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11th Jul '16 12:37:51 PM Discar
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* The Yellow Orb that Sidney uses in ''Webcomic/{{Grrlpower}}'' has the ability to grant True Sight to the owner as well as see supernatural but otherwise invisible effects like the radius of an aura spell. It fails to pierces mundane disguises though as someone proved with a simple newspaper mask. In this setting True-Sight likely has degrees of strength, as a succubus remarks that her illusions being pierced should have been practically impossible (thus Sidney's True-Sight is extraordinarily powerful).

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* The Yellow Orb ''Webcomic/GrrlPower'': Sydney is surprised to find that Sidney uses in ''Webcomic/{{Grrlpower}}'' her yellow orb, which gives her telepresence, also gives her an incredibly powerful truesight that can pierce even a succubus glamor with ease. Unfortunately, it has the no ability to grant True Sight to the owner as well as see supernatural but otherwise invisible effects like the radius of an aura spell. It fails to pierces through more mundane disguises though as someone proved with a simple newspaper mask. In this setting True-Sight likely has degrees of strength, as a succubus remarks that disguises, and [[UselessUsefulSpell illusionists are very rare on Earth]].
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her illusions being pierced should have been practically impossible (thus Sidney's True-Sight is extraordinarily powerful).line of work she'll eventually meet most of them.
17th Jun '16 11:06:22 PM jormis29
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* In ''Tabletopgames/{{Shadowrun}}'', magicians can use Astral Perceiving to see a person's true aura.

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* In ''Tabletopgames/{{Shadowrun}}'', ''Tabletopgame/{{Shadowrun}}'', magicians can use Astral Perceiving to see a person's true aura.



* A major strategy element in ''Videogame/StarCraft'' is the use of optical camouflage, concealment, and cover to be unseen by the enemy. As such, there are several units and building types that have "Detector" status, meaning they are able to thwart such tricks. The same aspect is used in '' VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} 3''.

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* A major strategy element in ''Videogame/StarCraft'' is the use of optical camouflage, concealment, and cover to be unseen by the enemy. As such, there are several units and building types that have "Detector" status, meaning they are able to thwart such tricks. The same aspect is used in '' VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} 3''.VideoGame/WarcraftIII''.
6th Jun '16 6:22:48 AM StFan
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Whatever the case, to see to the heart of the matter, you need the TrueSight. This trait cuts through illusions to show objective, absolute truth, rendering all of that stuff above useless. Of course, it may well come at a price, either on a per use basis something or more permanent, such as the loss of your [[BlindSeer earthly vision]]. On the other hand, it may just be hereditary, or a natural ability of your particular race, in which case, lucky you. Or it could be an ability bequeathed by some special object.

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Whatever the case, to see to the heart of the matter, you need the TrueSight.True Sight. This trait cuts through illusions to show objective, absolute truth, rendering all of that stuff above useless. Of course, it may well come at a price, either on a per use basis something or more permanent, such as the loss of your [[BlindSeer earthly vision]]. On the other hand, it may just be hereditary, or a natural ability of your particular race, in which case, lucky you. Or it could be an ability bequeathed by some special object.



While TrueSight always involves true perception, it doesn't always give the user the ability to properly interpret what they see. Thus, they may see the truth and still come to an incorrect conclusion, and there may be reliable ways of fooling them.

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While TrueSight True Sight always involves true perception, it doesn't always give the user the ability to properly interpret what they see. Thus, they may see the truth and still come to an incorrect conclusion, and there may be reliable ways of fooling them.



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* ''Anime/ElHazardTheMagnificentWorld'' has Nanami, who has the ability to see through illusion. She alerts the group to a Shadow Tribe assassin (who was in human guise) at Arlaman and, later, proves pivotal during Makoto's showdown with Galus atop the Eye of God.
** The problem is that she simply can't see the illusions themselves, so most of the time she [[IThoughtEveryoneCouldDoThat assumes everyone sees the same things as her]].

