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->''"The key to Earthbending is your stance - you've gotta be steady and strong. Rock is a stubborn element. If you're going to move it, you've gotta be like a rock yourself."''
-->-- '''Toph,''' ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''

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. 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 or TheLeader 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.

If the character can't [[ElementalBaggage create their element themselves]] but are restricted to use of rocks/sand/ground around then they may find a tactical advantage in the [[DeathMountain mountains]] or [[ShiftingSandLand desert]]. Bigger, heavier Earth users may [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes have a fear of water]] or be [[SuperDrowningSkills explicitly unable to swim]] due to their bulk. Another fear of theirs may be flying due the Sky being considered the opposite of Earth.

If you mix Earth powers with [[PlayingWithFire Fire]] you may get {{magma|Man}} related powers (do note that lava is really just molten earth, so in settings where [[MakingASplash water manipulators]] can create [[AnIcePerson ice]] and the like but earth manipulators can't use lava is inherently bound to create a lot of FridgeLogic). Combining it with [[BlowYouAway Wind]] creates a nasty sandstorm, while mixing it with [[MakingASplash water]] often involves the control of mud or clay. Sometimes Earth also includes [[GreenThumb nature related]] powers or other "life"-related abilities, or ExtraOreDinary for metal-related powers; after all, metal is just refined minerals. [[PowerCrystal Crystal]] based powers can be related to Earth too and can be used for attacks themselves via GemstoneAssault, and if Earth doesn't overlap with Plants or Life in the setting may be used to give Earth users a set of [[RuleOfGlamorous beautiful]] abilities while still relating to the rocks and minerals theme.

Not to be confused with dishing out [[MaliciousSlander metaphorical dirt]], [[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty fighting dirty]], or [[AHandfulForAnEye throwing dirt into an opponent's eyes]] though the last one can be done by an Earth user who controls sand.



[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
%%* ''Manga/AirGear'' has Kilik and [[spoiler:Sora's twin brother, Nike]].
* Akachi of ''Manga/ArataKangatari'' has the power of Earth 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 Left of God's Right Seat wields the element of earth, notably when he uses his AbsurdlySharpBlade made of flour.
* In ''Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun'', a minor gang leader had control 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. 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...
* Sol from ''Manga/FairyTail'' has powers over sand and earth as a member of the Elemental Four. Later, we meet Jura "Iron Rock", who specialize in earth magic and can make extremely hard stone barriers and spikes. Also, the Oracion Seis wizard Hoteye can use his magic to turn even stone into mud and manipulate it. Ajeel of the Spriggan Twelve is a master of Sand Magic and is essentially a [[Manga/OnePiece Logia user]], capable of turning into sand to avoid attacks, shape sand into various forms and even golems, and create city-wide sandstorms.
* 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.
%%* Earth mages in ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero''.
* Alex Louis Armstrong from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' seems to specialise in manipulating the earth's crust.
* Nagareyama Shimon in ''VideoGame/HarukanaruTokiNoNakaDe'' has earth-based [[ElementalPowers powers]].
* TeamPet Iggy from [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders Part 3]] of ''Franchise/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' had the ability to control sand with his stand, The Fool.
** From the same part, we have the stand Judgment, which has the ability to manipulate earth into convincing duplicates of any matter or object. Rather than attacking directly with dirt or sand, as is typical for those falling under this trope, it uses this ability to... pretend to be a JackassGenie, complete with barnacle-encrusted lamp.
* ''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.
** 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.
* ''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.
* ''Franchise/{{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 the latter's 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 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]].
** [[GeneralRipper Admiral Akainu]] is the magma variant.
** Caribou has control over mud.
** Whitebeard himself [[spoiler: and, later, Blackbeard]] have power over earthquakes. They can cause vibrations by punching the air, which creates tremors and tsunamis.
** 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]].
* Kenshin Himura of ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' has the Do Ryu Sen, a sword technique that sends rocks flying at the enemy.
* 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.
* Diane from ''Manga/TheSevenDeadlySins'' can raise the ground like towers, and turn minerals into sand. Other members of the Giant Clan can also do this.
