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「精霊の力を封印できるだなんて規格外の能力、持っているのはこの世にあなた一人だけよ。ーーそのあなたが嫌だと言うのだもの。もうどうしようもないじゃない」

Hi. What is the function of the だなんて? I know we can use this phrase as in 明日からフランスに行くだなんてうらやましいです。to bring up something unexpected or to re-quote what you have found out with surprise.
But in the op case, だなんて is followed by a noun, not an adjective indicating some emotion. So how should I understand the だなんて?
Thank you.
 

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Yes, your question is reasonable. It's indeed ungrammatical. Strictly speaking, it should be 精霊の力を封印できるなんていう規格外の能力 or 精霊の力を封印できるだなんて、そんな規格外の能力, but it would be understandable so enough.
 

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なんて is as an adverbial particle, so the clause works as an adverb. Any adjectives are not omitted.

なんて の解説
[副助]《副助詞「など」に格助詞「と」の付いた「などと」の音変化》名詞、名詞に準じる語、活用語の終止形に付く。
1 ある事物を例示して、それを軽んじたり、婉曲 (えんきょく) に言ったりする意を表す。なんか。…などということは。「手伝いなんてできるか」「本気にするなんてばかね」


As for なんていう, this is a colloquial form of などという, which modifies 規格外の能力.
 

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Yes, だ is optional for verbs/adjectives.
 

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