That baby is plotting something.
...Ganondorf has an exceptionally unique case of unibrow, in which his eyebrows connect clearly with his hair, thus forming one very long eyebrow. This puts the typical unibrow (one that connects in the middle of one's face above the nose) to shame...
—The Urban Dictionary
Ah, the Unibrow. Not generally considered the most attractive kind of facial hair on the market. So like most kinds of unfashionable/unattractive appearance, characters sporting one are mostly consigned to being either evil
, or comical
- Type I: If a character has a unibrow, they're either evil, conniving, scummy, or have some defining negative trait.
- Type II pretty much just boils down to "unibrows are funny".
A Subtrope of Unusual Eyebrows
and Good Hair, Evil Hair
Examples of Type I:
- Count Olaf from A Series of Unfortunate Events, as we are reminded of every book. He's not the only one. Lemony Snicket's brother Jacques also has a unibrow, causing him to be mistaken for Count Olaf.
- Helga Pataki of Hey Arnold! has a large unibrow which runs in the family. With the exception of Olga, the family itself isn't very noble, and Helga is constantly threatening everyone around her (often times following through with her threats), despite her stalkerrific crush on the lead character.
- The Twins in Superjail!, who are constantly plotting.
- Squilliam Fancyson, Squidward's childhood rival on SpongeBob SquarePants.
- Control Freak of Teen Titans; however, he is a rather pathetic villain, so this could be combination of the two types.
- As shown in the picture, Gerald Samson, Maggie Simpson's nemesis.
- Mr. Grumpy and Mr. Stubborn from The Mr. Men Show, are two of the more negative personality characters, and the only two to have unibrows.
- Doctor Drakken from Kim Possible, much like the abovementioned Control Freak.
- Ryou Mashiba from Hajime No Ippo, the local Sociopathic Hero.
- Pro wrestler Santino Marella, an Italian Funny Foreigner.
- From Saint Seiya we got Wyvern Radamanthys◊. He also has the dubious distinction of being one of the best looking characters displaying this particular trait.
- Captain McGillicutty in Tales of Monkey Island.
- Despite being a robot, Megatron of Transformers Generation 1 had a evil large unibrow.
- General Molotov from Jimmy Two-Shoes.
- Phoney Bone, not especially evil, but more than often a Jerkass.
- In Salman Rushdie's novel Midnight's Children, there's a scene in a Moslem neighborhood in Delhi, India, where an 8-year-old girl with one eyebrow starts a riot against a Hindu.
- In The Company of Wolves, Rosaleen is reminded by her grandmother to beware men whose eyebrows meet - because they're werewolves.
- Dracula, although it's left out in most adaptations.
- Dragon Booster has Big Bad Word Payyn and his son Moordryd. Moordryd's is just a normal unibrow though, while his father's actually curls at parts and actually sticks out a bit off the sides of his head due to its length.
- Ironically, despite the unibrow, Moordryd is typically considered the most attractive guy on the show by fans. Go figure.
- Mosquito of Soul Eater has one that also droops considerably off each side. Close-ups show the thing is actually A SOLID OBJECT rather than hair.
Examples of Type II:
- Fran Stalinovskovichdavidovitchsky from Dodgeball.
- The man whose eyebrows are connected and who has a gold tooth, in EarthBound. Granted, he's also invisible, so you have to take his word for it.
- Gary Larson, when he wasn't giving his characters glasses, was generally drawing their eyes simply as a thick line.
- This Superbowl ad.
- Both Bert and Oscar from Sesame Street.
- Vakama in BIONICLE:The Mask of Light.
- Una Brau, Frau Farbissina's seen-once lesbian lover in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.
- Ed and Rolf from Ed, Edd n Eddy are Type II.
- So is Ed Generic from Everyday Heroes.
- The Todd gets one for a one-off visual joke in Scrubs. His waxer was in the Bahamas.
- Satoshi Horio, The Chew Toy from The Prince of Tennis.
- Henchman 24 from The Venture Bros. is described by 21 as "Jerry Seinfeld with a unibrow".
- Groundskeeper Willie from The Simpsons.
- King Bob from Recess.
- Daggett in The Angry Beavers.
- Spanky Ham in Drawn Together.
- Wallace & Gromit: Gromit, being a dog, has no (extra) hair on his brow, but its constant animation can give him this appearance. It conveys everything he feels, more effectively than words could, really.
- Ryotsu from Kochikame.
Monobrow Monogram from Phineas and Ferb.
- Francine has one in American Dad!. Typically she waxes it, save for one episode where she let it grow in.
- WWE's Santino Marella sports one, and he's one of the funniest guys on the roster, Face or Heel.
- There's a superhero in Empowered who's even named Unibrow. Of course this trope applies to him. We don't learn much about him, except that he's a Superdead.
- Both the Irish cop and Leslie Clark the salesman in the Disney short Duck Pimples.
- Tad in Planet Tad. He tries to shave it off, but ends up shaving off his entire eyebrows.
- Gaylord Robinson from The Amazing World of Gumball.
- An episode of Night Court features a girl on the run from a forced marriage. She describes her prospective husbands hideousness by indicating that he has a unibrow.
- Brick in Total Drama: Revenge of the Island.
- Parodied in Night Court. A Russian woman is described as having only one eyebrow. When one of our heroes sees a picture, he exclaims, "I thought you meant over both eyes!"
- Tim Lockwood, the main protagonist's dad in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. It also works as Blinding Bangs, obscuring his eyes most of the time. When we DO see his eyes, it's Played for Laughs.
- Real Life example: Frida Kahlo is famous for her self portraits that emphasize her large bushy unibrow. Rare in that it is not villainous or comical, but rather is valued for its artistic value and redefinition of beauty.
- Kahlo was actually rather classically attractive. She just Accentuated The Negative whenever it came to drawing herself due to a bad self-image.
- Poppy from Lola and Virginia. Instead of being evil or comedy, she's one of the main character's two best friends. Visually the unibrow is played as part of her tough, tomboy image. But plotwise it's not really an issue and isn't even pointed out by the other characters.
- Akaishi in Cross Game. Neither evil nor funny, his unibrow is just there.
- Chi McBride. He usually plays likeable characters though.
- Brazilian writer Monteiro Lobato◊.
- Anthony Davis, a member of the 2012 NCAA men's basketball championship team, the University of Kentucky Wildcats, is known for his unibrow. So much so that there is merchandise relating to it ("Bow to the Brow"; "Fear the Brow") and they have even redecorated the mascot to give it a unibrow.
- The Gallagher brothers from Oasis.
- Hugh Acheson, regular judge on Top Chef, is well-known for his unibrow. In fact, he's often called "Hughnibrow."