When a character with immense power makes a crater with it. The ability to "crater" something may be achieved by whacking it with some variety of SuperStrength power, or unleashing some kind of pressure shockwave that does the same. On some occasions though, a character may [[InvokedTrope invoke]] CraterPower by [[GrievousHarmWithABody using someone else as a medium]].

A common variant is for a character with [[InASingleBound super jumping powers]] is to land and form a crater on impact, demonstrating the character's NighInvulnerability.

Sometimes happens when attempting a ThreePointLanding. Compare/contrast: GroundShatteringLanding, GroundPound, ShockwaveStomp, and ImpactSilhouette. See also ChunkyUpdraft.

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* Happens a [[ExaggeratedTrope LOT]] in battles in ''Anime/DragonBallZ''.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' has [[GravityMaster Pa]][[PersonOfMassDestruction in]] make one by [[spoiler:flattening '''all''' of Konoha]].
** After the time skip, Sakura does this ''all the time''.
** Tsunade probably did this fairly frequently before she got an office job.
** A crater is formed ''every single time'' Neji uses the Eight Trigrams Palm Rotation.
** This happens when Team 7 is inside Orochimaru's hideout.
** Naruto's Rasen-Shuriken technique eventually gains this power.
* In ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'':
** In a tournament fight Jack Rakan delivered a punch that made a huge ''fist-shaped'' crater in the sand.
** Ku Fei and Negi created a crater ''arm wrestling''.
* It happens often in ''Manga/{{Akira}}''.
* Lots of examples in ''YuYuHakusho'', once you get to the B-class and higher characters. [[spoiler: Sensui (in Holy Energy mode) even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] it.]]
* [[TheBigGuy Yasutora Sado/Chad]] from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' has La Muerte, a huge punch that makes a skull-shaped crater into the wall or ground behind the enemy.
* Lina Inverse from ''TheSlayers'' leaves a crater each time she casts her signature spell.
* ''InuYasha'' takes this UpToEleven with the [[SwordBeam Wind Scar]], an attack that ploughs ''four massive claw-like furrows into the ground with the force of his swing''.
** He also does this with fairly standard punches.
* Envy from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' does this while throwing a fit after hearing that [[spoiler: his father Hohenheim is dead, since he wanted to kill him himself.]]
* Milky Rose pulls this off in ''PrettyCureAllStars DX'' by punching the ground under BigBad Fusion.

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* ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim'' introduces Todd Ingram, who makes two craters on the moon [[ItMakesSenseInContext for his girlfriends]].
* ''TheHulk'' in general, when he lands after one of his quarter-mile leaps.

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* In ''Film/{{Thor}}'', this is how Thor likes to land.
* ''Film/TheMatrix Revolutions'' has Smith make a crater in the final fight with Neo.
* In the MadeForTVMovie ''The Death of TheIncredibleHulk'', Hulk turns into Banner during a fall out of an airplane and lands, leaving a crater.
* Happens on occasion when teleporting in ''Film/{{Jumper}}''.
* This is how careless FlyingBrick {{Hancock}} lands... em, ''crash-lands'' every time, except when he drops on something more expensive than the mere highways and pavements.
* Done a couple of times in ''KungFuHustle'', once by the Beast who pounds the protagonist's head into the ground repeatedly at the bottom of it, then by the protagonist with the Buddha Palm strike leaving a 20' across hand shaped crater.
* In ''ManOfSteel'', when Superman or any other Kryptonian jumps or lands they leave a crater in the ground.

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* In ''NoOrdinaryFamily'', Jim tends to crater the roofs of buildings he lands on after his [[InASingleBound leaps]].

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* Makoto makes one while rescuing Tsubaki (according to the dialogue, since we don't get to see it) in ''VideoGame/BlazBlueContinuumShift''.
** Tager leaves one when using his [[OneHitKill Astral Heat.]]
* ''LeagueOfLegends'': Jarvan's Cataclysm ability. ''DEMACIAAAAAAAA!!!''

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* In the WhateleyUniverse the supervillain Crater uses gravity control to do this to Tennyo.

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* Ron does it in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' when he's doing his Mystical Monkey power thing.
* In "Death Punchies" episode of ''RegularShow'', Rigby repeatedly punches Mordechai, digging a crater into the Earth so far that lava almost kills them.

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