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"...Ganondorf has an exceptionally unique case of unibrow, in which his eyebrows connect clearly with his hair, thus forming one very long eyebrow. This puts the typical unibrow (one that connects in the middle of one's face above the nose) to shame..."
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Ah, the Unibrow. Not generally considered the most attractive kind of facial hair on the market. So like most kinds of unfashionable/unattractive appearance, characters sporting one are mostly consigned to being either evil, or comical.

  • Type I: If a character has a unibrow, they're either evil, conniving, scummy, or have some defining negative trait.
  • Type II pretty much just boils down to "unibrows are funny".

If a female has one, it's typically meant to show that she's unattractive. These are a typical uncool feature of Nerd girls.

A Subtrope of Unusual Eyebrows (more particularly, Evil Eyebrows), Good Hair, Evil Hair, and Big Ol' Eyebrows.


Examples of Type I:

  • Mother Bruce series: Bruce the literal Grumpy Bear has a very thick unibrow.
  • Count Olaf from A Series of Unfortunate Events, as we are reminded of every book. He's not the only one. Lemony Snicket's brother Jacques also has a unibrow, causing him to be mistaken for Count Olaf.
  • Helga Pataki of Hey Arnold! has a large unibrow which runs in the family. With the exception of Olga (who is occasionally shown to have had a unibrow as a child but no longer does), the family itself isn't very noble, and Helga is constantly threatening everyone around her (often times following through with her threats), despite her stalkerrific crush on the title character.
  • The Twins in Superjail!, who are constantly plotting.
  • Daz Bones aka Mr 1 from One Piece has a distinct unibrow and he’s a cold blooded assassin. Of course Zoro who dislikes people with odd eyebrows fights him.
  • Squilliam Fancyson, Squidward's childhood rival on SpongeBob SquarePants.
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  • In Steven Universe, Gem Space Admiral Emerald, Arch-Enemy of the Off Colors, either has a unibrow with lightning shaped sides or a sort of head crest that resembles one. Army, the most aggressive of Ruby Squad, and Hessonite, the Big Bad of Save the Light, also have these.
  • Control Freak of Teen Titans; however, he is a rather pathetic villain, so this could be a combination of the two types.
  • As shown in the picture, Gerald Samson, Maggie Simpson's nemesis.
  • Mr. Grumpy and Mr. Stubborn from The Mr. Men Show, are two of the more negative personality characters, and the only two to have unibrows.
  • Doctor Drakken from Kim Possible, much like the aforementioned Control Freak.
  • Mooch, the mixed breed pup from 101 Dalmatians: The Series, who serves as the bully.
  • Ryou Mashiba from Hajime no Ippo, the local Sociopathic Hero.
  • Pro wrestler Santino Marella, an Italian Funny Foreigner.
  • From Saint Seiya we got Wyvern Radamanthys. He also has the dubious distinction of being one of the best looking characters displaying this particular trait.
  • Total Drama Island has Duncan, Eva, and Chef Hatchet, who all have unibrows and are all known for having unpleasant personalities.
  • Captain McGillicutty in Tales of Monkey Island.
  • Despite being a robot, Megatron of Transformers: Generation 1 had an evil large unibrow.
  • General Molotov from Jimmy Two-Shoes.
  • Phoney Bone, not especially evil, but more than often a Jerkass.
  • In Salman Rushdie's novel Midnight's Children, there's a scene in a Moslem neighborhood in Delhi, India, where an 8-year-old girl with one eyebrow starts a riot against a Hindu.
  • In The Company of Wolves, Rosaleen is reminded by her grandmother to beware men whose eyebrows meet - because they're werewolves.
  • Dracula, although it's left out in most adaptations.
  • Dragon Booster has Big Bad Word Payyn and his son Moordryd. Moordryd's is just a normal unibrow though, while his father's actually curls at parts and actually sticks out a bit off the sides of his head due to its length.
    • Ironically, despite the unibrow, Moordryd is typically considered the most attractive guy on the show by fans. Go figure.
  • Mosquito of Soul Eater has one that also droops considerably off each side. Close-ups show the thing is actually A SOLID OBJECT rather than hair.
  • Marshal Marmont, considered by many to be the treacherous Marshal par excellence. Of course, after his 1814 betrayal, his contemporaries did not fail to comment on that particular feature.
    • Naturally, it's also the most recognizable trait of his counterpart in Hasegawa Tetsuya's manga.
  • Belson from Clarence.
  • Unibrows are the signature trait of the despicable, disgusting McPoyle family from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. It's a result of all the inbreeding.
  • Gaylord Robinson from The Amazing World of Gumball.
  • Harry's physical training instructor in The Power of the Press has one, in addition to being a bit of a Drill Sergeant Nasty.
    • Viktor Krum appears to have one on the American cover of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, though it is never mentioned in the book itself and he does not have one in the film.
  • Buford from Numb Chucks.
  • Legend (1985): The Big Bad Darkness has one.
  • Mutiny on the Bounty: Parkin, the excessively cruel guard aboard the Pandora who persecutes Byam and the other Bounty sailors arrested on Tahiti. He has "eyebrows that met in an irregular line over his nose."
  • Sir Ruber from Quest for Camelot. Well, not really a unibrow, but his eyebrows are just so close to touching each other that whenever he scowls or smirks, it almost looks like he has a long red eyebrow.
  • The villain of Kate Bush's short film The Line, the Cross, and the Curve has a unibrow. She was played by Miranda Richardson.
  • Nanny McPhee: Nanny McPhee has one, which serves as one of her unflattering features. It goes away as the children behave.

