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Mecha Maid: Look out for her, she has her own gravity.
Spinnerette: That's just mean, Mecha Maid! Sure, her BMI is on the high side, but—
Mecha Maid: No, that's Greta Gravity! Her superpower is local control over gravity!

The ability to control gravity as a superpower (or Applied Phlebotinum that serves the same purpose).

Such a power is often coupled with a large amount of leeway as to how gravity works, such as making gravity a force with an exact cut-off range, only working on a specific object, or the third law of motion being violated with only one object being attracted to another. This power is essentially telekinesis with different flavor text, sometimes coupled with the ability to make things implode.

Note in Real Life, everything that has a mass will have their own gravity, but only sufficiently heavy objects (such as, say, planets and stars) can create powerful enough gravity force to have any discernible effect on other objects. Fictional gravity-users rarely have such issues.

Compare Magnetism Manipulation, a similar power; both it (electromagnetism, technically) and gravity are one of the four fundamental forces of the universe. Users of those are potentially among the most powerful of people. Compare also Power of the Void, which may encompass this. Artificial Gravity is when this is explicitly a technological feat.


Of note is that control of gravity is sometimes (especially in Japanese media) associated with control over darkness, letting the user create Black Holes. Expect plenty of Artistic License – Physics along the way. This character might also favor purple clothing, because that's the color gravity often is represented with.


