Why the hell do people make their characters BLIND? OMFG I'm uber-kewl cuz my char is handicapped in some seemingly bizarre way! It bumps into walls and lights the house on fire when performing a smudging ceremony and waving its spirit stick!
Or..its blind..but can miraculously function as a normal character.
OR! It's partially blind and/or scarred up beyond recognition to give it some uniqueness.
Well..you know what? It's not unique. Nope. Tons of people do it and quite frankly, it screams "TLK fandom", which consists of people who do exactly the same thing!
I know..why dont I chop Thorn's arms off, puncture her eardrums and set her on fire..will she be cool then?