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17th Oct '17 1:10:47 PM ASCE
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** Other examples include: Kisame's [[EmpathicWeapon sword Samehada]] has similar capabilities, and is capable of giving the chakra to its user to keep their stamina up and heal wounds. Yoroi (who absorbs through his hands), Jirobo (who absorbs through the sphere of earth he trapped his opponents in), the Aburame Clan's insects, and Zetsu (through his spores) can also use this, but can only absorb [[{{Mana}} chakra]] from the opponent directly, and not their techniques (Zetsu can also restore it to someone else). [[LivingMacGuffin Hashirama Senju, and anyone who acquires his cells in their body]] (Yamato, Zetsu, Madara, and Obito), can absorb chakra using Wood Release as a medium or with physical contact to some extent. Madara claims Hashirama's [[HumongousMecha Wood Dragon]] bound the [[((Kaiju)) Nine Tails]] in their final battle, and using said dragon himself he overpowered and dissolved Naruto's [[((Kaiju)) Bijuu]] [[SuperMode mode]].

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** Other examples include: Kisame's [[EmpathicWeapon sword Samehada]] has similar capabilities, and is capable of giving the chakra to its user to keep their stamina up and heal wounds. Yoroi (who absorbs through his hands), Jirobo (who absorbs through the sphere of earth he trapped his opponents in), the Aburame Clan's insects, and Zetsu (through his spores) can also use this, but can only absorb [[{{Mana}} chakra]] from the opponent directly, and not their techniques (Zetsu can also restore it to someone else). [[LivingMacGuffin Hashirama Senju, and anyone who acquires his cells in their body]] (Yamato, Zetsu, Madara, and Obito), can absorb chakra using Wood Release as a medium or with physical contact to some extent. Madara claims Hashirama's [[HumongousMecha Wood Dragon]] bound the [[((Kaiju)) [[{{Kaiju}} Nine Tails]] in their final battle, and using said dragon himself he overpowered and dissolved Naruto's [[((Kaiju)) [[{{Kaiju}} Bijuu]] [[SuperMode mode]].
17th Oct '17 1:08:27 PM ASCE
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** Other examples include: Kisame's [[EmpathicWeapon sword Samehada]] has similar capabilities, and is capable of giving the chakra to its user to keep their stamina up and heal wounds. Yoroi (who absorbs through his hands), Jirobo (who absorbs through the sphere of earth he trapped his opponents in), the Aburame Clan's insects, and Zetsu (through his spores) can also use this, but can only absorb [[{{Mana}} chakra]] from the opponent directly, and not their techniques (Zetsu can also restore it to someone else). [[LivingMacGuffin Hashirama Senju, and anyone who acquires his cells in their body]] (Yamato, Zetsu, Madara, and Obito), can absorb chakra using Wood Release as a medium or with physical contact to some extent. Madara claims Hashirama's [[HumongousMecha Wood Dragon]] bound the [[Kaiju Nine Tails]] in their final battle, and using said dragon himself he overpowered and dissolved Naruto's [[Kaiju Bijuu]] [[SuperMode mode]].

