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[[caption-width-right:203:And yet, he's a damn good sheepdog...]]

->'''Sophie:''' But speaking of heat, how's your face doing under all that hair?\\
'''Shigure:''' Uh... it's... fine? Why wouldn't it be?\\
'''Sophie:''' Huh. I guess I thought it would get super hot under there. And you don't ever trip or have problems seeing or anything? It's just that that hairstyle looks like it'd get awfully frustrating.\\
'''Shigure:''' No, it's not frustrating. And I can see just fine. Haha.
-->-- ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates''

A character with Blinding Bangs has a mop of hair that completely obscures his or her eyes -- and sometimes [[TheFaceless the whole face]]. The character's eyes are covered all the time, to the point we rarely, [[TheUnReveal if ever]], see them, and can even wonder whether this personage ''has'' eyes.

How such a character could see clearly through such a thick curtain of hair -- as is usually the case -- is most often completely ignored. A trope much more common in comics and animation than in live-action (since it's a bit hard for an actor to play while blinded by such a hairdo).

This {{personal appearance trope|s}} can be used to convey various things. In western works, a character with such a hairstyle is often a bit of a dumbass; you very rarely, if at all, see permanent Blinding Bangs on a personage with above-average intelligence. Since obscuring the eyes also obscures emotion, the character will usually seem a bit cool-headed, if not an outright stoic. Also frequently used in {{Anime}} and {{Manga}} to illustrate a shy one -- girls with this hairstyle are called "maegamikko" or "mekakure" in Japan. Unlike the temporary kind of face-concealing hair a character might have when depressed, Blinding Bangs are usually not a sign of depression, although perpetually mopey characters might also have them.

The StringyHairedGhostGirl usually has these. Compare with PeekABangs, which cover only one eye. Contrast with HiddenEyes, which is usually just temporary. Closely related is the EyeObscuringHat.

[[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] a [[BlindedByTheLight flash grenade]].



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Similar to the DatingSim visual novels (see below), many protagonists in pornographic anime (better known as ''hentai'' in the West) have bangs that obscure their eyes, giving them faceless features.
* Nodoka of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' started with Blinding Bangs, though she switches between this and PeekABangs after the first chapter. (In some parts of the manga, she switches so often between visible eyes/hidden eyes, it looks like her hair keeps growing/shortening between panels.)
* Urabe's eyes are pretty much always obscured by her bangs in ''Manga/MysteriousGirlfriendX''... and it's actually one of the ways she's mysterious. When a friend does her hair and gets her bangs out of her eyes, she complains that everything seems so... ''bright''.
* Hazumu has this initially in ''Manga/KashimashiGirlMeetsGirl'' until [[GenderBender he becomes a girl]] and his/her eyes are revealed.
* The ghost girl in the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' episode "Ghoul Daze!" had her eyes covered by her bangs, adding to her creepiness. One of them shows for an instance when she uses her HypnoticGaze on a person.
* Yūichirō in ''Anime/SailorMoon'' has a moderate case of this (along with PermaStubble). We get to see his eyes a lot more than most of the other characters listed here; however, he usually is shown as having Blinding Bangs. Although in defiance of the standard versions of this trope he is neither shy nor an idiot (most of the time). It's to make him look unkempt and rough to contrast with his sweet personality.
* ''Anime/KirbyOfTheStars'': [[AnnoyingYoungerSibling Tuff]] is known to sport this look. You never see his eyes... [[MindControlEyes So it can sometimes be hard to tell if he's hypnotized or not...]]
* ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'':
** [[EvilPrince Belphegor]]. Not so much "shy" as "completely batshit insane".
** Also, his twin brother Rasiel and Pantera who works for Longchamp.
* Hiroshi Sotomura in ''Manga/StrawberryOneHundredPercent''. The only time his eyes ever become visible is a case of GlowingEyesOfDoom. As the resident pervert, it probably helps him hide where his gaze wanders....
* Joker from ''Manga/FlameOfRecca'' usually covers his eyes with a hat, but he's got blinding bangs underneath as well. Not shy at all, although he does love to play at ObfuscatingStupidity.
* Tensou from ''LightNovel/{{Inukami}}'' has these bangs, which are indicative of her shyness.
