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A character undergoing emotional stress may be shown from a head-on view or directly from the side with their head bowed and their eyes covered by their bangs or forelocks. (Sometimes the shot starts from one angle and cuts midway to the other.) Even if they have no bangs at all, it's their brow ridge that covers them. Their eyes are not drawn, even when they should be at least partially visible through the shadow, giving the impression of a blank face above the bridge of the nose. This usually symbolizes a person driven by events to a point of unpredictable action; when you see this on a cutie, [[BreakTheCutie you know she's been thoroughly broken]].

If not temporary and the character's eyes are hidden all the time by the hair, then it is a case of BlindingBangs.

In some cases, it's simply caused by the character's headwear (such as a baseball cap or helmet) and has nothing to do with emotional stress. For when a hat does this, see EyeObscuringHat. Only emotional moments qualify for HiddenEyes.

See also TheFaceless and KubrickStare. Sometimes, the eyes are hidden behind a pair of ScaryShinyGlasses. It's possible to hide them just enough to appear to have BlackEyesOfEvil or a GhostlyGape. When the eyes are hidden because of exposed or hidden character, see BlankFaceOfShame. For characters that literally and permanently lack eyes, see EyelessFace. See also PeekABangs.

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''TowerOfGod'' - Baam's eyes are only seen twice in the second season [[spoiler: after Rachel nearly killed him.]]
* In an episode of ''DigimonTamers'', Juri falls suspect to this during an emotional turmoil MindRape time. The funny part is that the English dub ended up ''drawing eyes for her'', not only ruining the effect of the scene, but also causing the animation to clash horribly.
* Common in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''.
* In the anime of ''SuzumiyaHaruhi'', if arranged chronologically, Haruhi is seen stalking out of the clubroom in the 4th episode. If you look carefully, you can see that she's eyeless. The GenreSavvy viewers/the ones that read the novels would guess that something bad involving Haruhi is gonna happen. They're right. 2 episodes later, Haruhi almost destroys and recreates the universe.
* Extremely common in the ''FistOfTheNorthStar'' anime, in a blatant case of LazyArtist.
* ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'' has Sousuke and Kaname display HiddenEyes at times.
* ''MiraiNikki'': Considering the amount of insanity and BreakTheCutie moments among the main cast this happens ''a lot''. Yukiteru and Yuno are ''huge'' victims of this in particular.
* Himeko from ''KannazukiNoMiko'' has one of these after a dress, given to her by Chikane for a date with Souma, is destroyed when they were attacked by Tsubasa. It wasn't really her fault, but being [[ApologisesAlot Himeko]] she still thinks it is.
* Sekai and Kotonoha repeatedly in ''VisualNovel/SchoolDays''.
* Among many characters in ''CodeGeass''. Most notably with Rolo, Suzaku, Shirley, and Lelouch.
** One example of this occurs when Lelouch attends the funeral of [[spoiler:his friend Shirley's father]] - whose death he inadvertently caused.
%%* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' has used this on occasion.
* As has ''RanmaOneHalf''.
* Kirika, from ''Anime/{{Noir}}''. More and more as she slowly rediscovers her past.
* When she's feeling particularly angsty, Nadia from ''NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater'' is shown with her head bowed and her eyes hidden from view.
* Jittery and depressed AntiHero Shinji Ikari from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' demonstrates this trope quite frequently, along with BlueWithShock.
** During and after her MindRape Asuka gets into this trope as well.
** Appears in ''Rebuild 2.0'' as well.
*** Asuka gets jealous when she sees Shinji making advances on Rei.
*** Asuka asks Rei about her opinion on Shinji.
*** From Rei's response, Asuka deduces that Rei actually loves him.
*** Therefore, Asuka is on the losing edge of the LoveTriangle.
*** Cue Asuka invoking this trope before storming off.
* Normally cheerful and spastic Sana Kurata from ''Manga/KodomoNoOmocha'' will sometimes hide her eyes in her bangs when she's thinking about depressing things, usually involving her foil and best friend Akito.
* Nyuu of ''ElfenLied'' exhibits HiddenEyes when she switches to her Lucy persona.
