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->''Okay, new rule: If the Ghost Wizard's eyes start to shimmer... DON'T LOOK INTO THEM. YOU ARE SO DENSE SOMETIMES.''
->-- '''Mitzi [=McNinja=]''' (to her unconscious husband), ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja''

If the eyes are the [[WindowsOfTheSoul windows to the soul]], this person has a very... [[CharmPerson persuasive]]... [[{{Brainwashed}} compelling]]... even [[DemonicPossession possessive]] soul. With little more than a few words intoned in their deep, CompellingVoice, any [[HypnoFool fool]] gazing into their eyes will be [[WeakWilled hopelessly hypnotized]].

The mind control victim who has gazed too long into this abyss will likely develop MindControlEyes. High power Hypnotic Eyes (or when broadcast) may function like a HypnoRay and work on ''[[MassHypnosis several]]'' onlookers at once.

If the hypnotist is using glasses, then it's likely a MindControlDevice instead of this trope.

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!Examples:

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[[folder:Advertisement]]
* One commercial for ''VideoGame/SuperMarioLand2'', the debut of [[EvilTwin Wario]] as a villain, has him trying to use HypnoticEyes to brainwash people into obeying him.
-->'''Wario:''' [[MemeticMutation Obey Wario,]] [[YoutubePoop destroy Mario!]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgPmaNMReKQ This]] Japanese commercial features a young caterpillar with hypnotic eyes
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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* [[MagnificentBastard Lelouch]] of ''CodeGeass'' has something akin to this; his 'Geass' (a power closely connected to eyes and sight) allows him to issue 'absolute orders'. Lelouch geasses you to do something, you do it. Not fully this trope (there are enough differences to distance it), but certainly closely related. [[spoiler: Especially when it becomes ''permanently'' active]].
** Rolo's Geass from R2 is more hypnotic in nature than Lelouch's (it freezes everyone's perception of time) and is centered on his eye, but it doesn't require eye contact to take effect (it works within a radius).
* [[spoiler: Saralegui]] from ''KyouKaraMaou!''
* Kurumu from ''[[RosarioToVampire Rosario+Vampire]]'' seduces the main character with these (JustifiedTrope: she's a {{succubus}}), though she calls the ability "[[CharmPerson Charm]]." She only really uses it in [[ItOnlyWorksOnce one episode]], though, after her [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn]].
** She has also used it once in the manga after her introduction. But here there is a explanation for this as she wants to catch Tsukunes heart with fair play and not with her powers, not only for her love for him but also her love for the rest of the girls in the harem. This turns into a tear jerker when she [[spoiler: accidently charms Tsukune and spends the rest of the day with him in her room, ending with her trying to make him saying that he likes her until it's instead her who breaks down to tears and says that she likes him]]
* [[spoiler: Sakura]] in ''LightNovel/{{Kampfer}}''.
* Naoi plays these almost entirely for gags in ''Anime/AngelBeats''.
* The Sharingan from ''Anime/{{Naruto}}'' has hypnotic powers, ranging from subtly throwing off their perception of reality to outright mind control. A common piece of advice when fighting Uchiha is to read their actions by watching their feet and hands, as even casual eye contact can be fatal. When first introduced with Kakashi, the Sharingan's tomoes spun wildly around the pupil when this power was active.
-->''[[NarutoTheAbridgedSeries Ooo! Spinny eye!]]'''
* Hiei from ''YuYuHakusho''. His ThirdEye gives him a number of psychic abilities. Although sadly, they are rarely, to never used.
* When Princess Buburina uses these in ''Anime/{{Catnapped}}'', her eyes change colors AND physically rotate around themselves rapidly. Whether it's hypnosis or it simply causes the victim to have a seizure is debatable.
* In the hentai ''Alien from the Darkness'', when the eponymous alien is in its human female form and begins seducing a crew-member, its eyes flash green before revealing its unexpected appendages. Once this happens, the alien's victims' [[MindControlEyes eyes go blank]], and they seemingly become unable (or unwilling) to resist.
* ''{{Trigun}}'': Dominique the Cyclops. When she opens her eye shutter, her Demon's Eye can dazzle ''all five'' of a victim's senses, making it seem like she teleports from place to place. [[spoiler:Once he figured out what she was doing, Vash defeats the hypnosis by using intense pain to keep his senses awake.]]
* In ''LightNovel/ScrappedPrincess'', anyone who gazes into the eyes of a Peacemaker immediately falls under their control (called Providence). Their influence is so strong that entire cities can be made to submit to their will. One of the reasons they're after Pacifica is she's immune to Providence ''and'' can pass this onto others (she twice invokes involuntary magical outbursts--anyone caught within gains her immunity).
