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->''"Under the nightmare of Communism, moustaches were, of course, compulsory."''
-->-- ''ComicBook/TomorrowStories'', written by Creator/AlanMoore

It used to be that things were simple: {{The Hero}}es had faces smoother than a baby's bottom and {{Villains}} had long, thin, oily [[DastardlyWhiplash moustaches to twirl]] after tying the DistressedDamsel to a [[ChainedToARailway set of train tracks]]. Then along came the grizzled [[TheDrifter Drifter]] with his five o'clock shadow, TheGunslinger with his proud beard, and other {{Antihero}}es who broke out of old archetypes. Thanks to these brave pioneers in the fight for facial follicle freedom it's been okay for heroes to have beards, villains to be clean-shaven, and {{Antihero}}es to blur the lines. However, much like superhero costumes there are still guidelines for who can get away with what.

By default {{Heroes}} tend towards clean shaves, whether it's because of artistic inertia or simple cultural popularity is up for grabs.[[note]]It is worth noting that the last United States President with any facial hair whatsoever is William Howard Taft, meaning our last century of Presidents has been clean-shaven.[[/note]] Sometimes movies made in countries or/of eras that are friendlier to facial hair have a higher number of heroes and extras with beards and moustaches, though it is still very common to find anachronistically clean shaven male main characters. A full, thick, and above all '''well trimmed''' beard is almost always a sign of the good guys (Dwarves, TheMentor, Santa, etc). You will never, ever see a good character with a [[YellowPeril Fu Manchu]] moustache, nor one with a pencil thin moustache, unless you are watching an Creator/ErrolFlynn movie, or in fact any movie from the 1930s or 40s. [[PermaStubble Stubbles]] are an exception, as they're usually a sign of {{Antihero}}ism and badassitude.

{{Villains}} with beards tend to either have long wispy ones, short fancy ones, or wild and unkempt ones. This depends entirely on [[EvilMakeover what flavor their villainy has]]. Sophisticated villains tend towards clean shaves and devil goatees and will almost always be very fastidious about their appearance. [[BeardOfBarbarism Savage villains are likelier to have a full on uncontrolled beard, possibly with braids or dreadlocks]]. Back alley thugs or unsavory types are likely to keep thin and scraggly beards, in line with their ratty appearance.

An AntiHero, of course, can go either way, although they rarely have the wispy beards. PermaStubble is popular for antiheroic characters (as well as the generally badass) as a contrast to clean-shaven heroes. One pop culture extreme is to get incredibly elaborate patterns in a full beard. Again, this depends on if the Anti-Hero is the grungy unkempt kind or is going for a Blade like extravagance.

For EvilMinions and foot soldiers one of the few perks they enjoy is complete freedom to go overboard with their beards: long braids, intricate patterns, pencil thin flame designs and more are common. The punk/grunge/barbarian image their intricate styles boast is an excellent cue that they'll soon be wishing they'd spent less time grooming and more practicing to dodge an OffhandBackhand.

Slicked-back hair seems to be a common feature of a number of [[TheBully school bullies]] and [[CorruptCorporateExecutive evil businessmen]] types.

Whether a woman's hairstyle is good or evil depends on when the show was filmed. The good hairstyle of 2009--long, sexy, but not too smooth--would have been seen only on a villain (like Cruella Deville) fifty years earlier. In contrast, the bad hairstyle of 2009--big, teased, with floofy bangs--was the good hairstyle of 1985. The implication is that heroines are slaves of fashion while villains are dowdy and out of date.

See also ExpositoryHairstyleChange, ExpressiveHair, EvilBrunetteTwin, FunnyAfro, HairColors, HairReboot, ImportantHaircut, BeardOfEvil and BaldOfEvil. Compare GoodScarsEvilScars.

!Examples of Characters who Exemplify or Just Have Particular Facial and Head Hairstyles:



[[folder:TheMentor and Other Mentors]]
These type of characters often have a neat '''full beard'''--especially if they are [[EccentricMentor a wise old wizard]]. The odder the mentor, the less tidy his beard.

Invoked in RealLife UsefulNotes/ImperialGermany where teachers were contractually required to wear a beard.

* Dr. King Schultz from ''Film/DjangoUnchained''
* ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'': Professor Henry Jones, Sr.
* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi.

* Belgarath of the ''Literature/{{Belgariad}}'' has a neatly trimmed beard. His "brothers" (fellow disciples of the God Aldur) also have beards--long and wispy for the twins Beltira and Belkira, and unkempt birds-nest for Beldin.
* Albus Dumbledore (''Literature/HarryPotter'')
* Gandalf (''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'')

* [[{{Invisibility}} Claude's]] beard on ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', though this may have something to with being a HomelessHero and a HomelessPigeonPerson. It was also to make him less obviously The Doctor.
* Another professor, Maximilian Arturo in ''Series/{{Sliders}}''.
* A famous example in Commander William Riker's beard in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' which not only signaled the moment when he was a Kirk clone no more but also created the trope GrowingTheBeard marking when the series started improving to become the television classic it would be.
* [[CoolOldGuy Bobby Singer]] on ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''.

* The entire [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame stock fantasy race]] of Dwarves (and yes, if female dwarves exist at all, they have beards too), usually ''priding themselves'' on the fullness and thickness of their beards and sometimes styling them elaborately.
* OlderThanPrint: The first example is Merlin, Myth/KingArthur's famous advisor, who is always drawn/filmed/described as having a long beard, which was copied by Gandalf and Dumbledore.
** Subverted by the [[Series/{{Merlin}} BBC series]], which depicts Merlin as a clean-shaven teenager.
* Popular depictions of UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} typically portray him with a thick beard and [[WildHair long hair]].

* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'': Velen.
* ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'':
** Antonidas.
** Medivh.
* Both Gorion and Elminster from ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'' have the wizard beard variety.
* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' recruiting Warden, Duncan.

* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', Avatar Roku and Uncle Iroh both sport the "Sage Graybeard" variety of facial hair, as befits "good" characters (in spite of their both being from the otherwise AlwaysChaoticEvil Fire Nation).

[[folder:Cops, Private Eyes, and Plumbers]]
These type of characters are pretty likely to have a '''Thick Moustache''' or '''PornStache''', though this is the hardest hair to pin down. This is something of a JustifiedTrope insofar as before 1980, the dress codes of some urban police departments mandated mustaches for men, as there was a perception that they made cops look older and more authoritative. Even now "moustache" is a French slang term for "policeman." In British shows [[TheBrigadier senior military personnel]] will often have a moustache for similar reasons, probably a Kitchener-style handlebar.

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* Soichiro Yagami in ''Manga/DeathNote'' (with the exception of the live-action movies)--subject to a LampshadeHanging about he is "obviously a cop".
* [[PrivateDefective Kogoro Mouri]], [[TheLestrade Juzo Megure]] and [[DaChief Heizo Hattori]] in ''Manga/DetectiveConan''. Also Yusaku Kudo, [[SubvertedTrope despite not being a policeman and only VERY rarely acting as a detective]].

* Commissioner Gordon in most versions of ''Franchise/{{Batman}}''.
* Detective Walsh from ''ComicBook/StrangersInParadise''.
* Thomson & Thompson (a k a Dupont & Dupond) from ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}''. One has a slight curl to his mustache, which seems to be the only way to tell them apart.

* Captain Bosch from ''Film/{{CHUD}}'' had a moustache.
* Captain Gordon from ''Film/GodzillaFinalWars'' sported a badass moustache, which suited a character so awesome he only spoke English in a Japanese movie (that and he was willing to take on Godzilla in a ''fistfight'').
* In the live-action ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' film, Barricade's holographic driver was a police officer simply called "mustache man" by the filmmakers.
* In the ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' movies, Charlie Swan has an awesome 'stache.
* In ''{{Film/RoadGames}}'', the trucker Pat Quid has a typical blue collar 80s moustache. He is stalked by a {{serial killer}} with an unkempt beard and mullet.

