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14th Apr '18 5:43:45 PM GojiBiscuits
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* The Blind Man in ''Film/DontBreathe''. He may be blind, but being a Gulf War veteran means that he has the training to ensure his skills weren't dulled by this setback.
17th Mar '18 6:07:12 PM Trooper924
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** ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' has the Miraluka as a playable species and, once unlocked with either cartel coins or through the Legacy system, is available to all classes. Have fun playing as [[{{Website/SFDebris}} a blind sniper]]!
27th Feb '18 4:10:07 AM FlashRebel
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** The Blind-Fight feat chain removes most of the impairments associated with blindness in combat, and the Blinded Blade Style feat chain gives combat-related benefits when blinded. However, this only helps in melee combat and offers little benefits against ranged attacks, but it's still pretty good to render [[NoEyeInMagic gaze attacks]], concealment and invisibility useless.
6th Jan '18 3:39:01 AM zehirmann666
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Top Beifong's blind and uses her earthbending abilities to "see" via the vibrations she feels through her feet (also known as "Seismic Sense"). She's only 12 ([[OlderThanTheyLook and is also kind of small for her age]]), [[ChildProdigy but is easily the most powerful non-Avatar earthbender]] ''[[ChildProdigy ever]]'', to the point of improving on the art by ''inventing'' metalbending (which was previously thought to be impossible). At age 86, she shows how much she's progressed by casually dodging ''airbending'' (admittedly, sight wouldn't be that useful against it, but it's something she can't sense via earthbending either).

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Top Toph Beifong's blind and uses her earthbending abilities to "see" via the vibrations she feels through her feet (also known as "Seismic Sense"). She's only 12 ([[OlderThanTheyLook and is also kind of small for her age]]), [[ChildProdigy but is easily the most powerful non-Avatar earthbender]] ''[[ChildProdigy ever]]'', to the point of improving on the art by ''inventing'' metalbending (which was previously thought to be impossible). At age 86, she shows how much she's progressed by casually dodging ''airbending'' (admittedly, sight wouldn't be that useful against it, but it's something she can't sense via earthbending either).
10th Dec '17 9:32:56 PM TheBigBopper
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** Later on the trope is [[DiscussedTrope discussed]] between several characters. After three members of the Kogan school are murdered in succession, each killed by an unknown swordsman using an ascending vertical strike, the remaining members get together and discuss what to do. Protagonist Fujiki Gennosuke states he suspects Irako Seigen may be the culprit, and others back him up by pointing out that each of the victims' corpses was arranged in a way that referenced Seigen's grudge against each of them. When senior instructor Ushimata Gonzaemon points out that Irako is blind, the others argue that it's possible because Munakata and Yamazaki both faced him in the pitch black of night, while Suzunosuke was an immature pupil. Gonzaemon, however, tells them about a certain swordsman of the Sengoku era named Toda Seigen. Toda was a master of Chuujou Ryuu, who specialized in using a sword of less than two feet to subdue an opponent using a blade over three feet in length. One of his disciples was the famous UsefulNotes/SasakiKojiro. In 1561, Seigen was commanded by his lord to fight a match with a disciple of Shinto Ryuu named Umezu, wielding a staff three and a half feet long. This was despite the fact that Seigen had gone blind froma disease. Using a club barely more than a foot long, he won by lunging through Umezu's defense and wildly beating to a pulp at close range. Gonzaemon observes that this was how Toda had to fight, because he could not see; that is what a blind swordsman is like. In contrast, each of the warriors of Kogan Ryuu were killed by a single, incredibly precise strike. That's why at this point Gonzaemon doesn't believe it could have been Irako himself, but as they will soon find out, Irako has surpassed what a blind swordsman ought to be capable of.

