"I know a girl who's got eyes on her feetEyes in places where they just don't belong are a good way to creep people out. The palms of your hands are a particularly frequent place to put them, but they can be anywhere on the body. Subtrope of Body Horror. See also Eyeless Face, Faceless Eye and The Walls Have Eyes. May overlap with Eldritch Abomination and Extra Eyes. Contrast Third Eye.
So when she starts dreaming she roams
And she'll know where she's going"
So when she starts dreaming she roams
And she'll know where she's going"
— The Cat Empire, "So Long"
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Anime & Manga
- Ane Naru Mono ("An Elder Sister"): In her demon form, Chiyo has a necklace of eyeballs. They apparently work. Word of God is that the more eyeballs she is wearing, the less human she is at that moment.
- When Zommari performs his Resurrección, the lower half of his body becomes the test of a sea urchin. Instead of being covered in a sea urchin's tubercles, he's instead covered in eyes that open wide to shoot Zommari's 'Amor' to control the enemy. Zommari's hands, chest and forehead are also covered in eyes that can perform the same function.
- One of the transformations that Aizen undergoes includes the transformation of his wings, which end in eyeless skulls; the eyes appear in the centre of the wings instead. When his monstrous face bursts out from the skin of his previous face, he also has a third eye on his forehead.
- The Hollow Ayon is created when the Arrancars Appaci, Mila Rose and Sung-Sun combine their left arms. It is impossible to sneak up on him as he has an eye in the back of his head.
- Upon completing the absorption of the Spirit King, Yhwach's body, and the ground around him, becomes warped by shadow. The top half of his head no longer details either human eyes or even a forehead. Instead giant malformed eyes of varying sizes cover his face. Eyes also appear across his shoulders and neck. Wherever the shadow touches his body, eyes appear. They even seem to be forming across the ground that is intimately connected to his body via the shadows.
- Stern Ritter C, Pernida, has one eye on its palm, except that Pernida itself is a giant hand. Later on it starts growing eyes everywhere on the rest of its 'body', such as the finger knuckles.
- In the manga Parasyte, the parasites can, as part of their total transformation skills, create eyes on any part of their body (that is, the actual parasite flesh — they can't do it with the human body they've taken over). While parasites normally replace the head of their host, main character Shinichi and supporting character Uda have parasites in their right hand and neck/upper chest respectively. Shinichi's parasite, Migi, is particularly fond of putting out long tentacle-like stalks with eyes on the end to look at things Shinichi can't see.
- My Hero Academia: Shouji Mezou, one of the students of class 1-A has the ability to duplicate several of his body parts at the end of his six arms, which includes his eyes.
- Neon Genesis Evangelion: In End of Evangelion, Lilith/Rei gets a third eye technically on her forehead. This in and of itself isn't that odd. What makes it qualify for this trope is that it's also in the middle of a giant vagina. For that matter, Gendo Ikari ends up with a third eye in his hand, where the embryonic Adam has been grafted in place; in the manga version, Gendo has actually swallowed Adam, and it manifests as a large eye in the middle of his left hand.
- In Hell Teacher Nube, a beautiful yet kleptomaniac Lonely Rich Kid named Ai Shinozaki suddenly starts growing an additional eye on the back of her hand whenever she steals something, because even if no one sees her steal, her heart does, and now everyone will know she's a thief. Poor Ai tries stabbing it out (to no small amount of pain, and not to mention she's a violinist) but it doesn't just keep growing back, it brings friends all over her body. She seeks Nube's aid, and he warns of someone who became nothing but a giant mess of eyes and flesh; she almost suffers the same fate until her only friend Makoto's affection redeems her (the eyes would disappear as soon as the culprit confessed their actions out of their own will; once Ai told Makoto that she was a thief, they were gone).
- After a major Power-Up, Naraku from InuYasha aquires eyes on the back of his hands and in the middle of his chest.
- Alucard from Hellsing has a tendency to sprout eyes whenever his powers are released - on his chest, or a floating wall of eyes in the room.
- Hiei from YuYu Hakusho turned green and gained eyes all over his body and arms when he transformed to kick Yusuke's ass. Ironically, he has no eyes on his back which is also his Achilles' Heel.
- Also, Itsuki's shadow hands are covered in eyes.
- Played with in Pani Poni Dash!: Rebecca was annoying everyone beyond the breaking point, and being 11, is easily frightened. Rei goes up to her and opens her hand to reveal an eye (sticker), scaring her to go hide behind a curtain.
- Played for laughs in a chapter/episode of Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei, where the eponymous sensei must avoid eye-contact to avoid an Arranged Marriage; his butler thwarts his plans by bringing in a guy who is entirely covered (or made) of eyeballs.
- One Piece:
- Pudding is the daughter of Big Mom and a father from a not-yet-seen race of three-eyed tribesmen, and has inherited her father's deformity. It also grants her a few Psychic Powers and - possibly - the ability to read ponegraphs, something her father's tribe could do. She usually hides it under her long bangs, as she was an outcast as a child because of it.
- Nico Robin, thanks to her devil fruit, can make any part of her body "pop" anywhere like a flower. This includes, on at least one occasion, making eyes appear on her arms and hands. Or on the walls... or the ceiling... or the floor... or her opponents... One rather unsettling "trick" she learned to do post-Time Skip using her DF power was quickly search an entire city by causing hundreds of arms to sprout out of the buildings, each with an eye on the palm, letting her look everywhere at once.
- In Naruto, we have a disturbing example with Danzo's whole arm. He not only has ten Sharingan eyes taken from dead Uchiha grafted into his arm and palm of his hand, but his shoulder has a human face from Orochimaru's genetic experimentation on infants.
- Several of the Homunculi from Fullmetal Alchemist qualify for this. The manga version of Envy turns into a monster-thing with screaming faces randomly scattered across its body. Pride has a Living Shadow full of eyes. And mouths. And he's based on Father's original form, a blob of shadow with a single eye and mouth. Father himself eventually turns into a walking, eye- and mouth-covered man made of shadows. He doesn't even bother to form a normal face, having a single enormous eye and a too-wide mouth where his head would be.
