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20th Jan '16 4:32:39 PM Godzillawolf
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* In the ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'': ** The SuperSoldier project that created [[BigBad General-Admiral Makarov]] was invoking this by creating unicorn/deer hybrids, with Makarov being the only surviving and most successful one. [[spoiler:It turns out this is a complete lie: while the experiment DID happen, it was an utter failure as genetics don't work that way. Makarov's powers [[EldritchAbomination are something else entirely]].]] ** Demi Gods have some unique powers due to their hybrid nature. While full Gods can be detected, Demi-Gods' mortal halves hide their divine half (which seems to be why Fluttercruel has gone mostly unnoticed as being one, even to beings that can sense she's in there). While full deities either need to cause a large distortion or create an Avatar to manifest into the mortal world, Demi-Gods have the ability to go back and forth between the mortal and spirit worlds at will. [[spoiler:These abilities are why in LooseCanon (and later AscendedCanon), Venus helps a pegasus named Lovestruck merge with the Shadow of Existence of her demi-god son Cupid to become a Demi-God herself: it makes her rather ideal for rescuing ponies cause in Discord's endgame because she can use her full Demi-God power to protect ponies without being detected and can flee into the spirit world for quick escapes.]]
30th Dec '15 10:27:37 AM Edrobot
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* Subverted in {{VideoGame/Bayonetta}}; [[spoiler:Despite being the daughter of an Umbra Witch and an Lumen Sage, Bayonetta only has Umbra Witch powers.]]
17th Nov '15 8:21:14 AM TheTropper
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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. 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]]. "Along Together" reveals another ability he has that the other Gems lack: [[spoiler:the ability to fuse with humans.]]
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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. However, a couple episodes suggests that his abilities will grow to become stronger than even his mother's were, and [[spoiler: the season 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]]. "Along "Alone Together" reveals another ability he has that the other Gems lack: [[spoiler:the ability to fuse with humans.]]
2nd Nov '15 4:14:47 PM DarkPhoenix94
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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' suggests, on the face of it, that this will be the case with Harry. Thanks to his parentage (James was Thor) not only will he have the advantage of being a living magical reactor that all Asgardians do and develop his father's SuperStrength, he's also a relative of Jean Grey on his mother's side and inherited the vast psychic powers which, on top of everything else, will be stronger in that he can channel more energy. While this seems set to drive him straight into MarySue territory, this is Harry. There are caveats and really, it's more a case of BlessedWithSuck. The SuperStrength comes through only in intermittent bursts meaning that he lives in mortal fear of shaking someone's hand and [[{{Fingore}} squashing it]] or similar, the PsychicPowers come through violently, are dangerously uncontrollable for a good while nearly getting him, Ron and Hermione killed and leave him open for [[spoiler: Voldemort]] to play PowerParasite, and WordOfGod says that he'll never be as strong as Jean is (on the other hand, as WordOfGod admits, this is not saying much)]] and he lacks the skills and abilities to use those powers effectively. Oh, and Doctor McCoy theorises that the steady altering of his body and brain chemistry by his Asgardian genes could mean that his PsychicPowers will eventually shortcircuit his brain.
14th Oct '15 12:26:36 AM M84
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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. 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]]. "Along Together" reveals another ability he has that the other Gems lack: [[spoiler:the ability to fuse with 'humans.]]
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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. 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]]. "Along Together" reveals another ability he has that the other Gems lack: [[spoiler:the ability to fuse with 'humans.humans.]]
14th Oct '15 12:26:27 AM M84
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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. 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]].
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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. 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]]. "Along Together" reveals another ability he has that the other Gems lack: [[spoiler:the ability to fuse with 'humans.]]
15th Sep '15 10:22:29 PM ultimomant
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* The "Let's make {{VideoGame/Touhou}} kids" [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pools/323?page=1 meme]] churns out kids with characteristics (appearance, clothes, powers and personality) of both parents. As Touhou characters cover damn near every slot in the SuperpowerLottery (in addition to flight and BulletHell as standard), this ends up creating drunkards who can create portals to anywhere, a CloudCuckoolander with power over ice and nukes, a girl throwing out KamehameHadokens at supersonic speeds...
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* The "Let's make {{VideoGame/Touhou}} kids" [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pools/323?page=1 meme]] churns out kids with characteristics (appearance, clothes, powers and personality) of both parents. As Touhou characters cover damn near every slot in the SuperpowerLottery (in addition to flight and BulletHell as standard), this ends up creating drunkards who can create portals to anywhere, a CloudCuckoolander with power over ice and nukes, a girl throwing out KamehameHadokens {{Kamehame Hadoken}}s at supersonic speeds...
21st Aug '15 8:47:30 PM Berrenta
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It's usually the {{Rule of Cool}} in action, but also {{Truth in Television}} to some extent. Mixing genes that don't normally mix can have unpredictable results. A good example is the liger -- mating a male lion to a female tiger produces offspring that grow to be far larger than either parent.
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It's usually the {{Rule of Cool}} RuleOfCool in action, but also {{Truth in Television}} TruthInTelevision to some extent. Mixing genes that don't normally mix can have unpredictable results. A good example is the liger -- mating a male lion to a female tiger produces offspring that grow to be far larger than either parent.

See {{The Other Wiki}}'s pages on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hybrid_vigor hybrid vigor]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heterozygote_advantage Heterozygous advantage]] for some information on the real-life equivalent.
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See {{The Other Wiki}}'s TheOtherWiki's pages on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hybrid_vigor hybrid vigor]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heterozygote_advantage Heterozygous advantage]] for some information on the real-life equivalent.

*** Combining Four Arms (a humanoid with SuperStrength and [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin four arms]]) with Stinkfly (a giant insect with wings) resulted in [[FailOSuckyname "Stink Arms"]], a physically weaker version of Four Arms who was too heavy to fly.
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*** Combining Four Arms (a humanoid with SuperStrength and [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin four arms]]) with Stinkfly (a giant insect with wings) resulted in [[FailOSuckyname [[UnfortunateNames "Stink Arms"]], a physically weaker version of Four Arms who was too heavy to fly.
30th Jul '15 9:47:57 AM Ptorquemada
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* ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'': The offspring of Beren [a Man] and Lúthien [an Elf with Maiar heredity] have the ability to choose which race they belong to, which determines their ultimate fate. Even if they choose the human side, they can expect to live [[LongLived hundreds of years]].
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* ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'': The offspring of Beren [a Man] and Lúthien [an Elf with Maiar heredity] have the ability to choose which race they belong to, which determines their ultimate fate. Even if they choose the human side, they can expect to live [[LongLived hundreds of years]].[[note]]When Aragorn first meets Frodo in Bree he's nearly ''ninety'', but by that time the Elven/Maiar blood is pretty dilute; he "only" lives another 120 years after the War of the Ring.[[/note]]
21st Jul '15 2:08:25 AM DannWoolf
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* Ligers,The offspring of a male lion and female tiger. They are massive due to a defective growth inhibitor (up to 900lbs, compared to a 400lb tiger)and much more powerful than either parent. That said, such size might work against them were they ever wild, since they're be slower and have to eat more. Interestingly, it doesn't work the same way with tigons, where the parents are reversed.
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* Ligers,The Ligers, the offspring of a male lion and female tiger. They are massive due to a defective growth inhibitor (up to 900lbs, compared to a 400lb tiger)and much more powerful than either parent. That said, such size might work against them were they ever wild, since they're be slower and have to eat more. Interestingly, it doesn't work the same way with tigons, where the parents are reversed.
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