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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': The Twins, who serve as the game's ultimate BonusBoss, each wear an eyepatch on the opposite eye. Party member Ruyji Sakamoto's GuardianEntity, a badass skeletal pirate, also wears an eyepatch, despite not having physical eyes anymore, because it goes with his pirate motif.
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* Moshe Dayan, Israeli General and Defense Minister (including during the Six-Day war -- when Israel battled against 3 armies and still managed to triple its land mass in six days), lost his left eye while infiltrating Vichy France-controlled Syria in WWII; [[ScopeSnipe the binoculars he was looking through were shot]] and the glass and metal destroyed his eye socket (the bulk of the binoculars probably slowed the bullet enough to save his life). He didn't like his black eyepatch, but it did make him look pretty badass. When he was once stopped for speeding (with fellow minister/future PM/current President Shimon Peres next to him), he told the police officer, "I can either look at the road or at the speedometer. Which would you prefer?"

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* Moshe Dayan, Israeli General and Defense Minister (including during the Six-Day war -- when Israel battled against 3 armies and still managed to triple its land mass in six days), lost his left eye while infiltrating Vichy France-controlled Syria in WWII; [[ScopeSnipe the binoculars he was looking through were shot]] and the glass and metal destroyed his eye socket (the bulk of the binoculars probably slowed the bullet enough to save his life). He didn't like his black eyepatch, but it did make him look pretty badass. When he was once stopped for speeding (with fellow minister/future PM/current PM and President Shimon Peres next to him), he told the police officer, "I can either look at the road or at the speedometer. Which would you prefer?"
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* Royce Lashiec of ''{{Heartcore}}'' takes to wearing one after the Prologue Arc.

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* Royce Lashiec of ''{{Heartcore}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Heartcore}}'' takes to wearing one after the Prologue Arc.
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* Kakashi in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' hides a [[MagicalEye special eye]] behind his {{Hachimaki}}. [[spoiler: In fact, he had to ''switch out his old eye for it''...]]
** A later chapter shows that [[spoiler: Danzo has it too.]]
** In fact, there are a lot of minor ninja with eye patches/coverings including Kuromaru (who for the uninformed is ''[[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/naruto/images/7/75/Kuromaru.jpg a dog]]'') and [[http://naruto.wikia.com/wiki/Tonbo_Tobitake Tonbo Tobitake]], who has a covering for ''both'' eyes. [[spoiler: The above revelation]] has started a [[MemeticMutation joke among the fandom]] that anyone who is covering their eye ([[spoiler: or more recently an arm]])(doesn't even need to be with an eye patch; it can just be with [[PeekaBangs hair]]) they must be hiding a Sharingan. Humorously, just a couple chapters ''earlier'' Ao, a newly introduced character from the Mist village revealed that his eyepatch hides [[spoiler: not a Sharingan, but a ''Byakugan''. Since the Byakugan grants XRayVision, he doesn't ever ''need'' to take off the eyepatch.]]
* [[spoiler:Dr. Hell]] from ''Anime/MazingerZ'' wore one in [[spoiler: the sequel series, ''Anime/GreatMazinger'']]. A minor character showed up in one chapter also wore one. He was a homeless thief and street urchin, and the eyepatch furthered the sensation of he was a badass in one fight.
** Minister Zurill of ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'' was a BadassBookworm with one eyepatch covering his left eye.
* Syaoran's Ultimate Eyepatch Of [[DarkerAndEdgier We're Edgy Now]] in ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle''.
** Which was later passed to [[spoiler: Fai]] after [[spoiler: Clone!Syaoran ate Fai's eye and Real!Syaoran escaped from his fishbowl.]]
* Kenpachi Zaraki from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' hides one (functioning) eye under an eyepatch made from a creature that eats his BattleAura, [[PowerLimiter which allows him to fight at a lower power-level]] so as not to crush lesser opponents and [[BloodKnight ruin all the fun so quickly]].

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* Kakashi Eyepatches and concealing hairdos abound in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' hides Creator/LeijiMatsumoto's works (''Anime/CaptainHarlock'', ''Anime/QueenEmeraldas'', ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato'').
* In ''VisualNovel/ElevenEyes'', Kakeru has
a [[MagicalEye special eye]] behind [[SupernaturalGoldEyes blind right eye]], covered by an an overly large eyepatch, which grants him the power of precognition.
* Akito from ''Manga/AirGear'''s eyepatch acts as an indicator as to which half of
his {{Hachimaki}}. SplitPersonality is in charge: if over the right eye, sweet and innocent Akito is in control. Over the left eye, violent and brash Agito takes over. Without the eyepatch, Agito ''still'' has control, but with more power.
* [[spoiler:Akachi]] from ''Manga/ArataKangatari'' wears one after implanting their eye in another character.
* Nice Holystone of ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'', who conceals a small but functional ''bomb'' within the empty eye socket covered by her eyepatch.
* In the ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' [[WhatCouldHaveBeen prototype story]], Guts has an eyepatch. He gives it away as a souvenir at the end. In the actual manga Guts averts this, as even though his right eye is missing/heavily damaged after [[spoiler:being clawed out by a demon]] during the Eclipse, he doesn't wear an eyepatch; he just... keeps his eyelid closed.
* ''Anime/TheBigO'': [[BattleButler Norman]] has one, along with a BadassMustache.
* Ciel Phantomhive of ''Manga/BlackButler'' has one to hide his MagicalEye pentagram; the sign of his DealWithTheDevil contract.
* In ''Manga/BlackCat'', Sven Vollfied wears an eyepatch over his right eye, which has the ability to see a few seconds into the future. If he uses it extensively, it can cause extreme exhaustion. He has the eye from
[[spoiler: In fact, he had to ''switch out his old partner Lloyd who had these powers of seeing the future. Foreseeing Sven's death, Lloyd went to intervene and was consequently killed himself. Sven lost an eye for it''...in the process but was given a transplant from Lloyd who had registered as an organ donor not long before.]]
** A later chapter shows that Later on in the manga, [[spoiler: Danzo has it too.]]
** In fact, there are a lot of minor ninja with
his eye patches/coverings including Kuromaru (who for the uninformed is ''[[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/naruto/images/7/75/Kuromaru.jpg a dog]]'') can greatly accelerate his perception of motion so everything appears slowed down, allowing him to easily dodge bullets, punches, and [[http://naruto.wikia.com/wiki/Tonbo_Tobitake Tonbo Tobitake]], who has a covering for ''both'' eyes. [[spoiler: The above revelation]] has started a [[MemeticMutation joke among the fandom]] anything else that anyone who is covering their eye ([[spoiler: or more recently an arm]])(doesn't even need to be with an eye patch; it can just be with [[PeekaBangs hair]]) they must be hiding a Sharingan. Humorously, just a couple chapters ''earlier'' Ao, a newly introduced character from the Mist village revealed that comes flying at him]]. He also gets better at using his eyepatch hides [[spoiler: not a Sharingan, but a ''Byakugan''. Since the Byakugan grants XRayVision, MagicalEye so he doesn't ever ''need'' to take off the eyepatch.]]
* [[spoiler:Dr. Hell]] from ''Anime/MazingerZ'' wore one in [[spoiler: the sequel series, ''Anime/GreatMazinger'']]. A minor character showed up in one chapter also wore one. He was a homeless thief and street urchin, and the eyepatch furthered the sensation of he was a badass in one fight.
** Minister Zurill of ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'' was a BadassBookworm with one eyepatch covering
need his left eye.
* Syaoran's Ultimate
Eyepatch Of [[DarkerAndEdgier We're Edgy Now]] Power as often, but he keeps it anyway. (Probably because it looks badass.)
* For some unexplained reason
in ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle''.
** Which was later passed to [[spoiler: Fai]] after [[spoiler: Clone!Syaoran ate Fai's
''LightNovel/BludgeoningAngelDokurochan'' her younger but older looking sister Zakuro wears an eye and Real!Syaoran escaped from his fishbowl.]]
patch.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
**
Kenpachi Zaraki from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' Zaraki hides one (functioning) eye under an eyepatch made from a creature that eats his BattleAura, [[PowerLimiter which allows him to fight at a lower power-level]] so as not to crush lesser opponents and [[BloodKnight ruin all the fun so quickly]].



