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"One way out means one way in. I want to see them coming."
(lights go out)
"I guess they're shy."
"I can see alright."
― Buffy, Xander and Angel (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
" I didn’t get Super Strength, but I can see in the dark."
― Trish Walker (Marvel Cinematic Universe)

The power to see clearly in darkness. Variation of Enhanced Vision.

Also Called

  • Darkvision
  • Dark Seeing
  • Darkness Optics
  • Ecto-Vision (Danny Phantom)
  • Night Perception/Sight
  • Noxen (The Lorien Legacies)
  • Seeing in the Dark
  • Superhuman spectral range and intensity range (Arrowverse)


User has excellent night vision, the ability to see in low light conditions or even total darkness. Whether by biological or technological means, night vision is made possible by a combination of two approaches: sufficient spectral range, and sufficient intensity range.




Many animals in the world, most notably cats and dogs, have developed the ability to see in the dark with special lenses on their eyes. Humans do not have this ability. However, humans do have a type of night vision (with the exception of those with night blindness). Your eyes should automatically adjust in the dark. Pirates would cover one eye with a patch, leaving that eye adapted to the dark so they could lift it and already have an already dark-adapted eye to use in the dark. However, keeping an eye perpetually covered can cause sight to weaken in that eye. Vitamin A can also strengthen low-light vision as it is a vitamin that can help you in maintaining a clear cornea and it is a component in rhodopsin, a protein that helps sight, especially in low-light conditions. Some Vitamin A rich foods are some leafy green vegetables, some yellow/orange vegetables, red bell peppers, etc. Night vision goggles or cameras can also be helpful for seeing in the dark.

Do not stare into bright lights. Staring into bright lights can be damaging to sight. You'll overstimulate receptors causing them to release too many chemicals which will cause damage which will cause loss of retinal cells and diminish sharpness of vision over-all. This is irreversible. Retina burns are also rarely reversible.


  • May be sensitive to sudden flashes or bright light.
  • Might take some time for the eyes to re-adapt to regular light.
  • May not be able to see through or in complete darkness/Absolute Darkness (pitch black).
  • May cause eyes to glow/reflect light.
  • May not be able to see colors.

Known Users

See Also: Innate Night Vision.

  • The Survivor (Ark: Survivar Evolved) Via Night Vision Goggles
  • Kevin's Flashback Mutation (Ben 10: Omniverse)
  • Blitzwolfer (Ben 10)
  • Vampires (Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel)
  • Slayers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel)
  • Richard B. Riddick (The Chronicles of Riddick)
  • Danny Fenton/Phantom (Danny Phantom)
  • Oliver Queen/Green Arrow (DC Comics)
  • Bruce Wayne/Batman (DC Comics)
  • Buddy Barker/Animal Man (DC Comics)
  • Kryptonians (DC Comics); via yellow sun radiation
    • Clark Kent/Superboy-Prime
  • Daxamites (DC Comics); via yellow sun radiation
  • Martians (DC Comics)
    • Martian Manhunter
    • Miss Martian
  • Doctor Mid-Nite (DC Comics)
  • Arthur Curry/Aquaman (DC Comics)
  • Wonder Woman (DC Comics)
  • Vampires (Folklore)
  • The Goblin Slayer (Goblin Slayer)
  • Demons (Kimetsu no Yaiba)
  • Tony Stark/Iron Man (Marvel Comics)
  • James "Logan" Howlett/Wolverine (Marvel Comics)
  • Victor Creed/Sabertooth (Marvel Comics)
  • Miguel O'Hara/Spider-Man (Marvel Comics)
  • Kurt Wagner/Nightcrawler (Marvel Comics)
  • Steve Rogers/Captain America (Marvel Comics)
  • Cat People (Marvel Comics)
  • Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Marvel Comics)
  • Venom (Marvel Comics)
  • Sentry (Marvel Comics)
  • Monet St. Croix (Marvel Comics)
  • Laura Kinney/X-23 (Marvel Comics)
  • Graymalkin (Marvel Comics)
  • Kyle Gibney/Wild Child (Marvel Comics)
  • Dallas Gibson/Specter (Marvel Comics); via Shadow Form
  • Sophia (Maximo); as the Demon Queen
  • Intoxigator (New Blood Interactive's DUSK)
  • Son of Intoxigator (New Blood Interactive's DUSK)
  • SeaWings (Wings of Fire)
  • Rancors (Star Wars)
  • Users of Dojutsu (Naruto)
  • Weeping Angels (Doctor Who)
  • Yakon (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Terminators (The Terminator)
  • Yautja (Predator/Aliens vs. Predator)
  • Xenomorphs (Aliens/Aliens vs. Predator)
  • Donna Dunlap (Heroes)
  • Mai (The Nine Lives of Chloe King)
  • Stitch (Lilo & Stitch)
  • Count Dracula (Dracula)
  • Jackie Estacado (Top Crow)
  • X5 Series supersoldiers (Dark Angel)
  • Fukuro (Fairy Tail)
  • Spawn (Image Comics)
  • Gamera (Gamera)
  • Drake (Blade: Trinity)
  • Max Guevara (Dark Angel)
  • Royce Clarke (UN Comics)
  • Werewolves (Twilight Saga)
  • Vampires (Twilight series)
  • Vampire Hybrids (Twilight Saga)
  • Shape-shifters (Twilight Saga)
  • Yuujiro Hanma (Baki the Grappler)
  • All Onu-Matoran (Bionicle)
    • Whenua (Bionicle); Lost after transformed into Toa, but compensated with via Great and Noble Kanohi Ruru
  • The Toa Mata (Bionicle); via Noble Kanohi Ruru
  • Ling Yao (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
  • Lan Fan (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
  • Fu (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
  • Heinkel (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood); via Chimera abilities
  • Vampires/Vampire Lords (Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim); via vampire sight
    • Last Dragonborn; after contracting Vampirism and/or becoming a Vampire Lord
  • Khajiit (Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim); via Night-Eye
  • Hero of Kvatch (The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion); via Night-Eye
  • Nerevarine (The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind); via Night-Eye
  • Tomokui Kanata/Rou (Re:Monster)
  • Ahri (League of Legends)
  • Trish Walker/Hellcat (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
  • Boyster (Boyster)
  • Nobody Owens (The Graveyard Book)
  • Exile (Road Rovers)
  • Faunus (RWBY)
  • Number Seven (Lorien Legacies)
  • Adrien Agreste/Cat Noir (Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir)
  • Rimururu Tempest (That Time I Got Reincarnated As a Slime)
  • Garrett (Thief)
  • The Powerpuff Girls (The Powerpuff Girls)
  • Sadako Shimohara (World Witches/Strike Witches/Brave Witches)
  • Constantia Cantacuzino (World Witches)
  • Geralt of Rivia (Witcher)
  • Vampirella (Vampirella)
  • Luminator (Zevo-3)
  • Nick Wilde (Zootopia)
  • Kipo Oak (Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts)
  • Owlette (PJ Masks)
  • Chase (Paw Patrol); via night vision goggles
  • Chris Gordon (Demon Accords)
  • Animatronics (Five Nights at Freddy's)
  • Vaarsuvius (Order of the Stick)
  • Durkon Thundershield (Order of the Stick)

Known Objects

  • Super-Soldier Serum (Marvel Comics)
  • Night Vision Googles (Various Fictional Media)
  • Any Potion of Night Vision (Minecraft)