How Does Superman Shave His Beard?

I’m a huge fan of silly hypotheticals. Today, I found a couple of cool videos of experts theorizing how they think Superman shaves his beard.

I’d never considered that Superman’s beard would be made of anything other than normal hair. But I sure should’ve. After all, he’s not human. Every part of him is tough and rough and harder than steel. The hair on his head and body is undoubtedly coarser than our own hair.

But we know from comic books and movies that he has grown a full beard, so the question is raised, “How does he shave?” See some highly inventive answers from a few experts below:

Here’s Bill Nye’s answer:


Comic Book Expert Kevin Smith’s answer:


And the Mythbusters guys’ answer:


Do you have a better theory? If so, leave it in the form below and I’ll post my favorite theory on the homepage.

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21 Responses to “How Does Superman Shave His Beard?”

  1. purple bird
    May 28, 2013 at 12:14 pm #

    Yikes! What happened to Bill Nye? He got old! #Peechtival!

  2. Darth Batman
    May 28, 2013 at 2:05 pm #

    Yes. He uses his heat vision, reflects it off a mirror toward his beard, and the problemo is solved.

    • Percy Jackson
      May 28, 2013 at 11:02 pm #

      Would he not be impervious to his own heat vision?

      • Darth Batman
        May 29, 2013 at 1:55 pm #

        OK, then. In every Superman story, his parents send him on a rocket to Earth. Surviving that galactic journey, it must be very strong. So when Superman shaves, he simply knocks off a shard, and he shaves like a human. What can hurt a person from Krypton? Something made in Krypton.

    • Yellow Bird
      May 30, 2013 at 6:32 am #

      Superman is actually never grows a beard in any comics because he has no need to it doesn’t grow on earth.

      • purple bird
        May 30, 2013 at 6:33 am #

        That makes sense! Peechtival!

      • purple bird
        June 6, 2013 at 8:09 pm #

        Hey! I didn’t write that reply!!! You just replied to yourself one minute after you posted that comment!!!! This is an outrage!!!!!!! “Peechtival®” is a registered trademark, ya know!!!!!!!!!!!! #PEECHTIVAL®!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Owen
    May 28, 2013 at 3:29 pm #


  4. cheesebuger123
    May 31, 2013 at 1:16 pm #

    here’s my answer razor and shaving cream

  5. Percy Jackson
    June 1, 2013 at 2:52 pm #

    Jamie and Adam from Mythbusters also answered this question.

    • risks are great
      April 1, 2014 at 4:34 pm #


  6. Grammar Nazi
    June 1, 2013 at 4:43 pm #

    Steal not still

  7. cheesebuger123
    June 1, 2013 at 7:49 pm #

    HEY PEOPLE , heres my answer can of shaving cream and a razor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • butterQUartz
      August 25, 2013 at 2:25 pm #

      the man of steel does not simply shave his beard

  8. Jonny
    June 3, 2013 at 8:21 pm #

    He does not have a beard.I saw it on a cartoon of him .I like him when I an in Pre-School.

  9. M0e
    June 5, 2013 at 10:02 pm #

    He goes to Chuck Norris for help. IT”S SO SIMPLE!!!

  10. BATMAN
    June 16, 2013 at 9:03 pm #


  11. veyboy
    June 23, 2013 at 5:05 pm #

    It’s kind of impossible for him to shave with his heat vision and a mirror because wouldn’t his “lasers” go right through the mirror?

  12. Mr.Man
    June 28, 2013 at 5:06 pm #

    Easy. If it`s the sun that makes him powerful and invulnerable, he just goes somewhere without the sun.

  13. ninjapies44
    July 11, 2013 at 3:55 pm #

    Superman Could Just Use a Light Saber.
    Or lava.

  14. challenger
    September 2, 2013 at 1:24 pm #

    i like kevin smiths theory. ishkabibble

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