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Victim: Uh... about your eyes, sir, did you injure them?
Jei: They merely reflect one whose soul has been touched by the Gods.

In Real Life, some people have different colored irises, but what they can't have is a pupil, iris and sclera be the same color. In fiction, however, this isn't an issue, and you can get characters with eyes that have only one color.

This trope is used to highlight the unnatural and the alien in a work. One common application is Mind-Control Eyes. In some anime and manga, Blank White Eyes are used to indicate shock. In speculative fiction, Prophet Eyes are used to indicate prescience or clairvoyance.

Many modern comic books have superheroes' eyes turn pure white while wearing masks. Apparently, this is to make them look more "disguised" than they would with just their (normally pretty flimsy) half-masks. This does, however, have the drawback of dehumanizing them in the eyes of some fans. Blank eyes coupled with Glowing Eyes of Doom usually indicate that someone is using his/her power (e.g. spellcasting) or about to.

Specific subtropes include Black Eyes of Evil (pure black eyes indicating that serious evil is present) and Red Eyes, Take Warning (pure red eyes means something really bad is going to happen).


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    Anime and Manga 
  • D.Gray-Man:
    • General Winters Socalo has completely white eyes. This serves to enhance that fact that he is Ax-Crazy.
    • Skin Bolic as well. Interestingly he didn't have them prior to his Noah awakening which means he gained those while losing his sanity under the influence of the Noah memory.
  • In earlier adaptations of Cyborg 009, Albert Heinrich (Cyborg 004) has white eyes with no irises or pupils. In the 2001 anime series, his eyes have light blue sclera and dark blue irises with no pupils.
  • Dragon Ball: Several aliens are drawn with entirely red eyes, like the Saiyan Great Apes, Burter, and Cooler's final transformation. Broly is also notable for always being drawn with Blank White Eyes as a Legendary Super Saiyan, emphasizing his Berserker status. In Dragon Ball GT, Baby starts out with pupiled white eyes but develops reflective, solid blue eyes that look more like lenses as he develops.
  • Godzilla: Singular Point: Salunga possesses blank white eyes.
  • Several Hetalia: Axis Powers characters have this, including Japan, Norway, and Liechtenstein.
    • Also, Turkey's eyes are white with his mask.
  • Although he always wears a mask, Meta Knight from Kirby: Right Back at Ya! usually seems to have yellow eyes. His eye color changes with his emotional state, but it's always a single color (although it does phase between two or three colors on occasion). In the games, he has solid white eyes when unmasked though from Kirby: Planet Robobot onwards, his eyes are yellow with or without the mask.
  • In Lyrical Nanoha, performing a Unison with either Reinforce gives you solid blue eyes. Reinforce Zwei herself also has solid blue eyes.
  • A couple characters in Naruto are drawn this way (not counting ones that may just have black iris which don't stick out from their pupils), including Gaara, Ino, Kakuzu, Karin, and Kurotuchi.
    • The Byakugan of the Hyuga clan comes pretty close to monochromatic. The iris and sclera are both white, but just barely different enough shades to be distinguishable. The pupil, on the other hand, blends in completely with the iris.
  • This is used for characters in the future of Now and Then, Here and There. No explanation was offered about why they all have it, except for Abelia.
  • Most ordinary residents of Tokyo/New Townsville from Powerpuff Girls Z have solid eye colors.
  • Cheza the Flower Maiden from Wolf's Rain has wholly red eyes. You can see the different parts, because there are darker areas, but no other colours. One creator interview explains that they first considered just red irises, but that had been done before, and they wanted her to look not-so-human.

