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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.
** There's also Gaara, who controls sand. However, Gaara's sand power is somewhat unique, as it's obtained from being [[SealedEvilInACan the host of the One-Tailed Beast]] and does not seem to be categorized as an "Earth Release" technique. His techniques are actually classified as Magnet Release.
* ''LightNovel/KazeNoStigma'': Earth mages can detect anyone on the ground, cause spikes to shoot up from the ground, and so forth. They ''cannot'', however, control things like magma. One fire mage protects himself from his opponent's earth spikes by melting the sand around and under him.

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%%* ''Manga/AirGear'' has Kilik and [[spoiler:Sora's twin brother, Nike]].
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
**
Akachi of ''Manga/ArataKangatari'' has the power of Earth is one with his Hayagami.
* The Earthy card from ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura''.
* Sherry Cromwell of ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' uses earth-based magic and uses it to summon her golem, and Terra
of the basic ElementalPowers in Left of God's Right Seat wields the shinobi countries; users include Yamato, who combines it with [[MakingASplash water]] to let him element of earth, notably when he uses his AbsurdlySharpBlade made of flour.
* In ''Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun'', a minor gang leader had
control [[GreenThumb wood]], and Kakuzu, who can turn his skin rock hard for defense and over asphalt. She could liquefy it into something similar to quicksand or raise it up as a barrier.
* Subverted due to a translation error in ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' with [=WarGreymon's=]
attack. Not surprisingly, One magazine (released before [=WarGreymon=] appeared in the Hidden Stone Village tends to produce ninja who specialize in this: [[MadArtist Deidara]] creates moving sculptures made of explosive clay; dub) stated that the Third Tsuchikage can combine it with [[BlowYouAway Wind]] and [[PlayingWithFire Fire]] attack "Terra Force" caused earthquakes. (It turned out to make Dust, which is basically be more of a DisintegratorRay; and his bodyguards Akatsuchi and Kurotsuchi can respectively create stone golems and combine earth with fire to create quicklime.
** There's also Gaara, who controls sand. However, Gaara's sand power is somewhat unique, as it's obtained from
CombinedEnergyAttack.) It ''probably'' should have been translated ''Tera'' Force ("tera" being [[SealedEvilInACan the host of metric shorthand for trillion), seeing as [=MetalGreymon's=] attack was ''Giga'' Blaster ("giga" meaning billion), and this was just turned UpToEleven. On the One-Tailed Beast]] and does not seem to be categorized as an "Earth Release" technique. His techniques are actually classified as Magnet Release.
* ''LightNovel/KazeNoStigma'': Earth mages can detect anyone on
other hand, the ground, cause spikes attack's Japanese name ''was'' Gaia Force, "gaia" also referring to shoot up from the ground, and so forth. They ''cannot'', however, control things like magma. One fire mage protects himself from his opponent's earth spikes by melting the sand around and under him.Earth...



* 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. It's later revealed that he's also good at using sand, and has a few spells that dip into ExtraOreDinary, usually by creating and manipulating steel blades.
* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'':
** Genbu is a rock demon that can split itself into many stones to launch at foes and travel through rock.
** Risho is the shinobi "Master of Earth" and can do such things as coating himself in rock-armor.
* Manga/AirGear has Kilik and [[spoiler:Sora's twin brother, Nike]].
* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha''
** ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'' introduces Corona, who has the ability to animate rock and soil and use them to construct a {{Golem}} out from the ground in an instant. She later expands her skill set to include raising multiple stone pillars, constructing giant stone fists, launching storms of rock-based missiles, and trapping opponents in concrete binds sprouting from the ground they stand on.
** The series also has Stardust Fall, a spell used in the ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'' [[ComicBookAdaptation manga]] that rains down giant rocks over an area.



* The Earthy card from ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura''.

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%%* Earth mages in ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero''.
* The Earthy card Alex Louis Armstrong from ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura''.''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' seems to specialise in manipulating the earth's crust.
-->"THESE STONE ALCHEMY TECHNIQUES HAVE BEEN PASSED DOWN THE ARMSTRONG LINE FOR GENERATIONS!!"
* Nagareyama Shimon in ''VideoGame/HarukanaruTokiNoNakaDe'' has earth-based [[ElementalPowers powers]].



* THESE [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist STONE ALCHEMY]] TECHNIQUES HAVE BEEN PASSED DOWN THE [[BigHam ARMSTRONG]] LINE FOR GENERATIONS!!
* [[BigBad Sir Crocodile]] of ''Manga/OnePiece'' is a villain who combines his powers over sand with the TouchOfDeath, allowing him to drain all the moisture out of whatever he comes into contact with. Oh, and subverting the normal personality that most earth-controllers have, he's a cold, ruthless [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]].
** Also, [[spoiler: [[GeneralRipper Admiral Akainu]]]] is the magma variant.
** Jozu, Whitebeard's third Divison commander, has Diamond powers.

