Sergeant Schlock and his half-squad are currently facing a cluster of what we shall expediently call carniflowers.
Utilizing their poisonous, barbed "Tongues" they latch onto and paralyze large prey, which can then be drawn up to the "flower" and digested. Although sessile, they can and do defend themselves, and are found close to the top of the local food chain.
Nick's low-profile, powered fullerene armor is well outside the local food-chain.
Schlock isn't wearing any armor, though.
Ooow! Itchy licking! Itchy licking!