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5th Jan '17 4:13:57 PM Phred
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* In the fourth season finale of ''WesternAnimation/AllHailKingJulien'', as Julien looks back on [[spoiler:the kingdom that he has failed to protect from invading barbarians and is now being forced to flee]], its reflection is clearly visible in his sad eyes.
30th Dec '16 12:00:56 AM Tron80
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* Used by Alan Davis in the first issue of ''Comicbook/{{Excalibur}}'', way-back-when. He had Rachel (one of the Phoenixes) staring into a campfire, and in her eyes you can see the Flaming Phoenix reflected. A commentary by Claremont mentioned that he didn't write that into the script, it was just something Alan Davis (the artist) tossed in that Claremont loved.

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* Used by Alan Davis in the first issue of ''Comicbook/{{Excalibur}}'', way-back-when. He had Rachel Comicbook/RachelSummers (one of the Phoenixes) staring into a campfire, and in her eyes you can see the Flaming Phoenix reflected. A commentary by Claremont mentioned that he didn't write that into the script, it was just something Alan Davis (the artist) tossed in that Claremont loved.loved.
* In Franchise/{{Superman}} story ''Comicbook/KryptoniteNevermore'', as third-rate villain Ferlin Nyxly is playing piano, his right eye reflects the Devil's Harp, an artifact which steals powers and abilities from other people.
1st Dec '16 4:56:42 PM coinneach
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** In ''Interesting Times'', Lord Hong spots the reflection of the tea-girl/would-be assassin in a messenger's wide staring eyes.
25th Nov '16 10:42:31 AM nombretomado
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* And parodied in ''AustinPowers''.

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* And parodied %%* Parodied in ''AustinPowers''.''Film/AustinPowers''.
15th Nov '16 9:57:26 AM rafi
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* In the ''Manga/{{X1999}}'' anime series, we see the reflection of [[spoiler:Fuuma's hand coming towards Subaru to pluck out his eye.]]
* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha''
** In ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'', we get to see the scene that triggers Subaru's UnstoppableRage through the reflections of her eyes [[spoiler: as they turn [[SupernaturalGoldEyes gold]]]].
** ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'' also gives us a nice view of Nanoha's Divine Buster Extension from the extreme close-up of a very shocked Vita's eye.



* In ''Anime/PrincessTutu'', at one point Fakir pushes Mytho's face up into a mirror, angrily demanding him to look at himself. The camera then cuts to a shot of Mytho's own face reflected in his eyes.
** The creators of Princess Tutu really like this effect. We also see Tutu reflected in Mytho's eyes after he kisses her hand (and similarly for Kraehe in another scene), and in the promo, Fakir's face is reflected in Duck's eyes while they are dancing together.
** In a bit of a variation, Rue once sees Princess Tutu in Mytho's eyes, reflecting what he's ''thinking'' rather than what he sees.
* The Hanged Man in ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' takes advantage of this when fighting Polnareff and Kakyoin. His Stand can hide in any reflective surface - including the human cornea. There are a number of moments during the fight where his opponents look someone in the eye and see the Hanged Man appear in front of their reflection.
* In ''[[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya The Melancholy Of Haruhi Suzumiya]]'', there have been multiple times in which Kyon is reflected in Yuki's [[WhatBeautifulEyes beautiful eyes]], in close-ups. [[http://i44.tinypic.com/2zhkrye.jpg Example 1]] [[http://i43.tinypic.com/2qcqxvo.png and 2]].
* In ''Lightnovel/FullMetalPanic'', there have been numerous times where Sousuke's eyes have reflected what he saw. One particular instance was when Sousuke was fighting Gauron for the first time inside the Arbalest, and Al started utilizing the Lambda Driver, and [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/s01e07x133.jpg Sousuke's eyes were shown to reflect what's on the screen]].
* A tiny computer screen image is reflected in Albert's eyes in episode 16 of ''Anime/{{Gankutsuou}}''.
* The climax of ''[[VideoGame/HarukanaruTokiNoNakaDe Harukanaru Toki no Naka de - Maihitoyo]]'' includes a scene where a character actually sees his own reflection in the main heroine's eyes (shown to the audience from his point of view). He proceeds to [[WhatHaveIBecome dislike the reflection]].
* Chitanda Eru and Houtarou Oreki's first on-screen encounter in ''Anime/{{Hyouka}}''.
* In ''Manga/GakuenBabysitters'', both the twins Kazuma and Takuma are reflected in each other's eyes when they are reunited after one of them got better from a cold.



* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', this happens when Momo Hinamori discovered Aizen's (fake) corpse in the seireitei.
** Happen again in the Arrancar invasion, when Orihime was about to be smashed by Yammy Largo like a bug, right before Ichigo comes to save her.



* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' Shikamaru does this in the battle [[spoiler: where Asuma dies.]]
* Played [[RuleOfScary for scares]] in ''Manga/SoulEater'', when [[TheHero Maka's]] [[OhCrap terrified face]] is reflected in one of [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Crona's]] eyes just before [[AmbiguousGender zhe]] tries to chop her up. [[spoiler:Soul [[TakingTheBullet takes the sword]] for her]].
* Happens quite often in ''{{Anime/Free}}'', most frequently Rin being reflected in Haru's eyes.
* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', this happens when Momo Hinamori discovered Aizen's (fake) corpse in the seireitei.
** Happen again in the Arrancar invasion, when Orihime was about to be smashed by Yammy Largo like a bug, right before Ichigo comes to save her.

