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Living creatures with a faceted, crystalline appearance. In some cases they can simply happen to have skin, scales, or similar structures that look like jewels or gems; more often, however, they're made out of living crystals. In cases where these beings are made out of a solid block of crystal, it usually isn't entirely clear how the rigid angles of their "skin" would flex as they move, but the MST3K Mantra is useful here. Animators will usually find ways to fudge this so it isn't immediately obvious that the facets have to bend when the character moves. In other cases, the being in question instead resembles an assemblage of rigid but distinct crystals or gems, with movement happening at the "joints" where these meet. Some such creatures, however, are simply regular, living crystals without any body parts, additions or ability to move, save perhaps by levitation.

Crystalline Creatures often don't need food and drink like humans do, or at least not the same types — if they feed at all, they typically consume mundane gems or other minerals. Their precise makeup also varies; most are made out of non-specific "crystal", but they may also be identified as being made up of specific mineral types or, less commonly, of other crystalline materials, such as ice, or non-crystalline but rigid, shiny and transparent ones such as glass. Regardless of type, these beings are also fairly rare, more so than "regular" masses of living inorganic matter. More often than not, they're encountered in out-of-the-way, mineral-rich places such as Crystal Landscapes or Elemental Planes associated with earth, rock, or crystals. In combat, their abilities may involve Gemstone Assault, while their crystalline bodies may be difficult or impossible to harm in most conventional ways but prone to shattering under blunt impacts or great force.

Subtrope of Rock Monster (which covers all beings made entirely out of rocky materials) and Gem Tissue (which covers all cases where at least a portion of a living being's body is made out of or contains gemstones). This can often overlap with Elemental Embodiment, as it's not uncommon for elementals associated with earth or crystals to take this appearance. Overlap also occurs with Silicon-Based Life when the creature is made from a silicate mineral, such as quartz or garnet. Not a prerequisite for Crystal Dragon Jesus.


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    Anime & Manga 
  • Future Card Buddyfight: In its default form, Gemclone looks like a tentacled mass of jagged lavender crystals until he copies another monster's Super Mode. When it does, it turns into a crystalline blue Palette Swap of said monster. Then there's its Origin Breaker form, which looks like a mashup of Bal, Jackknife, and Abygale with each section being made of crystals of different colors.
  • Land of the Lustrous: Like real minerals, when the Gems are formed their bodies are extremely rough and angular, needing to be polished and cut to achieve their "lustrous" appearances. The Mohs scale is taken into account, with some of them being much more easily broken than others; fortunately this is merely an inconvenience, and they're easily glued back together. Phos is so badly damaged after being shattered they are just a mess of cracks and jagged pieces, barely holding themself together. However, they refuse to be repaired and their new, disturbing appearance is used to highlight their Face–Heel Turn.
  • The Sorcerer's Receptionist: The "Blanc Lykos" species are sapient wolves who can turn their bodies to crystal at will. This ability makes defense a lot easier for them, but they don't use it often because it makes them clumsy.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!: Capsule Monsters: In "Trial of Light and Shadow", Joey, Tristan, and Yugi's grandfather find themselves going up against Prisman, a humanoid monster made entirely out of crystals.

    Comic Books 
  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Martinex of the orginal team was an ice-person, as was his entire civilization of human colonists. They'd been genetically engineered that way to live on Pluto.
  • Meteora: Living Crystals are an alien species that are humanoid in shape, but have bodies entirely made of blue crystal and Floating Limbs.
  • The Saga of Crystar, Crystal Warrior: The crystal warriors, natives of a planet covered in immense deposits of precious minerals, resemble humans made out of clear crystal.
  • Teen Titans: Prysm has a crystalline body that can absorb UV radiation and project it as blasts of light.
  • Tomorrow Stories: In the backstory, Lapis Lazuli created a transformation ray to turn things into sapphire. A mishap led to it being fired at her, turning her into a woman made out of living sapphire.
  • X-Men:
    • Roxy Washington aka Bling has crystalline skin.
    • X-Factor (2006): The Bad Future arc introduces Ruby Summers, the daughter of Cyclops and Emma Frost. In addition to having Eye Beams like her fathernote , Ruby can transform her skin into organic ruby similar to how her mother transforms her skin into diamond. Ruby stays in her ruby form to preserve her youth, allowing her to look like she's in her 20s despite being in her 80s.

