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28th Apr '16 7:08:54 PM TVRulezAgain
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* The third book of ''ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' has Lachrymose leeches, which swarm the poor fools who violate the 'Wait an hour before going swimming rule.

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* The third book of ''ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' has Lachrymose leeches, which swarm the poor fools who violate the 'Wait an hour before going swimming rule.
3rd Apr '16 3:51:55 PM FekketCantenel
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* ''Literature/EdenGreen'' contains both 'exes', X-shaped monsters that swarm up against their prey, and general hordes of black needle monsters.
20th Mar '16 8:27:43 PM gallium
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* The big action set piece at the end of ''Literature/TheGoodEarth'' has all the peasants in a Chinese village lighting bonfires in an attempt to save their crops from an enormous swarming horde of locusts.
4th Mar '16 8:04:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' and ''{{Reaper}}'' have both had episodes about possessed swarms of insects.

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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' and ''{{Reaper}}'' ''Series/{{Reaper}}'' have both had episodes about possessed swarms of insects.
31st Dec '15 8:08:06 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', the way the rules are set up there's no logical way for bug-sized or even normal-rat-sized creatures to be properly threatening even to first level characters...hence, the Swarm type. Depending on the size of the individual creatures involved, swarms can resist and even be immune to damage that isn't an area attack.

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* In ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':
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the way the rules are set up there's no logical way for bug-sized or even normal-rat-sized creatures to be properly threatening even to first level characters...hence, the Swarm type. Depending on the size of the individual creatures involved, swarms can resist and even be immune to damage that isn't an area attack.


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** The ''Epic Level Handbook'' introduced the Ruin Swarm, which takes a Swarm and makes it big enough to threaten small countries.
14th Dec '15 3:59:55 PM gophergiggles
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** Queen Chrysalis's army, despite being a little big, evokes this full time. Despite being able to fly, use magic, ''and'' shapeshift, they're shown to be much weaker (as well as noticably smaller) than a regular pony in combat. They compensate for this by [[ZergRush vastly outnumbering their foes]].
11th Dec '15 8:19:50 AM Nohbody
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* In ''Franchise/{{BioShock}}'' series, the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Insect Swarm"]] Plasmid allows you to release a swarm of bees [[BeeBeeGun from your hand]].

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* In ''Franchise/{{BioShock}}'' ''VideoGame/BioShock'' series, the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Insect Swarm"]] Swarm" Plasmid allows you to release a swarm of bees [[BeeBeeGun from your hand]].
29th Oct '15 11:37:31 AM Kakai
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* ''Film/TheLastWitchHunter'' has the Witch Queen using Plague Flies to spread Black Death. When they're let loose, the swarm is big enough to blot out the skies.
24th Oct '15 5:45:48 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Primeval}}''. The ''Anurognathus'' work like this. They're even compared to piranhas by the characters. There have also been swarms of beetles from both the past and future, each led by a [[BigCreepyCrawlies giant queen]], the prehistoric version of which [[OhCrap can fly and lays eggs down her victims' throats.]] In addition, there have been [[SpiderSwarm giant camel spiders from the Carboniferous]], a gigantic pack of venomous therocephalians, [[KillerRabbit lethally adorable]] ''[[MeaningfulName Daemonosaurus]]'', carnivorous Precambrian worms, and huge colonial burrowing insects from the future.

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* ''{{Primeval}}''.''Series/{{Primeval}}''. The ''Anurognathus'' work like this. They're even compared to piranhas by the characters. There have also been swarms of beetles from both the past and future, each led by a [[BigCreepyCrawlies giant queen]], the prehistoric version of which [[OhCrap can fly and lays eggs down her victims' throats.]] In addition, there have been [[SpiderSwarm giant camel spiders from the Carboniferous]], a gigantic pack of venomous therocephalians, [[KillerRabbit lethally adorable]] ''[[MeaningfulName Daemonosaurus]]'', carnivorous Precambrian worms, and huge colonial burrowing insects from the future.
6th Oct '15 7:21:02 AM hullflyer
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* The Flea from ''ComicBook/{{PS238}}'' has the power to control insects, and he's used this as an offensive weapon on several occasions.

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* The Flea from ''ComicBook/{{PS238}}'' has the power to control insects, and he's used this as an offensive weapon on several occasions.occasions, though not to this trope's usual level, as he is limited to what's actually in the area and can get there fast.
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