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20th Jan '18 10:07:34 PM WillBGood
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** Used extensively against [[Music/BritneySpears various]][[Creator/TomCruise celebrities]] to prove they are "crazy" or "depressed" or that "something happened to them", usually wrongly, as judging somebody by their eyes is subjective.

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** Used extensively against [[Music/BritneySpears various]][[Creator/TomCruise various]] [[Creator/TomCruise celebrities]] to prove they are "crazy" or "depressed" or that "something happened to them", usually wrongly, as judging somebody by their eyes is subjective.
12th Jan '18 12:28:17 PM Gamermaster
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** Subaru gets them in her fight against [[spoiler: her BrainwashedAndCrazy sister Ginga]] in [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers StrikerS]].

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** Subaru gets them in her fight against [[spoiler: her BrainwashedAndCrazy sister Ginga]] in [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers StrikerS]].''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers StrikerS]]''.
25th Nov '17 11:23:19 AM Pichu-kun
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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire while Arya is an apprentice among the Faceless Men, her mentor the kindly man refers to her "sad gray eyes that have seen so much".

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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' while Arya is an apprentice among the Faceless Men, her mentor the kindly man refers to her "sad gray eyes that have seen so much".
25th Nov '17 11:22:57 AM Pichu-kun
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* In ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', [[TheWoobie Fate]] [[LoveMartyr Testarossa]] gets these during her [[HeroicBSOD Antivillainous BSOD]] after her [[EvilMatriarch mother]] [[AbusiveParents Precia]] reveals [[ArtificialHuman what her]] [[ReplacementGoldfish origins]] [[CloningBlues are]].

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* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'':
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In ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', [[TheWoobie Fate]] [[LoveMartyr Testarossa]] gets these during her [[HeroicBSOD Antivillainous BSOD]] after her [[EvilMatriarch mother]] [[AbusiveParents Precia]] reveals [[ArtificialHuman what her]] [[ReplacementGoldfish origins]] [[CloningBlues are]].



* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'''s Edward Elric has these during his first meeting with Mustang [[spoiler:[[CameBackWrong with]] [[TheReveal good]] reason]].

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* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'''s ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':
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Edward Elric has these during his first meeting with Mustang [[spoiler:[[CameBackWrong with]] [[TheReveal good]] reason]].



* ''Anime/SailorMoon'': after [[spoiler:Rei fights a youma in the finale of the first season and is killed, after all the other inner scouts have died fighting,]] Usagi's eyes become blank and [[HeroicBSOD she shuts down.]]

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* ''Anime/SailorMoon'': after ''Anime/SailorMoon'':
** After
[[spoiler:Rei fights a youma in the finale of the first season and is killed, after all the other inner scouts have died fighting,]] Usagi's eyes become blank and [[HeroicBSOD she shuts down.]]



* Light Yagami of ''Manga/DeathNote'' has these in episode 1 [[spoiler:before finding his "purpose." Also in episode 26 when [[AntagonistInMourning trying to adjust to a world without L in it.]]]]

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* ''Manga/DeathNote'':
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Light Yagami of ''Manga/DeathNote'' has these in episode 1 [[spoiler:before finding his "purpose." "]] Also in episode 26 when [[AntagonistInMourning [[spoiler:[[AntagonistInMourning trying to adjust to a world without L in it.]]]]



* Momo Hinamori in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' gets them when [[spoiler: finding Aizen impaled to the wall with his sword]]. It lasts until [[UnstoppableRage Gin shows up]]. [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope Her rage turned out to be stoppable, sadly]].]]

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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
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Momo Hinamori in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' gets them when [[spoiler: finding Aizen impaled to the wall with his sword]]. It lasts until [[UnstoppableRage Gin shows up]]. [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope Her rage turned out to be stoppable, sadly]].]]



