r/nextfuckinglevel 6d ago

The big ROBOT bug on the right encounters the real bug

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u/Jackot45 6d ago

It bloody bodyslammed the robot bug

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u/MightyCaseyStruckOut 6d ago

Actual bug truly is the alpha. Hopefully a female bug was watching.

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u/JustHugMeAndBeQuiet 6d ago

Hell, I'd fuck him.

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u/NebulaBritain 6d ago

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u/Alleleirauh 6d ago

Oh please, that beetle would be the one doing the fucking.

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u/mrplatypus81 6d ago

This made me laugh out loud while in class. And it sounded like Goofy. A straight up "he-yuk". Now people are staring.

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u/JustHugMeAndBeQuiet 6d ago

Do it again. Assert dominance. If they ask what you're laughing at, describe it in great detail.

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u/jellybellybean2 6d ago

Just explain it’s because someone said they’d fuck a bug.

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u/notoriousnationality 6d ago

Thanks for the loud lol I just had :))))

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u/Luxpreliator 6d ago edited 6d ago

I want to be a wingman for beetles. Set up staged fights with robot bugs to make the real bugs look sexy. Be like one of the matchmakers but for bugs.

Did that whole collect lightning bugs in a jar thing as a kid once and I totally got one of them laid. Best feeling ever. Thought the one I found on the ground was a dude too tired to fly. Was probably the one lady.

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u/MommysLittleBadass 6d ago

Get a degree in beetle husbandry and you could probably head the US department of energy.

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u/kynmites 6d ago

Or try and shut it down and end up in charge of it.

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u/EnemiesAllAround 6d ago

You are the hitch of beetles

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u/Dies2much 6d ago

Wingman level 3000

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u/pilgrimprincess 6d ago

The Alpha is the female.

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u/Swordf1sh_ 6d ago

Came here to say this. These fools just assuming it's a male beetle lol.

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u/DamnYouVodka 6d ago

Dung Beetles know how to keep their shit together

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u/sdfgh23456 6d ago edited 6d ago

That's not a dung beetle, some type of stag beetle I think

Edit: stag beetle, not stage

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u/Hiraeth68 6d ago

Rhinoceros beetle, I think.

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u/ShowereringCats 6d ago

I think its a hercules beetle and not a rhinoceros one.. unless im wrong

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u/ShowereringCats 6d ago

Hol up we're both wrong

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u/sdfgh23456 6d ago

Hercules beetle is a rhinoceros beetle, right?

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u/Greaterbird 6d ago

Rhino beetles have vertical pincers

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u/pATREUS 6d ago

Google Lens says it's a Rainbow Stag Beetle from Australia/New Guinea. I used to play with their glossy black cousins in the UK, until I got bitten. Fun times.

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u/Tinypro2005 6d ago

Take my upvote and leave

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u/scottishfighter_ 6d ago

yeah- in theys bloody MOUF

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u/android24601 6d ago

Beetle was like "what the hell is this? Bitch, please" SEISMIC TOSS

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u/RecoveringPessimist4 6d ago

Thorax slammed *

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u/Drakena_Amaterasu 6d ago

Heracross used earth toss, it's super effective!

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u/HotWingus 6d ago

the beetle borg*

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u/ArchaicObelisk 6d ago

Of the Big Bad variety?

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u/Wcounty87 6d ago

this beetle's totally getting laid tonight

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u/ElegantCatastrophe 6d ago

Or he'll be too busy telling the story to everyone he meets all night.

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u/ohgodspidersno 6d ago

"He had me in the first half not gonna lie"

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u/Stark556 6d ago

“Yo this fuckin robot beetle came at me earlier man the government is trying to replace us maaan”

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u/bissozwei 6d ago

Fucking Beetle Gates is in on it too

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u/jeesh 6d ago

“BOOM! You lookin’ for this??”

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u/Gravim3tric_ 6d ago

everyone laughs

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u/smb_samba 6d ago

My man must have felt like a fucking champ after taking that robot out.

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u/ADRIFT_ABORT 6d ago

This is just metal.

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u/Clutch63 6d ago

I can only imagine your joy when the little icon popped up after hitting reply.

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u/kuntfuxxor 6d ago

Nah i actually knew about that one, used to be better.

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u/Isteppedinpoopy 6d ago

There’s some plastic and silicon in there too

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u/ADRIFT_ABORT 6d ago

Indeed there is !

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u/GodIsANarcissist 6d ago

And chitin!

