Created By: Jordan on June 9, 2010 Last Edited By: Jordan on March 27, 2011
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Alongside the Eyeless Face and Extra Eyes, this is the other deviation from normal eye structure. Compare to the robotic version, the Cyber Cyclops.

Examples:

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  • June 9, 2010
    Chabal2
    • X-Man Cyclops, so named because of his large visor spanning his head.
    • The Ogres of Warcraft have two heads, one with two eyes and another with one eye. The one-headed versions also have one massive eye.
    • Mike from Monsters Inc: He basically consists of a giant eye, a mouth underneath, and limbs.

    It should be noted that Cyclops basically means circle-eye or wheel-eye, referring to its size. Therefore Cyclopean means huge, and not one-eyed.
  • June 10, 2010
    BlackDragon
    A couple appear, as minor characters, in Preacher. They're the kids of an isolated family living in the swamps of Louisiana, after generations of in-breeding.
  • June 10, 2010
    Lavalyte
    Lots of robots and evil computers are cyclopic. E.g. H.A.L., the drones from Iron Man 2.
  • June 10, 2010
    Arivne
    Film

    Tabletop RPG
    • The Cyclopean Ghoul in the Earthdawn supplement Scourge Unending.
    • Call Of Cthulhu supplement Pursuit to Kadath, adventure "The All Seeing Eye of the Alskali". The title Alskali monsters, whose single eye can hypnotise their victims.
    • Dungeons And Dragons has had a variety of cyclops:
      • Greek Mythology version in the 1st Edition Deities and Demigods Cyclopedia
      • Cyclopskin (cyclops kin) in the 1E Monster Manual 2.
  • June 10, 2010
    Unknown Troper
  • June 10, 2010
    shimaspawn
    • God Of War taking it's inspiration from Greek Mythology has you fight cyclopses at one point.
  • June 10, 2010
    DragonQuestZ
  • June 10, 2010
    shimaspawn
    Please don't. It's long, unwieldy, and obtuse.
  • July 2, 2010
    Unknown Troper
    Monsters Inc also has Mike's girlfriend Celia. Also, the logo of the titular company.
  • July 2, 2010
    amazinglyenough
    I'm pretty sure the plural of cyclops is cyclopes. The trope name should probably just be the singular Cyclops, unless you want to think up something clever.
  • July 2, 2010
    MatthewTheRaven
    ^ He's right. It is cyclopes, pronounced seye-kloe-peez.
  • July 2, 2010
    GiantSpaceChinchilla
    While The Seventh Voyage Of Sinbad had a Cyclops Satyr The Golden Voyage Of Sinbad had a Cyclops Centaur.
  • July 3, 2010
    Lavalyte
    Cyclopes are almost always evil. They are all Cylopaths.
  • July 3, 2010
    Koveras
  • July 6, 2010
    GiantSpaceChinchilla
    In Changeling The Lost one of the Ogre kiths is the Cyclopean. They almost always have a missing eye and their mien makes it look like one central eye. They do come in other varieties though.
  • August 29, 2010
    Unknown Troper
    Bump. We really need this one. Just Lauch It Already.
  • March 16, 2011
    TonyG
    Agreed. Bump.
  • March 16, 2011
    Stratadrake
    As naming goes, it's probably not a good idea to snowclone Our Monsters Are Different for cyclopses. Remember, OMAD is about how different interpretations of monster archetypes are ... well, different. It's not a placeholder for "works of fiction with that monster".
  • March 16, 2011
    Generality
    Monocular vision is symbolic of metaphorical narrow vision and lack of depth perception. As such, many human villains have one eye as an indication of their simplistic worldview. This also provides an excuse for an Eyepatch Of Power. Characters who lack perspective on a temporary basis might sport Peek A Bangs or some other occular obtrusion.

    And for a title I would just go with Cyclops.
  • March 16, 2011
    MetaFour
  • March 16, 2011
    fulltimeD
    @Lavalyte:

    Don't forget the Cylons
  • March 27, 2011
    MichaelJJ
    Bumping this back up because I don't think it's been launched.

  • March 27, 2011
    Kaoy
    Wouldn't the proper plural be Cyclopi?
  • March 27, 2011
    Rolf
    Anyone know if that user is astill active?
  • March 27, 2011
    MichaelJJ
    Checked his recent edits, he still is. he seems to have forgotten about this though.

    I accidently suggested this trope not knowing it was here. It really needs to be launched.
  • March 27, 2011
    Jordan
    Sorry. I tend to forget about my YKTTW suggestions. I'd appreciate if someone would launch this.

Three days must pass before this YKTTW is Launchworthy or Discardable

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