A short-lived MarvelComics series written and illustrated (mostly) by Alan Davis.

The series focuses on the Destine family, children of the immortal Adam Destine and the genie Elalyth. Their children all have superpowers - some more useful than others- and are extremely long-lived, if not immortal. The story kicks off with two revelations: one, a mysterious enemy is sending dissolvable minions to try to kill the Destines. Two, the youngest members of the family - twelve-year-old twins Rory and Pandora - have developed powers ahead of schedule, and started superhero careers without telling their guardians.

The original series was cancelled after twelve issues (only eight of which remain in continuity). It was succeeded by a five-issue miniseries where [[spoiler: Adam is finally reunited with Elalyth.]]

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!!Tropes in ''[=ClanDestine=]''

* [[AbsurdlyYouthfulMother Absurdly Youthful Father]]: Adam, who hasn't aged since his early twenties. As a result, several of his children look old enough to be his grandparents.
* ActualPacifist: Albert.
* AdventureArchaeologist: Gracie.
* AllJustADream: Alan Davis retconned the issues he didn't write as being a dream of Rory's.
* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: Dominic has light green skin (taking after the clan's mother, the genie Elalyth); Walter's transformed state is light blue.
* AstralProjection: Both Kay and Albert can do this. Interestingly, Kay's astral form from the original series resembles none of her recent host bodies, so it may resemble her own original body. (In the recent miniseries, it resembles her current form.) And when she uses her telepathy under particular stress, a long line of astral faces appear around her, showing her past "lives".
* BadassFamily: And ''how''.
* BattleCry: The (alas) long-dead Sir Thaddeus Destine is first seen in battle, shouting ''"Denique Caelum!"'' [[labelnote:Translation]]"Heaven at last!"[[/labelnote]] A footnote on the page identifies this as a battle cry used by TheKnightsTemplar.
* BenevolentGenie: The clan's mother, according to Adam.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Newton for Dominic; ''everyone'' for the twins, particularly Walter.
* BigScrewedUpFamily
* BlackSheep: Vincent.
* BlessedWithSuck: Dominic, and to a lesser extent Walter.
* BodySurf: Oldest daughter Jasmine/Kay/Cuckoo, a powerful psychic. Whenever her current host body is killed, she takes over the body of someone who just died, then talks her brother [[HealingHands Albert]] into healing the cause of death.
* BoisterousBruiser: Thaddeus, seen only in flashbacks.
* BurningWithAnger: When Walter transforms out of rage, his hair bursts into flame. If he does so under more controlled circumstances, it just [[PowerDyesYourHair turns bright red.]]
* ComboPlatterPowers: Kay (telepathy and telekinesis), Gracie (same), and Albert (healing, teleportation of others, possibly telepathy as well). In addition to their innate talents, all three are powerful sorcerers.
* CompleteImmortality: Adam, courtesy of his wife's powers. He does not age, cannot be injured, and went over a decade without having to eat, drink, or ''breath air''. Also, his hair did not grow during that period and it is the same length in all flashbacks and family portraits, so it may be that he cannot physically change even in the most inconsequential ways.
* CoolBigSis: Kay to Rory and Pandora.
* CoolOldLady: Professor Gracie Gamble, aka Gracie Destine, four-hundred-year-old archaeologist, psychic, sorcerer and demon hunter (well, one particular demon).
* ClothingDamage: Samantha and Walter whenever they use their powers; Adam almost as frequently.
* DependingOnTheArtist: The art is very consistent, since all the stuff that's stayed in continuity was drawn by the same guy. However, the ''coloring'' is all over the place. Kay's current host body is usually slightly darker skinned than the other characters, but somehow in the X-Men crossover she's white the first issue, black in the second. Domenic is supposed to have green skin (dialogue confirms this) but is occaisionally shown with pale blue, deathly white, or normal skin. His eyes may be red, gold, or blank white. Walter, when transformed, may or may not have RedEyesTakeWarning in addition to GlowingEyesOfDoom.
* DistressedDamsel[=/=]DistressedDude: Most of the Destines are kidnapped or otherwise taken captive at one point or another and have to be rescued by their family members.
* DontSplitUsUp: At one point in the first series, Walter threatens to separate the twins until they're adults (so that they wouldn't be able to use their WonderTwinPowers and act as superheroes). They respond by running away to New York City.
* DueToTheDead: One issue shows Adam and the twins visiting the family graveyard to pay their respects. Notably, family BlackSheep Vincent is buried there (and has an extremely weird statue to mark his grave).
* TheDutifulSon: Walter is by far the most staid and responsible of the family.
* EldritchAbomination: Synraith the Cosmic Demon. Old foe of Gracie's.
* ExpositionOfImmortality: a group of villains figure out that Adam Destine is immortal based on finding portraits of him, all at the same apparent age, spanning several hundred years.
* {{Fantasy-Forbidding Father}}: Walter forbids the twins to be superheroes, without much success.
* FirstNameBasis: With the exception of Albert, Thaddeus and the twins, the Destines tend to call their father by his first name (although, apparently not their mother).
* FlamingHair: Walter while HulkingOut. The hair is a good signifier for whether he transformed voluntarily (hair turns red but stays hair) or did so as a result of rage (hair bursts into flame).
* GadgeteerGenius: Newton Destine.
* GravityMaster: Youngest son Rory.
* HalfHumanHybrid: All the Destine siblings are half-genie.
* HealingHands: Albert, although he doesn't have to touch someone to heal them- he's first introduced patching his sister up after her "resurrection", despite the fact that they're across the world from each other.
