It isn’t easy to grow a proper beard, and it isn’t easy to fight crime. Doing both together seems almost impossible, doesn’t it?
Not for these heroes. They’re all about justice, and justice has never looked so good. These superheroes take their grooming very seriously.
From angry Mutants to God-Kings – here are some of the most badass superheroes with beards.
- #15 The Falcon
- #14 Heimdall
- #13 Star-Lord
- #12 Hercules
- #11 Odin Borson
- #10 Captain America
- #9 Green Arrow
- #8 Nick Fury
- #7 Doctor Strange
- #6 Blade
- #5 Aquaman
- #4 Black Panther
- #3 Iron Man
- #2 Wolverine
- #1 Thor Odinson
- Honorable mentions
#15 The Falcon
First Appearance: Captain America #117 (September 1969)
Beard Style: Tapered Chinstrap
Sam Wilson’s Falcon is a member of the Avengers and eventual Team leader. The shield is passed on to The Falcon by Steve Rogers, and he dons the winged suit, taking on the mantle of Cap. Even though Sam has big boots to fill, he does so effortlessly and fights the good fight.
In the TV show – The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Sam Wilson adopts a cool chinstrap beard style. The winged Captain America’s aesthetic is all about being sleek, and this beard style stays in line (literally). The beard neatly encompasses the Superhero’s face, and this style is consistent in all live-action portrayals of the character.
First Appearance: Journey into Mystery #85 (October 1962)
Beard Style: Full Scruff
Heimdal is the all-seeing, all-hearing gatekeeper of Asgard and the protector of the Bifrost. He is one of the most badass characters out there and is played by Idris Elba. Heimdall is a close aide to Thor on many missions and is one of the strongest Asgardians.
Idris Elba, who already has a very rugged look, brings his flair to this character and brings Heimdal to life better than we could have asked for. His deep voice, imposing stature, and large sword are all badass. The beard and dreadlocks we see in the third installment of the Thor franchise elevate the Gatekeeper’s badassery.
Heimdal pulls off a full scruff that just looks plain cool. He has enough to carry a solo movie.
First Appearance: Marvel Preview #4 (January 1976)
Beard Style: Scruff
Star-lord, played by Chris Pratt, is the leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy and is also a member of the Avengers. This Superhero is a human who was kidnapped as a child and taken into space at the order of his celestial father – Ego, the living planet. Star-lord is a master tactician that has mysterious abilities that help him control an infinity stone, to some extent.
Since being kidnapped from his home planet, Star lord’s only connection to Earth is a walkman given to him by his mother. For someone who doesn’t know anything about the Earth, he sure knows how to rock a beard.
In the movies, Starlord adopts a good-looking scruff that makes the character a tad bit more badass. The flying boots and the space guns are cool, but the beard makes him cooler.
First Appearance: Journey into Mystery Annual #1 (October 1965)
Beard Style: Short Beard
Hercules is a member of the Greek God Pantheon and also an Avenger. The character is based on Heracles of Greek Mythology and is the son of Zeus. This Greek God has shown brute strength that rivals the Hulk and is a regular guest in many Thor comics.
The mythological character has stayed true to his classic look through most comics and embodies everything you would expect a Greek God to look like. Hercules possesses a standard, colored, short beard that is very impressive. The character’s introduction in the MCU gives us a good look at a live-action Hercules. It certainly doesn’t disappoint.
If we’re lucky, we will someday see this Greek God butt heads with our favorite Norse God. A battle of the beards, if you will.
#11 Odin Borson
First Appearance: Journey into Mystery #86 (November 1962)
Beard Style: Odin’s Beard
The All-father is Thor’s father and one of the strongest beings in the Marvel Universe. Odin has ruled Asgard for several centuries and is the protector of the nine realms.
This God-King boasts a majestic beard that is fit for royalty. The saying “Odin’s Beard!” is used as an expression of surprise and can be heard being used by Thor in the MCU.
It appears that long, badass beards run in the family, and all the ancestral kings had their regal beards, all the way down to Odinson. The bushy, white beard fits the Norse God’s persona well and helps establish him as the mighty king of Asgard.
#10 Captain America
First Appearance: Captain America Comics #1 (March 1941)
Beard Style: Standard Short Beard
The First Avenger, played by Chris Evans, is one of the founding members of the Avengers and is a World War II hero. This super soldier has gone against anyone who tried to destroy the ideals of freedom and liberty, which sometimes meant his own country. Talk about solid principles.
