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.



  • Petrification Immunity
  • May be constantly active.
  • May require direct eye-contact.
    • May not work on the blind.
    • Individuals with defectual eyelessness, or on the other hand, those that have Eyeless Perception are impervious. Due to the user of Petrifying Gaze having to require their vision to petrify them, the eye roots that happen to transfer visual information into the brain to simulate eyesight, are not there, meaning this will make the power useless against them.
  • 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.
  • May be redirected/canceled through reflections.

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
  • Catoblepas ("Final Fantasy Series")
  • Medusa (TYPE-MOON)
  • Medusa (DotA 2)
  • Cassiopeia, the Serpent's Embrace (League of Legends)
  • Shade Man (Mega Man Series)
  • 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)
  • Medusa (Miniforce)
  • 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!)


  • Silver-Eyed Warriors (RWBY)
    • Ruby Rose
    • Maria Calavera
  • SCP-1013 - Cockatrice (SCP Foundation)
  • Basilisx (Super Mario Bros. Z)


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