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8th Oct '17 9:13:13 AM Mukademaoh
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** One of the EliteMook from the Punk Hazard arc, [[MacheteMayhem "Machete" Run]] is a spider-centaur with a massive arachnid body, implying that giant spiders exist in the world of One Piece.



* In ''Manga/InuYasha'', giant spiders or spider-like beings are common, weak Youkai in feudal Japan. Sango and her family were tricked by Naraku (who's a spider-based demon himself) into fighting a giant, ogre-faced spider. In the final battle, Naraku's outer shell is a gargantuan black spider who acts as a final dungeon.
* Two different [[BondCreature Demon Beasts]] resembling giant spiders appear in ''Manga/SazanEyes'' under the control of [[TheHero Yakumo]] and [[TheDragon Benares]]: the former has Jing Gu (Mirror Bug), a spider-like being the size of a soccer ball who can [[AttackReflector reflect light attacks]] and spin thread. Benares control the much more formidable Fu Yao Zhizhu (Monster-Binding Spider), a giant, more realistic-looking spider that pins its victims down, extract their energy and then imprisons them into a cocoon. Benares states that this monster can subdue even an immortal Wu like Yakumo.



* In the French gamebook series ''Literature/PresterJohnSaga'', Giant Spiders are often encountered by the titular hero at least once per book, and sometimes will have fatal venom. The sole exceptions are Book 5, set in ancient India, and the last fanmade book set in Tibet.



%%* The player-monster Arachnis in ''VideoGame/CrushCrumbleAndChomp''

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%%* * The player-monster Arachnis in ''VideoGame/CrushCrumbleAndChomp''''VideoGame/CrushCrumbleAndChomp'' is a Kaiju-sized spider, like Kumonga, who can leave trail of web behind.


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* ''VideoGame/{{Dungeons}} II'' has giant spiders as neutral monsters, usually lurking into chambers inside your own Dungeon, ready to be unearthed and usually foreshadowed by the massive chitin-like walls with bulbous yellow eggsacks as you dig closer to the room. The expansion and downloadable maps add a variety of venom-spitting spider and spider lairs that spawn them at will.
22nd Sep '17 7:24:39 PM Theriocephalus
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* * VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}} features the Nightmare Apostles, [[SpiderSwarm hordes of spiders]] which chases you throughout their home once they spotted you. The [[DemonicSpider red variant]] summoned by [[EnemySummoner Chime Maiden]] are far worse, they can detect you ''without'' seeing you, catching most people off guard when they are idling.

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* * VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}} ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'' features the Nightmare Apostles, [[SpiderSwarm hordes of spiders]] which chases you throughout their home once they spotted you. The [[DemonicSpider red variant]] summoned by [[EnemySummoner Chime Maiden]] are far worse, they can detect you ''without'' seeing you, catching most people off guard when they are idling.
22nd Sep '17 7:23:58 PM Theriocephalus
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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]])

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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]])Really]]).
* ''Fanfic/BesidesTheWillOfEvil'': [[Literature/TheSilmarillion Ungoliants]] are enormous spider-like monsters created by [[BigBad Reiziger]] as muscle for his armies. They create an aura of shadow around themselves, and unlike real spiders they have a poisonous stinger hidden beneath their bellies.
13th Sep '17 7:47:22 AM BeerBaron
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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' has the frostbite spiders, which can be anything from wolf-sized to almost elephant-sized. They also spit venom, and [[ParanoiaFuel tend to drop from the ceiling on top of your head if you're not careful]]. Cronvangr Cave is a particularly memorable spider-den that has a few so big that you start seeing ''mammoth bones'' wrapped up in their webbing! Some enterprising arachnophobes have created {{Game Mod}}s that remove them from the game for the benefit of their fellow phobics. One early one did a rather clumsy job, replacing their models with [[BearsAreBadNews those of bears]] while changing nothing else about their environment or behavior, resulting in [[NightmareFuel giant poisonous bears that shoot spiderwebs at you]]. Of special note is the only named spider in Skyrim, Nimhe, who is larger than the giant frostbite spiders. The ''Dragonborn'' expansion pack adds Albino Spiders, which are still nasty threats despite being only about the size of a grapefruit. One dungeon features a machine that lets you use flaming, icy, or electrified versions of them as weapons,

