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22nd Dec '15 9:09:30 AM iowaforever
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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': The wizard Dorukan acquired a proper [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0196.html long white beard]] in his old age, well after attaining Epic status. Eugene, Roy's father and Dorukan's student, has one, but it is fairly short.
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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': The wizard Dorukan acquired a proper [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0196.html long white beard]] in his old age, well after attaining Epic status. Eugene, Roy's father and Dorukan's student, student of the wizard Fyron Pucebuckle (who also had a nice beard before Xykon killed him), has one, but it is fairly short.short. ** When Elan gets it into his head that he wants to be a wizard, part of the outfit he pulls together involves a fake white beard.
5th Aug '15 2:56:59 PM Prfnoff
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* The male mage in ''VideoGame/{{Dragon Quest 3}}'' is a hunched-over old man with a white beard, though it doesn't go much lower than his chest.
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* The male mage in ''VideoGame/{{Dragon Quest 3}}'' ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIII'' is a hunched-over old man with a white beard, though it doesn't go much lower than his chest.
26th Jun '15 7:10:07 PM sorako
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* In ''Fate'' series, Caster class is represented as an old man with long beard. [[spoiler:''None'' of the main character Casters have long beard: In ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', she is a young woman; in ''LightNovel/FateZero'', he is a middle aged man with no beard despite being known as the Bluebeard; in ''VideoGame/FateExtra'', she is a female {{kitsune}}.]]
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* In ''Fate'' series, Caster class is represented as an old man with long beard. [[spoiler:''None'' However, ''none'' of the main character Casters have long beard: In ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', she is a young woman; in ''LightNovel/FateZero'', he is a middle aged man with no beard despite being known as the Bluebeard; in ''VideoGame/FateExtra'', she is a female {{kitsune}}.]]
19th Jun '15 9:06:06 AM wootzits
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* ''LightNovel/ZeroNoTsukaima'': the Headmaster has one
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* ''LightNovel/ZeroNoTsukaima'': ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero'': the Headmaster has one
16th Jun '15 4:10:09 PM Earriorwatcher
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* Two thirds of Music/ZZTop (the other one, ironically named Frank Beard, has only a [[BadassMustache mustache]]).
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* Two thirds of Music/ZZTop (the other one, ironically named [[NonIndicativeName Frank Beard, Beard]], has only a [[BadassMustache mustache]]).
18th Apr '15 2:17:16 AM jormis29
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* Most depictions of {{Merlin}}, natch.
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* Most depictions of {{Merlin}}, Myth/{{Merlin}}, natch.

* {{Merlin}} is normally shown with such. In ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone'', his beard keeps getting tangled up or caught in doors. Oddly, medieval portrayals of Merlin do not give him the beard -- that came later. Merlin was only shown in early works as a youth, and in later works -- like Mallory -- he's a shapeshifter who takes the shape of a child, a woman, and old man, but never reveals his true form. The [[Series/{{Merlin}} TV series]] has him as a youth, but he gets the beard when he transforms into his old self.
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* {{Merlin}} Myth/{{Merlin}} is normally shown with such. In ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone'', his beard keeps getting tangled up or caught in doors. Oddly, medieval portrayals of Merlin do not give him the beard -- that came later. Merlin was only shown in early works as a youth, and in later works -- like Mallory -- he's a shapeshifter who takes the shape of a child, a woman, and old man, but never reveals his true form. The [[Series/{{Merlin}} TV series]] has him as a youth, but he gets the beard when he transforms into his old self.

