The ability to
absorb biomass and utilize it in some way
. Sub-power of
. Variation of
The user can absorb biological mass/matter, while removing it 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, knowledge, skills, etc., using it as power source etc., either temporarily or permanently.
May be limited to how much one can absorb.
May have limited range, including touch only.
May have unwanted side-effects.
May be limited on how much or how long the ability will last.
May need to literally absorb the target, or at sizable least part of them.
May need object/technique to control their abilities.
May not be able to reverse the process.
The Thing Monster (John Carpenter's The Thing)
Javier Hidalgo/Veronica Plan (Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles)
James Heller (Prototype 2)
She-Venom (Marvel Comics)
Anti-Venom (Marvel Comics)
Poisons (Marvel Comics) can assimilate symbiotes into their mass, with the host being consumed for nutrients; both the host and symbiote cease to exist as their own entities.
Kakuzu (Naruto) essentially intakes the still-beating hearts of shinobi to reinforce and extend his own lifespan.
Kabuto Yakushi (Naruto) absorbed the genetic information of the Sound Four, Taka and Orochimaru to gain his new form.
Momoshiki Ōtsutsuki (Naruto) took his chakra absorption to a further level, transforming Kinshiki into a Cinnabar Elixir for direct consumption.
An incompatible host of Uroboros (Resident Evil 5)
The Neo Organism (Kamen Rider)
Neo Organism in its Doras form.
The Savior (Devil May Cry 4)
The Darkspore (Darkspore)
Papillon (Buso Renkin) devouring Jirō Chōno with the mouth on his palm.
Cell (Dragon Ball) absorbing a civilian's life energy at a cellular level.
Cell in the process of absorbing Android 17.
Majin Buu (Dragon Ball Z) in the process of absorbing Gotenks and Piccolo.
The Slime Demon (Charmed) attempting to absorb Phoebe Halliwell.
Using a Cosmic Integrator, Alpha (Men in Black: The Series) absorbed the body mass of various powerful alien species.
Alex Mercer (Prototype) in the process of consuming a Blackwatch soldier.
Naraku (InuYasha) in the process of absorbing his detachment Musō.
The Millennium Earl (D.Gray-Man) devours the "helix of life", or one's soul, from Danny, causing him to disintegrate.
The Abzorbaloff (Doctor Who) claims another victim.
Krillitanes (Doctor Who) can assimilate the physical features and abilities of the races they conquer, usually taking the best bits.
Alucard (Rosario + Vampire) mutated into his present form by absorbing countless other monsters.
The Pillar Men (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part II: Battle Tendency) can absorb other beings directly through their skin.
Priscilla (Claymore) absorbing a victim.
Priscilla (Claymore) displays the body parts of the many people she's absorbed.
After becoming a Deadite, Marcus (Ash vs Evil Dead) gained the power to absorb other beings through touch.