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Doctor Robotnik shaves his mustache for a good cause, and the result is… creepy

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Doctor Robotnik shaves his mustache for a good cause, and the result is… creepy
Randy Meeks

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November has arrived, and with it, Movember, the movement where men don’t shave their mustaches to raise awareness about men’s health issues. The first news about Movember dates back to 1999 in Australia, but over the years, it has formed its own foundation, specific rules, fundraising events, and even awards for the most original Movembers. This year, an unexpected participant has entered the fray: Doctor Robotnik.

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A mustache for a villain

Robotnik was born in 1991, in the first ‘Sonic‘ game, and since then, he has never stopped trying to trip up the blue hedgehog in every way possible, even becoming a playable character in the franchise’s sports and kart games. But he had never, ever done what he has done now: officially shaved off his thick mustache.

It’s SEGA itself who announced it on Twitter, saying, “Doctor Robotnik is… shaving?! What a look! Robotnik is joining the Movember movement in support of men’s health, saying goodbye to his iconic mustache for the first time in over 30 years.” Perhaps only Mario and Luigi surpass him in mustache iconicity, and the result… Well, frankly, we would have preferred not to see it.

Well, the attempt is appreciated, but, as they say in the famous meme, “Thanks, I hate it.” It’s worth noting that Robotnik (known as “Eggman” in the United States) is incredibly popular within the franchise right now, especially after Jim Carrey took on the role in a truly wonderful performance in ‘Sonic’ and its sequel. The shooting for the third installment was supposed to begin in September, but the strike has made us wait much longer to see the classic mustached character back on the big screen. Hopefully, they won’t shave it off too. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.

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Randy Meeks

Randy Meeks

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