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27th Sep '16 8:36:20 PM PaulA
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* The Chi, neon-yellow arthropodoids, and Knnn, hairy black arachnoids, in ''[[ChanurNovels The Chanur Saga]]''. The latter are infamous for their nearly indecipherable StarfishLanguage.
** That's nearly indecipherable to another species with a StarfishLanguage that is, ''itself'', nearly indecipherable to the more common run of humanoids. Without the intermediary, it is ''absolutely'' indecipherable. We can't even tell which vocalizations are actual attempts to communicate- many or most of them might just be the Knnn equivalent of singing in the shower.

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* The Chi, neon-yellow arthropodoids, and Knnn, hairy black arachnoids, in ''[[ChanurNovels The Chanur Saga]]''. The latter are infamous for their nearly indecipherable StarfishLanguage.
** That's nearly indecipherable to another species with a StarfishLanguage that is, ''itself'', nearly indecipherable to
the more common run of humanoids. Without the intermediary, it is ''absolutely'' indecipherable. We can't even tell which vocalizations are actual attempts to communicate- many or most of them might just be the Knnn equivalent of singing in the shower.''Literature/ChanurNovels''.
19th Sep '16 6:45:48 PM PaulA
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* Someone, somewhere, ''must'' mention the abominable [[{{Gorn}} squickfest]] that is ''Literature/EatThemAlive'' by [[AwesomeMcCoolName Pierce Nace]]. A mentally unbalanced ex-con exacts vengeance upon his former partners in crime with a horde of giant killer praying mantises. The entire book is nothing but page after page of giant mantises rampaging and eating people.

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* Someone, somewhere, ''must'' mention In the abominable [[{{Gorn}} squickfest]] that is ''Literature/EatThemAlive'' by [[AwesomeMcCoolName Pierce Nace]]. A Nace]], a mentally unbalanced ex-con exacts vengeance upon his former partners in crime with a horde of giant killer praying mantises. The entire book is nothing but page after page of giant mantises rampaging and eating people.
19th Sep '16 6:44:17 PM PaulA
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* In ''Franchise/JurassicPark'', giant dragonflies described as having a six-foot wingspan appear briefly in the aviary, without any explanation given for their presence.

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* In ''Franchise/JurassicPark'', ''Literature/JurassicPark'', giant dragonflies described as having a six-foot wingspan appear briefly in the aviary, without any explanation given for their presence.
19th Sep '16 6:43:15 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/PiersAnthony's first ''Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality'' book, ''On a Pale Horse'', Zane, the incarnation of Death, faces a gigantic demonic preying[[note]](sic) -- it looks like a praying mantis, but is a minion of Hell that never prays; it does prey, though[[/note]] mantis.

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* In Creator/PiersAnthony's first ''Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality'' book, ''On a Pale Horse'', novel ''Literature/OnAPaleHorse'', Zane, the incarnation of Death, faces a gigantic demonic preying[[note]](sic) -- it preying[[labelnote:sic]]It looks like a praying mantis, but is a minion of Hell that never prays; it does prey, though[[/note]] though.[[/labelnote]] mantis.
9th Sep '16 8:11:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Talislanta}} has a ton of freakish fantastic versions, such as flying leeches, snap-jawed worms, and hive-dwelling semi-humanoid ''scorpions''.
* The [[Creator/FranzKafka Ungeziefer]] from ''{{GURPS}}: Urban Magic'' is a [[TheWoobie pitiable]] version of this. Formerly humans they're now giant cockroaches suffering from chronic depression.
* ''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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* {{Talislanta}} ''TabletopGame/{{Talislanta}}'' has a ton of freakish fantastic versions, such as flying leeches, snap-jawed worms, and hive-dwelling semi-humanoid ''scorpions''.
* The [[Creator/FranzKafka Ungeziefer]] from ''{{GURPS}}: ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}: Urban Magic'' is a [[TheWoobie pitiable]] version of this. Formerly humans they're now giant cockroaches suffering from chronic depression.
* ''WerewolfTheForsaken'' ''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]]!"



