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* In ''Film/{{Bats}}'', the genetically engineered killer bats attack the town in their thousands.
21st Oct '17 4:29:04 PM darkemyst
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* In ''Film/TheMummyTrilogy'' there are ''rivers'' of carnivorous scarabs which the main characters get fairly good at avoiding, but others are not so fortunate.



%%* Film/TheMummyTrilogy (scarabs)
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* A particularly horrifying subsect of the [[ReligionOfEvil Baali]] in ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' is known as the Avatars of the Swarm. They believe that their entire purpose in life is to breed ghouled [[FliesEqualsEvil swarms of flies]]... [[BodyHorror inside their bodies]]. And [[NightmareFuel their vicitms]]. And they're not even the worst of the Baali!
30th Sep '17 11:46:41 AM Theriocephalus
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Some variants of this trope, namely SpiderSwarm and SwarmOfRats, have their own pages.



** Don't forget the Bohrok, actually called TheSwarm.

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** Don't forget the Bohrok, actually called TheSwarm.the Swarm.
23rd Sep '17 12:29:52 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** The Parasprites are cute and adorable individually. However, they have a less than endearing way of [[ExtremeOmnivore consuming everything in sight]] and rapidly reproducing by puking up new members of their species.
** 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]].
** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E16CampfireTales Campfire Tales]]", Applejack, Apple Bloom, Rarity, Sweetie Belle, Rainbow Dash and Scootaloo are attacked by a swarm of flyders ([[MixAndMatchCritters spiders with fly wings]] that can shoot webbing). They quickly overwhelm them through sheer numbers, biting anyone they can reach and trying to tangle them in their webs. They eventually force them to run for it and completely overrun their campsite within minutes. Applejack implies they might have tried to eat them if they had managed to capture them.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': The show has a surprisingly large variety of aggressive insect-like creatures that attack in massive swarms.
** The Parasprites are cute and adorable individually. However, they have a less than endearing way of [[ExtremeOmnivore consuming devouring everything in sight]] they can find]] and rapidly reproducing by puking up new members of their species.
species. In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E10SwarmOfTheCentury Swarm of the Century]]", they're shown to be able to go from a single specimen to a famished swarm of hundreds within ''hours''.
** Queen Chrysalis's army, changeling soldiers, despite being a little big, evokes pony-sized, evoke this full time. Despite being able to fly, use magic, magic ''and'' shapeshift, they're shown to be much weaker (as well as noticably smaller) than a regular pony in combat.combat -- in " [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E26ACanterlotWeddingPart2 A Canterlot Wedding Part 2]]", six civilian ponies with no combat training were able to beat their way through dozens of changeling soldiers before being overwhelmed by numbers. They compensate for this by [[ZergRush vastly outnumbering their foes]].
** Apple Bloom's [[spoiler:dream sequence]] in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E4BloomAndGloom Bloom & Gloom]]" features twittermites, [[ShockAndAwe electrogenic]] insect pests. They're not significantly dangerous alone or in small groups -- a pony with the right equipment and special talent can neutralize even a small swarm with ease. However, they become extremely dangerous if allowed to spread out of control -- a large enough swarm can create thunderbolts capable of destroying buildings with one strike.
** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E16CampfireTales Campfire Tales]]", Applejack, Apple Bloom, Rarity, Sweetie Belle, Rainbow Dash and Scootaloo are attacked by a swarm of flyders ([[MixAndMatchCritters spiders with fly wings]] that can shoot and capable of shooting their webbing). They quickly overwhelm them the ponies through sheer numbers, biting anyone they can reach and trying to tangle them in their webs. They eventually force them to run for it and completely overrun their campsite within minutes. Applejack implies they might have tried to eat them if they had managed to capture them.them.
** "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E18AHealthOfInformation A Health of Information]]" features flash bees, insects resembling bees or hornets with blue rather than black stripes, whose aggressive swarms and [[ShockAndAwe electrified stings]] Fluttershy has to brave to obtain their magically powerful honey. They're not even rendered individually -- their swarms are just drawn as flying blue-and-yellow masses surging with electricity.
27th Aug '17 3:54:21 PM Theriocephalus
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** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E16CampfireTales Campfire Tales]]", Applejack, Apple Bloom, Rarity, Sweetie Belle, Rainbow Dash and Scootaloo are attacked by a swarm of flyders ([[MixAndMatchCritters spiders with fly wings]] that can shoot webbing). They quickly overwhelm them through sheer numbers, stinging anyone they can reach and trying to tangle them in their webs. They eventually force them to run for it and completely overrun their campsite within minutes. Applejack implies they might have tried to eat them if they had managed to capture them.

