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* FromBadToWorse: From theoretical physicist and beloved doctor, to being fired for malpraxis when he pulls off a CowbowCop act in the surgical room to prevent a doctor from hurting a little girl with his misdiagnosis, to accidental murderer forced to go on the run, to working as a carnival freak to get some money, to being forced to become a BackAlleyDoctor via blackmail... and this not even the worse of it.

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* FromBadToWorse: From theoretical physicist and beloved doctor, to being fired for malpraxis when he pulls off a CowbowCop CowboyCop act in the surgical room to prevent a doctor from hurting a little girl with his misdiagnosis, to accidental murderer forced to go on the run, to working as a carnival freak to get some money, to being forced to become a BackAlleyDoctor via blackmail... and this not even the worse of it.

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* BlessedWithSuck: As Dr. Xavier eventually finds out, uncontrollable XRayVision is not good at all. By the final act, Xavier has constant headaches, can't sleep well because he sees right through his eyelids and by the final minutes he's seeing into the fabric of the universe itself (and he doesn't likes what he sees at all) and is in so much despair that he decides to rip off his eyes -- and in a wide-spread UrbanLegend about the film, it's said that the editors cut out a horrifying final WhamLine: Xavier screaming "''I can still see!''"


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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: While "scientist performing experiment, makes him a monster" is a usual sci-fi plot, it's pretty obvious that there's a lot of parallels with drug abuse in Xavier's road to ruin.


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* FromBadToWorse: From theoretical physicist and beloved doctor, to being fired for malpraxis when he pulls off a CowbowCop act in the surgical room to prevent a doctor from hurting a little girl with his misdiagnosis, to accidental murderer forced to go on the run, to working as a carnival freak to get some money, to being forced to become a BackAlleyDoctor via blackmail... and this not even the worse of it.


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* NakedPeopleAreFunny: One of the few moments of levity in the film is Xavier going to a party and seeing everybody in it naked because of his XRayVision.


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* UngratefulBastard: When Xavier does a CowboyCop act to prevent a fellow physician from hurting (or maybe killing) a little girl by operating on the wrong spot, the man immediately tells Xavier after the operation is over that he will have him sued for malpraxis.

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* EldritchAbomination: In the end, [[spoiler:Xavier sees so much that he can perceive the eye in the center of the universe that "sees all." The preacher interprets his vision as Satan]].


''X! The Man With the X-Ray Eyes'' is a 1963 ScienceFiction [[HorrorFilms Horror]] film produced and directed by Creator/RogerCorman, and starring Creator/RayMilland, as well as Creator/DonRickles in a rare non-comedic role role. Milland plays Dr. James Xavier, a man obsessed with expanding the range of human sight who resorts to experimenting on himself when his research is due to be defunded. His experiment works, and soon, he is able to see far outside the human spectrum, even through matter itself. The problem is, eventually he finds he cannot ''stop'' seeing...

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The Man With with the X-Ray Eyes'' is a 1963 ScienceFiction [[HorrorFilms Horror]] film produced and directed by Creator/RogerCorman, and starring Creator/RayMilland, as well as Creator/DonRickles in a rare non-comedic role role. Milland plays Dr. James Xavier, a man obsessed with expanding the range of human sight who resorts to experimenting on himself when his research is due to be defunded. His experiment works, and soon, he is able to see far outside the human spectrum, even through matter itself. The problem is, eventually he finds he cannot ''stop'' seeing...

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''X! The Man With the X-Ray Eyes'' is a 1963 ScienceFiction [[HorrorFilms Horror]] film produced and directed by Creator/RogerCorman, and starring Creator/RayMilland, as well as Creator/DonRickles in a rare non-comedic role role. Milland plays Dr. James Xavier, a man obsessed with expanding the range of human sight who resorts to experimenting on himself when his research is due to be defunded. His experiment works, and soon, he is able to see far outside the human spectrum, even through matter itself. The problem is, eventually he finds he cannot ''stop'' seeing...

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!!This film exhibits the following tropes:
* AccidentalMurder: This is what sends Xavier on the run, accidentally knocking Dr. Brant out of a window, and certain that no one will believe him.
* BlackEyesOfEvil: While not evil, Xavier's eyes turning black with gold irises demonstrates how inhuman his ability is making him.
* ComicBookAdaptation: By Creator/GoldKeyComics
* EyeScream: At the end of the film, Xavier blinds himself to stop seeing so much.
* TheFreakshow: After going on the run, Xavier becomes an attraction in a sideshow as Mentallo, using his x-ray vision to be able to see the contents of the envelopes held by the audience.
* GoneHorriblyRight: Xavier's serum ends up working too well. Also, Xavier decides to rip his eyes out when he stumbles into a revival meeting in the last two minutes of the film and the preacher hollers to the crowd to "rip out that which does you harm!" They definitely did ''not'' expected that.
* MundaneUtility: Xavier uses his power to see through matter to spot medical problems, to peep at women, and to cheat at cards.
* PowerPerversionPotential: When Xavier is invited to a party for medical personnel, he starts seeing past everyone's clothes, and he's clearly enjoying watching.
* ProfessorGuineaPig: Dr. Xavier is the first (and only) human subject of his experiment.
* XRayVision: This is the primary manifestation of Xavier's powers in the film. He uses it as a doctor, as a voyeur, and to cheat at cards. Eventually, he finds it hard to navigate the world because he can no longer control it, and he cannot see what is in front of him without special glasses.
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