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[[caption-width-right:300:[-Of course, there can be Magma-Women, too!-]]]

->''"Fools dig for water, corpses, or gold. The earth's real treasure is far deeper."''
-->-- '''[[http://magiccards.info/pd2/en/1.html Grim Lavamancer]]''', ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''

A character who has power over all things igneous: magma, lava, and hot rocks. They can either liquefy ordinary rocks, control the flows of a [[LethalLavaLand perpetually active volcano]], or simply manifest the hot heavy stuff ''ex nihilo''. Could be considered a combination of DishingOutDirt and PlayingWithFire; such a character might possess these powers separately as well.

A SubTrope of LavaAddsAwesome.

The trope is named after the boss from ''VideoGame/MegaMan9''.



[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Admiral Akainu from ''Manga/OnePiece'' possesses a Devil Fruit called the Magma Magma Fruit. It grants him the ability to control, generate, and become magma. By becoming magma, as with all Logias, he achieves NighInvulnerability, as conventional attacks will simply be absorbed into or pass through his magma-fied body, allowing him to reform his body effortlessly.
* The Lava Release in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' is a [[SuperpowerfulGenetics Kekkei Genkai]] created by combining Fire and Earth chakra. Mei Terumi (the fifth Mizukage), Kurotsuchi (the granddaughter of the Third Tsuchikage), and Dodai (an elder shinobi from the Cloud Village) were all born with it, and Roshi has it by virtue of Son Goku (the Four-Tailed Monkey) sealed inside of him. [[spoiler:Naruto later gains it himself after absorbing Son Goku's chakra along with those of the other Tailed Beasts.]] Besides magma, it's also shown to include control of quicklime and, in Dodai's case, ''rubber'' (or at least lava that he can make very rubber-like).
* A character in ''Manga/TheLawOfUeki'' converted tomatoes to magma.
* In ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', Fate Averruncus' strongest spell, ''Terra Findens'', causes a huge explosion of lava. It's powerful enough to match Negi's ''[[ShockAndAwe Khilipl]] [[FantasticNuke Astrape]]''.
* ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'' has Volcanic Blaze, a powerful, ranged, eruption spell that comes out from the ground that the target is standing on. [[spoiler:[[SpellMyNameWithAnS Harry/Halley]] [[PlayingWithFire Tribeca]] developed it as a secret trump card to use against [[TheOjou Victoria]] or [[DefeatingTheUndefeatable Sieglinde]], but she was forced to use it against [[SuperStrongChild Rio]] when Rio managed to back her into a corner]].
* Takeru from ''Manga/SnowWhiteAndSevenDwarfs'' is capable of generating heat and magma with his right arm, typically resulting in StuffBlowingUp.
* ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'': The Triple Contact Fusion of Elemental HERO Neos, Neo-Spacian Flare Scarab and Neo-Spacian Grand Mole is Elemental HERO Magma Neos. He can charge a meteor-like magma ball with his left hand and throw it.
* ''Anime/SaintSeiya'' the Asgard Arc has Hagen, a God Warrior with both magma powers.