    Fan Works 
  • The Petriculture Cycle: As related in Pandelirium, Sombra thought that the crystal ponies were living crystals shaped like ponies instead of flesh-and-blood ponies whose magic made them look crystalline at times. The difference drove him mad(der).
  • Queen of Shadows: The Weaver is a magical construct shaped like a spider and made out of crystal.

    Film — Animation 
  • Atlantis: The Lost Empire: When he comes in physical contact with the giant Atlantean crystal, Rourke's flesh quickly transforms into glowing blue crystal. While at first this seems to kill him, he quickly resumes movement, becoming a furious berserker until until Milo hoists him up into the blimp propellers, shattering him into pieces.
  • The Ugly Duckling: Frost, the embodiment of winter who freezes everything he touches, is shaped like an ice crystal himself.

    Film — Live-Action 
  • Portrait In Crystal deals with a mysterious assassin in the martial world who is a crystal statue of an ancient, vengeful warrior, under the control of an evil demon brought to life in the presence of human blood. Or that's what it seems, but the truth is the statue legend is fabricated by a real murderer who's using the legend to hide his activities.
  • Snow White & the Huntsman: Queen Ravenna can create humanoid soldiers made of glass as her army and, much later in the climax, use bits and pieces from stained glass windows to summon a number of glass golems and take down several members of the La Résistance.
  • Young Sherlock Holmes: After being hit by a hallucinogen-inducing dart, the cardinal sees the glass motif of a knight coming to life and striking him down.
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi: During their last stand, the Resistance takes shelter in a cave on the planet Crait, where the indigenous life is crystal-based, such as the foxlike vuptex, which has a crystalline coat. They generate a faint tinkling as they move about.

  • Fighting Fantasy:
    • Crystal Sentinels are golems made of quartz and rubies to serve as the Praetorian Guard for higher-ranking forces of evil, such as Sharella the Great Witch in Caverns of the Snow Witch and Bythos the Lord of the Abyss in Slaves of the Abyss. They are extremely durable, have SKILL stats in double digits, and cannot be harmed by edged weapons like swords or axes — adventurers will need to collect a warhammer in order to smash these enemies apart in combat, or else die in an unwinnable battle.
    • Howl of the Werewolf has a glass knight come to life and attack the player in the Tower of Maun. This is a Shout-Out to Young Sherlock Holmes, with the accompanying illustration exactly resembling the movie's knight.

