The ability to use a living costume that is symbiotically bound to their body. Variation of Power Suit. Opposite to High-Tech Exoskeleton.
The user possesses a living costume that is symbiotically bound to their body. Though not a superpower itself, it does grant powers to the user.
- Symbiote and host may need each other to survive.
- User may develop completely different personality due to symbiote being alive as well.
- User's life force may be used to power the symbiote.
- Symbiote might be weakened by a certain power or substance (Ex: Venom's symbiote is weakened by sound waves or fire)
Flash Thompson aka Agent Venom (Marvel Comics) is the perfect host for the Venom symbiote.
Anti-Venom (Marvel Comics)
She-Venom (Marvel Comics)
Spawn (Image Comics), like all Hellspawn, has a suit of living necroplasmic armor bonded to his central nervous system, that protects him even when he's unconscious.
Ultimate Spider-Man (Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions)
The Spider, an alternate Peter Parker bound to the Carnage symbiote.
Symbiote Wolverine (Spider-Man: Web of Shadows)
Symbiote Black Cat (Spider-Man: Web of Shadows)
Symbiote Electro (Spider-Man: Web of Shadows)
Darth Bane wears an armor composed of orbalisks.
The Symbiotic Galvanic Mechamorph Upgrade
Iron Man's Extremis armor is contained in his bones when inactive.
With the power of the Jake Jake no Mi, Kelly Funk (One Piece) can transforms himself into a full-skin jacket that others can wear and control the wearer's body, potentially increasing their strength.
Tobi (Naruto) had displayed the ability to open up his top half entirely and use himself as a suit of sorts to encase someone in.
Scorn's symbiote is techno-organic.
Bizarnage (Amalgam Comics)
X-O Manowar (Valiant Entertainment) is a class of alien bio-technic armor of uncatalogued capacity.