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    Anime & Manga 
  • A Certain Magical Index:
    • Biagio Busoni, who increases his opponent's personal gravity until they can barely move.
    • Accelerator, whose power of redirecting ANY movement vector can perfectly mimic gravity control, simply by redirecting gravity in whatever direction he pleases, to the point where he has to consciously allow gravity to affect him.
  • A Certain Scientific Railgun: Raifu Wanigawa can alter her personal gravity to make objects orbit around her body before she sends them flying in the direction of her choosing. She likes to use this as an Attack Reflector to redirect the trajectory of anything coming at her to hit her enemies, and in a pinch can even bend light with her gravity control to make her opponents see illusions and make their attacks miss her if they're coming at her too fast or close for her to make her powers take effect.
  • Femto of Berserk has this as just one of his many abilities upon his ascension as one of the God Hand during the Eclipse, used most prominently to hurl Guts in full berserker mode away from him as he's having his way with Casca before allowing his minions to hold him down and make him watch.
  • Black Cat: The Brute Maro can both control the gravity around him and project super-dense gravity bombs.
  • Black Clover: Lord Dante, of the Spade Kingdom, specializes in Gravity Magic. He can use it to increase or decrease the weight of anything he wants, and he demonstrates his power to the Black Bulls by leveling a forest. He can also apply Selective Gravity to a small scale where needed, augmenting his swordsmanship by quickly and precisely altering the weights of his sword and his arms.
  • Bleach: Aizen's ace move, Hado #90: Kurohitsugi (Black Coffin)'s effect is stated to be something along these lines during his fight with Ichigo, a sort of localized black hole trap with enough oomph behind it to 'warp time and space' at full incantation, at least according to Aizen himself.
    • To a lesser extent, Izuru Kira (3rd Squad Lieutenant) has a zanpakuto named Wabisuke. In its released form, the sword ends with a weird square-shaped hook (edge in the hook), but anything struck by this weird blade suddenly becomes twice as heavy, and the effect accumulates to the point after several hits his opponent is forced onto his knees and helpless for Kira to show the reason for that odd hook.
  • Bungou Stray Dogs: Chuya's ability lets him manipulate the strength and direction of the gravitational pull of anything he touches. He often uses it creatively to add more force to his punches and kicks. Also, like Maro above, when in his "Corruption" state he has such fine control that he can pull individual particles together into super-dense balls he throws that almost act like black holes.
  • Buso Renkin: Victor Powered's great-axe Buso Renkin, Fatal Attraction, has the ability to strengthening, weaken, or even reverse the pull of gravity on an object, allowing him to levitate or crush his enemies. According to the author's notes, at full power Fatal Attraction can create miniature black holes to utterly destroy anything it strikes.
  • Akane, The Protagonist of Castle Town Dandelion, has the power Gravity Core which allows her to manipulate the weight of herself or anything else she touches, and make them lighter or heavier. She mostly uses this to fly and run faster than normal.
  • Aion of Chrono Crusade anime has this as just one of his many abilities upon his ascension as one of the Sinners during the World, used most prominently to hurl Chrono in devil mode away from him as he's having his way with Azmaria before allowing his minions to hold him down and make him watch.
  • Darker Than Black:
    • Three examples: First there's a guy who can make himself or any other person weightless in the first episode, but needs to break his finger every time he uses it; another guy can increase the pull of gravity within a certain area, and a third guy with a power similar to the first, briefly seen in the last episode of the first season.
    • Four examples: The OVA features an unnamed female Gravity Master who can make things/people become heavier and/or fall up.
  • EDENS ZERO: Main character Shiki Granbell has the Ether Gear "Satan Gravity", which allows him to alter the gravity of himself or any person and object he touches, allowing them to float, run along walls, and "fall" sideways across great distances when in midair. His weight-shifting abilities also create the illusion of Super Strength, making his punches hit with the force of a speeding truck, or making a spaceship about as light as a beach ball. According to Shiki, however, there's a limit to how light he can make things. In an even more clever application of his gravity powers, he can convert the kinetic energy of other objects into more extra gravitational force than he himself can generate at a time. He can also create small balls gravity to launch at enemies and create an anti-gravity field to repel projectiles. When he uses his Overdrive, it's commented by several characters his gravity powers are comparable to that of a black hole, capable of pulling objects towards him, including memories from other people.
  • Fairy Tail:
    • Bluenote Stinger, who can pin people down, alter the landscape, and even create black holes.
    • Kagura Mikazuchi, in addition to being a Master Swordsman, uses Gravity Change magic, which lets her alter the gravity of any target, including herself, either by making them lighter or heavier, or changing the direction of its pull. She also taught fellow Mermaid Heel member Risley Law this magic.
  • Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA☆ILLYA: Julian Ainsworth has a Noble Phantasm called Authoritarian Personalism: Faceless Jet-black Sovereign. When activated, it causes people to be pinned by extremely strong gravity. He can even choose who it affects, so he and his allies can move around fine while his enemies are rendered helpless.
  • Flame of Recca: Joker has a madogu which grants this ability - though he initially pretends to simply possess incredible strength.
  • Guyver
    • At least one Zoalord, Richard Guyot, has the power to manipulate gravity. His most basic attack, Gravity Bullets, fires tiny orbs of super-gravity clean through a target, while his ultimate move, Gravity Crusher, creates a black hole — when he first uses it, even the other Zoalords call him insane, warning that he could potentially consume the Earth and everything on it with that attack.
    • The Guyver units themselves have gravity control via the Gravity Medal at the waist. The basic version allows flight and powers the Pressure Cannon attack but the Gigantic Exceed version can also use a black hole, with considerably more control than Guyot demonstrated.
  • All Automated Dolls in Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere, and by extension The 'Verse of the author, have the ability to manipulate gravity. They've been seen using it to move ships, put up barriers, fight horizontally, to emulate Gate of Babylon, or even compress concrete into giant swords and guns to fight Giant Mecha on foot. And for some reason, most of them are dressed like maids.
  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure:
    • In Diamond Is Unbreakable, Koichi Hirose's Echoes Act 3. Its primary ability is to increase gravity on one object, to the point where they can hardly move at all. Bizzarrely, said ability seems to come from Echoes's ability to manipulate sounds.Explanation 
    • Stone Ocean:
      • The Stand C-Moon (user: Enrico Pucci). The user becomes the center of a 3 km. reverse-gravity radius (aka. everything falls away from the user). Also, everything punched by the Stand will turn inside out.
      • Spit of Lang Rangler's Jumpin' Jack Flash can make objects and people weightless. Not only that, but everything touched by the affected person or object also becomes weightless, starting a chain reaction. Main danger of this ability is the fact, that it affects air around the victim, eventually creating vacuum around them.
  • Katekyō Hitman Reborn!: Kozato Enma seems to have powers based around gravity, but the full extent of these powers is not yet revealed.
  • Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid: Fabia Crozelg has a gravity increasing Curse called Gravity Bless. People enchanted with it will suddenly find themselves forcefully pinned into the ground even if they were fighting in a zero-G area.
  • Mahou Sensei Negima!: Albireo Imma is a master of gravity magic, his most common spell being massively increasing gravity's effect on his opponent, though he has other tricks up his sleeve. Sequel series UQ Holder! reveals that he created a katana with a dial on it that controls how much gravity can affect the sword. When turned down, the blade is effectively weightless. When turned up, it becomes incredibly heavy (and thus, hits that much harder). It's unknown how high the dial goes, but a 10,000x gravity setting is known to exist.
  • Mai Hime: Isaac, Alyssa's Child from the manga, can manipulate gravity.
  • My Hero Academia: Ochaco Uraraka has pads on her fingertips that can reduce the gravity of whatever she touches to zero, making it near weightless. Her main weakness is that if she overuses her powers she suffers vertigo symptoms.
  • Naruto:
    • The Deva Path of Pain is able to manipulate gravity to use different techniques to push objects away from him (Shinra Tensei) and pull them toward him (Bansho Ten'nin). Nagato, the body's controller, can also do these as well as launch a black sphere that sucks in everything around it (Chibaku Tensei). He uses up a large amount of chakra to create a Shinra Tensei that completely levels the city of Konoha.. There is a period of time between each use, the length of which is dependent upon how much power is put into the technique.
    • Onoki, the Tsuchikage, can greatly increase or decrease the weight of an object, though it seems he's changing it's mass instead of just its weight.
    • In ancient times, the Sage of the Six Paths wielded the same gravity powers as Pain. Except he was vastly stronger, and his Chibaku Tensei created the moon.
  • Nobunagun: Jess Beckman, the reincarnation of Isaac Newton, can increase the gravity of anything she stomps on, so anything she stomps on will be pinned down and eventually go squish.
  • One Piece:
    • The Yami Yami no Mi (Dark-Dark Fruit), which was eaten by Blackbeard, can make a dark miasma that crushes whatever it covers, or can suck anything into it (which Blackbeard can also regurgitate back out). Blackbeard can also pull anyone directly to himself by pulling them towards him, which goes hand-in-hand with his ability to negate Devil Fruit powers by simply touching the user.
    • A smaller example is Miss Valentine of Baroque Works. Her Kilo Kilo no Mi (Kilo-Kilo Fruit) allows her to make her own weight anywhere between 1 to 10,000 kilograms, letting her float around with her parasol or crush someone like an egg.
    • A representative example of this power appears after the Time Skip in the form of Issho, a.k.a. Admiral Fujitora. His Zushi Zushi no Mi (lit. Thud Thud Fruit) grants him the ability to straight-up manipulate gravity. By doing so, he can create gravity wells, barriers, levitate large objects, send gravitational forces in any direction, or Colony Drop his enemies by using gravity to bring down meteorites on them.
    • Machvise, member of the Donquixote family possesses ability to change his weight, similar to abovementioned Miss Valentine. However, abilities of his Ton-Ton no Mi (Ton-Ton Fruit) are significantly stronger, allowing him to increase his weight up to 10,000 tons (although, unlike the Kilo-Kilo Fruit, he apparently cannot reduce his own weight). Naturally, he fights by jumping into the air, and falling on his opponents.
  • K: Isana Yashiro
  • Psyren: Asuka, Ageha's father, has this as his Psi powers. When using his strongest form he can downright slow time in a limited area, which allows the protagonists to train for 3 days in only 2 hours.
  • Samurai Deeper Kyo: Chinmei, one of the Five Stars and the 2nd Red Cross Knight of has this power, as well as the bad guy in psycho academy.
  • Genshi Tenson from Soul Hunter wields the Super Paopei Bankohan, which takes the form of a large black orb the size of a basketball costantly producing smaller clusters of orbs around the user. Its powers allows him to alterate and increase gravity in an area, which can causes black holes and severe risks of destroying the surrounding enviroment. He nearly kills Bunchuu with it.
  • Tokyo Underground: Chelsea Rorec is apparently the only gravity Elemental User (fire was not cool enough, ya know).
  • Zatch Bell!: Brago, who fills the role of The Rival. This is a primary case of gravity being associated with darkness, but not wickedness.

