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* Female version in Fables after Snow White is [[spoiler: shot in the head by Goldilocks]] at the end of the Animal Farm storyline, she spends the next year recovering, which is shown by her [[spoiler: post-surgery]] clean-shaven head growing out to her usual past-the-shoulder-length locks in the end-of-book montage. This montage also shows the time that was spent in cleaning up the mess from the [[spoiler: failed revolution]], allowing a reset without trivializing the scenario.

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* Female version in Fables ''ComicBook/{{Fables}}'' after Snow White is [[spoiler: shot in the head by Goldilocks]] at the end of the Animal Farm storyline, she spends the next year recovering, which is shown by her [[spoiler: post-surgery]] clean-shaven head growing out to her usual past-the-shoulder-length locks in the end-of-book montage. This montage also shows the time that was spent in cleaning up the mess from the [[spoiler: failed revolution]], allowing a reset without trivializing the scenario.


* Another serious version in the ''WesternAnimationLoveDeathAndRobots'' episode "Beyond the Aquila Rift". The protagonist Thom has a neatly-trimmed beard, but when he wakes from his LotusEaterMachine into the real world his beard is long and filthy and his clothes are rags.

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* Another serious version in the ''WesternAnimationLoveDeathAndRobots'' ''WesternAnimation/LoveDeathAndRobots'' episode "Beyond the Aquila Rift". The protagonist Thom has a neatly-trimmed beard, but when he wakes from his LotusEaterMachine into the real world his beard is long and filthy and his clothes are rags.

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* Another serious version in the ''WesternAnimationLoveDeathAndRobots'' episode "Beyond the Aquila Rift". The protagonist Thom has a neatly-trimmed beard, but when he wakes from his LotusEaterMachine into the real world his beard is long and filthy and his clothes are rags.


A long amount of time passes. A character is shown in the next scene with a beard. Or, if the facial hair is minimal, a full and/or longer beard will be seen. Often used in animated media as RuleOfFunny and sometimes involves the beard [[StatusQuoIsGod disappearing in the next scene]], growing on children, or even being ripped off. Nearly AlwaysMale, except in the very few occasions where it is used with women (usually limited to hair length or GirlsWithMustaches parody). A form of ShowDontTell.

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A long amount of time passes. A clean-shaven character is shown in the next scene with a beard. Or, if the facial hair is minimal, a full and/or longer beard will be seen. Often used in animated media as RuleOfFunny and sometimes involves the beard [[StatusQuoIsGod disappearing in the next scene]], growing on children, or even being ripped off. Nearly AlwaysMale, except in the very few occasions where it is used with women (usually limited to hair length or GirlsWithMustaches parody). A form of ShowDontTell.


A long amount of time passes. A character is shown in the next scene with a beard. Often used in animated media as RuleOfFunny and sometimes involves the beard [[StatusQuoIsGod disappearing in the next scene]], growing on children, or even being ripped off. Nearly AlwaysMale, except in the very few occasions where it is used with women (usually limited to hair length or GirlsWithMustaches parody). A form of ShowDontTell.

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A long amount of time passes. A character is shown in the next scene with a beard. Or, if the facial hair is minimal, a full and/or longer beard will be seen. Often used in animated media as RuleOfFunny and sometimes involves the beard [[StatusQuoIsGod disappearing in the next scene]], growing on children, or even being ripped off. Nearly AlwaysMale, except in the very few occasions where it is used with women (usually limited to hair length or GirlsWithMustaches parody). A form of ShowDontTell.


* Tom Paris grows one in the ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode "Alice" as he spends most of his time fixated on fixing up the titular shuttlecraft and eventually becoming its slave. Averted with Chakotay in "Resolutions" which according to WordOfGod they later regretted, as Chakotay spent months on the planet but as this takes place within a single episode it isn't obvious to the audience. But played straight with the same character in "Year Of Hell Pt. 2" when Chakotay and Tom Paris were held prisoner on board Annorax's time ship.

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* Tom Paris grows one in the ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode "Alice" as he spends most of his time fixated on fixing up the titular shuttlecraft and eventually becoming its slave. Averted with Chakotay in "Resolutions" which according to WordOfGod they later regretted, as Chakotay spent months on the planet but as this takes place within a single episode it isn't obvious to the audience. But played straight with the same character (to the point of at least growing a Time-Passage Mustache) in "Year Of Hell Pt. 2" when Chakotay and Tom Paris were held prisoner on board Annorax's time ship.


* Tom Paris grows one in the ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode "Alice" as he spends most of his time fixated on fixing up the titular shuttlecraft and eventually becoming its slave. Averted with Chakotay in "Resolutions" which according to WordOfGod they later regretted, as Chakotay spent months on the planet but as this takes place within a single episode it isn't obvious to the audience.