* TheHedonist: Kay basically lives to have as much fun as possible, and as many different experiences as she can. It's implied that part of the reason she's like this is that if she gets invested in individual friends or loved ones, it hurts her too much when she has to give up that "life" and find a new host body... although she undoubtedly just likes to party, too.
* HotBlooded: Maurice and Thaddeus.
* InstantArmor: Samantha's power.
* InterspeciesRomance: Adam and Elalyth.
* {{Invisibility}}: In the sequel miniseries, the twins figure out how to pull of the "bending light" variant by working together.
* TheKnightsTemplar: Thaddeus, Adam and Elalyth's second child, was a member.
* LightEmUp: Youngest daughter Pandora, who controls all forms of radiant energy.
* LivingForeverIsAwesome: Kay's attitude, through and through. Even though she's had some painful experiences because of her long life, she's reacted to them by becoming more and more TheHedonist, rather than becoming dissatisfied with the idea of living forever.
* MagicPants: Adam. Whenever he gets into a fight, his clothes will inevitably be shredded, but he will always retain his pants.
* MassiveNumberedSiblings: At least eighteen, but probably quite a few more than that.
* MoustacheDePlume: Inverted. Walter writes romance novels under the pen name "Sabrina Bentley." According to him, they're quite successful.
* MyGrandsonMyself: A major component of the Relative Stranger Protocol. Many of the older Destines have posed as their own children over the years in order to retain their possessions (Kay) or to live in the same place and take up the same profession as much as possible (Walter seems to have posed as a long line of British military men). A villain in the second series discovers that suspiciously many Destines "were born" and "died" in out of the way places with a convenient lack of any documentation for such things.
* MythologyGag: For those who also followed Davis's work on ''Comicbook/{{Excalibur}}'', [[spoiler: Newton's girlfriend and gaming partner]] Satyr-Nun is another of Courtney Ross's counterparts.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Samantha was born in 1951 by WordOfGod (this appears not to have been changed by the SlidingTimescale) and looks around twenty. Dominic looks around the same age as her, but is at least ten years older and possibly quite a bit more. The older siblings and Adam all fall into ReallySevenHundredYearsOld, and the twins... actually look about their real age.
* OneSceneWonder: Thaddeus appears in all of three pages, but it's a very memorable three pages.
* PubertySuperpower: The twins and Gracie. However, Walter first manifested his as a grown man of over a hundred years, so this isn't a constant for the Destines.
* PromotionToParent: Walter and Florence for the twins; Newton for Domenic. Possibly also Kay for Gracie.
* PsychicBlockDefense: William can prevent Kay from reading his mind or telepathically transmitting information to him (although he still sees her AstralProjection). Newton has also built a device with the same effect.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Adam, Kay, and Albert are all around eight hundred years old. Gracie is a "mere" four hundred years old. Florence probably counted for this trope as well.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Elalyth seems to be a subversion. [[DependingOnTheArtist Depending On The Colorist]], Walter (transformed state only) and occasionally Dominic also have red eyes. Walter's transformations tend to coincide with UnstoppableRage, so he plays the trope straight. On the other hand, Dominic is either a subversion or a coloring error, being somewhat irritable but not terribly dangerous (unless provoked).
* RedHeadedHero: Rory and Pandora. Several other Destines have red hair- the most consistent would be Domenic and Maurice- but the twins are the most conventionally heroic. (By WordOfGod, Adam is ''supposed'' to be a redhead too, but the colorists almost always give him blond hair instead.)
* SiblingYinYang: Kay and Walter. Kay is hedonistic, Walter is responsible; Kay has lived dozens of lives in different bodies and different countries, while up until fairly recently Walter seems to have remained in England, in the military, posing as his own son over and over again. Kay encourages the twins' superhero aspirations while Walter vehemently disapproves, and so on. Even their powers are completely different- PsychicPowers versus HulkingOut. Subverted in that their father attributes their near-constant fighting to their ''similarities''. And when you think about it, they do share rather a lot: stubbornness, temper, pride, willingness to condone [[ShootTheDog Shooting The Dog]]...
** The sequel miniseries also has a flashback to BoisterousBruiser Thaddeus and ActualPacifist Albert, who seem to get on a lot better.
* SuperFamilyTeam: Rory, Pandora, Walter, Kay, Samantha, Dominic, and Adam form one, although in the absence of an emergency, "patrols" consist of the twins and one or two adults along to chaperon them.
* SuperIntelligence: Newton again.
* SuperSenses: Dominic, even moreso than Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}. Unfortunately, they're so intense that they frequently overwhelm him to the point where he can't function.
* SweetPollyOliver: Gracie as a teenager.
* TakeThat: The first few pages of the ComicBook/{{X-Men}} crossover mini quickly and brutally renders the non-Alan Davis issues of the original series AllJustADream.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Florence and Maurice in the first series; [[spoiler: Thaddeus]] in the recent mini.
* WhatTheHellHero: Adam and Samantha to Kay (different occasions) for her complete lack of MindOverManners. Also, Domenic frequently calls Adam out for killing Vincent.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Adam at the beginning of the first series. He gets over it pretty quickly, particularly after [[spoiler: reconciling with Elalyth.]]
* WonderTwinPowers: Rory and Pandora. Their powers developed early because they're twins... but they only ''have'' powers when in close proximity to each other.