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"I know a girl who's got eyes on her feet
So when she starts dreaming she roams
And she'll know where she's going"
The Cat Empire, "So Long"

Eyes in places where they just don't belong are a good way to creep people out. The palms of your hands are a particularly frequent place to put them, but they can be anywhere on the body.

Subtrope of Body Horror. See also Eyeless Face, Faceless Eye and The Walls Have Eyes. May overlap with Eldritch Abomination and Extra Eyes. Contrast Third Eye.


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  • Ayakashi Triangle: An iyo Yayo runs into with her sisters has an grapefruit-sized bulging out of its mouth.
  • Many of the demonic once-human apostles in Berserk but special mention goes to the "Idea of Evil", the God of Evil responsible for the world being such a cesspool of crap and suffering. It basically looks like a colossal misshapen heart with its valves spewing out webs of causality to manipulate humanity's fate and lined on all sides with countless eyes upon closer inspection.
    • The giant Sea God has dozens of eyeballs covering its heart. Each one was staring at Guts the entire time he was trying to destroy it.
  • The members of the Third Eye in Black Clover each have this on their foreheads to the Forbidden Magic used to resurrect them. It opens whenever they tap into the power of Forbidden Magic.
  • Bleach:
    • When Zommari performs his Resurrección, the lower half of his body becomes the test of a sea urchin. Instead of being covered in a sea urchin's tubercles, he's instead covered in eyes that open wide to shoot Zommari's 'Amor' to control the enemy. Zommari's hands, chest and forehead are also covered in eyes that can perform the same function.
    • One of the transformations that Aizen undergoes includes the transformation of his wings, which end in eyeless skulls; the eyes appear in the centre of the wings instead. When his monstrous face bursts out from the skin of his previous face, he also has a third eye on his forehead.
    • The Hollow Ayon is created when the Arrancars Appaci, Mila Rose and Sung-Sun combine their left arms. It is impossible to sneak up on him as he has an eye in the back of his head.
    • Upon completing the absorption of the Spirit King, Yhwach's body, and the ground around him, becomes warped by shadow. The top half of his head no longer details either human eyes or even a forehead. Instead giant malformed eyes of varying sizes cover his face. Eyes also appear across his shoulders and neck. Wherever the shadow touches his body, eyes appear. They even seem to be forming across the ground that is intimately connected to his body via the shadows.
    • Stern Ritter C, Pernida, has one eye on its palm, except that Pernida itself is a giant hand. Later on it starts growing eyes everywhere on the rest of its 'body', such as the finger knuckles.
  • Because D.Gray-Man is apparently trying to set a record with the "Most types of terror in a series" they've recently introduced the Noah "Fiddler," who has a large number of eyes on his tongue which can pop out and be placed inside other people's bodies.
  • Death Note: The spine art of the last manga volume features a Shinigami shaped like an amorphous blob with eyes all around its body. This is Nu, the highest-ranking Shinigami in the Shinigami Realm (right below the Shinigami King, who is seen as something of a god among them). According to 13: How to Read, she is female. She is also briefly seen in the beginning of the second anime OP.
  • Duskmon from Digimon Frontier has a number of extra eyes all over his body. And one of his attacks is to fire lasers from them.
  • The Elder Sister-like One: In her demon form Chiyo has a necklace of eyeballs. They apparently work. As a rule of thumb, the more eyeballs she is wearing, the less human she is at that moment.
  • Runa from Fairy Navigator Runa has one on the back of her neck.
  • Franken Fran: The embryo in Chapter 26 has two dozen eyes in one eye socket. Oddly enough, it loses them when it's born and becomes the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
  • Several of the Homunculi from Fullmetal Alchemist qualify for this. The manga version of Envy turns into a monster-thing with screaming faces randomly scattered across its body. Pride has a Living Shadow full of eyes. And mouths. And he's based on Father's original form, a blob of shadow with a single eye and mouth. Father himself eventually turns into a walking, eye- and mouth-covered man made of shadows. He doesn't even bother to form a normal face, having a single enormous eye and a too-wide mouth where his head would be.
  • Alucard from Hellsing has a tendency to sprout eyes whenever his powers are released — on his chest, or a floating wall of eyes in the room.
  • In Hell Teacher Nube, a beautiful yet kleptomaniac Lonely Rich Kid named Ai Shinozaki suddenly starts growing an additional eye on the back of her hand whenever she steals something, because even if no one sees her steal, her heart does, and now everyone will know she's a thief. Poor Ai tries stabbing it out (to no small amount of pain, and not to mention she's a violinist) but it doesn't just keep growing back, it brings friends all over her body. She seeks Nube's aid, and he warns of someone who became nothing but a giant mess of eyes and flesh; she almost suffers the same fate until her only friend Makoto's affection redeems her (the eyes would disappear as soon as the culprit confessed their actions out of their own will; once Ai told Makoto that she was a thief, they were gone).
  • Natsume Zange of Inu × Boku SS is a descendant of a Hundred-Eyes monster, and thus has eyes all over his body that he keeps mostly hidden under layers of clothes, along with an eyepatch.
  • After a major Power-Up, Naraku from Inuyasha acquires eyes on the back of his hands and in the middle of his chest.
  • Itadori Yuuji from Jujutsu Kaisen hosts Sukuna within his body. From time to time, Sukuna manifests himself as an eye and a mouth on Itadori's cheek.
  • Monster Musume: Rachnera, being a spider lady, has two extra pairs of eyes on her forehead.
  • My Hero Academia: Mezo Shoji, one of the students of Class 1-A has the ability to duplicate several of his body parts at the end of his six arms, which includes his eyes.
  • In Naruto, we have a disturbing example with Danzo's whole arm. He not only has ten Sharingan eyes taken from dead Uchiha grafted into his arm and palm of his hand, but his shoulder has a human face from Orochimaru's genetic experimentation on infants.
    • In chapter 700+5 of the New Era's Gaiden series, the new Big Bad not only has a whole armful of Sharigan like Danzo, he also has several on the back, the side and the top of his head.
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: In End of Evangelion, Lilith/Rei gets a third eye technically on her forehead. This in and of itself isn't that odd. What makes it qualify for this trope is that it's also in the middle of a giant vagina. For that matter, Gendo Ikari ends up with a third eye in his hand, where the embryonic Adam has been grafted in place; in the manga version, Gendo has actually swallowed Adam, and it manifests as a large eye in the middle of his left hand.
  • One Piece:
    • Pudding is the daughter of Big Mom and a father from a not-yet-seen race of three-eyed tribesmen, and has inherited her father's deformity. It also grants her a few Psychic Powers and — possibly — the ability to read poneglyphs, something her father's tribe could do. She usually hides it under her long bangs, as she was an outcast as a child because of it.
    • Nico Robin, thanks to her Devil Fruit, can make any part of her body "pop" anywhere like a flower. This includes, on at least one occasion, making eyes appear on her arms and hands. Or on the walls... or the ceiling... or the floor... or her opponents... One rather unsettling "trick" she learned to do post-Time Skip using her Devil Fruit power was to quickly search an entire city by causing hundreds of arms to sprout out of the buildings, each with an eye on the palm, letting her look everywhere at once.
  • Played with in Pani Poni Dash!: Rebecca was annoying everyone beyond the breaking point, and being 11, is easily frightened. Rei goes up to her and opens her hand to reveal an eye (sticker), scaring her to go hide behind a curtain.
  • In the manga Parasyte, the parasites can, as part of their total transformation skills, create eyes on any part of their body (that is, the actual parasite flesh — they can't do it with the human body they've taken over). While parasites normally replace the head of their host, main character Shinichi and supporting character Uda have parasites in their right hand and neck/upper chest respectively. Shinichi's parasite, Migi, is particularly fond of putting out long tentacle-like stalks with eyes on the end to look at things Shinichi can't see.
  • Samurai Deeper Kyo has Hishigi, who has kept himself alive by implanting Devil Eyes in the left side of his body.
  • Played for laughs in a chapter/episode of Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei, where the eponymous sensei must avoid eye-contact to avoid an Arranged Marriage; his butler thwarts his plans by bringing in a guy who is entirely covered (or made) of eyeballs.
  • In So I'm a Spider, So What? Shiraori has four eyes within each of her eyes which look around independently of each other. Even she's grossed out by this so she keeps her eyes shut.
  • Soul Eater: The Big Bad Kishin uses this as a motif. His face has three eyes, and his bangs are shaded in such a way as to look like eyes as well. Even his pupils double back and look like another set of eyes.
    • The set of three eyes turn up on people who are either hallucinating due to proximity to Asura, or are in someway associated with madness (see Justin's Madness/Evil Makeover).
    • Mosquito briefly grows a bunch of extra eyes in the same socket when between transformations. While his next form mostly crossed the Bishōnen Line, close-up occasionally show it with five pupils in a line.
  • The☆Ultraman has a one-eyed kaiju called Bagon, whose sole eye is on a stalk growing from its chin. Eye-beard?
  • Maximillion Pegasus of Yu-Gi-Oh! uses a certain monster in his final duel with Yugi, a part of which is the Thousand-Eyes Idol. The monster itself is a more grotesque form, the Thousand-Eyes Restrict, whose eyes cover a majority of its body.
    • Yubel's final form in Yu-Gi-Oh! GX has eyes and faces everywhere.
  • Darkness Neosphere from Yu-Gi-Oh! GX has eyes in place of breasts and a Third Eye on the back of its head, while its face is blindfolded.
  • Hiei from YuYu Hakusho turned green and gained eyes all over his body and arms when he transformed to kick Yusuke's ass. Ironically, he has no eyes on his back which is also his Achilles' Heel.
    • Also, Itsuki's shadow hands are covered in eyes.