* ''Series/MagnumPI'' had Magnum himself--Tom Selleck's mustache is legendary.
* Rembrandt "Crying Man" Brown from ''Series/{{Sliders}}'', a musician with more soul than any mere soulpatch could carry.
* Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart, in ''Series/DoctorWho''.
* ''Series/{{Monk}}'''s Captain Stottlemeyer sports this distinctive mustache.
* Lampshaded on ''Series/That70sShow'' when Kelso joins the police academy and grows a mustache purely because of his new career choice.
* In keeping with some of the more "mildly trustworthy" points on the scale illustrated, Ray Carling from ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'' and ''Series/AshesToAshes'' has a droopy moustache which could either be full or the "RS Jake" horseshoe, and he is often rather more on the CowboyCop end of things for Sam Tyler or Alex Drake's comfort.

* The Music/BeastieBoys all wear fake mustaches in their video for "Sabotage", which parodies cop shows of the 70's/80's.

* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros'': Mario and Luigi are mustachioed heroes, as a simple mouth on the primitive game sprites wouldn't show as well.
** In ''[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga]]'', "Stache" is the statistic with the functions normally associated with Luck.
* Kai Kitamura from ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars Original Generation''. The "older and more authoritative" part especially kicks in when he recruits most of the younger members of the group into a single team.
** The SuperRobot Soulgain also sports a metal moustache, though its pilot Axel Almer doesn't sport one. And yes, he's still a military man.
* Colonel Stephon Ely, from the ''VideoGame/{{Crusader}}'' series of games, has a thick moustache and chomps a cigar (which he never actually smokes, probably because the actor didn't).

* Every cop in ''Webcomic/AxeCop'', along with ever-present aviator shades.
* [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2011-11-11 Park Ranger Simpson]] in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' has a friendly mutton chops beard.

[[folder:Very Long, Flowing Hair]]
This type of hair is [[LongHairIsFeminine a sign of femininity]], both in women and in {{Pretty Boy}}s. In anime it's a staple of the YamatoNadeshiko. [[HimeCut Add some perfectly level bangs and sidelocks over the shoulders]] and it also suggests an air of courtly, stately grace.

[[AC:{{Anime}} and {{Manga}}]]
* Subverted in ''Anime/CodeGeass'', where several female characters have hair like this (Nunnally, Marianne, Shirley, Euphy), but the one with the longest and wavier hair is... a ''cute little boy'' named V.V.

[[AC:{{Film}} - Animated]]
* Almost every Franchise/DisneyPrincess ever, though averted by Disney/SnowWhite and Disney/{{Cinderella}} who have shorter 30's and 50's inspired hairstyles, and Tiana from ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' who lives in TheRoaringTwenties.

* In ''Literature/TheLegendOfDrizzt'' books, Drizzt Do'Urden is a heroic white-haired pretty boy.
* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', where Dothraki men wear their hair long, and it's considered the height of masculinity. as a warrior must cut his hair if he loses a fight. The longer his hair, the longer he's been winning. Khal Drogo died with his hair never cut--not many men can say that.

* Morgana and Guinevere from ''Series/{{Merlin}}''. In Guinevere's RagsToRiches story-arc she goes from practical buns to long, flowing hair, whilst Morgana's JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope arc takes her from shiny, flowing tresses to a bird's nest of messy hair that seems to include dreadlocks.
* On ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' every single one of Clark's love interests have long hair, Lana in particular; contrast with his [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Unlucky Childhood Friend]] Chloe, whose hair never goes past her shoulders.

* In [[RolePlayingGame RPGs]], it's usually the WhiteMagicianGirl who has the longest tresses.
* Midna from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' wears her hair in a very long ponytail (so that it can [[PrehensileHair act as a hand]]); she is, however, a {{Tsundere}} instead. [[spoiler:In her true form, she has an odd form of OjouRinglets, which are joined at her neck like bonnet strings.]]

* Subverted by the perceptions of the ancient Spartans, who considered their warriors as the pinnacle of masculine beauty with their muscles and long hair. There's a story that Spartan law required men to wear their hair long, as it made the handsome ones look even more handsome and the ugly ones even uglier. Before fighting, they would often get their hair styled as part of their preparation for death.
** Although according to legend this was because after a certain war against their eternal rivals Argos the Spartans, who up until then had worn their hair short, started to wear it long while it was vice versa for the Argives.
* In TheMiddleAges, long hair was a mark of a free man; serfs had to wear it short. In Bavaria, "G'scherter" (shorn one) is still an insult meaning something like "ignorant peasant".

[[folder:Unkempt, shaggy, or long hair]]
This type of hair on a man often indicates that he is a NatureHero, or otherwise close to nature.

[[AC:{{Anime}} and {{Manga}}]]
* ''Manga/{{Inuyasha}}'': The title character, who is half dog-demon.

* Wolfriders in ''ComicBook/ElfQuest''.
* Jerom from ''ComicBook/SuskeEnWiske'' (Spike and Suzy) has shaggy long(er) hair, and a beard. He's also a time-displaced caveman.

* Wulfgar of the ''Literature/TheLegendOfDrizzt'' books has shaggy, long hair.

* ''Franchise/{{Tarzan}}'': Tarzan is usually portrayed as having long hair due to living in the wild, though curiously he rarely has a beard. (This goes back to [[Literature/TarzanOfTheApes the original novel]], in which he learns about shaving from an abandoned book and adopts the practice as a reminder to himself that he's a man and not an ape.)
** The [[Disney/{{Tarzan}} Disney one]] has long dreadlocks.

[[folder:Good Goatees]]
This type of facial hair is rare, but not unheard of. They often indicate that the character is mysterious or an outsider.

* Both [[ComicBook/IronMan Comicverse]] and [[Film/IronMan Movieverse]] versions of Tony Stark have been known to rock the goatee.
* Comicbook/DoctorStrange occasionally sports a goatee. All his incarnations (except for a DorkAge version best forgotten) have had some variety of 'stache.
* Creator/DCComics hero ComicBook/GreenArrow has a big bushy goatee (but he was clean-shaven on ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', where only Lionel Luthor may have facial hair).
** Oliver Queen started out clean-shaven in the comic-books as well. When Denny O'Neil started writing him and he became a hippie (Queen, that is, not O'Neil), he grew his goatee in part to signify that he was 'hip' and 'sticking it to TheMan'. That, and it would offer a nice contrast with his clean-shaved temporary partner Hal "ComicBook/GreenLantern" Jordan.
** Ollie's goatee in its fullest glory was truly a thing to behold, as some artists would draw it long enough that it started to curl back up again at the end, and in extreme cases, made it actually ''fork'' into two distinct curls, one on each side.

* Jack and Will both sport goatees in ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''. The "van Dyck" style goatee was popular in the era the films were set.

* Can we count [[Literature/{{Discworld}} Lord Vetinari]] as on the Hero team?
** No, but you can count the heroes on the [[MagnificentBastard Vetinari Team]]…
* It's debatable whether he's a good character, an AntiHero, or just a MagnificentBastard, but Willy Wonka sports a black goatee. At least in the [[Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory original book]] he does: [[Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory both films]] and virtually all of the parodies have him appear clean-shaven. Creator/DouglasHodge went with a (makeup-assisted) chin tuft '''and''' thin, neatly-shaped mustache as Wonka in [[Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory the 2013 stage adaptation]], a combination that suggests this particular Wonka is, indeed, antiheroic. His successor in the role, Alex Jennings, returned to the clean-shaven approach (though when he first publicly performed as the character at the 2014 Olivier Awards, he ''did'' have the hair, and understudies follow Hodge's example).
* Atticus O'Sullivan from ''Literature/IronDruidChronicles'' typically wears a red goatee.

