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17th Jul '16 2:18:27 AM passivesmoking
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* Locus from RedVsBlue: He's the only character in the Season 14 backstory segment to not get simple black pupils. Combines elements of type 2 (aloof, unapproachable) with type 5 (dangerous, expert marksman)
3rd Jul '16 1:50:54 PM Morgenthaler
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# Spiritual "prophet" characters, blind or otherwise, will have either gray or light blue eyes that are often described as "looking right through you". Gray eyes are a sign that a character is there to fulfill a "mentor" role and [[MentorOccupationalHazard probably won't stay]] [[TheObiWan in the story]] [[SortingAlgorithmOfMortality very long]]. Pretty much any BlindSeer character fits this. Mentors, Seers, and so on are often older and have gray hair and, presumably, [[CurtainsMatchTheWindow eyes in keeping]]. This dates to Greek Mythology, where many Oracles and the like, along with Athena, had gray eyes.

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# Spiritual "prophet" characters, blind or otherwise, will have either gray or light blue eyes that are often described as "looking right through you". Gray eyes are a sign that a character is there to fulfill a "mentor" role and [[MentorOccupationalHazard probably won't stay]] [[TheObiWan stay in the story]] [[SortingAlgorithmOfMortality very long]]. Pretty much any BlindSeer character fits this. Mentors, Seers, and so on are often older and have gray hair and, presumably, [[CurtainsMatchTheWindow eyes in keeping]]. This dates to Greek Mythology, where many Oracles and the like, along with Athena, had gray eyes.
16th Jun '16 6:17:36 PM nombretomado
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* Apollo, Artemis, and Athena in ''ThaliasMusings''. Apollo is a [[{{seers}} prophecy god]], his twin sister Artemis is a deadly huntress and a sworn virgin, and Athena, also a virgin, is the Goddess of Wisdom and Battle Strategy.

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* Apollo, Artemis, and Athena in ''ThaliasMusings''.''Literature/ThaliasMusings''. Apollo is a [[{{seers}} prophecy god]], his twin sister Artemis is a deadly huntress and a sworn virgin, and Athena, also a virgin, is the Goddess of Wisdom and Battle Strategy.
18th May '16 1:09:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''{{ColSec Trilogy}}'', level-headed [[WrenchWench tech specialist]] [[spoiler:(and [[TheEmpath empath]])]] [[TheSmartGuy Samella Connel]].

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* In the ''{{ColSec ''Literature/{{ColSec Trilogy}}'', level-headed [[WrenchWench tech specialist]] [[spoiler:(and [[TheEmpath empath]])]] [[TheSmartGuy Samella Connel]].
16th May '16 1:47:29 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''[[TalesOfTheBranionRealm The Stone Prince]]'', Demnor has gray eyes denoting his cold, unbending nature.

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* In ''[[TalesOfTheBranionRealm ''[[Literature/TalesOfTheBranionRealm The Stone Prince]]'', Demnor has gray eyes denoting his cold, unbending nature.
24th Apr '16 3:42:46 AM erforce
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->''With her deep tan and her curly blond hair, [Annabeth] was almost exactly what I thought a stereotypical California girl would look like, except her eyes ruined the image. They were startling gray, like storm clouds; pretty, but intimidating, too, as if she were analyzing the best way to take me down in a fight.''\\

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->''With her deep tan and her curly blond hair, [Annabeth] was almost exactly what I thought a stereotypical California girl would look like, except her eyes ruined the image. They were startling gray, like storm clouds; pretty, but intimidating, too, as if she were analyzing the best way to take me down in a fight.''\\''



* Commander Miranda Keyes in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'' and ''3'' has gray eyes as well and is portrayed as being extremely calm and controlled.

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* Commander Miranda Keyes in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'' and ''3'' ''[[VideoGame/{{Halo 3}} 3]]'' has gray eyes as well and is portrayed as being extremely calm and controlled.



* Most of Montblanc's artworks in ''FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance'' and ''FinalFantasyTacticsA2'' reveal that he has gray eyes.

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* Most of Montblanc's artworks in ''FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance'' and ''FinalFantasyTacticsA2'' ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2'' reveal that he has gray eyes.



