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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)

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

Also Called

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


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, well normally at least. Some humans can develop the ability to see the dark using an array of methods. You can temporarily gain the ability by staring at a bright source of light, i.e a lightbulb, for 30-90 seconds and then immediately walk into a dark room. You can gain this ability long term too by eating Vitamin A foods, like carrots, practicing trying to use your peripheral vision, and staring at bright lights for extended periods. However, long term users have to wear sunglasses during the day to maintain their ability.


  • 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.
  • May cause eyes to glow/reflect light.
  • May not be able to see colors.

Known Users

See Also: Innate Night Vision.

  • Richard B. Riddick (The Chronicles of Riddick)
  • The Goblin Slayer (Goblin Slayer)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Sophia (Maximo); as the Demon Queen
  • Batman (DC Comics)
  • Martian Manhunter (DC Comics)
  • Miss Martian (DC Comics)
  • Buddy Barker/Animal Man (DC Comics)
  • Clark Kent/Superboy-Prime (DC Comics)
  • Kryptonians (DC Comics); via yellow sun radiation
  • Daxamites (DC Comics); via yellow sun radiation
  • Martians (DC Comics)
  • Doctor Mid-Nite (DC Comics)
  • Arthur Curry/Aquaman (DC Comics)
  • Wonder Woman (DC Comics)
  • Intoxigator (New Blood Interactive's DUSK)
  • Son of Intoxigator (New Blood Interactive's DUSK)
  • SeaWings (Wings of Fire)
  • Oliver Queen/Green Arrow (DC Comics)
  • Vampires (Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel)
  • Slayers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel)
  • Vampires (Folklore)
  • Rancors (Star Wars)
  • Users of Dojutsu (Naruto)
  • Weeping Angels (Doctor Who)
  • Yakon (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Terminators (The Terminator)
  • Predators (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)
  • Blitzwolfer (Ben 10)
  • 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 via night vision goggles (Paw Patrol)
  • Kevin's Flashback Mutation (Ben 10: Omniverse)