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  • The Incredibles features an eye-blasting hero named GazerBeam. He's already been murdered by the villain Syndrome before the movie starts. He uses the power to leave an important clue: the password to the computer in Syndrome's lair.
  • Gort from the original The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951).
  • Also found in the world of daikaiju (giant monsters), such as Godzilla foes Battra, Mechagodzilla, and Gigan.
    • Gigan is a special case as it never had eye beams in its first two appearances (it had a laser weapon in its forehead that was never used) but the games give Gigan one despite that. Gigan's first film eye beam attack was in the Millennium era film Godzilla: Final Wars, where it was a short range attack called "Cluster Light Beam" and caused a explosion as the beams split apart, like a cluster bomb. In the Pipeworks Godzilla Trilogy, Gigan has both a long range beam and short range "shotgun blast".
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    • In Toho's fantasy adventure film Yamato Takeru eye beams are a powerful weapon used by both the titular hero and his foe the Physical God Tsukuyomi. When the latter is in his Scaled Up Orochi form he can even shoot lightning bolts from his (many) eyes.
  • The 1985 shot-in-the-Philippines post-apocalyptic film Warriors of the Apocalypse features a duel between two characters with this power.
  • A witness in Monsters, Inc. credits Boo with "mind powers" that were strong enough to lift a car and "laser vision."
  • In Man of Steel, Superman's heat vision blasts look more focused than Zod's. Both of them seem to find the ability painful to switch on and off.
  • The title character in The Iron Giant involuntarily deploys these if someone shoots at it, even if it's only with a toy gun.
  • X-Men Film Series
    • When Cyclops' eyes are uncovered they shoot red beams uncontrollably. As mentioned in the comics, they shoot beams of pure concussive force and not heat, but this can be forgotten Depending on the Writer or Depending on the Artist. Specifically, X-Men Origins: Wolverine leaves the edges of whatever he just blasted his way through glowing red-hot.
      • Fridge Brilliance: When metal begins to fatigue, it becomes hot. The faster and the more forcefully metal is fatigued, the hotter it becomes. The metal was just blasted out of the way with tremendous force, so perhaps the glowing is from the heat of metal fatigue?
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    • In X-Men: Days of Future Past, the Future Sentinel’s entire face unfolds to fire a powerful beam.
  • The Marvel movies also give us Thor. The Destroyer armor opens its mask to reveal an empty helmet, and you can see the inside of the empty suit glowing like a furnace. Whenever this happens, this means a massive beam of KABLOOEY is about to be unleashed. Though it does stretch the definition of the 'eye' portion of the trope a little.
  • Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. After Captain Kirk and Spock question the authenticity of "God", he fires beams of energy out of his eyes at them. He does it again while pursuing Kirk later on.
  • When the Grand High Witch destroys a fellow witch for daring to argue with her in The Witches, this is the form her magical incineration attack takes.


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