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*In ''Blog/TinySapientUngulates'' the changelings are interpreted as large Four Legged Insects that are evolved to mimic ponies' appearance.


** ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' had Inferno show up in the second season for the Predacons. Beast form, giant ant. Robot form, giant ant-headed robot whose abdomen turned into a [[KillItWithFire flamethrower]]. Best known for thinking he was ''actually'' an ant, referring to their ship (and at first, just his pod) as "the colony," and referring to [[BigBad Megatron]] as "[[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments my queen]]". A majority of the Predacons also took on insect or arthropod modes.

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** ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' had Inferno show up in the second season for the Predacons. Beast form, giant ant. Robot form, giant ant-headed robot whose abdomen turned into a [[KillItWithFire flamethrower]]. Best known for thinking he was ''actually'' an ant, referring to their ship (and at first, just his pod) as "the colony," and referring to [[BigBad Megatron]] as "[[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments my queen]]"."my queen". A majority of the Predacons also took on insect or arthropod modes.

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* In Creator/RoaldDahl's ''Literature/JamesAndTheGiantPeach'', James bfriends a group of insects living on the eponymous enormous fruit who have become human-sized and anthropomorphic as a result of the same magic that created the giant peach.


TruthInTelevision back in the Carboniferous Period, but only possible due to higher oxygen levels at the time -- such animals lack lungs and breathe, at best, via trachea stuck in the abdomen wrapped in carapace, so ones that get too big can't absorb enough oxygen to survive, and those that get a lot of trachea (centipedes) constantly risk dehydration. The SquareCubeLaw also holds them down. These restrictions are downplayed underwater, however.

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TruthInTelevision back in the Carboniferous Period, but only possible due to higher oxygen levels at the time -- such animals lack lungs and breathe, at best, via trachea stuck in the abdomen wrapped in carapace, so ones that get too big can't absorb enough oxygen to survive, and those that get a lot of trachea (centipedes) constantly risk dehydration. The SquareCubeLaw also holds them down. These restrictions are downplayed underwater, however.



* Ant telepathy + Pym Particles makes this one of ''Comicbook/{{Antman}}'''s tricks of the trade.
* Franchise/{{Superman}}: In an issue of ''Comicbook/KryptoniteNevermore'', Superman faces off against two rhino-sized ants. After the fight Superman notes that [[SquareCubeLaw their size]] [[RealityEnsues would have doomed them soon anyway.]]

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* Ant telepathy + Pym Particles makes this one of ''Comicbook/{{Antman}}'''s ''ComicBook/AntMan'''s tricks of the trade.
* Franchise/{{Superman}}: In an issue of ''Comicbook/KryptoniteNevermore'', Superman faces off against two rhino-sized ants. After the fight Superman notes that [[SquareCubeLaw their size]] [[RealityEnsues would have doomed them soon anyway.]]
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* Franchise/{{Superman}}: In an issue of ''ComicBook/KryptoniteNevermore'', Superman faces off against two rhino-sized ants. After the fight Superman notes that [[SquareCubeLaw their size]] [[RealityEnsues would have doomed them soon anyway.]]



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** The classic series has "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E5TheWebPlanet The Web Planet]]" and "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS11E5PlanetOfTheSpiders Planet of the Spiders]]", among others. The queen spider was larger than a double-decker bus, man... Eugh.

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** The classic series has "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E5TheWebPlanet The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E5TheWebPlanet "The Web Planet]]" Planet"]] and "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS11E5PlanetOfTheSpiders Planet of the Spiders]]", among others. The queen spider was larger than a double-decker bus, man... Eugh.



** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E7KillTheMoon "Kill the Moon"]] has the giant bacteria creatures, which look like spiders, on the Moon-egg.

