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16th Sep '16 11:31:56 AM Morgenthaler
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Something covers one of the character's eyes. It might be an eyepatch, [[PeekABangs a particularly concealing haircut]], or a tilted {{hachimaki}}. Whatever it is, and however it came to be, through FashionableAsymmetry it neatly conveys the fact that the wearer is either 1) an experienced combatant or 2) secretly a {{badass}}.

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Something covers one of the character's eyes. It might be an eyepatch, [[PeekABangs a particularly concealing haircut]], or a tilted {{hachimaki}}. Whatever it is, and however it came to be, through FashionableAsymmetry it neatly conveys the fact that the wearer is either 1) an experienced combatant or 2) secretly a {{badass}}.
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* [[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.

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* [[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}} badass in one fight.



* 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.

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* 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}} badass enough already, if this trend continues he'll soon be wearing a longcoat regardless of how anachronistic that might be to the period.



* Deathstroke's daughter Rose, a.k.a. Ravager, [[EyeScream gouged out her own eye]] in an attempt to emulate her father while BrainwashedAndCrazy. She would go on to become one of the most {{Badass}} members of the ComicBook/TeenTitans. And looks smoking hot in her white eyepatch.

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* Deathstroke's daughter Rose, a.k.a. Ravager, [[EyeScream gouged out her own eye]] in an attempt to emulate her father while BrainwashedAndCrazy. She would go on to become one of the most {{Badass}} badass members of the ComicBook/TeenTitans. And looks smoking hot in her white eyepatch.



* Jesse Custer, the {{Badass}} star of ''{{ComicBook/Preacher}}'', acquires an eyepatch towards the end of the series, after his eye is ''bitten out by [[GodIsEvil God]]''.

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* Jesse Custer, the {{Badass}} badass star of ''{{ComicBook/Preacher}}'', acquires an eyepatch towards the end of the series, after his eye is ''bitten out by [[GodIsEvil God]]''.



* Maj. Bludd has one of these by default in every incarnation of ''GIJoe'' he appears in, but in the comic Billy eventually acquires one as well, cementing his status as a {{Badass}}.

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* Maj. Bludd has one of these by default in every incarnation of ''GIJoe'' he appears in, but in the comic Billy eventually acquires one as well, cementing his status as a {{Badass}}.badass.



* While he's soft-spoken by nature and aphasic by condition, Leo from ''ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}'' does come off as {{badass}} at times.

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* While he's soft-spoken by nature and aphasic by condition, Leo from ''ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}'' does come off as {{badass}} badass at times.



** Uno is introduced with just one eye, later on he starts wearing an eyepatch with a scary eye painted on it. While he IS a {{badass}} he more of a drill sergeant.

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** Uno is introduced with just one eye, later on he starts wearing an eyepatch with a scary eye painted on it. While he IS a {{badass}} badass he more of a drill sergeant.



* Bagley Brown Jr., the lead character in the children's novel ''Literature/TheWainscottWeasel'', sports an eyepatch [[spoiler:as the result of losing an eye to a bird attack when he was a child]]. His troubles with depth perception are accurately mentioned, and he definitely meets his {{badass}} quota by [[spoiler:doing most of the work in hauling off an osprey's nest from the top of a telephone pole]].

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* Bagley Brown Jr., the lead character in the children's novel ''Literature/TheWainscottWeasel'', sports an eyepatch [[spoiler:as the result of losing an eye to a bird attack when he was a child]]. His troubles with depth perception are accurately mentioned, and he definitely meets his {{badass}} badass quota by [[spoiler:doing most of the work in hauling off an osprey's nest from the top of a telephone pole]].



* Jurand in ''Literature/TheKnightsOfTheCross'', of an experienced combatant variety (also, {{Badass}}). [[spoiler: Later on he loses the other eye, along with some other body parts, thanks to the vengeful villains]].

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* Jurand in ''Literature/TheKnightsOfTheCross'', of an experienced combatant variety (also, {{Badass}}).badass). [[spoiler: Later on he loses the other eye, along with some other body parts, thanks to the vengeful villains]].



