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"You can't imagine what I pay for contacts."
At the same time, the thrones are big many-eyed orb-like things. That have flashy lights. So God rides a chariot made entirely out of multi-eyed flashing orb creatures that are actually angels. I can't help but feel that God would totally win a low-rider contest.
The Book of Ratings, "Angelic Orders, Part I"

Most people only have two eyes. This is generally considered a good thing — it's part of bilateral symmetry, those elements of nature that make sure you only have two arms and two legs. However, if somebody has three or more eyes, well... you want to avoid those people. Sometimes they're harmless but freaky, other times they're actively evil, and occasionally they represent spiritual enlightenment. Sometimes opening a "third eye" shows a level of Psychic Powers, but sometimes a creature will have many eyes so it can freak you the fuck out.

Having some Extra Eyes can become Nightmare Fuel if done right or Nightmare Retardant if done with Special Effects Failure (although if done wrong, it can still be freaky).

Contrast Eyeless Face, where it's the lack of eyes that's freaky, or Cyclops, for a creature with a single eye. A Sister Trope to Eyes Do Not Belong There, as the extra eyes have to go somewhere, and not always the usual places. Supertrope to Third Eye. Also compare and contrast Extra Digits, which is a subtle and not immediately noticeable physical anomaly.


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    Anime & Manga 
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion has quite a few.
    • Unit-02 has four eyes, two per side. It's worth noting that the green eye-orbs on the sides of the Eva's head are artificial; the Eva's real eyes are on the front of the face, behind a shutter-like apparatus. The Eva permanently loses its upper right eye at the end of Rebuild 2.0 and has a cybernetic replacement in 3.0.
    • The Rebuild of Evangelion series gave us a number of Evas with an unusual distribution of eyes:
      • Unit-01 gains a Third Eye on the forehead when it enters its pseudo-evolved form.
      • Mari's Unit-08 has eight green eyes in a vaguely five-pointed-star formation.
      • The Mark.09 is initially a Cyber Cyclops of the same head design as Unit-00 but gets decapitated while breaking Shinji out of WILLE's custody. During the finale, it grows a new head that has two rows of red eyes: six in the top row and four in the bottom row for a total of ten eyes.
      • Unit-13 has four eyes that change coloration depending on the pilots' status: yellow during normal operation, red when Shinji takes exclusive control and Kaworu's death causes the lower pair to fade out. Unlike Unit-01, Unit-13 does not gain an extra eye during pseudo-evolution.
      • Not really an Eva but the Wunder's bridge is a hollow head of the same design as the Mark.09's new head, with nine eyes in the top row and seven in the bottom row for a total of sixteen eyes.
    • Lilith's design in the original series had a purple mask with seven eyes. The Mark.06's face without its helmet has the same design but in the Eva's case, the eyes appear to be real.
  • Hiei of YuYu Hakusho, especially in his demon form, which has eyes sprouting all over his body. In Yu Yu Hakusho Abridged, Yusuke lampshades how being covered in eyes is a bad idea.
  • Dragon Ball Z:
    • Tenshinhan has three eyes, which according to Word of God comes from having distant alien ancestry.
    • A more alien example would be Guldo of the Ginyu Force, who has four eyes: two on his face, and two larger eyes on the sides of his head. Hence, he's the only member of his team who doesn't wear a scouter.
  • Garyu of Lyrical Nanoha, who has four eyes. Also, Sein, who has a third eye built into her right index finger, so that she can see where she is going when she passes through solid objects.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! has a monster called Thousand-Eyes Restrict. It has, well, a thousand eyes, each of which has tremendous hypnotizing potential. Yami must blind all of them simultaneously if he's to have any chance of winning. And he does, of course. By using a combination of Kuriboh and the Magic Card Multiply. Who says that little fluff ball's useless?
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! GX has a good example of it with Yubel which is justified by her being a (In Japan hermaphroditic) demon at the time. In the flashback when she was human she had 2 eyes.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds also has the Hundred Eye Dragon, which is easy enough to describe.
    • Infernity Death Dragon also has a ludicrous number of eyes, but at least they're all on its head.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V has Raid Raptors - Rise Falcon, a mechanical falcon with six red eyes that light up ominously on its head.
  • In Hellsing, Alucard's hellhound familiar/transformation is basically an amorphous dog-like mass of eyes and shadows. Alucard himself also has a number of eyes that appear on his body sometimes when he is released.
  • The long running manga series 3×3 Eyes revolves around this trope.
  • In Fullmetal Alchemist, Envy's true form has extra everything, but the creepiest are the many, many eyes which can be found, among other places, on his tongue and gums, and in the corners of his eyes, like frogs' eggs.
    • Also Pride and Father's true forms...
  • Kishin Asura, the Big Bad of Soul Eater, has black hair patterned with white to look like eyes, has a third eye on his forehead, and has another pair of eyes where his pupils should be.
    • He also has eye markings on the back of his hands, and on the skin scarves that cover his head sometimes.
  • Wisely from D.Gray-Man has five eyes; the three on his forehead can read minds.
  • Zommari Le Roux, Espada #7 of Bleach fame, has many extra eyes in his power-up form. Initially, it's stated(by his opponent) that he only has fifty, but after guarding against the attack said opponent was using on him, he reveals a couple more eyes hidden in slits in his forehead.
    • And on the subject of Bleach, there's his boss, Aizen. The final forms that he changed into as the Hougyouku ascended him had lots of eyes.
  • MÄR's Chimera has multiple eyes hidden under her Peek A Bangs.
  • Some aliens in Space Adventure Cobra are four-eyed humanoids. Most notably Dan Brad in the "Rug-ball" story arc, the captain of the rival team. He proves to be a Worthy Opponent in the end.
  • In Haré+Guu, Guu sports these once or twice.
  • Digimon:
  • The Abh from Crest of the Stars have this as one of their more overlooked differences from non-modified humans. All (genetic) Abh have a diamond shaped compound eye in the middle of their foreheads. Most of the time on screen it is covered by some sort of head gear which is used to connect to computer systems as part of their Unusual User Interface.
  • Monster Musume: Rachnera the arachne has three sets of eyes on her face.
  • Neko Musume Michikusa Nikki: The Jorou Kumo (a shapeshifting giant spider) has six eyes in human form: two in the human-standard position, and four eyeballs forming an arc across the top of her head.
  • In Getter Robo Armageddon, Invaders can have eyes anywhere. A common sign that an organism has been infected by them is the appearance of eyes and claws in strange places, like peeping out of a head wound.
  • Sgt. Frog:
    • Gyororo, with a total count of 7! And... they also shoot lasers... for some reason...
    • Nevula (Alisa's "Daddy") can open multiple eyes at random but usually just looks at the world through one.
  • Fafnir in Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid has four eyes in his dragon form, which is probably supposed to be a Visual Pun on the fact that he wears glasses in his human form.
  • Caterpillar Girl and Bad Texter Boy: Suzume and Yutaka's true form have six eyes, three on either side of their head.
  • Jujutsu Kaisen: The king of curses, Ryomen Sukuna, has another set of eyes under the normal ones and can manifest eyes and mounths on his host's body, much to the guy's annoyance.
  • Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs: This is a visual theme of the Living Weapon Organic Technology left behind by the 'New Mankind' Abusive Precursors, including most monsters.

