Created By: Kaybor on June 13, 2008
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Bee Weapon

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An extremely widespread subtrope of Abnormal Ammo. Can be either a weapon that shoots bees, or a person with the power to control bees.

  • A plasmid in Bioshock turns your arm into a living beehive and shoots bees at your enemies.
  • The Pain, a boss from Metal Gear Solid 3, is also a living beehive-man. He uses bees and hornets offensively and defensively.
  • There was a bee-based villainess in the second season of Who Wants to Be a Superhero?.
  • Swarm is a Marvel comics supervillain who is a swarm of Nazi bees.
  • In DC Comics, during the Amazons Attack storyline, the Amazons deployed weaponized bees that make people explode. This prompted an infamous Batman quote: "Bees. My god".
  • In the cartoon The Terrible Thunderlizards, the Thunderlizards used bazookas, grenades, and guns that shot bees.

Any more examples, or a better name? Up for Grabs.
Community Feedback Replies: 64
  • June 13, 2008
    DarkSasami
    Simpsons quote in 3...2...1...
  • June 13, 2008
    Bisected8
    "Ahhhrrr, they're defending themselves somehow!", happy Dark Sasami?
  • June 13, 2008
    Kaybor
    Ah, how could I forget the dogs with the bees in their mouths so that when they bark they shoot bees at you?
  • June 13, 2008
    Yuri2356
    Half Life 1 had the hive hand, which shot alien bees.
  • June 13, 2008
    Tera
    There's an enemy in Kingdom Of Loathing named "The Guy Made Of Bees". Guess what his gimmick is.
  • June 13, 2008
    Kayube
    The bees in The Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Past that you can catch and use to attack enemies. The special "Golden Bee" returns to you afterwards.
  • June 13, 2008
    arekuru
    One of the competitors in the Hunter test arc of Hunter X Hunter used bees.
  • June 13, 2008
    idledandy
    There was a whole disgusting thing with bees in Candyman, but I can't remember if they were a weapon or just there to keep me from sleeping that year.
  • The Pokemon named Vespiquen is a living beehive who uses her bees to attack, defend, and heal herself.

    "AHH'M COVERED IN BEES!"
  • June 13, 2008
    SonTenks
    The "Bees. Oh my God." picture MUST be the page image.
  • June 13, 2008
    UnknownTroper
    The song "Lord of the Hornets" by Robert Calvert of Hawkwind is about a crazy guy who breeds the aforementioned insects to attack people.
  • June 13, 2008
    foxley
    In the robot rumble episode of Malcolm In The Middle, Hal constructed a robot that shot a stream of bees at the opposing robots controller.
  • June 13, 2008
    UnknownTroper
    In Rudyard Kipling's Second Jungle Book story "Red Dog", Mowgli stirs up a hive of wild bees to attack the marauding wild dogs of the title, having smeared himself with garlic so the bees won't attack him before he can reach the comparative safety of the river.
  • June 13, 2008
    Darkdata
  • June 13, 2008
    FalconPain
    That'll give you, er, bees.
  • June 13, 2008
    JustinCognito
    We need the Yahtzee quote about the hand that shoots bees, "because the minute you're compared to a magical hand that shoots bees, you're going to fucking lose."
  • June 13, 2008
    Omar Karindu
    The Golden Age superhero the Red Bee had this as his entire shtick; being so ridiculous, he's mentioned with surprising frequency by modern writers.
  • June 13, 2008
    Nyperold
    The Chip N Dale Rescue Rangers episode "Risky Beesness" was about a wacko woman who wanted to break into the music business in the worst way -- by hypnotizing bees into doing her bee-dding: getting them to seal away Iron Goose and keep people from leaving the concert. She also used them to attack the Rangers when they attempted to stop her.
  • June 13, 2008
    The Adversary
    Let's call this Bee Afraid.
  • June 13, 2008
    UnknownTroper
    The [[Custom Robo]] series has a recurring Hornet Gun, and hornets are kinda like bees...
  • June 13, 2008
    stardreamer
    @ Falcon Pain... well, somebody had to say it!

  • June 13, 2008
    Servbot
    Yeah, I think hornets should be lumped in here. They're generally treated as the deadlier version of bees in media.

    Speaking of which:

    Magic The Gathering has the Hornet Cannon.
  • June 13, 2008
    Pika Hikari KT
    Freezair For A Limited Time: A good joke about the anime is that the kids are always chased by Beedrill swarms, even when it's horny Ursaring it's Beedrill.XD
  • June 13, 2008
    Meiriona
    oh, god, Bee Afraid made me groan too loud for 1:30 AM.
  • June 14, 2008
    UnknownTroper
    Didn't Ninja Scroll have a villain with a beehive growing out of his freakin' back?
  • June 14, 2008
    MetaFour
    The Dada Webcomic Witch's Brew has the recurring character Twenty Bees Man, a superhero with the power of twenty bees.

    In Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles, the first humans to land on Mars get killed by a Martian's robot-bee gun.
  • June 14, 2008
    UnknownTroper
    In the So Bad Its Good remake of The Wicker Man the villagers decide to kill Nicolas Cage's character by putting a caged net on his head and filling it with bees.
  • June 14, 2008
    Space Jawa
    Just Bee Afraid, or Bee Afraid Bee Very Afraid? Or is the second one too much?

    Does Mario and his Bee suit in Super Mario Galaxy count, or is that pushing it too much?
  • June 14, 2008
    UnknownTroper
    Bee Afraid - with Bee Very Afraid as the first line in the actual article itself.
  • June 14, 2008
    foxley
    Bee Shooter? (Which is what Hal called his weapon in Malcolm In The Middle). Still a pun, but not nearly so painful.
  • June 14, 2008
    BlackDragon
    Yes, one of the Quirky Miniboss Squad from Ninja Scroll had a beehive for a back... as I recall, the hero killed him by throwing him into a river, causing hte panicking bees to kill him in their attempt to escape. Incidentally, he was rather noticeably similar to The Pain from MGS 3... coincidence? Who knows...

