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29th May '16 3:33:14 AM Doug86
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* Sandman from ''Franchise/{{Spider-Man}}'', pictured above, has the ability to [[ElementalShapeshifter change his body into sand]].
* ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'': a whole slew of mutants have earth-related powers. Avalanche and Rictor have seismic powers. {{Magma|Man}} can control/transform into magma and rocks. Dust can turn herself into a sandstorm. Rockslide is a big guy made of rocks who can control his separated body parts. Onyxx is just a big guy made of rocks.

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* Sandman from ''Franchise/{{Spider-Man}}'', ''Franchise/SpiderMan'', pictured above, has the ability to [[ElementalShapeshifter change his body into sand]].
* ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'': ''Comicbook/XMen'': a whole slew of mutants have earth-related powers. Avalanche and Rictor have seismic powers. {{Magma|Man}} can control/transform into magma and rocks. Dust can turn herself into a sandstorm. Rockslide is a big guy made of rocks who can control his separated body parts. Onyxx is just a big guy made of rocks.
9th May '16 6:37:08 PM Bat178
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*** Also Bouldergeist, who levitates rocks out of the ground and throws them, summons stalagmites up from the ground, and can summon giant rock hands to punch or try to flatten Mario.
1st May '16 1:02:27 PM ANTMuddle
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Earth users can be [[HurricaneOfPuns down to earth, rock solid, and slow to act but with a lot of momentum once they finally get rolling]]. If the FiveManBand has elemental powers, TheBigGuy will usually have this. In a FourTemperamentEnsemble, this character is likely to be Melancholic. Can be found on the BoisterousBruiser or other types of jolly and large {{Blood Knight}}s or {{Proud Warrior Race Guy}}s. Sometimes the [[PersonalityPowers stock personality]] is inverted by making the character [[GlacierWaif physically small]] or [[TheStoic quiet and introverted]] instead of a big, loud, guy.

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Earth users can be [[HurricaneOfPuns down to earth, rock solid, and slow to act but with a lot of momentum once they finally get rolling]]. If the FiveManBand has elemental powers, {{elemental powers}}, TheBigGuy will usually have this. In a FourTemperamentEnsemble, this character is likely to be Melancholic. Can be found on the BoisterousBruiser or other types of jolly and large {{Blood Knight}}s or {{Proud Warrior Race Guy}}s. Sometimes the [[PersonalityPowers stock personality]] is inverted by making the character [[GlacierWaif physically small]] or [[TheStoic quiet and introverted]] instead of a big, loud, guy.
5th Mar '16 2:23:48 PM MyFinalEdits
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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': Earth is one of the basic ElementalPowers in the shinobi countries; users include Yamato, who combines it with [[MakingASplash water]] to let him control [[GreenThumb wood]], and Kakuzu, who can turn his skin rock hard for defense and attack. Not surprisingly, the Hidden Stone Village tends to produce ninja who specialize in this: [[MadArtist Deidara]] creates moving sculptures made of explosive clay; the Third Tsuchikage can combine it with [[BlowYouAway Wind]] and [[PlayingWithFire Fire]] to make Dust, which is basically a DisintegratorRay; and his bodyguards Akatsuchi and Kurotsuchi can respectively create stone golems and combine earth with fire to create quicklime.

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
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Earth is one of the basic ElementalPowers in the shinobi countries; users include Yamato, who combines it with [[MakingASplash water]] to let him control [[GreenThumb wood]], and Kakuzu, who can turn his skin rock hard for defense and attack. Not surprisingly, the Hidden Stone Village tends to produce ninja who specialize in this: [[MadArtist Deidara]] creates moving sculptures made of explosive clay; the Third Tsuchikage can combine it with [[BlowYouAway Wind]] and [[PlayingWithFire Fire]] to make Dust, which is basically a DisintegratorRay; and his bodyguards Akatsuchi and Kurotsuchi can respectively create stone golems and combine earth with fire to create quicklime.



