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->''"He that hath a beard is more than a youth, and he that hath no beard is less than a man."''
-->-- '''Creator/WilliamShakespeare'''

Some badasses are not satisfied with ''just'' a BadassMustache or PermaStubble to show off their awesomeness. No, they choose to take it ''further''. As opposed to facial hair growing above their upper lip, they won't be content until they have a full blown beard to show off. Many times, it works for them where a simple mustache would just look [[{{Narm}} foolish]] or out of place. And when it does work, the gentleman in question is a bona fide tough guy, a man's man, a veritable buffet of manliness.

In short, it's what happens when the BadassMustache gets cranked UpToEleven.

In RealLife, beards fell out of style (in most places) after the invention of the safety razor. Before that, shaving had to be done with a straight razor, and the risk of cutting yourself was a much more dangerous concern. This is why most historical bearded people were around before the 20th Century. Having a long beard in battle isn't always a good thing, as an enemy can grab on it and pull the guy in reach of a sword. However, beards have been making a comeback, and the more common they have become, the more bearded badasses that have sprung up on sheer statistical possibility alone. Some sports even [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Playoff_beard encourage their badasses to stop shaving]].

Distinct from GrowingTheBeard, but the two can most definitely overlap. Same thing goes for BeardOfEvil and BeardOfBarbarism. Also see StrokeTheBeard. Contrast with BeardOfSorrow, although they ''could'' overlap. Sometimes goes hand in hand with WildHair. Sometimes part of a BaldBlackLeaderGuy look. Occasionally the beard has [[WeirdBeard some unusual properties]].

Do not confuse with TheBeard.



* Used in a sidebar advertisement for a "Free Online MMO Trading Card Game" called ''VideoGame/UrbanRivals'' that appears on Wiki/TVTropes at the time of this writing. An initially wimpy-looking soldier character is shown [[TookALevelInBadass growing increasingly more powerful]] through a series of stages, and his beard grows gradually at the same time.
* Advertising/TheMostInterestingManInTheWorld has a well-maintained full beard; the character probably wouldn't work any other way.
** "His beard alone has experienced more than a lesser man's entire body."
** "His organ donation card also lists his beard."
* The guy in the Dr. Pepper 10 advertisements has a rather impressive one.
* Captain Birdseye from the "Captain Birdseye frozen products".

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Jet Black from ''Anime/CowboyBebop''
* Thorkell the Tall in ''Manga/VinlandSaga''. It was dubbed the Beard of Awesome by fans.
** Askeladd and Thors as well come to think of it.
* Rider from ''LightNovel/FateZero'', with a big red beard.
* Gendou Ikari from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''.
* In ''Anime/HikaruNoGo'' Hikaru has to play the loud, bearded Tsubaki in the first round of the Professional Exam, something he finds quite intimidating.
* Hohenheim and [[spoiler: Father]] from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''.
** Oy! what about [[spoiler: Havoc]]?
** As well as Sig Curtis and the patriarch of the Armstrong family
* [[BadassGrandpa Shigekuni Yamamoto-Genryusai]] of ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' sports a Badass Beard so long he has to keep it braided.
* Kenji Harima of ''Manga/SchoolRumble'' grew a great big one for awhile till it was accidentally chopped off by Eri.
* Kenshiro in the ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' film had one for a moment, performing his usual badassery.
* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'': You Don't Fuck with Lordgenome. That is all.
* General Cross Marian from ''Manga/DGrayMan''.
* [[FanNickname Vladcard]] from ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' has the second nickname of Beardycard for a reason!
* Kan'u Gundam from ''Toys/BBSenshiSangokuden''. Based on Guan Yu (see below), he's a Gundam with a beard. He makes it work.
** Though most Gundams do have a small red goatee-looking thing on their faces for some reason (one sourcebook claims it's a coolant tank for the head-mounted sensor and computer systems). Even ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'''s [[FemBot Nobel Gundam]]. [[{{Squick}} Ewww]]...
*** Another particularly triumphant example is ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'''s Sandrock, an Arabian Nights-themed Gundam whose red face-thing encompasses the entire bottom part of its mask. [[FridgeBrilliance This is not only a caricature of the full beards typically worn by Muslim men, but also fits with stated explanation of it being part of the cooling system, as a model specced for desert combat would require more coolant]]. Sadly, the movie version's redesign went with the standard goatee look.
*** The Zeus Gundam in ''G Gundam'' had a full beard!
* From ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' Hiruzen and his son Asuma, Shikaku Nara, the Third Raikage and [[CrazyAwesome his sons Killer Bee and A]].
* King Neptune from ''Manga/OnePiece'' has a very impressive beard.
** Black Beard. [[spoiler:Took out Ace, killed White Beard with the help of his crew, and is set on the destruction of the world.]]
*** A particularly notable example, since each time he shows up again he's become more powerful and his beard is darker and fuller
** Also Brownbeard, whose beard [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110821115228/onepiece/images/thumb/1/1a/Brownbeard_2.JPG/200px-Brownbeard_2.JPG defies explanation]].
* Lord Nightray from ''Manga/PandoraHearts'' has a Rasputin-style beard. Uncle Oscar's beard also looks pretty badass.
* Jigen from ''Franchise/LupinIII''.
* The goatee (aka. the [[FanNickname catbeard/kittybeard]]) of Kotetsu T. Kaburagi (the "Tiger" of ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'') has achieved [[MemeticMutation memetic status]] - not only because it's [[ImprobableHairstyle impeccably groomed to the point of implausibility]], but because it also looks like a pair of kittens.
* ''Anime/SuperAtragon'': Captain Hayate, of the battleship ''Ra'' sports a full beard.
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE'': Captain Grodek Ainoa. [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111113131827/gundam/images/e/ef/Grodek.jpg That is all.]]
* Manga/TerraFormars Sylvester Asimov, [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/terraformars/images/2/23/Sylvester_explained_as_Squad_3_leader.png/revision/latest?cb=20141010190204 just let the pure awesomeness sink in]], [[UpToEleven to make it even more awesome]] [[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/terraformars/images/2/28/Sylvester_ready_to_fight_the_chinese.png/revision/latest?cb=20140330122912 he even retains it while he's transformed.]]
** Liu also has quite the Magnificient beard as [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/terraformars/images/5/58/The_officers_of_Annex_I.png/revision/latest?cb=20130801101529 this picture proves.]]

