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"Far, far below the deepest delving of the Dwarves, the world is gnawed by nameless things. Even Sauron knows them not. They are older than he. Now I have walked there, but I will bring no report to darken the light of day"
― Gandalf (The Lord of the Rings)

The power to tunnel through matter. Sub-power of Earth Manipulation.

Also Called

  • Digging
  • Enhanced/Fast Digging
  • Subterranean/Underground Travel
  • Tunneling

Capabilities

The user is capable of tunneling through solid matter, including fully solid ones and looser collections such as sand or snow. Depending of the matter, they may choose to leave a tunnel after them.

Applications

  • Hole Creation
  • The user can hide underground to evade attacks and for underground travel, as well as launch surprise attacks.
  • Burrowing underground can weaken ground structure, creating traps or pitfalls.
  • Create a network of underground tunnels, forming a labyrinth to potentially control of the battlefield.
  • Unearth

Variations

Associations

Limitations

  • User may be limited on how long they may be able to keep burrowing before they have to come up for air.
  • May be limited to certain types/solidities of matter.
  • May always leave tunnel, possibly damaging/destroying the matter.
  • Looser matter may collapse while digging, though the user can simply dig back up.

Known Users

Comics/Cartoons

  • Darque Wurms (Angel: Only Human)
  • Trevor Burrow the Mole (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Earthbenders (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Badgermoles (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Kraab (Ben 10 franchise)
  • Wildvine (Ben 10)
  • Wildmutt (Ben 10)
  • Ditto (Ben 10)
  • Swampfire (Ben 10: Alien Force)
  • Andreas (Ben 10: Ultimate Alien)
  • Armodrillo (Ben 10: Ultimate Alien)
  • Slamworm's Species (Ben 10: Omniverse)
    • Slamworm
  • King Koil (Ben 10 Reboot)
  • Sanderson "Sandy" Hawkins/Sandman (DC Comics)
  • Star Nosed Moles (Hero: 108)
  • Star Nosed Mole King (Hero: 108)
  • Whispering Death (How to Train your Dragon)
  • The Underminer (The Incredibles)
  • Dai Gui (Jackie Chan Adventures)
  • Tusky Husky (Krypto The Superdog)
  • Constrictai (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • Experiment 529 "Digger" (Lilo and Stich)
  • Maulwurf (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • Rubble (PAW Patrol)
  • Everest (PAW Patrol)
  • Crystalyd (Slugterra)
  • Diggrix (Slugterra)

Anime/Manga

  • Liu-yan (Akatsuki Otokojuku)
  • Hexados (Bakugan)
  • Wormquake (Bakugan)
  • Digmon (Digimon)
  • Drimogemon (Digimon)
  • Mole Twins (Dimension W)
  • Angila (Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug)
  • Virgo (Fairy Tail)
  • Duke Everlue (Fairy Tail)
  • Kamijou Takuma (Isekai Onsen e Youkoso!)
  • Inaba Ui (Killing Bites)
  • Shinobi that can use "Earth Release: Underground Projection Fish Technique", "Earth Release: Hiding Like a Mole Technique" or "Earth Release: Subterranean Voyage" (Naruto)
  • Miss Merry Christmas (One Piece)
  • Daruma (One Piece)
  • Tony Tony Chopper (One Piece); via Horn Point
  • Ground Dragon (One-Punch Man)
  • BUER (Pandora in the Crimson Shell: Ghost Urn)
  • Rasetsu (Sakigake Otokojuku)
  • Mole (Sekai Maou)
  • Zid (Soul Eater)
  • Maruss (Zatch Bell!)

Literature

  • Mulch Diggums and Dwarves (Artemis Fowl)
  • Nameless Things (The Lord of the Rings)
  • Billy-Ray Sanguine (Skulduggery Pleasant)

Live Television/Movies

  • Sluggoth Demons (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Silurians/Homo Reptilia (Doctor Who); via third eye
  • Anguirus (Godzilla)
  • Moguera (Godzilla)
  • Gorosaurus (Godzilla)
  • Baragon (Godzilla)
  • Megalon (Godzilla)
  • Battra (Godzilla)
  • Zilla (Godzilla)
  • Meganulon (Godzilla)
  • Skullcrawlers (Kong: Skull Island)
  • Hisser (Power Rangers: Megaforce)
  • Dustin Brooks (Power Rangers: Ninja Storm)
  • Horta (Star Trek)
  • Jed McNally (Smallville)
  • Graboids (Tremors film series)
  • Tsun (Warriors of Virtue)

Mythology/Folklore

  • The 8th Brother (Chinese Mythology)

Video Games

  • Valgos (Backyard Monsters)
  • Wormzers (Backyard Monsters)
  • King Wormzers (Backyard Monsters)
  • Bottles (Banjo-Kazooie)
  • Armadillos (Crypt of the NecroDancer)
  • Moles (Crypt of the NecroDancer)
  • Burrowing Rockworm (Dark Souls)
  • Scorpioness Najka (Dark Souls II)
  • Carthus Sand Worm (Dark Souls III)
  • Stygian (Darksiders)
  • Tatzelwurm (God of War)
  • Headcrabs (Half-Life series)
  • Pummelweed (Kameo: Elements of Power)
  • Moldorms (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Link (The Legend of Zelda); via Mole Mitts and Digging Mitts
  • Drill Man (Mega Man)
  • Clown Man (Mega Man)
  • Ground Man (Mega Man)
  • Guts Man (Mega Man)
  • Diglet (Pokemon)
  • Digtrio (Pokemon)
  • Any Pokemon that can learn the move "Dig" (Pokemon)
  • Mole Knight (Shovel Knight)
  • Terrafin (Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure)
  • Blink (Spyro series)
  • Knuckles the Echidna (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Yellow Whisp (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Rodents (S.T.A.L.K.E.R series)
  • Mario (Super Mario. series) via a Spin Drill
  • Monty Moles (Super Mario Bros. series)
  • Mouser (Super Mario Bros. series)

Known Items

  • Mole Mitts (The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap)
  • Digging Mitts (The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword)
  • Tunnel Armadillo (Xiaolin Showdown)

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