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[[caption-width-right:280:[[BewareTheNiceOnes Don't make this angel angry.]]]]

Eyes filled with fire is a very strong image, and is a good way to convey that a character is demonic, possessed by demons, ComicalOverreacting, [[HotBlooded really pissed off]], or is in just a really excited mood.

Don't really expect the fire to [[FauxFlame actually affect things]], unless this crosses over with HeatVision.

This could be the next step after RedEyesTakeWarning, if you don't heed the warning.

Compare GlowingEyes, HellishPupils, WingdingEyes, BurningWithAnger, InfernalBackground.

Contrast OcularGushers.

Not to be confused [[BattleThemeMusic with]] "[[VideoGame/CaveStory Eyes of Flame]]".


* In the UK 2002 Federation Against Copyright Theft PIF "The Pirates are out to get you", fire is seen briefly in the demonic blacksmith's eyes during a sudden zoom-in shot of the blacksmith.
[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* A frequent visual cue in most anime, often employed by the {{Tsundere}} in a bad mood, or anyone in a towering temper. However, it's also most often used as a brief gag, and more realistic visual cues are used for "serious" anger.
* In ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'', the female customers gets flaming eyes when they're really fired up about something - usually a particularly adorable {{Moe}} moment involving the hosts. It turns into a somewhat bizarre plot-point during the episodes starring Ritsu Kasanoda, a young {{Yakuza}} Boss whose icy glare normally freezes anyone who comes near him. He winds up being SweetOnPollyOliver, causing all the girls to get fired up about the perceived {{Yaoi}} romance, and even when he turns his icy glare on them, their fiery intensity melts it on the spot. "Don't underestimate the flames of MOE!"
* In one episode of ''Manga/SgtFrog'', Momoka's pupils turn into flames when she imagines using the next day's outing with Fuyuki as a chance to get close to him, but they turn into tiny rainclouds when Fuyuki mentions it's supposed to rain the next day.
* Rock Lee in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', of the excited kind.
** The first time Choji was [[BerserkButton called fat]] in the manga his eyes were on fire too.
* Chako gets a RousingSpeech in ''Anime/CosplayComplex'', and her eyes do this.
* ''Manga/VideoGirlAi'': In episode 3 of the anime, right before Ai spends all of Youta's immediate cash on a crane game.
* Crosses over with PlayingWithFire for Lunatic in ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' -- and as Episode 16 confirms, the fire from his eyes can ''literally'' cause injury.
* This is how we know Captain Gundam's [[EleventhHourSuperpower Soul]] [[PowerOfFriendship Drive]] is working in ''Anime/SDGundamForce''. [[HotBlooded Bakunetsumaru]] does it once in a hilarious fit of righteous fury, and [[spoiler: Captain, Zero, and Baku do it at the same time at the end of the final battle.]]
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': Ryoga's eyes go entirely pink-red and glow with similar-coloured energy to his attack & aura when he's channeling a particularly powerful (or Perfected) [[AngstNuke Shi Shi Hokodan.]] More like GlowingEyesOfDoom, but overlaps with this because it represents the emotion too.
* In one episode of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', Ash unknowingly messes up Jesse's hair with a flame attack, causing her to swear vengenance on him. Meowth and James note that she has fire in her eyes...and then point out that she has fire in her hair too.
* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', Sanji has his [[PeekABangs only visible eye]] burning with fire whenever he's really BurningWithAnger.
* In ''Anime/BlueExorcist'' Rin has these when fighting Amaimon, showing he entered his demonic state.
* In the first episode of ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', Chi-Chi gets these then Roshi recommends buying dirty movies with Goku's 100,000,000 Zeni.
* Johnny Joestar, protagonist of the seventh part of ''Franchise/JoJosBizarreAdventure,'' has a "dark determination" to his eyes when he can't afford to lose at any cost, which is represented as black fire clouding his pupils. His AlternateUniverse self, Jonathan Joestar, demonstrates the same trait in the [[http://i.imgur.com/GIhQnwZ.jpg opening]] of the Phantom Blood anime adaptation.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* Evil Calvin gets these in ''Fanfic/RetroChill'' after being pounced on by Hobbes.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In ''Film/AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy'', Creator/WillFerrell's eyes burst into flame when his hair is insulted.
* ''Film/LordOfTheRings'': The Eye of Sauron.
* Godzilla does this in ''Film/GodzillaFinalWars'' after being freed from frozen slumber.
* In ''Film/SpaceJam'', Lola has fire in her eyes when Bugs calls her "[[BerserkButton doll]]".

* In Fiona Patton's ''Literature/TalesOfTheBranionRealm'' series, the royal family of an alternate Britain has literally fiery eyes, the flames growing brighter as one gets closer to the throne and culminating in the sovereign who is known as the Vessel of the Living Flame, the sacred avatar of a fire god.
* ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'':
** Ares, god of war, has eyes like miniature nuclear explosions because he's a representation of violence, war and rage; he normally wears sunglasses to cover them up.
** Hestia, the goddess of the hearth fire and the home, also has flames for eyes, but hers are described as much warmer and less creepy.
** WeThe titan Hyperion has eyes like the Sun itself. Fitting, since he is Titan of Light and the original ruler of the Sun.
* In the Literature/{{Nightside}} series, Merlin [[spoiler: Satanspawn]] has no actual eyeballs, instead having flames in their place. Whenever he appears, John mentions that they say he has his father's eyes...
* Ba'alzamon in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' has fire appear in his eyes and mouth at random intervals, as a side effect of overuse of [[TheDarkSide the True Power]].
* ''Literature/{{Everworld}}'': Hephaistos is described as having literal fire in his eyes.
* ''Discworld/TheWeeFreeMen'': Early on, Tiffany runs into [[{{Hellhound}} grimhounds]], which have fiery eyes and razors for teeth. She manages to defeat a group of them by luring them out of the Queen's realm, which leads to [[RealityEnsues exactly what you expect would happen if an animal actually had flaming eyeballs]].
* The fire jinn in ''Literature/FancyApartments'', Tisa, has flaming eyes and hair when she's in jinn mode.