* Fate Averruncus of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' uses stone-based techniques, from [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice launching spears of stone at people]] to [[TakenForGranite turning people]] ''[[TakenForGranite to]]'' [[TakenForGranite stone]] to [[RocksFallEveryoneDies crushing people with huge monoliths of stone from on high]]. Good with [[MakingASplash water techniques]] and [[spoiler:[[RealityWarper rewriting existences]]]], too.
** Later revealed to also be good at using sand. He is "Averruncus of Earth", after all...
** Fate also has a few spells that dip into ExtraOreDinary, usually by creating and manipulating steel blades.

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* Fate Averruncus of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' uses stone-based techniques, from [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice launching spears of stone at people]] to [[TakenForGranite turning people]] ''[[TakenForGranite to]]'' [[TakenForGranite stone]] to [[RocksFallEveryoneDies crushing people with huge monoliths of stone from on high]]. Good with [[MakingASplash water techniques]] and [[spoiler:[[RealityWarper rewriting existences]]]], too.
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too. It's later revealed to that he's also be good at using sand. He is "Averruncus of Earth", after all...
** Fate also
sand, and has a few spells that dip into ExtraOreDinary, usually by creating and manipulating steel blades.
5th Mar '16 2:22:33 PM MyFinalEdits
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* Genbu of ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', a rock demon that can split itself into many stones to launch at foes and travel through rock.

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* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'':
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Genbu of ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', is a rock demon that can split itself into many stones to launch at foes and travel through rock.



* Sekio of ''Manga/FlameOfRecca'', a man who uses the Madogu Sekichu, allowing him the power to control stones.
** Subverted with main character, Ishijima Domon. He is said to represent the Earth element. However, he doesn't use earth elemental attacks, but focuses more on physical strength.

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* Sekio of ''Manga/FlameOfRecca'', a man who uses the Madogu Sekichu, allowing him the power to control stones.
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stones. Subverted with main character, Ishijima Domon. He is said to represent the Earth element. However, he doesn't use earth elemental attacks, but focuses more on physical strength.



** Brock, Roxanne, and Roark specialize in Rock-type Pokémon, and Giovanni, Bertha ([[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Sinnoh]] Elite 4 member), and Clay specialize in Ground-type Pokémon.
** The "Earth element" theme has returned with a vengeance since the introduction of the ability Sand Stream, which allows a Pokémon to invoke this trope by its mere presence: Tyranitar and Hippowdon's appearance unleashes a permanent sandstorm that slowly damages all non-Steel, Rock, or Ground-type mons while giving various boosts to the owners of specific abilities (almost all of which have the aforementioned typing, and those that don't become immune to the damage) and boosting the Special Defense of all Rock types by a whopping ''50%'', which is especially noteworthy because Rock types tend to have otherwise poor Special Defense. "Sand teams" are a major force on the competitive scene and feature prominently in the fifth generation's "weather war".

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** Brock, Roxanne, and Roark specialize in Rock-type Pokémon, and Giovanni, Bertha ([[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Sinnoh]] Elite 4 member), and Clay specialize in Ground-type Pokémon.
** The "Earth element" theme has returned with a vengeance since the introduction of the ability Sand Stream, which allows a Pokémon to invoke this trope by its mere presence: Tyranitar and Hippowdon's appearance unleashes a permanent sandstorm that slowly damages all non-Steel, Rock, or Ground-type mons while giving various boosts to the owners of specific abilities (almost all of which have the aforementioned typing, and those that don't become immune to the damage) and boosting the Special Defense of all Rock types by a whopping ''50%'', which is especially noteworthy because Rock types tend to have otherwise poor Special Defense. "Sand teams" are a major force on the competitive scene and feature prominently in the fifth generation's "weather war".



