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'''Purple Eyes''', also called "violet", "lavender/lilac" or "amethyst" (depending on the shade) are very, very rare in real life, and in fiction generally mean that a character is very special, rare, unique, and/or somehow possessed of strange or mysterious talents or heritage. These connotations mean that it's mostly possessed by characters that are either key to the plot, or need to stand out from the background. It is also a popular MarySue eye color for the same reasons.

Albinos in fiction are also likely to have these, though being albino is generally special in its own way as the condition is quite rare. They are possible in real life in people with pigmentation deficiencies. The lack of pigment in the irises creates a translucent blue color through which the underlying blood vessels are visible; the combination of the blue eyes with the red blood creates a purplish tint to the iris. Due to their rarity in real life, purple eyes are a type of TechnicolorEyes.

Compare GracefulLadiesLikePurple, PurpleIsPowerful, SupernaturalIsPurple.

'''It should be noted that this trope is NOT just for characters who have eyes of this color, but when the color actually indicates the character is special somehow. Please do not add characters who just happen to have eyes of this color without the proper reason behind it.'''



[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Certain ''Franchise/CodeGeass'' characters, specifically the Royal Family of Britannia has unique variants of purple eyes. The purple eyes are in fact a trait of the Royal Family.
** Though rare in other individuals, Nina Einstein also has them, as does Leila Malkal in the "Akito the Exiled" OVA. This may or may not be meant to indicate their descent from a cadet branch of the royal family, which would make sense given the staggering number of wives each emperor weds and these characters' status as members of the nobility. However, Marianne vi Britannia is more difficult to explain, as we are told the emperor's marriage to a commoner caused difficulty in court. Despite her noble status coming from marriage and not from birth, she also displays the purple eyes.
* Shinigami Asato Tsuzuki from ''Manga/DescendantsOfDarkness''. Interestingly [[PurpleIsTheNewBlack not]] a Variant Visage; they really are purple, with the implication Tsuzuki was shunned in his hometown by supersitious people.
* Kouta Otoyama, [[spoiler:the "chosen one of the Universe"]], in ''Anime/StellviaOfTheUniverse''.
* Tama-chan, the quiet, innocent, yet super-skilled kendo girl from ''Manga/BambooBlade''.
%% * Sunako Nakahara, the female lead of ''Manga/TheWallflower'', has these as a sign of her difference.
* ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'':
** Genjo Sanzo has violet eyes which have been described as both like those of a god and a youkai. Appropriately enough, [[spoiler:he was a god, specifically the nephew of the Bosatsu of Mercy in his previous life.]]
** [[PunchClockVillain Kougaiji]] also has them, in addition to being a DarkSkinnedRedhead. Understandable, since he ''is'' a youkai.
* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', while all the homunculi except for Gluttony, Sloth, Wrath and Pride have [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]], in ''[[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Brotherhood]]'', Envy and Pride have purple eyes; the latter originally has black eyes which turn purple after he [[spoiler:eats Gluttony.]] All of the homunculi in the [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist 2003 anime version]] (except for [[BlankWhiteEyes Gluttony]]) have purple eyes.
* Mai Minase, who shares [[{{Technopath}} some mysterious connection]] with [[{{MMORPG}} The World]] in ''[[Franchise/DotHack .hack//Liminality]]''.
* Certain characters from ''[[{{Franchise/Anpanman}} Sorieke! Anpanman]]''. As stated in PurpleIsPowerful, characters who have these are often either magical or powerful in some way. Nandobatto since he's magical, Azami-chan since she's a plant person, and Peekaballoon since he's a balloon.
* Kamui in the ''Manga/{{X1999}}'' manga has blueish purple eyes (they are hazel in the anime for some reason) and certainly fits the '[[TheChosenOne very special]] and mysteriously {{Badass}}' criteria.
* Florian from the manga ''Manga/GorgeousCarat'' has amethyst eyes that are [[WhatBeautifulEyes commented on quite frequently]], and are pretty much the sole reason so many people [[EvenTheGuysWantHim lust after him]].