* ''Series/{{ReGenesis}}'''s Carlos Serrano, who's also balding.
* Worf of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' brought honor to the goatee and little else.
** Likewise, Captain Sisko looked pretty badass with his facial hair in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''.
* Telemachus Rhade from ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'' is another WarriorPoet who carried a goatee.
* Ronon Dex of ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' is another goateed ProudWarriorRaceGuy.
* Ironically, the very goatee styled as "Very Evil" in the picture above sat one the only non-evil character in his entire universe: Mirror Spock, who was at worst an anti-hero and more likely a hero with a bad start, and either way a NiceJobBreakingItHero.
* Marcus Cole of ''Series/BabylonFive'' has very villain-typical black hair and facial hair, despite being heroic, self-sacrificing, and occasionally outright silly.
* Entirely {{lampshaded}} by Abed in ''Series/{{Community}}'' when he cuts out construction paper black goatees and gives them to the newly christened Evil Study Group, an ''alternate universe'' evil version of the Greendale gang.

* Paul Denton, brother of the hero of ''VideoGame/DeusEx''.
** Adam Jensen of ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'' and ''VideoGame/DeusExMankindDivided'', [[FanFic/MassEffectHumanRevolution as one fanfiction puts it]]: "Take over the ship? Why does everyone suspect the worst of [Adam], hm? It must be the beard. That fine, EvilOverlord [[BeardOfEvil Beard]] worthy of Cesare Borgia." Adam is one of the unequivocally good characters in the ''Deus Ex'' franchise.
* Gordon Freeman of ''VideoGame/HalfLife'' fame mixes the mentor's full beard with a more compact cut when battling oppression and {{Eldritch Abomination}}s. Apparently even the G-Man thought it was cool enough to keep, despite being a cold, logical person, and practically ''owning Gordon's soul''.
* Ezio Auditore da Firenze from the ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' series. Since we meet Ezio when he is seventeen and see the rest of his life, we also see the development of the beard.
* The Prince in the ''VideoGame/PrinceOfPersia'' series sports a goatee, but is a fairly classic hero much of the time.
* Jak trades in his soulpatch for a goatee at the start of ''VideoGame/Jak3Wastelander''. His personality changes as well: though still bitter and an AntiHero, he's decidedly less tortured and no longer hell-bent on revenge.

* Hinjo from ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' sports a goatee. He's also a ''paladin'' and is consistently portrayed to be a reasonable, sensible and above all noble person.

* In ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', John "GreenLantern" Stewart both [[ImportantHaircut shaved his head]] {{bald| of awesome}} ''and'' grew a goatee.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': Kanan Jarrus, for the first two seasons, before he grew a BeardOfSorrow.

* Real life king of Sweden Karl IX (ruled 1604-1611) not only sported a van Dyck, he also arranged the hair on his balding head in the shape of a cross. If this is good or bad hair will be left unsaid, he DID order a bloodbath to get rid of some rivals…


[[folder:Fu Manchu Mustaches and/or Wispy Beards]]
This type of facial hair is usually on characters who are villains and/or are Asian.

[[AC:{{Anime}} and {{Manga}}]]
* Since it was based on ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'', so do quite a few villains from the original ''Anime/{{Dragonball}}''.

* Mandarin, a YellowPeril supervillain from the Franchise/MarvelUniverse, has a very prominent Fu Manchu.
* ComicBook/RasAlGhul--one of Franchise/{{Batman}}'s arch-nemeses.
* In ''ComicBook/TheAuthority'', Asian dictator/terrorist Kaizen Gamorra is depicted with one.

* Literature/FuManchu, obviously, has the Fu Manchu moustache (but only since the [[Film/TheMaskOfFuManchu film]] [[Film/TheFiendishPlotOfDrFuManchu adaptations]], not in the original books).
* ''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina'': David Lo Pan had the stereotypical Asian long and wispy beard.
* ''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}'': Ming the Merciless--the name says it all.
* Pai Mei in ''Film/KillBill'' is one of the few Asian heroes with one. Granted, he ''was'' a dick.
** And in his original appearances in 60s kung fu flicks, he was an outright villain.
** Indeed, Bill describes him as a [[RetiredMonster rotten bastard]] who's massacred hundreds for reasons as petty as not returning to his friendly nod. He just happens to be mentoring the morally grey protagonist for awhile.
** For what it's worth, not returning a superior's bow WAS and is a really big deal in many Asian cultures, but massacring hundreds of peaceful monks was still a thoroughly evil reaction.

* As did half the villains from ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest''.
* In Creator/RobertEHoward's Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/AWitchShallBeBorn", Constantius makes up for not being Asian by twirling his mustache.

* Many Klingons sported one, especially in ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''.

* Creator/GilbertAndSullivan's operetta ''Theatre/{{Ruddigore}}'' makes heavy use of this trope: Sir Despard Murgatroyd, the evil Baron of Ruddigore, usually has an evil goatee. Upon his HeelFaceTurn, he shaves it off, whilst his brother Ruthven grows a twirly mustache and does a simultaneous FaceHeelTurn, also donning a monocle and top hat. Upon Ruthven's HeelFaceTurn at the end, he discards these. Also, Ruthven's sidekick Old Adam's beard usually gets much scruffier when he is evil.

* Fructose Riboflavin of ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'' sports a wispy goatee in his true form, though he [[VoluntaryShapeshifting disguises]] himself frequently.

* Averted in the web comic ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', where Soon the paladin sports a Fu Manchu.
** Played straight, however, with [[TheEvilPrince scheming noble]] Daimyo Kubota.
*** Even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Vaarsuvius in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0596.html this comic]].
*** Of course, in an Eastern-flavored setting, it would be far more likely for there to be a lot of men sporting such facial hair.
* EvilChancellor Magon from ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' sports one of these. Torg even uses it as one of the criteria for [[http://www.sluggy.com/daily.php?date=990705 determining whether he's a bad guy]].

* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'': Unicron has a Fu Manchu, which is appropriate for a PlanetEater.
** Scourge from the original ''WesternAnimation/{{Transformers| Generation 1}}'' has a metal Fu Manchu, as do his clones (made by Unicron).
** Averted as well with Wreck-Gar, however.
* Averted with Mysto from ''WesternAnimation/{{Mixels}}''. He is the heroic leader of the Nindjas, and sports a Fu Manchu to highlight his OldMaster personality.
* In ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'' the villainous Lord Shen had a pair of feathers on the sides of his beak that resembles a Fu Manchu. He's noticeably one of the few characters in the franchise to have facial structures akin to human hairstyles.

[[folder:The male EvilTwin]]
This type of character will invariably have a Goatee.

[[AC:{{Anime}} and {{Manga}}]]
* Yoki, a former CorruptBureaucrat and DirtyCoward of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' has one, although he later becomes more likable; Buccaneer also wears one, but he's an incredibly badass good-guy.

* In the ''ComicBook/TransformersShatteredGlass'' series, the mirror universe Rodimus Prime has a goatee. [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Image:Rodimus_goatee.jpg It looks about as silly as it sounds.]]

* In one film version of ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'', the villain Tybalt sports a soul patch that ends up having the same effect as a goatee would.

* The Master from ''Series/DoctorWho'' sports a goatee in the incarnations played by both Roger Delgado and Anthony Ainley. [[spoiler: And by Creator/JohnSimm in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E11WorldEnoughAndTime World Enough and Time]]"/"[[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E12TheDoctorFalls The Doctor Falls]]".]]
* Another "Mirror, Mirror" homage comes from ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'', in which Tom and Gypsy get transported into an alternate dimension version of Deep 13 run by an Evil Mike. Evil Mike has a goatee.
* ''Series/StargateSG1'':
** In the episode "Point of View", Apophis in the AlternateUniverse had a goatee, as did Teal'c (who, in this universe, was still his First Prime). Perhaps inspired by "Mirror, Mirror" (Spock and Teal'c are both TheStoic of their teams), the alternate universe Teal'cs seem to be exactly the same ''except'' for their varying hair styles.
** In the fourth season, "our" Teal'c himself sported a goatee (actually it was more like a chin caterpillar) for a short while.
** Also, the villain Heru'ur also sports a goatee, complete with BaldOfEvil.
* The evil goatee originated with one of the most memorable episodes from ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', ''Mirror Mirror'', with a trip to a MirrorUniverse of evil duplicates. Spock's duplicate had the goatee; ironically, he was [[TokenGoodTeammate the only one who wasn't really evil]].
** About 13 minutes into ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine DS9]]'' episode "Defiant", we see William Riker (a good guy; see way, way, above) [[spoiler:pull off the sides to reveal himself to actually be... William "Tom" Riker, his transporter-produced twin, who now wears an ("evil") goatee instead of a ("good") full beard! Oh no!]]

