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23rd Jul '16 12:09:37 PM Andyroid
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* The color Blue in ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' has a host of such spells, as pictured above. Three such spells are [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=3903 Drain Power]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=1491 Mana Drain]] and [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?id=25567 Mana Short]].

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* The color Blue in ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' has a host of such spells, as pictured above. Three such spells are [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=3903 Drain Power]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=1491 Mana Drain]] and [[http://ww2.[[http://gatherer.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?id=25567 com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=25567 Mana Short]].
8th Apr '16 10:09:55 PM Generality
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* In the ''Literature/EnchantedForestChronicles'', this is how all wizard magic works: their [[MagicStaff staves]] automatically draw in magic from the environment and store it to be used in spells. The effect is normally limited to close proximity, but can be expanded greatly for a short time. It also causes a severe allergic reaction in magical creatures such as dragons, and probably worse with long exposures.
17th Mar '16 6:31:56 AM Leid
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* In ''LightNovel/KonoSubarashiiSekaiNiShukufukuO'' Wiz, a Lich, and Kazuma have the "''[[TouchOfDeath Drain Touch]]''" ability, which allows them to drain [[ManaDrain mana]] and/or [[LifeDrain HP]], as well as transfer it to others.
5th Mar '16 7:27:48 AM Pastykake
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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' has encountered several enemies who have the ability to drain chakra. Most notably, Orochimaru's spy, who actively absorbed his enemy's chakra though his palm (he fought and lost to Sasuke in the preliminary of the Chunin exam).

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' has encountered ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** Naruto encounters
several enemies who have the ability to drain chakra. Most notably, chakra, most notably a spy of Orochimaru's spy, who actively absorbed absorbs his enemy's chakra though his palm (he fought fights and lost loses to Sasuke in the preliminary of the Chunin exam).



* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' has Zaraki's [[EyepatchOfPower eyepatch]], which feeds on reiatsu. Also function as a PowerLimiter
** Yumichika's zanpakuto could drain his enemy's reiatsu, essentially [[OneHitKill instant win]]

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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' has ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
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Zaraki's [[EyepatchOfPower eyepatch]], which feeds PowerLimiter eyepatch works by feeding on reiatsu. Also function as a PowerLimiter
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** Yumichika's zanpakuto could zanpakuto's true form can drain his enemy's reiatsu, essentially reiatsu for, essentially, an [[OneHitKill instant win]]win]].



* Many characters in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' can absorb Ki from attacks. Android 20, a.k.a. Dr. Gero, once suckered Vegeta into using an extremely powerful attack to obliterate his hiding place, only to zip out and slurp it up through his hands before it hit.
** This is played with later in the Buu story arc. Goku fights Yakon, a creature on Babidi's ship that drains his power whenever he turns Super Saiyan. [[spoiler: He destroys it by turning Super Saiyan 2 for a very brief moment; the sudden influx of energy is too much for the creatures body and destroys it]].

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* Many characters in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' can absorb Ki ki from attacks. Android 20, a.k.a. Dr. Gero, once suckered suckers Vegeta into using an extremely powerful attack to obliterate his hiding place, only to zip out and slurp it up through his hands before it hit.
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** This is played with later in the Buu story arc. Goku fights Yakon, a creature on Babidi's ship that drains his power whenever he turns Super Saiyan. [[spoiler: He destroys it by turning Super Saiyan 2 for a very brief moment; the sudden influx of energy is too much for the creatures creature's body and destroys it]].



** To be more specific it's he only does this after absorbing a specific spell - "Hell's [[http://www.thefreedictionary.com/conflagration Conflagration]]".

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** To be more specific it's specific, he only does this after absorbing a specific spell - -- "Hell's [[http://www.thefreedictionary.com/conflagration Conflagration]]".Conflagration".



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16th Dec '15 2:03:59 AM M84
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* In ''Manga/BlackClover'', Asta's Black Clover Grimoire summons AntiMagic swords that drain mana on contact. This makes them extremely dangerous for anyone but Asta (who has no mana at all) to wield.
24th Oct '15 5:06:18 PM nombretomado
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* A machine in later episodes of ''[[PrettySammy Magical Project S]]'' is capable of this on a mass scale.