* [[spoiler:Saya Kisaragi]] from ''Anime/BloodC'' gets one in episode 12, [[spoiler:after getting the left half of her head blown off '''and living to tell'''. So she rips her clothes and covers her injury as her HealingFactor slowly kicks in...]]
* In ''Manga/Brave10'', Rokurou hides his right eye behind bandages [[spoiler:to conceal the power of the Water Crest eye, which lets him suck out people's memories and store limitless amounts of knowledge in it. He [[EyeScream loses it]] to Anastasia when she [[TheMole betrays the Braves]] and the eyepatch starts doing its normal job...Or so it would seem, until the sequel, at which point it's revealed he's gone and put his other family heirloom, the [[PowerCrystal God's Jewel]], in the socket to make up for it and is now hiding ''that''.]]
* Othinus from ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'', much like [[spoiler: her]] mythological counterpart. Othinus has acquired the position of majin (magic god) and is thus one of the most powerful beings in the world.
* Lelouch Lamperouge of ''Anime/CodeGeass'' has a variation in the second season of the show, as now that his geass in his eye is in PowerIncontinence mode, he has to wear a special contact lens over it to hide that power in civilian life.
** A (slightly) more straight example can be found in Knight Of One Bismarck Waldstein, who has his left eye sewn shut. [[spoiler: This is to seal his always-on Geass, which allows him to predict an opponent's movement.]]
** When Jeremiah Gottwald opens his left eye, he can nullify any Geass power. Being a badass already, it made it easy for him to deal with Rolo and Lelouch when they were unable to use their Geass on him. Lelouch outsmarts him, though, because he's savvy enough not to rely exclusively on Geass.
** [[PaperThinDisguise "Julius Kingsly"]] in the OVA ''Anime/CodeGeassAkitoTheExiled'' also has his left eye covered by a particularly extravagant eye patch, almost certainly [[spoiler: to prevent him from using his Geass]].
* Lavi from ''Manga/DGrayMan'' wears an eye patch over his right eye. Under it he hides a secret "only known to Bookmen". Nobody know what it is. Yet. [[SeriesHiatus And God knows how long til we find out]].
** Cross Marian's right eye is covered by a faceplate. And since he [[spoiler: was either killed or was PutOnABus,]] "God knows how long till we find out." (Because when an eye is covered by something, you know it's covered for a reason...)
* In ''Manga/TheDaughterOfTwentyFaces'', [[spoiler: Ken gets one after losing an eye and turns DarkerAndEdgier as a result.]]
* An odd and extremely {{narm}} version of this is combined with MaskPower in ''Anime/DragonautTheResonance''. When Kazuki, the RivalTurnedEvil, returns from a NoOneCouldSurviveThat moment, he's wearing an eyepatch... as a mask. It makes it look like he has a thong on his head.
* Jay Rock of ''Anime/FangOfTheSunDougram'' is more or less Che Guevara with an eyepatch. Not surprisingly, he's the show's local avatar of the god of Badass.



* Similarly to [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist King Bradley,]] Laura Bodewig from ''LightNovel/InfiniteStratos'' has an eyepatch to conceal her nanomachine-enhanced golden super-eye, named Odin's Eye, or the ''Eye that Surpasses the World.'' It heightens the nerve processing to the brain, giving much faster reactions, to make her a better pilot.
* Fultac from Arakawa's earlier manga ''Manga/StrayDog'' also has one hiding a plot-relevant functional eye.
* Lucia Nahashi from ''Manga/VenusVersusVirus'' wears an eyepatch in order to hide her glowing left eye. It blends in well with her gothic lolita fashion.

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* Similarly The Genbu Seishi Hikitsu from ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' and ''Manga/FushigiYuugiGenbuKaiden'' wears an eyepatch over his right eye, which he calls "Shikyokan". [[MindRape The eye forces the person looking into it to [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist King Bradley,]] remember their worst memories, letting him see these as well,]] and [[UpToEleven beyond]].
* Minene Uryu of ''Manga/FutureDiary'' gains an eyepatch after [[spoiler: becoming blind in one in a fight with protagonist Yukiteru Amano, and said eye is plucked out by Yomotsu Hirsaka.]]
* Saito from ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' has a cybernetic implant that resembles an eyepatch. His left eye was replaced with the "Hawkeye", a prosthetic eye that interfaces with satellites to allow for shots of incredible accuracy.
* ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'' has Kyuubei (based on Yagyu Jubei in the Real Life examples below) and Takasugi.
** Kyuubei got [[spoiler: hers]] as a child after being injured protecting Tae.
* Chigusa Tsukikage from ''Manga/GlassMask'' uses her [[GoodHairEvilHair long and messy black hair]] to cover the scars on her face after a terrible on-stage accident.
* Kind of subverted in ''Anime/{{Gundam 00}}'' as the while the eyepatch Lockon Stratos receives later in the series does make him look more badass (if this is even possible for [[StupidSexyFlanders stupid, sexy Lockon]]), [[spoiler: it gives Ali an advantage in the final fight causing Lockon to lose their fight and ''die''.]]
** What about Allelujah? His eyepatch (hair, actually) shows which side of him is fighting. If you can see the right eye, you are fighting pacifist, gentle Allelujah. See the left eye, you are fighting the rather terrifying Hallelujah. See both eyes, you are fighting the infinitely scarier gestalt of the two.
%%* Nightmare of ''VideoGame/HeartNoKuniNoAlice''.
* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' has two examples, the first being the mercenary Pip Bernadotte and the second being Integra after her eye was damaged in the final battle.
* Ryomou from ''Manga/IkkiTousen'', a.k.a. ''Battle Vixens'', wears a medical bandage over her left eye. [[spoiler: it's eventually revealed that the eyepatch is there to help Seal Evil (a "dragon" berserker spirit) In A Can.]]
** Later when [[spoiler: Kakouton Genjou]] has an eye gouged out saving [[spoiler: Sousou]] from [[spoiler: Koushaji's fatal needles]] he starts sporting a rather spiffy patch with a skull and bones motif. This is a ShoutOut to and/or GenerationXerox of [[spoiler: his past incarnation Xiahou Dun]] of ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'' fame, seen below under "RealLife".
*
Laura Bodewig from ''LightNovel/InfiniteStratos'' has an eyepatch to conceal her nanomachine-enhanced golden super-eye, named Odin's Eye, or the ''Eye that Surpasses the World.'' It heightens the nerve processing to the brain, giving much faster reactions, to make her a better pilot.
* Fultac Elder Kaede from Arakawa's earlier manga ''Manga/StrayDog'' also has one hiding a plot-relevant functional eye.
* Lucia Nahashi from ''Manga/VenusVersusVirus''
''Manga/{{Inuyasha}}'' wears an eyepatch in order to hide one because she lost her glowing left eye. It blends in well with her gothic lolita fashion.eye during an attack of demons when she was a little girl.