    Comic Books 
  • Marvel Comics has a superhero named Gravity. Guess what his superpower is.
    • The supervillain Graviton, also from the Marvel Universe. Unlike most users of this power, he was a juggernaut capable of taking on entire Avengers teams — indeed, in The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes!, they formed specifically to stop him.
    • Harry Leland, the original Black Bishop of the Hellfire Club, and used it to curbstomp Wolverine by making him so heavy that he crashed through the floor and landed in the sewers. However, he's also a fat man who does very little exercise, so not only is he vulnerable to someone catching him off guard, he also died from the strain of using his powers to bring Sebastian Shaw, who had been tossed into orbit, down on the original Nimrod Sentinel with the force of a small meteor.
  • Almost every version of Starman. However, they largely derived from the gravity or cosmic rod. The Starman Star Boy from the Legion of Super-Heroes had gravity powers of his own. Interestingly, in some versions, most notably pretty much all of the Postboot continuity, Star Boy's power is increasing (or occasionally decreasing) a specific object's gravitational mass, thus affecting the weight of that object and that object alone.
  • Hiram "Fatman" Worcester from Wild Cards.
  • Nova, a Marvel super hero who has control of the Nova Force, which grants him gravimetric powers.
  • Deadweight, a CIA assassin from DP7 #29.
  • DC's Geo-Force, sort of, but all of his powers are specifically connected to the Earth.
  • Alex Power of Power Pack often has this power; because of the interchangeable nature of Power Pack's abilities, all of his siblings have had it at one point or another, but Alex is most commonly associated with it.
  • In one of the Don Rosa Scrooge McDuck stories to feature Magica DeSpell, "A Matter of Some Gravity," she uses a special magic wand on Scrooge and Donald to change the direction of their personal gravity. At first it becomes horizontal so they're doing things like walking on walls, but when they catch up with her she changes it even further to vertical, so they have to be damn careful not to fall into the sky.
  • The Transformers: Robots in Disguise has Victorion, the combined form of the Torchbearers. She can use gravity manipulation to fly, trap foes in gravity fields, or make herself virtually invisible by bending light.
  • Wonder Woman:
    • Back in the Golden Age under her original writers Wonder Woman had the ability to drastically alter her weight termed "Gravity Control". It was evidently just a matter of training and tied to the Amazons' Supernatural Martial Arts.
    • Wonder Woman (1942): The Saturnians have developed two different types of rays that temporarily alter the way gravity works on the target.
X-Force: Risque create localized gravity fields which cause inorganic matter to compress into small, high-density masses. She can telekinetically propel objects at high velocities as well as create concussive blasts of psychokinetic energy.

