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->'''Planeteers:''' Earth, Fire, Wind, Water, Heart! Gooo Planet! \\
'''Captain Planet:''' By your powers combined, I am Captain Planet!
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanet''

The logical extension of PowersAsPrograms, this character has the ability to [[PowerCopying duplicate or steal]] the powers of not just one, but an entire group of people and use them simultaneously.

Usually this ability is given to a villain who specializes in fighting a particular group of heroes, allowing them to pose a serious threat despite being outnumbered. The character often also has an AchillesHeel regarding the use of the power that keeps them from being completely unbeatable.

Also commonly given to a villain who has acquired the powers of lesser villains. This is a good way to make a climactic FinalBoss battle in a video game.

Yet another variation for the heroes is when they transfer all their powers into a single member as a last resort, the idea being that consolidating all their power into member being gives them a sufficient power boost to handle the villain that was too much for the team. Often a DangerousForbiddenTechnique.

This trope could be divided into two components, having a power-stealing power and having all the powers of an entire group. While these very frequently overlap, sometimes the emphasis is on one: The ''ComicBook/XMen's'' Rogue didn't make a regular point of absorbing an entire team's powers (since it would knock out and possibly kill them), while the [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Super Skrull]] lacked the ability to acquire new powers.

This is often the result of winning the SuperpowerLottery. Compare with PowerCopying and DittoFighter. See also AdaptiveAbility, for villains who constantly grow stronger with or without power absorption. Contrast with SetBonus.

A SubTrope of ComboPlatterPowers, and a supertrope to YinYangBomb and WithOurSwordsScene. When the characters are powerless until they combine, that's WonderTwinPowers. Not to be confused with (though can be compared to) AllYourColorsCombined, where rather than one character combining the powers of others, a group of characters collectively combines powers to attack.
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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In the last fight against Clear Note ''Manga/ZatchBell'' Gash receives the help of about ''all'' mamodos he has fought, allied during all events he has gone through. CrowningMomentOfAwesome with no freaking doubt.
* Kitabami in ''Tende Freeze'' is particularly notable because one of his copied powers was clinical immortality.
* The Book of Darkness in the second season of ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', who had the powers of everyone whose Linker Core it had absorbed, including both heroines. Insert scene of said heroines flying away really, really fast when it decides to use a magnified version of the title character's strongest attack.
* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' likes this trope:
** Apocalymon in the first season of ''Anime/{{Digimon|Adventure}}'' had the powers of every villain the digidestined had faced up to that point. [[AnticlimaxBoss Not that it helped]].
** Done earlier in the series when the original seven digimon of the team combined their attacks together to give the new member enough power to strike down the third main villain of the series, Myotismon. [[spoiler: Which unfortunately didn't work and only caused him to transform into a bigger, more powerful enemy, though it ''did'' cost him the majority of his {{Magnificent Bastard}}ery.]].
** More effectively, Susanoomon of ''Anime/DigimonFrontier'' was born this way, combining [[spoiler:all ten pairs of elemental spirits and all five of the (surviving) Digidestined into one body to blow the BigBad Lucemon away.]]
** ''Anime/DigimonXrosWars'' has this with Shoutmon X7. Taken to SerialEscalation levels with [[spoiler: Shoutmon X7 Superior Mode, which is essentially Shoutmon fused with '''EVERY DIGIMON EVER''' and is powerful enough to defeat the BigBad in one strike.]]
* ''Franchise/DragonBall''
** In ''Manga/DragonBall'' Tienshinhan, shows the ability to copy other peoples abilities and add them to his own when he first copies Roshi's [[KameHameHadoken Kamehameha]] and his [[SealedEvilInACan Mafuba]].
** Cell in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' is made from the combined DNA of most of the Z-team (plus Frieza and his father), and thus was the sum of their powers as well.
** And who could forget the FusionDance which merged two fighters into one unstoppable, almighty being (depending on the fusees). Through such means, from the two mighty Saiyan rivals Goku and [[TheRival Vegeta]], the omnipotent [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Super Saiyan 4]] Gogeta, who was strong enough to destroy the Universe itself, was born.
** In ''Anime/DragonBallGT'', the One-Star Shadow Dragon, Syn Shenron was able to absorb the other six dragon balls, and in effect, the powers of the six other shadow dragons, transforming himself into Omega Shenron, making him the most powerful foe in the entire franchise.
** In ''Battle of the Gods'', this is how [[spoiler:the Super Saiyan God form is unlocked. Five good-hearted Saiyans channel their essence into a sixth Saiyan, who temporarily becomes a PhysicalGod. It's implied that this involves more than a simple transfer of their energy: as Beers and Whis point out, it takes more than pure power to truly be considered a god.]]
* There are several examples in ''Manga/AirGear'':
** Aikawa Taeko, Aeon Clock's maid and bodyguard, whips out a massive contraption that copies the powers of all the most powerful fighters of the original 8 combat styles at 88% power.
** The Flame Regalia can tap into Electric Brain Space and copy the powers of hundreds of thousands of people.
** Then there's the Sky Regalia, which can use the powers of everything that has A-T technology incorporated into it.
* Magical Stage from ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi'' usually involves at least [[RuleOfThree three]] of the Ojamajos at any given time to combine their magic. Of course, its any three Witches, but its the Ojamajos who have used this the most throughout the series.
** Doremi's level three super in the {{Crossover}} {{Doujinshi}} FightingGame ''VideoGame/MagicalChaserStardustOfDreams'' is Magical Stage.
* Blackbeard from ''Manga/OnePiece''. The [[PowerUpFood Devil Fruit]] he ate is called the Yami Yami no Mi (Darkness Darkness Fruit) and gave him control over a smoke-like substance which, among other things, allows him to absorb other Devil Fruit powers, either temporarily by touching them or permanently by methods unknown.
** Blackbeard is an interesting case: although the premise behind his ability is that he "absorbs" Devil Fruit powers, its really just a {{Power Nullifier}}. He did [[spoiler: steal Whitebeard's Devil Fruit ability after Whitebeard's death]] and its been mentioned that during the timeskip his crew went around stealing DF powers, but it's unknown how he did it, if its related to his original DF power, or even if the person can still be alive when it happens.
* Carpaccio in ''TheLawOfUeki'' had a power to copy the power of anyone he could stay near to for several days, granting him the powers of [[QuirkyMinibossSquad all his recruits]]. Notable in that more than half of the minibosses were hard opponents to Ueki, some even got more than one episode devoted to defeating them, and yet Carpaccio himself, who had all of their powers and combined them together for fairly interesting attacks, was curbstomped effortlessly.
* In ''{{Shinzo}}'', the last "king" the characters face absorbs the remains of the others, but is then in turn absorbed by [[spoiler:Mushrombo, the Dark King]].
* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', Kakashi Hatake is called the Copy Ninja, for his ability to copy anyone's ability by following their [[HandSeals hand seals]] with his Sharingan, a version of the [[MagicalEye magical eye]].
* {{Deconstructed}} in ''{{Saint Seiya The Lost Canvas}}''. [[PowerCopying Leo Regulus can copy any move by watching it perform]], thus he combined all 12 Gold Saints' techniques and used it on [[YouKilledMyFather Wyvern Rhadamanthys]]. [[spoiler:But not only did Rhadamanthys proved to be still stronger, the combined powers ended up [[HeroicRROD too much for Regulus to handle]], [[HoistByHisOwnPetard killing himself in the process]].]]
* Late in the ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' manga, [[spoiler:Negi forms a contract with the imperial princess and gets as his artifact a notebook that lets him summon and use the artifacts of anyone who has made a contract with ''him,'' like Asuna's [[AntiMagic canceling sword]]. [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters The bigger his harem]], [[GameBreaker the more powerful he becomes]].]] It's apparently only temporary, though, WordOfGod states that his pactio with Theodora was canceled after the tournament. And it'll become a simple partner-sharing deal when he hits eighteen and has to pick one.
* ''Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun'': [[spoiler:The true purpose of the "[[UpgradeArtifact Level Upper]]" that the manga centers around is to create a subconscious {{Hivemind}} of espers. Although the true goal was sheer computing power, it has the happy side-effect of giving its instigator]] the free use of the powers of all of its members, when an esper is only supposed to have ''one''. By the time of The Reveal, this count is literally ''OverNineThousand''.
* In ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'', Kenichi is fighting an opponent who can read his fighting style and negate it. So what does he do? He cycles between the fighting styles of the Masters he trained under, moving from each one to the next before his opponent can figure out his rhythm. [[CrowningMomentofAwesome Awesomeness ensues]]. Kenichi also incorporates elements of all his masters' styles into his self-developed techniques, making them even more powerful.
