Depending on the wearer and their personality, goatees are worn either fully maintained and trimmed daily, or they can be worn quite robust. The style is also very much based on the wearer's facial construction. This greatly someone with a rounder face may crop their goatee one way, a person with a different face shape may shape theirs with different care taken to the corners.
In fiction, goatees are often associated with antagonists, such as Satan, and figures associated with the Satanic. In satirical fiction, the goatee is often a symbol of a character's evil twin. Mirror, Mirror, an episode of the television series Star Trek: The Original Series, introduced such a counterpart to the character Spock in a Mirror Universe. The only physically distinguishing characteristic between the good and evil versions of the character was a goatee. In Doctor Who, the Doctor's arch enemy the Master wears a Van Dyke (goatee with connected mustache) in his two most prominent incarnations played by different actors.
The Star Trek Mirror Universe idea has been parodied and re-used in a number of science fiction and comedy television shows including Mystery Science Theater 3000 (episode Last of the Wild Horses), South Park (episode Spookyfish in which Cartman's evil twin is actually good), Futurama (episode Lesser of Two Evils which introduced Flexo), and Family Guy (episode 5x02, Mother Tucker).
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Aug 12, 1998; George Michael started the trend, George Clooney followed suit and now Matt LeBlanc can be seen sporting one. goatee...