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27th Jun '17 8:25:44 PM Theriocephalus
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** Numerous giant insects have appeared over the years, including bees, wasps, and ticks, as well as creatures like the man scorpion (a sort of scorpionic centaur) and the formians, a race of Law-aligned Outsiders in the form of human-sized ants.

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** Numerous giant insects have appeared over the years, including bees, wasps, and ticks, as well as creatures like the man scorpion manscorpion (a sort of scorpionic centaur) and the formians, a race of Law-aligned Outsiders in the form of human-sized ants.
27th Jun '17 8:25:09 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Dungeons & Dragons]]'' has had many giant insects over the years, including bees, wasps, and ticks.
** And manscorpion (sort of scorpionic centaur). And the antlike formians.
** The thri-kreen of TabletopGame/DarkSun are a desert-dwelling nomadic race of mantis-men. Many of them have [[PsychicPowers psionic abilities.]]

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* ''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Dungeons & Dragons]]'' has had many ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':
** Numerous
giant insects have appeared over the years, including bees, wasps, and ticks.
** And manscorpion (sort
ticks, as well as creatures like the man scorpion (a sort of scorpionic centaur). And centaur) and the antlike formians.
formians, a race of Law-aligned Outsiders in the form of human-sized ants.
** The thri-kreen of TabletopGame/DarkSun ''TabletopGame/DarkSun'' are a desert-dwelling nomadic race of mantis-men. Many of them have [[PsychicPowers psionic abilities.]]



* ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken'' has the Nidmuzug, or, more plainly, the Unclean. Humans who ate food contaminated by the spiritual taint that all Nidmuzugs emit and found themselves turning into were''cockroaches''. Their hybrid form is a giant, humanoid cockroach that can have a poisonous bite or claw attack. Their "beast form" is a swarm of hundreds of cockroaches, all controlled by a single mind. Interestingly, they come off as quite [[TheWoobie miserable]] rather than scary (to the point where people who know about their personalities call them [[{{Expy}} Kafkas]]). They lose absolutely none of their humanity in the whole BodyHorror process, and they can't live among humans since light hurts their eyes. The elders eventually become estranged from their human sides, but given the general misery that is their existence, it seems more like Unclean who ''[[DrivenToSuicide survive]]'' to that point used the logic of "You know what? [[JerkassWoobie Fuck you]], [[MaddenIntoMisanthropy I]] ''[[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds am]]'' [[TragicMonster a monster]]!"

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* ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken'' has the ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken'':
** The
Nidmuzug, or, more plainly, the Unclean. Humans who ate food contaminated by the spiritual taint that all Nidmuzugs emit and found themselves turning into were''cockroaches''. Their hybrid form is a giant, humanoid cockroach that can have a poisonous bite or claw attack. Their "beast form" is a swarm of hundreds of cockroaches, all controlled by a single mind. Interestingly, they come off as quite [[TheWoobie miserable]] rather than scary (to the point where people who know about their personalities call them [[{{Expy}} Kafkas]]). They lose absolutely none of their humanity in the whole BodyHorror process, and they can't live among humans since light hurts their eyes. The elders eventually become estranged from their human sides, but given the general misery that is their existence, it seems more like Unclean who ''[[DrivenToSuicide survive]]'' to that point used the logic of "You know what? [[JerkassWoobie Fuck you]], [[MaddenIntoMisanthropy I]] ''[[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds am]]'' [[TragicMonster a monster]]!"



* ''TabletopGame/BleakWorld'' has Wereroaches, which are one of the only 2 werbeasts that can change at will (the other being werewolves) their beast form is a six foot tall cockroach, it is repeatedly noted that they are likely the strongest breed of werebeast, having the ability to fly and lift hundreds of times their own weight.

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* ''TabletopGame/BleakWorld'' has Wereroaches, which are one of the only 2 two werbeasts that can change at will (the other being werewolves) their werewolves). Their beast form is a six foot tall cockroach, and it is repeatedly noted that they are likely the strongest breed of werebeast, having the ability to fly and lift hundreds of times their own weight.
18th Jun '17 5:52:21 PM f
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** It also features giant dragonflies, which seem to fill a similar ecological niche to medium-sized birds of prey-including being used for hunting.
10th Jun '17 8:59:55 PM MagnusForce
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** ''Series/UltramanTaro'': Arindo (a swarm of normal-sized fire-breathing ants able to merge into a single giant fire-breathing ant), Kemujira (a caterpillar-like biped), and King Zemira (a gigantic fire-breathing cicada).

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** ''Series/UltramanTaro'': Arindo (a swarm of normal-sized rat-sized fire-breathing ants able to merge into a single giant fire-breathing ant), Kemujira (a caterpillar-like biped), and King Zemira (a gigantic fire-breathing cicada).



* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'': Mosquitoes in [[CrapsackWorld Miseryville]] are the size of horses.

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* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'': Mosquitoes in [[CrapsackWorld Miseryville]] are ** Zilla Jr. fought a number of other super-sized bugs throughout the size of horses.series, including giant bees, spiders, cicadas, and mosquitoes.



* Kickback, Bombshell, and Shrapnel from ''{{Transformers}}'' are all Decepticons that can turn into insects.

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* Kickback, Bombshell, and Shrapnel from ''{{Transformers}}'' ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' are all Decepticons that can turn into insects.





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\n* Lenny from the Canadian cartoon, ''WesternAnimation/{{Freaktown}}'' is a ditzy man-sized praying mantis who happens to be the best friend and roommate of protagonist [[DemBones Ben]].



* For decades, the entomology department of the University of Illinois have held an annual Insect Fear Film Festival, at which movies with BigCreepyCrawlies are screened. After each film, members of the department bring out live examples of the corresponding arthropods -- large tarantulas, centipedes, and stag beetles are favorites -- and pass them among the audience while they explain how the film Fails Biology Forever.

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* For decades, the entomology department of the University of Illinois have held an annual Insect Fear Film Festival, at which movies with BigCreepyCrawlies are screened. After each film, members of the department bring out live examples of the corresponding arthropods -- large tarantulas, centipedes, and stag beetles are favorites -- and pass them among the audience while they explain how the film Fails Biology Forever.biological implausibilities of giant insects.
28th May '17 9:10:13 AM ElSquibbonator
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*** Even bigger than the giant Asian hornet is the giant scarab-hunting wasp of Sumatra and Java. It's three inches long, and has a wingspan of more than four inches. Fortunately for the wasp-phobic among us, it's solitary and doesn't live in colonies.

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*** Even bigger than the giant Asian hornet is the giant scarab-hunting wasp of Sumatra and Java. It's three inches long, and has a wingspan of more than four inches. Fortunately for the wasp-phobic among us, it's solitary and doesn't live in colonies. It preys on the larvae of the Atlas beetle, which also qualifies for this trope by being one of the world's largest beetles.



* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goliathus Goliath beetles]] are the world's largest beetles, measuring between 2.4 to 4.3 inches long. They also have some of the heaviest grubs of any insect species, which can weigh in at a whopping 3 and a half ounces.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goliathus Goliath beetles]] are the world's largest heaviest beetles, measuring between 2.4 to 4.3 inches long. long and weighing as much as an apple. They also have some of the heaviest grubs of any insect species, which can weigh in at a whopping 3 and a half ounces.ounces and measuring up to 10 inches long.
27th May '17 10:30:32 AM ElSquibbonator
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*** Even bigger than the giant Asian hornet is the giant scarab-hunting wasp of Sumatra and Java. It's three inches long, and has a wingspan of more than four inches. Fortunately for the wasp-phobic among us, it's solitary and doesn't live in colonies.
18th May '17 8:47:11 AM BeerBaron
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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' has Chaurus, which are large, venom-spitting, subterranean insects often found domesticated by the Falmer. Like a cicada, when it reaches the end of its life cycle its body gives birth to a Chaurus Hunter, which is a more dangerous winged variety.

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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' has Chaurus, which are large, venom-spitting, corrosive acid spitting, subterranean insects often found domesticated by the Falmer.[[TheMorlocks Falmer]], who use their chitin to craft weapons and armor. Like a cicada, when it reaches the end of its life cycle its body gives birth to a Chaurus Hunter, which is a more dangerous winged variety.
18th Apr '17 11:51:16 PM dvorak
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* Common enemies if ''VideoGame/FeralFury'' are gigantic, plasma spitting flies.
11th Apr '17 1:46:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* The initially tiny ants in the ''Literature/{{Goosebumps}}'' book ''Awesome Ants'' gradually develop into this.

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* The initially tiny ants in the ''Literature/{{Goosebumps}}'' book ''Awesome Ants'' gradually develop into this.this after a boy ignores the instruction manual for his new ant farm and starts overfeeding them. By the ending they've reached the size of mountains, and locked up all humans in town-sized ant farms.
12th Mar '17 3:57:29 PM nombretomado
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Mortasheen}}'' sort of has this. They're called Arthropoids, and are technically [[TheFly Brundlefly-style]] [[HalfHumanHybrid mash ups]] of [[BodyHorror humans and arthropods]]. [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/heartsucker.htm Some]] [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/luminoct.htm examples]] [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/blighterfly.htm over]] [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/bloodbloat.htm here.]]
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