There's a theory about that Doflamingo wears his iconic glasses because he's blind to his (IIRC) left eye. It was assumed because whenever his eyes were shown (quite rarely), it was actully always only the left one.

Is there anything we can know about it in canon? Any kind of disease of injury that would possibly, even theoretically justify it?

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    Where did you read about this theory?
    – giraffesyo
    Commented Sep 12, 2016 at 23:26
  • @MichaelMcQuade I can't really define an exact place, I read sources almost randomly, usually on Facebook and in the relevant sub of Reddit.
    – Z..
    Commented Sep 13, 2016 at 6:40
  • there's no mention of scar on Flamingo Eye on his wiki page. . . . Commented Sep 13, 2016 at 11:00
  • @NamikazeSheena I'm not necessarily implying a scar, but as I said, there's one eye that has never ever been shown,
    – Z..
    Commented Sep 13, 2016 at 12:10
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    I think the simplest answer to this question is No. There is nothing in canon that signifies Doflamingo missing an eye. This is just one of the many unproven theories, something a series as vast as One Piece would be cursed with. Unless Oda clarifies, the answer stays no.
    – Arcane
    Commented Sep 13, 2016 at 20:22

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This theory is based on the glimpses of Doffy's childhood we get. While strung up one of the methods of torture mentioned involved blinding someone. The next panel shows an arrow being shot towards Doflamingo. We then suddenly get an image of two eyes as he wakes up, one without shades and one with shades with a reflection of fire in them.

But note that Doffy's eyes are covered with cloth while he's strung up. So that may not be his shades at all, but a symbolic representation. Considering his next action is to remove his shades, while clearly in distress, it's theorized that arrow hit it's mark and Doffy lost an eye that day.

  • Since the question I discussed this theory many times with many people who know this theory. Our conclusion is that is heavily implied and believable and would add a lot to Doffy's actual power, but as long as canon doesn't prove it, it stays as speculation.
    – Z..
    Commented Oct 30, 2021 at 21:25

I guess i can assume that it is somehow of a correct theory, since in Doflamingo's past (as a little kid) you could see an arrow heading his way in the reflection of his sunglasses, as if they were heading for his left eye. But if it even struck him is unknown.

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    If you could include the actual moment where this happened (chap num/page num | picture) this would actually be a good answer.
    – Dimitri mx
    Commented Jul 25, 2017 at 12:16

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