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14th Aug '16 1:20:25 AM Doug86
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** Litterbug, one of [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} the Morlocks]], is a mutant who resembles a roach.

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** Litterbug, one of [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} [[ComicBook/XMen the Morlocks]], is a mutant who resembles a roach.
13th Aug '16 10:03:25 AM LadyJaneGrey
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** Marvel Boy, one of [[ComicBook/TheGreenGoblin Norman Osborn's]] henchmen during ''ComicBook/DarkReign'' is a Kree spliced with a roach.
** Medallion, an eccentric crime boss fought by the Punisher, wanted to create radioactive roaches. (The reason Frank regards him a joke - this plan never went anywhere.)
** Litterbug, one of the Morlocks, is a mutant who resembles a roach.
** Inheritor from Beyond is an old foe of the Hulk who is a normal roach mutated by the High Evolutionary.

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** Marvel Boy, one of [[ComicBook/TheGreenGoblin [[ComicBook/GreenGoblin Norman Osborn's]] henchmen during ''ComicBook/DarkReign'' is a Kree spliced with a roach.
** Medallion, an eccentric crime boss fought by the Punisher, ComicBook/ThePunisher, wanted to create radioactive roaches. (The reason Frank regards him a joke - this plan never went anywhere.)
** Litterbug, one of [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} the Morlocks, Morlocks]], is a mutant who resembles a roach.
** Inheritor from Beyond is an old foe of [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk the Hulk Hulk]] who is a normal roach mutated by the High Evolutionary.
13th Aug '16 10:01:50 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Heroic example (sort of) with ComicBook/AntMan, who used a swarm of roaches to fight an alien race called the Kulla in ''Tales to Astonish I 41#''
* In addition a lot of Marvel's [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain less formidable villains]] are associated with roaches:
** Marvel Boy, one of [[ComicBook/TheGreenGoblin Norman Osborn's]] henchmen during ''ComicBook/DarkReign'' is a Kree spliced with a roach.
** Medallion, an eccentric crime boss fought by the Punisher, wanted to create radioactive roaches. (The reason Frank regards him a joke - this plan never went anywhere.)
** Litterbug, one of the Morlocks, is a mutant who resembles a roach.
** Inheritor from Beyond is an old foe of the Hulk who is a normal roach mutated by the High Evolutionary.
** The original Pursuer is another creation of Kree experiments, a foe of [[ComicBook/{{Inhumans}} the Inhumans]]
13th Aug '16 9:30:24 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* The monstrous antagonist in the {{Spider Man}} graphic novel ''Hooky'' is something Mandy calls a "Tordenkakerlak" (Norwegian for "thunder cockroach"). Initially, it does appear as a giant - flying! - roach, but once Spidey manages to squish it, it turns into a [[SequentialBoss series of larger, more powerful monsters]], which aren't roach-like at all.
* ComicBook/HowardTheDuck had a foe called [[http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix/cockroac.htm the Cockroach]] in his second series, an ordinary roach who became a man-sized humanoid after exposure to [[ArtifactOfDoom the Cosmic Key]]. His EvilPlan was to use the Key to create an army of roach-men like himself to TakeOverTheWorld, but was outsmarted by Howard who trapped him with giant flypaper, doused him with industrial strength insecticide; after the Key was confiscated, he was he was [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice skewered by a bladed walking stick]] thrown by Howard's ally R. L. Haney, and was presumed dead. (He was not, [[LongBusRide but he has yet to return]].)

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* The monstrous antagonist in the {{Spider Man}} graphic novel ''Hooky'' is something Mandy calls a "Tordenkakerlak" [[EldritchAbomination "Tordenkakerlak"]] (Norwegian for "thunder cockroach"). Initially, it does appear as a giant - flying! - roach, but once Spidey manages to squish it, it turns into a [[SequentialBoss series of larger, more powerful monsters]], which aren't roach-like at all.
* ComicBook/HowardTheDuck had a foe called [[http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix/cockroac.htm the Cockroach]] in his second series, an ordinary roach who became a man-sized humanoid after exposure to [[ArtifactOfDoom the Cosmic Key]]. His EvilPlan was to use the Key to create an army of roach-men like himself to TakeOverTheWorld, but was outsmarted by Howard who trapped him with giant flypaper, doused him with industrial strength insecticide; after the Key was confiscated, he was he was [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice skewered by a bladed walking stick]] thrown by Howard's ally R. L. Haney, and was presumed dead. (He was not, [[LongBusRide [[LongBusTrip but he has yet to return]].)
13th Aug '16 9:29:10 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* The monstrous antagonist in the {{Spider Man}} graphic novel ''Hooky'' is something Mandy calls a "Tordenkakerlak" (Norwegian for "thunder cockroach"). Initially, it does appear as a giant - flying! - roach, but once Spidey manages to squish it, it turns into a [[SequentialBoss series of larger, more powerful monsters]], which aren't roach-like at all.
13th Aug '16 9:18:22 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Cockroach themed monsters appeared a few times in the [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks era of Marvel Monsters:]]
** In ''Adventure Into Terror #19'', a Hungarian mystic was hired to drive cockroaches from a village. Much like the town of Hamlin, they refused to pay, so he turned their children into roaches.
** ''Mystery Tales #1'': The Superroaches were roaches the size of elephants with human intelligence, who plotted to destroy humanity. An exterminator named Bill who was a FriendToBugs and often tried to prevent people from squashing them found out about this plan, and [[AesopCollateralDamage was "rewarded" by them by being turned into a half-man-half-roach.]] (He tried to alert humans of the plan by throwing notes out the window of his cell, but the ultimate result of the roaches' plan remains unknown.)
** ''Mystery Tales #22'': An exterminator named Bruno develops a chemical that he hopes will make roaches slightly bigger, and thus easier to root out. He makes one much, ''much'' bigger. It crushes him with its foot and escapes, it's current location unknown.
13th Aug '16 9:06:31 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* The Perilous Painter was originally a [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain joke villain]] who lucked out and found some [[ArtAttacker "magic paints"]], who was defeated by the Human Torch early in the heroes career. When he returned (quite a bit later) in {{Spider Man}}s comics, he had regained (and likely enhanced) his powers, and was now covered with roaches who he communicated with. Exactly where they came from and what purpose they served remains unknown.
13th Aug '16 8:56:30 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* ComicBook/HowardTheDuck had a foe called [[http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix/cockroac.htm the Cockroach]] in his second series, an ordinary roach who became a man-sized humanoid after exposure to [[ArtifactOfDoom the Cosmic Key]]. His EvilPlan was to use the Key to create an army of roach-men like himself to TakeOverTheWorld, but was outsmarted by Howard who trapped him with giant flypaper, doused him with industrial strength insecticide; after the Key was confiscated, he was he was [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice skewered by a bladed walking stick]] thrown by Howard's ally R. L. Haney, and was presumed dead. (He was not, [[LongBusRide but he has yet to return]].)
12th Aug '16 8:19:36 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'', Peter is used as "bait" to draw the shapeshifting monster out, which as already taken many demonic forms. Peter is nervous as it starts to approach, and tells himself he can deal with anything - then he panics when he sees it's a ''gigantic'' cockroach.
12th Aug '16 8:17:22 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* The true antagonist of the ''ComicBook/SheHulk'' graphic novel was a swarm of sentient roaches who could assume control of a human victim's body via OrificeInvasion to pose as human; they tries to use Shulkie as a host, destroying the SHIELD Helicarrier as part of their plan, but when deprived of any host at all, she smooshed them all in an OffscreenMomentOfAwesome; the story included a SequelHook hinting the plot would be expanded, but it never has.
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