- Natsume Zange of Inu × Boku SS is a descendant of a Hundred-Eyes monster, and thus has eyes all over his body that he keeps mostly hidden under layers of clothes, along with an eyepatch.
- Soul Eater: The Big Bad Kishin uses this as a motif. His face has three eyes, and his bangs are shaded in such a way as to look like eyes as well. Even his pupils double back and look like another set of eyes.
- The set of three eyes turn up on people who are either hallucinating due to proximity to Asura, or are in someway associated with madness (see Justin's Madness/Evil Makeover).
- Mosquito briefly grows a bunch of extra eyes in the same socket when between transformations. While his next form mostly crossed the Bishonen Line, close-up occasionally show it with five pupils in a line.
- Maximillion Pegasus of Yu-Gi-Oh! uses a certain monster in his final duel with Yugi, a part of which is the Thousand-Eyes Idol.◊ The monster itself is a more grotesque form, the Thousand-Eyes Restrict◊, whose eyes cover a majority of its body.
- Yubel's final form in Yu-Gi-Oh! GX has eyes and faces everywhere.
- Duskmon◊ from Digimon Frontier has a number of extra eyes all over his body. And one of his attacks is to fire lasers from them.
- Runa from Fairy Navigator Runa has one on the back of her neck.
- Because D.Gray-Man is apparently trying to set a record with the "Most types of terror in a series" they've recently introduced the Noah "Fiddler," who has a large number of eyes on his tongue which can pop out and be placed inside other people's bodies.
- Many of the demonic once-human apostles in Berserk but special mention goes to the "Idea of Evil", the God of Evil responsible for the world being such a cesspool of crap and suffering. It basically looks like a colossal misshapen heart with its valves spewing out webs of causality to manipulate humanity's fate and lined on all sides with countless eyes upon closer inspection.
- The giant Sea God has dozens of eyeballs covering its heart. Each one was staring at Guts the entire time he was trying to destroy it.
- Samurai Deeper Kyo has Hishigi, who has kept himself alive by implanting Devil Eyes in the left side of his body.
- In Kumo Desu Ga, Nani Ka? Shiraori has four eyes within each of her eyes which look around independently of each other. Even she's grossed out by this so she keeps her eyes shut.
- Carta Marina: The "monster seen in 1537", called a "sea-hog" in the commentary, has three additional eyes on each side of his body, making eight eyes in total.
- There was once a minor DC villain called the Ten-Eyed Man. His only power was having an eye on each of his fingers (he was blinded, so his optic nerves were 'rerouted' to his hands.) Hilariously, the story tried to play this straight as a real threat, with police officers noting "He could easily escape from jail if we didn't constantly keep his hands in a dark box!" The concept was later reincarnated by an author who was a fan of the original character; now, however, it is an entire group of "Ten-Eyed Men" with actual mystical powers. The freaky eyes seem to grant them supernatural sight (and are magic tattoos instead of actual eyeballs). Batman encountered them in 52.
- Amusingly, the Ten-Eyed Man never overcame the reflex to shield his face with his hands. He was defeated when someone threw a cactus at his head.
- It didn't even take something really pointy like a cactus. Getting him to grab things was the standard means of defeating him.
- Nineyes from Float (by Yi.magination) has, as her name indicates, nine eyes spread out over her body (head, hands, feet, belly button...) Unlike most other examples here, they are tasteful rather than horrifying; they can only be seen by people with advanced karma, and represent various virtues. Yes, she has eyes on her feet and makes it look good.
- Argos makes a brief appearance working for his old boss Hera in The Incredible Hercules.
- The Antichrist in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 2009 develops eyes all over his body, and he's pissed off about it. He's also strongly implied to be Harry Potter.
- X-Men student Eye Boy is, naturally enough, covered in eyes. He can see things like magic, though it's hard to say that's really worth having eyeballs on your hands.
- In Death Vigil, when necromancers activate their powers, glowing eyes appear inside sigils on their bodies. Many of the monsters they summon have eyes in unusual places as well.
- Qiang Wu, the villain of the Big Trouble in Little China comic, has an eye in his hat.
- in the Gold Digger the Djinn race have many members with the eyes in the middle of the torso.
- An old Charles Addams cartoon features the gag of a woman with eyes where her nipples should be. It i funny. And appalling.
Films — Animation
- Played for laughs in Cars 2. Mater is a little freaked out by a Parisian car whose eyes are in her headlights instead of her windshield like every other car. (Somewhat understandable when you remember what the headlights stood in for briefly in the first movie).
- G.I. Joe: The Movie: A flashback to Cobra Commander's origin shows the lab accident which originally disfigured him, resulting in multiple eyes all over his face.
- Mr. Potato Head remove his eyes to see around corners in the first Toy Story.
- One alien in Treasure Planet has a set of eyes inside his mouth. Outside material in a Disney magazine states that it enables his species to get a good look at what they're eating.
Films — Live-Action
- The Pale Man from Pan's Labyrinth has eyes on his palms, and provides the page image.
- In Hellboy II: The Golden Army, the Angel of Death had eyes all over its wings... but none on its face. Creepifying. From the same director as the above Pan's Labyrinth, and, in fact, the same actor. This is clearly based on Azrael, the Angel of Death from Islamic legend. He has an eye on his wings for every living thing, which close as they die. Way cooler than that pansy knitting stuff.
- The Tao Tie from The Great Wall, which resemble large, reptilian hyenas. Their eyes are located on their shoulders (a slight departure from their mythological inspiration which had them on its armpits) and notably were the creatures's sole weak spot, killing them instantly once their eyes were pierced by spears and arrows. The queen of the Tao Tie is an aversion, however, being distinguished from her lesser troops by having her eyes on her face.
- The two aliens from Wham Bam Thank You Spaceman has their eyes between their legs . . .
- In Beetlejuice, the ghostly Maitlands deform their faces to look scarier; Adam ends up with eyes on his fingertips, Barbara with eyes in her mouth.
