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20th Nov '17 7:33:21 PM MarqFJA
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In some cases, it's simply caused by the character's hairdo or headwear and has nothing to do with emotional stress. For when it's the hair, see BlindingBangs, EyeObscuringHat is for the doings of hats, eye-obscuring hoods go under InTheHood, and when it's caused by glasses it's OpaqueNerdGlasses. Only emotional moments qualify for Hidden Eyes.

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In some cases, it's simply caused by the character's hairdo or headwear and has nothing to do with emotional stress. For when it's the hair, see BlindingBangs, BlindingBangs; EyeObscuringHat is for the doings of hats, hats; OneWayVisor is for it's due to helmets or visors; eye-obscuring hoods go under InTheHood, InTheHood; and when it's caused by glasses glasses, it's OpaqueNerdGlasses. Only emotional moments qualify for Hidden Eyes.
17th Oct '17 6:29:16 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* In the anime of ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'', if arranged chronologically, Haruhi is seen stalking out of the clubroom in the 4th episode. If you look carefully, you can see that she's eyeless. The GenreSavvy viewers/the ones that read the novels would guess that something bad involving Haruhi is gonna happen. They're right. 2 episodes later, Haruhi almost destroys and recreates the universe.

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* In the anime of ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'', if arranged chronologically, Haruhi is seen stalking out of the clubroom in the 4th episode. If you look carefully, you can see that she's eyeless. The GenreSavvy viewers/the ones that read the novels would guess that something bad involving Haruhi is gonna happen. They're right. 2 episodes later, Haruhi almost destroys and recreates the universe.
1st Oct '17 6:19:14 PM LlamaAdventure
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* All Might, in both his HeroicBuild form and his more sickly-looking civilian form, has his eyes perpetually hidden in shadow with only his blue irises visible on occasion, making him look like he has BlackEyesOfCrazy.
1st Oct '17 6:18:02 PM LlamaAdventure
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* All Might, in both his HeroicBuild form and his more sickly-looking civilian form, has his eyes perpetually hidden in shadow with only his blue irises visible on occasion, making him look like he has BlackEyesOfCrazy.
29th Aug '17 9:51:38 PM PaulA
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* The [[MenInBlack Majestic 12]] in ''Webcomic/TryingHuman'' have eyes hidden in various ways (BlindingBangs, SinisterShades, a cloth with an eye symbol etc.), except 6, who's an artificial lifeform, and 12, who's new.

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* The [[MenInBlack [[TheMenInBlack Majestic 12]] in ''Webcomic/TryingHuman'' have eyes hidden in various ways (BlindingBangs, SinisterShades, a cloth with an eye symbol etc.), except 6, who's an artificial lifeform, and 12, who's new.
27th Jun '17 3:41:29 PM Lopiny
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* As a stylistic choice, ''every'' human character in ''VideoGame/DarkestDungeon'' has hidden eyes, framing them in shadow. The only ones who have visible eyes are the abominations and the Gibbering Prophet (who [[EyeScream plucked them out and is carrying them in his hand]]).

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* As a stylistic choice, ''every'' human character in ''VideoGame/DarkestDungeon'' has hidden eyes, framing them in shadow. The only ones who have visible eyes are the abominations that have too many, the Crimson Court vampires (who have giant mosquito eyes as a side effect) and the Gibbering Prophet (who [[EyeScream plucked them out and is carrying them in his hand]]).
28th May '17 12:18:18 PM Vir
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* Batman's eye-makeup has this effect, especially in the '89 movie and ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga''--his eyes seem to completely disappear behind the cowl. Edward Nygma kinda-sorta gets one in ''Film/BatmanForever'', when he says, "I'll ''make'' you understand." Granted, it's not quite carried across visually, but Jim Carrey more than makes up for it with just an ever-so-slight forward tilt of his head, a subtle change in his eyes, and that menacing, determined tone; his eyes might as well be hidden in shadow.

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* Batman's eye-makeup Flint's dad in ''WesternAnimation/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'' has this effect, especially in the '89 movie and ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga''--his a furrowed unibrow that covers his eyes seem to completely disappear behind throughout the cowl. Edward Nygma kinda-sorta gets one in ''Film/BatmanForever'', when he says, "I'll ''make'' you understand." Granted, it's not quite carried across visually, but Jim Carrey more than makes up for movie, save two or three instances it with just an ever-so-slight forward tilt of his head, a subtle change in raises to reveal his eyes, and that menacing, determined tone; usually signifying his eyes might as well be hidden in shadow.surprise or befuddlement.



