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12th Oct '17 11:14:32 AM BeerBaron
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** The Moth Priests are an order dedicated to Julianos, the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Aedric Divine]] of Knowledge, and are tasked with keeping and reading the eponymous [[TomeOfEldritchLore Elder Scrolls]]. Even with their special protective training, repeated readings of the Scrolls will render them blind. Blinded Moth Priests are sent into retirement, but despite this handicap, are still quite capable of defending themselves in combat.

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** The Moth Priests are an order Priests, members of the Cult of the Ancestor Moth, dedicated to Julianos, the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Aedric Divine]] of Knowledge, and are tasked with keeping and reading the eponymous [[TomeOfEldritchLore Elder Scrolls]]. Even with their special protective training, rituals, repeated readings of the Scrolls will render them blind. Blinded Moth Priests are sent into retirement, but despite this handicap, are still quite capable of defending themselves in combat.
12th Oct '17 2:22:58 AM MagiMecha
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}'':
** General Ironwood is revealed to have part of his right side, including his arm, replaced with robotics. He punches out a Grimm with said robotics and survives a crash landing losing only his ''shirt''. It's no wonder the fandom and the production crew call him "Daddy".
** [[spoiler:Yang Xiao Long becomes this after regaining her fighting spirit and taking up the prosthetic replacing her right arm.]]
10th Oct '17 11:18:49 AM BeerBaron
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** Tiber Septim, the [[FounderOfTheKingdom founder]] of the Third Tamriellic Empire who [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence ascended after his death]] as [[DeityOfHumanOrigin Talos]], the Ninth Divine, could use the power of the [[MakeMeWannaShout Thu'um]] early in his campaigns. He used it to "shout down" the walls of Old Hroldan, which earned him much attention and acclaim. However, a failed assassination attempt left him with his throat slashed and unable to speak in more than whisper. He still completed his conquest of Tamriel (with the help of the [[HumongousMecha Numidium]] at the end). He would, of course, also later ascend to Godhood.
** The Moth Priests are an order dedicated to Julianos, the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Aedric Divine]] of Knowledge, and are tasked with keeping and reading the eponymous [[TomeOfEldritchLore Elder Scrolls]]. Even with their special protective training, repeated readings of the Scrolls will render them blind. Blinded Moth Priests are sent into retirement, but despite this handicap, are still quite capable of defending themselves in combat.
** Several famous heroes have been missing an eye. St. Jiub is one famous example, as well as Hakon One Eye and Olaf One Eye from [[HornyVikings Nordic]] history. A massive scar over one eye is often a frequent option for {{Player Character}}s during creation, and it doesn't hinder them a bit.
3rd Oct '17 6:04:55 AM LondonKdS
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* Alfred Bester in ''Series/Babylon5''. It's easy to miss because his badassery is more of the ManipulativeBastard variety, but his left hand is immobile.

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* Alfred Bester in ''Series/Babylon5''. It's easy to miss because his badassery is more of the ManipulativeBastard variety, and it's never mentioned in dialogue, but his left hand is immobile.immobile. It only becomes really obvious in a late episode where he has to use his teeth to help remove his right glove.
15th Sep '17 9:20:00 PM sirbiznatchderyk
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* Lord Horatio Nelso who destroyed the French fleet was missing an arm and an eye and destroyed the French Fleet.
15th Sep '17 9:18:49 PM sirbiznatchderyk
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* Ivar the Boneless is also supposed to be one of these, he's supposed to have suffered from brittle bone disease but still was a frontline leader of one of the most feared Norse invasion forces of the early Medieval Ages, having been carried around he still put the fear of the Norse into the enemy army on the battlefield.

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* Ivar the Boneless is also supposed to be one of these, he's supposed to have suffered from brittle bone disease but still was a frontline front line leader of one of the most feared Norse invasion forces of the early Medieval Ages, despite having been carried around he still put the fear of the Norse into the enemy army on the battlefield.battlefield.
*Lord Horatio Nelso who destroyed the French fleet was missing an arm and an eye and destroyed the French Fleet.
15th Sep '17 9:15:43 PM sirbiznatchderyk
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* Enrico Dandolo, the blind Venetian Doge who sacked the Byzantine capital of Constantinople and burned it to the ground is also one.
*Ivar the Boneless is also supposed to be one of these, he's supposed to have suffered from brittle bone disease but still was a frontline leader of one of the most feared Norse invasion forces of the early Medieval Ages, having been carried around he still put the fear of the Norse into the enemy army on the battlefield.
30th Aug '17 7:37:30 AM XFllo
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* Captain Bor'Aq Sharaq in ''[[ComicBook/ConanTheBarbarian Savage Sword of Conan]]'' is one such case where becoming handicapped only made him ''more dangerous'': at first he was just a pirate who had his sword hand chopped off in a duel with Conan and later lost his right eye in prison. Then he managed to escape and had a smith create a metallic arm for him with detachable blades that he could use to pursue his hated foe. He is one of the most recurring villains of that comic, since his persistence and hatred for the barbarian allow him to live through stuff that any other person would have perished from--such as [[DraggedOffToHell being thrown into a demonic dimension]] and [[LikeABadassOutOfHell managing to claw his way out!]]

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* Captain Bor'Aq Sharaq in ''[[ComicBook/ConanTheBarbarian Savage Sword of Conan]]'' is one such case where becoming handicapped only made him ''more dangerous'': at first he was just a pirate who had his sword hand chopped off in a duel with Conan and later lost his right eye in prison. Then he managed to escape and had a smith create a metallic arm for him with detachable blades that he could use to pursue his hated foe. He is one of the most recurring villains of that comic, since his persistence and hatred for the barbarian allow him to live through stuff that any other person would have perished from--such as [[DraggedOffToHell being thrown into a demonic dimension]] and [[LikeABadassOutOfHell managing to claw his way out!]]out!
29th Aug '17 9:24:13 PM mela
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* Every member of the Wyre Cats in ''Webcomic/WeAreTheWyrecats'' has a disability of some kind. It's a major part of what brings them together in the first place. Their XAG suits also make them powerful enough to [[spoiler: incite the government to sabotage and shut them down]].
26th Aug '17 8:53:23 PM Kalmbach
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pete_Conrad Pete Conrad]] got himself a full-ride scholarship to [[IvyLeague Princeton]], become a [[AcePilot carrier pilot, instructor, and test pilot]] in the US Navy, and finally was certified as an astronaut, eventually becoming the third man to walk on the Moon...and all while suffering from dyslexia.

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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pete_Conrad Pete Conrad]] got himself a full-ride scholarship to [[IvyLeague Princeton]], become became a [[AcePilot carrier pilot, instructor, and test pilot]] in the US Navy, and finally was certified as an astronaut, eventually becoming the third man to walk on the Moon...and all that while suffering from dyslexia.dyslexic.
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