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** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E7TheUnicornAndTheWasp "The Unicorn and the Wasp"]] has a human-sized alien wasp. When Donna says she ran into a giant wasp, she doesn't mean big, she means FLIPPING ENORMOUS!
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E7KillTheMoon "Kill the Moon"]] has the giant bacteria creatures, which look like spiders, on the Moon-egg.



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* True to the source, the Bugs in ''Pinball/StarshipTroopers'' all easily dwarf a typical Mobile Infantry human.
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* True to the source, the Bugs in ''Pinball/StarshipTroopers'' all easily dwarf a typical Mobile Infantry human.
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* ''Triple'' subverted in the short story "giANTS" by Edward Bryant. An IntrepidReporter uncovers evidence that the American and Brazilian governments are working together to [[GovernmentCoverup cover something up]], and various clues -- not least of which being increased interest in the movie ''Film/{{Them}}'' among the involved parties -- make her suspect that an army of giant mutant ants has arisen in South America, and that, like the fire ants and killer bees before them, they're on their way north. She manages to track down a scientist who seems to be connected to the whole thing, but he tells her that there are no giant mutant ants -- ''yet''. [[spoiler:He then explains to her what's actually going on. It turns out that something -- possibly a radiation leak from a nearby power station -- has messed up the life cycle of a swarm of army ants, permanently locking them into their nomadic phase. They're no bigger than other ants of their species, but they're more active, more aggressive and hungrier, and have the power to devastate the ecosystem in their path. Oh, and thanks to incautious use of insecticide over the years, they're resistant to every one available. Fortunately, the project he's part of has come up with an unconventional solution: a mutagen which will, indeed, cause the ants to grow enormous... [[RealityEnsues which will inevitably kill them]] as [[SquareCubeLaw their bodies can no longer carry their own weight]]. It works.]]


* This is the whole premise of ''Manga/KyochuuRettou'', which means ''The Island of Giant Insects''. It follows a group of students that crash-land on an island where all the bugs have somehow turned gigantic. From wasps, to ticks, to tiger beetle larvae and even firefly. [[FromBadToWorse Things]] get [[CruelAndUnusualDeath messy]] [[BodyHorror real quick]].

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* This is the whole premise of ''Manga/KyochuuRettou'', which means ''The Island of Giant Insects''. It follows a group of students that crash-land on an island where all the bugs have somehow turned gigantic. From wasps, to ticks, to tiger beetle larvae and even firefly. [[FromBadToWorse Things]] get [[OrificeInvasion get]] [[CruelAndUnusualDeath messy]] [[BodyHorror real quick]].


** Numerous giant insects have appeared over the years, including bees, wasps, and ticks, as well as creatures like the manscorpion (a sort of scorpionic centaur) and the formians, a race of Law-aligned Outsiders in the form of human-sized ants.

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** Numerous giant insects have appeared over the years, including bees, wasps, and ticks, as well as creatures like the manscorpion (a sort race of scorpionic centaur) ScorpionPeople) and the formians, a race of Law-aligned Outsiders in the form of human-sized ants.



** Ankhegs are large burrowing insects that look a bit like giant rove beetles and are able to spew acid from their mandibles.
** Gloomwings are giant predatory moths from the [[DarkWorld Plane of Shadow]] with swirling hypnotic on their wings. Their caterpillars, known as Tenebrous Worms, are even bigger and more ferocious than them, possessing venomous quills composed of a shadowy substance.