  • The Andromeda Strain: The story centers on an alien crystalline microorganism that can survive in vacuum and even a nuclear blast. It also tends to restructure the proteins in people and animals, most notably converting fluid blood into a reddish powder in its victims' veins.
  • The Camp Half-Blood Series: Alcyoneus, the giant created to be the bane of Hades, the god of subterranean wealth, is made up of various precious stones and metals. His heart is stated to be composed of raw diamonds.
  • The Discarded, Half-Eaten Apple Core New Life: When the System reaches the protagonist, his half-eaten self is crystallised, preventing any further decay. Unfortunately it also makes him quite interesting to adventurers.
  • Dungeon Core Chat Room: The majority of Innearth's monsters end up incorporating living crystal in some fashion, often even launching spikes of it at enemies. His crafting dwarves are entirely made of crystal.
  • Cytonic: Spensa encounters a pair of alien creatures known as resonants. Their entire bodies are made of crystal that they can grow at will, but they aren't otherwise truly motile. A resonant generally remains in one place for an entire 'incarnation' which would last about fifty years, and their sex or gender may change with each incarnation, as Shiver says she is female "this time".
  • Discworld: Trolls are mostly Rock Monsters, but their King "Mr. Shine" is made of diamond, making him much tougher than a normal troll and also giving him the ability to regulate his body temperature and keep his brain cold enough to function efficiently.
  • My Teacher Is an Alien: The Captain of the starship New Jersey is a loose collection of limb-sized crystals that float freely in a liquid tank and communicate through tinkling music — an uncommon body type even among the Loads and Loads of Races in the crew.
    Captain: You carbon-based lifeforms are so molecular-centric.
  • Sector General: One sapient species, coded SNLU, are ultra-low temperature lifeforms chiefly made from crystals of frozen methane.
  • The Sorcerer's Receptionist: The Blanc Lykos are sapient wolves who can turn their bodies to crystal at will. This ability makes defense a lot easier for them, but they don't use it often because it makes them clumsy.
  • Star Wars Legends:
    • The Shard of Orax are a species of living, sapient crystals resembling large clusters of quartz-like spears, pulsing faintly with the internal activity of their "brains". In their natural state, they're completely immobile and grow in colonies of thousands around their homeworld's hot springs, reproduce by growing new Shards from their bodies, and can live for centuries before succumbing to erosion. They can only perceive the world through electromagnetic reception, which they also use to keep in contact with all other members of their colony. Their electromagnetic senses and communications give them an instinctive understanding of technology, and they can gain mobility and additional senses by allowing themselves to be implanted within droid bodies.
    • The Tsil of Nam Chorios are another species of living crystals, whose crystalline structure allows them to magnify the energy of the Force on their planet and to refract sunlight in such a manner as to subdue the dangerous droch parasites, which are Weakened by the Light. However, offworlders during the Empire's time took to mining Tsil colonies in order to use their crystalline bodies in energy-transferring devices.
  • Well World: Rels resemble floating crystalline bowls, carrying a bowl of shifting lights — these being their Diviner mates — and with crystal wind chimes hanging from their bottom.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Doctor Who:
    • The Krotons are a race of crystalline aliens in robotic armor from Krosi-Aspai-Core. Having evolved from living tellurium crystals, they are linked through an equivalent of brain waves and can use their crystal-based structure to reshape themselves as needed.
    • The Kastrians are silicon-based lifeforms whose appearances typically resemble humanoids made out of clumps of dark crystals. They can heal themselves by absorbing radiation, which allows their crystals to reanimate and grow back from severed remains.
  • Star Trek:
    • Tholians resemble crystalline centaurs, with six radially-symmetrical legs, a pillar-like torso, two arms, and a roughly diamond-shaped head. They also require a temperature of 404 degrees Fahrenheit to feel comfortable, and freeze solid and shatter at temperatures humans can tolerate.
    • Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Crystalline Entity is a giant alien that looks like a mix of snowflake and complex tree root system, and which absorbs organic matter to turn into energy for growth. Although it ends up being shattered, other specimens appear in later material.
  • Ultraman Mebius Gaiden: The citizens of Planet Aarb are living crystals that communicate using Telepathy and, despite their appearance as blocks of floating minerals, are actually fully sapient, as Ultraman Hikari finds out as soon as he steps foot on Aarb.

