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* The color Blue in ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' has a host of such spells, as pictured above. Three such spells are [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=3903 Drain Power]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=1491 Mana Drain]] and [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=25567 Mana Short]].
** Mana Drain was so overpowered that Mark Rosewater, head of R&D, famously stated that the entire R&D team would have to be hit by a bus before they'd reprint it. They did eventually print a heavily nerfed version, [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=247304 Scattering Stroke]], as a ContinuityNod.
*** [[ContinuityNod There is also]] [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=369069 Plasm Capture]], which is also nerfed but still sees some EDH play.
* Steal Energy in ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' is a highly restricted version of this.



* The "Mystic Hunger" Consequence in ''TabletopGame/KitsuneOfFoxesAndFools'' causes the fox who drew it to try and steal the foxfire from another fox. However, they have a chance of failing and losing all of their own foxfire.
* In ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'' the Icons carried into battle by the [[BeastFolk Tzaangor]] drain magical power from nearby magic users and convert it into sorcerous bolts that the Gor-kin fire back at their foes.

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* Steal Energy in ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' is a highly restricted version of this.
* ''TabletopGame/KitsuneOfFoxesAndFools'':
The "Mystic Hunger" Consequence in ''TabletopGame/KitsuneOfFoxesAndFools'' causes the fox who drew it to try and steal the foxfire from another fox. However, they have a chance of failing and losing all of their own foxfire.
* In ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'' the Icons carried into battle by the [[BeastFolk Tzaangor]] drain magical power from nearby magic users and convert it into sorcerous bolts that the Gor-kin fire back at their foes.
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* The color Blue in ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' has a host of such spells, as pictured above. Three such spells are [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=3903 Drain Power]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=1491 Mana Drain]] and [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=25567 Mana Short]].
** Mana Drain was so overpowered that Mark Rosewater, head of R&D, famously stated that the entire R&D team would have to be hit by a bus before they'd reprint it. They did eventually print a heavily nerfed version, [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=247304 Scattering Stroke]], as a ContinuityNod.
*** [[ContinuityNod There is also]] [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=369069 Plasm Capture]], which is also nerfed but still sees some EDH play.
* In ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'' the Icons carried into battle by the [[BeastFolk Tzaangor]] drain magical power from nearby magic users and convert it into sorcerous bolts that the Gor-kin fire back at their foes.



* ''VideoGame/BravelyDefault'' has the Aspir magic spell (the normal BlackMagic spell as well as the [[SpellBlade Sword Magic]] variant) and the [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampire's]] Magic Drain ability.
* ''VideoGame/BraveHeroYuusha'': The Princess's Siphon skill, which says:
--> Drain MP from one enemy.
* ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' has all sorts of endurance drain powers. On the critter side, the Malta [[GoddamnedBats Sapper]] has the most obvious and drastic (half your total ManaMeter in one hit), though there are others (Arachnos Mu are less powerful than Sappers, but much more common). On the player side, Power Sink, Transference, Short Circuit, Energy Absorption, every Electrical attack, and most of the Kinetic ones.
* Some of the ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' games have enemies doing a "strange dance" which lowers one's mana. This was [[ShoutOut referenced]] in the baseball episode of ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya''.
-->Is Haruhi trying to lower the pitcher's MP?
** ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIX'': wands allow the user to do this with a normal attack. Of course, since they're mostly used by the SquishyWizard, you'll drain maybe one or two MP at a time.
** A couple of heroes can perform this dance as well. Taloon from ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIV'', for example, does this at random times.



* ''VideoGame/BravelyDefault'' has the Aspir magic spell (the normal BlackMagic spell as well as the [[SpellBlade Sword Magic]] variant) and the [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampire's]] Magic Drain ability.



* ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' has all sorts of endurance drain powers. On the critter side, the Malta [[GoddamnedBats Sapper]] has the most obvious and drastic (half your total ManaMeter in one hit), though there are others (Arachnos Mu are less powerful than Sappers, but much more common). On the player side, Power Sink, Transference, Short Circuit, Energy Absorption, every Electrical attack, and most of the Kinetic ones.



* Some of the ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' games have enemies doing a "strange dance" which lowers one's mana. This was [[ShoutOut referenced]] in the baseball episode of ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya''.
-->Is Haruhi trying to lower the pitcher's MP?
** ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIX'': wands allow the user to do this with a normal attack. Of course, since they're mostly used by the SquishyWizard, you'll drain maybe one or two MP at a time.
** A couple of heroes can perform this dance as well. Taloon from ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIV'', for example, does this at random times.

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* In ''VideoGame/FellSealArbitersMark'', several classes learn abilities which steal MP from their targets, like the Marked class’s Drain Soul or the Templar’s Siphon. The Warmage’s Leech Mana passive skill replenishes some MP whenever they hit an enemy with a regular attack.


* The Snow Clan of the ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' series does this as their class ability. Fubuki does this directly while Yukimaru has the Hyuuga clan variant (physical attacks have a chance to inflict amnesia which disables use of special attacks).

