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[[caption-width-right:324: [[TalkLikeAPirate Yarr!]] [[FishPeople Davy Jones beard be made of Octopus Tentacles, yarr!]]]]

So you want to give a character a beard and invoke all of those fun [[HairTropes beard tropes]]. But oh no! Our character is some kind of creature or robot that doesn't have hair! But, that's okay, we'll just put something else there and make it look like a beard. See? All better!

May also be used when you want your character to appear alien, [[ButNotTooForeign but not too alien]]. If they have a real beard anyway, they may be a case of NonMammalianHair.

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!!!Examples:

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[[folder: Anime And Manga ]]

* ''DennouCoil'' had a whole episode about this. The beards were made out of "illegals", dark creatures that could only be seen by characters wearing the series' computer glasses. The beards worshiped the people whose faces they were on as gods.
* In ''OnePiece'', Django's goatee is actually the stalk of a mushroom that grew on his chin. Eating the cap of the mushroom is what gave Django his [[CompellingVoice hypnosis]] [[JediMindTrick powers]].

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[[folder: Comics ]]

* One of the mutated teens in Charles Burns graphic novel ComicBook/BlackHole has what appears to be a regular beard (which makes sense since he's been living out in the woods) but on closer and repeated viewing is revealed to be his mutation: [[BodyHorror a lump of flesh growing on his face]] in that general shape.
* ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'' has the villain Weirdbeard. (It's made of PrehensileHair, otherwise seems to be normal - just very long.)
* Deimos, the Olympian god of terror in the PostCrisis version of ''Franchise/WonderWoman'', has a beard made of serpents.

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[[folder: Film ]]

* Davy Jones from ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' has Octopus tentacles around his face to resemble his beard in human form.
* Sentinel Prime has weird circuit things that look like a beard in ''TransformersDarkOfTheMoon.''
** This is also true with Jetfire from ''Revenge of the Fallen''.
* The Zen Master (an old Japanese three-wheeled truck wearing a coolie hat and traditional Japanese robes and carrying a rake on one of his wheels who runs Tokyo Art Museum's zen gardens) from ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} Cars 2]]'' has a large white fender over his front wheel that looks like a long, flowing beard (appropriate since he's supposed to be a parody of various old men that coach martial artists).
** For some reason, his toy and the accompanying blister package art did not show him with his "beard", making him look much younger than he actually is. The toy also incorrectly referred him to as the "Zen Master ''Pitty''", despite not being a forklift.
* [[AdiposeRex The Goblin King]] in ''Film/TheHobbit'' has a mass of fatty flesh hanging down from his chin, wobbling as he speaks, like a very unpleasant beard.
* Certain Transformers in the ''Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries'' have beards made out of mechanical parts. Ratchet has a mustache, [[BadassGrandpa Jetfire]] has a beard made of metal plates, [[BiggerBad The Fallen]] somehow has a braided beard made of metal, same with Sentinel Prime. [[BoisterousBruiser Hound]] has a beard that appears to be made of wires and circuits.


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[[folder: Literature ]]

* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novels, Jack Frost's hair and beard are made out of icicles.
* [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Treebeard]] and most of the other Ents in ''TheLordOfTheRings'' have moss or leaf beards.

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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* D'Argo from ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' has a fleshy beard-bulb along with a long-braided moustache.

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[[folder: Music Videos ]]

* In the video for LadyGaga's "Bad Romance", there's a guy with a beard made out of golden metal.

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[[folder: Tabletop Games ]]

* In ''MagicTheGathering'', male Kor have tentacle beards.
* In ''DungeonsAndDragons'', barbazu are devils with beards made up of bristles so sharp and stiff, they can stab people with them.

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[[folder: Toys ]]

* Turaga Vakama in the ''{{Bionicle}}'' movies had one on his mask that resembled Pharaoh beards. Other characters that shared his mask-type received noticeably shorter ones, even Macku, who's female. Also, Hahli's Toa Inika form had a mustache+goatee combo composed of breathing tubes. Again, Hahli's a she.

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* Admiral Razorbeard from ''VideoGame/{{Rayman 2}}'' has, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a razorblade for a beard]].
* Emboar from ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' has a beard made of fire. Also, Probopass has a mustache made of iron filings and Beartic has a beard made of ice. Tropius has a beard made out of ''bananas''.
* A minor character in ''VideoGame/PaperMario64'', Oakley, has a beard made out of leaves.
* The Dekus in ''TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' also have leafy beards.
* In ''VideoGame/TheSecretOfMonkeyIsland'', the Ghost Pirate [=LeChuck=], on whom [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Davy Jones]] above [[{{Expy}} is based]], has a beard which appears to be made of hair but writhes about of its own accord. In ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland2LeChucksRevenge'', Guybrush keeps it as a memento - and it's still wriggling.
** Also, in ''VideoGame/TheCurseOfMonkeyIsland'', the aforementioned Ghost Pirate [=LeChuck=] has a new demon form with a beard made of ''fire''.
* Much like Davy Jones pictured above, the male Draenei and Eredar of ''WorldOfWarcraft'' have tentacle beards. (Or barbel beards, or something.)
* The Organon of ''{{Deponia}}'' have mechanical beards. These beards can contain various tracking sensors.

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[[folder: Web Comics ]]

* In ''QuestionableContent'', the Linux [=AnthroPC=] has a heat sink where a beard should be.
* Vlad in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' had feather-antennae growing out of his jaw and cheeks. He lost them when he was transformed into a [[HumanityEnsues human]] [[GenderBender woman]].

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* Flexo's metal beard in ''{{Futurama}}''.
** Also Bender sports rust stubble if he goes too long without drinking.
* Several ''{{Transformers}}'' characters have metal beards, goatees, or mustaches.
** In ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' we have an apparent case of a metal beard growing. Alpha Trion has a long white metal beard, but during a time travel episode a younger version is seen with a black metal mustache. [[MST3KMantra Best not to think about it.]]
* The way Vilgax of ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' is designed makes his tentacles look somewhat like a beard. However, you'll only notice this in the very first episode, because for most of the series he wears a breathing mask, making him look like a typical Chthulu-inspired character.

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[[folder: Real Life ]]

* Egyptian Pharaohs wore strap on beards made of different materials. Even one, Hatshepsut, who was a woman.
* There is an annual, international artistic contest, the [[http://www.worldbeardchampionships.com/ World Beard and Moustache Championships]]. Just look at those pictures. One man who won Norway's Best Beard Contest scuplted part of his beard into a quite impressive deer. Another has a windmill made out of beard growing from his face.
* Some people are into bee bearding, with several thousand of the live bugs looking like a beard on their faces and necks, although it's not likely to be a long-term thing when you think about it.
* Dewlaps are fleshy dangling structures found on the necks of animals, such as turkeys (wattles), lizards, or zebu. Not technically beards, but it looks like this trope.
* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbel_(anatomy) barbels]] of many fish species can look like mustaches and goatees.
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