    Tabletop Games 
  • Dungeons & Dragons:
    • The crysmal is a six-legged crystalline creature that originates on the Elemental Plane of Earth. It eats non-living mineral and gem crystals (quartz, emeralds, diamonds, etc.), which it also uses to reproduce by literally building new crysmals out of them.
    • Dragon:
      • Issue #56 describes gem vars, small humanoids made out of diamond or ruby.
      • Issue #174 describes several types of unusual natives of the Quasielemental Plane of Mineral (a plane formed by the mixing of the Planes of Earth and Positive Energy), including glomus (floating clusters of quartz-like crystals), shards (living, flying double-ended crystals that move in swarms), and trilling crysmals (which resemble bacteriophage viruses made of out of gems).
    • Forgotten Realms: The Red Wizards of Thay created gemstone golems made of diamonds, emeralds, and rubies.
  • Epyllion: Dragons who've died natural deaths have two options. One of these options is to become a still crystal statue, capable only of sharing one piece of telepathic information (like an epitaph, or words of encouragement) with those who approach it.
  • Exalted: The Alchemical Exalted of the Adamant Caste are described as being made of quartz crystals (in addition to their namesake metal), and have "hair" made of branching crystal/gem growth, along with ''scales" at their joints.
  • Pathfinder:
    • Crysmals are elemental beings resembling scorpions made out of colorful crystal. They reproduce by assembling gems into new crysmal hatchlings and take a very poor view of people who use gemstones as decorations.
    • Crystal dragons are a type of dragon native to the Plane of Earth and have scales that resemble a full-body coating of gems.
    • While most gargoyles have skin resembling rough or smooth stone, a few have the faceted, shining appearances of gemstones; most such gargoyles resemble amethyst, opal, topaz or sapphire, but emerald, ruby and diamond variants are also known. Gemstone gargoyles are stronger and smarter than common rock gargoyles, and usually rise to positions of leadership in their tribes.
    • Prismatic dragons appear to be made entirely of masses of roughly cut, jagged crystals. All their melee attacks deal cutting damage as a result, representing the sharp edges of their component crystals cutting into their foes.
    • In the fifth installment of the Extinction Curse adventure path, Lord of the Black Sands, while exploring the Vaults of Orv the PCs can encounter a sod hound — a type of earth elemental resembling a dog made out of dirt and soil — that died near a crystal-filled cave and slowly regenerated a body made entirely out of crystal. This crystal hound can be recruited by the players to perform in the circus they're running while trying to save the world.
  • Planebreaker: Gedeons are crystalline centipede-like creatures the size of small elephants.
  • Rocket Age: The Neptunians are an organic crystalline species, and that's about all that is known about them.
  • Warhammer 40,000:
    • After being exiled into the Webway, Aurelia Malys ran into a crystalline entity and defeated it, ripping out its heart and her own and exchanging the two.
    • Eldar Farseers slowly turn to crystal as they age due to their connection with their Craftworld's wraithbone (the psychically-active material used by Eldar for their armor, weapons, and buildings). Eventually they retire to a special area of the Craftworld where their spirit joins the Craftworld as their body continues to fuse into the wraithbone.
  • Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay: One possible Chaos Mutation transforms the victim's body into living crystal, which boosts their Toughness but halves their Hit Points. The crystal rots into worthless filth if separated from the main body.