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u/BeeApples 6d ago

We all know metal came from the Beatles. (I'm not kidding btw)

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u/Imactuallymort 6d ago

Elaborate

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u/BeeApples 6d ago

In like 1967 Paul read an article about a new song The Who was coming out with and in the article Pete Townshend of The Who said "it's the loudest most raw rock song ever" (I Can See for Miles - The Who). After reading this Paul said to himself "well we can't let those guys try and get ahead of us in any way" so Paul wrote "Helter Skelter" which many many people believe to be the beginning of metal music

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u/havereddit 6d ago

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u/K4rmaaaa 6d ago

Also the first black sabbath album too

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u/ytinasxaJ 6d ago

I consider Black Sabbath to be the origin of metal, I don’t think just using distortion cuts it

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u/K4rmaaaa 6d ago

I suppose a lot of that was lack of access to distortion pedals in the 70s so they probably bad to destroy their amps a bit to create that overdriven sound

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u/pinniped1 6d ago

Godzilla vs Mecha Godzilla

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u/KneeDeepInTheDead 6d ago

Did Godzilla ever fight a Beetle monster? Im curious to watch that now.

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u/wrathking 6d ago

Yes, he did! His name was Megalon.

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u/KneeDeepInTheDead 6d ago

Guess im gonna watch this tonight. Thanks!

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u/Joba_Fett 6d ago

Remember to tell us what you think! General consensus is: MST3K’s version is a vast improvement.

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u/KneeDeepInTheDead 6d ago

Oh they did their take on it? Shit, I might have to do that instead.

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u/NateZilla10000 6d ago

Awesome you're taking interest in Godzilla, but fair warning: Godzilla vs Megalon is one of the ridiculous ones. Funny and campy as hell, but ridiculous.

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u/Jackot45 6d ago

Hahaha holy shit, the robot stood no chance

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u/Thiccboi_joe 6d ago edited 6d ago

The robot was mostly made of plastic and beetles can carry up to 850 times their own weight. Edit: word

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u/WHITEBLADE___ 6d ago

850? Can somebody send me their workout schedule

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u/MothFucker_69 6d ago

100 pushups, situps, squats and 10km run every day

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u/Ieznoo 6d ago
Warning

By doing this workout routine you may lose all of your hair, proceed with caution

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u/ThunderStray 6d ago

and also getting extremely bored

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u/Kidney__Failure 6d ago

Yeah but you get a sweet apartment

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u/Darebear420 6d ago

That you ultimately destroy tryna catch a fly

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u/MegaMindBigBoi 6d ago

Then you meet a cyborg who becomes your disciple

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u/themagpie36 6d ago

It's not that tine consuming. You could do all of that in a few hours.

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u/the2ndsmartestperson 6d ago

Yeah, but what do you do when you get so jacked that nothing is a challenge anymore?

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u/ChipsHanden 6d ago

Become a hero for fun, of course.

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u/Joba_Fett 6d ago

But never stop! Not even when your elbows start making weird clicking noises!!

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u/fnordcinco 6d ago

Also, don't use heat in the winter or AC in the summer.

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u/door_food 6d ago

3 meals a day, but just a banana for breakfast is fine

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u/PM_ME_IF_U 6d ago

I KNOW THIS QUOTE NOW

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u/copperholic 6d ago

I think their limbs work on pneumatics instead of muscle. Maybe hydraulics.

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u/Roflkopt3r 6d ago edited 6d ago

Some such systems exist, but they mostly use normal muscle fibres that can also be found in vertebrates.

Their high relative strength is due to the cube-square-law: when you scale a creature up, its weight increases faster than its strength. This is because the volume (and therefore the weight) of a 3-dimensional object scales in a cubic fashion, whereas muscle strength scales with the crosssection, i.e. in 2 dimensions and thus with a square function.

This means very big animals like elephants have a lower power/bodyweight ratio, while very small ones like mice and insects a very high one.

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u/cheers_and_applause 6d ago

FYI only four Beatles ever existed.

A beetle is a kind of bug. "Beatles" was a pun about the hair and music of four young men from Liverpool.

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u/MrSpencerMcIntosh 6d ago

Unless you include Pete Best and George Martin, than its 6

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u/lodpwnage 6d ago

Can they carry here own weight?

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u/Wes___Mantooth 6d ago edited 6d ago

That beetle probably has an inflated view of its own strength now, it now thinks it can take on bugs much bigger than it. You just know he thinks he's hot shit now and is going to go in to his next fight cocky and get wrecked.

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u/redgreenapple 6d ago

Maybe it can? Is bug strength correlated with bug size? I can think of a few big dumb weak bugs. Also I wonder if it’s not the size that matters but the motion

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u/RonVen 6d ago

ants can carry 5,000 times its own weight, so bug size probably doesnt have anything to do with its strength

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u/Cory123125 6d ago edited 6d ago

I love how as Ive scrolled down the number of weight this bug can lift has multiplied.

From 850x to 5000x, by the bottom itll be able to lift the world.


