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17th Oct '16 2:22:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[Series/QuantumLeap Sam Beckett]] leaped into the body of a blind concert pianist, sight intact. After demonstrating his sightedness in front of the wrong person, he is momentarily blinded by a camera flash right before said person tries to make him flinch to prove he can see. His sight is back to normal as soon as she's out of earshot.

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* [[Series/QuantumLeap ''Series/QuantumLeap'': Sam Beckett]] Beckett leaped into the body of a blind concert pianist, sight intact. After demonstrating his sightedness in front of the wrong person, he is momentarily blinded by a camera flash right before said person tries to make him flinch to prove he can see. His sight is back to normal as soon as she's out of earshot.



* [[Series/TheInvisibleMan Darien Fawkes]] has this happen to him all the time, including a blindness episode. The gland in his head tends to make conditions that afflict him unique, but also makes them surprisingly easy to cure.
* Confusing "circular incision" for "circumcision" made for a very unhappy [[Series/MarriedWithChildren Al Bundy]].

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* [[Series/TheInvisibleMan ''Series/TheInvisibleMan'': Darien Fawkes]] Fawkes has this happen to him all the time, including a blindness episode. The gland in his head tends to make conditions that afflict him unique, but also makes them surprisingly easy to cure.
* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'': Confusing "circular incision" for "circumcision" made for a very unhappy [[Series/MarriedWithChildren Al Bundy]].Bundy.
17th Oct '16 2:20:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons,'' Bart visits a sequence of doctors who treat him for lazy eye, fallen arches, and other maladies, which turns him into a Jerry Lewis-patterned nerd for the remainder of the episode.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons,'' Bart visits a sequence of doctors who treat him for lazy eye, fallen arches, and other maladies, which turns him into a Jerry Lewis-patterned nerd for the remainder of the episode.
17th Oct '16 2:19:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''Series/{{Mash}}'' episode "Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind," Hawkeye is temporarily blinded by a heater explosion. While he is blind, he comes to rely on his sense of hearing more, to the point where he can replicate Radar's ability to predict incoming choppers.

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* ''Series/{{Mash}}'':
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In the ''Series/{{Mash}}'' episode "Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind," Hawkeye is temporarily blinded by a heater explosion. While he is blind, he comes to rely on his sense of hearing more, to the point where he can replicate Radar's ability to predict incoming choppers.



** In the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "The Enemy," Geordi La Forge relies on the help of a Romulan when his VISOR stops working.
*** In the episode "The Loss", Counselor Troi temporarily loses her [[TheEmpath empath powers]]. Interestingly, although obviously no one has this ability in the real world, the show got fan letters from disabled people saying they related to her struggle.
*** In the episode "Ethics," Worf is paralyzed when a cargo crate falls on him. He seriously contemplates suicide before another doctor offers a never-before-tested surgery to give Worf a new spine.
* In ''Series/TheATeam'' episode "The Beast from the Belly of the Boeing", Murdock is temporarily blinded by a gunshot and has to guide Hannibal into landing the plane.

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* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'':
** In the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "The Enemy," Geordi La Forge relies on the help of a Romulan when his VISOR stops working.
*** ** In the episode "The Loss", Counselor Troi temporarily loses her [[TheEmpath empath powers]]. Interestingly, although obviously no one has this ability in the real world, the show got fan letters from disabled people saying they related to her struggle.
*** ** In the episode "Ethics," Worf is paralyzed when a cargo crate falls on him. He seriously contemplates suicide before another doctor offers a never-before-tested surgery to give Worf a new spine.
* ''Series/TheATeam'':
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In ''Series/TheATeam'' the episode "The Beast from the Belly of the Boeing", Murdock is temporarily blinded by a gunshot and has to guide Hannibal into landing the plane.



* Clark was temporarily blinded by some sort of laser on ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', causing him to develop super-hearing. The episode was [[ComicBook/{{Daredevil}} not at all derivative]].

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* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'':
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Clark was temporarily blinded by some sort of laser on ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', laser, causing him to develop super-hearing. The episode was [[ComicBook/{{Daredevil}} not at all derivative]].



* ''Series/TheIncredibleHulk'': In "The Harder They Fall", David Banner gets paralyzed from the chest down and has to learn how to move around in a wheelchair; when he Hulks Out at the midpoint of the episode we see the Hulk confused as to why his legs don't work, before his HealingFactor kicks in, partially repairing his spine. The second half of the episode has David hobbling around in leg braces, and he has to figure out how to drive a car through rush-hour traffic to stop a friend of his from robbing a bank. The stress triggers the climactic HulkOut, which fully restores his ability to walk.

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* ''Series/TheIncredibleHulk'': ''Series/TheIncredibleHulk'':
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In "The Harder They Fall", David Banner gets paralyzed from the chest down and has to learn how to move around in a wheelchair; when he Hulks Out at the midpoint of the episode we see the Hulk confused as to why his legs don't work, before his HealingFactor kicks in, partially repairing his spine. The second half of the episode has David hobbling around in leg braces, and he has to figure out how to drive a car through rush-hour traffic to stop a friend of his from robbing a bank. The stress triggers the climactic HulkOut, which fully restores his ability to walk.



* "Dark Voyage" from ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars''. The Maximals are blinded by an Energon explosion, requiring that they ''explore spirituality'' to fight off the Predacons.

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"Dark Voyage" from ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars''.Voyage". The Maximals are blinded by an Energon explosion, requiring that they ''explore spirituality'' to fight off the Predacons.



