Creepy Blue Eyes

This is the unsettling variety of blue eyes given to particularly degenerate and creepy characters. They tend to be either sort of light and watery, extremely pale, or the type that seems to be too open, to the point where one starts to hope they'll blink soon.

This may overlap with Icy Blue Eyes, for certain types of creeps. Compare Occult Blue Eyes, contrast Innocent Blue Eyes.


Examples

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  • Jonathan Teatime in Hogfather has one blue eye. With a pinpoint pupil. And he's completely Ax-Crazy.
  • The last Kingpriest of Istar from the Dragonlance series of novels is a Knight Templar and is described as having watery blue eyes.
  • Kell Tainer in the X-Wing Series is mentioned to have very pale blue eyes, very slightly too dark and narrow to make him look like a madman. If this actually meant anything, the author was fairly subtle about it, but it does seem odd. Hardly anyone in the series has eye colors mentioned.
  • Ter Borcht in Maximum Ride has "pale, watery blue eyes"...and repeatedly states that the flock are overdue to be terminated.
  • Professional Killer Anton Chigurh from No Country for Old Men has eyes that are described as the color of Lapis and are supposedly very unsettling.
  • Roose and Ramsay Bolton in A Song of Ice and Fire are described as having pale blue eyes.
  • Kennit of Robin Hobbs's Realm of the Elderlings has very pale blue eyes. He thinks they make him look weak; others find them unsettling.
  • In Empire Of The Petal Throne, blue eyes are considered this by definition, due to being highly uncommon and to being associated (at least in legend) with witchcraft. That said, Tlayesha in The Man of Gold subverts the trope.
  • Felix's right eye in Doctrine of Labyrinths is a pale, cloudy blue. Even the people who don't think it's of the occult variety think it's more than a little creepy. Though as it turns out, it's almost completely blind.
  • Ollivander from Harry Potter has pale blue eyes that never seem to blink.
  • Clairvoyant detective Mick has these in the short stories A Night in Electric Squidland and Impostors, from the compilation Somewhere Beneath Those Waves.
  • Mason Verger, the antagonist in the novel version of Hannibal is described as having intense, piercing, creepy blue eyes(which he inherited from his equally malevolent father).
  • Matthew Swift, the primary protagonist of the Matthew Swift Mysteries and the secondary protagonist of the spin-off Magicals Anonymous series. His eyes—like the blue electric angels that share his body, mind and soul—are electric blue. They even glow in the dark. Most people have a hard time looking at Matthew's eyes for very long.
  • The title character of the Beka Cooper trilogy is noticeable for her icy blue eyes. Beka, unlike many protags, is very aware of how uncomfortable her eyes make people, and will often use a long unblinking stare to break people down. It is briefly discussed that her eye color might have something to do with her ability to talk to ghosts, but it's never truly confirmed.

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  • Castiel from Supernatural has the pretty-but-scary variety. Would you just fricking blink, already?
  • In The Vampire Diaries, Damon Salvatore has startling blue eyes, which further adds to his creepiness.
  • The Mentalist has the blind Rosalind, whose pale almost unblinking blue eyes definitely fall into the creepy category.
  • John Barnett from The X-Files episode "Young at Heart". His blue eyes are glassy and glazed over, and they appear dead. Even the pupils are blueish.
  • While in Game of Thrones Ramsay Snow / Bolton has been subject to Adaptational Attractiveness, the actor playing him has the requisite eerily pale blue eyes.
    • The White Walkers have terrifying eyes of an unnatural electric blue.
    • As do dead bodies touched by a White Walker (wights), regardless of their original eye colour. This is the easiest way to tell if someone is back from the dead.
  • The raub-condor from NBC's Series/Grimm.
  • The Fourth Doctor in Doctor Who - one of the Doctor's most strange and alien incarnations - has very large and disturbingly intense bright blue eyes which rarely blink. Between the unusual colour and the Doctor's warmth, they can be very beautiful in an otherworldly, unsettling sort of way at times - Tom Baker had a career of playing charismatic creeps with Hypnotic Eyes at the time, a tradition in which his take on the Doctor follows - but not when he's boggling them out of his head, which he does far too often.
    • Spoofed contemporarily in mostly forgotten 70s sketch show End Of Part One, which did a skit called "Doctor Eyes" in which the Fourth Doctor was represented by a cosplayer with two halves of a ping-pong ball glued to his face.
    • It's not difficult to find contemporary interviews with Baker in which he freaks out interviewers - such as the one to promote Season 15 in Australia. The interview with Tom Baker and Elisabeth Sladen on Swap Shop (included as a special feature on "The Hand of Fear" DVD) shows the usually unflappable Noel Edmunds becoming visibly unnerved by Tom Baker's eyes.
      The staring - I thought that Doctor Who stare was just an actor's tool, but you've been using it on me all the time... you do have an amazing pair of eyeballs.

