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16th Mar '17 3:54:15 PM JoeMerl
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* PlayedWith in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse,'' as [[PrescienceIsPredictable Sapphire]] is a {{Seer}} who seems unencumbered by her BlindingBangs. [[{{Cyclops}} She only has one eye]], though.
4th Mar '17 2:45:31 PM StFan
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* ''{{Firekeeper}}'' has a TalkingAnimal wolf called Blind Seer. The wolves thought he was blind because of his blue eyes, when he grew up they that realized he could see. Also, this might be a MeaningfulName in another way, as he is unusually curious and quite perceptive for a wolf.

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* ''{{Firekeeper}}'' ''Literature/FirekeeperSaga'': Firekeeper has a TalkingAnimal wolf called Blind Seer. The wolves thought he was blind because of his blue eyes, when he grew up they that realized he could see. Also, this might be a MeaningfulName in another way, as he is unusually curious and quite perceptive for a wolf.



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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.)
** According to an alternate telling, he stumbled upon Athena while she was bathing. Her immediate reaction was to blind him, but after realizing it was an accident she granted him foresight as an apology.
* Justice wasn't actually blind, but she ''was'' blindfolded (starting in the 15th century).
** Fortune sometimes too.
* [[Myth/NorseMythology Odin]] went halfway, trading one eye for a drink from the well of wisdom.

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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.)
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) According to an alternate telling, he stumbled upon Athena while she was bathing. Her immediate reaction was to blind him, but after realizing it was an accident she granted him foresight as an apology.
* Justice wasn't actually blind, but she ''was'' blindfolded (starting in the 15th century).
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century). Fortune sometimes too.
* [[Myth/NorseMythology Odin]] Myth/NorseMythology: Odin went halfway, trading one eye for a drink from the well of wisdom.



* In ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', most any [[PlayerCharacter PC]] can take the feat "Blind Fight" which, although not granting prophetic visions, allows for them to fight when blinded or without light just as well as if it where clear as day.
** Many powerful monsters, especially those that dwell underground, have "blind fight" or "tremorsense," which allow them to effectively fight in the dark.

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* In ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', most ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':
** Most
any [[PlayerCharacter PC]] can take the feat "Blind Fight" which, although not granting prophetic visions, allows for them to fight when blinded or without light just almost as well as if it where clear as day.
** Many powerful monsters, especially those that dwell underground, have "blind fight" "blindsight" or "tremorsense," which allow them to effectively fight in the dark.



* [[LittleMissBadass Toph]] from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' can sense the vibrations of the Earth, and is able to sense underground, behind walls and pretty much everything that a normal person can see. She can also tell whether someone is lying by sensing their heart rates. Incidentally, she is perhaps the greatest [[DishingOutDirt earthbender]] in the world of Avatar, having learned earthbending from its original source, the blind [[MixAndMatchCritters badgermoles]] that are able to move earth, and likewise earthbends in a style inspired by a different martial art than most earthbenders do, a martial art which was coincidentally invented by a blind woman, or so the folklore states.
** In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', Toph is still around [[NeverMessWithGranny despite being roughly 85]] and lives in a swamp where a tree has spread its roots around the world, letting her sense more or less what's going on in the outside world.

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* [[LittleMissBadass Toph]] from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' can sense the vibrations of the Earth, and is able to sense underground, behind walls and pretty much everything that a normal person can see. She can also tell whether someone is lying by sensing their heart rates. Incidentally, she is perhaps the greatest [[DishingOutDirt earthbender]] in the world of Avatar, ''Avatar'', having learned earthbending from its original source, the blind [[MixAndMatchCritters badgermoles]] that are able to move earth, and likewise earthbends in a style inspired by a different martial art than most earthbenders do, a martial art which was coincidentally invented by a blind woman, or so the folklore states.
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states. In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', Toph is still around [[NeverMessWithGranny despite being roughly 85]] and lives in a swamp where a tree has spread its roots around the world, letting her sense more or less what's going on in the outside world.



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* ''Series/TheLostWorld'' had a blind child living in a cave who predicted the future. [[spoiler: Challenger finds out the kid is lying, since if they leave the caves, he won't be in charge anymore.]]

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* ''Series/TheLostWorld'' ''Series/SirArthurConanDoylesTheLostWorld'' had a blind child living in a cave who predicted the future. [[spoiler: Challenger finds out the kid is lying, since if they leave the caves, he won't be in charge anymore.]]
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.
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