* The Doberg family in ''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]].
* ''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.
* Garfiel Tinsel from "Manga/ReZero" fits this trope. His Earth Blessing gives him super-strength, instant armor, and recovery.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''The ComicBook/FantasticFour'': ComicBook/{{Galactus}} has given all his messengers powers related to [[ElementalRockPaperScissors one of the elements]]. Terrax, the too-evil one, is the earth-mover. It's worth noting that he is a mutant who already had the powers to begin with; Big G just made them stronger.
** There's also The Thing himself, who got transformed into a rock creature in the origin story. His affiliation with the Earth element has been played up in some stories (such as Comicbook/Marvel1602.)
* From ''Comicbook/TeenTitans'', Tara Markov alias Terra true to her 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. The same goes for her heroic brother Geo-Force.
* Atlee, the new Terra and recurring character in ComicBook/PowerGirl.
* From ''Comicbook/BatmanAndTheOutsiders'', Tara Markov's brother Brian (aka 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.
* Sandman from ''Franchise/SpiderMan'', pictured above, has the ability to [[ElementalShapeshifter change his body into sand]]. By adding sand around him to his body and controlling it as an extension of himself, he can become a giant of dirt and rock and wield {{Shapeshifter Weapon}}s made of the stuff.
* ''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.
** Rictor's a bit of a subversion, as he's very stubborn and hotheaded. And so is Rockslide.
* Elysion, a minor ''Comicbook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}}'' villain.
* The Old Power in ''Comicbook/IncredibleHulk'': an ability to draw power from the Earth which grants improved physical abilities and the ability to manipulate Rocks as long as the user is on the ground, with the most notable Old Power user being the Hulk's son, Skaar. Not a case of PersonalityPowers in his case, as he's more of a devious BarbarianHero.
* As the son of Gaea, the Earth goddess, [[Comicbook/TheMightyThor Thor]] has limited earth-based powers. He can create earthquakes with his fists, his hammer, and lightning bolts summoned while in flight.
* Cornelia Hale from ''ComicBook/{{WITCH}}'' has this power, as well as her predecessors as the Guardian of Earth. She usually use [[GreenThumb her control over plants]], but she gets pissed enough she can (and has) ''open fissures under the feets of whoever decided that BullyingTheDragon was a smart move''.
* In ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'', Syndablokk can control concrete, brick, and asphalt. Thus, he can attack with streets and buildings themselves.
* 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.

* FanFic/{{Loyalty}} Gives Sakura a major power upgrade in the form of a scroll of earth jutsu and a hell of a motivation to use it. Somehow, the author actually makes ''tunneling'' powers seriously badass.
* The [[FanFic/TriptychContinuum Triptych Continuum]] grants a degree of this power to earth ponies... but they appear to be taught practically from birth that it ''must'' be kept secret from unicorns and pegasi at all costs. There is a ''public'' aspect of earth pony magic, a [[GreenThumb Green Hooves]] variant locally called The Cornucopia Effect, which can be practiced openly. Anything which goes deeper is concealed. [[spoiler: Some of Applejack's thoughts suggest that the youthful indoctrination against confession include stories of what happens to ponies who give the secret away -- and that some of those ponies were killed for it. Applejack suspects some of those stories are simply that, create to hammer the lessons home -- but that others may be based on actual events.]]
* In FanFic/TheRainsverse, King Sombra's alicorn magic has a definite crystalline theme to it.

* ''Film/TheMummyTrilogy'': Imothep
* 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.

* Hazel Levesque from ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'' series has this as one of her main powers. She's powerful enough to dig tunnels big enough for three people or cause earthquakes if she chooses.
* Golem of the ''Literature/SeekersOfTruth''. Down side: it comes with skin like rough concrete. Up side: she can make really awesome sand castles. Interestingly, she is also a CuteMonsterGirl.
* One of the mutant varieties in ''[[Creator/JohnRidley Those Who Walk In Darkness]]''--they communicate with the Earth and talk it into shifting. They're AlwaysLawfulGood and [[ActualPacifist hate fighting]].
