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* Ishgardians in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' are trained to target the eyes of their mortal enemies [[OurDragonsAreDifferent the Dravanians]]. A dragon's MagicEyes are the source of their power and longevity, so it is one of the sure-fire ways of killing a dragon.
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* In ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'', Kaneki is told that even [[OurGhoulsAreDifferent ghouls]] are vulnerable to eye injuries......which Yamori promptly demonstrates by stabbing a needle into his eye. He keeps this lesson in mind, and later jabs for [[LightningBruiser Shachi]]'s eyes when normal attacks don't seem to work. Shachi [[SubvertedTrope anticipates this]] and counters by smashing his forehead into Kaneki's fingers, breaking them in the process. In the sequel, [[LadyOfWar Matsumae]] is defeated when a clever opponent shoves his fingers into her eyes, blinding her.
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Although it [[IThoughtItMeant might sound like it]], EyesAreUnbreakable is not an {{inver|tedtrope}}sion of this trope.

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Although it [[IThoughtItMeant [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant might sound like it]], EyesAreUnbreakable is not an {{inver|tedtrope}}sion of this trope.



* ''{{Manga/Bleach}}'': Kenpachi Zaraki [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this trope during his fight with Nnoitra Gilga. [[spoiler:The trope itself, however, ends up being {{subverted}}. Kenpachi fails to cut Nnoitra's eye (his blade passes harmlessly through Nnoitra's [[TorsoWithAView hollow hole]] which is hidden behind his EyepatchOfPower). Also, in the end, Kenpachi manages to get through Nnoitra's [[MadeOfIron Hierro]] by other means]].

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* ''{{Manga/Bleach}}'': Kenpachi Zaraki [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] {{lampshade|Hanging}}s this trope during his fight with Nnoitra Gilga. [[spoiler:The trope itself, however, ends up being {{subverted}}.{{subverted|Trope}}. Kenpachi fails to cut Nnoitra's eye (his blade passes harmlessly through Nnoitra's [[TorsoWithAView hollow hole]] which is hidden behind his EyepatchOfPower). Also, in the end, Kenpachi manages to get through Nnoitra's [[MadeOfIron Hierro]] by other means]].means.]]



* Clementine, in true psycho fashion, tries this in her attempt to finish off Ainz in their duel in ''LightNovel/{{Overlord}}''. Unfortunately for her, Ainz is a lich disguised as a warrior, and there are no eyes there to stab out.

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* Clementine, in true psycho fashion, tries this in her attempt to finish off Ainz in their duel in ''LightNovel/{{Overlord}}''.''LightNovel/{{Overlord|2012}}''. Unfortunately for her, Ainz is a lich disguised as a warrior, and there are no eyes there to stab out.



* In one crossover, ComicBook/SilverSable stopped ComicBook/LukeCageHeroForHire by knocking him to the ground and aiming a gun at his eye, saying that she was willing to bet that his eye wasn't as bulletproof as the rest of him.

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* In one crossover, ComicBook/SilverSable stopped ComicBook/LukeCageHeroForHire ComicBook/{{Luke Cage|HeroForHire}} by knocking him to the ground and aiming a gun at his eye, saying that she was willing to bet that his eye wasn't as bulletproof as the rest of him.



* In ''Fanfic/TiberiumWars'', the PowerArmor-wearing Black Hand soldiers are ImmuneToBullets, except for their optics. The [[HumongousMecha Avatars]] have a similar weakness.

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* In ''Fanfic/TiberiumWars'', the PowerArmor-wearing PoweredArmor-wearing Black Hand soldiers are ImmuneToBullets, except for their optics. The [[HumongousMecha Avatars]] have a similar weakness.



* The TropeNamer is Harry Hamlin of the original ''ClashOfTheTitans'', who instructs this of his mechanical owl Bubo.
* Subverted in ''Film/SupermanReturns'': as always, ShootingSuperman fails.

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* The TropeNamer {{Trope Namer|s}} is Harry Hamlin of the original ''ClashOfTheTitans'', ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans'', who instructs this of his mechanical owl Bubo.
* Subverted in ''Film/SupermanReturns'': as always, ShootingSuperman fails. Played straight when the scene is parodied in ''[[Creator/SeltzerAndFriedberg Epic Movie]].''



