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To put quite simply, a character or creature that only has one eye.

Monocular vision is symbolic of metaphorical narrow vision and lack of depth perception. As such, many human villains have one eye as an indication of their simplistic worldview. This also provides an excuse for an EyepatchOfPower. Characters who lack perspective on a temporary basis might sport PeekABangs or some other ocular obtrusion.

It should be noted that Cyclops more accurately translates to "circle-eye" or "wheel-eye", referring to its size. Therefore Cyclopean ''technically'' means huge, and not one-eyed (not to mention Cyclopes themselves were giants).

Not to be confused with the FacelessEye, cyclopes have a recognizable facial structure, with at least a mouth or OneEyedShot which is just a camera shot of a person's eye.

For other deviations from normal eye structure, see EyelessFace, ThirdEye, {{Oculothorax}}, and ExtraEyes. Compare to the robotic version, the CyberCyclops, and EyepatchOfPower.

Oh, wait, were you looking for [[ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} That Guy With The Visor]]?

!! Examples:


[[folder: Advertising ]]

* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHQRm4vbH1w This ad]] for H&R Block has three cyclopes.
* There's one in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbHCzLARS68 this ad]] for Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}'s website app.
* Dr. Cyclops from [[http://vimeo.com/96571666 this ad]] for Skittles.


[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* Manako, the FriendlySniper from ''Manga/DailyLifeWithMonsterGirl''.
* The title character of ''Dr. Hitomi's Infirmary'' is a school doctor with a single large red eye. Her name even means "pupil".
* Franmalth from ''Manga/FairyTail''.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' has the Doll Soldiers, which are one-eyed ZombieMooks who look a lot like [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion EVAs]], except those were EyelessFace.
** Also, although his initial OneWingedAngel form is ExtraEyes / EyesDoNotBelongThere, Father takes on a cyclops appearance right before crossing the BishonenLine.
* ''Anime/HunterXHunter'' has cyclops as monsters on Green Island.
* Mako from ''Mako-san to Hachisuka-kun''.
* ''Manga/NatsumesBookOfFriends'' has the one-eyed youkai Chukyuu, and several other minor youkai as well.
* Hitotsume Nyūdō from ''Manga/NurarihyonNoMago'' is a cyclops and the chairman of the One-Eyed Demon Clan.
* Lord Boros and Engine Knight from ''Manga/OnePunchMan''.
* Starjun's Intimidation from ''Manga/{{Toriko}}''.
* Gold And Silver from ''Manga/{{Yaiba}}''. In the latter case, it's also his weakpoint. (Gold's eye is just as [[RubberMan bouncy]] as everything else).
* The anime of ''Anime/YokaiWatch'' has Insomni, a small, CuteMonsterGirl {{youkai}} with only one eye.
** There's actually a large number of one eyed yokai, including the ones mentioned under Japanese Mythology below.
* Landsborough from ''Manga/YumekuiMerry''.


[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* Psyklop, a ''ComicBook/TheAvengers'' and ''ComicBook/IncredibleHulk'' supervillain, has one giant red compound eye. He can use it to fire energy beams and to hypnotize people.
* The Sewell family of ''ComicBook/{{Copperhead}}'' are a species with only one large, centered eye among other alien qualities.
* A huge reptilian beast with one eye shows up in one of the stories in ''ComicBook/DarkHorseMonsters''.
* The comic of ''Literature/{{Kull}} the Destroyer'' had Gasshga, a giant, blue cyclops.
* Basilisk from ''ComicBook/NewXMen''.
* D. Oswald Heist from ''ComicBook/{{Saga}}'' is a cyclops who writes romance novels.
* In ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' story ''Comicbook/DemonSpawn'', Supergirl fights off Nightflame and her demonic minions. One of them is a short, wrinkled, bald, purple-skinned cyclops dressed in red robes. He attempts to suck out Supergirl's powers and life essence and transfer them to Nightflame.
* Farmer Palmer in ''ComicBook/{{Viz}}'' is very proud of his cyclops grandson, the result of generations of first-class in-breeding.
* ''Franchise/WonderWoman'':
** Diana and Comicbook/WonderGirl once had to deal with Cyclon, the giant, one-eyed progeny of Polyphemus and Medusa. Fortunately, he turned out to be friendly.
** Another example from Wonder Woman is [[NamesToRunAwayFrom Slaughter]], one of the Children of Cronus. He's a big, blue, 12-armed cyclops [[OurCentaursAreDifferent centaur]] with a single, red eye.


