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Suppose a character has yellow eyes to highlight an Animal Motif, but they are not indicative of a supernatural or nonhuman nature — in-universe, it's an eye color a normal human could have.
Does such a character qualify for Animal Eyes?
Let me hear the actual case.
I made this TLP draft to cover a few such examples (which you can see there), but was told it was already covered by Animal Eyes.
I think the distinction isn't great enough and the trope will become a dupe of Animal Eyes or Supernatural Gold Eyes.
If the animal association is there but isn't strong enough to be animal eyes, you can just use Color-Coded Eyes instead if it has valid in-story meaning or Technicolor Eyes for the gold/yellow being an impossible eye color to begin with
So, if in-universe it's a normal eye color... it's not Animal Eyes? I just want to get this one thing straight.
Well if the character is associated/themed with an animal that's known to have gold eyes then I say it counts as Animal Eyes at least a downplayed version.
I don't know though - are yellow eyes always animalistic?
No, like in settings where every color of eyes is possible is probably not an example. But it was mentioned in the hypothetical that yellow is a typical color AND a character has an animal motif going on, and for that I'd say Animal Eyes applies.
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How well does it match the trope?