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4th Nov '17 4:45:58 AM jormis29
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* In the NES game ''Day Dreamin' Davey'', there is a Cyclops that Davey has to destroy by attacking his eye in one Greek mythology stage. Of course, that "Cyclops" in his imagined state [[WouldHitAGirl turns out to be a girl whom he just hit in the eye in class]]! OhCrap!

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* In the NES game ''Day Dreamin' Davey'', ''VideoGame/DayDreaminDavey'', there is a Cyclops that Davey has to destroy by attacking his eye in one Greek mythology stage. Of course, that "Cyclops" in his imagined state [[WouldHitAGirl turns out to be a girl whom he just hit in the eye in class]]! OhCrap!
27th Oct '17 9:38:58 PM Actua11y
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Monocular vision is symbolic of metaphorical narrow vision and lack of depth perception. As such, many human villains have one eye as an indication of their simplistic worldview. This also provides an excuse for an EyepatchOfPower. Characters who lack perspective on a temporary basis might sport PeekABangs or some other occular obtrusion.

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Monocular vision is symbolic of metaphorical narrow vision and lack of depth perception. As such, many human villains have one eye as an indication of their simplistic worldview. This also provides an excuse for an EyepatchOfPower. Characters who lack perspective on a temporary basis might sport PeekABangs or some other occular ocular obtrusion.



Not to be confused with the FacelessEye, cyclopes have a recognizable facial structure, with at least a mouth or OneEyedShot which is just a camera shot of a person's eye..

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Not to be confused with the FacelessEye, cyclopes have a recognizable facial structure, with at least a mouth or OneEyedShot which is just a camera shot of a person's eye..
eye.



* ''Literature/TheCrimsonShadow'': The cyclopian race. Due to having only one eye, their depth perception is very bad, so they are generally poor at using ranged weapons. One that we see makes up for this by having a crossbow equipped with small mirrors on each side to help him aim.

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* ''Literature/TheCrimsonShadow'': The cyclopian cyclopean race. Due to having only one eye, their depth perception is very bad, so they are generally poor at using ranged weapons. One that we see makes up for this by having a crossbow equipped with small mirrors on each side to help him aim.



* The TropeNamers are the original three cyclopes of Greek Myth/ClassicalMythology: Arges, Steropes and Brontes. They were master craftsman and giants of considerable size and power (and prone to fits of rage); the Greeks coined the term "cyclopean" to refer to ancient, precusor structures that they presumed could only have been built by mighty giants. Their father Uranus was so afraid of their power and fits of rage that he imprisoned them in Tartarus. When their nephew Zeus finally freed them to help in overthrowing their brother Cronus, they worked together to forge Zeus' lightning bolt (each contributing one third of the weapon's elements; the blinding light, lethal heat, and deafening thunderclap, respectively). They also created Poseidon's trident and Hades' helmet of invinsibility. Eventually, the brothers were surpassed by Zeus' son, Hephaestus, to whom they and their descendants became assistants. They also created the SolarAndLunar [[SacredBowAndArrows bows and arrows]] of Apollo and Artemis.

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* The TropeNamers are the original three cyclopes of Greek Myth/ClassicalMythology: Arges, Steropes and Brontes. They were master craftsman and giants of considerable size and power (and prone to fits of rage); the Greeks coined the term "cyclopean" to refer to ancient, precusor precursor structures that they presumed could only have been built by mighty giants. Their father Uranus was so afraid of their power and fits of rage that he imprisoned them in Tartarus. When their nephew Zeus finally freed them to help in overthrowing their brother Cronus, they worked together to forge Zeus' lightning bolt (each contributing one third of the weapon's elements; the blinding light, lethal heat, and deafening thunderclap, respectively). They also created Poseidon's trident and Hades' helmet of invinsibility.invincibility. Eventually, the brothers were surpassed by Zeus' son, Hephaestus, to whom they and their descendants became assistants. They also created the SolarAndLunar [[SacredBowAndArrows bows and arrows]] of Apollo and Artemis.



* Myth/SlavicMythology had the terrifying Likho, an embodiment of evil, fate and misfortune.
* The Fomori of Myth/CelticMythology have many descriptions, but one of them is as weird creatures with one eye, one arm and one leg.

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* Myth/SlavicMythology had the terrifying Likho, an embodiment of evil, fate fate, and misfortune.
* The Fomori of Myth/CelticMythology have many descriptions, but one of them is as weird creatures with one eye, one arm arm, and one leg.



