A character that's not a fully supernatural being (such as a [[OurGodsAreGreater god]], [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angel]], [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demon]], [[OurSpiritsAreDifferent spirit in general]], [[EldritchAbomination abomination]], etc.), but has a touch of it or more in them. The character may be the [[HalfHumanHybrids offspring]][=/=][[HeinzHybrid descendant]] of supernatural creatures and mortals, or is part of a race that's inherently part-supernatural or in between. For that matter, [[{{Transhuman}} the character might have even become part-supernatural]] as a boon from the PowersThatBe or their own personal attempt to AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence. The reverse can also happen, as a fully supernatural being [[{{Depower}} Descends from a Higher Plane of Existence]] and winds up with a "mere" fraction of their former supernatural touch.

These characters tend to exhibit several StockSuperpowers, and if they aren't outright {{immortal}}, they're almost guaranteed to be LongLived. They may or may not qualify as {{Humanoid Abomination}}s (who themselves have a high chance of being this character type), and that's if they look humanoid in the first place.

TheAntichrist is almost always an example. [[ChangelingTale Changelings]] are also frequently found to be some mix of human and [[TheFairFolk faerie]]. DivineParentage, being TouchedByVorlons and a DealWithTheDevil are common origins for this type of character. Having a [[PiecesOfGod piece]] of a magical being in you may also count.

One can think of these characters as beings that are [[DownplayedTrope partly]] MadeOfMagic (or [[OurSpiritsAreDifferent spirit-like]] beings in general).

As can be derived from the title, part-divine characters are one of the (if not, ''the'') most common examples, which is unsurprising, considering the fact that many gods in mythology have had rather promiscuous lifestyles, and this would naturally extend to modern-day fiction. It should be noted, however, that this trope applies to any mix or midway between "normal" and purely supernatural beings, so this isn't limited to the literal Semi-Divine.
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* All of the ''{{Claymore}}s'' are half-human and [[OurDemonsAreDifferent half-youma]] [[spoiler:except for [[TheHero Clare]], who is only one-quarter youma]]. They're born human and become half-youma by taking youma flesh into their bodies. A fallen Claymore warrior is called an "Awakened One" and is ''far'' more powerful than a pure-blooded youma.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Ichigo Kurosaki is the child of a human mother and a {{Shinigami}} father, making him a human/ghost hybrid. [[spoiler: His mother turns out to be a Quincy, making her a very special type of human.]]

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* [[{{Shazam}} [=Captain Marvel=]]]: [[ComicBook/KingdomCome "I'm not a man ... I'm not a god ... but you, Billy: you're both."]]
* Jesse Custer in GarthEnnis' ''{{Preacher}}'' series, who is BlessedWithSuck by literally having the "Word of God." (No relation to the [[WordOfGod trope of the same name]].)
* ''TheSpectre'' qualifies, as he's a dead human who is the host of (the [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angel]] that represents) God's Wrath/Vengeance.

