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28th Apr '16 8:23:58 AM Pichu-kun
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* Many of the [[ArtificialHuman Homunculi]] from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''.
** In fact, you can note the contrast between human eyes and homunculus eyes in [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the 2003 anime version]] when [[spoiler:Envy feeds Wrath incomplete Philosopher Stones]].

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* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':
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Many of the [[ArtificialHuman Homunculi]] from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''.
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have these. In fact, you can note the contrast between human eyes and homunculus eyes in [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the 2003 anime version]] when [[spoiler:Envy feeds Wrath incomplete Philosopher Stones]].



* Ichigo Kurosaki from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' does this whenever his [[SuperpoweredEvilSide inner Hollow]] is about to take over, changing the color of his irises to yellow, and the color of his eyeballs to black, with a half mask to boot. Later in the series,[[spoiler: he gains the ability to [[TookALevelInBadass Hollowfy]] at will, making the aforementioned changes to his eyes and assuming the full mask, altering his voice as well]].

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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
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Ichigo Kurosaki from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' does this whenever his [[SuperpoweredEvilSide inner Hollow]] is about to take over, changing the color of his irises to yellow, and the color of his eyeballs to black, with a half mask to boot. Later in the series,[[spoiler: series, [[spoiler: he gains the ability to [[TookALevelInBadass Hollowfy]] at will, making the aforementioned changes to his eyes and assuming the full mask, altering his voice as well]].



* Kirika's eyes in ''Anime/{{Noir}}'' become blank and soulless slits when her "other" personality awakens.
** In this case, her partner Mireille very clearly notices that something is wrong, making her more attentive that most people in animeland.

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* ''Anime/{{Noir}}'':
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Kirika's eyes in ''Anime/{{Noir}}'' become blank and soulless slits when her "other" personality awakens.
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awakens. In this case, her partner Mireille very clearly notices that something is wrong, making her more attentive that most people in animeland.



* If someone's eyes do this in ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'', they're in big, big trouble. [[spoiler:It means that whoever in that scene has ''normal'' eyes is hallucinating, and is about to go AxeCrazy.]]
** If someone's eyes ''[[MindControlEyes lack]]'' pupils, that's a sure sign of craziness or emotional brokeness.

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* If someone's eyes do this in ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'', they're in big, big trouble. [[spoiler:It means that whoever in that scene has ''normal'' eyes is hallucinating, and is about to go AxeCrazy.]]
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]] If someone's eyes ''[[MindControlEyes lack]]'' pupils, that's a sure sign of craziness or emotional brokeness.



* Train Heartnet from ''Manga/BlackCat'' sports a cat's slit eyes, although it seems to highlight his feline features more than it makes him evil. When the slits become especially pronounced, however, bad things start to happen. He manages to scare an entire squad of bodyguards into submission just by walking past them with these eyes.
** Which makes them among the most GenreSavvy {{mooks}} in any manga in history.

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* Train Heartnet from ''Manga/BlackCat'' sports a cat's slit eyes, although it seems to highlight his feline features more than it makes him evil. When the slits become especially pronounced, however, bad things start to happen. He manages to scare an entire squad of bodyguards into submission just by walking past them with these eyes.
** Which
eyes. This makes them among the most GenreSavvy {{mooks}} in any manga in history.



* Kyo from ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' is possessed by the Cat spirit of the Zodiac; thus, when he's angry or otherwise extremely emotional, his eyes become yellow and slitted. Played almost always for comedy in the anime, but the manga uses it half the time for dramatic effect.

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* ''Manga/FruitsBasket'':
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Kyo from ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' is possessed by the Cat spirit of the Zodiac; thus, when he's angry or otherwise extremely emotional, his eyes become yellow and slitted. Played almost always for comedy in the anime, but the manga uses it half the time for dramatic effect.



* When the [[OurVampiresAreDifferent not-quite-a-vampire]] Arystar Krory in ''Manga/DGrayMan'' drinks the blood of an Akuma, his hair stands up and his eyes get this black veiny sunken look to them. He is a good guy, though.
** Let's not forget Allen Walker's cursed eye, which goes black with concentric red rings when he spots an Akuma.
* ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'' has [[ChaoticEvil Kiria]]. Bonus for them being different colored HellishPupils, specifically one vertical slit, one horizontal.

