Here are the first 53 wicks (chosen randomly and ignoring Laconic.Evil Eye
for obvious reasons)
A bit of research shows that all of the Nasuverse examples are superficially correct, but actually incorrect—characters are said to have "mystical eyes" that let them see things they otherwise could not, but the powers work even if their eyes are gouged out. Yes, this means the page quote on Evil Eye
doesn't technically refer to the trope.
Code Geass (5)
Examples here almost universally refer to Lelouch's Geass. They are always correct, but come with the evil-looking and deal-with-the-devil subtext.
Doujutsu refers to any "eye technique" in ninja stories. It's generally a bit ambiguous as to whether the eyes are a symptom of having the power, or themselves magical. Given the name, I'm going to err on the side of calling these correct. Most of these examples are from Naruto
—I'll indicate when they are not.
The Mystical Evil Eye (3)
That is, the curse-causing traditional usage. Usually has nothing to do with the eyes themselves being magical.
Just Glaring (2)
"Giving someone the evil eye", colloqially.
Petrifying Gaze (3)
A common variant where the being looking upon someone would turn them to stone. A particularly common crossover between eyes and Taken for Granite
, often with a heaping dose of No Eye in Magic
. May or may not be actual magical eyes—it's not always easy to tell. Possible subtrope as the basilisk/gorgon/cockatrice ability?
Eyes That Look Evil (4)
...and have no magical powers.
Other Incorrect Examples (7)
Other Correct Examples (10)
- Characters.Fushigi Yuugi Genbu Kaiden: Correct, with plenty of context
- Anime.Yu Gi Oh: Correct, with plenty of context (at least if we allow for mystical eye-shaped artifacts sitting in eye sockets) with additional explanation about how it's literally an evil eye.
- Characters.Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok: Correct, though lacking enough context for the example to be interesting.
- Night Lords: Psychic third eye. Definitely counts, though a little more context on the page would be nice.
- Characters.Death Note Supporting Characters: Correct, not that reading the example would tell you so.
- Characters.The Massive Multi Fandom RPG Season Three: Correct, and feels the need to point out that the eye isn't actually evil.
- Super Reflexes: Correct, but with the subtext of normal "evil", given that the symbol on his eye also marks him as a villain.
- Fanon.Anime And Manga: Correct, used with insufficient context
- SuperWeight.Web Comics: Correct, with no context
- Characters.A Game Of Gods Ex Champions: Correct, but the eye's also cursed.
Insufficient Context to Determine (6)
- VideoGame.Dark Souls: A mix of magical eye-themed artifacts and actual magical eyes used as magical eye-themed artifacts.
And, yes, I also agree that on-wiki usage contradicting off-wiki usage is a bad thing
. Also, the above shows it clearly causes misuse.
edited 26th Mar '13 9:31:55 PM by Ironeye
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