* ''Film/KillBill'': This is how The Bride defeated [[spoiler: Elle Driver, who had bad luck when it came to this trope.]]

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* ''Film/KillBill'': This is how The Bride defeated [[spoiler: Elle Driver, who had bad luck when it came to this trope.]]trope]].



* What the human snipers do exactly against several Decepticons in ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon'' during the climatic battle in Chicago, allowing [[BadassArmy NEST]] to take down a couple of them without Autobot aid. It's not just the Decepticon mooks that fall victim to this. [[TropeNamer Star]][[TheStarscream scream]] is killed by having his eyes taken out and a grenade dropped inside his head through one of his now-empty eyesockets.

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* What the human snipers do exactly against several Decepticons in ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon'' during the climatic battle in Chicago, allowing [[BadassArmy NEST]] to take down a couple of them without Autobot aid. It's not just the Decepticon mooks that fall victim to this. [[TropeNamer Star]][[TheStarscream scream]] [[TheStarscream Starscream]] is killed by having his eyes taken out and a grenade dropped inside his head through one of his now-empty eyesockets.






** The eyes are a [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragon's weak point]]. In the fourth book, Viktor Krum distracts the dragon he needs to steal an egg from by hitting it with a curse in the eye. It doesn't entirely help, though; the dragon is blinded, but tramples some of its own eggs in its agony, costing Viktor some points.
** While not a fatal move in itself, Harry is greatly aided at the end of the second book, ''The Chamber of Secrets'', when [[spoiler: the basilisk he is facing gets its eyes plucked out, rendering it unable to use its OneHitKill ([[UnblockableAttack and even still petrifying when reflected]]) gaze.]]
* ''[[Literature/EndersGame Ender's Game]]'': [[spoiler:How Ender finally gets past the Giant's Drink in the fantasy game.]] This is homaged in ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing''. [[spoiler:The Giant now wears a steel-reinforced eyepatch.]]
* In ''[[TheChroniclesOfNarnia A Horse and his Boy]]'', the Hermit (remotely watching a battle) observes that one of the Narnian Giants is down, "shot through the eye, I suppose."
* ''[[{{Discworld/TheColourOfMagic}} The Colour of Magic]]'': Did this to [[spoiler: Bel-Shamharoth]] just before it could devour Rincewind, the camera that Rincewind was holding flashed into its giant eye causing enough pain for it to retreat to the chthonic planes.

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** The eyes are a [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragon's weak point]]. In [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire the fourth book, book]], Viktor Krum distracts the dragon he needs to steal an egg from by hitting it with a curse in the eye. It doesn't entirely help, though; the dragon is blinded, but tramples some of its own eggs in its agony, costing Viktor some points.
** While not a fatal move in itself, Harry is greatly aided at the end of [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets the second book, ''The Chamber of Secrets'', book]], when [[spoiler: the basilisk he is facing gets its eyes plucked out, rendering it unable to use its OneHitKill ([[UnblockableAttack and even still petrifying when reflected]]) gaze.]]
gaze]].
* ''[[Literature/EndersGame Ender's Game]]'': [[spoiler:How Ender finally gets past the Giant's Drink in the fantasy game.]] game]]. This is homaged in ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing''. [[spoiler:The Giant now wears a steel-reinforced eyepatch.]]
* In ''[[TheChroniclesOfNarnia A Horse and his Boy]]'', ''Literature/TheHorseAndHisBoy'', the Hermit (remotely watching a battle) observes that one of the Narnian Giants is down, "shot through the eye, I suppose."
* ''[[{{Discworld/TheColourOfMagic}} The Colour of Magic]]'': ''Discworld/TheColourOfMagic'': Did this to [[spoiler: Bel-Shamharoth]] just before it could devour Rincewind, the camera that Rincewind was holding flashed into its giant eye causing enough pain for it to retreat to the chthonic planes.



* Similar to the Real Life spitting cobra example below, Pip of Creator/AlanDeanFoster's [[HumanxCommonwealth Pip and Flinx]] novels prefers to aim at the eyes for her one-hit kill venom.

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* Similar to the Real Life spitting cobra example below, Pip of Creator/AlanDeanFoster's [[HumanxCommonwealth [[Literature/HumanxCommonwealth Pip and Flinx]] novels prefers to aim at the eyes for her one-hit kill venom.



