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Cordelia, a seer, as she experiences her first vision.

Seer referred to beings with the psychic ability to perceive events without the mediation of regular senses, either from the future, the past, or the present. They could obtain information of these events by mental flashes with sensory information (visions), through prophetic dreaming, empathetic readings, or through intuition alone.

In the supernatural black market, the eyes of seers were highly valued, as they could be used as amulets in which the seer's powers are supposedly stored.[1] The enochian protection runes protect the bearer from being viewed remotely from them.[2]

Examples[]

  • Slayers — They had the innate ability of prophetic dreaming.[3]
  • Master — He appeared to at least possess some psychic ability when he could sense a powerful psychic force caused by the astral projection of Billy Palmer.[4]
  • Collin — The Anointed One, like the Master, was capable of sensing great psychic powers, demonstrated when the two vampires sensed the chaos that would happen due to Billy Palmer's astral projection.[4]
  • Drusilla — She received vivid visions that contained possible glimpses of the future. For instance, when she was still human, she foresaw a mine crash that led to the deaths of two men.[5] She might also have foreseen some of the upcoming events of Buffy's eleventh year in high school, given how she said to Angel during their reunion: "Poor little thing. She has no idea what's in store," and she knew that what was going to happen was "just the beginning."[6] This power was also partially responsible for Jennifer Calendar's death, as Drusilla received a vision of her attempt to re-ensoul Angelus, leading him to kill her.[7]
  • Spirit Guides — They were spirits who existed out of time, but had knowledge of the future, although unpredictable on their responses to those who contacted them.[8]
  • Allen Francis Doyle — He received prophetic visions from The Powers That Be, which included images of people in peril, names, places in which evil was present or threats the Powers wanted to be dealt with. These visions also caused Doyle a great pain, though his half-demon physiology prevented his brain from suffering real damage.[citation needed]
  • The Oracles — They had the ability to sense the future by consulting "the auguries."[9]
  • Cordelia Chase — After Doyle's death, the visions were passed on to Cordelia.[10][1] Like Doyle's had, the visions usually consisted of ambiguous imagery of forthcoming attacks on innocents or various demonic disasters. Cordelia used this imagery to help Angel prevent them from happening.
  • Holy Triumvirate — It was a trio of blind children from different parts of the world who, according to the Scroll of Aberjian, would one day be able to see into the heart of all things and pose a threat to Wolfram & Hart.[11]
  • Krevlornswath of the Deathwok Clan — He was capable of reading people's auras, as well as their futures, while they were singing, humming or whistling. He used this power to set them on their path in life. Lorne could also read their thoughts and emotions when he did this. Although he had an ability to read basic details about auras even without the need for singing and could read detailed information about people who were in extreme emotional distress without them singing. His powers did not require conscious effort, as he was capable of sensing Holtz's plans to blow up Caritas just by hearing him whistle, as well as Wesley's plans to kidnap Connor by hearing him hum a lullaby. Regardless, his ability was not infallible, and could be fooled by magic[citation needed] and substances such as calendula.[12]
  • Tammy — Much like Cordelia, she was a human who had the visions in 1630. She had the visions for a year and was branded a witch by her town's fathers, but her last vision caused enough brain damage until they blew out the back of her head, killing her, before they could burn her at the stake.[13]
  • The Loa — It was an oracle-like creature who gave cryptic knowledge about the future to Wesley while in the form of a hamburger statue outside a fast food restaurant.[14]
  • Dinza — She was a higher being who possessed knowledge of the future, but trapped all who entered her lair.[15]
  • Cassie Newton — Cassie's precognitive abilities manifested themselves not in the form visions of premonitions, but in the form of vague knowledge and intuition. Her abilities granted her vague knowledge of future events, but not their causes, thus leaving her nearly helpless to prevent them. Some of her visions included knowledge of her death, her friend's grade and Buffy Summers spilling coffee onto her shirt.[16]
  • Althenea — She was a witch of the Devon coven. She assisted the Scooby Gang in locating Potential Slayers.[citation needed]
  • Beljoxa's Eye — It was an Oracle-like creature. It could not see the future, only the truth of the present and the past anywhere.[17]
  • Angel — After Cordelia died, she passed the visions on to Angel.[2] He received visions of the Circle of the Black Thorn but implied that it was a one-time-only deal.[18]
  • Aluwyn[19][20]
  • Robin — As a minder, she experienced time in a non-linear fashion, giving her knowledge of what others would perceive as future events.[21]

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