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* ''Anime/ElHazardTheMagnificentWorld'' has Nanami, Nanami Jinai, who has the ability to see through illusion. She alerts the group to a Shadow Tribe assassin (who was in human guise) at Arlaman and, later, proves pivotal during Makoto's showdown with Galus atop the Eye of God.
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God. The problem is that she simply can't see the illusions themselves, so most of the time she [[IThoughtEveryoneCouldDoThat assumes everyone sees the same things as her]].






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* ''Film/HellboyIITheGoldenArmy:'' Krauss provides the BPRD with special goggles capable of seeing through magical glamour; the BPRD uses them to find trolls disguised as humans. As a ContinuityNod to the first film, when Hellboy himself is seen through these goggles, he's shown with longer horns and a fiery crown--accoutrements of the Prince Of Hell role that Hellboy has been rebelling against.

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* ''Film/HellboyIITheGoldenArmy:'' Krauss provides the BPRD with special goggles capable of seeing through magical glamour; the BPRD uses them to find trolls disguised as humans. As a ContinuityNod to the first film, when Hellboy himself is seen through these goggles, he's shown with longer horns and a fiery crown--accoutrements crown -- accoutrements of the Prince Of of Hell role that Hellboy has been rebelling against.






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* Witches and Wizards on the Literature/{{Discworld}} have not second sight, but First Sight, and can see what's really there rather than what they expect to be there. This is partly because of magic and partly because they have no WeirdnessCensor. In ''Discworld/TheWeeFreeMen'', Tiffany is told that the way to find the "witches' school" is to stand on a hill, open your eyes, and then open your eyes again. She realises (eventually) that witches' school isn't a place, and just means seeing the world properly.
* Wizards in ''TheDresdenFiles'' can use their Sight at will, with the caveat that anything they see, however wonderful or horrible, can never be forgotten, ever. It remains in their mind's eye, as fresh as if just seen, for the rest of their lives. When Harry catches a glimpse of an ancient horror, he has to ''rearrange the way he thinks'' just to make the seizures stop, and even then it's a good while before he stops shuddering.
** Also, in some novels, Harry creates an ointment to see through the Sidhe's glamour, which acts like a lesser version of TrueSight, with the advantage that non-magic users can benefit from it as well.
* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'', 'Mad-Eye' Moody's false eye can see through solid objects, clothes and incidentally, invisibility cloaks.

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* Witches and Wizards on the Literature/{{Discworld}} have not second sight, but First Sight, and can see what's really there rather than what they expect to be there. This is partly because of magic and partly because they have no WeirdnessCensor. In ''Discworld/TheWeeFreeMen'', Tiffany is told that the way to find the "witches' school" is to stand on a hill, open your eyes, and then open your eyes again. She realises realizes (eventually) that witches' school isn't a place, and just means seeing the world properly.
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'':
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Wizards in ''TheDresdenFiles'' can use their Sight at will, with the caveat that anything they see, however wonderful or horrible, can never be forgotten, ever. It remains in their mind's eye, as fresh as if just seen, for the rest of their lives. When Harry catches a glimpse of an ancient horror, he has to ''rearrange the way he thinks'' just to make the seizures stop, and even then it's a good while before he stops shuddering.
** Also, in some novels, Harry creates an ointment to see through the Sidhe's glamour, which acts like a lesser version of TrueSight, True Sight, with the advantage that non-magic users can benefit from it as well.
* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'', 'Mad-Eye' "Mad-Eye" Moody's false eye can see through solid objects, clothes and incidentally, invisibility cloaks.



* [[DeanKoontz Dean R. Koontz]]'s novel ''Twilight Eyes''. Only people with special purple eyes can see the creatures known as Goblins as they really are. It's later revealed that this manifests in different way including True Smell.

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* [[DeanKoontz Dean R. Koontz]]'s Creator/DeanKoontz's novel ''Twilight Eyes''. Only people with special purple eyes can see the creatures known as Goblins as they really are. It's later revealed that this manifests in different way including True Smell.



