History EyeBeams / ComicBooks

26th Aug '17 1:22:41 PM BattleMaster
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** Scott Summers' optic blasts have a [[BlessedWithSuck drawback]] in the fact that he [[PowerIncontinence can't turn them off]], requiring him to constantly wear a protective visor, or ruby sunglasses for more casual occasions. Unlike most such characters, his EyeBeams are of concussive (pushing) force instead of heat (though some writers seem unaware of this), affectionately referred to as [[MemeticMutation PUNCHES FROM THE PUNCH DIMENSION]] by fans. As a result he is one of the few eye-beam heroes who can choose to merely knock you out by looking at you, as well as having the option to put holes in you.

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** Scott Summers' optic blasts have a [[BlessedWithSuck drawback]] in the fact that he [[PowerIncontinence can't turn them off]], requiring him to constantly wear a protective visor, or ruby sunglasses for more casual occasions. Unlike most such characters, his EyeBeams are of concussive (pushing) force instead of heat (though some writers seem unaware of this), affectionately referred to as [[MemeticMutation PUNCHES FROM THE PUNCH DIMENSION]] by fans. As a result he is one of the few eye-beam heroes who can choose to merely knock you out by looking at you, as well as having the option to put holes in you. He's also a relatively rare character who has this power and is explicitly noted to be [[RequiredSecondaryPowers immune to the effects]], so even if a DeadlyDodging enemy tricks him into shooting himself it has no affect beyond possibly knocking him off his feet (and being really embarrassing).
26th Jul '17 10:20:39 AM Melkior
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** The above is also why during the Silver Age, Superman's heat vision was canonically invisible to ordinary humans and only drawn in so that the readers could see that he was using the power. On at least one occasion, Superman identified a human-like non-human by her revealing that she could see the rays of Superman's heat vision and not just its effects.
28th May '17 4:18:59 PM nombretomado
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* Apollo, from ''Comicbook/TheAuthority'', has these--makes sense as he's a Superman homage. In the story where he's introduced, writer WarrenEllis tries to HandWave this as saying he's got "weird eye structure" which can cause light to lase.

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* Apollo, from ''Comicbook/TheAuthority'', has these--makes sense as he's a Superman homage. In the story where he's introduced, writer WarrenEllis Creator/WarrenEllis tries to HandWave this as saying he's got "weird eye structure" which can cause light to lase.
20th May '17 9:44:36 AM Manny20444
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2nd May '17 11:08:55 AM ZenBlade
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* The extreme end of the trope may be ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}, whose "Omega Effect", at full power, removes anything it hits from existence, and can travel any path he desires to hit something, including warping through space and time. Darkseid can however use the Omega Effect for a multitude of different purposes.[[spoiler: In ''Comicbook/FinalCrisis'', he uses a variation of the "Omega Effect" called the "Omega Sanction", which he uses to condemn Franchise/{{Batman}} to [[FateWorseThanDeath be trapped in a cycle of death and rebirth, with each life worse than the last. Worse, when he reaches the present again, he'll have built up enough negative energy through all those lives to result in an EarthshatteringKaboom]].]]

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* The extreme end of the trope may be ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}, whose "Omega Effect", Effect" (sometimes referred to as "Omega Beam"), at full power, removes anything it hits from existence, and can travel any path he desires to hit something, including warping through space and time. Darkseid can however use the Omega Effect for a multitude of different purposes.[[spoiler: In ''Comicbook/FinalCrisis'', he uses a variation of the "Omega Effect" called the "Omega Sanction", which he uses to condemn Franchise/{{Batman}} to [[FateWorseThanDeath be trapped in a cycle of death and rebirth, with each life worse than the last. Worse, when he reaches the present again, he'll have built up enough negative energy through all those lives to result in an EarthshatteringKaboom]].]]]]
** And when we say "travel any path" we mean ''travel any path''. One of the most striking features of Darkseid's Omega Beam is that it rarely every curves to change direction, instead making sharp angles, even at degrees less than 90.
7th Mar '17 10:51:50 PM BattleMaster
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* Hyperion, being a Superman {{Expy}}, naturally has the ability shoot energy beams from his eyes. Since he's often an AntiHero or outright villain, he's a lot more prone to using them on living targets.
7th Mar '17 9:39:54 AM rafi
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!!Franchise/DCU!!Franchise/{{DCU}}
7th Mar '17 9:39:34 AM rafi
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[[quoteright:350:[[Comicbook/WarWorld http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/dccp_028_0017.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Don't accept any substitutes]]

* ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} of the ''Comicbook/XMen'':
** Scott Summers' optic blasts have a [[BlessedWithSuck drawback]] in the fact that he [[PowerIncontinence can't turn them off]], requiring him to constantly wear a protective visor, or ruby sunglasses for more casual occasions. Unlike most such characters, his EyeBeams are of concussive (pushing) force instead of heat (though some writers seem unaware of this), affectionately referred to as [[MemeticMutation PUNCHES FROM THE PUNCH DIMENSION]] by fans. As a result he is one of the few eye-beam heroes who can choose to merely knock you out by looking at you, as well as having the option to put holes in you.
** And ever since then, there's been plenty of ShoutOut whenever an actual Cyclops shoots EyeBeams of one type or another.
* The appropriately named Comicbook/TheVision does this.

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[[quoteright:350:[[Comicbook/WarWorld http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/dccp_028_0017.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Don't accept any substitutes]]

* ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} of the ''Comicbook/XMen'':
** Scott Summers' optic blasts have a [[BlessedWithSuck drawback]] in the fact that he [[PowerIncontinence can't turn them off]], requiring him to constantly wear a protective visor, or ruby sunglasses for more casual occasions. Unlike most such characters, his EyeBeams are of concussive (pushing) force instead of heat (though some writers seem unaware of this), affectionately referred to as [[MemeticMutation PUNCHES FROM THE PUNCH DIMENSION]] by fans. As a result he is one of the few eye-beam heroes who can choose to merely knock you out by looking at you, as well as having the option to put holes in you.
** And ever since then, there's been plenty of ShoutOut whenever an actual Cyclops shoots EyeBeams of one type or another.
* The appropriately named Comicbook/TheVision does this.
!!Franchise/DCU



** In ''ComicBook/SupermanBatman'' ("The Supergirl From Krypton" arc) Superman unleashes his heat vision's full power against an army of defective Doomsday clones, incinerating them instantly.



** In ''Comicbook/TheSupergirlFromKrypton''
*** In the original story Supergirl uses her heat vision to fix a mirror.
*** In the modern story arc, Kara's heat vision accidentally melts a traffic light and the hood of a patrol car. Later on, she uses it against a kidnapper who turns out to be Wonder Woman.
*** Superman unleashes his heat vision's full power against an army of defective Doomsday clones, incinerating them instantly.
*** During the climax Darkseid uses his Omega Beams to try to kill both cousins.



* The Homelander, ComicBook/TheBoys' CaptainPatriotic Expy of Superman has them, which he uses to discipline fellow superheroes and take down airliners. Billy's wife died when a superfetus used its EyeBeams to get out of her womb, killing her (and making the Homelander the most likely candidate for Billy's wife's rapist).
** [[spoiler:Black Noir]] has these as well [[spoiler:since he's an even stronger clone of the Homelander. He's also the one who really raped Becky.]]



* The extreme end of the trope may be the Franchise/TheDCU's ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}, whose "Omega Effect", at full power, removes anything it hits from existence, and can travel any path he desires to hit something, including warping through space and time. Darkseid can however use the Omega Effect for a multitude of different purposes.[[spoiler: In ''Comicbook/FinalCrisis'', he uses a variation of the "Omega Effect" called the "Omega Sanction", which he uses to condemn {{Franchise/Batman}} to [[FateWorseThanDeath be trapped in a cycle of death and rebirth, with each life worse than the last. Worse, when he reaches the present again, he'll have built up enough negative energy through all those lives to result in an EarthshatteringKaboom]].]]
** On the Marvel side with a similar character, ComicBook/{{Thanos}} of Titan has eye beams that seem to be similar to but more powerful than the energy blasts he shoots from his fists.

