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22nd Nov '17 12:02:54 PM FF32
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* Laufian Slinten Pods in ''Webcomic/{{Spacetrawler}}'' are bunches of snakes who operate as a single entity by wearing an ill-fitting disguise of another alien species. It's implied the disguises are all of a specific member of said species, as seen when "Nogg, a Thelbiunn" meets "Nogathulbium".
17th Nov '17 4:18:09 AM Mhazard
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* Medieval European folklore gives us the "Rat King", a particularly nasty creation consisting of a swarm of black rats joined together at their tails by their sticky urine and feces. It's basically a big ball of vermin and filth. Some taxidermy fabrications exist, but there's no record of it ever actually being seen. [[ScienceMarchesOn Actual study into rats has proven such a creature could never exist]], since real rats are actually very clean and well-groomed animals that would never get so filthy as to be able to get tangled up. That said, rare occurrences of "squirrel kings" have been found and documented.

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* Medieval European folklore gives us the "Rat King", King" (as well as being the namesake of [[RatKing a trope]]), a particularly nasty creation consisting of a swarm of black rats joined together at their tails by their sticky urine and feces. It's basically a big ball of vermin and filth. Some taxidermy fabrications exist, but there's no record of it ever actually being seen. [[ScienceMarchesOn Actual study into rats has proven such a creature could never exist]], since real rats are actually very clean and well-groomed animals that would never get so filthy as to be able to get tangled up. That said, rare occurrences of "squirrel kings" have been found and documented.
29th Oct '17 12:20:55 AM Smeagol17
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** In "Literature/TheDunwichHorror", the invisible monster, while made visible for enough time to [[EldritchAbomination make a hapless witness go mad with fear]], is made up entirely from either worms, or, as the character puts it, "squirmin' ropes" or "sep'rit wrigglin' ropes pushed clost together", [[{{Squick}} all of slime or jelly]].

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** In "Literature/TheDunwichHorror", ''Literature/TheDunwichHorror'', the invisible monster, while made visible for enough time to [[EldritchAbomination make a hapless witness go mad with fear]], is made up entirely from either worms, or, as the character puts it, "squirmin' ropes" or "sep'rit wrigglin' ropes pushed clost together", [[{{Squick}} all of slime or jelly]].
24th Oct '17 12:52:41 PM Vir
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* On the ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' episode "Little Brother," Kent fights the Rat King, who seems to be a giant rat head attached to a body made of rats. Oddly Kent himself is ''literally'' a worm that walks, but doesn't fall under this trope (he just has legs and arms, for some reason).

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* On the ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' episode "Little Brother," Kent fights the Rat King, who seems to be a giant rat head attached to a body made of rats. Oddly Oddly, Kent himself is ''literally'' a worm that walks, but doesn't fall under this trope (he just has legs and arms, for some reason).



* A variation (similar to the ''Gravity Falls'' gnome example above) occurs in the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode ''Unfair Science Fair Redux'' the small Martians join into a big version of themselves when Candace decides she doesn't want to be queen of Mars anymore and flees.

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* A variation (similar to the ''Gravity Falls'' gnome example above) occurs in the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode ''Unfair "Unfair Science Fair Redux'' the Redux". The small Martians join into a big version of themselves when Candace decides she doesn't want to be queen of Mars anymore and flees.
18th Oct '17 4:06:46 PM Razide
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* ''Podcast/TheMagnusArchives'' features both worm and spider versions of this in multiple episodes.



* ''Podcast/TheMagnusArchives'' features both worm and spider versions of this in multiple episodes.

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* ''Podcast/TheMagnusArchives'' features both worm and spider versions of this in multiple episodes.
18th Oct '17 4:06:06 PM Razide
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* ''Podcast/TheMagnusArchives'' features both worm and spider versions of this in multiple episodes.
13th Oct '17 1:33:04 AM PaulA
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* In Niven and Barnes' ''[[Literature/DreamPark The Barsoom Project]]'', the sins of humanity make an appearance in the Fimbulwinter Game as a swarm of monstrous insect-like vermin, which assemble themselves into four giant humanoid figures to put HumanityOnTrial.

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* In Niven and Barnes' ''[[Literature/DreamPark The Barsoom Project]]'', ''Literature/TheBarsoomProject'', the sins of humanity make an appearance in the Fimbulwinter Game as a swarm of monstrous insect-like vermin, which assemble themselves into four giant humanoid figures to put HumanityOnTrial.
5th Oct '17 8:07:47 AM PDL
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** In ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'', the Water-type Wishiwashi is a small and individually weak fish that, through synchronized schooling with others of its kind, can become an enormous and powerful SeaMonster that is, on closer inspection, still composed of separate fish swimming together.

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** In ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'', the ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'':
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Water-type Wishiwashi is a small and individually weak fish that, through synchronized schooling with others of its kind, can become an enormous and powerful SeaMonster that is, on closer inspection, still composed of separate fish swimming together.together.
*** ''VideoGame/PokemonUltraSunAndUltraMoon'' introduces U.B Assembly, a [[StarfishAlien Ultra Beast]] that resembles a brick building. Each "brick" is a separate life form that comprises the whole creature.
1st Oct '17 5:37:17 PM Kamikaze14
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** The Slaught from the RPG ''TabletopGame/DarkHeresy'' are an ENTIRE RACE of these. The trope is even mentioned by name.

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** The Slaught Slaugth from the RPG ''TabletopGame/DarkHeresy'' are an ENTIRE RACE of these. The trope is even mentioned by name.
24th Sep '17 8:04:54 PM jtierney50
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** The denizens of Mabeland in "Weirdmageddon Part II" are this, as Mabeland!Wendy dissolves into maggots when Dipper rejects her advances (a ploy to get him to stay in Mabeland forever).
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