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  • The Caretaker of Halloween Horror Nights has blue eyes that are rather scary. The Director and the Storyteller sport these as well.

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  • Grand Theft Auto IV introduces a Psychopathic Man Child Serial Killer named Eddie Low as this. His eyes are a piercing blue and creepy.
  • Alex Mercer from Prototype has very pale, very creepy blue eyes. They're his most noticeable characteristic. Indeed, early teasers and concept art indicate that piercing, creepy blue eyes were part of Alex's design from the first iterations onward. A trailer depicts his irises glinting from beneath his hood's shadow and his shapeshift sequence changing every aspect of his body, leaving his eyes until last.
  • In BlazBlue, the eyes of Robot Girl Mu-12. Especially in contrast to the red eyes of Nu-13 (who was an Emotionless Girl but became a Yandere if Ragna was about) and the hidden eyes of their predecessor, Lambda-11 (who was treated as an Empty Shell), but most of all, compared to Noel's green eyes, until she was Mind Raped and forcefully converted (or finished being built by some arguments) into Mu-12.
  • Both Saren Arterius and The Illusive Man of the Mass Effect series have these. The Illusive Man's are Electronic Eyes he gained from a run-in with Reaper tech in his backstory. Saren's might be natural, at least until he let Sovereign implant him. Both of them turn out to be indoctrinated Reaper agents convinced they're doing the right thing.
  • Ser Alrik in Dragon Age II has blue eyes so pale they're practically glowing, and embodies everything wrong with the Kirkwall Templars. He's a torturer and rapist who makes mages Tranquil on a whim, and his one scene consists of him threatening an (underage) mage girl with this fate.
    • Ironically, his archenemy, party member Anders, develops creepy glowing blue eyes (as well as glowing blue Volcanic Veins) whenever his demonic possessor, Vengeance, takes full control over him.
  • Captain Martin Walker of Spec Ops: The Line starts with Icy Blue Eyes, but they turn into this as the game progresses. Visually, they get creepy when he suffers a burn injury to a large portion of his face, coinciding with the situation getting even worse than it already was. Symbolically, they get creepy after the horrors in Dubai cause him to lose it and start hallucinating. It's even mentioned in-game; if Walker survives to the epilogue, one of the soldiers sent to pick him up comments, "Look at his eyes."
  • The Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha As Portable games has Stern the Destructor, who possesses Icy Blue Eyes with Hellish Pupils, making them seem unnaturally bright when she gives her seemingly emotionless stares.
  • The G Man from Half-Life has icy blue eyes that feel strangely out of place with the rest of his face. The character is designed to look like something pretending to be a human.... but not putting a lot of effort into it.
  • In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Eredin Bréacc Glas, the King of the Wild Hunt fittingly combines this with Icy Blue Eyes. It serves to make his already ominous character even more unnerving when you finally see his face...

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  • The titular character of Happy Appy has these whenever he does his death smile.

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