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7th Dec '17 5:30:07 PM WillBGood
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* There was a real woman who went blind in her youth after surviving a tornado, and would go on to correctly predict the start and end of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, the Chernobyl disaster, the 9/11 attacks, and even ''the exact date of her death''. Some of her other predictions, which she said would happen hundreds of years from now, include the outbreak of a deadly disease involving rapid aging (which would find a cure several years later), the creation of a man-made sun to cover the dark side of the earth, the actual sun dying out and being replaced many years later, time travel and contact with aliens, people getting replaced by robots, and the end of the world (sometime in the 5000's). The prediction that would come soonest was that China would become the world's biggest superpower around 2017. WeWait...

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* %%* There was a real woman who went blind in her youth after surviving a tornado, and would go on to correctly predict the start and end of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, the Chernobyl disaster, the 9/11 attacks, and even ''the exact date of her death''. Some of her other predictions, which she said would happen hundreds of years from now, include the outbreak of a deadly disease involving rapid aging (which would find a cure several years later), the creation of a man-made sun to cover the dark side of the earth, the actual sun dying out and being replaced many years later, time travel and contact with aliens, people getting replaced by robots, and the end of the world (sometime in the 5000's). The prediction that would come soonest was that China would become the world's biggest superpower around 2017. WeWait...
29th Nov '17 12:36:21 PM cake99999
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* The music videos for "★" and "Lazarus" by Music/DavidBowie depict David with bandages over his eyes. This is especially more powerful in "Lazarus", since he's foretelling about his upcoming death.
12th Oct '17 11:08:34 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, the titular scrolls allow a person to glimpse the past or a possible future, at the cost of temporary blindness. Each use of the scroll results in both a clearer vision and a longer period of blindness, until the final use strikes the reader completely blind.

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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, the titular [[TomeOfEldritchLore Elder Scrolls]] have this effect. Referred to as "Fragments of Creation," the Scrolls are of unknown origin and number which [[TomesOfProphecyAndFate simultaneously record past, present, and future events irrefutably]]; what did happen, what could have happened, what might yet happen. To the untrained eye, the Scrolls will yield an odd chart that looks like it has constellations on it with odd glyphs printed over or under it. A knowledgeable reader will be able to interpret the Scrolls to a degree, but incompletely, and will be irrevocably struck blind. A well-trained reader (such as a Moth Priest, described below) will glean much more from the Scroll and will even recover their eyesight... for a finite number of times before their sight is permanently lost. The Cult of the Ancestor Moth is an [[TheOrder order]] that has served the rulers of Cyrodiil by reading the scrolls allow a person to glimpse the past or a possible future, at the cost of temporary blindness. Each use since time immemorial. The Ritual of the scroll results in both a clearer vision and a Ancestor Moth grants them special protections which enable them to (relatively) safely read the Elder Scrolls, but they are struck temporarily blind after each reading. The periods of blindness last longer period of blindness, each time until the Priest's final use strikes reading, after which he is struck permanently blind. At this point, they are no longer able to read the reader completely blind.Scrolls and are sent into retirement.
24th Sep '17 11:17:29 AM nombretomado
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* ''Every'' seer in Creator/DavidEddings ''{{Belgariad}}'' series is blind; they basically trade first sight for second. Those among the Dals who develop the ability to see the future simply wear blindfolds; others are physically blind. At one point Polgara "cures" a particularly irritating seeress by ''restoring'' her eyesight magically, destroying her foresight.

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* ''Every'' seer in Creator/DavidEddings ''{{Belgariad}}'' ''Literature/{{Belgariad}}'' series is blind; they basically trade first sight for second. Those among the Dals who develop the ability to see the future simply wear blindfolds; others are physically blind. At one point Polgara "cures" a particularly irritating seeress by ''restoring'' her eyesight magically, destroying her foresight.
21st Apr '17 9:58:21 PM nombretomado
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* Leknaat from ''{{Suikoden}}''.

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* Leknaat from ''{{Suikoden}}''.''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}''.
19th Apr '17 7:42:49 PM Gatordragon24
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* Seris from ''VideoGame/{{Paladins}}'' is a blindfolded oracle who was given "sight beyond sight" from the Abyss.
11th Apr '17 6:42:22 PM nombretomado
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* A ''SilentHill4'' continuation story has Henry captured by the town's cultists, who proceed to [[EyeScream pluck his eyes out]] so he can become one of these.

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* A ''SilentHill4'' ''VideoGame/SilentHill4'' continuation story has Henry captured by the town's cultists, who proceed to [[EyeScream pluck his eyes out]] so he can become one of these.
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.



1st Feb '17 2:11:29 AM jormis29
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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.]]
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