* Nodoka Miyazaki in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', in going with her [[ShrinkingViolet violet motif]] and [[CurtainsMatchTheWindow hair color]], contrasting the lead heroine's lighter blue and green. Having darker and more mysterious eyes may be some metaphor for inner strength or a type of enigmatic, hidden bravery, since she (despite being seen as meek otherwise) often enters such a state when [[PeekABangs pulling her hair away]]. After she [[spoiler:[[TookALevelInBadass enters the magical world]]]] Nodoka makes it clear she belongs in this trope as of chapter 280. [[spoiler:[[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v31/c280/03.html '"I am Nodoka Miyazaki, and from here I begin my counter attack."']]]] Badass.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** Suigetsu and Hidan who are certainly special (one can turn into water, and the other is immortal respectively), but go against the trope by both being rather violent, with the first being something of a BloodKnight and the other flat-out AxCrazy.
** The Rinnegan, the strongest of the eye based powers in the series, are bluish purple. They were possessed by the Sage of the Six Paths, let you use any element, let you use the Six Paths of Pain powers (gravity blasts, energy absorbing, soul ripping, SummonMagic, turn into a cyborg, and heal), can raise the dead, and by combining with the Heretic Statue's chakra receivers can allow you to control ''anyone'', including the Tailed Beasts. SuperPowerLottery might be it.
* When the ''Manga/{{Pretear}}'' manga was made into an anime, Sasame went from having blond hair and brown eyes to [[AdaptationalDyeJob white hair and purple eyes]]. Considering the connotations of [[WhiteHairBlackHeart both]] [[PurpleEyes tropes]], it was probably an intentional hint that [[spoiler:in this version Sasame would [[FaceHeelTurn betray the knights]].]]
* ''Manga/PetShopOfHorrors'': Count D's father, and one half of the Count's own. As the Count is the mysterious protagonist descended from a powerful like and runs a unique pet shop that sells supernatural pets, well, he certainly ticks all the boxes.
* Michiru from ''Anime/UtaKata'' has purple eyes, which [[CurtainsMatchTheWindow match her hair]], underlining her mysterious aura.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Yumichika has wisteria-coloured eyes. [[EmpathicWeapon Zanpakutou]] represent their shinigami's true nature and his hates the colour of wisteria-purple which itself raises questions about Yumichika's true personality, as his true strength and nature is a mystery. Superficially [[TheFightingNarcissist narcissistic]], he's [[HiddenDepths hiding]] the fact he's sacrificing [[MagicKnight everything he is]] to adhere to his division's [[BloodKnight martial philosophy]]. The very few times his [[EnergyAbsorption true abilities]] have been used, he's won in a [[CoverBlowingSuperPower single strike]], meaning his full strength has never been [[CurbStompBattle tested]] or even [[AlmightyJanitor acknowledged]]. And he's [[WillfullyWeak working hard]] to keep it that way.
* In ''Manga/RGVeda'', purple eyes are a sign of demon heritage, which is why Yasha doesn't trust [[MysteriousInformant Kujaku]], and he tends to receive a bad welcome among people.
* Shoukei of ''Anime/TheTwelveKingdoms'' has violet eyes, which go well with her blue hair and suited her when she was a princess. Because these colours are not as rare in her world, her appearance went unremarked when she had to live among peasants.
* Takashiro-sensei in ''Bible Black'' has purple eyes with red hair, and is a magic user with great significance to the backstory.
* Tomoe from ''Manga/KamisamaKiss'' has them. Since he's a {{Kitsune}} he kind of qualifies as special and mysterious.
* Chaos from ''Manga/HeavensLostProperty'' has distinctly purple eyes and as time goes on she just keeps on becoming more and more alien when compared to the other angeloids. Also another thing to note is that when other angeloids fight seriously their eyes turn red however Chaos' eyes stays the same color and the only thing that change is the pattern on then.
* In ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows'', Keima's teacher, Nikaido has them. In the ''Heart of Jupiter'' arc, Keima travels back in time and meets a girl named Dokuro, who is the human incarnation of Chief Dokuro of the Runaway Spirit Squad, who also has them. [[spoiler: It is later revealed that Nikaido is the adult present day Dokuro.]]
* ''PandoraHearts'' has [[LittleMissBadass Alice,]] also known as [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast the Blood-Stained Black Rabbit,]] who is one of the most powerful [[OurMonstersAreDifferent Chains]] in the manga. In the anime, the protagonist's eyes also turn violet when Alice briefly [[GrandTheftMe takes over his body]] after their MagicallyBindingContract. There is also [[RealityWarper the Will of the Abyss,]] [[spoiler: Alice's twin sister,]] who combines the trope with MysticalWhiteHair. [[spoiler: She inherited both traits from their father Levi, aka [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking Glen]] [[BadassFamily Baskerville,]] who controls ''five'' incredibly powerful Chains and is in charge of protecting [[EldritchLocation the Abyss.]]]]
