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This is the unsettling variety of blue eyes given to particularly degenerate and creepy characters. They tend to be either sort of light and watery, extremely pale, or the type that seems to be too open, to the point where one starts to hope they'll blink soon.

This may overlap with Icy Blue Eyes, for certain types of creeps. Compare Occult Blue Eyes, contrast Innocent Blue Eyes.


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  • In one comedy special, George Carlin talks about white people's penchant for imperialism and adopts a spooky voice as he describes blue eyes taking a predatory look on native cultures to conquer.

    Fan Fiction 
  • In Savior of Demons, we have Ratsura, a pale, blue-eyed, thoroughly deviant Arcosian scientist. His subordinates and colleagues are all unsettled by him, and for good reason.
  • Tales of the Undiscovered Swords has Sasanoyuki, whose eyes are described as "unnatural" and "cold". He is characterized as an Emotionless Boy who speaks in Creepy Monotone and draws his sword every other second. The creepiness of his eyes is then taken to a new level with a pair of Scary Shiny Glasses after he comes back from kiwame.
  • Old West has as one of the antagonists a kingsnake mercenary named Henry. He has clear blue eyes and is based on Frank.
  • In A Man of Iron this is the first clue that the Sansa who was resurrected is not a human but the Night's Queen, leader of the Others.
  • Tommy Elliot/Hush from Batman: Melody for a Mockingbird is a violent sociopath whose most prominent feature is his "soulless" light blue eyes, and not just because of his Bandaged Face. After his face transplant to look like Bruce Wayne heals, the eye colour is the easiest way to distinguish him as the real Bruce's eyes are a darker blue.
  • In Hellsister Trilogy, Satan Girl and her son Berserker are blue-eyed, blood-thirsty, psychopathic murderers whose eyes are described as completely bereft of conscience or compassion.
    The focus of the image came back to the lone warrior, or berserker, or... hell, just call him a murderer. His visage was less distinct than those of the Apokolips pair, probably because the computer didn’t have a model from which to work. Still... the eyes. She could make out enough of them to see something there, a fury, a lack of conscience, a lack of superego with which to restrain the id.
    Eyes that, in another face, could have belonged to Satan Girl.
  • In Morphic, Jacob and Isaac Daniels are both mentioned to have these; their eyes are referred to as piercing multiple times.
  • In Something Always Remains, Gregory Mortman has a calculating look in his eyes that often allowed him to pick up on small details. This skill makes him formidable as The Smiling Man.


  • Jonathan Teatime in Hogfather has one blue eye. With a pinpoint pupil. And he's completely Ax-Crazy.
  • The last Kingpriest of Istar from the Dragonlance series of novels is a Knight Templar and is described as having watery blue eyes.
  • Kell Tainer in the X-Wing Series is mentioned to have very pale blue eyes, very slightly too dark and narrow to make him look like a madman. If this actually meant anything, the author was fairly subtle about it, but it does seem odd. Hardly anyone in the series has eye colors mentioned.
  • Ter Borcht in Maximum Ride has "pale, watery blue eyes"...and repeatedly states that the flock are overdue to be terminated.
  • Professional Killer Anton Chigurh from No Country for Old Men has eyes that are described as the color of Lapis and are supposedly very unsettling.
  • Roose and Ramsay Bolton in A Song of Ice and Fire are described as having blue eyes so pale, they barely have any colour to make out. The more about them you learn, the more you understand other characters' creeped-out reactions to those Bolton blue-greys.
  • Kennit of Robin Hobbs's Realm of the Elderlings has very pale blue eyes. He thinks they make him look weak; others find them unsettling.
  • In Empire of the Petal Throne, blue eyes are considered this by definition, due to being highly uncommon and to being associated (at least in legend) with witchcraft. That said, Tlayesha in The Man of Gold subverts the trope.
  • Felix's right eye in Doctrine of Labyrinths is a pale, cloudy blue. Even the people who don't think it's of the occult variety think it's more than a little creepy. Though as it turns out, it's almost completely blind.
  • Ollivander from Harry Potter has pale blue eyes that never seem to blink.
  • Clairvoyant detective Mick has these in the short stories A Night in Electric Squidland and Impostors, from the compilation Somewhere Beneath Those Waves.
  • Mason Verger, the antagonist in the novel version of Hannibal is described as having intense, piercing, creepy blue eyes (which he inherited from his equally malevolent father).
  • Matthew Swift, the primary protagonist of the Matthew Swift Mysteries and the secondary protagonist of the spin-off Magicals Anonymous series. His eyes—like the blue electric angels that share his body, mind and soul—are electric blue. They even glow in the dark. Most people have a hard time looking at Matthew's eyes for very long.
  • The title character of the Beka Cooper trilogy is noticeable for her icy blue eyes. Beka, unlike many protagonists, is very aware of how uncomfortable her eyes make people, and will often use a long unblinking stare to break people down. It is briefly discussed that her eye color might have something to do with her ability to talk to ghosts, but it's never truly confirmed.
  • In The Red Tent, Leah's eyes have this effect. Amplified by the fact that one is blue and the other is green, she has relatively short lashes and rarely blinks. The midwife who delivered her thought she was a demon child, and the men of her village dismiss her as a "freak." Because of this, Leah keeps her eyes downcast in public.
  • The head of the titular Legion in Carrera's Legions has eyes that are described as an "eerie blue", and along with his ability to accurately predict what his Salafi Ikhwan enemies are going to do are part of why he's known to them as "the Blue Djinn".
  • The Daemon from The Hearts We Sold looks like a handsome man with lovely blue eyes, but since he's so aloof and uninterested in getting too friendly with humans, they just make him seem even more otherworldly and unnerving. Dee thinks the fact that he's so good looking makes him even creepier.
  • In The Fifth Season, "icewhite" eyes are widely seen as an ill omen. Played straight with Schaffa, a Mage Killer who's been hunting, enslaving, and often murdering magical children for tens of thousands of years. Zig-zagged with Hoa, who's an off-putting but Creepy Good Stone Eater trying to save humanity from extinction.
  • Adolican Rhand, the Arc Villain from the second and third Brimstone Angels novels, is described as having bright, chilling blue eyes that tend to profoundly unsettle anyone who meets his gaze, even if they're otherwise unaware of his various proclivities.
  • Seven Pillars of Wisdom features a Values Dissonance-induced example. Western media tends to portray Lawrence's striking blue eyes as rather attractive, but an old Arab woman who hadn't seen many northern Europeans found them eerie and off-putting.
    "She questioned me about the women of the tribe of Christians and their way of life, marvelling at my white skin, and the horrible blue eyes which looked, she said, like the sky shining through the eye-sockets of an empty skull."