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* Batman's eye-makeup has this effect, especially in the '89 movie and ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga''--his eyes seem to completely disappear behind the cowl. Edward Nygma kinda-sorta gets one in ''Film/BatmanForever'', when he says, "I'll ''make'' you understand." Granted, it's not quite carried across visually, but Jim Carrey more than makes up for it with just an ever-so-slight forward tilt of his head, a subtle change in his eyes, and that menacing, determined tone; his eyes might as well be hidden in shadow.
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* {{Eroge}} games tends do this in a different light -- ''usually'', the protagonist's face is never shown to keep them anonymous. [[{{AFGNCAAP}} This can serve to create a "blank slate" for the player to project themselves into.]]

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* {{Eroge}} games tends do this in a different light -- ''usually'', the protagonist's face is never shown to keep them anonymous. [[{{AFGNCAAP}} [[FeaturelessProtagonist This can serve to create a "blank slate" for the player to project themselves into.]]



* Flint's dad in ''WesternAnimation/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'' has a furrowed unibrow that covers his eyes throughout the movie, save two or three instances it raises to reveal his eyes, usually signifying his surprise or befuddlement.



* WesternAnimation/GravityFalls gets a terrifying one from [[spoiler: Giffany]] when Soos tells her he's [[spoiler: breaking off their relationship for Melody, a human]].

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* WesternAnimation/GravityFalls ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' gets a terrifying one from [[spoiler: Giffany]] when Soos tells her he's [[spoiler: breaking off their relationship for Melody, a human]].
16th May '17 12:57:28 PM Pfff133
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In some cases, it's simply caused by the character's headwear (such as a baseball cap or helmet) and has nothing to do with emotional stress. For when a hat does this, see EyeObscuringHat, eye-obscuring hoods go under InTheHood, and when it's caused by glasses it's OpaqueNerdGlasses. Only emotional moments qualify for Hidden Eyes.

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In some cases, it's simply caused by the character's hairdo or headwear (such as a baseball cap or helmet) and has nothing to do with emotional stress. For when a hat does this, it's the hair, see EyeObscuringHat, BlindingBangs, EyeObscuringHat is for the doings of hats, eye-obscuring hoods go under InTheHood, and when it's caused by glasses it's OpaqueNerdGlasses. Only emotional moments qualify for Hidden Eyes.
16th May '17 12:55:27 PM Pfff133
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In some cases, it's simply caused by the character's headwear (such as a baseball cap or helmet) and has nothing to do with emotional stress. For when a hat does this, see EyeObscuringHat, eye-obscuring hoods go under InTheHood. Only emotional moments qualify for Hidden Eyes.

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In some cases, it's simply caused by the character's headwear (such as a baseball cap or helmet) and has nothing to do with emotional stress. For when a hat does this, see EyeObscuringHat, eye-obscuring hoods go under InTheHood.InTheHood, and when it's caused by glasses it's OpaqueNerdGlasses. Only emotional moments qualify for Hidden Eyes.
25th Apr '17 5:23:28 PM bt8257
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A character undergoing emotional stress may be shown from a head-on view or directly from the side with their head bowed and their eyes covered by their bangs or forelocks. (Sometimes the shot starts from one angle and cuts midway to the other.) Even if they have no bangs at all, it's their brow ridge that covers them. Their eyes are not drawn, even when they should be at least partially visible through the shadow, giving the impression of a blank face above the bridge of the nose. This usually symbolizes a person driven by events to a point of unpredictable action; when you see this on a cutie, [[BreakTheCutie you know she's been thoroughly broken]].

This could also be used to show how remorseless and intimidating a monster is, particularily when it is attacking some poor, innocent creatures.

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A character undergoing emotional stress may be shown from a head-on view or directly from the side with their head bowed and their eyes covered by their bangs or forelocks. (Sometimes the shot starts from one angle and cuts midway to the other.) Even if they have no bangs at all, it's their brow ridge that covers them. Their eyes are not drawn, even when they should be at least partially visible through the shadow, giving the impression of a blank face above the bridge of the nose. This usually symbolizes a person driven by events to a point of unpredictable action; when you see this on a cutie, any cuties, [[BreakTheCutie you know she's they've been thoroughly broken]].

This could also be used to show how remorseless and intimidating a monster is, particularily particularly when it is attacking some poor, innocent creatures.
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