* Played for laughs in the ''Manga/YuruYuri'' anime with [[spoiler: Akari]] getting them after [[spoiler: Chinatsu, rather forcefully, kisses her in Episode 5]]. Complete with teardrop for added effect.

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* ''Manga/YuruYuri'':
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Played for laughs in the ''Manga/YuruYuri'' anime with [[spoiler: Akari]] getting them after [[spoiler: Chinatsu, rather forcefully, kisses her in Episode 5]]. Complete with teardrop for added effect.



* ''Manga/FutureDiary'': These are one of the most obvious tells that Yuno is in [[HeroicSafeMode kill]] [[TranquilFury mode]]: her eyes go from vibrant to ''completely dull and emotionless.''

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* ''Manga/FutureDiary'': ''Manga/FutureDiary'':
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These are one of the most obvious tells that Yuno is in [[HeroicSafeMode kill]] [[TranquilFury mode]]: her eyes go from vibrant to ''completely dull and emotionless.''



* This applies to females in general, when it comes to {{hentai}}, where it's used to indicate the victim [[EmptyEyes has been broken]] to the point of being unresponsive; having crossed the DespairEventHorizon and has [[DownerEnding resigned]] [[FateWorseThanDeath themselves to]] [[SexSlave their fate.]]


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* In the final episode of ''Anime/HaibaneRenmei'', Reki's already dark eyes have a dull, dead look to them after [[spoiler:she learns her true name]] and breaks down.
28th Oct '17 1:01:30 AM Momochi
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See EmptyEyes for sister tropes. Visually similar to, but otherwise not related to MindControlEyes.

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Subtrope of ReflectionlessUselessEyes. See EmptyEyes for sister tropes. Visually similar to, but otherwise not related to MindControlEyes.tropes.
22nd Jul '17 6:10:36 PM Lizardon
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* Ayumi Tachibana has these as her default expression in ''[[VideoGame/DetectiveClub Famicom Detective Club: The Girl in Back]]''. Considering that Yoko Kojima, the murder victim, was her best friend, it's a pretty justifiable expression. Her homeroom teacher Tatsuya Hibino also has these as well, for similar reasons.
17th Jul '17 10:00:51 PM Iris
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* ''Literature/IAmNotASerialKiller'': When [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire Elijah]] gets a good look at John's face, the first thing he mentions is the "buried pain". Before learning his name, Elijah calls him "the boy with the dead eyes".
29th Apr '17 6:26:55 PM nombretomado
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* ''TokyoMewMew'' has an interesting version; the iris goes completely grey, but still has shines on it.

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* ''TokyoMewMew'' ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'' has an interesting version; the iris goes completely grey, but still has shines on it.
15th Apr '17 11:57:20 AM PriceCheck
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* The ThousandYardStare on [[http://www.chinasmack.com/2011/pictures/chinese-waitress-smoking-cigarette-and-vacant-stare.html this Chinese waitress]] has undergone MemeticMutation.



** Used extensively against various [[Music/BritneySpears cele]][[Creator/TomCruise brities]] to prove they are "crazy" or "depressed" or that "something happened to them", usually wrongly, as judging somebody by their eyes is subjective.

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** Used extensively against various [[Music/BritneySpears cele]][[Creator/TomCruise brities]] various]][[Creator/TomCruise celebrities]] to prove they are "crazy" or "depressed" or that "something happened to them", usually wrongly, as judging somebody by their eyes is subjective.
7th Apr '17 10:40:28 AM WickedIcon
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* ''Manga/FutureDiary'': In episode 11 of the anime when Yuno and Yukki are taken into the police station for questioning her eyes go dull when she decides to try to find a weapon.

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* ''Manga/FutureDiary'': In episode 11 These are one of the anime when most obvious tells that Yuno and Yukki are taken into the police station for questioning is in [[HeroicSafeMode kill]] [[TranquilFury mode]]: her eyes go from vibrant to ''completely dull when she decides to try to find a weapon.and emotionless.''
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