    Comic Books 
  • Black Moon Chronicles: Haazheel Thorn has some pretty scary eyes, as he lacks pupils. This is just one hint that he's only half-human.
  • Concrete's eyes go completely black when he uses his "night vision", but otherwise look "human" despite their inhuman vision. He squicks out a kid out trying to show them off.
    Concrete: I have owl eyes when I want 'em. See?
    Boy: EUHHH! Change 'em back!
  • New Gods: Darkseid has solid red eyes. Depending on the Author, when looking very, very close, he actually has barely-distinct square-irises similar to those of Galactus.
  • Fantastic Four: Most Heralds of Galactus, like the Silver Surfer, have a pair of these.
  • Green Lantern: Hal Jordan and Kyle Rayner get this effect from their masks.
  • In Hellboy, both Hellboy and Roger the Homunculus have solid yellow eyes, while Abe Sapien has solid blue eyes.
  • In Little Orphan Annie, everybody has blank white eyes.
  • Lunar Girl and Scarlet Sparrow: When a girl, a fire fighter, and a cat are staring in awe at Lunar Girl and Scarlet Sparrow arriving on the scene, the cat's eyes are shown to be solid white.
  • Paperinik New Adventures: Xadhoom has solid green eyes. The Evronians have solid azure eyes (except the mutants, that have regular eyes). The coolflames have those Depending on the Artist.
  • Essence from Red Hood and the Outlaws has solid black eyes.
  • Relative Heroes antagonists Kittyhawk and Napalm have solid white eyes.
  • Lord Morpheus from The Sandman (1989) has starfield eyes, although usually they're depicted as pure black.
  • Johnny Alpha of Strontium Dog has pure white eyes, because he's a mutant.
  • Starfire of Teen Titans has solid green eyes. Her animated counterpart has green irises and green-tinted whites. Her eyes do turn to a monochromatic glowing green when she uses her powers, however.
  • Jei-san of Usagi Yojimbo and anyone he "possesses".
  • Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan has white eyes with no visible pupils.
  • Wonder Woman:
    • Wonder Woman (1942):
      • The somewhat inconstant coloring of Golden Age comics results in Queen Atomia being depicted with solid green eyes which give her an even more inhuman appearance—mostly in smaller panels—though it's clear she's meant to have a thin slit pupil splitting the poisonous green.
      • The Gremlins (which are extraterrestiral) have large solidly dark blue to black eyes.
    • Wonder Woman (2006): The Gargareans have solid milky white eyes, as they are an army of the dead their eyes are made to resemble those of the dead whose eyes end up with a milky film under the lens.
  • X-Men:
    • Nightcrawler and his mother Mystique both have solid yellow eyes. In adaptations, it's different (and whether it's the whites or irises that are yellow varies). Sometimes, they're given narrow, black, cat-like pupils.
    • Storm has eyes that turn solid white when she uses her powers.

    Fan Works 
  • Abraxas (Hrodvitnon): The Many apparently have a tendency to turn their infected hosts' eyes a dead, milky white. When Monster X's fury reaches Glowing Eyes of Doom levels, their eyes' pupils apparently disappear amidst the red light.
  • In The Keys Stand Alone, Paul's eyes turn fully golden when he uses his power/magic sight. He was stuck with them that way for a few chapters until Cirelle helped him gain control over them. Also, the wizard Shaamforouz has golden orbs for eyes.
  • In Life Is Worth Living it is explained why the future people from Now and Then, Here and There have monochromatic eyes: Over the years a genetic mutation arose where this showed up and regular-eyed people were driven out of the gene pool. The reason that Abelia has regular eyes is because she was brought into the future from the past.

