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21st Jul '16 12:57:55 PM SebastianGray
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* ''Tyranids'' from ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' play this trope to the hilt. They are just tools of the HiveMind -- a psychic construct of billions of individual 'nids' "minds", guided by an immaterial gestalt of sorts. Hive tyrants and swarm lords are said to have a mind of their own that uploads into the hive mind when they die and is placed on a new body when need be, effectively making them immortal.
** The original concept of the Tyranids was insects crossed with dinosaurs, and they're about as scary as you might expect. A Hive Tyrant looks like a Tyrannosaurus crossed with the Alien Queen and Godzilla.
*** And those three only have 4 extremities. Tyranids have 6.
** Being Warhammer 40k they take it UpToEleven, there are Tyranid biotitans such as the "Hierophant" which are about the size of the Imperiums [[HumongousMecha Titans]].

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* ''Tyranids'' from ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' play this trope to Creator/GamesWorkshop games:
** In TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}}
the hilt. They are just tools of the HiveMind -- a psychic construct of billions of individual 'nids' "minds", guided by an immaterial gestalt of sorts. Hive tyrants and swarm lords are said to have a mind of their own that uploads into the hive mind when they die and is placed on a new body when need be, effectively making them immortal.
** The
original concept of the Tyranids was insects crossed with dinosaurs, dinosaurs and they're about as scary as you might expect. A Hive Tyrant looks like a Tyrannosaurus crossed with while their look has developed more towards the Alien Queen and Godzilla.
*** And those three only have 4 extremities. Tyranids have 6.
** Being Warhammer 40k
latter they take it UpToEleven, there are Tyranid biotitans still retain a number of insectoid elements such as a HiveMind, swarms, Queens and their six limbs.
** In TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar Alarielle
the "Hierophant" which are about Everqueen, Goddess of Life, rides into battle on the size back of the Imperiums [[HumongousMecha Titans]].a Wardroth Beetle, a giant-sized combination of a stag beetle and a Hercules beetle.
18th Jul '16 4:43:36 AM jormis29
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* Both the original ''{{Clash of the Titans|1981}}'' and [[Film/ClashOfTheTitans2010 the 2010 remake]] feature a pair of giant scorpions.

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* Both the original ''{{Clash ''Film/{{Clash of the Titans|1981}}'' and [[Film/ClashOfTheTitans2010 the 2010 remake]] feature a pair of giant scorpions.
18th Jul '16 12:43:04 AM PaulA
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* ''ClashOfTheTitans'' (both the original and the remake) feature a pair of giant scorpions.

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* ''ClashOfTheTitans'' (both Both the original ''{{Clash of the Titans|1981}}'' and [[Film/ClashOfTheTitans2010 the remake) 2010 remake]] feature a pair of giant scorpions.
17th Jul '16 5:05:47 AM VoxAquila
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* ''Deep Star Six'' features a giant [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurypterid eurypterid.]]
12th Jul '16 9:32:02 AM WillKeaton
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* Plenty of big creepy crawlies exist in the ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' games, from giant non-sapient bugs to sapient kind-of-close-to-humanoid ones. Even the metroids themselves have a few characteristics usually associated with bugs.

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* Plenty of big creepy crawlies exist in the ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' games, from giant non-sapient bugs to sapient kind-of-close-to-humanoid ones.games. Even the metroids themselves have a few characteristics usually associated with bugs.
12th Jul '16 9:29:29 AM WillKeaton
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** They are supposed to be called after the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parktown_prawn Parktown prawn]], a kind of giant cricket.

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** They are supposed to be called after the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parktown_prawn Parktown prawn]], prawn,]] a kind of giant cricket.
12th Jul '16 9:26:51 AM WillKeaton
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* {{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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* {{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]].here.]]



* Plenty of big creepy crawlies exist in the ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' games, from giant non-sapient bugs to sapient kind-of-close-to-humanoid ones. Even the metroids themselves have a few characteristics usually associated with bugs.



** The Baron's [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20070105 Hoomhoffers]], giant beetles around the size of tanks.

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** The Baron's [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20070105 Hoomhoffers]], Hoomhoffers,]] giant beetles around the size of tanks.
12th Jul '16 9:22:31 AM WillKeaton
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* Franchise/{{Pokemon}} has a large number of {{Mons}} that are based off of insects or arachnids, and all of them are huge compared to those found in real life. The absolute smallest is Joltik, a 4-inch-long tick. More common Bug mons like Caterpie tend to be around the size of small dog. The largest? Scolipede, an eight-foot tall, 442 lb., ''roaring'' centipede!

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* Franchise/{{Pokemon}} ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' has a large number of {{Mons}} that are based off of insects or arachnids, and all of them are huge compared to those found in real life. The absolute smallest is Joltik, a 4-inch-long tick. More common Bug mons like Caterpie tend to be around the size of small dog. The largest? Scolipede, an eight-foot tall, 442 lb., ''roaring'' centipede!



* ''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!
12th Jul '16 9:21:47 AM WillKeaton
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** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-363 SCP-363 ("Not Centipedes")]]. Under normal circumstances they look like the real life Amazonian giant centipede, which can grow up to a foot in length. However, if it's darker than dusk[[note]]darker than 2 lux, to be exact[[/note]] they rapidly grow in size, and can easily grow to at ''least'' 30 feet in length and 6 feet in width. And not only that, as it grows it get new body parts, like tentacles and [[EyesDoNotBelongThere eyes]].
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1575 SCP-1575 ("Venus Statue")]]. When the water altered by SCP-1575 is drunk by a mammal, parasitic vermin infesting the mammal can start changing into human beings. They usually don't survive, but you can end up with half human/half flea or half human/half tapeworm abominations.

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** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-363 SCP-363 ("Not Centipedes")]]. Centipedes").]] Under normal circumstances they look like the real life Amazonian giant centipede, which can grow up to a foot in length. However, if it's darker than dusk[[note]]darker than 2 lux, to be exact[[/note]] they rapidly grow in size, and can easily grow to at ''least'' 30 feet in length and 6 feet in width. And not only that, as it grows it get new body parts, like tentacles and [[EyesDoNotBelongThere eyes]].
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1575 SCP-1575 ("Venus Statue")]]. Statue").]] When the water altered by SCP-1575 is drunk by a mammal, parasitic vermin infesting the mammal can start changing into human beings. They usually don't survive, but you can end up with half human/half flea or half human/half tapeworm abominations.
1st Jul '16 4:44:19 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The Vajra from ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' range in size from large jet fighter sizes grunts to ones larger than most capital ships. Their queen in particular is several kilometers in size.

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* The Vajra from ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' range in size from large jet fighter sizes jet-fighter-sized grunts to ones larger than most capital ships. Their queen in particular is several kilometers in size.
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