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23rd Dec '15 7:37:34 AM Willbyr
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23rd Dec '15 7:37:24 AM Willbyr
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->''"[[CatchPhrase Never give up.]]"''

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->''"[[CatchPhrase Never give up]]."''

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->''"[[CatchPhrase Never give up]]."''up.]]"''



* [[ABoyAndHisX A Boy and his Giant Spider]].
* AChildShallLeadThem: Lumen is 12 and Sparkle is 8. There's no king or queen to be mentioned.



* ASimplePlan: The episode "Ghost Spider", easily the most pointless filler episode in the series.



* [[ABoyAndHisX A Boy and his Giant Spider.]]



* AChildShallLeadThem: Lumen is 12 and Sparkle is 8. There's no king or queen to be mentioned.



* DarkIsNotEvil:The spiders themselves, also. [[spoiler:It takes being brought directly into Mantid's citadel for Hunter to finally grasp what his "enemies", who live in a world of darkness, are really fighting for. Of course, Mantid himself turns out to be insane anyway]].

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* DarkIsNotEvil:The spiders themselves, also. [[spoiler:It takes being brought directly into Mantid's citadel for Hunter to finally grasp what his "enemies", who live in a world of darkness, are really fighting for. Of course, Mantid himself turns out to be insane anyway]].anyway.]]



* TheDeterminator: Hunter.

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* TheDeterminator: {{Determinator}}: Hunter.



* DisproportionateRetribution: Mantid. [[spoiler: My girlfriend died, so the world who took her away from me needs to be destroyed. Yeah...]] In all fairness he said he'd sufferd ''many'' losses, implying many other people he cared for died.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: Mantid. [[spoiler: My girlfriend died, so the world who took her away from me needs to be destroyed. Yeah...]] In all fairness he said he'd sufferd suffered ''many'' losses, implying many other people he cared for died.



* DrowningMySorrows: Grasshop does this once... only with milk. [[AlienCatnip Though this may be a bit more plausible than most cases due to his being an Invectid/Insector]].
* DubInducedPlotHole: According to episode 23 of the dub [[spoiler: The sun was taken from the "Invectid" world as punishment for their race eating all the plant life]]. What actually happened was [[spoiler: Mantid caused its disappearance when he once collected the four Oracle Keys, and the plant life died as a result]]. The dub goes with the true story later, making the already bizarre edit seem even more awkward.

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* DrowningMySorrows: Grasshop does this once... only with milk. [[AlienCatnip Though this may be a bit more plausible than most cases due to his being an Invectid/Insector]].
Invectid/Insector.]]
* DubInducedPlotHole: According to episode 23 of the dub [[spoiler: The the sun was taken from the "Invectid" world as punishment for their race eating all the plant life]]. What actually happened was [[spoiler: Mantid caused its disappearance when he once collected the four Oracle Keys, and the plant life died as a result]]. The dub goes with the true story later, making the already bizarre edit seem even more awkward.



* TheEmperor: Mantid, although the specific term isn't mentioned in the dub. [[spoiler:Buguese probably becomes this at the end]].
* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: Well, just the Inner World

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* TheEmperor: Mantid, although the specific term isn't mentioned in the dub. [[spoiler:Buguese probably becomes this at the end]].
end.]]
* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: Well, just the Inner WorldWorld.



* {{Expository Theme Tune}}: U.S. dub, "Calling All Spider Riders".

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* {{Expository Theme Tune}}: ExpositoryThemeTune: U.S. dub, "Calling All Spider Riders".



* FiveBadBand: Mantid and the Big Four fit this perfectly. I guess that would make Aqune the [[SixthRanger sixth ranger]] and Portia [[TeamPet team pet]].

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* FiveBadBand: Mantid and the Big Four fit this perfectly. I guess that That would make Aqune the [[SixthRanger sixth ranger]] SixthRanger and Portia [[TeamPet team pet]].TeamPet.



** [[spoiler:Grasshop first, when he ultimately decides to rescue Sparkle (as well as Igneous and Lumen). He then remains an ally to the Spider Riders, traveling with them until the end]].
** [[spoiler:Then Stags, who purposely quits after being defeated by Hunter]].
** [[spoiler:Next Beerain, who aids Grasshop by reminding him of an alternate way that the Riders can cross into Insector/Invectid lands. After that she leaves, and isn't seen again until she and Stags rescue Buguese]].
** [[spoiler:And finally Buguese, who turns on Mantid only after being betrayed. He then frees Aqune from Mantid's control and makes it his mission to defeat his former leader himself]].
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: [[spoiler:Buguese, who continued to follow Mantid loyally, despite knowing some of his intentions, believing that there would be no other way to restore sunlight to his land. He didn't even consider that the ultimate weapon Mantid just handed to him might've been part of a trap]].
* HostageSituation: Corona by Buguese, in exchange for both the Oracle Keys and Aqune [[spoiler:Although Aqune was willing to return to him anyway in the Japanese version, and he's only able to get her back, because the other Riders return to retrieve the keys]].