    Asian Animation 
  • Simple Samosa depicts potatoes as having multiple eyeballs scattered throughout their body on top of having the two on their face, a Visual Pun on the fact that the little spots on real-life potatoes are called eyes.

    Card Games 
  • Magic: The Gathering: Old Stickfingers has multiple eyes, although the precise number seems to change from moment to moment, all of them looking right at you.

    Comic Books 
  • The DCU:
    • The demon lord Trigon and many of his servants sport an extra pair of eyes. (So does his daughter Raven from the Teen Titans, when she is really really angry, possessed or whatnot.)
    • Green Lantern:
      • The Green Lantern Gala De is a three-eyed extraterrestrial.
      • The Green Lantern MukMuk is a fish-like extraterrestrial with eight eyes.
      • The Green Lantern Squillic is a tentacled spindly legged extraterrestrial with four eyes.
      • The villain Gigorr is a gigantic spider-like extraterrestrial with twenty eyes.
      • The Red Lantern Abyssma has six eyes.
      • The Red Lantern "Fury 6" has three eyes.
      • The Red Lantern Haggor has six eyes.
      • The Sinestro Corps member Kiriazis has four eyes.
      • The Sinestro Corps member Strafe has six eyes.
      • The Sinestro Corps member "Tri-Eye" has three eyes and three mouths.
    • Supergirl: In Many Happy Returns, the Fatalist has a row of eyes running from his forehead to the nape of his neck.
    • In The Last Days of Superman, an abyssal monster sports an extra pair of eyes on the back of its head
    • In Superman/Supergirl: Maelstrom, gerbil-like, four-eyed critters can be seen scampering around an exotic jungle as Kal and Kara are exploring an alien world.
    • Wonder Woman Vol 2 & Vol 3: The Hekatonkheires like Cottus have a hundred eyes.
  • Wolverine and the X-Men (Marvel Comics): Eye-boy has a body completely covered in eyes.
  • 2000 AD: Abelard Snazz, the man with the two-storey brain,, has two sets of eyes to go with his double-decker dome.
  • Copperhead: The alien Natives have five eyes set in a symmetric cluster on their foreheads.
  • Red Robin: The villain Goliath (one of a group of spider-themed villains) has a total of four eyes. He's also got six arms and a very non-human mouth and his origins are never disclosed.
  • Vampirella: The "Walker of Worlds" from the last Warren #112 (2018 dug out again for the Pathfinder Xover), although technically the eyes are not a part of his body.
  • Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman: In "Venus Rising" The giant creatures on Venus have six eyes.
  • Psychonaut: The Xenosians have six eyes.
  • Dan In Space: The Lorkis have their eyes bunched together in two small groups of five-to-six on their faces.
  • El Toxico: The Big Creepy-Crawlies in this world are shown to be able to have more eyes than is normal for their species.
  • Rat Queens features the abomination N'rygoth, which has two primary eyes each ringed wtih smaller eyes.
  • We Kill Monsters: The monster that attacks Andrew and Jake in Issue #1 has three eyes.

    Comic Strips 
  • Scary Gary: Some of the monsters that pop up have more than two eyes, and shape-shifter Sheila has at least eight in her true form.

