15 Greatest Blind Marvel Characters of All Time

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We often associate superheroes with extraordinary powers, incredible strength, and unparalleled bravery. However, not all heroes fit this mold. In fact, some of the most inspiring and memorable superheroes & comic book characters are those who have overcome significant obstacles to become powerful forces for good. This is why we’ve decided to dedicate today’s list to the 15 greatest blind Marvel superheroes & characters of all time. These heroes prove that disabilities are no barrier to heroism and that even those who face the most daunting challenges can rise to greatness. 

1. Krasnys

Alef Chernekhov, a mutant born to David and Raisa Chernekhov, hails from Russia. Alef’s abilities were observed to be far more remarkable than those of their parents, prompting them to be separated from their family and raised in a specialized facility. After escaping Madripoor, Alef and their parents relocated to New Zealand. Alef’s powers mostly revolve around telepathy and empathy. They can reach the human spirit, and it is their primary means of communication due to being both deaf and blind. Alef is likewise a non-binary individual. 

2. Face

Face was one of the ten mutant children N’astirh’s N’asteris kidnapped during the Inferno event, so the portal to limbo could be kept open for as long as Magik needed to retrieve her teammates. After N’astirh’s defeat, the Goblin Queen tried to sacrifice the babies to permanently open a gateway between Earth and Limbo, but she was stopped and ultimately committed suicide. The babies were later taken to X-Factor’s Celestial Ship and then turned over to the US government.

Face’s real name is unknown, but we do know that he was recruited as a student at Xavier Institute. Face has a tragic story behind his blindness. His superpower is that he can basically use his brain stem as a weapon and fire powerful and destructive energy blasts. This led to him getting blind the first time he used his powers because his face was blown off. 

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3. Destiny

Irene Adler, better known as Destiny, was one of the founding members of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, a villainous group that opposed the X-Men often. What’s special about Irene is that she has mutant powers of precognition. Her powers manifested when she was relatively young. She was hit by a series of visions which she carefully wrote down in her diary. By the time the visions subsided, she was left permanently blind. 

4. Moon Girl 

Lunella is the owner and companion of Devil Dinosaur, a red Tyrannosaurus Rex who was transported to the present day from the prehistoric era. Despite being legally blind, this never stopped Moon Girl from achieving her dreams. Moon Girl is a highly intelligent and resourceful young girl who also possesses Inhuman genes and was frightened to be exposed to Terrigen Mist due to that. Despite facing various obstacles, such as discrimination and bullying, Lunella remains determined to pursue her interests and discover the truth about her powers.

5. Stick 

Stick is a blind martial arts master who serves as a mentor and father figure to the superhero Daredevil. He trained Daredevil in the art of ninjutsu and taught him how to use his heightened senses to his advantage. Stick is also the leader of the Chaste, a group of warriors dedicated to protecting the world from the Hand, a mystical organization of ninja assassins.

6. Kamo Tharnn

Kamo Tharnn is one of the Elders of the Universe, and little is known about his origin and the origin of his species. He is one of the oldest beings in the universe and has spent his long life gathering knowledge. He established a university and library on Rus and transferred his vast knowledge to a master computer.

His institution became a hub for scholars, students, and researchers from different races across the universe. He served as a master librarian for a long time until a lone researcher wandered into his library with the Runestaff. In an amazing turn of events, Tharnn slew the researcher and took the staff for himself. Kamo Tharnn’s sanity was destroyed, and he began experimenting recklessly with the Runestaff.

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Accidentally, he dispatched hundreds of thousands of students and faculty on his planet into a pocket dimension “inside” the staff. He became the Possessor of the Runestaff, and the planet he was once the master librarian of fell into disrepair as he became paranoid that someone would take it away from him. The master computer stopped working, and a pre-intelligent humanoid race overran the planet. Before he went insane, Kamo Tharnn spent eons reading and researching various texts, which made his eyes extremely sensitive and rendered him almost blind. 

7. Cassandra Webb

Cassandra Webb, also known as Madame Web, is an incredibly powerful telepath with vast extrasensory perception. The most notable thing about her character, however, is the fact that she uses her extrasensory perception to navigate the world due to being blind. Madame Web was born blind and suffered from a neurological condition known as myasthenia gravis. This condition granted her both her powers and her disability. Cassandra Webb is easily one of the most iconic Spider-Man characters due to serving as Spidey’s mentor and guide. 