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** [[spoiler:Grasshop first, when he ultimately decides to rescue Sparkle (as well as Igneous and Lumen). He then remains an ally to the Spider Riders, traveling with them until the end]].
end.]]
** [[spoiler:Then Stags, who purposely quits after being defeated by Hunter]].
Hunter.]]
** [[spoiler:Next Beerain, who aids Grasshop by reminding him of an alternate way that the Riders can cross into Insector/Invectid lands. After that she leaves, and isn't seen again until she and Stags rescue Buguese]].
Buguese.]]
** [[spoiler:And finally Buguese, who turns on Mantid only after being betrayed. He then frees Aqune from Mantid's control and makes it his mission to defeat his former leader himself]].
himself.]]
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: [[spoiler:Buguese, who continued to follow Mantid loyally, despite knowing some of his intentions, believing that there would be no other way to restore sunlight to his land. He didn't even consider that the ultimate weapon Mantid just handed to him might've been part of a trap]].
trap.]]
* HostageSituation: Corona by Buguese, in exchange for both the Oracle Keys and Aqune [[spoiler:Although Aqune was willing to return to him anyway in the Japanese version, and he's only able to get her back, because the other Riders return to retrieve the keys]].keys.]]



* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: [[spoiler:Not to debate whether their relationship was romantic or platonic, but fitting to Buguese, when he reluctantly freed Aqune, allowing her to be with her comrades]].

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* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: [[spoiler:Not to debate whether their relationship was romantic or platonic, but fitting to Buguese, when he reluctantly freed Aqune, allowing her to be with her comrades]].comrades.]]



* LoveTriangle: Igneous-Elma/Illuma-Toure/Solan. [[spoiler:Not that the end resolution was ever a surprise, as Igneous' love was purely unrequited]].

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* LoveTriangle: Igneous-Elma/Illuma-Toure/Solan. [[spoiler:Not that the end resolution was ever a surprise, as Igneous' love was purely unrequited]].unrequited.]]



* MindControlDevice: Aqune's mask. But then [[spoiler:She serves the Insectors/Invectids by choice, it's just the fighting she has a problem with, so she might count as [[NotBrainwashed Not Brainwashed]] too]].

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* MindControlDevice: Aqune's mask. But then [[spoiler:She [[spoiler:she serves the Insectors/Invectids by choice, it's just the fighting she has a problem with, so she might count as [[NotBrainwashed Not Brainwashed]] NotBrainwashed too]].



* {{Minionshipping}}: [[spoiler:Beerain is deeply infatuated with Buguese, who in turn has a strong care for Aqune, debatably romantic attraction. Aqune cares about Buguese, but not necessarily on a romantic level. Buguese also respects and cares for Beerain as a comrade, though never returns her romantic feelings]].

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* {{Minionshipping}}: [[spoiler:Beerain is deeply infatuated with Buguese, who in turn has a strong care for Aqune, debatably romantic attraction. Aqune cares about Buguese, but not necessarily on a romantic level. Buguese also respects and cares for Beerain as a comrade, though never returns her romantic feelings]].feelings.]]



* NonHumanSidekick: Any of the spiders

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* NonHumanSidekick: Any of the spidersspiders.



* OddlyNamedSequel: "Spider Riders: Yomigaeru Taiyou," (The Resurrected Sun) honestly made no sense until the last episode [[spoiler:When the sun finally got resurrected]].

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* OddlyNamedSequel: OddlyNamedSequel2ElectricBoogaloo: "Spider Riders: Yomigaeru Taiyou," (The Resurrected Sun) honestly made no sense until the last episode [[spoiler:When [[spoiler:when the sun finally got resurrected]].



* TheReveal: A big dose is revealed near the end of the series when Mantid admits that [[spoiler:he's an earthen like Hunter. On top of that, it's also a subtle CallBack to the beginning of the series.]] When some characters spoke of a prophecy for a short time, and pretty quickly stopped mentioning it. The prophecy stating that an Earthen would bring great evil to the Inner World...[[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything and one did.]]

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* TheReveal: A big dose is revealed near the end of the series when Mantid admits that [[spoiler:he's an earthen like Hunter. On top of that, it's also a subtle CallBack to the beginning of the series.]] series]]. When some characters spoke of a prophecy for a short time, and pretty quickly stopped mentioning it. The prophecy stating that an Earthen would bring great evil to the Inner World...[[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything and one did.]] did]].



* SaveBothWorlds: Averted! The {{Big Bad}} ''says'' that he intends on conquering the Outer World, but he's defeated before he can even get there. Considering that this is an anime that involves a boy from earth getting [[TrappedInAnotherWorld sucked into a subterranean world beneath our own]], the fact that we didn't even see some [[EverythingIsOnline strange phenominon]] going on in the outer world, this is rather unique.

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* SaveBothWorlds: Averted! The {{Big Bad}} BigBad ''says'' that he intends on conquering the Outer World, but he's defeated before he can even get there. Considering that this is an anime that involves a boy from earth getting [[TrappedInAnotherWorld sucked into a subterranean world beneath our own]], the fact that we didn't even see some [[EverythingIsOnline strange phenominon]] phenomenon]] going on in the outer world, this is rather unique.



* ShellShockedVeteran: The show takes this trope ''very'' seriously. Especially during the Nuuma arc and beyond.[[spoiler: Mantid is one himself, it's what led him to his StartOfDarkness.]]

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* ShellShockedVeteran: The show takes this trope ''very'' seriously. Especially during the Nuuma arc and beyond. [[spoiler: Mantid is one himself, it's what led him to his StartOfDarkness.]]



