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15th Jan '17 11:55:47 AM WaterBlap
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The Blind Seer is an [[OlderThanFeudalism old]] [[ArchetypalCharacter archetype]]. They are blind, and yet they can see more than we can. This seems to be a recurring theme in mythology; Justice is blind, [[Myth/NorseMythology Odin]] plucked out an eye to gain knowledge, and [[Myth/GreekMythology the Graeae]] had only had one eye between three of them. Time and time again, the sacrifice of sight is shown to result in greater cosmic knowledge.

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The Blind Seer is an [[OlderThanFeudalism old]] [[ArchetypalCharacter archetype]]. They are blind, and yet they can see more than we can. This seems to be a recurring theme in mythology; Justice is blind, [[Myth/NorseMythology Odin]] plucked out an eye to gain knowledge, and [[Myth/GreekMythology [[Myth/ClassicalMythology the Graeae]] had only had one eye between three of them. Time and time again, the sacrifice of sight is shown to result in greater cosmic knowledge.
11th Jan '17 6:19:03 PM Luppercus
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* ''Series/{{Sliders}}'': When they reach a world where witchcraft and magick are commonplace, a blind seer woman foretell their future. Wade herself invokes this trope.
5th Jan '17 9:31:42 AM Allronix
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* ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' lets you play a Miraluka. Sadly, your screen doesn't reflect your character's Force Sight, but they do get cosmetic ability to sense the alignment of other player characters, which can be more useful than one would think. [[note]] If you're a light-ssided player and you just got into a flashpoint with three dark-aligned players? Don't expect the story-based rolls to go in your favor. [[/note]]

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* ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' lets you play a Miraluka. Sadly, your screen doesn't reflect your character's Force Sight, but they do get cosmetic ability to sense the alignment of other player characters, which can be more useful than one would think. [[note]] If you're a light-ssided light-sided player and you just got into a flashpoint with three dark-aligned players? Don't expect the story-based rolls to go in your favor. [[/note]]
5th Jan '17 9:29:48 AM Allronix
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* ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' lets you play a Miraluka. Sadly, your screen doesn't reflect your character's Force Sight, but they do get cosmetic ability to sense the alignment of other player characters, which can be more useful than one would think. [[note]] If you're a light-ssided player and you just got into a flashpoint with three dark-aligned players? Don't expect the story-based rolls to go in your favor. [[/note]]
27th Dec '16 8:32:56 PM GoldenSquid
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* There was this one fantasy novel where a mind-reading blind character could use his magic to read a book through the eyes of a sighted person...
13th Dec '16 6:54:20 AM Tron80
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* SpiderMan's mentor figure Madame Web was one of these. [[spoiler:When the Kraven family killed her, she passed her powers onto Julia Carpenter, a.k.a. ComicBook/SpiderWoman II, who became the new Madame Web complete with blindness.]]

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* SpiderMan's Franchise/SpiderMan's mentor figure Madame Web was one of these. [[spoiler:When the Kraven family killed her, she passed her powers onto Julia Carpenter, a.k.a. ComicBook/SpiderWoman II, who became the new Madame Web complete with blindness.]]]]
* In ''Comicbook/KryptoniteNevermore'' Franchise/{{Superman}} meets I-Ching, Franchise/WonderWoman's blind martial arts master who has a "third sight". He can "see" things hidden to normal eyes. He discovers Clark Kent's true identity, suspects his loss of powers may be of a supernatural cause, and can tell how Superman is dressed.
-->'''Superman:''' Incredible... You're blind yet you could yell how I'm dressed! You have what's called... Second sight?\\
'''I-Ching:''' My capacity is closer to... Third sight!
24th Nov '16 3:36:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* Subverted with Nessiah of ''YggdraUnion''. He's very much blind and is known as "The Prophet" in the Imperial Army, but he's not actually a seer--he's just very much aware of everything that's going on across the continent and is ''ridiculously'' good at XanatosSpeedChess. [[spoiler:It probably helps that he's ReallySevenHundredYearsOld, so there's the whole been-there-done-that thing, too.]]

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* Subverted with Nessiah of ''YggdraUnion''.''VideoGame/YggdraUnion''. He's very much blind and is known as "The Prophet" in the Imperial Army, but he's not actually a seer--he's just very much aware of everything that's going on across the continent and is ''ridiculously'' good at XanatosSpeedChess. [[spoiler:It probably helps that he's ReallySevenHundredYearsOld, so there's the whole been-there-done-that thing, too.]]



* ''ArmedAndDangerous'' gives us Rexus, a smelly old man who although blind manages with his sixth sense.

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* ''ArmedAndDangerous'' ''VideoGame/ArmedAndDangerous'' gives us Rexus, a smelly old man who although blind manages with his sixth sense.
30th Oct '16 3:47:26 PM nombretomado
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* When ''HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' first started and the series followed a revolving cast of supporting characters (ie, Herc'd bump into one of his buddies every week, and they'd hang. Also Zeus was more of a dirty old man and less of a "[[AGodAmI Scary muthafucka with a beard]]", one of his pals was a blind prophet.

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* When ''HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' first started and the series followed a revolving cast of supporting characters (ie, Herc'd bump into one of his buddies every week, and they'd hang. Also Zeus was more of a dirty old man and less of a "[[AGodAmI Scary muthafucka with a beard]]", one of his pals was a blind prophet.



* The Dochraid from ''Series/{{Merlin}}''.

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* %%* The Dochraid from ''Series/{{Merlin}}''.
16th Oct '16 4:43:28 PM Animeking1108
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* Ian from the ''Literature/MichaelVey'' series, who has the power of Electrolocation, similar to that of an electric eel.
5th Oct '16 5:08:50 PM Yuihime
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* Downplayed in ''Webcomic/{{Widdershins}}''. Jack O'Malley can see and interact with spirits and auras, but is completely color-blind.
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