[[folder: Fairy Tales ]]

* One-Eye from the Brothers Grimm's "One-Eye, Two-Eyes, and Three-Eyes" has one eye in the middle of her forehead.


[[folder: Films - Animated ]]

* Many of the minions in ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe''.
* Io from ''WesternAnimation/EscapeFromPlanetEarth''.
* There is a giant cyclops in ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' as one of the Titans.
** The Fates from the same movie also shared one eye between the three of them, with one even having only one eye socket in the middle of her face.
* Agent Wendy Pleakley from ''Disney/LiloAndStitch''.
* Mike from WesternAnimation/MonstersInc: He basically consists of a [[{{Oculothorax}} giant eye, a mouth underneath, and limbs]].
** Mike's girlfriend Celia fits as well.
** [[ConjoinedTwins Terri and Terry]] from [[WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity the prequel]] also count.
* B.O.B. in ''WesternAnimation/MonstersVsAliens''.
* Ahgg the giant spider from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie''.
* A Cyclops appears on the ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' movies as the bouncer on [[BadGuyBar The Poisoned Apple]].
* The one-eyed centaur from 2007's ''WesternAnimation/{{TMNT}}''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobSquarePantsMovie'' features a legend about a dreaded Cyclops, who ultimately turns out to be [[spoiler:[[HumansAreCthulhu a guy in an old-timey diving suit]]]].


[[folder: Films - Live Action ]]

* The cyclopes in ''Film/The7thVoyageOfSinbad'', which looked like a giant one-eyed satyr with a horn on its head. A second one also in that film is easy to spot--it has two horns.
* The terrible 2008 Film/SyFyChannelOriginalMovie ''Cyclops'' centers around one.
* In ''Film/DasepoSonyo'', there is a ButtMonkey named Cyclops, who only has one eye in the center of his forehead.
* ''Film/TheGoldenVoyageOfSinbad'' had a one-eyed centaur.
* The monster in the opening and ending scenes of ''Film/JackBrooksMonsterSlayer'' is one.
* The 1962 BMovie ''Film/JourneyToTheSeventhPlanet'' has a giant one-eyed alien.
* Rell in ''Film/{{Krull}}''. The backstory is that his people sacrificed one eye (apiece, duh) to the {{B|igBad}}east in exchange for being able to see the future, but [[JackassGenie were only given]] the ability to [[BlessedWithSuck foresee their own deaths]].
* The 1961 Italian film ''Maciste nella terra dei ciclopi'', also known as ''Atlas in the Land of the Cyclops'', has one.
* One of the combatants in ''Film/MonsterBrawl'' is a Cyclops, who works as a blacksmith in his spare time and enters the ring with [[DropTheHammer a hammer]]. He can also shoot FrickinLaserBeams out of his eye.
* One of the puppets in the 7th ''Film/PuppetMaster'' film is a cyclops.
* The monster from ''Purple People Eater'' is naturally one, considering that the [[TheFilmOfTheSong movie is based on the song]] of the same name.
* There's a two-headed, hairy cyclops in ''[[Film/TheThreeStooges The Three Stooges Meet Hercules]]''.
* They make an appearance in ''Film/WrathOfTheTitans''.
* The title creature in Creator/BertIGordon's ''Film/TheCyclops'' is one. Kinda. He's really a giant with half of his face melting over his right eye. It's ''very'' similar to Mr. B.I.G.'s other film ''Film/WarOfTheColossalBeast'' (even the monster is played by the same guy).


[[folder: Literature ]]

* The ''Literature/BaileySchoolKids'' book ''Cyclops Doesn't Roller-Skate'' has Dr. Polly, who [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane may or may not be a cyclops]].
* ''Literature/TheCrimsonShadow'': The cyclopean race. Due to having only one eye, their depth perception is very bad, so they are generally poor at using ranged weapons. One that we see makes up for this by having a crossbow equipped with small mirrors on each side to help him aim.
* There's a female cyclops by the name of Turpsik in the second book of ''[[Literature/TheDivide The Divide Trilogy]]'' who writes extremely depressing poetry.
* The most well-known cyclopes today, Polyphemus from ''Literature/TheOdyssey'', was the son of Poseidon and a sea nymph. DependingOnTheArtist he's either shown with a single eye where a person's eyes would be or worse his eye sockets are covered skin and a single eye rests in his forehead.
* Tyson from ''Literature/PercyJackson'' is a heroic example.
** Polyphemus appears as an antagonist in "The Sea of Monsters".
* The Balor from ''The Seven Songs of Merlin'', the second story in ''Literature/TheLostYearsOfMerlin'' series.
* ''Literature/TheWanderingInn'':One of the races is called Gazers, which are basically cyclops, as they have one huge big eye, though unlike the usual ones they have four more smaller ones.

