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"I take power from the underserving. Its kinda my thing."
― Agatha Harkness after absorbing a small portion of Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch's Chaos Magic (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
"Woah. What a rush. How do you do it kid? Even Superman never recharged this fast."
― Rudolph "Rudy" Jones/Parasite after absorbing Superboy's powers. (Young Justice)

The power to absorb powers from others. Sub-power of Superpower Manipulation. Not to be confused with Power Replication.

Also Called

  • Ability Absorption/Assimilation/Drain/Draining/Siphoning/Stealing/Theft
  • Bending Severing (Avatar: the Legend of Korra)
  • Power Assimilation/Drain/Draining/Sapping/Siphoning/Stealing/Theft

Capabilities

Users can absorb powers from others, usually temporarily and the victims naturally regain their lost power, but some users may be able to absorb powers permanently.

Applications

Variations

Associations

Limitations

  • May not be able to absorb technology-based abilities, only to steal the power to manipulate it, unless they have Technological Assimilation or Property Absorption.
  • Cannot absorb Absolute Immortality, Absolute Regeneration, Meta Resurrection, Omnipotence and Omnilock.
  • Despite the powers being absorbed from other opponents, the powers will still have every single limitation that the abilities would possibly possess, for example, Fire Manipulation is useless against Fire Immunity.
  • User cannot absorb powers that are linked to basic anatomy.
  • Cannot absorb any power from those with Power Absorption Immunity, Power Anchoring or Singularity.
  • Unlike what Power Replication is capable of during supportive combat, the user's power cannot work as a supportive ability in of itself when forced to rob their own friends' abilities, unless they also have the power to transfer them back to them.
  • Does not work against Absorption Immunity, Absorption Negation, Flawless Indestructibility and Meta Power Immunity.
  • Two results following user's death:
    • The stolen powers return to their original owners.
    • The powers vanish out of existence.
  • Absorbed powers may be temporary, requiring the user to absorb more and more in order to get the power again. This may cause Addiction.
  • May be permanent on the target and/or User.
  • May be unable to use the absorbed powers.
  • May be unable to either discard or transfer the powers.
  • May be constantly active.
  • May be limited to how much one can absorb.
  • May have limited range, including touch only.
  • May be need see the activation of the power.
  • May need to fulfill certain requirements in order to absorb a power.
  • Power may no longer be usable if the original user of the absorbed power dies.
  • May not be able to choose which power they can absorb.
  • May be unable to control absorbed abilities.
  • May be limited to beings that are relatively similar to the user.
  • Users of Indomitable Will may be resistant.
  • May gain only weakened variations of others' powers.
  • Absorbing too much power may be fatal if the users body normally is not as strong as the target.
  • Physical powers, like Multiple Arms and Multiple Eyes, may be painful to absorb.
  • May be unable to evolve/improve the power as the original user can, unless they also have Enhanced Power Absorption.

Notes

  • Energy Absorption: Energy absorption is similar to power absorption in that both powers are used to transfer an entity's power to another entity. The difference is that energy absorption only transfers the energy (which the receiving person can use against their enemies with their own powers), while power absorption transfers an actual arsenal of powers (the receiving person is granted the powers of the first person and can use powers they may not have otherwise).