* Ochibana Ame from ''LightNovel/DenpaTekiNaKanojo''. This leads to a BeautifulAllAlong moment when Juu sees her with her bangs slicked back.
* From ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', young Nagato [[spoiler:alias Pain, to hide his [[MagicalEye Rinnegan pupils]] until TheReveal.]] Quickly switches to PeekABangs.
* Undertaker from ''Manga/BlackButler''. [[spoiler:Serves as a plot-point later in the manga, as his Blinding Bangs obscure his [[RedEyesTakeWarning Shinigami Eyes]]]]
* M1/En from ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' has Blinding Bangs. When Genkai uses her Fist of Cleansing technique to purify him, his eyes are revealed to be VERY effeminate.
* Kiri Komori of ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' is known for her forelocks which either partially or completely cover her eyes.
* ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'' pokes fun at this trope for being a telltale sign of the DatingSim protagonist (see below) when Hayate spies upon a oneshot character with the textbook appearance of such a character.
* After five years (or a one-month hiatus in real time), ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'' returned with its second season, in which a greatly changed Baam has this hairdo. This gives us little to no insight into his emotional state, which greatly intensifies the mystery around him and the time gap between seasons.
* Ritsu Tainaka from ''Manga/KOn'' is known among her bandmates for her large forehead. They don't recognize her in Episode 4 of Season 1 when she takes off her hairband and reveal that her natural hairstyle is actually this trope.
* Kirin from ''Manga/SixSixSixSatan'' has this. Then again, [[EyeScream there's a good reason for that...]]
* ''Anime/{{Beyblade}}'':
** Kenny from the Bladebreakers team. His hair always cover his glasses and predictably, he is the nerdy brain of the entire team.
** Beyblade's spin-off series, ''Anime/MetalFightBeyblade'', gives us quite a different example in the form of Reiji. He's actually quite the sadist. We do see his eyes occasionally, but that only means more trouble for his victims....
* Brief from ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt''. [[spoiler:[[WhatBeautifulEyes Once they're]] [[BeautifulAllAlong out of the way, though...]]]]
* In ''Manga/LuckyStar'', Kou asks Yama-san if her bangs don't get in the way, and she admits they're a little hard on the eyes. The reason she doesn't cut them is because she considers her ''face'' "hard on the eyes".
* ''Manga/OnePiece'': Sadi-Chan from Impel Down. A huge mane of blonde hair ''and'' Blinding Bangs, emphasizing her sadistic nature.
* Shinichi Akiyama in ''Manga/LiarGame'' features this a majority of the time. Combined with fact he keeps a distance from others, it serves to help add to his aloof nature.
* Nihiru from ''Manga/BoboboboBobobo'' and Geronmino Jr. from ''Manga/{{Kinnikuman}}'', both of whom were turned into Ringo Starr parodies in the dub.
* The stage chief Sakura in ''Manga/AKB49RenaiKinshiJourei'' has them by default, which disappear when she gets serious.
* Luna Inverse, Lina Inverse's older sister, from ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'', has eyes hidden by her bangs. Though it doesn't make her look that threatening, Lina is certainly scared of her.
* Nekozawa has bangs that cover his eyes, while wearing his cloak, adding to his shady nature. One of the lackeys of the Newspaper Club has this hairstyle in ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub''.
* For some reason, while this is not true in the anime, official artwork of ''Tenshi no Shippo'' depicts Goro Mutsumi with long bangs over his eyes. Though the bangs aren't as long as most on this list, his bangs and the shadow cast by them completely obscure his eyes. When Goro's father's face is finally revealed, he is shown to have such bangs as well.
* Tenri from ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows'' has thick bangs that cover her eyes initially, representing her shyness (her eyes are visible when she is being possessed by Diana). After her arc, however, she cuts her bangs.
* Although Chad from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' sometimes appears to have PeekABangs, he'll occasionally [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb57886/bleach/en/images/2/26/Don_kanoji%27s_tv_show.jpg have]] [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb57886/bleach/en/images/4/44/Orihimeandtheothersnoticetheexecution.jpg Blinding]] [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb57886/bleach/en/images/4/4a/Ichigo_saves_Chad_from_Di_Roy.jpg Bangs]].
* ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'' has young villain [[EnfanteTerrible Ascot]]. [[spoiler:He retains them after his HeelFaceTurn, but his eyes become visible more often]].
