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4th Dec '16 7:57:47 PM Galacton
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A subtrope of {{Cephalothorax}}, a character's body is primarily an eyeball. Common variants include a character made of several smaller eyes (which may or may not be [[EyeOnAStalk on stalks]]) around one giant center eye or a single eyeball above a wide mouth. A third common variation is a single disembodied eye with a pair of demonic wings. These creatures will generally move by simply floating in the air like a bubble if wingless. If they have limbs, they tend towards tentacles or wings rather than arms and legs. May attack using special eye-related attacks such as [[TakenForGranite petrifying]] gaze or EyeBeams. Because of the symbolism between [[FacelessEye disembodied eyes and evil]], creatures like this are more often evil than not. It is also a good way to make them appear truly alien.

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A subtrope of {{Cephalothorax}}, a character's body is primarily an eyeball. Common variants include a character made of several smaller eyes (which may or may not be [[EyeOnAStalk on stalks]]) around one giant center eye or a single eyeball at the center of the body above a wide mouth. A third common variation is a single disembodied eye with a pair of demonic wings. These creatures will generally move by simply floating in the air like a bubble if wingless. If they have limbs, they tend towards tentacles or wings rather than arms and legs. May attack using special eye-related attacks such as [[TakenForGranite petrifying]] gaze or EyeBeams. Because of the symbolism between [[FacelessEye disembodied eyes and evil]], creepiness]], creatures like this are tend to be evil more often evil than not. It At any rate it is also a good way to make them something appear [[StarfishAliens truly alien.
alien]].
22nd Nov '16 5:44:33 PM ShadowHog
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* The [[http://doom.wikia.com/wiki/Pain_elemental Pain elementals]] and [[http://doom.wikia.com/wiki/Cacodemon Cacodemons]] from ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}''.

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* The [[http://doom.wikia.com/wiki/Pain_elemental [[http://doomwiki.org/wiki/Pain_elemental Pain elementals]] and [[http://doom.wikia.com/wiki/Cacodemon [[http://doomwiki.org/wiki/Cacodemon Cacodemons]] from ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}''.
16th Sep '16 5:16:44 PM Galacton
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* Mr I from ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'' is just an eyeball.

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* Mr I from ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'' is just an eyeball. It constantly faces Mario the only way to defeat one is to run around it fast enough so it get's dizzy.



** Wart is a mini-boss in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]'' that consists of an eyeball surrounded by heavily-armored frog-like scales. It is invulnerable while the eye is closed, and starts out surrounded by blobs which must be separated and dispatched in order to attack it cleanly. Wart is related to Arrghus, a giant-eyed jellyfish that appears in some other games.

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** Wart is a mini-boss in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]'' that consists of an eyeball surrounded by heavily-armored frog-like scales. It is invulnerable while the eye is closed, and starts out surrounded by blobs bubbles which must be separated and dispatched in order to attack it cleanly. Wart is related to Arrghus, a giant-eyed jellyfish that appears in some other games.



** They also show up as normal enemies frequently, with the Waddle Doo being the most common and recognizable one.

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** They also show up as normal enemies frequently, with the Waddle Doo being the most common and recognizable one.



* Subverted with Roggenrola from ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''. What looks like its eye is actually its ear.

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* Subverted with Roggenrola Unown, Magnemite, Magneton and Magnezone from ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''. What Duskull plays with this in that it wears a skull mask to hide it's single eye visable through the eyeholes.
** Subverted with Roggenrola, what
looks like its eye is actually its ear.an ear. Since it lives deep underground it is completely blind.
11th Jul '16 2:25:10 PM Soldancer
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* The [[MeaningfulName Oculons]] in ''VideoGame/{{Ascendancy}}'' (although like most of the other examples here, they're a [[PlanetOfHats race]] of chivalrous astronomers, rather than being evil or otherwise disturbing.)

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* The [[MeaningfulName Oculons]] in ''VideoGame/{{Ascendancy}}'' (although like unlike most of the other examples here, they're a [[PlanetOfHats race]] of chivalrous astronomers, rather than being evil or otherwise disturbing.)
11th Jul '16 4:55:07 AM Rakurai
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** They also show up as normal enemies frequently, with the Waddle Doo being the most common and recognizable one.
22nd Mar '16 9:34:52 PM PresidentStalkeyes
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A subtrope of {{Cephalothorax}}, a character's body is primarily an eyeball. Common variants include a character made of several smaller eyes around one giant center eye or a single eyeball above a wide mouth. A third common variation is a single disembodied eye with a pair of demonic wings. These creatures will generally move by simply floating in the air like a bubble if wingless. If they have limbs, they tend towards tentacles or wings rather than arms and legs. May attack using special eye-related attacks such as [[TakenForGranite petrifying]] gaze or EyeBeams. Because of the symbolism between [[FacelessEye disembodied eyes and evil]], creatures like this are more often evil than not. It is also a good way to make them appear truly alien.

The name comes from the latin: "Oculus" meaning eye and [[CaptainObvious "Thorax" well, for the thorax]].

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A subtrope of {{Cephalothorax}}, a character's body is primarily an eyeball. Common variants include a character made of several smaller eyes (which may or may not be [[EyeOnAStalk on stalks]]) around one giant center eye or a single eyeball above a wide mouth. A third common variation is a single disembodied eye with a pair of demonic wings. These creatures will generally move by simply floating in the air like a bubble if wingless. If they have limbs, they tend towards tentacles or wings rather than arms and legs. May attack using special eye-related attacks such as [[TakenForGranite petrifying]] gaze or EyeBeams. Because of the symbolism between [[FacelessEye disembodied eyes and evil]], creatures like this are more often evil than not. It is also a good way to make them appear truly alien.

The name comes from the latin: "Oculus" meaning eye and [[CaptainObvious "Thorax" [[CaptainObvious for the... well, for the thorax]].
1st Mar '16 7:09:35 AM Arivne
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* Junior in ''Webcomic/OneOverZero'' is literally a sapient eyeball.
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** Dr. Zin's Robot Spy is a SpiderRobot composed of a giant eye in a ball, set on spider legs.

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** Dr. Zin's Robot Spy is a SpiderRobot SpiderTank composed of a giant eye in a ball, set on spider legs.



[[folder: Webcomics]]
* Junior in ''Webcomic/OneOverZero'' is literally a sapient eyeball.
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25th Feb '16 11:27:29 AM UptownSurfer
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* In the world "Spooked" of ''VideoGame/MonkeyShines'', there are mooks which are just eyeballs that jump, float or roll around.
8th Feb '16 7:24:12 AM EryliaStarheart
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1st Jan '16 3:21:04 AM Servbot
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* ''{{Shantae}} and the Pirate's Curse'' has the Cyclops Plant boss, which is a giant, floating, [[EyeBeams laser-shooting]], [[FlunkyBoss slime-dripping]] eyeball protected by an equally large plant.

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* ''{{Shantae}} ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}} and the Pirate's Curse'' has the Cyclops Plant boss, which is a giant, floating, [[EyeBeams laser-shooting]], [[FlunkyBoss slime-dripping]] eyeball protected by an equally large plant.
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