    Fan Works 
  • Ancient Sins: after her true magic is unlocked, Humane Twilight gains the power to control the forces of gravity, which she can use in a multitude of different ways. This can range from creating pockets of increased gravity, increasing her hands to make her punches stronger, and being able to fly.
  • As part of his power upgrades, Kyon gets this in Kyon: Big Damn Hero.
  • One of the minor Volturi is mentioned to have this, in a fairly limited way, in Luminosity.
  • Rise of the Galeforces gives us Kate Squall, aka Apogee, who can wield black holes, gravity bolts, and levitation fields to great effect. It's not shown a lot, but damn, does it look impressive!
  • Grayscale Force, Evil Counterpart of Rainbow Dash in CRISIS: Equestria.
  • This Platinum Crown has Lord Cruciger, who has magical abilities to increase gravity to a high enough level to completely suppress enemies. He also occasionally drops castles on people, er, ponies, with this power.
  • The Bridge seems to have this as a genetic trait for Ghidorahs. Grand King Ghidorah can fire beams of plasma netted with gravitons, manipulate his body to fly faster; and levitate objects in a form of telekinesis. Monster X and Kaizer Ghidorah have the same abilities, though with some variations. After absorbing some of Kaizer Ghidorah's energy into her necklace, Aria Blaze begins to be able to do this too, but doesn't know how to control it, until Monster X starts training her. Later, Adagio Dazzle absorbs some of Monster X's power and gains this ability.
  • In the Pony POV Series, one of Celestia's brothers Leo is the Anthropomorphic Personification of Gravity. Of course, given he's a Concept, more accurately he is Gravity.
  • In Equestria: Across the Multiverse, one of the tribes of the alien Celestial Ponies are the Graviton Ponies, who have the ability to manipulate their personal gravity and anything they're touching. As their Alicorn equal, Queen Asteria and Princess Nova also have this ability.
  • In Amazing Fantasy, the Prowler is able to manipulate her own gravity, allowing her to run on walls and ceilings. She can also apply this to things she's riding, letting her drive her motorcycle along a wall.
  • Uravitation takes Uraraka's canon status as this and cranks it Up to Eleven: Along with her canon abilities to reduce mass to zero, she can also manipulate her own mass, increase mass, manipulate gravity from a distance, outright fly, attract objects to each other, and so on.
  • RWBY Zero: Hazel Rainart has a Noble Phantasm that increases his target's weight proportional to how old it is. Since Servants are from ancient times, it affects them more severely than regular people. Regular people are simply pinned, Servants start to sink into the ground.
  • DNMC: Master Aztec can change which direction is down for her using her Semblance, allowing her to increase her speed by letting gravity pull on her diagonally, run up walls, and even flynote . According to her bio, she can also use this to give anyone she's grabbing an aerial advantage.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • The Godzilla franchise has the Ghidorahs as stated above. In most appearances, King Ghidorah can shoot golden Gravity Beams from its mouths to blast or even lift opponents. In Rebirth of Mothra 3, it can even use gravity to lift itself up after losing one of its wings. In Godzilla: Final Wars, Monster X can shoot gravity beams from its eyes and levitate off the ground and as Kaizer Ghidorah, it can use its gravity beams to toss rubble to harass Godzilla and then toss him around like a rag doll.

  • Protector features Jack Brennan, who discovers how to create a "gravity polarizer" and uses it to build a Super Mario Galaxy-style planet out past the orbit of Pluto, with a gravity lens bringing in light from the Sun.
  • Szeth son-son Vallano from The Stormlight Archive is a specific kind of "Surgebinder" with access to a set of powers he calls "Lashings" which turn out to be from the Order of Windrunners of the legendary Knights Radiant. There are three kinds of Lashings which actually come from two different surges, Gravitation and Adhesion. A Basic Lashing allows the user to redirect or redifine the effect of gravity on any object they touch (including themselves), causing objects to "fall" in any direction, including straight up. Reverse Lashings increase the gravitational pull of an object, allowing to to draw other objects towards it. Full Lashings are not actually gravitation based at all, but use Adhesion to stick objects together with a nearly unbreakable bond. Like all magic in The Cosmere, this has its own very deliberate rules, with the Glossary to the first book documenting some of them in-universe. Notably, use of Windrunning techniques, like that of the other nine Orders of the Knights Radiant, requires Stormlight, with different amounts needed for each type.
  • In, this is one of the 6 Core Powers, and when all the MacGuffin crystals containing it are properly assembled into their wand shape, full control is gained (though it is possible to use it to s lesser extent with fewer). Jake accidentally uses it to create a black hole in the last book, putting the moon on a "crash course" towards the Earth.
  • The K'Chain Che'Malle in The Malazan Book of the Fallen have this as their primary Warren.
  • Dekka from the Gone series.
  • In The Dresden Files, gravity control is a subset of Earth Magic, and as a result of the main character's lack of skill with that branch of magic, it only really shows up once. It takes awhile to pull off, but the results are devastating.
    • To sum up: gravity vanishes from an area miles in radius for a quarter of a second... and is focused into an area "perhaps two hundred yards across". Nothing in that area survives. Not subtle.
  • Both Sullivan and his brother Madi have this power in Hard Magic. Sullivan had enough time to practice with it in prison that he's able to do things that other Heavies never even dreamed of.
  • The title character in the Simon Bloom books gains this power relatively early in the first book.
  • In Super Powereds, Alice Adair is introduced as a flyer, but eventually discovers that she is actually this and that flying is merely the most basic manifestation of it.
  • Torque, the Team One IPB leader in The Infected has this power. He can slam and pin any one person to the ground with increased gravity. One on the one hand, this only affects one person at a time and won't help much if four guys jump him. On the other, he can pin anyone to the ground no matter how strong they are, which lets him punch way above his official weight class.
  • Leviathan in Unlimited Fafnir is a whale-like dragon with this power. It uses it to levitate its enormous body and to create repulsive fields that can be used offensively or defensively. The fields can be shot forward as an attack that literally splits the sea, or used to deflect any attack (even antimatter projectiles and lasers). After killing Leviathan, Yuu inherits a weaker version of its power.
  • In New Jedi Order, the Yuuzhan Vong have creatures called dovin basals that are able to manipulate gravity in various ways. They use these creatures as propulsion systems for their organic starships, as well as for defensive (they can open micro-black holes to suck up incoming missiles and blaster fire) and offensive (they can strip away the Deflector Shields of conventional starfighters) purposes. At several points in the series, particularly powerful dovin basals are used to destroy entire planets by pulling the planet’s moon(s) out of orbit into a collision course.
  • In Shadow of the Conqueror, some Worldbinders can manipulate gravity, with a specialized user of the ability (like Kennet) being referred to as a Graviten.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has Graviton, based on the classic Comics supervillain, although this time he's Glenn Talbot instead of Franklin Hall.
  • Bunta Daichi from J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai has this as part of his powers as Clover King. Soukichi Banba, being Big One, can also use it.
  • Shouji of the Heavenly Gravity Star from Gosei Sentai Dairanger uses this power.
  • Kamen Rider OOO's SaGoZo Combo.
  • Kamen Rider Wizard in his Land Dragon Form, by using the Gravity Ring; its Finishing Move involves lifting the opponent off the ground, then slamming them back down into it extra-hard. The White Wizard has his own version.
  • On Babylon 5, Ambassador Delenn has a Gravity Ring that allows her to manipulate gravity as a weapon. It is only seen in the pilot and never spoken of again.
    • Artificial gravity is a common technology for the most races except humans, so only humans have rotating parts in their spaceships to provide comfortable gravity.
  • Star Trek: Enterprise. In the Mirror Universe episode, the crew find themselves fighting a Gorn, whom they eventually defeat by increasing the artificial gravity on the deck plate the Gorn is standing on.
  • On the Doctor Who episode "Flatline", it is revealed that the TARDIS manipulates its own gravity. The TARDIS has shrunk with the Doctor trapped inside
    Doctor: Clara, I need you to pick up the TARDIS. Carefully. It should be possible; I've adjusted the relative gravity.
    Clara: You mean you've made it lighter.
    Doctor: Clara, it's always lighter! If the TARDIS were to land with its true weight, it would fracture the surface of the Earth.