    Fan Works 

    Films — Animation 
  • Cobra Commander in G.I. Joe: The Movie, as the result of an experiment gone horribly wrong. Oddly enough, as he was turning into a snake ("I wassss oncccce a man!"), his extra eyes gradually disappeared, and when he was restored to a humanoid state in the DiC-produced "Operation: Dragonfire", he retained only his original two eyes.
  • The Green Death from How to Train Your Dragon has six eyes, three on each side.
  • Many of the monsters in Monsters, Inc.. have multiple eyes. One even has extra eyes applied before going to work.
  • Squishy from Monsters University has five eyes.
  • Gallaxhar, the Big Bad in Monsters vs. Aliens has four eyes. By contrast, all of the monsters (save the one-eyed B.O.B.) have the usual two.
  • Jumba from Lilo & Stitch has four eyes, ironically unlike his genetic experiments who have two eyes.
  • The mutated squirrel in The Simpsons Movie has four rows worth of eyes.
  • Captain Flint in the Treasure Planet prologue has six eyes.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Sammael in Hellboy (2004) has three eyes on his face, one on the left side and two on the right.
  • Taking a cue from The Bible, the Angel of Death from Hellboy II: The Golden Army, had multiple eyes in her wings... and none on her face.
  • One of the two aliens in the stinger of Steps Trodden Black is a crab like creature with four eyes.
  • Nearly all of the native Pandoran animals in Avatar have four eyes.
  • In Beetlejuice, the Maitlands try altering their features to scare the new tenants away - Adam stretches his face out by the nose, plunks two fingers into his eye sockets, and ends up with an eyeball on the tip of all ten fingers.
  • Pacific Rim: Many of the Kaiju have these. Surprising no one, concept artist Wayne Barlowe worked on both this film and Avatar, above.
    • Mutavore has six eyes on the sides of her lower jaw.
    • Slattern has four eyes, two on each side of a hammerhead shark-like crest.
    • Leatherback also has four eyes, two large and two small.
    • Otachi has two eyes, but her two head-crests also have two small spots each, which glow yellow like her primary eyes and therefore are frequently seen as smaller eyes or another kind of sensory organ.
  • House Shark: The titular shark has a third eye located next to the one on the right side of its face.
  • The Black Beast of Aaaaaaargh has a pretty large number of eyes.
  • The Controllers from Moscow — Cassiopeia have eight. Apparently, the actors playing them were really uncomfortable during filming, as the glasses that quadrupled each of their eyes quadrupled all of their vision as well.

  • Cakes In Space: The Poglites, as well as quite a few of the cake monsters, have plenty of eyes.
  • Carnival In A Fix: A number of background characters in the book have varying numbers of eyes, them being aliens and all. One notable example is Professor Floomish Spoob, the three-eyed alien who runs the Learny-Go-Round.
  • Triclops and Trioculus (the so-called "Emperor's son") from the Star Wars: Jedi Prince series.
  • The Crew of the Copper-Colored Cupids:
  • Discworld: Blind Io doesn't have any eyes on his face, but rather they float around him and he can send them out to spy on anyone he likes.
    • Being inspired by Odin, Blind Io was also originally accompanied by a pair of ravens... but he had to get rid of them because they occasionally snacked on his floating eyes.
    • Twoflower was accidentally portrayed as having four eyes on the cover of The Colour of Magic when artist Josh Kirby took the book's description of Twoflower's glasses a bit too literally.
  • Animorphs:
    • Andalites have four eyes — two in the regular spot on their faces, and two eye stalks that can rotate around for 360-degree vision.
    • Taxxons have four eyes on stalks in a ring around their mouth.
  • Several examples from the Cthulhu Mythos:
    • The barrel-shaped Elder Things in the story At the Mountains of Madness has 5 eyes on stalks.
    • Yog-Sothoth is sometimes depicted as having many eyes on stalks.
      • When depicted at all, he's normally described as a cluster of iridescent globes akin to soap-bubbles, except several miles wide. His half-human sons did have several, though — Wilbur had two extra on his pelvis, and the other one had lots and lots in all sorts of odd places.
      • Don't call me soap! *ZAP!*
  • Nigauble of the Seven Eyes had seven (okay, sometimes only six) glowing eyes.
  • Chun the Unavoidable from The Dying Earth.
    • Does wearing them stitched to his cape count?
  • In Keith Laumer's Retief stories, the somewhat insectile Groaci have five eyes on stalks. Retief once whistled in admiration at the dexterity with which two Groaci each looked in several directions at once.
  • This troper once read a short story where a young woman is going to a remote party with her boyfriend while listening to him retelling his dream of three-eyed Human Aliens. She finally gets fed up and offers to show him something interesting and lifts up her long hair, revealing a third eye.
  • The Elabrej from Star Trek: Klingon Empire have eyes all over. Actually, given their initial confusion regarding the Klingon eye, it's more like they're covered with light-sensing organs that are equivalent to eyes.
  • In Robert Silverberg's Majipoor Series, the Liimen, one of the several races found on Majipoor, generally working at menial jobs, have three eyes.
  • In Stephen King's short story "I Am the Doorway," a former astronaut discovers eyes growing from his fingertips. The eyes are being used by an alien entity to reconnoiter Earth.
  • In The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast, Miss Aranea Money Spider takes a long time putting on her eye makeup, because she has eight eyes.
  • Seen in several alien species in the Perry Rhodan universe. This is usually little more than descriptive detail, but becomes a plot point in one issue during the "Second Empire" arc when disguised human agents on a hostile planet give themselves away and get captured because the locals literally have two extra eyes in the backs of their heads while the agents, despite their masks, can still only see in one direction. (The first to inadvertantly tip an alien off does so simply by turning around to address him.)
  • In Disgusting McGrossface, a nine-eyed monster is seen on the police sketch.
  • Monster of the Month Club: Icicle, the January Selection, has seven eyes on his face. Averted by the other eleven monsters, who just have two apiece.
  • In The Fold both the seraphs and the patchwork man have one normal human-ish eye opposite two beady insect eyes in the other socket.
  • Soul Drinker: Givrillian grows a number of extra eyes from a facial scar.
  • The Scholomance: Maw-mouth Blob Monsters are covered in the stolen eyes of everyone they've consumed.
  • Angela Nicely: In “Cupcake Wars!”, Darren decorates his cupcake to look like a three-eyed monster.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Battlestar Galactica (1978): The original pilot movie features a trio of singers with four eyes and two mouths each, using really terrifying special effects.
  • The Dick Van Dyke Show: In "It May Look Like A Walnut", they do a science fiction episode as All Just a Dream where people live on walnuts and water (which they call "air") and grow eyes in the back of their heads after watching a scary movie. The Other Wiki's description of it is awesome: "Under the influence of science fiction, Rob fears that a walnut will steal his imagination and his thumbs. Danny Thomas guest-stars." Somebody must have been tripping.
  • One of the critters on a Discovery Channel program about hypothetical alien lifeforms has four eyes: one pair for vision on the always-dark side of its planet, the other pair for use on its ever-lit side. The creature is a predator that hunts along the equator, from a planet where one pole points directly at its sun.
  • Doctor Who:
    • Classic series Silurians have a third eye in the middle of their forehead which gives them psychic powers.
    • "Demons of the Punjab": The Thijarians have so many eyes, it's hard to get an accurate count.
  • Extraterrestrial (2005):
    • The gulpogs of Aurelia have a third eye on the top of their heads, which they use to detect the beginning of solar flares in order to take shelter before the worst of the flare comes.
    • The stalkers of the blue moon have three eyes in a ring around their heads, giving them 360 degrees of vision.
  • Farscape: The mantis-like green alien has multiple removable eyes with special properties.
  • In the CBBC series Me and My Monsters Fiend has literally got eyes in the back of his head including a red one on a stalk on the top of his head. Which Makes Sense In Context as he usually acts as a Lookout and the boss while Haggis and Norman do EVERYTHING...
  • Power Rangers/Super Sentai:
  • The Twilight Zone (1959) episode "Will The Real Martian Please Stand Up". At the end, one of the characters proves that he's an alien by taking off his cap and revealing the third eye in the middle of his forehead.
  • The Twilight Zone (1985): In "The Uncle Devil Show", Joey uses the magic that he learns from the Tim Ferret and Friends video to give his pet poodle Ben four eyes.


