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->'''Dave:''' How can you have a goatee without shaving? Does it just materialize? \\
'''[[GenderBender Male Helen]]:''' Well, yes. I'm evil.
-->-- ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}''

[[RhymesOnADime A man with a beard is a man to be feared.]] What is it about bad guys and facial hair? For some reason, we often take being clean-shaven as an indicator of being strait-laced and, under more traditional morality, a good person, pure of spirit. In older, simpler days, a traditional hero would not even have five o'clock shadow, even if he's been on the run and well away from his shaving mirror for a week.

Conversely, a man with facial hair is less pure, at the very least a DarkerAndEdgier AntiHero -- more often, he's an outright villain, and his chin is deliberately contrasted with the depilated chin of the hero.

Note that this generally applies to small, well-groomed beards, especially goatees. Having a [[BeardOfBarbarism huge bushy beard]] turns one into a NatureHero, [[SeadogBeard sailor]], grizzled old {{prospector}} or BoisterousBruiser. Except, of course, for the beards recommended by certain religions that are in the public focus at the moment.

The characters who sport a Beard of Evil are usually either the BigBad or a second-in-command. This may play into the fact that in both western and eastern culture, goatees are traditionally worn by members of the [[BlueBlood aristocracy]], and AristocratsAreEvil.

The Beard of Evil has a long history of being associated most closely with the EvilTwin or EvilCounterpart, and you [[MirrorUniverse probably already]] [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries know why]]. It also scores extra evil points if [[BaldOfEvil combined with a shaven head]]. (Anybody with a bald head and a beard is pretty much guaranteed to be a card-carrying villain unless they are [[BaldBlackLeaderGuy black]] or East Asian. Blame [[ComicStrip/FlashGordon Alex Raymond]] and Anton [=LaVey=].)

{{Satan}} is also frequently depicted with a goatee (which probably came from depictions of [[{{Faust}} Goethe's Mephistopheles]] as a 16th-century gallant).

A subset of GoodHairEvilHair. Not to be confused with GrowingTheBeard or the BadassMustache. No real reason why a beard can't be evil ''and'' {{badass|Beard}}.



* In a Priceline ad Creator/WilliamShatner plays both his normal helpful negotiator self and his EvilTwin who's trying to trick people into paying too much for hotel rooms. Guess which one has a beard.

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Dr. Hell from ''Anime/MazingerZ'' and ''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}'' is the MadScientist BigBad and he has a long, bushy, bristly, white and positively epic Beard Of Evil. In ''Anime/GreatMazinger'', TheDragon Great General of Darkness/Ankoku Daishogun had a BadassBeard warned he was NOT to be messed with. King Vega, BigBad from ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'' was the only on the side of the evil guys had a beard. His was bristle but well-groomed, though.
* Gendo Ikari from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. That particular style seems to be a favorite of {{Magnificent Bastard}}s. In the spoof fan video ''Evangelion: [=ReDeath=]'', he proudly announces he spent millions in research on [[KavorkaMan the ultimate pimp beard]].
* "That Man" from ''Anime/ExcelSaga'' is a {{Yakuza}} thug with a beard, the only recurring character with facial hair [[spoiler: and the real leader of ACROSS, making him the closest thing the show had to a BigBad]].
* In episode 12 of ''Anime/DennouCoil'' beards start appearing on the (pre-adolescent) main characters. These beards are actually Illegals, virus programs that occasionally cross over into reality and are generally antagonistic. These particular Illegals are sentient, forming their own mini-civilizations on each person's face and revere the person they exist on as gods. They then go on to launch missiles and wage civil war on each other and, once that's stopped, "interplanetary" war. After realizing the futility of war, the Illegal beards leave their hosts to find their Promised Land.
* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'':
** General Regius of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers''. [[FatBastard Fat frame]], [[GoodEyesEvilEyes beady little eyes]], [[GeneralRipper nasty demeanor]], and neatly maintained beard give him all the markings of an obvious villain. [[spoiler:So naturally, he turns out to be a WellIntentionedExtremist who just found himself too entangled in [[GovernmentConspiracy the TSAB's darker secrets]], with his [[BeingEvilSucks final scenes showing him filled with guilt when he realized how far he had fallen]]]].
** Before him there was [[spoiler:Gil Graham, the TreacherousAdvisor of ''A's'']].
* Lordgenome is about the only human on ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' with any significant amount of facial hair. He's the main villain of the first half. (And it seems to be fireproof, given that it isn't too badly damaged when he gets serious and his head ''bursts into flames''.)
** His beard also gets significantly larger and begins to curl at the ends as he gets angrier (most notably when his head bursts into flames).
* That first enemy that appears in ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' wanting to take over the Kamiya dojo and claiming to be the Battousai.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'': Eventually, Blackbeard finally grows one of these. Brownbeard, has '''three''' of them, even. Funnily enough, the original, Whitebeard, only had a mustache (though this is a case of LostInTranslation: the Japanese for beard means any kind of facial hair).
* In the Virtual Nightmare arc in ''Anime/YuGiOh'', Lecter has a typical fiendish goatee.
* Jose, in ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' definitely counts, his long Father Time style beard dropping down past his waist.
* The Count of Monte Cristo in ''Anime/{{Gankutsuou}}'' sports a sharp, blue goatee to complete his Byronic character. He isn't exactly pure evil, but definitely counts as a ManipulativeBastard willing to get innocents mixed to his pursuit of vengeance.
* In ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero'' when he arrives, Ward is shown a few times in flashbacks where he acts kind to the main character, and has no beard. However, in the present, he has a beard, and is, well, evil.
* Emperor Ganishka from ''Manga/{{Berserk}}''.
* ''Manga/BlueExorcist'': Mephisto Pheles has one impressively sharp, blue, goatee. Interesting, considering [[{{Faust}} what]] his [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast name]] is an obvious pun off of. Whether or not he is evil however, has [[WildMassGuessing yet to be fully revealed.]]
* ''Anime/PanzerWorldGalient'': BigBad Marder has a very prominent goatee.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* While the titular hero himself might sport a trim goatee, ''ComicBook/IronMan'' also plays it straight with Stane, who has a full beard and a [[BaldOfEvil bald head]].
* Serial killer/rapist Mr. Gone from ''ComicBook/TheMaxx'' combines BaldOfEvil with a wild Beard Of Evil. After a TimeSkip during which he does a HeelFaceTurn, he no longer has any facial hair.
* Rasputin in ''ComicBook/{{Hellboy}}'' has a Beard Of Evil and BaldOfEvil, as contrasted with Hellboy himself, who combines Topknot-but-BaldOfAwesome with a Soul-Patch-and-Muttonchops Combination of Moral Ambiguity.
* ''ComicBook/SevenSoldiers'' features the nefarious Subway Pirates, rival factions of which are led by the barbaric Allbeard (whose incredibly thick, long beard covers up his face) and the slick Nobeard (who has a BaldOfEvil and is incapable of growing hair anywhere on his body). Mentions of other pirates from bygone eras of subway privateering are also made, including luminaries like Falsebeard and the like. For added hilarity, it's commonly accepted that Allbeard and Nobeard represent Creator/AlanMoore and ''ComicBook/SevenSoldiers'' writer Creator/GrantMorrison, famously fur-faced and bald, respectively.
* Marvel's [[Comicbook/TheAvengers Avengers]] old time villains Count Nefaria and Graviton.
* ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'': Willy Pete, as a fire elemental, has a beard made of flame. "Evil" is rather understating it.
* Similar to the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' example, in the ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' MirrorUniverse ''[[ComicBook/TransformersShatteredGlass Shattered Glass]]'', Rodimus has a goatee. [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Image:Rodimus_goatee.jpg See.]] Said universe also provides an example with [[spoiler:the evil Alpha Trion, although the [[Franchise/TransformersGeneration1 regular Alpha Trion]] has similar facial hair.]]
* Referenced in a universe-hopping arc of ''Comicbook/CableAndDeadpool''. "How do I know you're not the anti-Siryn? Then again, you're not sporting the alternate-universe mandated evil goatee.."
* ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'':
** ''ComicBook/KryptoniteNevermore'': Minor villain Ferlin Nyxly has a goatee. It is not a big surprise that he becomes a criminal.
** Minor villain Amalak the SpacePirate was originally a rather forgettable-looking clean shaven guy with a red haired crew cut. In his final appearance, though, he had let his hair and beard [[GrowingTheBeard grow out]] all scraggly, and it made him ten times scarier-looking than he had ever been before. Sadly, he got KilledOffForReal at the end of that story, and took his cool creepy beard with him. A ComicBook/PostCrisis version of Amalak was introduced in 2007. With the cool beard, naturally.
** Inverted by the pre-ComicBook/{{Crisis|on Infinite Earths}} version of Earth-3, home of the Franchise/{{Justice League|OfAmerica}}'s {{Evil Twin}}s - there, ComicBook/LexLuthor's Good Twin Alexander Luthor sports a goatee.
** General Zod, after the comics finally adopted the Creator/TerenceStamp [[Film/SupermanII look]].
* Ra's al Ghul of Franchise/{{Batman}} fame often sports a beard of some kind. Exactly what form it takes is very DependingOnTheWriter, but at several points he has been portrayed with what can only be described as ''a Fu Manchu'' beard, or two straight tufts on either side of his chin.
* ''ComicBook/{{Iznogoud}}'': The title character is the only one of the three primary characters to have a beard (Wa'at Alahf has a moustache and stubble, the Caliph is clean shaven), and is by far the most evil of the three.
* ''ComicBook/TheGiganticBeardThatWasEvil'' is an inversion, as it's ''the beard itself'' that is the antagonist instead of the man it's attached to.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* Ming The Merciless in ''ComicStrip/FlashGordon'', perhaps unsurprisingly, sports what is known as a Fu Manchu.
* In the comic strip ''ComicStrip/MarkTrail'', this is played straight but ''BaldOfEvil'' is subverted: Story-arc-specific male characters have a full-on [[GoodHairEvilHair inverse relationship between levels of evil, and levels of hair on head and face.]] One arc featured an immoral bearded man (and another, with mutton chops), a very moral completely bald man (so moral, he was keeping his construction company from leveling a field because of a family of ducks he found), and a morally conflicted balding man.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In the ''Anton Zarnak'' fanfic, [[http://pjfarmer.com/woldnewton/The_Serpent_Rises.pdf "The Serpent Rises,"]] Zarnak faces a coven of sinister occultists from [[MassiveMultiplayerCrossover different sources]], and is rather sardonic about the fact almost all of them have [[BaldOfEvil shaven heads]] and goatees, as if it were a uniform.
* The tabletop game ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' has a home brew version called "Brighthammer 40k," where the endless ''GRIMDARK'' of the Warhammer universe is flipped on its head into NOBLEBRIGHT, and everyone is a generally pleasant, good group of people to be around. The Emperor of this NOBLEBRIGHT (yes, spelled like that every time) universe inverts the idea of a Beard of Evil -- he wears a Goatee of Good, and is something like a million times more upstanding and noble than his Warhammer counterpart. He's also not dead and stuck in a chair, which counts for something, certainly.
* During the ChristmasSpecial of ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'', Goku realizes that Turles is his EvilCounterpart in all but one way.
-->'''Goku:''' He's like... an evil me! Only he doesn't have a goatee... I'm gonna imagine one! ''[does so]'' ''So evil!''