* In ''TheWarOfTheFlowers'' the preferred goblin method of killing dragons is to shoot them in the eyes with poisoned arrows.
* The only way to reliably take down a Mûmakil in the ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' was to aim for their eyes. The skin of the great elephant ancestor was thick and extremely tough, deflecting arrows and blunting swords.

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* In ''TheWarOfTheFlowers'' ''Literature/TheWarOfTheFlowers'' the preferred goblin method of killing dragons is to shoot them in the eyes with poisoned arrows.
* The only way to reliably take down a Mûmakil in the ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' was to aim for their eyes. The skin of the great elephant ancestor was thick and extremely tough, deflecting arrows and blunting swords.



* Despite being primarily a video game trope nowadays, this is actually OlderThanFeudalism. How does [[Myth/GreekMythology Odysseus]] defeat the Cyclops Polyphemos? By shoving a burning stick in his eye.

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* Despite being primarily a video game trope nowadays, this is actually OlderThanFeudalism. How does [[Myth/GreekMythology [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Odysseus]] defeat the Cyclops Polyphemos? By shoving a burning stick in his eye.



* In several (though not all) editions of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', beholders are among the few monsters with special-case rules for targeting individual body parts -- which in their case means their various eyes that are both more vulnerable than the main body and thanks to [[EyeBeam the varied magical effects they generate]] also the primary reason why what's otherwise a slowly floating big ball with a mouth is actually a major ''threat''.

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* In several (though not all) editions of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', beholders are among the few monsters with special-case rules for targeting individual body parts -- which in their case means their various eyes that are both more vulnerable than the main body and thanks to [[EyeBeam [[EyeBeams the varied magical effects they generate]] also the primary reason why what's otherwise a slowly floating big ball with a mouth is actually a major ''threat''.



* Minsc from ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'' has this in one of his attack quotes- he orders his ''pet miniature giant space hamster'' to, [[TropeNamer well....]]

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* Minsc from ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'' has this in one of his attack quotes- he orders his ''pet miniature giant space hamster'' to, [[TropeNamer [[TropeNamers well....]]



** Gohma shows up again in ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors''. Guess which strategy you have to use to defeat it? [[spoiler: This game's version of Ganon also gains properties of every giant boss execpt The Imprisioned, and as part of the package gains Gohma's eye on his gauntlet. Again, you have to strike it to beat him. ]]

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** Gohma shows up again in ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors''. Guess which strategy you have to use to defeat it? [[spoiler: This game's version of Ganon also gains properties of every giant boss execpt except The Imprisioned, and as part of the package gains Gohma's eye on his gauntlet. Again, you have to strike it to beat him. ]]



** ''Metroid Zero Mission'' has Mother Brain sporting both EyeBeams and the eye weakness.
* The Cyclops in ''VideoGame/GodOfWar 2'', although rather than being shot, the eye is ripped out as a FinishingMove.

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** ''Metroid Zero Mission'' ''VideoGame/MetroidZeroMission'' has Mother Brain sporting both EyeBeams and the eye weakness.
* The Cyclops in ''VideoGame/GodOfWar 2'', ''VideoGame/GodOfWarII'', although rather than being shot, the eye is ripped out as a FinishingMove.



** The end boss Gene Worm. The boss itself is invulnerable but hitting the eyes makes the boss' belly open and briefly reveal the only vulnerable area, accompanied by the boss teleporting in a {{Mook}} to keep the attacker occupied while regenerating its eyes. While blind, the boss is unable to attack but blindly thrashes around.
** The earlier Pit Worm PuzzleBoss had this trope as well; while not actually inflicting any damage, shooting it in the eye causes the worm to shriek in pain and protectively cover the eye for a moment, making it unable to use its EyeBeam for a short while.
* The Yellow Devil and its different incarnations in the ''VideoGame/MegaMan'' series. There are also a huge number of minibosses and fortress bosses that can only be damaged in the eyes (if they lack a glowing spot).