We get our first look at the bearded super-soldier during the events of MCU Avengers: Infinity War. Steve Rogers adopts the identity of “The Nomad” and arrives dramatically to save Wanda and Vision. The Cap wears the slightly grown-out, standard short beard well. It is a treat to watch him run into battle with that aesthetic. The rugged look paired with his personality would make anyone follow him into battle.
There is a very wholesome scene in the movie between Thor and Cap where the former says to the latter – “I see you copied my beard.”
Facial hair seems to bring many Superheroes together.
#9 Green Arrow
First Appearance: More Fun Comics no. 73 (November 1941)
Beard Style: Goatee
Oliver Queen, a.k.a. Green Arrow, is the resident archer for the Justice League. He, like Batman, does not have any powers and relies on his training and conditioning to fight crime. Oliver also has a lot of money.
The Arrow uses his superhuman-like marksmanship to confront evildoers and is a close confidante of the Flash. The hero has a very Robin Hood-Esq aesthetic with his hooded costumes and the bow and arrow. Even the Green Arrow’s facial hair keeps in line with this look.
The French goatee accompanied by the handlebar mustache is a classic Green Arrow look and can be seen with it in almost all comics. The live-action version of the hero has a more subtle facial hairstyle, but the Arrow feels a little more badass with his classic look. Oliver Queen is no stranger to style and isn’t afraid to make a statement with his facial hair, in the comics at least.
#8 Nick Fury
First Appearance: Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #1 (May 1963)
Beard Style: Goatee
Nick Fury leads SHIELD and is the driving force behind the creation of the Avengers. Throughout the comics, Fury has maintained his classic spy-based style and distinct characteristics – the eye patch, the all-black attire, and most importantly, a neat goatee.
Every detail attached to the character amplifies his serious and mysterious demeanor. Fury is a master spy and dresses like it too. While the Eye patch is enough to pick out the character on the big screen, his goatee completes the whole aesthetic. His neatly kept goatee is a small indicator of his discipline and adds to his personality.
Samuel L Jackson, who plays Fury, masters this look and is one of the most accurate comic movie castings of all time.
#7 Doctor Strange
First Appearance: Strange Tales #110 (July 1963)
Beard Style: Goatee
The Sorcerer Supreme is one of the most powerful entities in the Marvel Universe. His magical powers have kept away many threats to Earth, including alien warlords and other-dimensional beings. Strange’s mystical powers are limited by imagination, and his magic has saved the universe more times than we can count.
Even his beard has a way of working its magic on us.
Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Dr. Strange, dons the classic goatee and has made fans thrilled with this look. The goatee adds a level of mystery to his persona and ties nicely into the whole space magician vibe. Almost every iteration of the character has the same classic style, be it in the comics or movies.
Doctor Strange is one of the ‘Awesome Facial bros,’ It was a treat to see his interaction with the other ‘bro,’ Tony Stark.
First Appearance: The Tomb of Dracula #10 (July 1973)
Beard Style: Soul Patch
Blade, a.k.a. Day Walker, is an extremely cool Vampire Hunter from the Marvel Universe. If Batman were a Vampire, he would be a lot like Blade. Many things make this character cool – A Katana is his primary choice of weapon; everything Blade uses is black, with a full arsenal of gadgets to take out his enemies. He wears cool black sunglasses too.
This list is already long enough, but it wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Blade’s iconic beard. Wesley Snipes, who plays Blade in the Trilogy, embodies perfectly the character, down to the very last detail. The chinstrap-goatee that we see Snipes wear just adds to his mystique and is fitting for someone who scares the living hell out of vampires. The character and the all-black aesthetic stay true to the comics and are welcomed by comic fans everywhere.
The Blade is a member of the Dark Avengers and has helped the Avengers on many occasions.
First Appearance: More Fun Comics #73 (November 1941)
Beard Style: Scraggly Full Beard
Aquaman did not become cool until very recently. This water-based Superhero adopted an entirely new look in the movie, featuring Jason Mamoa. Aquaman is the King of Atlantis and a core member of the Justice League.
Jason Mamoa is a badass individual, and we can see many of his characteristics bleed into Aquaman. A much-needed upgrade. We see Arthur Curry adopt a more hippie, rugged look in the movies.
His full, scraggly beard makes him look wilder, yet somehow, it also makes him look like royalty. It helps to tell the story of a prodigal son who travels the lands and eventually returns to take his rightful place on the throne. The rugged beard and the long, messy hair would make one think twice before trying to mess with him. Oh, and let’s not forget all the tattoos either.
