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15th Jun '17 11:48:29 PM Gamermaster
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* Played with in the case of General Regius from ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'', whose small, beady eyes, [[FatBastard fat frame]], and [[GeneralRipper general temperament]] rang a lot of "obvious villain" alarm bells. Then he turned out to be a WellIntentionedExtremist who had the same goals as the heroes of protecting the little guys, only he had the misfortune of being manipulated like a puppet by the OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness.

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* Played with in the case of General Regius from ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'', ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'', whose small, beady eyes, [[FatBastard fat frame]], and [[GeneralRipper general temperament]] rang a lot of "obvious villain" alarm bells. Then he turned out to be a WellIntentionedExtremist who had the same goals as the heroes of protecting the little guys, only he had the misfortune of being manipulated like a puppet by the OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness.
20th May '17 2:15:55 PM StFan
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20th May '17 2:15:30 PM StFan
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[[caption-width-right:300: Becoming BrainwashedAndCrazy would remind people why [[WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon2 Night Furies]] were so [[TheDreaded feared]] to begin with.]]

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* In ''{{Manga/Genshiken}}'', while Ogiue is initially full of self-loathing and cynical, her eyes don't reflect light. Later, when she [[CharacterDevelopment begins accepting herself for what she is]] and her cynicism starts to melt, her eyes begin to shine.

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* In ''{{Manga/Genshiken}}'', ''Manga/{{Genshiken}}'', while Ogiue is initially full of self-loathing and cynical, her eyes don't reflect light. Later, when she [[CharacterDevelopment begins accepting herself for what she is]] and her cynicism starts to melt, her eyes begin to shine.



* In ''Manga/DeadmanWonderland'' there is a GoodEye/CrazyEvilEyes version of this trope. The good-hearted, wide-eyed, main protagonist meets another good-hearted, wide-eyed, sweet girl who desperately wants to escape DW. He falls for her [[spoiler: and soon after is betrayed. She was faking the whole time in order to drop his guard. Once she shows her TrueColors her eyes become beady and wide as opposed to small and narrow.]]

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* In ''Manga/DeadmanWonderland'' there is a GoodEye/CrazyEvilEyes good eye/crazy evil eyes version of this trope. The good-hearted, wide-eyed, main protagonist meets another good-hearted, wide-eyed, sweet girl who desperately wants to escape DW. He falls for her [[spoiler: and soon after is betrayed. She was faking the whole time in order to drop his guard. Once she shows her TrueColors her eyes become beady and wide as opposed to small and narrow.]]



* ''{{Umi no Yami Tsuki no Kage}}'' is about a pair of twins which acquire psychic powers. One of them turns evil. You can tell by the small, cat-like pupils she suddenly sports.

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* ''{{Umi ''Umi no Yami Tsuki no Kage}}'' Kage'' is about a pair of twins which acquire psychic powers. One of them turns evil. You can tell by the small, cat-like pupils she suddenly sports.



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* Gary Trudeau specifically mentions in a collection that he drew Barbara Ann "Boopsie" Boopstein's eyes [[http://images.gocomics.com/images/doonesbury/strip/thecast/boopsie2.jpg wide and round]] -- in an intentional contrast to the usual [[http://lh3.ggpht.com/_g7tLzt48He8/Sab9t3U9u5I/AAAAAAAAD0E/e4baoADN1x4/db090226.gif heavy-lidded, half-open]] ''ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}'' style -- in order to convey her unique naivety and cheerfulness.
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* Inverted in ''{{Series/Merlin|2008}}''. Morgause has ''huge'' brown eyes but she is a recurring villain.

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* Inverted in ''{{Series/Merlin|2008}}''.''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}''. Morgause has ''huge'' brown eyes but she is a recurring villain.



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* Gary Trudeau specifically mentions in a collection that he drew Barbara Ann "Boopsie" Boopstein's eyes [[http://images.gocomics.com/images/doonesbury/strip/thecast/boopsie2.jpg wide and round]] -- in an intentional contrast to the usual [[http://lh3.ggpht.com/_g7tLzt48He8/Sab9t3U9u5I/AAAAAAAAD0E/e4baoADN1x4/db090226.gif heavy-lidded, half-open]] ''{{ComicStrip/Doonesbury}}'' style -- in order to convey her unique naivety and cheerfulness.
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* Our pupils dilate when we feel friendly and affectionate, and constrict when we feel wary and guarded. Consequently, we consider large pupils a sign of warm heartedness and small ones a sign of hostility.

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* Our pupils dilate when we feel friendly and affectionate, and constrict when we feel wary and guarded. Consequently, we consider large pupils a sign of warm heartedness warmheartedness and small ones a sign of hostility.
25th Feb '17 5:44:35 AM SeptimusHeap
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See also ScaryShinyGlasses. CommonEyeColors are more useful to ascertain personality traits and temperament than moral alignment. Note that characters who have their EyesAlwaysShut do not really fit anywhere on this continuum, as they tend to symbolize something else entirely, whether good or evil. When this trope is used with [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter critters]] or [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever monsters]], it's BigEyesLittleEyes.

