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"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"

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

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

  • 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

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.

Known Users

See Also: Superpowerful Genetics.

Anime/Manga

  • Ichigo Kurosaki (Bleach)
  • Kazui Kurosaki (Bleach)
  • 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)
  • Joseph Joestar (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part II: Battle Tendency); inherited Hamon/Ripple abilities from his grandfather and mother
  • Ceaser Zeppeli (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part II: Battle Tendency); inherited Hamon/Ripple abilities from his grandfather
  • Josuke Higashikata (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part IV: Diamond Is Unbreakable); inherited Stand abilities from his father
  • Giorno Giovanna (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part V: Vento Auro); inherited Stand abilities from his father, Dio Brando
  • Trish Una (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part V: Vento Auro); inherited Stand abilities from her father
  • Jolyne Cujoh (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part VI: Stone Ocean); inherited Stand abilities from her father, Jotaro Kujo
  • Iris (Konosuba)
  • The Key's to Exile (Last Exile)
  • 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
  • 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)

Movies

  • 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); gained Super Strength and Flight from his parents.
  • Adam Harrison (Son of Bigfoot); inherited his Nature Magic and Enhanced Condition from his father

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

Cartoons

  • Jake and Haley Long (American Dragon: Jake Long); inherited dragon powers from their maternal kinship
  • 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 Anodite and magical abilities from her paternal grandmother, Verdona
  • 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 Aku's demonic powers

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
  • Jonathon Kent/Superboy (DC Comics); inherited Kryptonian superpowers from his father, Superman
  • Bart Allen/Kid Flash (DC Comics); inherited super speed from his grandfather Barry Allen, the Flash
  • Jenni Ognats/XS (DC Comics); inherited super speed from her grandfather Barry Allen, the Flash
  • Iris West II/Impulse (DC Comics); inherited super speed from her father Wally West, the Flash
  • Lightning (DC Comics); inherited electricokinesis from her father, Black Lightning
  • Nighstar (DC Comics); inherited her Tamaranian powers from her mother, Starfire
  • Mark Grayson/Invincible (Image Comics); inherited his father's Viltrumite powers
  • Oliver Grayson (Image Comics); inherited his father's Viltrumite powers
  • Dynamo 5 (Image Comics); inherited superpowers from their father, Captain Dynamo
  • 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
  • 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 ability from his father, Azazel
  • Talia Wagner/Nocturne (Marvel Comics); inherited teleportation ability 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
  • Galacta (Marvel Comics); gained cosmic powers and unending hunger from her father Galactus
  • Kara Killgrave/Purple Woman (Marvel Comics); inherited mind control from her father, Purple Man
  • The Purple Children (Marvel Comics); inherited their mind control powers from their father, Purple Man
  • Jackie Estacado (Top Cow); inherited his connection to the Darkness from his father, Danny Estacado

Live Television

  • 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
  • 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 passed the ability down to her son Booker Carter.

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 neé Hachijo
  • Jin Kazama (Tekken); inherited the Devil Gene from his father, Kazuya Mishima and paternal grandmother, Kazumi Mishima neé Hachijo

Literature

  • 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.
  • Teddy Lumpin (Harry Potter); inherited his metamorphagus 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 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

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