* In the pilot for ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', [[spoiler: Lawrence Dobson gets his eye shot out by Mal. Though he survives, he harbors a massive grudge in the tie-in comic ''Those Left Behind'', and, as a nifty bonus, he gets a ''seriously'' mean-looking cybernetic eye implant grafted onto the side of his head.]] This goes hand-in-hand with his boosted {{badass}}ness by that point. [[spoiler: Then subverted, as Mal ends up shooting him in the ''other'' eye (and a few dozen other places).]]

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* In the pilot for ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', [[spoiler: Lawrence Dobson gets his eye shot out by Mal. Though he survives, he harbors a massive grudge in the tie-in comic ''Those Left Behind'', and, as a nifty bonus, he gets a ''seriously'' mean-looking cybernetic eye implant grafted onto the side of his head.]] This goes hand-in-hand with his boosted {{badass}}ness badassness by that point. [[spoiler: Then subverted, as Mal ends up shooting him in the ''other'' eye (and a few dozen other places).]]



* [[spoiler: Xander]] from ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' got considerably more {{Badass}} after [[spoiler: Caleb takes out his eye during Season 7]]. This too subverts the "no lost depth perception" by having him state that he now has to renew his driver's license every year, due to his loss in depth perception.

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* [[spoiler: Xander]] from ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' got considerably more {{Badass}} badass after [[spoiler: Caleb takes out his eye during Season 7]]. This too subverts the "no lost depth perception" by having him state that he now has to renew his driver's license every year, due to his loss in depth perception.



** {{Badass}} [[SNKBoss Rugal Bernstein]], rocking the glowing red eye version. Double points for having lost that eye to the next game boss [[SNKBoss Goenitz]] back when both were younger. [[spoiler: For worse, ''he'' is the reason why Heidern is wearing his own 'patch... and why he lost his first unit and his family.]]

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** {{Badass}} Badass [[SNKBoss Rugal Bernstein]], rocking the glowing red eye version. Double points for having lost that eye to the next game boss [[SNKBoss Goenitz]] back when both were younger. [[spoiler: For worse, ''he'' is the reason why Heidern is wearing his own 'patch... and why he lost his first unit and his family.]]



* Zato-1 from ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' is blind and blindfolded (his name is a homage to [[HandicappedBadass blind swordsman]] Zatoichi). He's supposedly able to access better senses than with his eyes, which probably means that his shadow, the sentient bioweapon Eddie, sees for him. He ''is'' reasonably {{Badass}}...[[spoiler: for a dead guy (though Eddie's also pretty badass itself.]]

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* Zato-1 from ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' is blind and blindfolded (his name is a homage to [[HandicappedBadass blind swordsman]] Zatoichi). He's supposedly able to access better senses than with his eyes, which probably means that his shadow, the sentient bioweapon Eddie, sees for him. He ''is'' reasonably {{Badass}}...badass...[[spoiler: for a dead guy (though Eddie's also pretty badass itself.]]



* In ''VideoGame/SplinterCellConviction'', the imagery is evoked with both the co-op player characters rendered in the loading screen with their sonar goggles only covering one eye. This also applies to [[spoiler: the enemy Splinter Cells.]] Appropriately, the latter are EliteMooks. However, the biggest {{Badass}}, protagonist Sam Fisher, wears his goggles covering both eyes.

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* In ''VideoGame/SplinterCellConviction'', the imagery is evoked with both the co-op player characters rendered in the loading screen with their sonar goggles only covering one eye. This also applies to [[spoiler: the enemy Splinter Cells.]] Appropriately, the latter are EliteMooks. However, the biggest {{Badass}}, badass, protagonist Sam Fisher, wears his goggles covering both eyes.



* In ''Webcomic/ItsWalky'', Penny Worthington was ''double'' the {{Badass}} for wearing the eyepatch she took from her predecessor, Dargon Chesterfield, after assassinating him.

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* In ''Webcomic/ItsWalky'', Penny Worthington was ''double'' the {{Badass}} badass for wearing the eyepatch she took from her predecessor, Dargon Chesterfield, after assassinating him.



* Paul Smith of ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'' has an eyepatch, having lost one eye after a freak barbecue accident (no, seriously). He is shown to be a more than competent fighter, being (as of the end of the 2007 school year) the second best fighter in the school and certainly something of a {{Badass}}.

