It's a well-known fact that Justice is blind. But it's sometimes more than just a "well-known fact": Some works feature actually blind characters working for truth and justice; others reference the saying in another way.

Not to be confused with a ''[[VideoGame/{{beatmania}} beatmaniaIIDX]]''[=/=]''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution'' song of the [[NamesTheSame same name]].

!!Blind (or blindfolded) character examples:


[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* ''Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}'': Blind superhero. And a [[CrusadingLawyer defence attorney]] as his civilian job.
* The fact that no one ever sees ComicBook/JudgeDredd's eyes through his helmet's dark visor is supposed to be a reference to this.
* Doctor Mid-Nite: Charles McNider, one of DC's early characters and a member of the Justice Society of America. Blinded by a grenade, he finds that he can't see in light, but can still see in total darkness.


[[folder: Literature ]]

* ''Max Carrados'': Blind detective created by Ernest Bramah.
* Parodied in ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents''. The judges insist that everyone in the courtroom wears blindfolds so that justice will be blind. [[spoiler:They're evil, and using this to cover their kidnapping/escape.]]
* Inverted in ''TheRepublicOfTrees'', where the group's "lawgiver" is BlindWithoutThem. She lampshades the trope but the group still implements her laws, with disastrous results.
* Baynard Kendrick's blind detective Captain Duncan Maclain (an Army captain blinded in WWI who turned investigator).
* In the ''Literature/BelisariusSeries'' the blind former Emperor Justinian takes as his assignment to codify the laws. He is also inspired by a vision of the image of justice as being blind in the future.
* Thornley Colton, blind detective created by Clinton H. Stagg.
* One of the stories in the ''Literature/TommyAndTuppence'' collection ''Partners in Crime'' is a pastiche of Thornley Colton, with Tommy wearing an eyeshade to simulate blindness. [[spoiler: It's a fake to prank Tuppence.]]


[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* Max Carrados, blind detective, made an appearance in the 1971 series ''The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes''.
* In the ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' episode "Justice Is Blind", Maggie Lizer, blind lawyer [[spoiler: is revealed to not be blind, but using it for sympathy from judges and juries. Her seeing-eye dog Justice ''is'' blind, however.]]
* ''Blind Justice'', TV series from 2005. A PoliceProcedural about a detective who is blinded in the line of duty and returns to the force.
* Matt Murdock in ''Series/Daredevil2015''


[[folder: Manga & Anime ]]

* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Played straight with Tosen. He's blind and strives for justice, but joins with [[BigBad Aizen]] because, although he thinks he has a clear view of justice, he's blinded by his desire for revenge. Thanks to the specific autocratic nature of the Central 46, a shinigami who killed his wife over something trivial became a KarmaHoudini. Since that wife was a very close friend of Tousen's, he didn't take it well and swore to uphold justice in her name and by her sword. He obtained his justice against the Central 46 by supporting Aizen's move to kill them all and leaving with Aizen to join the enemy the shinigami existed to fight. He left behind two people who vowed to open his eyes to true justice. [[spoiler: [[TearJerker They did.]]]]
* Marine admiral Fujitora from ''Manga/OnePiece''. He is even implied to pride himself by it as he says: "The blind ones have the privilege of not seeing certain terrible things in this world".


[[folder: Music ]]

* In ''Music/AlicesRestaurant'', there's a judge with a seeing-eye dog, and the narrator makes a joke about "typical American blind justice".


[[folder: Film ]]

* In ''Film/JayAndSilentBobStrikeBack'', the character Justice wears glasses.


[[folder: Tabletop Games ]]

* Tyr, the God of Justice in D&D setting ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'', was blinded as punishment for questioning Ao the Overgod.


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* ''MortalKombat'': Kenshi starts out as something of a subversion, being blinded thanks to letting Shang Tsung manipulate him (an ArrogantKungFuGuy before the series started) into opening a tomb belonging to the souls of his ancestors and then going on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge after the sorcerer. Over time, he mellows out into a lone vigilante of sorts who hunts down corrupt criminal organizations at night. Seeing as he's a partial homage to Daredevil, one of Kenshi's combos from ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombatDeadlyAlliance Deadly Alliance]]'', ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombatDeception Deception]]'', and ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon Armageddon]]'' is named "Blind Justice".
* ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'': Tsubaki Yayoi plays with this. She has a bit of an overexaggerated sense of justice due to being a fangirl of historical dramas. While she means well, she's also loyal to the NOL, which has tasked her with the execution of Jin (her crush) and Noel (her friend). Additionally, [[spoiler:her Ars Armagus Izayoi "steals the light from the user's eyes," which will eventually cause Tsubaki to go blind.]] As of the end of ''[[VideoGame/BlazBlueContinuumShift Continuum Shift]]'', [[spoiler:Tsubaki has also made a FaceHeelTurn due to Hazama spoon-feeding her half-truths about Noel stealing Tsubaki's place as Jin's secretary in the current timeline (he intentionally left out that the Jin of that timeline--who went on to become Hakumen--still neglected Tsubaki and Tsubaki ultimately died TakingTheBullet for Jin), which brings out [[ClingyJealousGirl Tsubaki's]] darker side.]]
* In ''VideoGame/FreedomForce'', the "Law" half of the superhero duo Law and Order is dressed exactly like Lady Justice, complete with sword and blindfold. She is also truly blind, having lost her sight in a car bomb explosion before gaining superpowers.


[[folder: Web Comics ]]

* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': Terezi Pyrope and her ancestor Redglare, blind (aspiring) legislacerators.


[[folder: Web Original ]]

* The Mask of Justice from the Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse had an opaque mask with the scales of justice on it to reference this. Mind you, he had BlindfoldedVision.


[[folder: Real Life ]]

* Chinese civil rights activist Chen Guangcheng is a blind lawyer.

!!Other examples:
* ''Series/TheFugitive'' describes Dr Richard Kimble as "an innocent victim of blind justice" from the second season onwards.
* ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney: [[AllMusicalsAreAdaptations the Musical]]'' features the VillainSong "Justice is Blind (and I Will Guide Her)".
* On ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' there's a statue of a little girl with a blindfold on ''a la'' the Justice statue standing in front of the Family Court building.
* ''Film/JudgeDredd''. When Dredd meets former Chief Justice Fargo in the Cursed Earth, there's a statue of Blind Justice in the room.
-->'''Dredd:''' The blind lady. Who is she?
-->'''Fargo:''' Justice...before your time. We should never have taken justice out of her hands.
* Chief Justice Tyrest's [[MechaMooks Legislators]] in ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'' [[EyelessFace have no eyes]], which was confirmed by WordOfGod to be a reference to this concept.