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14th Jun '18 9:15:18 AM AmuckCricetine
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* Spoofed in the ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' episode ''War is the H-Word'', where the enemy is a [[StarfishAliens race of bouncing balls]]. The episode ''Three Hundred Big Boys'' takes place after a Bug War against a planet of [[GiantSpider giant spiders]], with the resulting surplus being distributed among the populace. A planet of (presumably) [[AvertedTrope peaceful giant spiders]].

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* Spoofed in the ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' episode ''War "[[Recap/FuturamaS2E17WarIsTheHWord War is the H-Word'', H-Word]]", where the enemy is a [[StarfishAliens race of bouncing balls]]. The episode ''Three "[[Recap/FuturamaS4E16ThreeHundredBigBoys Three Hundred Big Boys'' Boys]]" takes place after a Bug War against a planet of [[GiantSpider giant spiders]], with the resulting surplus being distributed among the populace. A planet of (presumably) [[AvertedTrope peaceful giant spiders]].
10th Jun '18 6:22:40 AM nombretomado
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10th Jun '18 6:22:33 AM nombretomado
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24th May '18 5:29:53 PM TuefelHundenIV
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* ''VideoGame/EarthDefenseForce'': This is a key point of all the games in the franchise as the Earth is assailed by hordes of giant insects, alien robots, giant aliens, and flying saucers.
19th Apr '18 9:49:54 PM Hylarn
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* The manga ''Terra Formars'', a play on the word Terraforming, involves a notably stupid idea in which the governments of Earth, seeking to deal with dwindling resources on Earth, decide to send roaches and some fungus to Mars as a way to terraform it. Safe to say, 200 years later when they finally send humans up there to see if it works, the welcoming committee wasn't too pleased. The welcoming committee in question were made of sapient, 7 feet tall, humanoid roaches with huge, oogly eyeballs and equipped with supernatural speed, strength and a noticeable lack of anything resembling mercy, if the way they massacre the astronauts are any indication. [[spoiler:Especially interesting is the way they BaitAndSwitch protagonists. Not even the touching way they build up relationships in the first two chapters is any help considering they are all massacred. The second group is no better and the LoveInterest died almost immediately with only TWO survivors. The third and most current generation so far seem to be faring, somewhat well. Read:Half of them are already killed off.]]

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* The manga ''Terra Formars'', ''Manga/TerraFormars'', a play on the word Terraforming, involves a notably stupid idea in which the governments of Earth, seeking to deal with dwindling resources on Earth, decide to send roaches and some fungus to Mars as a way to terraform it. Safe to say, 200 years later when they finally send humans up there to see if it works, the welcoming committee wasn't too pleased. The welcoming committee in question were made of sapient, 7 feet tall, humanoid roaches with huge, oogly eyeballs and equipped with supernatural speed, strength and a noticeable lack of anything resembling mercy, if the way they massacre the astronauts are any indication. [[spoiler:Especially interesting is the way they BaitAndSwitch protagonists. Not even the touching way they build up relationships in the first two chapters is any help considering they are all massacred. The second group is no better and the LoveInterest died almost immediately with only TWO survivors. The third and most current generation so far seem to be faring, somewhat well. Read:Half of them are already killed off.]]
7th Apr '18 6:07:58 PM nombretomado
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* The [[http://urbanentomology.tamu.edu/ants/exotic_tx.cfm Crazy Rasberry Ants]] (no, [[IThoughtItMeant not a misspelling of "Raspberry,"]] but instead named for the first exterminator in Texas to tangle with them, [[http://crazyrasberryants.blogspot.com/ Tom Rasberry]]) are becoming a major problem in Texas. [[http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/5781180.html First introduced to Houston]] in 2002 via an infestation in a cargo ship, they have since spread to fifteen Texan counties and have reached [[http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/SA_becomes_home_to_crazy_ants_little_pests_that_pose_big_problems.html San Antonio]]. If you thought fire ants were bad, ''these'' bugs have the potential to be an ecological and civil disaster; not only do they infest areas by the ''billions'' (they have ''40 queens'' for every 1000 ants), nearly all pesticides are ineffective and they avoid baits. They've been known to irritate and drive off animals as well as take over honeybee hives and attack pollinating insects (''very'' bad for the ecosystem). Even ''worse'', they are attracted to electronics and will destroy computers, vehicle equipment, air conditioning, and just about anything using electricity. They've even threatened the NASA complex in Houston. As Tom Rasberry himself put it, "[[http://crazyrasberryants.blogspot.com/2009/07/usa-we-have-problem.html These ants pose a clear and present danger to our way of life, and the time for real action was years ago.]]"

