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23rd Jun '16 9:13:11 AM merotoker
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* One of these accompanied [[WolfMan Kotarou]] on his first battle against Negi in the Kyoto Arc of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''. It [[AntiMagic was banished]] by Asuna with one swing of her [[PaperFanOfDoom Iron Fan]]

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* One of these accompanied [[WolfMan Kotarou]] on his first battle against Negi in the Kyoto Arc of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''. It [[AntiMagic was banished]] by Asuna with one swing of her [[PaperFanOfDoom Iron Fan]]Fan]].



* While not a giant spider ''per se,'' The Crimson King in the comic adapation of ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' often sports a couple of spider legs whenever he shows up.

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* While not a giant spider ''per se,'' The Crimson King in the comic adapation adaptation of ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' often sports a couple of spider legs whenever he shows up.



* Meriem runs a afoul of a nest of giant spiders in ''ComicBook/{{Cavewoman}}: Deadly Venom''.

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* Meriem runs a afoul of a nest of giant spiders in ''ComicBook/{{Cavewoman}}: Deadly Venom''.



* In ''FanFic/TheWorldOfTheCreatures'' , Batman and the Eleventh Doctor are captured by a colony of giant spiders that talk. It is implied that these are either from ''Literature/HarryPotter'' or ''Literature/TheHobbit''

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* In ''FanFic/TheWorldOfTheCreatures'' , Batman and the Eleventh Doctor are captured by a colony of giant spiders that talk. It is implied that these are either from ''Literature/HarryPotter'' or ''Literature/TheHobbit''''Literature/TheHobbit''.



* The ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series includes creatures called Acromantulas, essentially giant spiders that can get up to elephant-size. They can talk and are sentient, but [[AlwaysChaoticEvil don't think you're likely to survive a conversation with one]] (unless you're Hagrid). They are most prominently featured in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets Chamber of Secrets]]'', whose film adaptation actually specifies spiders in the BBFC content notice. Aragog, the "king" Acromantula, makes a cameo (albeit posthumous) appearance in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince The Half-Blood Prince]]'' as well... both in book and film versions, surprisingly, and the spiders return in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]'' when [[spoiler: the Death Eaters drive them out of the forest and force them to attack Hogwarts, which also appeared briefly in the film]]. It should be noted that Ron is terrified of ''ordinary'' spiders, to the point that his boggart is a huge spider. [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes/{{Literature}} Book Two wasn't very fun for him]].

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* The ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series includes creatures called Acromantulas, essentially giant spiders that can get up to elephant-size. They can talk and are sentient, but [[AlwaysChaoticEvil don't think you're likely to survive a conversation with one]] (unless you're Hagrid).[[FluffyTamer Hagrid]]). They are most prominently featured in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets Chamber of Secrets]]'', whose film adaptation actually specifies spiders in the BBFC content notice. Aragog, the "king" Acromantula, makes a cameo (albeit posthumous) appearance in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince The Half-Blood Prince]]'' as well... both in book and film versions, surprisingly, and the spiders return in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]'' when [[spoiler: the Death Eaters drive them out of the forest and force them to attack Hogwarts, which also appeared briefly in the film]]. It should be noted that Ron is terrified of ''ordinary'' spiders, to the point that his boggart is a huge spider. [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes/{{Literature}} Book Two wasn't very fun for him]].



* Chaosium's ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'' RPG main rules, adventure "Lord of the Spiders''. The {{P|layerCharacters}}Cs must explore a forest filled with huge spiders. The spiders' venom puts the victim into suspended animation, after which [[Literature/TheHobbit the victims are webbed up and hung from trees]].

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* Chaosium's ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'' RPG main rules, adventure "Lord of the Spiders''. The {{P|layerCharacters}}Cs {{P|layerCharacter}}Cs must explore a forest filled with huge spiders. The spiders' venom puts the victim into suspended animation, after which [[Literature/TheHobbit the victims are webbed up and hung from trees]].



