"Cyclops: Jean, I've been wondering—will you marry me?
Jean Grey: Cyclops! Well, if we have children, they'll be mutants. They'll face the same problems we have all our lives.
Cyclops: I wouldn't have it any other way."
― X-Men, "The Final Decision"
"We were brothers, prototype commanders in the emerging field of psychic warfare. I was the favorite. I gave them what they wanted, I gave them blood. They say the Synchronicity with my mother made me...homicidal. He is the first prototype, his enhanced reflexes made him an unstoppable killer. When my brother found me, he put a bullet in my head. But our psychic link never broke, like a curse, bound by blood."
― Paxton Fettel (F.E.A.R.)

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
  • Legacies (The Lorien Legacies)
  • Parental Heredity

Capabilities

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.

Applications

Variations

  • Dominant Genetics - possess traits that make it like to inherit powers.
  • Generational Empowerment - power is boosted as more and more generations possess powers.
  • Guardian Inheritance - imitate/inherit the powers from past heroes and protectors.
  • Father Inheritance - imitate/inherit the powers of your biological father.
  • Mother Inheritance - imitate/inherit the powers of your biological mother.
  • Grandfather Inheritance - imitate/inherit the powers from your biological grandfather.
  • Grandmother Inheritance - imitate/inherit the powers of your biological grandmother.
  • Ancestor Inheritance - imitate/inherit the powers of your ancestors.
  • Sibling Inheritance - inherit the abilities of one's siblings.
  • Aunt Inheritance - imitate/inherit the powers of your biological aunt.
  • Uncle Inheritance - imitate/inherit the powers of your biological uncle.
  • Parasitic Inheritance - inherit the abilities of one's hosts.
  • Recessive Genetics - possess traits that make it unlikely to inherit powers.
  • Royal Inheritance - inherit powers from one's royal bloodline.

Associations

Limitations

  • 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.
  • Powers could skip a generation or two before manifesting later down the line.

Known Users

See Also: Superpowerful Genetics.

Anime/Manga/Manhwa

  • Ichigo Kurosaki (Bleach)
  • Kazui Kurosaki (Bleach)
  • Sakurada Family (Castle-Town Dandelion)
  • Saiyan Hybrids (Dragon Ball Z); inherit the ability to use, generate, and control ki energy.
    • Son Gohan
    • Future Trunks
    • Son Goten
    • Trunks
  • 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)
  • Joseph Joestar (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part II: Battle Tendency); inherited the Hamon/Ripple abilities from his grandfather, Jonathan Jostar and mother, Elizabeth Joestar/Lisa Lisa.
  • Caesar A. Zeppeli (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part II: Battle Tendency); inherited the Hamon/Ripple abilities from his father, Mario Zeppeli and grandfather, Will A. Zeppeli.
  • Stand Users (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
    • Keicho & Okuyasu Nijimura (Part IV: Diamonds are Unbreakable); inherited the ability from their father.
    • Giorno Giovanna (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part V/5: Golden Wind/Vento Aureo); inherited the ability from his father, DIO Brando.
    • Trish Una (Part V/5: Golden Wind/Vento Aureo); inherited the ability from her father, Diavolo.
    • Higashikata Family (Part 8: JoJolion)
  • Iris (Konosuba)
  • The Key's to Exile (Last Exile)
  • Yuzu Kichōgasaki (Love Tyrant)
  • Shoto Todoroki (My Hero Academia); inherited both his father's fire abilities and his mother's ice abilities
  • Tsuyu Asui (My Hero Academia); inherited her mother's and father's frog like abilities and looks
  • Kyoka Jiro (My Hero Academia); inherited her mother's sound manipulation abilities
  • Lara Greyrat (Mushoku Tensei)
  • Kekkei Genkai Users (Naruto/Boruto: Naruto Next Generations)
  • A-ko/Eiko Magami (Project A-ko)
  • Sierra Zadou (PuiPui!)
  • The Saint (Rewrite)
  • Natsuki Rigel (Re:Zero)
  • 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, Lord Death
  • Hinami Fueguchi (Tokyo Ghoul)
  • Shinjiro Hayata (ULTRAMAN); inherited the Ultraman Factor from his father Shin Hayata
  • Yu-no (Yu-No)
  • Moroha (Yashahime)

