Hairy

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Hairy

First appearance 61: Stacey's Dad
Appearances 159
For a list of comics, see Comics featuring Hairy.

Hairy is a stick figure character in xkcd. The name is unofficial, used on this wiki to describe male characters with hair and no other distinguishing features.

Hairy is not a single character, but a categorization of various one-time characters. One Hairy, a learning pickup artist, has appeared in two comics (1027: Pickup Artist and 1178: Pickup Artists).

When Hairy appears with Cueball or Black Hat, he generally comes off as worse (as in 1210: I'm So Random, or as a pickup artist). Hairy can also appear just to add some variation in a group (1261: Shake That), or as a kid (973: MTV Generation, 1176: Those Not Present).

There is a very early comic (16: Monty Python -- Enough) where a hairy guy delivers the joke. There is no reason to believe this is the same Hairy that Randall invented later.

Hairy's name may be "Mike" as that name is used by Cueball in 2232: Hotel Room Party when addressing a group that included him. And possibly directly in 2718: New Year's Eve 2023, although Cueball may still be mistaken in that instance after previously identifying the Hairy-like person as the distinctly non-Hairy-like Rob.