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10th Jul '17 4:59:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* One of the best known examples is the titular creatures of the ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' films, although to call them "bugs" would be inaccurate given their... [[BodyHorror unique nature]]. The Aliens are freakishly inhuman, and are even mistakenly referred to as "bugs" in ''Film/{{Aliens}}'', which was widely inspired by ''Literature/StarshipTroopers''. Here, the [[EyelessFace facelessness]] of the Aliens also added to their scariness. In ''Aliens'', Hudson even asks "Is this gonna be a standup fight, sir, or another bughunt?" before going on the ill-fated mission to LV-426. Also, the Marines have a logo on their landing craft that depicts an eagle with boots stomping on an insect, with the tag line "Bugstompers - We endanger species".

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* One of the best known examples is the titular creatures of the ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' films, although to call them "bugs" would be inaccurate given their... [[BodyHorror [[BizarreAlienBiology unique nature]]. The Aliens are freakishly inhuman, and are even mistakenly referred to as "bugs" in ''Film/{{Aliens}}'', which was widely inspired by ''Literature/StarshipTroopers''. Here, the [[EyelessFace facelessness]] of the Aliens also added to their scariness. In ''Aliens'', Hudson even asks "Is this gonna be a standup fight, sir, or another bughunt?" before going on the ill-fated mission to LV-426. Also, the Marines have a logo on their landing craft that depicts an eagle with boots stomping on an insect, with the tag line "Bugstompers - We endanger species".
1st Jun '17 2:33:53 PM Dontfollowmeman
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* In ''Anime/GargantiaOnTheVerdurousPlanet'' the part of the human race that fled the earth to escape from a new ice age fights a desperate battle against the Hideauze, giant superpowered squid-like creatures. [[spoiler: Turns out, the Hideauze are a mutated and space-living version of the whale squids still living on the OceanPunk earth, who in turn are genetically modified and nanobot equipped humans.]]
26th May '17 2:41:39 PM MyFinalEdits
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%% * Marvel's ComicBook/{{Annihilation}} [[CrisisCrossover event]].
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26th May '17 7:42:41 AM chilled0ut
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* Marvel's ''ComicBook/{{Annihilation}}'' [[CrisisCrossover event]] involved several space-based heroes forming TheAlliance to battle the [[TheHorde Annihilation Wave]], an army of alien insects whose signature move was the ZergRush. It was initially thought that their goal was simple expansion of territory, [[spoiler:but it was eventually revealed that their leader, [[EvilOverlord Annihilus]], was an OmnicidalManiac.]]
7th May '17 3:59:18 PM nombretomado
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** The insectile design the xenomorphs from the ''Alien'' series [[FollowTheLeader strongly influenced]] the third edition Tyranids of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', the Zerg of ''StarCraft'' and the Brood of ''Comicbook/XMen''.

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** The insectile design the xenomorphs from the ''Alien'' series [[FollowTheLeader strongly influenced]] the third edition Tyranids of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', the Zerg of ''StarCraft'' ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' and the Brood of ''Comicbook/XMen''.
7th May '17 3:56:43 PM nombretomado
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* The conflict between the Terrans and the Zerg in the {{RTS}} game ''StarCraft'' is a classic Bug War. From this came the classic ZergRush.

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* The conflict between the Terrans and the Zerg in the {{RTS}} game ''StarCraft'' ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' is a classic Bug War. From this came the classic ZergRush.
23rd Apr '17 10:10:18 AM nombretomado
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* [[AllThereInTheManual In the backstory]] of ''SwordOfTheStars'', first contact for humanity ([[AncientAstronauts in modern times]]) were with the Hivers, a race of intelligent InsectoidAliens, and it was hostile. The battle was more a case of a Hiver fleet [[DeathFromAbove bombarding Earth from orbit]] until humanity's combined nuclear missile stockpile chased them off. It became subverted when humanity reached to the stars and started merrily killing every Hiver they came across in revenge: The Hivers (like humans) aren't united, and Earth had essentially been hit by a Hiver equivalent of TheRemnant. By the time humanity sued for peace over the misunderstanding, they had already pissed off several (otherwise innocent) Hiver clans with (from their POV) unprovoked attacks. Human/Hiver relations are described as somewhat chilly as a result. The Hivers also differ from typical insects in that, besides Queens and Princesses, they also have high-ranking males called Princes, who are the fathers and generals of the clans. According to a short story by the game's writer, a lower-ranking male Hiver can earn his Prince wings by merit, but many are simply born Princes. Thanks to BizarreAlienBiology a promoted Prince is still born a Prince, [[http://swordofthestars.wikia.com/wiki/Hiver_Reincarnation their mind is reborn in a Prince morph body.]]

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* [[AllThereInTheManual In the backstory]] of ''SwordOfTheStars'', ''VideoGame/SwordOfTheStars'', first contact for humanity ([[AncientAstronauts in modern times]]) were with the Hivers, a race of intelligent InsectoidAliens, and it was hostile. The battle was more a case of a Hiver fleet [[DeathFromAbove bombarding Earth from orbit]] until humanity's combined nuclear missile stockpile chased them off. It became subverted when humanity reached to the stars and started merrily killing every Hiver they came across in revenge: The Hivers (like humans) aren't united, and Earth had essentially been hit by a Hiver equivalent of TheRemnant. By the time humanity sued for peace over the misunderstanding, they had already pissed off several (otherwise innocent) Hiver clans with (from their POV) unprovoked attacks. Human/Hiver relations are described as somewhat chilly as a result. The Hivers also differ from typical insects in that, besides Queens and Princesses, they also have high-ranking males called Princes, who are the fathers and generals of the clans. According to a short story by the game's writer, a lower-ranking male Hiver can earn his Prince wings by merit, but many are simply born Princes. Thanks to BizarreAlienBiology a promoted Prince is still born a Prince, [[http://swordofthestars.wikia.com/wiki/Hiver_Reincarnation their mind is reborn in a Prince morph body.]]
16th Apr '17 12:36:38 PM nombretomado
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* So many video games. ''Galaga'', ''Defender'', ''Silpheed'' ([=PS2=]) to name just a few. Even ''SpaceInvaders'' are buglike.

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* So many video games. ''Galaga'', ''Defender'', ''Silpheed'' ([=PS2=]) to name just a few. Even ''SpaceInvaders'' ''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders'' are buglike.
5th Mar '17 5:49:02 PM StarSword
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* ''Franchise/StarTrek'': The Borg were originally intended to be a bug race. They ended up as humanoid cyborgs largely because it was easier on the special effects budget. They retained many aspects of this trope though. They've got the HiveMind, and although they do have faces, they're always set in a soulless blank stare.

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* ''Franchise/StarTrek'': ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': The Borg were originally intended to be a bug race. race, the bluegill parasites featured in "Conspiracy". They ended up as humanoid cyborgs largely because it was easier on the special effects budget.budget, making the Borg conflict a RobotWar instead. They retained many aspects of this trope though. They've got the HiveMind, and although they do have faces, they're always set in a soulless blank stare.
3rd Feb '17 7:21:54 PM SonSon
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* The Chimera Ant arc of ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' is a different version of a Bug War involving the eponymous insects, which mostly resemble [[MixAndMatchCritter insect-human-another-animal hybrids]] because of the Queen's [[BizarreAlienReproduction method of reproduction]] (eating other species). The Ants acquire intelligence and individuality from humans, which conflicts with the HiveCasteSystem and HiveMind of the species. As such, many Ants leave to become leaders themselves or side with the humans to defeat the King. Yet, [[spoiler:a [[NukeEm poisonous explosion]] is used to kill the King in the end]].
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