Enhanced Vision (Power)

Also Called

  • Super Sight
  • Super Vision
  • Superhuman Eyesight
  • Superhuman Sight

Capabilities

Users have eyes enhanced to see with amazing clarity, distance, or color, perhaps even in a different spectrum of light or into another dimension. Some may users may even upgrade to Heat Vision or X-Ray Vision. User can perceive things in a more detailed manner. In battle User can see incoming attacks and quickly find a way to dodge said attacks.

Applications

Many different types of eyesight enhancement may occur:
  • Accelerated Vision: The ability to see fast moving objects.
  • Astral Vision: The ability to see overlapping dimensions beyond the physical plane of existence.
  • Atomic Vision: The ability to see the bonds between atoms.
  • Aura Vision: The ability to see a person or object's spiritual aura.
  • Chemo Vision: The ability to see pheromone output.
  • Death Vision: The ability to see incoming death, or anything relating to death.
  • Electromagnetic Vision: The ability to see various kinds of light in the EM spectrum.
    • Gamma Vision: The ability to see gamma radiation.
    • Infrared Vision: The ability to see heat radiation.
    • Microwave Vision: The ability to see microwaves.
    • Radio Vision: The ability to see radio-waves.
    • Ultraviolet Vision: The ability to see ultraviolet.
    • X-Ray Vision: The ability to see through solid objects.
  • Emotion Vision: The ability to see the emotion of others.
  • Energy Vision: The ability to see hidden and or unused energy/power in someone.
  • Illusion Vision: The ability to see through illusions.
  • Life Vision: The ability to see the lifespan of people.
  • Microscopic Vision: The ability to see very small items.
  • Multiple Vision: The ability to see in two different places at once.
  • Night Vision: The ability to see with little or no light.
  • Panoramic Vision: The ability to see 360 degrees.
  • Probability Vision: The ability to see the outcome of something.
  • Soundwave Perception: The ability to see soundwaves.
  • Supercolor Vision: The ability to see in a wider range of color.
  • Telescopic Vision: The ability to see great distances.

Associations

  • Protected Senses

Limitations

  • Users require their eyes, not Echolocation, or Telepathy unless temporarily blinded may need them.
  • Users eyes may be sensitive, and require protection like sunglasses.
  • Users could still have a blind spot where they cannot see the other person.

Definition for DC Comics

Sometimes called "Superhuman Vision", Enhanced Vision is an individual's ability to perceive things with greater acuity than a normal human being. Often, such an ability lends itself to a wider range of vision-based powers such as telescopic vision, infra red vision and x-ray vision, many of which can be used in conjunction with one another.
Some of the specifically used vision-based powers are X-Ray Vision, Telescopic Vision, Microscopic Vision, Infrared Vision, Thermal Vision and Ecto-Vision.

X-Ray Vision

X-Ray vision is the ability to see through solid objects. Depending upon an individual's mastery of this power, he or she can adjust the depth of their perception to varying degrees. X-Ray vision can be used to see through material of low mass and volume such as articles of clothing, or it can be used to see through denser materials such as concrete buildings or mountains. X-Ray vision does not enhance an individual's perceptual range however, unless supplemented by another vision-based power, such as Telescopic vision. Since X-Ray vision is a form of ionized radiation, people with this power cannot use it to see through items made of lead.

Telescopic Vision

Characters with telescopic vision can observe objects over remote distances. Their eyesight automatically focuses for distance, and they can see things that are far away with the same degree of clarity that they would if the objects were very close. This power works similarly to a zoom lens on a camera.

Microscopic Vision

The opposite of Telescopic Vision, Microscopic is the ability to perceive items with normal optical clarity that are normally too small to be seen with the naked eye. In some cases, characters with Microscopic Vision can perceive items on the atomic level.

Infrared Vision

Also known as Night Vision, people with this power can adjust their spectral range so as to be perceive types of light that are normally invisible to normal humans. Characters with animalistic physiology have better night vision through the use of a larger optical aperture, improved retina composition that can detect weaker light over a larger spectral range, more photo efficient optics in the eye, and improved neurological filtering which is more tolerant of noise.

Thermal Vision

Characters with Thermal Vision can detect radiation in the infrared range of the electromagnetic spectrum. This can often be used to trace patterns of heat, indicating an invisible presence, or high-output energy sources.

Ecto-Vision

One of the more nebulous of vision-based abilities, Ecto-Vision is essentially the ability to perceive the life-force of another living being. Also referred to as soul-vision, individuals with this ability detect an aura around all living things. The intensity of the aura waxes and wanes depending upon the vitality of the target in question. In Mark Waid's 2003 revision of Superman's origin Superman: Birthright, he established that Clark Kent as a youth developed the ability to see the souls of other beings. Whether or not this ability is still considered part of canon continuity is unknown, as he has not used this power since. To date, Superman is the only Kryptonian to ever demonstrate this ability.

