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9th Dec '17 11:51:23 AM TuefelHundenIV
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* ''VideoGame/EarthDefenseForce5'': Like in previous titles a number of enemies appear to be a variety of giant mindless bugs rampaging around the area.
23rd Nov '17 4:25:24 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''VideoGame/{{Bug}}!'' has insectoid Mooks the same size as the titular character, but it is subverted as the player character himself is a bug. Then you see [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73sZVG3o_bQ the ending,]] which shows that Bug and the insectoid enemies (who are actually actors) are about half the size of a human!

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* ''VideoGame/{{Bug}}!'' has insectoid Mooks the same size as the titular character, but it is subverted as the player character himself is a bug. Then you see [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73sZVG3o_bQ the ending,]] ending]], which shows that Bug and the insectoid enemies (who are actually actors) are about half the size of a human!
23rd Nov '17 4:08:01 PM Theriocephalus
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* Several Insect creatures in ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' fall under this, most commonly seen in black and green. A non-black or green example is the [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=19731 Lithophage,]] an insect so huge, it consumes ''mountains''.

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* Several Insect creatures in ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' fall under this, most commonly seen in black and green. A non-black or green example is the [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=19731 Lithophage,]] Lithophage]], an insect so huge, it consumes ''mountains''.



* 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.]]

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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.]]size]].



* Common enemies if ''VideoGame/FeralFury'' are gigantic, plasma spitting flies.

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* Common enemies if ''VideoGame/FeralFury'' are gigantic, plasma spitting plasma-spitting flies.



* In Webcomic/MrSquare The contents of the balloon in this [[http://revfitz.com/comic/issue234/ comic.]] Dear god.

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* In Webcomic/MrSquare The contents of the balloon in this [[http://revfitz.com/comic/issue234/ comic.]] comic]]. Dear god.






*** 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.

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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.



* ''Scolopendra gigantea'', the Amazon giant centipede. Centipedes are creepy enough, but Scolopendra gigantea is about a foot long. It occasionally can eat a toad or even [[http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/accounts/Pteronotus_davyi/ a small bat]]. There's people who keep this as a pet or simply collect a few and let them hang around and feed on pests.
** If you're in the American Southwest, you may actually see a close and slightly smaller relative, ''Scolopendra heros''. That's "slightly" smaller, not "small."

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* ''Scolopendra gigantea'', the Amazon giant centipede. Centipedes are creepy enough, but Scolopendra gigantea is about a foot long. It occasionally can eat a toad or even [[http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/accounts/Pteronotus_davyi/ a small bat]]. There's people who keep this as a pet or simply collect a few and let them hang around and feed on pests.
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pests. If you're in the American Southwest, you may actually see a close and slightly smaller relative, ''Scolopendra heros''. That's "slightly" smaller, not "small."
11th Nov '17 6:57:04 PM WillKeaton
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-->'''Hammond''' (listening to dozens of impacts on the Stargate's iris): "What is ''that''?"
-->'''O'Neill''' (uncharacteristically panicked) "Those are ''bugs'', sir! Really! Big! Bugs!"

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-->'''Hammond''' (listening (Listening to dozens of impacts on the Stargate's iris): "What is ''that''?"
-->'''O'Neill''' (uncharacteristically (Uncharacteristically panicked) "Those are ''bugs'', sir! Really! Big! Bugs!"



* Several Insect creatures in ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' fall under this, most commonly seen in black and green. A non-black or green example is the [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=19731 Lithophage]], an insect so huge, it consumes ''mountains''.

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* Several Insect creatures in ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' fall under this, most commonly seen in black and green. A non-black or green example is the [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=19731 Lithophage]], Lithophage,]] an insect so huge, it consumes ''mountains''.



* In Webcomic/MrSquare The contents of the balloon in this [[http://revfitz.com/comic/issue234/ comic]]. Dear god.

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* In Webcomic/MrSquare The contents of the balloon in this [[http://revfitz.com/comic/issue234/ comic]]. comic.]] Dear god.
11th Nov '17 6:53:39 PM WillKeaton
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* In ''Anime/YuGiOh'', several of Weevil Underwood's monsters, most notably Perfectly Ultimate Great Moth and Insect Queen, are textbook examples of this trope. Naturally, WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries had fun with this one.

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* In ''Anime/YuGiOh'', several of Weevil Underwood's monsters, most notably Perfectly Ultimate Great Moth and Insect Queen, are textbook examples of this trope. Naturally, WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' had fun with this one.
31st Oct '17 7:48:18 PM foxley
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* In ''WesternAnimation/DexHamiltonAlienEntomologist'', most of the alien insects Dex and his crew deal with are of the giant variety.
15th Oct '17 12:33:08 PM Dvandemon
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* Greek mythology has the myrmekes, giant ants attracted to precious metals that hoard treasure in Indian deserts. Legend has it that locals take courageous hit-and-run raids of their gold stores, giving them vast wealth.
10th Oct '17 10:23:50 PM foxley
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfSuperman'': In "The Lethal Lightning Bug", the eponymous creature is a gigantic lightning bug created when [[LightningCanDoAnything lightning strike a swamp]].
3rd Oct '17 11:35:53 AM MarqFJA
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See also GiantSpider, ScaryScorpions, CreepyCentipedes, CreepyCockroach, DreadfulDragonfly, 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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Subtropes include:
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* DreadfulDragonfly
* GiantEnemyCrab
* GiantSpider
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See also GiantSpider, ScaryScorpions, CreepyCentipedes, CreepyCockroach, DreadfulDragonfly, 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]].
25th Sep '17 11:23:00 AM Jubileus57
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See also GiantSpider, ScaryScorpions, CreepyCentipedes, 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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See also GiantSpider, ScaryScorpions, CreepyCentipedes, CreepyCockroach, DreadfulDragonfly, 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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