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Power Inheritance
Will Stronghold (Sky High) attains his Super Strength and Flight from both his Parents

Power/Ability to:

Imitate the powers of your parents

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

Also Called

  • 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.



  • Father Mimicry: imitate the powers from your biological father
  • Mother Mimicry: imitate the powers from your biological mother
  • Guardian Inheritance: imitate the powers from past heroes and protectors. 


  • 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.

Known Users

  • Demigods (Mythology); can copy the power of their godly parent
  • 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
  • Various supernatural beings (various franchise)
  • Will Stronghold (Sky High); gains Super Strength and Flight from his parents
  • Percy Jackson (Percy Jackson and the Olympians); gains his powers from his father Poseidon
  • Thalia Grace (Percy Jackson and the Olympians); gains her powers from her father Zeus
  • Jason Grace (Heroes of Olympus); gains his powers from his father Jupiter
  • Heracles/Hercules (Greek/Roman Mythology); gains his strength from his father Zeus/Jupiter
  • Annabeth Chase (Percy Jackson and the Olympians); gains her wisdom from her mother Athena
  • Nico di Angelo (Percy Jackson and the Olympians); gains his powers from his father Hades
  • Piper Halliwell (Charmed); gained the power to freeze from her mother Patty Halliwell
  • Paige Matthews (Charmed); gained the Whitelighter powers from her father Sam
  • Wyatt, Chris and Melinda Halliwell (Charmed); gains the Whitelighter powers from their father Leo Wyatt
  • Ariel, Bridgette and Marie Dubois (Medium) gains the medium powers from their mother Allison Dubois
  • Maka Albarn (Soul Eater); gains the weapon manifestation from his father
  • Galacta (Marvel); gains cosmic powers from her father Galactus
  • Death the kid (Soul Eater); gains the Shinigami power from his father
  • Bloodline Limit/Kekkei Genkai (Naruto)
  • Thunder (DC Comics); gains the electrical powers from her father Black Lightning
  • Gwen Tennyson (Ben 10 series); gains the Anodite and magical abilities from her paternal grandmother, Verdona
  • Jake and Haley Long (American Dragon: Jake Long); inherited dragon powers from their maternal kindship
  • Dante and Vergil (Devil May Cry series); inherited their power from their father, The Dark Knight, Sparda.
  • Jin Kazama/Devil Jin (Tekken)
  • 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.
  • Sylar (Heroes); Inherited Intuitive Aptitude from his father
  • Matt Parkman (Heroes); Inherited Telepathy from his father
  • Chameleons (Shadow Falls); inherit powers from both their parents and their foreparents
  • Talisman (Marvel); Inherited magical shaman abilities like her father, Shaman.


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