VGC Top Ten Best Videogame Facial Hair - News

by VGChartz Staff , posted on 24 October 2009 / 28,426 Views

As evidenced by people such as Chuck Norris and Gerard Butler as King Leonidas of Sparta, nothing says “badass” like a truly awesome tuft of facial hair.  It can also be noted that once said facial hair is removed, said person becomes a diminutive wimp.  This facial “Samson-effect” can be evidenced with such rugged characters as the Brawny Man, of paper towel fame.  Once he decided to go the way of the razor, I bet he gets beat up by all sorts of various wildlife.  Videogames are no stranger to the effects of awesome facial hair, and without further ado, here are the top 10 characters that have it.      


 

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10. Sazh Katzroy – Final Fantasy XIII


While a character that has not actually invaded our homes as of yet, Sazh has one of the best examples of a “smooth goatee”.  Everything about this man says “yes I am a playa and I am also quite awesome”.  His goatee makes me want to drink a tall glass of Courvoisier cognac and listen to Barry White music.  

 


 

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9. Shang Tsung – Mortal Kombat series


We have seen many old-school martial arts masters sport this long mustache and goatee combo over the years in various films and games, but none seem to give it the accomplishment that Mr. Tsung does here.  Let’s face it, if I had the ability to shapeshift, you better bet that I’d choose such an awesome mustache.  Also note that the moment Tsung decided to get rid of this look in Mortal Kombat II, he was instantly demoted to the rank of “some dude”.  

 


 

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8. Dr. Light – Mega Man series


I’m not even going to mention how awesome Dr. Light’s beard blends into his double ended pompadour hairstyle.  The main attraction is undoubtedly his use of a huge old Santa Claus beard to show that he is a fun guy that might just make some little mechanical toys in his workshop, but mess with him and you have a world of hurt on.

 


 

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7. Sam Fisher – Splinter Cell Conviction


Nothing says manly like a huge scraggly “Grizzly Adams” beard for the man who says “take this society, I don’t need the oppression of razors anymore."   I’m kind of worried about Sam’s next adventure as he has apparently decided to lose his former mane of awesomeness.      

 


 

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6. Old Snake –MGS4


I’m torn between talking about Snakes retro 70’s porn ‘stache or his grizzled and haggard old man look.  Both are awesome, but both serve different purposes.  One says “I have authority” and should accompany anyone who reads the nightly news or serves as a Highway Patrolman.  The other says “get off my lawn” with a Clint Eastwood-esque grunt.  Combine both of these sets of follicles with a mullet and you have pure awesome.


 

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5. Gannondorf – Zelda Series


You know what would be more awesome that one of those old school 1920’s curly mustaches?  Imagine if you will - a beard that somehow inexplicably links into one’s own eyebrows for an almost complete circle of facial hair.  I think this undoubtedly trumps the comb-over beard and reverse Mohawk as the funniest hairstyle I want hipsters to start wearing from now on.  

 


 

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4. Judge – Ace Attorney series


Much like Dr. Light, our old fiend the Judge has a beard that ushers in a sense of not only nobility and wisdom, but pure whip-ass.  With a beard like that I bet Judge here can easily bench 500 pounds, as the  amount of beard is directly proportional to how much of a muscle guy you are in most martial arts films.  I wonder why you never see him without his trademark Judge robes, maybe its because he’s too ripped and doesn’t want to show off.    

 


 

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3. Mario / Luigi – Mario Series


The Mario Brothers make us look back to the mustachioed look of the 1970’s when everyone looked as awesome as these guys.  I will assume that Mario and Luigi’s mustaches are the exact reason why they have thwarted Bowser and his minions all of these years.  Not only can Mario store food or water for tough treks through mountains or deserts, but the lip covering can provide warmth in the always present ice levels.  Many of you may also wonder why the princess stays with Mario all these years, and I give you one reason: mustache rides.

 


 

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2. King of the Cosmos - Katamari series


Not too much to say here other than the obvious – would you mess with a guy that has a 70 foot long mustache, huge sideburns, and the greatest goatee ever to tie it in?

 


 

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1. Ares – God of War


What could be badass than a full head of hair and a beard that sways in the wind? Imagine just for one second that this hair was made of not just hair, but infernal fire!