    Also, IIRC, Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath had SEVERAL Bee-based weapons.

    And another vote for Bee Afraid. Can't pass up a pun THAT bad.
  • June 14, 2008
    Scooter007
    How about this one: Bee Bee Gun.
  • June 14, 2008
    Servbot
    Ow, Scooter. Just... ow.

    I like it!
  • June 14, 2008
    UnknownTroper
    Heroes was supposed to introduce a villain named Kane in season 2 that could control insects, with bees being his main "weapon". But he never showed up. Maybe because of the Writer's Strike or maybe because it'd look ridiculous. Who knows.
  • June 14, 2008
    stardreamer
    Yet another vote for Bee Afraid.
  • June 14, 2008
    Tera
    I vote for Bee Bee Gun.
  • June 14, 2008
    Space Jawa
    I change my vote to Bee Bee Gun.

    With "Bee afraid. Be very afraid." as the first line of the article.
  • June 14, 2008
    stm177
    img364.imageshack.us/img364/3773/beeweaponcc1.th.jpg

    Batman: Bees. My God!
  • June 14, 2008
    Nyperold
    Bee FG? ;)
  • June 14, 2008
    Cosmetor
    No. I vote for Bee Shooter, because it encapsulates the trope better than anything else I can think of, and is the least obnoxious pun suggested so far.
  • June 15, 2008
    UnknownTroper
    Aww, come on, the more obnoxious the better! :) I vote for Bee Bee Gun, and second Space Jawa 's suggestion.
  • June 15, 2008
    Alkthash
    The characters in Runaways once squared off against a Bee-List villain. He was a Nazi whose body was made of bees; totally evil. Was played for laughs because half the characters didn't want to fight him because a)they were allergic to bees, or b) bugs grossed them out.
  • June 15, 2008
    BobbyG
    Got to be Bee Bee Gun.
  • June 15, 2008
    foxley
    The Runaways villain was Swarm who is mentioned in the original post.
  • June 15, 2008
    Indigo
    Bee Bee Gun for the win.

    For a while in the Silver Age, Lana Lang as Insect Queen could control bees and other insects.

    and Bugsy in Wild Cards turns from a human into a swarm of stinging insects.
  • June 15, 2008
    Cosmetor
    No, trolling is not a good idea.
  • June 15, 2008
    Patsy
  • June 15, 2008
    Cosmetor
    Yes, using titles that don't deliberately annoy people is a good idea.
  • June 15, 2008
    Fawriel
    ... I don't get the pun behind Bee Bee Gun. What's so obnoxious about it?
  • June 15, 2008
    Silent_Hunter
  • June 15, 2008
    UnknownTroper
    I vote for Bee Bee Gun. Also, the Yuzhan Vong from Star Wars traipse in this one.
  • June 15, 2008
    BobbyG
    @ Cosmetor: No offence, but since when did liking a title you don't become trolling? And I don't see how Bee Bee Gun is particularly worse than Bee Shooter. It's just funnier.
  • June 15, 2008
    Nate the Great
    Thirded on Space Jawa's idea.
  • June 15, 2008
    KimikoMuffin
    I'm amused by the phrase "omg bee" for no apparent reason.

    And I can't decide which name-idea I like best ...
  • June 15, 2008
    UnknownTroper
    In Megaman Battle Network 6, some of the enemies were beehives that when you shot them shot bees out at you. The battlechip you got from defeating them? It shot bees that home in on enemies.

    And 1 more vote for Bee Bee Gun. I've seen MUCH worse puns as trope titles. Bee Bee Gun actually makes me chuckle a bit.
  • June 15, 2008
    Bisected8
  • June 15, 2008
    Cosmetor
    It's trolling because people are supporting it specifically because other people don't like it.
  • June 15, 2008
    UnknownTroper
    I don't agree about the whole trolling thing, but I'm throwing a vote in for Bee Shooter regardless. I think the repetition required for Bee Bee Gun actually harms the pun a little.
  • June 15, 2008
    Servbot
    ...wait, which tropers are choosing Bee Bee Gun just to annoy others? People are choosing Bee Bee Gun because, in general, tropers like bad puns. Besides the droll humor, it makes things easier to remember.
  • June 15, 2008
    Wulf
    I vote for Bee Bee Gun, even if it is repetitive, it's a funnier pun than Bee Shooter. And to be honest, Cosmetor, you're the only one that specifically said you don't like that title. The only other person was joking about the pun being so bad, and said they like it in the next line.

    Bee Bee Gun is a So Bad Its Good pun, I think.
  • June 15, 2008
    UnknownTroper
    Point of order: how many entries does a trope need to launch? This one's got 60 already, even if many of them are arguing over the title...
  • June 15, 2008
    UnknownTroper
    Definitely Bee Bee Gun.

    Magic also has sets The Hive, Killer Bees (with the most awesome pic ever), Bee Sting (and the less generic but functionally identical Unyaro Bee Sting), actual Unyaro Bees (which as you may note combined Killer Bees with Unyaro Bee Sting), Caustic Wasps, and Giant Dust Wasp. Since the player controls the creatures he summons, they count.

    As for the page quote, we need the one where Yahtzee says, regarding Bioshock, that once you go up against a guy with a magical hand that shoots bees you're going to f*cking lose.
  • June 15, 2008
    RealSlimShadowen
    That last one was me, by the way.

    I think this one's launchable, too, once we settle on title.
  • June 15, 2008
    Kaybor
    I think Bee Bee Gun is the winner here.
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