Follow TV Tropes

Following

History Main / StrongAnts

Go To



[[folder:Music]]
In Creator/NeilCicierega's song "Spiral of Ants" off of ''Spirit Phone'' there is the line of "Lift up and carry your weight"
[[/folder]]



** The Animorphs once turn into ants to steal a tiny component of Yeerk tech for Ax. [[HiveMind It is unpleasant]].

to:

** The Animorphs once turn into ants to steal a tiny component of Yeerk tech for Ax.Ax, comparing the ants carrying the thing to three people carrying a bus. [[HiveMind It is unpleasant]].


Added DiffLines:

[[folder:Music]]
In Creator/NeilCicierega's song "Spiral of Ants" off of ''Spirit Phone'' there is the line of "Lift up and carry your weight"
[[/folder]]


->''Oh we're the ants who ruin your dinner.''
->''We're always here to mess up any day.''
->''When we're around, every camper gets thinner.''
->'''Cause if we get the chance,''
->''we will taaaaake, your food away.''

to:

->''Oh we're the ants who ruin your dinner.''
->''We're
\\
We're
always here to mess up any day.''
->''When
\\
When
we're around, every camper gets thinner.''
->'''Cause
\\
'Cause
if we get the chance,''
->''we
chance,\\
we
will taaaaake, your food away.''



[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* The heroic black ants in ''WesternAnimation/MinusculeValleyOfTheLostAnts'' spend the first half of the movie carrying a large box of sugar cubes to their anthill. Once the box is rendered unusable after crashing into some rocks, one of them carries a comically disproportionate amount of cubes (six, while the others have one each).
[[/folder]]



* The heroic black ants in ''Film/MinusculeValleyOfTheLostAnts'' spend the first half of the movie carrying a large box of sugar cubes to their anthill. Once the box is rendered unusable after crashing into some rocks, one of them carries a comically disproportionate amount of cubes (six, while the others have one each).


* One of the most famous ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' episodes featured this as the plot, complete with infectious EarWorm. Two later episodes had callbacks to it.

to:

* %%* One of the most famous ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' episodes featured this as the plot, complete with infectious EarWorm.catchiness. Two later episodes had callbacks to it.



to:

[[caption-width-right:231:[[GotTheWholeWorldInMyHand Got the whole world in my jaws!]]]]


** Dinoponera, named after the largest ant species, is a cute GenkiGirl who [[IJustWantToHaveFriends wants friends]]. She's [[CuteButPsycho also]] a psychotic LightningBruiser of a ChildSoldier who sees no value in anyone she deems weak and really enjoys torturing people with her poisonous stings and armored fists.

to:

** Dinoponera, named after the largest ant species, is a cute GenkiGirl who [[IJustWantToHaveFriends wants friends]]. She's [[CuteButPsycho also]] a psychotic LightningBruiser of a ChildSoldier {{Child Soldier|s}} who sees no value in anyone she deems weak and really enjoys torturing people with her poisonous stings and armored fists.

Added DiffLines:

* On ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'', Randy muses about ants being able to lift things, and how they must be so ripped and get laid a lot. This inspires Earl, who is temporarily broke after being let out of prison and married to Billie, and needs to get Joy's trailer up after he tipped it over on a bender. He enlists the help of other people in Camden, who would ''never'' have done anything like that for him before he did The List.


* Launchpad [=McQuack=] of ''WesternAnimation/{{DuckTales}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' fame isn't impressed by this: "Who cares? Anybody could lift 10 times an ant's weight."

to:

* Launchpad [=McQuack=] of ''WesternAnimation/{{DuckTales}}'' ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'' and ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' fame isn't impressed by this: "Who cares? Anybody could lift 10 times an ant's weight."


* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' has the Gnormans, which are basically the [[CrapsackWorld Miseryville]] equivalent of ants, who possess SuperStrength.

Added DiffLines:

[[folder:Music]]
In Creator/NeilCicierega's song "Spiral of Ants" off of ''Spirit Phone'' there is the line of "Lift up and carry your weight"
[[/folder]]

Added DiffLines:

* Referenced in ''WesternAnimation/{{Antz}}'', where the protagonist Z mentions he's one of the weakest ants, as he's barely able to lift 10 times his weight.


Ants are able to carry several times their own body weight. In fiction, especially in cartoons, this is exaggerated for fun, making them able to carry a whole pie/banana/chicken/watermelon/whatever. Often, they'll steal some picknickers' food. This sometimes applies to [[BigCreepyCrawlies giant ants]], in blatant defiance of the SquareCubeLaw that itself is responsible for the fact that normal-sized ants have such good lifting abilities.

Essentially, [[HollywoodScience Hollywood Logic]] goes, "If normal ants can carry big loads despite their small size, huge ants can carry ''enormous'' loads!", whereas RealLife Logic goes, "Ants can carry ''relatively'' big loads ''[[SquareCubeLaw because of]]'' their small size."

to:

Ants are able to carry several times their own body weight. In fiction, especially in cartoons, this is exaggerated for fun, making them able to carry a whole pie/banana/chicken/watermelon/whatever. Often, they'll steal some picknickers' food. food.

This sometimes applies to [[BigCreepyCrawlies giant ants]], in blatant defiance of the SquareCubeLaw that itself is responsible for the fact that normal-sized ants have such good lifting abilities.

abilities. Essentially, [[HollywoodScience Hollywood Logic]] goes, "If normal ants can carry big loads despite their small size, huge ants can carry ''enormous'' loads!", whereas RealLife Logic goes, "Ants can carry ''relatively'' big loads ''[[SquareCubeLaw because of]]'' their small size."


Ants are able to carry several times their own body weight. In fiction, especially in cartoons, this is exaggerated for fun, making them able to carry a whole pie/banana/chicken/watermelon/whatever. Often, they'll steal some picknickers' food. This sometimes applies to [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever giant ants]], in blatant defiance of the SquareCubeLaw that itself is responsible for the fact that normal-sized ants have such good lifting abilities.

to:

Ants are able to carry several times their own body weight. In fiction, especially in cartoons, this is exaggerated for fun, making them able to carry a whole pie/banana/chicken/watermelon/whatever. Often, they'll steal some picknickers' food. This sometimes applies to [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever [[BigCreepyCrawlies giant ants]], in blatant defiance of the SquareCubeLaw that itself is responsible for the fact that normal-sized ants have such good lifting abilities.

Added DiffLines:

%% NOTE: Picture comes from: https://reinstatementation.wordpress.com/2011/04/04/antsy-inspiration/


* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2012&addr=120818 was about to take a nap when some ants appeared and he feared they'd carry him away.]] One of the ants said [[SubvertedTrope they'd need heavy machinery]].

to:

* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2012&addr=120818 [[https://garfield.com/comic/2012/08/18 was about to take a nap when some ants appeared and he feared they'd carry him away.]] One of the ants said [[SubvertedTrope they'd need heavy machinery]].

Added DiffLines:

->''Oh we're the ants who ruin your dinner.''
->''We're always here to mess up any day.''
->''When we're around, every camper gets thinner.''
->'''Cause if we get the chance,''
->''we will taaaaake, your food away.''
-->-- '''The Ants''', ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' The Picnic Panic

Showing 15 edit(s) of 86

Top

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:

/

Media sources:

/

Report