This list encompasses fictional characters with the paranormal or superhuman abilities to manipulate other paranormal or superhuman powers. This does not include characters who have the ability to warp reality.

This ability breaks down into five broad sub-categories:

  • Duplication: The ability to use, or bestow, a power or ability that another character has.
  • Negation: The ability to negate or suppress other powers or abilities.
  • Boost: The ability to amplify the effects of other powers or abilities.
  • Modify: The ability to alter the way powers or abilities work. This also includes creating powers from "scratch".
  • Other: Abilities that do not fit easily in one or more of the other categories.

For this list Media refers to where the character was first created for. It also includes media where the character later saw substantial use. These are in publication order.

Publishers are the companies that actually published or produced the primary works featuring the character. This is used for characters from Western style sources. For characters from anime or manga the Series the character is associated with is given instead. In the cases of a series, the overall series is listed instead of the various sub-series. (Example: Dragon Ball instead of Dragon Ball Z or Dragon Ball GT.) This information is also listed in publication order.

Source is a brief definition of the character's power, such as "Inherent", "Mutant", "Magic", etc. A note field expanding on this can be included under the character's listing. The columns following Source indicate which sub-categories the power fits the character.

Character Media Publisher(s)/Series Source D N B M O
Aaroniero Arruruerie (アーロニーロ・アルルエリ?)Anime, mangaBleachInherentX
Aaroniero is unique in that he can absorb other hollows in their entirety, not only giving him their power but their unique abilities and memories as well.
AmazoComic booksDC Comics'InherentXX
Amazo can adopt the powers, abilities, and at time equipment of others in his proximity. In some cases this results in target losing access to what is copied.
Ando MasahashiTv seriesHeroesSynthetic X
Animal ManComic booksDC ComicsInherentX
Animal Man can adopt the powers and abilities of any animal in his proximity.
Anita BlakeNovel seriesAnita Blake: Vampire Hunter seriesMagicX X
Anita as member of a "triumvirate" can boost her powers and has the ability to copy vampire powers that are used against her.
AnswerComic booksMarvel ComicsInherent X
Arthur PetrelliTelevisionHeroesInherentXX
Ash Crimson (アッシュ・クリムゾン,?)Video GameThe King of FightersMagicXX
AvatarComic booksAvatar: The Last AirbenderElemental XX
The Avatar can boost it's powers in the Avatar State and can remove someone's bending completely doing Energybending.
AvatarsTelevisionCharmedMagic XX
BabyManga, animeDragon BallInherentX
After possessing a host, Baby adds their power to his own.
Billie JenkinsTelevisionCharmedMagic X
Her second power, projection, allows her to amplify others powers.
Black AliceComic booksDC ComicsMagicXX
Black Alice can take the powers and abilities of any magically based entity.
BlackbeardManga, animeOne PieceDevil Fruit X
C.C.Anime, mangaCode GeassMagic X
Cameron ChaseComic booksDC ComicsInherent X
CandraComic booksMarvel ComicsMutant X
Cassius "Clay" PayneComic booksDC ComicsInherent X
ChanceTelevisionMarvel ComicsMutant XX
Cortez, FabianComic booksMarvel ComicsMutant X
DarwinComic booksMarvel ComicsMutant X
DJComic booksMarvel ComicsMutant X
DoomsdayComic booksDC ComicsInherent X
Duplicate BoyComic booksDC ComicsInherentX
ExtroyerAnimated Cartoon, toysMax SteelInherentX
GalactusComic booksMarvel ComicsPower Cosmic X X
GeigerComic booksMarvel ComicsMutateX
She can only absorb the power of other Mutates.
GideonComic booksMarvel ComicsMutantX X
Gideon's power allows him to copy the abilities of natural and artificial entities in his vicinity. The copied abilities are amplified for Gideon's use.
The HaitianTelevisionHeroesInherent X
The Haitian can stop other characters powers from working and can also erase memories.
Halloween JackComic booksMarvel ComicsInherentX
Halloween Jack's powers are limited to mimicking biological creatures he has touched.
The HollowTelevisionCharmedMagicXX
Those infected by the Hollow can steal others powers. But they are driven by an insatiable hunger for more powers.
IgnikaMultimediaBionicleInherent X
By manipulating life, the Ignika can evolve and devolve beings, grating them or taking away powers/abilities.
Isabelle TylerTelevisionThe 4400Promicin X
She can control and is inmmune to the others 4400 powers.
IsolationistComic booksMarvel ComicsInherentX
Jordan CollierTelevisionThe 4400Promicin X
He can neutralize promicin. It is theorized that this ability only works on promicin-positive non-4400s.
