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->''"...and every last inch of me's covered with hair!"''
-->-- '''Gaston''', ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''

In essence it describes a man with a hairy upper body. Generally shown during a ShirtlessScene or when a guy walks around in a tank-top or an opened shirt. Usually indicates rugged masculinity when shown on a hero, especially when contrasted against a clean chested SissyVillain.

Fuzzy chests or torsos can have different meanings depending on what body type they are used:

'''Type 1)''' When combined with a buff, muscular physique, it's usually to emphasize [[TestosteronePoisoning manliness]] or Badassery. Alternatively, it may mark a mature man (ie 35 and older) in contrast to a cast of younger men. BadassBeard optional, but goes very well with it.

'''Type 2)''' When combined with an [[FatBastard overweight]] body, it is generally to mean a boorish and/or unhygienic character. If used on StoutStrength, it usually indicates a BoisterousBruiser. Often accompanied by copious amounts of back hair.

No matter the type, in fiction, a Carpet of Virility almost always goes hand in hand with a very sexual, if not utterly lecherous, personality, be the bearer [[HandsomeLech attractive]] or [[CasanovaWannabe not]].

Hairy chests can be seen as fanservice, especially in TheSeventies, when it was quite common for men to show off their chest hair with open shirts and plunging necklines. The gay "[[TheBear bear]]" community also finds hairy, hyper-masculine men to be extremely desirable. It is also common in the BaraGenre. On a woman, this is almost universally considered to be prime-grade {{Squick}} material, sometimes comically associated with a BrawnHilda.

See also ShirtlessScene, WalkingShirtlessScene, RatedMForManly.


[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Kyoraku Shunsui and Isshin Kurosaki are both examples of Type 1, being buff, muscular, MANLY, badasses with pervert sides. Shunsui's chest hair even gets hilariously mentioned when he faces [[spoiler: Lille Barro]] and Nanao threatens to shave it off his corpse if he dies, which makes Shunsui complain about his "carpet" being very important to him.
* Lord Genome from ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' has a ''spiral-shaped'' carpet.
* Freddie from ''Manga/CromartieHighSchool'', partly because he might or might not be Freddie Mercury.
* Blackbeard in ''Manga/OnePiece'' is pretty much the epitome of Type 2.
* France in ''[[Manga/AxisPowersHetalia Hetalia]]'' is the only character with body hair when naked, to emphasize his lecherous tendencies.
** As such, his doppleganger from an AlternateUniverse (Parallel!France 23) has no body hair.
** Turkey too, and in fanon, Australia.
* In an episode of the ''LightNovel/DirtyPair'' TV Series, Yuri and Kei spend an episode debating whether their male co-agent has chest hair or not, and how 'disgusting' chest hair is. At the end of the episode, he reveals [[spoiler:he has no chest hair]].
* Ogami Itto from ''Manga/LoneWolfAndCub'' sports a '''''VERY''''' badass Type 1 whenever he goes without a shirt.
* Mr. Satan of ''Anime/DragonBallZ''.
* The Village Elder in ''Anime/HareGuu'' has a literal ''afro'' sticking from his chest!
* Ejima in ''Manga/{{Ooku}}''. Unfortunately, he lives in an era that favors {{Bishonen}}, and his hirsuteness literally caused his betrothed to call off the engagement, giving him a complex.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} is a hairy son of a... gun, so his chest hair is more like just one part of his general fuzzy covering. That is, when artists don't decide to give him a full body wax. This has become alarmingly more common since the films, despite Hugh Jackman being fairly hairy himself.
** His nemesis ComicBook/{{Sabretooth}} is similarly covered in hair as well. Since his fighting style is very up-close and personal, he often receives ClothingDamage to show it off.
* Even before he was covered in blue fur, Beast of the ''ComicBook/XMen'' was usually depicted as being covered from chest to ankles in body hair in his human form.
* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': Dredd has been shown to have plenty of hair on his chest. Possibly it's a remnant of the time he was a werewolf, given that he's completely hairless in early stories.
* ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk was occasionally shown to have chest/body hair, DependingOnTheArtist. Damn brave, whoever waxed him.
* ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules is a hairy guy.
* Franchise/{{Superman}}, during the John Byrne/Dan Jurgens era, although sometimes he gets a Kryptonian wax job.
* The titular character of ''ComicBook/SavageDragon''... and Barbaric, Mace, the Devil, Hellrazor and various other male characters drawn by Erik Larsen.
* The Neal Adams Franchise/{{Batman}} of the 1970s gained the sobriquet of "Hairy-Chested Love God" for strictly adhering to Type 1 of this trope in his depiction. ''ComicBook/BatmanOdyssey'' makes up for the time since the seventies run by having a naked, very hairy Bruce Wayne start every issue.
* Blackjak of the ''ComicBook/AtariForce'' second series was Type 1.
* Beast Boy AKA Changeling in ''Comicbook/TheNewTeenTitans'' when George Perez drew him.
* Comicbook/FlexMentallo, anyone?
* Vartox has one, easily seen because he wears an open vest with no shirt.
* Loki [[spoiler:God(dess) of Stories]] has one in their male form much to their pleasure.
* ComicBook/{{Hawkman}} has traditionally been depicted as having a very hairy chest. Since his most common costume is just a harness that goes across his chest and a pair of pants, it's often on display.