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* THESE [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist STONE ALCHEMY]] TECHNIQUES HAVE BEEN PASSED DOWN THE [[BigHam ARMSTRONG]] LINE FOR GENERATIONS!!
''LightNovel/KazeNoStigma'': Earth mages can detect anyone on the ground, cause spikes to shoot up from the ground, and so forth. They ''cannot'', however, control things like magma. One fire mage protects himself from his opponent's earth spikes by melting the sand around and under him.
* [[BigBad ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha''
** ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'' introduces Corona, who has the ability to animate rock and soil and use them to construct a {{Golem}} out from the ground in an instant. She later expands her skill set to include raising multiple stone pillars, constructing giant stone fists, launching storms of rock-based missiles, and trapping opponents in concrete binds sprouting from the ground they stand on.
** The series also has Stardust Fall, a spell used in the ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'' [[ComicBookAdaptation manga]] that rains down giant rocks over an area.
* 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. It's later revealed that he's also good at using sand, and has a few spells that dip into ExtraOreDinary, usually by creating and manipulating steel blades.
* ''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.
** There's also Gaara, who controls sand. However, Gaara's sand power is somewhat unique, as it's obtained from being [[SealedEvilInACan the host of the One-Tailed Beast]] and does not seem to be categorized as an "Earth Release" technique. His techniques are actually classified as Magnet Release.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
**
Sir Crocodile]] of ''Manga/OnePiece'' Crocodile is a villain who combines his powers over sand with the TouchOfDeath, allowing him to drain all the moisture out of whatever he comes into contact with. Oh, and subverting the normal personality that most earth-controllers have, he's a cold, ruthless [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]].
** Also, [[spoiler: [[GeneralRipper Admiral Akainu]]]] Akainu]] is the magma variant.
** Jozu, Whitebeard's third Divison commander, has Diamond powers.
variant.



** [[spoiler: Whitebeard himself and, later, Blackbeard]] have power over earthquakes. They can cause vibrations by punching the air, which creates tremors and tsunamis.
* Nagareyama Shimon in ''VideoGame/HarukanaruTokiNoNakaDe'' has earth-based [[ElementalPowers powers]].
* Subverted due to a translation error in ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' with [=WarGreymon's=] attack. One magazine (released before [=WarGreymon=] appeared in the dub) stated that the attack "Terra Force" caused earthquakes. (It turned out to be more of a CombinedEnergyAttack.) It ''probably'' should have been translated ''Tera'' Force ("tera" being the metric shorthand for trillion), seeing as [=MetalGreymon's=] attack was ''Giga'' Blaster ("giga" meaning billion), and this was just turned UpToEleven. On the other hand, the attack's Japanese name ''was'' Gaia Force, "gaia" also referring to Earth...
* Sherry Cromwell of ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' uses earth-based magic and uses it to summon her golem, and Terra of the Left of God's Right Seat wields the element of earth, notably when he uses his AbsurdlySharpBlade made of flour.
* In ''Manga/ACertainScienticRailgun'', a minor gang leader had control over asphalt. She could liquefy it into something similar to quicksand or raise it up as a barrier.
* Earth mages in ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero''.
* In ''AudioPlay/SaintBeast'', Gai can manipulate earth usually leading to the ground breaking underneath enemies, showers of rock, or even creating massive pillars from the ground.

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** [[spoiler: Whitebeard himself [[spoiler: and, later, Blackbeard]] have power over earthquakes. They can cause vibrations by punching the air, which creates tremors and tsunamis.
* Nagareyama Shimon in ''VideoGame/HarukanaruTokiNoNakaDe'' has earth-based [[ElementalPowers powers]].
* Subverted due to a translation error in ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' with [=WarGreymon's=] attack. One magazine (released before [=WarGreymon=] appeared in the dub) stated that the attack "Terra Force" caused earthquakes. (It turned out to be more of a CombinedEnergyAttack.) It ''probably'' should have been translated ''Tera'' Force ("tera" being the metric shorthand for trillion), seeing as [=MetalGreymon's=] attack was ''Giga'' Blaster ("giga" meaning billion), and this was just turned UpToEleven. On the other hand, the attack's Japanese name ''was'' Gaia Force, "gaia" also referring to Earth...
* Sherry Cromwell of ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' uses earth-based magic and uses it to summon her golem, and Terra of the Left of God's Right Seat wields the element of earth, notably when he uses his AbsurdlySharpBlade made of flour.
* In ''Manga/ACertainScienticRailgun'', a minor gang leader had control over asphalt. She could liquefy it into something similar to quicksand or raise it up as a barrier.
* Earth mages in ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero''.
* In ''AudioPlay/SaintBeast'', Gai can manipulate earth usually leading to the ground breaking underneath enemies, showers of rock, or even creating massive pillars from the ground.
tsunamis.



