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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/Assimilation/Draining/Siphoning/Stealing/Theft
  • Power Assimilation/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

  • Ability weaknesses can also be transferred.
  • Cannot absorb Omnipotence, Omnipresence, Omniscience or other Omnipotent Powers.
  • User cannot absorb powers that are linked to basic anatomy.
  • Cannot absorb any power from those with Power Absorption Immunity, Power Anchoring or Singularity.
  • Two results following user's death:
    • The stolen powers return to their original owners.
    • The powers vanish out of existence.
  • 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.
  • Power may no longer be usable if the original user of the absorbed power dies.
  • May not be able to choose which power they can absorb.
  • May be unable to control absorbed abilities.
  • May be limited to beings that are relatively similar to the user.
  • Users of Indomitable Will may be resistant.
  • 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.
  • Physical powers, like Multiple Arms and Multiple Eyes, may be painful to absorb.

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
  • Monkey guy (Denma); via Energy Adjustment and Transmission Quanx ability
  • Yellow hair (Denma); via Energy Transferal Quanx ability
  • 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 VI: Stone Ocean); via Whitesnake
  • Ken Oyanagi (Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Part IV: Diamond is Unbreakable); via Boy II Man
  • 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)
  • Boruto Uzumaki (Boruto: Naruto Next Generations)
  • 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)
  • Oudo Miyakonojou (Medaka Box); via Unreasonable Taxation

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)
  • Thanos (Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite)
  • Shinnok (Mortal Kombat)
  • Calliope (Skylanders)
  • Prototypes/Evolved (Prototype series)
  • James Heller (Prototype 2)
  • Alex Mercer (Prototype)

Comics/Cartoons

  • Titan Tails (Archie’s Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Drake Sypher (Loonatics Unleashed)
  • Black Alice (DC Comics)
  • Parasite (DC Comics)
  • Absorbancy Boy/Earth-Man (DC Comics)
  • Alexander Luthor Jr (DC Comics); New 52 Earth 3
  • 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
  • Rogue (Marvel Comics)
  • Emplate (Marvel Comics)
  • Ahura Boltagon (Marvel Comics)
  • Sebastian Shaw (Marvel Comics)
  • Amatsu-Mikaboshi (Marvel Comics)
  • Legion/David Haller (Marvel Comics); his personas
  • The Master of Games (Teen Titans)
  • Severin (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Nine)
  • Osmosians (Ben 10 series)
    • Kevin Levin/Ultimate Kevin
    • Aggregor/Ultimate Aggregor
  • Michael Morningstar (Ben 10)
  • Kelpie (American Dragon: Jake Long)
  • 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)
  • Cinder Fall (RWBY)
  • Leech (Static Shock)
  • The Seance (Umbrella Academy)
  • Meat Sweats (Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)

Television/Movies

  • Siphoners (The Vampire Diaries)
    • Josie Saltzman
    • Lizzie Saltzman
  • Vampire-Witches (The Vampire Diaries)
    • Malachai Parker
    • Valerie Tulle
    • Beau
    • Mary Louise
    • Nora
    • Malcolm
    • Oscar
  • 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)
  • Apocalypse (X-Men Apocalypse)
  • 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)
  • Ian Haskell (Haven)
  • Ace Killer (Ultraman series)
  • Clifford DeVoe (The Flash)
  • Music Meister (The Flash)

Known Objects

  • The Transistor (Transistor)
  • Third Prana (Sidekicks)
  • The Hollow (Charmed)
  • Power-Sucking Athame (Charmed)
  • The Trident Stone (Mako Mermaids)
  • Balcoin Medallion (The Secret Circle)
  • Sun Chi Lantern (Xiaolin Showdown)
  • Time Blades/Chronosteel (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • Blue Crystal (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • Soul Gem (Marvel Comics)
  • Ascalon (Ben 10: Ultimate Alien)
  • Sorceror's Hat (Once Upon a Time)
  • Morphogenesis Exoskeleton (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1987)

Gallery

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Anime/Manga

Live Television/Movies

Video Games

Web Series

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