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13th Feb '17 7:27:07 PM malias
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* Allen Walker, from ''Manga/DGrayMan''. He absolutely ''[[{{Determinator}} will not]]'' give up if he can possibly help it ([[AttackAttackAttack or even then]]), and he fits the idea of a gray-eyed character as innocent [[MessianicArchetype very well]] [[ThePollyanna indeed]]. Also excellent proof that although BrownEyes may be better for PuppyDogEyes purposes, gray can be really, ''really'' cute as well.

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* Allen Walker, from ''Manga/DGrayMan''. He absolutely ''[[{{Determinator}} will not]]'' give up if he can possibly help it ([[AttackAttackAttack or even then]]), and he fits the idea of a gray-eyed character as innocent [[MessianicArchetype very well]] [[ThePollyanna indeed]]. Also excellent proof that although BrownEyes brown eyes may be better for PuppyDogEyes purposes, gray can be really, ''really'' cute as well.
2nd Feb '17 1:56:48 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* [[CharacterizationMarchesOn Originally]], Belle from ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' had this eye color; at least, she did in the promotional art and artbooks. They were most noticeable in her winter dress in the FallingInLoveMontage towards the middle of the movie. Chances were that this was to emphasise her strong-willed and independent nature, refusing to submit to the Beast's whims until he made significant changes in his character. %% Do not add that she now has BrownEyes or HazelEyes to this page. These tropes have been removed with regards to her as edit-war bait.

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* [[CharacterizationMarchesOn Originally]], Belle from ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' had this eye color; at least, she did in the promotional art and artbooks. They were most noticeable in her winter dress in the FallingInLoveMontage towards the middle of the movie. Chances were that this was to emphasise her strong-willed and independent nature, refusing to submit to the Beast's whims until he made significant changes in his character. %% Do not add that she now has BrownEyes Brown Eyes or HazelEyes Hazel Eyes to this page. These tropes have been removed with regards to her as edit-war bait.
18th Jan '17 12:40:34 PM FringeBenefits
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* Aria in ''{{Tasakeru}}'' fits in with the first type, being a powerful seer.

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* Aria in ''{{Tasakeru}}'' ''{{Literature/Tasakeru}}'' fits in with the first type, being a powerful seer.
8th Jan '17 11:15:26 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** ''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 an AntiVillain[=/=]{{Badass}}/[[TheLancer AntiVillain[=/=][[TheLancer Lancer]]/HonestAdvisor[=/=]EmperorScientist, he particularly exemplifies Gray Eyes #2.
26th Dec '16 11:29:25 AM nombretomado
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* Ra's Al Ghul in ''BatmanUnderTheRedHood''.

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* %%* Ra's Al Ghul in ''BatmanUnderTheRedHood''.''WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood''.
18th Dec '16 8:49:39 PM Tamfang
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* Gray eyes (said to be a [[InTheBlood racial trait]] of, among others, the [[TheBeautifulElite Noldor elves and the Númenóreans]]) take up a very large chunk of the ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' goodie population, possibly as a throwback to the "grey eyes as the height of beauty" idea. The fact that Tolkien's beloved wife Edith was gray-eyed was probably also pertinent.

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* Gray eyes (said to be a [[InTheBlood racial trait]] of, among others, the [[TheBeautifulElite Noldor elves and the Númenóreans]]) take up a very large chunk of the ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' goodie population, possibly as a throwback to the "grey eyes as the height of beauty" idea. The fact that grey eyes of Tolkien's beloved wife Edith was gray-eyed was were probably also pertinent.



** [[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]].

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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]].
14th Dec '16 7:02:39 PM PaulA
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* Polgara of ''Literature/TheBelgariad'' books by Creator/DavidEddingstends 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 by Creator/DavidEddingstends Creator/DavidEddings 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.
14th Dec '16 7:02:02 PM PaulA
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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.
* From Creator/DavidEddings, the same author as the ''Belgariad'', Queen Ehlana in ''Literature/TheElenium'' has pale gray eyes, along with golden hair. Her royal champion [[spoiler:(and eventual husband)]] Sparhawk describes them as "lustrous".

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* Polgara of ''Literature/TheBelgariad'' books tends by Creator/DavidEddingstends 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.
* From Creator/DavidEddings, the same author as the ''Belgariad'', Queen Ehlana in ''Literature/TheElenium'' by Creator/DavidEddings has pale gray eyes, along with golden hair. Her royal champion [[spoiler:(and eventual husband)]] Sparhawk describes them as "lustrous".
8th Dec '16 9:18:55 AM Aipom-pom
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* All of the main playable characters of the ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'' series have gray eyes. The female protagonist from the [[UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable PSP]] rerelease of ''3'' has red eyes instead.
** Childhood friends [[BigManOnCampus Akihiko Sanada]] and [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Shinjiro Aragaki]] from ''{{VideoGame/Persona 3}}'' have grey eyes. Akihiko's keep on flip-flopping between grey and brown (with the latter being used in the movie adaptation), but with the release of ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena'' and ''VideoGame/PersonaQShadowOfTheLabyrinth'', they've appeared to have settled on grey.
** Most of the main characters in ''{{VideoGame/Persona 4}}'' seem to have gray eyes, though with the exception of TheHero Yu, everyone gets an eye color change in the anime.

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* All of the main playable characters of the ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'' series have gray eyes. The female protagonist from the [[UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable PSP]] rerelease of ''3'' has red eyes instead.
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Childhood friends [[BigManOnCampus Akihiko Sanada]] and [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Shinjiro Aragaki]] from ''{{VideoGame/Persona 3}}'' have grey eyes. Akihiko's keep on flip-flopping between grey and brown (with the latter being used in the movie adaptation), but with the release of ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena'' and ''VideoGame/PersonaQShadowOfTheLabyrinth'', they've appeared to have settled on grey.
** * Most of the main characters in ''{{VideoGame/Persona 4}}'' seem to have gray eyes, though with the exception of TheHero Yu, everyone gets an eye color change in the anime.
5th Dec '16 3:46:42 PM SwampAdder
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* Since stoicism is the norm for heroes in the Tolkien universe, gray eyes (said to be a [[InTheBlood racial trait]] of, among others, the [[TheBeautifulElite Noldor elves and the Númenóreans]]) take up a very large chunk of the ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' goodie population. The fact that Tolkien's beloved wife Edith was gray-eyed was probably also pertinent.
** A chunk so large, in fact, that Samwise Gamgee is possibly the ''only'' goodie who is detailed to have anything else (brown, in his case, probably because working-class Sam is closer to Earth.)
*** Sam isn't quite alone: Théoden has blue eyes, and Gimli's are brown.

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* Since stoicism is the norm for heroes in the Tolkien universe, gray Gray eyes (said to be a [[InTheBlood racial trait]] of, among others, the [[TheBeautifulElite Noldor elves and the Númenóreans]]) take up a very large chunk of the ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' goodie population. population, possibly as a throwback to the "grey eyes as the height of beauty" idea. The fact that Tolkien's beloved wife Edith was gray-eyed was probably also pertinent.
** A chunk so large, in fact, that Samwise Gamgee is possibly the ''only'' goodie who is detailed to have anything else (brown, in his case, probably because working-class Sam is closer to Earth.)
*** Sam isn't quite alone: Théoden has blue eyes, and Gimli's are brown.
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