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5th Jan '17 6:44:32 PM MiddleEighth
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*In ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'', Paul learns to consciously draw energy from his surroundings. He takes down a man encased in an “energy mecha” this way. He also tastes energy, generally as fruit.
17th Dec '16 8:03:14 AM Malady
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** Yakon, Androids 19 and 20 from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' and Super Android 17 from ''Anime/DragonBallGT''.

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** Yakon, Androids 19 and 20 from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' and ''Anime/DragonBallZ''.
** In ''Anime/DragonBallGT,'' Goku tries to take down [[BigBad
Super Android 17 from ''Anime/DragonBallGT''.17]] with a variety of ki-based attacks, only to discover that he can increase his strength level by absorbing them.
30th Nov '16 4:48:45 AM jormis29
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* Mjolnir can be used to absorb and redirect virtually unlimited amounts of energy. [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]] has used Mjolnir to absorb Hyperion's atomic vision, the ComicBook/SilverSurfer's Power Cosmic attacks, and Heimdall's blue cosmic flames. Absorbed energy can be amplified 10 to 100 fold before being redirected at Thor's attacker. One of Mjolnir's greatest feats occurred in ''Thor #407'', where the hammer managed to contain the galaxy-destroying power of a Null Bomb before using the power to reignite a dying sun.

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* Mjolnir {{Mjolnir}} can be used to absorb and redirect virtually unlimited amounts of energy. [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]] has used Mjolnir to absorb Hyperion's atomic vision, the ComicBook/SilverSurfer's Power Cosmic attacks, and Heimdall's blue cosmic flames. Absorbed energy can be amplified 10 to 100 fold before being redirected at Thor's attacker. One of Mjolnir's greatest feats occurred in ''Thor #407'', where the hammer managed to contain the galaxy-destroying power of a Null Bomb before using the power to reignite a dying sun.
10th Oct '16 1:28:25 PM Pseudoname
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-> "''Every blow you strike is fueled by its motion, Toa...and the power of motion is mine to absorb. Hit [[BigBad me]] or [[TeamPet my pet]] and you only make us stronger!''"

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-> "''Every blow you strike is fueled by its motion, Toa...and the power of motion is mine to absorb. Hit [[BigBad me]] or [[TeamPet [[AttackAnimal my pet]] and you only make us stronger!''"
5th Oct '16 5:56:10 PM Nightmask
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* The character ''ComicBook/{{Dazzler}}'' can absorb an infinite amount of energy in the form of sound and convert it into light-based attacks. She's absorbed the full-powered cry of Black Bolt (capable of destroying mountains) with little difficulty, consumed the solidified sound energy super-villain Klaw, and once at Galactus's behest the sound of exploding GALAXIES in order to use her to recover an awol herald.
14th Aug '16 3:33:57 PM WillKeaton
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** Miura Rinaldi from ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'' is another mage who is specialized in ''Breaker'' magic. This is not surprising considering that she's Nanoha's {{Expy}}[[note]]despite being Hayate's ''[=ViVid=]'' representative[[/note]].

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** Miura Rinaldi from ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'' is another mage who is specialized in ''Breaker'' magic. This is not surprising considering that she's Nanoha's {{Expy}}[[note]]despite {{Expy}}.[[note]]Despite being Hayate's ''[=ViVid=]'' representative[[/note]].representative.[[/note]]



** Likely because it's draining the bio-electricity from the victim's brain/nervous system. Hard to survive when your brain can't tell the rest of your body what to do. This doesn't explain how Metroid victims turn to ash after getting their energy drained completely.

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** Likely because it's draining the bio-electricity from the victim's brain/nervous system. Hard to survive when your brain can't tell the rest of your body what to do. This doesn't explain how Metroid victims turn to ash dust after getting their energy drained completely.
9th Aug '16 6:48:35 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Literature/SuperPowereds'', this is Vince's ability. Until recently, it's been a BlessedWithSuck kind of power due to his inability to control it. The whole point of the secret program is to help the Powered (those who have superpowers but not the ability to control them) to be come Supers (superpowered people who can control their abilities). Vince is first introduced after he accidentally drained an entire county of power, when trying to fix a toaster and receiving an electric shock. His doctor put him in an isolated dark ward to wait for the accumulated power to slowly bleed out of him. When demonstrating the power to Nick, Vince has him light a match and then absorb its energy (including heat), turning the match to ash. When Nick asks why the match turns to ash, Vince explains that he also absorbs the match's ''potential'' energy due to his inexperience. Unfortunately, his arch-nemesis in college is AnIcePerson, meaning Vince can't absorb his energy because cold is the ''absence'' of energy. The best he can do is charge himself up with fire beforehand and use it to counter the ice, coupling it with his superior tactical and hand-to-hand combat skills. He is later chastised by his gym teacher for only charging up the bare minimum in order not to feel exhausted for fear of losing control. The teacher gives him a year to get over it and learn to use his power to the fullest or risk getting cut from the Hero Certification Program.

