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9th Aug '16 2:35:25 PM ZimFan89
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* In ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'', it eventually turns out that [[spoiler: Voldemort has been using his PsychicLink with Harry to siphon some of the latter's [[PhysicalGod newfound powers]] for himself, ultimately letting him [[BackFromTheDead regaining a body]] a full year [[ForWantOfANail ahead of canon]]]].
28th Jul '16 7:56:52 AM Tsukiyo
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* Academic Sigils (or [[MeaninfulName Seals]]) in ''Webcomic/{{Blindsprings}}''. [[spoiler:The sigils absorb too much magic to keep themselves fuctioning, and the lack of well maintained Blindsprings to keep the magic flowing means a decline of magical source. The worse is that Academic sigils aren't bound to any especific magic, meaning that once Aberwelle's magic runs out, the sigils will start absorbing magic from nearby foreign countries.]]
26th Jul '16 3:14:51 AM Morgenthaler
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Whatever the case, these villains are DangerouslyGenreSavvy enough to know that, if they can't beat 'em, ''be'' them. In direct defiance of the SuperpowerLottery, and through manipulating the SortingAlgorithmOfEvil, these villains completely absorb, implant or outright steal someone else's abilities as their own, giving them a better chance at fighting their enemies. Said new abilities may or may not have an affect on the overall health or mental condition to the villain in question. In terms of PlayingWithATrope, when your whole ability is to steal other abilities think of it as a Power Sponge, especially if it ends up like a black hole, but such examples are rare.

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Whatever the case, these villains are DangerouslyGenreSavvy smart enough to know that, if they can't beat 'em, ''be'' them. In direct defiance of the SuperpowerLottery, and through manipulating the SortingAlgorithmOfEvil, these villains completely absorb, implant or outright steal someone else's abilities as their own, giving them a better chance at fighting their enemies. Said new abilities may or may not have an affect on the overall health or mental condition to the villain in question. In terms of PlayingWithATrope, when your whole ability is to steal other abilities think of it as a Power Sponge, especially if it ends up like a black hole, but such examples are rare.



* In ''Manga/HunterXHunter'', Chrollo Lucilfer is a Power Sponge - his only ability is to steal the complete set of powers from another person; the victim is effectively BroughtDownToNormal for the rest of his or her life (and cannot even sense other people with powers, a trait even some non-supers can do in this series). Chrollo has a tougher time than most to obtain these powers, as he needs to meet the person whose powers he's going to steal, Chrollo needs to hear the name of the power from said person and see it performed, needs to summon his book which stores the powers to hold it in, and needs to perform the above within 24 hours or that person becomes immune to his powers. In addition, he needs to hold the book out in order to use these powers. And to top it all off, the power only works for him so long as the person he stole it from is still alive, so he can't just kill the person after stealing their power. [[spoiler:However, since Nen can last even beyond death and it can get stronger through death, it is possible for Chrollo to keep the ability if he's lucky enough.]] Chrollo is DangerouslyGenreSavvy enough to have collected a number of powers from fighters stronger than him.

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* In ''Manga/HunterXHunter'', Chrollo Lucilfer is a Power Sponge - his only ability is to steal the complete set of powers from another person; the victim is effectively BroughtDownToNormal for the rest of his or her life (and cannot even sense other people with powers, a trait even some non-supers can do in this series). Chrollo has a tougher time than most to obtain these powers, as he needs to meet the person whose powers he's going to steal, Chrollo needs to hear the name of the power from said person and see it performed, needs to summon his book which stores the powers to hold it in, and needs to perform the above within 24 hours or that person becomes immune to his powers. In addition, he needs to hold the book out in order to use these powers. And to top it all off, the power only works for him so long as the person he stole it from is still alive, so he can't just kill the person after stealing their power. [[spoiler:However, since Nen can last even beyond death and it can get stronger through death, it is possible for Chrollo to keep the ability if he's lucky enough.]] Chrollo is DangerouslyGenreSavvy smart enough to have collected a number of powers from fighters stronger than him.
12th Jun '16 5:39:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/XMen'', Rogue's power involves sapping life energy and powers from those she comes into contact with. [[BlessedWithSuck Whether she wants to or not.]]