  • In Stargate, hitting the Horus Guardian statues blocking your path causes them to float up and out of the way.

    Tabletop Games 
  • The Aberrant RPG power "Gravity Control".
  • Anima: Beyond Fantasy has the spells in the Earth school allowing the caster to decrease, augment, and manipulate gravity-most of them very high level.
  • Champions has Gravity Control as a power set.
    • Among the most powerful beings in the Champions setting is the aptly named villainess Gravitar. While she wants to (and could) use her powers to conquer the world, she tends to be lazy or use her powers for petty reasons (such as threatening to destroy Seattle unless Defender went on a date with her).
    • The frog-like Gadroon race practically embodies this trope, having access to absurdly advanced (and extremely lethal) gravitic technology at their disposal.
  • Dungeons & Dragons has the spells Reverse Gravity and Feather Fall / Anvil Fall (changes the terminal velocity).
  • Mage: The Awakening features rotes allowing for the control of gravity at Forces 5.
  • The Mutants & Masterminds power "Gravity Control". It only does two things- lessen gravity and increase it in a bubble around you, making it a cheaper version of Telekinesis. It should be noted: This being Mutants & Masterminds, you can buy "alternate powers" to represent different forms of Gravity manipulation.
  • CthulhuTech has gravikinetic parapsychics.
  • Warhammer 40,000 has Grav weaponry, which causes pinning, and uses the enemy's armour save as its to-wound roll. Gravguns squish the toughest enemies under the increased weight of their own armour, at the cost of being basically useless against enemies wearing little or no armour.
  • Somakinetics in Psionics: The Next Stage in Human Evolution subtly and unconsciously affect gravity around them to exercise their muscles without moving and boost their strength and speed at will.

  • BIONICLE has Toa of Gravity and Kanohi Garai, Mask of Gravity and Nuhvok-Kal. The Makuta species can also control gravity, and, in turn, spawn Rahkshi of Gravity.

