Main Scary Shiny Glasses Discussion

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10:35:22 AM Nov 22nd 2015
I would love to compile a list of scary shiny glasses / gendo glow moments that occur on the faces of characters who aren't actually evil, especially but not only if the plot later twists to reveal that the character isn't evil. can anyone help? I feel like I've seen this but can't remember examples. . . .
08:40:28 AM Jul 25th 2010
I despoilered most of the Aizen Sozuke example in Bleach, as it was impossible for anyone looking at it to know if they should read it or not.
01:27:48 AM Mar 28th 2010
Removed these:

  • Rex Cramer in Airplane (aka Flying High) manages to combine this trope with The Glasses Come Off, by having 2 pairs of sunglasses on.
  • Possibly inspired by "The Man With No Eyes" from the prison drama Cool Hand Luke.
  • In the Coen Brothers' film O Brother, Where Art Thou?? there is an evil sheriff who wears shiny, reflective aviator glasses. These reflect fire at every possible opportunity, one of the many suggestions that he is Satan in disguise.
  • The Terminator always wore sunglasses, even when he did a Heel–Face Turn in the second one. The villain of that film often wore biker goggles, which - since he needed to be even creepier - reflected fire at every possible opportunity.
  • In The Silence of the Lambs, Buffalo Bill wears night vision goggles in a few scenes.
  • Morpheus from The Matrix often sports a pair. A firm good guy, though.
    • Just Morpheus? Everyone in The Matrix, all the time.
      • Hey, it's hard to model eyes in CGI!
  • In Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Judge Doom's glasses do this twice during the final confrontation in the Acme warehouse: while he's explaining his plan to Eddie Valiant and while he and Eddie are fighting.
  • Riddick's goggles in Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick are so tight on his skull they almost look like cybernetic implants. They're not.

because they're all about shades or tinted goggles, not untinted glasses that reflect light to obscure the eyes.
01:50:23 PM Oct 20th 2015
Maybe you should move some of those to Sinister Shades
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