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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.
22nd Jun '16 7:23:17 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TigerAndBunny,'' most of the [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividuals NEXT]]s seem to have gotten their powers despite having {{Muggle}} parents. That said, there seems to be some heredity involved: we know of two [=NEXT=]s who had kids, and in each case, the child eventually developed powers too (albeit ones completely different than their parents'). We also see three sisters who are all [=NEXT=]s with similar, though not identical, powers.

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* In ''TigerAndBunny,'' ''Anime/TigerAndBunny,'' most of the [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividuals NEXT]]s seem to have gotten their powers despite having {{Muggle}} parents. That said, there seems to be some heredity involved: we know of two [=NEXT=]s who had kids, and in each case, the child eventually developed powers too (albeit ones completely different than their parents'). We also see three sisters who are all [=NEXT=]s with similar, though not identical, powers.
19th Apr '16 7:32:14 PM BURGINABC
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* In the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' universe magic-wielding seems to be ''somewhat'' hereditary, but it's possible for a wizard/witch to come from two Muggle parents, or, more rarely, for a non-magical "[[MuggleBornOfMages Squib]]" to come from a Wizard family. WordOfGod is that Muggle-borns have a witch or wizard somewhere further back in their family tree, to provide a source for the trait.
6th Sep '15 11:32:58 AM nombretomado
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* This is how Talents are handed out in ''{{Necroscope}}'' you are just randomly born with powers (admittedly people whose parent's had a Talent are more likely to get one, but like the X-men Talents mostly come from random members of the population born with one).

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* This is how Talents are handed out in ''{{Necroscope}}'' ''Literature/{{Necroscope}}'' you are just randomly born with powers (admittedly people whose parent's had a Talent are more likely to get one, but like the X-men Talents mostly come from random members of the population born with one).
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