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17th Apr '18 1:37:35 PM Kereea1
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* Played ''very'' straight in ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' by the third season. Tom Luctior, long known for being one of the most powerful if not the most powerful demons in existence, is revealed to actually be a half-demon with a Mewman for a father. It's then taken even further by [[spoiler: Meteora Butterfly, daughter of Eclipsa and her monster lover, who is so powerful magically that in the end only Eclipsa, mightiest queen in the Butterfly line, could take her down.]] In the case of the latter, [[spoiler: the High Commission]] explicitly feared their power and stole them away from their parents to suppress it.



* Played ''very'' straight in ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' by the third season. Tom Luctior, long known for being one of the most powerful if not the most powerful demons in existence, is revealed to actually be a half-demon with a Mewman for a father. It's then taken even further by [[spoiler: Meteora Butterfly, daughter of Eclipsa and her monster lover, who is so powerful magically that in the end only Eclipsa, mightiest queen in the Butterfly line, could take her down.]] In the case of the latter, [[spoiler: the High Commission]] explicitly feared their power and stole them away from their parents to suppress it.
17th Apr '18 1:36:05 PM Kereea1
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* Played ''very'' straight in ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' by the third season. Tom Luctior, long known for being one of the most powerful if not the most powerful demons in existence, is revealed to actually be a half-demon with a Mewman for a father. It's then taken even further by [[spoiler: Meteora Butterfly, daughter of Eclipsa and her monster lover, who is so powerful magically that in the end only Eclipsa, mightiest queen in the Butterfly line, could take her down.]] In the case of the latter, [[spoiler: the High Commission]] explicitly feared their power and stole them away from their parents to suppress it.
25th Mar '18 7:51:26 PM Godzillawolf
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* In ''Fanfic/EquestriaAcrossTheMultiverse'', it's revealed [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTales Bright Glow and her sisters]] are Pegasi/Celestial Pony (a race of benevolent alien ponies) hybrids, specifically [[LightEmUp Solar Sailers]]. This allows them to combine the magics of their parents into unique abilities neither have, such as making ball lightning that can serve as a combination flashbang and ShockAndAwe attack. Dazzleglow ''ascended'', making her a hybrid of an Alicorn and the Celestial equivalent.
16th Mar '18 8:24:03 PM FullmetalHeart20
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* Teddy Altman is half Skrull and half Kree, inheriting both super strength and shapeshifting/healing factor.
30th Nov '17 9:04:55 PM thatother1dude
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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 and some can attribute some of this to still being a kid and not an adult yet). He has a number of additional powers, such as dream-walking, and several episodes suggest that his abilities will grow to become stronger than even his mother's were. The Season 1 finale show one ''vital'' benefit to having an organic body: [[spoiler: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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* ''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 Steven's power grew slowly over his life, with some often dangerous PowerIncontinence, and he isn't as strong or fast as other Gems, less able to control his powers, and isn't TheNeedless (though TheNeedless. But he ''is'' stronger and more durable than a normal human and some can attribute some of this to still being a kid and not an adult yet). He eventually shows he has a number of additional powers, such as dream-walking, dream-walking (which a full gem would be unlikely to discover because they don't usually sleep), and several episodes suggest that his abilities will grow to become stronger than even his mother's were. The Season 1 finale show one ''vital'' benefit to having an organic body: [[spoiler: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 But, 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]].
18th Nov '17 9:42:25 PM rjd1922
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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.

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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 fully mortal 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.
18th Nov '17 9:41:24 PM rjd1922
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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.]]

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* Subverted in {{VideoGame/Bayonetta}}; ''{{VideoGame/Bayonetta}}''; [[spoiler:Despite being the daughter of an Umbra Witch and an Lumen Sage, Bayonetta only has Umbra Witch powers.]]
17th Nov '17 10:59:25 AM BeerBaron
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** Averted over the course of a single generation, as interbreeding between the races results in offspring who almost entirely take after the mother. For example, the child of an [[SquishyWizard Altmer]] father and [[ProudWarriorRace Nord]] mother won't come out as a mixed MagicKnight, but will be 99.9% Nord in appearance and abilities with the the chance of having a slight point to his ears or perhaps a slight change to his complexion.
** The Bretons of High Rock were born of a eugenics program which mated elves with the Nedes, the common ancestor of the human races of Tamriel (except for the Redguard and ''maybe'' the Nords, there are conflicting histories in the series' lore), over many generations. As a result, the Bretons have an innate affinity for magic but they possess human frames and lack the physical frailty that plagues the elvish races of Nirn, which inclines them towards being {{Magic Knight}}s to the Nords' MagicallyIneptFighter and the High Elf's SquishyWizard. In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'', Bretons are {{Game Breaker}}s as their racial trait, a 50% resistance to all magic, can be stacked with a single item with ''also'' grants 50% resistance to magic as well as 35% chance to reflect spells, creating a character which is completely invincible to all magical and elemental attacks, only physical strikes hurting them.