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* The [[OurVampiresAreDifferent White Court]] in ''TheDresdenFiles''. Their souls are half [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demon]] due to a demonic [[TheSymbiote symbiote]] that gives them superhuman abilities and [[TheBeautifulElite incredibly good looks]], but at the cost of a [[HorrorHunger Hunger]] for [[EmotionEater human emotions]]. The [[EvilIsSexy Raith]] family is particularly noted to go after [[HornyDevils lust]].
* TheReveal in ''Literature/TheImmortals'' quartet is that [[spoiler:protagonist Daine]] is a demigoddess through a minor God of the Hunt. [[spoiler:This explains both Daine's unprecedentedly strong wild magic and her incredible archery skills]].
* In the ''Literature/OldKingdom'' books by Creator/GarthNix, the world was created by [[spoiler:nine]] spirits of Free Magic, but in order to protect the world and humanity, the Seven created the Charter and bound most of the Free Magic in the world. Four of them poured most of their power into mortal bloodlines; the Clayr, the Abhorsen, the royal family and the Wallmakers. Consequently, although not directly related to a deity, they all do have powers inherited from a god (or close enough).
* The ''Literature/KushielsLegacy'' series establishes that the D'Angeline people are like this; descended from God's grandson and his angelic companions.
* Vishous from ''Literature/BlackDaggerBrotherhood'' is another example; he is the son of the Scribe Virgin, the deity vampires pray to in his universe. He also has a twin sister named Payne....
* In the ''[[PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians Percy Jackson]]'' book series, most of the main characters (at least the children) are demigods, born of a Greek god and a human.
** And the sequel to the series, ''TheHeroesOfOlympus'', does the same. Many of the main characters are the children on the Roman gods now, however.
* The Delphaes in the ''[[TheElenium The Shining Ones]]'' started as humans but now are slowly evolving into gods. As a result, they possess awesome powers, but they can also melt alive anyone who gets too close to them. [[spoiler: Eventually, they fully evolve into gods and leave the earth forever.]]
* In the ''Literature/InheritanceTrilogy'', demons are the descendants of both god and mortal, and include [[spoiler: Oree, the protagonist of the second book. Since demons are themselves mortal, but also partake of godhood, their blood is the only thing that can kill the genuinely-immortal gods.]]
* [[EvilOverlord The Lord Ruler]] of ''{{Mistborn}}'' presents himself as a PhysicalGod [[spoiler: but is actually a human who briefly held a portion of the power of the god Preservation a millenium ago. Though he no longer possesses that power directly, while holding it he gained enough divine insight to make him scarily good at all three of the trilogy's forms of FunctionalMagic, rendering him immortal and virtually invincible]]. WordOfGod calls people like this from across the overall cosmology of Sanderson's works "Slivers".
* Subverted in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' with [[QuirkyMinibossSquad the Forsaken]], who are basically considered minor evil deities under the power of [[GodOfEvil the Dark One]] in-universe, but are really just very powerful, very evil humans (the gap between legend and reality being a major theme of the series). [[spoiler: However, in the last two books [[TheChosenOne Rand]] becomes this or something pretty close after fully coming into his EnlightenmentSuperpowers, and is even able to face the Dark One on fairly even footing at the end]].
* In the ''{{Discworld}}'' novel ''Dicworld/SoulMusic'', a contemporary of Susan Sto Helit at their exclusive boarding school boasts of the Great God Blind Io having visited her great-great-grandmother as a shower of something or other, her great-grandmother being the causal result. Which she reckons makes ''her'' a hemi-semi-demi-goddess. All good for school enrolment... Susan, who herself is coming to terms with her own interesting genetic make-up bequeathed by her [[{{Death}} Grandfather]], is not impressed.

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* The [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires]] of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. They retain their (enhanced) bodies and their minds, but their formerly human [[OurSoulsAreDifferent soul]] is replaced with that of a [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demon]].
** Hell, most of the "demons" are an example. They're the product of countless generations of interbreeding between humans and true demons, who were more like {{Eldritch Abomination}}s than their typical depictions.
** An example of a mortal attaining semi-divine status happens in ''Series/{{Angel}}''. Cordelia was dying because her psychic visions were causing PowerDegeneration. After refusing a divine offer to give up her powers and live a normal life in order to continue doing good, she was rewarded by being turned part demon. Being allied with the (generally) good PowersThatBe, her demonhood had no cosmetic effects, gave her immunity to PowerDegeneration, and healing abilities.
** Also from ''Series/{{Angel}}'', the fifth season gives us Ilyria, an [[EldritchAbomination Old One]], a pure demon. Her current shell is too weak to contain her power, so Team Angel siphons off some of her power. So now she's a semi-human Old One with a fraction of her former strength.
* [[spoiler:[[OurAngelsAreDifferent Castiel]]]] during the fifth season of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''. [[spoiler:After [[RageAgainstTheHeavens rebelling against heaven]] to help the Winchesters save the world from the upcoming apocalypse, he steadily loses his divine power until he's basically human by the end of the season]].
** Sam and the rest of the [[PsychicPowers psychic children]]. Their powers originated from [[spoiler:being fed [[DemonLordsAndArchdevils Aza]][[BigBad zel's]] blood when they were infants]].
* In the ''StargateVerse'', any character on the path to [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence ascension]] displays a plethora of PsychicPowers, which signifies how close they are to becoming the [[PowersThatBe god-like]] ascended.
* In ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', [[spoiler:Benjamin Sisko]] is the son of one of the Prophets and a human man.

