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* Howard Moon from ''Series/TheMightyBoosh'' is a socially awkward and unfashionable dork with small eyes. All these traits are given an even more unflattering contrast from his partner Vince Noir, who is fun, stylish and has big sparkly eyes.


* Shouya from ''Manga/ASilentVoice'' is a protagonist example. He used to be a bully as a kid, which caused him to be ostrasized and used a scapegoat. He has small eyes compared to most other character's huge anime eyes.

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* Shouya from ''Manga/ASilentVoice'' is a protagonist example. He used to be a bully as a kid, which caused him to be ostrasized ostracized and used a scapegoat. He has small eyes compared to most other character's huge anime eyes.


* Tsuna of ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' starts the series as a stereotypical loser complete with the beady eyes to match. As the story progresses, he not only experiences personal growth ([[NextTierPowerUp and many power upgrades]]), but somehow goes from beady-eyed to moe-moe. Though that's probably more to do with art evolution, as everyone in the story gets more and more pretty.

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* Tsuna of ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' ''Manga/Reborn2004'' starts the series as a stereotypical loser complete with the beady eyes to match. As the story progresses, he not only experiences personal growth ([[NextTierPowerUp and many power upgrades]]), but somehow goes from beady-eyed to moe-moe. Though that's probably more to do with art evolution, as everyone in the story gets more and more pretty.


* Simon of ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' was considered gross and weird by the girls of his village, though that's probably more to do with the amount of time he spends digging and generally not paid much attento to by the adults. The Black Siblings also considered him completely unremarkable, especially in comparison with Kamina, his big brother figure and hero (who, to be fair, was a HotBlooded WalkingShirtlessScene). Pretty much the amount of people who did not have this view of him at any point is few and far between. The only one who beleived in him from the start was Kamina (and later Nia when she met Simon.) His eyes becomes less beady throughout the story as a sign of his CharacterDevelopment. He learns to be himself and believe in himself, becoming a strong and wise hero. By the end, his eyes' resemble Kamina's and he has long surpassed his soul brother.

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* Simon of ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' was considered gross and weird by the girls of his village, though that's probably more to do with the amount of time he spends digging and generally not paid much attento attention to by the adults. The Black Siblings also considered him completely unremarkable, especially in comparison with Kamina, his big brother figure and hero (who, to be fair, was a HotBlooded WalkingShirtlessScene). Pretty much the amount of people who did not have this view of him at any point is few and far between. The only one who beleived in him from the start was Kamina (and later Nia when she met Simon.) His eyes becomes less beady throughout the story as a sign of his CharacterDevelopment. He learns to be himself and believe in himself, becoming a strong and wise hero. By the end, his eyes' resemble Kamina's and he has long surpassed his soul brother.





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* ''Manga/AitsuNoDaihonmei'''s Yoshida is a simian, pint-sized idiot with a disfiguring scar, whom his female classmates frequently beat up for inexplicably monopolising the attention of the most popular boy in school, Satou, a typical doe-eyed {{Bishonen}}.

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* ''Manga/AitsuNoDaihonmei'''s ''Manga/HisFavorite'''s Yoshida is a simian, pint-sized idiot with a disfiguring scar, whom his female classmates frequently beat up for inexplicably monopolising the attention of the most popular boy in school, Satou, a typical doe-eyed {{Bishonen}}.



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* TheNondescript Mob is distinguished from explicitly handsome characters in the ''Manga/MobPsycho100'' cast like Ritsu and Teru by dull half-moon eyes with beady irises. The generally changes when he undergoes one of his [[SuperMode 100% emotional explosions]], where he'll often instead sport a sharp red DeathGlare.


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* Kai Shiden of ''Anima/MobileSuitGundam'' is a LovableCoward who chases skirt and [[DeadpanSnarker snarks]] on the relatively inexperienced commander [[TheCaptain Bright Noah]]. In a subversion of the usual formula, he retains his beady eyes even when he [[CharacterDevelopment develops]] into a combination AdventurerArchaeologist-IntrepidReporter in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]]''.

