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These blue eyes indicate a character who either is demonic or possesses the Evil Eye, magic, or witchcraft. In Mediterranean countries, this comes from the Demon's Eye amulet, which is always blue. Blue (or gray) is also the eye colour of choice for many wizards who are eerie or sophisticated instead of mysterious.
Anime & Manga
- Midou Ban of GetBackers has almost preternaturally blue eyes, as well as being an actual case of association with witches, as noted above. He also has the ability to give the Evil Eye.
- In Katekyo Hitman Reborn, according to Gamma, many of the Sky Arcobaleno characters' eyes tend to look as if they expect an event would happen. It's true, since the Sky Arcobaleno have the ability to see the future.
- In Blue Exorcist, Rin Okumura seems to fit the demonic type (being the son of Satan and all).
- In Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle, Fay's magic is explicitly tied with the blue color in his eyes, which is weird.
- Mahou Sensei Negima:
- Fate fits as this: he is what Evangeline called a 'doll', being a magical creation of the Lifemaker, extremely proper and The Stoic early in the story, but prefers to drink coffee instead of tea.
- Evangeline herself is a blue-eyed vampire who is Really 700 Years Old. It's recently discovered that she herself is a creation of the Lifemaker; exactly what kind has not been revealed yet.
- Storm from the X-Men has blue eyes, which is extremely rare among non-Europeans (Storm is Kenyan). In her case, it's a mark of her family's magical heritage, in addition to the white hair.
- Doctor Strange's eyes are canonically grey but blue in most depictions.
- In Tamora Pierce's Provost's Dog books, Bekah Cooper has 'ghost eyes' that go from pale blue to ice colored when she's upset (may have something to do with her unofficial Psychopomp status). She uses these to her advantage when investigating to frighten rats.
- Having blue eyes, or at least light as opposed to dark, is very rare in the community in which The Giver is set and seems to be a sign that one is capable of "seeing beyond".
- In Mercedes Lackey's Heralds of Valdemar series, any powerful magic user is going to wind up with blue eyes regardless of what they were born with as a side effect from the amount of magic they use. Companions also have their blue eyes frequently mentioned, with newly Chosen Heralds usually spending a while staring into them when they first meet.
- In C.S. Goto's Blood Ravens trilogy, Ahramin has burning blue eyes — burning with sorcery.
- All witches in the Septimus Heap series have pale blue eyes.
- In Mara Daughter of the Nile, the titular character has blue eyes, which are extremely rare in Ancient Egypt. Most characters, including her love interest, see them as exotically beautiful, but a few of the characters find them creepy or demonic.
- The influence of spice in Dune turns people's eyes an unnaturally bright blue. The turning blue is feigned to be a normal biological reaction of humans exposed to spice. However, Spice also gives psionic abilities to at least some humans, which links the two together in people's minds.
- In the A Song of Ice and Fire books, someone who has been raised from the dead by the Others has uncanny shining blue eyes with no life in them, usually described as looking like the cold light of distant stars.
- Matthew Swift had brown eyes before he died. Afterwards, his eyes turn blue due to sharing a body with blue electric angels.
- In The Shadow Speaker, all Shadow Speakers have light eyes.
- Blue eyes are considered automatically creepy, for this reason, in Empire of the Petal Throne.
- Felix's blue eye in Doctrine of Labyrinths is treated this way by the superstitious denizens of the Lower City.
- Illyria from Angel looks like Fred with her whole body turned blue: just as Fred has brown hair, light brown skin, and brown eyes, so Illyria has blue hair, blue skin...and an unnatural shade of blue for her eyes. Of course, this use of blue eyes has the effect of making her look as eerie as possible.
- Game of Thrones showed the eyes of those raised from dead by the White Walkers like this.
- The main character of Lost Girl normally has brown eyes, which turn bright blue when she uses her powers.
- In Warhammer Fantasy, the Norse consider blue eyes to be a sign of favour by the Chaos God Tzeentch. Since Tzeentch is not only the patron god of sorcery, but a Manipulative Bastard extraordinaire who's even fonder of inflicting mutations on his favourites than his brothers are, this may or may not be a good thing.
- In Blaz Blue, there's Mu-12, whose blue eyes contrast with the green eyes Noel Vermillion had before she was "tempered".