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10th Sep '17 12:30:43 PM ultimomant
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* In Creator/RobertSilverberg's short story "To See the Invisible Man" (which was also adapted as an episode of the '80s ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' revival), a man sentenced to a year of "societal" invisibility manages a brief conversation with a blind man, who ends up rejecting him just like everybody else. Though, in this case, the blind man could have been arrested for talking to him. That's the point of the sentence, after all (to the point that the "invisible" man was able to waltz into a women's spa and gawk at them, and they can't do anything about it).

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* In Creator/RobertSilverberg's short story "To See the Invisible Man" (which was also adapted as an episode of the '80s ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' revival), ''Series/TheTwilightZone1985''), a man sentenced to a year of "societal" invisibility manages a brief conversation with a blind man, who ends up rejecting him just like everybody else. Though, in this case, the blind man could have been arrested for talking to him. That's the point of the sentence, after all (to the point that the "invisible" man was able to waltz into a women's spa and gawk at them, and they can't do anything about it).



* In 1980's ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' episode "To See the Invisible Man", Mitchell Chaplin is punished by being given an implant that means others have to ignore him and act as if he was not there. The only person to treat him decently during his sentence is a blind man who cannot see the implant. The blind man is quite angry when he learns that Mitchell has tried to trick him into breaking the law by acknowledging his existence.

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* In 1980's ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' ''Series/TheTwilightZone1985'' episode "To See the Invisible Man", Mitchell Chaplin is punished by being given an implant that means others have to ignore him and act as if he was not there. The only person to treat him decently during his sentence is a blind man who cannot see the implant. The blind man is quite angry when he learns that Mitchell has tried to trick him into breaking the law by acknowledging his existence.
2nd Sep '17 10:14:12 PM DarkHunter
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* Buu of ''Anime/DragonballZ'' meets a blind kid who didn't know his appearance. After realizing he wasn't frightened, Buu figured out the problem and used his magic to heal the boy's eyes. Afterwards the boy was very grateful, and still didn't find anything unusual about Buu's appearance because he had lived among anthropomorphic animals his entire life. Buu doesn't kill him, a hint that he isn't a bad guy. But it's practically confirmed that the evil Buu kills this kid later, since [[OmnicidalManiac he killed everybody on Earth]].

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* Buu of ''Anime/DragonballZ'' meets a blind kid who didn't know his appearance. After realizing he wasn't frightened, Buu figured out the problem and used his magic to heal the boy's eyes. Afterwards the boy was very grateful, and still didn't find anything unusual about Buu's appearance because Buu was the first person he'd ever actually seen, thus he had lived among anthropomorphic animals his entire life.no basis for comparison. Buu doesn't kill him, a hint that he isn't a bad guy. But it's practically confirmed that the evil Buu kills this kid later, since [[OmnicidalManiac he killed everybody on Earth]].
11th Jul '17 7:18:54 AM simonscot
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* Hanako Ikezawa from ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'' was left disfigured (but not horribly so) in an fire. Lilly, her best friend, is blind since birth. However it's actually reversed, as with her [[PhysicalScarsPsychologicalScars severe emotional scars to go along with her physical ones]], Hanako seems to be the only one who thinks that she's a monster [[spoiler:being shunned by the other kids at the orphanage where she grew up after the house fire that killed her parents and scarred her does that to a person]]. While not everyone is repulsed by her appearance, many of those who are not, such as Hisao, often act awkwardly while trying to avoid looking at her scars, and Hisao suspects that as that does not apply to Lilly, it was easier for her to befriend Hanako.

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* Hanako Ikezawa from ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'' was left disfigured (but not horribly so) in an a fire. Lilly, her best friend, is blind since birth. However it's actually reversed, as with her [[PhysicalScarsPsychologicalScars severe emotional scars to go along with her physical ones]], Hanako seems to be the only one who thinks that she's a monster [[spoiler:being shunned by the other kids at the orphanage where she grew up after the house fire that killed her parents and scarred her does that to a person]]. While not everyone is repulsed by her appearance, many of those who are not, such as Hisao, often act awkwardly while trying to avoid looking at her scars, and Hisao suspects that as that does not apply to Lilly, it was easier for her to befriend Hanako.
17th Jun '17 1:16:02 AM Doug86
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* In an early issue of ''Franchise/{{Superman}}: Comicbook/TheManOfSteel'', Lois Lane's sister Lucy tried to commit suicide after being blinded in an accident. She was rescued by Bizarro, but she thought it was Superman. This was an homage to the first appearance of Bizarro in ''Superboy'' back in the 1950s, where [[TheWoobie Bizarro's]] only friend is a blind girl who doesn't realize he's a monster.

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* In an early the fifth issue of ''Franchise/{{Superman}}: Comicbook/TheManOfSteel'', Lois Lane's sister Lucy tried to commit suicide after being blinded in an accident. She was rescued by Bizarro, but she thought it was Superman. This was an homage to the first appearance of Bizarro in ''Superboy'' back in the 1950s, where [[TheWoobie Bizarro's]] only friend is a blind girl who doesn't realize he's a monster.



