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15th Mar '17 8:59:15 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/WordsOfRadiance'' (second book of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''): Deliberately {{Invoked}} when Dalinar needs a way to defang the unruly highprinces. He plans to relax his ban on Adolin's duels. When [[MasterSwordsman Adolin]] starts challenging the other highprinces to duels for Shards, they'll get the message.

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* ''Literature/WordsOfRadiance'' (second book of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''): Deliberately {{Invoked}} when Dalinar needs a way to defang the unruly highprinces. He plans to relax his ban on Adolin's duels. When [[MasterSwordsman Adolin]] starts challenging the other highprinces to duels for Shards, they'll get the message.
so that he can win [[SoulCuttingBlade Shardblades]] and [[PoweredArmor Shardplate]] from them.
15th Mar '17 8:58:19 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/WordsOfRadiance'' (second book of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''): Deliberately {{Invoked}} when Dalinar needs a way to defang the unruly highprinces. He plans to relax his ban on Adolin's duels. When [[MasterSwordsman Adolin]] starts challenging the other highprinces to duels for Shards, they'll get the message.
28th Feb '17 4:03:58 AM LegitimateIdiot
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* In the second episode of ''Franchise/{{Ninjago}}'', Skales becomes leader of the Hypnobrai after defeating Slithraa in a duel. This causes Skales to have his legs turn into a giant snake tail and also gain new markings on his body while Slithraa is reduced to another mook.

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* In the second "Home" episode of ''Franchise/{{Ninjago}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Ninjago}}'', Skales becomes leader of the Hypnobrai after defeating Slithraa in a duel. This causes Skales to have his legs turn into a giant snake tail and also gain new markings on his body while Slithraa is reduced to another mook.
17th Feb '17 6:06:08 PM contrafanxxx
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* Deconstructed in ''VideoGame/OperationInnerSpace''. Collect a defeated character's weapon is VideoGameCrueltyPotential, but if the police are around, it becomes VideoGameCrueltyPunishment as they will arrest you on the spot.

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* Deconstructed in ''VideoGame/OperationInnerSpace''. Collect Collecting a defeated character's weapon is VideoGameCrueltyPotential, but if [[SpacePolice the police Enforcers]] are around, it becomes VideoGameCrueltyPunishment as they will arrest you on the spot.
17th Feb '17 6:05:07 PM contrafanxxx
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* Deconstructed in ''VideoGame/OperationInnerSpace''. Collect a defeated character's weapon is VideoGameCrueltyPotential, but if the police are around, it becomes VideoGameCrueltyPunishment as they will arrest you on the spot.
4th Feb '17 1:45:55 PM Triaxx2
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** Quina of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' does so through the slightly more direct method of eating a weakened one.
15th Jan '17 5:57:21 AM GM_3826
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* Yuuki from ''Webcomic/SparklingGenerationValkyrieYuuki'' is able to steal power [[spoiler:[[http://www.sgvy.com/archives/Edda12/Issue1/Page1.html from]] [[http://www.sgvy.com/archives/Edda12/Issue1/Page3.html Otsana]] [[http://www.sgvy.com/archives/Edda12/Issue4/Page1.html and]] [[http://www.sgvy.com/archives/Edda12/Issue4/Page2.html Shebi]]]]. Although technically she didn't beat them and take their powers, she just took their powers.
21st Nov '16 1:21:54 PM Morgenthaler
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* Samus in ''VideoGame/MetroidFusion'' had all her abilities copied by X. After killing X-infected bosses (which tend to be able to produce similar attacks), she can absorb the X-parasite to regain that power.
** ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime 2'' does something similar, where, after losing most of her starting abilities to a mob of Ing, she has to regain them in one-on-one boss battles where they're used against her.

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* ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'':
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Samus in ''VideoGame/MetroidFusion'' had all her abilities copied by X. After killing X-infected bosses (which tend to be able to produce similar attacks), she can absorb the X-parasite to regain that power.
** ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime 2'' ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime2Echoes'' does something similar, where, after losing most of her starting abilities to a mob of Ing, she has to regain them in one-on-one boss battles where they're used against her.