[[folder:Card Games]]
* ''Chaotic''
** Magmon's home is a lake sized LavaPit.
** This is made more apparent and cooler looking in the [[WesternAnimation/{{Chaotic}} animated series]] that focuses around the card game.
* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'':
** As the page quote shows, when the color Red's take on wizardry isn't being represented with pyromancers, it instead uses lavamancers.
** The Vulshok of Mirrodin can range from simple VolcanicVeins up to this. The Flamekin of Lorwyn are similar, but more pure flame.
** The Planeswalker Nahiri, aka the Lithomancer, is a rare White aligned example (lava is usually Red's domain), melting rocks to forge weapons from the metal within.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Magma]] from ''ComicBook/NewMutants'', who also has the full range of fire powers at her disposal. She can create earthquakes too, but this is simply the logical side effect of bringing magma to the surface. Interestingly, Professor X once noted that training her is extremely difficult due to the inevitable property damage her powers cause.
* Volcana from the Franchise/MarvelUniverse. Also in her name.
* Long before any of the above appeared, the subterranean Lava Men attacked ComicBook/TheMightyThor.
* ComicBook/SpiderMan has a villain called the Molten Man. He is mostly-reformed these days and has helped Spidey out a few times.
* The Red Volcano ("brother" of the ComicBook/RedTornado) from Franchise/TheDCU controls both [[DishingOutDirt unheated earth and rock]] and molten magma.
* A race of lava creatures live deep under the Earth's surface in ''ComicBook/TheSavageDragon''. One was even a member of the super villain army, Vicious Circle.
* ''ComicBook/WildCATs'' antagonist Slag, a member of the Troika.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* In ''ComicStrip/TheWackyAdventuresOfPedro'', Pedro has a run-in with some Lava Lizards while on IO.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In ManhattanTheory's ''Manga/FairyTail'' [[FanFic fic]] ''Fanfic/{{Necrophobia}}'', [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11425806/1/Necrophobia which you can find through here]], [[EvilIsBurningHot Samerina Volcuzas]] is one, being a Magma God Slayer.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* The Firebird in ''Disney/Fantasia2000'', a [[GiantFlyer giant bird]] made of lava.
* The Lava Titan, Pyros, from Disney's ''Disney/{{Hercules}}''.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' film series, the Gronckles and some other Boulder Class dragons don't have an actual fire breath. Instead, they eat rocks and metal, heat them to melting point in their stomachs, and vomit them up as lava.
* Te Kā in ''Disney/{{Moana}}'' appears as an AnthropomorphicPersonification of all things volcanic, [[spoiler:at least until the Heart of Te Fiti is restored to her, and she changes back to her former self.]]

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/TheAdventuresOfSharkboyAndLavagirl'': Lavagirl, obviously.
* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' depicts the Balrog as a giant creature made of magma and lava. The animated version portrayed it as more of a minotaur with wings.
* ''Wrath of the Titans'' features Cronos, who takes the form of a walking volcano monster.

* Karon of ''Literature/TheSpiritThief'' is a lava spirit who, when let out, takes a form of a giant human made of magma.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* The Pyroviles from ''Series/DoctorWho''.
* The very first MonsterOfTheWeek from ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'' was the Magma Dopant.
* The Excalbians from ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' live on a LethalLavaLand planet.
* Several ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' {{kaiju}} possess lava/magma-based powers
** Golza from ''Series/UltramanTiga'' is able to absorb lava in order to become the even more powerful Fire Golza, who has VolcanicVeins and the ability to shoot fire from his forehead.
** Giralen from ''Series/UltramanDyna'' is ''made of lava'' and possesses a fiery BreathWeapon. However, he's also very slow, so all Dyna had to do to defeat him was [[MultiformBalance simply change to his]] [[FragileSpeedster Flash Mode]].
** Grangon from ''Series/UltramanMax'' lived inside a volcano for centuries and is able to breath fire. But more potently, being immersed in lava heals any of his wounds and can even ''revive him from the dead''!
** Demaaga from ''Series/UltramanX'' is partially made of molten iron, allowing him to breath a lava beam and shoot fireballs from the spikes on his back.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'': The Para-elemental Plane of Magma in 1st and 2nd Edition is at the intersection of the planes of Earth and Fire, and is home to Magma Paraelementals and the small and imp-like Magma Mephits. 3.5 has magmins, a type of humanoid elemental made out of magma. The 4th Edition Monster Manual has an entire section devoted to lava monsters, including a [[RuleOfCool fifteen-foot-high lava strider/spider]]. 4th edition also has the Stonefire Rager Paragon Path for barbarians. As of 5th Edition, although there is no dedicated Plane of Magma, this kind of elemental creatures still originate where the planes of Fire and Earth come in contact and their respective elements collide and fuse.