I misread

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u/throwawayy2k2112 6d ago

To be fair, 850 was the beetle and 5000 was about ants. I’m not fact checking this shit though so you’re probably right

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u/RicardoR12534 6d ago

The value of gravity doesn’t change between bigger and small bodies, it's a constant after all. The smaller the animal, the more insane that number will be. It so happens that the ant is the smallest animal commonly known. Just my two cents.

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u/hooahmont 6d ago

The ant is most definitely not the smallest animal commonly known...

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u/stay_fr0sty 6d ago

bug size

Don't you mean "bug weight" doesn't have anything to do with its strength? 5,000x their own "size" would mean an ant could lift a (very light) object that is like 100 ft in length.

That would be terrifying.

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u/Wes___Mantooth 6d ago edited 6d ago

Yeah but if it was facing off a larger bug of the same species the larger bug would probably win. This bug vs a real bug the size of that robot, big bug wins.

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u/gregeggblegh 6d ago edited 6d ago

I can’t remember what these guys are called right now, but I know they “joust” with other males just like this (centred around mating, what). He’s using his bug body exactly the way he’s meant to - I’m sure this robot bug was big/heavy, but put up less of a real “fight” than his instincts prepared him for!

Edit: I did an amateur google search, green stag beetle looks very similar but I am also not confident in my entomology skills

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u/GalaxyClassNerd 6d ago

Next encounter is going to be rough for this guy.

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u/_HaiseSasaki_ 6d ago

Joubin is going to want to see this.

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u/mohmar2010 6d ago

Speed kinging to this battle

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u/onefatbadger 6d ago

I scrolled all the way down here just to find this and validate my tastes

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u/PolypsychicRadMan 6d ago

Was looking for this comment

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u/snapekillseddard 6d ago

Joubin gonna N U T King Call.

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u/Sp33dl3m0n 6d ago

Ah a fellow cultured individual.

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u/Spoon420Blaze 6d ago

fuck josuke

All my homies love beetle battles

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u/slinkywarrier 6d ago

WARNING, GORE! WARNING, GORE!

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u/SHIZZZAAAA 6d ago

Scrolled all the way to find a jojo reference (very much worth my time)

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u/Kolo5daboss 6d ago

you beat me to it

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u/Twirlingbarbie 6d ago

WASTED

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u/DefNotBenShapiro 6d ago edited 6d ago

I know that you can bold text with **, but how do you get large text?

Edit: figured it out

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u/Canop 6d ago

Probably like this

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u/DefNotBenShapiro 6d ago

Bruh

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u/Canop 6d ago

It comes from markdown formatting: main headers are prefixed with a # (# Example). Second level headers by two #, etc.

Big title as example

Smaller title

Third level

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u/TrdNPnchBwl 6d ago

TRYING

still trying

smaller

awesome
#will it go even smaller

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u/Jskillz713 6d ago

My Turn

How do you make them bold?

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u/Twirlingbarbie 6d ago

Hashtag

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u/DefNotBenShapiro 6d ago

thanks

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u/JJFranchise79 6d ago

i just want to try

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u/AnoesisApatheia 6d ago

Is it possible to learn this power?

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u/TriLexMiester 6d ago

So where is Jojolion fans are?

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u/megabex0 6d ago

Hi

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u/siccoblue 6d ago

Jojo fans? On reddit? Don't be silly. Not like they've completely taken over this website

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u/cripwalktothegrave 6d ago

Came down here to comment the same thing, fuck Endless Calamity

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u/machu_pikacchu 6d ago

I really liked the dynamic of Wonder of U at first, but I really want this battle to end now.

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u/rough_bread 6d ago

WOU be like, BUT WAIT THERES MORE

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u/HiHowIsYourDayGoing 6d ago

Pocket stand GO!

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u/-__-_--_----_-___- 6d ago

It seems longer because the CHAPTERS take long to release, so it's like the battle is months long. But they're actually chapters, the real battle would be just as long as the made in heaven or the world fight

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u/forreal-_- 6d ago

Hoped to see one

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u/tyler_the_treeman 6d ago

Any source on the song?

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u/Silent-Sympathy 6d ago

Red Alert C&C Soundtrack: Hell March
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HUWUtTZvK4

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u/scratchyNutz 6d ago

Yeah, it got an upvote from me on the strength of that alone.

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u/Aggressive_Floor2545 6d ago

Red Alert was warning us about Yuri who got Americans to install a Soviet puppet without a single Airship.

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u/Sandite 6d ago

Humbling times I'm living in when the music from the game of my youth is referenced so far below the top comment...

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u/Ssmo72 6d ago

Man hearing that brought back memories

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u/the_murder_of_crowe 6d ago

So many memories that I hear tesla coils in other games.

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u/IronLanternGamer 6d ago

KIROV AIRSHIP REPORTING

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u/Eljordo1 6d ago

CONSCRIPT REPORTING!

