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Eye color means many different things in fiction. Sometimes, they mean someone is [[PurpleEyes special]], or [[SupernaturalGoldEyes has powers]], or perhaps just {{innocent| blue eyes}}. One of the common uses of eye color is to indicate a person's elemental affinity. The actual colour correspondence to elements varies depending on the work as different colours align with the elements depending on the work. It's more important that the colour lines up InUniverse than to any out of universe list.

This trope is frequently paired with its Sister Trope, ElementalHair.

Also, compare ColorCodedForYourConvenience, ColorCodedElements, TechnicolorEyes, and ElementalPowers.
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!!Examples

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Pictured above, four of six girls in ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5'' has them. [[PlayingWithFire Cure Rouge]] has red, [[LightEmUp Cure Lemonade]] has yellow, [[DishingOutDirt Cure Mint]] has green, and [[MakingASplash Cure Aqua]] has blue.
** ''Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure'': Cure Blossom has pink ([[PetalPower Cherry Blossom Petals]]), Cure Marine has blue (MakingASplash), Cure Sunshine has yellow (PowerOfTheSun). Cure Moonlight could count, too, if you associate her dark blue eyes with {{Lunacy}}.
** ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure'': Cure Happy has pink (HeartBeatDown[=/=]LightEmUp), Cure Sunny has red/orange (PlayingWithFire), Cure Peace has yellow (ShockAndAwe), Cure March has green (BlowYouAway), and Cure Beauty has blue (AnIcePerson).
** ''Anime/DokiDokiPrettyCure'': Cure Diamond has blue (AnIcePerson), and Cure Ace has red ([[PetalPower Rose Petals]]).
* Mizore, the Ice Woman of ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'', has ice powers and blue eyes. Interestingly, she can also control other people's water magic.
* ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'' colors our heroines' eyes ([[YouGottaHaveBlueHair and hair]]) after their elements. Hikaru's are red, Umi's are blue, and Fuu's are green. Fuu's hair may be yellow, but yellow has represented wind in other media, so no complaints there.
* Zelman Clock from ''BlackBloodBrothers'' has red eyes and is a pyrokinetic.
* Shana from ''ShakuganNoShana'' has flaming red eyes when in full Flame Haze mode.
* ''GuardianOfTheSacredSpirit'' has Prince Chagum, who [[spoiler:carries the egg of a benevolent water spirit]]. He also has a noble, innocent personality typical of blue eyes.
* Several characters in ''MahouSenseiNegima'' have this:
** Evangeline uses [[AnIcePerson ice magic]], and has very cold blue eyes; however, the {{OVA}}s change it to s sky blue color.
** Chao uses [[PlayingWithFire fire magic]] and has red eyes in the OVA and reddish brown in the manga.
** [[FieryRedhead Anya]] is a [[PlayingWithFire fire user]] and gets [[CurtainsMatchTheWindow red eyes]] in the manga (however, she is a greeneyed redhead in the {{OVA}}s).
** Kotaro floats between black and purple eyes, but both colors correspond to his [[CastingAShadow shadow magic]].
* ''SaintSeiya'' gives Hyoga, AnIcePerson, IcyBlueEyes. Strangely averted in the Manga with Aquarius Camus who, despite being AnIcePerson as well, had red eyes.
** ''Anime/SaintSeiyaOmega'' has [[MakingASplash Ryuhou]] with blue-green eyes and [[DishingOutDirt Haruto]] with brown eyes.
* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', Hitsugaya has blue eyes of the "piercing, icy" variety, which fit well with his ice powers.
* Reinforce Zwei of ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' has the [[MonochromaticEyes bluest eyes of the series]], emphasizing the childlike innocence of the character, as well as her magical nature (the first [[ArtificialHuman Unison]] [[PureMagicBeing Device]] created since the days of Ancient Belka) and her [[AnIcePerson affinity to ice]].
* November 11 from ''DarkerThanBlack'' has very light blue eyes that can most definitely be described as "icy". This is appropriate, since he's a sociopath [[AnIcePerson with ice powers]].
* At very least the Inner Senshi in the manga of ''Manga/SailorMoon'', the Materials Collection makes note that when they transform their eyes (among other things) change. Mercury goes from deep blue to a light blue, Mars from purple to a bright red, Jupiter from (what seems to be) a hazel to green and lastly, Venus who changes from a blue that matches her uniform as Sailor V, to bright gold.
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[[folder:Film]]