Cartoons

  • Steven Quartz Universe (Steven Universe); inherited healing kiss, Levitation from his mom Rose Quartz/Pink Diamond
  • Jinora (Avatar: The Legend of Korra); inherited her grandfather Aang spiritual abilities.
  • Meteora/Ms Heinous (Star vs Forces of Evil); inherited Soul absorption from her father Globgor
  • Jake and Haley Long (American Dragon: Jake Long); inherited dragon powers from their grandfather Luong Lao Shi
  • Musclegirl (The Awesomes); inherited super strength from her father, Muscleman
  • Muscleman (The Awesomes); gained super strength from his father, Muscleman Sr.
  • Perfect Man (The Awesomes) inherited Supernatural Condition, Flight, Laser Vision, and X-Ray Vision from his father, Mr. Awesome
  • Prock (The Awesomes); inherited immunity to mind control powers from his father, Mr. Awesome
  • Gwen Tennyson and Sunny (Ben 10 Series); inherited their Anodite magical abilities from their paternal grandmother, Verdona
  • Charmcaster (Ben 10 Series); inherited her magical abilities from her father Spellbinder
  • The Elemental Masters (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu); inherited elemental powers from their parents and ancestors
  • Blythe Baxter (Littlest Pet Shop); has the ability to understand the language of animals which she got it from her mom
  • Flurry Heart (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic); inherited her magic from her mother, Princess Cadance
  • Ashi (Samurai Jack); temporarily inherited her father Aku's demonic powers
  • Father/Benedict Wigglestein (Codename: Kids Next Door); inherited his father Benedict Wigglestein Uno, Sr's Fire Manipulation, Rage Form

Comics

  • Manik Acorn and Sonia Acorn (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog); inherited their super speed from their father, Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Skye Prower (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog); inherited his hermechanical talent from his father, Miles "Tails" Prower
  • Melody Prower (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog); inherited her super speed from her mother, Mina Prower
  • Catwoman (Batman Beyond: Hush Beyond); inherited replication powers from her father, Danton Black/Multiplex
  • Various Metahumans (DC Comics)
  • William Everett III/Amazing Man II (DC Comics); inherited inorganic duplication from his grandfather, Will Everett/Amazing Man
  • Markus Clay/Amazing Man III (DC Comics); inherited inorganic duplication from his grandfather, Will Everett/Amazing Man
  • Jonathon Kent/Superboy (DC Comics); inherited Kryptonian superpowers from his father, Superman
  • Bart Allen/Kid Flash (DC Comics); inherited super speed from his father and grandfather Barry Allen, the Flash
  • Jenni Ognats/XS (DC Comics); inherited super speed from her mother and grandfather Barry Allen, the Flash
  • Iris West II/Impulse (DC Comics); inherited super speed from her father Wally West, the Flash
  • Anissa Pierce/Thunder (DC Comics); inherited metahuman abilities from her father, Black Lightning
  • Jennifer Pierce/Lightning (DC Comics); inherited electrokinesis from her father, Black Lightning
  • Nighstar (DC Comics); inherited her Tamaranian powers from her mother, Starfire
  • Gemini De Mille (DC Comics); inherited her Elasticity and shapeshifting from her mother, Madam Rouge
  • Mark Grayson/Invincible (Image Comics); inherited his father, Omni-Man's Viltrumite powers
  • Oliver Grayson (Image Comics); inherited his father, Omni-Man's Viltrumite powers
  • Dynamo 5 (Image Comics); inherited superpowers from their father, Captain Dynamo
  • Various Mutants (Marvel Comics)
  • Josiah al hajj Saddiq/Justice (Marvel Comics); inherited Super Soldier abilities from his father, Isaiah Bradley
  • Mayday "May" Parker/Spider-Girl (Marvel Comics); inherited spider powers from her father, Spider-Man
  • David Haller/Legion (Marvel Comics); inherited telepathic and psionic abilities from his father, Charles Xavier
  • Charles Xavier II (Marvel Comics); inherited telepathic abilities from his father, Charles Xavier
  • Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch (Marvel Comics); inherited magic from her mother Natalya Maximoff the first Scarlet Witch
  • Nathan Summers/Cable (Marvel Comics); inherited telepathic and telekinetic abilities from his mother, Madelyne Pryor
  • Nathaniel "Nate" Grey (Marvel Comics); inherited telepathic and telekinetic abilities from his "mother", Jean Grey
  • Rachel Summers (Marvel Comics); inherited telepathic and telekinetic abilities from her mother, Jean Grey
  • Ruby Summers (Marvel Comics); inherited optic blasts and organic crystal form from her parents, Scott Summers and Emma Frost
  • Megan Summers (Marvel Comics); inherited telepathic and telekinetic abilities from her mother, Emma Frost
  • Lorna Dane/Polaris (Marvel Comics), inherited magnetic manipulation from her father, Magneto
  • Talisman (Marvel Comics); inherited magical shaman abilities like her father, Shaman
  • Kurt Wagner/Nightcrawler (Marvel Comics); inherited teleportation abilities from his father, Azazel
  • Talia Wagner/Nocturne (Marvel Comics); inherited teleportation abilities from her father, Nightcrawler
  • Theresa Cassidy/Siryn (Marvel Comics); inherited sound manipulation abilities from her father, Banshee
  • Laura Kinney/X-23 (Marvel Comics); inherited a healing factor and claws from her "father", Wolverine
  • Akihiro Daken (Marvel Comics); inherited a healing factor and claws from his father, Wolverine
  • Jimmy Hudson (Marvel Comics); inherited a healing factor and claws from his father, Wolverine
  • Raze Darkholme (Marvel Comics); inherited a healing factor, claws, and shapeshifting abilities from his parents, Wolverine and Mystique
  • Laurie Collins/Wallflower (Marvel Comics); inherited empathic pheromone powers from her father, Sean Garrison
  • Regan Wyngarde and Martinique Wyngarde (Marvel Comics); inherited the ability to create telepathic illusions from their father, Jason Wyngarde/Mastermind
  • Nico Minoru (Marvel Comics); inherited magical abilities from her dark wizard parents, Robert and Nina Minoru
  • Speed (Marvel Comics); inherited super-speed and molecular oscillation from his uncle, Pietro Maximoff/Quicksilver
  • Wiccan (Marvel Comics); inherited Chaos Magic and spell casting from his mother, the Scarlet Witch
  • Hulkling (Marvel Comics); inherited shapeshifting abilities from his mother Analle, Princess of the Skrull Empire, and super strength from his father, Mar-vell, also known as Captain Marvel
  • Skaar (Marvel Comics); inherited his Gamma physiology and Oldstrong connection from his parents, Bruce Banner and Caiera Oldstrong
  • Sebastian Druid (Marvel Comics); gained magical potential and abilities from his father, Doctor Druid
  • Galacta (Marvel Comics); gained cosmic powers and unending hunger from her father Galactus
  • Kara Killgrave/Purple Woman (Marvel Comics); inherited mind control powers from her father, Purple Man
  • The Purple Children (Marvel Comics); inherited their mind control powers from their father, Purple Man
  • Jackie Estacado (Top Cow/Image Comics); inherited his connection to the Darkness from his father, Danny Estacado.

