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[[caption-width-right:263:"[[Memes/CapcomVsWhatever Behold!]] [[AlternateCompanyEquivalent Optic]] [[ComicBook/ForTheManWhoHasEverything Burn!]]"]]

->''"Staring contest! You lose!"''
-->-- '''GagSub''' of ''Anime/MazingerZ''

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A {{Stock Superpower|s}} (and also a classic SuperRobot weapon) that allows characters to shoot blasts out of their eyes. Blasts of what, you ask? Sometimes the generic, all-encompassing term of "[[PureEnergy 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'' GlowingEyesOfDoom.

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

(Seldom [[RequiredSecondaryPowers is it explained]] how a beam which can burn or injure just about anything else is contained when trapped behind the character's eye''lids'', [[MST3KMantra but let's not think about that]]....)

Compare XRayVision, DeadlyGaze, MagicalEye, BreathWeapon, and HandBlast. Often TheGlassesComeOff for this. A favorite attack for the {{Oculothorax}}. Not to be confused with I-beams, the architectural element, although those too can be used as weapons.

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* At one point, the silver golem Karn in ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' vaporizes a Phyrexian who has latched onto his arm with,"A blinding light from his eyes".
* One of the powers in ''[[TabletopGame/{{Munchkin}} Super Munchkin]]''. Users risk accidentally destroying their own headgear with it.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust'': Zeruel's optic beams are extremely powerful. He used them to pierce nearly all defensive layers of the cast's underground base and nearly vaporized Rei with them.
* In ''ComicBook/PowerGirl'' fanfic ''Fanfic/AForceOfFour'', three Kryptonian criminals use their heat vision wantonly to burn places down and punish or even fry enemies.
-->The three outlaws of Krypton were standing in a circle about Power Girl, sending six beams of heat from their eyes at her caped back. One Kryptonian could cause pain. Two could injure. Three could destroy.
* ''Fanfic/TheChildOfLove'': In chapter 7 the cast fights an [[{{Robeast}} Angel]] is armed with a wide beam of yellow light it shoots at regular intervals.
* ''Fanfic/LastChildOfKrypton'': Shinji has heat vision thanks to his Kryptonian DNA. He uses it most memorably to [[spoiler:burn [[EldritchAbomination Leliel]] down when it tries to MindRape Asuka]] in a scene which is a homage to ''ComicBook/ForTheManWhoHasEverything''.
* ''Fanfic/SOE2LoneHeirOfKrypton'': Asuka has heat eye-beams due to being half-[[ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} Kryptonian]]. She discovers this when she is cooking and accidentally sets the eggs on fire.
* In ''FanFic/OriginStory'', Alex Harris (being a Kryptonian trapped in the '"Franchise/MarvelUniverse'') uses her heat vision multiple times, most notably to disable ComicBook/CaptainMarvel.
* In the ''Fanfic/HauntedMansionAndTheHatboxGhost'' FanVerse, the One-Eyed Black Cat can project a laser-like red beam from his "missing" eye, which can destroy, reshape, mind-control, and a dozen other things.

* ''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''
* "CNR" by Music/WeirdAlYankovic includes the lyric:
-->''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.
* In the music video for "Radioactive" by Music/ImagineDragons has the teddy bear, after defeating the champion vaporize two of the boss's {{Mook}}s with its eyes.
* In ''Music/TheyMightBeGiants'' "The Lady and the Tiger", the Lady from Frank Stockton's "The Lady, or the Tiger?" claims to have laser eyes that she plans to use to escape, but the Tiger doesn't think that's such a good idea:
-->The Lady said "I'm busting out of this prison,\\
I got laser vision\\
And I'm burning a hole in the wall!"\\
The Tiger said "Wait, you'll start a fire\\
Destroy the entire\\
Lady and the Tiger hall!"


* ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} is shown using his in ''Creator/SternPinball's'' ''[[Pinball/XMenStern X-Men]]''

[[folder:Theme Parks]]
* The lava pit chamber in ''Ride/IndianaJonesAdventure'' at the Ride/DisneyThemeParks features a giant stone skull that fires green rays out of one of its eyes.

[[folder: Toys]]
* In ''{{Toys/Bionicle}}'', Heat Vision is one of the 42 Makuta powers. Other users include Rahkshi of Heat Vision and [[spoiler: Tahu]].
** Most [[AlwaysChaoticEvil Skakdi]], including the Piraka, have some variant of this as well.

* WebAnimation/BurntFaceMan 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. [[BlackComedy Baby go splat]].
* ''WebAnimation/XRayAndVav'' has this as X-Ray's main weapon, a pair of glasses that also give him XRayVision. However, X-Ray is such a horrible shot, he'll end up destroying the city before he hits his target.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* The Horned Lizard, or at least some species of same, has a defense mechanism whereby it can, to quote [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]], "[[BloodyMurder squirt an aimed stream of blood from the corners of the eyes for a distance of up to 5 feet.]]" The blood is caustic, foul-tasting, and a bit of a surprise for a would-be predator.