The Greatest Blind Fictional Characters

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Though not common, there are many blind characters who have appeared in fiction, from television to comics, and other works of fiction as well. These characters have their own unique set of challenges and advantages that are directly connected to their blindness, which makes them even more interesting as characters.

Many times the blind character is the center of focus, suchas Frank Slade in Scent of a Woman and Detective Jim Dunbar in the TV series Blind Justice. A lot of the best blind characters in fiction also end up being supernatural, with the powers of clairvoyance and heightened senses, such as in the case of Doctor Mid-Nite, Cassandra Craft, and Pamela Barnes.

Who is your favorite fictional blind character? Did they make the list? Vote up the best blind characters from fiction below.

Most divisive: Blind Al

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    419 VOTES
    Toph Beifong
    Photo: Avatar: The Last Airbender / Nickelodeon

    Toph, portrayed in the animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender, is a fiercely independent and determined character. Despite her blindness, she possesses an extraordinary ability to "see" through earthbending. Her unwavering confidence and sharp wit make her a force to be reckoned with, as she fearlessly embraces her unique perspective on the world.

    • Appears In: Avatar: The Last Airbender, Avatar: The Last Airbender
    • Powers & Abilities: Metalbending, Earthbending
    419 votes
  • 2
    278 VOTES

    Known as the Man Without Fear, Daredevil, played by Charlie Cox in the TV series, is a complex character who uses his heightened senses to fight crime in Hell's Kitchen. His blindness serves as both a physical obstacle and a source of strength, enabling him to perceive his surroundings in ways others cannot. With relentless determination and an unwavering moral compass, Daredevil embodies resilience and justice.

    • Appears In: Daredevil vs. Spider-Man, Daredevil, Marvel Universe
    • Powers & Abilities: Martial arts
    278 votes
  • 3
    116 VOTES

    Kenshi, featured in the video game series Mortal Kombat, is a blind swordsman whose exceptional combat skills are only matched by his indomitable spirit. Through years of intense training and honing his other senses, Kenshi's lack of sight becomes inconsequential on the battlefield. His quiet yet fierce demeanor reflects an inner strength that surpasses any physical limitations.

    • Appears In: Mortal Kombat
    116 votes
  • 4
    113 VOTES

    Geordi La Forge

    Geordi, portrayed by LeVar Burton in Star Trek: The Next Generation, exemplifies intelligence and adaptability as the chief engineer aboard the USS Enterprise. Utilizing his iconic VISOR device, he overcomes blindness by perceiving electromagnetic signals, turning what could be seen as a disability into an asset. Geordi's unwavering dedication to his craft showcases his resourcefulness and problem-solving abilities.

    • Appears In: Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: First Contact, Star Trek: Chains of Betrayal, Star Trek Nemesis, Star Trek: Insurrection
    113 votes
  • 5
    89 VOTES


    Portrayed by Denzel Washington in The Book of Eli, this mysterious wanderer navigates a post-apocalyptic world where blindness becomes his greatest strength. With heightened senses and exceptional combat skills, Eli embarks on a perilous quest to protect a sacred book that holds the key to humanity's future. His quiet demeanor conceals an unwavering resolve and unyielding faith in his mission.

    • Appears In: Book of Eli
    89 votes
  • 6
    109 VOTES

    Auggie Anderson

    Auggie, portrayed by Christopher Gorham in the TV series Covert Affairs, is a highly skilled CIA operative who navigates the world of espionage without relying on sight. His unparalleled technological expertise and keen intuition compensate for his lack of vision, making him an invaluable asset to his team. Auggie's unwavering determination and resilience highlight the boundless capabilities of the human spirit.

    • Appears In: Covert Affairs
    109 votes