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.
All of The Arachne (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog) possess the memories of their mother Uma Arachnis, possessing her fixation on the Sword of Acorns, her loyalty towards Ixis Naugus, and her ninjitsu skills.
Aang (Avatar: The Last Airbender) is able to call upon the memories and skills of the Avatars that preceded him.
Hush (Batman Beyond) is an unstable clone of Dick Grayson that possesses all of his memories up until his last night as Nightwing.
Ectonurites such as Zs'Skayr/Ghostfreak (Ben 10) are able to store their personalities and memories in single strands of their DNA.
Aztek's (DC Comics) Quetzalcoatl Battle-Suit and Helmet contains the stored memories of all of its past wearers and transfers the information to the current wearer.
By overcoming his pyrophobia, the Martian Manhunter (DC Comics) inadvertently awakened the genetic memories of his ancestors, leading to him becoming the Burning Martian Fernus.
The Joker (DC Animated Universe) encoded his DNA into a microchip that he implanted into Tim Drake's spinal cord, allowing the Clown Prince of Crimes to slowly but surely be "reborn" in Drake's body.
The Venom Symbiote (Marvel Comics) is able to both access the memories, skills, and powers of its first human host, Spider-Man, and transfer the information to all of its subsequent hosts.
The Demogoblin (Marvel Comics) possesses all the skills and memories of his initial host: Jason Macendale Jr., the fourth Hobgoblin.
The original Krakoa (Marvel Comics) had been re-purposed by Xavier and co. to act as a genesis chamber to regrow and resurrect fallen mutants.
The Vreedle Brothers (Ben 10: Alien Force) are clones regrown from their own genetic stock carrying their ideals and persona's with each new iteration.
Whenever Venom (Marvel Comics) bonds with a superpowered individual, it can learn to mimic those powers for its own ends and develop counters to its former host's own abilities, like Spider-Man's Spider Sense.
Aaroniero Arruruerie (Bleach) has access to the memories and powers of those he devoured, to the point of mimicking Kaien Shiba in front of Rukia.
Washio (Buso Renkin) the homunculus possesses the complete memories of the hawk that was used as his template, and is essentially a reincarnation of the animal.
Kanon Ozu (Coppelion) is a clone of the serial killer and actress Kuon Ozu, thus gaining her sadistic and psychopathic tendencies.
Setsuna Itami (Coppelion) is a clone of the original Setsuna Itami, thus gaining her cellular memory and even seen as a reincarnation of sorts.
The Noah Clan (D.Gray-man) have their genes passed down throughout humanity...
...and the current generation who have all awakened these Noah genes, regaining the memory of their ancestors.
Road (D.Gray-man) is a Noah whose genes resurfaced in Road Kamelot, allowing the human girl to gain memories and powers of the past of what said Noah did.
Joyd (D.Gray-man) is a Noah whose genes resurfaced in Tyki Mikk, allowing the human man to gain memories and powers of the past of what said Noah did.
Wrathra (D.Gray-man) is a Noah whose genes resurfaced in Skinn Bolic, allowing the human man to gain memories and powers of the past of what said Noah did.
Piccolo Jr. (Dragon Ball) contains the genetic memory of his "father", Great Demon King Piccolo, thus seeing himself as his reincarnation.
Cell (Dragon Ball) was created from splicing the genes of various powerful beings, gaining all of their fighting abilities and styles, as well as mannerisms.
After Cell (Dragon Ball) self-destructed, his cellular memory allowed him to remember his perfect form, and regenerate into it despite the loss of Android 18.
Baby (Dragon Ball GT) was created from the genes of the Tsufuru king, and as such inherited his memories and hatred for Saiyans.
Bio-Broly (Dragon Ball Z: Bio-Broly) was created from a blood sample of Broly, thus inheriting his insane thirst for destruction and innate hatred for "Kakarot".
Gen Tokishima (MAPS) is the Mapman who holds a map written into his DNA by an ancient civilization that leads to a legendary treasure.
Kabuto Yakushi (Naruto) created a clone body of Hidan, which has access to his genetic memories to the point of seemingly being the original.
The Animus (Assassin's Creed) allows the user to access their genetic memories.
Jenova's (Final Fantasy VII) consciousness lives on even within its very genetic structure.
Alex Mercer (Prototype) possesses all of the knowledge and memories of those he has consumed...
...containing them within the Web of Intrigue.
The Queen Leech (Resident Evil Zero) assimilated the personality and memories of James Marcus upon consuming his DNA, believing itself to be Marcus reborn.
The Megamycete (Resident Evil Village) absorbs the DNA and consciousnesses of everyone it consumes and stores them within itself...
...which Mother Miranda was able to call upon through her symbiotic bond with it, granting herself great knowledge and intellect.
Ripley 8 (Alien Resurrection) is able to access the memories of the original Ellen Ripley.
Illyria (Angel) gained all of Winifred Burkle's memories upon usurping her body.
Buffy Summers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) is able to call upon the memories and skills of the Slayers that preceded her.
Khalek (Stargate SG-1) possesses all the memories of his father, Anubis.
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