List of one-eyed creatures in mythology and fiction
This page lists one-eyed creatures in mythology and fiction.
In mythology, this trait was generally associated with fearsome creatures. In modern fiction, some one-eyed creatures are likewise frightening enemies, but others are friendly.
In mythology, folklore and religionEdit
- Arimaspi or Arimaspoi, legendary people of northern Scythia, "always at war with their neighbours" and stealing gold from griffins. They had a single eye in the centre of the forehead.
- Balor, giant in Irish mythology, with one eye in his forehead that would wreak destruction when opened.
- Bungisngis, giant cyclops of Philippine folklore.
- Cyclops (plural: cyclopes or cyclopses), a race of giants in Greek and Roman mythology, including Polyphemus. They likewise had a single eye in the centre of the forehead.
- Dajjal, the anti-christ in Islamic religion, has one eye.
- Duwa Sokhor, ancestor of Chingis Khan, according to The Secret History of the Mongols, who had one eye in his forehead.
- Fachan, creature from Celtic mythology with one eye, one arm and one leg.
- The Graeae, the three witches (or sisters) that shared one eye and one tooth between them; often depicted as clairvoyant. They were forced by Perseus, by stealing their eye, into revealing the location of Medusa.
- Hagen or Högni, a Burgundian warrior in German and Norse legend, depicted as one-eyed in some accounts.
- Hajnjeri, man-eating giant in Albanian mythology, has one eye in the middle of his forehead.
- Hitotsume-kozō, monsters (obake) in Japanese folklore, with a single giant eye in the center of the face.
- Jian, a bird in Chinese mythology with only one eye and one wing. A pair of such birds were dependent on each other and inseparable.
- Kabandha, a demon with no head or neck with one large eye on the breast and a mouth on the stomach. Kabandha appears in Hindu mythology as a character of Ramayana.
- Kasa-obake, one-eyed sentient umbrella yokai of Japanese folklore.
- Katallan, man-eating giant in Albanian mythology, lives in a cave and has one eye in the middle of his forehead.
- Likho, an embodiment of evil fate and misfortune in Slavic mythology.
- Mapinguari, giant sloth-like cryptid of Brazil and Bolivia often described as having one eye.
- Ojáncanu, one-eyed giant with ten fingered hand, ten toed foot, long beard and red hair of Cantabrian mythology who embodies evil, cruelty and brutality.
- Popobawa, Tanzanian shetani (evil spirit) that often takes the form of a one-eyed bat creature.
- Psoglav, one-eyed dog-headed monster in Serbian mythology.
- Snallygaster, one-eyed dragon-like creature said to inhabit the hills surrounding Washington, D.C. and Frederick County, Maryland.
- Tepegoz, one-eyed ogre in Oghuz Turkish epic Book of Dede Korkut.
- Ahgg, the witches' giant spider with one eye in the center of his forehead in My Little Pony: The Movie.
- Ahriman, a species of monster from the Japanese role-playing game series Final Fantasy.
- Some of the characters in Ben 10.
- Alpha Centauri, green hermaphrodite hexapod with one huge eye, Doctor Who character first seen in "The Curse of Peladon".
- Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody, the Auror in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. He has one normally functioning eye, and one magical eye that can see through magical cloaking.
- Basilisk, large one-eyed mutant in Marvel Comics' New X-Men.
- Bill Cipher, an evil one-eyed yellow triangle in Gravity Falls.
- Big Billy in The Powerpuff Girls who showed that he had one eye in the episode "School House Rocked".
- B.O.B. (Bicarbonate Ostylezene Benzoate), gelatinous creature in Monsters vs. Aliens.
- Lord Boros, from One-Punch Man, the alien leader of the Dark Matter Thieves, self-proclaimed subjugator of the universe, and the first antagonist to give Saitama a "serious fight."
- Norman Burg, the butler and weapons specialist to Roger Smith in The Big O.
- Cyclopskin and cyclops in the role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons.
- The Cyclops in various media based on myths and legends, such as Ray Harryhausen's film The 7th Voyage of Sinbad.
- The Cyclops and other various monsters in the popular Japanese role-playing game series Dragon Quest.
- Cylon Centurions in sci-fi franchise Battlestar Galactica.
- Dalek Sec, monster that became a one-eyed Dalek-human hybrid in Doctor Who. Daleks always had a single eye-stalk; when the creature inside was shown, it generally appeared to have only one eye.
- Darklops Zero, prototype of Darklops in the film Ultraman Zero: The Revenge of Belial.
- Draken, one-eyed sea monster in animated series Jumanji.
- Drethdock from the Sega Saturn game Battle Monsters.
- The ghost Pokémon Duskull, Dusclops and Dusknoir.
- Eggplant Wizard, enemy in Nintendo's Kid Icarus video game.
- Evil Eye, a monster in the online RPG MapleStory.
- Gohma, from The Legend of Zelda has only one eye. Gohma's appearance varies from game to game.
- Gigan from the Godzilla series a one eyed alien cyborg Kaiju.
- Imbra, an idol and the highest god of Kafiristan from Rudyard Kipling's The Man Who Would Be King, vizualized by John Huston in his feature film of the same name.
- Horvak, Krumm's father from Aaahh!!! Real Monsters.
- Kang and Kodos, recurring alien duo in animated series The Simpsons.
- Kerack, alien race resembling large one-eyed prawns in novel Camelot 30K.
- Myukus' giant Blue Green Alien one eye in Rampage 2: Universal Tour.
- Leela, a mutant character, as well as her parents Munda and Morris, in the animated series Futurama.
- Some of the Minions, comic henchmen in the Despicable Me franchise.
- Monoids, alien race in the 1966 Doctor Who serial "The Ark".
- Muno in children's television series Yo Gabba Gabba!.