* Dr. Eggman from the ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'' series has a moustache, and so does some of his robots.

* In [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0039.html this]] ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'' webcomic, Governor Sio Bibble, Queen Amidala's trusted advisor, is described as having a goatee, although it actually seems to be just a beard. Based the description, the players immediately decide he can't be trusted. Bonus points for linking to both this page and EvilChancellor.
* In the evil mirror universe of ''Webcomic/DinosaurComics'', the protagonists all have goatees. Even being big reptiles. The arc begins [[http://www.qwantz.com/index.php?comic=34 here]].
* Dave Davenport of ''WebComic/{{Narbonic}}'' had one, blurring the line due the the main characters being {{villain protagonist}}s.
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' played this one straight: Elan's evil twin Nale sports a goatee--and Haley, being GenreSavvy, suspected he was evil well before it was actually revealed for exactly this reason. Nale later takes advantage of this by [[spoiler:cutting off his own goatee and sticking it to Elan's chin with Sovereign Glue]]. Nale also later admits he sports a goatee in honour of this trope, saying it is not just for show, it is a part of the Linear Guild's whole evil opposites theme.

* Website/GaiaOnline's T-Bone, the mechanically-separated incarnation of Timmy's inner evil. Evilest act to date? Trying to have Santa Claus, [[ItMakesSenseInContext who was a cow at the time]], cooked for Christmas dinner.
* MirrorUniverse Makes-Things in ''WebOriginal/ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum''.

* The Fire Lords of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' all have goatees. Ozai ''really'' should have read the EvilOverlordList Item # 35...
* ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'': Buzz's evil twin.
* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' contains the same {{homage}} in the MirrorUniverse episode, giving the 10-year-old evil leader negative Number 4 a goatee: "It makes me look ''[[CardCarryingVillain e-e-e-eviler]]''!"
* This was subverted in ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'', when Bender's goateed twin Flexo turned out to be the good Bender, while Bender was the evil Bender.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'''s yet-another-parody-of the-Star-Trek-episode episode "Rearview Mirror Mirror", the evil alternate Coop has, you guessed it, a goatee.
** Then again, so does regular Coop. Evil Coop's primary difference was that he was ''skinny''.
* Likewise, everyone from the evil parallel dimension in the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Spookyfish" has a goatee, including the alternate version of Cartman, who is much nicer than the normal Cartman.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/SushiPack'', the Pack was sent to a mirror universe where all the males had goatees and all the females had heavy eyeshadow, regardless of whether they were good or evil.

[[folder:Communists and Other Cold War-era Baddies]]
These type of characters will often have a Lenin '''open goatee''', Stalin '''full mustache''', or a full-on '''Marx beard'''.

* "By the Whiskers of [[CaptainErsatz Kürvi]] [[UsefulNotes/JosefStalin Tasch]]!" was the stock required greeting in [[{{Ruritania}} Borduria]], the ''ComicBook/{{Tintin}}'' series's expy for [[UsefulNotes/ColdWar Eastern Europe]]. The Josef Stalin full handlebar moustache ([[LawOfChromaticSuperiority black and red]]?) was also the symbol of the state party.

* Many ''Film/JamesBond'' supporting characters fall into this, although no BigBad in any Bond film was bearded until Hugo Drax in ''Film/{{Moonraker}}''.
* In Hitchcock's ''Film/{{Topaz}}'', most Cubans had Fidel Castro's beard, and even uniform, maybe suggesting a personality cult or anything. They were sometimes hard to differentiate: the main villain, fortunately [[ColourCodedForYourConvenience was red-bearded]]. Fortunately, female Cubans did not sport beards.

* Yuri in the video game ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2'' can almost be mistaken for Lenin. That is, if you ignore the tattoo and the psychic amplifier bolted to his head.
** And then we have ''[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3 Red Alert 3]]'', which has Creator/TimCurry.

[[folder:Female Communists]]
This type of character may have helmet hair.

* Colonel Irina Spalko in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull''.

* ''Series/{{Alias}}'': Not quite the same role, but the same 'do -- Sydney Bristow has such a wig when she pretends to be a Russian soldier.
* ''Franchise/StarTrek'': Every Romulan, female or male, after TOS.
** With the notable exception of Nero and his crew in ''Film/StarTrek'', the reboot movie, who all have the BaldOfEvil instead.

* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': The Empire is fascist, rather than communist, but [[AntagonisticGovernor Governor Arihnda Pryce]] has ''exactly'' this kind of hair.

[[folder:The MadScientist]]
This type of character wears the wise wizard's '''long beard''', but unkempt from mania.

* Dr. Morbius of ''Film/ForbiddenPlanet'', who turned his id into a jealous monster.
* Dr. Reinhardt in the Disney movie ''Film/TheBlackHole''--he gave the crew of his science vessel a [[TheVirus fate worse than death]] when they wanted to go home.
* Daniel Curry's character Shepherd in the movie ''Film/{{CHUD}}'' had a scraggly beard and wild hair, and yet was one of the film's heroes. He ran a homeless shelter.
* Brent Spiner's character Dr. Brackish Okun in ''Film/IndependenceDay'' gets gradually less clean shaven and much wilder hair.

* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' has Gandalf's former peer and friend Saruman after his FaceHeelTurn. [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The Movie]] even shows how his beard gradually dishevels itself.

* Because it fits best here… there's an MSTing of an Internet post based around ''the link between facial hair, evolution, and aliens''. Read it [[http://groups.google.ca/group/alt.tv.mst3k/msg/4a1fc5459a36e1d1 here]].

[[folder: The Toothbrush Mustache]]
This type of moustache is so linked to UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler currently that the only people that US media will dare show wearing that style positively nowadays are Creator/CharlieChaplin and [[Creator/LaurelAndHardy Oliver Hardy]], [[GrandfatherClause because they already wore it when Hitler rose to power]]. In fact, as those examples demonstrate, it was a comic, silly mustache before Hitler ruined it. Even Chaplin took advantage of that growing stigma in his lifetime when he made fun of the Führer in ''Film/TheGreatDictator''. Otherwise, if you see a character with such a mustache, outside of ''Spider-Man'''s J. Jonah Jameson, assume he is one of ThoseWackyNazis. Or [[http://gawker.com/5546552/michael-jordan-will-wear-a-hitler-mustache-if-he-so-chooses Michael Jordan]].

* [[http://adsoftheworld.com/media/print/hut_weber_hitler_vs_chaplin This]] print ad for Hut-Weber, a German hat retailer.

[[AC:{{Anime}} and {{Manga}}]]
* ''Manga/SoulEater'' features a librarian who looks suspiciously similar to Charlie Chaplin.
* Kosaka Shintarou from ''Anime/WitchHunterRobin'' however is a ''good guy'' with the mustache.
* Shen/Hero from ''Anime/DragonBall'' has this kind of mustache.
* The [[DirtyOldMan perverted]] Chou-shan from ''Anime/MajokkoMegChan'' has a toothbrush mustache likely to show him as a silly character as befitting of the InEffectualSympatheticVillain leader of a TerribleTrio.
* The father of Suneo, one of the main characters in ''Anime/Doraemon'' has a toothbrush mustache which is actually edited out of the Disney XD localization!

