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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.]]
11th Mar '17 7:28:51 PM revfitz
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* In Webcomic/MrSquare The contents of the balloon in this [[http://revfitz.com/comic/issue234/ comic]]. Dear god.
21st Feb '17 9:04:25 AM Kooshmeister
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* ''Scorpion: Second Generation'', the sequel to Michael R. Linaker's ''Literature/{{Scorpion}}'', has the killer scorpions from the first book return, except this time they've been [[NuclearNasty mutated into giants]] by radiation. It's otherwise a complete retread of the first book.

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* ''Scorpion: Second Generation'', the sequel to Michael R. Linaker's ''Literature/{{Scorpion}}'', has the killer scorpions from the first book return, except this time they've been [[NuclearNasty mutated into giants]] by radiation. It's otherwise a complete retread of the first book.
21st Feb '17 9:03:42 AM Kooshmeister
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* Creator/JRRTolkien has a cartload of these, including Ungoliant (''Literature/TheSilmarillion''), Shelob (Literature/LordOfTheRings) and the Mirkwood spiders (Literature/TheHobbit)

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* Creator/JRRTolkien has a cartload of these, including Ungoliant (''Literature/TheSilmarillion''), Shelob (Literature/LordOfTheRings) (''Literature/LordOfTheRings'') and the Mirkwood spiders (Literature/TheHobbit)(''Literature/TheHobbit'')
21st Feb '17 9:03:19 AM Kooshmeister
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* The main antagonists in Literature/GrasshopperJungle are giant, bulletproof praying mantises.

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* The main antagonists in Literature/GrasshopperJungle ''Literature/GrasshopperJungle'' are giant, bulletproof praying mantises.



* ''Literature/{{Scorpions}} by Mike Cook features a horde of giant prehistoric ScaryScorpions unleashed from underground after an earthquake in Nevada.
* ''[[Literature/ScorpionSecondGeneration Scorpion: Second Generation]]'', the sequel to Michael R. Linaker's ''Literature/{{Scorpion}}'', has the killer scorpions from the first book return, except this time they've been [[NuclearNasty mutated into giants]] by radiation. It's otherwise a complete retread of the first book.
* ''Maggots'' by Edward Jarvis is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin; humanity is plagued by a horde of maggots. Mostly, the maggots are of ordinary size (there's just a ''lot'' of them), but a few are absolutely disgustingly gigantic.

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* ''Literature/{{Scorpions}} ''Literature/{{Scorpions}}'' by Mike Cook features a horde of giant prehistoric ScaryScorpions unleashed from underground after an earthquake in Nevada.
* ''[[Literature/ScorpionSecondGeneration Scorpion: ''Scorpion: Second Generation]]'', Generation'', the sequel to Michael R. Linaker's ''Literature/{{Scorpion}}'', has the killer scorpions from the first book return, except this time they've been [[NuclearNasty mutated into giants]] by radiation. It's otherwise a complete retread of the first book.
* ''Maggots'' by Edward Jarvis is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin; humanity is plagued by a horde of maggots. Mostly, the maggots are of ordinary size (there's (it's just that there's just a ''lot'' of them), but a few are absolutely disgustingly gigantic.
21st Feb '17 9:01:18 AM Kooshmeister
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* ''Literature/{{Scorpions}} by Mike Cook features a horde of giant prehistoric ScaryScorpions unleashed from underground after an earthquake in Nevada.
* ''[[Literature/ScorpionSecondGeneration Scorpion: Second Generation]]'', the sequel to Michael R. Linaker's ''Literature/{{Scorpion}}'', has the killer scorpions from the first book return, except this time they've been [[NuclearNasty mutated into giants]] by radiation. It's otherwise a complete retread of the first book.
* ''Maggots'' by Edward Jarvis is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin; humanity is plagued by a horde of maggots. Mostly, the maggots are of ordinary size (there's just a ''lot'' of them), but a few are absolutely disgustingly gigantic.
* ''Literature/TheWorms'' by Al Sarrantonio: Giant worms (created by a witch) plague the New England town of Province, but with a twist! Anyone the worms prick with their tail stingers turn into giant worms themselves. Were-worms!
13th Feb '17 5:53:51 AM Sharlee
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* The human-sized ectoparasites that drop off the rampaging {{Kaiju}} in ''Film/{{Cloverfield}}'' resemble some kind of sea louse.
13th Feb '17 5:49:39 AM Sharlee
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* For some years, the entomology department of the University of Illinois held an annual Insect Fear Film Festival, at which movies with BigCreepyCrawlies were screened. After each film, members of the department would bring out live examples of the corresponding arthropods -- large tarantulas and stag beetles were favorites -- and pass them among the audience while they explained how the film Fails Biology Forever.

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* For some years, decades, the entomology department of the University of Illinois have held an annual Insect Fear Film Festival, at which movies with BigCreepyCrawlies were are screened. After each film, members of the department would bring out live examples of the corresponding arthropods -- large tarantulas tarantulas, centipedes, and stag beetles were are favorites -- and pass them among the audience while they explained explain how the film Fails Biology Forever.
31st Jan '17 11:07:04 AM Yib
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* Tommyrod of ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'' somehow keeps an entire swarm of giant horrible insects in his own body. He's even created unnatural hybrid insects designed for maximum slaughter.

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* Tommyrod of ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'' somehow keeps an entire swarm eggs of giant horrible insects in his own body.body and uses his own nutrients to nurture them to maturity as he spits them out. He's even created unnatural hybrid insects designed for maximum slaughter.
20th Jan '17 12:38:49 PM TheBigBopper
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TruthInTelevision back in the Carboniferous Period, but only possible due to higher oxygen levels at the time -- such animals lack lungs and breathe, at best, via trachea stuck in the abdomen wrapped in carapace, so ones that get too big can't absorb enough oxygen to survive, and those that get a lot of trachea (centipedes) constantly risk dehydration. The SquareCubeLaw also holds them down. These restrictions are somewhat averted underwater, however.

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TruthInTelevision back in the Carboniferous Period, but only possible due to higher oxygen levels at the time -- such animals lack lungs and breathe, at best, via trachea stuck in the abdomen wrapped in carapace, so ones that get too big can't absorb enough oxygen to survive, and those that get a lot of trachea (centipedes) constantly risk dehydration. The SquareCubeLaw also holds them down. These restrictions are somewhat averted downplayed underwater, however.
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