History Main / SpidersAreScary

11th Aug '17 3:53:48 PM GREGOLE
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* [[EnforcedTrope Enforced]] by a sector of the brain that triggers on anything so much as resembling a spider, called, fittingly, the "arachnoid response" - a leftover evolutionary quirk from a time when venomous spiders were more widespread and their bites meant certain death. Everyone has an arachnoid response.
25th Jul '17 1:05:47 PM Larkmarn
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* There's a bit in ''WebAnimation/TheAutisticWorldOfTheAutist'' Halloween special where a spider shouts at Brian "I'm going to lay eggs in your brain".
16th Jul '17 5:04:06 PM DarkHunter
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* Ungoliant from ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', who's less "GiantSpider" than "vaguely spider-shaped EldritchAbomination." ''[[{{Satan}} Morgoth]]'' was frightened of her. Her descendants include Shelob from ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' and the Mirkwood Spiders in ''Literature/TheHobbit'', and while they're far less powerful than her, they're still pretty scary. (Creator/JRRTolkien [[AuthorPhobia was not a fan of spiders]].)

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* Ungoliant from ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', who's less "GiantSpider" than "vaguely spider-shaped EldritchAbomination." ''[[{{Satan}} Morgoth]]'' was frightened of her. Her descendants include Shelob from ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' and the Mirkwood Spiders in ''Literature/TheHobbit'', and while they're far less powerful than her, they're still pretty scary. (Creator/JRRTolkien [[AuthorPhobia was not a fan of spiders]].)
28th Jun '17 1:47:23 AM isabellask86
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28th Jun '17 1:43:30 AM isabellask86
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* ''WesternAnimation/CampLakebottom'' McGee is really scared of spider's and thinks there gross episode, " Arachanttck
22nd Jun '17 5:55:10 PM DrNoPuma
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* Averted in ''VideoGame/TinkerQuarry'' with Skid, a plastic spider who is quite adorable and innocent.
22nd Jun '17 1:04:46 PM Siempie
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* In the ''Podcast/Wolf359''-episode ''Extreme Danger Bug'', Eiffel is exposed as an arachnophobe... By being the one who spends a big portion of the episode with a huge, hairy, [[{{Squick}} slimy]] and VERY poisonous spider ''in his shirt''.
-->'''Minkowski:''' Eiffel, don't worry. Everything is going to be alright. This thing is probably more scared of you than you are of him!\\
'''Eiffel:''' ''(whimpering)'' While I normally could get on board with that train, I assure you that in this case I am ''definitely'' the more terrified party... [[PunctuatedForEmphasis I. Hate. Spiders!]]
5th Jun '17 5:26:33 AM nighttrainfm
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* The ''Franchise/DragonAge'' series has had giant spiders since the first game, and regularly has them appear to fight the player in a JumpScare. But in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition,'' during a sequence taking place in a nightmare realm, the Inquisitor and party have to fight off spider-like creatures sent by a creature called Nightmare. In-universe, each character is seeing something personalized, but the [[PlayerCharacter Inquisitor]] [[FandomNod and]] [[PreviousPlayerCharacterCameo Hawke]] are seeing spiders.

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* ''Franchise/DragonAge'':
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The ''Franchise/DragonAge'' series has had giant spiders since the first game, and regularly has them appear to fight the player in a JumpScare. But in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition,'' during a sequence taking place in a nightmare realm, the Inquisitor and party have to fight off spider-like creatures sent by a creature called Nightmare. In-universe, each character is seeing something personalized, but the [[PlayerCharacter Inquisitor]] [[FandomNod and]] [[PreviousPlayerCharacterCameo Hawke]] are seeing spiders.
8th May '17 3:20:15 PM ScorpiusOB1
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* The Ilwrath from the ''VideoGame/StarControl'' are evil spider-like aliens who are famous for their fanatical devotion to their dark gods Dogar and Kazon.
4th May '17 5:22:57 AM Prfnoff
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* Creator/DaveBarry's column "The Web Badge of Courage" tells the story of bravely setting out, on his 41st birthday, to subdue what he calls "a spider the size of Harold C. Crittenden Junior High School" that had set up a large web outside his front door, using a wooden stick and a peanut butter jar.

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* Creator/DaveBarry's column "The Web Badge of Courage" tells the story of bravely setting out, on his 41st birthday, to subdue what he calls "a spider the size of Harold C. Crittenden Junior High School" (or "Bernice" for short) that had set up a large web outside his front door, using a wooden stick and a peanut butter jar.
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