The condition to have the talents and/or powers of one or both of your parents. Sub-power of Ancestral Evocation.

Also Called

  • Genetic Powers
  • Inheritance
  • Parental Heredity


The user can copy the powers of their parents. If one of their parents was an artist, they'd gain their artistic talents without any practice. If one of their parents was in the Marine Corps, they gain their physical endurance without any training. If their parents were superheroes, they gain either one or both of their powers.



  • Generational Empowerment
  • Guardian Inheritance - imitate the powers from past heroes and protectors.
  • Father Mimicry - imitate the powers from your biological father.
  • Mother Mimicry - imitate the powers from your biological mother.
  • Grandfather Mimicry - imitate the powers from your biological grandfather.
  • Grandmother Mimicry - imitate the powers from your biological grandmother.
  • Sibling Inheritance - inherit the abilities of one's siblings.
  • Aunt Mimicry - imitate the powers from your biological aunt.
  • Uncle Mimicry - imitate the powers from your biological uncle.
  • Parasitic Inheritance


  • Only works if your powers are passed down by your parents.
  • May be limited to the powers from a single parent, but can gain the powers from the other parent later on in life.
  • Power can be replicated by DNA Replication.

Known Users

See Also: Superpowerful Genetics.


  • Jake and Haley Long (American Dragon: Jake Long); inherited dragon powers from their maternal kindship
  • Gwen Tennyson (Ben 10 series); gains the Anodite and magical abilities from her paternal grandmother, Verdona
  • The ninja, and other Elemental Masters (LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu); inherited elemental powers from parents and ancestors
  • Blythe Baxter (Littlest Pet Shop); has the ability to understand the language of animals which she got it from her mom
  • Ashi (Samurai Jack); temporarily


  • Bart Allen (DC Comics) gains super speed from his grandfather Barry Allen
  • Thunder (DC Comics); gains electrical powers from her father Black Lightning
  • Galacta (Marvel Comics); gains cosmic powers from her father Galactus
  • Nico Minoru (Marvel Comics); inherited her magical abilities from her dark wizard parents, Robert and Nina Minoru
  • Polaris (Marvel Comics), inherited metal manipulation from her father, Magneto
  • Speed (Marvel Comics); inherited super-speed and molecular oscillation from his uncle, Quicksilver/ Pietro Maximoff
  • Talisman (Marvel Comics); Inherited magical shaman abilities like her father, Shaman
  • Wiccan (Marvel Comics); inherited Chaos Magic and spell casting from his mother, the Scarlet Witch/Wanda Maximoff


  • Sisters Charisse Dolittle and Maya Dolittle (Dr. Dolittle); inherited their power to communicate with animals form thier father Dr. John Dolittle
  • Norm (Norm of the North); has the unique ability to talk to humans and emotes like one which was passed from his grandfather
  • Will Stronghold (Sky High); gains Super Strength and Flight from his parents.


  • Demigods (Mythology); may have the power(s) of their godly parent
    • Heracles/Hercules (Greek/Roman Mythology); gains his strength from his father Zeus/Jupiter


  • Gods and Demigods (Beauchamp Family and Summer on East End Series)
    • Freddie Beauchamp; inherited his father ability to create water.
    • Freya Beauchamp; inherited her mother's supernatural cooking talent.
    • Ingrid Beauchamp; inherited her mother ability to heal.
    • Jo Noble; inherited her mother goddess powers.
    • Mardi and Molly Overbrook; both of the girls powers and attributes are inherited from they're father and mother souls.
  • Jake Portman (Peculiar Children Series); inherited his ability to see and control Hallowgasts from his paternal grandfather Abe Portman
  • Demigods (Percy Jackson and the Olympians/Heroes of Olympus); gain powers from their godly parents
  • Chameleons (Shadow Falls); inherit powers from both their parents and their foreparents
  • Kylie Galen (Shadow Falls); inherits protector powers from her father Daniel Brighten
  • Vampires (Shadow Falls); most possess the vampire virus passed down by their families
  • Renesmee Carlie Cullen (The Twilight Saga); inherited her parents' gifts but switched them around so instead of hearing thoughts, she can show people her thoughts, and instead of having her mother's shield, she penetrate any shield

Live Action TV

  • Wyatt, Chris, and Melinda Halliwell (Charmed); gain Whitelighter powers from their father Leo Wyatt
  • P.J. Halliwell (Charmed); gains Cupid powers from her father Coop
  • Piper Halliwell (Charmed); gains power to freeze from her mother Patty Halliwell
  • Paige Matthews (Charmed); gains Whitelighter powers from her father Sam Wilder
  • Kat Mitchell (Charmed); gains Molecular Deceleration from her aunt Piper Halliwell
  • Tamora Mitchell (Charmed); gains Molecular Acceleration from her aunt Piper Halliwell
  • Gordon Family (Ghost Whisperer)
    • Beth Gordon
    • Melinda Gordon
    • Aiden Lucas
    • Mary Ann Patterson
    • Tessa
  • Jennie Bowman (Heroes); inherited Fire Breathing from both her parents
  • Matt Parkman (Heroes); inherited Telepathy from his father
  • Sylar (Heroes); inherited Intuitive Aptitude from his father
  • Tommy Clark (Heroes Reborn); inherited Power Absorption from his great-grandfather
  • Ariel, Bridgette, and Marie Dubois (Medium); gains the medium powers from their mother Allison Dubois
  • Alan Diaz (Mighty Med); gains Animal Morphing from his grandfather
  • Raven Baxter (That's so Raven/Raven's home) inherited her Precognition abilities from her maternal grandmother Vivian, she also past the ability down to her son Booker Carter


  • Kazui Kurosaki (Bleach)
  • All Might (Boku No Hero Academia)
  • Shoto Todoroki (Boku No Hero Academia); inherited both his father's fire abilities and his mother's ice abilities.
  • Tsuyu Asui (Boku No Hero Academia) Inherited her mother's and father's Frog like abillity and looks.
  • Sakurada Family (Castle-Town Dandelion)
  • Laxus Dreyar (Fairy Tail)
  • Alice Users (Gakuen Alice); can inherit the Alice of one of the parents or if their parents both have Alice's they can inherit both of them or one in most cases
  • Hyoudou Children (Highschool DxD Ex)
  • Iris (Konosuba)
  • The Key's to Exile (Last Exile)
  • Kekkei Genkai Users (Naruto)
  • A-ko/Eiko Magami (Project A-ko)
  • Sierra Zadou (PuiPui!)
  • The Saint (Rewrite)
  • Saints (Rokka no Yuusha)
  • Ashikabi (Sekirei)
  • Maka Albarn (Soul Eater); gained the weapon manifestation from her father (anime only)
  • Death the Kid (Soul Eater); gained Shinigami powers from his father
  • Hinami Fueguchi (Tokyo Ghoul)

Video Games

  • Dante and Vergil (Devil May Cry series); inherited their power from their father, The Dark Knight, Sparda
  • Jin Kazama/Devil Jin (Tekken)


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