Playing With: Disability Immunity

Basic Trope: A hero is protected from a specific form of harm by a disability.
  • Straight: Bob the Blind is immune to Alice's mind control rays because he can't see them.
  • Exaggerated: Alice the Evil's entire power set relies on her victim being able to see. Bob's friends simply lock the two of them in a room until he finally walks into her and slays her.
  • Downplayed: Bob is partially sighted, which protects him from Alice's gaze attacks, but he still needs to train hard in order to be able to fight with worse than average eyesight.
  • Justified: You need to see Alice to get mind controlled.
  • Inverted:
    • Alice's powers work better on someone with a disability of some sort.
    • A villain is protected from harm by a disability.
  • Subverted: Bob claims he is immune to Alice's mind control, but then succumbs to it.
  • Double Subverted: He was faking mind control so Alice would let her guard down.
  • Parodied: ???
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted:
    • Bob's blindness does not protect him from mind control.
    • None of the characters are disabled.
  • Enforced: We need to have Alice's pride dented as part of a Humiliation Conga. Let's have someone defeat her with a weakness.
  • Lampshaded:
    • "Who would have though a blind person would prove a threat to me! The Mistress of gaze attacks!"
    • "I got you now Bob!" "Huh, what? I can't hear you! I forgot my hearing aids today!"
  • Invoked:
    • Bob is recruited specifically to deal with Alice.
    • The Kingdom of Freedonia encourages disabled children to become adventurers for this reason.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: Alice enhances her power to affect blind people.
  • Discussed: "Are you sure you can handle Bob? He's blind, you know." "Yes, I know he's blind. But no matter what you may hear, you don't have to see me to succumb to my mind control."
  • Conversed: "I knew Bob would do it. Why didn't they just ask him to defeat Alice in the first place, instead of needlessly killing off all those sighted heroes? That would have made a lot more sense."
  • Implied: Alice's gaze attack hypnotizes the other heroes, but Bob the Blind is unaffected and finishes her off.
  • Deconstructed: Because he's blind, Bob has a much harder time than the other heroes.
  • Played For Laughs:
    • Bob walks straight past Alice's Schmuck Bait traps, unaware that his friends are caught in them.
    • Autistic Alex can see through all of Dave's masquerades.
    Alex: "Dave, is that you?"
  • Played For Drama: Parents weepingly blind their children on purpose to spare them from Alice the Evil.

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