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10th Oct '17 8:31:20 AM GuiRitter
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** Sylar and Peter Petrelli both are able to acquire new powers from other evolved humans. Peter just has to remember how that hero made him feel. Notably, Peter has an easier time getting new powers, [[HowDoIShotWeb he has trouble getting some powers to work]], and trouble [[PowerIncontinence getting other powers to turn off]]. Sylar for mst of the time is a PowerParasite that kill people to steal their powers. Later, he learns how to gain abilities without removing a person's brain, obtaining Elle Bishop's power of electric manipulation by empathizing with her and convincing her to let go of her anger. Despite possessing this ability, he has returned to killing to obtain new powers..because StatusQuoIsGod.

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** Sylar and Peter Petrelli both are able to acquire new powers from other evolved humans. Peter just has to remember how that hero made him feel. Notably, Peter has an easier time getting new powers, [[HowDoIShotWeb he has trouble getting some powers to work]], and trouble [[PowerIncontinence getting other powers to turn off]]. Sylar for mst most of the time is a PowerParasite that kill people to steal their powers. Later, he learns how to gain abilities without removing a person's brain, obtaining Elle Bishop's power of electric manipulation by empathizing with her and convincing her to let go of her anger. Despite possessing this ability, he has returned to killing to obtain new powers..because StatusQuoIsGod.
6th Oct '17 4:31:54 PM Prometheus117
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** Vezok can absorb powers used against him. He can also combine them, though it's unclear how long he can keep one power.
** Krahka can [[VoluntaryShapeshifting change her form at will]], and unlike other shapeshifters she can also use the powers of the copied form. Krahka can combine several forms and powers at once, to the point that she can create a [[AllYourPowersCombined Toa Seal]] on her own as long as she copies six different ElementalPowers. As with Vezok, the exact limits of this ability is unclear.

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** Vezok can absorb and store powers used against him. He can also combine them, though it's unclear there's a time limit on how long he can keep one power.
hold of a power before he needs a "recharge", so to speak.
** Krahka can [[VoluntaryShapeshifting change her form at will]], and unlike other shapeshifters she can also use the powers of the copied form. Krahka can combine several forms and powers at once, to the point that she can create a [[AllYourPowersCombined Toa Seal]] on her own as long as she copies six different ElementalPowers. As with Vezok, Her only true limit seems to be that using too many powers at once or switching forms too quickly on the exact limits of this ability is unclear.fly can drain her energy.
4th Oct '17 2:12:41 AM WizardofWoah!
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* Myriad's power in the ''Literature/TheNewHumans''. In addition to being able to temporarily assume the powers of other superhumans, mundane skills and talents are permanently retained.
2nd Oct '17 6:43:48 AM WorstEditorEver
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** This also turns out to be the source of [[BadassGrandpa August]]'s mastery of nearly all forms of magic, and unlike Fukuro, August not only copies the magic, but he [[InstantExpert instantly masters it]] and [[AntiMagic negates]] it as well. While this power definitely makes him one of the most powerful characters in the entire series (something [[TheDreaded acknowledged]] InUniverse), his magic does have one glaring AchillesHeel: He can't copy or cancel-out Holder Magic.
30th Aug '17 11:35:17 PM MasamiPhoenix
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* WesternAnimation/KungFuPandaLegendsOfAwesomeness expands on Po's PowerCopying from the movies, establishing that - thanks to the encyclopedic knowledge of kung fu he got from years of fanboying - he can copy virtually any ability after seeing it performed a handful of times. Some techniques are also so easy to learn that anybody can do this, including Po's father Ping.
3rd Aug '17 12:53:27 PM ZombieAladdin
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* In ''Manga/ShokugekiNoSoma'', Subaru Mimisaka is a master of the "Perfect Trace" technique in which he can perfectly replicate anyone's movements as they're cooking simply by watching them, regardless of how demanding it is. He later refines it to "Flash Perfect Trace" when going up against TheDreaded Somei Saito, in which he can mirror another chef's movements ''as they're doing it''. One weakness that comes up when dueling Saito, however, is that he can copy ''movements'', but if his equipment is inferior, his food will also be inferior.



* ComicBook/{{Taskmaster}}, of Creator/MarvelComics, possesses photographic reflexes. He can do anything after seeing it performed once, with exactly as much skill as the person he watched had in the task. Up to and including [[http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/3841/751/1600/AgentX05-Taskmaster.jpg Chow Yun-Fat]]. However, he gains the ability to use it, not their powers. Meaning he can do the same flips as Spider-man, but he'll never be able to leap off a sheer wall. However, he can watch a scene in fast-forward and perform it at double-speed for a (very) limited time. Even more so, he uses his ability of reflecting an enemy's moves to predict what they would do next. Which got him absolutely nothing when SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} kicked his ass with [[ConfusionFu the power of dance and randomness.]]