** In the sequel, "WesternAnimation/BeastMachines", the Maximal are, again, trapped into technorganic beast modes, as their current bodies now controlled by embracing their "spiritual" side.
*** Subverted with Rattrap: while the other Maximals can overcome their newfound handicap quite fast, Rattrap spends a bunch of episodes becoming a liability for himself and his allies, even briefly considering a [[DealWithTheDevil deal with Megatron]] to buy himself some enhancements. Ultimately, he finds out his new, diminutive form has [[DisabilitySuperpower enhanced hacking abilities]], thus becoming useful again.
*** Interestingly, this was much closer to the ''original'' concept for Rattrap. He was going to be disfigured and misshapen with exposed organs, but (a) NightmareFuel, (b) that doesn't sell toys, and (c) the CGI wasn't up to making it look right. A lot of this plan was used with the Transmutate. In ''BeastMachines,'' they were able to return to this idea by having Rattrap not be zen enough to relearn transforming, and so using an ill-advised shortcut that gave him a robot mode that was ''not'' up to the standard of his past ones, or everyone else's current ones. Parts of his body even resemble muscle or bone, making a more robot-y, less terrifying version of the "guts exposed" idea. It ends up not being the single-episode version; he ''never'' gets a more standard robot mode. He had to learn to overcome his disability as per the Transmutate-like original concept. He gets by with his hacking ability, and while being a ''weapons specialist whose new body has no weapons'' is kind of an embarrassment, he does have the skills to invent new means of asskicking.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "Blind Ambition," a temporarily-blinded Peter only engages in acts of heroism because he doesn't have any idea what's going on.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines'':
** In the sequel, "WesternAnimation/BeastMachines", the The Maximal are, again, trapped into technorganic beast modes, as their current bodies now controlled by embracing their "spiritual" side.
*** ** Subverted with Rattrap: while the other Maximals can overcome their newfound handicap quite fast, Rattrap spends a bunch of episodes becoming a liability for himself and his allies, even briefly considering a [[DealWithTheDevil deal with Megatron]] to buy himself some enhancements. Ultimately, he finds out his new, diminutive form has [[DisabilitySuperpower enhanced hacking abilities]], thus becoming useful again.
*** ** Interestingly, this was much closer to the ''original'' concept for Rattrap. He was going to be disfigured and misshapen with exposed organs, but (a) NightmareFuel, (b) that doesn't sell toys, and (c) the CGI wasn't up to making it look right. A lot of this plan was used with the Transmutate. In ''BeastMachines,'' they were able to return to this idea by having Rattrap not be zen enough to relearn transforming, and so using an ill-advised shortcut that gave him a robot mode that was ''not'' up to the standard of his past ones, or everyone else's current ones. Parts of his body even resemble muscle or bone, making a more robot-y, less terrifying version of the "guts exposed" idea. It ends up not being the single-episode version; he ''never'' gets a more standard robot mode. He had to learn to overcome his disability as per the Transmutate-like original concept. He gets by with his hacking ability, and while being a ''weapons specialist whose new body has no weapons'' is kind of an embarrassment, he does have the skills to invent new means of asskicking.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
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In the ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "Blind Ambition," a temporarily-blinded Peter only engages in acts of heroism because he doesn't have any idea what's going on.
17th Oct '16 2:14:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/StargateContinuum'', Daniel Jackson loses a leg to frostbite. [[spoiler:When the timeline is restored, his leg is fine, due to it never being frostbitten.]]



** In ''Film/StargateContinuum'', Daniel Jackson loses a leg to frostbite. [[spoiler:When the timeline is restored, his leg is fine, due to it never being frostbitten.]]
25th Sep '16 5:09:37 PM BlazePfeff
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* In one episode of "The Cleveland Show", the titular character becomes [[spoiler: temporarily]] deaf from Lester shooting too close to him during a secret hunting trip. Unfortunately, Donna [[HollywoodMidLifeCrisis was thinking about going back to school for a Marine Biology degree]] shortly after he decided to [[spoiler: fake his deafness]].
5th Aug '16 4:27:25 AM jormis29
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* {{Lilo & Stitch: The Series}} has one episode, titled Belle, in which the loud experiment named in the title causes Stitch to temporarily become severely deaf.

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* {{Lilo & Stitch: The Series}} ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' has one episode, titled Belle, in which the loud experiment named in the title causes Stitch to temporarily become severely deaf.
2nd Aug '16 11:00:20 AM ResponsiblyImpulsive
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* "WesternAnimation/Lilo&StitchTheSeries" has one episode, titled Belle, in which the loud experiment named in the title causes Stitch to temporarily become severely deaf.

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* "WesternAnimation/Lilo&StitchTheSeries" {{Lilo & Stitch: The Series}} has one episode, titled Belle, in which the loud experiment named in the title causes Stitch to temporarily become severely deaf.
2nd Aug '16 10:58:13 AM ResponsiblyImpulsive
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* "WesternAnimation/:Lilo&Stitch:TheSeries" has one episode, titled Belle, in which the loud experiment named in the title causes Stitch to temporarily become severely deaf.

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* "WesternAnimation/:Lilo&Stitch:TheSeries" "WesternAnimation/Lilo&StitchTheSeries" has one episode, titled Belle, in which the loud experiment named in the title causes Stitch to temporarily become severely deaf.
2nd Aug '16 10:56:56 AM ResponsiblyImpulsive
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* "WesternAnimation/Lilo&Stitch:TheSeries" has one episode, titled Belle, in which the loud experiment named in the title causes Stitch to temporarily become severely deaf.

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* "WesternAnimation/Lilo&Stitch:TheSeries" "WesternAnimation/:Lilo&Stitch:TheSeries" has one episode, titled Belle, in which the loud experiment named in the title causes Stitch to temporarily become severely deaf.
2nd Aug '16 10:55:30 AM ResponsiblyImpulsive
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* "WesternAnimation/Lilo&Stitch:TheSeries" has one episode, titled Belle, in which the loud experiment named in the title causes Stitch to temporarily become severely deaf.
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