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21st Nov '16 5:13:25 PM WillBGood
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** Usually (but not always) averted in ComicBook/Batman66, as fitting the way Creator/AdamWest looked in costume.

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** Usually (but not always) averted in ComicBook/Batman66, ''ComicBook/Batman66'', as fitting the way Creator/AdamWest and Burt Ward looked in costume.
21st Nov '16 5:11:09 PM WillBGood
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** Usually (but not always) averted in ComicBook/Batman66, as fitting the way Creator/AdamWest looked in costume.
10th Jul '16 3:59:17 AM Hylarn
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* ''Anime/{{Gundam}}'': Many a CharClone throughout the Gundam franchise wear masks that have this property, with one [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam exception]].

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* ''Anime/{{Gundam}}'': Many a CharClone throughout A standard but not guaranteed property of the Gundam franchise wear masks that have this property, with one [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam exception]]. assorted {{Char Clone}}s' masks. The page image should give an idea.
2nd Jun '16 1:20:03 PM Dvandemon
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* The Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles were designed this way in [[ComicBook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesMirage the original comics]]. The only other media to retain this look from the comics was the [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 2003 cartoon]] (though later seasons give them irises, and the [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 2012 show]] uses them whenever [[LetsGetDangerous things get serious]]). The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles originally had Irisless eyemasks to simulate GlowingEyesOfDoom, without actually making their eyes glow. When they gave the turtles visible irises? They looked cute instead, regardless of how menacing they make their faces look.
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* The Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles were designed this way in [[ComicBook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesMirage the original comics]]. The only other media to retain this look from the comics was the [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 2003 cartoon]] (though later seasons give them irises, and the [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 2012 show]] uses them whenever [[LetsGetDangerous things get serious]]). The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles originally had Irisless eyemasks to simulate GlowingEyesOfDoom, without actually making their eyes glow. When they gave the turtles visible irises? They looked cute instead, regardless of how menacing they make their faces look. \n%%* ComicBook/{{Empowered}}. In the 2012 show this is justified as their nictitating membrane, a quality independent of their masks also present in Leatherhead when he goes into an UnstoppableRage.
* ComicBook/{{Empowered}} has Empy herself and a few other heroes.
18th May '16 9:07:28 PM MaskedAndDangerous
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* WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost: Though the character was never shown unmasked on-screen, artwork by Alex Toth [[http://blog.brendanmckillip.com/2007/01/space-ghost-unmasked.html shows what he looked like without his cowl]].

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* WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost: Though the character was never shown unmasked on-screen, artwork by Alex Toth [[http://blog.brendanmckillip.com/2007/01/space-ghost-unmasked.html [[http://colsmi.tumblr.com/post/73094612609/alex-toths-designs-for-hanna-barbera-productions shows what he looked like without his cowl]]. cowl]].
** In the 2016 comic series Future Quest, this becomes averted when we see a young Space Ghost with glowing eyes before he had the cowl.
17th Apr '16 8:33:52 PM Dravencour
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** For most Batfamily members, this is explained by the fact that the cowls contain special lenses for GogglesDoSomethingUnusual purposes. This is a generally accepted fan theory, however in close ups we can see that there isn't anything in batman's eyeholes. Either its artistic expression, or its just the way criminals see him because he's so damn scary.

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** For most Batfamily members, this is explained by the fact that the cowls contain special lenses for GogglesDoSomethingUnusual purposes. This is a generally accepted fan theory, however in close ups we can see that there isn't anything in batman's Batman's eyeholes. Either its artistic expression, or its just the way criminals see him because he's so damn scary.



* Other DC Comics examples who are usually designed this way are Atom Smasher, Aztek, Crimson Avenger, ComicBook/DoctorFate, ComicBook/{{Firestorm}}, ComicBook/GreenArrow and Arsenal/Speedy (Roy Harper), ComicBook/GreenLantern (with a couple exceptions such as John Stewart and Kilowog, who don't wear masks), Grifter, Hawk and Dove, Hawkman, Orion, Steel, Wildcat, and various other Bat family characters (Catwoman being a notable exception).

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* Other DC Comics examples who are usually designed this way are Atom Smasher, Aztek, Crimson Avenger, ComicBook/DoctorFate, ComicBook/{{Firestorm}}, ComicBook/GreenArrow and Arsenal/Speedy (Roy Harper), ComicBook/GreenLantern (with a couple exceptions such as John Stewart and Kilowog, who don't wear masks), Grifter, Hawk and Dove, Hawkman, Orion, Steel, Wildcat, and various other Bat family Batfamily characters (Catwoman being a notable exception).
11th Mar '16 12:56:28 PM StFan
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** ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'': All the masked characters play this trope straight with the exception of Rorschach, whose mask completely obscures his face, and Ozymandias, who (perhaps unintentionally) borders on ExpressiveMask (complete with the mask wrinkling when he frowns- in the original comic, at least. He's pointedly this trope in ''ComicBook/BeforeWatchmen'').