    Films — Live-Action 

  • When the Elimist from Animorphs takes on a humanoid form to speak to the teens, he is described as having eyes that look like a starfield - black with myriad little white dots in the distance.
  • In Brimstone Angels, Farideh and her sister Havilar have these, being Dungeons & Dragons tieflings (see Tabletop Games below). Farideh has one solid gold eye, one silver one, while Havilar's are both gold.
  • The Broken Sword by Poul Anderson downplays this: though elves' eyes have pupils, they're "hard to see" and the eyes glow dim blue.
  • Blanc Isolde, Cerberus High's resident frosthound-canid, has pure white eyes and Mystical White Hair. As a result, he is treated like a unicorn around the school.
  • In Louise Lawrence's post-apocalyptic young adult novel Children of the Dust, a mutation arises among the survivors of a nuclear holocaust, resulting in offspring whose eyes are white with black pin-prick pupils. Most animal species, including humans (who are also born with white fur all over their bodies) are affected.
  • The di'Taykan of Tanya Huff's Confederation of Valor have this. Rather than a single discrete pupil and iris their eyes are made up of hundreds of microscopic pupils embedded in a solid, single coloured mass of muscles that widens and shrinks them depending on ambient light conditions and is capable of shutting them completely, giving this appearance.
  • A rule of magic on Discworld is that the eyes are the one thing no-one can magically disguise. Most Discworld gods have some sort of monochromatic eyes, depending on the nature of the deity in question; The Lady has blank emerald green, and Fate has a starfield. Illustrations show the others as having blank golden-white glowing eyes.
    • Vorbis, the villain of Small Gods, has eyes of pure black.
    • Kaos has all-black eyes that turn silver when he's angry.
    • Ymper Trymon, when possessed by the Things from the Dungeon Dimensions trying to enter reality through his head, had eyes that were holes into blankness.
    • Coin the Sourceror had many-faceted eyes of solid gold colour.
  • The Doorway and the Deep: Nash's eyes go solid white whenever he uses his keen, which allows him to see long distances, making him an excellent look-out.
  • The Fremen in Dune have all-blue eyes. It's a sign of long-term Melange consumption.
  • Ursula K. Le Guin has used this trope a couple of times in her Hainish novels. In City of Illusions, Falk has yellow irises that fill the whole visible part of his eyes, indicating that he comes from another planet. In Four Ways to Forgiveness Havzhiva, a Hainishman, is practically the only person on Yeowe whose eyes aren't monochromatic. His lover finds them exotic, as you'd expect.
  • The Star-Eyed Goddess of the Shin'a'in in Mercedes Lackey's Heralds of Valdemar series, as her name suggests, appears as a woman with starfield eyes.
  • The elves of Michael Stackpole's novel Fortress Draconis and its sequels have Monochromatic Eyes, usually in metallic colors, as juveniles. Since elves are immortal, they gain adulthood status (and regular eyes) through a ceremony, and the inability of a group of elves to do this because their island is in enemy hands is a plot point.
  • In David Eddings' Malloreon, the protagonists keep running into ambushes set by one particular villain, Naradas. They know it's always the same guy because witnesses and captured enemies always described the same way; his eyes are pure white, with only pupil being anything other than white.
  • In Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Briares has monochromatic brown eyes.
  • In one of Stephen King's short stories, "The Man in The Black Suit", a boy out fishing in the forest meets the Devil. Among his other inhuman attributes, said Devil had eyes that lacked irises, pupils and whites. Instead they were completely orange like the flickering flames dancing in a stove.
  • In the Star Trek Expanded Universe novels, the Damiani race have eyes of solid white or silver, while Seleneans have monochromatic green eyes.
  • Arkanians, of the Star Wars Expanded Universe, have pure white eyes. Chiss, on the other hand, have glowing red eyes - it's never mentioned in The Thrawn Trilogy if they're solid red or just the iris, but Pellaeon is never able to read his admiral, although in Outbound Flight Car'das can see Thrawn's gaze shifting from one thing to another. The cover to one of the Hand of Thrawn books seemed to hint that there are whites to Thrawn's eyes, even if they're not white, but the comic books and other visual depictions always make the eyes solid red.
    • Flim used "self-powered surface inserts" to simulate this when impersonating Thrawn.
  • Jorenians, from the Stardoc universe, have solid white eyes. In Blade Dancer, Jory—a Terran/Jorenian hybrid—has solid green eyes. No reason is given for this.

