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11th May '16 1:04:39 PM LinTaylor
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** ''Series/KamenRiderBlade'' has the Riders Blade (rhinoceros beetle) and Garren (stag beetle). They're usually allies (with Garren even being TheMentor) but circumstances and [[PoorCommunicationKills poor communication]] keep pitting them against each other.

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** ''Series/KamenRiderBlade'' has the Riders Blade (rhinoceros beetle) and Garren (stag beetle). They're usually allies (with Garren even being TheMentor) but circumstances and [[PoorCommunicationKills poor communication]] keep pitting them against each other. Instead of a ladybug, the other two Riders are praying mantis and spider-themed.
11th May '16 1:03:34 PM LinTaylor
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*** The unused "Hexagon" concept for ''Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm'' would have added an American-original ladybug Ranger to the Thunder Rangers so they would be on equal footing with the Wind Rangers.
11th May '16 12:59:26 PM LinTaylor
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** ''Series/KamenRiderBlade'' has the Riders Blade (rhinoceros beetle) and Garren (stag beetle). They're usually allies (with Garren even being TheMentor) but circumstances and [[PoorCommunicationKills poor communication]] keep pitting them against each other.
6th Feb '16 9:41:56 PM DragonRanger
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** Averted in ''Anime/DigimonFrontier''. One of the heroes has kabutomushi-themed forms Blitzmon (Beetlemon in the dub) and Bolgmon ([=MetalKabuterimon=]), but he has no kuwaga-themed counterpart. The Digimon his power comes from, [=AncientBeetlemon=], has features of both, however.
*** In the broader franchise, [=AncientBeetlemon=] is the MonsterProgenitor of both the Kabuterimon and Kuwagamon lines.

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** Averted in ''Anime/DigimonFrontier''. One of the heroes has kabutomushi-themed forms Blitzmon (Beetlemon in the dub) and Bolgmon ([=MetalKabuterimon=]), but he has no kuwaga-themed counterpart. The Digimon his power comes from, [=AncientBeetlemon=], has features of both, however.
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however; and in the broader franchise, franchise [=AncientBeetlemon=] is the MonsterProgenitor of both the Kabuterimon and Kuwagamon lines.



** ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'': Double and Accel, initially rivals and later allies, own black and red Stag Phones and all-blue Beetle Phone, respectively. The Riders themselves also carry a bit of the motif; as they have letters W and A on their helmets patterned after the beetles.

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** ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'': Double and Accel, initially rivals and later allies, own black and red Stag Phones and all-blue Beetle Phone, respectively. The Riders themselves also carry a bit of the motif; as they have letters W and A on their helmets patterned after that are styled in a way that invokes the beetles.two horn/one horn visual.


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** ''Series/KamenRiderGhost'': While not explicitly bug-themed, Kamen Riders Ghost and Specter have similar-yet-different Rider forms with one difference being that Ghost has one prominent horn on his helmet while Specter has two. They're another example of rivals turning into allies.


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* In ''VideoGame/YokaiWatch'', Beetler ("Kuwanobushi" in Japan) and Rhinoggin ("Musha Kabuto") are described as being both Types A and B; with a friendly rivalry rather than an antagonistic one.
10th Dec '15 11:39:50 PM Ghostninja109
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*** In the broader franchise, [=AncientBeetlemon=] is the MonsterProgenitor of both the Kabuterimon and Kuwagamon lines.
11th Oct '15 10:41:18 PM nanakiro
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* The Mechabuton MiniMecha in the first ''Anime/TimeBokan'' was based on the Kabutomushi and had a smaller ladybug mini-carrier, but didn't have anything Kuwagatta related. Acts as more of a Type C since the Kuwagatta mecha was made long after the Mechabuton had been put out of commission.
11th Oct '15 10:33:33 PM nanakiro
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* ''Videogame/ShowByRock'' has this in the form of Kabutomoaki and Kuwagatatsuya, two members of the band Dropout Sensei. Due to their status as childhood friends, they firmly fit in the Type A category. They also have a third member (Tentomutsumi) that represents the "ladybug" part of the motif, despite being more of a beetle "brother" than a beetle "sister".
28th Sep '15 7:54:38 PM HyperEmerson
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* Kabutomushi from ''Manga/{{Arachnid}}'' is a rare example of a female with the rhino beetle theme instead of the ladybug one. She wields a "Kabuto Horn" spear and has armor implanted within her body to befit her motif. Curiously, no character with a stag beetle theme has been introduced either in ''Arachnid'' or ''Caterpillar''.

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* Kabutomushi from ''Manga/{{Arachnid}}'' is a rare example of a female with the rhino beetle theme instead of the ladybug one. She wields a "Kabuto Horn" spear and has armor implanted within her body to befit her motif. Curiously, no character In the prequel ''Caterpillar'', four people with a stag beetle Kuwagata theme has been are introduced either in ''Arachnid'' or ''Caterpillar''.as opponents to her.
14th Sep '15 3:38:13 PM Everzwijn
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* The recently added "Soldier Beetle" in ''The Monster Girl Encyclopedia'' could count as this towards itself, more specifically, the "Scissors" (Kuwagata) and "Lancer" (Kabuto) variants. The "Shield" variant is either the last of the PowerTrio, Tento, or due to it having a "great, sturdy shield" a Goliath Beetle (which mirrors RealLife Goliaths as they are the largets beetles, and also the sturdiest.) YMMV on the Shield Beetle, for the most part. Depending on the situation, they are either types A or B (mostly when it comes to men).
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1st Sep '15 9:26:38 AM ElectricBoogaloo
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** ''Series/KamenRiderKabuto'' has the red rider Kabuto, and the blue rider Gatack (Pictured Above), who are probably the best-known example of this trope in the franchise. They start as rivals, but later become steadfast allies.

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** ''Series/KamenRiderKabuto'' has the red rider Kabuto, and the blue rider Gatack (Pictured Above), (pictured above), who are probably the best-known example of this trope in the franchise. They start as rivals, but later become steadfast allies.
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