* ''Anime/RoninWarriors (Yoiroden Samurai Troopers)'' has an {{Inversion}} of this trope. When Talpa first invaded Earth, he was defeated by the Ancient and banished from the Earth Realm, but his "soulless armor" did not also leave our plane. Fearing that Talpa could use it as an anchor to return to Earth, he divided the armor into the 5 Ronin and 4 Dark Warlord Armors. Now the Warriors' super Armor of Inferno can only be summoned by the combination of five of the battle armors.
* The 11th Diary Holder, the closest thing to a BigBad in ''MiraiNikki'', has the "Watcher Diary", which gives him the power to spy on the contents of all other Diaries, effectively giving him access to all the other powers.
* Naraku in ''Manga/{{Inuyasha}}'' got stronger by absorbing other demons/youkai and incorporating their powers into his own. He even got tricky enough to absorb powers from the heroes on occasion.
** Moryomaru makes it to almost StoryBreakerPower territory were it not for Naraku doing away with him. He can split apart and find other demons, and absorb them into himself. He got a rather neat array of powers through this method.
** Inuyasha's personal weapon, the Tessaiga, explicitly has this power. It can combine the nature of powerful things that it destroys (usually villain gimmicks) into its own cutting nature to give Inuyasha new ways to cut things.
* In the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' special, ''Master of Mirage Pokémon'', the villain used a system that could make digital versions of Pokémon to create a version of Mewtwo which possessed all the attacks of every currently known Pokémon.
* The second book of the ''TokyoMewMew'' manga contains a scene where, just after finding the fifth member Zakuro, all the Mews' powers randomly converge into Ichigo to create one powerful attack that she uses to blow the enemy out of the water.
* The Ryujin (Dragon-God) Orb in ''{{Yaiba}}'' can use the powers of the other seven Legendary Orbs and some other tricks. [[spoiler: during the last battle against Kaguya, he must use this very trope in order to awaken the true power of the Dragon God]].
* Manga/{{Change123}} gives us Motoko Gettou. When she is threatened one of her three [[SplitPersonality alternate personalities]] will emerge. Each of those personalities are an expert in one martial art. However later is revealed that that there exists one more personality that only comes out if all the others are defeated and can use all of the skills of the other three.
* In ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' during the FinalBattle with Z-One, Yusei performs a "Limit Over Accel Synchro Summon" and Tunes together the Dragons of the five other Signers to create Shooting Quasar Dragon, the ultimate form of ''his'' Dragon.
** Judai did something similar in the climax of the previous series, fusing ''all six'' of the Neo-Spacians with Neos in the "Ultimate Contact Fusion" to create Elemental Hero God Neos, to finally vanquish Darkness.
* ''DeadmanWonderland'' has Toto Sakigami, who can duplicate the blood powers of other Deadmen by consuming a sample of their blood. There's a reason he's nicknamed Mockingbird.
* ''Anime/GearFighterDendoh'' provides a somewhat strange yet epic example. Due to circumstances, the titular HumongousMecha had exhausted its batteries, and the [[{{Robeast}} Heavy Machine Elecideath]] had neutralized ''all'' power plants in Japan... So ''the whole people of Japan'' went and recharged Dendoh with everything from thousands of small diesel and gas-powered generators, billions of household batteries, vehicle engines connected to generators and ''[[HamsterWheelPower bycicle-powered generators]]'', and all of this, as {{Lampshaded}} and {{Invoked}}'', summed up in enough power to destroy Elecideath.
* In ''LightNovel/DateALive'', Shido can seal a Spirit's power within himself. At the beginning of the series, the only power he could use was Kotori's HealingFactor. Eventually, his determination to protect Tohka and the others he cares about lets him access the other powers, and then use them at the same time.
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[[folder:Card Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'':
** [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=107385 Experiment Kraj]].
** Slivers and Allies. All but a handful of Slivers grant their abilities to every other Sliver (for example, Crystalline Sliver gives all your Slivers the Shroud ability). Allies have effects that kick off every time you play that card or another Ally card, and many of those abilities' effects depend on the number of Allies you have (like drawing a card for every Ally you have).
* The ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'' [[CardGames CCG]] comes with multiple takes on this trope.
** There are Union Monsters, which can turn themselves into Equip Spells for other monsters -- including one particularly famous group of Union Monsters whose main gimmick was that they were CombiningMecha (see entry on page).
** There's Relinquished, which can steal your opponent's monster to equip it to himself to boost his own power levels.
** There's [[BloodKnight Buster Blader]] and other monsters (such as [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Red-Eyes Darkness Dragon]], [[KingMook Goblin King]], and [[InfinityPlusOneSword Gren Maju Da Eiza]] or the infamous [[PhysicalGod Slifer the Sky Dragon]]) that gain power for all monsters of a particular type or attribute on the field or in your discard pile (the effect varies; some (like Da Eiza or Slifer) even gain points for cards in a particular SPOT).
** There's the Element monsters, six monsters that were either Light or Dark attribute and gained fitting effects if Fire, Water, Wind, or Earth attribute monsters were on the field.
** There's the Six Samurai monsters, which gain their effects only when there's another one of them (of a different name) on the field (and thus got many cards to [[GameBreaker get them out]]).
** There's the Equip Spell 'United We Stand', which fittingly enough gave the equipped monster 800 Attack Points for every other monster you controlled, and then there's the Continuous Spell 'The A. Forces', which was a card that, for every [[AnAdventurerIsYou Warrior]] or [[SquishyWizard Spellcaster]] you controlled, gave all Warriors 200 extra Attack Points.
** Many fusion monsters, such as [[DragonRider Gaia the Dragon Champion]] work on this principle.
** Encouraged by Gongfu, who can send a number of opposing cards back to the deck up to the number of different Attributes among the monsters used to summon him, and because each of the four basic Cosmic Dragons will bestow a different ability on him.
** There's the Tag Force version of One Hundred Eyes Dragon, which gains the effects of all Infernity cards in your Graveyard.
* ''Anime/{{Duel Masters}}'''s CCGs has this in the "Survivor" creatures, where the more Survivors you have on your field, the stronger your other Survivors become, as they share the abilities.
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[[folder:Comics]]
* Franchise/TheDCU:
** Amazo, who was designed to emulate the combined powers of the Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica.
*** On the "Playing With" page, the "exaggerated" version of this trope was once explicitly Amazo's power (in the pages of Creator/GrantMorrison's ''{{JLA}}''). When the JLA recruited more people to fight him, he instead became a PhysicalGod. However, since he quite literally had "all the powers of the JLA," they were able to beat him by [[spoiler:disbanding the group, thus causing him to lose all of his powers entirely]].
** The Justice League also fought a one-shot villain named Paragon, who had the combined powers and skills of anyone within a certain radius -- Plus One. Thus he was stronger than Franchise/{{Superman}}, faster than Franchise/TheFlash, better at molecular rearrangement than Firestorm, and so on. The Justice League used some different strategies against him - for example, he was better at archery than GreenArrow, but that doesn't mean much when you don't have a bow, nor could he duplicate the android Red Tornado - but Paragon's weakness was ultimately that he was only one person, and the League's onslaught of attacks kept him too off-balance to concentrate.
** The Composite Superman was a slightly odd example; while he had the combined powers of the ''Comicbook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}}'', his usual opponents were the Franchise/{{Superman}}/Franchise/{{Batman}} team (making him "all ''their'' powers combined"). In the Post-Crisis continuity, he was replaced by the Composite Legionnaire, who did battle the Legion.
** A recent ''Action Comics'' storyline has upgraded Legion reject Absorbency Lad to Earth-Man, who has this power, but needs frequent recharges to keep it going.
** Duplicate Boy has the power to have any power that he wants. He was never more than a minor character, though, and generally only used one or two powers at a time.
** ComicBook/AnimalMan and ComicBook/{{Vixen}} have powers that allow them to mimic animal abilities, which is a form of this. They hardly ever mix-and-match though, and ''usually'' can't do sapient humanoids like Kryptonians or Atlanteans.
*** After some PowerIncontinence, Vixen's powers temporarily changed so that she mimicked the abilities of the heroes around her... after all, humans are animals too.
* Super-Duper was a creature from a 60s Justice League Comic created by a crook using strange energy.It has Wonder Woman's head and lasso, Batman's torso, the Flash's legs, Hawkman's Wings and Green Lanterns arms. However, being made from yellow energy means its power ring doesn't work.
* Franchise/MarvelUniverse:
** Super Skrull had the powers of the Comicbook/FantasticFour (plus a couple of extras). Unlike most of the others on this list, Super Skrull's duplicate powers were not directly taken from the targets, but the result of reverse engineering.
