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

The power to see x-rays. Sub-power of X-Radiation Manipulation and Electromagnetic Vision. Not to be confused with Penetration Vision.

Also Called

  • Ocular X-Ray Emission

Capabilities

The user can see x-rays, electromagnetic waves of high energy and very short wavelength, which is able to pass through many materials opaque to light. This 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.

In some cases, the user can actually emit x-rays from their eyes, producing an effect similar to Heat Vision.

Applications

  • See through solid objects with x-rays.
  • 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.
  • Produce heat using the x-rays.

Techniques

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)
  • Homelander (The Boys)
  • 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)
  • Chase Davenport (Lab Rats: Bionic Island)
  • Skylar Storm (Mighty Med)
  • Jerri Wiley (Mutant X)
  • Wendy (Chica Vampiro)
  • Poli Truper (Supertorpe)
  • Lucas Randall (Strange Days at Blake Holsey High); one off via his glasses

Cartoons

  • The Powerpuff Girls (The Powerpuff Girls)
  • Jenny Wakeman (My Life as a Teenage Robot)
  • Toa Kopaka (Bionicle); via Akaku
  • Toa Whenua (Bionicle); via Ruru
  • See-More (Teen Titnas)
  • Captain Hero (Drawn Together)
  • Kat (Kid vs Kat)
  • X (Alphablocks)
  • Rocky (Paw Patrol) via charged up meteor power

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/Star-Lord (Marvel Comics)
  • Marcus Milton/Hyperion (Marvel Comics)
  • Captain Dynamo (Image Comics)

Manga/Anime

  • Isen (UnOrdinary)
  • Richard Buchanan/Hoteye (Fairy Tail)
  • Tohru (Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid)
  • Ose Yoshida (My Future Academia)
  • Users of Byakugan (Naruto)
  • Violet/Viola (One Piece)
  • Kenbunshoku Haki users (One Piece)
    • Monkey D. Luffy
  • Luxray (Pokémon)
  • Astro Boy (Astro Boy)
  • Shiki (Tsukihime)
  • Kusuo Saiki (Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan)

Literature

  • Piper (Star Darlings)

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)
  • Glare Glare no Mi (One Piece)
  • Meteor (Paw Patrol)

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