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13th Jun '18 8:11:17 AM WhirlRX
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* In ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'', protagonist Izuku Midoriya has no superpowers in a world where [[EveryoneIsASuper 80% of all humans have some kind of "Quirk"]]. His mother has minor telekinesis and his dad can breathe fire, so the fact that he's powerless is presented as unusual. [[spoiler:[[FirstEpisodeSpoiler The plot kicks off]] when Izuku meets someone who can [[EmpoweredBadassNormal give his Quirk to him]]]].

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* In ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'', protagonist Izuku Midoriya has no superpowers in a world where [[EveryoneIsASuper 80% of all humans have some kind of "Quirk"]]. His mother has minor telekinesis and his dad can breathe fire, so the fact that he's powerless is presented as unusual. [[spoiler:[[FirstEpisodeSpoiler [[FirstEpisodeSpoiler The plot kicks off]] when Izuku meets someone who can [[EmpoweredBadassNormal give his Quirk to him]]]].him]].
3rd Jun '18 3:38:43 PM VulgarBee
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* [[spoiler:Sanji]] from ''Manga/OnePiece'' is this [[DownplayedTrope to a degree]]. He and his siblings were all genetically enhanced, but he was the only one not to develop any sort CharlesAtlasSuperpower as the result of his father's training and genetic enhancements, because [[spoiler:his mother, Sora, in a desperate gambit to save her then-unborn quadruplet sons from becoming emotionless weapons, took a drug that made Sanji a normal kid, but not his brothers as she intended]]. He was [[TheUnfavorite treated horribly]] as a result and eventually ran away.
29th Apr '18 6:54:54 PM CritterKeeper
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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]]This is something 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]]This is something Hermione points out in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire Goblet of Fire]]''.[[/note]] They can also see Dementors, as Mrs. Figg testifies to in court. So squibs seem to have ''some'' inherent magical affinity even if they aren't wizards at all.
22nd Apr '18 5:23:57 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Literature/FateStrangeFake'', Amelia Levitt comes from a Magus family, but did not inherit any magical abilities. Because of this, [[LockedOutOfTheLoop she was raised without any knowledge of the existence of magic or that her family members were Magi]], so she eventually became a doctor.
6th Apr '18 10:52:43 AM OlmoJV
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* In ''Fanfic/TheHeartTrilogy'', Freyja, daughter of the witch Andraya, does not have her mother's magical abilities, even though Andraya invested magic into Freyja during her babyhood. As such, Andraya schemes for Smaug to impregnate Freyja, [[DarwinistDesire wanting to have a grandchild with power inherited from the magic stored in Freyja's blood and the Third Age's greatest fire drake]].
2nd Apr '18 10:50:23 PM KnightofLsama
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* It's not dwelt on all that much, except in flashbacks, but Akatsuki Kojou, protagonist of ''LightNovel/StrikeTheBlood'' used to fall under this category. His mother possesses the power of {{Psychometry}}, his younger sister and paternal grandmother are powerful spirit mediums and his father has access to a hyperspace arsenal thanks to being caught between two different planes of reality. This is downplayed twice over, first being because his father's abilities are accquired (making him an example himself) rather than innate and may have even happened after his children were born. Secondly because by the time we are actually introduced to him, Kojou has become one of the [[PersonOfMassDestruction most powerful vampires in existence]][[note]]Hence the issue only really arising in the flashbacks[[/note]].
13th Mar '18 3:57:48 PM DaibhidC
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** Subverted in later seasons, [[spoiler: when he becomes the new Author and gains RealityWarper powers, albeit with a responsibility not to actually ''use'' them]].
28th Feb '18 2:18:40 PM kazokuhouou
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* In ''[[Literature/TheUnicornTrilogy Black Unicorn]]'' Jaive initially neglected her daughter Tanaquil because she thought Tanaquil had been this, not inherited any magical ability from her, and took too much after her biological father in her skills with mending and mechanical objects. [[spoiler:It's not until toward the end of the book that Jaive realizes Tanaquil's magical skills ''is'' her mending: she's able to fix anything with just a glance, and what she mends can never be broken again (which, a sequel proved, includes ''broken hearts''). This makes Tanaquil the only person in the world capable of repairing the gate to the Black Unicorn's world.]]

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* In ''[[Literature/TheUnicornTrilogy Black Unicorn]]'' Jaive initially neglected her daughter Tanaquil because she thought Tanaquil had been this, not inherited any magical ability from her, and took too much after her biological father in her skills with mending and mechanical objects. [[spoiler:It's not until toward the end of the book that Jaive realizes Tanaquil's magical skills skill ''is'' her mending: she's able to fix anything with just a glance, and what she mends can never be broken again (which, a sequel proved, includes ''broken hearts''). This makes Tanaquil the only person in the world capable of repairing the gate to the Black Unicorn's world.]]
28th Feb '18 11:52:38 AM kazokuhouou
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* In ''[[Literature/TheUnicornTrilogy Black Unicorn]]'' Jaive initially neglected her daughter Tanaquil because she thought Tanaquil had been this, not inherited any magical ability from her, and took too much after her biological father in her skills with mending and mechanical objects. [[spoiler:It's not until toward the end of the book that Jaive realizes Tanaquil's magical skills ''is'' her mending: she's able to fix anything with just a glance, and what she mends can never be broken again (which, a sequel proved, includes ''broken hearts''). This makes Tanaquil the only person in the world capable of repairing the gate to the Black Unicorn's world.]]
21st Feb '18 12:54:01 AM ultimomant
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* In ''LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai'', Shiki and Mikiya's daughter Mana did not inherit any of Shiki's powers. Shiki doesn't mind and is glad her daughter can live a normal life.
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