** After the initial Super Skrull turned out to have some severe design flaws (and never actually did destroy the FF), other Super Skrulls were made to try to improve the outcome. For example, Paibok the Power Skrull had the combined powers of three members of the then-current X-Men (the strength, durability and steel skin of Colossus, Storm's ability to fly and cast lightning bolts and a freezing ray derived from Iceman) [[{{SecretInvasion}} Recently]], the Skrulls made a breakthrough that allows them to mass-produce Super Skrulls with any desired combination of powers they have samples of DNA for.
*** In ''ComicBook/UltimateFantasticFour'', the Super Skrull [[spoiler:appeared in an alternate future where everyone on Earth had super-powers. The Skrull's suit gives him the abilities of every superhuman in the area, allowing him to easily defeat the heroes. In the end, the Skrulls eradicate everyone on Earth except for a non-powered Ben Grimm. Unfortunately for Super Skrull, zero superheroes means he has zero powers, and Ben Grimm beats him with his fists.]]
** As a ShoutOut to the Super Skrull, the second live-action ''Film/FantasticFour'' movie had a segment where Johnny Storm temporarily had the combined powers of his teammates.
** Xavin from Runaways is a Super Skrull in-training. However, unlike the original, he can't use the powers simultaneously. This does mean he is more proficient with each one than most Super Skrulls, however.
** The Super-Adaptoid could theoretically have anyone's powers, but usually specialized in the [[Comicbook/TheAvengers Avengers]]. He can even copy abilities that aren't superhuman, such as Hawkeye's marksmanship. Which eventually led to the most brilliant AchillesHeel ever, when [[CaptainMarVell Captain Marvel]] intervened, Mar-Vell ''let'' the {{supervillain}} get his powers. The result: the Adaptoid gets distracted by his new Cosmic Awareness, and Mar-Vell crashes the Adaptoid's wrist bands to defeat the Super-Adaptoid while simultaneously rescuing Rick Jones from the Negative Zone.
*** ''Comicbook/MarvelAdventures: The Avengers'' #19 also had the Super-Adaptoid make an appearance, and this version absorbed DNA, memories and powers. What it could also absorb [[spoiler: (and which became this version's somewhat-AchillesHeel) were some elements of the personalities of the heroes as well, so when Quicksilver let it absorb Captain America's powers and skills, it also absorbed the noble and trusting nature of Captain America. It realized the Avengers were the good guys, and stood down-- because it knew "it was the right thing to do."]]
*** [=AIM=] eventually came up with a couple biological versions of the Super-Adaptoid. The first one was defeated when it absorbed [[TheSentry The Sentry's]] craziness and became useless. The second turned out to get overloaded if it absorbed multiple powers in quick succession. Since it was intended to fight a team of Avengers, this turned out be a very WeaksauceWeakness.
*** ''ComicBook/{{Annihilation}}: Conquest'' added another weakness to the big bot: [[AIIsACrapshoot it can't imagine new tricks or tactics.]] When it was hunting down Phyla-Vell and copied her powers, it couldn't use the [[ImaginationBasedSuperpower Quantum Bands]] in any way that it hadn't seen her use them. This, of course, led to its defeat - even suffering a VillainousBreakdown when it tried to copy the concept of an imagination.
** The Avengers' frequent foe Count Nefaria once siphoned the powers of three minion-level villains ([[FlyingBrick strength from Power Man, speed and flight from Whirlwind and heat vision from the Living Laser]]) into himself (amplified to a [[BlessedWithSuck less minion-y level]]) so that he could tackle the heroes physically. The result turned him into an evil CaptainErsatz of {{Franchise/Superman}} so that the writers could do an Avengers vs. Superman battle (he can even go toe to toe with Thor).
** The Mimic started out as an Comicbook/XMen opponent before undergoing a HeelFaceTurn. He can copy anyone's powers as long as they're within a certain radius, but maintains the powers of the five founding X-Men (the ones he faced at the time) as a default.
*** The Mimic from Exiles had slightly different abilities, able to duplicate indefinitely the powers of any superhuman he encountered, but [[DiscardAndDraw could only hold 5 power sets at a time]], and only at half-strength. When he was [[spoiler: turned into a Brood queen]], his powers increased to the extent that he could duplicate the powers of all nearby superhumans.
*** Another reality's version of Mimic, with the same ability as the Exiles' version, had copied the abilities of Magneto, Professor X, Blink and Cannonball- the guy had definitely won the [[SuperpowerLottery superpower lottery]].[[note]]For those not familiar with Marvel Comics: this Mimic had Magneto's vast magnetic power, Professor X's telepathic abilities, Blink's teleportation powers, and Cannonball's FlyingBrick forcefield.[[/note]]
** Comicbook/XMen team member Rogue (who started as a villain) is capable of doing this, but the unpleasant side effects of her power have limited her one-woman army moments to a handful of desperate situations.
*** This was true pre-X-Men Legacy, when Xavier removed the psychic barriers that formed as a coping mechanism for dealing with her powers. Now that she can choose whether to absorb or not absorb powers and/or memories by touch, Rogue is often shown absorbing and manipulating multiple powers at once. In the last year she has on multiple occasions absorbed the powers of the New X-men and combined and manipulated them in ways even the kids who own them never thought to, and in [=AvX=] she juggles using Iceman's and Ms. Marvel's powers.
** The {{Taskmaster}} has the CharlesAtlasSuperpower equivalent to this: because he has "photographic reflexes" and trains constantly, he can mimic any combat move or other physical feat that doesn't involve any actual superpowers. Being GenreSavvy, however, he decided that being a superhero didn't pay, and that supervillains tended to get the snot beat out of them no matter how good they were at it, so he went into business training Mooks for other supervillains. He did start as an Avengers villain though.
** This has happened at times to ComicBook/PowerPack, due to their PowersAsPrograms SuperheroOrigin. if one of the siblings loses their powers for some reason, it usually will migrate to one of the others, and at times one or another of them has held all four powersets at once. One of their villains managed this trick with AppliedPhlebotinum as well, but they were able to stop him and get them back (reshuffled once again, of course).
** ComicBook/SpiderMan fought a one-time villain called Fusion, who could replicate the powers of any and every superpowered being. It was later revealed to be a specific form of [[JediMindTrick mind trick]], and Spider-Man could overpower him easily when [[YourMindMakesItReal he refused to accept the illusion.]]
** Synch of ComicBook/GenerationX could copy the powers of any mutant in a certain range.
** Weapon Omega has the abilities of all of the mutants depowered by the Scarlet Witch, under the theory that their collective energies had to go somewhere.
** ComicBook/XFactor villain the Isolationist similarly has every mutant power at the same time, and can't turn them off, [[BlessedWithSuck making his life a living hell]]. He gets his name from living in the Arctic to try and dull the mental noise that comes with having the power of every mutant telepath.
** Happened in a story involving Comicbook/RedHulk, Comicbook/{{Venom}}, Comicbook/GhostRider's AntiHeroSubstitute Alejandra and {{X-23}} teaming up to fight [[DemonLordsAndArchdevils Blackheart]]. Knowing they separately stand no chance against the guy, Venom tricked Spirit of Vengeance and symbiote into possessing Red Hulk at the same time. [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot the result]] was [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Np_kAQFWVY4/T2AW0tAm2fI/AAAAAAAAAnY/e7NuHQj_mog/s1600/venom13403.jpg glorious]]
* In the short-lived ''[[ComicBook/TheNewUniverse New Universe]]'', there was Philip Nolan Voigt (aka Overshadow, though he hardly ever used the codename) who gained souped-up versions of the powers of all paranormals he met.
** ''The New Universe'' also has Psi-Hawk, an unexplained being (ghost? psychic construct? who knows) that can be summoned by the teenage members of Psi-Force; it possesses amplified versions of their powers.
* A variation is present in the ''ComicBook/JLAAvengers'' crossover. Think {{Superman}} was powerful before? Well, when [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]] is brought down by a swarm of bad guys and ComicBook/CaptainAmerica's running mission control, ''he'' gets Mjolnir and the Mighty Shield.
* Dmitri's weapons crest in ''ComicBook/NikolaiDante'' has the powers of all the other nine. Oh, and it [[StoryBreakerPower can negate them as well]].
* The Absorbing Man started out fighting ComicBook/TheMightyThor and was a deadly threat because of his ability to [[PowerCopying absorb the physical powers and attributes]] of anything he came into contact with. Although he could typically only absorb one person's or thing's abilities at a time, [[{{EarthX}} one alternate universe]] version has him figuring out how to tap into ''anything'' he's previously absorbed by first absorbing Ultron's computer brain, and then learning to combine their attributes into any form he wants. The end result? A guy who's capable of making SuperHeroGods sweat blood whenever they fight him just became a hell of a lot scarier.