  • Carta Marina: The "monster seen in 1537", called a "sea-hog" in the commentary, has three additional eyes on each side of his body, making eight eyes in total.
  • One of the bizarre demons in Michelangelo Buonarroti's The Torment of Saint Anthony has a pair of eyes on its butt that form an upside-down face with a mouth that's also down there.
  • One of Khalil Gibran's illustrations for his book The Prophet centers a hand with an eye in its palm, surrounded by a ring of human souls. This is a cosmic allegory of divine omnipotence symbolized by the hand united with divine omniscience symbolized by the eye, orbited by humanity.
    • This picture went on to inspire an eye-in-the-hand motif in psychedelic art and pop art, such as a portrait of the Beatles with George Harrison's hand displaying an eye in the palm to represent him as the mystic of the group.

    Comic Books 
  • Qiang Wu, the villain of the Big Trouble in Little China comic, has an eye in his hat.
  • There was once a minor DC villain called the Ten-Eyed Man. His only power was having an eye on each of his fingers (he was blinded, so his optic nerves were 'rerouted' to his hands.) Hilariously, the story tried to play this straight as a real threat, with police officers noting "He could easily escape from jail if we didn't constantly keep his hands in a dark box!" The concept was later reincarnated by an author who was a fan of the original character; now, however, it is an entire group of "Ten-Eyed Men" with actual mystical powers. The freaky eyes seem to grant them supernatural sight (and are magic tattoos instead of actual eyeballs). Batman encountered them in 52.
    • Amusingly, the Ten-Eyed Man never overcame the reflex to shield his face with his hands. He was defeated when someone threw a cactus at his head.
    • It didn't even take something really pointy like a cactus. Getting him to grab things was the standard means of defeating him.
  • In Death Vigil, when necromancers activate their powers, glowing eyes appear inside sigils on their bodies. Many of the monsters they summon have eyes in unusual places as well.
  • Nineyes from Float (by Yi.magination) has, as her name indicates, nine eyes spread out over her body (head, hands, feet, belly button...) Unlike most other examples here, they are tasteful rather than horrifying; they can only be seen by people with advanced karma, and represent various virtues. Yes, she has eyes on her feet and makes it look good.
  • in the Gold Digger the Djinn race have many members with the eyes in the middle of the torso.
  • Argos makes a brief appearance working for his old boss Hera in The Incredible Hercules.
  • The Antichrist in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 2009 develops eyes all over his body, and he's pissed off about it. He's also strongly implied to be Harry Potter.
  • The demon Trifors in Lori Lovecraft: The Big Comeback has no facial featureson his head, but eyes and a Belly Mouth on his torso.
  • X-Men student Eye Boy is, naturally enough, covered in eyes. He can see things like magic, though it's hard to say that's really worth having eyeballs on your hands.

    Comic Strips 
  • An old Charles Addams cartoon features the gag of a woman with eyes where her nipples should be. It is funny. And appalling.

    Fan Works 
  • A Song of Silk and Saplings: Omega, the monster in the Giant's Lair, is revealed to have an eye in each "armpit" and another in its mouth.
  • Digimon re:GENESIS: Every of Reimon's form beyond Reimon proper; Ichimon has a Third Eye in the middle of its forehead, Nimon has one giant eye in the middle of its chest, and Sanmon has an eye on each palm and on its abdomen.
  • Dimensional Gate Screwover:
    • Epsilon, being a Desco-Unit, has several eyes all over her body. When she Magichanges her remaining self onto Nelius's arm, he gains one of those eyes on the back of his new hand.
    • One of the Chaos Gods proves to have plenty of Extra Eyes across its body. The mutated incubus form Nelius is turned into also proves to have many of them across its body as well.
  • Fallout: Equestria - Project Horizons: During one of Blackjack's nightmares, the monstrous future version of Glory has a fully expressive row of eyes down the side of her neck.
  • Lusus Naturae: In his non-human form, Kirito has eyes all over his body.
  • Mass Effect: Human Revolution: The seraphim in chapter 41 have thirty-six eyes on their wings.
  • Starry Eyes: Aria the shoggoth has eyes everywhere, even inside some of her mouths.
  • The Games We Play (The Gamer/RWBY): The Conquest-infected Hunters have multiple eyes in odd places. On Jaune they show up on his shoulders, torso and back.
  • In Sect, the Immortal of Perspective, Hao Peizhi, seals his wounds by sprouting eyes wherever he is injured. By the end of the fight, his whole face and upper chest are nothing but a mass of ocular tissue.
    • When Peizhi attempts to manifest his imperfect Finishing Move, his eyes leak out of his sockets and manifest across the landscape instead, leaving trees, earth, and stone covered in unblinking eyes.

