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.






  • 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)
  • Trill (Star Trek)
  • D (Vampire Hunter D)
  • Vessels (Dream Eater Marry)
  • Iskoort (Animorphs)
  • Danila (Bubble Comics)
  • 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)
  • Hosts of the Phoenix (Marvel Comics)
  • Hosts of Captain Universe (Marvel Comics)
  • Storm (Marvel Comics); when possessed by Eternity
  • Hawk God (Marvel Comics)
  • Spawn/Al Simmons
  • Redeemers (Image Comics)
  • Witchblade (Image Comics/Witchblade)
  • Darkness (Image Comics/Witchblade)
  • Angelus (Image Comics/Witchblade)
  • Sara Pezzini (Image Comics/Witchblade)
  • Danielle Baptiste (Image Comics/Witchblade)
  • Jackie Estacado (Image Comics/Witchblade)
  • Shō Fukamachi (Guyver); Guyver Unit 1
  • Sean Barker (Guyver); Guyver Unit 2
  • Jaime Reyes/Blue Beetle (DC Comics)
  • Halo (DC Comics); inhabited by an energy being called Aurakle.
  • Alan Scott (DC comics); via the Starheart
  • Sodom Yat (DC Comics); via Ion
  • Lantern Entity (DC Comics)
  • Christopher Kent (DC Comics)
  • Guardians of the Universe (DC Comics)
  • Jinchūriki (Naruto)
  • Yugi Motou (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
  • Goddramon (Digimon)
  • Shinigami (Bleach)
  • Tenzen Yakushiji (Basilisk)
  • Joujin (Basilisk)
  • Shinichi Izumi (Parasyte)
  • 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)
  • Kageyama Ritsu (Mob Psycho 100)
  • 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)