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16th Jun '16 11:10:12 PM Morgenthaler
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* Ant of WordWorld is very strong.

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* Ant of WordWorld WesternAnimation/WordWorld is very strong.
17th May '16 11:41:15 AM Chabal2
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** The Animorphs once turn into ants to steal Yeerk tech for Ax. [[HiveMind It is unpleasant]].
** The series also acknowledges the SquareCubeLaw when three of the gang are shrunk to ant-size by the minuscule alien race of Helmacrons. They find that ''they'' can now lift relatively huge objects.

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** The Animorphs once turn into ants to steal a tiny component of Yeerk tech for Ax. [[HiveMind It is unpleasant]].
** The series also acknowledges the SquareCubeLaw when three of the gang are shrunk to ant-size by the minuscule alien race of Helmacrons. They find that ''they'' can now lift relatively huge objects.objects (Tobias, now a hawk their size, believes he might be able to carry one of them).
6th Jan '16 8:20:01 AM StFan
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[[folder:{{Film}}]]
* Happens in a horrifying manner in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'', where a horde of carnivorous ants carries an unfortunate Soviet soldier into their nest. While colonies of ants are known to carry large prey back home, an entire human being getting dragged head-first into an ant nest is a bit much.
* The heroic black ants in ''Film/MinusculeValleyOfTheLostAnts'' spend the first half of the movie carrying a large box of sugar cubes to their anthill. Once the box is rendered unusable after crashing into some rocks, one of them carries a comically disproportionate amount of cubes (six, while the others have one each).

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* Happens in a horrifying manner in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'', where a horde of carnivorous ants carries One ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' comic had an unfortunate Soviet soldier into their nest. While colonies army of ants are known to carry large prey back home, an entire human being getting dragged head-first into an ant nest is off a bit much.
* The heroic black ants in ''Film/MinusculeValleyOfTheLostAnts'' spend the first half of the movie carrying a large box of sugar cubes to
baby. Then get berated by their leader for bringing back something that won't fit down the anthill. Once the box is rendered unusable after crashing into Originally it was supposed to be an adult man, but his editor didn't allow it.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2012&addr=120818 was about to take a nap when
some rocks, one ants appeared and he feared they'd carry him away.]] One of them carries a comically disproportionate amount of cubes (six, while the others have one each).ants said [[SubvertedTrope they'd need heavy machinery]].



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* MarkTwain once wrote in a story that although ants are very strong, they're also very stupid.
* The Literature/{{Animorphs}} once turned into ants to steal Yeerk tech for Ax. [[HiveMind It was unpleasant]].
** The series also acknowledges the SquareCubeLaw when three of the gang are shrunk to ant-size by the minuscule alien race of Helmacrons. They find that ''they'' can now lift relatively huge objects.

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* MarkTwain once wrote Happens in a story that although horrifying manner in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'', where a horde of carnivorous ants carries an unfortunate Soviet soldier into their nest. While colonies of ants are very strong, they're also very stupid.
known to carry large prey back home, an entire human being getting dragged head-first into an ant nest is a bit much.
* The Literature/{{Animorphs}} once turned into heroic black ants to steal Yeerk tech for Ax. [[HiveMind It was unpleasant]].
** The series also acknowledges
in ''Film/MinusculeValleyOfTheLostAnts'' spend the SquareCubeLaw when three first half of the gang are shrunk movie carrying a large box of sugar cubes to ant-size by their anthill. Once the minuscule alien race box is rendered unusable after crashing into some rocks, one of Helmacrons. They find that ''they'' can now lift relatively huge objects.them carries a comically disproportionate amount of cubes (six, while the others have one each).



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* Mentioned during one clip on ''Series/TheSmokingGunPresentsWorldsDumbest''--when a man in a nightclub lifts a much larger woman, Brad wonders out loud if the man's partially a carpenter ant.

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[[folder:Literature]]
* Mentioned during one clip on ''Series/TheSmokingGunPresentsWorldsDumbest''--when a man Creator/MarkTwain once wrote in a nightclub lifts a much larger woman, Brad wonders out loud if story that although ants are very strong, they're also very stupid.
* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'':
** The Animorphs once turn into ants to steal Yeerk tech for Ax. [[HiveMind It is unpleasant]].
** The series also acknowledges
the man's partially a carpenter ant.SquareCubeLaw when three of the gang are shrunk to ant-size by the minuscule alien race of Helmacrons. They find that ''they'' can now lift relatively huge objects.



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* One ''FarSide'' comic had an army of ants carry off a baby. Then get berated by their leader for bringing back something that won't fit down the anthill. Originally it was supposed to be an adult man, but his editor didn't allow it.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2012&addr=120818 was about to take a nap when some ants appeared and he feared they'd carry him away.]] One of the ants said [[SubvertedTrope they'd need heavy machinery]].

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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* One ''FarSide'' comic had an army of ants carry off a baby. Then get berated by their leader for bringing back something that won't fit down the anthill. Originally it was supposed to be an adult man, but his editor didn't allow it.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2012&addr=120818 was about to take a nap
Mentioned during one clip on ''Series/WorldsDumbest'' -- when some ants appeared and he feared they'd carry him away.]] One of a man in a nightclub lifts a much larger woman, Brad wonders out loud if the ants said [[SubvertedTrope they'd need heavy machinery]].man's partially a carpenter ant.



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* Fifth-gen ''{{Pokemon}}'' include Durant, which is quite powerful, quite [[MeaningfulName durable]], and also a Steel-type, so pretty much the only thing that works against it at all is [[KillItWithFire fire]]. Naturally, there's a fire-spewing anteater Pokémon in the same dungeon (Heatmor, for those keeping track) which, according to the Pokédex, does indeed feed on Durant.

