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4th Jan '18 6:19:47 PM nombretomado
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Characters who are Randomly Gifted have developed MagicAndPowers pretty much out of the blue. Specifically, even the children of {{Muggles}} have a chance of randomly developing powers without the need for ''any'' kind of SuperpowerfulGenetics or [[HowToGiveACharacterSuperPowers other power granting trope]] having to come into play. Usually this is a setting-wide feature, allowing anyone anywhere to spontaneously develop abilities, and as such it can be used as a form of time delayed MassSuperEmpoweringEvent.

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Characters who are Randomly Gifted have developed MagicAndPowers pretty much out of the blue. Specifically, even the children of {{Muggles}} have a chance of randomly developing powers without the need for ''any'' kind of SuperpowerfulGenetics or [[HowToGiveACharacterSuperPowers [[JustForFun/HowToGiveACharacterSuperPowers other power granting trope]] having to come into play. Usually this is a setting-wide feature, allowing anyone anywhere to spontaneously develop abilities, and as such it can be used as a form of time delayed MassSuperEmpoweringEvent.
25th Dec '17 8:40:22 PM baschapp
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* ''Literature/DresdenFiles'' Many practitioners inherit their gifts, but some of them gain them this way.[[spoiler: Harry tells Michael that Molly is this so that he doesn't have to reveal that Charity was a practitioner - it's not his secret to tell.]]
14th Dec '17 5:21:27 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Elantris}}'', the Shaod strikes nearly at random, potentially affecting anyone within a certain range of the city who is of the local Aonic nationality. By the time of the book, though, this gift has become a curse.

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* In ''{{Elantris}}'', ''Literature/{{Elantris}}'', the Shaod strikes nearly at random, potentially affecting anyone within a certain range of the city who is of the local Aonic nationality. By the time of the book, though, this gift has become a curse.
7th Dec '17 11:35:32 AM SeptimusHeap
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* The ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' and mutants are born randomly among the population, though active mutants are almost always guaranteed to have mutant children regardless of if their partner is a human.

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* The ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' ''ComicBook/XMen'' and mutants are born randomly among the population, though active mutants are almost always guaranteed to have mutant children regardless of if their partner is a human.
11th Jun '17 1:41:42 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Disney/{{Frozen}},'' no explanation is given for [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorld Elsa]]'s [[AnIcePerson ice powers]], though WordOfGod says that she was born 1000 years after "a certain [[WhenThePlanetsAlign alignment of Saturn]]." No word on why she of all the children in the world was the one to get the magic, though nobody else in the movie has any powers to speak of.

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* In ''Disney/{{Frozen}},'' no explanation is given for [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorld [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Elsa]]'s [[AnIcePerson ice powers]], though WordOfGod says that she was born 1000 years after "a certain [[WhenThePlanetsAlign alignment of Saturn]]." No word on why she of all the children in the world was the one to get the magic, though nobody else in the movie has any powers to speak of.
26th May '17 8:48:35 PM Zordran
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* In ''{{Elantris}}'', the Shaod strikes literally at random, potentially affecting anyone within a certain range of the city. By the time of the book, though, this gift has become a curse.

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* In ''{{Elantris}}'', the Shaod strikes literally nearly at random, potentially affecting anyone within a certain range of the city.city who is of the local Aonic nationality. By the time of the book, though, this gift has become a curse.
10th Apr '17 5:46:23 PM nombretomado
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* Belonging to the Others is random in SergeyLukyanenko's ''[[Literature/NightWatch Watch]]'' universe. Children of Others are almost always [[MuggleBornOfMages regular humans]]. Ensuring the birth of a Light Other from a carefully chosen couple of Light Others is a generations-long plot run by the Night Watch. The only exceptions are vampires and werewolves, who can turn regular humans into vampires and werewolves, respectively. However, vampires and werewolves are the considered to be the lowest of Others (the Light ones despise them for hunting on humans, while the Dark ones treat them as CannonFodder).

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* Belonging to the Others is random in SergeyLukyanenko's Creator/SergeyLukyanenko's ''[[Literature/NightWatch Watch]]'' universe. Children of Others are almost always [[MuggleBornOfMages regular humans]]. Ensuring the birth of a Light Other from a carefully chosen couple of Light Others is a generations-long plot run by the Night Watch. The only exceptions are vampires and werewolves, who can turn regular humans into vampires and werewolves, respectively. However, vampires and werewolves are the considered to be the lowest of Others (the Light ones despise them for hunting on humans, while the Dark ones treat them as CannonFodder).
23rd Mar '17 8:20:42 PM JoeMerl
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* Elsa from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' was born with [[AnIcePerson ice and snow powers]] because she was born 1000 years after "a certain [[WhenThePlanetsAlign alignment of Saturn]]". No word on why she of all the children in the world was the one to get the magic, though nobody else in the movie has any powers to speak of.

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* Elsa from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' was born with In ''Disney/{{Frozen}},'' no explanation is given for [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorld Elsa]]'s [[AnIcePerson ice and snow powers]] because powers]], though WordOfGod says that she was born 1000 years after "a certain [[WhenThePlanetsAlign alignment of Saturn]]". Saturn]]." No word on why she of all the children in the world was the one to get the magic, though nobody else in the movie has any powers to speak of.
4th Jan '17 5:57:34 AM MaulMachine
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* This is true in ''StarWars:'' Force-sensitive children can be born to {{Muggle}} parents. The reverse is also true, though it seems to have at least some hereditary component. Theron Shan, the protagonist of one ''VideoGame/{{StarWarsTheOldRepublic}}'' book, is one such case, being a muggle despite being the son of the Jedi Grandmaster herself.

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* This is true in ''StarWars:'' Force-sensitive children can be born to {{Muggle}} parents. The reverse is also true, though it seems to have at least some hereditary component. Theron Shan, the protagonist of one ''VideoGame/{{StarWarsTheOldRepublic}}'' ''[[VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic The Old Republic]]'' book, is one such case, being a muggle despite being the son of the Jedi Grandmaster herself.
4th Jan '17 5:55:10 AM MaulMachine
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* This is true in ''StarWars:'' Force-sensitive children can be born to {{Muggle}} parents.

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* This is true in ''StarWars:'' Force-sensitive children can be born to {{Muggle}} parents. The reverse is also true, though it seems to have at least some hereditary component. Theron Shan, the protagonist of one ''VideoGame/{{StarWarsTheOldRepublic}}'' book, is one such case, being a muggle despite being the son of the Jedi Grandmaster herself.
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