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The power to absorb souls and utilize them in some way. Sub-power of Soul Manipulation. Variation of Absorption.

Also Called

  • Soul/Spirit Collection/Consumption/Draining/Harvesting/Robbery/Stealing/Theft

Capabilities

User can absorb souls, while removing them from the source, into their body and use it in various ways, gaining some form of advantage, either by enhancing themselves, gaining the drained power, using it as power source etc., either temporarily or permanently.

Common advantages include adding the target's skills and abilities to users, or using the absorbed souls to augment user's own powers.

Applications

Associations

Limitations

  • May be limited to how much one can absorb.
  • May have a limit for how many souls one can contain.
  • May have limited range, including touch only.
  • May have to continually absorb souls to survive.
  • Soulless beings are immune.
  • May only be able to absorb certain kinds of souls, such as those belonging to supernatural beings.
  • Users of Soul Restoration, Absolute Restoration/Flawless Restoration can restore the souls of others.
  • Users of Soul Anchoring are immune.

Known Users

See Also: Your Soul Is Mine.

Manga/Anime

  • Arrancar (Bleach)
  • Bounts (Bleach)
  • Hollows (Bleach)
  • Muramasa (Bleach)
  • Yhwach (Bleach)
  • Millennium Earl (D.Gray-Man)
  • Franmalth (Fairy Tail)
  • Father (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • Vampires (Hellsing)
  • Kikyo (InuYasha)
  • Enrico Pucci (Jojo's Bizarre Adventure); via Whitesnake
  • Demons (Kuroshitsuji)
  • Demons (Nanatsu no Taizai)
  • Nagato (Naruto); via the Human Path
  • Hadou Gods (Shinza Bansho)
  • Soul Eater Evans (Soul Eater)
  • Saigyou Ayakashi (Touhou Project)
  • Holy Grail vessels (TYPE-MOON)
  • D (Vampire Hunter D)
  • Left Hand (Vampire Hunter D)
  • Kaito Tenjo (Yu-Gi-Oh Zexal); via Photon hand
  • Gouki (YuYu Hakusho)
  • Shishiwakamaru (YuYu Hakusho)
  • Yu Kaito (YuYu Hakasho)
  • Younger Toguro (YuYu Hakusho)

Television/Film

  • Soul Eaters (Angel)
  • The Beast (Angel)
  • Liss Hubble (Angel: After the Fall)
  • Kathy Newman (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Mok'tugar Demons (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Donna Gilchrist (Being Human)
  • Angel of Death (Charmed)
  • Guardian Demons (Charmed)
  • Soul Collectors (Charmed)
  • Lord Marshal Zhylaw (The Chronicles of Riddick)
  • Morgan Sinclair (The Curse of King Tut's Tomb)
  • Set (The Curse of King Tut's Tomb)
  • Ogdru Jahad (Hellboy/BPRD)
  • Alexia (Los Protegidos)
  • Stephanie (My Babysitter's a Vampire); via Symbol Magic and Spell Casting
  • Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street)
  • Splitface (Power Rangers Samurai)
  • Halloween Hound (Spooky Buddies); via Howl Breath
  • Darth Vitiate (Star Wars Legends); via Ritual of Nathema
  • Castiel (Supernatural)
  • The Darkness/Amara (Supernatural)
  • Migar Prisoners (Tracker)
  • Darkness (Twitches)
  • Arcadius (The Vampire Diaries)
  • Kavaxas (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2012)
  • The Beldum (Coraline)

Comics/Cartoons

  • D'Hoffryn (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Trigon (DC Comics)
  • Blackheart (Marvel Comics)
  • Selene (Marvel Comics)
  • Walker (Marvel Comics)
  • Legion (Marvel Comics)
  • Mephisto (Marvel Comics)
  • Shuma-Gorath (Marvel Comics)
  • Zarathos (Marvel Comics)
  • Spawn (Image Comics)
  • Knuckles the Echidna/Enerjak of Dark Mobius (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Soulvex (Undertaker comics)
  • Keradon The Soulbender (Wetworks)
  • The Darkness (Witchblade/Top Cow)
  • Jackie Estacado (Witchblade/Top Cow)
  • Hunson Abadeer (Adventure Time)
  • Marceline Abadeer (Adventure Time)
  • Jasmine (American Dragon: Jake Long)
  • Charmcaster (Ben 10)
  • Demongo (Samurai Jack)
  • Spirit Drinker (X-Men: The Animated Series)
  • Nadakhan (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu); via Djinn Blade
  • Skylor (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)

Literature

Video Games

  • Sergei (Asura's Wrath)
  • The Gohma (Asura's Wrath)
  • Edward Richtofen (Call of Duty: Black Ops III); via Summoning Key.
  • Soma Cruz (Castlevania)
  • Undead Imaginators (Skylanders)
  • Dante (Dante's Inferno)
  • Vulgrim (Darksiders)
  • Jedah Dohma (Darkstalkers)
  • Soul Bees (Darkstalkers)
  • Q-Bee (Darkstalkers)
  • War (Darkstalkers)
  • Several Characters (Demon's Souls/Dark Souls/Dark Souls II)
  • Dante (Devil May Cry)
  • Vergil (Devil May Cry)
  • Malthael (Diablo)
  • Mages (The Elder Scrolls series); via Soul Gems and Soul Trap spells.
  • Alduin (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim)
  • Dragonborn (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim); limited to dragon souls.
  • Miraak (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim); limited to dragon souls.
  • Soul Eaters (Evil Dead Regeneration)
  • Seymour Guado (Final Fantasy X)
  • Grima (Fire Emblem)
  • Hades (God of War); via the Claws of Hades
  • Kratos (God of War); via the Claws of Hades
  • Kain (Legacy of Kain)
  • Raziel (Legacy of Kain)
  • Saradin vampires (Legacy of Kain: Dead Sun)
  • Demise/The Imprisoned (The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword)
  • Shang Tsung (Mortal Kombat)
  • Shao Kahn (Mortal Kombat)
  • Quan Chi (Mortal Kombat)
  • Cortez (Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door)
  • The Moon Bear King (The Puppeteer)
  • Nightmare (Soulcalibur)
  • Kallig (Star Wars: The Old Republic)
  • Necalli (Street Fighter)
  • Hoaqin (Tower of God)
  • White (Tower of God)
  • Any monster (Undertale); can't absorb the soul of another monster
  • Any human (Undertale); can't absorb the soul of another human
  • Flowey (Undertale)
  • Soul Eater (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Amduscias (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Black Hoshipon (Patapon 2)
  • Reaper (Patapon 3)
  • Death (Patapon 3)

Known Objects

  • Djinn Blade/Sword of Souls (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • The Transistor (Transistor)
  • Cubile Animus (My Babysitter's a Vampire)
  • Dragon Blade (Charmed)
  • Crystal Sword (Charmed)
  • Mournblade and Stormbringer (The Elric Saga)
  • Soul Edge (Soul Calibur)
  • The Collector (Tracker)
  • Orb of Baast (Yu Yu Hakusho)
  • Agape Ring (Dark Souls II)
  • Soul Gems (The Elder Scrolls series)
  • Azura's Star/The Black Star (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim)
  • Daemon Ritus (Scooby-Doo; 2002 film)
  • Soul Taker (Beware The Batman)
  • Summoning Key (Call of Duty: Black Ops III)
  • Claws of Hades (God of War)

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