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* The extreme end of the trope may be the Franchise/TheDCU's ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}, whose "Omega Effect", at full power, removes anything it hits from existence, and can travel any path he desires to hit something, including warping through space and time. Darkseid can however use the Omega Effect for a multitude of different purposes.[[spoiler: In ''Comicbook/FinalCrisis'', he uses a variation of the "Omega Effect" called the "Omega Sanction", which he uses to condemn {{Franchise/Batman}} Franchise/{{Batman}} to [[FateWorseThanDeath be trapped in a cycle of death and rebirth, with each life worse than the last. Worse, when he reaches the present again, he'll have built up enough negative energy through all those lives to result in an EarthshatteringKaboom]].]]
** On * From the Marvel side with ''{{ComicBook/LegionOfSuper-Heroes}}'', The Emerald Eye Of Ekron...[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin obviously]].

!!Franchise/MarvelUniverse
* ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} of the ''Comicbook/XMen'':
** Scott Summers' optic blasts have
a similar character, [[BlessedWithSuck drawback]] in the fact that he [[PowerIncontinence can't turn them off]], requiring him to constantly wear a protective visor, or ruby sunglasses for more casual occasions. Unlike most such characters, his EyeBeams are of concussive (pushing) force instead of heat (though some writers seem unaware of this), affectionately referred to as [[MemeticMutation PUNCHES FROM THE PUNCH DIMENSION]] by fans. As a result he is one of the few eye-beam heroes who can choose to merely knock you out by looking at you, as well as having the option to put holes in you.
** And ever since then, there's been plenty of ShoutOut whenever an actual Cyclops shoots EyeBeams of one type or another.
* The appropriately named Comicbook/TheVision does this.
*
ComicBook/{{Thanos}} of Titan has eye beams that seem to be similar to but more powerful than the energy blasts he shoots from his fists.



* Apollo, from ''Comicbook/TheAuthority'', has these--makes sense as he's a Superman homage. In the story where he's introduced, writer WarrenEllis tries to HandWave this as saying he's got "weird eye structure" which can cause light to lase.



%%* Masked Marauder in ''Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}''.

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* [[{{Comicbook/LegionOfSuper-Heroes}} The Emerald Eye Of Ekron]]...[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin obviously]].

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* [[{{Comicbook/LegionOfSuper-Heroes}} Apollo, from ''Comicbook/TheAuthority'', has these--makes sense as he's a Superman homage. In the story where he's introduced, writer WarrenEllis tries to HandWave this as saying he's got "weird eye structure" which can cause light to lase.
* ''ComicBook/BlackMoonChronicles'': Wismerhill gain the ability to shoot red beams out of his eyes [[spoiler:because he's a half-demon]].
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The Emerald Eye Of Ekron]]...[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin obviously]].Homelander, ComicBook/TheBoys' CaptainPatriotic Expy of Superman has them, which he uses to discipline fellow superheroes and take down airliners. Billy's wife died when a superfetus used its EyeBeams to get out of her womb, killing her (and making the Homelander the most likely candidate for Billy's wife's rapist).
** [[spoiler:Black Noir]] has these as well [[spoiler:since he's an even stronger clone of the Homelander. He's also the one who really raped Becky.]]
* Slightly deconstructed in ''ComicBook/GoldDigger'' with D'ebra. As a Platinum Dragon, she ''can'' fire eyebeams, but trying to do so in her human form hurts her eyes because, surprisingly, Human eyes are not made to channel concentrated Ether. If she has to do eyeblasts in human form, she usually uses a spell to cover her eyes with magic lenses that can focus the energy better.
* Redglare of ''ComicBook/NoHero'' can use heat vision to burn.



* Redglare of ''ComicBook/NoHero'' can use heat vision to burn.
* Masked Marauder in ''Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}''.
* The titular superhumans of ''ComicBook/{{Uber}}'' can generate powerful "disruption halos" from their eyes. For standard Ubers, these halos manifest as webs of crackling energy, and are extremely powerful but short-ranged. The most powerful Ubers, however, can fire continuous beams of destruction to wipe out whole armies at kilometer ranges.



* Slightly deconstructed in ''ComicBook/GoldDigger'' with D'ebra. As a Platinum Dragon, she ''can'' fire eyebeams, but trying to do so in her human form hurts her eyes because, surprisingly, Human eyes are not made to channel concentrated Ether. If she has to do eyeblasts in human form, she usually uses a spell to cover her eyes with magic lenses that can focus the energy better.
* ''ComicBook/BlackMoonChronicles'': Wismerhill gain the ability to shoot red beams out of his eyes [[spoiler:because he's a half-demon]].

