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->'''Lucy''': Do you think my eyes are beautiful, Charlie Brown?\\
'''Charlie Brown''': Yes, they look just like little round dots of India ink.
-->-- ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}''

A fairly common trait amongst works with a simplistic art style is that the characters' eyes will be nothing more than a black dot on their faces. Many fans of animated works will be openly familiar with this particular trope since it shows up in both Western and Eastern animation, the latter of which is usually in the form of [[SuperDeformed Super Deformed Chibis]]. In some cases the characters may get SkintoneSclerae or CartoonyEyes when a shocked expression is needed.

Could end up causing OnlySixFaces or in some cases, [[CastOfSnowflakes the exact opposite]]. The only eyes to show up in a more detailed StickFigureComic. Might be a way to add a pinch of cuteness to the series.

See also PieEyed for an old-school variant.


[[folder: Comic Books and Newspaper Comics ]]

* ''{{Peanuts}}'', which [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] it once (see quote above).
* ''ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUS''
* ''LittleLulu''
* [[{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]] / Billy Batson in the [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]].
* Akbar and Jeff in ''LifeinHell''
* ''TheFamilyCircus''
* ''{{Dondi}}''
* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' [[ZigZaggingTrope zig-zags this]]. Characters' eyes are bigger and [[SuddenAnatomy have visible sclera]] when surprised, angry, etc.
* ''{{Cathy}}''. Played with in that the title character is the only one who ''doesn't'' have them.
* Most of the characters in ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}''.
* ''[[Franchise/{{Tintin}} The Adventures of Tintin]]''
* Some characters in ''PearlsBeforeSwine'', including the main characters, though their eyes often change to SphereEyes in order to show emotion.
* ''ComicStrip/LittleNemo''
* Johan from ''ComicBook/JohanAndPeewit'', and ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfsAndTheMagicFlute''[[note]]But not in TheSmurfs TV series.[[/note]]
* ''{{Zits}}''
* Most of the characters in ''PoochCafe''
* Knives Chau from ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim''.


[[folder: Film ]]

* The killer, after his face mysteriously turns into [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-EC2RKhFAq64/TtC8B1YYK4I/AAAAAAAACFg/rOt-WP54P1c/s1600/mask2.jpg a mask]], in ''Film/{{Bruiser}}''.


[[folder: Literature ]]

* ''Literature/CaptainUnderpants''
* Practically all characters in ''Literature/CliffordTheBigRedDog'', with the giant version of the title character [[NonstandardCharacterDesign being the only exception]].
* ''Literature/CuriousGeorge''
* ''DiaryOfAWimpyKid''
* ''The Berenstain Bears'' generally avert this, but when drawn from a distance they are drawn with this.
* ''{{Literature/Madeline}}''
* Most of the characters in ''Literature/WinnieThePooh''
* Illustrator Nick Sharratt, well known for illustrating most of Creator/JacquelineWilson's books, draws his characters with these eyes.


[[folder: Music ]]

* 2-D From ''Gorillaz'' has these because his eyeballs are fractured.


[[folder: Puppet Shows ]]

* Bear, Ojo and the otters in ''Series/BearInTheBigBlueHouse''. (That's more than half the main cast.)
* The bunnies in Creator/JimHenson's ''The Tale of the Bunny Picnic'', most notably Bean Bunny, who went on to be part of the regular cast of TheMuppets.


[[folder: Toys ]]

* Every {{LEGO}} minifigure until the mid-2000s.


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* ''Franchise/ProfessorLayton'', but only for a few characters (including Layton himself).
* The ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigi'' series uses this style for some supporting characters.
** ''VideoGame/PaperMario''
** Bowser Jr, the Toads, Boos, Piantas, Lumas, etc.
* Features in all of the ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER}}'' series games, but it's a more obvious stylistic choice in ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' and ''VideoGame/MOTHER3''. This also carries over when characters from the games appear in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros''.
** The fangames ''[[VideoGame/CognitiveDissonance Mother: Cognitive Dissonance]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/{{Mother4}} Mother 4]]'' follow this style as well.
* A good variety of Franchise/{{Pokemon}} have this sort of eye. Up until Generation II, a lot of humans had a style similar to this. It took a while for the other adaptations to catch up.
* Many ''VideoGame/{{Kirby}}'' characters.
* ''KatamariDamacy'': The Prince and his [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters many, many cousins]] have these.
* Peacock of ''VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}'' is the ''only'' character in the game to have these, as she is a parody of almost every old cartoon trope in existence. [[spoiler: Though in reality, they're not eyes: they're her empty eye sockets.]]
* All the livestock in the VideoGame/HarvestMoon games, as well as the overworld sprites of characters.
** The artwork for ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon64'' had the characters with this style, mixed with SuperDeformed, probably to match the previous games' style. In-game artwork was more detailed though.
* The first few eyes that your Sackboy gets in ''VideoGame/LittleBigPlanet'' are these. Justified in that his eyes really are only black beads or buttons. However, later on you get eyes that go beyond this, such as the cartoon eyes and the neon eyes.
* The Coconut Crew, a group of koala [=NPCs=] from ''VideoGame/SonicRush Adventure'', had these.
* Humans and once-humans in ''VideoGame/TheyBleedPixels'' have very large, oval black eyes, often with light shining off the center.
* VideoGame/{{Bomberman}} in most of his appearances, but there are some games where his eyes have a less-rounded, longer, "stick"-like shape.
* In ''VideoGame/DontStarve'', it's a common trait among male characters to have beady eyes. The only exception is Webber, who has white MonochromaticEyes.
* Most characters created by Creator/EdmundMcMillen will have these.
** Isaac from ''VideoGame/TheBindingOfIsaac'' has these by default, though they may change into things like BlankWhiteEyes or [[RedEyesTakeWarning angry red eyes]] depending on the kinds of power-ups he acquires.
** The main character of ''VideoGame/TimeFcuk'' and Steven invert this, being pure black figures with white bead eyes.


