"Every living thing you consume makes you stronger. You take their shapes, and you take their memories."
― Alex Mercer to James Heller, Prototype 2

The ability to evolve by absorbing and consuming. Variation of Evolution.

Also Called

  • Absorption/Biological/Consumptive/Digestive/Organic Evolution


The user can absorb organic biomass and gain the abilities, traits, attributes and physiologies of the being the biomass was from. They can assimilate in order to survive anything.





  • Certain biomasses may be impossible to absorb.
  • May need to absorb certain amount of biomass regularly, or risk devolution.
  • May only have certain traits until new ones are absorbed, especially if the new trait renders the previous one obsolete.

Known Users


  • Predator X (Marvel Comics)


  • Mogwais (Gremlins); evolve if consuming after midnight or if injected with genetic material
  • The Creeper (Jeepers Creepers)
  • The Thing (John Carpenter's The Thing)


Live Television

  • Krillitanes (Doctor Who)


  • Aptom (Bio-Booster Armor Guyver)
  • Hollows (Bleach)
  • Pernida Parnkgjas (Bleach)
  • Liltotto Lamperd (Bleach)
  • Cell (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Majin Buu (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Franmalth (Fairy Tail)
  • Take Over Users (Fairy Tail)
  • Chimera Ants (Hunter x Hunter)
  • Goblin Rou (Re:Monster)
  • Alucard (Rosario + Vampire)
  • Shadow Dragons (Shadow Star Narutaru)
  • Geld (That Time I Got Reincarnated As a Slime); via Starvation
  • Ken Kaneki (Tokyo Ghoul)
  • Gourmet Cell users (Toriko)

Tabletop Games

  • Kroots (Warhammer 40,000)

Video Games

  • Eaters (Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth)
  • Aldrich, Devourer of Gods (Dark Souls III)
  • Android 21 (Dragon Ball FighterZ)
  • Mira (Dragon Ball Xenoverse)
  • The Flood (Halo)
  • The Monsters (Evolve)
  • Bass.EXE (Mega Man Battle Network)
  • Alex Mercer (Prototype)
  • James Heller (Prototype 2)
  • Riki (SaGa Frontier)
  • Zerg (StarCraft)
    • Primal Zerg
  • The Visitor (The Visitor)


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