Known Users

Anime/Manga

  • Seiji Noumi/Dusk Taker (Accel World); in his Brain Burst form
  • Wandenreich (Bleach); via Medallion
  • Yhwach (Bleach)
  • Boruto Uzumaki (Boruto: Naruto Next Generations); via Karma/Kāma
  • Delta (Boruto: Naruto Next Generations)
  • Isshiki Ōtsutsuki (Boruto: Naruto Next Generations); via Karma
  • Kawaki (Boruto: Naruto Next Generations); via Karma/Kāma
  • Yuu Otosaka (Charlotte)
  • Monkey guy (Denma); via Energy Adjustment and Transmission Quanx ability
  • Yellow hair (Denma); via Energy Transferal Quanx ability
  • Superhuman Water (Dragon Ball Super)
  • Franmalth (Fairy Tail)
  • Sakura Mikan (Gakuen Alice); also Power Negation
  • Yuka (Gakuen Alice)
  • Genshirou Saji (Highschool DxD)
  • Sirin/Herrscher of the Void (Honkai Impact 3rd)
  • Chrollo Lucilfer (Hunter X Hunter)
  • Kurapika (Hunter x Hunter)
  • Mirei Kudō (Inō Battle wa Nichijō-kei no Naka de)
  • Enrico Pucci (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part VI: Stone Ocean); via Whitesnake
  • Ken Oyanagi (Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Part IV: Diamond is Unbreakable); via Boy II Man
  • Oudo Miyakonojou (Medaka Box); via Unreasonable Taxation
  • Syrma (Mugen Souls Z)
  • Enigma (Musaigen no Phanton World)
  • All For One users (My Hero Academia)
    • All For One
    • Tomura Shigaraki
  • Fūka (Naruto)
  • Hiruko (Naruto); via Chimera Technique
  • Momoshiki Ōtsutsuki (Naruto)
  • Urashiki Ōtsutsuki (Naruto/ Boruto: Naruto Next Generations)
  • Meltlilith (Nasuverse)
  • Blackbeard (One Piece); somehow developed a method to take Devil Fruit powers from dead users
  • Hinata Sakaguchi (That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime)
  • Peggi (Tokyo ESP)
  • Hell Joe (Tower of God); via Red Thryssa
  • Red Thryssa (Tower of God)
  • Momoka Sagara (Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid)
  • Shinichi Tamaki (Yamada-kun to Nana Nin no Majo)
  • Yo-kai Watch (Yo-Kai Watch franchise)
  • Wiseman (Zatch Bell!)
  • Wall Man (Bobobo-bo Bobo-bo)

Literature

Video Games

  • Makuta (BIONICLE)
  • Rahkshi (BIONICLE)
  • Kraata (BIONICLE)
  • Vampires (Legacy of Kain)
  • Dark Pit (Kid Icarus: Uprising)
  • Kirby (Kirby franchise)
  • Delsin Rowe (InFamous: Second Son)
  • Makuta Teridax (Bionicle)
  • Archangel (person) (Paradox Saga)
  • Thanos (Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite)
  • Shinnok (Mortal Kombat)
  • Calliope (Skylanders)
  • Prototypes/Evolved (Prototype series)
  • James Heller (Prototype 2)
  • Alex Mercer (Prototype)

Cartoons/Comics

  • Titan Tails (Archie’s Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Avatar Aang (Avatar: The Last Airbender); via to energybending
  • Danny Fenton/Phantom (Danny Phantom); through his Ghost Shield
  • Drake Sypher (Loonatics Unleashed)
  • Black Alice (DC Comics)
  • Parasite (DC Comics)
  • Absorbency Boy/Earth-Man (DC Comics)
  • Alexander Luthor Jr (DC Comics); New 52 Earth 3
  • Lois Lane (DC New 52); via gaining Superman (New 52)'s powers
  • Lana Lang (DC New 52); via gaining Superman (New 52)'s ability to absorb Yellow Solar Radiation
  • Various Metahumans (DC Comics)
  • Various Mutants (Marvel Comics)
  • Ann Marie LeBeau/Rogue (Marvel Comics)
  • Classic Doctor Strange (Marvel Comics)
  • Emplate (Marvel Comics)
  • Ahura Boltagon (Marvel Comics)
  • Sebastian Shaw (Marvel Comics)
  • Amatsu-Mikaboshi (Marvel Comics)
  • Legion/David Haller (Marvel Comics); his personas
  • Miraculer (Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir)
  • Turbo K.O. (OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes)
  • Laserblast/Professor Venomous (OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes)
  • Master of Games (Teen Titans/DC Comics)
  • Severin (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Nine)
  • Osmosians (Ben 10 series)
    • Kevin Levin/Ultimate Kevin
    • Aggregor/Ultimate Aggregor
  • Michael Morningstar (Ben 10)
  • Kelpie (American Dragon: Jake Long)
  • Master Chen (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu); via Staff of Elements
  • Skylor (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • The Gnome (The Powerpuff Girls)
  • Leech (Static Shock)
  • The Seance (Umbrella Academy)
  • Meat Sweats (Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • Zayla (Marvel Rising); via amulet
  • Casey Krinsky/Mega Casey (DC Super Hero Girls 2019)
  • Sypher (Loonatics Unleashed)