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    Films — Live-Action 
  • The ABCs of Death: Happens in the "L" segment. While looking up the skirt of his female captor, the protagonist sees an eye staring back at him from her crotch. Given his deteriorating physical and mental state at the time, this may have been a hallucination.
  • Addams Family Values:
    Gomez: He has my father's eyes!
    Morticia: Gomez, take those out of his mouth.
  • Army of Darkness includes a parody of the scene from The Manster.
  • Beetlejuice: The ghostly Maitlands deform their faces to look scarier; Adam ends up with eyes on his fingertips, Barbara with eyes in her mouth.
  • Big Trouble in Little China: Lo Pan's spherical spy monster has eyes on stalks, on its back, and even one in its mouth.
  • Clash of the Titans (1981): The Stygian Witches have to share a single (magical) eye between the three of them.
  • Dai Nipponjin: One of the giant monsters (released in America as Big Man Japan) has no head and carries a giant eye on its hands (though in this case, it represents a giant penis).
  • Doom: One of the more watchable bits of the movie is a scene where a soldier sees somebody's eyes opening in the darkness, and calls out assuming it's the scientist he's looking for. Then all of the figure's other eyes open, all over its head...
  • The Gate: An eye grows out of protagonist's hand. He stabs it.
  • Gothic 1986: The poet Percy Shelley had recurring nightmares about a woman with eyes where her nipples should be. It was inspired by the real-life account of his experiencing that horrific vision after a reading of Coleridge's "Cristabel."
  • The Great Wall: The Tao Tie, which resemble large, reptilian hyenas, have eyes located on their shoulders (a slight departure from their mythological inspiration which had them on its armpits) and notably were the creatures's sole weak spot, killing them instantly once their eyes were pierced by spears and arrows. The queen of the Tao Tie is an aversion, however, being distinguished from her lesser troops by having her eyes on her face.
  • Hellboy II: The Golden Army: The Angel of Death had eyes all over its wings... but none on its face. Creepifying. From the same director as the above Pan's Labyrinth, and, in fact, the same actor. This is clearly based on Azrael, the Angel of Death from Islamic legend. He has an eye on his wings for every living thing, which close as they die. Way cooler than that pansy knitting stuff.
  • Hot Shots!: Topper Harley has his father's eyes. Literally. He keeps them in a little velvet case.
  • Kamen Rider ZO: There's a bat monster whose eyes are on its palm, much like the Pale Man seen above.
  • Pacific Rim: The Kaiju Mutavore has eyes on her lower jaw.
  • Labyrinth: There's a mossy plant covered with eyes that watches Jennifer Connelly. Don't blame it a bit.
    • Not like there was anything else to watch.
    • Although the Fireys' eyes are usually in the normal place, they function just fine on the ends of their owners' fingers, in their mouths, or just rolling on the ground.
  • The Manster: An eyeball growing on a character's shoulder is the first sign that something weird is happening to his body.
  • Pan's Labyrinth: The Pale Man has eyes on his palms.
  • Wham Bam Thank You Spaceman: The two aliens have their eyes between their legs...
  • When Evil Calls: Mark's wish for Linda to be able to see again results in her sprouting multiple eyes across her torso.

  • H. P. Lovecraft short story At the Mountains of Madness. The shoggoths are a huge mass of protoplasm with eyes that temporarily form and disappear all over its body.
  • A guard in the first book of The Bartimaeus Trilogy is described as having one of his eyes positioned so that it would be difficult to sneak up on him from behind, while he was touching his toes.
  • Grendel's mother of Beowulf has eyes in her breasts.
  • In the novel The Dark Half by Stephen King, surgery reveals an eyeball inside the protagonist's brain. It's a remnant of his identical twin, who was absorbed in utero.
  • Deeplight: Post transformation, Jelt has a cluster of extra eyes on his back. The narration is vague about their exact location, but they certainly aren't on whatever passes for his face at this point.
  • Probably in reference to Argos (mythology, not catalogue), the Discworld god Blind Io is usually drawn with an Eyeless Face but surrounded by a cloud of floating Faceless Eyes.
  • The Doctor Who novel The Eyeless has an alien race which frequently takes "trophies" from the worlds it visits. It's not actually meant to be quite as grotesque as that word makes it sound, though it's pretty close; they're more ruthlessly logical than brutal. It's a cultural thing amongst them that when they encounter something new, the one who makes the discovery gets to keep a piece of that something... like a young girl's eyes, for example.
  • Wilbur Whateley in H. P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos novella The Dunwich Horror has two extra eyes on the sides of his pelvis, with a creepy organ for sucking blood in between them. Lovecraft called it a 'tail', but we all know what he meant...
  • In Dan Abnett's Eisenhorn novel Malleus, they must infiltrate muties. One mutant woman, a many-armed prostitute, winks at them — with an eye on her tongue.
  • Emily Eyefinger is a series of children's books about a girl who is born with an eye on the end of her finger.
  • In a curious example, the old Chinese romance Fengshen Yanyi has the court officer Yang Ren, who angers King Zhou while trying to persuade him to renounce building the enormous but expensive Deer's Terrace and is subjected to Eye Scream punishment. Rescued by the immortal Qinqxu Daode Tianzhun, he's given a medicine which sprouts hands from his empty eye sockets, with fully functional eyes located in the palms.
  • One of the many weird adaptations of Henders Island creatures in Fragment is an extra set of eyes near the middle of the back.
  • In the Stephen King short story "I Am the Doorway" (found in the collection Night Shift), a former astronaut develops eyes in his fingertips. Then things get much worse from there....
  • Journey to the West, the aptly named Hundred Eyes Demon Lord (Bayan Mojun) is a centipede monster whose sides are covered in eyes. When he realizes that his sword skills are no match for Sun Wukong, he opens the eyes and unleashes fiery beams from them, hot enough to force Sun Wukong to flee by turning in a pangolin and digging under his feet, where the beams couldn't reach him.
  • In the short story "The Muse" by Anthony Burgess, an astronaut literary scholar imagines he sees extra eyes in weird places on the inhabitants of another planet. The people actually look entirely human.
  • In The Nekropolis Archives, one of the monstrous inmates in Nekropolis's prison of Tenebrus is entirely covered in eyes. Matt points out that, while it certainly looks creepy, it is also a significant vulnerability.
    Matt: Anything that has eyes all over its body should know better than to attack someone. It's like wearing armor made out of your own testicles.
  • Likewise, Fanny Four-Eyes, a minor character in Nights at the Circus working in a Freak Show-cum-brothel, has eyes where her nipples should be.
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians has the minor character Argus, the camp security director, who is a monster with a hundred eyes all over his body. There is an Urban Legend among the campers that he never speaks because he has an eye on his tongue.
  • The Scholomance: The maw-mouth Blob Monster is covered with the stolen eyes and mouths of everyone it's absorbed. Worse, the victims might still be self-aware.
  • In R.A. Salvatore's novel Siege of Darkness a misfiring teleportation spell results in only the casting wizard's eyes arriving at their destination. This is played mostly for slightly squicky humor — the wizard can still see with them and make himself heard at their location, they're just not in the same place as the rest of his body. The same thing is mentioned in one of the Harry Potter books, where it's referred to as being "splinched". It's apparently painful and inconvenient, but not permanently harmful. When treated and fixed properly. Ron's splinching in Deathly Hallows was definitely not funny.
  • In Paul and Hollace Davids's series of Star Wars novels, Emperor Palpatine's long-sought-after heir is reputed to have a third eye. A pretender to the throne appears, who has an extra eye on his forehead and feigns Force sensitivity. Later the true heir emerges, and his third eye is on the back of his head.
  • Tim Powers' The Stress of Her Regard plays with this also, making Shelley's alleged "nightmares" into Polidori's interpretation of something Percy'd yelled in a foreign language, that only sounded like "eyes in her breasts" when mistaken for English.
  • The short story "Tonsil Eye 'Tis" by Paul Jennings involves a boy growing an eye on one finger as a result of a garden gnome-related accident.
  • Vigor Mortis: Played for Laughs. As Vita grows in power, she begins to subconsciously modify her body, making it stronger. She also gains extra eyes, seemingly at random.
    Vita: Four eyes and counting, actually. There's one on my thigh, and I think I feel another growing just above my hip.
    Netta: A thigh-eye doesn't sound very useful.
    Vita: It's really not.
    Netta: So are you like, always...?
    Vita: It has an eyelid, thankfully.
    Netta: Oh. Good.
  • In Madeline L'Engle's A Wind in the Door, the "singular cherubim" Proginoskes is depicted as composed of nothing but eyes and wings, and the occasional jet of fire. (In this, he resembles The Bible's descriptions of angels, which are a long way from modern depictions of "cherubs".) Charles Wallace is apparently the only character who doesn't have a minor brain-BSOD upon first seeing him.
  • In one of Diane Duane's Young Wizards novels, the hero briefly encounters an alien who looks like a berry bush, except the berries are all eyes. A member of the same species later becomes a supporting character. Quite a nice guy, really, with a fondness for baseball caps.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Angel has something very similar with the victims of the Skilosh demons, who got an extra eye in the back of the head.
  • Ash vs. Evil Dead: At the start of Ash's drug-induced Vision Quest, he hallucinates his guide, El Brujo, has an eye in his mouth, which he begins eating.
    • During the first season finale, as the cabin from the movies turns into a full-blown Eldritch Location, a large eye appears on one of its walls.
  • The Dick Van Dyke Show has a dream sequence episode where Laura Petrie had eyes in the back of her head, much to Rob's horror.
  • Doctor Who:
    • In "The Fires of Pompeii", the soothsayers have normal eyes for seeing, but have eyes tattooed on the backs of their hands which, when placed before them, allow them "second sight".
    • "Amy's Choice" has Evil Old Folks that are possessed by aliens, with the aliens making their presence known by sticking their eyes out of the old people's mouths.
    • "The Magician's Apprentice" has things called "handmines", hands that reach from the ground and pull people under. Each has an eye in the palm.
    • In "The Return of Doctor Mysterio", we're introduced to Brain in a Jar aliens with eyes that peer out from deep within the lobes of the brains.
  • In the Once Upon a Time episode "Manhattan", The Seer that predicts Rumplestiltskin's future has eyes on her palms. A big scar over the upper half of her face implies that her normally positioned eyes have been cut out.
  • The Outer Limits (1995): In "The New Breed", a man whose body is being involuntarily upgraded by injected Nanomachines finds that the source of the sudden pain on the back of his head is a new pair of eyes.
  • Power Rangers / Super Sentai
  • A Saturday Night Live sketch from 1991 (hosted by Kirstie Alley) featured female aliens who looked like humans, only their eyes were on their breasts.
  • The Stargate SG-1 episode Stargate SG-1 S6 E16 "Metamorphosis", while on a planet of mutants created by Nirti through genetic manipulation, the team discover a man who had a third eye above his left ear.
  • The Twilight Zone (1959) episode "Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?" had an otherwise Human Alien who covered his third eye to pass as an Earthling for sinister purposes. (It's on his forehead, in the original short story it was on the back of his head and normally covered by hair.)
  • Ultra Series:
    • While it's not explicitly stated within the show itself and only available in supplementary material, one of the most iconic monsters from the original Ultraman, the final kaiju Zetton, have its eyes being located in the two glowing spots in its chest.
    • Brocken from Ultraman Ace has eyes on its hands, and two additional eyes on its tails. When it possesses a human, the eyes on its hands gets transferred to its human host as well, hence a human astronaut who is being used as a host by Brocken starts wearing gloves for no given reason throughout the episode.
    • Gan Q from Ultraman Gaia (and many subsequent series due to being one of the most popular Ultra Series monsters) is a giant eyeball with limbs that are also covered in eyes.
    • Izmael from Ultraman Nexus has eyes in its shoulders and chest, due to it being a Hybrid Monster fused together from practically all the Space Beasts Nexus defeated throughout the series.
    • Similar to Izmael, Five King from Ultraman Ginga is another fusion beast created with the bodies of five different kaijus, including the aforementioned Gan-Q. Its left arm is a gigantic Gan-Q eyeball, and it has eyes on its forehead as well as its stomach (respectively taken from Melba and Super COV).
    • Gargorgon from Ultraman X doesn't have any eyes on her face... but her sole eye is located inside her mouth. Said eye can unleash a petrifying beam that turn her victims into stone.

