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9th Jan '17 5:21:14 PM TheWanderer
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* ''WebComic/NoNeedForBushido'' has Ryoku, a blind swordsman, (he's essentially an evil version of Daredevil, if Daredevil was a samurai assassin) and and Cho, a blind martial arts master who claims to be guided by the Tao and may be the best fighter in the series despite being a first class CloudCuckoolander. The unlikeliness of there being more than one man like this is parodied at one point, when Ken, one of the main characters, is knocked out, and while he's unconscious Ryoku kidnaps Ina. When he comes to Ken is told that "the blind fighter guy" took Ina, and immediately turns on Cho and demands to know why Cho betrayed them. When told that it wasn't Cho but someone else, Ken is completely dumbfounded at learning that there are (at least) ''two'' such "blind fighter guys" in the country.

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* ''WebComic/NoNeedForBushido'' has Ryoku, a blind swordsman, (he's essentially an evil version of Daredevil, Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}, if Daredevil was a samurai assassin) and and Cho, a blind martial arts master with a preference for using a SimpleStaff who claims to be guided by the Tao itself and may be the best fighter in the series despite being not only blind but also a first class CloudCuckoolander. The unlikeliness of there being more than one man like this is parodied at one point, when Ken, one of the main characters, is knocked out, and while he's unconscious Ryoku kidnaps Ina. When he comes to Ken is told that "the blind fighter guy" took Ina, and immediately turns on Cho and demands to know why Cho betrayed them. When told that it wasn't Cho but someone else, Ken is completely dumbfounded at learning that there are (at least) ''two'' such "blind fighter guys" in the country.
19th Dec '16 10:26:05 AM Narsil
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* ''Film/RogueOne:'' Former Jedi Temple guardian Chirrut Îmwe is blind, but takes down stormtroopers five at a time with his staff. How?
-->''"I'm one with the Force, and the Force is with me."''
18th Dec '16 12:01:58 AM Jigojitoku
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* The Pinball Wizard from The Who's rock opera Tommy was a deaf dumb and blind kid who was the champion pin baller.
2nd Dec '16 7:03:41 AM Theriocephalus
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They hold their staff (or other WeaponOfChoice) like they know what they're doing, but since they're completely without sight surely they aren't that dangerous...? Wrong. The Blind Weaponmaster is one of the most deadly adversaries a character can face. In possession of [[DisabilitySuperpower supernatural senses born from blindness]] or just BadassNormal enough to compensate for their loss with other natural senses, the Blind Weaponmaster will surprise any overconfident character and make a hero push their skill to its limits. Their weapon of choice is stereotypically a staff, but other blunt weapons have been used as well. Blades are rare but not unheard of.

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They hold their staff (or other WeaponOfChoice) like they know what they're doing, but since they're completely without sight surely they aren't that dangerous...? dangerous, right? Wrong. The Blind Weaponmaster is one of the most deadly adversaries a character can face. In possession of [[DisabilitySuperpower supernatural senses born from blindness]] or just BadassNormal enough to compensate for their loss with other natural senses, the Blind Weaponmaster will surprise any overconfident character and make a hero push their skill to its limits. Their weapon of choice is stereotypically a staff, but other blunt weapons have been used as well. Blades are rare but not unheard of.
15th Nov '16 2:28:57 PM TheWanderer
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* In ''Film/ScentOfAWoman'' blind retired Army Ranger Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade shows his nephew Randy that you don't insult Charlie.

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* In ''Film/ScentOfAWoman'' blind retired Army Ranger Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade shows his nephew Randy that you don't insult Slade's caretaker Charlie. When Randy does so, Slade manages to get up from the dinner table, grab Randy by the throat, and slam him against the nearest wall and demonstrate a chokehold he learned in the Army.



* Rutger Hauer in ''Film/BlindFury''.

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* Rutger Hauer Hauer's character in ''Film/BlindFury''. ''Film/BlindFury'' is a blind modern day swordsman who manages to singlehandedly destroy a crime syndicate. It's essentially a Western take off on ''Zatoichi''.


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* ''WebComic/NoNeedForBushido'' has Ryoku, a blind swordsman, (he's essentially an evil version of Daredevil, if Daredevil was a samurai assassin) and and Cho, a blind martial arts master who claims to be guided by the Tao and may be the best fighter in the series despite being a first class CloudCuckoolander. The unlikeliness of there being more than one man like this is parodied at one point, when Ken, one of the main characters, is knocked out, and while he's unconscious Ryoku kidnaps Ina. When he comes to Ken is told that "the blind fighter guy" took Ina, and immediately turns on Cho and demands to know why Cho betrayed them. When told that it wasn't Cho but someone else, Ken is completely dumbfounded at learning that there are (at least) ''two'' such "blind fighter guys" in the country.
10th Nov '16 12:56:42 PM DustSnitch
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* ''Manga/PandoraHearts'': [[spoiler:Xerxes Break]] eventually loses his eyesight. Doesn't stop him from being (arguably) the most {{badass}} character in the entire manga/anime.

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* ''Manga/PandoraHearts'': [[spoiler:Xerxes Break]] eventually loses his eyesight. Doesn't stop him from being (arguably) the most {{badass}} badass character in the entire manga/anime.