* Russia, Latvia, Austria, Iceland and Finland from ''Franchise/AxisPowersHetalia'', with Finland's eyes representative of him being Santa and Iceland's possibly being representative of the Northern Lights.
* Surprisingly common in ''Manga/DontenNiWarau'', though that is due to a good part of the main cast being of the Fuuma clan, who are known for their white hair and purple eyes (they are, however, not albinos by birth). A more straight example of this trope is Botan, who is a [[spoiler: shikigami conjured for the sole purpose of sealing the Orochi 600 years prior to the story]].
* Both Yugi and Yami Yugi have purple eyes in ''Manga/YuGiOh''. More characters in this anime have normal eye colours than hair styles/colours, so it seems notable and may or may not be indicative of both their statuses as the Chosen One. Likely an intentional sign of supernatural power on Yami Yugi's part, especially in season 0, when they were actually [[RedEyesTakeWarning red]].
* "Oni no Fukuchou" Hijikata in ''VisualNovel/{{Hakuouki}}'' has purple eyes to display his strength and charisma as the vice commander of TheShinsengumi.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Tempest, the former Aqualad, young partner of DC Comics' ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}. His eye color was actually a plot point for a while, since it hints at his genetic ancestry, and it was considered a bad omen around that same time.
* In ''Sword of Sorcery featuring [[ComicBook/AmethystPrincessOfGemworld Amethyst]]'', [[MagicalGirlWarrior Princess Amaya]]'s blonde hair and purple eyes indicate that she is RoyalBlood of House Amethyst.
* Raven from ''ComicBook/TeenTitans''. This is one of the signs of her half-demonic heritatge.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': While on the tv show his eyes were more of an [[OccultBlueEyes occult blue]] shade, in the canon comic "Antique" and the non-canon "Spike vs. Dracula" series Dracula's eyes are purple. Dracula, besides being of course ''the'' most well-known vampire, is unique amongst Buffyverse vampires. He is able to easily hypnotize people and put them under his thrall, he can shapeshift into various forms (wolf, bat, panther, bees, mist), he can come back from being staked, and he does not have the [[GameFace bumpy face]] of common vampires but does always have fangs.
* In ''{{ComicBook/Violine}}'', Violine's eyes have this color, thanks to her telepathic powers.

[[folder:Fan Fiction]]
* ''Fanfic/TheFiersomeChronicles'':
** In a HowToTrainYourDragon story (written by GuardianDragon98), an original character named Zenna has violet eyes. When she turns twenty-two [[spoiler: she finds out she's an Elemental, an ancient power she got from her ancestor.]] (Everything will be clear after you read the story.)
* ''Fanfic/ForGood'':
** [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Ricki Sunflare]] as a green-skinned alien, possesses prominent violet eyes. She is depicted as the wunderkind of the cadets and performs a SherlockScan on the protagonist.
** The enigmatic Fringe woman Zomega also has one violet eye - her other eye was lost and replaced with a cybernetic red eye. She is half human, but her eye color is actually one of her human traits, as her alien heritage possesses red eyes.
* [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Wei Ming]] in the ''Fanfic/AzulaTrilogy'' has dark purple eyes. [[spoiler:Like Princess Yue's white hair in [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender the show]], the unusual color is the result of having been touched by a spirit. Her natural eye-color was green.]]
* [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Zack]] is often given violet eyes in fanfics, most likely due to the non-canon OVA Last Order. He fits, in that he's TheAce and one of the strongest people in the world without having been the product of prenatal experiment, but his canon eye color is blue. His theme on the CrisisCore soundtrack is even called ''Sky Blue Eyes''.
* [[Creator/DetsniyOffSkiword Avance Wars 3: Yelow Commet Defence]] gives one to the main character, Dusk. It's said that his purple eye is a product of his [[CodeGeass Mind Control Geass]].

* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'':
** Purple eyes are a sign of Valyrian ancestry in general and associated with the royal Targaryen family. The Targaryens go so far as resort to BrotherSisterIncest to preserve this trait. WordOfGod has stated that purple Valyrian eyes resemble Elizabeth Taylor's.