[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* Tommy has to fight one in ''Series/BigWolfOnCampus''.
-->'''Tommy:''' You're a...a uni...mono...[[BuffySpeak one-eyed monster dude!]] Cool.
* Dalek Sec from ''Series/DoctorWho'' is a [[HalfHumanHybrid Dalek/Human hybrid]], and as such, has the Daleks' [[FacelessEye single eye]], but with a more human-shaped body. This gives him a cyclopean appearance.
* Cyclops of Traycus from the ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' episode "Eye Of The Beholder" is a [[spoiler: non-villainous]] example.
* Cy the [[DepravedBisexual Biclops]] from ''Series/KrodMandoonAndTheFlamingSwordOfFire''.
* The ''Series/LostInSpace'' episode "There Were Giants In The Earth" has one.
* Conjunctivus, also known as Flyer, from the ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' episode "Sins Of The Past".
* Muno in the children's television series ''Series/YoGabbaGabba!''
* Roger the monster in the CBS Saturday Morning television series, ''Series/PeeWeesPlayhouse''.
* In the ''Series/NightGallery'' vignette "Prof. Peabody's Last Lecture", the skeptical Peabody is transformed into a one-eyed monstrosity with a face like a pile of seaweed after injudiciously poo-pooing the Great Old Ones and then reading aloud from the [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Necronomicon]].


[[folder: Music ]]

* Music/DanielAmos: In the short story that accompanies the ''Music/{{Alarma}}'' album, the narrator gets threatened by a one-eyed giant.
* "The Purple People Eater" from the 1958 novelty song of the same name.


[[folder: Mythology ]]

* The TropeNamers are the original three cyclopes of Greek Myth/ClassicalMythology: Arges, Steropes and Brontes. They were master craftsman and giants of considerable size and power (and prone to fits of rage); the Greeks coined the term "cyclopean" to refer to ancient, precursor structures that they presumed could only have been built by mighty giants. Their father Uranus was so afraid of their power and fits of rage that he imprisoned them in Tartarus. When their nephew Zeus finally freed them to help in overthrowing their brother Cronus, they worked together to forge Zeus' lightning bolt (each contributing one third of the weapon's elements; the blinding light, lethal heat, and deafening thunderclap, respectively). They also created Poseidon's trident and Hades' helmet of invincibility. Eventually, the brothers were surpassed by Zeus' son, Hephaestus, to whom they and their descendants became assistants. They also created the SolarAndLunar [[SacredBowAndArrows bows and arrows]] of Apollo and Artemis.
** There's also the arimaspi, a race of one-eyed humans and the archenemies of [[OurGriffinsAreDifferent griffins]].
* Myth/JapaneseMythology is full of one-eyed creatures, including the Hitotsume Nyuudo (one-eyed monk), the Aobozu (Blue Monk), the {{karakasa}} (an umbrella come to life) and the Ippondatara (a giant with one eye and one leg).
* ''Literature/SinbadTheSailor'' has met a Cyclops in the Polyphemus mold before.
* Myth/SlavicMythology had the terrifying Likho, an embodiment of evil, fate, and misfortune.
* The Fomorians of Myth/CelticMythology have many descriptions, but one of them is as weird creatures with one eye, one arm, and one leg. Balor was their leader and combined this with DeadlyGaze and EyeBeams.


[[folder: Pinball ]]

* A one-eyed alien can be seen on the backglass of ''Pinball/AsteroidAnnieAndTheAliens''
* Many of the aliens in ''Pinball/BigBangBar'' either have only one eye or [[ExtraEyes lots of them]].


