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23rd Aug '16 7:37:13 AM EarsplittingLepidopteran
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* The largest spider in the aptly-named ''Film/{{Arachnophobia}}'' is not very big compared to Kumonga, but still slightly bigger than any real spider. Even Australian ones. The real problem with the spiders in said film are their [[MookMaker sheer numbers]] and insanely poisonous bite.

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* The largest spider in the aptly-named ''Film/{{Arachnophobia}}'' is not very big compared to Kumonga, but still slightly bigger than any real spider. Even Australian ones. The real problem with the spiders in said film are their [[MookMaker sheer numbers]] and insanely poisonous bite. They even get titles "Boss Spiders" and the infamous "Spider General" much to John Goodman's character disbelief.
14th Aug '16 1:57:35 AM Arivne
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* In the ''Series/GilligansIsland'' episode "The Pigeon," the castaways run into a Black Morning Spider, which is six feet long, red-eyed and weighs 500 lbs.

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* In the ''Series/GilligansIsland'' episode "The Pigeon," the castaways run into a Black Morning Spider, which is Spider. It's six feet long, red-eyed [[RedEyesTakeWarning has red eyes]] and weighs 500 lbs.
25th Jul '16 1:28:32 PM Malady
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* ''VideoGame/BraveHeroYuusha'': Antrachnid, a giant red spider as an enemy in the Desert area.
21st Jul '16 2:50:24 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* ''VideoGame/FTLFasterThanLight'' has a RandomEvent where a space station is under attack by these. Your default options are to either send in your crew, which will either result in a small reward or loss of one crew member. However, if you have the proper equipment, it is possible to TakeAThirdOption and use risk-free ways of dealing with the spiders, giving you the rewards without worrying about losing crew members.

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* ''VideoGame/FTLFasterThanLight'' has a RandomEvent where a space station is under attack by these. Your default options are to either send in your crew, which will either result in a small reward or loss of one crew member.member, or play it safe and decline to assist. However, if you have the proper equipment, it is possible to TakeAThirdOption and use risk-free ways of dealing with the spiders, giving you the rewards without worrying about losing crew members.
9th Jul '16 7:02:57 AM TheWanderer
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9th Jul '16 4:49:18 AM tsstevens
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-->'''Dorian:''' Just once, we should enter a cave and see ''normal''-sized spiders.

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-->'''Dorian:''' Just once, we should enter a cave and see ''normal''-sized spiders. (said upon encountering Snowball, biggest one in the game by far.
** Like Skyrim and System Shock, fans were so creeped out by the series essentially being Spider Age, The Rewebbening and Arachnophobia that mods had been made to replace and remove them, or at least requested in the event the Frostbite engine make it difficult.
8th Jul '16 3:05:04 PM StFan
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-> ''"And {{Franchise/Superman}} needs to fight a Giant Spider in the third act. Do you know about spiders? They're the fiercest killers in the insect kingdom."''

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-> ''"And {{Franchise/Superman}} Franchise/{{Superman}} needs to fight a Giant Spider in the third act. Do you know about spiders? They're the fiercest killers in the insect kingdom."''



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* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' has several spiders as creature cards, and they're usually able to block creatures with flying (presumably due to scaled-up webs).
** The first was actually called "[[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=370781 Giant Spider]]."
** Giant Spider is not the biggest Spider in the game, either. [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=88959 Goliath Spider]] is. It's a 7/6 and its illustration is it eating a drake. There's also [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=26661 Plated Spider]], which has the amusing flavor text "Most spiders wait patiently for their prey to arrive. Most spiders aren't forty feet tall."
** The card, [[http://magiccards.info/al/en/107.html Giant Spider]], is now the only card that has been in [[http://magiccards.info/m11/en/179.html every base set ever printed]]. It was left out of Magic 2013, however (it came back in Magic 2014). Still, it holds the record for longest continuous run in the core sets.
** Planechase gave us [[http://magiccards.info/cma/en/6.html Dragonlair Spider]], which spawns insects. Spiders are technically not insects, but then you read the flavour text. Those insects are not spawns of the spider; they're scavengers eating the bits of ''dragons'' that the spider discards. That thing eats ''dragons''.
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* {{Franchise/Superman}} fights a giant mechanical spider at the beginning of ''WesternAnimation/SupermanDoomsday'', while Creator/KevinSmith, in an animated cameo, looks on and says "Lame!". It's a TakeThat against the ExecutiveMeddling forced upon Smith's ''Superman Lives'' script -- see below.

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* {{Franchise/Superman}} Franchise/{{Superman}} fights a giant mechanical spider at the beginning of ''WesternAnimation/SupermanDoomsday'', while Creator/KevinSmith, in an animated cameo, looks on and says "Lame!". It's a TakeThat against the ExecutiveMeddling forced upon Smith's ''Superman Lives'' script -- see below.



*** There was a 2000s film with the same name about a guy who injected himself with spider DNA in an attempt to become a super-hero, only to mutate into a grotesque humanoid arachnid-thing that was eternally hungry and devoured people indiscriminately. Yeah, it was basically a horrifying parody of Franchise/SpiderMan.