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* A staple of Franchise/{{Disney|AnimatedCanon}} villains:
** Scar, Simba's evil uncle from ''Disney/TheLionKing'' has a tuft of scraggly black fur on his chin reminiscent of a goatee.
** Jafar in ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' deserves a mention. Not-evil men like the sultan and captain of the guard also have beards in the movie, but Jafar's is not only a goatee, but ''twisted''. He was even based on [[WesternAnimation/TheThiefandtheCobbler Zigzag]].
** Governor Radcliffe in ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' has a beard. In the second film, King James, a not-evil man also has a beard but Governor Radcliffe's is a goatee.
* Captain Corso of ''WesternAnimation/TitanAE'' had a goatee, and true to form turned out to be TheMole.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'' has one of those [[spoiler: not being a particularly malicious person and turning good in the end.]] And it is one "nice" goatee.
** In contrast, Metro Man has no facial hair at all. [[spoiler: Until he faked his death to give up the hero gig and grew a massive beard (either as a disguise or out of sheer laziness).]]
** Also, [[spoiler: Tighten/Titan/Hal]] has no beard to speak of, and is actually the main antagonist of the film. Then again, the movie makes a point of subverting the superhero tropes pretty thoroughly.
* Xibalba has a snazzy beard and is the BigBad of ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife''. [[spoiler:Until his HeelFaceTurn]].

