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28th Jun '17 5:42:01 PM totoofze47
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* At one point in the third trial of the third ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' game, there is a power outage, and you can see Phoenix's and Godot's eyes (though, given the fact that Godot's "eyes" are an illuminated visor, it's probably justified). In fact, this is foreshadowing of the fifth case, in which [[spoiler:Godot's illuminated visor becomes vital testimony for a murder which took place in pitch darkness. Phoenix's eyes, not so much.]]



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* At one point in the third trial of the third ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' game, there is a power outage, and you can see Phoenix's and Godot's eyes (though, given the fact that Godot's "eyes" are an illuminated visor, it's probably justified). In fact, this is foreshadowing of the fifth case, in which [[spoiler:Godot's illuminated visor becomes vital testimony for a murder which took place in pitch darkness. Phoenix's eyes, not so much.]]
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29th May '17 4:05:04 AM jormis29
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* ''West and Soda'' by Italian animator Bruno Bozzetto uses it a few times... but just when the big shootout in the dark cave happens and one expects this trope, no eyes at all.

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* ''West and Soda'' ''WesternAnimation/WestAndSoda'' by Italian animator Bruno Bozzetto uses it a few times... but just when the big shootout in the dark cave happens and one expects this trope, no eyes at all.
14th May '17 3:05:01 PM DaibhidC
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* Used in ''Series/SesameStreet'', when Maria has to go into Oscar's [[BiggerOnTheInside trash can]], in order to hide what the actual interior looked like. Oscar's glowing eyes were identical to his normal ones, though Maria's were clearly Muppet approximations.
* In one classic Muppet sketch, Ernie and Bert run so many appliances in their apartment that it blows a fuse, and the blackout is presented with their eyes floating around in complete darkness.

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* Used in ''Series/SesameStreet'', when ''Series/SesameStreet''
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Maria has to go into Oscar's [[BiggerOnTheInside trash can]], in order to hide what the actual interior looked like. Oscar's glowing eyes were identical to his normal ones, though Maria's were clearly Muppet approximations. \n* Done in another episode when Abby Caddaby magics herself into the trash can.
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In one classic Muppet sketch, Ernie and Bert run so many appliances in their apartment that it blows a fuse, and the blackout is presented with their eyes floating around in complete darkness.darkness.
* In TheMovie ''Film/ElmoInGrouchland'', when Elmo enters a dark cave.
11th Apr '17 8:01:25 AM RandomnessUnlimited
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* Any time on ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' where it gets dark, the only things that can be seen are a character's eyes and teeth.
19th Mar '17 5:43:23 AM Andyroid
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* Spoofed in the ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' episode "Gang Busters", where Buster and Plucky get put in "The Hole" while in prison, and pass the time by using their illuminated eyeballs to play ''Pong'' and ''Pac-Man''. The best part of that scene was when Buster and Plucky lit a match, and when the room was lit, ''all that remained were their eyeballs.''

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* Spoofed in the ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' episode "Gang Busters", where Buster and Plucky get put in "The Hole" while in prison, and prison. They pass the time by using their illuminated eyeballs [[SuddenVideoGameMoment to play ''Pong'' Pong and ''Pac-Man''. The best part Pac-Man]]. Then one of that scene was when Buster and Plucky lit them lights a match, and when the room was lit, lit ''all that remained were their eyeballs.''eyeballs'', prompting them to escape before they get any more stir-crazy.
15th Mar '17 5:00:26 AM Andyroid
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* Shows up on ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' in the Strong Bad Email [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail197.html your edge]], providing both the former page quote and an unusually detailed look at Strong Bad and The Cheat's eyes.

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* Shows up on ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' in the Strong Bad Email WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail197.html your edge]], providing both the former page quote and an unusually detailed look at Strong Bad and The Cheat's eyes.
2nd Mar '17 7:32:23 PM Pastykake
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ByTheLightsOfTheirEyes seems like it should always go with GlowingEyes, but it really doesn't.

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ByTheLightsOfTheirEyes By the Lights of Their Eyes seems like it should always go with GlowingEyes, but it really doesn't.



* [=MetaKnight=] in ''VideoGame/{{Kirby}}''. While his face is shadowed by his mask, he has shiny eyes.



* This happened all the time on ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', though 90% of the time it was Batman himself doing it. He was often drawn so that the only thing visible in his silhouette was his eyes. The current trope picture is from the opening sequence, where a couple of {{mooks}} [[OhCrap see Batman arrive]].

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* This happened happens all the time on in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', though 90% of the time it was is Batman himself doing it. He was often drawn so that the only thing visible in his silhouette was is his eyes. The current trope picture is from the opening sequence, where a couple of {{mooks}} [[OhCrap see Batman arrive]].



** There's another episode where not only Homer's eyes are visible in the dark so are his teeth.
** One CouchGag showed the family's eyes rushing to the couch in darkness, and then the lights turn on, revealing that they're all just eyes, and then the (eyeless) family joins in, at which their eyes immediately place themselves onto their faces.

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** There's another episode where not only Homer's eyes are visible in the dark so are but also his teeth.
** One CouchGag showed shows the family's eyes rushing to the couch in darkness, and then the lights turn on, revealing that they're all just eyes, and then the (eyeless) family joins in, at which their eyes immediately place themselves onto their faces.



** Lampshaded in "The Man Who Grew Too Much," when Marge tells Homer that the brightness of his eyes are keeping her up.

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** Lampshaded in "The Man Who Grew Too Much," when Marge tells Homer that the brightness of his eyes are is keeping her up.



* Used in ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'' when the members of Dethklok snuck into a closet to eat food, since they were supposed to be on diets.
* The eyes at the very end of the last ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'' episode. True, they were only part of a cliffhanger that was never expanded upon outside of WordOfGod because the show was ScrewedByTheNetwork, but still...

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* Used in ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'' when the members of Dethklok snuck sneak into a closet to eat food, since food because they were are supposed to be on diets.
* The eyes at the very end of the last ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'' episode. True, they were are only part of a cliffhanger that was never expanded upon outside of WordOfGod because the show was ScrewedByTheNetwork, but still...
23rd Feb '17 7:50:17 PM jamespolk
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Moonbird}}'': The boys are shown this way, with only their eyes discernible, when they are huddled in their hole waiting to catch the moonbird.
22nd Feb '17 9:53:44 PM OrangenChan
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* This happens in a Season 2 episode of ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender''. Keith and Lance get stuck in an elevator when the power goes out, and their eyes are still visible for a few seconds before the scene cuts away from them.
14th Dec '16 5:26:34 PM Kartoonkid95
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* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy''
** In [[BizarroEpisode "One + One = Ed"]], following a transition to black, the Eds' eyes and teeth appear on the dark screen. The blackness then zooms out to reveal they're inside Kevin's pupil.
** Throughout "A Case of Ed", Ed and Eddy taunt Kevin from outside his house when he gets grounded. One moment involves a scene fading to black, followed by Kevin's eyes appearing in the dark; the scene then cuts to reveal that Ed and Eddy had built a brick wall around his house.
-->'''Kevin:''' Okay, ''now'' I'm mad.
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