* ComicBook/{{Excalibur}} once combined their powers with the aid of Kitty Pryde to enhance the abilities of Captain Britain. It ... didn't make a lot of sense.
* In ''ComicBook/AllFallDown'', the protagonist, Sophie, experiences this with every superpower on Earth. Permanently.
* Combo Man, a 90's Marvel promotional character, was this trope personified. Due to an accident he was infused with the powers of characters in his comics. He possessed the powers and abilities of around a dozen heroes and villains, his first and only appearance had him face off against the Super-adaptoid.
* In ''5 Ghosts: The Haunting of Fabian Gray'', Gray has the power to channel the abilities of five ghosts -- those of Robin Hood, Sherlock Holmes, Merlin, Dracula, and Miyamoto Musashi. This has a "one at a time" limitation, but he typically uses them in such rapid succession that it doesn't matter much.
* Happens a few times in ''ComicBook/{{WITCH}}'', and it's in fact a goal of multiple villains to steal the Heart of Kandrakar (one of the two sources of the Guardians' powers), complicated by the fact it has to be willingly relinquished. In chronological order, we have:
** [[{{Irony}} the Heart of Kandrakar absorbing the Seal of Phobos]] and aquiring its power to open portals in the Veil;
** Luba's tricks with the Aurameres (the source of the Guardians' powers besides the Heart of Kandrakar) resulted in the creation of a blob-like creature with the powers of Will, Irma, Taranee and Hay Lin. Said creature is later absorbed by Cornelia, who briefly has the powers of an entire group of Guardians;
** while she had all the powers of the Guardians, Cornelia accidentally created a copy of said powers and put it into Caleb. [[HowDoIShootWeb He didn't know how to use it well]], and that, combined by the fact it's not linked with either the Aurameres or the Heart, resulted in the second BigBad Nerissa successfully stealing it by force;
** and later Nerissa successfully ''stole the Heart of Kandrakar'' when, after careful psychological torture, Will decides to put Matt in the loop and lets him take the Heart in his hand, not knowing it was actually Nerissa in disguise;
** in the New Power Saga the Guardians pull it by ''accident'', creating a being with all their powers combined that defeats [[BigBad Dark Mother]];
** and the final story arc has the Guardians acquiring the power to ''become that being''.
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[[folder:Fan Fiction]]
* ''FanFic/Hottie3TheBestFanFicInTheWorld''
** Hottie's GoldenSuperMode "Super Hottie Gode Mode" has not only has [[PlayingWithFire power over fire]] but all the ElementalPowers.
** Robynne a.k.a. Hottie II's fourth and most powerful SuperMode "Super Hottie Goddess" has the combined [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Spiral Energy]] of Creator/ChuckNorris, Creator/MrT, Advertising/SegataSanshiro, WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd and [[Webcomic/AxeCop Axe Cop with Lemon]].
* Immediately after all 17 FanFic/GuardiansOfPokemon are awakened, [[WeaselMascot Jupei]] teaches them the Hyper Guardian Blast, which combines all of their powers. [[spoiler:And then they get [[CurbStompBattle owned]] by Guardia.]]
* ''FanFic/InnerDemons'': Due to being [[TheChosenOne the Master of Harmony]], [[spoiler: Apple Bloom]] is able to use all of the Elements of Harmony and the special abilities that go with them.
* ''FanFic/ClashOfTheElements'': Alex Whiter's [[spoiler: Phoenix Form and The Blazing Overlord Fist]] both utilize this trope.
* In ''FanFic/TheImmortalGame'', it's shown that each of the Mane Six have a special ability that makes them a monster to face in battle. Twilight Sparkle's is to use ''all'' of her friends' abilities at once.
* The [[BadFuture Dark World]] of the ''FanFic/PonyPOVSeries'' brings this up just before the (supposedly) FinalBattle with Discord, as Rarity absorbs all the Elements of Chaos (though two of them are copies) into herself, in addition to her Element of Harmony. This turns out to be a blessing when [[spoiler:they fight [[TrueFinalBoss Nightmare Paradox]] and the combined power of all six helps even the odds.]]
* ''Fanfic/TheLionKingAdventures'': During the FinalBattle between Simba and [[spoiler: [[UltimateEvil The Writer]]]], the latter [[OneWingedAngel takes on a monstrous form]] that combines elements from ''every'' enemy Simba has ever faced.
* ''FanFic/ShadowsAwakening'': The King of the Shadowkhan can summon any of the tribes of the Shadowkhan. The Dark Champion can do this as well, but only within the Forge of Shadows.
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[[folder:Films -- Live Action]]
* ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'' turned [[spoiler:{{Deadpool}}]] into one of these. [[InNameOnly Flimsiest explanation of his name ever]].
* A ''Film/{{Virtuosity}}'', Denzel Washington's character is in the matrix tracking down a killer AI Program played by Russel Crowe. Crowe's character was created by letting AI programs of hundreds of serial killers fight and absorb each others' powers.
* ''WarriorsOfVirtue'' ends its climax with the roos announcing their alignments CaptainPlanet-style -- earth, water, wood, metal, and fire -- to open a hole that sucks up Komodo.
* In ''Film/FantasticFour Rise of the Silver Surfer'', Johnny Storm is made unstable due to an encounter with the Surfer. At the end of the film, and at the end uses this to use all the Fantastic Four's powers to fight off [[spoiler:Dr. Doom, who's stolen the Surfer's board and powers.]]
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[[folder:Literature]]
* In ''Literature/WildCards'', The Radical is Capt'n Trips ultimate avatar, combining the powers of all his other avatars.
* In ''Running The Risk'', book 2 of ''Literature/TheShapeshifter'' series, the character of Catherine appears to be the most powerful [[SuperHeroSchool Cola]] ever. It is revealed that she was just stealing everyone's powers and energy. The explanation to her having such a different power to everyone else and being such a nasty piece of work is that [[spoiler: she was a parasite planted into a [[AWizardDidIt Sender]] by their jealous competitors.]]
* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' series, the Archive is this. She has full access to the complete sum of a written knowledge (including digital), updated live. So, if a wizard created a house leveling spell and wrote it down, the Archive would get a copy of it immediately.
* During the first five books of ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear'', our heroes encounter many threats courtesy of Project Starscream, some kind of Imperial-funded biological weapon project. The sixth book features a character realizing that while several of these had applications as-is, the real culmination of the project was creating an UltimateLifeForm SuperSoldier, [[spoiler: Eppon]], with strength from each of those threats - converting people to gel to absorb or eat, [[ImAHumanitarian strength gained from eating people]], invulnerability to damage, and an ability to [[IKnowWhatYouFear force people into their worst nightmares]] through eye contact.
* In the sequel to ''Literature/ThoseThatWake'', the Old Man's mental and ''physical'' strength shoot through the roof after he assimilates most of New York.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''{{Series/Heroes}}'' has multiple examples of this.
** Sylar can obtain the ability of any special he meets, by understanding how it works. Unfortunately, his initial version of understanding how it worked involved cutting off the top of their head and poking around in their brain. Later, he learns he can do this ''without'' killing, but he continues to kill anyway.
** Peter Petrelli was initially an example. His empathic mimicry allows him to learn the powers of any special he gets near. Since Peter is often unaware that he's even picked up a new power, he's the rare AllYourPowersCombined example of HowDoIShotWeb. Later, he was depowered, and, when in a deathtrap, injected himself with a SuperSerum that gave him a reduced version of his previous power which only allows him to hold one power at a time.
** Season three had [[spoiler:Arthur Petrelli, Peter's father, who can steal anyone's abilities through touch.]]
* In ''MutantX'', Season 2 BigBad Gabriel Ashlocke is the [[SuperPrototype first]] [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual New Mutant]] ever created, and also has several powers from each of the 4 power categories recognized by the show, as opposed to all other mutants, who only get a single power from a single category (although for some reason, after the first few episodes he mostly limited himself to throwing energy balls). Too bad for him, a side effect of all that power is he's eventually going to [[SuperPowerMeltdown explode into bits]].
* Appears in several variations in ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' - a doctor injected with a composite of Halliwell blood in ''Astral Monkey'' gains each of their powers (with an inevitable mental and physical deterioration); a demon steals their powers in ''How To Make A Quilt Out Of Americans'' (and is defeated when Prue tricks him into accessing her then-uncontrollable astral projection power, leaving his body defenseless); Phoebe's empathic power in later seasons allows her to channel the powers of other magical beings; the Hollow (introduced in ''Charmed And Dangerous'') allows the bearer to siphon powers from others; Cole's period in 'the Wasteland', the show's version of demon purgatory, results in him collecting powers from multiple other demons and becoming invulnerable; and the Source of all Evil is implied (most notably in ''All Hell Breaks Loose'', where this plot point is the crux of his plan to kill the Charmed Ones) to have the powers of all his demonic underlings. the show kinda likes this trope...