[[folder: Tabletop Games ]]

* ''TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu'' supplement ''Pursuit to Kadath'', adventure "The All Seeing Eye of the Alskali". The title Alskali monsters, whose single eye can hypnotize their victims.
* In ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheLost'' one of the Ogre kiths is the Cyclopean. They almost always have a missing eye and their mien makes it look like one central eye. They do come in other varieties though.
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' has had a variety of Cyclops, though they've never been terribly prominent until later editions:
** Myth/GreekMythology version in the 1st Edition ''Deities and Demigods Cyclopedia''.
** In 4th Edition, Cyclopes are the ServantRace of the deformed subterranean giants called Fomorians. In 5th edition, they're shepherds similar to Hill Giants in nature, but much less malevolent.
** We also have the Cyclopskin (who are blue Cyclopes!) in the 1E Monster Manual 2, and Zargon, the "god" of The Lost City (B-4).
** ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' Cyclopes are the degenerate descendants of an ancient civilization. There's also Great Cyclopes, which are even bigger and resemble the Creator/RayHarryhausen Cyclops.
* The Cyclopean Ghoul in the ''TabletopGame/{{Earthdawn}}'' supplement ''Scourge Unending''.
* There are quite a few cyclops in ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''.
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'', cyclopses are a metavarient / subspecies of the troll player race, native to the Mediterranean. They're notable for largely avoiding the FantasticRacism that baseline trolls face and having been mostly accepted into Mediterranean society, finding steady work at dockyards as labor and security.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'': Most one-eyed creatures have [[AuraVision the ability to perceive the Winds of Magic]]. The Fimir are one-eyed, skull-faced amphibious creatures whose superior perception of the Winds of Magic allows them to roll six dice to channel instead of one, although they're too greedy to share the power dice produced by this channelling, and the Beastmen creature known as a Cygor - essentially a hybrid of a cyclops, a minotaur, and a giant - has a degree of magical perception that it uses to find, kill, and usually eat enemy spellcasters.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'':
** The [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking Primarch]] of the [[CosmicPlaything Thousand Sons]] was [[AntiVillain Magnus the Red]], whose defining features were [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin coppery red skin]], [[MeaningfulName being a giant]] and having just one eye. However, it is no longer known for certain whether he was a Cyclops, [[EyelessFace had only one orbit]] or [[BoringButPractical simply lacked one eye]]. However, now that he is a [[OneWingedAngel Daemon Prince]] of [[LovecraftianSuperpower Tzeentch]], it is probably quite hard to say if this still applies or if it is something special.
** Plaguebearers of Nurgle usually only have one eye.
* The ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'' card game has a few, such as the [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Hitotsu-Me_Giant Hitotsu-Me Giant]] and the [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Opticlops Opticlops]].
** The name "Hitotsu-Me-Giant" is its TCG name (speak: its Western name). Its OCG name (speak: its Japanese name) is literally "Cyclops".


[[folder: Toys]]

* ''Toys/GoGosCrazyBones'': A few of the Gogos have one eye. Examples include Satori, Garin, Uyu, and Goomi.


