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29th Aug '16 6:46:02 PM desertman
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* The title character of ''WesternAmination/KuboAndTheTwoStrings''.

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* The title character of ''WesternAmination/KuboAndTheTwoStrings''.''WesternAnimation/KuboAndTheTwoStrings''.
27th Aug '16 6:00:25 AM whereismytea
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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''.]]
23rd Aug '16 9:17:32 AM ATTiTOONS
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* The title character of ''WesternAmination/KuboAndTheTwoStrings''.
23rd Aug '16 8:15:43 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* * ''ComicBook/HaloBloodLine'': The Spartan Black-One has one, though in a variant it's actually a cybernetic prosthetic that lets her keep seeing to replace her former eye.

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* * ''ComicBook/HaloBloodLine'': The Spartan Spartan-II Black-One has one, though in a variant it's actually a cybernetic prosthetic that lets her keep seeing to replace despite the loss of her former actual eye.
11th Aug '16 2:13:43 PM kazokuhouou
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** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'''s Basilio, one of the Khans of Feroxi, sports one as well. It's also possible to give a build 2 Female Avatar one.
10th Aug '16 10:05:45 AM Willbyr
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* Thorkell of ''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.

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* Thorkell of ''VinlandSaga'' ''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.
7th Aug '16 11:05:51 AM nombretomado
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* ComicBook/NickFury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., in the MarvelUniverse. He started as the hard-charging Sgt. Fury during WWII. But he had two eyes then. The eyepatch gave Fury an older, badass injured look--something the spy gained as a soldier during the war. Since both were running concurrently, Marvel Comics could differentiate the two timelines of the character by use of the patch.

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* ComicBook/NickFury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., in the MarvelUniverse.Franchise/MarvelUniverse. He started as the hard-charging Sgt. Fury during WWII. But he had two eyes then. The eyepatch gave Fury an older, badass injured look--something the spy gained as a soldier during the war. Since both were running concurrently, Marvel Comics could differentiate the two timelines of the character by use of the patch.



* The badass assassin ComicBook/{{Deathstroke}} from TheDCU wears an eyepatch over his missing eye; his mask is split into two colors, with featureless black over his missing eye, because he's so badass that it doesn't matter if his opponents know he has a physical impairment. In addition, his daughter wears an eyepatch after taking out her own eye in order to prove herself to him.

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* The badass assassin ComicBook/{{Deathstroke}} from TheDCU Franchise/TheDCU wears an eyepatch over his missing eye; his mask is split into two colors, with featureless black over his missing eye, because he's so badass that it doesn't matter if his opponents know he has a physical impairment. In addition, his daughter wears an eyepatch after taking out her own eye in order to prove herself to him.
7th Jul '16 9:14:42 AM gewunomox
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* When TheWho performed ''{{Quadrophenia}}'' at London's Hyde Park in 1996, lead singer Roger Daltrey wore a red, white and blue eyepatch after he got hit in the eye by Gary Glitter's mike stand during rehearsals.

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* When TheWho Music/TheWho performed ''{{Quadrophenia}}'' ''Music/{{Quadrophenia}}'' at London's Hyde Park in 1996, lead singer Roger Daltrey wore a red, white and blue eyepatch after he got hit in the eye by Gary Glitter's mike stand during rehearsals.
3rd Jul '16 1:32:06 PM Morgenthaler
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* PosthumousCharacter John Keel in ''Discworld/NightWatch''--[[TheObiWan the guy who taught Sam Vimes everything he knows]]. Vimes has to act briefly as his one-eyed mentor to establish a StableTimeLoop--however, he's no more badass than he normally is, which is still pretty damn badass.

