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The Best Comic Book Characters Who Have Yellow Eyes

Updated September 17, 2019 1k votes 57 voters 1.6k views20 items

You probably don't see too many people walking around in real life with yellow eyes. Unless someone's wearing cat-themed contact lenses, you tend to just see green, brown, and blue eyes everywhere. However, the pages of a comic book are not real life. Characters come from all over the universe; some even travel between different dimensions. 

Yellow eyes seem to be popular with villains more than heroes in the pages of Marvel and DC. Raven Darkholme (AKA Mystique) is often drawn with striking yellow eyes, and she can even be seen wearing them in the X-Men film franchise.  However, she's not the only yellow-eyed character; Grendel, En Sabah Nur, and Anti-Monitor have all sported yellow eyes at one point or another. That said, there are a number of superheroes who are also known for sporting yellow eyes. Nightcrawler is an easy example.

How many yellow-eyed comic book characters do you know? This list of male and female superheroes and villains with yellow eyes goes through a few dozen of the most popular, but there are honestly hundreds when you look back on comic book history. Vote up your favorite comic characters with yellow eyes, and add your own if they aren't already listed.

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    Mystique is a fictional character who appears in American comic books published by Marvel Comics and in a number of movie, television, and video game adaptations, typically in fiction related to the X-Men. Created by artist David Cockrum and writer Chris Claremont, she first appeared in the comic book Ms. Marvel #16, published in 1978. Mystique is a member of a fictional subspecies of humanity known as "mutants", who are born with superhuman abilities. Mystique is a shapeshifter who can mimic the appearance and voice of any person with exquisite precision. She is typically a villain and foe of the X-Men....  more
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    Nightcrawler is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, commonly in association with the X-Men. Created by writer Len Wein and artist Dave Cockrum, he debuted in the comic book Giant-Size X-Men #1. Nightcrawler is a member of a fictional sub-species of humanity known as mutants, who are born with superhuman abilities. Nightcrawler possesses superhuman agility, the ability to teleport, and adhesive hands and feet. His physical mutations include indigo-colored skin which allows him to become nearly invisible in shadows, two-toed feet and three-fingered hands, yellow eyes, pointed ears and a prehensile tail. In Nightcrawler's earlier comic book...  more
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