    Music Videos 
  • A great deal of Tool's music videos are a fan of this.

    Myths & Religion 
  • This trope is Older Than Feudalism with Argos Panoptes, or Argos All-eyes, a giant in Greek mythology who had four eyes (or two faces) in early versions of his myth, and 100 eyes all over his body in later stories. It is said that he was the one who killed Echidna, the monster who gave birth to nearly every other monster in Greek mythology and later on was tasked by Hera to guard Io (who she had turned into a white cow) from her philandering husband Zeus and as such was slain by Hermes. Afterwards, Hera used his countless eyes to make the pattern on the peacock's tail.
  • Descriptions of Angels in The Bible portray them as having multiple eyes, wings, and heads (and many combinations thereof). Since most of these are in either the symbol-heavy apocalyptic genre (Revelations) or the prophetic visions (Ezekiel), they are probably not meant to be taken literally.
  • Indra. When it came to horndoggery, he was at par with Zeus. It was a bad idea to screw over Sage Gautama (or more precise, his wife) and an even worse one to get caught in flagranti. The sage cursed him with a thousand...let's keep it at that it were only eyes after Brahma put in a good word for Indra.


    Tabletop Games 
  • Dungeons & Dragons:
    • Beholders have one large central eye and ten smaller ones on eyestalks. With a busload of subspecies and related creatures, even more in the Spelljammer setting. And in most it's far from a decorative feature.
    • The gibbering mouther is a monster that's essentially a gelatinous mass covered with eyes and constantly jabbering mouths. In some editions, they gain an eye every time they eat a victim.
    • This is also the form of Moander, god of decay, who appears as a pile of rotting stuff swarming with stalks-tentacles ending with eyes, mouths and whole bodies it absorbed.
    • The umber hulk (think a hybrid of a stag beetle and a gorilla) has four eyes, two of which can cause confusion in an observer. The 1st Edition Monster Manual artwork actually played this off well, portraying the creature in such a way that the viewer's attention repeatedly moves from its insectile outer pair of eyes to its human-like inner pair, switching back and forth in a vain attempt to "meet its gaze". Confusion, indeed, much like an optical illusion.
    • The Book of Vile Darkness contains a spell that blocks a corridor by summoning a shifting wall of eyeballs. Not only is it hard to get through but anyone who gets too close will be sucked in and turned liquid, his eyes added to the wall.
    • In 3.5th edition, there exists a group of magic 'items' called grafts. These are generally organic things which can be pernamently added to a character's body to give some bonus or new ability. There's a whole slew of eye-based grafts, courtesy of Beholder Cultists.
    • Aboleths have three eyes which, unusually, are all aligned vertically.
    • Father Llymic has three eyes in a horizontal row, which is also the only consistent physical trait that his brood shares.
  • In Nomine: Seraphim and their Evil Counterparts Balseraphs appear as six-eyed winged serpents in their true forms.
  • Pathfinder: While there are exceptions, art of fungus leshys usually depicts them with multiple eyes scattered across their faces.
  • Warhammer 40,000: The growth of additional eyes is a very common Chaos mutation. Of particular note are the Navis Nobilite, who are a sanctioned noble caste of stable mutants whose forehead-mounted third eye allows them to see, understand and navigate the Warp. Its other properties are unclear, but it's been stated by at least one author that looking into it will send normal men mad, and by others that it's an outright One-Hit Kill.