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* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' Shikamaru does this in the battle [[spoiler: where Asuma dies.]]
* Played [[RuleOfScary for scares]] in ''Manga/SoulEater'', when [[TheHero Maka's]] [[OhCrap terrified face]] is reflected in one of [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Crona's]] eyes just before [[AmbiguousGender zhe]] tries to chop her up. [[spoiler:Soul [[TakingTheBullet takes the sword]] for her]].
* Happens quite often in ''{{Anime/Free}}'', ''Anime/{{Free}}'', most frequently Rin being reflected in Haru's eyes.
* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', this happens when Momo Hinamori discovered Aizen's (fake) corpse in the seireitei.
** Happen again in the Arrancar invasion, when Orihime was about to be smashed by Yammy Largo like a bug, right before Ichigo comes to save her.
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* In ''Lightnovel/FullMetalPanic'', there have been numerous times where Sousuke's eyes have reflected what he saw. One particular instance was when Sousuke was fighting Gauron for the first time inside the Arbalest, and Al started utilizing the Lambda Driver, and [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/s01e07x133.jpg Sousuke's eyes were shown to reflect what's on the screen]].
* In ''Manga/GakuenBabysitters'', both the twins Kazuma and Takuma are reflected in each other's eyes when they are reunited after one of them got better from a cold.
* A tiny computer screen image is reflected in Albert's eyes in episode 16 of ''Anime/{{Gankutsuou}}''.
* In ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'', there have been multiple times in which Kyon is reflected in Yuki's [[WhatBeautifulEyes beautiful eyes]], in close-ups. [[http://i44.tinypic.com/2zhkrye.jpg Example 1]] [[http://i43.tinypic.com/2qcqxvo.png and 2]].
* The climax of ''[[VideoGame/HarukanaruTokiNoNakaDe Harukanaru Toki no Naka de - Maihitoyo]]'' includes a scene where a character actually sees his own reflection in the main heroine's eyes (shown to the audience from his point of view). He proceeds to [[WhatHaveIBecome dislike the reflection]].
* Chitanda Eru and Houtarou Oreki's first on-screen encounter in ''Anime/{{Hyouka}}''.
* The Hanged Man in ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' takes advantage of this when fighting Polnareff and Kakyoin. His Stand can hide in any reflective surface - including the human cornea. There are a number of moments during the fight where his opponents look someone in the eye and see the Hanged Man appear in front of their reflection.
* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha''
** In ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'', we get to see the scene that triggers Subaru's UnstoppableRage through the reflections of her eyes [[spoiler: as they turn [[SupernaturalGoldEyes gold]]]].
** ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'' also gives us a nice view of Nanoha's Divine Buster Extension from the extreme close-up of a very shocked Vita's eye.
* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' Shikamaru does this in the battle [[spoiler: where Asuma dies.]]
* In ''Anime/PrincessTutu'', at one point Fakir pushes Mytho's face up into a mirror, angrily demanding him to look at himself. The camera then cuts to a shot of Mytho's own face reflected in his eyes.
** The creators of Princess Tutu really like this effect. We also see Tutu reflected in Mytho's eyes after he kisses her hand (and similarly for Kraehe in another scene), and in the promo, Fakir's face is reflected in Duck's eyes while they are dancing together.
** In a bit of a variation, Rue once sees Princess Tutu in Mytho's eyes, reflecting what he's ''thinking'' rather than what he sees.
* Played [[RuleOfScary for scares]] in ''Manga/SoulEater'', when [[TheHero Maka's]] [[OhCrap terrified face]] is reflected in one of [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Crona's]] eyes just before [[AmbiguousGender zhe]] tries to chop her up. [[spoiler:Soul [[TakingTheBullet takes the sword]] for her]].
* In the ''Manga/{{X1999}}'' anime series, we see the reflection of [[spoiler:Fuuma's hand coming towards Subaru to pluck out his eye.]]
15th Nov '16 9:49:10 AM GojiBiscuits
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A character's eyes reflecting what they see. A useful visual effect because it allows the audience to see the character's reaction at the same time as they see the action happening. It's a nifty effect that has not passed the notice of writers and has been used by them in various ways.

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A character's eyes reflecting what they see. A useful visual effect because it allows the audience to see the character's reaction at the same time as they see the action happening. It's a nifty effect that has not passed the notice of writers and has been used by them in various ways.
ways. Very much TruthInTelevision, although exaggerated for more visual effect.
4th Oct '16 11:10:58 PM AwkwardTurtle
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* In ''Webcomic/UncommonAnimals'', [[http://uncommonanimals.thecomicseries.com/comics/9/ Terry's eye]] shows her computer shutting down.

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* In ''Webcomic/UncommonAnimals'', [[http://uncommonanimals.thecomicseries.com/comics/9/ com/comics/8/ Terry's eye]] shows her computer shutting down.
4th Sep '16 8:24:54 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* In ''Film/WildWildWest'', West spots a potential assassin through the reflection in Ms. East's eyes.
18th Aug '16 12:11:46 AM PaulA
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* Mentioned briefly in [[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Diplomatic Immunity]]: the small cabin Miles is using on a fast cruiser doesn't have a mirror, so he has to use his wife's eyes instead.
25th Jul '16 3:53:49 AM MJNSEIFER
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[[folder:Music]]
* The music video for Robert Miles and Maria Nayler's version of "One & One" does this in four different scenes, with a different person being reflected in Robert's eye each time. The third time it is done, it is actually Robert being reflected in another man's eye, and the second occurrence shows a different person being reflected in Robert's eye, depending on which version you're watching.
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