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Compare StaringDownCthulhu, which is a bit more extreme.

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Compare StaringDownCthulhu, which is a bit more extreme.
extreme. May involve a LightningGlare.


* Invoked during the Cuban Missile Crisis to describe the tense situation between the USA and USSR. At the time the US government established a blockade of Cuba with Soviet ships en route and within site of the US Navy. The Soviets then turned around. The statement went "We've been eyeball to eyeball and I think the other guy just blinked."

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* Invoked during the Cuban Missile Crisis to describe the tense situation between the USA and USSR. At the time the US government established a blockade of Cuba with Soviet ships en route and within site sight of the US Navy. The Soviets then turned around. The statement went "We've been eyeball to eyeball and I think the other guy just blinked."


* Featured in ''WesternAnimation/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi''.

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* Featured in ''WesternAnimation/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi''.''WesternAnimation/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'' for Episode 10's Live Action Segment, where Ami attempts to [[HypnoticEyes hypnotize Yumi]] near the end of the contest. [[spoiler:Yumi wins the contest when Ami sneezes, but Yumi does not stop staring at Ami.]]

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* Series/KeyAndPeele once pitted tattooed, scarred, and otherwise brutal looking thugs against a CuteKitten named Snowball in a staring contest as a promotional clip for their movie ''Film/{{Keanu}}''. The kitten won each time.

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* A common gag in the early seasons of ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' was the title character being stared at by Eddie, his father's Jack Russell Terrier. One time Frasier decided to try and turn it into one of these. He lost after about five seconds.
-->'''Frasier:''' It's like his eyes turned into sorcerer's pinwheels and started spinning!


-> '''Mordecai''': Hey! No laser pointers! That's not regulation!
-> '''Rigby''': Street rules, man!
-->-- '''''WesternAnimation/RegularShow''''', ''Peeps''

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-> '''Mordecai''': ->'''Mordecai:''' Hey! No laser pointers! That's not regulation!
-> '''Rigby''':
regulation!\\
'''Rigby:'''
Street rules, man!
-->-- '''''WesternAnimation/RegularShow''''', ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'', ''Peeps''

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* Parodied in ''Series/BattleBots'' during a ColdOpen in which host Kenny Florian is engaged in a staring contest with HUGE. Bear in mind that HUGE is one of the robots and is thus incapable of blinking (and doesn't have functional eyes in the first place). [[spoiler: Kenny wins. HUGE is not happy.]]

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* Referenced in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueCrisisOnTwoEarths''. After Owlman gives a NotSoDifferent speech to Batman, Batman tells him that there is ''one'' difference between them: They both [[HeWhoFightsMonsters stared into the abyss, and had the abyss stare back at them]]... but [[StrawNihilist Owlman]] [[OmnicidalManiac blinked]]. [[TheFettered Batman]] [[ThouShaltNotKill didn't]].


* A more serious example in ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11886910/1/Gankona-Unnachgiebig-Unità Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità]]''

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* A more serious example in ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11886910/1/Gankona-Unnachgiebig-Unità Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità]]''Unità]]''.

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* A more serious example in ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11886910/1/Gankona-Unnachgiebig-Unità Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità]]''
--> No one else is allowed to claim him; that thought ran through both of their minds as they glared at each other with a renewed vigor, orbs filled with raging jealousy and intense possessiveness.


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* A ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' strip has the titular character initiate a staring contest against a goldfish. Then Jon informs him that fish don't have eyelids.
** In another strip, after beating Jon and Odie, he notices his reflection in a mirror. He says that it will be a tough challenege.
* ''ComicStrip/BeetleBailey'': Sarge and Beetle are having one. Beetle gains an advantage because he falls asleep during it.
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* A ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' strip has the titular character initiate a staring contest against a goldfish. Then Jon informs him that fish don't have eyelids.
** In another strip, after beating Jon and Odie, he notices his reflection in a mirror. He says that it will be a tough challenege.
* ''ComicStrip/BeetleBailey'': Sarge and Beetle are having one. Beetle gains an advantage because he falls asleep during it.

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* A ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' strip 1st Edition Advanced ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. The original ''Oriental Adventures'' supplement has the titular Psychic Duel. When two opponents meet, they stare at each other, each testing their respective willpower and courage against the other. Normally, the loser of the duel acknowledges the other character initiate a staring contest against a goldfish. Then Jon informs him that fish don't have eyelids.
** In another strip,
as the winner and turns away. If combat occurs after beating Jon the duel is over, the loser has a -1 penalty to their initiative, saving throws and Odie, he notices his reflection in a mirror. He says that it will be a tough challenege.
* ''ComicStrip/BeetleBailey'': Sarge and Beetle are having one. Beetle gains an advantage because he falls asleep during it.
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* Invoked during the Cuban Missile Crisis to describe the tense situation between the USA and USSR. At the time the US government established a blockade of Cuba with Soviet ships en route and within site of the US Navy. The Soviets then turned around. The statement went "We've been eyeball to eyeball and I think the other guy just blinked."


* ''Webcomic/CrossTimeCafe'': The characters start a tournament on [[http://www.whiteponyproductions.com/neoctc/NEOCTC_502.htm page 502]].

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* ''Webcomic/CrossTimeCafe'': The Neolithic [=CTC=] characters start a tournament on [[http://www.whiteponyproductions.com/neoctc/NEOCTC_502.htm page 502]].



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* ''Webcomic/CrossTimeCafe'': The characters start a tournament on [[http://www.whiteponyproductions.com/neoctc/NEOCTC_502.htm page 502]].

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