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"Every living thing you consume makes you stronger. You take their shapes, and you take their memories."
― Alex Mercer to James Heller, Prototype 2

The ability to evolve by absorbing and consuming. Variation of Evolution.

Also Called

  • Absorption/Biological/Consumptive/Digestive/Organic Evolution


The user can absorb organic biomass and gain the abilities, traits, attributes and physiologies of the being the biomass was from. They can assimilate in order to survive anything.





  • Certain biomasses that may be un-absorbable.
  • May need to absorb certain amount of biomass regularly, or risk devolution.
  • May only have certain traits until new ones are absorbed, especially if the new trait renders the previous one obsolete.

Known Users


  • Mogwais (Gremlins); evolve if consuming after midnight or if injected with genetic material
  • The Creeper (Jeepers Creepers)
  • The Thing (John Carpenter's The Thing)


Live Action TV

  • Krillitanes (Doctor Who)


  • Aptom (Bio-Booster Armor Guyver)
  • Aaroniero Arruruerie (Bleach)
  • Hollows (Bleach)
  • Cell (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Super Buu (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Franmalth (Fairy Tail)
  • Chimera Ants (Hunter x Hunter)
  • Goblin Rou (Re:Monster)
  • Shadow Dragons (Shadow Star Narutaru)
  • Ken Kaneki (Tokyo Ghoul)

Tabletop Games

  • Kroots (Warhammer 40,000)

Video Games

  • Aldrich, Devourer of Gods (Dark Souls III)
  • Alex Mercer (Prototype)
  • James Heller (Prototype 2)
  • Riki (SaGa Frontier)
  • Zerg (StarCraft)
    • Primal Zerg
  • The Visitor (The Visitor)


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