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The power to use the abilities of cambions. Variation of Mythic Physiology and Hybrid Physiology. Demonic counterpart of Nephilim Physiology.

Also Called

  • Cambion Mimicry
  • Demi/Half-Demon Mimicry/Physiology
  • Homo Daemonium Physiology

Capabilities

User with this ability either is or can transform into a Cambion: a being (most commonly one of the first generation) with human and demonic ancestry.

Note: In mythology, cambions are considered to be the result of a union between an demon and human. This is similar to the conception of the Demigods in mythology. Just like said demigods, cambions can come in forms other than the traditional kind. Said forms would involve being a human who went through a form of ascension, where they became a demonic being themselves (e.g: Cordelia Chase from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Lilith from Jewish Folklore & Demi Fiend from Shin Megami Tensei). Another form would be a human with a Demonic Soul.

As partially mortal they are more bound to their form than their non-mortal parent, but their personalities and minds are far less defined by their spiritual aspect. In some forms of media, Cambions are shown to be equal or higher in power than full demons, this is generally explained with the claim that the human soul enhances the spiritual/demonic power gained from their "parent".

The combination of mortal and physical with immortal and immaterial is highly unpredictable, and someone with heritage from both sides can lean on either side of their ancestry. Thus, cambions can be divided into three broad groups:

Near-Mortal Cambion: favors their mortal parents or are more distant descendants. They are mostly similar to their mortal kind in both mind and body, but with some additional abilities and instincts. Outwardly there are few or no indications that the individual is anything but normal.

Balanced Cambion: is balanced between their heritages, if sometimes rather precariously, and have both free will and a good amount of power. There are likely a number of definite traits and instincts that draw them toward their inhuman side. Physically they tend to have at least a few indications about their non-mortal parentage, but the amount varies greatly between individuals.

Near-Demonic Cambion: favors their immortal parentage or have only a minor amount of mortal blood. Physically and mentally, they are close to their immortal parentage, although able to resist their instinctual traits better than their parent.

Applications

Near-Mortal

Balanced

Near-Demonic

Common Powers

Following powers are among the most common ones cambion may have:

Variations

Associations

Limitations

  • Certain users may still have the same weaknesses as their demonic parents.
  • Might be overpowered by angels and/or holy powers.

Known Users

Folklore/Mythology

  • Lilith (Judeo-Christianity)
  • Cambions (Various Mythologies)
  • Merlin (Arthurian Legends/Folklore)
  • Anti-Christ (Abrahamic Religions)

Anime/Manga/Manhwa

  • Rin Okumura (Blue Exorcist)
  • Yukio Okumura (Blue Exorcist)
  • Yomina Sakuba (Devilchi)
  • Vali Lucifer (High School DxD)
  • Ingvild Leviathan (High School DxD)
  • Hanyō/Half-Demons (Inuyasha/Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon)
    • Inuyasha
    • Izumo
    • Jinenji
    • Naraku
    • Shiori
    • Towa Higurashi
    • Setsuna
  • Asuha Tohara (Lotte no Omocha)
  • Hounds (Puchi Houndo)
  • Yusuke Urameshi (Yu Yu Hakusho)

Cartoons

  • Marceline (Adventure Time); originally
  • Daughters of Aku (Samurai Jack)

Comics

  • Raven (DC Comics)
  • Lilim (DC Comics)
  • Hellboy (Hellboy/B.P.R.D.)
  • Daimon Hellstrom (Marvel Comics)
  • Satana Hellstrom (Marvel Comics)
  • Terrance Ward/Trauma (Marvel Comics)
  • Warda Wilson/Deadpool 2099 (Marvel Comics)
  • Various Children of Lilith (Vampirella)
    • Lord Drago
    • The First Krasue
    • The First Lamia
    • The First Leptirica
  • Mistress Nyx (Vampirella)

Literature

  • Jared Kincaid (The Dresden Files)
  • Lucius Glau (The Dresden Files)
  • Merlin Satanspawn (Nightside series)
  • Downworlders (Shadowhunter Chronicles)
  • Warlocks (Shadowhunter Chronicles)
    • Magnus Bane
    • Tessa Gray
    • Malcolm Fade
    • Catarina Loss
    • Ragnor Fell
    • Max Lightwood-Bane
    • Barnabas Hale
    • Hypatia Vex
    • Shinyun Jung
  • Caliban (William Shakespeare's The Tempest)

Television/Movies

  • Billy Blim (Angel)
  • Connor (Angel)
  • Allen Francis Doyle (Angel)
  • Cordelia Chase (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Cole Turner (Charmed)
  • Kevin Casey aka Sirk (Charmed)
  • Manticore Baby (Charmed)
  • Daniel Ketch (Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance)
  • Angela (Ika-13 Kapitulo)
  • Chuy Strong (Midnight, Texas)
  • Downworlders (Shadowhunter TV Series)
  • Warlocks (Shadowhunter TV Series)
    • Magnus Bane
    • Dorothea Rollins
    • Iris Rouse
    • Madzie
    • Ragnor Fell
    • Catarina Fell
  • Jesse Turner (Supernatural)

Video Games

  • Eddie Riggs (Brütal Legend)
  • Dante (Devil May Cry)
  • Vergil (Devil May Cry)
  • Nero (Devil May Cry)
  • Leah (Diablo)
  • Demi Fiend (Shin Megami Tensei)
  • Hallelujah (Shin Megami Tensei)
  • Kazuya Mishima (Tekken)
  • Jin Kazama (Tekken)

Web Animations/Comics/Originals

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