Examples of Type II:

  • Cupcake from Cupcake & Dino: General Services has one.
  • Fran Stalinovskovichdavidovitchsky from DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story.
  • The man whose eyebrows are connected and who has a gold tooth, in EarthBound. Granted, he's also invisible, so you have to take his word for it.
  • Gary Larson, when he wasn't giving his characters glasses, was generally drawing their eyes simply as a thick line.
  • In Orange Is the New Black, Blanca Flores has one of these along with her disheveled hair. In season 5, she gets a makeover and gets her eyebrow separated into two, surprising Red.
    "Your eyebrows! They're plural!"
  • This Super Bowl ad.
  • Both Bert and Oscar from Sesame Street.
  • Vakama in BIONICLE: The Mask of Light.
  • Una Brau, Frau Farbissina's seen-once lesbian lover in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.
  • Ed and Rolf from Ed, Edd n Eddy.
  • Ed Generic from Everyday Heroes.
  • The Todd gets one for a one-off visual joke in Scrubs. His waxer was in the Bahamas.
  • Satoshi Horio, The Chew Toy from The Prince of Tennis.
  • Henchman 24 from The Venture Bros. is described by 21 as "Jerry Seinfeld with a unibrow".
  • Groundskeeper Willie from The Simpsons.
  • King Bob from Recess.
  • Daggett in The Angry Beavers.
  • Spanky Ham in Drawn Together.
  • Wallace & Gromit: Gromit, being a dog, has no (extra) hair on his brow, but its constant animation can give him this appearance. It conveys everything he feels, more effectively than words could, really.
  • Ryotsu from Kochikame.
  • One of Ponty's roommates in the novel Mike Nelson's (yes, that Mike Nelson) Death Rat! is described as having a prominent one:
    Scotty only had one eyebrow. It covered both eyes, luckily, but its deviation from a straight line was very minute, dipping only slightly above the bridge of his nose.
  • Major Monobrow Monogram from Phineas and Ferb, and his son, Monty.
  • Francine has one in American Dad! Typically she waxes it, save for one episode where she let it grow in.
  • WWE's Santino Marella sports one, and he's one of the funniest guys on the roster, Face or Heel.
  • There's a superhero in Empowered who's even named Unibrow. Of course, this trope applies to him. We don't learn much about him, except that he's a Superdead.
  • Both the Irish cop and the hot-iron salesman in the Disney short Duck Pimples.
  • Tad in Planet Tad. He tries to shave it off but ends up shaving off his entire eyebrows.
  • An episode of Night Court features a girl on the run from a forced marriage. She describes her prospective husband's hideousness by indicating that he has a unibrow.
  • Brick in Total Drama Revenge of the Island.
  • Parodied in Night Court. A Russian woman is described as having only one eyebrow. When one of our heroes sees a picture, he exclaims, "I thought you meant over both eyes!"
  • Tim Lockwood, the main protagonist's dad in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. It also works as Blinding Bangs, obscuring his eyes most of the time. When we do see his eyes, it's Played for Laughs.
  • Rick and Morty: Rick Sanchez has a single bushy unibrow across his face.
  • Pokémon: Farfetch'd is a duck with a marking on its forehead that resembles a unibrow.
  • One of the potential villagers who can move into your town in Animal Crossing is an Uchi Squirrel with a unibrow named Hazel. She even has "Uni-wow" as her initial catchphrase!
  • Brobee in Yo Gabba Gabba!
  • Rolanda from the YouTube channel, Wassabi Productions, has one to emphasize her gonky appearance.
  • In the spoof film Epic Movie, there's a scene where Mystique asks what Peter wants her to shapeshift before they get in on. He asks first for more conventionally attractive features, such as a bigger breast size and larger ass size. Afterwards, he asks for a badonkadonk, but quickly takes it back for a monobrow. She does a double take, but he insists, referring to it as a "mamabrow", leading to her shapeshifting a monobrow. He then asks her to get incredibly fat and flabby which she also does. They then start to get it on. He's noticeable more turned on by the monobrow and fat body than anything else.
  • Mint from Object Terror used to have a living unibrow. Unfortunately, the unibrow was mean to him, so he shaved it off in "P to the Fourth" and never had it since.


  • Real Life example: Frida Kahlo is famous for her self-portraits that emphasize her large bushy unibrow. Rare in that it is not villainous or comical, but rather is valued for its artistic value and redefinition of beauty. However, Kahlo was considered classically attractive by many; she just Accentuated The Negative whenever it came to drawing herself due to a bad self-image.
  • Poppy from Lola and Virginia. Instead of being evil or comedy, she's one of the main character's two best friends. Visually the unibrow is played as part of her tough, tomboy image. But plotwise it's not really an issue and isn't even pointed out by the other characters.
  • Akaishi in Cross Game. Neither evil nor funny, his unibrow is just there.
  • Chi McBride. He usually plays likable characters though.
  • Brazilian writer Monteiro Lobato.
  • Anthony Davis, a member of the 2012 NCAA men's basketball championship team, the University of Kentucky Wildcats, is known for his unibrow. So much so that there is merchandise relating to it ("Bow to the Brow"; "Fear the Brow") and they have even redecorated the mascot to give it a unibrow.
  • The Gallagher brothers from Oasis.
  • Hugh Acheson, regular judge on Top Chef, is well-known for his unibrow. In fact, he's often called "Hughnibrow."
  • Gromit of Wallace & Gromit isn't strictly modeled with eyebrows at all, but his forehead is so flexible and expressive that it almost acts as a unibrow.
  • Former Dodgers and Cardinals slugger Wally Moon. Not evil, unless you were an opposing pitcher who gave up one of his famed "Moon shots" (what fans called Moon's home runs).
  • Warden Melody Of The Undergrowth: Emperor Magulus has a huge unibrow. His could be considered more a "Badass Unibrow" since he can slice through vines with one swing of his sword.

Alternative Title(s): Big Ol Monobrow


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