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->''1: My legions of terror will have clear, plexiglass visors, [[FacelessGoons not face-concealing ones]].''
-->-- The EvilOverlordList

A visor is a piece of eyewear that covers at least both eyes and the bridge of the nose. It's like a pair of goggles, but with temple-arms. Visor also refers to the faceplate of a helmet, the part that can be raised or lowered. This is about both kinds, specifically, ones that are opaque on one side, which is often--but not necessarily--connoted by a gold, silver, or obsidian mirror effect. Opaque, spherical helmets also count. [[SchizoTech Bonus points if the technology to do this shouldn't have been invented yet]].

For all we know (unless we've [[POVCam seen out from the wearer's POV]]), any of these could be opaque on ''both'' sides, but unless the wearer is blind this would be [[WTHCostumingDepartment a rather major design flaw]].

When used [[RuleOfSymbolism symbolically]], it can show that the character [[DarkAndTroubledPast has an aspect he wants to hide]] ([[RedRightHand sometimes physically]]) or [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} isn't all there to begin with]].

Usually used with FacelessGoons.

Separate lenses [[NotAnExample don't count]], they go on OpaqueLenses. Compare SinisterShades, TheBlank, EyelessFace, TheFaceless. Contrast InSpaceEveryoneCanSeeYourFace.


[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Female Saints of Athena from ''Manga/SaintSeiya''.
* Zero from ''Anime/CodeGeass''.
* Keel Lorenz from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' and [[spoiler:Gendo Ikari]] from ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion Q''.
* The Pluto colonists from ''Anime/{{Vandread}}''.
* At various points throughout the ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell'' [[TheMultiverse multiverse]], Motoko is seen using one sooner or later.
** She wears one in "Cash Eye" as part of a thief's disguise in ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex''.
** She has one during her fight against the giant SpiderTank at the end of [[Anime/GhostInTheShell the first movie]].
** [[Manga/GhostInTheShell The manga series]] also shows her using one every now and then.
* Crimson Scorpion's henchmen in ''Manga/SteamDetectives''.
* Arc Ail snipers from ''Manga/ElementalGelade''.
* The Uruk Army commanders from ''Anime/TheTowerOfDruaga'' anime (the regular, {{BFS}}-weilding footmen don't count, however). One is also seen in the background when Jil gets his armor fixed.
* The Earl's {{Mooks}} from ''Anime/{{Interstella 5555}}''

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd''
* ''Moon Man'', a pulp mag character who came out when one-way glass was invented.
* Originally, the Red Hood, a ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' villain had this. Later, it was changed to the standard superhero opaque eyepeices.
* ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} from ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}''.
* Mysterio, a ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' villain.
* Red Hook Asylum guards from ''ComicBook/{{Neonomicon}}''
* Yorrick's gas mask in ''ComicBook/YTheLastMan''
* SpaceMarines from ''ComicBook/WonTonSoup''
* In ''Franchise/GIJoe'', Cobra Commander's battle helmet featured a completely mirrored facemask. Many varieties of Cobra [[EliteMooks Vipers]] wore such masks as well.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* The toxic waste cleanup crew from ''WesternAnimation/OnceUponAForest''.
* The Baron from ''WesternAnimation/FelixTheCatTheMovie''.
* Julie's scan visor from ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal 2000''

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Franchise/RoboCop''
* LampShaded in ''Film/BackToTheFuture''. Doc Brown wears one, and Marty waves his hand in front of them to make sure Doc can see him.
* The Mouth of Sauron from Peter Jackson's ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''.
* Jango[=/=]Boba Fett's helmets, as well as Clone Troopers from ''Franchise/StarWars.''. Also, other bounty hunters like Boushh.
** Darth Vader's helmet doesn't have a visor per se, but fits the spirit of the trope because he can see while wearing it but his face is masked. However, this may be a subversion because he technically can't see through the eyepieces; instead there is a HUD inside the helmet that looks like RoboCam.
* Cool Rider from ''Film/{{Grease 2}}''
* The sunproof spacesuits from ''Film/{{Sunshine}}''
* Snake Eyes from ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra'', as well as the Mantis Fighter-Sub pilots.

* Lotus Guild Artificers form ''Literature/TheLotusWar''.
* [[LightningGun Tesla Cannon]] gunners from ''Literature/{{Leviathan}}'' novel ''Behemoth''.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Geordi laForge's VISOR from ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' is a subversion; he's [[BlindWithoutEm literally blind without it]]. It isn't actually transparent from the other side, but a sensor array that relays data to neural implants to give a blind person vision. It's also not a solid visor, but made up of several alternating "teeth" extending from the upper and lower frames (and was based on a popular hair accessory in the 80's/90's). This is so actor Levar Burton could see through it in order to move around on set.
* All heroes in {{Toku}} series (''Franchise/PowerRangers'', ''Franchise/SuperSentai'', ''Franchise/KamenRider'', the ''Franchise/UltraSeries'', and many more.) Interestingly, some heroes' visors or eyepieces look like they'd be very hard to see through '''because they are.''' Suit actors have more skill than you think.
** A net movie produced for the ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'' movie revealed that they typically have two versions of a character's helmet: one used for close-ups that looks more solid, and one that has better visibility and is used for action scenes.
* The Stig from ''Series/TopGear''.
* Bekhesh from ''Series/{{Farscape}}''. Production notes indicates that it's a cybernetic replacement for the top of his head.
* The {{mooks}}, and the heroes' PoweredArmor in ''Series/CaptainPowerAndTheSoldiersOfTheFuture''.
* Wraith soldiers from ''Series/StargateAtlantis.''
* Emperor Ming's guards (a.k.a. "Patriots") from ''[[Series/FlashGordon Flash Gordon 2007]]''.
* A mercenary gunman from ''Series/BabylonFive'' sports one.