* Luis from ''Valiant'' and ''Ironside'' in the ''Literature/ModernFaerieTales'' trilogy can see through glamour and is impervious to enchantments. It's described as "TrueSight".
* "The Sight" is a form of magic in the Literature/TortallUniverse, which allows the gifted person to detect things such as magic, lies, illness, pregnancy, and godhood. There's also Kel's griffin feather headband, which allows her to see through illusions when worn above her eyes.

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* Luis from ''Valiant'' and ''Ironside'' in the ''Literature/ModernFaerieTales'' trilogy can see through glamour and is impervious to enchantments. It's described as "TrueSight".
"True Sight".
* "The Sight" is a form of magic in the Literature/TortallUniverse, ''Literature/TortallUniverse'', which allows the gifted person to detect things such as magic, lies, illness, pregnancy, and godhood. There's also Kel's griffin feather headband, which allows her to see through illusions when worn above her eyes.



* "Witch Sight" in the Literature/{{Chrestomanci}} series is able to detect spells and see through illusions.

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* "Witch Sight" in the Literature/{{Chrestomanci}} ''Literature/{{Chrestomanci}}'' series is able to detect spells and see through illusions.



* In AndreNorton's ''Literature/WitchWorld'' novel ''The Year of the Unicorn'', Gillian uses moly to give herself this and correctly name a Were-Rider.

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* In AndreNorton's Creator/AndreNorton's ''Literature/WitchWorld'' novel ''The Year of the Unicorn'', Gillian uses moly to give herself this and correctly name a Were-Rider.



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* On ''{{Grimm}}'' the titular Grimms have the ability to see wesen (creatures revealed to be the basis of all fairytales) when the wesen lose control over their ability to hide their true forms.
** Any human can see a Wesen's true form, but that requires the Wesen to actively go "full [[GratuitousGerman woge]]", which requires even more effort than maintaining their human disguise. As one episode reveals, repeatedly going "full woge" can result in the Wesen being unable to maintain his or her human appearance for long.

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* On ''{{Grimm}}'' ''Series/{{Grimm}}'' the titular Grimms have the ability to see wesen (creatures revealed to be the basis of all fairytales) when the wesen lose control over their ability to hide their true forms.
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forms. Any human can see a Wesen's true form, but that requires the Wesen to actively go "full [[GratuitousGerman woge]]", which requires even more effort than maintaining their human disguise. As one episode reveals, repeatedly going "full woge" can result in the Wesen being unable to maintain his or her human appearance for long.






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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' has the powerful True Seeing spell, which pierces ''all'' supernatural means of disguise and concealment. However, it doesn't help out with anything ''non-''supernatural besides simple darkness. A few rare creatures, such as powerful demons, have innate True Seeing.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' has the powerful True Seeing spell, which pierces ''all'' supernatural means of disguise and concealment.concealment (except for a few arguable exceptions, like the Sequester spell). However, it doesn't help out with anything ''non-''supernatural besides simple darkness. A few rare creatures, such as powerful demons, have innate True Seeing.






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** ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar'' has a similar feature for "infiltrating" units.
** ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' has invisible wards, traps and champions which can only be revealed by [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin True Sight]]. This can be provided by certain wards, trinkets, defensive towers and (until the Season 4 updates) Oracle's Elixir would give the champion using it a true sight radius.

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** * ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar'' has a similar feature for "infiltrating" units.
** * ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' has invisible wards, traps and champions which can only be revealed by [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin True Sight]]. This can be provided by certain wards, trinkets, defensive towers and (until the Season 4 updates) Oracle's Elixir would give the champion using it a true sight radius.



* The Eye of Truth in ''Videogame/{{La-Mulana}}'' allows you to see InvisibleMonsters.

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* The Eye of Truth in ''Videogame/{{La-Mulana}}'' ''Videogame/LaMulana'' allows you to see InvisibleMonsters.