Kagura TennouzuAnimeSpeed GrapherInherent X
Kakashi HatakeManga, AnimeNarutoJutsuX
Kevin 11Animated television seriesBen 10MutantX
Kevin can absorb any type of energy, abilities and the properties of matter.
Kirby (カービィ?)Video gamesKirby seriesInherentXX
The ability to negate others powers is limited to the fact that he can only absorb powers from a defeated foe.
Kirt NiedrighComic booksDC ComicsInherentX
LeechComic booksMarvel ComicsMutant X
LibraComic booksDC ComicsTransmortifierX
Libra is able to take half of the abilities of anyone.
LifeguardComic booksMarvel ComicsMutant X
Linda TavaraComic booksHeroes Graphic novelsInherentX
MalebolgiaComic booksSpawnMagic X X
Majin BuuManga, animeDragon BallInherentX
He can absorb people, taking on qualities of their outward appearance and knowledge of their attacks. He is also capable of duplicating an attack after seeing it.
Matt Parkman, JrTelevisionHeroesInherent X
He can activate evolved human abilities by touch.
Mega ManVideo GameMega ManInherentX
MegganComic booksMarvel ComicsMutantX X
Meggan adopts the special abilities, superhuman powers, and even aspects of the internal anatomy of whatever being she uses her metamorphic powers to imitate and increase the powers of elemental mutants.
MimicComic booksMarvel ComicsMutantX
Mister MComic booksMarvel ComicsMutant XXX
Mister SinisterComic booksMarvel ComicsInherent X X
Multi-ManComic booksDC ComicsLiquid Light X
Everytime he dies, he resurrects with a new power.
NarakuManga, AnimeInuYashaMagicX
Nemesis KidComic booksDC ComicsInherent X
Noob SaibotVideo GamesMortal KombatMagic X
The abilitie Disabler allows Noob to disable the opponents powers and moves for a short time.
OboroManga, animeBasiliskInherent X
OMACsComic booksDC ComicsBrother EyeX
OmnifariousAnimated television seriesMilestone ComicsBig Bang mutagen gas X
OnslaughtComic booksMarvel ComicsInherent X
PandemicComic booksMarvel ComicsMutant VirusX
ParagonComic booksDC ComicsInherentX
ParasiteComic booksDC ComicsInherentXX
Parasite is able to steal powers, abilities, and skills of others in his vicinity, weakening the targets.
Paulette HawkinsTv seriesHeroesInherent X
Percival Edmund "Grunge" ChangComic booksWildstormInherentX
He cannot choose by himself what property take from the superhuman he's touching.
Petrelli, PeterTelevisionHeroesInherentX
PhantaziaComic booksMarvel ComicsMutant X
Phoebe HalliwellTelevisionCharmedMagic X
Since powers are tied with emotions and Phoebe can feel other's emotions, she could sometimes tap into others powers. This also allowed her to backfire energy balls and fireballs.
PrideManga, animeFullmetal AlchemistInherentX
Only in the manga and second anime he has this powers.
PulseComic booksMarvel ComicsMutant X
Quina QuenVideo GamesFinal FantasyMagicX
Quina's unique ability is called Blue Magic and allows he/she to use enemy abilities acquired in battle when he/she eats them.
RagtagComic books, animated television seriesMilestone ComicsBang Baby X X
RandoAnime, mangaYuYu HakushoMagicX
RazielVideo GamesLegacy of Kain seriesMagicX
Red KingComic BooksDC Comics X
RemacComic booksDC ComicsInherentX
Resurrection ManComic booksDC ComicsTektites X
Everytime he dies, he resurrects with a new power.
RogueComic books, animation, filmMarvel ComicsMutantXX
Rogue's ability is to steal another character's powers, abilities, skills, and memories by touch.
SabraComic booksMarvel ComicsMutant X X
Sadao Makiharamanga, animeYuYu HakushoMagicX
Can eat anything and gain their powers.
SageComic booksMarvel ComicsMutant X
Samson GrayTelevisionHeroesInherentX
Sasuke UchihaManga, AnimeNarutoInherentXX
ScramblerComic booksMarvel ComicsMutant X
Sebastian Blood IXComic booksDC ComicsMagicXX
He can take on the abilities of anyone whose blood he has sampled.
The ShadowTelevisionCharmedMagic X
ShazamComic booksDC ComicsMagic X X
ShinnokVideo GamesMortal KombatDivineX
Shinnok can copy the moveset of any kombatant.
ShujinkoVideo gameMortal KombatMagicX
Smeargle (ドーブル?)Video games, manga, animePokémonInherentX
Smeargle's ability is permentally replaced by the power it duplicates.
Sondra FullerComic booksDC ComicsInherentX
Space PhantomsComic booksMarvel ComicsInherentX
SublimeComic booksMarvel ComicsInherent X
Super-AdaptoidComic booksMarvel ComicsInherentX
SymbioteComic booksMarvel ComicsInherent X
SynchComic booksMarvel ComicsMutantX
Synch is limited to copying mutant powers of those in his vicinity.
SynergyComic booksWildstormInherent X
Sypher, DrakeAnimation Loonatics Unleashed XX
VixenComic books, animationDC ComicsInherentX
VulcanComic booksMarvel ComicsMutantX
Whitelighters have the ability to mimic certain demonic powers, but they're not allowed to use them unless they are training their witch charges.
WipeoutComic booksMarvel ComicsMutant X

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