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* Played dead straight in ''Film/YorTheHunterFromTheFuture'', starring a clean-shaven Creator/RebBrown with a blond '80s perm.


* D'Leh from ''Film/TenThousandBC'' is a handsome young caveman from the Yagahl tribe with a neat beard and [[DreadlockWarrior dreadlocks]], played by Steven Strait, who embarks on a quest to save his people who were taken captive by foreign raiders. His name is even an anagram of the German word "Held", for "Hero". His mentor Tik-Tik is an older version, played by Creator/CliffCurtis.

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* D'Leh from ''Film/TenThousandBC'' is a handsome young caveman from the Yagahl tribe with a neat beard and [[DreadlockWarrior dreadlocks]], played by Steven Strait, Creator/StevenStrait, who embarks on a quest to save his people who were taken captive by foreign raiders. His name is even an anagram of the German word "Held", for "Hero". His mentor Tik-Tik is an older version, played by Creator/CliffCurtis.

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* D'Leh from ''Film/TenThousandBC'' is a handsome young caveman from the Yagahl tribe with a neat beard and [[DreadlockWarrior dreadlocks]], played by Steven Strait, who embarks on a quest to save his people who were taken captive by foreign raiders. His name is even an anagram of the German word "Held", for "Hero". His mentor Tik-Tik is an older version, played by Creator/CliffCurtis.


* ''Film/TeenageCaveman'' stars Creator/RobertVaughn as a smooth-chested, clean-shaven cave-dweller. Justified because he's supposed to be, well, a teenager - although [[DawsonCasting Vaughn was about 26 at the time]].

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* ''Film/TeenageCaveman'' stars Creator/RobertVaughn as a smooth-chested, clean-shaven cave-dweller. Justified Tenuously justified because he's supposed to be, well, a teenager - although [[DawsonCasting Vaughn was about 26 at the time]].



* ''Series/TheLostWorld2001'' features a Handsome HeroAntagonist Caveman, Achille. The son of the Plateau tribe's chief, Achille is mistrustful of the {{bold explorer}}s - except for [[GreatWhiteHunter Lord Roxton]], whose hunting skills and non-interventionist attitude he appreciates - but he's clearly a decent guy, quite handsome, and not entirely in the wrong. His entire tribe are generally pretty devoid of facial hair and body hair.



* ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'': Ayla is a strong and fearless chief of a Prehistoric tribe, who joins the main heroes on their quest. She is depicted as a beautiful tall blonde woman in a fur outfit. Her blonde bishounen LoveInterest, Kino, is also an example of this trope.

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* ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'': Ayla In ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'', Kino is a strong and fearless chief of a Prehistoric tribe, who joins the main heroes on their quest. She is depicted as a beautiful tall blonde woman in a fur outfit. Her blonde bishounen LoveInterest, Kino, is also an example of this trope.{{bishounen}} caveman, and love interest for the NubileSavage chief, Ayla.

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* Tumak, the hero of ''Film/OneMillionBC'', is clean-shaven, doesn't have much body hair, and is generally [[{{bishounen}} kind of pretty]].
** In the 1966 remake, the much better-remembered ''Film/OneMillionYearsBC'', Tumak is still implausibly well-groomed, but he now has a BadassBeard and a fair amount of chest hair - both of which were quite fashionably in the '60s. Tumak's love interest, Loana, is also ''easily'' the most iconic NubileSavage in fiction, being essentially just a '60s bombshell in a FurBikini.
* Downplayed in ''Film/QuestForFire'', where the heroic Naoh is as [[BarbarianLonghair hairy]], unkempt, and rugged as you'd realistically expect a Neanderthal to be, but he's played by Everett [=McGill=] so he has killer cheekbones. He looks kind of like [[Music/TheAllmanBrothers Gregg Allman]].
* The title character of ''Film/{{Eegah}}'' becomes this once they [[SheCleansUpNicely shave off his beard]], though he's ill-suited to the modern world and ends up [[NonMaliciousMonster causing a lot of trouble, even if he doesn't mean to.]]
* ''Film/TeenageCaveman'' stars Creator/RobertVaughn as a smooth-chested, clean-shaven cave-dweller. Justified because he's supposed to be, well, a teenager - although [[DawsonCasting Vaughn was about 26 at the time]].
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* Takkar from ''VideoGame/FarCryPrimal'' is a handsome tall AmbiguouslyBrown caveman with BarbarianLonghair, a BadassBeard, and the BadassBaritone voice of Creator/EliasToufexis. You can only see what he looks like in the character portrait, since this game is a FirstPersonShooter, but Takkar is clearly heroic, fighting to defend his people the Wenja from the [[CannibalTribe Udam]] and [[KillItWithFire Izila]] tribes.


