A caped coder, though, would be great. I would love for a superhero to appear and reprogram all my electronic devices so they do what I want them to.
But seriously ...
The problem seems to lie with these two conflicting entries in LEO:
native (of) Adj. - gebürtig
a native of ... - aus ... stammend
Unless there's something I'm missing, that first one is surely just wrong, but it may be what led wiener g. astray.
Jurist explained it well; people are natives (n.) of a place, but plants are native (adj.) to a place.
Wait a minute, here's the problem -- it's just the 'of' in parentheses that's wrong? Because of course 'native' works as an adjective before a noun, as in 'native New Yorker' or 'native Berliner.'