Television/Movies

  • Siphoners (The Vampire Diaries)
    • Josie Saltzman
    • Lizzie Saltzman
  • Vampire-Witches (The Vampire Diaries)
    • Malachai Parker
    • Valerie Tulle
    • Beau
    • Mary Louise
    • Nora
    • Malcolm
    • Oscar
  • Athena Browning/Penelope Gardiner (Witches of East End)
  • Jordan Collier (The 4400)
  • Werewolves (Teen Wolf)
  • Werecoyotes (Teen Wolf)
  • Belasko (Teen Wolf)
  • Malia Tate (Teen Wolf); via Belasko's claws
  • Theo Raeken (Teen Wolf)
  • Super-Z (Krystala TV Series)
  • Witches (Charmed); via Spell Casting
  • Warlocks (Charmed); via Post-Mortem Power Absorption
  • Zankou (Charmed)
  • The Dogan (Charmed)
  • Agatha Harkness (MCU)
  • Sisters of the Dark (Legend of the Seeker/Sword of Truth)
  • The Quillion (Sword of Truth)
  • The Dacra (Legend of the Seeker)
  • Arthur Petrelli (Heroes)
  • Tommy Clark (Heroes Reborn)
  • Magnetox (Power Rangers Lost Galaxy)
  • Camille (Power Rangers Jungle Fury)
  • Darth Nihilus (Star Wars)
  • MegaMan (MegaMan series)
  • Apocalypse (X-Men Apocalypse)
  • Gus (Mighty Med); brielfy
  • Hapax the Elder (Mighty Med)
  • Neil Gunzenhauser/The Annihilator (Mighty Med)
  • Sara Kane (You Cast a Spell On Me); via a kiss with Matt Andover
  • Zip (Ace Lightning)
  • Snip (Ace Lightning)
  • Ian Haskell (Haven)
  • Ace Killer (Ultraman series)
  • Clifford DeVoe/The Thinker (Arrowverse/The Flash 2014); via to his Hoverchair
  • Music Meister (The Flash)
  • Swartz (Kamen Rider Zi-O)
  • Tsukuyomi/Alpina (Kamen Rider Zi-O)
  • Ochobot (Boboiboy Movie 2)
  • Hang Kasa (Boboiboy Movie 2)
  • Retak'ka (Boboiboy Movie 2)
  • January(Secret Society of Second-Born Royals)

Other

  • Marcus Black (RWBY); via unknown Semblance
  • Cinder Fall (RWBY)
  • Parasitic Grimm (RWBY)
  • The Scarlet King (SCP Foundation)

Known Objects

  • Yo-kai Watchers (Yo-kai Watch franchises); only Yo-kai energy
  • Ascalon (Ben 10: Ultimate Alien)
  • The Hollow (Charmed)
  • Power-Sucking Athame (Charmed)
  • Time Blades/Chronosteel (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • Blue Crystal (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • Aviarius's Staff (Kim Possible)
  • Soul Gem (Marvel Comics)
  • Sorcerer's Hat (Once Upon a Time)
  • The Transistor (Transistor)
  • Third Prana (Sidekicks)
  • The Trident Stone (Mako Mermaids)
  • Balcoin Medallion (The Secret Circle)
  • Morphogenesis Exoskeleton (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1987)
  • Sun Chi Lantern (Xiaolin Showdown)
  • The Arsene Amulet (Epithet Erased)
  • Zayla's Necklace (Marvel Rising)
  • Master of Games' Necklace (Teen Titans)

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Cartoons/Comics

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Video Games