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

Also Called

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

Capabilities

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

Applications

Variations

Associations

Limitations

  • 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.
  • May need to fulfill certain requirements in order to absorb a power
  • A power may no longer be useable if the original user of the absorbed power dies.
  • Ability weaknesses can 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 absorb any power from those with Power Absorption Immunity, Power Anchoring or Singularity.
  • Users of Indomitable Will may be resistant.
  • Two results following user's death:
    • The stolen powers return to their original owners.
    • The powers vanish out of existence.
  • May gain only weakened variations of others' powers.
  • Absorbing too much power may be fatal if the users body normally is not as strong as the target.

Known Users

Manga/Anime

  • Seiji Noumi/Dusk Taker (Accel World); in his Brain Burst form
  • Yuu Otosaka (Charlotte)
  • Shinichi Tamaki (Yamada-kun to Nana Nin no Majo)
  • Peggi (Tokyo ESP)
  • Yhwach (Bleach)
  • Wandenreich (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)
  • Blackbeard Pirates (One Piece); somehow developed a method to take Devil Fruit powers from dead users
  • Enrico Pucci (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 6: Stone Ocean); via Whitesnake
  • Meltlilith (Nasuverse)
  • Red Thryssa (Tower of God)
  • Hell Joe (Tower of God); via Red Thryssa
  • Fūka (Naruto)
  • Hiruko (Naruto); via Chimera Technique
  • Momoshiki Ōtsutsuki (Naruto)
  • Superhuman Water (Dragon Ball Super)
  • Mirei Kudō (Inō Battle wa Nichijō-kei no Naka de)
  • Enigma (Musaigen no Phanton World)
  • All For One (My Hero Academia)
  • Wiseman (Zatch Bell!)
  • Genshirou Saji (Highschool DxD)
  • Kurapika (Hunter x Hunter)

Literature

Video Games

  • Makuta (BIONICLE)
  • Rahkshi (BIONICLE)
  • Kraata (BIONICLE)
  • Dark Pit (Kid Icarus: Uprising)
  • Kirby (Kirby franchise)
  • Delsin Rowe (InFamous: Second Son)
  • Makuta Teridax (Bionicle)
  • Archangel (person) (Paradox Saga)
  • Shinnok (Mortal Kombat)
  • Calliope (Skylanders)
  • Prototypes/Evolved (Prototype series)
  • James Heller (Prototype 2)
  • Alex Mercer (Prototype)

Comics/Cartoons

  • Drake Sypher (Loonatics Unleashed)
  • Black Alice (DC Comics)
  • Parasite (DC Comics)
  • Absorbancy Boy/Earth-Man (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/Ultimate Kevin
    • Aggregor/Ultimate Aggregor
  • Kelpie (American Dragon: Jake Long)
  • Lord Tirek (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • Master Chen (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu); via Staff of Elements
  • Skylor (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • Aviarius (Kim Possible); via Power staff
  • The Gnome (The Powerpuff Girls)
  • Lois Lane (DC New 52); via gaining Superman (New 52)'s powers
  • Lana Lang (DC New 52); via gaining Superman (New 52)'s ability to absorb Yellow Solar Radiation
  • Cinder Fall (RWBY)
  • Leech (Static Shock)
  • The Seance (Umbrella Academy)
  • Alexander Luthor Jr (DC Comics); New 52 Earth 3

Film/Television

  • Kai Parker (The Vampire Diaries)
  • Siphoners (The Vampire Diaries)
  • Athena Browning/Penelope Gardiner (Witches of East End)
  • Jordan Collier (The 4400)
  • Werewolves (Teen Wolf)
  • Werecoyotes (Teen Wolf)
  • Belasko (Teen Wolf)
  • Malia Tate (Teen Wolf); via Belasko's claws
  • Theo Raeken (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)
  • Darth Nihilus (Star Wars)
  • MegaMan (MegaMan series)
  • Sentinels (X-Men: Days of Future Past)
  • Hapax the Elder (Mighty Med)
  • The Annihilator (Mighty Med)
  • Sara Kane (You Cast a Spell On Me); via a kiss with Matt Andover
  • Zip (Ace Lightning)
  • Snip (Ace Lightning)
  • Ace Killer (Ultraman series)

Known Objects

Gallery