* Papa Smurf gets a man rug in [[HulkingOut Hulked Out]] mode due to "pheromone cologne" in the ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'' story "Papa's Big Crush".
* In ''Fanfic/BlindMansBluff", [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Nick]] has a Type One version of this. Ellis seems to like it.
* In ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'', Ash is revealed to have a healthy crop of body hair. Misty thinks he should shave it, while Iris finds it attractive and thinks he should grow it more.
* ''Fanfic/SkyholdAcademyYearbook'' continues the ''Franchise/DragonAge'' tradition of having fun with Varric's chest hair.

[[folder:Film - Animated]]
* Gaston's VillainSong in ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' has the line "[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar And every last]] inch of me's covered with hair!" sung as he rips open his shirt. In the theatrical release, it was subverted in that there wasn't ''much ''there. (Chest hair is remarkably difficult to animate unless you stylize it into a solid mat like Zangief's, which wouldn't have worked here.)
** There were most likely unforeseen (by Disney) circumstances with Gaston's brag. Get the BrainBleach out after you really think about it - Gaston just said ''every last inch'' of him is covered with hair. ...EW.
** Made more ironic by the fact that the Beast is distinctly more hairy than Gaston, thus making him more manly by Gaston's own standards.

[[folder:Film - Live-Action]]
* ''Film/JamesBond'' films:
** Creator/SeanConnery; it's lampshaded in ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'' when the Japanese massage girls are giggling over Bond's hairy chest.
--->'''Bond:''' Japanese proverb say, 'Bird never make nest in bare tree'.
** Creator/PierceBrosnan was one of the top sex symbols of TheNineties (and it even stretches back to his ''Series/RemingtonSteele'' days in TheEighties), so the producers would occasionally exploit the RuleOfSexy trope to display the actor's chest in scenes where it's completely unnecessary for the character to do so.
** Creator/PeterSellers as James Bond in the 1967 ''Casino Royale.'' ([[http://www.agonyboothmedia.com/images/articles/Casino_Royale_1967/casino_royale083.jpg Here's the visual]], if you're curious.)
* Parodied in ''Film/AustinPowers'', as it was the Connery-era movies they were pastiching. [[ViolentGlaswegian Fat Bastard]] as well.
%%* Leonard Nimoy.
* Sean Connery in ''Film/{{Zardoz}}''.
* Creator/EliRoth, particularly as the [[http://13.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_kp60u7eFMH1qa0z8lo1_400.jpg Bear]] [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_xIIZH3vQ75I/SvBYgILdnLI/AAAAAAAAA7k/LpojhOoQ498/s400/bear+jew.jpg Jew]].
* [[http://novelopinion1.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/burt_reynolds1.jpg Burt Reynolds]]. Slightly NSFW.
* Creator/ChuckNorris proudly displays one during the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLO1YIWQuXE climactic fight]] with Creator/BruceLee in ''Film/WayOfTheDragon''. It becomes a liability for him, though, as Bruce is able to grab onto it as a combat move.
%%* Sam Elliot.
* In ''Film/{{Barbarella}}'', Ugo Tognazzi [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iBuNz7Kv1jk/TJfxpzLaj1I/AAAAAAAAA50/Ev4dMH_dUWQ/s1600/Mark+Hand2.jpg is only slightly less hairy than his fur coat.]] And considering that ''[[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iBuNz7Kv1jk/TJfxuAPRhJI/AAAAAAAAA58/ZM1zHizh11E/s1600/Mark+Hand+3.gif this]]'' is the fur coat...
* Creator/SteveCarell's character Andy in ''Film/TheFortyYearOldVirgin'' although this was derided by his friends and led to the infamous chest waxing scene.
%%* Creator/MichaelSheen.
* Almost every character in ''Film/TheNailGunMassacre'' is covered by a thick layer of fur.
* In ''Film/TheManWithTwoBrains'', Steve Martin's new gold-digging wife comments that she likes smooth chests just as Martin reveals his hairy chest. She quickly corrects herself.
* Inverted in ''Film/DistrictNine''. Wikus starts out as an ObstructiveBureaucrat PunchClockVillain who happens to have a good amount of chest hair. The KarmicTransformation that causes him to turn into an ActionSurvivor and [[TookALevelInBadass take a level in badass]] also makes him gradually lose his hair--including his chest hair.
%%* Creator/ChrisEvans.
%%* Creator/RyanReynolds.
* Fangirls were ''very'' appreciative of this in the scene involving a [[NakedPeopleAreFunny completely naked]] (but for a [[SceneryCensor conveniently-placed hunk of cement]]) Creator/MarkRuffalo in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''. Why? Well -- because he's ''[[UnkemptBeauty Mark Ruffalo]]'', that's why.
* Superman in ''Film/ManOfSteel'' shows this off not only during his ShirtlessScene but during close up shots it noticeably sticks out from under his suit.
* In ''Film/LadyFrankenstein'', Thomas, the mentally retarded but physically perfect male specimen Tanya chooses to house the brain of her lover, has a thick mat of chest hair.

