Kratos (God of War) upholds a Gorgon's head to clear way.
Transmute matter into stone
The ability to change targets (usually living) into stone.
The user is able to paralyze and freeze other living beings by turning them into solid stone upon making physical contact or eye contact with them. This ability allows the user to entire populations into stone with enough skill and secretly defeat unsuspecting opponents.
Yuna, Rikku & Paine (Final Fantasy X-2); via the Dark Knight dressphere, Mascot, Alchemist, Blue Mage, Floral Fallal, Machina Maw & Full Throttle
Boa Hancock can petrify any unlucky soul who falls victim to her charms with her Mero Mero Merrow.
Hideo Asou can petrify anything he touches.
Basilisx (Super Mario Bros. Z) can petrify anyone by looking at them.
The Grey Gargoyle (Marvel) can petrify anyone by touching them with his right hand, though the effect only lasts for one hour.
Anything Dabura (Dragon Ball) spits on turns to stone, as was Krillin's unfortunate fate.
Evergreen (Fairy Tail) using Stone Eyes.
Meta (Charmed) using her petrifying gaze (click for animation).
Serpentina (Power Rangers: Mystic Force) can summon many snakes (her "children") and when a victim is bitten by her snakes, she can activate her shield causing all who have been bitten to turn to stone.