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5th Nov '16 12:48:28 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Literature/SurvivorsQuest]'', the [[spoiler: Vagaari]] have swarms of "schostri", yellow and black insects that can hide under their clothing or swarm in a protective spherical pattern around their handler. Their stings are quickly fatal to most life-forms. If this seems like a [[Literature/NewJediOrder Vong]] thing... who knows? Maybe it is.

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* In ''Literature/SurvivorsQuest]'', ''Literature/SurvivorsQuest'', the [[spoiler: Vagaari]] have swarms of "schostri", yellow and black insects that can hide under their clothing or swarm in a protective spherical pattern around their handler. Their stings are quickly fatal to most life-forms. If this seems like a [[Literature/NewJediOrder Vong]] thing... who knows? Maybe it is.
5th Nov '16 12:48:17 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''[[OutboundFlight Survivor's Quest]]'', the [[spoiler: Vagaari]] have swarms of "schostri", yellow and black insects that can hide under their clothing or swarm in a protective spherical pattern around their handler. Their stings are quickly fatal to most life-forms. If this seems like a [[Literature/NewJediOrder Vong]] thing... who knows? Maybe it is.

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* In ''[[OutboundFlight Survivor's Quest]]'', ''Literature/SurvivorsQuest]'', the [[spoiler: Vagaari]] have swarms of "schostri", yellow and black insects that can hide under their clothing or swarm in a protective spherical pattern around their handler. Their stings are quickly fatal to most life-forms. If this seems like a [[Literature/NewJediOrder Vong]] thing... who knows? Maybe it is.
1st Nov '16 8:00:33 AM EthanLac
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As it turns out, quite a few writers have had just that thought. Enter the Bee Bee Gun--the weaponization of flying, stinging insects. Bees tend to [[{{Pun}} bee]] effective weapons of terror for a number of reasons--they're too small to shoot or stab, they always seem to come in [[ZergRush swarms]] that can cover every inch of a person, they're difficult to outrun or outmaneuver, and they make that terrifying buzzing noise. Unlike honeybees and some others in the real world, these ones don't seem to die after the first sting. And god help you if you're allergic. ([[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} "Your insides will boil out of your eye sockets like a science-fair volcano!"]]) And if you're ''not,'' well, [[{{Pun}} beeing]] [[DeathOfAThousandCuts stung to death by thousands of bees]] would [[{{Pun}}bee]] [[CruelAndUnusualDeath a rather slow and unpleasant]] way to go.

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As it turns out, quite a few writers have had just that thought. Enter the Bee Bee Gun--the weaponization of flying, stinging insects. Bees tend to [[{{Pun}} bee]] effective weapons of terror for a number of reasons--they're too small to shoot or stab, they always seem to come in [[ZergRush swarms]] that can cover every inch of a person, they're difficult to outrun or outmaneuver, and they make that terrifying buzzing noise. Unlike honeybees and some others in the real world, these ones don't seem to die after the first sting. And god help you if you're allergic. ([[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} "Your insides will boil out of your eye sockets like a science-fair volcano!"]]) And if you're ''not,'' well, [[{{Pun}} beeing]] [[DeathOfAThousandCuts stung to death by thousands of bees]] would [[{{Pun}}bee]] [[{{Pun}} bee]] [[CruelAndUnusualDeath a rather slow and unpleasant]] way to go.
1st Nov '16 8:00:13 AM EthanLac
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As it turns out, quite a few writers have had just that thought. Enter the Bee Bee Gun--the weaponization of flying, stinging insects. Bees tend to [[Pun bee]] effective weapons of terror for a number of reasons--they're too small to shoot or stab, they always seem to come in [[ZergRush swarms]] that can cover every inch of a person, they're difficult to outrun or outmaneuver, and they make that terrifying buzzing noise. Unlike honeybees and some others in the real world, these ones don't seem to die after the first sting. And god help you if you're allergic. ([[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} "Your insides will boil out of your eye sockets like a science-fair volcano!"]]) And if you're ''not,'' well, [[Pun beeing]] [[DeathOfAThousandCuts stung to death by thousands of bees]] would be [[CruelAndUnusualDeath a rather slow and unpleasant]] way to go.

In RealLife, of course, a foraging bee isn't likely to sting you unless you handle it roughly, or it perceives you as a threat to the hive. Honeybees die when they sting mammals (the workers, that is--drones cannot sting at all) [[Pun beecause]] their stingers are barbed, so when they attempt to pull it out, they wind up wrenching it out along with a portion of their intestines; as a consequence, they're not likely to do it unless they think it's really damn important. (Yellow jackets and most other wasps, on the other hand, have smooth stingers that enable them to be pulled out of whomever they sting, and they take malicious glee in reminding everyone of this fact.)

A stinging bee (or a crushed bee) releases attack pheromones that attract and rile up more bees. The pheromone sticks around and does not wash off quickly. Water is not an ideal deterrent--bees will sting whatever parts are above the water, and come after you when you get out. Bee venom is designed to make you think you've been hurt badly, and enough of it causes your throat to swell so that you asphyxiate. The sensation is not unlike that of [[Pun beeing]] stung by ants or nettles, as all three use a venom cocktail that includes formic acid.