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** The end boss Gene Worm. The boss itself is invulnerable but hitting the eyes makes the boss' belly open and briefly reveal the only vulnerable area, accompanied by the boss teleporting in a {{Mook}} {{Mook|s}} to keep the attacker occupied while regenerating its eyes. While blind, the boss is unable to attack but blindly thrashes around.
** The earlier Pit Worm PuzzleBoss had this trope as well; while not actually inflicting any damage, shooting it in the eye causes the worm to shriek in pain and protectively cover the eye for a moment, making it unable to use its EyeBeam {{Eye Beam|s}} for a short while.
* The Yellow Devil and its different incarnations in the ''VideoGame/MegaMan'' ''Franchise/MegaMan'' series. There are also a huge number of minibosses and fortress bosses that can only be damaged in the eyes (if they lack a glowing spot).



** A miniboss, Nipper, is a GiantEnemyCrab, and you defeat it by attacking its [[GoForTheEye weak point]], for massive damage.
** Lord Woo Fak Fak in ''Banjo Tooie'', once he's opened his eyes (apparently his eyelids are grenade-proof).

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** A miniboss, Nipper, is a GiantEnemyCrab, and you defeat it by attacking its [[GoForTheEye weak point]], point, for massive damage.
** Lord Woo Fak Fak in ''Banjo Tooie'', ''Banjo-Tooie'', once he's opened his eyes (apparently his eyelids are grenade-proof).



* A variation is played in several Mario games:

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* A variation is played in several Mario ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' games:



** ''[[VideoGame/MarioKart Mario Kart DS]]'' has the same hands as one of the bosses in mission mode and just like in ''Super Mario 64'', you can't damage the eyes unless they're open.

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** ''[[VideoGame/MarioKart Mario Kart DS]]'' ''VideoGame/MarioKartDS'' has the same hands as one of the bosses in mission mode and just like in ''Super Mario 64'', you can't damage the eyes unless they're open.



** A character in VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas claims to have [[BeyondTheImpossible done the impossible]] and shot a Brotherhood of Steel Paladin through the eye hole of their PowerArmor. If you've met the Brotherhood and gotten in their good books you can challenge these BlatantLies by pointing out that their eye protection is bullet proof. He also claims to have killed a Deathclaw (misidentified as "Deathjaw") this way, earning him the nickname "Dead Eye". As with ''3'', however, it's not actually possible to target the eyes.
* The final boss from ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' is an extremely odd creature with eyes on its articulated limbs. While you do have to shoot it to keep the fight moving, you kill it with the staple Resident Evil anti-boss weapon: a rocket launcher.
** Not to mention the fact that if you do shoot the eyes on the limbs, it gives you the opportunity to shove your ubiquitous knife into its main eye. ''Repeatedly.''

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** A character in VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' claims to have [[BeyondTheImpossible done the impossible]] and shot a Brotherhood of Steel Paladin through the eye hole of their PowerArmor.PoweredArmor. If you've met the Brotherhood and gotten in their good books you can challenge these BlatantLies by pointing out that their eye protection is bullet proof. He also claims to have killed a Deathclaw (misidentified as "Deathjaw") this way, earning him the nickname "Dead Eye". As with ''3'', however, it's not actually possible to target the eyes.
* ''Franchise/ResidentEvil''
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The final boss from ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' is an extremely odd creature with eyes on its articulated limbs. While you do have to shoot it to keep the fight moving, you kill it with the staple Resident Evil anti-boss weapon: a rocket launcher.
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launcher. Not to mention the fact that if you do shoot the eyes on the limbs, it gives you the opportunity to shove your ubiquitous knife into its main eye. ''Repeatedly.''



** Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow has the demon boss Balore, who protects his eye with his right hand while trying to punch/squash Soma with his left. The only vulnerable spot is the eye, which also occasionally fires a laser.

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** ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaChroniclesOfSorrow Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow Sorrow]]'' has the demon boss Balore, who protects his eye with his right hand while trying to punch/squash Soma with his left. The only vulnerable spot is the eye, which also occasionally fires a laser.



** In ''[[SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]] [[SonicStorybookSeries and the Secret Rings]]'', one of the bosses is an enormous, purple scorpion with four eyes (two on its tails, one on its back, and another [[{{Squick}} in its mouth]]). Of course, Sonic must use the Homing Attack on the scorpion's eyes to defeat it.