** Supplement ''Asteroid 1618''. Inside the Vanishing Pyramid the {{P|layerCharacters}}Cs can find eggsacs laid by a giant spider. If the eggsacs are broken open (from prodding or gunfire) 1-20 baby spiders will emerge and attack the {{P|layerCharacters}}Cs. If {{P|layerCharacters}}Cs kill any of them the mother spider will go MamaBear on them.
* ''TabletopGame/HollowEarthExpedition''. One type of monster {{P|layerCharacters}}Cs can encounter inside the Hollow Earth are giant meat-eating arachnids that are 10 feet long (not including the legs). They hunt like normal spiders, injecting a paralyzing poison with their bite and cocooning the prey to eat later.
* ''Battlelords of the 23rd Century''. In the ''Shadis'' magazine #23 adventure "Bug Hunt" the {{P|layerCharacters}}Cs have to fight the giant Spiders of the planet Driscoll VII. Adults are up to 2.5 meters tall and weigh up to 300 kg.

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** Supplement ''Asteroid 1618''. Inside the Vanishing Pyramid the {{P|layerCharacters}}Cs {{P|layerCharacter}}Cs can find eggsacs laid by a giant spider. If the eggsacs are broken open (from prodding or gunfire) 1-20 baby spiders will emerge and attack the {{P|layerCharacters}}Cs. {{P|layerCharacter}}Cs. If {{P|layerCharacters}}Cs {{P|layerCharacter}}Cs kill any of them the mother spider will go MamaBear on them.
* ''TabletopGame/HollowEarthExpedition''. One type of monster {{P|layerCharacters}}Cs {{P|layerCharacter}}Cs can encounter inside the Hollow Earth are giant meat-eating arachnids that are 10 feet long (not including the legs). They hunt like normal spiders, injecting a paralyzing poison with their bite and cocooning the prey to eat later.
* ''Battlelords of the 23rd Century''. In the ''Shadis'' magazine #23 adventure "Bug Hunt" the {{P|layerCharacters}}Cs {{P|layerCharacter}}Cs have to fight the giant Spiders of the planet Driscoll VII. Adults are up to 2.5 meters tall and weigh up to 300 kg.



* Larger than average (roughly the size of a dog) spiders are common {{Mooks}} in ''VideoGame/{{Vindictus}},'' while larger variants are serve as dungeon bosses (one being the boss of the intro/tutorial). One Royal Party Raid deserves special mention. Your party is dropped in a canyon, where a single giant spider is sitting. As you approach, a second, larger, spider jumps over the canyon wall. Only moments later a third, even larger (to the point where she takes up about 1/10th of the circular canyon by herself), [[OhCrap spider queen]] bursts forth from underground. The ensuing battle is generally only won after the spider queen (and possibly one of the other two) [[GoodBadBug gets her self stuck on the bodies of your fallen comrades.]]

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* Larger than average (roughly the size of a dog) spiders are common {{Mooks}} in ''VideoGame/{{Vindictus}},'' while larger variants are serve as dungeon bosses (one being the boss of the intro/tutorial). One Royal Party Raid deserves special mention. Your party is dropped in a canyon, where a single giant spider is sitting. As you approach, a second, larger, spider jumps over the canyon wall. Only moments later a third, even larger (to the point where she takes up about 1/10th of the circular canyon by herself), [[OhCrap spider queen]] bursts forth from underground. The ensuing battle is generally only won after the spider queen (and possibly one of the other two) [[GoodBadBug [[GoodBadBugs gets her self herself stuck on the bodies of your fallen comrades.]]



** Not to forget Baelidae from Monster Hunter Online. While Nerscylla is in its own Monster class called Temnoceran, Baelidae is classified as an Carapaceon, which are normally crabs or scorpions. But it looks and the ability to create webs identify it as a spider.

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** Not to forget Baelidae from Monster Hunter Online. While Nerscylla is in its own Monster class called Temnoceran, Baelidae is classified as an a Carapaceon, which are normally crabs or scorpions. But it looks and the ability to create webs identify it as a spider.



* Vriska from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' has one of these for a [[AbusiveAlienParents lusus]]. Imagine having ''[[http://mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=004107 this]]'' as your guardian. Now imagine being responsible for ''[[HorrorHunger feeding it]].''
** It's implied that it ''EatsBabies''.
*** ''Implied?'' It's [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=004095 outright]] [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=004360 stated]] that she does.