    Music Videos 
  • Madonna's video for "Bedtime Story" ends with a shot of her singing, but her face has two mouths where her eyes should be, and one eye in the place of her mouth. When she closes her eye, the positioning of it makes it look like a bizarre mouth.
  • In the music video for tool's "Vicarious" there are eyes all over the place, most notably on the backs of the transparent-skinned humanoid creatures' hands. And this is still one of the less disturbing things in this video.

    Myths & Religion 
  • Classical Mythology:
    • Argos, or Argus Panoptes, of Greek myth, had eyes all over his body, and he kept a constant watch by sleeping only some of them at a time. He was pretty badass, too. Argos was the one who slew Echidna, the mother of all monsters. Argos is also apparently the mythological origin of the peacock. After he was slain by Hermes (he pulled it off by putting all of his eyes to sleep at once before beheading him), Argos's master Hera took his eyes and put them on the feathers of a bird. Thus the peacock was born.
    • The Grey Sisters of Greek myth were three old hags that shared between them a single eye and a single tooth, making this an example of Faceless Eye and Eyeless Face. Perseus got information about Gorgons from them by stealing the eye and holding it hostage. After getting what he needed, he threw the eye into the cave so that the sisters would be too preoccupied "looking" for it to chase him down.
  • Lots of youkai in Japanese Mythology:
    • There's a Japanese Obake / youkai called a Shirime which has an Eyeless Face and a single giant its anus. Which it delights in showing off to passers-by by stretching its cheeks wide. Yes. The Japanese, in fact, have a Goatse monster. Oh, Japan.
    • Another one, Tenome, wears its two eyes on the palms of its hands. It inspired the Pale Man from Pan's Labyrinth picture above.
    • The Hyakume is a corpulent humanoid creature completely covered in eyes that can detach from its body to search for people to scare.
    • The Mokumokuren, which is a traditional paper sliding door covered in eyes!
    • The Doudoumeki has arms covered in hundred(s) of bird eyes as a result of stealing (this derives from a pun).
  • Plenty of Hindu deities have eyes in the wrong places; most notably, a third eye in the forehead represents mystical sight and wisdom.
  • The Bible describes some angels as having eyes on all sides of their bodies, making this Older Than Feudalism. Among these angels are angelic beings referred to as Ophans or Ophanim. They make an appearance in the Book of Ezekiel and are described as looking like beryl colored wheels within wheels with rims full of eyes. It seems angels, in true Abrahamic tradition, are terrifying beings of grotesque body horror. Jewish tradition describes Azrael, the angel of death, with a body consisting of nothing but eyes and Christian tradition also includes tongues whose number corresponds to the number of people inhabiting the Earth. Metatron, the Face of God and Heavenly Scribe in Jewish mysticism, is said to have a million eyes (and mouths) all over his body. Several Angels and other celestial beings have strange number or placement of eyes, such as hundreds covering their wings. Turns out there was more than one reason to start every conversation with "Do not be afraid"!
  • One monster mentioned in Chinese mythology was the taotie, a beast embodying gluttony that devoured all it could, and even its own body when it could eat nothing else. The myths describe it as having eyes in its armpits, though versions varied on whether it also had eyes on its head as well.

  • Given a spin in episode 127 of The Magnus Archives; a man dies, suddenly, painfully, and with no outward signs of what killed him. When the doctor giving the statement performed an autopsy, he found that almost the entirety of the man's insides - his organs, his bones, even the inside of his skin - were covered in hundreds of eyes. Eyes that still moved, and focused on the doctor as he cut the corpse open.

    Professional Wrestling 
  • When Victoria was using t.A.T.u.'s "All The Things She Said" as her entrance music in WWE, her TitanTron entrance video included a scene of an eye in the palm of a hand.