* One episode in ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' featured Don Zaruug/Don Zaloog, a Duel Monster spirit wearing a gold eyepatch that allowed him to manifest in the physical world and bring his fellow "Dark Scorpion" gang members with him. Jim also has bandages constantly covering his magic eye.
* Ciel Phantomhive of ''Manga/BlackButler'' has one to hide his MagicalEye pentagram; the sign of his DealWithTheDevil contract.
* Thorkell of ''Manga/VinlandSaga'' has just recently come into possession of an eye patch after losing an eye in a battle. As if he wasn't badass enough already, if this trend continues he'll soon be wearing a longcoat regardless of how anachronistic that might be to the period.
* Ryomou from ''Manga/IkkiTousen'', a.k.a. ''Battle Vixens'', wears a medical bandage over her left eye. [[spoiler: it's eventually revealed that the eyepatch is there to help Seal Evil (a "dragon" berserker spirit) In A Can.]]
** Later when [[spoiler: Kakouton Genjou]] has an eye gouged out saving [[spoiler: Sousou]] from [[spoiler: Koushaji's fatal needles]] he starts sporting a rather spiffy patch with a skull and bones motif. This is a ShoutOut to and/or GenerationXerox of [[spoiler: his past incarnation Xiahou Dun]] of ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'' fame, seen below under "RealLife".
* In ''Manga/ShuraNoToki'', two characters use this trope. Takato keeps one eye closed while the legendary Yagyuu Juubei wears a tsuba (sword guard) over one eye. In both cases they have perfectly functional binocular vision but close one eye for the sake of "training". They instantly power up when [[IAmNotLeftHanded they use both eyes]].
* Adiane in ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''. It's bulletproof, too, if the first movie is to be believed.
* In ''Manga/BlackCat'', Sven Vollfied wears an eyepatch over his right eye, which has the ability to see a few seconds into the future. If he uses it extensively, it can cause extreme exhaustion. He has the eye from [[spoiler: his old partner Lloyd who had these powers of seeing the future. Foreseeing Sven's death, Lloyd went to intervene and was consequently killed himself. Sven lost an eye in the process but was given a transplant from Lloyd who had registered as an organ donor not long before.]]
** Later on in the manga, [[spoiler: his eye can greatly accelerate his perception of motion so everything appears slowed down, allowing him to easily dodge bullets, punches, and anything else that comes flying at him]]. He also gets better at using his MagicalEye so he doesn't need his Eyepatch Of Power as often, but he keeps it anyway. (Probably because it looks badass.)
* Itsuki Iba of ''LightNovel/RentalMagica'' always wears an eyepatch, though even with it, he still feels a bit of pain when he's around too much magical pollution.
* ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'''s Dominique the Cyclops has what she calls the Demon Eye. Hidden by a metal shutter over her right eye, the fake eye can temporarily put all who are near in a trance for a few moments.
* Lavi from ''Manga/DGrayMan'' wears an eye patch over his right eye. Under it he hides a secret "only known to Bookmen". Nobody know what it is. Yet. [[SeriesHiatus And God knows how long til we find out]].
** Cross Marian's right eye is covered by a faceplate. And since he [[spoiler: was either killed or was PutOnABus,]] "God knows how long till we find out." (Because when an eye is covered by something, you know it's covered for a reason...)

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* One episode in ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' featured Don Zaruug/Don Zaloog, a Duel Monster spirit wearing a gold Nui Harime from ''Anime/KillLaKill'' has an eyepatch that allowed him to manifest in shaped like a combination of the physical world and bring his fellow "Dark Scorpion" gang members with him. Jim also has bandages constantly covering his magic eye.
* Ciel Phantomhive
katakana of ''Manga/BlackButler'' her name. She is one of the most powerful fighters [[spoiler:due to the Life Fibers in her body]].
* Gantai from ''Manga/KoiKoi7''
has one to hide his MagicalEye pentagram; conceal her mechanical eye. Fitting to the sign of his DealWithTheDevil contract.
trope, she's incredibly dangerous when she goes berserk.
* Thorkell of ''Manga/VinlandSaga'' Lag Seeing from ''Manga/LetterBee'' has just recently come into possession of an eye patch after losing an eye in a battle. As if he wasn't badass enough already, if this trend continues he'll soon be wearing a longcoat regardless of how anachronistic amber that might be to the period.
* Ryomou from ''Manga/IkkiTousen'', a.k.a. ''Battle Vixens'', wears a medical bandage over her left eye.
is usually covered by his hair... unless he is shooting his Heart Gun. It lets him shoot Heart Shots without amber in his gun, and [[spoiler: it's eventually revealed that lets him shoot bullets from the eyepatch is there to help Seal Evil (a "dragon" berserker spirit) In A Can.palm of his hand too.]]
** Later There are actually several characters in the series who have lost one or both of their eyes, to the point of being a running [[BodyMotifs motif]]. Others include Dr. Thunderland (one eye) and the twin gatekeepers (both eyes).
* Moritsugu Reiji's Machina Verdant in ''Manga/LinebarrelsOfIron'' has one eye destroyed, odd considering that like other machina it can heal given time, and Kouichi actually does try to use to use this to his advantage imagine his shock
when [[spoiler: Kakouton Genjou]] has an eye gouged out saving [[spoiler: Sousou]] from [[spoiler: Koushaji's fatal needles]] he starts sporting a rather spiffy patch with a skull and bones motif. This is a ShoutOut to and/or GenerationXerox of [[spoiler: his past incarnation Xiahou Dun]] of ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'' fame, seen below under "RealLife".
* In ''Manga/ShuraNoToki'', two characters use this trope. Takato keeps one eye closed while the legendary Yagyuu Juubei wears a tsuba (sword guard) over one eye. In both cases they have perfectly functional binocular vision but close one eye for the sake of "training". They instantly power up when [[IAmNotLeftHanded they use both eyes]].
* Adiane in ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''. It's bulletproof, too, if the first movie is to be believed.
* In ''Manga/BlackCat'', Sven Vollfied wears an eyepatch over his
Verdant suddenly heals its right eye, which has eye after he took notice of the ability blind spot, Reiji goes on to see a few seconds into the future. If he uses it extensively, it can cause extreme exhaustion. He has state that verdant deliberately left the eye from [[spoiler: his old partner Lloyd who had these powers permanently damaged as a means of seeing the future. Foreseeing Sven's death, Lloyd went to intervene and was consequently killed himself. Sven lost an eye in the process but was given a transplant from Lloyd who had registered as an organ donor not long before.testing opponents.]]
** Later on in * [[CoolOldGuy Retsudou]] from ''Manga/LoneWolfAndCub'' got his after the manga, [[spoiler: his eye can greatly accelerate his perception of motion so everything appears slowed down, allowing hero tried to kill him to easily dodge bullets, punches, and anything else that comes flying at him]]. He also gets better at using his MagicalEye so he doesn't need his Eyepatch Of Power as often, but he keeps it anyway. (Probably because it looks badass.)
* Itsuki Iba
by means of ''LightNovel/RentalMagica'' always an arrow through the eye. It didn't work.
* In ''LightNovel/LoveChunibyoAndOtherDelusions'', Rikka
wears an her eyepatch, though even with it, he still feels a bit of pain when he's around too much magical pollution.
* ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'''s Dominique
under the Cyclops has what she calls the Demon Eye. Hidden by delusion of being a metal shutter over seal to her right eye, the fake eye can temporarily put all who are near in a trance for a few moments.
* Lavi from ''Manga/DGrayMan'' wears an eye patch over his right eye. Under it he hides a secret "only known to Bookmen". Nobody know what it is. Yet. [[SeriesHiatus And God knows how long til we find out]].
** Cross Marian's right eye is covered by a faceplate. And since he [[spoiler: was either killed or was PutOnABus,]] "God knows how long till we find out." (Because when an eye is covered by something, you know it's covered for a reason...)
"Evil Eye".



* Irvine from ''Anime/ZoidsChaoticCentury''. Though his eyes are completely normal, the eyepatch he wears effectively functions as combination camera, camcorder, and binoculars.