    Live Action TV 
  • Carnivŕle:
    • Brother Justin Crowe, whose eyes go completely black when he's feeling especially demonic.
    • As do Sofie's.
  • John Locke had one black eye and one white eye in a dream sequence in Lost.
  • Grimm: A Grimm's eyes appear the deepest possible black but only to Wessen.
  • Data (Brent Spiner) from Star Trek: The Next Generation as an android has completely yellow eyes with a small dot of a pupil. Referenced by Spiner when he released a musical album entitled "Ol' Yellow Eyes is back".
    • A better example is Geordi (while still wearing the VISOR), whose eyes were entirely white due to a birth defect.
  • Meg and Ruby and Sam, as of Season 4's finale have black eyes in Supernatural; Lilith's eyes are white. Oddly enough, the Yellow-Eyed Demon—Azazel—only gets yellow irises.
    • To indicate different ranks, maybe? All of the lower level demons have black eyes, but of the demons with different eye colours - Azazel (yellow), Alastair and Lilith (white), the Crossroads demon (red) - Azazel, Alastair and Lilith are all much more powerful than than your standard Mook. The Crossroads demon wasn't particularly hard to kill, but has a special job and therefore a different 'paygrade'?

  • The singer 2-D of the band Gorillaz has entirely black eyes. They look like Black Eyes of Evil, but he's actually quite a nice guy, if a bit of a ditz and a doormat. They come from when the band's bassist Murdoc hit him with his car, twice, causing eight-ball fractures in both eyes.
  • Russian rapper Eldzhey always wears white lenses, so his eyes look monochromatic, which increases recognizability of his image.


    Tabletop Games 
  • In Dungeons & Dragons:
    • Common in 4th edition races. They appear on the eladrin, an elf variant with an extra-strong connection to the Feywild; tieflings, diabolically tainted descendants of an empire-wide Deal with the Devil; the Noble Savage Goliaths; and the reincarnating, Semi-Divine Deva.
    • Some depictions give the Drow elves solid red or white eyes to accentuate their Always Chaotic Evil status.
    • Metallic and red dragons' eyes slowly become monochromatic as they age. The pattern goes: silver for silver dragons, gold for gold dragons, green for bronze dragons, aqua or teal for copper dragons, a sort of off-gold for brass dragons, and glowing red-orange for red dragons.
  • When Magic: The Gathering's fairy-tale world Lorwyn is transformed into the dark and gloomy Shadowmoor, the kithkin's eyes grow huge, lose their pupils, and glow faintly gold. It symbolizes the Hobbit Expies' change from slightly superstitious rustic folk with empathic powers to paranoid castle-dwellers with a full-blown hive mind.
  • Downplayed by Pathfinder elves: they have very large, shiny irises, which make their eyes look monochromatic and come across as disconcertingly alien to observers.
  • The elves in RuneQuest have monochrome eyes. They're actually humanoid plants.