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}, in nearly every incarnation in which he's an elderly King of Atlantis. Not only does his white beard rival Poseidon's, but it makes him sufficiently DarkerAndEdgier to make the reader know that no one fucks with him. Ever. Even Franchise/{{Superman}} in ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'' treats him with kid gloves.
* Leonidas, king of the Spartans, in ''ComicBook/ThreeHundred''.
* Oliver Queen as ComicBook/GreenArrow. Come on, that beard is awesome.
* Travis Morgan from ''ComicBook/TheWarlord''.
* Wulf Sternhammer in ''ComicBook/StrontiumDog'' is a Viking, and has an impressive beard to match.
* For quite some time, Comicbook/TheMightyThor wore a beard, and lo, it was epic. Fellow [[ComicBook/TheAvengers Avenger]] [[Comicbook/TheIncredibleHercules Hercules]] normally has a beard as well, and [[BloodKnight he never passes up a fight]]. The one notable time Herc ''didn't'' have a beard came during TheNineties, when he decided [[DorkAge he'd rather look more like]] [[Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys Kevin Sorbo]].
* Lucas Orion of the ''Comicbook/AtariForce'' first series, though his character was mostly a pacifist that won't fight.
* ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}'':
** [[http://www.asterion.se/haddock.jpeg Captain Haddock]]. Because: Hey, what is a sailorman without his badass beard? His beard is pretty impressive in [[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfTintin the recent motion-captured film, as well]]. [[http://www.screened.com/captain-haddock/15-15371/all-images/132-2513116/the_adventures_of_tintin_movie_image_9/131-585799/ Behold!]] Both him and the [[BeardOfEvil antagonist]] sport beards- between this and ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', you get the impression Creator/PeterJackson has a thing for them.
** Professor Calculus' goatee should be mentioned as well.
* Given that he's supposed to be the wisest of the ComicBook/NewGods, the Highfather always has a beard; just how long and full it is [[DependingOnTheWriter Depends on the Writer]].
* ComicBook/NickFury has it sometimes in the regular universe (when it's not a PermaStubble), and regularly in the Creator/SamuelLJackson-[[ComicBookFantasyCasting inspired]] ComicBook/UltimateMarvel.
* ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'': The pirate captain, who was a caricature of Redbeard in ''ComicBook/BarbeRouge''.
* ''ComicBook/{{Blueberry}}'': Blueberry who has a stubble beard.
* "Bakelandt": Pé Bruneel has a black beard.
* ''ComicBook/{{Thorgal}}'': Also has a stubble beard.
* ''ComicBook/BlakeAndMortimer'': Mortimer.
* ''ComicBook/PietPienterEnBertBibber'': Professor Snuffel.
* ''ComicBook/SuskeEnWiske'': Professor Barabas, Jerom and Krimson.
* ''ComicBook/TomPoes'': Zbygniew Prlwytzkofsky, Hocus P. Pas and professor Sickbock (who is a goat, sporting a goatee).
* ''ComicBook/DouweDabbert'': Douwe Dabbert.
* ''ComicBook/LeonardLeGenie'': Léonard.
* ''ComicBook/TheSmurfs'': Big Papa Smurf.
* ''ComicBook/{{Iznogoud}}'': Iznogoud.
* ComicBook/MrNatural.
* ''ComicBook/{{Jommeke}}'': Captain Jan Haring.
* ''ComicBook/TifEtTondu'': Tondu.
* ''ComicBook/{{Urbanus}}'': Urbanus, despite being a child, has a large beard, much like the real-life comedian Urbanus.
* Sam from ''ComicBook/DeathVigil''.
* ''ComicBook/MortadeloYFilemon'': Subverted with Dr. Bacterio, who is not precisely badass despite sporting a quite impressively thick beard.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* Beards were an important feature of Bill Mauldin's ''ComicStrip/WillieAndJoe''; as WWII combat infantrymen, they rarely got the chance to shave, and the look endeared them to readers who were in the same boat.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Nero}}'': Abraham Tuizentfloot, who has a very long white beard.
* ''ComicStrip/PaulusDeBoskabouter'': Paulus.
* ''ComicStrip/KabouterWesley'': Wesley.
* ''ComicStrip/HagarTheHorrible'': Hägar.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* The dwarven noble in ''FanFic/DragonAgeTheCrownOfThorns'' has a very elaborate style, reaching as low as the sternum. It has three intertwined braids in front, plus an extra one on each side. His mustache is also long, arranged neatly in two long strands that reach the level of his collarbone. His long-dead {{action girl}}friend invented it, and the same style was since shamelessly copied by Lord Harrowmont, the Assembly Steward, etc. To compound it all, due to an event that gave the prince his [[spoiler:MagicKnight]] status, all his hair is snow/silver white (that includes the spiked short cut on the head). Badass much?
* Megin in [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/184872/honor-for-the-enemy Honor for the Enemy]] is a bearded Viking. 'nuff said.
* Our six protagonists in ''FanFic/EpicUnicornHistoryTheBeardsOfHarmony'' all have beards, and they can defeat a stone-encrusted mountain lion, a pack of timberwolves, outsmart changelings and also act stallionly.

[[folder:Film -- Animated]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'':
** Xibalba has a ''very'' cool and suave-y looking beard.
** One of Chato’s defining features that sets him apart is a round, un-kept beard.
* ''WesternAnimation/ElCid'': The titular character starts out as a clean-shaven youth who grows a beard during his exile.
* Hiccup's father Stoick from ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' sports one. This is probably intentional, given that he's voiced by Creator/GerardButler in a similar manner to his version of [[Film/ThreeHundred King Leonidas of SPAR-TA]].
* Naturally, all of the dwarves in ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'' except Dopey had beards. (What? Don't think they were badass? Watch the climax of the movie, and ''then'' try to deny it.)

[[folder:Film -- Live-Action]]
* [[http://costumes.narniaweb.com/caspianbaddies/mirazcoronation2.jpg Miraz]] in ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia: Film/PrinceCaspian'' is surrounded by bearded bad guys, but his beard is the baddest one.
* Coffin Joe in the ''Coffin Joe'' series.
* Creator/ClintEastwood as The Man with no name in the Film/DollarsTrilogy.
* ''Everyone'' in ''Film/{{Gettysburg}}''. It's an [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar American Civil War]] period piece, facial hair was in fashion, and the cast is 100% male.
* Roadblock from ''Film/GIJoeRetaliation''.
* ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'': Maximus.
* Alan from ''Film/TheHangover''.
* In ''Film/TheHungerGames'', Head Gamemaker Seneca Crane sported one of these. (Bonus Points to Wes Bentley as that was his ''actual'' facial hair.)
* ''Film/IvanTheTerrible'': Ivan's beard defies gravity. And boyars.
* In ''Film/TheLastWitchHunter'', flashback!Kaulder sports an impressive Viking beard.
* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'':
** The norse influences of the Rohirrim include a wide distribution of these particularly Éomer and Théoden. Notably, the EvilChancellor, Wormtongue, is clean-shaven.
** [[WizardBeard Gandalf]].
** Even the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qM50TY9xl2g ents]] have beards made out of tree branches.
** And Faramir. And Boromir. And Gimli and the rest of the Dwarves. Aragorn spends most of the series with vagabond PermaStubble before taking the throne and growing out a regal beard,
** The trend is continued in ''Film/TheHobbit''- nearly all of the dwarf company are depicted with badass beards (the exception is Kíli, who sports badass PermaStubble).
* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse:
** While better known as a comic character, Tony Stark's beard in ''Film/IronMan'' is more individualistic than his relatively generic comic counterpart's.
** Fellow Avenger Film/{{Thor}} as well, in contrast to the usually clean shaven comics counterpart.
** ComicBook/NickFury, played by the one and only Creator/SamuelLJackson. (when Creator/DavidHasselhoff played him, it was PermaStubble).
** Unlike the clean-shaven look of the comics and even the ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'', ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}} sported a beard in ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''.
** The adaptation of ''Film/DoctorStrange2016'' provides a very specific origin for his comic-book facial hair: When we first meet him as a neurosurgeon, Strange is clean-shaven, but after the car accident that wrecks his hands, he can't even shave without seriously risking hurting himself, leading him to let a beard grow on its own until, as he learns new confidence well into his days at Kamar-Taj, he's shown sculpting his iconic beard with an electric razor. (The scene is even used in a real-world commercial for the razor in question. That, and Creator/BenedictCumberbatch doing a ShirtlessScene.)
* Desert warrior [[http://angelacameron.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/oded-fehr.jpg?w=450&h=640 Ardeth Bey]], played by Creator/OdedFehr, in ''Film/TheMummyTrilogy''.
* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'':
** Captain Jack Sparrow. Come on -- his beard has beads in it! That's pretty awesome.
** Barbossa has one too.
** Davy Jones had an octo-beard, in that it was made up of tentacles. He could kill someone with it. Beards don't get much more badass than that.
** Blackbeard in the [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides fourth film]] has them all beat by virtue of being introduced with the ends of his beard smoldering with smoke. (TruthInTelevision: The real Blackbeard did things like that to terrify people.)
* Clint sports a great big beard in ''Film/TheOutlawJoseyWales'' as well.
* Roy from ''Film/{{RIPD}}''.
* ''Franchise/StarWars'': A popular facial hair choice among male Jedi from species that have facial hair. Obi-Wan Kenobi is by far the most famous example, followed by his own master Qui-Gon Jinn. Prequel trilogy background character Ki-Adi-Mundi is a non-human example. And the Sith Lord Count Dooku, who ''used'' to be a Jedi, most definitely counts. In ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', Luke Skywalker also grows a beard as a Jedi Master.
* Macready from ''Film/TheThing1982'', along with BarbarianLonghair.
** Bennings, Clark, Fuchs, Windows and one of the Norwegians also have beards.
* In ''Film/WarCraft2016'', both Lothar and Llane are BadassNormal warriors and both sport beards to confirm this.
* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'':
** [[Film/XMenOriginsWolverine Victor Creed]]/[[Film/XMen1 Sabretooth]]. How else can he compare to Wolverine?
** ''Film/TheWolverine'': Logan has a very shaggy one at the start of the movie.
** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'':
*** Iceman sports one. Shawn Ashmore has said in interviews that it signifies his character's maturity.
*** Bishop's thick facial hair makes him look formidable.
* Colour Sergeant Bourne from ''Film/{{Zulu}}'', who's [[http://fabulousblueporcupine.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/bourne-hitch-and-allen.jpg 'tash and sideburn combo]] is so awesome it is simultaneously BadassMustache and Badass Beard!

