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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}}''
21st Mar '16 1:21:46 PM Godzillawolf
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* In the ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'' [[BadFuture Dark World Arc]], it turns out that [[spoiler:Rarity's Element of Desire permits her to absorb the Elements of Chaos and their special abilities. Given most the Bearers are her friends, she only outright steals Fluttercruel's, but snags the Element of Magic Angry Pie stole from Twilight (since Twilight found a replacement) after Angry Pie is redeemed and throws it away. She also takes Pinkamena's Element of Rage after her death. Rainbow Dash and Applejack merely give her copies of the Element of Free Will and the Element of Deceit to absorb, resulting in her having [[AllYourPowersCombined all six]] for the FinalBattle.]]
18th Mar '16 1:25:41 PM DyingWillKirby
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* In ''Manga/KurokoNoBasuke'', Haizaki can [[PowerCopying use any basketball technique]] after being [[AwesomenessByAnalysis shown it once]], but he slightly alters the timing and rhythm when he uses it. When the original user sees a version of his technique that is [[UncannyValley almost but not quite]] like his own, his own movements get out of sync, causing his techniques to fail.
29th Feb '16 9:58:51 AM immblueversion
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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]].
1st Feb '16 3:31:31 PM ultimomant
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* ''Fanfic/SOE2LoneHeirOfKrypton'': In this ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' crossover ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} Asuka]]'' and ''[[Comicbook/WonderGirl Rei]]'' fought the Parasite, a mutated human stole their powers and memories when he touched them, leaving them weakened and powerless. He intended [[spoiler:to kidnap them and keep them locked forever, serving him as an endless power supply, but they managed to find a way to fight him withouh touching him.]]

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* ''Fanfic/SOE2LoneHeirOfKrypton'': In this ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' crossover ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} Asuka]]'' and ''[[Comicbook/WonderGirl Rei]]'' fought the Parasite, a mutated human stole their powers and memories when he touched them, leaving them weakened and powerless. He intended [[spoiler:to kidnap them and keep them locked forever, serving him as an endless power supply, but they managed to find a way to fight him withouh without touching him.]]
7th Jan '16 3:28:32 PM elemt
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Widdershins}}'' Dominik is possessed by the spirit of Envy, and gains the ability to steal people's skills by looking them in the eye. He uses this to become rich and immensely talented, so he can go meet the person who made him so envious in the first place and show him how it feels. [[spoiler: A plan which fails immediately because [[NiceGuy Wolfe]] is genuinely pleased to see him and happy to learn he's doing so well.]]
29th Dec '15 5:27:50 AM Anddrix
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* SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom does this a lot. Most famously, he briefly stole the ComicBook/SilverSurfer's power back in the 1960s, but on later occasions he's also stolen energy from the Beyonder (in ''ComicBook/SecretWars''), and from Aron the Rogue Watcher and the Marquis of Doom (in ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'').

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* SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom Doctor Doom does this a lot. Most famously, he briefly stole the ComicBook/SilverSurfer's power back in the 1960s, but on later occasions he's also stolen energy from the Beyonder (in ''ComicBook/SecretWars''), and from Aron the Rogue Watcher and the Marquis of Doom (in ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'').
10th Nov '15 2:23:10 PM JoieDeCombat
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* Gods, demi-gods, and godly monsters in ''VisualNovel/LabyrinthsOfAstoria'' get their powers from their Auras, with each Aura linked to its own unique artifact that the owner keeps on their person. Someone who overpowers the Aura can steal it for themselves by taking the artifact; this sort of theft is taboo in supernatural circles. At the beginning of Hydra's route, Hydra has been arrested under accusation of stealing an Aura from Hercules. [[spoiler:In actuality, Hercules is the one who's been stealing Auras from various godly monsters, including the Crow Aura that Hydra is accused of stealing and a failed attempt at stealing Hydra's own Aura that nearly killed Hydra. He's collected five of them by the time Hydra and the protagonist confront and manage to defeat him]].

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* Gods, demi-gods, and godly monsters in ''VisualNovel/LabyrinthsOfAstoria'' ''VisualNovel/AstoriaFatesKiss'' get their powers from their Auras, with each Aura linked to its own unique artifact that the owner keeps on their person. Someone who overpowers the Aura can steal it for themselves by taking the artifact; this sort of theft is taboo in supernatural circles. At the beginning of Hydra's route, Hydra has been arrested under accusation of stealing an Aura from Hercules. [[spoiler:In actuality, Hercules is the one who's been stealing Auras from various godly monsters, including the Crow Aura that Hydra is accused of stealing and a failed attempt at stealing Hydra's own Aura that nearly killed Hydra. He's collected five of them by the time Hydra and the protagonist confront and manage to defeat him]].
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