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  • The Powerpuff Girls have this as part of their stock of superhero powers.
    • In one episode they had to fight a Giant Ant. In the same episode, Bubbles got glasses. The ant was invincible until Bubbles' glasses amplified the beams, melting the ant in one shot. Blossom and Buttercup, who were in the line of fire, only got singed.
    • Frequently this power is given various names in Powerpuff fanfiction - laser eyes, eye lasers (which makes more sense), eyebeams, or optic blasts (if trying to sound fancy). In-universe, it's been called "laser vision," "heat ray," and "zappy eyes."
  • Starfire, from Teen Titans, gets this power after she goes through alien puberty.
    • And before that, her older sister Blackfire had it, having already gone through said puberty.
  • Uglor, the Big Bad of Hanna-Barbera's Space Stars, has this power.
  • Despite these being a common Super Robot power, few Transformers have these. The only examples that spring readily to mind are Dinobot, Waspinator, Terrorsaur, and the altered clone Dinobot, all from Beast Wars. Only the two Dinobots used them frequently as Eye Beams were their only forms of ranged attack; Terrorsaur's only saw use in a handful of episodes, and Waspinator's only in the first episode and when he was trying to open Tigatron's stasis pod.
    • Unicron fired off several eye beams in the 1986 movie. Notably, he fired beams from only one eye because Hot Rod had already crashed the Quintesson ship through his other eye.
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  • Zok, the dragon from The Herculoids.
  • Parodied in The Fairly OddParents. When Timmy wishes for his parents to have super powers, his mother gets Heat Vision, while his father gets Meat Vision, the ability to shoot meat with his eyes. Timmy himself has heat vision courtesy of a prior wish, but forgets it most of the time.
  • The power of the Pig Talisman in Jackie Chan Adventures is the ability to shoot heat beams from the user's eyes. In one episode, Jade notes that it's hard to accurately see when you're shooting beams from your eyes. In another, a character gets the talisman and accidentally destroys his prescription sunglasses. Hilarity Ensues.
  • Affably Evil Emperor Zurg from Buzz Lightyear of Star Command uses these apparently solely to look cool.
  • Aku uses these frequently in Samurai Jack.
    • In "Aku's Fairy Tales", Aku tells a version of "Little Red Riding Hood", making the protagonist into an amalgam of Little Red Riding Hood and himself.
      Aku: The wolf attacked Little Red Hood, not knowing that Little Red Hood had... LASER EYE BEAMS!
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    • When Aku attacks Jack in his dragon form, he uses both eye beams AND a mouth beam to combine them into ONE GIANT BEAM.
  • Rather inexplicably, the Futurama version of physicist Stephen Hawking can shoot lasers from his eyes. Even he was surprised.
    Hawking: I didn't know I could do that.
  • In the short-lived Road Rovers, one character, Exile, had both heat vision and freeze vision. One episode even showed him with night-vision.
  • Krypto the Superdog: Like Superman himself, Krypto can use heat vision too.
  • The Walking Eye from Jonny Quest.
    • Naturally, whatever JQ has, The Venture Bros. has to get too. But subverted, in that the one Venture built does not seem to actually shoot beams (or even work, for that matter, other than being able to stand). He later attaches Helper's head to it.
    Doc Venture: He just wants to give you a hug!!!
  • Combustion Man from Avatar: The Last Airbender doesn't quite perfectly fit this trope, but he fires his beams o' doom out of an eye tattoo over his sixth chakra, located close to the eyes.
  • The Legend of Korra
  • Danny Phantom and Vlad Plasmius from Danny Phantom.
  • Frylock from Aqua Teen Hunger Force.
    Oglethorpe: You prance around like you have laser eyes!
  • Mighty Ray from Hero: 108 has magical eyes that can shoot electrical beams upon partaking a banana.
  • In Static Shock, whenever Static discharges powerful enough electricity, he could shoot electric streams from his eyes, but it's only a side effect that he doesn't use to full effect, and just a visual cue showing just how much power/how pissed he is at the moment.
  • In the Mega Man episode "Curse of the Lion Men", the leader of the Lion Men, Tar, has eye beams. Instead of causing damage, they transform humans into more Lion Men that become loyal to him.
  • XJ-9 has this ability in My Life as a Teenage Robot.
  • Duck Dodgers has this power... though it's used only once, to the surprise of the other characters, and not even Dodgers was aware he had that power.
    Martian Queen: I never knew you could shoot laser beams from your eyes!
    Dodgers: Well, there's a lot you don't know abou- laser whats out of my where?!
  • Lazzar's Guardian from Sonic the Hedgehog (SatAM).
