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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, 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 the user cannot use the absorbed powers.
  • 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 Omnipotence, Omnipresence, 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)
  • Rogue (Marvel)
  • 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)
  • Osmosians (Ben 10/Ben 10: Alien Force/Ben 10 Ultimate Alien/Ben 10: Omniverse)
    • Kevin Levin
    • Aggregor
  • Sisters of the Dark (Legend of the Seeker/Sword of Truth)
  • The Quillion (Sword of Truth)
  • The Dacra (Legend of the Seeker)
  • Makuta (BIONICLE)
  • Rahkshi (BIONICLE)
  • Kraata (BIONICLE)
  • Arthur Petrelli (Heroes)
  • Kirby (Kirby franchise)
  • Enrico Pucci (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 6: Stone Ocean); via Whitesnake
  • Camille (Power Rangers Jungle Fury)
  • Wiseman (Zatch Bell: the movie)
  • Darth Nihilus (Star Wars)
  • MegaMan (MegaMan series)
  • Sakura Mikan (Gakuen Alice); also Power Negation
  • Delsin Rowe (InFamous: Second Son)
  • Makuta Teridax (Bionicle)
  • Archangel (person) (Paradox Saga)
  • The Hollow (Charmed)
  • Warlocks (Charmed)
  • Zankou (Charmed)
  • The Dogan (Charmed)
  • Chrollo Lucilfer (Hunter X Hunter)
  • Marshall D. Teach (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)
  • Hiruko (Naruto: Shippuden); through Chimera Technique
  • Athena Browning a.k.a. Penelope Gardiner (Witches of East End)
  • Werewolves (Teen Wolf)
  • Emplate (Marvel)
  • Amatsu-Mikaboshi (Marvel)
  • Shinichi Tamaki (Yamada-kun to Nana Nin no Majo)
  • Kai Parker (The Vampire Diaries)
  • Kelpie (American Dragon: Jake Long)
  • Lord Tirek (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • Chen (Ninjago); via Staff of Elements

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