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12th Jun '18 2:42:09 PM Anderling
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** Later subverted with another type of sapphire, Padpradsha, who can see the... [[SubvertedTrope past]]. Between a minute and a few seconds ago, specifically. This ''can'' be useful -- she is the one who points out they're pushing the wrong button to start their starship's engine, for example -- but far from the trope.
2nd Jun '18 12:13:28 PM Anderling
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* [[spoiler:Galatea]] from ''Manga/{{Claymore}}''.

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* Played with in the character of [[spoiler:Galatea]] from ''Manga/{{Claymore}}''.''Manga/{{Claymore}}''. [[spoiler:She was always good at sensing the whereabouts and movements of the Yoki even over great distances, earning herself the nickname God-Eye. During the seven-year timeskip, Galatea, disenchanted with the shady organization she worked for, decided to go into hiding but realized that her yellow eyes would always mark her as one of the titular Claymores and would make it easy to track her. So she [[EyeScream slashed her own eyes]] and refused to let her innate powers heal them, letting them scar over and turn white, [[BlindfoldedVision though hiding them with a blindfold]]. After turning blind, though, she got more in touch with her Yoki-sensing and grew stronger with it, to the point where she "sees" more than any other character.]]
20th Apr '18 10:26:39 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'''s prophetess Mama Murphy appears to be one, judging by her [[ProphetEyes cloudy blue eyes]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'''s prophetess Mama Murphy appears to have been intended to be one, judging by her [[ProphetEyes cloudy blue eyes]]. This must have been dropped for the finished game, though, since she gets around as though she can see even if you convince her to give up her drug-fueled precognition powers.
22nd Mar '18 7:43:23 PM Zaptech
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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 since time immemorial. The Ritual of the 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 each time until the Priest's final reading, after which he is struck permanently blind. At this point, they are no longer able to read the Scrolls and are sent into retirement.

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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 since time immemorial. The Ritual of the 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 each time until the Priest's final reading, after which he is struck permanently blind. At this point, they are no longer able to read the Scrolls and are sent into retirement. Of course, [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent the Dwemer]], being the [[FlatEarthAtheist walking embodiments of refutation that they were]], overcame this issue through [[{{Determinator}} stubborn refusal to accept this limitation]] and used scientific means to create a machine that could directly read an Elder Scroll without anyone suffering the side effects.
5th Jan '18 7:52:55 PM KnightLight321
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* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0413.html Sangwaan]] from ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''.

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* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0413.html Sangwaan]] Sangwaan from ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''.''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' constantly wears a blindfold but is largely unencumbered by it, largely thanks to being both [[{{Seer}} precognitive]] and [[{{Telepathy}} telepathic]]. Being able to cast and use [[TrueSight True Seeing]] suggests that she isn't actually blind, though, and only uses the blindfold as a focus for her powers.
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}}''.
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