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Eye Beams
aka: Eye Beam

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A Stock Superpower (and also a classic Super Robot weapon) that allows characters to shoot blasts out of their eyes. Blasts of what, you ask? Sometimes the generic, all-encompassing term of "energy." Sometimes "heat," in which case it is (logically) known as Heat Vision. Sometimes "lasers," in which case it is known (again, with excessive logic) as Laser Vision. The point is, they hurt. These are the real Glowing Eyes of Doom.

This is the stock power of the Mecha Mook and those with powers beyond mortal ken. Also, a stock joke about "laser eye surgery" fad.

(Seldom is it explained how a beam which can burn or injure just about anything else is contained when trapped behind the character's eyelids, but let's not think about that....)

Compare X-Ray Vision, Deadly Gaze, Magical Eye, Breath Weapon, and Hand Blast. Often The Glasses Come Off for this. A favorite attack for the Oculothorax.

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    Card Games 
  • At one point, the silver golem Karn in Magic: The Gathering vaporizes a Phyrexian who has latched onto his arm with,"A blinding light from his eyes".

    Music 
  • Ok Go song Invincible have this in lyrics:
When they finally come to destroy the Earth
They'll have to deal with you first
And now, my money says they won't know about
The thousand Fahrenheit hot metal lights behind your eyes
Ninja warrior, master of disguise
He could melt your brain with his laser beam eyes
Oh yeah
Oh yeah
  • Weird Al also offers "Slime Creatures from Outer Space:"
They'll zap you with their death ray eyes/and blow you up real good
  • This was one of Paul Stanley's powers in their TV movie, KISS Meets The Phantom Of The Park. Afterwards, the band spent $250,000 trying to come up with a way for Paul to appear to shoot laser beams from his eye during their concerts.

     Toys 
  • In BIONICLE, Heat Vision is one of the 42 Makuta powers. Other users include Rahkshi of Heat Vision and Tahu.
    • Most Skakdi, including the Piraka, have some variant of this as well.

    Web Animation 
  • Burnt Face Man from the flash animation series by the same name, attempts to use "his laser eyes" to catch a falling baby. He does not have said power. Baby go splat.

    Real Life 


Energy BowRanged Energy Attack TropesFrickin' Laser Beams
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Evil Tower of OminousnessOlder Than PrintEye-Obscuring Hat
Doomed UpgradeMecha TropesFem Bot
Death In All DirectionsSpecial AttackFake Special Attack
Extra EyesUh-Oh EyesEye Colour Change
Expo LabelImageSource/Comic BooksThe Golden Age of Comic Books
Extreme OmnivoreStock SuperpowersFaux Flame
Extra EyesBizarre Alien BiologyEyeless Face

alternative title(s): Eye Beam; Heat Vision; Optic Blast; Eye Laser
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