* In Episode 7 of ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'', [[spoiler:Yasu]] is drawn with [[AmbiguousGender his/her]] eyes covered by his/her hair (manga only, since s/he doesn't have a sprite in the VisualNovel).
* Haruichi from ''Manga/DiamondNoAce'' has bangs long enough to cover his eyes, yet has no apparent problem with seeing the ball in play, judging by his strong defensive skills and how well he bats. His hairstyle usually switches to PeekABangs during dramatic moments though, such as crucial at bats where he's a pinch hitter. Interestingly, his older brother Ryosuke doesn't show his eyes much either by [[EyesAlwaysShut always keeping them shut]].
* Berg-Katze from ''Anime/GatchamanCrowds'' has bangs that hide his eyes most of the time in the first season. Eventually, he's revealed to have [[RedEyesTakeWarning disturbing red eyes]] with ExoticEyeDesigns when they're actually shown. In the director's cut to the season finale, he ends up losing the blinding part of his bangs along with most of his long, messy hair when Hajime gives him an impromptu haircut with her scissors. As a result, in the sequel ''Insight'', his eyes are always visible now thanks to his cropped hair whenever he is shown talking [[spoiler:from within Hajime's MentalWorld after getting merged with her]].
* Mitsuru Sano from ''Manga/CaptainTsubasa'' has them for most of the time we see him. Occasionally PeekABangs, but we do see both of his on rare occassions.
* ''Manga/BungouStrayDogs'''s Edgar Allan Poe has this, to emphasize his shyness. [[PeekABangs One eye]] tends to show through during his more intense moments, though.
* [[ShrinkingViolet Kageno]] from ''VideoGame/InazumaEleven'' has long V-shaped bangs that always cover his eyes. They also make him look like a ghost and has been mistaken for one a couple of times. Doesn't help that he often comes out of nowhere and his aura is dark.
* Gin from ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' is often drawn this way. It only serves to make it more intimidating when his eyes peek out from under his hair and hat.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* In the comic book version of ''AudioPlay/LeDonjonDeNaheulbeuk'', the Dwarf wears a helmet fully covering his eyes, and even without it he still has Blinding Bangs to hide them. Later albums reveal it is a [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame generic feature of the dwarf race]].
* Animal from ''[[http://www.misterkitty.org/extras/stupidcovers/stupidcomics12.html Go-Go and Animal.]]'' Definitely the western, dumbass version.
* ''ComicBook/{{Cubitus}}'': This used to be the case with Cubitus when he was still a dog walking around on all fours. His eyes were hidden beneath his body hair.
* ''ComicBook/JanJansEnDeKinderen'': Jeroentje's eyes are seldom seen, because they are hidden beneath all his facial hair.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* Eva Rose, the neighbor girl whom the title character from ''ComicStrip/{{Lio}}'' has a crush on, has Cousin Itt bangs.
* ComicStrip/BeetleBailey's old but since disappeared army buddy Bammy had these, making him a little like Beetle in having eyes that are never shown.
* Chip Flagston from ''ComicStrip/HiAndLois''. He's canonically Beetle Bailey's nephew, although this is almost never mentioned.
* [[RulesLawyer Brian van Hoose]] and Newt Forager in ''ComicStrip/KnightsOfTheDinnerTable''.
* Moe TheBully in ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes''. Watterson originally drew Calvin this way (prior to publication), but his editor sensibly pointed out that it might be useful for the main character to be able to emote.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* Played for laughs in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vw5Z_NesGiI#t=293s episode 26]] of ''WebVideo/NarutoTheAbridgedSeries'', at 4:52, where such a hairdo actually obscures vision.
* VideoGame/{{Touhou}} fanartist Onikobe Rin tends to draw Koishi with these, as seen [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/posts/1380585?tags=onikobe_rin+komeiji_koishi here]] and [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/posts/1164662?tags=onikobe_rin+komeiji_koishi here]]. Of course, given one piece of his fanart involving Koishi, some fans would take that as an implication that [[EyeScream she no longer has eyes]]. Don't think about that.