[[folder: Web Animation ]]

* The human characters on the educational website BrainPOP, most notably Tim.
** Also, the animal characters.
* ''WebAnimation/HowItShouldHaveEnded''
* Several characters from ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' such as The Cheat, Strong Mad, Homsar, Trogdor, and most of the Old-Timey cast.
* Tom, from ''WebAnimation/{{Eddsworld}}''. At times it's suggested that he doesn't actually ''have'' eyes, just eye sockets.
* Joel from ''WebAnimation/BonusStage'' had these up until his final art design. The first few characters introduced (except Elly, who had EyeGlasses) also had black eyes, but of differing shapes.


[[folder: Webcomics ]]

* ''Webcomic/{{Project0}}''
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''
* ''Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures'': Everyone in ''Webcomic/{{Jailbreak}}'' and ''Webcomic/BardQuest'', almost everyone in ''Webcomic/ProblemSleuth'', and pretty much everyone except the trolls in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''([[ArtShift at least in the standard art style]]).
* ''Webcomic/ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace'', with variants: Arthur's own eyes are heavily lidded; Nimue's have visible whites, perhaps because she's a WideEyedIdealist.
* ''Webcomic/OurLittleAdventure'', except for [[OurElvesAreBetter elves]]. And reactions that can't be drawn easily on a bead, like [[http://danielscreations.com/ola/comics/ep0499.html eyerolls.]]
* ''Webcomic/PreTeena'': Only the central character, or those closest to the "camera", are drawn with detailed eyes: most of time the characters just have black dots.
* Some of the characters in ''Webcomic/{{Sakana}}''.
* [[StockNessMonster The Loch Ness]] [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20110402.html Monster]] in ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob''.
* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' fan comic ''Webcomic/The10Doctors'' (as well as other ''Doctor Who'' fan comics by [[Webcomic/RichsComixBlog the same artist]]), the Fifth Doctor, Jamie, and Zoe (and the Eleventh Doctor in [[http://gorpo.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d31gjue a DeviantArt sketch]]) all have black bead eyes. Due to the art style, other characters have it from time to time -- mostly when drawn in the background.
* Everypony in ''Webcomic/TheDailyDerp''. (Ironic, since Derpy is otherwise a character famous for her distinctive eyes.)
* Also seen on everypony in ''Blog/SliceOfLife'', though the beads are colored differently for each character.
* ''WebComic/MountainTime''


