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4th Apr '16 11:02:27 PM superkeijikun
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* The ''VideoGame/EarthDefenseForce'' series feature giant bugs as common enemies. ''VideoGame/EarthDefenseForceInsectArmageddon'', in particular, centers around wiping out massive insectoids.
29th Feb '16 12:32:25 PM Morgenthaler
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* An [[RecycledPremise almost identical plot]] is used in the ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode "Nemesis".
** The Xindi Insectoids from ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' are basically giant sapient ants.
** Subverted in ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' with Species 8472, who [[spoiler: have a mind very similar to humans'. It's just the appearance difference which led to conflict (and the fact that their first contact was with [[TheVirus the Borg]])]]
** 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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* An [[RecycledPremise almost identical plot]] is used in the ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode "Nemesis".
** The Xindi Insectoids from ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' are basically giant sapient ants.
''Series/StarTrekVoyager'':
** Subverted in ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' the episode "Nemesis". Chakotay crashes on a jungle planet and becomes involved in a guerrilla war against crab-faced aliens after seeing the atrocities they commit against the helpless human-looking aliens. Turns out he was actually brainwashed by the nice-looking aliens, and the ugly-looking aliens were the ones trying to save him.
** Subverted
with Species 8472, who [[spoiler: have a mind very similar to humans'. It's just the appearance difference which led to conflict (and the fact that their first contact was with [[TheVirus the Borg]])]]
** * The Xindi Insectoids from ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' are basically giant sapient ants.
* ''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.
16th Feb '16 8:32:07 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* ''LostPlanet'' has the ferocious Akrid, whom range from tiny fliers to massive worms and {{Eldritch Abomination}}s. They were strong enough to completely ruin mankind's first colonization attempt on their native planet, which eventually led to the wars seen in the main story of ''Extreme Condition''.

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* ''LostPlanet'' has the ferocious Akrid, whom range from tiny fliers to massive worms and {{Eldritch Abomination}}s.enormous {{Kaiju}}s. They were strong enough to completely ruin mankind's first colonization attempt on their native planet, which eventually led to the wars seen in the main story of ''Extreme Condition''.
8th Jan '16 12:50:43 PM nombretomado
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* The primary enemy of the second ''{{Spellsinger}}'' book, ''The Hour at the Gate'', are the Plated Folk, insectoid invaders. Given this is a world of anthropomorphic mammals and birds, the insect invaders are seen as truly horrible, although that doesn't stop the heroes from allying with the Spinners, giant sapient spiders.

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* The primary enemy of the second ''{{Spellsinger}}'' ''Literature/{{Spellsinger}}'' book, ''The Hour at the Gate'', are the Plated Folk, insectoid invaders. Given this is a world of anthropomorphic mammals and birds, the insect invaders are seen as truly horrible, although that doesn't stop the heroes from allying with the Spinners, giant sapient spiders.
8th Jan '16 5:25:04 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Subverted in ''SpiderRiders.'' This trope is clearly how the humans ''see'' the Invectids, but the Invectids are actually individuals with hopes and dreams and families of their own, who believe they're fighting for a good cause. The Invectids unfortunately don't realize that their leader is an [[spoiler:OmnicidalManiac]]. Also subverted since the humans are, per the title, riding around on giant sapient spiders who are completely sympathetic.

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* Subverted in ''SpiderRiders.''Anime/SpiderRiders.'' This trope is clearly how the humans ''see'' the Invectids, but the Invectids are actually individuals with hopes and dreams and families of their own, who believe they're fighting for a good cause. The Invectids unfortunately don't realize that their leader is an [[spoiler:OmnicidalManiac]]. Also subverted since the humans are, per the title, riding around on giant sapient spiders who are completely sympathetic.
2nd Jan '16 11:08:58 AM ImpudentInfidel
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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.

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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]].
18th Dec '15 12:21:25 PM Doug86
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* FallingSkies: The bug like alien race are the ones using the most advance tech, along with biological technologies.

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* FallingSkies: ''Series/FallingSkies'': The bug like alien race are the ones using the most advance tech, along with biological technologies.
15th Dec '15 12:14:55 PM nombretomado
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** Those who fled to the southwestern desert of Silithus would become the Qiraji, who would later war with the Night Elves in the War of the Shifting Sands. The Qiraji were largely successful until they make the mistake of attacking the Caverns of Time, which would the draw the Bronze, Red, Green, and Blue dragonflights into the war. With their dragon allies, the Night Elves were able to force the Qiraji back behind the walls of their capital of Ahn'Qiraj and seal them there. Players would later raid Ahn'Qiraj in ''WorldOfWarcraft'' when the Qiraji started successfully reaching beyond the walls again.

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** Those who fled to the southwestern desert of Silithus would become the Qiraji, who would later war with the Night Elves in the War of the Shifting Sands. The Qiraji were largely successful until they make the mistake of attacking the Caverns of Time, which would the draw the Bronze, Red, Green, and Blue dragonflights into the war. With their dragon allies, the Night Elves were able to force the Qiraji back behind the walls of their capital of Ahn'Qiraj and seal them there. Players would later raid Ahn'Qiraj in ''WorldOfWarcraft'' ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' when the Qiraji started successfully reaching beyond the walls again.
29th Nov '15 1:05:43 PM Zuxtron
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** In the season 5 finale, [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E25TheCutieRemarkPart1 "The Cutie Remark"]], we get to see a BadFuture where said invasion succeeded. The [[LastBastion last bastion of ponykind]] is a small village in the Everfree Forest, led by Zecora. The last we see of them is Chrysalis finding their village and attacking with an army far greater than that of the rebellion.
14th Nov '15 5:01:39 PM nombretomado
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* The Invid in ''{{Robotech}}: New Generation/Genesis Climber MOSPEADA'' with their hive structure, buggish mecha, and slug-like appearance (until they started making human ones that look like supermodels, anyway).

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* The Invid in ''{{Robotech}}: ''Anime/{{Robotech}}: New Generation/Genesis Climber MOSPEADA'' with their hive structure, buggish mecha, and slug-like appearance (until they started making human ones that look like supermodels, anyway).
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