Top 10 Badass Superhero Beards (Ranked)

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No one likes a clean-shaven superhero. Just look at Henry Cavill in Superman: Man of Steel, arguably not anyone’s favorite because he’s squeaky clean. We like bearded characters in our comics. Superheroes with beards like Wolverine’s mutton chops or Thor with his Viking beard.

The B&B team wanted to take a peek back through all comic books to see which superheroes with beards had the most iconic looks. From long beards to soul patches, we looked at Marvel Comics, DC Comics, and a few others to find characters with the best beard growth.

Mustaches and beards create iconic looks for superheroes and villains in comic books, and we love their movie counterparts who play these bearded characters so well.

From Marvel superhero beards to characters like John Wick, whose look and fighting style created a comic book craze for the hitman, we take a look at the top beard styles and facial hair of our favorites.

1. Wolverine

Wolverine AKA Logan has to be the best superhero with a beard of all time. If you ever want to give yourself a headache, look up “why doesn’t Wolverine’s beard recover like the rest of him.” It’s an argument that has split hairs within the bearded superhero fan community for years.

Superheroes like The Wolverine have a unique beard.
Hugh Jackman sports the Wolverine Beard. in X-Men. Image source: Screenrant.com
Wolverine Facial Hair
The Wolverine beard is a perfect look for this superhero. Image source: Cinemablend.com

2. Thor

Thor, the God of Thunder, played by Chris Hemsworth, also has an extremely rugged beard style, but that’s typical for the gods of Valhalla. Odin’s beard was just as thick, if not thicker. Viking beards often feature braids and beard jewelry like beads.

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Thor braided beard. Image courtesy of SA Gamer.
A short beard looks good on Thor.
Thor looks good with a short beard. Image source: Geeksvibesnation.com

3. Aquaman

When Jason Momoa signed on to play Aquaman, everyone got excited. Who else but this bearded, friendly dude could play the legendary Arthur Curry? He’s one of the ultimate superheroes with long hair, let alone his full, long beard style.

Aquaman beard played by Jason Momoa.
Aquaman beard. Image source: Wikipedia
bearded characters like Aquaman look great with a beard.
Full beard with long chin hair. Image source: IMDB.com

4. Green Arrow

Oliver Queen knows just how to play the Green Arrow, who has one of the best mask and beard combos of all time.

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Stephen Amell as the Green Arrow. Image source: Screenrant.com
The character Green Arrow with a beard.
Green arrow character with long beard. Image Source: Procosplay.com

5. Ultimate Nick Fury

The iconic Samuel L. Jackson and Ultimate Nick Fury are the same person, right? We can’t stop thinking Jackson just might be the superhero incarnate.

Superheros and character like Nick Fury show their circle goatee beard.
Sam Jackson as Nick Fury sports a circle beard. Image source: Screenrant.com
Nick Fury goatee beard has a rough style cut.
Image Source: Wikipedia.org for Nick Fury Ultimate. Sporting a rough cut goatee beard.

6. John Wick

Everyone knows John Wick is a badass, but so is this hitman’s look. Keanu Reeves was already a fave, but this series launched a whole other side to his career. A comic book was later produced based on John Wick, and he’ll star in the epic upcoming video game Cyberpunk 2077.

John Wick beard style.
The John Wick beard. Image source: Wallpaperaccess.com
Bearded comic book characters like John Wick sport a patchy beard.
Keanu Reeves’ famous patchy beard. Image source: IMDB.com

7. Star-Lord

When Guardians of the Galaxy was released, Chris Pratt still hadn’t gotten the Hollywood attention he deserved. Fast forward to Infinity War, now Star-Lord is one of the most beloved superheroes with a beard from Marvel, but it’s the sideburn style that makes this character ironic with his throwback 80’s music.

Of course, we’ll always remember him as Andy, or even as the brother on the old TV series “Everwood.”

Bearded superheroes like Star-Lord look better with facial hair.
Star-Lord beard style. Image source: Superheroscreencaps.com
Star-Lord beard style portrayed by Chris Pratt.
Chris Pratt as Star-Lord. Image source: Screenrant.com

8. Doctor Strange

Dr. Strange has one of those amazing extended goatees that’s perfectly tailored to Benedict Cumberbatch’s chin. The Sorcerer Supreme is also galactically known for his amazingly good looks.

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Doctor Strange goatee beard. Image source: HollywoodReporter.com
Dr Strange Beard is a goatee style.
The awkwardly uneven goatee is oddly perfect for the Dr. Strange character. Image source: Wikipedia.org for Doctor Strange

9. Iron Man

Our list would not be complete without the iconic Tony Stark beard. Ironman is always a Halloween costume favorite and tops our list.

The Tony Stark look was the beard that started a trend of Van Dyke beards and anchor beards that continue to this day. Who wouldn’t want to have the look of this genius behind Ironman and arguably the Avengers’ success as well.

Tony Stark beard style.
Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark. Image source: Comic-con.org
Tony Stark beard
Tony Stark has the best beard of all the Avenger Superheros. Image source: IMDB.com

10. Black Panther

When Chadwick Boseman stepped on-screen as the Black Panther, nobody knew that he was battling cancer. It seems surreal now to watch him play the badass T’Challa knowing what he was going through and also that he’s gone. We’ll miss this amazing human being and actor!

Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther had a unique beard.
Chadwick’s Black Panther character had a unique beard style.
Black panther beard
Black Panther beard. Image source: IMDB.com

Honorable Mentions for Bearded Characters

  • The full beard on Commander Riker from “Star Trek: The Next Generation”
  • Captain America’s thick beard in Infinity Wars
  • Legendary ginger beard of Game of Thrones‘ Tormund Giantsbane (And Jon Snow)
  • Johnny Depp’s goatee as Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Forrest Gump’s yeard beard look
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