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6th Feb '17 4:09:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/SpeciesII'': A disgraced former scientist speculates that the aliens operate like this, having wiped out all native life and destroyed the ecosystem on Mars billions of years ago and are now trying to do the same to Earth.

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* ''Film/SpeciesII'': A disgraced former scientist speculates that the aliens operate like this, having wiped out all native life and [[OnceGreenMars destroyed the ecosystem on Mars Mars]] billions of years ago and are now trying to do the same to Earth.
8th Jan '17 2:40:07 PM nombretomado
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* The UltimateMarvel version of Galactus combines this trope with PlanetEater. And this later becomes ''even worse'' when ComicBook/{{Galactus}} himself comes to the Ultimate Universe, and ''merges with his alternate selves''. So now you have a {{Planet Eat|er}}ing HordeOfAlienLocusts empowered by [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens cosmic magic]] that allows them to eat anything and everything, and eat it ''faster''.

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* The UltimateMarvel ComicBook/UltimateMarvel version of Galactus combines this trope with PlanetEater. And this later becomes ''even worse'' when ComicBook/{{Galactus}} himself comes to the Ultimate Universe, and ''merges with his alternate selves''. So now you have a {{Planet Eat|er}}ing HordeOfAlienLocusts empowered by [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens cosmic magic]] that allows them to eat anything and everything, and eat it ''faster''.
22nd Dec '16 2:49:16 PM AgProv
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* One of the end-of-the-world plagues to be delivered by a loving and forgiving God, as foretold in the ''Literature/BookOfRevelation'', is a plague of unearthly locust-like creatures which will come from nowhere and deliver potent stings, so painful and disfiguring that those who are stung will wish they were dead. This is a CallBack to the earlier plague of locusts visited upon Egypt by G-d, in the book of Exodus.
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19th Dec '16 1:06:09 PM skadooshbag
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A certain twist has become popular in recent years where it is implied that the Horde is itself desperately fleeing from something even worse.
10th Nov '16 10:45:07 PM ironcommando
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* [[https://swarmsim.github.io Swarm Simulator]] is an IdleGame where the player builds an empire of these. "Ascension" is performed by sending your units into space to find a new planet to start over.

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* [[https://swarmsim.''[[https://swarmsim.github.io Swarm Simulator]] Simulator]]'' is an IdleGame where the player builds an empire of these. "Ascension" is performed by sending your units into space to find a new planet to start over.
10th Nov '16 10:44:53 PM ironcommando
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* [[https://swarmsim.github.io Swarm Simulator]] is an IdleGame where the player builds an empire of these. "Ascension" is performed by sending your units into space to find a new planet to start over.
5th Nov '16 4:56:10 PM Harem-author
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* ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' has the titular lifeforms that exist only to devour any living thing they encounter and make more of themselves. However, the later games reveal, after Samus has hunted them to extinction, that they were ''deliberately artificially created to deal with a parasite that is even worse, and which the universe now has no defense against.'' [[NiceJobBreakingItHero OOPS!]]
5th Nov '16 4:35:11 PM Harem-author
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* The Garuda come across this way to the ''Manga/KnightsOfSidonia'', though their true end goal is not known. What is known is that they react with hostility to the lances that are their KryptoniteFactor, and attack anything that uses the power-source that most of Sidonia technology runs on.
4th Sep '16 9:33:03 PM Mullon
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---> "They're like locusts. They travel from planet to planet, their whole civilization. After they've consumed every natural resource they move on. And we're next."

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---> --> "They're like locusts. They travel from planet to planet, their whole civilization. After they've consumed every natural resource they move on. And we're next.""
** [[Film/IndependenceDayResurgence The sequel]] gives more specifics about what they're after: [[spoiler: they want to dig to the planet's center at harvest the molten core]]. The beginning of the movie shows the end result of one of their invasions, a planet that looks like a burnt and smashed egg shell.
21st Aug '16 7:05:18 PM thatother1dude
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* The gems of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' exist in a gray area between intelligent locusts and PlanetLooters: they come after planets to raid mineral resources ([[HostileTerraforming which seems to include a considerable portion of the planet's mass]]), but primarily use those resources to ''[[BizarreAlienReproduction reproduce]]'', thus adding to their (equivalent to) biomass. Their native culture has a monolithic focus on expansion, but this is still clearly a ''cultural'' trait which some have chosen to reject, even if this seemingly means losing all means to reproduce.



** There is also a Shen Gong Wu that releases a horde of stone locusts that luckily are solely herbivorous, but really quick at it. It was found in the episode in which the [[MonsterOfTheWeek once-appearing villain]] was a plant, not stoppable in any other way.
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