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    Video Games 
  • Octeyes, the second boss of Altered Beast, is almost nothing but eyes, and it can launch masses of them at its enemies as projectiles.
  • Orendi from Battleborn has four arms with an eye in the palm of each hand. Including the two she has on her face, she has in total six eyes.
  • City of Heroes has a Third Eye option for faces, as well as one option with what appears to be four alien eyes on each side of the face.
  • Boobus Tuber, an enemy in Commander Keen, has multiple eyes. This is fitting, since he's a potato.
  • In Dark Souls, the Channeler enemy has six eyes across three rows.
  • Subverted with Q-Bee in the Darkstalkers series. The two eyes on top of her head are in fact her only eyes. The ones in the "normal" place on her face are fakes. That's why she always has her head bowed.
  • DC Universe Online also has Trigon and his minions. The Teen Titans each play their part in one version of the story.
  • Death Park: The Monster Clown that stalks you has three eyes on the left side of its head.
  • Gone Golfing: At one point, you have to bring someone's twelve-eyed fish back to its frame.
  • The Guardian Legend: The late-game bosses Eyegore and Grimgrin are floating, pulsating masses of flesh and eyes. Also, the bosses of Corridors 17 and 7 are clusters of 4 large and 8 small eyes that shoot eyeballs at you.
  • Hanako: One of the wanderers pursuing the Player Character has a body covered in eyes.
  • In I Was a Teenage Exocolonist, several alien species you encounter on Vertumna have multiple eyes:
    • The Eyebeasts that attack the colony at the end of the first year have eyes all over their bodies, and no one could tell which end is which.
    • The Hopeyes are one-legged kangaroo rat-like aliens with two pairs of eyes, one of which is extra large and sits where their ears would normally be.
  • Half-Life: The Vortigaunts have one big eye and five smaller ones, or three smaller ones in the sequel.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Vires have four eyes, one pair above the other. Their depictions in later games have just two.
  • Marathon: The Pfhor have three eyes.
  • Mass Effect:
    • Batarians have four eyes; one pair of two above the other. They have a hard time reading facial expressions on the two-eyed faces of most species, as they're used to reading four eyes. For their part, two-eyed species often have trouble deciding which eyes to focus on.
    • Protheans/Collectors also have four eyes, but they have two eyes on each side of their head, forming a horizontal line of four. Their eyes appear to be able to move independently of one another. A Prothean who'd been in suspended animation for a very long time asks "How do you see with only two eyes?"
    • The yahg, a pre-spaceflight race of apex predators from the planet Parnack, have eight eyes.
  • NiGHTS into Dreams…: Wizeman has six eyes, one on each floating hand.
  • One of the playable characters from Nuclear Throne is a blue, skinny creature with eyes covering his entire head. Naturally, his name is Eyes.
  • The Tyhrranoids of Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal have varying numbers of eyes on tall stalks as their main features. The number of eyes denotes how strong they are. While some of them have one or two eyes (who appear as Cannon Fodder and mech/saucer pilots, respectively), three-eyed 'Noids are tough ground troops, and four-eyed 'Noids are even tougher and are implied to be field commanders. Finally, there's the Big Momma Tyhrranoid, who has nine eyes.
  • There are a few Pokémon with additional hidden eyes where you might not have expected them to be:
    • Tyranitar's chestplate vaguely resembles Pupitar's face. Where the eyes would be appears to simply be holes in the chestplate, at least until Tyranitar undergoes Mega Evolution, upon which the eyes open up down there.
    • Subverted with Meowstic, Pokémon based on the Scottish Fold breed of housecats. Meowstic's ears are normally folded, but they can open up to reveal what appears to be more eyes, but the truth may be even freakier in that they are actually extra brains.
    • Exaggerated with Stakataka: It resembles a crude brick building, and every single brick it's made of has a glowing blue eye of its own. Most of them are merely facing inward, though more of them will turn around to face out whenever it attacks.
    • Mr. Rime looks innocent enough, but he has an extra pair of eyes on his torso. Their expression is synchronized with Mr. Rime's normal eyes.
  • In Purgatory 2, the Giant Spiders have these.
    • The hellbeasts have 12 eyes instead of the eight most spiders have.
    • D-033 has a human face with only 2 eyes, but has various eyes all over its body.
  • Resident Evil:
  • Most of the Chimeran creatures from the Resistance games have extra eyes. The Hybrids, for example, have six.
    "Remember; two eyes goods, six eyes bad!"
  • So Many Me: The Mooks in purple jumpsuits have three visors, one for each eye.
  • Spore: The creature creation tools lend themselves so well to this that almost any depiction of creatures for a Cosmetic Award will have three eyes.
  • Star Ocean: The Second Story: Opera and Ernest both have three eyes, though the third eye isn't all that noticeable. Both are quite nice people and come from a planet, Tetragenes, where everyone has three eyes.
  • Timothy vs. the Aliens: While the smaller aliens are cyclopic, the larger ones have six eyes.
  • Total War: Warhammer III: This one of the major aesthetic themes of the Daemons of Tzeentch, alongside the theme of single huge eyes.
  • Touhou Project:
    • Yukari Yakumo can open dimensional gaps which are typically full of eyes.
    • In Subterranean Animism, three of the characters have a third eye on their chest. Two of them (Satori and Koishi Komeiji) have theirs on their external hearts and have psychic powers because of it. Satori plays the trope straight, as her eye is open and allows her to read thoughts. Koishi subverts it, as she permanently CLOSED her eye, because A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Read and reading it makes people hate you, in the process shutting down her own feelings and thoughts, but this in turn allows her to manipulate people's subconscious. The third one, Utsuho Reiuji, has a massive eye à la Sauron in her chest, but it seems to be either decorative or a reactor.
  • In Where in Space Is Carmen Sandiego?, suspects can have zero, one, two, or many eyes.
  • In World of Warcraft, C'Thun is an Old God who is primarily eye-themed.