* Many characters in the AnthologyComic ''ComicBook/TheBeano'' have toothbrush moustaches including the Teacher from Bash Street Kids, [[ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUk Dennis the Menace's]] Dad and Minnie the Minx's Dad. All of these characters originated from the 1950s and nothing is often said about these moustaches they are just there.
* Dennis's father in ''ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUK'' has a toothbrush mustache, this is due to ValuesDissonance as this kind of mustache is still used in Europe.
* Most versions of J. Jonah Jameson from ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' have this kind of moustache.
* Mr Bumpo, the ComicRelief roommate of the ''ComicBook/ThePunisher'' has a mustache, making him look like a more obese version of Hardy.

* Zorg in ''Film/TheFifthElement'' takes the Hitler 'stache and puts it on his chin.
* In ''Film/TheFlowerGirl'', a propaganda film from UsefulNotes/NorthKorea, the Japanese officer dining with the Paes (the Japanese were occupying Korea, and the Paes are LesCollaborateurs) has a Hitler mustache.
* ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'': Roger Rabbit wears a moustache like this on a WartimeCartoon poster featuring Baby Herman.
* Snoops the BumblingSidekick to the BigBad from ''Disney/TheRescuers'' has a thinly haired version of this kind of moustache.

* Barty Crouch has one of these in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' books, for some reason. He's a textbook WellIntentionedExtremist, and he had massive political ambitions in his heyday… it doesn't gel very well, but it does gel just enough to make you wonder if Rowling is just that riled up about government excesses.
* One of Creator/IsaacAsimov's short mysteries averts this when a distinctly admirable high-school principal is described as having "a brief moustache of the kind Adolf Hitler had put out of fashion for at least a generation."

* The [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/5347938491_a3bd08fc54_z_1_9088.png kitten pictured on the picture of Horace Horsecollar]] helping with [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disney California Adventure's expansion]] has a nose that looks like this kind of moustache. [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110210033456/disney/images/e/e6/5347938491_a3bd08fc54_z.jpg Here is a bigger picture]].
* The website, [[http://www.catsthatlooklikehitler.com/cgi-bin/seigmiaow.pl?6687 Cats That Look Like Hitler]], features cats and kittens that look like UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, or at least have toothbrush moustaches.
* In China, a trimmer version of this moustache is viewed as a stereotype of Japanese people, especially of Japanese soldiers from UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
** This style is depicted in the ''ComicBook/{{Tintin}}'' album "The Blue Lotus."
* A certain domestic rabbit pattern is called a Charlie after Chaplin, because they sometimes have an abbreviated moustache that resembles his.

* This kind of moustache is featured as one the options for facial hair for creating {{Miis}} on the Creator/{{Nintendo}} UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}.
* It was also included as a wearable item in the UsefulNotes/NintendoDS version of ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing''.

* Mr. Spacely from ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' has this type of moustache.
* The UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler caricature duck from the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' WartimeCartoon "Ducktators".
* Mr. Peebles from ''WesternAnimation/MagillaGorilla'' has this kind of moustache too.
* The teacher from ''WesternAnimation/TheOblongs''.
* [[http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/hprofile-ak-snc4/50254_40232688710_441162_n.jpg Roger]], the skinny cat in the two ''WesternAnimation/OpenSeason'' sequels, looks like he has an off-center variant of this kind of moustache.
* Sam Waldron, the mobile shop owner from ''WesternAnimation/PostmanPat''.
* Captain Zog from ''WesternAnimation/{{Sidekick}}''.
* Some of the random background character men in Creator/HannaBarbera have moustaches of this type.
* In one skit of one episode of the Creator/CartoonNetwork show, ''WesternAnimation/{{Mad}}'', there is a light grey dog dressed up as his owner Rick who has a slightly lighter grey moustache of this type.

* RealLife dictator Robert Mugabe seems to take this style to its not-so-logical extension: a ''philtrum 'tache''. [[http://abigailedge.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/mugabe.jpg Looks as weird as it sounds.]]
* For some reason, UsefulNotes/MichaelJordan chose to rock this look in a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7VY2nDGm6w Hanes commercial]].

[[folder:The Pencil Mustache]]
This kind of moustache is a classic look for black hat villains in [[TheWestern Wild West]] serials. [[ThePointsMeanNothing Extra points]] if it's curled into twin spirals. Other than Literature/HerculePoirot, it's hard to imagine anyone but a villain or a SmugSnake with one of these.

A more restrained kind of pencil mustache that doesn't stick out or curl at the ends is associated with heroic characters played by the likes of Creator/ErrolFlynn.

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* BumblingDad Richard Moore/Mouri Kogoro of ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' has such a mustache (in his younger days, he looked a bit like [[Franchise/AceAttorney Phoenix Wright]]).

* Parodied by Sheriff Buford T. Justice in the ''Film/SmokeyAndTheBandit'' movies.
* ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'': Rhett Butler.
* Subversion in TheFilmOfTheBook of ''Film/BramStokersDracula'': one of the good guys sports one.
* Two of the villains played by Harvey Korman in Creator/MelBrooks' movies have thin mustaches: Hedley Lamarr in ''Film/BlazingSaddles'' and Dr. Montague in ''Film/HighAnxiety''.
* The con artist and male GoldDigger that is the villain of ''Film/TilliesPuncturedRomance'' has an ObviouslyEvil pencil mustache. Interestingly, he is played by Creator/CharlieChaplin in an early career PlayingAgainstType moment.
* In ''Film/TheCitadel'', Manson the idealistic crusading young doctor is clean-shaven. But when he sells out to the Dark Side, and joins a clinic that makes a lot of money bilking hypochondriac old ladies, he grows a hilarious pencil mustache.

* Literature/BertieWooster once grew one of these, hoping it would give his appearance more ''diablerie''. [[TheJeeves Jeeves]] told him it looked like a stain of tomato soup.

* Oddly, inverted in ''Series/LazyTown'' by the hero Sportacus, who wears a pencil mustache so sharp it looks like it could double as a [[AfraidOfNeedles scalpel]].
** This is further inverted by HarmlessVillain Robbie Rotten, who is clean shaven to the point you wonder if the actor isn't wearing a rubber mask (actually, he kind of '''is'''). His otherwise meticulous good grooming is also a bit off on the [[EvilMakeover evil-dress-o-meter]], but being in a [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience dark purple color scheme]] helps.
* Schneider the CasanovaWannabe on ''Series/{{One Day at a Time|1975}}''.

* "Pencil Thin Mustache" by Jimmy Buffett is a paen to the heroic pencil mustache wearers of 1940s cinema, particularly detective Boston Blackie and anybody played by Creator/ErrolFlynn.

* The unnamed villain in ''Pinball/AirborneAvenger'' has a small handlebar mustache to compliment his BaldOfEvil.

* Andrew Ryan from ''VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}}''.

* One [[ShowWithinAShow short]] for ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' had Dexter artificially grow a super beard and pair up with Action Hank to fight a [[MilkmanConspiracy cartel of evil bearded men]], all of whom use [[MartialArtsAndCrafts "beard fu"]]. After beating the rasta and long bearded henchmen, Hank and Dexter face off against the BigBad french chef, who along with his pencil mustache had a ''sheathed'' sword-sharp goatee!
* Captain Hook is usually portrayed with a wax-tipped pencil mustache, with or without the curls. See Disney's ''Disney/PeterPan'' and the live-action ''Film/{{Hook}}''.
** Also the Hook from the ''Anime/WorldMasterpieceTheater'''s Peter Pan. Oddly, the Hook from ''WesternAnimation/PeterPanAndThePirates'' was clean-shaven.
* [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate Dr. Scientist]] from ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' has a pencil-mustache.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}'' episode "Universe of Evil", a pencil-mustache is worn by, of all people, [[http://superfriends.wikia.com/wiki/Robin_%28Evil%29 the evil counterpart of Robin, the Boy Wonder]].

* Creator/JohnWaters, hero to [[VulgarHumor some]], villain to [[MoralGuardians others]].
* The pencil mustache was an iconic trait of Creator/VincentPrice.
* Syrian president Bashar al-Assad [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bashar_al-Assad_%28cropped%29.jpg has one]]. Though he didn't really become a full-blown villain until he had his army attack groups of protesters against his regime.

