History EyeBeams / ComicBooks

20th Jul '16 5:24:35 AM Tron80
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-->'''Superman''' (to Mongul): '''Burn.'''

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-->'''Superman''' ** In ''ComicBook/ForTheManWhoHasEverything'' alien conqueror Mongul ''truly'' pisses him off, and Superman's heat vision blasts him.
--->'''Superman'''
(to Mongul): '''Burn.'''



*** In VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs he does it again to [[spoiler: Shazam]].
* ComicBook/PowerGirl isn't ''quite'' as restrained in her use of heat vision as Big Blue. When Satanna (mad scientist / surgeon) kidnaps her best friend to experiment on her, PG ''blasts her arm off''. She then tells the horrified Satanna that she can pick it up and reattach it ''after'' telling her where to find Terra.

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*** ** In VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs he does it again to [[spoiler: Shazam]].
* ComicBook/PowerGirl ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'''s own heat vision is her best and most used weapon. In the ''ComicBook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' arc Kara blew spaceships up, boiled a tsunami off and burned [[spoiler:Worldkiller-1]]'s host body out with it.
* ''ComicBook/PowerGirl''
isn't ''quite'' as restrained in her use of heat vision as Big Blue. When Satanna (mad scientist / surgeon) kidnaps her best friend to experiment on her, PG ''blasts her arm off''. She then tells the horrified Satanna that she can pick it up and reattach it ''after'' telling her where to find Terra.
16th Jun '16 8:04:06 PM nombretomado
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** On the Marvel side with a similar character, {{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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** On the Marvel side with a similar character, {{Thanos}} 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.
27th May '16 2:11:50 PM Doug86
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* ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} of the ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'', who has a [[BlessedWithSuck drawback]] in the fact that he [[PowerIncontinence can't turn it 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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* ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} of the ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'', ''Comicbook/XMen'', who has a [[BlessedWithSuck drawback]] in the fact that he [[PowerIncontinence can't turn it 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.



* 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}}, 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]].]]
18th Oct '15 8:20:22 PM SAMAS
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* 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.
17th Oct '15 9:57:02 PM nombretomado
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** In {{the Silver Age|OfComicBooks}}, Superman had to wear glasses made from Kryptonian glass in order to use his heat vision while disguised as Clark Kent (otherwise the glasses would melt); PostCrisis, this power was reinvented as [[PlayingWithFire pyrokinesis]] and thus that's not necessary anymore. [[PragmaticAdaptation Naturally, the TV versions]] tend to simply discreetly move his glasses out of the way.

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** In {{the UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|OfComicBooks}}, Superman had to wear glasses made from Kryptonian glass in order to use his heat vision while disguised as Clark Kent (otherwise the glasses would melt); PostCrisis, ComicBook/PostCrisis, this power was reinvented as [[PlayingWithFire pyrokinesis]] and thus that's not necessary anymore. [[PragmaticAdaptation Naturally, the TV versions]] tend to simply discreetly move his glasses out of the way.



** PostCrisis, Superman's use of heat vision changed markedly, as he was now a solar-powered superhero. Using heat vision came out of the same energy bank that all his other powers used, but at a very steep cost. Now heat vision was used sparingly or only once a battle. Really cutting loose with the beams now means that Supes is NOT in his happy place.

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** PostCrisis, ComicBook/PostCrisis, Superman's use of heat vision changed markedly, as he was now a solar-powered superhero. Using heat vision came out of the same energy bank that all his other powers used, but at a very steep cost. Now heat vision was used sparingly or only once a battle. Really cutting loose with the beams now means that Supes is NOT in his happy place.
17th Sep '15 5:16:16 PM nombretomado
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* The extreme end of the trope may be the Franchise/TheDCU's {{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 {{Darkseid}}, {{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]].]]
14th Jul '15 10:33:45 AM nombretomado
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* MartianManhunter has his Martian Vision. The effect of which [[DependingOnTheWriter depends on the writer]], ranging from heat, disintegration or concussive force.

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* MartianManhunter ComicBook/MartianManhunter has his Martian Vision. The effect of which [[DependingOnTheWriter depends on the writer]], ranging from heat, disintegration or concussive force.
12th Mar '15 7:13:45 PM nombretomado
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** Originally, the heat effect was just supposed to be his X-Ray vision turned up full blast, so during the 1950s and early 1960s, it was always described as using "the heat of my X-ray vision." Heat vision finally became a separate power in 1961's ''Action Comics'' #275, and has stayed such since. (Some SilverAge and BronzeAge reprints of stories using the earlier phrase would awkwardly reword it as "the rays of my heat vision" or similar.)

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** Originally, the heat effect was just supposed to be his X-Ray vision turned up full blast, so during the 1950s and early 1960s, it was always described as using "the heat of my X-ray vision." Heat vision finally became a separate power in 1961's ''Action Comics'' #275, and has stayed such since. (Some SilverAge [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] and BronzeAge [[UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Bronze Age]] reprints of stories using the earlier phrase would awkwardly reword it as "the rays of my heat vision" or similar.)
31st Jan '15 7:47:20 PM JohnnyNevada
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** Originally, the heat effect was just supposed to be his X-Ray vision turned up full blast, so for most of the SilverAge it was always described as "using the heat of my X-ray vision." The phrase wasn't shortened to "heat vision" until almost the start of the BronzeAge. PostCrisis, his heat vision has been considered a separate power from his X-Ray vision.

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** Originally, the heat effect was just supposed to be his X-Ray vision turned up full blast, so for most of during the SilverAge 1950s and early 1960s, it was always described as "using the using "the heat of my X-ray vision." The phrase wasn't shortened to "heat vision" until almost the start of the BronzeAge. PostCrisis, his heat Heat vision has been considered finally became a separate power from his X-Ray vision.in 1961's ''Action Comics'' #275, and has stayed such since. (Some SilverAge and BronzeAge reprints of stories using the earlier phrase would awkwardly reword it as "the rays of my heat vision" or similar.)
16th Jan '15 10:10:44 AM rjung
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* In ''ComicBook/StrikeforceMorituri,'' this was the ability that Woodrow Green of the first group of Morituri subjects received.
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