* Mangiafuoco from ''Literature/TheAdventuresOfPinocchio'' has a very long beard.
* Dwarves of ''[[Literature/TheFirstDwarfKing The First Dwarf King]]'', naturally. Some humans have impressive beards as well.
* Sometimes, Gilgamesh of Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh fame is depicted with a really long beard. It helps that he's 2 parts ''Divine'' and one part Human.
** Just check him out in Civilization IV.. [[http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee171/dalamb54/Sevopedia/Civs/Gilgamesh.jpg Look at this!]]
* Guan Yu, above, from ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'' is infamous for his impressively long and full beard and he's one of the top badasses of the story. So impressive, the DesignatedVillain Cao Cao gives him a beard-bag to protect its luxuriousness. A mere display of his beard makes {{Mooks}} go weak at their knees and [[HeelFaceTurn beg to join him]].
** He was known by his contemporaries as "Lord of the Magnificent Beard", which rather attests to its badassery.
*** The Han Emperor once said what roughly translates into, "Damn, that is one bad ass beard!"
* If an older man has a beard in a Kafka novel, you can assume he's [[Theatre/OedipusRex a terrifying, castrating authority figure]]. Case in point: ''The Trial''.
* One of the ways in which OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame is in having impressive beards. Another is in being badasses.
* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''
** Gandalf and Saruman: big beards --> big badassness.
** Gimli! Effectively competed with an elf no less!
** Cìrdan, anyone?
*** Given to the presumption that elves do not grow facial hair...
* Beorn. The climactic battle in ''Literature/TheHobbit'' is going badly for the good guys until he shows up late in the day and wins it more or less single-handed. Admittedly being able to turn into a [[BearsAreBadNews giant bear]] immune to weapons has its advantages...
* Similar to Guan Yu, El Cid Compeador is described in ''The Poem of the Cid'' as having a magnificent beard, as befitting an archetypal badass.
* Belgarath of ''Literature/TheBelgariad'' had a beard, often depicted in art as being long and flowing, but was described in the books as being cropped close to his face. Barak, the BigGuy from the series' Viking FantasyCounterpartCulture who turns into a {{bear|sAreBadNews}} on occasion, never shaved in his life.
* Kurik in ''Literature/TheElenium'' has a mighty beard, as well as the 25,000 member strong Order of the Genidian Knights (with the exception of Sir Ulath).
* Väinämöinen in the Literature/IronDruidChronicles has a badass beard which Atticus duly notes. In fact it is later found that he has a kit of knives strapped and concealed beneath his massive face bear.
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': Dumbledore, once described as reaching down to his knees.
* Yamauchi-sensei in ''Literature/GreekNinja'' has one.
* Averted in the medieval fantasy series Literature/TalesOfTheBranionRealm, in which men go clean-shaven to honor the female founder of their religion. They're essentially feminizing themselves -- it helps that EveryoneIsBi.
* Averted by Mr. Twit from ''Literature/TheTwits''. He only ''thinks'' it makes him look wise and manly, especially since it's prone to keeping bits of food in it to be eaten later.
* The Royal House of Idris in ''Literature/{{Warbreaker}}'' possess the magical ability to control the color and length of their hair, [[spoiler: due to having a trace of divine blood]]. WordOfGod explicitly confirms that this extends to facial hair in the case of male royalty.
* Literature/{{Bluebeard}}: Bluebeard the woman killer is a literal BigBad with a beard.
* [[Myth/KingArthur King Arthur and Merlin]].
* ''Literature/TheGirlFromTheMiraclesDistrict'' has Robin, a professional killer and FriendlySniper with a magnificent lumberjack-style beard.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* During the writers' strike in 2007-8, late night talk show hosts Creator/DavidLetterman and Creator/ConanOBrien sported "beards of solidarity" (also they paid their crews out of pocket and kept their shows on the air throughout).
** Conan re-grew his since he left ''The Tonight Show''. For his show ''Series/{{Conan}}'' on TBS, he kept it from November 8th, 2010 to the day Creator/WillFerrell wanted it gone when he guest-starred on May 2nd, 2011. Then grew it back that fall, and shaved it off again in spring of 2012.
* The late Creator/BillyMays from ''Series/{{Pitchmen}}'' and innumerable advertisements.
* Doyle Bennett from ''Series/{{Justified}}''.
* Commander Riker on ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' is, for the most part, a poor man's Kirk. The beard is what makes him Riker-er.
** [[GrowingTheBeard This wasn't always the case.]]
** Klingons in any part of the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' franchise.
* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'': Jayne [[Film/{{Serenity}} Cobb]], whose facial hair bounced around this trope and PermaStubble.
* Marcus Cole of ''Series/BabylonFive''.
** Sheridan grows a beard later in the series, fittingly right before he ousts [[PresidentEvil President Clark]] from power and becomes the President of the Interstellar Alliance himself.
* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', the Eleventh Doctor gained one between "The Impossible Astronaut" and "Day of the Moon" and shaves it off later.
** He grew another one in "The Wedding of River Song", but shaved it off during the episode.
** The [[spoiler:War Doctor]] grew one at some point in his life (given he started out clean-shaven). Given his ReluctantWarrior status, and the war he fought in, definitely counts as a BeardOfSorrow.
* Half the cast of ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy'', being [[BadassBiker bikers]] have beards, with varying degrees of badass and [[BeardOfEvil evil]] backing them up. Probably the most badass is the beard belonging to [[http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/9021/pholy1jmizmsrx1m.jpg Tig Trager]], the club's Sergeant-at-Arms and assassin of choice although Jax's beard in Season 4 bids fair to rival it.
* ''Series/DuckDynasty''--[[UpToEleven full stop.]] All the male leads have big, healthy beards--all ''awesome'', too.
* Morgan Grimes from ''Series/{{Chuck}}''. Ironically, Morgan's beard is much more badass than he actually is. Except for when [[spoiler: he has the Intersect]].
* ''Series/{{Community}}'': The Dean grows one to show he is serious about making Greendale respectable. Both last for less than an episode.
* Fairly common in [[Series/GameOfThrones Westeros]]. Pretty much every adult male character has one at one point or another.
** Of the Starks, Ned has a full (but not too thick) one from the beginning and is very much a badass, while Robb and Jon Snow grow one later in the show, Jon's one being of varying intensity. Benjen has one which is thinner than his brother's, but present all the same and as badass.
** Tywin Lannister also sports a trimmed beard, thin on the sides and a bit thicker on the goatee.
** Ser Davos Seaworth, who has a thick but trimmed short beard.
** Syrio Forel has a goatee.
** Locke's pointy beard goes with his effective combat skills and stealth abilities.
** Rickard Karstark probably has the most epic beard in the series thus far... with the possible exception of Tormund Giantsbane. It looks almost like an old photo of grim and bearded American frontiersmen. Doubles as BeardOfSorrow after the death of his sons.
** The Greatjon has a very thick beard. The Smalljon also has one. Like father, like son.
** Galbart Glover has a beard and he is chosen to command Robb's vanguard over The Greatjon.
** House Manderly's sigil is a battling merman with a beard.
* ''Series/InspectorRex'': Inspector Marco Terzani starts out with stubble, but it later grows to a short beard.
* Bobby Singer in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''.