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* [[YellowPeril Fu Manchu's]] evil beard was so famous that the mustache style is named after him. In the original novels, however, he is clean shaven.
* In ''Film/BatmanBegins'', Ra's al Ghul's and Henri Ducard's fu manchus are our first clue that the League of Shadows is [[KnightTemplar evil]]. (Well, the first clue for those who hadn't read the comic books.) Bruce Wayne also sports a rather scraggly beard at the beginning of the film, but it's gone by the time he [[ThouShaltNotKill disavows killing]] and severs ties with the League.
* [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate Doctor]] Smith in {{the film of|TheSeries}} ''Film/LostInSpace'' gave away his role as villain this way.
* Zod did much to increase the fame of this style in ''Film/SupermanII''.
* Suprisingly few ''Film/JamesBond'' villains:
** Hugo Drax of ''Film/{{Moonraker}}'' plans to [[UtopiaJustifiesTHeMeans remake the world to make it a better place to have an evil beard in]].
** From ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly'', [[spoiler:Kristatos]].
:: Other than that, there are actually very few major Bond villains with a beard, only henchmen.
* In nearly 80% of all kung fu movies made in China in the 60's and 70's from Run Run Shaw or Golden Harvest, the villain was always the old guy with the white beard.
** Parodied in ''Film/KillBill Vol 2'', with Pai Mei.
* In ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia: Literature/PrinceCaspian'' the Telmarine aristocrats are bearded and bad, except for the eponymous Caspian, who is clean-shaven and a good guy.
* ''Film/TheMatrix'' has Cipher's beard to couple with his {{bald|OfEvil}}.
* In ''Film/DieHard'', Creator/AlanRickman as Hans Gruber sport one, contrasting a beardless Creator/BruceWillis.
* In ''Film/BigGame'', psychopatic man-hunter Hazar has a beard astoundingly similar to Gruber's.
* Averted in ''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheWest''. Henry Fonda planned to grow a beard as well as wear brown contact lenses to play the film's villain, but director Creator/SergioLeone talked him out of it, since Fonda having his usual appearance in a role so different from his usual humble and noble characters would make it all the more shocking.
* Count Dooku possesses such a beard in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' prequels.
* The title character of ''Film/{{Blacula}}'' grows some seriously wild sideburns every time he decides to drink someone's blood.
* Fouché sports one in ''Film/TheDuellists''. He was clean-shaven in real life.
* The BigBad [=McComb=] sports an evil beard in ''Film/TimeCop''.
* [[spoiler: Sentinel Prime]] from ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon''.
* ''Film/IronMan'': Jeff Bridges as Obadiah Stane.
* Although technically not a beard, Creator/EdwardNorton's character in Film/TheItalianJob2003 sports a rather evil-looking moustache.
* Christo and Shabal from ''Film/ActOfValor''. Averted with Senior Chief who is bearded but good.
* Firefly from ''Film/GIJoeRetaliation''.
* In ''Film/ManOfSteel'', the evil Zod has grown a ''Superman II''-esque beard by the time Clark is an adult.
** Inverted in the intro when bearded Jor-El faces off with clean-shaved Zod.
* Kruger from ''Film/{{Elysium}}''.
* Possibly inverted in the Literature/LordOfTheRings movies, at least with humans. Almost every human man has a BadassBeard (as does the dwarf, but [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame that goes without saying]]). The EvilChancellor is in fact the one ''without'' a beard, though he manages to be ObviouslyEvil anyway.
* M. Merde in ''Film/HolyMotors''.
* Who could forget Seneca Crane's impeccably trimmed, ornately detailed BeardOfEvil from ''Film/TheHungerGames''?
* All versions of ''Franchise/TheThreeMusketeers'' by virtue of including [[HistoricalVillainUpgrade Cardinal Richelieu]], who did have facial hair like that. Though it was in vogue, and often the Musketeers will have similar beards.
* In ''Film/ToBeOrNotToBe'', TheMole Siletsky has one. Even noted by one of the characters.
* ''Film/X2XMenUnited'':
** William Stryker.
** Mitchell Laurio may be more on the 'asshole' side rather than the 'genocidal' side, but there's no denying he's an unshaven sadist.
* ''Film/AmericanHistoryX'' has Neo Nazi Derek Vinyard played by Edward Norton sporting the Van Dyke of Evil, along with a shaven head, and a Swastika, in a "Can you tell he's the villain, yet?" kind of way.
* The {{serial killer}} in ''{{Film/RoadGames}}'' has an unkempt beard and mullet that give him a feral appearance.
* All major villains in ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' have various beards (scraggly, tentacled, smouldering) except for Lord Cutler Beckett, who's just a bit stubbly.
* Pearce, the VillainProtagonist of Film/VanDiemensLand has an unkempt scraggly beard. In Film/DyingBreed, his modern day CannibalClan descendents have a similar look.
* A must-have for villains in ''Film/WarCraft2016'', it would seem.
** SorcerousOverlord Gul'dan has an unkempt WizardBeard.
** [[spoiler:Medivh's Jesus-like beard turns out to be the case.]]
* ''Film/Holocaust2000'': The religious fanatic who attempts to kill Robert twice has a sinister beard.

* ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'': Galbatorix has a beard in the film adaption. During ''Brisingr'', Eragon seems to assume that Galbatorix has a beard when he mentions him.
* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' universe:
** Lord Vetinari is commonly depicted with a tidy goatee. He's not that evil, though. He does, however, have a 'menacing elegance'. Oh, yes, and he's ''[[MagnificentBastard awesome]]''.
** Parodied in ''Discworld/MakingMoney'', where the Head of Post-Mortem Communications is described as having tried to grow a beard like this, but not being evil, ended up just looking sheepish.
** From the same book, we have the delusional Cosmo Lavish. He tried to copy the Vetinari beard of evil, but on him, it just ended up looking like a pubic chin.
* In ''Literature/TheCorellianTrilogy'' the chief feature distinguishing Han Solo from his evil cousin Thrackan Sal-Solo is the latter's beard.
* OlderThanSteam: The eponymous character of ''Literature/{{Bluebeard}}''.
* The ''Literature/{{Moonraker}}'' book from the original Bond series by Ian Fleming. All of the Nazis working on the Moonraker missile have mustaches or beards, as a way of 'disguising their identity'.
* Simon's beard in ''Literature/ICaptureTheCastle'' makes Cassandra compare him to a gargoyle. And Rose makes him shave it off before [[spoiler:she agrees to marry him.]]
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'' illustrator Mary Grandpre always draws Severus Snape with a beard, despite the fact that he is never described as having facial hair in the books, in order to emphasize his sinister characteristics.
* Chernomor, BigBad from the ''Ruslan and Ludmila'' (1820) by Alexander Pushkin, has a ''very'' long beard. He also has a BaldOfEvil.
* In ''Literature/GoodOmens'', [[HorsemenOfTheApocalypse Famine]] is described as having "a trim black beard."
* In the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' books, the viciously evil Pavel Young cultivates a goatee, partly to hide his [[FatBastard double chin]].
* ''Literature/InDeath'': Isaac [=McQueen=] ends up putting on a goatee at the end of ''New York To Dallas''.
* In-universe discussion in ''Literature/TheHungerGames'': during [[spoiler: her first]] Games, Katniss notices that although many of the boys in the arena are old enough to grow beards, and have been away from razors for a good two or three weeks, not a single one has done so. She suspects that their Capitol stylists have done some sort of procedure on their faces to prevent this, presumably to keep them looking young and innocent.
** And in the film version, [[AscendedExtra Seneca Crane]] sports a particularly stunning example.
* ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' has [[NoNameGiven the man with a beard but no hair]], who's apparently so evil that Lemony Snicket won't even tell us his name.
** Count Olaf also is depicted with a goatee in Brett Helquist's illustrations and Creator/JimCarrey's portrayal of the character, though he is never described with one in Snicket's text itself.
* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', Harry has met a [[JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind representation of his subconscious mind a few times]], and while not strictly evil, he is much more ruthless and selfish than Harry's conscious self, and he sports a goatee, which is of course lampshaded by Harry.
* In SeananMcGuire's ''Literature/VelveteenVs The Junior Super Patriots'', the first villain, The Claw, almost manages to look not ridiculous, despite the lobster suit.
* In ''{{Literature/Horns}}'', Ig turns into the classical BigRedDevil to avenge his girlfriend's murder. Part of the package is a goatee.
* A man in ''Literature/{{Citadel}}'' had the ability to involuntarily generate evil, incompetent duplicates of the world's greatest heroes. They all had goatees, even the women.
* In ''Literature/TheScarletLetter'', Roger Chillingworth has a beard and is a seeker of vengeance who uses his work as a doctor to achieve it (he was cheated because his wife, Hester, thought he was dead and slept with a man). He abuses Dimmesdale, one of his patients, because he was the one who slept with Hester.
* In ''Literature/TheSecretsOfTheImmortalNicholasFlamel'', John Dee, an evil {{Necromancer}}, has a goatee. Of course, he's a [[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy real historical figure]] who does have a beard in a drawing of him.
* ''Literature/TheTwits'' starts with a long description of how foul Mr. Twit's beard is, and then goes on to explain that the man himself is just as despicable as his facial hair.
* This trope is OlderThanFeudalism. In Literature/TheTalmud Sanhedrin 100, it's written: "[The book of Ben Sira says...] he whose beard is parted will be defeated by none.{because he is constantly scheming, running his fingers through his beard}"
* Of all the human attributes to apply to a dog, ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'' describes the monstrous {{Hellhound}} Cerberus with a beard as he eats those damned for gluttony, cementing its infernal nature.
* In ''Literature/ACollegeOfMagics'', Faris's wicked uncle has a neatly-pointed black beard. Her friend Jane speculates that he's covering for a deficiency of chin.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/TwentyFour'', Season 8:
--> '''Arlo:''' Dana's been visited twice today by this guy with really questionable facial hair.
* In ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', [[spoiler: Grant Ward]] is clean-shaven for most of season 1, but once it's revealed he's an agent of HYDRA and TheMole, he suddenly starts sporting PermaStubble and becomes a lot scruffier. It turns into a full-length BeardOfSorrow when he's imprisoned in season 2, but he goes back to the stubble-look after escaping.
* ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'': Gaius Baltar was known for abusing this trope relentlessly. Made even more notable by his being perennially trapped in the HeelFaceRevolvingDoor. It got to the point where you could tell ''how evil he was at the moment'' by the ''style'' of his facial hair.
* Played straight by the title character in ''Series/{{Blackadder}} II''. Invoked in ''Blackadder Goes Forth''.
-->'''General Melchett:''' Now then, soldier, do you love your country?\\
'''Baldrick:''' Certainly do, sir.\\
'''General Melchett:''' And do you love your king?\\
'''Baldrick:''' Certainly don't, sir.\\
'''General Melchett:''' And why not?\\
'''Baldrick:''' My mother told me never to trust men with beards, sir.
* One of the themes in ''Series/BreakingBad'' is Walter's physical and mental transformation from nerdy teacher to badass drug dealer. First he [[BaldOfAwesome went bald]], ostensibly due to chemotherapy, then he grew a rather sinister goatee which grew darker through the course of Season 3 [[ProtagonistJourneyToVillain as Walter grew darker and darker as well.]] [[spoiler:In the last two episodes, where he becomes TheAtoner, he grows a full BeardOfSorrow.]]
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': Kakistos' goatee.
* In the ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' episode "It's A Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad World", the MirrorUniverse version of Leo has a goatee.
%%** How could you tell that Gideon was evil? He has a goatee.
%%*** In any appearance of Future Wyatt where he is Good he is clean Shaven, but if he is evil he sports a Van Dyke of Evil... even to the point when a demon affecting baby Wyatt added the seeds of evil to him, the future version transformed from short haired, clean shaven, and white clothing wearing to long haired, goateed/Van Dyked, and black clothes to show he was now EVIL!!!!
* ''Series/TheCollector'': While meeting the younger Morgan in flashbacks, the Devil [[TheNthDoctor takes the form]] of a goateed Colin Cunningham, his most consistent avatar in the series by far.
* On ''Series/{{Community}}'', Alternate Universe [[MetaGuy Abed]], [[MediumAwareness deducing that he and his remaining friends inhabited the darkest of the alternate timelines]], decided that they should embrace the darkness and become evil. He therefore prepared false goatees for everyone until the men could grow theirs in properly. (Like so many things with ''Community,'' [[ItMakesSenseInContext it makes more sense in context]].)