    Live-Action TV 
  • Castiel from Supernatural has the pretty-but-scary variety. Would you just fricking blink, already?
  • In The Vampire Diaries, Damon Salvatore has startling blue eyes, which further adds to his creepiness.
  • The Mentalist has the blind Rosalind, whose pale, almost unblinking blue eyes definitely fall into the creepy category.
  • John Barnett from The X-Files episode "Young at Heart". His blue eyes are glassy and glazed over, and they appear dead. Even the pupils are blueish.
  • Game of Thrones
    • While Ramsay Snow / Bolton has been subject to Adaptational Attractiveness, the actor playing him has the requisite eerily pale blue eyes.
    • The White Walkers have terrifying eyes of an unnatural electric blue.
    • As do dead bodies touched by a White Walker (wights), regardless of their original eye colour. This is the easiest way to tell if someone is back from the dead.
    • Euron's insanity shows through his eyes, as blue as icy waters and often wild and unsettlingly wide.
  • The raub-condor from NBC's Grimm
  • Ben Linus from Lost. His unblinking, almost bug-like bright blue eyes are his most iconic physical trait, and they're often commented on both in the show and by fans.
  • The Fourth Doctor in Doctor Who - one of the Doctor's most strange and alien incarnations - has very large and disturbingly intense bright blue eyes which rarely blink. Between the unusual colour and the Doctor's warmth, they can be very beautiful in an otherworldly, unsettling sort of way at times - Tom Baker had a career of playing charismatic creeps with Hypnotic Eyes at the time, a tradition in which his take on the Doctor follows - but not when he's boggling them out of his head, which he does far too often.
    • Spoofed contemporarily in mostly forgotten 70s sketch show End of Part One, which did a skit called "Doctor Eyes" in which the Fourth Doctor was represented by a cosplayer with two halves of a ping-pong ball glued to his face.
    • It's not difficult to find contemporary interviews with Baker in which he freaks out interviewers - such as the one to promote Season 15 in Australia. The interview with Tom Baker and Elisabeth Sladen on Swap Shop (included as a special feature on "The Hand of Fear" DVD) shows the usually unflappable Noel Edmunds becoming visibly unnerved by Tom Baker's eyes.
      The staring - I thought that Doctor Who stare was just an actor's tool, but you've been using it on me all the time... you do have an amazing pair of eyeballs.
  • Tales from the Crypt: The Crypt Keeper sports a surprisingly pretty pair of ice-blue eyes. Somewhat of a subversion, as they're arguably his least creepy, most human feature.
  • The White Queen: Prince Edward of Lancaster's soulless blue irises are indicators that he's a budding psychopath. They become even more chilling when he rapes Anne Neville on their wedding night.
  • Cillian Murphy's portrayal of Shell-Shocked Veteran mob boss Thomas Shelby on Peaky Blinders is enhanced greatly by his icy stare. You always get the sense that Thomas is just barely keeping it together if he's keeping it together at all.