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** In ''[[SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]] [[SonicStorybookSeries ''[[VideoGame/SonicStorybookSeries Sonic and the Secret Rings]]'', one of the bosses is an enormous, purple scorpion with four eyes (two on its tails, one on its back, and another [[{{Squick}} in its mouth]]). Of course, Sonic must use the Homing Attack on the scorpion's eyes to defeat it.



** Finally, [[spoiler:Dark Gaia]] in ''SonicUnleashed''.

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** Finally, [[spoiler:Dark Gaia]] in ''SonicUnleashed''.''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed''.



* The [[GiantEnemyCrab King Crabber]] boss in ''[[SummonNight Summon Night Swordcraft Story]]'', whose only weak points are its eye stalks.

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* The [[GiantEnemyCrab King Crabber]] boss in ''[[SummonNight ''[[VideoGame/SummonNight Summon Night Swordcraft Story]]'', whose only weak points are its eye stalks.



* In ''VideoGame/{{World of Warcraft}}'', one of the final bosses of the old world was the EYE of Eldrich Abombination Cthun. Merely defeating Cthun's eye was for a long time considered more difficult and hardcore than any of the raids that followed it.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{World of Warcraft}}'', one of the final bosses of the old world was the EYE of Eldrich Abombination EldritchAbomination Cthun. Merely defeating Cthun's eye was for a long time considered more difficult and hardcore than any of the raids that followed it.



* This is the most obvious weak spot on the final form of Dark Mind from ''VideoGame/KirbyAndTheAmazingMirror''. However, you can actually cause more damage by attacking the mirrors it periodically summons for attacks, as they lack MercyInvincibility.

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* ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}''
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This is the most obvious weak spot on the final form of Dark Mind from ''VideoGame/KirbyAndTheAmazingMirror''. However, you can actually cause more damage by attacking the mirrors it periodically summons for attacks, as they lack MercyInvincibility.



* In ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts1'', the [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Cave of Wonders]] gets possessed, and the only spot you can hit and do actual damage is its eyes.

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* In ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts1'', ''VideoGame/{{Kingdom Hearts|I}}'', the [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Cave of Wonders]] gets possessed, and the only spot you can hit and do actual damage is its eyes.



* ''[[VideoGame/GhostbustersTheVideoGame Ghostbusters 2009]]'' does this at least twice. The first time is with the Collector (and it's a VERY SMALL eye), and the second is the Juvenile Slor. The JS is a ''double'' example, as you must slime the single eyeball on its head ''and'' contend with the four orbiting "eyes" which threaten you and the others. Naturally there are about a hundred eye-puns throughout.
* The Sega Genesis game does this a few times, too. There's a One-Hundred-Eye Centipede, which is nothing but eyes, and a floating egg with an eye/mouth (!) that can shoot lasers.

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* ''[[VideoGame/GhostbustersTheVideoGame Ghostbusters 2009]]'' does this at least twice. The first time is with the Collector (and it's a VERY SMALL eye), and the second is the Juvenile Slor. The JS is a ''double'' example, as you must slime the single eyeball on its head ''and'' contend with the four orbiting "eyes" which threaten you and the others. Naturally there are about a hundred eye-puns throughout.
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throughout. The Sega Genesis game does this a few times, too. There's a One-Hundred-Eye Centipede, which is nothing but eyes, and a floating egg with an eye/mouth (!) that can shoot lasers.



* This is how you have to defeat the [[GiantEyeOfDoom Eyebot]] in ''HeavyWeapon'', by attacking the eye when it is open.
* In ''VideoGame/{{La-Mulana}}'', Viy is only vulnerable when the lid of his eye opens, which is also when he can unleash his most powerful attack.

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* This is how you have to defeat the [[GiantEyeOfDoom Eyebot]] in ''HeavyWeapon'', ''VideoGame/HeavyWeapon'', by attacking the eye when it is open.
* In ''VideoGame/{{La-Mulana}}'', ''VideoGame/LaMulana'', Viy is only vulnerable when the lid of his eye opens, which is also when he can unleash his most powerful attack.