That's where the Handsome Heroic Caveman comes in. With the NubileSavage trope in play, this character is always well-groomed and never slouches, and their appearance mirrors the aesthetic ideal of the time when the work is created: usually an idealized hairless body, well-done hair and a handsome/pretty face (expect men to have no facial hair or even stubble, and women to wear makeup and have their eyebrows on fleek). Sometimes there's an attempt at [[JustifiedTrope justifying]] their drastically different appearance in-universe by making the character "the first modern human". Expect {{Stripperriffic}} clothes on ''both'' female and male versions of this trope, of the FurBikini or LoinCloth variety.

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That's where the Handsome Heroic Caveman comes in. With the NubileSavage trope in play, this character is always well-groomed and never slouches, and their appearance mirrors the aesthetic ideal of the time when the work is created: usually an idealized inexplicably hairless body, well-done hair and a handsome/pretty face (expect men to have no facial hair or even stubble, and women to wear makeup and have their eyebrows on fleek). Sometimes there's an attempt at [[JustifiedTrope justifying]] their drastically different appearance in-universe by making the character "the first modern human". Expect {{Stripperriffic}} clothes on ''both'' female and male versions of this trope, of the FurBikini or LoinCloth variety.





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* ''Genshi Shonen Ryu'' ("Ryu the Caveman") tells the story of a young adult that struggles to survive in a world ruled by dinosaurs (as you may expect, the series BigBad is a one-eyed Tyrannosaurus Rex) and hostile rulers.

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* ''Genshi Shonen Ryu'' ("Ryu the Caveman") tells the story of a young adult that struggles to survive in a world ruled by dinosaurs (as you may expect, the series series' BigBad is a one-eyed Tyrannosaurus Rex) ''Tyrannosaurus rex'') and hostile rulers.



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* Koda on ''Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge''. His hairiness is confined solely to his long, messy head hair; otherwise he's muscular, hairless, tall, and handsome, reflecting his brave and selfless character, above that of his contemporaries (as with all Power Rangers).

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* Koda on ''Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge''. His hairiness is confined solely Guy from ''WesternAnimation/TheCroods'' looks like a modern teenage boy in a caveman outfit, in contrast to his long, messy head hair; otherwise the titular family who are cartoonish cavemen. Justified in that he's muscular, hairless, tall, supposed to be a more "evolved" human than the Croods.
* Creator/RalphBakshi directed the animated feature ''WesternAnimation/FireAndIce'', which centers on AnIcePerson Nekron expanding his frozen domain ever southward toward Firekeep. The hero is Larn, who's a blond TarzanBoy, right down to the loincloth
and handsome, reflecting his brave WalkingShirtlessScene. He's aided greatly by Darkwolf, a mysterious warrior also attired in loincloth, bare chiseled chest and selfless character, above that of his contemporaries (as wolf's hide as a headpiece. Not surprising, as their character designer is Creator/FrankFrazetta himself. While Larn fools around with all Power Rangers).the DamselInDistress, Darkwolf engages Nekron ''mano a mano''.