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* Massmouth, from the ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' GameMod series ''VideoGame/TheAdventuresOfMassmouth''. (He was originally a [[http://planetquake.gamespy.com/View.php?view=ModeloftheWeek.Detail&id=28 Quake II skin]].) He also appears as a bot in ''Skulltag'', a source port focused on multiplayer, where one of his lines is a complaint about his lack of peripheral vision.
* Cyclops appear as [[SuperpoweredMooks Myth Units]] in ''VideoGame/AgeOfMythology'' if you progress to Classical Age with Ares.
** Another Cyclops, Gargarensis, is the main antagonist.
* You can play against a team of cyclopes in the UsefulNotes/SegaMasterSystem game ''Basketball Nightmare''.
* The UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn game ''VideoGame/BattleMonsters'' has Drethdock, a cyclopean monster who comes from the "Monocle" tribe, which is most likely a reference to his one eye.
* The Cyclops in ''VideoGame/CastleCrashers'', whom you must defeat to rescue the [[DamselInDistress Green Princess]]. [[spoiler: He is revived by [[TheDragon The Necromancer]] as part of the final BossRush.]]
* There are several cycloptic creatures in the ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' series, but two of them serve as bosses in ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaIIIDraculasCurse Castlevania III]]'' and ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaHarmonyOfDissonance''. They seem similar to the one from the ''Golden Voyage of Sinbad'', except instead of a reddish hue, they're blue skinned and carry enormous [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer hammers]].
* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' has Kalameet, the one-eyed black dragon from the ''Artorias of the Abyss'' {{DLC}}.
** More traditional cyclopes are relatively tough enemies in ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII'', hippo-like {{O|urOgresAreHungrier}}gres you can encounter within the first minute of gameplay. [[spoiler:Late game dungeons heavily imply they are an artificial creation of Aldia.]]
* In the NES game ''VideoGame/DayDreaminDavey'', there is a Cyclops that Davey has to destroy by attacking his eye in one Greek mythology stage. Of course, that "Cyclops" in his imagined state [[WouldHitAGirl turns out to be a girl whom he just hit in the eye in class]]! OhCrap!
* ''VideoGame/DontStarve'' has the Deerclops, a giant, one-eyed deer.
* Cyclopes are pretty common enemies in the ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' series.
* Giant, tusked cyclopes can be found in ''VideoGame/DragonsDogma''.
** ''Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen'' introduced the 'Gorecyclops', which are darker, evil versions of the normal cyclops.
** On top of that, the 'Condemned Gorecyclops' was also introduced in Dark Arisen. This one is a gigantic enemy boss chained to a wall. It's one of the largest enemies in the game, and far larger than any other Cyclops.
* Big, blue cyclopes are boss monsters in ''VideoGame/DragonsCrown'', and you fight them two at a time.
* It's possible to breed a Cyclops Dragon in the iOS park sim ''VideoGame/{{Dragonvale}}''.
* The Cycloid Emperor boss from ''VideoGame/DukeNukem3D'' is one. Duke even makes a field goal with its eye.
** Also there's Zero from ''Duke Nukem: Zero Hour''.
* The free-to-play MMORPG ''VideoGame/EarthEternal'' had Cyclopes as a playable race.
* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'':
** Cyclopes appeared as enemies in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII'' and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'', and one was a boss in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyAdventure''.
** A purple, horned cyclops was a summon in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics''.
** Cyclopes are also one of the new enemy types in ''VideoGame/LightningReturnsFinalFantasyXIII''. They have EyeBeams and wield huge clubs that can deal a ridiculous amount of damage if you don't guard their attacks with the right timing.
* The strangely-named Unicorn Demon from ''VideoGame/GhostsNGoblins'' is a somewhat traditional-looking cyclops.
* The ''VideoGame/GodOfWarSeries'', being based on Myth/GreekMythology, has these as recurring enemies in a few varieties. A common method of finishing them off is to [[EyeScream rip their eyes out]], which you can [[TwentyBearAsses trade in for goodies]].
** ''VideoGame/GodOfWarAscension'' has [[Literature/TheOdyssey Polyphemus]] as an especially gigantic cyclops boss on the multiplayer map "Desert Of Lost Souls".
* The Red & Blue Fleepas and the FinalBoss in ''VideoGame/TheGuardianLegend''.
* ''VideoGame/JackieChansActionKungFu'': Nyudo Monster, the fourth stage boss.
* The Eggplant Wizard from the ''VideoGame/KidIcarus'' series is a cycloptic, purple wizard with the power to turn Pit into an eggplant. He's been in every Kid Icarus game to date, and also was a recurring villain on ''WesternAnimation/CaptainNTheGameMaster''.
* Eyedol from ''VideoGame/KillerInstinct'' is a two-headed cyclops.
** As is Eyeclops from ''VideoGame/CarnEvil'', who however has several more eyes all over his body.
* In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsIII'', Donald Duck only has one eye while in [[WesternAnimation/MonstersInc Monstropolis]].
* The Balor from ''VideoGame/KingdomsOfAmalur'' is a gigantic Lord of destruction with powerful claws and a single massive eye that shoots beams of light.
