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23rd Sep '17 11:12:35 AM cg12345
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* In ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'', Captain Terrell has one when they find him on Regula I.
9th Aug '17 4:49:05 PM Killerweinerdog
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** Mr. Krabs himself gets one in the first episode when he realizes that the [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Anchovies]] are coming to the Krusty Krab.
3rd Aug '17 10:32:34 AM CyokieRevott
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* Oz Vessalius from ''Manga/PandoraHearts'' sports this expression while in a TroubledFetalPosition after [[spoiler: having one of his best friends disappear in front of him, getting shot by the other best friend, and then proceeding to realize everything he thought he knew about himself and his connections to other people was a lie, thus triggering TomatoInTheMirror, HeroicBSOD, LossOfIdentity, and a bunch of other unpleasant tropes.]]
27th Jul '17 7:41:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* Directors like to get shots of Christopher Lambert doing this. Given he's pretty much blind in any role in which he isn't wearing glasses, it's because Lambert literally can't see much of anything in front of him.

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* Directors like to get shots of Christopher Lambert Creator/ChristopherLambert doing this. Given he's pretty much blind in any role in which he isn't wearing glasses, it's because Lambert literally [[BlindWithoutEm can't see much of anything in front of him.him]].
9th Jul '17 10:38:47 AM nombretomado
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The term [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thousand-yard_stare "thousand-yard-stare"]] is believed to have originated in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, and was coined for the faces of battle-weary soldiers. It was popularized in WorldWarTwo and named for the perception that such stares really do seem to be able to see very far ahead. Eyes cross a little when focusing on something reasonably close, but eyes not looking at anything will behave like eyes looking at something very far away. DullEyesOfUnhappiness can look similar to this, but they're chronic while this trope tends to be transitory.

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The term [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thousand-yard_stare "thousand-yard-stare"]] is believed to have originated in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, and was coined for the faces of battle-weary soldiers. It was popularized in WorldWarTwo UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and named for the perception that such stares really do seem to be able to see very far ahead. Eyes cross a little when focusing on something reasonably close, but eyes not looking at anything will behave like eyes looking at something very far away. DullEyesOfUnhappiness can look similar to this, but they're chronic while this trope tends to be transitory.



* Shown in the music video for "Ghost of You" by Music/MyChemicalRomance, much of which is set during the landings at Normandy during WorldWarII. The music video ends with a shot of the lead singer's stunned eyes.

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* Shown in the music video for "Ghost of You" by Music/MyChemicalRomance, much of which is set during the landings at Normandy during WorldWarII.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. The music video ends with a shot of the lead singer's stunned eyes.
9th Jun '17 9:36:29 PM nombretomado
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* Steve Austin has this look at the end of the ''Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan'' episode "Burning Bright". Hes carrying the body of his friend, Josh Lang, ({{William Shatner}}) after hed burned out from his brain boost.

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* Steve Austin has this look at the end of the ''Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan'' episode "Burning Bright". Hes carrying the body of his friend, Josh Lang, ({{William Shatner}}) (Creator/WilliamShatner) after hed burned out from his brain boost.
20th May '17 8:21:36 AM JackG
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* The little girl found at the beginning of the movie ''Film/{{Them}}'' [[spoiler:She is the sole survivor of giant ants that attacked the trailer she and her parents were in.]] Formic acid fumes revive her screaming '''Them!'''

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* The little girl found at the beginning of the movie ''Film/{{Them}}'' [[spoiler:She is the sole survivor of giant ants that attacked the trailer she and her parents were in.]] Formic acid fumes revive her screaming '''Them!''''''[[TitleDrop Them!]]'''
11th Apr '17 7:05:43 PM AthenaBlue
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* Used in ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' frequently. Finn gets one in "Susan Strong" when he contemplates being the last of his kind for too long. He gets another one in "Marceline's Closet", when he sees Marceline naked.
* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'': In the episode "Aye Aye Eyes", this is the Creepy-Eyed-Girl's default expression. Dexter and Dee Dee are ''very'' disturbed by it.
* WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck's stuck with one at the end of "Up A Tree", after Chip n' Dale blew up his house into smithereens.
* Mild example in ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': After Kaeloo [[spoiler: [[ForcefulKiss forcibly kisses]]]] Mr. Cat in the episode "Let's Play Peace Man", he sits under a tree and stares into the distance. A few minutes later, he recovers after she asks him if [[spoiler:they can do it again]].
* In the GrandFinale of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', while everybody is out looking for [[spoiler:Korra, who vanished in the [[FantasticNuke spirit energy explosion]] that destroyed downtown Republic City]], Asami just [[http://dongbufeng.net/media/gallery/displayimage.php?album=113&pos=1325 stands there,]] looking stunned and profoundly ''lost''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'', in the episode "Rick Potion #9", Morty gets this at the ending. With that ending, even the viewer has the same face. [[spoiler:Burying a corpse of yourself and then replacing their lives while you leave your own reality to die off in an apocalypse does that to people.]]