    Visual Novels 
  • The Demon Tsukuyomi from Spirit Hunter: NG has giant eyes all over its flesh lump of a body, all of which skitter around eerily.

    Web Animation 
  • Stolas from Helluva Boss has a second pair of eyes on top of his head.
  • Robosan And Wanchan: Robo-san encounters a Rock Monster bigger than him in a cave in a mountain. Said Rock Monster has twelve eyes.
  • RWBY: Many Grimm have multiple sets of eyes, even when they're based on animals. Boarbatusks, Nevermores, Megaliath, the Wyvern, and so on, can look dangerous enough with their huge forms, natural weapons and murderous intentions, but multiple flaming eyes that move in sync with each other when tracking human movements add to creepiness and horror of these monsters.

  • In Ball and Chain, the character Dahlia has an extra eye on her back.
  • The giant snake-demon in Blue Moon Blossom that assaulted the bunny's village has one single large eye and a bunch of smaller eyes all across its head and up and down its body.
  • Mr. Scapegrace of Daddy-Long-Legs has eight eyes, but although he is highly anthropomorphic otherwise, he is still a cellar spider, and his eyes are arranged in a realistic way.
  • The shadowbeast from Champions of Far'aus.It has three eyes on each side of its head, so six in all.
  • Dan and Mab's Furry Adventures has Matilda, who has a third eye on her forehead, and Cindy, who was born with an eye on the palm of her hand because her father was exposed to too much magic. Both are friendly types.
  • In El Goonish Shive, the Bloodgrem, The Omega Goo, and Sirleck all have more than two eyes. In the case of the Bloodgrem and Sirleck these make them look like spider-like while The Omega Goo's eyes are placed randomly as are its mouths.
  • Frog Raccoon Strawberry's friend Marissa is of an alien race which has seven eyes, two big ones on either side of her nose and five smaller ones that she hides rather well.
  • Girl Genius: Some of the Geisterdamen's monstrous mounts seen when they are leaving Sturmhalten have a disturbingly large number of eyes.
  • Gunnerkrigg Court:
    • Coyote has many eyes scattered all over his body. Like the rest of him, they are rather stylised. A side story reveals that the same is true of the Japanese dog-spirit Inugami, who Coyote stole the look from.
    • Lindsey, the giant sea-scorpion-thing who supervises the Year 9 girls' dorm, has 47 eyes, and 15 not-eyes.
  • In The Handbook of Heroes, the Thief has bangs for most of the early comics, making the look of her eyes a mystery. That is, until her lover the Wizard gets curious and lifts up her bangs while in bed, revealing three pairs of eyes in rows. She is a tiefling, whose traits can vary depending on their demon ancestry, the Thief's being spider-demons from Lolth's domain.
  • Haru-Sari: A race of people named Thestalians have four eyes.
  • Homestuck:
    • While exploring a lab early in the comic, Rose comes across a four-eyed mutant kitten that she names Vodka Mutini (or just Mutie, later dubbed Meowgon Spengler by John). In the post-Scratch universe, Roxy Lalonde keeps a small herd of mutant cats that likewise have an extra pair of eyes in their forehead.
    • Vriska has seven pupils in one of her eyes. However, herself stated that she considered them eyes when she was complaining about losing them when her eye was destroyed. She latter gets them back though when she Comes Back Strong.
    • Some of the monsters found in Sburb have supernumerary eyes, such as a three-eyed monster fought by Mom Lalonde in [S] Jack: Ascend and a number of four-eyed giants that oppose John in [S] Cascade.
  • The Inexplicable Adventures of Bob!: The P.E.P.S.I. monster has five.
  • The Last Human In A Crowded Galaxy: The Network Inspector has eight eyes, while the purple alien has six on a stalk (her kids have three each).
  • Leaving the Cradle features raharrs and laymarans, both having four eyes, and insectoids, who have several smaller eyes in addition to two main ones like most arthropods do. There are also azinarsi, who may have thousands of eyes littered all over their body, depending on how you'll interpret their... atypical anatomy.
  • Lovely Lovecraft: The shoggoth, adhering to the description of its kind in Lovecraftian canon.
  • The Carduchians in The Lydian Option have a set of tarantula-like eyes - including one partially blinded by Hudson in his first day in the prison.
  • Outsider: The insectoid appearance of the Umiak is enhanced by them having seven eyes, three main eyes on the sides and center of their heads and four ocelli on each "cheek". Even their hardtroops, whose forms sometimes greatly deviate from the standard Umiak body form, maintain this eye arrangement in their optics.
  • In Pebble and Wren, two monsters have three eyes: Violet and the principal.
  • The Petri Dish:
    • In one strip, Thaddeus makes little three-eyed creatures called "peeves".
    • One microbe Thaddeus meets while shrunken has several eyes and wants even more.
  • Schlock Mercenary: While having multiple eyes is not a medical concern for Sergeant Schlock's species (they grow them on trees), the chain of events that leads to him acquiring them reaches a quite unnerving climax in the emotional confusion of this strip. All sorts of fun things happen to these eyes before the status quo returns. And no, this is not Status Quo Is God - the acquisition of the two extra eyes and the losses of the same in two separate incidents are all associated with climactic awesomeness.
  • Sleepless Domain: The monster that breaches the Inner Barrier in Chapter 8 is a massive, amorphous mass of body parts, with large red eyes covering most of its body.
  • The Something*Positive side feature Super Stupor has a villain named "Eye-Sore" ... who used to be a hero named "Eye-Score" ... who, as the name suggests, has twenty eyes.
  • Khudran in the scifi webcomic Star Trip is a shapeshifter whose forms have more than three eyes, sometimes becoming covered in eyes. This is even more prevalent when they appear in the main character Jas's dreams through a psychic connection, with their eyes springing up everywhere in the environment and focusing on her.
  • The Da'an from Tower of God, towering giants with eight eyes around the head.
  • Unsounded:
    • One of the ghosts Toma kicks out of a pymaric has a relativley humanoid face, and a mass of eyeballs atop its head.
    • Ilganyag's wings can sprout a sea of eyes, which can themselves shift in shape to look like vulvas.
    • Most smoke eels have two eyes, but several show up with six and eight eyes while the Silver Eel is taking shape.
    • The Silver Eel starts out with ten eyes, made up of the crying faces of the ten victims used to house and shape it.
  • In Yokoka's Quest, Copycat has a (sort of) Game Face, where he occasionally reveals additional glowing, stylized eyes, which float around him. It isn't clear whether these eyes are tangible or functional.
  • The title character in Zebra Girl has three eyes.