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As it turns out, quite a few writers have had just that thought. Enter the Bee Bee Gun--the weaponization of flying, stinging insects. Bees tend to [[Pun [[{{Pun}} bee]] effective weapons of terror for a number of reasons--they're too small to shoot or stab, they always seem to come in [[ZergRush swarms]] that can cover every inch of a person, they're difficult to outrun or outmaneuver, and they make that terrifying buzzing noise. Unlike honeybees and some others in the real world, these ones don't seem to die after the first sting. And god help you if you're allergic. ([[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} "Your insides will boil out of your eye sockets like a science-fair volcano!"]]) And if you're ''not,'' well, [[Pun [[{{Pun}} beeing]] [[DeathOfAThousandCuts stung to death by thousands of bees]] would be [[{{Pun}}bee]] [[CruelAndUnusualDeath a rather slow and unpleasant]] way to go.

In RealLife, of course, a foraging bee isn't likely to sting you unless you handle it roughly, or it perceives you as a threat to the hive. Honeybees die when they sting mammals (the workers, that is--drones cannot sting at all) [[Pun [[{{Pun}} beecause]] their stingers are barbed, so when they attempt to pull it out, they wind up wrenching it out along with a portion of their intestines; as a consequence, they're not likely to do it unless they think it's really damn important. (Yellow jackets and most other wasps, on the other hand, have smooth stingers that enable them to be pulled out of whomever they sting, and they take malicious glee in reminding everyone of this fact.)

A stinging bee (or a crushed bee) releases attack pheromones that attract and rile up more bees. The pheromone sticks around and does not wash off quickly. Water is not an ideal deterrent--bees will sting whatever parts are above the water, and come after you when you get out. Bee venom is designed to make you think you've been hurt badly, and enough of it causes your throat to swell so that you asphyxiate. The sensation is not unlike that of [[Pun [[{{Pun}} beeing]] stung by ants or nettles, as all three use a venom cocktail that includes formic acid.



Note that [[OverusedRunningGag beeing]] able to control all kinds of insects is a semi-common {{Stock Superpower|s}}, but bees, specifically, just seem to [[RuleOfThree bee]] the go-to insect for this kind of thing. Must be that whole HiveMind idea. Or maybe it's because "bees" [[InherentlyFunnyWords just sounds funny]]. Or it may [[OverlyLongGag bee]] that they're one of the more terrifying insects one may see on a regular basis.

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Note that [[OverusedRunningGag beeing]] able to control all kinds of insects is a semi-common {{Stock Superpower|s}}, but bees, specifically, just seem to [[RuleOfThree [[HurricaneOfPuns bee]] the go-to insect for this kind of thing. Must be that whole HiveMind idea. Or maybe it's because "bees" [[InherentlyFunnyWords just sounds funny]]. Or it may [[OverlyLongGag bee]] that they're one of the more terrifying insects one may see on a regular basis.
1st Nov '16 6:38:00 AM EthanLac
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Have you ever ''bee''n to a picnic where everyone freaks out when a bee buzzes by? Wouldn't it [[OverlyLongGag bee]] great if you could take that primal reaction and channel it for your own purposes?

As it turns out, quite a few writers have had just that thought. Enter the Bee Bee Gun--the weaponization of flying, stinging insects. Bees tend to be effective weapons of terror for a number of reasons--they're too small to shoot or stab, they always seem to come in [[ZergRush swarms]] that can cover every inch of a person, they're difficult to outrun or outmaneuver, and they make that terrifying buzzing noise. Unlike honeybees and some others in the real world, these ones don't seem to die after the first sting. And god help you if you're allergic. ([[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} "Your insides will boil out of your eye sockets like a science-fair volcano!"]]) And if you're ''not,'' well, being [[DeathOfAThousandCuts stung to death by thousands of bees]] would be [[CruelAndUnusualDeath a rather slow and unpleasant]] way to go.

In RealLife, of course, a foraging bee isn't likely to sting you unless you handle it roughly, or it perceives you as a threat to the hive. Honeybees die when they sting mammals (the workers, that is--drones cannot sting at all) because their stingers are barbed, so when they attempt to pull it out, they wind up wrenching it out along with a portion of their intestines; as a consequence, they're not likely to do it unless they think it's really damn important. (Yellow jackets and most other wasps, on the other hand, have smooth stingers that enable them to be pulled out of whomever they sting, and they take malicious glee in reminding everyone of this fact.)

A stinging bee (or a crushed bee) releases attack pheromones that attract and rile up more bees. The pheromone sticks around and does not wash off quickly. Water is not an ideal deterrent--bees will sting whatever parts are above the water, and come after you when you get out. Bee venom is designed to make you think you've been hurt badly, and enough of it causes your throat to swell so that you asphyxiate. The sensation is not unlike that of being stung by ants or nettles, as all three use a venom cocktail that includes formic acid.