* Both Dusty Hill and Billy Gibbons of Music/ZZTop (no coincidence since one of their biggest hits is "SharpDressedMan"). Ironically, their drummer Frank '''Beard''' has a BadassMustache instead. Urban legend has it that the Gilette Corporation offered them $1 million each to shave their beards, only to turn down the offer, responding, "[[ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules nah, we're too ugly without 'em.]]"
* Les Claypool from Music/{{Primus}}.
* [[HornyVikings Zakk Wylde]] of Music/OzzyOsbourne's band and Black Label Society.
* Mark Morton, Chris Adler and John Campbell of Music/LambOfGod.
* Rob Halford of Music/JudasPriest
* Kerry King of Music/{{Slayer}}.
* Music/FrankZappa has an emphirio goatee on his chin to sport with his BadassMustache.
* 'Dimebag' Darrel Abbot of Music/{{Pantera}}.
* John Petrucci of Music/DreamTheater is known to have sported one from time to time.
* [[Music/{{Metallica}} James Hetfield]] ever since the late 80's, with a few breaks. As his hair has thinned out on top, [[http://queen.home.sapo.pt/metallica%20james.jpg his beards have]] [[http://www.myfreewallpapers.net/music/pages/metallica-james-hetfield.shtml gradually gotten bigger.]]
* Scott Ian of Music/{{Anthrax}}.
* Nick Oliveri, Music/{{Kyuss}} member and formerly of Queens Of The Stone Age.
* [[http://www.metalhammer.co.uk/news/21-best-beards-in-metal/ Metal Hammer's countdown of the 21 best beards in Metal]].
* [[http://windham.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/400px-jim_james_langerado.jpg Jim James]] of MyMorningJacket
* Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister of Music/{{Motorhead}}.
* Sam Beam of Music/IronAndWine.
* Shavo Odadjian of Music/SystemOfADown is famous for his braided beard.
* [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lkf6dbIyDR1qa95m0o1_400.jpg Johan Hegg]] of Music/AmonAmarth is about as well known for his long, Viking-inspired beard as for his vocals.
* Beards are all over the place in CountryMusic, but some particularly badass ones include:
** [[http://www.hometowninvasion.com/photos/470/IMG_4673.jpg William Lee Golden]] of Music/TheOakRidgeBoys.
** [[http://images.starpulse.com/pictures/2008/09/18/previews/Jamey%20Johnson-SGY-003215.jpg Jamey Johnson]].
** [[http://www.cmt.com/sitewide/assets/img/artists/daniels_charlie/charliedaniels15-430x250.jpg Charlie Daniels]].
** [[http://www.nndb.com/people/995/000024923/hank-williams-jr-3-sized.jpg And]], Music/HankWilliamsJr , who gets extra Badass points for having grown it to cover up facial scars that resulted from him falling off a mountain.
* Commander, Murphy, the 'late' Demon Barber, and the Keymaster of Music/TheProtomen. The band [[http://www.protomen.com/BeardsGoingNowhere/ even wrote a song about beards]].
* Ian Anderson of Music/JethroTull, especially in TheSeventies.
* Adrian Smith ever since he rejoined Music/IronMaiden.
* Each of Music/TheBeatles grew these at various points, with [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iPVBvyHM4Co/RfW_PkAD9gI/AAAAAAAAAFE/8tKVtQvA4NY/s400/Paul_McCartney_Biography.jpg Paul McCartney]] and [[http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_kxnrgxLq9C1qz8tj3.jpg George Harrison]] arguably achieving the most successful results.
* Four out of five Music/FleetFoxes.
* Mike Patton's [[http://discovolante.free.fr/photos/patton/40.jpg scrub brush]] during the Angel Dust period.
* Neil Fallon of Music/{{Clutch}}.
** Taken to High Octane Nightmare Beard levels in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eepsCXpLY4 "Burning Beard" video]].
* All five members of Music/TheBand sported beards, or at least some form of facial hair. They were successful at it, too!
** Garth Hudson's was particularly Badass, however.
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Mike_Wengren_x_60cc2f06_4354.jpg Mike Wengren]], drummer for Music/{{Disturbed}}. How else would he create those tribal beats without one?
** Guitarist [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Dan_in_chair_9622.jpg Dan Donegan]] may also count.
* Music/MickJagger and Music/BrianJones of Music/TheRollingStones briefly donned these in the late '60s, [[http://media.photobucket.com/image/Mick%20Brian%20beards/GLIMMERBOY/GLIMMERBOY%202/2beards.jpg as can be seen here]].
* Really, Music/BrianWilson, Music/DennisWilson, Carl Wilson, Mike Love and Al Jardine of [[Music/TheBeachBoys The Beach Boys]] had badass beards in the 70's. Just look at Dennis's beard gracing the cover of ''Music/PacificOceanBlue''.
** Carl Wilson also graced a brilliant beard from the early-70's until his death in 1998. [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_gx4icdg4mgo/TPKckuA0YvI/AAAAAAAAAKU/NQFmE1cBEVA/s1600/41tkjAK3gLL._SL500_AA300_.jpg What a loss!]]
* [[http://www.nightwish.com/images/profiles/marco.jpg Marco Hietala]] of Music/{{Nightwish}} could easily pass for a viking warrior.
* Producer Rick Rubin, whose beard has practically taken over his body:[[http://www4.images.coolspotters.com/photos/143088/rick-rubin-profile.png]]
* Robb Flynn and Adam Duce of Music/MachineHead are known to grow some pretty badass beards from time to time.
* Doug Clifford, drummer of Music/CreedenceClearwaterRevival.
* Mick Fleetwood of Music/FleetwoodMac
* John Bonham of Music/LedZeppelin
* [[http://www.metal-archives.com/images/1/6/9/5/16957_artist.jpg?233 Tobias Larsson]] of Ocean Chief.
* [[https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/63097_489331737754320_1633860829_n.jpg Steven Archer]] of Music/EgoLikeness.
* Music/ThirtySecondsToMars occasionally sport these, most often when recording This is War and Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams.
* Robert Fripp of Music/KingCrimson had one in the first half of the 1970s, most notably during the ''Larks' Tongues In Aspic'' era.
* Members of Music/{{Genesis}}, especially in TheSeventies:
** [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/c66a5976d2797c8ad3db621d01e041ea/tumblr_ml5gkpbkF21reneaho1_500.jpg Phil Collins]]
** [[http://cache1.asset-cache.net/gc/124044660-english-guitarist-mike-rutherford-of-rock-gettyimages.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=CSIMBv%2FaraCCLNLdbJQvXt7ipMSCFGZ4FcDuMoG3YnbiOjUeEvPxrxGPVt1NU833s5ZqX3GgMFy90R9NXyFVwQ%3D%3D Mike Rutherford]]
** [[http://www.metal-archives.com/images/1/2/7/3/127346_artist.jpg?07 Steve Hackett]]
** [[http://www.silhobbit.com/silweb/images/anthony%20phillips.jpg Anthony Phillips]]
* Music/ChrisCornell [[http://cdn.antiquiet.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/kimthayil-chriscornell.jpg and Kim Thayil]] of Music/{{Soundgarden}}.
* Music/DaveGrohl [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-kdg3pE4Ue18/UDu2Grijb9I/AAAAAAAAAqc/KFXEe7Cr_xw/s1600/FooFightersDC060511.jpg and basically everyone in]] Music/FooFighters.
* Moondog.
* Luciano Pavarotti.
* Music/WillieNelson.
* Music/BarryWhite.
* Music/TheBeeGees.
* Music/WyclefJean.
* Music/MarvinGaye.
* Music/DrJohn.
* Music/LeeScratchPerry
* Music/{{Abba}}: Benny and Björn.
* Music/{{David Crowder Band}}: David and BWack.
* A Dutch children's song "Al Die Willen Kaap'ren Varen" has four protagonists, Jan, Piet, Joris and Corneel who wear beards and are therefore "fit to travel along on the ship".
* [[https://andrewmatherevent.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/three-days-grace-6.jpg Barry Stock]] of Music/ThreeDaysGrace.
* [[http://data3.whicdn.com/images/25369396/thumb.jpg The much-missed beard of Jussi Wickström]], the guitarist for Finnish folk/Viking-metal band Turisas. Sometime in 2011 he shaved his head and switched to a BadassMustache, and then, in May 2013, when he once again had a full head of hair, went completely clean-shaven. Someone pointed out that it's pretty much the first time in the band's history when people have been able to see his mouth. Since then he's been periodically re-growing and then shaving his beard, although he sadly still hasn't regrown his previous braided beard.
* [[http://www.enkiri.com/joy/pics/ph_manchester79_fac2.jpg Peter Hook]] of Music/JoyDivision.
* Jeff Mangum of Music/NeutralMilkHotel has acquired [[http://i.ytimg.com/vi/RBSiWyL5dDs/maxresdefault.jpg quite the beard]] in recent years.
** Scott Spillane has always had a [[http://cdn.chartattack.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Pitchfork-Music-Festival-2014-Scott-Spillane-of-Neutral-Milk-Hotel.jpg magnificent beard.]]
* Kirk Windstein from Music/{{Crowbar}}. He even at times grows his beard to rival that of [[Music/ZZTop Dusty Hill and Billy Gibbons]].
* [[Music/CannibalCorpse Chris]] [[Music/SixFeetUnder Barnes]] sports a rather impressive one.
* Sky White of Music/{{Foxy Shazam}}.
* Music/{{Psychostick}} has a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0kSuZFOwFE song tribute to beards]].

