Legendary Longhairs Ahead
Pirates, Superheroes, Bad-To-The-Bone Ass Kickers. What do these types of fictional characters have in common, you ask?
Magnificent. Manly. Manes.
The characters we watch in movies, see in comics, and read in books inspire us in many ways. This list explores some of the fictional characters with long hair inspiring men everywhere to grow long locks.
These characters are the starting six of our fictional flow-masters.
First depicted in Marvel Comics in 1962 and later adapted for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, this longhaired superhero is based on the Norse god of thunder.
Armed with his powerful hammer, Mjolnir, and a mighty golden mane, Thor is charged with protecting Asgard. And he does a damn golden job of it.
He’s the follically gifted main character of the Machete film franchise and the uncle and spy gear supplier of the famous Spy Kids. Helping the Spy Kids find their parents or hired by the president to take down a man with a plan to dominate the world, he’s always doing good.
Whether he’s wielding a machete, firing hundreds of rounds per second from a minigun mounted on a steel steed, or simply selling spy equipment, this black-haired badass is always lettin’ it ride.
John Rambo begins as a homeless, drifter Vietnam War vet with PTSD. Escaping jail, rescuing POWs from the Vietnamese jungles, and cliff diving to avoid certain death at the hands of Soviet and Vietnamese troops are all examples of a day in the life of this hardcore vet.
His life of badassery is of course complemented by his ferocious flow.
Legolas is a character in J.R.R. Tolkien’s legendarium. A Sindarin Elf of the Woodland Realm, he is blessed with strong stamina, acute sight and hearing, and his skills as an archer are unparalleled. Oh and don’t forget his glorious white-golden locks, often twisted up into some brilliant braids.
CAPTAIN JACK SPARROW
Portrayed in Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean films, based on the Walt Disney World theme park ride, Jack Sparrow is a pirate captain who regularly chooses to flee a danger rather than fight. Using his imaginative wit and impeccable negotiating skills, he’s able to slip dangerous situations.
He is the captain of The Black Pearl and Pirate Lord of the Caribbean Sea. He’s also got a head of dope dreadlocks laced with beads and other trinkets amassed from years of pirating.
Last but not least is the character that introduced long hair to me at a young age. My favorite fabled flow. Depicted in Disney’s Tarzan, he was raised by a western gorilla named Kala.
Tarzan is a man of the jungle. He grew up swinging from vines and walking on all fours. He’s also never seen a pair of shears in his life and he’s all the better for it. His lush locks are in the most natural state, uncut and flowing. His mane probably helped him out with Jane too, boys.
If you already have long hair, congratulations. You’ve already joined the ranks of some of the sickest characters in fiction.
If you haven’t started growing yet, what are you waiting for? Take this inspiration and get growing.
Who inspired you? Who’s your favorite fictional character with long hair? Let us know and we’ll put him in the running for future lists of fictional flow.
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