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22nd Apr '17 6:53:31 PM Getta
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One of the ElementalPowers. A character with the power over '''[[color:#662211:earth]]'''. Despite being the least used of the classical elemental powers in [[TheProtagonist protagonists]] ("earth" powers usually manifest as the more nurturing and proactive GreenThumb) there are many things one can do with Earth. Earth users may be able to cause earthquakes, rockslides or split the earth itself and crush their opponent between two slabs of crust or drop their opponent into a fissure; use sand, rock, or mud as an extension of their body to create tentacles or other objects, encase themselves in a rock shield to avoid attack and many other possibilities.

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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One of the ElementalPowers. A character with the power over '''[[color:#662211:earth]]'''. Despite being the least used of the classical elemental powers in [[TheProtagonist protagonists]] ("earth" powers usually manifest as the more nurturing and proactive GreenThumb) there are many things one can do with Earth. Earth users may be able to cause earthquakes, rockslides or split the earth itself and crush their opponent between two slabs of crust or drop their opponent into a fissure; use sand, rock, or mud as an extension of their body to create tentacles or other objects, encase themselves in a rock shield to avoid attack and many other possibilities.

possibilities. A common variant of it is controlling sand and dust, i.e ground-up rock and soil.

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. If female, they may be motherly characters due to the extension of the "Earth Mother" archetype (Gaia of Greek myth fits the archetype and is an example of this trope). 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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** Pica, one of Doflamingo's top pirate members, can not only control earth and rocks but also assimilate himself into them, turning into gargantuan RockMonster. Once he merges with rocks it's also hard to actually hit him "inside" them, which he exploits to do sneak attacks. He's so powerful in his control that he can "become" [[GeniusLoci an entire castle or entire mountain]].
10th Apr '17 7:52:33 AM PerpetualKid
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* Garf from "Manga/ReZero" fits this trope. His Earth Blessing gives him super-strength and recovery.

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* Garf Garfiel Tinsel from "Manga/ReZero" fits this trope. His Earth Blessing gives him super-strength super-strength, instant armor, and recovery.
10th Apr '17 7:51:29 AM PerpetualKid
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** Garf from "Manga/ReZero" fits this trope. His Earth Blessing gives him super-strength and recovery.

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** * Garf from "Manga/ReZero" fits this trope. His Earth Blessing gives him super-strength and recovery.
10th Apr '17 7:51:06 AM PerpetualKid
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**Garf from "Manga/ReZero" fits this trope. His Earth Blessing gives him super-strength and recovery.
13th Mar '17 9:06:29 AM ChronoLegion
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* The upcoming Russian superhero film ''Film/{{Guardians}}'' has Ler, an Armenian with the ability to control the very earth around him. Based on the trailer, he likes to augment his strength by making himself gloves out of rock.

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* The upcoming Russian superhero film ''Film/{{Guardians}}'' has Ler, an Armenian with the ability to control the very earth around him. Based on the trailer, he likes to augment his strength by making himself gloves out of rock. For a BilingualBonus, "ler" means "mountain" in Armenian.
13th Mar '17 9:05:49 AM ChronoLegion
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* The upcoming Russian superhero film ''Film/{{Guardians}}'' has Ler, an Armenian with the ability to control the very earth around him. Based on the trailer, he likes to augment his strength by making himself gloves out of rock.
28th Feb '17 5:18:52 AM FeralMulan
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** The League now also has Taliyah, the Stoneweaver who fits the traditional earthbender concept much more closely. Her primary spells include surfing on rocks to gain movement speed, shooing the enemy with stone shards and knocking them back with small cliffs; while her ultimate creates a physical wall across the map that she can ride on top of.
6th Feb '17 4:08:49 AM Kakai
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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 [[spoiler:bench which Rose is standing on. The action fractures her ankle.(Rose's) ankle]].

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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 [[spoiler:bench which Rose is standing on. The action fractures her Rose's ankle.(Rose's) ankle]].]]



* Earthwitches of ''Literature/TheWitchlands'' can control earth, with the most powerful being capable of summoning earthquakes.



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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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 descedent 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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->''[[TheStinger On the other hand, wouldn't an earth manipulator have no problem cleaning his house of dirt?]]''
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28th Jan '17 9:18:19 PM mythmonster2
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* In [[VideoGame/EternalCardGame Eternal Card Game]], the Time faction has this as its specialty, usually in the form of sand.

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* In [[VideoGame/EternalCardGame Eternal Card Game]], ''VideoGame/EternalCardGame'', the Time faction has this as its specialty, usually in the form of sand.
28th Jan '17 9:13:40 PM mythmonster2
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* In [[VideoGame/EternalCardGame Eternal Card Game]], the Time faction has this as its specialty, usually in the form of sand.
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