Created By: Discar on July 20, 2011 Last Edited By: Penzy on July 29, 2011
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Elemental Eye Colors

Eye color indicates what element a person uses.

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Sprung out of this TRS discussion, about the various eye color tropes.

Eye color means many different things in fiction. Sometimes they mean someone is special, or has powers, or perhaps just innocent. One of the common uses of eye color is to indicate a person's elemental affinity.

Also compare Color-Coded for Your Convenience, Technicolor Eyes and Elemental Powers

Examples:

Anime and Manga
  • Mizore, the Ice Woman of Rosario + Vampire, has ice powers and blue eyes. Interestingly, she can also control other people's water magic.
  • Zelman Clock from Black Blood Brothers has red eyes and is a pyrokinetic.
  • Shana from Shakugan no Shana has flaming red eyes when in full Flame Haze mode.

Toys
  • Played mostly straight initially in BIONICLE, with red eyes for Fire, blue for Ice, and yellow for Light. Later on (probably due to cost), fewer eye colors were used on sets.

Western Animation
  • In Avatar: The Last Airbender, people from the elemental nations (and thus what element they can bend) for the most part have their eye colors Color-Coded for Your Convenience. Blue for the Water Tribe, Green (or brown) for the Earth Kingdom, Gold for the Fire Nation and Grey for the Air Nomads.
    • Doubly Subverted by Toph, who is a blind earthbender, making her eyes grey. That is, until later when she learns to metalbend.
  • Wheeler on Captain Planet and the Planeteers has red eyes. And hair. Linka has blue eyes.
  • Stella, Flora, and Layla/Aisha from Winx Club have eye colors pertaining to their elements. Sun, Plants (or Earth, to some extent), and Water/Fluids, respectively.
Community Feedback Replies: 12
  • July 20, 2011
    KZN02
    Played mostly straight initially BIONICLE, with red eyes for Fire, blue for Ice, and yellow for Light. Later on (probably due to cost), fewer eye colors were used on sets.
  • July 20, 2011
    NoirGrimoir
    In Avatar The Last Airbender, people from the elemental nations (and thus what element they can bend) for the most part have their eye colors Color Coded For Your Convenience. Blue for the Water Tribe, Green (or brown) for the Earth Kingdom, Gold for the Fire Nation and Grey for the Air Nomads.

    Also compare Color Coded For Your Convenience, Technicolor Eyes and Elemental Powers
  • July 20, 2011
    jate88
    Zelman Clock from Black Blood Brothers has red eyes and is a pyrokinetic.
  • July 22, 2011
    Auxdarastrix
    Shana from Shakugan No Shana has flaming red eyes when in full Flame Haze mode.
  • July 23, 2011
    peccantis
    Anyone know of a nice composite/group pic for a range of characters with different coloured elemental eyes?
  • July 27, 2011
    Taelor
    • Homestuck: Blue-eyed John is associated with Air/Wind, purple-eyed Rose with Water/Rain, red-eyed Dave with Fire and green-eyed Jade with Earth.
  • July 27, 2011
    HiddenFacedMatt
    I think My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic does this, I'm not sure quite how though. (I haven't watched much past the first ep other than random scenes.)
  • July 27, 2011
    wanbli
    Wheeler on Captain Planet And The Planeteers has red eyes. And hair. Linka has blue eyes.
  • July 27, 2011
    Penzy
    I found a picture from Avatar The Last Airbender. I'll upload it once I resize it a little :)
  • July 29, 2011
    SalFishFin
    The current pic says... Nothing. Just that they have different eye colors.
  • July 29, 2011
    TTurtle
    In Kaze No Stigma, Ayano and some (not all) of the Kannagi family firebenders have naturally reddish eyes. Kazuma's eyes, however, only turn blue when he invokes his special power as a Contractor of the wind.
  • July 29, 2011
    donald
    The picture should have a subtitle, like: Fire, Water ,Air ,Earth
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