* Merlin on ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' usually averts this trope, since he's a youth in the series. But it is put into play when he uses the aging spell to turn himself into "Dragoon" and the beard is definitely there.
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* Merlin on ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' ''Series/{{Merlin 2008}}'' usually averts this trope, since he's a youth in the series. But it is put into play when he uses the aging spell to turn himself into "Dragoon" and the beard is definitely there.
4th Mar '15 4:51:49 AM Remember
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* ''Literature/DragonQueen'': the old man has one of these.
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* ''Literature/DragonQueen'': the old man has one of these.a long white beard.
28th Feb '15 3:28:41 PM Remember
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* ''Literature/DragonQueen'': the old man has one of these.
17th Jan '15 5:05:22 PM merotoker
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* {{Merlin}} is normally shown with such. ** In ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone'', his beard keeps getting tangled up or caught in doors. ** Oddly, medieval portrayals of Merlin do not give him the beard -- that came later. Merlin was only shown in early works as a youth, and in later works -- like Mallory -- he's a shapeshifter who takes the shape of a child, a woman, and old man, but never reveals his true form. The ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' TV series has him as a youth, but he gets the beard when he transforms into his old self.
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* {{Merlin}} is normally shown with such. ** such. In ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone'', his beard keeps getting tangled up or caught in doors. ** doors. Oddly, medieval portrayals of Merlin do not give him the beard -- that came later. Merlin was only shown in early works as a youth, and in later works -- like Mallory -- he's a shapeshifter who takes the shape of a child, a woman, and old man, but never reveals his true form. The ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' [[Series/{{Merlin}} TV series series]] has him as a youth, but he gets the beard when he transforms into his old self.

* ''Literature/WheresWaldo'' has a recurring character called Wizard Whitebeard.
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* ''Literature/WheresWaldo'' ''[[Literature/WheresWally Where's Waldo?]]'' has a recurring character called Wizard Whitebeard.

* {{Lampshaded}} and averted in the ''Literature/YoungWizards'' series. It's pointed out that the most skilled wizards don't get the opportunity to grow long beards, since being a thorn in the side of the BigBad tends to lead to a short life-span.
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* {{Lampshaded}} {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d and averted in the ''Literature/YoungWizards'' series. It's pointed out that the most skilled wizards don't get the opportunity to grow long beards, since being a thorn in the side of the BigBad tends to lead to a short life-span.

* CSLewis loved this trope. In ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'', [[Literature/TheVoyageOfTheDawnTreader Coriakin]], [[Literature/TheVoyageOfTheDawnTreader Ramandu]], [[Literature/TheSilverChair old Caspian, Father Time]], [[Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe Father Christmas]], and the [[Literature/TheHorseAndHisBoy Hermit of the Southern March]] are all described as having very long white beards. (Of course, most of them are not actual wizards).
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* CSLewis Creator/CSLewis loved this trope. In ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'', [[Literature/TheVoyageOfTheDawnTreader Coriakin]], [[Literature/TheVoyageOfTheDawnTreader Ramandu]], [[Literature/TheSilverChair old Caspian, Father Time]], [[Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe Father Christmas]], and the [[Literature/TheHorseAndHisBoy Hermit of the Southern March]] are all described as having very long white beards. (Of course, most of them are not actual wizards).

* Ezren, the iconic Wizard from ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'', has a more trimmed version of this. ** In the same setting, male Witches can learn a hex that lets them turn even the smallest patch of beard into one of these, or make an existing one super-long, as a side-effect of turning it into PrehensileHair. * In the TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons setting of "Known World" (later {{Mystara}} ) the supplement ''Elves of Alfheim'' had a elf wizard NPC sporting a very long beard (Mystara's elves can grow facial hair)just because he did heard of this trope amongts human wizards and found it way cool. * Surprisingly, most named Wizards in MagicTheGathering avert this by having beards that are trimmed, or worn short and pointed, but there are some longer examples, such as [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=201224 Rasputin Dreamweaver]] and OldMaster [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=50474 Hisoka]]. [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=9856 Barrin]] is a slightly shorter example. ** Non-Legendary examples include [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=130996 Might Weaver]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=202522 Soldevi Machinist]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=193443 Venerated Teacher]] and [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=184683 Zuran Spellcaster]].
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* Ezren, the iconic Wizard from ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'', has a more trimmed version of this. ** this. In the same setting, male Witches can learn a hex that lets them turn even the smallest patch of beard into one of these, or make an existing one super-long, as a side-effect of turning it into PrehensileHair. * In the TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' setting of "Known World" (later {{Mystara}} ) the supplement ''Elves of Alfheim'' had a elf wizard NPC sporting a very long beard (Mystara's elves can grow facial hair)just hair) just because he did heard of this trope amongts human wizards and found it way cool. * Surprisingly, most named Wizards in MagicTheGathering ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' avert this by having beards that are trimmed, or worn short and pointed, but there are some longer examples, such as [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=201224 Rasputin Dreamweaver]] and OldMaster [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=50474 Hisoka]]. [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=9856 Barrin]] is a slightly shorter example. ** example. Non-Legendary examples include [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=130996 Might Weaver]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=202522 Soldevi Machinist]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=193443 Venerated Teacher]] and [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=184683 Zuran Spellcaster]].

