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Released in 2019, Blind Eye by Gobelins is an animated short about a brother and sister who escape being sacrificed to the Mighty Eye but finds out things aren't really what they seem.

Tropes for Blind Eye

  • All There in the Manual: We find out the sister's name is "Binsa" from the Facebook page.
  • Ambiguous Ending: While Binsa and Kemi aren't going to be sacrificed and even reunite with their Grandma, they find themselves in another tribe like the one that sacrificed them, however, the Mother Eye tribe could be more benevolent from what see of them.
  • Big Sister Instinct: When Kemi commits sacrilege (eating a fruit), Binsa jumps to his defense, suggesting to torture him or put him the cage. When he's put on the offering alter to be sacrificed, she goes after him and even jumps after him, too.
  • Body Motifs: Eyes, which are (obviously) connected to vision and having knowledge, however, it serves as some form of irony, where the siblings (Binsa, mostly) thought they knew everything about their world but were metaphorically "blind" the whole time.
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  • Children Are Innocent: What gets him (and Binsa) sacrificed is Kemi eating the fruit for the birds because he just sees a delicious fruit, not sacrilege. Likewise, he doesn't know what "sacrifice" means and cheers like it's something fun.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Damage the fruits in any way? SACRIFICE! And it doesn't have to be on purpose, either.
  • Four-Fingered Hands: Averted, where the characters are drawn with five fingers.
  • Parental Abandonment: Binsa and Kemi have a grandma but we don't see their parents. Then again, considering what happened to Grandma in a flashback, maybe they got sacrificed, too.
  • National Geographic Nudity: So far, only the priests are the ones with the most clothes, while the others wear something that covers them from the waist down. This trope is a reason why the short is easy to find on YouTube without being age-gated.
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  • Nipple and Dimed: Averted. While they're stylized, everyone has their nipples visible, even the kids.
  • Not So Different: While she laughs at the Mighty Eye tribe for "worshipping a hole in the ground", the Grandma's Mother Eye tribe praises the sun in an eye-shaped formation of tree branches.

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