- As depicted (with unintentionally hilarious results) in the 1986 film Gothic, the poet Percy Shelley had recurring nightmares about a woman with eyes where her nipples should be. It was inspired by the real-life account of his experiencing that horrific vision after a reading of Coleridge's "Cristabel."
- In the 1959 horror film The Manster, an eyeball growing on a character's shoulder is the first sign that something weird is happening to his body.
- Army of Darkness includes a parody of the scene from The Manster.
- Topper Harley from Hot Shots!! has his father's eyes. Literally. He keeps them in a little velvet case.
- Taken Up to Eleven by Ultraman villain Gan Q; its torso is one gigantic eye, and other eyes are placed all over its body. Even its name is a pun on the Japanese word for eye (眼球 gankyū).
- Addams Family Values:
Gomez: He has my father's eyes!
Morticia: Gomez, take those out of his mouth.
- In Labyrinth, there's a mossy plant covered with eyes that watches Jennifer Connelly. Don't blame it a bit.
- Not like there was anything else to watch.
- Although the Fireys' eyes are usually in the normal place, they function just fine on the ends of their owners' fingers, in their mouths, or just rolling on the ground.
- The Stygian Witches in Clash of the Titans have to share a single (magical) eye between the three of them.
- One of the giant monsters in the Japanese comedy/drama Dai Nipponjin (released in America as Big Man Japan) has no head and carries a giant eye on its hands (though in this case, it represents a giant penis).
- In The Gate, an eye grows out of protagonist's hand. He stabs it.
- One of the more watchable bits of the Doom movie is a scene where a soldier sees somebody's eyes opening in the darkness, and calls out assuming it's the scientist he's looking for. Then all of the figure's other eyes open, all over its head...
- Big Trouble in Little China. Lo Pan's spherical spy monster has eyes on stalks, on its back, and even one in its mouth.
- In Pacific Rim, the Kaiju Mutavore has eyes on her lower jaw.
- In the 1993 movie Kamen Rider ZO, there's a bat monster whose eyes are on its palm, much like the Pale Man seen above.
- Tim Powers' The Stress of Her Regard plays with this also, making Shelley's alleged "nightmares" into Polidori's interpretation of something Percy'd yelled in a foreign language, that only sounded like "eyes in her breasts" when mistaken for English.
- Percy Jackson and the Olympians has the minor character Argus, the camp security director, who is a monster with a hundred eyes all over his body. There is an Urban Legend among the campers that he never speaks because he has an eye on his tongue.
- In one of Diane Duane's Young Wizards novels, the hero briefly encounters an alien who looks like a berry bush, except the berries are all eyes. A member of the same species later becomes a supporting character. Quite a nice guy, really, with a fondness for baseball caps.
- The Doctor Who novel The Eyeless has an alien race which frequently takes "trophies" from the worlds it visits. It's not actually meant to be quite as grotesque as that word makes it sound, though it's pretty close; they're more ruthlessly logical than brutal. It's a cultural thing amongst them that when they encounter something new, the one who makes the discovery gets to keep a piece of that something... like a young girl's eyes, for example.
- In the Stephen King short story "I Am the Doorway" (found in the collection Night Shift), a former astronaut develops eyes in his fingertips. Then things get much worse from there....
- In Dan Abnett's Eisenhorn novel Malleus, they must infiltrate muties. One mutant woman, a many-armed prostitute, winks at them — with an eye on her tongue.
- In Madeline L'Engle's A Wind in the Door, the "singular cherubim" Proginoskes is depicted as composed of nothing but eyes and wings, and the occasional jet of fire. (In this, he resembles The Bible's descriptions of angels, which are a long way from modern depictions of "cherubs".) Charles Wallace is apparently the only character who doesn't have a minor brain-BSOD upon first seeing him.
- Wilbur Whateley in H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos novella The Dunwich Horror has two extra eyes on the sides of his pelvis, with a creepy organ for sucking blood in between them. Lovecraft called it a 'tail', but we all know what he meant...
- Probably in reference to Argos (mythology, not catalogue), the Discworld god Blind Io is usually drawn with an Eyeless Face but surrounded by a cloud of floating Faceless Eyes.
- Emily Eyefinger is a series of children's books about a girl who is born with an eye on the end of her finger.
- In R.A. Salvatore's novel Siege of Darkness a misfiring teleportation spell results in only the casting wizard's eyes arriving at their destination. This is played mostly for slightly squicky humor — the wizard can still see with them and make himself heard at their location, they're just not in the same place as the rest of his body. The same thing is mentioned in one of the Harry Potter books, where it's referred to as being "splinched". It's apparently painful and inconvenient, but not permanently harmful. When treated and fixed properly. Ron's splinching in Deathly Hallows was definitely not funny.
- The short story "Tonsil Eye 'Tis" by Paul Jennings involves a boy growing an eye on one finger as a result of a garden gnome-related accident.
- A guard in the first book of The Bartimaeus Trilogy is described as having one of his eyes positioned so that it would be difficult to sneak up on him from behind, while he was touching his toes.
- One of the many weird adaptations of Henders Island creatures in Fragment is an extra set of eyes near the middle of the back.
- In the short story "The Muse" by Anthony Burgess, an astronaut literary scholar imagines he sees extra eyes in weird places on the inhabitants of another planet. The people actually look entirely human.
- In Paul and Hollace Davids's series of Star Wars novels, Emperor Palpatine's long-sought-after heir is reputed to have a third eye. A pretender to the throne appears, who has an extra eye on his forehead and feigns Force sensitivity. Later the true heir emerges, and his third eye is on the back of his head.
- In the novel The Dark Half by Stephen King, surgery reveals an eyeball inside the protagonist's brain. It's a remnant of his identical twin, who was absorbed in utero.
- H.P. Lovecraft short story At the Mountains of Madness. The shoggoths are a huge mass of protoplasm with eyes that temporarily form and disappear all over its body.
- Grendel's mother of Beowulf has eyes in her breasts.
