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Common in modelling as well as fiction, this is when a person's hair intentionally covers one of their eyes. Sometimes it's just for style, while other times it might function as an EyepatchOfPower, or cover a disfigurement such as horrible scarring or a blind eye (in which case its removal may serve as TheReveal).

It frequently serves as some kind of symbol:

* To show that the character is sexy and seductive.
* To show that the character is [[ShrinkingViolet shy and demure]].
* To show deception or concealment (more prosaically, it could be literally covering up something the person doesn't want seen such as a MagicalEye).
* To show vulnerability, by acting as a fragile shield or barrier, i.e. the character is an asocial loner.
* To represent a veil:
** Wedding veils: as a signal that this is the serious LoveInterest, particularly when the male lead is a TheCasanova, this combined with a stunned look on the Casanova often means that he has [[LadykillerInLove finally fallen]], and wedding bells are in his future - if he doesn't die first that is.
** The veil separating God from Man (see the Jewish Temple): implying the person behind it is mystical or supernaturally knowledgeable, maybe even a messenger from God.

In real life, the style is called "peek-a-boo", or more recently, "{{emo}} bang", and was popularized by actress [[http://www.imdb.com/media/rm4204763136/nm0000043?ref_=nmmd_md_nxt Veronica Lake]] in the 1940s (who was asked to change it when it proved impractical for women working in factories during the war).

It may only happen for one scene, or it may be a permanent feature of a character. May be a consequence of SlipknotPonytail. If the style sticks through all sorts of action, it veers into ImprobableHairStyle territory.

A person with this hairstyle may also be victim to some of the same jokes as characters who actually have only one eye, such as lacking depth perception. A common emo hair style for males also features this and calls it ''emo fringe''.

Contrast HiddenEyes, where a character's eyes are temporarily in shadow to indicate a change in emotional state -- this is usually a more permanent effect and can mean many things.

If ''both'' eyes are covered by the locks, then those are BlindingBangs. For the real use of hair in a SceneryCensor situation, see GodivaHair.


[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Joe Shimamura/009 of ''Manga/{{Cyborg009}}'' has the angsty version. Occasionally, however, both of his eyes are shown.
* In ''Manga/YuGiOh'', Pegasus's hairdo hides the Millennium Eye that allows him to steal souls and read minds. He still has it that way after losing the eye; it fills in for an eyepatch.
* ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'': José's one [[BigOlEyebrows very long eyebrow]] covers his right eye.
* ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'': In his human form, Alito's right eye is covered by his hair. He's kind of a CasanovaWannabe.
* Nyx from ''Anime/QueensBlade''
* Both Gourry and Zelgadis of ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}''; Zelgadis is the classic case of being less-than-social, while the kind yet [[TheDitz airheaded]] Gourry is, surprisingly deceptive.
* Trowa from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing''. Noin has a slightly smaller case.
* Lin from ''Manga/GhostHunt'' has one of these, which seems to signify that he's being standoffish and reclusive from the others, although it doesn't go away after he warms up.
* Koyomi from ''LightNovel/{{Bakemonogatari}}'' is sometimes depicted in this way. Only his left eye gets covered.
* Allelujah Haptism of ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]''. The eye covered switches sides when his SuperpoweredEvilSide takes control. With each personality, it takes on a different meaning. Nice Allelujah gets the emo style, and psycho Hallelujah gets the deceptive style. When both sides agree to work together, he slicks back his hair and becomes a total badass.
* Fakir's hair in ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' sometimes appears this way. It was combined with a SlipknotPonytail moment in the first season finale.
* Richard from ''Manga/RequiemOfTheRoseKing'' wears his hear like this.
* ''Manga/FruitsBasket'':
** Hatori has this because he's blind in one eye.
** Another example is Arisa Uotani, or at least when she was younger.
* ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'': Takasugi has bangs over his damaged left eye, which is also [[BandageBabe covered in bandages]].
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** Deidara hides a scope on his left eye used for long-range observation, [[spoiler:although he loses his "power" during his final battle after his plan with the C2 Dragon backfired]].
** Kakashi used to have this as a child. His bangs covered his left eye as if to foreshadow the [[EyeScream trauma conga line that eye would eventually be exposed to]]: [[spoiler:First getting it cut up in Gaiden, then years of over exertion through use of the Sharingan, and finally Madara pulling it out of Kakashi's skull in a single move. Fortunately for Kakashi, the eye Naruto gave him to replace the Sharingan seems to be a keeper.]]
** Ino has this in after the TimeSkip.
** And the Mizukage has one as well, for sexy value.
** Nagato had BlindingBangs up until Jiraiya trained him, and after that point had the shy/emo version of these.
** Also, the Raikage's bodyguard Darui.
** [[spoiler:As an adult, Sasuke's]] bangs cover the left side of his face in order to conceal his [[spoiler:Rinnegan]].
* Chad from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' has the shy variety. Kira Izuru has the emo variety.
* Graham Spector from ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'', complete with his ImprobableHairstyle.
* Kan'u Unchou from ''Manga/IkkiTousen''.
* Seiji / Sage from ''Anime/RoninWarriors''.
* In ''[[Franchise/DotHack .Hack//Legend of the Twilight Bracelet]]'' the [[AIIsACrapshoot Vagrant A.I.]] Morté has this [[spoiler:to conceal her left eye which reveals her to have heterochromia as well as facial discoloration from TheVirus]].
* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** Sanji has his left eye hidden behind his hair even in his childhood flashbacks. Whether he actually had a left eye had been the subject of debate until WordOfGod stated that he does, in fact, have a perfectly functional eye hidden beneath his hair. After the TimeSkip, said left eye is revealed, but now his right eye is covered. It turned out both of his spiral-shaped eyebrows curl to the right (so they look like "@_ @_"), hence why he'd want to cover one of them. Sanji's eye being covered has actually become a RunningGag in the series. For example, he was once held upside down, where his hair would not be able to cover his eye. [[FandomNod The speech bubble covered it instead]].
** In chapter 826, [[spoiler:Sanji's older sister Reiju]] is revealed to have the same hairstyle.
** Played in an unusual way in regards to [[spoiler:Pudding]], who's hair is actually hiding a ThirdEye. [[spoiler:In her case is the [[BitchInSheepsClothing deceptive]] type.]]
* Creator/LeijiMatsumoto's Anime/CaptainHarlock both has an EyepatchOfPower ''and'' has his hair covering said eyepatch. It's two eye-covering tropes for the price of one.
* In the ''VideoGame/{{Gungrave}}'' anime, Grave sometimes adopts this look in order to hide the nasty mess of scars where his left eye used to be.
* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'''s Viral has the emo variant.
* André from ''Manga/RoseOfVersailles'' loses the use of one eye roughly halfway through the series, and subsequently covers it up with his hair for the remainder of the series. Perhaps unusually, he does experience problems with his sight as a result of this, which becomes a plot point later on.
* D from ''Anime/ParallelTroubleAdventureDual'' has one long lock of hair that covers her right eye. This is sort of intentional, as her right eye doesn't look anything like a normal eye (and is possibly non-functional), and it would seriously creep people out to look at it all day.
* Iroha Tsuchiura from ''Onii-chan no Koto nanka Zenzen Suki Janain Dakara ne!''
* Lucy of ''Manga/ElfenLied'' has one eye covered by her hair, though not [[spoiler:when she's in her alternate personality Nyu, and not during flashbacks either.]]
* Lily C. Sherbert from ''Anime/GalaxyAngel II''.
* Ichimoku Ren from ''Anime/HellGirl''. Of course, he does this because his covered-up eye can be transplanted anywhere, essentially giving him the ability to see anything at any time. For extra badass points, the eye can be visible or invisible at his whim, so in addition to being able to see whatever he wants he can [[ParanoiaFuel scare the everliving hell]] out of whoever he needs to scare. Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on your point of view), Ren appears to have [[PowerPerversionPotential little desire to abuse his abilities]], this doesn't stop the FanFiction writers.
* Ginko from ''Manga/{{Mushishi}}''. He's got an empty/black eye under it. This is a secondary result of his transformation into a [[LockedIntoStrangeness mushishi]].
* Similarly, the title character of ''Manga/GegegeNoKitaro'' lost his left eye as a baby, and combs his hair over the empty socket.
* Elizabeth from the series ''Manga/TheSevenDeadlySins'' hair covers her right eye and show more toward the shy side.[[spoiler:Also, it hides her MagicalEye.]]
* Shin Kazuyama from ''Manga/{{Area 88}}'' pretty much borrowed his hairdo from Harlock (Kaoru Shintai started out as a Matsumoto assistant).
* Speaking of pilots with peek-a-bangs, Rei Fukai from ''Franchise/SentouYouseiYukikaze'' has this. This befits his [[LonersAreFreaks attitude]] and his slightly unhealthy obsession with his [[strike:[[HoYay CO]]]] [[CargoShip his own fighter jet]].
* Chimera from ''Manga/{{MAR}}'' has hair covering the conglomeration of eyes on the side of her face.
* Nodoka from ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' started out with BlindingBangs during the first chapter, but eventually moved into this.
* Precia Testarossa from ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''. Flashbacks show that she only had this after she went [[LoveMakesYouEvil evil and insane]] [[spoiler:[[{{Necromantic}} trying to revive her daughter]]]].
* Izumi from ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico'' (shy type; afraid of relationships due to tragedies in her past).
* Count D and his grandfather from ''Manga/PetshopOfHorrors''.
* Ryoko Takeuchi from ''Manga/BlueSeed'' (probably to make her look cool because it makes her look like a one-eyed sharpshooter).
* Nagomi in ''VisualNovel/AkaneIroNiSomaruSaka''.
* Ikumi Kaidou from ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'' has his hair covering half of his face at all times. This foreshadows the fact that he's much more important to the plot than he initially lets on.
** Since Palus Abel has the same hair, presumably Kaidou's [[ViewerGenderConfusion fa- er, moth- parent Abel]] has it too.
** Given that Soldato J also is afflicted with this trope [[spoiler:after his helmet is broken and his eyes revealed]] one could argue that its a trait of everyone from their homeworld.
* Seras Victoria spends so much time in volume 7 of the manga ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' with one of her eyes covered by her hair that she looks like a cyclops. This, of course, occurred at the same time that she ''TookALevelInBadass'' and makes her look even scarier.
** Since she was also recovering from a double dose of EyeScream at the time, it is quite possible that the concealed eye hadn't healed yet while hidden...
* Dr. Manga/BlackJack. Oddly enough, it's ''not'' there to cover the nasty-looking scar on his face. Normally it happens when he's pretending to be greedy and extort money from someone in order for them to come to some kind of realization.
* Suzushiro Isuzu from ''Manga/TheMikosWordsAndTheWitchesIncantations''.
* Miata from ''Manga/{{Claymore}}''. It accentuates her AxCrazy status.
* Kirche from ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero'' combines this trope with DarkSkinnedRedhead.
* Hazuki from ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi'', obviously showing shyness.
* Xerxes Break from ''Manga/PandoraHearts'' is missing his left eye under his hair. Cheshire also has this kind of hair. [[spoiler:Cheshire's hair covers his right side. His left eye is really Break's.]]
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': Major General Olivier Mira Armstrong (sexy), Alphonse Elric's body (shy, plus it makes him look [[TheWoobie cuter]]), and occasionally Ling Yao [[spoiler:and the second Greed]]. The [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist 2003 anime version]] has Russell Tringham who has the "sexy" variant, and (in ''Anime/ConquerorsOfShamballa'') [[spoiler:Roy Mustang]], who wears it to cover his eyepatch.
* Van Fanel from ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'' is a partial/borderline example: his hair isn't styled in any way and often just falls over his eyes in general, but it tends to cover one eye completely more often than not. Where it ''really'' fits, though, is in meaning, as Van hits both the "[[BreakTheCutie vulnerability]]" and the "serious LoveInterest" categories
* Lag Seeing from ''Manga/LetterBee'' hides the spirit amber that replaces his left eye with one of these; also functions as a hair version of the EyepatchOfPower.
* ''Manga/BlackButler'':
** Ciel Phantomhive's bangs are more dense over his right eye which usually has an EyepatchOfPower over it to conceal his DealWithTheDevil [[MagicallyBindingContract contract]] with Sebastian.
** In the manga, Freckles [[spoiler:aka Doll]] has bangs that fall over a majority of one side of his [[spoiler:her]] face to cover [[spoiler:some sort of disfigurement or scarring and a very damaged eye.]]
* Muraki in ''Manga/DescendantsOfDarkness'', possibly to mask his glass eye.
* Sheer/Mihasa, the female space pirate from ''VideoGame/DinosaurKing'''s time travel arc, has this over her left eye.
* Washio from ''Manga/BusouRenkin'' has one. Since he is so badass, it probably functions like an EyepatchOfPower.
* Mikoto Urabe in ''Manga/MysteriousGirlfriendX'' is sometimes this way, and sometimes has BlindingBangs, and is more antisocial than shy.