[[folder: The Handlebar Moustache With a Goatee]]
The Handlebar Moustache can be good or bad, but combined with a goatee is the mark of the traditional VaudevilleVillain.

* ''Film/GangsOfNewYork'': Bill "the Butcher" has an extravagant handlebar moustache, villainous Bowery Boys [[NiceHat stovepipe hat]] about 16 inches long, and sideburns. [[MemeticMutation Fear the 'stache]]!

* Dick Dastardly of ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces''.
* Snidely Whiplash of ''WesternAnimation/DudleyDoRight''.

[[folder:Mutton Chops]]

* The [[WebVideo/AvatarTheAbridgedSeries much mocked]] beard of choice for Captain Zhao in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': ISB Agent Kallus' spectacular sideburns/muttonchops head ''straight'' into MemeticHair territory. [[spoiler:After his HeelFaceTurn between seasons 2 and 3, he no longer fits in the "evil" category, though he still has them.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', {{Satan}} himself has blood red skin, the face of an old traffic accident, long white hair, and menacing white mutton chops!

[[folder:Slicked-Back Hair]]

[[AC:{{Anime}} and {{Manga}}]]
* Shinobu Sensui, ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''.
* [[spoiler:Sousuke Aizen]] of ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' slicks his hair back after TheReveal.
* Brian J. Mason [[spoiler:and later Largo]] in ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis''.
* AxCrazy, SinisterScythe-wielding Hidan from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' has his hair plastered to his head with industrial strength gel.
* Averted with [[NationsAsPeople Germany]] from ''WebComic/AxisPowersHetalia'', who is a decent person, if [[DrillSergeantNasty very]] [[{{Tsundere}} grumpy]].

* Patrick Bateman, psycho, ''Film/AmericanPsycho''.
* Gordon Gekko, greedy businessman, ''Film/WallStreet''.
* {{Dracula}}, blood-sucking vampire.
* Agent Smith, ''Film/TheMatrix''.
* Subverted by Cleric Preston from ''Film/{{Equilibrium}}'': he starts out as a bad guy with slicked hair, [[spoiler:does a HeelFaceTurn, and keeps his badass hair.]]
* Hannibal Lecter in ''Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs''. In the books his hair is even described as "otter-like."
* The "halfbreed" demon Balthazar in ''Film/{{Constantine}}'' wears his hair slicked back very precisely.
* Draco Malfoy in the first two ''Film/HarryPotter'' movies.
* Matt Dillon in ''My Bodyguard''
* James Spader's drug dealer character in ''Less Than Zero''.
* Michael Corleone, after he becomes head of the family in ''Film/TheGodfather'' Part I and II.
* The psychopathic killer Leo Rook in ''Film/{{Lighthouse}}'' has this, despite having been captured by the police for over two months.
* Kevin of ''Film/AdoptingTerror''
* BigBad Scar from ''Disney/TheLionKing'' has a Slicked-Back mane.
* General Hux from ''Series/StarWars''.

* Literature/ArtemisFowl, because he's a VillainProtagonist ([[HeelFaceTurn sort of]]).
* In Louise Marley's ''The Maquisarde'', the dictator of the Northern Hemisphere, a Card Carrying Villain, has hair that is described as "plastered to his skull."

* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** You can usually tell how villainous or sympathetic Spike is meant to be in a given episode by where his hair is on the spectrum between tousled (AntiHero) and slick (villain).
** Angel/Angelus. Angelus has... more menacing hair.
* The oily and arrogant Cardassians of ''Franchise/StarTrek''.

* ''ComicStrip/MarkTrail'' villains are easily recognized by their hair: sideburns, long hair, mullets, anything but short and trim and they'll get a [[ViolenceReallyIsTheAnswer face full of fist]] sooner or later. [[MSTing Frequently called on]] by ''Blog/TheComicsCurmudgeon''.

* As does [[spoiler:Matt Engarde]] from ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyJusticeForAll''. To go with his [[GoodScarsEvilScars evil scar]] and his [[AGlassOfChianti glass of something that looks like chocolate milk but probably isn't]].
** On the topic of ''Franchise/AceAttorney'', Manfred von Karma's Beethoven-ish hairstyle probably counts.
* In ''Franchise/DevilMayCry'', Vergil, Dante's evil twin and main villain of the third game, has slicked-back hair. The game even includes two dramatic cutscenes of him slicking it back after it gets out of place, and [[SuperMovePortraitAttack seeing him do this]] in ''[[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3 UMvC3]]'' heralds [[LimitBreak incoming pain]].
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', Rufus Shinra has slicked back hair and starts out as a CorruptCorporateExecutive in the original game. In ''[[Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren Advent Children]]'', he retains the slicked back hair, but turns into a MagnificentBastard working against Kadaj and his crew.
* Seifer of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'', a RivalTurnedEvil.
* Albert Wesker of ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil Resident Evil]]'' series, full stop.
* Inverted in ''VideoGame/FireEmblem 7'', where Hector sports slicked-back hair but he's HotBlooded and one of [[TwoGuysAndAGirl the]] [[PowerTrio three]] [[TheHero heroes]] of the game.

* Made fun of in [[http://www.theonion.com/content/news/nations_slicked_back_hair_men this]] Onion article.
* WebVideo/RickPointBlank: Don has slicked back hair AND a goatee. He must be bad news.

* Vlad Masters from ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''. Tied back to a ponytail, but slicked back nonetheless.
* The first episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Fillmore}}'' has a boy named Julian who had curly hair back before he became a criminal. Current time it's slicked back.
* Scott, the main antagonist of ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'''s fourth season, has slicked back hair.


{{Antihero}}es tend to have a soulpatch, which is a tuft right under the lower lip, as do normal heroes in [[{{Dystopia}} dystopian futures]].

* ComicBook/{{Morbius}} the Living Vampire from ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' (who started out as a TragicHero antagonist, but became an AntiHero) is occasionally shown with one, most notably in ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries''.

* ''Film/{{Aliens}}'': Private William Hudson had one.

* Future Hiro from ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' has one of these. Unlike the energetic past Hiro, though, he fights in a dystopian future, and has stained his hands with enough blood to count as an AntiHero.
* Tommy Oliver, the most renowned SixthRanger from ''Series/PowerRangers'' history, who through the early seasons went back and forth between good and evil, also sports an anti-heroic soul patch.
* ''Series/TwentyFour'': Tony Almeida of CTU had one during his entire run on the show, from good guy to antihero to [[spoiler:AlmostDeadGuy to BackFromTheDead Guy]]. In fact, "Soul Patch" was his nickname in all the Website/TelevisionWithoutPity recaps.

* Marcus Fenix from ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'' also sports a soul patch, and is also a soldier from a SciFi dystopia.
* Jak acquired one in the switchover from the relatively innocent and idealistic ''VideoGame/JakAndDaxterThePrecursorLegacy'' to the much grittier ''VideoGame/{{Jak II| Renegade}}'', with corresponding change in personality.

* ''Webcomic/LastRes0rt'':
** Jason Spades has one, though he straddles the line between "dystopian hero" and JerkAss.
** White Noise sports an impressive tuft himself, but it just seems to highlight his BadassGrandpa qualities.

* [[{{Delinquent}} Duncan]] of ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' has one and qualifies as a NominalHero. [[FalseFriend Alejandro]] has one, but he's a CardCarryingVillain (not to mention [[YoungerThanTheyLook younger than he looks]] even without more facial hair).

* George Strombolopoulous, former Muchmusic VJ and current host of the CBC talk show ''Series/TheHourCBC'', sports one of these. Since The Hour is seen by some as a transparent attempt by the CBC to appear hip and draw in younger viewers, George's anti-hero status is disputed.

[[folder:A Five O'Clock Shadow or PermaStubble]]
This kind of facial hair is a classic way of saying "gritty".

* ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}'s face is pretty consistently fuzzy while rarely ever being clean shaven. One almost wonders if it's one of his [[HairReboot mutant powers]]. Yet he never acquires a real beard beyond those sideburns.
** Wolverine is also notable for his super-hairstyle, which always forms two neat peaks at the sides, just like his mask. He once disguised himself beyond recognition by shaving his head.
** As a matter of fact, his hairstyle ''is'' a function of his regenerating ability, according to some sources. Notice how his hair returns to normal after he's ''reduced to a skeleton''.
** In the Weapon X limited series by Barry Windsor-Smith, the crew at Weapon X remove all of Logan's hair before the procedure. However, just a few minutes in they notice it's growing back at a highly accelerated rate.
* The mercenary drow elf Downer, titular AntiHero of the [[http://paizo.com/store/comics/downer comic]] by Kyle Hunter, sports tousled hair and shaggy side-burns despite the fact that D elves usually have no facial or body hair. But then, Downer is a tough-as-nails loveable rogue and proven loser who only survives by wit, reflexes, dark gallows-humour and a lot of fast-talking his way out of situations (except when he actually dies, which happens a couple of times, and is brought back from the dead by magic, usually to punish him further).

* Franchise/IndianaJones apparently shaves when lecturing students but gets instant perma-stubble when adventuring.
* Max Carrigan of ''Film/AcrossTheUniverse'' isn't precisely in the antihero category (more like the leftovers in the TwoGuysAndAGirl setup) but features something resembling perma-stubble in his earlier scenes and something closer to a scruffy hippie beard in the later.
* In the films of ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', Aragorn (though definitely a hero) sports perma-stubble for the first two movies, before growing a full beard in time to be [[RightfulKingReturns crowned King of Gondor]]. [[FridgeLogic Though one wonders how he managed to remain stubbly without growing a beard whilst wandering the Wild, presumably without a razor]].

* The titular character from ''Series/TheAdventuresOfBriscoCountyJr'' always had a five o'clock shadow. In fact, it was once included in his description on a wanted poster.
* Wesley Wyndham-Pryce of ''Series/{{Angel}}'' gained a permanent stubble when he TookALevelInBadass and started DatingCatwoman. Lampshaded in that he had a reason to suddenly stop shaving: his throat had been cut, and the wound rather got in the way.
* ''Series/{{Dexter}}'': Dexter Morgan.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold Luke Danes of ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' has a stubble that is scientifically proven to always be 5.5 millimeters long.
* Gregory House of ''Series/{{House}}'' usually has this. In fact, being shaved in a 5th season episode was an indication that he is a bit OutOfCharacter.
* Jack Shepherd, from ''Series/{{Lost}}'', not only has five o'clock shadow, it DOESN'T GROW FOR [[OneHundredAndEight 108 DAYS]]. After he leaves the island, though, he is shown with a BeardOfSorrow after three years. Think of all the money he saves on razors.
** They did actually show him shaving with scavenged razors at least once while on the Island. Most of the men of the show had surprisingly permanent shadows for a long time, although some did advance into full on beards.
* Shawn Spencer from ''Series/{{Psych}}'' nearly always has stubble as well as an amazing head of hair in which he takes great pride. He and Gus also judge other people by their hairstyles.
** Bollywood Homicide:
--->'''Lassiter:''' At this point it looks like an accident.\\
'''Shawn:''' Like your hair.\\
'''Lassiter:''' Really? Down to hair jokes, now?
** Extradition British Columbia:
--->'''Shawn:''' Lassie.\\
'''Gus:''' Wow.\\
'''Shawn:''' Is your hair starting its own cult?
** Any Given Friday Night at 10pm, 9pm Central.
--->'''Shawn:''' Lassie, your haircut is worse than Joyce Hyser's in Just One of the Guys.
* Dr. Cox of ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' sometimes falls into this one. Usually head first.
* Dean Winchester and Castiel have this on ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''.
* The Tenth Doctor on ''Series/DoctorWho'' has permanent five o'clock shadow. Seems due less to directorial intent than to the fact that David Tennant's face is too meatless and bony to hide even the tiniest hint of stubble.

* The legendary Solid Snake, from ''Franchise/MetalGear'' is known for his excellent five o'clock shadow.
** As with many other things, he most likely got it from [[Film/EscapeFromNewYork Snake Plissken]].
* Averted with Henry of ''VideoGame/SilentHill4'', whose perma stubble just makes him look sloppy, and Walter's unshaven mug adds to the AxCrazy.
* [[ParentalAbandonment Jecht]] from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' and ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'' bears heavy facial stubble throughout both games.

* Creator/ChuckNorris' perma-stubble is so tough it can sand granite to a fine finish.

[[folder:The Pompadour or Reagent]]
This hairstyle is long associated with greasers in America, and with {{delinquents}} in Japan.

[[AC:{{Anime}} and {{Manga}}]]
* Yusuke and Kuwabara in ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''
* Parodied in the ''Anime/ExcelSaga'' episode "Butt Out, Youth!", where all the delinquents have ridiculous pompadours. The toughest of them all, Binbou, has a pompadour that extends about ''fifteen feet''.
* Ditto Amamiya Ryu aka Bokuto no Ryu from ''Anime/ShamanKing'', who not only has a six-foot pompadour, but also a six-foot-long pompadour-shaped ''motorcycle helmet''. He's also [[UnstoppableRage VERY pissed off]] when one of his rivals cuts his pompadour in half.
* Hanamichi Sakuragi from ''Anime/SlamDunk'' has one of these in the first part of the series. [[spoiler:He [[ImportantHaircut shaves it later]] as self-punishment for the loss against Kainan.]]
* Inverted by Franky from ''Anime/OnePiece''. It also functions as ExpressiveHair.
* Himegawa Tatsuya of ''Manga/{{Beelzebub}}'' has an impressive example although some believe it has to be a wig. He denies this.
** Aizawa also sports a smaller version.
* ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'': Yazan Gable has a blonde pompadour, which earned him the FanNickname of "Space WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead".
* JP from ''{{Anime/REDLINE}}'' has a pompadour that, in reality, would collapse under its own weight.
* ''[[{{Anime/SpaceDandy}} Space Dandy]]'': The titular Dandy's pompadour is, well, dandy. And it's [[{{RecycledInSpace}} in space]], too!

* Waldo "D.R." Dobbs from ''ComicBook/DRAndQuinch'' is very much the delinquent and sports an exaggerated pompadour.

* In at least one case, ''Film/SpiderMan3'', the eponymous hero fixes his hair to match the evilness imparted by his badass new black suit. Taken from a thread discussing the movie: ''"Evil hair. Because that's what people do when they give in to the forces of evil and hatred. They mess up their hair."''
* In ''Film/CaptainThunderbolt'', TheGunslinger protagonist has a Teddy Boy quiff. The villainous RabidCop has a bushy beard.

* Gentarou Kisaragi, the hero of ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'', might sport of pompadour and wear clothes more like a delinquent, but the guy's the most nicest person you have ever met.
* Similarly, Fonzie of ''Series/HappyDays'' has "juvenile delinquent" hair and rides a motorcycle, but is really a nice guy.

* ''VideoGame/KatamariDamacy'': The King of All Cosmos had a pompadour as a teenager, as do most of the teenage boys you roll up in the game.
* Crimson Viper from ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'' boasts a pompadour. Not surprisingly, she possesses a very duplicitous nature, working as a ruthless DoubleAgent for both S.I.N. and the CIA.
* Winston Payne, of all people, has a pompadour in the flashback chapter of ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' (but loses it in spectacular fashion).
* Some of the Date soldiers from ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' have pompadours. It should be noted that this is [[AnachronismStew feudal Japan]] we're talking about.
* ''Franchise/TheSims'' series has this type of haircut available for any character though it's popularized by womanizer pre-created character Don Lothario in trailers.
* The male delinquents in ''VideoGame/YandereSimulator'' all sport pompadours, and will knock Yandere-chan comatose if she approaches them while carrying a corpse or visibly holding a weapon. Considering they're knocking out a ''murderous {{Yandere}}'', though, it's hard to think too bad of them.

