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Basic Trope: Weaponized bees.

  • Straight:
    • Bob has a gun that shoots deadly bees.
    • Bob has swarms of bees following him everywhere and attacking his enemies at his command.
  • Exaggerated:
    • Bob's bee-shooting gun is also made of bees.
    • Alternatively, it's a "Bee F.G."
  • Downplayed: Bob tricks his enemy into standing under a wasps' nest.
  • Justified:
    • Bob comes from a planet where the local intelligent humanoids developed a connection with bees similar to what we humans made with dogs.
  • Inverted:
    • Bees with guns.
    • A weapon that kills only bees.
    • A gun that sucks bees up instead of shooting them out.
    • Bees that use humans as weapons, Humongous Mecha style
    • A weapon that looks like a bee.
  • Subverted: The bees die while still inside the weapon.
  • Double Subverted:
    • But a few make it out alive.
    • They are shot with the stinger facing outside the barrel.
  • Parodied:
    • Bob loudly announces the horrible devastating power of his bee-gun, then points it at his enemy and presses the trigger dramatically. Dramatic silence, everyone freezes in their tracks... A few seconds pass... and then a few bees fly out lazily out of the barrel and buzz far away in random directions.
    • ...Or the dogs with bees in their mouths and when they bark they shoot bees at you?
    • Bob tries to grab a bee to use it as a weapon, only to get his hand stung in the process.
  • Zig Zagged: The bee gun is quite nasty and effective until Bob starts to need a precision weapon. He switches to a more normal weapon... until he adds an underslung "sting this thing!" pheremone projector to the gun...
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  • Averted: Bob may use a costume and equipment with a bee motif, but doesn't actually use bees as weapons.
  • Enforced: "If Bob the Beemaster doesn't have his Bee Bee Gun in The Movie, then his fans are going to pitch a fit."
  • Lampshaded: "So, he's using bees as weapons? Bee-autiful, if a little bee-zarre!"
  • Invoked: A gun that fires mini attack drones is described as firing "tiny robot bees."
  • Exploited: Bob's enemies are all allergic to bee stings.
  • Defied:
    • Bob's enemies carry incredibly effective bee repellents/poisons.
    • Bob has an innate ability to control bees, but refuses as he has a phobia.
  • Discussed: "Bees. My God."
  • Conversed: "Man, it would bee cool if I had a bee weapon like the hero of that show."
  • Deconstructed:
    • Bob's years of work on killer bees left him constantly on the verge of death (with only strong medication keeping him up) due to all the attacks by the bees.
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    • Bob's bees always attack everyone in the area, including civilians, Bob's allies, and Bob.
  • Reconstructed:
    • Bob's years of work on killer bees left him understanding them better and educating his friends how to treat them with caution.
    • Yes, Bob's bees attack everyone, but he's an Omnicidal Maniac.

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