[[folder:Myths & Religion]]
* SantaClaus. (If it's a case of a BadassSanta, even better.)
* UsefulNotes/{{Sinterklaas}}: On whom Santa Claus is mostly based.
* Many representations of the [[Literature/TheBible Judeo-Christian]] {{God}} (blamed equations of him to the Semitic El or Persian Ahura Mazda). Also, the literal patriarchs: Abraham, Moses, Noah, etc.
** UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}}. Blame it on the art and ''especially'' on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesus_of_Nazareth_%28miniseries%29 Robert Powell's]] iconic portrayal in ''Jesus of Nazareth''.
*** Sure, he may not have looked exactly like he does in those portraits, but he almost certainly had a beard. (In would have been kind of hard for him, or anyone of his social class, to shave regularly in those times.)
* Most of the [[Myth/NorseMythology Norse Gods]] particularly Odin, Thor, and Tyr are commonly depicted and described as having some truly epic facial hair.
** Certain gods in Myth/ClassicalMythology also count, including Zeus, Poseidon, and Ares (interestingly, Hades has often been depicted as lacking a beard, unlike his two brothers (whom he is older than).
** Heracles is usually portrayed in mythology with a beard too. There's not enough room to explain why ''he'' was a badass.
* Merlin, King Arthur's wizard advisor, is almost always depicted with a beard. (More often than not, Arthur is too.)
* Leviticus 19:27
* The Islamic prophet Muhammad is said to have had one, and he was most certainly a badass given that he successfully led his armies to victory in three separate battles against numerically superior forces.
** Similarly, his uncle, Hamza ibn Abdul Muttalib, is even today renowned as the greatest Semitic warrior to ever live.
* As Sikhs reject altering a person's natural appearance apart from clothing, making them well known for turbans and beards. Add the martyrdom/militancy that tend to follow the monotheist/monist faiths and you have some badass bearded men.

* Papa Mellon in [=WhizBang=] Pinball's ''[[Pinball/WhoaNellieBigJuicyMelons Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy Melons]]'' has one, which helps him keep the men away from [[FarmersDaughter his girls.]]
* The Master sports one in Creator/WilliamsElectronics' ''Pinball/DoctorWho''.
* The protagonist in ''Pinball/{{Sinbad}}'' has a respectably black and bushy beard.
* In ''Pinball/FlashGordon,'' Voltan of the Hawkmen sports a proud bushy black beard.
* [[Wrestling/RandySavage Macho Man]] has one in ''Pinball/WWFRoyalRumble''.

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* Porkchop Cash decided to go the other way in the 1970s, when the Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA territories were seeing a rise in the {{Afro|AssKicker}}'s popularity. The generally hairy Wrestling/PamperoFirpo decided to go with bushy hair on both ends of his head.
* Wrestling/TheUndertaker, when not close shaven.
* Wrestling/RandySavage: [[http://www.mrbeeryssrq.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Randy-Macho-Man-Savage.jpg Oooooh]] [[http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSwWUt3PMqKVFIgg5jLegXCsKia6JaAisvWoDGyL6fHqFc9Lb3c yeah]]!
* [[http://www.wwe.com/f/photo/image/2013/01/hbj--4.jpg Hillbilly Jim]] really went the extra mile to fit the look.
* Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart [[http://www.wwe.com/f/wysiwyg/image/2012/05/The%20Anvil%20ARTICLE%20IMAGE%202.jpg]]
* Wrestling/JimCornette, in a roundabout way, claimed the Wrestling/{{n|ew World order}}Wo was this in a shoot.
--> "Wrestling/EricBischoff is a guy who's a big fan of hanging around studly guys with [[BarbarianLonghair long hair]] and beards, who [[SmokingIsCool smoke cigars]] and [[BadassBiker ride Harleys]] so that some of it can rub off on his pansy ass!"
* Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin, you know, when he wasn't doing his GorgeousGeorge [[TheGimmick gimmick]].
* Bill {{Wrestling/Goldberg}}, who was criticized for copying Austin's look initially.
* The Briscoes. The plate Jay chose for the "real" Wrestling/{{R|ingOfHonor}}OH world title belt was a bearded skull.
* The Marquee Bruce Santee is instantly recognizable thanks to his goatee.
* Travis "Tyson" Tomko, whose beard, tattoos, bald head, and black ring attire make him look like a total badass. [[http://www.powerprowrestlingfigs.com/images/uploads/TysonTomko.jpg]]
* Sensacional Carlitos has a pretty short beard but makes up for it by shaving [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vc-NyX2z5Dg designs into it]].(since he's in the link you could also count Mr 450)
* Does [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson Daniel Bryan]] have one? YES! YES! YES! Did he shave it? NO! NO! NO!
* Your IWA Texas ACW TagTeam Champions, [[Wrestling/LondonAndKendrick Paul London]], Jack Jameson, Two Dudes With Facial Pubes!
* In Wrestling/ProgressWrestling Tommy End, Rampage Brown, Marty Scurll and Dave Mastiff all have one. Doubles as a BeardOfEvil in the case of the latter two.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Creator/GamesWorkshop games:
** Skarbrand from ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'' and ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' is one of the strongest Bloodthirsters (the most powerful type of daemon to serve the WarGod Khorne) in existence and is the only one to sport a beard. Skarbrandís beard is plaited, hung with bones, and longer than a man is tall.
** ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'':
*** Warriors of Chaos are basically Heavy-Metal Satanist Vikings so they naturally have long, flowing, plaited beards loudly proclaiming their copious badassery to all who look upon them.
*** [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame Dwarfs]] take great pride in their beards. The older a Dwarf gets the stronger and tougher they become and so, as they never cut their beards throughout their life, veteran Dwarfs have the longest and most glorious beards of all.
*** [[TheNecrocracy Tomb Kings]] wear artificial beards in the manner of their [[FantasyCounterpartCulture real-life counterpart]] AncientEgypt. Settra, the oldest and most badass of the Tomb Kings, has the biggest beard.