* In ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei,'' [[{{Hikikomori}} Kiri]] [[MeaningfulName Komori]] has one, and it is often played for comic effect: [[DoubleEntendre "I've only been opened by Sensei before,"]] and [[CatchPhrase ''Don't open it!'']]
* ''Anime/MazeMegaburstSpace'' has Gorgeous.
* James in ''Manga/FromEroicaWithLove'' is an example of this. His bangs do not consistently cover a particular eye. While one may point out that his hair may signify his emotional behavior and duplicitous nature, his hair style is also supposed to be reminiscent of the hairstyle worn by Jimmy Page in his younger years.
* Tobias, [[{{Bishonen}} Nando, and Sir Aaron]] from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', as well as the game characters listed below.
* Vicious from ''Anime/CowboyBebop''. Interestingly, besides making him look pensive and brooding (and, ok, sexy as hell), his bangs usually flop over his left eye--[[NotSoDifferent the same eye Spike lost in an accident]].
* Mikael from ''Anime/ImGonnaBeAnAngel'' has his left side of face always covered with bangs, even though his left eye is still oddly visible. But a translucent hair is kinda a standard in this series. [[spoiler:Also, his bangs covering half of his face may serve to underline his ambiguous nature. Or just add to his overall bishiness]]
* Taki in ''Manga/CaptainTsubasa''. Levin and Pascal as well. Sano when he does not have BlindingBangs.
* ''Manga/{{Working}}'':
** Jun.
** Souta's sister [[MostWritersAreWriters Izumi.]]
* Chaos, the evil second-generation Angeloid from ''Manga/HeavensLostProperty'', has this hair style (until she is [[spoiler:defeated and becomes good]]).
* Leon Earnhardt from ''Anime/FutureGPXCyberFormula SAGA'' and ''SIN'', although both of his eyes are shown.
* Gilbert from ''Manga/KazeToKiNoUta''.
* Casca's and Serpico's bangs do this from time to time in ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', since they have the most pronounced bangs.
* PlayedForLaughs in ''Anime/{{Vandread}}''. The resident {{Bishonen}} Duero wears long hair covering his right eye at all times. In the second season finale, Parfeit sneaks up on him and briefly brushes his hair aside, exclaiming "I knew it!" with a content smile. Too bad [[TheUnreveal the audience only sees him from behind in that shot]].
* Lingyu Bao of ''Manga/CynthiaTheMission'''s hair covers his left eye [[spoiler:or rather the scar where it used to be]].
* In ''AudioPlay/SaintBeast'', many characters have the style, but Cassandra's bangs are the likely the only meaningful version, obscuring his face and represent his guardedness.
* Atori in ''Anime/{{Noein}}'' has long blond hair covering half his face. The dub's HilariousOuttakes poke fun at it:
-->"Why is this banana on my head?"
-->"I'm in luck! This gel keeps my hair pointing upwards!"
* Yuzuru Otonashi from ''Anime/AngelBeats'' had this over his left eye when he was alive. He chopped them off when he decided to go back to school.
* Tsubaki from ''Manga/FutureDiary''.
* Hilda from ''Manga/{{Beelzebub}}''. [[spoiler:It's to cover her [[SuperSenses super-sensitive]] left eye.]]
* In ''LightNovel/DateALive'', Kurumi Tokisaki's bangs cover her left eye. Doubles as an EyepatchOfPower. The first four bullets (sexy, shy, deception and vulnerability) all apply to her.
* In ''LightNovel/BrothersConflict'', the Asahina twins, Azusa and Tsubaki, have perfectly specular bangs covering respectively the left eye and the right eye.
* Megrez Alberich from ''Manga/SaintSeiya'''s [[FillerArc Asgard Arc]]. In his case, it's meant to represent [[spoiler:deception and concealment - namely, the fact that he's the only one aware of Hilda's [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashing]].]]
* Annie Leonhart from ''Manga/AttackOnTitan''. Her bangs often conceal her right eye, symbolizing her closed-off and secretive nature. [[spoiler:She's actually a Titan [[TheMole agent]] sent to infiltrate the military. Her long bangs help conceal her face during her rampage as the Female Titan]].
* ''LightNovel/IfHerFlagBreaks'': Mei has this hairstyle, representing her desire to remain emotionally aloof and guarded.
* Touka from ''Manga/TokyoGhoul''. Her bangs often conceal her right eye. She's actually a Ghoul and a member of Anteiku.
* One-off character Rei Kinoshita in ''Manga/SgtFrog''.
* One of Gen's friends from ''Barefoot'' Gen uses her hair to cover half of her face; in this case, that half is burnt by the atomic radiation from the Hiroshima Bombing and the eye on that side is sealed shut.
* Kyoko and Kana have this hairstyle in ''Manga/ReKan''. However, due to the art style, their hidden eye is still visible.
* In ''Animation/GuardianFairyMichel'', Salome's hair covers her right eye.
* Urushihara from ''LightNovel/TheDevilIsAPartTimer'' has hair covering his right eye. This has a double meaning showing his untrustworthy nature and his lack of social skills.
* Decim the Arbiter in ''Anime/DeathParade'' hides his right eye.
* Shouko Aizawa from ''Anime/JewelpetSunshine''; a solitary type who doesn't have many close friends, except for her delinquent group. There's also a concealment metaphor, as she acts extremely tough, but turns very mushy when she falls in love, much to her embarrassment.
* ''Manga/FairyTail'':
** Erza, on occasion.
** Freed, all the time.
** Alzack, until the timeskip.
** Rogue, all the time as well. [[spoiler:Less so with his future counterpart.]]
* Megumi from ''Manga/KomorisanCantDecline'' used to have BlindingBangs, but she started pulling her hair back at Komori's suggestion. She keeps one side covered [[RuleOfCool because it looks cool]].
* Butch in ''Anime/DemashitaPowerpuffGirlsZ'' has hair going over one of his eyes. Unlike his brothers, his design is based off his pre-redesign version from ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''. Butch is the EvilCounterpart (and SpearCounterpart) to Kaoru.
* In ''Manga/Brave10'', Jinpachi's dreads cover up one eye, adding to his mystery, whereas [[AlwaysIdenticalTwins Rokuro and Nanakuma's]] takes emphasize their distant personalities.
* A few characters in ''Manga/BungouStrayDogs'' have this, for varying reasons. In [[YamatoNadeshiko Kouyou]] it seems to give a sultry look, while a minor character who sported this named Ace was hinted to be sneaky and untrustworthy.
* Shirasaka Koume in ''Anime/TheIdolmasterCinderellaGirls'' has this in the mysterious and [[TheQuietOne shy girl variety]]. It raises the shock value when her [[CreepyChild Creepy Child]] side shows itself to anyone for the first time.
