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Jan 13th 2020 at 8:51:58 PM

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?

4tell0life4 Relationship Status: Giving love a bad name
Jan 14th 2020 at 12:16:01 AM

Let me hear the actual case.

You say "consensus", I say obstructive bureaucracy
Jan 14th 2020 at 2:07:47 PM

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.

Jan 14th 2020 at 3:43:59 PM

I think the distinction isn't great enough and the trope will become a dupe of Animal Eyes or Supernatural Gold Eyes.

MacronNotes Butterfly Queen from Pennsylvania Relationship Status: He makes me feel like I have a heart
Butterfly Queen
Jan 14th 2020 at 3:55:26 PM

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

Jan 14th 2020 at 3:58:51 PM

[up] So, if in-universe it's a normal eye color... it's not Animal Eyes? I just want to get this one thing straight.

MacronNotes Butterfly Queen from Pennsylvania Relationship Status: He makes me feel like I have a heart
Butterfly Queen
Jan 14th 2020 at 4:02:19 PM

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.

4tell0life4 Relationship Status: Giving love a bad name
Jan 14th 2020 at 4:29:41 PM

I don't know though - are yellow eyes always animalistic?

You say "consensus", I say obstructive bureaucracy
Jan 15th 2020 at 10:46:24 AM

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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