Movies

  • Prince Spark (Spark a Space Tail); inherited Weapon Calling his father
  • Charisse Dolittle and Maya Dolittle (Dr. Dolittle); inherited their power to communicate with animals form their 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); gained Super Strength and Flight from his parents.
  • Adam Harrison (Son of Bigfoot/Bigfoot Family); inherited his Nature Magic, Mystical Healing, Enhanced Condition, Zoolingualism, Enhanced Hearing, and Supernatural Speed from his father Bigfoot/Dr. Harrison.
  • Violet, Dash, & Jack-Jack (The Incredibles); inherited powers from their parents
  • X-23 Children (X-Men Movies); inherited various powers from their Genetic templates (a.k.a Mutants).

Folklore/Mythology

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

Literature

  • Gods and Demigods (Beauchamp Family/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 their father and mother souls
  • Muggle-Borns (Harry Potter); inherit their magical abilities as a result of a squib ancestor, someone born to a magical parent but does not have magical powers themselves, having children with a muggle and the gene resurfaces after multiple generations.
  • Teddy Lupin (Harry Potter); inherited his metamorphism abilities from his mother.
  • 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 fore parents
  • 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
  • Various Characters (Star Wars Legends)
  • 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.
  • Loric Garde (Lorien Legacies)
    • Number One
    • Number Two
    • Number Three
    • Number Four
    • Number Five
    • Number Six
    • Number Seven
    • Number Eight
    • Number Nine

Live Television

  • Jennifer & Anissa inherited their father's abilities (Black Lighting)
  • 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
  • Prue Halliwell (Charmed); gains power to move things with her mind from her grandmother Penny Halliwell
  • 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
  • Nora West-Allen/XS (The Flash 2014); inherited her father Barry Allen/The Flash abilities
  • 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
  • Various Supernatural Beings (Legacies)
  • 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, Hapax the Elder
  • Raven Baxter (That's So Raven/Raven's Home); inherited her Precognition abilities from her maternal grandmother Vivian. She also passed the ability down to her son Booker Carter.
  • Witches and Warlocks (The Vampire Diaries/The Originals/Legacies)
  • Werewolves (The Vampire Diaries/The Originals/Legacies)
  • Peacock Clan (The X-Files); inherited superhuman strength, feral mind, keen senses and pain endurance due to generations of inbreeding - at the cost of losing their humanity.
  • Ryan Butcher (The Boys)

Video Games

  • Dante and Vergil (Devil May Cry series); inherited their power from their father, The Dark Knight, Sparda
  • Paxton Fettel (F.E.A.R. series); inherited his psychic and psionic abilities from his mother, Alma Wade
  • Yunobo (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild); inherited Daruk's Protection from his ancestor
  • Kazuya Mishima (Tekken); inherited the Devil Gene from his mother, Kazumi Mishima née Hachijo
  • Jin Kazama (Tekken); inherited the Devil Gene from his father, Kazuya Mishima and paternal grandmother, Kazumi Mishima née Hachijo.

Web Animation/Series/Original

  • SCP-1169 - Lamarck's Giraffe (SCP Foundation)
  • Ruby Rose (RWBY); inherited her silver eyes from her mother
  • Ozma and Salem's children (RWBY); inherited their magic from both of their parents

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