A magical ability is a manifestation of magic that is innate to a particular person or bloodline. These unique abilities are incredibly rare, even in bloodlines in which they do appear, and manifest as a form of wandless magic. Uniquely, these abilities are not considered to be a type of spell, but rather pure magical energy which manifests itself uniquely under certain circumstances. It is currently unknown what causes these abilities to manifest within certain people or bloodlines. It should be noted, however, that just because a magical ability manifests within a person doesn't mean he or she received it through a genetic connection in their past, nor does it guarantee they will pass on the trait.