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X-Ray Vision
Hoteyes (Fairy Tail) using Heaven's Eyes to find Midnight.

Power/Ability to:

See through solid matter.

The power to see through solid objects or people. Variation of Enhanced Vision.

Also Called

  • Penetration Vision
  • Transparent Vision


The user’s eyes emit a ray frequency that enables for a transparency effect (i.e. x-ray) to visually penetrate solid objects or even see within objects. Can be used for medical purposes such as, to perceive cancers, tumors, or even blackened lungs the basic human eye perception cannot normally perceive. The skill of perceiving a specific location (i.e. artery) is given by partial reflection of the ray from each specific surface surveyed. The direction of incoming light allows for a positioned focus on the depth of a viewing surface.


  • See through solid objects.
  • See through organic matter, allowing them to survey a person who could be injured or sick.
  • Trace nerves and bodily function activities.
  • Allows to pinpoint physical weaknesses.



  • Looking through more than one wall may be impossible or confusing.
  • There may be objects/material that cannot be observed by X-Ray Vision.
  • May not be able to see through certain substances.

Known Users


  • Lynceus (Greek Mythology)

Western Television/Film

  • Howlers (Animorphs)
  • Witches, werewolves, shape-shifters, faes, warlocks, hybrids, vampires and chameleons (Shadow Falls); can only see the brain patterns of another creature
  • Nurse Spex (Sky High)
  • Malcolm (Charmed)
  • Jess (Misfits)
  • Skylar Storm (Mighty Med)
  • Wendy (Chica Vampiro)
  • Poli Truper (Supertorpe)

Western Animation

  • The Powerpuff Girls (Powerpuff Girls)
  • Toa Kopaka (Bionicle); via Akaku
  • Toa Whenua (Bionicle); via Ruru
  • Mushu (Mulan)
  • Captain Hero (Drawn Together )
  • Kat (Kid vs Kat)

Comic Books

  • Kal-El/Superman (DC)
  • Kon-El/Superboy (DC)
  • Kara Zor-El/Supergirl (DC)
  • Bizarro (DC) Has the reverse of Superman's powers (i.e. Lead-only vision)
  • Ultra Boy (DC)
  • Refrax (Marvel)
  • Peter Quinn (Marvel)


  • Hoteye (Fairy Tail)
  • Hyuga Clan (Naruto); via Byakugan
  • Byakugan users (Naruto)
  • Viola (One Piece)
  • Luxray (Pokémon)
  • Astro Boy (Astro Boy)
  • Shiki (Tsukihime)

Video Games

  • Samus Aran (Metroid); via X-Ray Scope or X-Ray Visor
  • Adam Jenson (Deus Ex: Human Revolution)

Known Objects

  • Falcon's Eye (Xiaolin Showdown)
  • Peeping Tom (Bioshock: Burial At Sea)


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