* DonaldDuck's stuck with one at the end of "Up A Tree", after Chip n' Dale blew up his house into smithereens.
* Used in ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' frequently. Finn gets one in Susan Strong when he contemplates being the last of his kind for too long. He gets another one in "Marceline's Closet," when he sees Marceline naked.
* In ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'', in the episode Rick Potion #9, Morty gets this at the ending. With that ending, even the viewer has the same face. [[spoiler:Burying a corpse of yourself and then replacing their lives while you leave your own reality to die off in an apocalypse does that to people.]]
* In the GrandFinale of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', while everybody is out looking for [[spoiler:Korra, who vanished in the [[FantasticNuke spirit energy explosion]] that destroyed downtown Republic city]], Asami just [[http://dongbufeng.net/media/gallery/displayimage.php?album=113&pos=1325 stands there,]] looking stunned and profoundly ''lost''.
* Mild example in ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': After Kaeloo [[spoiler: [[ForcefulKiss forcibly kisses]]]] Mr. Cat in the episode "Let's Play Peace Man", he sits under a tree and stares into the distance. A few minutes later, he recovers after she asks him if [[spoiler:they can do it again]].
* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'': In the episode "Aye Aye Eyes", this is the Creepy-Eyed-Girl's default expression. Dexter and Dee Dee are ''very'' disturbed by it.

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* DonaldDuck's stuck with one at ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': At the end of "Up A Tree", [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E20ZeroHourPartII "Zero Hour"]], [[spoiler:the surviving members of Phoenix Squadron onboard the ''Ghost'' for the trip to Yavin IV pretty much all have this look on their faces, after Chip n' Dale blew up his house into smithereens.
* Used in ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' frequently. Finn gets one in Susan Strong when he contemplates being
the last Battle of his kind Atollon resulted in heavy losses for too long. He gets another one in "Marceline's Closet," when he sees Marceline naked.
* In ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'', in
the episode Rick Potion #9, Morty gets this at the ending. With that ending, even the viewer has the same face. [[spoiler:Burying a corpse of yourself and then replacing their lives while you leave your own reality to die off in an apocalypse does that to people.]]
* In the GrandFinale of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', while everybody is out looking for [[spoiler:Korra, who vanished in the [[FantasticNuke spirit energy explosion]] that destroyed downtown Republic city]], Asami just [[http://dongbufeng.net/media/gallery/displayimage.php?album=113&pos=1325 stands there,]] looking stunned and profoundly ''lost''.
* Mild example in ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': After Kaeloo [[spoiler: [[ForcefulKiss forcibly kisses]]]] Mr. Cat in the episode "Let's Play Peace Man", he sits under a tree and stares into the distance. A few minutes later, he recovers after she asks him if [[spoiler:they can do it again]].
* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'': In the episode "Aye Aye Eyes", this is the Creepy-Eyed-Girl's default expression. Dexter and Dee Dee are ''very'' disturbed by it.
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27th Mar '17 1:30:05 AM Segal991
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* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'': In the episode "Aye Aye Eyes", this is the Creepy-Eyed-Girl's default expression. Dexter and Dee Dee are ''very'' disturbed by it.
26th Feb '17 12:51:13 AM upupandaway42
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* In ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', Comicbook/LoisLane has one after [[spoiler: [[Comicbook/{{Superman}} Clark's]] HeroicSacrifice. It's especially notable when she's lying on Clark's bed during his wake, staring up at the planets hanging from the ceiling]].
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