Sphere Eyes

Bertha: Your eyes look like hard-boiled eggs.
Jon: You don't say!
Bertha: No! Really!

Sometimes, cartoon characters are given large (or small), round/bulging eyes shaped like a geometric sphere or oval, often with tiny little dots for pupils.

Alternatively, if a character with separate eyes has an excited or scared expression, his/her eyes will change into this style.

This trope comes in two forms: one where the the eyes touch on the border between or slightly overlaps and one where the eyes are separate from each other.

Compare Conjoined Eyes, which uses just one eyeball with two pupils.

Not to be confused with Wide Eyes and Shrunken Irises.

Touching/overlapping eyes:

Comic Books, Newspaper Comics and Webcomics
  • Garfield is an example, since he (and most other characters in the strip) has huge eyes.
    • Jim Davis always uses this trope on his strips like U.S. Acres.
    • Surprisingly, despite practically being a trademark of Jim Davis, the sphere eyes were gained through Art Evolution, as the characters originally had normal circle eyes.
  • Most characters in Heathcliff have these too.
  • Mother Goose, Grimm and Attila in Mother Goose and Grimm.
  • Opus from Bloom County.
    • And don't forget Bill the Cat.
  • Most of the characters in Buckles, such as the title character.
  • Sherman's Lagoon is also an example of this.
  • The characters in Pearls Before Swine usually have these too.
  • This is also used in FoxTrot. It was even parodied in one strip where Paige cuts ping-pong balls in half and puts them over her eyes to give the impression that she's not falling asleep in class.
    • Exactly the same happens in Calvin & Hobbes, but since the characters are not normally drawn with Sphere Eyes it looks a bit creepy.
    Calvin: [wearing the bulging fake eyes] ...Or will I look too interested?
  • Adam@Home is another example.
  • Citizen Dog also uses these eyes.
  • A lot of the characters from Dogs of C-Kennel.
  • Plus, it was used for characters in Matt Groening's comic strip Life in Hell.
  • The Groening-inspired character designs of Isaac Baranoff's Horndog and Here, Wolf.
  • Sergeant Schlock from Schlock Mercenary. Justified as he's a Blob Monster, and the eyes are both discontiguous with the rest of his body, and interchangable.
    • Also Uniocs, such as Lt. Ebbirnoth, whose entire head is one giant sphere eye. With two eyebrows.
  • Bob from The Inexplicable Adventures of Bob!
  • Some species in The Mansion of E.

Puppet Shows

Video Games
  • The Jak and Daxter games usually have this, but everyone's eyes were significantly smaller in Jak And Daxter The Lost Frontier.
  • The Mobian characters in the Sonic the Hedgehog series certainly count
  • Rayman and other characters in his series have sphere eyes.
  • Present in pretty much any Rareware-made game you could care to name.
    • And by extension, Donkey Kong and his pals in Nintendo's post-Rare games.
    • FurFighters on the Dreamcast appeared to be heavily inspired by Rareware's games in both it's gameplay and it's visuals, so many of the characters there, such as Rico and Bungalow, apply.
  • Human Peasants (as well as Sheep) in Warcraft III are rather conspicuous for this, in contrast to most other units whom are modeled with regular eyes.
  • HeroSmash
  • Bubsy
  • Omnom.
  • Koume and Kotake from The Legend of Zelda games have creepy bulging eyes.

Web Animation

Western Animation

Separated eyes:

Western Animation

Alternative Title(s):

Googly Eyes, Large Eyes, Round Eyes, Huge Eyeballs, Large Eyeballs, Large Round Eyes, Huge Round Eyes