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* Vriska from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' has one of these for a [[AbusiveAlienParents lusus]]. Imagine having ''[[http://mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=004107 this]]'' as your guardian. Now imagine being responsible for ''[[HorrorHunger feeding it]].''
** It's implied that it ''EatsBabies''.
*** ''Implied?''
'' It's [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=004095 outright]] [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=004360 stated]] that she does.EatsBabies.



* This appears to be the true form of the creepy Victorian throwback villain Spider in WorldDominationInRetrospect, as revealed when the fight goes against him.

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* This appears to be the true form of the creepy Victorian throwback villain Spider in WorldDominationInRetrospect, ''Literature/WorldDominationInRetrospect'', as revealed when the fight goes against him.



* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Princesse La Princesse]], the fifty-foot spider marionette. She appeared on the side of a tower, was taken to a dock, and started roaming Liverpool and spraying people with water. She "seemed to be leading the entire population of the city on a merry dance, like some kind of arachnid Pied Piper." Creepy, but highly [[VisualEffectsOfAwesome awesome.]]

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Princesse La Princesse]], the fifty-foot spider marionette. She appeared on the side of a tower, was taken to a dock, and started roaming Liverpool and spraying people with water. She "seemed to be leading the entire population of the city on a merry dance, like some kind of arachnid Pied Piper." Creepy, but highly [[VisualEffectsOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome awesome.]]
10th Jun '16 6:25:43 AM Arivne
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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', [[Characters/SCPFoundation [=Characters/SCPFoundation=]]]

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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', [[Characters/SCPFoundation [=Characters/SCPFoundation=]]]''Wiki/SCPFoundation''
** [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-940 SCP-940 ("Araneae Marionettes")]]. SCP-940 is a spider-like creature with a leg span up to 7 meters across.
6th Jun '16 5:25:29 PM supergod
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** Having produced TheFilmOfTheSeries for ''Film/WildWildWest'', one could think that producer Jon Peters included the giant metal spider as an interesting if entirely stupid sequence. However, the man has an apparent fascination with giant arachnids: Creator/KevinSmith's story of his time working on ''Film/SupermanReturns'' (at that point known as ''Superman Lives'') in the late '90s includes an amusing anecdote about Mr. Peters' demands on what be in the movie, which included not having Superman wear his suit or fly, and to have him fight a giant spider in the final act (Peters' justification being that "spiders are the fiercest killers in the insect kingdom").
** Peters' fascination doesn't even end there: he is known to have requested a mechanical spider be present in a film adaptation of Creator/NeilGaiman's ''ComicBook/TheSandman'' comics as well. Rumour has it that he was at one point involved in the live-action adaptation of legendary anime movie ''Manga/{{Akira}}'' too, which conjures up terrifying mental images of Tetsuo mutating into a giant spider. Thankfully he no longer seems to be involved in the project.
* ''IceSpiders'', wherein Olympic athletes are terrorized by, you guessed it, Giant Spiders at a ski resort.

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** Having produced TheFilmOfTheSeries for ''Film/WildWildWest'', one could think that producer Jon Peters included the giant metal spider as an attempt at an interesting if entirely stupid sequence. However, the man has an apparent fascination with giant arachnids: Creator/KevinSmith's story of his time working on ''Film/SupermanReturns'' (at that point known as ''Superman Lives'') in the late '90s includes an amusing anecdote about Mr. Peters' demands on what be in the movie, which included not having Superman wear his suit or fly, and to have him fight a giant spider in the final act (Peters' justification being that "spiders are the fiercest killers in the insect kingdom").
** Peters' fascination doesn't even end there: he is known to have requested a mechanical spider be present in a film adaptation of Creator/NeilGaiman's ''ComicBook/TheSandman'' comics as well. Rumour has it that he was at one point involved in the live-action adaptation of legendary anime movie ''Manga/{{Akira}}'' too, which conjures up terrifying mental images of Tetsuo mutating into a giant spider. Thankfully he no longer seems to be involved in the project.\n
* ''IceSpiders'', ''Film/IceSpiders'', wherein Olympic athletes are terrorized by, you guessed it, Giant Spiders at a ski resort.



** Naturally, this also applies to any video game directly based on [=DnD=], namely ''BaldursGate'' and ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights''.