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** Later on the trope is [[DiscussedTrope discussed]] between several characters. After three members of the Kogan school are murdered in succession, each killed by an unknown swordsman using an ascending vertical strike, the remaining members get together and discuss what to do. Protagonist Fujiki Gennosuke states he suspects Irako Seigen may be the culprit, and others back him up by pointing out that each of the victims' corpses was arranged in a way that referenced Seigen's grudge against each of them. When senior instructor Ushimata Gonzaemon points out that Irako is blind, the others argue that it's possible Irako could have defeated them because Munakata and Yamazaki both faced him in the pitch black of night, while Suzunosuke was an immature pupil. Gonzaemon, however, tells them about a certain swordsman of the Sengoku era named Toda Seigen. Toda was a master of Chuujou Ryuu, who specialized in using a sword of less than two feet to subdue an opponent using a blade over three feet in length. One of his disciples was the famous UsefulNotes/SasakiKojiro. In 1561, Seigen was commanded by his lord to fight a match with a disciple of Shinto Ryuu named Umezu, wielding a staff three and a half feet long. This was despite the fact that Seigen had gone blind froma disease. Using a club barely more than a foot long, he won by lunging through Umezu's defense and wildly beating to a pulp at close range. Gonzaemon observes that this was how Toda had to fight, because he could not see; that is what a blind swordsman is like. In contrast, each of the warriors of Kogan Ryuu were killed by a single, incredibly precise strike. That's why at this point Gonzaemon doesn't believe it could have been Irako himself, but as they will soon find out, Irako has surpassed what a blind swordsman ought to be capable of.
10th Dec '17 9:29:19 PM TheBigBopper
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** Grandmaster Iwamoto Kogan blinds Irako Seigen using his secret sword cut ''nagare boshi'' (shooting star), as punishment for sleeping with his concubine Iku. Irako and Iku are rescued by a swordsman named Tsukioka Yukinosuke, who takes them to a village in the Hida Mountains. There, with the help of Iku and Yukinosuke, Irako goes through the painful and difficult process of adjusting to his blindness, and ultimately develops the ability to sword fight as efficiently as he did before. He goes beyond that, however, by inventing a technique called ''mumyou sakanagare'' ("lightless reverse flow"): it's a modification and a counter to Kogan's ''nagare boshi'', which is even more powerful because Irako sticks the point of his sword into the earth instead of gripping it in his other hand as Kogan did, so that he can use his whole body to charge up the sword with energy and release it like a slingshot in a vertical ascending strike as he dives toward his opponent. With this technique, Irako comes back and starts killing highly skilled members of Kogan Ryuu one after another. He eventually earns the favor of the shogun's brother, Tokugawa Tadanaga, and his fearsome reputation as the Blind Dragon spreads far and wide.

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** Grandmaster Iwamoto Kogan blinds Irako Seigen using his secret sword cut ''nagare boshi'' (shooting star), as punishment for sleeping with his concubine Iku. Irako and Iku are rescued by a swordsman named Tsukioka Yukinosuke, who takes them to a village in the Hida Mountains. There, with the help of Iku and Yukinosuke, Irako goes through the painful and difficult process of adjusting to his blindness, and ultimately develops the ability to sword fight as efficiently as he did before. He goes beyond that, however, by inventing a technique called ''mumyou sakanagare'' ("lightless reverse flow"): it's a modification of and a counter to Kogan's ''nagare boshi'', which is even more powerful because Irako sticks the point of his sword into the earth instead of gripping it in his other hand as Kogan did, so that he can use his whole body to charge up the sword with energy and release it like a slingshot in a vertical ascending strike as he dives toward his opponent. With this technique, Irako comes back and starts killing highly skilled members of Kogan Ryuu one after another. He eventually earns the favor of the shogun's brother, Tokugawa Tadanaga, and his fearsome reputation as the Blind Dragon spreads far and wide.
10th Dec '17 9:28:03 PM TheBigBopper
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** Grandmaster Iwamoto Kogan blinds Irako Seigen with a cut of his sword, as punishment for sleeping with his concubine Iku. They are rescued by a swordsman named Tsukioka Yukinosuke, who takes them to a village in the Hida Mountains. There, with the help of Iku and Yukinosuke, Irako goes through the painful and difficult process of adjusting to his blindness, and ultimately develops the ability to sword fight as efficiently as he did before. He goes beyond that, however, by inventing a technique called ''mumyou sakanagare'' ("lightless reverse flow"): it is based on Kogan's secret technique ''nagare boshi'' ("shooting star"), but it's even more powerful because he sticks the point of his sword into the earth instead of gripping it in his other hand as Kogan did, so that he can use his whole body to charge up the sword with energy, and release that energy like a slingshot in a vertical ascending strike as he dives toward his opponent. With this technique, specially created to counter the Kogan school in general and Kogan's ''nagare boshi'' in particular, Irako comes back and starts killing highly skilled members of Kogan Ryuu one after another. He eventually earns the favor of the shogun's brother, Tokugawa Tadanaga, and his fearsome reputation as the Blind Dragon spreads far and wide.