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* PosthumousCharacter John Keel in ''Discworld/NightWatch''--[[TheObiWan ''Discworld/NightWatch''--[[MentorOccupationalHazard the guy who taught Sam Vimes everything he knows]]. Vimes has to act briefly as his one-eyed mentor to establish a StableTimeLoop--however, he's no more badass than he normally is, which is still pretty damn badass.
28th Jun '16 8:01:46 PM HeraldAlberich
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These characters rarely experience any problems with depth perception or suffer from the resulting reduced field of vision. In fact, sometimes the Eyepatch Of Power covers a perfectly functional - or [[MagicalEye specially functional]] - eye instead of the empty hole one might suspect. This is sometimes a technique of {{Trickster}} types. Main characters will often gain an eyepatch as a FutureBadass or EvilTwin.

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These characters rarely experience any problems with depth perception or suffer from the resulting reduced field of vision. In fact, sometimes the Eyepatch Of Power covers a perfectly functional - or functional--or [[MagicalEye specially functional]] - eye functional]]--eye instead of the empty hole one might suspect. This is sometimes a technique of {{Trickster}} types. Main characters will often gain an eyepatch as a FutureBadass or EvilTwin.



Related to BlindSeer - power gain through the loss of an eye is a repeating motif in literature, like the Odin example above.

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Related to BlindSeer - power BlindSeer--power gain through the loss of an eye is a repeating motif in literature, like the Odin example above.



* ComicBook/NickFury, Agent of SHIELD, in the MarvelUniverse. He started as the hard-charging Sgt. Fury during WWII. But he had two eyes then. The eyepatch gave Fury an older, badass injured look-something the spy gained as a soldier during the war. Since both were running concurrently, Marvel Comics could differentiate the two timelines of the character by use of the patch.

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* ComicBook/NickFury, Agent of SHIELD, S.H.I.E.L.D., in the MarvelUniverse. He started as the hard-charging Sgt. Fury during WWII. But he had two eyes then. The eyepatch gave Fury an older, badass injured look-something look--something the spy gained as a soldier during the war. Since both were running concurrently, Marvel Comics could differentiate the two timelines of the character by use of the patch.



* ''The Phoney Pages'', a 1980s-vintage parody "history" of comic books, included the "cover" of an issue of "Brooke Shields, Agent of F.U.R.Y.", which depicted the title character with ''two'' eyepatches - one on each eye.

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* ''The Phoney Pages'', a 1980s-vintage parody "history" of comic books, included the "cover" of an issue of "Brooke Shields, Agent of F.U.R.Y.", which depicted the title character with ''two'' eyepatches - one eyepatches--one on each eye.



* {{Wolverine}} wore an eyepatch for a short time - and went by the name Patch - as a disguise. This worked only as long as you had never met Wolverine before, and/or had never seen him unmasked, since he didn't change anything else about his appearance, including his distinctive hairstyle and facial hair.

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* {{Wolverine}} ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} wore an eyepatch for a short time - and time--and went by the name Patch - as Patch--as a disguise. This worked only as long as you had never met Wolverine before, and/or had never seen him unmasked, since he didn't change anything else about his appearance, including his distinctive hairstyle and facial hair.



*** Well, except for [[ClickHello knowing the proper time to cock a gun.]] Despite that, she ''still'' managed to hit him - and to this day, she's still one of the very, ''very'' few people to ever successfully hit him... and out of everybody, she's the one who inflicted the most damage on him.

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*** Well, except for [[ClickHello knowing the proper time to cock a gun.]] gun]]. Despite that, she ''still'' managed to hit him - and him--and to this day, she's still one of the very, ''very'' few people to ever successfully hit him... and out of everybody, she's the one who inflicted the most damage on him.



* Female Examples - Callisto and [[http://www.angelophile.co.uk/pictures/max0021.jpg this]] danger room simulation zombie!pirate version of Emma Frost.

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* Female Examples - Callisto Examples--Callisto and [[http://www.angelophile.co.uk/pictures/max0021.jpg this]] danger room simulation zombie!pirate version of Emma Frost.



** Snoopy and his (pretend) crew of "bloodthirsty pirates" wear these. Although the baddass quotient decreases when one of his crewbirds tries to double it..and wanders into a post.