** And Lucy has [[GoodEyesEvilEyes different eye shapes]] even. Its a mark of the berserk state, as Nana does this the few times she loses control.
* Ururu Tsumugiya from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' (pictured above) does this when she enters Hollow-killing mode, much to the horror of some of the people she hunts.
** Ichigo does this in chapter 397.
* The one time viewers get to see the wrath of Miyazawa Yukino of ''{{KareKano}}'', she gets truly frightening. The fit begins with an application of this trope, [[spoiler:progresses to a wild chase after the transgressor, Shibahime Tsubasa, and climaxes with Yukino's transformation into a [[{{Youkai}} youkai-faced]] avenger.]] Never again does a student dare provoke her fury.
* The villain Legato Bluesummers from ''{{Trigun}}'', constantly keeps a HiddenEyes (or technically eye) expression, though occasionally both eyes are hidden.
* ''OnePiece'' does this a hell of a lot. Even when they're in a good mood.
** The most emotional example was in Luffy vs Usopp. Luffy of course won, but at the cost of [[TrueCompanions a good friend]], and walked away with his straw hat on, [[ManlyTears trying to keep the waterworks from running]].
** Called back later when Luffy and Usopp made up. When Luffy reached out, his hat covered his eyes, seemingly stoic and calm... until he lifted his head and revealed he was weeping tears of joy the entire time
** Gold Roger is always shown like this. His eyes weren't seen until over ''500 chapters'' into the manga.
* Used on just about [[ThereAreNoTherapists everyone]] in ''{{Naruto}}'' at least once.
* Kuroudo Akabane from ''GetBackers'' tends to keep one or both of his psychotic eyes hidden in his bangs or hat.
* The ''[[Franchise/DotHack .hack//]]'' series uses this trope in a slightly different way: almost all scenes in the "real world" (as opposed to the cyber-world that is the setting for most of the series) featured characters without eyes. As these scenes were frequently done in monochrome, as well, it was potentially used to make reality seem much more soulless, and much less visceral, than the fake world the characters indulged in.
* Ueki does it while fuming down a corridor in episode 5 of ''TheLawOfUeki''.
* Kan'u Unchou from ''IkkiTousen'' (especially ''Ikki Tousen: Dragon Destiny'') displays this (though in a manner similar to Chad's).
* Used on the Wolkenritters in ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' during their final battle against Nanoha and Fate, after the identity of their master had been discovered by the two and they're forced to kill them to prevent the TSAB from finding out.
** Also Nanoha in ''[=StrikerS=]'' when releasing Raising Heart, just before her BarehandedBladeBlock on Subaru and Teana. This coupled with some OffModel animation in the TV version, caused some viewers to doubt whether she was emotionally sound at the time.
*** Of course, ''how'' unsound is up for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bqPRLfVB0I hilarious speculation.]]
* Sanzo and Gojyo in ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}''.
** Not just Sanzo and Gojyo. But pretty much the entire cast of the series whenever they are in a moment of [[http://4.p.s.mfcdn.net/store/manga/7154/01-001.0/compressed/d01.015-016.jpg badass-ery.]]
* Anime/{{Madlax}} gets these when she falls victim to Enfant's MindRape "Elda Taluta" attack.
* Happened a few times in ''HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi'', along with just about every other way to convey insanity.
** It even happened with Rena when Keiichi brought her ''back'' and even when she lifted her head, her eyes were closed for a little longer before revealing her eyes were clear again when they had been dull since the end of the episode before.
** Also happens pretty often in its SpiritualSuccessor, ''UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' (at least, the anime adaptation).
* ''ChronoCrusade'' has this crop up occasionally, in particular with Aion in Chrono's nightmares and flashbacks.
** In the manga, Chrono himself has this happen for a few panels in the Marionette Train arc.
* Shizuru from ''Anime/{{Mai-HiME}}'' hides her eyes beneath her hair when confronted by Haruka and Yukino [[spoiler:after they believe she may have raped Natsuki in her sleep]]. Mere seconds later, she [[spoiler:[[FaceHeelTurn turns against them]] and attacks Yukino, destroying her CHILD in one stroke]].
