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16th Jul '17 11:47:08 AM orteidni
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** A mroe direct example and likely inspired by his time with Skurd is with Omniverse's Ben 10,000 who invented the Biomentrix. Two gauntlets that when he smashes together, he can create a powerful hybrid alien. One very notable example was Atomic-X, a fusion of ''Atomix'' and ''Alien X'' (as in the two most powerful aliens in the Omnitrix.) The only downside is that it appears to be somewhat randomized and doesn't "save" any of the transformations.

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** A mroe more direct example and likely inspired by his time with Skurd is with Omniverse's Ben 10,000 who invented the Biomentrix. Two gauntlets that when he smashes together, he can create a powerful hybrid alien. One very notable example was Atomic-X, a fusion of ''Atomix'' and ''Alien X'' (as in the two most powerful aliens in the Omnitrix.) The only downside is that it appears to be somewhat randomized and doesn't "save" any of the transformations.
8th Jul '17 1:21:57 PM CG-Druid
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* In ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'' there are the half-fairies. But with them it depends on whether to grow up among humans or in the fairy kingdom. Half-fairies that have grown among mankinds hardly differ from humans except that they have some "elvish" facial features and body traits, and sometimes also one or two special powers.
** Half-fairies, however, who grow up in the fairy kingdom, qualify themselves completely for this trope. They can be as powerful as pure [[TheFairFolk fairies]], but have less weaknesses. [[ColdIron Cold iron]] is painful to them, but they are much less harmful than pure fairies. Pure fairies can not lie, but must always tell the truth, but half-fairies can lie like everyone else.


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* You can see it more often in ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms''.
** Half-orks born between a human and an orc often have an intelligence on a human level, but they are hardly weaker than pure orcs.
*** If one parent is an orc, and the other a tiefling, these hybrids often qualify for [[GeniusBruiser Genius Bruiser]].
** Half-dwarfs with a dwarf and a human parent often have the power and resistance of a dwarf, but also the speed and agility of a human.
*** This is even more so if the other parent was not a human being [[NonHUmanHumanoidHybrid but an elf]].
** Half-elves and half-drow are slightly larger, stronger and more resistant than pure elves and drow, rather comparable to humans. At the same time they keep the speed and mobility of elves, and are thus faster than humans.
1st Jul '17 4:30:29 PM nombretomado
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See TheOtherWiki's pages on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/heterosis heterosis]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heterozygote_advantage heterozygous advantage]] for some information on the real-life equivalent.

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See TheOtherWiki's Wiki/TheOtherWiki's pages on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/heterosis heterosis]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heterozygote_advantage heterozygous advantage]] for some information on the real-life equivalent.
30th May '17 2:25:12 PM Dvandemon
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* Demigods in ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'' are often chosen by the gods to do their work because being half-god and half-mortal, they straddle both worlds and can go places and do things that either mortals or gods cannot. Downplayed in that they also have combined weaknesses to balance out the powers; for example, half-bloods can be KilledOffForReal using Celestial bronze, something that neither gods (who can't die) nor humans (who are immune to magical weapons) can do.

