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The ability to absorb emotions and utilize them in some way. Sub-power of Emotion Manipulation. Variation of Emotion Empowerment and Absorption.

Also Called

  • Emotion Devouring/Theft
  • Empathic Absorption/Ingestion


The user can fully or partially absorb emotions, 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, using it as power source etc., either temporarily or permanently. Targets of the draining often lose motivation due to the sudden loss of intense emotions.





  • User of Apathy or beings who lack emotions are immune.
  • May be limited to the emotions that are on surface.
  • May be psychologically affected by the emotions they are absorbed.
    • May stem from different types of emotions being mixed together.
  • May be limited to how much one can absorb.
  • May have limited range, including touch only.
  • Absorption Immunity/Absorption Negation

Known Users

  • Terumi Yuuki (BlazBlue)
  • Raven (DC Comics)
  • Polymorph (Red Dwarf)
  • Emohawk (Red Dwarf)
  • Alien Brains (Courage the Cowardly Dog)
  • Evronians (Disney's PK)
  • Zombozo (Ben 10)
  • Clem (Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel)
  • Loose-Skinned Demons (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Pearl (Angel & Faith)
  • Nash (Angel & Faith)
  • Vanitas (Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep)
  • Unversed (Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep)
  • Jarilo/SCP-5659 - A Beast of Lust And Hatred Born
  • Mother Mae-Eye (Teen Titans)
  • Lorophage Demons (Angel & Faith)
  • Lilitu (Angel: Auld Lang Syne)
  • Xellos (Slayers)
  • Shuppet (Pokemon); only negative emotions
  • Knox (Heroes)
  • Dark Kahn (Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe)
  • Dementors (Harry Potter)
  • Croix (Little Witch Academia); via Pixels
  • No Face (Spirited Away)
  • Darkseid (DC Comics)
  • Raven (DC Comics)
  • Psycho-Pirate (DC Comics)
  • D'Spayre (Marvel Comics)
  • Absence (Marvel Comics): persona of Legion
  • Vigo the Carpathian (Ghostbusters II)
  • Vampires (Anita Blake)
  • Wraiths (Supernatural)
  • Rinshi (Power Rangers Jungle Fury)
  • Thesulac Demons (Angel)
  • Gachnar (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Barbas (Charmed)
  • Fair Folk (Exalted)
  • Darkhood (Dungeons & Dragons)
  • Dark Gaia (Sonic Unleashed)
  • Kogasa Tatara (Touhou Project)
  • Hata no Kokoro (Touhou Project)
  • Penelope Spectra (Danny Phantom)
  • Astaroth (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Sadao Maou (The Devil is a Part-Timer!)
  • Changelings (My Little Pony Friendship is Magic); only love
  • Alex Chan (Life is Strange: True Colors)

Known Objects

  • Pixels (Little Witch Academia)