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* MickeyMouse and Minnie Mouse zigzag between this and PieEyed in their classic designs, sometimes within the same short.
* Everyone in ''Clifford The Big Red Dog'' except Clifford himself has bead eyes. They are generally black, although a skunk that appeared once had blue eyes.
* Everyone on the Saveums except for B.B. Jammies, Olena, the crabs, and the grubs.
* Stimpy of ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' was given one of these as an [[OffModel animation error]] (in the "Breakfast Tips" bumper). However, Creator/JohnKricfalusi thought it was funny [[ThrowitIn so he left it in]].
* ''WesternAnimation/BrotherBear'': Koda's mother is this, although her spirit notably has sclera. Probably used to show emotion, considering it's the only time the viewer gets to see her be affectionate.
* ''WesternAnimation/StickinAround'' does this, since its art style takes after the traditional StickFigureComic.
* ''WesternAnimation/GeorgeShrinks'': Everyone.
* Yoyo Dodo of the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'', as well as some background humans.
* The pilot of ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'' had Coop drawn with half outlined eyes without any color to them or even whites. The part of his eye that would have been white was [[SkintoneSclerae the same color as his skin]].
* Some characters in ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'', most notably Barney and Wilma.
** In the earlier cartoons Barney even had empty circles for eyes. Does Barney have ProphetEyes ?
* Most of the cast of ''Franchise/WinnieThePooh'', which consists of plush toys with actual black beads for eyes.
** Also, Christopher Robin himself in any of his pre-2011 appearances.
* Everyone on ''Rolie Polie Olie'' except the Grandpa and Gloomius Maximus.
* Elroy on ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons''
* Practically all the characters in ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'', such as the title character.
** Jim Jinkins also used this eye style in his other shows ''WesternAnimation/PBAndJOtter'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Stanley}}'', ''Jo-Jo's Circus'', and ''Pinky Dinky Doo''; however, it was rather inconsistent---some characters would have it, while others wouldn't. For example, on PB&J Otter, Peanut and Jelly have normal eyes, but their sister, Butter, has dots for eyes.
** ''Stanley'' actually used this fairly consistently by giving most humans dots for eyes but animals (which the show taught kids about) normal ones.
* Most of the cast of ''WesternAnimation/PepperAnn''.
* Many characters on ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', especially humanoid characters. They often change in order to show emotion, though- most commonly to SphereEyes, similar to the ''Pearls Before Swine'' example above.
* Several minor characters in AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog.
* Certain characters in ''TopCat'', such as Officer Dibble.
* The cast of ''WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}}'' has these.
* Boomhauer and Cotton on ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill''.
* The groundhog/gopher in ''Film/TheLionKing''.
* Some ground lizards that are occasionally seen in the ''Land Before Time'' films have these.
* The Cast of ''WesternAnimation/TheMrMenShow'' may also qualify.
* Any animated character that wears EyeGlasses. Some retain this when they take the glasses off:
** Gus on ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' (Though it's averted by Gretchen, Miss Grotke, and Miss Finster (DependingOnTheArtist))
** Milhouse and his dad on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
** WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}: Arthur averted this in the first season, but fell victim to it starting in the second. [[note]]Additionally, this is played with in an episode where D.W. starts acting like Arthur and begins to wear glasses. They're simply sunglasses without lenses, but her eyes are shown without sclera. This is practically lampshaded at the end of said episode when closes her eyes while taking them off, only to open them with regrown sclera.[[/note]]
*** Also on Arthur, Prunella and Rubella (unless they're surprised) and some "real" animal characters such as Pal and Killer.
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'': Chuckie Finster and his father (when they're not wearing glasses).
*** Same applies to Didi and Grandpa Lou sans glasses.
* ''[[WesternAnimation/KaBlam Sniz and Fondue]]''
* Ike and every other person from Canada on ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''.
* Rufus from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', which is TruthInTelevision, considering that naked mole rats don't have sclera.
* ''WesternAnimation/CuriousGeorge'' notably caused controversy for ''averting'' this, seeing as the books portray the characters like this. Interestingly, when George dreams on the show, characters are shown in the "classic" style of the books.
* The cat seen in Whitmore's mansion at the very beginning of ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'' for some reason actually drawn with these type of eyes, but when we see the same cat again at the end of the film, it has the eyes of an actual cat!
* Hamm the piggy bank from ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory''. The ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' version of him has SkintoneSclerae instead.
** Also by Pixar, Peach the sea star and the seagulls from ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo''.
** One of Ms. Nesbitt's students from ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'' (a blue sluglike monster who bites Mike Wazowski in the arm).
** Back to ''Toy Story'', a whole lot of characters from the film. Justified, since they are toys.
* Billy and his father from ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy''.
* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'', though there are a few exceptions.
* An unusual CGI case is in many of the kid characters in the ''ScaryGodmother'' film adaptations. It looks especially bizarre with the way they blink in some scenes.
* ''[[WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland Total Drama]]'': Chris Mclean, DJ, and his mother.
* ''WesternAnimation/ClerksTheAnimatedSeries'': Dante Hicks (when he isn't shock by something)
* Most characters on ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo''. Johnny himself is shown to have them when he accidentally puts on [[Franchise/ScoobyDoo Velma Dinkley's]] glasses.
* Some of the background children and some of the DumbMuscle in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' have these kind of eyes.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Several non-sentient animals, and pony foals (excluding Pound Cake and Pumpkin Cake, whose eyes are respectively colored brown and blue).
* Played with in AmericanDragonJakeLong: With human characters: Asians have these eyes and other races have more detailed eyes.
* If you live (or have lived) in Spain, you may or may not remember "La Familia Telerín", a series of bumpers that announced that family programming was done for the day and that it was time to go to bed. All of the characters except Cleo (who has sclera), and Pelusin (who's eyes we never see) have these.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheFantasticFour1967'', SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom's eyes look like this most of the time. In close up shots, they look blue with black pupils.
* ''WesternAnimation/LittlePeople'' cast
* Some of the characters in ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'', including Idaho, Penny, Masami, and Carmen, though given the varying degrees of anthromorphism in facial structure it can be hard to tell which ones are BlackBeadEyes and which are SkintoneSclerae. Masami and Penny are both unusual examples in that their eyes and mouth both appear to actually be flat-edged holes in their bodies.
* When Billy Batson showed up in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' he sported these. While this makes him look like the way he was portrayed in the comics, it does come off strangely odd when he's the only person in the show with that look.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie'', Emmet and Benny have the classic solid black dot eyes of older LEGO minifigs, while the rest of the cast have the more recent white dots in the middle.
* Baymax from ''Disney/BigHero6'' has these for optical sensor devices, which is part of his [[CuteMachines cute design]].


[[folder: Real Life ]]

* Many animals have this, notably rodents. In some animals, this is due to the fact that their sclerae are the same color as their irises. In others, it is simply due to large irises.