Created By: thatother1dude on December 20, 2009
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Simply put, control of gravity as a superpower.

We can have a huge paragraph detailing the amount of Artistic License - Physics and Fridge Logic this entails, but let's save that for later.

We really need this because people keep using Gravity Sucks as if it were this trope (you can probably find some more example if you check links to that trope), when it's really about inaccurately showing how gravity works.

Of note is that control of gravity is sometimes (it seem especially in Japanese media) associate with elemental control of darkness.

Examples:
  • Deva path Pain in Naruto, who is able to manipulate gravity to use different techniques to push objects away from him (Shinra Tensei), pull them towards him (Bansho Ten'nin), or launch a black sphere that sucks in everything around it (Chibaku Tensei), but has to wait 5 seconds between each individual use.
  • The Yami Yami Fruit in One Piece, which is eventually eaten by Blackbeard, can make dark clouds which can use gravity to crush whatever they cover or suck anything into it.
Community Feedback Replies: 36
  • December 20, 2009
    foxley
    Graviton from the Marvel Universe.
  • December 20, 2009
    JAF1970
    Halo and the Gravity Hammer.
  • December 20, 2009
    random surfer
    Marvel Comics has a superhero named Gravity. Guess what his superpower is.
  • December 20, 2009
    Yin
    Almost every version of Starman. However, they largely derived from the gravity or cosmic rod. The Starman from the Lo SH had gravity powers of his own.
  • December 21, 2009
    TheChainMan
  • December 21, 2009
    TB Tabby
    Gravity Girl of The Galaxy Trio.
  • December 21, 2009
    Unknown Troper
    Chinmei (I think that was his name) in Samurai Deeper Kyo.
  • December 21, 2009
    Unknown Troper
    Most of these people will also exemplify Gravity Sucks
  • December 21, 2009
    Tezcat
    Gravity control is a powerset in City Of Heroes.
  • December 21, 2009
    Alucard
    Brago from Gash Bell.

    Alberio Imma from Mahou Sensei Negima
  • December 21, 2009
    jfpbookworm
    Hiram "Fatman" Worcester from Wild Cards.
  • December 21, 2009
    thatother1dude
    @Unknown Troper: That and Selective Gravity.

    @The Chain Man: It's probably worth going into detail what the move does (removed the immunity to Ground attacks Flying types and mons with Levitate have, prevents use of attacks which involve jumping or flying, and reduces everyone's evasion by 2/5). The same with the Final Fantasy spell Gravity/Gravira/Graviga, which reduces the enemy to some fraction of their current HP.
  • December 22, 2009
    FreezairForALimitedTime
    The boss Nightmare in Metroid Fusion can control gravity, making it impossible for you to jump more than an inch--and making your missles fall to the ground. Only your Pure Energy beams can work in the high-gravity, never mind that gravity affects all particles...
  • December 22, 2009
    Unknown Troper
  • December 22, 2009
    OmegaMetroid
    Not entirely related, but if this troper had one superpower, it would be control of gravity on an atomic level. After all, gravity exists between any two particles with weight (although often it's not really enough to measure), so control over gravity would allow one to do anything... such as propel electrons towards someone/something by increasing the gravity between the particles and the target, also giving Shock And Awe capabilities. And you can of course defy gravity for Flight, or increasee the gravitic attraction between yourself and something in the distance for Super Speed, and so on. With a proper imagination, this could be the most powerful ability of them all. People without it are lucky most people with it don't think up creative uses for it.
  • December 23, 2009
    thatother1dude
    @Freezair For A Limited Time: And regardless of the particle mass, the arc is determined entirely by speed, and given the Pure Energy weapons are about the same speed as the missiles they should reach the ground after the same distance.

    @Omega Metroid: I'd been impressed if you just had the nigh-omniscience required to have that much control over your power.

  • January 4, 2010
    thatother1dude
    Darker Than Black has two examples: first a guy who can make himself or any other person weightless, but needs to break his finger every time he uses it, and another guy who could increase the pull of gravity over a certain area.
  • January 6, 2010
    thatother1dude
  • January 6, 2010
    SuperJesus
    Sora in Kingdom Hearts has the spell Gravity, which is this. The spell Demi in Final Fantasy is this as well, from the animations.
  • January 7, 2010
    Roxor
    One of the characters in the webcomic Knowledge Is Power has gravity manipulation as an ability.
  • January 7, 2010
    JAF1970
    One of the powers in the MMO City Of Heroes available to the Controller class.
  • January 7, 2010
    OmegaMetroid
    @thatother1dude: So would I. ...Although, one could probably come up with a You Fail Physics Forever way to do so, but it would be a lot of useless technobabble.
  • January 7, 2010
    Chabal 2
    Possible example: In Berserk, Femto is seen to compress matter together as an attack. It misses the target, but is visible when it squeezes a bunch of Mooks who were in the way into a sphere. Since he only uses it the one time, I'm not sure whether it counts.
  • January 23, 2010
    Alucard
  • January 23, 2010
    repicheep22
    Bionicle has Toa of Gravity.
  • January 23, 2010
    Unknown Troper
    Huh...there's another YKKTW with the same premise; http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/discussion.php?id=l0kqmbzxl50ofk8jbnqj44ce although this has more examples
  • January 24, 2010
    TBeholder
    @thatother1dude: three.

    Just For Fun: "Gravity Is My Mistress"?
  • January 24, 2010
    dotchan
    Joker from the Flame Of Recca has a gravity-controlling Madogu. He uses it to create a black hole in order to defeat a particularly tough opponent. But don't worry--it's very strongly suggested that he became Nanashi of MAR.
  • February 8, 2010
    Tezcat
  • February 8, 2010
    Haven
    The Mutants And Masterminds power "Gravity Control".

    In Schlock Mercenary, gravitic technology is used for both protection and offense ("gravy-guns"), as well as sundry other uses such as Artificial Gravity and ship propulsion. The UNS Tunguska--between its ridiculously overengineered power supply and its AI Gus--has extremely precise control, lifting the Toughs into the air as a show of force, transmitting a message by using gravity to rattle the ship's hull, and even gravitically controlling Tagon to shoot Jak in the head.

    T Beholder: Wouldn't that be "I Am Gravity's Mistress"?
  • February 8, 2010
    binaroid
    Roxy "Freefall" Spaulding from Gen 13.

    Ayla Ranzz of The Legion Of Super Heroes in "Light Lass" mode.
  • February 8, 2010
    BaronGrackle
    Does Magneto's control of the electromagnetic field count (allowing himself to hover)? If so, then him.
  • February 9, 2010
    KZN02
    @Baron Grackle: I don't think magnetism is the same as gravity.

    Also for Bionicle: Kanohi Garai, Mask of Gravity and Nuhvok-Kal. The Makuta species can also control gravity, and, in turn, spawn Rahkshi of Gravity.
  • February 9, 2010
    Unknown Troper
    Armed And Dangerous had an awesome gravity-controlling weapon that first anchors the player to the ground, and then somehow flips reality upside-down, causing any nearby enemies to fall into the sky.
  • February 10, 2010
    Unknown Troper
    one of the four higher gates warriors of [[Samurai deeper Kyo]] (around volume 15),and the bad guy in psycho academy.

  • February 12, 2010
    thatother1dude
    If anyone else feels like we need to debate the name or feel like making a detail article speak now, or else I'll just launch it with the name "Gravity Master" and a bare-bones article.
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