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' has earth magic that can be used to control both earth and metal:
** Morgan is an especially apt practitioner of it, able to summon up massive pincers of rock that he uses to fight off hordes of zombies in ''Dead Beat'' and perform an awesome ShockwaveStomp.
** Harry himself has very rough control of basic earth magic, but that control does give him some serious punch when he needs to pack a sudden punch. He can generate a sort of gravity hammer that concentrates gravity from a wide area into a single tightly-focused point; in one of the short stories, he uses this to kill a Black Court vampire without making any noise, and in ''Changes'', he taps into a ley line to [[spoiler: obliterate an entire horde of Red Court vampires at once.]]
* One of the five Powers making up the One Power in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', Earth can be used to create earthquakes or avalanches and is also useful in constructing stone buildings. The most prominent example of the latter is the Stone of Tear, which was created by drawing stone from all around the world to form a seamless stronghold that's virtually indestructible.
* Earthcrafters in ''Literature/CodexAlera'', who are ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Like all the other Aleran elements, though, it gives them extra abilities; earthcrafters can also draw power from the earth to give themselves SuperStrength, and while most of the "inspire emotions" powers belong to [[PlayingWithFire fire]], earth controls lust and can "ground" the emotions of others, making them calmer. But only when touching earth. Get them off the ground and they lose everything.
* In ''Literature/ShadowOps'', terramancy is a sort of grab-bag set of magical abilities. It lets you control rock and earth (a good terramancer can swat a helicopter out of the sky with a sudden spike of rock, for example), lets [[GreenThumb you manipulate plant matter]] (ditto, for trees) and [[TheBeastmaster control animals]]. The latter is technically illegal and doing so will land you in the same boat as [[TheDarkArts necromancers and gate mages]].
* Earth Masters in the ''Literature/ElementalMasters'' series, though a few use their powers more for healing than for combat.
* This is the domain of aretzes in Literature/TheQuestOfTheUnaligned. Oddly enough, they don't tend to be as notably hidebound and conservative as usual for this trope, that being more a property of the [[MakingASplash shamais]].
* In ''Literature/TheZombieKnight'', this is Sanko's schtick. She's a powerful integration user with a focus on earth and minerals, and using [[SuperMode pan-rozum]] she can integrate ''herself'' with the earth, wielding it as a weapon and also building a {{kaiju}}-sized golem-like body for herself. She's also a dead ringer for the personality: direct, inflexible, stoic, and famous for her rigid code of honor.
* ''Literature/VampireAcademy'':
** Victor Dashkov's earth magic. He can use compulsion almost as good a spirit user and can cause minor earthquakes.
** 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 Rose's ankle.]]
** Abe Mazur's magic. In his case he mostly uses the compulsion powers of earth users.
* Earthwitches of ''Literature/TheWitchlands'' can control earth, with the most powerful being capable of summoning earthquakes.
* The Quiet People in ''[[Literature/RiversOfLondon Whispers Underground]]''. Peter, always quick with a pop-culture reference, actually calls them earthbenders, although under ''Rivers of London'' magic rules, it's more likely they're using the standard "moving stuff about" spell, and the focus on earth is just personal preference.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* In ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', Sparrow Redhouse was revealed as having this power in an online comic.
** In season 4, Samuel Sullivan, leader of a carnival stocked with evolved humans, has this power. His dirt-dishing becomes [[spoiler:more powerful the more supers he's around]] - hence the huge group of supers who he convinces are his family so they don't want to leave.
* Franchise/{{Kamen Rider}}s associated with earth include [[Series/KamenRiderAgito Agito Ground Form]], [[Series/KamenRiderDenO Den-O Axe Form]], [[Series/KamenRiderOOO OOO SaGohZo Combo]], [[Series/KamenRiderFourze Fourze's Schop Switch]], [[Series/KamenRiderWizard Wizard Land Style]].
* ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' warriors and ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' with power over Earth include [[Series/TaiyouSentaiSunVulcan Vul Panther]], [[Series/DengekiSentaiChangeman Change Griffin]], [[Series/NinpuuSentaiHurricaneger Hurricane Yellow]] / [[Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm Yellow Wind Ranger]], [[Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger Shinken Yellow]] / [[Series/PowerRangersSamurai Yellow Samurai Ranger]], and [[Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger Gosei Black and Yellow]]. [[Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger Magi Green]] / [[Series/PowerRangersMysticForce Green Mystic Ranger]] has a blend of earth ''and'' GreenThumb powers.
