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9th Jan '16 4:39:36 AM Rockjustice
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5th Jan '16 7:53:17 PM Galacton
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Demonic Spiders: the bane of players everywhere. These are the enemies that will make you [[{{Angrish}} scream in fury]] (or [[TheDreaded quake in fear]]) each time you see them. A product of [[SturgeonsLaw poor]] (or, perhaps, [[ClassicVideoGameScrewYous malicious]]) playtesting, these are the guys which will defeat you over and over again using tactics [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard that just seem unfair at times]].

The defining trait of Demonic Spiders is that they are ''random'' (or ''common'', in the case of games where RandomEncounters don't happen) enemies that seem unfairly powerful. These are not dangerous because they distract from something else, they are likely what kills you when you're distracted. They are not dangerous because they push you into hazards, they are enough of a hazard by themselves.

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Demonic Spiders: the bane of players everywhere. These are the enemies that will make you [[{{Angrish}} scream in fury]] (or [[TheDreaded quake in fear]]) each time you see them. A product of [[SturgeonsLaw poor]] (or, perhaps, [[ClassicVideoGameScrewYous malicious]]) playtesting, these These are the guys which will defeat you over and over again using tactics [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard that just seem unfair at times]].

The defining trait of Demonic Spiders is that they are ''random'' (or ''common'', in the case of games where RandomEncounters don't happen) enemies that seem unfairly powerful. powerful, not [[BossBattle bosses]]. These are not dangerous because they [[GoddamnedBats distract from something else, else]], they are likely what kills you when you're distracted. They are not dangerous because they push you into hazards, they are already enough of a hazard by themselves.


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Unintentional examples may be a product of [[SturgeonsLaw poor]] playtesting, however intentional examples do exist. Sometimes the intend isn't so much to fight them as [[RunOrDie avoid them]]. They may appear during a StealthBasedMission to justify the need to sneak around them rather than fighting them. Most enemies in [[HorrorVideoGames Horror Games]] tend to be Demonic Spiders to some degree.
5th Jan '16 5:35:41 PM ironcommando
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** ''DemonicSpiders/KingdomRush''
26th Dec '15 11:44:44 AM MinisterOfSinister
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-->-- '''''''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation''''' on ''[[VideoGame/AssaultOnDarkAthena The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena]]''

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-->-- '''''''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation''''' '''''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation''''' on ''[[VideoGame/AssaultOnDarkAthena The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena]]''
19th Nov '15 1:21:38 AM Mhazard
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Can overlap with GoddamnedBats. Particularly if {{RPG Elements}} are present, Demonic Spiders can become GoddamnedBats as characters level up. Compare: ThatOneBoss, Contrast: BossInMookClothing who tend not to be so common, and LedgeBats who are dangerous for more indirect reasons. Not to confused with GiantSpider, which is more of about literal spider, although both can overlap.

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Can overlap with GoddamnedBats. Particularly if {{RPG Elements}} are present, Demonic Spiders can become GoddamnedBats as characters level up. Compare: ThatOneBoss, Contrast: BossInMookClothing who tend not to be so common, and LedgeBats who are dangerous for more indirect reasons. Not to confused confuse with GiantSpider, which is more of about literal spider, although both can overlap.
19th Nov '15 1:16:57 AM Mhazard
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Can overlap with GoddamnedBats. Particularly if {{RPG Elements}} are present, Demonic Spiders can become GoddamnedBats as characters level up. Compare: ThatOneBoss, Contrast: BossInMookClothing who tend not to be so common, and LedgeBats who are dangerous for more indirect reasons.

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Can overlap with GoddamnedBats. Particularly if {{RPG Elements}} are present, Demonic Spiders can become GoddamnedBats as characters level up. Compare: ThatOneBoss, Contrast: BossInMookClothing who tend not to be so common, and LedgeBats who are dangerous for more indirect reasons.
reasons. Not to confused with GiantSpider, which is more of about literal spider, although both can overlap.
18th Nov '15 8:25:12 PM namingway
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->''"So this is the first enemy in the game and I can't even get near him because he's shooting bullets all over the place and running away like an asshole."''
-->-- '''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd''' on the ''Film/DieHard'' game for the NES.

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->''"So ->''"It's in this is chapter that we're introduced to the first spider turret, a small, wall-mounted enemy that is very hard to spot and which can knock off all your health in two hits from two continents away. An enemy which can only have been designed by some kind of sinister conspiracy of sixteenth century Puritans working to eliminate the game and I can't even get near him because he's shooting bullets all over the place and running away like an asshole.very concept of fun."''
-->-- '''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd''' '''''''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation''''' on the ''Film/DieHard'' game for the NES.
''[[VideoGame/AssaultOnDarkAthena The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena]]''
18th Nov '15 8:22:22 PM namingway
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[[caption-width-right:256:Fear the almighty Sorcerers!]]

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[[caption-width-right:256:Fear the almighty Sorcerers!]]
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16th Nov '15 7:25:21 PM zenithBemusement
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4th Nov '15 9:06:56 AM ironcommando
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** ''DemonicSpiders/{{Terraria}}''
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