 


 


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30 Comments

Silver-Tiger (on 26 October 2009)

OMG you missed two important ones: Kratos of God of War and Zangief of Street Fighter. Missing them is blasphemy.


antfromtashkent (on 26 October 2009)

Dood whata hell.... where is Capt. Price!? this list looses -_-


aken909 (on 26 October 2009)

I'm sorry but Mario and Luigi are number one!


spdk1 (on 25 October 2009)

what games do you play bumblejr?! LOL


bumblejr2 (on 25 October 2009)

i was expecting some crazy thing like a woman with a beard on her ass or something haha


Bman54 (on 25 October 2009)

Nice list. I was hoping Ares would be #1, but what about Le Chuck from Monkey Island? He's got a normal beard and a fire beard!


MontanaHatchet (on 25 October 2009)

And here comes the complaints. Just enjoy the freakin' list.


Simulacrum (on 25 October 2009)

Worst Top Ten Ever.


KylieDog (on 25 October 2009)

[img]http://protochan.org/uploads/data/300px-BarryBurton_ib4f.png[/img] Seriously though, could have least picked some unique styles instead of a bunch of beards/tashes that a million characters have.


TWRoO (on 25 October 2009)

The James Bond spoof character on TimeSplitters 2 was the first one to come to mind.


Deneidez (on 25 October 2009)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3548/3639282909_4ab862d326.jpg :/


Staude (on 25 October 2009)

This list makes you wanna grow a beard XD Btw Ares ! pwnage. ITS ON .. No.. IT IS FIRE !


TheLordHimself (on 25 October 2009)

Where's LeChuck? His beard was the one thing that actually kept him alive, and could be made of fire, stone... etc.


lolita (on 25 October 2009)

How about that armour shop guy in OoT? When I read "Top Ten Best Videogame Facial Hair" I thought of that guy. Big bear like fellow, bald and... BAM! Big beard!


NightDragon83 (on 25 October 2009)

King of the Cosmos is definitely Big Pimpin' in that picture lol... he's the #1 player in Katamari Damaci haha!


phinch1 (on 25 October 2009)

aw man where victor sullivans mustache ??


alvaroaze (on 25 October 2009)

what about Kill Master from Brutal Legend? number 1 for sure http://fliperama.terra.com.br/canais/noticias_novo/images/noticias/brutalegends_lemmy.jpg


SHMUPGurus (on 25 October 2009)

Ganondorf should have been number 1 fo sho!


MetalGearSolid_4ever (on 25 October 2009)

Wait...Ares makes it and Kratos doesn't ? (Check out his goatee shots in the official thread btw - http://www.vgchartz.com/forum/thread.php?id=90083) come to thik of it, God of war has a good share of beards, Zeus, Posieden... btw How about Sully in Uncharted ? Mario lol...This list wouldn't be complete without him...should be No1.. OLD SNAKE is there too !


Fleeman (on 25 October 2009)

Shang Tsung should be way higher he has way better facial hair then sam fisher


The Ghost of RubangB (on 25 October 2009)

Awww.... now I miss my giant beard of strength.


Red4ADevil (on 25 October 2009)

ROFLMAO at Peach getting mustache rides, oh that made my day. Im still trying to grow a beard (its slowly growing but taking too long).


spdk1 (on 25 October 2009)

LOL @ Pallus can't believe I missed that one!


PullusPardus (on 25 October 2009)

http://www.halolz.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/halolz-dot-com-littlebigplanet-scaleofawesomebeards.gif that!


--OkeyDokey-- (on 25 October 2009)

This reminds me. I need to shave :P


c03n3nj0 (on 25 October 2009)

this encourages me to grow some facial hair :-P


quarashi (on 25 October 2009)

I think this is the best list that has come out yet. I have to agree with the Sam Fisher thing. Not feeling the new one like the one in the picture.


SuperAdrianK (on 24 October 2009)

Im 13 and I would have to shave my beard alot of times and it keeps growing back...but the moustache stays...


alfredofroylan (on 24 October 2009)

Looks quite similar to the Screwattack Top 10 beards.


Gilgamesh (on 24 October 2009)

Lol awesome beards, I think I'm going to grow one just because of this thread.