** House Dayne has also got this trait. The most notable member being Ashara Dayne, the rumoured lover of Ned Stark.
%% * The lead character of DeanKoontz's ''Twilight Eyes'', oddly enough.
* Emily Starr by L.M. Montgomery in the cycle of ''Emily'' books has purplish-grey eyes and she's more than a little odd.
* ''Literature/AnneOfGreenGables'' books by L. M. Montgomery have an in-universe example: Anne writes a story in which one of the [[HerCodenameWasMarySue ridiculously beautiful heroines]] has purple eyes; she says she never heard of anyone actually having them but wanted something out-of-the ordinary.
* In ''Literature/DragonBones'', most members of the Hurog family have purple eyes. [[spoiler: Probably because they're descended from dragons.]] They are special in that their family is associated with dragons ... and they have a chained dragon skeleton in the basement, which is kind of embarassing as they should be ''protecting'' dragons.
* Members of House l'Envers in Jacqueline Carey's ''Literature/KushielsLegacy'' novels, particularly Queen Ysandre. Something of a twist in that every member of House l'Envers comes under suspicion at some point, whether deserved or not.
* In Creator/RoaldDahl's ''TheWitches'' movie, all Witches have violet eyes. In the book, it was the witches' pupils that were unusual, with rainbow-like colors appearing in them.
* ''TheUnderlandChronicles'': Underland humans are basically a race of albinos, so this trope is {{justified|Trope}} here.
* Purple eyes have very dark connotations in ''Literature/HouseOfManyWays''. [[spoiler:Offspring between a lubbock (an evil, magical creature that can change its size and is purple with the body of a man, fuzzy wings and the grotesque head of an insect, which either tears people apart or lays its eggs inside them depending on the season) and a female human are distinguishable often only by their purple eyes and violent tempers.]]
* A young man known only as 'Red' in the Literature/PhilipMarlowe novel ''Farewell, My Lovely'' has violet eyes. Marlowe describes them as 'the eyes you never see, that you only read about'.
* ''Literature/TortallUniverse''
** Both Alanna and her brother Thom have distinctive purple eyes. Alanna is TheHero and becomes a chosen to the Goddess while Thom is an ''extremely'' powerful sorcerer. Their magical Gifts present as the same color.
** [[GodWasMyCoPilot Pounce/Faithful]] the Cat in the has purple eyes whenever he shows up, indicating his divine nature. LampShaded by a few characters who are startled to see that eye color in a cat.
* In Chris D'Lacey's ''Literature/{{Dragons}}'' series, violet eyes show someone isn't all that they seem. The Pennykettles normally have green eyes, but they go violet whenever they use magic, and Liz's dragons have violet eyes whenever they aren't in disguise. Other characters ' eyes flash violet as they perform magic as well.
* The people of the Human Empire capital world of Mithra (including the VillainProtagonist, among others) in Yulia Latynina's ''Inhuman'' tend to have violet eyes, because of their incredibly bright sun; apparently it greatly reduces light sensitivity, which allows the character to carry out an over-the-top version of PerpSweating.
* A [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin major plot point]] in the ''ThroughVioletEyes'' series, where purple eyes are genetically linked to the [[ISeeDeadPeople ability to communicate with the dead]]. The book-jargon even calls these people "Violets".
* Aurelia Cotta, mother of Caesar, is described in the MastersOfRome series as having not dark blue eyes but ''purple'' making her a "living, breathing omen". Like maybe the woman destined to be the mother of the greatest Roman of all time?
* Female protag Arianna from the ''Literature/{{Stravaganza}}'' book series has violet eyes, as does the Duchessa of Bellezza. For a while Lucien believes it must be a common trait in Talia.
* The book Violet Eyes is named for the eyes of the protagonists, Angel Eastland and Michael Vallant.
%% * Titus Groan, the hero of the ''{{Gormenghast}}'' trilogy, has violet eyes.
* ''Literature/TheToughGuideToFantasyland'', in its dissertation on [[ColourCodedForYourConvenience colour-coding]] in Fantasyland eye colour, says people with violet eyes may be royalty, or just destined to lead "uncomfortably interesting lives".
* The ruling Queens in the ''Literature/SeptimusHeap'' series mostly have violet eyes. It is very distressing to Princess Jenna that her eyes never turn green to match her (adopted) brothers'.
* The BlackJewels trilogy has a brief mention of Alexandra Angelline's eyes being the color of Purple Dusk Jewels. Unusually, such an eye color does not mark her as anything special or heroic.
