Power and Life Force Absorption is a very dangerous ability. Though it is technically Mentally based , most Metas need to be touching the person they are looking to drain. Only those who are a higher power level can simply drain a person by looking at them. If a Meta absorbs a person's life force, they can kill them if they hold on to long. Otherwise, they can use the ability to simply weaken a person. If they are absorbing a Meta's power or ability, then they will gain control of that power, while the other Meta will lose it. High level Metas with this power also have the option to transfer abilities back to their previous owners, or switch abilities between Metas.