* {{Monsterpocalypse}} has the Savage Swarm, which are giant radioactive bugs the destroy anything that has bright lights.

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* {{Monsterpocalypse}} ''TabletopGame/{{Monsterpocalypse}}'' has the Savage Swarm, which are giant radioactive bugs the destroy anything that has bright lights.
7th Sep '16 2:09:13 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Drones in the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series.

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* Drones in the The ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series.series has Drones, who are sapient aliens that look sort of like a cross between a moth and a beetle.
30th Aug '16 6:48:50 AM Elfkaiser
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'', there the Swarmers which are bug-like creatures native to the planet of Ekkunar and the moon of Bliss. These indigenous enemies per their name are known for [[ZergRush swarming in large numbers]] and being a general nuisance for the Battleborn. They come in two types. There's the regular type that is relatively small in size for a giant bug and easy to kill but capable of high damage especially in large numbers. Then there's the swollen type which are larger and tougher than their smaller counterparts but aren't as aggressive, relying instead on [[WeaponizedOffspring spawning tiny Swarmers]] to attack targets.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'', there are the Swarmers which are bug-like creatures native to the planet of Ekkunar and the moon of Bliss. These indigenous enemies per their name are known for [[ZergRush swarming in large numbers]] and being a general nuisance for the Battleborn. They come in two types. There's the regular type that is relatively small in size for a giant bug and easy to kill but capable of high damage especially in large numbers. Then there's the swollen type which are larger and tougher than their smaller counterparts but aren't as aggressive, relying instead on [[WeaponizedOffspring spawning tiny Swarmers]] to attack targets.
30th Aug '16 6:48:04 AM Elfkaiser
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'', there the Swarmers which are bug-like creatures native to the planet of Ekkunar and the moon of Bliss. These indigenous enemies per their name are known for [[ZergRush swarming in large numbers]] and being a general nuisance for the Battleborn. They come in two types. There's the regular type that is relatively small in size for a giant bug and easy to kill but capable of high damage especially in large numbers. Then there's the swollen type which are larger and tougher than their smaller counterparts but aren't as aggressive, relying instead on [[WeaponizedOffspring spawning tiny Swarmers]] to attack targets.
12th Aug '16 10:10:00 AM SpaceHunterDrakeRedcrest
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* The PC version of ''VideoGame/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' has giant mosquitoes as occasional enemies. Klaus [[LampshadeHanging comments]] that he's seen pictures of large mosquitoes in his books, but has never seen them that big. [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight Strangely, no one seems to pay much attention to their size.]]
12th Aug '16 8:13:14 AM LadyJaneGrey
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See also GiantSpider, ScaryScorpions, CreepyCentipedes, CreepyCockroaches, BeeAfraid, and BugWar. If they're from space, they're InsectoidAliens. If they're from the sea, they're {{Giant Enemy Crab}}s. If they have a lust for galactic domination, they're a HordeOfAlienLocusts. A subset of AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever and DireBeast. These are especially common in prehistoric settings. Videogames (and {{Kaiju}}) seem to love combining this trope and MacabreMothMotif. Some of them are also ProportionatelyPonderousParasites. Often led by a [[InsectQueen queen]].

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See also GiantSpider, ScaryScorpions, CreepyCentipedes, CreepyCockroaches, CreepyCockroach, BeeAfraid, and BugWar. If they're from space, they're InsectoidAliens. If they're from the sea, they're {{Giant Enemy Crab}}s. If they have a lust for galactic domination, they're a HordeOfAlienLocusts. A subset of AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever and DireBeast. These are especially common in prehistoric settings. Videogames (and {{Kaiju}}) seem to love combining this trope and MacabreMothMotif. Some of them are also ProportionatelyPonderousParasites. Often led by a [[InsectQueen queen]].
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