* ASimplePlan: The episode "Ghost Spider", easily the most pointless filler episode in the series.



* SpoilerOpening: The second OP is really bad about this. [[spoiler:For one, it shows Aqune with the Spider Riders, even though she doesn't officially join them until the fourth-to-last episode]]. Next, it reveals the existence of [[spoiler:Quake/Brade, as well as the fact that he's a Spider Rider, and has a younger form. Although viewers could assume that younger Quake/Brade was a different person entirely]].

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* SpoilerOpening: The second OP is really bad about this. [[spoiler:For one, it shows Aqune with the Spider Riders, even though she doesn't officially join them until the fourth-to-last episode]]. episode.]] Next, it reveals the existence of [[spoiler:Quake/Brade, as well as the fact that he's a Spider Rider, and has a younger form. Although viewers could assume that younger Quake/Brade was a different person entirely]].



* TransformationSequence: Always a sign of lazy animators. [[DubText In the English version,]] during one battle, Grasshop actually comments that the children take too long to transform.

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* TransformationSequence: Always a sign of lazy animators. [[DubText In the English version,]] version]], during one battle, Grasshop actually comments that the children take too long to transform.



* TurnCoat: [[spoiler:Grasshop]].

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* TurnCoat: [[spoiler:Grasshop]].{{Turncoat}}: [[spoiler:Grasshop.]]



* TheUnchosenOne: Hunter is believed by all to be the ChosenOne due to his apparent ability to control the power of the Oracle keys, but it turns out [[spoiler: Corona was the one with the ability to call upon the Oracle and her keys for help]]. Of course, it's eventually revealed but doesn't affect the plot much.

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* TheUnchosenOne: Hunter is believed by all to be the ChosenOne TheChosenOne due to his apparent ability to control the power of the Oracle keys, but it turns out [[spoiler: Corona was the one with the ability to call upon the Oracle and her keys for help]]. Of course, it's eventually revealed but doesn't affect the plot much.



* WillTheyOrWontThey: Hunter and Corona. So much shiptease…
* WritingAroundTrademarks: Despite being known as Insectors in both the novels and the Japanese version, they were changed to Invectids in the dub due to legal reasons, or so says [[WordOfGod Word of God]].

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* WillTheyOrWontThey: Hunter and Corona. So much shiptease…
shiptease...
* WritingAroundTrademarks: Despite being known as Insectors in both the novels and the Japanese version, they were changed to Invectids in the dub due to legal reasons, or so says [[WordOfGod Word of God]].WordOfGod.
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* ASimplePlan: The episode "Ghost Spider," easily the most pointless filler episode in the series.

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* ASimplePlan: The episode "Ghost Spider," Spider", easily the most pointless filler episode in the series.



* BedsheetGhost: Hunter and Corona disguise as one to sneak into an Insector base

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* BedsheetGhost: Hunter and Corona disguise as one to sneak into an Insector baseInsector/Invectid base.



* BewareTheNiceOnes: Sparkle.

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Sparkle.Sparkle



* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Aqune is frequently mind controlled throughout the show, but towards the end [[spoiler:Mantid's ultimate Machine-sector turns out to be a trap, and her mask merges with it, becoming even creepier. She then drains the power from Hunter's Oracle Keys, much to the surprise and horror of Buguese, who was sitting next to her and perfectly convinced that he was in control. After this, Mantid lends her additional power and pits her against the Spider Riders. Fortunately, Buguese stops her from killing Hunter]].

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* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Aqune is frequently mind controlled throughout the show, but towards the end [[spoiler:Mantid's [[spoiler: Mantid's ultimate Machine-sector turns out to be a trap, and her mask merges with it, becoming even creepier. She then drains the power from Hunter's Oracle Keys, much to the surprise and horror of Buguese, who was sitting next to her and perfectly convinced that he was in control. After this, Mantid lends her additional power and pits her against the Spider Riders. Fortunately, Buguese stops her from killing Hunter]].



* BrotherSisterIncest: There must have been a reason the dub cut a certain scene of Lumen watching Sparkle play and calling her "cute." And that's not the only instance that comes to mind.

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* BrotherSisterIncest: There must have been a reason the dub cut a certain scene of Lumen watching Sparkle play and calling her "cute." "cute". And that's not the only instance that comes to mind.



* DarkIsNotEvil:The spiders themselves, also. [[spoiler:It takes being brought directly into Mantid's citadel for Hunter to finally grasp what his "enemies," who live in a world of darkness, are really fighting for. Of course, Mantid himself turns out to be insane anyway]].

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* DarkIsNotEvil:The spiders themselves, also. [[spoiler:It takes being brought directly into Mantid's citadel for Hunter to finally grasp what his "enemies," "enemies", who live in a world of darkness, are really fighting for. Of course, Mantid himself turns out to be insane anyway]].



* DisproportionateRetribution: Mantid. [[spoiler: My girlfriend died, so the world who took her away from me needs to be destroyed. Yeah...]] In all fairness he said he'd sufferd ''many'' losses.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: Mantid. [[spoiler: My girlfriend died, so the world who took her away from me needs to be destroyed. Yeah...]] In all fairness he said he'd sufferd ''many'' losses.losses, implying many other people he cared for died.