- Likewise, Fanny Four-Eyes, a minor character in Nights at the Circus working in a Freak Show-cum-brothel, has eyes where her nipples should be.
- In The Nekropolis Archives, one of the monstrous inmates in Nekropolis's prison of Tenebrus is entirely covered in eyes. Matt points out that, while it certainly looks creepy, it is also a significant vulnerability.
Matt: Anything that has eyes all over its body should know better than to attack someone. It's like wearing armor made out of your own testicles.
- In The Outer Limits (1995) revival episode "The New Breed", a man whose body is being involuntarily upgraded by injected Nanomachines finds that the source of the sudden pain on the back of his head is a new pair of eyes.
- An old episode of The Twilight Zone had an otherwise Human Alien who covered his third eye to pass as an Earthling for sinister purposes. (It's on his forehead, in the original short story it was on the back of his head and normally covered by hair.)
- The Dick Van Dyke Show has a dream sequence episode where Laura Petrie had eyes in the back of her head, much to Rob's horror.
- Angel has something very similar with the victims of the Skilosh demons, who got an extra eye in the back of the head.
- Power Rangers / Super Sentai
- Eye Guy, one of the monsters of the week in Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers was a creature which was completely made out of eyes. He was called Dora Argus in Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger.
- In a later season, there was the See-Monster (Momokuren in Ninja Sentai Kakuranger), whose skin could be opened like a cloak to reveal dozens of eyes on the lining.
- Retinax, from Power Rangers Wild Force (Highness Duke Org Shuten in Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger) has eyes all over his body, even inside his main eye! His fellow general Mandilok (Highness Duke Org Rasetsu) has what appears to be a glowing red eye in his mouth.
- A Saturday Night Live sketch from 1991 (hosted by Kirstie Alley) featured female aliens who looked like humans, only their eyes were on their breasts.
- The Doctor Who episode "The Magician's Apprentice" has things called "handmines", hands that reach from the ground and pull people under. Each has an eye in the palm.
- Gan Q from Ultraman Gaia (and many subsequent series due to being one of the most popular Ultraman monsters) is a giant eyeball with limbs that are also covered in eyes.
- In the Once Upon a Time episode "Manhattan", The Seer that predicts Rumplestiltskin's future has eyes on her palms. A big scar over the upper half of her face implies that her normally positioned eyes have been cut out.
- Ash vs. Evil Dead: At the start of Ash's drug-induced Vision Quest, he hallucinates his guide, El Brujo, has an eye in his mouth, which he begins eating.
- During the first season finale, as the cabin from the movies turns into a full-blown Eldritch Location, a large eye appears on one of its walls.
- Madonna's video for "Bedtime Story" ends with a shot of her singing, but her face has two mouths where her eyes should be, and one eye in the place of her mouth. When she closes her eye, the positioning of it makes it look like a bizarre mouth.
- In the music video for Tool's "Vicarious" there are eyes all over the place, most notably on the backs of the transparent-skinned humanoid creatures' hands. And this is still one of the less disturbing things in this video.
Myths & Religion
- Classical Mythology:
- Argos, or Argus Panoptes, of Greek myth, had eyes all over his body, and he kept a constant watch by sleeping only some of them at a time. He was pretty badass too. Argos was the one who slew Echidna, the mother of all monsters. Argos is also apparently the mythological origin of the peacock. After he was slain by Hermes (he pulled it off by putting all of his eyes to sleep at once before beheading him), Argos's master Hera took his eyes and put them on the feathers of a bird. Thus the peacock was born.
- The Grey Sisters of Greek myth were three old hags that shared between them a single eye and a single tooth, making this an example of Faceless Eye and Eyeless Face. Perseus got information about Gorgons from them by stealing the eye and holding it hostage. After getting what he needed, he threw the eye into the cave so that the sisters would be too preoccupied "looking" for it to chase him down.
- Lots of youkai in Japanese Mythology:
- There's a Japanese Obake / youkai called a Shirime which has an Eyeless Face and a single giant eye...in its anus. Which it delights in showing off to passers-by by stretching its cheeks wide. Yes. The Japanese, in fact, have a Goatse monster. Oh, Japan.
- Another one, Tenome, wears its two eyes on the palms of its hands. And yes, the Pale Man from Pan's Labyrinth is supposed to be one.
- The Hyakume is a corpulent humanoid creature completely covered in eyes that can detach from its body to search for people to scare.
- The Mokumokuren, which is a traditional paper sliding door covered in eyes!
- Plenty of Hindu deities have eyes in the wrong places; most notably, a third eye in the forehead represents mystical sight and wisdom.
- The Bible describes some angels as having eyes on all sides of their bodies, making this Older Than Feudalism. Among these angels are angelic beings referred to as Ophans or Ophanim. They make an appearance in the book of Ezekiel and are described as looking like beryl colored wheels within wheels with rims full of eyes. It seems angels, in true Abrahamic tradition, are terrifying beings of grotesque body horror. Jewish tradition describes Azrael, the angel of death, with a body consisting of nothing but eyes and Christian tradition also includes tongues whose number corresponds to the number of people inhabiting the Earth. Metatron, the Face of God and Heavenly Scribe in Jewish mysticism, is said to have a million eyes (and mouths) all over his body. Several Angels and other celestial beings have strange number or placement of eyes, such as hundreds covering their wings. Turns out there was more than one reason to start every conversation with "Do not be afraid"!
- One monster mentioned in Chinese mythology was the taotie, a beast embodying gluttony that devoured all it could, and even its own body when it could eat nothing else. The myths describe it as having eyes in its armpits, though versions varied on whether it also had eyes on its head as well.
- Dungeons & Dragons:
- Argos is a race of monsters with eyes all over their bodies.
- The otyugh has eyes on three tentacles that surround its gaping, toothy mouth.
- Beholders have ten eyes on stalks sprouting from their bodies, plus a big one in front. Other Beholderkin have even weirder arrangements. One known as the Overseer is essentially a slimy tree covered in eyes.
- In the Cthulhu Mythos section of the original 1st Edition Deities and Demigods Cyclopedia, the shoggoth is shown as having multiple eyes all over its ameoba-like body.