* In ''ComicBook/SupermanAndBatmanGenerations III'', one of {{ComicBook/Darkseid}}'s new Parademons gets separated from its unit and encounters a old blind woman who treats it kindly. In return it tells her its story, including the fact that it's part of a new breed designed with the ability to think and reason for themselves. [[spoiler:Subverted when it's revealed that the woman is actually Supergirl, disguised using a Mother Box, and she snaps the Parademon's neck so none of the other heroes learn of their sentience and have qualms about fighting them.]]

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* In ''ComicBook/SupermanAndBatmanGenerations III'', one of {{ComicBook/Darkseid}}'s ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}'s new Parademons gets separated from its unit and encounters a old blind woman who treats it kindly. In return it tells her its story, including the fact that it's part of a new breed designed with the ability to think and reason for themselves. [[spoiler:Subverted when it's revealed that the woman is actually Supergirl, disguised using a Mother Box, and she snaps the Parademon's neck so none of the other heroes learn of their sentience and have qualms about fighting them.]]



* In ''Comicbook/{{Batman}} vs Comicbook/{{The Incredible Hulk}}'', an old blind tramp who looks a lot like Creator/{{Stan Lee}} advises the Hulk that maybe puny humans would stop trying to hurt him if he showed a little kindness. Hulk thinks he's right. [[spoiler:{{Subverted| trope}} when the tramps is actually a disguised Batman, who needs the Hulk to go with the Joker ([[{{it makes sense in context}} long story]]).]]

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* In ''Comicbook/{{Batman}} Franchise/{{Batman}} vs Comicbook/{{The Incredible Hulk}}'', Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk'', an old blind tramp who looks a lot like Creator/{{Stan Lee}} Creator/StanLee advises the Hulk that maybe puny humans would stop trying to hurt him if he showed a little kindness. Hulk thinks he's right. [[spoiler:{{Subverted| trope}} when the tramps tramp is actually a disguised Batman, who needs the Hulk to go with the Joker ([[{{it makes sense in context}} long story]]).]]
14th Jun '17 7:15:27 AM ApeAccount
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* On ''Series/PlanetOfTheApes'' there was an episode where the two humans pretended to be apes when talking to a blind ape girl who was prejudiced against humans.
28th May '17 5:45:16 PM MagBas
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Of course, there are also the UnfortunateImplications that you'd have to be completely blind to fall for someone so ugly, or that it's okay to lie to blind people.
2nd May '17 10:38:01 AM juniperlove15
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* [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Carly]], the [[TheGrotesque deformed]] SerialKiller in F Paul Wilson's ''Faces'' becomes TheCaretaker to an old blind woman who in addition to having no reason to care what she looks like, is also the only person to treat Carly with kindness.
29th Apr '17 10:58:42 AM nombretomado
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* Invoked and then subverted in TimothyZahn's short story "The Giftie Gie Us," in which a war vet with a badly damaged face takes a blind woman into his home; he grows to care for her, but believes if she could ever see his face she'd be repulsed. It is then revealed that she can telepathically see through other people's eyes, has always known what he looks like, and doesn't care.

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* Invoked and then subverted in TimothyZahn's Creator/TimothyZahn's short story "The Giftie Gie Us," in which a war vet with a badly damaged face takes a blind woman into his home; he grows to care for her, but believes if she could ever see his face she'd be repulsed. It is then revealed that she can telepathically see through other people's eyes, has always known what he looks like, and doesn't care.
31st Jan '17 9:04:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* Subverted in ''Webcomic/{{Roommates}}'' where [[ThePhantomOfTheOpera Erik]] starts dating [[RepoTheGeneticOpera Blind Mag]] after they get stuck in the elevator for a bit. She's touched his face and knows what's there, but points out that her story has worse in it.

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* Subverted in ''Webcomic/{{Roommates}}'' where [[ThePhantomOfTheOpera [[Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera Erik]] starts dating [[RepoTheGeneticOpera [[Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera Blind Mag]] after they get stuck in the elevator for a bit. She's touched his face and knows what's there, but points out that her story has worse in it.
28th Jan '17 12:13:36 AM erforce
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* ''Film/TheToxicAvenger'' (a mutant) has a blind girlfriend. A smokin' hot one. When she is finally given sight for the first time in [[Film/TheToxicAvengerPartIIITheLastTemptationOfToxie the third film]], she sees her hot doctor and screams in horror, but thought that her freaky mutated beau was the sexiest man alive.

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* The title hero of ''Film/TheToxicAvenger'' (a mutant) has a blind girlfriend. A smokin' hot one. When she is finally given sight for the first time in [[Film/TheToxicAvengerPartIIITheLastTemptationOfToxie the third film]], she sees her hot doctor and screams in horror, but thought that her freaky mutated beau was the sexiest man alive.
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