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Eyes filled with fire is a very strong image, and is a good way to convey that a character is demonic, possessed by demons, really pissed off, or is in just a really excited mood.
Contrast Ocular Gushers.
Examples of Fireball Eyeballs include:
- In Ouran High School Host Club, the female customers gets flaming eyes when they're really fired up about something - usually a particularly adorable Moe moment involving the hosts. It turns into a somewhat bizarre plot-point during the episodes starring Ritsu Kasanoda, a young Yakuza Boss whose icy glare normally freezes anyone who comes near him. He winds up being Sweet on Polly Oliver, causing all the girls to get fired up about the perceived Yaoi romance, and even when he turns his icy glare on them, their fiery intensity melts it on the spot. "Don't underestimate the flames of MOE!"
- In one episode of Sgt Frog, Momoka's pupils turn into flames when she imagines using the next day's outing with Fuyuki as a chance to get close to him, but they turn into tiny rainclouds when Fuyuki mentions it's supposed to rain the next day.
- Rock Lee in Naruto.
- Chako gets a Rousing Speech in Cosplay Complex, and her eyes do this.
- Video Girl Ai: In episode 3 of the anime, right before Ai spends all of Youta's immediate cash on a crane game.
- Crosses over with Playing with Fire for Lunatic in Tiger and Bunny -- and as Episode 16 confirms, the fire from his eyes can literally cause injury.
- Two examples from the Percy Jackson series. Ares, god of war, has creepy flaming eyes because he's a representation of violence and rage; he normally wears sunglasses to cover them up. Hestia also has flames for eyes, but hers are described as much warmer and less creepy; since she's goddess of the hearth, the literal "home fires," this makes sense.
- In the Nightside series, Merlin Satanspawn has no actual eyeballs, instead having flames in their place. Whenever he appears, John mentions that they say he has his father's eyes...
- Ba'alzamon in The Wheel of Time has fire appear in his eyes and mouth at random intervals. A side effect of overuse of the True Power.
- Everworld: Hephaistos is described as having literal fire in his eyes.
- The Wee Free Men, Tiffany runs into grimhounds, which have fiery eyes and razors for teeth. She manages to defeat a group of them by luring them out of the Queen's realm, causing about what having fireballs for eyes would do in real life.
- Flonne of Disgaea gets ticked off (or particularly enthusiastic), and her eyes turn into fireballs.
- Prier in La Pucelle Tactics.
- Anders' eyes burn with Cold Flames when he is feeling particularly angry in Dragon Age II. It is a sign of his possession by the Warden's other companion, Justice, who has turned into a spirit of Vengeance under his influence.
- All the Space Pirates, including the Phazon-mutated Elite Pirates have this in the first Metroid Prime.
- Ridley had this in his first appearance Metroid Prime 3.
- Cooking Mama!
- The Burning Eye in Dark Castle.
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