* ''Toys/{{Gormiti}}'' has an entire faction dedicated to this, with more figures than any single other faction.

[[folder:Video Games]]
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* Firelord from ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'' spawn lava monsters and have Volcano as an ultimate spell.
** Shaman in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' are capable of using some lava and magma-based attacks as well.
** And of course there is Ragnaros - a giant elemental Firelord made of fire, being summoned into Azeroth through pool of magma and having some appropriate attacks.
** Neltharion, aka Deathwing, was changed into a [[MagmaMan Magma Dragon]] due to the powers of the Demon Soul. His interior is white-hot magma which threatens to blow him apart, causing him to cover himself with special armor that helps contain his incalculable power. As shown in the ''Cataclysm'' cinematic, he constantly oozes lava from the cracks in his skin and seams of his armor.
** A rare-spawn beast that came with ''Cataclysm'' is [[http://www.wow-petopia.com/images/skin_pix/ancientseaturtlefire_v2.jpg Terrorpene, a turtle that lives in lava and looks like a living volcano.]] As a mob he has a powerful Fire Beam that does a ''lot'' of damage. He can also be tamed by Hunters.
* Magmites from ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes''.
* Allison "Magma" in ''VideoGame/XMenLegends''.
* Magma Man from ''VideoGame/MegaMan9'' is the TropeNamer. His weapon is the Magma Bazooka. Despite the name he's more of a standard fire-based villain than a fire/earth combo, and his Bazooka shoots run-of-the-mill fireballs (though quite powerful fireballs at that).
* ''VideoGame/MegaManX 4'' has Magma Dragoon, who also used fire.
* [[PlayingWithFire Mars Adepts]] and [[DishingOutDirt Venus Adepts]] in ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'' have access to the Volcano and Gaia Psynergy series respectively. The Samurai class family, which has aspects of multiple elements but [[GuideDangIt takes some micromanaging to get into]], gets the Lava Shower series. However, you're most likely to see Volcano-series Psynergy in action in the first two games, because the main antagonists are from the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin aptly-named Mars Clan]].
* ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' has Magma Men. And Fire Men. And Fire Imps. And dwarfs themselves are very capable of building a giant cannon that ''shoots'' a spray of magma. Or simply flood the outside world ([[HilarityEnsues or their own fortress]]) with the stuff. Notably, the RequiredSecondaryPowers to let such creatures live in magma but also survive coming out of it [[EverythingTryingToKillYou to menace your dwarves]] means they don't need to breathe and (for Fire Men and Magma Men) [[NoConservationOfEnergy can emit heat without changing their own temperature]], meaning putting them in water will do nothing but boil it... unless you pour magma into the water and make obsidian. All three are naturally occurring golems and therefore feel no pain, emotions, or exertion but can be beaten to "death". A fire man or imps is a GlassCannon, dishing out a world of "Fun" while being so weak that a dwarf baby could beat them to death... and then die from the explosion.
* Obsidius, a monster created for ''Videogame/GodzillaUnleashed'', is a creature born of rock and magma given life by space crystals. His breath weapon is a stream of lava fired from his mouth, and he is immune to the lava in Seattle and resistant to fire-based weapons.
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'':
** The attacks Eruption, Lava Plume, Magma Storm and Earth Power: the first three are Fire-type attacks, and the last one is Ground-type.
** The Pokémon Magmar is vaguely man-shaped, and is made of fire and magma.
** The Pokémon Camerupt is a camel with two volcanoes as its humps. Needless to say, it can learn all three mentioned attacks.
** Heatran, a salamander-like being made of steel and lava. It, too, can use all three moves (albeit unlike with Camerupt, Eruption is a special event move only for this Pokémon), and has the signature move "Magma Storm".
** Groudon has this theme going on as well, even though it's normally a pure Ground-type (It gains a fire typing when it undergoes [[SuperMode primal reversion]]). It's associated with land and the expansion of continents, thus, volcanic eruptions (its starting moveset when you capture it includes Eruption).
** Slugma and Magcargo might be the best examples -- being of the Fire/Rock typing, they're a slug and a snail made of magma.
* In ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'' and its prequel ''Dissidia 012'', Chaos and his OneWingedAngel form Feral Chaos use a lot of fire attacks with a visual theme closer to lava and magma than the fire attacks of other characters, such as fireballs that appear to be meteors wreathed in flame, and summoning plumes of fire from the ground.