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast A Link To The Past]]'', ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening Link's Awakening]]'', ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaFourSwordsAdventures Four Swords Adventures]]'', ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds A Link Between Worlds]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'' feature the Hinox, which most closely resembles the classic Cyclops of Greek mythology.
** Gohma, as represented in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker''.
** Cragma from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks'' is a cyclops made of molten rock.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' has the bosses Tentalus, Scaldera and Bilocyte.
** Also, the terrible [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames CDi games]] had Glutko.
* ''VideoGame/{{Majesty}}'' features a single cyclops named Dirgo, who sports a single enormous eyepatch. According to his {{Backstory}} he was blinded by an unnamed sailor, and is roaming the land seeking revenge.
* The monster Evil Eye from ''VideoGame/MapleStory''.
* Cyclopes have appeared in almost every ''VideoGame/MightAndMagic'' game, either as enemies or as units.
* The game ''Muffin Knight'' has one who casts black holes.
* The Blue Monk boss from ''VideoGame/MuramasaTheDemonBlade'' is a large cyclops with a big head.
* Stinkeye from ''[[VideoGame/OrcsMustDie Orcs Must Die: Unchained]]'' is a cyclops hero class who uses arcane magic.
* Several ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' have only one eye, but the most cyclops-like ones are Dusclops and Trevenant.
* The ''VideoGame/{{Rampage}}'' series has Kyle, Myukus and Eyegore as playable monster Cyclopes.
* ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankUpYourArsenal'' has two examples.
** The lowest-ranked Tyrrhanoids have only one eye. A few times in the game, Ratchet will use a Tyrrhaguise to turn himself into one to get through locations guarded by them.
** The monkeys found in the Florana Jungles also have just one eye. One of them, Skrunch, is adopted by Captain Qwark and becomes a partner for Clank during his three segments in the game.
* Jano from ''VideoGame/{{Rayman 2}}'' has one eye.
* Cyclopes in ''VideoGame/{{Rift}}'' seem to be denizens of the [[DishingOutDirt Plane of Earth]]. They're built along the same large and solid lines as [[ProudWarriorRace bahmi]] (although they tend to be even taller), but have ivory-yellow skin, vaguely bestial features, and the definitive single, centrally-positioned eye.
* The ''VideoGame/{{Skylanders}}'' series has [[http://skylanders.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Cyclopses a number of them]].
* ''VideoGame/SpaceHarrier'' had one-eyed woolly mammoths.
* One of the unlockable spelunkers in ''VideoGame/{{Spelunky}}'' is a [[http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130602182457/spelunky/images/1/13/XBLA_C17.png "goofy cyclops"]].
* The Kyororo from ''Videogame/SuperMarioLand2SixGoldenCoins'' are cyclops monsters in the Pumpkin Zone.
* Mother Brain's alternate form from ''VideoGame/SuperMetroid''. It's seen again in a flashback in 3D at the beginning of ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM''.
* In the [[UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis Genesis]] version of ''VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesTournamentFighters'', the "Magma Ocean Planet" stage has a gigantic cyclops lava monster in the background.
* In ''VideoGame/TitanQuest'', Polyphemus the Cyclops from the Odyssey appears as a boss. You also meet some other cyclops while ascending [[spoiler: Mount Olympus]].
* The one-eyed cavemen [[AntagonistTitle called the Trogs]] of ''Videogame/{{Trog}}''
* Ogre magi in the ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' universe [[OurOgresAreHungrier have two heads]], one with two eyes and another with one eye. Cyclopean ogres of the single-headed variety also exist in the ''Franchise/WarcraftExpandedUniverse.'' The latter category rarely appear in [=WoW=] (although ogre magi are common enough), but [=WoW=] did introduce their kin the Gronn, who bear a resemblance to the cyclopes from ''Film/The7thVoyageOfSinbad''.
* A Cyclops appears as the first boss in ''VideoGame/WillRock'', capable of hitting you from far away by spitting stones at you. It becomes a DegradedBoss soon enough.
* ''VideoGame/{{Wizard 101}}'' has an area called Cyclops Lane, which has quite a few of the creatures.
* In the ''VideoGame/XenaWarriorPrincess'' game for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation, a cyclops guards King Valarian's island stronghold in the ''Isle of Kronos'' stage. In a ShoutOut to ''Film/The7thVoyageOfSinbad'', he has one horn on his forehead and if the player uses the "chakram-cam" feature it can be seen he has satyr-like legs similar to [[Creator/RayHarryhausen Harryhausen]]'s cyclopes.
* In ''VideoGame/SpaceFury'', a cyclopian alien head comes onto the screen to antagonize you throughout the game. A DistaffCounterpart appears in the homebrew sequel game ''Ms. Space Fury''.
* Cyclopses are a type of creature the players can summon in ''VideoGame/{{Gigantic}}''. They can create stone walls around the control point they're summoned on to prevent enemy heroes from taking certain pathways.

