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9th Nov '17 10:24:30 AM OlmoJV
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* In ''[[Fanfic/TheUltimateEvil The Stronger Evil]]'', [[SealedEvilInACan Shendu]] calls [[OracularHead Tarakudo]] a worm as part of his BadassBoast when [[EvilVersysEvil the petrified Demon Sorcerer repels the flying head of an Oni King]].

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* In ''[[Fanfic/TheUltimateEvil The Stronger Evil]]'', [[SealedEvilInACan Shendu]] calls [[OracularHead Tarakudo]] a worm as part of his BadassBoast when [[EvilVersysEvil [[EvilVersusEvil the petrified Demon Sorcerer repels the flying head of an Oni King]].
9th Nov '17 10:23:54 AM OlmoJV
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* In ''[[Fanfic/TheUltimateEvil The Stronger Evil]]'', [[SealedEvilInACan Shendu]] calls [[OracularHead Tarakudo]] a worm as part of his BadassBoast when [[EvilVersysEvil the petrified Demon Sorcerer repels the flying head of an Oni King]].
-->'''Shendu''': Do you feel it - [[CastingAShadow shadow]]-''worm''?! That is a smidgen of the force of '''true''' power! Savour this small glimpse of hope you have. For it is only this [[TakenForGranite stone casing]] which restricts me from tearing you asunder. If I were free of this skin, you would be in trouble.
9th Nov '17 5:18:03 AM WillyFourEyes
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See also the DrillSergeantNasty, who uses this as a "motivational" tool ("You call that an insult, maggot?!"), If a character thinks of ''everyone'' this way, that's HumansAreInsects.

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See also the DrillSergeantNasty, who uses this as a "motivational" tool ("You call that an insult, maggot?!"), If a character thinks of ''everyone'' this way, that's HumansAreInsects.
HumansAreInsects. Also compare YourLittleDismissiveDiminutive.
3rd Nov '17 12:54:04 PM ultimomant
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* Due to his motif, SpiderMan's enemies often do this. Of course, if anyone is so foolish as to refer to him as an "insect", he'll be quick to remind them that he's actually an ''arachnid''.

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* Due to his motif, SpiderMan's Franchise/SpiderMan's enemies often do this. Of course, if anyone is so foolish as to refer to him as an "insect", he'll be quick to remind them that he's actually an ''arachnid''.


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* ''Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow'': In "Mario Meets Koop-Zilla", King Koopa becomes the size of a skyscraper, and he calls Mario and Luigi insects.
28th Oct '17 12:21:16 AM JMQwilleran
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' - facing the party for the first time, Beatrix tells Freya and Zidane, "I once killed a hundred knights single-handedly... To me, you two are nothing more than insects."
4th Oct '17 5:27:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': The Angels that adhere more openly to FantasticRacism deride humans as either monkeys or maggots. Zachariah, a higher-tier and particularly [[SmugSnake smug]] Angel topped it by describing Dean as "nothing but a maggot inside a worm's ass".
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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