* ''Fanfic/DungeonKeeperAmi'': Olon invokes it, possibly as a response to being flirted at in [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-7#post-6355833 Abandon Ship (Part 2)]]:
--> "It has to be so amazing, working directly under the Avatar," the orange-haired fairy continued, batting her eyelashes at him. "Have you known him for long?"\\
Olon inclined his head, causing his black mane to fall over his eyes.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* One of the scarers from ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'' is a green tentacled monster who for some reason has his face completely covered by his long, shaggy purple mane.
* Stella the Skunk from ''WesternAnimation/OverTheHedge'' has these, up until the part where the other animals disguise her as a cat.
* In ''Disney/WinnieThePooh'' the Backson (an imagined monster the friends believe kidnapped Christopher Robin) its eyes and the upper half of its nose obscured by "a mop of hair that's red".
* One of the male background students in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'', going by the FanNickname of [[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory Valhallen]]. Only in the short "Photo Finished" do his (purple) eyes are glimpsed.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie2017'': Songbird Serenade has her two-color mane completely cover her face above the nose. This is, naturally, [[InkSuitActor in reflection of her voice actress]], Music/{{Sia}}.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Ned the mopey handyman from ''Film/TheToolboxMurders'' remake. It might one of the reasons for why he seems to be not very good at his job.
* Alice, one of the mental patients in ''Film/TheScribbler''. Coupled with her CoolShades, they not only cover her eyes, but almost completely obscure her face [[spoiler:and her true identity as a murderer.]]

* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
** In the novel ''Discworld/SoulMusic'', wizard student Skazz has a hairdo that completely covers his head -- with only the tip of his nose hinting which way he's facing.
** In ''Discworld/TheWorldOfPoo'', Geoffrey encounters some Wooly Goats at the Ankh-Morpork menagerie, which have such long hair that their keepers can only tell which end to feed by waiting for them to break wind or defecate.
* Helen Haras-Uquara from ''Literature/TheHomewardBounders'' has apparently been cultivating blinding bangs for most of her life, to the extent that the main character is convinced that she has got her back to him.
* ''[[VideoGame/BlazBlue BlazBlue: Phase Shift 1]]'', one of the prequel novels to the fighting game series, has a protagonist with this hairstyle, Kazuma Kval. Hazama has a [[EyeObscuringHat blinding fedora]] in some official artworks [[spoiler:-- turns out they're both the same body]].

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Cousin Itt from the various versions of ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'' is certainly the ExaggeratedTrope of this. It is unsure whether he actually has eyes... or a face... or ''anything'' under all that hair, yet he has no trouble seeing.

* Noodle of the Music/{{Gorillaz}} band has Blinding Bangs after her age shift to teenager. Before that, she had EyesAlwaysShut. (Intermediate pictures between the two phases do show a gradual change.) Maybe she still has some by phase 3, but it's hard to tell since she's usually wearing a mask. [[spoiler:Cyborg Noodle, on the other hand, consistently have the Blinding Bangs.]]
* Slash from Music/GunsNRoses can occasionally cover his face with his wild hair.
* Great White guitarist Mark Kendall is often referred to as "Cousin It", due to his stage persona of keeping his face hidden completely behind long hair.
* One of the most popular examples: Crissie Hynde of The Music/{{Pretenders}}, with her [[DistinctiveAppearances signature look]] of bangs trimmed right at eye level.
* Since 2015, Music/{{Sia}} had been wearing a two-toned wig that covers most of her face as a sign of her disillusionment to fame.
* In another fictional band example, Evangeline D'isco of Music/{{Savlonic}} almost always has her eyes covered. Subverted in the [[http://www.weebls-stuff.com/songs/Wandering+Eye/ "Wandering Eye"]] music video, in rather [[EyeScream unpleasant]] circumstances.
* Daesung of Music/BigBang often has PeekABangs or bangs over both eyes such as in most of the music videos for the MADE album like in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ips2mM7Zqw "Bang Bang Bang"]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jTo6hTZmiQ "Let's Not Fall in Love."]]

[[folder:Myths & Religion]]
* The {{yokai}} Kejōrō, or Hairy Prostitute, is a StringyHairedGhostGirl whose hair shrouds her entire body, and sometimes she's covered in it like a sheepdog. She uses her good looks [[PrehensileHair to pull in unwary men to slice them up with her hair.]] This is very rare as Kejōrōs seem to enjoy having yokai and human men to fight over her attentions, symbolized by her giving them a lock of her hair.

