These are the absolute coolest variety of Cool Shades
. Rather than those frightfully dull
, or square lenses, the lenses in these shades are in the shape of scalene triangles, joined at one point and with the shortest sides resting on the bridge of the nose. They are often, but not always, worn by lowlife hoodlum characters. There's even an emoticon
for them: ◥▶◀◤
Aren't they cool?
A variation is for robots to have their actual eyes in this shape. This serves no purpose other than looking cool
Examples — sunglasses
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Anime and Manga
Live Action TV
- Supermarioglitchy4s Super Mario 64 Bloopers invokes this trope a few times:
- Bowser puts on a pair and breakdances after successfully cooking Italian ravioli with just Doritos in Cooking with Bowser and Mario 2!.
- Peach after poisoning Toadsworth in Toadsworth's how to-Princess.
- Yoshi wears a pair in Yoshrooms while attracting another Yoshi, only to be beaten up by said blue Yoshi.
- We also have triangle shade-wearing Teletubbies. For example:
- Dipsy while in the crowd cheering and dancing with SMG4 in APRIL FOOLS.
- Dipsy again in Tubbie TV while "getting it on with the ladies". This happens a second time at the very end of the blooper when the Teletubbies celebrate.
- Tinky Winky (briefly) in The 12 idiots of Christmas.
- Calvin and Hobbes: Calvin once tried to convince his mom to buy him a BRIGHT GREEN pair of these.
- Mouser from Super Mario Bros. 2 and Boshi from Super Mario RPG wear them, almost identical to Squirtle's, as mentioned above.
- Teddy from MOTHER.
- Captain Falcon's mask counts, as do those of Blood Falcon, Black Shadow, and Phoenix.
- Proto Man from Mega Man similarly wears these as part of his helmet. The official art heavily implies that he wears another◊ set of Triangle Shades under the ones on his helmet.
- You can buy a pair in Transformice.
- Ghost Trick's Sissel has a pair of these. Yomiel, the person whose body Sissel mistakenly thought was his, has these too. These carry on even after Sissel loses Yomiel's image and reverts to the blueish blob shape all ghosts start out as and Yomiel seems to have drawn a pair of triangle shades onto his "face" after pulling a body together out of random items he found in the submarine.
- Some of the Animal Crossing games feature triangle shades for your character to wear.
- Kamikaze Bomber from Bomberman '94 and Metal Bomber from Super Bomberman 3 wear them. For a lesser-known example, Carat Diamond wears them instead of his round shades in the story manga in the Super Bomberman guidebook.
- Milky Nezumi from Nezumi Man, since he's a Shout-Out to Kamina.
- Whereas Dr. Eggman from the Sonic the Hedgehog series sports a pair of pince-nez sunglasses, his Evil Twin Eggman Nega wears triangular shades.
Examples — eyes
Anime and Manga
- ABC Warriors: These robotics warriors enjoy this trope. Depending on their current bodies, at least a few of the titular robots have them at any one time. Hammerstein and Mek-Quake are the most fond of theme.
- Batman villain Mr. Zsasz has these in his original appearances, although this was dropped in the late 1990s.