- "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.
- 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.
See Also: Innate Night Vision.