* Hayate from ''{{Pretear}}'' has these in the first episode when told that the Knights will have to find the [[MagicalGirl Pretear]] (which he objects to), and later in the series when he is about to reveal the {{backstory}} to Himeno.
** Sasame also gets this as he questions his motives [[spoiler:right before his HeelFaceTurn]].
* Rakka from ''Anime/HaibaneRenmei'', on at least two occasions.
* Ascot from ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth''. He unhides them briefly in the second season when [[spoiler:he admits that he loves Umi]].
* Gokudera from ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn!'' does this very frequently, especially in the daily life arc. As does Tsuna.
* When exposed to ''extreme'' cuteness, Sakaki in ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' exhibits this. She also turns into this, for different reasons, when she happens to think of Chiyo-Dad.
* Fuyuki from ''KeroroGunsou'' is normally a cheerful, polite, weak middle-schooler. When [[BreakTheCutie pushed too far]], he shows [[BrokenSmile a truly terrifying rage]] and [[BewareTheNiceOnes a fair share of ability to get physical]]. Normally this is represented by a dark cloud surrounding him and HiddenEyes -- and then a GilliganCut to the (comedic) results (usually Keroro looking terrified and Fuyuki looking cheerful).
* ''PeacemakerKurogane'': As the main characters {{Wangst}} for a good portion of the series, HiddenEyes are common, as are their eyes widening in shock and their pupils narrowing into tiny pinpricks.
* Ditto with ''FruitsBasket''.
* ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'' does this from time to time, particularly when someone has to give up a Pokemon for one reason or another. Though it's almost exclusively Ash.
** Sabrina's young half spends most of its time with her eyes hidden. Along with a creepy-looking smile.
** Just about every main character in ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' has had their HiddenEyes moment or two.
* Konoka from ''MahouSenseiNegima'' displayed this in sadness [[spoiler:after Asuna's death]] in the first Anime's GeckoEnding.
* Ryoma Echizen from ''ThePrinceOfTennis'', when his opponent belittles him or his team or physically hurts him in a match.
* Happens to Light Yagami from ''Manga/DeathNote'' whenever he's feeling particularly evil. Coupled with his EvilLaugh Perhaps it's to hide those GlowingEyesOfDoom.
** Not just evil by any means - most of his genuine emotional responses get hidden behind his hair. After all, when Light actually ''reveals'' his emotions, it's the stuff that the titles of pivotal chapters are made of.
* ''YuYuHakusho'':
** Yusuke manages to pull this off several times in the series, despite having his hair slicked back in such a manner as to make it impossible. Apparently, his eyebrows cast huge shadows.
** Kurama has such a moment after he's forced to kill a kid, and again in the final episode when Keiko [[spoiler:gives her "I"m done waiting for you" speech.
* Pretty much every episode of ''DetectiveConan'', wherein Kogoro/Richard is rendered unconscious so that Conan can imitate his voice to solve the crime without revealing his secret identity. Apparently, no one minds that Kogoro/Richard stares at his feet and doesn't move during his flashes of insight...
** ...instead, they decide it's his signature crime-solving pose and dub him "Sleeping Kogoro."
* Whenever Rozen himself shows up in ''RozenMaiden'', his hair always seem to cover his eyes. Later stops once [[spoiler:Enju is revealed to be Rozen]], since we now know his identity. [[spoiler:Or not, considering that Enju actually isn't Rozen, but just a jealous apprentice. Rozen himself eventually appears afterwards with his eyes still hidden by his hair]].
* When Fumio's classmates inexplicably charge the blood-drenched heroine who is ''wielding a chainsaw'' in ''SaitamaChainsawShoujo'', their eyes are rarely visible.
* Heero and Zechs have both done this in ''GundamWing''. Usually, this means some poor mook(s)' about to die...
* Happens quite often to Minami in ''Manga/LuckyStar''.
* Used on occasion in ''TheSlayers'', most notably in NEXT's opening.