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* The first time Wrestling/{{Kane}} was unmasked, no one saw his face because his hair covered it. The second time Kane was unmasked, [[ThreeMonthRule it was "revealed" he was bald and his hair was just part of his mask.]]
* When ODB pulled of Raisha Saeed's veil, her face was likewise obscured by her hair, [[ActingForTwo so as not to reveal]] she was Wrestling/CheerleaderMelissa.

[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* ''Series/FraggleRock'': Boober Fraggle's eyes are usually covered by his hat. He lost his hat in one episode, revealing messy red Blinding Bangs underneath.
* On ''Series/TheHoobs'', another Henson show, Groove has bangs then completely cover his eyes and even hang over his nose.
* A 1980s ''Series/SesameStreet'' skit has a Muppet completely covered in hair who goes to the barber because "I hadn't seen my body since 1962".

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Shermie from the ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' series always has her eyes completely covered by her bangs. It's more than a little creepy, especially when you consider that she spends all her time hanging around CheerfulChild Chris.
* Shigure from ''VideoGame/SuikodenV'' is another example. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d when one of Oboro's notes mentions that [[TeamMom Fuyo]] wants to "fix" his hair.
* Lowen from ''VideoGame/FireEmblem 7'' (i.e. the first one to come to the West) is an example. We never see his eyes. And yet it's revealed in support conversations that he's actually not bad at cooking. How can he cook without seeing? How can he ''fight'' without seeing? We will never know. Incidentally, Lowen's skill growth (the stat controlling his aim) is one of the lowest in the game, as well has having pretty low skill to start with. Could his hair be doubling as a [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]]?!
* Venom from ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' wears his hair like a literal veil ''and'' has a creepy painting of an eye superimposed on it. However, depending on the artwork, sometimes [[http://www.guiltygear.ru/images/gallery/ggxxr_cs2_ve.jpg you can see a small portion of his face by looking around the hair-veil]] ([[http://www.guiltygear.ru/images/gallery/ggxxac_cs_ve.jpg but sometimes not]]), and it does flip up and leave his face completely exposed and visible in his in-match falling animation.
* Layer, one of the three members of MissionControl in ''[[VideoGame/MegaManX Mega Man X8]]''. Her eyes can be seen while she blushes (especially when around Zero, to whom ''she'' is a HopelessSuitor).
* The bassist in ''VideoGame/GuitarHero III'' has Blinding Bangs and a massive beard that covers [[TheFaceless everything but his nose]].
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'': Piloswine, Ralts, and Woobat. Deino and Zweilous would be this, except they seem to be blind already, hence justifying their Hustle ability (increases Attack, lowers accuracy).
* Bebedora from ''[[VideoGame/ArcTheLad Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits]]'' has a large hat covering the top half of her head. Sometimes it goes up a little, and it looks like she has no eyes at all!
* Kuroda Kanbe from ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' has two small bangs that seem to be permanently attached to his eyes.
* Baby Eoleo in ''VideoGame/GoldenSun: The Lost Age'' has an always-confused look that's only amplified by the bangs in his face. [[DeliberatelyCuteChild Awwwwww!]] He grew his hair out and tied it back by ''Dark Dawn''.
* Rachael Foley from ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilRevelations''. You never see her eyes because the top portion of her face is completely covered by her bangs. Oddly enough, she does complain about having poor vision but it's because she lost an eye during her mission.
* Maguro from ''VideoGame/PuyoPuyo 7'' has nose-long, neatly cut bangs that completely cover his eyes. In its sequel ''Puyo Puyo!! 20th Anniversary'', it is revealed by Ringo (after a subverted DoubleEntendre) that "Maguro's face is so beautiful that if girls look it squarely they fall in love with him so he usually hides it with his bangs." Amitie responds with a BigWhat. It doesn't just affect girls either; it worked on Klug and '''''[[FishPeople SUKETOUDARA]]'''''.
* ''VideoGame/EarthBound''/''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'': Pokey/Porky Minch has a big messy blond mop that completely obscures his eyes, and remains that way despite his many, many physical and cosmetic changes over the course of the games. His younger brother Picky has these bangs as well, though they are far neater than Porky's.
