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These blue eyes indicate a character who either is demonic or possesses the "evil eye", magic, or witchcraft. In Mediterranean countries, this comes from the Demon's Eye amulet, which is always blue. Blue (or gray) is also the eye colour of choice for many wizards who are eerie or sophisticated instead of mysterious.
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- Devil Hunter Yohko had all humans with brown eyes, whilst the demon characters had 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!:
- Fate is what Evangeline called a 'doll', being a magical creation of the Lifemaker, extremely proper and The Stoic early in the story, but prefers to drink coffee instead of tea.
- Evangeline is a blue-eyed vampire who is Really 700 Years Old. It's recently discovered that she herself is a creation of the Lifemaker; exactly what kind has not been revealed yet.
- 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, who's 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.
- 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).
- The influence of spice in Dune turns the whites of people's eyes an unnaturally bright blue. The turning blue is feigned to be a normal biological reaction of humans exposed to spice. However, Spice also 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 the planet which produces it that every native has this effect to one degree or another.
- 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.
- 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 C.S. Goto's Blood Ravens trilogy, Ahramin has burning blue eyes — burning with sorcery.
- All witches in the Septimus Heap series have pale blue eyes.
- 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.
- 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."
- Matthew Swift had brown eyes before he died. Afterwards, his eyes turn blue due to sharing a body with blue electric angels.
- 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.
- Blue eyes are considered automatically creepy, for this reason, in Empire Of The Petal Throne.
- Felix's blue eye in Doctrine of Labyrinths is treated this way by the superstitious denizens of the Lower City.
- 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.
- 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 Elementa L Eye Colors, since she can use witchwater.
- Ivo Balthasar, the incubus from Elegy for a Demon Lover has gorgeous, but definitely paranormal, blue eyes.
- 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 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".
- 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.
- The god Aldur in The Belgariad has strikingly blue eyes, even when disguised as an old man.
- 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 skin...and an unnatural shade of blue for her eyes. Of course, 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.
- 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.
- BIONICLE's Big Bad Makuta, who could be the poster boy for the Red Eyes, Take Warning trope, had blue eyes on his original figure, and the promo material kept variating between these blue and red eyes.