"Its tragically delicious!"
― Androids Dungeon Customer (The Simpsons)

The ability to absorb sadness and utilize it in some way. Sub-power of Melancholy Manipulation. Variation of Emotion Absorption.

Also Called

  • Melancholy Absorption/Ingestion
  • Sadness Devouring/Theft


The user can fully or partially absorb sadness, while removing it from the source, into their body and use it in various ways, gaining some form of advantage, either by enhancing themselves, gaining the drained power, using it as power source etc., either temporarily or permanently. Targets of the draining become calm.




  • Users of Apathy or beings who lack emotion sadness are immune.
  • May be limited to the amount of sadness the user can absorb
  • May be psychologically affected by the sadness that is absorbed from others.
  • May be limited to how much one can absorb.
  • May have limited range, including touch only.

Known Users

  • Lilitu (Angel: Auld Lang Syne)
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