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* {{Subverted|Trope}} in book four of the ''Literature/ChanceAndChoicesAdventures'' series, ''Means of Escape''. After [[spoiler:Roy Butterfield]] is shot dead and his body has been taken inside, his eyes suddenly snap open making everyone think he's suddenly woken up. The local sheriff simply puts some pennies over his eyes to hold them down, and informs everyone that rigor mortis is a thing.


* Happens at the end of ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime''. Interestingly enough, the eye in question is [[EyesDoNotBelongThere on the back of a hand.]]

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* Happens at the end of ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime''. Interestingly enough, the eye in question is [[EyesDoNotBelongThere on the back of a hand.hand]], [[spoiler:and a hand that the Metroid Prime did ''not'' have before assimilating Samus's Phazon Armor.]]


* A more "cute" example happens in episode 181 of {{Hamtaro}}. A close up of the title character's eye opening as he wakes up from a dream (which takes up the whole episode) can be seen.

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* A more "cute" example happens in episode 181 of {{Hamtaro}}.''Anime/{{Hamtaro}}''. A close up of the title character's eye opening as he wakes up from a dream (which takes up the whole episode) can be seen.


* At the end of ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'', [=GLaDOS=] does this, in a room of spare eye parts. Then starts to [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome sing]].

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* At the end of ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'', [=GLaDOS=] does this, in a room of spare eye parts. Then starts to [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome sing]].


* During Zorin Blitz's horrific assault on the Manga/{{Hellsing}} headquarters, Seras' eyes are slashed out. Then she [[spoiler:drinks Pip's blood, thus becoming a "true" vampire]], and her eyes open again... looking like the eyes of the unholy horror she has become. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Asskickery ensues]].

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* During Zorin Blitz's horrific assault on the Manga/{{Hellsing}} headquarters, Seras' eyes are slashed out. Then she [[spoiler:drinks Pip's blood, thus becoming a "true" vampire]], and her eyes open again... looking like the eyes of the unholy horror she has become. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Asskickery ensues]].


* At the end of ''VideoGame/AlphaPrime'' the protagonist [[spoiler:who is dead - and, at this point, possibly no longer the original character at all]] is in a sort of transport pod in the BiggerBad's ship. Cue blood-red eyes suddenly opening...

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* At the end of ''VideoGame/AlphaPrime'' the protagonist [[spoiler:who is dead - and, at this point, possibly no longer the original character at all]] is in a sort of transport pod in the BiggerBad's ship.pod. Cue blood-red eyes suddenly opening...


* ''WesternAnimation/IceAge2'' has one of the two frozen alligators' eyes do this after Mannie is persuaded to ignore his SpiderSense.

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* ''WesternAnimation/IceAge2'' ''WesternAnimation/IceAge2TheMeltdown'' has one of the two frozen alligators' eyes do this after Mannie is persuaded to ignore his SpiderSense.


* A variant of this happens in the [[TransformersGenerationOne G1]] ''{{Transformers}}'' cartoon. Megatron and a bunch of Decepticons got chucked into lava as a DisneyDeath and assumed dead. They can't shut their eyes being robots and whatnot, but a closeup on Megatron's face has his eyes [[GlowingEyesOfDoom light up as if he were to wake]].

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* A variant of this happens in the [[TransformersGenerationOne [[Franchise/TransformersGeneration1 G1]] ''{{Transformers}}'' ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' cartoon. Megatron and a bunch of Decepticons got chucked into lava as a DisneyDeath and assumed dead. They can't shut their eyes being robots and whatnot, but a closeup on Megatron's face has his eyes [[GlowingEyesOfDoom light up as if he were to wake]].


* During Zorin Blitz's horrific assault on the {{Hellsing}} headquarters, Seras' eyes are slashed out. Then she [[spoiler:drinks Pip's blood, thus becoming a "true" vampire]], and her eyes open again... looking like the eyes of the unholy horror she has become. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Asskickery ensues]].

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* During Zorin Blitz's horrific assault on the {{Hellsing}} Manga/{{Hellsing}} headquarters, Seras' eyes are slashed out. Then she [[spoiler:drinks Pip's blood, thus becoming a "true" vampire]], and her eyes open again... looking like the eyes of the unholy horror she has become. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Asskickery ensues]].


* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'' features a giant doing this after Sunni and Cubbi botch up a ritual to keep him asleep.



* A variant of this happens in the [[TransformersGenerationOne G1]] ''{{Transformers}}'' cartoon. Megatron and a bunch of Decepticons got chucked into lava as a DisneyDeath and assumed dead. They can't shut their eyes being robots and whatnot, but a closeup on Megatron's face has his eyes [[GlowingEyesOfDoom light up as if he were to wake]].



