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The 15 Best Superheroes With The Power to Absorb Energy

Updated July 25, 2019 511 votes 89 voters 2.8k 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.

  • Black Lightning
    Photo: DC Comics

    First appearance: Black Lightning #1 (April 1977)

    Real name: Jefferson Pierce

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    • Captain Atom
      Photo: DC Comics

      First appearance: Space Adventures #33 (March 1960)

      Real name: Allen Adam

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      • First appearance: The X-Men #4 (March 1964)

        Real name: Wanda Marya Maximoff

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        • Silver Surfer
          Photo: user uploaded image

          First appearance: The Fantastic Four #48 (March 1966)

          Real name: Norrin Radd

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