* ''Series/TheMysticKnightsOfTirNaNog'': Angus ("earth beneath me!").
* The second Season 2 episode of ''Series/TheFlash2014'' has Team Flash battling a meta-human ([[spoiler:brought by [[BigBad Zoom]] from Earth-2 to kill the Flash]]) nicknamed Sand Demon who can turn his body into sand-like particles and control them at will. He likes using concussion bombs as distractions, since his unique physiology allows him to survive the blast without a problem. [[spoiler:Jay Garrick (Earth-2's Flash) teaches Barry to throw bolts of lightning, which allows him to kill Sand Demon by fusing him into glass. The villain then falls and [[LiterallyShatteredLives breaks into tiny pieces]]]].

* DJ the S' "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcBjwqh7vjk Disciple of the Earth]]" is a compilation remix of Earth-based themes from video games.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Countless ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' creatures and spells. Earth Elementals, Mud Paraelementals, and Avalanchers as creature examples; Earth Grasp, Earth Wall, Rock To Mud, Mud to Rock, Shape Rock, Stone Skin, etc...for spells. Also a few prestige classes like the Earth Dreamer.
** Dao genies and, by extension, earth genasi. While these particular beings weren't open content, ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' added {{spiritual successor}}s in the form of (respectively) shaitans and oreads.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' examples include Earth Spirit, Earth-based spells, and Sand-based spells.
* ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' source magic system's Earth spells.
* In ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', Earth is the domain of the highly destructive Red mages; thus, there are many spells that fall under this, such as [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?id=11254 Earthquake]] and [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?id=11515 Stone Rain]].
** When not using {{light|EmUp}}, most White elemental powers revolve around dust, pretty rocks (like marble), and utter petrification of the opponent's creatures.
** The best example of this is [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=212238 Koth of the Hammer]]. A Red Planeswalker, his specialty is earth magic (he can make your mountains come to life and attack, for example).
** A good example of a White geokinetic was [[PosthumousCharacter Nahiri]], rightly known as "the lithomancer". Her set of powers was actually rather similar to Koth's, being capable of manipulating rocks in all forms, being particularly efficient at [[MagmaMan melting]] them to forge weapons from the [[ExtraOreDinary ore]] within.
* Earth Aspect Dragon-Blooded in ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' are capable of this, as is anyone who uses the Earth Dragon or the Jade Mountain style of SupernaturalMartialArts.
** And Earth [[ElementalEmbodiment Elementals]]. The Kukla, the [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons Greater Elemental Dragon]] of Earth (one of the most powerful Elementals and beings in general in Creation), has powers such as "convert everything within 50 miles into freshly tilled soil" and is ''[[ApocalypseHow incredibly]]'' dangerous (simply waking it up causes earthquakes powerful enough to send tsunamis three miles inland on every coast in Creation).
* Characters from ''TabletopGame/{{Scion}}'' who have access to the Earth Purview have powers that range from being immune to harm from the earth to trapping people in crystals or altering the landscape at whim. At really high levels, you can control magma.
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' the Slaan Mage-Priests have this ability. Mostly it isn't used in battle, but for making geological changes. Notably they once realized that a [[TimeAbyss mountain range had moved]], so they moved it back. Unfortunately the Dwarfish Empire was based there at the time.

* ''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).
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Mixels}}'' has the Cragsters. They are both earth and rock-based in their elemental abilities, and rely on brute strength. All three are miners with [[TunnelKing digging]] abilities, with added earthquake and wrecking ball-like ones as well. Their ranks consist of [[PunnyName Krader, Seismo, and Shuff.]]

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/BloodlineChampions'' has the Glutton bloodline who explicitly has earth magic powers. Some of the Ravener's abilities are named in manners that imply this, but their background does not mention such abilities what so ever, so the in-game abilities may very well just be named for RuleOfCool.