- Gibbering Mouthers are human-sized ameoba-like monsters covered with eyes and mouths.
- The 3rd Edition Monster Manual 3 has the odopi, which is a large ball-shaped creature with hundred of arms. Each palm has an eye.
- One memorable piece of artwork for the Warhammer 40,000 Chaos god Slaanesh has an eye instead of a nipple on its exposed breast. The Forgeworld model for the Keeper of Secrets (a greater daemon of Slaanesh) has multiple breasts, several with eyes in place of nipples.
- From Magic: The Gathering, Kozilek, Butcher of Truth◊ has eyes peppered on its arms.
- Call of Cthulhu.
- In the main rules, shoogoths are noted as being covered with eyes.
- Supplement The Asylum and Other Tales, adventure "The Asylum". The proto-shoggoth can create organs anywhere on its body whenever it likes. One example given was creating an eye in the palm of its hand.
- Mutant Future. Yhe Eyedog has eyes all over its body. Some can see heat, some can see in ultraviolet, and others can give off light, radiation or energy blasts.
- A rather famous bug in Super Smash Bros. Melee shows that Daisy's trophy has a third eye on the back of her head, hidden behind her hair.
- Eyerok from Super Mario 64 is a pair of giant telepathic stone hands with eyes set in the palms.
- A trip into hell in Devil May Cry normally includes eyes on the walls. They tie in with series Satan analog Mundus, who is most prominently represented by the third eye on his forehead.
- Wizeman from NiGHTS into Dreams... has eyes in his six floating hands and nowhere else.
- When William Birkin injects himself with the G-Virus in Resident Evil 2, his first mutation is a gigantic eyeball growing out of his shoulder.
- Eyeball tumors appears to be a side-effect of the G-Virus. Curtis from Resident Evil: Degeneration sprouts a similar eye after he's injected with it, as does Lisa Trevor from REmake.
- Osmund Saddler from Resident Evil 4, when he goes One-Winged Angel. To be fair, those eyes were technically on his face; his face just happened to sprout legs and combat tentacles. Even before that, he had an eye IN HIS MOUTH. Like, his lips were eyelids.
- The J'avo of Resident Evil 6 have at least five eyes on their heads, two in the usual place for a human while the rest is scattered around their faces. The ones in Edonia typically wrap their faces and use hoodies, while the Lanshiang ones often wear ceramic masks, but both kinds of disguise come off when their heads are attacked.
- Resident Evil 7 continues the series' tradition with Jack Baker, whose mutated form is a massive slug-like abomination with orange glowing eyes all over its body. Naturally, you'll want to aim for these.
- Shin Megami Tensei's White Rider's horse is covered in staring blue human eyes.
- With Disgaea, we have the galactic demons from Disgaea: Hour of Darkness and Desco from Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten.
- When Fadroh from Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean goes into One-Winged Angel mode, he has an eye in his crotch. Which shoots ludicrously-powerful laser beams.
- Dark Samus/Metroid Prime in the Metroid Prime series has an eye on the back of its hand, for apparently no reason except to look scary as hell when it first appears. This actually makes some sense, because the manual for Metroid 2 says the Power Crystal that Samus has in the same place is a sensor. However, it's unknown if the makers of the Prime series knew that at the time. They go away but come back during Prime 2's climax.
- Phantoon is a bulbous tentacled ghost creature with a large eyeball inside its mouth.
- Final Fantasy:
- The Hecteyes (and similar) enemies in the series are nothing but giant pulsating masses of flesh, entirely covered in eyes. Final Fantasy VII has Jenova, who in the words of the Internet:
"She has eyes for nipples! Eyes for nipples!!!"note
- In Final Fantasy XII, the bestiary entry for the Hecteyes monsters explains that only one pair of its eyes actually function, and the others are there to throw off any foes that go for the eyes when attacking.
- The Hecteyes (and similar) enemies in the series are nothing but giant pulsating masses of flesh, entirely covered in eyes. Final Fantasy VII has Jenova, who in the words of the Internet:
- In the NES game Abadox, which takes place within a huge, organic Planet Eater, almost every interior surface has countless eyes. Especially the digestive tract.
- Soul Series:
- In SoulCalibur II, in his shirtless costume, Nightmare's freaky claw-arm extends to his chest, complete with a red eye where his nipple would be.
- The cursed sword Soul Edge has a single glaring eye somewhere, no matter what shape it takes, bar a few where it's impossible to place an eye where it wouldn't be held or use directly in common attacks, such as Maxi's nunchucks and Tira's ring of death. But generally it will sprout an eye when possible.
- Yume Nikki:
- One of the powers Madotsuki can obtain turns her head into a hand with an eye on it.
- More than that, eyes where they do not belong or no eyes where they do belong are a strong theme in Yume Nikki. In some areas it seems like everything has eyes but the place that should have them.
- Ragna, the "main" character, has a gauntlet/ magical prosthetic arm with a red eye-like design on the back of the hand. The eye even opens widely when he uses his Blood Kain ability. Note that Robot Girl Nu-13 has a virtually identical eye-design that she wears as an eyepatch, one of many hints that the two characters are connected. The True Ending reveals that these "eyes" are note Azure Grimoires.
- Tsubaki Yayoi is another example of this. When she equips the Izayoi in Continuum Shift she has an eyball on her hat, and eyeball on her book, and an eyeball on the handle of her sword. Ironically, she goes blind in the second game, but gets better after her Face–Heel Turn in Chronophantasma and Heel–Face Turn in Central Fiction.
- Hakumen has red eyes on his shoulders wrists, and shin. Mu-12 has the same ones on her armor's shoulders.
- Arakune, the game's resident Eldritch Abomination can grow them just about...anywhere. His Astral Heat turns him into a giant eye which in the first two games merely was an instant KO if it touched you, but two games later, if the move landed, eyes appeared on the screen...and giant centipedes crawled out of them. Oh, and the centipedes have eyes on their backs.