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* Demigods in ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'' are often chosen by the gods to do their work because being half-god and half-mortal, they straddle both worlds and can go places and do things that either mortals or gods cannot. Downplayed in that they also have combined weaknesses to balance out the powers; for example, half-bloods can be KilledOffForReal using Celestial bronze, something that neither gods (who can't die) nor humans (who are immune to magical weapons) can do. This is largely from a social standpoint. Demigods are much less powerful and much more vulnerable than Gods are, but they are allowed to interfere where Gods can't because they're exempt from divine penalty for doing so and mortals can freely observe them. Gods aren't allowed to directly mess with each other, or present themselves to the mortal public, but demigods are allowed to do both at their own peril.
** The crossover miniseries [[Literature/DemigodsAndMagicians Demigods and Magicians]] establishes this for Greco-Egyptian mythology between its components. Hybridized Greek and Egyptian magic can draw power from and freely travel through both mythological worlds. This means Greco-Egyptian god Serapis can NoSell magic from any single mythos, and absorb power from them to the point he can bring both pantheons to heel and potentially TakeOverTheWorld. He can [[TakesOneToKillOne only be affected]] by similarly hybridized magic, like an Egyptian Magician using magic Greek artifacts or a Greek demigod being a WillingChanneler to an Egyptian god.
21st May '17 8:56:02 PM DVB
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is half-human, half-Gem. At first, the human half mostly just seems to be inconvenient for him, if not ''life-threatening''; Steven isn't as strong or fast as other Gems, less able to control his powers, and isn't TheNeedless (though he ''is'' stronger and more durable than a normal human). However, a couple episodes suggests that his abilities will grow to become stronger than even his mother's were, and [[spoiler: the Season 1 finale show one ''vital'' benefit to having an organic body: Steven is immune to advanced Gem technology that can instantly destroy the body of a regular gem]]. "Alone Together" reveals another ability he has that the other Gems lack: [[spoiler:the ability to fuse with humans in addition to Gems.]] Probably best thing about being a human/Gem hybrid, however, is that since he was raised among both, he's the only person in the world who can ''easily'' [[TheHeart empathise with and understand both sides...]]

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* Played straight in Ben 10 Omniverse with two versions:
** A downplayed example is when Ben is bonded with Skurd, a Slimebiote. A unicellular creature, he can take DNA and mix it up. He sticks around with Ben and can combine the DNA of the various aliens Ben has in the Omnitrix to form weapons or extensions for Ben to use while in alien form (including a sword made out of ''Celestialspaien matter''.
** A mroe direct example and likely inspired by his time with Skurd is with Omniverse's Ben 10,000 who invented the Biomentrix. Two gauntlets that when he smashes together, he can create a powerful hybrid alien. One very notable example was Atomic-X, a fusion of ''Atomix'' and ''Alien X'' (as in the two most powerful aliens in the Omnitrix.) The only downside is that it appears to be somewhat randomized and doesn't "save" any of the transformations.
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is half-human, half-Gem. At first, the human half mostly just seems to be inconvenient for him, if not ''life-threatening''; Steven isn't as strong or fast as other Gems, less able to control his powers, and isn't TheNeedless (though he ''is'' stronger and more durable than a normal human).human and some can attribute some of this to still being a kid and not an adult yet). However, a couple episodes suggests that his abilities will grow to become stronger than even his mother's were, and [[spoiler: the Season 1 finale show one ''vital'' benefit to having an organic body: Steven is immune to advanced Gem technology that can instantly destroy the body of a regular gem]]. "Alone Together" reveals another ability he has that the other Gems lack: [[spoiler:the ability to fuse with humans in addition to Gems.]] Probably best thing about being a human/Gem hybrid, however, is that since he was raised among both, he's the only person in the world who can ''easily'' [[TheHeart empathise with and understand both sides...]]
** Another ability is a form of dream-walking; he can enter the minds of his fellow Gems when they're sleeping or KOed (which is not that often as Gems don't ''need'' to sleep, but they certianly benefit from it) through their dreams. HilarityEnsues at first when he discovers this... [[spoiler: Until he discovers Lapis once more, who is still trapped at the bottom with Jasper as Malachite.
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14th May '17 10:01:14 AM nombretomado
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* In ''Franchise/StarCraft'', two alien races were uplifted by the [[{{Precursors}} Xel'Naga]]: The protoss, who with their powerful bodies and PsychicPowers, are deemed to have "purity of form", and the Zerg, which with their mutative adaptibility, HiveMind and resultant singularity of purpose, have "purity of essence". Eventually agents of a renegade Xel'Naga create a hybrid species, which have the strengths of each, supposedly making them the UltimateLifeForm.