* DubInducedPlotHole: According to episode 23 of the dub [[spoiler: The sun was taken from the "Invectid" world as punishment for their race eating all the plant life]]. What actually happened was [[spoiler: Mantid caused its disappearance when he once collected the four Oracle Keys, and the plant life died as a result]]. The dub goes with the true story later, making the already bizarre edit seem even more awkward. One could argue that all the Invectids/Insectors believed and perhaps were told (by Mantid) the first story in order to make them hate the humans and The Oracle, when the second story was in fact the truth.

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* DubInducedPlotHole: According to episode 23 of the dub [[spoiler: The sun was taken from the "Invectid" world as punishment for their race eating all the plant life]]. What actually happened was [[spoiler: Mantid caused its disappearance when he once collected the four Oracle Keys, and the plant life died as a result]]. The dub goes with the true story later, making the already bizarre edit seem even more awkward. One
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could argue that all the Invectids/Insectors Invectids believed and perhaps were told (by Mantid) the first story in order to make them hate the humans and The Oracle, when the second story was in fact the truth.



* {{Expository Theme Tune}}: U.S. dub, "Calling All Spider Riders"

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* {{Expository Theme Tune}}: U.S. dub, "Calling All Spider Riders"Riders".



** Similar to other Bee Train anime(Madlax, Noir), Spider Riders features Corona and Aqune, two girls with no memory of their past, and some sort of connection. Aqune and Madlax even share the same seiyuu.

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** Similar to other Bee Train anime(Madlax, anime (Madlax, Noir), Spider Riders features Corona and Aqune, two girls with no memory of their past, and some sort of connection. Aqune and Madlax even share the same seiyuu.



* FinishingMove: Any of Hunter's Oracle Key attacks

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* FinishingMove: Any of Hunter's Oracle Key attacksattacks.



* GladiatorGames: On several occasions, the Riders are to fight minor Insector soldiers, or Machine-sectors inside a generated "Coliseum."

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* GladiatorGames: On several occasions, the Riders are to fight minor Insector Insector/Invectid soldiers, or Machine-sectors inside a generated "Coliseum.""Coliseum".



* KillerYoyo: Sparkle's weapon fits perfectly here

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* KillerYoyo: Sparkle's signature weapon fits perfectly herehere.



* MindControlDevice: Aqune's mask. But then [[spoiler:She serves the Insectors by choice, it's just the fighting she has a problem with, so she might count as [[NotBrainwashed Not Brainwashed]] too]].

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* MindControlDevice: Aqune's mask. But then [[spoiler:She serves the Insectors Insectors/Invectids by choice, it's just the fighting she has a problem with, so she might count as [[NotBrainwashed Not Brainwashed]] too]].



* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: [[spoiler:Stags]] manages to survive after purposely falling backwards off a building, which was already floating high in the air. More surprisingly, he didn't even appear hurt. [[note]]He IS based on a Stag Beetle insect. Beetles have hard exoskeletons in real life to protect them, it's possible this also applies to the Insectors.[[/note]]

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* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: [[spoiler:Stags]] manages to survive after purposely falling backwards off a building, which was already floating high in the air. More surprisingly, he didn't even appear hurt. [[note]]He IS based on a Stag Beetle insect. Beetles have hard exoskeletons in real life to protect them, it's possible this also applies to the Insectors.Insectors/Invectids.[[/note]]



* RecapEpisode: Episode 41. A creative one in that tt doesn't really use much stock footage, but it basically just re-accounts the Nuuma arc.

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* RecapEpisode: Episode 41. A creative one in that tt it doesn't really use much stock footage, but it basically just re-accounts the Nuuma arc.



* TheReveal: A big dose is revealed near the end of the series when Mantid admits that [[spoiler:he's an earthen like Hunter. On top of that, it's also a subtle callback to the beginning of the series.]] Some characters spoke of a prophecy for a short time, and pretty quickly stopped mentioning it. The prophecy stating that an Earthen would bring great evil to the Inner World...[[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything and one did.]]

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* TheReveal: A big dose is revealed near the end of the series when Mantid admits that [[spoiler:he's an earthen like Hunter. On top of that, it's also a subtle callback CallBack to the beginning of the series.]] Some When some characters spoke of a prophecy for a short time, and pretty quickly stopped mentioning it. The prophecy stating that an Earthen would bring great evil to the Inner World...[[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything and one did.]]



* ShellShockedVeteran: The show takes this trope ''very'' seriously. Especially during the Nuuma arc and beyond.[[spoiler: Mantid is one himself, it's what lead him to his StartOfDarkness.]]

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* ShellShockedVeteran: The show takes this trope ''very'' seriously. Especially during the Nuuma arc and beyond.[[spoiler: Mantid is one himself, it's what lead led him to his StartOfDarkness.]]
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A rather underrated anime, due to its strange title and premise, a broadcast cut short on American TV, and its [[GenreBusting genre busting]]. Despite its inability to generate interest to most serious anime fans, the show did relatively well in Canada, where it was dubbed and funded.

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A rather underrated anime, due to its strange title and premise, a broadcast cut short on American TV, and its [[GenreBusting genre busting]].{{genre busting}}. Despite its inability to generate interest to most serious anime fans, the show did relatively well in Canada, where it was dubbed and funded.


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* ByThePowerOfGrayskull: The phrase that activates the transformation sequence is "Arachna Power!"
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* ActionGirl: Corona, Aqune and Sparkle.