* Victor Nikiforov and Yuri Plisetsky from ''Anime/YuriOnIce'' both have this hairstyle; Victor's hair covers the left side of his face while Yurio's covers his right. Yurio fits the "asocial" type due to his brash and hot-tempered personality preventing him from being friendly with anyone, while Victor nails the "seductive" type and seems to fit the "deceptive" type at first glance [[spoiler:but it turns out that he's not as deceptive as the early episodes make him out to be]].
* Saya from ''Manga/TanakaKunWaItsumoKedaruge'' has bangs that cover her eye, even though her hair is of short length.
* Ram and Rem, the twin maids from ''LightNovel/ReZero'', have bangs that are just enough to cover their left and right eye, respectively.
* Luxembourg, the calm, [[NiceGuy polite]] and elegant PrincelyYoungMan from ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'', has bangs that cover his right eye completely.
* Angelica from ''Manga/{{Superior}}'' wears her hair this way to hide her demon eye.
* Musashino Animation's manager Yuka Okitsu from ''Anime/{{Shirobako}}'' is a very reserved lady. Only when she's serious (more so than usual, at that) does she sweep her bangs out of the way.
* Sucy in ''Anime/LittleWitchAcademia''
* ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'': Vulnerabiltity and Drama variant. (Warning: MAJOR SPOILER): [[spoiler: Anthy, whose hair is always in a PrimAndProperBun, is shown late in the series LettingHerHairDown in situations where she's especially broken or vulnerable due her status as [[FateWorseThanDeath the Rose Bride]]. During the final battle between Utena and Akio, Anthy's hair briefly takes this look to show just how utterly ''[[DespairEventHorizon broken]]'' she is.]]
* [[{{Bishonen}} Kazemaru]] from ''VideoGame/InazumaEleven'' has bangs over his left eye. At first they don't really seem meaningful, besides making him more attractive than he already is, but later it's revealed [[spoiler:he has serious insecurities under high pressure due to his inabillity to catch up with the rest of his teammates, which leads him to go mad for power at the end of the second arc.]]
** Haizaki and Yagihara from ''Ares'' as well. The latter is the biggest ShrinkingViolet in the franchise, while the former is an AloofAlly who wants to take revenge over [[ItMakesSenseInContext an educational programme which changed his friend for the worse]]. He used to be more cheerful in his childhood, when he didn't have peek-a-bangs.
* [[EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette Venoct]][=/=]{{Orochi}} from ''Anime/YokaiWatch'' has bangs over his right eye. He's a very powerful ninja-like Yo-kai who seeks for powerful opponents to fight. Although he seems edgy at first because his description of the powerful Rubeus J matches Jibanyan's description perfectly, it turns out Rubeus J was a completely different Yo-kai after all and defeats him.
* Ishigami from ''Manga/KaguyaSamaLoveIsWar'' has this in the present, but flashbacks show that his hair was much shorter in middle school. [[WordOfGod His profile]] states that they represent his fear of others and are a way to block anything he doesn't want to see.

[[folder:Audio Plays]]
* ''AudioPlay/ExitTunesPresentsACTORS''' [[EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette Mitsuki]] and [[{{Adorkable}} Chiguma]] both have this.
** [[{{Narcissist}} Shirou]] also invokes this trope when he styles his hair to cover his eye in the Deluxe Duet Edition.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Creator/MarvelComics villainess Viper wears her hair over one eye. Like Dr. Blight (see below), this is to cover scarring on that part of the face.
* Talia al Ghul, a love interest of Franchise/{{Batman}}.
* Throughout her numerous looks, one of the stable features of Joseph Michael Linsner's ''Dawn'' is her hair always covering her right eye.
** To the point where, when her lover brushes her hair out of her face, he's genuinely surprised that she ''has'' a right eye.
* ''ComicBook/XFactor'''s OracularUrchin Layla Miller. After escaping from a future mutant concentration camp where prisoners get an M branded over one eye, she steals a wig to cover her brand.
* Jane in ''Insane Jane'' has this sort of hairstyle in scenes that take place in the present day, [[spoiler:to hide the fact that she practically burned half of her face off trying to give herself superpowers]], though it's difficult to say whether she styles it deliberately for this reason (she's kind of extremely delusional).
* In Australian comic ''Webcomic/{{Platinum Grit}}'', Nilson Kerr's right eye is never seen.
* Oyuki from the Archie ''ComicBook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesAdventures'' has this. The only time she ever showed both eyes was in a flash-forward to her in her twenties.
* [[{{Goth}} Moon]] from ''ComicBook/PocketGod'' has her left eye covered by a large bang. It's very rare to see even a glimpse of her eye.
* ''Comicbook/{{Nightwing}}'' is often portrayed with these to the point that They are practically his trademark. That is when he is not in full ''badass'' mode.
* Comicbook/HackSlash gives us Cassandra Hack with a generous helping of PerkyGoth.
* Aarik of ''ComicBook/WhiteSand'' has hair covering one of his eyes to drive home the point that he's a TallDarkAndSnarky master swordsman.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Violet in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' did this for most of the movie (showing shyness in her case). The last few scenes show her with her hair back, symbolizing the fact that she's come to terms with herself and is more open now.
* Astrid in ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon''. They're over her left eye when she's the toughened Viking, and away from her face when she [[DefrostingTheIceQueen starts warming up to Hiccup]], most notably [[spoiler:when she kisses him.]]
* Jessica Rabbit in ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' is considered the epitome of sultry peek-a-bangs. There's only one time that we see her other eye, and that's when [[spoiler:she reacts to the sight of the Dip.]]
* Mehitabel from ''WesternAnimation/ShinboneAlley'' has the furry variety.
* Kate's sister Lilly in ''WesternAnimation/AlphaAndOmega'' is an example of the "shy and demure" variety. Like the Violet example, her hair is gradually pushed back to symbolize her growing confidence.
* Sasha La Fleur in ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven2'' during her song "Count me Out" stands at a strange angle, giving her one of these. In this case it's a wedding veil.
* Smitty (a four-armed slug-like monster serving as one of the two janitors) from ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc''.
* Peg from ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'', probably since she's meant to represent TheChanteuse.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'', Goth Kid's hair covers his eyes. Sanjay's hair covers his left eye.
