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GTA

Up to date as of February 09, 2010

From Grand Theft Wiki

The Locust is a 2-seater sportscar which appears in Grand Theft Auto: London 1969. It is based on the Lotus Seven.[1]


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Halo

Up to date as of February 08, 2010

From Halopedia, the Halo Wiki

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Locust
Production information
Technical specifications
Engine unit(s)

Quadrupedal walking-leg assembly

Shielding

equipped

Armament

Charged Plasma Cannon

Crew

2 or more

Usage
Role(s)

Primarily Anti-Building

Era(s)

Human-Covenant War

Affiliation

Covenant

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The Locust is a Covenant-made quadrupedal walking combat vehicle featured in Halo Wars.[1] It is typically used as a "building killer".

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Appearance

Locusts and Scarabs fighting together.

The Locust is a smaller counterpart to the Scarab walker, possessing one rotating turret which hosts a single large cannon. It does not share the Scarab's spiked "feet", though it has been seen using its legs to climb over obstacles in a similar manner to its larger cousin. Its central turret looks similar to a Banshee's cockpit. It fires a straight purple-pink beam, which is a useful weapon against ground and air targets. The vehicle is about as large as a M808B Scorpion.

Locust schematics.

Combat and Tactics

The Locust, like the Scarab, is a mining unit that has been refitted for combat.[2] It has the longest effective range of any Covenant ground unit. The Locust is specifically designed to take down static targets, and is only able to fire when stationary. The Locust can be upgraded with the "Overdrive" attack as well as with the "Shield Amplifier" defensive ability. The former upgrade allows the Locust to divert energy from its shield generator to its main cannon, increasing its attack power; the latter upgrade makes the unit's shield regenerate faster.

As a long-range "building killer", Locusts are largely used to attack an enemy's defenses from a safe distance. This is a useful alternative to a direct confrontation, which would result in casualties for the attacker. A small group of Locusts can be used to assist a force of smaller warriors, like Jackals, making it far easier for the group to destroy enemy buildings. Larger groups of Locusts can be used in a surprise attack against an enemy, and in such cases, the Locusts can often level the targeted base in under thirty seconds. (The inherent vulnerability of the unit makes this a gamble.)

Against other targets, the Locust is fairly weak. Though able to do significant damage, the Locust is brittle, and falls quickly to concentrated fire. However, its beam can lure enemy units towards awaiting forces, allowing them to be quickly cut down.

Upgrades:

  1. Overdrive is a special attack that drains the user's shield to boost its offensive power.
  2. Shield amplifier increases the Locust's shield regeneration rate. It is useful when used with Overdrive, and it also stacks with the "Shield of the Forerunners" upgrade from the temple, allowing an even quicker recharge rate.

Resource: 300

Minimum Tech Level: 2

Population Count: 3

Trivia

  • Like the Scarab, the Locust is named after an insect.
  • The Locust is the Covenant's equivalent to the Cobra and the Cyclops.
  • It is possible that that the Locusts are the insect-like mining vehicles seen at the Battle of Reach, as mentioned in Halo: First Strike. These vehicles were previously believed to be an early version of the Scarab, which also used to be a mining device.
  • Locusts are very fragile vehicles. Even with full shields and all upgrades, one can be taken out by a few Rebel Squads at full power. This is probably due to their origins as mining equipment.[verification needed]
  • In real life, locusts are insects that fall into the grasshopper family. They are mostly known to strip fields of their crops. The Halo Wars Locust's "building killer" status may be a reference to this.
  • Locusts are presumably piloted by Sangheili or Brutes depending on your leader, as their voices can be heard responding to the player when they are given orders. The vehicles can also be hijacked.