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Have you ever ''bee''n to a picnic where everyone freaks out when a bee buzzes by? Wouldn't it [[OverlyLongGag [[RunningGag bee]] great if you could take that primal reaction and channel it for your own purposes?

As it turns out, quite a few writers have had just that thought. Enter the Bee Bee Gun--the weaponization of flying, stinging insects. Bees tend to be [[Pun bee]] effective weapons of terror for a number of reasons--they're too small to shoot or stab, they always seem to come in [[ZergRush swarms]] that can cover every inch of a person, they're difficult to outrun or outmaneuver, and they make that terrifying buzzing noise. Unlike honeybees and some others in the real world, these ones don't seem to die after the first sting. And god help you if you're allergic. ([[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} "Your insides will boil out of your eye sockets like a science-fair volcano!"]]) And if you're ''not,'' well, being [[Pun beeing]] [[DeathOfAThousandCuts stung to death by thousands of bees]] would be [[CruelAndUnusualDeath a rather slow and unpleasant]] way to go.

In RealLife, of course, a foraging bee isn't likely to sting you unless you handle it roughly, or it perceives you as a threat to the hive. Honeybees die when they sting mammals (the workers, that is--drones cannot sting at all) because [[Pun beecause]] their stingers are barbed, so when they attempt to pull it out, they wind up wrenching it out along with a portion of their intestines; as a consequence, they're not likely to do it unless they think it's really damn important. (Yellow jackets and most other wasps, on the other hand, have smooth stingers that enable them to be pulled out of whomever they sting, and they take malicious glee in reminding everyone of this fact.)

A stinging bee (or a crushed bee) releases attack pheromones that attract and rile up more bees. The pheromone sticks around and does not wash off quickly. Water is not an ideal deterrent--bees will sting whatever parts are above the water, and come after you when you get out. Bee venom is designed to make you think you've been hurt badly, and enough of it causes your throat to swell so that you asphyxiate. The sensation is not unlike that of being [[Pun beeing]] stung by ants or nettles, as all three use a venom cocktail that includes formic acid.
21st Oct '16 1:58:36 AM foxley
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The above mentioned Swarm is in ''Theatre/SpiderManTurnOffTheDark''. There he's just one of several genetic experiment that is not a nazi, and therefore not cool.

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* The above mentioned Swarm is in ''Theatre/SpiderManTurnOffTheDark''. There he's just one of several genetic experiment that is not a nazi, Nazi, and therefore not cool.



* In ''The Terrible Thunderlizards'', the Thunderlizards used bazookas, grenades, and guns that shot bees.

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* In ''The Terrible Thunderlizards'', ''WesternAnimation/TheTerribleThunderlizards'', the Thunderlizards used bazookas, grenades, and guns that shot bees.
21st Oct '16 1:55:54 AM foxley
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* 'Barnaby's Spelling Bees' in ''Viz'' ... one of their usual spoof characters whose schtick is that he has a swarm of killer bees that attack on command ... so long as their target begins with 'B'. HilarityEnsues as normal.

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* 'Barnaby's Spelling Bees' in ''Viz'' ...''ComicBook/{{Viz}}'' ... one of their usual spoof characters whose schtick is that he has a swarm of killer bees that attack on command ... so long as their target begins with 'B'. HilarityEnsues as normal.
12th Oct '16 11:12:06 AM Malady
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* ''Music/Communications'': According to WordOfGod, [[spoiler:Frances]] released a swarm of angry bees at [[spoiler:Nancy]]ís funeral.

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* ''Music/Communications'': ''Music/{{Communications}}'': According to WordOfGod, [[spoiler:Frances]] released a swarm of angry bees at [[spoiler:Nancy]]ís funeral.
12th Oct '16 11:11:46 AM Malady
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* ''Music/Communications'': According to WordOfGod, [[spoiler:Frances]] released a swarm of angry bees at [[spoiler:Nancy]]ís funeral.
19th Sep '16 11:08:43 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* A plasmid in ''VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}}'' turns your arm into a living beehive and shoots bees at your enemies. Aside from being [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential hilarious]] - though [[BodyHorror horrific]] - it's a decent way to distract an enemy if you're getting ganged up on.
** It gets more horrific in ''VideoGame/{{BioShock 2}}''; you can upgrade so that dead enemies become hives, releasing bees against other enemies that get close.

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* A The "Insect Swarm" plasmid in ''VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}}'' turns your arm into a living beehive and shoots bees at your enemies. Aside from being [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential hilarious]] - though [[BodyHorror horrific]] - it's a decent way to distract an enemy if you're getting ganged up on.
on and it's a cheap way to score a easy and quick kill with your wrench (with the right tonics) as any Splicer being stung counts as "unaware" letting you score a "sneak" attack.
** It gets more horrific in ''VideoGame/{{BioShock 2}}''; you can upgrade so that dead enemies become hives, releasing bees against other enemies that get close. Still gives you a sneak bonus too, perfect against tough foes like Crawler Splicers or Brute Splicers.
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