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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]]
16th Apr '17 1:40:05 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 SupperpowerLottery 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 [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway lame power such as Heart]] got it as a [[SuperpowerLottery consolation prize]], the Muggle Born Of Mages never got a draw at the SupperpowerLottery 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.
16th Apr '17 1:37:40 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]]. 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 [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway lame power such as Heart]] got it as a [[SuperpowerLottery consolation prize]], the Muggle Born Of Mages never got a draw at the SupperpowerLottery 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.
16th Apr '17 1:13:51 AM WikiGuardianAngel
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** A large part of the reason Aunt Petunia [[AbusiveParents is so cruel and neglectful towards Harry]] and hates anything to do with magic is because [[GreenEyedMonster she's jealous over the fact]] that Lily was born with magic when [[Muggles she wasn't]], and takes it out on him.
*** Of course, Lily and Petunia's parents were both Muggles as well. It somewhat fits this trope, as they always favored Lily [[UnreliableNarrator according to Aunt Petunia]] and this was actually increased by the revelation of her magical potential.

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** A large part of the reason Aunt Petunia [[AbusiveParents is so cruel and neglectful towards Harry]] and hates anything to do with magic is because [[GreenEyedMonster she's jealous over the fact]] that Lily was born with magic when [[Muggles [[{{Muggles}} she wasn't]], and takes it out on him.
*** Of course, Lily and Petunia's parents were both Muggles as well. It still somewhat fits this trope, as they always favored Lily [[UnreliableNarrator according to Aunt Petunia]] and this was actually increased by the revelation of her magical potential.



** Marius Black, who was a squib born into the Black family in the early 20th century, was disowned and his name (as in the case of Sirius for different reasons) literally burned off the family tree.

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** Marius Black, who was a squib born into the Black family in the early 20th century, was disowned and his name (as in the case of Sirius for different reasons) literally burned off the family tree. This is probably also the practice regarding squibs among other pureblood families with magical supremacist leanings.
** Squibs are generally regarded poorly in the [[MagicalSociety Wizarding World]]. Squib children of magical parents are generally cast into the Muggle world and given a Muggle education, and most live their lives as Muggles with little contact with the magical community. This is considered a better fate for squibs, as those who do remain among the wizards are generally treated as second-class citizens, and looked down upon and pitied for their inability to do magic.
16th Apr '17 12:25:37 AM WikiGuardianAngel
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** Neville Longbottom isn't a Squib, but his magic took so long to manifest that his relatives feared he was one, so they put him in increasingly scary and dangerous situations hoping to make it manifest. This culminated in his Great-uncle Algie "accidentally" dropping him out of a second-story window. Fortunately, Neville bounced back to safety.
** A large part of the reason Aunt Petunia [[AbusiveParents is so cruel and neglectful towards Harry]] is because she's jealous over the fact that she was born a muggle, while Lily wasn't, and takes it out on him.

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** Neville Longbottom isn't a Squib, but his magic took so long to manifest that his relatives [[WhatMeasureIsANonSuper feared he was one, one]], so they put him in increasingly scary and dangerous situations hoping to make it manifest. This culminated in his Great-uncle Algie "accidentally" dropping him out of a second-story window. Fortunately, Neville bounced back to safety.
** A large part of the reason Aunt Petunia [[AbusiveParents is so cruel and neglectful towards Harry]] and hates anything to do with magic is because [[GreenEyedMonster she's jealous over the fact fact]] that she Lily was born a muggle, while Lily wasn't, with magic when [[Muggles she wasn't]], and takes it out on him.


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** Marius Black, who was a squib born into the Black family in the early 20th century, was disowned and his name (as in the case of Sirius for different reasons) literally burned off the family tree.
10th Apr '17 5:45:30 PM nombretomado
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* This is the norm for the [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual Others]] in the ''[[Literature/NightWatch Watch]]'' books by SergeyLukyanenko. It's extremely rare for a child of two Others to be an Other (about the same chances as an Other being born to Muggle parents), which is why many Other couples avoid having children, so as not to have to watch them grow old and die. The exceptions are the vampires and the werewolves, who usually turn their children at a young age. Kostya Saushkin is notable as being a vampire who [[IHateYouVampireDad resents his father for turning him]]. One of the novels has a story arc dealing with a plot by [[spoiler:Geser and Olga]] to turn their Muggle son into an Other. Anton and Svetlana are exceptions in that they were foreseen to have a child who was an extremely powerful Other (Svetlana is already a very powerful Light sorceress; [[spoiler:Anton reaches Svetlana's level thanks to the Fuaran text]]).

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* This is the norm for the [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual Others]] in the ''[[Literature/NightWatch Watch]]'' books by SergeyLukyanenko.Creator/SergeyLukyanenko. It's extremely rare for a child of two Others to be an Other (about the same chances as an Other being born to Muggle parents), which is why many Other couples avoid having children, so as not to have to watch them grow old and die. The exceptions are the vampires and the werewolves, who usually turn their children at a young age. Kostya Saushkin is notable as being a vampire who [[IHateYouVampireDad resents his father for turning him]]. One of the novels has a story arc dealing with a plot by [[spoiler:Geser and Olga]] to turn their Muggle son into an Other. Anton and Svetlana are exceptions in that they were foreseen to have a child who was an extremely powerful Other (Svetlana is already a very powerful Light sorceress; [[spoiler:Anton reaches Svetlana's level thanks to the Fuaran text]]).
7th Mar '17 9:01:41 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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** Creator/JKRowling has stated most Muggle-borns have Squid 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 Squid Squib ancestors. Their genes seem to be latent, coming back when both sides of someone's family have them.
1st Mar '17 7:32:59 PM Fireblood
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** Takes a much darker turn in the seventh book once Voldemort takes over the Ministry. Muggle-born wizards are interrogated by the Ministry to find out how they "stole" their magic powers. What happens to Squibs is unknown, but they're probably not much better off.

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** Takes This takes a much darker turn in the seventh book once Voldemort takes over the Ministry. Muggle-born wizards are interrogated by the Ministry to find out how they "stole" their magic powers. What happens to Squibs is unknown, but they're probably not much better off.off.
** Creator/JKRowling has stated most Muggle-borns have Squid ancestors. Their genes seem to be latent, coming back when both sides of someone's family have them.
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