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* Slightly deconstructed in ''ComicBook/GoldDigger'' with D'ebra. As a Platinum Dragon, she ''can'' The titular superhumans of ''ComicBook/{{Uber}}'' can generate powerful "disruption halos" from their eyes. For standard Ubers, these halos manifest as webs of crackling energy, and are extremely powerful but short-ranged. The most powerful Ubers, however, can fire eyebeams, but trying to do so in her human form hurts her eyes because, surprisingly, Human eyes are not made to channel concentrated Ether. If she has to do eyeblasts in human form, she usually uses a spell to cover her eyes with magic lenses that can focus the energy better.
* ''ComicBook/BlackMoonChronicles'': Wismerhill gain the ability to shoot red
continuous beams of destruction to wipe out of his eyes [[spoiler:because he's a half-demon]].whole armies at kilometer ranges.
11th Feb '17 10:20:10 PM PhantomRider
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* The extreme end of the trope may be the Franchise/TheDCU's ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}, whose "Omega Effect", at full power, removes anything it hits from existence, and can travel any path he desires to hit something, including warping through space and time. Darkseid can however use the Omega Effect for a multitude of different purposes.[[spoiler: In ''Comicbook/FinalCrisis'', he uses a variation of the "Omega Effect" called the "Omega Sanction", which he uses to condemn {{Franchise/Batman}} to [[FateWorseThanDeath be trapped in a cycle of death and rebirth, with each life worse than the last]].]]

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* The extreme end of the trope may be the Franchise/TheDCU's ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}, whose "Omega Effect", at full power, removes anything it hits from existence, and can travel any path he desires to hit something, including warping through space and time. Darkseid can however use the Omega Effect for a multitude of different purposes.[[spoiler: In ''Comicbook/FinalCrisis'', he uses a variation of the "Omega Effect" called the "Omega Sanction", which he uses to condemn {{Franchise/Batman}} to [[FateWorseThanDeath be trapped in a cycle of death and rebirth, with each life worse than the last]].last. Worse, when he reaches the present again, he'll have built up enough negative energy through all those lives to result in an EarthshatteringKaboom]].]]
25th Jan '17 3:01:51 PM margdean56
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** In ''Comicbook/KryptonNoMore'', Superman uses his heat vision in very varied ways such like warming himself up after a freezing attack or blasting Protector as he is changing his molecular structure.

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** In ''Comicbook/KryptonNoMore'', Superman uses his heat vision in very varied ways such like as warming himself up after a freezing attack or blasting Protector as he is changing his molecular structure.



** In ''Comicbook/KryptoniteNevermore'', Superman tries to stop a hijacked plane by fusing their electrical system with heat-vision... which chooses that precise moment to fail.
** Some examples from ''Comicbook/SupermanBrainiac'': Superman uses his heat vision when he runs into a Comicbook/{{Brainiac}}'s mechanic soldier. Kara's heat vision activates when she stares at a Brainiacís probe and remembers Kandor's abduction, and her heat beams melt the androidís head. Brainiac's robots's eyes fire electtrical, white-and-red beams. And Superman also uses his optic beams to cut off the wires connecting Metropolis and Kandor to Brainiac's ship.

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** In ''Comicbook/KryptoniteNevermore'', Superman tries to stop a hijacked plane by fusing their its electrical system with heat-vision... which chooses that precise moment to fail.
** Some examples from ''Comicbook/SupermanBrainiac'': Superman uses his heat vision when he runs into a Comicbook/{{Brainiac}}'s mechanic mechanical soldier. Kara's heat vision activates when she stares at a Brainiacís probe and remembers Kandor's abduction, and her heat beams melt the androidís head. Brainiac's robots's robots' eyes fire electtrical, electrical, white-and-red beams. And Superman also uses his optic beams to cut off the wires connecting Metropolis and Kandor to Brainiac's ship.



** In ''Comicbook/ElseworldsFinestSupergirlAndBatgirl'', Kara uses her optic beams to lit up [[spoiler:an incense burner that she set on top of Kal-Elís grave.]]

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** In ''Comicbook/ElseworldsFinestSupergirlAndBatgirl'', Kara uses her optic beams to lit up light [[spoiler:an incense burner that she set on top of Kal-Elís grave.]]
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