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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/rm226465792/nm0000043?ref_=nmmi_mi_all_pbl_20 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.
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[[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.
* 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.
* Hatori from ''Manga/FruitsBasket'', but it's because he's blind in one eye.
** Another example is Uotani Arisa, or at least when she was younger.
* Deidara from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. His 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.]]
** 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.
* 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]].
* Sanji from ''Manga/OnePiece'' has his left eye hidden behind his hair even in his childhood flashbacks. Whether he actually has a left eye has been the subject of debate, though WordOfGod states that he does, in fact, have a perfectly functional eye hidden beneath his hair.
** 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]].
*** And after a TimeSkip, Sanji's 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.
* 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/NanatsuNoTaizai'' hair covers her right eye and show more toward the shy side.
* 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/ZeroNoTsukaima'' 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 Russel Tringham.
* Van Fanel from ''Anime/VisionOfEscaflowne'' 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'''s 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/TenshiNiNarumon'' 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.
* Jun from ''Manga/{{Working}}''.
** Don't forget 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/MiraiNikki''.
* 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 ''Literature/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/KanojoGaFlagOOraretara'': Mei has this hairstyle, representing her desire to remain emotionally aloof and guarded.
* Touka from ''Manga/TokyoGhoul''. Her bangs often conceal her right eye. [[spoiler: She's actually a Ghoul and a member of Anteiku]].
* One-off character Rei Kinoshita in Anime/SgtFrog.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* 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/{{X-Factor}}'''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 ''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.
* ''{{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.
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[[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.
* 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/AllDogsGoToHeaven 2'' 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.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* When Peter Parker gains the evil symbiote costume in the film ''[[Film/{{Spider-Man}} Spider-Man 3]]'', 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 ''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.
* ''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 Veronica Lake's hairstyle in song, along with Paulette Goddard's [[SweaterGirl sweater]] and Dorothy Lamour's sarong. The musical number's punchline was a "peek-a-boo bang" on the face of AdolfHitler, who is blamed for dictating the fashion.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* 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 ''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 ''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.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Peter Petrelli from ''Series/{{Heroes}}''. First season, at least. It grew back in Season 4.
** Peter's haircut in Season 2 had to be written in because Milo Ventimiglia hated the long hair so much that he chopped it all off after filming of Season 1 was completed. He had to wear a wig in flashback sequences and when the show was cancelled, he shaved his head.
* [[RobotGirl Cameron]] of ''TheSarahConnorChronicles'' uses this sometimes; 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.
** Which leads to FridgeLogic: why would an intelligent robot deliberately decide to keep one of its optical sensors covered?
* And speaking of SummerGlau, this was also deliberately invoked in certain scenes in ''{{Firefly}}'' and ''Serenity'' where her hair was used to obscure parts of her face during some of her less-than-lucid scenes.
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[[folder:Manhwa]]
* 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.
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[[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.
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[[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.]]
* 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.
* Lumine and Layer in ''VideoGame/MegaManX8''. Layer has them over both eyes, but her eyes are visible during certain reaction shots.
* Pandora from ''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 an [[GoodScarsEvilScars Evil Scar]], grins an evil grin, and pulls an EvilWineglass of brandy out of HammerSpace. [[ObviouslyEvil Eeeeevil!]]]] Mia Fey meanwhile flicks the hair out her eye just before making a particularly effective point in court.
* Lucia in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius: Path of Radiance'' and ''Radiant Dawn''.
** Nailah has this as well in ''Radiant Dawn''. This is because she is able to turn other people to stone from the eye's gaze.
* Sialeeds from ''VideoGame/SuikodenV''.
* Lucia in ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry 2''.
* Tear Grants from ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss''.
* Sniper Wolf in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid''. This drew snarky comments in ''TheLastDaysOfFoxHound''.
* Zexion from ''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 ''[[FirstEncounterAssaultRecon F.E.A.R.]]''
* [[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.
* 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 ''CityOfHeroes'' cover one of your character's eyes.
* Some of the hairstyles in ''RockBand'' cover up one of the character's eyes, most obviously the Emover and the Femover.
* Hanako from ''KatawaShoujo'' hides the burn scars on her face behind her bangs.
* ''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]] [[EstrogenBrigadeBait 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 ''BrutalLegend''. She avoids BlindingBangs with the aid of a pink hairclip that holds the other half of her bangs in place.
* [[spoiler:Cheiron Archer]] from ''SakuraTaisen V''. She 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 ''AlphaProtocol''.
* Yuina Himoo, the resident MadScientist of ''TokimekiMemorial''.
* Lucia "[[IceQueen of the Ice]] [[{{Tsundere}} and Fire]]" Rinanore in ''VideoGame/MitsumeteKnight''.
* Pleinair from ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}''.
* Vincent in ''{{Catherine}}'', though only for a time after [[spoiler: Katherine breaks up with him.]]
* Veran the sorceress has them in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages]]'' as befitting her deceptive, mystical nature.
** Ghirahim sports Peek A Bangs in ''SkywardSword'' to make him look more [[{{Bishonen}} Bishie]] and to emphasize his evil, regal demeanor.
** Vaati also has similar bangs in ''Minish Cap''.
* 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 ''{{Skullgirls}}'' has this hairstyle for a [[JustifiedTrope completely justifiable reason]]: [[{{Squick}} it's covering her 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.
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* In ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' season 9, we learn that Agent South has one eye covered under her helmet. As a fan pointed out, York should resent her for it; he has only one good eye, as everyone keeps reminding him.
* Kandee Flaus, from the fictional band Music/{{Savlonic}}. The same band includes a girl with BlindingBangs as well.
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* 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''.
* 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 Demoman’s 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 ''[[http://www.gingersbread.com/ Ginger's Bread.]]''
* 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.
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* 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.
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* ''CaptainPlanet'''s Dr. Blight had this hairdo, and hers covers horrible facial scarring.
* AlphaBitch from ''{{Chaotic}}'' has this hair style as well.
* Nicky from ''PepperAnn''.
* [[KickButtowski Gordon Gibble]] has this hairstyle, of the "deception" variety.
* The two-shot {{bounty hunter}} June from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''.
** And in the sequel series ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', we have Tahno.
* 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.)
* 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.
* Debbie from ''TheWildThornberrys'', which is more or less simply part of [[TotallyRadical her outfit]].
* 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 the Human League.
* 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.
* [[LiteralGenie Desiree]] from ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''.
* Dolph from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.
* Carmen in ''WhereOnEarthIsCarmenSandiego?'', when she's not wearing her [[NiceHat signature fedora]].
* ''{{Jimmy Two-Shoes}}'': One of the members of Runny and the Nosebleeds.
* Fluttershy from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. 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.]]
* Fifi from ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures''.
* Talia in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', and ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''.
* [[OurGhostsAreDifferent Carrie]] from ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball''.
* [[TheStoic Thad Jarvis]], world-renowned ''GuitarHero'' master from the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Guitar Queer-O".
* Libby Folfax from ''Main/JimmyNeutron'' had this hairstyle in the [[WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutronBoyGenius movie]] and still has it for a bit of the [[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius series]].
* Zoe Trent from ''WesternAnimation/{{Littlest Pet Shop|2012}}'' (2012).
* Miss Power of ''WordGirl''.
* Paige in ''TronUprising'', of the seductive, deceptive, AND vulnerable kind.
* Mal from ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama''.
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* Most {{Emo}} fashion have hairstyles involving this.
* Actress Veronica Lake, as mentioned above.
* Music/MichaelJackson, sometimes.
* Phil Oakey of the SynthPop band The Human League.
* 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
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