  • The Hobbit: Smaug's got a non-lethal version of this. When searching the room for the invisible Bilbo, Smaug's eyes shoot out spotlight-like beams.
  • Willie Nelson defeated Tony Bennett on Celebrity Deathmatch, when he took off his bandanna covering his Third Eye to vaporize his opponent leaving everyone speechless.
  • In The Iron Giant, the first terrifying example of the Giant containing weaponry comes in this form. Even the Giant wasn't consciously aware he had them.
  • The Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! Super Robot has this one. They can also be Freeze Rays. As well as about every other Super Robot trope...
  • Lazerette's main attack in Skysurfer Strike Force.
  • Ben from Ben 10 can transform into an alien named Eye Guy, who has laser eyes... just not on his head.
  • South Park:
    • In the episode "Mecha-Streisand", Leonard Maltin has this as his superpower. He can use it even when he's not Mecha-Maltin.
    • In "Pandemic 2: The Startling", Craig turns out to have these when standing on a special column due to being The Chosen One of an ancient Incan prophesy involving pan flutes and giant, man-eating guinea pigs. He uses them to defeat the evil Guinea Pirate while remaining utterly uninterested in the whole thing. It's that kind of show. They show up again as Incan Craig's special ability in South Park: Phone Destroyer.
    • In Season 14's Coon & Friends Trilogy, Kyle's Superhero Alter-Ego, the Human Kite, is known for shooting lasers out of his eyes, since according to him, kite aliens are known for this ability. It's even part of his powers in South Park: The Fractured but Whole, with his main ability "Laser Burn" and his Ultimate Power Move "Wrath of Kite".
  • In The Venture Bros., the Monarch has eye beams that can encase an adversary in ice...according to Hank and Dean's courtroom testimony. They also claim to be able to join forces and transform into a Mecha-Shiva.
  • Hanna-Barbera's version of Godzilla has eye lasers, in addition to his usual abilities. Probably because laser beams are easy to animate, but also because Executive Meddling requested that Godzilla not use his Breath Weapon too much, because they thought it would influence kids to commit arson (yes, really!).
  • The Flying Dutchman of SpongeBob SquarePants has these, though he only uses them on Squidward in "Shanghaied".
  • Young Samson & Goliath. When Samson's dog Goliath is changed into his giant lion form, he can fire power beams from his eyes to destroy things.
  • Space Ghost
    • "The Space Ark". One of the Creature King's monsters is a giant bat that can fire energy beams from its eyes.
    • "The Jungle Planet". The Big Bad has eye beams that allow him to steal the mind of anyone he fires them at.
  • Several creatures in Gravity Falls have this power;
    • Time Baby, a massive, time-devouring monster in the form of an infant who will rule the world in the distant future, has this power.
    • Bill Cipher, the triangular dream demon, has this power, though he can shoot lasers from his fingertips as well.
    • Octavia, the mutant, multi-legged cow from the short, "Mabel's Scrapbook: Petting Zoo", does this so it can eat a freshly-roasted hawk. This... this show is weird, I know.
  • In the Star vs. the Forces of Evil episode "Star Comes to Earth", Star shows off the power of her magic wand by summoning a herd of adorable puppies with laser eyes.
  • Quack Quack the duck from Kaeloo has the power to shine both light beams and laser beams from his eyes.
  • Ace Bunny of the Loonatics Unleashed has "laser vision" according to the show's intro. Strangely, Ace's beams don't burn or cut like a laser, but tend to be concussive instead.
  • The Simpsons: In the episode "Marge vs. the Monorail", Mr. Burns' act of hiding toxic waste in a tree is shown to have mutated a squirrel, giving it glowing teal laser eyes that it uses to cut down a hanging acorn.
  • This is the form Ghost Rider's infamous Penance Stare takes in the classic Fantastic Four episode when they fight Galactus. It succeeds in one-shotting the incredibly powerful villain without Ghost Rider even having to get off his bike.
  • White Diamond from Steven Universe is able to shoot white rays of light from her eyes. When a Gem is hit by these beams, it bleaches their bodies grayscale and assimilates them into extensions of herself, making them "perfect" (by her standards, anyway). Even these extensions of herself are able to do this, with White Diamond launching a full assault on Pink Steven using herself, Yellow Diamond, Blue Diamond, her Pearl, Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl all at once.
  • Oscar And Friends: In "A Dog's Life", a gnome (Oscar's family's garden gnome come to life) uses these to zap Bugsy, which turns him into a dog.
  • W.I.T.C.H.: Shagon of the Knights of Destruction can fire green beams of energy from the eyes of his mask.


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