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* {{Blade}} is resistant to vampire mesmerism, but cannot do it himself. However he was given said ability in the Ultimate universe.
* The fakir in the ''{{Tintin}}'' story "Cigars of the Pharoah"; even Tintin is unable to resist the power of his eyes and weird gestures. More so in the AnimatedAdaptation where his eyes are enough to hypnotize someone, and his pupils light up.
* Mezmerella of ''ComicBook/TheIncredibles'' comic.
* [[SecretInvasion The]] [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Skrulls]] have this ability as well.

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[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* In Disney's ''Disney/TheJungleBook'', Kaa the python has these type of eyes, as shown in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-T0I5UepXMA this clip, starting at 0:20]].
* [[EvilChancellor Jafar's]] cobra-headed cane in ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''.
* In Disney's ''Disney/RobinHood'', Sir Hiss at least once did this to Prince John.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'': [[spoiler: Sunset Shimmer]] gains a variant after stealing power from [[spoiler: The Element of Magic]].
* One of ''WesternAnimation/TheTwelveTasksOfAsterix'' involves being able to resist the hypnotic gaze of Iris the magician. Iris tries to hypnotize Asterix into believing he's a boar, but keeps getting distracted by the Gaul's comments about his GlowingEyes like "Can you make them light up one at a time?" and "They must be handy for reading in bed." Eventually Iris becomes so confused [[DuckSeasonRabbitSeason he ends up hypnotizing himself]].
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* The eponymous Dr. Mabuse in Creator/FritzLang's ''DrMabuseTheGambler''.
* The villain of the B-movie ''Film/TheThingThatCouldntDie'' (another fine ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'' experiment) is the undead head of devil-worshipper Gideon Drew, which is still able to instantly enslave anyone who looks at him without protection.
* Played for laughs in the comedy ''LoveAtFirstBite''; when Dracula and Jeffery attempt to do this to each other, a luckless waiter sticks his head between them and instantly keels over.
** Followed by ''the entire restaurant'', other than the two in question and the love interest that they're busy fighting over.
* ''Film/VillageOfTheDamned''.
* Montag of ''TheWizardOfGore'' is implied to have this, generally modeled by the camera going to an extreme closeup of his eyes as he stares for several seconds, following by a member of the audience doing what he wants.
* The BigBad of ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982'', Thulsa Doom, has hypnotic eyes that can put anyone who stares at them long enough under a spell - winning that person to his side. [[spoiler: He does so to Conan's mother, long enough to behead her once she dropped her guard. He does it again to Conan at the end of the film, but Conan is able to break the spell and [[KarmicDeath behead him]]]].
* In the 1981 film ''Looker'', a company called Digital Matrix creates computer-generated actors that have hypnotic eyes that cause the viewers to fall into a trance so that they would be receptive to whatever message the producers want to communicate through the TV commercials.
* Caiphas from ''[[Literature/TheBible The Bible Miniseries]]''.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* ''Literature/TheDemonHeadmaster'', although he uses his catchphrase along with it;
-->"Funny you should be so sleepy so early in the day... your eyelids are getting heavy... you...are...asleeep."
* In Creator/RudyardKipling's short story "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi", Darzee's wife must avoid looking into the cobra Nagaina's eyes, because doing so would leave her paralyzed with fear.
** The AnimatedAdaptation kept the trope.
* In the ''NightHuntress'' books, vampires can brainwash humans if they look at the vampire's eyes. A small percentage of the human population is immune to this ability.
* In the fantasy series ''{{Redwall}}'', snakes, primarily adders have this ability. The only (known) non-snake example would be the pine marten Ublaz Mad Eyes. [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The name says all]].
* In ''AWrinkleInTime'', the Man with Red Eyes has powerful HypnoticEyes which he uses to bring Charles Wallace under the control of IT.
* ''Radio/TheShadow'' was known for this in most of his incarnations.
* Manfred, the Headmaster's son in ''Literature/ChildrenOfTheRedKing'', has these as his gift.
* In his political satire ''Rabbits and Boa Constrictors'', Soviet writed Fazil Iskander plays with this. The titular boa constrictors have Hypnotic Eyes that completely incapacitate any rabbit who gazes into them, making them easy prey. [[spoiler:Except there's actually no such thing as hypnosis - what actually paralyzes rabbits is their own fear of the serpents.]]
* Literature/MollyMoon has a hypnotic gaze as her main ([[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands and original]]) power.
* Olga Barcova (also known as "The Green Terror"), one of the two arch-nemesises of Norwegian police inspector Knut Gribb, can use her brilliant green eyes to hypnotize any man. A few men are immune -- most notably Knut Gribb himself -- and it heavily [[DependingOnTheWriter depends on the story]] whether the hypnotic powers work on women.
