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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 from 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 physical touch.
  • Useless if target doesn't have 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.
  • Two results following user's death:
    • The stolen powers return to their original owners.
    • The powers vanish out of existence.

Known Users

  • Peggi (Tokyo ESP)
  • 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)
  • Enrico Pucci (Jojo's Bizarre Adventure); via Whitesnake
  • Camille (Power Rangers Jungle Fury)
  • Majin Buu (Dragon Ball Z/GT)
  • 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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