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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.
29th Dec '16 9:35:30 AM Doug86
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* Something similar happens to Beast in the '90s ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' cartoon. Oddly, Hank thinks Carly is unaware he's a mutant, even though she previously made a joke about his fur. (Though that may be due to her father.) And when her sight is eventually restored (thanks to Beast's help), one of her first comments is how nice she thinks his soft blue fur looks.

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* Something similar happens to Beast in the '90s ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' cartoon. Oddly, Hank thinks Carly is unaware he's a mutant, even though she previously made a joke about his fur. (Though that may be due to her father.) And when her sight is eventually restored (thanks to Beast's help), one of her first comments is how nice she thinks his soft blue fur looks.
4th Nov '16 9:36:03 AM lapetitesinge
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* Subverted on an episode of ''Series/WillAndGrace'' in which Will, who is a good-looking man, is set up on a date with a blind man. (Leads to a sort of WhosOnFirst incident when he realizes it's a ''literal'' blind date.) The man asks to feel Will's face so he can "see" him, which Will permits, and then the guy complains that just because he's blind, people always set him up with ugly dates.

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* Subverted on an episode of ''Series/WillAndGrace'' in which Will, who is a good-looking man, is set up on a date with a blind man. (Leads to a sort of WhosOnFirst incident when he realizes it's a ''literal'' blind date.) The man asks to feel Will's face so he can "see" him, which Will permits, and then the guy complains that just because he's blind, people always set him up with ugly dates. It is then revealed to be a prank, engineered by Jack for his new reality show "Pink'd" ("[[TheMockbuster a non-derivative version of]] ''Series/PunkD''"), playing on Will's insecure vanity for humor.
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