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*** ** There was a 2000s film with the same name about a guy who injected himself with spider DNA in an attempt to become a super-hero, only to mutate into a grotesque humanoid arachnid-thing that was eternally hungry and devoured people indiscriminately. Yeah, it was basically a horrifying parody of Franchise/SpiderMan.



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* ''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.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2507 SCP-2507 ("A Web Of Cliques")]]. SCP-2507 are spider-like creatures with an average weight of 45 kilograms (~100 pounds) and average height of 3 meters (~10 feet).
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2922 SCP-2922 ("Notes From the Under")]]. SCP-PC-005, "The Impenetrable" is a RealityWarper that lives in the afterlife known as Corbenic. It resembles a gigantic spider.

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* ''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.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2507 SCP-2507 ("A Web Of Cliques")]]. SCP-2507 are spider-like creatures with an average weight of 45 kilograms (~100 pounds) and average height of 3 meters (~10 feet).
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2922 SCP-2922 ("Notes From
''Pinball/{{Krull}}'' has he Crystal Spider, who dwells on the Under")]]. SCP-PC-005, "The Impenetrable" is a RealityWarper that lives in the afterlife known as Corbenic. It resembles a gigantic spider.upper playfield to trap players.



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* ''Pinball/{{Krull}}'' has he Crystal Spider, who dwells on the upper playfield to trap players.
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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' features spiders of variable enormous size. The Underdark is home to the [[OurElvesAreBetter Drow]], who worship an evil spider goddess, and sometimes end up as [[MixAndMatchCritters Driders]].

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':
** The game
features spiders of variable enormous size. size.
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The Underdark is home to the [[OurElvesAreBetter Drow]], who worship an evil spider goddess, and sometimes end up as [[MixAndMatchCritters Driders]].



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

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



** Giant spiders in the Classic D&D game (Basic, Expert, etc) were a bit more varied than in other versions of D&D, and often had TruthInTelevision (crab spiders blending into their surroundings) or folklore-inspired abilities (the "tarantella"'s poison causing a spastic "dance") to make them interesting.
* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' has several spiders as creature cards, and they're usually able to block creatures with flying (presumably due to scaled-up webs). The first was actually called "[[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=370781 Giant Spider]]."
** Giant Spider is not the biggest Spider in the game, either. [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=88959 Goliath Spider]] is. It's a 7/6 and its illustration is it eating a drake. There's also [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=26661 Plated Spider]], which has the amusing flavor text "Most spiders wait patiently for their prey to arrive. Most spiders aren't forty feet tall."
** The card, [[http://magiccards.info/al/en/107.html Giant Spider]], is now the only card that has been in [[http://magiccards.info/m11/en/179.html every base set ever printed]]. It was left out of Magic 2013, however (it came back in Magic 2014). Still, it holds the record for longest continuous run in the core sets.
** Planechase gave us [[http://magiccards.info/cma/en/6.html Dragonlair Spider]], which spawns insects. Spiders are technically not insects, but then you read the flavour text. Those insects are not spawns of the spider; they're scavengers eating the bits of ''dragons'' that the spider discards. That thing eats ''dragons''.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''

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** Giant spiders in the Classic D&D ''D&D'' game (Basic, Expert, etc) etc.) were a bit more varied than in other versions of D&D, ''D&D'', and often had TruthInTelevision (crab spiders blending into their surroundings) or folklore-inspired abilities (the "tarantella"'s poison causing a spastic "dance") to make them interesting.
* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' has several spiders as creature cards, and they're usually able to block creatures with flying (presumably due to scaled-up webs). The first was actually called "[[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=370781 Giant Spider]]."
** Giant Spider is not the biggest Spider in the game, either. [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=88959 Goliath Spider]] is. It's a 7/6 and its illustration is it eating a drake. There's also [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=26661 Plated Spider]], which has the amusing flavor text "Most spiders wait patiently for their prey to arrive. Most spiders aren't forty feet tall."
** The card, [[http://magiccards.info/al/en/107.html Giant Spider]], is now the only card that has been in [[http://magiccards.info/m11/en/179.html every base set ever printed]]. It was left out of Magic 2013, however (it came back in Magic 2014). Still, it holds the record for longest continuous run in the core sets.
** Planechase gave us [[http://magiccards.info/cma/en/6.html Dragonlair Spider]], which spawns insects. Spiders are technically not insects, but then you read the flavour text. Those insects are not spawns of the spider; they're scavengers eating the bits of ''dragons'' that the spider discards. That thing eats ''dragons''.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''
''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000''



* In ''VideoGame/AgeOfMythology'', Leto's God Power ''Spider Lair'' lets you plant some spider cocoons into the ground. If they are not destroyed within some seconds, they turn into web-traps and each of them houses a spider big enough to drag a human sized unit into the ground and one-hit it.

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* In ''VideoGame/AgeOfMythology'', Leto's God Power ''Spider Lair'' lets you plant some spider cocoons into the ground. If they are not destroyed within some seconds, they turn into web-traps and each of them houses a spider big enough to drag a human sized human-sized unit into the ground and one-hit it.