* ''Manga/UntilDeathDoUsPart'': Mamoru is a master of the katana to the point that he uses it as his only weapon [[{{Badass}} IN ACTUAL]] [[CrazyAwesome MILITARY COMBAT]] and owns everyone's asses. And yes, he's blind without the special glasses that Igawa made which show him where objects are as wire frames on a perspective grid. He's almost as skilled without them, though.

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* ''Manga/UntilDeathDoUsPart'': Mamoru is a master of the katana to the point that he uses it as his only weapon [[{{Badass}} IN ACTUAL]] ACTUAL [[CrazyAwesome MILITARY COMBAT]] and owns everyone's asses. And yes, he's blind without the special glasses that Igawa made which show him where objects are as wire frames on a perspective grid. He's almost as skilled without them, though.
3rd Jul '16 3:30:57 AM harostar
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* In ''Manga/TokyoGhoul[=:Re=]'', [[spoiler: Kishou Arima]] turns out to be a downplayed version of this trope. He's secretly either going or already blind in his right eye, but manages to conceal this from all but the most observant enemies. Other than a slowing in his movements and a slight favoring of that side when fighting, he seems to have compensated enough to remain a nigh-unstoppable killing machine.

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* In ''Manga/TokyoGhoul[=:Re=]'', [[spoiler: Kishou Arima]] turns out to be a downplayed version of this trope. He's secretly either going or already blind Glaucoma has robbed him of the sight in his right eye, and his left is beginning to fail as well....but he manages to conceal this from all but the most observant enemies. Other than a slowing in his movements and a slight favoring of that side when fighting, he seems to have compensated enough to remain a nigh-unstoppable killing machine.
18th Jun '16 6:22:10 PM jormis29
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* In ''ComicBook/OldManLogan'', an elderly Hawkeye has lost his sight. However, as long as he can hear his target, his aim is just as deadly as ever.

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* In ''ComicBook/OldManLogan'', an elderly Hawkeye ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} has lost his sight. However, as long as he can hear his target, his aim is just as deadly as ever.



** Pathfinder invokes this trope with the Swordmaster's Blindfold, which blinds the wearer to everything beyond weapon's reach, but does nice things for critical hits.
* In LegendOfTheFiveRings, Phoenix Champion Shiba Tsukimi is blinded by the sunlight off her opponent's blade in a duel toward the end of a war between her clan and the Scorpion. However, her connection to the Soul of Shiba and, possibly more importantly, to the Void allows her to see without seeing. As a result, she's still a powerful fighter and skilled duelist.
* Eltharion the Grim from Warhammer was briefly (c. 2001-2006) changed from his usual "grim Griffon-riding High Elf hero" persona and turned into a blind sword master (after Malekith, the Witch King of the Dark Elves, had his eyes put out as punishment for his unprecedented success in leading armies against Dark Elf cities). His original stylings were eventually reinstated, however, and the blinding incident retconned out of existence.

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** Pathfinder ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' invokes this trope with the Swordmaster's Blindfold, which blinds the wearer to everything beyond weapon's reach, but does nice things for critical hits.
* In LegendOfTheFiveRings, ''TabletopGame/LegendOfTheFiveRings'', Phoenix Champion Shiba Tsukimi is blinded by the sunlight off her opponent's blade in a duel toward the end of a war between her clan and the Scorpion. However, her connection to the Soul of Shiba and, possibly more importantly, to the Void allows her to see without seeing. As a result, she's still a powerful fighter and skilled duelist.
* Eltharion the Grim from Warhammer ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' was briefly (c. 2001-2006) changed from his usual "grim Griffon-riding High Elf hero" persona and turned into a blind sword master (after Malekith, the Witch King of the Dark Elves, had his eyes put out as punishment for his unprecedented success in leading armies against Dark Elf cities). His original stylings were eventually reinstated, however, and the blinding incident retconned out of existence.



* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' has the legendary Hawkeye Gough, one of Gwyn's Four Knights who shot down countless dragons with a bow and arrow (it helps that he's a giant as big as a house and his bow is as big as he is). When you meet him in ''[[DownloadableContent Artorias of the Abyss]]'', he has gone blind and [[RetiredBadass now spends his days making wood carvings]], but is still a good enough shot that he can snipe the dragon Kalameet out of the sky on his first attempt, incapacitating him enough so that you can finally have a ([[BonusBoss somewhat]]) fair fight with him.

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* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsI'' has the legendary Hawkeye Gough, one of Gwyn's Four Knights who shot down countless dragons with a bow and arrow (it helps that he's a giant as big as a house and his bow is as big as he is). When you meet him in ''[[DownloadableContent Artorias of the Abyss]]'', he has gone blind and [[RetiredBadass now spends his days making wood carvings]], but is still a good enough shot that he can snipe the dragon Kalameet out of the sky on his first attempt, incapacitating him enough so that you can finally have a ([[BonusBoss somewhat]]) fair fight with him.
15th Jun '16 9:59:38 PM Doug86
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* The Blind Master from MarvelComics ''[[ComicBook/GIJoeARealAmericanHeroMarvel G.I. Joe]]'' series.

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* The Blind Master from MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics ''[[ComicBook/GIJoeARealAmericanHeroMarvel G.I. Joe]]'' series.
14th Jun '16 5:10:25 PM WillKeaton
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* [[http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/0,1518,504854,00.html This guy]], a champion of blind judo who beat up a mugger.

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* [[http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/0,1518,504854,00.html This guy]], guy,]] a champion of blind judo who beat up a mugger.
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