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25th Mar '16 6:53:25 PM DarkHunter
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* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'': Although he states he can't really complain considering what he ''does'' have access to, [[spoiler:Tedd]] is one of these. Although in the setting, nearly everyone is born without magical ability and has to earn it or be empowered by an immortal, some people - like [[spoiler:Tedd]] - are "magically impaired", and can never get their own spells.
** Later subverted in the aforementioned case; [[spoiler: While Tedd can't gain spells normally, he has an instinctive ability to see magic and understand spells, and it's implied that might not be the full extent of his abilities.]]

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* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'': Although Tedd Verres was born to two people with extraordinary magical ability, but is "magically impaired". Not only does he states not have native power, he can't really complain considering what 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 access to, [[spoiler:Tedd]] is one native powers of these. Although in the setting, nearly everyone is born without magical ability and has to earn it or be empowered by an immortal, some people - like [[spoiler:Tedd]] - are "magically impaired", and can never get their own spells.
** Later subverted in the aforementioned case; [[spoiler: While
other, much rarer kind. The precise nature of these abilities hasn't been explored, but Tedd can't gain spells normally, he has an instinctive demonstrated the ability to see "see" magic and understand spells, can instantly tell how a person's magic works by looking at it. He also once de-enchanted himself, and it's implied that might even he's not be the full extent of his abilities.sure how he did that.]]
9th Mar '16 9:46:26 AM Hossmeister
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* In ''AmericanDragonJakeLong'', the dragon powers "skipped" Jake's mother's generation. Her father, son, and daughter can all transform into dragons, but she can't.

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* In ''AmericanDragonJakeLong'', ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'', the dragon powers "skipped" Jake's mother's generation. Her father, son, and daughter can all transform into dragons, but she can't.
2nd Mar '16 7:14:18 AM Kakai
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* Discussed in ''Literature/ShamanBlues'' when Witkacy wonders whether Wiktoria, a daughter of two people with modicum of magical talent, is this trope or not. [[spoiler:Turns out she's not.]]
22nd Feb '16 3:40:51 PM snakebandage
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* Izuku Midorikawa, the main character of ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'', has no superpowers in a world where [[EveryoneIsASuper 80% of all humans have some kind of power known as a "Quirk"]]. In fact, both of his parents have Quirks, albeit minor ones. The plot kicks off when Izuku meets someone who can give his Quirk to him.

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* Izuku Midorikawa, Midoriya, the main character of ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'', has no superpowers in a world where [[EveryoneIsASuper 80% of all humans have some kind of power known as a "Quirk"]]. In fact, both of his parents have Quirks, albeit minor ones. The plot kicks off when Izuku meets someone who can give his Quirk to him.
23rd Dec '15 6:15:37 PM WillKeaton
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* Known as Squibs in ''Literature/HarryPotter.'' However, unlike Muggle-born wizards who are 100% wizards, Squibs aren't ''quite'' 100% Muggle. They seem to share a strange affinity to cats, and Argus Filch works at Hogwarts, which Muggles evidently see as an old ruin with a sign warning of danger[[note]]as Hermione points out in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire Goblet of Fire]]''[[/note]]. So squibs seem to have ''some'' inherent magical affinity even if they aren't wizards at all.

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* Known as Squibs in ''Literature/HarryPotter.'' However, unlike Muggle-born wizards who are 100% wizards, Squibs aren't ''quite'' 100% Muggle. They seem to share a strange affinity to cats, and Argus Filch works at Hogwarts, which Muggles evidently see as an old ruin with a sign warning of danger[[note]]as danger.[[note]]This is something Hermione points out in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire Goblet of Fire]]''[[/note]]. Fire.]]''[[/note]] So squibs seem to have ''some'' inherent magical affinity even if they aren't wizards at all.
10th Dec '15 12:07:38 AM RainbowPhoenix
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** Carver Hawke from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', one of Hawke's two siblings who become mutually exclusive early on depending on player class. He only lives past the opening if Hawke is a mage, in which case both his elder sibling and his twin sister were born with magic. This meant the family had to move frequently to avoid the Templars and father had to spend more time with his siblings to teach them to control their powers. His resulting insecurities are a big part of his story arc. Depending on your choices, he may even end up joining [[KnightTemplar Kirkwall's Templar Order]] out of a mix of resentment and a desire to be "more than just your brother." [[spoiler:The tragic irony is that Malcolm Hawke wanted all of his children to be one of these.]]