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** Other examples include: Kisame's [[EmpathicWeapon sword Samehada]] has similar capabilities, and is capable of giving the chakra to its user to keep their stamina up and heal wounds. Yoroi (who absorbs through his hands), Jirobo (who absorbs through the sphere of earth he trapped his opponents in), the Aburame Clan's insects, and Zetsu (through his spores) can also use this, but can only absorb [[{{Mana}} chakra]] from the opponent directly, and not their techniques (Zetsu can also restore it to someone else). [[LivingMacGuffin Hashirama Senju, and anyone who acquires his cells in their body]] (Yamato, Zetsu, Madara, and Obito), can absorb chakra using Wood Release as a medium or with physical contact to some extent. Madara claims Hashirama's [[HumongousMecha Wood Dragon]] bound the [[Kaiju [[((Kaiju)) Nine Tails]] in their final battle, and using said dragon himself he overpowered and dissolved Naruto's [[Kaiju [[((Kaiju)) Bijuu]] [[SuperMode mode]].
17th Oct '17 1:06:19 PM ASCE
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** One of the Six Paths of Pain's bodies the Preta Path grants has the ability to absorb chakra in any form. Pain channelled the Preta Path through the corpse of an overweight Kusagakure shinobi. This ability is primarily defensive in nature as it is capable of absorbing chakra from an individual through physical contact. In addition to this, the Preta Path is able to absorb ninjutsu-based techniques, thereby nullifying their effect. This is done by forming a barrier around the user's entire body, allowing them to absorb attacks from all directions. Naruto counters by [[spoiler:[[PhlebotinumOverload overloading it with nature chakra]], [[BalefulPolymorph turning the body into a frog statue]]]].
** During the 4th Shinobi World War, Nagato himself used the Preta Path to absorb Killer B's chakra while he was in his Version 2 form. He then apparently used the chakra to revitalise his body to its state before it was emaciated by the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path. The ability of the Preta Path is a standard ability of those who wield the [[MagicalEye Rinnegan]].
** Other examples include: Kisame's [[EmpathicWeapon sword Samehada]] has similar capabilities, and is capable of [[spoiler:giving the chakra to its user to keep their stamina up and heal wounds]]. Yoroi (who absorbs through his hands), Jirobo (who absorbs through the sphere of earth he trapped his opponents in), the Aburame Clan's insects, and Zetsu (through his spores) can also use this, but can only absorb [[{{Mana}} chakra]] from the opponent directly, and not their techniques (Zetsu can also restore it to someone else). Hashirama Senju, and anyone who acquires his cells in their body (Yamato, Zetsu, Madara, and Obito), can absorb chakra using Wood Release as a medium or with physical contact to some extent. Madara claims Hashirama's Wood Dragon bound the Nine Tails in their final battle, and using said dragon himself he overpowered Naruto's Bijuu mode.

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** One of the Six Paths of Pain's bodies the Preta Path grants has the ability to absorb chakra in any form. Pain channelled the Preta Path through the corpse of an overweight Kusagakure shinobi. This ability is primarily defensive in nature as it is capable of absorbing chakra from an individual through physical contact. In addition to this, the Preta Path is able to absorb ninjutsu-based techniques, thereby nullifying their effect. This is done by forming a barrier around the user's entire body, allowing them to absorb attacks from all directions. Naruto counters by [[spoiler:[[PhlebotinumOverload [[PhlebotinumOverload overloading it with nature chakra]], [[BalefulPolymorph turning the body into a frog statue]]]].
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** During the 4th Shinobi World War, Nagato himself used the Preta Path power to absorb Killer B's chakra while he was in his Version 2 form. He then apparently used the chakra to revitalise his body to its state before it was emaciated by the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path. The ability of the Preta Path is a standard ability of those who wield the [[MagicalEye Rinnegan]].
** Other examples include: Kisame's [[EmpathicWeapon sword Samehada]] has similar capabilities, and is capable of [[spoiler:giving giving the chakra to its user to keep their stamina up and heal wounds]].wounds. Yoroi (who absorbs through his hands), Jirobo (who absorbs through the sphere of earth he trapped his opponents in), the Aburame Clan's insects, and Zetsu (through his spores) can also use this, but can only absorb [[{{Mana}} chakra]] from the opponent directly, and not their techniques (Zetsu can also restore it to someone else). [[LivingMacGuffin Hashirama Senju, and anyone who acquires his cells in their body body]] (Yamato, Zetsu, Madara, and Obito), can absorb chakra using Wood Release as a medium or with physical contact to some extent. Madara claims Hashirama's [[HumongousMecha Wood Dragon Dragon]] bound the [[Kaiju Nine Tails Tails]] in their final battle, and using said dragon himself he overpowered and dissolved Naruto's Bijuu mode.[[Kaiju Bijuu]] [[SuperMode mode]].
17th Oct '17 12:53:07 PM ASCE
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* One of Pain's bodies can do this in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. Naruto counters by [[spoiler:[[PhlebotinumOverload overloading it with nature chakra]], [[BalefulPolymorph turning the body into a frog statue]]]]. Kisame's [[EmpathicWeapon sword Samehada]] has similar capabilities, and is capable of [[spoiler:giving the chakra to its user to keep their stamina up and heal wounds]]. Yoroi (who absorbs through his hands), Jirobo (who absorbs through the sphere of earth he trapped his opponents in), Shino's insects, and Zetsu (through his spores) can also use this, but can only absorb [[{{Mana}} chakra]] from the opponent directly, and not their techniques (Zetsu can also restore it to someone else).

