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26th Jun '16 1:35:59 PM Chabal2
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-->-- ''ComicBook/TheSandman''

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-->-- ''ComicBook/TheSandman''
''ComicBook/TheSandman'' on [[TheOmniscient Destiny of the Endless]]
25th Jun '16 4:45:46 PM nombretomado
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* A side quest in ''BaldursGate II'' involved the Cult of the Unseeing Eye, who plucked out their "cursed orbs" in the belief that it would grant them divine favour. There appears to be something to it, given that they act as if they're not blind (Blindess is a StandardStatusEffect that disables AI and makes targeting anything at a range greater than melee impossible; the unseeing eye cultists do not have this penalty. Oddly enough, they can be targeted by Blindness spells and gain the normal blindness penalties when under the effects. [[FridgeLogic Better not think too long about that]]).

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* A side quest in ''BaldursGate II'' ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII'' involved the Cult of the Unseeing Eye, who plucked out their "cursed orbs" in the belief that it would grant them divine favour. There appears to be something to it, given that they act as if they're not blind (Blindess is a StandardStatusEffect that disables AI and makes targeting anything at a range greater than melee impossible; the unseeing eye cultists do not have this penalty. Oddly enough, they can be targeted by Blindness spells and gain the normal blindness penalties when under the effects. [[FridgeLogic Better not think too long about that]]).
1st Jun '16 3:30:29 AM CaptainTedium
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* The ''WesternAnimation/ChallengeOfTheGobots'' episode "The Seer" had the Renegades target a blind boy who was able to see visions of the future in his dreams.
18th May '16 4:00:06 AM FlashRebel
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** Not only that : he has two frequently usable skills that reveal enemies in the FogOfWar to his teammates (even stealthed ones).
13th May '16 11:12:24 PM Doug86
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* After Atara in ''EaCycle'' becomes blind she still finds out that she can use her second sight to see around him and remain a deadly archer... when her second sight feels like it. The rest of the time she's blind for real.

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* After Atara in ''EaCycle'' ''Literature/EaCycle'' becomes blind she still finds out that she can use her second sight to see around him and remain a deadly archer... when her second sight feels like it. The rest of the time she's blind for real.
27th Apr '16 1:43:13 AM erforce
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%%* Cass from ''TheHillsHaveEyes Part II''

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%%* Cass from ''TheHillsHaveEyes Part II''''Film/TheHillsHaveEyesPartII''
26th Apr '16 9:14:56 AM Soldancer
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* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' has Urza, an immensely powerful, immortal wizard, disguise himself as this, shown in the game as the [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=23006 Blind Seer]] card.

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* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' has Urza, an immensely powerful, immortal wizard, disguise himself as this, shown in the game as the [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=23006 Blind Seer]] card. That's also him in the page image.
18th Apr '16 9:36:43 AM Willbyr
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* [[spoiler:Galatea]] from ''{{Claymore}}''.
* Though the scene is subject to interpretation, in one episode of ''[[Anime/CodeGeass Code Geass R2]]'' Lelouch's blind sister Nunally determines someone to be lying by holding her hand while she speaks.

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* [[spoiler:Galatea]] from ''{{Claymore}}''.
''Manga/{{Claymore}}''.
* Though the scene is subject to interpretation, in one episode of ''[[Anime/CodeGeass Code Geass R2]]'' ''Anime/CodeGeass R2'' Lelouch's blind sister Nunally determines someone to be lying by holding her hand while she speaks.



* Tsubaki Kasugano aka the Sixth from ''Manga/MiraiNikki'' claims to be one, or at least to have her eyesight badly damaged because of her position as the {{Miko}} for a local cult, which requires her to stay inside the darkened shrine. [[spoiler: She's lying.]]
* Kenshin from ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' is so awesomely badass, he can see after being blinded for a while.

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* Tsubaki Kasugano aka the Sixth from ''Manga/MiraiNikki'' ''Manga/FutureDiary'' claims to be one, or at least to have her eyesight badly damaged because of her position as the {{Miko}} for a local cult, which requires her to stay inside the darkened shrine. [[spoiler: She's lying.]]
* Kenshin from ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' is so awesomely badass, he can see after being blinded for a while.''Manga/RurouniKenshin''



** Also, Usui the Blind Swordsman, a member of Shishio's Juppongatana was able to use his "Eye of Heart" to continue fighting despite his blindness. However, the secret behind his seemingly superhuman powers is actually that as a result of losing his sight, his other senses were heightened dramatically (And with him being a swordsman, they were probably pretty sharp to begin with). Hearing it from him, the trick with "Eye of Heart" is that his sense of hearing is hyper-developed, allowing him to hear motion and even blood flow.

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** Also, Usui the Blind Swordsman, a member of Shishio's Juppongatana was able to use his "Eye of Heart" to continue fighting despite his blindness. However, the secret behind his seemingly superhuman powers is actually that as a result of losing his sight, his other senses were heightened dramatically (And with him being a swordsman, they were probably pretty sharp to begin with). Hearing it from him, the trick with "Eye of Heart" is that his sense of hearing is hyper-developed, allowing him to hear motion and even blood flow.



