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taylorm21
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Tarzan Should Have A Beard

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 6/12/2014 Category: Funny
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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gandkr

Pro

Tarzan should most definitely have a beard. In the Disney movie, we never see him with any sort of razor, since there was no way that he would be able to obtain one. He was alone on the island, except for the animals, so he would not physically be able to shave his face. Also, statistics show that boys start growing hair on their face at the age on 15 (on average). Tarzan is much older than 15 when Jane finds him, so he should have grown a beard by then. As my last point, he was raised by apes, and it was not socially acceptable for apes to shave their faces. With all that being said, Tarzan should have a beard.
taylorm21

Con

Indeed, he should have one, but have you ever considered that Tarzan is unable to grow a beard as many males are. There is a possibility that Tarzan, being raised in the jungle, is unable to produce facial hair, much to his despair. I'm sure, growing up in a community of apes, that Tarzan would have grown a beard to simply blend in with his "family", yet his genetics do not allow him to do such.
Debate Round No. 1
gandkr

Pro

There is no evidence stating that Tarzan is physically unable to grow a beard. His skin actually has the ideal conditions for beard-growing, since I have spoken to an expert on that topic.
taylorm21

Con

What is this expert you speak of? It is simply a genetic mutation within Tarzan's blood. As we have seen, his father was able to grow a mustache in the one picture we have seen. But, other than Tarzan's parents, we have no knowledge of what his genetic bloodline consists of and therefore, there may be several others related to Tarzan that are unable to grow a beard. Also, his skin has nothing to do with the matter. It is whether or not Tarzan has the ability to produce hair follicles on his face.
Debate Round No. 2
gandkr

Pro

He prefers to be unamed, but he said that the consistency of the skin determines what sort of beard will grow. Either way, all men are able to produce some sort of fuzz, but Tarzan doesn't even have that. There is a conspiracy theory that the king and queen from Frozen were actually Tarzan's parents. If this is true, we see that his father could not only grow a fantastic beard, but he used to have a mustache as well. Also, it it believed that Anna and Elsa are Rapunzel's cousins. Since the theory states that Tarzan is Anna and Elsa's brother, he would be Rapunzel's cousin as well. We see that the king, his uncle, also has a large beard. With all of that being said, it is a necessity for Tarzan to have a beard in his movie.
taylorm21

Con

We have only seen video and pictures of Tarzan's face, therefore you have no evidence of what the true consistency of Tarzan's skin is. Yes, I am familiar with the theory, but that is only on the Tarzan's dad's side of the family and there is no proof of what facial hair the men on his wife's side of the family has been able to produce. Also, just because Tarzan's dad has the ability to produce facial hair does not prove that Tarzan has the same ability for, like I stated earlier in the debate, it is a genetic mutation. With this being said, the mutation may not occur in everyone from his bloodline.
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Reasons for voting decision: I thought Con's suggestion of a genetic mutation was more convincing.