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Statalyzer
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02:58:40 PM May 9th 2013
Why was Spock replaced? He's the perfect example since his "good" counterpart is clean shaven and he's exceptionally well-known.
Telcontar
moderator
01:55:45 AM May 10th 2013
Being well-known and an example doesn't mean he's universally known and the evilness is evident in the image.
Statalyzer
10:55:18 AM Jun 10th 2013
But the current picture is universally known? More so than the trope codifier?
Telcontar
moderator
12:36:23 PM Jun 10th 2013
No. However, the current picture does demonstrate the trope better than the old image of Spock. Popularity doesn't matter* — it's more illustrative, so it got on the page.
macroscopic
topic
07:48:03 PM Jul 5th 2010
Some examples that need attention:

Comic books
  • Although Aquaman has never been truly evil, he was at his most unsavory throughout the 1990s, where he, with his ZZ Top style beard, was exemplary of the Nineties Anti-Hero craze and bordered on a Darker and Edgier parody of himself at times.
Music Sole theater example
macroscopic
07:49:32 PM Jul 5th 2010
  • Alatriste: While beards and mustaches were fashionable for 17th-century Spaniards, badass good guys (like Alatriste) tended to choose the Badass Mustache differentiating themselves from mere sidekicks (Squire ?igo or Alatriste's shaved friend Cop? while more evil characters (Count-Duke of Olivares; conspirator Alqu?r; professional assassin Malatesta; corrupt cop Salda?and goateed-but-unmustachioed Inquisitor Bocanegra) hid their chins. Certain friendly characters (Quevedo, Guadalmedina) used mustache plus goatee but not beard.

This sounds good, but I don't know how to fix the botched formatting (the question marks eating the character names).
KarenBJones
07:14:42 AM Sep 14th 2011
Megamind is bald AND has an evil goatee. Plus, he's a space alien. Card-carrying villain, indeed. :)
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