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* ComicBook/{{Taskmaster}}, of Creator/MarvelComics, possesses photographic reflexes. He can do anything after seeing it performed once, with exactly as much skill as the person he watched had in the task. Up to and including [[http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/3841/751/1600/AgentX05-Taskmaster.jpg Chow Yun-Fat]]. However, he gains the ability to use it, not their powers. Meaning he can do the same flips as Spider-man, but he'll never be able to leap off a sheer wall. However, he can watch a scene in fast-forward and perform it at double-speed for a (very) limited time. Even more so, he uses his ability of reflecting an enemy's moves to predict what they would do next. Which got him absolutely nothing when SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} kicked his ass with [[ConfusionFu the power of dance and randomness.]]]] Another weakness is that he has reached his brain's limits on what he can remember--as he memorizes actions and techniques, other memories become corrupted, diffused, or lost, so he suffers from a scattered variant of amnesia.
31st Jul '17 5:44:28 PM Earriorwatcher
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** [[spoiler:Grue after his second trigger event]], who can borrow the powers of anyone he catches in [[spoiler:[[CastingAShadow his darkness]]]].

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** [[spoiler:Grue after his second trigger event]], who can borrow the powers of anyone he catches in [[spoiler:[[CastingAShadow his darkness]]]].darkness]]]], although he can borrow only one power at a time and they are weaker than the original.



** Every time the Butcher is killed, its powers and consciousness transfer over to its killer. We first encounter it in its 15th iteration, containing the powers and minds of 15 different parahumans.

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** Every time the Butcher is killed, its powers and consciousness transfer over to its killer. We first encounter it in its 15th 14th iteration, containing the powers and minds of 15 14 different parahumans.parahumans. [[spoiler:We also see Cherish accidentally kill Butcher, becoming Butcher XV.]]
31st Jul '17 6:41:45 AM SteveMB
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* They cannot replicate [[CombinationAttack abilities that require more than user.]]

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* They cannot replicate [[CombinationAttack abilities that require more than user.cooperation between multiple users.]]



* The user also gains the target's [[WeaksauceWeakness weaknesses]] and [[KryptoniteFactor vulnerabilities]]. Making them vulnerable to TrickingTheShapeshifter.

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* The user also gains the target's [[WeaksauceWeakness weaknesses]] and [[KryptoniteFactor vulnerabilities]]. Making them vulnerable to TrickingTheShapeshifter.vulnerabilities]], creating an [[TrickingTheShapeshifter exploitable susceptibility]].
23rd Jul '17 10:36:49 AM Demotivator
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* [[spoiler:John]] from ''Webcomic/UnOrdinary'' has the ability to temporarily copy abilities that he experiences and [[AllYourPowersCombined utilise them in more powerful and creative ways]] than the original ability user.
16th Jul '17 1:56:53 AM Ares101
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* ''Duplicate Boy'' from the Legion of Substitute Heroes is unable to join the Legion of Super Heroes because he can only duplicate the powers other heroes have, and each Legion member must have a unique power. However, his ability is shown to have limits when he tries to duplicate the powers of an immensely powerful foe and is unable to, instead fainting from the effort.

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* ''Duplicate Boy'' was a member of the Champions of Lallor from the Legion time of Substitute Heroes is unable to join the Legion of Super Heroes because he can only duplicate LegionOfSuperHeroes, and was generally accepted to be the powers other heroes have, and each Legion member must have a unique power. However, his ability is shown to have limits most powerful hero of that era, even when he tries to duplicate Pre-Crisis Superboy was around. The reason was that Duplicate Boy could copy the powers of an immensely powerful foe any hero of whom he was even aware of, could retain any number of powers for as long as he wished, and is unable to, instead fainting could combine them in any fashion he wished. He once copied the powers of Legionnaire Dawnstar without ever having met her personally or even been on the same planet as her, he simply needed to know she existed and what her powers where and he could copy her. The only things that kept him from being a complete game breaker was that he had a very strong sense of fair play and was not very imaginative. His usual response was to copy an opponents abilities to fight them fairly, or simply copy Superboy's powers and deal with a threat in the effort.most physically direct manner possible.
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