* ''TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu'' supplement ''Pursuit to Kadath'', adventure "The All Seeing Eye of the Alskali". The title Alskali monsters, whose single eye can hypnotise their victims.

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* ''TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu'' supplement ''Pursuit to Kadath'', adventure "The All Seeing Eye of the Alskali". The title Alskali monsters, whose single eye can hypnotise hypnotize their victims.



* In ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'', cyclops are a metavarient / subspecies of the troll player race, native to the Mediterranean. They're notable for largely avoiding the FantasticRacism that baseline trolls face and having been mostly accepted into Mediterranean society, finding steady work at dock yards as labor and security.

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'', cyclops cyclopses are a metavarient / subspecies of the troll player race, native to the Mediterranean. They're notable for largely avoiding the FantasticRacism that baseline trolls face and having been mostly accepted into Mediterranean society, finding steady work at dock yards dockyards as labor and security.



** The [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking Primarch]] of the [[CosmicPlaything Thousand Sons]] was [[AntiVillain Magnus the Red]], whose defining features were [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin coppery red skin]], [[MeaningfulName being a giant]] and having just one eye. However, it is no longer known for certain wether he was a Cyclops, [[EyelessFace had only one orbit]] or [[BoringButPractical simply lacked one eye]]. However, now that he is a [[OneWingedAngel Daemon Prince]] of [[LovecraftianSuperpower Tzeentch]], it is probably quite hard to say if this still applies or if it is something special.

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** The [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking Primarch]] of the [[CosmicPlaything Thousand Sons]] was [[AntiVillain Magnus the Red]], whose defining features were [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin coppery red skin]], [[MeaningfulName being a giant]] and having just one eye. However, it is no longer known for certain wether whether he was a Cyclops, [[EyelessFace had only one orbit]] or [[BoringButPractical simply lacked one eye]]. However, now that he is a [[OneWingedAngel Daemon Prince]] of [[LovecraftianSuperpower Tzeentch]], it is probably quite hard to say if this still applies or if it is something special.



* There are several cycloptic creatures in the ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' series, but two of them serve as bosses in ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaIIIDraculasCurse Castlevania III]]'' and ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaHarmonyOfDissonance''. They seem similar to the one from the ''Golden Voyage of Sinbad'', except instead of reddish hue, they're blue skinned and carry enormous [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer hammers]].

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* There are several cycloptic creatures in the ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' series, but two of them serve as bosses in ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaIIIDraculasCurse Castlevania III]]'' and ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaHarmonyOfDissonance''. They seem similar to the one from the ''Golden Voyage of Sinbad'', except instead of a reddish hue, they're blue skinned and carry enormous [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer hammers]].



* ''VideoGame/{{Majesty}}'' features a single cyclopes named Dirgo, who sports a single enormous eyepatch. According to his {{Backstory}} he was blinded by an unnamed sailor, and is roaming the land seeking revenge.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Majesty}}'' features a single cyclopes cyclops named Dirgo, who sports a single enormous eyepatch. According to his {{Backstory}} he was blinded by an unnamed sailor, and is roaming the land seeking revenge.



** And the villain Dr. Cyclops in "Scooby-Doo and Cyclops, Too" (one of the episodes of the ''WesternAnimation/TheNewScoobyDooMysteries''), albeit is actually a man with a weird emerald eye that turn people into zombies behind his EyepatchOfPower.

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** And the villain Dr. Cyclops in "Scooby-Doo and Cyclops, Too" (one of the episodes of the ''WesternAnimation/TheNewScoobyDooMysteries''), albeit is actually a man with a weird emerald eye that turn turns people into zombies behind his EyepatchOfPower.



* Cyclopes aren't restricted to mythology--a number of defects in fetal development can result in birth of one-eyed creatures, although the severity of these defects and related disorders means these creatures usually die soon after. Exposure to natural or man-made poisons is often to blame nowadays.

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* Cyclopes aren't restricted to mythology--a number of defects in fetal development can result in the birth of one-eyed creatures, although the severity of these defects and related disorders means these creatures usually die soon after. Exposure to natural or man-made poisons is often to blame nowadays.



* The cyclopes from Greek legend are thought to have been based on a misconstrual of fossilized mammoth or other prehistoric elephant skulls. If there were no tusks present, the trunk hollow could easily be mistaken for a single eye socket (it's actually the nasal cavity). You'd even have ''tourist travel guides'' telling travelers where they could see a cyclops's remains.