* An egyptian player that choses to worship [[WarGoddess Sekhmet]] during the Heroic Age in ''VideoGame/AgeOfMythology'' can train Scarabs as a myth unit; they are basically dung beetles, but ''HUGE''. And instead of dung, they preffer to eat buildings, essentialy making them living siege weapons.
* ''VideoGame/DarkestDungeon'': Among the monsters you can encounter in the various dungeons are giant Maggots, two types of GiantSpider (Spitters, who spew Blight-inducing venom, and Webbers, who can slow, mark, or even stun your heroes with their webs), the worm-like Carrion Eaters found in the Warrens, and the snail-like Sea Maggots. The ''Crimson Court'' expansion adds the Bloodsuckers, which are [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires styled after mosquitos]], who look vaguely humanoid at first but will [[GameFace drop any pretense of humanity and become mutated, bug-like monstrosities at their first taste of blood.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/ARKSurvivalEvolved'', they're probably the second most plentiful creatures after [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs dinosaurs]], from pony-sized spiders and scorpions to dragonflies and ants the size of dogs. [[RuleOfCool Most of them can also be domesticated.]]
* An egyptian Egyptian player that choses chooses to worship [[WarGoddess Sekhmet]] during the Heroic Age in ''VideoGame/AgeOfMythology'' can train Scarabs as a myth unit; they are basically dung beetles, but ''HUGE''. And instead of dung, they preffer prefer to eat buildings, essentialy essentially making them living siege weapons.
* ''VideoGame/DarkestDungeon'': Among the monsters you can encounter in the various dungeons are giant Maggots, two types of GiantSpider (Spitters, who spew Blight-inducing venom, and Webbers, who can slow, mark, or even stun your heroes with their webs), the worm-like Carrion Eaters found in the Warrens, and the snail-like Sea Maggots. The ''Crimson Court'' expansion adds the Bloodsuckers, which are [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires styled after mosquitos]], mosquitoes]], who look vaguely humanoid at first but will [[GameFace drop any pretense of humanity and become mutated, bug-like monstrosities at their first taste of blood.]]

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* The BigBad of WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot was the Cluster, robots who look like beetles, roaches, and bees.

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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' bonus story ''Uncivil Servant'', Belkar is repeatedly ambushed by an ankheg, a type of burrowing acid-dripping bug from ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Amphibia}}'' has plenty of these ranging from cat-sized to being large enough to eat one of the FrogMen who inhabit Amphibia. Said frog-people also keep some of them as pets or farm animals.


** A quest in Fallout 3 involving said fire breathing ants reveals they were given this ability by a scientist who was attempting to return them to a normal size. Naturally, things [[GoneHorriblyWrong went horribly wrong]].



** Cazadors break from the pattern somewhat: instead of being nuclear mutants, they originated as tarantula hawk wasps who were genetically engineered to grow to huge sizes by a MadScientist with nothing better to do.

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** Cazadors break from the pattern somewhat: instead of being nuclear mutants, they originated as tarantula hawk wasps who were genetically engineered to grow to huge sizes by a MadScientist with [[ForScience nothing better to do.do]].


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* ''VideoGame/TheMatrixPathOfNeo'' has six-foot tall, humanoid shaped '''ants''' that can only be [[KillItWithFire killed with fire.]]


* Beelzebub, the aptly named "Lord of the Flies" and [[VillainousGlutton Patron Demon of Gluttony]], is often depicted as [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bf/Beelzebub.png a gigantic flying insect]]. Of course, some writers state that Beelzebub is just a nickname for Satan.

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* Beelzebub, the aptly named "Lord of the Flies" and [[VillainousGlutton Patron Demon of Gluttony]], is often depicted as [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bf/Beelzebub.png a gigantic flying insect]]. Of course, some The name is also an alternate name for {{Satan}}. Some writers state take the less cool option that Beelzebub is just a nickname for Satan.Satan comparing him to a pile of dung that attracts flies (hence "Lord of the Flies").


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* The title character in ''WesternAnimation/AMonsterInParis'' is a flea that had been enlarged in a lab accident.



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* The title character in ''WesternAnimation/AMonsterInParis'' is a flea that had been enlarged in a lab accident.

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* The title character in ''WesternAnimation/AMonsterInParis'' is a flea that had been enlarged in a lab accident.
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** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E11Utopia "Utopia"]] has Chantho, an extremely nice humanoid insect alien. Jack Harkness ([[ExtremeOmnisexual unsurprisingly]]) flirts with her.



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