    Puppet Shows 

    Tabletop Games 
  • Call of Cthulhu:
    • In the main rules, shoogoths are noted as being covered with eyes.
    • Supplement The Asylum and Other Tales, adventure "The Asylum". The proto-shoggoth can create organs anywhere on its body whenever it likes. One example given was creating an eye in the palm of its hand.
  • Chaotic: Klasp is a round ball-like creature with limbs but seemingly no eyes. Turns out they're inside its mouth.
    Flavor Text: If you find yourself seeing eye-to-eye with Klasp, it means you previously had not.
  • Dungeons & Dragons:
    • Argos is a race of monsters with eyes all over their bodies.
    • The otyugh has eyes on three tentacles that surround its gaping, toothy mouth.
    • Beholders have ten eyes on stalks sprouting from their bodies, plus a big one in front. Other Beholderkin have even weirder arrangements. One known as the Overseer is essentially a slimy tree covered in eyes.
    • In the Cthulhu Mythos section of the original 1st Edition Deities and Demigods Cyclopedia, the shoggoth is shown as having multiple eyes all over its amoeba-like body.
    • Gibbering Mouthers are human-sized amoeba-like monsters covered with eyes and mouths.
    • The 3rd Edition Monster Manual 3 has the odopi, which is a large ball-shaped creature with hundred of arms. Each palm has an eye.
    • The daelkyr known as Belashyrra, Lord of Eyes, has a particular taste in this; beholders are said to be his creations. One of the more common forms of Belashyrra cult consists of people who have sprouted an eye on one palm that sees certain people as "hidden demons"; typically, these cults believe the eye to be a gift from a god (usually Aureon) and carry out vigilante murders on the "demons" in question. Whether these eyes can genuinely see some kind of hidden evil - quori mind seeds or possessed minions, for example - or if the cultists' visions are just delusions may not be clear, and even if it is clear for one cult, it may not be for another, since the daelkyr are too weird to really predict.
  • From Magic: The Gathering, Kozilek, Butcher of Truth has eyes peppered on its arms.
  • Mutant Future. The Eyedog has eyes all over its body. Some can see heat, some can see in ultraviolet, and others can give off light, radiation or energy blasts.
  • Pachimon has a kaiju called Betalas who has a mass of tentacles in place of its head, and its eyes growing on the tips of two of those tentacles.
  • One memorable piece of artwork for the Warhammer 40,000 Chaos god Slaanesh has an eye instead of a nipple on its exposed breast. The Forgeworld model for the Keeper of Secrets (a greater daemon of Slaanesh) has multiple breasts, several with eyes in place of nipples.

  • In BIONICLE, Tren Krom has the ability to sprout an extra eye on his back. And it shoots laser beams.