    Video Games 
  • AMID EVIL: The Arcane Expanse is home to several varieties of crystal monster, including spider-like beasts with sharp crystal forelimbs, venom-spitting crystal snakes, multi-eyed crystal sharks, and an equine Power Up Mount for the Crystal Masters.
  • Awesomenauts: Ix the Interloper was originally a spirit, but fused with some of the crystals of his homeworld to have a body capable of stopping a mining operation.
  • Cassette Beasts: Glaistain is an angelic-looking monster made out of living floating shards of stained glass. It's the only monster in the game to be Glass-type in its base form.
  • Castlevania:
  • City of Heroes: The Devouring Earth have crystal monsters, ranging in size from the shards of once-defeated crystal monsters to the giant Crystal Titan.
  • Coryoon has the crystal turtles in the caverns, whose shells are made of purple crystals. And the same stage ends with a King Mook version of the recurring turtle enemies, a giant turtle with a crystal mountain in place of a shell.
  • Darkest Dungeon: "The Color of Madness" DLC introduced the Farmstead, an Eldritch Location where time and space are warped due to the presence of a crashed comet containing an infant Eldritch Abomination. Everyone who was there when it crashed was warped into creatures partially made of crystal that only vaguely remember their original lives and exist to serve the comet's will.
  • Dark Souls 1: The crystal golems of the Crystal Cave are apparently mindless bruisers made entirely of quartz-like crystal.
  • Dragon Quest X: The game introduces the Jia Kut Clan, a group of crystalline people that once invaded and destroyed the Eternal Cradle, before trying to destroy Astoltia, though they failed since Goddess Lutiana created a Shield that kept them destroying the world she just created after fleeing from them, causing Jia Gonuba, or rather Jagonuba as he is now known, to take matters into his own hands thus starting the events of the entire game. In addition, there are various "Jia" versions of monsters, such as Jiaticks and Jiademons, with versions of Dragon Riders, Silvapithecuses, and Balhibs also present in their ranks, as well as Jia Ruda and Jia Roda, 2 boss monsters that guard the Crystal Tower.
  • Dwarf Fortress: Amethyst men are humanoid beings made out of crystalline amethyst, and live deep Beneath the Earth. As their bodies are made entirely out of mineral, they can be very dangerous foes: they feel no pain, cannot be suffocated, are difficult to damage due to most weapons glancing off their stony skin, can punch a dwarf to death with ease, and are building destroyers. They cannot be butchered like other creatures, instead leaving behind an amethyst when they are killed.
  • EarthBound (1994): The Diamond dog (second form of the Carbon Dog) is a canine made out of colorful crystals.
  • Endless Space: The Harmony are a race of crystal Starfish Aliens with a collective consciousness, which was shattered by contact with Dust. Their ships are massive crystal formations which are grown from the population. They return as a minor faction, the Silics, in Endless Legend, who farm great fields of crystals in hidden caverns and bless promising specimens with sapience to create new members of their species.
  • Final Fantasy:
    • Final Fantasy V:
      • A group of four Crystals is fought as a boss. There's also a regular enemy with the same sprite called the Crystelle that inhabits The Very Definitely Final Dungeon.
      • The final dungeon also features Shinryu, a serpentine dragon made entirely of gold and silver crystals save for its hair. It's a Palette Swap of the Crystal Dragon, a regular enemy with a green and purple palette in the same dungeon. This trope also applies to Neo Shinryu in the remakes due to it being another Palette Swap.
    • Final Fantasy X: Murussu and Tanket belong to Armored Mole group of fiends that are covered in crystals. Barbuta from the sequel is technically the same monster with the same model.
    • Final Fantasy XII: Crystalbug is a Chest Monster disguised as a crystal that serves as a save point. There are three of them, each of which is a different color and has different abilities to attack with.
    • Final Fantasy XIII: Cie'th are The Undead, being former l'Cie who failed to complete their focus before their brands progressed fully. They are effectively zombies whose twisted bodies are made entirely of crystal formations.
    • Dissidia Final Fantasy: All over the place, as the Manikins, who look like crystalline Palette Swaps of heroes or villains, are the main fodder.
    • Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin: Jack's attempt to crystallize the Behemoth instead transforms it from a giant winged feline into the entirely crystalline Ur-Dragon King.
  • FTL: Faster Than Light: The Crystal Aliens are the ancestors of the game's Rockmen race, living in a star cluster separated from the main game by a devilishly hard-to-find wormhole.
  • Genshin Impact:
    • Geovishaps are Rock Monsters whose bodies are primarily crystal, with rocky outgrowths of spikes on their backs and limbs.
    • Azhdaha is an enormous dragon made of golden crystal — an in-universe legend claims that he was originally a single massive crystal that was carved into the shape of a dragon by Morax, the patron god of Liyue.
  • Hollow Knight: The enemies in Crystal Peak, besides an assortment of bugs with gems sticking out of their bodies, include the crystal crawlers, small creatures completely encased in crystals that periodically fire off laser beams.
  • King's Quest VII: The Princeless Bride: A crystal dragon appears in the Volcanic Underground, blocking the way for Rosella to get further into the volcano. She has lost her spark and is unable to make fire and, if you can retrieve one for her, she moves out of the way and grants you two key items in the form of a massive ruby and one of her own crystalline scales.
  • League of Legends has a race known as the Brackern, a race of scorpion-like beasts composed of various crystals that live underneath the sands of Shurima. Much of their exoskeleton is near-indestructible crystals, but their most prized possession is their "namestones" containing their souls and identity amongst their collective Hive Mind. These were poached by ancient Shuriman and Piltovan thieves, the latter of whom realized they were incredible power sources and used them as the gateway towards the development of hextech and the global industrial presence of Piltover. The surviving, non-dormant Brackern — including their playable champion Skarner — are not happy and are out to reclaim what was stolen from them.