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* Kai Shiden of ''Anima/MobileSuitGundam'' ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' is a LovableCoward who chases skirt and [[DeadpanSnarker snarks]] on the relatively inexperienced commander [[TheCaptain Bright Noah]]. In a subversion of the usual formula, he retains his beady eyes even when he [[CharacterDevelopment develops]] into a combination AdventurerArchaeologist-IntrepidReporter in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]]''.


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* Murray, the main character of ''Webcomic/BloodyUrban'', has black dots for eyes when he takes off his EyeGlasses.

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* [[Characters/FriendshipIsMagicSupportingCastPonyville Snips and Snails]] from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'': Doug Funnie.
* [[HarmlessVillain Cedric]] from ''WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst''.
* [[ButtMonkey Lance]] from ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender''.

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* Kobayashi from ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'' is an alcoholic loner with a FriendlessBackground and a (relatively speaking) frumpy appearance. She also has beady eyes.


Due to GenericCuteness, OnlySixFaces and possibly BeautyEqualsGoodness, it can be very difficult to differentiate an average or even ugly looking character from a beauty, with the only truly unattractive characters being {{Gonk}}s. This can make it especially odd when the supposedly average-looking main character meets the in-verse {{Bishonen}} of the show, and you realize the only real difference between them is the hair cut and maybe some {{Bishie Sparkle}}s.

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Due to GenericCuteness, OnlySixFaces and possibly BeautyEqualsGoodness, BeautyEqualsGoodness and GoodEyesEvilEyes, it can be very difficult to differentiate an average or even ugly looking character from a beauty, with the only truly unattractive characters being {{Gonk}}s. This can make it especially odd when the supposedly average-looking main character meets the in-verse {{Bishonen}} of the show, and you realize the only real difference between them is the hair cut and maybe some {{Bishie Sparkle}}s.



Compare and contrast FaceOfAThug, since they too have beady eyes, though those elicit a different reaction.

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Compare and contrast FaceOfAThug, since they too have beady eyes, though those elicit a different reaction.
reaction as beady eyes also tend to be associated with villains due to GoodEyesEvilEyes.



* Hikigaya Hachiman, the protagonist of ''LightNovel/MyTeenRomanticComedySNAFU'', is often told by other characters that his eyes resemble those of a dead fish, symbolic of his bleak outlook on life.

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* Hikigaya Hachiman, the protagonist of ''LightNovel/MyTeenRomanticComedySNAFU'', is often told by other characters that his eyes resemble those of a dead fish, symbolic of his bleak outlook on life.
life. Interestingly, his LN illustrations show him with regular-sized eyes. Played straight in the anime though.


->'''EMH 2:''' Ah yes, you're the Mark One EMH. The inferior programme.\\

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'''EMH 2:''' Beady eyes, terrible bedside manner. I recognize you.

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* Haruo Yaguchi from ''Manga/HighScoreGirl'' aside from being the ButtMonkey, has among the worst grades in his class (and also has nothing but his video gaming) and likewise was apathetic about his life. He also has noticeable smaller eyes compared to the rest of the cast.



* Haruyuki Aries, protagonist of ''LightNovel/AccelWorld'', has beady little eyes, especially compared to the more defined eyes of everyone else in his world. Not surprising considering he's "a boy at the bottom of the school social order." Interestingly enough, a fan theory speculates that he's actually broadcasting this image of himself via the augmented reality capabilities of his neurolinker.

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* Haruyuki Aries, Arita, protagonist of ''LightNovel/AccelWorld'', has beady little eyes, especially compared to the more defined eyes of everyone else in his world. Not surprising considering he's "a boy at the bottom of the school social order." Interestingly enough, a fan theory speculates that he's actually broadcasting this image of himself via the augmented reality capabilities of his neurolinker.



* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. In the MusicalEpisode song "I'll Never Tell", Xander's "beady eyes" are among the list of complaints which Anya has about her fiance. Xander certainly did fit the BeadyEyedLoser trope for the first few years of the series, though by this time he's actually quite successful, running his own construction business.

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. In the MusicalEpisode song "I'll Never Tell", Xander's "beady eyes" are among the list of complaints which Anya has about her fiance. Xander certainly did fit the BeadyEyedLoser trope for the first few years of the series, though by this time he's actually quite successful, running his own construction business.

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