    Video Games 
  • 99 Spirits is awash with non-biological examples... the titular evil spirits possessing everyday household objects mostly appear as said object with one or more eyes (and maybe a tongue) added for sheer creepiness. True to the original mythology, of course...
  • In Abadox, which takes place within a huge, organic Planet Eater, almost every interior surface has countless eyes. Especially the digestive tract.
  • Ancient Domains of Mystery has a Dorn Beast. Its exact looks are unknown, but it is grey and purple and black and grey and white and has sixty-three eyes. Well... its exact looks, seeing as ADOM is a roguelike, is a purple F. It can be safely assumed that some of the sixty-three eyes are not on the head, anyway.
    • The Dornbeast is a reference to the Zork games, and previously appeared in Sorcerer and Beyond Zork. In the latter, it's too powerful to fight until you immobilize it by cutting a giant onion.
    • There's also the "You Have Grown a Total of 12 Eyes" mutation.
  • When Fadroh from Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean goes into One-Winged Angel mode, he has an eye in his crotch. Which shoots ludicrously-powerful laser beams.
  • In Battleborn, Orendi has an eye in the palm of each of her four hands a la the Pale Man from Pan's Labyrinth.
  • The angels in Bayonetta are revealed to be all about this once you crack through their marble skin.
  • The Binding of Isaac has the Analog Stick item, which adds a ring of eyes around Isaac's forehead.
  • BlazBlue:
    • Ragna, the "main" character, has a gauntlet/ magical prosthetic arm with a red eye-like design on the back of the hand. The eye even opens widely when he uses his Blood Kain ability. Note that Robot Girl Nu-13 has a virtually identical eye-design that she wears as an eyepatch, one of many hints that the two characters are connected. The True Ending reveals that these "eyes" are note  Azure Grimoires.
    • Tsubaki Yayoi is another example of this. When she equips the Izayoi in Continuum Shift she has an eyeball on her hat, and eyeball on her book, and an eyeball on the handle of her sword. Ironically, she goes blind in the second game, but gets better after her Face–Heel Turn in Chronophantasma and Heel–Face Turn in Central Fiction.
    • Hakumen has red eyes on his shoulders, wrists, and shin. Mu-12 has the same ones on her armor's shoulders.
    • Arakune, the game's resident Eldritch Abomination can grow them just about...anywhere. His Astral Heat turns him into a giant eye which in the first two games merely was an instant KO if it touched you, but two games later, if the move landed, eyes appeared on the screen...and giant centipedes crawled out of them. Oh, and the centipedes have eyes on their backs.
  • Bloodborne: This could be the game's friggin' tagline. Eyes show up in all sorts of places they really shouldn't; studded all over heads, on enemies' bodies, on brains, in place of one boss's teeth, as eyeball spiders, on scenery, on lanterns, and so on. Gaining Insight is also often referred to as lining one's brain with eyes. And then you realize that most of these monsters are the results of Byrgenwerth/Healing Church experiments on gaining Insight, and suddenly lining your brain with eyes sounds uncomfortably literal...
  • Mittux from Bound by Blades appears to be a gigantic, eyeless monster consisting of a giant mouth with bat-like wings. But then it uses it's tongue to lash out at you, and it's eye is located on the tongue's tip.
  • CarnEvil has Eyeclops, a two-headed cyclops with one eye on each head, three on his chest, and several others on his limbs.
  • One of the early boss monsters from Catherine is the Immoral Beast, a warped human torso with its limbs on backward, a Vagina Dentata mouth, and a pair of eyes on its ass.
  • Cuphead: The Blind Specter of the Phantom Express has eyes in his hands and even fires out eyeballs from them.
  • Cosmo Police Galivan: The arena where you fight the boss, Hezmo, has eyes growing out of the wall in the background.
  • Darkest Dungeon totes so many eyes . Many of the things more heavily affected by the eldritch powers sprouting from the Darkest Dungeon have eyes peppered everywhere, most notable being the Flesh, an amalgamation of constantly-mutating pork from failed summoning experiments. As it turns out, blinking black beady eyes in the entirely wrong places is a hallmark of the Heart of Darkness, the Eldritch Abomination the Ancestor came into contact with.
  • Q-Bee (along with the entire Soul Bee race) from Darkstalkers has four eyes. The two eyes on her face, where eyes would normally be found on humanoids, are not her real eyes: those would be the large compound eyes on the top of her head. This is reflected in her animations, with her head tilted downward so her real eyes can look directly at her opponent.
  • A trip into hell in Devil May Cry normally includes eyes on the walls. They tie in with series Satan analog Mundus, who is most prominently represented by the third eye on his forehead.
  • With Disgaea, we have the galactic demons from Disgaea: Hour of Darkness and Desco from Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten.
  • In Disney's Hades Challenge, Typhon has dozens of heads with eyes inside their mouths.
  • The Architect from Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening is an unusual example. His eyes are in his face... but they're asymmetrically arranged very close together above his nose, with one tilted, in a way that's possibly more wrong than having them elsewhere on his body.
  • Dragon Quest:
    • Dragon Quest III: Zoma has a big, bulging eye on his helmet. And it's not decorative. It's functional. The "hows" of which are probably better left unasked.
    • Dragon Quest VII: Orgodemir's brain on his final form turns out to hide an extra eye, which is shown when he uses Magic Burst.
  • Dread Templar has the Stitches Spider, a former human (or humanoid) ripped apart and reassembled to form a spider-like shape. With a gigantic eye on the shoulder.
  • Dwarf Fortress has staring eyeball, a kind of grass found only in evil biomes that is made out of eyeball. Cows can still eat it, though.
  • Elden Ring: The Fire Giant boss has a one-eyed face on its torso. The eye opens when he Turns Red.
  • Final Fantasy:
    • The Hecteyes (and similar) enemies in the series are nothing but giant pulsating masses of flesh, entirely covered in eyes. Final Fantasy VII has Jenova, who in the words of the Internet:
      "She has eyes for nipples! Eyes for nipples!!!"note 
    • In Final Fantasy XII, the bestiary entry for the Hecteyes monsters explains that only one pair of its eyes actually function, and the others are there to throw off any foes that go for the eyes when attacking.
    • Estinien, in Final Fantasy XIV, spends a while with giant eyes embedded in his forearms. As demonstrated when the player tries to remove them, the eyes are quite firmly attached. This is also a recurring issue with the Terminus Beasts in Shadowbringers and Endwalker. One of the Amaurot dungeon bosses appears to be a ten-foot-tall caterpillar covered in eyes, and the mobs in Vanaspati include something that appears to have eyes on the back of an elephant's head.
  • Flash of the Blade have eyes growing out of walls as result of the Soulstealer's powers. As well as an area where you're attacked by dozens and dozens of deformed hands, each of them covered in eyes.
  • Ennard from Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location has several sets of eyes all over its body, owing to it being a combination of the endoskeletons of all four Afton Robotics animatronics. Even when it ejects Baby from itself and becomes Molten Freddy in Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator, it still retains the numerous eyes.
  • Malassa, the goddess of darkness in Heroes of Might and Magic games that are set in the world of Ashan, takes the form of an enormous black dragon with eyes on her wings.
  • I See You: In a later part of the game there are eyes on the walls.
  • The final boss of Kirby's Return to Dream Land doesn't reveal his mouth until he Turns Red, where you see that it's less a mouth and more a giant eyeball. In Deluxe's True Arena, not only does Magolor Soul's main eyes disappear, but the eye in his mouth is permanently visible.
    • Anything possessed by Dark Matter usually ends up with this trope applying in some manner. Most famously, King Dedede sprouts an eye on his stomach (which occasionally transforms into a mouth because... reasons?) and in Kirby 64, a Dark Matter-possessed Waddle Dee grows an eye that covers his entire face, making he look like a Waddle Doo minus the beam ability.
    • A similar thing happens in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards when 02 reveals his true form. Yikes.
    • Dark Mind in Kirby & the Amazing Mirror has a massive gaseous eyeball that serves as both his weak spot and true form. Not only that, but this returns in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe and Super Kirby Clash as King D-Mind.
    • There are also the Grab Hands (which belong to none other than Dark Crafter) in Kirby and the Rainbow Curse. Dark Crafter himself also has a pair of sunglasses over his single eye. It could be that these shades are actually his real eyes.
    • Kirby Star Allies features the final boss, Void Termina, who has eyes that appear in various places that serve as the only place it can be damaged, including on its stomach, shoulders, back, and forehead.
  • In The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV, the true form of Ishmelga, a monster responsible for spreading a curse throughout Erebonia, is a large blob with three eyes placed at seemingly random positions.
  • The Legend of Zelda:
  • The Legendary Axe have the last boss of the first game, Jagu, whose One-Winged Angel form has eyes all over his body. Including bulging eyeballs on his kneecaps and shoulders.
  • LSD: Dream Emulator sometimes gives areas textures that put eyes in the scenery, on the floor or in windows, for example.
  • Ultron-Sigma, the Big Bad of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, has glowing blue eyes on his chest.
  • Metroid:
    • Super Metroid: Phantoon is a bulbous tentacled ghost creature with a large eyeball inside its mouth.
    • Metroid Prime Trilogy: Dark Samus/Metroid Prime has an eye on the back of her hand, for apparently no reason except to look scary as hell when she first appears. This actually makes some sense, because the manual for Metroid 2 says the Power Crystal that Samus has in the same place is a sensor. However, it's unknown if the makers of the Prime series knew that at the time. The eye is absent in from Dark Samus' hand in Echoes. Absent until the climax where Dark Samus has been exposed to so much phazon that its insides are visible. At this point the eye on its hand can also be seen.
  • Zoe (formerly known as "Z'gord") from Monster Prom has a humanoid form that appears to have perfectly normal eyes on her face, but they're really only for appearances. She actually sees from the green ones in her "hair," on her chest, and on her left leg.
  • The Neverhood: Ottoborg is depicted as having eyes on his palms on Wall of Records. The fact that he is king created to be happy and joyful all the day may or may not induce further creepiness.
  • Wizeman from NiGHTS into Dreams… has eyes in his six floating hands and nowhere else.
  • Ōkami:
    • One of the enemies in the game consists of a wheel with a huge eye in the center. Even better though, the locks in the game consist of a single giant eye and mouth. You unlock them by driving the key right into the eye.
    • One of the bosses, the Spider Queen (or "Prostitute Spider" in the original translation). It's scary enough her head is just an eyeless giant mouth complete with oversized mandibles, but her abdomen can open up like a flower bud which has 8 EYEBALLS for petals.
  • Normally, the Patapon series wouldn't entirely count, since the eyes are essentially their bodies. But Arch Pandara, the final boss slash ultimate Eldritch Abomination of Patapon 3, has five eyes and none of them are on its face: there are two in its palms, two on the backs of its elbows, and one in the very middle of its waist. It looks even more off when compared to the heroes.
  • Jirachi from Pokémon has an eye on its abdomen. Thankfully Jirachi is adorable and its eye is closed most of the time, so it manages to not be creepy.
    • Wobbuffet and Wynaut's eyes are on their tails. The Wobbuffet species in particular are extremely protective of them, and the pokedex implies that they hold 'a secret'. A popular theory is that the squinty eyes on their face aren't eyes at all.
    • Claydol has eyes all around its head, with a beak between each one of them.
    • Barbaracle has eyes on its hands. Then again, each "hand" is an entity in itself.
    • Meowstic have psychic organs on the inside of their ears, that look exactly like their eyes.
    • Lusamine gains 16 extra ones in her mutated form in Sun and Moon; one in each "arm" tentacle and three in each "rear" tentacle.
    • Mr. Rime has an extra pair of eyes on his torso, along with an entire extra face there minus a mouth.
  • When William Birkin injects himself with the G-Virus in Resident Evil 2, his first mutation is a gigantic eyeball growing out of his shoulder.
  • Scribblenauts: The Shoggoth has many eyes placed on the side of its body.
  • Shin Megami Tensei's White Rider's horse is covered in staring blue human eyes.
  • Peacock, from Skullgirls, has six elongated eyes located prominently on her cybernetic arms. That's not counting the indefinite amount of free-floating eyes she can summon. And those Black Bead Eyes on her face? They're where her normal eyes used to be before they were gouged out.
  • The Sand Scorpion from Sonic and the Secret Rings has a total of 6 eyes: two on each of its tails, one on its back, and one in its mouth.
    • Perfect Dark Gaia from Sonic Unleashed has seven huge eyes inside its mouth.
  • Soul Series:
    • In SoulCalibur II, in his shirtless costume, Nightmare's freaky claw-arm extends to his chest, complete with a red eye where his nipple would be.
    • The cursed sword Soul Edge has a single glaring eye somewhere, no matter what shape it takes, bar a few where it's impossible to place an eye where it wouldn't be held or use directly in common attacks, such as Maxi's nunchucks and Tira's ring of death. But generally it will sprout an eye when possible.
  • Stray: A particularly unsettling case of this trope lies in the heart of the Sewers, where the Zurk nest lurks. Not only are there way too many eyes on the walls, said eyes are also huge and blood-red. And when they notice anything delicious they'll summon loads of Zurks to feast on it—cats and robots included.
  • Super Cyborg have various Xirxul-spawned monsters having eyes in the most random of places. You'll see eyes growing on flesh-covered walls, for starters.
    • The first boss, Imeotra beast have a hidden single eye in its mouth / chin area.
    • Giddagn Symbiont is an alien monster whose body is a mess of organs, with five visible gigantic eyes on its surface and none on the head.
  • A rather famous bug in Super Smash Bros. Melee shows that Daisy's trophy has a third eye on the back of her head, hidden behind her hair.
  • Eyerok from Super Mario 64 is a pair of giant telepathic stone hands with eyes set in the palms.
  • One of the creepier traits of Yukari Yakumo of the Touhou series is her penchant for having eyes appear in the gaps that she creates.
  • Undertale:
    • A common theme with the monsters is featuring what appear to be eyes some odd place, implying that the ones on its face aren't really eyes. Froggit has a pair underneath him, Knight Knight has very large ones on her torso, and Gyftrot's real eyes might be at the base of its antlers (notably, they appear to blink while the ones on its face do not).
    • Subverted with Astigmatism: what appears to be a single, large eye taking up most of their body is actually their mouth; their real eyes are actually where you'd expect them to be (by human facial anatomical standards, anyway).
  • Alhazad's final form in Wild ARMs has a single eye in his mouth.
  • In The Witch And The Hundred Knight 2, people who have a vertical slit on their forehead is a sign that they have the Witch Disease, a disease that transforms the infected into an immoral and nigh unstoppable witch the moment that slit opens up to reveal a large third eye.
  • World of Warcraft:
    • The Icecrown Citadel bosses Rotface and his brother Festergut. There's another eye on the back of its head, though it's usually staring at the ceiling.
    • One of the Old God bosses, Yogg-Saron, inverts this trope by having toothy mouths where eyes would be. And those toothy mouths are all over his head and body.
    • Cataclysm features Cho'gal, an ogre leader of the Twilight Cult, with eyes on his chest and arms.
  • Yume Nikki:
    • One of the powers Madotsuki can obtain turns her head into a hand with an eye on it.
    • More than that, eyes where they do not belong or no eyes where they do belong are a strong theme in Yume Nikki. In some areas it seems like everything has eyes but the place that should have them.