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* Leontius from SoundHorizon's ''Moira'' is noted to be descended from the Thunder God from his mother's side. [[spoiler:As his siblings, so are Elefseus and Artemisia]].

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* [[UrExample The original]] demigod, [[Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh Gilgamesh]] himself, was actually two-thirds god.
* [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Dragons]] in eastern mythology are often part-godly in nature.
* ClassicalMythology had a ton of them:
** Heracles: The son of Zeus and Alcmene.
** The swan sisters, Helen and Klytemnestra and their twin brothers Castor and Pollux: children of Zeus and Leda.
** Odysseus spent a few years on an island shacked up with a minor goddess. ''Literature/TheOdyssey'' doesn't mention any children, but there's no such thing as a divinity that isn't Super Fertile. Later myths explore the lives of their many, many, many children.
** Frankly, Zeus and a few other gods deserve a special folder all their own. Those rapists were all up ins. And gods make babies. Always.
** Aeneas's mother was [[LoveGoddess Aphrodite]]. Dude founded the city and fathered the people that would go on to later found Rome.
** There were whole races that were thought to be somewhere between the Olympians and mortals in terms of divinity, such as the nymphs.
* [[{{Jesus}} Jesus Christ]], although in some denominations, he is [[OxymoronicBeing both]] 100% divine ''and'' 100% human.
** The [[Literature/TheBible Nephilim]] of Judeo-Christian mythology are thought to be the children of [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angels]].
* [[KingArthur Merlin]] is thought to be the child of a demon and mortal, although in the original myths he was depicted as something of a fey spirit, so half-fairy was more likely.
* In HinduMythology, Ganesh was a boy who was appointed by the Goddess Parvati to stop anyone from entering her bathroom while taking her bath. When Ganesh stopped her husband Shiva from entering, Shiva cut his head off. After Parvati found out what happened, she became angry, and Shiva had to fix Ganesh by attaching an elephant's head to Ganesh. Ganesh was given demigod status in the Hindu pantheon, and is supposed to be a sort of door god.
** In the ''{{Mahabharata}}'' there are the sons of Kunti: Karna (son of Surya), Yudisthira (son of Dharma), Bhima (son of Vayu), and Arjuna (son of Indra). Also the sons of Madri: Nakula and Sahadeva, the sons of the Ashvin twin gods.
* From [[CelticMythology Irish legend]] comes Cú Chulainn, the son of the mortal woman Deichtine and the sun god Lugh.
* In JapaneseMythology, the entirety of humankind (or maybe just the Japanese) itself is semi-divine, due to being descendants of the First Emperor, who in turn is a descendant of the Sun Goddess, who in turn is a descendant of one of the creator of the world.
** Furthermore, some humans can increase their divinity-level by being worshipped while still alive, they are known as ''arahitogami'', or living-god.

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* Phil, Prince of Insufficient Light in ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}''.

