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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.
7th Jun '16 2:07:50 PM ultimomant
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** In ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'', when Yuma or Kaito wins a duel against someone with a Numbers card(s), they steal that Number. In Yuma's case, the real reason for this is to recover Astral's memories.

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** In ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'', ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'', when Yuma or Kaito wins a duel against someone with a Numbers card(s), they steal that Number. In Yuma's case, the real reason for this is to recover Astral's memories.
14th May '16 7:16:08 AM Tron80
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* ''Fanfic/{{Quicken}}'': Emma gains the powers of the parahumans that she kills. When she killed super-villain Cricket, she got Cricket's fighting style, speed, enhanced reflexes and echolocation power.
3rd Mar '16 9:20:25 PM CerotechOmega
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** The [[VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot Robobot Armor]] has the same capability... so long as Kirby's in the cockpit.
31st Dec '15 6:38:33 PM Jatboy1000
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**Really, almost every enemy in this series follows this trope.


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* During the Stakes StoryArc of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' Marceline [[spoiler: regains her abilities by sucking the souls of vampires who wield the respective ability.]]
29th Dec '15 11:11:19 AM nighttrainfm
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* In the SuperSentai series ''Abaranger,'' 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.]]

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* In the SuperSentai Franchise/SuperSentai series ''Abaranger,'' ''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.]]
5th Dec '15 9:34:16 AM Bissek
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* The titular weapons of the ''Literature/BlackBlades'' 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. The BigBad of the series, Victor Draconi, gained his considerable magical power by doing this repeatedly.

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* The titular weapons of the ''Literature/BlackBlades'' ''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 doing this repeatedly.stealing it from dozens of people.
5th Dec '15 9:22:27 AM Bissek
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* The titular weapons of the ''Literature\BlackBlades'' 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. The BigBad of the series, Victor Draconi, gained his considerable magical power by doing this repeatedly.

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* The titular weapons of the ''Literature\BlackBlades'' ''Literature/BlackBlades'' 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. The BigBad of the series, Victor Draconi, gained his considerable magical power by doing this repeatedly.
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