* A somewhat less serious instance of this happens in ''[[HarukanaruTokiNoNakaDe Harukanaru Toki no Naka de - Hachiyou Shou]]'' episode five, when Tenma tells Akane how much he cares for her, wants to protect her, doesn't want her to cry... and Akane replies that she won't cry anymore and will do her best... together with everybody -- [[ObliviousToLove completely failing to realize that Tenma likes her]]. Cut to the speechless Tenma with HiddenEyes.
* Both in manga and anime, ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'' mastered this. It happens many many times in each chapter/episode. All characters do this, especially Hayate. Though usually there are some vertical lines instead of shadow on their faces.
** A notable example is [[spoiler: Hayate's big brother, whose eyes remain hidden up until little Athena finally reveals the dream she's been refusing to let herself believe - meeting Hayate again.]]
* ''{{Gankutsuou}}'': Albert does this a lot in the later half of the series.
* There are various times in ''Anime/YuGiOh'' where eyes are obscured by hair or by shadow. For example, in the Orichalcos arc, Yami's eyes are first obscured after losing Yugi's soul to Rafael, as well as the darkness inside him. The second time reverses that, where he conquers his darkness and saves Yugi.
* In ''OtoXMaho'', Kanata's eyes vanish when you hit one of his [[BerserkButton Berserk Buttons]]. It generally leads to a laughably one-sided beatdown.
* Hazumu of ''KashimashiGirlMeetsGirl'' has these for almost all of episode 1. We don't see them until he [[ItMakesSenseInContext gets whacked by a spaceship and becomes a girl]].
** Anytime the show flashes back to her previous gender, his eyes are always hidden.
* [[spoiler: Mikael]] from ''TenshiNiNarumon'' has his eyes obscured for a brief moment [[spoiler: during the revelation in the rain in episode 23 when he decides to become a demon]].
* Hino of ''KiniroNoCorda'' gets these during her BreakTheCutie process.
* ''[[Anime/TheIdolmaster THE iDOLM@STER]]'' it happens several times, from the most different reasons. Chihaya gets one when she [[GreenEyedMonster jealous]] of the other girls bust sizes. Iori, Mami, Ami, Yayoi and the Producer get like this when they found out that the 765Pro hadn't managed to place a single idol in the next auditions, etc.
* Sesshomaru from ''{{Inuyasha}}'' goes through one of these [[spoiler: when Rin dies a second time, and he can't just revive her again with his sword. Look at this; [[http://images.wikia.com/inuyasha/images/a/ad/Sesshoumarugrief.jpg]].]]
** Honestly, ''InuYasha'' could have an entire subpage of this. For example, during ''The Final Act'', [[spoiler:Midoriko]]'s eyes are never actually shown.
* Angemon from ''[[{{Franchise/Digimon}} Digimon]] [[DigimonAdventure Adventure]]'' hides his eyes behind a helmet.
** The same goes for some of the other humanoid Angel Digimon, such as Angewomon, [=MagnaAngemon=], Ophanimon, and Dominimon.
* From ''KaraNoKyoukai'', Souren Araya's eyes are never unhidden. Hell, he's the [[Pantheon/PersonalAppearance God of this trope]].
* In ''Anime/DotHackSign'', You only ever see the full faces of any of the characters actually inside "The World" game. The characters' players are sometimes seen in the real world, but their eyes are always intentionally missing to emphasize the dramatic events that happen to them. DeepImmersionGaming is used to show that the character avatars look exactly like their real life players's faces anyway. The only time real world people's eyes are shown are for when two of the main characters finally meet each other in real life at the end of the series.
* ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'''s protagonist frequently uses a subversion - he briefly does this and appears to be [[SeriousBusiness metaphorically or literally hurt by a particularly strong attack]], and often seems to be sobbing or trembling, but then is revealed to be laughing in joy from his passion for the game, and enjoying the close match.
** And then played fully straight during his {{Deconstruction}} in the third season, likely to highlight the change in his character as he crosses the DespairEventHorizon.
* Used to disturbing effect in MÄR when inside Snow's mind during her DespairEventHorizon. She's also not entirely shaded in this scene which provides a starting contrast to how bright and cheery she usually is. She shows her eyes again when Ginta delivers a CooldownHug.
