Hybrid Mimicry

Hybrid Mimicry – The ability to take on the form and/or characteristics of a hybrid.

Comic book characters often display Heterosis i.e. hybrid vigor i.e. outbreeding enhancement and have powers the parents did not have.

Hybrid corn is an example of heterosis.

Hybrid Mimicry-0-Corn Example

Namor (Marvel) has winged feet that allow him to fly, unlike either of his parents, is amphibious and has strength greater than a normal Atlantean or human (Annual Fantastic Four #1).

Hybrid Mimicry-1-Namor the Submariner-Annual Fantastic Four #1 (1963)

Spock has extreme logic of Vulcans but also seems to have more insight than Vulcans in general and this may be due to his human heritage (Who’s Who in Star Trek #2).

Hybrid Mimicry-2-Spock-Who's Who in Star Trek #2 (1987)

Voodoo (Wildstorm) has many powers due to her hybrid physiology (WildCATs Adventures Sourcebook).

Hybrid Mimicry-3-Voodoo-WildCATs Adventures Sourcebook

Heterosis is not a major plot device in the Dungeons and Dragons universe. The following are examples of hybrids in the D&D universe including Cambions (D&D 4th Edition – Monster Manual 3), Half Elves (D&D 4th Edition – Monster Manual 2), and Half-Orcs (D&D 4th Edition – Monster Manual 2).




Hybrid Mimicry-D&D-Cambion-D&D 4th Edition - Monster Manual 3

Hybrid Mimicry-D&D-Half Elf-D&D 4th Edition - Monster Manual 2 (2)

Hybrid Mimicry-D&D-Half-Orc-D&D 4th Edition - Monster Manual 2

The Orange Werefox is the product of a Homo sapien father and a modern Homo erectus mother. The Orange Werefox inherited HKP and tetrachromatic vision from his mother.

Half-Dragon – TSR 2158 Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume 2


Neo-Orog – TSR 2166 Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume 3


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