"You can exist without your soul, but you'll have no sense of self anymore, no memory, no...anything. There's no chance at all of recovery. You'll just — exist. As an empty shell. And your soul is gone... lost forever."
― Remus Lupin (Harry Potter)

The power to absorb souls and utilize them in some way. Sub-power of Soul Manipulation. Variation of Absorption.

Also Called

  • Soul/Spirit Collection/Consumption/Draining/Harvesting/Robbery/Stealing/Theft


User can absorb souls, while removing them 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 a power source, etc., either temporarily or permanently.

Common advantages include adding the target's skills and abilities to users or using the absorbed souls to augment the user's own powers.




Known Users

See Also: Your Soul Is Mine.



  • Arrancars (Bleach)
  • Bounts (Bleach)
  • Hollows (Bleach)
  • Muramasa (Bleach)
  • Yhwach (Bleach)
  • Millennium Earl (D.Gray-Man)
  • Izanami/Yin (Darker than Black)
  • Franmalth (Fairy Tail)
  • Wraith (Fairy Tail: 100 Year Quest)
  • Father (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • Vampires (Hellsing)
  • Kikyo (InuYasha)
  • Daniel J. D'Arby the Elder (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part III: Stardust Crusaders); via Osiris
  • Telence T. D'Arby the Younger (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part III: Stardust Crusaders); via Atum
  • Enrico Pucci (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part VI: Stone Ocean); via Whitesnake
  • Demons (Kuroshitsuji)
  • Demons (Nanatsu no Taizai)
  • Nagato/Pain (Naruto); via the Ningendo/Human Path
  • Valbanill (The Sacred Blacksmith)
  • Five Grand Elemental Spirits (Shaman King)
  • Brynhildr (Shinmai Maou no Testament)
  • Hadou Gods (Shinza Bansho)
  • Soul Eater Evans (Soul Eater)
  • Holy Grail vessels (TYPE-MOON)
  • Inga (Un-Go)
  • D (Vampire Hunter D)
  • Left Hand (Vampire Hunter D)
  • Kaito Tenjo (Yu-Gi-Oh Zexal); via Photon hand
  • Gouki (Yu Yu Hakusho)
  • Shishiwakamaru (Yu Yu Hakusho)
  • Yu Kaito (Yu Yu Hakasho)
  • Younger Toguro (Yu Yu Hakusho)

Live Television/Movies

  • Soul Eaters (Angel)
  • The Beast (Angel)
  • D'Hoffryn (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Kathy Newman (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Mok'tugar Demons (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Donna Gilchrist (Being Human)
  • Angel of Death (Charmed)
  • Guardian Demons (Charmed)
  • Soul Collectors (Charmed)
  • Lord Marshal Zhylaw (The Chronicles of Riddick)
  • Morgan Sinclair (The Curse of King Tut's Tomb)
  • Set (The Curse of King Tut's Tomb)
  • Alexia (Los Protegidos)
  • Stephanie (My Babysitter's a Vampire); via Symbol Magic and Spell Casting
  • Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street)
  • Splitface (Power Rangers Samurai)
  • Halloween Hound (Spooky Buddies); via Howl Breath
  • Castiel (Supernatural)
  • The Darkness/Amara (Supernatural)
  • Famine (Supernatural)
  • Crocottas (Supernatural)
  • Shtrigas (Supernatural)
  • Soul Eaters (Supernatural)
  • Migar Prisoners (Tracker)
  • Darkness (Twitches)
  • Arcadius (The Vampire Diaries)


  • Hunson Abadeer (Adventure Time)
  • Marceline Abadeer (Adventure Time)
  • Jasmine (American Dragon: Jake Long)
  • Liss Hubble (Angel: After the Fall)
  • Knuckles the Echidna/Enerjak of Dark Mobius (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Charmcaster (Ben 10)
  • The Beldam (Coraline)
  • Trigon (DC Comics)
  • Mrs. Pollywinkle (The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy)
  • Ogdru Jahad (Hellboy/BPRD)
  • Spawn (Image Comics)
  • Kai (Kung Fu Panda)
  • Nadakhan (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu); via Djinn Blade
  • Skylor (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • Blackheart (Marvel Comics)
  • Selene (Marvel Comics)
  • Walker (Marvel Comics)
  • David Haller/Legion/Styx (Marvel Comics)
  • Mephisto (Marvel Comics)
  • Host Rider (Marvel Comics)
  • Shuma-Gorath (Marvel Comics)
  • Zarathos (Marvel Comics)
  • Demongo (Samurai Jack)
  • Meteora Butterfly/Miss Heinous (Star vs. the Forces of Evil)
  • Kavaxas (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2012)
  • Opticarns (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mirage)
  • Soulvex (Undertaker comics)
  • Keradon The Soulbender (Wetworks)
  • The Darkness (Witchblade/Top Cow)
  • Jackie Estacado (Witchblade/Top Cow)
  • Spirit Drinker (X-Men: The Animated Series)


