The ability to absorb DNA and utilize it in some way. Sub-power of DNA Manipulation. Variation of Organic Absorption.

Also Called

  • DNA Assimilation


The user can absorb DNA/genetic information, while removing it from the source, into their body and use it in various ways, gaining some form of advantage, either by enhancing themselves, gaining the drained power, using it as power source etc., either temporarily or permanently.

Common advantage includes gaining targets skills, appearance, and powers if they have innate ones.




  • May be limited to how much one can absorb.
  • May have limited range, including touch only.
  • May gain the physical weaknesses of their targets eg. if the user absorbed the DNA of a Fire Mimic then they would have an aversion to water and ice
  • May be affected by target's personality.
  • Users of Genelessness are immune.

Known Users

  • Animorphs (Animorphs)
  • Andalites (Animorphs)
  • Sayonaki Tooru/Vlad (Aria the Scarlet Ammo)
  • Millennium Earl (D.Gray-Man)
  • Zeiram (Iria: Zeiram the Animation)
  • Dark Star (Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story)
  • Genestealers (Warhammer 40k)
  • Maggie Nelson (Mosaic)
  • Alex Mercer (Prototype)
  • James Heller (Prototype 2)
  • Kikliss (Saga of the Seven Suns)
  • Cassandra Nova (Marvel Comics)
  • Lavos (Chrono Trigger)
  • Osmosians (Ben 10 Series)
    • Kevin Levin
    • Aggregor
  • Daleks (Doctor Who)
  • Orga (Godzilla 2000)
  • Destoroyah (Godzilla)

Known Objects

  • Escafil device (Animorphs)