"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/Draining/Siphoning/Stealing/Theft
  • Bending Severing (Avatar the Legend of Korra)
  • Power Assimilation/Draining/Siphoning/Stealing/Theft


The user 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.





  • Ability weaknesses can also be transferred.
  • Cannot absorb Omnipotence, Omnipresence, Omniscience or other Omnipotent Powers.
  • User cannot absorb powers that are linked to basic anatomy.
  • Cannot absorb any power from those with Power Absorption Immunity, Power Anchoring or Singularity.
  • Two results following user's death:
    • The stolen powers return to their original owners.
    • The powers vanish out of existence.
  • 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.

Known Users


  • Yo-kai Watch (Yo-Kai Watch franchise)
  • Seiji Noumi/Dusk Taker (Accel World); in his Brain Burst form
  • Yuu Otosaka (Charlotte)
  • Shinichi Tamaki (Yamada-kun to Nana Nin no Majo)
  • Peggi (Tokyo ESP)
  • Yhwach (Bleach)
  • Wandenreich (Bleach); via Medallion
  • Monkey guy (Denma); via Energy Adjustment and Transmission Quanx ability
  • Yellow hair (Denma); via Energy Transferal Quanx ability
  • Franmalth (Fairy Tail)
  • Tōka(Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest)
  • Yuka (Gakuen Alice)
  • Syrma (Mugen Souls Z)
  • Sakura Mikan (Gakuen Alice); also Power Negation
  • Chrollo Lucilfer (Hunter X Hunter)
  • Blackbeard Pirates (One Piece); somehow developed a method to take Devil Fruit powers from dead users
  • 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
  • Meltlilith (Nasuverse)
  • Red Thryssa (Tower of God)
  • Hell Joe (Tower of God); via Red Thryssa
  • Fūka (Naruto)
  • Hiruko (Naruto); via Chimera Technique
  • Momoshiki Ōtsutsuki (Naruto)
  • Urashiki Ōtsutsuki (Naruto/ Boruto: Naruto Next Generations)
  • Boruto Uzumaki (Boruto: Naruto Next Generations); via Karma/Kāma
  • Kawaki (Boruto: Naruto Next Generations); via Karma/Kāma
  • Jigen (Boruto: Naruto Next Generations)
  • Delta (Boruto: Naruto Next Generations)
  • Superhuman Water (Dragon Ball Super)
  • Mirei Kudō (Inō Battle wa Nichijō-kei no Naka de)
  • Enigma (Musaigen no Phanton World)
  • All For One (My Hero Academia); via his quirk All For One
  • Wiseman (Zatch Bell!)
  • Genshirou Saji (Highschool DxD)
  • Kurapika (Hunter x Hunter)
  • Oudo Miyakonojou (Medaka Box); via Unreasonable Taxation


Video Games

  • Makuta (BIONICLE)
  • Rahkshi (BIONICLE)
  • Kraata (BIONICLE)
  • 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)


  • Titan Tails (Archie’s Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Avatar Aang (Avatar the Last Airbender); via to energybending
  • Drake Sypher (Loonatics Unleashed)
  • Black Alice (DC Comics)
  • Parasite (DC Comics)
  • Absorbancy 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
  • Rogue (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 Ladybug)
  • 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)
  • Aviarius (Kim Possible); via Power staff
  • The Gnome (The Powerpuff Girls)
  • Cinder Fall (RWBY)
  • Leech (Static Shock)
  • The Seance (Umbrella Academy)
  • Meat Sweats (Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • Zayla (Marvel Rising); via amulet


  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Camille (Power Rangers Jungle Fury)
  • Darth Nihilus (Star Wars)
  • MegaMan (MegaMan series)
  • Apocalypse (X-Men Apocalypse)
  • Hapax the Elder (Mighty Med)
  • 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 Flash)
  • 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")

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)
  • Soul Gem (Marvel Comics)
  • Sorceror'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)




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