Aquaman’s entire look in the DCEU screams badassery, and if anyone has a problem with that, you can take it up with the King of Atlantis himself.
#4 Black Panther
First Appearance: Fantastic Four #52 (July 1966)
Beard Style: Chinstrap with Mustache
King T’Challa is the wealthiest man on the planet and the ruler of Wakanda. The kingdom is edgy as well as rooted in its culture. The same can be said about Black Panther’s suit. It becomes increasingly evident that the Wakandans care about style. This applies to facial hair as well.
We see the King of Wakanda wearing a well-kept chinstrap, which is an excellent look. This regal beard is fit for a king and makes T’Challa look all the more royal. This beard style, paired with the culturally rooted traditional attire, is just one of the reasons why everyone looks up to the Wakandan King.
King T’Challa is a crucial member of the Avengers, providing much technical support to the team.
#3 Iron Man
First Appearance: Tales of Suspense #39 (March 1963)
Beard Style: French Beard Style
Tony Stark, a.k.a. Iron Man, is a founding member of the Avengers and one of the most brilliant minds in the MCU.
Tony is also the most stylish character in the MCU. This is evident from the suits he wears, the watches, and the cars he owns. The numerous Iron Man suits he has made over the years are more than enough to understand this. Mr. Stark is wealthy, and it shows.
Stark’s need to kick-ass and look good doing it applies to his facial hair as well. The iconic French beard/goatee that we see Robert Downey Jr. adopt is probably the most famous beard in Hollywood. It is almost as if RDJ were born to play the role, and it was heartbreaking to see him go.
Stark and Stephen Strange are ‘Awesome Facial hair bros.’
To see this duo during the events of the Infinity War was a dream come true.
First Appearance: The Incredible Hulk #180 (October 1974)
Beard Style: Classic Mutton Chops style variation
Wolverine is arguably the most badass character in the Marvel Universe, and what does a badass character need? A beard.
The most famous X-man, Logan, has lived for many decades. And thanks to his healing factor, he has been exposed to the fashion styles of many ages. Weapon X, however, is almost always seen with the classic mutton chops style with extended sideburns. The comic and movies version of the anti-hero adopt similar styles.
The beard style we would like to bring your attention to is the fuller variation of the mutton chops seen in Old Man Logan. The storyline depicts an alternate timeline where the mutant has grown old and, somehow, his facial hair game just keeps getting better.
The mildly groomed, salt and pepper beard adds more to the character’s personality and hints at the hard life that the X-man has had.
#1 Thor Odinson
First Appearance: Journey into Mystery #83 (August 1962)
Beard Type: Standard Short Beard
The God of Thunder is one of the founding members of the Avengers and is among the most powerful beings in the Marvel Universe. From the Ultimate Avengers to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Space Viking sport various beards and hairstyles. Each of these had its merits and made Thor significantly more badass, but we see the most iconic in the recent Marvel movie – Thor: Love and Thunder.
In the comics, Thor grows out a beard to simply cover up his battle scars. These scars eventually heal, but the beard grows on him (pun intended). In the MCU, almost every depiction of the character has facial hair; at this point, it would be hard to picture him without it.
In the recent movie, The God of Thunder has a variation of the standard short beard, and he wears it well. The combination of his beard and his long golden locks adds to his Godly majesty.
In all honesty, there isn’t anyone who pulls off the look quite like Thor.
- The Winter Soldier
- Professor Hulk
This brings us to the end of our long list of Badass superhero beards. We understand if you’re suddenly motivated to grow one out now. You may not like it initially, but don’t worry, it’ll grow on you.
Are There Any Superheroes with Beards?
There are many superheroes with beards – Thor, Iron Man, Doctor Strange, Aquaman, and Green Arrow.
Which Marvel Character Has a Beard?
Thor has a very cool beard.
What Villains Have Beards?
Ra’s Al Ghul, Killmonger, Baron Mordo, Vandal Savage, Kraven the Hunter, etc.
Who Is the Hottest Superhero Male?
Thor Odinson is the hottest Superhero.
Did Superman Ever Have a Beard?
Yes, Superman has had a beard on many occasions. The most famous is in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel.
Does Peter Parker Ever Have a Beard?
Peter Parker has had a beard, but very rarely.
What Superhero Has a Goatee?
Iron Man, Dr. Strange, and Blade have goatees.
Who Is the Superhero with Mustache?
Green Arrow has a handlebar mustache.
Well, That brings our countdown to an end. So, Which superhero beard do you like the most?