The power to transform matter into stone by looking at it. Variation of Petrification.

Also Called

  • Eyes of Stone
  • Gorgon Gaze
  • Petrifying Glance
  • Stone Gaze


The user can transform matter and objects, including living beings, into stone by looking at them.



  • May be constantly active.
  • May require direct eye-contact.
  • May not be immune to their own power, making looking into reflecting surface fatal.
  • Effects may be temporary or irreversible.
  • Petrification Cancellation and Absolute Restoration can undo the petrification.

Known Users


  • Daniela Morales (Lorien Legacies book series)
  • John Smith/Number Four (Lorien Legacies book series)
  • The Twins (Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children)


  • Medusa (Greek Mythology)
  • Basilisks (European Folklore)
  • Cockatrice (European Folklore)

Live Television/Movies

  • Meta (Charmed)

Video Games

  • Kratos (God of War franchise); via Medusa's/Euryale's Head
  • Basilisks (Final Fantasy games)
  • Yuna, Rikku & Paine (Final Fantasy X-2); via the dresspheres Dark Knight, Mascot, Alchemist, Blue Mage, Floral Fallal, Machina Maw, and Full Throttle
  • Medusa (TYPE-MOON)
  • Medusa (DotA 2)
  • Cassiopeia (League of Legends)
  • Elise (Azure Striker: Gunvolt)
  • Medusa (Astoria: Fate's Kiss)
  • Stheno (Astoria: Fate's Kiss)
  • Euryale (Astoria: Fate's Kiss)
  • Echidna (Astoria: Fate's Kiss)
  • Cala Maria (Cuphead)
  • Emil (Nier); pre-transformation
  • Basilisk (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Medusa (Valkyrie Crusade)


  • Bizarro-Girl (DC Comics)
  • Tomi Shishido/Gorgon (Marvel Comics)
  • Deuce Gorgon (Monster High)
  • Cockatrice (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)


  • Medusa (Ghost Sweeper Mikami)
  • Kokatorimon (Digimon Series)
  • Azami (Kagerou Project); via Staring Eyes
  • Shion Kozakura (Kagerou Project); via Staring Eyes
  • Evergreen (Fairy Tail)
  • Guardian ÄRM, Gorgon (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Pisard (Futari wa Pretty Cure)
  • Anacondy (Yes! Pretty Cure 5 GoGo!)