* ''Very'' common in the Heisei era of ''Franchise/KamenRider''; in the usual case that the main Rider is a SwissArmyHero with MultiformBalance, then either the LightningBruiser or SuperMode form will combine aspects of all the basic forms.
** ''Series/KamenRiderAgito'' has Trinity Form, combining his Ground, Storm, and Flame forms.
** ''Series/KamenRiderBlade'' does it in two different ways. First is King Form, which used the powers of all 13 of Blade's Rouse Cards, and second was an attack that combined the elemental powers of all four Riders.
** The Perfect Zecter in ''Series/KamenRiderKabuto'' combined the powers of the Kabuto, [=TheBee=], Drake and Sasword Zecters in Kabuto's gunsword. He could use them each individually for a gun or a sword finisher based on that Rider's powers, or all together for a generic finisher.
** ''Series/KamenRiderDenO'' has [[SuperMode Climax Form]], where all the [[DemonicPossession Imagin]] lend their powers at the same time. Similar but debatable is Liner Form's [=DenKamen=] Sword, which allows Ryotaro to access the abilities and fighting styles of all the Imagin, but only one at a time.
** Reused almost immediately the following year in ''Series/KamenRiderKiva'' with Dogga, Garuru, Basshar and default Kiva forms meshed together into [=DoGaBaKi=] Form.
** ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'''s [=CycloneJokerXtreme=] SuperMode combines all three of his right-half Gaia Memories (Cyclone, Heat, and Luna) with one of his left-half ones (usually Joker, once Metal) to power a very potent [[FinishingMove Maximum Drive]].
*** In the movie, [[BigBad Kamen Rider Eternal]] can use a '''26 memory''' Maximum Drive.
** ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'''s Cosmic States not only uses all 40 of his Astro Switches, he can combine the powers of those of the same type (for instance, Launcher and Freeze are both Cross Switches; he can normally use only one at a time but in Cosmic States he can activate both for freeze missles).
*** The movies also let him combine the powers of his allies with his own. First he gets the abilities of Kamen Rider Meteor in Meteor Fusion States, then in the next movie he adds Kamen Rider Nadeshiko's powers to that as Meteor Nadeshiko Fusion States.
** ''Series/KamenRiderWizard'''s phenomenally powerful All Dragon Style combines Wizard's element Dragon forms (Flame Dragon, Hurricane Dragon, Water Dragon, and Land Dragon). A similar form, Special Rush Style, appeared in ''[[Film/KamenRiderXKamenRiderWizardAndFourzeMovieWarUltimatum Movie War Ultimatum]]''; and it was basically a [[PaletteSwap red-colored]] stand-in for All Dragon Style (which hadn't debuted yet) with a different FinishingMove.
** ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'': Kiwami Arms is definitely this. It allows Gaim to use every single weapon from every Arm Changes - except for Suika Arms since it's too big - possible, even the Energy form Sonic Arrow.
* In the almost-finale of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' Season Four, the rest of the Scooby Gang uses magics to combine their spirits and with them their talents within Buffy.
* The original Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers did this once when they gave their combined strength and power to Billy the Blue Ranger so he could take on Madam Woe.
* Many of The Objects from ''TheLostRoom'' can be combined to manifest new powers they did not have separately. One of the many reasons three different organizations GottaCatchThemAll.
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[[folder:Music]]
* By combining all the greatest hits technically, Axis Of Awesome's ''Four Chords Song'' became [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pidokakU4I the greatest song of all time]].
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megamix Megamixes]] are longer songs that are formed by taking samples from several smaller songs and splicing them together. Each song often leads into the next. Megamixes are often made by combining several songs from the same artist, such as Music/TheBeatles, MichaelJackson or {{Madonna}}, for example.
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[[folder:Mythology and Religion]]
* OlderThanDirt: The [[HinduMythology Hindu]] goddess Durga was formed when a powerful demon was threatening to kill all the gods, until beams of light sprang from every god and from the pool of light came a warrior woman who was strong enough to defeat him.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Tiamat, the evil god-queen of chromatic dragons in ''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Dungeons & Dragons]]'', has five heads, each of which has the color and breath weapon of one of the five breeds of chromatic dragon.
** More broadly (and [[GameBreaker cheesily]]) there are the Illithid Savant, a prestige class granting the ability to take others' abilities [[BrainFood by eating their brains]], and Pun-Pun, a famous exploit allowing a low-level kobold to grant himself every ability in the game at the same time.
** Another such class: the Erudite, especially the Erudite taken with the Convert Spell to Power option. An Erudite is a [[PsychicPowers psionic]] class that, unlike other psionic classes, can learn any psionic power that exists, rather than being restricted to a specific category of powers. An Erudite with the Convert Spell to Power option, moreover, can also learn ''any arcane spell'' and use it as a psionic power instead. And all they have to give up to gain this option is a single bonus feat. There's a good reason why the Erudite is considered to be in the [[CharacterTiers God Tier]] by many.
* Eclipse Caste Solars from ''{{Exalted}}'' have the ability to learn the Charms of other types of Exalted, as well as those of spirits and other non-Exalted entities.
** Meanwhile, the Terrestrial, Sidereal, and Infernal Exalted each have the combined powersets of their five patrons (the Elemental Dragons, Maidens of Fate, and Yozis, respectively).
*** The Terrestrials also have several team Charms that get the elemental effects of each type of Terrestrial participating. The Sidereals have several charms that require three Sidereals of different Castes working together to work them, and various other ones that become more powerful the more Sidereals of different Castes are participating.
** The Abyssals' Moonshadows and the Infernals' Fiends also share the ability to learn other groups' Charms (not surprising, given they come from corrupted Eclipse Exaltations).
** If any of the above gain Alchemical Charms, which are actually mechanical implants, it becomes [[HollywoodCyborg kinda obvious]].
** There's also a Solar Circle Sorcery spell that allows a Solar circle to merge into one amalgam form, with the combined Skills and Charms of the entire circle.
* Many super hero games, such as {{Mutants and Masterminds}}, have powers like this built into the frame work.
* TabletopGame/YuGiOh: The sword of "Charioteer of Prophecy", one of the staves of "Stoic of Prophecy", the axe of "Strength of Prophecy" and the bow of "Amores of Prophecy" appear in "World of Prophecy"'s artwork. This makes reference to the artwork of the Tarot card, which features four creatures that represent the four elements of the natural world. The four elements being Earth, Water, Air, and Fire which are represented in this card's artwork by the weapons of Amores, Stoic, Charioteer, and Strength respectively.
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[[folder:Toys]]
* Several instances in ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'':
** The Krahka has the power to shapeshift, gaining the powers of whatever she imitates. She fights the Toa Metru by becoming a cross between the six of them, gaining all their powers.
** The Rahi Nui, besides [[MixAndMatchCritter combining the physical attributes of five different Rahi beasts]], also possesses the powers of the six main Kanoka Disks.
** Kaita combiners, made up of three beings, tend to have the powers of all their individual components. There are also Nui combiners made up of six beings, but these are usually never attempted. Legends say, however, that the power of a Toa Nui would rival that of a Great Spirit, so essentially a god.
** The Golden Armor's function was to extract the power of nearby Kraata (of which there are 42 kinds), and grant them to its wearer. Tahu had the courtesy of being that wearer, but it hasn't been defined which Kraata powers he acquired.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Mildred Avalon, the BigBad from ''VideoGame/ArcanaHeart'', is capable of using the abilities of all 11 of the Arcana. Their strongest special attacks? Those are Milly's ''[[SNKBoss regular]]'' [[SNKBoss special attacks]].
* In ''VideoGame/CopyKitty'', this is Boki's main ability. She can combine up to 3 weapons out of 10. That means she has access to more than 150 weapons.
* Marisa Kirisame of ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' counts, to an extent.
** [[DittoFighter Satori Komeiji]] might be a better example. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gz10bka9Ly4 This Danmakufu script]] shows what could happen when she begins combining all those copied spellcards together.
** It should be noted that what Marisa does is actually [[PowerCopying create her version of ''some'' spellcards, most famously her]] [[WaveMotionGun Master Spark,]] which was taken from Yuuka. Satori also doesn't actually ''learn'' the spellcards. The reason Satori was able to use your partner's spellcards against you in ''Subterranean Animism'' was because Reimu/Marisa's partner's spellcard patterns were within the reach of Satori's MindReading; ostensibly, this is because they have the patterns down in the case they enter into a [[BulletHell Danmaku duel]] with them again, and having ongoing conversations with the usually obnoxious youkai makes it hard not to also think of the associated patterns. The fact that once Satori starts using the spellcards also likely brings out ''more'' associated patterns to Reimu/Marisa's foremind doesn't help.
