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15th Jul '16 9:49:48 AM ChronoLegion
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** Also, Will Riker has been fighting with his father Kyle Riker in a sport called anbo-jyutsu, which involves both combatants wearing helmets with opaque visors and using a staff that has a proximity sensor on one end (kind of like a theremin), which a trained practitioner could use to track his opponent.
7th Jul '16 7:44:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/ANewHope'' has [[TheObiWan Obi Wan]] putting a helmet with the blast-shield down on Luke to teach him to see with the Force.

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* ''Film/ANewHope'' has [[TheObiWan Obi Wan]] Wan putting a helmet with the blast-shield down on Luke to teach him to see with the Force.
9th Jun '16 5:29:57 PM nombretomado
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* ''SamuraiJack'' does this, when Jack is nearly killed by three blind archers with superhuman accuracy guarding a wish-granting well. Cue flashback to Jack as a young man learning to fight a group of monks based on hearing alone. After blindfolding himself and spending a minute or two listening to the forest, he's ready to 'fight on their level'.

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* ''SamuraiJack'' ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' does this, when Jack is nearly killed by three blind archers with superhuman accuracy guarding a wish-granting well. Cue flashback to Jack as a young man learning to fight a group of monks based on hearing alone. After blindfolding himself and spending a minute or two listening to the forest, he's ready to 'fight on their level'.
14th May '16 2:48:52 AM Doug86
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* ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} of the ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' has edged into this on occasion, usually after losing his [[PowerLimiter visor]] in circumstances where [[PowerIncontinence "blast everything in sight"]] is not a viable option. Notable examples include the occasion when he beat up six men with his eyes shut... while counting every step he took so he could find his way back to his fallen glasses, and his first confrontation with Cassandra Nova.

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* ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} of the ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' ''Comicbook/XMen'' has edged into this on occasion, usually after losing his [[PowerLimiter visor]] in circumstances where [[PowerIncontinence "blast everything in sight"]] is not a viable option. Notable examples include the occasion when he beat up six men with his eyes shut... while counting every step he took so he could find his way back to his fallen glasses, and his first confrontation with Cassandra Nova.
11th May '16 5:31:18 AM MysteriousZorua1994
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* Subverted with Percy the Incongruous in ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureACrackInTime'', who tried to fight in the Battleplex with a blindfold on, only to be killed in eleven seconds after falling into a pool of molten lava.
6th May '16 5:19:29 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* There is a competitor in the Genkai Tournament Arc of YuYuHakusho that wears a helmet to block out most of his senses to improve his ability to see mystical auras. It is ultimately used against him in his defeat.

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* There is a competitor in the Genkai Tournament Arc of YuYuHakusho ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' that wears a helmet to block out most of his senses to improve his ability to see mystical auras. It is ultimately used against him in his defeat.
19th Apr '16 4:52:36 PM Pseudoname
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* Flameslinger in {{VideoGame/Skylanders}} wears one of these. At one point he dramatically removes it, only to reveal a second blindfold beneath it.
18th Mar '16 11:17:15 AM MysteriousZorua1994
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** Also, when in Halloween Town, Sora wears an orange eyepatch (or [[UpdatedRerelease Santa Hat]]) over his right eye (similar to Raiden, below), but like with Riku, his fighting skills are not hampered.
** Similarly, while in Space Paranoids, Sora wears a large helmet that obstructs the top half of his eyes, easily evoking this trope from different angles.

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** Also, when To a lesser extent, Sora was also subjected to being partly blindfolded in at least two worlds. In Halloween Town, Sora he wears an orange eyepatch (or [[UpdatedRerelease Santa Hat]]) over his right eye (similar to Raiden, below), but like eye. In Space Paranoids, his helmet conceals the top half of his eyes; those even slightly taller than him (such as the GuestStarPartyMember) cannot see his eyes at all unless he look directly at their face. Like with Riku, his fighting skills are not hampered.
** Similarly, while in Space Paranoids, Sora wears a large helmet that obstructs the top half of his eyes, easily evoking this trope from different angles.
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15th Mar '16 9:46:55 AM thekeyofe
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** In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', one of the items on Illidan's loot table is his blindfold, and there are also several eye-patch items that can be found in the game, the Eye of Rend being one of the oldest examples.

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** In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', one of the items on Illidan's loot table is his blindfold, and there are also several eye-patch items that can be found in the game, the Eye of Rend being one of the oldest examples.blindfold.



** In early ''World of Warcraft'' one of the most potent pieces of leather armor was an eyepatch, which rather counter intuitively increased your [[CriticalHit critical strike]] chance. Eyepatches still show up occasionally, where they provide just as much armor as a full helm of the same type.
15th Mar '16 9:46:11 AM thekeyofe
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* Demon Hunters in ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' are ritually blinded so that the far superior "demon vision" can take precedence.

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* Demon Hunters in Illidan Stormrage, an AntiHero''/''WellIntentionedExtremist''/''BigBad from the ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' are ritually blinded so universe, has no eyes - a blindfold covers both the burned-out sockets where they were seared away. Nonetheless, he has magical vision that is actually superior to the naked eye, is quite happy with his new ability (despite its hideous adjustment to his appearance), and even appears to have a sense of humor about it - one of his default responses in the campaign is "I'm blind, not deaf."
** He also states in the opening cutscene of ''The Frozen Throne'', "Now my blind eyes see what others cannot!".
** It is revealed in [[AllThereInTheManual extra material]]
that the far superior "demon vision" other demon hunters, seeking to emulate Illidan's life, ritualistically bind a demon's soul into a knife and slice their eyes out with it to gain a magic-o-vision like him. Ouch.
** In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', one of the items on Illidan's loot table is his blindfold, and there are also several eye-patch items that
can take precedence.be found in the game, the Eye of Rend being one of the oldest examples.
** Similarly, [[TheWarOfTheAncients in the novels]], the Highborne Lord Xavius traded his eyes for magic crystals which can see magical energies and other things normal eyes can't.
** In early ''World of Warcraft'' one of the most potent pieces of leather armor was an eyepatch, which rather counter intuitively increased your [[CriticalHit critical strike]] chance. Eyepatches still show up occasionally, where they provide just as much armor as a full helm of the same type.


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** Visas Marr is also blind, but it's because her entire race, the Miraluka, have atrophied eyes and "see" using The Force.
* Jerec from ''Franchise/StarWars: [[VideoGame/DarkForcesSaga Jedi Knight: Dark Forces 2]]'' is much the same. No eyes, but he's such a strong dark Jedi that this doesn't slow him down at all. The Extended Universe explains that he's a Miraluka, who see with The Force.
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