I recently finished reading Princess Academy by Shannon Hale.
Have you ever noticed the way one-eyed creatures are popularly portrayed as being rather sinister...mean...evil...fearsome?
Even The Best Christmas Pageant Ever describes the notoriously troublesome Herdman family as owning a one-eyed cat who was "the meaning-looking animal [you] ever saw". They kept a Beware of Cat sign to warn people.
For the record, I only have one eye, but I think I'm a reasonably nice person. Certainly nicer than your average pirate. I would like to read something where a one-eyed person is virtuous and kind.
Perhaps I should start writing.