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* The eponymous ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' are mortals that are blessed as the divine champions of the most powerful gods and [[TheOldGods god-like]] beings in the setting. As a consequence, they tend to have abilities that [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu far exceed]] those of the "normal" gods and spirits, which is most obviously seen in the [[ShowyInvincibleHero Solars and their derivatives]].
** It's worth pointing out that most Exalted become what they are when a normal human's body and soul are combined/merged with a shard of literal divine power.
** There are also the (less powerful) god-bloods, a straighter example in that their power comes from having a magical parent.
* The ''TabletopGame/{{Scion}}s'' are the children of gods, and can ascend to godhood themselves.
* In ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''
** "[[http://forgottenrealms.wikia.com/wiki/Planetouched The]] [[HeinzHybrid planetouched]]" all descended from [[MadeOfMagic outsiders]] -- Tieflings and Aasimar are [[HalfHumanHybrid descendants]] of [[OurDemonsAreDifferent fiends]] and [[OurAngelsAreDifferent celestials]], respectively.
*** In D&D3 every sorcerer gets their powers from some kind of encounter with a magical force somewhere back in the family tree (either directly or indirectly), Some of them are divine, infernal, or even [[OurDragonsAreDifferent draconic]].
** D&D also has Divine Rank 0 entities (normal beings have no rank at all). Such an entity isn't a god for most purposes (they don't grant spells), but they have many of the mechanical benefits of being considered divine (immortality, max HP, a host of immunities, some DR against non Epic weapons, resistances).
** ''TabletopGame/{{Planescape}}'' introduced proxies -- mortals turned into extensions of the divine will and power.
** ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'', with its endless tug-o-war between deities, got Chosen -- mortals given a chunk of divine essence to carry and work with. Mystra is most known for keeping a bunch of these, because as the goddess of magic, she ''have to'' stash some power in mortals. They're "not quite mortals" -- don't age or need to sleep, immune to any poisons, and so on. Unlike proxyhood, this can't be called off at will, and as such happens only when gods are ''quite'' sure they want to make this specific follower overpowered and near-immortal -- though, of course, if a Chosen becomes enough of a problem, the respective deity is likely to send powerful and more loyal minions to take it from the renegade's dead body; this happened to The Rebel Chosen (killed by Elminster) and Sammaster after he went violently insane (killed by Khelben).
*** Ubtao protects his faithful using Bara. These also have untouched will, but this status is [[MagicallyBindingContract explicitly contractual]] and can be easily lost through improper behaviour. Bara get immortality and an overpowered [[PersonalityPowers random signature ability]]. Known gifts included commanding any water creatures, raising {{undead}} with unlimited control, power over plant growth, and {{telekinesis}} strong enough to crush [[TheJuggernaut the Tarrasque]] beyond regeneration.
* The [[PhysicalGod Primarchs]] and, to a lesser extent, the SpaceMarines of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''. The Primarchs are the 20 sons of [[TrulySingleParent the]] GodEmperor, and while they aren't as powerful as him, they're nigh-godly unto themselves. The Space Marines are [[SuperSoldier warriors]] that are BioAugmented with the geneseed of the Primarchs, and they're basically an [[BadassArmy army]] of individuals who can each [[OneManArmy slaughter a thousand men by themselves]].
* Anyone with [[EldritchAbomination Outsider Taint]] in ''TabletopGame/CthulhuTech''.