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* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''
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One of the Six Paths of Pain's bodies can do this the Preta Path grants has the ability to absorb chakra in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. any form. Pain channelled the Preta Path through the corpse of an overweight Kusagakure shinobi. This ability is primarily defensive in nature as it is capable of absorbing chakra from an individual through physical contact. In addition to this, the Preta Path is able to absorb ninjutsu-based techniques, thereby nullifying their effect. This is done by forming a barrier around the user's entire body, allowing them to absorb attacks from all directions. Naruto counters by [[spoiler:[[PhlebotinumOverload overloading it with nature chakra]], [[BalefulPolymorph turning the body into a frog statue]]]]. statue]]]].
** During the 4th Shinobi World War, Nagato himself used the Preta Path to absorb Killer B's chakra while he was in his Version 2 form. He then apparently used the chakra to revitalise his body to its state before it was emaciated by the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path. The ability of the Preta Path is a standard ability of those who wield the [[MagicalEye Rinnegan]].
** Other examples include:
Kisame's [[EmpathicWeapon sword Samehada]] has similar capabilities, and is capable of [[spoiler:giving the chakra to its user to keep their stamina up and heal wounds]]. Yoroi (who absorbs through his hands), Jirobo (who absorbs through the sphere of earth he trapped his opponents in), Shino's the Aburame Clan's insects, and Zetsu (through his spores) can also use this, but can only absorb [[{{Mana}} chakra]] from the opponent directly, and not their techniques (Zetsu can also restore it to someone else).else). Hashirama Senju, and anyone who acquires his cells in their body (Yamato, Zetsu, Madara, and Obito), can absorb chakra using Wood Release as a medium or with physical contact to some extent. Madara claims Hashirama's Wood Dragon bound the Nine Tails in their final battle, and using said dragon himself he overpowered Naruto's Bijuu mode.
24th Sep '17 3:49:47 PM CrimsonMage
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* Reversal from ''Podcast/RollToBreathe'' can absorb any kind of energy, mainly lasers or fire, and direct it back at the enemy.
12th Jun '17 6:30:27 AM Prime32
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Energy Absorption is usually, but not always, an example of FeedItWithFire. Compare and contrast with AdaptiveAbility, which has a similar effect, but without the risk of PhlebotinumOverload. See also ElementalAbsorption when this is done with ElementalPowers. Rare RadiationImmuneMutants may go beyond mere resistance and actually feed on or absorb radiation.

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Energy Absorption is usually, but not always, an example of FeedItWithFire. Compare and contrast with AdaptiveAbility, which has a similar effect, but without the risk of PhlebotinumOverload. Also contrast EnergyDonation, for when this goes in the opposite direction. See also ElementalAbsorption when this is done with ElementalPowers. Rare RadiationImmuneMutants may go beyond mere resistance and actually feed on or absorb radiation.
5th Jun '17 6:15:31 PM XMenMutant22
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* Some pegasi in the ''Fanfic/TriptychContinuum'' can pull this off with the kinetic energy of wind, but whatever's been absorbed has to be used up or redirected in a hurry. It's described as an emergency technique to be utilized when there's no time to set up an equal-and-opposite gust or unwind a tornado, and that idiots who rely on it don't last long. By contrast, lightning ''can't'' be absorbed, but a very few pegasi are capable of redirecting it. Rainbow Dash knows the first technique, but not the second.