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** Snoopy and his (pretend) crew of "bloodthirsty pirates" wear these. Although the baddass quotient decreases when one of his crewbirds tries to double it..and it--and wanders into a post.



* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePagemaster'', Adventure (Creator/PatrickStewart) looks like a pirate, complete with eyepatch. There's nothing wrong with the eye under it -- so when he needs to get a better look at something he just lifts it up.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePagemaster'', Adventure (Creator/PatrickStewart) looks like a pirate, complete with eyepatch. There's nothing wrong with the eye under it -- so it--so when he needs to get a better look at something he just lifts it up.



* General Chang in ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry'' doesn't ''wear'' an eyepatch -- he's such a badass that he actually has a metal plate riveted to his face.

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* General Chang in ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry'' doesn't ''wear'' an eyepatch -- he's eyepatch--he's such a badass that he actually has a metal plate riveted to his face.



* Captain Typho, who replaces Captain Panaka in between Episodes One and Two of the ''Franchise/StarWars'' prequels as the head of Amidala's guard. Some viewers mistook Typho for a recast Panaka with battle damage.

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* Captain Typho, who replaces Captain Panaka in between Episodes One [[Film/ThePhantomMenace I]] and Two [[Film/AttackOfTheClones II]] of the ''Franchise/StarWars'' prequels as the head of Amidala's guard. Some viewers mistook Typho for a recast Panaka with battle damage.



* Inspector Kemp from ''Film/YoungFrankenstein'' sports one of these, along with wooden arm (either the left or the right depending on context and [[RuleOfFunny funniness]]) and monocle (on the same eye as the eyepatch).

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* Inspector Kemp from ''Film/YoungFrankenstein'' sports one of these, along with a wooden arm (either the left or the right depending on context and [[RuleOfFunny funniness]]) and monocle (on the same eye as the eyepatch).



* [[ParodiedTrope Spoofed]] in ''Film/TheHebrewHammer'', where a guy has an eyepatch with a Star Of David on it.
** The character is a deliberate parody of real-life Israeli military leader Moshe Dayan, who wore an eye-patch.

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* [[ParodiedTrope Spoofed]] in ''Film/TheHebrewHammer'', where a guy has an eyepatch with a Star Of of David on it.
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it. The character is a deliberate parody of real-life Israeli military leader Moshe Dayan, who wore an eye-patch.eyepatch.



* Nick Fury director of S.H.I.E.L.D in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse movies ''Film/IronMan1'' & ''[[Film/IronMan2 2]]'', ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' and most prominently ''Film/TheAvengers2012''. When Tony Stark is on board the Helicarrier bridge looks at Fury's computer on either side of his station and covers one eye:

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* Nick Fury director Fury, Director of S.H.I.E.L.D D. in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse movies ''Film/IronMan1'' & ''[[Film/IronMan2 2]]'', ''Film/IronMan2'', ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' and most prominently ''Film/TheAvengers2012''. When Tony Stark is on board the Helicarrier bridge looks at Fury's computer on either side of his station and covers one eye:



** In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' Fury even [[spoiler:weaponizes this trope by storing the retinal data for his bad eye in the SHIELD systems in case his primary clearance is revoked.]]

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** In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' Fury even [[spoiler:weaponizes this trope by storing the retinal data for his bad eye in the SHIELD S.H.I.E.L.D. systems in case his primary clearance is revoked.]]



* [[DoNotCallMePaul Johnny Five]] dons an eyepatch of sorts [[spoiler: it's actually his nonfunctional eye being held in place and covered by electrical tape]] during the third act of ''Film/ShortCircuit'' 2. Its reveal marks a second mood shift in the film and begins his RoaringRampageOfRevenge.

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* [[DoNotCallMePaul Johnny Five]] dons an eyepatch of sorts [[spoiler: it's actually his nonfunctional eye being held in place and covered by electrical tape]] during the third act of ''Film/ShortCircuit'' 2.''Film/ShortCircuit 2''. Its reveal marks a second mood shift in the film and begins his RoaringRampageOfRevenge.