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u/_teslaTrooper 6d ago

TWO THOUSAND VOLTS COMING UP

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u/-FeistyRabbitSauce- 6d ago

Construction complete.

Additional resources required.

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u/LemoLuke 6d ago

"Westwood Studios"

*Chronosphere charge*

"Proudly Presents"

*Chronosphere charge*

COMMAND & CONQUER: RED ALERT

One of the best intros ever!!

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u/lotsum20 6d ago

openra.net if you wanna download and play on computer (Linux, Mac, pc)

https://youtube.com/user/CovertFlobert - fiveaces on YouTube - some good Red Alert replays and commentary.

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u/RealFknNito 6d ago

Conscript Reporting.

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u/Im_Currently_Pooping 6d ago

Brings back fond memories <3

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u/ClownFace488 6d ago

Haven't heard this song in probably over a decade, u still hum it sometimes, so good to actually hear it again!

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u/assholeinhisbathrobe 6d ago

Google cncnet if you guys still wanna play. I cant believe how many people are still playing.

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u/Doc_Osten 6d ago

Clicked the post for the bugs, stayed for the song. I had that soundtrack on repeat for a long time. Hell March was an OG hype song for younger me.

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u/_teslaTrooper 6d ago

Hell March 2 is even better imo. Composed by Frank Klepacki if anyone's looking for more of the same style.

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u/SaintGabe 6d ago

christ I had to dig so far to upvote your comment, I love the Hell March, it's like formative to my being

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u/CK1277 6d ago

Stag beetles don’t screw around.

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u/dedbeets 6d ago

BAH GAWD! BAH GAWD! THAT BUG HAS A FAMILY!

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u/[deleted] 6d ago

AS GOD IS MY WITNESS HE IS BROKEN IN HALF

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u/godhand2nd 6d ago

I had to scroll so far, but I was rewarded with a JR quote

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u/JesusIsAJojo 6d ago

Jojolion Live Action

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u/Huff1809 6d ago

Did you really use the song from red alert?! That really takes me back lol

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u/_c-span_ 6d ago

ENGINEER REPORTING FOR DUTY

side note: I'm pretty disappointed in the RA1 remake

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u/Proud-Masterpiece 6d ago

We could spend a trillion dollars and fail to make a robot beetle as capable as a real one.

Real ones barely need to eat anything to get enough fuel to live and live.

Robot beetles can’t use energy as efficiently and quickly need to recharge.

Also real beetles are pretty smart, and can deal with a variety of circumstances.

Also they can self-replicate (with a mate).

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u/GeniusFrequency 6d ago

Replace beetle with any creature. Does the same logic apply?

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u/21stAndDistracted 6d ago

Humanity prevails!

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u/OpenUpItsFBI 6d ago

Bugs prevail

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u/beluuuuuuga 6d ago

I've already donated my soul to the bug gods. Hopefully I'm spared.

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u/CurtisLeow 6d ago

Yeah well, I'm from Buenos Aires, and I say kill 'em all!

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u/feelinlucky7 6d ago

If bugs were bigger, they’d be a fucking problem. I know they used to be due to higher O2 content in the atmosphere, but that was around the Triassic period.. I think. Can’t remember if it was pre or post Permian extinction

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u/Holybartender83 6d ago

I actually saw a really good documentary on this a while back called “Starship Troopers”. The giant bugs were indeed a fucking problem.

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u/The_bruce42 6d ago

The only good bug is a dead bug

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u/kroganwarlord 6d ago

I'm going down a youtube rabbit hole now and it's your fault.

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u/TheSlonk 6d ago

Josuke, wanna tussle?

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u/PmMeUrMommyMilkers 6d ago

This bug went full Jon Connor. He ain't afraid of no Skynet.

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u/9erry 6d ago

Does anyone else get PS1 Red Alert nostalgia from the music or just me

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u/woeeij 6d ago edited 6d ago

Wow, I didn't know they had original Red Alert on console. I remember playing it on my family's ancient Gateway PC. I would play 1v1s with my friends over the phone line and get in trouble for hogging the phone line for 12 hours without anyone realizing lol.

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u/I-not-human-I 6d ago

YEET the robot

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u/Galaxy01500 6d ago

Heracross vs pinsir. Epik battle

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u/Bronzeborg 6d ago

her name is sarah connor

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u/Cosmic_Honeyhawk 6d ago

Robot bug did not have de claws to hold the log to keep its stance and balance, if you look closely you can see how strongly the beetle grips it!

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u/twistedLucidlty 6d ago

Terminator: Rise of the figurines

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u/nare3741 6d ago

Yeee fuck him up good boi

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u/godca_grema 6d ago

Now I have to go and play Command & Conquer.