Fiction often associates drills
with moles, as they, in turn, are associated as Tunnel Kings
Not to be confused with a villain masquerading as a hero who prefers to use a drill
Anime and Manga
- Neo-Spacian Grand Mole wears a drill armor. Its and Elemetal HERO Neos's Fusion form, Elemental HERO Grand Neos, also uses a drill arm.
- Mogumole actually carries a drill.
- Godzilla: Moguera
- The Underminer (voiced by the ubiquitous John Ratzenberger) at the end of The Incredibles fits this perfectly, riding to the surface on a giant drill.
- Atlantis: The Lost Empire: The expedition's soil expert is nicknamed Mole; along with looking like a mole, he operates the team's Drill Tank.
- Monsterpocalypse has the Subterran Uprising which have Monsters and units that are giant mole monsters with drills for weapons, most notably is Drillcon-Vorionnik. Others have buzzsaws or blasters.
- MOTHER 3: Reconstructed Moles. Mecha-Moles! also appear to have one, though, unlike the former, it doesn't use it in battle.
- Donkey Kong Country Returns: the moles in World 4 use a Drill Train in a few levels.
- Mogis from Monster Rancher are breakdancing moles with giant drills on their heads.
- Pokémon Black and White: Drillbur and Excadrill, who appropriately learn the moves Drill Run and Horn Drill. The former may be a Shout-Out to the aforementioned Reconstructed Moles from MOTHER 3; and both are widely accepted as expies of the earlier mole pokemon Diglett and Dugtrio. Due to the fact that it very abruptly Takes a Level in Badass when it undergoes Mon Metamorphosis, it has earned the Fan Nickname "Simole".
- Though it's combined with a ... duckbill ... for some reason, Duckbill Mole (Platypus, perhaps?) from Mega Man X: Command Mission is a drill fanatic.
- The Drillbot Badniks from the Sonic the Hedgehog series.
- The Molegule enemy from the Mega Man Zero series.
- MARDEK has Drillions, which supposedly use their drill snouts to mine for gems to eat. And also to hurt Mardek.
- Super Mario Galaxy's Major Burrows digs into the ground by spinning at high speeds using his spiked helmet.
- An enemy appears with this exact name in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. As might be expected, it's got a drill for a nose.
- The Driller Mole Heartless is based on the concept, though it doesn't look too much like a mole.
- Dutch cartoon series Ox Tales, about an Ox who runs a farm, (roll with it) features as his main antagonist plague a crowd of moles that look just like the trope picture on the left.
- Digger from Lilo & Stitch: The Series, who is a brown alien with a drill for a tail.