* A athlete of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doping_in_East_Germany#Effects_on_athletes East German female gymnastics team]] goes to the team doctor.
--> '''Athlete:''' Doctor, I've been having doubts about these pills we've been taking, I've noticed two side-effects.\\
'''Doctor:''' What's the first one?\\
'''Athlete:''' I've been growing hair on my chest.\\
'''Doctor:''' Anywhere else?\\
'''Athlete:''' Yes, on my balls, which is the other thing I wanted to talk about.

* ''Literature/BaileySchoolKids'': [[WolfMan Mr. Jenkins]]
* In ''Literature/{{Everworld}}'', Hercules apparently has two ''Film/AustinPowers'' movies' worth of chest hair.
* Esau in Literature/TheBible was a really outstanding example. He had a lot of hair on his body, so Rebeca disguised Jacob with goat skins and made the latter impersonate his brother in Isaac's presence, since the latter was almost blind.
* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' [[Franchise/StarTrekExpandedUniverse novel]] ''Imzadi'' Will Riker is attending a Betazoid wedding. As is traditional, everyone is naked. The woman next to him asks why human men are so hairy, referring to his chest. Will smiles and quips "traction." Apparently this story gets around (telepathic culture and all that), as after Will and Deanna have sex for the first time she fools around with said chest hair and repeats the quip. Read the first exchange [[http://books.google.com/books?id=mTJ3IUvX6eIC&pg=PA103&dq=imzadi+traction&hl=en&sa=X&ei=8VWZUbCEKInIyAHsuoDIBg&ved=0CDAQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=imzadi%20traction&f=false here]] and the second exchange [[http://books.google.com/books?id=mTJ3IUvX6eIC&pg=PA103&dq=imzadi+traction&hl=en&sa=X&ei=8VWZUbCEKInIyAHsuoDIBg&ved=0CDAQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=imzadi%20traction&f=false here]].
* ''Literature/TheElenium'': While patching up a sword cut he's received, Sephrenia compares Kalten to a blond rug.
* ''Literature/TheseWordsAreTrueAndFaithful:'' Ernie is a type 1 and takes every opportunity, both in person and on social media, to let everyone know.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Sam Beckett of ''Series/{{Quantum Leap}}'' is a Type 1.
* Sam Malone of ''Series/{{Cheers}}''
* Tom Selleck in ''Series/MagnumPI''
* Frank Lapidus in ''Series/{{Lost}}''
* Jim Halpert of all people in ''Series/{{The Office|US}}'' was shown to have an incredibly hairy chest. and there was much rejoicing. As did Creator/SteveCarell in an earlier episode.
* Lee Majors as Heath Barkley in ''The Big Valley''.
* ''Series/TrailerParkBoys'': Randy, the [[WalkingShirtlessScene always shirtless]] assistant is a Type 2.
* ''Series/MythBusters'': Jamie Hyneman is a Type 1.
* ''Series/DirtyJobs'': Mike Rowe is also a Type 1.
* Don Draper of ''Series/MadMen''.
* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': Commander Riker shows off a particularly thick man rug in the season one episode "Angel One," much to the amusement of Troi and Yar.
* In ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', Spock's one and only ShirtlessScene in "Patterns of Force" reveals a good deal of chest hair. It's made more obvious by the contrast with Kirk's smooth and hairless chest.