* Donar Vadderung in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', has one of these, as well [[spoiler: an incredible amount of power]]. Unsurprising, since he's [[spoiler: Odin]].

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* Donar Vadderung in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' has one of these, as well [[spoiler: an incredible amount of power]]. Unsurprising, since he's [[spoiler: Odin]].



* PosthumousCharacter John Keel in ''Discworld/NightWatch'' - [[TheObiWan the guy who taught Sam Vimes everything he knows]]. Vimes has to act briefly as his one-eyed mentor to establish a StableTimeLoop - however, he's no more badass than he normally is, which is still pretty damn badass.
* ''ForgottenRealms'' antagonist/antihero [[http://forgottenrealms.wikia.com/wiki/Jarlaxle Jarlaxle]] has two good eyes, but sports a magical eyepatch with powers including including x-ray vision and protection against psionics, depending on which eye the patch covers. Jarlaxle [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking leads]] a prestigious mercenary company and is something of a MagnificentBastard, glorying in chaos and favored by the drow's evil spider goddess.
* Titular character Hawk of Simon R. Green's ''HawkAndFisher'' fantasy-mystery series has an eyepatch over one eye, as well as several scars along his face. Unusually enough, he does have depth perception problems, at least to the point where he prefers to fight with a short-handled axe rather than a sword. He's almost over-the-top in levels of 'experienced badass combatant', though, even with this handicap. How Hawk lost his eye is [[spoiler: revealed in ''Beyond the Blue Moon'', which confirms that Hawk is Prince Rupert from Blue Moon Rising where he lost the eye in battle against a BigBad.]]

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* PosthumousCharacter John Keel in ''Discworld/NightWatch'' - [[TheObiWan ''Discworld/NightWatch''--[[TheObiWan the guy who taught Sam Vimes everything he knows]]. Vimes has to act briefly as his one-eyed mentor to establish a StableTimeLoop - however, StableTimeLoop--however, he's no more badass than he normally is, which is still pretty damn badass.
* ''ForgottenRealms'' ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' antagonist/antihero [[http://forgottenrealms.wikia.com/wiki/Jarlaxle Jarlaxle]] has two good eyes, but sports a magical eyepatch with powers including including x-ray vision and protection against psionics, depending on which eye the patch covers. Jarlaxle [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking leads]] a prestigious mercenary company and is something of a MagnificentBastard, glorying in chaos and favored by the drow's evil spider goddess.
* Titular character Hawk of Simon R. Green's ''HawkAndFisher'' ''Literature/HawkAndFisher'' fantasy-mystery series has an eyepatch over one eye, as well as several scars along his face. Unusually enough, he does have depth perception problems, at least to the point where he prefers to fight with a short-handled axe rather than a sword. He's almost over-the-top in levels of 'experienced badass combatant', though, even with this handicap. How Hawk lost his eye is [[spoiler: revealed in ''Beyond the Blue Moon'', which confirms that Hawk is Prince Rupert from Blue Moon Rising where he lost the eye in battle against a BigBad.]]



* Captain William Fredrickson from the ''{{Sharpe}}'' series is missing an eye (and his two front teeth). When he enters combat, he removes his eyepatch and false teeth to frighten the enemy.
* Euron Greyjoy from ''ASongOfIceAndFire''. Called the Crow's Eye, Euron is a vicious MagnificentBastard with serious issues. His brother [[KnightTemplar Aeron]], describes Euron's uncovered eye as his "smiling eye" and makes vague, fearful references to [[MagicalEyes what he hides beneath the patch]]. He is captain of the ship "Silence", whose crew is made of mutes and its hull painted red with the blood of Euron's enemies, and it is said that men pray whenever they see his sails.
* Corum in [[Creator/MichaelMoorcock Michael Moorcock's]] novels is given the Eye of the missing god Rhynn to replace his lost eye. This allows him to see into - and summon the assistance of creatures from - other realms whenever he raises his jeweled eyepatch. Later on he has to give (the no-longer missing) Rhynn his eye back, and thereafter wears a conventional eyepatch.