Characters

  • A'monn A'mokk (New Earth)
  • A'morr (New Earth)
  • A-Mortal (New Earth)
  • Adam Kent (Created Equal)
  • Alura In-Ze (New Earth)
  • Angela Spica (Earth-50)
  • Ariella Kent (New Earth)
  • Armek (New Earth)
  • Arthur Curry, Jr. (New Earth)
  • Arthur Curry, Sr. (The Brave and the Bold)
  • Asha Del-Nar (New Earth)
  • Atlanna (New Earth)
  • Atlanteans
  • Augustus Freeman (Dakotaverse)
  • Az-Rel (New Earth)
  • Bel Juz (Earth-One)
  • Benn Blanx (Earth-One)
  • Bizarro (Justice)
  • Bizarro I (New Earth)
  • Blackie (Earth-One)
  • Bor-Jak (Earth-One)
  • Burning Martians
  • Byth Rok (Earth-One)
  • Carrie Cutter (New Earth)
  • Cay'an (New Earth)
  • Charles McNider (New Earth)
  • Corla Tavo (Earth-One)
  • Crazyface (New Earth)
  • Cub (Post-Zero Hour)
  • D'all (New Earth)
  • D'Kay D'Razz (New Earth)
  • Dal'en (New Earth)
  • Daniel Cassidy (New Earth)
  • Deathstorm (New Earth)
  • Dev-Em (Pre-Zero Hour)
  • Diana of Themyscira (Earth-22)
  • Divine (New Earth)
  • Don-El (Earth-One)
  • Dru-Zod (Earth-40)
  • Dru-Zod II (New Earth)
  • Eochaid Bres (New Earth)
  • Equus (New Earth)
  • F'ancha (New Earth)
  • Faora (Smallville)
  • Fell Andar (Earth-One)
  • Fluxus (New Earth)
  • Fury (New Earth)
  • Garth (New Earth)
  • Gigorr (New Earth)
  • Gor (New Earth)
  • Green Martians
  • Henry Bendix (Earth-50)
  • Henry Henshaw (New Earth)
  • Henry Jekyll (Earth-ABC)
  • Heraphon (New Earth)
  • Iqula (New Earth)
  • Ivana Baiul (Earth-50)
  • J'ahrl J'onzz (New Earth)
  • J'en (Earth-One)
  • J'onn J'onzz (Crisis on Two Earths)
  • J'onn J'onzz (Justice)
  • J'onn J'onzz (New Earth)
  • J.A.K.E. I (New Earth)
  • Jakita Wagner (Earth-50)
  • Jason Rusch (Crisis on Two Earths)
  • Jason Rusch (New Earth)
  • Jason Rusch (The Brave and the Bold)
  • Jax-Ur (DCAU)
  • Jeka Wynzorr (Post-Zero Hour)
  • Jeq-Vay (New Earth)
  • Jerro (Earth-One)
  • Jo Nah (DCAU)
  • Jo Nah (Earth-Prime)
  • Jo Nah (Post-Zero Hour)
  • Jo Nah (Pre-Zero Hour)
  • Joe Higgins (Earth-MLJ)
  • John Cooper Hawksmoor (Earth-50)
  • John Cumberland (Earth-50)
  • K'hym J'onzz (New Earth)
  • Kal Kent (DC One Million)
  • Kal-El (All-Star Superman)
  • Kal-El (Cosmic Adventures)
  • Kal-El (DC One Million)
  • Kal-El (Distant Fires)
  • Kal-El (Earth-1)
  • Kal-El (Earth-1198)
  • Kal-El (Earth-16)
  • Kal-El (Earth-3)
  • Kal-El (Earth-31)
  • Kal-El (Earth-32)
  • Kal-El (Earth-One)
  • Kal-El (Earth-Prime)
  • Kal-El (Justice)
  • Kal-El (Krypto the Superdog)
  • Kal-El (Lois & Clark)
  • Kal-El (LSHAU)
  • Kal-El (Return of Black Adam)
  • Kal-El (Smallville Earth-2)
  • Kal-El (Speeding Bullets)
  • Kal-El (Superman/Batman)
  • Kal-El (The Batman)
  • Kal-El (The Brave and the Bold)
  • Kal-L (Earth-10)
  • Kal-L (Earth-2)
  • Kal-L (Earth-Two)
  • Kalel (Earth-23)
  • Kara Zor-El (Cosmic Adventures)
  • Kara Zor-El (Earth-One)
  • Kara Zor-El (Justice)
  • Kara Zor-El (New Earth)
  • Kara Zor-El (Smallville)
  • Kara Zor-El (Superman/Batman)
  • Kara Zor-El II (New Earth)