* In the Chilean SoapOpera ''Marron Glace: El Regreso'', SupremeChef [[EnsembleDarkhorse Pierre]] gains a rival in Ciro, who has a ''huge'' carpet of chest hair and is insanely proud of it. [[spoiler: It's a fake, though.]]
* ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}''
** One of Jerry's girlfriends prefers guys with smooth chests. Despite being a neat freak, Jerry can only shave his chest hair for a short while before it becomes too much.
** George Costanza
** Kramer, ''the'' KavorkaMan himself. In the above-mentioned episode where Jerry starts shaving his chest hair...
--->'''Kramer:''' Don't you know what's gonna happen? Every time you shave it, it's gonna come in thicker, and fuller, and darker!\\
'''Jerry:''' Oh, that's an old wives' tale.\\
'''Kramer:''' ''Is it?!'' Look at ''this!''\\
''[Kramer steps out of view of the camera and presumably shows Jerry his chest. Jerry recoils violently in disgust.]''\\
'''Jerry:''' What--what is that?!\\
'''Kramer:''' ''LOOK AT IT! LOOK AT IT!''
** Elaine's boyfriend David Puddy, played by Creator/PatrickWarburton
* Luke Danes from ''Series/GilmoreGirls''
* Doggie Kruger from ''Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger'' sports one, which is visible whenever he puts on his suit. Yeah, this dog has white chest fur. Obviously, he is a Type 1.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''.
** Warren Mears, revealed when Willow opens his shirt to torture him with that bullet.
** Another member of the nerd Trio, Jonathan, complains of Buffy grabbing his chest hair.
-->'''Buffy:''' Jonathan? [beat] You have chest hair?
* Brazilian actor [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ChkcZ4KYPbg/TUGZfZb0iQI/AAAAAAAADvk/nLXyOpMDeLE/s1600/tony.jpg Tony Ramos]], whose hairy body is frequently parodied by local comedians.
* Jayne Cobb in ''Series/{{Firefly}}''.
* Doug and Danny Heffernan in ''Series/TheKingOfQueens'', type II.
* Owen Sleater from ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'', in shocking contrast to his baby face.
* Discussed on ''Series/{{Frasier}}''. During the episode "Slow Tangle in Seattle," Daphne makes fun of Frasier. "You refer to your chest hair as your 'Rug of Love'." Although, it being Daphne, she pronounces it "roog."
* Of all the male cast members present on ''Series/{{SCTV}}'', one in particular got plenty of shirtless scenes and peeks at his chest carpet: ''Creator/EugeneLevy''. See almost any appearance as Bobby Bittman or "Earl's Travel Tips," where Earl Camembert takes a trip to St. Lucia and is seen shirtless on the beach. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Hy2QYSlpQ0 Good lord, it's like a shag rug.]]
* Earl has this in ''Series/MyNameIsEarl''. It started out with just his nipples during JuniorHigh, and [[KidsAreCruel the other kids used to tease him]]. Even though the rest of his chest has caught up, he still feels uncomfortable taking his shirt off in public.
* The first time Creegan (Robson Green) displays his manly chest in the UK series ''Touching Evil'' (pulling open his shirt in the middle to show a suspect he isn't wired), all you can see is hair.