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* The [[http://urbanentomology.tamu.edu/ants/exotic_tx.cfm Crazy Rasberry Ants]] (no, [[IThoughtItMeant [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant not a misspelling of "Raspberry,"]] but instead named for the first exterminator in Texas to tangle with them, [[http://crazyrasberryants.blogspot.com/ Tom Rasberry]]) are becoming a major problem in Texas. [[http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/5781180.html First introduced to Houston]] in 2002 via an infestation in a cargo ship, they have since spread to fifteen Texan counties and have reached [[http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/SA_becomes_home_to_crazy_ants_little_pests_that_pose_big_problems.html San Antonio]]. If you thought fire ants were bad, ''these'' bugs have the potential to be an ecological and civil disaster; not only do they infest areas by the ''billions'' (they have ''40 queens'' for every 1000 ants), nearly all pesticides are ineffective and they avoid baits. They've been known to irritate and drive off animals as well as take over honeybee hives and attack pollinating insects (''very'' bad for the ecosystem). Even ''worse'', they are attracted to electronics and will destroy computers, vehicle equipment, air conditioning, and just about anything using electricity. They've even threatened the NASA complex in Houston. As Tom Rasberry himself put it, "[[http://crazyrasberryants.blogspot.com/2009/07/usa-we-have-problem.html These ants pose a clear and present danger to our way of life, and the time for real action was years ago.]]"
10th Mar '18 4:23:39 PM Malady
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* One of the many, '''many''' conflicts that the Imperium of Man of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' infamy is embroiled in is a constant galaxy-wide Bug War with the Tyranids, a planet-eating HordeOfAlienLocusts who appear be biologically engineered, with some traits of now extinct species, suggesting they assimilate traits from devoured biomass.

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* One of the many, '''many''' conflicts that the Imperium of Man of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' infamy is embroiled in is a constant galaxy-wide Bug War with the Tyranids, a planet-eating HordeOfAlienLocusts who appear be biologically engineered, with some traits of now extinct species, suggesting they assimilate traits from devoured biomass.



* Space 4X games such as ''Franchise/MasterOfOrion'' will almost always characterise insectoid species as fast breeding, expansionist and aggressive, making bug wars almost inevitable during a game. These traits are often combined with penalties to science, bonuses to ground combat, and OrganicTechnology to keep things as close to the StarshipTroopers-inspired stereotype as possible.

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* Space 4X games such as ''Franchise/MasterOfOrion'' will almost always characterise insectoid species as fast breeding, expansionist and aggressive, making bug wars almost inevitable during a game. These traits are often combined with penalties to science, bonuses to ground combat, and OrganicTechnology to keep things as close to the StarshipTroopers-inspired Literature/StarshipTroopers-inspired stereotype as possible.
9th Mar '18 6:37:26 PM nombretomado
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* The TurboGrafx16 ''Cyber-Core'' has the twist that the protagonist fighting the insectoid invaders is a half-human, half-insect mashup.

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* The TurboGrafx16 UsefulNotes/TurboGrafx16 ''Cyber-Core'' has the twist that the protagonist fighting the insectoid invaders is a half-human, half-insect mashup.
7th Mar '18 5:40:37 PM nombretomado
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* The war against the Hive in ''TourOfTheMerrimack''. The Hive aren't precisely insectoid in appearance, but they fit in the sense of being an endless horde of mindless chitinous horrors which exist only to eat.

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* The war against the Hive in ''TourOfTheMerrimack''.''Literature/TourOfTheMerrimack''. The Hive aren't precisely insectoid in appearance, but they fit in the sense of being an endless horde of mindless chitinous horrors which exist only to eat.
5th Mar '18 9:32:05 PM darkemyst
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* While they may or may not be human in origin any fight with the Slaver wasps from ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' fits quite well. You have Warriors, which do the direct fighting, drones that do the enslaving ([[OrificeInvasion by flying into people's mouths]]), and the Queen, kept alive by a Hive Engine apparatus and rendered sessile from it. [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20120702 Except for newer models, that can chase down prey themselves.]]
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