* The title character in ''Literature/TheLegendOfDrizzt'' by R. A. Salvatore has lavender eyes, which represents the fact that he's a [[RedEyesTakeWarning living subversion]] of his [[AlwaysChaoticEvil entire race]].
* ''InDeath'' series: ''Innocent In Death'' has a little girl named Rayleen Straffo, who is noted to have these kind of eyes a few times. [[spoiler:This turns out to be {{Foreshadowing}} for the fact that she's the murderer the police are looking for.]]
* ''Literature/ItsAGoodLife'': This is one of the only clear features mentioned about Anthony Fremont, thought it really describes his as having a "wet, purple gaze" so make of that what you will.
%% * ''Literature/TheLastDove'': Adrian is able to identify Bria as [[spoiler:Queen Vasi]]'s daughter because of this.
* ''Twilight Eyes'' by Dean Kuntz. The main character has blue-violet eyes. It is [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane hypothetically]] connected with its ability to recognize «goblins» in a human mask.
* ''Literature/{{Stardust}}'': The woman at the fair [[spoiler:(Also known as Princess Una)]] has violet eyes and furry ears to show that she's from Fairy. Oddly, none of her brothers seem to have these traits.
* In ''Literature/MyAntonia'', a Scandinavian beauty and DudeMagnet Lena Lingard has deep violet eyes. She's one of the four immigrant hired girls who work in town and who are considered great beauties. Jim the narrator is of the opinion that the eldest daughters in the first generation of settlers like Ántonia Shimerda or Lena were extraordinary and actually the most interesting people of the family, even though their families often favoured younger daughters. Later in the story, Jim and Lena are in an implied sexual relationship.
* In ''Literature/TheChildrenOfMan'', purple eyes mark those who use purple magic, which grants teleportation and time-travel talents.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In ''Series/TinMan'', the Queen's lavender eyes are her best-known feature. So much to the point that when the Mystic Man mentioned that [[spoiler:DG's mother]] had "lavender eyes", both Cain and Glitch are left with their jaws on the floor.
* The Vorta of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', complete with the vision problems associated with RealLife albinism. As the Vorta are genetically engineered HenchmenRace, this was by design.
* In ''Series/KamenRiderDrive'', Mashin Chaser's human form has purple eyes. He's also the protagonist's main rival and [[spoiler:former predecessor.]]

[[folder:Animated Movies]]
* [[PrincessClassic Princess Aurora]] from ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' has violet eyes, which are meant to symbolize ''rare'' beauty along with her sunshine golden hair and rose red lips. She's the only Franchise/DisneyPrincess with an abnormal eye color.
* Princess Odette from ''WesternAnimation/TheSwanPrincess'' has purple eyes as well, as a ShoutOut to the above, as well as adding to her own beauty and her swan motif.
* A villainous example exists in ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', as Vanessa has violet eyes. This also is one of the first signs that she isn't what she appears to be.
* [[BigBad Dr. Facilier]] in ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' has purple eyes. They match his belly shirt. WordOfGod says that of the three Mardi Gras colors, purple was chosen for him because it's the most [[SupernaturalIsPurple "unnatural"]].
* Amalthea, the human version of the titular '' TheLastUnicorn'', has purple eyes when she becomes human; they are seen as being extremely rare and beautiful.
* Megara in ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' has violet eyes, and wears a violet dress to match - they also go well with her FemmeFatale charms.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Drizzt from the ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' setting of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' has purple eyes - and even the drow, whose eyes are usually [[RedEyesTakeWarning a sinister red]], think it's a strange color.
* Given a [[GrimDark dark twist]] in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', where violet eyes are seen as a minor mutation, casting a shroud of suspicion over any purple-eyed character. In addition, the planet Cadia, a planet where the entire population takes to TheSpartanWay, is known for a large percentage of its population having violet eyes. In spite of this, Cadia and its military forces are recognized around the Imperium as consummate examples of the Imperial Guard. It turns out the purple eyes of the Cadians is a side effect of living on a planet right next to the Eye of Terror, a NegativeSpaceWedgie from which the [[TheLegionsOfHell forces of Chaos]] launch attacks against the physical universe.