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* Fifth-gen ''{{Pokemon}}'' ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' include Durant, which is quite powerful, quite [[MeaningfulName durable]], and also a Steel-type, so pretty much the only thing that works against it at all is [[KillItWithFire fire]]. Naturally, there's a fire-spewing anteater Pokémon in the same dungeon (Heatmor, for those keeping track) which, according to the Pokédex, does indeed feed on Durant.



* In the game VideoGame/{{Anthill}} you can have your ants bring gems back to the anthill, something that's probably too heavy for really ants to pick up.

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* In the game VideoGame/{{Anthill}} ''VideoGame/{{Anthill}}'' you can have your ants bring gems back to the anthill, something that's probably too heavy for really real ants to pick up.



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* Some DonaldDuck cartoons have this trope, including one in which a whole colony of ants comes and picks up a sleeping Donald and carries him away.

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* Some DonaldDuck WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck cartoons have this trope, including one in which a whole colony of ants comes and picks up a sleeping Donald and carries him away.



* ''TheAntAndTheAardvark'', by the makers of ''ThePinkPanther'' cartoon series.
* Taken to extremes with ''TheAtomAntShow''.

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* ''TheAntAndTheAardvark'', ''WesternAnimation/TheAntAndTheAardvark'', by the makers of ''ThePinkPanther'' ''WesternAnimation/ThePinkPanther'' cartoon series.
* Taken to extremes with ''TheAtomAntShow''.''WesternAnimation/TheAtomAntShow''.



* ''Series/SesameStreet''

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* ''Series/SesameStreet''''Series/SesameStreet'':
27th Dec '15 1:18:59 PM Dravencour
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* ''Manga/{{Arachnid}}'' has a few ant-themed characters as danguerous antagonists.

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* ''Manga/{{Arachnid}}'' has a few ant-themed characters as danguerous dangerous antagonists.
5th Dec '15 4:47:27 PM nombretomado
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* ''SesameStreet''

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* ''SesameStreet''''Series/SesameStreet''
1st Dec '15 7:02:48 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Garfield}}'' [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2012&addr=120818 was about to take a nap when some ants appeared and he feared they'd carry him away.]] One of the ants said [[SubvertedTrope they'd need heavy machinery]].

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* ''{{Garfield}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2012&addr=120818 was about to take a nap when some ants appeared and he feared they'd carry him away.]] One of the ants said [[SubvertedTrope they'd need heavy machinery]].



* One of the most famous ''GarfieldAndFriends'' episodes featured this as the plot, complete with infectious EarWorm. Two later episodes had callbacks to it.

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* One of the most famous ''GarfieldAndFriends'' ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' episodes featured this as the plot, complete with infectious EarWorm. Two later episodes had callbacks to it.
29th Sep '15 4:28:39 AM StarTropes
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* Mentioned during one clip on ''Series/TheSmokingGunPresentsWorldsDumbest''--when a man in a nightclub lifts a much larger woman, Brad wonders out loud if the man's partially a carpenter ant.
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31st Aug '15 3:23:26 PM WillKeaton
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* ''{{Garfield}}'' [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2012&addr=120818 was about to take a nap when some ants appeared and he feared they'd carry him away]]. One of the ants said [[SubvertedTrope they'd need heavy machinery]].

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* ''{{Garfield}}'' [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2012&addr=120818 was about to take a nap when some ants appeared and he feared they'd carry him away]]. away.]] One of the ants said [[SubvertedTrope they'd need heavy machinery]].
23rd Jul '15 6:03:44 AM Veanne
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* The heroic black ants in ''Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants'' spend the first half of the movie carrying a large box of cookies to their ant hill. Once the box is rendered unusable after a pursuit from villainous red ants in a river, one of them carries a comically disproportionate amount of cookies. The ants are also shown to be very intelligent and have a collection of human artifacts to use as tools and weapons.

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* The heroic black ants in ''Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants'' ''Film/MinusculeValleyOfTheLostAnts'' spend the first half of the movie carrying a large box of cookies sugar cubes to their ant hill. anthill. Once the box is rendered unusable after a pursuit from villainous red ants in a river, crashing into some rocks, one of them carries a comically disproportionate amount of cookies. The ants are also shown to be very intelligent and cubes (six, while the others have a collection of human artifacts to use as tools and weapons.one each).
7th Jul '15 11:21:30 AM nombretomado
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* On ''{{The Flintstones}}'' episode "The Snorkasaurus Hunter", Wilma and Betty had a picnic which was invaded by ants. The ants march to the tune of the ''Colonel Bogey March'' as they abscond with all the food except for one olive.
* In the ''{{Looney Tunes}}'' short ''WesternAnimation/BallotBoxBunny'', Bugs tries to woo voters by hosting a picnic. His opponent, Yosemite Sam, releases a package of "Assorted Picnic Ants" to spoil it.

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* On ''{{The ''WesternAnimation/{{The Flintstones}}'' episode "The Snorkasaurus Hunter", Wilma and Betty had a picnic which was invaded by ants. The ants march to the tune of the ''Colonel Bogey March'' as they abscond with all the food except for one olive.
* In the ''{{Looney ''WesternAnimation/{{Looney Tunes}}'' short ''WesternAnimation/BallotBoxBunny'', Bugs tries to woo voters by hosting a picnic. His opponent, Yosemite Sam, releases a package of "Assorted Picnic Ants" to spoil it.
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