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** Averted over the course of a single generation, as interbreeding between the races results in offspring who almost entirely take after the mother. For example, the child of an [[SquishyWizard Altmer]] father and [[ProudWarriorRace [[ProudWarriorRAce Nord]] mother won't come out as a mixed MagicKnight, but will be [[UnevenHybrid 99.9% Nord Nord]] in appearance and abilities with the the chance of having a slight point to his ears or perhaps a slight change to his complexion.
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** The Over the course of many generations however, this is played straight. Fore example, the Bretons of High Rock were born of a [[BreedingSlave eugenics program program]] which mated elves the Direnni Altmer of High Rock with the Nedes, one of Tamriel's indigenous human tribes (or a collective name for those tribes) who are the common ancestor ancestors of most of the human modern races of Tamriel men (except for the Redguard and ''maybe'' the Nords, there are conflicting histories in the series' lore), over many generations. Redguards). As a result, the Bretons have an innate affinity for magic but they possess human frames and lack the physical frailty that plagues the elvish a greater [[WitchSpecies natural magical prowess]] than their fellow races of Nirn, which inclines them towards being men, while having [[HumansAreWarriors hardier constitutions]] (especially in terms of inherent magical defenses) than their Altmeri ancestors. The Bretons make for exceptional MageKiller {{Magic Knight}}s to the Nords' MagicallyIneptFighter and the High Elf's SquishyWizard. Knight}}s.
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In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'', ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', Bretons are practically {{Game Breaker}}s as thanks to their racial trait, a 50% resistance to all magic, which can be stacked with a single item with which ''also'' grants 50% resistance to magic as well as 35% chance to reflect spells, creating a character which who is completely invincible to all magical and elemental attacks, only physical strikes hurting them.attacks.
28th Oct '17 9:27:38 AM Morgenthaler
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** Jack is stated to have the potential to become even stronger, being the son of an Archangel (Lucifer, no less) and a human.
26th Oct '17 12:13:34 PM CaptainCrawdad
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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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* 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.
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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.



** 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.

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** The crossover miniseries [[Literature/DemigodsAndMagicians Demigods and Magicians]] * ''Literature/DemigodsAndMagicians'' 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.



* 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.

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* ''Series/{{Angel}}''
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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.



* Inverted in ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' by [[MagnificentBastard Scorpius]], the offspring of a Sebacean and a Scarran. He inherited both the Scarran bodily trait of massive internal heat generation, and the Sebacean inability to regulate body temperature easily -- requiring him to use cooling rods inserted in his head to survive, which created a certain vulnerability. Other than that, he was quite badass, however, both physically and mentally.
** His hybrid physiology does allow him to distinguish heat signatures, however, which allows him to distinguish species and tell when someone is lying.

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* Inverted in ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' by [[MagnificentBastard Scorpius]], the offspring of a Sebacean and a Scarran. He inherited both the Scarran bodily trait of massive internal heat generation, and the Sebacean inability to regulate body temperature easily -- requiring him to use cooling rods inserted in his head to survive, which created a certain vulnerability. Other than that, he was quite badass, however, both physically and mentally.
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mentally. His hybrid physiology does allow him to distinguish heat signatures, however, which allows him to distinguish species and tell when someone is lying.



** 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]].

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** 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.
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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.
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human. This is even more so if the other parent was not a human being [[NonHUmanHumanoidHybrid but an elf]].



** ''VideoGame/DmCDevilMayCry'' has a better example with that version of Dante who is half demon and half angel, and thus has access to weapons with both demonic and angelic power. Ditto for Virgil.



* ''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 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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* ''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 and some can attribute some of this to still being a kid and not an adult yet). However, He has a couple number of additional powers, such as dream-walking, and several episodes suggests suggest that his abilities will grow to become stronger than even his mother's were, and [[spoiler: the were. The Season 1 finale show one ''vital'' benefit to having an organic body: Steven [[spoiler: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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