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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.
17th Oct '16 12:39:23 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* The title character of ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' comes from a normal family, but she possesses [[SuperpowerLottery immense magical power.]]

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* The title character of ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' comes from a normal family, but she possesses [[SuperpowerLottery immense magical power.]]
30th Sep '16 9:27:48 AM FuzzyBoots
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* In WearingTheCape and its sequels,the vast majority of superhumans are randomly gifted through the unpredictable survival mechanism of the Breakthrough. There are no publicly known exceptions. Children of breakthroughs are slightly more likely than the average person to also experience a breakthrough.

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* In WearingTheCape ''Literature/WearingTheCape'' and its sequels,the vast majority of superhumans are randomly gifted through the unpredictable survival mechanism of the Breakthrough. There are no publicly known exceptions. Children of breakthroughs are slightly more likely than the average person to also experience a breakthrough.




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* In ''Literature/TwoPercentPower'', powers have been showing up randomly for decades for unexplained reasons, but seem to be happening more often in recent years. There is only one case in the book of someone inheriting powers and, as they're mentioned to be ''chi'' powers, they might have been trained.
13th Sep '16 12:32:13 PM Apromor
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* This is literally called "the Gift" in ''TabletopGame/ArsMagica''.
15th Aug '16 5:55:57 PM htuttle
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* Psionics in {{XCOM}}. Soldiers have a random [[PsychicPowers psi-strength]] going from 1 to 100, that cannot be improved by any way. A soldier with 100 Psi Strength can MindControl anything after being tested in the PSI labs and given a psi amp.
** And coming back in XCOMEnemyUnknown, psionics. A soldier has a random chance of getting the gift of [[PsychicPowers psionic powers]] depending on his/her will, though it needs to be unlocked in the PSI lab.

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* Psionics in {{XCOM}}.''{{VideoGame/XCOM}}''. Soldiers have a random [[PsychicPowers psi-strength]] going from 1 to 100, that cannot be improved by any way. A soldier with 100 Psi Strength can MindControl anything after being tested in the PSI labs and given a psi amp.
** And coming back in XCOMEnemyUnknown, 'VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown'', psionics. A soldier has a random chance of getting the gift of [[PsychicPowers psionic powers]] depending on his/her will, though it needs to be unlocked in the PSI lab.
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