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Nephilim Physiology
Aaron Corbett and Vilma Rodriguez (Fallen) are nephilim

Power/Ability to:

Use the traits of Nephilim

The power to use the powers of an Nephilim. Variation of Mythic Physiology and Hybrid Physiology, angelic counterpart of Cambion Physiology.

Also Called

  • Half-Angel Physiology
  • Offspring of Angels and Man


User with this ability either is or can transform into an Nephilim: a being (most commonly one of the first generation) with both mortal and Angelic Ancestry.

Note: In mythology, the Nephilim is considered to be the result of a union between an Angel and a mortal woman. This is similar to the conception of the Demigods in mythology. Just like said demigods, Nephilim 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 an angelic being themselves. Another form would be a mortal with an Angelic 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, Nephilim are shown to be equal or higher in power than full members of the supernatural race they descended from. This is generally explained with the claim that the human soul enhances the spiritual/divine power gained from their "parent".

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 nephilim can be divided into three broad groups:

Near-Mortal Nephilim favor 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 indication that the individual is anything but normal.

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

Transcended Nephilim favor their immortal parentage or have only 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.


Near-Mortal Nephilim

Balanced Nephilim

Transcendent Nephilim


Known Users


  • Nephilim (Abrahamic Mythology)


  • Aaron Corbet (Fallen)
  • Cameron (Fallen)
  • Jeremy Fox (Fallen)
  • Inheritors (Fallen)
  • Janice (Fallen)
  • Kirk (Fallen)
  • Lorelei (Fallen)
  • Melissa (Fallen)
  • Vilma Santiago (Fallen)
  • William Dean (Fallen)
  • Shadowhunters (The Shadowhunter Chronicles)
    • Alec Lightwood
    • Aline Penhallow
    • Aloysius Starkweather
    • Andrew Blackthorn
    • Benedict Lightwood
    • Brother Enoch
    • Brother Jeremiah
    • Cecily Herondale
    • Celiné Herondale
    • Charlotte Branwell
    • Clary Fray
    • Consul Malachi
    • Drusilla Blackthorn
    • Elizabeth Gray
    • Emil Pangborn
    • Emma Carstairs
    • Gabriel Lightwood
    • Gideon Lightwood
    • Helen Blackthorn
    • Henry Branwell
    • Hodge Starkweather
    • Imogen Herondale
    • Isabelle Lightwood
    • Jace Lightwood
    • Jem Carstairs
    • Jeremy
    • Jessamine Lovelace
    • Jia Penhallow
    • Jocelyn Fairchild
    • Jonathan Christopher Morgenstern
    • Jonathan Shadowhunter
    • Julian Blackthorn
    • Mark Blackthorn
    • Max Lightwood
    • Michael Wayland
    • Luke Galloway (formerly)
    • Madeleine Bellefleur
    • Mayrise Lightwood
    • Octavious Blackthorn
    • Robert Lightwood
    • Samuel Blackwell
    • Sebastian Verlac
    • Simon Maccabeus
    • Sister Cleophas
    • Sister Magdalena
    • Sophie Lightwood
    • Stephen Herondale
    • Tiberius Blackthorn
    • Valentine Morgenstern
    • Will Herondale


  • Danyael (The Prophecy 3)

Western Television

  • Jane (Supernatural)
  • Aaron Corbett (Fallen)
  • Vilma Rodriguez (Fallen)
  • The Quadruplets (The X-Files)

Comic Books

  • Elaine Belloc (DC/Vertigo)
  • Briadach (DC/Vertigo)


  • Emi Yusa (The Devil is a Part-Timer!)
  • John (Nephilim)
  • Basara Toujou (Shinmai Maou no Testament)

Video Games

  • Danyael (The Prophecy 3)


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