The power to manipulate the tectonic plates under the planet's crust. Sub-power of Earth Manipulation, Magma Manipulation and Planetary Manipulation.

Also Called

  • Plate Tectonic Control
  • Plate Tectonic Manipulation
  • Tectonic Control
  • Tectonic Manipulation
  • Tectonic Plate Control
  • Tectokinesis


The user can shape and manipulate tectonics (the process that controls the structure and properties of the planet's crust and its evolution) and tectonic plates (the large-scale motion of large plates and the movements of smaller plates of the planet's lithosphere). They manipulate the processes of mountain building, the growth and behavior of the strong, old cores of continents (cratons), the ways in which the relatively rigid plates that constitute the planet's outer shell interact with each other and the earthquake and volcanic belts.




  • May only be able to control near tectonic plates.
  • May have to stand on or near a fault-line.
  • Very hard power to control and may end up hurting the user and their allies.

Known Users

  • Terra (DC Comics)
  • Geo-Force (DC Comics)
  • Julio Richter/Rictor (Marvel Comics)
  • Dominikos Petrakis/Avalanche (Marvel Comics)
  • Nate Grey/X-Man (Marvel Comics)
  • Skaar (Marvel Comics)
  • Amara Aquilla/Magma (Marvel Comics)
  • The Goddess of Earth (Charmed)
  • Neena (Charmed)
  • Father (Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood); limited to Amestris
  • Big Bertha (Sanctuary)
  • Dark Gaia (Sonic Unleashed)
  • Avatar Kyoshi (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Some Powerful Elemental Masters of Earth (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • Cole (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)


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