* Music/{{KISS}}: Hairy chests very much on display in their stage costumes, notably Paul Stanley with the jumpsuit split to the waist and a truly luxurious carpet. [[http://images4.fanpop.com/image/photos/22300000/Paul-Stanley-kiss-22397645-755-1023.jpg Oh]] [[http://quizilla.teennick.com/user_images/I/IL/ILO/ILOVEPAULSTANLEY/1259782927_9508_full.jpeg yes]].
* Freddie Mercury of Music/{{Queen}} liked showing off his hairy chest during performances: think sequined jumpsuits transcending normal limits on scooped necks.
* Music/XJapan and [=Ra:IN=] guitarist [[Music/TomoakiIshizuka Pata]]
* David Lee Roth of Music/VanHalen. Chest hair and neon singlets.
* The one and only [[http://www.examiner.com/images/blog/wysiwyg/image/Tom_Jones_in_speedo.jpg Tom Jones]], of course.
* Music/IronMaiden's Music/BruceDickinson.
* Damon Albarn of Music/{{Blur}}, which is a [[http://i55.tinypic.com/muxzih.jpg great]] [[http://i54.tinypic.com/x6bplt.jpg contrast]] to his fairly girly face.
* Music/MichaelBolton in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bv5vMJKBAbo "Said I Loved You But I Lied."]] His shirt is open down to three buttons, showing off his chest hair while he sings from the top of a goddamned mountain and white horses run through fire on the beach below him.
* While [[Music/JoshGroban Josh Groban's]] record company was trying to figure out how to initially market him before the release of his first album, they did a photoshoot by a pool that was an attempt to make him appear as a BoyBand member. Apparently, he fits this trope to a T. Or, considering the [[OldShame photoshoot being discussed]], T shirts weren't being applied. Although when the images were discovered, there were quite a few jokes along the lines of [[PizzaBoySpecialDelivery "So, ma'am, would you like me to check your oil?"]], it's pretty hard to find a fan who saw them that minds that at all.
* Subverted in "Younger Men" by K.T. Oslin. According to these lyrics, apparently she prefers smooth chests:
--> Men my age, poor old darlings, they're worried and they're hairy
--> Some of them drink too much, whole lot of them are married
--> And honey, her I am on the threshold of all that fun
--> I'm gonna try my best to cross with a younger one"

--> Woah, look over here
--> We got a cute little ol' runner to the right
--> [[http://fitnationmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Crazy8-26.jpg Blue shorts, no shirt]]
--> Whoo! You're looking good darling
--> That's right, stay in shape
** When she performs [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPT3A1YZRos the live version]], K.T. [[SpokenWordInMusic says to the audience]] that she saw a [[http://shirtlessstars.blogspot.com/2011/11/jonathan-islas-fabian-rios-shirtless_30.html "cute little farmer"]] who was wearing [[http://shechive.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/shirtless-friday-162.jpg blue jeans and no shirt]].

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* The famed Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA World Heavyweight Champion Wrestling/LouThesz was considered to be something of a hunk in his early days and was famous for his hairy forearms. Rival Dick Hutton had enough chest hair to pin a dollar on.
* In the 1950s, Wrestling/PamperoFirpo's gimmick was being a WildMan with WildHair, a full beard and having a very hairy body. To drive it home, he also used a [[AnimalMotif bear hug and claw hold]].
* Miguel Perez debuted in the mid nineteen fifties as a smiling pretty boy wrestler and he indeed had a very pleasurable face. His ''body'' on other hand inspired some revulsion for it's hair. Miguel Perez Jr was even less pretty and even more hairy.
* In an industry that's always been about being as tough and manly as possible, this trope has been largely averted with professional wrestling since some time in the 1980s. Like bodybuilding (which many a wrestler have a professional background in), the presentation of muscularity is a huge deal in professional wrestling, especially in the mainstream. So, wrestlers take a cue from the sport of bodybuilding by shaving and waxing away body hair to reveal their chiseled physiques.
* [[Wrestling/GeorgeSteele George "The Animal" Steele]] may be the definitive example.
* [[Wrestling/ScottHall Scott "Razor Ramon" Hall]] rocked a hairy chest back in the day, as he was, of course "oozing machismo, mang" Also, Wrestling/ShawnMichaels had one in the mid-late 1990s, and Albert, who might as well be a real life Wolverine in the hairy chest department. Albert would often get chants of "Shave your back!" from the crowd. Unfortunately, this was often the ''only'' reaction he'd get.
* Wrestling/JoeyRyan has weaponized his excess body hair by shoving it into the eyes and mouths of his opponents.
* Wrestling/SamiZayn [[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/toryumonjapan/images/c/c7/Sami_Zayn.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20130902004050 shown here]] is notable since most of his good buddies like Wrestling/AdrianNeville and MrFanservice Wrestling/FergalDevitt have clean shaven chests, and he's an equally talented high-flyer.