* In the primary world of ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'', Golarion, the Azlanti were a [[AdvancedAncientHumans now-extinct race of humans]] with distinctive dark purple eyes. The Azlanti were in every way superior to average humans - mechanically, this means they got a bonus to ''every'' stat, as opposed to the standard bonus to one stat normal humans get. In addition, they constructed [[{{Atlantis}} a magnificent empire]] and made great advances in both mechanical and magical invention, though they did [[TheManBehindTheMan have a little help]].

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Yoshiya "Joshua" Kiryu from ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou''. [[spoiler:He's the "Composer" which makes him a god or some form of divine being. ]]
* A certain character in ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'' has purple eyes. This is an important plot point. [[spoiler:Whoever is being 'possessed' by Miang tends to get purple hair and eyes.]]
* Taigong Wang from ''VideoGame/WarriorsOrochi'' has a [[http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae279/hollowchan/vlcsnap-2010-08-04-00h42m27s43.png?1280879075 bewitching pair]]. As he's a mystic and demi-god. His rival, Da Ji, also has these, with similar origins.
* Rose, the heroine of ''VideoGame/SwordOfMana'', is the only character in the game with eyes this color. She's TheChosenOne.
* Damas from ''VideoGame/JakAndDaxter'' has purple eyes. While appearing only in ''Jak 3'', he had a major role and [[spoiler:he ruled Haven before Baron Praxis. And he's Jak's long-lost father.]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}'': Maya Amano has these, to some extent. They appear to be more pink than purple. This is likely symbolism for the fact that [[spoiler:everyone on the party thinks of her like a 'goddess' and the portrayed Maia is purple.]]
* ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'' associates [[SupernaturalIsPurple the color purple and extrasensory powers]] with the wind element, so Jupiter Adepts tend to have purple eyes (or [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair purple hair]]). Ivan, [[CurtainsMatchTheWindow his sister Hama]], and his daughter Karis all have them. Sheba has purple eyes in game, but they're [[GreenEyes green]] in official artwork.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII'' has main antagonist TheEmperor, with very pretty purple eyes (he's always had them, but considering the graphical format of the game, it's been hard to tell until {{Dissidia}}). In both games he is a very powerful sorcerer and [[TheChessmaster chessmaster]], so it fits the trope...but it's also likely to have been chosen simply because of how well it goes with the rest of his mostly-golden-with-purple-accents character design.
* Charme the Thief in ''[[VideoGame/RecettearAnItemShopsTale Recettear]]'' combines this with CurtainsMatchTheWindow (and possibly YouGottaHaveBlueHair). In keeping with other examples [[spoiler:[[FallenPrincess she's royalty]].]]
* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'', people possessed by the BigBad [[EnergyBeings Energy Being]] usually have [[RedEyesTakeWarning one red eye]]. When [[spoiler:Asbel]] is possessed, his eye turns purple instead, signifying that [[spoiler:Lambda has become dormant, and is on the way to a HeelFaceTurn.]]
* Karliah from ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' has purple eyes, whereas all other dunmer in the game have red eyes. Her ancestry might be the reason, as she's the granddaughter of Queen Barenziah.
* In ''VideoGame/PokemonRanger: Guardian Signs'', there's even a guy named Purple Eyes. He turns out to be the real leader of the Pokémon Pinchers, a backstabbing traitor, and there's a fan speculation on a different page that he could be the last living descendent of Sabios, the Big Bad of the past missions, which might explain why he says the Golden Armor chose him and he knows how to use it...
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' has several characters. [[spoiler: Pride is one of the most important, although he has gold eyes most of the time. His entire body is made of purple shadow as well.]]
* As revealed with his Cutpurse skin, Twisted Fate in ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' has bright violet, slightly glowing, eyes. Fitting for a mage with limited precognition powers.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* Sakura Matou in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''. [[spoiler:This is revealed to be because of the "conditioning" imposed upon her by Zouken in order to make her into the successor of the Matou brand of magecraft.]]
%% * All the test subjects in ''VisualNovel/{{Shuffle}}'' Ygdrassil project. And the daughter of one of them.
* Several characters in ''VideoGame/{{Hakuouki}}'' have purple eyes, most notably Hijikata Toshizo, for whom purple is [[PurpleIsPowerful a signature color]]. Other examples include Yamazaki Susumu (who is [[spoiler:[[{{Ninja}} a ninja]], or at least styled after one]]), Shiranui Kyo (who is [[spoiler:[[OurDemonsAreDifferent an oni]]]]), and Kimigiku (who is [[spoiler:both]]).