* Nicholas St. North and Jack Frost from ''WesternAnimation/RiseOfTheGuardians'' have icy blue eyes with frost patterns in them to symbolize their associations with winter. Bunny has grass-green eyes with grass patterns in them to match his association with spring.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* The ''{{Branion}}'' series by Fiona Patton combines this with a variant of FireballEyeballs. It focuses on a [[GodEmperor royal family]] who channels a fire god, the Living Flame, and has fiery eyes. When an opposing religion based loosely on Catholicism takes religious champions, they have white light in their eyes. Characters in one book are heretics to the Flame trying to give the other three ElementalPowers their own avatars, and their eyes swim with light as well -- gray for Wind, blue for Sea and green for Oaks.
* In ''Literature/TheChildrenOfMan'', a person's eye color indicates which of the six colors of magic he can access. Blue mages have blue eyes, green mages green eyes, etc. Those who can access multiple colors of magic have brown eyes, while Grays have reflective silver eyes as a RedRightHand to mark the fact that they are [[EldritchAbomination magically colorless]].
* ''Literature/TheReynardCycle'': Most of the inhabitants of the frigid North (including Isengrim and Hirsent) are depicted as having icy blue eyes.
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[[folder:Toys]]
* ''Franchise/{{BIONICLE}}'' certainly attempted to do this by associating eye colours with specific elements, but failed mainly in its inconsistency -- the eye colour arrangement was changed in 2002 and 2004 with only Ice remaining near the same, and again in 2006-2007 when all characters were given green or orange (or later blue) eyes regardless.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Most [[ElementalPowers Adepts]] in ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'' follow this, but there are a few aversions.
* The Striation trio in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite''. Cilan,the grass-type user,has green eyes,Chili,the fire-type user,has red,and Cress,the water-type user,has blue.
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[[folder:WebAnimation]]
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'':
** Weiss is aloof, cool and connected with ice and snow powers. She has the IcyBlueEyes to go with both her personality and her powers.
** Yang is fire-themed and connected to sun and flame motifs. Her eyes are usually violet (alluding to the sun's connection to ultra-violet), but change to red whenever her semblence flares up as a result of her BerserkButton being pressed (alluding to the infrared part of the spectrum). In keeping with the sun-connections, her eyes therefore switch from one end of the visual spectrum to the other, using two colours that are very commonly found in the middle of a flame.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* [[http://www.drowtales.com/wordpress/?p=3038 Sil'lice Val'Sharen]] from ''{{Drowtales}}'' is both an Ice Sorceress and one of the few remaining untainted Nether Summoners.
-->You know, blood contains water. And water freezes so well.
** Nishi'kanta, her sister, was also an example before she was [[RedEyesTakeWarning tainted]], since she had [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=4232 orange eyes]] and a fire affinity.
** The Val'Nal'sarkoth Clan also has this, since they tend to have [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=5778 green eyes]] and are some of the only people in the Underworld who have an affinity with wood.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', people from the elemental nations (and thus what element they can bend), for the most part, have their eye colors ColorCodedForYourConvenience. Blue for the Water Tribe, green or brown for the Earth Kingdom (Toph has ProphetEyes), gold/amber or gray eyes for the Fire Nation, and gray for the Air Nomads.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' breaks from its predecessor's elemental eye color coding with the residents of Republic City, a mecca of multiculturalism and mixed marriages. The firebender on the pro-bending team the Rabbiroos has green eyes, for instance; and a [[ExtraOreDinary metalbending]] cop from the first episode has amber eyes. Most of the main characters still play this trope straight, though.
* Linka on ''CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'', who possesses the power of wind, has blue eyes.
* Stella, Flora, and Aisha from ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' have eye colors pertaining to their elements: Sun, Plants (or Earth, to some extent), and Water/Fluids, respectively. And also Icy, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin with control over ice]].
* Takanuva, Toa of Light has yellow eyes in ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}: Mask of Light'', representing [[CaptainObvious his light-based powers]]. His first toy also came with yellow eyes, though later incarnations changed them to lime green.
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