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* In ''Film/DasBoot'', most of the crew have beards by the end. TruthInTelevision, as fresh water was in limited supply aboard U-Boats.

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* In ''Film/DasBoot'', most of the crew have beards by the end. TruthInTelevision, as fresh water was in limited supply aboard U-Boats. They even shot the movie chronologically, in order to keep beard continuity!


* Invoked in ''Discworld/GoingPostal'', where Reacher Gilt affects an ostentatious pirate "look" including a beard. Mostly so that he can [[BeardnessProtectionProgram lose it]] when it's time to disappear.

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* Invoked in ''Discworld/GoingPostal'', ''Literature/GoingPostal'', where Reacher Gilt affects an ostentatious pirate "look" including a beard. Mostly so that he can [[BeardnessProtectionProgram lose it]] when it's time to disappear.


** [[Anime/{{Macross 7}} Max]] [[TheAce Jenius]], though, is an aversion -- he's clean-shaven and [[BlingOfWar impeccably]] [[ManInWhite clad in white]], and wears a CoolShades just to show off what [[TheAce an Ace]] he is. He even looks like a total {{Bishonen}} at 52.

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** [[Anime/{{Macross 7}} Max]] [[TheAce Jenius]], though, is an aversion -- he's clean-shaven and [[BlingOfWar impeccably]] [[ManInWhite clad in white]], white, and wears a CoolShades just to show off what [[TheAce an Ace]] he is. He even looks like a total {{Bishonen}} at 52.

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* Capt. Gregg sports a very neat and well-groomed one in ''Series/TheGhostAndMrsMuir''. It does add considerably to his raffish charm.


Men of the maritime or naval business, especially the [[OldSoldier more experienced ones]], will usually grow [[BadassBeard beards]]. It's more an issue of practicality- shaving requires fresh water, and you have to conserve this on a ship. But in any case it is one way to tell that a character is a real FatherNeptune.

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Men of the maritime or naval business, especially the [[OldSoldier more experienced ones]], will usually grow [[BadassBeard beards]]. It's more an issue of practicality- shaving requires fresh water, and you have to conserve this on a ship. But in any case case, it is one way to tell that a character is a real FatherNeptune.



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* In the Royal Navy, you can have a beard and moustache, or be clean shaven. That's all the choice you have.

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* In the Royal Navy, you can have a beard and moustache, or be clean shaven.clean-shaven. That's all the choice you have.


* Despite mostly serving in space, Captain Okita of the ''SpaceBattleshipYamato'' wears the traditional bushy captain beard.

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* Despite mostly serving in space, Captain Okita of the ''SpaceBattleshipYamato'' ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato'' wears the traditional bushy captain beard.


* Captain Hammerhead, captain of the [[SubmarinePirates pirate submarine]] the ''Dark Orca'' in ''WesternAnimation/TheDeep'', sports a long, bushy BreardOfEvil.

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* Captain Hammerhead, captain of the [[SubmarinePirates pirate submarine]] the ''Dark Orca'' in ''WesternAnimation/TheDeep'', sports a long, bushy BreardOfEvil.BeardOfEvil.

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* Captain Hammerhead, captain of the [[SubmarinePirates pirate submarine]] the ''Dark Orca'' in ''WesternAnimation/TheDeep'', sports a long, bushy BreardOfEvil.


Men of the maritime or naval business, especially the [[BadassGrandpa more experienced ones]], will usually grow [[BadassBeard beards]]. It's more an issue of practicality- shaving requires fresh water, and you have to conserve this on a ship. But in any case it is one way to tell that a character is a real FatherNeptune.

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Men of the maritime or naval business, especially the [[BadassGrandpa [[OldSoldier more experienced ones]], will usually grow [[BadassBeard beards]]. It's more an issue of practicality- shaving requires fresh water, and you have to conserve this on a ship. But in any case it is one way to tell that a character is a real FatherNeptune.



* The Gorton's Fisherman.
* Captain Birdseye

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* %%* The Gorton's Fisherman.
* %%* Captain Birdseye


* Edward Teach had such an ominous beard that he's better known as Blackbeard.

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* Edward Teach had such an ominous beard that he's better known as Blackbeard.[[CaptainColorbeard Blackbeard]].



** Even nowadays, German sailors on subs tend to eschew washing and shaving. But yes, with limited freshwater resources, this is [[Justified justified]].

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** Even nowadays, German sailors on subs tend to eschew washing and shaving. But yes, with limited freshwater resources, this is [[Justified [[JustifiedTrope justified]].


** Even nowadays, German sailors on subs tend to eschew washing and shaving. But yes, with limited freshwater resources, this is justified.

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** Even nowadays, German sailors on subs tend to eschew washing and shaving. But yes, with limited freshwater resources, this is justified.[[Justified justified]].


Any character sporting this is likely to TalkLikeAPirate. [[TechnoBabble Something about the way the densely packed follicles baffle the sound waves...]] Combine with BeardOfBarbarism for {{Pirate}}s and HornyVikings.

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Any character sporting this is likely to TalkLikeAPirate. [[TechnoBabble Something about the way the densely packed follicles baffle the sound waves...]] Combine with BeardOfBarbarism for {{Pirate}}s and HornyVikings. Compare SailorsPonytail.


* [[HuskyRusskie Captain Ramius]] from ''Film/TheHuntForRedOctober'' has an impressive beard. So does a nameless NPC on his boat.

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* [[HuskyRusskie Captain Ramius]] from ''Film/TheHuntForRedOctober'' has an impressive beard. So does a the nameless NPC chief on his boat.

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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': The British Admiral who welcomes Captain Hawkins and her surviving crew back to England has an [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20180214 impressive beard.]]


* During WorldWarII, the [[UsefulNotes/NazisWithGnarlyWeapons Kriegsmarine]] took pride in not shaving, as they considered it a waste of resources.

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* During WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, the [[UsefulNotes/NazisWithGnarlyWeapons Kriegsmarine]] took pride in not shaving, as they considered it a waste of resources.

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