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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. Not to be confused with Power Negation or Power Replication.

Also Called

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

Capabilities

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

Manga/Anime

  • Yuu Otosaka (Charlotte)
  • Shinichi Tamaki (Yamada-kun to Nana Nin no Majo)
  • Peggi (Tokyo ESP)
  • The Vandenreich (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)
  • Marshall D. Teach (One Piece); somehow developed a method to take Devil Fruit powers from dead users
  • Ban (Nanatsu no Taizai)
  • Fūka (Naruto)
  • Hiruko (Naruto); through Chimera Technique
  • Momoshiki Ōtsutsuki (Naruto)

Western Animation/Comic

  • Drake Sypher (Loonatics Unleashed)
  • Black Alice (DC Comics)
  • Parasite (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
    • Aggregor
  • Enrico Pucci (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 6: Stone Ocean); via Whitesnake
  • Kelpie (American Dragon: Jake Long)
  • Lord Tirek (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • Master Chen (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu); via Staff of Elements
  • Karai (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2003 TV series)

Film/Television

  • Kai Parker (The Vampire Diaries)
  • Athena Browning a.k.a. Penelope Gardiner (Witches of East End)
  • Werewolves (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)
  • Camille (Power Rangers Jungle Fury)
  • Wiseman (Zatch Bell: the movie)
  • Darth Nihilus (Star Wars)
  • MegaMan (MegaMan series)
  • Sentinels (X-Men: Days of Future Past)
  • Hapax the Elder (Mighty Med)
  • The Annihilator (Mighty Med)

Game

  • Makuta (BIONICLE)
  • Rahkshi (BIONICLE)
  • Kraata (BIONICLE)
  • Kirby (Kirby franchise)
  • Delsin Rowe (InFamous: Second Son)
  • Makuta Teridax (Bionicle)
  • Archangel (person) (Paradox Saga)
  • Shinnok (Mortal Kombat)

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