Zerg Rush / Western Animation

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  • In several episodes of Futurama, Zapp Brannigan reminisces about winning one of his many "victories" using this tactic with human troops. What happened was there was an attack by "Killbots", in which he just sent waves and waves of his own men against them until they filled their pre-set "kill limit" and stopped.
    • There's also the episode where he plans to send wave after wave of ships to clog the enemy's weapons with ship wreckage:
      Zapp: The alien mothership is in orbit here. * points to map* If we can hit that bullseye, the rest of the dominoes will fall like a house of cards. Checkmate!
      Kif: (sighs)
      Zapp: Now, like all great plans, my strategy is so simple an idiot could've devised it. On my command, all ships will line up and fly directly into the alien death cannons, clogging them with wreckage.
      • In that battle, under those orders, he loses half his fleet when they mistakenly attack the Hubble Space Telescope instead of the real enemy.
  • The Venture Bros. gives a few examples:
    • A Zerg Rush gives the Monarch's henchmen a rare and costly victory over Brock Samson. It was possible because they were in the middle of partying and getting tattoos which... increased their morale enough to just dog pile him while he was distracted.
    • They later use the same tactic to bring down Guild Wasps; fighter jets piloted by Guild of Calamitous Intent Elite Mooks. They just pile on to force the Wasps to crash, and, in at least one instance, suicide dive into the engines.
  • The aptly named "Rush" in Wakfu. The favorite pastime of the Shushus, those who invoke it are pitted against 666 low-level Shushus until they fall. When the heroes face it, they also have the added challenge of fighting Anathar.
  • This is the primary strategy of the Generator Rex villain No-Face, who telepathically directs all of the EVOs at strategic points to overwhelm opponents who are attempting to escape.
  • The Changelings do this during their invasion of Canterlot in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.
  • Often pulled by the chi-blockers in The Legend of Korra in an enormous aversion of Mook Chivalry. Even worse is that they put a lot of strategy into their rushes making them twice as dangerous.
    • EVEN worse, an individual chi blocker was a competent and dangerous opponent even for main characters. They were skilled enough to actually win in one-v-one fights against the series main character. A highly coordinated rush on top of that was basically overkill for most enemies.
  • In Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama, the little Diablos made by Dr. Drakken follow this method by rushing to anyone that's in their paths.
  • In the Hanna-Barbera Richie Rich, Irona faced a group of inferior impostors all charging at her at once and she simply converted her lower body into a large roller and flattened all her attackers at once.
  • This is the favored tactic of Fmecks, the Evil Counterparts of the diminutive Arquillians on Men in Black.
  • The animated mini-movie of Hero Factory has this done with kaiju, of all things.