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''
** ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' is sort of weird about this, in that it splits Earth-based powers into two 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, [[GemstoneAssault crystals and gems]] and using them 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]] 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.
** The most major difference between the two types, in gameplay terms, is that Ground attacks focus on the opponent touching the ground, therefore Flying types (or Pokemon with the Levitate ability) NoSell Ground attacks. On the other hand, Rock attacks tend to focus on using rocks as projectiles, therefore they are very effective against Flying types.
** Brock, Roxanne, Roark, and Olivia specialize in Rock-type Pokémon, and Giovanni, Bertha ([[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Sinnoh]] Elite 4 member), Clay, and Hapu 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".
** As of [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY Generation 6]], Sand Stream no longer summons a permanent sandstorm, instead acting as a free use of the move upon switching in or gaining the ability (5 turn duration, or 8 if holding a particular item). All other aspects remain, though, and Sand teams are still a force to be reckoned with.
** 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.
* ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'': Venus Adepts, who have powers over earth and plants. The first two are Isaac and Felix, interesting because they are the 2 leaders/player characters of their respective games, which isn't common for the earth element. Isaac's son, Matthew, continues this unusual tradition in the third game, while the fourth Venus Adept is a {{Miko}} whose earth powers include summoning giant dragons.
* ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'':
** Orochi Yashiro represents the element of Earth. He even causes tremors before and after the fight. To a lesser extent, Daimon could also possibly fit in this trope.
** Mukai from ''The King Of Fighters 2003'' could also fit, as most of his powers are stone-based.
* ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'': One of Kirby's copy abilities, Stone Kirby, [[ElementalArmor let's him encase himself in stone]], turning into an indestructible golem or statue. In newer games, he can also form a rock fist to punch enemies.
* [[Characters/MasouKishin Elemental Lord of Earth Zamzeed]] from ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'', piloted by first Ricardo Silvera, later Mio Sasuga.
* Leon Magnus from ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny'', using his Swordian Chaltier. [[spoiler:However, when he becomes Judas in ''Tales of Destiny 2'', he becomes a YinYangBomb]].
** Also, the lazy, shapeshifting Earth spirit Gnome. True to the reputation, he's the only spirit who changes drastically from game to game: while his "siblings", Sylph, Undine and Ifrit, stick to the same basic themes, Gnome went from an army of phallic wack-o-mole missiles--think Diglette--to a large-nosed rodent creature between his first two appearances.
** Ricardo Soldat and Hermana Larmo in ''VideoGame/TalesOfInnocence'' both have some Earth magic. It's odd because, like ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny'', ''Innocence'' has sharply divided elemental characters.
** Beryl Benito in ''VideoGame/TalesOfHearts'' is the designated Earth character. Character element is less binding than the above two, but it guarantees that she alone gets the ultimate Earth magic Ground Dasher. In fact, she's the only one with Earth spells at all, and she also uses Earth elemental techs, including the highly useful Guruguru ([[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning Spinning]]) Ribbon.
* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts''
** Lexaeus from ''[[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, Meteor and Geo Impact. One of his personal Command Styles is Earthshaker.
* ''VideoGame/RuneScape'' has Earth spells as part of the standard spellbook along with the other ElementalPowers, second only to [[PlayingWithFire Fire]] for strength. The Hobgoblin Geomancer boss from Dungeoneering features such spells as his primary Magic attack, and they are inexplicably powerful against Damis who guards the Shadow diamond in Desert Treasure.
* [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Gurdijeff/Grudiev]], the dragon-like [[TheFourGods Earth Guardian]] of the ''VideoGame/WildArms'' series.
* Tenshi Hinanai in ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' has a lot of rock-based bullets and Spell Cards.
** Canonically, Suwako Moriya can create earth, while the other goddess, Kanako Yasaka, can create sky. Suwako's spellcards tend not to demonstrate this power, though.
** ''Hisoutensoku'' demonstrates this side of her powers pretty well: her moves include "swimming" through solid earth and creating clapping hands made of stone, among other things. She notes that she has a ''massive'' advantage due to the fight taking place underground.