    Video Games 
  • Mephisto, the Big Bad of Alundra 2, has a pair of these.
  • BARK (2022): The puppy's owner is shown with solid white, angry eyes. This is meant to make him look scarier in the dog's eyes.
  • Basingstoke: All of the characters in the game have their eyes as one solid colour.
  • The player character(s) in the Blood series have all-red eyes, likely related to their service to Tchernobog prior to the first game.
  • The Player Character of Buddy 2016 has these, as does a giant Monster Clown.
  • Burger & Frights: The bloody woman you see throughout the game has solid white eyes.
  • Claws of Furry: All four cat ninjas have these.
  • In Dark Souls II, the player character's eyes become completely white in Hollow form.
  • War from Darksiders has these ones.
  • In Delta Rune Seam's left eye is a black orb and his right eye is a orange button.
  • In Don't Starve, it's a common trait among some characters to have solid white eyes. The only exceptions are Wickerbottom's Black Bead Eyes and Woodie, Warly, Webber, Wilbur, and Woodlegs which are all males with solid white eyes.
  • Fubuki from Disgaea 2 has eyes that are completely white. Incidentally, they're not because of his supernatural nature (he's a demon, but so is everyone else in the game), but because his eyes were severely damaged when he was young, making him blind.
    • One of the defining characteristics of Majins and its expys (besides their jacked-up stats) in any Nippon Ichi game are their monochromatic eyes. Lord Zetta, whose appearance also resembles Disgaea's Majins, has white, iris-less eyes. Interestingly, his offspring Petta has white irises.
  • The Elder Scrolls:
    • Some Bosmer (Wood Elves) in the series have all-black eyes, while some Dunmer (Dark Elves) have all-red eyes.
    • Sheogorath, the Daedric Prince of Madness, has variously appeared either with all-green eyes or with cat-like eyes. Given that all Daedric Princes are shapeshifters who can choose to manifest in whatever form they like, this is rather justified.
    • Characters who have been resurrected using the Staff of Worms have all-black eyes.
  • Final Fantasy:
    • Final Fantasy IV: Most illustrations of Cecil Harvey as a Dark Knight give him a helmet with solid white eyes.
    • Many of the animals and monsters in Final Fantasy XIV have a singular eye color. Aside from human enemies, the number of enemies that avert the trope are exceedingly rare.
  • Ginger Beyond The Crystal: If you look closely at the druids' eyes, you'll see that they're solid yellow.
  • In Ian's Eyes, all the zombies have these.
  • Kingdom Hearts - In his One-Winged Angel form, Ansem's eyes turn completely orange, with paler spots where his irises should be.
  • Left 4 Dead's zombies have all white eyes. This is partly because it's creepy, but mostly because it takes less computing power to render all white eyes than actual eyes.
  • Fi from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword has them in a pretty shade of blue, matching pretty much the entire rest of her body.
  • Several characters both masked and unmasked from Mortal Kombat have the white variant of these. Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Raiden, Shinnok, etc.
  • Mine Craft:
    • The Piglins have small beady eyes that are white all over, as do Hoglins.
    • The legendary cryptid Herobrine has glowing white eyes.
  • The raptors trying to eat the soldier in 1916 - Der Unbekannte Krieg have solid white eyes.
  • Kreia of Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords has monochromatic white eyes, which become monochromatic black in her Sith form. She tells the player character that they look that way because she doesn't use them, preferring to see with the Force. Apparently she could restore her sight, she just doesn't want to since, as we all know, Your Eyes Can Deceive You.
  • In Mass Effect, Asari eyes turn solid black when they're mind-melding.
  • Metroid:
    • Metroid Prime 3: Corruption has Samus, in her highest state of Phazon corruption. You can see her clear bluish-white eyes reflected faintly in the scan visor, complete with non-glowing Tron Lines running down her face.
    • Metroid Fusion also has the SA-X's completely white eyes. You only get a very quick close-up to see this when the player first sees the SA-X.
  • Nue Houjuu and, if you peer closely at her portraits, Patchouli Knowledge from Touhou Project.
    • Due to Alphes' drawing style, most of the girls in Immaterial and Missing Power had these. It seems to have been averted for Scarlet Weather Rhapsody, though.
  • Pankapu: Pankapu has solid light blue eyes.
  • Prayer of the Faithless: The monochrome version of Color-Coded Characters of Aeyr and Mia on the Start Screen have pure red and blue eyes, respectively.
  • The Prince of Landis: The Guest who crash-landed on Earth has eyes that are a solid green colour.
  • The blarg alien species from Ratchet & Clank all have all yellow or all orangish eyes. Chairman Drek on the other hand has all blue eyes- a very luminous blue at that.
  • Shantae and the Seven Sirens: The Empress Siren's eyes are a pure blue, making her look more inhuman, and therefore villainous, than any other siren, who all have pupils and scalerae.
  • Aliens in The Sims 2 have shiny black eyes.
  • One of the entities pursuing you in Smile has solid white eyes.
  • M. Bison and Dhalsim from Street Fighter are like this in most incarnations (although unlike the others, Dhalsim isn't a villain). In all games after Street Fighter II, Sagat's eye (that isn't covered) is entirely white.
    • Akuma/Gouki also has these sometimes.
    • Gen, Rolento, and Hakan also have solid white eyes. Other characters with solid colored eyes are Necro (yellow) and Oro (red). However, Twelve averts this trope. He appears to have solid black eyes, but they're suppose to be empty eye sockets... and then you'll realize that he actually has eyes with red irises hidden within those sockets in his Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike ending.
  • World of Warcraft:
    • Draenei, a very holy race, have blue glowing eyes.
    • Night elves normally have silver or bluish glowing eyes to go with their innate supernatural awareness. Night elves with druidic potential have glowing eyes have "amber" eyes... which are more like yellow or gold glowing eyes.
    • When the Blood Elves split off from the High Elves, their light blue glowing eyes turned green to reflect their addiction to demonic or arcane magic.
    • Worgen have monochromatic glowing eyes in a variety of colors. (Or the boys do, at any rate.)
    • Death Knight characters get glowing monochromatic eyes to match the nasty variety of raw magic that infuses them.