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* A machine in later episodes of ''[[PrettySammy Magical Project S]]'' ''Anime/MagicalProjectS'' is capable of this on a mass scale.
4th Sep '15 3:45:52 PM finalsurvivor1
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* Mana Drain from ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne.''

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* Mana Drain from ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne.'''' Life Drain and Daisoujou's Meditation are buffed versions of this that also steal HP.
** ''VideoGame/DigitalDevilSaga'' changes the name to MP Drain and reclassifies it from Almighty to Mute. Knowing this makes one BonusBoss, Orochi, much easier if you have Null Mute.
28th Aug '15 10:42:44 PM RainbowPhoenix
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** Similarly, ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic II'' also had "Force Drain" as a Force power you could choose, but as you ran into maybe a dozen Force-using enemies in a game it was largly worthless.

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** Similarly, ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic II'' also had "Force Drain" as a Force power you could choose, but as you ran into maybe a dozen Force-using enemies in a game it was largly worthless. It's only real use is if a Light Side player wishes to use a certain GoodBadBug for infinite experience, since it occurs in a place where force points can not be regenerated.
25th May '15 7:30:20 AM Diask
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* Many characters in ''DragonBallZ'' can absorb Ki from attacks. Android 20, a.k.a. Dr. Gero, once suckered Vegeta into using an extremely powerful attack to obliterate his hiding place, only to zip out and slurp it up through his hands before it hit.

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* Many characters in ''DragonBallZ'' ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' can absorb Ki from attacks. Android 20, a.k.a. Dr. Gero, once suckered Vegeta into using an extremely powerful attack to obliterate his hiding place, only to zip out and slurp it up through his hands before it hit.



* Negi Springfield of ''MahouSenseiNegima'' in his [[BlackMagic dark mode]] does this using [[{{Hellfire}} black flames]].

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* Negi Springfield of ''MahouSenseiNegima'' ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' in his [[BlackMagic dark mode]] does this using [[{{Hellfire}} black flames]].



* The color Blue in ''MagicTheGathering'' has a host of such spells, as pictured above. Three such spells are [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=3903 Drain Power]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=1491 Mana Drain]] and [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?id=25567 Mana Short]].

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* The color Blue in ''MagicTheGathering'' ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' has a host of such spells, as pictured above. Three such spells are [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=3903 Drain Power]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=1491 Mana Drain]] and [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?id=25567 Mana Short]].



** A couple of heroes can perform this dance as well. Taloon from [[VideoGame/DragonQuestIV DQIV]], for example, does this at random times.
* The Blood Mage in ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} III: The Frozen Throne'' has an ability called "Siphon Mana". This can also be used on allies, draining mana from the Blood Mage into the ally.

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** A couple of heroes can perform this dance as well. Taloon from [[VideoGame/DragonQuestIV DQIV]], ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIV'', for example, does this at random times.
* The Blood Mage in ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} III: ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII: The Frozen Throne'' has an ability called "Siphon Mana". This can also be used on allies, draining mana from the Blood Mage into the ally.



** Mages can do this to themselves, sort of; [[BarrierMaiden Mana Shield]] will cause them to lose mana instead of health when struck.

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** Mages can do this to themselves, sort of; [[BarrierMaiden Mana Shield]] ManaShield will cause them to lose mana instead of health when struck.



* In ''{{EverQuest}}'', Necromancers and Enchanters are masters of this trope. Actually, Enchanters are mostly obeying this trope in raids. They rarely use their (otherwise totally inoffensive) damage spells, but they use all their versions of Mana Drain (one of them even named that). Similarly, Necromancers do this, and their inversion: Mana Pump.

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* In ''{{EverQuest}}'', ''VideoGame/EverQuest'', Necromancers and Enchanters are masters of this trope. Actually, Enchanters are mostly obeying this trope in raids. They rarely use their (otherwise totally inoffensive) damage spells, but they use all their versions of Mana Drain (one of them even named that). Similarly, Necromancers do this, and their inversion: Mana Pump.



* ''GuildWars'' characters have access to a wide variety of mana-draining skills. Ironically, the similar abundance of mana-boosting skills (especially the Necromancer's powerful Soul Reaping ability), coupled with the fact that most of the monsters are [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard oversupplied with mana]] to begin with, has led to mana-draining skills being widely thought of as underpowered and pretty useless.