* The [[http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs41/f/2009/026/f/b/World_holding_up_the_Atlas_by_simplejay.jpg Atlas]] Assault [[HumongousMecha Battlemech]] in ''MechWarrior 4'' has the cockpit occupying only one eye (with a [[EyeBeams laser cannon in the other]]. Trying to [[SnipingTheCockpit kill the pilot]] requires you to try and core through the eye armor with your weapons. In several games, the [[GlowingEyesOfDoom eyes also glow]] a [[RedEyesTakeWarning bright red color]].

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* The [[http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs41/f/2009/026/f/b/World_holding_up_the_Atlas_by_simplejay.jpg Atlas]] Assault [[HumongousMecha Battlemech]] in ''MechWarrior ''VideoGame/MechWarrior 4'' has the cockpit occupying only one eye (with a [[EyeBeams laser cannon in the other]]. Trying to [[SnipingTheCockpit kill the pilot]] requires you to try and core through the eye armor with your weapons. In several games, the [[GlowingEyesOfDoom eyes also glow]] a [[RedEyesTakeWarning bright red color]].



** [[AvertedTrope Averted]] and [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in [[http://sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/091207 this]] one. And then played straight immediately after.
* {{Lampshaded}} in ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'', when a human sniper hits the massively exposed eyeball of Ebbirnoth, member of a cyclopean species called Unioc. BizarreAlienBiology proves him wrong, as the Unioc eyeball is ''just'' an eye, and although the attack blinds Ebbirnoth (and probably hurts ''a lot''), it has less effect on him than an attack in a similar location would have done to a human (Unioc brains are located in their pelvis). Later played straight when the sniper tries to shoot Schlock, whose eyes really ''are'' his only vulnerable point.

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** [[AvertedTrope Averted]] and [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in [[http://sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/091207 this]] one. And then played straight immediately after.
* {{Lampshaded}} {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'', when a human sniper hits the massively exposed eyeball of Ebbirnoth, member of a cyclopean species called Unioc. BizarreAlienBiology proves him wrong, as the Unioc eyeball is ''just'' an eye, and although the attack blinds Ebbirnoth (and probably hurts ''a lot''), it has less effect on him than an attack in a similar location would have done to a human (Unioc brains are located in their pelvis). Later played straight when the sniper tries to shoot Schlock, whose eyes really ''are'' his only vulnerable point.



** "Lucky" lance hits to the head during cavalry charges or jousting tournaments could also go through the visor and the eye at times; the results were not pretty. Just ask [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_II_of_France king Henry II of France#Death]].

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** "Lucky" lance hits to the head during cavalry charges or jousting tournaments could also go through the visor and the eye at times; the results were not pretty. Just ask [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_II_of_France king org/wiki/Henry_II_of_France#Death King Henry II of France#Death]].II.]]



* Several surfers and swimmers attacked by sharks have managed to get away after landing a lucky punch in their eye.
** In fact, this is exactly what you have to do in order to repel a shark: punch it in the eye or the gills (which is like punching a person in the throat). Punching a shark in the nose will simply make it angry.

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* Several surfers and swimmers attacked by sharks have managed to get away after landing a lucky punch in their eye.
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eye. In fact, this is exactly what you have to do in order to repel a shark: punch it in the eye or the gills (which is like punching a person in the throat). Punching a shark in the nose will simply make it angry.



* Many advanced weapons systems, from long-range artillery to guided missiles, can be rendered useless if their radar guidance system is disabled. During WorldWarII, more than a few warships were rendered blind and unable to effectively return fire when a lucky hit took out their radar.

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* Many advanced weapons systems, from long-range artillery to guided missiles, can be rendered useless if their radar guidance system is disabled. During WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, more than a few warships were rendered blind and unable to effectively return fire when a lucky hit took out their radar.
25th Mar '16 6:01:33 PM JackG
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* ''Film/{{Hulk}}''. Glenn Talbot wants a sample of the Hulk's DNA, but the drills won't penetrate his skin. So Talbot gets his mooks to trap the Hulk in sticky foam and prepares to jab a nasty-looking drill-syringe in the Hulk's eye.
-->'''Talbot:''' [[ThisWontHurtABit This might give you a bit of a sting here, Bruce.]]