  • MediEvil: There's a stained-glass demon as the boss of the Hilltop Mausoleum, which first appears as a mural on stained glass windows before leaping out and coming to life to attack.
  • Might and Magic VIII: Day of the Destroyer has these in, you guessed it, the Great Crystal (though they also show up in prisons of Elemental Lords. They come in two varieties: Crystal Guards and Crystal Dragons. They are some of the toughest monsters of the game and the strongest Ruby Dragons can wipe out even high-leveled parties as they have tons of health and deal Energy type of damage that cannot be resisted.
  • My Singing Monsters: Several monsters have the element of crystal, but there are two that embody the trope the greatest:
    • The Jeeode, made obvious from its name, is a crystalline monster that incorporates a set of crystals surrounding it into an island's song. Ignore the fact that both the Jeeode and its instrument are the same shade of pink.
    • The Syncopite is the Celestial, or diety, of the crystal element, and appropriately also embodies this trait. Atop its stone body is a tall column of turquoise crystals that is circled by floating rocks. These rocks smack the Syncopite's crystal head to make its music. When sleeping, the floating rocks rest on the crystal, making it resemble a geode.
  • Nicktoons Unite!: In the sequel Nicktoons: Battle for Volcano Island, there are late-game enemies which are scorpions made out of crystals, and they attack by firing long-range ooze projectiles from their stinger tails. They're fragile, though, and go down in one hit.
  • Nuclear Throne:
    • Crystal is a sapient, playable humanoid crystal with the ability to adopt a larger inanimate crystalline form that protects her and reflects most projectiles.
    • The Crystal Caves, Crystal's original home, are host to multiple enemies of this type, like crystal spiders and laser crystals.
  • Pokémon:
    • Regice is a golem Pokémon made entirely of sharply faceted ice, giving it the appearance of blue crystal.
    • Carbink are Rock/Fairy 'mons that resemble floating clumps of rock studded with clear blue gems. Diancie, a former Carbink who turned into a unique and powerful being, is a gem-studded humanoid from the waist up and a rough, levitating chunk of rock from the waist down.
    • Necrozma is a Psychic Pokémon that resembles a humanoid creature with a black crystalline body. When it absorbs either Solgaleo or Lunala in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, it transforms into either Dusk Mane Necrozma or Dusk Wing Necrozma, respectively. After that, it will eventually change into its true form, Ultra Necrozma.
    • Glimmet and its evolved form Glimmora are Rock/Poison type Pokémon that resemble blue crystal flowers. It is said that they have a link to Tera crystals, items used for the next example...
    • Pokémon Scarlet and Violet introduces Terastallization, a process which covers Pokémon in a crystalline skin and a massive crown-like structure representing their Terastal Type, giving them a potential change in their typing, and provides an even more powerful STAB bonus if their Terastal Type matches their original Type.
  • Rise of Legends: The Alin can recruit and summon creatures made of crystal, such as golems or giant spiders as big as a car as regular units in campaign and skirmish battles. In skirmish battles a Hero Unit can temporarily summon a really massive spider, while in the campaign he summons a Glass Dragon, the ultimate unit of that faction. The Glass Dragon is recruitable permanently in skirmish battles, being so powerful that each player can have only one. During the campaign, many enemies are also glass creatures corrupted by an unknown energy you will have to find to release them.
  • RuneScape:
    • The elf goddess Seren is literally a living crystal.
    • Several golems, such as the Jade Golem, are made out of gemstone.
  • Shatterline is set in the aftermath of an apocalypse that converts most of earth's population into crystal-people.
  • Slime Rancher has the Mosaic Slime. Native to the Glass Desert, they have a glass-like shell that resembles crystals and often creates glints of light that in turn burst into flames. Getting them to spawn in the desert requires restoring the local oases to their natural glory.
  • Spyro the Dragon:
  • Stellaris:
    • Crystalline Entities, space-dwelling creatures resembling clusters of colorful, slender crystals larger than most spaceships, can occasionally be found in certain systems, and are hostile to every faction that turns up in their space. Destroying them and researching the aftermath allows the destroying faction to research the "Crystal-Infused Hull" technology; finding their home system and destroying the massive crystal you find there grants access to the stronger "Crystal-Forged Hull" tech.
    • The Lithoids DLC introduces the titular Lithoids, mineral-based creatures that can be used for player and NPC empires alike. Some Lithoid portraits resemble masses of crystals.
  • Tales of Berseria: The Spectral Crystal is a Code Red Daemon made out of multi-colored gemstones, and this plays into the gimmick of its fight: it's a Nigh-Invulnerable Stone Wall with very high defense stats and resistances to all damage types outside of easy difficulty. It's a Puzzle Boss where you need to find a solution to get around its defenses, since, unlike other Code Red Daemons, it won't put up much of a fight due to having low HP and attack stats.
  • Temtem:
    • Gyalis looks like a giant mantis made of polished red crystals.
    • The Crystle line are mostly made of emeralds; Crystle's Tempedia entry says it's more like minerals than fauna.
  • Toki: Zorzamoth , a crystal mammoth that Toki faces at the end of the Ice stage. Averted on the HD remake, with him being redesigned to being just a regular mammoth with diamond as eyes.
  • A Very Long Rope to the Top of the Sky: There are humanoid enemies that look somewhat crystalline, called Crystal Women.
  • Wizardry 8 has Adamant Unicorns that look like this. There are also Golem enemies that are either your regular Rock Monster or this.