  • Dementors (Harry Potter)
  • Darth Vitiate (Star Wars Legends); via Ritual of Nathema

Video Games

  • Sergei (Asura's Wrath)
  • The Gohma (Asura's Wrath)
  • Edward Richtofen (Call of Duty: Black Ops III); via Summoning Key.
  • Soma Cruz (Castlevania)
  • Dante (Dante's Inferno)
  • Vulgrim (Darksiders)
  • Jedah Dohma (Darkstalkers)
  • Soul Bees (Darkstalkers)
  • Q-Bee (Darkstalkers)
  • War (Darkstalkers)
  • Several characters (Dark Souls series)
  • Several characters (Demon's Souls)
  • Dante (Devil May Cry)
  • Vergil (Devil May Cry)
  • Malthael (Diablo)
  • Mages (The Elder Scrolls); via Soul Gems and Soul Trap spells.
  • Alduin (The Elder Scrolls)
  • Dragonborn (The Elder Scrolls); limited to dragon souls.
  • Lu/Ciel (Elsword)
  • Soul Eaters (Evil Dead Regeneration)
  • Seymour Guado (Final Fantasy X)
  • Grima (Fire Emblem)
  • Hades (Kid Icarus: Uprising)
  • Hades (God of War); via the Claws of Hades
  • Kratos (God of War); via the Claws of Hades
  • Soul Devourers (God of War)
  • Soul Eaters (God of War)
  • Swain (League of Legends)
  • Kain (Legacy of Kain)
  • Raziel (Legacy of Kain)
  • Saradin vampires (Legacy of Kain: Dead Sun)
  • Demise/The Imprisoned (The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword)
  • Shang Tsung (Mortal Kombat)
  • Shao Kahn (Mortal Kombat)
  • Quan Chi (Mortal Kombat)
  • Cortez (Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door)
  • Black Hoshipon (Patapon 2)
  • Reaper (Patapon 3)
  • Death (Patapon 3)
  • The Moon Bear King (The Puppeteer)
  • Undead Imaginators (Skylanders)
  • Nightmare (Soulcalibur)
  • Aloysius Kallig (Star Wars: The Old Republic)
  • Necalli (Street Fighter)
  • Saigyou Ayakashi (Touhou Project)
  • Hoaqin (Tower of God)
  • White (Tower of God)
  • Any monster (Undertale); can't absorb the soul of another monster
  • Any human (Undertale); can't absorb the soul of another human
  • Flowey (Undertale)
  • Soul Eater (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Amduscias (Valkyrie Crusade)

Known Objects

  • Alpha Rune (Ben 10)
  • Soul Taker (Beware The Batman)
  • Summoning Key (Call of Duty: Black Ops III)
  • Dragon Blade (Charmed)
  • Crystal Sword (Charmed)
  • Agape Ring (Dark Souls II)
  • Soul Gems (The Elder Scrolls series)
  • Azura's Star/The Black Star (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim)
  • Mournblade and Stormbringer (The Elric Saga)
  • Claws of Hades (God of War)
  • Kalista's The Black Spear (League of Legends)
  • Thresh's Soul Lantern (League of Legends)
  • Djinn Blade/Sword of Souls (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • Soul Gem (Marvel Comics)
  • Cubile Animus (My Babysitter's a Vampire)
  • Daemon Ritus (Scooby-Doo 2002 film)
  • Brynhildr (Shinmai Maou no Testament) formerly a Valkryie who collected souls for the Chief Gods before being corrupted and sealed inside of a demon sword.
  • Soul Edge (Soulcalibur)
  • The Collector (Tracker)
  • The Transistor (Transistor)
  • Anima Aucupe (Witches of East End)
  • Orb of Baast (Yu Yu Hakusho)





Video Games


Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.