* In ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'', Mahiro has to play TheBeard for someone, all while Nyarko watches and has typical ClingyJealousGirl reactions (like mentally wishing for [[Manga/DeathNote a notebook that kills people]]). When they go to a restaurant, Nyarko pulls Mahiro aside and begs him to end the charade; rather thoughtlessly, he tells her [[WhamLine "If it bugs you that much, just go home."]] At that point, Nyarko develops Hidden Eyes and doesn't say another word for the rest of the day, making it painfully obvious that we're not supposed to be laughing anymore.
* Genzo Wakabayashi from ''CaptainTsubasa'', given that he wears [[NiceHat a cap]] which makes this trope occur frequently.
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica:'' Happens to [[http://thoughteclipse.blog.com/files/2011/02/madoka07-1-300x168.jpg Sayaka]] when [[spoiler:she goes LaughingMad]] in episode 7. She also spends the majority of [[spoiler:the scene where she becomes a witch]] with these.
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[[folder:Comics]]
* This happens to ComicBook/{{Raven}} quite a bit in ''[[Comicbook/TeenTitans Teen Titans]]''.
* [[XWingSeries Wedge Antilles]], when the man who [[YouKilledMyFather killed his parents]] locks him up and starts [[http://img372.imageshack.us/img372/1069/blz05dt3.jpg taunting him]], gets his eyes hidden in shadow for a moment.
* This is standard form for ThePunisher, especially when drawn by [[http://i.imgur.com/jllN7.jpg Tim Bradstreet]].
* A common way ''[[ComicStrip/ThePhantom The Phantom]]'' is depicted, whenever he's not wearing his mask or some kind of sunglasses.
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[[folder:Film]]
* Batman's eye-makeup has this effect, especially in the '89 movie and ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga''--his eyes seem to completely disappear behind the cowl. Edward Nygma kinda-sorta gets one in ''Film/BatmanForever'', when he says, "I'll ''make'' you understand." Granted, it's not quite carried across visually, but Jim Carrey more than makes up for it with just an ever-so-slight forward tilt of his head, a subtle change in his eyes, and that menacing, determined tone; his eyes might as well be hidden in shadow.
* Sith Lords in ''StarWars'' create this effect with their hoods. Darth Sidious in particular ''loves'' this one.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* ''Literature/{{Edenborn}}'': in-universe, Deuce uses this effect while he's confined by Vashti. He covers his face with his mop of hair to disguise his moving lips immediately before he goes [[ThrowDownTheBomblet ballistic.]]
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[[folder:Music]]
* Matt Bellamy pulls a ''wicked'' real-life example in Muse's Uprising video.
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* You never see Jason's eyes in Foxtrot. The only exception is an early strip where you see his eyes closed when he's asleep. You never see Peter's girlfriend Denise's eyes either, justified because she's blind.
* BeetleBailey's eyes are always hidden under his hat or helmet.
** In one strip, Lt. Fuzz wondered about that, so Sarge shouted "BOO!" behind Beetle to scare him and make his hat fly off so that Fuzz could see his eyes. Unfortunately, Beetle was wearing sunglasses.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* {{Eroge}} games tends do this in a different light -- ''usually'', the protagonist's face is never shown to keep them anonymous. [[{{AFGNCAAP}} This can serve to create a "blank slate" for the player to project themselves into.]]
* In a rare Western case, some ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}'' artwork has 47's unrealistically shrouded in shadow.
* The Masked Hero class in ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 3|AbsenceOfJustice}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 4| A Promise Unforgotten}}'' has these, the beak-shaped visor of his [[EverythingsBetterWithPenguins Prinny]]-themed costume providing the shadow.
* The ''FireEmblem'' series loves to do this to its rank-and-file goons, usually 'covering' the eyes with the unit's helmets.
* ''VideoGame/RivalSchools''' Roberto hides his eyes behind a blue visor. When he's not wearing it, he instead hides it under a hat or some other head covering.
* VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss: Tear Grants, in a similar fashion like [[PeekABangs Chad/Kan'u]].
* Mitsumoto from ''Izuna: Legend of the Unemployed Ninja'' always hides his eyes underneath his ninja hood.
