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24th Apr '16 11:43:31 AM Earriorwatcher
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* In ''Literature/Mistborn'', the fusion of Allomancy and Feruchemy creates an effect called Compounding, where a person who can use both arts with the same metal can [[spoiler:store up a resource like health or age with Feruchemy, then use Allomancy to vastly increase the amount of that resource is available, effectively resulting in effects like an unlimited HealingFactor or eternal youth]].
23rd Apr '16 12:42:25 PM Godzillawolf
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* In ''FanFic/TheBridge'', Kaiser Ghidorah is portrayed a hybrid of Xilian and King Ghidorah's genes. Already an incredibly powerful kaiju, it's implied he's potentially more powerful than a super charged Grand King Ghidorah [[spoiler:and is one of only two beings so far that has the BigBad [[PhysicalGod Bagan] concerned]]. Unfortunately, he's a bloodthirsty sociopath...

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* In ''FanFic/TheBridge'', Kaiser Ghidorah is portrayed a hybrid of Xilian and King Ghidorah's genes. Already an incredibly powerful kaiju, it's implied he's potentially more powerful than a super charged Grand King Ghidorah [[spoiler:and is one of only two beings so far that has the BigBad [[PhysicalGod Bagan] Bagan]] concerned]]. Unfortunately, he's a bloodthirsty sociopath...
23rd Apr '16 12:37:57 PM Godzillawolf
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* In ''FanFic/TheBridge'', Kaiser Ghidorah is portrayed a hybrid of Xilian and King Ghidorah's genes. Already an incredibly powerful kaiju, it's implied he's potentially more powerful than a super charged Grand King Ghidorah. Unfortunately, he's a bloodthirsty sociopath...

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* In ''FanFic/TheBridge'', Kaiser Ghidorah is portrayed a hybrid of Xilian and King Ghidorah's genes. Already an incredibly powerful kaiju, it's implied he's potentially more powerful than a super charged Grand King Ghidorah.Ghidorah [[spoiler:and is one of only two beings so far that has the BigBad [[PhysicalGod Bagan] concerned]]. Unfortunately, he's a bloodthirsty sociopath...



* ''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]]. "Alone 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.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.]]
7th Apr '16 1:43:04 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Film/{{Blade}}'': the title character is a "daywalker," a half-vampire who explicitly has all of their strengths and none of their weaknesses.
5th Apr '16 1:41:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/SkyHigh'', the protagonist thinks he's powerless because his abilities are rather late to bloom. Turns out he gets both his dad's brute strength and his mom's flight (at different times), making him a FlyingBrick.

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* In ''Film/SkyHigh'', ''Film/SkyHigh2005'', the protagonist thinks he's powerless because his abilities are rather late to bloom. Turns out he gets both his dad's brute strength and his mom's flight (at different times), making him a FlyingBrick.
3rd Apr '16 4:44:01 PM GrammarNavi
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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.

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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 [=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.
6th Mar '16 7:30:23 AM ading
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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.

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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.
28th Feb '16 10:44:15 AM gophergiggles
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Boktai}}'', both Sabata and Django are essentially half-immortal on their mother's side and as a result are mostly immune to Klorofolun: while it saps their strength on contact, a normal human would instantly turn undead if they so much as touched it. It's also implied to be the reason Django was able to become a half-vampire (though he ''still'' would have turned completely had they not used the Pile Driver on him first), and the reason why Sabata was able to be imbued with Dark Matter.



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': [[WingedUnicorn Alicorns]] like [[GodEmperor Celestia and Luna]] have much more [[PhysicalGod magical power]] than either unicorns or pegasi, even though pegasi have only very mild magical abilities. They are not literal hybrids of unicorns and pegasi caused by reproduction, at least one alicorn started out as a unicorn with unicorn parents, but alicorns are still intended to be a mix of the three main pony races in some way and thus still hybrids.
27th Feb '16 10:31:14 PM RhymeAndTreason
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* In the ''{{Franchise/Nasuverse}}'', this crops up fairly often, mostly in ''{{VisualNovel/Tsukihime}}'', since it has the most focus on it. Descendants of oni and humans are regularly shown as having supernatural powers that don't seem to originate from either side and the distinct advantage of being solidly grounded in reality, as opposed to regular oni, which are considered to be 'demons,' formless forces of nature with incomprehensible minds, morality, and ''physics'' that are given shape by human thought and aren't good at maintaining physical form (although, oni hybrids also have severe disadvantages that pure oni and pure humans ''don't'', most notably that they are at constant risk of degenerating into feral, animalistic madmen). The powers held by oni hybrids are pretty much random: Akiha has PrehensileHair, the ability to 'Plunder' heat and life force from things simply by looking at them, and an innate ability to create shikigami; SHIKI has his [[DecapitationRequired 'Death Resistive Body']], the ability to heal his own wounds by eating human flesh, and the ability to control, shape, and solidify his shed blood; Kouma has SuperStrength, SuperSpeed, SuperToughness, and pyrokinesis; and Miyako has very mild SuperStrength. The only ability common to all half-breeds is magic resistance, which is apparently simply a natural quality of any human/supernatural creature hybrid.
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21st Feb '16 6:55:59 PM AnotherDuck
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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 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 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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