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** In ''ALinkToThePast'', Link would encounter a type of literal sand-man, called the Geldman, in various desert environments. These became recurring enemies in the series.


* Crocodile of ''Anime/OnePiece'' became living, moving sand in human form after eating the Sand-Sand Fruit.

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* Crocodile of ''Anime/OnePiece'' ''Manga/OnePiece'' became living, moving sand in human form after eating the Sand-Sand Fruit. Fruit.
* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', Las Noches, the palace where [[BigBad Aizen]] and his cohorts of Arrancar reside, is guarded by a massive Hollow made of sand called Lunuganga. Another similar giant Hollow is encountered much later. In both cases, they live in a wolrd which looks like an infinite barren desert of sand and petrified trees.
* ''Manga/SoulHunter'': When Yozen is stuck in a battle against DomainHolder Chotenkun and his unescapable desert dimension he manages to win by transforming himself in the very red sands of the Paopei and threaten to slowly expands until he ruptures the limits of the closed space. [[spoiler: It works, killing Chotenkun, but then Yozen's so tired he can't keep human form for long and tries to hide from his friends.]]


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* Techically almost all the enemies in the Sands of Time Trilogy of ''Franchise/PrinceOfPersia'' are either people infected by the Sands of Time or seemingly humanoid/bestial monsters made of sand. UpToEleven with the Army of Solomon in ''VideoGame/PrinceOfPersiaTheForgottenSands, who not only is made of sand-created undeads, but can also increase its numbers by absorbing already-existing sand.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'' has Sandpit also known as the Sands of Torus Filney, a sand monster which served both the BigBad of seasons 1 and 2.


* ''Literature/DeltoraQuest'' has the Shifting Sands which serve as both the location and guardian of the gems of the Belt of Deltora. As their name implies, the Sands are constantly shifting and changing which results in people getting lost as they travel the desert. ''Secrets of Deltora'' reveals that the Shifting Sands are actually a massive sentient organism known as the Hive.

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* ''Literature/DeltoraQuest'' has the Shifting Sands which serve as both the location and guardian of one of the gems of the Belt of Deltora.Deltora and is made from the dead members of Hive creatures. As their name implies, the Sands are constantly shifting and changing which results in people getting lost as they travel the desert. ''Secrets of Deltora'' reveals that the Shifting Sands are actually a massive sentient organism known as the Hive.

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* ''Literature/DeltoraQuest'' has the Shifting Sands which serve as both the location and guardian of the gems of the Belt of Deltora. As their name implies, the Sands are constantly shifting and changing which results in people getting lost as they travel the desert. ''Secrets of Deltora'' reveals that the Shifting Sands are actually a massive sentient organism known as the Hive.


Compare RockMonster. See also ElementalEmbodiment.

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Compare RockMonster.RockMonster and SandBlaster. See also ElementalEmbodiment.


* ''VideoGame/YokaiWatch'' has Danke Sand and No Sandkyu, living sand dunes with eyes, a mouth and arms. While Danke Sand is an ExtremeOmnivore, No Sandkyu is a very picky eater in contrast.

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* ''VideoGame/YokaiWatch'' has Danke Sand and No Sandkyu, living sand dunes with eyes, a mouth and arms. While Danke Sand is an ExtremeOmnivore, No Sandkyu is a very picky eater PickyEater in contrast.

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* ''VideoGame/YokaiWatch'' has Danke Sand and No Sandkyu, living sand dunes with eyes, a mouth and arms. While Danke Sand is an ExtremeOmnivore, No Sandkyu is a very picky eater in contrast.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'': Sand golems are a type of construct originally invented by the Jistka Imperium as low-cost frontline troops -- as the Jistkas lived in a primary desert country, sand was literally as common as dirt for them. They have the added bonus of being able to seize enemy weapons by clutching them with their own sandy bodies when struck in melee, and their ability to hid unnoticed among and within dunes further made them ideal desert troops.


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