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* Paul Smith of ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'' has an eyepatch, having lost one eye after a freak barbecue accident (no, seriously). He is shown to be a more than competent fighter, being (as of the end of the 2007 school year) the second best fighter in the school and certainly something of a {{Badass}}.badass.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' gives us resident {{Badass}}, Hoss Delgado. Complete with SwissArmyAppendage.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' gives us resident {{Badass}}, badass, Hoss Delgado. Complete with SwissArmyAppendage.



* In ''WesternAnimation/StreetSharks'', big bad villain Dr. Paradigm wears an eyepatch for no explained reason. He starts off the show as an implied college lecturer. It's somewhat {{Badass}} in context.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/StreetSharks'', big bad villain Dr. Paradigm wears an eyepatch for no explained reason. He starts off the show as an implied college lecturer. It's somewhat {{Badass}} badass in context.



** While villain Maj. Bludd's ''actual'' status as a {{Badass}} is more than a little questionable on the show, the patch at least made him ''look'' suitably badass. His ''Renegades'' incarnation, however, has ''more'' than earned his badass cred (and likely the eyepatch itself) in his debut episode.

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** While villain Maj. Bludd's ''actual'' status as a {{Badass}} badass is more than a little questionable on the show, the patch at least made him ''look'' suitably badass. His ''Renegades'' incarnation, however, has ''more'' than earned his badass cred (and likely the eyepatch itself) in his debut episode.



* Xiahou Dun, a Chinese general serving under Cao Cao during the late Eastern Han Dynasty. Reputedly, he was such a {{Badass}} that, when an arrow shot him in the eye, he plucked it out and ''[[EyeScream swallowed it to instill fear in his enemies.]]'' In most literary and pop culture depictions of him (read: ''RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms''), he's wearing either an eyepatch or a bandanna around his eye.

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* Xiahou Dun, a Chinese general serving under Cao Cao during the late Eastern Han Dynasty. Reputedly, he was such a {{Badass}} badass that, when an arrow shot him in the eye, he plucked it out and ''[[EyeScream swallowed it to instill fear in his enemies.]]'' In most literary and pop culture depictions of him (read: ''RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms''), ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms''), he's wearing either an eyepatch or a bandanna around his eye.
16th Sep '16 11:29:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* Xinjao O'Reilly in ''TechInfantry'' wears one after being tortured by having a soldering iron thrust into one eye. This also comes shortly after he TookALevelInBadass and went from comic-relief engineer with a PornStash to resourceful leader of a guerrilla band of engineers and admiral of his own private mercenary space fleet.

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* Xinjao O'Reilly in ''TechInfantry'' ''TabletopGame/TechInfantry'' wears one after being tortured by having a soldering iron thrust into one eye. This also comes shortly after he TookALevelInBadass and went from comic-relief engineer with a PornStash to resourceful leader of a guerrilla band of engineers and admiral of his own private mercenary space fleet.
14th Sep '16 1:41:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/BlackMoonChronicles'': [[TheStarscream Frater Sinister]] has his eye gouged out by the dragonlord he was allied with when his insurrection against the emperor falls apart, and has to wear a black eyepatch from then on as he openly joins the forces of evil.
13th Sep '16 2:00:16 PM GlitteringFlowers
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** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates's'' Niles is a very cynical AntiHero, and wears a rather cool blue eyepatch with a star on it. It's also possible to give the Avatar one, no matter the build or gender this time. There's also the 'Cross Eyepatch' accessory one can buy and give to anyone in the party, but in this case it's simply for RuleOfCool rather than necessity.

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** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates's'' Niles is a very cynical AntiHero, and wears a rather cool blue eyepatch with a star on it. It's also possible to give the Avatar one, whether in white or in black, no matter the build or gender this time. There's also the 'Cross Eyepatch' accessory one can buy and give to anyone in the party, but in this case it's simply for RuleOfCool rather than necessity.
5th Sep '16 8:25:28 PM thatother1dude
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* The title character of ''WesternAnimation/KuboAndTheTwoStrings''.

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* The title character of ''WesternAnimation/KuboAndTheTwoStrings''.''WesternAnimation/KuboAndTheTwoStrings'' has worn an eyepatch since ''infancy'' because his grandfather [[EyeScream tore one eye out]] and is coming for the other. [[BadassAdorable He's certainly not one to be trifled with]], but a [[KidHero twelve year old]] with an eyepatch is still a bit disconcerting, which probably why it's usually [[PeekABangs covered by his hair]].
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.
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