* The Reveal Psynergy in ''Videogame/GoldenSun'', which allows one to see through illusions and invisibility.
* [[VideoGame/DarkForcesSaga Jedi Knight]] has Force Sight that reveals invisible enemies.
* In GuildWars during the Ascension in the Crystal Desert the player wants to achieve this. However this is for storytelling only, since the player doesn't gain any special ability and is meant to cut through the invisibility of the ''Unseen Gods'' ([[spoiler: The Mursaat, powerful mages]]). So a player who skips the middle part will still be able to see and fight the ''Unseen Gods'' properly.
* In ''{{VideoGame/RuneScape}}'', the ring of visibility allows players to see certain ghosts. The player can later gain the ability to see such things without the ring.

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* The Reveal Psynergy in ''Videogame/GoldenSun'', ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'', which allows one to see through illusions and invisibility.
* [[VideoGame/DarkForcesSaga ''VideoGame/DarkForcesSaga'': Jedi Knight]] Knight has Force Sight that reveals invisible enemies.
* In GuildWars ''VideoGame/GuildWars'' during the Ascension in the Crystal Desert the player wants to achieve this. However this is for storytelling only, since the player doesn't gain any special ability and is meant to cut through the invisibility of the ''Unseen Gods'' ([[spoiler: The Mursaat, powerful mages]]). So a player who skips the middle part will still be able to see and fight the ''Unseen Gods'' properly.
* In ''{{VideoGame/RuneScape}}'', ''VideoGame/RuneScape'', the ring of visibility allows players to see certain ghosts. The player can later gain the ability to see such things without the ring.



* ''VideoGame/BaldursGate2'' has the AD&D version, which tends to be the go-to spell to eliminate invisibility and illusionary defenses once the party is high enough in level to cast it. It was intended to be in part 1 as well (it is mentioned in the file spell.ids), but got dummied out, probably because in a vanilla game, clerics and especially wizards are unlikely to get high enough in level to actually use it.

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* ''VideoGame/BaldursGate2'' has the AD&D ''AD&D'' version, which tends to be the go-to spell to eliminate invisibility and illusionary illusory defenses once the party is high enough in level to cast it. It was intended to be in part 1 as well (it is mentioned in the file spell.ids), but got dummied out, probably because in a vanilla game, clerics and especially wizards are unlikely to get high enough in level to actually use it.it.
* The ''VideoGame/EyeOfTheBeholder'' series also has the ''AD&D'' version of the True Seeing spell, allowing the party to see through the many secret illusory walls dispersed through the mazes in the games.






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* The Yellow Orb that Sidney uses in ''{{Webcomic/Grrlpower}}'' has the ability to grant True Sight to the owner as well as see supernatural but otherwise invisible effects like the radius of an aura spell. It fails to pierces mundane disguises though as someone proved with a simple newspaper mask. In this setting True-Sight likely has degrees of strength, as a succubus remarks that her illusions being pierced should have been practically impossible (thus Sidney's True-Sight is extraordinarily powerful).

* In ''{{Webcomic/Roommates}}'' supernatural beings may or may not see through eachother's illusions depending on specialties, experience and power level, but the only mortal known to possess true sight is InspectorJavert... he is also low key AntiMagic. It might be a supernatural ability, or he might be just too stubborn and cynical for this crap.
** Likely has something to do with his [[Literature/LesMiserables Romani ancestry]] (to phrase it less politically correctly, he's at least half-Gypsy) and/or his comic-only relation to Morgan le Fay.

