This tag refers to situations where the eyes aren't given the customary glint or light spots, or are colored with a solid dull flat shading. This usually indicates the bearer is either expressing a vacant stare, or is unconscious or otherwise "not all there" at the moment. This technique, in its most extreme form, can be used to indicate:
- A character dying,
- A character is blind
- In most hentai, a character's will being broken, usually while being raped.
- Possessed or otherwise not themselves, such as mind control.
- Occasionally, a character expressing a tranquil fury.
- A character has no emotion, either because they are an artificial being, or because of magical abilities.
In the context of Kemono Friends, this usually denotes a extinct Friend (a Friend of an extinct animal).
This tag is not used for when the irises and pupils are missing entirely. For that, see blank eyes.
- No pupils (pupil missing, iris & sclera present)
- Blank eyes (pupil & iris missing, sclera present)
- Dilated pupils (large pupil, iris & sclera present)
- Hollow eyes (pupil, iris, & sclera missing; empty holes for eyes)