** Later on the trope is [[DiscussedTrope discussed]] between several characters. After three members of the Kogan school are murdered in succession, each killed by an unknown swordsman using an ascending vertical strike, the remaining members get together and discuss what to do. Protagonist Fujiki Gennosuke states he suspects Irako Seigen may be the culprit, and others back him up by pointing out that each of the victims' corpses was arranged in a way that referenced Seigen's grudge against each of them. When senior instructor Ushimata Gonzaemon points out that Irako is blind, the others argue that it's possible because Munakata and Yamazaki both faced him in the pitch black of night, while Suzunosuke was an immature pupil. Gonzaemon, however, tells them about a certain swordsman of the Sengoku era named Toda Seigen. Toda was a master of Chuujou Ryuu, who specialized in using a sword of less than two feet to subdue an opponent using a blade over three feet in length. One of his disciples was the famous UsefulNotes/SasakiKojiro. In 1561, Seigen was commanded by his lord to fight a match with a disciple of Shinto Ryuu named Umezu, wielding a staff three and a half feet long. This was despite the fact that Seigen had gone blind froma disease. Using a club barely more than a foot long, he won by lunging through Umezu's defense and wildly beating to a pulp at close range. Gonzaemon observes that this was how Toda had to fight, because he could not see; that is what a blind swordsman is like. In contrast, each of the warriors of Kogan Ryuu were killed by a single, incredibly precise strike. This is why at this point Gonzaemon doesn't believe it could have been Irako himself, but as they will soon find out, Irako is no ordinary blind swordsman!

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** Grandmaster Iwamoto Kogan blinds Irako Seigen with a using his secret sword cut of his sword, ''nagare boshi'' (shooting star), as punishment for sleeping with his concubine Iku. They Irako and Iku are rescued by a swordsman named Tsukioka Yukinosuke, who takes them to a village in the Hida Mountains. There, with the help of Iku and Yukinosuke, Irako goes through the painful and difficult process of adjusting to his blindness, and ultimately develops the ability to sword fight as efficiently as he did before. He goes beyond that, however, by inventing a technique called ''mumyou sakanagare'' ("lightless reverse flow"): it is based on it's a modification and a counter to Kogan's secret technique ''nagare boshi'' ("shooting star"), but it's boshi'', which is even more powerful because he Irako sticks the point of his sword into the earth instead of gripping it in his other hand as Kogan did, so that he can use his whole body to charge up the sword with energy, energy and release that energy it like a slingshot in a vertical ascending strike as he dives toward his opponent. With this technique, specially created to counter the Kogan school in general and Kogan's ''nagare boshi'' in particular, Irako comes back and starts killing highly skilled members of Kogan Ryuu one after another. He eventually earns the favor of the shogun's brother, Tokugawa Tadanaga, and his fearsome reputation as the Blind Dragon spreads far and wide.
** Later on the trope is [[DiscussedTrope discussed]] between several characters. After three members of the Kogan school are murdered in succession, each killed by an unknown swordsman using an ascending vertical strike, the remaining members get together and discuss what to do. Protagonist Fujiki Gennosuke states he suspects Irako Seigen may be the culprit, and others back him up by pointing out that each of the victims' corpses was arranged in a way that referenced Seigen's grudge against each of them. When senior instructor Ushimata Gonzaemon points out that Irako is blind, the others argue that it's possible because Munakata and Yamazaki both faced him in the pitch black of night, while Suzunosuke was an immature pupil. Gonzaemon, however, tells them about a certain swordsman of the Sengoku era named Toda Seigen. Toda was a master of Chuujou Ryuu, who specialized in using a sword of less than two feet to subdue an opponent using a blade over three feet in length. One of his disciples was the famous UsefulNotes/SasakiKojiro. In 1561, Seigen was commanded by his lord to fight a match with a disciple of Shinto Ryuu named Umezu, wielding a staff three and a half feet long. This was despite the fact that Seigen had gone blind froma disease. Using a club barely more than a foot long, he won by lunging through Umezu's defense and wildly beating to a pulp at close range. Gonzaemon observes that this was how Toda had to fight, because he could not see; that is what a blind swordsman is like. In contrast, each of the warriors of Kogan Ryuu were killed by a single, incredibly precise strike. This is That's why at this point Gonzaemon doesn't believe it could have been Irako himself, but as they will soon find out, Irako is no ordinary has surpassed what a blind swordsman!swordsman ought to be capable of.