    Web Original 
  • Ruby Quest gives us the three-eyed title character and a Lovecraftian version of Tom Nook. Sure, the latter doesn't have eyes on his face...
  • In one BIONICLE serial, Tren Krom sprouts an extra eye on his back and uses it to vaporize Carapar.
  • It appears that The Mercury Men have a third eye since the Mercury engineers' facemasks have a third eyehole.
  • The Venator from Reasoning is a rat-like monster with six eyes instead of two.
  • This photoshop, combined with Too Many Mouths.
  • SCP Foundation: Dr. Clef is described as having "one blue eye, one green eye, and one hazel eye." Where exactly the third eye is located on his body is never stated, so expect lots of fan art putting it just about anywhere (if not ignoring it).

    Web Video 
  • Crossed Lines: In episode 7, Rebel Iron, we're introduced to Thunderball, a diesel engine who has three eyes.
  • In Hellsing Ultimate Abridged, we get this exchange in episode 6:
    Alucard: "You have three eyes. You're a vampire."
    Seras: "Do.. you have three eyes?"
    Alucard: "Sweetheart, I've got so many eyes. Eyes for days."
    Seras: "Eyes for days?"
    Alucard: "Eyes for days."
  • Life Around a Red Dwarf: The Caudabranchiids have three eyes at the end of each of their two food-collecting appendages, while the Podilaminas have four eyes on top of their "heads". This becomes the norm for most subsequent lifeforms.
  • Night Mind's host (and the creator's fursona) Nick Nocturne has this as part of their Animalistic Abomination design. They have four heterochromatic eyes, alternating between green and purple.