    Western Animation 
  • Adventure Time: The Crystal People, who live in the Crystal Dimension, resemble humanoids made out of blocky crystals.
  • Ben 10: Petrosapiens are aliens made out of an organic green crystalline material. In his Petrosapien form, called Diamondhead, Ben can manipulate the molecular structure of his physiology at will, allowing him to form his limbs into diamond weapons such as blades and bludgeons, fire crystal shards from his body and create constructs out of crystals.
    • Ben 10: Alien Force: Ben's Crystalsapien form, Chromastone, is also crystalline, and can absorb energy. His genetic donor, Sugilite, is the guardian of Petropia.
  • Infinity Train: In the crystal car, a crystal giant who is only capable of speaking through charades helps the group to open the door.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: The Crystal Ponies of the North are normally regular ponies by all appearances, outside of a faceted gleam to their eyes, but when they're especially happy and charged with magic they gain a faceted, sparkling texture over their bodies and become slightly transparent as well.
  • Shadow Raiders: King Cryos and the rest of his people on Planet Ice have crystalline hair and features. Due to how new CGI was at the time, the animators couldn't go for depicting them as fully icy.
  • Steven Universe: The Gems are just that — sapient, living gemstones. Their humanoid bodies are actually constructs made out of Hard Light, with their true gem body visible in some part of it.
  • SWAT Kats: "Chaos in Crystal" sees the convict Rex Shard misuse a gem extractor in the prison mine, which transmutes exactly half his body into greenish crystal. Shard can thereafter crystalize anyone or anything he touches, and when he breaches the prison's wall his whole body converts to living crystal that's impervious to most weapons.


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Winds of Winter

The personifications of bitter winter sing about how they love to bring about chilling cold.

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