* [[http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p186/EarthScorpion/Random%20stuff/Kejak_profile.png Chejop Kejak]] of ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'', the oldest and most powerful Exalt in existence, possesses one of these.
* In ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' again, it is always emphasized how fond dwarves are of beards. (In some editions, but not all of them, even female dwarves occasionally have them.)
** Elminister has a pretty decent beard, and he's the biggest badass in the ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' setting (arguably the biggest in ''any'' setting of the game).

* Franchise/GIJoe. It started in the 70s with the 12" AdventureTeam member Joe Colton with realistic flocked facial hair as a selling point, and despite the fact that facial hair is still against military regs in most branches, a lot of Joes started sporting Badass Beards, including Shipwreck, Snowjob, Frostbite, Clutch, Outback, Rock & Roll, and most recently Bench Press. On the other side, Dreadnoks Ripper, Torch, and Monkeywrench as well as Iron Grenadiers Voltar and General Mayham have their own.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* In VideoGame/AgeOfEmpiresCastleSiege, many of the heroes have imponent beards, especially Alexander Nevsky. Averted with Henry V and Bellisarius, who only have short stubble, and the heroes who have {{Badass Mustache}}s. Ladder invaders have beards as well.
* Many of the characters in ''Videogame/DynastyWarriors'' have them, and [[YouShouldKnowThisAlready obviously the most magnificent of them]] is Guan Yu's.
* [[PlayerCharacter Gordon]] [[BadassBookworm Freeman]] from the ''VideoGame/HalfLife'' series.
* The Vanguard bloodline and Engineer within ''VideoGame/BloodlineChampions''. The officer outfit for the Igniter has this as well.
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
** Ganondorf develops one from ''Wind Waker'' onwards; prior to that, he was clean-shaven. His ''Twilight Princess'' beard used to provide the page image. And if sideburns count, even pre-beard Ganondorf had epic chops, along with eyebrows that connect to his hairline. Truly fitting fiendish facial hair.
** [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Darmani/ Goron Link]] definitely qualifies. An NPC shopkeeper even comments on it.
---> '''NPC:''' Whoa, nice sideburns!
* Gorath from ''VideoGame/BetrayalAtKrondor'' has a Badass Beard despite being an elf - which is supposed to be impossible, but [[AllThereInTheManual according to the manual]] is possible because he's half-human - which, in turn, is also supposed to be impossible in Midkemia canon. In short, the designers probably just gave him the beard to emphasize his "badass dark elf leader" image.
* Solid Snake's beard in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'' is not much worth talking about. But [[http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w191/FodderForce/snake.jpg Naked Snake/Big Boss]] in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' has a Badass Beard that is a sight to behold. Snake single handedly [[EvenTheGuysWantHim made the beard sexy again for a generation]].
** On top of that, it gets longer in Peace Walker, ''especially'' in the comic-style cutscenes.
** Also of worthy mention is Solidus Snake.
* Jack Cayman of ''VideoGame/MadWorld''. It helps that he looks a lot like [[Anime/CowboyBebop Jet Black]].
** And on the subject of ''VideoGame/MadWorld'', ''VideoGame/AnarchyReigns''! Jack returns, complete with Badass Beard, but he's completely outdone by [[BadassGrandpa Douglas Williamsburg]].
* Agent Chieftain of ''VideoGame/EliteBeatAgents''.
* ''VideoGame/MaxPayne'' in the latest installment.
* ''VideoGame/DarkForcesSaga'': Kyle [[MemeticBadass freakin']] [[Franchise/StarWars Katarn]].
** It's Official: There is no chin behind Kyle Katarn's beard, just another Bryar Pistol.
* Hector in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe'', specifically in the epilogue of ''Blazing Sword'' and his appearance in ''Sword of Seals'', showing how badass he still was after all those years.
** Also, Athos the Archsage in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Blazing Sword'' had a pretty spiffy beard.
* ''Franchise/DragonAge'':
** Duncan from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' has one. This has led to MemeticMutation on the Creator/BioWare forums.
** [[TheArchmage First Enchanter Irving]] has one as well.
** The default male version of Hawke in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' sports one.
** The Grey Warden companion Blackwall of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' sports an impressive beard which a number of people comment on. Later in the game he admits that he grew it to [[spoiler:conceal that [[DeadPersonImpersonation he's not actually Blackwall]], both from real Grey Wardens and former associates. He still likes it, though, and keeps it even two years after the truth comes out.]]
* Lampshaded in ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'', where Anise insists that Van's beard is the source of his power.
** Also Largo
* In ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'', [[PlayerCharacter Ezio Auditore da Firenze]] has such a beard in the final Memory Block, at the age of forty. DownloadableContent added two Memory Blocks before the final one, and Ezio can be seen growing the beard in them.
** Returns in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood'', starting just after AC II ended.
** Taken up a notch in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations''. Ezio is now is his [[BadassGrandpa early fifties]][[note]]In the Renaissance this was '''old'''.[[/note]] and sports an even fuller beard.
*** Ezio is a certified badass and did things at fifty that most people couldn't do at twenty. The beard is definitely deserved.
** And in the newest trailer for Desmond in ''Videogame/AssassinsCreedRevelations'' there is a short shot of Desmond sporting one of these.
* [[spoiler: Captain Price]] in ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare 2''. Gaz in the first ''Modern Warfare'' game also had one. Soap, meanwhile, favors PermaStubble.
* Slayer from ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear''.
* Kratos from ''VideoGame/{{God of War|Series}}''. In ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'', when Kratos is [[http://k43.kn3.net/20D1A2C7E.jpg the victim of a Babality]] (turned into a baby), ''he keeps the goatee.'' It's just ''that'' badass.
* Basch from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII''
** Jecht from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX''. His badassery gets ramped up even further in the ''Dissidia'' games, where he actually gets to show off his moves outside his [[spoiler: Final Aeon form.]]
** Cid, Tellah, and [=FuSoYa=] from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV''.
* Dr. Light of ''VideoGame/MegaManClassic''.
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'': The Demoman's facial hair straddles the line between a Badass Beard and a BadassMustache. (He's trimmed off everything on his chin except for a small triangle beneath his lip. The man is stylin'.)
** The Spy can also have a beard. Well, [[IncrediblyObviousBug a fake one with a "hidden" camera in it]].
** The [[http://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/All-Father All-Father]], a Santa-like mustache-and-beard combo for the Heavy and Soldier.
* ''VideoGame/JakAndDaxter'''s Jak sports a [[GoodHairEvilHair traditionally evil]] goatee as an AntiHero.
* [=LeChuck=] from ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland''. His beard is so badass that it gets used to reanimate the rest of his body.
** And in the third game, it's on fire!
* ''{{VideoGame/Jed}}'', as a [[AndYourRewardIsClothes rew]][[CosmeticAward ard]].
* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
** Jorge-052 from ''VideoGame/HaloReach''.
** A number of [[KillerSpaceMonkey Brutes]] also grow out their breads, most notably Atriox of ''VideoGame/HaloWars2'', who even braids it!
* The Point Man of [[VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon F.E.A.R.]], formerly TheFaceless, has one in the third game.
* The Monk of ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'' counterpoints his BaldOfAwesome with his mighty beard.
** The male Barbarian of the very same game also sports one, in keeping with his BadassGrandpa persona.
* ''Franchise/StreetFighter''