* Maya when channeling a spirit [[spoiler:(actually, Mimi Miney)]] in the second case of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney: Justice for All''.
** Played with in the fourth game, ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney''. Were lead to believe the darkened spots on Winfred Kitaki's face are due to his eyes being hidden, but they're actually [[BigOlEyebrows Big Ol Furry Eyebrows]]. His eyes are actually small and puppy-like.
** Also in ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'', [[spoiler: [[TheRival Klavier Gavin]] gets these after discovering that his older brother is the killer of the game's final case.]]
* Happens in ''VideoGame/{{Iji}}'' between sector completes, usually after something traumatic has happened to Iji: namely, [[spoiler:after it's revealed the hostile aliens have actually conquered the Earth, and not the facility, as Iji's brother tells her, and if Iji's brother dies, driving her crazy.]]
* Hector the BigBad from VideoGame/DeptHeaven always keep his eyes hidden with a nice hat. Probably to hide his [[GenericCuteness big cute eyes]].
* The Player's Character in the ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' Tag Force series constantly wears a red baseball cap, which always shields his eyes. Even when the transition from 3 to 4 (and consequently, GX to 5Ds. The trademark red cap is still there, only with a different logo. The original cap (with the Duel Academy logo) is hanging on a coat rack in the character's house.)
* The Player Avatar in Pokemon Stadium does pretty much the same thing as above- hide behind a cap. (With a bit of a creepy smile, too. Why so mysterious, little kid?)
* Vivian from ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor''; her eyes are always hidden under the brim of her hat. (The same is true of her two sisters, in fact.)
* Almost everybody in ''{{Theresia}}'' has something hiding their eyes, ranging from BlindingBangs to a large-browed cap. A few visual angles reveal that they weren't animated with eyes at all--they have indentations where the sockets would be, but there's smooth flesh covering the area. This seems to be an artistic conceit rather than the literal truth.
* The cover for the MegaManBattleNetwork and MegaManStarForce crossover [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20091121002526/megaman/images/e/e7/OperateShootingStarCover.jpg Operate Shooting Star]] shows Mega Man Geo-Omega (the one from star force, on the left) doing this with his visor solidified (it is normally see through).
* The Hunter from ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' (if you look under it's hood it doesn't even have eyes)
* In ''VideoGame/GhostTrick'', Kamila gets these at one point [[spoiler: when she is possessed by Yomiel]].
* Several illustrations and renders of Kain Highwind from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' give him Hidden Eyes, due to his Dragoon helmet. [[AvertedTrope There are a few exceptions]], such as one of [[Creator/YoshitakaAmano Yoshitaka Amano's]] [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120706155846/finalfantasy/images/f/fb/Kain.jpg illustrations of him]], a couple of sprite illustrations, and as seen in [[spoiler:''FinalFantasyIVTheAfterYears'', anytime he appears as the Hooded Man or in his Holy Dragoon armor]].
* [[DependingOnTheArtist It depends on the artist]], but a distinctive trait of [[VideoGame/FinalFight Hu]][[VideoGame/StreetFighterIII go]] is that the shading below his large brow ridge is dark enough that his eyes can only vaguely be seen. Sometimes, it's outright pitch-black. However, this trope is ''quickly'' [[AvertedTrope averted]] whenever he's [[WideEyesAndShrunkenIrises surprised]].
* Aya's mother from ''{{Mad Father}}'' is seen sporting these while in her ghostly form towards the end of the game. This does a good job at [[TropesAreTools making her seem lifeless and creepy]].
* Used interestingly in the very beginning of ''VideoGame/SilentHill2'', when the main character [[LoveMakesYouCrazy James Sunderland]] is introduced staring intensely into his own reflection; his actual face is perfectly well-lit and visible, but his reflection's eyes are obscured by shadow. Though he seems, at this point, relatively reasonable and sweet, this shot effectively foreshadows [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness his truly unhinged mental state]].
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[[folder:WebComics]]
* Zimmy from ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' perpetually has [[TearsOfBlood black gunk]] where her eyes should be. ([[spoiler:Until her RedemptionInTheRain moment, fans weren't even sure that she ''had'' eyes.]]) The effect is really [[CreepyChild creepy]], but [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight none of the characters so far have commented on it]].
