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20th Oct '17 9:53:07 AM xcountryguy
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** It happens to Marvin in [[Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy the books]] too. Only later. [[spoiler: And he really does die.]]

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** It happens to Marvin in [[Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy the books]] too. Only later. [[spoiler: And [[spoiler:And he really does die.]]



* Several times in the Film/TransformersFilmSeries. ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'' in particular has [[spoiler: a gut-wrenching repeat of Optimus' eyes fading out. We know he'll come back, but you can't help but feel your gut clench when [[CrystalDragonJesus Mecha Jesus]] dies protecting a human.]]

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* Several times in the Film/TransformersFilmSeries. ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'' in particular has [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a gut-wrenching repeat of Optimus' eyes fading out. We know he'll come back, but you can't help but feel your gut clench when [[CrystalDragonJesus Mecha Jesus]] dies protecting a human.]]



* ''Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger'' TheMovie: Volger's eye lights go out when he's defeated...[[spoiler: then he gets back up.]]

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* ''Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger'' TheMovie: Volger's eye lights go out when he's defeated...[[spoiler: then [[spoiler:then he gets back up.]]



* [[spoiler: Raiden's visor]] does this in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4''. [[spoiler:But it later turns out he's NotQuiteDead.]]

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* [[spoiler: Raiden's [[spoiler:Raiden's visor]] does this in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4''. [[spoiler:But it later turns out he's NotQuiteDead.]]



* [[spoiler: Arthas/The Lich King]] does this in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft.'' Promptly followed by various other signs such as rolling eyes, going limp/his arm releasing it's grip on [[spoiler: his father's ghost]] and eyes rolling back into his skull. Although in this case, the reason the eyes stop glowing is presumably because [[spoiler: Ner'zhul is no longer possessing him]]. The glow stopping and death aren't directly connected.

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* [[spoiler: Arthas/The [[spoiler:Arthas/The Lich King]] does this in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft.'' Promptly followed by various other signs such as rolling eyes, going limp/his arm releasing it's grip on [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his father's ghost]] and eyes rolling back into his skull. Although in this case, the reason the eyes stop glowing is presumably because [[spoiler: Ner'zhul [[spoiler:Ner'zhul is no longer possessing him]]. The glow stopping and death aren't directly connected.



** In the first game, if you pay careful attention to geth corpses (that [[LudicrousGibs weren't incinerated, frozen, melted, or turned into clouds of ionized gas]]) you'll find that after about ten seconds, their flashbulb heads begin to dim and eventually go out. It also happens to Saren, showing just how far [[spoiler: he's been implanted with Reaper tech. Shortly afterwards the eyes light back up as Sovereign takes control of his corpse]].
** Geth eyelights don't seem to switch off automatically. In VideoGame/MassEffect3 [[spoiler: Legion's lights continue to glow when he's dead, at least while the camera is on him.]] The sinister red glow of a Reaper's firing chamber ''does'' go out, though.
* In ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'', Space Pirates' eyes appear to be on fire; when killed, they go out. This is most noticable when [[spoiler: the Omega Pirate is killed, and falls on you]].

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** In the first game, if you pay careful attention to geth corpses (that [[LudicrousGibs weren't incinerated, frozen, melted, or turned into clouds of ionized gas]]) you'll find that after about ten seconds, their flashbulb heads begin to dim and eventually go out. It also happens to Saren, showing just how far [[spoiler: he's [[spoiler:he's been implanted with Reaper tech. Shortly afterwards the eyes light back up as Sovereign takes control of his corpse]].
** Geth eyelights don't seem to switch off automatically. In VideoGame/MassEffect3 [[spoiler: Legion's [[spoiler:Legion's lights continue to glow when he's dead, at least while the camera is on him.]] The sinister red glow of a Reaper's firing chamber ''does'' go out, though.
* In ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'', Space Pirates' eyes appear to be on fire; when killed, they go out. This is most noticable when [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Omega Pirate is killed, and falls on you]].



* Used for symbolic effect in ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}''. [[spoiler: While Sans's eye lights going out doesn't signify his literal death, it does accompany the moments where, as some players have put it, "[[PluckyComicRelief Sans]] [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness stops being Sans]]."]]
** Also used when [[spoiler: Mettaton's power runs out at the end of his fight. Alphys even sort of mentions it, stating "...Thank GOD, it's just the batteries."]]

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* Used for symbolic effect in ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}''. [[spoiler: While [[spoiler:While Sans's eye lights going out doesn't signify his literal death, it does accompany the moments where, as some players have put it, "[[PluckyComicRelief Sans]] [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness stops being Sans]]."]]
** Also used when [[spoiler: Mettaton's [[spoiler:Mettaton's power runs out at the end of his fight. Alphys even sort of mentions it, stating "...Thank GOD, it's just the batteries."]]