    Video Games 
  • Armed and Dangerous had an awesome gravity-controlling weapon that first anchors the player to the ground, and then somehow flips reality upside-down, causing any nearby enemies to fall into the sky then back to the ground when it turns off.
  • Evie in Vindictus can acquire the power "SP: Gravity Inversion", which does the same thing.
  • Black-aligned elements in Chrono Cross invoke precisely the non-distinction between gravity and darkness described in the page intro. This is because the creators wanted a Color-Coded for Your Convenience magic scheme with a range of Elemental Powers but, for simplicity's sake, all represented by only six or seven colors, so every magic color in the game covers multiple elements.
  • Gravity Control is one of the powers in the MMO City of Heroes, available to the Controller and Dominator archetypes.
  • In an example of this trope crossing over with Casting a Shadow, the main character in The Darkness can do this as part of his suite of darkness-themed superpowers, generating a miniature black hole that sucks everything in the vicinity into it. The sequel had him instead take one in lieu of a heart from one of his victims at random to use as a makeshift grenade.
  • Final Fantasy:
  • Final Fantasy X has Sin, whose primary 'hat' is gravity. It is able to levitate its massive body pretty much anywhere, and it is a frequent user of the aforementioned Graviga. Sin is so powerful it can tear apart whole cities just with the gravitational force it generates, sucking everything in like a black hole. It is also capable of projecting gravitational fields that can withstand insanely powerful energy blasts, and even projects those fields outwards to vaporize enemies and scar the entire planet.
  • Newcomer Hein in TheKingOfFighters XIV uses this ability in the form of reddish-black energy. Best seen during his Domination super.
  • Gravity Man from Mega Man 5.
    • Galaxy Man's Black Hole Bomb from Mega Man 9 works in this way, even though the robot master himself does not have a particular affinity for gravity.
  • Gravity Antonion from Mega Man X 8 is also a master of this trope, even turning the screen upside-down for some reason.
    • Gravity Beetle in X3.
  • The famous Zero Point Energy Field Manipulator (alias "Gravity Gun") from Half-Life 2.
    • Slightly justified in its potential failing of physics in that the 'Gravity Gun' is just a nickname. Whatever mechanism it actually uses for throwing stuff around is not explained.
  • Halo: The Brutes have Gravity Hammers, the more advanced versions of which can do things like suck in targets or shoot powerful shockwaves at enemies.
  • Kingdom Hearts has Gravity spells in the first game and Chain of Memories, and Zero Gravity spells in Birth by Sleep. The arrowgun-wielding Braig / Xigbar has gravity powers in addition to his control over space, though he mostly uses it to suspend himself in the air instead of attacking Sora and co. with it.
  • All biotic powers (with the exception of Dominate) in Mass Effect are achieved by mass manipulation, and thus could be called a form of gravity control. A low-mass field will lift an object or move it in any direction. A high-mass field will slam it into the ground or crush it. Biotic characters can even use the Singularity power to generate miniature black holes that will attract all loose objects and weakened enemies (though strangely not stronger enemies or fellow party members). Also, the Normandy uses a similar effect to achieve thrust while still remaining stealthy. The Tantalus Drive Core generates a high-gravity field in front of the ship that the Normandy "falls into", and momentum carries it from there.
    • In fact, mass manipulation (or "mass effect") is how everything in the series works, via a strange material called "element zero" or "eezo". How it works is simple: positive charges to it increase its mass, and negative charges decrease mass. The possibilities explode from there. For example, FTL travel is achieved by making the net mass of a ship negative, thereby making relativity look the other way. BioWare really did their homework.
    • Some Asari, having had millennia to train their biotic abilities, demonstrate that it's possible to fly using this technique, though it appears to be very physically taxing and so is mostly used slow their descent when jumping from heights. Justicar Samara is the most frequent user, though the much younger Liara pulls it off while chasing Tela Vasir.
  • Metroid: The boss Nightmare, which relies on a gravity manipulating device to be this trope.
    • In Metroid Fusion, it can control gravity, making it take longer for you to reach your full jumping height and making your missiles fall to the ground. Only your Pure Energy beams can work in the high-gravity. This only happens before the gravity manipulator is destroyed.
    • In Other M, it uses a gravity field to weigh down Samus while peppering her with energy spheres and lasers until she can short out its generator with the Ice Beam during the first battle. The second battle? It uses its gravity powers more defensively, including shooting a black hole from that generator that causes ALL of Samus' projectiles to warp off their path and into it. Luckily, Samus herself is by this point wearing the gravity suit upgrade, which renders her immune to the effects.
  • The Pokémon move Gravity allows several Mons to do this. Using it removed the immunity to Ground attacks Flying types and Pokemon with Levitate have, prevents use of attacks which involve jumping or flying, and reduces everyone's evasion by 2/5, all of which lasts for five turns.
  • Seymour the Turtle from Insaniquarium is a pet that can warp the gravity applying to the coins dropped by the guppies, slowing them down and making them easier to grab.
  • In Super Robot Wars, Shu Shirakawa's Granzon is able to manipulate gravity to a physics-breaking extent. In event scenes, it uses this ability to throw its enemies around like ragdolls. In actual combat, it gets more creative, using attacks that create wormholes and fire miniature black holes at the enemy. A few other mecha have lesser gravity-based powers, such as warp field barriers and weapons that fire beams of gravity at the enemy.
    • The latter could be justified if the beam's effect is to create a rapidly-shifting gravity field which causes objects inside to vibrate rapidly and hence disintegrate - sort of like a sonic weapon that works IN SPACE! - or, more mundanely, if it simply fires a beam of gravitons.
  • In Tales of Maj'Eyal, the Paradox Mage class are spacetime mages rather than pure time manipulators. They have a family of gravity spells that manipulate enemies' positions.
  • In VVVVVV, it's the only ability you have. You either flip up to the ceiling, or flip to the floor.
  • The BioShock 2 DLC patch Minerva's Den introduced the Gravity Well plasmid, which allows you to throw a ball that exerts a massive gravitational pull which can suck in all the enemies and objects around it for a short period, immobilising them.
  • The Dark element in Phantasy Star Universe takes the form of damaging gravity fields.
    • Even before Universe, the last three games in the original series had the Grafto line of techniques, localized as Gra, which damaged its targets with intense gravity.
  • Amorphous+ has the Void Eater. It's a Blob Monster with extremely high, compressed density, allowing it to manipulate gravity. It can:
    • Utilize a gravitational field to draw the player towards it.
    • Compress and decompress itself to send out a deadly shockwave.
    • "Collect and compress local particles and then project this incredibly dense material in a type of 'Density Stream' which would draw in and obliterate any nearby matter". In other words, a Disintegrator Ray that sucks the player towards it.
  • A mage player character in Dragon Age II can take the Force Mage specialization, which is... well, it's this trope. The player character's mage sister Bethany will become one if she lives past Act I of the game.
  • The M-308 Gunner mecha from the NES game Metal Storm has the ability to flip gravity.
  • The newest character, Ley, in Grand Chase mixes this trope up with Summon Magic.
  • Quantum-Genesis heroes in Darkspore are either this or Time Master.
  • In Age of Mythology Atlas' divine power is the Implosion: a sphere that use gravity to suck all the enemy units in its radius (it even bends nearby buildings) and then explodes, spitting back the surviving enemies.
  • Lambdadelta from Umineko: When They Cry is this. She can create BLACK HOLES.
  • This is the heroine's (as well as one antagonist's) power in Gravity Rush. Complete with a Gravity Cat. Those with this power are referred to as "Shifters" by the city folk. Interestingly, their normal flying gravity power isn't merely levitating but actually reorienting what direction gravity pushes them, so their flying makes them spin in the air.
  • BioForge: The entire race of Phyxx. Their civilization was built upon the mastery of gravity. The upper class lives in low gravity cities where little physical effort is needed, while the worker/soldier class were grown in high gravity environments to make them stronger.
  • In Heroes Rise and its sequel, the Powered individuals in the Infini-Power range are able to manipulate gravity on the atomic level, but the ability can be unstable. In the sequel, the corrupt Presidential candidate uses Infini-Powered individuals as an example of the necessity of the Super Registration Act.
  • Strider:
  • A recurring boss in the are the Anti-Gravity Devices/Gravity Cores/Gravitrons, spherical machines designed to manipulate and control the gravity around them. Besides allowing the Airborne Aircraft Carrier to float in the sky, halls next to these machines suffer a "reverse-gravity" effect, which forces the player to fight upside-down in the ceiling.
  • Whalers in Dishonored can telekinetically pull Corvo towards them. Daud also has this ability in The Knife of Dunwall.
  • The Origin Crisis DLC for DCUO includes a Quantum powerset, which has a mixture of Time Master powers and this.
  • Vampire programs in The Matrix: Path of Neo have the ability to control gravity. Like, walking up columns, somersaulting and rolling for cover on the ceilings.
  • The Sorceress of Dragon's Crown has the Gravity spell, which creates a black dome that forcibly drags every enemy caught in it towards its center while simultaneously damaging them. Putting more skill points in it increases both the dome's radius and the strength of the gravity pull.
  • Wilhelm von Clausewitz Halcyon HISUIMARU, of Len'en Project. Apparently, his/her abilities are powered by his/her own delusions.
  • In Overwatch, Zarya's ultimate ability, Graviton Surge, does this. While it does little damage on its own, it pulls in and traps any hero unfortunate enough to be within its blast radius, leaving them sitting ducks for either Zarya's plasma grenades, or just another, stronger ultimate. Learning to coordinate this ultimate and use it well with the rest of the team is half the challenge of learning Zarya, but when it's done well, it can wipe teams easily, and many a game's course has changed when a good Zarya used it.
  • Papyrus, from Undertale, can subject your soul to gravity, turning the game's Shoot 'em Up style dodging into a platforming session. His brother, Sans, can do the same, but in every direction.
  • In Terraria, gravitation potions allow you to reverse your gravity using the W key.
  • Jiggly Zone has the Gravity Ribbon, which allows you to invert the pull of gravity. It's great for reaching areas that are beyond the Jump Flower's range.

