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* In ''Literature/TheWitchlands'', the only way to gain magic on the eponymous continent is to be born with it, and children of witches are likely to be witches as well. The one exception to that is [[{{Seer}} Sightwitchery]], which can't be passed on and is only acquired by communing with goddess Sirmaya.

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* ''ComicBook/WonderWoman1987'': Circe passes on her magic through genetics to her daughter Lyta, implying she's one of the ''Homo Magi''.


* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' differentiates between "magical witches," who are part of the witch subspecies and are born with magical powers, and "witch practitioners" who aren't born with powers but can study witchcraft to limited effect.

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* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' ''Series/{{Charmed|1998}}'' differentiates between "magical witches," who are part of the witch subspecies and are born with magical powers, and "witch practitioners" who aren't born with powers but can study witchcraft to limited effect.


* The girls in [Literature/TheWitchesOfKarres] are a member of a witch species.

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* The girls in [Literature/TheWitchesOfKarres] Literature/TheWitchesOfKarres are a member of a witch species.


* The girls in [[Literature/TheWitchesOfKarres]] are a member of a witch species.

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* The girls in [[Literature/TheWitchesOfKarres]] are a member of a witch species.


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** The Black Mages from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' were manufactured in Alexandria as weapons, and are said many times to look just like humans, though we never actually get to see one's face.

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** The page image is of the Black Mages from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'', who were manufactured in Alexandria as weapons, and are said many times to look just like humans, humans underneath, though we never actually get to see one's face.

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* ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureJojolion'': The Rock Humans are a humanoid species that can turn to stone at will and live for hundreds of years. More importantly, 95% of Rock Humans are [[FightingSpirit Stand]] users, an attribute that's incredibly rare in ordinary humans. We don't have exact numbers for ordinary humans' stand use ratios, but there are few enough that human stand users can hide behind TheMasquerade.


* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' has magical rituals that can be used by anyone, but there's a form of innate magic that's passed down matrilineally (inherited from the mother). The divide usually comes down between wizards (capable of throwing about truly powerful magic) and practitioners (have an inner reserve of power, but usually capable of only minor workings). Such a law is at the heart of ''White Night'', as [[spoiler: it turns out members of the White Court are trying to wipe out female practitioners so that inherited magic goes extinct within a few generations]].

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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' has magical rituals that can be used by anyone, but there's a form of innate magic that's passed down matrilineally (inherited from the mother). The divide usually comes down between wizards (capable of throwing about truly powerful magic) and practitioners (have an inner reserve of power, but usually capable of only minor workings). Such a law is at the heart of ''White Night'', ''Literature/WhiteNight'', as [[spoiler: it turns out members of the White Court are trying to wipe out female practitioners so that inherited magic goes extinct within a few generations]].


* ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' witches are an especial case of supernatural creatures, albeit very humanoid and have cat familiars that grant them powers. The familiar only works with supernatural creatures such as witches and ghosts (like Slimmer).

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' witches are an especial case of supernatural creatures, albeit very humanoid and have cat familiars that grant them powers. The familiar only works with supernatural creatures such as witches and ghosts (like Slimmer).Slimer).


* ''WesterbAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' has the stereotyed "witchy" race of the Nightsisters on StarWarsDathomir, who appear to be naturally force-sensitive.

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* ''WesterbAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' has the stereotyed "witchy" race of the Nightsisters on StarWarsDathomir, Dathomir, who appear to be naturally force-sensitive.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' franchise, villains Charmcaster and Hex are humans from a pocket dimension where everyone is magically inclined. Just how much of an advantage they have magically over regular humans is uncertain. While Gwen is able to use magic very easily after stealing Charmcaster's spellbook and studying it, it's later revealed that she's actually [[HalfHumanHybrid 1/4 Annodite], an alien species that's literally made out of magic.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' franchise, villains Charmcaster and Hex are humans from a pocket dimension where everyone is magically inclined. Just how much of an advantage they have magically over regular humans is uncertain. While Gwen is able to use magic very easily after stealing Charmcaster's spellbook and studying it, it's later revealed that she's actually [[HalfHumanHybrid 1/4 Annodite], Annodite]], an alien species that's literally made out of magic.


* ''Manga/SasamiMagicalGirlsClub'' has a species of witches that live in an alternate dimension. The {{Magical Girl}}s are stated to be the product of interbreeding between the witches and the humans, and are almost regarded as a separate race with powers different from normal witches. The show also plays around with the AlwaysFemale aspect of the trope by stating that there are Magical Boys but that they are very rare.

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* ''Manga/SasamiMagicalGirlsClub'' ''Anime/SasamiMagicalGirlsClub'' has a species of witches that live in an alternate dimension. The {{Magical Girl}}s are stated to be the product of interbreeding between the witches and the humans, and are almost regarded as a separate race with powers different from normal witches. The show also plays around with the AlwaysFemale aspect of the trope by stating that there are Magical Boys but that they are very rare.



* ''Film/SeventhSon'': In the film, witches are not the same species as humans, although they look the same and can have children with them.

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* ''Film/SeventhSon'': ''Film/SeventhSon2015'': In the film, witches are not the same species as humans, although they look the same and can have children with them.

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* ''Series/ChillingAdventuresOfSabrina'' combines both this trope and the original DealWithTheDevil-style witches: while witches and warlocks are treated like a different species, they unlock their full potential through a BloodOath to serve [[{{Satan}} the Dark Lord]].


** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'', sorceresses are women who bear (according to legend) a piece of the [[EnigmaticEmpoweringEntity ancient god Hyne's]] powers, and are the only people in the setting who can use magic naturally. While [[VancianMagic artificial methods]] of using magic exist, they are less powerful than sorceress magic. Sorceresses are not born with their powers, but they are instead born with the potential to inherit the power of other sorceresses, and pass their powers on before their death - only a woman born with the potential to become a sorceress can inherit a dying sorceress's power.

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** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'', sorceresses [[LadyOfBlackMagic sorceresses]] are women who bear (according to legend) a piece of the [[EnigmaticEmpoweringEntity ancient god Hyne's]] powers, and are the only people in the setting who can use magic naturally. While [[VancianMagic artificial methods]] of using magic exist, they are less powerful than sorceress magic. Sorceresses are not born with their powers, but they are instead born with the potential to inherit the power of other sorceresses, and pass their powers on before their death - only a woman born with the potential to become a sorceress can inherit a dying sorceress's power.

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