Created By: shimaspawn on August 2, 2011 Last Edited By: Oreochan on January 17, 2012
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Creepy Blue Eyes

The unsettling variety of blue eyes given to particularly degenerate characters.

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This is part of a large scale project to clean up the eye colour tropes. This is one of several tropes being split of of Blue Eyes as per the TRS thread.


This is the unsettling variety of blue eyes given to particularly degenerate and creepy characters. They tend to be either sort of light and watery, extremely pale, or the type that seems to be too open to the point where one starts to hope they'll blink soon.


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  • Jonathan Teatime in Hogfather has one blue eye. With a pinpoint pupil. And he's completely Ax-Crazy.
  • The last Kingpriest of Istar from the Dragonlance series of novels is a Knight Templar and is described as having watery blue eyes.
  • Kell Tainer in the X-Wing Series is mentioned to have very pale blue eyes, very slightly too dark and narrow to make him look like a madman. If this actually meant anything, the author was fairly subtle about it, but it does seem odd. Hardly anyone in the series has eye colors mentioned.
  • Ter Borcht in Maximum Ride has "pale, watery blue eyes"... and repeatedly states that the flock are overdue to be terminated.
  • Career Killer Anton Chigurh from No Country for Old Men has eyes that are described as the color of Lapis, and are supposedly very unsettling.
  • Stannis Baratheon from A Song of Ice and Fire is described as the "blue-eyed king who casts no shadow" in a prophecy. His eye color in that context, at least, is vaguely sinister.
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  • Castiel from Supernatural has the pretty-but-scary variety. Would you just fricking blink, already?
  • In ''The Vampire Diaries, Damon Salvatore has startling blue eyes, which further adds to his creepiness.

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  • Alex Mercer Prototype. He has the creepy stare, He falls pretty close to Gray Eyes on the scale of colors, but due to graphics issues. Early teasers and concept art indicate that piercing, creepy blue eyes were a characteristic of Alex from his first incarnations onward. A trailer depicts his irises glinting from beneath his hood's shadow and his shapeshift sequence changing every aspect of his body but leaving his eyes until last
  • In BlazBlue the eyes of Robot Girl Mu-12 are of the creepy variety. Especially in contrast to the red eyes of Nu-13 (who was either an Emotionless Girl or a Yandere if Ragna's about) and the hidden eyes of their predecessor Lambada-11 (who was treated as an Empty Shell) but most of all compared to Noel's green eyes, until she was Mind Raped and forcefully converted (or finished being built by some arguments) into Mu (don't worry, she gets better).
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Community Feedback Replies: 34
  • August 3, 2011
    Bisected8
    What's the difference between this and your Eldrich Blue Eyes YKTTW?
  • August 3, 2011
    NoirGrimoir
    Eldrich Blue Eyes is supposed to be for characters that are magical, this is for characters that are psycho and unsettling. They just need better names to indicate as such.
  • August 3, 2011
    Bisected8
    Ah, thanks for the clearing that up.
  • August 3, 2011
    shimaspawn
    The names are just place holders. Feel free to suggest better ones.
  • August 3, 2011
    NoirGrimoir
    Mostly the problem is that Eldritch can also mean creepy. I suggested Occult Blue Eyes, Mystic Blue Eyes or Arcane Blue Eyes for that one. I think if you change that Then Creepy Blue Eyes here works.
  • August 4, 2011
    69BookWorM69
    Are there two types here (the powerful-creepy and the watery type often given to evil-but-weak characters)?
  • August 5, 2011
    69BookWorM69
    I like Arcane Blue Eyes for the magic users, maybe Evil Blue Eyes for this one, though "creepy" might still work.
  • August 8, 2011
    shimaspawn
    ^^ I think that we have enough tropes for blue eyes that all the blue eyes are evil/creepy/crazy can stick together. These are also possessed by Anti-Hero's through too. Not just Evil characters.

    There's an angel very much on the side of good listed, but his eyes are scary and creepy.

    Scary Blue Eyes maybe?
  • August 24, 2011
    NoirGrimoir
    bumping
  • August 24, 2011
    pinkdalek
  • August 24, 2011
    shimaspawn
    ^ X Just X, and he's an actor. Actors don't count.
  • August 24, 2011
    Dawnwing
    • In Warrior Cats, two of the villains, Scourge and Hawkfrost, are described as having icy, pale blue eyes.
  • August 24, 2011
    shimaspawn
    • Stannis Baratheon from A Song Of Ice And Fire is described as the "blue-eyed king who casts no shadow" in a prophecy. His eye color in that context, at least, is vaguely sinister.

    ^ That's Icy Blue Eyes.
  • August 24, 2011
    ChimbleySweep
    Reportedly, this was the only part of Anton Chigurh's physical appearance described in the book, No Country For Old Men.
  • August 24, 2011
    shimaspawn
    ^ Reportedly? Can we get someone who has read the book to write the example so that it doesn't sound like a natter magnet?
  • September 16, 2011
    LOAD
    Scarecrow from Batman. Especially in Batman Begins.
  • November 1, 2011
    NoirGrimoir
    bump
  • November 2, 2011
    lu127
    Gin Ichimaru from Bleach has very pale blue eyes that he rarely opens. Combined with his pale skin and general aura of creepiness, opening his eyes indicates something nasty is about to happen.
  • November 2, 2011
    Chabal2
    • The two weasels (both main antagonists, with all the cruelty that implies) in Salamandastron have blue eyes.
    • One bad guy (nicknamed "Angelface") in Blueberry has blue eyes is a particularly sadistic killer.
  • November 19, 2011
    Tambov333
    Bump.
  • November 19, 2011
    Rytex
    Inverted in Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII, where Zack's sky-blue eyes, far from freaking Aerith out (she is afraid of the sky), actually make her want to go out and see it.
  • November 19, 2011
    troacctid
    How is this different from Creepy Green Eyes?
  • November 20, 2011
    Tambov333
    For one, yours is a Red Link.
  • November 20, 2011
    troacctid
    I mean why do the eyes have to be blue? Why don't creepy green eyes count? What's the difference?
  • November 26, 2011
    morenohijazo
    If I remember well, most (if not all) of the androids from Dragon Ball Z had blue eyes, although this needs confirmation (17 and 18 definitely had, as well as Cell in his second form).

    And I agree with the post above mine.
  • December 2, 2011
    LOAD
    This is a trope for how blue eyes (particularly pale ones) are creepy and deeply unsettling. If green eyes have that association in media, YKTTW that.
  • December 2, 2011
    ladyofprocrastination
    In the Tortall Universe, characters often comment on Beka's unsettling blue eyes. Unusual in that she is a good guy.
  • December 2, 2011
    erforce
  • December 20, 2011
    Oreochan
    Bump.
  • January 3, 2012
    Oreochan
    Adding examples from here and Blue Eyes .
  • January 5, 2012
    JobanGrayskull
    The Others from A Song of Ice and Fire are described as having blue eyes.
  • January 5, 2012
    surgoshan
    • An heroic example: Stephen Maturin, of Aubrey Maturin, has pale blue eyes described as being cold and reptilian, though usually hidden by colored glasses.
    • Kennit of Robin Hobbs's Realm Of The Elderlings has very pale blue eyes. He thinks they make him look weak; others find them unsettling.
  • January 16, 2012
    Oreochan
    Bump
  • January 17, 2012
    Catbert
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