[[folder:Myths & Religion]]
* Literature/TheBible: Jesus Christ is described in the Book of Revelation as having "eyes like flames of fire".
* A fragmentary surviving song devoted to the Armenian pagan god Vahagn said that "his eyes, they were as suns". As a god he was associated with fire, as well as storms and dragon-slaying.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Flonne of ''VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness'' gets ticked off ([[{{Otaku}} or particularly enthusiastic]]), and her eyes turn into fireballs.
%%* Prier in ''VideoGame/LaPucelle Tactics''.
* Anders' eyes burn with a FauxFlame when he is feeling particularly angry in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII''. [[spoiler:It is a sign of his possession by the Warden's other companion, Justice, who has turned into a spirit of Vengeance under his influence.]]
* All the Space Pirates, including the [[AppliedPhlebotinum Phazon]]-mutated Elite Pirates have this in the first ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime''.
** Ridley had this in his first appearance ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption''.
* ''VideoGame/CookingMama'' does this in all of her games whenever you fail a task.
* The Burning Eye in ''VideoGame/DarkCastle''.
* Though not seen clearly, Illidan's eyes in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' were burned out and replaced with flames as part of Sargeras' "gift". They are hidden by a blindfold, though the glow can still be seen.
** In ''Legion'', you can create a Demon Hunter with the traditional blindfold, or you can forgo the blindfold and let the world see [[BodyHorror the felfire burning in otherwise hollow eye sockets]].
* In ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'' all the Prime Evils have this. In the previous games, their eyes glowed but didn't seem to be actual fire.
* The "fired-up" version is seen in a few missions in the ''VideoGame/OsuTatakaeOuendan'' series.
* In ''VideoGame/MySimsAgents'', Chef Gino gets these over the theft of his maps that lead to where he gets his ingredients.
* ''VideoGame/RuneFactory4'' has this as one of Vishnal's expressions.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* Whenever one of the four maidens in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' use their power, flames form around their eyes.
* In WebAnimation/SilverQuill's "After the Fact: Amending Fences", Starlight Glimmer gets burning eyeballs after Silver Quill dashes out and leaves her to pay a restaurant bill of 1500 bits.
* Used in ''{{WebAnimation/Extra Credits}}'', especially in ''Extra History''. One example [[https://youtu.be/lzH1p3t2oRE?t=7m47s here]].

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', Ellen has them [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2003-11-11 here]] and Susan has them [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2007-08-14 here]].
* While he normally has [[ProphetEyes blank white eyes]], Kankri Vantas from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' gets these when he thinks his friend [[TeamMom Porrim]] is trying to "[[HatesBeingTouched mother]]" him.

[[folder: Western Animation]]
* In the Franchise/{{DCAU}}, whenever {{ComicBook/Darkseid}}'s eyes burn, it likely means he is about to use his [[EyeBeams omega effect]].
* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'':
** Numbuh Three in has a tendency to get like this when she gets angry enough.
** Numbuh 86 (a.k.a. Fanny) as well does this from time to time, [[FieryRedhead which comes as no surprise]]...
--->'''Numbuh 86!''' '''''[[BerserkButton TOOOOOOOTS?]]'''''
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'' features these from the turtles when they are angry due to [[{{Flanderization}} the series's heavy reliance on anime-esque expressions]]. They mostly come from Raphael.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'':
** Ren sometimes gets these when he's really angry.
** Also Anthony's Dad from the episode "A Visit To Anthony" after he believes the duo hurt his son and threatens them, it's actually the fireplace reflected in his glasses.
* Parodied in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy''. After Grim gets fireballs in his eyes, Billy lampshades it and Grim starts screaming while telling him to put them out.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has Marge get these in "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS1E13SomeEnchantedEvening Some Enchanted Evening]]" while impatiently waiting for Homer to come home as Dr. Marvin Monroe's advice to leave him goes through her head.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'': "You know what happens when you make Lola '''''MAAAAD!'''''"
** In "For Bros About to Rock", Lincoln did this when Luna inadvertently embarrassed him in public by [[ShipperOnDeck pairing him with a girl who happened to be there]]. He also managed to melt the ice that was in his pants at that time.
* In ''WesternAnimation/InfinityTrain'', the Steward has blue flame coming out of its eye sockets. Behind the mask is a tube generating the flame.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'':
** In one episode, this happens to Kaeloo when Mr. Cat makes fun of her [[SpeechImpediment lisp]].
** In "Let's Play Trap-Trap", this happens to Quack Quack several times over the course of the episode since he's being deprived of yogurt by Kaeloo, which is making him angry [[spoiler: and slowly driving him insane.]]