* Gavin in ''VisualNovel/SwordDaughter'' has purple eyes, presumably from his innately magical [[HalfHumanHybrid elven blood]].

* ''Webcomic/{{Blindsprings}}'': Ms Thorne, who is an orphic witch, has purple eyes. Her daughter Deirdre inherited them.
* ''Webcomic/{{Sorcery 101}}'' deconstructs the MarySue stereotype [[spoiler:when it becomes a plot point by making purple eyes a sign of magic potential. A human with too much power to be normal but not enough to be a mage will have purple eyes, giving them extraordinary focus and the ability to learn very quickly. This essentially allows them to be good at everything. However, without proper training their magic lashes out at them, causing headaches and seizures, and their talents often lead to arrogance ranging from just being stuck up to an outright [[AGodAmI god complex]].]]
* This trope is taken to a whole other level in ''Webcomic/FreakAngels'' where not only do the twelve Midwich Cuckoos style psychic main characters have purple eyes, but about half of them also have purple hair (including one who had purple hair before going bald, thanks to a little [[NoodleIncident drugfest]] one time...
* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2003-11-06 Nioi has them]] and by extension so does Kaoli. Nioi is the only character seen to travel between universes and pulled off a DeusExMachina with her saving of Grace.
* In ''Webcomic/AgentsOfTheRealm'', three characters:
** MagicalGirlWarrior Kendall has intensively violet eyes.
** GoodTwin Jade and EvilTwin Ruby, both from another world, have eyes in a bright shade of lavender.
* In ''Webcomic/AvasDemon'', [[http://www.avasdemon.com/pages.php?page=0542 the two assassins]] [[http://www.avasdemon.com/pages.php?page=0543 have violet eyes.]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'''s Rose has violet eyes, and a general SupernaturalIsPurple theme going on.
* ''Webcomic/GastroPhobia'' uses purple eyes to indicate Amazonian ancestry along with brown skin. Three of the main characters have them, Phobia, Gastro, and Philia.
* According to the colored pages/panels the [[BadassPrincess Erlking's Daughter]] in ''{{Webcomic/Roommates}}'' has {{monochromatic|Eyes}} purple eyes (and [[CurtainsMatchTheWindow hair]], and make up, and clothing). She is one of TheFairFolk so very much {{supernatural|IsPurple}} and a {{graceful lad|iesLikePurple}}y. Her father and brother have OccultBlueEyes.

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* ''WhateleyUniverse'': Fey has these as part of her otherworldly Sidhe beauty.
* ''WebAnimation/MagicalBorderPatrol''- Jake Harrier has dark purple eyes, which relate to his nature as a Seer.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'':
** [[DarkMagicalGirl Raven]] has these eyes when they aren't [[GlowingEyesOfDoom glowing]] from PsychicPowers or [[RedEyesTakeWarning red]] from demonic rage.
%% ** Jinx DarkActionGirl has purple eyes
%% ** Blackfire DarkActionGirl has purple eyes.
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers'' Niko's eyes go from her normal bluish-green to violet when her PsychicPowers activate.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Twilight Sparkle has Purple Eyes which reflects her powerful magic skills, related to tropes PurpleIsPowerful and SupernaturalIsPurple.
** [[BigGood Princess Celestia's]] eyes are a very light purple.
** [[LoveGoddess Princess Cadance]]
** The Great and Powerful Trixie, magician without equal!
* Though a few nameless background members of the Water Tribe have these in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', the two characters who have these and get significant screentime are Hama and Yakone's wife. Hama is a case of SupernaturalIsPurple; Yakone is a man with abilities akin to Hama's but taken UpToEleven, and so his wife's purple eyes are a subtle ContinuityNod.
* Lois Lane has purple eyes in ''SupermanTheAnimatedSeries''. It soon began showing up in the comics DependingOnTheArtist.
* Megatron of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' usually has [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]], but they turn purple under the influence of [[PsychoSerum Dark Energon]]. This is generally a sign of bad things for everyone.
* The nightmare demon Spooky Dookie from ''WesternAnimation/MajorLazer'' [[spoiler: who presumably had them even when he was still alive.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', Garnet's main eyes are red and blue, respectively, but her ThirdEye is violet. Overlaps with SupernaturalIsPurple as she uses said third eye to look into the future [[spoiler:and it's evidence that she's actually a fusion.]]