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Some characters have [[AnimeHair outrageous, gravity defying hairdos]]. On the other hand, there are characters like this, with only two or three strands of hair. To a casual viewer, a character with Charlie Brown Baldness will appear, well, bald. However, the character may occasionally mention getting a haircut, or other characters will comment on said haircut or colour. The current {{Trope Namer|s}} is [[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} Charlie Brown]], who, at first glance, appears bald save for a few short curls in front, but according to WordOfGod, just has incredibly light blond hair, buzzed short.

If the character is a child, expect there to be EpilepticTrees from fans about the character suffering from cancer.

Contrast FurryBaldness, where an animal character is "bald" despite still having hair, feathers, or fur.

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[[folder:Advertising]]
* Cara Confused from the UK's Confused.com ads is a rare female example. Though she was originally a character of ambiguous gender before she was given a voice and TertiarySexualCharacteristics.
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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Chiaotzu of ''Manga/DragonBall'' has one strand of hair under his hat. Unlike most of the other examples listed, this isn't a stylistic choice, he really does just have one strand of hair.
* Mochu, a minor character in ''GakuenAlice''. A few [[FanNickname fans nicknamed]] him "Baldy".
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[[folder:Comics]]
* Charlie Brown from ''{{ComicStrip/Peanuts}}'', pictured above. According to Charles Schultz, it's the result of Charlie Brown's father being the local barber, who maintains Charlie with a perpetual buzz cut.
* Lt. Fuzz, ironically, in ''ComicStrip/BeetleBailey''
* Iggy from ''ComicStrip/LittleLulu''.
* Jimmy Five from ''ComicBook/MonicasGang'', who is often called "baldy" despite having, well, five strands of hair (two of which somehow flatten the top of his head).
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Greg Heffley from ''DiaryOfAWimpyKid''. Since Greg in the live-action movie has a full head of hair, Greg is generally considered to have hair in the book as well.
* A classic series of Chinese children's storybooks, ''San Mao'', so named for the young protagonist having only three hairs on his head.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* There was an occasionally recurring kid in ''{{Teachers}}'' who disturbingly resembled a flesh and blood Charlie Brown.
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[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/{{WWE}}'s Tyson Kidd of the Hart Dynasty. Has since shaved it off after, as the story goes, BretHart grabbed it in a training session to gain leverage.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', Belkar appears to be BaldOfEvil, unless you look closely -- he has tiny reddish hairs sticking straight up. Looks something like a buzzcut. Note also that the hair on his head is identical to [[{{Hobbits}} the fur on his feet]].
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' parodied Charlie Brown's perceived baldness in a ''Peanuts'' skit, having yell out for Linus [[BlackComedy because he was supposed to take Charlie to chemo]].
* Elmer Fudd from ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' is sometimes depicted as this.
* The titular character in the preschool cartoon series ''WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}}'' is drawn bald. It is never remarked upon. According to WordOfGod, Caillou was originally supposed to be young baby.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}''.
* Most of the male characters on ''WesternAnimation/EdEddnEddy'' suffer from this. Ed appears to have a ring of short, black hairs around the edge of his scalp, which becomes an orange pompadour when styled in one episode. Kevin has something similar when he takes his hat off, but in red. Eddy appears to only have three foot-long hairs coming out of the back of his head. Jimmy has an odd, poofy hairstyle (described by other characters as resembling a chicken's rear end) which blends seamlessly with his skin color. Johnny is the exception, as while he also has a multitude of tiny black hairs, he is stated in-universe to be bald.
* ''NightmareNed'''s titular boy has a few strands of hair that stick straight up.
* Tommy Pickles from ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}''. Which is probably to be expected, since [[JustifiedTrope he is a baby.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
** Homer Simpson ''is'' bald. However, his kids have hair the same color as their skin. One episode has Lisa being mistaken for a DumbBlonde, and another has Bart's hair reverting to its natural red from lack of sun exposure. In a third episode, they start obsessing over where their head ends and the hair begins, with Lisa hastily drawing a hairline with marker.
** Since ''The Simpsons'' has NegativeContinuity, the kids' spikes are alternately hair and ''parts of their skulls''.
** There is also an episode where Lisa gets gum stuck in her hair and has to go to a barber to have it removed, resulting in a new style.
--->"I finally look like a real person!"
** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d when Homer joins the Stonecutters.
--->'''Homer:''' I swear, that if I ever reveal the secrets of the Stonecutters, that my stomach shall become bloated, and my head plucked of all but three hairs...\\
'''Moe:''' Um, I think he should have to take a different oath.\\
'''[[Creator/PatrickStewart Number One]]:''' Everybody takes the same oath!
** Also, thanks to NegativeContinuity, Homer has lost his hair in [[MultipleChoicePast many different ways]]. One episode shows a young Homer losing hair as he brushes ("plenty more where that came from"), another shows him pulling out his hair after each time he learns Marge is pregnant (after the first two, he's down to 3 strands of hair, and he pulls one more upon hearing about Maggie). The first example came from the second season, while the second came from the sixth season.
* It can result in FurryConfusion in ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball''. The show often forgets that all of its characters are animals, and in one episode Richard states he is balding, even though he completely coated in pink fur. There is also a very interesting case in "The Mustache", where Gumball and Darwin begin sprouting black hairs everywhere. The two remove them with chewing gum and its wrapper, but they keep popping up, so Gumball tears all his fur off and is left with nothing but pink skin. Darwin, [[FurryConfusion the fish]], does the same thing, apparently having '''scaled''' himself.
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