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Mismatched Eyes

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When a character has differently colored eyes, it may represent one of the following:

  • Duality Motif: Differently colored eyes foreshadow/reinforce a dual nature about the character.
  • Electronic Eye: One eye is cybernetic.
  • Glass Eye: One of their eyes is a prosthesis.
  • Mad Eye: One of the eyes is considerably weirder.
  • Magical Eye: One eye grants them magical powers.
  • Mark of the Supernatural: Marks the character as special in some way, whether as magical, nonhuman, or something else entirely.
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  • Real Life: Heterochromia iridum Bear in mind that while healthy individuals can have this—see star baseball pitcher Max Scherzer—it is often a sign of medical problems.
  • Red Right Hand: To foreshadow/reinforce something evil about the character.
  • Shared Unusual Trait: Two or more characters have differently colored eyes because they're related or connected somehow.

Alternative Title(s): Heterochromia, Odd Eyed, Odd Eyes, Boat Lights


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