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** Carver Hawke from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', one of Hawke's two siblings who become mutually exclusive early on depending on player class. He only lives past the opening if Hawke is a mage, in which case both his elder sibling and his twin sister were born with magic. This meant the family had to move frequently to avoid the Templars and father had to spend more time with his siblings to teach them to control their powers. His resulting insecurities are a big part of his story arc. Depending on your choices, he may even end up joining [[KnightTemplar Kirkwall's Templar Order]] out of a mix of resentment and a desire to be "more than just your brother." [[spoiler:The tragic irony is that Carver is what Malcolm Hawke [[WhatIfTheBabyIsLikeMe wanted all of his children to be one of these.be]].]]
28th Oct '15 1:38:26 PM Kakai
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* In ''Film/TheLastWitchHunter'', it turns out that [[spoiler:37th Dolan's parents]] were both witches, but he didn't inherit the powers, driving him to FaceHeelTurn as he craves magic.
26th Oct '15 12:11:14 PM Kakai
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* Ida, main character of ''Literature/ShamanOfTheUndead'', has grown up convinced that she doesn't have any magic, despite her parents being some of the most influential members of MagicSociety. Even they couldn't believe it and, confident that she's simply hiding it to spite them, spend a good year testing her and putting her through various trial to make her reveal her gift. It turns out that she's actually an eponymour shaman, but magical wards around her family house made ghosts unable to come to her.

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* Ida, main character of ''Literature/ShamanOfTheUndead'', has grown up convinced that she doesn't have any magic, despite her parents being some of the most influential members of MagicSociety.MagicalSociety. Even they couldn't believe it and, confident that she's simply hiding it to spite them, spend a good year testing her and putting her through various trial to make her reveal her gift. It turns out that she's actually an eponymour shaman, but magical wards around her family house made ghosts unable to come to her.
26th Oct '15 12:09:52 PM Kakai
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* Ida, main character of ''Literature/ShamanOfTheUndead'', has grown up convinced that she doesn't have any magic, despite her parents being some of the most influential members of MagicSociety. Even they couldn't believe it and, confident that she's simply hiding it to spite them, spend a good year testing her and putting her through various trial to make her reveal her gift. It turns out that she's actually an eponymour shaman, but magical wards around her family house made ghosts unable to come to her.
13th Sep '15 7:35:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* Very common in ''TheSwordOfTruth'' series (there was a major magic disruption a few thousand years ago). Commonly called "skips"; whether Rowling's later use of a similar term is accidental is unknown.
* In ''TheLostYearsOfMerlin,'' it's mentioned that magic generally skips a generation; Merlin's grandfather, Tuatha, was a wizard, but his father only had powers when he wielded magical items and made a DealWithTheDevil. In the SequelSeries, ''TheGreatTreeOfAvalon,'' Merlin's own son was powerless but his grandson has magic. As another odd quirk, non-magical generations still benefit from [[WizardsLiveLonger centuries-long life spans]].

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* Very common in ''TheSwordOfTruth'' ''Literature/TheSwordOfTruth'' series (there was a major magic disruption a few thousand years ago). Commonly called "skips"; whether Rowling's later use of a similar term is accidental is unknown.
* In ''TheLostYearsOfMerlin,'' ''Literature/TheLostYearsOfMerlin,'' it's mentioned that magic generally skips a generation; Merlin's grandfather, Tuatha, was a wizard, but his father only had powers when he wielded magical items and made a DealWithTheDevil. In the SequelSeries, ''TheGreatTreeOfAvalon,'' Merlin's own son was powerless but his grandson has magic. As another odd quirk, non-magical generations still benefit from [[WizardsLiveLonger centuries-long life spans]].
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