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* ''Manga/DGrayMan'':
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When the [[OurVampiresAreDifferent not-quite-a-vampire]] Arystar Krory in ''Manga/DGrayMan'' drinks the blood of an Akuma, his hair stands up and his eyes get this black veiny sunken look to them. He is a good guy, though.
** Let's not forget Allen Walker's Walker has a cursed eye, which goes black with concentric red rings when he spots an Akuma.
* ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'' has ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'':
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[[ChaoticEvil Kiria]]. Bonus for them being different colored HellishPupils, specifically one vertical slit, one horizontal.



* Charlotte, [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname also known as]] Lotti, of ''Manga/PandoraHearts''. Also Zwei and [[spoiler:Leo]].

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* ''Manga/PandoraHearts'':
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Charlotte, [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname also known as]] Lotti, of ''Manga/PandoraHearts''.Lotti. Also Zwei and [[spoiler:Leo]].



* In ''Manga/BlackButler'', when Sebastian is acting especially demonic, his eyes are a dark shade of pink/pinkish red and his pupils are slits
** Also, In episode 12 of Season 2 [[spoiler:Ciel also gets turned into a demon, and is shown a few times with eyes similar to Sebastian]]'s

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* In ''Manga/BlackButler'', when ''Manga/BlackButler'':
** When
Sebastian is acting especially demonic, his eyes are a dark shade of pink/pinkish red and his pupils are slits
** Also, In episode 12 of Season 2 [[spoiler:Ciel [[spoiler:Ciel]] also gets turned into a demon, and is shown a few times with eyes similar to Sebastian]]'sSebastian's.



** And from Archie comics we have [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate Dr.]] [[OmnicidalManiac Finitevus]], [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity pretty]] [[MadScientist nice guy]]...

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** And from Archie comics * From ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'' we have [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate Dr.]] [[OmnicidalManiac Finitevus]], [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity pretty]] [[MadScientist nice guy]]...



* The devil mating with Rosemary in ''Film/RosemarysBaby'' is shown to have yellowish cateyes.
** Their baby is suggested to have inherited them as well.

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* The devil mating with Rosemary in ''Film/RosemarysBaby'' is shown to have yellowish cateyes.
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cateyes. Their baby is suggested to have inherited them as well.



* All [[TheWitcher Witchers]] gain catlike eyes during their mutation. This enables them to see in the dark, but also makes them distinctly more badass.
** And, coincidentally, in bright light as well (Pointed out in-text, when Geralt's pupils turned into thin slits, giving him an advantage in a fight). A cat's eye not only looks cooler, it's simply more awesome.

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* ''Literature/TheWitcher'': All [[TheWitcher Witchers]] Witchers gain catlike eyes during their mutation. This enables them to see in the dark, but also makes them distinctly more badass.
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badass. And, coincidentally, in bright light as well (Pointed out in-text, when Geralt's pupils turned into thin slits, giving him an advantage in a fight). A cat's eye not only looks cooler, it's simply more awesome.



* ''Series/TheXFiles''. Seen at the end of "Terms of Endearment" [[spoiler:revealing that the supposedly 'normal' wife of the demon is actually a demon herself.]]

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* ''Series/TheXFiles''. ''Series/TheXFiles'':
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Seen at the end of "Terms of Endearment" [[spoiler:revealing that the supposedly 'normal' wife of the demon is actually a demon herself.]]



* Sephiroth, BigBad of various incarnations of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', has the slitted cat-like variety, compounded with those oh-so telling "[[GlowingEyesOfDoom Mako]]" eyes.
** His eyes were always like that, even before he turned bad, presumably because of Jenova's cells. This is especially evident in ''CrisisCore''.
* Many of the demons in ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' have this. Rozalin of the [[VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories second game]] [[spoiler: and other members of Veldime's Snow Clan]] takes it a step further by having ''white'' slitted pupils.

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* Sephiroth, BigBad of various incarnations of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', has the slitted cat-like variety, compounded with those oh-so telling "[[GlowingEyesOfDoom Mako]]" eyes.
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eyes. His eyes were always like that, even before he turned bad, presumably because of Jenova's cells. This is especially evident in ''CrisisCore''.
* ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'':
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Many of the demons in ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' have this. Rozalin of the [[VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories second game]] [[spoiler: and other members of Veldime's Snow Clan]] takes it a step further by having ''white'' slitted pupils.