8. Dagger

Dagger was born under the name Tandy Bowen, and she had a pretty unhappy childhood, leading to her being kidnapped and experimented upon. However, those experiments granted her superpowers due to her latent mutant genes. She became a vigilante after being injected with a synthetic drug by the criminal chemist Simon Marshall.

The drug allowed her to create light daggers and emit light while also making her dependent on absorbing the energy of others to survive. She teamed up with another teenage vigilante named Tyrone Johnson, who was likewise experimented upon and went by the name Cloak. Together, they fight crime and protect the innocent as the duo Cloak and Dagger. Even though Dagger’s blindness was not permanent, and she has since regained her sight, her blindness helped her to develop amazing reflexes. 

9. Thunderer (Sparrow) 

Thunderer is one of many blind martial artists on this list. Despite being born blind, Thunderer managed to train with dedication and has grown up to be an extremely skilled martial artist. At first, she was introduced as a member of the Hand and became an adversary of Daredevil and Elektra, two characters with connections to the Hand. 

Later, Thunderer was revealed to have defected from the Hand and become an ally of Daredevil. She even helped him fight against the Hand and their leader, the villainous ninja clan leader, the Beast.

10. Bullseye

Bullseye is a notorious assassin and mercenary known for his expert marksmanship, particularly his ability to throw any object with deadly accuracy. Bullseye is one of the most iconic Daredevil villains, and the two clashed in the comics numerous times due to their shared abilities in agility and acrobatics, as well as Bullseye’s tendency to kill anyone he is paid to eliminate.

Unlike most of the characters on this list, Bullseye wasn’t born blind. In one of their epic clashes, Daredevil collapsed the floor underneath Bullseye and fell straight into a container of dangerous chemicals. Daredevil saved his life on time but didn’t save his sight. And the sight was extremely important for Bullseye and his special set of skills. Being blind left Bullseye a former shell of himself until he was captured by the Hand and cured of blindness. 

11. Spider-Woman 

Julia Carpenter was given the ability to psionically manipulate her environment, enabling her to simulate flight and create psionic webbing. She took on the mantle of Spider-Woman for a time before adopting the identity of Arachne. After some time, Julia was captured by the Kravinoff family, who planned to use her as a sacrifice.

During the incident, Madame Web was fatally wounded and, in her last moments, transferred her powers to Julia, making her the new Madame Web and a member of the Spider family, although she became blind in the process like the original Madame Webb. 

12. Reader 

Reader is one lesser-known character with extraordinary abilities – anything he reads becomes real. This means that if he reads the word “fire,” a flame will ignite around him. In an attempt to control his powers, his people removed his eyes. However, Reader can still use his abilities by “reading” braille with his fingers. It’s definitely one of the most interesting powers we have so far encountered, and due to this, and his status as a blind hero, we’ve decided to place him on this list. 

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13 Idyll

Idyll, an Omega Level Mutant, was born on Arakko and raised with the High Summoner. As a member of the Great Ring of Arakko, he had a vision of the fall of Arakko to the forces of Amenth. Genesis initially laughed at his vision until he took the threat seriously and decided to embark on a pilgrimage that bore no results. Like other characters on this list, Idyll was bombarded by visions that eventually took his sight away. To be more specific, the most destructive vision of all, that of the destruction of Arakko, took his sight away. 

14. Videmus

Videmus is an Inhuman with an interesting power and physiology. His eyes dangle from stalks and can be detached whenever Videmus has the need to detach them. But why would he want to do that? Because by detaching the eyes from his own body, he can place them on the forehead of other people and literally look inside their minds and read their thoughts. It goes without saying that Videmus’ eyes are practically unusable in the conventional sense due to his power, and he is blind. 

15. Daredevil

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We’ve saved the best for last as Matt Murdock, aka Daredevil, is easily the most iconic blind character in Marvel comics. Matt was blinded in an accident when he was a child, he just barely managed to survive the ordeal, and another shock followed when he woke up in the hospital, completely blind.

Yet another shock followed when he realized that his senses had improved to superhuman levels (well, everything except sight). The exact mechanism of how his Radar power works is similar to bats. Daredevil uses the echolocation of low-frequency radio waves that bounce off specific regions of his brain that allow him to receive to create inside his mind a 3D 360 degrees image of his surroundings even if he doesn’t possess a healthy pair of eyes. Daredevil’s radar sense is by far the most useful and potent ability, followed by his incredible martial arts skills. 

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