* In the [[UsefulNotes/{{tennis}} tennis world]], Roger Federer has this trope down to the T. [[http://gototennis.com/2009/05/30/french-open-shocker-roger-federer-shirtless/ Christ, that's a lot of chest hair]].

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Zangief and Blanka in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII''. Zangief's chest hair is so iconic, that ''his Mecha costume'' has the equivalent in the form of a metal plate. And just in case you were concerned it isn't thick enough, they've also got a good growth of shin hair.
* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'':
** Jecht from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', which features prominently in the Dissidia verse.
** Al-Cid from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' has the 70s open-shirt type.
** Nyx in '' VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'', during a {{Fanservice}} shot of him lounging around without a shirt toying with magic.
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' has Saxton Hale, CEO of Mann Co, the company producing gear used in the game. He is always depicted bare chested and his chest hair grows in the shape of Australia. He's also the hero of ''Saxton Hale's Thrilling Tales'' as a pastiche of Steve Irwin: "You Will Believe a Shark can Cry". According to a comic about the Engineer Update, chest hair is a quality shared by all Australian men, implied to be brought about by Australium, a mineral that not only is responsible for their hyper-advanced technology but brings about literal TestosteronePoisoning (even Australian women have bushy mustaches). Hidden images in the update indicate that the Engineer's grandfather, Radigan Conagher, also developed a patch of chest hair (in the shape of Texas) and a bushy mustache in response to Australium exposure.
* ''VideoGame/StarFox'': Who'd think someone like Wolf O'Donnell would get one in his ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Super Smash Bros. Brawl]]'' appearance? He's the Type 1 variety, too, when judged by his whole costume!
* [[DepravedBisexual Vamp]] in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'' has [[MrFanservice type one]] of these, distinguishing from and adding to the subtext between him and his {{Bishonen}} opponent, Raiden.
* ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'': Marduk was the only male character by default to have chest hair in the games, a departure from all of the other guys, who look like they have waxed chests. Ganryu can also be customized to have chest hair, but he's a type 2. Miguel later joined the cast in 6.
* Both [[http://ui12.gamespot.com/2379/shadow_2.png Shadow the Hedgehog]] and [[http://www.firstcomicsnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/chara_silver.gif Silver the Hedgehog]] from the Franchise/{{Sonic|TheHedgehog}} games have a notable "chest fur".
* Nathaniel "Rock" Adams from the ''VideoGame/SoulCalibur'' series is a Type 1, and part of his customizable outfit in ''Soul Calibur IV'' allows any other man to have chest hair, as well.
* Yangus is a type 2 in ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII''. Morrie, the master of the Monster Arena, has chest hair proudly displayed in his flamboyant outfit. In-universe, he's a KavorkaMan, since he has a large amount of female followers who fawn over him.
* Varric from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII''. Type 1 variety. This is frequently commented upon by the other characters; Fenris mentions that the [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame traditional dwarven beard]] seems to have fallen onto his chest.
* Detective Inspector Grosky of the ''VideoGame/ProfessorLayton'' series has a rather large amount of chest hair protruding from his overly tight suit. He'd like to be type 1, but occasionally shows shades of type 2.
* Generally [[AvertedTrope Averted]] in ''VideoGame/JadeEmpire'' with the player characters, but very present on [[BoisterousBruiser The Black Whirlwind.]]
* A mighty weird example from popular DOS era fighting game ''VideoGame/OneMustFall2097''. No, not on any of the humans in the game (including more than a few likely suspects), but one of the ''robots''. The Thorn is the game's Zangief, a [[MightyGlacier slow but powerful]] grappling specialist, and possessed of [[http://onemustfall.wikia.com/wiki/Thorn a prominent pattern on its chest shaped exactly like thick chest hair]].
* ''VideoGame/PunchOut'' - As befitting a Canadian logger, Bear Hugger has one in the shape of a pine tree.
