The power to
steal/absorb knowledge. Sub-power of Knowledge Manipulation. Variation of Absorption.
The user can steal/absorb selectively knowledge from others or objects such as books or computers, and store the taken knowledge within their own minds. By stealing the knowledge from the minds of others, they can leave their victims in a state of permanent dementia, or simply bestow a temporary lapse in memory.
Users of Psychic Shield are either immune or highly resistant.
May have to assimilate or consume another to obtain knowledge
Piccolo (Dragon Ball) uses an ancient technique to merge with Nail, gaining access to the latter's knowledge and memories.
Alucard (Hellsing) is able to gain access to the knowledge and memories of others by drinking their blood.
Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street) has acquired the knowledge and skills of his victims, such as martial arts talent, by absorbing their souls.
As an Osmosian, Kevin Levin (Ben 10) can absorb knowledge and memories through physical contact.
Alex Mercer (Prototype) can gain the knowledge, skills, and memories of others by consuming them.
A Seeker (Charmed) absorbs knowledge from a victim.
Cranial Disruption, Death's Head (Marvel Comics) can download an opponent's mind into himself, absorbing their knowledge, experience, tactics, and combat skills.
Brainiac (Smallville) in the process of absorbing information from the mind of his creator Dax-Ur.