| Power Absorption
Arthur Petrelli (Heroes) steals Peter's powers
Steal the powers of others
The power to steal some or all of the powers from others and make them one’s own. Sub-power of Superpower Manipulation, variation of Absorption. Not to be confused with Power Negation or Power Replication.
- Ability Absorption
- Ability Stealing
- Ability Theft
- Power Stealer
- Power Theft
The user can steal others powers, usually this is temporary and the victims naturally regain their lost power, but some users may be able to steal powers permanently.
- May be constantly active.
- May need touch.
- Useless if there are no other people with powers.
- Ability weaknesses may also be transferred.
- May be unable to control absorbed abilities.
- May have to kill the original user to steal the power.
- Cannot Absorb Omnipotence, Omnipresence or Omniscience.
- May be limited to beings that are relatively similar to the user.
- User cannot absorb powers that are linked to basic anatomy.
Kevin Levin (Ben 10) after absorbing energy from the Ultimatrix.
Severin (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) possesses the power to drain the powers of mystical beings such as vampires and Slayers.
Aggregor (Ben 10) drains the powers of a Geochelone Aerio.
Sister Nicci (Legend of the Seeker) absorbs Sister Ulcia's Han gaining her powers.
Through an unknown process, Blackbeard (One Piece) extracted the power of the Gura Gura no Mi from Whitebeard.
Drake Sypher (Loonatics Unleashed) can steal both the superpowers and natural abilities of anyone he touches, but those whose powers he absorbs can steal them back by touching him.
Rogue (Marvel) - moment when Rogue absorbs the powers of Miss Marvel (X-Men Legacy)
Super-Z or Zorina is portrayed by Chin-Chin Gutierrez and has the ability to absorb powers from anyone who has an super power ability.
Chrollo uses the abilities he has stolen
As Nodt (Bleach) like other Quincies are able to steal the Bankai or Shinigami
Eames (Charmed) absorbs Vivian's power after of killing her with a athame
Using this power, Cell (Dragonball Z) was able to gain abilities such as flight, energy manipulation, and regeneration.