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Power Absorption
Power Absorption
Arthur Petrelli (Heroes) steals Peter's powers, demonstrating electricity.

Power/Ability to:

Steal powers of others

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

Also Called

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


The user can steal powers from others, usually temporarily and the victims naturally regain their lost power, but some users may be able to steal powers permanently.





  • May be unable to use the absorbed powers.
  • May be constantly active.
  • May be limited to how much one can absorb.
  • May have limited range, including touch only.
  • May be need see the activation of the power.
  • Ability weaknesses may also be transferred.
  • May be unable to control absorbed abilities.
  • Cannot absorb Omnipotence, Omnipresence, Omniscience or other Omnipotent Powers.
  • 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.
  • Two results following user's death:
    • The stolen powers return to their original owners.
    • The powers vanish out of existence.

Known Users


  • Yuu Otosaka (Charlotte)
  • Shinichi Tamaki (Yamada-kun to Nana Nin no Majo)
  • Peggi (Tokyo ESP)
  • The Vandenreich (Bleach); via Medallion
  • Franmalth (Fairy Tail)
  • Yuka (Gakuen Alice)
  • Syrma (Mugen Souls Z)
  • Sakura Mikan (Gakuen Alice); also Power Negation
  • Chrollo Lucilfer (Hunter X Hunter)
  • Marshall D. Teach (One Piece); somehow developed a method to take Devil Fruit powers from dead users
  • Fūka (Naruto)
  • Hiruko (Naruto); through Chimera Technique
  • Momoshiki Ōtsutsuki (Naruto)
  • Mirei Kudō (Inō Battle wa Nichijō-kei no Naka de)

Western Animation/Comic

  • Drake Sypher (Loonatics Unleashed)
  • Black Alice (DC Comics)
  • Alexander Luthor (DC Comics); only the Earth 3 verison
  • Parasite (DC Comics)
  • Rogue (Marvel Comics)
  • Emplate (Marvel Comics)
  • Sebastian Shaw (Marvel Comics)
  • Amatsu-Mikaboshi (Marvel Comics)
  • The Master of Games (Teen Titans)
  • Severin (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Nine)
  • Osmosians (Ben 10/Ben 10: Alien Force/Ben 10 Ultimate Alien/Ben 10: Omniverse)
    • Kevin Levin
    • Aggregor
  • Enrico Pucci (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 6: Stone Ocean); via Whitesnake
  • Kelpie (American Dragon: Jake Long)
  • Lord Tirek (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • Master Chen (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu); via Staff of Elements
  • Aviarius (Kim Possible); via Power staff
  • The Gnome (The Powerpuff Girls)


  • Kai Parker (The Vampire Diaries)
  • Athena Browning a.k.a. Penelope Gardiner (Witches of East End)
  • Werewolves (Teen Wolf)
  • Super-Z (Krystala TV Series)
  • Witches (Charmed); via Spell Casting
  • Warlocks (Charmed); via Post-Mortem Power Absorption
  • Zankou (Charmed)
  • The Dogan (Charmed)
  • Sisters of the Dark (Legend of the Seeker/Sword of Truth)
  • The Quillion (Sword of Truth)
  • The Dacra (Legend of the Seeker)
  • Arthur Petrelli (Heroes)
  • Tommy Clark (Heroes Reborn)
  • Camille (Power Rangers Jungle Fury)
  • Wiseman (Zatch Bell: the movie)
  • Darth Nihilus (Star Wars)
  • MegaMan (MegaMan series)
  • Sentinels (X-Men: Days of Future Past)
  • Hapax the Elder (Mighty Med)
  • The Annihilator (Mighty Med)



  • Makuta (BIONICLE)
  • Rahkshi (BIONICLE)
  • Kraata (BIONICLE)
  • Kirby (Kirby franchise)
  • Delsin Rowe (InFamous: Second Son)
  • Makuta Teridax (Bionicle)
  • Archangel (person) (Paradox Saga)
  • Shinnok (Mortal Kombat)

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