** Rock and Ground also work very well together on offense, as only seven Pokémon resist both[[labelnote:Which ones?]]Breloom, Claydol, Flygon, Torterra, Bronzong with Levitate, Virizion and Chestnaught[[/labelnote]]. It's very common to see physical attackers packing Earthquake and Stone Edge, two powerful and common Ground and Rock attacks respectively, for this reason.

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** Rock and Ground also work very well together on offense, as only seven Pokémon resist both[[labelnote:Which ones?]]Breloom, Claydol, Flygon, Torterra, Bronzong with Levitate, Virizion and Chestnaught[[/labelnote]]. It's very common to see physical attackers packing Earthquake and Stone Edge, two powerful and common Ground and Rock attacks respectively, for this reason.
5th Mar '16 1:59:13 PM Anddrix
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** Natalie Dashkov uses earth magic [[spoiler:until she turns strigoi]]. She uses her power to disintegrate the hard, solid wood of a bench. [[spoiler:Rose was standing on the bench and the action fractured her ankle]].

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** Natalie Dashkov uses earth magic [[spoiler:until she turns strigoi]]. Strigoi]]. She uses her power to disintegrate the hard, solid wood of a bench. [[spoiler:Rose was [[spoiler:bench which Rose is standing on the bench and the on. The action fractured fractures her ankle.(Rose's) ankle]].
19th Feb '16 12:23:36 AM Dattix
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** Rock and Ground also work very well together on offense, as only seven Pokémon resist both[[labelnote:Which ones?]]Breloom, Claydol, Flygon, Torterra, Bronzong with Levitate, Virizion and Chestnaught[[/labelnote]]. It's very common to see physical attackers packing Earthquake and Stone Edge, two powerful and common Ground and Rock attacks respectively, for this reason.
31st Oct '15 9:27:01 PM Servbot
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* The Sorceress of ''VideoGame/DragonsCrown'' has the Rock Crusher spell, where she creates and drops a massive boulder on the battlefield for non-elemental damage, [[KnockBack knockdown]], and [[StandardStatusEffects stun]].
18th Oct '15 10:28:36 AM nombretomado
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** Also, Atlee, the new Terra and recurring character in PowerGirl.

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** Also, Atlee, the new Terra and recurring character in PowerGirl.ComicBook/PowerGirl.
16th Oct '15 1:54:40 PM RainbowPhoenix
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In both series, earthbending has two subtypes: [[ExtraOreDinary metal]] and [[MagmaMan lava]], both of which pratically unknown throughout the world's history and invented within the series' storyline. The former relies on manipulating "impurities" within metal, so it was discovered by a blind earthbender who relied on earth vibrations instead of sight. The latter is difficult for unspecified reasons, and was historically only used by the Avatar (who, having all four elements at his/her disposal, can heat things faster with [[PlayingWithFire firebending]]), but in ''[[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra Korra]]'' the earthbenders Ghazan and [[spoiler:Bolin]] found a way to melt rocks. Some fans theorize that, with the latter at least, it may have something to do with his mixed heritage; his father was from the Earth Kingdom capital city-state, while his mother was a decedent of the original Fire Nation colonists.

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In both series, earthbending has two subtypes: [[ExtraOreDinary metal]] and [[MagmaMan lava]], both of which pratically unknown throughout the world's history and invented within the series' storyline. The former relies on manipulating "impurities" within metal, so it was discovered by a blind earthbender who relied on earth vibrations instead of sight. The latter is difficult for unspecified reasons, and was historically only used by the Avatar (who, having all four elements at his/her disposal, can heat things faster with [[PlayingWithFire firebending]]), but in ''[[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra Korra]]'' the earthbenders Ghazan and [[spoiler:Bolin]] found a way to melt rocks. Some fans theorize that, with the latter at least, it may have something to do with his mixed heritage; his father was from the Earth Kingdom capital city-state, while his mother was a decedent of the original Fire Nation colonists. Others theorize that it relies on the same techniques [[MakingASplash waterbenders]] use to change their element between a liquid and a solid.
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