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* In ''Literature/SuperPowereds'', this is Vince's ability. Until recently, it's been a BlessedWithSuck kind of power due to his inability to control it. The whole point of the secret program is to help the Powered (those who have superpowers but not the ability to control them) to be come Supers (superpowered people who can control their abilities). Vince is first introduced after he accidentally drained an entire county of power, when trying to fix a toaster and receiving an electric shock. His doctor put him in an isolated dark ward to wait for the accumulated power to slowly bleed out of him. When demonstrating the power to Nick, Vince has him light a match and then absorb its energy (including heat), turning the match to ash. When Nick asks why the match turns to ash, Vince explains that he also absorbs the match's ''potential'' energy due to his inexperience. Unfortunately, his arch-nemesis in college is AnIcePerson, meaning Vince can't absorb his energy because cold is the ''absence'' of energy. The best he can do is charge himself up with fire beforehand and use it to counter the ice, coupling it with his superior tactical and hand-to-hand combat skills. He is later chastised by his gym teacher for only charging up the bare minimum in order not to feel exhausted for fear of losing control. The teacher gives him a year to get over it and learn to use his power to the fullest or risk getting cut from the Hero Certification Program. It's eventually revealed that Vince lets go of his inhibitions when his friends are in danger, such as when he [[spoiler:absorbs a forest fire in California and continues to use that fire for the following year]]. In Year 2, he learns that he can [[spoiler:absorb and emit kinetic energy, meaning he can now MegatonPunch with the best of them and be able to take a crippling blow without a problem (the other fist simply stops, losing all momentum)]]. The one ability he has no one though was possible is to [[spoiler:absorb the energy created by another Super]].
17th Jul '16 5:04:02 PM wuzzle22
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* ''VideoGame/MasterOfOrion 2'' has the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Energy Absorber]], which absorbs 1/4th of the damage from an attack in combat, and allows the equipped ship to fire it back like a regular energy weapon in the next turn.

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* ''VideoGame/MasterOfOrion 2'' has the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Energy Absorber]], which absorbs 1/4th a quarter of the damage from an attack in combat, and allows the equipped ship to fire it back like a regular energy weapon in the next turn.
16th Jul '16 1:26:59 PM Gamermaster
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* Nanoha's [[WaveMotionGun Starlight Breaker]] in ''Franchise/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' works by absorbing the residual energy left by magical attacks in a battlefield and firing it in a [[WaveMotionGun massive beam]]. This makes it both deadly and cost-efficient since it doesn't completely rely on a mage's own power, [[spoiler:which is the main reason why Nanoha decided to teach it to Teana after ''[=StrikerS=]'']].

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* Nanoha's [[WaveMotionGun Starlight Breaker]] in ''Franchise/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' works by absorbing the residual energy left by magical attacks in a battlefield and firing it in a [[WaveMotionGun massive beam]]. beam. This makes it both deadly and cost-efficient since it doesn't completely rely on a mage's own power, [[spoiler:which is the main reason why Nanoha decided to teach it to Teana [[WeakButSkilled Teana]] after ''[=StrikerS=]'']].
16th Jul '16 12:13:22 PM Gamermaster
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* Nanoha's [[WaveMotionGun Starlight Breaker]] in ''Franchise/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' works by absorbing the residual energy left by magical attacks in a battlefield and firing it in a massive beam. This makes it both deadly and cost-efficient since it doesn't completely rely on a mage's own power, [[spoiler:which is the main reason why Nanoha decided to teach it to Teana after ''[=StrikerS=]'']].

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* Nanoha's [[WaveMotionGun Starlight Breaker]] in ''Franchise/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' works by absorbing the residual energy left by magical attacks in a battlefield and firing it in a [[WaveMotionGun massive beam.beam]]. This makes it both deadly and cost-efficient since it doesn't completely rely on a mage's own power, [[spoiler:which is the main reason why Nanoha decided to teach it to Teana after ''[=StrikerS=]'']].
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