History Main / BugWar

26th Aug '16 9:01:08 AM Cuddles
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* 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.
24th Jul '16 2:32:59 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* BillBailey's song "Insect Nation" has the insects declaring war on humanity and enslaving them in revenge for [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters humankind's]] [[GreenAesop destruction of the natural world]].

to:

* BillBailey's Music/BillBailey's song "Insect Nation" has the insects declaring war on humanity and enslaving them in revenge for [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters humankind's]] [[GreenAesop destruction of the natural world]].
12th Jul '16 9:18:33 AM WillKeaton
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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".\\
\\
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''.

to:

* 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".\\
\\
species".
**
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''.
12th Jul '16 9:17:41 AM WillKeaton
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* [[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]].

to:

* [[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]].body.]]
3rd Jul '16 2:07:09 PM Discar
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The second season finale of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' features the Changelings, insectoid ponies with the ability to change their forms, [[OutsideContextVillain appearing out of nowhere]] to consume the love created from the wedding.

to:

* The second season finale of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' features the Changelings, insectoid ponies with the ability to change their forms, [[OutsideContextVillain [[OutsideContextProblem appearing out of nowhere]] to consume the love created from the wedding.
25th Jun '16 4:18:37 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''{{Bionicle}}'' has had two: one against the prematurely released Bohrok hordes on the island of Mata Nui and another against the [[GiantSpider Visorak]]. The Visorak would eventually be wiped out during the Karda Nui arc when the artifact that called them together is brought onto a volatile volcanic island.

to:

* ''{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' has had two: one against the prematurely released Bohrok hordes on the island of Mata Nui and another against the [[GiantSpider Visorak]]. The Visorak would eventually be wiped out during the Karda Nui arc when the artifact that called them together is brought onto a volatile volcanic island.
25th Jun '16 12:04:12 PM Prfnoff
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''LostPlanet'' has the ferocious Akrid, whom range from tiny fliers to massive worms and 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''.

to:

* ''LostPlanet'' ''VideoGame/LostPlanet'' has the ferocious Akrid, whom range from tiny fliers to massive worms and 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''.



* Used and subverted in VideoGame/AlienSyndrome, the truth was revealed that in the end, the alien queen was very much capable of human thought and emotions and that the reason for the bugs/aliens was due to a failed experiment and that the entire war was a means of an elaborate [[DeathSeeker suicide]] as she can't take the fact of being the sole survivor of a civilization that was driven to extinction.

to:

* Used and subverted in VideoGame/AlienSyndrome, ''VideoGame/AlienSyndrome'', the truth was revealed that in the end, the alien queen was very much capable of human thought and emotions and that the reason for the bugs/aliens was due to a failed experiment and that the entire war was a means of an elaborate [[DeathSeeker suicide]] as she can't take the fact of being the sole survivor of a civilization that was driven to extinction.



* ''TheConduit'' appears to be one of these. Later, it is revealed that they're actually clones as part of a secret GovernmentConspiracy run by aliens. It's played straight in ''{{Conduit 2}}''.

to:

* ''TheConduit'' ''VideoGame/TheConduit'' appears to be one of these. Later, it is revealed that they're actually clones as part of a secret GovernmentConspiracy run by aliens. It's played straight in ''{{Conduit ''VideoGame/{{Conduit 2}}''.
10th Jun '16 12:30:24 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The Invid in ''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).

to:

* The Invid Invid/Inbit in ''Anime/{{Robotech}}: The New Generation/Genesis Climber MOSPEADA'' Generation[=/=]Anime/GenesisClimberMospeada'' with their hive structure, buggish mecha, and slug-like appearance (until they started making human ones that look like supermodels, anyway).
3rd Jun '16 10:00:26 AM Doug86
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The ongoing ''Literature/SwarmOnTheSomme'' story series from Website/AlternateHistoryDotCom features the nigh invincible [[HordeOfAlienLocusts insect-like]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Grex]] invading Earth and waging war against humanity... ''[[OhCrap during the first few months]] of UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne !''

to:

* The ongoing ''Literature/SwarmOnTheSomme'' story series from Website/AlternateHistoryDotCom features the nigh invincible [[HordeOfAlienLocusts insect-like]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Grex]] invading Earth and waging war against humanity... ''[[OhCrap during the first few months]] of UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne !''UsefulNotes/WorldWarI!''
2nd Jun '16 9:03:25 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* So many video games. ''Galaga'', ''Defender'', ''Silpheed'' (PS2) to name just a few. Even ''SpaceInvaders'' are buglike.

to:

* So many video games. ''Galaga'', ''Defender'', ''Silpheed'' (PS2) ([=PS2=]) to name just a few. Even ''SpaceInvaders'' are buglike.
This list shows the last 10 events of 123. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.BugWar