Knowledge Absorption – The ability to absorb knowledge from another person. Knowledge Absorption is also known as Information Absorption, Information Theft and Knowledge Theft.
Literary Critique of Knowledge Absorption
Aliens absorb knowledge through a complex plot in Superman V1 #228.
The Leader (Marvel) discovers that absorbing too much knowledge can literally kill you in Tales to Astonish V1 #74.
In Shatter (First Comics), skills can be transferred from one person to another but through RNA injections but you have to remove the brain of the person with the skills first (Shatter Special #1).
Skill transfer is temporary except for one person, Shatter. If Shatter receives an RNA injection then the skill transfer is permanent. If you receive an RNA injection from Shatter then you can permanently keep any skills he has and Shatter has had the equivalent of hundreds of RNA injections. This means the brain of Shatter is very valuable (Shatter #9).
Shatter was also the first digital comic book i.e. not scanned but totally drawn and colorized on a computer.
In Starship Troopers, the brain bugs can absorb human knowledge by sucking out the brains of humans.
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