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We’ve covered the top video games featuring bugs, but that isn’t to say those games had the bugs! Wanna know our take on the best Monster Bugs media has to offer? Here is our top 5 Monster Bug list:
#5 Monster Hunter‘s Seltas Queen and Warrior
If you’re not familiar with the Monster Hunter series, it’s a CAPCOM game that made its debut on the PS2 in 2004. It has since made its way from Sony to Nintendo, with recent games being featured on the 3DS and one on the Wii U. The Seltas Queen and her Warrior were introduced in Monster Hunter 4 on the 3DS as the first major bug enemies you could encounter for a quest, and are considered to be based on beetles. The two work side by side, or at least until the Queen is hurting badly. Then she just grabs her handy warrior and uses him to increase her health by outright eating him. Though if you’re hoping this makes the battle easier fighting one target, don’t get too hopeful. She calls for another one each time there’s a lack of a warrior by her side.
The credit of first known Sandworm goes to Frank Herbert, author of Dune which was written in 1965. Sandworms are those creatures that turn your average harmless worm into a terrifying behemoth that can theoretically swallow cities if they’re big enough. You’ve seen them everywhere, but I think America’s most famous instance is in the movie Tremors. You may also know of the sandworm from Beetlejuice or Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.
#3 Every Giant Spider Ever
The only thing scarier than spiders is public speaking, until you consider possibility of giant spiders. These 8-legged giants are a video game enemy classic, as you’ll find them at some point as an enemy encounter (World of Warcraft, Gauntlet, Dark Souls, Monster Hunter, and Doom to name a few). The giant spiders have also made their way into several books and movies, earning it’s own spot as antagonist in films like the General Spider in Arachnophobia and Shelob in Lord of the Rings. Since there are so many giant spiders you can find in media, we just had to attribute our #3 spot to all of them.
#2 The entire Starship Troopers Struggle
If you haven’t seen this movie, I highly recommend it; however, it’s in no way for the light of heart or young children (I’m not kidding, this movie is rated R for graphic gore, intense and frightening scenes, mild profanity, and more). Starship Troopers features alien as the main antagonist, and several times throughout they refer to them as “bugs” and “insects.” Earth is being invaded by these alien bugs, and it has only been a downhill battle. You follow the space marines as they travel to the bug alien home planet and attempt to eradicate the pests once and for all. Also young Neil Patrick Harris is in it, and that’s always a plus.
The one and only Kaijū, Mothra makes our number one spot in our Monster Bug list. Mothra is an iconic Kaijū from Toho, the same company that brought us Godizilla. Toho is known for doing basically every well-acclaimed giant monster film in Japan. Mothra first appears in it’s own film in 1961 where it appears as the Infant Island’s deity that protects them from atomic testing. Mothra is always accompanied by two “fairies” which are always two women from the Infant island who are no taller than 12 inches. They have the ability to call Mothra with their song, which can be seen in Mothra’s own Mothra vs. Godzilla feature.