We've got a split going in TRS about eyes. Drop buy and take a look.
This one's splitting off Green Eyes
See these eyes so green
I can stare for a thousand years"
Despite the fact that cats can have a wide variety of eye colors, green is especially associated with them. In fiction, green eyes are often found in characters with feline Animal Motifs
, Cat Girls
, shapeshifters who turn into cats or Kindhearted Cat Lovers
This association comes from a variety of superstitious beliefs about cats. Because All Witches Have Cats
, a witch will most likely have a black cat with green eyes as her Familiar
. There's just something mysterious and eerie about green eyes glowing in the dark. The colour also helps underline the association with magic and the supernatural
- Catwoman has always had green eyes canonically, though she has been played by non-green-eyed actresses; she fits the concept to a "T", being mysterious and associated with cats.
- In Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland the not-so-trustworthy Cheshire Cat has unnervingly huge green eyes.
- Doctor Calico, the villain of the Show Within a Show from Bolt has green, catlike eyes. Not only is his name a reference to cats, but he's never seen without his Right-Hand Cat.
- Irena Gallier in Cat People, for which David Bowie's eponymous song was written (see quote at top of page), has green eyes and is a werepanther.