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    Fan Works 
Mantis: [casually] Hey, mouse, how many bugs do you think are down there, watching?
Mouse Bandit: Th-thousands?
Mantis: At least. There's hundreds of thousands in Wei Fu Woods. And how many mice came over from Zhi Village?
Mouse Bandit: ...a few hundred.
Mantis: I see, interesting. So, now that the idea of using superior numbers to overwhelm enemies has been planted in their heads, how long do you think you can keep subjugating people?
Oogway's Little Owl, after Taylor has just finished telling the story of A Bug's Life to a village of opressed insects.

Mikey: The Shredder thinks if he throws enough Foot ninja at a problem, it'll go away.
Breech: That's right. There'll be less Foot ninja for a start.
The Long Walk, a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fanfic

    Film—Animation 
"You let one ant stand up to us, and they all might stand up! Those "puny little ants" outnumber us a hundred to one. And if they ever figure that out, there goes our way of life!"

Z: [panicked] Hey, wait a minute! Let's not get... we're being too hasty here! These guys sound like bruisers! Just how were you figuring on beating them?!
Barbatus: Superior numbers, kid! Overwhelm their defenses, and kill their queen!
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    Film—Live-Action 
"The one with the rifle shoots! The one without follows him! When the one with the rifle gets killed, the one without picks up the rifle and shoots!"

"There's too many of 'em!"
Bruce Banner, Avengers: Infinity War

    Literature 
Every time we killed a thousand Bugs at a cost of one M.I. it was a net victory for the Bugs. We were learning, expensively, just how efficient a total communism can be when used by a people actually adapted to it by evolution; the Bug commissars didn't care any more about expending soldiers than we cared about expending ammo.

Corporal Vanhala: A Finnish soldier is as good as ten Soviets!
Corporal Lahtinen: Yes, but what do you do when the eleventh one comes?

    Live-Action TV 
"You know nothing of violence. Twelve mangy dogs can kill a lion."
Marc Antony, Rome

    Tabletop Games 
Throw enough goblins at a problem and it should go away. At the very least, there'll be fewer goblins.
Flavor Text for "Goblin Piledriver", Magic: The Gathering

    Video Games 
"One down, millions to go."
Scout Sergeant Cyrus after killing a Tyranid, Dawn of War II

"There're thousands of Zerg!"
Tychus Findlay, StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty

Tychus Findlay: So how was it, Jimmy, fightin' them zerg?
Jim Raynor: All the scrapes we got into back in the day, all the narrow escapes, none of it compares to how terrible they are, Tychus. You don't know what true fear is till you've got a thousand of these sons of bitches barrelin' down on ya.
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, conversation prior to Zero Hour

"It doesn't matter. We're the Swarm; we can sacrifice thousands for each one of their soldiers."

Whoa! A horde of (insert Pokémon name here) appeared!
Pokémon X and Y / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, during the beginning of a Horde Encounter.

"Some battles can be won by attrition. This is not one of them. As you have observed, the draug and their waterlogged victims are able to spawn like newts. The forest insects are equally prodigious. The military position will not, cannot hold."
Richard Sonnac, The Secret World

"Oh, God! Never underestimate the power of stupid things in large numbers!"

"A goblin has entered your domain. On his own he is a cowardly beast, but in a horde becomes a useful fighting force."
The Mentor, Dungeon Keeper 2
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    Webcomics 
Haley: I'm sorry, but they're 1-HD hobgoblins. I think each soldier can handle 3 of them.
O-Chul: Right, because the forces of evil are always considerate enough to attack in discrete 3-person groups. ...Let's say your Armor Class is so high they need a natural 20 to hit you. Statistically, that means that one out of every twenty attacks is still hurting you. If each hobgoblin gets off 4 attacks before you can put them down, then for every 5 foes you face tomorrow, you'll be stabbed once. So what are you going to do if the entire army attacks, say, the south wall? Can you survive fighting 100 hobgoblins until we can reinforce your position? How about 200? 2000?

    Web Original 
Jack: We shouldn't underestimate Tutti-Frutti's minions!
Cobalt: Yeah, they are soooooo effective!
Jack: Very effective, and more importantly very numerous!
Dora: Yeah, beware, there must be seven of them inside!
Jack: Seven hundred, to be specific.
[Beat]
Dora: ... Okay, now I get your point.

kekekekekekekeke ZERG RUSH! ^________^
— Korean StarCraft servers, traditional

Not sure if your opponent has assembled a "Cloak of the Undead King"? Don't worry, I have a foolproof method of finding out! Mouse over his stack of Power Liches in combat, note down the number, if it's somewhere between several hundred thousand or if the text box is flickering and glitching out, he probably has it assembled. Let me explain, normally, Necromancy revives only Skeletons, but with a Cloak of the Balanced King, you revive Liches instead. Liches are Level 5 Necropolis Shooters, and your opponent has billions of them. He has so many, that if he ever tried to split the stacks in his inventory, his game will crash.
SsethTzeenatch: briefly discussing how the Necropolis faction can abuse this with the right items in becoming an unstoppable force in Heroes of Might and Magic III

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