"This is the world's first power-sapping orb! I want you to take ThunderGirl's powers."
― Dark Mayhem showing Max the world's first power-sapping orb.

The ability to contain supernatural power. Sub-power of Superpower Manipulation and Power Transferal. Variation of Power Absorption. Not to be confused with Power Erasure.

Also Called

  • Ability/Power Carrier/Containment/Sealing/Storage/Storing/Vessel


The user can transfer and contain/store their own and/or other beings' powers in a specific object/being and/or transfer the stolen abilities to other beings.




  • Absorbed powers need to be transferred to another being to be able to use them, i.e. they cannot be used while they are contained.
  • May be limited to how much the vessel can absorb.
  • May have limited range, including touch only.
  • May be temporary.
  • Cannot absorb Omnipotence, Omnipresence, Omniscience or other Category:Omnipotent Powers.
  • May be limited to beings that are relatively similar to the user.
  • User cannot absorb powers that are linked to basic anatomy.
  • Users of Power Absorption Immunity are unaffected.
  • Vessel's destruction may cause stolen powers to:
    • return to their original owners.
    • vanish out of existence.
  • May need to have powers of their own to be able to use this ability.
  • May only be able to contain powers, and not absorb them.
  • Cannot absorb someone's power if they lack one, i.e. the victim secretly gave their powers to another.

Known Users

  • Power Brokers (Charmed)
  • Emma Alonso (Every Witch Way)
  • The Immortals (Jackie Chan Adventures)
  • Uncle Chan (Jackie Chan Adventures)
  • Enrico Pucci (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part VI: Stone Ocean); via Whitesnake
  • Mele (Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined); via Power Transferal
  • Seth (MisFits)

Known Objects

  • Power dampening-tech (Arrowverse)
  • Magical Container (Charmed)
  • Phosphorus Cauldron (Charmed)
  • Power Orbs (Charmed)
  • Power-Sucking Athame (Charmed)
  • Power Bottle (Every Witch Way and WITS Academy)
  • Power Orb (Every Witch Way)
  • Whitesnake's Stand Discs (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part VI: Stone Ocean)
  • Prison Bottle (Pokemon)
  • Power Sapping Orb (The Thundermans)
  • Star of Thundera Pendant (Thundercats)


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