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* Some pegasi in the ''Fanfic/TriptychContinuum'' can pull this off with the kinetic energy of wind, but whatever's been absorbed has to be used up or redirected in a hurry. It's described as an emergency technique to be utilized when there's no time to set up an equal-and-opposite gust or unwind a tornado, and that idiots who rely on it don't last long. By contrast, lightning ''can't'' be absorbed, but a very few pegasi are capable of redirecting it. Rainbow Dash knows the first technique, but not the second.



* A weaker version in ''Film/{{Evolution}}''. The alien lifeforms turns out to use fire to kick their HollywoodEvolution UpToEleven. Originally, it was triggered by the meteorite superheating in the atmosphere. Near the end, the US Military decides to use napalm to burn the alien lifeforms before they spread to the world. This results in a giant amoeba-like creature that begins to split in two. Earlier, someone entertained the thought of nuking the aliens.

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* A weaker version in ''Film/{{Evolution}}''. The alien lifeforms turns turn out to use fire to kick their HollywoodEvolution UpToEleven. Originally, it was triggered by the meteorite superheating in the atmosphere. Near the end, the US Military decides to use napalm to burn the alien lifeforms before they spread to the world. This results in a giant amoeba-like creature that begins to split in two. Earlier, someone entertained the thought of nuking the aliens.



* 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]].

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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 become 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 thought was possible is to [[spoiler:absorb the energy created by another Super]].



* The space amoeba from the original ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}''.

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* The space amoeba ameba from the original ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}''.



** The ''Expanded Psionics Handbook'' introduces the power Energy Adaptation that coverts 10 energy damage into light, Radiant armor that does the same, and the power Energy Conversion that allows you to store and release the energy damage that it prevents.

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** The ''Expanded Psionics Handbook'' introduces the power Energy Adaptation that coverts converts 10 energy damage into light, Radiant armor that does the same, and the power Energy Conversion that allows you to store and release the energy damage that it prevents.



** The eponymous creatures feed by absorbing energy from living things through an unknown process. According to the lore of the recent games their victims lose no blood or other bodymass but appear unable to survive without the energy the Metroids drain.

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** The eponymous creatures feed by absorbing energy from living things through an unknown process. According to the lore of the recent games games, their victims lose no blood or other bodymass body mass but appear unable to survive without the energy the Metroids drain.



** Several classes have limited absorption abilities, often of their primary elements. Mages can gain various sidebenefits with talents, such as absorbing mana or spellpower from the negated spells. Deathknights can use an AntiMagic shield that gives them additional runic power when absorbing damage. Mages can also steal enemy buffs, although only for a maxium of two minutes.

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** Several classes have limited absorption abilities, often of their primary elements. Mages can gain various sidebenefits side benefits with talents, such as absorbing mana or spellpower from the negated spells. Deathknights can use an AntiMagic shield that gives them additional runic power when absorbing damage. Mages can also steal enemy buffs, although only for a maxium maximum of two minutes.



* In ''VideoGame/SwordOfTheStars'', one of the "shield" sections availale is the absorber. It cuts energy weapon damage by 75% and uses that energy to recharge the energy-based weapons of the ship it's on. Ships with this section and an all-energy weapon layout are going to be duking it out for some time.

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* In ''VideoGame/SwordOfTheStars'', one of the "shield" sections availale available is the absorber. It cuts energy weapon damage by 75% and uses that energy to recharge the energy-based weapons of the ship it's on. Ships with this section and an all-energy weapon layout are going to be duking it out for some time.



* In ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', there are several abilities that nullify damage taken from certain types, instead raising one of the target's stats.

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* In ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', there are several abilities that nullify damage taken from certain types, instead of raising one of the target's stats.



