I'd like to join this thread and offer my help. However, the thread is very long and also there were other threads... Too long, did read only parts of them.
First, I'd like to ask about Brown Eyes
. Were they already discussed? Or will they be on the table in the future? I could't find it. But I noticed that they were merged with Hazel Eyes
. I approve. I was surprised when I saw them as two distinct tropes. For me hazel eyes equal brown eyes, but I see not many examples were moved (e.g. from Jane Austen
or Jane Eyre
On the topic of Mismatched Eyes
: Is there already a consensus what to do with the trope? I saw the Duality Motif thread in ykttw. Is there anything else to do? It's bad that crowners are still down.
I recall only two instances from fiction. Jane Seymour has them, and some shots in Dr Quinn
clearly showed them. However, there was no meaning to it, so it's Chairs.
"Belly Speaker" of Murdoch Mysteries
played with the concept. A LOT. The murder victim has one blue eye and one brown eye. His son has them, too, and he's a ventriloquist and his doll (Demonic Dummy
) has them as well because he is meant to represent him. Detective Murdoch finds out later that the doll stands in for his twin brother actually. If I remember correctly, there was a twist that each twin had mirrored mismatched eyes (one had his left eye blue and the other had his left eye brown). They release him, thinking that the second twin committed the murder of their father. But they find out at the end that the second twin has been dead all along, buried somewhere in the room, and the murderer is on the run.
It could fit in the duality motif or the creepiness factor. It can cover the dual nature (I think common w/ Twin Tropes
?) or that two people are related (a family thing in this case). Hope I am not twisting the concept to make it fit.
edited 2nd Apr '13 11:02:45 AM by XFllo