I know that physical transformations are impossible so I can guess the answer but is it possible to awaken dormant traits? What I mean is if someone was short, the majority of their family were tall implying a possibly dormant trait, and this person wasn't done growing could they artificially trigger this dormant trait in any way? Even though this would be awakening an already existing trait within them I'm guessing like changing your appearance, form, etc... it's impossible if only because it's beyond our understanding.
first of all this is VERY dangerous, we have A LOT of dormant traits and allot of them are bad so through evolution we lost them but they are still there ... but if you find a way to awaken a dormant gene you must (as long as it's not out there like 4 arms) awaken it before puberty for you body to change, that is implying that height is a dormant gene which i doubt
If you want to awaking a gene like having 4 arms then you have to do it while the baby is a embryo
Re: Dormant Traits
By: Brysing Moderator / Adept Jan 14, 2013
Post # 3
If you are extremely short,then medical science can help. Talk to your doctor. There is no spell that will help you grow.Magic doesn't work like that; no matter what you may read on this site!
There is also surgery to make longer legs.(But the torso would remain the same size!)
I was using height an as example as I'm too old to possibly trigger that trait and I'm what I believe is average height, which I'm happy with. I don't know what traits humans posses that might be dormant but honestly their is a trait I would love to have triggered in the past but I suspect I'm too old. I just wondered if this was even considered remotely possible as it is definitely beyond me.
Eturner, magick can not make us grow it can not transform it can not change our DNA and so on, but magick can solver little problems for us, i suggest you see a doctor and see what they say, you never know you might be in luck.
Wow, okay, so did anyone even read the post or are you all going by his Example that he was stating, he even re-posted that Height was only an example and there were still posts after that still did not address the actual post itself. Sorry, but it kind of bothers me if your going to comment on a post then it would be nice to fully read the post. Just saying.
And to eturner, I do agree that you can not change your traits or genes with spells. What kind of dormant gene do you think you have that you were hoping to awaken?
Re: Dormant Traits
By: AwakeTooLong / Knowledgeable Jan 15, 2013
Post # 9
Unfortunately attempting to trigger a recessive gene that you have not already displayed, especially by adulthood, is rather impossible. You've already got the dominant gene within your DNA makeup, and for the most part your genetic code is somewhat "hardwired." Some natural variations can occur in response to environmental stimuli and so forth, but this primarily has to do with nutrition, mental/emotional stresses, etc.