* Moss from ''Webcomic/{{Flipside}}'''s book 0 hid his eyes -- initially this was assumed to be because he was always so horribly depressing, {{emo}}, sarky, {{goth}}... whatever. It turned out that [[spoiler:he actually had magical eyes which caused him to only see the worst in people, causing both his BAD attitude and his hiding of his very weird-looking eyes.]]
* ''{{Webcomic/No Rest For The Wicked}}:'' several uses, such as [[http://www.forthewicked.net/archive/01-43.html here]] and [[http://www.forthewicked.net/archive/03-51.html here]].
* Parodied in ''Webcomic/EmergencyExit'': the [[AffablyEvil villains]] are introduced like this--[[http://eecomics.net/?strip_id=104 and then the assistant turns on the light]], saying that the creepy lighting makes it impossible to get around.
* Dave's [[GoodAngelBadAngel evil conscience]] from ''Webcomic/CollegeRoomiesFromHell'' is always depicted with shadow hiding his eyes, though one was visible silhouetted in his first appearance. This has led to [[FanNickname fans nicknaming him]] "Shadow Dave" or "Shadave" for short.
* Seen in ''{{Juathuur}}'' [[http://oneway.juathuur.com/1/?strip_id=217 here.]]
* Used a lot ''{{Blip}}''. K, Liz, and Bishop seem to be the most commonly affected.
* Cho Teko from ''NoNeedForBushido'' has these. He's also blind.
* [[{{Shadownova}} Shadownova's]] Iris Kolrick frequently features the "[[BreakTheCutie broken cutie]]" variant.
* Webcomic/RustyAndCo gives a rare non-depressed example, using this to conceal the identity of [[spoiler:Roxanne]].
* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', [[http://egscomics.com/?date=2011-04-08 this is used to hide Eric's expression just before he reveals the flame summon that just appeared behind him is not his]].
* Played with during one scene in ''Webcomic/ProphecyOfTheCircle''. When Shan'rekk gets angry in interlude one, the perspective only shows his face from the side that's completely covered by his mane, then immediately cuts to the other side (which was technically uncovered all the time) when he calms down.
* In ''[[Webcomic/VoldemortsChildren Voldemort's Children]]'', Voldemort and Dumbledore [[TheFaceless always have their eyes hidden]], and other characters do when they're doing something especially dark or intimidating.
* How the INDEPENDENT woman is depicted in ''[[{{Webcomic/Morphe morphE]]''. She appears like this directly in front of the screen in the [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1901549/chapter-3-page-18-open-your-eyes/ second dream sequence]].

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[[folder:WesternAnimation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', Annie, an amnesiac street urchin that Robin helps out, uses these when she realizes [[spoiler: she's actually a part of Clayface]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', used on [[http://piandao.org/screencaps/ep26/ep26-1510.png Toph]] in her debut episode when her [[WhyCouldntYouBeDifferent overprotective parents]] refuse to let her go along with the gang. She then proceeds to take matters into her own hands and run away from home.
* Done a few times in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', particularly among both Raven and Terra.
* Out of the five main operatives in ''CodenameKidsNextDoor'', 4 usually have their eyes covered through various means. Numbuh 1 wears sunglasses, and Numbuh 2 goggles. Numbuh 4's eyes are [[BlindingBangs covered by his hair]], and Numbuh 5's by her hat. Numbuh 3, on the other hand, is an EyesAlwaysShut.
* Flint's dad in ''CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'' has a furrowed unibrow that covers his eyes throughout the movie, save two or three instances it raises to reveal his eyes, usually signifying his surprise or befuddlement.
* Professor Farnsworth in ''{{Futurama}}'' has eyes that are perpetually covered by thick green glasses. This becomes a running gag, with people referring to his eye color as "milky white", and him covering his entire face as he takes off his glasses to cry.
* The Drill Sergeant from the RenAndStimpy episode "In the Army" had a hat that covered his eyes.
* The Blue Falcon from ''DynomuttDogWonder'', due to his beak hood. Sometimes, it looks like he has empty ''eye sockets''!
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