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16th Jan '17 2:36:16 PM Xtifr
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* Wizpig of DiddyKongRacing enjoys calling the racers "worms."

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* Wizpig of DiddyKongRacing ''VideoGame/DiddyKongRacing'' enjoys calling the racers "worms."
21st Dec '16 11:09:35 AM Xtifr
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* In ''[[Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain Taran Wanderer]]'', Morda attempts to BalefulPolymorph Taran into a worm, considering other animals not lowly enough. (He fails because Taran is unwittingly holding his SoulJar.)

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* In ''[[Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain ''[[Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain Taran Wanderer]]'', Morda attempts to BalefulPolymorph Taran into a worm, considering other animals not lowly enough. (He fails because Taran is unwittingly holding his SoulJar.)
8th Nov '16 3:18:22 PM Dravencour
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This is a favored technique among very powerful and/or arrogant villains to intimidate their opponent or devalue their abilities before their climactic battle. More savvy heroes tend to shrug this off as lame posturing, but a bad guy will still throw this in from time to time, if only to make himself [[EvilIsCool sound cool]]. This can be [[LargeHam hammy]], especially if you [[FridgeLogic stop to think]] of [[ComicalOverreacting what that would actually look like]] if it were a normal human saying it to an actual bug.

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This is a favored technique among very powerful and/or very arrogant villains to intimidate their opponent or devalue their abilities before their climactic battle. More savvy heroes tend to shrug this off as lame posturing, but a bad guy will still throw this in from time to time, if only to make himself [[EvilIsCool sound cool]]. This can be [[LargeHam hammy]], especially if you [[FridgeLogic stop to think]] of [[ComicalOverreacting what that would actually look like]] if it were a normal human saying it to an actual bug.
11th Oct '16 3:02:10 PM Morgenthaler
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[[folder:Film]]
* Rotti Largo from ''Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera:
-->"Maggots! Vermin! You want the world for nothing!"
* Non-villain example from ''Film/GoldenEye''. [[LoveInterest Natalya]] tells off her former partner [[PlayfulHacker Boris]], who has [[FaceHeelTurn joined Trevelyan]].
-->'''Natalya:''' This is not one of your games, Boris! Real people will die! You pathetic little worm...

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[[folder:Film]]
* Rotti Largo from ''Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera:
-->"Maggots! Vermin! You want the world for nothing!"
* Non-villain example from ''Film/GoldenEye''. [[LoveInterest Natalya]] tells off her former partner [[PlayfulHacker Boris]], who has [[FaceHeelTurn joined Trevelyan]].
-->'''Natalya:''' This is not one of your games, Boris! Real people will die! You pathetic little worm...
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* In ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'' (also in the stage play), the reprise of ''"Super Heroes"'' includes the line:
-->''"And crawling / on the planet's face / some insects / called the human race..."''
* Loki in ''Film/TheAvengers2012''.
-->'''Director Fury:''' We have no quarrel with you.\\
'''Loki:''' An ant has no quarrel with a boot.
** Later, when Loki is thrown into a cell designed to contain the Hulk, Fury informs him he can be ejected into the sky at any time if he misbehaves, then says, [[IronicEcho "Ant, meet boot."]]
* Amos, the preacher from ''Literature/ColdComfortFarm'' begins his church service this way before beginning his rant about the FireAndBrimstoneHell that awaits them all.
-->"You...miserable...crawling worms are yer here again then?"


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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Rotti Largo from ''Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera'':
-->"Maggots! Vermin! You want the world for nothing!"
* Non-villain example from ''Film/GoldenEye''. [[LoveInterest Natalya]] tells off her former partner [[PlayfulHacker Boris]], who has [[FaceHeelTurn joined Trevelyan]].
-->'''Natalya:''' This is not one of your games, Boris! Real people will die! You pathetic little worm...
* In ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'' (also in the stage play), the reprise of ''"Super Heroes"'' includes the line:
-->''"And crawling / on the planet's face / some insects / called the human race..."''
* Loki in ''Film/TheAvengers2012''.
-->'''Director Fury:''' We have no quarrel with you.\\
'''Loki:''' An ant has no quarrel with a boot.
** Later, when Loki is thrown into a cell designed to contain the Hulk, Fury informs him he can be ejected into the sky at any time if he misbehaves, then says, [[IronicEcho "Ant, meet boot."]]
* Amos, the preacher from ''Literature/ColdComfortFarm'' begins his church service this way before beginning his rant about the FireAndBrimstoneHell that awaits them all.
-->"You...miserable...crawling worms are yer here again then?"
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11th Oct '16 3:01:08 PM Morgenthaler
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* In one issue of ''[[ComicBook/BatmanArkhamUnhinged Arkham Unhinged]]'', Bane has broken into the church where Cash, the medical staff and political prisoners are holed up. Cash confronts, and Bane says that he is an insect to him. Cash's pure {{badass}} response

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* In one issue of ''[[ComicBook/BatmanArkhamUnhinged Arkham Unhinged]]'', Bane has broken into the church where Cash, the medical staff and political prisoners are holed up. Cash confronts, and Bane says that he is an insect to him. Cash's pure {{badass}} badass response



-->[[BadAss Scythe]]: Some insects bite, crawler. Do you dare to risk my fangs? <brandishes CoolSword>

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-->[[BadAss Scythe]]: -->Scythe: Some insects bite, crawler. Do you dare to risk my fangs? <brandishes CoolSword>
11th Oct '16 3:00:44 PM Morgenthaler
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* Rotti Largo from ''RepoTheGeneticOpera:

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* Rotti Largo from ''RepoTheGeneticOpera:''Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera:



* ''[[ABugsLife A Bug's Life]]'' is about ants, so the antagonist Hopper has to go one step further with his insults.

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* ''[[ABugsLife A Bug's Life]]'' ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'' is about ants, so the antagonist Hopper has to go one step further with his insults.
15th Sep '16 9:34:53 PM ultimomant
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29th Aug '16 5:16:21 PM Leemorrison
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* ''[[ABugsLife A Bug's Life]]'' is about ants, so the antagonist Hopper has to go one step further with his insults.
-->"You piece of dirt! No, I'm wrong. You're lower than dirt. You're an ant!"
14th Aug '16 9:48:18 AM nombretomado
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* The Emperor from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII'' (especially as he appears in ''DissidiaFinalFantasy'') loves using this trope.

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* The Emperor from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII'' (especially as he appears in ''DissidiaFinalFantasy'') ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'') loves using this trope.
29th Jul '16 1:12:54 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* In Literature/TheDresdenFiles, this is fairly stock. So much so, that if the monster of the week ''doesn't'' do this, then they're DangerouslyGenreSavvy. Like Cowl. Or Kincaid. Notice, they're both [[spoiler: probably at least a little bit]] human.

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* In Literature/TheDresdenFiles, this is fairly stock. So much so, that if the monster of the week ''doesn't'' do this, then they're DangerouslyGenreSavvy.savvy. Like Cowl. Or Kincaid. Notice, they're both [[spoiler: probably at least a little bit]] human.
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