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The power to access memories and information stored in one's genetic code. Technique of DNA Manipulation.

Also Called

Capabilities

The user is able to access memories and information stored in their genetic code. In most cases, this results in the user calling upon their ancestors or relatives, while in other cases, this is the result of DNA Replication/Absorption or Symbiosis.

Applications

  • Adoptive Muscle Memory: The user is able to adopt the muscle memories or genetics of their ancestors.
  • Ancestral Evocation: The user channels their ancestor and gains their skills and abilities in the process.
  • Claircognizance: Make use of familial collective knowledge within the inherent racial memory.
  • Reincarnation: The user passes on memories to their future descendants via genes, ensuring a form of continued existence (though not the same individuality).

Variations

  • Atavism: A physical version where the user accesses physical traits instead of memories from genes.
  • Collective Memory: A shared pool of information gleaned from the memories of one or more persons.
  • Memory Vessel: A single strand of DNA can withhold the collective memory of an entire species.
  • Racial Memory: The user's memories and experiences are all shared throughout his/her race.

Associations

Limitations

  • Certain events and places may activate this power.
  • Genetic Cutting may cause damage to memories.
  • May only remember a certain piece of memory at a time.
  • May need to go a certain place where the memory took place at the exact same time.
  • May require Power Inheritance to inherit the memories of parents, grandparents and/or ancestors.
  • May require specialized equipment.
  • Memories of past ancestors may be overwhelming to the current user, such as traumatizing scenes and past sorrows.
  • Memories may develop into actual personality, causing Divided Mind that can potentially take over.
  • May be weak against Memory Destruction.

Known Users

Manga/Anime

  • Kakeru Satsuki (11eyes)
  • Aaroniero Arruruerie (Bleach)
  • The Sorcerian (Brynhildr of Darkness)
  • Washio (Buso Renkin)
  • Coppelion (Coppelion)
  • Noah Clan (D.Gray-man)
  • Cell (Dragon Ball)
  • Piccolo (Dragon Ball)
  • Baby (Dragon Ball GT)
  • Bio-Broly (Dragon Ball Z: Bio-Broly)
  • Echo (Dragonar Academy)
  • Einhalt Stratos (Magical Girl Nanoha ViVid)
  • Gen Tokishima (Maps)
  • Emanon (Memories of Emanon)
  • Hidan (Naruto)
  • Giriko (Soul Eater)

Tabletop Games

  • Aboleths (Dungeons and Dragons)
  • Tojanidas (Pathfinder)

Video Games

  • Desmond Miles (Assassin's Creed)
  • Jenova (Final Fantasy VII)
  • Rachni queens (Mass Effect)
  • Geth (Mass Effect)
  • Alex Mercer (Prototype)
  • Infected (Prototype)
  • James Heller (Prototype 2)
  • Hieda no Akyuu (Touhou Project)

Live Television/Movies

  • Ripley 8 (Alien Resurrection)
  • Slayers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Bizarro-Clark (Smallville)
  • Trills (Star Trek)
  • Ancient Humanoids (Star Trek: TNG)
  • The Goa'uld (Stargate SG-1)
  • Khalek (Stargate SG-1)
  • Harsesis (Stargate SG-1)
  • Adria (Stargate SG-1)
  • Betty June "B.J." Morrow (The X-Files)
  • Wendy Wu (Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior)

Comics/Cartoons

  • Arachne (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Avatars (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Hush (Batman Beyond: Hush Beyond)
  • Ectonurites (Ben 10)
  • Ghostfreak (Ben 10)
  • Aztek (DC Comics); via Quetzalcoatl Battle-Suit and Helmet
  • Joker (DC Animated Universe)
  • Symbiotes (Marvel Comics)
  • Venom (Marvel Comics)
  • Ben Reilly/Scarlet Spider (Marvel Comics)
  • Kaine (Marvel Comics)
  • Spidercide (Marvel Comics)
  • Jack (Marvel Comics)
  • Guardian (Marvel Comics)
  • Demogoblin (Marvel Comics)
  • Jessica Drew/Spider-Woman (Ultimate Marvel)
  • Peter Parker/Tarantula (Ultimate Marvel)
  • Peter Parker/Scorpion (Ultimate Marvel)

Literature

  • Howlers (Animorphs)
  • Bene Gesserit (Dune)
  • Paul Atreides/Kwisatz Haderach (Dune)

Known Objects

  • Animus (Assassin's Creed)

Gallery

Comics/Cartoons

Anime/Manga

Video Games

Live Television/Movies

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