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"In the era before the Avatar, we bent not the elements but the energy within ourselves."
― The Lion Turtle

The ability to eliminate the powers of others. Sub-power of Superpower Manipulation. Variation of Erasure and Power Absorption. Opposite to Power Bestowal and Power Restoration.

Also Called

  • Ability Erasure
  • Ability/Power Extraction/Curing/Deletion/Nullification/Removal/Stripping
  • Ability/Power Removing
  • Bending Severing (Avatar: The Legend of Korra)
  • Depowering


The user can eliminate/remove the supernatural powers of others, so they won't have access to them.





Known Users

See Also: De-Power.


  • Yhwach (Bleach)
  • Kūgo Ginjō (Bleach)
  • Ichibē Hyōsube (Bleach)
  • Users of the Quincy medallion (Bleach); by removing a target's bankai
  • Truth (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • Scar (Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood); using a reverse transmutation circle originally devised by his brother, he stripped Father of his ability to control Alchemy in Amestris
  • Sakura Mikan (Gakuen Alice)
  • Enrico Pucci (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 6: Stone Ocean); via Whitesnake
  • Josuke Higashikata (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 8: JoJolion); via Soft & Wet
  • Daiya Higashikata (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 8: JoJolion); via California King Bed; by memory and Stand theft
  • Myne (Living In This World With Cut & Paste); via Cut
  • All For One (My Hero Academia)
  • Meltlilith (Nasuverse)
  • Yumewo Kuroda (Psyche Mattechitemo)
  • Merlin (Seven Deadly Sins); via Absolute Cancel
  • Peggi (Tokyo ESP)
  • Shinichi Tamaki (Yamada-kun and the 7 Witches)


  • Energybenders (Avatar: The Last Airbender/Legend Of Korra)
  • Bloodbenders (Avatar: The Last Airbender/Legend Of Korra)
  • Santa Claus (The Powerpuff Girls)
  • Lex Luthor (Justice League Unlimited); with Power/Energy Disruptor Ray
  • Ragtag (Static Shock)
  • Red Hulk (Marvel Comics); by absorbing the Gamma Radiation out of other gamma beings
  • Rex Salazar (Generator Rex); by deactivating the nanites in EVO's he can make them normal again
  • Nega Chin (Fairly Odd Parents); via Nega Vision
  • Edward Brock/Anti-Venom (Marvel Comics); by draining radiation-based powers
  • Ann Marie LeBeau/Rogue (Marvel Comics); via Power Absorption
  • Deathstorm (DC Comics); by removing the DNA that gave Captain Cold his Cryokinesis powers
  • Hades (Disney's Hercules); via Contract Bestowal
  • Miraculer (Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir); via Power Absorption
  • Spinel (Steven Universe: The Movie); via Gem Rejuvenator
  • Master Chen (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu) via Power Absorption
  • Strike (OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes!)

Live Television/Movies

  • Alex (Misfits); via sexual intercourse
  • Arthur Petrelli (Heroes); via Power Absorption
  • Tommy Clark (Heroes Reborn); via Power Absorption
  • Jordan Collier (The 4400)
  • Power Brokers (Charmed)
  • Elders (Charmed 2018)
  • Bianca (Charmed)
  • The Tribunal (Charmed)
  • Witches and warlocks (Charmed); via Spell Casting and Potions
  • Margaret Isobel Thoreaux (Smallville)
  • Castiel (Supernatural)
  • Miranda (Twitches)
  • Professor Crumbs (Wizards of Waverly Place)
  • Wizards (Wizards of Waverly Place)
  • Water Dragon (Mako Mermaids)

Video Games

  • The God (Genshit Impact)
  • Rhino (Growtopia)

Web Original

Web Animation

  • Cinder Fall (RWBY); via Grimm Arm
  • Marcus Black (RWBY); via unknown Semblance

Known Objects