The Facial Hair in 'Avengers: Infinity War,' Ranked From Acceptable to Egregious
The latest film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe may be very, very good—but the facial hair is very, very bad. For some reason, most of the super dudes in Avengers: Infinity War have a real knack for terrible beards, goatees, sideburns, and more. Seriously, what the hell was Tony Stark thinking? Luckily, there are some bright spots, like Captain America's world-weary shag and T'challa's impressively groomed beard. Here's all the facial hair in Infinity War, ranked from the best to the downright stupidest.
13. Captain America
The whole "fugitive from the American government" thing looks good on Captain Steve Rogers. The full beard gets our emphatic stamp of approval.
His appearance is brief, but his beard looks great. Nicely done, sir.
11. T'challa/Black Panther
The man knows how to navigate an impressively boxed beard without veering into chin-strap territory.
Turns out the God of Thunder has a bit less follicular coverage than some of his teammates—his beard is a little patchy. It still looks good, though.
All due points for being able to edge that perfectly manicured—almost too manicured—goatee.
8. Bucky Barnes
The onetime winter soldier is going with the brooding stubble beard. It's not bad—the other guys who precede him were just more committed to the cause.
7. Rocket Raccoon
C'mon. We had to. The guy is all facial hair. But he could use a shape-up.
6. Peter Quill/Star-Lord
What is with those bizarrely angular sideburns? I know the guy likes a '70s vibe, but that's just wrong.
5. The Collector
Strike one: the tattooed soul patch. Strike two: another set of idiotic sideburns. Why does this keep happening?
It's not actually facial hair. And you could say it's part of a headpiece. But we're calling that thing on his chin a robot soul patch. Unacceptable.
This is another cheat. But Thanos' chin! In the movie, Star-Lord says it looks like a nutsack. We're calling it a skin goatee. Both are gross.
2. Doctor Strange
Coming down the home stretch, it's Stephen Strange and his magician's goatee. Guy might be an actual master of magic, but this makes him look like a guy who does rope tricks for toddlers.
1. Tony Stark
How can a billionaire/ genius/ superhero have such a blind spot for overly sculpted facial hair? Nothing connects, it's all too precious, and it looks like it'd take a half-hour each morning to maintain. Hard pass.
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