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12th Aug '17 12:58:01 AM Nyame
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** Creator/JKRowling has stated most Muggle-borns have Squib ancestors. Their genes seem to be latent, coming back when both sides of someone's family have them. [[note]]Although WordOfGod has also stated that the ability to practice magic is a strongly ''dominant'' gene, which may just indicate that Rowling isn't too good at biology and genetics.[[/note]]

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** Creator/JKRowling has stated most Muggle-borns have Squib ancestors. Their genes seem to be latent, coming back when both sides of someone's family have them. [[note]]Although WordOfGod has also stated that the ability to practice magic is a strongly ''dominant'' gene, which may just indicate that Rowling isn't too good at biology and genetics. On the other hand, it may also reference the large amount of inbreeding most pureblood families are guilty of, suggesting that excessive inbreeding is the true cause and that a significant amount of new blood is needed for the magical gene to become dominant again.[[/note]]
9th Aug '17 9:26:29 AM Snowsky
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfiction ''[[http://chopperstophat.deviantart.com/art/Story-The-Liar-278262693 The Liar]],'' this is Trixie's backstory. She was disowned by her father for being born without any magical ability, and learned to make her living as a con artist, masquerading as a traveling magician. All of her supposed magical feats are illusions made by Poison Joke.
30th Jul '17 9:54:21 AM 20person
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** Theron is in almost the exact same situation as his ancestor Vaner Shan, who was not Force-sensitive despite being the son of [[spoiler:Jedi Knight Bastila Shan and the former Sith Lord Revan]].
13th Jul '17 2:30:16 PM DarkHunter
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* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'': Tedd Verres was born to two people with extraordinary magical ability, but is "magically impaired". Not only does he not have native power, he cannot be empowered like most people can be. He generally compensates by building MagiTech devices that use ambient magical energy. Later comics have suggested [[spoiler:that while Tedd may not have access to standard magic, he ''does'' have native powers of some other, much rarer kind. The precise nature of these abilities hasn't been explored, but Tedd has demonstrated the ability to "see" magic and can instantly tell how a person's magic works by looking at it. He also once de-enchanted himself, and even he's not sure how he did that.]]

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* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'': Tedd Verres was born to two people with extraordinary magical ability, but is "magically impaired". Not only does he not have native power, he cannot be empowered like most people can be. He generally compensates by building MagiTech devices that use ambient magical energy. Later comics have suggested revealed [[spoiler:that while Tedd may not have access to standard magic, he ''does'' have native powers of some other, much rarer kind. The precise nature of these abilities hasn't been explored, but Tedd has demonstrated the ability to his own: he can "see" and intrinsically understand any magic and can instantly tell how a person's magic works spell just by looking at it. He also once de-enchanted himself, it, he can de-enchant things, and even he's not sure how he did that.capable of creating magic catalysts (wands, basically). Such beings are known as "Seers", and are exceptionally rare even among mages.]]
12th Jun '17 8:17:04 PM jtierney50
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** Creator/JKRowling has stated most Muggle-borns have Squib ancestors. Their genes seem to be latent, coming back when both sides of someone's family have them.

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** Creator/JKRowling has stated most Muggle-borns have Squib ancestors. Their genes seem to be latent, coming back when both sides of someone's family have them. [[note]]Although WordOfGod has also stated that the ability to practice magic is a strongly ''dominant'' gene, which may just indicate that Rowling isn't too good at biology and genetics.[[/note]]
12th Jun '17 10:34:48 AM WikiGuardianAngel
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Contrast AlmightyJanitor, BadassNormal. Compare UnSorcerer and UnfazedEveryman. A {{subversion}} of LamarckWasRight.

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Compare HighHopesZeroTalent where a character wants to be something, but has no aptitude for it. Contrast AlmightyJanitor, AlmightyJanitor and the BadassNormal. Compare UnSorcerer and UnfazedEveryman. A {{subversion}} of LamarckWasRight.
4th Jun '17 11:18:06 AM JoeMerl
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** {{Implied}} with [[FlyingBrick Julie]]'s father, a {{Muggle}} who's related to the Nuclear Family. Might explain why he's always arguing with them.
14th May '17 7:53:51 PM DragonBallZ
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* Arguably ''Series/TeenWolf''. It's mentioned that some of the members of Derek's family who died in the fire were human, despite the Hales primarily being a family of werewolves. Most fans have taken this to mean that not every child with werewolf parents inherit the werewolf gene, even though Derek and his sisters did.

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* Arguably ''Series/TeenWolf''. It's mentioned that some of the members of Derek's family who died in the fire were human, despite the Hales primarily being a family of werewolves. Most fans have taken this to mean that not every child with werewolf parents inherit inherits the werewolf gene, even though Derek and his sisters did.
20th Apr '17 3:41:35 AM WikiGuardianAngel
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This trope is a character who's in on TheMasquerade, and was born into their world. Unfortunately for him, he's normal. No, not BadassNormal; [[{{muggle}} totally, completely, and 100% normal]]. If someone with a [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway lame power such as Heart]] got it as a [[SuperpowerLottery consolation prize]], the Muggle Born Of Mages never got a draw at the SuperpowerLottery in the first place. He's just as ineffectual in adventuring as any other {{muggle}}, maybe even more, which is why he usually has some grunt-work position in the world of the masquerade, such as a janitor, secretary, or TheIgor. He may be [[ButtMonkey nice-if-pathetic]] or mean-spirited, but whatever the case, his [[GreenEyedMonster bitterness and regret]] over not being [[IJustWantToBeSpecial a super]] is a major character trait.

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This trope is a character who's in on TheMasquerade, and was born into their world. Unfortunately for him, he's normal. No, not BadassNormal; [[{{muggle}} totally, completely, and 100% normal]]. If someone with a the [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway lame power such as of Heart]] got it as was a [[SuperpowerLottery consolation prize]], the Muggle Born Of Mages never got a draw at the SuperpowerLottery in the first place. He's just as ineffectual in adventuring as any other {{muggle}}, maybe even more, which is why he usually has some grunt-work position in the world of the masquerade, such as a janitor, secretary, or TheIgor. He may be [[ButtMonkey nice-if-pathetic]] or mean-spirited, but whatever the case, his [[GreenEyedMonster bitterness and regret]] over not being [[IJustWantToBeSpecial a super]] is a major character trait.
18th Apr '17 7:13:54 PM Catie13
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*In the ''WebComic/GloomVerse'', the unnamed protagonist simply called Assistant is this, being very unusual for someone her age not to have any magic at all and is treated poorly by her parents and society because of it. [[spoiler: subverted in the climactic battle where it was revealed her powers were hidden from her and returned to help stop the Antagonist]]
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