* Alton Brown, normally clean-shaven, wears a short, stubbly beard for ''Series/CutthroatKitchen''. Considering that he's the creator of the Troperrific ''Series/GoodEats'', this is almost certainly intentional, and it does make him look much more sinister, befitting his role as the instigator of all sorts of backstabby shenanigans on the ''Cutthroat Kitchen'' set.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** The Master's most iconic appearance, as portrayed by Roger Delgado, is bearded, as is that of Anthony Ainley. Ainley was intentionally trying to look like Delgado. There was substantial disappointment that Eric Roberts did not "sport the goat" as the Master in the 1996 telefilm. The Master also had a beard as portrayed by Jonathan Pryce in the UsefulNotes/ComicRelief spoof "[[Recap/DoctorWhoTheCurseOfFatalDeath The Curse of Fatal Death]]", and as voiced by Creator/DerekJacobi for the animated "Scream of the Shalka", though fans were sufficiently used to the idea that no one was seriously bothered when Sir Derek Jacobi and John Simm played beardless Masters in 2007 [[spoiler:(although the Simm incarnation would eventually grow his own beard in the 2017 series)]].
** Inverted in that the Brigadier has a mustache, while his evil-universe counterpart is clean-shaven. He sports an [[GoodScarsEvilScars Evil Scar]]-and-{{Eyepatch|OfPower}}-combo instead.
*** Later additions in the ''Doctor Who'' ExpandedUniverse, has seen too that there is also a straight example, namely in that there also turns out to be an evil version of the Doctor in in the same universe that the evil Brigadier comes from. Said version of the Doctor sports a moustache, in contrast to his clean-shaven Prime Universe counterpart.
** And for maximum cross-trope linkage, in the 2007 Children In Need mini-episode "[[Recap/DoctorWho2007CiNSTimeCrash Time Crash]]", when the Tenth Doctor mentions the Master to the Fifth Doctor, this exchange ensues:
--->'''Fifth Doctor:''' Does he still have that rubbish beard?\\
'''Tenth Doctor:''' No, no beard this time... Well, [[TheBeard a wife]]...
* Though he [[HeelFaceTurn later redeems himself]], Captain Bialar Crais of ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' keeps his beard.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Gregor Clegane is an enormous knight and one of the more repugnant characters in Westeros, with a sinister beard to boot. [[TheOtherDarrin All three actors]] have one.
** Ser Amory Lorch, another thuggish knight has a full, dark beard.
** Rorge, a convicted criminal and later PsychoForHire, has a stubbly beard.
** Weasel is bearded, and considering he is a sadistic TortureTechnician assisting The Tickler, he's evil.
** Ramsay has one very briefly in Season 4. He orders Reek to shave him, to demonstrate to Roose that Reek is loyal.
** Locke has a long, pointed beard very similar to Vargo Hoat's.
** Harald Karstark sports a trimmed beard and is described as ruthless and calculating.
** Petyr Baelish is bearded, even though it's not quite the goatee he's described to have in the books. While he's also viewed as a MagnificentBastard by some, his actions definitely cause suffering for which he shows no remorse at all.
* Jack Bass is evil enough when he first appears in ''Series/GossipGirl'''s second season. When he returns in season three he's even more evil, and is now sporting a goatee.
* Ares has a Beard of Evil in ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' and ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess''. Notably, his MirrorUniverse counterpart, Ares, God of Love, is clean-shaven. The evil mirror Hercules, on the other hand, does have a beard.
* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' had the evil warlord known only as White Beard.
* Inverted in ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' with Barney's 'origin story' in the episode "The Re-Return". At the start of the flash back he's a wide-eyed, innocent, NewAgeRetroHippie, complete with long hair and a soul-patch. When he becomes the Barney we know from, presented as the 'evil' version, he shaves it off.
* Played straight in an episode of ''The Jamie Foxx Show'' in which Foxx's character is accidentally forced to switch places with a criminal look-alike who is physically identical in all ways except for a scrawny beard.
* On ''Series/KnightRider'', Michael Knight's EvilTwin, Garthe Knight, sports a Beard of Evil.
* In Tom's first two appearances, in ''Series/{{Lost}}'', he has a beard and is very scary. Then we see him without the beard, and learn that it's fake, and he becomes much less scary.
* In ''Series/TheMiddleman'''s MirrorUniverse, every single male character is bearded; most but not all are more evil than their clean-shaven counterparts.
* ''Series/TheMrPotatoHeadShow'': A wicked goatee, combined with BaldOfEvil and his ''name'', [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Bully-Boy McPherson]], are all that's needed to establish Mr. Potato Head's new supervisor as bad news the moment he's introduced.
* [[EvilChancellor Cardinal Richelieu]]'s mustache and goatee from ''Series/TheMusketeers''.
* ''Series/RedDwarf'': In "Demons and Angels", the most obvious physical difference that Low Lister has with his High and regular counterparts is his filthy, unkempt beard. That and his EyepatchOfPower.
* ''Series/StargateSG1'':
** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d:
--->'''Mitchell:''' Well, you don't have beards, so I'm guessing you're not from the EvilTwin [[MirrorUniverse universe]].
** They were in fact evil, or at the very least quite self-centered. Prime universe SG-1 may have cared more about their universe than others, but they at least didn't go looting the others.
** In the first AlternateUniverse episode, Teal'c has a [[GoodHairEvilHair Topknot of Evil]]
** In one AlternateUniverse episode that had to be a reference to ''Franchise/StarTrek'''s MirrorUniverse, both evil Teal'c and evil Apophis do in fact have goatees. Though Apophis' beard is rather redundant 'cause he's already evil, and oddly enough, Teal'c ends up with similar facial hair a few seasons later.
** In a non-alternate-universe example, recurring villain Ba'al sported a tidy diabolical goatee.
* {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' episode "Doppelganger": Sheppard inquires about the other Sheppard, "Did I have a goatee?"
* ''Franchise/StarTrek'':
** The MirrorUniverse, first featured in ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', more or less gave us the cliché of the EvilTwin with a Beard of Evil, as evil Mr. Spock has a goatee. [[SubvertedTrope Ironically]], Evil Mr. Spock is far and away the ''[[AntiVillain least]]'' [[AntiVillain evil person]] in the mirror universe. This is given a ShoutOut in a Priceline commercial. You guessed it, Evil Shatner with a goatee.
** In ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'':
*** The franchise did a ShoutOut to ''itself'' by giving Mirror Soval a Spock-beard. ([[WildMassGuessing Common fashion amongst Mirror Vulcans?]]) Either way, Mirror!Soval is, like Mirror!Spock, one of the least evil characters when he makes an appearance, and [[DefiantToTheEnd goes down fighting]] against the evil counterparts of more established characters.
*** While, for obvious reasons, Mirror T'Pol couldn't have a beard, she did have long flowing locks of hair to distinguish her from her closely-cropped regular counterpart.
*** This seems to have been the fashion among ''commanding'' Vulcans. Mirror Spock's personal guard didn't have a beard, and neither did either of the Vulcans Mirror T'Pol enlisted to help her retake the ISS Enterprise from Archer. [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Mirror Tuvok from the Terran Rebellion]] was also clean-shaven.
** An episode of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' where the ''[[CoolStarship Defiant]]'' was stolen featured [[spoiler: who we thought was William Riker before being revealed as ''Thomas'' Riker]] pulling off his heist before ''[[InvokedTrope removing his sideburns]]'' to reveal that he had a goatee, not a beard. However, he wasn't really evil.
** ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'':
*** In the episode "Author, Author", the Doctor wrote a holonovel with barely-disguised copies of his fellow crew members as the villains of the story. As a homage to the Mirror Universe, Tuvok's actor Tim Russ grew out a goatee for the occasion. And in contrast, the Doctor has given Tom Paris' counterpart just [[PornStache a silly looking mustache]].
*** Dr. Chaotica in the ShowWithinAShow ''The Adventures of Captain Proton!'' is a homage to Ming the Merciless, and naturally sports a goatee.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
** In the episode [[Recap/SupernaturalS09E02DevilMayCare "Devil May Care" (S09, Ep02)]], the vampire has a goatee.
** [[MagnificentBastard Crowley]], the longest running villain on the show by far, started sporting a beard in Season 7.
* Nottingham in ''Series/{{Witchblade}}'' has a scruffy full beard. At the end of Season 1, a clone of Nottingham is introduced who looks exactly the same as him only with a sinister-looking goatee. Sure enough, while Nottingham is [[AntiVillain morally grey]], the clone turns out to be all-out evil.

