"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.




  • May be limited to how much one can absorb.
  • May have a limit for how many souls one can contain.
  • May have limited range, including touch only.
  • May have to continually absorb souls to survive.
  • Soulless beings are immune as they have no soul to absorb.
  • May only be able to absorb certain kinds of souls, such as those belonging to supernatural beings.
  • Users of Soul Restoration, Absolute Restoration/Flawless Restoration can restore the souls of others.
  • Users of Soul Anchoring are immune.

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)
  • 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 6 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)
  • Saigyou Ayakashi (Touhou Project)
  • 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 (YuYu Hakusho)
  • Shishiwakamaru (YuYu Hakusho)
  • Yu Kaito (YuYu Hakasho)
  • Younger Toguro (YuYu Hakusho)


  • 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)
  • The Beldam (Coraline)
  • Morgan Sinclair (The Curse of King Tut's Tomb)
  • Set (The Curse of King Tut's Tomb)
  • Kai (Kung Fu Panda)
  • 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
  • Darth Vitiate (Star Wars Legends); via Ritual of Nathema
  • Castiel (Supernatural)
  • The Darkness/Amara (Supernatural)
  • Famine (Supernatural)
  • Crocottas (Supernatural)
  • Shtrigas (Supernatural)
  • Soul Eaters (Supernatural)
  • Migar Prisoners (Tracker)
  • Darkness (Twitches)
  • Arcadius (The Vampire Diaries)
  • Kavaxas (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2012)


  • 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)
  • Trigon (DC Comics)
  • Ogdru Jahad (Hellboy/BPRD)
  • Spawn (Image Comics)
  • 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)
  • Opticarns (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mirage)
  • Mrs. Pollywinkle (The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy)
  • Soulvex (Undertaker comics)
  • Keradon The Soulbender (Wetworks)
  • The Darkness (Witchblade/Top Cow)
  • Jackie Estacado (Witchblade/Top Cow)
  • Spirit Drinker (X-Men: The Animated Series)


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)
  • Undead Imaginators (Skylanders)
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Nightmare (Soulcalibur)
  • Kallig (Star Wars: The Old Republic)
  • Necalli (Street Fighter)
  • 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)
  • Lu/Ciel (Elsword)

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)
  • 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)
  • Bynhildr (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 (Soul Calibur)
  • The Collector (Tracker)
  • Kalista's The Black Spear (League of Legends)
  • Thresh's Soul Lantern (League of Legends)
  • The Transistor (Transistor)
  • Anima Aucupe (Witches of East End)
  • Orb of Baast (Yu Yu Hakusho)





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