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- The Capital One Vikings, one has a ten year old son who has a bigger beard than his old man.
- While Conan the Barbarian did not sport a beard, the Aesir, Vanir and other barbarians that he occasionally fought did have full beards.
- Discworld: Cohen the Barbarian has a beard so long he's been said to not actually need his loincloth to remain decent. Being mostly a parody of Barbarian Hero types, it's to be expected.
- Harry Potter: Hagrid sports a comb-breaking beard.
- Inverted and played straight in Cormac McCarthy's The Road. The book's most central character sports an unkempt beard (rarely mentioned except when he gets the opportunity to shave it off) and is also the least barbaric character in the novel. Played straight by a small band of cannibals seen briefly, in which the only adjective that describes the men is "bearded."
- A Song of Ice and Fire: Northmen are often described as big, bearded men in furs. Living in the grim north, they're more barbarian-like than the Southerners.
- Colonel Colm Corbec of Gaunt's Ghosts sports a classic example; while he's not a barbarian per se, the Ghosts are often portrayed as much more barbaric than the other Guardsmen they fight alongside, like the Volpone Bluebloods.
Live Action TV
- Pretty much everyone has a seriously badass Beard of Barbarism on Vikings. Hell, even background extras get beards of such epicness that usually belong to main or supporting characters on other shows.
- D'Argo in Farscape has a Beard Of Barbarism made up of a mixture of hair and tentacles.
- Game of Thrones: A few.
- The hill tribes have rather large beards.
- Tormund Giantsbane, whose luxuriant growth is perhaps the most impressive in the show.
- Warhammer takes this trope and makes sweet, sweet love to it. The length and fullness of your beard is a direct indicator of how badass you are. From the Norscans to the Dwarfs to the northerly Imperials, almost everyone whose badass has some manner of thick, unruly, seriously grizzly looking beard.
- Norscans and Nordlanders combine this with Seadog Beard to varying extents — the Norscans due to being demon-possessed Vikings, and the Nordlanders due to being 16th century Sweden in a Fantasy setting.
- Chaos Marauders from Warhammer: Mark of Chaos bear giant, sometimes forked, sometimes heavily braided beards into battle against the enemies of the Dark Gods and come from a culture of what could only be described as Satanist Vikings. Helmetless Chaos Warriors on the other hand, disappointingly avert this trope. Despite embracing it in the official art for them from the tabletop game.
- The Barbarian King from God of War. Kratos might count as well, which is ironic in a way since as a Spartan citizen he's technically the opposite of the original meaning of "barbarian" (essentially "somebody not from Greece").
- The Barbarian from Diablo III. Note that The Barbarian of Diablo 2 was bald and shaved.
- The Dwarf Mountain King in Warcraft 3 has skulls (presumably) from his defeated enemies attached to his mustache.
- In World of Warcraft, this trope is exemplified by the vrykul, whose men always have this kind of beard. Additionally, any male player-character Orc or Dwarf can have a beard with multiple braids and rings hanging from it.
- Thok, Master of Dungeoneering from RuneScape
- Bearded Nords and Giants in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim would probably qualify.
- Legate Lanius of Fallout: New Vegas has one on his helmet. Beneath that, he simply has muttonchops and a goatee.
- Kaneli in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. He is the elder of the Rito tribe, which has a comparatively uncivilized culture compared with the other races of Hyrule, and he has a big braided beard that fits that role.
- Stoick the Vast, and most of the other adult male Vikings, in How to Train Your Dragon.
- Ludo of Star vs. the Forces of Evil grew a beard while drifting in the void between Seasons 1 and 2. Once he starts getting his groove back (and after acquiring one half of Star's wand), he adds braids for a proper barbarian look.
- Aversion: Alexander the Great had his men shave regularly, so as to avoid giving the enemy an advantage (pull on your opponent's beard, his head's going to go where you want it to go).
- Vikings -stereotypically. Actual Vikings tended to go for whatever type of beard was comfortable for them. So you could find as many Vikings averting this trope as you could playing it straight. This was both for the same practicality concerns Alexander the Great had and because the Norse people were very hygienic for the Middle Ages — it was normal to wash and comb one's hair daily. Being beardless, however, was considered unmanly, and "thin-bearded" was a fighting word.
- This guy. Guess what he looks like...
- BRIAN BLESSED often plays a character with one of these.
- The buddhist monk Bodidharma is often shown in Chinese art with a thick bushy beard, as he was either Indian or Iranian, both peoples who can grow quite magnificent beards. And not being a native Chinese, he was considered a barbarian by default. He became the founder of Zen Buddhism and according to tradition also the man who introduced the Shaolin monks to kung fu.
- The Latin word for beard ("barba") is similar to the Latin word for barbarian ("barbarus"). However, they are not related, as "barba" comes from the Old High German "bart", whereas "barbarus" comes from the Greek "barbaros."
- While the beardedness of the Celts is debatable, they are confirmed to have some pretty big mustaches.◊
- When Peter the Great decided to drag Russia kicking and screaming into conformity with Western European cultural mores, one of the things he did was make all of his nobles shave off their beards, sometimes he would do it personally.
- NASA were not happy about the 'revolutionary' beards grown by the Skylab astronauts, which didn't match with the clean-cut American image such astronauts had exemplified throughout the Space Race. After Mission Control failed to compromise on their grueling and micro-managed schedule, the astronauts really did revolt by turning off all communications for a day in the so-called Strike in Space.