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17th Jul '17 6:09:16 AM 108names
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Arachnophobia is probably the second-most popular phobia (after [[MonsterClown coulrophobia]]), and even non-arachnophobes have to admit that [[SpidersAreScary spiders can be pretty freaky]]. Therefore, the most popular form of BigCreepyCrawlies, and one of the most popular [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever 50 Foot Whatevers]] to attack has to be (don't click the link if you like to browse TV Tropes before bed) a [[http://www.livescience.com/animals/news-spider-species-100111.html big spider]]. The bigger they are, the less likely there are to be more of them, but they're almost all so big that [[SquareCubeLaw they logically shouldn't be able to move or breathe]]. They will usually have hypertoxic venom, both spin webs and hunt for prey, and SuperSpit silk out of their mouths (most spiders in real life only focus on one trait). For extra terror, [[SpiderSwarm they may even attack in groups]] (again, most spiders in real life are solitary).

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Arachnophobia is probably the second-most popular phobia (after [[MonsterClown coulrophobia]]), and even non-arachnophobes have to admit that [[SpidersAreScary spiders can be pretty freaky]]. Therefore, the most popular form of BigCreepyCrawlies, and one of the most popular [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever 50 Foot Whatevers]] to attack has to be (don't click the link if you like to browse TV Tropes before bed) a [[http://www.livescience.com/animals/news-spider-species-100111.html big spider]]. The bigger they are, the less likely there are to be more of them, but they're almost all so big that [[SquareCubeLaw they logically realistically shouldn't be able to move or breathe]].breathe]] (according to natural laws of our universes Earth). They will usually have hypertoxic venom, both spin webs and hunt for prey, and SuperSpit silk out of their mouths (most spiders in real life only focus on one trait). For extra terror, [[SpiderSwarm they may even attack in groups]] (again, most spiders in real life are solitary).
15th Jul '17 9:03:26 PM Scrounge
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** Come to think of it, both Blackarachnia and Tarantulas from ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' would qualify as well.
*** Her ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines'' robot form carries even more spiderlike features, notably her concealable extra eyes. Though whether she counts as canon is open to debate.

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** Come to think of it, both Blackarachnia and Tarantulas from ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' would qualify as well.
well, also having spider alt-modes.
*** Her ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines'' robot form carries even more spiderlike features, features even in her robot mode, most notably her concealable extra eyes. Though whether she counts as canon is open to debate.eyes.
9th Jul '17 10:28:16 AM Theriocephalus
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* Averted in ''Literature/CharlottesWeb'' where the titular spider is portrayed as a normal-sized (and good-natured) spider.
** [[spoiler: If her death does not make you cry, [[TearJerker/CharlottesWeb you have no soul.]] ]]
* Also averted in ''WesternAnimation/MissSpidersSunnyPatchFriends'' where all the spiders are normal-sized.
* The Spider from ''Literature/JamesAndTheGiantPeach''. She's huge, but she's also one of the nicest characters in the book and its film adaptation.

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* Averted in ''Literature/CharlottesWeb'' where the titular spider is portrayed as a normal-sized (and good-natured) spider.
** [[spoiler: If her death does not make you cry, [[TearJerker/CharlottesWeb you have no soul.]] ]]
* Also averted in ''WesternAnimation/MissSpidersSunnyPatchFriends'' where all the spiders are normal-sized.
* The Spider from ''Literature/JamesAndTheGiantPeach''. She's huge, but she's also one of the nicest characters in the book and its film adaptation. She was also a regular-sized spider before she was turned giant (along with the other invertebrates in the book and the titular peach) by a bagful of magic crocodile tongues.



-->''[[FoodChainOfEvil A spider that ate dinosaurs]] - if ever there was a single animal that exemplified nature's insanity on Skull Island, Stickalithus was it.''

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-->''[[FoodChainOfEvil A spider that ate dinosaurs]] - -- if ever there was a single animal that exemplified nature's insanity on Skull Island, Stickalithus was it.''
23rd Jun '17 3:11:19 PM TrollMan
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-->''[[FoodChainOfEvil A spider that ate dinosaurs]] - if ever there was a single animal that exemplified nature's insanity on Skull Island, Stickalithus was it.''


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* The largest predators of [[DeathWorld Hender's Island]] in the novel ''Literature/{{Fragment}}'' are creatures known as spigers, which as their name implies, resemble a cross between a tiger and a spider, and grow to the size of trucks. They're actually a type of crustacean related to mantis shrimp though.
21st Jun '17 6:52:33 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* The [[OneWingedAngel third and fourth forms]] of the [[BigBad Dark King]] in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyMysticQuest'' are that of a giant spider.

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* The [[OneWingedAngel third and fourth forms]] form]] of the [[BigBad Dark King]] in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyMysticQuest'' are that of is a giant spider.spider. The fourth form retains the spiderlike body and fangs and the "Spider Kids" attack, but replaces the segmented spider legs with CombatTentacles.



* ''VisualNovel/AtlachNacha'', an obscure H-game where you play a spider demon in high school.

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* ''VisualNovel/AtlachNacha'', an obscure H-game where you play a shapeshifting spider demon (a Jorougumo to be precise, see Mythology above) in high school.
15th Jun '17 6:19:54 PM MagnusForce
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* ''WesternAnimation/AtomicPuppet'': Joey and AP once fought a giant mutant spider that had horns, crab-like claws, and the ability to spit webs. It also appears in the show's intro.
13th Jun '17 8:45:31 AM falcon2484
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* A giant spider attacks a mook and eats him in a scene of ''Film/KingSolomonMines''. Kind of a {{BLAM}} momento too.

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* A giant spider attacks a mook and eats him in a scene of ''Film/KingSolomonMines''.''Film/KingSolomonsMines''. Kind of a {{BLAM}} momento too.
8th Jun '17 7:18:33 PM ngh93
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* Jeff in ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy''. Partially subverted in that he's a ''friendly'' giant spider. There was also Velma who appeared in the made-for TV movie ''Billy & Mandy: Wrath of the Spider Queen''. She was ''not'' very friendly.

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* Jeff in ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy''. Partially subverted in that he's a ''friendly'' giant spider.spider who wants Billy to love him, but Billy's arachnophobia make it very difficult, to say the least. There was also Velma who appeared in the made-for TV movie ''Billy & Mandy: Wrath of the Spider Queen''. She was ''not'' very friendly.
4th Jun '17 7:12:56 PM Usagi1992
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[[caption-width-right:350:"Dispatch, [[Film/Apollo13 we have a problem.]]"]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:"Dispatch, [[Film/Apollo13 [[{{Understatement}} we have a problem.]]"]]
28th May '17 11:46:28 PM MrKingXemnas
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* ''VideoGame/PAYDAY2'''s Halloween 2015 event mission Lab Rats sees the players shrunken down and placed on the meth table from the regular Rats mission. Periodically, a spider that is regular-sized but now appears giant to the shrunken-down heisters will lean over the edge of the table, ready to instantly incapacitate any players that get within biting distance.
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