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tessewakuwaku7_6576.png Tesse,]] a NinjaMaid from ''VideoGame/WakuWaku7'', has blonde bangs over her upper face. We only see her eyes very briefly during her Hara Hara attack.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* A common feature in {{Dating Sim}}s (especially those made in TheNineties) which want to show the main protagonist, but want to maintain a degree of anonymity so that the player can identify himself as the character. The ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial'' series and its SpiritualSuccessor ''VideoGame/MitsumeteKnight'' are two good (non-H) examples of this.
* ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' is unique in that it is one of the only examples where the original game followed this trend but was abandoned in all follow-up spin-offs and related medias. The series and the universe in which it took place had expanded to the point where it is impossible for the protagonist to remain faceless.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''WebAnimation/MysterySkullsAnimated'': Lewis's prankster little sister Cayenne's bangs hide her eyes from view.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Mopey of ''Webcomic/TheBMovieComic'' has this as a definite characteristic: two large bangs cover her eyes and most of her face all the time. The mystery of her true appearance is heavily parodied in [[http://www.bmoviecomic.com/index.php?cid=88 one strip]] inspired by ''Literature/ThePhantomOfTheOpera''.
* Kenta from ''Webcomic/SexyLosers'' -- a '''very''' {{NSFW}} comic! -- has his eyes hidden as a parody of this common trait in {{Hentai}}. When the artist did a character portrait for him, he didn't even ''have'' eyes, as the artist was too used to doing him with Blinding Bangs and couldn't figure out how they should look.
* Subverted in ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'', where Carrie has a huge head of hair that covers most of her face. Oddly, she wears her glasses '''over''' her hair, through which her eyes are visible. How exactly this works is not explained, but Carrie is one of the more intelligent and outgoing characters.
* Dave Gold from ''Webcomic/SupernormalStep'' initially has Blinding Bangs to emphasize his lack of grooming and [[TheNineties nineties grunge]] style. He tucks them into a hat later.
* Taisei from ''Webcomic/{{Sakana}}'', most of the time, [[PeekABangs sometimes you can see one eye]] or both. Apparently he wears his hair like that because his eyes have a naturally crazed expression, and he doesn't want to put people off.
* In ''Webcomic/RustyAndCo'', the [[PunnyName Pixie Chicks]] (a female elves music group helping the Princess) have such bangs. Used to great effect to hide the fact that one of them [[spoiler:is really Roxanne]].
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': An easy-to-miss sprite in the Act 6 Intermission 3 Ministrife reveals that when he takes his helmet off, Mituna has MessyHair that totally covers his eyes.
* When [[http://betweenfailures.com/archives/archive/859-alexandria-melvil Alex is introduced]] in ''Webcomic/BetweenFailures'', she has a haircut of this kind, and her eyes are rarely seen with few exceptions. Most notable exception is in the exchange between her and Jo seen [[http://betweenfailures.com/comics1/1245-afraids here]] and a few pages after that.
* Delkin in ''Webcomic/LightningMadeOfOwls'', in keeping with his defining feature being HiddenEyes.
* ''Webcomic/LeagueOfSuperRedundantHeroes'': Lazer Pony has hair covering his eyes the very rare times we see him out of costume. As he's blind it's hardly a hindrance, though he would fit in the dumbass category too. And since his EyeBeam power had burned out his eyes five years ago, it's probably best that they aren't visible.
* June from ''Webcomic/{{Granitoons}}''[='=] "April, May & June" almost always has her eyes obscured by her hair.
* Eryl from ''Webcomic/IgnitionZero'' is a CuteMonsterGirl whose hair covers up her eyes. [[spoiler:She's been blinded in all but one of her six eyes]].
* The recurring detective character in ''Webcomic/WonderWeenies'' has eyebrows which completely hide his eyes, something that the characters in the comic occasionally point out.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''Website/GaiaOnline'':
** [[http://tektek.org/avatar/26427671 You can have a hairdo like this.]]
** Before he was turned into that lovable clam in our Aquariums, The Overseer's hair was like this, both as a "child" and presumably as an "adult" without that large but NiceHat of his. A bit ironic given what his name is and what he does after being turned into said clam. [[spoiler:He then gets his powers removed forcibly by Jack, and now his eyes can be seen quite visibly both in the Aftermath manga and as the "Hoboverseer."]] His doll also has a wig like this for your avatar.
* ''Monster Girl Encyclopedia'': The Werebat's picture shows bangs covering her light-sensitive eyes.