* Athos (who is over 1000) of ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: Blazing Sword]]'' has a beard almost as tall as he is (or taller; portrait, official art, and battle sprite differ on the exact length, but it is always past the waist). ** And Hector constantly lampshades it with his nickname for Athos, Graybeard.
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* Athos (who is over 1000) of ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: Blazing Sword]]'' has a beard almost as tall as he is (or taller; portrait, official art, and battle sprite differ on the exact length, but it is always past the waist). ** waist). And Hector constantly lampshades it with his nickname for Athos, Graybeard.

* The archmagi (including Antonidas) in ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}''. ** Velen, too, although he's less "wizard" than "ancient high priest."
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* The archmagi (including Antonidas) in ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}''. ** ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}''. Velen, too, although he's less "wizard" than "ancient high priest."

* ''TheRiftwarCycle'': The Great One (read: really powerful [[FantasyCounterpartCulture Tsurani]] magician) Makala has a long white beard, in spite of the books asserting emphatically that Great Ones do not wear beards, because in Tsurani culture, only slaves are anything but clean-shaven.
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* ''TheRiftwarCycle'': ''Literature/TheRiftwarCycle'': The Great One (read: really powerful [[FantasyCounterpartCulture Tsurani]] magician) Makala has a long white beard, in spite of the books asserting emphatically that Great Ones do not wear beards, because in Tsurani culture, only slaves are anything but clean-shaven.

* Gandledorf from ''SluggyFreelance'', what with being a [[Literature/HarryPotter Dumbledore]] parody with a little bit of [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Gandalf]] thrown in.
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* Gandledorf from ''SluggyFreelance'', ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'', what with being a [[Literature/HarryPotter Dumbledore]] parody with a little bit of [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Gandalf]] thrown in.

* William Lee Golden of TheOakRidgeBoys
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* William Lee Golden of TheOakRidgeBoysMusic/TheOakRidgeBoys

* This trope may originate in a tradition for philosophers and other learned men of the ancient world to wear a beard as a symbol of their station. See Creator/{{Plato}}, Creator/{{Aristotle}} or Roman Emperor [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian_the_Apostate Julian the Apostate]].
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* This trope may originate in a tradition for philosophers and other learned men of the ancient world to wear a beard as a symbol of their station. See Creator/{{Plato}}, Creator/{{Aristotle}} or Roman Emperor [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian_the_Apostate org/w/index.php?title=Julian_(emperor) Julian the Apostate]].

* Two thirds of {{ZZ Top}} (the other one, ironically named Frank Beard, has only a [[BadassMustache mustache]]).
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* Two thirds of {{ZZ Top}} Music/ZZTop (the other one, ironically named Frank Beard, has only a [[BadassMustache mustache]]).

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8th Oct '14 10:06:30 AM Odon
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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. Grand Maester[[note:]]an order of scholars rather than practitioners of magic, though it can also be studied by them[[/note]] Pycelle has a long white beard which gives himself an air of wisdom. Unfortunately after Tyrion Lannister has Shagga forcibly shave it off during an interrogation, he loses this [[StrokeTheBeard implied authority]], just looking like a sickly old man.
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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. Grand Maester[[note:]]an order of scholars Maester Pycelle (the maesters are FantasyCounterpartCulture scientists rather than practitioners of magic, though it can some also be studied by them[[/note]] Pycelle study it) has a long white beard which gives himself an air of wisdom. Unfortunately after Tyrion Lannister has Shagga forcibly shave it off during an interrogation, he loses this [[StrokeTheBeard implied authority]], just looking like a sickly old man.
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