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** Naturally, this also applies to any video game directly based on [=DnD=], namely ''BaldursGate'' ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'' and ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights''.



** ''System Shock'''s spiders were so bad that a patch was created to remove them from the game so arachnophobes can play the game. Also, one ''Thief'' fan mission, called the Inverted Manse, features a large, gray, and--given the theme of the mission--presumably undead spider the size of a small shack.

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** Some players were so terrified by ''System Shock'''s spiders were so bad so, that a patch was created to remove them from the game so arachnophobes can play the game. Also, one ''Thief'' fan mission, called the Inverted Manse, features a large, gray, and--given the theme of the mission--presumably undead spider the size of a small shack.
17th May '16 10:54:28 PM NozzDogg
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* Some species of Venusian spiders in ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' have bodies up to a metre in diameter, with legs potentially even longer.
25th Apr '16 8:36:20 AM Veanne
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* ''[[FanFic/DoctorWhoovesTheSeries Along Came a Spider]]'' has pony-hoof-sized ones as well as [[EvilIsHammy ANASI, THE SPIDER GODDESS]] (straight from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS11E5PlanetOfTheSpiders Metebelis III]]. [[CrossOver Really]])
1st Apr '16 8:55:36 AM Winter
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* ''VideoGame/{{Toukiden}}'' has the Manhunter and Bloodhunter, giant spider-shaped Oni that try to shred the player and allies with giant claws. They can spawn smaller spider Oni that can inflict status effects and might come up to a human's knees or a little higher.
31st Mar '16 9:52:47 PM spectertv
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* Two ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' skirt the line, namely Dokugumon ([[AllThereInTheManual technically an insect that spins webs]]) and Arukenimon(who is classified as an arachnid but looks less like one than Dokugumon).

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* Two ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' skirt the line, namely Dokugumon ([[AllThereInTheManual technically an insect that spins webs]]) and Arukenimon(who Arukenimon (who is classified as an arachnid but looks less like one than Dokugumon).
5th Mar '16 12:45:39 PM Godzillawolf
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* In the ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'', there's the Polyphemus Gargantula, more commonly known as Giant Cyclops Spider. Aahg from G1 is a member of this species, however the [[MonsterPropagator first and most deadly]] of the entire species was Lahb, [[spoiler:a creation of Hydia's ancestor, the First Witch Lilith]]. Lahb was a forty foot tall titan with legs as wide as tree trunks, and fangs big enough to impale a centaur.

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* In the ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'', there's the Polyphemus Gargantula, more commonly known as Giant Cyclops Spider. Aahg from G1 is a member of this species, however the [[MonsterPropagator [[MonsterProgenitor first and most deadly]] of the entire species was Lahb, [[spoiler:a creation of Hydia's ancestor, the First Witch Lilith]]. Lahb was a forty foot tall titan with legs as wide as tree trunks, and fangs big enough to impale a centaur.
5th Mar '16 12:43:21 PM Godzillawolf
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* In the ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'', there's the Polyphemus Gargantula, more commonly known as Giant Cyclops Spider. Aahg from G1 is a member of this species, however the [[MonsterPropagator first and most deadly]] of the entire species is Lahb, [[spoiler:a creation of Hydia's ancestor, the First Witch Lilith]]. Lahb is a forty foot tall titan with legs as wide as tree trunks, and fangs big enough to impale a centaur.

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* In the ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'', there's the Polyphemus Gargantula, more commonly known as Giant Cyclops Spider. Aahg from G1 is a member of this species, however the [[MonsterPropagator first and most deadly]] of the entire species is was Lahb, [[spoiler:a creation of Hydia's ancestor, the First Witch Lilith]]. Lahb is was a forty foot tall titan with legs as wide as tree trunks, and fangs big enough to impale a centaur.
5th Mar '16 12:41:50 PM Godzillawolf
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* In the ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'', there's the Polyphemus Gargantula, more commonly known as Giant Cyclops Spider. Aahg from G1 is a member of this species, however the [[MonsterPropagator first and most deadly]] of the entire species is Lahb, [[spoiler:a creation of Hydia's ancestor, the First Witch Lilith]]. Lahb is a forty foot tall titan with legs as wide as tree trunks, and fangs big enough to impale a centaur.
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