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2nd Sep '17 11:49:34 PM Theriocephalus
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* Kickback, Bombshell, and Shrapnel from ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' are all Decepticons that can turn into insects.
** ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' had Inferno show up in the second season for the Predacons. Beast form, giant ant. Robot form, giant ant-headed robot whose abdomen turned into a [[KillItWithFire flamethrower]]. Best known for thinking he was ''actually'' an ant, referring to their ship (and at first, just his pod) as "the colony," and referring to [[BigBad Megatron]] as "[[CrowningMomentOfFunny my queen]]."
*** A majority of the Predacons took on insect or arthropod modes.

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* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'':
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Kickback, Bombshell, and Shrapnel from ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' are all Decepticons that can turn into insects.
** ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' had Inferno show up in the second season for the Predacons. Beast form, giant ant. Robot form, giant ant-headed robot whose abdomen turned into a [[KillItWithFire flamethrower]]. Best known for thinking he was ''actually'' an ant, referring to their ship (and at first, just his pod) as "the colony," and referring to [[BigBad Megatron]] as "[[CrowningMomentOfFunny my queen]]."
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queen]]". A majority of the Predacons also took on insect or arthropod modes.


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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': [[VoluntaryShapeshifting Changelings]] naturally resemble insectoid equines the size of ponies, but Pharynx specifically shows a preference for adopting a massive form resembling a cross between a spider, a fly and a tank when he needs to fight or intimidate someone else.
15th Aug '17 9:52:00 PM Dingbot
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* ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'' has several of these, most notably the building-sized woodlice known as the Ohmu. While they can be unbelievably dangerous when provoked, they're usually quite docile & even kindly, with the Ohmu being portrayed as extremely wise, {{Gentle Giant}}s, akin to terrestrial whales.

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* ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'' has several of these, most notably the building-sized woodlice known as the Ohmu. While they can be unbelievably dangerous when provoked, they're usually quite docile & and even kindly, with the Ohmu being portrayed as extremely wise, wise {{Gentle Giant}}s, akin to terrestrial whales.
6th Aug '17 2:34:13 PM Sharlee
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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.

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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 Jul '17 11:45:31 AM MagnusForce
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* While not the size of the Paleozoic behemoths mentioned above, the Triassic [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titanoptera Titanopterans]] are massive insects by anyone's standards. These carnivorous mantis-like insects could have wingspans as long as 14 inches and were probably carnivorous.
10th Jul '17 8:03:02 AM BeerBaron
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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' has Chaurus, which are large, corrosive acid spitting, subterranean insects often found domesticated by the [[TheMorlocks Falmer]], who use their chitin to craft weapons and armor. Like a cicada, when it reaches the end of its life cycle its body gives birth to a Chaurus Hunter, which is a more dangerous winged variety.

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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** Giant spiders are a common enemy creature in several games in the series. They are often venomous and are capable of [[AllWebbedUp trapping human-sized prey in their webs]] (and in one case, even a ''woolly mammoth'').
** Land Dreughs appear in several games, and are basically large, vicious, humanoid crabs. They are a temporary form of the typical aquatic Dreugh (who more closely resemble [[FishPeople humanoid octopi]]), and come onto land to breed. They possess a natural [[ShockAndAwe shock attack]] and have been known to cocoon their victims to serve as food for their young.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]''
has Chaurus, which are large, corrosive acid spitting, subterranean insects often found domesticated by the [[TheMorlocks Falmer]], who use their Chaurus chitin to craft weapons and armor. Like a cicada, when it a Chaurus reaches the end of its life cycle cycle, its body gives birth to a Chaurus Hunter, which is a more dangerous winged variety.
9th Jul '17 5:46:31 PM Kooshmeister
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* Its [[NeverTrustATitle nonsensical title]] aside, the Canadian ''Film/{{Alien}} cash-in ''Film/BlueMonkey'' deals with giant insects running amok in an AbandonedHospital.

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* Its [[NeverTrustATitle nonsensical title]] aside, the Canadian ''Film/{{Alien}} ''Film/{{Alien}}'' cash-in ''Film/BlueMonkey'' deals with giant insects running amok in an AbandonedHospital.
9th Jul '17 5:45:51 PM Kooshmeister
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* Its [[NeverTrustATitle nonsensical title]] aside, the Canadian ''Film/{{Alien}} cash-in ''Film/BlueMonkey'' deals with giant insects running amok in an AbandonedHospital.
27th Jun '17 8:25:44 PM Theriocephalus
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** Numerous giant insects have appeared over the years, including bees, wasps, and ticks, as well as creatures like the man scorpion (a sort of scorpionic centaur) and the formians, a race of Law-aligned Outsiders in the form of human-sized ants.

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** Numerous giant insects have appeared over the years, including bees, wasps, and ticks, as well as creatures like the man scorpion manscorpion (a sort of scorpionic centaur) and the formians, a race of Law-aligned Outsiders in the form of human-sized ants.
27th Jun '17 8:25:09 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Dungeons & Dragons]]'' has had many giant insects over the years, including bees, wasps, and ticks.
** And manscorpion (sort of scorpionic centaur). And the antlike formians.
** The thri-kreen of TabletopGame/DarkSun are a desert-dwelling nomadic race of mantis-men. Many of them have [[PsychicPowers psionic abilities.]]

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* ''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Dungeons & Dragons]]'' has had many ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':
** Numerous
giant insects have appeared over the years, including bees, wasps, and ticks.
** And manscorpion (sort
ticks, as well as creatures like the man scorpion (a sort of scorpionic centaur). And centaur) and the antlike formians.
formians, a race of Law-aligned Outsiders in the form of human-sized ants.
** The thri-kreen of TabletopGame/DarkSun ''TabletopGame/DarkSun'' are a desert-dwelling nomadic race of mantis-men. Many of them have [[PsychicPowers psionic abilities.]]



* ''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]]!"

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* ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken'' has the ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken'':
** 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]]!"



* ''TabletopGame/BleakWorld'' has Wereroaches, which are one of the only 2 werbeasts that can change at will (the other being werewolves) their beast form is a six foot tall cockroach, it is repeatedly noted that they are likely the strongest breed of werebeast, having the ability to fly and lift hundreds of times their own weight.

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* ''TabletopGame/BleakWorld'' has Wereroaches, which are one of the only 2 two werbeasts that can change at will (the other being werewolves) their werewolves). Their beast form is a six foot tall cockroach, and it is repeatedly noted that they are likely the strongest breed of werebeast, having the ability to fly and lift hundreds of times their own weight.
18th Jun '17 5:52:21 PM f
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** It also features giant dragonflies, which seem to fill a similar ecological niche to medium-sized birds of prey-including being used for hunting.
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