'''Basic Trope''': Changing a few chemicals in DNA give fantastic abilities.
* '''Straight''': Sarah Miller has wings because scientists put bird genes in her.
* '''Exaggerated''': Sarah has wings and a beak because she was injected with bird blood.
* '''Downplayed''': Sarah has altered bone marrow DNA and blood cells. It gives her a host of benefits such as being very disease resistant due to the abundance of white blood cells, quicker recovery from blood loss, and fantastic endurance.
* '''Justified''': Sarah is actually an alien who can easily take on other species' attributes through DNA injection.
* '''Inverted''': In the future, a person's DNA has to be modified to make them 'normal'
* '''Subverted''': A winged person is involved with a genetic engineering plot, but they got their wings from magic.
* '''Double Subverted''': Said magic is just a magical way to alter DNA.
* '''Parodied''': Sarah dissected a radioactive bird and got wings!
* '''Zig Zagged''': Sarah and everyone else in the story engage in a MultipleChoicePast explanation of her abilities.
* '''Averted''': Genetics are never brought up concerning a characters strange abilities.
* '''Enforced''':
** [[ExecutiveMeddling Meddling Executives]] don't think the audience [[ViewersAreMorons could understand]] proper genetics, and so demand that when genetic engineering occurs, it has to be simple and Lego-style.
** Or the writers don't understand proper genetics and legitimately believe they work like that.
* '''Lampshaded''': "Really? Instant wings, just add bird DNA? That's how genetics work now?"
* '''Invoked''': ???
* '''Exploited''': The resident MadScientist takes advantage of the ease with which genetic traits evidently can be transferred by genetically engineering MixAndMatchCritters to do his bidding.
* '''Defied''': "No, no, no, you can't just magically acquire wings by squirting bird DNA around. Also, ew."
* '''Discussed''': "Where'd I get my wings? Well, from bird DNA of course!"
* '''Conversed''': "Are we really expected to believe there's suddenly exactly one 'wing gene' in birds that you can just stick in a person with no horribly deformed consequences?"
* '''Deconstructed''': Genetic splicing experiments rarely creates anything viable, and when it does, the results are horribly twisted abominations.
* '''Reconstructed''': Sarah is one of the only subjects of DNA experimentation to form correctly, and the experimenters value her very highly.
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