Created By: TimeAndRelativeDimension on March 29, 2011 Last Edited By: TimeAndRelativeDimension on April 4, 2011
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Light Band Across The Glasses

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Tags Do We Have This , Rolling Updates, Needs More Examples , Up for Grabs

Index Glasses Tropes

Common in Anime, this is when a character wearing glasses, Cool Shades or Nerd Glasses varieties, has a beam of light run across one or two of their lens. Separate from Scary Shiny Glasses in that the light passes only for a moment. This may occur during a Glasses Pull or while Adjusting Your Glasses . This is a good sign of being a Badass Bookworm , and characters that do this are normally The Smart Guy.

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Anime and Manga

Real Life
  • Can happen in real life although it is rare, and annoying for any parties involved.

Community Feedback Replies: 15
  • March 30, 2011
    dellaphine
    Kabuto from Naruto does this often as part of his Traitor Shot.
  • March 31, 2011
    TweedlyDee
    Four anime examples already? Jesus...
  • its a common anime trope

  • March 31, 2011
    smesch
    Transfer, the evil jackal [[Master of Disguise]] character in [[Around The World With Willy Fogg]] has a gleaming monocle.
  • what medium is that?
  • March 31, 2011
    Dec
    It sounds a bit too much like Scary Shiny Glasses, TBH.
  • March 31, 2011
    Kaoy
    This isn't where the glasses appear to turn solid white and glow, but rather when when a band of light quickly passes across both lenses.
  • March 31, 2011
    Kaoy
    You know, I am thinking a better name for this would be Ray Ban Light Band, since Lens Flare is actually a little bit different than what I think this trope is getting at.
  • April 2, 2011
    INUH
    I'd say there's no reason to start the article off by saying "common in anime." It's an animation trope for the most part, sure, but it happens in Western Animation too.
  • It wouldn't be right to say that if theres no examples for western animation
  • April 2, 2011
    INUH
    As I just said, it happens in western animation too, but nobody's added any examples to the YKTTW just yet. Heck, I think it showed up in a Calvin And Hobbes strip, so it's not even exclusively an animation trope..
  • April 2, 2011
    peccantis
    Ray Ban Light Band goes too far, it took a while to figure it out even when I'm familiar with this thing beforehand. Ray Bans are sunglasses right? This trope mostly happens with regular glasses (and includes monocles and sunglasses, perhaps visors etc.) Light Band doesn't sound even remotely like a reflection crossing the lenses.
  • April 3, 2011
    Arivne
    I've definitely seen this a lot in anime. I can't remember ever seeing it in Western Animation.
  • April 4, 2011
    Kaoy
    ^^Actually, Ray Ban makes regular glasses too. They started as a sunglass company, but branched out while being one of the companies that pioneered transition lenses, if I am not mistaken. In other words, they have been making plain old glasses for about a decade now.
  • April 4, 2011
    peccantis
    ^ My point is still that I'd avoid using a brand name in the title unless the trope has to do with just that brand. And Ray Ban isn't that widely recognised. And IMO the rhyme kind of limped too so no added value there :/

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