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* The [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Demonspawn]] and [[OurGodsAreGreater Demigods]] of ''VideoGame/DungeonCrawl''. They can be created through magical experiments, [[HalfHumanHybrids breeding]] with demons and gods/angels, (un)holy pacts, or any number of other ways. The former are very versatile and have a wide range of (random, but usually powerful) abilities from their demonic mutations, but are weak against [[HolyHandGrenade evil-smiting powers]]. The latter [[TheAce have the highest base attributes in the game, and have a lot of HP and mana pools]], but they level slowly and can't worship a god, which is pretty bad, as a lot of powers and bonuses can only be gained through religion.
* In the ''BaldursGate'' series, the Bhaalspawn are the children of [[CaptainObvious Bhaal]], [[WarGod the Lord of Murder]]. [[EvilPlan He sired them so they would kill each other until none remained, at which point his essence that was scattered among them would have accumulated, and his chosen follower, Amelyssan, would have performed rituals that would have]] [[BackFromTheDead brought him back.]] Neither [[DragonAscendant Amelyssan]] nor [[SpannerInTheWorks the last Bhaalspawn]] (the protagonist) complied to these plans, however.
** In fact, Amelyssan was something like 99% god by the end of the Throne of Bhaal expansion. After defeating her, the {{PC}} (him/her)self [[spoiler:can choose to [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence ascend to full godhood]]]].
* Dante and [[EvilTwin Vergil]] of ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'' are both the sons of [[PhysicalGod Sparda]], a [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demon]] who made other demons look like wet tissue paper in comparison.
* In ''[[VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon F.E.A.R]]'', the unnamed child that was produced by [[spoiler:[[OurGhostsAreDifferent Alma]] [[PersonOfMassDestruction Wade]] [[RapeAsDrama raping]] [[PlayerCharacter Michael Becket]] (the protagonist of ''Project Origin'')]] certainly counts. It's even described as a ghost in the flesh.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea|HourOfDarkness}}'', Laharl is the son of the former [[OurDemonsAreDifferent overlord]] and a human.
* The [[TheChosenOne Dragon]][[PlayerCharacter born]] of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', who was been born with the soul and blood of a [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragon]] (who are otherwise known as [[OurAngelsAreDifferent aedric]] [[OurSpiritsAreDifferent spirits]]), but has the body of a mortal.
** Corprus-afflicted in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' have a touch of the divine (channelled from Lorkhan's Heart by Dagoth Ur), given as... not exactly a ''[[BodyHorror boon]]'', but seen as such by the gifter and his cultists. [[spoiler: The Nerevarine gets infected in the course of the main quest, but then gets cured of the downsides.]]
* The Hito-Shura in ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne'' is a curious case - the catalyst for his transformation into a half-demon was an artificial parasite forcefully implanted against his will. The implications are also notable; it is mentioned demons are wholly subservient to their nature in return to their immortality, and that humans are able to shape their own destinies, but are mortal in exchange, leaving the Hito-Shura as a truly interesting being with the best attributes of both races with none of the downsides - as [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by a Loa near the entrance of the Labyrinth of Amala.
* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'', it is eventually revealed that [[spoiler:the Royal Family of Hyrule]] is descended from the goddess Hylia, as [[spoiler:the first Zelda was her [[GodInHumanForm mortal reincarnation]]]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' has two ShrineMaiden characters Reimu and Sanae, both are on the way toward divinity, Sanae significantly ahead by virtue of rigorous training. It helps greatly that one of Sanae's ancestor is a goddess.
* In ''Videogame/DarkSouls'', all humans have a touch of divinity since each carries a fragment of the Dark Soul, a Lord Soul that is fundamentally different from the Lord Souls wielded by the gods.

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* Divinity in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' is somewhat arbitrary and is ranked; the closer you are to the gods, the higher the rank. This results in heroes such as Gilgamesh, who is two-thirds divine (Rank A), but has his divinity reduced to Rank B since he himself dislikes the gods, and Medusa, who has had her divinity reduced severely after being transformed into a demonic creature.
** This actually does have an impact on the plot because one of Gilgamesh's Noble Phantasms, Enkidu, get's stronger the higher the target's Divinity Ranking.

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* ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' has [[spoiler:Antimony Carver]], who's part [[ElementalEmbodiment fire-elemental]].

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* The hero and his siblings in [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/580320 this]] {{Newgrounds}} Flash animation.
* [[spoiler:Could apply to Zero and Hanami as the ''[[GodJob keshin]]'' of the Gods]] in ''{{Tasakeru}}''.
* Following Okamiquest, Ammy in ''RolePlay/WeAreAllPokemonTrainers'' has been left with a slight divine spark due to her transformation into a divine Arcanine.

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* Genie in the ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' sequels and series. After being freed, he has gone from having "phenomenal cosmic powers" to "semi-phenomenal nearly-cosmic powers".
* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'', along with [[BigBad Vlad Masters]] and [[OppositeSexClone Danielle Phantom]], are half ghost, though there was no breeding between ghosts and humans involved: the former two were both results of [[FreakLabAccident lab accidents]], and the latter was cloned.
* [[DarkMagicalGirl Raven]] of the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', daughter of the human woman Arella and the arch-demon [[GodOfEvil Trigon]], who inherited a degree of her father's vast magical powers. Destined to [[TheAntichrist be the harbinger of the end of the world]]; spends most of her time [[ScrewDestiny trying]] to [[DarkIsNotEvil thwart]] her [[AntiAntiChrist fate]].
* In Disney's ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'', the title character is this trope. Unlike in Greek Mythology, he was ''born'' a full-fledged god to Zeus and Hera, then Hades's minions remove most of his godhood with some sort of potion, just leaving him with SuperStrength (due to not drinking the last drop). In the series, he was regularly referred to as a demigod, and we met several others.

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