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* The Snow Clan Starting from the remake of ''VideoGame/Disgaea3'', the Skull / Magician Class of the ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' series does has this in as their class ability. Fubuki does this directly while Yukimaru has the Hyuuga clan variant (physical attacks have a chance to inflict amnesia unique skill, which disables use carried over to the remake of special attacks).''VideoGame/Disgaea4'' and is available in ''VideoGame/Disgaea5''.


Compare LiquidAssets.

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Compare EnergyAbsorption and LiquidAssets.

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* ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD'': Vali Lucifer's Sacred Gear, Divine Dividing, gives him the ability to drain half of an opponent's power for every ten seconds they make contact.

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* ''TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening'': A mage trained in the Prime arcanum (i.e.: manipulation of PureMagic) can forcibly drain Mana from objects or creatures. Mana isn't necessary for a lot of magic, but it's still a tremendous disadvantage to the victim.

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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' has Mana Drain as a low-level spell. As such, it's not hugely powerful but early in the game it can be useful for getting just enough mana to cast an expensive spell, particularly if you cast Vulnerability on the target, which amplifies how much mana it drains.


* Some of the ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' games have enemies doing a "strange dance" which lowers one's mana. This was [[ShoutOut referenced]] in the baseball episode of ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' ("Is Haruhi trying to lower the pitcher's MP?").

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* Some of the ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' games have enemies doing a "strange dance" which lowers one's mana. This was [[ShoutOut referenced]] in the baseball episode of ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' ("Is ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya''.
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Haruhi trying to lower the pitcher's MP?").MP?



* The Blood Mage in ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII: The Frozen Throne'' has an ability called "Siphon Mana". This can also be used on allies, draining mana from the Blood Mage into the ally.
* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', shadow priests have this ability. They also have Mana Burn, which drains the victim's mana ''and'' hurts him by the same amount at the same time.
** Mages can do this to themselves, sort of; ManaShield will cause them to lose mana instead of health when struck.
*** Lady Deathwhisper, a boss in Icecrown Citadel, starts the fight with a mana shield which gradually drains her mana as you chip away at it. You can't even begin to hurt her until her mana pool is exhausted.

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* The Blood Mage in ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII: The Frozen Throne'' has an ability called "Siphon Mana". This can also be used on allies, draining mana from feeding the Blood Mage into Mage's mana to the ally.
ally, though he can't give mana to your other heroes.
* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', shadow priests have this ability. They also have Mana Burn, which drains the victim's mana ''and'' hurts him them by the same amount at the same time.
** Mages can do this to themselves, sort of; ManaShield will cause them to lose mana instead of health when struck.
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struck. Lady Deathwhisper, a boss in Icecrown Citadel, starts the fight with a mana shield which gradually drains her mana as you chip away at it. You can't even begin to hurt her until her mana pool is exhausted.a notable user.



* ''Franchise/StarWars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy'' has "[[TheForce Force]] Drain" as a dark power (it was also available in the predecessor ''Jedi Outcast'', in multiplayer only).
** If it's used on you, once you run out of force power, it starts draining your health. ''Really'' powerful bosses can kill with it.
** Similarly, ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic II'' also had "Force Drain" as a Force power you could choose, but as you ran into maybe a dozen Force-using enemies in a game it was largly worthless. It's only real use is if a Light Side player wishes to use a certain GoodBadBug for infinite experience, since it occurs in a place where force points can not be regenerated.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars: Jedi ''Franchise/StarWars'':
** ''Jedi
Knight: Jedi Academy'' has "[[TheForce Force]] Drain" as a dark power (it was power. It's also available in the predecessor predecessor, ''Jedi Outcast'', but in multiplayer only).
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only. If it's used on you, once you run out of force power, it starts draining your health. ''Really'' powerful bosses can kill with it.
** Similarly, ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic II'' also had "Force Drain" as a Force power you could choose, but as choose. Due to the low amount of Force users you ran into maybe a dozen Force-using enemies in a game it was largly worthless. It's face, its only real use is if a Light Side player wishes to use a certain GoodBadBug for infinite experience, since it occurs in a place where force points can not cannot be regenerated.



* This was one of the ways you filled your ManaMeter in ''VideoGame/SilhouetteMirage'', a PSX platform shooter. Facing one way would make you fire either life- or mana-draining bullets, depending on which kind of opponents they were. Facing the other way reversed them. Very 2-d of the game. Of course, if you didn't want to turn around you could burn 1/3 of the mana meter with a special reversal move.

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* This was is one of the ways you filled fill your ManaMeter in ''VideoGame/SilhouetteMirage'', a PSX platform shooter. Facing one way would make makes you fire either life- or mana-draining bullets, depending on which kind of opponents they were. the opponent. Facing the other way reversed them. Very 2-d of the game. reverses it. Of course, if you didn't don't want to turn around you could burn 1/3 of the mana meter with a special reversal move.