* The eponymous ''WesternAnimation/KuboAndTheTwoStrings'' has his hair usually covering his EyepatchOfPower, which in turn covers his empty left eye socket.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* When Peter Parker gains the evil symbiote costume in the film ''Film/SpiderMan3'', one of the first things he does is brush his hair down over one eye. Oh sure, he does lots of other mean stuff -- like telling Ursula to make him cookies, [[PokeThePoodle with]] ''[[PokeThePoodle nuts]]''! -- but that's your first big clue that he's going over to the dark side.
* Mui from ''Film/ShaolinSoccer'' starts out as a shy girl with hair covering most of her acne-ridden face. Towards the end, she [[ImportantHaircut shaves her head]] when she joins as a replacement goalkeeper and turns out to be BeautifulAllAlong.
* ''Film/TheRing'': Sadako for the NightmareFuel variant.
* "The Bad" in ''Film/TheGoodTheBadTheWeird'', who is TheDandy and has an anachronistic "J-pop" look.
* ''Star Spangled Rhythm'' ridiculed Creator/VeronicaLake's hairstyle in song, along with Creator/PauletteGoddard's [[SweaterGirl sweater]] and Creator/DorothyLamour's sarong. The musical number's punchline was a "peek-a-boo bang" on the face of UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, who is blamed for dictating the fashion.
* Velanka, the BigBad's lover in ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' has her bangs cover her left eye, marking her as a ruthless DarkChick.
* Lee Weathers in ''Film/{{Morgan}}'' indicating deception. [[spoiler:She's revealed to be a SuperSoldier like Morgan.]]
* Done extensively on the heroine of MirrorMask as she spends much of this artsy film looking through her bangs for essentially everyone. Also serving to contrast with her alternate universe counterpart, who has pulled back hair.

* Shadowy Severus Snape, in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' books, often hides all or part of his face behind his "curtains" of long black hair.
* Asher in the ''Literature/AnitaBlake'' books has [[{{Bishounen}} beautiful long golden hair]] that usually covers most of the right side of his body [[spoiler:as that side is covered in burn scars from a long-ago torture session with holy water]].
* Ciri from ''Literature/TheWitcher'' series starts wearing her hair like this in ''Literature/TowerOfTheSwallow'' [[spoiler:to conceal an extremely messy shuriken-inflicted scar on her cheek]]. Most men interpret it as simply sexy.
* Mahiro Yasaka from ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'' has the shy version, but only in the light novels; the {{Anime}} adaptations parted his hair to shift it out of his face.
* In ''Literature/TheBartimaeusTrilogy'', John Mandrake (Nathaniel) has a long hairstyle in the second book, ''The Golem's Eye'', that includes this, and is often mercilessly ribbed about it by Bartimaeus. By the third book, ''Ptolemy's Gate'', he has abandoned it in favor a cropped military hairstyle modeled after that of the British soldiers that helps him to win favor with the public.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Peter Petrelli from ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', in the first season, before chopping it off in Season 2 and letting it grow back in a slightly shorter fashion in Season 4. His haircut had to be written in because Milo Ventimiglia hated the long hair so much that he buzzed it all off after filming.
* [[RobotGirl Cameron]] of ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' uses this sometimes; Creator/SummerGlau said that she had to deliberately train herself to not do "human" actions like brushing her hair out of her face during fight scenes, which sometimes leads to one side of her face being obscured after a battle or action sequence.
* This was also deliberately invoked in certain scenes in ''{{Series/Firefly}}'' and ''Film/{{Serenity}}'' where River's hair was used to obscure parts of her face during some of her less-than-lucid scenes.
* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''. The MirrorUniverse Hoshi Sato, as befits her FemmeFatale character. Later T'Pol after she's captured, presumably to show vulnerability.

* Kang Horyang from ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod''. He has something that he hides: [[spoiler:He is in fact the real Devil Of The Right Hand.]]
** Jyu Viole Grace is the "solitary" type. His eyes are seen more often in later chapters as he begins to open up more [[spoiler:and is eventually reunited with his friends from the second floor.]]
* Um Jina from ''My Heart is Beating'' has a huge fringe that completely covers one eye and almost the other one. This is because she's still not living life the way she wants to. When she comes to terms with her problem(s) she starts tying it back.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Going by the beta release, Leonardo de Montreal is depicted with hair covering one eye in most of his art in ''TabletopGame/ChuubosMarvelousWishGrantingEngine''. Fits the Loner and possibly Mystical archetypes, sometimes the Secretive, but usually not the Seductive and ''[[LargeHam definitely]]'' not the Shy.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Rosalina in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy''. She did not have one as a little girl in her storybook, however. [[spoiler:Her iconic bangs start growing after the realization that her family is long dead.]]
* Freya in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX''. The low resolution of the character models make it difficult to tell, but the CG cutscenes and her character artwork shows that her hair does cover her right eye.
* Lulu from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX''.
* Illua from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2''
* Leon S. Kennedy from the ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' series is pretty notorious for this. Alyssa Ashcroft also sports them.
* Gannayev from ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2'': Mask of the Betrayer, possibly symbolic of his deep-seated and carefully hidden fear of letting someone see who he really is.
* ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]'': Yasha sports this style post-Awakening, possibly for ''further'' sexual appeal than he [[MrFanservice already has]]. This could also be the viewed as the loner variety, seeing as he suffers from extreme loneliness.
** [[MeaningfulName Ichimokuren]] has his [[LongHairedPrettyBoy long]] bangs over his right eye, or the ''area'' where normally a right eye belongs.
* Lumine and Layer in ''VideoGame/MegaManX8''. Layer has them over both eyes, but her eyes are visible during certain reaction shots.
* Pandora from ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'' has this in some of her outfits.
* Angel Starr, Matt Engarde and young Mia Fey in ''Franchise/AceAttorney''. In Angel Starr's case, she swishes her bang over to the other eye whenever [[GoodEyesEvilEyes her mood changes from sweet to bitter]]. In Matt Engarde's case, with his hair down, he seems enthusiastic and innocent. [[spoiler:And then he slicks it back, revealing [[GoodScarsEvilScars Evil Scars]], grins an evil grin, and pulls AGlassOfChianti out of {{Hammerspace}}. [[ObviouslyEvil Eeeeevil!]]]] Mia Fey meanwhile flicks the hair out her eye just before making a particularly effective point in court.
* ''FireEmblem'':
** Karel in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade The Blazing Blade]]'' has this covering his right eye.
** In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Path of Radiance]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Radiant Dawn]]'', Lucia and Nailah have this. In the latter's case, it's because she is able to turn other people to stone from the eye's gaze.
** Female Avatars can invoke this in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Awakening]]''.
** ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemFates Fates]]'' introduces the retainers Kagero, Setsuna, and Peri; elder Nohrian princess Camilla, and Azura's son Shigure. A female Avatar in these games can again invoke this, but this time, so can a male Avatar.