** In ''Metroid Prime 3'', fighting the other Hunters that got corrupted nets her a new ability closely related to them.

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** In ''Metroid Prime 3'', ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption'', fighting the other Hunters that got corrupted nets her a new ability closely related to them.
16th Nov '16 2:49:41 PM wootzits
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* This is the entire premise of ''LightNovel/{{Campione}}''. When a human [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu kills a heretic god]] it triggers a ritual enacted by [[BigGood Pandora and Epimetheus]], granting the victor at least one of the god's Authorities.
** The ritual does have limits on what it considers the "victor". Perseus and Godou had a lengthy battle which ended with Perseus barely escaping death only to be immediately killed by another Campione while weakened. Neither Campione received an Authority as a result.
* In ''Anime/DigimonTamers'', Beelzemon could use the techniques of the Digimon he'd absorbed in battle. This becomes a problem when he performs [[spoiler:Leomon's Fist of the Beast King to free Juri from the D-Reaper Kernel Sphere and seeing the attack traumatizes her]].
** In ''Anime/DigimonXrosWars'', several of the Bagra generals can absorb members of their armies to gain their powers. The first general to do so is [=MadLeomon=].
** In the franchise, this is a power of all Digimon in series where it exists. Starting with Tamers, continuing in Frontier, sitting out Data Squad, but returning in Fusion, is that when a Digimon dies, the bits of data it breaks down into can be absorbed (you ''don't'' have to be the one who did the killing to do this, though naturally, bad guys absorbing the data of victims is the most commonly seem form of this.) Because of the way the universe is set up, it is not seen as particularly heinous, though: different seasons have different rules about whether upon death a Digimon will revert to digi-egg to hatch again, or just stay dead; absorbing data has yet to appear in a "if the data floats away you'll be reborn but if it gets sucked up you're DeaderThanDead" manner. However, while absorbing data makes you quite stronger, it giving you the actual powers of the one you absorbed is rare; Beelzemon used Makuramon and Leomon's attacks where before he couldn't, and Mercurymon used Seraphimon's data to become a warped version of him.
* The victorious mechs in ''Anime/GiganticFormula'' gain abilities, technology and personnel from the countries they defeat.
* The titular character of ''Manga/{{InuYasha}}'' wields the [[{{BFS}} Tessaiga]], a sword whose ''explicit'' power is to absorb the essence (and thus, the abilities) of the enemies it slays. Enemy throws an impregnable barrier? Kill the enemy, and the Tessaiga can break through barriers. Enemy turns to diamond and flings spears of the material? Kill it, and Tessaiga can turn to diamond and shoot off diamond spears. Enemy can slice open a rift into the world of the dead? And so on and so forth. Furthermore, these are not inherent abilities; Inuyasha deliberately switches them on and off, triggering the appropriate transformation on the blade's appearance.



* The titular character of ''Manga/{{InuYasha}}'' wields the [[{{BFS}} Tessaiga]], a sword whose ''explicit'' power is to absorb the essence (and thus, the abilities) of the enemies it slays. Enemy throws an impregnable barrier? Kill the enemy, and the Tessaiga can break through barriers. Enemy turns to diamond and flings spears of the material? Kill it, and Tessaiga can turn to diamond and shoot off diamond spears. Enemy can slice open a rift into the world of the dead? And so on and so forth. Furthermore, these are not inherent abilities; Inuyasha deliberately switches them on and off, triggering the appropriate transformation on the blade's appearance.

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* The titular character of ''Manga/{{InuYasha}}'' wields In the [[{{BFS}} Tessaiga]], a sword whose ''explicit'' power is to absorb Thriller Bark arc of ''Manga/OnePiece'', Zoro did battle against the essence (and thus, the abilities) samurai zombie Ryuuma in order to claim his sword, one of the enemies it slays. Enemy throws an impregnable barrier? Kill the enemy, and the Tessaiga can break through barriers. Enemy turns to diamond and flings spears a select number of the material? Kill it, and Tessaiga can turn to diamond and shoot off diamond spears. Enemy can slice open a rift into the world of the dead? And so on and so forth. Furthermore, these are not inherent abilities; Inuyasha deliberately switches them on and off, triggering the appropriate transformation on the blade's appearance.NamedWeapons, for himself.