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* Irvine In Manga/{{MAR}}, the Chess Piece Candice has one of these ''in addition'' to a [[MaskPower mask]]. The eyepatch conceals a magic stone instead of an empty socket, which she uses as a Dimension Ärm.
* [[spoiler:Dr. Hell]]
from ''Anime/ZoidsChaoticCentury''. Though his eyes are completely normal, ''Anime/MazingerZ'' wore one in [[spoiler: the sequel series, ''Anime/GreatMazinger'']].
** A minor character showed up in one chapter also wore one. He was a homeless thief and street urchin, and
the eyepatch furthered the sensation of he was a badass in one fight.
** Minister Zurill of ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'' was a BadassBookworm with one eyepatch covering his left eye.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** Kakashi hides a [[MagicalEye special eye]] behind his {{Hachimaki}}. [[spoiler: In fact, he had to ''switch out his old eye for it''...]]
** A later chapter shows that [[spoiler: Danzo has it too.]]
** In fact, there are a lot of minor ninja with eye patches/coverings including Kuromaru (who for the uninformed is ''[[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/naruto/images/7/75/Kuromaru.jpg a dog]]'') and [[http://naruto.wikia.com/wiki/Tonbo_Tobitake Tonbo Tobitake]], who has a covering for ''both'' eyes. [[spoiler: The above revelation]] has started a [[MemeticMutation joke among the fandom]] that anyone who is covering their eye ([[spoiler: or more recently an arm]])(doesn't even need to be with an eye patch; it can just be with [[PeekaBangs hair]]) they must be hiding a Sharingan. Humorously, just a couple chapters ''earlier'' Ao, a newly introduced character from the Mist village revealed that his eyepatch hides [[spoiler: not a Sharingan, but a ''Byakugan''. Since the Byakugan grants XRayVision, he doesn't ever ''need'' to take off the eyepatch.]]
* In ''Manga/NatsumesBookOfFriends'', Matoba, head of the notorious Matoba clan,
wears effectively functions as combination camera, camcorder, a paper seal to protect his right-eye. This is because his ancestor's had negotiated the assistance from a [[{{Youkai}} youkai]] for his right-eye but he never kept up his end of the deal and binoculars.so vengeful youkai target the head's right-eye. He notes he does have [[EyeScream a horrible scar from an ayakashi attack]] but his eye-path has yet to be lifted. Realistically though, his depth of perception is poor due working with only one eye.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' goes this route with bandages. Rei starts the series with an eyepatch, Asuka ends the movie with one (given that she's thin, likes to wear red, and is German, she should look for work in the next Matsumoto movie).
** In Evangelion 3.0, [[spoiler: Asuka]] has a more typical pirate-type eyepatch.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'', a manga about ''pirates'', has to date '''averted''' this trope, with not a single eyepatch to be seen despite a length of over 720 chapters. WordOfGod is that the Eyepatch Of Power is being saved for someone special. Considering how incredibly badass and powerful some of the characters we've already met have been, it can only be wondered what kind of person the eyepatched one will be...
* In the concealing haircut version of the trope, Xerxes Break of ''Manga/PandoraHearts'' has bangs that conceal an empty eye socket, accidentally revealed by a young Gil. It is shown later in the series that the eye was [[EyeScream plucked out]] [[spoiler: by the Will of the Abyss]] to replace Cheshire's [[spoiler: having encountered the Will of the Abyss due to being dragged into the Abyss after going on a killing spree with his chain]].
* Senri from ''Manga/PlusAnima'' uses an eyepatch to control his + anima form.
* ''Manga/PuellaMagiOrikoMagica'''s Kirika has an eyepatch in her MagicalGirl form. This doesn't seem to hamper her fighting ability.
* Shirow Watari from ''Anime/RahXephon'' has one. Fitting for the commander of a small army.
* Itsuki Iba of ''LightNovel/RentalMagica'' always wears an eyepatch, though even with it, he still feels a bit of pain when he's around too much magical pollution.
* [[spoiler: André Grandier]] from ''Manga/RoseOfVersailles'' has one [[spoiler: after losing his left eye rather messily]].
* Barasuishou of ''Manga/RozenMaiden Träumend'' wears a flowery eyepatch over her left eye, acting as a seal over her emotions. [[spoiler: Kirakishou, the doll she was based on, appears to have an identical one over her right eye, but it was revealed to be an actual rose growing from the socket.]]



* Barasuishou of ''Manga/RozenMaiden Träumend'' wears a flowery eyepatch over her left eye, acting as a seal over her emotions. [[spoiler: Kirakishou, the doll she was based on, appears to have an identical one over her right eye, but it was revealed to be an actual rose growing from the socket.]]
* Akito from ''Manga/AirGear'''s eyepatch acts as an indicator as to which half of his SplitPersonality is in charge: if over the right eye, sweet and innocent Akito is in control. Over the left eye, violent and brash Agito takes over. Without the eyepatch, Agito ''still'' has control, but with more power.
* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' has two examples, the first being the mercenary Pip Bernadotte and the second being Integra after her eye was damaged in the final battle.
* An odd and extremely {{narm}} version of this is combined with MaskPower in ''Anime/DragonautTheResonance''. When Kazuki, the RivalTurnedEvil, returns from a NoOneCouldSurviveThat moment, he's wearing an eyepatch... as a mask. It makes it look like he has a thong on his head.
* Makiko Nagi of ''Manga/TenjhoTenge'' wears one, and it covers a pretty freaky scar. She got it [[spoiler: after her lover decided to try creating an ultimate weapon out of someone else and removed the eye in question in order to give his new experimentee the abilities she'd already absorbed from other people.]]
* Nice Holystone of ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'', who conceals a small but functional ''bomb'' within the empty eye socket covered by her eyepatch.
* Saito from ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' has a cybernetic implant that resembles an eyepatch. His left eye was replaced with the "Hawkeye", a prosthetic eye that interfaces with satellites to allow for shots of incredible accuracy.
* Kind of subverted in ''Anime/{{Gundam 00}}'' as the while the eyepatch Lockon Stratos receives later in the series does make him look more badass (if this is even possible for [[StupidSexyFlanders stupid, sexy Lockon]]), [[spoiler: it gives Ali an advantage in the final fight causing Lockon to lose their fight and ''die''.]]
** What about Allelujah? His eyepatch (hair, actually) shows which side of him is fighting. If you can see the right eye, you are fighting pacifist, gentle Allelujah. See the left eye, you are fighting the rather terrifying Hallelujah. See both eyes, you are fighting the infinitely scarier gestalt of the two.

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* Barasuishou [[Manga/SamuraiGun "I... am Samurai Gun."]] Or as they say in the GagDub DVD extra: "I... have only one eye."
* Toppi
of ''Manga/RozenMaiden Träumend'' ''Anime/SandsOfDestruction'' wears a flowery eyepatch over her left eye, acting as a seal over her emotions. patch across his right eye; it isn't stated how he lost it. In one episode, he meets up with an old adventuring buddy named Yappi who also wears one.
* In ''Manga/TheSevenDeadlySins'' Helbram
[[spoiler: Kirakishou, the doll she was based on, appears to have in his human form]] wears an identical one over her right eye, but it was revealed to be an actual rose growing from the socket.]]
* Akito from ''Manga/AirGear'''s
eyepatch acts as an indicator as to which half of his SplitPersonality is in charge: if over the right eye, sweet and innocent Akito is in control. Over the left eye, violent and brash Agito takes over. Without the eyepatch, Agito ''still'' has control, but with more power.
* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' has two examples, the first being the mercenary Pip Bernadotte and the second being Integra after her eye was damaged in the final battle.
* An odd and extremely {{narm}} version of this is combined with MaskPower in ''Anime/DragonautTheResonance''. When Kazuki, the RivalTurnedEvil, returns from a NoOneCouldSurviveThat moment, he's wearing an eyepatch... as a mask. It makes it look like he has a thong
on his head.
* Makiko Nagi of ''Manga/TenjhoTenge'' wears one, and it covers a pretty freaky scar. She got it [[spoiler: after her lover decided to try creating an ultimate weapon out of someone else and removed the eye in question in order to give his new experimentee the abilities she'd already absorbed from other people.]]
* Nice Holystone of ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'', who conceals a small but functional ''bomb'' within the empty eye socket covered by her eyepatch.
* Saito from ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' has a cybernetic implant that resembles an eyepatch. His left eye was replaced with the "Hawkeye", a prosthetic eye that interfaces with satellites to allow for shots of incredible accuracy.
* Kind of subverted in ''Anime/{{Gundam 00}}'' as the while the eyepatch Lockon Stratos receives later in the series does make him look more badass (if this is even possible for [[StupidSexyFlanders stupid, sexy Lockon]]), [[spoiler: it gives Ali an advantage in the final fight causing Lockon to lose their fight and ''die''.]]
** What about Allelujah? His eyepatch (hair, actually) shows which side of him is fighting. If you can see the
right eye, you are fighting pacifist, gentle Allelujah. See the left eye, you are fighting the rather terrifying Hallelujah. See both eyes, you are fighting the infinitely scarier gestalt of the two.eye.



