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- Devil Hunter Yohko has all humans with brown eyes, whilst the demon characters have blue.
- Midou Ban of Get Backers has almost preternaturally blue eyes, as well as being an actual case of association with witches, as noted above. He also has the ability to give the Magical Eye.
- In Katekyo Hitman Reborn!, according to Gamma, many of the Sky Arcobaleno characters' eyes tend to look as if they expect an event would happen. It's true, since the Sky Arcobaleno have the ability to see the future.
- In Blue Exorcist, Rin Okumura seems to fit the demonic type (being the son of Satan and all).
- In Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle, Fay's magic is explicitly tied with the blue color in his eyes, which is weird but still awesome.
- Mahou Sensei Negima!:
- Diva from Blood+ has blue eyes. When they start to glow even bluer, it's not a good sign.
- Doomed Megalopolis had a monk character called Kamo, whose eyes are usually squinted. But when opened, are revealed to be blue with YELLOW whites! Kamo only appeared in chapters 1 and 2.
- Yu-Gi-Oh! has season 4's Atlantean villain Dartz depicted with one yellow eye and one blue eye. The Orichalcos had infected him and changed one of his eyes from yellow to blue. In real life yellow is the unnatural eye colour whilst blue is very common but then again this is anime. The Orichalcos stones are blue and much of Dartz's attire consists of blue as well to hammer home this trope.
- Additionally, there is Kisara from season 5. She is exiled from most civilization because she has pale skin and blue eyes (very unusual for Egypt at that time), and is believed to be a witch. They aren't exactly wrong; her ka is the Blue-Eyes White Dragon, the most powerful one not possessed by one of the six priests.
- Norway from Axis Powers Hetalia, mixed with Creepy Blue Eyes, though sometimes they're coloured purple. He can see and speak to supernatural creatures and have been hinted to be able to use Black Magic.
- Storm from the X-Men has blue eyes, which is extremely rare among non-Europeans (Storm is Kenyan). In her case, it's a mark of her family's magical heritage, in addition to the white hair.
- Doctor Strange's eyes are blue in most depictions, though according to his official description they are grey. Sometimes they have a creepy greenish tinge.
- In Young Avengers, Wiccan is one of the candidates for Sorcerer Supreme, and he is usually drawn with brown or hazel eyes, despite his official bio saying that he has blue.
- Superman is said to have "unearthly" blue eyes - one very big part of why he wears extremely thick glasses when in his Metropolis-Clark disguise (they obscure and diffuse the color).
- "Reverse Pines" is a popular Fandom-Specific Plot for the Gravity Falls fandom. It's a role reversal AU where the Pine twins are in Gideon's role while Gideon and Pacifica are in theirs. Mabel and Dipper are always depicted with Creepy Blue Eyes that usually glow, and they have psychic powers. In contrast, main continuity Dipper and Mabel are usually depicted with Brown Eyes (though Innocent Blue Eyes isn't too uncommon either).
Live Action Film
- The Avengers shows victims of Loki's Mind Control staff gaining these, which disappear when his hold over them is broken. Joss Whedon specially mentions on the commentary that these were added in post-production so the audience would be absolutely sure that someone was or was not being controlled.
- Dune: Taking the mind-altering spice for a certain length of time makes a person's eyes glow blue.
- The god Aldur in The Belgariad has strikingly blue eyes, even when disguised as an old man.
- In C.S. Goto's Blood Ravens trilogy, Ahramin has burning blue eyes—burning with sorcery.
- Played With in The Children Of Man, where blue eyes are the exclusive province of the Nikelan Oracles, the mouthpieces of that setting's incarnation of the Christian God.
- Diana Bishop from A Discovery of Witches has striking blue eyes with gold around her irises. She is also a powerful witch by heritage, but prefers to bury herself in academia and Renaissance history. Her eyes also count as Elemental Eye Colors, since she can use witchwater.
- Felix's blue eye in Doctrine of Labyrinths is treated this way by the superstitious denizens of the Lower City.
- The influence of the spice melange in Dune turns the whites of people's eyes an unnaturally bright blue. According to the in-universe science, the whites turning blue (known as "eyes of Ibad") is a normal biological reaction of humans exposed to spice. However, spice also as some psychoactive effects and gives psionic abilities to at least some humans, which links the two together in people's minds. While most people have to consume large doses of spice for their eyes to change color, it's so omnipresent on Arrakis, the planet which produces it that every native has this effect to one degree or another.
- Blue eyes are considered automatically creepy, for this reason, in Empire Of The Petal Throne.
- In Galaxy of Fear, Tash is blue eyed, which goes with her Force-Sensitivity and appearance as a Creepy Child who knows too much. When she meets Luke Skywalker and senses their Commonality Connection, she feels like his blue eyes are piercing and see more than they should.
- Having blue eyes, or at least light as opposed to dark, is very rare in the community in which The Giver is set and seems to be a sign that one is capable of "seeing beyond".
- In Mercedes Lackey's Heralds of Valdemar series, any powerful magic user is going to wind up with blue eyes regardless of what they were born with as a side effect from the amount of magic they use. Companions also have their blue eyes frequently mentioned, with newly Chosen Heralds usually spending a while staring into them when they first meet.
- In Mara, Daughter of the Nile, Mara has blue eyes, which are extremely rare in Ancient Egypt. Most characters, including her love interest, see them as exotically beautiful, but a few of the characters find them creepy or demonic.
- Matthew Swift had brown eyes before he died. Afterwards, his eyes turn blue due to sharing a body with blue electric angels.
- Ivo Balthasar, the incubus from Elegy for a Demon Lover has gorgeous, but definitely paranormal, blue eyes.