* Kunt and the Gang's song ''Men With Beards (What Are They Hiding)'' has the singer theorizing all beards are Beards of Evil.
* Hooray for Gooba! has a song titled ''My Evil Twin Has a Mustache'' wherein the narrator/singer bemoans the fact that his friends cannot distinguish between himself and his EvilTwin when he blatantly has a mustache. There is also the matter of the [[KickTheDog puppy-kicking]]...
* Music/DoctorSteel sports a rather impressive cross between a [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Gendo]] and a fearsome pointed goatee.

* Worn by the Klingons in Creator/DataEast's ''[[Pinball/StarTrekDataEast Star Trek]]'' table.
** Also seen on the Klingons on the "Qapla'" table of ''VideoGame/StarTrekPinball''.
* The evil genie in ''Pinball/TalesOfTheArabianNights'' has one.
* In ''Pinball/FullThrottle'', the player's rival, Francisco Valentino, has both a thin pencil mustache and a narrow beard.
* Ming the Merciless from ''Pinball/FlashGordon''
* [[Wrestling/BrianAdams Crush]] has one in ''Pinball/WWFRoyalRumble'', as he's playing a {{Heel}}.
* The two green ''jinn'' from ''Pinball/MagicGirl'' have this to add to their air of menace.

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* Following his FaceHeelTurn, the cleanshaven space around Wrestling/HulkHogan's iconic blonde fu manchu was filled in by a black five-o'clock shadow.
* Prince Nana was known for his meticulously maintained beard, which was lost when he and Wrestling/JoeyRyan put their facial hair on the line against the much wilder beards of baby {{face}}s Grizzly Redwood and Necro Butcher in Wrestling/RingOfHonor.
* Wrestling/{{Chikara}} has had several "[[WrestlingMonster monsters]]" but Tursas was the first to have a beard requiring [[http://www.cagematch.net/?id=2&nr=9196&gimmick=Tursas physical restraints.]]
* During his run as the leader of the Straight Edge Society, Wrestling/CMPunk put on a mighty beard, evocative of a messiah-like figure.
* [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson Daniel Bryan]] [[http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/images/photos/001/578/400/whc_daniel_bryan_by_windows8osx-d4jmgpp_original.jpg?1329708118 has to be seen to be believed, following his]] FaceHeelTurn.
* A calling card of Wrestling/TheWyattFamily, Wrestling/ErickRowan has the longest example.
* [[Wrestling/AdrianNeville Neville]] sported this in late 2016 and claimed that the fans cheered for him because he was "weak" and that he is now the King of the Cruiserweights.
* [[SpellMyNameWithaThe "The"]] [[Wrestling/LondonandKendrick Brian Kendrick]] also sported this upon his FaceHeelTurn after the Cruiserweight Classic.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Inverted in the ''{{VideoGame/Warcraft}}'' universe: male facial hair is directly proportional to goodness. Although the fairly unpleasant Blood Elves do tend towards goatees of the classic villain variety. It goes with their [[EvilLaugh laugh]].
* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'':
** Kane in the first game complements his evil beard with his [[BaldOfEvil complete lack of other hair on his head]].
** That crazy adviser of Romanov in Red Alert 2 also has a evil beard. And, like Kane, [[BaldOfEvil Yuri lacks hair on the head]]
** ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer Red Alert 3'' tops even that; it doesn't have a Beard of Evil, it has [[Creator/TimCurry THE Beard of Evil!]]
* This seems to be a defining character trait in the ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' series, with all of the main villains (ie. Ares, Zeus, etc.) having massive scruffy beards. Kratos also has a Beard Of Evil, which is [[VillainProtagonist pretty damn appropriate]].
* Lampshaded in ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'', where a skit involves Anise spinning a tale to [[TheOjou Natalia]] how the BigBad's beard is a source of his evil powers. Just ''one'' source: You ''don't'' want to know what his ponytail does.
** His ''eyebrows'' can tell him where his enemies are.
* The Evil Zombie Pirate [=LeChuck=] from the ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'' series has a rather impressive beard for being, well, dead, and therefore technically not having hair growth. And this one ''is'' actually a source of his evil powers,[[note]]As well as a separate living being[[/note]] as Guybrush discovers in the second game. In case it wasn't clear for anyone that this was an evil beard, in the third game, his beard is composed of fire.
* Bitores Mendez, one of the villains of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'', was both bearded and BaldOfEvil. In fact, he looked a lot like Rasputin.
* Rasputin (yes, again) in ''VideoGame/ShadowHearts Covenant'' makes sure to retain the beard even after transforming into a horrible demonic sin against nature.
* Played straight and inverted in ''{{VideoGame/HalfLife}}''. Dr. Breen, when you finally see him, has a full beard and is allied with the [[BigBad Combine]]. Gordon Freeman, the hero, has what is best described as a Goatee of Asskicking.
* ''Characters/TheLegendOfZelda'': The OlderAndWiser ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker Wind Waker]]'' version of Ganondorf sported an orange beard on charcoal-colored skin, and made it work.
** He retains the beard in his ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'' incarnation.
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'', [[spoiler:Calamity Ganon, in its MechanicalAbomination form, sports a beard that is one of its few traits hinting at its [[WasOnceAMan human origins]].]]
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''
** Team Rocket Executive Petrel in ''[[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver]]'' sports a purple goatee.
** Archie, the Team Aqua leader in ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'' has a diabolical goatee.
** Lysandre, the leader of Team Flare in ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'', has a full beard that is spiky like his hair.
* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'':
** Luxord and that baby-blond goatee of his.
** [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep Master Xehanort]], which is HilariousInHindsight considering that Creator/LeonardNimoy played him in the English version.
* The Prowler "La Lupo" from ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood'' has a soul patch and close-cropped goatee, contrasting with Ezio's full beard-and-'stache. Cesare, Rodrigo, and the Engineer also have beards.
* The ObviouslyEvil Ser Alrik in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' sports one.
* ''VideoGame/HeavyRain'': RabidCop Carter Blake has a small beard which contrasts with ByTheBookCop Norman Jayden's clean-shaven face.
* Played straight in ''VideoGame/TheJourneymanProject'' with Graham Jarvis as Elliot Sinclair, the father of time travel.
** During the recasting for its remake, Pegasus Prime and the 3rd game, Legacy of Time, apparently he shaved it to a mustache.
* ''Franchise/TombRaider'' has the amoral archaeologist Pierre [=DuPont=], who sports a goatee. The first ContinuityReboot gives him a BaldOfEvil in addition to this.
* During Asha's loyalty mission in ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'', you encounter an evil version of your character who, of course, sports an evil goatee. ''Even if [[GirlsWithMoustaches your character is female]].''
* The German chess edutainment game "Fritz und Fertig" has [[http://www.scrkuppenheim.de/test/bilder/schwarz.jpg King Black]]. Sometimes, DarkIsEvil.
* The Wizard in ''VideoGame/{{Tsioque}}'' sports a long beard, with a similarly pointed mustache.
* Referenced in ''VideoGame/Injustice2'' if you set up a MirrorMatch with two Green Arrows.
-->"Can't tell which one of us is evil."\\
"I know! We've both got beards."
* In ''VideoGame/TheDarksideDetective'', the protagonist inevitably has a counterpart in the DarkWorld, who inevitably looks just like him except for a goatee beard. (And, for some reason, a receding hairline.) He doesn't appear to be all that evil, though; he stands around making sinister pronouncements, but doesn't actually ''do'' very much. (Maybe that's why he only has a receding hairline instead of a full-on BaldOfEvil.)