* Akachi of ''Manga/ArataKangatari'' has the power of Earth with his Hayagami.

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* Akachi of ''Manga/ArataKangatari'' has In ''AudioPlay/SaintBeast'', Gai can manipulate earth usually leading to the power ground breaking underneath enemies, showers of Earth with his Hayagami.rock, or even creating massive pillars from the ground.



* The Doberg family in WitchHunter are highly skilled and extremely egotistical shamans, who specialize in earth shamanism. Their signature ultimate finishing move is to create giant spikes that shoot out of the ground for city blocks, or even ''miles'' around them, to utterly devastate their enemies, but mostly because they think it looks pretty and like the [[AttentionWhore attention it attracts them]].

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* The Doberg family in WitchHunter ''Manhwa/WitchHunter'' are highly skilled and extremely egotistical shamans, who specialize in earth shamanism. Their signature ultimate finishing move is to create giant spikes that shoot out of the ground for city blocks, or even ''miles'' around them, to utterly devastate their enemies, but mostly because they think it looks pretty and like the [[AttentionWhore attention it attracts them]].them]].
* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'':
** Genbu is a rock demon that can split itself into many stones to launch at foes and travel through rock.
** Risho is the shinobi "Master of Earth" and can do such things as coating himself in rock-armor.
25th Jul '16 12:53:26 PM rafi
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* Clayface (especially Basil Karlo after his mutation) from ''Franchise/{{Batman}}''.
* ''Comicbook/TeenTitans'':
** Terra, true to her name.
** Also, Atlee, the new Terra and recurring character in ComicBook/PowerGirl.
** He doesn't show up too much in Teen Titans, but Tara Markov's brother Brian (aka Geo-Force) has similar powers.

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* Clayface (especially Basil Karlo after his mutation) from ''Franchise/{{Batman}}''.
* ''Comicbook/TeenTitans'':
** Terra,
From ''Comicbook/TeenTitans'', Tara Markov alias Terra true to her name.
** Also,
name. She can control and manipulate all forms of rock and earthly substances and materials. There is no set limit to how far or how close she needs to be to the earth for this power and ability to work. She has been able to be completely off the ground and still control the earth. She has created tremors, earthquakes, sharpen rocks to a needle point, and has control over these elements for as long as she can physically maintain them.
*
Atlee, the new Terra and recurring character in ComicBook/PowerGirl.
** He doesn't show up too much in Teen Titans, but * From ''Comicbook/BatmanAndTheOutsiders'', Tara Markov's brother Brian (aka Geo-Force) has similar powers.Geo-Force). He is able to manipulate the Earth itself by vibrating and transforming it's crust (the ground). He can use this power to create earthquakes, tap into lava flows, and levitate or create shapes out of solid rock.



* ''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.

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* ''Comicbook/XMen'': a whole slew of mutants have earth-related powers. powers:
**
Avalanche and Rictor have seismic powers. powers.
**
{{Magma|Man}} can control/transform into magma and rocks. rocks.
**
Dust can turn herself into a sandstorm. sandstorm.
**
Rockslide is a big guy made of rocks who can control his separated body parts. parts.
**
Onyxx is just a big guy made of rocks.
12th Jul '16 5:50:01 AM nighttrainfm
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* Lexaeus from ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'', he fits the stereotype of an Earth user being the strong, stalwart type very well.
* Terra from ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'' is a lesser example. Like Ven and Aqua, he can use other elements as well, but his specialty is in earth-based spells like Quake.

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* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts''
**
Lexaeus from ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'', he ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories Chain of Memories]]'' fits the stereotype of an Earth user being the strong, stalwart type very well.
* ** Terra from ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'' is a lesser example. Like Ven and Aqua, he can use other elements as well, but his specialty is in earth-based spells like Quake.Quake, Meteor and Geo Impact. One of his personal Command Styles is Earthshaker.
3rd Jul '16 5:17:25 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/{{BIONICLE}}'' has two elements that fall under this category, Earth and Stone. The main difference is that Earth controls dirt and creates earthquakes, while Stone controls rocks. Neither controls sand, however (WordOfGod is that Stone ''can'', the characters just don't do it to avoid confusing the audience about the division between power over rocks and power over dirt).

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* ''Franchise/{{BIONICLE}}'' ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}}'' has two elements that fall under this category, Earth and Stone. The main difference is that Earth controls dirt and creates earthquakes, while Stone controls rocks. Neither controls sand, however (WordOfGod is that Stone ''can'', the characters just don't do it to avoid confusing the audience about the division between power over rocks and power over dirt).
3rd Jul '16 3:10:43 PM ReaderAt2046
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* With the exception of slatrification, the Sand Mastery powers of ''ComicBook/WhiteSand'' fall under this trope. They can use the sand to make weapons or shields, command it to lift them or cushion their fall, and other such feats of geokinesis.
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}}'':
**
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.
** Later
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.
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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'':
**
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.
**
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.
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