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* In ''Franchise/StarCraft'', ''VideoGame/StarCraft'', two alien races were uplifted by the [[{{Precursors}} Xel'Naga]]: The protoss, who with their powerful bodies and PsychicPowers, are deemed to have "purity of form", and the Zerg, which with their mutative adaptibility, HiveMind and resultant singularity of purpose, have "purity of essence". Eventually agents of a renegade Xel'Naga create a hybrid species, which have the strengths of each, supposedly making them the UltimateLifeForm.
3rd Apr '17 6:00:40 PM Macecurb
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* ''[[VideoGame/DevilMayCry Devil May Cry 4]]'': Angus wonders why Dante was more powerful than he. While he [Dante] never gives Angus a straight, it pretty munch boils down that he [Dante] has the power of the demons and determination or soul of a human that makes him powerful.

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* ''[[VideoGame/DevilMayCry Devil May Cry 4]]'': Angus wonders why Dante was is more powerful than he. him. While he [Dante] Dante never gives Angus a straight, straight answer, it pretty munch much boils down to the fact that he [Dante] Dante has both the power of the demons a demon and determination or soul (or soul) of a human that makes him powerful.human.
2nd Apr '17 9:03:02 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* In the ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' universe it is implied that later generations of pure-blooded Wizard families can have their powers muted. There are several examples in the series of half-blood Wizards having particularly potent powers.

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* In the ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' universe it is implied that universe, later generations of pure-blooded Wizard pureblood wizarding families can have their powers muted. There are several examples in the series of often become weaker due to inbreeding. Many half-blood Wizards having wizards like Harry Potter, Albus Dumbledore, Severus Snape, and Lord Voldemort become known for their particularly potent powers.
1st Apr '17 6:22:54 AM Generality
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** Cell was created using DNA from Saiyans, Namekians, and... [[NoNameGiven Freeza's race]]. As a result, he inherits the Namekians' ability to regenerate, the Saiyans' ability to gain power boosts after recovering from near-death, and Freeza's ability to survive in the vacuum of space. Which means that when he self-destructs and takes King Kai's planet with him (he intended to do that to Earth, but Goku teleported him away at the last second), he manages to survive, regenerate FromASingleCell, and come back even more powerful than before. Possibly justified as Cell is a genetically engineered super weapon, but it's still a ridiculous example.

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** Cell was created using DNA from Saiyans, Namekians, and... [[NoNameGiven Freeza's race]]. As a result, he inherits the Namekians' [[HealingFactor ability to regenerate, regenerate]], the Saiyans' [[CameBackStrong ability to gain power boosts after recovering from near-death, near-death]], and Freeza's [[BatmanCanBreatheInSpace ability to survive in the vacuum of space.space]]. Which means that when he self-destructs and takes King Kai's planet with him (he intended to do that to Earth, but Goku teleported him away at the last second), he manages to survive, regenerate FromASingleCell, and come back even more powerful than before. Possibly justified as Cell is a genetically engineered super weapon, but it's still a ridiculous example.
31st Mar '17 11:16:30 PM AthenaBlue
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* Connor in ''Series/{{Angel}}'' is the {{Dhampyr}} version...he has the strength and enhanced senses of the vampire with none of the drawbacks. However, he is not as resistant as a vampire. Because his body is alive and not undead, he can come to harm, for example by modern firearms.
** The two [[http://buffy.wikia.com/wiki/Half-demon half-demons]] Nash and Pearl say that demons are strong but also archaic, while humans are modern, but also weak. They believe that they are the new evolution of demons and humans alike, because they combine the best of both species in themselves. The veracity of their claim is questionable, give a number of demons have adapted perfectly well to modern society. Something similar was claimed by Adam, who was an artificially created [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot hybrid of humans and demons and machinery.]]



* Connor in ''Series/{{Angel}}'' is the {{Dhampyr}} version...he has the strength and enhanced senses of the vampire with none of the drawbacks. However, he is not as resistant as a vampire. Because his body is alive and not undead, he can come to harm, for example by modern firearms.
** The two [[http://buffy.wikia.com/wiki/Half-demon half-demons]] Nash and Pearl say that demons are strong but also archaic, while humans are modern, but also weak. They believe that they are the new evolution of demons and humans alike, because they combine the best of both species in themselves. The veracity of their claim is questionable, give a number of demons have adapted perfectly well to modern society. Something similar was claimed by Adam, who was an artificially created [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot hybrid of humans and demons and machinery.]]
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