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Power Absorption
Arthur power stealing
Arthur Petrelli (Heroes) steals Peter's powers

Power/Ability to:

Steal powers of others

The power to steal powers from others. Sub-power of Superpower Manipulation, variation of Absorption. Not to be confused with Power Negation or Power Replication.

Also Called

  • Ability Absorption
  • Ability/Power Stealing
  • Ability/Power Theft


The user can steal powers others, 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 OmnipotenceOmnipresence or Omniscience.
  • May be limited to beings that are relatively similar to the user.
  • User cannot absorb powers that are linked to basic anatomy.
  • Cannot steal any power from those with Power Absorption Immunity.

Known Users

  • Black Alice (DC Comics)
  • The Vandenreich (Bleach) via Medallion
  • Franmalth (Fairy Tail)
  • Yuka (Gakuen Alice)
  • Parasite (DC Comics)
  • Syrma (Mugen Souls Z)
  • The Master of Games (Teen Titans)
  • Severin (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Nine)
  • Kevin Levin (Ben 10/Ben 10: Alien Force/Ben 10 Ultimate Alien/Ben 10: Omniverse)
    • Ultimate Kevin
    • Kevin 11
    • Kevin 11,000
  • Aggregor (Ben 10/Ben 10: Alien Force/Ben 10 Ultimate Alien/Ben 10: Omniverse)
    • Ultimate Aggregor
  • Sisters of the Dark (Legend of the Seeker/Sword of Truth)
  • The Quillion (Sword of Truth)
  • The Dacra (Legend of the Seeker)
  • Rogue (X-Men)
  • Osmosians (Ben 10/Ben 10: Alien Force/Ben 10 Ultimate Alien/Ben 10: Omniverse)
  • Makuta (BIONICLE)
  • Rahkshi (BIONICLE)
  • Kraata (BIONICLE)
  • Arthur Petrelli (Heroes)
  • Kirby (Kirby franchise)
  • Android 19 (Dragonball Z)
  • Enrico Pucci (Jojo's Bizarre Adventure); via Whitesnake
  • Camille (Power Rangers Jungle Fury)
  • Android 20 (Dragonball Z)
  • Cell (Dragonball Z)
  • Majin Buu (Dragonball Z)
  • Wiseman (Zatch Bell: the movie)
  • Darth Nihilus (Star Wars)
  • Delsin Rowe (InFamous: Second Son)
  • Makuta Teridax (Bionicle)
  • Archangel (person) (Paradox Saga)
  • MegaMan (MegaMan series)
  • Sakura Mikan (Gakuen Alice); also Power Negation
  • The Hollow (Charmed)
  • Warlocks (Charmed)
  • Zankou (Charmed)
  • The Dogan (Charmed)
  • Chrollo Lucilfer (Hunter X Hunter)
  • The Source of all Evil (Charmed); after summoning the Hollow
  • Piper Halliwell (Charmed); after summoning the Hollow
  • Phoebe Halliwell (Charmed); after summoning the Hollow
  • Paige Matthews (Charmed); after summoning the Hollow
  • Christy Jenkins (Charmed); after summoning the Hollow
  • Billie Jenkins (Charmed); after summoning the Hollow
  • Devil (Charmed); the Hollow was forced to him, by the Source of all Evil
  • Cole Turner (Charmed)- after taking in the Hollow
  • Blackbeard Pirates (One Piece); somehow developed a method to take Devil Fruit powers from dead users
  • Drake Sypher (Loonatics Unleashed)
  • Super-Z (Krystala TV Series)
  • Ban (Nanatsu no Taizai)
  • Zac Blakely (Mako: Island of Secrets); using the Trident to take moonlight magic
  • Athena Browning a.k.a. Penelope Gardiner (Witches of East End)

Known Objects

  • The Hollow (Charmed)
  • Power-Sucking Athamés (Charmed)
  • Spell/Potion to Call a Witch's Power (Charmed)
  • Power Generator (Wizards of Waverly Place)

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