The ability to drain an individual's brain capabilities. Sub-power of Brain Manipulation. Opposite to Brain Augmentation. Not to be confused with Brain Removal or Brain Absorption.

Also Called

  • Brain Reduction


User can drain the thinking capabilities of oneself and others beyond the norm, not by decreasing intelligence, but instead by reducing the capability to use the already existing abilities to their maximum effect. This includes stupidity or becoming comatose.




Known Users

  • Brain Bugs (Starship Troopers)
  • Glory (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Enzo Matrix (Reboot)
  • Daleks (Doctor Who)
  • Anzati (Star Wars Legends)
  • Nightmares (Arkwell Academy trilogy); via Dream Absorption
  • Codex (Worm)
  • The Riddler (Batman Forever); via NygmaTech
  • The Flare (The Maze Runner)

Known Objects

  • Jimmy Neutron's Brain Drain Helmet (Jimmy Neutron)
  • Division 12's Brain Drain Machine (Bleach)



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