- In Tamora Pierce's Provost's Dog books, Bekah Cooper has "ghost eyes" that go from pale blue to ice colored when she's upset (may have something to do with her unofficial psychopomp status). She uses these to her advantage when she has a need to frighten people, usually criminals.
- In the Safehold series, an affectation by the late Nimue Alban means that her most-commonly used avatar/persona has become known for his "unearthly seijin-blue eyes".
- All witches in the Septimus Heap series have pale blue eyes.
- Icecarl Crones in The Seventh Tower gain vivid blue eyes in their apprenticeship. As their powers grow, their eyes turn to a luminescent silver, then finally to milky white.
- In The Shadow Speaker, all Shadow Speakers have light eyes. Shadow Speakers have the ability to control shadows, and anyone with light eyes is feared. However, it's usually a case of Bad Powers, Good People.
- A Song of Ice and Fire:
- Someone who has been raised from the dead by the Others has uncanny shining blue eyes with no life in them, usually described as looking like the cold light of distant stars.
- In a prophecy, Stannis Baratheon is described, vaguely menacingly, as the "blue-eyed king who casts no shadow."
- In Wody Głębokie Jak Niebo mages or these with magical heritage have eyes blue as the summer sky. Because of this only mages can wear ultramarine clothes.
- In Orson Scott Card's The Worthing Saga, Icy Blue Eyes are part of a genetic package that includes telepathy and (after copious amounts of inbreeding) various other Psychic Powers.
- In Words of Radiance, Kaladin ends up with these at the end of the book after speaking the Third Ideal of the Windrunners.
- Journey to Chaos: In the first book of the series, Tasio the Trickster expresses interest in changing Eric's eyes from the Innocent variety to one of these. Sure enough, Eric has developed the "Evil Eye" technique and made great strides in learning magecraft.
- In Kushiel's Legacy, Hyacinthe the Master of the Straits' eyes turn a vivid blue that deepens and darkens towards the pupils. The change is a sign of his power over the oceans.
- Illyria from Angel looks like Fred with her whole body turned blue: just as Fred has brown hair, light brown skin, and brown eyes, so Illyria has blue hair, blue skinů and an unnatural shade of blue for her eyes. This use of blue eyes has the effect of making her look as eerie as possible.
- The Dracula of the Buffyverse has several supernatural abilities which set him apart from other vampires, such as shapeshifting and hypnosis. Several characters in the episode "Buffy vs. Dracula" comment on his "dark, penetrating eyes", which are an unnatural shade of dark blue.
- Game of Thrones showed the eyes of those raised from dead by the White Walkers like this◊ (currently also this page's image).
- The main character of Lost Girl normally has brown eyes, which turn bright blue when she uses her powers.
- On Teen Wolf, eyes that glow blue are a sign that the werewolf possessing them has killed an innocent, except for Alphas, whose eyes are always red whether they have killed or not. Other werewolves have gold eyes.
- Both the djinn and angels in Supernatural have glowing blue eyes when they use their power.
- The dopplegangers in Twin Peaks can be distinguished from the "true" versions of people by their creepy pale blue eyes. They are physically identical to their real counterparts in every other respect.
- Kira from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine gets these when she's possessed by the Prophets.
- In Warhammer Fantasy, the Norse consider blue eyes to be a sign of favour by the Chaos God Tzeentch. Since Tzeentch is not only the patron god of sorcery, but a Manipulative Bastard extraordinaire who's even fonder of inflicting mutations on his favourites than his brothers are, this may or may not be a good thing.
- The Arcane Sight and Greater Arcane Sight spells in Dungeons & Dragons (3E/3.5 version) allows seeing magical auras and the spell-casting abilities of creatures without having to concentrate on maintaining the spell. They also makes the caster's eye glow blue.
- In BlazBlue, there's Mu-12, whose emotionless, glowing blue eyes contrast with the green eyes Noel Vermillion had before she was "tempered".
- In the Mass Effect series, unnaturally blue eyes are a sign that a person has Reaper implants.
- Stern and Lord Dearche of the Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's Portable games, who possess blue eyes with Hellish Pupils to indicate their nature as Materials.
- Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy VII has these due to Mako exposure. It's noted several times in-game as a mark of the evil Mega Corp.'s Super Soldiers, as many characters guess his background with them based solely on having noticed his eyes.
- The Draugr from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim have glowing blue eyes.
- Arthas in Warcraft III, especially after he became the Lich King. Death knights in World of Warcraft also have this, along with Glowing Eyelights of Undeath.
- Leon from Rune Factory 4 is a Little Bit Beastly Dragon Priest Kitsune/Pharaoh guy with bright blue eyes to match his Facial Markings. Kiel also has blue-grey eyes and a magical streak a mile wide, though he falls more under Innocent Blue Eyes.
- In Tsukihime and Melty Blood, Anti-Demon characters usually have blue eyes (if not Gray Eyes), Melty Blood makes this more apparent by having their eyes glow when you select the character.
- In Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, both you and any uruks you mind control have these.
- The character morphing system in Fable I gives the Hero these if he's a powerful non-Evil mage.
- Iki who is actually a God in Human Form — Sköll, the Sun Chaser.
- All white spirits have them. Their counterparts the black spirits have red eyes.
- Tsukiko the Mystic Theurge in The Order of the Stick. In an art style where most characters have Black Bead Eyes, she's drawn with Monochromatic Eyes in two shades of blue.
- In Agents of the Realm, Jordan, who's an Agent who unknowingly works for the Big Bad, has bright blue eyes.
- In Roommates humans have common eye colors but blue is the most widespread (and normal) for The Fair Folk (mostly combined with Monochromatic)... can also double as Mindcontrol Eyes for people under their influence.