    Web Animation 
  • Cyriak's online animated video "Something" features 1950s people with excess eyes and mouths.
  • Mystery Skulls Animated: Arthur's amputated arm somehow developed an eye in the middle of its hand.

  • In Alice and the Nightmare, the Jabberwocky have eyes all over their shapeless bodies.
  • Roger Pepitone from College Roomies from Hell!!! mutated an eye in his hand, which is much less frequently referred to compared to the more useful mutations of his roomies.
  • The giant snake-demon from Blue Moon Blossom combines this with Cyclops and Extra Eyes as it has one single large primary eye roughly where one would expect to find eyes, and a bunch of smaller eyes all across its head and up and down its body.
  • Brawl in the Family looks deeper in what daily life would mean for the aforementioned Phantoon, who has an eye in its mouth, in "Phantoon has it Rough". Indeed it does.
  • Dan and Mab's Furry Adventures has Cindy, who was born with an eye on the palm of her hand as a result of excessive exposure to magic. Other than that she's perfectly normal. She eventually commits suicide, several years after Abel left the town due to prejudice about his wings. It's implied that Cindy may have killed herself due to discrimination, and being unable to make friends after Abel's family left.
  • Drowtales had one or more extra eyes being standard for the heavily tainted once their seed starts taking them over, as demonstrated by Kes'sen, or a scar where a third eye should be for one character — but Naal'suul gains an eye on someone else's tongue as part of a massive random fusion of demon-tainted bodies. And it's implied there's more where that came from hidden in the shadows.
  • In El Goonish Shive, the Abberation known as Gullet has eyes in his torso.
  • Girl Genius:
  • In Goblins spin-off comic Tempts Fate, the title character has a demonic eyeball on the sole of one of his feet, as a result of being cursed by a demon lord.
  • In Godslave, Turner has an extra eye on his neck, albeit this seems to be a method to stay in contact with Heru rather than for seeing.
  • Coyote from Gunnerkrigg Court has an eye on his chest and one on each of his shoulders and thighs. They appear to be stylized eye designs, but in the last panel here, they are clearly turning to look at Antimony. He also has a slightly less conspicuous pair behind each of his ears.
  • Homestuck gives us the Ugly Cute Vodka Mutini, a mutant kitten with four eyes.
  • Angels in Kill Six Billion Demons have various weird body shapes, but some of the most common features are wings, lots of eyes in strange places, and eyes on wings.
  • The Sanity Circus:
    • Sammy Talbot's eyes extend out of his skull.
    • Spycrows don't have eyes in their faces, but do have giant staring one in their chests instead.
  • Sgt. Schlock from Schlock Mercenary usually keeps his eyes above his mouth, but since he's an amorphous blob and they aren't actually part of his body, he can put them anywhere, such as on tentacles to look around corners. At one point, he had four eyes, and kept two in his mouth, to "watch what he ate!"
    "Puns are not supposed to be that gross. Please don't do that again."
  • Trevor (2020): When the medical team splits up to get away from Trevor, he appears to watch them with a multitude of eyes through the ventilation system, and it's not clear where on his body they have formed.
  • Parodied in the last panel of this VG Cats strip on Spore.
  • Unsounded:
    • Lowing Shaensigin's exteral eye sockets are empty, but she has two large bright blue eyes inside her mouth.
    • When the Selver starts sprouting monsters their eyes are odd, with them all on one side of a vaguely dog shaped being, and one between the legs of another.
  • In Wurr, Iralbe the hell hound has two eyes set into his tongue, which open when he pants and close when he retracts his tongue. His empty eye sockets are covered in heat-sensing pits instead.
  • 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.

    Web Original 
  • Mollymauk and by extension, Lucien, in Critical Role has nine red eyes marked across his body. While he initially thought they were tattoos, they glow and bleed when he uses his powers, and apparently would not take ink when he tried to cover them up. Given their origin, and the fact that they seem able turn and watch things on their own, it's safe to say that they're more than just simple tattoos.
  • Markiplier once did a Let's Play with his friend and frequent collaborator LordMinion777 for the game Spore. Naturally, the game gives you opportunities for tropes like this, such as how at one point the duo made a three-eyed monster — with two regular eyes and a "back butthole eye".
  • The Lickitung in this horrific Pokémon drawing.
  • In Ruby Quest, Ruby enters a dark room to speak with Subject Six. At first he doesn't seem to have any eyes at all; but as Ruby speaks to him, more and more luminous eyeballs begin opening in the darkness around her. Then Tom turns on the lights... suffice to say, all the eyeballs are attached to Subject Six. In one way or another.
    • And this isn't even considering Ruby's supernatural third eye either.
  • The SCP Foundation has a few of these in containment:
    • SCP-401 ("A Palm Tree"). It's a tree made up of human organs that has an eye on the end of each of its fingers.
    • SCP-1160 ("Effective Containment"). SCP-1160 has insect-like eyes around its head and neck, giving it 360 degree vision.
    • SCP-2289 ("The Devils' Eyes"). These are not demonic eyes, mind you. The devil here is the endangered marsupial known as the Tazmanian Devil, host in real life to a transmissible cancer. The anomaly is that this particular strain of the cancer has managed to jump the species barrier, and has a fondness for forming functioning eyes.
    • SCP-2756 ("Surreal Landscaper"). SCP-2756 is an anomalous infection that causes extra organs (such as eyes) to grow at random locations on living creatures. One SCP-2756 victim has extra eyes growing on their abdomen and forearm.
  • Weapon Brown: Similar to the Shelley thing, Mistress Van Pelt has some interesting ideas for C.A.L.v1N.
  • Carmilla from the Whateley Universe. She's the child of Gothmog and often has eyes on stalks in horrible places. One time she grabbed Shadowwolf and her face split. Down the middle. Inside were more tentacles, with eyes on stalks. And other Body Horror tropes. Shadowwolf screamed and wet himself.
  • Crawler from Worm has eyes all over his torso. He doesn't look even remotely human anymore.
  • Zalgo mutations, although the ones on the face liquify into Bloody Tears.

