Gaming, like beards, is a foundational component for a dude’s existence. It’s also a pop culture medium clearly influenced by and influential to male grooming and facial hair. With all that in mind, let’s begin one of the manliest, hairiest crossover events EVER…
Maligned on the internet, Waluigi’s facial hair might be the only thing the poor guy has going for him.
One for the older heads, Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik has a power ‘stache that seems to grow with every iteration.
A full mustache and a genuine pair of mutton chops, the British captain makes sure he looks the part of ultimate badass.
The beloved game’s big boss, Heihachi’s look has evolved from game to game - from him sporting a Fu Manchu to a more traditional handlebar style.
Another one for the OG’s, Zangief isn’t a bad guy, he’s just a bad-guy.
A true beardsmen, Joel is staying tight while saving an orphan from the zombie apocalypse...nice!
In the game, you can go to the barbershop and change your hair style, trim your beard, and even wash blood off your face. Interestingly, as the in-game clock keeps ticking, your hair actually grows.
The bald head, the paint on his face, the beard...dude just looks like he’s out to wreck things.
In the game, Barret replaces his hand with a gun. No word on if the beard came before or after the substitution.
A complex character who both is and isn’t. Ol’ Zac has a rocking beard that’s thick, full, and absent of patches.
DK’s grandfather, Cranky possess a long gray mane that makes Santa jealous!
Speaking of Santa beards, Dr. Light may just have the best one ever.
Like most Vikings, Olaf has a healthy, full beard that is one part stylish and one part practical...there’s not much time or space for grooming during intergalactic battles.