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The ability to eliminate the powers of others. Sub-power of Superpower Manipulation. Opposite to Power Bestowal and Power Restoration.

Also Called

  • Ability Erasure
  • Ability/Power Extraction/Deletion/Removal/Stripping


The user can eliminate/remove the supernatural powers of others.



  • May become inflicted/infected with target's emotions.
  • Some may be immune.
  • Power Restoration can reverse this power's effects.
  • May have a limited distance/amount of targets, including touch only.
  • May be temporary.

Known Users


  • Alex (Misfits); via sexual intercourse
  • Arthur Petrelli (Heroes); via Power Absorption
  • Tommy Clark (Heroes Reborn); via Power Absorption
  • Jordan Collier (The 4400)
  • Power Brokers (Charmed)
  • Bianca (Charmed)
  • The Tribunal (Charmed)
  • Witches and warlocks (Charmed); via Spell Casting and Potions
  • Margaret Isobel Thoreaux (Smallville)
  • Castiel (Supernatural)
  • Miranda (Twitches)
  • Professor Crumbs (Wizards of Waverly Place)
  • Wizards (Wizards of Waverly Place)
  • Water Dragon (Mako Mermaids)


  • Yhwach (Bleach)
  • Kūgo Ginjō (Bleach)
  • Ichibei Hyosube (Bleach)
  • Users of the Quincy medallion (Bleach); by removing a target's bankai
  • Sakura Mikan (Gakuen Alice)
  • Truth (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • Scar (Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood); using a reverse transmutation circle originally devised by his brother, he stripped Father of his ability to control Alchemy in Amestris
  • Merlin (Seven Deadly Sins); via Absolute Cancel
  • Peggi (Tokyo ESP)
  • Enrico Pucci (Jojo's Bizarre Adventure); via Whitesnake
  • Josuke Higashikata (Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Part 8: JoJolion); via Soft & Wet
  • Shinichi Tamaki (Yamada-kun and the 7 Witches)
  • Shouta Aizawa (My Hero Academia)


  • Aang (Avatar: The Last Airbender); via Energybending
  • Amon (Avatar: The Legend of Korra); via Bloodbending
  • Lex Luthor (Justice League Unlimited); by Power Disruptor Ray
  • Ragtag (Static Shock)
  • Red Hulk (Marvel Comics); by absorbing the Gamma Radiation out of other gamma beings
  • Rex Salazar (Generator Rex); by deactivating the nanites in EVO's he can make them normal again
  • Nega Chin (Fairly Odd Parents)
  • Anti-Venom (Marvel Comics); by draining radiation-based powers
  • Rogue (Marvel Comics); via Power Absorption
  • Deathstorm (DC Comics); by removing the DNA that gave Captain Cold his Cryokinesis powers
  • Hades (Disney's Hercules); via Contract Bestowal

Known Objects

  • Power Disruptor Ray (Justice League Unlimited)
  • Power Stripping Potion (Charmed)
  • Anti-Promicin (The 4400)


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