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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

  • 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.



  • 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.


  • 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


  • Thunder (DC Comics); gains electrical powers from her father Black Lightning
  • Galacta (Marvel Comics); gains cosmic powers from her father Galactus
  • Talisman (Marvel Comics); Inherited magical shaman abilities like her father, Shaman



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


  • Demigods (Percy Jackson and the Olympians/Heroes of Olympus); gain powers from their godly parents
    • Nico di Angelo; from his father Hades
    • Annabeth Chase; from her mother Athena
    • Jason Grace; from his father Jupiter
    • Thalia Grace; from her father Zeus
    • Percy Jackson; from his father Poseidon
  • 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 the Whitelighter powers from their father Leo Wyatt
  • Tamora Mitchell (Charmed); gains Molecular Acceleration from her aunt Piper Halliwell
  • Kat Mitchell (Charmed); gains Molecular Deceleration from her aunt Piper Halliwell
  • Piper Halliwell (Charmed); gains the power to freeze from her mother Patty Halliwell
  • Paige Matthews (Charmed); gains the Whitelighter powers from her father Sam
  • P.J. Halliwell (Charmed); gains the Cupid powers from her father Coop
  • Gordon family (Ghost Whisperer)
    • Beth Gordon
    • Melinda Gordon
    • Aiden Lucas
    • Mary Ann Patterson
    • Tessa
  • Matt Parkman (Heroes); inherited Telepathy from his father
  • Sylar (Heroes); inherited Intuitive Aptitude from his father
  • Tommy Clark (Heroes Reborn); inherited Ability 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


  • Sakurada Family (Castle-Town Dandelion)
  • 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
  • The Key's to Exile (Last Exile)
  • Bloodline Limit/Kekkei Genkai (Naruto)
  • Maka Albarn (Soul Eater); gains the weapon manifestation from his father
  • Death the kid (Soul Eater); gains the Shinigami power 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)

Western Animation

  • 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


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