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See also ScaryShinyGlasses. CommonEyeColors are more useful to ascertain personality traits and temperament than moral alignment. Note that characters who have their EyesAlwaysShut do not really fit anywhere on this continuum, as they tend to symbolize something else entirely, whether good or evil. When this trope is used with [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter critters]] or [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever monsters]], it's BigEyesLittleEyes.
13th Feb '17 7:25:33 PM malias
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* Urameshi Yusuke from ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' has big, wide, BrownEyes. His EvilCounterpart Sensui Shinobu has narrow IcyBlueEyes.

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* Urameshi Yusuke from ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' has big, wide, BrownEyes.brown eyes. His EvilCounterpart Sensui Shinobu has narrow IcyBlueEyes.



* Inverted in ''{{Series/Merlin|2008}}''. Morgause has ''huge'' BrownEyes but she is a recurring villain.

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* Inverted in ''{{Series/Merlin|2008}}''. Morgause has ''huge'' BrownEyes brown eyes but she is a recurring villain.
16th Jan '17 9:38:51 AM DustSnitch
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* ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'': When Hei switches from his "real" personality ({{stoic}} {{badass}} PunchclockVillain {{antihero}}) to his SecretIdentity personality ({{adorkable}} NiceGuy), the main difference is a) [[EvilSoundsDeep his voice going up about half an octave]] and b) his eyes getting [[http://media.photobucket.com/image/darker%20than%20black%20li/Gackt4life/darker%2520than%2520black/DTBHei-LiTrial.jpg much, much wider]].

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* ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'': When Hei switches from his "real" personality ({{stoic}} {{badass}} badass PunchclockVillain {{antihero}}) to his SecretIdentity personality ({{adorkable}} NiceGuy), the main difference is a) [[EvilSoundsDeep his voice going up about half an octave]] and b) his eyes getting [[http://media.photobucket.com/image/darker%20than%20black%20li/Gackt4life/darker%2520than%2520black/DTBHei-LiTrial.jpg much, much wider]].
3rd Jan '17 11:02:44 AM piazza
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Deities}}'' After Death [[spoiler: killed Lucifer]] his pupils resembles Lucifer's when he becomes angry. This transformation is seen in [[https://deitiescomic.wordpress.com/comic/the-party-part-2/ this strip.]]

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Deities}}'' After after Death [[spoiler: killed kills Lucifer]] his pupils resembles Lucifer's when he becomes angry. This transformation is seen in [[https://deitiescomic.wordpress.com/comic/the-party-part-2/ this strip.]]
3rd Jan '17 11:02:03 AM piazza
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Deities}}'' After Death [[spoiler: killed Lucifer]] his pupils resembles Lucifer's when he becomes angry. This transformation is seen in [[https://deitiescomic.wordpress.com/comic/the-party-part-2/ this strip.]]
30th Dec '16 11:34:36 AM nombretomado
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* Inverted in the {{DCAU}} where {{Comicbook/Superman}} has squinty little eyes of just an upper eyebrow and a pupil while ComicBook/LexLuthor has more normal eyes with a white to them. Also ignored in most other cases as eye size seems gender based; all ladies get big eyes no matter how evil they are.

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* Inverted in the {{DCAU}} Franchise/{{DCAU}} where {{Comicbook/Superman}} has squinty little eyes of just an upper eyebrow and a pupil while ComicBook/LexLuthor has more normal eyes with a white to them. Also ignored in most other cases as eye size seems gender based; all ladies get big eyes no matter how evil they are.
5th Dec '16 3:20:30 PM Morgenthaler
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However, this trope is slightly more complex than it used to be. Instead of one eye size for goodies and another for baddies, there is a continuum between the FriendToAllLivingThings and the BigBad reflecting just how good or bad a character is. On the side of good, the {{Badass}} AntiHero willing to ShootTheDog has eyes narrower than the hero's but wider than those of the villain. Villains with wider eyes tend to be of the KnightTemplar, WellIntentionedExtremist, or AntiVillain types; either that, or they will PetTheDog a few times.

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However, this trope is slightly more complex than it used to be. Instead of one eye size for goodies and another for baddies, there is a continuum between the FriendToAllLivingThings and the BigBad reflecting just how good or bad a character is. On the side of good, the {{Badass}} AntiHero willing to ShootTheDog has eyes narrower than the hero's but wider than those of the villain. Villains with wider eyes tend to be of the KnightTemplar, WellIntentionedExtremist, or AntiVillain types; either that, or they will PetTheDog a few times.
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