* Sialeeds from ''VideoGame/SuikodenV''.
* Lucia in ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry 2''.
* Tear Grants from ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss''.
* Sniper Wolf in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid''. This drew snarky comments in ''Webcomic/TheLastDaysOfFoxHound''.
* Zexion from ''Franchise/KingdomHearts''. Not an example of vulnerability or being [[EmoTeen emo]], [[FanDumb like many]] [[DracoInLeatherPants seem to think]]. Instead, it's to show his deceptive and manipulative nature. This is also shown in [[RedBaron his title]]: "The Cloaked Schemer"
** As well as [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII Fuu(jin)]], replacing the [[EyepatchOfPower eyepatch]] worn by the original version (which would probably look out of place on a kid).
* Alma from ''[[VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon F.E.A.R.]]''
* This appears to be a hereditary trait of the Kurosu family in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}'', as both Jun Kurosu and his mother Junko have it.
* [[LadyOfWar Mitsuru Kirijo]] of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}''. She even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this in her VictoryPose.
** The male Main Character has the emo hair variant.
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' Gym Leaders Falkner, Cress, and Flannery, and Champion Cynthia. Some Pokémon may appear to be this way (Gardevoir, Staraptor and Darkrai in particular), but they're perfectly symmetrical from the front.
** In the 10th movie, in ''Pokémon: Battle Revolution'', and in its trophy in ''Brawl'', Darkrai's right eye is completely covered. Although, for some odd reason, in the hand held games its right eye can be seen clearly in its back sprite.
** And then there's Litwick from ''Black'' & ''White'', which has this with melted candle wax.
** In the remakes of ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'', Aqua Admin Shelly has this going on as well.
** Absol sports this look in its Mega form.
** Gladion from ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' has them as well, likely reflecting his status as a loner.
* Gilliam Yeager from ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' and related franchises. He has something to hide in every appearance, although at this point his biggest secret is that he's ''had'' so many appearances in different continuities, all being the same Gilliam.
** Lemon Browning also sports this look, and sure enough turns out to be [[spoiler:an [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Undead Alternate Universe Robot Clone]] of Excellen]]. Incidentally, the other UAURC, Wodan Ymir, manages a similar look by losing half of his mask in his final scene.
* Certain hairstyles for female draenei and orcs, and for male draenei and blood elves, in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''. The male styles are actually referred to ''in-game'' as the "emo".
* Many hairstyles in ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' cover one of your character's eyes.
* Some of the hairstyles in ''VideoGame/RockBand'' cover up one of the character's eyes, most obviously the Emover and the Femover.
* Hanako from ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'' hides the burn scars on her face behind her bangs.
* ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'': Iori Yagami has this, as he's somewhat of a tribute to Yashiro Nightow's character designs. NOT {{Emo}} either, as he predates the fad by several years (his debute game was in 1995).
* Kratos Aurion in ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', although whether it's the "deception" or "vulnerability" variant [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation depends on]] [[MrFanservice whether you're asking a fangirl.]]
** Also [[EvilIsSexy Pronyma]].
* Rao from ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}''. [[spoiler:Perhaps with reason, her true form of a fox is missing her right eye.]]
** When [[spoiler:the spirit of the real Rao]] is leading you through the temple, [[spoiler:both her eyes are visible and the prayer beads she wears are blue. There are blue beads on the corpse down there as well.]]
* [[spoiler:Drowned Ophelia]] from ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend''. She avoids BlindingBangs with the aid of a pink hairclip that holds the other half of her bangs in place.
* ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'':
** Maria Tachibana's left eye is always covered by her hair.
** [[spoiler:Cheiron Archer]] from ''VideoGame/SakuraWarsSoLongMyLove'' normally doesn't wear her hair like this, but [[spoiler:during the mock trial in Chapter 2, you learn that she used to dress up this way when she was the leader of the Centaurs gang]].
* [[ColdSniper Marina Wulfstan]] from ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles'' sports these, along with an IdiotHair.
* Mr. R from ''[[BoysLove Boy Love Game]]'' ''VisualNovel/KichikuMegane'' only ever shows his right eye thanks to this trope, even in scenes where the camera angle changes. His usage of it qualifies as deception/concealment.
* Sis from ''VideoGame/AlphaProtocol''.
* Yuina Himoo, the resident MadScientist of ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial''.
* Lucia "[[IceQueen of the Ice]] [[{{Tsundere}} and Fire]]" Rinanore in ''VideoGame/MitsumeteKnight''.
* Pleinair from ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}''.
* Vincent in ''VideoGame/{{Catherine}}'', though only for a time after [[spoiler:Katherine breaks up with him.]]
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda''
** Veran the sorceress has them in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages]]'' as befitting her deceptive, mystical nature.
** Ghirahim in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]'' to make him look more [[{{Bishonen}} Bishie]] and to emphasize his evil, regal demeanor.
** Vaati also has similar bangs in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap The Minish Cap]]''.
** Granté from ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'' has them to signify his shy nature.
* Falcon from ''VideoGame/HotShotsGolf'' ''Fore!''.
** Toshi from ''Hot Shots Tennis: Get a Grip'' has this as well.
* Captain Schwann in ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'', in contrast to [[spoiler:Raven]].
* Ashley's new look in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' replaces her PrimAndProperBun with this.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' the Guardian Angel's hair hangs down on the left side of her face, though it doesn't completely obscure that eye. [[spoiler:This reflects her physical form, where her hair is pulled around to the left side of her head and tied off, completely covering that side of her face.]]
* Squigly from ''VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}'' has this hairstyle for a [[JustifiedTrope completely justifiable reason]]: it's covering her [[EyeScream missing eye.]]
** Parasoul also has this hairstyle, likely to emphasize her general aloofness in attitude.
* In ''VideoGame/AWitchsTale'', while in human form, Loue always has his hair covering his right eye.
* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' has [[spoiler:Mettaton EX]], not only fitting his role as MrFanservice, but also keeping with the [[ArcSymbol left eye motif]]. [[spoiler:His NEO form reveals that his right eye is incomplete or missing.]]
* The White Mage in ''VideoGame/MarioSportsMix'' has her right eye covered by pink hair. This increases her sex appeal.
* In [=ClockUp=]'s ''Maggot Baits'', the "Witch" Carol has these. She's a reserved, serious, stoic main character.
* Shirasaka Koume in ''VideoGame/TheIdolmasterCinderellaGirls'' has this in the mysterious and [[TheQuietOne shy girl variety]]. It raises the shock value when her [[CreepyChild Creepy Child]] side shows itself to anyone for the first time.
