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16th Jan '18 4:27:47 AM Cryoclaste
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* Despite lack of functional organs, undead in ''WorldOfWarcraft'' tend to have either this kind of vision or GlowingEyelightsOfUndeath. Even the skeletons are somehow able to see you despite that they ''have'' no eyes. Presumably it's [[AWizardDidIt magic]].

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* Despite lack of functional organs, undead in ''WorldOfWarcraft'' ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' tend to have either this kind of vision or GlowingEyelightsOfUndeath. Even the skeletons are somehow able to see you despite that they ''have'' no eyes. Presumably it's [[AWizardDidIt magic]].



** Death Knights keep their eyes. Then again, they are very well preserved, skin discoloration being the only sign of rot. Their eye ''color'' changes from whatever it was in life to pale blue, or for a handful of NPC death knights, purple. Of course, their eyes also start ''[[GlowingEyesOfDoom glowing]]'', a traditional Warcraft trait for anyone magically empowered.

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** Death Knights keep their eyes. Then again, they are very well preserved, skin discoloration being the only sign of rot. Their eye ''color'' changes from whatever it was in life to pale blue, or for a handful of NPC death knights, purple. Of course, their eyes also start ''[[GlowingEyesOfDoom glowing]]'', a traditional Warcraft ''Warcraft'' trait for anyone magically empowered.
15th Dec '17 8:06:35 PM Perey
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* The lich and necromancer Xykon from ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' has GlowingEyelightsOfUndeath and [[ExpressiveMask Expressive Eyesockets]], which taken together tend to resemble photo-negative eyeballs.

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* The lich and necromancer Xykon from ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' has GlowingEyelightsOfUndeath and [[ExpressiveMask [[ExpressiveSkull Expressive Eyesockets]], which taken together tend to resemble photo-negative eyeballs.
1st Dec '17 4:45:40 PM WillBGood
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* Averted in the 1972 Creator/AmicusProductions film version of ''Film/TalesFromTheCrypt''; the two times we see characters who have been dead for a while, their eyes are completely gone (Creator/PeterCushing's character is the most memorable example).

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* Averted Memorably, if a bit primitively, averted in the 1972 Creator/AmicusProductions film version of ''Film/TalesFromTheCrypt''; the two times we see characters who have been dead for a while, their eyes are completely gone (Creator/PeterCushing's character is the most memorable example).''Film/TalesFromTheCrypt'' with Peter Cushing's character.
28th Sep '17 5:12:13 PM Montanto
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* Averted in The Tombs Of The Blind Dead film series, where the Templar Knights had their eyes put out when they were executed. Their revenants can hear you just fine though.



* Death from ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' is another example of a skeleton ''without'' eyes, merely with two blue points of light in his eyesockets. Probably because Death is not supposed to be a horrible monster, but a main character. Much of the [[CoversAlwaysLie cover art]] by Josh Kirby (falsely) depicts him with normal eyeballs, though.

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* Death from ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' is another example of a skeleton ''without'' eyes, merely with two blue points of light in his eyesockets.eye sockets. Probably because Death is not supposed to be a horrible monster, but a main character. Much of the [[CoversAlwaysLie cover art]] by Josh Kirby (falsely) depicts him with normal eyeballs, though.



* Lampshaded in ''Literature/SkulduggeryPleasant''. The titular character is a skeleton who can not only see without having eyes, but can also hear, speak, think, etc. without the necessary organs. When questioned about this, his answer is essentially AWizardDidIt.

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* Lampshaded in ''Literature/SkulduggeryPleasant''. The titular character is a skeleton who can not only see without having eyes, eyes but can also hear, speak, think, etc. without the necessary organs. When questioned about this, his answer is essentially AWizardDidIt.
27th Jul '17 7:10:03 PM WillKeaton
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* WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas: Jack Skellington can see and hear just fine without eyes and ears. In the commentary, Creator/TimBurton mentions that Disney wanted him to add eyes for more expression, [[AvertedTrope but]] [[UncannyValley luckily]], Jack's eyesockets were expressive enough to not need them.

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* WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas: ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'': Jack Skellington can see and hear just fine without eyes and ears. In the commentary, Creator/TimBurton mentions that Disney wanted him to add eyes for more expression, [[AvertedTrope but]] [[UncannyValley luckily]], Jack's eyesockets were expressive enough to not need them.
27th Jul '17 7:08:37 PM WillKeaton
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* The movie poster for ''Film/EvilDead2'', as [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/evil-dead-2-horror-movie-poster.jpg shown here]].

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* The movie poster for ''Film/EvilDead2'', as [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/evil-dead-2-horror-movie-poster.jpg shown here]].here.]]
24th Jul '17 1:50:21 AM PaulA
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* Averted in the 1972 Creator/AmicusProductions film version of ''[[Film/ECComics Tales From The Crypt]]''; the two times we see characters who have been dead for a while, their eyes are completely gone (Creator/PeterCushing's character is the most memorable example).

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* Averted in the 1972 Creator/AmicusProductions film version of ''[[Film/ECComics Tales From The Crypt]]''; ''Film/TalesFromTheCrypt''; the two times we see characters who have been dead for a while, their eyes are completely gone (Creator/PeterCushing's character is the most memorable example).
24th Feb '17 4:49:20 PM Prometheus117
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* Averted in ''Film/TheMummy1999'', the eponymous mummy has to [[EyeScream borrow eyes]]. Though for some reason, he borrows them from someone who can [[BlindWithoutEm barely see]]. Their myopia somehow doesn't affect him.

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* Averted in ''Film/TheMummy1999'', the eponymous mummy has to [[EyeScream borrow eyes]]. Though Unfortunately for some reason, him, he borrows them from the first person he comes across, who happened to be someone who can [[BlindWithoutEm barely see]]. Their myopia somehow doesn't affect him.him, aside from making him mistake the heroine for his long-dead lover.
15th Nov '16 4:15:19 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': In the story where the other three Dark Judges revive Judge Death by using the corpse of some unlucky citizen as his new vessel, there's a panel showing Death's eyes flickering open before he dons his helmet.
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10th Jun '16 2:29:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* Even the most thoroughly decayed zombies from Romero's later zombie films (''Film/DayOfTheDead'' and ''Film/LandOfTheDead'') have totally intact eyes.

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* Even the most thoroughly decayed zombies from Romero's later zombie films (''Film/DayOfTheDead'' (''Film/DayOfTheDead1985'' and ''Film/LandOfTheDead'') have totally intact eyes.
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