* [[http://akaichounokoe.deviantart.com/art/Killerbunny-XIII-Vladimira-Lenora-van-Edward-446211201?ga_submit_new=10%253A1396988650 Vladimira (AKA Visceraline)]] has these and the reason she has them is to cover [[http://akaichounokoe.deviantart.com/art/Visceraline-s-Eyes-446215975 her eyes]], that of which if seen, means someone's screwed. It is a safe assumption that she can see through them though. Also justified, as Visceraline is an angora rabbit, which is a longhaired rabbit that is known for having these as can be seen here [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:EnglishAngoraRabbit.jpg]]
** We also have this with Test Subject 001892300012, although, given how she's drawn, it's possible Amoridere didn't have room to draw her eyes.
* ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'': [[http://whateleyacademy.net/index.php/content-menu/stories/85-the-riddle-of-sappho-canto-iv An example with Slash:]]
-->The boy's hair was too long, a shaggy dirty blonde that hung into his eyes so badly it was a wonder he could see; certainly no-one knew what color his eyes were.
* The ''Website/{{Neopets}}'' character [[http://images.neopets.com/dome/npcs/00228_0c81df4611_seekers2/large_228.png Sandro]], otherwise known as the Smug Philosopher, has hair that covers the top half of his face.
-->'''Sandro:''' Pah! Do you think I can't see you?
* Taken UpToEleven with Pablo, an AmbiguouslyHuman being from Bogleech's ''Literature/NightmareBeings'' series, who resembles an EmoTeen with hair covering ''[[TheFaceless his whole face]]''.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'': Jamie has a giant head, covered mostly in hair. [[ArtEvolution As of season 3,]] her eyes are covered by her hair.
* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'':
** Numbuh Four's eyes are usually covered by his hair.
** Mr. Wink as well. His eyes were seen far less than Numbuh Four's eyes were in his appearances.
** Also, the tallest of the Delightful Children from Down the Lane.
* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'':
** [[WesternAnimation/RalphWolfAndSamSheepdog Sam Sheepdog]] has a mop of red hair completely covering his eyes. He's still perfectly able to see, as Ralph Wolf can attest from several painful confirmations. Sam subverts this trope on at least one occasion: when the wolf looks through his binoculars, he sees a [[RedEyesTakeWarning pair of angry, blood-shot red eyes]] staring back at him before being beaten to a pulp. And Ralph '''does''' lift those Blinding Bangs at one time, too!
** The Abominable Snowman also has a tuft of fur that always obscures his eyes. It just adds, along with his voice and general demeanor, to the big doofus characterization.
* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'': Lee's eyes are covered by her hair. In TheMovie, there's a split-second shot of her hair flipping back at one point, revealing she has three eyes, though this may only be an animation error.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
** Toph's eyes are seen in the series, but her entire eyes are covered by her bangs in [[WebAnimation/ChibiAvatar the animated shorts]] and some of the comics. ([[DisabilitySuperpower It is not as if she uses them anyway]].)
** In "The Ember Island Players", both the actors for Toph and Mai have Blinding Bangs.
* Eugene Meltsner of the animated version of ''Radio/AdventuresInOdyssey'' has these bangs... and wears ''glasses over them''. Judging from the artwork for the most recent episode album, this [[http://www.aiowiki.com/wiki/File:51front.jpg appears to be]] [[ImportantHaircut coming to an end]].
* Pi from ''WesternAnimation/SabrinaTheAnimatedSeries''. His eyes are always covered by his hat, on at least one occasion his hat came off and his eyes are still covered by his hair.
* Lou's mom's eyes in ''ComicBook/{{Lou}}'' are covered by her hair, even though her glasses aren't.
* Breach from ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'', over her whole face. Though we do get to see her face in at least one episode.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'':
** Princess Lela from season 1 episode 4, at least in her cursed form. Used to accentuate the brutish appearance.
** Chamberlain Thickdruft of the Sadida kingdom. It actually hinders his vision, which makes him mistake someone else for Amalia all the time, even if it's a guy. However he is not conscious of this, and will accuse said person of impersonating the princess.
* The Big Dog from ''WesternAnimation/TwoStupidDogs''.
* Shag from ''WesternAnimation/RoadRovers'' is another sheepdog example.
