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Beard Of Disguise
(permanent link) added: 2010-07-31 14:50:02 sponsor: Micah (last reply: 2010-08-02 13:02:13)

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A man who is on the run or otherwise trying not to be recognized will often grow a beard as part of his attempt at concealment.

The inversion -- where a heavily bearded character shaves for similar reasons -- is also relatively common.

  • Duncan grows one near the end of the first season of Veronica Mars. Unless it's a Beard of Sorrow; at the time that he grows it, he's both depressed and running away from home.
  • In the film version of The Fugitive, one of the first things Dr. Kimble does after escaping from prison is shave off his beard.
  • In the Lord Peter Wimsey book The Nine Tailors, Nobby Cranton grows a beard before going to look for a diamond necklace he'd stolen some decades before.
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