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[[caption-width-right:306: It's not just for puppies.]]

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->'''Hobbes:''' I still don't think giving your mom "Bambi eyes" is going to get you a flamethrower.\\
'''Calvin:''' Maybe I should sniffle a little too, huh?
-->-- ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes''

Be they [[TheCutie cute]] [[{{Moe}} little girls]], or [[DirtyOldMan perverted old men]], if they want to play on your sympathy, they'll [[OpenTheIris turn eyes huge]] and shining with unshed tears upon you.

Generally, the younger the character doing it is, the more effective.

Often a forerunner to OcularGushers. TaremeEyes enhances the effect. Surprisingly, plays very well with a CatSmile. Occasionally, the "victim" will respond with something along the lines of "Don't try that trick on me, I invented that trick".
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Dusty, an anthropomorphic dog, attempts this in ''Comicbook/TheAutumnlandsToothAndClaw'' but his partner is unaffected.
* ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'', in a meta-panel, begs the reader NOT to look at her bare butt in the next story.
* It's said that the reason why Peter Parker/''Comicbook/SpiderMan'' [[ChickMagnet attracts so many women]] is because he has big brown puppy dog eyes.
* The art style in the "Childhood's End" arc of ''[[ComicBook/XMen New X-Men]]'' tends to give ''all'' of the kids these, but ComicBook/{{X 23}} particularly stands out. ''Especially'' when she comes to join them in the "Danger Cave" while the others are blowing off steam cosplaying old X-Men missions, as seen [[http://vmf251-buccaneers.net/Stuff/X23PuppyDog.png here]].

* In an old [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpkutoQGmks commercial]] for Kellogg's Corn Pops a teen has to resort to this because there's nothing else he can use against grandma to get the last bowl of cereal.

* A curiously literal version is performed by Kalix in ''Literature/LonelyWerewolfGirl'' when she transforms fully into her wolf form to look cute for Moonglow at one point.
* In ''[[Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians The Last Olympian]]'' Annabeth does "her big pleading gray eyes thing" on Hermes to get him to give her her mother's message.
* In ''Literature/MaximumRide'', Fang lets Angel keep Total when she gives him "the bambi eyes."
* Jacky Faber, heroine of the ''Literature/BloodyJack'' series calls this technique "the big eyes" and employs it to subvert the DoubleStandard in her favor.
* In ''Literature/ElisList'' Eli gives this look to Iria to persuade her to take her up Mt. Corcovado.

* Music/ThePillows released a song titled "Tokyo Bambi" that seems to imply this trope. Roughly translated, a line from the second verse is "Whatcha smiling about with those Bambi eyes?"

[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* Parodied in ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', where one strip shows Calvin practicing "Bambi eyes" in preparation for asking his mother if he can have a flamethrower.
* In ''Adam@Home'', [[http://www.gocomics.com/adamathome/2012/08/21 Katie practices doing this]] in the hope of getting a puppy dog, aptly enough, and later she [[http://www.gocomics.com/adamathome/2012/08/25 actually uses it on her father, to his dismay]]. Then Adam's wife demonstrates that [[http://www.gocomics.com/adamathome/2012/08/27 she can do it as well!]]
* ''ComicStrip/{{Mutts}}''
** In the strip for [[http://muttscomics.com/strip.aspx?m=02&d=12&y=13 February 12th 2013]], Earl and Mooch use this technique on a butcher.
** In the [[http://muttscomics.com/strip.aspx?m=03&d=12&y=13 March 12th 2013 strip]], Earl tries to use this tactic on his owner as part of his "When are we going to play?" face.
** In the strip for [[http://muttscomics.com/strip.aspx?m=05&d=11&y=13 May 11th 2013]] a dog in the pound does this to the reader.
* In the [[http://www.gocomics.com/garfield/2013/08/04#mutable_982041 August 4th 2013]] ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' comic, Garfield does this to Liz for a snack...and she does it right back at him. Garfield's response? He gives HIS food to her and tells Jon "She's good."
** In the [[https://garfield.com/comic/2016-01-06 January 6, 2016]] comic, Garfield scoffs at Odie for using a cute puppy face to beg for food. But when Odie gets a sandwich, Garfield decides to try it too, asking Odie if he's doing it right.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''Arduin'', ''The Compleat Arduin Book 2: Resources''. Kill Kittens look like normal kittens. They pretend to have broken limbs and use whimpering and their big soulful eyes to lure victims into picking them up.