* ''VideoGame/KantaiCollection'' has the shipgirls Hamakaze, Asashimo, Hayashimo, and Kako, although this only happens to Kako in her Kai Ni. On the Abyssal side, there are the Ka-class, Yo-class, and So-class submarines; Southern Demon, Southern War Demon, and Southern War Princess; Seaplane Tender Water Princess, and Summer Seaport Princess.
* Shinobu from ''VideoGame/EnsembleStars'' appears to be of the mysterious variety, going with his ninja motif... until you find out he actually suffers from severe social anxiety. He even tries to claim sexual harassment when Yuta tries to see under his bangs once.
* It tends to go unnoticed because she wears goggles that look like a blindfold most of the time, but if 2B from ''VideoGame/NierAutomata'' were to uncover her eyes, her left eye would still be covered by her bangs. [[BeneathTheMask Fittingly, she tends to keep a lot of her true feelings hidden from those around her.]]

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* In ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', Project Freelancer agents Carolina, Connecticut and South Dakota all have these - in South's case it borders on BlindingBangs. Given that all three wear helmets with their PoweredArmor on a regular basis, it's a mystery how they manage to avoid it blocking their vision or turning into helmet hair.
* Kandee Flaus, from the fictional band Music/{{Savlonic}}. The same band includes a girl with BlindingBangs as well.
* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': Killdra has bangs that hang over her right eye.
* ''WebAnimation/{{Dreamscape}}'': Vampire Lord ''also'' has bangs that hang over his right eye, and Aseir does too.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/GrimTrigger'': Lodin's hair is like this to cover up his [[FatalFlaw eye.]]
* Deimos from Webcomic/{{Starfighter}} is a sneaky, socially impaired, and emotionally vulnerable example.
* Nimmel Feenix from ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan'' had his right eye slashed to uselessness, so he combed his previously slicked-back hair in such a way as to cover it up. His hair also covers terrible facial scarring. It took two story arcs of CharacterDevelopment for him to work through the issues connected to the scar; first the SurvivorGuilt [[note]]three of his friends were murdered by the same person who inflicted it on him[[/note]], and then the FreakinessShame [[note]]turns out that [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolves]] think [[FreakyIsCool scars are pretty cool]], ''especially'' scars received fighting to defend the innocent[[/note]], ending with an ImportantHaircut that exposed his whole face.
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive''
** Raven is a male example. Which, like many other, can become [[http://www.egscomics.com/egsnp/?date=2008-09-29 a female example]] at the drop of a hat (but still with the peek-a-bangs).
** Noah in is another male example. Though frankly, [[{{Bishonen}} female Noah wouldn't look all that different]].
** One ''EGS:NP'' [[http://www.egscomics.com/egsnp/?date=2009-12-15 comic]] had Tedd, as a female, with such a hairstyle. [[ViewerGenderConfusion Many viewers didn't realize at first that Tedd was female in this strip]]. This led into another [[http://www.egscomics.com/egsnp/?date=2009-12-17 comic]], where Tedd, now male again, berated the viewers for not noticing he was female. This only made it funnier, as his hair was still the same, so some viewers didn't notice that he'd [[DudeLooksLikeALady changed back to male]].
* Rain, from ''Webcomic/{{Rain}}'', has these.
* One of the (as far as is known) unnamed regular customers in ''Webcomic/{{Unshelved}}''. I believe Dewey has made a few scathing remarks about it from time to time.
* Ardam from ''Webcomic/{{Adventurers}}'', as well as everyone from his hometown.
* Ash from ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}''. In this case, the eye can be seen through the hair.
* Agent 32 in ''Webcomic/{{Cheer}}''. When we finally see the covered eye, there's a nasty scar going over it.
* The Operator in ''Webcomic/TheEasyBreather'' also uses this hairstyle to hide a scarred face.
* Both eyes are visible through the hair, but Daisy Archanis in ''Webcomic/LastRes0rt'' often has one. It's not always covering her face, but it's there enough.
* Sadako of ''Webcomic/YuMeDream''.
* Orion of *''Webcomic/TheNoordegraafFiles'' has these.
* Sal Walters of ''Webcomic/ItsWalky'', symbolizing her incapacity for introspection and subsequent lack of perspective. When she goes through a spurt of character development and learns to see things from other points of view, she goes back to having two eyes.
** Conquest, daughter of Galasso, from ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}'' has this hairstyle.
* Geilen from ''Webcomic/{{Garanos}}'' is shown with these after [[spoiler:revealing that she's TheMole]].
* Faith from ''Webcomic/AloneInACrowd'' wears her hair like this, although the reason for it (if any) has not yet been specified.
* Bay from ''Webcomic/SailorSun'', likely symbolizing her discomfort with [[GenderBender living as a girl.]]
* Lifolei of ''Webcomic/{{Juathuur}}'', a scary, scary woman.
* In ''Webcomic/NerfNow'', Demogirl has this in place of Demomanís eyepatch.
* This is Darren Blake's hairstyle in ''Webcomic/TheFan''.
* Hiro of ''Webcomic/OverlordAcademy'' has the entire right side of his face completely obscured by [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair bright blue bangs]], leading one to wonder how he can see well enough to use [[http://overlordacademy.comicgenesis.com/d/20090812.html the scope of that sniper rifle]].
* Monica of ''Webcomic/WapsiSquare'' has this style sometimes. it is quite noticeable in the first panel [[http://wapsisquare.com/comic/you-got-mail/ here.]]
* Ginger from ''Webcomic/GingersBread''.
* Sister Iceland from ''Webcomic/ScandinaviaAndTheWorld''.
* Rage, from ''Webcomic/WrightAsRayne'', sports some PeekABangs, serving to make him look slightly [[http://wrightasrayne.thecomicseries.com/comics/69 mysterious and stoic.]]
* Saves-a-Fox from ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}''.
* Drummer and metalhead Ashley from ''Webcomic/SoulSymphony''
* Margo in [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=911 chapter 34]] of ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt''.
* Shan'rekk from ''Webcomic/ProphecyOfTheCircle''
* Taisei of ''Webcomic/{{Sakana}}'' usually has BlindingBangs instead, but sometimes one of them peeps out, depending on what makes the expression work. The reason for the concealment is that his eyes are naturally set in a particularly crazed expression at odds with his inherently friendly personality, so he grows his hair out to keep from putting people off.
* Meredith the Goth from ''Webcomic/TheFuzzyFive'' sports this look, as lampshaded [[http://www.fuzzyfive.com/2012/comic/108-part-of-an-incomplete-breakfast/ here]].
