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** Just about every main character in ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' has had their Hidden Eyes moment or two.

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** Just about every main character in ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' has had their Hidden Eyes moment or two.



** Kurama has such a moment after he's forced to kill a kid, and again in the final episode when Keiko [[spoiler:gives her "I"m done waiting for you" speech.

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** Kurama has such a moment after he's forced to kill a kid, and again in the final episode when Keiko [[spoiler:gives her "I"m done waiting for you" speech.]]


* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'''s [[FinalBoss Asgore]] uses a variant of this: during his battle, his head is always faced down, with his eyes in shadow. This achieves the effect of making him look more fearsome, [[spoiler:but also reveals another facet of his character: he cannot look you in the eye while he attacks you]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'''s [[FinalBoss Asgore]] uses a variant of this: during his battle, his head is always faced down, with his eyes in shadow. This achieves the effect of making him look more fearsome, [[spoiler:but also reveals another an important facet of his character: he cannot bear to look you in the eye while he attacks you]].tries to kill you]].
** The sequel, ''VideoGame/{{Deltarune}}'', uses this effect for two of the protagonists, [[TheBully Susie]] and [[PlayerCharacter Kris]]. [[spoiler:Susie's eyes are usually hidden by her bangs, only appearing when she tries to look more scary, but as she warms up to being one of the heroes, her (now much kinder) eyes are shown more consistently. Kris's face above the mouth is always obscured by shadow, giving them the appearance of a stereotypical sullen teenager...until the ending, in which they literally rip out your ability to control them and turn directly to you with [[RedEyesTakeWarning a single, glowing-red eye]]]].


* Matt Bellamy pulls a ''wicked'' real-life example in {{Music/Muse}}'s video for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8KQmps-Sog Uprising.

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* Matt Bellamy pulls a ''wicked'' real-life example in {{Music/Muse}}'s video for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8KQmps-Sog Uprising.Uprising]].


** Also subtly in play with Asuka's reaction to her and Shinji's AwkwardKiss, while she makes a big show afterwards of storming to the bathroom under the excuse of wanting to rise out the taste, her eyes is notably hidden. And, indeed, when the scene is played OnceMoreWithClarity in a later episode, it is made clear that Asuka misinterpreted Shinji's awkward reaction to the kiss as a rejection, and her trip to the bathroom was an attempt to hide how deeply hurt she was by this perceived turndown.

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** Also subtly in play with Asuka's reaction to her and Shinji's AwkwardKiss, while she makes a big show afterwards of storming to the bathroom under the excuse of wanting to rise out the taste, her eyes is are notably hidden. And, indeed, when the scene is played OnceMoreWithClarity in a later episode, it is made clear that Asuka misinterpreted Shinji's awkward reaction to the kiss as a rejection, and her trip to the bathroom was an attempt to hide how deeply hurt she was by this perceived turndown.



** Appears in ''Rebuild 2.0'' as well.
*** Asuka gets jealous when she sees Shinji making advances on Rei.
*** Asuka asks Rei about her opinion on Shinji.
*** From Rei's response, Asuka deduces that Rei actually loves him.
*** Therefore, Asuka is on the losing edge of the LoveTriangle.
*** Cue Asuka invoking this trope before storming off.

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** Appears in ''Rebuild 2.0'' as well.
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well. Asuka gets jealous when she sees Shinji making advances on Rei.
*** Asuka
asks Rei about her opinion on Shinji.
*** From Rei's
Shinji, and from her response, Asuka deduces that Rei actually also loves him.
*** Therefore, Asuka is on the losing edge of the LoveTriangle.
***
him. Cue Asuka invoking this trope before storming off.


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* ''Manga/{{Touch}}'': Happens to Tatsuya Uesugi repeatedly whenever someone brings his brother's death up.

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* In ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'', All Might is consistently drawn in such a way that his eyes are obscured by shadows. Unlike in most cases of this trope, however, it is not to show him in distress or to make him more menacing (unless you're a villain he's set on defeating), as All Might is one of the most virtuous heroes in the setting. Downplayed in his true form, where his eyes are still shadowed, but his blue irises are visibile. Averted in ''Anime/MyHeroAcademiaTwoHeroes'', when All Might is restored to his physical prime and his striking blue eyes are unobscured.


* From ''LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai'', Souren Araya's eyes are never unhidden. Hell, he's the [[Pantheon/PersonalAppearance God of this trope]].

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* From ''LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai'', Souren Araya's eyes are never unhidden. Hell, unhidden, aiding how sinister he's the [[Pantheon/PersonalAppearance God of this trope]].supposed to be.


* Vivian from ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor''. Her eyes are always hidden under the brim of her hat. (The same is true of her two sisters, in fact.)


