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17th Jan '16 5:49:42 PM Dravencour
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Compare ToServeMan and the slightly less extreme (as in, they ''are'' intelligent and only want inorganic resources) PlanetLooters, and do not directly confuse them with InsectoidAliens and HiveMind, who may or may not be this trope. HordeOfAlienLocusts is a common way to set up a GuiltFreeExterminationWar or CreatureHunterOrganization, since it's a fight between a group that wants to eat everything and the groups that don't want to be eaten. Not necessarily related to GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere. Related to TheSwarm and PlanetaryParasite. The trope is based, of course, on real-life locusts, which can totally destroy vast areas as they madly consume whatever they can before starving back to a sustainable population size. However, locusts are not actually an example, as the trope involves forces, species, or technology acting in an exaggerated parallel of real-life locust behavior.
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Compare ToServeMan and the slightly less extreme (as in, they ''are'' intelligent and only want inorganic resources) PlanetLooters, and do not directly confuse them with InsectoidAliens and HiveMind, who may or may not be this trope. HordeOfAlienLocusts The Horde of Alien Locusts is a common way to set up a GuiltFreeExterminationWar or CreatureHunterOrganization, since it's a fight between a group that wants to eat everything and the groups that don't want to be eaten. Not necessarily related to GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere. Related to TheSwarm and PlanetaryParasite. The trope is based, of course, on real-life locusts, which can totally destroy vast areas as they madly consume whatever they can before starving back to a sustainable population size. However, locusts are not actually an example, as the trope involves forces, species, or technology acting in an exaggerated parallel of real-life locust behavior. \n
17th Jan '16 5:48:11 PM Dravencour
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Because the only purpose they have in life, the be-all and end-all of their existence, is their insatiable hunger, the conversion of all organic matter in the universe into more of them. They don't do diplomacy, because you don't bargain with lunch. This is, of course, always cause for a BugWar.
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Because the only purpose they have in life, the be-all and end-all of their existence, is [[HungryMenace their insatiable hunger, hunger]], the conversion of all organic matter in the universe into more of them. They don't do diplomacy, because you don't bargain with lunch. This is, of course, always cause for a BugWar.
8th Jan '16 5:00:17 PM nombretomado
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-->-- '''SpiderRobinson''', ''[[Literature/CallahansCrosstimeSaloon Callahan's Secret]]''
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-->-- '''SpiderRobinson''', '''Creator/SpiderRobinson''', ''[[Literature/CallahansCrosstimeSaloon Callahan's Secret]]''
7th Jan '16 4:28:55 PM nombretomado
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* The ''SpaceGhost'' comic miniseries has Zorak as the leader of a planet-ravaging horde of man-sized alien mantises.
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* The ''SpaceGhost'' ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost'' comic miniseries has Zorak as the leader of a planet-ravaging horde of man-sized alien mantises.
31st Dec '15 1:13:16 PM DarkHunter
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* The invading aliens in ''Film/IndependenceDay'' were either these or PlanetLooters. ** Given that President Whitmore was temporarily telepathically linked with the aliens, I'd take his word for it:
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* The invading aliens in ''Film/IndependenceDay'' were either these or PlanetLooters. ** Given that PlanetLooters. President Whitmore was temporarily telepathically linked with the aliens, I'd take his word for it:had this to say after a brief telepathic connection to one:
16th Nov '15 5:22:37 PM Prfnoff
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* The Eaters from ''ChimeraBeast'' are mindless aliens that eat everything organic to grow stronger, starting from their own planet. This time, though, [[VillainProtagonist you play as one of the Locusts]].
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* The Eaters from ''ChimeraBeast'' ''VideoGame/ChimeraBeast'' are mindless aliens that eat everything organic to grow stronger, starting from their own planet. This time, though, [[VillainProtagonist you play as one of the Locusts]].

* The titular ''{{Bio Metal}}s'' are said to be this in the game's intro.
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* ''VideoGame/BioMetal'': The titular ''{{Bio Metal}}s'' Bio Metals are said to be this in the game's intro.

* ''InfestedPlanet'' on Steam is a game where alien bugs are so numerous they flow like water.
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* ''InfestedPlanet'' ''Infested Planet'' on Steam UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} is a game where alien bugs are so numerous they flow like water.
10th Nov '15 2:43:06 PM Saber15
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* In the ''VideoGame/{{X}}-Universe'' games, the [[AIIsACrapshoot Xenon]] are the mechanical version: being rogue terraforming robots, their only purpose is to build more of themselves, and to "[[ColonyDrop terraform]]" everything in sight. They fit here from moonlighting as technological locusts as well. ''X3: Terran Conflict'' even calls them the greatest threat the galaxy has ever known due to their exponential rate of expansion and processing power.
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* In the ''VideoGame/{{X}}-Universe'' games, the [[AIIsACrapshoot Xenon]] are the mechanical version: being rogue terraforming robots, their only purpose is to [[RecursiveCreators build more of themselves, themselves]], and to "[[ColonyDrop terraform]]" everything in sight. They fit here from moonlighting as technological locusts as well. ''X3: Terran Conflict'' even calls them the greatest threat the galaxy has ever known due to their exponential rate of expansion and processing power.
4th Nov '15 8:28:04 PM Kimarous
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* The Frythans in ''SevenKingdoms'' even gain one of their primary resources, LifePoints, mostly by killing enemies, and it's required to breed more.
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* The Frythans in ''SevenKingdoms'' ''VideoGame/SevenKingdoms'' even gain one of their primary resources, LifePoints, mostly by killing enemies, and it's required to breed more.
29th Sep '15 11:29:34 PM DarkHunter
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* ''Series/StargateSG1'' has the Replicators, which are ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: they consume technology and matter to make more of themselves. However, the Asurans of ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' start getting called by the same name. While they ''work'' exactly like the Replicators, their goal isn't "tear stuff up to make more."
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* ''Series/StargateSG1'' has the Replicators, which are ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: they consume technology and matter to make more of themselves. However, Somewhat confusingly, the Asurans of ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' start getting called by are usually referred to as Replicators as well, despite not sharing anything with the same name. While they ''work'' exactly like the Replicators, original Replicators beyond having a similar construction design. Indeed, their goal isn't "tear stuff up is ''not'' to make more."create more of themselves: they're more like a fully-functioning, entirely mechanical civilization.
10th Sep '15 3:28:22 PM Dvandemon
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* We're eventually given a counterpart to [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens the Celestials]] in a form of these known simply as the Horde. Just as Celestials evaluate and cull planets whose lifeforms' evolution have grown too stagnant the Horde devours worlds where the variety represented by [[SingleSpecimenSpecies the Deviants]] is too rampant.
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