10th Dec '17 9:23:33 PM TheBigBopper
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%%* ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'': [[spoiler:Sara]] turns out to be an extremely skilled ninja.
%%* ''Manga/{{Shigurui}}'': Irako Seigen.

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%%* * ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'': [[spoiler:Sara]] Sara, a beautiful, barefoot blind musician whom the trio encounters near the end of their journey, turns out to be an extremely frighteningly skilled ninja.
%%* ''Manga/{{Shigurui}}'':
with a spear. She fights with an eerie elegance while using her senses to compensate for her lack of eyesight.
* ''Manga/{{Shigurui}}'':
** Grandmaster Iwamoto Kogan blinds
Irako Seigen.Seigen with a cut of his sword, as punishment for sleeping with his concubine Iku. They are rescued by a swordsman named Tsukioka Yukinosuke, who takes them to a village in the Hida Mountains. There, with the help of Iku and Yukinosuke, Irako goes through the painful and difficult process of adjusting to his blindness, and ultimately develops the ability to sword fight as efficiently as he did before. He goes beyond that, however, by inventing a technique called ''mumyou sakanagare'' ("lightless reverse flow"): it is based on Kogan's secret technique ''nagare boshi'' ("shooting star"), but it's even more powerful because he sticks the point of his sword into the earth instead of gripping it in his other hand as Kogan did, so that he can use his whole body to charge up the sword with energy, and release that energy like a slingshot in a vertical ascending strike as he dives toward his opponent. With this technique, specially created to counter the Kogan school in general and Kogan's ''nagare boshi'' in particular, Irako comes back and starts killing highly skilled members of Kogan Ryuu one after another. He eventually earns the favor of the shogun's brother, Tokugawa Tadanaga, and his fearsome reputation as the Blind Dragon spreads far and wide.
** Later on the trope is [[DiscussedTrope discussed]] between several characters. After three members of the Kogan school are murdered in succession, each killed by an unknown swordsman using an ascending vertical strike, the remaining members get together and discuss what to do. Protagonist Fujiki Gennosuke states he suspects Irako Seigen may be the culprit, and others back him up by pointing out that each of the victims' corpses was arranged in a way that referenced Seigen's grudge against each of them. When senior instructor Ushimata Gonzaemon points out that Irako is blind, the others argue that it's possible because Munakata and Yamazaki both faced him in the pitch black of night, while Suzunosuke was an immature pupil. Gonzaemon, however, tells them about a certain swordsman of the Sengoku era named Toda Seigen. Toda was a master of Chuujou Ryuu, who specialized in using a sword of less than two feet to subdue an opponent using a blade over three feet in length. One of his disciples was the famous UsefulNotes/SasakiKojiro. In 1561, Seigen was commanded by his lord to fight a match with a disciple of Shinto Ryuu named Umezu, wielding a staff three and a half feet long. This was despite the fact that Seigen had gone blind froma disease. Using a club barely more than a foot long, he won by lunging through Umezu's defense and wildly beating to a pulp at close range. Gonzaemon observes that this was how Toda had to fight, because he could not see; that is what a blind swordsman is like. In contrast, each of the warriors of Kogan Ryuu were killed by a single, incredibly precise strike. This is why at this point Gonzaemon doesn't believe it could have been Irako himself, but as they will soon find out, Irako is no ordinary blind swordsman!
14th Nov '17 1:02:16 PM MurlocAggroB
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* Demon Hunters in the ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' franchise, the most notable of which is Illidan (seen in the page picture), don't just wear blindfolds - their eyes are ''burned away by demonic energy'', and they use AuraVision instead. In the expansion pack ''Legion'', they are set to become a playable hero class.

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* Demon Hunters in the ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' franchise, the most notable of which is Illidan (seen in the page picture), don't just wear blindfolds - their eyes are ''burned away by demonic energy'', and they use AuraVision instead. In the ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' expansion pack ''Legion'', they are set to become became a playable hero class.
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