    Western Animation 
  • Krumm in Aaahh!!! Real Monsters carried his eyes around in his hands. His father did the same thing, but after one of his eyes was fired out of a rifle in the Revolutionary War, he started wearing a black glove on that hand. This was generally played for laughs, such as the episode where he lodges them into a mummy, then can't get them out before they have to retreat.
  • Played for Laughs in the Animaniacs episode, "Chalkboard Bungle", When Miss Flamiel suspects the Warners are misbehaving behind her back, she proceeds to tell them she has eyes in the back of her head. The Warners respond by telling her that they do too and proceed to show her as proof. Wakko is shown to have nine eyes in the back of his head.
  • An episode of Aqua Teen Hunger Force has Carl being sucked into a jet-powered toilet, leaving only his head intact. Frylock makes several attempts to construct a new body for Carl, including one made entirely of eyes from a website specializing in medical waste.
    Master Shake: Wait a minute. Before you turn him on... do you think he'll be able to see us?
    Frylock: In ways you can only imagine.
    Master Shake: But look, I mean... is he going to be able to chase us? 'Cause if I woke up lookin' like that, I would just run towards the nearest living thing and kill it.
  • Ten-Eyed Man and Mutant Master in Batman: The Brave and the Bold.
  • Ben 10:
    • One of Ben's many transformations is Eye Guy, a Captain Ersatz of Cyclops from X-Men in powers. Eyes cover nearly every inch of his body except his head, which instead has large batlike ears.
    • During the first series, when we learn what the Omnitrix is called, Ghostfreak is seen moving his eye behind him to look at Gwen. Without his second skin he can't do it since his head is basically a skull.
  • Final Space: In Episode 3, the helpers of the Order of Twelve don't have eyes in their heads but rather several mobile eyes floating around their bodies. Stevil can even use his eyes to trap people, like Mooncake.
  • One episode of Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends had Ivan, a "seeing eye friend" for a blind child who had dozens of eyes.
  • Dondoozat from Jean-Luc & Dondoozat has his eyes positioned so one is above the other, with his nostrils between them.
  • In Lavender Castle, Captain Thrice has a third eye on his nose.
  • The Problem Blob from Numberjacks has an eye on a stalk that can come out of his mouth at times.
  • The Owl House: Belos's One-Winged Angel form has glowing blue eyes all over its torso and back.
  • One monster in The Powerpuff Girls (1998) was a large floating sphere completely covered in eyes. It could also shoot lasers from any of them. Hence, it effectively shut the girls down in combat as any attempt they made to get close resulted in the monster spotting her and zapping her. Conveniently, Blossom's poorly-cut hair made the monster laugh so hard, it shut all of its eyes, allowing Bubbles and Buttercup to damage it.
  • Peek-A-Blue from She-Ra: Princess of Power gets Psychic Powers by the eyes on her peacock tail.
  • Dr. Five Eyes of Skysurfer Strike Force has two normal ones, one in the center of his forehead, one on the back of his head and a giant eye on his chest.
  • Steven Universe: The Centipeedle has a single eye, which also happens to be her gem, inside of her mouth. She's still able to eat despite it though, not that she needs to. Before she was corrupted, she was still a Cyclops, but had a normal mouth below her eye.
  • Morbulus in SWAT Kats, who has eyes in the back of his head.
  • Transformers :
    • In an episode of Transformers: Animated Prowl and Bumblebee get infected by space barnacles. They end up with eyes in quite a few places, but Prowl has one distinctly on his hand.
    • Transformers: Prime features Unicron having an eye inside his spark chamber.
  • Xavier: Renegade Angel: Along with being a bizarre humanoid with brown hair, mouth beak, six nipples, backwards legs, and a snake hand, Xavier also has a giant eye placed in the middle of his crotch which he calls his "pen-eye"
    • One episode had Xavier meet a Mexican pet store owner who sells Mix-and-Match Critters and is struggling financially. At one point, it seems like he says "Ay, chihuahua", but he really said "Eye Chihuahua", which is one of the pets he's selling. It's a chihuahua covered in eyeballs.

    Real Life 
  • In the course of evolution eyes have apparently evolved multiple times, and sometimes in not-exactly-expected places.
    • Box jellyfish have four sets of eyes on four sides of their body.
    • Many insects have five eyes: two compound ones and three simple ones called ocelli.
    • Spiders have six or, more often, eight eyes for 360 degree field of view. As an example, Jumping spiders have eight eyes: six smaller eyes for 360 degree view and a pair of huge anterior median eyes for high-magnification view of their potential prey, much like the field binoculars. The front sides of those eyes cannot move, but the retinas can.
    • Tuatara has a third, parietal eye (lens, retina, and all) at the top of its head.
    • Scallops have tiny eyes all over the edge of the mantle.
    • The critter that takes the cake is Ophiocoma wendtii, a kind of a brittle star. The upper side of its whole damn body is covered with refracting crystals and interconnected photoreceptors, forming one huge eye. Think about it for a moment.
    • While not possessing eyes in the strictest sense, certain species of starfish have skins that are entirely coated in optic nerves, allowing them to look in every possible direction simultaneously
  • Not a straight example, but many animals (especially insects) have false eyes used to startle enemies or fool them into attacking the wrong body part.
    • Some researchers invoked this, discovering that painting eyes on the backsides of cattle significantly reduced attacks by predators such as lions and leopards. Obviously, they all are eventually going to figure this ruse out, especially if the method is overused, so the researchers believe it is best used sparingly for only the most valuable cattle, with plenty of unpainted cattle in the herd to help lure the predators' attention to only the least valuable ones.
    • Likewise, peacocks have fanlike tails covered in spots that resemble eyes. In addition to scaring predators, the tails also serve to attract peahens (female peafowl, with smaller tails and drabber plumage than the iconic males).
  • Another non-straight example: many animals - especially deep sea animals - have what appears to be many eye-like structures all over their bodies. These are often smaller and simpler than normal eyes, and may often come in odd shapes such as a teardrop or an ovoid, but they still have many features you'd see in an eye, including lenses and shutters (eyelids). However, once you see them in action on a living creature, you'll see that these structures - called photophores - are actually eyes working in reverse. Instead recieving light, they emit it into a focused beam.
  • Flounders are born with normally placed eyes, but as the fish mature, one eye moves to the other side of the head, making them look not unlike a Picasso painting.
  • Speaking of fish, the aptly-named four-eyed fish, adapted to spot food right at the water's surface, has protruding eyeballs that are divided horizontally, giving it an upper set of pupils that see in air and a lower pair that see underwater. That's right: it's got its extra eyes in its eyes
  • Genetic experiments on fruit flies have produced flies with up to sixteen functional eyes on various parts of their bodies.
  • A mutant toad was found in Hamilton, Ontario that had functional eyes inside its mouth.
  • It's been theorized that some labyrinthodonts (ancient amphibians) had the ability to rotate their eyeballs to look out the roof of the mouth, letting them directly watch for prey swimming past or into their jaws.
  • A teratoma is a type of tumor in which tissues of very different type (compared to tissues which would be normal for that location on the body) may form actual organs inside the tumor. Relatively simple structures like teeth and hair are the most common organs that occur in a teratoma, but more complex organs have also been reported, such as feet, hands, and — you guessed it — eyes.


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Belos's true form

When Luz tricks Belos into getting a Coven sigil, he is immediately affected by the Draining Spell. Unfortunately, the magic inside his body was what allowed him to retain a human shape, and having it all drained out means he transforms into his true form - a 10 foot tall, skeletal monster made of rotting flesh and covered in glowing blue eyes.

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