Created By: DragonQuestZ on March 13, 2011 Last Edited By: DragonQuestZ on March 16, 2011
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Eyes Of Flame

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The kind of eyes you can put out by crying.

Eyes filled with fire is a very strong image, and is a good way to convey that a character is demonic, possessed by demons, really pissed off, or some other reason.

Don't really expect the fire to actually affect things, unless this crosses over with Heat Vision.

Compare Glowing Eyes of Doom, Hellish Pupils, Wingding Eyes.

Contrast Ocular Gushers.
  • Flonne of Disgaea gets ticked off, and her eyes turn into fireballs.


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  • March 13, 2011
    peccantis
    I read something that called this the "flaming eyes of justice" when applied to 70s shonen heroes.
  • March 13, 2011
    DragonQuestZ
    ^ If there are enough, it would be a Sub Trope.
  • March 13, 2011
    Ronka87
    • Two examples from the Percy Jackson series. Ares, god of war, has creepy flaming eyes because he's a representation of violence and rage; he normally wears sunglasses to cover them up. Hestia also has flames for eyes, but hers are described as much warmer and less creepy; since she's goddess of the hearth, the literal "home fires," this makes sense.

    Also, sidenote, in cartoons this is often also a subset of Wingding Eyes.
  • March 13, 2011
    Methylene
    Speaking of Disgaea, Prier in La Pucelle did the exact same thing.
  • March 13, 2011
    BlackDragon
    In Ouran High School Host Club, the female customers gets flaming eyes when they're really fired up about something - usually a particularly adorable Moe moment involving the hosts. It turns into a somewhat bizarre plot-point during the episodes starring Ritsu Kasanoda, a young Yakuza Boss whose icy glare normally freezes anyone who comes near him. He winds up being Sweet On Polly Oliver, causing all the girls to get fired up about the perceived Yaoi romance, and even when he turns his icy glare on them, their fiery intensity melts it on the spot. "Don't underestimate the flames of MOE!"
  • March 13, 2011
    TonyG
  • March 13, 2011
    peccantis
    Related closely to the "flaming wall of fury".
  • March 14, 2011
    Koveras
    Anders' eyes burn with Cold Flames when he is feeling particularly angry in Dragon Age II. It is a sign of his possession by the Warden's other companion, Justice, who has turned into a spirit of Vengeance under his influence.
  • March 14, 2011
    Chabal2
  • March 14, 2011
    DragonQuestZ
    ^ That isn't fire.
  • March 14, 2011
    SilentReverence
    Nothing to do with stuff like FLAMING EYEBROWS!!!!, yes? Just to check...
  • March 14, 2011
    LeeM
    Lewis Carroll's Jabberwock.
  • March 14, 2011
    Evalana
    In one episode of Sgt Frog, Momoka's pupils turn into flames when she imagines using the next day's outing with Fuyuki as a chance to get close to him, but they turn into tiny rainclouds when Fuyuki mentions it's supposed to rain the next day.
  • March 15, 2011
    Chabal2
    • Everworld: Hephaistos is described as having literal fire in his eyes.
    • The Witches: One of the signs to tell a witch is that they have fire in their eyes.

  • March 15, 2011
    Deboss
  • March 15, 2011
    LeeM
    Hellish Pupils sounds like a school trope.
  • March 15, 2011
    DragonQuestZ
    ^ That trope doesn't mention fire in the description, so it's just another Sister Trope.
  • March 16, 2011
    doorhandle
    this is proably related to Glowing Eyes Of Undeath as well.
  • March 16, 2011
    DragonQuestZ
    ^ That's just a specific reason to have Glowing Eyes Of Doom.
  • March 16, 2011
    Generality
    Ba'alzamon in The Wheel Of Time has fire appear in his eyes and mouth at random intervals. A side effect of overuse of the True Power.
  • March 16, 2011
    Acebrock
    I may be misremembering, but I believe Ridley had this in his first appearance Metroid Prime 3.
  • March 16, 2011
    DragonQuestZ
    ^ Looked it up, and he does.
  • March 16, 2011
    Acebrock
    Thanks/ Also, the Omega Pirate from Prime on has these, until he dies.
  • March 16, 2011
    Kaerou
    Anime: Rock Lee in Naruto
  • March 16, 2011
    SpellBlade
    Related to Wingding Eyes?

    vv Whoops.
  • March 16, 2011
    KZN02
    Contrast Ocular Gushers.
  • March 16, 2011
    DragonQuestZ
    ^^ I already put that in the OP.

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