    Web Animation 
  • Coach Z from Homestar Runner has eyes that are pretty much just circles on his face (in fact, in a trailer for Strong Bad's Cool Game For Attractive People, his eyes are invisible on some displays). However, this is nothing new in the Homestar Runner world, seeing as how the title character doesn't even have arms.
  • Bitey from the Brackenwood series is another example.

  • In Charby the Vampirate, the quickest way to tell the difference between normal vampires and the elite vampires is that the elite vampires have monochromatic eyes while regular vampires have normal eyes.
  • In El Goonish Shive, the Demonic Duck and Commander Jaguar both have this type of eyes. In the case of the Demonic Duck though, whether the natural state of his eyes is intended to be completely yellow or completely black is not clear.
  • In Erfworld, these are extremely common among the residents of the titular setting. Parson, an Earthling who was magically pulled into Erfworld, stands out for having pupils and sclerae; when he starts Going Native, his character design loses the pupils. Some locals, like Caesar and Maggie, have the inexplicable ability to roll their eyes anyway.
  • The masked-with-white-eyes look is popular with both heroes and villains in Everyday Heroes.
  • Standard for the characters of General Protection Fault.
  • Dimo from Girl Genius has entirely yellow-green eyes. Which apparently glow in the dark. Then again, he is a Jägermonster.
  • A few characters from Gunnerkrigg Court. The Regional Fairies start off with Milky White Eyes; upon becoming human, they get grey eyes with pupils that are only visible in extreme close-ups. Ysengrin has beady green eyes, and Reynardine, when assuming wolf-form, has beady yellow eyes.
  • The Trolls of Homestuck all have eyes with yellow-orange scleras (and normal pupils), except for Sollux, who has one completely red eye and one completely blue eye (to match his 3D glasses.)
    • Terezi's eyes are completely red, again matching her shades. They were originally normal Troll eyes, but turned completely red when she was blinded.
    • When a character dies, they get Blank White Eyes.
  • The comics set in the Rhymes With Bitch universe in The KA Mics have white "Little Orphan Annie" type eyes. Zog & Sten from Drunk Aliens also have one color eyes.
  • Richard in Looking for Group has all-yellow eyes.
  • Magic in Magical Misfits causes magic users to have Monochromatic Eyes.
  • In the webcomic Polandball, all characters have pure white eyes.
    • In fact, on the subreddit, it is against the rules to draw irises of any kind.
  • Some of The Fair Folk have these in Roommates like The Erlkönig, his daughter (dark blue, purple), Dark!Jareth (dark blue), "Odile" (unknown, but light). Also occasionally the Shadow!Cast from Such Stuff Dreams are Made on (Fae magic empowered versions of normally non-magic characters) in ways bordering Mind-Control Eyes.
  • Similarly, the heroine of Spinnerette, in homage to the comic book character she's based on.
  • Both the Varn and their Galapados soldiers in Terinu have solid golden eyes.
  • The Aesir and Vanir have these in Thistil Mistil Kistil: Thor's are green, Freyr's are yellow, and Odin's one eye is blue.
  • All the gods in Vanadys: Tales Of A Fallen Goddess have eyes that are one solid color (which color it is depends on the god in question). The titular Fallen Goddess generally wears Cool Shades to hide her solid blue eyes.
  • In Yet Another Fantasy Gamer Comic Drow have Monochromatic Eyes (red in coloured panels), true to their Monster Manual description.

