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Eye Beams: Anime & Manga
  • Dejiko of Di Gi Charat has these. Puchiko does as well, but hers rarely work, instead spouting weird things from her eyes, like mud monsters.
  • Many Super Robots sport this power, dating all the back to the granddaddy of the genre, Mazinger Z.
  • Combattler V: Combattler V itself was not endowed with that weapon, but several Slave Beasts did. A good example is Kiira from episode 9.
  • Strangely enough, eye beams are rarely seen as a commodity in the very energy-based Dragon Ball Z. The only characters out of the Loads and Loads of Characters who exhibit the ability are Piccolo, Nappa, Frieza, Dr. Gero, Android 16 and Cell.
    • Also known as 'the bad guys' (at the time, for Piccolo).
  • Mi...Mi...MIKURU BEAM!! Like so many other tropes, this is parodied in the Show Within a Show Episode 00 of Haruhi Suzumiya.
    • In The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya, the arc that depicts the filming of the fictional movie shown in that episode, the eye beams were for real, and nearly killed Kyon at least once. Even Nagato Yuki was caught unaware at how many types of Eye Beams Haruhi can imagine.
    • It should also be noted that the first manifested Mikuru Beam behaved like an actual cutting laser.
  • Chachamaru of Mahou Sensei Negima! frequently uses these for her ranged attacks.
  • Subverted in The Five Star Stories. The first time the colossal Jagd Mirage uses its eye lasers it ends up burning out its main cameras.
  • Afghanis-Tan has Meriken suddenly pull these out to attack Afganis after being bitten by her cat Al-Nyaida. If you haven't figured this out already, this is the comic's portrayal of 9-11 and the subsequent invasion of Afghanistan.
  • In JoJo's Bizarre Adventure vampires can shoot rock-smashing water pressure through their eyes. In an extremely unpleasant looking manner. Straits gives them the rather odd name of "Space Ripper Stingy Eyes".
  • In School Rumble, the freakishly huge head editor of where Harima's manga is being published has Eye Beams as well.
  • Yakitate!! Japan: The latest chapter features Eye Beams of bread. Eye Beams... of BREAD. What
  • In Seto no Hanayome, the finale reveals that Lunar's father is capable of firing Eye Beams.
  • In Rebuild of Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance, Unit 01 does this during the Zeruel battle when Shinji becomes pissed enough. Interestingly, it behaved like an actual beam rather than Zeruel's "deadly gaze" (i.e. its eyes twinkle, then the target is blow to hell and back with Creepy Cool Crosses).
    • Speaking of Zeruel, other angels in Neon Genesis Evangelion have access to eye beams. Sachiel has the same "deadly gaze" that Zeruel has, complete with cross shaped blasts, and Israfel Kou and Otsu can both shoot simple eye beams.
  • The Big O has a pair.
    • The other two bigs, Big Fou and Big Duo also sport these. At the end of the series, Big Duo even gets its upgraded.
  • In Shinzo Mushrambo was able to instantly incinerate a mook with black fire just by glancing in his direction. He was of course evil and brainwashed at the time but that didn't change how powerful he was so chances are he could still do it.
  • In Digimon, the eyes are as good a place as any from which to launch one's beam attacks, but special mention goes to Duskmon. His suit has eyes on it at various places, and his Deadly Gaze attack involves all of them focusing on you and firing death ray. Using this attack at far less than full strength can put Mons of higher levels in their place (and a Digimon being able to take on a higher-leveled one is extremely rare. If you don't count the clear Worf Had The Flu situations, you can count on one hand the times it's happened in franchise history. Dusky was something of a Game Breaker.)
  • Let's not forget Pegasus and Bakura's Shadow Game from Yu-Gi-Oh!: Ancient Egyptian Laser Beams!
  • You would not expect this in a magical girl anime, but Happiness Charge Pretty Cure pulls it off. With its main heroine.

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