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* Koda on ''Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge''. His hairiness is confined solely to his long, messy head hair; otherwise he's muscular, hairless, tall, and handsome, reflecting his brave and selfless character, above that of his contemporaries (as with all Power Rangers).
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* Guy from ''WesternAnimation/TheCroods'' looks like a modern teenage boy in a caveman outfit, in contrast to the titular family who are cartoonish cavemen. Justified in that he's supposed to be a more "evolved" human than the Croods.
* Creator/RalphBakshi directed the animated feature ''WesternAnimation/FireAndIce'', which centers on AnIcePerson Nekron expanding his frozen domain ever southward toward Firekeep. The hero is Larn, who's a blond TarzanBoy, right down to the loincloth and WalkingShirtlessScene. He's aided greatly by Darkwolf, a mysterious warrior also attired in loincloth, bare chiseled chest and wolf's hide as a headpiece. Not surprising, as their character designer is Creator/FrankFrazetta himself. While Larn fools around with the DamselInDistress, Darkwolf engages Nekron ''mano a mano''.


* Creator/RalphBakshi directed the animated feature ''WesternAnimation/FireAndIce'', which centers on AnIcePerson Nekron expanding his frozen domain ever southward toward Firekeep. The hero is Larn, who's a blond TarzanBoy, right down to the loincloth and WalkingShirtlessScene. He's aided greatly by Blackwolf, a mysterious warrior also attired in loincloth, bare chiseled chest and wolf's hide (with horns!) as a headpiece. Not surprising, as their character designer is Creator/FrankFrazetta himself. While Larn fools around with the DamselInDistress, Blackwolf engages Nekron ''mano a mano''.

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* Creator/RalphBakshi directed the animated feature ''WesternAnimation/FireAndIce'', which centers on AnIcePerson Nekron expanding his frozen domain ever southward toward Firekeep. The hero is Larn, who's a blond TarzanBoy, right down to the loincloth and WalkingShirtlessScene. He's aided greatly by Blackwolf, Darkwolf, a mysterious warrior also attired in loincloth, bare chiseled chest and wolf's hide (with horns!) as a headpiece. Not surprising, as their character designer is Creator/FrankFrazetta himself. While Larn fools around with the DamselInDistress, Blackwolf Darkwolf engages Nekron ''mano a mano''.


* Tragg from ''ComicBook/TraggAndTheSkyGods'' is the first modern human male: the result of the manipulation of his mother's DNA by aliens. He is tall, handsome and clean limbed, unlike his more stooped and hirsute kinfolk, and definitely heroic, as he opposes an alien invasion that seeks to enslave humanity.


* Koda on ''Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge''. His hairness is confined solely to his long, messy head hair; otherwise he's muscular, hairless, tall, and handsome, reflecting his brave and selfless character, above that of his contemporaries (as with all Power Rangers).

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* Koda on ''Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge''. His hairness hairiness is confined solely to his long, messy head hair; otherwise he's muscular, hairless, tall, and handsome, reflecting his brave and selfless character, above that of his contemporaries (as with all Power Rangers).


* ''WesternAnimation/MightyMightor'': The eponymous character was a prehistoric superhero with an idealized ComicBook/{{Captain Marvel}}-ish physique. He is the OlderAlterEgo for teenage caveman Tor (no relation to the comic book character Tor), who, along with his his girlfriend Sheera, also fit this trope.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MightyMightor'': The eponymous character was a prehistoric superhero with an idealized ComicBook/{{Captain Marvel}}-ish [[{{ComicBook/Shazam}} Captain Marvel]]-ish physique. He is the OlderAlterEgo for teenage caveman Tor (no relation to the comic book character Tor), who, along with his his girlfriend Sheera, also fit this trope.


* Koda on ''Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge''. His hairness is confined solely to his long, messy head hair; otherwise he's muscular, hairless, tall, and handsome, reflecting his brave and selfless character.

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* Koda on ''Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge''. His hairness is confined solely to his long, messy head hair; otherwise he's muscular, hairless, tall, and handsome, reflecting his brave and selfless character.character, above that of his contemporaries (as with all Power Rangers).

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* Koda on ''Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge''. His hairness is confined solely to his long, messy head hair; otherwise he's muscular, hairless, tall, and handsome, reflecting his brave and selfless character.
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