Do We Have This One?
? Needs a Better Title
The ability to remove one's eye
(real or false) and use it to view hard to see areas during certain situations after placing it somewhere. The eye is not in any way connected to the owner, yet it operates just as well as it was. Apart from the creepyness value, it can also work as a Surveillance Drone
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, Helping Hands
, Losing Your Head
Anime and Manga
Film - Animation
- Gaara in Naruto does this during the first stage of the Chunnin exams.
Film - Live Action
- In the Toy Story series, the Potato Heads are often seen holding their eyes above their heads to see, etc., as a gag. It becomes a plot point in Toy Story 3, when Mrs. Potato Head loses an eye before leaving Andy's room, and later finds that she can still use it to see Andy's room from under the dresser where she left it.
- Discworld: Blind Io has dozens of remote eyes.
- In the Harry Potter series, Mad-Eye Moody's magical eye. Also, it's used by Dolores Umbridge as a spycam.
- In Vampire: TheRequiem, Belial's Brood has an investment called Flesh Spider that lets the detach body parts but still use them. This includes their eyes.
- In the second installment of the Thief series, Garret obtains a mechanical eye that he can see through, even when you take it out and throw over a fence or use it to look around corners. That's how it was explained to me, anyway.
- EverQuest has the ability with some spells, an item, and a monk disciple to send out an eye to investigate for you.
- Arguably the whole point of Krumm's character design from Aaahh!!! Real Monsters. He doesn't even have eye sockets -- he carries his eyeballs around in his hands. They get thrown around or rolled into places where he wants to see quite a bit.