* The snake in the Franchise/IndianaJones styled section of ''Literature/SonicTheHedgehogInCastleRobotnik'' attempts this unsuccessfully; eventually getting out a watch and trying to still no avail.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. "Buffy vs. Dracula". The Count has hypnotic OccultBlueEyes that can enthrall even Buffy.
** Drusilla uses them on Kendra to distract her long enough [[spoiler: to slit her throat with her [[FemmeFatalons FREAKIN' FINGERNAIL!]]]]. The next episode [[spoiler: she uses them to hypnotize Giles into believing she's Jenny Calendar]]
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** The Master of ''Series/DoctorWho'' fame has a long history of hypnotizing people by staring into their eyes and telling them to obey him.
** The Fourth Doctor is the only Doctor with this trait - most other Doctors have to use a pendulum or physically touch people they hypnotise, but as Creator/TomBaker naturally possessed very wide, pale blue eyes and a mesmerising stare, no other visual aids were necessary.
-->'''Fourth Doctor:''' Sarah, I want you to look into my eyes.
-->'''Sarah Jane:''' OH NO, NO THAT'S NOT F__ ''(falls into trance)''
* All vampires in ''Series/YoungDracula'' but Vlad takes the cake. He's so good that he [[spoiler: mind-wiped an entire crowd, including several slayers and Renfield, into forgetting about vampires. It was so strong that Renfield's memory was still being re-wiped every time he re-learned about vampires four years later.]]
* All vampires in the series ''Series/TrueBlood'' possess this power (assuming their maker taught it to them). It seems to get more powerful with age, like most vampire abilities in the ''True Blood'' universe: while most vampires can put you in a trance while looking into their eyes and affect your perception, older vampires (or possibly just Russell Edgington) seem to be able to be able to look into your eyes once and then subsequently leave you in a trance even after eye contact is broken.
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[[folder:Other Sites]]
* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1529 SCP-1529 ("King of the Mountain")]]. When SCP-1529 makes eye contact with a human being it exerts hypnotic control over the victim. This causes the victim to feel the effects of freezing to death (feeling warm and comfortable, sitting down and relaxing).
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[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* [[YellowPeril The Hood]] of ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}'' combines this with GlowingEyesOfDoom. He uses his eyes to render anyone unconscious, or to gather informations about International Rescue from his half-brother, Kyrano.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* In ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade/ TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem'', this is any vampire with the Dominate discipline, which generally requires that the user make eye contact with the target to implant suggestions.
** Also [[TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness oWoD]] Setites with Serpentis 1, Eyes of the Serpent, could freeze someone in place by making eye contact.
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[[folder:Toys]]
* Takadox from ''{{Bionicle}}''.
* Skales and the Hypnobrai Tribe from ''Franchise/{{Ninjago}}''.
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[[folder:Videogames]]
* The Tiki Tak tribe from ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryReturns'' aren't much of body, so they invoke this trope into hypnotizing various animals into doing their labor for them. Beings of higher thought capacity are proofed against this power, but since this is an animals-only universe, that limits it to the Kongs. The first level literally starts with Donkey Kong demonstrating this fact to one of them [[TalkToTheFist the only way he knows how]].
* Agent Superball in the second season of ''SamAndMax'' does this through his Secret Service shades if Sam insists in believing in TimeTravel. In the future. With the time travel machine only 4 meters away.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* Black Mage of ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' has on two occasions used Hypnovision on his [[strike:allies]] [[strike:enemies]] allies. Both occasions did little to no good, as the first target (Fighter) was too dumb to be affected by it (even though he actually kinda was), and the second (Red Mage) was wearing mirrored shades for "[[CrazyPrepared no apparent reason]]".
* [[PrinceCharmingWannabe Count Antonie]] the {{vampire}} tries this on Meryl in ''{{Minion}}''. She of course [[NoSell sees right through it]] and clobbers him.
-->'''Meryl''': "I'm a dark witch, you moron! Did you honestly think I wouldn't know about that stupid 'Hypno-Eye' of yours?!"
* ''TheKingfisher'' features vampires with the Hypnotic Eyes, to varying degrees. Vitus early on puts Marc to sleep with the look, but goes to Helen for help rewriting his memories.
* ''Webcomic/BallAndChain'''s Silver has this ability, but so far it's only been shown to work on animals.
* In ''Webcomic/RustyAndCo'', [[http://rustyandco.com/comic/level-6-43/ the vampire, while dominating.]]
* In ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'', a stick-figure FillerStrip has Torg accidentally get mind-control eyes when his swirly eyes caused by sudden exposure to light get combined with a top hat and a chocolate milk moustache, making him look like a sinister hypnotist.