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* ActionGirl: Corona, Aqune and Sparkle. Sparkle are all competent fighters, even though Sparkle gets less opportunity to prove it than the other two.
* AgainstTheSettingSun: Used when Hunter declares that he'll save the people of Nuuma
* ASimplePlan: The episode "Ghost Spider," easily the most pointless filler episode in the series.



* BeachEpisode: Somewhat subverted, in that it's one of the more serious episodes, [[spoiler:but when Hunter, Corona, Magma and Aqune are taken to a paradise, in order to draw them away from fighting, it includes a beach and skimpy swimsuits]].



* BedsheetGhost: Hunter and Corona disguise as one to sneak into an Insector base



* ClassTrip: In the novels, Hunter was on one when he finds the Inner World.
* ComfortingComforter: In the 2nd episode, when Corona sees Hunter's leaf blanket fall off, she puts it back on him. This is one of the first hints of her later romantic infatuation with him.
* CookingDuel: Corona and Aqune quite literally have one in ep. 32.



* DiscoDan: On one occasion, Hunter dresses up as "Dan the Disco Man" in order to help Lumen out in a scheme to get girls.



* DubText: Hunter and Aqune's promises to each other. Actually, most indication that Hunter had romantic interest in her. The same could probably go for Buguese calling her "my beautiful" and "my sweet." Considering that the dub even went as far as to remove some of the Hunter/Corona, perhaps they just wanted to hook Aqune up with someone. Heck, the dub even hints at Aqune x Quake/Brade.

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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Buguese, after finding out the truth and realizing how much he wronged his comrades in his efforts to capture the Oracle Keys, decides to crash Dark Opal into Mantid's castle, taking out Mantid with him. When he fails at this, he even admits that he doesn't feel he deserves to live]]. Pretty dark for a kids show.
* DrowningMySorrows: Grasshop does this once... only with milk. [[AlienCatnip Though this may be a bit more plausible than most cases due to his being an Invectid/Insector]].
* DubInducedPlotHole: According to episode 23 of the dub [[spoiler: The sun was taken from the "Invectid" world as punishment for their race eating all the plant life]]. What actually happened was [[spoiler: Mantid caused its disappearance when he once collected the four Oracle Keys, and the plant life died as a result]]. The dub goes with the true story later, making the already bizarre edit seem even more awkward. One could argue that all the Invectids/Insectors believed and perhaps were told (by Mantid) the first story in order to make them hate the humans and The Oracle, when the second story was in fact the truth.
* DubText: Hunter and Aqune's promises to each other. Actually, most indication that Hunter had romantic interest in her. The same could probably go for Buguese calling her "my beautiful" and "my sweet." Considering that the dub even went as far as to remove some of the Hunter/Corona, perhaps they just wanted to hook Aqune up with someone. Heck, the dub even hints at Aqune x being interested in Quake/Brade.



* HandsOnApproach: As Hunter obviously isn't a handmaiden, [[spoiler:he's unable to place an Oracle Key into the barrier, in Nuuma castle. Corona helps him by putting her hand on his, and they break through together]].



* HostageSituation: Corona by Buguese, in exchange for both the Oracle Keys and Aqune [[spoiler:Although Aqune was willing to return to him anyway in the Japanese version, and he's only able to get her back, because the other Riders return to retrieve the keys]].



* IJustWantToBeNormal: Corona, in one particular episode. The rest seem to have no problem being Spider Riders, Hunter loving it enough to abandon whatever old life he might have had.



* {{Lolicon}}: It's better not to think of [[RuleThirtyFour the porn of 8-year-old Sparkle out there]]. 13-year-old Corona and Aqune (whose age was never stated but she can't be much older than Corona) have their fair share as well, but at least they look older. Furthermore, there's more than one way of interpreting Buguese and Aqune's complicated relationship. [[DubText The dub]] actually adds evidence.



* NoMrBondIExpectYouToDine: Hunter is treated quite well when taken prisoner by the Insectors/Invectids. Mantid even offers him Aqune. [[spoiler:But as it turns out, Mantid was just trying to convince him to give them the Oracle Keys, which he didn't even have with him. Fortunately, Brade intervenes and rescues him]].



* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: [[spoiler:Stags]] manages to survive after purposely falling backwards off a building, which was already floating high in the air. More surprisingly, he didn't even appear hurt. [[note]]He IS based on a Stag Beetle insect. Beetles have hard exoskeletons in real life to protect them, it's possible this also applies to the Insectors.[[/note]]
* ObviousTrap: How about following the only villager left in a conspicuously empty village into a cave? Genius, if you ask me.



* PlotArmor: Could anyone honestly believe [[spoiler:Hunter was killed in his fight against Stags, 3/4 into the show]]?



* RecapEpisode: Episode 41. A creative one in that tt doesn't really use much stock footage, but it basically just re-accounts the Nuuma arc.



* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Hotarla.



* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Hotarla, the cutest spider ever. The messenger bugs are also kind of adorable.



* RomanticRunnerUp: Igneous, when he pursues Elma/Illuma.



* SaveBothWorlds: Averted! The {{Big Bad}} ''says'' that he intends on conquering the Outer World, but he's defeated before he can even get there. Considering that this is an anime that involves a boy from earth getting [[TrappedInAnotherWorld sucked into a subterranean world beneath our own]], the fact that we didn't even see some [[EverythingIsOnline strange phenominon]] going on in the outer world, this is rather unique.