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* The Yellow Orb that Sidney uses in ''{{Webcomic/Grrlpower}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Grrlpower}}'' has the ability to grant True Sight to the owner as well as see supernatural but otherwise invisible effects like the radius of an aura spell. It fails to pierces mundane disguises though as someone proved with a simple newspaper mask. In this setting True-Sight likely has degrees of strength, as a succubus remarks that her illusions being pierced should have been practically impossible (thus Sidney's True-Sight is extraordinarily powerful).

powerful).
* In ''{{Webcomic/Roommates}}'' supernatural beings may or may not see through eachother's illusions depending on specialties, experience and power level, but the only mortal known to possess true sight is InspectorJavert... he is also low key AntiMagic. It might be a supernatural ability, or he might be just too stubborn and cynical for this crap.
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crap. Likely has something to do with his [[Literature/LesMiserables Romani ancestry]] (to phrase it less politically correctly, he's at least half-Gypsy) and/or his comic-only relation to Morgan le Fay.
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31st May '16 1:31:23 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''RoswellConspiracies'': The main character, Nick Logan, is capable of perceiving the true appearance of camouflaged aliens, whether they are shapeshifters (Lycanthropes), using holograms (Vampires) or installed inside a human host (like the Vodun).

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* ''RoswellConspiracies'': ''WesternAnimation/RoswellConspiracies'': The main character, Nick Logan, is capable of perceiving the true appearance of camouflaged aliens, whether they are shapeshifters (Lycanthropes), using holograms (Vampires) or installed inside a human host (like the Vodun).
30th May '16 9:16:15 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* TheHunter Quent Yaden from ''WolfsRain'' can see through the wolves' humanoid illusions when drunk.

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* TheHunter Quent Yaden from ''WolfsRain'' ''Anime/WolfsRain'' can see through the wolves' humanoid illusions when drunk.
30th May '16 4:37:02 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Inverted in ''TheSwordOfTruth'': Jennsen (and any of the 'pristinely ungifted') can see the real thing underneath the illusion because she's [[AntiMagic unable to see or be affected by magic at all,]] rather than having some magical ability that allows her to break an illusion like many of the other examples.

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* Inverted in ''TheSwordOfTruth'': ''Literature/TheSwordOfTruth'': Jennsen (and any of the 'pristinely ungifted') can see the real thing underneath the illusion because she's [[AntiMagic unable to see or be affected by magic at all,]] rather than having some magical ability that allows her to break an illusion like many of the other examples.
5th Jan '16 11:23:14 AM ultimomant
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* In ''Fanfic/HarmonyTheory'', Detective Hard Boiled's special talent includes true sight and LivingLieDetector. He can see things that are invisible and see through illusions and Changeling disguises.
25th Dec '15 12:15:04 AM erforce
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* ''[[Film/{{Hellboy}} Hellboy II: The Golden Army]]:'' Krauss provides the BPRD with special goggles capable of seeing through magical glamour; the BPRD uses them to find trolls disguised as humans. As a ContinuityNod to the first film, when Hellboy himself is seen through these goggles, he's shown with longer horns and a fiery crown--accoutrements of the Prince Of Hell role that Hellboy has been rebelling against.

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* ''[[Film/{{Hellboy}} Hellboy II: The Golden Army]]:'' ''Film/HellboyIITheGoldenArmy:'' Krauss provides the BPRD with special goggles capable of seeing through magical glamour; the BPRD uses them to find trolls disguised as humans. As a ContinuityNod to the first film, when Hellboy himself is seen through these goggles, he's shown with longer horns and a fiery crown--accoutrements of the Prince Of Hell role that Hellboy has been rebelling against.
16th Dec '15 7:51:11 PM nombretomado
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** LeagueOfLegends has invisible wards, traps and champions which can only be revealed by [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin True Sight]]. This can be provided by certain wards, trinkets, defensive towers and (until the Season 4 updates) Oracle's Elixir would give the champion using it a true sight radius.

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** LeagueOfLegends ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' has invisible wards, traps and champions which can only be revealed by [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin True Sight]]. This can be provided by certain wards, trinkets, defensive towers and (until the Season 4 updates) Oracle's Elixir would give the champion using it a true sight radius.
24th Nov '15 3:15:44 AM Seraph
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* In ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness'', the Reveal Invisible spell is needed at several points to progress the plot. The description does warn though that it should not be used recklessly, lest the caster GoMadFromTheRevelation from seeing ThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow.
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