* Hayreddin Barbarossa, holder of the Pirate asterisk from ''VideoGame/BravelyDefault'' is a Type 1 and has a very thick patch of ''seafoam-colored'' chest hair prominently displayed since he wears a BadassLongcoat, but no shirt underneath.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Commander Badass from ''Webcomic/ManlyGuysDoingManlyThings'' has the Type 1 variety. He once challenged Varric from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' to a contest to determine who had the manliest chest hair. His nemesis, Canadian Guy, also has one.
* ''{{Webcomic/Erfworld}}'': Stanley, in his ''Music/{{KISS}}''-inspired war outfit.
* One webcomic (whose name is lost to the depths of time) featured a KavorkaMan who chalked up his luck with women to having chest hair that grew in the shape of the ''Superman shield.''
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' has General Tarquin showing off his here [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0749.html here]]. (For the record, nothing happened - and boy, did he not take that gracefully...)
* ''Webcomic/BloodyUrban'' has Murray, a werewolf with some very impressive chest hair.
* Skoll from ''Webcomic/ChasingIce'' has a pretty impressive hairy chest.
* ''Webcomic/ScandinaviaAndTheWorld''':
** Canada: [[http://satwcomic.com/canada-the-bishie The hairiest Bishonen EVER]].
** And [[http://satwcomic.com/sports-are-not-for-sissies Turkey]], as well.
* From the same artist, ''[[Webcomic/{{Niels}} Niels]]'s'' Agent 300. So much that EvenTheGuysWantHim.
* The titular character of ''Webcomic/TheWolfAtWestonCourt'' Loup is revealed to be fairly hirsute when he dresses down for a shave. He ''is'' a LittleBitBeastly after all.
* Time from ''Webcomic/{{Deities}}'' is covered in hair.
* ''WebComic/DevilsDust'': It's not much but you can definitely notice it through [[TheBigGuy Bones]]' tank top.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Todd and Detective Winters of WebVideo/WhereTheBearsAre have hairy chests. Wood's chest is less dense, but he has much more body hair to make up for it.
* Blake Belladonan's father Ghira in WebAnimation/RWBY has a notably hairy chest, even with the limited animation of RWBY's CGI.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* The surprisingly manly-looking tennis pony [[FanNickname Ace]] in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Call of the Cutie", who comes with this, sideburns, ''and'' a BadassMustache. Some fans have noted [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed a resemblance between him and Andre Agassi.]]
* {{Averted|Trope}} in ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers''. Brock Sampson has every other over-the-top manly stereotype going on, but they couldn't give him the Carpet of Virility because it over-complicated his animation. Jackson and Doc lament this during at least one commentary track. Occasionally in early episodes, you can still see evidence of it around his clothes.
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' has Grunkle Stan. When [[CheerfulChild Mabel]] tries to shave his hairy chest in "Dipper vs. Manliness", it comes back almost immediately.
* The Scotsman from ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack''.
* The ''{{Popeye}}'' cartoon "Be Kind to Aminals" has Popeye grow chest hair when he eats his spinach.
* Bill Dauterive from ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' is the hairiest guy in the alley and quite firmly a Type 2, although given his history he was likely a Type 1 before he got married.
* Carl Brutananadilewski from ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' is a solid Type 2.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Averted with most bodybuilders, as they shave and wax away unwanted body hair in order to reveal their muscular physique.
* Spanish actor Eduardo Capetillo, whose incredibly hairy chest is somewhat (in)famous among telenovela fans.
* Creator/CharlieCox is so associated with this that fans were disappointed to learn he shaved his chest to play Matt Murdock in ''Series/Daredevil2015''.
* Creator/RobinWilliams, although he didn't really fit into either type. Instead he was pretty much a category all his own.
--> ''I need science to ''help'' me! '''Look at this.''' I've had people say to me, "Don't wear fur," and I have to tell them "Fuck off, lady, it's '''me!!'''" I'm a fucking Chia Pet!''
* Alec Baldwin. ''[[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-m--ce20UyPI/Tg0S_Gn1m5I/AAAAAAAAAKc/Vul2llgQ0Ek/s1600/whitepantsalec.jpg A lot]].'' (He's getting into Type 2 territory now, though.)
* Creator/MarkRuffalo is famous both for being a male UnkemptBeauty and for his chest hair.
* Creator/ChrisFarley, as anyone who's seen the ''[[Series/SaturdayNightLive SNL]]'' Chippendales sketch or Film/BillyMadison can attest.