    Western Animation 
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic:
    • "Do Princesses Dream of Magic Sheep?": A common trait among the Tantabus' monsters is the presence of excessive numbers of eyes — the living cakes are given rings or clusters of eyes on every tier, while the living houses possess eyes where they previously had windows.
    • Several types of the generic background monsters have multiple eyes — the horned beast has three in a fan-like arrangement, the fish creature has a central eye and two more on stalks, and the red flying creature has multiple eyes arranged in a cone shape around the top of its head.
  • The Simpsons: Blinky the Fish, native to the incredibly polluted Lake Springfield, is a mutant with three eyes. An episode set in the future also has a three-eyed whale.
  • He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983): Tri-Klops' eyes are all technological, and he can only use one at a time, but they all have different abilities.
  • Thundarr the Barbarian: One of the evil wizards has eyes all over his head, and every one can fire Eye Beams.
  • Futurama: Nibbler has a third Eye on a Stalk atop his head. He uses it occasionally to erase people's memories.
  • Teen Titans (2003): Trigon the Terrible has four eyes. Since she's his daughter, Raven gets them when she's really POed about things.
  • Ben 10: Several of Ben's alien forms have more than the standard two eyes— specifically Four Arms, Stinkfly, ChamAlien, Water Hazard (only in Omniverse) and Spidermonkey. On the flip side, Chromastone, Ghostfreak, Feedback, Nanomech, Upgrade and Wildvine only have one (though Nanomech has four in Omniverse), and Wildmutt doesn't have any. Max's old friend Xylene has three. Exaggerated with the aptly-named Eye Guy, who has eyes everywhere on his body except his face.
  • Transformers:
    • Transformers: Animated:
      • Blackarachnia has four eyes in robot mode, as well as four in spider mode.
      • Lugnut looks like a Cyber Cyclops, but those little things on the side of his head are extra eyes, so he technically has five.
    • Tarantulas from Beast Wars, who had nine eyes in beast mode, but built-in Sinister Shades in robot mode. BW Blackarachnia also had nine eyes in beast mode, but two in robot mode.
    • Beast Machines Blackarachnia had six eyes in robot mode, although she usually used kept the two pairs on her forehead shut.
  • Played for laughs in Danny Phantom, where a ghost cop asks a multi-eyed ghost if he had seen someone pass by, but he replies that everything happened so fast.
    • The multi-eyed ghost also happens to be Argus Hundred-Eyes mentioned above.
  • Parodied slightly in SWAT Kats, with the initial villain Morbulous in "The Giant Bacteria" (Who later is mutated by Dr. Viper into the monster of the episode title).
    Razor: This guy must have eyes in the back of his head!
    (Turbokat rolls over, hovering over the other jet "Top Gun" Style so Razor can look up and look at their opponent)
    Razor: He really DOES have eyes in the back of his head!
    T-Bone: No excuses.
  • On Jimmy Two-Shoes, a significant number of the people of Miseryville have extra eyes. Most usually have just three or four eyes, but a few of them have far more.
  • Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts: Mandu a mutant pig has four eyes, which allows her to see in two seperate directions.
  • Phineas and Ferb: In "The Chronicles of Meap", Meap's mother-in-law is an enormous slimy alien covered in eyes. Given that Meap is a much smaller and cuter alien, this raises some odd questions.
  • Played With in the episode "Chalkboard Bungle" of Animaniacs. At one point, the Warners keep goofing off whenever Miss Flamiel turns her head. She eventually tells them that she has eyes in the back of her head. "Really?" replies Yakko. "So do we." All three twist their bodies around to show that Dot and Yakko each have a pair of eyes on the back of their heads (meaning that they would have four eyes total), while Wakko has a whole mess of eyes. This is literal take on a classic idiom rather than a straight example as they normally have two eyes.
  • Bioborg Dr. Five Eyes from Skysurfer Strike Force, he has, well five eyes.
  • Motorcity: Kaia has a third eye that's hidden by her bandana.
  • On Steven Universe, fusions often have extra body parts, which can include eyes.
    • Garnet has a Third Eye hidden by her sunglasses.
    • Garnet's fusion with Amethyst - Sugilite - has five eyes, while her fusion with Pearl - Sardonyx - has four eyes.
    • In the official Season 1 finale, Jasper fuses with Lapis Lazuli, and the resulting Malachite retains all four eyes.
    • Rose Quartz's and Pearl's fusion, Rainbow Quartz, has four eyes, each pair resembling those of her constituent Gems, although they display the emotions of the other Gem. This carries over to Rainbow Quartz 2.0, the fusion of Pearl and Steven.
    • Rhodonite and Fluorite are both fusions with extra eyes. Rhodonite has four eyes while Fluorite has six, though the latter usually keeps their lowest two closed.
  • The Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends episode "Sight for Sore Eyes" revolves around an imaginary friend named Ivan, a pale-skinned creature with dozens of eyes where most have a head. He is used as a seeing-eye friend by his blind owner which can lead to some interesting connotations of some of the more practical uses of imaginary friends.
  • In Wanda and the Alien, Alien and his family all have four eyes.
  • Bump in the Night had a pair of minor recurring antagonists named Sleemoth and Gloog, who were aliens that both literally had four eyes.
  • SpongeBob SquarePants asks a Sea Monster in a cave how to tie his shoes. The sea monster is shown to have a large cluster of eyes, and responds by eating him. Apparently, it ate a fisherman, too.
  • In the 2018 reboot of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, Horde Prime has four eyes, three of which are on the right side of his face. The extra eyes gaze in different directions. During a Patreon discussion with fans, character designer Rae Geiger said that he ornaments himself with extra eyes taken from his clones, who are little more than stock to him.
  • Star vs. the Forces of Evil: Tom, Star's demon ex-boyfriend, has a third eye in the middle of his forehead. Several of the demons on his mother's side of the family have the same, but not all of them. It should be noted that this isn't a Third Eye; there is no sign that it gives him any extra perception.
    Tom: I'm all ears. Well, technically I'm mostly eyes, but...
  • King: The Krenits in "Slow Plums And Krenits" have eyes all over their heads.
  • Parodied with Captain Two-Eyed Alonso in The Adventures of Puss in Boots who, as his name suggests, has two eyes — a right eye and a central eye. His left eye is covered by a patch.

    Real Life 
  • Many species of arthropods have multiple eyes.
    • Insects have five eyes total and two compound eyes.
      • Some mayflies have four compound eyes.
    • Arachnids have six or eight eyes.
    • Triops, small crustaceans popular as low-maintenance pets similar to brine shrimp (sea-monkeys), have a small third median eye (hence the name).
  • Brownsnout spookfish (Dolichopteryx longipes) has two pairs of eyes. Two look up and two (of a very different structure with much higher sensitivity) look down.
  • Many of the Cambrian Explosion's creatures, like Opabinia which had five, as well.
  • Experimentation on fruit flies has shown that there is a master gene ey for creating eye; a scientist can insert the ey gene at random places and create mutants with eyes sticking out of the abdomen or the legs.
  • Many species of giant clam have multiple eyes lining the outside of their shells.
  • Teratomas. These are (usually, though not always) benign tumors that can appear anywhere in the body, and may feature a hodgepodge of different body parts, including eyes, hair, and teeth.
  • The pineal gland of mammalians is often called the "third eye". Not without justification, as in evolution history it was an eye, and still regulates light-dark rhythms.
  • The Tuatara is a lizard-like reptile that have a third eye on their heads, though covered in scales in adults. Current evidence suggests that their evolutionary ancestors had a fully functional third eye. Modern specimens show that the eye is fully formed but the connection to the brain is not properly developed.
  • The tail on a peacock is supposed to mimic this effect. It's used both to impress peahens and scare away predators and rival males.
  • Starfish can have anywhere from 5 to 50 eyes, 1 on each arm tip, depending on the species and how many arms they have.