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* The cyclopes from Greek legend are thought to have been based on a misconstrual of a fossilized mammoth or other prehistoric elephant skulls. If there were no tusks present, the trunk hollow could easily be mistaken for a single eye socket (it's actually the nasal cavity). You'd even have ''tourist travel guides'' telling travelers where they could see a cyclops's remains.
30th Sep '17 10:42:59 AM SparkPlugTheTroper
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* ''Toys/GoGosCrazyBones'': A few of the Gogos have one eye. Examples include Satori, Garin, Uyu, and Goomi.

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29th Aug '17 3:51:35 PM Axelmania
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16th Aug '17 10:27:09 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* In the ''Monster Girl Encyclopedia'', the Gazers are CuteMonsterGirls with a single red and yellow eye in the middle of their faces... along with all the other eyes attached to tentacles that come from their backs. Seeing how they are '''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Beholders]]''' they are very dangerous. Regular cyclopes are a race of [[TheStoic stoic]] [[UltimateBlacksmiths blacksmiths that forge the weapon of any man's dreams]] in exchange of her bearing his child.

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* In the ''Monster Girl Encyclopedia'', the Gazers Gazer race are CuteMonsterGirls {{CuteMonsterGirl}}s with a single red and yellow eye in the middle of their faces... along with all the other eyes attached to tentacles that come from their backs. Seeing how they are '''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Beholders]]''' they are very dangerous. Regular cyclopes are a race of [[TheStoic stoic]] [[UltimateBlacksmiths [[UltimateBlacksmith blacksmiths that forge the weapon of any man's dreams]] in exchange of her bearing his child.
16th Aug '17 10:24:07 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* In the ''Monster Girl Encyclopedia'', the Gazers are {{CuteMonsterGirl}}s with a single red and yellow eye in the middle of their faces... along with all the other eyes attached to tentacles that come from their backs. Seeing how they are '''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Beholders]]''' they are very dangerous.

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* In the ''Monster Girl Encyclopedia'', the Gazers are {{CuteMonsterGirl}}s CuteMonsterGirls with a single red and yellow eye in the middle of their faces... along with all the other eyes attached to tentacles that come from their backs. Seeing how they are '''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Beholders]]''' they are very dangerous.
dangerous. Regular cyclopes are a race of [[TheStoic stoic]] [[UltimateBlacksmiths blacksmiths that forge the weapon of any man's dreams]] in exchange of her bearing his child.
16th Aug '17 10:17:03 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* The title creature in Creator/BertIGordon's ''Film/TheCyclops'' is one. Kinda.

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* The title creature in Creator/BertIGordon's ''Film/TheCyclops'' is one. Kinda.
Kinda. He's really a giant with half of his face melting over his right eye. It's ''very'' similar to Mr. B.I.G.'s other film ''Film/WarOfTheColossalBeast'' (even the monster is played by the same guy).



* The most well-known cyclopes today, Polyphemus from ''Literature/TheOdyssey'', was the son of Poseidon and a sea nymph.

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* The most well-known cyclopes today, Polyphemus from ''Literature/TheOdyssey'', was the son of Poseidon and a sea nymph. DependingOnTheArtist he's either shown with a single eye where a person's eyes would be or worse his eye sockets are covered skin and a single eye rests in his forehead.
11th Aug '17 8:59:46 PM Daedalis
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* The Sewell family of ''ComicBook/{{Copperhead}}'' are a species with only one large, centered eye among other alien qualities.
* A huge reptilian beast with one eye shows up in one of the stories in ''ComicBook/DarkHorseMonsters''.



* D. Oswald Heist from ''ComicBook/{{Saga}}'' is a cyclops who writes romance novels.



* D. Oswald Heist from ''ComicBook/{{Saga}}'' is a cyclops who writes romance novels.



* A huge reptilian beast with one eye shows up in one of the stories in ''ComicBook/DarkHorseMonsters''.

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* A huge reptilian beast with one eye shows up in one of the stories in ''ComicBook/DarkHorseMonsters''.
11th Aug '17 6:37:16 PM Freefal
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To put quite simply, a character or creature that only has one eye naturally.

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To put quite simply, a character or creature that only has one eye naturally.
eye.
23rd Jul '17 8:32:15 AM CaptainTedium
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* The one binomes in ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'' all only have one eye.
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