In today’s article, we will be taking a look at some of the best anime series where the MC can steal powers and abilities. When I say “steal,” it could mean copying them, permanently stealing abilities from an opponent, or temporarily gaining skills from another person.
We are all familiar with the fact that most anime characters have either superpowers or magical abilities. However, there is one peculiar ability that takes the crown of all supernatural abilities — power stealing/copying ability.
Top 10 Best Anime Where the MC Can Steal Or Copy Powers, Abilities And Skills
- Kirby: Right Back at Ya!
- Needless – Blade
- Date a live
- Arifureta: From Commonplace To World’s Strongest
- Rakudai Kishi no Eiyuutan
- Guilty Crown
- Attack On Titan
- So I’m a spider so what
- That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime
10. Kirby: Right Back at Ya!
Now, this anime might be a letdown for people who are expecting a human main character and something a little less childish looking. But, when it comes to the MC stealing the powers and abilities of others, this anime fits the bill.
Kirby is a ball shaped, pink being that is far more powerful than what he looks like.
The plot of the anime is pretty simple. Kirby, who was traveling through outer space, ends up crashing into an unknown planet. He gets to know the people of the Cappy town and becomes friends with them.
However, the folks at the Nightmare Enterprise send evil minions to destroy the town, so Kirby defends them.
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In this anime, the MC named “Adam Blade” has the ability to copy other people’s techniques without breaking a sweat.
He is one of the mutated humans who are called the “needless.” To give more context, the “needless” are the victims of World War III. They are people who have mysteriously mutated and gained supernatural abilities.
But humanity has no need for these “monstrous” humans, so they call them needless.
With the war still going on behind the scenes, the world is in turmoil. There are lots of shady stuff going on. And Adam Blade and his team have to fight against an evil organization that does illegal research.
8. Date a live
Date a live is another anime where MC has the ability to steal powers and abilities.
Shidou is the main character of Date a live. He has the ability to seal the powers of spirits and obtaining it for himself. And the best part is, he needs to kiss in order to activate this power.
The anime takes place in a world where a cataclysmic disaster called the “spatial quake” killed over 150 million people. Since that incident, small-scale earthquakes of this type have occurred every now and then.
One day, during the quake, Shindou ends up finding out that a spirit is involved in causing the quake. After that, he gets dragged into a secret group that tries to save the spirits in order to save their own world.
7. Arifureta: From Commonplace To World’s Strongest
Arifureta is one of the many isekai anime series that has a MC that can steal powers and abilities from dungeon monsters by consuming them.
Hajime, the MC of this show, starts out as a summoned hero who was supposed to conquer dungeons along with other heroes. However, one of the other heroes, his own classmate, betrayed him and pushed Hajime to his death.
Luckily, Hajime survived, but he is outclassed in the deepest levels of the dungeon. Taken over by fear and the raw instinct for survival, he somehow kills a monster and eats it. He unlocks the ability to devour other monsters to mutate himself.
Thus starts the incredible dungeon exploring adventures of Hajime Nagumo.
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6. Rakudai Kishi no Eiyuutan
Chivalry of a Failed Knight is an anime where the MC has the ability to copy the powers and techniques of others.
This is a harem anime series that is set in a high school setting. The story starts with our MC being ranked as the worst Blazer in the academy.
However, the ranking system does not truly gauge the MC’s potential, and he wants to show the entire academy his might. Luckily for him, an A-ranked Blazer and a princess challenge him to a duel, and he gets to show his true skill.
Thus starts the school life of our main protagonist.
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5. Guilty Crown
Every person has a void, which could be referred to as the metaphysical heart. Or, in simple words, a person has a soul. The main character of Guilty Crown has the ability to draw out the void of a person and convert it into an object.
Each void differs from the other, as no two people are the same. Meaning, the result of manefisting a person’s void will differ from person to person.
Guilty Crown is an interesting anime where the MC is an ordinary guy who is in love with an idol. One day, the very same idol runs into him after being shot.
It turns out that she was a member of a rebel group that plans to overthrow the tyranny of the government.
The idol had stolen the “void genome” from the government, and it was shattered at the hands of our MC, which gave him the “power of the kings.“
Now, this is kind of a spoiler, but yeah, Charlotte is an anime where the MC can steal powers and abilities. But this is only revealed near the end of the series, from where the plot takes an interesting turn.
Charlotte is an anime that focuses on superpowers. Yuu, our MC, has the power to temporarily take over a subject’s mind. He uses it to cheat on an exam, but the female MC catches him.
After that, he is made to transfer to a school that is meant for kids with supernatural abilities. He is also forced to join a club of students who must prohibit other students from misusing their powers and transfer them to their school in order to protect them.
One thing leads to another, and the plot unfolds in a grand manner, which leads our MC to go on a mission to save the world.
3. Attack on Titan
It is kind of unfair to add Attack on Titan to this list, but if you’ve watched the 3rd and 4th seasons of the show, you know it fits the requirements of this article perfectly.
Once again, this is a spoiler, but the main character of this anime has the ability to steal the powers of other titan-shifters.
Initially, we saw Eren, the MC, transform into a titan in order to kill other titans. Later on, we get to know there are other people who can transform into titans too.
The series gets darker and darker, but it is a great anime with an amazing plot. So I’m going to stop myself from spoiling this show any more than I already have.
2. So I’m a spider so what?
Number 2 on this list is an isekai anime where our MC is a spider who can eat monsters to steal their powers and abilities.
The main character is reincarnated in a fantasy world as a spider in a dungeon. As she just hatched from her eggs, she is the weakest being in the entire dungeon. She has to give her everything to avoid becoming breakfast for other monsters.
As the series goes on, she devours monsters one by one and gains their abilities. She ends up becoming the most overpowered character in the entire anime.
1. That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime
That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime needs no introduction when we are talking about animes where the MC can steal powers.
After the main protagonist is reincarnated as a slime in another world, he quickly learns that he has the ability to eat anything and get its power, skills, and abilities.
He clears out an entire dungeon, starts an empire for monsters, becomes a demon lord, and overpowers everyone in his world.
This anime is a treat to watch for anybody who loves seeing a character grow from nothing to the most powerful person in the universe.