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[[caption-width-right:306: It's not just for puppies.]]

->'''Hobbes:''' I still don't think giving your mom "Bambi eyes" is going to get you a flamethrower.\\
'''Calvin:''' [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Maybe I should sniffle a little too, huh?]]\\
-- ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes''

Be they [[TheCutie cute]] [[{{Moe}} little girls]], or [[DirtyOldMan perverted old men]], if they want to play on your sympathy, they'll [[OpenTheIris turn eyes huge]] and shining with unshed tears upon you.

Generally, the younger the character doing it is, the more effective.

Often a forerunner to OcularGushers. TaremeEyes enhances the effect. Surprisingly, plays very well with a CatSmile. Occasionally, the "victim" will respond with something along the lines of "Don't try that trick on me, I invented that trick".
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'', in a meta-panel, begs the reader NOT to look at her bare butt in the next story.
** But it's the only time in six volumes we get to see it!
* It's said that the reason why Peter Parker/''SpiderMan'' [[ChickMagnet attracts so many women]] is because he has big [[BrownEyes brown]] puppy dog eyes.
* The art style in the "Childhood's End" arc of ''[[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} New X-Men]]'' tends to give ''all'' of the kids these, but ComicBook/{{X-23}} particularly stands out. ''Especially'' when she comes to join them in the "Danger Cave" while the others are blowing off steam cosplaying old X-Men missions, as seen [[http://vmf251-buccaneers.net/Stuff/X23PuppyDog.png here]].

* In an old [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpkutoQGmks commercial]] for Kellogg's Corn Pops a teen has to resort to this because there's nothing else he can use against grandma to get the last bowl of cereal.

* A curiously literal version is performed by Kalix in ''LonelyWerewolfGirl'' when she transforms fully into her wolf form to look cute for Moonglow at one point.
* In ''[[Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians The Last Olympian]]'' Annabeth does "her big pleading gray eyes thing" on Hermes to get him to give her her mother's message.
* In ''Literature/MaximumRide'', Fang lets Angel keep Total when she gives him "the bambi eyes."
* Jacky Faber, heroine of the ''BloodyJack'' series calls this technique "the big eyes" and employs it to subvert the DoubleStandard in her favor.
* In ''Literature/ElisList'' Eli gives this look to Iria to persuade her to take her up Mt. Corcovado.

[[folder:Multiple Media]]
* Gaea in the ''Franchise/{{Noob}}'' webseries and comic, as one of her ManipultiveBastard tricks. A couple of her male guilmates have tried to imitate her, only to be told they look silly doing it (for the ButtMonkey) or can't measure up to her (for the ManChild).

* Music/ThePillows released a song titled "Tokyo Bambi" that seems to imply this trope. Roughly translated, a line from the second verse is "Whatcha smiling about with those Bambi eyes?"

[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* Parodied in ''CalvinAndHobbes'', where one strip shows Calvin practicing "Bambi eyes" in preparation for asking his mother if he can have a flamethrower.
* In ''Adam@Home'', [[http://www.gocomics.com/adamathome/2012/08/21 Katie practices doing this]] in the hope of getting a puppy dog, aptly enough, and later she [[http://www.gocomics.com/adamathome/2012/08/25 actually uses it on her father, to his dismay]]. Then Adam's wife demonstrates that [[http://www.gocomics.com/adamathome/2012/08/27 she can do it as well!]]
* ''ComicStrip/{{Mutts}}''
** In the strip for [[http://muttscomics.com/strip.aspx?m=02&d=12&y=13 February 12th 2013]], Earl and Mooch use this technique on a butcher.
** In the [[http://muttscomics.com/strip.aspx?m=03&d=12&y=13 March 12th 2013 strip]], Earl tries to use this tactic on his owner as part of his "When are we going to play?" face.
** In the strip for [[http://muttscomics.com/strip.aspx?m=05&d=11&y=13 May 11th 2013]] a dog in the pound does this to the reader.
* In the [[http://www.gocomics.com/garfield/2013/08/04#mutable_982041 August 4th 2013]] ''{{Garfield}}'' comic, Garfield does this to Liz for a snack...and she does it right back at him. Garfield's response? He gives HIS food to her and tells Jon "She's good."