The user can use various powers based on the usage of various forms of medium, either through absorption or experimentation, granting them a variety of abilities.
- Users of this power might be limited to only certain types of materials.
- Users might be powerless without their medium.
- Steve Dayton/Mento (DC Comics)
- Black Tom Cassidy (Marvel Comics)
- Weiss Schnee (RWBY)
The difference between Power Via Medium and Powers Via Object, is that users of PVM are the source of the power(s) themselves, while users of PVO get their power(s) from the object.