty]] "[[TheAce ace of the universe]]" began to grown grow some, which one would think would be the opposite with his supposedly increased work schedule.
26th Jun '16 1:17:28 PM Kitchen90
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* Kaji in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. His stubble is even lampshaded a few times--Misato thinks it makes him look lazy, slobbish and complains about how rough it feels, but Hikari thinks it makes him look cool. Asuka (and fans) thinks it makes him look sexy.

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* In ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'':
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Kaji in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. His stubble is even lampshaded has stubble, probably because of his confusing and [[DoubleReverseQuadrupleAgent ambiguous job description]], which probably makes him too busy to shave. It's {{lampshaded}} a few times--Misato lot by some of the characters: Misato criticises it a lot and thinks it makes him look lazy, slobbish lazy and complains about how rough it feels, but careless; Hikari refers to him as "the cool-looking guy that never shaves", and Asuka thinks that it makes him look cool. Asuka (and fans) thinks it makes him look sexy.much more attractive. Kaji's fangirls agree with Asuka.
** Younger Gendo in a flashback to the early days of his partnership with Prof Fuyusuki. After his wife's death, Gendo grows out his stubble into a thick beard.
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