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  • BIONICLE has Pridak, whose set eyes are blue and in the books they are frequently described as "dead" to further enhance his Ax-Crazy and sociopathic nature.

    Video Games 
  • Grand Theft Auto IV introduces a Psychopathic Man Child Serial Killer named Eddie Low as this. His eyes are a piercing blue and creepy.
  • Alex Mercer from [PROTOTYPE] has very pale, very creepy blue eyes. They're his most noticeable characteristic. Indeed, early teasers and concept art indicate that piercing, creepy blue eyes were part of Alex's design from the first iterations onward. A trailer depicts his irises glinting from beneath his hood's shadow and his shapeshift sequence changing every aspect of his body, leaving his eyes until last.
  • In BlazBlue, the eyes of Robot Girl Mu-12. Especially in contrast to the red eyes of Nu-13 (who was an Emotionless Girl but became a Yandere if Ragna was about) and the hidden eyes of their predecessor, Lambda-11 (who was treated as an Empty Shell), but most of all, compared to Noel's green eyes, until she was Mind Raped and forcefully converted (or finished being built by some arguments) into Mu-12.
  • Both Saren Arterius and The Illusive Man of the Mass Effect series have these. The Illusive Man's are Electronic Eyes he gained from a run-in with Reaper tech in his backstory. Saren's might be natural, at least until he let Sovereign implant him. Both of them turn out to be indoctrinated Reaper agents convinced they're doing the right thing.
  • Dragon Age II:
    • Ser Otto Alrik has blue eyes so pale they're practically glowing and embodies everything wrong with the Kirkwall Templars. He's a torturer and rapist who makes mages Tranquil on a whim, and his one scene consists of him threatening an (underage) mage girl with this fate.
    • Ironically, his archenemy, party member Anders, develops creepy glowing blue eyes (as well as glowing blue Volcanic Veins) whenever his demonic possessor, Vengeance, takes full control over him.
  • Captain Martin Walker of Spec Ops: The Line starts with Icy Blue Eyes, but they turn into this as the game progresses. Visually, they get creepy when he suffers a burn injury to a large portion of his face, coinciding with the situation getting even worse than it already was. Symbolically, they get creepy after the horrors in Dubai cause him to lose it and start hallucinating. It's even mentioned in-game; if Walker survives to the epilogue, one of the soldiers sent to pick him up comments, "Look at his eyes."
  • The Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's Portable games have Stern the Destructor, who possesses Icy Blue Eyes with Hellish Pupils, making them seem unnaturally bright when she gives her seemingly emotionless stares.
  • The G Man from Half-Life has icy blue eyes that feel strangely out of place with the rest of his face. The character is designed to look like something pretending to be a human.... but not putting a lot of effort into it.
  • N from Pokémon Black and White has dull blue eyes that also double as Reflectionless Useless Eyes. He's also the King of Team Plasma and is rather creepy and unsettling himself.
  • In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Eredin Bréacc Glas, the King of the Wild Hunt fittingly combines this with Icy Blue Eyes. It serves to make his already ominous character even more unnerving when you finally see his face...
  • The titular Freddy Fazbear from Five Nights at Freddy's has these. Although you can't always see them...
  • In Resident Evil 7, Marguerite Baker and her son Lucas have blue eyes that appear almost luminously pale in closeups.
  • Misogynistic serial killer Eddie Gluskin of Outlast has them.
  • In Enigmatis: The Mists of Ravenwood, all that can be seen of the underground prisoner for most of the game are his bright, soft blue eyes. The creepy factor comes in when the player knows who the prisoner is. It's the Big Bad of the previous game - the detective is unwittingly working with the very man she's hunting.
  • Metal Gear:
    • While Big Boss is noted a couple of times for having beautiful blue eyes (well, eye) in Metal Gear Solid 3, Venom Snake in Metal Gear Solid V gives his eye a blue glow in certain lighting that makes it look demonic. This applies especially if the player has killed enough people to make his face permanently covered in blood.
    • Kaz's eyes are always hidden behind sunglasses in his earlier appearances due to his life-long sensitivity to light and, while their blue colour contributes to his complicated feelings about his race, they're considered fairly attractive in-universe. In Metal Gear Solid V, a combination of trauma and something that might have happened during his torture has transformed them into terrifying, blank, white-blue eyes that look inhuman. They look so inhuman that fans argue over whether they're supposed to be diagetic or not - if Kaz's eyes are supposed to actually look like that, or if it was just to give the right cool effect behind his sunglasses.


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