* Music/DaftPunk has one of these.
* The SWAT team from the AnimatedMusicVideo for Chage and Aska's ''On Your Mark''

[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* Dave in ''SafeHavens'' almost always wears one, because he functions best with a certain amount of distraction. Ming was introduced wearing one before she switched to shades (and later ditched even those).

* The male warrior shown in Creator/{{Gottlieb}}'s ''Pinball/{{Gladiators}}'' wears one of these.
* The astronaut on the backglass for ''Pinball/{{Apollo 13}}'' has his face entirely covered. Probably done because Creator/TomHanks' likeness wasn't available.
* All the astronauts in ''Pinball/BlackHole'' have these.
* Many of the male warriors in ''Pinball/LaserWar'' wear various face-concealing visors.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' unsurprisingly features many such helmets. The Dark Eldar are especially fond of these, with mirrored full-face masks common among Reaver jetbike pilots, and most of the Haemonculi "creations" such as [[TheRenfield Wracks]] and [[WasOnceAMan Grotesques]] have blank visors surgically implanted over their faces.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Riot police in ''VideoGame/DeusEx'' have one.
* [[SpaceMarines Terran Marines]] from ''VideoGame/{{StarCraft}}'' have this. In ''VideoGame/{{StarCraft II}}'', Banshee and [[TransformingMecha Viking]] pilots have this when their ships are invisible or transformed, respectively.
* ''Franchise/MassEffect''
** Quarian helmets from ''VideoGame/MassEffect1''. However, looking ''very'' closely vaguely shows eyes and a nose.
** Turian Spacesuits from ''VideoGame/MassEffect2''.
** In the first ''Mass Effect'' if Commander Shepard or one of his/her squadmates in human armor (Kaidan, Ashley, or Liara, who's humanoid enough to also wear a set) uses a defensive ability while they have their helmet on, the normally clear visor on the helmet darkens for several seconds, turning it into this. This only occurs in the Playstation 3 version; in the Xbox 360 version when this happens the visor instead completely disappears for a brief period of time instead.
* [=RIG=] helmets from ''Franchise/DeadSpace'', although this is more from being glowy than mirrored; in the Anime we can see the wearer's faces just fine. The Astronaut Suit from DS3 plays this straight; a mirrored section folds down over the face when entering Vacuum.
* ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar''
** Sanctioned Psyker helmets. Their helmets are probably all opaque, as it's heavily decorated with imperial religeous ioconography to keep them from exploding or being possessed.
** [[GodOfEvil Khorne]] [[AxeCrazy Berserkers]].
* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer''
** Nod Chem Warriors from ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRenegade''.
** {{Cyborg}} Commando from ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianSun''
** Most GDI units from ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberiumWars''
* [[EliteMooks Combine Elites]] from ''VideoGame/HalfLife2''.
* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''
** UNSC SPARTAN soldiers in the series.
** And with [[ItsRainingMen Orbital Drop Shock Troopers]] in ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST'', but they can make theirs transparent.
* The [[ActionGirl Assassin]] [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul Cyber]] from ''VideoGame/SpaceSiege''
* Jeanne's Soul Armor from ''VideoGame/JeanneDArc''.
* ''Franchise/BioShock''
** The Big Daddies from ''VideoGame/BioShock1''
** The Boys of Silence from ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite'' are a fully-opaque version. They have primitive hearing aids-namely, a pair of ear trumpets-and work by sound to catch you.
** Firemen from same.
* ''VideoGame/{{Haze}}''
** Mantel Corporation soldiers.
* The Nanosuit from ''VideoGame/{{Crysis}}''.
** Subverted with the [[PrivateMilitaryContractors CELL forces]] in the second game. While their visors appear to be opaque from a distance, getting up close allows you to see their eyes.
* Mega Man Geo-Omega from ''VideoGame/MegaManStarforce''
* Komuso from ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}''
** Samus Aran, although she can make hers transparent. It was surprisingly well-used in ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM''; there, turning her visor opaque [[LetsGetDangerous signified that she was done talking.]]
** Federation SpaceMarines
* ZigZagged in ''VideoGame/TheBreach''. The Security (staring) and Prototype (ending) suits appear to have this, but the cutscenes show us Sergei's expressions through it.
* The "Assassination" mission in ''VideoGame/{{Bulletstorm}}'' has all members of the Dead Echo team wearing these.
* Security guards from ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}3''.
* Several outfits from ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' (the entire series, not just the original). Most prominently, the T-51b PoweredArmor (it's on the front of the box for [[VideoGame/{{Fallout 1}} the original]] and the [[VideoGame/{{Fallout3}} third game]], after all). It's got a sort of squinty, angry-eyes look to it.
** The Sierra Madre Security Armor in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas Dead Money'' has this somewhat oddly, considering that it is a PaletteSwap of the vanilla game's Vault Security Armor, which has a normal transparent visor.
* Sam's ARS PoweredArmor from ''VideoGame/{{Vanquish}}''.
* The Purple Bird in ''[[VideoGame/AngryBirds Angry Birds in Space]]''.
* Authority DoomTroops and Shrouded {{Mooks}} from VideoGame/{{Rage}}.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* Godot from ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney: Trials and Tribulations'' wears a visor consisting of three horizontal, red, glowing lines. [[spoiler:It allows him to see since he lost his vision due to poison, but he can't see red on a white background.]]