** Patchouli has access to earth as one of the 7 elements she uses.
* Elementalists in ''VideoGame/GuildWars'' who specialize in earth magic, sometimes called Geomancers. True to form, they're the most defensive specialization, and geomancers tend to actually be more common as characters of a different primary class who pick up elementalist as their secondary. Warrior/geomancers, rather expectedly, tend to be the most common form.
* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' may or may not have an earth element, depending on the game. All ''Final Fantasy'' games except for ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyI'' and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII'' either have the Quake spell, Titan summon, Terrato summon, or the Brothers summon that deals earth-elemental damage. ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyI'' DOES have the Quake spell, but it's the Death-element. ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII'' also has a Quake attack, but it can only be used with a very hard-to-get item, and only deals very little non-elemental damage. ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' has Quake available to all of the party members as a technique, and Vanille's summon, Hecatonchires, uses earth-based attacks. However, ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI'' does have the very common "Stone" spells, the Titan summon, Quake spells, and other earth-elemental attacks.
* Doesn't show up in the ''VideoGame/MegaMan'' series as much as others, but Guts Man can produce stone blocks, Crystal Man and Jewel Man use [[GemstoneAssault gems]], and Stone Man is essentially a robot {{golem}} who uses the Power Stone (not '''that''' ''VideoGame/PowerStone''). There's also a borderline case with Concrete Man, whose weapon is fast-drying wet concrete.
* ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'' has Desertman.EXE, though, who is made entirely of sand. Stone Man has a counterpart in it, and there are several Breaking [[FightLikeACardPlayer Chips]] that involve stones or stone objects (Aura Head, Air Hockey) or drills (Drill Arm).
* Maori Kasuga of ''VideoGame/ArcanaHeart'', who has Ohtsuchi, the Arcana of Earth, as her default Arcana. Powers include raining large rocks on opponents and summoning massive stone fists and [[GiantFootOfStomping feet]].
* ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' has Earth Control, Earth Assault, Stone Melee, and [[StoneWall Stone Armour]] powersets, and at least one notable {{N|onPlayerCharacter}}PC[[DarkAndTroubledPast Jim Tremblor]] with these powers. There's also super-villain [[BeingEvilSucks Sciocco]], notable in that he literally uses dirt to do his dirty-work via sand-storm conjuration.
* There are NPC Geomancers in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''. The playable Shaman class also has some earth-related abilities. Also, both Neltharion and Therazane command such powers, as the Aspect and Elemental Lord of Earth.
* Cray in ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIV'' mainly uses earth magic, although he isn't the best magic user in the game.
* Raigor Stonehoof, the [[MeaningfulName Earthshaker]], in ''VideoGame/DefenseOfTheAncients'' focuses on earth-related spells.
* Knuckles' projectile skill in ''VideoGame/SonicBattle'' is to throw giant boulders. [[UselessUsefulSpell Unfortunately, they're the slowest fireball in the game.]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Sacrifice}}'' has James' Geomancy, with spells like "Hit enemy with rock", "Hit five enemies with rocks", and "bombard whole area with a lot of big honking rocks". (Then there's "obliterate enemy with flying cow", but that's [[VideoGame/EarthwormJim another story]].) His monsters are also rock-based, with all of his ranged attack creatures using ''some'' variant of "throw rock at enemy" as an attack.
-->'''Earthfling:''' [[Music/{{Queen}} I. Will.]] [[{{Pun}} ROCK YOU.]]
* Sasarai from ''VideoGame/SuikodenII'' and ''[[VideoGame/SuikodenIII III]]'' has the True Earth Rune.
* ''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.
* [[MeaningfulName Argilla]] from ''VideoGame/DigitalDevilSaga'' in particular excels in these skills.
* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':
** Rock Mario from ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2''.
** [[BigBad Bowser]], during the first third of his final battle with him at the end of the first ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy''.
** 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.
* In ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER 3}}'', PK Ground is a [[PsychicPowers psychic ability]] exclusively used by Kumatora. It generates a massive earthquake which deals repeated damage to all enemies, is particularly potent against the penultimate bosses, and is one of the most powerful PSI attacks in the game.