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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** The series has various giant spiders as common low to mid-level creature enemies dating all the way back to ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsArena Arena]]''. Typical abilities include fast movement speed, relatively strong melee attacks, poison (be it a spell or a natural part of their attack), and webs that paralyze or otherwise slow a targets movement speed.
** Spider Daedra, as [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin their name might imply]], are a SpiderPeople form of [[OurDemonsAreDifferent lesser Daedra]]. They have humanoid upper bodies attached to the below the waist to the abdomen, thorax, and legs of a giant spider.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]''
has the frostbite spiders, Frostbite Spiders, which can be anything range from wolf-sized to almost elephant-sized. They also spit venom, and [[ParanoiaFuel tend to drop from the ceiling on top of your head if you're not careful]]. Cronvangr Cave is a particularly memorable spider-den that has a few so big that you start seeing they have ''mammoth bones'' wrapped up in their webbing! webbing. Some enterprising arachnophobes have created {{Game Mod}}s that remove them from the game for the benefit of their fellow phobics. One early one did a rather clumsy job, replacing their models with [[BearsAreBadNews those of bears]] while changing nothing else about their environment or behavior, resulting in [[NightmareFuel giant poisonous bears that shoot spiderwebs at you]]. Of special note is the only named spider in Skyrim, Nimhe, who is larger than the giant frostbite spiders. The ''Dragonborn'' expansion pack DLC adds Albino Spiders, which are still nasty threats despite being only about the size of a grapefruit. One dungeon features a machine that lets you use flaming, icy, or electrified versions of them as weapons,weapons.
11th Sep '17 5:01:04 AM Jubileus57
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* In the ''VideoGame/BigFunInFurbyland'' minigame ''Furby to the Rescue'', the Furby is chased in a maze by a big, purple spider that traps it in a web temporarily, making the player lost precious time to find the exit.
10th Sep '17 4:32:01 PM foxley
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfSuperman'': Jimmy is menaced by an oversized spider in "The Neolithic Nightmare".
31st Aug '17 12:26:03 AM Mhazard
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* * VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}} features the Nightmare Apostles, [[SpiderSwarm hordes of spiders]] which chases you throughout their home once they spotted you. The [[DemonicSpider red variant]] summoned by [[EnemySummoner Chime Maiden]] are far worse, they can detect you ''without'' seeing you, catching most people off guard when they are idling.
28th Aug '17 3:44:52 PM SuperSonicHeroes
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** The villain Queen [[VillainessesWantHeroes wanted Spider-Man to be her mate]] and vowed he would love her whether he wanted to or not. After easily beating Spidey in their first fight she [[ForcefulKiss forced a kiss on him]] and over the next few issues it was discovered her kiss was slowly mutating him into a giant spider mutant. He eventually turns into a giant spider and is completely under Queen's control, and she plans to use him as an egg sac to give birth to her offspring. [[spoiler:It was a small miracle that Peter managed to survive the process. His giant spider form died unexpectedly and he got his original body back.]]
18th Aug '17 9:59:26 AM TheGreatSkrond
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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 realistically shouldn't be able to move or 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).

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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 realistically shouldn't be able to move or breathe]] (according to natural laws of our universes Earth).universe's Earth, given our atmosphere's oxygen concentration). 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 Aug '17 11:45:26 AM Theriocephalus
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** Everybody meet the new kid in town! The recently discovered Heteropoda maxima, also called the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_huntsman_spider Giant Huntsman Spider]] is another 30 cm (12 inch) beast from Laos. It isn't as bulky as Goliath, but it definitely holds as much Nightmare Fuel for those scared of lanky, skinny spiders. It is also, as the name implies, the largest species of all Huntsman spiders.
* [[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 [[SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome awesome.]]

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** Everybody meet the new kid in town! The recently discovered Heteropoda maxima, ''Heteropoda maxima'', also called the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_huntsman_spider Giant Huntsman Spider]] is another 30 cm (12 inch) beast from Laos. It isn't as bulky as Goliath, but it definitely holds as much Nightmare Fuel for those scared of lanky, skinny spiders. It is also, as the name implies, the largest species of all Huntsman spiders.
* [[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 [[SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome awesome.]]awesome]].



* It was once believed that a fossil arthropod from the Carboniferous, called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megarachne ''Megarachne'']], was one of these. However, more recent evidence shows that the extinct creature [[ScienceMarchesOn wasn't a spider at all]] but in fact part of an extinct group of animals known as sea scorpions.

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* It was once believed that a fossil arthropod from the Carboniferous, called [[http://en.''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megarachne ''Megarachne'']], Megarachne]]'', was one of these. However, more recent evidence shows that the extinct creature [[ScienceMarchesOn wasn't a spider at all]] but in fact part of an extinct group of animals known as sea scorpions.
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