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16th Jan '17 6:28:59 AM bwburke94
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* ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' has Atlas, a gigantic hercules beetle created by [[BioAugmentation Panacea]] and controlled by [[PestController Skitter]] that was capable of supporting a human in flight.



* ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' has Atlas, a gigantic hercules beetle created by [[BioAugmentation Panacea]] that was capable of supporting a human in flight.
16th Jan '17 1:31:28 AM Luppercus
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* Series finale of ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' has the eponymous team fighting giant insects made like that by an ancient Egyptian insect-like god trying to TakeOverTheWorld.
* A common foe in ''WesternAnimation/MenInBlack'' as one of the recurring villain races are precisely the Bugs; a race of sentient AlwaysChaoticEvil InsectoidAliens.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends'' has the superheroes facing giant insects controlled by an intelligent giant Scorpion.

13th Jan '17 11:31:58 AM KrspaceT
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* While made by the same company, ''Series/PrehistoricPark'' actually subverts this despite having giant bugs. Head Keeper Bob actually ''prefers'' that '' Arthropleura'' is a man sized millipede, as it's too big to actually sneak up on you and be scary. He outright calls it a proper animal.
11th Jan '17 2:51:16 PM Theriocephalus
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** In TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}} the original concept of the Tyranids was insects crossed with dinosaurs and while their look has developed more towards the latter they still retain a number of insectoid elements such as a HiveMind, swarms, Queens and their six limbs.
** In TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar Alarielle the Everqueen, Goddess of Life, rides into battle on the back of a Wardroth Beetle, a giant-sized combination of a stag beetle and a Hercules beetle.

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** In TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}} ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'', the original concept of the Tyranids was insects crossed with dinosaurs and while their look has developed more towards the latter they still retain a number of insectoid elements such as a HiveMind, swarms, Queens and their six limbs.
** In TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' the Forest Goblins frequently use giant spiders the size of St. Bernards as cavalry, as well as some the size of moving vans for their shamans and bosses to ride to war on. They also have Arachnarok Spiders, which carry catapults on their backs and are so big Games Workshop had to come up with a custom base for the model.
** In ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'',
Alarielle the Everqueen, Goddess of Life, rides into battle on the back of a Wardroth Beetle, a giant-sized combination of a stag beetle and a Hercules beetle.



* {{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.]]
* In the Fantasy version ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' the Forest Goblins frequently use giant spiders the size of St Bernards as cavalry, as well as some the size of moving vans for their shamans and bosses to ride to war on, and with them being updated to 8th edition, they now come with the Arachnarok Spider, that is so big Games Work Shop not only had to come up with a custom base for it, it has a catapult as a fairly cheap upgrade.

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* {{Mortasheen}} ''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.]]
* In the Fantasy version ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' the Forest Goblins frequently use giant spiders the size of St Bernards as cavalry, as well as some the size of moving vans for their shamans and bosses to ride to war on, and with them being updated to 8th edition, they now come with the Arachnarok Spider, that is so big Games Work Shop not only had to come up with a custom base for it, it has a catapult as a fairly cheap upgrade.
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10th Jan '17 10:56:22 PM DastardlyDemolition
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** ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' have UB-02 Beauty Pheromosa and UB-02 Absorption Buzzwole; the former is a StatuesqueStunner of a roach woman while the later is a massive mosquito man with a body that puts ComicBook/{{Superman}} to shame. They are not to be trifled with.
28th Dec '16 11:04:04 AM MiddleEighth
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*Encountered by the four in Gothmarik Citadel in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World''. Specifically, giant centipedesa whole roomful of the nasty things, swarming around a treasure chest. (Oh GOD, it's like a fuckin' ocean of legs! I'm gonna have crawly things in me nightmares for''ever''!) As the four are [[ActualPacifist Actual Pacifists]] and squashing them isn't an option (thereby defying this trope), George [[VoluntaryShapeshifting turns into]] a [[ScaledUp brass dragon]] and puts them to sleep so the others can move them aside.
13th Dec '16 6:39:07 AM Tron80
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* "Them" from ''ComicBook/{{Kingdom}}''.

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* "Them" from ''ComicBook/{{Kingdom}}''.Franchise/{{Superman}}: In an issue of ''Comicbook/KryptoniteNevermore'', Superman faces off against two rhino-sized ants. After the fight Superman notes that their size would have doomed them soon anyway.
11th Dec '16 1:50:33 PM Theriocephalus
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* Giant insects/arthropods were common from the Ordovician to the Carboniferous period, with foot long cockroaches, seagull-sized Dragonflies, 8 and a half-foot long millipedes and 3ft long Scorpions. Foot long versions of these survived into the Permian period. This was only possible because the oxygen in the atmosphere was almost ridiculously high at the time, 2-3 times today's. Bugs absorb oxygen through pits in their body, their size is strictly limited by the concentration of oxygen in the air.

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* Giant insects/arthropods were common from the Ordovician to the Carboniferous period, with foot long foot-long cockroaches, seagull-sized Dragonflies, dragonflies, 8 and a half-foot long millipedes and 3ft 3-foot long Scorpions. Foot long scorpions. Foot-long versions of these survived into the Permian period. This was only possible because the oxygen in the atmosphere was almost ridiculously high at the time, 2-3 times today's. Bugs Since arthropods absorb oxygen through pits small holes in their body, their size is strictly limited by the concentration of oxygen in the air.
28th Nov '16 5:48:52 AM shrinkingman2
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* Subverted in Michael Crighton's ''Micro''. The bugs are actually normal size, it's the humans who have been shrunk down to half an inch.

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* Subverted in Michael Crighton's ''Micro''. The bugs are actually normal size, it's the humans who have been shrunk down to half an inch. At one point one character is literally drawn and quartered by ants.


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** In Lindsay Gutteridge's Cold War in a Country Garden and its two sequels, Matthew Dilke is a quarter of an inch tall and meets up with regular sized ants, etc. At one point he grabs and cooks some cockroach eggs. At his size a cockroach might seem about 30 feet long.
22nd Nov '16 3:40:53 PM Nin10DillN64
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* The first two ''VideoGame/{{Sinjid}}'' games contained giant bugs as low to mid-level enemies. ''Battle Arena'' had the [[TheGoomba weakly]] Purple Critter and its [[PaletteSwap stronger variants]], the Metal-Tailed Moth and the Spirit Bug, while ''Shadow of the Warrior'' had the [[BeeAfraid Poison Wasp]], the first enemy to be found inside the Monster Portal.
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