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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.
19th Jan '17 12:42:45 PM Willbyr
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* ''ShinMegamiTensei'' games have the Tera skills, although it's not necessarily present in every game like [[PlayingWithFire Agi]], [[ShockAndAwe Zio]], and [[AnIcePerson Bufu]] skills are.

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* ''ShinMegamiTensei'' ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' games have the Tera skills, although it's not necessarily present in every game like [[PlayingWithFire Agi]], [[ShockAndAwe Zio]], and [[AnIcePerson Bufu]] skills are.
4th Jan '17 4:41:19 PM AnOrangePeon
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** Technically, they can. Within the setting, magma possesses properties of both earth and fire, so both an earth mage and a fire mage can control it. It was just that in the example used, the fire mage was much stronger than the earth mage, so he could easily wrest control away from the earth mage.
31st Dec '16 11:52:38 AM Theriocephalus
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** ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' is sort of weird about this, in that it splits Earth-based powers into 2 separate categories Rock and Ground. This is something of an [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness artifact from the first generation]]. The Rock-type attacks are solely involved with chucking stones and using it for a variety of uses while the Ground-type is a hodgepodge of different Earth powers like sand (Sand Tomb, Sandstorm), mud (Mud Slap, Mud Bomb), lava (Earth Power), bones (Bone Club, Bonemerang), tremors (Earthquake, Magnitude), [[ThisIsADrill drills]] (Drill Run), fissures (...[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Fissure]]), and travelling in it (Dig), among other abilities.
** A general rule seems to be that Rock types are based around rocks, minerals, [[GemstoneAssault gemstones]], and [[FossilRevival fossils]] while Ground types get sand, dirt, mud, clay, and [[BadWithTheBone non-fossilized bones]]. As such Rock types often appear in [[DeathMountain mountains]] and [[UndergroundLevel caves]] and Ground types tend to be especially common in [[ShiftingSandLand deserts]].

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** ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' is sort of weird about this, in that it splits Earth-based powers into 2 two separate categories categories, Rock and Ground. This is something of an [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness artifact from the first generation]]. The Rock-type attacks are solely involved with chucking stones and using it for a variety of uses while the Ground-type is a hodgepodge of different Earth powers like sand (Sand Tomb, Sandstorm), mud (Mud Slap, Mud Bomb), lava (Earth Power), bones (Bone Club, Bonemerang), tremors (Earthquake, Magnitude), [[ThisIsADrill drills]] (Drill Run), fissures (...[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Fissure]]), and travelling in it (Dig), among other abilities.
** A general rule seems to be that Rock types are based around rocks, minerals, [[GemstoneAssault gemstones]], and [[FossilRevival fossils]] while Ground types get sand, dirt, mud, clay, and [[BadWithTheBone non-fossilized bones]]. As such Rock types often appear in [[DeathMountain mountains]] and [[UndergroundLevel caves]] and Ground types tend to be especially common in [[ShiftingSandLand deserts]].deserts]] and to a lesser degree in [[BubblegloopSwamp swamps]]. This makes some sense, from a geological point of view -- after all, stone (a solid aggregate of minerals) and soil (a loose collection of rock and mineral grains, clays, water and organic matter) are rather different things.
21st Oct '16 7:56:47 PM Galacton
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* ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'': One of Kirby's main abilities is Stone Kirby where he can turn into an indestructible golem or statue or control rocks to form a fist to punch enemies.

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* ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'': One of Kirby's main abilities is copy abilities, Stone Kirby where he can turn Kirby, [[ElementalArmor let's him encase himself in stone]], turning into an indestructible golem or statue or control rocks to statue. In newer games, he can also form a rock fist to punch enemies.
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