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14th Mar '18 4:38:47 PM zarpaulus
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* Skitter in ''Webcomic/{{Drive}}'' can perceive gravity using his "mohawk" crest, which allows him to avoid space debris when piloting starships at FTL, hence why the Empire wants to find his homeworld.
14th Mar '18 2:30:40 PM Sharlee
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* ''WebAnimation/{{Dreamscape}}'': Jenna's Skull Snake has thermal vision. Not even the way snakes sense body heat using their tongue like in RealLife; its just like straight-up thermal goggles.

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* ''WebAnimation/{{Dreamscape}}'': Jenna's Skull Snake has thermal vision. Not even the way snakes sense body heat using their tongue facial pits like in RealLife; its just like straight-up thermal goggles.
13th Mar '18 7:49:05 PM vexusdylandasecond
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* ''WebAnimation/{{Dreamscape}}'': Jenna's Skull Snake has thermal vision. Not even the way snakes sense body heat using their tongue like in RealLife; its just like straight-up thermal goggles.
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11th Mar '18 8:19:22 AM Sharlee
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A subtrope of BizarreAlienBiology, and supertrope to MysteriousAnimalSenses. Frequently correlated with EyelessFace. Contrast BlindfoldedVision, in which someone denied their normal eyesight relies on other sensory modes, or SuperSenses, when normal human senses are enhanced. For a different sort of alien feeling, see InhumanEmotion.

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A subtrope of BizarreAlienBiology, and supertrope to MysteriousAnimalSenses. Frequently correlated with EyelessFace. Contrast BlindfoldedVision, in which someone denied their normal eyesight relies on other sensory modes, or SuperSenses, when normal human senses are enhanced. Commonly found in TheMorlocks as well as aliens. For a different sort of alien feeling, see InhumanEmotion.
3rd Mar '18 7:59:14 PM HaroldRowsdower
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* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', magic itself is sapient and aware. It doesn't have any senses - its only awareness of the world relates to how spellcasters use it.
24th Feb '18 12:39:37 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Some [[DishingOutDirt Earthbenders]] on ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' use their abilities to sense vibrations in the ground.

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* Some [[DishingOutDirt Earthbenders]] on ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' use their abilities to sense vibrations in the ground.
ground. This also enables them to [[LivingLieDetector detect lies]] by picking up on stress-induced changes in other people's breath and heartbeat -- though it [[NoSell doesn't work]] if someone is enough a ConsummateLiar to deceive people without a second thought.
18th Dec '17 9:24:20 AM Sharlee
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* In Creator/IsaacAsimov's short story "Green Patches", aka "Misbegotten Missionary", life forms on Saybrook's Planet have tufts of green hair-like structures in place of eyes, which allow them to sense the interconnections that link all life forms on their world into one vast gestalt consciousness. [[spoiler: Earth organisms - everything from bacteria to plants to the next generation of animals - develop these same green patches ''in place of eyes'' if exposed to Saybrook biota.]]

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* In Creator/IsaacAsimov's short story "Green Patches", aka "Misbegotten Missionary", life forms on Saybrook's Planet have tufts of green hair-like structures in place of eyes, on their surface, which allow them to sense the interconnections that link all life forms on their world into one vast gestalt consciousness. [[spoiler: Earth organisms - everything from bacteria to plants to the next generation of animals - develop these same green patches ''in place of eyes'' if exposed to Saybrook biota.]]
18th Dec '17 9:23:37 AM Sharlee
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* In Creator/IsaacAsimov's short story "Green Patches", aka "Misbegotten Missionary", life forms on Saybrook's Planet have tufts of green hair-like structures in place of eyes, which allow them to sense the interconnections that link all life forms on their world into one vast gestalt consciousness. [[spoiler: Earth organisms - everything from bacteria to plants to the next generation of animals - develop these same green patches ''in place of eyes'' if exposed to Saybrook biota.]]
14th Dec '17 2:39:43 AM Luppercus
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* ComicBook/MartianManhunter occasionally mentions having nine senses.

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* ComicBook/MartianManhunter occasionally mentions having nine senses.[[note]]Which actually would make him have ''less'' senses than humans (apart from the five classic ones humans also have sense of temperature, balance, kinesthetic, pain and several internal senses like hunger, although the writers were probably thinking in the five traditional ones). [[/note]]
12th Dec '17 7:15:08 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'': Windrunners like Kaladin have an ill-defined ability to sense wind currents, which is a passive ability separate from the more active Surges. Not only does this aid them in their NotQuiteFlight, but it allows them to predict the flow of battle in ways other people cannot match. In [[Literature/WordsOfRadiance the second book]], [[spoiler:this almost gets Kaladin killed in his first fight with Szeth. He lets his windsense guide his strikes, only to be taken completely off guard when Szeth easily counters his move. This implies that the Windrunner Honorblade that Szeth is using grants this same ability--or maybe Szeth is just ''that'' good]].

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* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'': ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'':
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Windrunners like Kaladin have an ill-defined ability to sense wind currents, which is a passive ability separate from the more active Surges. Not only does this aid them in their NotQuiteFlight, but it allows them to predict the flow of battle in ways other people cannot match. In [[Literature/WordsOfRadiance the second book]], [[spoiler:this almost gets Kaladin killed in his first fight with Szeth. He lets his windsense guide his strikes, only to be taken completely off guard when Szeth easily counters his move. This implies that the Windrunner Honorblade that Szeth is using grants this same ability--or maybe Szeth is just ''that'' good]].good]].
** A few in the third book, ''Literature/{{Oathbringer}}'':
*** Lift can apparently ''smell'' when someone has visited the Nightwatcher.
*** Syl is surprised to discover that she can sense when a highstorm is coming, even when it's still days off. When Kaladin was in the warcamps, she didn't need to exercise this ability since there were always lists of when the next few storms would be.
*** Shallan and [[spoiler:Renarin]] can both feel Re-Shephir somewhere deep in the tower, long before they actually find her. Due to her connection to Lightweaving and the fact that Dalinar couldn't sense her, it's possible that their power over the Surge of Illumination granted them this ability.
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