* Lelouch Lamperouge of ''Anime/CodeGeass'' has a variation in the second season of the show, as now that his geass in his eye is in PowerIncontinence mode, he has to wear a special contact lens over it to hide that power in civilian life.
** A (slightly) more straight example can be found in Knight Of One Bismarck Waldstein, who has his left eye sewn shut. [[spoiler: This is to seal his always-on Geass, which allows him to predict an opponent's movement.]]
** When Jeremiah Gottwald opens his left eye, he can nullify any Geass power. Being a badass already, it made it easy for him to deal with Rolo and Lelouch when they were unable to use their Geass on him. Lelouch outsmarts him, though, because he's savvy enough not to rely exclusively on Geass.
** [[PaperThinDisguise "Julius Kingsly"]] in the OVA ''Anime/CodeGeassAkitoTheExiled'' also has his left eye covered by a particularly extravagant eye patch, almost certainly [[spoiler: to prevent him from using his Geass]].
* Senri from ''Manga/PlusAnima'' uses an eyepatch to control his + anima form.
* Gantai from ''Manga/KoiKoi7'' has one to conceal her mechanical eye. Fitting to the trope, she's incredibly dangerous when she goes berserk.
* Eyepatches and concealing hairdos abound in Creator/LeijiMatsumoto's works (''Anime/CaptainHarlock'', ''Anime/QueenEmeraldas'', ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato'').
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' goes this route with bandages. Rei starts the series with an eyepatch, Asuka ends the movie with one (given that she's thin, likes to wear red, and is German, she should look for work in the next Matsumoto movie).
** In Evangelion 3.0, [[spoiler: Asuka]] has a more typical pirate-type eyepatch.
* In ''Manga/TheDaughterOfTwentyFaces'', [[spoiler: Ken gets one after losing an eye and turns DarkerAndEdgier as a result.]]
* Natose, one of the more powerful characters in ''Manga/TheyAreMyNobleMasters'' (which is saying something), has an eye patch which is a direct reference to her tragic past.

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* Lelouch Lamperouge of ''Anime/CodeGeass'' has a variation in In ''Manga/ShuraNoToki'', two characters use this trope. Takato keeps one eye closed while the second season of the show, as now that his geass in his eye is in PowerIncontinence mode, he has to wear legendary Yagyuu Juubei wears a special contact lens tsuba (sword guard) over it to hide that one eye. In both cases they have perfectly functional binocular vision but close one eye for the sake of "training". They instantly power in civilian life.
** A (slightly) more straight example can be found in Knight Of One Bismarck Waldstein, who has his left eye sewn shut. [[spoiler: This is to seal his always-on Geass, which allows him to predict an opponent's movement.]]
** When Jeremiah Gottwald opens his left eye, he can nullify any Geass power. Being a badass already, it made it easy for him to deal with Rolo and Lelouch
up when [[IAmNotLeftHanded they were unable to use their Geass on him. Lelouch outsmarts him, though, because he's savvy enough not to rely exclusively on Geass.
** [[PaperThinDisguise "Julius Kingsly"]] in
both eyes]].
* In ''Manga/SoulEater'',
the OVA ''Anime/CodeGeassAkitoTheExiled'' also Death Scythe Marie Mjolnir has his left eye covered by a particularly extravagant eye patch, almost certainly [[spoiler: to prevent him from using his Geass]].
* Senri from ''Manga/PlusAnima'' uses
an eyepatch to control his + anima form.
* Gantai from ''Manga/KoiKoi7'' has one to conceal
with a lightening bolt on it over her mechanical left eye. Fitting We're not told what happened for her to need it. In the trope, she's incredibly dangerous anime, it is removed during a vision when she goes berserk.
uses her special soul wavelength.
* Eyepatches and concealing hairdos abound in Creator/LeijiMatsumoto's works (''Anime/CaptainHarlock'', ''Anime/QueenEmeraldas'', ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato'').
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' goes this route with bandages. Rei starts the series with an eyepatch, Asuka ends the movie with one (given that she's thin, likes to wear red, and is German, she should look for work
[[http://www.thiel-a-vision.com/images/speedracer/speed144.jpg Professor Anarchy]], Anime/SpeedRacer's adversary in the next Matsumoto movie).
** In Evangelion 3.0, [[spoiler: Asuka]]
episode "Gang of Assassins", sports a rather distinctive patch.
* Fultac from Arakawa's earlier manga ''Manga/StrayDog'' also
has a more typical pirate-type eyepatch.
* In ''Manga/TheDaughterOfTwentyFaces'', [[spoiler: Ken gets
one after losing an eye and turns DarkerAndEdgier as hiding a result.]]
* Natose, one of the more powerful characters in ''Manga/TheyAreMyNobleMasters'' (which is saying something), has an eye patch which is a direct reference to her tragic past.
plot-relevant functional eye.



* [[CoolOldGuy Retsudou]] from ''Manga/LoneWolfAndCub'' got his after the hero tried to kill him by means of an arrow through the eye. It didn't work.
* [[spoiler: André Grandier]] from ''Manga/RoseOfVersailles'' has one [[spoiler: after losing his left eye rather messily]].
* Chigusa Tsukikage from ''Manga/GlassMask'' uses her [[GoodHairEvilHair long and messy black hair]] to cover the scars on her face after a terrible on-stage accident.
* In Manga/{{MAR}}, the Chess Piece Candice has one of these ''in addition'' to a [[MaskPower mask]]. The eyepatch conceals a magic stone instead of an empty socket, which she uses as a Dimension Ärm.
* Shirow Watari from ''Anime/RahXephon'' has one. Fitting for the commander of a small army.
* [[Manga/SamuraiGun "I... am Samurai Gun."]] Or as they say in the GagDub DVD extra: "I... have only one eye."
* ''Manga/OnePiece'', a manga about ''pirates'', has to date '''averted''' this trope, with not a single eyepatch to be seen despite a length of over 720 chapters. WordOfGod is that the Eyepatch Of Power is being saved for someone special. Considering how incredibly badass and powerful some of the characters we've already met have been, it can only be wondered what kind of person the eyepatched one will be...
** A common fan theory is that the eyepatched character has already been introduced; they just haven't lost their eye yet.
** In a straight, but less literal, example of this trope, [[ChefOfIron Sanji's]] left eye is perpetually covered by his hair. [[spoiler: After the TimeSkip, he changes his hairstyle so now it's his ''right'' eye that is covered, along with the right side of his face.]]
*** Not really a sign of him being a badass, though. [[spoiler: He covers one eye to avoid looking ridiculous. His eyebrows are [[http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/075/3/5/sanji_by_god_of_fighting-d5y75uj.jpg identical rather than symmetrical.]]]]
** [[spoiler: And now Zoro has lost an eye. Now if that isn't a setup for one badass example of this trope...]]
* ''Anime/TheBigO'': [[BattleButler Norman]] has one, along with a BadassMustache.
* The Genbu Seishi Hikitsu from ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' and ''Manga/FushigiYuugiGenbuKaiden'' wears an eyepatch over his right eye, which he calls "Shikyokan". [[MindRape The eye forces the person looking into it to remember their worst memories, letting him see these as well,]] and [[UpToEleven beyond]].
* In the ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' [[WhatCouldHaveBeen prototype story]], Guts has an eyepatch. He gives it away as a souvenir at the end. In the actual manga Guts averts this, as even though his right eye is missing/heavily damaged after [[spoiler:being clawed out by a demon]] during the Eclipse, he doesn't wear an eyepatch; he just... keeps his eyelid closed.
* For some unexplained reason in ''LightNovel/BludgeoningAngelDokurochan'' her younger but older looking sister Zakuro wears an eye patch.
* Moritsugu Reiji's Machina Verdant in ''Manga/LinebarrelsOfIron'' has one eye destroyed, odd considering that like other machina it can heal given time, and Kouichi actually does try to use to use this to his advantage imagine his shock when [[spoiler: Verdant suddenly heals its right eye after he took notice of the blind spot, Reiji goes on to state that verdant deliberately left the eye permanently damaged as a means of testing opponents.]]