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* Tom Paris grows one in the ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode "Alice" as he spends most of his time fixated on fixing up the titular shuttlecraft and eventually becoming its slave. Averted with Chakotay in "Resolutions" which according to WordOfGod they later regretted, as Chakotay spent months on the planet but as this takes place within a single episode it isn't obvious to the audience. But played straight with the same character in "Year Of Hell Pt. 2" when Chakotay and Tom Paris were held prisoner on board Annorax's time ship.


* Female version in ''ComicBook/Fables'' after Snow White is [[spoiler: shot in the head by Goldilocks]] at the end of the Animal Farm storyline, she spends the next year recovering, which is shown by her [[spoiler: post-surgery]] clean-shaven head growing out to her usual past-the-shoulder-length locks in the end-of-book montage. This montage also shows the time that was spent in cleaning up the mess from the [[spoiler: failed revolution]], allowing a reset without trivializing the scenario.

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* Female version in ''ComicBook/Fables'' Fables after Snow White is [[spoiler: shot in the head by Goldilocks]] at the end of the Animal Farm storyline, she spends the next year recovering, which is shown by her [[spoiler: post-surgery]] clean-shaven head growing out to her usual past-the-shoulder-length locks in the end-of-book montage. This montage also shows the time that was spent in cleaning up the mess from the [[spoiler: failed revolution]], allowing a reset without trivializing the scenario.


* Female version in ''ComicBook/Fables]] after Snow White is [[spoiler: shot in the head by Goldilocks]] at the end of the Animal Farm storyline, she spends the next year recovering, which is shown by her [[spoiler: post-surgery]] clean-shaven head growing out to her usual past-the-shoulder-length locks in the end-of-book montage. This montage also shows the time that was spent in cleaning up the mess from the [[spoiler: failed revolution]], allowing a reset without trivializing the scenario.

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* Female version in ''ComicBook/Fables]] ''ComicBook/Fables'' after Snow White is [[spoiler: shot in the head by Goldilocks]] at the end of the Animal Farm storyline, she spends the next year recovering, which is shown by her [[spoiler: post-surgery]] clean-shaven head growing out to her usual past-the-shoulder-length locks in the end-of-book montage. This montage also shows the time that was spent in cleaning up the mess from the [[spoiler: failed revolution]], allowing a reset without trivializing the scenario.

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* Female version in ''ComicBook/Fables]] after Snow White is [[spoiler: shot in the head by Goldilocks]] at the end of the Animal Farm storyline, she spends the next year recovering, which is shown by her [[spoiler: post-surgery]] clean-shaven head growing out to her usual past-the-shoulder-length locks in the end-of-book montage. This montage also shows the time that was spent in cleaning up the mess from the [[spoiler: failed revolution]], allowing a reset without trivializing the scenario.


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* In a rare serious female use of this trope, ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales2017'', Della's time on the moon is shown as this. She begins with short-cropped hair barely to her chin, but she lets her hair grow out during the numerous time skips in her episode, ending with her hair all the way down her back.

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* ''Series/{{Taken}}'': In "Jacob and Jesse", eleven years after his last appearance, Russell Keys has a long, straggly beard as he has spent most of the last decade drifting around the country trying and failing to stay one step ahead of the aliens.


* On ''Series/ThirtyRock'', Frank goes into his office to test the prototype of Tracy's porn video game, and comes out three months later with long shaggy hair and a beard.
-->'''Tracy''': Yes! I'm going to be a billionaire!


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-->'''Tracy''': Yes! I'm going to be a billionaire!


* Taken to almost parodying lengths in WebAnimation/WalrusGuy's "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qSBhsvW_zg Gwonam's Great Adventuwe]]" ''[sic]'', where after Gwonam's BungledSuicide, he awakens in the emergency room to find [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Zelda, Link]], and [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames King Harkinian]] showing obvious signs of aging, including Link how having grown a mustache and small beard, and being told that he was in a coma. [[spoiler:Gwonam was only out for a month.]]

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* Taken to almost parodying lengths in WebAnimation/WalrusGuy's "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qSBhsvW_zg Gwonam's Great Adventuwe]]" ''[sic]'', where after Gwonam's BungledSuicide, he awakens in the emergency room to find [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Zelda, Link]], and [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames King Harkinian]] showing obvious Gwonam's]] BungledSuicide, he awakens from a coma in the emergency room and sees signs of aging, that he was out for a long time, including Link how [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Link]] now having grown a mustache and small beard, and being told that he was in a coma.beard. [[spoiler:Gwonam was only out for a month.]]


* ''Series/{{Crashing}}'': Referenced in one of Pete's go-to bits. He talks about how he can't grow a beard, so if he were ever stranded on a desert island for years, he would look like he'd just arrived there to his eventual rescuers. They'd assume that he just couldn't wait to wear a loin cloth.

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* ''Series/{{Crashing}}'': ''Series/{{Crashing|US}}'': Referenced in one of Pete's go-to bits. He talks about how he can't grow a beard, so if he were ever stranded on a desert island for years, he would look like he'd just arrived there to his eventual rescuers. They'd assume that he just couldn't wait to wear a loin cloth.

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