* ''Franchise/MortalKombat''
** [[OrderIsNotGood Hotaru]], the ''Mortal Kombat'' universe's resident LawfulStupid, has this power.
** Upon his return in ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'', Tremor is able to shoot molten rock in his Metallic variation.
* A few such enemies can be encountered in [[LethalLavaLand Fire Mountain]] in ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'', such as [[http://walkthrough.starmen.net/mother3/image/enemies/magman.png Magman]] (a sentient mini-volcano that [[MookMaker can generate Pyreflies]]), and [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20091018222154/earthbound/images/e/e6/Mrs._Lava.png Mrs. Lava]] (a blob of lava that looks like an old woman, and has high-level fire attacks).
* In one section of ''VideoGame/DragonsLair'', these appear as enemies. They will turn you into one of them by tackling you.
* Spire from ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimeHunters''. His body is made of stone, and his signature weapon is the Magmaul, a gun which fires blasts of magma.
* The Gohma from ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'' are monsters made out of magma and rock. [[spoiler: It's because they are the antibodies of the world and are lead by the will of the planet, Gohma Vlitra.]]
* VideoGame/{{Dark Souls}} has a few powerful fire based abilities, aptly named pyromancy, and chaos pyromancy in particular causes pools of lava should they impact solid ground. Played straight, however, with the magma giant [[UnfortunateNames Ceaseless Discharge]], who [[AndIMustScream constantly oozes lava from his open wounds]].
* The Volcania boss in ''TheAdventuresOfRadGravity''.
* King Onyx from ''VideoGame/OdinSphere'' normally appears as a red-skinned, white haired humanoid, but his true form is a massive minotaur made of lava.
* The denizens of the planet [[LethalLavaLand Firim]] from ''VideoGame/{{Meteos}}'' can control the fiery planet's deep lava flows at will.
* One team attack in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaPortraitOfRuin'' summons a volcano that shoots lava at the enemies.
* One monster in ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', Vulkin, is a miniature volcano with legs. It ''wants'' to be a HelpfulMook, but sadly its belief that its magma has healing properties is entirely unfounded.
* The Gularth in ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'' are walking titans made of lava and rock that use powerful fire-based attacks and are exclusive to [[LethalLavaLand Cauldros]]. To a lesser extent, the Millesaurs can be seen as walking volcanoes due to the large volcano-shaped port on their back, the obsidian-based materials they drop, and because some of their attacks launch blobs of fiery material.
* ''VideoGame/WarOfTheMonsters'' has Magmo, a four-armed being created out of magma and rock and utilizes both in its attacks.
* The Stage 5 boss in ''VideoGame/{{Axelay}}''.
* ''VideoGame/ChildOfLight'' has the [[GeniusLoci living]] [[MonsterShapedMountain humanoid mountain]] [[MeaningfulName Magna]], whose insides are made up of [[LethalLavaLand volcanic caverns]].
* ''VideoGame/Diablo2'' has the Druid with attacks such as Volcano, Fissure and Molten Boulder.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* A very minor villain in ''Webcomic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella'': [[http://nonadventures.com/2009/04/04/a-broken-pumice/ "So I kinda thought Magman meant like... like a dude made of magnets. I mostly just punch things, so you can see the position this puts me in."]]
* In ''Webcomic/LookingForGroup'' Richard briefly meets Ajellah, The Mistress of Magma. [[CurbStompBattle A little while later]], [[EarnYourTitle Richard obtains the title of Mistress of Magma]].