    Web Original 
  • Dad combines this with heterochromia. The character of Lazlo appears to be a normal woman, until her eyes open, revealing one to be pure pink and the other pure blue, both lacking irises.
  • The protagonist of Running with Rats, Alix Black-Eyes, has eyes that are uniformly black.
  • Some of the mutants in the Whateley Universe. Jericho has all-white eyes and is blind. Ash has all-black eyes.
  • Anyone unfortunate enough to contract a ZALGO infection (somewhat related to the Chtulhu mythos).

    Western Animation 
  • Ben 10: Anodites in their true forms have this, as do all of the Plumbers Helpers except Cooper and Pierce.
  • In ChalkZone, Snap's eyes are circular, blank, and white.
  • Final Space: A lot of celestial entities display this overlapping with Glowing Eyes of Doom: Invictus in both its astral form and released form plus all its hosts who have Mind-Control Eyes, the serpent god Werthrent on Ash's homeworld, most of the Titans including Oreskis, and Phil.
  • Antogone from Frisky Dingo, who is possessed by ants.
  • Russel of the Gorillaz always has circular blank white eyes, and 2D's are entirely black.
  • From Invader Zim, the Irken race, along with some other alien species.
  • Dick Knubbler invoked this in Metalocalypse, when he got robotic eyes to replace the ones he lost in a submarine accident, which are completely green (unless he gets mad).
  • The changelings from My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, both pre- and post-reformation. Pre-reformation, they had blue eyes. Post-reformation, the eye color seems to depend on the changeling, with Thorax and Pharynx having purple eyes, and Ocellus having light blue.
  • Oh No! It's An Alien Invasion: The standard Brainling Mooks have eyes that glow a solid bright green.
  • In the 2018 reboot of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, Hordak has crimson eyes with no visible irises or pupils. Imp also has light yellow eyes with no visible irises or pupils. Shadow Weaver's eyes are usually shown as white slits, but that's a result of her mask; when it's removed, she has Hellish Pupils instead.
  • The Borgs Cybron, Replicon, Grenader and Lazerette from Skysurfer Strike Force.
  • From Skywhales the aliens' eyes turn black when they're about to turn into skywhales.
  • Offay from Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!.
  • Teen Titans (2003):
    • Gizmo appears to have blank white eyes all the time. His pupils only appear in an animation goof in the episode "Car Trouble".
    • Aqualad from the same series has monochromatic black eyes.
    • As does Fish Person Gill Girl from Teen Titans Go!
    • Red Star's eyes are constantly a blank green as a result of the experiment that gave him his powers.
    • While Hot Spot is powered up, his eyes are completely white.
  • Transformers:
    • Autobots and Decepticons have solid blue and red eyes respectively. Justified by being, ya know, robots. Some of themnote  do get pupils in Transformers: Animated, as this makes it easier to emote.
    • Beast Wars went a similar route, with some characters having 'unlit headlight' eyes with kind of a 'pupil' at the center, but most having solid color eyes that extended to their mouths and even facial vents.
    • Played with in Transformers: Prime; some characters have 'unlit headlight' type eyes, while others, such as most of the Autobots, have actual visible eyeballs where the color is in a lit up 'pupil'. Makeshift is only known Cybertronian with blank white optics.

    Real Life 
  • People with severe cataracts sometimes have totally white eyes. If the cataracts are that severe, the person is also blind.
  • There's a congenital Birth Defect that can cause this too, but considering said defect (Anencephaly) tends to kill people it isn't exactly common.
  • Eye tattoo is a process of injection of ink under the conjunctiva, a thin external layer of the eye. It can easily make eyes look completely black, but no other coloring can be solid - iris is a little complicated and the pupil is black because it's simply a hole.
    • Black sclera contact lenses provide a similar but reversible effect.
  • While not truly "eyes", night vision goggles (which are usually green) can give this effect when turned on(if you look at the back of the lenses).