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[[caption-width-right:348:"Look at the eyebrows! [[Creator/PeterCapaldi These]] are attack eyebrows. You could take bottle tops off with these! They're cross. They're crosser than the rest of my face. They're independently cross!"]]

A normally peaceful or serene character wears a serious frown after getting quite a pummeling. Or maybe a fighter stops the common trash-talking chitchat.

If an enemy is unlucky, the camera will focus on the character's expression changing in a significant way, indicating they're about to go all out on them or die trying. If it's accompanying a [[TransformationSequence physical transformation or costume change]], it pretty much indicates the enemy is about to get owned.

Named after the very noticeable and atypical angry contorted face on an otherwise-normal character when this occurs.

See also AmericanKirbyIsHardcore.



[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Natsumi from ''Manga/SgtFrog'' sometimes does the Angry Eyebrows.
* Goku from ''Manga/DragonBall'', especially in ''Anime/DragonBallZ''.
** He expands it to his sons, Gohan and Goten.
* ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' - He even gets his face ''stuck'' in the "Angry" position because he'd been ObfuscatingStupidity and hadn't had the chance to glare at people for a while.
* Luffy from ''Manga/OnePiece'' plays this trope completely straight in his fight with Bellamy.
* In the not very well known anime ''{{Shin-Hakkenden}}'' the main character, and for that matter all the jewel bearers, aren't noted so much for their facial expressions, but when one of their jewels glow...um...run away and you MIGHT survive.
* In ''Manga/FlameOfRecca'' when Recca fights the monk with the "Oni" artifact. [[spoiler:"Hit me three times." After the third hit, mister placid buddha-face becomes mister I own your ass.]]
* ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'':
** Kenshiro has BigOlEyebrows to begin with, but when he gets mad and ''glares'', you know someone isn't walking away from the next fight.
** Heaven help you if his AloofOlderBrother Raoh does it. He might just punch your head clean off, and that's being merciful.
* In ''{{Anime/Monster}}'', [[spoiler: we get to see Grimmer's typically calm, placid face devolve to sheer rage after the assassins he was trying to talk to gun down an innocent woman running to him]]. And it is ''magnificent.''

* The Japanese depicted Samurai as excessively angry scowlers in their woodblock prints, possibly influenced by face-paints of the same in Kabuki theater or the real-life tendency for brows to stay stuck in that position after years of looking grumpy/worried.

[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* A rare example in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'', with Mr. Potato Head. When they encounter the other Woody's Roundup Toys,
-->'''Mr. Potato Head:''' Prepare to meet... MR. ANGRY EYES! AAAAAH!
** Subverted in that he actually puts on his spare shoes by mistake.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/RedCliff'': Gan Xing's give him a perpetual scowl similar to Japanese woodblock prints of ancient samurai (appropriate since his actor is Japanese).

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Sylar of ''Series/{{Heroes}}''. Whenever he's especially annoyed or pissed off, his BigOlEyebrows take on a life of their own and makes him look even more terrifying.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'': The Twelfth Doctor, whose first canonical appearance in ''anything'' serves as the page image. Hell, the first thing he points out when he sees his new face for the first time was that his eyebrows looks really cross.