[[folder: Visual Novels ]]

* ''Love At First Sight'' is about a romance between the two-eyed protagonist and Sachi Usui, an injury-ridden cyclops girl.


[[folder: Web Comics ]]

* ''Webcomic/AxeCop'' has King Evilfatozon, the ruler of evil Evil EVIL PLANET TINKO!
** Also, [[http://axecop.com/comic/episode-84/ The King Of All Bad Guys]] is one.
* ''Webcomic/TheBeastLegion'' has [[http://www.thebeastlegion.com/issue-02-page-04-destructive-sight/ Gorgorath]].
* ''Webcomic/{{Boozle}}'' is a webcomic centered around a grumpy gnome wizard and a large female cyclops named Bitsy.
* Splashmaster the giant squid from ''WebComic/CucumberQuest''.
* A number of the monsters and constructs in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' have a single central eye. For example [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20100322 a crowd of individuals]] from Sanaa's backstory [[spoiler:that are possibly what became of her crew]].
* ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'' has the annually appearing [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20091031.html Halloween Monster,]] who only has one eye.
* ''Webcomic/TheMansionOfE'' features a similar-shaped species called Eyebolts.
* Genevieve "George" Tinsley from ''Webcomic/MonsterPop'' is a college freshman and cyclops.
* Madras from ''Webcomic/ThePropertyOfHate''.
* The appropriately named Uniocs in ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' have one basketball-sized eye on top of a stalk on their shoulders above the mouth, their brains are apparently down in the pelvic area. Depth perception isn't a problem because their one big eye can rapidly shift focus and they can see on the microscopic scale as well. There's also a comic where it's mentioned that there was a Unioc dressed as a Cyclops at a physics convention.
* Arges from ''Webcomic/WaywardSons''.


[[folder: Web Original ]]

* Behemoth of ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' is a massive monster with only one eye.
* The aliens from the ''WebAnimation/{{Eddsworld}}'' cartoon "Space Face".
* Mulvernt from ''Literature/SmirvlaksStone'' is a massive, smelly, silly one-eyed titan prone to ToiletHumour. [[BewareTheSillyOnes He's not afraid of defending himself, though]].
* In the ''Monster Girl Encyclopedia'', the Gazer race are {{CuteMonsterGirl}}s with a single red and yellow eye in the middle of their faces... along with all the other eyes attached to tentacles that come from their backs. Seeing how they are '''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Beholders]]''' they are very dangerous. Regular cyclopes are a race of [[TheStoic stoic]] [[UltimateBlacksmith blacksmiths that forge the weapon of any man's dreams]] in exchange of her bearing his child.


