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24th Jul '16 12:58:23 AM FlakyPorcupine
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* Just about everybody in ''WebAnimation/TheBackwaterGospel'' has these, with few exceptions. Those exceptions are the Undertaker (who has ScaryShinyGlasses instead), the Minister very briefly, the Tramp right before [[spoiler:he dies]], and Bubba during his [[spoiler:MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment]].
15th Jul '16 1:18:32 PM Aiguille
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* In the video for Music/PoetsOfTheFall's "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ompevuR1644&list=PLjACqN5i5sDWjx8wkdUyCl4MjctV4SE6o Lift]]," MadDreamer and implicitly AxCrazy jail inmate Mark manifests matte black eyes briefly during his psych screening when the female psychologist evaluating him confronts him with an evidence bag containing a red ball-head straight pin. Though his mouth is out of frame, his expression implies that he's ''smiling'' at the sight of it.
2nd Jul '16 1:08:22 PM nombretomado
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2nd Jul '16 1:07:14 PM nombretomado
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* Karzahni from Franchise/{{Bionicle}} was first described as having empty, black eyes. Later, a book illustration gave him brightly glowing yellow eyes (and took other liberties with his colors), and his eventual figure sported red eyes. The change is somewhat justified in the figure's case, as it represented his mutated form, which didn't look anything like what his original description suggested. There's also the fact that Karzahni constantly rebuilds himself, so he may have possibly changed his eyes...

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* Karzahni from Franchise/{{Bionicle}} Toys/{{Bionicle}} was first described as having empty, black eyes. Later, a book illustration gave him brightly glowing yellow eyes (and took other liberties with his colors), and his eventual figure sported red eyes. The change is somewhat justified in the figure's case, as it represented his mutated form, which didn't look anything like what his original description suggested. There's also the fact that Karzahni constantly rebuilds himself, so he may have possibly changed his eyes...
1st Jul '16 7:55:14 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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* The BigBad of ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'', [[OurLichesAreDifferent the Horned King]], has pitch-black eyes by default, though they glow [[RedEyesTakeWarning red]] whenever he's darkly excited or ''very'' angry.

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* The BigBad of ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'', [[OurLichesAreDifferent the Horned King]], has pitch-black empty eye sockets as eyes by default, though they glow [[RedEyesTakeWarning red]] (with a black pupil) whenever he's darkly excited or ''very'' angry.angry. In close-ups of his face, it is actually possible to see a very little white pupil in the middle of his empty black eyes.
11th Jun '16 3:23:49 PM siberia82
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* Shivers the Clown from the ''Fear of Clowns'' duology has a disorder that causes his eyes to appear almost completely black.
* In ''Film/FromHell'', when Sir William Gull realizes [[spoiler:he has been found out as Jack the Ripper by Inspector Abberline]], his eyes turn black as he goes berserk and attacks [[spoiler:the Inspector]]. Seeing as Sir William is a normal (if deranged) human being, this seems to be just for shock value. Possibly a reference to the comic, when during [[spoiler:his death]] Sir William has a long out-of-body-experience that carries him all over the world and across time.
* The first ''Film/{{Halloween 1978}}'' has a quote that directly details the antagonist's eyes - and this is before Michael Myers dons ''that'' mask, which has nothing more than the two black, gaping, deathly holes for eyes.



* Possibly one of the earliest examples in film was in ''Film/TheMummysHand'' (1940), in which the mummy's eyes are completely black - an effect achieved by laboriously painting over the film in post-production.

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* Possibly one of In ''Film/{{Ink}}'' (2009), the earliest examples in film was in ''Film/TheMummysHand'' (1940), in which the mummy's Key Master Incubus has eyes that are completely pure black - an effect achieved by laboriously painting over and they occasionally flare white with interest.
* Discussed in ''Film/{{Jaws}}''. Quoth Quint: "You know
the film in post-production.thing about a shark, he's got... lifeless eyes, black eyes, like a doll's eye."



* The Dark Queen in ''Film/MirrorMask'' sports pitch-black eyes, as does her daughter. When Helena is used as a replacement for the Princess and given an appropriate makeover, her eyes turn black as well.
* Possibly one of the earliest examples in film was in ''Film/TheMummysHand'' (1940), in which the mummy's eyes are completely black - an effect achieved by laboriously painting over the film in post-production.
* In Oliver Stone's ''Film/{{Nixon}}'', CIA director Richard Helms' eyes appear to turn completely black for a second due to a coincidentally-timed light reflection, right after Nixon muses that there are things worse than death, and right before Nixon continues that there's such a thing as evil. Needless to say, Helms' real-life relatives had some issues with that scene. Although Helms definitely was a ruthless bastard in real life, implying he was a soulless force of pure evil may have been pushing it. The scene was removed for the theatrical release and [[ReCut only viewable in the Director's Cut.]]



* In the 2009 ''Film/SherlockHolmes'' film, a temporary version is used when Lord Blackwood is talking to Holmes in his cell. He's standing just out of the light, so that the areas around his eyes are completely shadowed and all that is visible is the evil glint.
* Katherine Ross' doppelganger in ''Literature/TheStepfordWives'' (they're supposed to be empty eye sockets, but there was a minor SpecialEffectFailure).



