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The ability to absorb pain/suffering and utilize it in some way. Sub-power of Emotion Absorption and Pain Manipulation. Variation of Absorption.

Also Called

  • Pain Absorption
  • Suffering Stealing


The user can absorb pain/suffering (whether mental and physical) of others, 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.




  • Users of Apathy or beings who lack emotion pain/suffering are immune.
  • May be limited to how much one can absorb.
  • May have limited range, including touch only.
  • The pain and suffering the user absorbs may be detrimental to the user's own well being and may drive them insane or destroy them with time.
  • Some forms of pain/suffering may be un-absorbable.
  • Absorption Immunity/Absorption Negation

Known Users

  • Ilmater (Forgotten Realms)
  • Elva (Inheritance Cycle)
  • Afterlife (Marvel Comics)
  • Castiel (Supernatural)
  • Werewolves/Werecoyotes (Teen Wolf)
  • stuck chuck (kid cosmic)