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16th May '17 2:56:25 AM MadSpy
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* The Nerualizer in ''Film/MenInBlack'' fits this trope, albeit technological rather than magical. They flash in someone's eyes to erase a period of memories and can be protected against by normal looking sunglasses.

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* The Nerualizer Neuralizer in ''Film/MenInBlack'' fits this trope, albeit technological rather than magical. They flash in someone's eyes to erase a period of memories and can be protected against by normal looking sunglasses.
29th Apr '17 9:40:10 PM ultimomant
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* In WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender, the malevolent spirit Koh has the ability to steal your face, but only if he looks at you while you express any form of emotion. Aang barely survives his encounter, because Koh was looking away when Aang gets excited by a revelation. Koh desperately turns to face him, but by the time he does, Aang is back to his blank face, and blandly tells him [[CrowningMomentOfFunny "I have to go now."]]

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* In WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender, ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', the malevolent spirit Koh has the ability to steal your face, but only if he looks at you while you express any form of emotion. Aang barely survives his encounter, because Koh was looking away when Aang gets excited by a revelation. Koh desperately turns to face him, but by the time he does, Aang is back to his blank face, and blandly tells him [[CrowningMomentOfFunny "I have to go now."]]"]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse2002'', Snake Face has the power to turn whoever looks at his transformed face to stone. It has no effect on Skeletor, since even though Skeletor can see, he doesn't have physical eyes.
31st Mar '17 5:12:25 PM theknack101
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* One example of this in ''VideoGame/TacticsOgre'' is one character you get is blind. This doesn't really affect gameplay at all except he is the only character who is immune to Medusas' stare attacks.
29th Mar '17 12:27:44 AM WillBGood
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* The Navigators of ''''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'''' are mutants with a ThirdEye that lets them see the Warp. Anyone catching its gaze dies instantly and horribly, so they always wear blindfolds that do little to improve their UncannyValley appearance.

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* The Navigators of ''''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'''' ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' are mutants with a ThirdEye that lets them see the Warp. Anyone catching its gaze dies instantly and horribly, so they always wear blindfolds that do little to improve their UncannyValley appearance.
16th Mar '17 10:03:37 AM Dvandemon
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** Another has the Trouble of transforming those she looks at into their insecurities. A bodybuilding friend is turned back into the 90 pound weakling he used to be and her bigoted mother into a frightened child. Her overweight girlfriend is immune because she's long since come to terms with her appearance, which is the cure for the already afflicted.
* Warehouse 13 has an episode where a talisman that animated the Golem of Prague unwittingly animates the computer virus a hacker heir used to peep on women through their webcams. The virus only animated because the webcam served as an eye to channel the magic. Subsequently any victim that sees their webcam gets infected, and eventually dies from a slow transformation into clay. An anti-virus needs to be coded and animated to solve the problem.
27th Jan '17 10:10:41 AM ChronoLegion
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* Played straight and then subverted in the made-for-TV film ''Momentum''. It's a known fact (among certain circles) that [[MindOverMatter telekinetics]] require a line-of-sight on their target in order to be able to manipulate it. However, when Addison (the former head of Project Momentum) has captured Geiger's daughter Tristen and gloats over Geiger (the leader of the telekinetic rebels) by showing her tied up and blindfolded (because of this trope) on a TV screen. Geiger manages to untie her remotely through the TV, much to Addison's shock. Geiger explains that he's trained himself to do things that Addison can't even dream of.
19th Sep '16 7:01:51 PM SirSapphire
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''' "City of Stone", Demona casts a spell that affects only people who have both heard ''and'' seen it cast; Hudson's blind friend, who had been listening to it on TV, is unaffected, and the rest of the gargoyles are rendered safe when someone hits the Mute button. In fact, this is a general rule of human magic, although it can be broken by an AmplifierArtifact and it doesn't apply at all to Avalonian magic.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''' "City of Stone", Demona casts a spell that affects only people who have both heard ''and'' seen it cast; Hudson's blind friend, who had been listening to it on TV, is unaffected, and the rest of the gargoyles are rendered safe when someone hits the Mute button. Later a woman is interviewed who also escaped the enchantment because she doesn't own a TV and only saw the effects. In fact, this is a general rule of human magic, although it can be broken by an AmplifierArtifact and it doesn't apply at all to Avalonian magic.
16th Aug '16 5:46:02 AM I_love_dragons
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** In Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone, the main villain put a spell on Harry's broom during a Quidditch game to make him fall off. Hermione stops the spell by accidentally knocking over the caster, which causes him to lose eye contact with Harry.

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** In Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone, the main villain put a spell on Harry's broom during a Quidditch game to make him fall off. Hermione stops the spell by accidentally [[spoiler:accidentally knocking over the caster, caster]], which causes him to lose eye contact with Harry.
17th Jul '16 9:14:47 PM PaulA
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* In ''Literature/TalesOfTheOtori'', the hero develops an ability to render people unconscious by looking them in the eye. The first time he does it to a human is by accident, and for a while afterwards he avoids eye contact with everyone he meets in case it happens again.
17th Jul '16 9:09:44 PM PaulA
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* Comes with the territory when referencing the myth of Perseus; ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans'' also had the hero using a reflective object to avoid making eye contact with Medusa.

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* Comes with the territory when referencing the myth of Perseus; ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans'' ''Film/{{Clash of the Titans|1981}}'' also had the hero using a reflective object to avoid making eye contact with Medusa.
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