I’m glad folks have noticed that Bendy’s eyes “do the thing” in the Toon Henry AU whenever he’s feeling very emotional or serious.
Fact of the matter is, it’s off-model for his character. And as a former animator for Bendy’s show, Henry would notice it right away, which is why it startles him the first time he sees it.
If he had any doubts about the studio truly having been turned into a cartoon world – which he very much did – seeing Bendy’s expression do this would have confirmed it. Bendy himself would find it off-putting and inexplicable if he could see this expression on himself, as it’s one he’d never make in his cartoon.
But, well, he can’t. He can’t tell that this happens when he’s not acting like his normal toony self… or else this would put some serious doubt into his faith that Joey’s been telling him the truth.
Now, that being said… what would happen if the other toons saw him wearing this expression?