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* In the first episode of ''WebAnimation/SpaceGoose'', the title character discovers that he has an evil doppelganger with a goatee.
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Most of the male villains are clean-shaven with the exception of Hazel, who sports a goatee-style chinstrap. Hazel is quiet and calm; he hates fighting and loathes unnecessary killing. However, he relentlessly carries out Salem's will to ensure the destruction of the Huntsmen Academies and the theft of the four Relics the academies guard, no matter how many people might die in the process. He also believes Ozpin is an evil monster who sacrifices the lives of children, and will stop at nothing to ensure Ozpin is killed, whom he blames for the death of his sister. Hazel therefore stands out among the villains for his personal connection to Ozpin, his conflict between his gentle nature and loyalty to Salem's murderous goals when not triggered, and the absolute insanity of his physically destructive rage when triggered.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* In ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'', [[http://drmcninja.com/page.php?pageNum=22&issue=14 Victor]] the obvious spy has one.
** What? He's not a spy, he's a plumber! Clearly!
* ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'':
** Jim, Qui-Gon's player, suspects Sio Bibble (or "Bubble", as he calls him) of being evil due to his beard and position as Amidala's [[EvilChancellor trusted adviser]]. It's not true, but despite his bit-part in it, Bibble is one of the few campaign details Jim never needs to be reminded of. Having established his firm belief in the Beard Of Evil as a guaranteed indicator of a character's untrustworthiness, Jim refuses to let anyone see his character sheet, claiming [[BlatantLies Qui-Gon is clean-shaven.]]
** This is also mentioned in a later comic with Bail Organa.
** Flat out lampshaded in the GM's notes for the campaign that took place in between the first and second movie (based on ''Film/ThePrincessBride''). In his notes on Count Rugen, he notes "Has a goatee! Should be fun when others don't believe Jim that he's evil."
** Jim couldn't tell if Darth Vader is a bad guy, [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0676.html because]] he can't see his facial hair.
* In ''Webcomic/DinosaurComics'', everyone has a beard in the mirror universe. And the strip is [[http://www.qwantz.com/index.php?comic=35 backwards]].
* In ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'', strip [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/2470.html #2470]] is a repeat of [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/2461.html #2461]] in the MirrorUniverse, complete with backwards layout and goatees. Unfortunately, the Nazis are the same. ([[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/2477.html Maybe not]].) And the comic links here.
* Invoked, discussed, and PlayedForLaughs in ''Webcomic/JetDream'': This trope features heavily in Cookie Jarr's [[http://tgcaps.com/caps/modcomics/suedenim/jetdream/mjdr01/mjdr1_02.jpg.php ''My Jet Dream Romance'' solo story]], as a philosophical debate between J.E.T. T.E.E.N. Boy Booster Phil Philpott and "El Teen Gringo del Sur" over the good or evil of facial hair becomes violent!
-->'''Phil:''' I learned enough not to trust men like Trotsky, Castro, and Blackbeard! Men with ''beards!''\\
'''El Teen Gringo:''' But what of Lincoln? Moses? Zeus? You're blinded by your dangerous obsession! Bah! You'll never understand. Taste some ''Teen Gringo Justice'' -- Fist Style!
* In ''Webcomic/MacHall'' this was inverted [[http://machall.com/view.php?date=2001-03-07 here]] and then played straight [[http://machall.com/view.php?date=2001-03-12 here]]
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':
** Elan's EvilTwin brother Nale has a blond beard to serve as his distinguishing villainous mark. Exaggerated by the fact that he's had it since he was a ''baby''.
** As Vaarsuvius pointed out [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0596.html after dealing with Kubota]], "that mustache did not do him any favors" when trying to determine whether Kubota was to be considered an enemy of the Order.
** Bozzok has one as well, [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0942.html he's even seen maintaing it]].
* In ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'', the characters are joking about a series of events leading to the creation of Martin's "EvilTwin." He mentioned the frustration said twin would encounter, given that he's "incapable of growing a decent goatee."
* Edvard de Santigo from ''Webcomic/SupernormalStep'' has a [[http://supernormalstep.com/62/ very malicious-looking goatee]].
* {{Invoked|Trope}} by ''Webcomic/VanVonHunter'' when Van ''drew'' a goatee on his EvilTwin so that they could be told apart.
* [[VideoGame/JimmyNeutronVsJimmyNegatron Jimmy Negatron]] has a goatee to distinguish himself as [[EvilTwin the bad guy]], which is a blatant reference to [[MirrorUniverse Mirror!]]Spock's goatee in the classic [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek]] episode [[Recap/StarTrekS2E4MirrorMirror Mirror, Mirror]].
* ''Webcomic/{{Runewriters}}'' has Jonan of Rusanne, who is somewhere between TokenEvilTeammate and JerkWithAHeartOfJerk.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'' whenever Helen is turned into a man she sprouts a goatee. [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/shaenongarrity/narbonic/series.php?view=archive&chapter=9915 Apparently it materializes from sheer evil]].