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* ''GuildWars'' ''VideoGame/GuildWars'' characters have access to a wide variety of mana-draining skills. Ironically, the similar abundance of mana-boosting skills (especially the Necromancer's powerful Soul Reaping ability), coupled with the fact that most of the monsters are [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard oversupplied with mana]] to begin with, has led to mana-draining skills being widely thought of as underpowered and pretty useless.



* ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' has the Energy Taker, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin which does exactly what the name implies]].

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* ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' has the Energy Taker, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin which does exactly what the name implies]].implies.



* In the MMORPG ''AnarchyOnline'' the trader profession has powerful abilities that drain other players nanoenergy (mana in the scifi game)in pvp combat, leaving many professions crippled.

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* In the MMORPG ''AnarchyOnline'' ''VideoGame/AnarchyOnline'' the trader profession has powerful abilities that drain other players nanoenergy (mana in the scifi game)in pvp combat, leaving many professions crippled.



* ''Franchise/{{Tales series}}'' games have the Weak/Waste status, which caused your TP/CG/EG to either slowly drain or take more than usual to use attacks.



** A more useful variant is in ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor'', that may even be considered a [[GameBreaker Game Breaker]]; it gets both [[LifeDrain H]][[HitPoints P]] and [[ManaDrain M]][[ManaPoints P]], is [[NonElemental unblockable]], and is nearly the ''only'' way to restore MP mid-battle.

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** A more useful variant is in ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor'', that may even be considered a [[GameBreaker Game Breaker]]; GameBreaker; it gets both [[LifeDrain H]][[HitPoints P]] and [[ManaDrain M]][[ManaPoints P]], {{M|anaPoints}}P, is [[NonElemental unblockable]], and is nearly the ''only'' way to restore MP mid-battle.



* ''{{Defense of the Ancients}}'' Lion has a channeling mana drain. His counterpart from ''VideoGame/{{Heroes of Newerth}}'', Witch Slayer, shares the same ability.
* [[EveOnline Eve online]] has energy vampires (usually called nos, or nosferatu after some of the different types available) that transfer some of the target ship's capacitor energy to your own. Something of a game breaker before being patched to not drain the target's capacitor to a lower percentage than your own. Some ships have bonuses to the drain amount of nos and neuts, the related [[ManaBurn mana burners]].
* ''MapleStory'' has a passive version of this, called MP Eater, for wizards of all classes that has a percentage chance to drain a percentage of a target's mana for every magic attack. Because of the way it triggers, it's useless for actually gaining mana and mostly serves to lighten the cost of mana potions.

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* ''{{Defense of the Ancients}}'' ''DefenseOfTheAncients'' Lion has a channeling mana drain. His counterpart from ''VideoGame/{{Heroes of Newerth}}'', ''VideoGame/HeroesOfNewerth'', Witch Slayer, shares the same ability.
* [[EveOnline Eve online]] ''VideoGame/EVEOnline'' has energy vampires (usually called nos, or nosferatu after some of the different types available) that transfer some of the target ship's capacitor energy to your own. Something of a game breaker before being patched to not drain the target's capacitor to a lower percentage than your own. Some ships have bonuses to the drain amount of nos and neuts, the related [[ManaBurn mana burners]].
* ''MapleStory'' ''VideoGame/MapleStory'' has a passive version of this, called MP Eater, for wizards of all classes that has a percentage chance to drain a percentage of a target's mana for every magic attack. Because of the way it triggers, it's useless for actually gaining mana and mostly serves to lighten the cost of mana potions.



* ''VideoGame/{{Descent}} II'' has Energy Bandits, which [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin as their name suggests]], drain your weapon energy.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Descent}} II'' has Energy Bandits, which [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin as their name suggests]], suggests, drain your weapon energy.
17th May '15 4:02:14 PM nombretomado
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* Some of the ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' games have enemies doing a "strange dance" which lowers one's mana. This was [[ShoutOut referenced]] in the baseball episode of ''SuzumiyaHaruhi'' ("Is Haruhi trying to lower the pitcher's MP?").

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* Some of the ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' games have enemies doing a "strange dance" which lowers one's mana. This was [[ShoutOut referenced]] in the baseball episode of ''SuzumiyaHaruhi'' ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' ("Is Haruhi trying to lower the pitcher's MP?").
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