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The power to gain powers from a symbiotic creature on or in the user's body.

Also Called

  • Symbiotic Exchange
  • Symbiotic Relationship


The user is able to become the host to another being or entity that lives in or on the user's body and generally grants them enhanced condition and new abilities. The being/entity may be a spirit, angel, demon, dimensional entity, deity, or even something as a simple as a parasite and any powers it gives is likely to vary depending on what it is.

The symbiote usually requires the essence of the host in order to survive. They may feed off its host's body, mind, soul, emotions, life force etc. but in return they give the host greater power similar to the ways of equivalent exchange.



  • Divine Symbiosis: The user is chosen by a deity to be their vessel in the mortal world, the user gains access to a large amount of divine power and the power of the concept whit the god represents. Angels also valid.
  • Biological Symbiosis: The user becomes a host to a physical being, the user can manifests his power in form of a symbiotic costume. The user can gains enhanced regeneration and immunity. (EX: Eddie Brock to the Venom Symbiote)
  • Cosmic Symbiosis: The user is chosen by a cosmic being or have one sealed inside of them. In general the user gains several powerful cosmic powers and can manifest the power of the concept which the entity represents. (EX: Jean Gray to Phoenix Force)
  • Digital Symbiosis: The user becomes a host to a digital being. In general the entity grants the power to interact with machines, manipulate data or even digitalize the host.
  • Mechanical Symbiosis: The user becomes a host to one or more machines. Similar to Digital Symbiosis the user can interact with machines and data. In general the user has a machine bounded to their body or has nano-machines grafted to their bones; the user generally becomes a techno-organic being. (EX: Warren Worthingtion III when infected with the Techno-Organic Virus)
  • Psychic Symbiosis: The user becomes a vessel of a psychic entity (creatures like Succubi/Incubi, beings of dreams/nightmares etc.). The user generally gains psionic powers and in some cases telekinetic powers of varying levels depending of the symbiotic being. (EX: Yui Konagi to Engi Threepiece)
  • Spiritual Symbiosis: The user becomes a host to a spiritual being or entity. Users can gain powers based on the type of spirit. (EX: Yugi Muto to Pharaoh Atem)


  • The symbiote may take over the user completely.
  • Host may be driven insane by symbiote.
  • Both symbiote and host may need each other to survive.
  • Both symbiote and host may need a mutual relationship on any degree.

Known Users

  • Cryptids (Call of Duty: Ghosts - Extinction)
  • D (Vampire Hunter D)
  • Vessels (Dream Eater Marry)
  • Iskoort (Animorphs)
  • Jaffas (Stargate)
  • Vindrizi (Babylon 5)
  • Bugsuckers (Dungeons & Dragons)
  • Klyntar/Symbiotes (Marvel Comics)
    • Venom
    • Agent Venom
    • Carnage
    • Toxin
    • Lasher
    • Hybrid
    • Scream
    • Phage
    • She-Venom
    • Krobaa
    • Payback
    • Mania
  • Scarlet Spiders/Team Red (Marvel Comics)
  • Riot (Marvel Comics)
  • Dreadface (Marvel Comics)
  • Ultimate Spider-Man (Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions); Venom symbiote
  • Hellspawns (Image Comics)
  • Jean Grey/Phoenix (Marvel Comics)
  • Captain Universe hosts (Marvel Comics)
  • Storm (Marvel Comics); when possessed by Eternity
  • Hawk God (Marvel Comics)
  • Spawn/Al Simmons
  • Redeemers (Image Comics)
  • Witchblade (Witchblade)
  • Darkness (Witchblade)
  • Angelus (Witchblade)
  • Sara Pezzini (Witchblade)
  • Danielle Baptiste (Witchblade)
  • Jackie Estacado (The Darkness/Witchblade)
  • Guyvers (Guyver)
  • Shō Fukamachi (Guyver)
  • Sean Barker (Guyver)
  • Blue Beetle/Jaime Reyes (DC Comics)
  • Halo (DC Comics); inhabited by an energy being called Aurakle.
  • Green Lantern Alan Scott (DC comics) uses a lantern ring that possess an entity as opposed to a traditional ring.
  • Sodom Yat (DC Comics); after absorbing Ion and becoming its permanent host
  • Lantern Entity Hosts (DC Comics)
  • Christopher Kent (DC Comics)
  • Guardians of the Universe (DC Comics)
  • Jinchuuriki (Naruto)
  • Yugi Motou (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
  • All Shinigami (Bleach)
  • Siegfried/Nightmare (Soul Calibur)
  • The Lich King (Warcraft)
  • Visored (Bleach)
  • Yoh Asakura (Shaman King)
  • All Shamans (Shaman King)
  • Wild Card users (Shin Megami Tensei: Persona)
  • Chiro (Super Robot Monkey Team HyperForce Go!)
  • Antauri (Super Robot Monkey Team HyperForce Go!)
  • Zak Saturday (The Secret Saturdays)
  • Grim Jr (Grim Tales From Down Below)
  • Crona (Soul Eater)
  • Baby (Dragon Ball GT)
  • Claire Bennett (Heroes) via the catalyst
  • Little Sisters (Bioshock) Via Sea Slugs
  • Megamen and Biometal (Megaman ZX)
  • Doctor Octopus/Monster-Ock (Spider-Man 2/Spider-Man Video Game)
  • Commander USA (Commander USA's Groovie Movies)
  • Boris The Animal (Men in Black)
  • Ferra & Torr (Mortal Kombat X)


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