    Visual Novel 
  • Rin Tohsaka from Fate/stay night can adjust gravity using her magic crest, which she uses in the prologue to lighten her body and run more than 100 meters in less than seven seconds.
  • In Sunrider, the Bianca has a built-in gravity gun that can move enemy Ryders one space in any direction: perfect for giving your own Ryders free attacks against the target by moving it into an adjacent space. It can also be used to immobilize enemy Ryders or even tear out vital components like their reactors… in cutscenes, anyway.

    Web Animation 

    Web Comics 
  • One of the characters in the webcomic Knowledge Is Power has gravity manipulation as an ability.
  • In Pacificators, Muneca is the only Pacificator of Gravity in existence. However, she can't decrease or increase gravity - what she can do is "move" gravity around. For a more in-depth explanation, look here.
  • Schlock Mercenary, gravitic technology is used for both protection and offense ("gravy-guns"), as well as sundry other uses such as Artificial Gravity and ship propulsion.
    • The UNS Tunguska, like all Battleplates, has extremely precise control of its ability to sling around gravity, lifting the Toughs into the air as a show of force, transmitting a message by using gravity to rattle the ship's hull, and even gravitically controlling Tagon to shoot Jak in the head. All of this is notable in that it probably is NOT Art Major Physics.
    • The Pa'anuri, being dark matter-based Eldritch Abominations, have this as their only way of interacting with regular matter. Considering they're really pissed at organics for teraport usage, that interaction usually involves crushing.
  • This is Lightning's hero cape superpower in Sidekicks.
  • The aptly-named supervillain Greta Gravity in Spinnerette possesses gravity-altering powers. She has demonstrated her powers in the comic mostly by levitating objects, but has also used it to make the eponymous heroine heavy enough to crack the sidewalk just by standing on it.
  • Wayward Sons: Hermaz can decrease gravity's effectiveness on himself and others, and somehow use it for midair propulsion. He once increased it instead, grounding and immobilizing a winged enemy.
  • Denma The Quanx: Jet
  • In Gravity Break: Cataclysm all catgirls have some kind of gravity power due to the effect of the panyacea.
  • Sidekick Girl: Illumina's insane brother, Declan, has gravity powers, which he used to wage war on the heroes and villans alike. In the final showdown with Declan, Illumina finds out she has full-on gravity powers as well.