* The first step of Konishi's OneWingedAngel in ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'' is heralded with her taking her glasses off as her eyes turn into green cat's eyes. Her monstrous form, appropriately enough, is Tigrus Cantus.

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* ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'':
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The first step of Konishi's OneWingedAngel in ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'' is heralded with her taking her glasses off as her eyes turn into green cat's eyes. Her monstrous form, appropriately enough, is Tigrus Cantus.



* Albert Wesker's cat eyes in the ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' series, first seen in ''Code Veronica''. Possible ShoutOut to Music/MichaelJackson's ''Thriller''.

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* ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'':
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Albert Wesker's cat eyes in the ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' series, eyes, which were first seen in ''Code Veronica''. Possible ShoutOut to Music/MichaelJackson's ''Thriller''.



* Mephiles' eyes after taking on the shape of Shadow the Hedgehog in ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006''. Despite this combined with [[NoMouth him not having a mouth]] and his evil-sounding voice, Silver doesn't seem suspicious in the slightest during their first meeting.
** The trope becomes even more apparent in Mephiles' crystalline form.

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* Mephiles' eyes after taking on the shape of Shadow the Hedgehog in ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006''. Despite this combined with [[NoMouth him not having a mouth]] and his evil-sounding voice, Silver doesn't seem suspicious in the slightest during their first meeting.
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meeting. The trope becomes even more apparent in Mephiles' crystalline form.



* Rider in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' possesses square pupils, and as they're usually covered in the original game people only realize this right before being TakenForGranite by her powers.

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* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'':
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Rider in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' possesses square pupils, and as they're usually covered in the original game people only realize this right before being TakenForGranite by her powers.



** Rin has slitted pupils when she's angry. While she ''is'' a magus, it's probably artistic license more than any indication of anything abnormal.
*** And she has box pupils in Shirou's dreams. [[spoiler:As does Rider under her mask. [[FridgeHorror This isn't a coincidence]].]]

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** Rin has slitted pupils when she's angry. While she ''is'' a magus, it's probably artistic license more than any indication of anything abnormal.
*** And she
abnormal. She has box pupils in Shirou's dreams. [[spoiler:As does Rider under her mask. [[FridgeHorror This isn't a coincidence]].]]



* Megatron in ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' hasn't just got the regular red eyes, he also goes around with reptilian pupils when he's in Robot Mode. This becomes especially noticeable when he goes Transmetal.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'':
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Megatron in ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' hasn't doesn't just got the have regular red eyes, he also goes around with reptilian pupils when he's in Robot Mode. This becomes especially noticeable when he goes Transmetal.



* Several characters get these in the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' episode "Splicers", from getting [[HalfHumanHybrid animal DNA]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "spliced" into]] their own.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'':
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Several characters get these in the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' episode "Splicers", from getting [[HalfHumanHybrid animal DNA]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "spliced" into]] their own.



* Bender from ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' has square pupils. Okay, so all of the robots do. Not like they're the paragons of future society, though.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':
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Bender from ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' has square pupils. Okay, so all of the robots do. Not like they're the paragons of future society, though.



* In ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', the dream demon Bill has one massive, yellow-tinged eye with a slit pupil. Anyone who makes a deal with him and is subsequently [[DemonicPossession possessed]] also has the creepy eyes, as well as an [[UncannyValley unnaturally detailed]] face.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', the 'WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'':
** The
dream demon Bill has one massive, yellow-tinged eye with a slit pupil. Anyone who makes a deal with him and is subsequently [[DemonicPossession possessed]] also has the creepy eyes, as well as an [[UncannyValley unnaturally detailed]] face.
19th Apr '16 12:40:14 PM DrNoPuma
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* ''Literature/WarrenTheThirteenth'':
** Subverted with Sketchy, who looks terrifying in part to his slit-shaped pupils, but turns out to be very friendly.
** Aunt Annaconda has these to make her look similarly creepy, and possibly to indicate that she's a witch. They're especially prominent during her VillainousBreakdown.
1st Apr '16 5:31:53 PM mistermissy
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* Funny enough, the most dangerous, venomous snakes (the Elapid family), and big cats, have round pupils.
18th Mar '16 7:22:56 AM eroock
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->''[[Myth/CelticMythology Cuchulainn]] has FOURTEEN FINGERS AND FOURTEEN TOES''\\

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->''[[Myth/CelticMythology ->''"[[Myth/CelticMythology Cuchulainn]] has FOURTEEN FINGERS AND FOURTEEN TOES''\\



''BECAUSE TWO PUPILS IS NOT ENOUGH TO WITNESS THE SHEER QUANTITY OF HOMICIDE HE COMMITS''

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''BECAUSE TWO PUPILS IS NOT ENOUGH TO WITNESS THE SHEER QUANTITY OF HOMICIDE HE COMMITS''COMMITS."''
1st Mar '16 3:43:07 PM StFan
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* The {{Black Cloak}}ed cultists in ''Anime/{{Mai-Otome}}'' get [[SupernaturalGoldEyes gold cat's eyes]] when they draw upon the power of the Slaves.

