Almost every 7 character in an anime or manga story is shown always trying to be the strongest figure compared to all other characters. They will train hard for a long time to acquire and master a very powerful technique, which makes them a very strong figure compared to those around them.
However, although the majority of characters do hard training to become strong, it turns out that there are also characters who use easy ways to become much stronger. They will steal the power of others and use it to increase their own power. Here are some anime characters who have the ability to steal other people’s powers.
Ban (Seven Deadly Sins)
Ban is a member of the strongest group of knights known as the Seven Deadly Sins. Ban is known to be very close to the figure of Meliodas, who is the leader of the group. Ban gains immortality after he drinks water from the Fountain of Youth. It is because of this immortality that Ban is often in an advantageous position when facing enemies.
In addition to immortality, Ban also has an epic power called Fos Hunt. This technique allows him to steal the power of a character that is much stronger than him and then use that power against its owner. Even so, there was a limit to how much power Ban could steal and use. If the stolen power is too great, then his body will be damaged and he will be vulnerable to various attacks.
Chrollo Lucifer (Hunter X Hunter)
Chrollo is the founder and leader of the Phantom Troupe, a criminal group from Meteor City known for criminals, thieves, and other criminals. Chrollo is known as an intelligent person, and under his leadership, the Phantom Troupe managed to do things that would be considered impossible to do.
Besides being intelligent, Chrollo is also known to be very strong. In fact, you could say he was the strongest figure in the group. Chrollo Lucifer has the ability to steal other people’s powers. After stealing the ability, he then uses it to confront its previous owner. Thanks to this, Chrollo was able to take on both Zeno and Silva Zoldyk at once.
Yu Otosaka (Charlotte)
Yu Otosaka is the main protagonist of the series. He has an epic and unique power where he can master or possess the bodies of others, even if only for five seconds. However, Yu Otosaka’s greatest strength is his Plunder technique, which allows him to steal the power of others.
The terrible thing is that once the power of a person is stolen by Yu, then that person will no longer be able to use that power. On the other hand, Yu himself could use the abilities he stole as he pleased.
Anubis (Jojo’s Bizzare Adventure)
Anubis is a Stand that appears in the Jojo’s Bizzare Adventure: Stardust Crusaders series. Anubis becomes an independent Stand, where he does not require orders from the user to move. Instead, Anubis can take over his body and use his consciousness to fight.
The longer Anubis is involved in a fight, the harder it is for the enemy to defeat Anubis. This is because Anubis has an ability where he will be able to withstand various attacks used before. This means that enemy attacks cannot be used more than once against Anubis. So, with that power, Anubis has technically stolen the enemy’s power.
Kakashi Hatake (Naruto)
It seems that all geeks are familiar with the figure of Hatake Kakashi, Naruto’s mentor and one of the characters that is quite reckoned with in the series. Since childhood, Kakashi has shown his best talent as a shinobi. And his strength increased even more after he received the Sharingan from his best friend, Obito Uchiha.
With the Sharingan, Kakashi becomes even more dangerous. Sharingan allows Kakashi to read and predict enemy movements. And the most iconic of course is how Kakashi can imitate his enemy’s Justu with those eyes. Because of this Kakashi is also known by the nickname Kakashi “The Copy Ninja.”
All For One (My Hero Academia)
All For One is the founder and leader of League of Villain as well as the main antagonist in the My Hero Academua series. After he was defeated by All Might, All For One has one main goal, which is to destroy the current owner of Quirk One For All, Izuku Midoriya. With his power, All For One is considered the most dangerous criminal in Japan.
Besides being able to live forever, the greatest strength of All For One is that he is able to steal other people’s Quirks. In fact, the One For All technique itself was originally created by All For One by stealing other people’s Quirks which were then put together. With the combination of these powers, it is only natural that All For One will become the most powerful and most dangerous criminal in Japan.
Blackbeard (One Piece)
Blackbeard is one of the main antagonists in the One Piece series. Currently, Blackbeard is one of the Yonko, which means he is among the four strongest pirates in the ocean. Blackbeard’s own power comes from the Yami Yami no Mi, a Logia-type devil fruit that allows Blackbeard to control darkness.
However, what is also extraordinary about this devil fruit is that Blackbeard is able to neutralize the power of other users’ devil fruits and he is also able to steal the power of other people’s devil fruits. This can be seen from the moment when Blackbeard stole Whitebeard’s Gura Gura no Mi at Marineford which made him the only character with two devil fruit powers.
While other characters have to work hard to become strong, the characters above can imitate their moves that are much stronger or steal their powers. And that power is used against the original owner. Stealing someone else’s power seems to be one of the epic abilities in anime stories.