* [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Lord Tirek]] in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', a revamp of the classic Tirek from the G1 cartoon, has the power to drain magic out of ponies to increase his own power. He can even drain the flight and weather manipulation out of pegasi and the strength and GreenThumb abilities out of earth ponies. [[spoiler:And once he becomes sufficiently powerful, he is even capable of draining the Chaos Magic power from Discord]]. This even carries over to PowerCopying, as he seems to use Shining Armor's [[BarrierWarrior barrier spells]] when fighting Twilight Sparkle. "Frenemies" reveals he can also willingly release the magic he's drained back to its original owner ([[spoiler:Chrysalis, in this case]]), but being [[ItsAllAboutMe who he is]] it's not an aspect he usually indulges.

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* [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Lord Tirek]] in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', a revamp of the classic Tirek from the G1 cartoon, has the power to drain magic out of ponies living beings to increase his own power. He can even drain the flight and weather manipulation out of pegasi and the strength and GreenThumb abilities out of earth ponies. [[spoiler:And once he becomes sufficiently powerful, he is even capable of draining the Chaos Magic power from Discord]]. This even carries over to PowerCopying, as he seems to use Shining Armor's [[BarrierWarrior barrier spells]] when fighting Twilight Sparkle. "Frenemies" reveals he can also willingly release the magic he's drained back to its original owner ([[spoiler:Chrysalis, in this case]]), but being [[ItsAllAboutMe who he is]] it's not an aspect he usually indulges.


* [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Lord Tirek]] in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', a revamp of the classic Tirek from the G1 cartoon, has the power to drain magic out of ponies to increase his own power. He can even drain the flight and weather manipulation out of pegasi and the strength and GreenThumb abilities out of earth ponies. [[spoiler:And once he becomes sufficiently powerful, he is even capable of draining the Chaos Magic power from Discord]]. This even carries over to PowerCopying, as he seems to use Shining Armor's [[BarrierWarrior barrier spells]] when fighting Twilight Sparkle.

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* [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Lord Tirek]] in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', a revamp of the classic Tirek from the G1 cartoon, has the power to drain magic out of ponies to increase his own power. He can even drain the flight and weather manipulation out of pegasi and the strength and GreenThumb abilities out of earth ponies. [[spoiler:And once he becomes sufficiently powerful, he is even capable of draining the Chaos Magic power from Discord]]. This even carries over to PowerCopying, as he seems to use Shining Armor's [[BarrierWarrior barrier spells]] when fighting Twilight Sparkle. "Frenemies" reveals he can also willingly release the magic he's drained back to its original owner ([[spoiler:Chrysalis, in this case]]), but being [[ItsAllAboutMe who he is]] it's not an aspect he usually indulges.


* ''StarWars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy'' has "[[TheForce Force]] Drain" as a dark power (it was also available in the predecessor ''Jedi Outcast'', in multiplayer only).

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* ''StarWars: ''Franchise/StarWars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy'' has "[[TheForce Force]] Drain" as a dark power (it was also available in the predecessor ''Jedi Outcast'', in multiplayer only).


* Many characters in ''Franchise/DragonBall'' can absorb ki from attacks: ** In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', Android 20, a.k.a. Dr. Gero, once suckers Vegeta into using an extremely powerful attack to obliterate his hiding place, only to zip out and slurp it up through his hands before it hits.

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* Many characters in ''Franchise/DragonBall'' can absorb ki from attacks: attacks:
** In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', Android 20, a.k.a. Dr. Gero, once suckers Vegeta into using an extremely powerful attack to obliterate his hiding place, only to zip out and slurp it up through his hands before it hits.


* Many characters in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' can absorb ki from attacks. Android 20, a.k.a. Dr. Gero, once suckers Vegeta into using an extremely powerful attack to obliterate his hiding place, only to zip out and slurp it up through his hands before it hits.

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* Many characters in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' ''Franchise/DragonBall'' can absorb ki from attacks. attacks: ** In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', Android 20, a.k.a. Dr. Gero, once suckers Vegeta into using an extremely powerful attack to obliterate his hiding place, only to zip out and slurp it up through his hands before it hits.


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** ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' introduces the goat-looking EvilSorcerer Moro. Not only can he [[spoiler:eat the life energy of a planet, he can passively absorb the ki of his opponents. By the time Goku and Vegeta realize he's doing it, it's too late and he's already drained so much of their energy they can't transform. He can also eat ki attacks]].


A subtrope of ManaBurn - a power that drains someone else's ManaMeter and gives it to the caster. Useful both to replenish the user's mana and to prevent the enemy from being able to attack back. Some opponents ''die'' when they lose all their mana.

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A subtrope of ManaBurn - -- a power that drains someone else's ManaMeter and gives it to the caster. Useful both to replenish the user's mana and to prevent the enemy from being able to attack back. Some opponents ''die'' when they lose all their mana.

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