- World of Warcraft:
- The Icecrown Citadel bosses Rotface◊ and his brother Festergut. There's another eye on the back of its head, though it's usually staring at the ceiling.
- One of the Old God bosses, Yogg-Saron, inverts this trope by having toothy mouths where eyes would be. And those toothy mouths are all over his head and body.
- Cataclysm features Cho'gal, an ogre leader of the Twilight Cult, with eyes on his chest and arms.
- The Legend of Zelda:
- The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords, The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures, and The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap: Vaati. The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass' Bellum, too. The Go for the Eye trope is so prevalent in that series that the games tend to indicate arrow/slingshot targets with eyes. That means most enemies who are specifically weak to arrows have unnaturally large eyes somewhere on their bodies, and walls with projectile-based switches stare at you.
- For some reason, the 3D Updated Re-release of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask added eyeball-weakpoints to each of the four main bosses, which didn't have them in the N64 version. Naturally, the eyes match those on Majora's Mask itself.
- In The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the Final Boss, Dark Beast Ganon, has a cluster of eyes on its back.
- One of the creepier traits of Yukari Yakumo of the Touhou series is her penchant for having eyes appear in the gaps that she creates.
- Utsuho Reiuji has a huge red eye on her chest. It doesn't look entirely unlike Sauron.
- Satori and Koishi Komeiji also have additional eyes. On their hearts. Which, in turn, are located outside of their bodies, being connected to their owners with what's presumably arteries and veins. All of this isn't really as creepy-looking as it sounds◊. It is, however, exactly as symbolic as it sounds, resulting in some truly odd consequences when Koishi closed her third eye.
- LSD: Dream Emulator sometimes gives areas textures that put eyes in the scenery, on the floor or in windows, for example.
- Ancient Domains of Mystery has a Dorn Beast. Its exact looks are unknown, but it is grey and purple and black and grey and white and has sixty-three eyes. Well... its exact looks, seeing as ADOM is a roguelike, is a purple F. It can be safely assumed that some of the sixty-three eyes are not on the head, anyway.
- The Dornbeast is a reference to the Zork games, and previously appeared in Sorcerer and Beyond Zork. In the latter, it's too powerful to fight until you immobilize it by cutting a giant onion.
- There's also the "You Have Grown a Total of 12 Eyes" mutation.
- The angels in Bayonetta are revealed to be all about this once you crack through their marble skin.
- One of the enemies in Ōkami consists of a wheel with a huge eye in the center. Even better though, the locks in the game consist of a single giant eye and mouth. You unlock them by driving the key right into the eye.
- One of the bosses, the Spider Queen (or "Prostitute Spider" in the original translation). It's scary enough her head is just an eyeless giant mouth complete with oversized mandibles, but her abdomen can open up like a flower bud which has 8 EYEBALLS for petals. Yikes.
- The Sand Scorpion from Sonic and the Secret Rings has a total of 6 eyes: two on each of its tails, one on its back, and one in its mouth.
- Perfect Dark Gaia from Sonic Unleashed has seven huge eyes inside its mouth.
- Jirachi from Pokémon has an eye on its abdomen. Thankfully Jirachi is adorable and its eye is closed most of the time, so it manages to not be creepy.
- Wobbuffet and Wynaut's eyes are on their tails. The Wobbuffet species in particular are extremely protective of them, and the pokedex implies that they hold 'a secret'. A popular theory is that the squinty eyes on their face aren't eyes at all.
- Claydol has eyes all around its head, with a beak between each one of them.
- Barbaracle has eyes on its hands. Then again, each "hand" is an entity in itself.
- Meowstic have psychic organs on the inside of their ears, that look exactly like their eyes.
- The Architect from Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening is an unusual example. His eyes are in his face. . .but they're asymmetrically arranged very close together above his nose, with one tilted, in a way that's possibly more wrong than having them elsewhere on his body.
- Peacock, from Skullgirls, has six elongated eyes located prominently on her cybernetic arms. That's not counting the indefinite amount of free-floating eyes she can summon. And those Black Bead Eyes on her face? They're where her normal eyes used to be before they were gouged out.
- The final boss of Kirby's Return to Dream Land doesn't reveal his mouth until he Turns Red, where you see that it's less a mouth and more a giant eyeball.
- Anything possessed by Dark Matter usually ends up with this trope applying in some manner. Most famously, King Dedede sprouts an eye on his stomach (which occasionally transforms into a mouth because... reasons?) and in Kirby 64, a Dark Matter-possessed Waddle Dee grows an eye that covers his entire face, making he look like a Waddle Doo minus the beam ability.
- A similar thing happens in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards when 02 reveals his true form. Yikes.
- There are also the Grab Hands (which belong to none other than Dark Crafter) in Kirby and the Rainbow Curse. Dark Crafter himself also has a pair of sunglasses over his single eye. It could be that these shades are actually his real eyes.
- There is also the Final Boss of ''Kirby Star Allies', which has a grand total of five reptilian eyes respectively on his forehead, shoulders, torso and back.
- The Neverhood: Ottoborg is depicted as having eyes on his palms on Wall of Records. The fact that he is king created to be happy and joyful all the day may or may not induce further creepiness.
- One of the early boss monsters from Catherine is the Immoral Beast, a warped human torso with its limbs on backward, a Vagina Dentata mouth, and a pair of eyes on its ass.
- Dwarf Fortress has staring eyeball, a kind of grass found only in evil biomes that is made out of eyeball. Cows can still eat it, though.
- Malassa, the goddess of darkness in Heroes of Might and Magic games that are set in the world of Ashan, takes the form of an enormous black dragon with eyes on her wings.
- I See You: In a later part of the game there are eyes on the walls.
- Tsukumogami is awash with non-biological examples... the titular evil spirits possessing everyday household objects mostly appear as said object with one or more eyes (and maybe a tongue) added for sheer creepiness. True to the original mythology, of course...
- CarnEvil has Eyeclops, a two-headed cyclops with one eye on each head, three on his chest, and several others on his limbs.
