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"I have eyes that can see, right through lead...."
― Metro Man (Megamind)

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

Also Called

  • Penetration Vision
  • Transparent Vision

Capabilities

The user’s eyes emit a ray frequency that produces a transparency effect (i.e. x-ray) to visually penetrate solid objects or see within objects. Can be used for medical purposes such as the detection of cancers, tumors, blackened lungs, etc. 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.

Applications

  • 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.

Association

Limitations

  • 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.
  • Use of actual x-rays may be harmful to living things over time.

Known Users

Folklore/Mythology

  • Lynceus the Argonaut (Greek Mythology)

Television/Movies

  • 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)
  • Randall Cooper (X-Files)
  • Malcolm (Charmed)
  • Jess (Misfits)
  • Skylar Storm (Mighty Med)
  • Wendy (Chica Vampiro)
  • Poli Truper (Supertorpe)
  • Lucas Randall (Strange Days at Blake Holsey High); one off via his glasses

Cartoons

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

Comics

  • Kryptonians (DC Comics); via yellow sun radiation
    • Kal-El/Superman
    • Kon-El/Superboy
    • Kara Zor-El/Supergirl
  • Daxamites (DC Comics); via yellow sun radiation
    • Lar Gand/Valor/Mon-El
    • Laurel Gand/Andromeda
    • Sodom Yet
  • Bizarro (DC Comics); Has the reverse of Superman's powers (i.e. Lead-only vision)
  • Martians (DC Comics)
    • Miss Martian
    • Martian Manhunter
  • Ultra Boy (DC Comics)
  • Thomas Monaghan/Hitman (DC Comics)
  • Refrax (Marvel Comics)
  • David Haller/Legion (Marvel Comics); via Specs personality
  • Peter Quinn (Marvel Comics)
  • Captain Dynamo (Image Comics)

Manga/Anime

  • Isen (UnOrdinary)
  • Hoteye (Fairy Tail)
  • Users of Byakugan (Naruto)
  • Viola (One Piece)
  • Luxray (Pokémon)
  • Astro Boy (Astro Boy)
  • Shiki (Tsukihime)
  • Kusuo Saiki (Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan)

Video Games

  • Samus Aran (Metroid); via X-Ray Scope or X-Ray Visor
  • Adam Jenson (Deus Ex: Human Revolution)
  • Bruce Wayne/Batman (Arkham Series); via Detective Mode
  • Tim Drake/Robin (Arkham Series); via Detective Mode

Known Objects

  • Falcon's Eye (Xiaolin Showdown)
  • Peeping Tom (Bioshock: Burial At Sea)
  • Clear Clear no Mi (One Piece)

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