Gallery

Sources

  1. Halo Wars: Spartans in a Strategy Game
  2. http://www.halowars.com/GameInfo/Factory.aspx#Locust
Ground and Air Vehicles of the Covenant
Light Combat Units GhostSpectreChopper
Armored Units ProwlerShadowWraithAnti-Air WraithHonor Guard Wraith
Walkers LocustScarab
Transport Aircraft SpiritPhantom
Combat Aircraft BansheeVampireSeraph
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Marvel Database

Up to date as of February 09, 2010
(Redirected to August Hopper (Earth-616) article)

From Marvel Database

Character Template Help
Real Name
Doctor August Hopper
Current Alias

Aliases
Doc Hopper

Identity

Alignment

Universe

Characteristics
Gender

Height
5' 9"

Weight
168 lbs (76 kg)

Eyes

Hair

Status
Citizenship

Marital Status

Occupation
Professor

Education
Ph.D.

Origin
Origin
An entomology professor from Metro College who was fired for his crazy ideas on genetic mutation for insects. He eventually went mad with delusions of grandeur and became: The Locust!


First appearance

X-Men #24
(September, 1966)

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History

Dr. August Hopper was an entomology professor from Metro College. During his tenure he submitted radical approaches to his science students on the genetic manipulation of insects. The faculty thought his ideas laughable and had him fired. He then took up a position with Ryan Chemicals where he would create new vastly superior pesticides. Believing that he was robbed of his due credit, he went insane and started researching ways to create super-bugs.

The Locust and his minions

His first attack on humanity was releasing around one dozen locust eggs that were quickly hatched. With each bite of grain they grew bigger. Finally, hundreds of sizes bigger than their unmutated bretheren, the X-Men found them eating in a nearby grove. While trying to take one of them down for study, the National Guard flew in and dropped high-grade pesticides on the giant creatures. They mopped up the remaining locusts with flamethrowers.

Dr. Hopper, thrilled with the success of his first major experiment, retreated back to his laboratory at Ryan Chemicals to test the latest improvements on his formula. He managed to create a portable version of his Magno-Ray, the device used to create the special locust eggs.

A few miles south of the Ohio River, large locusts were again reported and the X-Men again flew to the scene where The Locust finally revealed himself to the group. The Locust tried to tackle the X-Men with his mechanical wings and Exo-Shell, an improved version of an insect's exo-skeleton. When Ice-Man subdued him and the X-Men were closing in, he used his special glowing micro-magnetic bug antennae to summon the insects to do his bidding while he flew away.

The X-Men tackled the bugs and followed The Locust to his mobile lab, where he was planning an attack on Ryan Chemicals. Professor Xavier, in old garb and dressed as a hermit, warned Dr. Hopper to use his talents for the good of mankind. The Locust refused and flew off yet again.

A short distance away, The Locust started to battle the X-Men. While they were fighting, Marvel Girl managed to twist his antennae together. No longer able to control the giant insects, he retreated to his lab and was attacked by two giant beatles mistaking him for prey. The lab teetered on the edge of a cliff before going over the side. At the last minute, Angel grabbed the doctor and flew him out of the falling mobile. The doctor, seeing the folly of his ways, tossed his portable magno-ray and stun weapon over the side and surrendered to the authorities.

He would later return as a one-time enemy of X-Factor.

Paraphernalia

Equipment

His powers derive from the locust suit he has created.

  • Insect Control: The micro-magnetic bug antennae on the top of his head control the actions of insects in the vicinity of his person.
  • Flying: His suit is equipped with mechanical locust wings.
  • Exo-Shell: His suit is based on the exo-skeletons of insects and is super-strong. Impenetrable, at least to optic blasts.
  • Mutating Insects: His portable Magno-Ray bombards insects with ions in such a way as to accelerate their growth.

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Runescape

Up to date as of February 07, 2010

From the RuneScape Wiki, the wiki for all things RuneScape

Locusts are monsters that live behind the buildings in the city of Sophanem. When killed, they drop Locust meat, which can prolonged a players stay at fighting them should the player cook it.

Disambiguation

Locusts could also refer to Locust Scabarites, known to live in the swamps east of the Agility Pyramid, and encountered during the Dealing with Scabaras quest. There are several types of Locust Scabarites:

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