* Appears on Creator/WilliamsElectronics' ''[[Pinball/NoFearDangerousSports No Fear: Dangerous Sports]]'', both on the backglass and on the playfield immediately beneath the flippers.
* Buzz the gofer has these on the backglass for ''Pinball/NoGoodGofers''.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Ryu of ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' and the anime film ''[[Anime/StreetFighterAlphaGenerations Street Fighter Zero Generation]]'' does it before going Satsui no Hadou Metameza Ryu after Gouki(Akuma) deals him a critical blow.
* In ''Project Justice'', the sequel to ''VideoGame/RivalSchools'', there is an unlockable alternate version of Batsu called Burning Batsu, complete with powered-up attacks, ripped abs and Angry Eyebrows. [[UnstoppableRage You wouldn't like him when he gets angry]].
* Ryu in the NES ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden'' games would always sport Angry Eyebrows when he was ready to kick some ass during a cut scene.
* ''VideoGame/{{Ristar}}'' originally only had angry eyebrows for boss fights; in the American version, they're present ''[[AmericanKirbyIsHardcore all the time]]''.
* [[GorgeousGeorge Narcis Prince]] of ''VideoGame/PunchOut'' will not let you touch his "beautiful, beautiful" [[NotInTheFace face]], so doing so is [[AttackItsWeakPoint obviously his weakness]], right? Yeah, [[BerserkButton except you just turned him into a British brawler]], his "beautiful" face now has a growling sneer, and [[WakeUpCallBoss you better be quick on your feet if you want to beat him]]. That, or wait until he calms down ("Stay calm, matey!"). Luckily, [[TacticalSuicideBoss his anger leaves his face exposed]], allowing you to sock him in the face even more until he's knocked down.
* ''VideoGame/{{Worms}}'' - the angry eyebrows are so iconic that when ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' cross-promoted it by offering a Worms-style helmet as a pre-order bonus, said helmet came with said eyebrows.
* In ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland'', the Gargantua Blarggs and Nep-Enuts have this as their most distinguishing feature - you see the eyebrows before you see the enemy itself.
* In ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamland'', while most of the bosses simply get a PaletteSwap in Extra Mode to indicate their increased power, Mr. Dooter gains these and a mustache to go along with his new red color scheme.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* Strong Bad from ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' specifically added Angry Eyebrows to his dragon creation Trogdor to heighten his "majesty".

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'': [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2003-12-22 This comic, last panel.]] Who knew Tedd could look so ''frightening''?
* Kavonn of ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate'' has some truly impressive angry eyebrows due to a combination of PrehensileHair and ExpressiveHair which have been the focus of several panels.
* The last panel of [[http://eheroes.smackjeeves.com/comics/1990846/a-hit-a-palpable-hit/ this]] ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'' strip, when Jane is sparring with Wrecking Paul and actually manages to hit him.
* In a [[https://thehorsewife.tumblr.com/post/161800951710/tjpones-jargwellprescott-horsewife-except guest comic]] on ''Blog/HorseWife'', Brownie puts on a pair of [[BigOlEyebrows huge]], artificial eyebrows "for emphasis" when she's mad.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Western example: [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090318221623/avatar/images/e/e3/AangDesertAngry.png Aang]] in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''
** Inverted with Zuko, whose [[PerpetualFrowner usual expression]] is angry eyebrows. You know something's amiss when he has the [[http://i55.tinypic.com/2d2jeix.jpg eyebrow of mild worry.]]
* WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack was a master of Angry Eyebrows, but they weren't always angry. Sometimes, they were just ''resolved'', and always, ''always'' shown in close up. In addition, the eyebrows were sometimes shown after his gi had been shredded once again, combining the eyebrows with a costume change. Followed by ass-kicking.
* Often used in WesternAnimation/SouthPark to express anger given the limitations of the animation.
* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents''. Timmy's Dad is mad at DINKLEBERG as a kid and wants to glare. Crocker comes by and pushes his eyebrows down into an angry face for him.
* ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' - Ben does this right before transforming into some alien form to own whoever poses a significant danger to his friends and comrades.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/BluesClues'' had Blue wanting to express an emotion (anger). One of the clues was a pair of "angry" eyebrows, and since the clues now sing for some reason, it lead to the hilarious image of some cartoon eyebrows singing enthusiastically [[CrowningMomentOfFunny "I'm scrunched-up]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin eyebrows~"]]
* Angry Eyebrows serve as Mooks in an episode of ''The Cartoon Adventures of Larry-Boy''. Seriously.
* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', during Two-Face's origin story, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtUBwucBCfQ they present]] Harvey Dent getting pushed to the brink by a mob boss... and then entering a TranquilFury as his SplitPersonality, Big Bad Harv, comes out to play.
* In ''Franchise/WallaceAndGromit'', Gromit does ''all'' his emoting with his eyebrows and ears, so it's a given he can pull off angry eyebrows like a champ.
* The characters on ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' when they get angry or annoyed.