* In ''Webcomic/ThinkBeforeYouThink'', Julia imagines Becky with eyes like [[http://thinkbeforeyouthink.net/?comic=20120720-the-dark-side this]].
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[[folder: Web Original]]
* [[GiantSpider N'Ktane]] and her "son" Stalker have these in ''{{Tasakeru}}''.
* In ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', [[spoiler:Valefor]] has these.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' has TheHypnotoad, whose penetrating gaze lulls you into a mindless catatonic state until [[InterruptingMeme ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD!]]
* A completely out-of-left-field example from ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'', when Duke Phillips is running for President:
-->'''Reporter''': What is your response to critics who say that this marriage is just an outrageous publicity stunt to help your campaign?
-->'''Duke''': I say, ''gaze into the hypnotic power of my Evil Eye!''
-->''[He leans forward...]''
* In ''[[{{Asterix}} The Twelve Tasks of Asterix]]'', Iris the Great Egyptian Magician has spotlight-like eyes he uses to hypnotize people.
-->'''Iris: '''"By Osiris and by Apis, look in my eyes. You have turned into a wild boar. Yes! A wiiillld boooaaarrr..."
* In the WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes short "Mexican Boarders", Slowpoke Rodriguez, the Slowest Mouse in all Mexico, uses HypnoticEyes to zap Sylvester into becoming his obedient slave, thus showing how he's been able to survive.
--> '''Slowpoke:''' Slowpoke may be pretty slow downstairs in the feets but is pretty fast upstairs in the ''cabeza''.
* Super Bike in ''TheFairlyOddParents''.
* Tak in ''InvaderZim'' seems to possess these in the form of some sort of device in or near her eyes. While in disguise, a flash of her eyes allows her to erase short-term memories of her victims (unless their mind is too strong, like Dib's and Gaz's were) and, in one case, impose her will over others.
-->'''Girl: '''Looks like Zim has a girlfriend!
-->'''Tak: '''It's not NICE...to embarrass people! You should apologize...and...[eyes flash] eat your eraser!
-->'''Girl: '''(With MindControlEyes) Yes, Tak! I'm sorry, Zim. [Takes a bite out of her eraser]
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''
** The major villain Discord has this ability, which he uses to invert the personalities of most of the main characters. He usually uses this as the finishing touch after having worn down his victims [[BreakThemByTalking the mundane way]] first, but when Fluttershy proves immune to this kind of persuasion, [[spoiler:he skips straight to the magic.]]
** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E9BridleGossip Bridle Gossip]] Pinkie Pie ''claims'' that Zecora the Zebra has this ability, and shows the swirling eyes herself when she sings a song about it, but she is just imagining things/making things up.
* ''WesternAnimation/SkysurferStrikeForce'' villain, Dr. Five Eyes has this power, but oddly for just the eye in the center of his forehead.
* In the original ''ThunderCats'' episode [[http://thundercats.wikia.com/wiki/The_Doom-Gaze ''The Doom Gaze'']], this is the power the evil Ta-She possesses. [[spoiler:Tiny problem. It only works on men.]]
** [[spoiler:Considering that Ta-She and Mumm-Ra seemed surprised when it didn't work on Cheetara, two possibilities came to this troper's mind: 1) Ta-She never tried it on women before and just (wrongly) assumed it would work on everyone; 2) She tried it on a woman before and it worked, possibly because the target [[LesYay was naturally susceptible to female charms]], what's not Cheetara's case]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TheGodzillaPowerHour'' features a bipedal cobra-monster named "''Axor''", one of his superpowers is to hypnotize its victims by firing a grey laser from his eyes at the victim's eyes as well. He uses this on the Calico Crew (minus Pete and Godzooky) and multiple humans [[EvilOverlord to serve him]], [[CerebusSyndrome having already forced them to build him his own castle]]. [[spoiler: Strangely enough, not only does his hypnosis [[AwesomeButImpractical not work on those who are sick]], but it also winds up [[HoistByHisOwnPetard being his own undoing]].]]
* Sunil from ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012'' has these. He uses them on the Biskit Twins in the episode "Gailbreak!".
* The Changewings from ''WesternAnimation/DragonsRidersOfBerk'' are [[AllThereInTheManual stated to possess this ability]], but they have not yet demonstrated this.
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* In hypnosis, particularly in stage hypnosis and instant inductions, eye contact is essential. If you stare at someone without blinking long enough, many people naturally fall into a light trance attempting to keep eye contact with you. In stage hypnosis, the term is literally called the "hypnotic gaze".
* Creator/CillianMurphy.
* Apparently, Wolf Messing as well.
* According to last Russian Empress Alexandra Feodorovna (Alix of Hesse), also Rasputin.
* Another Russian, Creator/NataliaGuseva.
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