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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.

The reason this trope exists is because of GrowingIntoTheirPaws attributes in real life; children's eyeballs will have grown to their full adult size by age 3, making them look disproportionately big at that time.

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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* PuppyDogEyes/WebOriginal
* PuppyDogEyes/WebComics
* PuppyDogEyes/WesternAnimation
* PuppyDogEyes/RealLife



[[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]].
* ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'': Would you believe ''ComicBook/{{The JOKER}}'' [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/joker_nihilist.png is capable of rocking these?]]
* One-shot ComicBook/PlasticMan villain Sadly-Sadly uses his permanently sad face to sway crowds to his whim, even getting one to beat Plastic Man to death. He's done in when he laughs it up at the funeral, getting a sock from a [[FakingTheDead very-much alive Plastic Man]] and a trip to jail.

* 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.
** And in ''[[Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus The Mark of Athena]]'', Percy deploys it, trying to get a favor from Piper. She wonders how Annabeth says no to anything coming from somebody who can make himself look like a baby harp seal.
* 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.
* ''Cobra''. ActionGirlfriend Flood pouts at Literature/{{Burke}} at one point when she's sassing him. He thinks in response, ''I'd have given her a smack if I hadn't been afraid of permanent injury.''

* 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.

* In ''Podcast/Wolf359'', [[ActualPacifist Eiffel's]] attempt at an intimidating expression is described by Hilbert as his "angry kitten face".

[[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.