- Bloodborne: according to the lore you find in the game, increased Insight makes eyes start "lining your brain", which allows you to see through the supposed illusion the Great Ones have cast upon Yharnam. This seems metaphorical at first, but then you start to find certain enemies that have way too many eyeballs in places they don't belong, and remember that most of those were human once, and start to realize maybe it isn't metaphorical, and maybe your skull is full of eyeballs growing out of your brain. Even inanimate lanterns feature them!
- A common theme with the monsters is featuring what appear to be eyes some odd place, implying that the ones on its face aren't really eyes. Froggit has a pair underneath him, Knight Knight has very large ones on her torso, and Gyftrot's real eyes might be at the base of its antlers (notably, they appear to blink while the ones on its face do not).
- Subverted with Astigmatism: what appears to be a single, large eye taking up most of their body is actually their mouth; their real eyes are actually where you'd expect them to be (by human facial anatomical standards, anyway).
- In Battleborn, Orendi has an eye in the palm of each of her four hands a la the Pale Man from Pan's Labyrinth.
- Normally, the Patapon series wouldn't entirely count, since the eyes are essentially their bodies. But Arch Pandara, the final boss slash ultimate Eldritch Abomination of Patapon 3, has five eyes and none of them are on its face: there are two in its palms, two on the backs of its elbows, and one in the very middle of its waist. It looks even more off when compared to the heroes.
- Ennard from Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location has the animatronics' eyes all over its body, owning to it being a combination of the endoskeletons of all four original animatronics.
- Darkest Dungeon totes so many eyes eyes. Many of the things more heavily affected by the eldritch powers sprouting from the Darkest Dungeon have eyes peppered everywhere, most notable being the Flesh, an amalgamation of constantly-mutating pork from failed summoning experiments. As it turns out, blinking black beady eyes in the entirely wrong places is a hallmark of the Heart of Darkness, the Eldritch Abomination the Ancestor came into contact with.
- Ultron-Sigma, the Big Bad of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, has glowing blue eyes on his chest.
- Cuphead: The Blind Specter of the Phantom Express has eyes in its hands and even fires out eyeballs from them.
- Coyote from Gunnerkrigg Court has an eye on his chest and one on each of his shoulders and thighs. They appear to be stylized eye designs, but in the last panel here, they are clearly turning to look at Antimony. He also has a slightly less conspicuous pair behind each of his ears.
- Roger Pepitone from College Roomies from Hell!!! mutated an eye in his hand, which is much less frequently referred to compared to the more useful mutations of his roomies.
- Sgt. Schlock from Schlock Mercenary usually keeps his eyes above his mouth, but since he's an amorphous blob and they aren't actually part of his body, he can put them anywhere, such as on tentacles to look around corners. At one point, he had four eyes, and kept two in his mouth, to "watch what he ate!"
- Drowtales had one or more extra eyes being standard for the heavily tainted once their seed starts taking them over, as demonstrated by Kes'sen, or a scar where a third eye should be for one character — but Naal'suul gains an eye on someone else's tongue as part of a massive random fusion of demon-tainted bodies. And it's implied there's more where that came from hidden in the shadows.
- Parodied in the last panel of this VgCats strip on Spore.
- Dan and Mab's Furry Adventures has Cindy, who was born with an eye on the palm of her hand as a result of excessive exposure to magic. Other than that she's perfectly normal. She eventually commits suicide, several years after Abel left the town due to prejudice about his wings. It's implied that Cindy may have killed herself due to discrimination, and being unable to make friends after Abel's family left.
- In WolfPearl's comic Wurr, Iralbe the hell hound has two eyes set into his tongue, which open when he pants and close when he retracts his tongue. His empty eye sockets are covered in heat-sensing pits instead.
- Homestuck gives us the Ugly Cute Vodka Mutini, a mutant kitten with four eyes.
- This Brawl in the Family comic looks deeper in what daily life would mean for the aforementioned Phantoon above. "Phantoon has it Rough", indeed.
- Girl Genius: Evidently there's a Spark in Paris "who has been doing advanced work with eyes," unfortunately the blind fellow shown being experimented on has a new eye in his mouth.
- In Goblins spin-off comic Tempts Fate, the title character has a demonic eyeball on the sole of one of his feet, as a result of being cursed by a demon lord.
- In Godslave, Turner has an extra eye on his neck, albeit this seems to be a method to stay in contact with Heru rather than for seeing.
- In Alice and the Nightmare, the Jabberwocky have eyes all over their shapeless bodies.
- The Sanity Circus:
- Sammy Talbot's eyes extend out of his skull.
- Spycrows don't have eyes in their faces, but do have giant staring one in their chests instead.
- Carmilla from the Whateley Universe. She's the child of Gothmog and often has eyes on stalks in horrible places. One time she grabbed Shadowwolf and her face split. Down the middle. Inside were more tentacles, with eyes on stalks. And other Body Horror tropes. Shadowwolf screamed and wet himself.
- In Ruby Quest, Ruby enters a dark room to speak with Subject Six. At first he doesn't seem to have any eyes at all; but as Ruby speaks to him, more and more luminous eyeballs begin opening in the darkness around her. Then Tom turns on the lights... suffice to say, all the eyeballs are attached to Subject Six. In one way or another.
- And this isn't even considering Ruby's supernatural third eye either.
- The Lickitung in this horrific Pokémon drawing.
- Weapon Brown: Similar to the Shelley thing, Mistress Van Pelt has some interesting ideas for C.A.L.v1N.
- Zalgo mutations, although the ones on the face liquify into Bloody Tears.
- Crawler from Worm has eyes all over his torso. He doesn't look even remotely human anymore.
- The SCP Foundation has a few of these in containment:
- SCP-401 ("A Palm Tree"). It's a tree made up of human organs that has an eye on the end of each of its fingers.
- SCP-1160 ("Effective Containment"). SCP-1160 has insect-like eyes around its head and neck, giving it 360 degree vision.
- SCP-2289 ("The Devils' Eyes"). These are not demonic eyes, mind you. The devil here is the endangered marsupial known as the Tazmanian Devil, host in real life to a transmissible cancer. The anomaly is that this particular strain of the cancer has managed to jump the species barrier, and has a fondness for forming functioning eyes.
