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The 15 Best Superheroes With The Power to Absorb Energy

Updated July 25, 2019 510 votes 88 voters 2.6k views15 items

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The ability to wield energy attacks has helped many superheroes gain the upper hand in offensive strikes. However, along with being able to attack with power, some characters can also absorb their opponent's attacks and actually throw them back with an even greater force.

For the most part, some of the strongest energy users are also some of the most memorable. From smooth-talking Gambit to straight-shooting Jubilee, the best superheroes who can absorb energy can take the defense, absorb the attacks, and either channel it to enhance their powers or completely nullify them. Whether they’re attacking with their energy or taking it back into their bodies, these superheroes have some of the best control over their abilities in any of the comic book universes.

Vote up your favorite energy-absorbing heroes and add anyone you think deserves to be included on this list.

  • Rogue is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 15 Best Superheroes With The Power to Absorb Energy
    Photo: Marvel Comics

    First appearance: Avengers Annual #10 (1981)

    Real name: Anna Marie LeBeau

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    • Gambit is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 15 Best Superheroes With The Power to Absorb Energy
      Photo: Marvel Comics

      First appearance: Uncanny X-Men Annual #14 (July 1990)

      Real name: Remy Etienne LeBeau

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      • First appearance: Journey into Mystery #83 (August 1962)

        Also known as: The God of Thunder

        • As Seen In: Journey into Mystery
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      • Shazam is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 15 Best Superheroes With The Power to Absorb Energy
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        First appearance: Whiz Comics #2 (cover date February 1940)

        Real name: Billy Batson

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