* ''Film/TheThing1982'': The mutated Bennings-Thing had pitch black eyes. This is commonly used in fannon and fan art involving Jed.
* Michael, vampire-werewolf hybrid from ''Film/{{Underworld}}'', has black eyes whenever he loses control. It's probably pupils stretching so far whites and irises are invisible, as is shrinks down to pupil size when he calms down.



* The Dark Queen in ''Film/MirrorMask'' sports pitch-black eyes, as does her daughter. When Helena is used as a replacement for the Princess and given an appropriate makeover, her eyes turn black as well.

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* The Dark Queen in ''Film/MirrorMask'' sports pitch-black eyes, ''Film/XMen'':
** ''Film/XMen1'': Toad's irises are so big they look black from a distance.
** ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'': Jean Grey
as does her daughter. When Helena is used as a replacement for the Princess and given an appropriate makeover, her Phoenix.
** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': Xavier's
eyes turn turning completely black as well.he declares, "I've never felt power like this before" is the result of [[spoiler:Apocalyse taking control of him to use Cerebro for disabling all of the world's nukes simultaneously. Everyone who is possessed during the process gets the same eye color.]]



* Michael, vampire-werewolf hybrid from ''Film/{{Underworld}}'', has black eyes whenever he loses control. It's probably pupils stretching so far whites and irises are invisible, as is shrinks down to pupil size when he calms down.
* Discussed in ''Film/{{Jaws}}''. Quoth Quint: "You know the thing about a shark, he's got... lifeless eyes, black eyes, like a doll's eye."
* In the 2009 ''Film/SherlockHolmes'' film, a temporary version is used when Lord Blackwood is talking to Holmes in his cell. He's standing just out of the light, so that the areas around his eyes are completely shadowed and all that is visible is the evil glint.
* In ''Film/{{Ink}}'' (2009), the Key Master Incubus has eyes that are pure black and they occasionally flare white with interest.
* In Oliver Stone's ''Film/{{Nixon}}'', CIA director Richard Helms' eyes appear to turn completely black for a second due to a coincidentally-timed light reflection, right after Nixon muses that there are things worse than death, and right before Nixon continues that there's such a thing as evil. Needless to say, Helms' real-life relatives had some issues with that scene. Although Helms definitely was a ruthless bastard in real life, implying he was a soulless force of pure evil may have been pushing it. The scene was removed for the theatrical release and [[ReCut only viewable in the Director's Cut.]]
* In ''Film/FromHell'', when Sir William Gull realizes [[spoiler:he has been found out as Jack the Ripper by Inspector Abberline]], his eyes turn black as he goes berserk and attacks [[spoiler:the Inspector]]. Seeing as Sir William is a normal (if deranged) human being, this seems to be just for shock value. Possibly a reference to the comic, when during [[spoiler:his death]] Sir William has a long out-of-body-experience that carries him all over the world and across time.
* The first ''Film/{{Halloween 1978}}'' has a quote that directly details the antagonist's eyes - and this is before Michael Myers dons ''that'' mask, which has nothing more than the two black, gaping, deathly holes for eyes.
* Shivers the Clown from the ''Fear of Clowns'' duology has a disorder that causes his eyes to appear almost completely black.
* ''Film/TheThing1982'': The mutated Bennings-Thing had pitch black eyes. This is commonly used in fannon and fan art involving Jed.
* Katherine Ross' doppelganger in ''Literature/TheStepfordWives'' (they're supposed to be empty eye sockets, but there was a minor SpecialEffectFailure).
* ''Film/XMen'':
** In ''Film/XMen1'', Toad's irises are so big they look black from a distance.
** Jean Grey as the Phoenix in ''Film/XMenTheLastStand''.
3rd Jun '16 1:38:34 PM Jay2K
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* In addition to have what appears to be a bleeding skull mask, Bolivian wrestler Estertor's eyes also seem to be pitch black, making him look kind of disturbing.[[/folder]]

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* In addition to have what appears to be a bleeding skull mask, Bolivian wrestler Estertor's eyes also seem to be pitch black, making him look kind of disturbing.disturbing.
* The BigBad of Wrestling/{{CHIKARA}}'s 2014 season, Deucalion, was revealed to have these. Given his proclivity for executing wrestlers who defied him or [[YouHaveFailedMe failed him]], he was unquestionably evil.
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23rd May '16 8:15:24 PM Anddrix
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* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker from ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries The New Batman Adventures]]''.

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* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker from ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries The New Batman Adventures]]''.
13th May '16 9:01:52 PM Doug86
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* Though technically literature at one time, the script of Creator/StephenKing's ''StormOfTheCentury'' -- sold in book form, before it was made into the film it was designed to be (and likely afterward, depending on the director) -- had a BigBad whose eyes, upon [[DemonicPossession possessing]] others, turned swirly black.

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* Though technically literature at one time, the script of Creator/StephenKing's ''StormOfTheCentury'' ''Series/StormOfTheCentury'' -- sold in book form, before it was made into the film it was designed to be (and likely afterward, depending on the director) -- had a BigBad whose eyes, upon [[DemonicPossession possessing]] others, turned swirly black.
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