History Main / YellowEyesOfSneakiness

24th Dec '15 11:35:20 AM Tacitus
Is there an issue? Send a Message
[[AC:{{Film}}]]
to:
[[AC:{{Film}}]][[AC:{{Film}} - Animated]]

* ''Film/AChristmasStory'': Although never shown, the narrator swears that neighborhood bully Scut Farkus had yellow eyes.
to:
* ''Film/AChristmasStory'': Although never shown, ''WesternAnimation/FantasticMrFox'': In the narrator swears that neighborhood bully Scut Farkus had original book by Creator/RoaldDahl, the eyes of Mr. Fox are just black spots on white sclera but in the animated version he actually has irises. The color of Mrs. Fox's eyes is blue, while Mr. Fox has yellow eyes.eyes that emphasize his [[GentlemanThief sneaky]] [[CunningLikeAFox nature]]. With a little FridgeLogic involved, this can even turn into a spoiler: [[spoiler:[[WellDoneSonGuy Ash Fox struggles to get his father to notice him]], while his cousin [[TheAce Kristofferson gets constant praise]] from Mr. Fox. In the end, Ash manages to save the day rather impressively... and his eyes are the same greenish yellow his father has, whereas Kristofferson has light blue eyes!]]

* ''RiseOfTheGuardians'': Pitch, the Boogeyman, has yellow eyes that glow a bit in the darkness of his lair.
to:
* ''RiseOfTheGuardians'': ''WesternAnimation/RiseOfTheGuardians'': Pitch, the Boogeyman, has yellow eyes that glow a bit in the darkness of his lair.lair. [[AC:{{Film}} - Live-Action]] * ''Film/AChristmasStory'': Although never shown, the narrator swears that neighborhood bully Scut Farkus had yellow eyes.

* In ''Literature/GoodOmens'', the demon Crowley habitually takes the form of a louche and cool young man in his middle twenties, but has to wear sunglasses to conceal his eyes - which are reptilian rather than human, yellow-gold with a vertical slitted pupil. He is a demon - therefore the embodiment of wily, crafty and untrustworthy.
to:
* In ''Literature/GoodOmens'', the demon Crowley habitually takes the form of a louche and cool young man in his middle twenties, mid-20s, but has to wear sunglasses to conceal his eyes - which are reptilian rather than human, yellow-gold with a vertical slitted pupil. He is a demon - therefore demon, the embodiment of all things wily, crafty and untrustworthy.untrustworthy, and is implied to be the serpent in the Garden of Eden.

[[AC: LiveActionTV]] * In ''Literature/GoodOmens'', the demon Crowley habitually takes the form of a louche and cool young man in [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Data's]] EvilTwin (Actually, he's younger than his middle twenties, 'Brother') Lore is identical to him... but has to wear sunglasses to conceal his eyes - which are reptilian rather do seem a little more Yellow than human, yellow-gold with a vertical slitted pupil. He is a demon - therefore the embodiment of wily, crafty and untrustworthy.Gold...

* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'': Averted with the SpaceWolves, who acquire yellow eyes (and other wolf-like characteristics like fangs and grey hair) via their Chapter's geneseed (jokes about species diversity in their genetic heritage are at your own peril), and are as far removed from sneakiness and subtlety as you'd expect jet-fuel-quaffing guns-and-power-axe-wielding berserk werewolf space Vikings to be.
to:
* The [[Literature/SpaceWolf Space Wolves]] of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'': Averted with the SpaceWolves, who 40000}}'' acquire yellow eyes (and other wolf-like characteristics like fangs and grey hair) via traits from their Chapter's geneseed (jokes about species diversity chapter's gene-seed, such as lengthened canines and yellow eyes. Most people would have trouble believing a mob of BoisterousBruiser, [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolf]] [[RecycledInSpace Space]] [[HornyVikings Vikings]] could be subtle in any way... and the Space Wolves are in no hurry to correct them. They're {{Blood Knight}}s who would prefer an honorable battle, but they [[CombatPragmatist also know how to fight dirty]], and [[ObfuscatingStupidity when to play up their genetic heritage are at your own peril), and are as far removed from sneakiness and subtlety as you'd expect jet-fuel-quaffing guns-and-power-axe-wielding berserk werewolf space Vikings "barbarian" reputation to be. get people to underestimate them.]] There's a reason their leader Logan Grimnar ends up in charge of most wars he's involved in, even when he's not officially in command.

* In ''VideoGame/TouhouProject'', resident liar and (spell)thief Marisa Kirisame has yellow eyes, as well as Yukari Yakumo (though they apparently used to be purple), who is known for being a very [[{{Youkai}} youkai]]-like youkai.
to:
* In ''VideoGame/TouhouProject'', resident liar and (spell)thief [[PowerCopying (spell)thief]] Marisa Kirisame has yellow eyes, as well as Yukari Yakumo (though they apparently used to be purple), who is known for being a does the very [[{{Youkai}} youkai]]-like youkai. "youkai]]-[[BlueAndOrangeMorality like]] [[TheChessmaster youkai"]] Yukari Yakumo ([[DependingOnTheArtist when they're not]] [[PurpleIsPowerful purple]]).

[[AC: LiveActionTV]] * [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Data's]] EvilTwin (Actually, he's younger than his 'Brother') Lore is identical to him... but his eyes do seem a little more Yellow than Gold...

