"Wisely did Ibn Schacabac say, that happy is the tomb where no wizard hath lain, and happy the town at night whose wizards are all ashes. For it is of old rumour that the soul of the devil-bought hastes not from his charnel clay, but fats and instructs the very worm that gnaws; till out of corruption horrid life springs, and the dull scavengers of earth wax crafty to vex it and swell monstrous to plague it. Great holes secretly are digged where earth's pores ought to suffice, and things have learnt to walk that ought to crawl."
― (H.P. Lovecraft, The Festival)

Power to use the abilities of worms. Variation of Animal Imitation and Animal Morphing.


User with this ability either is or can mimic/transform into worms, a collective term descripting many different distantly-related animals that typically have a long cylindrical tube-like body and no legs. These include annelids (earthworms), nematodes (roundworms), platyhelminthes (flatworms), marine nemertean worms (bootlace worms), marine Chaetognatha (arrow worms) and priapulid worms.



Known Users

See Also: The Worm That Walks.


  • Alaskan BullWorm (Spongebob Squarepants)
  • Sandworms (Beetlejuice: the Animated Series)
  • Seaworm (Beetlejuice: the Animated Series)
  • Alien rice weevils (Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness)
  • Kraathatrogon (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2012 TV series)
  • Tatzlwurm (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • Worm (Dynomutt, Dog Wonder)
  • Diggly (Fifi and the Flowertots)
  • Whoops (Bill and Ben)



  • Sandworms (Beetlejuice)
  • Shooters (Tremors franchise)
  • Graboids (Tremors franchise)
  • Sandworms (Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands)
  • Giant Worms (Sand Serpents)
  • Giant Worm (Super Mega Worm)
  • Death Worm (Death Worm)


  • Mongolian Death Worms (Mongolian Folklore)


  • Sandworms (Dune)
  • The Worm That Walks (H.P. Lovecraft's The Festival)

Live Television

  • Flukeman (The X-Files)
  • Sluggoth Demons (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
    • Ronnie (Buffy the Vampire Slayer); formerly
  • Khan Worms (Supernatural)
  • Mongolian Death Worms (Lost Tapes)
  • Mongolian Death Worms (The Troop)
  • Weaveworm (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)


  • Tapeworm Hollow (Bleach)
  • Sandworm (Monster Girl Encyclopedia)

Tabletop Games

  • The Worm That Walks (Advanced Dungeon&Dragons/Pathfinder)


  • Worm Archetype (Yu-Gi-Oh!)

Video Games

  • Earthworm Jim (Earthworm Jim)
  • Worms (Worms)
  • Chompy Worms (Skylanders)
  • Wrecking Ball (Skylanders)
  • Gulp Worm (Resident Evil Code: Veronica)
  • Stygian (Darksiders)
  • Zouken Matou (TYPE-MOON)
  • Lamprey (Brütal Legend)
  • Muldorm (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Eater of Worlds (Terraria)
  • Larry Jr. (The Binding of Isaac)
  • The Hollow (The Binding of Isaac)
  • Pin (The Binding of Isaac)
  • The Frail (The Binding of Isaac)
  • Scolex (The Binding of Isaac)
  • Midgardsorm (The Ocean Hunter)
  • Xo, Will of the Thousands (Destiny)


  • SCP-906 - Scouring Hive (SCP Foundation)