* Partial example from ''KingdomHearts'': Riku gains this ability sometime between Chain of Memories and ''[=KH2=]''. His normal eyesight still works fine when he takes his blindfold off, but he seems to prefer using the darkness-sensing abilities he picked up in ''[=CoM=]''.

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* Partial example from ''KingdomHearts'': ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'': Riku gains this ability sometime between Chain of Memories and ''[=KH2=]''. His normal eyesight still works fine when he takes his blindfold off, but he seems to prefer using the darkness-sensing abilities he picked up in ''[=CoM=]''.
9th Apr '16 7:28:50 AM LordGro
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* ''Literature/EyrbyggjaSaga'': Thorodd's second-sighted foster-mother has gone blind in her old age. When she urges Thorodd to slaughter the bull-calf Glaesir, Thorodd tricks her by slaughtering a different calf. Being blind, she does not realize Glaesir is alive until much later. True to her warnings, Glaesir eventually kills Thorodd.
6th Apr '16 11:27:44 AM narm00
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* Probe, a psychic from the new ''ComicBook/BlueBeetle'', literally has [[EyelessFace no eyes]]. She wears sunglasses when she's out and about.

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* Probe, a psychic from the new ''ComicBook/BlueBeetle'', first Jaime Reyes ''ComicBook/BlueBeetle'' series, literally has [[EyelessFace no eyes]]. She wears sunglasses when she's out and about.



* Blind Guardian. Guardian is a type of seer, at any rate, and their songs deal with the same subject matter as the typical Blind Seer.
* "Spider Web," Joan Osborne's dream of RayCharles, gives a twist to the trope, because in her dream Ray can see just fine. "Then he took his glasses off, and I could look inside his head / Flashing like a thunderstorm, I saw a shining spider web." Then he takes her flying in the air and gives her some sage advice.

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* Blind Guardian.Music/BlindGuardian. Guardian is a type of seer, at any rate, and their songs deal with the same subject matter as the typical Blind Seer.
* "Spider Web," Joan Osborne's dream of RayCharles, Music/RayCharles, gives a twist to the trope, because in her dream Ray can see just fine. "Then he took his glasses off, and I could look inside his head / Flashing like a thunderstorm, I saw a shining spider web." Then he takes her flying in the air and gives her some sage advice.



* Tiresias the blind prophet (pictured above) makes this OlderThanFeudalism. How he ''got'' that way is an interesting story (in a nutshell, Zeus and Hera experimented on him to settle a bet; they made him live as a woman for several years, and then asked him his opinion on whether a man or a woman enjoyed sex more. Tiresias sided with Zeus (claiming that women did, actually--essentially, Hera was angry at men in general for being such [[AllMenArePerverts massive perverts]], but Zeus replied that [[AllWomenAreLustful women were just as perverted]]), so Hera cursed him with blindness, but Zeus consoled him by giving him prophecy.)

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* Myth/ClassicalMythology: Tiresias the blind prophet (pictured above) makes this OlderThanFeudalism. How he ''got'' that way is an interesting story (in a nutshell, Zeus and Hera experimented on him to settle a bet; they made him live as a woman for several years, and then asked him his opinion on whether a man or a woman enjoyed sex more. Tiresias sided with Zeus (claiming that women did, actually--essentially, Hera was angry at men in general for being such [[AllMenArePerverts massive perverts]], but Zeus replied that [[AllWomenAreLustful women were just as perverted]]), so Hera cursed him with blindness, but Zeus consoled him by giving him prophecy.)



* Odin went halfway, trading one eye for a drink from the well of wisdom.

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* Odin [[Myth/NorseMythology Odin]] went halfway, trading one eye for a drink from the well of wisdom.



* ''{{GURPS}}'' allows characters with the Blindness disadvantage to take improved hearing and taste/smell for half cost, as partial compensation. They also get reduced penalties to fighting blind, since they are blind all the time, and (naturally) darkness doesn't affect their skills. But the obvious downsides hold: they can never learn skills like Forgery, and a lot of other tasks are harder or just plain impossible for them.

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* ''{{GURPS}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' allows characters with the Blindness disadvantage to take improved hearing and taste/smell for half cost, as partial compensation. They also get reduced penalties to fighting blind, since they are blind all the time, and (naturally) darkness doesn't affect their skills. But the obvious downsides hold: they can never learn skills like Forgery, and a lot of other tasks are harder or just plain impossible for them.



* In Hero's Journey, one of the example characters used in the mechanics videos is Aurora Dahl, a blind chosen of Odin who is able to sense fate and acts as it's vessel in delivering prophecy.

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* In Hero's Journey, one of the example characters used in the mechanics videos is Aurora Dahl, a blind chosen of Odin who is able to sense fate and acts as it's its vessel in delivering prophecy.



** In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', Toph is still around [[NeverMessWithGranny despite being roughly 85]] and lives in a swamp where a tree has spread it's roots around the world, letting her sense more or less what's going on in the outside world.

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** In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', Toph is still around [[NeverMessWithGranny despite being roughly 85]] and lives in a swamp where a tree has spread it's its roots around the world, letting her sense more or less what's going on in the outside world.
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