** Gouken
** And Gen. ''Definitely'' Gen.
** Zangief also has a Badass Beard.
** Ryu gets to join as of ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV'', thanks to his alternate costume.
* Isaac in ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn'' sports one 30 years later after saving the world in the previous game. A NPC comments that Isaac is quite the looker for his age and many women are attracted to him. He's only 47! [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20101018184943/goldensun/images/f/fe/DDIsaac.png see for yourself.]]
** [[OlderThanTheyLook Forty-seven apparently going on twenty-seven]], [[AWizardDidIt due to Alchemy]].
** [[spoiler: Briggs]] also grew a mighty long beard in the last thirty years. His son favors the PermaStubble look.
* Bill Overbeck from ''VideoGame/Left4Dead''. Francis could also count.
* [[{{Troperrific}} Obligatory]] ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' example: Unzan. The fact that he's a cloud really helps.
** [[BadassGrandpa Youki Konpaku]] tends to be depicted this way in fanarts.
* Adam Jensen from ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution''.
* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'':
** An option during character creation for a male PlayerCharacter in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]''. Inexplicably removed as an option in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' to the disappointment of beard-fans everywhere.
** Legendary [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld 4000 year-old]] DimensionalTraveler disease-curing BadassGrandpa Divayth Fyr sports a badass goatee in ''Morrowind''.
** Also in ''Morrowind'', there's Thieves Guild boss Aengoth the Jeweler. He sports a large beard, which is rare to see among the Bosmer (Wood Elves) in the series.
** Many historical figures in the series, particularly Nords (and their Atmoran ancestors), were said to have had them or are depicted (in statues and such) with them. Examples include [[GodEmperor Tiber Septim]], [[FounderOfTheKingdom Ysgramor]], and of course old [[GodIsDead Shor]] himself. Stendarr, the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Aedric Divine]] God of Mercy and Justice, is also typically depicted with a long beard and long hair which come together to look something like a lion's mane. Talos, the Aedric Divine [[DeityOfHumanOrigin ascended god form]] of Tiber Septim is also typically depicted with a beard.
** The extinct [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Dwemer]] were well known for their large and often elaborate beards. They were {{Genius Bruiser}}s many times more magically and technologically advanced than any other race in Tamriel, and were TheDreaded to almost everyone they came into conflict with. ''Something'' they did caused them [[RiddleForTheAges to vanish without a trace]] thousands of years ago.
** Ebonarm, a god of war worshiped in the Iliac Bay region, is said to have flowing reddish-blonde hair and a beard. He has an [[BladeBelowTheShoulder ebony sword fused to his right arm]] and is [[BlackKnight never seen without his dark ebony armor]]. That said, he usually shows up on battlefields to ''prevent'' bloodshed, attempting to reconcile opposing sides.
* Putting a beard and/or mustache on male non-elf {{player character}}s in ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2'' is as easy as clicking "Toggle Facial Hair" during character creation.
** Among non-player characters, we have the bald, bearded Khelgar Ironfist, and mustache/goateed Ammon Jerro. ''Storm of Zehir'' adds Septimund and Ribsmasher.
* Jinpachi Mishima from ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}''. Just...WOW. The Mishima Family is known for their outlandish, pointy hairstyles (a bonus from having electric attacks or the Devil Gene, maybe?), but the original progenitor definitely takes the cake for his beard alone.
* [[TheCaptain Kunkka]], [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Lycanthrope]], [[ThePaladin Omniknight]], and [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Beastmaster]] from ''VideoGame/{{Dota 2}}''. And while she obviously doesn't have one, [[AffirmativeActionGirl Tresdin]] will compliment those who has a BadassBeard.
* ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'': [[BadassGrandpa Drayden]] has a beard that completely covers the lower part of his face, and he's a badass Dragon Master.
** Wattson's beard may not have seemed that impressive back in the GBA games, but as of ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'' he returns with an [[http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/8/8d/Spr_B2W2_Wattson.png updated, animated sprite]], showing just how much his beard compliments his [[LargeHam hamminess]].
* Lampshaded in ''[[VideoGame/DontStarve Don't Starve]]'': Wilson's special ability is to "''grow a magnificent beard''". It even has its own practical purpose, as it turns out.
* Ogden from Book I and Book II of ''VideoGame/DragonFantasy'', who remains otherwise bald after fighting a dragon as a teenager.
* ''VideoGame/{{Resident Evil}}'': Barry Burton. He has one, and oh boy is it badass. Also has a good 'ole fashioned Handcannon to go with it.
* Steve?, the masculine ([[AmbiguousGender sort of]]) version of the player in ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'', is a badass who, if the player is skilled enough, can become very powerful, and once had a Badass Beard. It was eventually removed due to players mistaking it for a smile.
* Geralt of Rivia usually sports PermaStubble, but in ''[[VideoGame/TheWitcher3WildHunt The Witcher III: Wild Hunt]]'' he can actually grow a full beard in about a week of ingame time. Geralt starts out bristly by default, but ends up full-on Lumberjack if you choose not to shave.
* Henry from ''VideoGame/{{Firewatch}}'' has one. You only see it in pictures that he has.
* [[AnIcePerson Sub-Zero]] has developed quite an impressive beard by the time of ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX''. [[VideoGame/MortalKombatDeception Shujinko]] had one in the original timeline but he has since [[DroppedABridgeOnHim had a bridge dropped on him]] as of ''X.'' Bo' Rai Cho is a skilled fighter and capable teacher, but it's hard to call his beard badass when his habits are vile enough for the swill/vomit-crusted state of his beard to reflect them.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* In ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan'', resident {{Determinator}} Dex Garrett grew a beard. Sadly, it's long gone by the time he [[spoiler: nearly gets killed by a monster and is presumed he would die from his injuries.]]
* The werewolf [[http://lj-phillips.deviantart.com/art/Vinegar-Tom-340715645 Vinnie]] from ''Webcomic/{{Skins}}''. His beard and CarpetOfVirility enforce his role as the team's badass.
* Hall from ''Webcomic/SupernormalStep'' has a pretty sweet one that just reaffirms his badassery.
* O-chul in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' combines this with BaldOfAwesome to [[MemeticBadass great effect]].
* [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=543 Mr. Thorn]] from ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt''. Games teacher and dragon-slayer for the previous generation, and owner of an ''epic'' beard.
* In the "Oceans Unmoving" arc of ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'', Calix grows a massive beard after [[spoiler: Stu dies]], and afterward becomes much more ruthless and determined, growing up from the skilled but innocent boy he was.
* In ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'', Franz Rayner {{Double Subver|sion}}ted this with his neckbeard. While normally the complete opposite of this trope (and it just led to him getting humiliated when compared to Dan's BadassMustache) it's capable of blocking ninja punches.
** King Radical, on the other hand, wins the award for most ridiculous beard that still manages to look badass. He also [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/20p79 gave a bunch of orphans beards]] just because he loves all things awesome.
** The Ultimate Diplomat is a BadassPacifist example.
* [[http://pics.livejournal.com/beatonna/pic/0004eh1s/ Sandford Fleming in this Hark! A Vagrant strip.]]
* Callous, a minor villain from ''Webcomic/WrightAsRayne'', [[http://wrightasrayne.thecomicseries.com/comics/10 sports one of these.]]