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' usually puts characters in these when the game being reviewed is SciFi.
* ''WebAnimation/DoraleousAndAssociates''
** Sir Walken.
** King Callus' {{Mooks}}.
** Pyramite soldiers from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gU9RwMbDgM episode 13]].

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* The Judicatrix and Pillar Security from ''Webcomic/{{Collar 6}}''.
* The alien cabbie from ''Webcomic/QuentynQuinnSpaceRanger''. It's just for show anyway, his eyes aren't behind the visor but on short tendrils around his head.
* Arbite helmets from ''Webcomic/ServantsOfTheImperium''.
* One WhatCouldHaveBeen strip for ''Webcomic/GoneWithTheBlastwave'', titled "GWTBW 250k", has Gunless and Sniperguy in helmets that are featureless save for the crosshair etched in the centre and some red detailing.
* Splink from ''WebComic/{{Zortic}}''. He likes weasring bizzarre makeup and[=/=]or prosthetics underneath so he can weird out people who make him take it off. The ContinuityReboot[=/=]{{Retcon}} introduces the Soykil, who have a pentagonal one as part of their uniforms.
* One human scientist from ''[[Webcomic/{{Drowtales}} Daydream]]'' wears one.
* ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan''
** [[spoiler:Lord Sigfreid]] wears one when he's claimed by the Demon Lord Karnak and made into his second-in-command.
** Part of the Callan Battlecaster uniform.
* Scarlet and her four sisters' PoweredArmor from ''Webcomic/SequentialArt''.
* ZigZagged with Mecha Maid from ''Webcomic/{{Spinnerette}}''. About fifty percent of the time she has this.
* Greylock, the four-armed climber dude, and Gali-Leo from ''Webcomic/AmericanBarbarian''.
* [[FunWithAcronyms P-T.U.N.I.A.]][[note]]Plant-(at)Tuned Undead Named In Acronym[[/note]] from ''Webcomic/BeyondTheCanopy''.
* Callista of ''Webcomic/MagickChicks'' never seems to take hers off. It's made evident when Cerise removes it and it leaves lines on her face.
* "[[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Sarge]]", one of Nova's cyborg minions, from ''Webcomic/KeychainOfCreation''.
* The Emmissary from ''Webcomic/ChorusOfTheNeverborn''.
* In ''Webcomic/BeardyBastards'', when the radio areal on the ''Sasquatch'' is being repaired, it's shown that Dwarf space suits have blue ones.
* [[spoiler: Mituna Captor]] from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', who wears a helmet with a red/blue visor.

[[folder:Web Originals]]
* Squall Troopers from ''SpaceJanitors''.
* "[[http://nesgodzillacreepypasta.blog.com/2011/10/08/chapter-4-dementia-part-2/ Icemen]]" from ''Literature/NESGodzillaCreepypasta''.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/GIJoe'': Cobra Commander's mask. TheMovie shows that it's a rare fully opaque version.
* PlayedWith in ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'' with Richie (AKA Gear). Other characters act as if it's this, but the audience can see through it just fine.
* Most goggles in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Dilbert}}'' cartoon.
* Most of the WesternAnimation/SkysurferStrikeForce, subverted in that their eyes can be seen.
* Both Prowl and Jetstorm have these in TransformersAnimated. Prowl's looks like sunglasses and something he's wearing over his Optics, Jetstorm's looks like it should be able to be lifted.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Space Suits have these, though this is more of a practical need than to make astronauts look badass. (Of course, they do that, too.) They need to filter out direct sunlight since it's kinda bright.
* Welding helmets and goggles have heavily smoked glass to protect one's corneas from the light generated by plasma arcs and metal-melting flames.
* {{Hazmat Suit}}s
* Some sports eyeshields (including motorbiking helmets).
* Air force pilots sometimes wear these (as seen on almost every air-force movie, usually on {{Mooks}}). TruthInTelevision, because when pilots fly that high, the sun is really bright, and they need to see what they're doing.
* Mirrored, wraparound sunglasses.
* Invoked by the Nintendo UsefulNotes/VirtualBoy.