- Myo and another Abyssin aliens in Star Wars.
- Naga and his tribe of one-eyed violent mutants in the 1956 B-movie World Without End.
- One-Eye, one of three sisters in the Brothers Grimm fairy tale "One-Eye, Two-Eyes, and Three-Eyes". She had only one eye in the middle of her forehead.
- One-eyed, starfish-shaped aliens from the planet Paira in the 1956 Japanese film Warning from Space.
- Orb (comics), Marvel Comics super-villain, primarily an adversary of Ghost Rider.
- Sheldon Plankton in the animated children's series SpongeBob SquarePants.
- Agent Pleakley in the 2002 animated film Lilo & Stitch.
- Purple People Eater in the 1958 novelty song of the same name.
- Ravage, a panther-like Decepticon from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
- Sapphire in the Cartoon Network animated series Steven Universe.
- Sauron, the eponymous arch-villain of The Lord of the Rings, often manifests as 'the Eye' in Peter Jackson's adaptations of Tolkien's work.
- Scaroth, last of the Jagaroth, a time-travelling alien in the 1979 Doctor Who story City of Death.
- Sgt. Psyclopps, the one-eyed guitarist for the costumed comedy punk band The Radioactive Chicken Heads.
- Shuma-Gorath, a giant eye with tentacles, in the Marvel comics universe.
- Starro the Conqueror, a supervillain in DC Comics, a starfish-like creature who first appeared in 1960.
- Suezo, a one-eyed, one-footed breed of monster in video game/anime series Monster Rancher.
- Tyson, Percy Jackson's half-brother in Percy Jackson and the Olympians, is a Cyclops. However Cyclopes also appear as villains.
- Vaati and Bongo Bongo, from the Legend of Zelda game series.
- Waddle Doo from Nintendo game franchise Kirby.
- Mike Wazowski, round monster with one large eye in the 2001 animated film Monsters, Inc.
- Wenlock and Mandeville, London 2012 Olympic mascots.
- The Wicked Witch of the West from L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
- Zargon, a giant one-eyed monster in the role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons.
- Zatar the Alien, a green alien in the MTV series Celebrity Deathmatch.
The Cyclopes of Greek Mythology have been adapted into Marvel Comics:
- A man named Duncan found a Cyclops frozen in ice and freed it with its axe. The Cyclops attempted to destroy Duncan only for him to trick the Cyclops into crossing the crevasse enough for the bridge to break under its weight and for the Cyclops to end up buried in the crevasse.
- Huntsman summoned Polyphemus to attack Namor alongside Scylla and Charybdis. In this appearance, Polyphemus was shown to be bald-headed and have a diamond for an eye.
- One Cyclops lived on the Hidden Isle in the Mediterranean Sea and was tricked by Namor into fighting Mister Fantastic. The Cyclops was tripped by Mister Fantastic and fell down a deep pit.
There was a character named Cyclops who is an eyepatch-wearing Nazi during World War II. He and his men were selected to kill four women from the Women's Auxiliary Air Force who were visiting from England to attend a dinner at the White House. He fought against Miss America which ended with him falling into the incinerator that he was going to throw his intended victims into.
The Weapon Plus operative Butler experimented on North Korean Prisoners where he infused the DNA of different mutants with the DNA of Deadpool into them as part of a plan to use them on North Korea. One of these subjects is a North Korean prisoner who was infused with the DNA of Cyclops and Deadpool. The North Korean Cyclops alongside the other North Korean Mutates were freed by Deadpool. Captain America helped Deadpool get the North Korean Cyclops and his fellow North Korean Mutates to China.
During the AXIS storyline, Deadpool discovered that the North Korean Cyclops and his fellow North Korean Mutates have developed bad health and opted to take them to the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning to be treated. When the X-Men were affected by the Inversion Spell, the North Korean Cyclops and the North Korean Mutates were hunted down by the now-evil X-Men until Deadpool in his inverted form of Zenpool came to their aid. Zenpool was able to transfere them to Monster Metropolis and placed them in Shiklah's care. Zenpool believed that they can be treated for their health there.
The London Tunnel Dwellers have their version of Cyclops. This version has one eye and possesses super-strength. When the anti-mutant super-soldier of the Church of Humanity named Mr. Clean attacked their home, Cyclops sacrificed his life to buy his fellow London Tunnel Dwellers some time to get away.
After Storm and the new Extraordinary X-Men track down Mister Sinister's latest genetic experiments and are shocked to witness Cyclops, twisted by the Terrigen crystals, now serving Sinister. This Cyclops, however was soon revealed to be a creation of Mr. Sinister himself who mixed Scott Summers's mutant genetic material with some Inhuman DNA to create a hybrid race able to resist the Terrigen Mist. As the clone began fighting the X-Men, he began mutating further with a more armored body. Mister Sinister realizes that even on a genetic level, the Inhuman DNA is dominant and realizing that the mutant race is doomed. The clone is eventually defeated after Old Man Logan sinks his claws into him which unleashed the clone's internal energies, setting it up to detonate. Young Jean Grey and Storm whisk it away from populated area by lifting it high into the sky before it explodes.
- Cyclops at Greek-Gods.info
- "History of the Mongols: From the 9th to the 19th Century", p.36, at Archive,org
- The Curse of Peladon, BBC
- Tales of Suspense #10
- Sub-Mariner #29
- Fantastic Four #9
- Marvel Mystery Comics #72
- Deadpool Vol. 3 #16
- Deadpool Vol. 3 #17
- Deadpool Vol. 3 #36
- Deadpool Vol. 3 #37
- Deadpool Vol. 3 #38
- Deadpool Vol. 3 #39
- Uncanny X-Men #395
- Extraordinary X-Men #4
- Extraordinary X-Men #5