* And so does Rugal Bernstein from ''VideoGame/{{The King of Fighters}}''.
* PROXY in ''Franchise/StarWars: TheForceUnleashed'' is a Sith droid that, using holograms, can assume the form of any person in its databank, including Jedi. Somehow, while in the form of a Jedi, PROXY can fight using their specific lightsaber style (and even use their Force powers!). He turns into most of the game's previous bosses (and finally into Darth Maul!) to fight Starkiller in a mid-game boss battle, and at the end turns into Obi-Wan for a brief fight against Darth Vader.
** The novelization explains that he uses his droid abilities to mimic Force powers, including using magnetic fields to guide a thrown lightsaber. A machine's reaction time would probably be comparable to that of a Jedi.
** Interestingly, PROXY somehow knew that assuming the form of Obi-Wan Kenobi (as his younger self) would momentarily disorient Vader.
* The final boss of ''FarCry'' (PC version) has the combined abilities of all three previously seen mutant soldier types: he has the cloaking ability of the stealth Trigens, the jumping ability of the soldier Trigens, and the incredibly high durability of the GiantMook Fat Boy Trigens.
* The protagonists of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' were [[SuperpowerLottery dealt fate's wild card]], able to use Personas of ''all'' the tarot arcana and combine them to make better ones. There's nothing any other character can do that the heroes can't, balanced by the fact that their Personas level up slower (forcing you to keep fusing to keep them respectable), and it's an immediate game over if they get knocked out.
* [[spoiler:Archer]] in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', whose Noble Phantasm involves duplicating Noble Phantasms of other heroes, including the skill required to use them efficiently in battle -- the duplicates aren't as strong as the real deal, but they are disposable because he can create more if he needs to.
** Furthermore, [[spoiler:Gilgamesh]] has a literal case of AllYourPowersCombined because [[spoiler:as the first historical Hero and the ruler of the (at the time) entire known world, he already owned all the Noble Phantasms (except Excalibur and Avalon, which were created much later, although he does possess Gram, the sword that Caliburn was based on) before they came into possession of the other heroes, and can thus summon them all at will -- though unlike with Archer, [[PossessionImpliesMastery Possession in his case Does Not Imply Mastery]].]]
* The final form of the final boss of ''VideoGame/{{Tales of Vesperia}}'', [[spoiler:Duke]], is capable of using a variety of your party's special abilities and spells against you (complete with one-liners used by your characters just to rub it in). His second (and more dangerous) Mystic Arte is a combination of those of your party members, and in addition to damaging your party it has the side effect of restoring a third of his max HP to him.
* Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog:
** Over the course of ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'', Metal Sonic goes around scanning the heroes and gaining their powers. By the end of the game, his final form combines Sonic's speed, Tails's flight abilities and intelligence, Knuckles's strength, Shadow's Chaos Control abilities, and Chaos's ability to merge with water, manifested as control of metal, since he is made of metal. He uses this last power in particular to create a truly monstrous [[OneWingedAngel final form]] by merging with Eggman's armada.
** In ''VideoGame/SonicColors'', [[spoiler:the FinalBoss is Eggman in a machine (big surprise) that uses a few of Sonic's [[TransformationTrinket many wisp-gained powers]]. Later on in the battle, he starts combining abilities together.]]
** In ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations'', one of Classic Sonic's Challenge Missions for Planet Wisp uses this as a title. You must use ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog3'''s Bubble, Lightning, and Fire Shields to progress through the level.
* Shujinko was given this ability by BigBad Onaga in ''MortalKombat'' Deception, and he used this ability against Onaga in the end. He took the powers of all the fighters present, and used them to defeat Onaga and undo the mistake that gave him this ability in the first place.
* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfSpyro'' trilogy series, being a rare purple dragon, Spyro had access to all four dragon elements: Fire, Ice, Electricity, and Earth.
** [[NotSoDifferent Being of the same race of dragon]], the main BigBad of the series had the same powers.
* In ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'', [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Pokémon Trainer Red]] has a Final Smash combining the powers of all his Pokémon.
** In the 3DS and Wii U installment, VideoGame/MegaManClassic summons VideoGame/MegaManX, [[VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork MegaMan.EXE]], [[VideoGame/MegaManLegends Mega Man Volnutt]], and [[VideoGame/MegaManStarForce Geo Stellar with Omega-Xis]] for his Final Smash, all five Mega Men firing their [[ArmCannon Mega Busters]] together.
* Also from Pokémon, Smeargle is notable in the competitive community for one thing and one thing only: the ability to learn ''any move in the games'' (other than Struggle and the almost completely useless Chatter.) However, its generally bad stats prevent it from becoming too much of a GameBreaker. It's excellent for breeding, though, because a male Smeargle can pass down any Egg Move that a Pokémon in the Ground egg group can learn.
** The move Baton Pass lets you pass along any stat boosts (or reductions), as well as a lot of secondary effects that normally go away upon switching out. Properly built and executed teams will steamroll opponents once they get set up.
* At least one boss in ''WorldOfWarcraft'' has this ability. The second-to-last boss of the Zul'Aman dungeon will temporarily copy the class abilities of people in the raid.
* Chaos in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyI'' shows this trope as he casts spells used by each of the four fiends.
* Seth, the final boss of ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'' and ''Super SFIV'', has the ability to absorb the "data" of his opponents, which has given him several moves of other characters, such as the Shoryuken, Sonic Boom, Spinning Piledriver, Yoga Teleport, and Dhalsim's stretchy arms.
* In ''DirgeOfCerberus'', with the exception of Nero, Weiss has all of the Tsviets attacks. This is because they get all of their abilities from the same source and Weiss took to it the best.
* In one of the final battles of ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', Xemnas, the game's BigBad and the leader of Organization XIII, will use the weapons of all his defeated subordinates in his Armored Controller mode.
** In '''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'', the BonusBoss "Mysterious Figure" takes this UpToEleven, possessing some of the strongest abilities in the game, several from the player characters' movesets, at the same time.
* Both '''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'' and its sequel ''VideoGame/{{Okamiden}}'' provide examples of this trope, with the protagonist collecting ''all'' the cellestical brush techniques held by the various brush gods.
* In ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'', all of Bartz's attacks are mimicked from his teammates.
* VideoGame/{{Mega Man|Classic}}, in the classic series, always accumulates the various abilities of the [[ElementalPowers eight themed robot masters]] as he defeats them, then uses all of them to conquer the final stages and the endgame [[BossRush boss gauntlet]]. This also holds true for [[VideoGame/MegaManX the sequel series]].
** In ''VideoGame/MegaManX8'', we also have [[spoiler: Lumine]], who has the ability to use all the previous mavericks {{Desperation Attack}}s at any moment, it also works as {{Final Exam Boss}}, since if you are not bully upgraded most of those attacks are {{One Hit Kill}} on you, so better make sure you remember how to dodge all of them.
* Salamander, the final boss of ''Martial Champion'', has a moveset that consists entirely of special moves from the playable characters.
* ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'' has [[spoiler:Asura the Destructor, who uses the Karma Fortresses Mantra Reactor, which contains the mantra of all 8 Gaurdian Generals, which allows Asura to become this form. It's bigger than the planet Gaea itself, and he can move at multiple times the speed of light through outer space.]]
* In ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'', it is revealed that [[spoiler:the Seven Great Evils were once one incredibly powerful being of evil known as the Prime Evil, Tathamet, and that upon his death at the hands of Anu, his remains became the Burning Hells and each of his heads became the Great Evils. During the final act of the game, Diablo uses the Black Soulstone with all seven Evils inside to become Tathamet reborn, with Diablo in control due to his host being his own daughter by way of the Dark Wanderer. During the final battle, Diablo uses attacks and status effects that were previously possessed by the other Great Evils as well as his own attacks]].
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* In ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'', there is a rather brutal example that is played for laughs. [[spoiler:When Junko is finally revealed as the mastermind, she receives every execution that was given to any character in the game, surviving until the last one.]]

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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Nanashi from ''{{Earthsong}}'' has the ability to use anyone else's soulstone powers if she can get her hands on a bit of their planet's element.
* Vaarsuvius of ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' was temporarily granted access to a "[[OurSoulsAreDifferent Soul Splice"]] which gave that mage the combined spellcasting ability and magical might of three other powerful spellcasters. However, this came with some nasty downsides that mean Vaarsuvius is unlikely to try that again.