    Web Original 
  • Fantasy artist Robin Wood's "Theory of Cat Gravity", which holds that cats lie in the sunshine to absorb some of the sun's considerable gravitational force. They release that gravity when they're sitting on their owners, which explains why it's so difficult to get up when your cat has you pinned.
  • In New Vindicators, one of the students from the European school, Kasimir Flaegler is a German boy whose powers manifested when he was blinded and nearly killed during a boating accident. He can alter local gravity enough to let others have a limited kind of flight, fly himself, raise or lower gravity, fire gravity blasts, and at one point helped keep the falling sky island of Laputa aloft.
  • Solar Max II from the Academy of Superheroes ASH universe is an extremely powerful gravity-wielder, enough so that he can make black holes and bend space. Devastator, a supervillain, has power over multiple forces including gravity.
  • This is common enough in the Whateley Universe that there are standard 'moves' for gravity-wielders.
    • Jadis' new roommate Misty can lift several tons, or can slam someone to the ground with several tons of force. Misty has (unfortunately) named herself "Superchick" and adopted a trademark-violating costume she made herself.
    • Then there's G-Force, who is one of the Capes (the Future Superheroes of America club) on campus. When attacked by G-Force, Phase demonstrated that this power set has some distinct weaknesses.
  • Topsy from Worm has the power to make gravity go in whatever direction he wants, be it left, right or up.

    Web Videos 
  • In Critical Role, the second campaign introduced a new subset of magic to its setting. Called dunamancy, it is essentially theoretical physics in magic form. The two big elements of it involve manipulating space and time, and of course the former primarily manifests as gravity manipulation. As mentioned above in the tabletop games section, this was eventually canonised into official Dungeons & Dragons content via the Explorer's Guide to Wildemount.
  • A supervillain known only as the Chief Designer, apparently a former head of the Soviet space program, created a device called the Gravity Engine, strong enough to pull the Moon from its orbit, and gave it to The Mercury Men to do just that.

    Western Animation 
  • Graviton in The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes! He gets really, really caught up in how awesome this is.
  • The Wizard, the leader of the Frightful Four in the Ultimate Spider-Man animated series has this ability thanks to his tech, specifically his gravity discs.
  • The Galaxy Trio
    • Gravity Girl is from the planet Gravitas and has control over gravity as a racial superpower.
    • In "Gralik of Gravitas" the villain Gravitas develops a gravity ray that can tremendously increase gravitational force on an object or apply Anti-Gravity to it.
  • Gravitina from Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, the "Mistress of Mass and all its Attraction". Notably, her powers made her head roughly the size of a go-kart.
    • There's an episode where she swells Buzz Lightyear's head up to match hers and this gives him the exact same powers.
  • Tso Lan the Moon Demon in Jackie Chan Adventures.
    Tso Lan: Behold, my mastery of gravity.
  • Peter Griffin in Family Guy. He is fat enough to have his own gravitational pull and, in a Cutaway Gag, he was able to defy gravity while on a fireman's pole.
  • The Villain of the Week Massive from Loonatics Unleashed.
  • One of Ben's new aliens in Ben 10: Omniverse is Gravattack, a walking mini-planet that can manipulate gravity.
  • In My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, "The Crystal Empire, Part 2", Twilight Sparkle demonstrates that her magic arsenal includes gravity spells. She uses one to bypass an impossibly tall spiral staircase: rather than climbing the stairs, she reverses her own gravity and slides up the bottom of the staircase.
  • Exo Squad gives us the Grav Sheild, a weapons system which manipulates gravity to crush fleets of enemy ships like beer cans. Neo Sapien-occupied Earth is protected by one of these for a time,note  and later on the Exo Fleet base on Io is also protected by such a devicenote . For vaguely-explained reasons, the Grav Sheild is entirely ineffective against cloaked ships, showing that the only way to fight phlebotinum is with phlebotinum.
  • The ThunderCats (1985) villain Tug-Mug could increase people's weight to pin them to the ground or decrease it to leave them floating helplessly in the air.
  • Superman's "death" in the Justice League episode "Hereafter" leads to a Bad Future where the immortal villain Vandal Savage perfected a device with the power to control gravity, defeated the Justice League in a way largely left to the imagination, and more to the present point effectively destroyed Earth as we know it.
  • Atylon, the villain of the first arc for Ultra Force had gravity as his special power, with which he used to steal a number of nuclear warheads he planned to use to attack the surface world. It should be noted that this wasn't a power shared by the rest of his people, making it a legitimate superpower.
    Atylon: You do not grasp the gravity of your situation ::fists begin to glow along with various parts of the background:: And Gravity is my domain.


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