* [[ComicBook/XWingSeries Wedge Antilles]], when the man who [[YouKilledMyFather killed his parents]] locks him up and starts [[http://img372.imageshack.us/img372/1069/blz05dt3.jpg taunting him]], gets his eyes hidden in shadow for a moment.
* This is standard form for ThePunisher, especially when drawn by [[http://i.imgur.com/jllN7.jpg Tim Bradstreet]].

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* [[ComicBook/XWingSeries Wedge Antilles]], when the man who [[YouKilledMyFather killed his parents]] locks him up and starts [[http://img372.imageshack.us/img372/1069/blz05dt3.jpg taunting him]], him,]] gets his eyes hidden in shadow for a moment.
* This is standard form for ThePunisher, especially when drawn by [[http://i.imgur.com/jllN7.jpg Tim Bradstreet]].Bradstreet.]]



* Matt Bellamy pulls a ''wicked'' real-life example in {{Music/Muse}}'s video for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8KQmps-Sog Uprising]].
* In the full video for Music/PoetsOfTheFall's "[[https://youtu.be/xfvtPTvuFTA Drama for Life]]," the MoodSwinger "madman" occasionally lapses into a state of upset while having a FaceFramedInShadow, when not {{Kubrick Star|e}}ing into the camera with eyes concealed.
* Gerard Way in Music/MyChemicalRomance's video for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bbTtPL1jRs Famous Last Words]], which doesn't help the overall nightmarish vibe of the proceedings.

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* Matt Bellamy pulls a ''wicked'' real-life example in {{Music/Muse}}'s video for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8KQmps-Sog Uprising]].
Uprising.
* In the full video for Music/PoetsOfTheFall's "[[https://youtu.[[https://youtu.be/xfvtPTvuFTA Drama "Drama for Life]]," Life,"]] the MoodSwinger "madman" occasionally lapses into a state of upset while having a FaceFramedInShadow, when not {{Kubrick Star|e}}ing into the camera with eyes concealed.
* Gerard Way in Music/MyChemicalRomance's video for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bbTtPL1jRs Famous "Famous Last Words]], Words,"]] which doesn't help the overall nightmarish vibe of the proceedings.



* VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss: Tear Grants, in a similar fashion like [[PeekABangs Chad/Kan'u]].

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* VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss: ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'': Tear Grants, in a similar fashion like [[PeekABangs Chad/Kan'u]].



* Vivian from ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor''; her eyes are always hidden under the brim of her hat. (The same is true of her two sisters, in fact.)

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* Vivian from ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor''; her ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor''. Her eyes are always hidden under the brim of her hat. (The same is true of her two sisters, in fact.)


* {{Franchise/Digimon}}:
** Angemon from ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' hides his eyes behind a helmet.
** The same goes for some of the other humanoid Angel Digimon, such as Angewomon, [=MagnaAngemon=], Ophanimon, and Dominimon.


* Gokudera from ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn!'' does this very frequently, especially in the daily life arc. As does Tsuna.

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* Gokudera from ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn!'' ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' does this very frequently, especially in the daily life arc. As does Tsuna.


* In an episode of ''Anime/DigimonTamers'', Juri falls suspect to this during an emotional turmoil MindRape time. The funny part is that the English dub ended up ''drawing eyes for her'', not only ruining the effect of the scene, but also causing the animation to clash horribly.

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* In an episode of ''Anime/DigimonTamers'', Juri falls suspect to this during an emotional turmoil MindRape time.period. The funny part is that the English dub ended up ''drawing eyes for her'', not only ruining the effect of the scene, but also causing the animation to clash horribly.


* A common way ''[[ComicStrip/ThePhantom The Phantom]]'' is depicted, whenever he's not wearing his mask or some kind of sunglasses.

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* A common way ''[[ComicStrip/ThePhantom The Phantom]]'' is depicted, whenever he's not wearing his mask or some kind of sunglasses. Expect some rather bizzare shadows whenever he lies in bed talking with his wife.


* Almost everybody in ''{{Theresia}}'' has something hiding their eyes, ranging from BlindingBangs to a large-browed cap. A few visual angles reveal that they weren't animated with eyes at all--they have indentations where the sockets would be, but there's smooth flesh covering the area. This seems to be an artistic conceit rather than the literal truth.

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* Almost everybody in ''{{Theresia}}'' ''VideoGame/TheresiaDearEmile'' has something hiding their eyes, ranging from BlindingBangs to a large-browed cap. A few visual angles reveal that they weren't animated with eyes at all--they have indentations where the sockets would be, but there's smooth flesh covering the area. This seems to be an artistic conceit rather than the literal truth.

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** Zunisha, the island-carrying elephant, is [[TimeAbyss so damnably old]] its eyes have receded into their sockets out of sight, making it look like it has none; very rarely do its eyes get shown in shots from the front; ironically enough, despite this Zunisha's eyesight is excellent still.

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