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.
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).
Voodoo (Wildstorm) has many powers due to her hybrid physiology (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).
Half-Dragon – TSR 2158 Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume 2
Neo-Orog – TSR 2166 Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume 3
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