* Big Billy in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''. And for good reason -- he briefly lifts his bangs while attending the girls' school to scare the living hell out of the kindergarten kids with his [[{{Cyclops}} unique eye.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/HeathcliffAndTheCatillacCats'': The other occupant of the music store alongside with [[TheChick Cleo]], is Bush the sheepdog. Unlike Sam (mentioned above), his Blinding Bangs work ''against'' him. UrExample was in the episode "Soccer Anyone", when Bush was placed as a substitute goalie, no thanks to the opposing team who had Leroy BoundAndGagged.
* [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m74gkzSAzi1qic0g6o5_500.jpg Chuck]] from ''WesternAnimation/{{Motorcity}}''. Though unlike most examples, we regularly see his [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-zjmRj-DhxZc/T-qTkDeCndI/AAAAAAAAEOs/2lYxaBsvlHY/s1600/motorcity-blond-thunder-chuck-tries-to-admit-his-inability-to-drive-1280x720.png eyes.]]
* Bumpus Wobbleworks in ''WesternAnimation/{{Weebles}}'' is a sheepdog who delivers the mail. He's occasionally seen blowing his bangs to get a better view.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'': The leader singer for the Bettys, Crash, has a spiked afro with the bangs covering her eyes.
%%* Klunk from ''WesternAnimation/DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines''.
* Square Bear of ''WesternAnimation/TheHairBearBunch'' has removed his eye-covering hat a couple of times to show he has a tuft of hair covering his eyes still.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** In the episode "Bridle Gossip", Rarity gets shaggy hair completely covering her face as part of her affliction by the Poison Joke.
** The pegasus bullies in "Sonic Rainboom" shares this trait; it sure doesn't make them look smart.
** The Hooffields (from "The Hooffields and [=McColts=]") are all quite hairy ponies, and one even has his frizzy mane entirely covering the eyes.
* Molly [=McDonald=] from ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}''. We see her eyes from time to time, though, and in "The Last Tough Customer" it's revealed that she changed her hairstyle in preschool or kindergarten because she was bullied for having "muffin-top hair".
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'':
** Sapphire is a {{cyclops}}, as revealed in "Keystone Motel", and her eye is often covered by her hair.
** Found on Blue Diamond's personal [[ServantRace Pearl]], whose hair resembles Sapphire's; fittingly, Blue Diamond herself has her eyes [[InTheHood covered by a veil]] in her first appearance.
* [[{{Goth}} Lucy Loud]] from ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' has her eyes covered up by her hair.
* From ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'', we have Valhallen, the [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Norse God]][=/=]Music/VanHalen parody, whose long blond hair not only covers his eyes but is kept in place by a headband that makes sure it won't move from the spot.
%%* Ongo from ''WesternAnimation/JellyJamm''.
* Penny Plasm from the ''WesternAnimation/MightyMagiswords'' episode "Flirty Phantom" has her eyes hidden by her hair. So does recurring character Füd.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': Quack Quack's girlfriend, Eugly, has orange hair that covers her eyes. The only time we see them is when she looks at Quack Quack.
* On ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', one of the dancers at the club that Jack goes to when he arrives in the future has these, then parts her hair to reveal that she has three eyes.
* Oskar Greason from ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' initially has these that hide his shiny blue eyes. When he shaves them at the end of the second season, Star initially doesn't recognize him.
* Mitch, one of the titular character's friends from ''WesternAnimation/WhateverHappenedToRobotJones'', has his eyes covered up by his hair.
* Klunk from ''WesternAnimation/DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines''. It's a wonder he could invent a plane, much less fly it, with his eyes covered.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheDickTracyShow'' villain Oodles has a blue mop to match his pale blue pallor.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Sam Sheepdog's look is based on a TruthInTelevision. Many dog breeds, old English sheepdogs among them, naturally get this kind of hairfall. It's called a fau and serves to protect their sensitive eyes. Other breeds with it include the Lhasa Apso, Shih Tzu, Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier, and Bouvier des Flandres. At least in the Lhasa Apso's case, they can still see because they have super-strong eyelashes that hold the fau just ahead of the eyes.
* The "fringe" haircut popularized by the {{Emo}} movement.
* In the seventies, comedian Patti Deutsch had long thick bangs that came down to the level of her eyes, and could completely obscure them depending on what angle she was looked at from.