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"Giddy is the life of a jolly wood gnome
They have long beards and they love your lawn
They dance little jigs on their little gnome homes
Hooray for the life of a jolly wood gnome!"
― Lazlo (Camp Lazlo)
"Gnomes are not at all like garden gnomes, which are actually dwarves, a mistake that began in early fairy tales."
― Fantasy Encyclopedia

The power to use the abilities of a gnome. Variation of Mythic Physiology.

Also Called

  • Earth Spirit Mimicry/Physiology
  • Gnome Mimicry

​Capabilities

User with this ability either is or can transform into an gnome, originally a diminutive spirit in Renaissance magic and alchemy, first introduced by Paracelsus and later adopted by more recent authors including those of modern fantasy literature. Their characteristics have been reinterpreted to suit the needs of various story-tellers, but typically they are considered to be a small, humanoid creature that lives underground.

Older gnomes are earth-spirits, able to glide through earth and stone, dwelling underground and sometimes being literally formed from earthen materials. Aside of being small, their exact form tend to be highly variable and sometimes only vaguely humanoid.

Of late, gnomes have become defined as small humanoids with at least somewhat execrated facial features and/or coloration and, most definingly, a strange, eccentric and/or manic behavior that tends to make them stand out from the rest of the world. They have access to varying combinations of magic (often illusions), alchemy and technology combined with tendency to experiment with them.

Applications

Variations

Earth Spirit

Associations

​Known Users

See also Our Gnomes Are Weirder.

  • Big Ears (Make Way For Noddy)
  • Gnomes (Secret of the Gnomes)
  • Gnome (DC Comics)
  • Gnomes (Geronimo Stilton: The Kingdom of Fantasy)
  • Newman (Newman)
  • Gnomes (Folklore)
  • Gnome (Marvel Comics)
  • Roquat/Ruggedo (The Gnome King of Oz)
  • Gnomes (American Dragon: Jake Long)
  • Professor Monkeyshines (Charmed)
  • Haldor (Skylanders)
  • Gnome (Sekai no Owari no Encore)
  • Gnomes (RPG's)
  • Gnarly Gnome (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)
  • Smurfs (The Smurfs)
  • Gnomes (Sofia the First)
    • Malacite
    • Fig
  • Lawn Gnomes (Goosebumps)
  • Gnomes (Onward)
  • Gnomes (Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia)
  • Metrognome (Grojband)
  • Gnomes (Gravity Falls)
  • Gnome (Kamen Rider Wizard)
  • Gnomes (World of Warcraft)
  • Gnome (Megami Tensei series)
  • Shoe Gnomes (Dexter's Laboratory)
  • The Moochick (My Little Pony 'n Friends)

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