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* [[CoolOldGuy Retsudou]] from ''Manga/LoneWolfAndCub'' Adiane in ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''. It's bulletproof, too, if the first movie is to be believed.
* Makiko Nagi of ''Manga/TenjhoTenge'' wears one, and it covers a pretty freaky scar. She
got his after the hero tried to kill him by means of an arrow through the eye. It didn't work.
* [[spoiler: André Grandier]] from ''Manga/RoseOfVersailles'' has one
it [[spoiler: after losing his left eye rather messily]].
* Chigusa Tsukikage from ''Manga/GlassMask'' uses
her [[GoodHairEvilHair long and messy black hair]] lover decided to cover the scars on her face after a terrible on-stage accident.
* In Manga/{{MAR}}, the Chess Piece Candice has one
try creating an ultimate weapon out of these ''in addition'' to a [[MaskPower mask]]. The eyepatch conceals a magic stone instead of an empty socket, which she uses as a Dimension Ärm.
* Shirow Watari from ''Anime/RahXephon'' has one. Fitting for the commander of a small army.
* [[Manga/SamuraiGun "I... am Samurai Gun."]] Or as they say in the GagDub DVD extra: "I... have only one eye."
* ''Manga/OnePiece'', a manga about ''pirates'', has to date '''averted''' this trope, with not a single eyepatch to be seen despite a length of over 720 chapters. WordOfGod is that the Eyepatch Of Power is being saved for
someone special. Considering how incredibly badass else and powerful some of removed the characters we've eye in question in order to give his new experimentee the abilities she'd already met have been, it can only be wondered what kind of person the eyepatched one will be...
** A common fan theory is that the eyepatched character has already been introduced; they just haven't lost their eye yet.
** In a straight, but less literal, example of this trope, [[ChefOfIron Sanji's]] left eye is perpetually covered by his hair. [[spoiler: After the TimeSkip, he changes his hairstyle so now it's his ''right'' eye that is covered, along with the right side of his face.
absorbed from other people.]]
*** Not really a sign of him being a badass, though. [[spoiler: He covers * Natose, one of the more powerful characters in ''Manga/TheyAreMyNobleMasters'' (which is saying something), has an eye patch which is a direct reference to avoid looking ridiculous. His eyebrows are [[http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/075/3/5/sanji_by_god_of_fighting-d5y75uj.jpg identical rather than symmetrical.]]]]
** [[spoiler: And now Zoro has lost an eye. Now if that isn't a setup for one badass example of this trope...]]
her tragic past.
* ''Anime/TheBigO'': [[BattleButler Norman]] has one, along Taken to ridiculous extremes in ''Manga/TonoToIssho'' OVA with a BadassMustache.
*
Date Masamune. Just [[http://www.animeseason.com/tono-to-issho-episode-1/ watch]] first five minutes.
**
The Genbu Seishi Hikitsu from ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' and ''Manga/FushigiYuugiGenbuKaiden'' ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' version is no slouch, fighting with 6 swords at once when he gets serious.
* In ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'', Kaneki Ken
wears a medical eyepatch to conceal his [[HowDoIShootWeb oft-uncontrolled]] [[BlackEyesOfEvil Kakugan]]. After the timeskip and his descent into AntiHero territory, he starts wearing an eyepatch with a stylized [[CreepyCentipedes Centipede]] embroidered on it. His CoolMask is designed with an eyepatch covering his normal eye, resulting in him gaining the alias "Eyepatch".
** In the sequel, ''Tokyo Ghoul: Re'', Mutsuki Tooru wears a medical eyepatch for the same reason.
* ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'''s Dominique the Cyclops has what she calls the Demon Eye. Hidden by a metal shutter
over his her right eye, which he calls "Shikyokan". [[MindRape The the fake eye forces the person looking into it to remember their worst memories, letting him see these as well,]] and [[UpToEleven beyond]].
* In the ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' [[WhatCouldHaveBeen prototype story]], Guts has an eyepatch. He gives it away as a souvenir at the end. In the actual manga Guts averts this, as even though his right eye is missing/heavily damaged after [[spoiler:being clawed out by a demon]] during the Eclipse, he doesn't wear an eyepatch; he just... keeps his eyelid closed.
* For some unexplained reason in ''LightNovel/BludgeoningAngelDokurochan'' her younger but older looking sister Zakuro wears an eye patch.
* Moritsugu Reiji's Machina Verdant in ''Manga/LinebarrelsOfIron'' has one eye destroyed, odd considering that like other machina it
can heal given time, and Kouichi actually does try temporarily put all who are near in a trance for a few moments.
* Syaoran's Ultimate Eyepatch Of [[DarkerAndEdgier We're Edgy Now]] in ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle''. Which was later passed
to use to use this to his advantage imagine his shock when [[spoiler: Verdant suddenly heals its right eye Fai]] after he took notice of the blind spot, Reiji goes on to state that verdant deliberately left the [[spoiler: Clone!Syaoran ate Fai's eye permanently damaged as a means of testing opponents.and Real!Syaoran escaped from his fishbowl.]]



* Lucia Nahashi from ''Manga/VenusVersusVirus'' wears an eyepatch in order to hide her glowing left eye. It blends in well with her gothic lolita fashion.
* Thorkell of ''Manga/VinlandSaga'' has just recently come into possession of an eye patch after losing an eye in a battle. As if he wasn't badass enough already, if this trend continues he'll soon be wearing a longcoat regardless of how anachronistic that might be to the period.
* Farfarello of ''Anime/WeissKreuz''. Doesn't seem to slow him down much.
* Wicked Witch of the West in the 1982 anime adaptation of ''TheWizardOfOz'' wears an eyepatch.
* [[spoiler:Ryuuko Kounuma]] from ''Anime/WolfGuyWolfenCrest'', [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/wolf_guy_ookami_no_monshou/v07/c067/7.html after her boyfriend beats her up]].



* ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'' has Kyuubei (based on Yagyu Jubei in the Real Life examples below) and Takasugi.
** Kyuubei got [[spoiler: hers]] as a child after being injured protecting Tae.
* Elder Kaede from ''Manga/{{Inuyasha}}'' wears one because she lost her eye during an attack of demons when she was a little girl.
* In ''VisualNovel/ElevenEyes'', Kakeru has a [[SupernaturalGoldEyes blind right eye]], covered by an an overly large eyepatch, which grants him the power of precognition.
* In ''Manga/SoulEater'', the Death Scythe Marie Mjolnir has an eyepatch with a lightening bolt on it over her left eye. We're not told what happened for her to need it. In the anime, it is removed during a vision when she uses her special soul wavelength.
* Lag Seeing from ''Manga/LetterBee'' has an eye of amber that is usually covered by his hair... unless he is shooting his Heart Gun. It lets him shoot Heart Shots without amber in his gun, and [[spoiler: lets him shoot bullets from the palm of his hand too.]]
** There are actually several characters in the series who have lost one or both of their eyes, to the point of being a running [[BodyMotifs motif]]. Others include Dr. Thunderland (one eye) and the twin gatekeepers (both eyes).
* Jay Rock of ''Anime/FangOfTheSunDougram'' is more or less Che Guevara with an eyepatch. Not surprisingly, he's the show's local avatar of the god of Badass.
* Taken to ridiculous extremes in ''Manga/TonoToIssho'' OVA with Date Masamune. Just [[http://www.animeseason.com/tono-to-issho-episode-1/ watch]] first five minutes.
** The ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' version is no slouch, fighting with 6 swords at once when he gets serious.
* Farfarello of ''Anime/WeissKreuz''. Doesn't seem to slow him down much.
* [[http://www.thiel-a-vision.com/images/speedracer/speed144.jpg Professor Anarchy]], Anime/SpeedRacer's adversary in the episode "Gang of Assassins", sports a rather distinctive patch.
* [[spoiler:Ryuuko Kounuma]] from ''Anime/WolfGuyWolfenCrest'', [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/wolf_guy_ookami_no_monshou/v07/c067/7.html after her boyfriend beats her up]].
* Nightmare of ''VideoGame/HeartNoKuniNoAlice''.
* In the original ''Anime/YuGiOh'', Pegasus' [[PeekABangs hair]] almost always covered his Millennium Eye. Usually when it doesn't, it's because he's lifted it out of place. Even after he loses the Millennium Eye, he still covers the place where it was with his hair.

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* ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'' has Kyuubei (based on Yagyu Jubei in the Real Life examples below) and Takasugi.
** Kyuubei got [[spoiler: hers]] as a child after being injured protecting Tae.
* Elder Kaede from ''Manga/{{Inuyasha}}'' wears one because she lost her eye during an attack of demons when she was a little girl.
* In ''VisualNovel/ElevenEyes'', Kakeru has a [[SupernaturalGoldEyes blind right eye]], covered by an an overly large eyepatch, which grants him the power of precognition.
* In ''Manga/SoulEater'', the Death Scythe Marie Mjolnir has an eyepatch with a lightening bolt on it over her left eye. We're not told what happened for her to need it. In the anime, it is removed during a vision when she uses her special soul wavelength.
* Lag Seeing from ''Manga/LetterBee'' has an eye of amber that is usually covered by his hair... unless he is shooting his Heart Gun. It lets him shoot Heart Shots without amber in his gun, and [[spoiler: lets him shoot bullets from the palm of his hand too.]]
** There are actually several characters in the series who have lost one or both of their eyes, to the point of being a running [[BodyMotifs motif]]. Others include Dr. Thunderland (one eye) and the twin gatekeepers (both eyes).
* Jay Rock of ''Anime/FangOfTheSunDougram'' is more or less Che Guevara with an eyepatch. Not surprisingly, he's the show's local avatar of the god of Badass.
* Taken to ridiculous extremes in ''Manga/TonoToIssho'' OVA with Date Masamune. Just [[http://www.animeseason.com/tono-to-issho-episode-1/ watch]] first five minutes.
** The ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' version is no slouch, fighting with 6 swords at once when he gets serious.
* Farfarello of ''Anime/WeissKreuz''. Doesn't seem to slow him down much.
* [[http://www.thiel-a-vision.com/images/speedracer/speed144.jpg Professor Anarchy]], Anime/SpeedRacer's adversary in the episode "Gang of Assassins", sports a rather distinctive patch.
* [[spoiler:Ryuuko Kounuma]] from ''Anime/WolfGuyWolfenCrest'', [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/wolf_guy_ookami_no_monshou/v07/c067/7.html after her boyfriend beats her up]].
* Nightmare of ''VideoGame/HeartNoKuniNoAlice''.
* In the original
''Anime/YuGiOh'', Pegasus' [[PeekABangs hair]] almost always covered his Millennium Eye. Usually when it doesn't, it's because he's lifted it out of place. Even after he loses the Millennium Eye, he still covers the place where it was with his hair.



* ''Manga/PuellaMagiOrikoMagica'''s Kirika has an eyepatch in her MagicalGirl form. This doesn't seem to hamper her fighting ability.
* [[spoiler:Saya Kisaragi]] from ''Anime/BloodC'' gets one in episode 12, [[spoiler:after getting the left half of her head blown off '''and living to tell'''. So she rips her clothes and covers her injury as her HealingFactor slowly kicks in...]]
* Minene Uryu of ''Manga/FutureDiary'' gains an eyepatch after [[spoiler: becoming blind in one in a fight with protagonist Yukiteru Amano, and said eye is plucked out by Yomotsu Hirsaka.]]
* Othinus from ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'', much like [[spoiler: her]] mythological counterpart. Othinus has acquired the position of majin (magic god) and is thus one of the most powerful beings in the world.
* Wicked Witch of the West in the 1982 anime adaptation of ''TheWizardOfOz'' wears an eyepatch.
* [[spoiler:Akachi]] from ''Manga/ArataKangatari'' wears one after implanting their eye in another character.
* In ''LightNovel/LoveChunibyoAndOtherDelusions'', Rikka wears her eyepatch, under the delusion of being a seal to her "Evil Eye".
* In the concealing haircut version of the trope, Xerxes Break of ''Manga/PandoraHearts'' has bangs that conceal an empty eye socket, accidentally revealed by a young Gil. It is shown later in the series that the eye was [[EyeScream plucked out]] [[spoiler: by the Will of the Abyss]] to replace Cheshire's [[spoiler: having encountered the Will of the Abyss due to being dragged into the Abyss after going on a killing spree with his chain]].
* In ''Manga/NatsumesBookOfFriends'', Matoba, head of the notorious Matoba clan, wears a paper seal to protect his right-eye. This is because his ancestor's had negotiated the assistance from a [[{{Youkai}} youkai]] for his right-eye but he never kept up his end of the deal and so vengeful youkai target the head's right-eye. He notes he does have [[EyeScream a horrible scar from an ayakashi attack]] but his eye-path has yet to be lifted. Realistically though, his depth of perception is poor due working with only one eye.
* In ''Manga/TheSevenDeadlySins'' Helbram [[spoiler: in his human form]] wears an eyepatch on his right eye.
* In ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'', Kaneki Ken wears a medical eyepatch to conceal his [[HowDoIShootWeb oft-uncontrolled]] [[BlackEyesOfEvil Kakugan]]. After the timeskip and his descent into AntiHero territory, he starts wearing an eyepatch with a stylized [[CreepyCentipedes Centipede]] embroidered on it. His CoolMask is designed with an eyepatch covering his normal eye, resulting in him gaining the alias "Eyepatch".
** In the sequel, ''Tokyo Ghoul: Re'', Mutsuki Tooru wears a medical eyepatch for the same reason.
* Toppi of ''Anime/SandsOfDestruction'' wears a patch across his right eye; it isn't stated how he lost it. In one episode, he meets up with an old adventuring buddy named Yappi who also wears one.
* Nui Harime from ''Anime/KillLaKill'' has an eyepatch shaped like a combination of the katakana of her name. She is one of the most powerful fighters [[spoiler:due to the Life Fibers in her body]].