* The Sand Wand has this power in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks''. With it, Link is able to raise sand so he can rise to higher spots, move or stop heavy objects, walk over quicksand, attack sand-based enemies, etc. It's very versatile. There's also the Sand Rod in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds'', which has similar uses.
* The Earth school of magic in the ''VideoGame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic'' series. Expert practitioners can slow down a whole enemy army, shield their own, [[DeathFromAbove call down a meteor shower]], cast Implosion, one of (maybe THE) most damaging (single-target) spells in the series, and teleport instantaneously to any allied town on the map. In the third installment at least it's probably the best magic school.
* ''VideoGame/{{Pikmin}} 3'' introduces rock pikmin who, unlike the other types of pikmin which are merely immune to their particular element[[note]][[PoisonousPerson White pikmin do poison anything that eats them however]][[/note]], embody their element in the sense that they are actual sentient rocks.
* ''VideoGame/DungeonCrawl'' has Earth Magic as one of its several schools of magic; this school contains a variety of spells that let you do anything from digging through walls to hurling chunks of metal at enemies to blasting things with shrapnel. Earth Magic is notable for providing handy NonElemental damage as well as the most powerful single-target spell in the game, Lehudib's Crystal Spear.
* ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' has Malphite, a sentient rock who can steal movement speed by throwing a shard of rock at an enemy, punch enemies or burrow under the ground and [[FoeTossingCharge send enemies flying.]] There's also 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.
* The aptly-named Earth element in ''VideoGame/{{Skylanders}}''. Overall slower than most of the other elements, they also tend to be powerful (one has the strongest single attack in-game). They also have the ability to destroy breakable rocks with normal attacks instead of needing a pickaxe.
* ''VideoGame/InFamousSecondSon'' has Brooke Augustine, the BigBad whose power is over concrete specifically, but in visuals and gameplay (after Delsin steals it) it plays like your generic earth powers. Members of the [[CapeBusters D.U.P.]] also have concrete powers as bestowed to them by Augustine.
* ''VideoGame/MortalKombat'' has [[AscendedExtra Tremor]], who can [[ComboPlatterPowers create earthquakes, summon and/or throw boulders and stalagmites, douse himself and others in lava, conjure up crushing walls, petrify enemies and shatter them]] and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking name all of his moves after rock puns.]]
* The Sorceress of ''VideoGame/DragonsCrown'' has the Rock Crusher spell, where she creates and drops a massive boulder on the battlefield for non-elemental damage, [[KnockBack knockdown]], and [[StandardStatusEffects stun]].
* In ''VideoGame/EternalCardGame'', the Time faction has this as its specialty, usually in the form of sand.
* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', Atronachs are a type of unaligned [[OurDemonsAreDifferent lesser Daedra]] which are essentially the {{Elemental Embodiment}}s of the elements they represent. The most common are the [[FireIceLightning Flame (also known as "Fire"), Frost, and Storm]] varieties, but others exist as well. One type are the Stone Atronachs, who possess this power. The [[OurElvesAreBetter Altmeri]] Clan Direnni of High Rock once summoned an "army" of them to build a massive prison out of rubble in a single day.
* Inara from ''VideoGame/{{Paladins}}'' is a stone-skinned woman with the power to bend to bend the earth to her will. She uses her powers to summon walls, shoot rocks from her spear, and create mini-quakes that slows enemies to a crawl.

* Maerril of ''Webcomic/{{Juathuur}}'' has this powers, with none of the associated characteristics (she is frail, impulsive, and arrogant. [[spoiler: And dead.]])
* ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge'': [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/041101c Stone Man]].
* ''Webcomic/{{Panthera}}'': [[AltumVidetur Leo Terrae]], Lion of Earth
* [[{{Whatevermancy}} Dirtamancer]] Sizemore Rockwell of ''Webcomic/{{Erfworld}}''. Though, before Parson entered the picture, he was mostly only used to create Crap Golems and tunnels. He could also convert gems into hard currency and, [[spoiler:with the help of a [[{{Necromancy}} Croakamancer]], reignite an extinct volcano.]] Probably a good deal more, given that ''Erfworld'' seems to be rather liberal in what a given caster can do within their domain.