* As of ''Main/MortalKombat2011'', we learn that Smoke's [[CurtainsMatchTheWindow eyes are grey]].
* [[Franchise/DevilMayCry Dante and Vergil]] have gray eyes, more prevalent in [[{{OriginsEpisode}} Devil May Cry 3]]

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* As of ''Main/MortalKombat2011'', ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'', we learn that Smoke's [[CurtainsMatchTheWindow eyes are grey]].
* [[Franchise/DevilMayCry Dante and Vergil]] have gray eyes, more prevalent in [[{{OriginsEpisode}} Devil May Cry 3]]''VideoGame/DevilMayCry3DantesAwakening''.
17th Apr '16 3:37:00 AM Dimas28
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* Strangely, the above series' Norse spin-off, ''Literature/MagnusChaseAndTheGodsOfAsgard'' has Magnus, who is Annabeth's ''paternal'' cousin having gray eyes in the same shade as Annabeth's. He got them from his mortal mother, while his divine dad, [[spoiler: Frey]] has InnocentBlueEyes, so it's safe to assume that all of the Chase family have gray eyes. The color still fits Magnus' characterization anyway, namely, Type 2 ("cold and strong-willed").


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** [[IronLady President Alma Coin]] has a darker take on this, specifically, Type 2 "cold and unapproachable" and Type 5 "dangerous and calculating". Like Katniss, she has gray eyes, but hers are said to be cold and it's as if "all the colors were sucked away". [[spoiler: It's foreshadowing the fact that she's the true BigBad of the novel she appeared in, ''Mockingjay''.]] The film highlights this particular trait, possibly even adding Type 1 "looking right through you" as well. [[http://thehungergames.wikia.com/wiki/File:President_Alma_Coin.jpeg Observe]].
6th Apr '16 5:03:46 PM Eievie
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-- '''Percy Jackson''', ''[[Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians The Lightning Thief]]''

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-- -->-- '''Percy Jackson''', Jackson''' about '''Annabeth Chase''', ''[[Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians The Lightning Thief]]''



# They can also mean innocence -- frequently paired with golden hair. This is an older trope, sometimes thought of as a ForgottenTrope as, nowadays, InnocentBlueEyes are used for this instead, but that's because, way back, people (or at least, Western cultures) did not differentiate between blue or gray eyes.
# In the real olden days, gray eyes were the absolute height of beauty - nearly every blason (descriptive poem starting with the hair and ending with the feet) named the subject's eyes as gray, just as it called the cheeks red and the hair gold.

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# They can also mean innocence -- frequently innocence--frequently paired with golden hair. This is an older trope, sometimes thought of as a ForgottenTrope as, nowadays, InnocentBlueEyes are used for this instead, but that's because, way back, people (or at least, Western cultures) did not differentiate between blue or gray eyes.
# In the real olden days, gray eyes were the absolute height of beauty - nearly beauty--nearly every blason (descriptive poem starting with the hair and ending with the feet) named the subject's eyes as gray, just as it called the cheeks red and the hair gold.



* ''Anime/DigimonXrosWars'': protagonist [[HotBlooded Taiki Kudou]] has them and is a partial/composite subversion - yes, he's quite HotBlooded, but he's still certainly more intellectual and levelheaded than the previous ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' protagonists, save for [[Anime/DigimonTamers Takato]].

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* ''Anime/DigimonXrosWars'': protagonist [[HotBlooded Taiki Kudou]] has them and is a partial/composite subversion - yes, subversion--yes, he's quite HotBlooded, but he's still certainly more intellectual and levelheaded than the previous ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' protagonists, save for [[Anime/DigimonTamers Takato]].



* Nezumi from ''LightNovel/{{No 6}}'' has dark gray eyes and fits the second personality type to a T -- except when it comes to [[HoYay Sion]].

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* Nezumi from ''LightNovel/{{No 6}}'' has dark gray eyes and fits the second personality type to a T -- except T--except when it comes to [[HoYay Sion]].



* Stephen Maturin from the ''Literature/AubreyMaturin'' series - we never find out what colour his eyes are, for they are described as "pale", "icy", and "piercing", as well as "extraordinary", but he is intellectual, stoical, ideological, and unapproachable, especially when he removes his tinted spectacles to give the full-on Maturin Stare.