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* In ''Film/XMen'', ''Film/XMen'':
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Rogue's power involves sapping life energy and powers from those she comes into contact with. [[BlessedWithSuck Whether she wants to or not.]]]]
** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': The villain Apocalypse is a [[GrandTheftMe body-changer]] who permanently acquires the superpowers of every new host he uses. Because he's been alive for thousands of years, he won the SuperpowerLottery through sheer persistence.
8th Jun '16 10:38:43 PM TSBasilisk
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** [[spoiler:Grue]]'s second trigger allows him to duplicate the powers of any parahuman inside the range of his main ability. He can't use as much of the power as the original parahuman while the original will have their power reduced until outside of his range.
2nd Jun '16 3:51:28 PM Eagal
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* In ''Series/{{Powers}}'' Wolfe can absorb the abilities of other Powers. He later gains the ability to [[spoiler: drain them at a distance when Johnny Royale uses his brain matter to make Sway and distributes it to a huge number of Powers.]]
27th May '16 1:24:58 PM Prometheus117
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* Takeover Magic in ''Manga/FairyTail'' allows its caster to absorb certain creatures or beings and assume their powers and forms. It's not exclusively a villainous technique, though, as its most notable practitioners are the heroic Strauss siblings: Mirajane's "Satan Soul" works on demons and devils; Elfman's "Beast Soul" for monsters; and Lisanna's "Animal Soul" for ordinary animals. [[spoiler:The villainous Dimaria takes the cake, though, with her "God Soul" ability allowing her to absorb gods]].

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* Takeover Magic in ''Manga/FairyTail'' allows its caster to absorb certain creatures or beings and assume their powers and forms. It's not exclusively a villainous technique, though, as its most notable practitioners are the heroic Strauss siblings: Mirajane's "Satan Soul" works on demons and devils; Elfman's "Beast Soul" for monsters; and Lisanna's "Animal Soul" for ordinary animals. [[spoiler:The villainous Dimaria takes the cake, though, with her "God Soul" ability allowing her to absorb gods]].gods, though there are hints with the only god she's shown using, [[TimeMaster Chronos]], that it's at least partially [[WillingChanneler willing]]]].
2nd May '16 6:56:33 PM MajinAkuma
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* In ''Manga/HunterXHunter'', Chrollo Lucilfer is a Power Sponge - his only ability is to steal the complete set of powers from another person; the victim is effectively BroughtDownToNormal for the rest of his or her life (and cannot even sense other people with powers, a trait even some non-supers can do in this series). Chrollo has a tougher time than most to obtain these powers, as he needs to meet the person whose powers he's going to steal, Chrollo needs to hear the name of the power from said person and see it performed, needs to summon his book which stores the powers to hold it in, and needs to perform the above within 24 hours or that person becomes immune to his powers. In addition, he needs to hold the book out in order to use these powers. And to top it all off, the power only works for him so long as the person he stole it from is still alive, so he can't just kill the person after stealing their power. Chrollo is DangerouslyGenreSavvy enough to have collected a number of powers from fighters stronger than him.

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* In ''Manga/HunterXHunter'', Chrollo Lucilfer is a Power Sponge - his only ability is to steal the complete set of powers from another person; the victim is effectively BroughtDownToNormal for the rest of his or her life (and cannot even sense other people with powers, a trait even some non-supers can do in this series). Chrollo has a tougher time than most to obtain these powers, as he needs to meet the person whose powers he's going to steal, Chrollo needs to hear the name of the power from said person and see it performed, needs to summon his book which stores the powers to hold it in, and needs to perform the above within 24 hours or that person becomes immune to his powers. In addition, he needs to hold the book out in order to use these powers. And to top it all off, the power only works for him so long as the person he stole it from is still alive, so he can't just kill the person after stealing their power. [[spoiler:However, since Nen can last even beyond death and it can get stronger through death, it is possible for Chrollo to keep the ability if he's lucky enough.]] Chrollo is DangerouslyGenreSavvy enough to have collected a number of powers from fighters stronger than him.
20th Apr '16 6:12:52 AM narm00
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** In ''{{TabletopGame/Birthright}}'' some of the raw [[InTheBlood bloodline]] strength, sometimes along with abilities, can be [[YouKillItYouBoughtIt stolen by killing its carrier]] in specific ways, though the killer should have at least some of divine touch to begin with. Blood Abominations tend to be very, very powerful because by the time people knows of them, they usually already have slaughtered ''lots'' of "blooded" folk and chose bloodtheft as the road to power.
** ''AlQadim'' has a special sort of wizards -- Jackals, who don't memorize spells on their own, but instead steal from other magic-users.

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** In ''{{TabletopGame/Birthright}}'' some of the raw [[InTheBlood bloodline]] strength, sometimes along with abilities, can be [[YouKillItYouBoughtIt stolen by killing its carrier]] in specific ways, though the killer should have at least some of the divine touch to begin with. Blood Abominations tend to be very, very powerful because by the time people knows know of them, they usually already have slaughtered ''lots'' of "blooded" folk and chose bloodtheft as the road to power.
** ''AlQadim'' ''TabletopGame/AlQadim'' has a special sort of wizards -- Jackals, who don't memorize spells on their own, but instead steal from other magic-users.
4th Apr '16 7:56:32 AM Zaveno
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->''"You don't have your powers anymore, Peter...because I have them now."''
-->-- '''Arthur Petrelli''', ''{{Series/Heroes}}''
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