* TakeMyHand: Towards the end [[spoiler: Beerain saves Buguese in this way. Also, Hunter offers his hand to Mantid, which he actually does except]].



* ThemeTuneCameo: in one episode, Aqune hums the 2nd ED theme (Japanese version only).



* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: Subverted in that it missed [[spoiler:but it's not like Buguese intended to kill Beerain, so it really did work as a threat]].



* WeAreTeamCannonFodder: The last episode is Hunter vs. Mantid. Everyone else just sits there looking helpless. Corona and Aqune give him power, and then go back to looking helpless.



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!!Episodes of this series provide examples of:
* AgainstTheSettingSun: Used when Hunter declares that he'll save the people of Nuuma
* ASimplePlan: The episode "Ghost Spider," easily the most pointless filler episode in the series.
* BeachEpisode: Somewhat subverted, in that it's one of the more serious episodes, [[spoiler:but when Hunter, Corona, Magma and Aqune are taken to a paradise, in order to draw them away from fighting, it includes a beach and skimpy swimsuits]].
* BedsheetGhost: Hunter and Corona disguise as one to sneak into an Insector base
* ClassTrip: In the novels, Hunter was on one when he finds the Inner World.
* ComfortingComforter: In the 2nd episode, when Corona sees Hunter's leaf blanket fall off, she puts it back on him. This is one of the first hints of her later romantic infatuation with him.
* CookingDuel: Corona and Aqune quite literally have one
* DiscoDan: On one occasion, Hunter dresses up as "Dan the Disco Man" in order to help Lumen out in a scheme to get girls.
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Buguese, after finding out the truth and realizing how much he wronged his comrades in his efforts to capture the Oracle Keys, decides to crash Dark Opal into Mantid's castle, taking out Mantid with him. When he fails at this, he even admits that he doesn't feel he deserves to live]]. Pretty dark for a kids show.
* DrowningMySorrows: Grasshop does this once... only with milk. [[AlienCatnip Though this may be a bit more plausible than most cases due to his being an Invectid/Insector]].
* DubInducedPlotHole: According to episode 23 of the dub [[spoiler: The sun was taken from the "Invectid" world as punishment for their race eating all the plant life]]. What actually happened was [[spoiler: Mantid caused its disappearance when he once collected the four Oracle Keys, and the plant life died as a result]]. The dub goes with the true story later, making the already bizarre edit seem even more awkward. One could argue that all the Invectids/Insectors believed and perhaps were told (by Mantid) the first story in order to make them hate the humans and The Oracle, when the second story was in fact the truth.
* HandsOnApproach: As Hunter obviously isn't a handmaiden, [[spoiler:he's unable to place an Oracle Key into the barrier, in Nuuma castle. Corona helps him by putting her hand on his, and they break through together]].
* HostageSituation: Corona by Buguese, in exchange for both the Oracle Keys and Aqune [[spoiler:Although Aqune was willing to return to him anyway in the Japanese version, and he's only able to get her back, because the other Riders return to retrieve the keys]].
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Corona, in one particular episode. The rest seem to have no problem being Spider Riders, Hunter loving it enough to abandon whatever old life he might have had.
* NoMrBondIExpectYouToDine: Hunter is treated quite well when taken prisoner by the Insectors/Invectids. Mantid even offers him Aqune. [[spoiler:But as it turns out, Mantid was just trying to convince him to give them the Oracle Keys, which he didn't even have with him. Fortunately, Brade intervenes and rescues him]].
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: [[spoiler:Stags]] manages to survive after purposely falling backwards off a building, which was already floating high in the air. More surprisingly, he didn't even appear hurt. [[note]]He IS based on a Stag Beetle insect. Beetles have hard exoskeletons in real life to protect them, it's possible this also applies to the Insectors.[[/note]]
* ObviousTrap: How about following the only villager left in a conspicuously empty village into a cave? Genius, if you ask me.
* PlotArmor: Could anyone honestly believe [[spoiler:Hunter was killed in his fight against Stags, 3/4 into the show]]?
* RecapEpisode: Episode 41. It doesn't really use much stock footage, but it basically just re-accounts the Nuuma arc.
* RomanticRunnerUp: Igneous, when he pursues Elma/Illuma.
* SaveBothWorlds: Averted! The {{Big Bad}} ''says'' that he intends on conquering the Outer World, but he's defeated before he can even get there. Considering that this is an anime that involves a boy from earth getting [[TrappedInAnotherWorld sucked into a subterranean world beneath our own]], the fact that we didn't even see some [[EverythingIsOnline strange phenominon]] going on in the outer world, this is rather unique.
* TakeMyHand: Towards the end [[spoiler: Beerain saves Buguese in this way. Also, Hunter offers his hand to Mantid, which he actually does except]].
* ThemeTuneCameo: in one episode, Aqune hums the 2nd ED theme
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: Subverted in that it missed [[spoiler:but it's not like Buguese intended to kill Beerain, so it really did work as a threat]].
* WeAreTeamCannonFodder: The last episode is Hunter vs. Mantid. Everyone else just sits there looking helpless. Corona and Aqune give him power, and then go back to looking helpless.