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* Stephen Maturin from the ''Literature/AubreyMaturin'' series - we series--we never find out what colour his eyes are, for they are described as "pale", "icy", and "piercing", as well as "extraordinary", but he is intellectual, stoical, ideological, and unapproachable, especially when he removes his tinted spectacles to give the full-on Maturin Stare.



* Polgara of ''Literature/TheBelgariad'' books tends to have gray eyes (that [[KaleidoscopeEyes can change to blue with her mood]]). She certainly fits the first example of someone wise beyond their years (though she's 3000 years old), and when they're "steel gray", it usually means she's determined enough to fit the second type...not to mention royally pissed off.

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* Polgara of ''Literature/TheBelgariad'' books tends to have gray eyes (that [[KaleidoscopeEyes can change to blue with her mood]]). She certainly fits the first example of someone wise beyond their years (though she's 3000 years old), and when they're "steel gray", it usually means she's determined enough to fit the second type... not to mention royally pissed off.



* In ''Literature/TheWolfChronicles'', Kaala visits the spirit world in the second book. She is met by an ancient wolf named Indru - the first one to make the Promise that every wolf in the valley must follow - and notes that he has strange silver eyes. He shows her a memory of him first making the Promise, and he has yellow eyes in the memory; therefore, silver eyes represents the spirit world.

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* In ''Literature/TheWolfChronicles'', Kaala visits the spirit world in the second book. She is met by an ancient wolf named Indru - the Indru--the first one to make the Promise that every wolf in the valley must follow - and follow--and notes that he has strange silver eyes. He shows her a memory of him first making the Promise, and he has yellow eyes in the memory; therefore, silver eyes represents the spirit world.



* [[FanFic/GrimTalesFromDownBelow Grim Tales]]: Minimandy is a type three, being so sweet that her brother turns into the {{Unfavorite}} to their parents, Grim and Mandy...who are personifications of ''death'' and ''pure evil'', respectively.

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* [[FanFic/GrimTalesFromDownBelow Grim Tales]]: Minimandy is a type three, being so sweet that her brother turns into the {{Unfavorite}} to their parents, Grim and Mandy... who are personifications of ''death'' and ''pure evil'', respectively.



** ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'''s Klaus Wulfenbach also has gray eyes - as an AntiVillain[=/=]{{Badass}}/[[TheLancer Lancer]]/HonestAdvisor[=/=]EmperorScientist, he particularly exemplifies Gray Eyes #2.

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** ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'''s Klaus Wulfenbach also has gray eyes - as eyes--as an AntiVillain[=/=]{{Badass}}/[[TheLancer Lancer]]/HonestAdvisor[=/=]EmperorScientist, he particularly exemplifies Gray Eyes #2.
6th Mar '16 4:11:42 PM HeraldAlberich
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** The protagonist of the ''Literature/LastHeraldMage'' trilogy, Vanyel Ashkevron, has gray eyes and is TheArchMage, one of the most powerful mages in the entire series and FamedInStory for it for centuries afterward. His eyes may symbolize remote beauty; his power sets him apart from even his friends and colleagues.

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** The protagonist of the ''Literature/LastHeraldMage'' trilogy, ''Literature/LastHeraldMageTrilogy'', Vanyel Ashkevron, has gray eyes and is TheArchMage, one of the most powerful mages in the entire series and FamedInStory for it for centuries afterward. His eyes may symbolize remote beauty; his power sets him apart from even his friends and colleagues.
6th Mar '16 4:09:34 PM HeraldAlberich
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* The Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar series:
** The protagonist of the ''Literature/LastHeraldMage'' trilogy, Vanyel Ashkevron, has gray eyes and is TheArchMage, one of the most powerful mages in the entire series and FamedInStory for it for centuries afterward. His eyes may symbolize remote beauty; his power sets him apart from even his friends and colleagues.
** Gray eyes appear often in the royal Valdemaran bloodline, because [[spoiler:it is descended from Vanyel, who secretly fathered a daughter on behalf of the King when his friend King Randale proved impotent]].
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