** [[OurCentaursAreDifferent Hecarim]] has a aura that absorbs enemy & ally damage into self-healing.

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** [[OurCentaursAreDifferent Hecarim]] has a an aura that absorbs enemy & ally damage into self-healing.



* Anvil from ''WebComic/GrrlPower'' is superstrong by default but she can dramatically boost it by absorbing kinetic energy. Other brick-type superhumans find this a nasty surprise when she gets stronger the more times they punch her.

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* Anvil from ''WebComic/GrrlPower'' is superstrong super strong by default but she can dramatically boost it by absorbing kinetic energy. Other brick-type superhumans find this a nasty surprise when she gets stronger the more times they punch her.



** Chinese superhero Overpower can absorb any sort of energy at all. Doing so increases her already prodigious strength.

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** Chinese superhero Overpower can absorb any sort of energy at all. Doing so increases all, increasing her already prodigious strength.



** And Lancer, a PK brick, can absorb energy attacks and fire tham back at his opponents.

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** And Lancer, a PK brick, can absorb energy attacks and fire tham them back at his opponents.



* ''WebOriginal/AcademyOfSuperheroes'': Arc in a peculiar variant, converts kinetic energy into superstrength and superspeed. This includes her own kinetic energy so she charges up her powers by running back and forth.

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* ''WebOriginal/AcademyOfSuperheroes'': Arc in a peculiar variant, variant converts kinetic energy into superstrength and superspeed. This includes her own kinetic energy so she charges up her powers by running back and forth.



** The newest villain in ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' also has these powers. Coincidentally, he's of the same alien race as Kevin. What's more, he's after alien powers too. However, his plan seems to be going over better than Kevin's did. Until Kevin absorbed ''his'' powers.

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** The newest villain Aggregor in ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' also has these powers. Coincidentally, he's of the same alien race as Kevin. What's more, he's Kevin and after alien powers too.(much like young Kevin in the original series). However, his plan seems to be going over better than Kevin's did. Until Kevin absorbed ''his'' powers.



* [[WesternAnimation/StaticShock Static Shock]] had a variation with a villain who gained his powers through [[ProfessorGuineaPig self-experimentation]] in bypassing metabolic processes for gaining energy. This gave him matter absorption, by which energy absorption was a side-benefit, but made him increasingly more dense the more he absorbed with a hunger to absorb more. Eventually he rendered too heavy to move and needed to be carted to custody with a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crawler-transporter crawler-transporter]].

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* [[WesternAnimation/StaticShock Static Shock]] had a variation with a villain who gained his powers through [[ProfessorGuineaPig self-experimentation]] in bypassing metabolic processes for gaining energy. This gave him matter absorption, by which energy absorption was a side-benefit, but made him increasingly more dense the more he absorbed with a hunger to absorb more. Eventually Eventually, he rendered too heavy to move and needed to be carted to custody with a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crawler-transporter crawler-transporter]].
9th May '17 9:43:52 PM Geoduck
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* The 1957 film ''Kronos'' features an alien device/war machine that is sent to Earth to absorb energy to take back to its alien creators; it grows ever-larger the more it absorbs.
5th May '17 12:39:45 PM DarkHunter
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* ''Film/StarWars'': Yoda displays this ability in Episodes II and III, using it as a counter to the Siths' famous Force Lightning. It seems, however, that he can only absorb so much of it before it all explodes outward.
17th Apr '17 12:00:13 PM BeerBaron
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** The [[http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Oblivion:Spell_Absorption spell absorption]], which at 100% makes you immune to magic (and thanks to a bug, unable to use telekinetic and summon spells).

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** The Throughout the series, there are examples in the spells/effects Absorb Health, Absorb Magicka, and Absorb Fatigue/Stamina. They do ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. There are also a number of (typically legendary artifact) items that grant these spell effects as long as you are using/wearing the item.
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', there is
[[http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Oblivion:Spell_Absorption spell absorption]], which at 100% makes you immune to magic (and thanks to a bug, unable to use telekinetic and summon spells).



** There are also absorb magic, health and fatigue attacks.
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