Monday, August 08, 2005

Monday Challenge - Explain How Sue Storm's Eyesight Works

Here's today's challenge - give the best explanation that you have heard so far as to how Sue Storm can see (as if she is invisible, the light cannot reflect off her retinas), or tell us your own!!


Blogger Sean Hutchinson said...

Similar to how she can cause her clothing and anything she touches to become invisible, once the light touches her invisible eyes, it also becomes invisible. Since she is the mistress of all things invisible, the light is then detectable.

8/09/2005 12:31 AM  
Blogger Ken Robinson said...

Good idea, but I'm not sure that works, Sean. Once the normally visible light hit her eyes and became invisible (as you suggest), no one would be able to see through the spot where her eyes are as that light would now be invisible to us. We'd see two dark floating circles where her eyes are.

Howabout this: since Sue also has the power to make invisible stuff visible, maybe an off-shoot of that ability would allow her to make the invisible spectrum (like UV and IR)visible to herself, so she'd see usng that. Those rays would still be invisible to us, but, thanks to this power, they would bounce off her retinas like normal and let her see.

Or, if that doesn't work then my answer is: she just can. Okay?

8/09/2005 1:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For that matter, how come Ben Grimm's eyes weren't turned stoney also? His eyelids wouldn't have protected them.

I can't imagine a cornea or lens would do well if they underwent a change similar to what happened to his skin.

8/09/2005 11:53 AM  
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8/09/2005 10:53 PM  
Blogger Pól Rua said...

When Sue uses her forcefield powers to 'ride on discs' and stuff - that John Byrne era gear, she seems very okay with standing on a small metre-wide disc of what looks like nothing.
Early on, there were rumours to the extent that she can see invisible stuff as part of her powers.
Therefore, she either has a limited 'spatial awareness' power a la Daredevil's 'Radar Sense' or her eyesight operates on some sort of non-visible wavelength.
Basically, if Sue can see invisible things, when her retinae are transparent to light, she's effectively making the world invisible to her.

8/12/2005 5:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone is wrong. ;-)

Sue makes herself or other things invisible with a force field that bends light around it. Same principle as the gravity lens effect used in astronomy to see stellar objects which are behind a star. When Sue puts one of these forcefields around herself, she's clever enough to shape it with pinhole-sized light convection points in front of her pupils. Hence, from her point of view, it's like looking through a pinprick in a sheet in front of her, but the outside observer can't discern the pinprick.

It all makes perfect sense and I claim my no-prize!

8/14/2005 5:12 PM  
Blogger Chris Arndt said...


She bends light. When she becomes invisible she bends light around her. Whatever she is making invisible she is bending light around.

She can see because she subconsciously allows the light to reach her eyes just as it bends around the rest of her. We cannot see her eyes as she sees through her eyes because she bends the light that has reflected off of those eyes.

She. bends. light.

The last guy was closest but still wrong. I. am. right. I read it in a comic book somewhere.

9/01/2005 12:36 PM  

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