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* The {{Black Cloak}}ed cultists in ''Anime/{{Mai-Otome}}'' ''Anime/MaiOtome'' get [[SupernaturalGoldEyes gold cat's eyes]] when they draw upon the power of the Slaves.
8th Feb '16 1:23:05 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** ''GentleGiant:'' Rhinox gets {{red|EyesTakeWarning}} {{glowing|EyesOfDoom}} [[HellishPupils slit-pupiled]] eyes when he is temporarily [[BrainwashedAndCrazy turned into a Predacon]].

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** ''GentleGiant:'' Rhinox gets {{red|EyesTakeWarning}} {{glowing|EyesOfDoom}} [[HellishPupils slit-pupiled]] slit-pupiled eyes when he is temporarily [[BrainwashedAndCrazy turned into a Predacon]].
5th Feb '16 12:45:14 PM NotOnAnyFlatbread
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* [[Series/TheMuppetShow Kermit the Frog]] obviously isn't evil (except for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-A5--UrlQu4 in the last sketch here]]), but that doesn't stop him from having these kind of eyes.
** And no, they're not like real frog eyes, unless there's some particular frog species with weird eyes.
*** They may not look exactly like Kermit's eyes, but [[http://browse.deviantart.com/?q=frog%20photograph&order=9&offset=96&offset=144#/d34fbz1 there are]]. Frog eyes can get pretty strange as they often have ''horizontal'' pupils and are the same colors as the rest of the frog's face.
** Kermit's pupils ''do'' look right for certain kinds of lizard, and are a legacy from his early years when his actual species hadn't been established.

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* [[Series/TheMuppetShow Kermit the Frog]] obviously isn't evil (except for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-A5--UrlQu4 but he does have odd horizontal pupils with a bulge in the last sketch here]]), but that doesn't stop him from having these kind of eyes.
** And no, they're not like real frog eyes, unless there's some particular
middle. Real frog species with weird eyes.
*** They may not look exactly like Kermit's eyes, but
feature a variety of pupil shapes as well as irises often colored similarly to the rest of the frog, meaning that some species do have eyes resembling Kermit's, such as [[http://browse.deviantart.com/?q=frog%20photograph&order=9&offset=96&offset=144#/d34fbz1 there are]]. Frog eyes can get pretty strange as they often have ''horizontal'' pupils and are the same colors as the rest of the frog's face.
** Kermit's pupils ''do'' look right for certain kinds of lizard, and are a legacy from his early years when his actual species hadn't been established.
leopard frog]].
18th Jan '16 7:33:36 PM Duffan
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** While slitted pupils are most commonly associated with cats and reptiles, they also show up on some [[ThreateningShark sharks]].

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** * While slitted pupils are most commonly associated with cats and reptiles, they also show up on some [[ThreateningShark sharks]].
18th Jan '16 4:50:21 PM NineTailedCat
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* A certain defect in the iris can result in a cat's eye-like appearance.

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* A certain defect in the iris can result in a cat's eye-like cat's-eye-like appearance.
8th Jan '16 8:50:44 AM TheTropper
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* In "WesternAnimation/GravityFalls", the dream demon Bill has one massive, yellow-tinged eye with a slit pupil. Anyone who makes a deal with him and is subsequently [[DemonicPossession possessed]] also has the creepy eyes, as well as an [[UncannyValley unnaturally detailed]] face.

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* [[spoiler:Yellow Diamond]] from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', has diamond shaped pupils.
* In "WesternAnimation/GravityFalls", ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', the dream demon Bill has one massive, yellow-tinged eye with a slit pupil. Anyone who makes a deal with him and is subsequently [[DemonicPossession possessed]] also has the creepy eyes, as well as an [[UncannyValley unnaturally detailed]] face.
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