- SCP-2756 ("Surreal Landscaper"). SCP-2756 is an anomalous infection that causes extra organs (such as eyes) to grow at random locations on living creatures. One SCP-2756 victim has extra eyes growing on their abdomen and forearm.
- Markiplier once did a Let's Play with his friend and frequent collaborator Wade for the game Spore. Naturally, the game gives you opportunities for tropes like this, such as how at one point the duo made a three-eyed monster - with two regular eyes and a "back butthole eye".
- Played for Laughs in the Animaniacs episode, "Chalkboard Bungle", When Miss Flamiel suspects the Warners are misbehaving behind her back, she proceeds to tell them she has eyes in the back of her head. The Warners respond by telling her that they do too and proceed to show her as proof. Wakko is shown to have nine eyes in the back of his head.
- Ben 10:
- One of Ben's many transformations is Eye Guy, a Captain Ersatz of Cyclops from X-Men in powers. Eyes cover nearly every inch of his body except his head, which instead has large batlike ears.
- During the first series, when we learn what the Omnitrix is called, Ghostfreak is seen moving his eye behind him to look at Gwen. Without his second skin he can't do it since his head is basically a skull.
- Krumm in Aaahh!!! Real Monsters carried his eyes around in his hands. His father did the same thing, but after one of his eyes was fired out of a rifle in the Revolutionary War, he started wearing a black glove on that hand. This was generally played for laughs, such as the episode where he lodges them into a mummy, then can't get them out before they have to retreat.
- An episode of Aqua Teen Hunger Force has Carl being sucked into a jet-powered toilet, leaving only his head intact. Frylock makes several attempts to construct a new body for Carl, including one made entirely of eyes from a website specializing in medical waste.
Master Shake: Wait a minute. Before you turn him on... do you think he'll be able to see us?
Frylock: In ways you can only imagine.
Master Shake: But look, I mean... is he going to be able to chase us? 'Cause if I woke up lookin' like that, I would just run towards the nearest living thing and kill it.
- Transformers :
- Peek-A-Blue from She-Ra: Princess of Power gets Psychic Powers by the eyes on her peacock tail.
- Ten-Eyed Man and Mutant Master in Batman: The Brave and the Bold.
- Xavier: Renegade Angel: Along with being a bizarre humanoid with brown hair, mouth beak, six nipples, backwards legs, and a snake hand, Xavier also has a giant eye placed in the middle of his crotch which he calls his "pen-eye"
- In Lavender Castle, Captain Thrice has a third eye on his nose.
- One episode of Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends had Ivan, a "seeing eye friend" for a blind child who had dozens of eyes.
- Dr. Five Eyes of Skysurfer Strike Force has two normal ones, one in the center of his forehead, one on the back of his head and a giant eye on his chest.
- Morbulus in SWAT Kats, who has eyes in the back of his head.
- Steven Universe: The Centipeedle has a single eye, which also happens to be her gem, inside of her mouth. She's still able to eat despite it though, not that she needs to.
- One monster in The Powerpuff Girls was a large floating sphere completely covered in eyes. It could also shoot lasers from any of them. Hence, it effectively shut the girls down in combat as any attempt they made to get close resulted in the monster spotting her and zapping her. Conveniently, Blossom's poorly-cut hair made the monster laugh so hard, it shut all of its eyes, allowing Bubbles and Buttercup to damage it.
- In the course of evolution eyes have apparently evolved multiple times, and sometimes in not-exactly-expected places.
- Box jellyfish have four sets of eyes on four sides of their body.
- Many insects have five eyes: two compound ones and three simple ones called ocelli.
- Spiders have six or, more often, eight eyes for 360 degree field of view.
- Jumping spiders have eight eyes: six smaller eyes for 360 degree view and a pair of huge anterior median eyes for high-magnification view of their potential prey, much like the field binoculars. The front sides of those eyes cannot move, but the retinas can.
- Barn owls, by the way, can't really move their eyes, either. Indeed, barn owl eyes are so big that if they were spherical they would have overlapped; it remains an open question whether some shoujo characters show the same evolutionary adaptation.
- Crayfish have an extra eye on their tails (that one does not form images though, but responds vigorously to a passing shadow).
- Tuatara has a third, parietal eye (lens, retina, and all) at the top of its head.
- Scallops have tiny eyes all over the edge of the mantle.
- The critter that takes the cake is Ophiocoma wendtii, a kind of a brittle star. The upper side of its whole damn body is covered with refracting crystals and interconnected photoreceptors, forming one huge eye. Think about it for a moment.
- While possessing eyes in the strictest sense, certain species of starfish have skins that are entirely coated in optic nerves, allowing them to look in every possible direction simultaneously
- Not a straight example, but many animals (especially insects) have false eyes used to startle enemies or fool them into attacking the wrong body part.
- Non-creepy, non-squicky version: Peacocks. Those are merely coloration, they are not eyes.
- Flounders are born with normally placed eyes, but as the fish mature, one eye moves to the other side of the head, making them look not unlike a Picasso painting. The aptly-named four-eyed fish, adapted to spot food right at the water's surface, has protruding eyeballs that are divided horizontally, giving it an upper set of pupils that see in air and a lower pair that see underwater. That's right: it's got its extra eyes in its eyes
- Genetic experiments on fruit flies have produced flies with up to sixteen functional eyes on various parts of their bodies.
- A mutant toad was found in Hamilton, Ontario that had functional eyes inside its mouth. It's been theorized that some labyrinthodonts (ancient amphibians) had the ability to rotate their eyeballs to look out the roof of the mouth, letting them directly watch for prey swimming past or into their jaws.
- A teratoma is a type of tumor in which tissues of very different type (compared to tissues which would be normal for that location on the body) may form actual organs inside the tumor. Relatively simple structures like teeth and hair are the most common organs that occur in a teratoma, but more complex organs have also been reported, such as feet, hands, and — you guessed it — eyes.