* ''WesternAnimation/FantasticMrFox'': In the original book by Creator/RoaldDahl, the eyes of Mr. Fox are just black spots on white sclera but in the animated version he actually has irises. The color of Mrs. Fox's eyes is blue, while Mr. Fox has yellow eyes that emphasize his [[GentlemanThief sneaky]] [[CunningLikeAFox nature]]. With a little FridgeLogic involved, this can even turn into a spoiler: [[spoiler:[[WellDoneSonGuy Ash Fox struggles to get his father to notice him]], while his cousin [[TheAce Kristofferson gets constant praise]] from Mr. Fox. In the end, Ash manages to save the day rather impressively... and his eyes are the same greenish yellow his father has, whereas Kristofferson has light blue eyes!]]
12th Dec '15 7:03:14 AM ecuvulle6267
Is there an issue? Send a Message
to:
* Foxface from ''Literature/TheHungerGames''. [[spoiler:Her mutt-version]] is noted to have amber eyes.
14th Nov '15 10:47:20 AM Doug86
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* Medusa of ''SoulEater'' has these, which besides underlining her [[AnimalMotifs snake theme]] also reference her ManipulativeBastard nature, not to mention the ''[[AbusiveParents horrendous]]'' treatment of her [[AmbiguousGender son/daughter]], Crona. * To some extent, Hikaru and Kaoru from ''{{Ouran High School Host Club}}'' (Irises) However, they're more cheeky than anything.
to:
* Medusa of ''SoulEater'' ''Manga/SoulEater'' has these, which besides underlining her [[AnimalMotifs snake theme]] also reference her ManipulativeBastard nature, not to mention the ''[[AbusiveParents horrendous]]'' treatment of her [[AmbiguousGender son/daughter]], Crona. * To some extent, Hikaru and Kaoru from ''{{Ouran High School Host Club}}'' ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' (Irises) However, they're more cheeky than anything.

* Author SimonRGreen uses this trope a ''lot'' in his fantasy series, having a particular fondness for ascribing "eyes as yellow as urine" to beings that are undead, demonic, unspeakably-vile, or all three at once.
to:
* Author SimonRGreen Creator/SimonRGreen uses this trope a ''lot'' in his fantasy series, having a particular fondness for ascribing "eyes as yellow as urine" to beings that are undead, demonic, unspeakably-vile, or all three at once.
1st Jul '15 6:41:29 PM rjd1922
Is there an issue? Send a Message
[[AC: {{LiveActionTV}}]]
to:
[[AC: {{LiveActionTV}}]]LiveActionTV]]
29th May '15 5:18:30 AM ChromaticWasp
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Added DiffLines:
** Shuuya Kano also fits this category very well with his cat-like yellow eyes and sly, sometimes even vindictive tendencies.
28th May '15 12:44:37 PM Willbyr
Is there an issue? Send a Message

* ''Warhammer40K'': Averted with the SpaceWolves, who acquire yellow eyes (and other wolf-like characteristics like fangs and grey hair) via their Chapter's geneseed (jokes about species diversity in their genetic heritage are at your own peril), and are as far removed from sneakiness and subtlety as you'd expect jet-fuel-quaffing guns-and-power-axe-wielding berserk werewolf space Vikings to be.
to:
* ''Warhammer40K'': ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'': Averted with the SpaceWolves, who acquire yellow eyes (and other wolf-like characteristics like fangs and grey hair) via their Chapter's geneseed (jokes about species diversity in their genetic heritage are at your own peril), and are as far removed from sneakiness and subtlety as you'd expect jet-fuel-quaffing guns-and-power-axe-wielding berserk werewolf space Vikings to be.
27th May '15 4:57:30 PM TheMike
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* In ''VideoGame/TouhouProject'', resident liar and (spell)thief Marisa Kirisame has yellow eyes, as well as Yukari Yakumo (though they apparently used to be purple), who is known for being a very [[Youkai]]-like youkai.
to:
* In ''VideoGame/TouhouProject'', resident liar and (spell)thief Marisa Kirisame has yellow eyes, as well as Yukari Yakumo (though they apparently used to be purple), who is known for being a very [[Youkai]]-like [[{{Youkai}} youkai]]-like youkai.
27th May '15 4:56:15 PM TheMike
Is there an issue? Send a Message
to:
* In ''VideoGame/TouhouProject'', resident liar and (spell)thief Marisa Kirisame has yellow eyes, as well as Yukari Yakumo (though they apparently used to be purple), who is known for being a very [[Youkai]]-like youkai.
27th May '15 10:46:57 AM Sixthhokage1
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Subversion: "Phrased another way, the work is ultimately revealed not to be using the trope at all, but in the meantime was ''played up'' to look like it was." Lion King is not a subversion, nor is it an example
27th May '15 10:45:58 AM Sixthhokage1
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Subversion:
* ''Disney/TheLionKing'': The Hyenas and Scar both have yellow scleras, Scar is using the hyenas as minions, that help him perform a ''coup d'état'' so he can become the new king. Zira, the villain in the sequel, also has yellow sclerae. Also subverted: all the good lions as well as Pumbaa also have yellow sclerae.
This list shows the last 10 events of 61. Show all.