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Earth Manipulation
Samuel destroys police station
Samuel Sullivan (Heroes) uses this ability to destroy a police station

Power/Ability to:

manipulate earth

"The key to Earthbending is your stance - you've gotta be steady and strong. Rock is a stubborn element. If you're going to move it, you've gotta be like a rock yourself"
― Toph, Avatar: The Last Airbender

The power to manipulate elements derived from earth. Sub-power of Solid Manipulation. Variation of Elemental Manipulation.

Also Called

  • Earthbending
  • Earth Element Control
  • Earth Release/Doton
  • Geokinesis
  • Terrakinesis


User can create, shape and manipulate earth and "Earthen" elements including most solid objects, specifically all minerals and mineral compositions regardless of their state (mountain, boulder, sand or dust), dirt, soil, etc.




Universe Variations

Some universes include Plant Manipulation as a form of earth manipulation.


As one of the classical Elements, Earth is associated with:


  • May be unable to create earth, being limited to manipulating only from already existing sources.
  • Distance, mass, precision, etc. depend upon of the knowledge, skill, and strength of the user, and their power's natural limits.
  • May have to be/stay in contact with earth.
  • Glass and artificial solids may be hard or impossible to control.
  • Geokinetic Immunity
  • May not be able to control over extraterrestrial (Alien) elements.
  • May be weak against Electricity Manipulation as electricity can travel through the ground and break apart the earth.

Known Users

See Also: Dishing Out Dirt.


  • Terra (DC Comics)
  • Geo-Force (DC Comics)
  • Magma (Marvel Comics)
  • Petra (Marvel Comics)
  • Crystal (Marvel Comics)
  • Thor Odinson (Marvel Comics)
  • Skaar (Marvel Comics)
  • David Haller/Small purple good one (Marvel Comics)
  • Doc Seismic (Image Comics/Doc Seismic)
  • Roden (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight)


  • Jura (Fairy Tail)
  • Sol (Fairy Tail)
  • Hoteye (Fairy Tail)
  • Rauji Ooyama (Katekyo Hitman Reborn!)
  • Misaki (Needless Zero)
  • Earth Release Users (Naruto)
  • The Earthy (Cardcaptor Sakura)
  • Eshros (Zatch Bell)
  • Terra of the Left (To Aru Majutsu no Index)
  • Archangel Raphael (To Aru Majutsu no Index)
  • Wolf Haruto (Saint Seiya Omega)
  • Aries Kiki (Saint Seiya Omega)
  • Uriel (Bastard!!)
  • Kilik (Air Gear)
  • Nike (Air Gear)
  • Spirit of Earth (Shaman King)
  • Kabeyama (Inazuma Eleven)
  • Subterra Bakugan (Bakugan)
  • Diane (The Seven Deadly Sins)
  • Matrona (The Seven Deadly Sins)
  • Terra (Mirmo Zibang)

Western Series/Film

  • Sparrow Redhouse (Heroes)
  • Samuel Sullivan (Heroes)
  • Peter Petrelli (Heroes)
  • The Goddess of Earth (Charmed)
  • Neena (Charmed)
  • Kat Gardener (Eastwick)
  • Eleanor Rougemont (Eastwick)
  • Diwani Quassia (Enchanted Garden)
  • High-tier Demons (Supernatural)^
  • Archangels (Supernatural)
  • Hael (Supernatural)
  • Dustin Brooks (Power Rangers Ninja Storm)
  • Emily (Power Rangers Samurai)
  • Jake Riles (Nowhere Boys)
  • Danaya (Encantadia)

Western Animation

  • Earthbenders (Avatar: The Last Airbender/The Legend of Korra)
  • All Avatars (Avatar: The Last Airbender/The Legend of Korra)
  • Badgermoles (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Cornelia Hale (W.I.T.C.H)
  • Kadma (W.I.T.C.H.)
  • Clay Bailey (Xiaolin Showdown/Xiaolin Chronicles)
  • Wuya (Xiaolin Showdown/Xiaolin Chronicles)
  • Armdrillo (Ben 10: Ultimate Alien)
  • Andreas (Ben 10: Ultimate Alien)
  • Manic the Hedgehog (Sonic Underground); via drum set
  • Dai Gui (Jackie Chan Adventures)
  • The Ethereal (Aladdin: the Animated Series)
  • Kwame (Captain Planet)
  • Captain Planet (Captain Planet)
  • Nick (Gormiti); in his gormiti form
  • Earth Gormiti (Gormiti)
  • Cole (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • Toa of Earth (Bionicle)
    • Toa Onua (Bionicle)
    • Toa Whenua (Bionicle)
    • Toa Nuparu (Bionicle)
    • Toa Bomonga (Bionicle)
  • Elemental Lord of Earth (Bionicle)


  • Derek Marvin (The Young Guardians)
  • Users of Earth Magic (The Secrets of the Inmortal Nicolas Flamel)
  • Nico De Angelo (Percy Jackson & the Olympians)
  • Hazel Levesque (Heroes of Olympus)
  • Children of Hades/Pluto (Percy Jackson & the Olympians)
  • Earth Sorcerers (Kane Chronicles)
  • Stevie Rae Johnson (House of Night)
  • Earth Witch (Wild Cards series)
  • Simoon (Wild Cards)
  • Dragon Riders (Inheritance Cycle)
  • Skulduggery Pleasant (Skulduggery Pleasant)
  • Ghastly Bespoke (Skulduggery Pleasant)
  • Jill Groom (Psychic Tale saga series)
  • Earth-using Moroi (Vampire Academy)
    • Victor Dashkov
    • Natalie Dashkov
    • Ibrahim Mazur
  • Muriel Hammond (Charmed novel)

Video Games

  • Delsin Rowe (Infamous Second Son)
  • Brooke Augustine (Infamous Second Son)
  • Deathwing (Warcraft)
  • Tremor (Mortal Kombat)
  • Aganos (Killer Instinct)
  • Pokémon with Ground, Rock, or Steel-type moves (Pokémon)
  • Tenshi Hinanawi (Touhou Project)
  • Patchouli Knowledge (Touhou Project)
  • Suwako Moriya (Touhou Project)
  • Lexaeus (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Jet Brody; via Entrencher gun (Fracture)
  • Cragalanch (Kid Icarus Uprising)
  • Bouldergeist (Super Mario Galaxy)
  • Thardus (Metroid Prime)
  • Taric (League of Legends)
  • Titan (Final Fantasy series)
  • Isaac (Golden Sun)
  • Groudon (Pokemon)
  • Sand King (Defense of the Ancients)
  • Stone mane (Mane-online)
  • Epicsniper321 (BeGone)
  • Yashiro Nanakase (The King of Fighters '97)
  • Musashi (Musashi: Samurai Legend); via Sword of Earth
  • Demi-Fiend (Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne)
  • Several Demons (Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga)
  • Golem (TF2 Freak)
  • Rhea (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Gnome (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Earth Dinosaurs (Dinosaur King)


  • Hades/Pluto (Greek /Roman Mythology)
  • Demeter/Ceres (Greek /Roman Mythology)
  • Gaea/Terra (Greek /Roman Mythology)






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