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* ''Film/{{Hulk}}''. Glenn Talbot wants a sample of the Hulk's DNA, but the drills won't penetrate his skin. skin. So Talbot gets his mooks to trap the Hulk in sticky foam and prepares to jab a nasty-looking drill-syringe in the Hulk's eye.
-->'''Talbot:''' [[ThisWontHurtABit [[YouWontFeelAThing This might give you a bit of a sting here, Bruce.]]
25th Mar '16 6:00:23 PM JackG
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* ''Film/{{Hulk}}''. Glenn Talbot wants a sample of the Hulk's DNA, but the drills won't penetrate his skin. So Talbot gets his mooks to trap the Hulk in sticky foam and prepares to jab a nasty-looking drill-syringe in the Hulk's eye.
-->'''Talbot:''' [[ThisWontHurtABit This might give you a bit of a sting here, Bruce.]]
23rd Mar '16 7:43:36 PM benda
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** "Lucky" lance hits to the head during cavalry charges or jousting tournaments could also go through the visor and the eye at times; the results were not pretty. Just ask [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_II_of_France king Henry II of France]].

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** "Lucky" lance hits to the head during cavalry charges or jousting tournaments could also go through the visor and the eye at times; the results were not pretty. Just ask [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_II_of_France king Henry II of France]].France#Death]].
18th Mar '16 1:56:12 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''TheSarahConnorChronicles'' episode "Mr. Ferguson Is Ill Today," when Cameron is [[spoiler:confronting Cromartie]], she aims shotgun slugs at his eyes, and manages to damage him enough to disable him.
* Eye Guy, from ''MightyMorphinPowerRangers''. His only weak spot was the giant eye (his "Main Eye") that made up his face.

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* In ''TheSarahConnorChronicles'' ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' episode "Mr. Ferguson Is Ill Today," when Cameron is [[spoiler:confronting Cromartie]], she aims shotgun slugs at his eyes, and manages to damage him enough to disable him.
* Eye Guy, from ''MightyMorphinPowerRangers''.''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''. His only weak spot was the giant eye (his "Main Eye") that made up his face.
19th Feb '16 2:20:09 PM Dravencour
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* This is one of the better ways that the title cyborg girls from ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'' can be killed due to their extensive cybernetic enhancement. [[spoiler: And they ''know'' it too. One committed suicide this way, another used it in her [[MercyKill mercy death]].]]

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* This is one of the better only ways that the title cyborg girls from ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'' can be killed due to their extensive cybernetic enhancement. [[spoiler: And they ''know'' it too. One committed suicide this way, another used it in her [[MercyKill mercy death]].]]
16th Feb '16 3:21:05 PM WanderingBrowser
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* ''Film/Gunhed'' instructs Brooklyn to "go for the eyes" to defeat the enemy Aerobot, which has three red eyes in a triangular array. Once Brooklyn has shot out all three eyes, Aerobot explodes.
* Deliberately averted in the Alien series of films. Making the Xenomorphs eyeless not only heightened their highly bizarre appearance, but it also removed a ''massive'' weak point that could be targeted when fighting them. You can't go for the eyes if the threat you're facing ''doesn't have any.''

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* ''Film/Gunhed'' ''Film/{{Gunhed}}'' instructs Brooklyn to "go for the eyes" to defeat the enemy Aerobot, which has three red eyes in a triangular array. Once Brooklyn has shot out all three eyes, Aerobot explodes.
* Deliberately averted in the Alien Franchise/{{Alien}} series of films. Making the Xenomorphs eyeless not only heightened their highly bizarre appearance, but it also removed a ''massive'' weak point that could be targeted when fighting them. You can't go for the eyes if the threat you're facing ''doesn't have any.''


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* In ''Series/{{Gotham}}'', this is Selina Kyle's go-to attitude towards fighting, since she's a 13-year-old girl fending for herself on the streets of [[WretchedHive Gotham City]]. Shown to disturbing effect in the second episode of the first season, where she attacks one of the guards of the kidnappers trying to abduct her and ''[[EyeScream claws his eyes clean out of his head, leaving only bloody sockets]]''.
2nd Jan '16 6:41:24 PM Taskmaster123
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* Deliberately averted in the Alien series of films. Making the Xenomorphs eyeless not only heightened their highly bizarre appearance, but it also removed a ''massive'' weak point that could be targeted when fighting them. You can't go for the eyes if the threat you're facing ''doesn't have any.''
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