* There is, in fact, one of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' Halloween specials wherein Snake, the notorious white trash criminal, gives his hair to be donated after he has been executed. It is given to Homer, and the [[EvilHand Evil Hair]] makes him kill Apu, Moe, threaten Bart, and otherwise epitomize Bad.
* ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'': Beavis has one.
* Billy's father Harold in ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' has a pompadour that actually houses his brain.
-->'''Harold:''' ''(to a Viking, believing him to be Billy misbehaving)'' Young man, you can be rude, break furniture, run up phone bills, shave the cat, and even harass your mother! But when you mess with the pomp, [[BerserkButton it's GO TIME!]]


PowerHair is the usual symbol of a female politician.

'''Crew Cuts''' are associated with male UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks and other militaries.

The mohawk. Good guys with this type of hair tend to be rebellious or [[FaceOfAThug gentle despite appearances]]. Bad guys tend to be savages or criminals.

[[folder:The Mullet]]
Just... no.

Unless you're one of the following:

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* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'': Kotomine Kirei.
* ''Anime/RoninWarriors'': Ryo or Shin/Cye. If you are the latter, you can actually make it look cute.
* ''Manga/DragonBall'': Yamcha or Jeice.

* ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'': Snake Plissken.
* ''Film/{{Ghost}}'': Patrick Swayze.
* ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}'': Jareth the Goblin King.

* ''Series/MacGyver'': [=MacGyver=].
* ''Series/RedDwarf'': Ace Rimmer.

* Music/DavidBowie as Ziggy Stardust.

* {{Wrestling/ECW}}: Mike Awesome.
* Wrestling/RingOfHonor: Michael Elgin's had to go though.

* ''Franchise/MetalGear'': Solid Snake.

* ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'': Captain Planet.
* ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'': Lance "Avalanche" Alvers.
* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'': Mordecai and Rigby.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'': Brock Samsom.

* Johnny Weir.
* Evegni Plushenko.
* The Chilean name for the mullet is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chocolito_Panda "Choco Panda"]], because of one of the most popular popsicles there... usually sold by guys who sport mullets.

[[folder:None at all]]
* BaldOfAwesome
** ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Aang.
** ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': Captain Picard.
** ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'': Professor X.
** ''VideoGame/MaxPayne3'': Max Payne.

* BaldOfEvil
** ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'': Lex Luthor.

!!!Curly Hair
Curly hair, particularly if black/dark brown, often suggests evil and/or AxCrazy tendencies in adults. However, it can also convey extreme innocence, particularly if seen on {{children| are innocent}} or {{hobbits}}.

[[folder:For the Innocent Side]]

* According to Tolkien's Appendices to ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', almost all {{hobbits}} have curly hair.
* Athos, from the [[Literature/TheThreeMusketeers Musketeer trilogy]]. He's about as LawfulGood as you can get.
* Hermione Granger of the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' [[TheVerse book universe]], who is [[InsufferableGenius not innocent]], but definitely ''is'' LawfulGood. Straight-haired Creator/EmmaWatson, however (whose hair has been getting smoother year by year!), plays her in [[Film/HarryPotter the film franchise]].

* ''Film/BlackDynamite'': Black Dynamite.

* Blake and Gan from ''Series/BlakesSeven'' both have curly hair and are both (initially) the most innocent characters - Gan is literally incapable of killing anyone in a LifeIsCheap universe and Blake remains a comparatively innocent idealist in a crew comprised of convicted criminals - he is the only one innocent of the charges against him.
* Chuck Bartowski from the NBC series ''Series/{{Chuck}}'' sports curly hair, and either an ear to ear smile, or a sad kicked puppy face.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** Nyssa.
** OK, the Fourth Doctor doesn't quite count as innocent, but definitely on the side of the good guys. He's definitely one of the more light-hearted incarnations, and probably the most iconic.
** The Eighth Doctor has rather long curly locks, and starts out quite innocent and childlike due to an unfortunate spot of amnesia. Even when he starts getting his memory back, he's still very [[ActualPacifist pacifistic]] and [[MessianicArchetype forgiving]]. Notably, the more world-weary Eighth Doctor who re-appears in "Night of the Doctor" has close-cropped hair.
* Fran Drescher of ''Series/TheNanny'' belongs firmly in this category.
* In earlier seasons, Delphine of ''Series/OrphanBlack'' wears her hair in soft ringlets. As she becomes more ensconced in the nefarious happenings at Dyad, she's seen with her hair worn straight and sleek. [[spoiler:When she is reunited with Cosima at the end of season four, her hair is wavy again]]

* Creator/ShirleyTemple.

[[folder:For The Evil Side]]

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* Rue in ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' has wild, curly hair, which makes sense as she's the DarkMagicalGirl. [[spoiler:However, she later goes through a HeelFaceTurn and keeps the curls.]]
* Manga/CountCain's Jezebel, who is an AxCrazy antagonist ''and'' possesses a childlike innocence.
* Griffith of ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' has this as part of his WhiteHairBlackHeart package. He's more cold and ruthless than AxCrazy though.

* Bellatrix Lestrange, as played by Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter in the ''Film/HarryPotter'' films.
** Pretty much ''every'' character ever played by Helena Bonham Carter in a Creator/TimBurton film, with the exception of Emily (whom she voiced) in ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride''.
* The vampires Lestat and Claudia of ''Film/InterviewWithTheVampire'' both have long blond/e curly hair. This is a stark contrast to Louis, the [[ByronicHero closest thing to a "good guy"]] in the film, who has flowing dark hair.
** In the film, becoming a vampire actually causes Claudia's hair to curl itself.
* Anakin Skywalker from ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith''.
* ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'':
** Magenta is a spectacular example.
** Likewise, [[Creator/TimCurry Dr. Frank N Furter]] himself has curly hair. In one scene, we even see his hair in curlers.
* Sweeney Todd in ''Film/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet''.

* ''Literature/ThePrisonerOfZenda'': Rupert of Hentzau.
* Johnathan Teatime from ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'' has boyish blond curls... and is also [[ProfessionalKiller an assassin]] [[PsychoForHire so depraved]] [[EvenEvilHasStandards he scares the other assassins]].
* Claggart in ''Literature/BillyBudd'' is described as having "silken jet curls". You can tell he's ChaoticEvil.

%%* Lynda Day of ''Series/PressGang''.
%%* ''Series/{{Buffy| The Vampire Slayer}}'':
%%** Drusilla.
%%** Inverted with Faith. She has curly or wavy dark hair by default, yet when she has her FaceHeelTurn and becomes a little AxCrazy in the third season her hair is worn straight.
%%** Glory has strawberry blonde, wavy hair, making her look innocent but also AxCrazy.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** Though certainly not AxCrazy, the curly-haired Sixth Doctor is one of the Doctor's nastier and more unstable incarnations.
** The Fourth Doctor belongs in both connotations of the trope due to being CreepyCute in both appearance and personality. He's childlike and [[QuirkyCurls quirky]] and hopelessly adorable, but also capable of doing unspeakable things [[CuteAndPsycho while smiling about it]].
** River Song. She's one of the good guys, usually, but was raised from birth to be an assassin, identifies herself as a "psychopath," and makes Daleks beg for mercy.

* Mad Meg, and a number of other Insane Heroines in the Creator/GilbertAndSullivan tradition, are usually portrayed with spectacularly frizzy curly hair.

* Sabine from ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' is one of the very few curly-haired characters in the comic, although it's her red leather outfit that actually tips off the GenreSavvy Haley to the fact that she's evil...
* The Makara family in ''Homestuck'' all have curly hair of an impressive size. [[spoiler:They worship the main villain and his sister.]] There's also )(er Imperious Condescension, who has spectacularly large and curly hair, to the point where one wonders how she can handle it underwater.

* Darla Dimple from ''WesternAnimation/CatsDontDance'', who's a [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed thinly-veiled]] evil version of Shirley Temple. She has an... interesting (if painful-looking) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aCEDD3cBJA#t=1m46s way of curling it]], too.