* Toys/{{Bionicle}} has the Visorak horde, made up of car-sized spiders. There are also the elite Visorak, the humongous Kahgarak spiders, several stories high. Also, a variety of giant spider-like Rahi qualify as well.

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* Toys/{{Bionicle}} has the ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}''
** The
Visorak horde, made up of car-sized spiders. There are also the elite Visorak, the humongous Kahgarak spiders, several stories high. Also, a variety of giant spider-like Rahi qualify as well.



* The freeware fighting game ''TheBlackHeart'' features a {{Stripperiffic}} [[CuteMonsterGirl Hot Monster Babe]] by the name of Ananzi who can transform into a spider and devour her opponents.
* ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' has spiders that are about half as tall as the player character. Giant by real life standards, but one of the smallest monsters in the game. They deal the least damage per hit, but they can strike swiftly and repeatedly, run fast, jump, climb walls, and fit through tight crevices too small for anything else. They have a nasty habit of traveling in groups and hiding on your shelter's roof at night, waiting to pounce when you come outside in the morning. They also have a chance of dropping string, which is needed to craft fishing rods and bows.

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* The freeware fighting game ''TheBlackHeart'' ''VideoGame/TheBlackHeart'' features a {{Stripperiffic}} [[CuteMonsterGirl Hot Monster Babe]] by the name of Ananzi who can transform into a spider and devour her opponents.
* ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'':
** It
has spiders that are about half as tall as the player character. Giant by real life standards, but one of the smallest monsters in the game. They deal the least damage per hit, but they can strike swiftly and repeatedly, run fast, jump, climb walls, and fit through tight crevices too small for anything else. They have a nasty habit of traveling in groups and hiding on your shelter's roof at night, waiting to pounce when you come outside in the morning. They also have a chance of dropping string, which is needed to craft fishing rods and bows.



* ''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.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2507 SCP-2507 ("A Web Of Cliques")]]. SCP-2507 are spider-like creatures with an average weight of 45 kilograms (~100 pounds) and average height of 3 meters (~10 feet).
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2922 SCP-2922 ("Notes From the Under")]]. SCP-PC-005, "The Impenetrable" is a RealityWarper that lives in the afterlife known as Corbenic. It resembles a gigantic spider.



** Also, there is the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_spider_crab Japanese spider crab]]. It's a kind of crab reaching 3.8 m from claw to claw and looking like a giant spider.
* A persistent {{Urban Legend|s}} holds that giant spiders were found in the Summer of 2001, living near Windsor Castle. They were discovered by British Telecom workers in an underground maintenance tunnel. Entomologists initially reported that they were venomous, aggressive and possibly a type thought to have been extinct for centuries. On later examination they proved to be [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5b/Meta_menardi.jpg ''Meta menardi'' cave spiders]], which are notoriously ''non''aggressive. The colony was rehomed to a nearby forest.

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** * Also, there is the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_spider_crab Japanese spider crab]]. It's a kind of crab reaching 3.8 m from claw to claw and looking like a giant spider.
* A persistent {{Urban Legend|s}} holds that giant spiders were found in the Summer of 2001, living near Windsor Castle. They were discovered by British Telecom workers in an underground maintenance tunnel. Entomologists initially reported that they were venomous, aggressive and possibly a type thought to have been extinct for centuries. On later examination they proved to be [[http://upload.''[[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5b/Meta_menardi.jpg ''Meta menardi'' Meta menardi]]'' cave spiders]], spiders, which are notoriously ''non''aggressive. The colony was rehomed to a nearby forest.






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4th Jul '16 12:05:14 PM PRH
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* The FinalBoss of the first ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' game, the Spider Mastermind, and its progeny in ''Doom II'', the arachnotrons. Neither of these have eight legs. ''VideoGame/{{Doom 3}}'' has the the Trites, multilegged, swarming horrors with basketball-sized bodies. It also has the Vagaries, creatures with a woman-like upper body and spidery lower halves. They can use PsychicPowers to toss objects at you and seem to serve as brood mothers to the Trites.

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* The FinalBoss of the first ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' game, the Spider Mastermind, and its progeny in ''Doom II'', the arachnotrons. Neither of these have eight legs. ''VideoGame/{{Doom 3}}'' has the the Trites, multilegged, swarming horrors with basketball-sized bodies. It also has the Vagaries, creatures with a woman-like upper body and spidery lower halves. They can use PsychicPowers to toss objects at you and seem to serve as brood mothers to the Trites.
3rd Jul '16 5:54:41 PM nombretomado
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* Franchise/{{Bionicle}} has the Visorak horde, made up of car-sized spiders. There are also the elite Visorak, the humongous Kahgarak spiders, several stories high. Also, a variety of giant spider-like Rahi qualify as well.

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* Franchise/{{Bionicle}} Toys/{{Bionicle}} has the Visorak horde, made up of car-sized spiders. There are also the elite Visorak, the humongous Kahgarak spiders, several stories high. Also, a variety of giant spider-like Rahi qualify as well.
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.]]
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