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!!Episodes of this series provide examples of:
* AgainstTheSettingSun: Used when Hunter declares that he'll save the people of Nuuma
* ASimplePlan: The episode "Ghost Spider," easily the most pointless filler episode in the series.
* BeachEpisode: Somewhat subverted, in that it's one of the more serious episodes, [[spoiler:but when Hunter, Corona, Magma and Aqune are taken to a paradise, in order to draw them away from fighting, it includes a beach and skimpy swimsuits]].
* BedsheetGhost: Hunter and Corona disguise as one to sneak into an Insector base
* ClassTrip: In the novels, Hunter was on one when he finds the Inner World.
* ComfortingComforter: In the 2nd episode, when Corona sees Hunter's leaf blanket fall off, she puts it back on him. This is one of the first hints of her later romantic infatuation with him.
* CookingDuel: Corona and Aqune quite literally have one
* DiscoDan: On one occasion, Hunter dresses up as "Dan the Disco Man" in order to help Lumen out in a scheme to get girls.
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Buguese, after finding out the truth and realizing how much he wronged his comrades in his efforts to capture the Oracle Keys, decides to crash Dark Opal into Mantid's castle, taking out Mantid with him. When he fails at this, he even admits that he doesn't feel he deserves to live]]. Pretty dark for a kids show.
* DrowningMySorrows: Grasshop does this once... only with milk. [[AlienCatnip Though this may be a bit more plausible than most cases due to his being an Invectid/Insector]].
* DubInducedPlotHole: According to episode 23 of the dub [[spoiler: The sun was taken from the "Invectid" world as punishment for their race eating all the plant life]]. What actually happened was [[spoiler: Mantid caused its disappearance when he once collected the four Oracle Keys, and the plant life died as a result]]. The dub goes with the true story later, making the already bizarre edit seem even more awkward. One could argue that all the Invectids/Insectors believed and perhaps were told (by Mantid) the first story in order to make them hate the humans and The Oracle, when the second story was in fact the truth.
* HandsOnApproach: As Hunter obviously isn't a handmaiden, [[spoiler:he's unable to place an Oracle Key into the barrier, in Nuuma castle. Corona helps him by putting her hand on his, and they break through together]].
* HostageSituation: Corona by Buguese, in exchange for both the Oracle Keys and Aqune [[spoiler:Although Aqune was willing to return to him anyway in the Japanese version, and he's only able to get her back, because the other Riders return to retrieve the keys]].
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Corona, in one particular episode. The rest seem to have no problem being Spider Riders, Hunter loving it enough to abandon whatever old life he might have had.
* NoMrBondIExpectYouToDine: Hunter is treated quite well when taken prisoner by the Insectors/Invectids. Mantid even offers him Aqune. [[spoiler:But as it turns out, Mantid was just trying to convince him to give them the Oracle Keys, which he didn't even have with him. Fortunately, Brade intervenes and rescues him]].
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: [[spoiler:Stags]] manages to survive after purposely falling backwards off a building, which was already floating high in the air. More surprisingly, he didn't even appear hurt. [[note]]He IS based on a Stag Beetle insect. Beetles have hard exoskeletons in real life to protect them, it's possible this also applies to the Insectors.[[/note]]
* ObviousTrap: How about following the only villager left in a conspicuously empty village into a cave? Genius, if you ask me.
* PlotArmor: Could anyone honestly believe [[spoiler:Hunter was killed in his fight against Stags, 3/4 into the show]]?
* RecapEpisode: Episode 41. It doesn't really use much stock footage, but it basically just re-accounts the Nuuma arc.
* RomanticRunnerUp: Igneous, when he pursues Elma/Illuma.
* SaveBothWorlds: Averted! The {{Big Bad}} ''says'' that he intends on conquering the Outer World, but he's defeated before he can even get there. Considering that this is an anime that involves a boy from earth getting [[TrappedInAnotherWorld sucked into a subterranean world beneath our own]], the fact that we didn't even see some [[EverythingIsOnline strange phenominon]] going on in the outer world, this is rather unique.
* TakeMyHand: Towards the end [[spoiler: Beerain saves Buguese in this way. Also, Hunter offers his hand to Mantid, which he actually does except]].
* ThemeTuneCameo: in one episode, Aqune hums the 2nd ED theme
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: Subverted in that it missed [[spoiler:but it's not like Buguese intended to kill Beerain, so it really did work as a threat]].
* WeAreTeamCannonFodder: The last episode is Hunter vs. Mantid. Everyone else just sits there looking helpless. Corona and Aqune give him power, and then go back to looking helpless.
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* BreakingTheFourthWall: The dub does this in the very last episode.
** Grasshop also does this at least once, in regards to the heroes' transformation sequence. In the Japanese version, he breaks the forth wall constantly, such as when he thanks the sound crew for playing fitting music.



* DubText: Hunter and Aqune's promises to each other. Actually, most indication that Hunter had romantic interest in her. The same could probably go for Buguese calling her "my beautiful" and "my sweet." Considering that the dub even went as far as to remove some of the Hunter/Corona, perhaps they just wanted to hook Aqune up with someone.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Stags is seen briefly in the first two episodes, but has no significant role until the 14th

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* DubText: Hunter and Aqune's promises to each other. Actually, most indication that Hunter had romantic interest in her. The same could probably go for Buguese calling her "my beautiful" and "my sweet." Considering that the dub even went as far as to remove some of the Hunter/Corona, perhaps they just wanted to hook Aqune up with someone.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Stags is seen briefly in
someone. Heck, the first two episodes, but has no significant role until the 14thdub even hints at Aqune x Quake/Brade.



