Drill Mole


Fiction often associates drills with moles, as they, in turn, are associated as Tunnel Kings and miners. These characters will often engage in Fast Tunnelling.

Not to be confused with a villain masquerading as a hero who prefers to use a drill.


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     Anime and Manga  

     Card Games  

  • Yu-Gi-Oh!:
    • 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.

     Tabletop Games  

  • 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.

     Video Games  

     Western Animation  

  • 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 (Experiment 529) from Lilo & Stitch: The Series, who is a brown alien with a drill for a tail.