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4th Feb '17 3:47:45 PM StFan
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* ''[[WesternAnimation/DragonsRidersOfBerk Dragons: Race to the Edge]]'': From "When Darkness Falls", the Night Terrors are small dragons that fly as a swarm to form the shape of a bigger dragon in order to frighten their predators. For this, though, they need the presence of their leader, a white Night Terrors (that the Dragonriders name "Smidvarg"), to command the flock (he takes the position of the "eye" of the mock dragon).

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* ''[[WesternAnimation/DragonsRidersOfBerk Dragons: Race to the Edge]]'': From "When Darkness Falls", the Night Terrors are small dragons that fly as a swarm to form the shape of a bigger dragon in order to frighten their predators. For this, though, they need the presence of their leader, a leader (a white Night Terrors (that Terror that the Dragonriders name "Smidvarg"), "Smidvarg") to command the flock (he and takes the position of the "eye" of the mock dragon).dragon.
4th Feb '17 3:45:32 PM StFan
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* The ComicStrip/{{Popeye}} short ''Insect to Injury'' has Popeye trying to stop a swarm of termites from eating his new house; he traps them under a garbage can, but they escape when they form a car jack to lift it up.

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* The ComicStrip/{{Popeye}} ''WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}}'' short ''Insect "Insect to Injury'' Injury" has Popeye trying to stop a swarm of termites from eating his new house; he traps them under a garbage can, but they escape when they form a car jack to lift it up.up.
* ''[[WesternAnimation/DragonsRidersOfBerk Dragons: Race to the Edge]]'': From "When Darkness Falls", the Night Terrors are small dragons that fly as a swarm to form the shape of a bigger dragon in order to frighten their predators. For this, though, they need the presence of their leader, a white Night Terrors (that the Dragonriders name "Smidvarg"), to command the flock (he takes the position of the "eye" of the mock dragon).
13th Nov '16 1:40:37 PM kefkakrazy
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* TheWonderful101 uses this, with full-on costumed superheroes, as the game's core gameplay mechanic. The primary power of the Wonderful 101 allows them to use this technique to form actual, functional, giant-sized weapons.
29th Sep '16 10:45:23 AM Hanz
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* ''Westernanimation/{{Storks}}'' has a wolf pack that is capable of forming a suspension bridge, a boat and even a submarine, to the complete bafflement of the protagonists. However, when they try to form a plane they just plummet to the ground.
2nd Sep '16 3:55:34 AM erforce
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* Possibly the most bizarre playable character from ''[[VideoGame/TimeSplitters TimeSplitters: Future Perfect]]'' is The Shoal, which is a school of fish swimming through the air around a larger whale wearing a tophat and smoking a pipe. The Shoal holds weapons using several small fish's bodies as hands.

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* Possibly the most bizarre playable character from ''[[VideoGame/TimeSplitters TimeSplitters: Future Perfect]]'' ''VideoGame/TimeSplittersFuturePerfect'' is The Shoal, which is a school of fish swimming through the air around a larger whale wearing a tophat and smoking a pipe. The Shoal holds weapons using several small fish's bodies as hands.
21st Aug '16 12:59:53 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Film/TheNuttyProfessor'' with EddieMurphy, the professor proposes to his girlfriend by attracting fireflies into the words "Marry me?" using a synthesized firefly pheromone.

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* In ''Film/TheNuttyProfessor'' with EddieMurphy, Creator/EddieMurphy, the professor proposes to his girlfriend by attracting fireflies into the words "Marry me?" using a synthesized firefly pheromone.
11th Aug '16 8:03:38 PM ironcommando
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* The ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Wishiwashi has an ability where it forms a school into a larger, more powerful form (to the point that it's considered TheDreaded). The school will scatter if it takes too much damage.

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* The ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}} ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' Wishiwashi is a scrawny weak fish that has an ability where it forms a school into a larger, much more powerful form (to the point that it's considered TheDreaded). The school will scatter if it takes too much damage.
11th Aug '16 4:32:19 PM Gamermaster
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* The Smorgs in ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' combine like this to form a giant...[[GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere monster]]...[[BuffySpeak thingy]]...

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* The Smorgs in ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'' combine like this to form a giant...[[GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere monster]]...[[BuffySpeak thingy]]...


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* The ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Wishiwashi has an ability where it forms a school into a larger, more powerful form (to the point that it's considered TheDreaded). The school will scatter if it takes too much damage.
9th Aug '16 12:56:49 AM Perseus
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* One of the enemies in ''VideoGame/KirbySqueakSquad'' is a swarm of bees or other small insects that form themselves into various threatening shapes, such as Master Hand or a sword.

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* One of the enemies in ''VideoGame/KirbySqueakSquad'' is a swarm of bees or other small black insects that form themselves into various threatening shapes, such as Master Hand or a sword.
12th Jul '16 3:19:06 AM ThatBitterTase
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* A recurring boss in ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' is the Giant Bat. Sometimes that giant bat is made of a lot of normal bats (such as ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaDawnOfSorrow'' with Bat Company).
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