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* Cyclopes aren't uncommon in ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''. One plays a major role in the episode "Another Way".
* The General from ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers''.
* Fasir from ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'' is eventually revealed to be one.
** Also, there's his brother, Fashoom.
* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' episode "D.W. Tale Spins" has Buster (a rabbit) as a cyclops who also only has one ear.
* The Churl from ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien''.
* Eyemore from the ''WesternAnimation/BikerMiceFromMars'' 2006 revival episode "Manchurian Charley", who can hypnotize people with his one, massive eye.
* Zatar the Alien, a green alien in the Creator/{{MTV}} series ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch''.
* Biclops on ''WesternAnimation/ChalkZone'' only had one eye before Rudy drew him his second one.
* Polyphemus, along with Brontes, Steropes, and Arges from ''WesternAnimation/ClassOfTheTitans''.
* ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'' has Carmen, a serpentine sea monster from the episode "Serpent of Evil River".
* Leela of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', who initially was presented as a member of an unknown alien race, but turned out to be a human mutant. Both of her parents are cyclopes as well.
* The Cyclops Creature from WesternAnimation/TheGodzillaPowerHour episode "The Horror of Forgotten Island" is a mutant cyclops {{kaiju}}.
* One of the students of ''WesternAnimation/GravedaleHigh'' is [[PunnyName Seymore]] the cyclops.
* Saffi from ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'', the {{Cute|MonsterGirl}} demon cyclops.
** There are several other cycloptic characters from the same show, such as Dorkus, Butley and Mrs. Molotov, as well as the pet monsters Cerbee and Lovey.
* The Draken from the ''WesternAnimation/{{Jumanji}}'' episode "Eye of the Sea" is a one-eyed sea monster.
* A glitch in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' caused part of a pony's face to disappear for a second, giving him a [[http://static3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111106035150/mlp/images/1/11/Glitch_Noteworthy_S1E26.png strange, cyclops-like appearance]]. "Cyclops Pony" has since become a minor {{meme|ticMutation}}.
** The episode "The Lost Treasure of Griffonstone" has Arimaspi, a one-eyed goat monster seen in a flashback.
* On ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', Billy from the Gangreen Gang is revealed to be a cyclops under his BlindingBangs.
* The one binomes in ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'' all only have one eye.
* [[MeaningfulName Iris]] from ''WesternAnimation/RubyGloom''.
* Grim Creeper from ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheGhoulSchool''.
** ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' as a whole has had several cyclops as monsters, including the Tar Monster and the Creepy Heap from the Deep.
** And the villain Dr. Cyclops in the "Scooby-Doo and Cyclops, Too" episode from ''WesternAnimation/TheNewScoobyAndScrappyDooShow'', albeit is actually a man with a weird emerald eye that turns people into zombies behind his EyepatchOfPower.
* Uni-cyclops from ''WesternAnimation/{{Sidekick}}'', so named because she's a cyclops who rides a unicycle.
* Kang and Kodos from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' {{Halloween Special}}s.
* Loomis from ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' Season 9 episode "The Smurf Odyssey".
* Plankton on ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants''.
** One episode had him figure out this was detrimental to his plans because he lacked depth-perception. He spends the episode trying to grow a second eye through experiments, finally getting one via [=SpongeBob=]'s DNA...but [=SpongeBob=]'s naturally good personality begins to take over Plankton's and he ultimately has to get rid of it so he can continue his plans.
* Sapphire from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is revealed to be one when her hair is moved out of her eye in the episode "Keystone Motel".
* One appears in ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown''.
* Flaviour from ''WesternAnimation/YinYangYo''.
* Very common for various characters in ''WesternAnimation/{{Mixels}}''. The toy sets use 2x2 discs for most of them, though some have started using minifigure heads instead. Some include Seismo, Teslo, and Vulk.
* WesternAnimation/{{Mysticons}}: Doug Hadderstorm, an Acromancer in episode 2


[[folder: Real Life ]]

* Cyclopes aren't restricted to mythology--a number of defects in fetal development can result in the birth of one-eyed creatures, although the severity of these defects and related disorders means these creatures usually die soon after. Exposure to natural or man-made poisons is often to blame nowadays.
** Cy, the internet-famous one-eyed noseless kitten, who was born December 2005 and died a day later.
** A cyclops goat was also born in Nigeria. It caused quite a stir--[[BestialityIsDepraved they even accused the owner of an act of bestiality.]]
** A one-eyed piglet with a severely deformed nose was also born in China in 2005.
** Cyclopia, as it's known, can manifest in humans as well. You can Google it, but the pics can be rather {{squick}}y, so be warned. Most cyclopia babies don't survive.
* The cyclopes from Greek legend are thought to have been based on a misconstrual of a fossilized mammoth or other prehistoric elephant skulls. If there were no tusks present, the trunk hollow could easily be mistaken for a single eye socket (it's actually the nasal cavity). You'd even have ''tourist travel guides'' telling travelers where they could see a cyclops's remains.
* Famous anime blogger Danny Choo [[http://www.dannychoo.com/en/post/26431/Wonder+Festival+Cosplay.html took a few pictures]] of someone dressed as a [[CreepyCute cute]] and fashionable little cyclops girl at the 2012 Wonder Festival. She (or he, with that body suit on it's impossible to tell) [[https://www.flickr.com/photos/tokyofashion/7189793636/in/album-72157629710194568/ was also spotted]] at the Tokyo Design Festa of the same year, always clad in the latest Harajuku fashion. So far s/he never appeared again and nobody knows if s/he was a part of some publicity stunt or just a fan of unusual cosplays.
* ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyclops_%28genus%29 Cyclops]]'' is a common genus of copepods (tiny crustaceans that range from 0.5 to 5 millimeters in size) found in freshwater environments around the world; they are easily identified by (you guessed it) [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin their single large eye]]. They are harmless in and of themselves and form an important link in many aquatic food chains, but they can serve as intermediate hosts to some pretty nasty parasites (such as tapeworms and guinea worms).