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''Website/GaiaOnline'' has both mocked this and played this straight. (But mostly mocks it)
** On the serious side: Vladmir Von Helson, the arguably most evil character in the story line, had a particularly sinister goatee before he was ashed.
** On the other hand, recent micro updates starring MrWizard parodies Dr. Singh and Timmy have featured several characters with beards of evil (which is either TheVirus, or a case of {{Body Snatcher}}s). However, one of them is a 10 year old boy, the other is a Labtech who grew his beard ''on the outside of his face mask''. And they both seem to be more concerned with getting into Singh's pants than actually doing anything evil. HilarityEnsues.
* [[http://i41.tinypic.com/24vmlqe.jpg This]] motivational poster, created during Mirrorverse Week on [[http://community.livejournal.com/ontd_startrek/ ONTD_STARTREK]]
* In ''Roleplay/TheGamersAlliance'', Koschei and Pronin have beards and are very much evil.
* Mars, a [[OneSceneWonder minor but memorable]] villain from ''WebAnimation/BrokenSaints'' features a little goatee, but otherwise sports a BaldOfEvil.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15S0g8pG6HU Pedophile Beards]]
* ''WebOriginal/ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum'': Makes-Things' MirrorUniverse counterpart had a beard, probably inspired by Emperor Spock's (see page image). In the prime multiverse, the Mysterious Somebody had a beard, as an {{Expy}}-cum-clone of [[Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy Joruus C'baoth]].
* Spoofed in the trailer for ''The Adventures of Captain Bucky and his Space Marshals in Outer Space!'' where the President of Earth and the "evil Communist Czar" are [[EconomyCast both played by the same people]], with the latter wearing a thick moustache.
* Treated as DeadHorseTrope in EvilOverlordList:
-->35. I will not grow a goatee. In the old days they made you look diabolic. Now they just make you look like a disaffected member of Generation X.
* A man in ''Literature/{{Citadel}}'' had the ability to involuntarily generate evil, incompetent duplicates of the world's greatest heroes. They all had goatees, even the women.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Pastiched on ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': in their mirror universe, ''everyone'' has a goatee, including the "Evil" Cartman, who, as the opposite of the "real world" Cartman, is polite, helpful, and a genuinely good person. The unbearded Cartman rips off his beard (as a unit...) after he finds out that Stan and Kyle want to send him to the alternative universe and keep the "evil Cartman."
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'':
** David Xanatos, the AntiVillain [[TropeNamer well known for his trademark "plan that benefits even when they fail"]] sports such a beard. He bore more than a passing resemblance to his actor, who played [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Commander Will Riker]] and whose beard was notable for [[GrowingTheBeard another reason]]. In one [[spoiler: dream]] episode set 40 years in the future, Xanatos has gone all ShadowDictator on Manhattan. He's still using his Steel Clan robot minions, but they now inexplicably have Riker's beard.
** Macbeth fits the Trope too, [[AntiVillain if you consider him evil.]]
* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'':
** Unicron the [[PlanetEater giant, planet-eating, robotic, chaos god]] had a mustache and goatee. He also gave one to his minion Scourge, along with a lovely set of pink fingernails.
** As does the evil Junkion Detritus.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "Lesser of Two Evils", Fry assumes that Flexo, a bending unit who looks identical to Bender except for a pointed beard, must be Bender's EvilTwin. He isn't, [[InvertedTrope Bender is the evil one.]]
-->'''Bender:''' Oh like you didn't see ''that'' one coming.
* Vlad Masters from ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''. Also Skulker and Danny's EvilCounterpart Dark Danny sports one.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'':
** This is played with through the character of Dr. Orpheus, a good guy who looks evil (the eponymous brothers describe him as looking like "a Dracula"). The Monarch and Dr. Venture, on the other hand, are both rather unsavory characters with beards.
** Lampshaded when Hank puts on a fake goatee and 21 comments that he looks like the "[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Mirror Mirror]] version of Hank" in "Showdown at Cremation Creek Part 1".
* Several ''Birdman'' villains have this kind of beard, most notably Number One, the leader of F.E.A.R.. This is useful, since apart from this and a small skull insignia, he looks exactly like all of his henchmen.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'' involves the mystery of a mobile mustache super-weapon. When asked by Arthur why the government brought such a horror into the world, the only response he got was:
-->'''Jim Rage:''' You don't understand, man... The Russians were already working on a beard... ''We had a facial hair gap!''
* Parodied with Chad Ghostal, Space Ghost's EvilTwin brother on ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhostCoastToCoast''. His facial hair is different every time he's on screen.
* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'':
** An episode features this trope with MirrorUniverse; the kids are sent into an AlternateUniverse via a neighborhood swimming pool, where the KND is feared, evil, and lead by an evil version of Number 4, who wears a goatee. The original Number 4 calls him out on this, claiming that since he -- the original -- is brave, then the evil one must be a coward.
** Another bearded villain on the show (who appears more frequently) is the candy pirate Stickybeard; as [[MeaningfulName his name implies]] candy is embedded all over his full beard.
* Fire Lord Ozai in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', along with several other villains, including Long Feng and Combustion Man.
* The Villain on the ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTimmyPowerHour 3''. Discussed:
-->'''Timmy:''' I think he should have a mustache. Mustaches are evil.\\
'''Cosmo:''' Not everybody who has a mustache is evil?!\\
'''Wanda:''' [[YourMom Your momma has a mustache!]]\\
'''Cosmo:''' You should give him a mustache.
* ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'':
** Warp Darkmatter, who is more or less Buzz's [[EvilCounterpart evil equivalent]], sports a typically roguish goatee.
** Evil Buzz Lightyear from the AlternateUniverse.
* The AffablyEvil Hank Scorpio from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. Invoked in another episode when Mr Burns' girlfriend leaves him for her ex, Snake. Burns protests that he's already [[CardCarryingVillain positively evil]] - what does he have to do, grow a devil beard?
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'':
** Gargamel in attempts to grow his own Beard of Evil in his admiration of evil wizards with beards by using magical hair growth tonic, but his beard ends up growing up so long that it reaches to the Smurf Village.
** Gargamel did sport a fake Beard of Evil when he was masquerading as the dream date wizard Harlequin in order to get his hands on Hogatha's "magic whistle," which was really her bird call. However, during a kiss, the fake beard attaches itself to Hogatha's face, revealing her dream date to be Gargamel, yet Hogatha doesn't notice it until after Gargamel is gone when she looks at herself in the mirror and says, "I have charm, I have beauty, I have a beard... A BEARD?!?"
** Gargamel's godfather Lord Balthazar has the Chin Spike of Evil.
** And there's Matthew [=McCreep=] from ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfsAndTheMagicFlute''.
* Dr. XXX of ''WesternAnimation/TheMadDoctor'' cartoon short.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerbTheMovieAcrossThe2ndDimension'' has Alternate Doofenshmirtz who sports an eviler than thou goatee. Hilariously commented upon between Jeff Swampy Marsh and Dan Povenmire (the voice of Heinz Doofenshmirtz) during the comic-con 2011 Phineas and Ferb panel, pointing out this particular trope... and the fact that Dan sports a goatee as well.
* Lampshaded [[spoiler:and played straight]] with [[spoiler:Cesar Salazar]] in ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'' after a six month TimeSkip. [[spoiler:Then zigzagged when he shaves it off and stops acting antagonistic but is still on the bad guy's side, and then it's revealed that he was on their side all along.]]
* DoubleSubverted by Grune of ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'' first appearing as a heroic prodigal FourStarBadass of {{Catfolk}} ProudWarriorRace the Thunderians, only to rapidly reveal himself as a {{Turncoat}} and [[LesCollaborateurs Collaborateur]] with BigBad Mumm-Ra and his allies the [[LizardFolk Lizards]].
* Abraham Kane, the BigBad in ''WesternAnimation/{{Motorcity}}'', as well as BaldOfEvil.
* In ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse,'' the Tetrax of Dimension 23 who battles the local alternate Ben has a beard, made of the same crystal the rest of his body is. It looks fairly awesome. However, [[spoiler: he's not evil after all. Aliens are distrusted in Dimension 23, so Ben 23 jumped the gun and had a LetsYouAndHimFight with a Tetrax that's ''exactly'' like the one we know.]]
* Aku the [[LargeHam SHAPESHIFTING MASTER OF DARKNESS]] from ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' has a goatee, made of fire.
* The Duke from ''WesternAnimation/{{Gawayn}}'' sports one of these.
* In episode "The Really Bad Day" [[WesternAnimation/FairlyOddParents Cosmo]] turns evil for a day. Watch his fearsome change when... [[AntiClimax he sprouts a single curly strand from his chin.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/IvanhoeTheKingsKnight'' features Prince John with such as beard as well as the titular dowry hunter and regent loyalist in "The Bearded One."
* Keldor from the ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse2002''. While he still had a face, he sported a sleek black goatee.
* ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'': Jax-Ur, being based on General Zod.
* {{Parodied|Trope}} on an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'', where Kaeloo gives Quack Quack (who is playing the antagonist) a fake beard to make himself look evil.
* Duke Igthorn in ''WesternAnimation/GummiBears'' has one. Curiously his good twin brother Sir Victor has none.