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* ''Manga/PuellaMagiOrikoMagica'''s Kirika has an One episode in ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' featured Don Zaruug/Don Zaloog, a Duel Monster spirit wearing a gold eyepatch in her MagicalGirl form. This doesn't seem that allowed him to hamper her fighting ability.
* [[spoiler:Saya Kisaragi]] from ''Anime/BloodC'' gets one in episode 12, [[spoiler:after getting the left half of her head blown off '''and living to tell'''. So she rips her clothes and covers her injury as her HealingFactor slowly kicks in...]]
* Minene Uryu of ''Manga/FutureDiary'' gains an eyepatch after [[spoiler: becoming blind in one in a fight with protagonist Yukiteru Amano, and said eye is plucked out by Yomotsu Hirsaka.]]
* Othinus from ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'', much like [[spoiler: her]] mythological counterpart. Othinus has acquired the position of majin (magic god) and is thus one of the most powerful beings
manifest in the world.
* Wicked Witch of the West in the 1982 anime adaptation of ''TheWizardOfOz'' wears an eyepatch.
* [[spoiler:Akachi]] from ''Manga/ArataKangatari'' wears one after implanting their eye in another character.
* In ''LightNovel/LoveChunibyoAndOtherDelusions'', Rikka wears her eyepatch, under the delusion of being a seal to her "Evil Eye".
* In the concealing haircut version of the trope, Xerxes Break of ''Manga/PandoraHearts'' has bangs that conceal an empty eye socket, accidentally revealed by a young Gil. It is shown later in the series that the eye was [[EyeScream plucked out]] [[spoiler: by the Will of the Abyss]] to replace Cheshire's [[spoiler: having encountered the Will of the Abyss due to being dragged into the Abyss after going on a killing spree
physical world and bring his fellow "Dark Scorpion" gang members with his chain]].
* In ''Manga/NatsumesBookOfFriends'', Matoba, head of the notorious Matoba clan, wears a paper seal to protect his right-eye. This is because his ancestor's had negotiated the assistance from a [[{{Youkai}} youkai]] for his right-eye but he never kept up his end of the deal and so vengeful youkai target the head's right-eye. He notes he does have [[EyeScream a horrible scar from an ayakashi attack]] but his eye-path
him. Jim also has yet to be lifted. Realistically though, his depth of perception is poor due working with only one eye.
* In ''Manga/TheSevenDeadlySins'' Helbram [[spoiler: in his human form]] wears an eyepatch on his right eye.
* In ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'', Kaneki Ken wears a medical eyepatch to conceal his [[HowDoIShootWeb oft-uncontrolled]] [[BlackEyesOfEvil Kakugan]]. After the timeskip and his descent into AntiHero territory, he starts wearing an eyepatch with a stylized [[CreepyCentipedes Centipede]] embroidered on it. His CoolMask is designed with an eyepatch
bandages constantly covering his normal eye, resulting in him gaining the alias "Eyepatch".
** In the sequel, ''Tokyo Ghoul: Re'', Mutsuki Tooru wears a medical eyepatch for the same reason.
* Toppi of ''Anime/SandsOfDestruction'' wears a patch across his right eye; it isn't stated how he lost it. In one episode, he meets up with an old adventuring buddy named Yappi who also wears one.
* Nui Harime from ''Anime/KillLaKill'' has an eyepatch shaped like a combination of the katakana of her name. She is one of the most powerful fighters [[spoiler:due to the Life Fibers in her body]].
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* In ''Manga/Brave10'', Rokurou hides his right eye behind bandages [[spoiler:to conceal the power of the Water Crest eye, which lets him suck out people's memories and store limitless amounts of knowledge in it. He [[EyeScream loses it]] to Anastasia when she [[TheMole betrays the Braves]] and the eyepatch starts doing its normal job...Or so it would seem, until the sequel, at which point it's revealed he's gone and put his other family heirloom, the [[PowerCrystal God's Jewel]], in the socket to make up for it and is now hiding ''that''.]]

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* In ''Manga/Brave10'', Rokurou hides Irvine from ''Anime/ZoidsChaoticCentury''. Though his right eye behind bandages [[spoiler:to conceal the power of the Water Crest eye, which lets him suck out people's memories and store limitless amounts of knowledge in it. He [[EyeScream loses it]] to Anastasia when she [[TheMole betrays the Braves]] and eyes are completely normal, the eyepatch starts doing its normal job...Or so it would seem, until the sequel, at which point it's revealed he's gone he wears effectively functions as combination camera, camcorder, and put his other family heirloom, the [[PowerCrystal God's Jewel]], in the socket to make up for it and is now hiding ''that''.]] binoculars.
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* ''ComicBook/AgeOfTheWolf'':
** One of the female leaders of a Neo-Nazi post-apocalyptic gang is wearing a black eyepatch after half her face was burned in a fight against Rowan.
** By the time she is an old woman, Rowan herself has lost an eye that she covers with a black eyepatch as a result of her repeated fights against werewolves.
12th Oct '16 6:40:51 PM Dravencour
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* DarkActionGirl and EvilCounterpart of the protagonist, Elle Driver from ''Film/KillBill'' has one due to getting her eye plucked out by HermitGuru Pai Mei prior to the the film. Tarantino got the idea from a '70s exploitation film ([[AuthorAppeal no surprise there]]) called ''They Call Her One-Eye'', about an eyepatch-wearing prostitute going on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge. Unfortunately for Driver, getting her remaining eye plucked out makes her defenseless.

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* DarkActionGirl and EvilCounterpart of the protagonist, Elle Driver from ''Film/KillBill'' has one due to getting her eye plucked out by HermitGuru Pai Mei prior to the the film. Tarantino got the idea from a '70s exploitation film ([[AuthorAppeal no surprise there]]) called ''They Call Her One-Eye'', ''Film/ThrillerACruelPicture'', about an eyepatch-wearing prostitute going on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge. Unfortunately for Driver, getting her remaining eye plucked out makes her defenseless.
12th Oct '16 6:32:05 PM Dravencour
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{{Pirate}}s often have eye patches as a {{Stock Costume Trait|s}}, which is a separate thematic concept--see DressedToPlunder--but the overlap of badassery and piracy is significant enough to mention. This is partially TruthInTelevision, pirates in real life did often wear eye patches regularly, but mainly because on sailing ships in the 18th century there were over a thousand different different ways one could lose body parts, including eyes (this is also the reason why hooks for hands and peg legs are commonly associated with them as well, seeing as such items could easily be improvised using materials already on a ship to compensate for missing limbs). In this case, sailors didn't wear eyepatches to look tough so much as they did because on average people have an easier time looking at a piece of cloth over one eye than at the scarred tissue where an eye used to be. Also, since it's so dark belowdecks, they would also wear one, so as not to get blinded when going from outside to inside.

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{{Pirate}}s often have eye patches as a {{Stock Costume Trait|s}}, which is a separate thematic concept--see DressedToPlunder--but the overlap of badassery and piracy is significant enough to mention. This is partially TruthInTelevision, pirates in real life did often wear eye patches regularly, but mainly because on sailing ships in the 18th century there were over a thousand different different ways one could lose body parts, including eyes (this is also the reason why hooks for hands and peg legs are commonly associated with them as well, seeing as such items could easily be improvised using materials already on a ship to compensate for missing limbs). In this case, sailors didn't wear eyepatches to look tough so much as they did because on average people have an easier time looking at a piece of cloth over one eye than at the scarred tissue where an the eye used to be. Also, since it's so dark belowdecks, they would also wear one, so as not to get blinded when going from outside to inside.
12th Oct '16 6:30:22 PM Dravencour
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* Fu Inubozaki of ''Anime/YukiYunaIsAHero'' starts wearing an eyepatch [[spoiler:after losing vision in her left eye.]]

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* Fu Inubozaki of ''Anime/YukiYunaIsAHero'' starts wearing an eyepatch [[spoiler:after losing the vision in of her left eye.eye to the Senju.]]
12th Oct '16 6:28:09 PM Dravencour
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* In the ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' [[WhatCouldHaveBeen prototype story]], Guts has an eyepatch. He gives it away as a souvenir at the end. In the actual manga Guts averts this, as even though his eye is missing/heavily damaged after the Eclipse, he doesn't wear an eyepatch he just... keeps his eyelid close.

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* In the ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' [[WhatCouldHaveBeen prototype story]], Guts has an eyepatch. He gives it away as a souvenir at the end. In the actual manga Guts averts this, as even though his right eye is missing/heavily damaged after [[spoiler:being clawed out by a demon]] during the Eclipse, he doesn't wear an eyepatch eyepatch; he just... keeps his eyelid close.closed.
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