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** * ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'': All the masked characters play this trope straight with the exception of Rorschach, whose mask completely obscures his face, and Ozymandias, who (perhaps unintentionally) borders on ExpressiveMask (complete with the mask wrinkling when he frowns- in the original comic, at least. He's pointedly this trope in ''ComicBook/BeforeWatchmen'').



-->'''Flash''': "Those white Comicbook/{{Batman}} eyes were never really me anyway."
-->--''ComicBook/TheFlash #133''

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-->'''Flash''': "Those -->'''Flash:''' Those white Comicbook/{{Batman}} eyes were never really me anyway."
-->--''ComicBook/TheFlash #133''



* ComicBook/ThePhantom, who is the TropeMaker, [[OlderThanTheyThink preceding Batman by three years]].



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* ComicStrip/ThePhantom, who is the TropeMaker, [[OlderThanTheyThink preceding Batman by three years]].



* ComicBook/{{Empowered}}.

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* Film/TheDarkKnightSaga: These films usually avert this trope, but on one occasion in the Dark Knight he acquires this look via a [[TechnoBabble Sonic imager]] in his mask.
* Averted with the first battle suit constructed by Tony Stark in ''Film/IronMan'', which had open eyeholes in the helmet. Subsequent constructions of the Iron Man armor have this trope in play, as Stark prefers a heads-up tactical display to peeking out eyeholes. As a practical matter, eyeholes tend to funnel debris, shards and sharps toward the wearer's eyes, rather than deflect them like the rest of the headpiece. Preferable is a resilient, transparent material that blocks the eyeholes and shields the eyes; the blankness can be HandWaved as gloss from the shield's outer surface.

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* Film/TheDarkKnightSaga: These films usually avert this trope, but on one occasion in the ''The Dark Knight Knight'' he acquires this look via a [[TechnoBabble Sonic imager]] in his mask.
* Averted with the first battle suit constructed by Tony Stark in ''Film/IronMan'', ''Film/IronMan1'', which had open eyeholes in the helmet. Subsequent constructions of the Iron Man armor have this trope in play, as Stark prefers a heads-up tactical display to peeking out eyeholes. As a practical matter, eyeholes tend to funnel debris, shards and sharps toward the wearer's eyes, rather than deflect them like the rest of the headpiece. Preferable is a resilient, transparent material that blocks the eyeholes and shields the eyes; the blankness can be HandWaved as gloss from the shield's outer surface.




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18th Feb '16 6:54:03 PM kazokuhouou
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* ''Anime/SailorMoon'': Tuxedo Mask wears a mask that whites out his eyes in the anime adaptation. In the [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]], the artist {{averted|Trope}} this by giving him fully visible eyes.

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* ''Anime/SailorMoon'': Tuxedo Mask wears a mask that whites out his eyes in the anime adaptation. In the [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]], manga]] (and by extension ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'', the artist {{averted|Trope}} this by giving him fully visible eyes.eyes.
** Zigzagged with Sailor V: in (InUniverse) promotional images of her and the very first time the other senshi meet her, she plays this straight, yet the ADayInTheSpotlight episode focusing on Minako's past as Sailor V has her with with visible eyes (as does a video game version of her). Again, ''Crystal'' and the predecessor manga ''Manga/CodenameSailorV'' averts this altogether.
26th Jan '16 6:52:32 AM ChronoLegion
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* Partly done in ''Film/GreenLantern'', where it's by design, as the mask's purpose is to hide Hal's identity ([[ClarkKenting however poorly]]). The eyes are still visible, but are covered by a whitish glow. Additionally, the mask isn't real, being merely a Ring construct.
19th Jan '16 11:40:04 AM nombretomado
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* StaticShock: While the character's irislessness is from GlowingEyesOfDoom via electrokinesis in the comics, but in the television adaptation this design is averted by giving the eponymous hero visible irises behind his mask. However, his older self as shown in Justice League Unlimited plays this trope straight by having white eyes without the GlowingEyesOfDoom.

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* StaticShock: ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'': While the character's irislessness is from GlowingEyesOfDoom via electrokinesis in the comics, but in the television adaptation this design is averted by giving the eponymous hero visible irises behind his mask. However, his older self as shown in Justice League Unlimited plays this trope straight by having white eyes without the GlowingEyesOfDoom.
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