* While not technically ''dead'', the androids in ''Webcomic/CommanderKitty'' [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2011/12/11/did-you-try-rebooting/ even have a little "power out" effect when their eyes turn off]], leaving them [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2012/01/01/seemed-like-a-good-idea-at-the-time/ dull and blank]]. [[spoiler: Averted for practical reasons when Zenith actually ''does'' [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2012/09/09/she-dun-goofed/ apparently die]]; the author was originally going to play it straight, but realized [[ByTheLightsOfTheirEyes drawing just the characters eyes would be lazy]], so he had her eyes provide illumination.]]

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* While not technically ''dead'', the androids in ''Webcomic/CommanderKitty'' [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2011/12/11/did-you-try-rebooting/ even have a little "power out" effect when their eyes turn off]], leaving them [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2012/01/01/seemed-like-a-good-idea-at-the-time/ dull and blank]]. [[spoiler: Averted [[spoiler:Averted for practical reasons when Zenith actually ''does'' [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2012/09/09/she-dun-goofed/ apparently die]]; the author was originally going to play it straight, but realized [[ByTheLightsOfTheirEyes drawing just the characters eyes would be lazy]], so he had her eyes provide illumination.]]
20th Sep '17 8:48:59 AM Grudgeal
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* ''VideoGame/{{Tyranny}}'': Bleden Mark's eyes stop glowing as he dies, as his entire body disintegrates into shadows.
7th Jul '17 7:54:50 PM CaptainZarah
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** Also used when [[spoiler: Mettaton's power runs out at the end of his fight. Alphys even sort of mentions it, stating "...Thank GOD, it's just the batteries."]]
19th Jun '17 8:19:49 PM GoblinCipher
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* In ''[[VideoGame/{{Ultima}} Worlds of Ultima: The Savage Empire'', the automaton Yunapotli is invulnerable ... until his power source is destroyed. The cutscene shows him fallen to his knees with his glowing eyes fading out.

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* In ''[[VideoGame/{{Ultima}} Worlds of Ultima: The Savage Empire'', Empire]]'', the automaton Yunapotli is invulnerable ... until his power source is destroyed. The cutscene shows him fallen to his knees with his glowing eyes fading out.
19th Jun '17 8:19:31 PM GoblinCipher
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* In ''[[VideoGame/Ultima Worlds of Ultima: The Savage Empire'', the automaton Yunapotli is invulnerable ... until his power source is destroyed. The cutscene shows him fallen to his knees with his glowing eyes fading out.

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* In ''[[VideoGame/Ultima ''[[VideoGame/{{Ultima}} Worlds of Ultima: The Savage Empire'', the automaton Yunapotli is invulnerable ... until his power source is destroyed. The cutscene shows him fallen to his knees with his glowing eyes fading out.
19th Jun '17 8:19:12 PM GoblinCipher
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* In ''VideoGame/WorldsOfUltima - The Savage Empire'', the automaton Yunapotli is invulnerable ... until his power source is destroyed. The cutscene shows him fallen to his knees with his glowing eyes fading out.

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* In ''VideoGame/WorldsOfUltima - ''[[VideoGame/Ultima Worlds of Ultima: The Savage Empire'', the automaton Yunapotli is invulnerable ... until his power source is destroyed. The cutscene shows him fallen to his knees with his glowing eyes fading out.
19th Jun '17 8:18:40 PM GoblinCipher
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* In ''VideoGame/WorldsOfUltima - The Savage Empire'', the automaton Yunapotli is invulnerable ... until his power source is destroyed. The cutscene shows him fallen to his knees with his glowing eyes fading out.
10th May '17 10:21:27 PM Linda58
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** In ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', we see it from the point of view of said eyes as they shut off.

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** In ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', when the Terminator suffers its DisneyDeath we see a close up of its eyes going out. Later, when it dies for real we see it from the point of view of said eyes as they shut off.


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** In a variation in [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E22AllHellBreaksLoosePartTwo "All Hell Breaks Loose Part Two"]], when the Yellow-Eyed Demon is killed the yellow fades from his hosts eyes, leaving the normal eyes of his dead host.
6th May '17 7:48:15 PM nombretomado
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* And several times in the Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries. ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'' in particular has [[spoiler: a gut-wrenching repeat of Optimus' eyes fading out. We know he'll come back, but you can't help but feel your gut clench when [[CrystalDragonJesus Mecha Jesus]] dies protecting a human.]]

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* And several Several times in the Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries.Film/TransformersFilmSeries. ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'' in particular has [[spoiler: a gut-wrenching repeat of Optimus' eyes fading out. We know he'll come back, but you can't help but feel your gut clench when [[CrystalDragonJesus Mecha Jesus]] dies protecting a human.]]
28th Jan '17 10:08:55 PM Idek618
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The standard justification for having glowing eyes in the first place is that these eyes are not detecting by ambient light, so the death of the owner also terminates whatever biological, mystical, or [[ElectronicEyes electronic process]] that makes them light up. It probably has more to do with the RuleOfCool.

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The standard justification for having glowing eyes in the first place is that these eyes are not detecting by ambient light, so the death of the owner also terminates whatever biological, mystical, or [[ElectronicEyes electronic process]] that makes them light up. It probably has more to do with the RuleOfCool.
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