* ''Webcomic/WaywardSons'': Haydez, after a few weeks practice after discovering his power, was able to carve a ''whole city'' out of a mountainside as a Holy Day gift to his crewmates.
* In ''Webcomic/AgentsOfTheRealm'', this is Kendall's power. Seeing what a {{BFS}} she wields, it comes with a SuperStrength.
* In ''Webcomic/WakeTheSleepers'', [[http://wakethesleepers.com/comics/89 Locke's rescuer]].
* In ''Webcomic/{{Pacificators}}'', the power of earth is apparently one of the hardest to learn, and as a result, there are only two known T-Pacificators with the power of earth. We know of two renegades, as well: [[LargeHam Shiva]] and [[ReclusiveArtist Khnum]]. Khnum is a very powerful user of earth, being ranked at 9 (with 10 being the strongest), and capable of ExtraOreDinary. Shiva is a weak user, but he's unique because he's also capable of PlayingWithFire.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* Lorelei "Badger" Linden in ''VisualNovel/VillainousNights'' controls rock, with the blunt and no-nonsense personality to match. In addition to making barriers and disrupting enemies' footing, she often covers her fists with stone to add weight to her punches in combat.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'':
** Valley Girl of the West Coast League. She's definitely not the Big Guy. The only thing big about her is her [[MostCommonSuperpower boobs]].
** Molefinger, an Underdog alum who [[JustForFun/TheseLookLikeJobsForTheSupermen made a small fortune]] from the MundaneUtility of being able to dig really big holes really fast.
* Gale from ''Literature/TrintonChronicles'' has control over earth to a limited degree in addition to [[AWizardDidIt Magic]].
* From the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'': Rock Bottom, Estatua ("Statue" in Portuguese), Granite Man, Surkha Khamba ("Ruby Monolith" in Hindi), Golem, Stone (not the biker-hero...the other one), Zemletpyasenee ("Earthquake" in Russian), Temblor, The Sandman, Mudpie, Mountain, The Sculptor, Sand, Kazan ("Magma" in Japanese), and Petra.
* In ''Literature/{{Worm}}'':
** Tecton's powers and equipment let him create targeted, localized earthquakes.
** Butcher XIV (and Butcher VIII before her) could shape inorganic matter like sand and stone into weapons with a touch.
* Couette from ''Series/{{Noob}}'' can be this if she chooses in the later part of the webseries. Being the smallest female of the cast, she also qualifies for the GlacierWaif variation (but is a StoneWall strictly speaking).
* [[Literature/TheSaints Marcus]] can manipulate the ground around him with his magic.
* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': Dave can throw boulders, create rockslides, start earthquakes, and such.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Earthbenders in ''Franchise/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' control most stone and sediment-derived things. It is most often seen as a form of telekinetic martial arts that shapes and moves stone to attack and defend, with the strongest earthbenders capable of casually levitating giant boulders through the air. Most Earthbenders also exhibit an innate level of invulnerability to blunt force trauma, though [[ElementalArmor forging literal rock armor]] around themselves is a technique several advanced earthbenders use. In both [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender the original show]] and ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', earthbending has two subtypes: [[ExtraOreDinary metalbending]] and [[MagmaMan lavabending]]. The former was unknown for most of history until it was invented in the original show; it relies on manipulating "impurities" within metal, so it was discovered by a blind earthbending prodigy 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 later [[spoiler:Bolin]] can melt rocks, presumably through a technique similar to the one [[MakingASplash waterbenders]] use to change their element between a liquid and a solid.
* ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'': Clay.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Captain Planet|AndThePlaneteers}}'': Kwame, another of the rare Earth-based team leaders.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'': Cornelia. Though her powers are far less rooted simply in earth, and also in nature.
* Terra from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans''.
* ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'' has two, probably because sand is everywhere. Sadira manipulates more conventional sand, while Mozenrath has the Black Sand his kingdom is named for that seems for all intents and purposes to be ''sentient quicksand''.
->''[[TheStinger On the other hand, wouldn't an earth manipulator have no problem cleaning his house of dirt?]]''