- For a gallery of examples for Power Absorption, see here.
| Power Absorption
Arthur Petrelli (Heroes) steals Peter's powers
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.
- Ability Absorption
- Ability/Power Stealing
- Ability/Power Theft
The user can steal powers 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 touch.
- Useless if there are no other people with 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.
- 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)
- 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)
- Android 19 (Dragonball Z)
- Enrico Pucci (Jojo's Bizarre Adventure); via Whitesnake
- Camille (Power Rangers Jungle Fury)
- Android 20 (Dragonball Z)
- Cell (Dragonball Z)
- Majin Buu (Dragonball Z)
- 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)
- The Hollow (Charmed)
- Power-Sucking Athamés (Charmed)
- Spell/Potion to Call a Witch's Power (Charmed)
- Power Generator (Wizards of Waverly Place)