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The power to possess a symbiotic relationship with at least one other being.

Also Called

  • Symbiotic Exchange/Relationship

Capabilities

The user has a symbiotic relationship with other beings/entities, becoming hosts to another being/entity that lives in or on the user, generally granting them enhanced condition and new powers/abilities. The being/entity may be a spirit, angel, demon, dimensional entity, deity, or even something as a simple as a parasite and any powers it gives is likely to vary depending on what it is.

The symbiote usually requires the essence of the host in order to survive. They may feed off its host's body, mind, soul, emotions, life force etc. but in return they give the host greater power similar to the ways of equivalent exchange.

Applications

Techniques

Variations

Associations

Limitations

  • Bond Destruction/Symbiote Manipulation could defeat the user.
  • The symbiote may take over the user completely.
  • Host may be driven insane by symbiote.
  • Both symbiote and host may need each other to survive.
  • Both symbiote and host may need a mutual relationship on any degree.

Known Users

Cartoons/Comics

  • Helmet of Fate/Doctor Fate/Zatanna (Young Justice/DC Comics)
  • Danila (Bubble Comics)
  • Jaime Reyes/Blue Beetle (DC Comics)
  • Halo (DC Comics); inhabited by an energy being called Aurakle.
  • Alan Scott (DC comics); via the Starheart
  • Sodom Yat (DC Comics); via Ion
  • Lantern Entity (DC Comics)
  • Christopher Kent (DC Comics)
  • Guardians of the Universe (DC Comics)
  • Hellspawns (Image Comics)
  • Spawn/Al Simmons (Image Comics)
  • Redeemers (Image Comics)
  • Witchblade (Image Comics/Witchblade)
  • Darkness (Image Comics/Witchblade)
  • Angelus (Image Comics/Witchblade)
  • Sara Pezzini (Image Comics/Witchblade)
  • Danielle Baptiste (Image Comics/Witchblade)
  • Jackie Estacado (Image Comics/Witchblade)
  • Klyntar/Symbiotes (Marvel Comics)
    • Venom
    • Agent Venom
    • Carnage
    • Toxin
    • Lasher
    • Scott Washington/Hybrid
    • Scream
    • Phage
    • She-Venom
    • Krobaa
    • Payback
    • Mania
  • Scarlet Spiders/Team Red (Marvel Comics)
  • Riot (Marvel Comics)
  • Dreadface (Marvel Comics)
  • Hosts of the Phoenix (Marvel Comics)
  • Hosts of Captain Universe (Marvel Comics)
  • Storm (Marvel Comics); when possessed by Eternity
  • Hawk God (Marvel Comics)
  • Zak Saturday (The Secret Saturdays)
  • Chiro (Super Robot Monkey Team HyperForce Go!)
  • Antauri (Super Robot Monkey Team HyperForce Go!)
  • Ultimate Spider-Man (Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions); Venom symbiote
  • Bugsuckers (Dungeons & Dragons)

Anime/Manga

  • Tenzen Yakushiji (Basilisk)
  • Joujin (Basilisk)
  • Shinigami/Soul Reapers (Bleach)
  • Visored (Bleach)
  • Baby (Dragon Ball GT)
  • Jinchūriki (Naruto)
  • Aburame Clan (Naruto)
  • Samehada (Naruto)
  • All Shamans (Shaman King)
    • Yoh Asakura
  • Crona (Soul Eater)
  • Yugi Motou (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
  • D (Vampire Hunter D)
  • Shō Fukamachi (Guyver); Guyver Unit 1
  • Sean Barker (Guyver); Guyver Unit 2
  • Goddramon (Digimon)
  • Shinichi Izumi (Parasyte)
  • Siegfried/Nightmare (Soul Calibur)
  • Wild Card users (Shin Megami Tensei: Persona)
  • Ferra & Torr (Mortal Kombat X)
  • Vessels (Dream Eater Marry)
  • Shinoa Hiragi (Owari no Seraph)

Live Television/Movies

  • Trill (Star Trek)
  • Jaffas (Stargate)
  • Vindrizi (Babylon 5)
  • Claire Bennett (Heroes) via the catalyst
  • Commander USA (Commander USA's Groovie Movies)
  • Boris The Animal (Men in Black)

Video Games

  • The Lich King (Warcraft)
  • Little Sisters (Bioshock) Via Sea Slugs
  • Megamen and Biometal (Megaman ZX)
  • Doctor Octopus/Monster-Ock (Spider-Man 2/Spider-Man Video Game)
  • Cryptids (Call of Duty: Ghosts - Extinction)

Others

Known Objects

  • Shikon no Tama (InuYasha)

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