* Parodied in [[http://www.queenofwands.net/d/20050929.html this strip]] from ''WebComic/{{Queen of Wands}}'':
-->"''EVOLUTION!''"\\
"''SURVIVAL!''"\\
"''SELECTION!''"\\
"''SCIENCE!''"\\
"''[[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway H-AIIIIGH]]!''"\\
"'''[+ BY YOUR POWERS COMBINED, I AM...+ ]'''"\\
"CharlesDarwin."
* The "Holiday Wars" StoryArc from ''SluggyFreelance'' focused on Bun-Bun doing this with the powers of Holiday figures (Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, Tom Turkey, etc.) Every time he killed one of them, he invoked "right of caste" to claim their role as patron quasi-deity of a holiday. By the end he's claimed enough to have reached PhysicalGod territory.
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' has [[spoiler: [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=003861 the bunny]] with the [[InfinityMinusOneSword near-ultimate weapons]] of all four kids. And it seems to know how to use them.]]
** Also, [[spoiler: Gamzee's]] Strife Specibus, long thought to be [[spoiler: Clubkind]], turned out to be [[spoiler: Jokerkind]], meaning he can use all weapons. And they're all [[InfinityPlusOneSword deadly as hell]].
** Lord English upgraded [[spoiler:the Condesce]] by granting her the PsychicPowers of the other Troll spectrums. She has burgundy-blood telekinesis, yellow-blood telekinesis and eye beams, brown-blood animal control, and blue-blood mind control, in addition to her own near-immortality. Also time-travel and inter-universe travel powers.
** And let's not forget the Scepters wielded and Rings worn by the Monarchs of Sburb, which confer upon any Carapacian the powers afforded by all Sprite Prototypings at once. In the case of the first Kids' session, they get maimed harlequin, crow/katana, squid/princess/cat, and dog/First Guardian powers. In the trolls' session, they get (almost) all the trolls' lusus powers and frogness. In the rebooted kids' session, having no programmings occurred, the items confer no abilities (besides invisibility due to it being the Ring of Void, and the default "Red Miles" attack).
* This is Matt's modus operandi in ''Webcomic/WhiteDarkLife'' as he can imitate the abilities(and weaknesses) of various heroes and occasionally two at once. This would be awesome if it didn't drain stamina like mad.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* Taltos, from ''TrintonChronicles'', does this near the end of the third story arc, he uses two stolen powers and his own ability to create a power to counter-act powers at nearly the same time.
** Jasmine as a side note has this effect during the first and fourth story arcs often enough by copying several powers at once.
* The ''GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'' has a character named Paragon, inspired by the [[TheDCU DCU]] character of the same name. Unlike most other power mimics in the setting, he copies the powers of ever other supervillain or hero within range (and his range is about half a mile) simultaneously... and the raw power of identical powers (superhuman strength, for example) ''stacks''. And he can target [[BadassNormal trained supernormals]] as well.
* Mimeo, of the Literature/WhateleyUniverse, can get all the powers of up to six supers. For four hours. He fought the heavy hitters of Team Kimba and gained their powers, beating them up and getting enough powers to go rob an impregnable diamond exchange. In decades of superbattles he has supposedly been beaten only twice, one of which was when he was only thirteen.
* Eidolon, of ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', can select any three major superpowers for his own use, and maintain them indefinitely. He is generally regarded as the fifth most powerful person on the planet, with the next three being {{Kaiju}}-like {{Omnicidal Maniac}}s and the most powerful being [[PhysicalGod Scion]]. However, his powers are slowly fading, forcing him to go to great lengths to keep them working.
** On a less traditional level, there is the Yŕngbǎn, a Chinese military parahuman division organized under a parahuman called Null, who has the power to take the powers of others and distribute them evenly among a group. Each member of the Yŕngbǎn has forty different powers, including [[TimeMaster time reversal]], SuperStrength, FrickingLaserBeams, SpiderSense, and teleportation, but they are all at 1/40th strength-at least, they would be if they did not constantly operate as a unit and use the shared powers of a power amplifier to up each of their powers to one-third its original strength. Together, they're a challenge for the most powerful Endbringer.
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* The TropeNamer[[note]]Well, almost. The actual line is "By your powers combined".[[/note]] is [[WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers Captain Planet]], who is formed from the power of the five Planeteers rings; while he's out, the rings are powerless.
** Which also leads to something of a subversion (and his [[{{Narm}} Narmtastic]] catchphrase); once he's done, or ''not up to the task'': "The Power is YOURS!"
** A somewhat notable example involved an episode where Ma-Ti and Kwame ended up blasted into space; when he tried to return the power to the rings, the beams heading to them bounced back off the atmosphere and recombined into a differently-colored form without flight or his elemental powers.
** His EvilCounterpart, Captain Pollution, also fits the bill.
* Kevin 11 from ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' absorbed all the powers of Ben's aliens (well, the original ten he had at the time), and can use them all at once. But they're 90% weaker than the originals. Thanks to Ben's advice during the ChainedHeat episode, however, Kevin learns that he can combine various abilities to increase their efficiency.
** The new villain [[BigBad Aggregor]] in ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' not only has the same powers as Kevin, but his master plan is much similar. However, he intends to completely absorb the ElementalPowers of the five aliens he has captured.
** The new Ben 10,000 in ''Ultimate Alien'' can tap into the powers of every alien in the Ultimatrix without transforming or time limits as the "Ultimate Human".
* Inverted in ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'': the twelve talismans grant powers to the holder; combined they can be used to resurrect the BigBad Shendu, who has all the powers due to them being his in the first place. They were forcibly extracted from him and separated into the talismans.
** Also happens to Jade in one episode who is infused with the powers of said talismans, in this case being a literal example of this trope.
** Shendu's son, Drago, initially only possessed the basic powers his father has (minus the talismans), meaning he could breathe fire. In the fifth and final season, his plan was to absorb the demon chis of the other seven Demon Sorcerers (his aunts and uncles). In the series finale, he succeeds and the result is his appearance transforms and he possesses the powers of all eight Demon Sorcerers.
* In ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'', Rogue, suffering from PowerIncontinence, ends up recalling every power she ever absorbed. Driven mad by it, she [[CurbStompBattle curb-stomps pretty much all the X-Men]] (it helps that she could count the powers of Magneto, Storm, and Juggernaut among those she took) until they finally calm her down and purge the excess power.
* As in the comic book, the animated series of ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'' shows this four times, again complicated by the rule of the Heart having to be willingly relinquished:
** the first instance is when Nerissa's machinations result in Cornelia accidentally taking the powers of all the Guardians (she later gives them back);
** later we have Nerissa, second BigBad and [[FallenHero former Guardian]], who truly goes overboard. At first she only steals Elyon's power (and she actually does it before Cornelia's incident) by tricking her into wearing a power-absorbing amulet and then convincing her to throw it away, but then she steals the Heart of Zamballa, and ''then'' she absorbs the other former Guardians in the Seal of Nerissa (her power staff), resulting in her having the powers of an entire group of Guardians, only twice more powerful. She's also gunning for the Heart of Earth, and that ends up resulting in the third;
*** Also {{Subverted}} with Kadma: to neutralize Nerissa she ''tries'' to absorb the amulet with Elyon's power into the staff with the power of the Heart of Zamballa, but as Elyon's power is the Heart of Meridian and a Heart needs to be relinquished ''willingly'' [[NiceJobBreakingItHero the end result is the Heart of Meridian returning to Nerissa with the Heart of Zamballa added to it and becoming the Seal of Nerissa.]] JustAsPlanned.
** the third instance is when [[spoiler: Phobos]], being the exception to the willingly relinquished rule as [[spoiler: Elyon's brother]], grabs the Seal of Nerissa and absorbs her into it, adding ''all'' the powers absorbed into it to his own. He immediately starts using it to try and conquer the universe... [[GenreSavvy Except that Will expected him to do this and tricked him into making an oath that would make him lose the Seal as soon as he reaches Kandrakar]]. And this leads us directly into the fourth and final instance;
** the fourth instance is when [[spoiler: Phobos]] puts his foot on Kandrakar and [[spoiler: Cedric]] ''eats him and the Seal'' in the one moment that would have resulted into him taking their powers. [[HowDoIShootWeb Thankfully he wasn't as good with magic as the others and had no idea how to truly use his newfound powers]]...
* This was the plan of a villain in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans''. He set up a tournament for young heroes so he could capture the losers in a crystal which enabled him to use their powers as his own.
** [[spoiler: His plan worked until Robin the champion tricked him into fighting and freed the heroes trapped in the crystal. After the heroes left, he started over with a tournament for ''heroines'']].