* A variant of this happens in the [[TransformersGenerationOne G1]] ''{{Transformers}}'' cartoon. Megatron and a bunch of Decepticons got chucked into lava as a DisneyDeath and assumed dead. They can't shut their eyes being robots and whatnot, but a closeup on Megatron's face has his eyes [[GlowingEyesOfDoom light up as if he were to wake]].
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'' features a giant doing this after Sunni and Cubbi botch up a ritual to keep him asleep.

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* Kenny does this in the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Pink Eye", after being revived as a zombie. Of course, being [[TheyKilledKennyAgain Kenny]], death or undeath doesn't stick.


* The Firebird in ''Disney/Fantasia2000'' at first looks like an inert lump of igneous rock, until the Sprite places her hand on it, and then... '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oSTyWYGJ6E wham!]]'''



* ''WesternAnimation/IceAge2'' has one of the two frozen alligators' eyes do this after Mannie is persuaded to ignore his SpiderSense.



* The Firebird in ''Disney/Fantasia2000'' at first looks like an inert lump of igneous rock, until the Sprite places her hand on it, and then... '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oSTyWYGJ6E wham!]]'''
* ''WesternAnimation/IceAge2'' has one of the two frozen alligators' eyes do this after Mannie is persuaded to ignore his SpiderSense.


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* Sid’s dog Scud in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' does this when Woody’s voice box accidentally disturbs him awake.


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** Happens to [[spoiler:Daenerys' dragon that was shot down by a white walker, when the Night King revives it]].


* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'', Sharptooth opens his menacing eye at Cera after she charges at his face, believing him to be dead.
* The Firebird in ''Disney/Fantasia2000'' at first looks like an inert lump of igneous rock, until the Sprite places her hand on it, and then... '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oSTyWYGJ6E wham!]]'''
* ''WesternAnimation/IceAge2'' has one of the two frozen alligators' eyes do this after Mannie is persuaded to ignore his SpiderSense.
* Dragon in ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNimh''. Fortunately, he's drugged, so that's ''all'' he does.



* ''Film/{{X-Men}}'':

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* The end of ''Film/{{Crank}}'' has a variant. At the end of the movie, after [[spoiler: being injected twice with a poison that will kill him when his adrenaline runs down, being shot, ''and'' being dropped a few thousand feet out of a helicopter to land on a car, bounce fifty feet in the air, and smash to the ground]], the camera focuses on Chev's open eye. Which ''blinks''. And now we have ''CrankHighVoltage''.
** The creators mention in the commentary that everything that happens after Chev drinks the "plant shit" drug may not have actually happened, at least not the way the viewer sees it. Given the ridiculous premise of the second movie, this could be them dropping hints, or just giving a secondary interpretation of the more impossible parts of the film and its upcoming sequel.
** Not to be outdone, the end of ''CrankHighVoltage'' features this as well. [[spoiler: After a ridiculous final showdown that ends with Chev severely disfigured by burns, Doc Miles manages to reinsert his real heart, but fails to get it pumping. After Chev's friends leave the room in tears, the camera focuses on Chev's face for several seconds, and his charred eyelids snap open.]]

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* ''Film/{{Crank}}'':
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The end of ''Film/{{Crank}}'' the movie has a variant. At the end of the movie, after [[spoiler: being After [[spoiler:being injected twice with a poison that will kill him when his adrenaline runs down, being shot, ''and'' being dropped a few thousand feet out of a helicopter to land on a car, bounce fifty feet in the air, and smash to the ground]], the camera focuses on Chev's open eye. Which ''blinks''. And now we have ''CrankHighVoltage''.
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''Film/CrankHighVoltage''. The creators mention in the commentary that everything that happens after Chev drinks the "plant shit" drug may not have actually happened, at least not the way the viewer sees it. Given the ridiculous premise of the second movie, this could be them dropping hints, or just giving a secondary interpretation of the more impossible parts of the film and its upcoming sequel.
** Not to be outdone, the end of ''CrankHighVoltage'' ''Film/CrankHighVoltage'' features this as well. [[spoiler: After [[spoiler:After a ridiculous final showdown that ends with Chev severely disfigured by burns, Doc Miles manages to reinsert his real heart, but fails to get it pumping. After Chev's friends leave the room in tears, the camera focuses on Chev's face for several seconds, and his charred eyelids snap open.]]



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'', Sharptooth opens his menacing eye at Cera after she charges at his face, believing him to be dead.
* The Firebird in ''Disney/{{Fantasia 2000}}'' at first looks like an inert lump of igneous rock, until the Sprite places her hand on it, and then... '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oSTyWYGJ6E wham!]]'''
* ''WesternAnimation/IceAge 2'' had one of the two frozen alligators' eyes do this after Mannie is persuaded to ignore his SpiderSense.



* Dragon in ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNimh''. Fortunately, he's drugged, so that's ''all'' he does.

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