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Animal Eyes
A character has the eye structure of an animal
(permanent link) added: 2011-07-16 21:13:48 sponsor: Earnest (last reply: 2011-07-26 14:43:26)

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"It's, like, such a bummer that Snakeyes was already taken. I bet 'Black Mamba' isn't taken!"

I'm pretty sure we don't have this. Do we?

This character doesn't have normal human eyes, for any of various reasons their eyes are like those of an animal. They may have slit cat eyes, compound insect eyes, glossy and bulging fish eyes, or piercing bird's eyes among an animal kingdom of possibilities.

They may be just for show, a mere cosmetic difference brought about through a Partial Transformation, genetic alterations, or a spell. Frequently, and especially for bird's eyes, they carry Super Senses related to sight.

The Beast Man and some Kemonomimi will have eyes matching their particular choice of animal. In Sci-Fi settings, characters who are Human Aliens (including some Rubber-Forehead Aliens) may also have unusual eyes. In these two cases, this is to silently remind the audience that the character in question is not actually human.

See also Hellish Pupils, which may be shaped like a cat's, goats, or reptiles. See also Eyes of Gold, when golden eyes show a supernatural connection. Not to be confused with Fish Eyes, Puppy-Dog Eyes or Animal Eye Spy. The inverse of this would be Cartoony Eyes, in which animals have eyes that are human-like (although very exagerated or simplified).

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