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** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E16CampfireTales Campfire Tales]]", Applejack, Apple Bloom, Rarity, Sweetie Belle, Rainbow Dash and Scootaloo are attacked by a swarm of flyders ([[MixAndMatchCritters spiders with fly wings]] that can shoot webbing). They quickly overwhelm them through sheer numbers, stinging biting anyone they can reach and trying to tangle them in their webs. They eventually force them to run for it and completely overrun their campsite within minutes. Applejack implies they might have tried to eat them if they had managed to capture them.
27th Aug '17 9:55:07 AM Theriocephalus
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** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E16CampfireTales Campfire Tales]]", Applejack, Apple Bloom, Rarity, Sweetie Belle, Rainbow Dash and Scootaloo are attacked by a swarm of flyders ([[MixAndMatchCritters spiders with fly wings]] that can shoot webbing). They quickly overwhelm them through sheer numbers, stinging anyone they can reach and trying to web them up. They eventually force them to run for it and completely overrun their campsite within minutes. Applejack implies they might have tried to eat them if they had managed to web them up.

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** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E16CampfireTales Campfire Tales]]", Applejack, Apple Bloom, Rarity, Sweetie Belle, Rainbow Dash and Scootaloo are attacked by a swarm of flyders ([[MixAndMatchCritters spiders with fly wings]] that can shoot webbing). They quickly overwhelm them through sheer numbers, stinging anyone they can reach and trying to web tangle them up.in their webs. They eventually force them to run for it and completely overrun their campsite within minutes. Applejack implies they might have tried to eat them if they had managed to web them up.capture them.
26th Aug '17 8:19:29 PM Theriocephalus
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** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E16CampfireTales Campfire Tales]]", Applejack, Apple Bloom, Rarity, Sweetie Belle, Rainbow Dash and Scootaloo are attacked by a swarm of flyders ([[MixAndMatchCritters spiders with fly wings]] that can shoot webbing). They quickly overwhelm them through sheer numbers, stinging anyone they can reach and trying to web them up. They eventually force them to run for it and completely overrun their campsite within minutes. Applejack implies they might have tried to eat them if they had managed to web them up.



* The nematodes in ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants''. They eat everything in their path -- some kelp, a stop sign, a whole truck - then wash it down by sucking the juice out of [=SpongeBob's=] pineapple home.

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* The nematodes in ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants''. They eat everything in their path -- some kelp, a stop sign, a whole truck - -- then wash it down by sucking the juice out of [=SpongeBob's=] pineapple home.
9th Jun '17 7:43:00 AM erforce
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-->-- '''Edward Malus''', ''Film/TheWickerMan'' (2006)

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-->-- '''Edward Malus''', ''Film/TheWickerMan'' (2006)
''Film/TheWickerMan2006''



* The page quote comes from Nicholas Cage's character in ''Film/TheWickerMan'', where Edward is subject to the bee mask by the villagers.

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* The page quote comes from Nicholas Cage's character in ''Film/TheWickerMan'', ''Film/TheWickerMan2006'', where Edward is subject to the bee mask by the villagers.



* ''The Naked Jungle'' (ants)
* ''Hellboy 2'' (tooth fairies)
* ''Critters'' film series
* The 2008 remake of ''Film/TheDayTheEarthStoodStill2008'' ([[GreyGoo nanomachines]])
* ''Film/{{Shivers}}'' aka ''They Came from Within'' (parasites)
* ''Film/{{Squirm}}'' (earthworms... WITH TEETH!)
* Film/TheMummyTrilogy (scarabs)
* Killer cockroaches in ''Film/DamnationAlley''
* ''Centipede Horror'', a 1982 Hong Kong film. High Octane NauseaFuel.

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* %%* ''The Naked Jungle'' (ants)
* ''Hellboy 2'' %%* ''Film/HellboyIITheGoldenArmy'' (tooth fairies)
* ''Critters'' film series
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%%* The 2008 remake of ''Film/TheDayTheEarthStoodStill2008'' ([[GreyGoo nanomachines]])
* %%* ''Film/{{Shivers}}'' aka ''They Came from Within'' (parasites)
* %%* ''Film/{{Squirm}}'' (earthworms... WITH TEETH!)
* %%* Film/TheMummyTrilogy (scarabs)
* %%* Killer cockroaches in ''Film/DamnationAlley''
* %%* ''Centipede Horror'', a 1982 Hong Kong film. High Octane NauseaFuel.
18th Apr '17 10:35:19 AM case
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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'':
** Keese sometimes come in big groups. They will, however, fly away if Link kills a few of them.
** Small swarms of bees attack anything nearby if their hive is destroyed. They're fairly slow and weak, though, and weapons can be used to discombobulate them.
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