* Ryan and Jason of ''Webcomic/{{Remus}}'' each sport one. The badassery of Jason's is debatable, but Ryan's... [[http://www.remuscomic.com/2012/03/05/020/ not so much.]]
* The wizard Lobster Mallory in Neko the Kitty grows a [[http://www.nekothekitty.net/comics/1620078/1056-night-on-the-prowl-page-2/ Battle Beard]] in the presence of vampires. [[http://www.nekothekitty.net/comics/1621303/1057-night-on-the-prowl-page-3/ It is flowing and luxurious.]]
* From DeweyDefeatsTarzan: [[http://www.ddtcomic.com/2013/09/03/potent-beard/ Help! This woman witnessed my beard and promptly fainted!]]
* ''Webcomic/ExistentialComics'': There are a ''lot'' of impressive facial hairs on display, but the most badass ones are probably [[RebelLeader Karl Marx's]] and [[RatedMForManly Aristotle's]]. [[http://existentialcomics.com/comic/148 One comic]] on the Young Hegelians was all about this.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* In ''Roleplay/TheGamersAlliance'', [[MagicKnight Belial]], [[TheGoodKing Khasra III]], [[PraetorianGuard Orestes]], [[GloriousLeader Pronin]], and [[TricksterMentor Taliesin]] have these. [[FallenHero Refan]] also had it for a while, but he eventually shaved it to signify his newfound determination.
* Post-Mission WebVideo/ThatDudeInTheSuede.
* Harley Morensein's grew in during the run of WebVideo/EpicMealTime. He shaved it off for "Breakfast Lasagna" and is letting it grow in again.
* WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd has grown one.
* Quinn from WebVideo/DemoReel has a great bush of hair on his face, making him even more manly than the clean-shaven (but still badass) Carl.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/user/SmoothMcGroove?feature=watch Smooth McGroove]].
* Saberspark from the ''WebVideo/MLPAnalysis'' community.
** Digibrony once grew one, then he [[SubvertedTrope shaved it off]].
* Jack Pattillo of Creator/RoosterTeeth's Creator/AchievementHunter is known for two things: sounding almost exactly like cohort Ryan Haywood, and having the most glorious beard among any of the Achievement Hunters. It's so iconic that [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4yMjp-dpJ8 his part of the group's RTX 2014 intro is just him running his fingers through it.]] Sadly, it was shaved off during the November 2015 Extra Life livestream as part of a donation milestone.
** Adam Ellis from the same company can be considered Jack's {{Friendly Rival|ry}} when it comes to beards.
* Creator/BradJones, of ''WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob'' fame.
* Arthéon from ''Franchise/{{Noob}}'' is the most experienced player of the eponymous guild and also the only one wearing a full-grown beard among the three male members.
* In ''Why Beards are Awesome'' by [[WebVideo/MatthewSantoro Matt Santoro]], Matt gives reasons for why his beard is badass.
* [=YouTube=] personality WebVideo/{{AlphaOmegaSin}}, to the point where he has pictures of himself created by his fans posted in one of his intros.
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': In Volume 4, the ship's captain has a full and shaggy white beard and side-burns, and full moustaches. It initially helps make him seem grandfatherly when he first tries to bring the anti-social Blake out of her shell, but once the sea dragon attacks, it helps give him a no-nonsense air, portraying him as a grizzled veteran when compared to his young crew and the two young Huntsmen that are travelling on the ship. Although even he has never heard of a Grimm this big, he calmly issues instructions and swiftly devises a plan to defeat it. He not only easily splits his attention between the movements of the Grimm, the effectiveness of the ship's side-guns, the ship's main cannon and his crew's activities, but he also takes command of Blake and Sun. It's his orders they follow to slow down the Grimm enough for his ship to become effective. Turning his ship into a battering ram, he pins the dragon to a sea stack and blows the creature's head off with the main cannon. It saves Blake and Sun's lives in the process.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': While not a true character, Sokka's alter-ego [[GrowingTheBeard Wang Fire]] is generally held to be [[MemeticBadass incredibly badass]].
** Also [[BeardOfEvil Ozai, Sozin and Azulon]].
** And Hakoda.
** In Season 2, Iroh grows out his goatee and HotBloodedSideburns into an amazing beard, and keeps it that way.
** Special Mention goes to the Order of The White Lotus, an organization ''full'' of them.
* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory''.
** Action Hank, one of Dexter's idols. In "Beard to Be Feared", Dexter comes to the conclusion that Hank's beard is what makes him "rugged", and in an attempt to become tougher, uses an invention to give himself a fairly impressive beard. After Hank helps Dexter defeat a band of villains who use their own bad-ass facial hair as [[ImprobableWeaponUser weapons]], Dexter learns [[SpoofAesop "It doesn't matter if you have the beard on the outside, as long as you have the beard on the inside."]]
** In ''Ego Trip'', Dexter takes a few [[TookALevelInBadass Levels in Badass]] when growing up, and gets a Badass Beard in the process. He also goes {{bald|OfAwesome}}. Elderly Dexter is beardless so he presumably shaved it off when his [[OneManArmy one-man]] LaResistance days were over.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'': Santa Bot. Whether you have been naughty or nice. Also, his pal the Hanukkah Zombie. Kwanzaabot is badass, but alas, no beard.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'': Tenzin.
** In a similar vein, flashback adult Aang and Sokka (though not to Wang Fire degrees).
** Zuko adopted a beard similar to his ancestor Sozin in his later years.
* Abraham Kane, Jacob, The Duke of Detroit and Tennie's father Bracket from ''{{WesternAnimation/Motorcity}}''.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}}'': Bluto, who is the villain of the series and therefore true to the trope.
* Yukon Cornelius was likely the most badass character in ''WesternAnimation/RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer'' (he wrestled the Abominable into submission and tamed it, for crying out loud) and his beard was just as full as Santa's.
* WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack grew one in between Seasons 4 and 5 (crosses over with BeardOfSorrow due to his fractured mental state). Aku thinks it looks stupid.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
** Jasper Beardley.
** While no attention is drawn to it, Hank Scorpio would be far less awesome without his.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'':
** Papa Smurf is instantly distinguishable from the other Smurfs by his full beard (along with his red hat, opposed to the white ones the other Smurfs wear) and {{Flashback}} scenes showed he had one back when he was a young Smurf too, although it wasn't grey then. Grandpa Smurf, who was his predecessor, has an even longer one.
** In one episode, Gargamel tried to use magic hair tonic to grow a beard, seeing as he believed it would make him a respected wizard like all his relatives (who had Badass Beards of their own). Unfortunately, he didn't read the instructions, and the resulting beard grew so large it filled his whole house; the [[SaveTheVillain Smurfs had to rescue him, as they often did.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'':
** Carried over from the movies, we have [[TheDragon Count Dooku]] and Obi-Wan Kenobi.
** The Mortis arc presents the Father, AnthropomorphicPersonification of the balance of the Force.
** There's also [[CreatorCameo Baron]] [[Creator/GeorgeLucas Papanoida]], new Chairman of Pantora and PapaWolf.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'':
** Captain Rex has grown a beard since the Clone Wars. He's still plenty badass.
** Kanan started off with sideburns and a goatee, which he grows into a full beard between seasons 2 and 3. Since he grew it during a HeroicBSOD, it also counts as a BeardOfSorrow.
* The ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' episode "Betrothed" introduces Galfore, Starfire's ''k'norfka'' (guardian), a serious badass with a very impressive beard.
* In ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'' [[TheGoodKing King]] Claudus and [[FourStarBadass General]] Grune, the BigGood and TheDragon respectively, both sport expansive versions of these, while CourtMage Jaga has a slightly more downplayed badass WizardBeard.
* The Monarch from ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers''.