* In ''Anime/DigimonTamers'', Beelzemon could use the techniques of the Digimon he'd absorbed in battle. This becomes a problem when he performs [[spoiler:Leomon's Fist of the Beast King to free Juri from the D-Reaper Kernel Sphere and seeing the attack traumatizes her]].
** In ''Anime/DigimonXrosWars'', several of the Bagra generals can absorb members of their armies to gain their powers. The first general to do so is [=MadLeomon=].
** In the franchise, this is a power of all Digimon in series where it exists. Starting with Tamers, continuing in Frontier, sitting out Data Squad, but returning in Fusion, is that when a Digimon dies, the bits of data it breaks down into can be absorbed (you ''don't'' have to be the one who did the killing to do this, though naturally, bad guys absorbing the data of victims is the most commonly seem form of this.) Because of the way the universe is set up, it is not seen as particularly heinous, though: different seasons have different rules about whether upon death a Digimon will revert to digi-egg to hatch again, or just stay dead; absorbing data has yet to appear in a "if the data floats away you'll be reborn but if it gets sucked up you're DeaderThanDead" manner. However, while absorbing data makes you quite stronger, it giving you the actual powers of the one you absorbed is rare; Beelzemon used Makuramon and Leomon's attacks where before he couldn't, and Mercurymon used Seraphimon's data to become a warped version of him.
* The victorious mechs in ''Anime/GiganticFormula'' gain abilities, technology and personnel from the countries they defeat.
* In the Thriller Bark arc of ''Manga/OnePiece'', Zoro did battle against the samurai zombie Ryuuma in order to claim his sword, one of a select number of NamedWeapons, for himself.
* This is the entire premise of ''LightNovel/{{Campione}}''. When a human [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu kills a heretic god]] it triggers a ritual enacted by [[BigGood Pandora and Epimetheus]], granting the victor at least one of the god's Authorities.
** The ritual does have limits on what it considers the "victor". Perseus and Godou had a lengthy battle which ended with Perseus barely escaping death only to be immediately killed by another Campione while weakened. Neither Campione received an Authority as a result.



* The titular weapons of the ''Literature/BlackBlade'' series absorb magic, so any person who owns one can kill people [[spoiler:or creatures]] with innate magic, take the magic into the blade, and then transfer the magic from the blade to themselves. This makes having powerful magic a double-edged sword, as having particularly strong or unusual magic will make the person who has it a target. The BigBad of the series, Victor Draconi, gained his considerable magical power by stealing it from dozens of people.



* The titular weapons of the ''Literature/BlackBlade'' series absorb magic, so any person who owns one can kill people [[spoiler:or creatures]] with innate magic, take the magic into the blade, and then transfer the magic from the blade to themselves. This makes having powerful magic a double-edged sword, as having particularly strong or unusual magic will make the person who has it a target. The BigBad of the series, Victor Draconi, gained his considerable magical power by stealing it from dozens of people.



* Sylar from Series/{{Heroes}} lived this trope. He was a serial killer who was addicted to stealing powers by cutting open characters' skulls. Many of whom he actually liked.

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* Sylar from Series/{{Heroes}} lived this trope. He was In the Franchise/SuperSentai series ''Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger,'' we get a serial killer who was addicted more sinister version: the Cursed Armor is transferred to stealing powers by cutting open characters' skulls. Many of whom he actually liked.whoever defeats the current wielder. That means that if there's one thing worse than [[spoiler: having to take down your own corrupted wife, it's having her evil armor latch onto ''you'' and drive you insane.]]



* Sylar from ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' lived this trope. He was a serial killer who was addicted to stealing powers by cutting open characters' skulls. Many of whom he actually liked.



* In the Franchise/SuperSentai series ''Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger,'' we get a more sinister version: the Cursed Armor is transferred to whoever defeats the current wielder. That means that if there's one thing worse than [[spoiler: having to take down your own corrupted wife, it's having her evil armor latch onto ''you'' and drive you insane.]]
11th Sep '16 3:56:15 PM DarkHunter
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* ''Videogame/DarkSouls'' and ''Videogame/DarkSoulsII'':

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* ''Videogame/DarkSouls'' and ''Videogame/DarkSoulsII'':trilogy:



** Both games have merchants who sell armor sets that resemble certain bosses after the bosses are defeated.

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** Both All games have merchants who sell armor sets that resemble certain bosses after the bosses are defeated.
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