|Jafar says: Read my lips and come to grips with the reality!|
|“||Never underestimate the power of the beard.||„|
|~ Beard Hunter in the Doom Patrol TV series|
The Beard Hunter is a minor antagonist from DC Comics and perhaps one of the most bizarre, crazy and comical villains in the DC universe. He was an enemy of Doom Patrol (enemy being used rather liberally as he was pretty much a push-over and served mostly as comic relief).
Despite his lack of success, questionable goals and utter failure at villainy the Beard Hunter is, at least in theory, a dangerous individual and would be considered a mentally unstable psychotic if he was real - of course he is not and thus such comparisons are really only useful if you wish to get into a deep psychological debate.. at any rate, let us begin the tale of one of DC's most obscure and honest-to-goodness *real* super-villains.
Born with a hormone deficiency that prevented him from growing a beard, the young man known as Ernest Franklin grew resentful of beards and begun a one-man war against facial hair, hunting down and killing unfortunate individuals and taking their beards as trophies. He was still performing this gruesome and bizarre behavior when he was 36 and living at home with his mother. When not committing murder he seemed obsessed with body-building magazines.
Dubbing himself the Beard Hunter, poor Ernest was delusional enough to believe a movie would be made about his career as the crazed villain but this, of course, never occurred.
Powers and Abilities
Beard Hunter has zero-powers other than some limited skill with handguns, in fact, he was a poor fighter and relied heavily on his guns.
In other media
- Beard Hunter is a recurring character in the television series Doom Patrol, portrayed by Tommy Snider. Different from his mainstream counterpart, this version of Beard Hunter actually has superpowers. Once consuming someone's facial hair, he absorbs their essence, granting him knowledge on the person's life and the ability to pinpoint their location across time and space.
|Doom Patrol Villains|
Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man | Arsenal | Beard Hunter | Black Vulture | Botfly | Brain | Brotherhood of Evil | The Bug Man | Candlemaker | The Claw | Codpiece | Crucifer | Darren Jones | Decreator | Doctor Death | Doctor Silence | Doctor Tyme | Elephant Man | Gargaux | General Immortus | General Zahl | Giant Jukebox Robot | The Great Guru | Holocaust | Houngan | Kalki | Kor, the Conquerer | Kranus | Madame Rouge | Mandred the Executioner | Men from N.O.W.H.E.R.E. | Metallo | Meteor Man | Mister 103/104 | Mister Nobody | Monsieur Mallah | Mutant Trio | Phobia | Plasmus | Reactron | Red Jack | Rog | Scissormen | Shrapnel | Sonar | Tenth Circle | The Baron | Tycho | Ultimax | Videx | Volcano Man | Warp | Wrecker | Zarox-13