History Main / CreepyCockroach

26th Oct '17 9:00:19 AM darkpit06
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* The boat ride from ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory'' includes a giant cockroach flying through some trees.
21st Oct '17 11:51:56 AM DrNoPuma
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They crawl, they swarm, they eat leftover food, they stink, and they scatter when exposed to bright light ([[FromBadToWorse and some varieties can even]] ''[[FromBadToWorse fly]]''). Roaches are also incredibly hardy -- some being able to survive without food for about a month -- and very adaptable to many environments, preferably those that are warm and moist. Often times this is exaggerated in fiction in that they are able to survive a nuclear war (though roaches can withstand radiation poisoning for a long period of time, they are not immune to its effects). They're also used as a symbol of filth and decay in fiction.

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They crawl, they swarm, they eat leftover food, they stink, and they scatter when exposed to bright light ([[FromBadToWorse and some varieties can even]] ''[[FromBadToWorse fly]]''). Roaches are also incredibly hardy -- some being able to survive without food for about a month -- and very adaptable to many environments, preferably those that are warm and moist. Often times this is exaggerated in fiction in that they are able to survive a nuclear war (though roaches can withstand radiation poisoning for a long period of time, they are not immune to its effects). They're also used as a symbol of filth and decay in fiction.
fiction. They may be utilized by a PestController.


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* ''VideoGame/TinkerQuarry'' contains a small room filled with mechanical cockroach enemies. To make things worse, they actively chase after you instead of just wandering around like most other enemies. A sign near the room tells us that they are [[{{Jerkass}} Walter]]'s pets. Apparently, he's not just a sleazy shopkeeper, he's also a PestController.
2nd Jul '17 10:34:05 PM MagnusForce
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** In tropical north Queensland, these giant cockroaches are important members of the ecosystem as they mulch dead forest matter. So, quite an inversion in this case.

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** In tropical north Queensland, these giant cockroaches Australian Giant Burrowing Cockroaches are important members of the ecosystem as they mulch dead forest matter. So, quite an inversion in this case. Also notable for being the heaviest cockroach species at 35 grams.



** The [[GentleGiant Giant Cave Cockroaches]] are another popular pets for bug enthusiasts due to being non-invasive species and easy handling, they mulch dead forest matter too. The white-ish color and round appearance make them qualify as CreepyCute.

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** The [[GentleGiant Central American Giant Cave Cockroaches]] are another popular pets for bug enthusiasts due to being non-invasive species and easy handling, they mulch dead forest matter too. The white-ish color and round appearance make them qualify as CreepyCute.
29th Jun '17 10:33:48 AM Tacitus
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* If you don't play as a human faction in ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'', it's possible to encounter Earth in various stages of its existence as you explore the galaxy. One outcome is to find it as a [[AfterTheEnd Tomb World]] with nothing on it but irradiated ruins, craters, and pre-sentient coackroaches that are candidates for [[UpliftedAnimal uplifting]] into a client species.

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* If you don't play as a human faction in ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'', it's possible to encounter Earth in various stages of its existence development as you explore the galaxy. One outcome is to find it as a [[AfterTheEnd Tomb World]] with nothing on it but irradiated ruins, craters, and pre-sentient coackroaches cockroaches that are candidates for [[UpliftedAnimal uplifting]] into a client species.
18th Jun '17 8:24:06 AM Tacitus
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* ''TabletopGame/D20Modern: Urban Arcana'' has the Roach Thrall, which is nothing less than a giant bipedal coackroach [[PuppeteerParasite wearing a human body like a suit.]] They reproduce by [[FaceFullOfAlienWingWong using their host's sexual organs to inject their eggs into a victim during intercourse]], and within six to eight hours the newly-hatched Roach Thrall larva will have consumed its host's brain and taken over its body. They don't inherit any memories from their host, but Roach Thralls are intelligent enough to learn to speak (while in a human body) and try to blend into society to some extent, usually as street people with a disgusting hunger for garbage, or a weird "cult" that seeks to acquire more hosts to breed the next generation. If forced into combat, a Roach Thrall is likely to explode out of its human shell to fight in its more dangerous natural form, though this is a one-way process.



* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' has the Radroaches, giant cockroaches mutated by radiation. Don't let the size fool you however, as they are no match to anything.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' has the Radroaches, giant cockroaches mutated by radiation. Don't let They're still the size fool you however, weakest enemies in the series, though ''VideoGame/Fallout4'' made them more dangerous in that their puny bites cause radiation damage as they are no match to anything.well, which reduces your maximum total health until healed with [=RadAway=] or a doctor.


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* If you don't play as a human faction in ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'', it's possible to encounter Earth in various stages of its existence as you explore the galaxy. One outcome is to find it as a [[AfterTheEnd Tomb World]] with nothing on it but irradiated ruins, craters, and pre-sentient coackroaches that are candidates for [[UpliftedAnimal uplifting]] into a client species.
30th May '17 2:44:07 AM jayharrison
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* Subverted with one-shot characters the Roaches in ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'', who were three FunnyAnimal roaches. Not exactly creepy, except to Hampton, who finds ''all'' bugs creepy.

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* Subverted with one-shot characters the Roaches Roaches[[note]]voiced by a real-life folk trio named [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Roches The Roches]]--and [[PunnyName pronounced the same way]][[/note]] in ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'', who were three FunnyAnimal roaches. Not exactly creepy, except to Hampton, who finds ''all'' bugs creepy.
30th Mar '17 5:24:12 AM IlGreven
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* During a ''Series/BeakmansWorld'' segment dedicated to the cockroach, one gets out of the jar Liza was holding them in and crawls up her arm, freaking her out and ruining the take (though they did ThrowItIn for a laugh before doing Take 2).
17th Mar '17 12:01:47 PM erforce
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* Roaches hold the distinction of being the only monsters to appear in every entry of the ''VideoGame/ShadowHearts'' series, ''Koudelka'' included. As a GeniusBonus, they are called [[Literature/TheMetamorphosis Gregor]] in both ''Covenant'' and ''From the New World''.

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* Roaches hold the distinction of being the only monsters to appear in every entry of the ''VideoGame/ShadowHearts'' series, ''Koudelka'' ''VideoGame/{{Koudelka}}'' included. As a GeniusBonus, they are called [[Literature/TheMetamorphosis Gregor]] in both ''Covenant'' and ''From the New World''.
11th Mar '17 6:09:55 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Subverted with one-shot characters the Roaches in ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'', who were three FunnyAnimal roaches. Not exactly creepy, except to Hampton, who finds ''all'' bugs creepy.
8th Feb '17 9:40:51 AM AtticusOmundson
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[[caption-width-right:250:Those are some bad roaches.]]

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[[caption-width-right:250:Those [[caption-width-right:250:[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKb3ueekJW0 Those are some bad roaches.]]
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