* In the ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' episode "Jail Bird", Darkwing's EvilCounterpart [=NegaDuck=] uses AppliedPhlebotinum to steal the powers of the other members of his QuirkyMinibossSquad (Bushroot, Megavolt, Quackerjack, and the Liquidator) to transform into Mega-[=NegaDuck=]. The depowered (and de-sized!) villains are forced into an EnemyMine situation to stop Negaduck from destroying St. Canard and to get their powers back. Of course, as he gained all their weaknesses as well, Mega-[=NegaDuck=] was really no more dangerous than his usual BadassNormal self. Or maybe that was just because the episode had to end quickly by that point.
** It might not be the best idea to mix the electrical powers of Megavolt with the water powers of Liquidator.
* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', the titular Avatar is a Chosen One who is the only person in the world capable of bending all four elements (usually, a person can only control a single element, that of their native nationality). When the show begins, however, the current Avatar is an untrained 12-year-old boy who needs to learn HowDoIShotWeb.
** Another example is the [[SuperMode Avatar State]], which channels through the Avatar the combined powers and skills of ''all the previous Avatars'', and makes the Avatar virtually invincible in straight combat. The FatalFlaw to the Avatar State, however, is that if an Avatar is killed while in the Avatar State, the Avatar will not reincarnate into the next nation, and is instead [[FinalDeath permanently gone.]]
** The concept was parodied in the Season 2 premiere "The Avatar State" where some Earth Kingdom soldiers try to induce Aang's Avatar SuperMode by exposing him to a combination of the 4 elements. But what do Fire, Air, Water, and Earth combined create?
--->'''Aang:''' This is just mud.
* ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'': Once he is possessed by XANA, William gains a set of powers countering most of those of the Lyoko Warriors. His SuperSmoke is Ulrich's [[SuperSpeed Super Sprint]] with the added bonus of making him invulnerable. He can also deflect attacks (Odd), use telekinesis (Yumi)--unlike her, he can use it on himself to enable flight--and fire energy (Aelita), and use at least one form of Aelita's Creativity (i.e. manipulating electronic locks). Finally, he can enter the Code XANA in the towers.
** This is because TheComputerIsACheatingBastard. In an earlier episode, the characters get their powers dramatically increased by it as a plot.
* WesternAnimation/KimPossible's [[ArchEnemy Nemesis]] Shego's brothers also have powers of their own. With the help of a rod their ArchEnemy stole their powers and combined them. Later, Shego stole the rod for herself, combined all the powers even better... but lost it very quickly. Earlier, that bad guy had only used one of the powers at a time, when Shego combined them he claimed he didn't know he could do that.
* Parodied in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' mocking ''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}''. When the Lex Luthor CaptainErsatz uses a device to suck out everyone's powers, the Bat Man Expy (a blowhard who had been rejected by the "Just Us League" earlier) comes in again and brags about how great he is, causing the Lex Luthor character to absorb his "powers". Specifically, being a pathetic loser.
* Similar to the ''Darkwing Duck'' example above, in the classic ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' episode "Heavy Metal War", Megatron takes on the powers of his troops to defeat Optimus Prime in one-on-one combat. In a literal application of PowersAsPrograms, Megatron does this by removing power chips from his Decepticons and incorporating them into his own body.
* AMAZO's ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' incarnation was able to use AwesomenessByAnalysis to duplicate the superpowers of anyone it looked at, with its only limits appearing to be an inability to copy magical powers. It was even able to take Superman's powers and then overcome his KryptoniteFactor after exposure to kryptonite. [[spoiler:By the end of its introductory episode it had already taken the powers of the entire Justice League (minus [[BadassNormal Batman]]) and only stopped attacking after using ComicBook/MartianManhunter's {{telepathy}} to learn that [[SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor Luthor]] was duping it. It left Earth to find new ways to evolve and by the time it returned in ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'', it had become the most powerful being in the Franchise/{{DCAU}} by far and defeated the combined Justice League without breaking a sweat.]]
** Screw [[spoiler:entire Justice League. It takes out OA and the entire resident GL Corps]] without even slowing down. And it did so because [[spoiler:the planet was simply ''in its way'' and shunting it into another dimension was literally easier for AMAZO than just going around]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Batman The Brave and the Bold}}'': "The Fate of the Equinox!"
** Which makes Batman looks like a blue version of the Super-Adaptoid, from an above example of this same trope.
* Though not an actually combination of their powers, D.A.V.E from ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' possessed the combined brain waves of Batman's greatest foes, giving him their personalities, their knowledge, and their fighting skills. [[spoiler: Seeing as how he managed to figure out Batman's identity, it makes you realize how dangerous this combination is]].
* In a two part episode of ''CasperScareSchool'', an evil leprechaun intends to absorb the powers of every creature in the underworld.
* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'', Eggy the duckling picks up the talents of all four penguins when they look after him as an egg. By the time he hatches, he has Skipper's street smarts, Kowalski's inventiveness, Rico's unstoppable violence, and Private's "adorably [[FakeBrit phony British accent]]". [[spoiler:He later picks up Julien's dance skills and starts imitating his accent instead.]]
* Twice in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}'' episode "The Superfriends Meet Frankenstein." First with the monster getting the combined powers of Franchise/{{Superman}}, Franchise/{{Batman}}, and Franchise/WonderWoman and being sent to conquer Europe by Frankenstein, then Comicbook/{{Robin}} getting the remaining dregs of their powers (making him a giant) to defeat the composite monster [[spoiler: by dosing it with [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Kryptonite]] while wearing a lead suit]]. And where exactly did those "target bodies" come from? The Monster is a giant with Batman's head, Superman's costume, Wonder Woman's lasso and green hands.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'''s creator Creator/LaurenFaust once [[http://msmagazine.com/blog/blog/2010/12/24/my-little-non-homophobic-non-racist-non-smart-shaming-pony-a-rebuttal/ stated]] that Princess Celestia (and thus presumably any WingedUnicorn[[note]]either called a Pegasus unicorn or an alicorn[[/note]] in the show's universe) embodies the traits of Earth ponies (strength), Pegasi (wings), and unicorns (magic). The first series of [[TheMerch trading cards]] [[http://theponyartcollection.tumblr.com/post/26391355776 listed]] Princess Celestia as well as her sister Princess Luna/Nightmare Moon and niece Princess Cadance as being Pegasi and unicorns but not Earth ponies; the second series [[http://i.imgur.com/qACi5v9.jpg corrected]] that.
** When Twilight Sparkle becomes an alicorn, Celestia tells her:
--> ''Since you've come to Ponyville, you've displayed the charity, compassion, devotion, integrity, optimism, and of course, the leadership of a true princess.''
--> [As she is talking, the camera moves to show Twilight's friends: Rarity, Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash, Applejack, Pinkie Pie, then back to Twilight Sparkle - i.e. the elements of generosity, kindness, loyalty, honesty, laughter, and magic.]
** ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 Twilight's Kingdom Part 2]]'':\\\
Celestia, Luna, and Cadance transfer their magic energy into Twilight for safekeeping. This gives Twilight the power to control the sun and the moon, though not with the same level of skill. She also had to deal with PowerIncontinence. Even flying and landing suddenly looked less ''My Little Pony'' and more ''Film/{{Hancock}}.''\\\
Tirek provides a villainous example. His goal is to absorb all the magic in Equestria, including unicorns, pegasi, Earth ponies, and alicorns. He would supposedly gain the ability to control the environment as ponies do, but he's never seen using it except to enhance his own powers.
*** So naturally, Twilight with all the princesses' power combined vs. Tirek with all the other ponies' power combined led to an epic, destructive battle that wouldn't look out of place in ''DragonballZ.''
* Being an entity created from Yin and Yang, Yuck from YinYangYo possess the ability to be skilled in both might and magic and appears to be better at it as well. He does have his own abilities as shown in Camp Magic Pants when he possess the headmaster's body and after absorbing Fooplicate flakes is able to become a stronger and more muscular form.
* In the Disney Hercules cartoon, Hecate steals the best trait from several heroes (Hercules's strength, some other dudes cunning, great hearing, great sight) to give to her best monster.
* Once they started upgrading their powers, the Winx use a "Convergence" power at least once with each major form (Charmix, Enchantix, Believix) to counter some great threat. The only time this didn't work was Season Five's Believix Convergence, which inadvertently infected some stray oil from the rig disaster they tried to stop with it; the oil ended up being absorbed by Tritannus, which kicked off most of the story for the rest of the season.
** They even did this in the first season, where Musa, Stella, Flora, and Tecna combined their powers to take out Darcy and Stormy (who had summoned a super storm) during the battle at Alfea.
* In the ''TotalDrama All-Stars'' finale, Mike's good personalities Sacrifice themselves to defeat Mal once and for all, and yet, Mike gains access to all of their abilities in the process.
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