  • Kara Zor-L (Created Equal)
  • Kara Zor-L (Earth-2)
  • Kara Zor-L (Earth-22)
  • Kara Zor-L (Earth-Two)
  • Kara Zor-L (Generation Lost)
  • Karsta War-Ul (New Earth)
  • Katar Hol (Earth-One)
  • Katar Hol (Justice)
  • Kelex (New Earth)
  • Kell-El (LSHAU)
  • Kelvin Mao (New Earth)
  • Kil-Lor (Earth-One)
  • Kim Brand (Earth-MLJ)
  • Knor-El (Super-Brother Against Super-Brother!)
  • Kon-El (Earth-16)
  • Kon-El (New Earth)
  • Krypto (Krypto the Superdog)
  • Krypto (New Earth)
  • Kulak (New Earth)
  • Lar Gand (Earth-Prime)
  • Lar Gand (Pre-Zero Hour)
  • L cont.
  • Lesla-Lar (Earth-One)
  • Lindsey Harrison (Smallville)
  • Lisa Jennings (New Earth)
  • Lor-Zod (New Earth)
  • Lori Lemaris (Earth-One)
  • Lucy Lane (New Earth)
  • M'gann M'orzz (New Earth)
  • M'yri'ah J'onzz (New Earth)
  • M'yrnn J'onzz (New Earth)
  • Ma'alefa'ak J'onzz (New Earth)
  • Mace Gardner (New Earth)
  • Mala (DCAU)
  • Mark Shaw (New Earth)
  • Marshal (Earth-One)
  • Martin Stein (New Earth)
  • Mica'kel (New Earth)
  • Michael Heller (Earth-50)
  • Michael Jon Carter (New Earth)
  • Mick Wong (New Earth)
  • Midnighter (Earth-50)
  • Mikhail Arkadin (New Earth)
  • Mur (New Earth)
  • Nadira (New Earth)
  • Nicholas Kelly (New Earth)
  • Non (New Earth)
  • Norchavius (New Earth)
  • Nuada Silverhand (New Earth)
  • Nuidis Vulko (New Earth)
  • Penelops (New Earth)
  • Persephone (Earth-50)
  • Peter Platinum (DC One Million)
  • Phantom Stranger (New Earth)
  • Philo Zeiss (New Earth)
  • Pieter Cross (New Earth)
  • Preus (New Earth)
  • Primaid (New Earth)
  • Protex (New Earth)
  • Rachel Steel (Earth-50)
  • Ral-Dar (New Earth)
  • Rani (New Earth)
  • Res-Vir (Pre-Zero Hour)
  • Richard Tyler (New Earth)
  • Robot F2324 (New Earth)
  • Roh'kar (New Earth)
  • Ronal (Earth-One)
  • Ronal (New Earth)
  • Ronald Raymond (New Earth)
  • Selena (Earth-One)
  • Sem-Re (New Earth)
  • Sha'sheen J'onzz (New Earth)
  • Shayera Hol (Justice)
  • Shen Li-Men (Earth-50)
  • Shor (New Earth)
  • Slade Wilson (New Earth)
  • Sodam Yat (New Earth)
  • Stella Maxwell (Dakotaverse)
  • Subjekt-17 (New Earth)
  • Superboy (Earth-One)
  • Superman (Clark Kent)
  • Sy'rann (New Earth)
  • Tasmia Mallor (Post-Zero Hour)
  • Telok'telar (New Earth)
  • Thanatos (New Earth)
  • Thara Ak-Var (New Earth)
  • Thesily (New Earth)
  • Thomas Bronson (New Earth)
  • Thomas Hugo Strange (Earth-ABC)
  • Thomas Monaghan (New Earth)
  • Thomas Troy (Earth-MLJ)
  • Till'all (New Earth)
  • Titano (Earth-One)
  • Tor-An (New Earth)
  • Tronix (New Earth)
  • Tyr-Van (New Earth)
  • Ursa (Donnerverse)
  • Ursa (New Earth)
  • Ursa (Superman 1988 TV Series)
  • White Martians
  • Yohn Kohl (Earth-50)
  • Zenturion (New Earth)
  • Zod (Donnerverse)
  • Zod (Earth-15)
  • Zor-El (New Earth)
  • ZüM (New Earth)

Definition for Wildstorm Comics (Heroes Continuity)

Characters

  • Donna Dunlap

Definition for Marvel Comics

Characters

  • Sunfire
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