* ''Webcomic/SequentialArt'': Scarlet, Violet and Jade of the [[HiveMind Think Tank Quartet]] wear their head fur in various defining hair styles that employ this trope (Amber has slicked-back hair with an [[IdiotHair ahoge]]). True to the anime-esque art style, their eyes and eyebrows are completely visible underneath their hair.
* Vriska Serket from ''Webcomic/Homestuck'' had her left eye covered by hair when we first see her. She also wears glasses with one grey lens. Previously she had a MagicalEye with seven pupils but she lost it and got scarred on half of her face when a cueball exploded in her face.
* ''Webcomic/TheFarSideOfUtopia'' has Tyler whose hair always covers his right eye. Naomi tends to gain this when fighting, it's more HiddenEyes as it frequently switches which eye is visible.
* ''Webcomic/AcidRain [[AntiHero Daniel]] has his [[BarbarianLongHair long hair]] covering his left side of his face which has a huge scar, also, it's been implied he's going blind from that eye too.
* ''Webcomic/MountainTime'' gives us Simone, whose left eye is never seen.
* In ''Webcomic/AutumnBay'', Ghoul's devilock functions as this most of the time (though it is always the far eye that is hidden).
* In ''Webcomic/LadiesInWaiting'', Charlotte's right eye is always entirely covered by her hair.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Armand Trueman from ''Series/FlandersCompany'' has an eye covered by a lock about half the time. There are plenty of jokes about his "beautiful hair" in the series.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* [[OurGhostsAreDifferent Carrie]] and Clare Cooper from ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball''.
* The two-shot {{bounty hunter}} June from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''.
** And in the sequel series ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', we have Tahno and Huan.
* Talia in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', and ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''.
* ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanet'''s Dr. Blight had this hairdo, and hers covers horrible facial scarring.
* AlphaBitch Krystella from ''WesternAnimation/{{Chaotic}}'' has this hair style as well.
* The LiteralGenie Desiree from ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''.
* In the anime parody episode of ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'', Dexter finds himself in a fight early on against a kid with this hairstyle.
* Marie Kanker from ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' wears her hair in the emo fringe style. Jimmy has one in "Look Into My Eds" and "Stiff Upper Ed".
* Although she only has one big eye, Leela's hairstyle in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' covers one half of her eye and is meant to suggest this style.
** According to the DVD commentaries, it is used as a cheat for the animators. They can animate Leela's facial expressions as if she has a second eye that's covered when it is too difficult to give her an expression with one eye that the audience can read.
* Janice from ''WesternAnimation/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi''.
* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'': One of the members of Runny and the Nosebleeds.
* Libby Folfax from ''Main/JimmyNeutron'' had this hairstyle in the [[WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutronBoyGenius movie]] and still has it for the [[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius series]] before sporting a new hairstyle later in the series.
* Gordon Gibble from ''WesternAnimation/KickButtowski'' has this hairstyle, of the "deception" variety.
* The dog Zoe Trent (over her right eye) from ''WesternAnimation/{{Littlest Pet Shop|2012}}'' (2012).
** The Biskit Twins. Their hairstyles consist of the long fringe parted to one side covering the eyes to be a typical "emo" hairstyle.
* Haiku from ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse''.
* Juleka Couffaine from ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug''.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''
** Fluttershy. True to her name, the bangs help accentuate her shy ShrinkingViolet nature.
** Princess Celestia also has these, though what ''hers'' represent is open to fan interpretation.
** Rarity in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E24MysteryOnTheFriendshipExpress MMMystery on the Friendship Express]]", [[spoiler:only to hide that she wears fake eyelashes. Oh, and she took a bite of the cake.]]
** Marble Pie, another ShrinkingViolet, has these as well. Unlike other ponies [[AmbidextrousSprite whose bangs change positions depending on the angle they're facing]], the left side of her face is always kept covered by her mane.
* Nicky from ''WesternAnimation/PepperAnn''.
* Lil' Arturo of the Gangreen Gang from ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''.
* Dolph from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.
* [[TheStoic Thad Jarvis]], world-renowned ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'' master from the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Guitar Queer-O".
* Star has one in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil''. Same goes to Hekapoo.
* Amethyst from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''. Though this is mostly due to her hair simply being [[WildHair wild and unkempt]], it may also show vulnerability from some of her insecurities [[spoiler:most notably seen when she distinctly hides behind her hair during [[TearJerker her emotional breakdown at the end of]] ''[[Recap/StevenUniverseS1E40OnTheRun On the Run]]''.]]
* Terra from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', as symbolism that she was working for Slade. (The eye her hair covers is the one that, in Slade's case, is missing. The first sign that she was actually TheMole.)
* Fifi from ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures''.
* Mal, evil personality of Mike, from ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama''. Part of his hair covers his left eye.
* Paige in ''WesternAnimation/TronUprising'', of the seductive, deceptive, AND vulnerable kind.
* Pete White of ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' is a male example. It's fitting for a guy whose tastes are stuck in TheEighties. He was even designed after the singer of Music/TheHumanLeague.
* Carmen in ''WesternAnimation/WhereOnEarthIsCarmenSandiego'', when she's not wearing her [[NiceHat signature fedora]].
* Debbie from ''WesternAnimation/TheWildThornberrys'', which is more or less simply part of [[TotallyRadical her outfit]].
* Miss Power of ''WesternAnimation/WordGirl''.
* Missy from ''WesternAnimation/GroovyGoolies'' combines this with RapunzelHair: her long, thick pink hair covers all of her, apart from her arms, lowers legs, and one large blue eye (which eye is covered [[AmbidextrousSprite varies]]).
* Clay from ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' switches between these and BlindingBangs. His left eye is usually seen, but his right eye is always covered.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Most {{Emo}} fashion have hairstyles involving this.
* Actress Veronica Lake, as mentioned above.
* Sometimes Music/MichaelJackson had this look.
* Phil Oakey of the SynthPop band Music/TheHumanLeague.
* Singer Gabrielle has been known to do this as one of her many ways of hiding her lazy eye (she has also used sunglasses, hats, and an eyepatch to cover it).
* Aaliyah. Rumor has it she had a lazy eye.
* Asagi, vocalist for the Japanese band D, always has his right eye covered.
* Ian Watkins of Welsh band Lostprophets wore an [[http://www.100xr.com/100_XR/Artists/L/Lostprophets/Lostprophets.jpg example for a while.]]
* Bassist Alex James of Music/{{Blur}}, sometimes.
* Jimmy Page
* Jonny Greenwood from Music/{{Radiohead}} is known for having these.