* ''WebComic/GrrlPower'': Part of the funding for ARCHON come from an anonymous donor who, by his own admission, used his geokinesis to draw out several tons of pure gold from the Earth's core, which he then stashed in a vast cavern he created (and lives in part of the time) several miles below the crust. He is careful to never use very much of the gold, lest it draw too much attention or destabilize the economy, but he gave the agency a significant sum to show that he wasn't intending to give them any trouble.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* While LetsPlay-ing ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'', the [=LPers=] jokingly reason that:
## Sonic's werehog form and stretchy arms are a result of him absorbing some of Dark Gaia's power.
## Dark Gaia lives under the Earth, where there is magma.
## Magma, a viscous fluid, is stretchy.
## [[InsaneTrollLogic Therefore, Sonic the Werehog is made of magma]].
* In the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', there's Magma, Lava, Volcano, Volcania, Kilauea (an [[PhysicalGod incarnation]] of the Hawai'ian goddess who fights crime and protects the people of Hawai'i, Kazan ("Volcano" in Japanese), Magma Man, and Krakatoa.
* In ''TabletopGame/NewVindicators'', misguided teen villain turned hero Felsic has the power to turn into a magma form.
* Phoenixfire of the ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse''. And her mom. And they can both form a huge sword of the stuff.
** UnreliableNarrator Mephisto the Mentalist claimed that the reason so many [[EspionageTropes super-spy organizations]] in the 1960s and 1970s had a VolcanoLair was because they could contract it out to a super-villain called Volcanax, who was a [[MadScientist Devisor]] as well as having lava-control powers. He would just go to some distant point in the ocean, draw up a large amount of magma, and then once it was cooled enough he would install equipment to keep it from collapsing back down without him constantly maintaining it personally. Of course, being the product of MadScience, the equipment itself was unstable and pretty easy for any intruder to wreck, which is why the islands would always explode just as the hero is getting away...
* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': Killer Monster can create [[LavaPit Lava Pits]] to either attack or defend, and can make them burst in a pillar of lava. [[PlayingWithFire He also has powers over fire.]]
* ''WebAnimation/{{Dreamscape}}'': Jenna can shoot balls of lava.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', all the characters get superpowers. This is Squidward's power. More specifically, he has a volcano on his head. Of course, considering the nature of the show, the lava ends up on [=SpongeBob=] and sets him on fire. [[WaterIsAir Under]][[RuleOfFunny water]].
* ''Franchise/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
** In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', three past Avatars (including Kyoshi) have been seen bending magma or lava. [[WordOfGod Episode commentary revealed that this is]] a combination of Firebending and Earthbending.
** Ghazan from ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' is only an earthbender, but manages to superheat rock regardless, apparently substituting [[FrictionBurn friction]] for firebending, then bend the resulting lava. [[spoiler:Bolin manages to bend existing lava in the season finale, and is shown in the following season to be able to make his own.]] A comment made by Toph suggests there are more who can do the same, but it's still an incredibly rare talent.
* Moltar, originally one of ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost'''s rogues gallery, rehired to direct ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhostCoastToCoast'' and later ''Creator/{{Toonami}}'', although he doesn't use his powers in the latter two.
* From ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'', the first installment of "Dial M For Monkey" has Monkey fight Magmanamous, a lava giant who just wants to go to sleep.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'', Magmamen are the dreaded enemy of the Molemen.
* Heatblast, one of Ben's original alien forms in ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}''.
* Volcana from the Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse. Debuted in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', returned in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''.
* The Lava Demons from the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends'' serial "Quest of the Princess Ponies".
* Lord Dominator from ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' can shoot blasts of lava from the arms of her armor. Her MechaMooks also have a similar ability.