** [[spoiler:And Finally Buguese, who turns on Mantid only after being betrayed. He then frees Aqune from Mantid's control and makes it his mission to defeat his former leader himself]].

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** [[spoiler:And Finally finally Buguese, who turns on Mantid only after being betrayed. He then frees Aqune from Mantid's control and makes it his mission to defeat his former leader himself]].



* HumongousMecha: All of the Machine-sector's fit into this, [[spoiler:even though only the last can actually be piloted]].

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* HumongousMecha: All of the Machine-sector's Machine-Sector's fit into this, [[spoiler:even though only the last can actually be piloted]].



* {{Lolicon}}: It's better not to think of [[RuleThirtyFour the porn of 8-year-old Sparkle out there]]. 13-year-old Corona and Aqune (whose age was never stated but she can't be much older than Corona) have their fair share as well, but at least they look older. Furthermore, there's more than one way of interpreting Buguese and Aqune's complicated relationship. [[DubText The dub]] doesn't help matters.
* LoveDodecahedron: Beerain-Buguese-Aqune-Hunter-Corona. And Sparkle seems to have a thing for Hunter too. Lumen also hits on Sparkle in the Japanese version, and has declared his true love for Beerain. But he'll fall in love with just about anything female.

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* {{Lolicon}}: It's better not to think of [[RuleThirtyFour the porn of 8-year-old Sparkle out there]]. 13-year-old Corona and Aqune (whose age was never stated but she can't be much older than Corona) have their fair share as well, but at least they look older. Furthermore, there's more than one way of interpreting Buguese and Aqune's complicated relationship. [[DubText The dub]] doesn't help matters.
actually adds evidence.
* LoveDodecahedron: Beerain-Buguese-Aqune-Hunter-Corona. And Sparkle seems to have a thing for Hunter too. Lumen also hits on Sparkle in the Japanese version, and has declared his true love for Beerain. But he'll fall in love with just about anything female.female, so neither case was probably meant to be taken seriously.



* {{Miko}}: Corona and Aqune, though not in a traditional sense.

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* {{Miko}}: Corona and Aqune, Aqune (thy're referred to as this in the Japanese version) though not in a traditional sense.



* MiniatureSeniorCitizens: Quake/Brade.

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* MiniatureSeniorCitizens: Quake/Brade. He was much taller in flashbacks to his younger days.



* MoodSwinger: Stags. Enough said.

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* MoodSwinger: Stags. Enough said.Especially in the Japanese version, where he'll burst into fits of maniacal laughter for no reason.



* MysteriousPast: Corona and Aqune. But At least we get to find out most of Corona's.

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* MysteriousPast: Corona and Aqune. But At at least we get to find out most of Corona's.



** Try to find people in fandom who know how to spell Buguese. You'll have trouble. Doesn't help that his name is written as Baggus in Japanese either.

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** Try to find people in fandom who know how to spell Buguese. You'll have trouble. Doesn't help that the way his name is written as Baggus in Japanese either.reads more like Baggus.



* ShipperOnDeck: There's been evidence on a few occasions of Magma trying to help Hunter and Corona's relationship, [[spoiler:such as restraining Igneous so Corona could be the first to greet him after they were separated]]. There's Corona's sister's too, and many other residents of her hometown.



* SpoilerOpening: The second OP is really bad about this. [[spoiler:For one, it shows Aqune with the Spider Riders, even though she doesn't officially join them until the fourth-to-last episode]]. Next, it reveals the existence of [[spoiler:Quake/Brade, as well as the fact that he's a Spider Rider, and has a younger form. Although I suppose viewers could assume that younger Quake/Brade was a different person entirely]].

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* SpoilerOpening: The second OP is really bad about this. [[spoiler:For one, it shows Aqune with the Spider Riders, even though she doesn't officially join them until the fourth-to-last episode]]. Next, it reveals the existence of [[spoiler:Quake/Brade, as well as the fact that he's a Spider Rider, and has a younger form. Although I suppose viewers could assume that younger Quake/Brade was a different person entirely]].



* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Igneous' is blue. Aqune's is purple, Hunter's is a pinkish-orange, Lily's is lavender, and Illuma's is green. Most other characters actually have plausible colors.

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* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Igneous' is blue. Aqune's is purple, Hunter's is a pinkish-orange, Lily's is lavender, and Illuma's Elma/Illuma's is green. Most other characters actually have plausible colors.



* BreakingTheFourthWall: The dub does this in the very last episode.
** Grasshop also does this at least once, in regards to the heroes' transformation sequence.



* RomanticRunnerUp: Igneous

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* RomanticRunnerUp: IgneousIgneous, when he pursues Elma/Illuma.



* ShipperOnDeck: There's been evidence on a few occasions of Magma trying to help Hunter and Corona's relationship, [[spoiler:such as restraining Igneous so Corona could be the first to greet him after they were separated]]. There's Corona's sister's too, and many other residents of her hometown.
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* CuteMonsterGirl: Katydid fits into this trope, but Beerain subverts it.

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* CuteMonsterGirl: Katydid Lemin/Katy fits into this trope, but Beerain subverts it.
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