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* Captain William Fredrickson from the ''{{Sharpe}}'' ''Literature/{{Sharpe}}'' series is missing an eye (and his two front teeth). When he enters combat, he removes his eyepatch and false teeth to frighten the enemy.
* Euron Greyjoy from ''ASongOfIceAndFire''.''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. Called the Crow's Eye, Euron is a vicious MagnificentBastard with serious issues. His brother [[KnightTemplar Aeron]], describes Euron's uncovered eye as his "smiling eye" and makes vague, fearful references to [[MagicalEyes what he hides beneath the patch]]. He is captain of the ship "Silence", whose crew is made of mutes and its hull painted red with the blood of Euron's enemies, and it is said that men pray whenever they see his sails.
* Corum in [[Creator/MichaelMoorcock Michael Moorcock's]] Creator/MichaelMoorcock's novels is given the Eye of the missing god Rhynn to replace his lost eye. This allows him to see into - and into--and summon the assistance of creatures from - other from--other realms whenever he raises his jeweled eyepatch. Later on he has to give (the no-longer missing) Rhynn his eye back, and thereafter wears a conventional eyepatch.



* StarWarsExpandedUniverse
** There are three people in the ''Literature/XWingSeries'' who each have a mechanical eye - Booster Terrick, General Edor Crespin, and Ton Phanan. Booster and Phanan each have a [[GlowingEyesOfDoom glowing]] [[RedEyesTakeWarning red]] prosthetic. When [[spoiler: Phanan]] dies [[DiesWideOpen staring at the stars]] and someone closes his real eye, his mechanical one stays powered, [[EyeLightsOut not dimming]]. [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Crespin Crespin]] is said to have got a glossy black prosthetic, but because people found it unnerving he wore a mirrored patch over it. Wedge suspects that he can see through it.
** Baron Soontir Fel acquires an eye patch. When asked why he never replaced it with a prosthetic, he says that the resources can be better used elsewhere and that he's still the [[HandicappedBadass best damn pilot in the Empire]] [[spoiler: of the Hand.]]

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* StarWarsExpandedUniverse
Franchise/StarWarsLegends:
** There are three people in the ''Literature/XWingSeries'' who each have a mechanical eye - Booster eye--Booster Terrick, General Edor Crespin, and Ton Phanan. Booster and Phanan each have a [[GlowingEyesOfDoom glowing]] [[RedEyesTakeWarning red]] prosthetic.prosthesis. When [[spoiler: Phanan]] dies [[DiesWideOpen staring at the stars]] and someone closes his real eye, his mechanical one stays powered, [[EyeLightsOut not dimming]]. [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Crespin Crespin]] is said to have got a glossy black prosthetic, but because people found it unnerving he wore a mirrored patch over it. Wedge suspects that he can see through it.
** Baron Soontir Fel acquires an eye patch. When asked why he never replaced it with a prosthetic, he says that the resources can be better used elsewhere and that he's still the [[HandicappedBadass best damn pilot in the Empire]] [[spoiler: of [[spoiler:of the Hand.]]Hand]].
** ''Literature/StarWarsKenobi'': Tusken Raiders always go masked anyway, but A'Yark only has the use of one eye, so she's jammed a reddish gemstone into the other eyepiece.



* In ''Changeling'' by Creator/RogerZelazny when Mark Marakson is slowly becoming [[TheMagicVersusTechnologyWar a dark lord of high technology in a world of magic]], one of the first things he gets is an implant in his left eye. With a lens that buzzes and changes color adapting to illuminance.

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* In ''Changeling'' by Creator/RogerZelazny Creator/RogerZelazny, when Mark Marakson is slowly becoming [[TheMagicVersusTechnologyWar a dark lord of high technology in a world of magic]], one of the first things he gets is an implant in his left eye. With a lens that buzzes and changes color adapting to illuminance.
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